Villa of the Month | Cliff Top, Albufeira, Algarve

Villa of the Month | Cliff Top, Albufeira, Algarve

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Our villa of the month is simply sensational. Villa Cliff Top is uber luxurious, perched on top of a cliff as the name suggest, with the most amazing sea views…

Stunning villa Albufeira, Algarve

This stunning villa in Albufeira oozes style, comfort and sophistication. Villa Cliff Top sleeps 16 people in luxury. There are 5 bedrooms in the main house plus a separate guest houses with three bedrooms. With plenty of room for family and friends and loads of space for your own me-time.

While cooking might not be what you first think of doing when on holiday relaxing, especially as in this area there’s a ton of delicious options for eating out, you might be tempted here. Wait until you see the professional kitchen and terrific outdoor cooking area – it’s inspiring and fabulous.

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Overlooking the ocean, giving you spectacular views, is an open plan living and dining area. From the garden there’s a pathway leading right out on to the bright golden sandy beach. There are outdoor entertainment areas, a large swimming pool with its own bar, jacuzzi, a fully equipped gym and a games room.

What to see and do nearby

For the adventurous and those who like to explore, you won’t be short of things to do here. Close by and highly recommended is Parque Aventura, an outdoor climbing space. Move through the trees, enjoying the excitement of zip lines, rope bridges, skateboards and much more. The staff are always on hand to give advice and help choose the right course for you depending on age and ability.

Discover the mysteries of the oceans at the Algarve’s best family theme park, Zoomarine Algarve.  Dolphins, seals and sea lions, plus tropical birds and birds of prey will keep the whole family entertained. There is also an amazing aquarium with sharks, a 4D Cinema, swimming pools and a new beach attraction, it will make your visit to Zoomarine unforgettable. www.zoomarine.pt

Retail therapy more your thing? Then Algarve Shopping Mall is the place to go. With lots of well-known retailers mixed in with designer boutiques, food courts, and places to sit and rest while watching the large televisions, you could easily spend a few hours here – shopping paradise!

Why we love Cliff Top villa…

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Entertainment room – loads of fun for everyone

Pool with bar – fabulous for entertaining

Beautiful interior design

Breath taking views out to the ocean

Great shopping facilities close by

Beach accessible from the garden – it doesn’t get much better than that!

Details for Villa Cliff Top

 

 

Enjoy a brilliant Christmas getaway in the Algarve

Enjoy a brilliant Christmas getaway in the Algarve

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There’s still time to book your Christmas getaway in the Algarve this year and enjoy golden sands, winter sunshine and a luxury break, the perfect way to end the year.

Imagine waking up to blue skies and temperatures of up to 18˚C instead of grey skies and drizzle. It’s the perfect climate for a game of golf – and in the Algarve you’re truly spoiled for choice when it comes to courses. Or how about a game of tennis, a walk on the beach, lunch outdoors in the sun, a dip in the pool, aperitifs on a terrace under the stars…

Christmas in Portugal

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Typically presents are opened on Christmas Eve instead of Christmas Day in Portugal. Christmas trees are common and nativity scenes are treasured, in fact the world’s largest nativity scene can be seen in Santa Maria da Feira, south of Porto, it covers around 3.5 hectares and features more than 7,000 figures.

There’s a lively atmosphere in the Algarve at this time of the year and its become more and more popular with tourists with more hotels and restaurants remaining open all year round. Though it’s not bikini on the beach weather, typically there are ten days of rain in December, the climate is mild enough for T-shirts in the day, jumpers or jackets in the evening.

Fabulous food plays a starring role at Christmas in the Algarve. Although salted cod fish is a traditional favourite for the Christmas meal in Portugal, turkey is quite usual now. If you’re in the Algarve at Christmas you’ll be able to buy all the ingredients for a traditional roast Christmas dinner  in supermarkets and butchers.

