|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
|Living space||200 square meters|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
Description from the owner
A charming villa in a quite country location within easy reach of Albufeira.. Attractivly furnished with airconditionning, the villa has an ample pool terrace as well as barbeque and garden area. With 4 bedrooms (3 with double beds 1 with either double or twin as required) and 4 bathrooms (2 with baths 2 en suite with shower), a living room with fireplace attractive dining area direct access to the pool and garden, and a well equipped kitchen this villa has all you need for a restfull holiday.
Charming Villa in Albufeira 8 people
Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal
Additional Location Information
The villa enjoys a superb location in a very quiet country area close to golf courses, water parks, Albufeira Marina, Zoomarine, Algarve Shopping.
The Richard's villa is only 3 minutes drive from the capital of tourism in the Algarve the town of Albufeira with great bars, restaurants, unforgettable nightlife and beautiful golden beaches.
Nearest Airport: Faro at 40 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway: A22 at 1 Kilometre
Nearest Beach: Albufeira at 3 Kilometres, Salgados, GlalÃ©, etc...
Nearest Restaurant : In direction to Guia 300m O Sao Martinho (Very good)
Nearest Golf: Salgados at 6 Kilometres
Algarve is a region renowned for its mild and sunny climate,its miles of glorious sandy beaches with their stunning rock formations and its excellent sport facilities.It boasts an average of 3000 hours of sunshine per year.It's mild all year round with virtually no rain in the summer months.February sees the start of the spring and it's warm in October.The Old Town of Albufeira which perches on the cliff top overlooking the beach, retains a distinctive Moorish character and you can still see the fisherman bringing in their catch on Fisherman's beach.
Golf : Over the last few years the Portuguese Open has been hosted variously at Penina, Vila Sol and Sao Lourenzo, all of which may be included in the list of top European championship courses. Warm playing conditions and immaculately manicured fairways and greens are the norm in the Algarve. Whatever your level of skills or dedication there is a course for you in the Algarve.
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
|Rate Summary||$75||$75||$515 - $2,573||$0||7 nights|
|Jul. 28 2012 - Sep. 1 2012||-||-||$2,445||-||7 nights|
|Sep. 3 2012 - Oct. 6 2012||-||-||$1,544||-||7 nights|
|Oct. 6 2012 - Mar. 2 2013||-||-||$643||-||7 nights|
|Mar. 30 2013 - Apr. 6 2013||-||-||$643||-||7 nights|
|Apr. 6 2013 - Apr. 27 2013
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
|Apr. 27 2013 - Jun. 29 2013
|Jun. 1 2013 - Jun. 29 2013||-||-||$1,544||-||7 nights|
|Jun. 29 2013 - Aug. 3 2013||-||-||$2,187||-||7 nights|
|Aug. 3 2013 - Aug. 31 2013||-||-||$2,573||-||7 nights|
|Aug. 31 2013 - Sep. 28 2013||-||-||$1,544||-||7 nights|
|Sep. 28 2013 - Nov. 2 2013||-||-||$772||-||7 nights|
|Nov. 2 2013 - Jan. 4 2014||-||-||$643||-||7 nights|
|Jan. 4 2014 - Mar. 1 2014||-||-||$515||-||7 nights|
|All Other Dates||$75||$75||$515||-||7 nights|
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Additional notes from owner
- 30% deposit required when making a reservation.
CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT ARE ALL THE SATURDAYS
We speak : English, French, Spanish, Portuges, Italian
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 06, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
London, United Kingdom
My husband and I stayed at this villa as a final holiday before our baby is due. It was quite fun having this huge place to ourselves. It was a really restful time and although the weather in March was quite rainy and cold, we still had a good break but would probably go in the summer next time! The house is well situated, nicely decorated and clean. Marie the owner was always available to help whenever needed and gave such a warm welcome. I would recommend having a car for staying in this area as it is easily accessible to lots of nearby beaches and supermarket etc. Was only about 30 mins drive from Faro airport. We enjoyed it and don't have any negative comments to make, it was just the right thing for us!
