We had a great 2 weeks over Easter, super weather and great Villa. Very spacious well designed accommodation, with all the rooms having double patio doors leading out to the lovely pool area was a real wow factor. The welcome pack was also a nice surprise. Having a well stocked local supermarket within a 5 minute walk was very convenient to. We look forward to returning next year.
Had a great time! The Villa and Sesmarias are both nice and quiet. Good space outside around the pool with and without shade, nice open plan living and dining space giving lots of room and the sky box was a pleasant surprise as English tv is rare in Portugal. Good bedrooms and space for everything we needed. Kitchen is modern and well equipped. Nice bathrooms with modern showers and other accessories. Good place if you want to chill out and laze by the pool and also in reach of coastal walks and beautiful beaches.
We ate out at some great restaurants which are local and are priced well for the food which is served, as one restaurant (Bon Bon) has been awarded a Michelin star. Also near the town of Carvoeiro where there are other good restaurants and Café’s. Large English and English speaking community.
Lovely people, great food at good prices, quiet area, great traditional villa with modern fittings and a pool, all 5 minutes from a town and beach, what’s not to like?
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We had the pleasure of staying at Santalena very recently and had a great time. The area of Sesmarias is quiet and peaceful, yet all the amenities we needed were within walking distance – a local shop, bars and two fantastic restaurants, one of which (Bon Bon) has just been awarded a Michelin star! The other – Oregano we had a fantastic 6 course meal for 4 people, the food was amazing and extremely reasonably priced.
Only 10 minutes away was one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Praia da Marinha where we enjoyed exploring the beach, rocks and cliff top walks.
Equidistant are a selection of golf options for those who like to play with some fantastic courses that are very well maintained.
The villa is only 40 minutes (or less) drive from Faro airport or 2hrs from Lisbon, depending upon your preference, and car hire and the short drive was very straightforward.
The villa is very spacious, with a large pool, good WiFi, large widescreen LCD TV with IPTV and excellent facilities. It has a master en-suite bathroom, a further bathroom and a separate WC, all, together with the kitchen have recently been re-fitted to a very high standard – it really was a great place to stay and I can’t wait to go back, I’m already checking the next available dates when we can book!