Enjoy the freshest seafood – “caldeirada” is a local favourite, seafood steamed in a traditional pan. Tempt your taste buds with olives, cheese and bread, and delicious deserts including the famous Dom Rodrigo, an almond delight. Local wines are starting to get noticed as in the last few years, production has undergone an evolution – fine red, white and rosé wines can be tasted and bought at the vineyards as well as the local shops.

What to do in the Algarve at Christmas

Boxing Day isn’t celebrated in Portugal and is the perfect day to get a round of golf in! With 42 nine or 18-hole, all year round courses, most designed by renowned architects, suitable for all levels and budgets, some of them in the top 100 best courses in the world, golfers will have a ball.

Take a wander, cycle or boat ride in the Ria Formosa Nature park, a unique lagoon system. There is also the Costa Vicentina Natural Park with its steep cliffs, beaches, sand dunes and mountains. And if you’ve a head for heights, the Monchique Mountains are the highest point in the Algarve and home to lots of wildlife.

Enjoy a stroll on a sandy beach, perfect for blowing the winter blues away – there are more than 100 beaches in the Algarve.

Explore historic towns and cities, Lagos for instance is a fascinating gem which dates to the Roman period. With many architectural features, cultural venues, restaurants and shops galore, it makes for a superb trip. Albufeira is the most lively of the towns in the Christmas season and especially on New Year’s Eve when there are festivities galore.

Indulge in a spa session – you’re on holiday after all. At Monchique there are wonderful natural thermal treatments on offer and many of the hotels have spa facilities.

Relax at your gorgeous Algarve Villa

At Palmer & Parker we specialise in the very best of the best of holiday rentals in the area. Luxurious and gorgeous, all our villas have pools, maid service, fabulous facilities, and are decorated to the highest standards. Some villas even provide cooks so that you can really take time out to indulge.

Take a look at our wonderful selection of magnificent holiday villas in the Algarve and if you would like more information, recommendations and help – please don’t hesitate to contact us, we want your holiday to be the best it can possibly be.

Photos featured 1: Villa Timosa, Vale do Lobo Close, on the Ocean Golf Course, near the beach , restaurants and facilities. 2: Villa Driftwood, Quinta do Lago with a gym, sauna, cinema room and everything to keep the whole family entertained. 3 Villa Talitha, Vilamoura, bordering the Vila Sol Golf Course with views out to 24th Hole. 4. Villa 22, Vilamoura, a brand-new luxury-built villa on the world-famous Victoria Golf Course.

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: Fanchonniere, Tourettes-sur-Loup, south of France

Villa of the Month: Fanchonniere, Tourettes-sur-Loup, south of France

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Between the azure blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains of the Alpes Maritime, the Provencal town of Tourettes-sur-Loup is at the centre of the “golden triangle” Nice, Grasse, Antibes. Our villa of the month is next to Tourettes-sur-Loup, with wonderful views across to another gorgeous medieval but less well-known village – Le Bar-sur-Loup.

Gorgeous villa in Tourettes-sur-Loup Provence

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This captivating holiday home is located in stunning French countryside with gorgeous views. It’s set in half an acre of gardens in which to chill, play boules on the floodlit court, take a dip in the large pool and soak up the scents of Provence.

When you wake up in the morning and open those grand French windows onto a view you’ll never forget, the sun shining down from a Wedgewood blue sky, you can’t help but feel that it doesn’t get better than this.

If you can drag yourself away from the tranquil, private surroundings of this 4-bedroom (sleeps 7) dream villa, there’s loads to do. At just 40 minutes from Nice airport, a 20-minute drive to the beautiful beaches of the Cote d’Azur and close to the perfume capital Grasse. Vence and Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Monaco, Cannes, they’re all close by from this central location.

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But first, head to the local village of Tourrettes-sur-Loup, one of the most beautiful in the region. Set on a rocky outcrop, the sun-soaked medieval town is totally charming. Cobbled streets wrap around an impressive castle, little alleyways lead you hither and thither, past vine covered courtyards and enchanting doors that make you want to peep inside. The streets are filled with galleries and pretty boutiques, the “village of violets” as it’s known, will steal your heart. There are lots of excellent restaurants here and the Wednesday morning market is superb, a photographer’s dream.

