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Luxury Fully Equipped Manta Rota Villa, BBQ, Large Terraces, Gated Swimming Pool

Vila Nova de Cacela, Portugal
  • House1614 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights

Sleeps 6 + Cot, Cold/Warm Air-Con, Parking, Close to Shops Beach, Manta Rota 038

Tourist Rental Licence 'alojamento local' number 14297

Our lovely town house villa is a great choice for you to spend your holiday.

Stunning, spacious, beautifully presented fully equipped town house villa in a small gated condominium with climate controlled warm / cold air conditioning and superior premium quality luxury furniture throughout offering a high level of comfort.

Superbly located within a 10 minute / 800 metre walk to restaurants, quiet bars, cafes, snack bars, shops, supermarket, butchers and the gorgeous award winning Blue Flag Manta Rota beach with its endless soft sandy beaches. If you don't fancy walking the 10 minutes / 800 metres to the beach there is ample free car parking facilities next to the beach.

My lovely holiday home is situated within a private and electronically gated condominium completed in 2008 of only 12 town houses each with their own allocated car parking space. The condominium has its own gated private swimming pool for you to enjoy.

Baby's Cot and Highchair is already at our beautiful holiday home and available for use at no extra cost.

Our fabulous luxury town house villa benefits from 3 spacious terraces as well as 3 good size bedrooms with baby's cot, comfortable living room, baby's highchair, separate well equipped kitchen, bathroom on the first floor and separate shower room on the ground floor.

The living room has large two three-seater sumptuous leather sofas for your comfort and solid oak occasional tables, a Samsung 32' LCD TV with Portuguese & Spanish TV channels, Samsung DVD/CD player complete with a collection of DVD's, music CD's and reading books already there for your enjoyment during your holiday.

The two main bedrooms have their own access to the Mid Floor Terrace affording easterly views. Bedroom 3 has its own access to the West facing top floor terrace with stunning views over the surrounding countryside of olive tress and also orange & lemon groves with a view of the ocean in the distance.

At my lovely holiday home there is a private West facing Ground Floor Patio Terrace with a built in brick barbecue, with dining table and chairs affording dining for 6 people, perfect for al fresco dining during the warm Algarve evenings.

And for the end of the day, there is a Roof Top Terrace with stunning views to watch the sunset with a glass or two of wine or a good book; this is the perfect recipe for a quiet and relaxing wonderful Algarve family holiday.

The Luna Mar condominium swimming pool has sunbeds around the pool with outdoor lighting for the hours of darkness.

A popular seaside resort, Manta Rota boasts the largest, longest and reputedly the best beach in the Algarve. This family orientated resort enjoys a gentle pace of life, its laid-back atmosphere makes it perfect for spending peaceful days in the sunshine. Mostly and quietly residential, Manta Rota offers charming restaurants, quiet bars, cafes, snack bars, shops, supermarket, butchers and of course, is also close to a variety of golf courses.

Manta Rota in the eastern Algarve has one of the most stable climates in the world making it an ideal year-round beach holiday destination.

The maximum recorded temperatures in the Algarve fluctuate between 25 °C in winter and 48 °C in summer. The winters are usually short and mild. Perfect!

From our fabulous holiday home, one can take a 10 / 15 minute easy stroll to the uncrowded, seemingly endless sea front and amazing award winning Manta Rota Blue Flag beach situated in an unspoilt dune protected area.

Whilst on the beach, you can take a leisurely stroll to Monte Gordo's beach (5 miles / 8 km) east and/or Cabanas de Tavira's beach (5 miles / 8 km) west.

Not many people know this but the eastern Algarve is a well kept secret on the Algarve surfing scene, who are attracted by its quietness and warm sea temperatures.

The eastern Algarve has the warmest sea temperatures in the Algarve, with the average local sea temperature being 17-20 °C.

