House F, Fonte Santa Village, Quarteira, Portugal (al 37251/al)
Beach villa with 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, shared pool and golf nearby in Fonte Santa, Algarve
From £799 per week
Villa to rent in Fonte Santa, Algarve
A luxurious 4 bed, 3 bathroom Townhouse, near Vilamoura & Quarteira. Fully fitted Kitchen, games room, communal gardens & swimming pools. Close to beach. Sleeps 8 but another villa available if reqd.
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Villa overview - owner's description
A luxurious townhouse located within Fonte Santa Village. The house is one of only 12 townhouses. The house has 4 large bedrooms (2 with en-suite, 2 bedrooms downstairs), large open plan living room with dining area, fully fitted kitchen, library, games room, private garage, front garden, back garden with brick BBQ, that backs onto secure communal landscaped gardens with an outdoor swimming pool and a children’s pool. Close to the beach and many international restaurants and Vilamoura's nightlife.
Fonte Santa Village is conveniently located between Quarteira, Almancil and Vilamoura with close proximity to Vila Sol (5mins), Vale do Lobo (15mins) and Quinta do Lago (15mins) which all have a full range of leisure facilities including golf courses, beaches, horse riding, tennis and much more. All of these leisure facilities are within easy reach as are the many bars and international restaurants. There are many bars and restaurants within easy reach (5 mins), offering a wide selection of food ranging from Portuguese, Indian, Chinese, Swiss and several Michelin star restaurants. There is now a Lidl supermarket opposite the house for all your shopping needs.
The townhouse is furnished and decorated to the highest contemporary design standard and has the following facilities:
• 42inch Plasma TV, DVD, Sky Satellite receiver for basic English speaking channels but not BBC/ITV/Ch4/Ch5 or Sky paid channels.
• Aircon in every bedroom room with heating capability
• 1 bedroom with a double bed and 3 bedrooms with twin single beds that zip together to form doubles
• Sofa bed in Lounge if necessary (making maximum people 10)
• Italian luxury fully fitted kitchen
• Wood Floors in all Bedrooms
• Home Safe fitted for security of valueables
• Games room in basement, with pool table and table tennis
• Library of books and magazines in mezzanine library area
• Electric Window Shutters with central control
• Central Vacuum System
• Alarm System, Smoke and Flood detection. Video surveillance entry system
Further details of the exterior:
• Large communal pool with small child pool and secure landscaped gardens
• Secure underground parking in basement for 3 cars.
• Large private sun terrace in back garden with sun loungers and outdoor dining table and chairs for 8 people.
• Patio with brick built barbeque.
• 2 Large Solariums/Roof Terraces.
Fonte Santa Village, Quarteira and Vilamoura Areas
The Algarve region is located on the south coast of Portugal. It has all year round great weather, with the hottest months being June to September, it has been a popular holiday destination for many years. There are great golden sandy beaches many with water sports centres and seaside bars and restaurants. The Algarve also boasts some of the best golf courses in Europe.
FONTE SANTA VILLAGE is between Vilamoura & Almancil and on the outskirts of Quarteira. Its set in a rural area, close to beaches and with everything within easy reach. It is excellent for sun, sea, sand, fishing, water sports, golf, horse riding, walking, and sightseeing. It is very close to some of the best golf courses in Europe. Fonte Santa boasts a natural spring which is said to have healing qualities.
QUARTEIRA is one of the Algarves top resorts with clean safe bathing and long, sandy beaches running uninterrupted to Faro. Very popular with holidaymakers during summer and close to international standard golf courses. With the beach, the main attraction is a long promenade (Algarves longest), bordered by palms and flowering hibiscus. In the evening, it is filled with an endless stream of families and couples inspecting restaurant menus (all feature freshly-caught fish direct from the local market, one of the best in the Algarve). Besides its 13th-century parish church, the Gypsy market (Weds.) is a major attraction. Restaurants/Bars are close to hand & there is a regular tourist land train that runs to Vilamoura.
