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Villa near Almancil & Vale do Lobo - Enormous Pool, Tennis Court, Large Garden
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 18
Minimum age of primary renter:
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.
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About Lynn and Simon Dyson
Villas Jardim are owned by the Dyson family. 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 Escanxinhas
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 and agricultural land - 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.