View of the house from the poolChill-out area no.1
Beautiful Villa w/ pool, tennis, and beach at 450m
Beautiful Villa w/ pool, tennis, and beach at 450m
10 guests
7 bedrooms
10 beds
5 baths
10 guests
7 bedrooms
10 beds
5 baths
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
10 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Casa Almanchar is a luxury villa located just 450m away from the vast, 14km long, golden-sand beach of Meia-Praia, in Lagos, Algarve. Offering plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces and activities, it is the perfect house for relaxed family or group holidays, and ideal for children to play around in safety.

The space

Casa Almanchar is a private family owned home in its 4th generation, and has charming indoor and outdoor characteristics. It is an example of 1940's regional architecture, and in it you will find plenty of rooms and spaces where you can ease off and have the perfect holiday. Its main characteristics are:

INSIDE: A living room with cable TV and fireplace; a dining area with table that can sit 10 guests; a library with couches and a working desk; a fully equipped kitchen, with one extra fridge just for drinks, one extra freezer, two cooking stoves and ovens, a firstline coffee machine, along with toasters, slicers, ice machine, microwaves, etc; two en-suite rooms with fireplace; all rooms but one have access to a patio that surrounds the house.

OUTSIDE: an eating area with BBQ facilities and two tables, each sitting 10 guests; two "chill-out" areas where you can lay down and take a break from the sun; a swimming pool (there is maintenance one a week); a tennis court of synthetic grass, which can be converted into a soccer field; a patio that runs around the house, with benches and and gardens throughout (there is a gardener once a week); parking space with 4/5 car capacity.
FOR THE COOKING LOVERS: Casa Almanchar has plenty of seasonal fruit trees (apples, figs, pomegranates, lemons, loquats and pine nuts) and a garden where organic crops grow throughout the year. If the fruits are ripe, you are welcome to pick them from trees. If you book with enough time in advance, you can request your own crops (ex: herbs, cucumber, carrot, pumpkin, or many types of tomatoes - we recommend the local specialty "coração de boi"), and we will try our best to have them ready by the time you move in!
There is also a firewood oven which you can use upon request.

Other things to note

GREATEST LOCATION: Casa Almanchar is quietly nested within a walled 7.500m2 area surrounded by pines and cypresses, providing the greatest tranquility and privacy possible, while being located just outside the center of Lagos, and at walkable distances to Meia Praia (a 14 km long golden sand beach), supermakets and everything you need. This villa is 55 km away from Faro International Airport, and is served by highway (A-22), just 4 km away from the old town centre of Lagos. Within 30 km westward, there are plenty internationally famous surf beaches of the Portuguese Southwestern Atlantic coast. Within 10km eastward, there is the famous Ria de Alvor, a marvellous aquatic nature reserve, with plenty of maritime wildlife, and ideal for Kitesurf lovers, as well as the charming port town of Alvor. It is also a mere 1 km away from Marina of Lagos, a modern yacht dock with restaurants and bars, where you can rent boats or buy tickets for deep seafishing, dolphin "seafari" or book visits to the famous rock caves that spread from Praia Dona Ana till Ponta da Piedade. Casa Almanchar is also located less than 1 km away from the beautiful 27 hole Palmares Golf course.
Lagos is a charming old sea town, which has undergone recent major improvements and renovations, with plenty of leisure and culture to offer (it was an important sea port of the Portuguese maritime expansion period), and apart from maritime attractions, you can check out its museums, castle, many old churches, a vivid 1924 fish market, and even what used to be a 16th century slave market, which is nowadays an art gallery and memorial to the many lives lost in slave trade.
Lagos is also famous for its nightlife, with the best offer of vibrant restaurants, bars and discos, in case you have dancing feet or feel like going out for a drink at night. Many of the best places with live music are also located throughout Meia Praia, working as beach bars during the day, and open air feet-on-the sand music bars at night.

We will be happy to offer more and personalized recommendations upon request.


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Cleaning Fee $203 NZD
Security Deposit $508 NZD
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Leave the house just like you found it, and feel free to ask if you have any questions during your stay. Free wi-fi is provided, but it might not cover the entire area of the house and spaces outside. The modem is located near the TV, so in those areas the signal will be stronger. There is fire extinguishing equipment and smoke detectors, and please mind for the danger of fire and avoid placing candles or leaving cigarettes anywhere near the pine woods.

Smoking is allowed outside.


Safety features
Carbon monoxide detector

5 nights minimum stay

9 Reviews

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Peter User Profile
July 2017
Rita's place is just about perfect for a bigger group. The outside areas were amazing with the covered eating area, sitting area, the pool and the sports court that converts into a soccer field. The inside has nice common areas and 7 bedrooms. It stays cool enough that air conditioning is not needed. The location is amazing and is within walking distance to the beach and town.

Susan User Profile
June 2017
Lovely spacious Vila with quiet areas to sit Good secluded spot yet near to beach and marina with just a short walk We managed well without a car A super supermarket just opened 15 mins walk away

Barbara User Profile
October 2016
The place is simply fantastic. The stunning architecture along with the self-evident equipment and perfect infrastructure made us all feel very much at home indeed. We enjoyed house, pool, tennis and football court - had breakfast and bbq's in the enchanting courtyard and eased off in the numerous hideaways the place offers. Beaches and surf-spots nearby are fabulous as well. Every question we had was instantly answered by Rita - we felt welcomed and in good hands from the beginning. We all would very much like to stay there again - it was a most splendid week. Thx for that.

Viviana User Profile
October 2016
Rita's family home is clearly a special place that has been treated with love and care over the years. We were a group of friends reuniting in the Algarve and loved having the home as a base to relax and cook meals in, as well as explore the area from. It was easy to drive to all the necessities - grocery store, town, etc. but the town can also be reached on foot. The house is spacious and although it is not completely modern, it has loads of character and everything required for a good time. There are enough beds, showers, linens, and tableware/kitchen items for a big group which made our stay that much more comfortable and easy. It was especially nice to have all the private outdoor space to roam around in as well. Thanks Rita!
Rita & Martim User Profile
Response from Rita & Martim:
Thank you Viviana for the review and tips!
October 2016

Dimas User Profile
July 2016
Amazing, cosy and with personality.

Benji User Profile
June 2015
We arrived to find that Rita had left us a bottle of wine, cheese and honey. She could not have been more helpful and welcoming. The villa was amazing, I have already tried to re-book it for this summer but sadly it is booked up until September. I have stayed around Lagos for the last 10 years and this villa by far has been the best in location, aesthetics and facilities. Thank you, and look forward to staying next summer, Benji
Rita & Martim User Profile
Response from Rita & Martim:
Thank You Benji! Hope to see you very, very soon!
June 2015

Sven User Profile
June 2016
Die Villa hat wirklich Stiel und ist sehr schön angelegt. Wir waren mit drei Familien mit drei Kindern und es hat genügend Zimmer (meist mit anliegendem Badezimmer), Platz und Möglichkeiten. Leider ist das Haus etwas in die Jahre gekommen, was auch für die Küche (z.B. Geschirrspüler) gilt; gewisse Renovationen täten dem Haus gut. Ansonsten fühlt man sich wirklich sehr wohl.

Lisbon, PortugalJoined in July 2013
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