An established, spacious, nicely furnished villa that sleeps 6-8 people. The villa has its own private, secluded swimming pool (8 X 4 metres) which is open all year. A sunbathing area around the pool that has the sun all day. There is a courtyard area with BBQ and seating under a wooden gazebo, a lovely place to enjoy your lunch or for evening entertaining.
The undercover terrace at the back provides a comfortable, cool and relaxing area to sit, eat or read, looking out onto the pool and garden. The front veranda is a quiet place to sit and watch the sun go down. It is not a townhouses, so you will enjoy your own privacy and peace!
The villa is a 10 min walk to the beach, local shops, tapas bars and restaurants. Prices reflect the local Spanish population and expect to pay 1.20 euro for a glass of wine.
El Portil is on the Costa de la Luz in the region of Huelva. It is also known as the Spanish Algarve. It is an area with stunningly clean, golden beaches, backed with pine trees and faces the Atlantic. Golf courses nearby include Neuvo Portil, El Rompido (Daily Mail Golf competition had their international finals played there), La Monacilla/Bellavista golf club (see golf details).
Airports: Faro airport (Portugal): 1 hour drive on a good, almost empty motorway. Faro is served by main airline carriers. Taxi 100 euro or there is a coach service.
Seville airport: Just over 1 hour drive on a motorway, the road is busier, as driving around the city. It is possible to get a train or bus from Seville to Huelva.
Jerez airport: 1and 1/2 hour drive, eg Ryan Air
An airport pick up from Seville or Faro would be about 120 Euros. Please enquire for a taxi firm.
Lisbon airport (Portugal): 4 hour drive.
Malaga airport: 3 and 1/2 hour
Car hire is recommended and can be arranged through a variety of companies. There is no problem hiring a car in Portugal and driving over into Spain. Some companies may charge a supplement. There is no border crossing. We recommend
you book car hire in advance, particularly for July and August.
Please contact us for further info.
Surrounding area and things to do: Within walking distance: Stunning walks along the beach where you can stop, have a drink and watch the sun go down, children play areas also; The El Portil Lagoon, a wildlife and nature reserve with walkway and viewpoints around it.
5 minute drive: El Rompido a pretty fishing village and Punta Umbria a lively town both have great fish restaurants.
25 minute drive: Portugal and the attractive border towns of Ayamonte and Villa Real; Visit the monastery and museum at La Rabida to see where the Christopher Columbus set sail.
I hour drive: Seville with its extraordinary charm, history and artistic richness (regular train and bus service from Huelva); The hills of Sierra de Aracena, villages like Jabugo famous for its ham;; El Rocio, a religious village with a surreal western feel, as the village streets are sanded and its residents use horseback for transportation.The El Rocío pilgrimage is the most famous in the region, attracting nearly a million people from across Andalucia and the entire country, and beyond. This is around the end of May each year. It is also the gateway to The Donana National Park, Spain's largest wildlife reserve, world class wetland site for migrating birds. The Rio Tinto mines about 45 min drive.
There is a sports arena on our road with tennis, football pitches and basketball, and a pay daily gym. You can hire bikes and there are many cycle paths along the beach.
There is a go karting track and waterpark just outside el rompido. Also horse riding centres.
Golf: The villa is next to Nuevo Portil Golf Course so just a few minutes drive to the entrance (a bit far to walk to clubhouse!). Interesting course interwoven through villas & houses. Variety of holes long par 5's, short par 3's some hitting towards the sea..
5 minute drive - El Rompido, a stunning 36 hole course with magnificent views over the Atlantic (It is the venue for the Mail on Sunday classic finals) Some have described some 'impossible holes'. Course guide recommended and lots of balls!
Nearby 15 minutes is Bellavista GC, which is a parkland course and La Moncilla( designed by José María Olazábal) a spectacular new course, well worth a visit.
30 minute drive - Islantilla GC which is a well established course with an excellent reputation for its 27 hole course, and Costa Esuri near the border.
In Portugal - Castro Marim GC a stunning course with great views just over the border, it's a must play course.