A CHIC SEASIDE DESTINATION
Set in a secluded enclave among pine woodlands, Quinta Algarvia feels worlds away from the bustle of Algarve. But the quiet setting belies its central location: this rambling villa is only 5km away from the region’s golden beaches. There are five bedrooms, a chic pool, manicured gardens and an open-air terrace and barbeque.
Right in the centre of the Golden Triangle just outside Quinta do Lago estate, this stylish seaside retreat is surrounded by pine woodlands, palm trees and lush greenery. It feels cut off from everyone and everything but in fact, it's only 5km away from Algarve's famed golden beaches.
The villa, a rustic house painted white with traditional terracotta roof tiles is large with five bedrooms, an open-air terrace and barbeque, a steam room and its own gym.
Inside the interiors are contemporary, decorated in elegant creams and caramels. The living space takes its inspiration from a giant print of Gustav Klimt's The Kiss, the gold of the Klimt painting picked up in detailing on the cushions and reflected in the mirrored and glass furniture. There are beautifully chosen decorative objéts - glass vases filled with translucent shells, mosaic dishes, even a vintage gramophone with sparkling silver horn - and abstract ceramics scattered throughout. The room also benefits from a beautiful pale stone fireplace and cool marble floor tiles.
WHAT TO DO
What really sets this villa apart is its enviable location within a stone's throw of Quinta do Lago. Here you'll find a five-star hotel and many top-notch restaurants, plus an equestrian centre, 72-holes of championship golf, tennis clubs and an array of water sports. But Quinta do Lago also embraces part of the Ria Formosa, a protected nature reserve of lagoons, channels, salt marshes and islands. If you're after peace and quiet, you'll certainly find it here.
✔ 5 BEDROOMS / SLEEPS 10
✔ Gated property
✔ Self-contained private gym with a treadmill, cross trainer and exercise bike
✔ Steam room and outdoor hot tub
✔ Huge swimming pool with shower
✔ Paperback library, and a selection of toys and games for young children
✔ Air-conditioning and under ﬂoor heating
✔ Kitchen essentials
✔ Top-class audio-visual equipment, including Flat screen TV, DVD player, iPod music system and Nintendo Wii game console
✔ iPad, printer and Wi-Fi access
✔ Five large bedrooms, all with their own en-suite bathroom or shower room
✔ High quality bed linen
✔ Luxury towels, pool towels and bathrobes
✔ Molton Brown Toiletries
GREAT FOR: BEACH / GOLF
TRANSFER: FROM FARO AIRPORT - 20 MINUTES
FROM LISBON AIRPORT - 150 MINUTES