Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
This secluded holiday villa is on the headland overlooking the Marina and beach at Praia da Rocha. Madrigal offers complete privacy with it's own heated pool, yet is within walking distance of the all the delights of the exciting seaside resort of Praia da Rocha, which makes it ideal for families with teenagers on a different timetable or groups of friends wishing to sample the local night life as well as enjoy the sea, sun and fun. And you don't need a car at all.
The wide Atlantic beach is only a few yards away where there is water-skiing, sailing, windsurfing, jet-skiing and pedalos, tennis courts, beach sports and many beach bars and restaurants along the lit boardwalk which is lit at night. There are also shops, cafes, a cinema, a casino, bowling alley, bars, discos and every kind of restaurant and much more. With maid service 5 days per week you can relax completely.
There are four 24 hole golf courses, one is only 2 kms away. A short excursion takes you to the Monchique mountains or the magnificent west coast surfing beaches.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Praia da Rocha|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 60 km, Nearest railway: Portimao 2 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Madrigal is on three stories. The main house is on the ground floor with 3 bedrooms on the first floor. The sitting room givers onto a terrace overlooking the Marina in the harbour of Portimão and across to the village and castle of Ferragudo. The views are magnificent.
Access to the pool is either from the sitting room or from the kitchen terrace. Downstairs is a two bedroom suite with a sitting room and kitchenette and a terrace overlooking the harbour. Though accessible by stairs (that can be closed off) from the main house it also has s/c entrance.
|Further details outdoors|
The villa is built to offer seclusion in an exciting resort. Privacy is paramount.
Children are welcome, however the villa is on three stories with many terraces, verandas and balconies and care MUST be taken with crawlers and toddlers.
The Algarve region
Algarve was known as the garden of Portugal, the range of hills and Monchique mountain protect it from the north and keep the temperature a few degrees warmer than the rest of Portugal. The main crop was olives, figs and almonds. Ferragudo, the pretty village close to the marina was settled in Roman times and then later by the Moors.
Its rose red stone castle which dominates the view from the terrace across the harbour is privately owned to this day, Portimão was established within fortress walls in the 17th century and became famous for its 21 sardine factories.
Due to diminishing shoals the fishing fleets are gone and the factories are now closed, one of them, La Rose, is an interesting museum with films about the sardine industry that perished not so long ago.
Praia da Rocha is a very old resort. A watering place at the turn of the century where gentle folk came for to take famous 'Aires das Rochas'. Such people required entertainment and a casino was built, with minstrel gallery and ballroom. Soon villas appeared along the cliff-top and eventually a hotel. The legendary 'Hotel Viola' where spies and secret agents met to plot.
The old Fortaleza which used to defend the harbour houses a restaurant and cafés. The beach has been widened when sand was pumped from the harbour to make the ferry-port and there is a boardwalk for the convenience of strollers. Praia da Rocha now has every amenity for tourist of every age group. There are Folklore Festivals, Film Festivals and Music Festivals. Speedboat races and sailing regattas.
You can go Big Game Filshing, Dolphin Watching or sail up the river to Silves. All from the Marina below the villa. For the night-lifers there are bars, discos, casinos, dining and dancing, ice-skating and bowling and if I have missed something you will find it.