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Villa White Sands, Branqueira, Algarve, Portugal

Villa White Sands

Branqueira, Algarve

Villa Summary

Villa White Sands is a spacious 4 bedroom property located in the Quinta da Balaia complex, between the village of Branqueira and the hustle and bustle of Praia D'Oura in Albufeira. A short stroll from the villa, there is a mini market on the complex as well as 2 shared tennis courts (payable locally) and restaurants in the village of Branqueira. Back at the villa, you will have a large private swimming pool, air conditioning/heating in the bedrooms, lounge and dining room, pool heating and WiFi.

Arrival & Departure Day :
Villa check in time from 16:00 Information
Villa check out time 10:00 Information

Villa Features

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 9
  • Beach 1 ¾ mile
  • Heated Pool
    30 x 17 ft Information
  • Free Air Con
  • Wifi
  • Car Useful Information
  • Tennis Court
Why our Algarve expert loves this villa
quoteupper A fantastic villa with a large pool and within walking distance to a choice of restaurants - great for families! quotelower
Villa Description
Swimming pool, pool terrace and sunbathing area

The large private swimming pool takes centre stage and is surrounded by a tiled terrace and some lawn at the side. On the covered part of the terrace there is an exterior dining set and a brick BBQ next it - all ingredients for the alfresco way of living. The games tables are great for everyone to enjoy.


There is off road parking for your hire car and the front door is ahead.

Living spaces

The open plan lounge/dining area consists of comfortable seating, a flat screen TV and a dining table and chairs. There is also a door leading to the pool area. Adjacent is the well-equipped kitchen which has all you need to prepare your holiday meals and access to a small exterior terrace for drying clothes.

On the first floor there is a seating area, plus access to the terrace overlooking the pool.

Bedrooms and bathrooms

On the ground floor there is a double bedroom with an en suite bathroom and patio doors leading to the pool area. There are also 2 twin bedrooms which share a separate shower room. On the first floor you'll have another double bedroom with an en suite bathroom and access to a private terrace overlooking the pool. All bedrooms are spacious and tastefully decorated.

This villa is registered and licenced by the Portuguese Tourism Board and local council. This number is: 67979/AL.
Key Notes
  • Villa Plus In-Resort Service  
  • Mid Week Towel Change & Light Clean  
  • Bed Linen  
  • Bathroom Towels  
  • Iron & Ironing Board  
  • Villa check in time from 16:00   Information
  • Villa check out time 10:00   Information

Villa facilities

  • 2 double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms  
  • 2 twin bedrooms  
  • 1 shower room  

Indoor amenities

  • FREE WiFi  
  • FREE Air Conditioning/Heating in 4 bedrooms, dining room and lounge  
  • Satellite TV  
  • Safe  
  • DVD Player  
  • Washing machine  
  • Dishwasher  
  • Microwave  
  • Hairdryers  
  • Bluetooth Speakers  

Outdoor amenities

  • Alarm And Nightlight  
  • Brick BBQ  
  • FREE Pool Heating  
  • Pool/Billiard Table  
  • Shared Tennis Court  
  • Table Tennis  
  • Pool Size: 30 x 17 ft  
  • Pool Depth: Min. 4ft, Max. 6ft  
Villa Location
Villa White Sands is in a cul-de-sac in the popular Quinta da Balaia Complex, next to the village of Branqueira. There is a mini market on the complex with more choice in the village. The resorts of Albufeira and Praia D'Oura are a few minutes away by car and have a choice of superb beaches and a great selection of shops, restaurants and nightlife. What's more, the Balaia Golf Course is a little over 1 mile away. Our Villa Molly is across the cul-de-sac.

Location features

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 D'Oura, or you can go further afield to the Algarve shopping commercial centre near Guia. The local Gypsy Market is within a short drive and takes place every Tuesday in Albufeira.

Bars and restaurants

A 15 minutes' walk will take you to several restaurants in the nearby village of Branqueira. In contrast, the lively resort of Praia D'Oura is nearby. The Strip has everything you need, with all manner of cafes, bars, restaurants and clubs to choose from and really comes to life at night. During high season, many of the bars and clubs are open until the early hours and you'll find a great atmosphere with a varied choice of live music in some of the venues .