Between my holiday home and the fabulous award winning Manta Rota beach is a supermarket, butchers, shops, restaurants, cafes, snack bars and quiet bars. The supermarket is open 12 hours a day from 8.00am / 0800hrs until 8pm / 2000hrs every day and caters for most peoples everyday needs.

Manta Rota is a small village and quiet Algarve beach resort yet within easy reach of the hustle and bustle of the following neighbouring places to visit:-

Monte Gordo (5 miles / 8 km) with its casino and beach; also

the elegant 18th century city of Vila Real de Santo Antonio (6 miles /10 km) and

the medieval city of Ayemonte (Spain 13 miles / 20 km)

with their picturesque marinas, extensive pedestrianized shopping and restaurant facilities, both towns are located on the Guadiana River which borders and separates Portugal with Spain.

Neighbouring Villages include Vila Nova de Cacela which is the next town inland from Manta Rota situated about only 800 km from your next holiday home. Vila Nova de Cacela has pubilc access to the Internet and the town has its own market on the 3rd Sunday of every month, get there early as it gets very busy!

The next coastal village along from Manta Rota is Cacela Velha, an old fishing village situated in the protected Ria Formosa coastal landscape which is an important wetland where migratory birds can be observed in abundance and Cacela is one of the best preserved seaside villages in the whole of the Algarve.

The pretty cobbled medieval village of Castro Marim on the banks of the Guadiana River is overlooked by two hilltop castles dating back to the 13th century. The buildings in the town are predominantly white, with flashes of ochre and luminous blue. The sandstone walls above Castro Marim enclose the first headquarters of the Military order of Christ, heirs to the Templars in Portugal. The Castro Marim golf course runs through undulating hills and calls for careful play with strategically places water hazards, fairway terrain and well places bunkers.

If you are looking for culture, the elegant historic town of 'Algarvan Rome' Tavira (9 miles / 14kms) being authentically Portuguese, sits on two hills connected by a seven-arched 'Roman' (actually Moorish) bridge over the the River Gilao boasting many fine 18th century buildings along with its 37 churches.

The eastern Algarve is also famous for its pottery and ceramics, particularly hand-painted pottery and azulejos or tiles. There are numerous ceramics and pottery outlets throughout the Algarve, including a shop in Manta Rota.

Local markets in eastern Algarve include: Loule every Saturday; Moncarapacho 1st Sunday of the month; Castro Marim 2nd Saturday of the month; Estoi 2nd Sunday of the month; Tavira 3rd Saturday of the month; Vila Nova de Cacela 3rd Sunday of the month; Santa Catarina 4th Sunday of the month; Queles 4th & 5th Sundays of the month.

Manta Rota a small village and quiet Algarve resort yet within easy reach of the bustle of Monte Gordo (5 miles / 8 km) with its casino and Vila Real de Santo Antonio (6 miles / 10 km) with its picturesque marina located on the Guadiana River.

If you are looking for culture the elegant town of 'Algarvan Rome' Tavira, (9 miles / 14 km) sits on two hills connected by a seven-arched 'Roman' (actually Moorish) bridge over the River Gilao boasting many fine 18th century buildings along with its 37 churches.

Cacela Velha, is an old fishing village situated in the protected Ria Formosa coastal landscape and is one of the best preserved seaside villages in the Algarve.

Manta Rota boasts the largest, longest and reputedly the best beach in the Algarve. This family orientated resort enjoys a gentle pace of life, its laid-back atmosphere makes it perfect for spending peaceful days in the sunshine. Mostly and quietly residential, Manta Rota offers charming restaurants, quiet bars, cafes, shops, supermarket and butchers.

Activities at Luna Mar Holiday Algarve include: Soaking up the sun; Relaxing by the pool or on the beach, or simply enjoying a glass of wine on one of our spacious terraces or simply having a BBQ.

