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Villa Emilio Pequena, Fort Sao Joao, Algarve, Portugal

Villa Emilio Pequena

Fort Sao Joao, Algarve

Villa Summary

Villa Emilio Pequena is in a fantastic central position within walking distance to Forte Sao Joao Beach and a choice of shops and restaurants, it's a perfect choice for anyone not wanting to hire a car. This charming 2 bedroom villa has an impressive large private pool, spacious interiors, and an alfresco dining area for you to enjoy that Portuguese sun. WiFi and air conditioning/heating in the bedrooms are included.

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

Villa Features

  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 5
  • Beach 400 yds
  • Pool 32 x 17 ft
  • Free Air Con
  • Wifi
  • Car Not Required Information
Centrally located villas
Beach villas
Couples and small groups
Why our Algarve expert loves this villa
quoteupper A spacious, relaxing villa within walking distance to the beach, shops and restaurants of Forte Sao Joao - a fantastic choice! quotelower
Villa Description
Swimming pool, pool terrace and sunbathing area

The large swimming pool is surrounded by a lawn and mature trees offering privacy and shade. There is ample room for fun garden games or sunbathing on one of the sun loungers. There is a table and chairs great for relaxing with a refreshing cool drink. Adjacent is a large covered terrace a plus a brick BBQ, great for those alfresco meals or relaxing with an evening cocktail. There is no access to the roof terrace.


A gate from the road takes you onto the private driveway with space for 2 hire cars. From the parking area there is 1 step up to the entrance door, opening in to the living area.

Living area and kitchen

The bright and spacious living area is furnished with comfortable seating, a flat screen TV and ornamental fireplace. Patio doors keep the interiors flooded with light and open onto the shaded terrace to the side of the pool. 2 steps up is the dining table with traditional red style chairs and a picturesque Portuguese style cabinet for storage. Adjacent is the fully equipped kitchen equipped with modern amenities - all you need for preparing those delicious meals.

Bedrooms and bathrooms

The villa comprises of 2 bright and airy bedrooms all located on one floor. There is 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom and 1 twin bedroom which has use of a separate shower room.

This villa is registered and licenced by the Portuguese Tourism Board and local council. This number is: 30260/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

  • 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom  
  • 1 twin bedroom  
  • 1 shower room  

Indoor amenities

  • FREE WiFi  
  • FREE Air conditioning/heating in 2 bedrooms  
  • Satellite TV  
  • Safe  
  • DVD Player  
  • Washing machine  
  • Dishwasher  
  • Microwave  
  • Hairdryers  
  • Bluetooth Speakers  

Outdoor amenities

  • Alarm And Nightlight  
  • Brick BBQ  
  • Pool/Billiard Table  
  • Table Tennis  
  • Pool Size: 32 x 17 ft  
  • Pool Depth: Min. 4ft, Max. 7½ft  
Villa Location
Villa Emilio Pequena is a detached property situated in a small cul-de-sac in the residential area of Forte Sao Joao, between the resorts of Albufeira and Praia D'Oura. You'll be within 5 minutes' walk to the stunning beach backed by dramatic cliffs, shops, bars and restaurants. The popular resort of Albufeira lies a 10 minute bus ride away, with a variety of shops and restaurants lining the narrow-cobbled streets. For a more social, vibrant evening out visit Praia D'Oura, where you can cherry pick from the bars and lively restaurants. Our Villa Miraflores is next door.

Location features

Local markets and shopping

There is a supermarket a short stroll away, great for stocking up on your day to day essentials. There is a local market every Tuesday between Praia D'Oura and the old town of Albufeira. Or, the older part of Albufeira is ideal to get a taste of the past with its narrow streets, handicraft shops and traditional Algarve colours. There are wide shopping streets and a vibrant atmosphere, particularly in the large square with live music featuring at times.

Bars and restaurants

There are a plenty of bars and restaurants within walking distance for you enjoy those evening dinners. Slightly further are plenty of bars and clubs which line the Praia D'Oura strip and surrounding streets giving you plenty of places to go for a fun night out. For evening dinners you'll find options to suit most tastes, from traditional Portuguese dishes to Chinese, pizzas and fast food outlets. There's also a good choice of family-friendly pubs and bars that serve food. Further afield is the old town of Albufeira, with many bars and restaurants to suit a range of tastes spread along narrow cobbled streets.


Praia Do Forte Sao Joao beach is 5 minutes' walk from the villa, with calm waters surrounded by dramatic cliff faces, why not can lay back and simply relax. The Praia D'Oura strip runs all the way to the golden sandy beach from which Praia D'Oura derives its name, there are plenty of water sports on offer plus a choice of beachside cafes and restaurants? The beach is surrounded by steep colourful cliffs and crystal clear blue water. Alternatively, nearby Albufeira has a beautiful and expansive sandy beach, flanked by dramatic cliffs and rock formations.

