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Luxurious,Spacious Villa with Heated Pool,Games Room,Full A/C-Heating,Internet.

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
Space 6,458 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Beautiful, large, private villa - Well located near Castelo/Evaristo Beach, Sesmarias, Albufeira. - Peaceful Location 10 Mins Walk To "Blue Flag" Beaches,Excellent Nearby Restaurants,5kms To Albufeira

Spoil yourself! Your Family and Friends! Stay in this glamourous, opulent and spacious villa.Ideally located for exploring the historical, picturesque cliff top coves and sandy beaches of the Algarve. Enjoy a combination of actvities: Golf, Horse-Riding, Walking, Cycling, Quad Biking, Fishing or Water Sports.Having woken to a prepared breakfast on the sunny terrace, bathe by the large heated private pool. That evening enjoy a barbeque or have a traditional Portugeuse meal prepared for you by our in-house catering. Savour the excellent food & wine of our local restaurants. Visit the bars-absorb the ambience, feel the hospitality of young and old Algarve.Swim in the clear blue water of the Atlantic ocean.Party to the early hours on the beach or in new/old town.Barter in the markets & listen to music at the Marina.Take a boat trip along the coast.Ladies-Shop 'till you drop at Algarve Shopping. Sit sipping Sangria and watch the warm sun go down over the horizon of the sea.

Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Portuguese
Calendar last updated:
13 January, 2018

About Alexandra

Fun, professional business person.

I have been associated with, travelled and enjoyed Portugal and The Algarve for the last 20 years.

It was the climate, landscape, the "good nature" of the Algarvians" and their appreciation of food and wine that encouraged me to buy property here.

We are very proud of the standard of service, care and accommodation that we offer.

We are best pleased when familes and their friends have a "fantastic" time here and we always endeavour to make them feel as welcome, comfortable and supply them with as much knowledge, as appropriate, to enjoy their time with us.

Why Alexandra chose Sesmarias

The location of this grande and large house is perfect. Walking distance to the beach and yet in a very private and rural setting.

Their are some wonderful local restaurants and bars that cater for all tastes and budgets. Many of the owners are friends and therefore look forward to welcoming our clients.

From here you can fully explore the Algarve, coast (walks & boat trips) and inland (The Alentejo vineyards), nightlife (clubs and bars) or adventure (horse riding, quad biking & paragliding) or ........you can just relax and soak up the local friendly hospitality (coves and beachside restaurants).

It is the ideal location to entertain the individuals within a large group or family or to celebrate a "special" occasion.

What makes this villa unique

This property is private and not overlooked - with a shaded, well maintained garden, front and back.

External lighting available, by night to garden and barbecue area with seating enough to enjoy your "al fresco" dining experience.

The large "L shaped" swimming pool can be heated.

The villa boasts air conditioning (included in the rental price) in all bedrooms, the games room and the living/dining room.

This large open plan living dining area has a feature marble fireplace and a long wooden drinks bar. Really, the size of this relaxing area is quite impressive.

A fully equipped large games room with darts, Snooker (full size snooker table), Pool and table football to enjoy.

Beach/pool towels are provided-less weight in your suitcase :-)

All bedrooms are tastefully decorated and furnished.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Would like to take this opportunity to say we had a wonderful week, you were very helpful as a hostess with the mostest. Your villa is beautiful, met all our needs and is fabulously equipped.-The Breen Family- Aug 12

Thank you for a brilliant holiday, everyone really enjoyed themselves, the

villa is amazing and both you and your son made us feel extremely welcome. Sally Good and family July 12.