Response from maria lopes - 04/23/2013
Hello Rachel and Ben,
Thank you Rachel for your lovely review ! We were very glad to welcome you to Your Richard's villa even if you said March was quite rainy !! You were and are a wonderful couple and I whish all my best to you and especially for your new coming baby ! :)
I keep the hope to see you again with The new little visitor because you will be welcomed again !!
Love, joy and happiness !!
Discover Portugal, Algarve and albufeira thanks’ Richard’s Villa
As described on the website, there are 4 rooms with each a private bathroom. A lovely very well decorated house, very clean, in which you feel instantaneously at home.
The villa is well situated near the beach and some attractive towns. No problem also for the first shopping , as a very big shopping center is near the villa ( 5 minutes ) and ensures you to have a good start with a full fridge!
Rooms, living, kitchen, terrace with barbecue, swimming pool ... even much better as the few nice photos on the website.
There is really space enough for a big family, or with some friends like our stay.
I will not get any further with the report of the house on trip advisor, as the website is very accurate and describes exactly the location.
The support and the advice from Marie and Rolland (owners) was outstanding and very helpful as we had never been to Portugal before.
Thanks' once again for the warm welcome we get on our first day!
We visited some nice marinas ( I remember specially Villamoura ), the town of albufeira ,...we get to the beach and of course spend some time near the sunny pool at the villa.
Sincerely, one of our best location ever found on holiday, with an outstanding price/value ratio
We surely be back next year, see you
Warm regards and keep you healthy ;
Response from maria lopes - 08/29/2012
A very special thank to your kind and helpfull review !!
And we look forward to see you soon as you were "FORMIDABLE" !!
My best regards to all of you and specialy to Nathalie !
Sejour DE Reve
Un accueil irréprochable, des propriétaires très sympathiques et une maison où tout est pensé il ne manque rien comme à la maison, des prestations de hautes qualités.
Située tout à côté du centre commercial et pas très loin des plages et de la commune d'Albufeira cela permet de sortir le soir sans faire des kilomètres, il faut toutefois un véhicule pour se déplacer.
La nouvelle prestation possible avec le propriétaire est sans doute la cerise sur le gâteau, une sortie en bateau permettant de voir la côte magnifique de la mer. Un vrai séjour de rêve c'est pour cette raison que nous y sommes revenus.
Response from maria lopes - 06/21/2012
Moi je dirais LOCATAIRES DE REVE : Pascal, Babette, Jean-Guy et Mireille ! Quel équippe !!!!
Vous avez été un rayon de soleil supplémentaire à notre soleil Portugais !
Nous décomptons déjà les jours pour vous revoir tous à nouveau !
Et on vous promet de vous revoir ici à Albufeira, à Bruxelles, à Paris ou en Normandie !!
La prochaine balade en bateau, nous irons vers les îles de la Riaformosa.
On vous embrasse tous très fort !!
Marie, Rolland et Richard, ainsi que maman
Beautiful place in algarve
It is à very good place, central area for all the activities (golf, adventure, quad, Beach, shopping, visits).
The house is very pleasant with 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a Beautiful garden with swimming pool.
The hosts are very sympathic and they will give you all the necessary information for a good travel.
Response from maria lopes - 05/05/2012
Merci à vous famille Carlier !
Nous gardons un bon souvenir de vous au Portugal et espérons vous revoir très bientôt !!
MARIE RICHARD ET ROLLAND
Leiden, The Netherlands
All is there and besides it's charming with a warmly personal to
Wonderful house, garden and swimming pool. Easy to feel at home for a stay, thanks to the personal touch of the owners.
Quiet surroundings, yet close to albufeira. A car is although needed.
Response from maria lopes - 01/03/2012
Thanks Anna for your reviews to leave informed next customers !
Again I wish you an happy new year 2012 and hope to see you again soon !
