This expansive estate overlooks the golf course and two lakes in the exclusive Quinta do Lago resort in the Algarve region on Portugal’s southern coast.
Quinta do Lago “is recognized as one of the best private gated communities in Europe,” said listing agent Virgolino Gomes of Portugal Sotheby’s International Realty. “Nestled in nature,” Mr. Gomes said, “the estate is surrounded by the famous natural park of Ria Formosa.”
The grand entrance to the villa features soaring ceilings, cool taupe stone, and a gently curved staircase with intricate wrought-iron balustrade. Muted antique whites, oatmeal tones, and warm wood accents give the entire home an atmosphere of luxury and tranquility, while formal architectural elements and grand proportions project opulence.
The bright and airy gourmet kitchen with its own dining area, as well as the formal dining room, which can accommodate 14 people, allow for entertaining on a grand scale. Completely retractable windows invite indoor-outdoor living. That indoor living includes many entertaining areas—a living room, tea room, and sitting room— and the outdoors includes a large pool and lush lawn, overlooking the golf course and lakes beyond.
Sitting on over an acre in Loulé, on the southern coast of Portugal, this golf-course estate counts eight bedrooms and 11 baths. The 8,073-square-foot main house has six bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, while the 1,991-square-foot poolside guest house includes another two bedrooms with their own en-suite baths.
In addition to the many entertaining spaces the estate offers, it also includes an outdoor kitchen next to the oversized heated swimming pool and smaller children’s pool. Inside, the home features underfloor heating and optional solar heating, as well as automatic electric shutters to maintain comfort in all seasons. It also has a gym and cinema room with a game area.
In Quinta do Lago, “you can also find extensive white sand beaches, four golf courses, boutique shopping, several high-end restaurants, and plenty other services,” Mr. Gomes said. Quinta do Lago’s south course, overlooking the Ria Formosa National Park, has hosted the Portuguese Open eight times and is a destination for European tour players. At “a mere 20-minutes’ drive from Faro International Airport,” it’s no wonder that the Algarve’s “Golden Triangle” of resorts— which includes Quinta do Lago— has become a sought-after enclave for affluent international buyers.