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Member since: 2014
Speaks english, german, spanish, portuguese

Walk To Beach In Minutes Through The Ria Formosa Nature Reserve - Heated Pool

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Faro holiday house

3 Bedroom Detached Beach house, With Large Pool And Roof Terrace And Nature View


This beach house is located at the end of a quiet residential cul-de-sac in Quinta das Salinas, between the luxury resorts of Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo, in central Algarve.

The first-row beach house backs straight onto the Ria Formosa National Park - a privilege enjoyed by only a few houses in the area, which will make your stay a truly unique experience. A 5-10 minute walk through pinewood trails takes you to nearby beaches and the ocean. The natural Ria Formosa and pinewood surroundings can be enjoyed from the South facing living room, from the garden encircling the private pool and BBQ area, or from the roof terrace.

Europe's finest golf courses of Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo are just a 5 minute drive away, as are a host of activities such as horse riding, tennis, watersports, go karting, cinema, shopping, bars, restaurants and water parks to name a few. See more details in the location description.


This single storey detached beach house with a private large heated pool and roof terrace is ideal for a family or group of friends wanting to get away from it all without being isolated.

The beach house offers an open-plan living and dining area combining a fully equipped kitchen and lounge featuring a fireplace, TV, DVD and wireless internet. Sliding doors provide access to the private garden and pool terrace, bringing the outside in.

The outside terrace offers the ideal space for relaxed group or family leisure, with a large ceramic-tiled pool (33x16 feet, or 10x5 meters), a large sun shade, sun loungers, a wooden dining table, and a BBQ. There is furthermore an outdoor shower for your convenience after using the pool.

Bedroom one is a large double with fitted wardrobes, sliding doors to the outside terrace area, and an en suite bathroom. There are two additional bedrooms (one double, one twin) with fitted wardrobes, sharing a bathroom.

None of the bedrooms have a shared wall, which makes this beach house a great option for two families sharing and/or holidays with children.

Highchair and cot can be supplied on request.

An inbuilt safe for your valuables as well as a modern video alarm system are installed.

The beach house is air-conditioned throughout. The use of the units is available to guests who require these extra facilities, but carries an extra cost of 80UKP / 100 Euros per week during the summer months of June, July, August and September.

Pool heating is optional and is charged extra.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Lynn (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, german, spanish, portuguese

About Lynn

We are a German/Portuguese couple with three children and love travelling the world. We do hope you will enjoy our house as much as we do.

Lynn purchased this house in 2013


based on 8 traveller reviews

Walk To Beach In Minutes Through The Ria Formosa Nature Reserve - Heated Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Great Villa, Great location

  • 5 of 5

The Villa is spacious and clean and has everything needed. The pool was really nice and having the fence gave us peace of mind as we were staying with 2 toddlers. It was hot the week when we were there, so the AC was invaluable and worked very well.

It is a fairly short walk to the beach, but we usually drove, which is also very short, as walking in the heat with two toddlers and all the beach gear was too much. The beach parking was free as well, which is a bonus.

Lynn was very helpful and very responsive when we needed something, or had any questions.

Over-all we had a very good time staying at this Villa.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect For Our Family

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at this home. We stayed with our two young kids and my brother/sister-in-law and their two young kids, the three bedrooms and two bathrooms worked out great for us (they traveled down from Germany and we traveled over from the United States and met there)! The owner Lynn was great to work with before, during, and after our stay. The house is well kept, is a great setup for young kids (especially with the pool fence), has a great pool, and the outside grill was nice to use also. It's a great location (walking distance from ocean and lake) in a nice neighborhood and many good restaurants very close by. If you're traveling throughout the Algrave exploring from this location works out nice also.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Casey, it was great to have you on your first trip to Portugal. Thank you for taking good care of our villa. Best wishes, Lynn
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Lovely cosy house in quiet location

  • 5 of 5

The house is situated in a lovely quiet location with beautiful views over the Ria Formosa to the Quinta da Lago bridge.

The house is clean, comfortable and well-equipped, the pool is lovely and the verandah a real sun trap - even in February!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nigel, I am glad you and your family had a good time! Hope to receive you again at some point. Lynn
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Wonderful villa in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

This lovely villa in Quinta do Lago has everything you may need, the villa is spotless, comfortable and well equipped. The pool is a really good size (10x5m) and the location is very peaceful. The local area is very quiet with lovely walks to several beaches, restaurants and bars.

We decided that we would not hire a car as we wanted to explore this area on foot, this proved (on the whole) to be a good idea - our only difficulty was shopping as the nearest supermarket is a little too far to walk to, as well as the nearest shopping area, however, a short taxi ride to the Quinta do Lago shopping mall (cost 14Euros) was very useful. Also, the Apolonia supermarket in Almancil have a delivery service, which was really good.

Lynn met us and guided us through the facilities at the villa, and gave us advice about the local area, such as which restaurants were good and informed us of some local festivals that were on during our stay.

