Algarve vacation accommodation

One of our most popular rural places to stay, probably because it has everything. Great selection of accommodations, charm, warmth, a pool, nearby beach and an eco ethos.
Meia Praia Bay 1.5km away Hiking in Serra de Monchique Organic vegetable baskets available on request Organic local wine Traditional farm buildings Outdoor swimming pool Outdoor bread oven and fireplace Ria Formosa Nature Reserve
65To265 per accommodation per night
Odiaxere, Lagos
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Price for smallest double room depending on season is €65 - €110 per night. For 2 bedrooms guest-house (sleeps 4-5) €135 -€265 per night. Weekly prices from €425 - €1850 depending on season and accommodation (2 rooms, 2 guest-houses, 1 apartment)
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Description of Algarve vacation accommodation

Travel guides

Flop off a flight to Faro and you'll find time shares and green fees but explore inland or along the southwest coast and the Algarve opens up to patte...
Timing a farmstay with lambing season is like Christmas coming all over again for kids. I couldn't admit that we were buying a leg from the farmshop f...

Vacation information

Our top tip:
Take the train from Faro to Lagos where the owner of the accommodation will meet you, for a car-free vacation. Or if you hire a car, book it through the owners.
Room description:
Self-catering accommodation, 2 guest-houses, 1 loft apartment and two rooms .
Price is per room or per house, so no single supplement.
Shared outdoor pool in summer, hammock, fruit and vegetables to pick, barbecue. Bottle of organic local wine.


41 Reviews of Algarve vacation accommodation

4.5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2022 by

We had a wonderful week. It is a truly lovely time and we really enjoyed getting to know the local area, especially learning how to cook fish on the BBQ and eating pastel de nata from the local bakery. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Jun 2022 by

An excellent vacation destination for a family. Inge is a very considerate host and the house is well-equipped. Read full review

Reviewed on 06 Oct 2020 by

Amazing vacation for us and our children, lots of beautiful memories. Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Oct 2019 by

The most memorable part of the vacation was lying in the hammock and reading my book. Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Sep 2019 by

The most memorable part of the vacation was the tranquility and bird song. Read full review

Reviewed on 03 Jun 2019 by

Swims in the pool listening to the birdsong and watching the trees move in the early morning breeze was memorable. Read full review

Reviewed on 31 May 2019 by

Lying in a hammock watching the moon rise was the most memorable moment ! Read full review

Reviewed on 22 May 2019 by

The most memorable was to sit by the tranquil swimming pool, gradually taking in the views to distant hills framed by a colourful variety of trees, cacti, beautiful blossoms, oranges and lemons. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 May 2019 by

The peace and quiet were memorable Read full review

Reviewed on 27 Apr 2019 by

Collecting oranges with the kids for fresh juice every morning was the most memorable part of our vacation. Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Apr 2019 by

Inge was such a great hostess, the place is beautiful and lush with vegetation and character, we loved staying there. Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2019 by

The most memorable part of the vacation was the wildlife and scenery... Wonderful. Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Jan 2019 by

The children were almost speechless with delight when they first saw the pool and how close it was to our guesthouse. They also loved the pizza evening with our hosts... This was a perfect end to our travels through Portugal. Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Jan 2019 by

Most memorable was working on the land, pruning olive trees around the quinta, and meeting our hosts. Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Nov 2019 by

The apartment is beautiful and we got to pick oranges and a pomegranate Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Nov 2019 by

Perfect. Loved it. We stayed with our 4 almost adult children and had a lovely family vacation. Read full review

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2019 by

Accommodation and setting were perfect. Really relaxed feel we had everything we needed with a short car ride into the village or Lagos. Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Jun 2018 by

The most memorable moments were the hosts holding a pizza party on Thursday evening, and the beautiful swimming pool. As a three generation family this vacation, couple in their 60s plus our daughter and her 5 year old granddaughter, it was perfect. Read full review

Reviewed on 14 Apr 2018 by

Lovely location, central to the best parts of the Algarve but right out in a peaceful hide away. Excellent - happy to recommend. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 Apr 2018 by

Spending time relaxing in and around the stunningly beautiful accommodation. There really was very little need to leave. We had the most amazing time in a simply beautiful location with stunning accommodation. Our hosts were incredibly friendly and helpful without being intrusive. I would recommend this vacation wholeheartedly and can't wait to return. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 Jun 2018 by

The beautifully created and carefully looked-after space - room, garden and terraces - that sit harmoniously in a lovely environment, full of wild flowers. The welcome from hosts Inge and Theo, always ready to help with information, and all the attention to detail. Read full review

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2017 by

The most memorable was the overall ambience of the quinta especially swimming in the unique pool surrounded by beautiful countryside. This could be a 'no shoes, no news ' vacation if you wanted to make it - but you' d miss out too. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Jul 2017 by

