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Mr & Mrs Smith

Member since: 2004
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3 bed villa with private pool, internet,short walk to beach, shops & restaurants

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Costa de la Luz - Huelva - Villa Christina

3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, private pool, large garden, internet, short walk to beach

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 front veranda is a quiet place to sit and watch the sun go down. We are not one of the townhouses, so you will enjoy your own privacy and peace!

The villa is a 10 min stroll to the beach, local shops, tapas bars and restaurants. Prices reflect local the 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 has an international finals played there each year!), Islantilla and 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.. 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 close by with tennis, football pitches and basketball. You can hire bikes and there are many cycle paths along the beach.

There is a go karting tract 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. A nice course to play if you want a 'quick 9 holes'.

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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
Mr & Mrs Smith (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Mr & Mrs Smith

We would like to offer you a great relaxing holiday in the sun that is value for money and hassle free. We aim to answer any enquiries promptly and honestly, and help answer any other questions you may have.

Mr & Mrs Smith purchased this villa in 2003

Why Mr & Mrs Smith chose Costa de la Luz - Huelva

We wanted somewhere close to an airport and a short walk to the beach. We had visited various areas in Spain but when we came across this area we knew this was the place. It is different from the other Costas, and you soon realise why the Spanish visit here, as it is beautiful! The price of food and drink has not increased in years! and neither are they inflated for tourists. We wanted a house that had a swimming pool and had a large outside space. We looked at the town houses but preferred a private villa to the townhouses as they can be very noisy, in the summer and little private outdoor space, they also have a number of restrictions. Our house offers great privacy and space to enjoy the sunshine.

What makes this villa unique

The spacious private garden and your own private swimming pool

Quiet and safe and a short walk to the beach. The real Spanish feel to the area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Catherine,

We loved your house especially the garden and the pool, amazing that the grass is so green in such temperatures. I would highly recommend it to my friends,

Regards,

Alison
Jul 2015
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)
3 bed villa with private pool, internet,short walk to beach, shops & restaurants
average rating of 4.875 based on 22 reviews
5

Excellent facilities and location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday at this villa with our two teenage daughters. The villa provided excellent facilities and the pool was very well maintained and kept beautifully clean.

The shops, beach and restaurants are only a walk away and it was refreshing to find that El Portil was a typical Spanish seaside town and not over run by tourists. There was a market on Saturday and Wednesday in the town which is a noisy affair!

A must is the paddle surfing at El Rompido, go-karting and the waterpark at Cartaya which are all a short drive away. Apparently there is also a segway track at El Rompido behind one of the supermarkets but we didn't get a chance to try that out. Huelva and Seville are also worth a visit.

This was our first time to Spain and Villa Christina made it an amazing experience! Many thanks Catherine

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you had a good holiday and enjoyed El Portil. We are pleased that you found all the facilities well maintained and clean as this is very important to us. Thank you for your booking. I must try the paddle surfing myself!! Catherine
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Very nice stay at Villa Christina

  • 4 of 5

This is the third time we spend a week in this very nice villa. We were had a wonderful time. Everything was nice and clean. The villa is ideal for families and is well entertained. We recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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5

Well equipped villa & relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic relaxing holiday at Villa Christine. The house had everything that we required, was clean & modern.

It was great to have the Bbq to cook a couple of evenings, there is delicious fresh seafood that you can buy locally, but there are some lovely restaurants, bars that you can walk to. You can enjoy a real slice of Spanish life.

We enjoyed lovely walks along the beach, and the pool at the villa to sunbathe.

We flew into Seville and spent a lovely day there, well worth a visit, we did the free walking tour which gives a great overview of City.

Everything went very smoothly with booking and arriving at Villa and would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highly recommended

  • 4 of 5

The villa is spacious and comfortable. The garden and particularly pool are lovely as is the terrace which provided a welcome respite from the sun.

