Quinta Das Achadas

Quinta Das Achadas Amenities

Quinta Das Achadas Amenities

If past guest reviews are anything to go by, there are few better places for a taste of laid back rural relaxation than Quinta das Achadas, a short drive inland from the Algarve resort of Lagos on Portugal's south west tip. Here, under the friendly care of hosts Jill and Julio, families with young children tend to wind down to a gentle pace with long lazy days spent enjoying the lovely pool (heated in cooler months), sub tropical gardens, children's play areas, self-catered meals, or sociable communal BBQs, and farm fresh breakfasts taken on their private terraces.

The 19th century farmhouse has been lovingly transformed into a charming guest house and apartments by Jill and Julio, who live on site with their menagerie of animals. Although the Quinta isn’t really a farm anymore, little ones will squeal with delight at the pen of vietnamese Pot belly pigs while the pen of free range hens kindly supply fresh eggs for breakfast, served daily with home-baked bread and homemade preserves. The Quinta also has a large organic veg patch which is regularly raided for communal evening meals, offered a few times a week and served in the owners open plan farmhouse kitchen. In the summer, the owners also frequently host BBQ’s on their roof terrace.

Jill and Julio have stayed true to the Quinta’s roots by going for rustic, farmhouse-chic style, with contemporary luxury touches and all mod cons. Wood burning stoves, comfy sofas and cosy throws all make the apartments incredibly homely, complemented by luxury tiled bathrooms, well equipped kitchens, TV’s, DVD players and Wi Fi. The owners also provide essential baby equipment for feeding time to bedtime, along with children’s books and DVD’s.

Perhaps best of all, Quinta das Achadas is set in a paradise garden for basking in the Algarve sunshine, snoozing in the shade of palm, fig, almond and orange trees or sipping a chilled Rosé in the poolside cabana. A saltwater swimming pool, measuring 10m by 5m, is always kept to an optimum temperature and there is a hot tub for bubbly fun with baby or a romantic dip in the moonlight. Children also have their own play areas and toys for all ages, including swings, slide, climbing frame, see saw and a separate toddler area with play house, baby slide, baby swing and paddling pool. It’s hard for families to tear themselves away but then the famous Algarve beaches are also too close to miss and the owners will be happy to recommend which are the best.

Accommodation Overview:
Quinta das Achadas comprises two, 2-bedroom apartments, one large 1-bedroom apartment and two double b&b bedrooms. Reservation requests from this page will secure 'Bouganvillea', which has a double bedroom, bathroom and a large, open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining area plus a private patio with dining table. Each apartment is equipped with an electric cooker and ceramic hob, fridge, microwave, DVD player and Freesat TV. All are centrally heated for the winter months and contain wood burning stoves. A daily maid service is provided and a laundry service is available.

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The Owner / Manager

Julio Pires

Member since Mar 2013
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
  • Avg. Response Time:10 minutes
  • Availability Updated:26 days 11 hours


  • We really enjoyed our stay at the Quintas das Achadas. Julio and Jill were really welcoming and gave helpful advice. Our son 22 months enjoyed seeing the pigs and the dogs. The location is perfect as a base to do day trips to different small towns and beaches. Review dated 13/06/2019

  • We had a truly relaxing holiday, which we weren't expecting to have with a 9-month old baby! Jill and Julio were very friendly, laid back and accommodating. We loved our mornings in the cabana by the pool. The area is great - lovely towns, great beaches and all very child friendly. Thank you.Review dated 30/07/2015

  • We enjoyed a very relaxing two week stay with our sixteen month old, who loved the animals and dogs (who are very child friendly). Julio and Jill were the most welcoming and friendly hosts; the daily cooked breakfasts were so fresh and delicious and we loved the occassional communal dining up on the roof too - bliss! The local beaches are superb and we found many restaurants to be very child friendly. Car hire arranged through Julio was also very good value.Review dated 18/09/2013

Fast Facts

Sleeps 2 + a cot in a studio apartment with 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom

Airport under 2 hours drive

40 minutes from Faro airport.

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

The apartments are 10-mins drive from the nearest sandy beach (Lagos) and 45-minutes drive from a beautiful, unspoilt national park with long sandy beaches and family friendly restaurants and cafes.

Amenities within Walking Distance

The Quinta is around 15mins walk from the sleepy town of Odiaxere which has some mini markets, bars cafes, pharmacy, ATM and newsagents etc.

Any Pool

Guests have use of a large shared pool with sun loungers, plus a separate hot tub. The pool is heated during off peak season.

Private Chef

Daily breakfasts are delivered to each apartment's private terrace and other meals may be available on request.


The owners can provide babysitting if requested in advance.

Nursery Gear (additional)

Travel cots, highchairs, potties, plastic cutlery and crockery.

Indoor Toys

A selection of children's toys, books and u rated DVDs are available for little ones to enjoy

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Evening meals are provided between two and three times a week. Meals are served on the scenic roof terrace, which is within baby monitor distance of the apartment.

Outdoor Toys

This child-friendly rural retreat has a large children's play area with swings, slide, climbing frame, see-saw and also a separate area for little ones with play house, baby slide, baby swing, children's paddling pool along with assortment of toys for all ages to play with.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

Each apartment has its own private terrace with dining furniture

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

WI-FI is available.

Friendly Animals

Resident animals include dogs, cats, Vietnamese pot belly pigs and free range chickens


There is a good golf course just 10 minutes drive away.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

several travel cots and highchairs are available on request.

Daily Cleaning

There is a maid service 6 times per week.

Fireplace / Wood Burner

Log burner in the lounge.

Hot Tub

Apartments have a shared hot tub.