Unspoilt, rural, sleeps 8, terraces, BBQ, 7kms beach.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
We recently returned from a fantastic 2 & a half week stay at this property & would recommend it to anyone. We are a family of 5 with 3 young children & were also joined by parents & a niece while we were there making 8 of us for just over a week of our stay.
The villa has ample room & we made good use of the downstairs playroom with the table tennis & table football not to mention the extra tv & dvd player which the kids used daily. This room also has a fridge freezer which was great for storing all our much needed cold drinks!
The kitchen has everything you need & a coffee maker which was used on a daily basis. All rooms had air conditioning which during out stay (July into August) was a welcome relief from the heat of the day, we all slept with it on.
There are several balconies / terraces to choose from, the main one being off the upstairs living room where we ate lunch most days.
With 3 small children the washing machine was very handy & when put out on the rotary dryer in the garden it was dry within an hour thanks to the sun.
Pool towels are provided which we didn't realise but could save you space in your suitcase if you are staying here, that was a good touch.
The pool itself is huge & was the main focus of our holiday, with the heating it also stayed warm later on in the day until 7/8pm which is great if you like a later swim. Kids loved the pool as did the adults. Plenty of loungers too. We left a few inflatables for the next visitors as we had far too many to bring home.
Take some mozzie spray as we got bitten sitting outside at night on the first few days, we used a lot but still got caught out.
The drive leading up to the house is quite steep at the end & as it's mainly gravel so you need to put your foot down to get enough speed to get to the top.
We shopped in Castro Marim & Vila Real de San Antonio where there are good supermarket choices. We visited Altura beach which was lovely, took the ferry over to Ayamonte in Spain & also had a kid free trip to Seville when parents were with us so it's a great base to explore from - only 45 mins drive from Faro.
Luis was there to meet us & very friendly too, couldn't do enough to help & also recommended a few things, thanks Luis! The welcome pack at the villa was a good touch too!
We would go back to this villa in a heartbeat, it had everything we were looking for & the views of the hills from the terraces & poolside are amazing. Thanks - we will be back!!!
Wonder luxury villa -views, pool, terraces and lots of entertainment for the kids
Thanks to Richard, Robyn and Luis for their fantastic hospitality. The villa is beautiful with lots of space and numerous terraces for sunbathing and views. The cherry on the top is the table tennis and table football downstairs with an extra tv and dvd player if you want separation from the kids! We love the area and although we were abit unlucky with the weather, we had a great time visiting the beautiful beaches, wonderful restaurants and markets in the area.
Beautifully sized and ideal for extended families where there is enough individual and group space.
Set in a very quiet, peaceful location. Pool gorgeous, many patios and terraces, excellent barbeque area. Welcome air con throughout, lovely interior decorations - effective combination of stylish and homely. Would work well out of season as well - nice log burner, good views. Not touristy but can access such places relatively easily. Communication with owners clear, honest and prompt.
Fantastic holiday villa
Our second visit to this fabulous villa and everything just as great as we remembered. Very well equipped and comfortable, plenty of room for the whole family, excellent outside space and pool, peaceful but not too far to local amenities and easy access to beautiful, sandy beaches. We wouldnt hesitate to recommend this villa.
Fantastic villa - Underbar villa i ogenerat läge!
We spent three wonderful weeks in the absolutely lovely villa Quinta da Lavanda. The rooms, spread out on four different floor levels, were spacious and tastefully decorated, and there was plenty of room for all of us at any time anywhere in the villa (we were 8+2 babies the last week). The table tennis was frequently used, and it was great with two TV's and DVD's with that many people from three generations. There were three babies in total during our stay, and it is a very nice house for all ages. The owners even had baby chairs, a cot etc. The kitchen had all necessary equipment. The pool was top class, very spacious, clean and one of our favorite places during the hot days!! The possibility having barbecue outside was also very nice. The villa is surrounded by a very beautiful scenery, all quiet and relaxing. It can get a bit windy sometimes, but since we had very nice and hot weather we just welcomed the breezes. It is absolutely recommended or even needed to have access to a car. From the villa, you easily go a few minutes to Castro Marim, Vila Real, Monte Gordo, or even to Spain which is just about 10 minutes away. The beaches (Praia Verde, Praia Monte Gordo) were excellent, and they are very close by car. For those who like dogs and cats, there is a kennel (canil) only about three minutes away by car. We loved our stay at Quinta da Lavanda, the villa definitely lived up to all expectations. The housekeeper Luis is extremely friendly and service minded, speaks good English and excellent Spanish, and he is always prepared to help no matter what. He also gave appreciated tips on things to do and places to go. He also looked after the pool very well. We would love to return some day, and we highly recommend this villa.
We spent a wonderful week in May and we're lucky enough to benefit from the heat wave so weather was amazing! The villa has everything you could want for a relaxing home-from-home holiday in the sun! The games room is a huge bonus and is great for evening entertainment and competitions! The BBQ area is also a great asset to the villa and provides a lovely good space to eat or shelter from the sun whilst the Dorada is cooking!! All in all a lovely week in a lovely villa and we can't wait to return!
This part of the Algarve has uncrowded sandy beaches which are safe & clean. One of the loveliest stretches is at Praia Verde (7kms) with beach restaurants. Take a trip on the beautiful Guadiana river, or alongside on the stunning twisting road to Alcoutim where a small ferry will take you for tapas in Spain. Vila Real also has a ferry to Ayamonte in Spain where the nightlife is more boisterous.
Villa Real has a fine marina & central square, is full of cafes, is famous for its towels and tablecloths and has an excellent market with freshly caught fish. There is an impressive sports complex, including tennis courts.Castro Marim lives in the past with its 2 castles,fine church & cafes. Sit here to watch the world go by slowly. East of Tavira sees more Portuguese than British tourists and prices are generally lower. The course at Castro Marim (5kms) is particularly good value. Our land is brilliant for birdwatchers; hoopoes,azure winged magpies, woodchat shrikes & many others all visit