We spent a great week with our kids and grandparents in Villa Jota, were very warmth received by Jose and Hope, who gave us all necessary explanations for our stay. This villa has four tastefully decorated BR, each with its own bathroom. A quite big living-dining room, a small but good equipped kitchen, and if you are traveling with kids, it's excellent to have wash- and dry machines. The villa has a partly covered terrace with sun loungers, a beautiful little garden and a table + chairs, where we had our meals most of the time. Grilling was fantastic. The typical Sagres wind was not annoying at all, as many tourists say, but was comfortable against the heat! The private pool was a highlight, the kids loved it as the ocean's water was too cold for them. The pool is fenced what we really appreciated having a toddler in the family. A team of maids came once in the week to make the cleaning. A pity was the orientation of the villa (critic for the architect!) because it doesn't have a sea view. The distance to the Martinhal beach was very good though, only 5 minutes walk. Want to buy groceries? Minimarket in Sagres reachable in 20 min. walking distance along the beach to Sagres, at the main street, opens at 8:30 am. The fish market opens Tue-Fri 9-12:30 h (not sure if on Sat.), with plenty of tuna, dorade, sardines and sword fish… We grilled everyday! This is also within 20-25 minutes walk, situated next to the town’s church. For more fish and groceries is the big Supermarket, 20 min. by foot from Martinhal walking along (uncomfortable but feasible) the country road in direction to Sagres. We had our holidays in June, the ocean water was about 18° C, weather 27-30° C/ day and about 16°C/night, windy. The locals recommend traveling at the end of September, as the water temperature rises and the wind gets better. We didn’t rent a a car, as we loved our walkings and the landscapes. We only hired an airport transfer with the yellowfish transfers from Faro to Sagres (110 Km) which we highly recommend, had it very comfortable, clean and punctual.
->Payment: the recommended payment system from martinhalbeachvillas is suitable for UK residents, but for Euro countries a 2.6% charge will be made. Our solution was to transfer directly to the portuguese bank account of martinhalbeachvillas. It was safe and uncomplicated.
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We stayed here for 8 nights with a 4 year old and a 1 year old. The villa was perfect for us and had everything we needed for the children. The fence around the pool meant we could let the kids play outside without needing to watch them.
Villa is perfectly located within walking distance of the gorgeous martinhal beach and the restaurants there too. The patio area with the bbq was excellent for a shady lunch and then to get the evening sun to relax with a glass of wine!
We will hopefully get the opportunity to return.
Thank you to Anna and her husband for looking after us well.