HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

LUXURY Villa overlooking beach-PRIVATE POOL, Wi--Fi, UK TV

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 8- own pool, large lounge, dining and kitchen

This privately owned spacious luxury villa is an ideal self catering holiday home furnished to a very high standard. The large, comfortable open plan lounge is complemented with TV/satellite and music system as well as a dining area for eight. Terraces surround lounge, dining and bedrooms providing stunning views overlooking the beach, sea and Castle of St. Joao de Arade. Heating and air conditioning units ensure all year round suitability and comfort. Expansive sandy beaches are on the doorstep and the unspoilt fishing village is a short stroll away. Fabulous for both adults and children. The heart of Ferragudo centres around the local square and cobbled streets, with good local restaurants in the village and along the quayside. Water sports, horse riding and golf are within close proximity, this location offers something for all members of the family. A car isn't necessary unless you wish to explore the countryside as amenities are all within a short walking distance.

The Algarve, Ferragudo: Situated to the south of Portugal, on the southwest tip of Europe, the Algarve has one of the world's most beautiful, unspoilt stretches of coast land and has been described as a unique jewel with the finest sandy beaches and the perfect sunny climate with a world-renowned reputation. The Algarve is one of Europe's sunniest spots and beautiful weather can be enjoyed throughout the year. In the winter months, when the sun goes down, if the evening is cool, then a nice log fire in the villa makes for a cosy setting. For some clients all that is needed is a low key relaxing holiday, for others the prerequisite will be a private pool and a large safe sandy beach for the children to play on, Ferragudo has something for everyone of all ages.

Ferragudo Village with its elevated structure and whitewashed houses, still provides all that's good about tradition and yet manages to meet the demands of its visitors without disruption. We are pleased to welcome back guests time and again.

Getting to Ferragudo: We have guests who arrive at both Faro Airport, Seville and Lisbon. The villa is about 45 minutes drive from Faro and we can organise for you to be met at the airport if you do not wish to hire a car. Car hire is not essential but collection is easily organised at the airport or can be arranged locally in Ferragudo. Some clients are met at the airport and taken to the villa and then hire a car locally for a few days only, if they wish to get out and about. For clients coming into Lisbon and Seville, the drive is about three hours and motorway most of the way. If you decide to drive, we provide information before you travel on directions to the villa.

Train is an option from Faro to Portimao or Ferrugudo but be aware that whilst the trains are traditional and clean in true Portuguese relaxed and chilled style, they do take a little time to get you to your destination.

There isn't a month that isn't beautiful in this location. In the winter months the bright sunny days are beautiful for long walks or for just sitting around in the village square having coffee and light refreshments. In the early months of the year there are often local festivals and it's a joy to see the local residents and their families enjoying the activity. Visitors are always made to feel welcome.

Golf Courses:

The villa is close to Alamos Golf; Alto, Gramacho Golf; Palmares, Penina, Pinta, Vale De Milho and Vale de Lobo golf resorts. We have clients who return to our villa year after year to play, some of them having other family members who prefer to go to the beach whilst the gofers go off blissfully knowing that they have as long as they need to play a round or two of golf. Some of the go.fing enthusiasts take their partners along with them to the golf resort and surprise their partners with lovely pampering sessions in the resort spa or beauty salon.

Activities for the family: The villa overlooks the beach and is within easy access of water sport facilities, a marina, zoos, marine parks, aqua playgrounds, diving, fishing, sailing, golf and horse riding. The beach is long and wide, the sea on the local beach is usually calm and safe for children to swim unlike some of the smaller beaches which surround the coastline. There are four excellent, family orientated beach cafes/bars offering good refreshments and sun umbrellas and lounge chairs if that is what is wanted. Beach volleyball and kite flying can also be seen frequently at the end of the day when the sun is going down. If one is really lucky, you will see a past Portuguese kite windsurfing champions in action on the Praire Grande beach, (the local beach).

From Ferragudo quayside, a small boat will take you for a few euros across to the Portimao marina where you can enjoy more restaurants, a luxurious beach facility or just a stroll along another beach boardwalk. Great for adults and children.

More Details

Philip or Janis
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Google translate used
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

About Philip or Janis

We are very busy people and have travelled to many locations around the world both on business and for holidays. We have had a property in Ferragudo for several years because it is for us an ideal location to relax, chill out and enjoy ourselves in a lovely climate right by the sea with our children, grandchildren and friends.