VILAMOURA (an area rather than an actual town) is one of the largest single tourist complexes in Europe and covers some 2,000 hectares. Vilamoura has most forms of sport/entertainment, and a long sandy beach. Amongst the many attractions/facilities there are 5 different Golf Courses, a large Marina, a Lawn Bowling Club, a Tennis Centre, a Sports Club, a Shooting Club, Nightclubs, an International Casino, a Cinema, a private Airstrip and an excellent Riding School. There is a Roman Site & Museum giving a glimpse of the past. There are many different tourist activities available e.g. ballooning, bird watching, boat trips, coach trips, or excursions in a Safari Jeep to explore the local countryside. You can book great excursions from Vilamoura Marina. You can even book a wine tasting tour of Cliff Richards’s vineyard. There are many local and international restaurants, serving a variety of dishes ranging from the local peri peri chicken to Indian, Chinese and Italian specialties. The night-life offers a selection of bars, clubs and a superb international dinner with floor show at the Casino.
GOLF: The Algarve is a golfers paradise boasting 25+ championship courses. Vila Sol is 5 mins away. 12 courses are within 10km distance & the 5 Vilamoura courses (Pinhal, Laguna, Old Course, Millennium & Victoria) are a 5/10 min drive, as are those at Val do Lobo & Quinta do Lago.
DISTANCES from the house: Quarteira 2km, Vilamoura 2km, Loule 7km, Almancil 5km, Faro Airport 20km. Quarteira beach 2km, Trafal beach 2km, 6 restaurants within 1km, Aqua Show water park 1km, 12 Golf courses within 10km
Faro airport is approximately 2h 30min flying time from the UK (Luton, Stansted, Gatwick or Heathrow) and easily accessible from most European destinations. Most of the budget airlines (EasyJet, Monarch, etc) fly to Faro all year round.
Similarly regular flights are available from Manchester, Bristol & Glasgow and many other European Airports.
Car hire is recommended and driving conditions are good in the Algarve.
The major car hire (EuroCar, Hertz, Avis, Budget, etc) companies have offices at Faro Airport opposite the Arrivals gate.
Please note that UBER is now in the Algarve and makes getting around easier, simpler and cheaper. It may work out cheaper than hiring a car and driving.
There is a bus stop 100mtrs from the House and services run between Faro & Albufeira stopping at such destinations as Almancil, Quarteira & Vilamoura.
The House is managed by a Property Management company based in Almancil about 10 minutes from the house. They will prepare the house including meeting and greeting you with the House keys. They also provide a wide variety of services to ensure you have an enjoyable holiday. These services include car hire, boat hire, bike hire, airport transfers, cot and high chair hire, a fridge filling service, arrange trips, book golf courses and are your main contact for advice and assistance during your stay in Portugal.
Please note that
1). Cleaning & linen/towel changes is once mid-week and on departure.
2). Beach/swimming towels not provided.
3). Instruction/information folder is provided at the house.
4). Welcome pack provided on Arrival.
WEATHER: +3,000hrs/yr sun (more than Costa Brava, California, French Riviera). Abundant flowers/vegetation, & sub tropical climate. April/May the countryside is green & lush with wild flowers, however, to see almond trees in blossom (known as Arabian snow), you should visit in January/February. Winter is one of the sunniest spots in Europe. Sea breezes are deceptive (masking fierce sun), dont forget skin protection, especially in summer, when temps can hit +90sF.
Rental licence or registration number: 37251/AL
This villa has 13 verified reviews.
13 out of 13 people recommend staying here
Had stayed at this villa once already and decided to book it this summer again. It is a fabulous house with many beaches near by. Villa was clean on arrival. Would definitely recommend this villa.
3rd time staying at this wonderful property. Cannot fault it in any way. Lidl shop is right across the road for provisions and it is also close to marufo 1 and 2 (famous chicken and chips), gypsy market on Wednesdays and of course aquashow only down the road. Approx 25 min walk to beaches however ubers are cheap and plentiful. Uber to vilamoura marina for 6 people approx 10 eurs or approx 5 euros to nearest beach. Beautiful swimming pool out the back is never busy and pool table in basement also is a great bonus.
We stayed here in middle of June 2019.
