The Quinta da Balaia Residence

algarve, portugal
4 bedroom - 4 bath
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€767 per night (EUR)
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Perks for the Parents

A large family home in the Algarve with a private pool, fun pool bar and luxuriously laid-back outdoor lounging areas - perfect for 2 families to share. It sleeps 10 + 1. The villa is nestled in a quiet village where you can find a playground, tennis courts and even a small supermarket, so you can relax at home without having to travel far. Miles of sandy beaches are within a walkable distance and the commercial area of Albufeira will have everything you need for emergencies or family meals out.

Why Kids Love it

The residence has board games for all the family, with a large living space indoors to relax as well as a big green garden for outdoor play. Kids will love the swimming pool, having juice at the pool bar, having a snack at the shaded outdoor dining table or swinging on the hammock. It’s a short walk from local playgrounds, tennis courts and beaches, which are generally safe and sandy, and full of families. For days out, it’s 15 minutes’ walk to a high ropes adventure park, 20 minutes’ drive to an aquarium and less than half an hour from outdoor waterparks and mini golf courses.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 7 nights.​ Safety notes: the pool is not gated and also not heated. The villa is accessed through a garden gate, which leads to private parking spaces - car rental is recommended. The house also has a WiFi system. All bedrooms have air conditioning. Faro airport is around 40 minutes by car.

About the Location

The house is located between Albufeira and Vilamore, in the Algarve region of Portugal. It’s close to one of the best beaches in Europe and the world - Praia da Falésia - which is just 10 minutes away. It boasts 7km of sandy shores and was recently voted as one of the Top 10 best beaches in the world. The beaches of Santa Eulalia or Balaia are also a 20-minute walk away. Within the Quinta da Balaia neighborhood you’ll find a practical mini-market, 6 tennis courts and a children's playground, just 200 meters from the house. Also nearby are water sports and several golf courses. Albufeira (10 minutes’ drive) has a larger choice of shops, supermarkets, services and restaurants. Vilamoura (20 minutes’ drive) is popular for golfing and has a pretty harbor with lots of restaurants.

Accommodation Details

The villa has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, all set on 1 floor. You’ll find a spacious living/dining room centered around a fireplace with a large window overlooking the pool and garden. This open plan space leads to a fully-equipped kitchen. The primary bedroom has a queensize bed, while bedrooms 2 and 3 both have 2 small double beds - ideal for siblings to share. The fourth bedroom has 4 single beds (2 twins plus 2 stackable mattresses underneath that can be used separately). The 3 bathrooms have walk-in showers, no bathtubs. The final bathroom is a WC. Outside there is a large private pool, with a pool bar, a BBQ, cozy patio, outdoor dining area and huge garden. Sun loungers are available around the pool, where you can relax with a cool drink directly from the poolside bar.

Style Notes

Contemporary country house. This spacious and modern house retains a traditional Mediterranean style with updated interiors and stylish features to suit family living. The villa is comfortably furnished, with all modern appliances and new bathrooms, yet finished with laid-back natural materials such as wood and wicker to create a rustic yet luxurious feel. We love the sliding interior doors to the bathrooms, the tree-trunk frame desks and the gorgeous natural wood cabinetry in the kitchen.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 queen
8 twin / single
sleeps 1
1 baby crib
Dulce S.
Member since April 08, 2022
Hi my name is Dulce and I am a Portuguese-born traveller addicted and a beach and sun lover, with a great interest in design and interiors Recently I and my family buy this beautiful villa nearby the beach in the most heated district of Portugal and made some/big renewals. Me and my family are passionate about traveling, discover new places, new cultures and new people. For us comfort, locations and convenience are key, but a beautiful space makes everyone feel welcome. So we build a villa where we want to stay for a holiday, a long period or even to live.

Algarve, Portugal

Beaches, golf and sunshine

If you like golf, sunshine and beaches, you’ll love the Algarve. Portugal’s sunny spot gets 3,000 hours of sunny blue skies every year and entertains far more sun seekers than that on its highly accessible sandy beaches. For an easy beach break from just about everywhere in Europe, look no further. Beyond the beach, kids love the water slides at Aqualand, boat trips and meeting the monkeys at Zoo de Lagos.