We love the Villa Fanchonniere for

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The gorgeous pool with jet stream

The outdoor entertaining area – perfect for aperitifs and barbecues under the starry Mediterrannean sky

Cool chic bedrooms where you’ll sleep in luxury

It’s superb location in Tourettes-sur-Loup but close to the very best of the French Riviera

Floodlit petanque court, standing here with a glass of chilled local rosé, enjoying a relaxing game of boules – priceless.

Details for Villa Fanchonniere

 

Villa of the month: Canavial, Porto do Mos, Lagos, Algarve Portugal

Villa of the month: Canavial, Porto do Mos, Lagos, Algarve Portugal

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Here at Palmer & Parker, we bring you only the finest holiday homes and in the Algarve we have a lot of superb villas, all with pools and maid service, they are the best of the best.

The Algarve is known for its beautiful beaches and superb climate which makes it an all-year round destination. Add to this a family friendly ambiance, great gastronomy, delicious wines, pretty villages and an enticing coastline with lots of sports and world class golf courses – and it’s an idyllic place for a holiday.

Villa Canavial, Lagos

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This beautiful villa has 4 bedrooms in a brand new contemporary house built with chic elegance, it totally lives up to our “best of the best” tag. There’s also a bedroom in an independent apartment with separate access – perfect for two families.

There is a stylish and very luxurious interior with exquisite furnishings and cool panache. There are large patio doors on almost all the rooms which fills the space with light and allows the sun to flood in. But, with the excellent latest modern heat exchange technology which provides for cooling/heating through the floors, you won’t overheat.

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This gorgeous villa is perfect for socialising with a 12m heated pool with infinity overview on two sides with sea views, hammocks dotted around the garden and built in barbecue. There’s also internet TV with UK channels, Wi-Fi of course, a chill out area for cosy evenings and outdoor fireplace with comfy seating.

The kitchen has everything you need to prepare a meal in style, whilst enjoying the sea views for when you’re not enjoying the restaurants within walking distance or in nearby Lagos or at the fabulous (Blue Flag) beaches of Porto de Mos, just a 5-minute walk away.

Lagos

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From Villa Canavial it’s just 15 minutes from Lagos, a historic town encircled by 16th century walls. It’s a joy to roam the picturesque, cobbled lanes and piazzas. You’ll find plenty of good restaurants, bars and a vibrant nightlife with appeal for people of all ages. The coast line here is renowned for its dramatic cliffsides, Praia don Ana beach is one of the most impressive in Portugal. The crystal blue waters and silky golden sands of several beaches are within walking distance of the town

Why we love Villa Canavial

In a prime location, 5 minutes’ walk to a great beach

Fabulous pool

Family friendly

Walking distance to shops and restaurants

15 minutes from lovely Lagos

Beautifully designed – a millionaire style home

Find out more here: Villa Canavial

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10 Reasons to holiday in the Algarve

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  1. 300 days of sunshine

The south of Portugal is ideal for holidays all year round thanks to mild winters, hot summers, and warm springs and autumns.

  1. Brilliant beaches

The Algarve is home to some of the best beaches in Europe. Endless golden sands, great waves, beachside bars, water sports and perfect sunbathing conditions. There are 88 Blue Flag beaches (certified by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) that meet its stringent standards) that cater for a variety of interests. And for those who love to seek out the unique and unusual, head for the Beangil Caves (top photo) near Lagoa. Whether you’re a sun worshipper or avid water sport enthusiast, there is a beach for everyone to enjoy here from families to surfers, golfers and honeymooners. And if you’re looking for the ideal holiday home, just check out our gorgeous luxury villas, you won’t be disappointed.

