4 bedroom villa with 4 private bathrooms and private pool. 500m walking from Praia da Coelha beach, 1.4 km from Paia Do Sao Rafael and only 5km / 8mns drive from centre of Albufeira. Good restaurants at 5min walking distance. The villa is being completely refreshed during the winter 2012-2013. The swimming pool is surrounded by terrace with barbecue and private garden. Very quite dead ending street. Exact location in Google Maps is : 37.077891,-8.29092 (you can see the house in 'satelite' view)
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Villa in Albufeira (Sesmarias), Central Algarve, Portugal - Very Quite Cul-De-Sac Street
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- english, french, dutch
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- Oct 6, 2018
About Maxence Guy
Owner's Maxence Guy & Catherine.
Why Maxence Guy chose Sesmarias
The villa was purchased by our parents as an ideal house for family holidays with the children and grandchildren. It was not only used during the summer time but also as a second residence each year, from April till October. update February 2013: interior works almost completed. All painting done, 3 new showers and closets installed, roof renewed, all waterpipes new. Kitchen still in process and renovation of pool started.
What makes this Villa unique
Situated in a quite dead ending street, at walking distance of the beach and close to Albufeira, the house offers the possibility to spend quite holidays together but the central location also offer the possibility of various activities and excursions in the neighborhood.
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We have just returned from 2 weeks in this lovely villa, 4 adults and 2 teenagers.
The villa was everything as described in the listings and more. The photos really don’t do it justice.
The pool was a great size for us all to enjoy. The outdoor space and seating was great, loungers in the sun and eating area in the shade.
The dining area inside was spacious, although we didn’t use it much as we loved being outside.
The living area with the separate space with the comfy chairs (not shown in photos) was perfect for us.
Terraces upstairs were great for an evening drink to watch the sunset. Bedrooms were a good size for us.
They also have bikes for guests to use.
Quiet hotel is just up the road (3 min walk), with a little shop. They will order your taxis if needed. You can also use their bar.
Beaches are stunning, we walked to 4 local ones including the secret beach (see an earlier review for directions).
We ate local and enjoyed some lovely food, within a 20 min walking distance there must be 10 restaurants. Shopped at Oceanos and the Spar, walked there 20-30mins and the shop assistants booked a taxi for us to return.
Visited the marina a few times (€8ish one way - 6 seater) which was a lovely day out. Also into Albufeira (€10ish one way) for shopping, food and the beach.
We will definitely be returning!
Thanks for your positive review. It is also nice for us to notice that you enjoyed your stay.
Note that pictures of the villa are made with smartphone which is why pictures gives a rather humble impression, but we prefer it like this. You are not the first to say that photos on the site don’t do it justice.
Thanks again and you are off course welcome to re-book any time.
Kind Regards / Guy
Wonderful villa for a wonderful holiday
I cannot recommend this villa highly enough. It had everything we needed for a relaxing holiday. We were three adults (granny came too) and two children and the layout of the villa meant that we all had our own space, without falling over each other, but had plenty of opportunities to come together - around the pool, the outside dining area and huge indoor dining room when the heat was too much for us!
The pool and garden areas are beautiful and very well kept. The kitchen was very well equipped, with everything you could possibly need and more. The beds were really comfortable and the surrounding area was so quiet, we all slept very well.
We had hired a car, which we feel was needed to drive to local supermarkets. We didn't attempt the bicycles as we stayed during the Lucifer heatwave, it was all we could do some days to stagger from the fridge to the pool and back!
We ate in most evenings and ventured down to the beach each night to watch the sunset - we have some wonderful memories of gathering sea shells by the full moon.
We are indebted to both Sofia and Darren for their prompt help in quickly sorting out a few problems we encountered during our stay.
The villa is everything you could wish for. We felt so lucky that we found it and are grateful to Guy for all his help and guidance in making the booking process easy.
The villa was even better than expected with four very comfortable bedrooms, each with their own bathroom. Most of the rooms have shuttered doors which can be opened to allow easy access to the outside - the villa is nice and cool even when it's very hot outside. The kitchen had everything we could need and the BBQ was a great addition. The pool was lovely and could fit all 7 of us comfortably. The neighbourhood was very quiet, which was great. WiFi connection is strong throughout the villa.
The beach was very easy to get to we spent many happy afternoons there. You can take some really nice photos around sunset. The beachside restaurant is also great for a special evening meal. The umbrellas for the beach, provided by the villa, are a great addition.
The local shops had pretty much all we could need. They are quite a distance, however, so the bikes provided by the villa were very useful. The town itself is too far to walk to, but a taxi can be arranged to pick you up at the local hotel. We didn't actually go into the town and just had a relaxing time at the villa/beach.
Sofia and Darren Bentley were very helpful and friendly at the villa, as was Guy in organising the booking.
Overall we had a wonderful week and consider ourselves lucky to have found this property!
Very nice to see that our guests are more than happy and like our villa and the surrouondings as it is. Our family and our grown up kids use the Villa and we look after it by replacing & renewing something every year to maintain & increase value & comfort for us and our guests.
You are always welcome to return Matt.
