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Majestic estate within golden triangle, large pool and a lake with Sea views.

Bedrooms 9
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Estate in Almancil, Central Algarve. Semi-rural Location 15 Minutes To Beach, Array Of Golf Courses & stunning restaurants nearby

Set in a truly stunning hillside location, Lago da Serra is nestled in a unique Algarvian oasis surrounded by magnificent countryside. The estate boasts a private lake, beach volleyball court, beautiful gardens with its own vineyard and orchards all set in a secure gated complex of over 20,000M2. The complex has undergone an award winning makeover and revamp to bring it into the 21st century with a bang. The villas are secluded within their own 7 acres of gardens, amidst an unspoilt landscape, yet is conveniently just 20 minutes from Faro airport, 5 minutes from both the bustling streets of Loule and Almancil with its abundance of restaurants and cafes. Whether you favour the cosmopolitan Marina at Vilamoura, the beaches of Vale Do Lobo or a round of golf at Portugal’s best championship golf courses all just 15 minutes away by car, this villa ticks all the boxes and is ideally placed. The villa is furnished with a stylish mix of designer and antique furniture and is adorned with several original works of art. The bedrooms have the design and flare of a boutique hotel. The living room accommodates large groups and leads into the dining room area and outdoor living spaces, which are perfect for entertaining and alfresco dining.

Perfect for large families wanting a unique portuguese experience, or small groups wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of usual life.

Tranquil setting is ideal for Yoga and boot camps.

The lake and volleyball court are perfect hazards for golfers wanting to practice their short game before they hit the nearby 5* courses leaving their partners to enjoy the sun by the pool in peace and quiet.

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Sean Doyle
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Sean Doyle

Having visited the Algarve for several years with my partner and family i felt it was time to take the plunge and make an investment in property here as i have always considered this to be my second home.

Having found this majestic site and now near completion i want to share with others what i have been fortunate to enjoy over the past years.

The Algarve has everything for all tastes and will be sure to make you want to return year after year.

Sean Doyle purchased this villa in 2013

Why Sean Doyle chose Almancil area

Almancil is a great area that caters for everyone. You are a stone throw from the town centre with its array of exceptional cafes and restaurants and a short drive to the stunning beaches of Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago.

It is perfectly situated for families and golfers who want to enjoy everything the Algarve has to offer but a nice distance away that you are not in the heart of the hustle and bustle of the main tourist areas.

Local restaurants serve freshly sourced food at great value.

The locals are extremely friendly and always welcoming which is one of the main attractions for buying in this gem of an area situated in the hills behind Almancil.

What makes this villa unique

The uniqueness of this property is that it is the only one in the Algarve that has its own lake within its boundary that is solely for you and you only to enjoy.

The property has absolutely everything you and your family need for a great vacation.

You can enjoy your days lazing by the outdoor pool or have a paddle in the 3,000M2 lake. Alternatively, if you're feeling energetic you can walk around the 20,000M2 plot enjoying the sea views whilst sipping a cocktail in the sun or go fruit picking among the orchards.

The property is gated and fenced so is 100% safe for families with children and pets.


Cerro do Mocho Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
  • Main Villa; 2 ensuite bathrooms 1 family bathroom Annexe 1 & 2; 2 family bathrooms
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 18 (Villa 1; 5 beds, Villa 2 & 3; 2 beds) Notes on bedrooms: Main Villa; Master bedroom with sea views, walk in wardrobe and en-suite Bedroom 2 twin bedroom with ensuite Bedroom 3 twin bedroom Bedroom 4 & 5 double bedrooms Annexe 1&2; Bedroom 1- master bedroom with sea views Bedroom 2- Twin or double bedroom
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Outside: Large outdoor pool with separate kitchen, shower room and WC and BBQ area perfect for summer evenings. Large outdoor BBQ area to main house. Large 3,000M2 lake accessible to all with Carp fish. Gated and walled garden safe and secure for children and families 2,000M2 vineyard and mature gardens throughout. Utility Room: Separate large laundry room with wash machine and drier Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Villa is cleaned weekly by maid. Towels changed once during stay though can be twice if requested at additional cost. Additional cleaning can be requested at an extra cost. All linen included. Other: Estate can be rented as one unit or villas can be rented separately.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Majestic estate within golden triangle, large pool and a lake with Sea views.
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

Wonderful family villa 14 of us and 1 baby and we all had a wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

The villa was everything I had hoped it would be..well stocked and in excellent order and the accomodation was ideal for a large family both in the main villa and in the two self contained bungalows.There was ample space in the extensive grounds for us to have our own space when needed but the pool and terrace were both ideal for us all to be together and bbq/cook then eat al fresco when we required.Great selection of restaurants around the area in Almancil,Loule and a little further afield in Sta barbara and in the Quinta area..would particularly recommend the Thai restuarant in Valverde where we were really well looked after with authentic Thai food.

The representative on site Reinaldo was particularly helpful..speaks excellent English and any slight problem (We had a water leak one day)was speedily and efficiently dealt with.

