Villa Vale Silves

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Sleeps: 8 - 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6


Pool Villa/House Modern Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite


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Villa Vale Silves is a highly impressive, somewhat quirky designer home which sits on a hill in the prestigious Vale da Vila national park, just ten minutes outside of Silves. With six bedrooms in total, the villa sleeps twelve guests comfortably. It boasts the most amazing countryside views, full of olive and orange groves and with the sea in the distance. The villa is single storey with the added charm of a unique guest studio in a container close to the main villa. With Faro to the west and gorgeous sandy beaches to the south, this dreamy property offers the best of all worlds, complete solitude and privacy, gorgeous scenery, quirky charm, within easy reach of the airport, beaches and characterful towns and villages and total luxury.

Silves is a very attractive Portuguese gem boasting a fascinating history and beautiful red-hued buildings. This ancient Arab kingdom inherited a stately outline, the epitome of which is its dominant castle, the largest castle in the Algarve. The castle enjoys wonderful views of the town, its fertile fields covered with orange trees and the beautiful River Arade. Silves is a charming, crumbling place, brimming with narrow, cobbled streets lined with lively alfresco cafes, restaurants and shops. It boasts a Moorish-style garden which is open daily to visitors and a fabulous, lively market where you can stock up on fresh provisions for the villa.

Villa Vale Silves sits on a quiet country lane overlooking fabulous lush fields. The villa was built in 2009 by its Dutch owners in collaboration with architects. Its rooms are drowned in natural light and filled with quirky, oversized contemporary art. The design features are fabulous enjoying Moorish accents and gorgeous colour pops. The main villa offers five bedroom suites, a spacious trendy living space and a superb kitchen, all imaginatively styled. The container suite offers one bedroom, a bathroom, living room and a terrace. Villa Vale Silves is perfect for large multi-generational families or groups of friends.  The outdoor spaces are immensely stylish and full of chic, quality furnishings. The surrounding gardens are stunning.

Under a rich, wooden beamed sloping ceiling, the living area of Villa Vale Silves is tremendous. It is partially divided by a chimney with a modern wood burner and a modern artwork above. Facing the fire and also enjoying superb garden and pool views, is a sumptuous leather corner sofa and super cool chairs. On the other side of the chimney is the smart, sophisticated dining space which enjoys a fabulous wooden table, leather upholstered chairs, cool artwork and gorgeous hanging lighting. Next to this, the kitchen is totally dreamy with polished concrete work surfaces and an island, fabulous sizeable appliances and unique splashbacks. Doors open to an outstanding covered terrace which boasts beautiful lounge and alfresco dining furniture. This extensive and beautifully finished terrace overlooks the pool and beautifully planted borders. The gardens are an absolute delight with manicured lawns, vibrant colour and a very welcome children’s playground. To the side of the villa is a sensational outdoor kitchen, alfresco lounge area and dining table which sits on a slightly lower level. It is stunning and there is no excuse for your barbecue masters not to come up with a delicious feast in this state-of-the-art summer kitchen. The 12m x 5m swimming pool does not use chlorine and is surrounded by luxury loungers and parasols which sit on the wooden deck. To the far side are beautiful, architectural plants which add colour and beauty to this magical scene.

The guest studio is fantastic, a super cool, bright red space with chic furnishings, its own living space and slightly bohemian hammocks and furniture. Your teenagers will be dying to grab this for themselves!

The villa’s five bedroom suites are absolutely wonderful, all enjoying sumptuous beds, fabulously striking art, garden, pool countryside views and extremely stylish, beautifully fitted ensuite bathrooms. Guests also enjoy an integrated music system throughout the villa with iPod connectivity and a natural air-circulation system. It will be hard to leave this haven though the delights of Silves, the Algarve’s amazing golf courses and the Arade River await.

