Algarve holiday accommodation
Description of Algarve holiday accommodation
If you’re looking for Algarve holiday accommodation then this fabulous rural estate in the southwest of the region provides a charming year round option, close to the beach and just down the road from Lagos. The views from the hillside setting encapsulate the peace and tranquillity of a rural retreat in Portugal with almond, fig and olive groves complementing the herbs, fruit and vegetables grown within the grounds of the estate.
Authenticity in Algarve holiday accommodation can be hard to find but with freshly laid eggs, gently swaying hammocks and the luxury of an outdoor swimming pool, guests can rest assured that they’ve found the real deal that’s been lovingly restored with traditional character in mind.
Families will be in their total element as the swimming pool has a shallow section for kids as well as a water feature to add to the laid back and relaxed ambience. There’s plenty of outdoor space for children to run around and play with dogs, cats, chickens, ducks and even a horse. We encourage little ones to help out if they want to with egg collection and vegetable picking favourite activities for enthusiastic workers. The local beach is just 1.5kms away and ideally suited for families with young children and we have several beach toys that always come in handy. We also offer high chairs, cots, changing mat, baby bath and a stroller on request.
For colder evenings, the quinta also has a fabulous and spacious Finnish sauna, right next to the pool. Your hosts can also arrange massages on request.
The nearby beach, Meia Praia Bay, is under 2kms from this Algarve holiday accommodation and the traditional village of Odiáxere is also close by with daily markets, a rustic bakery and several places to eat and stock up on supplies to provide guests with everything that they could wish for.
Aside from the local amenities this Algarve holiday accommodation offers access to walking and hiking trails with the Serra de Monchique, the Ria Formosa nature reserve and the ancient Via Algarviana that links the west coast of Portugal with neighbouring Spain, all accessible to guests.
Strolling aside, you’ll find numerous other opportunities to make the most of the landscapes and the climate with surfing, mountain biking, sailing and fishing all readily available nearby as well as several untouched white sand coves from where to sunbathe whilst shielded from the wind.
Rooms, food and facilities
More information about this Algarve holiday accommodation:
The estate has two cottages, one loft apartment and two studio apartments with kitchenettes.
A garden setting, complete with an outdoor barbecue and traditional bread and pizza oven, connects the properties with gnarled olive trees, herbaceous borders and a vegetable plot adding to the stunning views of the surrounding area.
Algarve holiday accommodation one: Granja - sleeps two to three guests within one double bedroom and a living room. There’s also a large bathroom, fully-equipped kitchen and an outdoor cooking area with barbecue overlooking terraces and wonderful views.
Algarve holiday accommodation two: Vivenda - sleeps two to six guests in two bedrooms, a large living area with open fire, bathroom and separate kitchen. Outside you’ll find a private terrace and veranda with calming and peaceful views.
Algarve holiday accommodation three: the Loft Apartment - sleeps two to five guests within a wooden-floored bedroom and absolutely stunning lounge area. A large bathroom and traditionally designed kitchen complement the private entrance and opening kitchen doors which lead to the outdoor terrace and peaceful garden.
Algarve holiday accommodation four: the Chapel Suite - designed to sleep two guests within an open-plan bedroom and kitchenette with adjoining Moorish bathroom, that exudes romance, and large doors which open on to a small garden.
Algarve holiday accommodation five: the Chapel Room - same features as the Chapel Suite with additional front entrance that leads to a gallery before opening into the garden.
Further facilities from this Algarve holiday accommodation:
Organic veg baskets (just ask)
PYO fresh herbs
Free range eggs
Barbecues and outdoor pizza oven
Inner gardens, terraces, fruit and citrus groves
Outdoor lagoon pool with shallow end and mini-waterfall
Table tennis table
CD/DVD players (DVD library)
Open log fires and central heating
Pets are welcome outside of high season (just ask)
Dishwashers and washing machines or access to washing machine
Guest parking area
Wheelchair information: although we don’t want to discourage guest in wheelchairs, unfortunately the estate isn’t best suited to wheels although we will try our best to accommodate you wherever possible.
