Barao de Sao Joao holiday villa accommodation with internet access, balcony/terrace and air con and walking

Quinta da Varzea Grande

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Villa / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 12 Home 144654

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Villa / 6 bedrooms / sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Located near the small traditional village of Barao de Sao Joao yet only a short drive from historic Lagos, small fishing villages, magnificent beaches and the dramatic west coast.

A single storey property, with the three properties arranged around the swimming pool, all set in 4 acres.

Fully licenced with a total of 6 bedrooms, sleeping up to 12 people, under the Portuguese Alojamento Local by Lagos Camara (Council)

Azeitona sleeping 6, Amendoa sleeping 4 and Limao sleeping 2 are well equipped and self contained with all bedrooms having private shaded terraces and en suite facilities. Azeitona and Amendoa can be rented individually however for larger groups Limao is available for rent by prior arrangement.

A large sunbathing terrace surrounds the solar heated 10 x 5 metre pool with uninterrupted views of the countryside.

The Mediterranean style garden has several secluded seating areas for privacy as well as the communal BBQ and large shaded dining area.

Size Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms
Rooms 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 4 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Nearest beach 5 km
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Faro 90 km, Nearest railway: Lagos 8 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Private outdoor pool (heated), Internet access
Pool Private outdoor pool (heated)
General Air conditioning, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Cots available (2), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details outdoors

Set in 4 acres of grounds with fig, almond and olive trees, this is a really peaceful location for an "away from it all" holiday yet close enough to everything you need for a great holiday.

Ideal for parties wishing to holiday together, the villas are designed so individual groups still have their own space and privacy.

Each property has their own shaded terraces and the garden has secluded shaded seating as well as the large communal BBQ area.

Sun beds and mats are provided for around the pool and the private terraces.

Laundry facilities available and there are ample drying facilities.

Further details

All linen and towels, including pool/beach towels are provided.

Welcome pack supplied on arrival.

Cots and highchairs available on request.

The Algarve region

The quieter western end of the Algarve boasts beautiful countryside and stunning beaches. A mixture of historic towns, timeless villages surrounded by orange groves and quaint fishing villages.

A visit to the west coast is a must to experience the dramatic cliffs and the lovely beaches frequented by surfers and beach lovers alike.

Sagres and its fort are steeped in navigational history and the mountains of Monchique are famous for their views, walking and waters. Nearby the Autodromo at Portimao offers go-karting as well as an international motorsports circuit hosting major events during the year.

With golf courses on the doorstep, walking, cycling, horse-riding, surfing, watersports, water parks, fishing and boat trips all close by there is something for everyone.

Barao de Sao Joao

The small picturesque village of Barao de Sao Joao is a 2km walk down the track to a handful of bars, restaurants, post office and a couple of shops to supply daily needs.

Excellent restaurants are also in the nearby village of Espiche. Praia du Luz ( 5mins by car) has 2 supermarkets, shops and a great variety of restaurants, many overlooking the beautiful bay and fantastic beach.

Lagos (10mins) has large supermarkets, bustling markets for fresh fish and vegetables, cafes and restaurants on cobbled streets, stunning cliff tops and beaches. The modern marina offers boat trips including sea fishing, dolphin watching, sailing charters and scenic viewing of the caves and grottos.

Quinta da Varzea Grande overlooks the immaculate fairways of the newly opened Espiche Golf course . There are also many other golf courses nearby with Boa Vista and Parque da Floresta only a few minutes drive away.

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Review 1-7 of 7

2 Nov 2015


"Perfect stay"

There is really not a lot to say apart from being absolutely perfect. We were four families, three of them with kids, and the setup of the property was absolutely perfect for this. Everything was clean, the kitchen well equipped, pool, bbq house and gardens amazing, the setting beautiful and the owners really nice. It's close to many beautiful beaches and if you follow the well drawn map from the beginning it should be easy to find. I would really recommend this place for a group of people. It might be a bit too close if you're only 2-4 people and share the property with others. Would always come back.

8 Aug 2015


"Ideal villa for a large group of family or friends"

We had a wonderful time at the Quinta da Varzea Grande. We went as a large extended family of 12 persons which included two small children, and the accommodation was ideal. The unique layout of the property allowed for some privacy (there are in fact three villas within the one property) at the same time as allowing us all to be together. The property was well equipped and the pool was fantastic. The villa is a little hidden away but this makes its setting quite idyllic. A car is a must so that the interesting nearby towns such as Lagos and wonderful beaches can be visited. It is well positioned for excursions to both the south and west coasts. The owners Mark and Ruth who live in a nearby house are friendly and very helpful. We all had a great time and would highly recommend this accommodation to others looking for a relaxing holiday in the Algarve.

2 Nov 2014


"The perfect holiday, excellant accomodation, fabulous location, everything you could ever want from a holiday."

Quinta Da Varzea Grande is the perfect holiday, fab accommodation and location all you could ever want. The owners Mark & Ruth have thought of everything you could possibly need, including inflatables for the beautiful pool which really pleased the children in our group. Each villa also has a private terrace for when you want some privacy. The Villas were so well equipped and comfortable a real home from home. Rarely do you find a holiday that lives up to all expectations but this one exceeded it! Make sure you use the excellent barbeque house which is so pretty, a real added bonus. We had an amazing holiday on our first visit to Portugal. We will certainly be re booking for next year. Take a trip to Luz you're nearest beach, we all enjoyed the beach and jumping in the waves and a few cheeky drinks in a beach front bar served by friendly and accommodating staff. Also try Tiffany's Riding Centre which is an easy 5km away, riders and non riders catered for and a lovely way to explore the countryside. The bars / restaurants in nearby Espiche offer a wide selection of dishes at a very affordable price. Mark & Ruth thanks for an amazing holiday see you next year.

12 Sep 2013


"Lovely place, very adequate for a stay with friends. Mark and Ruth have a perfect sense of hospitality"

Property is very nice, well equiped and well located. I appreciated the large space in each "villa". Perfectly adequate to send holidays with friends.

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    Calendar updated:17 Jan 2016

    Based in Portugal

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