£115 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Villa Romao – Home 358438 Villa

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Villa / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


- Relaxing place and sights, private pool, family holidays in typical farmhouse near LOULÉ Centre, central location with wide variety of typical restaurants, wine shops, shops, cafes, marina, beaches (10 minutes drive), 30 minutes drive from Faro Airport.

- Pedestrian trails around the villa, water route and fountains.

- Wifi free. Bicycles free. Smart TV.

- Self-Catering villa. Full equipped. Towels and linen provided.

- Very relaxing holidays.

Whether you are looking for peaceful countryside retreats, Villa Romao is one of these. It is a beautiful restored villa typical of the Algarve (Portugal), a peaceful rustic farmhouse can be found in rural surroundings (natural park Natura 2000) some eight kilometers from the market town of Loulé and short drive from the beaches. Villa Romao offers a very considerable privacy, it can be booked on a villa only bases, allowing you to tailor your ideal family holiday. There is an orchard of orange trees, a vineyard and olive grove, plus the remaining 3500 meters of an original Roman road from which this lovely villa's name derives.

Accommodation Information: Sleeps: 4-5 people (2 bedrooms, 2 WC, 1 kitchen, 1 living room, veranda, swimming pool), Nearest shop: 8km, Nearest pharmacy: 8 km, Nearest Beach: 18 Km (Vilamoura), Nearest Restaurant: 5Km, Faro Airport: 20 kms, Pool Size: 9m x 5m pool and 1.0m-1.9m deep (private pool), Hire Car: Essential, No smoking at this property, Self catering Central location: in the middle of western and eastern Algarve. Welcome pack on arrival.

A splendidly unique lounge was once an stable, the dining room next door has an attractive low timber ceiling and a corner chimney and the kitchen is well equipped. A pretty twin bedroom with air-conditioning has wooden beams and a countryside view whilst a tastefully furnished double faces the swimming pool. The double bedroom has with air-conditioning as well, and a spectacular view to the swimming pool. The grounds are no less appealing with an original covered well and an oak tree that guards the drive. There is a strip of lawn beside the veranda, where you will find one of the barbecues, a second one being situated on the terraced surrounds of the swimming pool.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Beds in other rooms:
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

The villa has good access to the motorway A22 and the EN125 coastal road. This makes access to all tourist attractions, water parks (Aquashow, Slide Splash, Zoomarine) and golf courses very easy. The Loulé Train station is 15 minutes drive from the villa (to visit Lisbon f. example 2,5 hours by train). The bus station (for national and regional trips) is 15 minutes drive from the villa GOLF: The nearest golf courses are the five of Vilamoura (Oceânico Victoria, Oceânico Millennium, Oceânico Laguna, Oceânico Old Course and Oceânico Pinhal Golf Courses) and San Lorenzo golf course in Quinta do Lago. 20 minutes drive from the villa. Supermarkets/Hypermarkets/Markets/Restaurants: 7 minutes drive from the villa.

Interaction with guest

Available during the stay. Many information available in the villa, the owner suggests places to visit in the Algarve, restaurants, activities to do and provide cultural agenda of the region. In the Algarve there is Always many interesting activities to do!!


This rental can only be paid for online through HouseTrip using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: (£103.77) €120.00
Yes, smoking allowed


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

The villa is suitable for kids, but please specify number of children and age to come in your request to confirm case by case. The villa has smoking areas outside, smoking is not allowed inside the villa. The place and surroundings are very calm, ideal for peaceful family holidays not for events. Pets can be allowed, but please specify type of pet in your request to confirm case by case.


About the owner

Maria Elena R.

Tourist Licence

Average reply time:
2 hours 49 minutes
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Calendar updated:
26 Sep 2019
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Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese


Map and how to get there


Guest reviews

27 reviews

Very Good


Reviewed 29 Aug 2019

This really is an absolute pearl in the algarve! The villa is bursting with typical Algarvian character and set in a magnificent location. It was imacuate and full of added extras which I couldn't possibly list on one review. The owners are fantastic and personable, worked really hard to make our stay unforgettable. The area has loads to offer including the town centre which was bigger than expected. BOTH The markets were fantastic, outside and inside. The wine spectacular, food, spices and oils. There are typical algarvian restaurants nearby which do a 'menu of the day' so you just know everything is fresh and tastes great. The views and nature trails in querenca are amazing, their is a reataurant looking over the mountains. There are many people who beaches a short drive away. The villa itself has numerous places to sit whether in the shade or around the pool with x3 bbqs. Thank you mariela & Elena for a wonderful stay x x x

Owner's reply: Thanks for your Review Thomas!! It was a pleasure to meet you. We are very happy in to make your stay unforgettable. Hope to see you again:) Best wishes to all the family.

“Beautiful villa in the hills near Loule”

Reviewed 2 Aug 2019

Where to start! From the first meeting with Mariela at the airport to our final day around the pool today we have had the most amazing stay and really don’t want to leave. This place is a little gem in the hills near Loule. Remote enough to feel away from it all but a 15 min drive to Loule to get provisions. Elena has ensured that you have everything you could possibly need in the villa, from beach towels, hair dryer, dishwasher and washing machine to first aid supplies. She also supplied two amazing welcome packs. One with the first couple of days essentials (including wine!) and the other with produce from Portugal. We have loved trying the different tastes of the region. Both Elena and Mariela could not do enough to make sure our stay was an enjoyable one. They are both lovely people. When servicing the pool mid-week Elena spoilt us with a huge basket of oranges, bread, cheese and chorizo. We would not hesitate in booking the villa again and would highly recommend if you want to escape from the rat race and enjoy this little pearl in the hills.

