Casa Rosina’s spacious accommodation is equipped with all the facilities a modern family needs to enjoy their holiday. When staying - our house is your house. The kids can stay entertained playing with body boards, pool toys, board games, video games and DVDs, while the parents relax around the pool or share sun-downers at the relaxing poolside bar/lounge area. We have now completely refurbished Casa Rosina since taking it over in 2007 and we still look to improve it further each year. Feedback from our guests is really appreciated. The decor is simple bright and modern and the villa is very well equipped for large groups and for entertaining both inside and out by the pool. We have invested in good quality divan beds which can be pushed together to make good king-size doubles or pulled apart for single occupancy. We have bought hotel quality white Egyptian bed linen and towels which are professionally laundered at each changeover. The unique positioning of Casa Rosina within the village offers an easy 5 minute walk to the beach and a 2 minute walk from the bars and restaurants of the central square - forget the car. Our villa is but a short meander up the cobbled streets from the village square and quayside up past the church. Ferragudo is reported to be the most photographed village in the Algarve. Its unspoilt cobbled streets and picture postcard houses blend seamlessly with the local bars and restaurants. The unique atmosphere of Ferragudo is created by a blend of village life and the small local fishing business that supplies fresh fish to the numerous restaurants.
Fabulous Location, 5 Mins Walk To Beach And Restaurants. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 10-12
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- 14 Jan 2019
Hi we are sisters in law. Between us we have four children from ages 16 to 24, two husbands, three dogs and a cat! The children share grandparents who live permanently in Ferragudo so we love to holiday together and have done so for the last sixteen years. We try to go at least twice a year and the rest of the time we like to think we share our villa and the lovely location with others! Many of our clients go again and again. I manage the bookings and pride myself on adding that extra touch to make planning your holiday that much easier and reassuring. We have plenty of help managing the villa, nothing is too much trouble from providing numerous birthday cakes (40th, 50th, 60th and 70th's so far....) contacts for restaurants or coordinating other villas for large groups of wedding guests. We ourselves like to try a different adventure or activity each year (from mountain biking, buggy driving, and sea kayaking to local spa's) We still have climbing, horse riding and plenty more on the 'to do' list.
Gina purchased this Villa in 2007
Why Gina chose Ferragudo
We saw the house for sale, unexpectedly, on a weekend trip away and just thought it was perfect for families holidaying together, as we do. Ferragudo is a perfect location. We can get everywhere by foot. Beach and beach bars by day, and the village square with its bars, restaurants and entertainment by night. We no longer hire a car, which is great for larger groups, we just choose where to meet up with each other. We can arrange airport transfers with a local firm on request. Ferragudo is unspoilt but with plenty to do and gets better each time we visit. The busier resort of Praia da Rocha and the town of Portimao are easily accessible by water taxi, a short ride across the river. For trips further out we use a very reliable local taxi firm. We love to play tennis and have tried organized mountain bike and kayak tours.
What makes this Villa unique
Benefits include the large private pool, a must for the children and adults alike in the Algarvian sunshine. Great location, just 8 minute walk to the beach with activities, bars and restaurants, or a 5 minute walk down to the village square with many bars and restaurants. There is ample space for entertaining at Casa Rosina. We often BBQ by the pool in the evening and then walk down to the village square for a few drinks. Or we eat out and then end up by the poolside bar for a nightcap or more usually a cup of tea! We have a covered outdoor lounge area with rattan suite. Our villa is well equipped and has recently benefited from a complete refurbishment, including new beds, sofas, TV, BBQ, stereo,hotel quality linen, towels and soft furnishings. The locals are very friendly. We often find that our clients have met friends of ours out there, we try not to get jealous! We have also had many compliments about our house manager Corinna who is very helpful and lives locally, so is available to our guests whilst staying at Casa Rosina, should the need arise.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Beautiful spot. House was immaculate . Met at door by Kersten who showed us the villa and where things were in the town. It was our 40 th anniversary and there was a bottle of wine and beer in the fridge and a basket of goodies. The beach was only a 10 min walk and the town square 5 min away. There were 9 of us and we all had our own space. Pool was a definite plus as it was very hot . Would definitely recommend to stay here.
Thanks for the great review Diane, so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay at Casa Rosina in the beautiful Ferragudo. I hope your onward travels around Portugal were as successful.
When can we come back?
