Quinta da Matina - Portelas, Lagos

Location:Lagos, Algarve

From: £1500 p.w.

Quinta da Matina is a beautiful renovated farmhouse set in mature sub tropical garden on the edge of the village of Portelas, having views of Funchal ridge to the south and Monchique mountains to the north east.

It is ideal for people looking for a tranquil location yet being very near to the beaches and the historic town of Lagos with its many restaurants, beach bars, the marina, interesting shops and discos.

The farmhouse is spacious and 'L' shaped and on one level making it safe for children and easy for older people. The sofa bed can be provided for additional number of people.

Outside there is a large heated private pool 15m x 5m x 2.2m in deep end - 0.9m in shallow end, there is a small gate to secure small children between the pool terrace and upper terrace, the pool has underwater lighting which creates a luxurious ambiance whilst dining in the evening on the covered terrace, surrounding the pool the walled garden has mature palms and many colourfull sub tropical plants, there is a covered terrace with table and chairs overlooking the pool, on the uncovered terraces there is a sofa and tables covered with a large umbrella are sun loungers, a further table chairs, purpose built barbecue, the pool area can be secured against small children.

There is a lawn area for children to play.

The house is approached by a private drive opening onto a large paved area in front of the house and open garage.

The garden is fenced but for people that have allergies or problems with animals there are dogs living with the owners on the neighbouring property.

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Property Reviews - 12 Reviews - Average Rating: 5 Stars

  • We had a lovely time

    We had a lovely time at the farmhouse. The house itself is lovely, very large and comfortable. It has everything that you need to have a relaxing stay. The pool and outside space is very large and a great area to relax in. It is a short drive to Lagos and the lovely restaurants. We would defiantly recommend to others.

    Liz Hanlon - 04/09/2023

  • Fantastic villa in great location

    Last minute holiday booked and we found this gem of a villa. Close to Lagos (5 minute drive), in a small village with a shop and a restaurant. Huge swimming pool, well equipped villa. Really enjoyable stay

    Nick - 10/08/2023

  • Lovely property and amazing garden

    We stayed with our children (aged 18 and 20) and their friends who, because of the close proximity of Lagos itself, where able to go into town in the evening with only a short (and cheap) taxi ride home. The owners live next door. They keep themselves to themselves but are on hand if you need anything. We would highly recommend it.

    Jos Creese - 01/07/2023

  • Great house

    We had a fabulous 10 days in June 2023. The house was perfect for us. Lovely pool area and a very cheap Uber hop into Lagos. The local bars and restaurants were great - extremely cheap. The house was well furnished and the kitchen well equipped. We are already looking at rebooking next year.

    Jon Ruben - 16/06/2023

  • 2 week stay from 5th to 19th September

    Beautiful farmhouse..fantastic accommodation and an amazing pool set in beautiful gardens..a real joy..about 10 minutes drive into Lagos..beautiful setting and extremely quiet..a perfect 2 weeks.

    Phil Webster - 05/09/2022

  • Idyllic retreat

    The description is very apt . The property is stylish and beautifully presented. Ideal for families. We had 6 adults and loved the spacious feel of the property . Lovely & cool during both evening and night. Huge luxury style pool with delightful garden. Rooms spacious and quiet , L shape ideal as most rooms face verandah and pool. We rented a car but local Ubers are inexpensive. Great location for lagos , which has changed significantly since we last visited. Having previously stayed in vale de lobo the location and style of property was a lovely tranquil spot for a complete rest but close enough to the town to experience the very safe nightlife. Would certainly return. The owners were delightful and welcoming.

    Mary Cooper - 13/08/2022

  • Oasis close to Lagos

    We had a fantastic stay earlier this summer at this lovely Quinta farmhouse just outside Lagos, being our favourite part of the Algarve. We were a family of 5 and had another family of 4 as guests, with all being easily accommodated. All bedroom doors open onto the expansive garden and swimming pool area creating a private environment for all guests, until the communal and often ‘noisy breakfast’ either inside or outside on the terrace! Our hosts were excellent, with easy communication around the booking period and then during our 3 week stay. Lagos town and the marina is a short 5 mins drive away. We hope to return. Thank you.

