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Last 2 weeks of August still available! Tues 21st Aug - Tues 4th Sept

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautifully furnished and well equipped 3 bed villa in Tennis Valley, Vale do Lobo - walking distance to several beaches

Designer furnishings and décor, very well equipped with Lazer TV, DVD, wifi, giant bluetooth speaker and above average kitchen equipment inc juicer, blender, health grill. Washer/dryer in the separate utility area. Late availability discount for August 2018. Sleeps up to 7. 3 bedroom villa in Vale do Lobo (Tennis Valley). Bedrooms have super king beds, that can all be converted to twins - so 3 x couples or 6 x singles + 1 guest bed. 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), kitchen, separate utility area. 4 terraces: ground floor with dining set, 2 on the 1st floor (1 en suite), sunbathing terrace on the top (2nd floor). 20 mins walk in either direction to superb beaches and restaurants. The pool is not on site - 3 min walk to the tennis centre. Guests have free use of pool, gym, and discounted tennis.

Recent reviews:

Love this place so much – especially those sofas - amazing! The villa is such a high spec – we will be back. So many good restaurants – favourites: Marias, Izzys – lovely at sunset. Eduardos, Tapas e vinho, La Casa at Quinta do Lago – I could go on… (June 2014 - Karin and Rhiann Jeffrey, Belfast)

Fab time, big thank you Gill. Villa 922 is a delight to stay in, cool, comfortable and very stylish – well done – you have created a beautiful living space, and your personality shines through. Hospitality rating 11 out of 10. Looking forward to many happy times here. (July 2014 - Jackie Robinson, Brixham, Devon)

Beautiful home, beautiful weather. Perfect time had – thank you for sharing your home and introducing me to the area. I cannot wait to return! (July 2014 Val Carr, Oxshott, Surrey)

More Details

Gill Dunsford
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2018

About Gill Dunsford

Owner of several properties in the UK, I enjoy finding properties that I can make individual and give personality and enjoyment.

The 3 bed villa in Tennis Valley in Vale do Lobo (property ref p16292) certainly has the wow factor in terms of interior furnishings and is ideally located for the Tennis Centre and Praca area.

The 2 bed villa in Vale do Garrao (property ref ) is very charming and rustic with lots of entertaining space - indoors and outdoors and ideally located being so close to the beach.

A home is nothing without a good music system, and so I have invested in a state of the art docking station which can operate on Blue tooth from a number of devices, mobile, ipad, ipod, and also has two docking places for old and new ipad/ipod connections.

Gill Dunsford purchased this villa in 2013

Why Gill Dunsford chose Almancil

I fell in love with Vale do Lobo only recently in summer 2013. I was shown a villa which needed a lot of tlc and inspiration as it had not been inhabited for 2+ years, and I was interested in the challenge. A few months further down the line, and it is finally ready and I am pleased with the result, and I am sure you will be too!

What makes this villa unique

Having the use of a full sized (20m long) pool to my mind is much better than having a pool taking up space on the terrace which is often no bigger than a large bath tub! When I spend time at the villa, I go to the tennis centre (3 min walk) every day for a proper 20-30 length swim. The beauty of this is that many visitors to Vale do Lobo don't know about it, and it can be fantastically quiet even in the middle of August!

The beautiful sunshine, hot weather combined with lovely breeze blowing from the Atlantic make it a very comfortable location to be - even in the height of summer when it can reach 35+ degrees celcius. Out of season it may not be quite so hot, but it is mostly sunny, and a lot more pleasant than we are used to in the UK in Autumn/Winter.

20 mins walk to beach

Guestbook comments from the owner

My friend and I have just completed our stay in this lovely villa in Vale de Lobo. It was well equipped, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The fact that there are bedrooms on two floors gave us an extra degree of privacy - it was like having two private suites in one building.

There are so many places to lie out in the sun that you never have to lose the warmth but plenty of shade if you prefer.

The villa has been tastefully decorated and we loved the strong wifi connection and additional UK TV channels.

Gill's advice about using the onsite bus service was particularly useful as we did not hire a car.

We found it most enjoyable to explore restaurants outside the complex and we have left notes for future guests in he guest book together with a very helpful taxi service.
Aug 2017
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Almancil Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No groups of young adults under 21 without parents
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • Ground floor bathroom (en suite) with bath and shower, integrated basin, and bidet. 1st floor bathroom with bath and shower, twin integrated basins and bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) King size beds or singles. Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom on ground floor with en suite bathroom, integrated wardrobes and small lobby. Bedroom 1 on top floor with en suite terrace and integrated wardrobe. Bedroom 2 on top floor is very large with en suite wardrobe. Either 3 couples or 7 singles.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Shorter breaks possible subject to availability. Please contact the owner for further details. Outside: The ground floor terrace has table and 6 chairs and there is a barbecue (located inside the property). ON the 1st floor 1 terrace has a table and 2 x recliner chairs. The en suite terrace has 2 small chairs. The upstairs sun terrace has 2 sun loungers, 2 further recliner chairs, and table and 4 chairs. There is NO white plastic garden furniture in this villa! Outdoor furniture is flexible and can be moved to suit, so 6 can sunbathe, and 6 can dine on the top terrace if required. For families there is a small playground opposite the villa which makes it an ideal choice for those with small children. Utility Room: Brand new washer dryer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning will be provided at the beginning and end of the visit, and 1 visit in between. Bedlinen and towels provided and changed weekly. Additional cleaning/linen can be provided on request (extra charge) Other: Split level reception room with spacious dining area with marble dining table and 6 chairs. Free unlimited wifi.


