Quinta do Calma
At a Glance
Luxury villa with pool, close to Faro and sleeping up to 12 people
Moroccan style loggia by the pool - a great place to relax and the perfect spot for early evening dining
Wonderful lawned gardens with lots of space for children to run around
A fantastic property for everyone in the family or for celebrating a special occasion
Children will love the cabin-style bunk beds and the mezzanine bedroom.Scott Dunn team
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Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Quinta do Calma
Set in two acres of grounds with landscaped lawns, herbaceous borders and natural olive groves, Quinta do Calma is built in the style of a Portuguese manor house. This villa provides luxurious, spacious accommodation and has been carefully styled by the owners who have ensured that even the smallest detail has been thought of - from the impressive typically Portuguese vaulted ceiling to the clever mix of natural stone blended with walls of earthy tones and many locally sourced finishings. Each beautifully furnished bedroom is spacious, comfortable and comes with every home comfort you could wish for.
An enormous outside terrace runs the whole length of the villa down to the pool. It is interspersed with several soft seating areas including a beautiful loggia, decorated in a Moroccan style with low cushioned seating and fireplace - a perfect place to relax. And wherever you are in the villa or garden you cannot fail to enjoy the most wonderful views from the property, which reach as far as the Atlantic.
Twenty minutes from the bustling town of Faro, Quinta do Calma is a good base from which to explore. For nature lovers, there is the Ria Formosa, a protected nature reserve covering 40 miles of coastline, and a beautiful labyrinth of lagoons and dunes. From here you can take a ferry to the outer islands and swim in the clear waters of the Atlantic. The nearby village of Santa Barbara de Nexe and town of Loule, both rich in history and local tradition, are interesting to explore. And you will usually be able to find a festival or local celebration during your stay.
There are a number of excellent golf courses within a short drive of the villa, including Quinta do Lago and the championship course of Vale do Lobo. Or if you'd like a morning horse ride, a game of tennis or maybe a day kitesurfing, all of these can be found nearby.
The villa has six spacious bedrooms, two on the ground floor and four on the first floor. Each room has air-conditioning.
|Master double room||
The master suite is a fabulous spacious area. The bedroom has its own terrace and wonderful views of the pool, gardens and beyond. There is an open plan sitting area next to the bedroom, a dressing area and a bathroom (separate bath and shower).
This room is connected to the master double room via a corridor with no door and has its own en-suite shower room. (NB it is not possible to see one room from the other).
This is a pretty room overlooking the pool and garden with a bathroom en-suite. There are stairs in the room leading to a mezzanine area.
|Bunk room with additional single bed||
This is a children's bedroom. If guests prefer, the ladder of the bunk beds can be removed. Please note that the lower bunk is a 'cabin' style. This room has its own shower room en-suite.
|Downstairs guest double room||
There is a guest suite downstairs at the far end of Quinta do Calma. This double room is beautifully styled and shares a shower room and living space with the adjacent twin room. This guest suite area makes an ideal independent family area.
|Downstairs guest twin room||
This is a pretty room with doors out onto the terrace. This room shares the shower room and living area with the double room next door. This guest suite area makes an ideal independent family area.
Quinta do Calma has a swimming pool (12 x 6m, 1 - 2.5m deep), barbecue, satellite television, DVD CD, telephone, fax, internet connection, bluetooth speakers and air conditioning throughout. There is also a selection of games and books.
The Algarve is a haven for golfers for good reason. It has enough to keep golfers of all standards challenged and entertained for a lifetime, let alone a week. If your preference is for tennis, boat trips, water skiing or horse riding, this is readily available. There are a couple of water parks locally, so children won't be disappointed either. If you've hired a car, why not explore some of the villages around the villa?
There are a number of golf courses within a 20-30minute drive to choose from. The two courses at Quinta do Lago (North and South), designed by Mitchell and Roquemore have lovely views and the latter has been used often for the Portuguese Open. They have chipping and putting greens, driving range and a golf academy. Green fees are approx €142.
Vale do Lobo has had a strong influence in placing the Algarve as a destination in the golfing world. The holes wander through pine trees with wonderful views of the sea. Some of the holes take you along the cliff top with the blue Atlantic sea as the backdrop. Green fees are approx €155.
You'll need soft spikes and your handicap certificate for all courses.
Near Loule, Atlantic Park is a water park perfect for small children. Or swim with Dolphins at Zoomarine, about a half hour drive away.
There are a number of boat trips available from the marina in Faro Old Town. It is also possible to hire boats independently.
You can explore the beautiful lagoons of the Ria Formosa - by boat or kayak to observe marine wildlife, or go on a birdwatching tour, or take a catamaran trip to the ilhas of Farol and Deserta - the barrier islands that protect the lagoon.
|Swimming and garden games||
The large pool in the garden is great for children, and there is a fully equipped playroom. We have toys and activities for children of all ages.
Location & Directions
Villa Quinta do Calma is 20 minutes by road from Faro Airport and situated a short distance from the small local village of Santa Barbara de Nexe. The nearest beach and golf course is at Quinta do Lago approximately a 20 minute drive away. Quinta do Lago also has a selection of designer shops and restaurants.
When to go
The Algarve has a mild climate with more than 300 days of sunshine a year. It is generally warm and sunny in May with the evenings being quite cool. By June the weather generally settles in a pattern of long hot sunny days and balmy evenings, especially in July and August. Rain is unlikely but it can happen from time to time. Throughout the summer months it can be windy especially during the afternoon. June and September are particularly pleasurable months.