Villa at Ponta Grande Resort, Sesmarias, Sao Rafael, Algarve, Portugal
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 Sesmarias
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 two of our favourite restaurants are O Marinheiro and Dom Dinis which are a 10 minute walk from the villa. The food, service and ambience is first class.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Lovely family-friendly villa
Eilish was incredibly responsive and there to answer any questions we had in a flash. We found Eilish to be the most considerate and understanding host of all our travels.
We really enjoyed our holiday and didn't want to leave Eilish's lovely villa. The weather was gorgeous and we enjoyed the relaxing lifestyle set out by the location and resort.
All our needs were met and amenities were relatively close, although having a car was a bonus, especially for families who have a lot of gear to carry. Rafael beach was absolutely gorgeous as was the poolside and local restaurants.
The villa was clean, bright, modern and spacious. Grocery bags, some toys, lots of books, bucket and spade and outdoor chairs were a wonderful touch. We would have benefited from a few more cleaning products to keep us going and forgot to mention; a vegetable peeler!
We want to thank Eilish for creating a lovely space for guests to stay. We really appreciated what the villa had to offer and its facilities and would love to come back in the future.
Sinead and Tristan, thank you very much for your lovely comments. You were most gracious, charming and appreciative guests, and we will gladly welcome you and your little baby back again! Thank you for treating our villa with such care and consideration. We wish you many happy holidays in the future! Eilish and Brendan
August 2019 on Algarve
We didn’t realise how property was from beach and amenities were. Recommend hiring a car. On site restaurant food was excellent.
I am glad you enjoyed the resort restaurant!
Eilish was very helpful before our arrival and the villa is just perfect. My sister visited and used the sofabed which was very comfortable too! The villa has everything you need and is really spacious. Sao Rafael beach is absolutely gorgeous and only a 10 minute walk away. Our kids loved the pool and had it to themselves a lot of the time. A great holiday, thank you!
Thank you for your very positive comments, Karen. We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed staying at the villa and the resort. You are most welcome anytime you choose to return. Many thanks, Eilish
A fantastic villa on a lovely friendly resort
We visited Eilish’S villa and wish it could have been longer
Communication before and during our stay was great
The villa has everything you could wish for including Wi-fi and cable TV for the odd rainy day
The on-site restaurant and bar was really friendly especially the owner Paolo who always made us feel welcome
A lovely break in a lovely place with the only downside being it didn’t last long enough
Fantastic villa on a lovely site in a great area with really nice beaches and some great restaraunts
Eilish's villa is lovely, spotless and equipped to a very high standard. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back. The complex is secure with electric gate access and has a very large free form swimming pool with an additional toddlers pool. The on site bar and restaurant are very reasonably priced and if you fancy a quite night in the restaurant will happily do take away for almost all the dishes on their menu. There are two beaches a couple of minutes drive away and are also in walking distance. Rabbit beach is exactly 1km and takes 20 minutes to walk to. Eilish kept in touch on the run up to our holiday and provided us with lots of handy tips and advice.
Thank you Paul! You will always be more than welcome to return to our villa. You are charming guests!
Lovely holiday in a lovely villa
Our 2nd year in the villa. Lovely villa and lovely complex. Eilish is so helpful and replies very quickly to any messages and is brilliant to deal with. Brilliant family holiday. Many thanks.
Ann, it has been a pleasure to have you and your family stay in our holiday villa again this summer! Thank you for being excellent guests, Eilish
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.
Faro International Airport is a 30 minute drive.
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.
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.