  1. Golf

A terrific collection of first class championship courses and amazing resorts strung along the sun-kissed coastline make the Algarve a par-fect place for golfers. We’ve got some truly amazing holiday rentals where the very best golf courses are, you’ll be welcomed for a game, membership not required.

Details: http://www.visitgolfalgarve.com

  1. Stunning holiday villas

Indulge in a memorable break in one of our exquisite holiday villas. They all have swimming pools, maid service and truly deserve the label “luxury”, we’re what the term dream holiday is all about.

  1. Easy to get to

At just over two hours away from most of Europe’s major cities and with quick efficient transfers from Faro airport to all tourist destinations the Algarve makes for a stress-free visit, perfect not just for longer holidays but for weekends too.

  1. Gastronomy

Inspired by Mediterranean style cuisine, the Algarve is a foodie paradise for fish and shellfish. There are loads of food festivals and fairs celebrating the regions’ gastronomy where you can sample local delicacies and join in the fun.  The annual traditional Sausage Fair of Monchique in March is a famously tasty event and August is seafood festival season in the Algarve – don’t miss the Portimão Sardine Festival and the Olhão Seafood Festival.

  1. Authentic local cuisine

The Algarve boasts the most Michelin Star restaurants Portugal with 8 Michelin starred restaurants. Many of the local restaurants in the towns and villages offer extensive menus made with locally sourced produce and ingredients. Portugal’s southernmost region is perfect for vines and the region makes some fabulous wines. Major towns that lend their names to the region’s four wine DOCs are Lagos, Portimão, Lagoa and Tavira. For these traditional wines, the main white grapes are Arinto, Malvasia Fina, Manteúdo and Síria, and for the reds Castelão and Negra Mol. More recently, new wine estates are making regional Algarve wine from national and international grapes: Syrah, Aragonez and Cabernet Sauvignon, Alvarinho, Chardonnay, Viognier…

  1. Great for nature lovers, hikers and cyclists

The Algarve is home to some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in Europe. Walk along the marked trails or cycle the rural routes that run through the mountain borders for stunning views. Nature lovers will love the birding hotspots such as the Castro Marim wetlands, the Ria Formosa and Lagoa dos Salgados. See the tourist office website for some awesome routes for hikers and riders.

  1. Culture

There’s loads for art and music lovers to enjoy with cultural events throughout the year. Art galleries are located in most towns as well as concerts, theatre productions and dance shows. Moorish influences are evident in the narrow streets and chimneys with varied shapes and designs which can also be seen in the local ceramics. Churches and castles built in previous centuries reflect a rich culture steeped in history. Local cultural artworks are to be found and preserved in museums in the major coastal centres and in smaller inland towns throughout the region.

  1. Arts and crafts

Discover a wealth of traditional and modern art and crafts, including embroidery and ceramics. The best pottery to be found in the Algarve is in the village of Porches where you can watch the artisans hand painting the pottery. Paintings, sculptures, baskets and leather goods made locally can all be bought in the boutiques in towns and villages throughout the Algarve.

Useful websites

www.visitalgarve.pt

www.visitportugal.com

 

