Villa Skylark

Fonte Santa, Vale do Lobo, Algarve

Sleeps 12 6 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms
20 minutes drive from Faro Airport
5 minute stroll to Trafal, Almargem or Loulé Velho beach
5 minutes drive to Vale do Lobo or 10 minutes to Quinta do Lago
Less than 5 minutes drive to nearest supermarket

At a glance

  • Villa and Guest Cottage with 6 bedrooms in total, can sleep 12 people
  • Set amid very spacious grounds, offering privacy and tranquility
  • Just a few minutes stroll to the beach through stands of umbrella pines
  • Large private swimming pool
  • In the basement is a window looking into the swimming pool!
  • Excellent outside spaces - sun terraces, outside dining, BBQ area...
  • Great location near to Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo and all their amenities
  • Great for all kinds of sports - golf, tennis, water sports, take your pick!

Villa Skylark is an excellent holiday property made up of the main villa and a guest cottage, offering privacy and space for groups of friends and family. The villa is in a tranquil location, just a few minutes walk through stands of umbrella pine trees to the beautiful beach. 

Villa Skylark has 3 floors: on the ground floor there is a guest cloakroom. Bedroom 1, which has a double bed with built-in wardrobes and en-suite bathroom with bath and electric towel rail.  This bedroom also has access to the terrace.  Bedroom 2 has a double bed with built-in wardrobes and an en-suite shower room.  There is a study room with a sofa bed and sitting room with wood burning fire and TV, which has access to the pool terrace.  The kitchen is modern and well equipped with dishwasher, microwave, oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer and breakfast area accessing the pool terrace. Dining room which accesses the pool terrace. There is also a utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer on this floor.  

Up to first floor and Bedroom 3 has twin beds with built-in wardrobes and access to a terrace overlooking the pool and garden.  Bedroom 3 has an en-suite bathroom with bath, shower and heated towel rail.  The Master bedroom is en-suite and has built-in wardrobes and access to a terrace overlooking the pool.  

The basement of the main house is home to a spacious room that also has a fun window into the swimming pool! There is also a WC and a garage with automatic door.  

There is air conditioning throughout the main villa and there is a satellite TV system which offers a range of UK and international channels.

There are a further 2 bedrooms in the guest cottage which can sleep 4 people. Both bedrooms have double beds and share a bathroom with a bath.  There is a kitchen with gas hob, washing machine and fridge/freezer.  The cottage is air-conditioned and has underfloor heating.  

Amid the spacious gardens (over 5.000m2), Villa Skylark has a large pool with plenty of space on the surrounding poolside for sun loungers, outside lounge area, shade and sun spots as well as outside dining and BBQ area with charcoal BBQ.  

Set in a quiet residential area of large properties, Villa Skylark is within easy walking distance (approximately 5 minutes) of Trafal and Loulé Velho beaches. There is a choice of restaurants, cafés and supermarkets all within walking distance too.

The Trafal and Loulé Velho beaches are pretty special, backed by protected wetlands where birds and ducks love to set up home. There are some fabulous restaurants here, such as BJ's Oceanside at Praia do Almargem and Temperus on Praia Trafal. Also close to the villa you have some excellent Portuguese restaurants such as the famous Marufu 1 and Marufu 2 'Chicken Shack' - see queues here in summer that you would not believe . all because Marufu produces the yummiest grilled/ bbq'd chicken. Also in the same area is a Lidl supermarket and some more Portuguese restaurants.

The resort of Vale do Lobo is just a 5 minute drive from Villa Skylark - this is a great 5 star resort with numerous facilities like the Vale do Lobo Royal and Ocean Golf courses, also the Tennis centre, excellent restaurants like Monty's, Sandbanks and Breeze just to name a few. The resort also has a bank, cash machines, Spa, supermarket, medical centre, newsagents, hairdresser and pretty much all the little luxury extras that you might want while on holiday.

Every Wednesday there is a gipsy market that you can wander to from the villa to visit. There is a great selection of jewellery, clothing, handbags and shoes and also traditional Portuguese tablecloths, lace and beach towels.  Enjoy a coffee and a snack and watch the tourists and locals alike come to snap up a bargain or two. Perfect for taking home souvenirs and trinkets to remind you of your wonderful holiday.

Luxuries Large plot, beautifully finished main villa and guest cottage. Large private pool. Just a stroll to the beach
Bedrooms 6 bedrooms in total. There are 4 bedrooms in the main villa, all ensuite. There are a further 2 bedrooms in the guest cottage. All the bedrooms have air conditioning.
Bathrooms 4 ensuite bathrooms in the main villa. 1 bathroom in the guest cottage.
Kitchen Well equipped and modern kitchen with access to the pool and gardens. With adjacent pantry and laundry room.
Outdoors Spacious gardens and large swimming pool. Sun terraces and shaded areas. Outside dining and BBQ area with charcoal BBQ.
Living Room Large living room with adjacent dining room. Access to the pool and gardens. Satellite TV with a range of international channels.
Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid Service Includes maid service three times per week, for 3 hours each time.
Rental period
Price per week

1 Jul - 31 Aug, 2019

€7,900 / approx. £7,280

1 Sep - 31 Oct, 2019

€6,900 / approx. £6,360

1 Nov - 31 Dec, 2019

€5,800 / approx. £5,340

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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.

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Booking Notes

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.

All rentals - the balance is to be paid 12 weeks before arrival. Damage Deposit – An Additional Payment of 20% of the Rental Total Amount against any accidental Breakages and Damage is required with the last Payment (Balance). The property will be inspected after the rental tenants departure and this sum refunded less, if necessary, the cost of any replacements or repairs. If the Property is intact and free of damage /breakage, the Damage Deposit will then be refunded within 2 weeks time. Any extra services which the rental tenant requests will be also deducted from the Damage Deposit.

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The quoted rates includes maid service. The rental includes preparation of the villa also cleaning on departure and air conditioning. All bed linen and bath 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 pool tables and table tennis (where installation is possible), in villa catering, car hire and airport transfers etc. Please ask for more details.

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.

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