All the best !
Jean-Claude & Jocelyne
Great value and service
Features of the house were even better than described. Large, very comfortable house for 8 people. Attractive pool and BBQ area. Towels changed twice a week, bedding and overall cleaning once a week. The host, Marie, is extremely charming, welcoming and helpful. Up to 10 quite different beaches are between 8-15 minutes away. Lots to do and see in the area. Many good restaurants nearby. Big shopping centre, including large supermarket only 5 minutes away.
Response from maria lopes - 01/03/2012
Merci Monsieur Jean-Claude pour votre appréciation et excusez moi du retard pour vous répondre !
Je vous répond en français car je sais que vous êtes bilingue.
Je vous ai trouvé tous très sympathique, vous avez une famille charmante et nous avons été ravie de vous recevoir dans notre maison ! Nous serons heureux de vous revoir et je profite de l'occasion pour vous souhaiter une très bonne et heureuse année 2012 à vous et votre petite famille !
Richard et Rolland se joignent évidemment à moi pour ces voeux 2012.
Gardez votre bonne humeur et peut-être à bientôt !
Marie, Rolland et Richard
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Lovely, quiet villa, well situated, great facilities - we had a
Cannot compliment Marie more on her lovely villa and how welcome she made us. She was the perfect host. I have never before written a trip advisor review, but could not fail to add to the recommendations which encouraged me to book here.
Marie met us, smiling and helpful at the airport (we needed to meet her there because we wanted to borrow her baby car seat), we then followed her to the villa which was clean, spacious, nicely decorated and well equipped. Marie then showed us proudly around the rooms of the villa, which was a friendly touch.
Our group comprised a toddler (18 months), parents, and grandparents (5 people in all), and the villa was perfect for our needs. It is away from the hustle and bustle of albufeira, (but near enough should you want to go there) and wonderfully quiet, yet only minutes from algarve Shopping Mall, with a huge Continente supermarket, and a short drive from numerous beaches and restaurants. It is in a private development of only 8 or so villas in a tiny hamlet between Guia and albufeira (the hamlet's name begins with a T, but is not even named on Google maps). Marie lives next door, which was reassuring, but we never once felt encroached upon. She was there should we have needed her, but we were left alone. The balance was just right.
The pool temperature was cool (it was September/October!) but we still used it almost every day. The barbecue area was brilliant, the chimney had a good draw and so it worked well, again we used it at least once a day. The grounds of the villa were lovely; mature bougainvillea, hibiscus, oleander, and other tropical species. (Marie even apologised for the trees dropping leaves on the patio! It is autumn, and we didn't mind at all!) We saw lots of friendly sparrows and even the occasional lizard on the garden wall. If I could offer one improvement it would be to plant a couple of hardy herbs such as rosemary and thyme to help with the cooking!
The garden is not at all overlooked which is also nice if you like privacy, and the pool loungers are very comfortable - they look odd as they are low to the ground, but once you've got the hang of getting into them they are great as you can rock them into a variety of positions! There was one higher pool lounger if you would struggle to get into a low one, and plenty of other chairs. There is even a roof terrace with views across the valley. The poolside is picturesque lit up at night, and as the weather was warm well into the evening we sat out there on many nights. I think the hammock you see in the pictures may be no more, though, as it was nowhere to be seen.
Inside, the villa is lovely. The kitchen is very well equipped - many pots pans etc, even a food mixer, juicer, weighing scales and other gadgets! The only thing I would warn is caution with the knobs on the kitchen cupboards - they have little serrated suns on them, which had a habit of snagging our clothes! There was even a supply of garlic, sea salt and a few other condiments, which was helpful. The fridge is also very large, and there is a small freezer compartment for ice-cream. We mostly cooked for ourselves, so to have such a practical kitchen was really useful.
