Name of establishment
Quinta das Achadas, Odiaxere
Style and ambience
Traditional Algarve farmhouse, renovated and extended to include a selection of accommodation in a peaceful rural setting.
4 self-catering apartments and 2 bedrooms.
All have ensuite bathroom facilities and terraces.
Apartments: Bouganvillea has 1 double bedroom and a large kitchen/lounge. Mimosa, Jasmine and Lanterna have 2 en-suite double bedrooms and separate kitchen/seating areas.
Bedrooms: Oleander and Hibiscus are spacious and have tea making facilities, a small sofa and outside terrace areas.
Breakfast is included.
Self-catering facilities in the apartments.
Meals are available on three nights of the week if required.
There are several restaurants just a few minutes away by car in Odiaxere, plus one within walking distance.
Large heated salt-water swimming pool, poolside cabana, hot tub, table tennis, separate play area for children, mature sub-tropical gardens.
Why do you like it?
Offers a traditional Algarve holiday experience, ideal for those who like peace and quiet. It’s not a hotel, so don’t go looking for 24/7 facilities, organised entertainment or the anonymity of being in a large resort. You will have your privacy, as there are plenty of quiet corners and terraces, but you’ll also be in close proximity to the other guests, especially at dinner, so it helps if you are the sociable kind.
Owners Julio and Jill opened Quinta das Achadas in 2002, so it’s well-established, well-run, and they obviously know the local area well, so can advise on what to see and do.
Close to Lagos and a good base for exploring the western Algarve.
When to go?
As with anywhere in the Algarve, July and August are the busiest (and most expensive) periods. If you’re not tied to school holidays, shoulder season rates are cheaper, everywhere is less crowded, and you’ll often get great weather.
Hire a car. It gives you the flexibility to get around the region, and in most cases, you’ll find a week’s car hire is around the same price as taking a taxi both ways from the airport.
If you are looking for a secluded retreat for larger parties of 14+ people, Quinta das Achadas can be hired exclusively.
Estrada da Barragem, Odiaxere, Lagos 8600-25.
Price ranges depend on your choice of accommodation and reflect the difference between low season (April, May, June and October) and high season (July, August and September).
Apartments: from €895 to €1,500 (all apartment bookings are taken on a per week basis only)
Rooms (per night): from €80 to €120.
Generally from April to October, although they will consider winter bookings.