Villa Cara

Varandas do Lago, Quinta do Lago, Algarve

Sleeps 10 5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
20-minute drive from Faro Airport
5-minute drive to Ancão or Garrão Beaches
10-minute drive to Quinta do Lago & Vale do Lobo Golf Courses
Short distance to shops, restaurants and local amenities

At a glance

  • Gorgeous recently renovated 5-bedroom luxury villa in Varandas do Lago
  • Prime location with beach, golf courses, sporting facilities and local amenities all close by
  • Amazing outdoor space and a modern interior
  • South facing pool area with outdoor bar and easy-to-use Gas BBQ area
  • Private swimming pool fully renovated in 2022, with pool heating as an option
  • Air conditioning in all bedrooms and living areas
  • Essentials include Wi-Fi, satellite TVs, fully equipped kitchen and laundry utilities
  • Basement area with a cinema style TV, a snooker table and bikes

 Welcome to Villa Cara, a beautiful 5-bedroom property located in Varandas do Lago. With fantastic outdoor space and spacious living areas, it's a perfect villa for groups of up to ten people. The villa is equipped with everything you need and is in a prime location for all local hotspots. Would you like a full tour of the wonderful Villa Cara?

The exterior

Villa Cara can be found at the end of a cul-de-sac, so no passing traffic and peace and privacy guaranteed all round. As you enter the gate at Villa Cara, you'll immediately feel at ease in your own private paradise. A beautiful garden surrounds the property and you can find the front entrance and garage entrance as you enter.

At the rear of the villa you will find the spacious south facing terrace and pool area. The pool is a great size (pool heating available at an extra cost) and there's plenty of room around the pool for a group of ten. It also has the option to be heated at an extra cost. There are also sun loungers to soak up the sun, and garden sofas to relax in the evening. Also in this area, you'll find an outdoor dining area and an absolutely epic mini bar. It's the perfect place to mix up some cocktails. There is also a pool shower area for you to freshen up after a soak in the pool.

The living areas

Inside Villa Cara, the decor is clean and modern. It's also very spacious, so you'll be able to breeze from the kitchen to the pool with ease. The living room has large comfortable sofas in front of a beautiful in-built fireplace and an integrated Black LG TV. All of the TVs in the property have Lazer, Apple TV and EMLA channels.

The dining area and kitchen are also within this big open plan space. There is plenty of natural light pouring in from the big windows. The kitchen is very spacious, with big worktops and a huge island counter for serving up an array of delicious food. It is fully equipped with Bora Induction plate, microwave, oven, toaster, washing machine, DeLonghi Coffee machine, and a large American fridge.

It does not stop there! In the basement area, you'll find a cinema style TV with comfortable seating, and a snooker table in the adjoining garage. Perfect if you're feeling competitive!

The bedrooms

Villa Cara has five bedrooms, sleeping up to ten guests. These bedrooms are split across two levels, with the first three found on the ground floor. All of these bedrooms have twin singles that can be pushed together or kept apart depending on your requirements. One of these rooms also has an en-suite bathroom. There is also a shared bathroom in this area for the other two bedrooms to use.

Upstairs, you will find the master suite and a double bedroom, both have en-suite rooms and access to large south-facing balconies overlooking the beautiful views of the natural reserve. The master suite has a full bathroom with a tub, while the double bedroom has a full bathroom with a walk in Italian shower. All the bedrooms are well-lit, air conditioned and comfortably furnished. The bathrooms give a real feel of luxury, which is perfect for winding down or getting ready for a night on the town!

About the area

Villa Cara is located in the fabulous Varandas do Lago, near Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago resorts!  For ideas and tips, head to our 'Exploring Varandas do Lago' guide.

From Varandas do Lago, within a 5-minute drive you can enjoy a fabulous meal at the following restaurants – Alambique, Bamboo. Also very close to the beaches of Praia do Ancão and Praia do Garrão and the restaurants - Julia’s, Izzy’s, António Tá Certo, Fins, 2 Passos, The Bold Octopus.  

There are famous golf courses a short distance away, in the nearby Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo 

Luxuries Beautiful and modern spacious décor, powerful WI-FI, TVs with Lazer, Apple TV & EMLA, air-conditioning, outdoor kitchen, & snooker table
Bedrooms 5 bedrooms - one master suite, one double room and three twin single rooms (the single beds can be moved together or apart)
Bathrooms 4 bathrooms – on the first floor, the master suite and one double room have en-suite bathrooms. One of the three twin single rooms on the ground floor have an en-suite while the other shares a bathroom
Kitchen Spacious and luxurious open plan kitchen! Fully equipped with Bora Induction plate, microwave, oven, toaster, DeLonghi Coffee machine, washing machine, a large American fridge, and an outdoor bar/bdining area
Furniture Beautiful and comfortable furnishing throughout, both inside and outdoors
Utility Room Washing machine, dryer, iron, ironing board and vacuum cleaner
Other Basement games room with adjoining garage. Has extra-large cinema style TV, DVD player, snooker table and bikes
Outdoors Fantastic outdoor space with pool (heating available at extra cost), furniture, dining area, a pool shower, and Gas BBQ & Bar with outside fridge.
Living Room Spacious and comfortable in an open plan space with Lazer/Apple TV/ EMLA & DVD player
Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid Service 7 night stay: two mid-stay cleans with towel change If you are staying more than 7 nights: two mid-stay cleans per week with linen and towel change
Rental Period
Price per week