We had a severe overnight delay to our flights home; this happened to coincide with a football match being played at the Estadio Algarve, meaning all the hotels in Faro were fully booked. The airline requested passengers try to book their own hotels as they were unable to find a hotel with availability for everyone. I contacted Lynn to see if she knew anywhere that may have room. Despite being in a predicament herself (stuck on the motorway with a broken down car), she rang around some hotels for us and kept in touch until we finally got home.

I would highly recommend this villa, if you're looking for a quiet break in a beautiful location then this is it. The beaches were very quiet; busy in a few places but if you walked a further 50m you would have a stretch of beach to yourself! The local bars and restaurants were amazing - the food was fantastic and very reasonably priced. We particularly liked The Shack (10 mins walk through the Nature Reserve) which overlooked the smaller beach on the lake, the food was great and the variety of drinks on offer was fantastic, we also ate at the Formosa Park Hotel (5 mins walk), amazing service, lovely atmosphere and lovely food. Julia's (on the beach) was good too, but very busy (reserving a table for an evening meal is recommended).

So, to summarise, a fantastic villa, a beautiful location, plenty of restaurants and bars nearby, but the biggest asset for us was Lynn - her knowledge, help and assistance was amazing - a huge thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michelle! Come back any time to see us here in the sun!
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great stay in a quiet area

  • 5 of 5

we enjoyed our stay very much

everything we need was in the house and the temperature of the swimming pool was top

we liked to walk to the beach

we will recommend the house for sure!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ine! Come back to see us soon!
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Very pleasant

  • 5 of 5

The house is pleasant and easy to live in .The countryside near it is very beautiful .Superb pine trees and mediterranean flora.The hostess is very helpful and charming.We would make this holyday again with pleasure.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You would be welcome back anytime Pierre, I am glad you liked your first holiday in the Algarve!
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Quinta do Lago golf course
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Casa do Lago, Quinta do Lago lake
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Car: recommended


The location right on the border of the Ria Formosa nationalpark makes this the ideal location for visitors who enjoy nature walking and bird watching. The Ria Formosa features beautiful lagoons and sand dunes where nature lovers will be able to watch flamingos, storks and other sea birds or simply enjoy the surroundings by exploring.


The nearby Quinta do Lago and Vale de Lobo plaza has a host of upmarket boutiques, restaurants and bars. Within 10 minutes drive of the property you will find over 40 restaurants catering to every taste and budget. There are three Michelin star restaurants within The Golden Triangle (

In the summer months there are frequent live music events and children's entertainment on the plazas.


During the summer season there are lifeguards on safety patrol from early in the morning until sunset on all beaches that provide restaurant / toilet facilities. The beach concessions generally offer all the water sports facilities you would want including banana boats, canoes, pedalo’s, surf boards, kayaks, para sailing, water skiing, jet skis and doughnut water rides.


Quinta do Lago is one of the Algarve's largest golf destinations and its courses are rated among Europe's top 25. The resort has hosted eight Portuguese Opens and continues to be the venue for national and international tournaments.

It has hosted the Portuguese Open Championship eight times in addition to hundreds of national and international prestigious tournaments.

The fairways are wide and flanked at reasonable distance by the pines, heather, broom and beautiful wild flowering shrubs with several lakes in the play, providing a test to players of all ability levels. Enjoy a few rounds in the glorious Portuguese climate, with almond trees, citrus groves and fragrant breezes from the ocean adding to the atmosphere.

All courses have first class driving ranges, a golf academy, putting greens, pro-shops and clubhouses with large and informal terraces - the perfect setting to relax with friends, have a well earned drink or a light meal after a challenging round.


Apart from the beach house's pool, the walkable distance to the beach makes for a more relaxed holiday. No more search for parking and backseat tantrums.

Inside Vale de Lobo resort the Kangaroo Club is a first class kids club which opens late and allows mom & dad to have a relaxed dinner in a nearby restaurant, a massage on the beach or simply a few hours of reading time.

The club is part of the Dona Filipa luxury five star hotel but open to outsiders. You can decide on group activities or even individual babysitting if your kids are very young. See here for more details:

An inexpensive mini-golf course right next to the kids club provides fun for the whole family.

Often the plaza has children's entertainment at night to keep the kids happy during long dinners by the seaside.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Faro, Portugal

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Lastminute October
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
Low season
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
Mid season 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
High 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$572

Cancellation has to be done in writing, refunds available:
Up to 8 weeks - loss of first payment, ie 50% of rental price
4-8 weeks - 25% of rate refunded
Less than 4 weeks - no refund

Check-in: After 4pm. Check-out: by 10am on departure day. Unless otherwise agreed.

An extra cleaning fee of 45 Euros applies.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Faro, Portugal

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Waterfront
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed
  • Two bedrooms have single matresses for your comfort, making the double ones king size
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • caves
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
An inbuilt safe for your valuables as well as a modern video alarm system are installed.