There are various beaches to choose from when staying in Quinta da Balaia with the nearest being Santa Eulalia just a short drive from the villa. This beach has clear waters making it ideal for swimming and snorkelling. There is also the golden sandy beach of Praia D'Oura and a little further afield are the picturesque beaches of Sao Rafael, Castelo and Gale which are also easily reached by car.

Family fun

For families, a great choice of attractions and leisure facilities are within easy reach including a choice of water-slide parks and the Zoomarine Oceanarium and dolphin show both within a 25 minute drive.

Places of interest

There are various places of interest to explore while staying at Villa White Sands. To the west, you can visit the historical town of Silves with its castle ruins or the mountains of Monchique. You can also visit Henry the Navigator's school in Sagres known as "the end of the world" because, being at the extreme west of continental Europe, no one knew what lay beyond the horizon. Further inland is the market town of Loule and to the east are the fishing villages of Olhao and Tavira.


For golfers, the 9-hole Balaia Golf Course and 9-hole Sheraton Pine Cliffs course at Olhos D'Agua are nearby, with 6 full championship courses at Vilamoura.

Other activities

Albufeira Marina offers a wide range of water sports and things to do such as dolphin watching, paragliding a kayaking. Parque Aventura is situated in Santa Eulalia, Albufeira and comprises of a paintball centre and various adventure courses through the trees made up of zip wires, bridges and ropes.


Every villa comes with its own manual, complete with details of the best restaurants, taxis, local amenities and activities. And of course, our reps are on hand to make sure you love your holiday more. If you need any advice or tips on the local area, they will be more than happy to help.

In this area

GPS coordinates

Latitude: 37.099830

Longitude: -8.213594

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Activities and things to do
Praia D’Oura Watersports
Try windsurfing at Praia D’Oura or waterskiing at Falesia beach near Albufeira. During the summer months, the Acoteias complex near Falesia offers other watersports.

Aquashow Waterslide Park
The park includes a massive wave pool, superb water slides and mini golf.

Also on site are a gift shop, changing and shower facilities, several restaurants, sunbeds and all you need to spend a really complete day of amusement.

Aquashow is situated on the N396 as you turn off the main N125 road for Quarteira. Tel: 00 351 289 389 396.

Zoomarine is an exotic marine life theme park home to hundreds of fantastic and fascinating sea creatures. The park includes dolphins, sea lions, turtles, a shark, a museum and an alligator farm as well as a mini-zoo, exotic birds and tropical fish.

Some of the best shows in Europe are staged at Zoomarine such as sea lion, dolphin and eagle shows. It is advisable to arrive early and plan an itinerary for the day.

It is also possible to interact with dolphins but it is advisable to call at least 2 days in advance. Even though it is costable, it is very popular.

Entertainment at the theme park also includes fairground rides, swimming pools, shops and a cinema.

Zoomarine is situated at KM65 close to Albufeira on the main N125 road between Pera and Guia. The park is in a tranquil setting offset by gardens and lakes. Tel: 200 351 289 560 300.
Sagres The Fort
Known locally as Fortaleza de Sagres, the fort in its present form dates from 1793. Just inside the gate to the impressive building is a 141 foot wind rose for measuring the direction of the wind, excavated in the 18th century. As with many ruins, building has taken place on top of the original stonework throughout the centuries. In this case until as late as the 1950s in preparation for the 500th anniversary of Prince Henry’s death and beyond. For example you will find a very old church and lighthouse near a modern museum hall. The fort is open daily between May and September.
As if paying tribute to a turbulent history in the middle ages, the blood red walls of mighty Silves Castle overlook the surrounding countryside. The largest military monument to the Islamic period in Portugal, it remembers a different past in the Iberian Peninsula.

The Old Cathedral (which features gargoyles from over 500 years ago) city walls and medieval bridge emphasise Silves as an historical town. An historical town would be incomplete without a museum which in this city contains an 11th century well!

Visitors may wish to take a trip through time by sailing down the Arade River to the sea, passing vestiges of Roman and Viking presence.
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