Villa in Dunas Douradas, Quinta do Lago/Vale do Lobo, Central Algarve, Portugal, Peaceful Location, Minutes From Beach And Communal Pool
About anna harding
My husband's family has been holidaying in Vale Do Lobo and the surrounding area since 1974 and we have been going there as a family for the past eighteen years. It's such a great place for all ages with so many things to do. The golf, weather, restaurants, beaches are all fabulous. It's only a twenty minute drive from Faro airport. We love it so much there that we have bought this villa which is like a home from home.
anna harding purchased this Villa in 2016
Why anna harding chose Vale do Garrão
We love this area as the weather is good for so much of the year, there is so much to do for all ages.
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Beautiful villa for a family and friends holiday!
From the moment we booked the villa the owners were more than accommodating and going above and beyond to help us have the perfect stay.
The villa is beautiful and large enough for our party of 5 adults and 2 babies to feel more than comfortable with plenty of space. Marble flooring throughout, with every bedroom having it’s own bathroom. The living area is lovely with English Tv and a fire (not that we used it).
The outside space is gorgeous, a really good size pool, bbq area and large dining table, where we spent most of our time chilling and chatting watching the sun set.
The villa is also in an ideal location with the complex next door and the beach and beach bars 15min walk.
The villa was cleaned everyday as well as a Gardner and pool cleaner every couple of days.
Overall an awesome place to stay that was perfect for us and our family!!!
Thank you so much!
Almost a 5 star... -:)
Wonderful stay in well furnished beautiful, clean, family villa. Location excellent, close enough to walk to some bars restaurants and supermarkets and beach. Everything in the villa that we needed - a true home away from home and a pleasure to stay there. Teenagers loved it!
Had a couple of issues with plumbing (some bathrooms a little dated now), but issues were dealt with by management company very quickly which was great. Would recommend villa definitely and are hoping to re-book for next year. Almost a 5 star property, if not for the need to up-date some bathrooms and kitchen. Thank you Anna Harding
Very comfortable, ideally placed - excellent garden and pool area & general amenities
My wife and I took our son and daughter (16 & 13) and their 2 school friends for 2 weeks - 4 bedrooms, each with its own en-suite worked very comfortably therefore and the 5 times a week maid service was very welcome. The Villa is very clean and very comfortable and the garden and pool area is very very good. The outside kitchen area is just great for BBQs and the options are plentiful for either shade or sunshine, all day long.
Amenities include, Sky Sports (including all bedrooms), outside kitchen area, maid service heated pool, family games, table tennis and genuine home comforts.
In addition there's a local store (30 seconds away) for anything last minute (essentials) and it's clean and good value. There's also a communal pool & bar/restaurant and small coffee shop - all these are right behind the villa. All the supermarkets (Aldi, Pingo Doche, Lidl & Apolonia are all within 15 mins drive).
You can walk to the beach (be sure to book Maria's well in advance of your stay) & there's other great beaches within a 5 minute drive (Try the shack at the lake - Lago @ Quinta). In the Almancil/Vale Do Lobo/ Quinta Do Lago triangle we'd recommend: Maria's, Signor Frango (Mr Chicken), Casa Da Quinta, Julia's, Cassa Vostra (Italian), Sandbanks (at The Praca) - all these are a 10 minute drive - taxis are around 40 euros return for a 6 seater.
Overall the villa is a perfect base camp & very good value.
We'd have no hesitation in recommending. If you contact the owner (Anna) I'd be happy that she passed my email to you directly in order to verify my experience.
Russ & Tracey - Cheshire
Beautifully refurbished villa
We were so pleased with this villa and its location, we have re-booked for next year. The villa is very tastefully refurbished and is complete with everything you could wish for. We were really impressed. It was spotlessly clean on arrival and the daily maid service kept it this way throughout our stay. The villa owners are very helpful and answered our many emailed questions before our stay. The management company were friendly and promptly responded to queries. The villa is close to the resort pool and restaurant and only a short walk from a lovely beach. The villa pool is a good size, very clean and a nice temperature. We ate out regularly at the pool bar and Xenia restaurant as well as visiting La Praca in Vale do Lobo to listen to live music. We walked back to the villa along the beach from here which takes about 30 minutes. The Albatross restaurant is nice at Dunas Douradas Beach Club and very good value. We did not hire a car, the taxis and transfers were really reliable and much cheaper than car hire. Aquashow water park is a few miles away and is a really fun day out, lots of water slides and rides. You can book tickets through reception who can also organise your transport if required. We had a really relaxing holiday in this lovely villa and cannot wait to go back next year.