Golf: There are 7 premier golf courses all within a 15 minute drive of Manta Rota:

Quinta da Ria (2 miles / 3 km) 18 holes, Par 72, 6053 metres, occupies an enviable location perched on the cliffs at the eastern border of the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve;

Quinta de Cima (3 miles / 4 km) 18 holes, Par 72, 6586 metres, a championship-style course of great character and runs parallel to and inland from the Ria Formosa;

Monte Rei (4 miles / 6 km) 18 holes, Par 72, 6567 metres, newly constructed and highly revered Jack Nicklaus' 'Signature Course'

Benamor (5 miles / 8 km) 18 holes, Par 71, 5497 metres designed by Sir Henry Cotton was the first course to open east of Tavira and Faro;

Castro Marim (7 miles / 11 km) 18 holes, Par 71 (73 for ladies), 5265 metres, is located in 225 hectares of gently undlating hills is the Algarve's most easterly courseoverlooking the Guadiana River and the clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean;

Quinta do Vale (10 miles / 16 km) 18 holes, Par 72, 6206 metres, designed by Severiano Ballesteros which opened in October 2007;

Costa Esuri, Spain (12 miles / 19 km) 18 holes, Par 72, 6607 metres, designed by Jose Canales, situated on the 'Spanish Algarve'.

A popular seaside resort, Manta Rota boasts the largest, longest and reputedly the best beach in the Algarve. This family orientated resort enjoys a gentle pace of life, its laid-back atmosphere makes it perfect for spending peaceful days in the sunshine. Mostly and quietly residential, Manta Rota offers charming restaurants, quiet bars, cafes, snack bars, shops, supermarket, butchers and of course, is also close to a variety of golf courses.

We look forward to having you stay for your next holiday in the Algarve.

Finally, I hope your enjoy your holiday and, our lovely holiday home as much as we do!

Tourist Rental Licence 'alojamento local' number 14297

Owner

Graham

Member Since 2008
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within one day
Speaks:
english, Written Portuguese, Spanish, German, French, Dutch
Calendar last updated:
Apr 14, 2018
About Graham

A little bit about myself, my holiday home and the locality... My name is Graham, born in north London but now living in Hertfordshire with my wife and family. I generally take a (well deserved if I may say so) break with my immediate family at my holiday home for a few weeks twice a year. However, one day I hope to retire to the Algarve in Portugal, whether it be full or part time; well, we all have dreams. Talking of dreams, I'm in the process of learning the Portuguese language but making extremely slow progress, thank goodness my tutor has the patience of a saint! I do hope that you enjoy reading about my holiday home and look forward to hearing from you soon. If you do have any questions, please contact me any time by email or telephone.

Graham purchased this House in 2008

Why Graham chose Manta Rota

I've visited alot of places in the Algarve, e.g. Lagos in the west, Albufeira, Vilamoura in central Algarve but when I visited the eastern Algarve I was sold. I love the rustic charm of the eastern Algarve, the pace being slower than the other parts of the Algarve, cars stop for you when you step onto the road, unheard of in other places, here pedestrian is king! When I first went to Manta Rota's delightful award winning Blue Flag beach, I said, 'this is where I want to be' and haven't regretted my decision. The beach is perfect for families being sandy and gently sloping to the, reputedly, warmest waters in the Algarve. Manta Rota is only about 40 km (35 / 40 minutes by car) from Faro and about 12 km (15 minutes by car) to the Spanish border; the best of both, very different worlds in my mind.

