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Villa Golden Sands

Dunas Douradas, Vale do Lobo, Algarve

Sleeps 8 4 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms
20 minutes drive from Faro Airport
10 minutes walk to Praia do Ancao & Garrao
5 minutes drive to Vale Do Lobo Clubhouse
10 minutes drive to Almancil or mini market in Vale do Lobo / Quinta

At a glance

  • Great 4 bedroom villa with air conditioning in Dunas Douradas
  • Unique rock formation pool area, to give a natural feeling (pool heating avail)
  • Short walk to the long sandy beaches of Praia do Garrao & Ancao
  • Easy walk to local restaurants, Marias, Julias, Izzy's, Antonio, Equardos etc
  • Wifi internet and cable tv programs with english programs available
  • Excellent outdoor space with pergola, tables & chairs, sun loungers & bbq
  • Daily maid service (Mon-Fri) to ensure you relax and enjoy your holiday
  • Golf and tennis nearby - if you fancy a few games and keeping fit

Villa Golden Sands is located in the very popular location of Dunas Douradas, with 4 bedrooms and fabulous lagoon style pool that can be heated (charges apply). The villa has air conditioning, cable TV and Wi-Fi internet. It's perfect for a family getaway!

The exterior

Step out through the patio doors out to terrace and pool area. Outside there are several sunny and shady spots to relax and enjoy al fresco living. The BBQ area with portable gas BBQ is fully kitted out so you can have some relaxed evenings! The pool area is very pretty with a natural rock decorative feature - children will need supervising here 8please note the waterfall is not available for use). The pool is 8 x 4m, with a maximum depth of 1m 60 and can be heated - charges apply.

The living areas

Villa Golden Sands is furnished to a very high standard and has air conditioning throughout.

Enjoy a family get together and cook some fab food in the fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, sandwich maker and coffee machine. The utility room has a washing machine/tumble dryer.

The large living room is open plan with a with wood burning stove and Hi-Fi, Lazer TV system with UK channels. There are plenty of comfy sofas to chill out and watch some TV or listen to music.

The bedrooms

On the first floor, there is a classically decorated master double bedroom with dressing hall, cable TV and ensuite bathroom with separate shower cubicle.

Bedroom 2 - Guest suite with double bedroom, cable TV and ensuite bathroom with separate shower cubicle.

Bedroom 3 - twin bedroom with fitted wardrobes, cable TV and ensuite shower room with patio doors out to terrace.

On the ground floor, you will find bedroom 4 which is a twin bedroom, that can be a double room if required, cable TV, adjacent shower room.

About the area

Villa Golden Sands is in Dunas Douradas, which literally means ’golden dunes', which is situated between Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago. The facilities on this popular development include tennis courts, communal pool, poolside bar, restaurant and supermarket. Dunas Douradas has two of the best beaches here in the Golden Triangle - Praia do Ancao and Praia do Garrao, and all just a short walk from the villa.

Use of onsite communal tennis courts and pool. Short distance to the sandy beaches. Perfect

It is only a 5 minute drive from the villa to the medical centre and mini market on the entrance roundabout of Vale do Lobo or 5 drive walk to a cash machine, post office, newsagent, bank, hair dresser, spa, cafes etc. in Parque do Golfe. There are many more restaurants and bars are located at the Praca which is a 15 minute walk from the villa.

In the Praca there are numerous restaurants and bars – open all day and late into the evening. There is free live entertainment from May to September. Monty’s Bar and Restaurant is open all year round with evening entertainment. Enjoy watching the sunset over the beach & ocean from Breeze bar or Sandbanks.

If you want to plan a different and fun day for you and your family/friends, we can help you to choose from lots of activities. We have tickets for Aquashow Park & Zoomarine and many other tours and excursions throughout the Algarve.

Dunas Douradas resort is right beside Vale do Lobo and is located on the beach area known as ‘Praia Vale do Lobo’, considered to be one of the finest beaches in the Algarve. From Vale do Lobo you can walk in a westerly direction to both "Praia do Ancao" and "Praia do Garrao" through the Parque Natural da Ria Formosa which is a heritage protected area of lagoons and wet areas that support the local wildlife population. If you walk towards the east you pass "Praia do Trafal" and "Praia do Almargem", following onto "Praia Forte Nouvo" and then onto the Quarteria stretch of beaches.

Luxuries Excellent location in a prize-winning resort with superb onsite facilities. The villa itself has air conditioning throughout, Wi-Fi and UK TV channels. Pool heating is available (charges apply).
Bedrooms 4 bedrooms in total. 3 bedrooms on the first floor - the master suite, a double bedroom and a twin room. The fourth bedroom is in the ground floor. This room can be a twin or double room.
Bathrooms 4 bathrooms. The 3 first floor bedrooms are ensuite with shower or bath. The ground floor bedroom has use of the adjacent shower room.
Outdoors Beautiful lagoon style pool with rock feature (please note the waterfall is not available for use), sun and shade terrace, excellent BBQ and al fresco dining area.
Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid Service Maid service daily, Monday to Friday, linen change once per week, towels changes twice a week. Maid service is once a week November to March.
Rental Period
Price per week


11 - 23 Jun, 2023

€6,199 / approx. £5,460

24 Jun - 14 Jul, 2023

€7,829 / approx. £6,890

15 Jul - 1 Sep, 2023

€9,199 / approx. £8,090

2 - 15 Sep, 2023

€7,829 / approx. £6,890

16 - 30 Sep, 2023

€6,199 / approx. £5,460

Oct, 2023

€4,329 / approx. £3,810

1 Nov - 15 Dec, 2023

€2,449 / approx. £2,160

16 - 31 Dec, 2023

€4,329 / approx. £3,810

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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 property by 10am on the last day. Access to the property is after 4pm on day of arrival.

Pool heating is available and costs an additional €630 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 include maid service with a mid-week towel change. Stays of 14 nights or more include a mid-stay linen change. 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 Golden Sands is covered for accidental damage by a non-refundable charge of €56 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 Golden Sands is also subject to a refundable ‘Security Deposit’. This is a fixed amount of €600 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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Guide Sterling price: £2,160

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