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5 Bedroom detached villa, private pool, great view of beach,free internet & UKTV

Stephen Hamilton

Member since: 2005
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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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5 Bedroom detached villa, private pool, great view of beach,free internet & UKTV

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Ferragudo Villa Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 WC, sleeps 10

Privately owned Villa on a cliff overlooking the historic castle of Sao Joao do Arade, the river Arade estuary, the Marina de Portimao & the beach. This villa has its own private south facing pool, tropical gardens & terraces where you can benefit from the sun & solitude throughout the day.

Praia Grande's beach 150 metres.

The bright, airy & spacious lounge & dining area have south & west facing patio windows with direct access to the sun terraces that provide the perfect setting for a dream holiday. Ideal for alfresco dining whilst watching the waterborne activities.

Patio doors from both of the middle floor bedrooms lead directly onto the pool area & the lower floor bedrooms also have small patio areas. The villa is situated on the south side of Ferragudo village which is a picturesque unspoiled fishing village which appears unchanged for many years. The village is only a short stroll away through narrow cobbled streets.

Transfers to and from Faro Airport: It is perfectly possible to enjoy a holiday here without a car although to fully appreciate what the Algarve has to offer we would recommend car hire (details of competitive suppliers can be provided on request). Full directions to the property will be supplied. We can arrange a taxi from the airport (approximate cost is 60 euros each way).

As an alternative, why not take a taxi from the airport and hire a car later in the week – car hire can be arranged by Vila Castelo reception or in the village. Once you are at the villa the shops, beaches, restaurants and entertainment are all within easy walking distance. Organised coach tours run to the aqua and marine parks. There is a regular local bus service (with a stop close by) which runs between Portimao and Carvoeiro. As a novel way of getting around you could always book a water taxi to take you across the river to Praia de Rocha and Portimao.

Layout of the villa: The villa is approached through a small terraced garden area with a safe enclosed paved area suitable for children's play. The hall opens out into a large sitting/dining room with separate kitchen.

To the left of the main door is the master bedroom with double bed & en-suite shower room. This is particularly suitable for the elderly or infirm (there is, however a flight of steps down to the pool area). A separate WC is also available on the living room level. Stairs lead down to the second double-bedded room, a twin-bedded room (both with beautiful castle & marina views) & bathroom with bath/shower. A second staircase leads down to the ground floor level where there is a further double bedroom, twin room & full bathroom. All bedrooms have ample wardrobe & storage space & all have air-conditioning/heating units.

At the front of the house is a terraced garden with orange, lemon, figs, almond & banana trees. Around the pool area there are ample sun lounger’s & a shower.

Activities for all the family: The villa has its own private pool (heating extra) & there is a communal pool close by for use with prior arrangement.

Ferragudo's Praia Grande is a large unspoilt sandy beach with 4 bars/restaurants & lots of space for the kids to enjoy volleyball, football, digging, fishing or swimming. It's a safe beach sheltered by the harbour walls & it has a wind-surf centre. Pedloes, canoes & kayaks available for hire. Supervised canoeing up the river can be arranged through the Tourist Office in the village. Zoos, a marine park & aqua parks within easy driving (organised excursions available). Attractive coastal & inland walks for the enthusiast. Algarve Shopping complex is 18 kms away & Portimao is also a good shopping centre. Recent investment in Portimao has created an attractive town & riverside area. Music concerts are held on the waterfront & the annual sardine festival is worth a visit. Bookings can be made for the 6 golf courses, tennis & boat trips (with fishing) all close by.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Stephen Hamilton (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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5 Bedroom detached villa, private pool, great view of beach,free internet & UKTV
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

Home from home

  • 5 of 5

Having previously missed out on staying at this property we were excited about arriving here, disappointed we were not.

Stephen the owner had been very helpful from the moment we booked, giving detailed information on the villa prior to our arrival, even helping out with the transfer from Faro.

Linda who looks after the property, changing bed linen, towels etc, was there to meet and greet us, showing us around the property both inside and out, making us all feel at home.

Being only four of us we were spoilt with all the space available to us, using only two of the three floors. A larger party I'm sure would find this more than adequate. Having ones own pool did make a big difference, the beach though is only a five minute walk being very safe with plenty of space to lose yourself on.

The property was clean with all modern conveniences to make our two week stay more than comfortable.

Knowing the area there are many places to eat if you don't want to be preparing meals in the villa, if you do though eating out on the top terrace watching the sun go down, fishing boats come in is a pleasure.

