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Beautiful & Spacious 3 to 4 Bedroomed Villa With Large Private Swimming Pool

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 28 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 - 28 nights

About the property

Villa nr Silves, Central Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Rural Location, Only 20 Mins To Some Of The Best Beaches And Golf Courses In Europe!

An exceptional villa on the Algarve. Lovely, large and spacious 3 - 4 bedroom villa, built on one level, with its own large private swimming pool, sun terraces, outside dining and irrigated gardens. Close to the historic Moorish town of Silves and just 20 minutes from the glorious beaches and superb golf courses on the wonderful and sunny Algarve! Ideal for family holidays the property is also suitable for walkers, cyclists, golfers along with yoga/Pilates/painting small groups.

Neil Spearpoint
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
24 February, 2017

About Neil Spearpoint

Portugal property: The property was built new in 2004 by Swiss builders as my parents main residence. Due to ill health they have moved back to the UK and we now rent the property to help cover their costs.


Seville Property: I am an English Architect, married to a Spanish woman, with 2 children and I came to Seville from the UK in 1991. We live in Seville and have used Casa "Los Jinetes", up until now, solely as a weekend and holiday cottage for ourselves, family and friends. It is also used as an outside gym, when I'm feeling a bit flabby (most of the time, according to my wife!), whereby I can get some fresh air & exercise by making or planting something or, equally, for my father-in-law to plow around amongst the orange trees or planting garlic, beans, leaks, onions, ...etc!

Neil Spearpoint purchased this house in 2004

Why Neil Spearpoint chose Silves region

The property was built in 2004 for my parents as their main residence. They enjoyed happy years here, enjoying the beautiful scenery, lovely towns and exquisite beaches and golf courses nearby. For medical needs they have recently returned to the UK.

What makes this house unique

This is a quality villa, built as a main home (and is not holiday home as many advertised). It's unlikely that you will find a better deal on the Algarve than this!

Guestbook comments from the owner

'...the villa...is a beautiful property and in a lovely location. We all had a great time and the boys loved the pool! If it is possible, could pencil us in for...2 weeks next year?...thanks to A. & A. for their..work on the linen and pool fronts' A, UK

'Casa Ponta da Lança is a delight: comfortable, warm at this time of year (Feb/March)...and in a truly exceptional position. We loved it, sitting out enjoying the views...We have no hesitation in recommending the property to family & friends' A,B,J&P, UK.

'We have spent a fantastic 2 weeks here! Where to start? The villa is more of a home, the peace and beauty around us is breathtaking. The pool was used everyday; the fence around the pool left us feeling very safe with the children...we could never do an apartment holiday again. In a 'shell, this has been a fantastic holiday for my parents, myself and my 2 children. Thanks...will be back!' R, Ireland

'Will come back!' S, UK

'Everything has been great! Thanks' A&P, Spain
Jul 2011
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)


Comfortable Well Maintained Villa

  • 5 of 5

On arrival we were met by the Neil the owner who gave us a tour of the property, which is well maintained and comfortable and had everything you could need for a relaxing stay. Lovely views, a number of different walks for our labrador away from busy roads. A car is needed, Neil's directions were spot on and it is very easy to find. A good place to base yourselves to play the many golf courses in Western Algarve. We played Silves a ten minute drive, Pinta a twenty minute drive, Penina a 25 minute drive and Espische ( lovely new course) which was 40 minutes away - a challenging course but well worth a visit, so much so we went twice!! There are a number of varied restaurants in Silves (10 mins) and lots in Carvoeiro (20 mins) which we have visited previously.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This villa has everything you need ! Very well maintained and spotlessly clean ! Owner provided excellent service from directions to the villa, how everything works,local shops and restaurants and a very generous welcome pack ! Would recommend this property and the town of Silves as a perfect holiday destination

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We'll be back

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in Portugal September the 18th for a two week holiday. The first week we travelled the country from north to south. On the go we visited the Douro Valley, Serra da Estrela, Marvao and Evora. But this is not about our tour from north to south but about our stay at Casa Ponta da Lanca in the second week.

Where do I begin?

The owner, Neil, gave us a warm welcome and explained how everything worked in the house.

The villa is great, well equipped and situated in beautiful surrounding with lots of privacy. The telescope came in handy as we were lucky to witness the eclipse of the blood moon during the night. The collection of music is interesting and there are plenty of good books to read. And not to forget the BBQ which is very easy to operate.

Each morning we started with a swim in the pool and enjoyed a relaxed breakfast. Life is good at villa Ponta da Lanca.

The town of Silves is a great place with lots of good restaurants and two supermarkets.

Especially the Piri Piri at Valdemar is a must. We also had great food at Taberna Almedina.

And when you’re visiting the Cathedral in Silves why not try a scone at Café Ingles.

We made a trip to Sagres, near Cape St. Vincent, which has a beautiful beach. But be aware of the waves which can be very high and powerful. We enjoyed the town of Lagos and the beach near Villa Moura.

Our principles is: never go back to the same place, but in this case we might consider….

