Vale do Lobo, Portugal
Casa Segredo is a fantastically large and spacious, fully fenced, 6 bedroom, 5 bathroom villa with extensive outdoor terraces. Our lovely Casa Segredo includes all you need for a luxurious family holiday - gated private pool children's climbing frame & swing set, table tennis, foosball table, free wifi internet access, plasma TVs, full SKY Sports satellite tv system and also MEO satelite tv programmes, stereo and bluetooth speaker, DVD players, DVD movies, PlayStation PS2 and games, children's toys, books & magazines and air conditioned bedrooms. There is also a safe installed in the villa so you can keep your valuables securely contained. The pool heater is not effective during the low shoulder season.
To enjoy the relaxed ambiance of Casa Segredo, in the sunken living room you will find a bar with a fridge. There are numerous sofas to relax on and enjoy watching a movie or some sport. The several spacious living areas of the villa, including the extensive outdoor terraces, lend themselves to large groups to be able to enjoy being together yet with enough space for everyone to have a great time in our wonderful warm climate.
There are 6 bedrooms, all air conditioned, at Casa Segredo. There are 4 bedrooms with king size beds, all en-suite with their own full bathrooms. There is one twin room and the 6th bedroom is the children's bedroom which shares a bathroom with the adjacent twin room. This fabulous and very unique children's bedroom has a bunk bed ( 1 double bed and 1 single bed in the bunk) and they can enjoy some exploring to find the secret hideaway, a great fun place for little pirates to escape to!! We can't tell you more now... the children will have to use their pirates intuition or maybe they might find the treasure map to find the secret hideaway!
If you want a bedroom that you can escape from it all , the entire first floor of Casa Segredo is dedicated to the large master suite which also has its own private sun drenched terrace / balcony with sun loungers and fab views across the countryside.
There are several sunny places in the morning to enjoy breakfast. You can choose to have breakfast on your terrace upstairs or on one of the large covered and open terraces that surround the villa.
The kitchen is equipped with all the gadgets and gizmo's you will need, including the espresso machine and all the utensils you need to whip up a fantastic meal. There is a a formal dining table in the open plan lounge, a separate breakfast table in the kitchen and an outside dining area. You also have a washing machine and tumble dryer for use while you are on holiday.
Casa Segredo is a excellent family villa in a great location for the Vale do Lobo area. It's close to the beach (less than 5 minutes drive) and also the several golf courses in the area including the Vale do Lobo Ocean and Royal Golf Courses, Quinta do Lago North and South Golfe Courses, Laranjal, Vilamoura Oceanico and Pineheiros Altos. If you prefer tennis, we can arrange discounted rates at the Jim Stewart Tennis Academy in Quinta do Lago and also at Jardins Do Golfe Tennis Centre in Vale do Lobo.
Just a short walk from the Casa Segredo is one of the best restaurants in the Golden Triangle, Gourmet Natural at the Ermitage which has an excellent menu inspired by Uruguay. Within less than a 5 minute drive you also have many other great restaurants including, Don Toro, Don Giovanni, Wine & Tapas, A Floresta, Pariila, Casa Dos Pineheiros, Sao Garbriel and the numerous restaurants in the Praca at Vale do Lobo and the beach restaurants at Ancao and Garrao Beaches.
There are integrated steps into the pool so it's nice and easy for the kiddies or older family members. The pool (11 x 5m) is surrounded by extensive terraces, a paved area and is fenced so you can close off the pool area to the little ones. Cook up a storm on the BBQ, chill out on the sun loungers, dine on the several outdoor tables and chairs ... simply just relax and enjoy al-fresco dining in the warm evenings.
The massive garden is nearly an acre of lawn and flowering shrubs. The entire property is fenced and completely secure for the little ones to go for a wander. For further peace of mind, there is secure, off-road parking for three cars which is accessed through a gateway and there is also a pedestrian gateway which can only be opened with your key.
Casa Segredo is set in beautilful woodlands. It is a rustic rural area but literaly just a few minutes to the facilities of Vale do Lobo, Quinta do Lago and Almancil. It is all on your door step but unless you want it - you won't notice it !
Please note this villa has a septic tank (fossa) this is because Local Council (Camara) have not provided infrastructure to connect the property to a mains sewerage system. This fossa is bio-degradable and very efficient. But it can not work properly if toilet paper or other objects are put in the toilet. Therefore there are notices in the villa to put the paper in the bin provided. If this is not acceptable to you please do not rent this villa for your holiday.
