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2Bed,3 Bath Villa with Cliff Top Pool + Sea Views

Overview

Property

Updated: 02-Nov-2016
Townhouse Villa in Benagil.Algarve - Fishing Village. Quiet Location. 2 minutes' walk to 2 safe, family bathing beaches.

Terracos de Benagil is in the quiet, traditional, fishing village of Benagil. It is a modern townhouse furnished by an interior designer in an unspoilt location of the Algarve. Benagil is famous for its sea caves beneath cliffs with amazing ocean views. The villa is a stone’s throw away from 2 golden sandy beaches. Beautiful cliff top walks. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy many courses: Quinta do Gramacho and Vale da Pinta, plus Silves and Alvor are all close. For fun loving families both the Slide & Splash and Aqualand water parks are also within a ten minute drive.The village of Benagil has 4 restaurants which serve locally caught seafood, all within walking distance of the villa. Carvoeiro is a 5 minute drive away with an abundance of restaurants, gift shops and bars to suit all tastes.Portimao's Praia da Rocha beaches are stunning;Vilamoura's Marina is great for nightlife;boating trips to view dolphins can be taken from Lagos, Alvor or Vilamoura. Eat al fresco on our garden terrace.The townhouse enjoys the sun from dawn to sunset.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I am Chairman of a marketing/internet Group of Companies based in Norwich,England and an online art/antiques dealership: www.secretartcollector.co.uk.

Being a keen golfer, I found my perfect Algarve townhouse villa in Benagil - the most beautiful cliff-top location.There are a number of testing championship golf courses within 10-15 minutes drive of my property. I enjoy a very active life both in the UK and Portugal. ETT Brand Delivery opened in 1986.It services and support SME's and large plc groups. I fell in love with Portugal and it's Southern Atlantic coastline because of the wonderful all year round climate, culture, and the safe, secure infrastructure. I love how friendly the Portuguese are.

I'm very lucky to own a cliff-top townhouse villa with private pool for holidaymakers' use

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to let you know that we're having an absolutely brilliant holiday. Your villa and its setting is just perfect- am so jealous you have such a lovely house in this little bit of paradise,David.

We already know we'll be back and myself and the kids are in negotiation with Daddy to see if we can swing 3 or 4 weeks next summer!

Kindest

Michelle
Jun 2015
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6 Reviews

5
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

5

Perfect setting for a beach holiday

  • 5 of 5

The villa was spotlessly clean, very comfortable and well maintained. The shared pool was only 30 steps away and it was always easy to get a sun lounger. It was a two minute walk to the steps/slope leading down to the beautiful beach. The patio area, well-kept garden and the roof terrace provide a choice of areas to relax outdoors in a very quiet location. The air conditioning is welcome on hot days. The showers are good, always plenty of hot water and the kitchen is well-equipped. David was very helpful and accommodating when booking. Highly recommend this property for a holiday in Benagil. Lovely restaurants nearby, particularly the beach bar and Casa Lamy. Cave boat trip was fabulous. A car would be preferable to get out and about and for ease of access to the supermarkets.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My guests took a very late availability booking after a client's wife had to be rushed into hospital totally unexpectedly. We pulled out all the stops to accommodate this Nottingham family and they loved the villa,Benagil and amazing Algarve climate in August. Great to be able to create a holiday experience they won't forget.
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5

Lovely property - fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a month on the Iberian peninsula including a one week stay at this property. It is a lovely attached villa located at the top of beautiful cliffs in the village of Benagil. We found the villa to be exactly as described by the owner. We loved the shared pool, the nearby beaches and the tasty food at the Casa Lamy restaurant (don't be fooled by the plastic chairs and tables on the verandah - the food is fantastic and the service very good and friendly).

The owner has a local manager who was always available and very helpful.