We had a fantastic time again, found some brilliant places to eat, some very cheap but still good quality and others, that were excellent quality and reasonably priced. A lovely location to be in. Thanks for letting us stay at this villa, we do love it there-JZ Jul 11 & 12

Firstly can I say thank you for all your hard work in helping us have a fantastic holiday. Everyone loved the villa and area and thank you for opening up your home to us.- Alex Berridge & Friends June 12

A fantastic week, our only regret was not staying longer! You were all so helpful-10/10 for everything
Jun 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Sesmarias in Albufeira

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6458 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bidet
  • *All Bathrooms & En-Suites comprise of Bath (with shower attachment) Sink, Bidet & Toilet.* Bedroom 1,3,4 & 6 are En-Suite. Bedroom 2 & 5 share a Large Bathroom. Ground Floor Cloakroom/W.C. Additional Bathroom off of the Games Room in the Basement.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 14 Persons (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1-Double,Terrace to Pool-Ground Floor Bedroom 2-Double,Terrace-First Floor Bedroom 3-Large Double,Terrace-First Floor Bedroom 4-Twin,Terrace-First Floor Bedroom 5-Twin-First Floor Bedroom 6-Family Room-2 Singles,1 Double-Terrace-Lower Ground
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: A safe. All rooms are air conditioned for heating or cooling. Smoking is not permitted inside the villa. Four floors high internal marble staircase. Outside: Private L shaped heated pool 9m x 8m x 4m with extensive, south-facing terrace. External shower, sunbeds, chairs & umbrellas. Fixed barbecue area with sink. Tables and seating for up to 14 for alfresco dining. Enclosed (by wall and gate), shaded, mature, kept gardens to front & rear of villa. Utility Room: Washing Machine (external Laundry service/Dry Cleaning available) Iron & Ironing Board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linens supplied, incl beach/pool towels. Maid service min.3 days per week (exc. Sundays & bank holidays) Towels changed mid-week and sheets changed beyond a 8 night rental. Personal laundry service available. Other: Games room in basement with dart board, full-size snooker table, pool table & football table. Seating area and adjoining bathroom.


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Luxurious, Beautiful, Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Villa Review

A perfect villa and location for our family holiday of 11 aged between 14 yrs & 75yrs. The villa was as described and beautifully presented, clean and well maintained. The pool area was beautiful with plenty of sun beds and outdoor seating. Melanie was extremely attentive and gave fantastic recommendations on eating out and had great knowledge of the area to make the most of our stay. The in house catering was amazing - highly recommend this option - we had the tapas and BBQ menus and they were both fantastic. The local beaches are beautiful. Scoobys Bar just around the corner was great fun - good drinks, food, crazy golf and a pool !! For a special meal we would recommend O'Marinerhos - beautiful restaurant and superb food. We also had lovely meals at Spot Pizzeria- great pizza, pasta and Mojitos and Jompra - lovely food and reasonably priced. We had a fantastic holiday and would highly recommend a stay at Villa Alexandra.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jane and all your lovely family, I am ashamed that it has taken me so long to "thank you" for your kind and informative review, We are delighted that you all had a great time! We hope that you are back with us again :-)) Best wishes, Melanie
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  • 4 of 5

9 adults & 4 children. All had a fantastic time. Melanie was more than helpful with recommendations for local restaurants,shops etc. Had a great night in with Portuguese fare cooked for us. The villa and pool are accurately described. We would recommend Villa Alexanda to anyone and if we could get the family together again we would return.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear John, Carolyn and all the family, Thank you for staying with us, we thoroughly enjoyed having you all as guests. Glad that you enjoyed your "in house Portuguese" meal experience. Also, that you benefitted from the dining and family entertainment suggestions that we made. We understand that you want to make the very best of your time together, during your visit. Hopefully we will see you again in the future. Take Care,
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Fantastic tranquil and beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful villa is set back from the madding crowd, only a short walk from local beaches and very close to some superb local restaurants (our favourite was Jompra which was a mere 5 minutes walk away). But to be honest we didn't venture out much as the wonderful pool and beautiful gardens were enough of an attraction. The villa itself was really comfortable, with ample space for the 15 of us, and good facilities including an excellent games room (handy for keeping the kids amused). The property was impeccably clean and exceptionally well-maintained throughout our stay. Any issues were dealt with promptly by the lovely owner (Mel), who was also very helpful when it came to organising trips out. We had a fantastic 3 course meal cooked for us by an amazing local chef, which was served to us at the villa for a special occasion, very much recommended.

