The Ponta Grande Resort offers the perfect holiday. The luxury townhouse is set in beautifully landscaped gardens, with swimming pool, children's pool, tennis court and a safe children's play garden. The villa has wifi and cable tv channels. There is an excellent restaurant and bar on the resort. A mini market selling food, wines and beach produce is on the resort Wifi is available at the reception area and restaurant. The resort is very safe with electronic gates for guest access, and there is 24 hour security. The local beach of Sao Rafael is a 7 minute walk, and has won 'Best Beach in Portugal' award. The nearby cliff walk leads to hidden coves and private beaches, has a colourful array of flowers in Spring, and provides spectacular views of the unique coastline. Albufeira is a ten minute drive away and has excellent shopping and restaurants. The nearby picturesque marina offers water sports and cruises. The nearest golf course of Salgados is a 5 minute drive. Ponta Grande is an amazing place where families love to holiday and many return year after year.
Villa at Ponta Grande Resort, Sesmarias, Sao Rafael, Algarve, Portugal - Set in Landscaped Gardens, 7 Min Walk to Sao Rafael Beach
- Calendar last updated:
- 12 Dec 2018
We are a family of five who have always loved holidays by the seaside in a sunny climate.
Eilish purchased this Villa in 2008
Why Eilish chose Galé
As a family we first visited the Ponta Grande resort 12 years ago. Our 3 children quickly made friends, with the result that we had a great holiday!. We had such a good time and made such wonderful friends, we returned the following summer. We continued to return every year and eventually bought a villa in 2005. Now we have the opportunity to visit four or five times a year, and make use of the warm weather during the low season. Every time we visit we discover something new which adds to the special experience of visiting this part of the Algarve.
What makes this Villa unique
Our latest discovery was the thrill of paragliding! Pedro and Juan, who are friendly and helpful brothers based at the Marina, brought our family and friends out for a day's paragiding - it was such fun we went back for more!! The thrill of the water park never leaves us, and every year we return to Slide and Splash - where the fun trying all of the water slides stays in our memories! The villa is within walking distance of some lovely restaurants and one of our favourite restaurants is the Sunshine Bar which is a short walk from the villa. It is a family owned, rustic restaurant whose speciality is Stone Steaks! It must be the best steak we have tasted - and the novelty of cooking your own steak to your taste on a hot stone, is perfect for a festive occasion!
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
A fantastic villa on a lovely friendly resort
We visited Eilish’S villa and wish it could have been longer
Communication before and during our stay was great
The villa has everything you could wish for including Wi-fi and cable TV for the odd rainy day
The on-site restaurant and bar was really friendly especially the owner Paolo who always made us feel welcome
A lovely break in a lovely place with the only downside being it didn’t last long enough
Fantastic villa on a lovely site in a great area with really nice beaches and some great restaraunts
Eilish's villa is lovely, spotless and equipped to a very high standard. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back. The complex is secure with electric gate access and has a very large free form swimming pool with an additional toddlers pool. The on site bar and restaurant are very reasonably priced and if you fancy a quite night in the restaurant will happily do take away for almost all the dishes on their menu. There are two beaches a couple of minutes drive away and are also in walking distance. Rabbit beach is exactly 1km and takes 20 minutes to walk to. Eilish kept in touch on the run up to our holiday and provided us with lots of handy tips and advice.
Thank you Paul! You will always be more than welcome to return to our villa. You are charming guests!
Lovely holiday in a lovely villa
Our 2nd year in the villa. Lovely villa and lovely complex. Eilish is so helpful and replies very quickly to any messages and is brilliant to deal with. Brilliant family holiday. Many thanks.
Ann, it has been a pleasure to have you and your family stay in our holiday villa again this summer! Thank you for being excellent guests, Eilish
A lovely Villa in a nice complex. We have returned here on several occasions.
A very nice restaurant on site, but also some excellent restaurants within 7 minutes walk.
Having a car would be recommended if you want to travel to various beaches and shopping.
Thank you for your great review, John.
You and your family are always very welcome to our villa as considerate and respectful guests!
The villa is excellent with all you could need. Everything in the villa was to a high standard. Loved the bench which gets the evening sun. Villa is in an excellent quiet location within the complex. Complex is good with a nice reasonably priced restaurant and bar with very friendly staff. Would definitely return to this villa again if we come back to the area, all the family enjoyed. We didn't hire a car but, still visited the marina and Albufeira old town.
Thank you for your positive comments about our villa. You and your family are excellent guests and will be very welcome for a return visit!
Another great visit
Another fantastic stay at ponte grande resort beautiful villa , the owners Ellish and Brendan have been fantastic , would recommend the villa and area beaches within a ten minute walk total bliss 👍👍seasons restaurant on site great food and top staff
Thank you Brian and Ann, you are great guests, and will always be welcome at our villa!
Eilish and Brendan
Sao Rafael beach is 7 minutes walking. It has won the award of 'Best Beach in Portugal'. There is a spectacular cliff walk which starts at the local beach and winds its way along the picturesque coastline for several kilometres and takes in small beaches along the way, some of which are totally private and others which have excellent seafood restaurants. The nearby Marina at Albufeira offers cruises, yachting, fishing trips, paragliding and water skiing.
Faro International Airport is a 30 minute drive.
Albufeira is the closest town and is 5 kilometres away. The marina is a 20 minute walk. The historic town of Silves, which is the old Moorish Capital of the Algarve, is a 30 minute drive.
Ponta Grande is situated in Sesmarias which is a quiet, peaceful area, perfect for families. It has some excellent restaurants, catering for all tastes. There is a small supermarket and bakery nearby, and the nearest town of Albufeira has large supermarkets, banks and post office.
The popular family water parks and Zoo Marine are within 30 minutes drive.
Booking Notes: There is a 25% deposit required, and balance 35 days prior to holiday. Changeover Day: The changeover day is according to guests, travel plans. There is no set day.