If you’re planning a stay in Quinta do Lago, seduced by the luxurious golf resort lifestyle if only for a week or two, it’s vital that you choose a fabulous house but don’t forget about location.
In my honest opinion, perhaps the best location is in the charming resort of Encosta do Lago; just a few minute’s walk from the beautiful lake where you’ll find a few excellent restaurants to while away a sunny afternoon over a relaxed lunch, as well as a wide range of water sports in the calm waters of the lake. There are some wonderful nature trails to explore and it’s also not so far to walk over the low dunes to the golden sandy beach, washed clean twice a day by the waters of the Atlantic.
Within Encosta are some excellent resort facilities, centred around the large communal pool furnished with loungers for your relaxation, there’s a bar and restaurant at “Toucans” a health spa with equipped gym, sauna and two tennis courts with free use for guests.
All the apartments are fully air conditioned, with WiFi and “Lazer” TV giving a wide range of UK channels, there’s maid service 5 days a week (6 days in July and August), bed linen and towels are changed twice a week and you’ll find pool towels are provided. There’s a welcome hamper on arrival and a very nice touch is the complimentary fresh bread that’s delivered daily for your convenience.
Luxuriously appointed, garden apartment with it’s own private swimming pool; within a stroll of the resort’s leisure facilities and a short walk from the lake with water sports and a selection of popular waterside restaurants including “The Shack”.
Master suite with king-size bed, built-in robes, TV and doors to garden with beautiful views over the resort; en suite bathroom usually with over-bath shower. Twin bedroom with doors to the terrace, built-in robes and en suite shower room. Guest toilet. Very well equipped kitchen with all the appliances you’ll need for preparing snacks or gourmet dinners. Large comfortable living and dining room with TV, fireplace for cosy evenings during the low season months and doors to the private garden with a shaded spot for dining in the open air and your own private swimming pool, that can be heated for a supplementary charge.
Private swimming pool, 9m x 5m, 0.8m to 2m deep with steps in the shallow end, can be heated for a supplementary charge of £50 per day.
Lazer TV service
Hob and oven
Daily maid service
Linen and towel change twice a week
Private swimming pool
Gated pool access
Restaurant and bar
Resort facilities 100m
Lake restaurants 500m
Water sports 500m