Brisa del Mar is a 3 storey townhouse located on Hole 14 (Hoyo 14) of Nuevo Portil golf course. It has 1 double bedroom & en suite bathroom, 2 twin bedrooms, shower room & ground floor cloakroom. The kitchen has granite worktops, crockery & cutlery for 12 & all the utensils you would expect to use. The lounge has 2 leather sofas, 32” TV with most English freeview satellite channels, iPod docking, books, games & wood burning stove. Each bedroom has ample storage, hairdryer, mirror, chair, 2 towels per guest & percale cotton bed linen. The garden is south facing with table & chairs for 6 & a large parasol; 2 private terraces with sun loungers, cushions, table & parasol; a sea view. Also included are beach loungers, 2 bicycles & secure parking. There is a large swimming pool & toddler pool (seasonal) with lifeguard. The fabulous beach, bars & restaurants are less than 10 mins walk. Other local activities include bird watching, water sports, horse riding, karting and a seasonal water park.
General Golf Information: Compared to the Western Algarve and the Costa del Sol, golfing opportunities on the Costa de la Luz are as yet relatively undiscovered. Green fees are considerably lower and the courses less crowded, making it much easier to get a start time that you want and play a round in reasonable time. Most Golf courses in the area have practice facilities where you are able to hire balls to loosen up. You can play in both Spain and Portugal and all are very easy to get to and give a wide range of different course to satisfy all tastes. Please be aware that most Spanish and Portuguese courses require soft spikes. Buggies and trolleys are usually available for hire.
Local courses: Nuevo Portil: This course winds through the houses and pine trees in Nuevo Portil. It offers a pleasant walk that isn't too tiring and is a good test of golf for all levels of player. The 11th hole is worth a mention it is a par 5 with a small lake in the front right.
El Rompido (North & South): Less than 10 mins drive away finds these 2 spectacular championship courses set amongst pines, olive trees & marshland. Both courses are a very good test of golf especially if the sea breeze picks up. Look out for the marsh crabs underneath the bridge crossing the marsh on the South course. The south course has hosted a number of professional events and has also been used for the final of the Daily Mail foursomes.
Bellavista (Duhesa golf):
The is the oldest members club in Spain (founded 1916) Bellavista is a true members club in the British style. More undulating than many in the coastal area and a challenge for most golfers, the course belies its par of just 70.
This 27 hole course staged the 1996 Turespana Open and provides 3 challenging loops of 9 holes. The course varies from tight tree lined fairways with small, fast greens, to open views of the Huelva coastline with challenging shots over water to target greens. The course meanders through the pine trees and will lead you to believe you are the only golfers there. Some of the holes are lined with accommodation and with a large slice your ball could visit a swimming pool, mine did. The course is easy to find and is about 20 minutes drive away from Brisa del Mar.
Isla Canela: Although relatively new, the course has been integrated with surrounding coastal features; winding through an area of tidal salt marsh. It is largely flat, so will provide a leisurely walk for those who prefer not to slog up hill and down dale, yet also provides an enjoyable golfing challenge. The course is easy to find and is about 25 minutes drive away from Brisa del Mar.
Alan and Jacky Chadwick live just north of Bristol and have strong roots with the West country and also with Swansea. Alan is partially retired but Jacky keeps him busy while she is at work as an HR Manager in Bristol. When they are not in Spain or working, they can be found playing golf at Chipping Sodbury golf club.
We had been looking for a holiday home across Europe for some time but most places were too small or too far from the beach, golf and restaurants. We also wanted to avoid the overcrowded 'lego land' developments that can be found on some of the more well known Costas.
A chance find on the internet led us to this unspoilt and traditionally Spanish area which ticked all the boxes plus some.
It's rare now to find an affordable house with good size bedrooms and garden space that is genuinely walking distance from the beach and golf - but we have managed it and we love it.
We always planned to rent the house when we weren't able to be there and felt that this would be a fantastic place for all sorts of groups to enjoy.
The drive to the property is alongside the sea and the views are stunning; we were nearly sold on that alone.
When we realised we could see the see from the top terrace plus had year round sunshine in the south facing garden plus a pergola for my bourgainvilla - we had to have it.
Most of the bars and restaurants are Spanish giving a real experience of local food and tradition. No English breakfasts or fish and chip shops here.
So, if like us, you want a fantastic beach, bars, restaurants and golf all within easy walking distance and still experience the unique friendly culture of the Spanish, this is the area for you.
Costa de la Luz is one of Spain's best kept secrets with miles of unspoilt blue ribbon beaches backed with pine forests & sand dunes. Water sports are popular and south west facing coast provides fabulous sunsets. Other activities nearby include birdwatching at the local lake & nature reserve, horse riding, racing at the karting circuit or cooling down in the summer at the water park. For some true Spanish culture and architecture, visit some of the many small towns and villages or spend a day in Seville. Other excursions include boats trip us the river guardiana between Spain & Portugal, the Rio Tinto Mining Museum or a foot ferry to the sand spit (La Flecha) opposite Nuevo Portil.
For golfers there are many excellent courses within an hours easy drive for players of all abilities. Green fees are often half the prices found in Portugal and courses are much quieter.
This is a fabulous area for families & couples seeking lovely beaches, golf or just some relaxing sunshine.
Other Activities: Bird watching, karting, water park (seasonal)
Golf: Costa Esuri: Two courses West and East. The West is a long course but easy walking with some stunning views of the bridge linking Spain and Portugal over the Guadiana river and the natural marshland. It is a riverside parkland course with a real links feel. It is intended that it will host tour events but the fairways are wide and fair. The East is designed with holiday golf in mind with seven lakes. Despite being on a large development the courses have a very natural feel to them.
Dunas de Doñana: Dunas de Doñana Golf Club is located at the southern end of one of the most important national parks in Europe, La Cota de Doñana, and close to the Atlantic Ocean. This location provides a real golfing gem with challenging holes well protected in many cases with water and bunkering.
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Oct 1 2013 - Mar 31 2014
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