Single Storey Villa ideal for families Also Good Wheelchair Access
About Julian Lessons
Rojuan is a family owned Villa owned by three brothers, Robert, Julian and Andrew, hence the name ROJUAN. Our parents lived here for ten years and we have had many moemorable holidays here. Mum and Dad have now moved back to the UK and we have recently refurbished the whole villa in the Spring of 2013
Julian Lessons purchased this Villa in 2001
Why Julian Lessons chose Estômbar
The Villa is in a Village called Sesmarias. which is in between the fishing villages of Carvoero and Ferragudo. Its in quiet and peacfull yet not too far from the the beaches or local towns, resataurants, bars and shops. Its very close to the golf courses Gramacho and Pinta and not far from Potamao or the slide and Splash water park
What makes this Villa unique
The big benefit is the pool area and porch. We usually eat outside on a large table on the porch. Sometimes by the BBq area. We also love to go up onto the large roof porch in the evenings as you can see the sea. The large interior living room and dinning area is open plan and is air conditioned.. The villa has off steet private drive for two cars.
ONLY well behavied and small dog
Guests with dogs will have to clean up after them
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
We have had a lovely stay here in sesmarias. The welcome pack included milk and bread but there was nothing included to make tea or coffee on arrival so a top tip would be to do your shop at inermarche before arriving and that way you have everything you need from the start. There is also a lovely little shop just up the road which has most provisions to tide you over.
The TV freeview only has 18 channels which are mostly BBC or ITV so if you have kids it would pay to bring some DVD or games for the PlayStation
The main road can get quite busy at times and as the driveway is quite high at its apex, we found it easier to park round the corner to avoid any speeding locals. Whilst carviero is not that far away a hire car is a must as it’s just a little to far away for a walk. The bar at the top of the street is well worth a visit, the drinks are very reasonable and it’s quite nice just to sit and chat over a cold beer. Spirits are quite expensive although they only seem to serve triples which is probably why!!!
This villa is a very private location which has a lovely view, the pool is really nice and we loved the view after a swim as well as just reading on the patio outside the living room. A nice time for us and we would come again.
This is a lovely villa with loads of space and a beautiful pool/ terrace area. There are shops and restaurants in walking distance (even for children) and the beach is a short drive away. The directions to the villa are a little hard to follow we suggest putting Restaurante Hexagone into your sat nav which is further down the road as we struggled to put in the villa address.
We have stayed here many times and love it and the locay
The best equipped villa I've ever stayed in.
The whole family ( all 5 ) stayed for a week in Julians villa. It has a beautiful pool and form the roof terrace you can see the sea. Equipped with everything you can think of, from left handed golf clubs, to a playstation & games, (much to the boys great pleasure). Just minutes from shops, the tennis club / gym and of course some great beaches. if I was pushed to say something that wasn't 100% ideal, it would be reversing the cars out of the drive onto the main road.
Great holiday and lovely villa
Villa was spotlessly clean and Maria came into clean twice a week which was really good while we were there. Pool lovely and the garden and sunbathing area gets the sun all day.
I have to agree with the previous review that the patio door to the main bedroom did not lock and the saucepan handles were loose and quite dangerous if cooking.
There are four really good restaurants within walking distance of the villa which were excellent. Great supermarkets in Lagoa which are a short car journey from Sesmarias. Local supermarket is small but has basics.
This was the first time we had been in Portugal and really enjoyed the villa and its location. Would definitely go back.
Did not meet Maria until mid week when we raised our concerns about the contents of the villa. Arriving. In 37 degree heat 2 of the 4 fans were not working. The patio door to the main bedroom did not lock. The main cafetière was broken and we screwed back handles on the saucepan.
When our 4yr old granddaughter needed the child bed it was broken so she had to sleep in a cot as she could not share a room with her 14 yr old autistic brother. These will all be put right when "Julian comes in September"! I am trying to be fair here -the kids enjoyed the pool and the wi -fi was good. Maria was charming although it is a pity she did not tell us that the water being off on the Sunday was a neighbourhood problem which would have saved us contacting the owners.
A short drive or 15 minute walk to the beaches. 2 Golf Courses 5 minutes drive. Local shops, Restaurants and Bars within Walking distance , Local fishing villages and towns 10 minutes drive. Slide and Splash Water park is 10 minutes drive