4 Bedrooms and 4 bathrooms for occupation by 8 to 9 persons
Mr. Oebele Veenstra and Mrs Sietske Abma
- english, german, dutch, Frisian
About Mr. Oebele Veenstra and Mrs Sietske Abma
We are Sietske Abma & Oebele Veenstra from the Netherlands and since February 2012 moved from Heemskerk (near Amsterdam) to the province of Friesland in the village of De Wilgen. Back to the roots. Many years ago we made a 3-weeks-Portugal-tour with a closing 'week of sun in the Algarve'. The environment of the village of Almancil are very pleased! Two years later went back and decided to buy a house to get yourself to stay and to rent. At least twice in every year we go to our villa with pleasure. We are delighted with the (year-round) mild climate, friendly atmosphere, delicious food and luxurious surroundings.
Mr. Oebele Veenstra and Mrs Sietske Abma purchased this Villa in 2004
Why Mr. Oebele Veenstra and Mrs Sietske Abma chose Vale do Garrão
As the urbanisation was set up in a luxury atmosphere, we thought we would make a good decision to buy a plot not far from the beach. With a constructor we trusted very much (by then we knew him for 8 years as has done jobs for our second villa in the Algarve) and an architect we were able to built a first class villa with private pool.
What makes this Villa unique
The guests visited our villa Vivenda in the past informed us that they were very pleased about the quality, the facilities of the villa. What more can we say?
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Beautiful SPACIOUS villa - photos do not do it justice
We stayed in Villa Vivenda May 26th to June 2nd 2018. The villa is very spacious, clean, and the pool is amazing. We had a slight hiccup first night when there appeared to be no hot water, I phoned Carmen the property manager who promptly came over with her husband and sorted out the boiler. The owner Oebele is fantastic responding to queries promptly.
We know the area for the last 11 years and this is a fantastic rental.
SMALL criticisms below- which are meant to be constructive:
1. The hairdryers supplied are 1500 W so not very powerful - recommend bring your own 2200W drier if you have hair to dry!
2. Bathroom towels are supplied though the largest of these is the size of a big hand towel, proper bath sheet size towels would have been appreciated.
3. We have had beach towels supplied with previous villas we have rented, we had to bring our own - which is a pity as they are so bulky.
4. The kitchen is very spacious but lacks a draining board for dishes.
There is a large oven/grill but we could not find a grill pan.
5. A proper outside clothes line (similar to the neighbouring property's) would also be a
The villa is in a very quiet cul de sac location HOWEVER the back of the house is accessible on both sides of the house i.e. no gates. This could be a problem if you have a child who tends to wander and also is a slight security concern. We had no problems but we did lock all doors/windows before leaving.
Overall a great rental and we would hope to return in 2019 - if you'll have us.
Excellent property, large and spacious and clean
The owner is absolutely fantastic always answering any queries promptly.
The villa itself is lovely, large and spacious and very clean. We had a fantastic holiday here and if we returned to this area would definately book the villa again.
Thank you for a fantastic holiday. Jane
Thank you for your nice review Jane. We are glad to read you enjoyed your stay. Your family is most welcome if you decide to book our villa Vivenda again!! Oebele
Holidays in Algarve in family
The location, the tranquility of the place, the property, especially the fantastic swimming pool, have made the stay very pleasant.
We're glad to read you enjoyed your stay!
Obrigado pela revisão!
Reviews, especially from - meanwhile - regular guests are important for us. Thank you!
Boa casa, limpeza, piscina boa...
Zona muito calma propia para família..
Thanks for your review!
I'll try it in Portuguese language:
> Nós estamos contentes que você está tão satisfeito! <
Villa Vivenda is exactly as described and more. A lovely spacious villa with everything you could need for a very enjoyable holiday.
We will certainly be looking to book again next year if available.
Thank you for your confidence!
You're most welcome for another stay in future...
The Algarve, the most popular province of Portugal, is famous for its beautiful beaches, its mild climate, its lovely nature and off course its attractive Golf courses. Most of the roads in the Algarve connect the one village centre to the other. If you are a little bit in a hurry, please use the A22 motorway.
Almancil (where our 2 villas are located) is a small city with at about 6.000 inhabitants. It is only 15 kilometres west of Faro airport (15 minutes by car). The city has several shops and services, e.g. supermarkets, magazine shops, baker shops, butchers, restaurants and bars. Apart from a medical centre, there are doctors and dentists as well.
The urbanisations of Vale do Garrão and Varandas do Lago, where our villas are built on, are situated in the Golden Triangle of the Algarve, just in between the well-known resorts of Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago in Almancil, Algarve. This area is famous for its sandy beaches and its many golf courses. Both the parks are laying next to each other (only 500 meters in between). All the Villas are only approximately 1 kilometre away from the coast.
The holiday/residential development of Varandas do Lago is set in the heart of the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, neighbouring Club do Ancão and Vale do Garrão. Surrounded by beautiful pine forests, the development is within easy reach of the famous golf courses of Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo, close to miles and miles of golden beaches, and stunning sunsets. Small development comprising of 190 detached villas and several townhouses. Future central facilities comprising of tennis courts, Bar/Restaurant and central pool area.
The localisation of both the urbanisations is ideal: it is just a stroll to the beach. At the beach, there are several popular restaurants. On the urbanisations, there are several general facilities like swimming pools (in Vale do Garrão) and three tennis courts. Most of the buildings in the urbanisation are townhouses and private villas with between two and five sleeping rooms. Most of the houses have a private swimming pool. Our two villas have a private pool indeed!