We recently stopped at this fantastic villa with family and friends and had a wonderful holiday. The villa itself was amazing we would go as far to say it has the highest standards and amities than any other we have stayed in. The villa was very large, giving you plenty of space so even being in a group you didn't feel on top of each other when you want some alone time, yet the BBQ area and additional large outside seating and communal areas were perfect for friendly and relaxed social gatherings during the day and evenings.
The owners have gone that extra mile to supply basically anything you could possibly need during your holiday. The game consoles and activity items were a great bonus and helped keep the children amused when the adults want some down time in the evening. Plus the pools were amazing and the kids loved being in there and so did the adults.
The local town and beach is very nice, the beach was clean and great for the kids, there were plenty of cafés and restaurants to choose from and the locals are very friendly and helpful.
We don't normal holiday in the same villa on return trips to anywhere but this villa is a keeper we will definitely return as couldn't complain about anything, we would recommend this beautiful villa to everyone, we already have to our other friends.
This villa has exactly what you need for a large group to stay! My only regret is not booking for more than a week! We stayed in this villa early August with our extended family, It was a great experience all round and we are thinking of booking for next year! The facilities throughout have everything you need for family members of all ages whether is be Sky TV to catch up on sport or the swimming pool for the children, The walk down to the town & getting into the glass lift to make your way to the shops & restaurants makes everything easy to access. Please make sure you visit the café straight opposite the villa too for some very special breakfast toast.. you will know what I mean once you try it. Enjoy :)
This villa is fantastic! 14 of us (all just finished uni) stayed, and the villa was so huge that it never felt cramped. Everything was very clean and nicely decorated, with literally everything you could need for a holiday. The new pool was a bonus too - just finished when we arrived, it was ideal for the sunny days. The outdoor barbecue was well-used too.
Sao Martinho is a quiet town - I'm not sure there'd be a great amount for families with small children, but the beach is huge, and being in a bay means that the waves aren't too strong. We did plenty of walking around the bay, and a day trip to Obidos. Lots of decent restaurants around too.
Antony at Rental Retreats was super helpful, answering every question we had. The price was excellent value too, saving a lot of money on more "traditional" tourist destinations like the Algarve. I can thoroughly recommend Casa Grande!
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I booked this villa back in January for a party of 18 and from the start the communication was brilliant. Antony answered all of my questions promptly and shared information regarding the local area and things to do whilst in Sao Martinho Do Porto. I must admit I was a little worried there had been no previous reviews on trip advisor but as soon as I arrived that was quickly put to bed!
The villa itself is beautiful! The photographs really do not do it justice and you need to see it to truly take in the amount of attention that has gone in to making it a wonderful holiday home. The furniture is modern and clean, the pool is large enough for everyone, and there is plenty of outside seating areas plus two BBQ's if you book the whole villa. There are towels to use and spare suntan lotion if you haven't managed to bring anything. English TV channels and plenty of books if you wish to get out of the sun for a little while. There are plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms and being a party of 18 girls I was worried we would be fighting over the use of the showers but this didn't happen at all!
There is a large supermarket in walking distance where you are able to get everything you need. There is also a daily morning market in walking distance. For ice creams, coffees, snacks and water there is a cafe across the road. The walk to the beach is downhill and you will pass the pharmacy and other small shops and cafes on the way. The beach itself is beautiful! Soft sand and no rubbish in sight; the sea is a little cold but I'm sure that will be a god send after sitting out in the sun for a while. Most people appear to be from
Portugal and I saw very few English people.
Every single person in my party had a lovely break away and it was all made even better by the villa! I would definitely recommend everyone to visit this place. Sao Martinho's best kept secret!