|20 minutes drive from Faro Airport|
|1 minute walk out of the villa and you are there|
|2 minutes walk to the Vale do Lobo Clubhouse|
|10 minutes walk to Vale do Lobo mini super market|
Villa Miami is an architectural gem, protected under Portuguese Heritage. Villa Miami is considered one of the best examples of forward thinking modern design emerging 30 years ago in Portugal.
For the past decade Villa Miami has been not available to the rental market. New life has been breathed into Villa Miami and a complete renovation project was under taken over winter 2013/14 so now you have a historical landmark villa with all the modern convenience of the 21st century.
Villa Miami is a large welcoming family villa all on one level, so nice and easy for families with children and the older members of the family who may not like to deal with too many steps.
Enjoy lazing on a sun lounger by the private, gated sunny swimming pool. The pool is a very generous 9.5 x 7m, maximum depth 1.65m, and can be heated (charges apply). Villa Miami is surrounded by mature gardens, the villa has extensive paved terraces all across ground level over the landscaped garden and grassy areas off the bedrooms. There is a terrace with an outdoor fixed charcoal BBQ and dining table perfect for alfresco evenings. A portable gas BBQ is also available. Note there are some steps down to the pool area.
There are 4 bedrooms in the main villa - two double and two twin rooms with ensuite bathrooms. All rooms are fully reverse cycled air conditioned. All bedrooms are tastefully decorated with modern furnishings. There is an additional 5th bedroom with a sofa bed, located off the courtyard of the morning room and with independent access. This room is air conditioned.
In the rear wing of Villa Miami are three spacious bedrooms with direct access to the grassy lawns. At the other end of the villa are two further bedrooms. The 4th bedroom is off the morning room off the kitchen and has its own ensuite bathroom. The 5th bedroom is located off the morning room near the kitchen and it is accessed by an internal courtyard. The 5th bedroom also has independent access from the main entrance of the villa. So very handy of you want to bring the au pair or if you have teenagers that want to come back in the wee hours and not disturb anyone! The 5th bedroom has its own ensuite showeroom.
Enjoy relaxing in the evening in the formal living room - or set up the games table and the billiard table and enjoy challenging the family to some games in the parlour! There is a formal dining room to enjoy large family get-togethers and a small breakfast morning room off the kitchen where you can sip a quiet coffee in the morning. Or why not take your coffee into the little open air courtyard that is located here too.
All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms all simple clean and white. All bedrooms have been decorated in a relaxed casual style in modern muted tones. Villa Miami enjoys a calm ambience but just a very short stroll from the excitement of the Vale do Lobo Praca.
Outside: The villa is very conveniently located mid of the fairway of the 18th of the Vale do Lobo Royal Golf Course. So nice and easy to just walk along the 18th to the Clubhouse and commence your game.
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 both serving cocktails and international cuisine. There is also Free WIFI available in the praca.
The walk to the beach and praca from Villa Miami takes about 2 minutes walking along the calÃ§ada footpaths through the resort. It is an easy stroll, suitable for all ages and buggies. It is only a 10 minute walk from the villa to the medical centre and mini-market on the main entrance roundabout or a 5 minute walk to a cash machine, post office, newsagent, bank, hair dresser, spa, cafes etc. in Parque do Golfe.
It is just a 10 minute walk to the newly opened Paixa restaurant / wine bar on the Jardins Do Golfe development. Open from lunch through late evening, Paixa has a tapas menu, al a carte menu and serves delicious cocktails. It boasts a fabulous selection of wine displayed in a glass wine cellar. In winter there is an open log fire which makes this a wonderful restaurant to relax and enjoy our lovely mild winters here.
If tennis is your game, you will be impressed with the facilities of the’Tennis In Portugal' tennis centre in Quadradinhas, Jardins Do Golfe, just a short walk from the villa. There are 3 new synthetic all weather tennis courts and a practice court in Jardins do Golfe. Tennis instructors Mark & Maria are available on-site all year round. There is also an onsite snack bar. Guests of SandyBlue have preferential prices for tennis lessons and court hire.