40 Reviews of Algarve holiday accommodation
Reviewed on 27 Jun 2023 by Lukas ZöchlingOne of the most beautiful stays we ever had. Read full review
Reviewed on 31 Aug 2022 by Lucy LyellWe had a wonderful week. It is a truly lovely time and we really enjoyed getting to know the local area, especially learning how to cook fish on the BBQ and eating pastel de nata from the local bakery. Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Jun 2022 by Kenneth WalshAn excellent holiday destination for a family. Inge is a very considerate host and the house is well-equipped. Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Oct 2020 by Sabira RakhimovaAmazing holiday for us and our children, lots of beautiful memories. Read full review
Reviewed on 02 Oct 2019 by Niall ShortmanThe most memorable part of the holiday was lying in the hammock and reading my book. Read full review
Reviewed on 29 Sep 2019 by Steve CraggThe most memorable part of the holiday was the tranquility and bird song. Read full review
Reviewed on 03 Jun 2019 by Sarah GriffinSwims in the pool listening to the birdsong and watching the trees move in the early morning breeze was memorable. Read full review
Reviewed on 31 May 2019 by Jamie PatersonLying in a hammock watching the moon rise was the most memorable moment ! Read full review
Reviewed on 22 May 2019 by Nicola BlackwellThe most memorable was to sit by the tranquil swimming pool, gradually taking in the views to distant hills framed by a colourful variety of trees, cacti, beautiful blossoms, oranges and lemons. Read full review
Reviewed on 18 May 2019 by Tom PoveyThe peace and quiet were memorable Read full review
Reviewed on 27 Apr 2019 by Katherine WilcoxCollecting oranges with the kids for fresh juice every morning was the most memorable part of our holiday. Read full review
Reviewed on 02 Apr 2019 by BLAKE LUDWIGInge was such a great hostess, the place is beautiful and lush with vegetation and character, we loved staying there. Read full review
Reviewed on 25 Feb 2019 by Maggie AyreThe most memorable part of the holiday was the wildlife and scenery... Wonderful. Read full review
Reviewed on 29 Jan 2019 by Tanya HayesThe children were almost speechless with delight when they first saw the pool and how close it was to our guesthouse. They also loved the pizza evening with our hosts... This was a perfect end to our travels through Portugal. Read full review
Reviewed on 09 Jan 2019 by Bart BakkerMost memorable was working on the land, pruning olive trees around the quinta, and meeting our hosts. Read full review
Reviewed on 02 Nov 2019 by Sarah HugoThe apartment is beautiful and we got to pick oranges and a pomegranate Read full review
Reviewed on 01 Nov 2019 by Liz gloverPerfect. Loved it. We stayed with our 4 almost adult children and had a lovely family holiday. Read full review
Reviewed on 31 Aug 2019 by Reegan ByrneAccommodation and setting were perfect. Really relaxed feel we had everything we needed with a short car ride into the village or Lagos. Read full review
Reviewed on 04 Jun 2018 by Jacqueline PreceyThe most memorable moments were the hosts holding a pizza party on Thursday evening, and the beautiful swimming pool. As a three generation family this holiday, couple in their 60s plus our daughter and her 5 year old granddaughter, it was perfect. Read full review
Reviewed on 14 Apr 2018 by Simon AdamsLovely location, central to the best parts of the Algarve but right out in a peaceful hide away. Excellent - happy to recommend. Read full review
Reviewed on 13 Apr 2018 by Donna LindenSpending time relaxing in and around the stunningly beautiful accommodation. There really was very little need to leave. We had the most amazing time in a simply beautiful location with stunning accommodation. Our hosts were incredibly friendly and helpful without being intrusive. I would recommend this holiday wholeheartedly and can't wait to return. Read full review
Reviewed on 13 Jun 2018 by Rachel GommeThe beautifully created and carefully looked-after space - room, garden and terraces - that sit harmoniously in a lovely environment, full of wild flowers. The welcome from hosts Inge and Theo, always ready to help with information, and all the attention to detail. Read full review
Reviewed on 15 Sep 2017 by Angie LeonardThe most memorable was the overall ambience of the quinta especially swimming in the unique pool surrounded by beautiful countryside. This could be a 'no shoes, no news ' holiday if you wanted to make it - but you' d miss out too. Read full review
Reviewed on 18 Jul 2017 by Lucy CoenThe place was totally beautiful and relaxing. The atmosphere was so tranquil. Read full review
Reviewed on 09 Jul 2017 by Jill HessinI really enjoyed watching the kids play with Lola the cat and improve their swimming in the pool. Read full review
Reviewed on 26 Jun 2017 by Vicky MollartThe highlight was seeing the design of the homestay, its buildings and gardens. To wake to birdsong was wonderful and after a hot day out to come back and have a cooling swim in the pool was heaven. The welcome and generosity of the hosts make this a very special place. Read full review
Reviewed on 02 Jun 2017 by Cathy FoxThe highlight was finding an amazing beach on the west coast and a gorgeous lake 15 minutes drive north of the accommodation. The bakery in the local village was another bonus- fab bread, cakes and quiche. Read full review