El Portil has the most superb beaches and are practically deserted. The local restaurants offer a genuinely warm welcome, the food is excellent as are the prices.

This was our first visit to the area and as seasoned travellers to Spain, we left quite mesmerised. A captivating area and a villa which provided everything we needed.

Catherine is first class when responding to questions and helped us throughout the booking. We would happily book again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Clean, spacious, great location.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Christina for 2 weeks and enjoyed every minute. The walks are great around the town and on the miles of sandy beach. The local restaurants are very friendly and generous with tapas and drinks. The garden and pool are very private and quiet. Thought we saw a hummingbird in the garden but found out it was a hummingbird moth. It's well maintained and very clean. Everything works smoothly. We bought local fish from Mercadona and used the bbq and sat on the naya. There is a great golf course near by and several interesting towns with shopping a restaurants. Seville is beautiful and only an hour away.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay!! I will have to look out for the 'humming moth', we often get comments about the variety of birds, and how people enjoy sitting in the garden watching them but never the moths!! Appreciate your feedback. thanks
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A great holiday had by all!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four, which includes two teenagers, had a relaxing but fun, very Spanish holiday. The villa had everything we needed, including very useful guidebooks and extra equipment to take to the beach. We walked to the beach, tapas bars, crazy golf and supermarkets. The land train is recommended especially on a Friday night when the Spanish start their weekend! We had several trips out in our hire car, one of which to the beautiful city of Seville. The owners were very helpful in answering our initial queries and all the arrangements went very smoothly. We hope to return in the future and would definitely recommend Villa Christina to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday and has a fun and relaxing time in Villa Christina, El Portil in the region Huelva the 'real' part of Spain! We have had excellent reviews from all our guests this year, which pleases us, as we work hard to ensure the house caters for all your holiday needs and want people to have a good holiday! Catherine and Steve
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Location

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Faro or Seville
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
La Florida
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nuevo Portil Golf course
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Huelva
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Cartaya
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
La Florida
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
El Portil
Car: necessary

The villa is adjacent to the Neuvo Portil golf course. El Portil is in the region of Huelva, on the south western part of Andalusia bordering Portugal. It is also known as the Spanish Algarve, famous for its stunning, golden, sandy beaches and bars which are noted for their seafood. A 10 minute walk to a the beach which is backed with sand dunes and pine trees. Local shops, restaurants and tapas bars only 5-10 min walk.

El Portil is a popular destination at the weekends for the people from Seville and local areas. Prices of food and drink reflect this local custom and you will pay local rates (a glass of wine is about 1 Euro).

Huelva is a seafaring town and has an historical site called La Rabida where Christopher Columbus set sail. The region is famous for strawberries and agriculture.

Seville is 1 hour drive away.

The villa is perfect for families or groups of adults wanting to relax and experience the friendly, traditional Spanish life with their own private pool, sun all day and large garden with plenty of shade.

Other Activities: kitesurfing

Golf: Golf Courses:

Local courses are Neuvo Portil, El Rompido North and South, Bellavista, La Moncilla, Islantilla, Isla canela, Costa Esuri, Dunas a Donana. Expect to pay 90 euro for a buggy and 2 players. Neuvo Portil does a special twilight after 2pm for 25 euro. Expect good holiday golf at reasonable prices and enjoyable courses.

Look up ' golf in Andalusia' on the internet you will get description of courses, contact details also links to companies who can organise golf for you.

Language School

You can learn Spanish or improve your Spanish while on holiday at Escuela Antena, who run intensive language course in Ayamonte and Huelva.

Place of Note

Operation Mincemeat

In Huelva, there is a famous grave in the ‘cemeterio de la soledad, Huelva’ of a Major Martin William.

'The Man Who Never Was' is world war II film dramatizing actual events of a British Intelligence plan to deceive the Axis powers into thinking Operation 'Husky', the Allied invasion of Sicily would take place elsewhere.

