Colonial-Style Villa in Lagos, Portugal

Quinta Santo Phunurius Villa in Portugal

Set in five acres of stunning gardens and farmland in Portugal's unspoilt Western Algarve, Quinta Santo Phunurius is a spectacular country retreat consisting of an elegant colonial-style villa with separate studio apartment and three rural cottages.
Casa Limao Exterior
Casa Limao Exterior
Casa Limao Interior
Casa Limao Interior
Casa Limao Interior
Casa Limao Interior
Casa Limao interior
Casa Limao interior
Casa Limao interior
Casa Limao interior
   A typical Portuguese country-style cottage, charming and cosy:

    • One very spacious twin bedroom

    • Connecting small box room with small childs bed

    • Lounge/diner/kitchen with double sofa bed

    • Bath/Shower room

    • Private Patio surrounded by plants and trees

    • A few metres from main gardens (12,000 sq mts) and swimming pool (shared)

    • Full size cooker

    • Microwave

    • Fridge/Freezer

    • Kettle, Toaster

    • Use of washing machine (in garden outhouse, shared with 3 others)



Our property offers vast landscaped gardens over 12,000 sq mts with shady palm trees and majestic Norfolk Pines and fish ponds plus a large  swimming pool.

The gardens and pool are shared with the other 4, smaller properties (Three rustic cottages with 3, 2 and 1 bedroom and a spacious Studio).

Exploring Surroundings

The surrounding area is rich in natural beauty with rolling hills and hedgerows full of wild flowers in spring. There are several sleepy hamlets to the west and the wilder and the dramatic West Coast (ideal for surfers) is only 30 minutes away.

For the sporting-minded, the vicinity boasts excellent sporting facilities from windsurfing, sailing, deep-sea fishing, golf, tennis, walking and horse riding. From the marina in Lagos it is possible to charter yachts or join one of the frequent boating trips around the spectacular coast. Some trips include lunch, such as locally caught barbecued sardines.

Further inland you can find typical villages displaying the influence of the Moors in their architecture and Monchique, the wooded mountain area with stunning views and historic spa village, with allegedly 'healing' waters. Cape St. Vicent was known to early sailors as 'the end of the world' - when watching the sun set into the vast Atlantic Ocean (you can almost hear it hissing) you can understand why.


The nearest beach is within 15 minutes walk or 5 minutes by car. It is large and sandy with 2 restaurants. There is a vast choice of coves and other beaches within short drive available.


Boavista golf course is situated just within 5 minutes drive. Palmares golf course 10 minutes drive, and other golf courses 15-20 minutes drive from us.

Winter in the Algarve

If you are looking for a vibrant nightlife, bustling streets and busy, baking beaches – the Algarve in the winter is not for you. If however, you want mild hazy sunshine, almost deserted beaches, spectacular cliff top walks, sleepy streets, verdant countryside and clear star lit nights by a real log fire, then we have just what you are looking for. The average temperature in the coolest months – December and January – is a plea sent 17ºc. Although the sun is not guaranteed in the winter months, with an average of 300 days sunshine a year, there is more chance you will get it than not. The streets and beaches are quiet. The best restaurants are still open, a few bars and quiet cafés. Go off the beaten track and you can find yourself almost alone in paradise. From mid January onwards, our spring arrives with first the almond blossom and then an abundance of flowers including wisteria, wild freesias and fragrant rock roses that fill the air with perfume if you go for a spectacular cliff walk. The evenings and nights can be chilly (well, by our standards!) so we have wood burning stoves or open fires in each of the properties. Enjoy a glass of robust Portuguese red wine by your own fire, looking out at the clear skies and counting the stars.




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