You can almost manage without a car as there are local supermarkets and you can always take a taxi to one of the larger ones if you need a big ship, we like the InterMarche at Carvoerio.

There are places to visit if you do have a car, the castle at Silves, Zoo Marine and if you are into diving I recommend you book with Subnauta in Praia da Rocha They have some excellent places to dive and recently three ex Navy ships were sunk just for diving with a fourth due to be sunk this month.

I would recommend this property if you want somewhere to relax in and be private in the Algarve sun.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The comments made by James are really appreciated. I feel that it is important to provide as much information as possible so that guests can start their holidays running. James and his family were already familar with the delights of Ferragudo so I didn't need to try too hard to sell the place to him. Thanks for mentioning the diving - this is going to be a real attraction for the area generally. I do hope that we can welcome you and your family back in the near future.

Spacious villa in a perfect location

  • 4 of 5

The booking process was very straightforward and Stephen was really helpful in answering all of our questions about the villa and Ferragudo. We were met on arrival by Linda who showed us around and also provided a welcome package. There were 7 adults and 3 children ages 12, 7 and 4. in our party. The Villa was spotless and really well maintained. It is laid out over 3 floors, so there is plenty of space for everyone although it may not be ideal for very young children or anyone with mobility issues. The top floor has the living area and kitchen as well as a separate toilet and a double bedroom with ensuite. The living area has patio doors that opened out onto a large terrace which has beautiful views by day and night over the river and the Fort. We ate most of our meals on the Terrace. The middle and bottom floors both have a twin bedroom and a double bedroom and bathroom. These bedrooms all have patio doors which open out to terraces. The middle floor bedrooms have direct access onto the pool. You can also access the pool from outside steps on the upper floor. This was the only part that took a few days to get used to as we kept forgetting which level the pool was on! We kept all the patio doors on the lower levels locked as we didn't want the kids wandering to the pool when we weren't there. The pool is lovely and has a few steps leading into the shallow end which was good for our youngest. The location of the Villa is perfect. There is a beach directly opposite the Villa which you can see from the terrace. Our favourite beach was Praia Grande which was a 5 minute walk away. Stunning beach which is never too busy with a choice of 4 bars/restaurants. We also went kayaking and out on pedaloes. Ferragudo village is about a 10 minute walk away through lots of cobbled streets or you can go the flat way by the beach. It is gorgeous with lots of lovely restaurants centred around a small square. We have been to Portugal several times and we all fell in love with Ferragudo. It is a traditional village which has lost none of its charm. Any tourists fit in with the locals and everyone was so friendly. Whilst there we also went on a boat trip to see Dolphins which was amazing as 6 pairs of them swam beside the boat!. We had some mobility issues in our group and going anywhere did involve going down the small but steep hill from the villa,however it was all worth it. Would recommend 100%

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Family Holiday June 12 at 22 Villa Castelo

  • 5 of 5

8 adults and 1 eight month old baby have just returned from a fantastic week in Ferragudo staying at 22 Villa Castelo. The villa was brilliant, a bedroom each for the 4 couples and 1 for baby, home from home! The rooms were spacious and contained air-conditioning. There were 3 bathrooms, a large lounge with dining space and a great kitchen with everything within reach. The pool, barbeque area and terraces were in constant use, again providing ample space so people could disappear for solitude or shade when required.

The villa was spotless on our arrival, we were met by the lady looking after the villa who gave us the housekeeping tour and left keys etc. Everything worked exactly as she said it would and even though she left her contact details in case of queries we did not have to call her.

The local facilities were brilliant, 5 minutes away from the beach and 5 minutes the other way from the village centre with its ample bars and restuarants all showing Euro 2012 which was brilliant for a footy mad group like ours.

The owners were extremely helpful from initial enquiry right through to a welcome home e-mail on our return which we were happy to receive (not!).

We have stayed in many villas over the years and this one, if not the best was certainly in the top 1. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am grateful for the kind comments made by Eric and his family regarding our villa. We do try to make our place home from home. I am pleased that they found the initial contact helpful because it can be quite a 'leap of faith' when entrusting your hard earned money to a complete stranger. It is good that they didn't require any further assistance after the meet and greet. Ferragudo is a relatively small village but it does have everything you need for a relaxing holiday.