We can highly recommend this property

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My guest Sven and family from Denmark had a holiday that went beyond their expectations. Floris, my villa manager, and I both do our utmost to help all holidaymakers enjoy the comfort,fun,sun and an unforgettable holiday in this cliff-top villa at Benagil. Many return a second and third year as it is such a beautiful and safe beaches location.
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5

Home from home property

  • 5 of 5

We felt most at home with bright and homely furnishings and the beds were so comfortable. A bonus to have air con in the bedroom as the weather was so hot during our stay. Fabulous views all around with a roof top terrace, close to the beach and restaurants. The house had everything we could wish for.

Nearest supermarket approx 4 Km away but taxi is available if you don't have a car.

Beautiful walks along the coast path in both directions.

Note: Check the changeover time and day so that it can coincide with your arrival where possible.

Helpful management and staff at Benagil Holidays.

Yellow Fish Taxis prompt and efficient.

Thank you .... we would like to return and can thourougly reccommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was so delighted that Jill and Hugh both found my Benagil villa so comfortable. They found the cliff top walks so rewarding in tsceneey vista views and coastal scenery. Being holiday home owners themselves in Cornwall gave me enormous satisfaction for their love of my villa.
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5

Superb villa

  • 5 of 5

Really nice property everything is as described and the villa lacks nothing.the owner david was very helpful with lots of useful info on the local area.nice development and ideal for couples or families.it would be possible to stay without a car but a car would make your holiday more enjoyable.i would recomend this property to everyone and will most definately go again

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am always looking to invest in my cliff-top,Algarve villa and add value for all holidaymakers booking this two bedroom,three bathroom location. Benagil is stunningly beautiful and Colin and his wife found it exceptional for his one month holiday in May,2016. Thank you Colin. Very much appreciated. David Tattwrsall
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5

A great place in the sun

  • 5 of 5

The villa is a great place for families. We were a party of five, four adults and a toddler. The villa is safe and gated. During our stay we found the villa to be well equipped. In the bathroom there was even a pair of hair straighteners! All the rooms are spacious. During our stay we visited all the local restaurants. Food great especially the fish dishes. We went to the two beaches all in walking distance. We took long walks along the coast line. The views are stunning.The weather during our stay was great the sun shone all the time. If you like quiet not too busy holidays this is the place for you. We did not hire a car. At first i was a bit worried but we soon found a supermarket in Roche Brava about a 40 minute walk.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jacqueline for telling Owners Direct visitors how well equipped and spacious my Benagil villa is. The cliff top walks are stunningly beautiful and, yes,Rocha Brava Supermarket is a lovely walk from my garden's front gate,if you don't hire a car. We do have 2 adult bicycles - under the private pool - for holidaymaker trips to Rocha Brava or Intermarche supermarkets. Glad you all enjoyed the beauty of Benagil.
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5

A wonderful break

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a month in this superb villa located in the beautiful Benagil fishing village but set high up on the cliff. The villa is as exactly as described by the extremely attentive owner, who lives in UK, but has a resident manager for the complex who is also very helpful.

The only hiccup we had was with the wifi dongle provided using Vodafone mobile coverage which was totally insufficient & unreliable.

As we were both working everyday the owner agreed immediately to have a proper high speed Internet LAN line fitted so our last ten days were bliss on that front as well. A wonderful addition to the property if one wants a working break as well at this time of year .

We would highly recommend this extremely comfortable Villa & complex to anyone wanting to spend some time in probably one of the finest locations along the Algarve coast for beaches,stunning walks,golf, restaurants,handy shopping to name but a few. .

Thanks David & Floris for a great month .

Best Wishes

Ian & Alison

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Realising businessman/Bath hotel owner ,Ian and his wife Alison, were compromised using my Vodaphone dongle, I immediately instructed my Holiday Property manager to install a LAN line for their own and every holidaymakers' use in the future. Needless to say,Ian was overjoyed with the signal and internet online communications capabilities:he was ecstatic about my holiday homes' facilities; the winter sun; and not forgetting the awesome cliff-top walks around beautiful Benagil. Internet facilities ARE ESSENTIAL for maintaining communications today for every resident holidaymaker I have residing in my attractive - interior designed - holiday villa.
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Location

