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Luxury Villa, Very Close to Beach + Restaurants, WI FI, Heatable Pool, Sea Views

Overview

Property

Updated: 26-May-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Villa in Sesmarias, very easy walk (just 500m) to the beautiful Coelha 'Blue Flag' beach

This property Casa Jakatina is a luxurious detached villa. Set in a peaceful, exclusive setting just a few minutes walk from Coelha Beach, just one of the many beautiful beaches found along this short coastline all of which have great facilities and super beach restaurants, There are several excellent restaurants & bars nearby which have a great ambience, excellent food at very reasonable prices. Also within a short easy walking distance is a small but very well stocked nice supermarket. The Villa is set in its own secure grounds with electric gate entry and fully monitored alarm. There are superb sea views from the roof terrace and equally lovely views of the well maintained and beautiful garden/ swimming pool. Air conditioning is installed as is solar heating which ensures you get excellent water pressure in all bathrooms even when two or three people are showering at the same time. The villa is very well equipped which include: WIFI, 40" Full HD LED TV, Blu Ray Player, Bose sound system along with washing machine, hairdryer, coffee machines, filtered water (so no need to buy bottled water!). The Villa is tastefully decorated and 5 days a week our lovely housekeeper Isabel comes in (Tues-Sat) to make beds and do a daily clean. Getting around couldn't t be easier; there is walking distance to a variety of amenities including excellent local eateries, beach restaurants, local friendly bars and a supermarket. Only a short drive/ taxi away (to name only a few places!) is: The old town of Albufeira which has a vibrant, fun a lively atmosphere, suitable for the whole family, Zoo Marine Park, Salgados golf course, Water parks, just a few of the many fun things to do while on holiday. The Villa is ideal for families, friends, groups and couples. Great for golfing, fishing, diving and boating hoildays, as well as a relaxed beach & pool holiday. Air Conditioning and Villa heating is included in the booking cost.

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About the Owner

Mark Newton
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2017

About Mark Newton

We are a busy family with 3 children, growing up fast with lots of extended family who often keep coming with us to join in with the fun we have on holiday. Our holidays are filled with lovely sunny days, either spent by the pool, at the beach or on some adventure somewhere! Many a trip has been made to Zoomarine, the many water parks, family walks along the cliffs, dolphin watching on a boat ride from the Marina or just a visit to a local area in the Algarve. We often visit local restaurants which offer top quality food and ambience at really good value prices. We have had lovely evenings spent at the beach restaurants or in the Villa have some great BBQs.

Why Mark Newton chose Albufeira

The Previous owners of this beautiful Villa arrived in the area back in May 1986, they travelled to Portugal with a view to buying land to build a property. After having seen and rejected several plots in other parts of the Algarve they arrived at Sesmarias one sunny afternoon. A short stroll to the beach 5 minutes away confirmed that it was just what they had been looking for. Twelve plots were available but none had been sold so they were able to pick the best. The next day they paid a deposit and signed contracts confident that they had bought land in one of the most attractive areas of the Algarve and uniquely close to the sea.They 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.

What makes this villa unique

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. Louis and his family will 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. The villa is our second home and is maintained in first class condition regardless of cost.

9 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

5

Fantastic family break

  • 5 of 5

The Villia is close to the minimarket, restaurants, bars and beach yet is also quiet. Roof terrace is very good with lovely views towards the sea Everything you need is provided in the Villia.

We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend this Villia

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic time

  • 5 of 5

This is the fourth time we have stayed at Casa Jakatina. We love this wonderful villa, it is home from home for us now. The villa is equipped with everything you can think of and the pool is simply the best.

We always go out of season as we need to enjoy total peace and tranquility, and we always get this.

The owners make booking so easy and stress free.

We will certainly be returning.

Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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nr Eastbourne, Easts Sussex UK
5

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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5

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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United Kingdom
5

Outstanding

  • 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
5

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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Location

From the Owner

The Previous owners of this beautiful Villa arrived in the area back in May 1986, they travelled to Portugal with a view to buying land to build a property. After having seen and rejected several plots in other parts of the Algarve they arrived at Sesmarias one sunny afternoon. A short stroll to the beach 5 minutes away confirmed that it was just what they had been looking for. Twelve plots were available but none had been sold so they were able to pick the best. The next day they paid a deposit and signed contracts confident that they had bought land in one of the most attractive areas of the Algarve and uniquely close to the sea.They 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

Nearest Airport : Faro at 48 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Praia do Coelho beach bar at 0.4 Kilometres Nearest Golf : at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 0.1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Praia do Coelha at 0.4 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

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.

Distances:

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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid season
16 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£743
for 4 nights
£1,300
 
 
High season
28 May 2017 - 9 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
£914
for 4 nights
£1,600
 
 
Peak Seson
10 Jul 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,429
for 5 nights
£2,000
 
 
Mid season late
10 Sep 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£743
for 4 nights
£1,300
 
 
Low seson
6 Nov 2017 - 24 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
£700
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£1,143
for 4 nights
£2,000
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
On receipt of your enquiry you will be sent a booking form. This will request full details and a 25% deposit. The balance is due 8 weeks before the date of first date of the holiday. Casa Jakatina has excellent bookings year after year, with repeat bookings and is always full during the peak season.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day at Casa Jakatina is Tuesday to Saturday

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

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. Louis and his family will 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. The villa is our second home and is maintained in first class condition regardless of cost.

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

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

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View

Attractions

  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • outlet shopping
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • WC - Toilet
  • 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.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 7 (3 Bedrooms) with cot or 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.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No glass by swimming pool area.

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: 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. 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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