The air conditioning was great, and very efficient - a separate remote-controlled unit in each room with a variety of settings. The bedrooms were lovely, all a good size, nice bathrooms. My mum wasn't so keen on the fact that neither of the family bathroom doors locked, which could be a problem if you were worried about that sort of thing - on the flip side, a child can't lock themselves in, at least. The beds were firm, so you might not get on well if you like a soft bed - it did mean that I didn't want to laze in bed all day, which was no bad thing!
For us, the baby equipment was so helpful, bedlinen, towels, bibs, toilet seat, potty, high chair, push chair, a 'proper' cot (not a travel cot, thank goodness!) with a unit next to it for baby changing, washing machine - it made things so easy for us. There were even a few beach and pool toys. We used the wifi intenet access to look on google maps to find some nearby playgrounds - there is a reasonably large one on the outskirts of albufeira, just past the dolphin roundabout, or a nearer, smaller one just past the mall and industrial units on the N125 towards Guia. Local kids were friendly (as were all local people we met!).
Continente supermarket is great, and huge, but if you want a really good meat counter, we can recommend apolonia in Galé, the quality is much higher (though pricier) and the butchers are helpful with cooking tips. The egg custard tarts in Continente are good, but many of the pre-prepared cakes in the chiller cabinet were disappointing for the money! Their takeaway chicken is good value for an easy meal, and tasty.
We would also recommend eating at Ramires Piri Piri chicken restaurant in Guia, the 'home' of piri piri chicken! The reviews on trip advisor are mixed, but we can only side with the good ones. The bill (including soft drinks) came to 50 Euros which was very reasonable since we were all good eaters and very full of yummy chicken afterwards!
We would recommend the main Salgados beach for the nature reserve just beyond the beach - you can see wild turtles from the bridge, and flamingos in the water beyond! Or the beach east of Galé (think it may also be Salgados beach, which is slightly confusing!) which has helpful cliffs (small ones) for natural shade and is a lot quieter, with a rough and ready car park, although there is still a lifeguard. No need to worry about a trek to either, the car parks are very close to the beaches at both these points, although the sea is rougher at the Galé end and there is a strong undertow there, so we swum less there. Both are very close - 15 minutes or so by car, so fine for just a couple of hours if you're going with a toddler. There are probably better beaches further afield, or ones with more amenities if that's what you're after, but these two were perfect for our needs.
We had a great time and would happily book the villa for another holiday in the algarve if we decide to visit again!
Thank you Marie!
Response from maria lopes - 10/24/2011
Firstable i would like to thank you for your lovely words and especially for the time you spend to keep informed our future customers about the Richard's villa and the region, I'm sure it will make the difference!! So, thanks again !
Richard's villa was already awarded three time from Trip Advisor and FlipKey ( rated excellent, top vacation rental and recommend villa) and I'm proud of it, but I didn't do it alone !! I won... thanks to you all !!! You help me everyday to make it better and to make you feel comfortable and it 's all that I want, because I love what I'm doing.
I would love to see you again and your parents and especially Bea !!
ALL MY BEST TO YOU !
London, United Kingdom
Warmest of welcomes and lovely villa
The owner, Maria, was amazing! Such a lovely lady who welcomed us into her own house while the villa was being cleaned (we arrived early) and could not do enough to make us comfortable. It was so lovely to be greeted so warmly after a long journey with a toddler. The villa was beautiful and very well equipped, with everything that we needed for a relaxing break and lots of little extras to make our stay comfortable. The weather was amazing and the beaches in the area beautiful. The villa is perfectly situated in walking distance to a lovely restaurant and a short drive to a shopping centre for food etc. The vino verdi was delicious too. Thank you Maria, we will be back xxx
Response from maria lopes - 10/05/2011
Hi Alex, as I told you were so that kind of people that we'd loved to meet again and again !! So my villa and Richard's villa will always be open for you and your family !
I wish you all the best !!
Please, give my best regards to the family Moore too and thanks a lot again for your warmest words on Tripadvisor !
I hope to see you soon !
A big kiss to Teddy ?!
