Pricing & availability
4 bedrooms, sleeps 8
Notes on prices
- Price includes: Bed linen & bathroom towels; light midweek clean and towel change; pool heating Apr-Oct inc.
- Compulsory extras: Late check-in: 7-10pm = 100 EUR+IVA; after 10pm = 150 EUR+IVA
- Optional extras: Extra Z-bed 75 EUR/week; 3G wifi device 50 EUR/week; travel cot / high chair 40 EUR/week each; pool heating outside April-October = 150 EUROS/week. Extra cleaning, chef, grocery shopping, child care, car hire, drinks delivery service (30 EUR for a 6 litre beer keg!) available on request subject to availability- please enquire for more details.
- Security deposit: 500 EUROS
- Changeover day: Saturday
- Arrival and departure: Arrival from 3pm (please see 'extras' for late arrivals), departure by 10am please.
- Fortnight booking restriction: No
What makes Casa Ilha a great holiday rental
Set on the one of the original (and largest!) plots on the Quinta do Martinhal estate, Casa Ilha is in a fantastic location and has a lovely simple, beach chic interior with incredible views out to the Atlantic Ocean. Spacious pool terrace and gardens, and it's just a 5 minute walk to the beach.
An extended family holiday, two families sharing or a group of friends. There's lots of outdoor space to enjoy - with a lovely outdoor eating area and stunning views.
- Toddlers: Take care on the stairs, cots and high chairs are available (supplement applies).
- Teenagers: Surf heaven! Wifi available.
- Reduced mobility: Bedrooms and bathrooms on ground floor, small step to reach the pool terrace.
Anything to watch out for?
- The property is within a villa complex but is set in a large, independent plot and is relatively private
- The villas and services available are independent from the Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel
- The bathrooms are more simple than the rest of the villa. They are clean and well-kept but just a little dated compared to the rest of the interior, and one of the downstairs shower rooms is quite compact.One of the bathrooms has a shower over bath, but no shower screen.
This is such a beautiful and unspoilt area of the western Algarve, with so many idyllic beaches to choose form. You will find the local Portuguese people are very friendly which makes it easy to take little ones to restaurants in the evenings. These private villas located at Martinhal offer high quality accommodation and suit families wanting more privacy than a resort holiday offers, as well as allowing you to experience the real western Algarve.
Spacious and comfortable holiday villa with a lovely beach chic feel and breathtaking ocean views.
Entering the villa from the driveway, the ground floor is divided into the kitchen and living areas on the left, with two bedrooms and bathrooms to the right. All rooms are oriented towards the ocean with access to the spacious pool terrace via sliding patio doors - this is a very thoughtfully planned villa, designed to take advantage of the privileged location of the plot.
The kitchen is fully equipped, if a little cosy, but with a great breakfast bar and open onto the lounge and dining area for sociable meal times.There is a dining table for 8, and comfortable sofas for relaxing out of the sun. The living area is really spacious and has a lovely, relaxed feel to it - with beautiful views onto the pool and garden and direct access to the pool terrace.
The two downstairs bedrooms are on the right 'wing' of the villa - one with a double bed and another with twin beds. The twin room also benefits from direct access ot the pool terrace. There is one separate bathroom and one separate shower room - you will also find a washing machine & dryer in the downatairs bathroom.
Upstairs is a third bathroom with shower, double sink and WC which is shared by the two upstairs bedrooms. There's one double and one twin room, both looking onto the ocean - what a view to wake up to! Both upstairs bedrooms also have sliding patio doors for direct access to the roof terrace - perfect for enjoying a morning coffee or the last rays of the day, the views across the ocean and towards Sagres really are spectacular from up here.
Casa Ilha is accessed at the back via a huge driveway. There are beautiful, verdant gardens to the side and front of the villa - with palm trees and a really luscious, exotic feel. Also some areas of grass for playing! The villa is oriented towards the ocean, with all downstairs rooms opening up onto the spacious pool terrace, and with plenty of room for cooking (gas BBQ) and dining al fresco and lounging around the pool, all whilst enjoying the simply fantastic views.
The pool is a good size, kidney bean shaped and with handy steps at one end for access and a really spacious terrace surrounding it - a beautiful spot for sunbathing. The outside shower is a useful addition too, great for washing sand off after a day at the beach.
