|20 minutes drive from Faro Airport|
|5 minutes drive or 40 minute walk through Nature reserve|
|5 minutes drive to Quinta or Vale do Lobo Clubhouse|
|5 minutes drive to Almancil or mini market in Vale do Lobo / Quinta|
Villa Bonita is currently undergoing some exciting new renovations, including a totally new outdoor built-in BBQ area with granite top, sink and a fridge. There is also brand-new outdoor furniture including a U-shaped sofa area with a large table and two new parasols. The whole of the internal walls and doors are being redecorated in white and grey and the living room will include a brand-new 65” TV and new luxury sofas and much more.
Villa ‘Bonita’ is a luxurious and spacious 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom villa suitable for up to 8 adults. The decor is high standard throughout and lovingly maintained. Villa Bonita boasts a fabulous indoor/outdoor living space perfect for two families sharing or several friends enjoying a sunny holiday together.
In the garden and poolside there are sun loungers, a dining table and chairs to totally forget about the ‘real world?. now’s the time to relax and soak up the Algarvian sunshine.
Villa Bonita, built over three levels and fully fenced, can sleep up to 8 adults. The villa has a private, south facing pool, pretty landscaped gardens, open-plan kitchen, and a basement/garage area with a table tennis table and air hockey . great for the kids to run about and burn off energy!
The pool area and garden is south facing to make the most of the sunny days and the covered terrace offers enough shade to escape the midday sun or to have long leisurely lunches cooked on the gas BBQ while the kids play in the pool! The pool has corner roman steps to get in to the pool and the depth goes from 1m to 1.5m - so not too deep for children. The overall measurements of the pool are 4 metres x 12 metres. The pool can be heated (charges apply) and a pool fence can be installed on request (charges apply).
If there is such a thing as the perfect family holiday villa, this is probably it! This very comfortable villa offers everything you could wish for in a family holiday. The open plan lounge / dining room has terrace doors leading onto the outdoor area. There is a wonderful feeling of space and light with plenty of room for everyone to relax and chill out while on holiday. There is Wi-Fi, plasma TV, Playstation, Lazer TV package with a choice of international and English language channels and air conditioning.
There are 4 spacious bedrooms in total at Villa Bonita, 2 on the ground level and the other two on the first floor, all the bedrooms are ensuite and all are air conditioned. Three of the bedrooms have TVs with Lazer TV offering a range of international and UK channels. One of the twin rooms has a TV with DVD player.
Suitable for the mobility impaired.
Concern for the environment is the focus of special attention at Quinta do Lago. To maintain the delicate ecological balance within the estate, which is flanked by the Ria Formosa Natural Park, stringent regulations have been implemented by Quinta do Lago SA. A strict, low density master-plan allows for only eight percent of construction of the total area of the estate, ensuring plenty of green space. Private villas, townhouses and village developments are carefully integrated into natural areas, nestling at the lakeside, secluded by woodland or flanking the golf courses.
We recommend car hire to fully appreciate everything that is on offer for your holidays. If you do not wish to hire a car there are several very highly recommended taxi companies that can be on hand to take you wherever you want to go.
For those who love to shop, the Quinta da Lago 'Q' Shopping Centre is has many exclusive designers shops and some lovely restaurants/cafés - some very upmarket! There is also a selection of boutiques here if you really need a retail therapy fix. Hopefully you won't have to use it, but there is also a very well-equipped pharmacy here.
Almancil is a 10 min drive away and has many supermarkets offering a large selection, also of imported food items.
We recommend car hire when staying in Varandas do Lago.
