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Villa In Ponta Grande Resort With Sea And Pool View



Updated: 12-Oct-2016
Villa in Sao Rafael, Albufeira, Central Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Location, 5 Min Walk To The Beach

The Ponta Grande Resort is on the west side of Albufeira and is only a few hundred meters from the new marina. The award winning beach of Sao Rafael is only a 5-10 min walk away. Coelha and Castelo beach are also within walking distance. The luxury townhouse is set in beautiful gardens,with swimming pool,children's pool,hot tub, tennis court and children's play ground. On site facilities also include crazy golf, garden chess/draughts, games room, library, laundry room, restaurant & bar and internet access is available in the reception area. The resort is very safe with electronic gates for guest access and there is 24 hour security. Our villa is one of few situated at the front with stunning sea views from the private veranda and pool view from the bedroom and kitchen. Albufeira is a 5 min drive away and has excellent shopping and restaurants. The nearby marina offers water sports, cruises and fishing trips, it also has plenty cafes and restaurants. The nearest golf course of Salgados is a 5 min drive.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are a family of 5 and we live in Ireland. We first stayed in the Ponta Grande Resort in 2000. We enjoyed staying there so much, that we returned for an other holiday in 2002 and eventually bought a villa in 2007. We now visit the place three or four times a year and love it every time. We enjoy that you can go there all through the year,the warm climate and the tranquillity of the place.

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Speaks English, German

4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


5 star property a stroll from restaurants and sea

  • 5 of 5

Five star property,this is our fifth time returning to this property,we love the fact that the pool area is spotless and lots of sunbeds and umbrellas there is a bar serving gorgeous snacks and food.The Villa boasts everything we needed to relax and enjoy our stay.We purchased fresh rolls 5 minutes walk to the local shop in the morning.There was plenty of restaurants to choose from within walking distance or you can drive or get the bus the short distance to Albefuria,Iwould highly recommend this property and hope to return again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A friendly, Clean Complex and Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had a fab relaxing week in this apartment, The apartment is very big, clean and comfy. The pool is right outside your door, the beautiful beach is only 5 mins walk away ! Plenty of restaurants only a stone throw away, a taxi service from the apartment complex so was perfect for us with my 6 year old :) It was a pleasant hassle free transaction with the owner ! Would highly recommend this apartment :)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Not overly impressed

  • 2 of 5

When we arrived the villa was dirty and smelt of sewage. We collected a dustpan full of dirt, the kitchen sides needed cleaning, shampoo bottles from previous occupier and the few towels that were provided smelt of badly dried clothes, so we cleaned the villa and washed towels on arrival. One of the sunbeds on the terrace is broken and unusable. The sewage smell we think is related to the overall drainage but we bought and used a full bottle of toilet duck whilst we were there. The towels and bed linen are well over due replacing. I emailed the owner on arrival with photos and the response I received was "I got onto the cleaner but they haven't got onto me" I haven't heard from the owner since. However the staff in Ponta Grande are excellent, the swimming pool is great and the kids loved it. The villa is a good size and well situated, it is right next to the swimming pool and bar with little or no noise coming from the bar area. There are a couple of decent restaurants within walking distance, although I would recommend a car for further exploring of beaches and restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely 2 bed Villa on a very nice friendly resort.

  • 5 of 5

We had a very pleasant family holiday at Ponta Grande, the villa was perfect and provided a great base to explore the numerous beautiful beaches within easy reach. The on site bar and restaurant were both excellent and we made good use of the pool area which was always clean and tidy. Evening entertainment was low key but very enjoyable.We would not hesitate to recommend to anyone looking for a laid back, stress free family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We have travelled the Algarve to great extend and found, that Sao Rafael is the most beautiful area we came across.The beaches are stunning, the area is peaceful and safe and you also are is easy access of Albufeira, which offers shopping, restaurants and night life.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Restaurant : Ponta Grande at 10 Metres Nearest Beach : Sao Raffael at 600 Metres Car: not necessary


The nearest beach 'Sao Rafael' is within 5 min walking distance. It won the award of 'Best Beach in Portugal 2008'. There is a spectacular cliff walk which starts at the local beach and winds its way along the picturesque coastline for several kilometres. Gale beach about a 5 min drive away stretches over a few kilometres and you can walk from here to the next town of Amacao de Pera. This beach also offers water sports and activities.


The nearest Airport is Faro and is about a 30 min drive from the Ponta Grande. Car hire would be recommended to see the Algarve but is not essential.


Albufeira is the nearest town about a 5 min drive and the marina is only a 20 min walk away. Villamoura with its large marina is a 20 min drive.

Further Details:

Ponta Grande is situated in a quiet,peaceful area, perfect for families. It has some excellent restaurants and a small supermarket and bakery nearby. The nearest town of Albufeira offers plenty of large supermarkets, banks and post office.

Local attractions: Zoomarine, amazing water parks and sand sculpture festival are within 20-30 min drive. Algarve Shopping Centre:this complex has lots of shops, cinema, bowling alley and restaurants(20 min drive). There are also a few outdoor markets in the area.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
At time of booking a 25% non-refundable deposit is required and full payment 6 weeks prior to start date.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible. Check-in is after 4pm and check-out is 12 midday.

Notes on prices:
Prices are per week in UK pounds. Please enquire for a price for long winter lets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 12-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The villa is within walking distance of some fantastic restaurants. Even so we have our favourite ones, we still discover new places all the time.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub


  • children welcome ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 upstairs with bath with shower, WC, basin and bidet Bathroom 2 downstairs with shower basin and WC


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with King size bed, built in wardrobe, safe and pool view Bedroom 2 with twin beds and built in wardrobe Living room with 2 sofa beds


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


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The villa has Air Conditioning and central heating throughout. It has recently been refurbished including a new bathroom. The resort has a laundry room with washing machine and dryer, tokens for these can be purchased from reception. The resort has 24 hour security and a gated entrance. Outside: Large sunny veranda with sea view has a patio dinning table and 6 chairs. Outdoor furniture also include 2 sun loungers and a large parasol. There is a small walled private area outdoors with a cloths line. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Maid service is once a week. Linen and towels are also changed once a week. Beach towels are not included. Electricity is also included in price. Free on site parking.

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