Quinta das Achadas

Lagos, Algarve
+351 282 798425
Visit owner's website

€100 - €185
per night
€700 - €1295
per week

The living is easy here: laze in the subtropical garden, float in the saltwater pool, let the kids play and meet other guests over dinner


3 places


Sleeping from 2 – 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

€100 - €185 per night

€700 - €1295 per week

The Experience

Hats off to Júlio and Jill: their Quinta is one of the most convivial of the Algarve. The approach is a delight, through groves of olive, almond and orange trees that give way to a subtropical garden where maguey, palm, geranium, bougainvillea, pine and jasmine jostle.
This is a heaven for families: there’s a heated saltwater pool, a cabana with honesty bar, a hydromassage jacuzzi, grassy lawn and outdoor cinema space, and a small playground. The bedrooms, each with a small terrace, are in a converted barn and stables and overlook the gardens. Algarve-rustic, white walls are sprinkled with art and beautiful country antiques. Shower rooms are tiled à la Santa Caterina.

Plan the day’s pursuits over breakfast on the rooftop terrace; return to sociable group dinners on Tuesdays and Thursdays of delicious homecooked Portuguese fare. Julio and Jill really have mastered the combination of comfortable, relaxing and fun.

Quinta das Achadas - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Making friends over dinner on the rooftop terrace
  • Leaving the kids to play – this is a haven for families
  • Having the choice of B&B or self-catering
Quinta das Achadas - Gallery

You should know

  • Júlio and Jill have dogs and cats
  • Décor is charmingly rustic, rather than modern and sleek


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • 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



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


Booking information

Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


We had a wonderful 6 nights here at the end of November and the weather was a glorious as the quinta! Cool nights but warm hospitality. Our four year old loved feeding the pigs in the morning, loved the hot tub and swimming pool (thank you so much for heating it for us especially!), playground and also the great nearby beaches. Perfect for our trip and we loved our two dinners in teh cosy bar with Jill and Julio - thank you!

Lizzie, LONDON

Jill and Julio went out of their way to ensure we had a fabulous holiday. The accommodation is relaxing, extremely clean (thank you Rosa) and comfortable (best bed we have slept in on a holiday). The breakfast is perfect - fresh fruit, yoghurts, toast, jams etc plus cooked if you would like it. The bbqs that happens a couple of times a week are a highlight. An opportunity to mix with fellow guests whilst Jill and Julio cook and share stories of the area. The pool is a wonderful size - perfect for children as well as adults. The cabana is a lovely spot for chilling in. Location is fab too!

Kate, Oxford

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)


Read more reviews


The neighbourhood

If you can tear the kids away from the on-site fun, head to the coast – you’re only a 15-minute drive to the wild winds and white water of the Atlantic, great for surfing, water sports and scenic boat trips along Lagos’ rocky coastline. For shops, restaurants and bars, you’re a 25-minute walk away from the village of Odiáxere.

Local points of interest from Jill, Júlio & Isabella Pires

  • Heated salt water swimming Pool
  • Large grass playing field
  • Covered parking
  • Outdoor Cabana with Outdoor cinema, Hydro massage Jacuzzi Jacuzzi
  • Children's play areas
  • Amazing BBQ areas


Jill, Júlio & Isabella Pires

Charming Jill and Júlio will look after you well – they used to work in the restaurant trade, so expertly combine professionalism with a warm human touch. You’ll be welcomed with big smiles and their friendly dogs and cats; their twice-weekly dinners en famille are delicious and generous.