Quinta das Achadas

Lagos, Algarve

The living is easy here so laze in the subtropical garden, float in the saltwater pool and enjoy delicious breakfasts and dinners


3 places


Sleeping from 2 – 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Hats off to owners Júlio and Jill: their Quinta is one of the most convivial of the Algarve. And the approach is a delight, through groves of olive, almond and orange trees that give way to a subtropical garden where maguey and palm, geranium and bougainvillea, pine and jasmine jostle. The living is easy here; there’s a heated saltwater pool, a cabana with honesty bar, a hydromassage jacuzzi, and a grassy sports area with a small children’s playground. The bedrooms, each with a small terrace, are in a converted barn and stables and overlook the gardens. Algarve-rustic, they have wooden ceilings, white walls sprinkled with art, and beautiful country antiques. Shower rooms are lovely and have Santa Katerina tiles. In colder weather you breakfast in a cosy dining room but most of the year it’s mild enough to sit out on the rooftop terrace-with-views. The self-catering apartments are equally inviting; dinners, provided by Jill and Júlio, are en famille, delicious and generous; both used to work in the restaurant trade and combine professionalism with a warm human touch. Comfortable, relaxing, fun.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from €100
Weekly price
from €700
1 Apartment for 2
From €1001 bedroom
1 Apartment for 4
From €1202 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 4
From €1202 bedrooms



This place was so good that our kids actually thanked me for booking it. Jill and Julio truly make it a special stay - they know the area so well and have recommendations for whatever you want to do. Great pool and gardens and play area for the kids. Breakfast was perfect - and made for a very sociable start to the day. Jill and Julio offered 2 communal dinners during the week and this made it very special - kids and adults all got the chance to meet new friends and enjoy good food. Location is very good for exploring Med and Atlantic coasts. A perfect holiday.

Dan, Bristol

What a wonderful find after driving up a rather doubtful track. We spent a glorius week in the area returning each evening to our base and the fun of Julio. Great advice given, excellent breakfast and evening meals (3). The accommodation is great (if perhaps a little tired) and nothing is too much trouble - we'll be back and possibly with an enlarged family for which it has every amenity.


This was our third visit to Jill & Julio's but our first 2 week stay and with our friends from California in tow. We love the peaceful setting of the Quinta and the apartments and rooms are superb. The location is perfect for exploring the quieter end of the Algarve. Each year we still find different coves, villages and new restaurants to visit, all delightful with some of our favourites being in Odiaxere itself. But the highlight is always the camaraderie between Jill & Julio and the rest of the guests. Would I recommend this place to stay - a definite yes.


We found Jill and Julio through Alistair Sawday around 10 years ago and have stayed more than 6 times , sometimes with family or friends, sometimes just the 2 of us. It has always been delightful .A great breakfast environment, comfortable and flexible accommodation, the swimming pool , and outdoors jacuzzi , the lovely flowers and trees -- a relaxing environment. above all the evening meals- good food, varied company , good wine and lively , considerate hosts .We love the western Algarve and this Quinta is a great base for exploring it , though you need to drive .


We really loved the relaxed and atmosphere here. Jill and Julio could not have done more to make our holiday a good one. Our apartment was spacious and comfortable. Our only slight minus point, was that we were a little cold at night in our apartment in November. We would love to return to the Quinta which has a wonderful and unique feel to it.

We had been given rave reviews and our accommodation and welcome backed these up in spades. We thoroughly enjoyed our communal dinners - the cooking was excellent and our hosts and fellow guests made for lively discussion and rather late nights.We loved the gardens and pool and the friendly dogs just added to the overall ambience of the place.The Quinta is in a perfect place to explore the whole of the Algarve. During our stay we visited Tavira in the East and up to Odeceixe on the West Coast. None of our trips involved driving over an hour in any direction - perfect)


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Jill, Júlio & Isabella Pires

  • Pig and chicken pens
  • Large grass playing field
  • Covered parking
  • Vegetables and fruit trees