2 double rooms & 2 twin rooms
1 bathroom & 1 shower room downstairs; 1 bathroom upstairs
Kidney bean shaped private pool (heating included April-October)
- dvd player
- satellite tv
- fridge freezer
- iron & ironing board
- tumble dryer
- washing machine
No pets & no smoking please
The villa is within the Quinta do Martinhal estate but it is independent of the Martinhal Hotel & Beach Resort services and amenities. The villa enjoys a relatively private plot and its elevated position affords impressive sea views across Martinhal Bay. The beach is less than 5 minutes' walk where you will find a couple of restaurants. It's possible to walk into Sagres, via the beach, in 20 minutes - there's a handy beach bar along the way in case you get thirsty!
Praia do Martinhal lies in the Costa Vincentina Natural Park, a stunning stretch of coastal landscape in the unspoilt western Algarve, close to Sagres. The nearest airport is Faro, a 75 minute drive.
Nearest village / town: Sagres 1.5 km
Nearest beach: Praia do Martinhal - 5 minute walk
Restaurant: Nortada - on the beach
Market: Sagres and Vila do Bispo
Distance to nearest major transport connections
Faro airport 117 km
Things to do and see
- Wasting a half day sitting in a beach cafe at Tonel, Mareta or Martinhal - take your pick!
- Sunset views from the Fortaleza or Cabo Sao Vicente
- Learn to windsurf or SUP at Praia do Martinhal
- Sea kayaking around the Sagres headland
- Espresso and a custard tart (just one!) at The Hangout
- Market at Vila do Bispo for fresh fish, fruit & veg and bread
- Hop in the car and explore the beaches of Costa Vicentina Natural Park - Amado, Bordeira Zavial, Beliche, Castelejo, Cordoama - spoilt for choice!
- Boat trips
- Mountain biking
- Water Park
Day Trip Ideas
- A day's surfing at Amado or Bordeira
- A bit of shopping and strolling the old town of Lagos
- Try a Jeep excursion and visit the parts of the coastline that other vehicles can't reach!
- Explore the Vicentina coastline by boat, hopefully spotting some dolphins along the way - boat-trips from Baleeira harbour
- Walk or cycle to Cabo de S. Vicente - Europe's most southerly point
The Local Area
The Sagres region is a beautiful, undiscovered corner of Portugal, and one of the Algarve's most unspoilt areas. The area enjoys comfortable temperatures all year round and can expect an average of 300 sunny days per year, with Atlantic breezes taming the heat of high summer.
Sagres is a tranquil, historic town with beautiful beaches, a picturesque harbour at Baleeira, a pretty square, and stunning views from the southernpoint. There are lots of places to wine and dine or simply have a snack - bistro style, pizzeria, typical Portuguese. There are restaurants with fabulous views, and others with sunshades and tables on enclosed patios along the main street where you can watch the world go by. For more nightlife & shopping Lagos is 30 minutes drive away. Vila do Bispo is a 10 minute drive and has a local market.
The geography of Sagres holds they key to its appeal - a remote and unspoiled corner of Europe, contrasting starkly with the majority of Algarve coastline. We weren't surprised to learn of Sagres' achievements...
You could visit a different beach each day in a fortnight's holiday and still have some left over. Some are only possible to reach on foot (bike or Jeep). The beaches facing west pick up the surf - Tonel and Bordeira for instance. For younger kids, the sheltered bays ofMartinhal, Mareta and Baleeira work well.
There are several surf schools based in Sagres.
This area offers excellent off-road cycling whether it's relatively short routes along the coastal paths or more adventurous excursions into the Alentejo wilderness. There are local companies that offer guided tours and route recommendations.
Scooter rental is also possible in Sagres town.
- 4WD excursions into the heart of the heart of the Costa Vicentina Natural Park
- Diving schools based at Baleeira harbour - the ocean waters here are reknown for their clarity and purity
- Boat trips to spot the schools of dolphins that visit the headland. If you're really lucky, a whale sighting is possible
- Have a go at Ecokart landsailing
- Golf at Budens
The fortaleza and lighthouse of Sagres are worth a visit - it's like Land's End but without the tourist-y naff-ness!
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- Mum's - home-cooking, cocktails and a good veggie selection too
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