Marie, Rolland and Richard
Fuimos un grupo de amigos desde Madrid a pasar una semana de vacaciones en algarve.
Maria nos esperaba con un detalle de bienvenida (¡sorpresa!), nos ha dado muy buenas indicaciones de playas, sitios que visitar, recomendaciones muy útiles, etc.
La casa es muy amplia y muy bien decorada. Verdaderamente agradable y acogedora... y claro, el jardín y la piscina: fenomenal. Hemos pasado tardes y noches muy agradables!
Response from maria lopes - 08/11/2011
Quiero agradecer os por la apreciación que me dejasteis y quiero decir os que también fuisteis un grupo de amigos muy simpáticos ! Fue con un gran placer que os recibí y estare encantada de poder ver os de nuevo.
Era la primera vez que recibía a españoles en la vivienda y por tener yo misma una costilla espanola, pues sin duda alguna me dio mucha alegria atender os !
Suerte y que os vaya bien a todos!
Ojalá hasta pronto !
A gorgeous and cosy villa with a lovely owner
We (a group of 5 friends from Switzerland) had a wonderful stay at the villa! It's very beautiful, spacious and cosy. We especially enjoyed the wonderful terrasse with the nice pool. It was always great to return to the villa from our daily trips to the outstandingly beautiful beaches and towns (everything is close by, though you definitively need a car in the algarve)and we enjoyed many nice barbecues (with super-fresh fish from the close-by shop). Everyone can see that Marie enjoys her job as a landlady very much: all the nice details regarding the interior design, everything is working/functioning perfectly, she also put two very helpful visitor files together with information on all the beaches, restaurants, shopping possibilities, things to see, guides to call, maps, tours, emergency numbers etc. Thank you so much, Marie, for all your help and the warm welcome (she picked us up in albufeira). We will definitively return:-)
Response from maria lopes - 08/02/2011
Hello Maila, you were so wonderful too ! What can i tell you after your so lovely review ?!! Many thanks !!!
Yes you are right Maila, I like very much what I make and I attach a lot of importance for the fact that my tenants feels good. For me it's not a job, but a pleasure to meet people coming from all of the world so pleasant like you !
I wish you all the best for you and your friends and hope to see you soon in Portugal or why not in Switzerland !
Take care of you !
Marie, Rolland and Richard
London, United Kingdom
From the moment we arrived at Faro airport, Maria and her family made us feel very welcome. Nothing was too much trouble - particularly given the fact that our flight was delayed more than eight hours! Throughout the week, Maria was available if we needed her, but also respected our privacy so that we could enjoy the villa and the surroundings.
The villa is faultless - the attention to detail in terms of layout and decor were just fantastic; it really made it feel like home away from home (albeit a lot warmer!). There's plenty of space for up to eight people - the rooms are a good size and there's plenty of seating available in the house as well as beside the pool.
The villa has everything you need - towels, linen, kitchen equipment, bbq, pool etc. It was also in very good condition and very, very clean.
Being out of town this is the perfect location if you just want to relax and lay by the pool, bbq and chill out. The large shopping mall - Algarve shopping - is about a 15 minute walk down a dirt track, past farmland and alongside the new five star hotel that's being built next to the vineyard. But, unless you're a keen walker, you would need to organise car hire or cabs. We used Miralgarve cab company who were very good.
Richard's Villa is a lovely escape, and we highly recommend it for a quiet and very enjoyable stay!
Response from maria lopes - 07/18/2011
Dear Wharnsby Family,
I would like to thank you for your kind review, who I'm sure will helpful our future renters !
Let me thank you again for taking so care of our villa if it was yours !
You were wonderful people and we were very happy to meet you.
I wish you all the best and hope to see you again for a next time !
Take care of you all !
Our bests regards from Portugal !
Lovely villa in a quiet location with wonderful owners
We have just returned from a weeks stay at Richards Villa and we had a brilliant time.
Maria and her family were very welcoming and couldn't do enough for us.