22 Jul - 18 Aug, 2024

€10,039 / approx. £8,680

19 Aug - 1 Sep, 2024

€8,369 / approx. £7,230

2 - 29 Sep, 2024

€4,939 / approx. £4,270

30 Sep - 18 Oct, 2024

€3,939 / approx. £3,410

19 Oct - 3 Nov, 2024

€4,219 / approx. £3,650

4 Nov - 20 Dec, 2024

€3,749 / approx. £3,240

21 - 31 Dec, 2024

€5,159 / approx. £4,460


1 Jan - 4 Apr, 2025

€3,749 / approx. £3,240

5 - 25 Apr, 2025

€5,159 / approx. £4,460

26 Apr - 23 May, 2025

€3,939 / approx. £3,410

24 May - 20 Jun, 2025

€5,919 / approx. £5,120

21 Jun - 11 Jul, 2025

€8,369 / approx. £7,230

12 Jul - 15 Aug, 2025

€10,039 / approx. £8,680

16 Aug - 5 Sep, 2025

€8,369 / approx. £7,230

6 - 26 Sep, 2025

€4,939 / approx. £4,270

27 Sep - 17 Oct, 2025

€3,939 / approx. £3,410

18 - 31 Oct, 2025

€4,219 / approx. £3,650

1 Nov - 19 Dec, 2025

€3,749 / approx. £3,240

20 - 31 Dec, 2025

€5,159 / approx. £4,460

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102254/AL - All prices shown are correct for the current year and are subject to change for the following year. Other charges may also apply before final booking is secured.
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Rate Notes

Rates are quoted in Euros with a guide Sterling value and payment can be made in either currency.

Changeover days vary from property to property. Please email us for more information. It is necessary to vacate the villa by 10am on the last day. Access to the villa is after 4pm on day of arrival.

Pool heating is available and costs an additional €459 per week includes 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 cannot guarantee a temperature of the water. The pool cover must be returned when finished swimming to ensure that the water stays warm.

Refer to the terms and conditions for additional information

Booking Notes

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.

SandyBlue can provide many extras on request (charges apply) such as in villa catering, car hire and airport transfers etc. Please ask for more details.

Individual hire: Foldaway bed with linen and towels €125, baby travel cot (as provided by the manufacturer) & provision of foam mattress, linen, and towels €90, highchair €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).

Cancellation refunds:

  • Cancellation anytime from date of booking to 63 days before arrival date - loss of deposit
  • Cancellation 56-62 days before arrival date - 50% forfeit on the total value of the booking
  • Cancellation 42-55 days before arrival – 75% forfeit of the total value of the booking
  • Cancellation 15-41 days before arrival – 95% forfeit of the total value of the booking
  • Cancellation between 0 and 14 days before arrival – 100% of the value of the booking is forfeited
  • Please note that we do not accept groups of young/unrelated adults, animals, or pets
  • Only registered guests for the reservation may occupy the property at any time
  • No events or parties can be held at any property unless authorised prior with written consent from SandyBlue
  • All properties are non-smoking

Refer to the terms and conditions for additional information.

For all rentals, a securing deposit must be paid at the time of booking. This is 25% of the total booking value. All such deposits are non-refundable. The final balance is to be paid 12 weeks before arrival.

Accidental Damage Cover (ADC, Non-Refundable)

Villa Cara is covered for accidental damage by a non-refundable charge of €70 per week, which will be added to your confirmation invoice. This covers you for accidental damage to the property during your occupation up to the value of €200 per incident. This expressly excludes damage caused through negligence and / or vandalism.

If there has been any accidental damage to the property that exceeds the value of €200, you will be notified by email within 10 days of your leaving date and we will discount the amount above €200 from your refundable security deposit. However, if SandyBlue believes that this damage was caused by negligence and/or vandalism, ADC will not apply and the full cost of any repairs or replacements will be deducted from the refundable security deposit.

In the event of any damage, we ask that you notify us immediately regardless of value.

This does not cover lost house keys which will be immediately charged if lost.

Security Deposit (Refundable)

In addition to the ‘Accidental Damage Cover’, Villa Cara is also subject to a refundable ‘Security Deposit’. This is a fixed amount of €2,500 and is payable at least 4 weeks prior to arrival date.

Any damage caused to the property must be reported immediately and any damage cost will be deducted from your security deposit. Your ‘Accidental Damage Cover’ will cover the first €200 of any single incident.

Following your departure, the Property Management Team will inspect the property and you will be informed within 10 days of any issues identified. If no issues are detected, your security deposit will be returned in full within 14 days.

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