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Martinhal-Luxury Villa 21

Algarve, Portugal

Per week

from 3892.00 to 11459.00 EUR
The Owner / Manager

Martinhal -

Member since Oct 2012
  • Bookings Accepted:90%
  • Avg. Response Time:44 minutes
  • Availability Updated:14 days 3 hours

BFB's Overview

If Baby-Friendly Boltholes could design resort holidays, Martinhal is how they would look. Having opened in summer 2010, this fabulously well designed villa and hotel resort boasts both sophistication and family-friendly appeal in spades. Plus it is pretty reasonably priced too.

The new resort is a smattering of funky cubist villas, a modern take on a village square, a spa and a hotel set on the edge of a nature reserve near the charming town of Sagres on Portugal's Algarve coast. It's contemporary but comfortable feel is, in places, somewhat reminiscent of a Heals catalogue set with high quality retro-modern furnishings set in front of huge picture windows, often framing views of the unspoilt coastline.

From tots to teens, there's something for everyone in the wide ranges of facilities on offer, which are carefully blended into the landscape so it is easy to holiday in a chic villa by a beach and relax, but also seek out activity or sociability as and when you want it. Its heaven for parents with a fabulously funky kids club and crèche, water sports school, a football academy, excellent tennis centre and good selection of restaurants. The chic but family friendly pizza and pasta place also offers take-away, whilst the glamorous sea front cocktail bar and formal restaurant is perfect for 'date nights' with the help of on-site babysitters (book 48hrs in advance).

As well as the brilliantly designed and well-staffed crèche and kids club, there's an excellent gated play area and a trendy games room stuffed with bean bags, games consoles, table tennis, air hockey etc. Two of the communal pool areas have separate toddler pools which are scattered with huge 'Fat Boy' bean bags that are perfect for snuggling up for a shady snooze, and chests stuffed with kids toys. Plus there's a long list of baby gear available on request (see grey box).

The village square comes alive with families in the evening when parents sip drinks and nibble on dinner whilst little ones make new friends and play on bikes provided in the central area. Most evenings there's either live music or the kids club staff offer impromptu games and face painting, so the usual struggle to keep kids entertained and relax over dinner is totally absent. Plus, if you feel like a night in, there's a reasonably priced meal delivery service, take-aways from the pizzeria or deli, plus handy groceries in the village store.

The stylish but unfussy spa is the icing on the cake and the perfect way to top off a holiday that somehow manages to make parents feel like they can enjoy the kind of sophisticated and chic break they dreamed of before kids, but also take the little ones along and have fun with them too. Plus there's no need to take out a second mortgage to do it!




Accommodation Overview - Luxury Villa 21:

There are around 20 luxury villas scattered around the Martinhal Beach Resort, each sharing use of the resort's facilities, including the restuarants, kids clubs and communal pools, whilst having the benefit of their own enclosed gardens and private pools. Many enjoy lovely sea views and none are further than 8-10minutes walk from the beach or facilities.

Villa 21 at Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel is a stunning yet family-friendly 5-bedroom private villa measuring roughly 3,300 sqft (400 sqm) – it is the resort's largest independent villa and has wonderful views over Martinhal Bay and the Sagres peninsula .It is located on a large 33,000 sqft (4,000 sqm) plot with its own private pine forest as part of its lush garden. The villa offers all the modern comforts of home with a stylish interior. Living spaces are generous and inviting and include an entrance area with an entrance cloak wardrobe, dining area, lounge, second family lounge and play area in the basement, five large double bedrooms and five bathrooms. Two of the bedrooms are located exclusively on the upper floor – both with ensuite bathrooms and dressing areas - handy for keeping cots separate. There is also a study/ library area upstairs, which could house a cot. Guests have access to a large fully- fitted Miele kitchen with large fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, oven and other standard fittings. There is a separate laundry room with washer and dryer. Satellite TV available. The house has underfloor heating, a fireplace as well as air-conditioning. Wi-fi throughout the house. The villa's outdoor areas are beautifully appointed with two BBQ terraces and a pool terrace with an attractive private landscaped garden with a 10m x 4m private heated swimming pool (safely fenced).

Location Information

Martinhal is set just east of the slightly windswept but charming town of Sagres on the Algarve's westernmost tip. It is an impressive landscape where the wild Atlantic and the warm calm Mediterranean meet, backed by a Biogenetic nature reserve and is wonderful in autumn when the winds drop totally and migrating birds make for spectacular sites. The fact the region is renowned for wind has the benefit of keeping it unspoilt and rarely seems to bother the families soaking up the sun around the pool, many of whom welcome the cool breezes. The nature reserve is largely flat which invites exploration by bikes, which can be hired, with or without child seats and trailers, from the hotel, as well as by jeep safari which can be booked via the 'village square' reception.

The beach at Martinhal is made up of lovely smooth sand and backed by a handy beach bar with toilets. There are small dunes that little ones enjoy rolling down and great opportunities for shell collecting whilst the sea is handily shallow to some distance. Kite surfing and eco buggies abound, but there's plenty of space for sandcastle building and it’s just a short stroll to the hotel's pool, beach bistro and trampoline area if the wind picks up. A nice alternative beach a short drive away is Praia Castelejo, which is largely sheltered and offers lovely rockpooling opportunities, as well as soft golden sands and shallow seas. Also nearby, Praia da Salema is backed by a pretty fishing village with restaurants and cafes offering lovely sea views. Just to the east, in the rocky cliffs, there are 140 million-year old dinosaur prints, which provide much fascination for little ones.