“A wonderful place to stay, couldn't have asked for more!”

Reviewed 30 Sep 2018

Beautiful, tranquil location, in the middle of the countryside. Villa had everything we needed and more, not a holiday home, more like a friends house. Wonderful to sit out in the evening overlooking woodland, after tasty bbq, watching the stars and bats, and talking to Freddie the villa's resident gecko! Pool amazing, sparkling clean and private. Lots of good walks in nature reserve. Friendly local Portuguese places to eat and close to Loule for shops and markets with local produce. Accessible to rugged coastline of west and miles of sandy beaches to east - all with amenities close to the beach and beautiful warm, blue sea for swimming. Elena, Maria and their mum couldn't have done more to make our stay comfortable; the welcome pack was amazing, and the figs,peaches and pear from their own trees were fantastic! Already wishing we were back again!

Owner's reply: Thanks for your review. It was a pleasure to meet you and hope to see you again. Warm regards.

“An excellent place to stay !”

Reviewed 14 Aug 2018

A beautifully located villa with a lovely pool ideal for kids ( 11 and 13) who can swim a bit and deep enough for adults. The villa is a short distance from the airport and we were met at the airport by the host which is a first. Beautiful beaches are 20 minutes away and Loule, which has 4 supermarkets at the last count, is 10-15 minutes drive. What stood out in the villa is that it has everything you could possibly want.

“Wonderfully relaxing”

Reviewed 21 Jun 2015

Villa Romao had everything we could want for a relaxing, peaceful stay in the Algarvian hills. It lies less than 10 minutes by car outside Loulé, which made a great base for food shopping and other essentials. The villa felt marvellously secluded and calm - perfect for a relaxing holiday away from the stresses and strains of modern life. Even though we stayed in May, it was warm enough to swim in the unheated pool and the seating area under the trees provided a perfect place to eat dinner and watch the sun setting. Many thanks to Mariela for meeting us in Loulé, conducting us to the villa and getting us settled in. Villa Romao is, without doubt, an ideal holiday rental for getting away from it all without having to go too far! I'm pretty sure we'll be back again in future.

Owner's reply: Many thanks to all our dear guests for your kind reviews. It is a pleasure for us to provide you excellent holiday accommodation in the Algarve & unique customer service in our villa. With all kind Regards, Villa Romao


Reviewed 3 Oct 2014

My husband and I stayed at the villa for 1 week and we really loved the place , we did not want to go home ! If you are looking for somewhere you can chill out and,relax with beautiful views then this is the place to be Mark and I loved our stay at villa Romao, and hope to return in the future The family who own the villa were lovely you could not meet a nicer family ! we met Mariella at the airport which was great then when we arrived at the villa we met mariella's sister,mother and little nephew they were all lovely people very friendly and welcoming WE LOVED IT !! and would like to Thank the family for our fantastic holiday and hope to return soon Thank you Kind regards Tracy + Mark xx

“Beautiful, tranquil and marvellous!”

Reviewed 14 Aug 2014

A beautiful villa and much bigger than it looks in the photos! Quiet and peaceful location, perfect for a relaxing stay. The villa and gardens were very well maintained and to a very high standard - the villa itself had everything you could possibly wish for a comfortable stay and even had mountain bikes should you wish to be adventurous and explore the stunning surrounding countryside. The pool was spotlessly clean and was fabulous; totally unoverlooked. The villa has extremely high ceilings and is lovely and cool even without using the air conditioning, a welcome relief after a hot afternoon at the local beach or pool. The villa is about 30 minutes drive from the airport at Faro and the trip was straight forward. Loule is about 10 minutes drive from the villa and has a lovely undercover market ,numerous little shops and restaurants and a couple of decent supermarkets. In the other direction from the villa is a little village up in the mountains called Querenca - very pretty and has a few places to eat - highly recommended. The owners of the villa, Mariela and Elenar were extremely helpful and made us feel very welcome. Mariela met us from the airport and showed us where the supermarket in Loule and various points of interest were. The welcome pack of milk, wine and selection of goodies was very much appreciated. Lots of nice places to visit within a short drive of the villa - Faro old town is quite interesting and the beach at Quinta do Lago is stunning! If you like a pretty place to stay, with stunning views, tranquility and excellent service than this is certainly the holiday for you; would we come back? Like a shot!

“Words cannot describe how quiet it is in Villa Romao”

Reviewed 10 Aug 2014

Mariella and Helena did welcome us at the airport. From there they made a quick tour through Loule to point us to the most interesting places and showed us where the supermarket was before going with us to the house. The house exceeded by far all our expectations. Pictures on the site do not show how beautiful and quiet the house is. We enjoyed every minute from our stay.

“Away from it all tranquility”

Reviewed 7 Nov 2013

We had the last week in October in this lovely traditional Portuguese Quinta . It is very rural and peaceful, a real away from it all location we were completely undisturbed. The owners were very helpful and me us from the airport to take us to our Villa. They had thought of everything to make our stay comfortable. The accommodation is traditional with all basic needs catered for and lots of space - A car is essential as the location is remote . There are some lovely walks in the surrounding hills. The pool is gated and inviting although it isn't heated and at this time of year was extremely chilly it the view from the terrace us amazing .

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How do I find more info about the property?

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

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Send Maria Elena (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Maria Elena (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Maria Elena the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Maria Elena (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Maria Elena (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Maria Elena (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Maria Elena (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

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In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

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How can I retract my booking request?

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Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

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You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Maria Elena (the owner) a message.

If Maria Elena (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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