Villa of the Month

Villa of the Month | Quinta Mansao, Algarve

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Our villa of the month is the sensational Quinta Mansao in Quinta do Lago, Algarve, Portugal.

A stunning contemporary build that has a traditional feel with seven bedrooms, all en-suite – its perfect for families and friends. This villa is beautifully decorated, luxurious and roomy. The gardens are immaculate and idea for a spot of sunbathing, relaxing and swimming with a large, heated infinity pool which has superb views. It’s air conditioned, has cable TV with plenty of UK channels and a state-of-the-art cinema room that wouldn’t be out of place in Steven Spielberg’s home!  You’ll love the outdoor dining area, terrific for barbecues, cocktails and long lazy lunches.

This is a villa to relax in and to truly enjoy the luxuries of life.

If you can bear to leave this fabulous villa you’ll find plenty do in the area.

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What to see and do nearby

Golf courses – of course!  All year round there are five championship golf courses.  Wonderful sandy beaches with plenty of watery activities.

The nearby town of Faro has a lovely waterfront promenade and a fabulous shopping area. Explore its cobbled streets, take a guided tour, browse at the boutiques, dine al fresco in the sun round the harbour and soak up the ambiance in this lovely location.

Back at your villa, enjoy the gorgeous terrace and garden with a glass of local wine and with several vineyards close by, why not book a tasting and vineyard tour and buy direct (it always seems to taste better when you know the provenance!).  Head to Quinta dos Vales wine estate where they make award winning wines and offer a delicious wine tasting and tour.

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Albufeira is close by and great for days out with boat trips, dolphin watching, super restaurants and fabulous beaches. It’s a lively town and you’re spoiled for choice with things to do here.

Why we love Villa Quinta Mansao

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  • Fantastic location with everything you need close by
  • Gorgeous infinity pool
  • State of the art cinema room
  • Lovely barbecue area in a beautiful garden
  • Perfect spaces for sunbathing and cocktails under the stars
  • Light and roomy, millionaire style décor
  • All seven bedrooms are en-suite – what luxury!
  • Maid service so you really get to relax

Book your Villa Quinta Mansao holiday now… for people who love luxury

Fall in love with the charms of Quinta do Lago, Algarve, Portugal

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Once the location for an isolated farmhouse, Quinta do Lago is now the Algarve’s leading resort. In its superb location close to the ocean, surrounded by pine forests, it is unique, luxurious and authentic. It’s also great for families.
There are resorts within the resorts and it’s the setting for some of the most beautiful villas in the world. Spectacular golf courses, fabulous facilities from yachting to big game fishing, horse riding, superb restaurants and tempting shops make Quinta do Lago one of the premier resorts in Europe.
Here are just a few of our favourite venues for the whole family to enjoy when you stay at one of our gorgeous villas at Quinta do Lago:
Artur’s Watersports
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Based in the Ria Formosa Natural Park – classed as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Portugal, this is a great place for the whole family. A water sports academy offers a variety of lake-based water sports including sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, stand up paddling and pedalos. At Quinta do Lago beach enjoy adrenaline thrills with rides such as such as jet skis, water skiing, wake boarding and a banana boat trip.
If you’re after a bit more of a relaxing time, explore Ria Formosa Natural Park with its protected lagoon, and discover its unique natural heritage. Take a bike ride, tour by canoe or walk, there are guided tours that will reveal the fauna and flora of this carefully preserved unique ecosystem and local traditional activities, such as salt harvesting and traditional fishing.
Go-karting
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If you’re looking for something a bit different, a 5-minute drive from Quinta do Lago you’ll find Karting Amancil, the Algarve’s premier go-karting track. The late motor-racing ace Ayrton Senna was a frequent visitor to Quinta do Lago, describing it as one of the few places he could truly relax and unwind in privacy. He even inaugurated the track at Karting Amancil, so you’re following in the tracks of the truly great here!
A direct copy of the Formula 1 track in Brazil, Senna’s home country, the go-karting circuit is 760m long and more than 7 metres wide. It’s open all year round and is suitable for 3 years (junior go-karts) and upwards

