|Sleeps up to:||8 (4 bedrooms)|
|Nearest beach:||Praia da Quinta do Lago: 1.6||Notes:||Families/Couples preferred|
|If you are looking for a 'room with a view' you have definitely found the ideal spot. Sandy Cove is an extraordinary villa over looking the perfectly lawned golf courses of San Lorenzo. Situated in a tranquil area of Quinta do Lago you are guaranteed to have a relaxing holiday.
As you walk into the flawless villa you will enter a realm of originality with its fresh style and open plan design.
The entrance leads you into a beautiful round hallway facing the open plan living area. The living room is located in front of you with a TV where you can watch all of your favourite programmes or just sit and relax and enjoy the beautiful views of the golf course and pool area. The design is very simplistic with features that make the room stand out. The room also has patio doors that lead onto the pool area.
There is a newly refurbished kitchen and dining area with a white, black and grey contemporary feel with all the convenient appliances you will need such as a coffee maker, fridge freezer, cooker, toaster and much more. A utility room is located in the room next to the kitchen, which includes a washing maching, tumble dryer and sink area.
There are 4 double bedrooms (some of which can be changed to twin beds) all with air conditioning and 4 bathrooms situated next to each room. There is also a WC on the ground floor.
On the ground floor there are 2 double bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms with walk in showers and a double sink area. The first bedroom has a pretty white, grey and nude design. The second bedroom has a more of a grey design with bits of nude and floral to add to the character of the room.
Upstairs you will find the other 2 double bedrooms. They have access to the balcony where you can look over the pool and preen grass area or just sit and read a book, whatever suits you. They also have their own bathrooms that include a bath, a seperate walk in shower and double sink area. Both bedrooms are of a similar design with a blue and grey colour scheme.
Are you ready to be over whelmed by the sensational outdoor area. The perfectly kept garden area great for the kids to have a run around, and the heavenly swimming pool over looking the idyllic golf course. There is a large BBQ area with a shaded seating area, great to sit and enjoy a nice meal with your family or friends. You can also enjoy a game of table tennis outside, so you won't ever get bored.
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|Restaurants and Entertainment
The dining options in Quinta do Lago are extensive, with each resort complex offering restaurants and entertainment and a shopping centre in the middle of the development offers some upmarket restaurants and the more mid range cuisine. Dining options include Casa do Lago Overlooking two of the lakes in Ria Formosa. For a full list of restaurants in the area, click here!
A man-made lake offers just every watersport imaginable, and, as well as the first-class golf facilities, other activities include horse-riding, tennis, squash and clay pigeon shooting. The beach at Quinta do Lago is reached by crossing a long bridge over an estuary in the Ria Formosa Nature Park and the lovely golden sands stretch along the coast to Vale do Lobo. The sandstone cliffs provide a beautiful backdrop to the wonderful sandy beach which is excellent for both relaxing sunbathing and enjoying energetic family games. A convenient bar/restaurant serves up refreshments and meals, including freshly caught fish, right on the beach. Boat trips are available from the beach at Quinta do Lago and it's possible to charter a yacht or venture out on a deep-sea fishing trip.
PRAIA DE GARRÃO beach fronts the chic area of the holiday resorts known as Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo. This beach can now be easily reached by road and one area popular for its beach restaurants is a section know as "Julias" - a local lady and a character who opened the first beach place at the time when access was either by horse or by a very sandy road through the pine trees.
The Natural Park of Ria Formosa starts in the ANCÃO Beach. The Beach has an extensive sandy area and a vast area with dunes. It is well known for its famous upper class frequency - the so called Portuguese Jet Set can be seen wining and dining at the famous GiGi's restaurant. The Beach is a beautiful sandy beach of unquestionable environmental quality. The area is surrounded by the Ancão Valley which is natural forest mainly of pine trees and dune vegetation. For a full list of the local beaches click here!
A breathe of fresh air maybe?
If you don't fancy a long walk on the sandy beach enjoy a easy meander on the Ria Formosa salt pans around the lagoons....ride a bike or use your feet. A simple ramble keeps you fit and you get to enjoy the fresh air of the great outdoors too. Have a look at the photos and see why we recommend you have at least 1 enjoyable walk in the Ria Formosa while you enjoy a holiday in a wonderful SandyBlue villa. We've even put together some of our favourite trails which you can read about here!
Quinta do Lago is one of the Algarve's largest golf destinations and its courses are rated among Europe's top 25. To play golf in Quinta do Lago is a way of life for visitors. This area is one of the largest golf destinations, with over 30 outstanding courses to try. Quinta do Lago has hosted the Portuguese Open Championship eight times in addition to hundreds of national and international prestigious tournaments, and pioneered several events during the most difficult golfing period in Portugal, the years following the revolution of April 1974. It continues to be a much sort after venue for national and international tournaments.
The fairways are wide and flanked at reasonable distance by the pines, heather, broom and beautiful wild flowering shrubs with several lakes in the play, providing a test to players of all ability levels. Enjoy a few rounds in the glorious Portuguese climate, with almond trees, citrus groves and fragrant breezes from the ocean adding to the atmosphere.
There are first class driving ranges, a golf academy, putting greens, pro-shops and clubhouses with large and informal terraces - the perfect setting to relax with friends and have a well earned drink or a light meal after a challenging round. Here's the low down on golf in the Algarve
For a perfect Golf holiday, SandyBlue now has properties located in the prestigious Sao Lorenzo Resort, in Quinta do Lago . Voted in the top 20 Golf Courses in Europe, Sao Lorenzo combines modern luxuries with natural beauty.
The The Campus near the Vilar Do Golfe roundabout in Quinta Do Lago has several tennis courts open to the public and on site coaches who can assist in the development of your game. Various tennis packages are available from hourly hire to weekly memberships.
For those who love to shop, the Quinta da Lago 'Q' Shopping Centre has many exclusive designers shops and some lovely restaurants/cafés - some very upmarket ! There is also a selection of boutiques here if you really need a retail therapy fix. Hopefully you won't have to use it, but there is also a very well-equipped dispensing pharmacy here. There are also some fantastic shopping centres afield like Algarve Shopping, Forum Algarve and the shopping centre in Portimao!
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Exclusivity is the word!
Quinta Do Lago sits like the rich and famous’ playground of the Algarve. Founded in the early '70's, Quinta do Lago is a symbol of sophistication, with lavish villas and apartments overlooking lush golf courses, serene woodland, tranquil lakes or unspoilt golden beaches. As part of the UNESCO Ria Formosa bird sanctuary, there is a strict 8% building restriction.
The area between Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago, Almancil is referred to as the 'Golden Triangle'.
In Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo there are numerous facilities - restaurants, cafes, bars, nightclub, spa, pools, gymnasiums, golf, mini golf, tennis, newsagent, shops, bank, car rental, wine shop, cash machines, numerous water sports, hairdresser and beauty salons. Everything is available so you never have to leave the resort!
The objective in Quinta do Lago was to create a luxury estate offering owners and guest’s privacy, tranquillity and seclusion, combined with an active social and sporting life and a wide range of leisure and sporting facilities.
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