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Babygoes2 recommends properties which are suitable for babies or toddlers for a variety of reasons (go to first stop). None of these properties however is 100% child-safe. All of the property descriptions are the opinion of BabyGoes2 and not the individual property owner or tour operator. Prices, while as accurate as possible, are for guidance only. Check late deals and members offers for any price reductions or offers.
sandy bay cottage
Location:

Lovely beachside cottage with simple, crisp decor, a spacious living room, glorious seaviews and a gated pool. It has a sought after central Algarve location just 300m from the beach (path not suitable for buggies however as it has some uneven steps, so little ones would need to be carried to use this path) with sea and river views. Also within easy walking distance (1.2 km)of facilities, and Carvoeiro and Portimao just a short 6/8km drive away. Faro airport is 60km.

Accommodation:

One double bedroom and three singles (one with an oversized bed); a country-style kitchen with modern appliances; and a lovely spacious and comfortable living room. A door opens out from here to the sunny and spacious terrace, with eviews of the Atlantic Ocean and Arade River mouth.There are 2 shower rooms.

Facilities:

Washing Machine

Dishwasher 

32" Plasma Satellite TV (Freeview)

 DVD player

WiFi (suitable for browsing/emails only)

Pool 5 x 3.5m. 1.3m deep with step running the width of one of the sides of the pool. Depth of water on the step is 40cm. Pool room with shower.  

 CD player

 Hairdryer  

Built-in barbecue

For children:

Gated pool

Pool:

5 x 3.5m. 1.3m deep with step running the width of one of the sides of the pool. Depth of water on the step is 40cm. Pool room with shower.  

Price guide:

From £1214 for a weeks rental for a family of 4, to £2163 depending on season, including maid service 3 days a weekand welcome pack

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Casa Da Areia
Location:

An extremely comfortable, spacious villa,  ideally located just 35 mins drive form Faro airport and just 1.5km from the blue flag beach of Olhos d'Agua, central Algarve, and within walking distance of some excellent amenities.The coastline around Olhos is well known for the striking natural contrasts of bright clay-coloured cliffs, vivid green of the tall umbrella pines and unbroken azure blue of the sky. The region’s marvellous beaches need little introduction being world famous for the quality, of their soft sand, clear waters and family friendly facilities. There is, indeed something for everyone in this wonderful part of the world where you will find totally unspoilt countryside just a few kilometres inland, an excellent choice of restaurants to suite all tastes and budgets and a fine selection of land and water sport facilities, which includes three championship golf courses within a 20 minute drive. Understandably very popular, arly booking is essential, especailly for peak season.

Accommodation:

The villa is light and airy, with spacious rooms decorated largely in blue and white. Accommdodation comprises of  downstairs cloackroom,  living/dining room (A/C, TV, DVD, CD, WiFi) with doors to covered terrace. Well equipped kitchen (A/C, oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine). Double bedroom (A/C) with dressing area, en suite bathroom and doors to covered terrace. Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room and doors to garden. Twin bedroom (A/C) with en suite bathroom and doors to terrace. Outside there is an in built barbecue,  shower, table football, covered dining terrace, sun terrace. There are lovely landscaped grounds with lawn. Private open and covered parking. Private swimming pool (10m x 5m) with corner Roman steps and long shallow ledge along one side - optional fencing and heating available. Separate heated children’s pool (4.6m x 2.4m).

For children:

Fenced and heated main pool (optional)

Childrens solar heated pool

lawns

Pool:

10x5 m private pool with roman steps and optional heating and fencing.

Sleeps:
6
Price guide:

From £1650 to £2795 per weekly rental, depending on season. Flights extra. Pool heating at additional cost

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Villa Alvares
Big enough for:

6

Location:

Set in an ideal central  Algarve location, in a residential area bordered by an olive grove just  500m from the heart of Pêra where there are a range of amenities including a mini-market, several cafes, bars and traditional restaurants.  Nearby Armação de Pêra (3km) has several excellent seafood eateries as well as some fabulous beaches, including the Praia Grande de Pêra. Faro is just a 40 min transfer away, medieval Silves is just a 15 min drive, and beautiful, vibrant Lagos just 30 mins drive.

