Villa on Gramacho Golf, Carvoeiro, Algarve, Peaceful & Private, Excellent Golf, Own Pool, Air Con, Tennis nearby, Private Garden, 5 Mins To Great Beache
- English, German, Dutch
About Linda Cooke
We have always enjoyed bringing the family to the Algarve since they were small. The Portuguese people are always friendly and helpful, despite our very limited Portuguese. Half of the family are keen golfers, and the villa provides us all with the opportunity to do what we like best, be it chasing the little white ball around the course, or lying back and soaking up the sun. We hope you enjoy the villa as much as we do. You might have seen that we do not currently live in the UK or Portugal unfortunately, but are now based in the Netherlands, so an hour ahead of UK time. Should you wish to email us to discuss things prior to booking, please don't hesitate to call or email our emaill is thenzcookies @ gmail . com. (you will need to join this together!)
Linda Cooke purchased this Villa in 2012
Why Linda Cooke chose Estômbar
This is our home away from home, we both lead very hectic lives and the chance to step away and enjoy the peace and serenity of the area and the villa, made choosing this villa easy. When we were living in the UK, we tried to come out at least every 6-8 weeks, an assignment in China made this a bit more difficult, but now a new home in the Netherlands might make it a bit more possible. We certainly hope so. We have retained the services of a property manager, Kevin Owenson, who will meet you in the early part of your stay, and is on hand should you have any issues, (which of course, we sincerely hope you don't).
What makes this Villa unique
The peaceful setting of the villa, combined with the opportunity to play golf and then relax by the pool, with either a cold drink or a glass of wine - never fails to recharge our batteries for home and work. Our villa is in a very very quiet area of the complex, it looks over the golf course, but is not overlooked by anyone on the golf course. It is extremely private, but not isolated. With it's own private pool, and peaceful views across the golf course towards the hills, its a truly relaxing place to spend your holiday, whether you intend to use the golf course, or spend time by the pool or visit the local beaches and enjoy the local bars and restaurants, we are convinced that there is something for everyone. With an extra room downstairs with it's own flat screen tv, and original nintendo and an outdoor table tennis table, there is also space for a variety of ages to keep themselves happy.
This is a very definitely non smoking house.
Pool heating - needs to be requested on booking £150 for the first week, £75 for subsequent weeks. I will then add this as an extra to the payment.
Heating - is £150 per week,, and needs to be requested. I will then add this as an extra to the payment.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Villa 213 Review
An excellent 'home from home' villa.
Villa Hoopoe Sep 1-6
We had a superb time at this property, which was even better 'in the flesh' than online. The villa is set in a stunning location with superb views over the Gramacho golf course, and the pool area was so lovely we hardly wanted to leave the villa. There is tremendous attention to detail in the house with everything very cleverly thought out and every amenity you could wish for. The little touches like 2 safes, inflatables for the pool, hairdryers in the bathrooms and a well stocked kitchen made the stay very comfortable and instantly relaxing. The property manager Kevin was easily contactable and very helpful and Linda the owner responded almost immediately to any questions and requests, she was flexible and accommodating and in many ways the ideal host. We would love to return in the future.
Quite simply an Amazing Villa and Holiday
We would recommend this property to anyone wanting a fabulous home which is fully equipped and with owners who are very accommodating. A great location with beautiful scenery . A five star on all accounts!
Thank you for loving our home away from home.
This is our second visit and we were thrilled to be back. The villa was just as we remembered, a really comfortable home from home. Our family joined us on this trip and they absolutely loved it. A fantastic place to kick back and relax. There's not much more to say other than we will definitely be back....I think that's probably recommendation enough!
Amazing house with tons of space and picturesque view!
We had a great time at this VRBO! The pool and outdoor deck is incredible and very nicely landscaped and furnished. The home has updated and comfortable furniture with lots of extras. Beds are comfortable and plenty of linens. We did not take advantage of the ping pong or the golf course, but wish we would have. There is a little store near by and the house has lots of toiletries and coffee! The weather in the summer was amazing and even though the house warmed up, the rooms had great air conditioning and there was a nice breeze.
The host was professional and had someone near by when we had any issues. She was positive and welcoming and Kevin the property manager was very responsive.
We loved the area- you definitely need to rent a car! But go check out the beautiful scenery.
Thank you so much for everything!
Thank you so much for the lovely comprehensive review. It's always a pleasure to have visitors from across the pond, just a shame that your vacation was so short.
Superb villa, well positioned, well equipped and very helpful owners
A pleasure to have you and your party as guests, and to know you enjoyed it as much as we do.
The beautiful Algarve coast is a maximum 10 minute drive away, with the nearest beach being Carvoiero, a small traditional fishing village. The local beaches tend to be medium sized coves with imposing backdrops and clear waters (often chilly). The villa is situated on the 17th tee box of Gramacho Golf course, with views into the near by hills and further out towards Portimao. There is a water park less than 5 minutes drive away. A tennis court is on site; and electric bicycles can also be hired at reception. The near by resort - offers spa facilities.
The nearest airport is Faro airport and is 45 minutes away by car. Although car hire is not necessarily essential, it is to be recommended as it will allow easier access to the local area including beaches, shopping, night life and surrounding countryside. Taxis from the airport to the villa can be arranged if required. We use Zest Car Rental to book our own car rental.
There is one small supermarket at the entrance to the complex, a short walk away, complete with ATM. The nearest large supermarket is near Lagoa, and is less than 5 minutes drive. The large town of Portimao is approximately 10 minutes drive away, with the smaller villages of Carvoiero and Ferragudo (which both offer good local restaurants and a taste of local life) no more than 5 - 10 minutes drive away. With the banks to be found in Carvoiero and Lagoa. Less than 5 minutes drive to Slide and Splash.
Within the villa is a comprehensive guide to how the villa runs and also to local restaurants and activities. Some activities in the area include, Slide and Splash - literally just up the hill, Dolphin watching from Lagos and Portimao, self drive buggy tours in Silves and go-karting on the other side of Portimao, and cave trips from Benajil and the surrounding beaches
We have a wide variety of english speaking tv channels available in the villa, and wifi for those who can't stay disconnected.