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What you should know…

  • The villa is designed all on one level so is ideal for those with mobility issues
  • The villa enjoys a special rural location so you definitely need a hire car to explore the Algarve’s coastline and historic buildings
  • The studio container offers the sixth bedroom together with its own living space and outdoor terrace

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

The Villa

Villa Vale Silves is situated on a hill where you can overlook the sea in the distance and all the beautiful trees which are spread over 4 hectares of private property. Completed in 2009 in a modern architectural style with a Moorish accent, the villa, suited for 10 persons, has a single floor space of approx. 280m2.

Ground Floor
- Large living room with comfortable seating, satellite TV, fireplace and access to the terrace
- Formal dining area for 10 people and access to the terrace
- Fully equipped modern kitchen with central island
- Bedroom with two single beds, access to the terrace and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with two single beds, access to the terrace and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with two single beds, access to the terrace and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with two single beds, access to the terrace and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with two single beds, access to the terrace and en-suite shower room

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool (11 x 4.5 m; max depth 1.70 m; solar heated max 28 degrees)
- Large terraced and garden area
- Various sun loungers
- Outdoor dining
- Garden furniture
- Covered terrace
- Private parking
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Cot and high chair
- Hair dryer


About the surrounding area of Villa Vale Silves
Beach Nearby <1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Villa Vale Silves enjoys a delightful rural setting in the natural park of Vale da Vila. The villa is roughly ten minutes drive from the beautiful Silves and not far from the market town of Messines. Silves is one of the most beautiful towns of the Algarve, boasting a castle, lively bars and restaurants, a medieval festival and stunning architecture. Silves was conquered from the Moors in 1189 by King Sancho I but the Moors were only fully expelled in 1242 by King Afonso III. Its ancient mosque was transformed into the town’s cathedral, starting in Gothic style and completed during the Baroque period. Opposite the cathedral is the Igreja da Misericordia, much of which dates back to the 18th century. The lively market is very popular and an excellent place to stock up before using your phenomenal summer kitchen.

Messines, otherwise known as Sao Bartolomeu de Messines, is an interesting town offering an authentic slice of rural Algarve life. Over recent years, a number of new restaurants have popped up and there is a lovely local community. It is worth a stop.

The closest beach to Villa Vale Silves is Armacao da Pera, a twenty minute drive away. The stunning sandy beach stretches all the way to Gale and boasts plenty of beach bars and restaurants. There are other idyllic beaches within half an hour of the villa including Ferragudo, Carvoeiro and the stunning Praia da Rocha. Sitting at the mouth of the Arade River estuary, across the water from Portimao and Praia da Rocha, the delightful fishing village of Ferragudo has retained its charm and offers a wonderful riverfront promenade sprinkled with palms. The main square, Praca Rainha Dona Leonor, is lined with charming cafes, a perfect spot for breakfast and coffee. There are many fish restaurants looking out over the river. A warren of narrow cobbled streets rises up into the old village, sprinkled with attractive whitewashed cottages. The terrace in front of the village church offers superb views over the Arade River and Portimao, as well as the closest beach Praia da Angrinha. This beach is home to the medieval Castelo de Sao Joao de Arade which commands an elevated position on the headland at the southern end of the beach. The castle dates back to the 16th century, sitting opposite the Fortaleza de Santa Catarina in Praia da Rocha. Ferragudo’s main town beach is Praia Grande which lies at the far side of the castle. The sheltered waters of the Arade beaches are ideal for watersports including kayaking and windsurfing.

Portimao sits proudly on the opposite side of the Arade River. It brings delicious seafood, shopping and waterfront promenades to the table, along with one of the Algarve’s best beaches, Praia da Rocha around the corner. Portimao is a sailor’s delight with elite competitions taking place. Long before tourism arrived in Portimao, the town made a living from fishing and canning. The fascinating Museu de Portimao is housed in the evocative old Feu Cannery and impresses guests with the history of the industry. The Megalithic Monuments of Alcarlar are very close to Portimao on the hilltop and spreading out over 10 hectares. There are burial monuments in the complex and a vast cairn with a shape resembling a beehive. Portimao has a wonderful market, the Mercado Municipal, which is a great place to stock up on supplies for the villa. There is also a special farmers market on Saturdays. The riverside esplanade is remarkable and perfect for a stroll beside the swaying palms. It is beautiful at night with the twinkly lights on the opposite bank. There are many opportunities for seafaring excursions from Portimao. You can take a voyage on a replica pirate ship, look out for dolphins, take on some water sports or simply enjoy the magnificent coastline.