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average rating of 4.9333334 based on 16 reviews

OUr stay at Vale Do Lobo

  • 5 of 5

I would thoroughly recommend staying at this Villa, it has absolutely everything that you could possibly need for a lovely relaxed holiday!

We have three teenagers and they were more than happy with the home from home villa with free wifi which is a must for parents of teenagers!

The villa is spotlessly clean and very well maintained. The maids come in three times a week to change beds, clean towels and clean the villa.

You are able to use the pool at the tennis club for free and the food and drink there is good value for money.

I would recommend hiring a car as the resort is quite big and although you can buy tickets for ther shuttle bus which is very good, we preferred the car so that you can venture out of the complex and visit other parts of Portugal.

The beach at Vale Do Lobo is lovely and very peaceful. It is situated on the Praca which has a good selection of restaurants and bars.

Both of my sons played golf on both of the courses while we were there and thoroughly enjoyed it.

I would definitely go back to this Villa and had a fabulous holiday whilst there.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely and Very Spacious Villa

  • 5 of 5

It was very spacious and very clean. The sitting room was very relaxing. The bedrooms are all large and two are en-suite. The different balconies were nice to use at different parts of the day. The villa is well situated in Val do Lobo, near tennis academy and not far from golf and beach. We had a great week and happy to recommend villa to others. No negatives.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5 Star luxury Villa

  • 5 of 5

We have just come home following a one week stay at Gill's beautiful villa. Myself and my sister go to Vale Do Lobo for a quiet holiday each Sept with our elderly parents and we can honestly say that Gill's villa offered everything we could have wished for and more. We were extremely well catered for with all of the comforts of home in a stunning location and setting. Gill has been amazing and so very obliging and pleasant she is a true professional and gentle lady. We have just booked for a second stay for next Sept and we can't wait to go back again. Thank you so much Gill it has been a pleasure dealing with you.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Extremely comfortable, beautifully furnished villa

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Vale de Lobo and certainly won't be our last! The whole experience was excellent, such a fun place for the whole family. We loved the villa, which had everything we needed and more! It was beautifully furnished, we particularly enjoyed the large bright sofas, and huge beds! Gill has thought of everything from the lighting to the music system! The villa was exactly as described but rooms even bigger than we expected. The customer service was excellent and all our questions were answered promptly. I would definitely recommend this villa to family and friends.

The children loved the pool, tennis and beautiful beaches. My husband played three rounds of golf and I read two books! One happy family! The restaurants were all lovely, particular favourites were BJ's, Julia's and Marufo's. We also visited Slide and Splash water park for a great day out. The weather was perfect, 27 to 30 degrees every day, blue sky - as you can see great fun was had by all. Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A relaxing stay, and great value for money

  • 5 of 5

Fab holiday staying in this deceptively spacious and spotless villa, room for adults and teenagers alike to chill. We stayed with our teenagers aged 15 and 18 plus friends - we all made multi use of the pool, gym and tennis courts at the Tennis academy literally across the road, could not have been easier and there always seemed to sufficient sun loungers free to relax for as long as you liked.

Love the fact its so close to Faro airport, we had a car but didn't really need one, plenty of buses and taxis around. Really easy to get around. Favourite restaurant was Casa da Quinta, just outside the resort, awesome food and service, and dealt amazingly well with a massive group as we met friends there and it did get a bit noisy!

Managing agents for 922 were a pleasure to deal with, and the owner really helpful with masses of suggestions, we just didn't have enough time to do everything - so we will just have to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely villa, great location

  • 5 of 5

The villa was just as described and very clean and tidy on arrival. Location was perfect - quiet, and close to tennis club where we used the gym and pool. Gill, the owner, was really helpful before we went, providing us with lots of information and recommendations. We were a party of 6, with our 2 teenage children each having a friend with them. We ate in most evenings and barbecued which was great. The supermarket on site recently re-opened and was very well-stocked. We didn't hire a car so did 2 trips by taxi (Gill's recommendation of Jose and Patricia's taxi service was excellent) to supermarkets in Almancil then used the circuit bus to access the on-site supermarket. All in all, this was a great place to stay and we would definitely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Vale do Lobo
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Ken Los Memories of China
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Praca, Garrao

Special interest holidays:

The villa is situated a short 3 min walk from the Tennis Academy which has numerous courts, and other facilities including beautiful outdoor 20m pool and many sun loungers. There is also a gym at the centre. In summer there is a weekly barbecue, and all guests have free access to the pool and gym, and 50% discount on the tennis. 10% discount applies at the bar and in the restaurant.


The main beaches near to the villa are the Praca, which is the centre of the Vale do Lobo resort (20 min walk). And in the other direction c 20mins walk - the Vale do Garrao which has some fabulous bars and restaurants, some pictures included on this listing


20 mins drive from Faro airport - main airlines that fly from London are:

Easy jet



Norwegian Air

Ryan air (Stanstead and regional)

A taxi will cost c25 Euro each way.


The nearest supermarket is c2km away, there are little local stores a 10min walk which sell essentials only. The main town of Almancil is about 5-6 km from the centre. The Praca - with shops and restaurants and the main facilities in Vale do Lobo is about 1.5 km from the villa.

Further Details:

There is a circuit bus which runs very regularly throughout May - September, and can be used if you purchase a 'resort card' at the Vale do Lobo reception for €25. The service can be requested on the phone so almost like a private mini cab service at no extra charge. The card also entitles the holder to discounts at many restaurants and bars in the area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee $66.78
Damage Deposit $534.26

Changeover day flexible - but it is imperative that all guests check out by 10am on day of departure exc by prior arrangement, and arrive no earlier than 4pm on day of arrival.

Notes on prices:
Bookings between November 2018 and March 2019 will be subject to additional charges for electricity and gas.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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