What makes this House unique

My holiday home is in a quiet location, overlooking lemon and orange groves with farmland and the sea beyond, yet within an easy 10 / 15 minute walk of the gorgeous award winning Blue Flag beach of Manta Rota. In between my holiday home and the lovely beach is a family butcher's, supermarket, coffee shops, restaurants, (low-key) bars and shops just to browse around. And when I furnished my holiday home, luxury and quality were at the forefront of my mind. No expense was spared. All the wooden furniture is made from solid oak. The beds, mattresses and living room furniture is from a reputable English supplier, although the sumptuous leather sofas originate from Italy. I continually update my holiday home with popular music CDs, DVDs (mainly family films), reading (novels) books etc. I have had much praise from guests staying at my holiday home. Some of their reviews are listed within this advert, other guests have left their positive reviews in the 'comments book' at my holiday home. I look forward to hearing from you and thank you for taking the time to read about my lovely holiday home. Tourist Licence 'alojamento local' number 14297

Amenities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Fitted Mirrored Double Wardrobe Bedside Cabinet Reading Lamp
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib, Fitted Mirrored Double Wardrobe Bedside Cabinet Reading Lamp
      • Bedroom 3 (Converted Attic)
        2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib, Chest of Drawers Bedside Cabinet Reading Lamp
      • Cot and Highchair already there available for your (baby's) use at no extra cost. All 3 bedrooms have remote individually controlled climate control warm / cold air conditioning. Bedrooms 1 and 2 have their own access to the mid floor Terrace (26 square metres approx.) via glazed French and sliding doors complete with chairs; both bedrooms have built in fully fitted mirrored wardrobes complete with wooden hangers, bedside cabinets and reading lamps; Bedroom 1 dual aspect (East / West facing) with King size bed; Bedroom 2 has two full size single divan beds that can easily be pushed together to form the size of an extra large super king bed. Bedroom 3 has two full size single beds with oak furniture including chest of drawers, bedside cabinet and reading lamps. Access to w.c. and wash hand basin with cupboard under. Door to outside top terrace (16 square metres approx.) affording excellent views of the surrounding countryside overlooking orange and lemon groves with the sea beyond.

      Bathrooms

      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Outside Shower
        outdoor shower
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet, Twin Wash Hand Basins
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, Wash Hand Basin
      • W.C.
        toilet, Wash Hand Basin with cupboard under.
      • Bathroom 1 is located on the First Floor being fully tiled and complimented with his 'n' hers (Jack & Jill) wash hand basins, WC, bidet and bath with shower facility & screen over; Bathroom 2 is located on the Ground Floor and again is fully tiled featuring a built-in double size shower enclosure, WC and wash hand basin. On the top floor there is also a W.C. with a Wash Hand Basin and cupboard under leading off from Bedroom 3. Plus, there is also an enclosed Shower outside located on the West facing Ground Floor Patio / Terrace (26 square metres approx.) - suitable for us (those) who make a real mess of themselves when cooking on the BBQ !!!

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Near The Ocean
        • Resort
        • Town
        • Village

          Theme

            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions

              Meals

                • Guests provide their own meals

                  General

                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Three portable electric radiators available for your use if it ever gets that cold together with Climate Controlled Warm & Cold Air Conditioning in all main rooms i.e. living room & all the bedrooms
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Luxury Cotton Bed linen provided throughout
                    • Living Room
                      Two large three-seater Italian leather sofas. 32' LCD Samsung TV with Portuguese & Spanish channels with separate DVD player. Solid oak occasional tables.
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Climate Controlled Cold & Warm Air Conditioning in all main rooms such as the living room and bedrooms
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Parking
                      Own off street car parking space allocated to your next holiday home in the gated Luna Mar condominium
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Own off street car parking space allocated to your next holiday home in the gated Luna Mar condominium
                    • Towels Provided
                      Luxury bath, shower and hand towels provided throughout - all are 100% cotton as we think this is an essential part of your holiday experience. However, please note that beach towels are not supplied
                    • Washing Machine
                      Full Size Washing Machine in the Kitchen

                      Kitchen

                        • Grill
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Filter Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          More than enough for the budding chef
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          More than enough for all our guests
                        • Dishwasher
                          Full Size Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                          Freezer
                        • Blender
                        • Kitchen
                          The Fully Equipped Kitchen probably has everything you'll ever need whilst on holiday including a full size Washing Machine, Dishwasher, Oven, Hob and Fridge/Freezer
                        • Microwave
                          Combination microwave with Grill
                        • Oven
                          Full Size Electric Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                          Full size Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          Full Size Electric Hob
                        • Toaster
                          Twin Slice Toaster