We arrived at the villa later than expected as we had an eight and half hour flight delay so Maria and her husband dropped us off at a restaurant, they were so helpful. On our first full day Maria's husband even took our men to their to the golf course where they had book a round, I'd say that all this was far beyond the 'call of duty'
We do hope to visit again.
Response from maria lopes - 07/04/2011
Dear Wharnsby family,
You were wonderful and i would like to thank you so much for those emotional words !
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very peasant summer
and hope to see you very quickly again.
All the best !!
Une villa superbe, tout confort, dans une région magnifique et ecore très ensolleillée en octobre !
L'accueil chaleureux des propriétaires est incomparable !
Response from maria lopes - 11/08/2010
Merci a vous tous !! Vous étiez aussi tous très charmants.
Nous serons ravis de vous revoir une prochaine fois.
Maria & Brendan
very relaxing eveything to hand & close to gale beach
Marie meet us at the airport even though we had hired a car just to make location of the villa easier. She made us feel very welcome and was always at hand if we needed help. The position of the villa is close to everything but is in a very quiet location which was perfect for our requirements. I will definately return.
Response from maria lopes - 09/28/2010
Thanks Maria, I really appreciate to meet you and I hope to see you soon ! You are very welcome !! My best regards. Marie
Very pleasant Villa
Very pleasant Villa. Lots of space and amazing pool.
Ideal soice for holidays with children
Response from maria lopes - 09/22/2010
Dear Mr Sebastiao
Thank you for your kind review, you are welcome back With your family !
Big house with great outdoor pool. Very comfortable and extremely well located close to the beaches + hot spots like albufeira and Villamoura + 10 min walk from the biggest algarve shopping mall.
The house is fully equipped and the owner is really nice and did an unforgettable welcome to us !
Discover it and you will enjoy !!
Response from maria lopes - 09/19/2010
Thanks a lot for your kind review, we really would like to see you again soon. So you are always welcome at any time ! Sincerly. Marie
Simply the best for rest and to make your mind off the city activity,every thing was clean and the sun always with us
really nice communication with the owners of the villa
I recommand !
thanks for all we'll be back
Response from maria lopes - 09/16/2010
Thank you, for your review, we do our best to make all our guests feel welcome and happy. We are looking forward to see you and your familly very soon. Best regards from Marie, Rolland, Richard and Canelle
Richard's villa is beautifully furnished with every confort.
Located in a quiet area but close to albufeira with its pretty beaches, nice marina and its charming restaurants.
We appreciated the "Vinho Verde" upon arrival.
Owners were so friendly. We'll come back soon!
Response from maria lopes - 09/14/2010
Thank you so much Melina for taking the time to comment. It was a pleasure to have you and Roberto here. I look forward to your return very soon !
very nice and charming villa
we rented this villa in july we were 2 adults and 2 childrens,the villa is so well decorated,the parents room is on suite with mosaique bathroom,swiming pool big enough,living room with open view to the swiming pool,we had a fantastic stay,the villa is well situated not far from the main shopping mall,and guia a typical portugues village,you will need a car, i recommand this villa we had a fantastic stay and a special thank you to Marie the property owner she made our stay so pleasant.
Response from maria lopes - 09/11/2010
Thank you for your kind review, you are welcome back any time as we will have always availability for you.
FRANCOIS & TANIA
A beautifull house including a nice swimmspool with a top Service , customer dedicated . Thank you .
Response from maria lopes - 09/05/2010
Hello François, Thank you for your kind review, you are very welcome back at any time !! Regards Marie
Quiet and charming
A beautiful 3 bedrooms villa with all confort and space. The owners are very friendly and do their best to ease the stay and to advise nice places to visit. We will come back in 2011.
Response from maria lopes - 09/05/2010
Dear Mr Hottiaux,
Thanks a lot for your review, and will do our best for your new stay in 2011. We will appreciate to see you again.
Kinds regards Marie