|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Special interest holidays:
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.
|Refundable damage deposit||$2,466|
|Pool heating (per day)||$0|
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.
Change over day is Saturday.
Notes on prices:
Estate can be rented as a whole or per villa depending on time of year.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.