3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, private pool with terrace, BBQ and dining area
About Tim Wade
We purchased this property in the summer of 2015 and are looking forward to many wonderful family holidays there. Although we are from the UK we currently live and work in Dubai as teachers so getting to the villa is not going to happen as often as we would like in the coming years. Family and friends are making the most of it for us! As a family we have been travelling to the Algarve for many years on holiday, staying in various villas in this area. Last summer after years of dreaming we finally took the plunge to purchase this property. We have two children aged 6 and 8 and are looking forward to spending many holidays in our villa over the coming years. As teachers, especially now we are abroad our holidays are our time to catch up with family and friends and there is no better place to do so than in the sunny Algarve.
Tim Wade purchased this Villa in 2015
Why Tim Wade chose Vale do Garrão
This property was everything we were looking for. The bedrooms were spacious and provided room for our two children to spread out or space to accommodate friends. The kids are water babies so the private pool was a must and the BBQ will provide the focal point for the evenings. Keeping the children occupied was also a consideration. The beach is only 30 minutes walk away and the Horse Riding center and Tennis Academy of Vale do Lobo are 5 minutes drive away. For me, the opportunity to play golf on the numerous championship golf courses in the area is fantastic. The 3 Quinta do Lago courses, Pinheiros Altos, San Lorenzo and two Vale do Lobo courses are only 5 minutes away, with many more within a 20 minute drive, including the courses of Villamoura. My wife enjoys the time spent on the gorgeous beaches, as well as bike rides and walks around the Ria Formosa. The pampering on offer at the Vale do Lobo spa complex has also been well received.
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Nice comfortable property
Very nice comfortable place for a family to stay. Property faces north/south, so it doesn't get too hot from the sun, but still gets plenty of light.
very nice property in a lovely area
We would certainly consider this villa if we were to come back to the Algarve
Spacious, clean, and well located - perfect for our two families
Our two families (four adults and four cousins aged 10-15) enjoyed our stay at this lovely home, which was accurately portrayed in the pictures. The pool, especially, was a huge hit with the kids, who swam for hours, including at night with the pool lights. The basement had lots of fun games, etc (and several nice bikes we never even had time to use). The tv includes extensive channels. The three bedrooms and bathrooms were all rather spacious. We had thee people in each of the upstairs rooms (with use of the extra bed and folding cot - handy), and two were in the downstairs room. The WiFi speed varied a bit, but that seemed to be a regional issue and independent of the house. We were all able to use smart phones and computer adequately. Tim responded to our initial inquiries right away and Management Works did a fantastic job of taking care of us after arrival. They made sure we had what we needed and addressed our (many) questions, reservations for fishing and paddle boarding, and a few minor needs (eg extra sheets for the cot, repair of a shutter handle) in a timely manner. The cleaning crew had also done a great job prior to our arrival, and the house was sparkling. The shops, etc are a bit far to walk, but we had two rental cars and could easily drive to any town or beach in the region, and we appreciated the ample parking at the house. A highlight of our stay was the leisurely evening spent grilling the fish we caught on a reef fishing trip on the outside charcoal grill - one of the best meals we had in Portugal - and the kids loved sampling the fish they caught (and relaxing by the pool, of course). We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
This is a great spot to adjust to the time change and settle in before touring the country. We were 6 seniors who were all very comfortable in our own bedrooms with bathrooms.
The property management were very helpful in providing us with directions as well as advice on where to shop and eat if we chose to go out. However, we enjoyed the full kitchen and had many meals on site. Thank you Tim for sharing your fantastic villa !
Great location, lots of space, plenty of amenities
Only a 20 minute drive from Faro airport. Modern community spacious villa, driveway parking easy to settle in and feel right at home. Beach is a 25 minute walk away but an easy stroll, nearby Almancil has an Apolonia supermarket with a huge selection (recommend the custard tarts). Old Faro and Loule are nearby towns well worth a visit. If you want to go a bit further afield, Seville is just a 2 hour drive! Great stay would not hesitate to go back.
The house had all we need. It was spacious and very well equiped. The house was clean on arrival, towels, blankets and sheets were provided.
The communication with the owner went smooth and easy. I recommend it to everyone!
We stayed here with two adults and three children during the first week of January 2018.
The local beach has recently opened two lovely restaurants and bars. These are set in the dunes and look out over the sea and the wonderful sunsets. They are around 30 minutes walk away from the villa.
ATM, supermarket and shops are a short drive away. Bike hire and numerous activities are bookable locally or through the Management company on arrival