Why Philip or Janis chose Carvoeiro / Lagoa region

It overlooks the sea and a large sandy beach. Just a short stroll to the village means that everything is easily accessible. The local village has a local community and vibrant, relaxing and traditional. It's quite unique.

There is always something to see from the windows, of the villa, fishing vessels coming back from sea, yachts making their way to the Marina. Children playing on the beach and of course the beautiful little village square surrounded by local restaurants, shops and cafes. Still very traditional and a place occupied by very nice, friendly Portuguese families.

What makes this villa unique

Big villa, very comfortable with great views across the bay. The location is prime and facilities are within walking distance. We have the best of both worlds, a private swimming pool and wonderful beach. It's rare that one can find the benefits of private pool, beach on the doorstep, sea views and all within the closest walking proximity of a charming traditional village with good restaurants, cafes and lovely local people.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for your email. I can very safely say that you have the most amazing villa in a beautiful village, it surpassed all our expectations with all the mod cons you would ever need for a holiday. It has been 7 years since we have been on holiday with our boys and we all had a fantastic time together and my Mum was in her element, we would like to do it again sometime soon. our eldest son did not want to come home. We have told many people about the villa, so hopefully you may get some bookings, we will be booking again definitely.

We all had a great night at Fim do Mundo restaurant so much so we went back for a second evening, thank you for the recommendation. Rita was very welcoming and friendly without being intrusive.

Thank you so so much for letting us rent your villa for our holiday and for all the information you supplied which went towards one of my top 3 holidays EVER!!!!!, (we have been on many) and intend to continue doing as many as we can, god willing

Kindest regards
Jul 2015
  • 1 of 9


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Ferragudo in Lagoa Municipality

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master/family - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Blue Ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Green ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Seating also in this room
    Blue/White - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • There is a large master/family bathroom with corner bath and shower facility, WC and bidet and two sink units set in large marble surface/cabinet storage area. There are three further shower/bathroom facilities, two ensuite and the other just outside of one of the bedrooms all with toilet, sink and shower units. One bathroom facility for each bedroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King size + bed
    Blue - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King size + bed
    Green - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Blue/White - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • The Master bedroom has King size + bed, headboard, bedside tables, two chairs, dressing table/draw unit and mirror, all matching with fitted wardrobes with patio doors leading out to terrace and beach/sea view. Master family bathroom. Second bedroom has King size+ bed, headboard, bedside tables, dressing table/draw unit and mirror all matching, with fitted wardrobes. Bathroom ensuite. Window and Patio doors leading out to terrace and sea and beach views. One twin bedded room with matching headboards, bedside tables, dressing table/draw unit, decorative table and chairs and fitted wardrobes. Bathroom ensuite. Patio doors leading out to terrace and tropical style garden. Beach and sea views also. One twin bedded room with headboards, bedside tables, dressing table and mirror all matching and fitted wardrobes with patio doors leading out to terrace and tropical style garden. + bathroom adjacent Two travel cots are available. Larger cots can be hired by our guests if required
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We operate a strict NO SMOKING POLICY within the house. We have our own housekeeper who comes into the villa several times a week to clean. Bathroom towels are changed mid-week and at weekends. There is ample wardrobe space in all bedrooms, all of which are of a very good size. All bed linen and towels are provided for BUT BEACH AND POOL TOWELS are provided by clients. There are two travel COTs in the villa. If a full sized cot is required, we can hire this for our client. The swimming pool (size 7.5m x 3.5m) is located on the secluded private mid terrace level. Sunbeds are located in this area so parents and friends can relax but keep an eye on children whilst they swim. If relaxation out of the sun is what is required, the pool lounge off of the pool terrace, provides just that. A utility room has a washing machine and an additional fridge freezer. THERE IS A BARBECUE ON THE SWIMMING POOL TERRACE FOR THOSE SELF CATERING AT THE HOUSE OUR WEBSITE SHOWS YOU MORE INFORMATION


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveller reviews)

LUXURY Villa overlooking beach-PRIVATE POOL, Wi--Fi, UK TV
average rating of 4.875 based on 41 reviews
Courtenay, BC, Canada

Fantastic Ferragudo!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a fantastic time at the villa! The week we spent there was the highlight of our month long trip. I so appreciated all of Janis' suggestions, notes and all the info about Ferragudo. It was really helpful. Janis was amazingly thorough and emailed me many times to ensure all of my queries were answered. It was almost as if I were her personal guest. :-) (even though she doesn't know me at all!)

The villa was set up so nicely...we had everything that was needed....and the pool.... Wow....the pool was truly a huge plus. The kids absolutely loved it and my son, Pierce, actually learned to swim without flotation devices during our time there. The villa was clean, tidy and everything was orderly and easy to find.

