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Luxury 2 bedroom Villa on Quinta da Saudade, with 2 pools, tennis court, etc.

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Luxury 2 bedroom Villa with air con/ Private estate close to stunning beaches

Rental Licence number: 38693/AL - Casa Amizade (Villa 10A) is a beautiful, newly refurbished two bedroom air conditioned villa, nestling on the hillside of Quinta da Saudade, reputed to be the longest established private estate of its kind on the Algarve. The estate is unique, extending to some 24 acres and enjoying unspoiled, uninterrupted countryside views of the nearby wetlands nature reserve and across to the sea and nearby town of Armacao de Pera.

Built in the traditional Portuguese style and refurbished to a exceptionally high standard in May 2016, the modern yet homely villa comprises two good sized air conditioned bedrooms one with king size bed and one with two singles, a modern, well equipped and stylish bathroom and kitchen and a spacious, well appointed and air conditioned living room complete with log burner. The villa comes with maid service. High chair and cot are available on request from the Quinta office.

Large patio doors open out onto a secure, private balcony equipped with stone barbeque, terracotta tiled canopy and enjoying stunning views across the surrounding countryside. Beneath the balcony is a laundry room with iron and ironing board.

The villa also has Smart, HD flat screen TV, Wifi, DVD and MP3 players.

With 24 privately owned semi detached villas located across the hillside of the estate, the facilities enjoyed include beautifully tended gardens with orange, lemon and pomegranate trees, two swimming pools plus a paddling pool for toddlers, tennis court, boules, mini golf, restaurant, pool bar and horse riding stables.

The estate lies a little over a mile from the beautiful beaches of Gale and Salgados, Salgados Golf course and numerous restaurants and local sights and is about 15 minutes west of Albufeira and around 40 minutes drive from Faro airport.

To view location on Google Earth, search:

Quinta da Saudade 8200-423

Please note: for bookings from October through to March inclusive, electricity is not included and must therefore paid for separately. Logs may be purchased directly through the local supplier or via the Quinta.

More Details
Registration Number : 38693/AL

Ann-Brita and Julian
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, danish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Ann-Brita and Julian

About the owners

We’ve been regular visitors with our two sons to Quinta da Saudade over the past six years and during that time have fallen in love with this unique place. So much so that when in late 2015 the opportunity came up to buy a villa here much in need of love and attention, we jumped at it.

In May 2016 and after a lot of hard work we’re now delighted to have finished its renovation. We very much hope you enjoy staying here as much as we do.

Ann-Brita and Julian purchased this villa in 2015

Why Ann-Brita and Julian chose Vale de Parra

When we bought the villa in autumn 2015, it was in desperate need of love and attention. We consciously decided to renovate every aspect of the house from the foundations up and make it light, spacious and airy with a contemporary, continental feel that complemented the villa’s traditional design. We also wanted to make the most of the stunning views, probably the best on the Quinta.

We gave it the name Casa Amizade to reflect the friendly atmosphere here and the superb support offered by those who help in the smooth running of the Quinta.

It’s always been our dream to find a place here in the sun, close to where we first met over 30 years ago in Portimao.

We hope you like it as much as we do.

Ann-Brita and Julian

‘Amizade’ means ‘Friendship’

What makes this villa unique

More details

* Sleeps 4

* Air conditioned

* Luxury shower room

* 2 bedrooms

* Large living room

* Sofa bed

* Meget hyggelig (very cosy)

