Light spacious and well equipped Villa with all the modern luxuries and conveniences for everyday life. For the sun worshiper beautiful patio areas, to lay and soak in the rays or shady areas where one can enjoy and feel a slight breeze on hot sunny days. For Alfresco dinning and cooking there is a BBQ . The outside dining area has glass panels for wind protection which can be opened or remain closed allowing all all type of weather conditions to be enjoyed. The Villa's large pool is kept warm with a solar blanket which gives the final ingredients for the perfect outside environment. With child safety a priority an optional pool safety fence is available. The villa is situated at the top of the old village of Almadena which has a small town square fronted by one cafe and one bar which also serves food. The village also offers two other bars,two Restaurants and two small cafe's and a small village shop for every day foods.This quaint village has successfully married the old traditional way of living with the new.Horse riding centers are located nearby offer inexpensive packages for all ages and levels of skill. For sailors, Largos Marina is approximately 6km away and has the best facilities of any Portuguese marina, it also offers dolphin safaris and cave visits. You can also rent dinghies, wind surfers or go water-skiing from the beaches at Praia da Luz and Meia Praia. For surfers, the rugged west coast beaches, with their long Atlantic rollers, are an irresistible target only 20mins away.The water around the Cape St. Vincent peninsula are among the best in Europe for Big-game fishing. Magnificent marlin, swordfish, tuna and shark can all be found here. Well-equipped boats are available from Lagos Marina. Or try your hand at line fishing from the cliffs or rocky outcrops. Numerous golf courses are close by the nearest being Boavista (3km)and Park da Floresta (3km).
Villa 3 bedroom all en-suite shower bathroom - Private pool - WiFi - Peaceful Village Location
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 28, 2018
About Trisha Henson
My husband and I invested in this villa for our health and mental wellbeing, it has not disappointed . Our entire family , grandparents , grandchildren , teenagers and young adults who have also all enjoyed what the Villa and surrounding areas have to offer.
Trisha Henson purchased this Villa in 2005
Why Trisha Henson chose Barão de São João
The stunning scenery and walks , along with the Portugese village life, made this a must have location, however the icing on the cake is that the villa is convienetly situated for the local town's and beaches. A straightforward stress less journey from the airport to the villa will start your holiday off whereby you will be able to recharge in comfort and beautiful surroundings .
What makes this Villa unique
The villa is a delight to stay in , with peaceful surroundings yet only 8 minutes away from the hussel and bustle of Lagos. The position of the villa gives easy access to the west coast and nature reserves together with the genuine Portuguese way of life. You will be ideally located for the south coast, 4 minutes away, with rock pools and various sea activities. The west coast is 20 minutes away offering the Atlantic rollers and all the surf schools on beautiful sandy beaches in the heart of nature reserves . A bonus is you can still park close to the beach. Our villa is designed for a family home from home with WiFi. We also cater for the family who have young children by providing full size cot , travel cot, high chair . To ensure the safety of non swimmers there is an optional pool fence which can be fitted and taken down in 5 minutes creating a safe environment for any non swimmers.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Excellent break at Villa Serena
A lovely stay at a well maintained and clean property, everything was as described in the listing, instructions were accurate and comprehensive and enabled us to find our bearings quickly and easily . Views were stunning from the Villa, the village of Almadena was quaint and boasted bars, shops and restaurants - within a short drive are the beeches, supermarkets and golf. Owner provided excellent customer service with deposits and keys etc., we would highly recommend this property to anyone visiting this area of Portugal. Steve & Irene Dickman
Spacious, well maintained, everything you need
We had a fantastic two week stay in this lovely villa along with my 2 grandchildren daughter and Son in law, was thought of for us and the children. The rooms were all immaculate and spacious, the outside area was stunning and the pool was a perfect size and temperature we had the use of lots of different equipment both inside and out, the owners have catered for everything you could possibly need we would not hesitate it returning to the villa. The only thing I would say is that the photos online don't do this gorgeous villa justice
It gives us great satisfaction to hear that our guest have had such a pleasing experience . We have received other comments in relation to our photos and we will endevour to improve them . Many thanks for your feed back .
We have 3 local beaches within 5 minute drive , the beaches have rock pools and swimming areas snorkeling and diving . Parking is easy with direct access to the beaches
For the wild Atlantic coast, with the big waves and fantastic scenery you will have a 20 minute drive were you will experience different beaches all amazing.
There are lovely country and coastal walks set in national parks.
Faro is a 45 minute drive . All car hire can be pre-arranged and be picked up from the airport.
Luz is a 4 minute drive
Burgau is 3 minute drive
Lagos is 8 minute drive
Sagres (The end of the world) with its Fort and stunning scenery is a 15 minutes drive
Lagos zoo is 8 minute drive.
Zoo Marina is 30 Minutes
A Guest wrote: In the village there is also a Portugese cafe where you can get coffees, snacks and 1 Euro bottles of cold beer. There is also a small Welsh bar, another snack bar, Broadies steak and pizza house and El Poco - a bar owned by an English couple called Les and Jackie. Les and his wife were extremely helpful throughout our stay, they gave us a taxi contact who we used every day and were pretty much available 24/7 (you might need to pre-book on weekends as they get v busy). The taxis are also very cheap - around 8-9 Euros to Luz, which between 6 of us was good value. El Poco also does food, infact Les kindly cooked us fresh mussels when we told him we were a bit peckish. Les's wife Jackie also kindly took us to the fish market one Saturday morning for us to get fresh fish for a barbeque. There is also a Monday night quiz which we even managed to win a bottle of wine in. The only thing bad to say about Les is his choice of shirts! I think he wears them in an ironic way though, as in "doesn't this really bright flowery shirt look great"?
Twice we ate at Broadies.The second time we had a boozy lunch and the pizzas etc were very good. The best meal we had out was at O Celerio, across the busy road. The food is fantastic, it is fairly pricey but you do get to drink out of a ginormous brandy glass at the end of your meal. And the waiters are a good laugh, if at first a bit miserable.
Before we travelled we were in two minds about hiring a car. In the end we didn't due to the price it would have been for a car for six. A car would be beneficial for a family if you are staying at Vila Serena but you can easily get by without one. Luz, Lagos and Burgau are worth visting and you get either get a taxi or the local bus.
I've stayed in a few holiday villas and cottages, and Vila Serena is far and away the best. Almadena is fairly quiet but for a small village it has plenty of bars/shops/cafes.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: We ask for a 20% holding deposit with the balance due 4 weeks prior to holiday date We also ask for a refundable security deposit of £250 Changeover Day: This is flexible to the dates that are available Notes on prices: The rental rates are for six person excluding babies. For additional people please add £50 per person per week Please contact for smaller group pricing