The place was totally beautiful and relaxing. The atmosphere was so tranquil. Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Jul 2017 by

I really enjoyed watching the kids play with Lola the cat and improve their swimming in the pool. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Jun 2017 by

The highlight was seeing the design of the homestay, its buildings and gardens. To wake to birdsong was wonderful and after a hot day out to come back and have a cooling swim in the pool was heaven. The welcome and generosity of the hosts make this a very special place. Read full review

Reviewed on 02 Jun 2017 by

The highlight was finding an amazing beach on the west coast and a gorgeous lake 15 minutes drive north of the accommodation. The bakery in the local village was another bonus- fab bread, cakes and quiche. Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Apr 2017 by

Swimming in the lovely deep pool with our five year old daughter, with no one else around was the most memorable. Wonderful. Beautiful place and everyone working there was so friendly and helpful. Very relaxed but with a luxurious feel. Would recommend. Read full review

Reviewed on 12 Apr 2017 by

The most memorable part was the quiet and the peace, we stayed in april and we found a really quite place, with flowers fruit trees birds and sun, where you can take a break, breath and enjoy the nature and yourselves. Perfect for families but also for person alone which are seeking for some time to think and relax. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Sep 2016 by

Five star - we loved it! Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2016 by

The most exciting part of our vacation was seeing the property and our room for the first time. It was truly magical. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Jun 2016 by

It was wonderful from start to finish - a warm welcome, a beautiful house, lovely pool, fantastic views. It was a great vacation and we hope to return. Read full review

Reviewed on 25 Aug 2016 by

Was an amazing place to stay. Gorgeous pool. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Oct 2015 by

Allow yourself time to just hang-out at the quinta. It's so relaxing and there are plenty of places to sit/lie while reading yet another good book. A true possibility to stop life for a bit. Read full review

Reviewed on 26 Jul 2015 by

We spent 10 nights and it was all really great, friendly and helpful hosts and beautiful, clean accommodation. Read full review

Reviewed on 16 Jun 2015 by

100%. Exactly what we as a family of three generations, age range from almost 3 to 71, were looking for. The freedom to wander their land, pick oranges, lemons and apricots. The beautiful swimming pool with a natural rock surround which all three generations used every single day. The meals were superb and the service outstanding. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Mar 2014 by

Great place, great people!... also perfect place to be with kids! Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Sep 2014 by

We had a lovely time!...The accommodation is faultless and very beautiful and the hosts are welcoming and friendly. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Mar 2014 by

The most memorable part was the location - so tranquil and perfect hosts. Read full review

Reviewed on 28 May 2013 by

So relaxing! Excellent apartment with beautiful surroundings, chilled out owners who make u feel very welcome. Looking forward for a return. Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2013 by

Excellent vacation that we all thoroughly enjoyed and would warmly recommend. Perfect for a relaxing family vacation. Also an ideal setting for visiting the Algarve. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Jun 2013 by

It was a fantastic place, and Theo, Inge and their family have created a very special atmosphere. A brilliant place for our children's first vacation abroad. Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.


The south-west of Portugal has the most sun hours and the cleanest air in Europe and facilitates many outdoor activities - stimulating peoples’ contact with nature and awareness of its value. At this moment we have an organic vegetable garden, several fruit gardens and a diversity of flowering plants to attract bees and butterflies all year round. There are two solar systems, one for electricity and one for hot water and heating. The back-up of the hot water system is a biomass-burner. Rainwater is collected, we recycle authentic building materials of architectural value, and, whenever possible, we use natural materials in the developing processes. We use ecologically friendly cleaning products and recycle waste materials in order to create the lowest environmental impact possible. To avoid more plastic waste, from 2023 we will not allow inflatable toys in the pool anymore. We will make sure there's something to play with.


The Quinta is a 10 minutes´ drive from Lagos (population 31.000 in winter), whose main industry is tourism and services. There are many foreign residents that are drawn to this area and a growing population of multilingual, travelled young people from all over Portugal. In the current economic and social climate many people are developing positive initiatives to see what ‘we’ can do to make this world a little brighter. We are continuously searching for possibilities to collaborate with local initiatives or to initiate them. We provide our guests with information on where to eat, where to shop and where to go. In this information we promote local establishments, (organic) markets, small-scale organizations and local cultural events.
We offer (off-season) the possibility for artists-in-residence and there will be a unique space for workshops (with focus on liberal arts, sustainable living and personal growth) and small scale cultural events.
Part of the income from tourism and what remains from the activities after maintenance and energy expenses will be reserved for social projects like the integration of organic vegetable plots for people that live on social benefits, organizing activities with children. Where possible we will combine activities (for example: children in the vegetable plots to learn from people about (organic) gardening, music and theatre during a meal for older people).
As a Wwoof host (Willing Workers on Organic Farms) we receive volunteers from all over the world who help us maintain and develop the Quinta in exchange for board and lodging.

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