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Guia (Albufeira): Stylish villa with infinity pool and breathtaking views

28 reviews
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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
2 nights minimum
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Set in the exclusive “Quinta dos Barrancos”, this charming villa offers calm and space while being in close proximity of beaches and other activities. The unique villa was built under architecture, and its high ceilings offer timeless character - and natural coolness in summer. The lush and spacious exteriors offer full privacy and comprise a thatched patio, perfect for outdoor dining, which corresponds harmoniously with the terrace and garden. Directly adjacent is a large private infinity swimming pool, which south-facing position guarantees full-day sunshine, ideal for sunbathing. Set on a slight elevation, the villa's exteriors offer a breathtaking 180° view of the surroundings and the valley to the sea. The panoramic terrace is a unique feature and really sets the villa apart; it all...Set in the exclusive “Quinta dos Barrancos”, this charming villa offers calm and space while being in close proximity of beaches and other activities. The unique villa was built under architecture, and its high ceilings offer timeless character - and natural coolness in summer. The lush and spacious exteriors offer full privacy and comprise a thatched patio, perfect for outdoor dining, which corresponds harmoniously with the terrace and garden. Directly adjacent is a large private infinity swimming pool, which south-facing position guarantees full-day sunshine, ideal for sunbathing. Set on a slight elevation, the villa's exteriors offer a breathtaking 180° view of the surroundings and the valley to the sea. The panoramic terrace is a unique feature and really sets the villa apart; it allows you to relax and enjoy a drink while watching the beautiful sunsets. The villa has spacious sitting and dining rooms, and has 3 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, all tastefully decorated with a local touch. The modern kitchen is fully equipped (dishwasher, microwave, large American fridge). A separate study provides extra tranquility if desired. The Quinta dos Barrancos is surrounded by vineyards, partly belonging to Sir Cliff Richard's adjacent villa, and at walking distance of the village of Guia (10 min). This pleasant and traditional Portuguese village is reputed for its restaurants and draws locals from all over the region. There are also bars, banks, a chemist, a post office, local market, bakery and mini market. Just outside the village (2,7km) you will find the Zoo Marine wildlife and water park, ideal for children. Also close (3km) is the Algarve Shopping Centre, the largest of the Algarve, with many international brands, a cinema, bowling, food court and large supermarkets. The Algarve's beaches, ranked among the best in the world, are close by. The famous Galè beach is at only 4km and its fine golden sand stretches for several kilometers. Several smaller and more secluded beaches, so typical of the Algarve (Praias do Lourenço, Castelo, Evaristo) are even closer (a 10 min. drive) and allow you to change settings every day. The beaches are clean, safe and well preserved, and most have a cozy bar or restaurant. The villa is also perfectly situated for golf lovers. The Algarve has countless golf courses and some are among the best in Europe. The Golf dos Salgados is within 5km of the villa and is reputed for its soft dunes and nature reserve. For shopping and nightlife the town of Albufeira is at close range, about 15 min. by car or taxi. A favorite holiday destination of many Europeans, it offers a very wide range of shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Albufeira's Old Town has maintained a notable charm, and strolling the pedestrian streets and beachfront walks is a pleasant experience.More
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Zee V
Languages spoken:German, English, French, Dutch
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2013
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Reviewed January 8, 2019

We can highly recommend this villa. It is modern but tastefully decorated with many Portuguese details. The house is functional, with a well-equipped kitchen and modern bathrooms (good showers). The outdoor area is fabulous and the view as spectacular as promised. The villa is located...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Curiosity554470
Reviewed January 3, 2019

Our second year at this villa, and again we were over the moon with our stay. The other reviews have covered the details, so I won't duplicate these again. My family and I are very much looking forward to return in 2019.

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Peter R
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

We stayed in Casa da Encosta for one week in the end of September. It was 4 of us, two couples. The villa includes 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, which worked very well for us. Check-in and check-out was easy; we actually didn’t see anyone,...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Culture498309, VR Owner at Guia (Albufeira): Stylish villa with infinity pool and breathtaking views, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

While the Algarve can indeed feel as paradise, unfortunately it is not immune for life’s discomforts like the one you experienced. We therefore always recommend travelers, including our guests, to take the minimum precautions such as putting valuables in the provided safe. As co-victims we...More

Reviewed September 24, 2018

The location of this villa is splendid - peaceful, with wonderful views. Villa itself very well equipped, most attractive interior décor, lovely pool and gardens. We were a party of 4 adults and one toddler - did have to keep an eye on the toddler...More

Date of stay: September 2018
1  Thank Eagle301
Reviewed August 9, 2018

As per previous, the villa works well in terms layout providing isolation from others as far as the bedrooms go, all 3 having en-suite bathrooms, though only 2 have air conditioning. Kitchen well equipped and bbq located close to table outside, so not isolated from...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Andy_P_10
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Hairdryer
Water Park Nearby
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Central Heating
Water Views
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Good Nightlife
Microwave
Balcony
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
The Quinta dos Barrancos is surrounded by vineyards, partly belonging to Sir Cliff Richard's adjacent villa, and at walking distance of the village of Guia (400m). This pleasant and traditional Portuguese village is reputed for its restaurants and draws Portuguese from all over the region. There are also bars, banks, a chemist, a post office, local market, bakery and mini market. Just outside the village you will find the Zoo Marine wildlife and water park, ideal for children, and the Algarve Shopping Centre, the largest of the Algarve, with many international brands, a cinema, bowling, food court and large supermarkets.
Getting around
- A car is recommended to take full advantage of the many things the area has to offer. - There is a bus stop just outside the estate. - Taxis are available in the village. - We can make recommendations for airport shuttles.
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