 

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Quinta’s shopping mall is filled with trendy boutiques and specialist shops. There are several restaurants to take a break and an authentic Portuguese supermarket for stocking up on delicious specialities. Shop for specialities like gorgeous pottery in local towns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dine out in style
Famous for its many delectable restaurants, it’s hard to pick favourites but here are few we think are really irresistible:

Koko Lane: from mouth-watering breakfasts to daily bistro specials, the extensive menu is good for any time of the day. Located at Quinta da Lago’s driving range, there’s a traditional wood-fired oven where scrumptious pizzas are created and a play area as well as an ice-cream shop. They also do a takeaway service for when you want to have a delish picnic.

The Cheeky Pup: An Irish gastropub with a fun and friendly atmosphere. The Cheeky Pup serves fine wines, craft beers and food all day and has a lovely outdoor terrace. Live music in the evening and a great children’s menu. As this place has been an instant hit, its best to reserve in advance.

Bovino Steakhouse: The the most exclusive steakhouse in Quinta, excellent food and very smart surroundings. The two persons ‘Bovino Signature Cuts Experience’ is terrific and kids are catered for with a well thought out children’s menu and play area.

Dano’s: A brand-new sports bar and restaurant situated at the Campus in Quinta. Quality food and drink served alongside the fast paced action of the Tennis courts.  Time here is well spent watching a multitude of televised sporting events or chilling out in the Evening listening to the Live Music.

Villa of the month | Driftwood Quinta do Lago, Algarve, Portugal

Villa of the month | Driftwood Quinta do Lago, Algarve, Portugal

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There isn’t a single villa in our portfolio at Palmer & Parker that doesn’t completely fit the term luxurious – it’s what we do, villas for people who love luxury.

We visit every villa and inspect every little thing – we want to make sure that when you book with us, you’re really getting the best of the best and Villa Driftwood certainly is just that.

Va va voom to Villa Driftwood for a dream vacation

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Airy and light filled rooms are furnished with tasteful pieces and have top of the range designer good looks. The four gorgeous bedrooms are spacious and two of them have lovely balconies, and all have ensuite bathrooms. The kitchen is fabulous, you might not want to cook while you’re here because the choice of restaurants is terrific, but you may not be able to resist a little chef-ing in this super room. Or dine al fresco, there is a magnificent outdoor living room and a dining terrace with built in barbecue. Of course, you’ll want to take a dip in the large, heated pool, and maybe a work out in the gym, and a steam in the sauna. This is the ultimate feel good villa, a place to relax, reenergise and recharge.

When it’s time to chill, you’re truly spoiled here. If you can tear yourself from the swanky cinema room, then you could be teeing off on the San Lorenzo golf course, right on your doorstep. This is one of the most sought out areas of the famous resort of Quinto do Lago and there are award winning golf course options galore.

Loads to do at Quinto do Lago

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Or maybe you’ll feel like a wander to the beach just 5 minutes away. Praia do Ancao has a long golden sandy beach, top class restaurants such as the famous Gigis as well as plenty of bars, loads of nautical sports, shops and boutiques and shady pine trees – what’s not to love.

When it comes to gastronomy, this area has oodles of charm and tons of choice. One of the most popular restaurants, The Shack, attracts the likes of Holly Willoughby, Coleen Rooney and Peter Jones (who all love to holiday in the Algarve) – and if its good enough for the fearsome Dragon of the Den, we’re pretty sure it must be something special.

Or, why not just put your feet up, lie out in the sun in the tranquil back garden and enjoy your break at one of the finest villas in the Algarve.

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Why we love Villa Driftwood:

  • We’d never want to leave the cinema room
  • The heated pool is just so enticing
  • Overlooking San Lorenzo golf course – simply superb
  • Close to some of the best restaurants in the Algarve
  • Dining al fresco here is an intoxicating experience – really beautiful day or night
  • Gorgeous home décor and uber luxurious living
  • Right by a magnificent beach
  • We love the Sauna and Gym, perfect way to start the day!

Details: Sleeps 8, maid service and uber luxurious: Villa Driftwood