Maximum: 8 adults plus 4 child/children
This beautiful light and spacious family holiday home is in the perfect location in Varandas do Lago, just a short drive from both Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo. With classic contemporary designer interior and a secluded position it offers stylish comfort for a relaxing, stress free holiday. Minutes from all the local amenities, so you can choose whether to stroll along the miles of sandy beaches of the Ria Formosa or make the most of your stay by joining the local gym, playing golf at one of the many fantastic golf courses, playing tennis or taking the children to the theme parks, water sports and horse riding.
There is a large and impressive hall with a marble staircase. The spacious and comfortable living and dining rooms lead off from the kitchen/breakfast areas and there are patio doors leading to the terraces and pool.
There is a large, beautiful, modern kitchen with granite work surfaces and a large breakfast area. It has an American style fridge/freezer and is fully equipped for up to ten guests.
The pool area is delightful, with a brick built barbeque, large covered and shaded terrace and sun loungers. There is outside dining for ten people and an poolside shower. The garden is small and immaculate and there is a large sun terrace on the first floor with views across pine woods.
The basement contains two double sofa beds which are each suitable for either one adult or two children.
Tourist licence number: 13172/AL
Ground floor: Hall. Living room. Dining room. Kitchen/breakfast room. Utility room. 1 twin bedroom with doors to terrace & shower room en-suite. 1 twin bedroom with shower room en-suite. 1 twin bedroom with doors to pool. 1 shower room.
First floor: Master suite with luxurious king size bed, sun terrace & bathroom (bath & shower).
Basement: 2 double sofa beds suitable for 2 children each. Please note the basement does not have a window so there is no natural light. Suitable for children/teenagers only.
NB The two twin bedrooms on the ground floor may be suitable for wheelchair access (please enquire at time of booking). There is one step up to the property from the pavement and one further step into the villa. There is one step from the villa to the patio and pool.
Quinta do Lago Area, Algarve
These prestigious developments are arguably the most sought after resorts in the Algarve, with golf courses considered to be amongst the best in Europe. Set in the beautiful Ria Formosa Natural Park, Quinta do Lago has some of the most luxurious villas on the coast. The resort was carefully planned, with gleaming, whitewashed villas blending neatly into pine trees, and golf courses which are an oasis of green. Facilities include floodlit tennis courts (professional coaching available), two top golf courses (for golf booking see Algarve Golf Desk), horse riding, water sports and squash. There are superb shops at Quinta Shopping, including fabulous boutiques offering exclusive designer labels and amazing interior design outlets. In addition there are some wonderful, international restaurants on the estate - one of our favourites is the Casa do Lago overlooking the lagoon.
Vale do Lobo is best known for its fabulous golf courses - including...
the famous Ocean Course, one of the prettiest in Europe - and many people consider it to be the Algarve's finest resort. Set in a valley, running down to the sea, there is a magnificent white sandy beach with fantastic beach front restaurants, bars and cafés. The famous Vale do Lobo Tennis Academy is one of the finest of its kind in Europe; there are fourteen hard courts, set in a pine clad amphitheatre overlooked by the superb club house; it is difficult to imagine a more relaxed and picturesque setting to enjoy a game of tennis. Throughout the summer, activities include archery, dance classes, exhibitions, children's ballet and massages.
Dunas Douradas is situated between Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo and is popular with golfers as it is close to so many of the Algarve's top courses. It is also the perfect resort for families. Set in 77 acres of pine forest, the estate is named after the golden sand dunes in the area. Most of the villas have their own pools but you can still enjoy the superb communal pool in the heart of the resort. There are also tennis courts, which can be booked and paid for at the reception, lovely beaches close by, a mini-market and 24 hour security. Although all the resorts have supermarkets, most visitors tend to shop in nearby Almancil which has several excellent supermarkets and a fantastic selection of restaurants ranging from small, family run bistros to five star international establishments. The restaurants in these resorts can be a little bit pricey and the menus are often international so it is worth driving inland for more authentic and reasonably priced choices.
Close to some lovely beaches and ideal for golf enthusiasts with numerous sports and leisure facilities. Luxurious properties with landscaped gardens.
Inevitably, the coastal areas are more likely to be adversely affected by building work. Restaurants are likely to be more expensive in these resorts.