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Villa Francella, Praia D’Oura, Algarve, Portugal

Villa Francella

Praia D’Oura, Algarve

Villa Summary

Villa Francella is a charming 3 bedroom villa with a location that is second to none. The shops, bars and restaurants of lively Praia D'Oura are 5 minutes' walk away. What's more Forte Da Oura Beach is 10 minutes away on foot, whilst the golden sands of Praia D'Oura are just a few minutes further. The popular Albufeira, along with a host of amenities is 5 minutes' drive away. Air conditioning/heating in the bedrooms, WiFi and pool heating are included.

Arrival & Departure Day :
Villa check in time from 16:00 Information
Villa check out time 10:00 Information

Villa Features

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 7
  • Beach 800 yds
  • Heated Pool
    28 x 17 ft Information
  • Pool fence
  • Free Air Con
  • Wifi
  • Car Not Required Information
Centrally located villas
Couples and small groups
Why our Algarve expert loves this villa
quoteupper The perfect location for a lively villa holiday, with the shops, bars and restaurants of Praia D'Oura practically on the doorstep. quotelower
Villa Description
Swimming pool, pool terrace and sunbathing area

The private L-shaped swimming pool is surrounded by ample space for sun worshippers to relax with a good book. There's a brick BBQ to one side of the garden which along with the exterior table and chairs on the covered terrace is perfect for alfresco dining.

There is a removable pool fence available on request at an extra charge of £60.00, which covers the cost of installation.


If you decide to hire a car there is on street parking. The front door opens into the living area.

Living space and kitchen

The open plan living area has ample seating and a dining table and chairs by the feature fireplace, with patio doors opening onto the pool terrace and garden. There's a fully equipped kitchen adjacent which has a breakfast table plus access to the garden at the front of the villa.

Bedrooms and bathrooms

On the ground floor, there are 2 twin bedrooms which share the separate shower room in between them. Upstairs is the double bedroom with an en suite bathroom and a private, south-facing terrace overlooking the garden and pool.

This villa has applied for a licence and the submission number is 66/78. The licence number will follow.
Key Notes
  • Villa Plus In-Resort Service  
  • Mid Week Towel Change & Light Clean  
  • Bed Linen  
  • Bathroom Towels  
  • Iron & Ironing Board  
  • Villa check in time from 16:00   Information
  • Villa check out time 10:00   Information

Villa facilities

  • 1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom  
  • 2 twin bedrooms  
  • 1 shower room  

Indoor amenities

  • FREE WiFi  
  • FREE Air conditioning/heating in 3 bedrooms   Information
  • Satellite TV  
  • Safe  
  • CD Player  
  • DVD Player  
  • Washing machine  
  • Dishwasher  
  • Microwave  
  • Hairdryers  
  • Childgate(s)  

Outdoor amenities

  • Alarm And Nightlight  
  • Brick BBQ  
  • FREE Pool heating  
  • Pool Fence  
  • Pool/Billiard Table  
  • Table Tennis  
  • Pool Size: 28 x 17 ft  
  • Pool Depth: Min. 3½ft, Max. 7ft  
Villa Location
Neighbour to our Villa Margarida, Villa Francella is situated on the western side of Praia D'Oura, within easy reach of the resorts host of shops, bars and restaurants. Forte Da Oura Beach is around a 10 minute walk away, and the beautiful golden beach after which Praia D'Oura was named is a few minutes further. If you wish to explore further, popular Albufeira is 5 minutes' drive away.

Location features

Local markets and shopping

There are many shops in Praia D'Oura itself within walking distance from Villa Francella. Alternatively, the older part of Albufeira is ideal to get a taste of the past with its narrow streets and handcraft shops. There are wide shopping streets and a lively atmosphere, particularly in the large square, where live music features at times. There is a local market every Tuesday between Praia D'Oura and the old town of Albufeira.

Bars and restaurants

There are many bars and restaurants in the area and Praia D'Oura is perfect for anyone wanting lots to do and a lively atmosphere! The Strip has everything you need, with all manner of cafes, bars, restaurants and clubs to choose from. During the day you can enjoy lunch at one of the cafes or restaurants, and at night Praia D'Oura really comes to life with many of the bars and clubs offering a great atmosphere. They are open until the early hours in high season with a varied choice of live music. For something more traditional, in the old town of Albufeira there's a good choice of bars and restaurants to suit all tastes spread all along the narrow, cobbled streets.


Forte Da Oura Beach is around 10 minutes' walk away, with Praia D'Oura Beach just a few minutes further. Alternatively, visit the beautiful and expansive sandy beach in Albufeira, flanked by dramatic cliffs and rock formations, a short drive away. For more relaxing surroundings, a string of picturesque cove beaches can be found just to the west of Albufeira, including Coelho, Castelo and Gale. A little further afield, 15 minutes' drive on either side of Albufeira, are the sandy stretches of Praia Grande to the west and Falesia to the east.

Family fun

There's a choice of water-parks and the Zoomarine aquarium and dolphin show within a short drive. Or, for the more active ones why not try Parque Aventura in Santa Eulalia, Albufeira, consisting of a paintball centre and various adventure courses through the trees made up of zip wires, bridges and ropes?