Villa is superb - the outside especially is immaculate with AstroTurf lawn, 6 sunbeds and dining table that sits 8 and a brick BBQ. The shared pool - well we never saw anyone else use it or the well maintained surrounding grounds so it might as well be private !
The games room in the basement was a great bonus - evening games of pool and table tennis after a BBQ cooked and eaten the garden made a nice change from the trip to Villamoura.
The management company and owner were excellent to deal with, we checked in late on a Sunday and had a late check out so they arranged for key to be left in lockbox at the gate without any problems.
It is a bit of a trek to Quarteira and Villamoura (at least 30 mins walk along busy road - or bit longer via dirt road and along the beach) but UBER is available and only 7 EURO each way so we didn't bother with a hire car (the management company can arrange one to be delivered we just decided not to)- and LIDL is literally across the road.
There is lovely restaurant 200 yards away (Marufo) which is excellent value - otherwise its a taxi to Quarteira or Villamoura - but this isnt a problem !
Loved every minute of our stay - and would definitely look to stay here again if we are visiting Villamoura.
Thanks for a great holiday.
Met on arrival by Luisa from Portugal Property Services, who also arranged transport to and from the airport, which is only 30 minutes away.
Villa is in a great location - a Lidl is very close plus three very good restaurants, serving local food. Very quiet and peaceful, with a communal pool that was virtually our own. Sunbeds were very comfortable and the 'lawn' was synthetic, which was great. The beach, which is fabulous, was 30 minutes walk on quiet roads, with views of the many birds on the lagoon. Quarteira was also 30 minutes walk away via the main road and has a lovely promenade and is very clean, with a good selection of bars and restaurants and not as commercial as nearby Villamoura. Hope to go back next year if we can fit it in to our schedule.
We stayed in the villa for 8 nights in September and enjoyed our holiday there. The house is very large, modern and clean. The owner communicated with us a few times before our stay and when we arrived we dealt with a local property management company to get keys to the building. It was very easy booking. Also, the website provided has lots of information on the area such as restaurants, transport etc. There's several brochures in the house on the area and activities to do. We didnt hire a car but i would recommend that to stay in the house you might find it more comfortable with a car as although there's a bus stop around the corner, the buses are not very regular. The garden has a lovely seating area with bbq which we used many times. The Lidl supermarket is just across the road from the house. When we arrived there it was a nice surprise to see that there was some basic groceries milk, cereal, juice, tea coffee there for us. The gamesroom with pool table and table tennis are fantastic. The large pool was very clean and surprisingly deep. The deepest was over 8foot. We had it to ourselves a lot of the time as although there were people in the other 10 or so houses, not many people were using it at the same time. Also, there's a gypsy market in Quarteira on Wednesdays and it's just around the corner from the house. There's a large waterpark within 5minutes drive too. The only negatives are there's no wifi and the airconditioning is in the bedrooms only with none in the living room areas.
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Outside this villa in Fonte Santa, AlgarveThis villa is in a village and in a quiet area near the beach. It has a shared pool, a balcony, a barbecue, a garage and outside lighting. Car hire is recommended as the villa is less than a 15 minute walk to at least a couple of shops, bars and restaurants; however parking is available if required.
Prices and availability
Updated 7 November 2019
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- 15 November 2019 - 31 October 2022: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
4 bedrooms, Sleeps 8:
- 1 double bed and en suite
- 2 single beds
- 2 single beds
- 2 single beds
There is also 1 double sofa bed in Living Room
4 bathrooms including 1 en suite, 3 Separate WC's
CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, TV Languages in English, Local, Satellite / cable
Living area seats 8, Dining area seats 8, Air conditioning, Open fire, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire recommended
Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster
Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Garage, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden
Snooker / pool table, Table tennis
Children, Infants, Restricted mobility
The house is suitable for families with children and has baby equipment (cots, highchairs, monitors etc.) and baby sitting services are available from the English speaking property management company. The company can also help with local knowledge and also offers a number of other guest services such as car hire, Airport collection, boat hire, golf booking, fridge filler, etc. There is also a Lidl supermarket now directly oppersite the house for all your shopping needs.
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