From Varandas do Lago within a 5 minute drive you can enjoy a fabulous meal at the following restaurants: Alambique, Sao Gabriel, Thai Garden and at Vale do Garrao Beach : 2 Passos, Fins, Antonio Ta Certo, Izzy's Beach Restaurant and Julia's. There are also other restaurants like - Xenia, Nelitos, Pizza Pasta Fantasia, San Marco and bars like The Melting Pot in Quinta do Lago Q Centre. In fact, you have some of the best restaurants in the region just a short drive away!
|Luxuries||Villa Bonita is ideal as a family holiday villa! Add to that free internet Wi-Fi, plasma TV, DVD. plasma TVs in three bedrooms, Playstation, table tennis and air hockey tables in the garage.....arghhh it just gets better and better|
|Bedrooms||4 bedrooms - 1 master bedroom on the first floor with king size bed and 3 twin bedrooms two on the ground floor and one on the first floor - furnished with modern and comfortable decor. Lazer TVs in all rooms, except the ground floor twin room. Here there is a TV screen and DVD player.|
|Bathrooms||4 bathrooms ensuite to all bedrooms plus one guest cloakroom on the ground floor off the living room Bathroom 1 with bath, separate shower, double basin, toilet, bidet. Bathroom 2 with bath, separate shower, basin, toilet, bidet. Bathroom 3 with bath/shower, basin, toilet, bidet. Bathroom 4 with bath/shower, basin, toilet, bidet.|
|Kitchen||Fantastic open plan kitchen with hob/stove, oven, American fridge/freezer, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, espresso coffee machine, air conditioning, access to outdoor barbecue area.|
|Utility Room||Washing machine, tumble dryer|
|Other||The basement / garage area has additional run about space under cover - games such as table tennis and air hockey will keep the kids entertained if they ever get bored of playing in the garden and pool!|
|Outdoors||The detached villa is set on a large plot, there are several outdoor shady terraces to enjoy the sunshine, with poolside parasols, mature planting, private large swimming pool 12 x 4m, depth 1 - 1.5m, calcada entrance and security gates and villa alarm. The pool can be heated and a pool fence installed - charges apply.|
|Living Room||Living room with dining area, outside covered dining area with gas BBQ and plenty of tables and chairs|
|Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid Service||Towels and linen are supplied. Maid service mid-week with mid-week towel change.|
1 Jan - 29 Mar, 2019
€1,875 / approx. £1,670
30 Mar - 28 Apr, 2019
€2,150 / approx. £1,920
29 Apr - 24 May, 2019
€1,875 / approx. £1,670
25 May - 28 Jun, 2019
€2,350 / approx. £2,100
29 Jun - 19 Jul, 2019
€4,275 / approx. £3,810
20 Jul - 17 Aug, 2019
€4,850 / approx. £4,320
18 - 31 Aug, 2019
€4,275 / approx. £3,810
1 Sep - 5 Oct, 2019
€2,150 / approx. £1,920
6 - 18 Oct, 2019
€1,875 / approx. £1,670
19 Oct - 3 Nov, 2019
€1,975 / approx. £1,760
4 Nov - 30 Dec, 2019
€1,875 / approx. £1,670
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Rates are quoted in Euros with a guide Sterling value and payment can be made in either currency.
The villas are prepared for your arrival. Access to the villa is after 4pm on day of arrival.
Changeover days vary from property to property please email us for more information. It is necessary to vacate the villa by 10am on the day of departure in the high season.
Pool heating is available and costs an additional €350 per week. The price is inclusive of VAT. Please note that the temperature of the water when heated is dependent on the external temperature / weather. Cold overnight temperatures and rain will mean that the water may be cooler. We can not guarantee a temperature of the water. The pool cover must be returned when finished swimming to ensure that the heat of the water stays warm. A pool fence can be installed for an additional payment of €275 per week.
For all rentals securing deposit must be paid on time of booking this is 25% of the total booking cost. All deposits are non refundable.
All rentals - the balance is to be paid 12 weeks before arrival. A security deposit of €600 is payable before arrival. The security deposit will be refunded in full within 14 days after departure if the property has been left in an appropriate condition.
The quoted weekly rates includes maid service with a mid-week towel change. Stays of 14 nights or more include a mid-stay linen change. For stays of 8 to 13 nights, there is a linen change surcharge. The rental includes preparation of the villa also cleaning on departure and air conditioning. All bed linen and towels are provided.
Individual hire : Foldaway bed with linen and towels €125, baby travel cot (as provided by manufacturer) & provision of foam mattress, linen and towels €90, high chair €30. Extra Maid service on request - €60 per 2 hour booking (this consists of either 1 maid for 2 hours or 2 maids for 1 hour).
