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  • Britons looking for an affordable second home or income-generating rental property might find what they’re looking for in the beach paradise of the Algarve in Portugal. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) reports an expected increase in distressed properties in Portugal in the first quarter of 2012 which presents opportunity to British investors who are looking for a good deal. Rics senior economist Josh Miller suggests that this is the ideal opportunity for Britons looking for a second-home or rental property to branch out and grab a bargain which offers fantastic views and an enviable location in an area that boasts high letting demands. Escape from the average UK home price of £228,385 and soak up 300 days of...

    Distressed Properties Create Investment Opportunities in the Algarve

    Britons looking for an affordable second home or income-generating rental property might find what they’re looking for in the beach paradise of the Algarve in Portugal. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) reports an expected increase in distressed properties in Portugal in the first quarter of 2012 which presents opportunity to British investors who are looking for a good deal. Rics senior economist Josh Miller suggests that this is the ideal opportunity for Britons looking for a second-home or rental property to branch out and grab a bargain which offers fantastic views and an enviable location in an area that boasts high letting demands. Escape from the average UK home price of £228,385 and soak up 300 days of...

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  •   Beautifully spacious well maintained four bedroom and 3 bathroom villa with provate pool in the heart of Vale do lobo. A beautifully hand crafted cobblestone driveway takes you to a ground level sheltered car par with close proximity to the main entrance. The main halway has built in wardrobes, the guest wc and then leads you into the main living and dining room area. On the ground floor you will also find the kitchen, double glazed doors that lead out to the pool terrace and garden, the kitchen, and two bedrooms, one of them being the master bedroom with large spacious windows that overlook the garden. There is a BBQ and the kitchen is large enough to place a breakfast table. On...

    4 Bedroom Villa Property for Sale, with Swimming Pool in Vale do Lobo, Reduced for Quick Sale – €725,000

      Beautifully spacious well maintained four bedroom and 3 bathroom villa with provate pool in the heart of Vale do lobo. A beautifully hand crafted cobblestone driveway takes you to a ground level sheltered car par with close proximity to the main entrance. The main halway has built in wardrobes, the guest wc and then leads you into the main living and dining room area. On the ground floor you will also find the kitchen, double glazed doors that lead out to the pool terrace and garden, the kitchen, and two bedrooms, one of them being the master bedroom with large spacious windows that overlook the garden. There is a BBQ and the kitchen is large enough to place a breakfast table. On...

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  •   This article was written by Algarve Life Stripped Naked: Vale do Lobo Praça really has grown in quality and charm with the recent opening of ʻGiselaʼsʼ. Some of you may already be familiar with Giselas food through her private catering company ʻFine Dining In Styleʼ and their Michelin trained chefs. Luckily for us, we now have the remarkable new ʻGiselaʼsʼ restaurant. Everything at Giselas is attention to detail. Hues of pinks and aquas, entwined with trace elements of black and silver leaf, provide the delectable and tasteful ʻchocolate boxʼ interior.. An exquisite menu selection draws you into the magic which is Giselas food creations. This really is a superb dining experience, from the sumptuous and stylish decor, to the quietly...

    Giselas Restaurant – A ʻChocolate Boxʼ delight of gastronomical deliciousness !

      This article was written by Algarve Life Stripped Naked: Vale do Lobo Praça really has grown in quality and charm with the recent opening of ʻGiselaʼsʼ. Some of you may already be familiar with Giselas food through her private catering company ʻFine Dining In Styleʼ and their Michelin trained chefs. Luckily for us, we now have the remarkable new ʻGiselaʼsʼ restaurant. Everything at Giselas is attention to detail. Hues of pinks and aquas, entwined with trace elements of black and silver leaf, provide the delectable and tasteful ʻchocolate boxʼ interior.. An exquisite menu selection draws you into the magic which is Giselas food creations. This really is a superb dining experience, from the sumptuous and stylish decor, to the quietly...

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  •   This article was written by Algarve Life Stripped Naked: Sitting here gazing at the crinkled velvet ocean, even though the eggs benedict are fabulous, but I am half regretting my decision to make this my breakfast stop. Reason 1) I noticed the lobster tank on arrival and the cheeky crabs and lobsters waving at me and almost shouting ʻhey blondie, pick meʼ !!! Reason 2) I have just seen their evening menu. Reason 3) I really want to sample ALL of their deserts Reason 4) It is a really romantic location and Iʼm here on my own!!! As the name Sandbanks suggests, it is perfectly situated at the end of the Praça with a spectacular view over the Atlantic, and...