The only 2 slight things we thought would improve the villa was (1) more outdoor shade on the terrace and in the pool area and (2) more illumination on the terrace for when we ate outside in the evening.However in the scheme of things these were minor irritations..ovarall we couldnt have chosen better for our purposes and thank you Sean for the opportunities it afforded us

Peter Firman and family,Norfolk August 2016

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stylish Villa with Magnificent Views

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week with the extended family (ages 1 to 84) at Lago Da Serra. The villa is brand new, very stylish and it worked well that apart from the main house, there were two additional separate houses. There is plenty of room for everybody to meet at the pool, in the main living room or on the terrace from where you have stunning sea views. The housekeeper couple is very friendly and helpful. We can only recommend Lago Da Serra!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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This is a beautiful estate with well maintained and equipped grounds and villas and plenty of space.

  • 4 of 5

Just lovely - well equipped kitchen, beautiful grounds, we didn't feel the need to go out in the evenings and most days just went to beach for a short while. Air conditioning very efficient (and welcome!). Bathrooms good size and plentiful water despite hot weather and no rain since April apparently! Whole place very clean and tidy and well equipped (except for a can opener - bring one with you!). Well placed and good distance for airport (Faro) and beaches. Walkable to local town - just about for the fairly fit. Good local supermarkets and restaurants. Best bit though is the lovely pool and the large patio outside main house. Annexes also have good patios with hammocks! The estate is still quite new and there were one or two glitches but the owner was responsive. This estate will be even better next year I am sure. Things to note - there are very steep slopes throughout the estate so it would be difficult for someone with mobility problems to access the pool and grounds. We (a family party of 18 aged from 2 to 70+) had such a great holiday and really didn't want to leave. Thank you Sean for sharing your Portugese paradise. Only reason for 4 stars not 5 is a few glitches which I am sure will be sorted out very soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing Place!!

  • 5 of 5

We were a Group of 11, but there would have been plenty of room for a much bigger group. The property is absolutely spectacular, and one we would definitely revisit. It also benefits from having excellent privacy. Some of the taxis needed some help to find the property, so I would recommend having a car. It's definitely a 10/10.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A fabulous break!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Lago Da Serra for 5 nights in April this year and had a thoroughly enjoyable time. We would highly recommend the villas and will definitely return again at some point. The facilities had everything that was needed and the villa's are superb with a very high specification and having the 3 separate villa's on site was great with our large party of friends.

The villa's location is brilliant with Vilamoura only a 15 minute drive or taxi ride away, Quinta and the beach at Vale do Lobo are only 10 minutes away. There are also a number of great restaurants in the area.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Fantastic Villa

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to be the first guests to stay at this amazing Villa. We were 3 families with children ranging from 9 years to 18 years old there were 17 of us in total, the villa worked well for us as the teenagers had their own annexes within the estate. Great size pool and pool area, volley ball pitch and even your own private lake and man made beach to enjoy.

The décor in the villa was modern chic, comfortable and very well equipped,

There are great restaurants in the area but suggest you book in advance of your stay not to be disappointed.

The owner was extremely accommodating and we would defiantly recommend this villa to friends and family and we hope to come back to Lago da Serra very soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Vale do lobo

Special interest holidays:

Fine dining.

We offer special in-house fine dining where experts chefs will cook for you and your family. Price on request.


5* beaches of Vale do Lobo and Vilamoura are only 10-15 minutes away by car.

These beaches are stunning to say the least and host a variety of great cafes and restaurants to suit all tastes. Sun loungers and umbrellas can be hired by the hour.

If you require something a bit more secluded we have details of many other beaches not found by the mass tourist population just yet.


Faro airport is located 20km from the villa with a transfer time of approximately 15-20 minutes. A car is recommended for this property unless you enjoy hill walking with a great view. We can organise bicycle hire if requested as this is a great way to explore the local area.


Almancil and Loule are equidistant to the villa- both 5 minutes away by car. Both towns are packed with culture and sites to explore with an abundance of cafes, bars and great restaurants.

The ancient town of Loule hosts weekend markets which mustn't be missed.


Rates & Availability

Cerro do Mocho Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Apr 16 2017 - May 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
May 13 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
May half-term 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jul 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Autumn (1) 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Autumn (2) 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
New years 2018
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
Winter 1
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
Feb 10 2018 - Feb 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
Feb 17 2018 - Mar 16 2018
4 night minimum stay
Easter half-term
Mar 17 2018 - Apr 13 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2
Apr 14 2018 - May 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
May half-term
May 26 2018 - Jun 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018 (1)
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Sep 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $194.04
Pool heating (per day) $0
Pet Fee $129.36
Refundable damage deposit $2,587.24

Booking Notes:
To book and secure the villa a 50% security deposit must be paid, with the final balance paid 30 days before your stay.
The booking currency is in sterling but other currencies will be accepted at the current exchange rate at the time of booking. Please ask for further details.
Additional cleaning can be requested at a cost of £150 for the 3 villas.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Saturday.

Notes on prices:
Estate can be rented as a whole or per villa depending on time of year.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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