SandyBlue can provide many extras on request (charges apply) such as pool tables and table tennis (where installation is possible), in villa catering, car hire and airport transfers etc. Please ask for more details.
We had an amazing time at Villa Bonita. The house, pool, garden and games room were perfect for us all. It was a brilliant house for two families sharing with two bedrooms upstairs and two downstairs as it gave each family more privacy especially with young children. We loved the pool and being able to put up the pool fence and having it heated was so important and made our stay much more relaxing not worrying about young children and meant we all swam loads. SandyBlue were fantastic and called around very quickly on a couple of occassions when we rang asking for things to be checked. The house was ready early and everything was seamless checking into the property. We felt so safe and secure there. It was a home away from home. All our young children slept so well as they loved the house too and the neighbourhood was so quiet and relaxing. We will definately stay here again.
It was the second time we have stayed at Villa Bonita and we have really enjoyed it both times. Great location with easy access to beach and amenities. Villa is well equipped with everything we needed.
Thank you so much for the yummy welcome pack. The villa is stunning and the sun is shining!
The villa was fantastic, and completely complimented our needs. There was a lovely outdoor space meaning we could eat and relax outside and we really appreciated the size of the kitchen as we could cook and eat comfortably inside too. Having en suites in each of the bedrooms was superb as there were no queues and arguments when getting prepared for our friend's wedding! The location was excellent, we were close to all local amenities and it was hassle-free to get from A to B. The Sandy Blue staff were very helpful and accommodating, we appreciated their patience with our questions etc. and they provided a fantastic client service throughout our dealings with them – pre, during and post our stay. We would definitely consider using Sandy Blue for our next trip(s)!
We had a great time. Thank you for your attention and help throughout.
We had a lovely holiday at Bonita in glorious weather seeing family and friends in VdL and enjoying some great surfing and body boarding at Carrapateria out on the West Coast.
We're all home now after our fantastic holiday at Villa Bonita. Everything at the villa was perfect. Thank you for a great week.
We had wonderful holiday in Portugal. Everything was perfectly organized by Sandy Blue. Many thanks....
Our holiday villa in September 2015 which we booked through SandyBlue exceeded all our expectations in every aspect. We were a family group of 8 with ages from 3 to 60 and were in Portugal to celebrate my 60th birthday. We had 7 days of glorious Algarve sunshine which allowed us to make the most of the fantastic villa pool. The villa itself provided luxury accommodation for us all and everyone was impressed with the amount of space and the facilities. All-in-all it made for a wonderful and memorable holiday which was so good we all agreed to repeat it as soon as possible! Thank you SandyBlue for a fantastic holiday!
The Villa is ideally located for the beaches, golf courses and restaurants of Quinta and Vale do Lobo. Sandy Blue provided excellent service throughout our stay and any issues raised were dealt with immediately and without fuss. Highly recommended.
We had a great time at Villa Bonita. The house was in a super location and really well fitted out.
We had a fabulous time thank you and was very impressed by Sandy Blue so happy to provide a review.
Thank you once again for all your assistance. Villa Bonita was perfect for our needs, a beautiful villa in a beautiful location. We were all sorry that we had to leave. I'll have no hesitation in recommending Sandy Blue to friends and family.
Would like to say a big thankyou for helping arrange a fantastic holiday. Villa bonita was more than we expected. Everything was brilliant. Looking forward to coming again next year! Many thanks again Emma x
HI Sandy Blue, regarding my feedback, I’ll certainly put something together, we had a wonderful time and have to say you guys were very helpful with all the information etc, bit sore this morning being back at work in Ireland however will send something over later in the week if thats ok.
