Article written by Tuesday Roberts

QP Savills believes the success of Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo and the surrounding areas is down to the strength of the local community and, of course, Apolónia is at the heart of ours.

We are so proud to share that we have hosted the villa for Apolónia’s summer season 23’ product marketing! The experience of supporting each other in recent marketing campaigns and strengthening a business relationship has been more than exciting and we are glad to share this news with you today.

This picturesque, well-styled and immaculately kept home is well deserved for all the glory it’s receiving. We are so grateful to the owners for giving us their home to show not only properties on our books, but the products Apolónia stock too. This villa mirrors perfectly what the Algarve has on offer - stunning views, a delightful living environment and the predominant focus being on dining. With plenty of outdoor seating areas, a BBQ for al fresco dining and a high-quality kitchen, it is no surprise that it grasped the attention of Apolónia’s team. Not only is this home suited for summer days spent relaxing around the pool, but its adaptable qualities also establish it to be comfortable for all seasons. A wood burner fireplace, double-glazed windows and underfloor heating all add to the cosiness of this unique property.


It is widely known that our corner of the world is a retreat for a healthy lifestyle. Year-round sunshine is complemented with fresh air, rolling mountains, beaches, local wine and scrumptious foods, making the Algarve the ultimate destination to reconnect and live a stress-free life. With 31 golf courses and more than 40 spas in the region, those seeking greater serenity will be well suited to the paradise we are lucky enough to call home.

This efficient supermarket provides a range of services making accessibility so much easier, including daily deliveries between 9 am – 7 pm, online shopping and a click-and-collect service. However, serotonin levels are boosted by in-store shopping and customer service is always top-notch. There is a para-pharmacy located inside the supermarket where staff speak fluent English and the cafe serves the yummiest treats. How lucky we are for having one of only three stores in Portugal right on our doorstep! 

When we asked our company director, Alison, about her thoughts on Apolónia she commented, “When you are asked where you live in the Algarve, more often than not you will hear people answering with how far they live from Apolónia. It truly is the center of our southern Portuguese universe! I have been doing my grocery shopping at Apolónia for close to 30 years, watching it grow from a small local shop to a booming, famous, and well-stocked supermarket. Kerstin and I have known Paulo and his family for a similar amount of time, and from one family business to another, it’s fabulous to see how far they have come. Not only does Apolónia sell scrumptious food sourced from local farmers and fishermen but it supplies foods from further afield, which other shops may find hard to hold. We are so proud to team up in recent marketing and business ventures and we all look forward to the relationship growing over future years”.

If you would like to find out more about Apolónia or do some quality shopping, click here.

Villa la Mirage is a fine example of all the homes we have in our portfolio, so please pop into one of our offices if we can be of help finding you your dream retreat! (No appointment booking required).

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