    Sandbanks Fish and Seafood Restaurant – Charm, Chic and Style, Sandbanks is Sunny, Sunny Days Through to Starry, Starry Nights.

      This article was written by Algarve Life Stripped Naked: Sitting here gazing at the crinkled velvet ocean, even though the eggs benedict are fabulous, but I am half regretting my decision to make this my breakfast stop. Reason 1) I noticed the lobster tank on arrival and the cheeky crabs and lobsters waving at me and almost shouting ʻhey blondie, pick meʼ !!! Reason 2) I have just seen their evening menu. Reason 3) I really want to sample ALL of their deserts Reason 4) It is a really romantic location and Iʼm here on my own!!! As the name Sandbanks suggests, it is perfectly situated at the end of the Praça with a spectacular view over the Atlantic, and...

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  •   This article was written by Algarve Life Stripped Naked: With a very Italian flair and feel, La Terrazza is authentic in its dishes and surroundings. Right in the heart of the Praça and next to Montys where I do admit to a few excellent nights out recently! The elegant dining room is Italian themed, but as the weather is so good I chose to sit on the terrace. There is also a great view of the centre stage here, so not only can you worship the heavenly nights here, you can listen to the entertainment! The one big thing I have noticed amongst all the places I have visited in the Praça, is the seamless way all things flow. I...

    La Terrazza Restaurant – Italian Style and Chic in a Warm and Inviting Setting

      This article was written by Algarve Life Stripped Naked: With a very Italian flair and feel, La Terrazza is authentic in its dishes and surroundings. Right in the heart of the Praça and next to Montys where I do admit to a few excellent nights out recently! The elegant dining room is Italian themed, but as the weather is so good I chose to sit on the terrace. There is also a great view of the centre stage here, so not only can you worship the heavenly nights here, you can listen to the entertainment! The one big thing I have noticed amongst all the places I have visited in the Praça, is the seamless way all things flow. I...

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  • Stunning South-Facing Villa just 5min from the Heart Of Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago Impressive villa with ample proportions and high quality fittings. South-facing and within 5-minutes drive of the beach and golf resorts of Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago. The villa has an impressive back and front entrance with electric gates and underground parking. All of the bedrooms are double rooms with fitted wardrobes and are light and spacious. Two of the bedrooms are ensuite, whilst the others make use of a shared bathroom. There are 4 bathrooms in total. The living room is large and has it’s own fireplace, with patio doors that take you out to the pool terrace and garden. The kitchen...

    4 Bedroom Villa Property for Sale in a Quiet Location in Vale do Lobo – €650,000

    Stunning South-Facing Villa just 5min from the Heart Of Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago Impressive villa with ample proportions and high quality fittings. South-facing and within 5-minutes drive of the beach and golf resorts of Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago. The villa has an impressive back and front entrance with electric gates and underground parking. All of the bedrooms are double rooms with fitted wardrobes and are light and spacious. Two of the bedrooms are ensuite, whilst the others make use of a shared bathroom. There are 4 bathrooms in total. The living room is large and has it’s own fireplace, with patio doors that take you out to the pool terrace and garden. The kitchen...

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  •   This article was written by Algarve Life Stripped Naked: Situated in the centre of the Praça, Amore is to pizza and pasta as my favourite Kurt Geiger left heel is to the right!! Essential dining, including meat and fish, there is something for everyone on this menu. Seated outside the striking red and black restaurant on the terrace, I order the Salmone Marinato,( fresh salmon marinated with ginger lemon & herbs, finely sliced over toasts ), followed by Tagliatelle al Spinaci, ( ribbon pasta with spinach, diced bacon, fresh cream and parmesan ). Vale do Lobo Praça is like a friendly little village. The elderly couple doing their crossword and noisily challenging each other over the correct answer from yesterday...

    Amore Pizza and Pasta heaven & introducing the Amore Deck Bar

      This article was written by Algarve Life Stripped Naked: Situated in the centre of the Praça, Amore is to pizza and pasta as my favourite Kurt Geiger left heel is to the right!! Essential dining, including meat and fish, there is something for everyone on this menu. Seated outside the striking red and black restaurant on the terrace, I order the Salmone Marinato,( fresh salmon marinated with ginger lemon & herbs, finely sliced over toasts ), followed by Tagliatelle al Spinaci, ( ribbon pasta with spinach, diced bacon, fresh cream and parmesan ). Vale do Lobo Praça is like a friendly little village. The elderly couple doing their crossword and noisily challenging each other over the correct answer from yesterday...