* Very well equipped kitchen

* Stunning views

* Bird watching

* Tennis court

* TV & free Wifi

* Dish washer

* Washing machine

* Large fridge freezer

* Generous sized balcony

* Stone barbecue, fully equipped

* Towels & linens provided

* Maid service 3 times a week

* 2 pools

* Pool bar

* Restaurant

* Riding stables

* Tennis racquets and table tennis bats provided

* Books, DVDs, games provided incl. Lego


Vale de Parra Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Stylish shower room w/ WC, electric towel rail and extractor
  • The modern, stylish bathroom comprises a WC, washbasin with mirror and walk-in shower. It is also ventilated by means of an extractor fan and has a large wall mounted radiator for the colder months. Ample hot water is provided by means of solar panels on the roof terrace.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The villa has 2 luxury, stylish continental style bedrooms, one double and one twin, both of which are air conditioned. Lots of storage space. Both have plenty of storage, the double by means of a large chest of drawers and a capacious wardrobe and the twin by means of a large wardrobe. Both have bedside cabinets, wall mirrors and hair dryers; windows are double glazed and have blackout curtains or blinds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
FACILITIES From the Owner Apart from the facilities at Casa Amizade, the Quinta offers horse riding, from beginners to advanced, has two pools, the lower pool with a pool bar geared more towards families with a shallow pool for youngsters and a top pool which is more peaceful. More details • Sleeps 4 • Air conditioned • Luxury shower room • 2 bedrooms • Large living room • TV & free Wifi • Dish washer • Washing machine • Large fridge freezer • Generous sized balcony • Stone barbeque • Towels & linens provided • Maid service 3 times per week • 2 pools • Pool bar • Restaurant • Riding stables


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Luxury 2 bedroom Villa on Quinta da Saudade, with 2 pools, tennis court, etc.
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Beautiful villa in peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Villa 10A for one week in July with our two children (aged 5 and 16).

The villa itself is stunning and has clearly been renovated to a high standard. Everything you could possibly think of (and more) has been taken into consideration and all the little touches made it feel very special and luxurious. It felt like a ‘home from home’ as it was extremely well-equipped and comfortable.

The first night we visited the restaurant on-site, which was excellent. Our favourite was Prima Pasta, about 20 mins walk away. The BBQ in the villa was great and easy to use, and you can buy good quality food from the local grocery store, so we ate at the villa a few nights enjoying the beautiful views of the country-side.

The top pool is quiet and peaceful, and as we had a small child, we spent most of our time at the lower pool, which had a large swimming pool and sectioned off shallow area perfect for our 5-year-old. Right next to the lower pool is a small park with paddling pool and a pool bar that was great for drinks and lunches (salads, wraps, etc), as well as a table tennis table. There are stables on the site catering for all abilities and offering pony rides for the children, which many people highly recommended.

We weren’t planning to hire a car, but we did find that everything was just a little too far for us to walk (I think the grocery store was about 25 mins walk). However, it worked out well as Julian recommended a great car hire firm that were reasonable and hassle-free, and it meant that we could explore the area more fully. There are many places in the area to visit, which are great for families.

Julian and Ann-Brita were quick to respond to any queries and very helpful to provide us with any additional information and recommendations.

This was one of the most enjoyable and relaxing holidays we have had and we are looking to return next year. It was such a beautiful, peaceful place and stunning villa to truly unwind. Thank you Julian and Ann-Brita!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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beautifully refurbished accommodation

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation was very spacious with an enormous balcony. Everything you needed plus much more (including electric juicer to squeeze the oranges we bought by the roadside). On-site restaurant was fabulous. Pools very well kept (but, be warned, don't allow inflatables in either pool - may be a problem for some and a blessing for others!)

We have been self-catering for many years and this was one of the best we have stayed in.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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  • 5 of 5

Maison très agréable à vivre et bien équipé, environnement très propre, les propriétaires sont gentils et réponde rapidement à nos demandes! Je recommanderai cette maison à tous mes amis!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday in a super villa!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Caza Amizade. Fantastic villa, well equipped, everything of very high standard. The Quinta is very quiet, overlooks beautiful countryside and is a great base to explore the central Algarve. All in all provided a great combination of a relaxing environment with enough activities for families on the Quinta and the surrounding area.