                          Dining

                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Dining table & chairs for 6 adults and a Baby's Highchair.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people

                              Entertainment

                                • Books
                                  Selection of reading books for all ages already provided
                                • Books for Adults
                                • DVD Player
                                  Samsung DVD player connected to the Samsung 32' LCD TV
                                • Music Library
                                  Popular music CDs for all ages already provided
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Portuguese & Spanish TV channels
                                • Television
                                  Samsung 32' LCD TV with Portuguese & Spanish TV channels
                                • Toys
                                  Childrens Beach Toys
                                • Video Library
                                  Popular family films on DVD including child-friendly DVDs

                                  Outside

                                    • Outdoor Furniture
                                    • Balcony
                                      6 square metres approximately situated on first floor with direct access from the second bedroom affording easterly views.
                                    • Gated Community
                                    • Golf
                                      Spolit for choice for golf courses nearby. Need I say more ...
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      26 square metres approximately - west facing Paved Patio Garden with built-in brick Barbecue plus outside dining table & 6 chairs. Ideal for the evening (& daytime) BBQ.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Top floor terrace - 16 square metres approx - affording outstanding south-westerly views over surrounding countryside towards the sea & it's a bit of a sun trap as well! Direct access from 3rd bedroom
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Portuguese style built-in brick BBQ / barbecue using charcoal bricks within sunny west facing ground floor patio (26 square metres approximately).
                                    • Patio
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                      20 square metres approximately situated on the first floor with direct access from the main bedroom affording easterly views.
                                    • Terrace
                                    • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

                                      Suitability

                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              Enclosed, gated and secure condominium Swimming Pool with our own sun loungers only a few metres away from your next holiday home
                                            • Outdoor Pool

                                              Attractions

                                                • restaurants
                                                • churches
                                                • marina
                                                • nude beach
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • cinemas
                                                • ruins
                                                • theme parks
                                                • water parks
                                                • winery tours
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              Notes

                                                                • Cot & Highchair already there & available for your (or rather your baby's (up to 2 years of age)) use at no extra cost. Living room has large two three-seater Italian leather sofas for your comfort with solid oak occasional tables; Samsung 32" LCD TV has Portuguese & Spanish TV channels; Samsung DVD/CD player complete with a collection of DVD's, music CD's & books already there for your enjoyment during your holiday; Rear West facing terrace with built-in barbecue / BBQ & outside dining table & chairs (with parasol & base) that will comfortably seat 6; Condominium communal swimming pool with sunbeds around; Outdoor lighting for the hours of darkness; Own allocated private car parking space within the condominium; All situated within an enclosed private & electronically gated condominium completed in 2008. Tourist Licence 'alojamento local' number 14297. Google Earth: 37 10 19 26 North & 7 31 42 65 West. Beach Towels NOT provided. Strictly NO Smoking. Strictly NO Smoking.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  45 Reviews

                                                                  Excellent4.7/5

                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Simply superb ! Exceeded all expectations !

                                                                  Iain H.

                                                                  A fabulous property maintained and equipped to a very high standard. Manta Rota is a quiet village but has an eclectic mix of places to eat and enjoy coffee or drinks. The owner Graham provided great insight into the area prior to our visit which was extremely useful. The beaches are fantastic and there is a lot of history to be discovered. Nearby larger towns and within striking distance for which we used the recommended local taxi driver Nuno, again his local knowledge was most welcome. The townhouse is equipped with everything one could wish for and has three sun terraces which we loved. Kate the keyholder was always on hand in case of any difficulties and was extremely helpful. All in all, a fantastic holiday and a property that I would highly recommend. Thankyou, Graham, Kate and Nuno.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Iain & Debbie - Thank you ever so much for such a wonderful review. I'm pleased to read that you enjoyed the quieter lifestyle of Manta Rota and its fantastic Blue Flag beaches. I also appreciate that you recommended my fabulous holiday home regarding it as well equipped & maintained and exceeding all expectations. I'm glad you had a great holiday and look forward to welcoming you back to stay in my superb holiday home. All the best, Graham

                                                                  Luxury Manta Rota Villa

                                                                  Conal M.