Kind regards / Guy
Fantastic in every way. Thankyou !!
We had a fantastic time in this absolutely beautiful villa.
Thanks to Guy and Catherine but also the pool boy Darren and his wife Sophia. Without your help we would never have found this paradise. There is a story behind all this but Guy was able to communicate from Switzerland, I believe, and Catherine was in Belgium and Darren and Sophia locally. They all helped us well above and beyond the call of duty. We had booked a James Villa elsewhere that turned out to have VERY noisy guests next door. As James Villas were not able to solve the issue, we resorted to trying to find alternate accommodation ourselves. In the space of an evening Guy had organised for the villa to be made ready for us and the pool topped up and ready to go. They really trusted us and we are so thankful.
Sophia apologised for having to rush to get it ready but it was spotless.
I could list thousands of things that I like about the villa but I will just list a few.
The pool is fantastic and necessary to cool off in the 29 degree heat.
Outdoor table and seats to use for alfresco dining.
Barbi was great too (Barbecue that is).
Absolutely beautiful flowers on the surrounding hedges.
Praia da Coelha beach 500m walk has fantastic shells. I have never seen so many.
If you get a chance visit the secret beach which is about 10 mins walk.
Go to the Baia Grande hotel. Turn right and keep walking downhill.
Eventually you will get to the last villa.
Walk down the right side path and follow it for a way.
You will see a myriad of paths but the right pathways take you down to some fairly steep stone steps and down to the hidden beach.
It's almost like a scene from Harry Potter when you look back up.
I won't bore you all with my memories but the only bad thing was.....
We had to come home.
Thanks again Guy, Catherine, Darren (hope your darts went well) and Sophia. Hope to see you again in the future.
Simon and Family
Beautiful, spacious house in quiet, stunning surroundings! No need for car. Good and friendly service from all staff involved. Great for family with kids, but also for adults. Enjoy!
The Villa exceeded our expectations. It was very clean, tastefully presented with everything you could want there, and for us, it was the perfect location. Prior to arriving Max was very informative and helpful and both Sofia and Darren were on hand locally to help us with anything we needed so we always felt at looked after.
The Villa is great whether you want to 'chill' by the pool, go to one of the many beaches closeby, cook at 'home' in the evening or go locally to the many restaurants, that is, if you don't fancy going into the 'action area's' of Albufeira town which is 10 minutes away in a taxi.
We used Oceano's supermarket for our food and 'bulk' buys which was much cheaper than Apolonia and still very good quality.
Baia Grande Hotel is a very nice hotel just up the road which is useful for taxi pick ups and is a good place for drink or even a meal.
We ate out locally at Dom Dinis ( 10 mins walk from the Villa) which was really good food but maybe a bit more expensive than others.
O Amigo's was also good but more economical.
We didn't hire a car as we mostly used taxi's or walked but it can be hot and tiring if your not fully fit. The bike was useful to pop up to the mini-market shop.
Great area, great Villa and very well looked after. Thanks to you all! We will be back :-)
Special interest holidays:
Most local excursions can be booked at Hotel Baia Grande (150m from the house) with departure from the hotel (Zoomarine for the kids, Slide & Splash or similar aquaparks, jeep excursions, catamaran or other boat trips, etc..).
At the Marina (3km) you can board sea-excursion boats of different types.
500m walking from Praia da Coelha beach
1.4 km from larger Paia Do Sao Rafael
2km from Praia Evaristo (with famous fish restaurant) and about 3,5m from Praia Gale which is largest beach in the area
Faro Airport is about 40 minutes by car or Taxi. Rental cars available at the airport. Liboa Airport is about 2h40minutes from the Villa and offer more possibilities to book flights. If you take a taxi, ask for Hotel Baia Grande in Albufeira / Sesmarias, which is 150 metres from the Villa and known by all taxi drivers.
8 minutes by car from Albufaira. Other places of interest are Monchique, Loulé, Portimao, Silves. For kids you have nearby Zoomarine and Slide & splash aquapark. House is most suitable for quite holidays. If you look for evening annimation, you should go to the old center of Albufeira or 'The Strip' (3km east of Albufeira) by car, scooter or taxi.
wonderfull house for quite family holidays or to go with couple of friends.
hire of car is recommended if you want more freedom. Rent of Scooter is cheaper and easier to park in July and August. Without car you are limited to few local restaurants, beaches and minimarkets. Hotel nextdoor provides excursion possibilities, easy to book taxi from the Hotel. Busses are available in summer but don't know schedules and routes.
Booking Notes: For bookings by email please send enquiry. A deposit of 25% will be asked to secure your booking and payment in full 4 weeks prior to travel date. Payment to be made by bank transfer. Refundable breakage deposit of EURO 500 (gbp 400,-) to be given to our meet & greet lady upon arrival. Changeover Day: Changeover day to be agreed on. Check-in as from 15h00. Check-out latest at 10h00. Exceptions are granted depending on availibility. We will try to assist within our possibilities. We are flexible. Notes on prices: Discount may be asked to owners. It will depend on season, availibility, number of geusts, etc.