Places of interest

The International Sand Sculpture Festival, held in Pera, takes place every year from May to October. It celebrates a different theme each year and takes the 50 international artists 8 weeks to prepare for! The exhibits are fantastic and are created by artists from all over the world. Alternatively, chic Vilamoura with its international marina, casino, shops and restaurants is well worth a visit for a day or evening out.


For golfers, the 9-hole Balaia golf course and 9-hole Sheraton Pine Cliffs course at Olhos D'Agua are nearby, with 6 full, championship courses at Vilamoura to choose from.


Every villa comes with its own manual, complete with details of the best restaurants, taxis, local amenities and activities. And of course, our reps are on hand to make sure you love your holiday more. If you need any advice or tips on the local area, they will be more than happy to help.

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GPS coordinates

Latitude: 37.088711

Longitude: -8.233773

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Activities and things to do
Club Praia D’Oura bowling
'If you fancy the idea of a game of bowls, cucumber sandwiches, Pimms and a great view of the sea, make sure you call in at Club Praia d’Oura.

Situated in Albufeira at the time-share complex by the same name, the green is open to residents and non-residents from 10am to 6pm unless there are tournaments in play. (Tel 00 351 289 590310)
Praia D’Oura Watersports
Try windsurfing at Praia D’Oura or waterskiing at Falesia beach near Albufeira. During the summer months, the Acoteias complex near Falesia offers other watersports.

Pine Cliffs golf course
This course is perched on a cliff top above Falesia, one of the Algarve's most stunning beaches. The 5 Star Sheraton Algarve Hotel overlooks the umbrella pine trees that line the fairways.

The most testing hole is the dog-leg sixth with its small landing area for the drive. The second shot is uphill to a backward sloping green with bunkers in front.

Address: Sheraton Pine Cliffs Resort, Praia da Falesta 8200-909 Albufeira
Tel: + 351 289 500100
Fax: + 351 289 500117

For golf bookings - Email:

Description: Nine holes, 2274 metres, Par 33
Location: Seven kilometers east of Albufeira on the coast. Turn left off the EN125 for Acoteias, west of the Vilamoura turn off.
Salgados golf course
One of the many courses in the Algarve, it was once an aircraft landing strip and wetland area beside a bird sanctuary.

It has been compared to both a Scottish links course and a water-filled Florida course and if you enjoy water challenges this course is for you.

The par 4 seventh is rated amongst the best holes in Portugal. The final three holes decrease in difficulty allowing golfers to ease up after a testing first 15.

Address: Vale do Rabelho, Apartado 2266 8200-917
Tel: + 351 289 583030
Fax: + 351 289 591112
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Description: Eighteen holes, 6080 metres, Par 72
Location: Six kilometers west of Albufeira. Turn off the EN125 at Guia.

Zoomarine is an exotic marine life theme park home to hundreds of fantastic and fascinating sea creatures. The park includes dolphins, sea lions, turtles, a shark, a museum and an alligator farm as well as a mini-zoo, exotic birds and tropical fish.

Some of the best shows in Europe are staged at Zoomarine such as sea lion, dolphin and eagle shows. It is advisable to arrive early and plan an itinerary for the day.

It is also possible to interact with dolphins but it is advisable to call at least 2 days in advance. Even though it is costable, it is very popular.

Entertainment at the theme park also includes fairground rides, swimming pools, shops and a cinema.

Zoomarine is situated at KM65 close to Albufeira on the main N125 road between Pera and Guia. The park is in a tranquil setting offset by gardens and lakes. Tel: 200 351 289 560 300.
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Villa Francella Customer Reviews

Lisa Webb, 26-Mar-2016

Lovely villa, very clean and spacious and within walking distance of all amenities without being on top of them so it was nice and quiet at night.

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Yvonne Greene, 06-Jul-2013

This villa is in an ideal location between the strip or Albuferia. Everything you need is in the villa, the pool was fantastic for the kids & the bigger kids. The pool table & table tennis table were ideal also. All in all I couldn't fault the villa, and a beautiful restaurant right opposite - food was fab.

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Karen Anne Fleming, 22-Jun-2013

The Villa was fantastic, it had everything in it we required for our holiday. Pool and garden area were excellent, and it was really good having the pool table and table tennis. The villa was ideally situated, with only a 5 minute walk to the strip and the local tourist train stop just down the road. Home now, and already thinking about booking up again.

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Lorraine Gelder, 15-Jun-2013

This is the fourth time in a Villa Plus villa, it was in a good location and very secure. The tourist land train leaves from the nearby roundabout and goes to the old town, buy a day ticket and use it as much as you like. Excellent restuarant just over the road. See you soon Villa Plus

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Paula Watkins, 09-Jun-2012

Fantastic holiday in villa Francella Algarve, the villa was just as we expected very clean, the pool and ping pong tables were a great hit with our 4 boys, the villa is positioned in a great location with a restaurant right opposite which was very nice, and easy walking distance to the strip which as a lot more busy, and the beach. A fabulous holiday Villa Plus - thank you for a superb villa! We will definitely be booking with you next year.

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Newton Rogers, 12-May-2012

Well worthwhile

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