Lagoa is another wonderful historic town you should see during your trip. It is brimming with whitewashed houses that used to rise above a lagoon. Now only the name remains as well as the local delicious wine. The cultural centre of Lagoa was originally built in 1710 as the Convent of Saint Joseph but it fell into disrepair and opened as the culture centre after a major renovation. You will discover exhibitions of paintings, photography and sculpture. The Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Luz, which means Church of Our Lady of Light, is beautiful and worth a visit. The Lady in Red art gallery is located in an unused industrial space of a big wine producer. It is a stunning display of modern art.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Faro Airport

(58 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Portimao Ferry Port

(25 km)

Nearest Village Vale da Vila

(350 m)

Nearest Town/City Lagoa

(14 km)

Nearest Restaurant Bistro Rainha

(4 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Quinta Bar

(6 km)

Nearest Supermarket Daniel Lips Mini Market

(350 m)

Nearest Beach Armacao de Pera Beach

(16 km)

Nearest Golf Silves Golf Course

(11 km)

Nearest Tennis Silves Tennis Club

(8 km)


Please be aware that the location tab shown on the website is not based on the property's exact location; therefore, all location amenities are an approx of facilities, restaurants, and villages/towns you might find around the property. The property's exact location will be provided to you before arrival and might come along with some recommendations about the area and what to visit.


Situated some 7 km inland from the magnificent coastline for which this municipality of the Algarve is renowned, the small city of Lagoa has a rural feel that contrasts significantly with the cosmopolitan atmosphere of its popular seaside resorts.

The idyllic town is charmingly traditional and only a short distance from the popular Portimão. As well as being close to some of the best beach resorts in the region and the historic town of Silves, Lagoa holidays have ample charms of their own.

Inserted in a traditionally agricultural and important wine-producing area, Lagoa lies on a small hill rising above flatlands that allegedly once held the lagoon that gave the city its name.


Though most people tend to see the Algarve as all about the beaches and a holiday on the Med, there’s far much more to it than that. 

But while you’re enjoying one of our fantastic villas in Algarve, you may well want to take some time out from all that sun worship to explore everything else the region has to offer – so we’ve put together this handy travel guide to give you a little help and inspiration!

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Villa Vale Silves is ideal for families though you would not use the container suite for young children unless accompanied by adults. The villa enjoys a gorgeous garden, lush lawns, a children’s play area and a fabulous swimming pool. It is only a short drive to the Algarve’s sandy beaches and its wonderful family entertainment. This area is also excellent for hiking and cycling.

Thrilling family fun is available at the fantastic Slide and Splash Waterpark at Estombar. It offers a great day out for the whole family. Adults can relax on the lazy river while children enjoy thrilling adventures on the high water slides, thrilling inflatable rides and water playgrounds. There are pools and also entertaining live falconry, reptile and tropical bird shows. Also within easy reach of the villa is Aqualand Algarve which also boasts high slides, rapid river run, a lazy river and a surf beach. The beach pool has a wave machine that comes on every hour.

Autodromo Internacional do Algarve is a giant motorsport complex with a testing track for Formula 1 teams and it hosts several international tours. During the week, tourists can taking a racing bike or supercharged car out for a spin or take a lesson from a pro. Children might enjoy watching or taking a kart out on the karting track if they are aged 9 or over. The complex is roughly 10 km from the villa.

Boat trips can be taken from Portimao along the river or out to sea. Another fun adventure is to take a kayak excursion to discover the surreal beauty of the Algarve’s caves and cliffs. The tours are led with a guide who will know the best places to explore. There are stops for swimming and snorkeling.

