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Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Set amidst orange and olive groves, the Quinta Da Saudade is a small, privately owned, converted hillside farm estate in 24 acres of beautiful grounds approximately 5 miles west of Albufeira and 35 minutes drive from Faro Airport. The Quinta has many facilities to offer,including 2 pools,separate childrens play area with paddling pool,tennis court,mini golf,petanque and riding stables.

The original farmhouse has been converted to an independently run restaurant and bar.

This semi detached 2 bedroom villa has fantastic views from the roof terrace of the wetlands nature reserve,with its wealth of bird and plant life and of the sea,the nearest beach,Praia Grande ,being less than 2 minutes away by car.

The roof terrace is a real suntrap where you can relax all day in the privacy and peacefulness of the Quinta and enjoy a BBQ as the sunsets.

Zoomarine and various water parks are nearby with Salgados golf course under a mile away.

The villa offers accommodation for up to 6 people and is furnished in local Portuguese style with air-con and a log burning stove for the winter months.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Faro
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view
Pool Children's pool
General Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, BBQ, Swing set
Access Parking
Further details outdoors

Cobbled paths and steps lead from the villas to all parts of the Quinta. Not suitable for wheelchairs, although once inside the villa everything is on one level.

Roof terrace with sunbeds, table and chairs.

Separate tiled table and benches under canopy


Satellite dish.

Further details

Changeover day is Thursday with entry to the Villa after 3pm and vacation by 10am. Different days will be accommodated if possible.

During winter months a meter reading will be taken and clients charged accordingly for electricity. Logs can be supplied and charged separately, though they can be purchased cheaper at local supermarkets.

If you're planning to go away as part of a larger group, perhaps with other golfers, friends or family, we are directly next door to property 348047. Combined, our villa's can sleep up to 10 adults and 2 infants. Please check both listings and ,subject to availability, enquire with either owner as to any deals to be had by booking both, especially out of high season. You have your own space yet you can all be together too. A great idea for Christmas & New Year!

The Algarve region

Portugal is situated in the far western corner of Europe and has a strikingly long beautiful coastline. The Algarve’s extensive coastline is blessed with a wealth of long sandy beaches and small sheltered coves .The Algarve benefits from the best climate in Europe, with year round blue skies, around 3000 hours of sunshine a year and usually only a short period of rainfall between November and March. The climate of the Algarve is milder than elsewhere in the country not only because of its southerly position and proximity to Africa, but because of a protective chain of hills along its northern boundary and the influences of the sea. Temperatures in the Algarve generally range from 15 degrees to around 31, but never dip below freezing in the winter.

This combination of climate and coastline means that the Algarve is tailor-made for tourism. The sunshine and the beaches are the biggest draw, but in recent years the building of a host of superb golf courses along with an increased interest in rural holidays has developed tourism into an all-year-round business.


Thanks to an ever-growing tourist industry, Albufeira has become one of the most desired holiday destinations in Europe.Here there is a mixture of the historic and traditional flavour of the Algarve with cobbled streets and picturesque leafy town squares.With its superb variety of restaurants, bars and shops, the Old Town is a very safe family orientated area.

Vale de Parra is to the west of Albufeira and has some of the Algarve's finest beaches. The best known is probably Galé, a vast expanse of golden sand with restaurants and water sports, including jet-skiing and parasailing. Galé can get busy in the summer months, but if you turn down any of the tracks along the coast road you are likely to find a secluded beach or bay. To the west of Vale de Parra is where you will find Quinta da Saudade , a mature estate of privately owned villas with a restaurant and bar. It is only five minutes from the beaches and just above Salgados Golf Club.

Further west is Armacao de Pera; a typical Portuguese fishing town. Part of Armacao de Pera beach remains known as 'Fisherman's beach'. Here you can see brightly coloured boats sitting on the sand with local fishermen tending their nets. There are plenty of excellent restaurants in the town with most serving fabulous locally caught fish and of course Chicken Piri Piri! Armacao de Pera can be quite lively in the evenings with bars, shops and restaurants along the promenade. On summer evenings the promenade also hosts many craft stalls where you can shop for souvenirs whilst enjoying the warm Algarvian sea breeze.

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12 Aug 2014


"Great villa in a lovely location"

We have just returned from a wonderful holiday at this villa, it is well equipped both inside and out and the roof terrace is lovely with great views over the wetlands to the sea. There are plenty of … More

5 Oct 2013


"Beautiful surrounds, easy access to everywhere on the Algarve"

We arrived quite late in the evening after 24 hrs travelling to find the boiler was off. However, within minutes on contacting the 24 hour emergency telephone number it was sorted out. After that we h… More

Thank you for such a good review.Its also comforting to know the emergency number works as it should!It was such a shame that you had rain while you were at the villa, but hopefully it will not deter you from returning again some day.Glad you enjoyed our choice of music too!