Single Family Home with 2 levels
6 bedrooms, 6 baths, 5000 square feet
King, King, King, Queen, Queen, and Bunk
12 guests maximum
Faro Airport - FAO
15 minutes by car
Very secluded villa looking onto large, mature gardens. Very close to Vale do Lobo
Activities of Interest
- Algarve Buggy Tours - Algarve Buggy Tours offers you an unforgettable adventure, with the thrills of motorsport and natural landscapes that only the Algarve can offer.
- Aquashow Park - Visit the best and largest Water Park and Theme Park of Portugal!
- Pinetrees Horse Riding - Enjoy horseback rides and lessons for riders from 4 to 70 years old!
- Formosamar - An ecotourism company that will organize boat tours that will blow your mind!
- The Old Course Golf Club - In the heart of Vilamoura lies the Grande Dame of Algarve courses, The Old Course.
Places of Interest
- 7 of the Algarve's best golf courses within 10 minute drive
- Falesia Beach - A gorgeous beach with incredible ocean views, and magnificent wilderness to explore.
- Loule Market - A colorful, vibrant market boasting impossibly fresh produce.
- Bar D'artagnan Quarteira - A cozy little bar with brilliant food and a friendly staff.
- Monica's Restaurant - A fine dining experience, offering food cooked to perfection.
Great service but a few issues
The home is perfect for a large family with kids as two bedrooms are set up with bunks. There's fussball, table tennis, big heated pool etc. But a sensitive septic system means no paper allowed at all. Could be an issue with adults and kids alike. The home is simply furnished, no worries about harming the furniture or decor. It's all comfortable enough but internet tv constantly buffers and a gang of neighborhood dogs bark all night long. The property is situated down a lane all on its own and really can't be called part of Vale do Lobo. It's a bit dated in general and I'd emphasize that for a family gathering that's not pricey it can work well. The management staff bends over backward so they deserve kudos. Most issues a quirks of the area, like having to haul your own trash to the municipal bins, but caveat emptor to those expecting five star standards. ”
Great spacious property, most enjoyable stay
We spent a week at Casa Segredo with the family. The house is so spacious and has everything we needed. Every single detail was carefully thought out . We had a 4 year old with us and everything was provided for his entertainment (toys, videos, playground, etc,) . The property is beautifully decorated, extremely clean and facilities and equipment (heated swimming pool, bathrooms, kitchen, etc...) were outstanding. What made the stay even more enjoyable was the staff who was so attentive, extremely polite/friendly and professional - always in touch when we needed either info or help, providing prompt assistance to cater to all our needs. I would definitely highly recommend it. Thank you Joe for sharing your home with us!”
A great vacation week and a very positive experience at Casa Segredo!
We enjoyed our stay at casa Segredo very much. The owners also contributed to this making sure that the water of the gorgeous swimming pool was heated and that the local cleaning staff came by more than once for cleaning, pool and garden care. An excellent contribution to our comfort. The villa is very well equipped, kitchen included and a good standard of furniture and appliances. The villa is normally used for tourist rental purposes and everything is thought to maximize and please your stay. The house location is immerged on the quietness of the local rural landscape, almost too quiet, fabulous is you want to rest or be laud (not our case), and not disturb others. Still, the location is not at all far from Vale do Lobo development, - by car 3,6 km., and 1.5 km by foot. As some of us enjoy morning walks very much, we ventured every day in the foot trail to the supermarket and Vale do Lobo square, for some calories burn and a morning expresso. This walk passes by an orange plantation and a forest area inhabited by some villa’s. From Casa Segredo, In a radius of 1 square km you can find more very suitable restaurants. Increasing the radius, and it’s a very hard choice, because there is so much offer. We can also highly recommend Pizzeria Casavostra in Almancil, for Italian cousin; having small children, we favored eating in and barbecued more than once. A great vacation week and a very positive experience at Casa Segredo! ”
Beautiful Villa in the Algarve - perfect for a large Family
I wanted to write this review to say how fantastic our stay was at Casa Segredo. It is the perfect property for a family with Kids. The property was superbly presented, 6 great sized bedrooms in a really peaceful area but close to everything. It was really clean with everything that we needed such as towels, soap, shower gel etc. Providing a goodie basket on our arrival was truly fantastic as we arrived late and the basket had everything that we needed from milk, to dishwasher tablets ,tea.. even a bottle of wine. The pool was really clean and very warm which the kdis loved. The bbq was full of gas and ready to use and there were lots of inflatables, toys, a swing and even a goal post for the kids. In short, it was a perfect stay and very well prepared for us all. ”
- 40"+ TV
- Air Conditioning
- DVD Player
- Espresso Machine
- Multiple TVs
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Pool
- Satellite/Cable TV
- Washer & Dryer
- Wireless Internet
- iPod Dock Stereo