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Villa Augusta (Villa)

Home: 50996    
Sleeps up to: 10   (5 bedrooms)
Nearest beach: Praia do Ancao: 2.1 Notes: Families/Couples preferred
Home description
Accommodation Details
Varandas do Lago is located in the heart of the Ria Formosa nature reserve between Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo. Surrounded by beautiful pine trees, the development is close to miles of sandy beaches and within easy reach of the many famous golf courses nearby.

Villa Augusta is a luxurious South-facing family villa built over three levels that can comfortably sleep 10 adults. A large, modern and spacious air-conditioned villa, Augusta offers fabulous amenities so that you can enjoy the sun soaked lifestyle of the Algarve. There is a wonderful pool which can be heated as an option (extra cost) and an extended terrace area that you will never want to leave! In addition, Villa Augusta is a child friendly property and has automatic shutters throughout, which provide further privacy and security for the guests.

On the ground floor you have a very spacious kitchen with a generous island for casual dining. The kitchen is modern and inviting in tones of white and grey with a large central island, quartz stone counters and quality appliances including an American style fridge, coffee machine and your very own wine fridge. A bright and fully fitted utility room leads from the kitchen.

The open plan kitchen leads to the dining room which has a large teak table that will seat everyone comfortably with sliding door access to the breakfast terrace. This private terrace is perfect for an early morning cup of coffee or evening sundowners.

There is a large living room with a wood burning stove in the marble fireplace and comfy sofas for relaxing after a long day in the sun. There is also a wide screen television with cable TV offering a large variety of international channels such as Sky Sports, BBC and RTE together with access to your own Apple TV or Netflix accounts. The living room has 5 separate sliding doors to the large terrace areas and pool.

The secluded terraces will be one of the most popular spots in the villa during your stay. There is a cool shaded chill out zone for cocktails near the BBQ area and a large table with ample space to seat all the family for meals outside. There is plenty of room for relaxing in the sunshine or shade with sun loungers, comfortable outdoor sofas, swing chairs and parasols. There is a gas BBQ where you can grill up some great food for delicious al fresco meals and enjoy mellow evenings on the terraces while the kids splash around in the pool. There is also a lovely pergola providing shade for a championship size table tennis table for all to enjoy.

For your entertainment there are zoned Sonos Bluetooth speakers in the kitchen, dining room and living room as well as by the pool so everyone can access their favourite music all day long. Furthermore the villa has under floor heating and all air-conditioning units in Villa Augusta are dual functioning if required. There is complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the villa with additional Wi-Fi booster points in most rooms.

Villa Augusta has an exciting entertainment floor with the basement converted into fun zones for all ages. There is a teen den with PlayStation 4, a cinema room with a giant 75 inch television and access to your own Apple TV or Netflix accounts. There is also a large games room with a professional pool table and air hockey table. In addition there is a bar with wine/beer fridge and an arcade machine equipped with 1299 games including Space Invaders, Pac-Man and Tetris for a trip down memory lane! The games room has Sonos Bluetooth speakers to keep everyone entertained, together with board games and books. There is also an additional guest cloakroom on this level.

All of the 5 bedrooms in Villa Augusta are ensuite with King Size beds that can be converted into twins if required. There are two bedrooms on the ground floor, both ensuite with showers as well as an additional guest cloakroom off the spacious entrance hall. In addition one of these bedrooms leads directly to the pool area for your early morning dip! On the first floor there is a large ensuite master bedroom with a separate wardrobe area, private terrace and security safe for family valuables. The large ensuite bathroom has a jacuzzi bath with a separate walk in shower. The second bedroom on this floor has an amazing private terrace that overlooks the pool area and is bathed in afternoon and evening sunshine. The ensuite fifth bedroom in the basement has a window for natural light and a luxury walk in shower. All 5 bedrooms have Smart TVs with very comfortable surroundings.

The whole property is securely gated offering privacy and tranquillity and the advanced Sonos sound system works throughout the villa meaning that everyone can listen to their own music. Augusta can comfortably accommodate two families or a large group of friends with relaxing private spaces for all.

