This spacious villa is located in a quiet & safe area within the Lakeside Village development in Quinta do Lago. It has a beautiful garden, private swimming pool, patio & BBQ area, making it perfect for al-fresco dining. There is a larger communal swimming pool at the rear of the garden. On the ground floor there is a twin bedroom with a private patio and a shower-room, a well-equipped, fully-fitted kitchen & a large open-plan lounge/dining room. There is satellite TV, with all major English & European channels, as well as free wi-fi/internet access. Upstairs there is a master double bedroom with en-suite bathroom & a further double bedroom with en-suite shower-room. Both rooms have access onto a large private terrace that has panoramic views of the landscaped gardens and further to the beautiful coastal area. Up top is a private sun-terrace with another BBQ & outside eating area from where one has views to the ocean. Each room in the property is decorated to a high standard and there is plenty of outside furniture, spare linen, bedding & towels available to ensure your stay is comfortable. The villa is perfect for couples, friends, families with children, those seeking peace & nature in the sunniest part of Europe or for the outside/water sports enthusiast.
General Information on Quinta do Lago: 'Quinta do Lago' is a prestigious & exclusive residential and recreational estate set amongst 800 hectares of pine forests, a lagoon & a lake at the southern tip of Portugal. The resort enjoys a unique location in an area of outstanding natural beauty, bordering the Rio Formosa Natural Park, one of the last unspoilt coastal zones in Europe. The region boasts one of the highest number of sunshine hours in Europe & it is also famous for its 4 championship golf courses. Quinta do Lago has its own shopping centre, modelled on London's Covent Garden, offering fabulous boutiques & restaurants. If you are feeling more adventurous, then a visit to the covered market in Loule on Saturday morning is a must! You will find a wide selection of locally grown fresh fruit & vegetables, freshly caught fish, butchers and local artisans selling pottery and other arts & crafts. There is also a flea market in Loule on Saturday, as well as in Quartiera on Wednesday, where you can purchase everything from clothes and pots & pans, to pottery & shoes - don't forget to haggle! Eating out in Quinta do Lago & the surrounding area is a true pleasure. There are many restaurants offering an excellent range of national & international cuisine to suit all tastes & budgets. Alternatively, you can dine al-fresco by your own romantically-lit pool having prepared your meal on the built-in barbeque. The beach is only moments away & there is a large lake with all watersport facilities within walking distance. In the evenings you can feed the turtles & ducks at the lake-a must for those travelling with children, or explore the nightlife. You can also go for a stroll in the nearby marina at Villamoura and admire all the boats and yachts of all shapes and sizes, or perhaps be tempted by the lure of the Casino!
Other Activities: Tennis, Swimming, Biking, Horse-Riding, Go-Karting, Water Parks & all Watersports, Gym & Fitness Centre.
Further Information on the Villa: A comprehensive 'welcome pack' is left in the villa, providing advice, information & maps about the resort, region & restuarants - every forseeable question.
The property is managed by a local company, Lakeside Services, a very reputable company that has been in the region for over 20 years. They are just a phone call away to provide any assistance or answer any questions for guests staying at the villa.
A full maid service is available upon request (not available on Sundays or public holidays). Please note that this service does not include cleaning of barbecues or washing up.
There is also a reception on the development where multi-lingual staff can provide a wealth of information about the locality and the region, arrange car or bike hire and where you can check-in/print off boarding passes for your return flight.
Flights & Car Hire: For further information about getting to and from Faro, the nearest airport to Quinta do Lago, for competitive prices, for information about Faro airport and for competitive quotes on car hire, please try the following websites: www.travelsupermarket.com ; www.kayak.co.uk ; www.carrentals.co.uk ; www.ana.pt/en-US/Aeroportos/algarve/Faro/Pages/HomeFaro.aspx
The resort enjoys a superb location, bordered on its south eastern boundaries by the Ria Formosa Natural Park. The park is one of 23 protected areas in Portugal. This tidal inlet is the Unesco protected home of migratory birds & a wetland of world importance. It is one of the last unspoiled coastal zones in Europe. Effort is expended to protect the landscape & the wealth of flora & fauna that endow the region & to integrate a high quality of tourism development, without upsetting the delicate ecological balance. The region is also abundant in marine life & fosters a rich ecosystem for the propagation of migrant and resident birds, some rare and threatened. Quinta do Lago has created two nature trails, which have been designed to enhance awareness of the environment value of the area.