We are five friends who have just returned from a week at Casa Rosina. What can I say, but it was perfect. The bright and spacious villa gave us all that we needed. Showers with great water pressure and comfortable beds are taken for granted at home, you’ll find them here too.The rooftop gave us wonderful sunrises. The kitchen contained everything needed, the corkscrew was broken and one purchased locally wasn’t that good so maybe take one in case. The kitchen-terrace was our spot for breakfast and the poolside area was our place to return to in the evening. I turned into a water baby this holiday as the pool was so warm and inviting. The additional ground floor kitchen was a true bonus. Then there is Ferragudo it’s self. Two beautiful local beaches and local shops and restaurants meant you wouldn’t need to leave, but with easy and cheap water taxis you will want to explore. Get the train to Lagos from Portimão......definite recommendation. We all felt a week was not enough and so would gladly return. Thank you Gina for sharing this beauty.
Thanks Janet for the fabulous review! You are welcome back anytime! So nice to hear you enjoyed using the villa as we do, breakfast on the balcony and evenings by the poolside bar etc.
I think there is a corkscrew black hole in the villa, and yes it's tricky to find good replacements. I'll ask Kerstin to replenish the drawers again with a few good strong ones.
So glad you all enjoyed your week at Casa Rosina in the beautiful Ferragudo, and your ventures further afield.
Many thanks for the booking.
The villa was everything we were looking for; proximity to town and beach and easy drive to POIs.
The house was roomy and very comfortable for our group of 7 adults. The pool area was a big plus with plenty of new outdoor furniture, a grill and a feeling of privacy. The kitchen was well-stocked for our cooking needs. Aside from a few burnt out lightbulbs, everything was clean and in working order. Kerstin, the property manager was friendly available and accommodating. Although the en suite bathroom could use some remodeling to be considered "luxury", this was not a big issue for us. We would most definitely recommend Casa Rosina to anyone wanting a convenient Algarve location and a beautiful, private home to relax in with friends and family!
Thanks Ellyn for a great review. So glad you all enjoyed your stay, thanks for the photos especially the amazing food you produced from the BBQ and kitchen, our most foodie guests so far! We will definitely bear in mind your helpful comments, especially the en-suite, for our next improvements, and make sure all the light-bulbs are checked on each changeover. Many thanks
A Blissfully Stress -Free Holiday
We stayed at Casa Rosina in August 2018 and absolutely loved our stay. The owner was so helpful and quick to respond to any queries leading up to the holiday, and even organised transport to take us from the airport to the villa. Consequently, our journey both to and from Ferragudo was blissfully stress free. The villa was beautifully presented, with the manager there to greet us and explain how things worked. The villa was immaculate with essentials, such as bread and milk – even wine – to help us quickly settle in. On arrival, the small details in décor and comfort made you feel totally at home, and the beds were wonderfully comfortable. We were a big group, but the villa is spacious and well laid out, and so we were never on top of each other. The teenagers loved the pool, and there was plenty of seating areas and sun loungers for us to comfortably relax in the sun and shade. The villa is perfectly situated for the town (a few minutes stroll away) and the beach (a 10 minute stroll), and we really enjoyed not having to drive to eat out. The town and beach has plenty of lovely cafes and restaurants, and the atmosphere was bubbly and relaxed. Perfect holiday vibe. We have booked again for 2020 and are really looking forward to our stay. In fact, we cannot wait!
Fab review thank you Karen, so glad you all enjoyed your stay at Casa Rosina and thanks for the repeat booking.
Stunning internal layout, comfortable furniture and child friendly facilities
We were recommended to stay in Ferraguda so we looked for a villa large enough for 6 adults and 5 children, 2 of these were infants. We discovered this villa during our search and were not disappointed. The villa is laid out over 3 floors and has ample room for everyone with 5 bedrooms and three bathrooms. Large well equipped kitchen, though we ate out most nights but everything there to make other meals. We chose to have the pool heated during our stay as it was early in the season which proved worthy with having the little ones as they were in the pool everyday all the time, it was a struggle getting them out to have tea then go to bed.
It's location was in a quiet cul-de-sac which was ideal with having the infants in bed early and only a 10 minute walk into the main square where all the restaurants were brilliant.
The lemons on the trees in the garden were delicious with gin and tonic on an evening while sitting in the pool/bar area relaxing after a busy day.