Family fun

For the kids, there's plenty to do during the day to keep them entertained both on and off the beach. The local Montechoro Fun Park is a family-focused theme park, full of fun activities and entertainment for children of all ages, as well as adults. There's a large open-air swimming pool with plenty of space to do a spot of sunbathing and an 18 hole mini golf course, as well as a bouncy castle, football matches and several themed bars with restaurants. Albufeira Marina also has plenty of choice for activities to try from dolphin watching to paragliding and kayaking.

Places of interest

The International Sand Sculpture Festival, held in Pera, takes places every year from May to October. The 50 international artists prepare sculptures based on different themes for 8 weeks. During the day the sculptures are impressive and at night they are illuminated with coloured lights. Great fun for all of the family!


For golfers, Salgados golf course is one of the scenic courses in the Algarve, with lovely sea views. and is only 20 minutes' drive away. The 9 hole Sheraton Pine Cliffs course is nearby at Olhos D'Agua, with a good choice of full courses in stylish Vilamoura, about 10 minutes drive from Villa Emilio Pequena. So, golfers don't forget your clubs!


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.

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GPS coordinates

Latitude: 37.086811

Longitude: -8.237500

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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.

Club Praia D’Oura bowling
'If you fancy the idea of a game of bowls, cucumber sandwiches, Pimms and a great view of the sea, make sure you call in at Club Praia d’Oura.

Situated in Albufeira at the time-share complex by the same name, the green is open to residents and non-residents from 10am to 6pm unless there are tournaments in play. (Tel 00 351 289 590310)
Pine Cliffs golf course
This course is perched on a cliff top above Falesia, one of the Algarve's most stunning beaches. The 5 Star Sheraton Algarve Hotel overlooks the umbrella pine trees that line the fairways.

The most testing hole is the dog-leg sixth with its small landing area for the drive. The second shot is uphill to a backward sloping green with bunkers in front.

Address: Sheraton Pine Cliffs Resort, Praia da Falesta 8200-909 Albufeira
Tel: + 351 289 500100
Fax: + 351 289 500117

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Description: Nine holes, 2274 metres, Par 33
Location: Seven kilometers east of Albufeira on the coast. Turn left off the EN125 for Acoteias, west of the Vilamoura turn off.
Salgados golf course
One of the many courses in the Algarve, it was once an aircraft landing strip and wetland area beside a bird sanctuary.

It has been compared to both a Scottish links course and a water-filled Florida course and if you enjoy water challenges this course is for you.

The par 4 seventh is rated amongst the best holes in Portugal. The final three holes decrease in difficulty allowing golfers to ease up after a testing first 15.

Address: Vale do Rabelho, Apartado 2266 8200-917
Tel: + 351 289 583030
Fax: + 351 289 591112
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Description: Eighteen holes, 6080 metres, Par 72
Location: Six kilometers west of Albufeira. Turn off the EN125 at Guia.

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.
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Villa Emilio Pequena Customer Reviews

Gillian Patterson, 10-Oct-2015

All equipment satisfactory and villa very well situated for the beach, bars, shops etc., as advertised. Local train service excellent.

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Caroline Green, 18-Jul-2015

Beautifiul villa, your photos do not do it justice!

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Jean Rodwell, 04-Jul-2015

We have been to this villa many times and hope to continue to do so. As always, your representative in the resort, Carmo was very helpful, she is a lovely lady. Please pass on our thanks to her.

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Joan Dinning, 27-Jun-2015

We stayed in Villa Emilio Pequena and found it spacious and functional.

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Kelly Mason, 13-Jun-2015

The villa was very nice, we did have lovely holiday, thanks to everyone for their help and any support we needed! I'm a very happy Villa Plus holidayer! :)

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Lindsey Ocarroll, 28-Mar-2015

We have stayed at this villa several times, it's excellently placed for thee old town and strip. The new wifi is a welcome addition!

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Patricia Hartwell, 07-Sep-2013

This villa was the nicest one my daughter and I have visited, it was also the cleanest, although all villas we have visited were clean.

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Brendan O'Keeffe, 25-May-2013

Ideally placed in a quiet location but close enough to all local amenities and bars / restaurants. Also generally well maintained

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Tracy Walker, 18-May-2013

The villa was in line with our expectations. We were very happy with the villa and particularly it's location as we needed peace and quiet. We had a very pleasant holiday.

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Graeme Hunter, 25-Aug-2012

A lovely private villa in a quiet cul-de-sac, yet centrally located for both Praia D'Oura Strip and Albufeira old town. It is well laid out with all the comforts of home, the garden and pool area provides plenty of natural shade, as well as sunny areas to suit all. The villa security was excellent with lighting, shutters, gates and alarm giving peace of mind while out. Local transport is easily accessible and taxis can be booked at the adjacent hotel. Mini market for basics at the end of the street and the beach is a 5 minute walk, although the hill is quite steep on the way back. All in all, a very relaxing holiday and I would be happy to book here again.

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Tom Doodson, 18-Aug-2012

Our rep was very helpful and welcoming. The roof terrace with sea view was excellent for a quiet sit-down. Thanks for a great holiday in a villa in a wonderful position.

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