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Luxury Villa with WiFi in Four Star Resort of Ponta Grande

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa at Ponta Grande Resort, Sesmarias, Sao Rafael, Algarve, Portugal - Set in Landscaped Gardens, 7 Min Walk to Sao Rafael Beach

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.

Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Eilish

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!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Galé in Sesmarias

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Main bathroom upstairs has bath, shower, wc, bidet, basin, large vanity unity and mirrored wall. Shower room on the ground floor has shower, wc, basin set in vanity unit and mirror.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The master bedroom has a wonderful uninterrupted view across the countryside, and in the evening the sunsets over the hills are in full view. Bedroom 2 is on the mezzanine level and has twin beds. There are large fitted wardrobes, complete with safe.
  • Books ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • bay
  • caves
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The villa has air-conditioning throughout. This system will also provide heating should there be cool evenings in the winter months. The villa has wifi and cable TV. Outside: The sun terrace has patio dining table and chairs. There is also a small walled private area outdoors with a clothes line. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are changed weekly.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

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Luxury Villa with WiFi in Four Star Resort of Ponta Grande
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

A lovely Villa in a nice complex. We have returned here on several occasions.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ann, 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! Eilish
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Another great visit

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Brian and Ann, you are great guests, and will always be welcome at our villa! Eilish and Brendan
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Wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

Would like to thank Ellish for a wonderful two weeks at the ponte grande resort , her villa has everything you could ask for , even a cool bag to take to the beach .the location is fantastic although not in albuferia everything you could ask for is within walking distance . Nice restaurants, beautiful beaches , having a car is a bonus but not essential , we are already looking forward to our next visit in September thank you Ellish

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Holiday destination

  • 5 of 5

I am just back from a 10 night stay at the villa with my husband and 2 kids (9 & 6). The property is to a high standard and is clean and well maintained. It has 2 good size bedrooms and a fabulous patio. Kitchen is quite large and has all the utensils you need if you want to cook your meals in the villa. The owner 'Eilish' sent us all the necessary information regarding the property in advance of our travel and also offered assistance with car rental. The resort is beautiful and well kept, and the pool is fab a it is about a 10 minute drive outside of Albufeira (and shops such as Lidl & Aldi) and I would certainly recommend anyone staying here to rent a car. Even the walk to the beach is a fair trek especially in the heat. The Zoomarine is approx 20 minutes away and the marine harbor is about a 5 minute drive, from where we did a boat trip to see the caves. There is plenty to do and see around Albuferia. I would recommend this property without a doubt.

Karin (Ireland)

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karin, We are very pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and welcome your most favourable comments! Many thanks, Eilish
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5 stars

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in ponta grande for a wonderful week in June 2015. The villa was perfect for our needs. Spotlessly clean and everything needed for a great relaxing break was provided. The resort is very peaceful with a small shop within walking distance. The pool is very large but a little cold! Eilish went out of her way to accommodate our family and we hope to visit again. We didn't hire a car and survived but in order to make the most of the beautiful area a car would be beneficial. 😎😎

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
On resort
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
On site
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Sao Rafael


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.

Further Details:

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Galé, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
1 Jul 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
9 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 5
1 Oct 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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