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Stunning 8 bed villa, very private with own pool and private bar, Albuferia.

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Villa dos Sonhos, Albuferia, Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful country location, yet two mins stroll to nearest bars, restaurants and supermarket.

Please note for your comfort and safety we have a valid tourist licence. This means our property has been inspected and passed for health and safety regulations.

Please be aware not all properties have a licence and may not comply with safety regulations.

** Occupancy rates are very high in peak season (July, August and school holidays) - we strongly advise large groups to book early, as there are only a few large villas available to rent in the area. **

Spacious 8 bed private villa (sleeps up to 16 in beds, 22 with the use of folding beds) The villa is situated in a peaceful ,gated location with heated pool. (There is a surcharge if you require the pool heating)

It is just minutes walk away from the nearest bars, restaurants and inexpensive supermarket. It is approximately 10 euros in a taxi to Albuferias famous 'Old Town', Strip' and Marina.

A lively nightlife, café culture and family orientated attractions, make the Algarve the perfect destination, what ever you're after. There are also many water sports to try including sailing, fishing, windsurfing, surfing, jet skiing and water skiing. There truly is something for everyone... together with several beautiful beaches within easy reach. It really is the the perfect place to enjoy your holiday. One of our favorite places to chill out is Gale Beach, which is in walking distance from the villa or only a few euros in a taxi.

We also have FREE WIFI, plus a new 48 inch curved screen 3D TV entertainment system. With every TV and Music Chanel you can think of, plus all the latest movies, including new releases.

Full size American Pool Table.

Private Bar, with 55 inch TV. Great for sports events, or as a warm up before hitting the town. There are also ipod docks and even a disco ball! Great for pre-drinks to get the night started. Also, if you have children, you can have a drink in the bar, with the knowledge they are safely tucked up in their beds.


Sleeps up to 22

Eight bedrooms over two floors, four on each.

Three double and five twin rooms (one double and three twins on the ground floor and two double and two twins on the first floor)

Two single sofa beds, two single folding beds and two double sofa beds also available.

Four bathrooms – two on each floor with a bath and shower in each

One large open plan dining kitchen and living room

Large balcony overlooking the pool, garden and BBQ area with orchard and countryside views.

Small balcony (space for two chairs) off of one of the upstairs double bedrooms

Note: use of airbeds also available for guests – please request on booking

*Local area (within a 20 minutes walk of the villa)*

If you turn left out of the villa, it's a 2 minute stroll to the nearest bars, restaurant and well stocked inexpensive supermarket. Here you can stock up on local wine for less than 2 Euros a bottle and food for the BBQ.

Turn right at the bottom of the lane towards Albuferia and, within a five to ten minute gentle walk, you will find Oliveras Resturant which we can highly recommend.

If you take the first right before you get to Oliveras, it's approx. a ten minute walk to Jompra and Angies bars. A further few minutes to the top of the road, brings you to Amigos and Por Do Sol that has live music, Tuesdays and Saturdays. A little further on the left, you will find Amigos tapas restaurant, which is a must visit place and our favorite. ( get a taxi if you don't fancy a walk up the hill)

If you fancy Indian food we can recommend the Shama Palace Indian restaurant, a 15-20 minute walk from the villa after taking a left turn at the bottom of the lane.

Take a right at the top of the road from Angies bar and in five minutes you'll find Quinta da Gale or turn left and again and in five minutes you will find Scooby's family bar. Scooby's has a pool and is great for watching football matches and serves up large portions of good food. If you spend a decent amount there, you can be picked up or taken home free of charge.

The nearest beach is a 20 minute walk away

*Within a short drive or taxi ride (less than ten minutes)*

Marina – approx five minutes taxi ride, roughly 7 euros

Old Town – approx ten minutes taxi ride, roughly 9 euros

New Town/ strip – approx 14 minutes taxi ride, roughly 11 euros

The Salgados golf course is a few minutes drive away

Alternatively there is a bus stop two minutes away from the villa

Note: local taxi numbers and local car hire details are available in the welcome file.


Villa dos Sonhos is a 30 - 40 minute drive from Faro International airport.

Private pick up for up to four guests or Minibuses that seat eight can be arranged for larger parties.

It is not essential to have a car, as there is a bus stop within a short walking distance and taxis are cheap and reliable .

If you do wish to hire a car we recommend searching through sky scanner or travel supermarket. It is much cheaper to pick up and drop of at the airport, than hiring a car once at the Villa. We have found that some local firms charge as much per day, as it costs to hire a car for a week from the airport. Don't worry if you don't know the way from the airport, it's easy and we will be happy to give you directions.