Super special offers for Summer 2018 on villa rentals in Portugal and France

Super special offers for Summer 2018 on villa rentals in Portugal and France
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Escape to the summer sun and enjoy a holiday at a luxury holiday villa to create memories you’ll cherish.
Scrumptious food, delicious wines, beautiful beaches and wonderful countryside, summer in Portugal and France are about lazy days, relaxing in the sun and taking a real break.
Enjoy these super special offers for Summer 2018…
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Wow factor overload at Sao Nemesio, Praia d’Oura, near Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal (top photo). A spectacular seafront villa with amazing sea views, private access to the beach, golf courses on the doorstep, a big pool in the gorgeous gardens complete with waterfall – it’s the stuff of dream holidays. Sleeping 12 in indulgent luxury. And, now for the temptation – 10% discount off all remaining dates in July, August and September. Book now to avoid disappointment!
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Villa Orquida, Quinta do Lago, Algarve, Portugal, is a beautiful big house. It sleeps 12, with fantastic pool and outdoor areas and is right next to the golf course in a tranquil corner. Walking distance to restaurants and shops, this villa has oodles of charm. Book for the remaining weeks in July and we’ll give you 10% off!
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The fabulous 10 Atlantico Sul, Quinta do Lago, Algarve, Portugal sleeps 8 in sheer luxury. Wake up to gorgeous sea views, take a dip in the pool enjoy al fresco dining and indulge in the best of the area from beaches to golf courses. We’ve got a 10% discount on bookings between 28th July 2018 and 30th August 2018 – get in touch with us to find out more…
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Va va voom to the Villa Vallabonzo, near Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal – the ultimate holiday home. Sleeping 10 it has a gym, sauna, hammam and jacuzzi, brilliant clifftop location with a few steps down to the beach, shops, restaurants and bars in easy walking distance. Listening to the soft waves from the terrace with a glass of something chilled – perfection. We’re offering 10% discount off all remaining dates in July, August and September… you’re welcome!
10% discount off all remaining dates in July, August and September! Hurry, book now!!
France
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The stunning Cinq Saisons villa, Tourrettes sur Loup, Provence, South of France sleeps ten and has a huge swimming pool and child-friendly garden. It’s close to St Paul de Vence and Vence, has a lovely big pool, beach is just 25 minutes away, and is close to the medieval village of Tourettes with its narrow, cobbled streets and craft shops. We’re offering £400 a week off throughout July and August – Bons Vacances!
Please contact us to take advantage of these great offers, at: info@palmerparker.com or by phone at: +44 (0)20 3735 5818
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Villas for people who love luxury…

luxury villas in portugal

Portugal: Casa do Diana Praia da Luz, Algarve

Did you know we’ve got 46 years’ experience of bringing you the most beautiful villas in Portugal, France, Spain, Mallorca and Ibiza? We’re very proud of being a small, passionate team that specialises in only presenting you with the most luxurious and exquisite holiday rentals and a very high level of service.

Your holiday starts when you book with us, from the moment you tell us which of our stunning holidays homes you want to indulge in, we’ll make sure that everything runs smoothly so that your holiday is luxurious from start to finish.

Maid service, pools, gorgeous gardens, the most iconic locations and villas that you just don’t see for rent anywhere else – that’s what we’re about. And, if you’re looking to be spoiled rotten on holiday, we’re going to make sure that’s what you get.

Wow-factor hand-picked villas in Europe

We check out all our villas personally. We visit every one of them, check out every room and garden (and yes, we really really love our jobs here at Palmer & Parker) to make sure that what we offer you are the very best villas in Europe.

Luxury holiday villas in Portugal

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Casa dos Zefiros, Ria Formosa National Park, Algarve

In Portugal we’re truly proud to say – we have the very best villas including at the sought-after Quinta do Lago resort, famous for its championship quality golf courses. We also cover Lagos in the western Algarve and Albufeira, central Algarve.

The best holiday rentals in France

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Les Palmiers, South of France

Whether it’s a chateau in the Loire Valley, a Provencal beauty or a beach house on the sunny Cote d’Azur, our France based villas are all absolutely spectacular.

Spectacular holiday homes in Spain

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Finca Las Limas, Marbella, Spain

Spain offers a magnificent stretch of coastline and sierra from Malaga to Gibraltar – as far south and as sunny as you can get in Europe. The eastern end of Spain’s southern coast may have the skyline of Manhattan, but head further west to Marbella and you’ll find many luxurious Costa del Sol villas with excellent golf courses and more nightlife and restaurants than any family can wish for. If you want wow factor – you’ll find it with our fabulous selection of holiday homes.

Millionaire lifestyle in Ibiza

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Ibiza: Villa San Augustin, Ibiza

Ibiza is the most westerly of the Ballearic islands, smaller than its neighbour Mallorca where we also have spectacular holiday rentals. To most people Ibiza means fun, a vibrant night life, wall to wall sunshine, spectacular beaches and sports activities galore. Our very beautiful villas transport you to the heart of the jet set lifestyle making your holiday so much more than a break.