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  • Literally on the border of Vale do Lobo, this recently built 6 bedroom villa has some outstanding features for families looking to buy a property. Location: It is quietely located off Vale do Lobo, literally on the border of the resort overlooking the Ocean Golf Course. It is in residential neighbourhood of the Fonte Santa, which is a quiet and security patrolled location. The villa is only a 15min walk from the beach, and local beach bar restaurant! The most famous and mouth watering “Chicken Shack” restaurant, Marufo’s” is only a 2minute drive away. Being so close to Vale do Lobo, naturally means that you are also in close proximity to supermarkets, luxury restaurants and bars, the medical centre, tennis and sports clubs,...

    6 Bedroom Villa for Sale near Vale do Lobo with Sea Views, Golf Views, Games Room and Cinema Room – €2.4M

    Literally on the border of Vale do Lobo, this recently built 6 bedroom villa has some outstanding features for families looking to buy a property. Location: It is quietely located off Vale do Lobo, literally on the border of the resort overlooking the Ocean Golf Course. It is in residential neighbourhood of the Fonte Santa, which is a quiet and security patrolled location. The villa is only a 15min walk from the beach, and local beach bar restaurant! The most famous and mouth watering “Chicken Shack” restaurant, Marufo’s” is only a 2minute drive away. Being so close to Vale do Lobo, naturally means that you are also in close proximity to supermarkets, luxury restaurants and bars, the medical centre, tennis and sports clubs,...

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  •   One of the most remarkable features about this property is that it is a 2 minute walk from the sandy beach and the Atlantic ocean. It has recently been refurbished with modern finishings. There is ground level parking with a beautiful hand crafted calcada (cobble stone) pathway that takes you to the main entrance. On the ground floor of this fantastic villa there is an open plan dining and living room, with patio doors which take you out to the 6 x 3.5 metre swimming pool, a BBQ, large terrace and breath taking ocean views. The kitchen is light and spacious with modern appliances and stone work surfaces. In total there are 4 bedrooms: On the ground floor: Twin...

    4 Bedroom Villa for Sale with Swimming Pool, Walking Distance to the Beach, and Sea Views

      One of the most remarkable features about this property is that it is a 2 minute walk from the sandy beach and the Atlantic ocean. It has recently been refurbished with modern finishings. There is ground level parking with a beautiful hand crafted calcada (cobble stone) pathway that takes you to the main entrance. On the ground floor of this fantastic villa there is an open plan dining and living room, with patio doors which take you out to the 6 x 3.5 metre swimming pool, a BBQ, large terrace and breath taking ocean views. The kitchen is light and spacious with modern appliances and stone work surfaces. In total there are 4 bedrooms: On the ground floor: Twin...

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  •   This article was written by Algarve Life Stripped Naked: Well I must say I am thoroughly enjoying my time in Vale do Lobo, and my evening is being spent at Montys in the Praça. The terrace is invitingly lit, when you enter through the Montys signature doors, the decor of the main bar area that greats you is that of ʻstylish clubʼ. Reminiscent of a few old London haunts from back in the 80ʼs, I smile with nostalgia. Already I love this place, the atmosphere is spot on, groups of diners, families, golfers, couples. I feel comfortable here. I wonder around looking at the ʻWalls of Fameʼ as ! wait for one of the owners, Ian Digby. Mr charm himself...

    Celebrity spotting? Come on down as they go to Montyʼs!!

      This article was written by Algarve Life Stripped Naked: Well I must say I am thoroughly enjoying my time in Vale do Lobo, and my evening is being spent at Montys in the Praça. The terrace is invitingly lit, when you enter through the Montys signature doors, the decor of the main bar area that greats you is that of ʻstylish clubʼ. Reminiscent of a few old London haunts from back in the 80ʼs, I smile with nostalgia. Already I love this place, the atmosphere is spot on, groups of diners, families, golfers, couples. I feel comfortable here. I wonder around looking at the ʻWalls of Fameʼ as ! wait for one of the owners, Ian Digby. Mr charm himself...

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