Accommodation:

Villa Alvares has a striking contemporary design and decor. The spacious open plan living, dining and kitchen area enjoys access to both the poolside calçada terrace and barbecue area. Modern appliances abound with excellent lighting, subtle décor tones and furnishings. A convenient cloakroom and a well-appointed double bedroom with a dressing area, en suite facilities and access to the terrace complete the ground floor make-up.

Open tread stairs lead to the first floor with two further double bedrooms and a separate shower room.  Both bedrooms enjoy access onto the wide first floor terraces, ideal spots for a morning coffee or a relaxing siesta.  

  • Ground floor:  Open plan living/dining/kitchen area with breakfast bar (A/C, fireplace, TV, DVD, CD, WiFi, dishwasher, microwave). Patio doors from living area to pool terrace. Patio doors from kitchen area to barbecue area (washing machine). Cloakroom. Double bedroom (A/C) with dressing area, en suite bathroom and patio doors to terrace.
  • First Floor: Two double bedrooms (A/C), both with patio doors to upper terrace. Shower room. 
  • Outside:  Enclosed terraces.  Inbuilt barbecue. Washing machine. Poolside shower.
  • Private gated swimming pool (8m x 4m)

    

Facilities:

 A/C, fireplace, TV, DVD, CD, WiFi, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, BBQ, poolside shower, private gated swimming pool (8m x 4m)

For children:

Private gated swimming pool (8m x 4m),  cot and highchair available on request

Sleeps:
6
Price guide:

From £1668 (June) to £2520 (Aug) for a weeks villa rental. Low season prices also available.

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Oliveira
Location:

Ideally located just 10 mins walk from the village of Guia, just 15 mins drive from Albufeira and 40 mins from Faro. Guia is the hometown of chicken piri-piri and a wealth of nearby restaurants serve this famous dish. Fresh fish and seafood are also local favourites especially at the beachside restaurants all along the coast.
Several of the Algarve’s best beaches (many with watersports) are within 5-15km plus other attractions such as world class golfing, waterparks, the sand sculpture village and Salgados nature reserve are also within easy distance. Less than an hour’s drive, the Monchique hills offer shady picnic areas and forest footpaths and the medieval wallled city of Silves is just a short drive away.
 

Accommodation:

Comfortable and traditional in style the immaculate, well maintained interior offers an attractively subdued décor with cooling floor tiles throughout. From the entrance hall there is a conveniently placed shower room and a family-sized bathroom separates two spacious air conditioned bedrooms, a double with patio doors to the poolside terrace and a twin with picture windows.

A raised dining area overlooks the living room from where patio doors lead to a very attractive covered terrace, ideal for outdoor meals. A towering palm stands above a neatly trimmed lawn and an array of tropical flora provides colour and fragrance. Sun terrace surrounds the two pools and for added safety a balustrade (with gate) designates the pool area from the garden and terrace.
 

Facilities:

Satellite TV, DVD, WiFi, CD oven, microwave, dishwasher, lawn, washing machine, private swimming pool (8m x 4m),children’s pool (2m x 3m) BBQ

For children:

private swimming pool (8m x 4m),children’s pool (2m x 3m) cot and highchair on request

Pool:

private swimming pool (8m x 4m),children’s pool (2m x 3m) - both gated off from the house and terrace

Sleeps:
4
Price guide:

From £699 to £1500 per weekly rental, depending on season

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Martinhal, Sagres, Algarve
Stay:

Martinhal, Sagres, Algarve, Portugal

Location:

On the unspoilt western Algarve, with small historic fishing ports and vast sandy beaches. Close to both Sagres and Cape St Vincent (the most westerly point in Europe), Martinhal is a  luxury resort with a contemporary feel and informal luxury – and offes both boutique hotel accommodation but also houses with resort facilities - which work especially well for families. The resort is surrounded by a protected natural park, and is considered an area of outstanding natural beauty, it is a great area for walking and discovering pretty seaside towns and ports.