                                                                  Well equipped , clean, fresh and very comfortable. Easily accessed from Faro Airport, this holiday villa provided an ideal venue for our family holiday, with Manta Rota beach a short walk, and a lovely swimming pool for when you want a quick cool down. There are an abundance of restaurants locally, a particular favourite of ours being Sabinos where you get steak on a stone. A good supermarket and butchers all within walking distance. Would definitely recommend this villa to others

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Conal, Therese & family - Thank you ever so much for the excellent review. I'm pleased to read that you found my beautiful holiday home fresh & clean, comfortable & well equipped. Yes, Manta Rota is very easy to reach from Faro, where there are lots of local restaurants to choose from. The award winning blue flag beach is also close by, alternatively, there is the lovely swimming pool at the condominium. Thank you again for recommending my gorgeous holiday home to other guests and look forward to having you stay again. All the best, Graham

                                                                  Nice holiday stay and the villa very clean and comfortable.

                                                                  Jackie B.Claygate

                                                                  We very much enjoyed our stay and Manta Rota is lovely. We were 3 adults and a teenager. The villa has a shared pool and we visited in September 2016 so it wasn t busy. if you had Summer holidays with children in July/August the pool could possibly be busy as there are other properties there too which share it.

                                                                  Everywhere very clean and well maintained and weather was great and hot. The air conditioning is exceptionally good.

                                                                  We hired a car and it was very useful for shopping and visiting beaches around the area. Graham was great and helpful and the instructions for arrival clear.

                                                                  I would recommend the property and the area to anyone wanting a villa break.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Jackie & family - Thank you very much for your kind review. It's good to read that you enjoyed your stay at my lovely holiday home, noting that it is very clean, well maintained & the air-conditioning being exceptionally good. Thank you again for recommending my gorgeous holiday home to others and I look forward to having you stay again at my beautiful holiday home. And yes, I agree, Manta Rota is lovely.

                                                                  Très agréable propriété!

                                                                  emmanuel f.

                                                                  Propriété très fonctionnelle, bien agencée... Nous avons été agréablement reçu et nous avons passé une magnifique semaine dans cette jolie propriété!!!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Emmanuel & family - Thank you ever so much for an excellent review. I'm thrilled to read that you had a wonderful vacation and that my lovely holiday home is very functional & well laid out. I look forward to having you stay at my gorgeous holiday home in the future. Thank you again for an excellent review. All the best. Graham

                                                                  Ferias no condominio "Luna Mar"

                                                                  Joaquim S.Lisboa

                                                                  Acabamos de passar 2 semanas de ferias maravilhosas nesta casa:

                                                                  De referir que a casa está impecável, tal qual as fotos documentam, muito bem conservada e equipada para toda a família. Tudo funciona desde os eletrodomésticos ,aos ares condicionados.

                                                                  A piscina sempre impecável e quase sempre sem ninguém.

                                                                  De notar a simpatia e a prestabilidade da Srª Kate.

                                                                  O Sr Graham é uma pessoa em quem se pode confiar.

                                                                  Muito obrigado a todos.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Joaquim & family - Thank you very much for an excellent review. I'm delighted to read that you had an wonderful vacation at my holiday home which you found spotless, well equipped & well maintained. Thank you again for your kind words and I hope to have you stay my holiday home in the future. All the best. Graham

                                                                  Comfortable, well located and clean

                                                                  Anita O.

