Beautifully furnished, and well equipped 3 bed villa in Tennis Valley, Vale do Lobo - walking distance to several beaches
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About Gill Dunsford
Owner of several properties in the UK, I enjoy finding properties that I can make individual and give personality and enjoyment. The 3 bed villa in Tennis Valley in Vale do Lobo (property ref p16292) certainly has the wow factor in terms of interior furnishings and is ideally located for the Tennis Centre and Praca area. The 2 bed villa in Vale do Garrao (property ref ) is very charming and rustic with lots of entertaining space - indoors and outdoors and ideally located being so close to the beach. A home is nothing without a good music system, and so I have invested in a state of the art docking station which can operate on Blue tooth from a number of devices, mobile, ipad, ipod, and also has two docking places for old and new ipad/ipod connections.
Gill Dunsford purchased this Villa in 2013
Why Gill Dunsford chose Vale do Garrão
I fell in love with Vale do Lobo only recently in summer 2013. I was shown a villa which needed a lot of tlc and inspiration as it had not been inhabited for 2+ years, and I was interested in the challenge. A few months further down the line, and it was finally ready and I am pleased with the result, and I am sure you will be too!
What makes this Villa unique
Having the use of a full sized (20m long) pool to my mind is much better than having a pool taking up space on the terrace which is often no bigger than a large bath tub! When I spend time at the villa, I go to the tennis centre (3 min walk) every day for a proper 20-30 length swim. The beauty of this is that many visitors to Vale do Lobo don't know about it, and it can be fantastically quiet even in the middle of August! The beautiful sunshine, hot weather combined with lovely breeze blowing from the Atlantic make it a very comfortable location to be - even in the height of summer when it can reach 35+ degrees celcius. Out of season it may not be quite so hot, but it is mostly sunny, and a lot more pleasant than we are used to in the UK in Autumn/Winter. 20 mins walk to beach
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Really enjoyed our stay at 922. Great for a small family with an excellent location. Thank you for having us Gill. Look forward to hopefully coming back again.
Fabulous fully-equipped & comfy villa - 922 VDL
My friends and I recently had the pleasure of staying at 922 Vale do Lobo and had a really wonderful time. The villa is immaculately clean and spacious with very comfortable sofas, beds and sun loungers. There are plenty of sunbathing spots to choose from on the patio, side balconies or roof terrace catering for those who love full-on sun or snoozing in the shade. And its only a 2-3 minute walk to the Tennis Academy pool and cafe which we took full advantage of. The whole resort is beautifully maintained to a very high standard and the free resort mini bus is a real bonus. Gill the owner was very helpful and friendly. We intend to return again next year.
Lovely house in a great location
Very impressed with the comfortable living room with quality furnishings and tasteful decor. The icing on the cake is the lovely patio in the front of the house which is very private compared with neighbouring houses, and we ate most of our meals out here. The house is a 2 minute walk to the tennis club and its pool, which was a great place to swim and relax, and it's easy to get around the resort on foot, as well as by the convenient resort buses from this house. The wifi is good and fast, and the beds are comfortable, with quality cotton linens too. All in all, a great house, highly recommended.
OUr stay at Vale Do Lobo
I would thoroughly recommend staying at this Villa, it has absolutely everything that you could possibly need for a lovely relaxed holiday!
We have three teenagers and they were more than happy with the home from home villa with free wifi which is a must for parents of teenagers!
The villa is spotlessly clean and very well maintained. The maids come in three times a week to change beds, clean towels and clean the villa.
You are able to use the pool at the tennis club for free and the food and drink there is good value for money.
I would recommend hiring a car as the resort is quite big and although you can buy tickets for ther shuttle bus which is very good, we preferred the car so that you can venture out of the complex and visit other parts of Portugal.
The beach at Vale Do Lobo is lovely and very peaceful. It is situated on the Praca which has a good selection of restaurants and bars.
Both of my sons played golf on both of the courses while we were there and thoroughly enjoyed it.
I would definitely go back to this Villa and had a fabulous holiday whilst there.
Lovely and Very Spacious Villa
It was very spacious and very clean. The sitting room was very relaxing. The bedrooms are all large and two are en-suite. The different balconies were nice to use at different parts of the day. The villa is well situated in Val do Lobo, near tennis academy and not far from golf and beach. We had a great week and happy to recommend villa to others. No negatives.
5 Star luxury Villa
We have just come home following a one week stay at Gill's beautiful villa. Myself and my sister go to Vale Do Lobo for a quiet holiday each Sept with our elderly parents and we can honestly say that Gill's villa offered everything we could have wished for and more. We were extremely well catered for with all of the comforts of home in a stunning location and setting. Gill has been amazing and so very obliging and pleasant she is a true professional and gentle lady. We have just booked for a second stay for next Sept and we can't wait to go back again. Thank you so much Gill it has been a pleasure dealing with you.
Special interest holidays:
The villa is situated a short 3 min walk from the Tennis Academy which has numerous courts, and other facilities including beautiful outdoor 20m pool and many sun loungers. There is also a gym at the centre. In summer there is a weekly barbecue, and all guests have free access to the pool and gym, and 50% discount on the tennis. 10% discount applies at the bar and in the restaurant.
The main beaches near to the villa are the Praca, which is the centre of the Vale do Lobo resort (20 min walk). And in the other direction c 20mins walk - the Vale do Garrao which has some fabulous bars and restaurants, some pictures included on this listing
20 mins drive from Faro airport - main airlines that fly from London are:
Ryan air (Stanstead and regional)
A taxi will cost c25 Euro each way.
The nearest supermarket is c2km away, there are little local stores a 10min walk which sell essentials only. The main town of Almancil is about 5-6 km from the centre. The Praca - with shops and restaurants and the main facilities in Vale do Lobo is about 1.5 km from the villa.
There is a circuit bus which runs very regularly throughout May - September, and can be used if you purchase a 'resort card' at the Vale do Lobo reception for €25. The service can be requested on the phone so almost like a private mini cab service at no extra charge. The card also entitles the holder to discounts at many restaurants and bars in the area.