We’re always happy to help you with advice on which of our villas is best for you, just give us a ring, send us an email or contact us on Facebook

We want your holiday to be the best you’ve ever had.

Live the dream in the Algarve

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Ditch the unpredictable weather and head to the Algarve for sunshine, blue skies and the warm Mediterranean Sea.
With flights from 30 airports in the UK and Ireland it’s so easy to just pack your bags and head for the sun and the holiday of a lifetime.
What makes the Algarve so special?
With 150 miles of coastline, the Algarve has some of the finest beaches in the world and has been voted Europe’s Leading Beach Destination at the World Travel Awards for five of the last six years. Wonderful beaches make the area a beach lovers paradise – the custard-cream golden sands of Praia Do Carveiro were voted best beach in Europe 2018 by European Best Destinations (out of 129 countries).
The Algarve is a golfing hotspot with 43 excellent courses to keep every sort of golfer happy. Quinta do Lago is the ultimate in luxury resorts with world class golf courses and water sports and gorgeous beaches on the doorstep. You’ll discover fabulous restaurants and irresistible shops, picturesque villages and chic towns close by – it’s as busy and hedonistic or as relaxing and tranquil as you want it to be.
The cherry on the cake is to stay in one of the many stunning villa rentals available in the Algarve. There’s absolutely nothing ordinary about our holiday homes, staying in one means you truly live the dream.
Live the Millionaire lifestyle
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Everyone has a dream holiday home in mind, but here are just a few exquisite villas from our great selection in the Algarve. And, of course they all have maid service, so you can just put your feet up and enjoy every minute of your well-deserved break in the sun.
Quinta Mansao, Quinta do Lago
Perfect for families, friends and groups, this villa sleeps 14 easily and is a grand new build with a state of the art cinema room, fabulous entertaining areas, large pool and beautiful gardens. The only reason to leave is to go to the beach nearby, to play golf, dine out in one of the excellent restaurants close by, shop in the wonderful shops and, well, enjoy yourself!
Details: Quinta Mansao, Quinta do Lago
Driftwood, Quinta do Lago
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This magnificent villa sleeps 8 in total luxury with a superb gym, sauna, large heated pool, cinema room and stunning terrace and gardens. Overlooking the first fairway of San Lorenzo Golf Course in Park Atlantico, 10 minutes walk from the beach – va va voom to this delicious dream holiday in the sun.
Detail: Driftwood, Quinta do Lago
Casa Do Diana, Praia da Luz
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Two pools, dazzling views over the ocean, beautifully decorated, gym, spa, home cinema, games room and gardens to sigh over – this is one you’ll fall head over heels for. Sleeping 12, this sumptuous villa in a fantastic location is outstanding.
Details: Casa Do Diana, Praia da Luz
Casa do lagos, Almancil, Quinta do Lago
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Take a dip in the pool, enjoy candle lit aperitifs on the terrace, watch the turtles swim in the lake and simply unwind in beautiful surroundings. Sleeping 8 this villa is just 10km from the beach and is perfect for friends and for families.
Details: Casa do lagos, Almancil, Quinta do Lago
Villa 22, Vilamoura
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Wow, and we really mean wow – this villa is seriously special. Brand spanking new, sleeping 10, it’s set in a luxurious new private gated development at L’Orangerie on the world-famous Victoria Golf Course. With a designer interior, infinity pool and fabulous outdoor entertaining areas – now imagine waking up to that every morning!
Details: Villa 22, Vilamoura

 

Monte Atlantico, Quinta do Lago
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Perfect for families, friends and groups, with sea views, close to the beach and to the Ria Formosa and Hole 6 of Sao Lorenzo Golf Course. Sleeping 12 with absolutely spectacular views that make this a standout home from home, watching the sunset over the sea and the golf course from the terrace is what memories are made of.