From the Owner

I discovered Benagil in January 2006 after a 2 year search to find a tranquil fishing village on the Algarve. I was looking for somewhere with safe bathing beaches, uncorrupted by development and with easy access to nearby golf courses. Terracos de Benagil is a small exclusive development with its own private swimming pool in a stunning location on the top of the famous Benagil cliffs surrounded by a conservation area perfect for walks and exploring. The beaches are a favourite of local people and families, as Benagil is a very unspoilt traditional fishing village with a small number of select, affordable restaurants serving superbly cooked freshly caught fish, Portuguese dishes and great wines. There is a warm, friendly welcome in the village to all visitors. Most Portugues speak English

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Local at 300 Metres Nearest Ferry : Santander at 600 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Gramachio/Pinta at 5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Portimao at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : In Benagil at 300 Metres Nearest Beach : Benagil at 300 Metres Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

5 minutes walk to two fantastic,safe for bathing, family beaches at Praia de Carvalho and Praia de Benagil. Within 5 minutes by car is Praia de Marina - the most stunning beach area on the Algarve. Beautiful cliff top walks through conservation areas to Carvalho beach and on to the Lighthouse at Rocha Brava. Local shop supplying English and European newspapers and groceries at Rocha Brava.

Travel:

Faro Airport is a 40ing minute drive down the A22 motorway which has paying toll charges in use. You exit at Junction 6 (Lagoa) on the A22 when driving from Faro Airport to Benagil.

Alternatively, it is easy to drive down the N125 main coast road from Faro to Lagoa and turn left towards Carvoeiro and Benagil in Lagoa at the second set of traffic lights on a roundabout, where brown tourist signs identify your exit route.Take slip road off the N125 into the roundabout.Do not turn immediate left.

Distances:

You are a 5 minute walk to 2 lovely beaches and a 5 minute car drive to the pictuesque town of Carvoeiro and Lagoa. The local supermarket Intermarche is only a 5 minute drive from Benagil towards Lagoa.Acquaca, another superb supermarket for all your grocery and food supplies, is located on the edge of Lagoa just off the main N125 highway to Portimao and the A22 motorway.

Further Details:

The Times Travel Supplement, Saturday 5/3/2011 stated "Portugal is the best value destination for holidaymakers according to the Post Office Worldwide Holiday Costs Barometer, which shows the cost of a basket of goods including staples such as coffee, beer, water and a 3-course meal for two. Atlantic winds keep the Azores and Madeira cool, so head to the Algarve or other southerly mainland resorts"

Recently, a cliff walk has been established by the local council across "The 7 cliffs" of which Benagil is the centre. This is clearly signposted for walkers to enjoy the rugged coastline safely by foot, and has points of interest with information posted along the route. To the west of Carvoeiro is the old unspoilt fishing village of Ferragudo. Lagoa, the nearest town, offers local shops, fruit and fish market, and restaurants. Inland from Lagoa you will find the picture postcard village of Porches and historical Silves.

Life in Porches revolves around the local pottery industry where crafts have been revived, preserving ancient Iberian and Moorish patterns. Another place that is a must to be visited is the inland historic and interesting town of Silves with the remains of its castle a reminder of Portugal’s historical past.

Portimao, a major city on the Algarve has its bustling streets, modern boutiques, markets, waterside restaurants and stunning wide beaches less than 20 minutes’ away by car. Remember, the majestic coastal cliffs and beach at Praia de Marinha is only 5 minutes’ drive away and probably one of the Algarve’s most famous coastal views.

Fishing, golf, horse-riding, tennis, scuba diving, surfing and walking are all enjoyed by visiting holidaymakers. The Algarve offers a wide range of entertainment and activities, with something to suit everyone.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Autumn 2016
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
2017
1 Jan 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
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£400
 
 
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£770
for 7 nights
£770
 
 
2017
5 Sep 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
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£80
£400
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£400
for 5 nights
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£80
£450
£1,200
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 30% deposit is payable with your booking. The balance is due 6 weeks prior to holiday departure date. Payment by cheque, bank transfer or PAY PAL to : Secret Art Collector,owner,David Tattersall's business account being, 'Secret ArtCollector'. Call David on Norwich:01603 250111 or his mobile on 07751 890 525 to ask any questions or check on a late availability holiday slot.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover is Saturday, but very flexible to save on airline charges and easier flight times. Guests met by my managers,Floris or Kim. Speak German, Dutch, Portuguese and English. Go to their office - at the side of Lote No 13 - to collect keys.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in Euros and UK Pounds sterling. Discounts for long winter lets. If your holiday is more or less than one week, send your enquiry for a quick response on price and availability, we will be more than happy to try and satisfy your needs.
Always happy to oblige our holiday guests.

Pay Pal payments accepted from UK and overseas clients. Email address: info@secretartcollector.co.uk

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The views of the Atlantic, and the Algarve coastline that can be seen from the rooftop are breathtaking. A short walk will take you to either of the safe bathing beaches of Benagil or Carvalho. Properties in this select development are owned privately by fellow English or Portuguese professionals like myself who enjoy the tranquility, serenity and beauty of our surroundings. The house is decorated and furnished to a very high standard in a distinctly Mediterranean style by a talented interior designer, and is well maintained throughout the year. All equipment (including barbecue) is chosen to make your stay pleasurable. There is a good selection of games, books, Freeview TV, DVDs and CDs for your entertainment in the comfortable lounge or outside on the garden patio or the roof terrace.

Property Type

  • villa

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village

Attractions

  • bay
  • caves
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 Ground floor - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Hand wash sink + shaver point and mirror+ first aid kit.
  • Bathroom 2 En Suite - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, Twin hand basins + shaver point. Hair dryer + hot tongues
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Guests' Shower/Bathroom. Shaver Point. Opposite Bedroom.
  • 1 spacious en-suite bathroom with shower, bath, bidet, toilet and twin basin vanity unit. Guest bathroom with shower, toilet, bidet and vanity unit. Ground floor shower with toilet, and wash hand basin. Shaver points in each. Hairdryer + straightener.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Up to 6 in 2 twin Bedrooms + sofa/double divan Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom.Large double wardrobe plus storage drawers. Bedside stools and lights. Security safe. Guest twin bedroom with double wardrobe plus drawers and balcony with sea views. Chest of drawers in both.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 1 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Terracos de Benagil has a private residents' swimming pool with showers and a sun terrace directly overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. There are two fantastic sandy beaches, Praia de Carvalho and Praia de Benagil only a 2 minute walk away. The property has a spacious roof terrace with relaxing recliner chairs, where you can sunbathe privately. The villa has a barbecue,6 seat garden table/chairs and patio terrace. The garden is lawned and completely enclosed with electronic entry gates making it extremely safe for young children to play. No pets allowed. Benagil is a very quiet,non-commercial village reflecting traditional Portuguese fishing and boat-building values. Explore the caves beneath the cliffs by boat.Enjoy our 5 local seafood restaurants. Many more famous restaurants nearby in Carvoeiro and Seismarias. A trip to the famous Praia da Rocha beaches in Portimao is very worthwhile as is the new, bargain shopping mall in Portimao. Outside: Guest bedroom balcony with breakfast table and 2 chairs; stunning roof terrace with sea views along coastline. Private outdoor swimming pool for all residents. Private garden with patio furniture includes table and 6 chairs, barbecue, plus 4 sun loungers on roof terrace. Parking space for one car in adjacent space. Two sun loungers are portable with shoulder straps to take to either beach. Scuba diving is popular from Carvalho beach and along Benagil cliffs. Great jogging around the cliffs and surrounding nature reserve. Very quiet. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bathroom towels and linen provided. Cleaning and laundry service.All amenities i.e. water, gas and electric are fully included in weekly tariff. No extra charges on property rental. Internet dongle + cycles + golf clubs are extra. Other: Extra services arranged include, car hire, return airport transfers, discounted golf green fees, mobile internet access for use with your own laptop, welcome pack on arrival.No pets allowed in the property. Shutters on all windows. 2 adult cycles/21 gears

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