                                                                  The property is spacious and comfortable with good facilities. We were met by Kate who was helpful in settling us in and familiarising us with the house and the area. The house is well equipped, however wifi would be a useful addition. The house has super comfortable bedrooms and a comfortable living area with barbeque facilities in the back and lots of balcony space to chill out in the evening.

                                                                  With three kids, the pool was a major feature of our stay at Luna Mar and the pool was clean and well maintained throughout our stay with appropriate poolside rules. The blue flag beach at Manta Rota is second to none and never overcrowded.

                                                                  There is a well stocked supermarket nearby and a good choice of restaurants and bars. Manta Rota itself is very much a resort with no other attractions other than the beach and the bars and restaurants. To balance this Cacela train station is nearby with trains to local towns Tavira and Vila Real de Santo Antonio 15 minutes either side and access via ferry to Ayamonte across the river in Spain (a worthwhile daytrip). Car rental for a few days will give wider access across the Algarve.

                                                                  We (2 adults, 3 children under 10) had a wonderful stay at Luna Mar and we are definitely thinking of making a return trip.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Anita, Pat & family - Thank you for your informative & kind review. I'm pleased to read that you found my holiday home comfortable, spacious & well equipped and that had a wonderful holiday at Luna Mar, enjoying the pool and the expanse of Manta Rota beach. It is a conscious decision not to have Wi-Fi at this time as I think a vacation should be a holiday and not an extension of one's normal routine, however, I constantly review the need to install Wi-Fi and will no doubt one day relent to the idea. Thank you again for your objective review and I look forward to having you stay again in the future. Graham

                                                                  Location

                                                                  Vila Nova de Cacela, Portugal

                                                                  A popular seaside resort, Manta Rota boasts the largest, longest and reputedly the best beach in the Algarve. This family orientated resort enjoys a gentle pace of life, its laid-back atmosphere makes it perfect for spending peaceful days in the sunshine. Mostly and quietly residential, Manta Rota offers charming restaurants, quiet bars, cafes, snack bars, shops, supermarket, butchers and of course, is also close to a variety of fabulous golf courses. Manta Rota in the eastern Algarve has one of the most stable climates in the world making it an ideal year-round beach holiday destination. The maximum recorded temperatures in the Algarve fluctuate between 25 °C in winter and 48 °C in summer. The winters are usually short and mild. Perfect! From our fabulous holiday home, one can take a 10 minute 800 metre easy stroll to the uncrowded, seemingly endless sea front and amazing award winning Manta Rota Blue Flag beach situated in an unspoilt dune protected area. Whilst on the beach, you can take a leisurely stroll to Monte Gordo's beach (5 miles / 8 km) east and / or Cabanas de Tavira's beach (5 miles / 8 km) west. Not many people know this but the eastern Algarve is a well kept secret on the Algarve surfing scene, who are attracted by its quietness and warm sea temperatures. The eastern Algarve has the warmest sea temperatures in the Algarve, with the average local sea temperature being 17-20 °C. Between my holiday home and the fabulous award winning Manta Rota beach, is a supermarket, butchers, shops, restaurants, quiet bars, cafes and snack bars. The supermarket opens every morning at 8am / 0800hrs and closes at 8pm / 2000hrs and caters for most peoples everyday needs. Neighbouring Villages include Vila Nova de Cacela which is the next town inland from Manta Rota situated about also situated about 800 metres from our lovely holiday home. Vila Nova de Cacela has pubilc access to the Internet and the town has its own market on the 3rd Sunday of every month, get there early as it gets very busy! The next coastal village along from Manta Rota is Cacela Velha, an old fishing village situated in the protected Ria Formosa coastal landscape which is an important wetland where migratory birds can be observed in abundance and Cacela is one of the best preserved seaside villages in the whole of the Algarve. The pretty cobbled medieval village of Castro Marim on the banks of the Guadiana River is overlooked by two hilltop castles dating back to the 13th century. The buildings in the town are predominantly white, with flashes of ochre and luminous blue. The sandstone walls above Castro Marim enclose the first headquarters of the Military order of Christ, heirs to the Templars in Portugal. The Castro Marim golf course runs through undulating hills and calls for careful play with strategically places water hazards, fairway terrain and well places bunkers. If you are looking for culture, the elegant historic town of 'Algarvan Rome' Tavira (9 miles / 14 km) being authentically Portuguese, sits on two hills connected by a seven-arched 'Roman' (actually Moorish) bridge over the the River Gilao boasting many fine 18th century buildings along with its 37 churches. Manta Rota is a small village and quiet Algarve beach resort yet within easy reach of the hustle and bustle of the following neighbouring places to visit:- Monte Gordo (5 miles / 8 km) with its casino and beach; also the elegant 18th century city of Vila Real de Santo Antonio (6 miles / 10 km) and the medieval city of Ayemonte (Spain 13 miles / 20 km) with their picturesque marinas, extensive pedestrianized shopping and restaurant facilities, both towns are located on the Guadiana River which borders and separates Portugal with Spain. Vila Real de Santo Antonio Sports Centre comprises: 8 lane outdoor stadium & 4 lane indoor athletic tracks, pole vault, long high & triple jump, synthetic and natural grass fields for javelin, discuss, shot put and hammer throwing, sector for handicap throwing, sprint ramps and ditch for obstacles running. Triathlon open waters (river & sea) training, red clay paths. Weight lifting room, fitness gym, cross training area, jacuzzi, sauna. Indoor Sports Hall. Football. Tennis & Padel Centre. 50m & 25m & 20m swimming pools. The eastern Algarve is also famous for its pottery and ceramics, particularly hand-painted pottery and azulejos or tiles. There are numerous ceramics and pottery outlets throughout the Algarve, including a shop in Manta Rota. Local markets in eastern Algarve include: Loule every Saturday; Moncarapacho 1st Sunday of the month; Castro Marim 2nd Saturday of the month; Estoi 2nd Sunday of the month; Tavira 3rd Saturday of the month; Vila Nova de Cacela 3rd Sunday of the month; Santa Catarina 4th Sunday of the month; Queles 4th & 5th Sundays of the month. And of course there's Golf! There are 7 premier golf courses all within a 15 minute drive of Manta Rota.