I would wholeheartedly recommend this property and wish we could come every year! Thanks Mel and the team for an amazing holiday! Emma, Gaz, Ben and Dudley xx

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Emma,Gaz, Ben and Dudley ...... Thank You so much for writing such a lovely review about your time here. My favorite bits were the Celebration Barbecue and cake making, also our excusion to the local market but just having you all around was great! Come back anytime, anytime. Have fun, take care, Mel and us all here!
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Beautiful, luxury villa... fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

I loved my 2 weeks at Casa Alexanda! Such a beautiful house, lovely peaceful gardens and pool... couldn't have been better! There were 15 of us the first week, all ages, and 12 for the second week... so much fun, and plenty of space for everyone to play/relax/read/eat, drink and be merry! Just what you want on holiday.... Shop just down the road so well stocked.. supermarket a short drive away... several fantastic beaches within walking distance... local restaurants galore... and of course the strip for the younger revellers amongst us!.. a fabulous place to be on holiday!... The owner Mel was just so helpful, knowledgable and completely lovely, and the staff who looked after us were all just charming..we never wanted for anything. Highly recommend the visiting chef meal at the villa that was on offer, absolutely delicious!! We could not have been better looked after. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful villa - clean, spacious & comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We could not have wished for a more delightful place to lodge than at Villa Alexandra. There is so much room! It's beautifully decorated (the living room is sumptuous) and the marble floors help provide cool respite from the sun. As does the air conditioning. And the pool... the pool! It's just perfect; L-shaped, with gradated depths so everyone can enjoy it.

There were 15 of us in total; six adults, six teenagers and three kids - and we all had a fantastic time. The villa accommodated us with ample room and was the perfect backdrop to our holiday - a kind of luxurious home-from-home.

The location was spot-on. Local shops a ten minute walk away and a number of bars and restaurants almost on your doorstep. Not that you hear any fall-out from that. It's all very tranquil. A host of beaches, from the all-out water-sports / beach bars / rented loungers type to the smaller, more secluded ones.

As for the hosts, Mel and her team were just terrific. Lovely people; friendly, informative and SO patient and good-humoured with our highly inquisitive 7 year old daughter. They all struck the perfect balance between being there when you needed them, keeping the place clean and letting you get on with your holiday. We couldn't have asked for better.

You can't go wrong with Villa Alexandra - we'd go there again in a heartbeat.

Alex & Mark O'Donnell & Family

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alex, Mark and your little people Wow, you were great fun to have as guests and little Miss was just an enthusiastic delight! The beautiful "Thank you" letter and drawings of all, will remain on my fridge door. Thank you too, for your informative and kind revue. I do hope that we get the pleasure to meet you all again! Best Wishes, All of us! x
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Perfect for our family holiday

  • 4 of 5

We were originally a party of eleven (spanning from teenager to 50+ ) booked to stay in the villa but due to changes for some this became eight of us for which the villa provided so much space. The rooms are spacious, well maintained and the fact that there are so many bathrooms is a bonus. The location was as described and suited us well being slightly out of the town but within reasonable walking distance to restaurants and beaches. The shop is a bit of a hike if carrying very much in the heat but you cant have it all ways .

We were looked after so well by Mel and her team both before and during the holiday, nothing was too much trouble and the villa was clean and the pool which is a really good size was well maintained.

We particularly enjoyed the in house dining and Miguel's the chef's wonderful dishes were a perfect way to learn more about Portuguese cuisine and get to try so many different dishes.

Mel was able to give us so much information about the area which helped us out a lot in terms of decisions about how and where to spend our time and I think we all left wishing we had a few more days.

All the family really enjoyed having Angie's Place nearby and this cafe became a regular for brunch. If its fine dining you are looking for we could certainly vouch for 0'Marinheiro as being well worth a visit , lovely ambience and amazing food.

A big thank you to Mel and her team .

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear K, S, S & the whole W & C family, thank you for your kind comments. We are delighted that you all enjoyed your stay in the Algarve and that we could make it positively memorable for you all! I will pass on your words to Angie and Joaquim ("O'Marinheiro") and the in house team. Hope to see you all back here soon! Kindest Regards M
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Nearest Airport
42.7 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Praia dos Castelo, Evaristo & Coehla
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

We provide "Taylor-Made" Holidays, so that you can Relax, Enjoy and Experience everything that the Algarve has to offer.

