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
€65To€250 per accommodation per night
Price for smallest double room depending on season is €65 - €110 per night. For 2 bedrooms guest-house (sleeps 4-5) €135 -€250 per night. Weekly prices from €425 - €1725 depending on season and accommodation (2 rooms, 2 guest-houses, 1 apartment)
Description of Algarve vacation accommodation
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.
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.
40 Reviews of Algarve vacation accommodation
4.5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 07 Jun 2022 by Kenneth WalshAn 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 Sabira RakhimovaAmazing vacation for us and our children, lots of beautiful memories. Read full review
Reviewed on 02 Oct 2019 by Niall ShortmanThe most memorable part of the vacation was lying in the hammock and reading my book. Read full review
Reviewed on 29 Sep 2019 by Steve CraggThe most memorable part of the vacation was the tranquility and bird song. Read full review
Reviewed on 03 Jun 2019 by Sarah GriffinSwims 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 Jamie PatersonLying in a hammock watching the moon rise was the most memorable moment ! Read full review
Reviewed on 22 May 2019 by Nicola BlackwellThe 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 Tom PoveyThe peace and quiet were memorable Read full review
Reviewed on 27 Apr 2019 by Katherine WilcoxCollecting 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 BLAKE LUDWIGInge 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 Maggie AyreThe most memorable part of the vacation was the wildlife and scenery... Wonderful. Read full review
Reviewed on 29 Jan 2019 by Tanya HayesThe 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 Bart BakkerMost 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 Sarah HugoThe apartment is beautiful and we got to pick oranges and a pomegranate Read full review
Reviewed on 01 Nov 2019 by Liz gloverPerfect. 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 Reegan ByrneAccommodation 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 Jacqueline PreceyThe 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 Simon AdamsLovely 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 Donna LindenSpending 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 Rachel GommeThe 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 Angie LeonardThe 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 Lucy CoenThe place was totally beautiful and relaxing. The atmosphere was so tranquil. Read full review
Reviewed on 09 Jul 2017 by Jill HessinI 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 Vicky MollartThe 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 Cathy FoxThe 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 Rosanna PyeSwimming 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 Silvia RaviscioniThe 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 Tasha KalisherFive star - we loved it! Read full review
Reviewed on 26 Aug 2016 by Andy SayersThe 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 Alison BattlesIt 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 Amelia WhiteWas an amazing place to stay. Gorgeous pool. Read full review
Reviewed on 05 Oct 2015 by Kerstin Lindley-JonesAllow 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 Jayne RossWe 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 Patricia Brenchley100%. 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 Monika WolkersGreat place, great people!... also perfect place to be with kids! Read full review
Reviewed on 05 Sep 2014 by Tracey SmithWe 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 Rachel TurnerThe most memorable part was the location - so tranquil and perfect hosts. Read full review
Reviewed on 28 May 2013 by emma scottSo 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 Deborah Sigsgaard FruchterExcellent 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 Pam BarmbyIt 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
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.
PlanetThe 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.
PeopleThe 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.