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                                                                  Rental rates include your utility usage (air conditioning heating, water, electricity, gas), weekly clean & change of linen & towels (100% cotton). Terms & Conditions of Rental: Any payment made confirms your acceptance of all the terms & conditions. Glass or crockery are not allowed within the swimming pool area. The Owner does not accept any liability for any injury however caused as a result of the use of the swimming pool. Guests, especially parents of small children, are asked to take special care around the swimming pool and not to allow children to use the swimming pool unsupervised. All guests are requested to take a shower before entering the swimming pool. Please do not play loud music or engage in any activity that may cause inconvenience to your neighbours after 2100 hours (or before 0800 hours) especially around the swimming pool area. Nudism is not allowed within the communal areas of Luna Mar Residence. All the Rules & Regulations of Luna Mar Residence condominium must be adhered to at all times. Luna Mar and Manta Rota are residential communities. The actions of all the members of your party should not interfere with the enjoyment of either other holidaymakers or residents. Please note that the boundary gates within Luna Mar condominium must be locked at all times. Occupancy level stated and agreed at time of booking cannot be exceeded. Failure to abide by this will result in immediate termination of the rental and a requirement to vacate the premises. No refund will be offered for breach of the terms of the contract. The owner or the owner's agents do not accept any liability whatsoever for death, personal injury, accidents, loss from the villa, loss or damage to person(s) or personal effects however caused whilst staying in or around the rental property. Check-in 1600hrs onwards. Check-out 1000hrs. All we ask is that you leave the house and the condominium in a clean & tidy condition. Beach towels NOT provided. Strictly NO pets. Strictly NO smoking

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