24 Aug 2013


"Well equipped villa, beautiful location with fantastic views"

We had a week in this villa and wished it was much longer. The location was excellent for restaurants, beaches and even supermarkets, the villa was in the perfect place. The villa itself was a high … More

Thank you for your review.We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!

21 May 2013


"perfect place in a peaceful spot !"

This is an excellent , well maintained & extremely well equipped, spacious 2 bedroom villa on an established, quiet and unspoilt complex which in itself, provides excellent facilities and surroundings. The pool areas are clean with all the required amenities,the gardens, buildings and grounds are all well cared for & looked after by all the staff at the Quinta. Everyone is extremely friendly & helpful
The villa offers comfort, privacy & the opportunity to relax in a quiet location with excellent views from the lounge, bedroom or roof terrace across the Quinta, wetlands & coast.
It is a pleasure to sit on the roof terrace & listen to or watch the horses ride out to the wetlands for their daily trecks! or enjoy a glass of wine of the an evening and watch the sunset over the hill
Maid service is provided & everything is spotless, plenty of storage, comfortable clean beds, & good bathroom facilities.
Booking is easy, & adequate information is provided by the owner to ensure that your stay is trouble free. There is a restraunt on the Quinta site (although this was not visited so unable to comment on what was on offer). There are plenty of other very good restraunts in the vacinity of the Quinta, although a car is needed to get these.
We have visited this area for a number of years & stayed in excellent villas of very high standards. This 2 bedroom accomadation takes a lot of beating & if peace, tranquility and relaxation is needed then this is the place to go !

Thank you for your lovely review.We hope we can welcome you back again in the near future!

1 Apr 2013


"Comfortable & well appointed villa with wonderful views & walks"

We spent a relaxing 2 months (Feb & Mar) at Villa 3B and found it to be very comfortable and well appointed. The booking process was made very simple by the friendly owner, Christine, who was keen to … More

Thank you for your wonderful review and we are so glad that you enjoyed your 2 month stay at our villa.
We look forward to welcoming you both back again in the near future!

28 Oct 2012


"Panoramic views from roof terrace"

We stayed at Villa 3B in early October for 2 weeks. The villa was nicely furnished with a well equipped kitchen and the daily maid service was a real bonus. The bedrooms were a good size although the beds were plenty firm enough for us. The roof top terrace is well equipped with panoramic views to the coast. The complex itself is in a quiet location and is only a short drive to the nearest town. The owner, Christine, was very helpful and answered any queries we had promptly. We had a great stay, the weather was fantastic and we would not hesitate to book this villa again.

Thank you for your kind review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Quinta.
We would love to welcome you back in the near future!

27 Sep 2012


"clean,cosy and comfortable - what more can you ask for?"

We have been to "The Quinta" on a number of occasions and this villa is the best yet we have stayed in. If it's peace and tranquility you are looking for then this is the place to be.

Thank you for your lovely review and hopefully we can look forward to welcoming you back next year!

21 Aug 2012


"Spacious accommodation on beautiful site"

The Quinta da Saudade is a beautiful site with mature plants. It is situated on the side of a hill, so the property is not overlooked and you have an undisturbed view over marshland to the sea from the roof terrace, where there is a build in barbeque. The house itself is spacious and well furnished. The pools are not overcrowded and it is very quiet and relaxed. Any small problems are immediately taken care of. The maid service is friendly and efficient. There are many beaches close by, quiet ones and others well serviced with sunbeds and food. There are plenty of shops and restaurants in the vicinity. For the beaches, shopping and restaurants you would need a car.

Thank you for your very descriptive review of the Quinta, we agree, it is a beautiful site.
We are so pleased you enjoyed your 2nd stay at our villa and we look forward to welcoming you back for maybe a third time in the not too distance future?!

21 Jun 2012


"Excellent- couldn't ask for more!"

Stayed in the villa for 1 week from 12-19 June 2012 and loved every single minute of it!! The owner is wonderful by sending us helpful emails before we went including excellent directions from the airport ( a godsend since we landed at night!) and places of interest. The villa is so homely and child safe. My 2 children aged 4 and 2 loved the pool, the childrens play area, paddling pool and not forgetting the horses!. The villa is perfectly situated to get around and Gale beach is literally a 5 minute drive away and is outstanding. Everyone is so friendly and you feel very safe. The farmhouse restuarant served gorgeous food and were more than ready to stand and chat with you and happy for children to be children. Will definatley be returning and can't wait.

Thank you for your lovely comments and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our villa, so much so, that you are all returning next year for 2 weeks!

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Calendar last updated:21 Oct 2014

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