There is plenty to do in the resort and this was the ideal base for us to stay and we would not hesitate in recommending and staying in the villa again
fabulous for family or friends holiday
Visited Casa Rosina with ten friends for a special birthday celebration. It was perfect 👌 the villa is spacious and clean with lovely decor. Plenty of room and different areas to relax. Loved the sun trap roof terrace for quiet reading and outdoor bar area and bbq which was very sociable. The pool was warm and beautifully lit at night 😀 Easy to book and nice that this villa is owned by an English family so communication was easy and recommendations of things to do and places to eat very forthcoming if required . Transfers also perfectly organised for us. Many thanks, had a lovely time. Ferragudo is magical, Casa Rosina is wonderful. Definitely be back next year and definitely recommend
Thanks so much Jo for the lovely review, so glad you all enjoyed your stay. We've already received a booking on your recommendation so thanks for that too!
The house is situated less than 5 mins walk from Ferragudo’s main beach 'Praia Grande', the beach is one of the many blue flag beaches in the local area. Its clean water, golden sands, safe swimming and four beach bars offer something for everyone. The Kalu Bar provides an oasis of shade, palm trees and relaxation during the day, the Club Nau Restaurant/Beach Lounge with its sophisticated surroundings, great wines, and food from tapas and burgers to steaks and fish and live music most evenings.
The Algarve's main tourist airport, Faro, is an easy 40 mins drive from the property. As the property is located in the heart of the village and its local shops and amenities a car is not essential. Airport pick-up can be arranged on request. For those wishing to hire a car, facilities can be found within Ferragudo and at Faro airport (recommendations available).
The property is situated in Ferragudo village itself. Our property is 3 min walk from village square/shops and 5 min walk from beach. Other attractions and amenities are within easy driving distance.
Large modern supermarket approx 5 mins drive. Nearby Carvoeiro is about a 10 minute drive, Portimao 10 minutes, Lagos 20 minutes, Silves or Monchique 25 minutes.
Ferragudo itself although a traditional, picturesque, Algarvian fishing village has a great deal to offer - from the numerous cafes and snack bars, through pizzerias, to really fantastic gourmet restaurants (as well as bakers, supermarkets, a pharmacy, market, butchers, even a takeaway) The village square provides a gala atmosphere with live acts performing on the central stage most summer evenings, the locals often get up to dance. Also on offer locally: deep sea fishing, dolphin watching, surfing, tennis, spas, mountain biking, golf, horse riding, sailing and kayaking. Slide and Splash water park offers entertainment for all the family. For a slower pace indulge yourself in the rich history and culture of the Algarve. Visit the Moorish town of Silves with it's castle and river trips, or take a trip to see the Roman spa-town of Monchique up in the mountains. You can experience marine wildlife at first hand including swimming with dolphins, at the renowned Zoomarine., or dolphin watching boat trips out to sea. Alternatively visit the modern Algarve Shopping centre or more local Aqua Shopping. Browse the traditional potteries at Porches where you can watch the artists at work. A five minute water taxi trip across the River Arade will take you to the prestigious Portimao Marina and the quay with the numerous and famous sardine restaurants. The modern bars and restaurants offer a luxurious backdrop to the endless strip of golden sand known as Praia da Rocha. The resort offers a busy night life established on the international DJ circuit as well as being the chosen venue for the NoSoloAgua Club and restaurant - what you dream a beach club should be: indulgent, bare foot luxury combined with a mellow atmosphere perfect for laid back holiday afternoons, excellent food, including sushi, chilled cocktails served to your beach lounger, and the best parties around! Don't miss it. At the end of the evening leave all this behind by returning to the tranquility of Ferragudo.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: We ask for a 25% deposit to confirm your holiday and the balance 8 weeks prior to the date of your booking (if paying by cheque, bank transfer or credit/debit card) or in cash on arrival in either Sterling or Euros. Changeover Day: Changeover days are usually on Thursdays during the high season. If necessary, we ask that guests vacate by 10am for our house manager to prepare the villa for new guests by 2pm. Out of season we can of course be more flexible. Notes on prices: Our prices are per week in Sterling. We are happy to accept cash on arrival in Sterling/Euros, bank transfers,cheques, or credit/debit cards, converting prices at time of payment. We add an additional supplement of £40 per head per booking on parties of more than 6 to cover the extra cleaning, laundering, utilities and general wear and tear. Equally we are keen to offer reductions to smaller parties using less than 3 of the 5 bedrooms. Pool heating is available on request at additional cost.