A new book has just been released describing the event by Ben Macintyre.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in El Portil, Costa de la Luz - Huelva

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn 2016
10 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
October onwards 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
Spring 2017
6 May 2017 - 19 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
Early Spring 2017
20 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Late Spring 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£950
for 7 nights
£950
 
 
summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 7 nights
£1,150
 
 
summer 2017
8 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 7 nights
£1,150
 
 
Summer 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
14 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 14 nights
£1,250
 
 
Summer 2017
29 Jul 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
14 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 14 nights
£1,250
 
 
Late summer 2017
12 Aug 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
14 night minimum stay
£2,500
for 14 nights
£1,250
 
 
Autumn 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 7 nights
£1,150
 
 
Late summer
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
Autumn
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

SPECIAL LONGER WINTER RENTAL price upon application, ie from October/November to March (including Christmas.
10 day rentals also available in non peak times please inquire.

20% deposit is paid to secure the booking. Final payment is 10 weeks before departure with security deposit and linen charges. Payment can be made in £ sterling or euro, either by cheque of bank transfer. Patrons must vacate the villa at 10am on the last day and can enter the house after 16.00 on 1st day. Change over day is Saturday during July and August, please enquire other times of the year.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Costa de la Luz - Huelva in Huelva Province

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 580 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Swimming pool - Outdoor Shower
  • Main bedroom en-suite. Another bathroom for two other bedrooms. Downstairs toilet and shower. Shower by swimming pool. The Garden & Private Swimming Pool - 'a real treat!' The garden is large with different areas for to relax, kids to play(unlike townhouses which are tiny). Pool is 1 metre at the shallow end and 1.5 metres at the deepest end. It is 8 metres long and 4 metres wide. A pool maintenance man attends to the pool regularly to ensure it is clean and safe. He also cut the grass and tends to the garden. The swimming pool is open all year round, it is not heated. There are sunbeds around the pool for you to relax relax and enjoy the sun and pool. Table and chairs on the extended patio at the back which is a great spot to enjoy breakfast when the sun comes up. The Gazebo area is in a courtyard area with seating area and BBQ and a great for evening entertaining. Cool box,deck chairs, parasol also included for the beach A small herb garden to add to your barbecue when cooking.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , en-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , pull out sofa bed
  • The main bedroom has a huge queen sized bed, 2 double fitted wardrobes, chest of drawers and bedside cabinets. It has an en suite bathroom with toilet, bidet, bath, shower and sink. There is a balcony that looks out to the front of the villa, west facing, a good place to watch the sun go down. The other 2 bedrooms each have 2 single beds, double wardrobe, chest of drawers and wall mounted mirror. There is a another bathroom with toilet, bidet, bath, shower and sink. Travel cot available for use. The large living room has a pull out double sofa bed; one two seater and one three seater sofas, a dining table and chairs, music centre with many tapes, cd's, TV, DVD & WIFI. There is a toilet, sink and shower just off the living room. The kitchen is fully equipped, including plastic cups/ glasses/ for use when taking drinks out around the pool. There are two clothes drying racks and temporary adjustable line for drying clothes. There is a large cellar but this is used for owners storage
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
No smoking inside the villa. There is a large basement area which is used for owners storage. There is heating and air conditioning units in each bedroom and in the living room. Also ceiling fans in each of the bedroom The hotel Cartaya Playa is a 5 minute drive and has luxury spa facilities. El Rompido hotel also has a spa . There is a water park about 10 minute drive. There are boarded walkways along the beach to enjoy an evening stroll. The El Portil Lagoon has a walkway to view the natural wildlife. There are numerous cycle paths around the whole region for cyclists, cycle hire available. Huelva's football team is Recreativo and we're I n the first division playing clubs like Real Madrid and Barcelona. The area is Spanish (not full of Brit bars) and a phrase book is useful! There are copies at the back of the welcome file for your use, of local menu's which is useful. Golf course 5 minutes away see golf details for more information.

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