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.
Vale do Lobo 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 an easterly 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 west you pass "Praia do Trafal" and "Praia do Almargem", following onto "Praia Forte Nouvo" and then onto the Quarteria stretch of beaches.
Notes about the Architect: Villa Miami was designed by Vítor Manuel Figueiredo ( Figueira da Foz , 1929 - Lisbon , 2004 ), was a Portuguese architect and winner of the Prix Secil of 1998.
He graduated in architecture at the School of Fine Arts in Porto in 1960. Know to have endless energy, starred in a series of odd projects in Portuguese architecture, always recognizable and always different, based on a profound ethical, social and cultural approach. Vitor for many years held open discussion and dialogue in the industry, forming and informing successive generations of architects. He taught at the University of Coimbra and the Autonomous University of Lisbon.
PLEASE NOTE: Villa Miami has a changeover day of a Saturday in peak weeks.
|Luxuries||Exclusive Services - Welcome Hamper (fresh fruit, bread, milk, water, coffee, tea, jams and butter). MEO TV and Wi-Fi Internet, CD and DVD player Pool towels Molton Brown amenities, Safe, Air conditioning Daily Maid Service (excluding weekend and public holidays)|
|Bedrooms||one en suite master bedroom, two spacious en suite twin rooms and one additional double bedroom, all equipped with individual air conditioning systems and flat screen LCD with satellite TV. Also very handy there is one en suite single room adjacent to the house with exterior access especially conceived for staff accommodation, this room also has airconditioning.|
|Other||The villa offers a generously sized living room with fireplace, a separate dining area, fully equipped “Bosch” kitchen, and a playroom with billiard table perfectly suited for those sunset moments, laundry facilities and five private parking spaces.|
|Outdoors||Great pool that can be heated (charges apply).|
|Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid Service||5 times per week, with linen change twice per week.|
22 Feb - 3 Apr, 2020
€4,000 / approx. £3,400
4 - 17 Apr, 2020
€5,300 / approx. £4,510
18 Apr - 22 May, 2020
€4,400 / approx. £3,740
23 May - 5 Jun, 2020
€5,300 / approx. £4,510
6 - 19 Jun, 2020
€5,900 / approx. £5,020
20 Jun - 10 Jul, 2020
€7,500 / approx. £6,380
11 Jul - 21 Aug, 2020
€10,100 / approx. £8,590
22 Aug - 11 Sep, 2020
€5,900 / approx. £5,020
12 - 25 Sep, 2020
€4,400 / approx. £3,740
26 Sep - 31 Oct, 2020
€4,000 / approx. £3,400
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Rates are quoted in Euros with a guide Sterling value and payment can be made in either currency.
The villa is prepared for your arrival and included is maid service x 5 days a week for maximum 2 hour duration. All your linen and bath towels and beach towels (equal to the number of guests) are included.
Pool heating available at an extra cost of €500 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 cannot guarantee a temperature of the water. Please note there is no pool cover.
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.
The quoted rates includes maid service with change of sheets after 7 nights, towels changed twice weekly. The rental includes preparation of the villa also cleaning on departure and heating and/or air conditioning. All bed linen, bath and beach 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.
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.
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 (Non-Refundable)
Villa Miami is covered for accidental damage by a non-refundable charge of €6 per person (excluding infants) 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 damage to the property which exceeds the value of €200, or we believe has been caused by negligence and / or vandalism, you will be notified by email within 14 days of your leaving date and we will issue you an invoice for immediate payment.
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 Miami is also subject to a refundable ‘Security Deposit’. This is a fixed amount of €1,200 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. Your security deposit will be returned within 14 days.
Unfortunately we are home and back to work this morning! We had a great holiday and loved Villa Miami! Hopefully we will be back early next year.
Thank you we had a great time the villa worked well for us and its location was the best part
Thank you for organising a lovely villa, very enjoyable and look fwd to booking 2015. Best , Charlie
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