Ferragudo is such a charming village and we really enjoyed strolling down the narrow, windy, cobblestone pathways. Our kids loved exploring the village. The gorgeous beach was about a 5 minute walk and lots of fun for everyone. The playground was a huge plus.

Not too far from the villa was one of our favorite restaurants, The Piano Garden, with the delightful garden views and delicious curries. The service was outstanding.

As for activities, our young kids loved ZooMarine , in particular the dolphin show, where the emphasis was on human/dolphin interaction. We also drove to Silves...an incredible historical town. And we did a day trip to Evora to see the Cromeleque does Almendres, 100 + Standing Stones just outside the city. Wow! At 7000 years old, this magical place inspires the imagination.

We hope to go back! I would recommend this villa to anyone. :-)

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Every guest has a different experience to tell us. We love to hear how the children enjoy themselves as well as the adults and Pierce's time in the pool paid off, swimming without arm bands - wow!. A new experience for all and we hope to see you again sometime.
Did you find this review helpful?
8 1

Reunion in Ferragudo

  • 5 of 5

Hi Janis,

We are now back in Canada and I am writing to give you my feedback.

We started with a group of 6 couples, but finally one couple could not make it to Ferragudo due to health issues. This reunion was a success: good friends, good accommodations, good food, good wine and the weather cooperated (most of the time). Nothing has changed much in the last 6 years. We revisited our favourite restaurants, walked the cliffs,. We rented a boat for a day where we visited the caves between Farragudo and Benagil and then went all the way up the Arade by boat to Silves for lunch and then back. We even organized an event at a winery (Quinta do Frances). All in all very enjoyable.

Because of the size of our group, I had rented 2 houses. Yours and the one next door to you. Your house was everything advertised: very comfortable, great views, refitted bathrooms, well equipped, etc... It is a great house, ideal for a large group like we were. Your housekeeper Lurdes made all the difference. We were on vacation and did not want to be bothered with cleaning, change of linen, etc… She even baked us a cake.

We had a wonderful time and I would rebook your house if I had to organize something like this again.

Thank you


  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michel for your kind words. It's a long way to travel from Canada to Ferragudo but from what you say your reunion was a great deal of fun. I'm really pleased you found the villa to your liking and as described. It's important to us that clients expectations are met and our housekeeper is one of our treasures who is highly thought of by our clients, both those who visit once but also those who come back to the villa frequently. I hope that your next reunion is in Ferragudo and look forward to hearing from you then. Kind regards Janise
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A great birthday celebration

  • 4 of 5

WE had a great holiday, and birthday celebration. THe villa proved an excellent choice and was everything we could have wished for. Even when there were nine of us, we never felt over-crowded...and there was enough outdoor space for everyone to do their own thing!

The villa is ideally located and well equipped for a holiday home.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Peter, thank you for your feedback. I'm so pleased that you all had a good time and that the birthday celebrations went according to plan. As you mention, the location is good because the beach, restaurants and facilities in the village are all on the doorstep and this is something that many friends, family and guests find so convenient. Regards Janise
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Large Family ? Family & Friends ? - FANTASTIC !!

  • 5 of 5

Wow !! - From the moment we landed where we were greeted by the owners recommended driving company (highly recommend) to the moment we left to come home to the UK we had the most wonderful relaxing holiday we have had. Our kids range from 9 thru to 16 and the accommodation was PERFECT !!.

It was actually being cleaned upon our arrival so we were welcomed by a local lady who informed me that she has worked for the owners for 18 years. This in itself was great to hear as she has complete pride in her work visiting a few times throughout our stay.

The pool is perfect size with lots of loungers and chairs around to relax on. It has plenty of shady areas, and a well-positioned pool room with a bar for a cool drink, and to get the kids out of the midday sun.

The sunset in the evening is perfect, normally with a warm breeze and a few drinks before heading in to the village or the beach for dinner is enough to put anyone in the chilled holiday mood.

Dinner options are plentiful, and the owners sent us an excellent well-documented pre-arrival pack which included everything you need including food choices which were spot on !! (in the busy seasons make a reservation before arrival at the popular restaurants) all other restaurants can be booked during the day time we found. We loved all the beach restaurants also, as they are relaxed with great staff and good music (sometimes live).

Personally - whilst we like eating out most of the time, we actually ate and cooked at the villa also. The kitchen has everything you need, plus you get the best sunset in town whilst you eat :-).

