Villa Simão

Entire villa hosted by Filomena

  1. 5 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 2 baths
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Villa Simão is a charming, comfortably furnished 2 bedroom villa with a private pool, garden and a spacious terrace. It's located in the Quinta da Balaia complex between the village of Branqueira and the lively resort of Praia da Oura. Air conditioning/heating in both bedrooms and WiFi are included.

The space
There is plenty of terrace space for sun worshippers to relax with a cool drink before a much-needed dip in the private pool to cool off! The private pool takes pride place at the front of the villa surrounded by an attractive garden with tall pine trees providing some shade. A dining table and chairs are positioned on the shaded terrace with the portable BBQ to the side - great for entertaining your party alfresco.

The open plan living, and dining area is traditional and bright with a fresh yet has a rustic Portuguese feel to it. There's a spacious lounge with a comfortable seating area, feature fireplace and, on the wall, a plasma screen TV. From the open plan lounge and dining room, you can lead off to the fully equipped kitchen with all modern appliances needed to prepare some delicious meals.

The villa has 2 bedrooms, a double bedroom with en suite bathroom and a twin bedroom which has use of a separate bathroom off the hallway. The bedrooms are accessed from 1 step leading off the open plan lounge and dining area. Both bedrooms are bright and airy with tasteful decoration, whilst the bathrooms have traditional Portuguese, decorative tiles.

You'll find a mini market on the complex as well as a shared tennis court, all within 5 minutes' walk. The resorts of Albufeira, Olhos De Água and Praia da Oura are a few minutes away by car, offering superb beaches, a selection of shops, restaurants and nightlife.

Additional information:
The damage deposit for groups of youth is €100 per person (paid by cash or Paypal) on or before arrival.

Cot €3 per day (minimum €21)
High Chair €3 per day (minimum €21)

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Free street parking
Private pool
TV with standard cable
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Olhos de Água, Faro, Portugal


Villa Simão is located in the popular Quinta da Balaia complex next to the village of Branqueira. There is a mini market, tennis court (payable locally) on site plus a choice of restaurants. The resorts of Olhos De Água, Albufeira and Praia da Oura are a few minutes away by car and offer a choice of superb beaches, a great selection of shops, restaurants and nightlife.

Local markets and shopping

There is a mini market on the complex for your daily essentials. During the day you can enjoy a bit of retail therapy with all manner of souvenir shops and boutiques in the centre of Praia da Oura, or you can go further afield to the Algarve Shopping commercial centre near Guia. The local Gypsy Market is a short drive and takes place every Tuesday in Albufeira.

Bars and restaurants

Villa Simão is 15 minutes' walk from the nearby village of Branqueira, here are a few restaurants for you to try. In contrast, the lively resort of Praia da Oura is a few minutes' drive away by car. The Strip has more than enough to keep you on your toes with cafes, bars, restaurants and clubs to choose from. At night, Praia da Oura really comes to life, with many of the bars and clubs offering a great atmosphere - open until the early hours in high season - and a varied choice of live music can also be found.


There are various beaches to choose from when staying in Quinta da Balaia, the nearest being that of Santa Eulalia a short drive from the villa. There is also the golden sandy beaches of Praia da Oura and Olhos De Água. Alternatively, a little further afield, the picturesque sandy beaches of Sao Rafael, Castelo and Gale are worth a visit. You'll find plenty of beach bars and restaurants serving freshly caught fish plus sunbeds and parasols can be rented.

Family fun

For families, a great choice of attractions and leisure facilities are within easy reach including Aqualand which is a family-friendly waterpark that's less than 20 minutes away. The slides come in all shapes and sizes and include the thrill-seeking Anaconda and daring Banzai. You can also visit the ocean theme park Zoomarine, popular for its dolphin shows. Why not take a jeep safari through beautiful countryside, stop for a traditional lunch and take a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear waters of a river? If that's not enough Parque Aventura is situated in Santa Eulalia, Albufeira and includes a paintball centre and various adventure courses through the trees made up of zip wires, bridges and ropes, perfect for active teenagers.

Places of interest

There are various places of interest to explore while staying at Villa Simão. To the far west, visit the historical town of Silves with its castle ruins or the mountains of Monchique. History fans will enjoy a visit Henry the Navigator's school in Sagres, known as 'the End of the World'. Further inland and to the east is the market town of Loule and the fishing villages of Olhao and Tavira, for a real taste of local life.

Branqueira is only 10 minutes' drive from the prestigious Pine Cliffs golf course and a further 5 minutes' drive, from the five world-renown Vilamoura golf courses. The Salgados golf course is a beautiful 18 hole set up in the beautiful Herdades Dos Salgados which is around 25 minutes' drive away from Villa Simão. The course offers breath-taking views of the ocean and the surrounding scenery.

Other places of interest and activities
The Albufeira Marina also offers a wide range of water sports and activities including dolphin watching boat trips, paragliding and kayaking.

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  1. Joined in April 2018
  • 5 Reviews


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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 5:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy