311 Lakeside Village
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Situated in Lakeside Village, Quinta do Lago our two-bedroom apartment overlooks the lagoon. It is located on the first floor and the entrance is reached via a flight of stairs. The entrance door leads into the hallway and opens out to the sitting room/diner, and the first balcony beyond. The kitchen and one of the ensuite bedrooms are adjacent on this floor. A short flight of stairs leads to the master bedrooms which has it's own private ensuite and balcony. It provides easy accomodation for 4 people and camp beds can be used if necessary to accomodate two more. The location is just minutes drive away from the beach, and the famous Ria Formosa nature reserve. It is surrounded by trails used for horse riding and walking in the woods and along the shoreline, and of course has those world class golf courses. So it's a perfect holiday choice for families, golfers and nature lovers alike.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Quinta do Lago 1 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 20 km, Nearest railway: Almancil 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
We've tried to preserve as much of the traditional Portuguese style as possible, and have mixed this with typical European furnishings. The apartment has just been completely redecorated and part re-furnished. It's designed to be a 'home from home', cosy and welcoming. It easily accomodates 4 people, and with the two balconies, offers a feeling of added space. It does get hot here so we have air conditioning (master bedroom and living room) to keep it cool in the summer months. Equipment includes satellite TV, WiFi connection (by the pool bar), and HIFi. The kitchen is fully equipped, and we have a washing machine and tumbler drier.
|Further details outdoors|
Lakeside Village is a private development. The apartment is situated in prime position with its balconies overlooking the swimming pool, lagoon and sea beyond. Each has an outdoor dining area for al fresco meals, private sunbathing or watching the sun set. The large swimming pool and the two floodlit tennis courts, which are for the private use of Lakeside Village residents and guests, are right next to the apartment. WiFi connection is available from the pool bar area. Guests will also receive discounted rates at the Quinta do Lago golf courses. Ample parking is available at the apartment.
The Algarve region
The Algarve region offers an incredible contrast between miles of golden coastline backed by reddy cliffs, and the magnificent rural countryside. The beautiful sandy beaches are, of course, one of the major attractions and are amongst the best in the world with Blue Flag awards to prove it.
The great climate with dry sunny days for most of the year, makes enjoying the outdoors an easy lifestyle choice. It's perfect for walking, sightseeing and cycling and for all the sports you can imagine including surfing, golf, tennis, horse riding, kayaking and even extreme sports such as kitesurfing, rock climbing and wakeboarding.
Families can enjoy water parks, theme parks and zoos, boat trips along the gorgeous coastline (with dinghy rides into the caves and 'grottos' and the opportunity to see dolphins too), crazy golf, karting and lots of other things which go on during the year in this area. But equally with it's many historic attractions and thousands of species of flora and fauna, its a popular holiday destination for people interested in photography, painting, bird watching, nature trailing and exploring a different culture.
Several parts of the Algarve have been developed as luxury resorts, complete with a selection of restaurants, designer shops and excellent sports facilities for all the family to enjoy. But you don't have to spend lots of money to enjoy a memorable holiday here. There are some great tapas bars and truly wonderful traditional Portuguese restaurants and bars which are excellent quality and cater for every budget.
There's always a great range of Algarve Events throughout the year. The Autódromo Internacional do Algarve (Algarve Motor Park), near Portimão, held it's first event in October 2008 with the World Superbike Championships and has a calendar of motorsports events. There are powerboat championships, car rallies, motocross events, sailing and golf championships. The Algarve also knows how to party and celebrates with festivals throughout the year. Mardi Gras (normally in February) sees carnivals across the region with the most spectacular taking place in Loulé; Liberation Day (April 25th) celebrates the end of a dictatorship in Portugal; medieval festivals are held in Silves, Lagos and Castro Marim; special Easter festivals take place in São Brás de Alportel and Loulé. There is a famous Sardine Festival in Portimão and Seafood Festival in Olhão and of course - Christmas and New Year in the Algarve, with New Year's Eve parties and fireworks in all the main tourist resorts. During the summer months we can expect open-air concerts, beach parties, jazz festivals and a whole host of other events in the Allgarve Summer Programme.
Quinta do Lago
The area of the central Algarve between Quinta do Lago, Almancil and Quarteira is often referred to as the Golden Triangle for reasons that will become very clear when you visit. It's stunningly beautiful. Our apartment location - Quinta do Lago, has a number of amenities including two really nice shopping centres where you will find a mini-supermarket, boutiques, cafes, jewellers, restaurants, a pub and nightclub.
Lakeside Village is situated in the heart of Quinta do Lago. It features a large swimming pool with a pool bar and tennis courts each of which is for the exclusive use of guests at the complex. The seawater lagoon which borders part of Lakeside offers a range of different watersport activities from windsurfing to having a gentle paddle on a pedalo (all of which are for hire). And if you want to visit the local area we can recommend Loule market (20 mins drive), Vilamoura marina (20 mins drive), Olhos d'Agua beach (30 mins drive) and the rugged West Coast (1hr).
