Villa Douro is in Acoteias, a small suburb of Albufeira, the tourist centre of Algarve. However, being that it is about 7 km from Albufeira, it is in no way in the middle of business of this city. It is in a clear residential area with other villas and houses/apartments. You can reach the beach in just a few minutes by foot (about 500 m). This part of the typical Algarve sand beach with a fascinating cliff-lined coast is constantly kept clean and is the perfect spot for sun bathing and relaxing. The 'Centre' of Acoteias is within walking distance. There is a cosy atmosphere there with several restaurants with typical Portuguese and international cuisine, there are also small pubs, shops and a supermarkets with bakery.
- Villa2045 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay1 - 3 nights
Private pool, free DSL internet access, 5 min to the beach by foot
Jan F. Dierkes
- english, german
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 21, 2018
Pool / Spa
Best holiday yet!
We had an absolutely amazing stay in Jan's home! The villa is a quick 35/40 minute drive from Faro Airport. Less than 2 minutes away from the villa is a plaza filled with restaurants, pubs, and a supermarket. The convenience of this made our stay even more special. Walk 5 minutes to Praia de Falesia beach and experience what the Algarve is known for- stunning beach landscapes. The beach wasn't too crowded and our group could choose to spend our days poolside or oceanside.
The house itself is outfitted with every amenity possible. Each room featured an en suite bathroom, resulting in ultimate comfort for our group.
Thank you Jan for supplying us with an amazing homebase for our group of friends. To future renters, don't hesitate to book this beautiful villa for your next holiday!
Thanks a lot Megan!
Great pool, fabulous location for relaxing holiday
We were 2 families and had a very relaxing time. The villa is spacious and clean. The pool was fab - kids loved it. The local restaurants are great as is the beach - miles of beautiful sandy beach.
Lovely villa in an excellent location
We have just returned from villa Douro 2 after spending two weeks in this truly lovely villa. We are a group of eight adults (four couples) and found the villa very spacious and well equipped.
The outside areas were more than we expected and the location of the villa was excellent, an easy walk to the supermarkets, the square with lovely bars and restaurants and also the amazing Falesia beach. Getting out and about was easy too as we used taxis and buses with no problems at all. The owner Jan has been very helpful and informative when we have contacted him, always quick to respond to any question asked. A few minor things we feel could be easily rectified are regarding the bed linen and pillows which we felt need replacing but other than that we have no hesitation in recommending this wonderful villa to anyone looking for a place for a group or family holiday. We truly didn’t want our holiday to finish and hope to return again to Villa Douro 2.
Amazing spacious villa with large swimming pool and close to all amenities
We have just returned from villa Douro after a 9 day stay. 4 adults, 1 teen and 3 kids. The villa is huge!!! 4 good sized bedrooms and 5 bathrooms! It is so well equipped with everything you could ask for, so much crockery etc and BBQ to cook great meals. We had maid service nearly every day who were friendly and discreet. We had no troubles whatsoever, air conditioning was easy to use but only needed it one day as house is airy and breezy. The house could do with a little updating but that didn't matter to us. The huge positive is the pool area. Clean, large and just beautiful. We spent all 9 days relaxing there. The beach is a very short walk, bit hilly and steep for the little one in the heat but apart from that, it's stunning. We spent most evenings in the square (1 min walk) eating, drinking and enjoying some live music. Lovely buzzing atmosphere and friendly locals. The supermarket is fab, no need to go any further for one. Cheap and literally next door! Perfect! We will definitely come back here, it was wonderful for a relaxing time away.
Beautiful Villa with an owner you can truly trust!
My wife and I have stayed at the beautiful Villa Douro for many consecutive years. My previous reviews show how much we have enjoyed our holidays.
When we first booked the villa we naturally had some concerns about booking direct with an owner...we have always booked previously with a holiday company. However the Villa Douro looked so very special so we took a chance.
I am so pleased we did….the owner (Jan) is German and is an excellent communicator with perfect English. He supplies his phone number, although I have never had to use it….email is my preferred way of contacting Jan...and he is very prompt in replying.
I have had some problems this year with illness in my family...Jan has been so helpful to me all the way.
All in all, have no concerns about booking this villa...you will never regret it!
Thank you John! I hope to welcome you and your wife again next year! Jan
Our group of 5 enjoyed a 4 night stay in this beautiful and spacious villa. Very close to grocery store and a few restaurants and the beach is about a 10 minute walk. Glad the weather was nice as we didn't use the air conditioning and really had no idea where the controls were since all notices in the house were in German. It would be great to have an English version. Excellent communication with owner and as previously stated, the housekeeper didn't speak any English so we Google Translated our conversation with her. Highly recommend for a relaxing visit to the Algarve Coast.
Acoteias is a small suburb of Albufeira with direct access to Praia da Falesia, a 4 km long sandy beach with the red cliff-lined coast typical for Algarve. There are stone pine forest in the area. Albufeira is 7 km away, Vilamoura (Europe's most modern marina) is 6 km away, Faro (airport, shopping centre) is 25 km away.
Golf: There are numerous golf courses in the surrounding. The closest is Pine Cliffs Golf and Country Club in about 2 km.
Additional information about rental rates
Die Mietpreise pro Woche gelten für maximal 8 Personen und werden pro Übernachtung berechnet. Ihre An- und Abreise ist an allen Wochentagen möglich. Gerne finden wir individuelle Lösungen für Ihren Aufenthalt in der Villa Douro!