We had the most wonderful time in Villa Bonita the villa was fantastic and great location for the wedding. Thank you for all your help in making our holiday a great one. We shall return. We left the villa this afternoon all was great no problems at all. Thank you again
Can I just say that we were very impressed with your company and the villa was perfect for what we wanted. Will definitely re book for next year
We had a lovely holiday in Casa Bonita –the villa served us really well. Many thanks , Regards Debbie
Wow ladies thanks a lot! We followed your advice and took a trip to the butchers you recommended and the food was superb and sooooo cheap for what you get! The men have had their fill and I had the first proper English sausage I've had all holiday yummy! - the discounted wines were a blessing as well ;) . Thanks again was awesome . Kind Regards , Sam ( & whole family lol )
When we first arrived in Portugal it was first thing in the morning and we were all exhausted and the children were grumpy after collecting a car we’d hired from Zipauto (local portuguese company highly recommend - a lot cheaper then the international companies) we made our way to the Sandy Blue office. Our Villa wouldn’t be ready for a good while yet and the ladies were so lovely from the moment we first met them. They offered us bottles of water a room to get changed if we wanted to after the flight and gave us beach towels so while we had time to kill we could take the boys to the beach. I really couldn’t have asked for anymore and got so much more then i’d ever normally expect from a holiday agent. We decided to head to Vale do Lobo as it’s a familiar location to myself and with the bars/restaurant at the Praca I knew we wouldn’t struggle to find anywhere to eat and settled on Sandbanks which was really very nice and is really very reasonable in price. The Vale do Lobo beach hires out sun loungers for €10 which we gratefully utilised, just make sure to go to the desk and pay first as they will come and move everything for you which we didn’t realise and had huffed and puffed moving them ourselves! With everything being on hand it meant we could buy the kids some buckets and spades and keep them occupied whilst the villa was being prepared for us, it was a lovely afternoon despite being so tired, the Vale do Lobo beach is lovely and sandy a little piece of European paradise!When we first arrive at Villa Bonita the initial impression was just wow, it’s so spacious and took a couple of days to really get our bearings and find everything on offer over the 3 floors and grounds outside. It’s beautifully decorated and you really feel that you are experiencing luxury with all the little touches i.e. ice maker, every kitchen utensil you could wish for, toys and dvds (in english) for the children etc. The grounds are spacious and the pool is an excellent size you really could swim properly if you wanted to, my only criticism would be that the pool’s deep end is very deep and there is no warning on the floor, the shallow end has a sign indicating its 1m deep and the deep end has no indicators, from eye you can’t tell how deep it is until your in the water and can’t touch the bottom. Varandas do Lago in general was a very pleasant area and besides a few happy holiday makers it was very quiet and peaceful in the evenings just be sure to make note of the wheelie bins when you journey around as you have to take your black bags to them yourself, its a 2 minute journey in the car if you have heavy bags or a 5 minute walk if you fancy it. We became bbq addicts whilst in Portugal and the Apolonia supermarket had excellent quality meat at a good price, we found the shopping bill was approx the same as home just things were priced differently i.e. cucumber €4+ and meat almost half the price of home. Upon the recommendation of the girls at Sandy Blue we took a trip out the the Natural Meat Company and we were so glad we did. They all speak excellent English and recommended cuts for bbq and were so cheap I couldn’t believe it for example 2 massive rump steaks €11 and 3 thick pork chops €4 and it tasted amazing. Also worth noting they did the best sausages I tasted in my whole 2 weeks in portugal they were just like home! We did eat out quite a few times in Vale do Lobo and Quinta Do Lago and to be honest we never really had a bad meal except I wasn’t overly impressed with Breeze in Vale do Lobo but they may have had an off day. We used the black mercedes Taxis at the Praca to get home one night and asked for a card and then had the same driver all holiday which is nice it helps build a relationship and you get a greater insight into local knowledge. I know next time i must venture to the next village for the best seafood in Portugal :) We had a really brilliant holiday and so did the children we wouldn’t hesitate to go back if I had to nitpick the only bad thing about Villa Bonita would be the fact I did worry for the children a lot, theres a gap from the top floor to the basement that i had nightmares they’d fall down and also there was lots of balconies upstairs they could easily access without me knowing. That said we kept the shutters down upstairs at night time when they went to bed and after explaining how dangerous it was the boys did stop hanging over the top banister to look downstairs. If you are looking to book something a bit nicer and are prepared to pay for it then go for it don’t hesitate you won’t regret and use the Sandyblue website honestly the most attentive booking agent we’ve ever used. They were always there when we needed help with something or had questions regarding local knowledge i.e. taxis etc and had a lovely bag of goodies waiting for us upon arrival. We can’t wait until we get chance to go back.
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