|Sleeps up to:||8 (4 bedrooms)|
|Nearest beach:||Vale do Lobo: 1||Notes:||Families/Couples preferred|
|Do you want the best location, your own private pool set in mature garden, only a hop skip and jump to Ancao beach, Dunas Douradas communal pool, clubhouse facilities, tennis courts, restaurants, nip into the Dunas Douradas Beach Club for evening cocktails and fantastic food in a superb location, Both Quinta Do Lago and Vale Do Lobo resorts on your doorstep? Does this sound like somewhere you would like to holiday!
Gela-mar has been totally renovated – there is be a brand new open plan kitchen and dining room with informal sunken lounge room. All new furnishings, curtains and bedding. The bathrooms are completely renovated to be walk in wet rooms with fixtures to a modern high standard.
The villa is suitable for up to 8 people. There are three master bedrooms and an additional interconnecting twin bedroom which is also can be used as a second sitting room with TV, laptop & internet connection, dvd player and Playstation games console and games, lots of toys and board games too,.
Outdoors there is a built in bbq, Portuguese style tiled dining table with benches also a sink and fridge (so your beer and wine can stay nice and cold poolside), the south facing pool is kidney shaped with easy steps to enter the water. There are two roof terraces – perfect for al fresco dining in the evening and also grabbing those last rays of sunshine at the end of the day. If you look through the palm trees you can even see the ocean too !
Dunas Douradas is an upmarket, luxury development, situated by the beach between Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago and lies in some 76 acres of African pine trees. It is a safe, family-friendly resort with a Roman communal pool and a children’s pool. There is a pool-bar serving all-day food and a reception area which is open 24 hours a day, where the friendly staff will help you with anything from booking tours and discount golf to recommending one of the many excellent restaurants in the area. There are two tennis courts with a resident pro for lessons for all ages. The resort is guarded by 24hr security.
|Vale Do Lobo Dunas Douradas area|
|Faro town is a 15 minute drive there is a large shopping centre that offers good facilties. Most tours offer a pickup/dropoff bus service from VdL to the attractions. Options include horse riding, fishing, yachting/sailing, shark, dolphin watching, 4x4 safari tours & Cultural visits. In Almancil there is a karting track if you need to burn off that adrenalin..... There is also an Aqua Park 10 mins drive on the other side of Quateria) and a Swim With Dolphin experience and Theme Park (30 mins drive on the Motorway). In the villa is a well stocked folder with all the details of the attractions so you can read at leisure and book you choices. In Almancil (5 min drive) is a beautiful church with wonderful mosiacs that is open to the publuc. Quarteria (5 min drive) has a very impressive farmers market that is well worth visiting (oh and testing out the produce !!). Both of these attractions you can walk to usually in about an hour if you are feeling energetic......otherwise I have a folder with telephone numbers of local taxi services if you do not wish to drive.|
|How to get there|
Airport: Faro: 19 km
|Activities near Vale Do Lobo|
|For low and mid season rentals securing deposit must be paid on time of booking this is 50% of the total booking cost.
For high and peak season rentals the deposit required is 25%. All deposits are non refundable. All rentals - the balance is to be paid 8 weeks before arrival. A security deposit of EUR300 is payable before arrival. The security deposit will be refunded in full within 14 days after departure if the property has been left in an appropriate condition.
The quoted rates includes maid service with regular change of sheets & towels and complimentary welcome basket including wine and food on arrival. The rental includes preparation of the villa also cleaning on departure and heating and/or air conditioning. All bed linen, bath and beach towels are provided.
Up to 8 weeks - loss of deposit
4-8 weeks - 50% of rate refunded
2-4 weeks - 25% of rate refunded
Less than 2 weeks - no refund
Sorry but this property is not available for groups of young adults.
Rental price includes mid stay maid service and all your linen and bath towels, during the summer we suplly beach towels. . Pool heating is available and costs an additional €230 per week.
|If you are looking for a late deal please email to see how much you can save on the published price.
Changeover days are flexible but during the summer months it is more likely to be on a Saturday or Wednesday. It is necessary to vacant the villa by 10.30am on the day of departure in the high season. We can make arrangements to store your bags.
|The Algarve region|
The Algarve is located in southern county of Portugal and is geographically the most South Westerly tip of Europe. It boasts over 100 sunny beachs from the Reserva Natural da Ria Formosa Reserve which runs along the Eastern coast to the virtually uninhabited windswept beachs of the Parque Natural da Costa Vicentina on the Western coast. The Algarve is bordered by Spain and it is only a short drive to the cultural and ancient city of Seville in Spain and Portugal's capital, Lisbon.
The Algarve is a relatively small area and has well maintained and easily accessible road system which makes touring and sightseeing very attractive and there are many fine places to visit, such as the 12th century Moorish Castle at Silves, the fortress and training school of Prince Henry the Navigator, and the lighthouse at Cape St Vincent which in olden times, before the discovery of the Americas, was thought of as the end of the world. There are also many cathedrals, churches, museums and stately houses of architectural interest.
In the 17th and 18th century Portugal was a leader in the discoveries of the New World, the Africas and Eastern trade. In recent years this little country has joined the European Union, has a very stable government and enjoys the comforts of modern Europe.
The Algarve is a very popular destination, the consistent good weather and top class golf courses being the main attractions. The region, from the Spanish border town of Villa Real de São Antonio to Cape St Vincent, is about a hundred miles and the depth of the county is less than five miles. The west has a backdrop of the Monchique Mountains with spectacular scenery, spa towns, monasteries, lush vegetation and protects the Algarve from rain. Hence the glorious climate all year round.
Food and wine are institutions here, as is spotless accommodation, courtesy to visitors, genuine friendliness and a pride in service. Most people are conversant in English. There is also an overwhelming respect for the law, which makes the Algarve a particularly safe and relaxing vacation destination.
The old and the new is very apparent here with modern hotels and resorts lying side by side with old farms where you can admire the fig, almond, olive and orange groves. Seafood is abundant and varied and there are many unusual dishes to try. Another aspect of the Algarve are the wide variety of beaches, all graced with thick grained golden sand and all very clean with nice beach restaurants.
The Eastern Algarve – the Sotaventa (leeward) coast, is the lesser known half of the region the pace of life is slower and has with a very different topography and character to the central and western Algarve the beaches are typically long, wide and flat. The west is typically with its coves and rock formations or longer beaches with a background of red cliffs and pine trees
Over the past 30 years, the Algarve has emerged as Europe's top golf destination, the 5-star golf resorts of Vale do Lobo, Quinta do Lago and Vilamoura being famous throughout the golfing world.
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