Comments from visitors

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic time the villa is great very spacious we will recommend it to all our friends and family Helen was very friendly and helpful and the complex was well maintained and clean. We loved the square and the beach bars all in all BRILLIANT HOLIDAY.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Large Family Stay at Wonderful Vila

  • 5 of 5

Vila Castelo was a great place to stay for our first trip to Portugal. Our party consisted of 7 adults, 3 children and 2 infants. Despite the size, the villa was spacious enough to comfortably house all of us. The villa was clean, comfortable, with a great view of the beach and waterfront of Portimao, and with all the basics including a working fireplace that made us feel at home. The pictures of the villa and town do not do either justice in our opinion.

Stephen was extremely helpful in providing us with logistical help on places to see and nearby attractions. Ferragudo proved to be very convenient for time at the beach or to visit nearby historic towns such as Silves and Lagos. Helen was great in providing additional help once we were on the ground with items such as extra blankets and sheets - very useful as unfortunately all the kids brought a stomach bug with them from London.

Despite this challenge we had a very nice stay at Vila Castelo and in Ferragudo and would highly recommend both to visitors looking to visit the area. We have already talked about a follow up visit - hopefully this time without the stomach bug!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Our stay at Villa Castello

  • 5 of 5

We would highly recommend this villa as it is in a great location with a

beach just a few minutes away, local shops, bakeries and restaurants within the most beautiful pictursque fishing village. We met the most

delightful friendly portuguese people whilst out shopping.The villa is

airy and spacious and spotlessly clean and our 2 year old twins had a ball sweeping up the beautiful pink petals in the front garden that were dancing on the patio in the evening breeze. We will definitely recommend this villa to family and friends. As every Parent knows it is hard to travel with small children but this trip was made stress free due to being collected at the airport and taken shopping to Portimao when we needed to go, also a travel pack was arranged which meant no rush to the shops when all everyone wanted to do was cool off in the pool.

Thank you for a wonderful experience, we will be back!

Carol Crean, Ireland.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
56 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Car: recommended

Ferragudo is charming and for a relatively small village it is blessed with an abundance of good quality restaurants (at least one for each night of a two week stay!) serving fresh fish and all manner of typically Portuguese cuisine. The children will find plenty of their favourites on the menus.

The village square comes alive during the summer months when it is the centre for an eclectic mix of entertainment including Portuguese folklore, English & Portuguese popular music groups dancing and children’s entertainers.

The bars surrounding the square are popular, relaxing and family orientated where you can enjoy a bottle of Portuguese wine, a cold beer, a coffee or an ice cream. The popularity of the area is evidenced by the growing number of ocean going cruise liners that are calling into Portimao.

By arrangement, with the Vila Castelo management, guests may also use the facilities of the complex which includes reception, swimming pool and pool bar.

Other Activities: Aqua fun parks, soft ball play area, zoos, castles, boat trips, English speaking cinemas


Rates & Availability

From £1,300 Per week

Ferragudo Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 28 2015 - May 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring/Early summer
May 23 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 17 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jul 18 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 5 2015 - Sep 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer/Early Autumn
Sep 26 2015 - Oct 3 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £150
Notes Rental rates quoted are for full occupancy.
Discounts may be offered for less than full occupancy (contact advertiser direct to discuss).
A deposit of 30% of the total is required on confirmation of booking with the remainder payable eight weeks prior to the start of the holiday.
There will be an additional charge for the heating of the swimming pool (contact advertiser direct to discuss).
30% deposit to secure booking with balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival
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Ferragudo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Toilet - toilet , inc wash basin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Pool Area - outdoor shower
  • Bathroom 1 is en-suite (no bath). Toilet (inc wash basin) is situated on the dining and living room level. Bathrooms 2 & 3 serve the bedrooms on the middle & lower floors. Outdoor shower is situated beside the private swimming pool.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , En suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • 3 doubles, 2 twins, 1 cot (space in some of the rooms) plus a travel cot. Bedrooms 2 (double) & 3 (twin) on the middle floor lead directly onto the swimming pool area via patio doors. Each room is individually & tastefully decorated. All bedrooms have independent air conditioning units which are remote control operated. Each bedroom has a triple full hanging wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables. Apart from bedroom 1 all have outside doors which lead out onto the patio areas. Bedroom 1 is on the top level with easy access to the main entrance, living area and kitchen. Apart from 6 steps down from the car port and a number of steps to the pool level it may be suitable for guests with infirmity/disability.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 17 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • live theater
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Bed linen and towels are changed weekly. Additional maid service can be provided at a small extra charge. Please supply your own beach towels. One cot is available free of charge, but must be booked in advance. 'Central Heating' is provided by air conditioning units in each room. Wood burning stove in living area (fuel can be purchased locally). Free Wi-Fi is available. There are 8 sunbeds around pool area.

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