Accommodation:

Rooms in the boutique hotel, or: Martinhal Houses, there are a total of 55 houses, with 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms, each with private garden and pool ( some fenced) Garden houses – ideal for families as centrally located within a garden and surrounding a pool, childrens pool and close to the childrens club Bay houses have views across the nature reserve. Ocean houses face Martinhal Bay and the sea. 2 or 3 bedroom Pinewood houses have their own fenced pools set in gardens. House Facilities: En-suite bathrooms, Sitting/dining room, Fully equipped designer kitchen with cooker, hob, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, Terrace or Veranda. Houses are decorated and designed to the highest standard, with modern stylish furniture, large windows, satalite tv, wireless internet access. The beautiful accomodations and resort suroundings make for the perfect luxury holiday with children.

Daily maid service and pre-order meals for home delivery also available.

There are also individually owned 3-5 bed villas set on the resort - many with gated pool. Guests staying in these have access to all the resort facilities

Facilities:

Whether travelling with baby, children or older teens, this resort has something for everyone.

3 Restaurants ,Snack Bar, 3 Bars, Pool bar, Juice bar 5 Swimming pools, including an indoor/outdoor pool, toddlers pool and a shallow entry beach style pool Fitness room, Tennis, Paddle tennis, Football pitch, Mountain bikes, Spa, Watersports, Beach.

For children:

Kids club for children aged 6 months to 10 years. Children's pools, Child friendly menus. Raposinhos ( Little fox) Creche and Kid's Club is open 7 days a week, from 9am to 6pm, and 8pm in July and August. A full range of activities is available. Charges apply Babysitting also available

Pool:

Some villas have gated pools. Pinewood houses - pools can be fenced

Spa:

Excellent, peaceful spa with a wide range of treatments

Price guide:

Prices range from £1,232 per week up to £3,731 per week depending on size and season.

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Martinhal Quinta
Big enough for:

2-10

Location:

Martinhal Quinta is set in its own grounds on the exclusive Quinta Do Lago site on the Algarve, just 15 mins drive from Faro, and well located to explore not only the rest of the coast and the Eastern Algarve, but inland too. Unspoilt Loule, with its fab market (excellent for fish and vegetables) for example can be reached in just over 10 mins. Estoi, Tavira, Olhao, Silves are all within easy reach. The resort offers the sought-after and rare combination of top quality self-catering accommodation with hotel style service and facilities, including creche and childrens’ club so it's perfect for that flexible luxury holiday with children in tow. An ideal destination for all seasons, for families travelling individually or together with friends.

Accommodation:

There are 2/3 bedroom townhouses, 3/4/5 bedroom villas, all with private pools and gardens – the townhouse pools are smaller, plunge pools, the villas' pools are larger. The houses and villas are all of a high standard. Decorated in cool, neutral colours with shaker style furniture, they are very spacious and well equipped. There is air conditioning/heating in all rooms, 52 in flat screen TV. DVD’s are available for hire. There’s a cd system in the lounge/dining room. The bedrooms are very large, all with spacious en suite bathrooms with both a shower and bath. Living/dining rooms are spacious and very comfortable. The kitchens are stylish and well equipped, bathrooms are spacious.

Facilities:

There is a very attractive central area with a huge pool and childrens pool, a poolside restaurant/café for lunches and snacks. There is a good creche and kids club, along with a Deli with with groceries and prepared dishes. Reception can arrange more or less anything – from bikes (for children too), to tennis, riding, golf and boat trips. The beach is a 2 min drive away (2km), with easy, shaded parking. There is an adult only swimming pool and a beach shuttle (local charge). Wifi.

