Our property is an Alojamento Local Licenced property. This means that it has had an inspection by the local council authorities and it conforms with the appropriate standards.
This is our privately owned detached villa which is situated in an elevated position overlooking the historic castle of Sao Joao do Arade, the river Arade estuary, the Marina de Portimao & the Angrinha beach. The 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 with Angrinha even closer.
The bright, airy & spacious lounge & dining area has 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 or take the flatter route along the path behind the beach to the quayside.
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 guide you with arrangements for 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 from our property.
Organised coach tours, can be arranged in the village, to attractions such as Slide & Splash and Zoo Marine or even further afield. 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. In 2016 a hop on hop off circular bus route, covering Ferragudo, Carvoeiro and Lagoa, was introduced.
Other attractions which start out from the quayside in the village are boat trips to Silves and the caves around the Algarve and a whale/dolphin watching trip -Wildwatch Algarve.
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. This section of the villa will be closed off to parties who only book 3 bedrooms.
All bedrooms have ample wardrobe & storage space & all have cold 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 the pool) & there is a communal pool close by which, with prior agreement with Vila Castelo reception, 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). For the active types there are attractive coastal & inland walks with great photo opportunities.
Portimao Retail Centre (Aqua) is 6 kms away & Portimao also has a good traditional 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 locally for the 6 golf courses, tennis & boat trips (with fishing and/or dolphin watching) all of which are close by.