A nine bedroom villa with private pool, tennis court & seaviews close to Lagos
About Angela Herbert-Bell
My family and I have enjoyed so many wonderful holidays at Quinta Almara. It is a special place and we have made many cherished memories with family and friends. We hope you do too.
Angela Herbert-Bell purchased this Villa in 1995
Why Angela Herbert-Bell chose Meia Praia
Quinta Almara embraces the authenticity of Portugal. It gives a feeling of tranquility, but is only a 5 minute drive from the main town and beaches.
What makes this Villa unique
The house is spacious with a newly fitted kitchen and has magical views across the bay. It has a number of fruit trees and a small vineyard.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A fabulous villa- private and peaceful. Perfect for large family holiday. Great location.
We had a fabulous family holiday at Quinta Almara. Totally private, yet only a short walk from the lovely old town and a large supermarket. We didn’t hire any cars and did not regret this decision. We all loved the pool & the children especially enjoyed the added bonus of the 3 slides and diving board! Paying to have the pool heated was a good decision ( we were there in early April).
The villa was very well equipped and we made good use of the kitchen and gas BBQ.
The house keeper Lucinda was lovely and very helpful.
We did have a few issues initially with the electrics whereby shorting of the mains occurred multiple times in the first couple of days. However,it should be noted that the weather had been unusually wet prior to our arrival. The management company were very prompt & professional in addressing the problem and once sorted we didn’t experience any further disruption.
With such a large group we were concerned that we might feel a bit on top of one another but this was not the case at all as the villa is spacious with plenty of gorgeous outside space.
Catering for the needs of children of all ages can be tricky but the villa kept them all very well entertained. Knowing that the children were happy, safe and entertained allowed us adults to have a lovely relaxing holiday as well.
We had such a lovely and memorable holiday at Quinta Almara that we intend to book again for next year!
Thanks so much for taking the time to write your lovely review. I am so delighted you had a wonderful holiday and the children did too!! Very important! I sincerely hope you choose to book next year. Warmest wishes to you all. Angela.
Absolument Merveilleux ....
Nous avons séjourné 1 semaine à la Quinta Almara pour célébrer 3 anniversaires. La villa est beaucoup plus jolie que sur les photos. La villa est très spacieuse ainsi que les chambres, très bonne literie dans toutes les chambres de tous les appartements. Salle de bain très propre mais un peu petite. La cuisine est très grande et fonctionnelle. Le jardin est plus que merveilleux, nous y avons fait une chasse aux trésors….
Depuis la terrasse vous pouvez admirer la mer du lever du solei au coucher. Lucinda est là pour nettoyer la villa à votre place, très appréciable. Profitez de la villa et laissez vous vous faire chouchouter par Roberto "The Chef Affairs" www.thechefaffairs.com qui vient cuisiner à votre place et vous prépare des plats absolument divins. Nous l'avons pris pour toute la semaine. Si vous célébrez un évènement je vous conseille de joindre Claudia de "Wedding Panner" email@example.com qui sera vous organiser et vous aider pour tout évènement. Côté boulangerie/Patisserie je vous conseille Padaria Central au cœur de Lagos. Pas facile d'accès mais trop trop bon. Moi et mes amis garderons un merveilleux séjour à la Quinta Almara. Merci Angela
We stayed 1 week at the Quinta Almara to celebrate 3 anniversaries. The villa is much prettier than in the photos. The villa is very spacious as well as rooms, very good bedding in all rooms of all apartments. Bathroom very clean but a little small. The kitchen is very large and functional. The garden is more than wonderful, we had a treasure hunt…. From the terrace you can admire the sea from sunrise to sunset. Lucinda is there to clean the villa in your place, very appreciable. Enjoy the villa and let yourself be pampered by Roberto "The Chef Affairs" www.thechefaffairs.com who comes to cook for you and prepares you absolutely divine dishes. We took it for the whole week. If you are celebrating an event I advise you to join Claudia from "Wedding Panner" firstname.lastname@example.org who will organize you and help you for any event. Bakery/Patisserie side I recommend Padaria Central in the heart of Lagos. Not easy to access but too good. Me and my friends will keep a wonderful stay at the Quinta Almara. Thanks Angela
Dear Nathalie, thank you very much for your wonderful review. I am so delighted you enjoyed such a special holiday. I hope to welcome you again. Best wishes, Angela
Quinta Almara is located in Calicas, a region east of Lagos, part of the western Algarve, Portugal. The property is spacious and set in extensive private and mature gardens with many fig, almond, orange and lemon trees, plus a small vineyard.
The views to the Atlantic and over Lagos itself are breathtaking, giving an almost 180 degree vista.
Although this property has the benefit of feeling as though in a rural setting, the beautiful long, sandy beach of Meia Praia and the bustle of Lagos Marina are an approximate 15 minute walk, or less than a 5 minute drive away.
The Marina is lively during the day with a choice of lovely cafes, bars & restaurants where you can either just have a quick coffee & cake or choose to eat any meal from breakfast to dinner. There are plenty of options and something for everyone.
From here, you can enjoy outdoor activities like sailing, boat trips to explore the coast, visit the unique caves in cruising boats or even kayaking and experience the sea life eg: dolphins at sea.
Later on in the afternoon and evenings, the bars and restaurants become a most enjoyable place to enjoy an evening meal and you can finish the night in a friendly bar with lots of local options to choose from.
Or you can cross the footbridge and in a 5 minute pleasant walk enjoy the busy town of Lagos, with its small cobbled streets, local fruit market, fish market, the churches, monuments and local museums, interesting shops, bars and restaurants where both adults and children can make holiday memories that can last a lifetime. Lagos has lots to offer; whether you want a town steeped in history and culture, or a town teeming with restaurants, shops and night-life, then Lagos has something for you.
The clean, wide, long beach of Meia Praia is just a 15 minute saunter away from the house and because of it's size, you can always find somewhere to put your beach towels. There are many great beach bars to choose from, whether just for a drink or ice cream to cool off, or to have some food and get out of the sun for a while.
For those wanting to play golf, there are several championship golf courses nearby including Boavista Golf Club and Spa, Espiche and Palmares Onyra Golf Club. It is possible to hire a quality set of clubs at Faro airport from ClubstoHire.com. For the more adventurous there are many water sports widely available including water skiing, surfing and wake boarding or you could go trekking, horse riding or micro-light flying.