Rent this villa for a Self-Catering Holiday Villa for you, your family and friends with full facilities as listed and if you wish we can arrange travel to and from destinations once you "touch-down" in Sunny Portugal.

OR We can accommodate you in as many rooms as you choose, providing Bed and Breakfast and a menu for Evening Meals, as and when required.

We can also arrange Excursions to various Parks and Historical Sites throughout the Algarve.

Or allow us to provide the Ultimate Adventure/Algarve Experience for those with a particular interest: Golf, Horse-Riding, Fishing, Kite-Surfing, Cycling, Walking, Flying or Sky-Diving.

A full itinerary of entertainment or a daily event.

If you are celebrating a "Special Occasion" We can make it memorable, stress-free and Very Special!

Please enquire with your personal requirements.


Praia Da Coelha-(450mtrs) Sandy Cove, reached by a Sandy track. Seasonal Beach Bar.

Castelo/Evaristo-(450mtrs) Sandy Coves backed by Pine & craggy rock faces. Beautiful Sunsets & Fantastic FRESH Fish Restaurant.

Sao Rafael-(2.5kms) Picturesque Grottos.Voted one of the top 10 beaches in Europe. 2 Beach Bars.

Praia de Gale/Salgados-(2.2kms/3.5kms) One of the largest sandy beaches in the Algarve.

5 Beach Bars/Restaurants. Walkway & Wild Bird Reservation Lake. See the Flamingos.


Faro Airport(49.8kms) 40 mins drive. Bus Stop 300m from villa. Mini Bus or Taxi Hire can be arranged to/from any destination. 'Algarve Rail Line' calls at most major towns along the coast. If you wish to explore the Algarve fully, (240kms long from East to West) with it's market towns and fishing villages. Or care to travel North to take in the Mountains, forests, farms & vineyards that form the Portuguese countryside. Day trip to Lisbon? Or the breezy West Coast. Car hire is recommended.


Albufeira-Old Town, Nightlife (5kms)

Guia-Market, famous for it's Piri Piri Chicken (7kms)

Castles/Ruins-Paderne (12kms) Silves (20kms), Loule (35kms), Lagos (54kms)

Marinas-Restaurants, Shops, Fishing/Sailing Trips- Albufeira (3kms), Vilamoura, Portimao (38kms), Lagos.

Algarve Shopping Centre (7kms)

Water Parks- Aquashow (24kms), Aqualand (11kms), Slide & Splash (25kms)

Wildlife/Theme Parks-Zoo Marine (8kms), Krazy World (11kms)

Caldas De Monchique-Mountains & Spa Town (46kms)

Further Details:

Nearest Recommended:

Mini Market-300mtrs

Small Supermarket-1km

Large Supermarket-1.5kms

Restaurants: English-250mtrs,

Portuguese-300mtrs,Indian - 800mtrs, Chinese-1km,


Bank Machine-1km and Bank-2kms

Beauty Salon/Hairdressar/Therapist-2kms


Car Hire:1.8kms

Calender Dates of Cultural Events/Exhibitions can be found in the Monthly edition of "Agenda".


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Sesmarias, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring into Summer
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please note for the security of us and our clients (to avoid spam and fraudlent mail) we only respond to e mail enquiries that provide a telephone contact number. This information will not be relayed to any other party or used unnecessarily.
30% deposit, at time of booking.
Rental price includes full air conditioning/heating/Internet access
Additional service charges:
Cot £25 per 7 nights
Pool heating: £170.00 per 7 days.
Returnable security deposit of £400

Changeover Day:
Preferred change-over day Saturday. However, we are flexible, it relates to previous & future bookings.
Arrival time 15.00hrs. Departure time 10.00hrs.

Notes on prices:
Payment in Pounds Sterling, UK Bank Transfer or credit/debit card.
The above prices are for occupancy up to 12 persons. Please add 9% of the weekly rental charge, for each additional guest, up to 14 guests.
Rental Price includes A/C & Heating. Beach Towels,Internet access. Additional service charges: Pool heating £170.00 per 7 days. Cots £25 per 7 nights. If req: Full English or big continental breakfast €12 p/p, €6.00 (under 12's).
(Monthly, "off peak" long-term rental price excludes bills.)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.