Many people think you need to go to the Canary Islands for winter sun, but temperatures are mild in the winter months and even in January, the coldest month of the year, Faro has an average maximum temperature of 16 degrees.

We have just been for New Year and day time temperature's averaged around 20 degrees!

In the summer, temperatures are generally hot, with a mean maximum temperature of 30°C at Faro during July.

*Check in and out details*

Check in and out times are as flexible as possible, if there are no back to back bookings.

Check in times at busy periods are 4.00pm, although cases can be left at the Villa, so you are free to explore the area or relax at Scoobys bar (two minutes drive)

At busy times we may have to restrict changeover days and check out time will be 11.00am.

For late departures we have made arrangements with Scoobys bar,. where there is a pool, bar, restaurant and shower facilities. We can arrange for you to be picked up and taken there – please request when booking.

PLEASE NOTE the booking deposit is not refunded if you later cancel. We strongly recommend you take out holiday insurance the includes cancellation insurance.

More Details
Registration Number : 9830/AL


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Patroves, Portugal

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Toilet and hand basin in Bar
  • There are 4 bathrooms, 2 on each floor next to the bedrooms. The 5th bathroom is in the bar.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 8 - 2 single bed , Room for a frame bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed , Room for A frame or sofa bed. Small balcony.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed , Room for single sofa bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 cot , Largest bedroom also room for sofa bed or A frame Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 22- 8 Bedrooms, 4 on each floor. Notes on bedrooms: There are 4 air conditioned bedrooms on each floor (3 doubles & 5 twin rooms) there is room for a camp bed/cot in each room. Also 2 double Sofa beds in Living Room.
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The Villa is very spacious and in its own private grounds, which are walled and gated, so very secure. It is suitable for those that wish to spend a lot of time at the Villa or as a base for those that wish to explore the Algarve. As there are 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a living room on each floor, it is ideal for 2 families sharing. Outside: The Villa has plenty of outside space, with parking for several vehicles. There is an outdoor built in BBQ with food preparation area, surrounded by a very large patio area providing ample alfresco dining. There is a large kidney shaped pool with lawned area. There are several palm trees and a few fruit trees, making this a very relaxing and exotic location. If you fancy a BBQ party or just chilling out sunbathing round the pool, this Villa delivers in style. Utility Room: There is a separate utility room which houses the large fridge freezer and provides additional storage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are provided. For bookings of at least 7 days there will be a mid week towel change. There is an additional maid service midweek, on request, at extra cost of €15 per hour, depending on your requirements. Other: One of the upstairs bedrooms has its own private balcony and off the large landing there is a huge balcony providing additional alfresco dining in addition to the BBQ area. There is also a double garage. converted in to a bar.


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Stunning 8 bed villa, very private with own pool and private bar, Albuferia.
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Great place, great location; definitely recommend!

  • 5 of 5

We came across Villa dos Sonhos when looking for a house big enough to accommodate our family and friends. This place is great for a big group.

One of the best features is the set up of the house. The bedrooms are separate from the common areas, so it was so easy for people to go to sleep and wake up at separate times without disturbing each other. This allowed our group to really enjoy ourselves whether it was staying up late or getting up early to go see the sunrise at the beach.

The villa is at the same time in a private area but also close to local businesses. The supermarket is around the corner and it couldn't be more convenient. There are also nearby restaurants and cafes. We walked to a local curry place (Curry Club) and had a very nice meal. Guia is also close enough that we were able to go to Teodozio and pick up amazing grilled chicken dinner for the group.

There are many local beaches that you can walk to or you can catch a ride and go to the nearby larger beaches like Albufeira or Gale.

It was an overall good experience. Ray and Di were wonderful to work with. They made themselves available whenever needed and they are extremely nice. The deposit was refunded promptly and with ease.

We definitely recommend this property to those looking for a place to stay in the Algarve.

Adam & Isa

  • Review Submitted: 17/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Isa Thanks so so much for the lovely review. We are really happy you all enjoyed your stay with us. Remember returning guests get a 10% discount on any of our 3 properties in Albufeira. So hopefully you will visit again soon.
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What it says on the tin!

  • 5 of 5

The villa and its facilities are exactly as described.Our party of 15 had a great holiday there.

Ray and Di are brilliant owners who reply positively and quickly to any requests and go out of their way to make sure guests enjoy their stay there.

  • Review Submitted: 11/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jeff Thanks so much for those great words. We're really happy you enjoyed your stay. You were great guests! Remember if you return to any of our 3 properties you will get a 10% discount... As will any of your party. Hopefully you will visit Portugal again soon...
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Fantastic large property with all you need for a great getaway.