The only problem about this holiday is coming home !!

Thank you to Jan & Phil (the owners) for having us, the visitor book speaks for itself !! so many happy clients from all over the world.

Fabulous !! - we will be booking again.

The Wilderspin Family

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paul and Suzie, thank you for the 2017 booking, we look forward to welcoming you, your family and friends back. Regards Janis
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

The Best Kept Secret

  • 5 of 5

Never being one to return to the same place twice it amazes me that I have returned to this marvellous villa, and now in my 4th year.

This amazing accomodation has everything you need for the perfect stay. Wonderful spacious kitchen and lounge area, great views across the bay, outside dining on the balcony or by the fabulous pool. The surrounding area has everything you need including great restaurants and just a five minute walk from a beautiful beach. We have already booked for next year. Highly recommended for those that want a true relaxing break .

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always such a pleasure to have guests returning for very happy holidays and of course it pleases me that they return to our property. Thank you☀️🕶
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

A marvellous villa in a superb location

  • 5 of 5

We all had the best of times in Ferragudo. Conversations still linger on with us talking about our time in your lovely villa. What a memorable holiday for all 8 of us - topped off with the children swimming with Dolphins at the Zoo Marine, including 2 days there and the Slide and Splash. Really enjoyed the Nau Bar with live music and to die for cocktails! Beaches great too. We spent our last night in Armacao De Pera on the front of the boulevard looking over at Ferragudo saluting our villa. The housekeeper Lurdes was very discreet friendly and helpful. Our Goddaughter learnt to finally swim in your pool thanks to the shallow end and managed to swim 2 lengths upon us leaving!

Thank you for the information you provided before we left it was invaluable. I would recommend the villa to anyone who wants to visit the Algarve especially if it's luxury they're looking for in the best of locations

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so pleased you had a lovely holiday and how good for you to see your Goddaughter learn to swim two lengths by the end of the holiday, that's some achievement. They say life is about the memories that we build, I hope your holiday was memorable and look forward to welcoming you back to the villa if you decide to return to the Algarve for a holiday.
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Car: not necessary

Ferragudo in the Algarve is a charming and picturesque location that remains true to its Portuguese fishing village roots retaining traditional charm but yet close to the larger resorts of Portimao, Praia de Rocha, Lagos, Carvoeiro and Silves. Faro airport is just a short distance away and Lisbon is also another easy access route for international travellers. The heart of the village centres around the square which is only a short stroll away from the villa. With wonderful beaches, golf and sailing facilities, as well as the opportunities for long walks with breathtaking views, it's a wonderful location and ideal for those wanting a luxury self catering villa in a great location.. Local restaurants and bars provide good food and traditional entertainment. For those self catering but wishing variety, Portimao Marina restaurants are an excellent alternative to eating in the surroundings of Ferragudo village. WE ALSO HAVE OUR OWN WEBSITE, PLEASE CONTACT US FOR DETAILS.

Other Activities: Kite surfing, sailing, diving, tennis, golf

Golf: Already an area renowned for its golf, big game fishing, saliling and scuba diving.

Portugal provides an all year round climate which facilitates the golfing fraternity. Early morning and late afternoon golf is excellent in the summer months and with the mild winter climate, there is no restriction to what time of day a round of golf can be played in the other months throughout the year.

A great selection of courses are all within easy reach of our villa such as The Pinta and Gramacho courses at neighbouring Carvoeiro which is only five minutes away, as well as just a slightly longer drive to the championship course of Penina. There is over 20 courses within a 40 minute drive.

Keen golfers find that the location of this villa is ideal to combine both a beach and a golfing holiday and it also works well for partners and children who do not participate in the sport. Something for everyone.

One of the latest attractions is the Algarve International Racing Circuit (Autodromo International de Portimao) which hosts F1 and the superbike sports. Only a short drive away from this circuit our villa is well positioned to accommodate people who will be attending events at this premier race track. It's good to know that 2014 will attract this event again and the clients who attend.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Ferragudo, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
25 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 May 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High summer
8 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
2 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Oct 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
24 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
New Year/early spring
4 Jan 2018 - 16 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
17 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer
26 May 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Jul 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

A 50% deposit is required on booking, with the balance payable no later than eight weeks prior to the start of your holiday. Changes to booking arrangements should be advised in writing and whilst every effort will be made to accommodate a request, unfortunately no guarantees can be given. Fees once paid are non refundable unless the property is relet which the owner will make every endeavour to do.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

Enter dates for accurate pricing

Enquire Now Enquire Now

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot