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Luxurious Town House in 4 Star Resort

Bedrooms 2
Space 119 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms 2 Sofa Beds - Sleeps 6 - POOL VIEW

Luxury Large Town House (1,300 sq ft) in very exclusive 4 STAR PONTA GRANDE RESORT.


Air conditioning in bedroom(s) and living room. Terrace overlooking the beautiful pool. Very elegant town house with private entrance, dramatic high ceilings, very large living/dining room, which opens out onto a very large terrace.

The resort contains 64 town houses with large adult pool and separate children’s pool. Tennis, games room (pool, billiards and video games), giant chess. Restaurant with excellent regional and international cuisine, bar and snack bar.

BEAUTIFUL SAO RAPHAEL BEACH (Voted BEST BEACH IN PORTUGAL by only 5 minutes walk - restaurant on the beach. Castelo/Coelha beaches also very close. Centre of Albufeira 5min drive.


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Member since: 2006
Speaks english
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Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi John

We had a fantastic time. It was exactly as you described - in fact, it was even better !

The Sao Rafel Beach, The Old Town Beach down at Rei Dos Meres was really superb.

Thank you so much for the restaurant recommendations - Jompra, Mesue do Salgados, O'Manheiro were all top class restaurants.

The property was very well presented - very clean and lovely to sit outside late at night - very quiet which is what we loved.

Will definitely be back and will be telling lots of friends about this little gem.

Best Regards

Sep 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Albufeira, Portugal

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 119 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Living Area - 2 single bed , Sofa beds
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
  • deck chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • patio
  • sand pit
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The villa is extremely comfortable and well equipped as it has been furnished for our own use and not just the rental market. Unlimited air conditioning or heating is included in the rates shown for your comfort and convenience. There are plenty of kitchen utensils for full family cooking (if you really want to!) All bed linen, towels, etc., are provided for you. Please bring your own towels for the beach and pool. SMOKING IS ONLY PERMITTED ON THE TERRACE OUTSIDE. Welcome pack available. Further information available on our website. Please phone or email for details. GOLF GOLF - Old Course, Laguna, Millenium, Pinhal, Victoria, Vila Sol, Salgados, Pine Clifs, Balaia, Gramacho, Pinta...all within 30 minutes drive.


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Luxurious Town House in 4 Star Resort
average rating of 4.875 based on 9 reviews
Kildare, Ireland

A Definite Must See!!!

  • 5 of 5

Hi John

Just dropping you a line to thank you for all your help in both the booking of our accommodation and the advice on local restaurants, hotspots etc.

We were delighted with your beautiful house and the amenities in the resort we were glad to find at a very high standard. It was ideally located for us given that we had a small child and did not wish to be in the centre of town. We found the beach was indeed beautiful as you had mentioned and the restaurants that you recommended were also fantastic. 2 of those would be top class, the O Marinerho and Dom Diniz. We found the restaurant at the resort fine for breakfast and lunch but the service for dinner was extremely slow and not up to the service of the other restaurants. Then again it was just out of season and the food was still good.

My husband and I were also delighted with the low cost of local beer and wine, you certainly wouldn't get a pint and glass of local beer for €3 here! Mark also found a bottle of red wine in town for 74 cent. The advice given to us was to eat and drink local produce as it was much better value than imported produce and it was spot on. Why go abroad and not sample the local food anyway?

Thanks a million for also recommending the airport transfer, it was excellent too. If it's ok with you I'll be passing on the link for your accommodation as I will be highly recommending it. I'll also be back in touch in the new year to hopefully book again. We were very depressed coming home on Friday (even the 3 year old!). She had an absolute ball and was happy at the beach and by the pool, she borrowed some of the beach toys from the storage space under your stairs and we added to the collection for your next tenants. I cannot thank you enough for one of most relaxing holidays we've had. The photo's on your link do not do the area enough justice. It's definitely an area to be seen in person.

  • Review Submitted: 01/10/2009
  • Date of Stay: September 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I like to give clients as mch information as possible. I have been to the area about 20 times and know the best restaurants, bars, trips (day trips, water parks, water sports etc.,). I also supply information on the best car hire options I have found and taxi/minibus transfer options. I always try to be as accurate as possible as misleading a client is the last thing an owner wants to do. The area is quite amazing which makes it easy to please almost all clients.
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Definitely would recommend near on a 5☆

  • 5 of 5

The villa was absolutely immaculate, smelled lovely and fresh as you entered into beautiful traditionally decorated dinning/longe area.

Kitchen had absolutely every utensil you would need if you wished to cater for yourself as we was spotless.

2 toilets one with shower and one with bath shower and beedi sll good sizes.

Main double room was spacious lovely sized bed with nice bed linen had air conditioning which was fabulous.

Room 2 had twin beds basic but ideal.

Lounge spacious and has TV wifi dvd player and other bits but you definitely need a course in how to work it all (instructions definitely need to be left for those of us like me who is not good with technology) ......

Patio ideal and south facing so sun all day long with a table and 6 chairs and 3 comfortable loungers lovely.

Ponta Grande resort - reception staff couldn't do enough for you, barman very attentive and waitresses in restaurant very good and friendly. During the daytime for rhe snack/lunch times they appeared slightly short on staff but not a major issue.

Restaurant food delicious lunchtime snacks basic but fine.

Bar great choice of drinks lots of various types of spirits and lagers etc.

Pools were amazingly clean and just delightful when you need to cool off. Sun umbrellas could do with a little updating but again not a major issue..

To get about to the Old Town you would need a taxi costing €9 but worth it. Taxis are called by reception staff and are there within 10-15 min - 8pm is a busy time so you may wait 30 min.

Beaches - one is astraight down from the resort 10-15 min walk and is shielded from the wind with one restaurant very nice.

Galo beach is a short taxi ride costing €7 and has 3 restaurants all very nice beautiful food all fresh although staff tend to ponder more over locals as opposed to tourists and need to learn to smile a bit more especially when your paying good money but that's just my personal opinion having been in the restaurant trade some yes ago.

All in all I would definitely go back as this was a very relaxing break for my mother and I. There were a few families with children all age groups and this resort definitely appeals for families as such...

I thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely recommend to others who wish for a chilled relaxing slow paced holiday kids and all.

Villa is a credit to the owner definitely. ..

Thank you for a lovely time...

  • Review Submitted: 03/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review. Thank you so much. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay so much. I will add instructions for working TV, WiFi, NetFlix. Currently working on a welcome book which will have everything a guest needs to know. Regards John
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Fantastic ! House, Resort and Beaches were all beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Really recommend staying here. The folliwing restaurants are top class. Dom Dini 5 minute walk, OMarinheiro 7 minute walk, Museau do Salgados 5 minutes by taxi.

The resort restaurant was also excellent - great food and good buz around.

  • Review Submitted: 21/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean and comfortable, lovely pool and beaches

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in John's lovely villa. The terrace was great for sunbathing as it faces the sun all day. The layout of the villa was just right for our family of four with everything we needed on hand. Sao Rafael beach is beautiful and we enjoyed some lovely local walks especially discovering the secret beauty of Praia da Ponta Pequena.

We pretty much had the pool to ourselves as the water was at April temperatures but it was lovely to sunbathe and read beside. We rented a car from Faro Airport for the week and so able to drive into Albufeira and shop at Lidl etc. which is about 3km away. We enjoyed meals at O Marinheiro (local-quite posh) and O Jorge's (3km-cheap piri-piri etc.)

Thanks for a lovely time. Hope to return to the Algarve again next year!

  • Review Submitted: 24/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

John was very helpful during the booking of our stay and provided information aplenty.

The villa was clean, smart and had all that we required for a thoroughly relaxing stay. The resort was well laid out and we found staff friendly. The on site restaurant was pleasant and the service was good.

We had been to the area before and would certainly stay again at Ponto Grande resort and hopefully at Johns villa which we found well located for the sun and not too near the pool, best of both worlds near enough to people watch but not close enough for noise to be an issue.

Among others we enjoyed Praia Grande restaurant near the beach ( 5 mins walk)with views of the sunset whilst you ate.

Thanks John

  • Review Submitted: 06/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. I am delighted to hear you had a great stay. It's always a very good sign to see guests returning again and again. The resort pools have since been retiled and the bar/restaurant renovated. The place is looking superb now. Regards John
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Home from home - a fab villa with all you need!

  • 5 of 5

Ponta Grande Resort has ideal location in that it is 5 mins from everything ie supermarkets, restaurants, beaches, Old Town, but yet peaceful and relaxing as it is set in its own grounds away from all the hustle and bustle. Staff are extremely friendly as are all the people in this area. Pool is lovely and spacious with lots of sun loungers and aqua exercises each morn and eve. Free wi-fi at reception for teens who want to contact friends. Tennis, pooltable, games room for all ages and kids club am and pm for the younger ages. Entertainment nightly until 12pm. Villa 26 is very clean and well positioned in the resort itself. It has had a lot of thought put into it in terms of welcome pack on arrival, lots of glasses, delph, pots etc and even coolbag for your beachtrips! Large TV with lots of english channels and music system to listen to whilst sipping your cocktails on the large southfacing veranda which is private because of a few well positioned plants, yet overlooking the pool area. The owner - John - has a fantastic report prepared of the area all of which we did and highly recommend as we were there for 3 weeks! Check out When you view this you will have some comprehension of the details and thought put into his villa. We particularly enjoyed Jombra restaurant (3 visits) and El Marinehero (twice) both within walking distance of resort. Great walks around the area along the seacoast or just take off along the side roads and feast your eyes on some of the large isolated villas! A nice walk is directly towards Gaia beach - on your way you can stop at the many small cafes. On your return you can pop into Appolonia (similar to M & S) and pick up some beers (approx €2.50 for 6) or wine (€2-5) some nice pastries etc. They also do take away which you pre-order for nights you dont feel like going out..Great Chinese as well for this idea a few yards from resort. Old Town is 5 mins drive or €5 cab. Great buzz and lots of restaurants to choose from as well as lots of bars and clubs with entertainment. Great to sit and people watch.. Fab beaches here as well but particularly loved the one further down from Old Town and the little fish restaurant with its jugs of white sangria. A must have!! For the days your feeling active then visit aquashow, zoomarine (swim with the dolphins), family funday from Villamoura (15mins by car) incl fishing, visiting caves, kayaking, beach bbq with beer wine water or soft drink. In short a great hol!!

  • Review Submitted: 13/08/2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback. Delighted the holiday went so well.
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Nearest Airport
38 Kilometres
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
IP1 (A22)
Nearest Beach
700 Metres
Sao Rafael
Car: not necessary

The BEACHES of São Rafael, Coelha are incredible ! and only 5 minutes walk. Many other beautiful Algarve beaches are within very easy reach. You are also situated just a 5 minute drive from Albufeira old town centre and its famous Fisherman's beach. Taxi (about €6) into the town or public bus is also available from the resort making car hire not essential. As well as restaurant, snack bar, supermarket available on the Resort, other restaurants and shops within 5/10 minutes walking distance. New 'Algarve Shopping' complex with cinema and bowling - 5 min. drive. BBQ and live entertainment in high season. Reception can arrange taxis, discounted golf, day trips to local attractions including Splash & Slide, Zoo marine, boat trips, excursions etc. Staff are efficient and friendly and make you feel very special. This is not a complex - it is a 4 STAR resort and you realise it as soon as you arrive. This is exclusive, luxury at it's best !


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$87.86

A cleaning charge of €55 is charged on all reservations and an additional €45 for a change of linen / towels during your stay.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.