Vale da Ribeira


Vale Da Ribeira is a 5 bedroom Premier Villa located on a private development in Arao, beautiful countryside near Lagos, part of the western Algarve, Portugal. The property is located just 45 minutes from Faro airport and less than 10 minutes from Lagos and Alvor/Portimao.

Vale De Ribeira is finished to the highest of standards offering heated infinity pool, marble floors, air conditioning and a jacuzzi bath, full Sky TV, plasma TVs in all bedrooms (Note that the TVs in the bedrooms are only able to receive the channel in use on the main sitting-room TV) wifi and a games console. The barbeque overlooking the mature gardens is a great place to enjoy cooking your fresh fish while the family swims and relaxes in the sun.

The location is ideal for a relaxing holiday, as well as for golfing breaks, as some of the best courses in the Algarve are within a short drive, including Penina, Palmares and Boavista. Lagos is one of the most attractive cities in the Algarve, where you can wander the narrow cobbled streets in the old quarter at your leisure and enjoy a drink or a leisurely lunch or dinner at one of the many street cafes. There is a plentiful amount of nightlife comprising bars, clubs and many excellent restaurants. You will have a choice of four large supermarkets for all your shopping needs.

To the west of the city, you will find the beaches at Praia D'Ana and Porto Do Mos, both with interesting rock formations and excellent for snorkelling. The Lagos marina is now well established, with a selection of cafes and restaurants, and from here you will also be able to arrange an assortment of cruises, fishing and boat trips.

The accommodation is arranged on two levels as follows:

Ground Floor

  • Modern open plan kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, island hob, oven , microwave, fridge/freezer and breakfast bar
  • Lounge/dining room with LCD television and Bose music system which can be piped all over the villa both internally and externally, comfy sofas and chairs
  • Shaded upper dining terrace, accessed from both the lounge and kitchen
  • Guest cloakroom
  • Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room

First Floor

  • Master suite with king sized bed, dressing area, large bathroom with shower and walk in Jacuzzi bath - access to poolside
  • Family bathroom with bath and shower
  • Twin bedroom
  • Twin bedroom
  • Twin bedroom with en-suite


  • Terraced, fenced gardens with some lawn, with outdoor furniture for 10 people
  • Infinity pool with a shallow water collection area which can be used as a children's paddling pool
  • Pool terraces also have shaded areas
  • Traditional charcoal bbq and sink area
  • Outdoor Fridge by BBQ

Further Information

  • If you like Vale De Ribeira, you may also be interested in our Premier Villa nearby, Quinta Da Luz.
  • Car hire is essential for this villa and for exploring the Algarve - we can arrange for a car to be ready at the airport or delivered to your Premier Villa at a time of your choice. Alternatively, we can arrange for a taxi transfer to/from Faro Airport to any location across the Algarve. Car Hire Options
  • Private pool (8x4m) Heating included except during the period 27th June - 4th September 2020. During this time the additional charge will be £150 per week to heat the pool if required.
  • Air conditioning is included during the peak season, 27th June - 4th September 2020. Outside this period, if you wish to have air conditioning, a surcharge of £160 applies.
  • Pre heat for swimming pool £125
  • Pool towels provided
  • Maid service twice per week
  • Sunloungers x 10
  • Satellite TV with Sky family package + BBC, ITV & radio
  • TVs in all bedrooms which receive the channel on main TV
  • Music system
  • Cot and Highchair available but need to be requested in advance
  • Sony PS games console
  • Wireless Internet (Wi Fi)
  • Traditional charcoal barbecue and outdoor fridge
  • Table tennis
  • Hairdryer
  • Electric Shutters
  • Security alarm connected to a 24hr call centre
  • Small fitted safe
  • Car hire essential
  • Restaurants 5 minutes drive
  • Local shopping 5 minutes drive, main shops 10 minutes drive
  • Beaches 10 minutes drive
  • Tourist License Number: 25001/AL
  • We do require a damage deposit on all bookings, 7 days prior to departure via a secure online page. This damage deposit is held against your card and is released back to your card on your return, subject to no damages. The damage deposit value will differ for weddings / celebrations.

Approximate location shown for guidance only. Contact us for precise details.

Nearest Amenities
TypeNameDistance km
RestaurantO Caseiro0.71
BarMexilhoeira Grande Futebol Clube Sede2.33
Grocery StoreMinimercado Duarte2.40
BankCrédito Agrícola2.41
Cash MachineATM2.42
PharmacyFarmácia Moreira Barata, Unip. Lda2.48
DoctorUSF Amendoeira - polo Odiaxere2.59

Pool heating 

Pool heating is included in the villa rental, except during the period 30th June - 31st August. During this time, if you wish to have the pool heated, there will be an the additional charge of £135 per week.

Please note that between October and April pool heating equipment may not be able to heat the pool to a comfortable temperature.

Please see the booking information page for full details.


9 - 10 People Per Week
17th Jul 2020 to 29th Aug 2020£3,488
29th Aug 2020 to 5th Sep 2020£2,756
5th Sep 2020 to 26th Sep 2020£1,969
26th Sep 2020 to 1st Nov 2020£1,688
1st Nov 2020 to 2nd Jun 2021Contact Us
7 - 8 People Per Week
17th Jul 2020 to 29th Aug 2020£3,488
29th Aug 2020 to 5th Sep 2020£2,531
5th Sep 2020 to 26th Sep 2020£1,856
26th Sep 2020 to 1st Nov 2020£1,575
1st Nov 2020 to 2nd Jun 2021Contact Us
6 People or less Per Week
17th Jul 2020 to 29th Aug 2020£3,488
29th Aug 2020 to 5th Sep 2020£2,306
5th Sep 2020 to 26th Sep 2020£1,631
26th Sep 2020 to 1st Nov 2020£1,463
1st Nov 2020 to 2nd Jun 2021Contact Us
  • Lynda

    Thank you again for assisting with my villa booking.  The villa exceeded my expectations.  I will surely be using your service again.

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