Reviewed on 23 Apr 2017 by Rosanna PyeSwimming in the lovely deep pool with our five year old daughter, with no one else around was the most memorable. Wonderful. Beautiful place and everyone working there was so friendly and helpful. Very relaxed but with a luxurious feel. Would recommend. Read full review
Reviewed on 12 Apr 2017 by Silvia RaviscioniThe most memorable part was the quiet and the peace, we stayed in april and we found a really quite place, with flowers fruit trees birds and sun, where you can take a break, breath and enjoy the nature and yourselves. Perfect for families but also for person alone which are seeking for some time to think and relax. Read full review
Reviewed on 08 Sep 2016 by Tasha KalisherFive star - we loved it! Read full review
Reviewed on 26 Aug 2016 by Andy SayersThe most exciting part of our holiday was seeing the property and our room for the first time. It was truly magical. Read full review
Reviewed on 08 Jun 2016 by Alison BattlesIt was wonderful from start to finish - a warm welcome, a beautiful house, lovely pool, fantastic views. It was a great holiday and we hope to return. Read full review
Reviewed on 25 Aug 2016 by Amelia WhiteWas an amazing place to stay. Gorgeous pool. Read full review
Reviewed on 05 Oct 2015 by Kerstin Lindley-JonesAllow yourself time to just hang-out at the quinta. It's so relaxing and there are plenty of places to sit/lie while reading yet another good book. A true possibility to stop life for a bit. Read full review
Reviewed on 26 Jul 2015 by Jayne RossWe spent 10 nights and it was all really great, friendly and helpful hosts and beautiful, clean accommodation. Read full review
Reviewed on 16 Jun 2015 by Patricia Brenchley100%. Exactly what we as a family of three generations, age range from almost 3 to 71, were looking for. The freedom to wander their land, pick oranges, lemons and apricots. The beautiful swimming pool with a natural rock surround which all three generations used every single day. The meals were superb and the service outstanding. Read full review
Reviewed on 01 Mar 2014 by Monika WolkersGreat place, great people!... also perfect place to be with kids! Read full review
Reviewed on 05 Sep 2014 by Tracey SmithWe had a lovely time!...The accommodation is faultless and very beautiful and the hosts are welcoming and friendly. Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Mar 2014 by Rachel TurnerThe most memorable part was the location - so tranquil and perfect hosts. Read full review
Reviewed on 17 Sep 2013 by Deborah Sigsgaard FruchterExcellent holiday that we all thoroughly enjoyed and would warmly recommend. Perfect for a relaxing family holiday. Also an ideal setting for visiting the Algarve. Read full review
PlanetThe south-west of Portugal has the most sun hours and the cleanest air in Europe and facilitates many outdoor activities - stimulating peoples’ contact with nature and awareness of its value. At this moment we have an organic vegetable garden, several fruit gardens and a diversity of flowering plants to attract bees and butterflies all year round. There are two solar systems, one for electricity and one for hot water and heating. The back-up of the hot water system is a biomass-burner. Rainwater is collected, we recycle authentic building materials of architectural value, and, whenever possible, we use natural materials in the developing processes. We use ecologically friendly cleaning products and recycle waste materials in order to create the lowest environmental impact possible. To avoid more plastic waste, from 2023 we will not allow inflatable toys in the pool anymore. We will make sure there's something to play with.
PeopleThe Quinta is a 10 minutes´ drive from Lagos (population 31.000 in winter), whose main industry is tourism and services. There are many foreign residents that are drawn to this area and a growing population of multilingual, travelled young people from all over Portugal. In the current economic and social climate many people are developing positive initiatives to see what ‘we’ can do to make this world a little brighter. We are continuously searching for possibilities to collaborate with local initiatives or to initiate them. We provide our guests with information on where to eat, where to shop and where to go. In this information we promote local establishments, (organic) markets, small-scale organizations and local cultural events.
We offer (off-season) the possibility for artists-in-residence and there will be a unique space for workshops (with focus on liberal arts, sustainable living and personal growth) and small scale cultural events.
Part of the income from tourism and what remains from the activities after maintenance and energy expenses will be reserved for social projects like the integration of organic vegetable plots for people that live on social benefits, organizing activities with children. Where possible we will combine activities (for example: children in the vegetable plots to learn from people about (organic) gardening, music and theatre during a meal for older people).
As a Wwoof host (Willing Workers on Organic Farms) we receive volunteers from all over the world who help us maintain and develop the Quinta in exchange for board and lodging.