Child Care:

A  kids club and creche from 6mth -8yrs (local charge). Very well run with a varied schedule of activities and committed staff. The Blue Room is a great place for older children and teenagers to hang out and chill.

For children:

A  kids club and creche from 6mth -8yrs (local charge). Very well run with a varied schedule of activities and committed staff. The Blue Room is a great place for older children and teenagers to hang out and chill.Baby Concierge service where baby/child equipment can be pre -ordered. Childrens pool.Babysitting.

Pool:

Private pools in the townhouses and villas can be fenced on request - subject to availability. Request at the time of booking.

Price guide:

Prices range from £1500- £5000 per week, depending on season and size of house or villa. Flights and transfers extra.

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Vidamar
Big enough for:

2-8

Location:

With its great climate and wide variety of activities, the Algave is a year-round destination - and the 5 star Vidamar Resort is an ideal family-friendly base. The central Algarve beach-side location just 2km from the village of Gale and only 13 km from Albufeira is perfect for exploring, and is around a 45 minute transfer from Faro.  No compromise on style needed, as the rooms, suites and townhouses all have contemporary decor. The townhouses are perfect family accommdoation - spacious with kitchens, lounges, gardens and private pools - which can be fenced. 

Accommodation:

The resort offers both rooms, suites and townhouses - all decorated in the same contemporary style. Townhouses are ideal for families as they offer maximum space and flexibility, along with private pools(optionlal fencing), but with access to all the 5 star resort facilities - and can also be booked on a b&b or HB basis if preferred. Townhouses have either 2,3 or 4 bedrooms and so can sleep up to 8. The living room has floor to ceiling windows leading to the terrace and pool, ad the bedrooms all have their own flat screen TV's - the houses are airconditioned throughout The resort centre is just a short walk away, where guests can enjoy 2 communal pools and chldrens pool, restaurants, bars, kids club  and spa. A boardwalk leads to the long, sandy Salgados beach. Townhouse facilities include: 

Washing machine • Dishwasher • Fridge/Freezer • Microwave • Hairdryer • Safe • Air conditioning • Flat screen satellite TV • WiFi • Iron & Ironing board

Facilities:

2 pools (one heated), one adult only chill-out pool,  indoor pool, kids pool, kids club 4-11 yrs, babysitting, spa, 3 bars, 3 restaurants, wifi, spa and fitness room

Child Care:

Kids club 4-11 yrs, full schedule of activities inc mini disco. Babysitting

For children:

Kids club from 4-11yrs, babysitting, kids heated pool,  Baby Corner , Cot , Highchair,  Baby tub (on request, free of charge), Stairgate,  Pool fence 

Pool:

Townhouse private pools can be fenced for an optional fee

Spa:

wide range of treatments

Price guide:

2 bed townhouse from £1450 - £3319 depending on season for 7 nights rental (excluding flights) on self catering. May half term for example is £1754. Stays and changeover days can be of any duration subject to availability. 3 and 4 bedrooms townhouses also available at a supplement.

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Vidamar
Big enough for:

2-8

Location:

With its great climate and wide variety of activities, the Algave is a year-round destination - and the 5 star Vidamar Resort is an ideal family-friendly base. The central Algarve beach-side location just 2km from the village of Gale and only 13 km from Albufeira is perfect for exploring, and is around a 45 minute transfer from Faro.  No compromise on style needed, as the rooms, suites and townhouses all have contemporary decor. The townhouses are perfect family accommdoation - spacious with kitchens, lounges, gardens and private pools - which can be fenced. 