The Algarve is also famous for its' top quality golf facilities. There are 30 golf courses which are within 45 minutes drive of the apartment and several are pretty much on your doorstep. In the immediate Quinta area there are 5 championship courses (Quinta do Lago North and South, San Lorenzo, Pinheiros Altos and Laranjal) with a total of 99 holes set within glorious scenery and umbrella pines. Two more championship courses can be found in nearby Vale do Lobo (Royal and Ocean). Vilamoura, 20 mins away, hosts a further 5 championship courses.
Guests of the apartment receive discounted green fees for the Quinta do Lago courses. Views of the woods and trails, the lagoon, the sea or all three are features of these gorgeous courses and can be enjoyed by golfers on course, and non-golfers from the woodland trails or restaurants and spike bars on-site. Practice facilities are also superb, and coaching sessions are widely available.
There is genuinely lots to do here, it's just a question of what you want from your holiday. You can browse around rustic garden centres and eat at a traditional Portuguese restaurants or tapas bar. You can go horse riding or amble around the lagoon. Or just relax on the apartment balcony with a glass of Portuguese wine reading a good book as the sun goes down. It's simply a question of individual taste and whatever that is, we can assure you it's all here.
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12 Aug 2013
"The best holiday ever - can't wait to go back"
We had the most wonderful holiday in Lakeside this year and can't wait to go back. My husband, 4 year old daughter and 10 month old baby really wanted somewhere within easy travelling distance from England which was safe, relaxed, child friendly and hot. We got this and so much more on our wonderful trip to 311.
The apartment is lovely. A smart duplex with stunning views over the lake, really well equipped and furnished with 2 balconies and more than enough room for all of us. The owners were fantastic. They arranged a high chair, a lovely cot and a welcome pack of food and wine when we arrived. Nothing was too much trouble for them.
I have always been a bit worried about apartments because of noise but there is no reason to worry about 311. It is so quiet you can't hear a thing. The bed rooms are all double glazed and air conditioned and we could all sleep perfectly (when our daughters allowed us to!).
By far the best thing of all about 311 is its setting in Lakeside. It is in a small condominium of apartments around a safe and secure lovely pool complex with the lake on one side which gives beautiful views out across it and beyond to the sea. This has the advantage of a lovely breeze during the daytime whilst sitting around the pool and taking away some of the heat of the day.
The pool area is fabulous. No fighting for sun beds, no one reserving them with towels, just plenty of room on the beautiful lawned gardens which were full of wonderful flowers, mature trees and shrubs where my daughters could play, crawl, and sit happily whilst we relaxed and enjoyed chatting with the other holidaymakers.
There are 2 pools in the main area. A great sized adult pool and a huge toddler pool where my eldest learnt to swim. There is also another quieter pool on the resort if you want a change of scene. There are tennis courts, a brilliant pool bar where you can sit and watch your children in safety and WI-FI for keeping up with the cricket score.
One of the best things about the holiday were the friends our children and we made. It is the friendliest place we have ever been to. Everyone was just so nice. Almost everyone we met went back year after year and seemed to know each other. Our four year old daughter had constant playmates which was perfect for her and for us. A free holiday club.
Quinta itself is fabulous. An exclusive private estate which has the most wonderful villas, golf courses, restaurants and shops. There is so much to do 2 weeks is simply not long enough. We went for lovely walks, fed the terrapins on the golf course, relaxed around the pool, went to the numerous fabulous beaches nearby and swam in the warm sea, did plenty of sightseeing along the Algarve coast, and so much more. But best of all for the four of us at the end of every day was getting back to our lovely apartment in Lakeside and just being at "home". We can't wait to go back.
16 Jun 2013
"What a location"
We recently spent a short break in this wonderfully located apartment.
If you are looking for peace, quiet and great views then this is the place to stay.
The property is very private with 2 secluded balconies, one in the sun all day and the other with shade so suitable for sun worshipers and "pale skins".
With shopping, restaurants, golf, beaches and sight seeing close by I can highly recommend a stay in this apartment.
Even a late arrival was accommodated.
11 Jun 2013
"Fantastic location with views over the lake"
We have recently been lucky enough to enjoy a short stay in this apartment during the Easter break. We do play golf, however on this occasion decided not to take the clubs and found the location ideal for golfers and non golfers.
The apartment has fantastic views over the lake and private swimming pool from the lounge and both balconies, which are also very private and not directly overlooked. The apartment is clean and spacious with everything you need for a great holiday. We visited the private bar by the pool and found it to be a very friendly atmosphere with a mix of people on holiday and apartment owners. I would recommend this apartment and location to golfers and non golfers and will definitely be booking to go back soon.
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