Julian was very helpful providing us with lots of useful information before we went. Many thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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luxury holiday accommodation!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful family holiday at Casa Amizade which was of a very high standard, comfortable and well equipped with everything necessary for a brilliant break in the Algarve. The villa has excellent air conditioning, modern furnishings, super comfortable beds and a lovely rain shower in the bathroom. The kitchen has all you need, and the laundry facilities downstairs appreciated for a mid stay freshen up of swimming gear etc. Indoor and outdoor dining great as breakfast and lunch lovely outdoors but dinner needed to be inside often due to the heat and sunshine on the terrace. BBQ appreciated also. Pools are lovely and always plenty of space and the grassed kids play area was also a bonus. Proximity of stables an added point of interest and we enjoyed watching the horses going out and in and our young son had a lovely pony ride as he was too young for us all to go on a trek. Unfortunately the small on site restaurant was stretched both times when we visited (perhaps at the beginning of the season?) the couple of staff struggling with only a few tables, making service very slow and the menu is limited. No kids menu as such when we were there - and on 2nd visit we were charged 14 Euro for half a sea bass fillet for our 4 year old (was the adult price which was a bit unreasonable) but the food itself was fine if old fashioned in style. There are several lovely beaches a short 5 minute drive from the villa and both Zoomarine and Splash and Slide excellent days out within easy reach. We would thoroughly recommend this holiday destination and love to come back - thanks Ann-Brita and Julian!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Officially the nicest villa I have been to!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend a stay at Casa Amizade, we felt so relaxed during our stay. We fell in love with modern newly renovated villa and the Quinta site is just fantastic. It has everything you need and more for a great holiday. Already booked again for the summer cannot wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Quinta da Saudade bars
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Salgados Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Quinta Da Saudade, Museu de Salgados, Prima Pasta
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended

To view location on Google Earth, search:

Quinta da Saudade 8200-423

Things to do and see:

Nearest airport: Faro – approx. 40 minutes drive

Ferry from UK: Portsmouth - Santander, (Spain) – 9-10 hour drive from Santander

Beaches: Salgados and Gale - less than 2 miles

Golf course: Salgados Golf Course less than 2 miles

Restaurants: Museu de Salgados, Prima Pasta, A Cava do Avo, L14 Restaurant and Spa (our favourite) and Vila Joya (Michelin Starred) – all within 2 miles

Supermarkets: Oceano within 2 miles

Shopping centre – Algarve Shopping – about 4 miles

Car hire: recommended – please ask for suggestions

The area in which the Quinta is located is protected from development due to its diverse wildlife and is a haven for many exotic birds from storks to flamingos, which can be seen across the area’s wetlands.

Our favourite beaches are Salgados and Gale, a little over a mile from the villa and are about 3 or 4 miles in length running west all the way to the nearby town of Armacao de Pera. These beaches can be very quiet About 15 minutes or so east lies Albufeura.

The villa lies just outside Vale de Parra on the road to Armacao de Pera.

In the area are numerous things to do including horse riding at the Quinta, visiting Zoomarine, Slide and Splash, Dolphin Experience and Caves, Parasailing, Jeep Safari, Reef Fishing and shopping at Algarve Shopping.

Worth visiting also is the vineyard owned by Sir Cliff Richard less than 10 minutes drive away, at which tours and wine tastings are organised.


The address is villa 10A (Casa Amizade), Quinta da Saudade, Vale de Parra, 8200 - 423, Algarve.

From Faro Airport:

get on the motorway from the airport direction Lisbon/ Portimao.

Come off when you see signs for Albufeira/ Guia...takes you onto main quite busy road (EN 125) direction Portimao, not Faro.

Come off when you see signs for Guia.

On the EN125 you come to a roundabout with statues of 5 foot high chickens - turn left on the roundabout and it takes you into Guia.

Follow the road through and you go up an incline, round a bend to the left and 30m after the bend there's a turning to the right signposted Gale/ Vale de Parra/ Salgados/ Albufeira.

Stay on this road for 5 mins or so and you come at the brow of a hill to Vale de Parra village.

Drive down the hill to the next round about with a big statue of a donkey and cart and turn right.

Go along this road for about 2-3 minutes past restaurants Prima Pasta, Museu de Salgados and a primary school all on the right.

Eventually a blue sign on the left points to a side road on the right saying Quinta da Saudade.

Through the entrance (two palm trees) 20 yards up the cobbled road turn right, 20 yards, turn left we're about 100 yards up this small road.

See on google earth (Quinta da Saudade 8200 and it takes you straight there)

Please note: for bookings from October through to March inclusive, electricity is not included and must therefore paid for separately. Logs may be purchased directly through the local supplier or via the Quinta.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit $254.97

Note: for bookings from October through to March inclusive, whilst solar panels can produce much hot water even during the winter months depending on the amount of sunlight, electricity is not included in the fee and must therefore be paid for separately. Logs may be purchased independently through the local supplier (please ask for details) or can be ordered via the Quinta.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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