Accommodation:

The resort offers both rooms, suites and townhouses - all decorated in the same contemporary style. Townhouses are ideal for families as they offer maximum space and flexibility, along with private pools(optionlal fencing), but with access to all the 5 star resort facilities - and can also be booked on a b&b or HB basis if preferred. Townhouses have either 2,3 or 4 bedrooms and so can sleep up to 8. The living room has floor to ceiling windows leading to the terrace and pool, ad the bedrooms all have their own flat screen TV's - the houses are airconditioned throughout The resort centre is just a short walk away, where guests can enjoy 2 communal pools and chldrens pool, restaurants, bars, kids club  and spa. A boardwalk leads to the long, sandy Salgados beach. Townhouse facilities include: 

Washing machine • Dishwasher • Fridge/Freezer • Microwave • Hairdryer • Safe • Air conditioning • Flat screen satellite TV • WiFi • Iron & Ironing board

Facilities:

2 pools (one heated), one adult only chill-out pool,  indoor pool, kids pool, kids club 4-11 yrs, babysitting, spa, 3 bars, 3 restaurants, wifi, spa and fitness room

Child Care:

Kids club 4-11 yrs, full schedule of activities inc mini disco. Babysitting

For children:

Kids club from 4-11yrs, babysitting, kids heated pool,  Baby Corner , Cot , Highchair,  Baby tub (on request, free of charge), Stairgate,  Pool fence 

Pool:

Townhouse private pools can be fenced for an optional fee

Spa:

wide range of treatments

Price guide:

2 bed townhouse from £1450 - £3319 depending on season for 7 nights rental (excluding flights) on self catering. May half term for example is £1754. Stays and changeover days can be of any duration subject to availability. 3 and 4 bedrooms townhouses also available at a supplement.

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Vidamar
Current Offers:

5-15% early booking discount, depending on month.
Offer valid from: 02 December 2017
Offer valid to: 20 October 2018
Book by: 01 September 2018

Big enough for:

2-8

Location:

With its great climate and wide variety of activities, the Algave is a year-round destination - and the 5 star Vidamar Resort is an ideal family-friendly base. The central Algarve beach-side location just 2km from the village of Gale and only 13 km from Albufeira is perfect for exploring, and is around a 45 minute transfer from Faro.  No compromise on style needed, as the rooms, suites and townhouses all have contemporary decor. The townhouses are perfect family accommdoation - spacious with kitchens, lounges, gardens and private pools - which can be fenced. 

Accommodation:

The resort offers both rooms, suites and townhouses - all decorated in the same contemporary style. Townhouses are ideal for families as they offer maximum space and flexibility, along with private pools(optionlal fencing), but with access to all the 5 star resort facilities - and can also be booked on a b&b or HB basis if preferred. Townhouses have either 2,3 or 4 bedrooms and so can sleep up to 8. The living room has floor to ceiling windows leading to the terrace and pool, ad the bedrooms all have their own flat screen TV's - the houses are airconditioned throughout The resort centre is just a short walk away, where guests can enjoy 2 communal pools and chldrens pool, restaurants, bars, kids club  and spa. A boardwalk leads to the long, sandy Salgados beach. Townhouse facilities include: 

Washing machine • Dishwasher • Fridge/Freezer • Microwave • Hairdryer • Safe • Air conditioning • Flat screen satellite TV • WiFi • Iron & Ironing board

Facilities:

2 pools (one heated), one adult only chill-out pool,  indoor pool, kids pool, kids club 4-11 yrs, babysitting, spa, 3 bars, 3 restaurants, wifi, spa and fitness room

Child Care:

Kids club 4-11 yrs, full schedule of activities inc mini disco. Babysitting

For children:

Kids club from 4-11yrs, babysitting, kids heated pool,  Baby Corner , Cot , Highchair,  Baby tub (on request, free of charge), Stairgate,  Pool fence 

Pool:

Townhouse private pools can be fenced for an optional fee

Spa:

wide range of treatments

Price guide:

2 bed townhouse from £1450 - £3319 depending on season for 7 nights rental (excluding flights) on self catering. May half term for example is £1754. Stays and changeover days can be of any duration subject to availability. 3 and 4 bedrooms townhouses also available at a supplement.

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