Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This first floor 2 bedroomed apartment enjoys fabulous views from an elevated position across one of the stunning Costa Esuri golf courses. Sit on the terrace with a glass of sangria and watch the sun set over the hills of Portugal. A perfect finish to the day, after a round of golf, or lazing by the secluded shared pool, swimming off one of the long golden beaches the area is famous for, or shopping or sightseeing in the delightful and unspoilt local towns and villages. Or why not dip into a book from our well-stocked collection of holiday reading for both adults and children?
The apartment is tastefully furnished and equipped with all you need for a comfortable and relaxing holiday - air conditioning, satellite TV and DVD. The patio table on the terrace seats 6, giving you the choice of al fresco dining.There is an en suite bathroom for the master bedroom, and a shower room. Sofas in the lounge convert to beds for flexible accommodation. Shared pool and children's pool. Gated community for your peace of mind and security.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro (Portugal) 70 km, Nearest railway: Huelva 60 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors||
Air conditioning for summer and heating for the winter.
Cot and high chair available from our property management agents, Purple Parrot, on request (small extra charge).
|Further details outdoors||
Patio table on the bougainvillea- and jasmine-clad terrace, with 6 chairs for flexible dining. (Terrace planting is new so not yet shown on photographs!)
4 sun loungers for that essential siesta!
Secluded shared garden with pool and children's' pool.
Own parking space.
Children's' play areas within walking distance.
Las Encinas is a secure gated community with entry barrier and locked personnel gate.
Welcome pack on arrival available on request from our property management agents, Purple Parrot (extra charge).
For larger groups, our agents have other nearby apartments which can be rented together with ours.
The Costa de la Luz region
With over 300 days a year sunshine, this unspoilt corner of South West Spain lives up to its name of the "Coast of Light". Refreshing sea breezes take the edge off the summer heat. Mild winters give way to warm springs, with a profusion of blossom from the January-flowering almond trees to the explosion of orange scent in April. T-shirt and shorts weather through to the autumn make this an ideal all-year-round holiday destination. The first choice of holiday location for many Spanish people, and one of Spain's best-kept secrets.
Some of Europe's best sandy beaches are to be found in the little resorts along this coast, both on the Spanish and Portuguese sides - the Algarve is just 5 minutes' drive across the magnificent new river bridge. The sights and sophistication of Seville are just over an hour by car. Charming, unspoilt towns abound on both sides of the border, with castles and fortresses to remind you of the region's colourful past.
Nature lovers will relish the Dunas de Donana National Park just over an hour away - home to lynx and Imperial eagles.
Food lovers will enjoy the rich variety of fresh seafood, and the much-prized ham from the famous acorn-fed black pigs
Few months go by without one of the colourful and exuberant festivals (fiestas) for which the region is famous.
The golf resort of Costa Esuri is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, right on the River Guadiana that forms the border between Spain and Portugal. Look out for the flamingos, storks and wild ponies as you cross the bridge into the resort. Miles of unspoilt countryside lie right behind the apartment, with rolling, pine- and cork-oak covered hills as far as the eye can see.
Just 5 minutes drive away is the traditional but bustling town of Ayamonte. Take a gentle stroll round the shops in the picturesque, winding (and pedestrianised!) streets. Relax over a drink or a meal at one of the many excellent restaurants and tapas bars in the pretty little squares, or by the marina. The perfect place to try the local specialities of Iberican ham, and seafood straight from the local fishing boats.
The nearest beach resort is Isla Canela, just a few minutes' drive from Ayamonte. Miles of golden sands, friendly beach bars and a range of watersports make for a perfect day out for the family. With sandy beaches within 15 minutes' drive on the Portuguese side as well, you will be spoilt for choice. There are 30 km of uninterrupted sandy beaches on the Spanish side of the border alone, most of them "blue flag".
The Cartaya waterpark is only 30 minutes drive away. Riverboat cruises up the Guadiana provide an opportunity to relax (and eat!) amidst stunning scenery. Go-karting, quad biking, fishing, cycle hire and horse-riding are all available too.
The area is a golfers' paradise, with no fewer than 15 courses (including the resort's own 2 championship-standard courses) within half an hour's drive, both in Spain and Portugal. The Costa Esuri West Course has a links feel to it because of the river, while the recently-opened East Course is a great challenge. Compare them with the new Seve Ballesteros course at Quinta do Vale, visible over the river from Costa Esuri, and with the sensational Jack Nicklaus course at Monte Rei, already rated as one of the top golf venues in Europe. But holiday golf in gorgeous surroundings is available at a host of other courses, at a fraction of the price of some of the well-known and overcrowded courses of the Central Algarve.
The area's rich and varied wildlife make it a haven for birdwatchers. Look out for the storks, egrets, black-legged stilts, avocets, purple herons, flamingos and purple gallinules on the golf courses and by the river, and for the bee eaters and golden orioles in the countryside behind the apartment.
There is a regular walking group that meets twice a week for comfortable-length guided walks in the beautiful unspoilt countryside on the Portuguese side of the river.