Details: Monte Atlantico, Quinta do Lago

 

Encosta do Lago, Quinta do Lago

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If you like elegant luxury, then this villa which sleeps 12 is for you. With an indoor and outdoor pool, located off Avenida Ayrton Senna. It’s lavishly and stylishly decorated, with a gym, games room, great pool and a garden made for relaxing – it’s your own little corner of heaven.

Details: Encosta do Lago, Quinta do Lago

 

Borboleta, Quinta do Lago

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In the heart of the sought-after Parque Atlantico, sleeping 10, Villa Borboleta is just 5 minutes from 72 holes of championship golf, great restaurants, tennis centre and the beach. The cool pool is tempting, as is the built-in barbecue, fabulous outdoor dining areas and just about everything in this house!

Details: Villa Borboleta, Quinta do Lago

 

Head over to our search pages for more superb villas in the Algarve…

 

Spectacular Summer Living in St Tropez

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Spectacular Summer Living in St Tropez

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St Tropez is a place of jet setter elegance but with a quaint old town in which wiggly streets lined with traditional cafés sit happily side by side with upmarket fashion boutiques. The blend of superyachts and supercars alongside traditional French culture is magnificent and mesmerising. Creative director of Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld calls Saint Tropez “Paradise”, and with good reason.
Saint Tropez embodies the glitz, glamour and romance of the French Riviera, and when you’re on holiday here, you should expect nothing less than a truly fabulous villa in the sun.
Jaw-droppingly beautiful holiday homes in Saint Tropez
At Palmer & Parker, we have the very best holiday homes in St Tropez – gorgeous villas with azure blue swimming pools, overlooking the glittering Mediterranean. There’s nothing remotely ordinary about these St Tropez rentals, they’re a big part of your luxury holiday experience and dazzlingly memorable.
Peace and tranquillity in the hills of Saint Tropez
P&P Valgiga
The stunning Villa Valgiga is an idyllic home from home with outstanding sea views. Sleeping up to six, it has a super infinity pool and oodles of charm. Situated just outside the village of Gigaro, you can walk to the shops, bakery, restaurants and pizzeria and the beach is only about 10 minutes’ walk. Adjacent to the National Park which has walking and hiking trails with magnificent views that can take you all the way to the Pampelonne, home to some of the one of the most beautiful beaches in France. The excitements of St Tropez and the many other lovely villages of the peninsula are within easy driving distance.
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Close to the centre of Saint Tropez
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Set in a quiet residential area of St Tropez, about 15 minutes’ walk to the centre of the village, L’Emeraude is an exceptionally elegant property with panoramic views stretching as far as the Gulf of St Tropez. It sleeps 10 and the fabulous interior has a cool feel throughout. Enjoy the view of the lush garden from your splendid terrace, or while dining al fresco under the vine-covered pergola, the Mediterranean Sea sparkling in the distance. Scented lavender and rosemary bushes line the pathway leading to the salt-water pool, sheltered by tall palm trees, ancient olive trees and colourful flowers.
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From this quiet oasis it’s about a 15-minute walk to St Tropez’s lively town centre. In the famous Place des Lices you will experience a genuine village atmosphere with a twice-weekly market attracting visitors from all over the region. Enjoy a meal in one of the many seafront restaurants and stroll along the shimmering marina, where glitzy yachts are moored. St Tropez nightlife is close at hand and so are the legendary beach clubs of Pampelonne and sandy beaches offering all sorts of water sports facilities.
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Close to the beach in Saint Tropez
P&P Tropezianne
Location, location, location! La Tropezienne is situated in a secure, private residential domaine close to the centre of St Tropez and just 700m from sandy Bouillabaisse beach. Sleeping 8, with a heated pool, air conditioning, a pretty garden surrounded by mature trees and shrubs, an excellent outdoor dining terrace it’s in the idea position for those who love to go to the beach, be in the centre of town and still have privacy and tranquillity.
Details of Villa La Tropezienne
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