Lovely Villa for a Great Holiday
This villa was exactly what the advert says and more. The owner was particularly helpful with our enquiries. Outside is a lovely private pool with sun loungers and beautiful garden furniture, a Barbie for those lazy evening meals. The garden and pool are well maintained and a joy to be in.
Inside the villa it is furnished to a very high standard. There are three large bedrooms and three bathrooms. The kitchen was well equipped and the dining room and lounge furnished to a very high standard. The standard of cleanliness throughout was very impressive. This is a luxury villa in the true sense of the word. For those who like to keep up with the latest news and soaps there is satellite tv. For golfers the villa is next door to Vale de Lobo.
The Dunas Douradas complex is beautifully kept and has a large communal pool, restaurant and mini market where you can buy milk, cereals, bread etc.
The beach is a short walk away and well worth a visit as are the restaurants on the beach, Maria's, Julia's and Izzy's. We visited the first two and can recommend them.
We used Sun Transfers to and from Faro Airport and hired a car from VDL Car Hire (through Dunas Douradas reception) but would have been better pre-booking car hire at Faro Airport. We visited Tavira (the Venice of the Algarve), Portimao, Alvor and Vilamoura, all lovely places especially Tavira.
The villa was well serviced, clean and a joy to be in. The fact that Faro airport is just 20 minutes away by car is an added bonus. We have no hesitation in recommending the villa and the area to anyone. We will certainly be back.
Lovely Villa for a Great Holiday
This is a beautiful villa with its own private pool, sun loungers and lovely garden furniture. Inside the villa the furnishings were first class, kitchen a delight with all the equipment you need. The dining room and lounge were large and roomy. Satellite TV so you could keep up to date with all your favourite programmes.
The villa was impeccable throughout. Three large bedrooms, three bathrooms. We were struck by the cleanliness of the property and the quality of the furnishings. Plenty towels and beach towels.
The property was exactly as described and exceeded our expectations. We would certainly come back again.
Dunas Douradas is a lovely complex with an onsite restaurant, Xenias, small mini-market with milk, bread, fruit etc. The beach is a short walk away and well worth a visit. At the beach are a variety of restaurants including, Maria's, Julia's and Izzy's. We sampled the first two and can recommend them. You will have to book Maria's ahead. For golfers Vale de Lobo is next door.
We used Sun Transfers from the airport to the villa and hired a car from VDL car hire (reception will do this for you) but in retrospect we would have been better booking a car from the airport at Faro - cheaper and more convenient. We visited Tavira, Portimao, Alvor (where we had sardinas) and Vilamoura. They were all worth a visit especially Tavira which is known as the Venice of the Algarve.
We have no hesitation in recommending this villa. It is everything you could wish for and more and is ideally situated only 20 minutes by car from Faro Airport.
The owners were extremely helpful and gave good advice.
The nearest beach is only a few minutes walk away. The beach is ten kilometres long, with beautiful golden sand. Its fabulous to walk along.
The villa is a twenty minute drive for Faro airport. Car hire is recommended but there are local taxi companies. Lisbon and Seville are two hours drive away.
There are several supermarkets nearby and a little mini-market in Dunas Douradas. The communal pool, tennis courts, cafe and restaurant are a five minute walk away. The local town of Almancil is a ten minute drive away. Qunita shopping and Bougainvillaea Plaza have a few designer shops, restaurants and a little supermarket and are a five minute drive away.
There are many great restaurants around, great golf courses, tennis courts, communal pool and a great beach all within minutes of the villa. Several supermarkets are close by. Vilamoura is a twenty minute drive away. There i
are two shopping malls one in Faro and the other at Guia.