|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Alojamento Local Licenced property.
Privately owned Villa on a cliff overlooking the historic castle of Sao Joao do Arade, the river Arade estuary, the Marina de Portimao & the beach. This villa has its own private south facing pool, tropical gardens & terraces where you can benefit from the sun & solitude throughout the day.
Praia Grande's beach 150 metres.
The bright, airy & spacious lounge & dining area have south & west facing patio windows with direct access to the sun terraces that provide the perfect setting for a dream holiday. Ideal for alfresco dining whilst watching the waterborne activities.
Patio doors from both of the middle floor bedrooms lead directly onto the pool area and the lower floor bedrooms also have small patio areas and access to the landscaped gardens. The villa is situated on the south side of Ferragudo village which is a picturesque unspoiled fishing village which appears unchanged for many years. The village is only a short stroll away through narrow cobbled streets.
Transfers to and from Faro Airport: It is perfectly possible to enjoy a holiday here without a car although to fully appreciate what the Algarve has to offer we would recommend car hire (details of competitive suppliers can be provided on request). Full directions to the property will be supplied. We can arrange a taxi from the airport (approximate cost is 60 euros each way).
As an alternative, why not take a taxi from the airport and hire a car later in the week – car hire can be arranged in the village. Once you are at the villa the shops, beaches, restaurants and entertainment are all within easy walking distance. Organised coach tours run to the aqua and marine parks. There is a regular local bus service (with a stop close by) which runs between Portimao and Carvoeiro. As a novel way of getting around you could always book a water taxi to take you across the river to Praia de Rocha and Portimao.
Layout of the villa: The villa is approached through a small terraced garden area with a safe enclosed paved area suitable for children's play. The hall opens out into a large sitting/dining room with separate kitchen.
To the left of the main door is the master bedroom with double bed & en-suite shower room. This is particularly suitable for the elderly or infirm (there is, however a flight of steps down to the pool area). A separate WC is also available on the living room level.
Stairs lead down to the second double-bedded room, a twin-bedded room (both with beautiful castle & marina views) & bathroom with bath/shower.
A second staircase leads down to the ground floor level where there is a further double bedroom, twin bedroom and a full bathroom.
All bedrooms have ample wardrobe & storage space & all have air-conditioning/heating units.
At the front of the house is a terraced garden with orange, lemon, figs, almond, walnut, apple & banana trees. Around the pool area there are ample sun lounger’s & a shower.
Activities for all the family: The villa has its own private pool (supplement charged for heating) & there is a communal pool close by which, with prior agreement may be available for use.
Ferragudo's Praia Grande is a large unspoilt Blue Flag sandy beach with 4 great bars/restaurants & lots of space for the kids to enjoy volleyball, football, digging, fishing or swimming. It's a safe beach sheltered by the harbour walls & it has a wind-surf centre. Pedloes, canoes & kayaks available for hire. Supervised canoeing up the river can be arranged through the Tourist Office in the village. Zoos, a marine park & aqua parks within easy driving (organised excursions available). Attractive coastal & inland walks for the enthusiast. Algarve Shopping complex is 18 kms away & Portimao is also a good shopping centre. Recent investment in Portimao has created an attractive town & riverside area. Music concerts are held on the waterfront & the annual sardine festival is worth a visit. Bookings can be made for the 6 golf courses, tennis & boat trips (with fishing and/or dolphin watching) all close by.
After much research, we booked this villa for our summer holiday. It was fabulous. Very clean and spacious. Ferragudo town is easy walking distance from the property where many good restaurants can be found. The beach ( and some great beach bars ) is only a 5 minute walk away.
At the property, the pool area is very well maintained with plenty of sunbeds/ shade.
The owner replied to any of my questions very promptly and efficiently .
This property is a gem . We would definitely rebook in the future.
This is a great property, perfect for big families or groups of friends. Child friendly with games, safety and its location. The pool is just perfect and the layout of the property allows for Sun or shade at any time of the day. It's within walking distance to the centre of the village and amenities that you require for a perfect holiday.
The beaches are 10 mins walk and are stunning.
The owner is very accessible and helpful, no hidden costs or attempt to mislead and any questions or queries are answered almost immediately.
You get what you pay for and this property was excellent value.
This is a lovely villa in a beautiful village, highly recommended. We would definitely return.
The Villa itself is very clean, and has every amenity a family needs. Pool is large enough to swim in. Ample space to sun bathe.
The owner is very helpful, and provide great communications at every step. Local management (Paula) was great.
Easy walk to the beach, Kalu Bar and Club Nau highly recommended. Also a short walk to the village centre, with its many great restaurants and bars.
We traveled in September, and didn't require all rooms. The owner kindly offered us the top 2 floors at a reduced rate. Although I guess this isn't possible during peak season it certainly made up our minds, and we were not disappointed.
