Tucked away in a quiet, peaceful area of Vale do Garrão, Villa Abilio is a fabulous home-from-home for a family or small group of friends, just a 10-minute walk from the beach!
The wonderful, open-plan style of the villa creates a fabulously bright and welcoming interior, with the vibrant, modern and fully-equipped kitchen looking out over the pool and garden, allowing you to keep an eye on the kids while preparing meals. There is air conditioning and Wi-Fi throughout the entire villa. In the wonderful living room, you can enjoy a cosy atmosphere as you sit back and relax on the huge sofa in front of the traditional fireplace and TV, or else settle in for a feast at the formal dining table.
There are three wonderful bedrooms in total. The first two are found on this ground floor, with the master bedroom occupies the entire first-floor! Each is a little unique, but all are incredibly spacious and elegantly designed in a minimal, classical style, and each enjoys immediate access to the garden or balcony, so you can wake up and get straight into the fresh sunshine on perfect, crisp mornings! There are two double bedrooms and one twin room and there are three bathrooms alongside these fabulous rooms – each is as modern and inviting as the rest of this sumptuous villa! Vast bathtubs or double-walk-in showers will ensure you’re luxuriously pampered throughout.
Around the enchanting garden you can find all kinds of exotic plants and trees, including the beautifully fragrant pine trees so typical of the region! The huge 10 by 5 metre pool sits centrally in the garden, surrounded by loungers where you can soak up the sunshine, and mature trees creating a cooling shade. A lovely lawn encircles the villa, providing plenty of room for exploring and having fun with the family! There’s a lovely shaded seating area on the veranda where you can simply relax or enjoy alfresco meals in the pleasant, mild climate of southern Portugal! There’s a traditional barbeque just beside this for super easy meals in the sunshine!
You’re just a 10-minute stroll from the sublime beach, and only a 25-minute drive away from the entertainment and activity of Faro! While you’re just a short walk from the Vale do Lobo resort, the location remains calm and quiet, making it ideal for a little outdoor activity, be that a peaceful stroll or even a bike ride. We recommend hiring bikes nearby and taking a scenic trip around the neighbourhood, including to the world-famous golf courses just short ride away!
Once an expanse of pine forests and empty beaches, Vale de Lobo has been transformed into the height of luxury over the last 50 years. The first of the three corners of what is now Algarve's Golden Triangle, Vale do Lobo was among the first tourist resorts ever to be built in Portugal, and indeed is the site of the first five-star hotel in the Algarve!
Of course, with two 18-hole championship golf courses, the Royal and the Ocean, Vale de Lobo is the dream destination for any aspiring golfer. So fantastic are the facilities, the resort hosted the Portuguese Open in 2002 and 2003! Indeed, across the country of Portugal, there are 14 of the world’s top 100 best golf courses, making it the perfect destination for those who enjoy a day out on the course.
Outside of golf, the Algarve is an excellent destination for other hobbyists. With a vast coastline that meets the powerful Atlantic Ocean, Portugal is a true paradise for the keen surfer, or indeed even those looking to try if for the first time, with plenty of surfing schools all along the calmer sections of the coast. And even for those less enamoured with surfing, the beaches of Portugal are well worth a visit for their beautifully clear waters.
The Algarve, the southernmost region of Portugal, is famous for its picturesque scenes of vast blue skies casting a warming glow on the expanse of the Atlantic Ocean, with untouched bays framed by jagged Limestone rocks at every turn. While the southern coast caters to every need of its visitors, to the West and the rugged interior the land remains largely untouched, with less development and endless intersecting of historic villages, hilltop castles and beautiful churches.
Portugal itself is a small, fascinating country at the most Western point of mainland Europe. The capital, Lisbon, is known for its lively nightlife, with endless bars and clubs full of fun-loving locals and tourists alike, but also has plenty of fascinating history (check out Belém, jam-packed with monuments!) and undulating terrain, famously termed the ‘city of the seven hills’.
At Excellence Luxury Villas we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the
concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!