Villa Augusta is located 20 minutes drive from Faro International Airport in the heart of Varandas do Lago with the pristine beaches of Ancão and Garrão nearby. These beaches are either a short drive or a leisurely stroll along the pathways of the Ria Formosa nature reserve to either relax in the sun or take part in water based activities. The sandy beaches stretch for miles and both have a great selection of superb beachside restaurants which include the famous Izzy's and Julia's restaurants on Garrão beach. The resorts of Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago are also nearby, with a great range of shops, restaurants, activities, bars and night life. Both resorts are a short drive from Villa Augusta, while the town of Almancil, with banks, pharmacies, supermarkets and more restaurants is just over a 5 minute drive away. Villa Augusta is also located beside many championship golf courses so there are plenty of sporting activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Almancil Varandas do Lago area
Restaurants and Entertainment
In the past few years an enormous array of new and fancy restaurants have popped up over Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo. Such is the demand for gourmet food and fabulous locations - you can not help but be delighted to dine out every night - if your wallet can take it !

Vale do Lobo has a range of excellent cafés and restaurants offering a selection of international gastronomy. Vale do Lobo Resort hosts regular live music and dance shows at the resort's main square and classical concerts and art exhibitions at the resort's auditorium - there is something to suit everyone.

During the months of June, July, August and September there is free live music every evening from 8pm to 11.30pm in the Praca. Plenty of variety can be expected with live acts alternating between jazz, Dixieland, Brazilian and reggae sounds as well as cover versions of the most popular hits of the 60's, 70's and today.

At the Praca there are several very good restaurants - our favourites are Oriental Tea House and Breeze at Papagaios but you can also choose from Monty's Restaurant, La Terraza, La Place, Sandbanks, Amore and Bugatti - one for each night of your holiday.

About 3/4 mile down the main road between Vale do Lobo & Quinta Da Lago there a good selection of restaurants. These include Sao Gabriel (a Michelin star restaurant) and the highly recommended Thai Garden.

Between Vale do Lobo and Quinta Da Lago is the famous 'beach shack' area known as 'Julias'. These beach side restaurants are low key reminiscent of the 50's (the food is definitely up market ). It is an easy stroll along the beach from Vale do Lobo. Apart from a choice of several fabulous restaurants there is also a children's play ground and during summer and a life guard on duty. A leisurely day spent here is highly recommended.

For a full list of our favourites spots to eat, click here!

Golf
Take advantage of our specially negotiated golf rates. Golf tee off times can be arranged. The courses with discounted rates are:

Vale do Lobo Royal
Vale do Lobo Ocean
Quinta da Lago Norte
Laranjal
Quinta do Lago Sul
Vila Sol
Vilamoura Old Course
Vilamoura Millennium
Vilamoura Pinhal
Vilamoura Laguna
Salgados
Benamor
Qinta Da Ria
Quinta de Cima
Please email us for comprehensive course details and costs. For more information on Playing Golf in the Algarve, click here.

Tennis
There are dedicated tennis courts in Jardins Do Golfe with preferential pricing for SandyBlue guests.

Tennis is very well catered for all year round also in Vale do Lobo. A calendar highlight is when tennis fever takes hold every August as the Vale do Lobo Grand Champions ATP Seniors Tour event arrives. This clash of tennis titans brings some of the world's biggest names to centre court at the resort's Tennis Academy with many players returning year on year to compete for the title.

The good humour and fantastic tennis which is characteristic of the Seniors Tour draws spectators from all corners of Europe to enjoy what is fast becoming "Wimbledon on the Algarve".

Shopping
For those who love to shop, a selection of exclusive boutiques can be found in the heart of the resort at Vale do Lobo Shopping. The Quinta da Lago Shopping Centre is about 2 miles down the road. There are many exclusive designers shops and some lovely restaurants/cafés. There is also a Italian restaurant that delivers pizza and pasta (and a bottle of wine) to your holiday property. There is also a pharmacy here that can dispense medicines.