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Villa, loved our holiday.

  • 5 of 5

7 of us stayed at the villa for a week including 4 teenagers, and had a fab holiday.

Spent a lot of time in the pool, which is a good size and you can actually swim in it. Very clean. Lots of alfresco lunches and bbq's outside in the shade. Also went for some early morning and late evening walks in the local countryside.

There are 2 towns nearby, Silves is lovely, with good places for Chicken PiriPiri and interesting castle to explore.

Messines has a good food market with lots of fresh fish, fruit and vegetables and some small cafes with good coffee and pastries.

We went dolphin spotting one day near Lagos, but although we only saw one, we had a fun trip down the coast.

Lovely beaches not too far.

A great place for all, in this well equipped villa.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ian, Glad you all had a great time. As you had mentioned there: you were happy that there was a good and stable internet connection at the villa. I understand: with teenagers, though you have over 300 days of sunshine a year, along with some of the most beautiful beaches and towns in europe, clearly the most important thing is that there is a good internet connection! ;) Hope to see you again in the near future, Best wishes, Neil
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Good to be back!

  • 5 of 5

It was wonderful to return to Casa Ponta da Lanca for our second visit and we feel so fortunate to have discovered such a comfortable villa in the most beautiful surroundings with amazing views to the Monchique Mountains in one direction and along the valley towards Messines in the other. We received a warm welcome from the owner who was there to meet us and to make sure that we had everything that we needed. The house is clean, cosy and well maintained and has all that you could possible require for a short or long stay. It is conveniently situated for the shops and wide range of restaurants in the lovely old town of Silves and is a pleasant and easy drive to the coast with its wonderful beaches. Being in the central Algarve, it is also easy to reach either the east or west of the region to experience all that the area has to offer. The outside space is particularly inviting with its pretty, enclosed garden and excellent pool, while the house itself is a real home from home. It was hard to tear ourselves away when we had to leave! An exceptional holiday experience.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely family break

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Neil for your warm welcome, we all had a lovely stay at the villa. It was well appointed with a generous larder, it was very clean. It is located in an ideal position, 20 minutes to the mountains and 20 minutes to the coast. Silves was as beautiful as ever. I have no problem in recommending this villa for a family holiday, the safety fence by the pool kept my 20 month old grandson safe and was a weight off all our minds, we would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Low season
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Mid season
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
High season
2 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Mid season
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Low season
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:

25% booking non-returnable deposit paid via bank transfer (details on request). Remaining 75% paid in cash (in € equivalent) on arrival.

Changeover Day:
To suit clients' preference. Arrival after 16:00h - Departure before 10:00h.

Notes on prices:
Extra 5% discount on advertised prices for bookings of 2 consecutive weeks* or more!
THE PRICE ADVERTISED IS BASED ON UP TO 6 PEOPLE SHARING. For more than 6 (up to 8), please add an extra £10 per person, per night.

Note:- Keep in mind: What you see - Is what you pay! Unlike many others, we apply: NO "HIDDEN EXTRAS" (for a/c, internet, towels, logs (winter), electrical use, final cleaning, etc, etc, etc).

Fantastic "Winter Sun" offer: October to March - just £250 per week, fully inclusive for min. 4 weeks stay (mid-stay cleaning, if desired, 10€ p/h extra.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in São Bartolomeu de Messines in Algarve

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 195 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Main bathroom comprising bath with shower & curtain, w.c., bidet & basin. Ensuite shower room to Bedroom 1, consisting of shower cubicle, w.c., bidet and basin. Please note, if enquiring for a large group (7-8 people), this property has only 2 bathrooms, one of which is an ensuite bathroom to Master bedroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Study / Bedroom 4 - 2 Child Bed , More suitable for children though could accommodate 2 adults
    Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , With air conditioning & ensuite shower bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , With air con
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , With air con
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom: with double bed, air con ensuite bathroom. Bed.2: with double bed, air con Bed.3: with twin single beds, air con Study/Bed.4: with divan (IKEA pull out type, can be used as single / 2 singles or double). Because of room size it is more suited for children.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Reliable WiFi internet. Air-conditioning to 3 main bedrooms. Efficient solar heated water. Panel radiator heating to all rooms (excl. kitchen). Cot & high chair can be provided on prior request. Beach parasols, cool box and beach towels provided. Pets are accepted with deposit of 300 euro against unreasonable mess and/o damages. Outside: Irrigated gardens, fish pond, patios & terraces, gas barbecue, outdoor table & chairs, pool loungers, wrought iron table and chairs, parasols, pot plants, wood store, etc. Large (gated & fenced - on request) swimming pool (9 x 4.5m approx). Utility Room: Iron & ironing board. Extra heaters (gas & electric). Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: House & swimming pool cleaned & tidied and fresh towels & linen are changed before & after visits. Extra sheets and pool & beach towels provided and pool cleaned weekly for longer summer stays. Washing machine available for guests, if required. Other: Entrance hall / passage way - antique bench seat. Separate office/study room/4th bedroom, with PC, ethernet cable

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