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Frequently asked questions

For accessibility FAQs please go to our Accessibility page & click FAQs.

Can you provide a travel cot & high chair

We have two travel cots, 1 high chair & 1 clip on high chairs which are available free-of-charge. . Please tell us that you will need them & they will be put up for you. The master bedroom the twin room & the casinha have sufficient room for a cot.

How warm is the pool/jacuzzi

Pools  can often be surprisingly cool, even in warm weather. This is because of coastal breezes which, although helping you to keep you from getting too hot, also suck heat out of swimming pools by evaporation.

Our solar thermal heating system, when used in conjunction with our pool cover provide temperatures in the range 31C (88F) in June, July & August, and over 26′C (79′F) from mid September.

We also provide supplementary heating  when needed (usually late summer/autumn) using a highly efficient air source heat pump. We provide this level of heating free of charge up to maintain a pool temperature of 26′C.

If you require a higher temperatures then we can offer 24hr pool heating (up to 31′C) for £10 per day supplement.

there is no “markup” on these prices, this is what it costs in electricity only.

Is the air conditioning free? Which rooms have aircon

All main rooms in the villa have air conditioning, each room being individually controllable. (n.b. the 4th bedroom, hallways & bathrooms do not have air conditioning). This facility is offered free of charge but we make some restrictions on operation of the units, not to cause inconvenience but to prevent inadvertent misuse. Specifically:

  • Room units will not operate when adjacent outside doors/windows are left open;
  • All units are disabled when the villa is empty.
  • Periodically through the day the system will reset (all units will switch off for a minute after which time they can be switched on again if required)

How far is the villa from the nearest beach

The nearest beach is Meia Praia – 2 miles of sand. About 15 mins by car. There are dozens of beaches with a 45min radius. Go to Details > Western Algarve for more details

How far is the villa from the nearest shops

The nearest shops are in Mexilhoeira Grande, our local village – 5 mins by car, 15 – 20 if you walk. The supermarket caters for all day to day needs. The nearest hypermarket is 10min by car.

How far is the villa from the nearest resort

We are between the Western Algarve resorts of Alvor, & Lagos (about 15min by car).

How far is the villa from the airport

From Faro airport 45 min by car. See  flights for details of other airports.

Do I need a car at Quinta dos Sonhos

Most people hire a car, some bring their own. A car gives you transport to/from the airport, shops & supermarkets, beaches, resorts, restaurants, scenic routes & other places holidaymakers like to visit.

It is possible to satisfy daily needs in our local village (small supermarkets, a few village bars & restaurants) 15mins walk away but all other journeys would be by public transport. There is no taxi “rank” but we have a local English speaking company that can be booked in advance (see card on noticeboard at villa)

For disabled or wheelchair dependent guests a car is essential for getting out. The lane linking the villa to the main road is up hill & too bumpy for a wheelchair.


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