    Mark G - 16/07/2022

  • Idyllic stay in outstanding property

    We had the most wonderful stay at Matina and couldn't believe our luck when we first arrived. The farmhouse is beautiful, cared for and has everything you might need. It is clearly a loved home without being cluttered and so lovely to spend time in. Hilly and Andrew were very attentive when we had a question whilst leaving us to it during our stay. The gardens and surrounding area breathtaking, with beautiful plants and trees everywhere you look. The pool too is spectacular, it was so nice to have a big pool you could swim properly in and dive into. We decided against hiring a car and found it really easy to get taxi's into Lagos when we needed. I would thoroughly recommend renting this property, you will not be disappointed! Thank you so much, Noah, Kate Ivy & Bea

    Kate Thomlinson - 16/04/2022

  • Dream villa

    The best holiday rental we have ever had in Portugal, The villa is 5 minutes drive from Lagos town so you do need a car as we did. It's isolated in a very calm area just on the edge of a small typical Portuguese village, a true paradise on earth. The owners who live in the villa nearby were lovely and very helpful whenever we needed anything. The villa was spotlessly clean and well equipped. The rooms are big and well decorated and the thick walls kept the villa fresh while it was boiling hot outside. The layout of the villa was perfect, with all the bedrooms opening onto a beautiful big terrace and the biggest pool ever. My whole family adored this place and we have planned to rent it again next year.

    Holidaymaker - 28/10/2017

  • The best villa we have ever rented in the Algarve

    We have been renting villas around Lagos every summer since 15 years now and this one has by far beaten our quality/price expectations. It's actually a renovated Portuguese farm but although big, it has loads of charm. It's very calm and peaceful, if you hate having other villas overlooking your pool and terrace then this is the place for you. Basically a small paradise. The pool is simply huge and the terrace and gardens well kept and beautiful. The house was impeccably clean and was well equipped with everything you need and very comfortable beds. Our only complaint is that there were no beach towels! Good wifi connection, so the kids were happy. We will definitely be renting this villa again next year! Sad to leave

    Gislain G - 19/07/2017

  • Beautiful, spacious house

    We have stayed at many holiday rentals over the years and can honestly say that this is the best. Spacious, cool, comfortable with a lovely interior and spacious exterior with a large pool. Even on the hottest days the interior remains deliciously cool. The bedrooms are comfortable and elegant and the kitchen and living rooms are extremely generous and well kitted-out. The owners live next door but you'd never know it as the house feels secluded and private. When we had a very minor problem with the water the owners fixed it almost before we'd noticed. All in all, my whole family loved just hanging out indoors or around the pool and we sincerely hope to return in the near future. We also had many happy excursions to Lagos and beyond. A gem of a house with a lovely atmosphere.

    Toby N - 19/04/2017

  • Perfect Spot

    The house is an "L" shape around a lovely pool where there is plenty of shade from the midday sun. It is well furnished and comfortable. We stayed with our children (aged 18 and 20) and their friends who, because of the close proximity of Lagos itself, where able to go into town in the evening with only a short (and cheap) taxi ride home. The owners live next door. They keep themselves to themselves but are on hand if you need anything. We would highly recommend it.

    Ian D - 15/07/2016

Local Area Details

Local Amenities

  • Beach: 3 Km
  • Town: 3 Km
  • Restaurant: 500 Meters
  • Bar: 500 Meters
  • Golf Course: 5 Km
  • Tennis Court: 3 Km
  • Train Station: 3 Km

Closest Airport

  • Faro: 90 Km


Pink dates are unavailable / booked, white dates are available for bookings.


Special Monthly Rates

  • From:
  • To:
  • Weekly Rate:
  • 15 Jun - 24
  • 29 Jun - 24
  • £2250
  • 1 Jul - 24
  • 13 Jul - 24
  • £3500
  • 13 Jul - 24
  • 31 Aug - 24
  • £3850
  • 1 Sep - 24
  • 30 Sep - 24
  • £1950

Payment Notes:

  • A 25% deposit is required upon booking with the balance due 60 days prior to arrival.
  • The deposit is non-refundable.
  • In the case of a cancellation no paid monies will be refunded.
  • A security deposit of £500 is required.
  • Cot and high chair rental is available for £75 per week.
  • The weekly rates quoted are for up to 8 persons for additional persons they are charged at 75% of the pro rata rate.
  • Peak season bookings should be Saturday to Saturday, we are more flexible outside of peak season.

Facilities & Amenities


  • Private Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • BBQ
  • Car Parking
  • Play Area

Very large pool

Heated from April to October

Lawn area available as children’s play area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Open Fire
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cot Bed
  • High Chair
  • Safe


  • Internet / WiFi
  • TV / Satellite
  • DVD Player
  • CD / Radio
  • Childrens Toys
  • Books

Kitchen / Cleaning

  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Kettle
  • Coffee Machine
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine
  • Towels Provided
  • Linen Provided


  • Smoking Allowed
  • No Pets

Smoking only allowed outside

The villa is not to be used as a party venue. Visitors by agreement only.

Contact The Owner

To ask questions or make a booking enquiry on this property simply get in touch with the owner:

  • Hillary
  • +351 913223402
  • +351 913223402

You can also send them a message directly using the contact form below:

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Property Highlights

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 10 Guests Maximum
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • WiFi / Internet
  • Satellite TV

Contact The Owner

  • Hillary
  • +351 913223402
  • +351 913223402
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