  • 4 of 5

There were 16 of us, three generations, and we found the villa suited all our needs. The bedrooms are in a quiet corridor area both upstairs and downstairs so you can close the door to the sleeping quarters and there were 4 bathrooms and one downstairs toilet too. The "bar" area is fantastic and the bbq we used on many occasions. The pool was just right for us and the local shop and restaurants were fantastic, no need to go into Albufeira unless you wanted to. We used Spikes Transfers as our local chauffeurs and they took us wherever we wanted to go, at a price of course, but very reasonable costs. Local Gala beach was lovely and much smaller than Albufeira but just right for a quiet at the beach with bars and restaurants. Really enjoyed it, and Di and Ray the owners were very supportive and helpful and Perry the onsite contact was available when needed. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 31/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Clarita for those lovely words. Really happy you all enjoyed it and had a good time. Like you say there is a lot of choice within walking distance if you don't want to go to the Old Town etc. Remember returning guests get a 10% discount at any of our 3 properties so hopefully you will come again to Albufeira 😎
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  • 5 of 5

Couldn’t recommend this villa more! The location is fab! The local shop is a 2min walk away which stocks everything (including cheap booze), and there is a restaurant just next door which took all 19 of us for dinner with only an hours notice. Di was wonderful and organised all our transfers. On the first evening the pool was a little dirty as it had been windy through the day – Di even offered to come and clean it herself to ensure it didn’t spoil our trip. We had a wonderful time and would return in a heartbeat ❤️✈️

  • Review Submitted: 10/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Joanne for those lovely words. Me & Ray are both really happy you enjoyed your time at the villa. It seems like you loved it there, nearly as much as we do haha... As we were in Portugal the same time as you, would have been happy to have cleaned the pool for you 😎 But you being a brilliant guest, sorted it yourself... Hopefully you will Holiday in Portugal again. Remember returning guests get 10% discount at any of our properties.
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Hen Party of 11 - couldn't have been more perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here this weekend just gone and from the start to the finish its been amazing.

The owner Di has been more than accommodating and couldn't do enough. Any questions I had were answered on the same day. She arranged for food and drink to be there even though the supermarket is 2 mins walk away. The villa is simply stunning (just as it looks in the pictures if not better!) – the location, cleanliness, facilities were all fantastic and all you needed.

The new town and old town are less than 10 minutes away by cab. Di sorted all of our transfers out with a company called Spikes who were 5* and we actually used them as our taxi's when we went out - they were there whenever we needed them at all hours....

For any holiday, stag hen or family I couldn't recommend this villa enough we are all certainly planning on returning soon!

Thank you Di you have been brilliant!


  • Review Submitted: 23/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rosie, thanks so much for that fantastic review. Me & Ray really appreciate such positive feedback 😊 We're really happy you had a great time and you have been a joy to deal with... We would be more than happy to have you and your friends back any time! And don't forget returning guests get 10% discount on any of our 3 properties 😎
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Stag party

  • 5 of 5

John F

20 males stayed in this villa and it was perfect. Booking was simple and the owners helped arrange transfers. The same transfer company acted as taxis at any time of day. Sipee market is just up the road which has everything you need. Nice modern fully equipped kitchen, air con bedrooms and plenty of bathrooms and toilets. We had a great time and all of our party would highly recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: 01/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John for this great review. Really happy you enjoyed your stay. Hope all your party have fully recovered now haha... You're all welcome back to any of our properties with a 10% discount... Also enquire about our special off-peak deals 🤑
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Property Manager

Di Collins or Ray Garnett.
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2018

About Di Collins or Ray Garnett.

We are a friendly sociable couple who fell in love with Albufria, especially the old town square and surrounding area, with it's many bars and restaurants. We have adult children and a Grand child so we fully understand the needs of all age groups.

Di Collins or Ray Garnett. purchased this villa in 2014

Why Di Collins or Ray Garnett. chose Patroves

We bought our Villa as our holiday home and our second home when we retire, in the meantime we wish to share it with others and hope and are sure they will get the same enjoyment from it as we do.

We especially love the country walks and the tranquillity but also the fact it is only a short inexpensive taxi ride in to the hussle and bussle of the marina and old town.

We live and work in a village in West Yorkshire but are not far from Leeds and Huddersfield so we are very fortunate that we can enjoy country or city life in either of our homes.

What makes this villa unique

It's Perfect location, in the country side but easy access to all local amenities. The Villa is on the flat making walks or bike rides not too taxing.

For those on a limited budget the bus stops are a short walk away.

It is possible to walk to the Mariana or beach but both take about 30 minutes.