Parque do Golfe, which is the Reception for the Royal and Ocean golf courses, is located in the central point of the Vale do Lobo Resort. There are also many shops including a beauty centre, a most wonderful health spa (can vouch from experience), hairdresser, wine shop, golf shop, cash point, café, bar, Budget car hire, post office & newsagent selling daily English & European language newspapers and magazines.

For the Children
There is an excellent children's club facility- The Kangaroo Club - located at the Praca. The Kangaroo Club has absolutely everything that a child could ask for to keep them entertained for hours, including it's own private supervised swimming pool. During summer it remains open until 11pm at night - just perfect if you want to have a leisurely dinner in the Praca. The Kangaroo Club generally requires no more than 24 hours notice for booking. The children's club can arrange private babysitting in your holiday accomodation for a very reasonable price. All staff are fully trained with the appropriate accreditations.

Getting Around and About
The bus to over 25 destinations along the Algarve (and to and from the airport) departs from outside the Medical Centre at the entrance of Vale Do Lobo.

We recommend you hire a car. We can arrange car hire for you. Car hire companies offer baby car seats and child booster seats. We can also arrange delivery and collection of cars to the properties.

You can hire bicycles for your stay for only a few Euros a day. Please let us know and we can arrange this for you.

Spas, Beauty and Fitness
Vale do Lobo Royal Spa opened in October 2006 it is an ultra-modern health and wellness facility of 4000 sqm. The Royal Spa offers a wide range of treatments including herbal therapies, reflexology, shiatsu and the latest vitamin-enriched treatments and cosmetic medicine. Both oriental and western techniques are represented with holistic and physio-therapies, traditional Chinese medicine and aqua-fitness being practiced side by side.

Additional facilities include saunas, a hammam, Turkish steam bath, Vichy shower and calendarium (room with cooling stone seats and footbaths, for use between heat sessions), a naturally lit pool with water jets for aqua massage, a poolside jacuzzi and loungers on a deck which is outdoor in summer and covered by a glass roof which retains the winter sun during colder months. An indoor relaxation area, with loungers, waterfalls on two sides and quiet music, completes the facilities. The Royal Spa also integrates a Beauty Centre offering a variety of nail treatments, waxing and a full-service hair salon. Pure, the Royal Spa restaurant and bar, offers a nourishing spa cuisine menu. Adjacent to the Royal Spa is a Fitness Centre equipped with top-of-the-range machines and a private fitness training area.

Royal Spa, Beauty and Fitness Centre is located in the Parque do Golfe complex, in the heart of the Vale Do Lobo resort.
How to get there
 Nearest Travel Links
Airport: Faro Airport 18.5

Activities near Almancil
Great for:
Cycling holidays
A winter sun break
Beach or lakeside relaxation
Good nightlife
Sports:
Golf course is on site or within 15mins walk
Watersports nearby
There is a golf course within 30 mins drive
Water park nearby
There are tennis courts nearby
Horse riding nearby
Fishing nearby
Facilities
Luxuries:DVD Player, Internet access
General:Video player, Air conditioning
Standard:Iron, Hair dryer, Toaster, Kettle
Utilities:Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine, Clothes dryer, Dish washer
Rooms:Bedrooms (5), Bathrooms (5), Ensuite (5), WCs (2)
Furniture:Double beds (5), Sleeps maximum of 10
Other:Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors:Balcony / Terrace, Barbeque, Private garden, Private outdoor swimming pool
Access:
Further details indoors:
Further details outdoors:
Pool heater and pool security fence on request(charges apply)
Property Tariffs
Prices for 1 guest
Period name / seasonCheck inCheck outChangeoverMinimum stayWeekly priceNightly price (Weekday)Nightly price (Weekend)
2018-05-292018-06-30Flexible1 week€3737€534€534
2018-07-012018-07-14Flexible1 week€5462€780€780
2018-07-152018-08-31Flexible1 week€6613€945€945
2018-09-012018-09-30Flexible1 week€3623€518€518
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Varandas do Lago is located in the heart of the Ria Formosa nature reserve between Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo. Surrounded by beautiful pine trees, the development is close to miles of sandy beaches and within easy reach of the many famous golf courses nearby.
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