Sagres itself is within a 5-10 minute drive/taxi (do book a return as taxi a few and far between) trip from the hotel and boasts a handy supermarket, pretty square and a cluster of decent seafood and Italian restaurants.


Getting There: The airport at Faro is approx. 53 miles (75minutes drive). Taxi transfers can be arranged for an additional cost ( varies with size of party). Faro is served by low-cost airlines from most UK regional airports. Try www.skyscanner.net, which BFB finds is a handy reference guide to who flies where and when.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 14:00

Check-out time: 11:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 0%

Balance: 21 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 14:00

Check-out time: 11:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 0%

Balance: 21 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

Prices are per house, on a self catering basis. Meals can be added at additional cost. Please note: BFB Exclusive In-house/room toy boxes unavailable July & Aug & in high season (approx. 27th June - 4th September) stays shorter than 7 nights cannot be accepted. For 2016 when adults upgrade to half board children 8 and under are upgraded free of charge. Children aged 9-12 are charged 50% the adult rate.

Discount Notes

Rates

2 Nov - 27 Dec 2019 : €3892 /week28 Dec - 31 Dec 2019 : €5215 /week1 Jan - 31 Mar 2020 : €3892 /week2 Nov - 27 Dec 2019 : £3892 /week28 Dec - 31 Dec 2019 : £5215 /week1 Jan - 31 Mar 2020 : £3892 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 14:00

Check-out time: 11:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 0%

Balance: 21 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

Prices are per house, on a self catering basis. Meals can be added at additional cost. Please note: BFB Exclusive In-house/room toy boxes unavailable July & Aug & in high season (approx. 27th June - 4th September) stays shorter than 7 nights cannot be accepted. For 2016 when adults upgrade to half board children 8 and under are upgraded free of charge. Children aged 9-12 are charged 50% the adult rate.

Discount Notes

Who owns this place?

Martinhal is not a chain or part of a faceless corporation, it has been developed by Roman and Chitra Stern, who have young children themselves. Their first hand insight is reflected in small but sensitive touches such as the trampoline placed beneath the beach restaurant terrace, which allows parents to enjoy an evening drink without having to entertain bored little ones.

Fast Facts

Luxury Villa 21 sleeps 10+cots in 5 x double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, plus an upstairs study and walk-in wardrobes. The villa has two lounges and a huge garden with private pool (heated and fenced)

Airport under 2 hours drive

Faro airport is 90 minutes drive away.

Airport under 3 hours drive

Faro airport is 90 minutes drive away.

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

Many beaches are within a short drive

Coast Within Walking Distance

The resort is set on the beach (5-10mins walk) and the resort’s Beach Club is where guests can hire equipment for windsurfing and other watersports.

Amenities within Walking Distance

The shops and restaurants of Martinhal resort are within 5mins walk

Any Pool

The villa itself has private swimming pool. There are also five swimming pools set around the grounds of Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel. The two swimming pools which grace the Village Square and are ideal for families. One generously sized pool spans indoors and outdoors. Adjacent is another smaller pool designed for toddlers. A juice and snack bar offers poolside service. Each of the pools are safely gated and their are beanbags for little ones to rest on and chests of pool toys.

Spa Onsite

There is a spa at the hotel with a wide range of services.

Kids' Club

Martinhal offers a section of kids clubs for ages 2.5-18 comprising 'Raposinos' for 2.5-4yrs olds, 'Foxes' for 6-8yr olds, Explorers & Adventure Club for 9-18 year olds. Raposinos is open year-round with sessions 9.30-12.30/12.30-14.30/14.30-17.30. Prices start for 15 Euros per session for the morning sessions. For 2015 the afternoon sessions are free. Subject to availability. Prebooking is recommended.

Babysitting

A babysitting service is available.

Nursery Gear (additional)

The hotel can provide a cot, sterliser, bed guards and highchairs.

Indoor Toys

All village houses have 32” satellite television with multi-channel selection and video on demand, wireless internet access and an MP3 docking station. Modern conveniences include designer kitchen and washing machine and dryer.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

There is a take-away service available from the village square (5mins walk)

Creche Facilities

For children aged 6-30 months, there is a dedicated crèche offering 1:3 childcare by a team of qualified child minders and managed by a native English speaker. The creche is open year round with rates from 15 euros for the first hour and 10 euros for every hour after. Discounts may apply for sibling. rates are subject to change.

Onsite Restaurant

There's a selection of restaurants onsite.

Stairgates / no stairs

Stairgates can be provided on request

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

The villa has its own safely enclosed lawns and pool.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Wifi is available

Tennis Court(s)

The hotel is equipped with two high-grade artificial grass tennis courts and two glass-sided PADEL courts

Gym Equipment

A fully equipped gymnasium is located in the Village Square.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Multiple cots and highchairs are available on request

Reviews

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  • Martinhal was totally wonderful and we felt very lucky to be there. Our kids had as much fun as we did, & they especially loved the home made fish fingers! The Ocean House was so beautiful & the resort is really well designed. Our only regret was that we did not stay longer!Review dated 25/04/2011

Martinhal was totally wonderful and we felt very lucky to be there. Our kids had as much fun as we did, & they especially loved the home made fish fingers! The Ocean House was so beautiful & the resort is really well designed. Our only regret was that we did not stay longer!


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