307 Lakeside Village
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Situated in Lakeside Village, Quinta do Lago our ground floor two-bedroom apartment overlooks the lagoon. The easy-access entrance door leads into the hallway and opens out to the sitting room/diner, and the patio beyond. The kitchen and bedrooms are adjacent. It provides easy and spacious 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)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|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, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|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|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|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. It's designed to be a 'home from home', cosy and welcoming. It easily accomodates 4 people, and with the generous patio 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 patio overlooking the swimming pool, lagoon and sea beyond. It has an outdoor dining area for al fresco meals, 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 are 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 drive).
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 patio 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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14 Aug 2013
"Finally found the perfect holiday destination"
We have tried various forms of holiday over the years hotel, apartment, villa, all-included resort... you name it. 307 Lakeside offers the very best of each of the above. And does so in a location that virtually guarantees perfect weather, which can be reached by a 2.5hr flight from every reasonable-sized UK airport followed by a 15min drive (really!) or 25euro taxi journey.
We wondered if the location may be a bit too golf oriented (we don't play) but couldn't have been more wrong. There are a number of courses nearby and they look fantastic but it's very much in the background rather than in your face.
The owners provided a cot, highchair and rollaway bed on request. They also stocked the fridge for our evening arrival. Picking up the keys was very straightforward and finding the apartment easy, even for me. The apartment is perfectly well appointed. The telly has all the channels one expects from home plus Sky Sports.
The wider environment feels "safe" sited as it is on the privately managed Quinta do Lago estate which has its own evident but unobtrusive security. The apartment itself sits inside the gates of the poolside complex within the collection of villas, townhouses and apartments that make up Lakeside Village. There are apartments arranged spaciously to three sides of the pool with the fourth side providing a truly lovely vista over the lake. I think it's the forethought of the developers to leave this open to broaden the perspective and allow the gentle breeze to flow across the setting which sets the place apart from other options.
This ground floor apartment offers easy access to the pool. We felt little need to venture further afield and spent our days swimming/playing. We might just take a boat out on the lake next year. And expect to be dragged to Zoo Marine or one of the other nearby waterpark options. I might even bring my trainers and join some of the joggers or tennis players on the courts available opposite.
In the daytime we tended to grab snacks and drinks from Pedro's poolside bar but we could have just as easily walked the 30m back to the apartment. The beach is also a short drive or cycle away. There are so many good restaurants including two a short walk from the apartment (Tucano's and VPs) that I can only suggest you ask at Pedro's bar and try a few (Parilla Naturale was our favourite).
Perhaps the strongest attraction of the place was our fellow Lakesiders. A high proportion of residences are used by family-owners. This seems to mean that the people you meet are that little bit more invested in the community. The upshot of that is that adults can enjoy a holiday here as much as families. The kids are all maintained on best behaviour rather than allowed to run riot whilst adults tend to introduce themselves unless you plainly would rather keep yourself to yourself. For me this makes for a home from home and an extraordinary piece of holiday engineering.
We will be back.
(PS I've noted below that the property offers internet access. I say this despite the apartment having no signal because Pedro's Bar (30m away across the grass) has free wifi. You'll find that a group of folks will pop in there of a morning to do their business before freeing up their days and the signal extends across the pool so you can check mails etc whilst lounging. That's good enough for me.)
29 Jul 2013
"A Truely relaxing resort in beautiful surroundings"
We return to the same apartment year after year, which is great for families or couples looking for a relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings. Your holiday starts as soon as you walk through the door with the optional grocery pack which is very handy. The apartment is extremely well equipped with all you could wish for and is extremely clean and modern and has some traditional Portuguese features.
The views from the patio are lovely overlooking the gardens, pool and lake to the side. The poolside bar is friendly and welcoming offering a good selection of food with a weekly barbeque which is a great way to make friends.
The beach is within walking distance and numerous championship golf courses within minutes by car. What more can you ask for great weather, superb food and drink, a truly lovely place; we can't wait to return.
27 Jun 2013
"Wonderful in every way"
All our expecations were exceeded. Clean and spacious not to mention convenient and spacious. We would certainly return again. Excellent value.
19 Jun 2013
"Home from home"
I stayed here for a week in April with my boyfriend who's a keen golfer. We felt at home and relaxed as soon as we walked through the door. The property had all we could ask for (wifi aside, but that is provided FOC by the pool) and the weather was perfect. Would definitely recommend.
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