The August Fatacil fair in Lagoa started out as an agricultural fair but it has grown and is more of a regional fair celebrating everything Algarvian and Portuguese. You will find a show ring in the equestrian area to watch Lusitano horses perform truly impressive dressage and techniques accompanied by dramatic music and fire! You can sample wines in the wine area and there are so many food options. Homemade lace, hand crafted wooden items and pottery are sold in the handicraft area. Children will love the candy floss and dedicated children’s fun zone.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • Fenced Grounds


At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request. We will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €500 charged to the client's credit card as a pre-authorisation at least 2 weeks prior to arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to a full inspection.
Arrival time 4 pm
Departure time 10 am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Not included in the rental price, €150 per week to be paid with the balance (optional).
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Pool towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Friday.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Pool heating charge? Pool heating is included in the rental price, powered by solar pannels and with a max temperature of 28 degrees.
Tax Tourist tax not applicable.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs The use of more than two cots and child seats costs €60 per week per extra set.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people: For every additional guest up to 12, it will cost an additional £20 per person per night.

Rental period Weekly
Feb 23rd 2024 - Mar 1st 2024 £1,515
Mar 1st 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 £2,010
Apr 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £2,882
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £4,227
Sep 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 £2,789
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 1st 2024 £2,010
Dec 1st 2024 - Aug 26th 2025 £1,757

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people: For every additional guest up to 12, it will cost an additional €22 per person per night.

Rental period Weekly
Feb 23rd 2024 - Mar 1st 2024 €1,649
Mar 1st 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 €2,186
Apr 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €3,136
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €4,599
Sep 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 €3,034
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 1st 2024 €2,186
Dec 1st 2024 - Aug 26th 2025 €1,912

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people: For every additional guest up to 12, it will cost an additional $23 per person per night.

Rental period Weekly
Feb 23rd 2024 - Mar 1st 2024 $1,784
Mar 1st 2024 - Apr 1st 2024 $2,366
Apr 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $3,394
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $4,977
Sep 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 $3,284
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 1st 2024 $2,366
Dec 1st 2024 - Aug 26th 2025 $2,069

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Amazing holiday!

    on 31/07/2023

    We have just returned from a week stay at Villa Vale Silves. There were 12 adults and 2 children that stayed at the villa. The Villa is well equipped and spacious for a large group. Between Matthijs and the villa manager the communication was perfect, with quick response times and both reachable during our stay to help with recommendations. We found the villa directions extremely helpful, do be careful with where map apps try to take you as some of the surrounding roads around the villa are not drivable. The Villa is well located, being a 10 minute drive from Silves and 25 minutes from a load of beaches. It was the perfect trip for our group (age range 2-31).

  • Stunning setting

    on 27/07/2023

    Villa Vale Silves was the perfect retreat for our family get-together. A stunning setting with beautiful gardens and excellent star-gazing. The veranda, in the shade, with seating for all of us was our favourite place. Would highly recommend this villa.

  • Wonderful stay

    on 21/07/2023

    We had a wonderful stay at the villa. The villa was lovely, set in a very peaceful area. When we asked for a couple of items they responded and delivered them within a few hours which was great. It was perfect for our group holiday including children.

  • Superb

    on 31/01/2023

    My family and I had an excellent Christmas holiday in a superb, quiet house in a superb setting. The house was spacious and we were each able to enjoy the spaces and bedrooms with bathrooms in complete peace and quiet. Marrion and Matthijs were great, attentive to our needs and good advice!

  • We had a great stay!

    on 30/11/2022

    We had a great stay at Villa Vale Silves. Villa was clean, spacious and outside area was huge! Would recommend having a car as the villa is quite isolated and about €15 by taxi to Silves, or €35 to Albufeira. Overall 12 of us (4 couples and 4 kids) had a great stay! Communication was 10/10. Excellent hosts!

  • Really good villa

    on 27/10/2022

    Really good villa and great for families. I would advise hiring a car due to location but otherwise Uber works there too.

  • Great holidays

    on 18/06/2021

    The house was great, we had a lovely time!
    Thank you so much!

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