The Ponta Grande Resort offers the perfect holiday. The luxury townhouse is set in beautifully landscaped gardens, with swimming pool, children's pool, tennis court and a safe children's play garden. The villa has wifi and cable tv channels. There is an excellent restaurant and bar on the resort. A mini market selling food, wines and beach produce is on the resort Wifi is available at the reception area and restaurant. The resort is very safe with electronic gates for guest access, and there is 24 hour security. The local beach of Sao Rafael is a 7 minute walk, and has won 'Best Beach in Portugal' award. The nearby cliff walk leads to hidden coves and private beaches, has a colourful array of flowers in Spring, and provides spectacular views of the unique coastline. Albufeira is a ten minute drive away and has excellent shopping and restaurants. The nearby picturesque marina offers water sports and cruises. The nearest golf course of Salgados is a 5 minute drive. Ponta Grande is an amazing place where families love to holiday and many return year after year.
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Villa at Ponta Grande Resort, Sesmarias, Sao Rafael, Algarve, Portugal - Set in Landscaped Gardens, 7 Min Walk to Sao Rafael Beach
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- Jul 9, 2018
We are a family of five who have always loved holidays by the seaside in a sunny climate.
Eilish purchased this Villa in 2008
Why Eilish chose Castelo
As a family we first visited the Ponta Grande resort 12 years ago. Our 3 children quickly made friends, with the result that we had a great holiday!. We had such a good time and made such wonderful friends, we returned the following summer. We continued to return every year and eventually bought a villa in 2005. Now we have the opportunity to visit four or five times a year, and make use of the warm weather during the low season. Every time we visit we discover something new which adds to the special experience of visiting this part of the Algarve.
What makes this Villa unique
Our latest discovery was the thrill of paragliding! Pedro and Juan, who are friendly and helpful brothers based at the Marina, brought our family and friends out for a day's paragiding - it was such fun we went back for more!! The thrill of the water park never leaves us, and every year we return to Slide and Splash - where the fun trying all of the water slides stays in our memories! The villa is within walking distance of some lovely restaurants and one of our favourite restaurants is the Sunshine Bar which is a short walk from the villa. It is a family owned, rustic restaurant whose speciality is Stone Steaks! It must be the best steak we have tasted - and the novelty of cooking your own steak to your taste on a hot stone, is perfect for a festive occasion!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A lovely Villa in a nice complex. We have returned here on several occasions.
A very nice restaurant on site, but also some excellent restaurants within 7 minutes walk.
Having a car would be recommended if you want to travel to various beaches and shopping.
Thank you for your great review, John.
You and your family are always very welcome to our villa as considerate and respectful guests!
The villa is excellent with all you could need. Everything in the villa was to a high standard. Loved the bench which gets the evening sun. Villa is in an excellent quiet location within the complex. Complex is good with a nice reasonably priced restaurant and bar with very friendly staff. Would definitely return to this villa again if we come back to the area, all the family enjoyed. We didn't hire a car but, still visited the marina and Albufeira old town.
Thank you for your positive comments about our villa. You and your family are excellent guests and will be very welcome for a return visit!
Another great visit
Another fantastic stay at ponte grande resort beautiful villa , the owners Ellish and Brendan have been fantastic , would recommend the villa and area beaches within a ten minute walk total bliss 👍👍seasons restaurant on site great food and top staff
Thank you Brian and Ann, you are great guests, and will always be welcome at our villa!
Eilish and Brendan
Would like to thank Ellish for a wonderful two weeks at the ponte grande resort , her villa has everything you could ask for , even a cool bag to take to the beach .the location is fantastic although not in albuferia everything you could ask for is within walking distance . Nice restaurants, beautiful beaches , having a car is a bonus but not essential , we are already looking forward to our next visit in September thank you Ellish
Relaxing Holiday destination
I am just back from a 10 night stay at the villa with my husband and 2 kids (9 & 6). The property is to a high standard and is clean and well maintained. It has 2 good size bedrooms and a fabulous patio. Kitchen is quite large and has all the utensils you need if you want to cook your meals in the villa. The owner 'Eilish' sent us all the necessary information regarding the property in advance of our travel and also offered assistance with car rental. The resort is beautiful and well kept, and the pool is fab a it is about a 10 minute drive outside of Albufeira (and shops such as Lidl & Aldi) and I would certainly recommend anyone staying here to rent a car. Even the walk to the beach is a fair trek especially in the heat. The Zoomarine is approx 20 minutes away and the marine harbor is about a 5 minute drive, from where we did a boat trip to see the caves. There is plenty to do and see around Albuferia. I would recommend this property without a doubt.
We are very pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and welcome your most favourable comments!
We stayed in ponta grande for a wonderful week in June 2015. The villa was perfect for our needs. Spotlessly clean and everything needed for a great relaxing break was provided. The resort is very peaceful with a small shop within walking distance. The pool is very large but a little cold! Eilish went out of her way to accommodate our family and we hope to visit again. We didn't hire a car and survived but in order to make the most of the beautiful area a car would be beneficial. 😎😎
Coast/Beach: Sao Rafael beach is 7 minutes walking. It has won the award of 'Best Beach in Portugal'. There is a spectacular cliff walk which starts at the local beach and winds its way along the picturesque coastline for several kilometres and takes in small beaches along the way, some of which are totally private and others which have excellent seafood restaurants. The nearby Marina at Albufeira offers cruises, yachting, fishing trips, paragliding and water skiing. Travel: Faro International Airport is a 30 minute drive. Distances: Albufeira is the closest town and is 5 kilometres away. The marina is a 20 minute walk. The historic town of Silves, which is the old Moorish Capital of the Algarve, is a 30 minute drive. Further Details: Ponta Grande is situated in Sesmarias which is a quiet, peaceful area, perfect for families. It has some excellent restaurants, catering for all tastes. There is a small supermarket and bakery nearby, and the nearest town of Albufeira has large supermarkets, banks and post office. The popular family water parks and Zoo Marine are within 30 minutes drive.
Booking Notes: There is a 25% deposit required, and balance 35 days prior to holiday. Changeover Day: The changeover day is according to guests, travel plans. There is no set day.