Great villa split over three levels which accommodated two families perfectly. Loads of balcony and patio space and a great pool. The location was wonderful too. Just a Short walk to a great beach with restaurants etc. A short walk the other way takes you into The town centre which had loads of restaurants etc but felt pretry unspoilt. Absolutely loved being able to walk into town for evening meals etc. We would definitely go back. Dan
Having previously missed out on staying at this property we were excited about arriving here, disappointed we were not.
Stephen the owner had been very helpful from the moment we booked, giving detailed information on the villa prior to our arrival, even helping out with the transfer from Faro.
Linda who looks after the property, changing bed linen, towels etc, was there to meet and greet us, showing us around the property both inside and out, making us all feel at home.
Being only four of us we were spoilt with all the space available to us, using only two of the three floors. A larger party I'm sure would find this more than adequate. Having ones own pool did make a big difference, the beach though is only a five minute walk being very safe with plenty of space to lose yourself on.
The property was clean with all modern conveniences to make our two week stay more than comfortable.
Knowing the area there are many places to eat if you don't want to be preparing meals in the villa, if you do though eating out on the top terrace watching the sun go down, fishing boats come in is a pleasure.
You can almost manage without a car as there are local supermarkets and you can always take a taxi to one of the larger ones if you need a big ship, we like the InterMarche at Carvoerio.
There are places to visit if you do have a car, the castle at Silves, Zoo Marine and if you are into diving I recommend you book with Subnauta in Praia da Rocha www.subnauta.pt. They have some excellent places to dive and recently three ex Navy ships were sunk just for diving with a fourth due to be sunk this month.
I would recommend this property if you want somewhere to relax in and be private in the Algarve sun.
The booking process was very straightforward and Stephen was really helpful in answering all of our questions about the villa and Ferragudo. We were met on arrival by Linda who showed us around and also provided a welcome package. There were 7 adults and 3 children ages 12, 7 and 4. in our party. The Villa was spotless and really well maintained. It is laid out over 3 floors, so there is plenty of space for everyone although it may not be ideal for very young children or anyone with mobility issues. The top floor has the living area and kitchen as well as a separate toilet and a double bedroom with ensuite. The living area has patio doors that opened out onto a large terrace which has beautiful views by day and night over the river and the Fort. We ate most of our meals on the Terrace. The middle and bottom floors both have a twin bedroom and a double bedroom and bathroom. These bedrooms all have patio doors which open out to terraces. The middle floor bedrooms have direct access onto the pool. You can also access the pool from outside steps on the upper floor. This was the only part that took a few days to get used to as we kept forgetting which level the pool was on! We kept all the patio doors on the lower levels locked as we didn't want the kids wandering to the pool when we weren't there. The pool is lovely and has a few steps leading into the shallow end which was good for our youngest. The location of the Villa is perfect. There is a beach directly opposite the Villa which you can see from the terrace. Our favourite beach was Praia Grande which was a 5 minute walk away. Stunning beach which is never too busy with a choice of 4 bars/restaurants. We also went kayaking and out on pedaloes. Ferragudo village is about a 10 minute walk away through lots of cobbled streets or you can go the flat way by the beach. It is gorgeous with lots of lovely restaurants centred around a small square. We have been to Portugal several times and we all fell in love with Ferragudo. It is a traditional village which has lost none of its charm. Any tourists fit in with the locals and everyone was so friendly. Whilst there we also went on a boat trip to see Dolphins which was amazing as 6 pairs of them swam beside the boat!. We had some mobility issues in our group and going anywhere did involve going down the small but steep hill from the villa,however it was all worth it. Would recommend 100%
Ferragudo is charming and for a relatively small village it is blessed with an abundance of good quality restaurants (at least one for each night of a two week stay!) serving fresh fish and all manner of typically Portuguese cuisine. The children will find plenty of their favourites on the menus.
The village square comes alive during the summer months when it is the centre for an eclectic mix of entertainment including Portuguese folklore, English & Portuguese popular music groups dancing and children’s entertainers.
The bars surrounding the square are popular, relaxing and family orientated where you can enjoy a bottle of Portuguese wine, a cold beer, a coffee or an ice cream. The popularity of the area is evidenced by the growing number of ocean going cruise liners that are calling into Portimao.
By arrangement, with the Vila Castelo management, guests may also use the facilities of the complex which includes reception, swimming pool and pool bar.
Other Activities: Aqua fun parks, soft ball play area, zoos, castles, boat trips, English speaking cinemas
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£150|
Rental rates quoted are for full occupancy.
Rates for use of three bedrooms (double main entrance floor and double and twin on the middle floor as follows:-
1/4/2017 to 26/5/2017 £1000
27/5/2017 to 7/7/2017 £1150
8/7/2017 to 31/8/2017 £1600
1/9/2017 to 30/9/2017 £1100
1/10/2017 to 31/10/2017 £1000
Discounts may be offered for less than full occupancy (see above you may also wish to contact the advertiser direct to discuss).
A deposit of 30% of the total is required on confirmation of booking with the remainder payable eight weeks prior to the start of the holiday.
There will be an additional charge for the heating of the swimming pool (contact advertiser direct to discuss).
30% deposit to secure booking with balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival