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Luxury Detached Villa With Air Conditioning And Large Private Pool And Gardens -



Updated: 11-Oct-2016
Villa in Sesmarias, Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal - Opposite Path To Beach, 500m Easy Walk To Praia Da Coelha - Blue Flag Beach

Casa Jakatina is a luxurious detached villa in its own grounds close to the beach with superb sea views from the roof terrace. Large heated swimming pool and landscaped gardens. In 2008 Solar Heating was fitted. Not only does this help save the planet it also ensures that you get excellent water pressure in all bathrooms even when two or three people are showering at the same time. Villas without solar heating rely on gas boilers which only provide sufficient pressure for one shower at a time. Although in a quiet rural area the villa is within easy walking distance to the local Blue Flag beach and all amenities including mini markets, restaurants, bars and a short drive to golf. The villa has an up to date electric safety certificate as is required by Portuguese law and this is on display in the kitchen. New for 2011 40" Full HD LED TV and Blu Ray Player with Bose sound system. Also Sony Stereo with iPod dock, USB slot for memory sticks and audio in for MP3's - bring your music. Also Bluetooth Speaker to stream your music from your phone.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

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About the Owner

My wife, Sue and myself, Steve, live in Hitchin, North Hertfordshire although we were both born in Merseyside. Being retired we spend at least three months of the year at the villa. It has proved to be a wonderful investment and has enabled us to enjoy the company of our many friends and family. Our three children and their wife/ husbands have been regular visitors and our eight grandchildren aged 9 to 21 view it as their own holiday home. They have all learned to swim in the heated pool and the villa has been designed very much to cater for them. We have made many friends in the Algarve and ten years ago I was elected Chairman of the Algarve 41 Club. We are very well known locally and anyone staying at Casa Jakatina will receive a warm welcome.

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7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

nr Eastbourne, Easts Sussex UK

Absolutley Fantastic. Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

This Villa was just wonderful and in such a lovely location. The villa is just as wonderful as it looks in the pictures. The pool was wonderful and it was so nice to be able to jump in and out whenever we liked, without worrying about others. The villa was huge with plenty of room for us all. Two adults - kids 12, 9 & 5 yrs old. A great choice of DVD's, books, board games and puzzles to keep us entertained, as well as wifi and Sky TV (with the kids channels) for when the children had had enough of the sun. The kitchen was great, it was just like being at home. The added bonus is definitely the water filter tap, saves buying bottles from the supermarket. It was also great to get our clothes washed and dried before coming home. There is nothing I could really fault - it was just wonderful. We even had Isabella the house maid come in 5 days of the week. The beach is as stated - a five minute walk away and was beautiful. It can get a little rough on occasions, but had lifeguards working, other times it was nice and calm and great for snorkeling, with plenty of shells to collect. We stayed for two weeks and did a big shop each week at the bigger supermarkets and then used the minimarket on the Hapimag resort for fresh bread, ham & cheese, ice creams and especially Portuguese Rose - it was reasonably priced. We didn’t hire a car and used the taxi transfer from the airport arranged by Steve which worked perfectly. Great communication from Steve from the start of the booking and also from Tracey the property manager who met us just after we arrived to help settle us in and show us around.

This was the most relaxing holiday we've ever had. We had our own privacy and freedom to just do what we wanted, go where we wanted and eat when we wanted. We are now lovers of Villa holidays.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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It's Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

These were the words of our 5 year old granddaughter when we arrived at Jakatina. We were on holiday for two weeks with our son, his partner and their three little girls, aged 6,5 and 1.

The villa was lovely and extremely well thought out. A large bedroom with en-suite and balcony on the first floor where we could 'escape' from the children, if necessary, and the other bedrooms and bathrooms could be shut off from the sitting areas and kitchen if required. If there was one criticism it would be that the second double bedroom was on the small side, especially as we needed to put in a cot for the toddler. However this didn't detract from the villa as a whole.

The pool was a good size. The two older girls ended up like mermaids and improved their swimming no end and the one year old proved to be a water baby not wanting to come out.

About a five minute walk along the path opposite the villa takes you to a small sheltered beach with rock pools and just one small rustic beach bar. It is a welcome change to find a non commercial beach with the food served in the beach bar being fresh and extremely good, worthy of a four star restaurant.

Isabel who cleaned the property was a delight and very unobtrusive and nothing was too much trouble for Tracey, the Manager, who was on hand should you need assistance with just about anything.

We didn't hire a car and found the taxi services extremely efficient. For example, the cost from the villa to Apolonia, the Waitrose type supermarket, was 6 euros and the staff phoned for a taxi when you were at the check out so it was waiting for you when you finished. Likewise a taxi to and from Zoomarine was stress free and very reasonable.

We would certainly recommend this villa to family and friends and hope to return to Jakatina ourselves in the not too distant future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 5 year old girls are obviously very perceptive.
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  • 5 of 5

This Villa was £100 more than we were budgeting for but that was the best £100 we've spent all year! The difference in quality is really noticeable and great value. From now on we'll scrimp on the flights, but not on the accommodation!

We took our 2 children (aged 14 and 12) plus my Wife's parents for one week at Easter. The Villa is perfect for a family of 4 plus 2 extras. It is a deceptively large Villa - bigger than it looks in the photos and there must be at least 5 places to eat outdoors. Our favourite location for breakfast was the roof terrace which you reach via the spiral staircase (kids loved that). We had great weather but we all agreed that this Villa would be ideal whatever the conditions, as there is central heating, a wood burner, very comfortable lounge, a huge flatscreen TV plus about 500 DVD movies!

The kids loved the pool which was VERY warm and clean, and they loved the huge amount of space. We loved the fact that you walk out of the front gate onto the footpath which leads to the sandy beach - a 5 minute walk on level ground, so easy for our Mother who had a dodgy knee. There is also a small shop 2 mins walk away which sells fresh bread/croissants every morning plus all the usual stuff you need (milk, butter, jam, newspapers etc). Plus, only 35 mins from Faro airport by taxi.

We had a fantastic time and everyone loved it. If the number of bedrooms suits you then don't hesitate, just book it. This is as good as it gets!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Retford Notts

Casa Jakatina

  • 5 of 5

Casa Jakatina Is the best Villa in which we have holidayed. The facilities are second to none, the pool is superb and the gardens are a feast for the eyes. Having visited twice we can't wait to return.

A wonderful family holiday villa

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We work hard to provide a superb villa so visitors can really enjoy their hard earned holiday. It is very rewarding to learn that our efforts are appreciated.
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Bury St Edmunds

A Wonderful Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have had the honour of staying at Casa Jakatine for our holiday this year. The villa is by far and away the loveliest place we have ever stayed at. The owners have thought of every little detail, have made it the most wonderfully comfortable place to stay and the team that take care of it in Portugal are extremely professional.

Waking up each morning to the sound of the birds and the beautiful view is just fantastic. The beach is minutes away and the facilities of the villa are simply brilliant.

Thank you so very much, we will certainly book with you again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Casa Jakatina

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a one week stay in Casa Jakatina. It is really the best villa we have ever stayed in. Very well equiped, great pool (especially good to have heating in October), it is a home from home! Also a lovely area of Portugal.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

In May 1986 I travelled to Portugal with a friend with a view to buying land to build a property. After having seen and rejected several plots in other parts of the Algarve we arrived at Sesmarias one sunny afternoon. A short stroll to the beach 5 minutes away confirmed that it was just what we had been looking for. Twelve plots were available but none had been sold so we were able to pick the best. The next day we paid a deposit and signed contracts confident that we had bought land in one of the most attractive areas of the Algarve and uniquely close to the sea. We then hired a local architect to design the villa. After planning permission had been obtained we held a beauty parade of builders with the contract going to Vitor Martins who runs the estate agency in Albufeira.

Activity and Interests


The local beach, Praia da Coelha, is absolutely beautiful being relatively small and surrounded by cliffs and interesting rock formations. The cliffs themselves are unspoilt and you can go for short or long walks to other local beaches and beach bars in both directions.

Coelha beach has its own small beach bar run by Joachim and his son Louis. The meals are simple but tasty with Joachim buying fresh from the local market every morning.


The nearest airport is Faro, about 35mins drive. It is a very easy drive mainly on motorway and full directions are provided. Details of recommended car hire are available on request.

If you prefer we can arrange airport transfer to and from the villa at around €45 each way.


The villa is in a quiet rural location although there are three minimarkets within very easy walking distance. There are also several excellent restaurants within walking/staggering distance and a map of these with recommendations and telephone numbers are provided.

Albufeira is about 3km away and is walkable if you are a keen hiker and you can always get a bus or taxi back to the villa.

Essentially the villa is so well positioned that a car is not essential.

Further Details:

There is a very upmarket Swiss development to the right front of the villa called Hapimag. Hapimag has a shop with a delicatessen which also sells British newspapers. There is also a hole in the wall. You are welcome to use the restaurant which often has special evenings with entertainment. Quality is excellent. Hapimag has two tennis courts, which you can see from the villa and the courts plus all the necessary equipment are available to hire from reception.

Normally the day after arrival clients will be visited by our local agent, Tracey Westacott. She will answer any questions you have to raise and will act as an emergency contact if required. There is a folder in the villa giving details of local english speaking doctors, clinics etc.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
29 Oct 2016 - 25 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
On receipt of your firm enquiry you will be sent a booking form by e-mail. This will request full details and a 20% deposit. The balance is due 8 weeks before the date of first date of the holiday. Tip - Always go for villas with loads of bookings. This means returning customers who should know best. Casa Jakatina has excellent bookings year after year and is always full during the peak season..

Changeover Day:
Changeover day at Casa Jakatina is normally Saturday and bookings are taken for full weeks only. However in the quiet season, November to the end of March we are happy to consider alternative arrangements.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. As the villa is always fully booked we regret that no discounts are offered.

20% payable on booking, balance 8 weeks before the start date of the holiday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Very few villas on the Algarve are so well placed as Casa Jakatina. Although the area is quiet and unspoilt all amenities are within easy walking distance including mini markets for shopping, several restaurants and, of course, the beach bar. Our friends Joachim and Maria and their son Louis will make any visitors to the beach bar warmly welcome. In addition to drinks they also serve excellent quality food (fish fresh each day) with views than can only be described as stunning. We regard the villa as our second home and as such it is maintained in first class condition regardless of cost. After many years of renting and following positive feedback from a large number of clients we now believe that we offer the perfect package for a relaxed and enjoyable holiday.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • The master bathroom also has twin washbasins a toilet and bidet as does the en-suite shower room on the ground floor. The downstairs bathroom has a bath/shower, toilet, bidet and washbasin. There is also a cloakroom off the hallway for use by visitors.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 8 (3 Bedrooms) with cot & guest bed. Notes on bedrooms: The master bedroom occupies the entire first floor of the villa and has a very large bathroom with a walk in shower and corner bath. On the ground floor there is a twin bedroom with large en-suite shower room and a double bedroom with a full bathroom.


  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue


  • Notes on accommodation: The villa is named after our three children Jason, Katy and Tina. We bought the land and had the villa designed and built by Portuguese locals. It is built in typical Algarvian style with particular attention being paid to its position near the beach. All three bedrooms have patio doors to the pool terrace or private balcony and from the roof terrace there are extensive sea views. In the lounge there is a large log fire and in the winter we provide a stock of wood. Background heating and fans are provide in the lounge, dining room and all three bedrooms. However, if required, air-conditioning is available as an optional extra. This has been installed in the lounge and the three bedrooms and provides instant warm air in the winter as well as cool air in the summer. The villa has been built with our eight grandchildren very much in mind and as such it is extremely suitable for family holidays. Outside: The swimming pool is a substantial 11x5ms with a cold outdoor shower. There is a heat pump and for additional charge you can enjoy warm water all year round. The gardens are fully landscaped. At the front of the villa there is a dining table and 6 chairs (will easily take 8) and there is a choice of 7 loungers with comfortable mattresses. At the rear is a separate terraced area adjacent to the kitchen with a circular granite dining table, six chairs and a floodlit fountain. This is particularly useful if you wish to escape from the sun and sea breezes. On the first floor balcony thre is a further table and four chairs and on the roof terrace there is a pergola and yet more outdoor furniture to enable you to take advantage of the superb views and the late evening sun. A brick built BBQ provides the opportunity to sample your skills at grilling the fresh fish available at the fish market in Albufeira. Utility Room: There is a separate utility room, with a washing machine etc. available for the use of our housekeeper, Isabel. This enables her to carry out her duties without impinging on the privacy of clients. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Our full time housekeeper, Isabel provides a maid service 5-days a week which includes cleaning throughout and making the beds. All linen and towels for use in the villa are provided (not beach towels). Isobel will provide new linen and towels each week. Other: The dining room area is on a split level overlooking the lounge and has a substantial solid wooden table and chairs.

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