Guestbook comments from the manager

thank you for all your help. you have made it so much easier for use to book our holiday as this is the first time we have ever done this. we have always gone all inclusive when going abroad and wanted something different. so thank you very much for all your help. Elaine.
Sep 2014
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Nearest Airport
42 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Albufeira Marina
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

There are several other activities that you can take part in including, canoe trips inland of Alvor's estuary, forest path walks near Monchique, downhill biking from the Algarve's highest peak of Foia to the coast, cross country mountain biking and pedal kayaking.

The Algarve has many intriguing sites to visit that highlight the ancient past of the area. Alcalar in Portimao is a site with Neolithic and Chalcolithic graves and stone constructions that are the remains of ancient settlements. Also Milreu near Faro is another ancient site and the location of the remains of a luxurious Roman villa with mosaics still existing, along with baths, a temple and 2 mausoleums and is considered a national monument of Portugal.

There are several churches of interest throughout the Algarve, including Luz de Tavira, an impressive renaissance style church with beautiful stone carvings and decoration, and Santa Bárbara de Nexe, a 15th century church, considered to be one of the most beautiful


There are no less than 7 beautiful sandy beaches within easy reach. The nearest is a short drive away, but can be walked in about 20 minutes.

The Algarve is famous for some of Europe's best and cleanest sandy beaches, picturesque rocky coves and year round sunshine, the Algarve has quite rightly become a Mecca for tourists looking for some sun.

A lively nightlife, café culture and family orientated attractions make this the perfect destination what ever you're after.


The Algarve is serviced by Faro international airport which is a 30 minutes drive away. We can arrange a private pick up for up to four guests for €35.00 each way. Mini buses that seat 8, for €90 return, can be arranged for larger parties.

It is not essential to have a car as there is a bus stop within a short walking distance and taxis are cheap and reliable.( €7.00 to Albuferia Old Town )


Nearest bars, restaurant and supermarket is 2 minutes walk away, there are several other bars, (some with live music) and restaurants within 10 to 20 mins walk. The nearest beach is 20 mins walk.

Albuferia Marina and Old Town, 5 mins drive and a further few minutes to the Strip. €5.00 in taxi to Marina.

The Algarve shopping centre with Cinema, Makro and Iceland, to name a few is €12.00 in a taxi.

Further Details:

The supermarket at the bottom of the lane (2 minutes walk) is very well stocked and reasonably priced. There is a cafe and cash machine on site. Next door is a bar and restaurant. Across the road is another small bar and coffee shop which sells delicious pastries to be enjoyed alfresco style. There is an Aldi and Lidl about 10 mins drive away.

The Castelo de Silves is an imposing fortress and one of the best preserved castles in the Algarve. The castle along with the cathedral next to it feature stunning Gothic architecture and are the most prominent buildings in Silves. The remains of defensive walls and towers can still be seen along with ancient tombs in the cathedral.

The Historic Quarter of Faro has several places of interest and is excellent for shopping along with the Market Hall in Loulé which hosts a gypsy market every Saturday.

Alte is one of the most typical and picturesque villages in the Algarve giving a real insight into traditional life in the area. There are narrow winding streets, small shops and a fishing port to explore as you witness a day in the life of the Portuguese.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Patroves, Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter (Ex School holidays)
1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add AU$30 per night, per additional guest
Spring (ex School Holidays)
1 Mar 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add AU$67 per night, per additional guest
1 Jul 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add AU$67 per night, per additional guest
Autumn (ex schoolholidays)
16 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add AU$67 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add AU$67 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$3,567.95
Tax Rate 6.0%

Booking Notes:
A 25% none refundable deposit is required to secure your booking, with the balance payable 6 weeks before arrival. Bookings made within six weeks of arrival must be paid for in full. The refundable security deposit must be lodged at least 48 hours before your arrival.

A refundable security deposit of £2000 is payable by bank transfer prior to arrival.In the unlikely event of any damage or breakages it is only the cost of repair or replacement that is deducted. If the damage exceeds the security deposit by booking you are accepting that you will pay any additional costs. Deposits will be returned after satisfactory inspection, usually within 48 hours of your departure by bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
We try to be as flexible as possible, but at busy times we may have to restrict changeover days. Check in will be 4:00pm & checkout 11:00am. Cases can be left at Villa & for late departures you can be picked up & taken to Scoobys to use their facilities.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the Villa with up to 16 people sharing. An additional charge for each guest up to the maximum of 22 is made.Smaller parties are welcome, please contact us for individual prices if you can restrict use to 4 bedrooms.

Don't forget to book early in school holidays as demand is very high. £300 Supplement except Summer.

Electric Poll heater available at supplement of £100 per week or part thereof.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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