Villa between Almancil and Vale do Lobo, Algarve - Sharing an Enormous Pool, Tennis Court, Large Garden - Secluded Location surrounded by orange groves
Lynn and Simon Dyson
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About Lynn and Simon Dyson
Villas Jardim are owned Simon & Lynn Dyson who live in Wimbledon. We spent many years on European holidays with our children and finally discovered Portugal when our children were just becoming teenagers. Originally we rented these villas for family holidays for 6 years in the mid-1990s with other families before finally deciding to buy them in late 1999. We then spent a considerable sum renovating the villas but we wanted to keep them as "holiday villas" rather than doing anything over the top! We still spend many weeks each year at the villas with and without our (now grown up) children and grandchildren!
Lynn and Simon Dyson purchased this Villa in 1999
Why Lynn and Simon Dyson chose Figueiral
The villas are quite unique - they were originally built as part of a planned three-villa complex with a very large swimming pool and tennis court. They are copies of the original villas built at Quinta Do Lago in the 1970s. The third villa was never built and the complex never materialised. We first rented the villas when we needed space for two families plus our friends - and we wanted a tennis court as well as a swimming pool. We loved the location - between Almancil and Val do Lobo - and as we are not part of a golf complex it means that we have a great deal of space. Being only 20 mins from Faro airport and 10 mins from all the local golf facilities at Val do Lobo, Quinta Do Lago and Vila Sol is also a huge bonus.
What makes this Villa unique
The benefits of the villas are obvious - especially for a large group (there are beds for 18): External space: two acres of garden Pool size: 15m x 8m - a huge private pool which could not be built today because of EU size regulations Two villas (each with 4 bedrooms): allows for many combinations (we generally put the kids in one villa and the adults in the other!) External Dining area: we have invested in some splendid large marble-topped tables - seating 18 for dinner is not a problem! Not overlooked: apart from one neighbouring villa, we are surrounded by orange groves - so making a noise over dinner is never a problem and the views of the evening skies in the West are to die for!! We are only 10 mins from the Apolonia - the best privately owned supermarket.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Party of 18
18 of us stayed at the villas. The property was perfect for our party. The swimming pool was exceptional and the villas were spacious and well equipped. We had a great holiday!
Thanks you so much for your review Sue and we are so happy that you all had a great time.
Couldn't have asked for more from these Villas !
We had an absolutely fantastic time we all had in this property and we couldn’t have asked for anymore form the set up and location and my in laws were so made up, and as you say, the villas are perfect for 3 generations !!
We were travelling as a family of 15 to celebrate a Golden Wedding Anniversary and the villas were great for all of us. The youngest in the group being 9 and the eldest grandchild 25, and we found the space inside and outside the villas, including the HUGE swimming pool and tennis court kept everyone entertained !
We had a few evenings in with food delivered and loved the nearby restaurants in walking distance, visiting Wild Chicken, and amazing meal and Vinho and Tapas, 2 visits to Retiro de Idios at the end on the pathway which was superb and 2 fantastic meals at Mr Freddies, probably the favourite of everyone !
Even though the villas aren't in a resort, we found the restaurants much closer than at first though, and 4 euros in an Uber taxi to nearby supermarkets (Aldi, Pingo Dolce and Alponia) was no problem.
We even got taxis to Vale de Lobo and Vialmoura for evenings out, so car hire isn't essential as everything is not too far.
As recommended by the Villa owner, we used a company called 'Fine Dining in Style' ( a stones throw away) for 15 of us to celebrate the Golden Wedding Anniversary we were there for and we couldn't have asked for more from them, doing everything possible to make the occasion at the villa memorable and serving the finest food we had all holiday and that took some beating !
Would highly recommend and would love to return to these villas again !
Thank you Sally for those lovely words about our villas. We were delighted that you and your family had such a wonderful stay. We just know, through our own experience, how well the villas work for large family groups. Hope to see you back some day.
idealic family holiday
We had a very enjoyable stay with the local town very close by but the villa very peaceful and secluded. There were 2 very nice restaurants with in walking distance one inside the garden centre and another Italian. The property was beautifully maintained and definitely to be highly recommended. the property was well equipped and definitely suitable for families with all ages of children.
Amazing family holiday at Villas Jardim
Our extended family of 15 had an amazing holiday in Villas Jardim. The villas are perfect for families and the spacious grounds, fantastic swimming pool and other amenities all contributed to our enjoyment. It is ideally located close to all amenities but is so peaceful that it feels like being out in the countryside. We highly recommend these villas.
Perfect for our tennis group!
Our group (10 to 15 of us) have been staying here for almost 20 years. It's position is ideal for our tennis holidays, situated close to the various tennis centres. The villas have been extensively upgraded by the present owners and are now extremely comfortable, where we all feel at home. The pool is superb and the large garden allows us all to spread out and enjoy quiet space. We can even do our "homework" on the tennis court!
Perfect for a holiday with friends and kids!
e spent a fortnight in the villas this June with 3 other families all of which had small babes (0-3yrs). The villas and the grounds could not have been more perfect for us. It was so wonderful not having to say 'no' all day long! The kids could just wander free, run and play without us having to worry, and we could just sit and relax ! And that pool, wow! The location of the villas is also perfect, far enough away from the bustle and noise of Vale do Lobo but only a 5 minute drive to get back there for a day at the beach. We all had such a carefree relaxed holiday that we will definitely be booking it up for next year. Thank you!
15 mins to the local coastal beaches ands beach bars and restaurants.
Faro airport is 20 minutes away. Car hire is recommended. Uber works really well and much cheaper than UK. Algar Taxis are our preferred local taxi company and have child seats.
Almancil 3 km, Vale do Lobo and Quinta de Lago 3km.
There are numerous restaurants within easy walking distance, and the celebrated Apolonia Supermarket 5 minutes away by car. Golf courses, beaches, horse riding, waterslide parks, old Portuguese villages with their daily and weekly markets are all within easy reach.