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Host: Alice Sequeira
Accommodations: Studios, Apartments, Villas and Penthouses.
Address: Vila Castelo, Praia da Angrinha, Ferragudo, Algarve, Portugal
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Telephone: 00351 282 460 370/1/2
Skype: Vila Castelo Elsa Sequeira (Reception)
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Activities/Attractions: The Algarve is a mixture of breathtaking scenery, ancient history and modern resorts, one of the most popular tourism destinations in all of Europe. Stunningly beautiful sandy beaches give way to areas of rugged cliffs with grottoes and lagoons. Golf and tennis are virtually a way of life here. The Algarve golf courses are consistently rated among the top in Europe.
This is the southwestern corner of Europe and gazing out at the Atlantic from Cabo St. Vincent, you can understand why early Europeans believed it was the end of the world. Its name comes from the Moors who named it al-gharb or "The West". Their distinctive architecture dominates the historic center of the capital of Faro. White washed housing with massive chimneys and castles are evident throughout the region, which is also home to some of the most luxurious resorts and spas of Europe.
Ferragudo is smaller and more traditional than it’s neighbour, Portimão. Located across the river estuary of Rio Arade, Ferragudo is a beautiful village and it really is a very picturesque scene when you arrive in Ferragudo to see the whitewashed houses 'tumbling' down the hillside towards the river front and people sitting outside the cafes around the village square, passing the time of day!
Ferragudo town is embraced by palm-fringed gardens, which run alongside a narrow riverlet up to the main cobbled square, Praça Rainha Dona Leonor. This is a lovely square, with lots of café’s where you can sit for a delicious pastry and a coffee for a breakfast in a morning, or something more substantial at lunch.
Take a walk around the corner onto the quay and there are some more restaurants with a lovely view across the Arade and offering delicious, fresh fish dishes. The aromas from the barbecues outside are very tempting!
If you wander down to the beach nearest to the village (Praia da Angrinha) you will see the rather amazing Fort of São João de Arade. It began life in the 15th century as a lookout tower and then was extended in 17th/18th century as part of the fortifications protecting the mouth of the river.
"The house was roomy and beautifully furnished with excellent facilities and overlooked the pool area. The reception and pool area are very smart and clean and the staff friendly. We have been to Ferragudo before and would highly recommend it to family and friends."
"Stayed at Villa Castelo for a week and really enjoyed the peace & quiet. All the villas are privately owned and some of the owners live there all year round. It was very quiet while we were there and most days we were the only ones at the pool (water was very cold). We stayed in a studio apartment which was plenty big enough for the 2 of us, with very good kitchen amenities including a washing machine."
"Located 7 minute walk from the beach, very calm and with spacious and comfortable rooms. Hotel staff very helpful."
"Concierge Vila Castelo is a classy resort. We stayed in a 3-bed townhouse and the quality of the accommodation was excellent. The properties are privately owned and have slightly different furnishings. Make sure you have access to the lovely pool - not all do. There was lots of space in the rooms, good A/C, a great kitchen and a lovely view from the balcony. The staff in the resort were very helpful with lots of great tips on places to visit and eat out. The resort is well positioned equidistant from a lovely beach - Praia Grande - with lots for the kids to do and the town of Ferragudo which is a quaint and quiet town with some nice restaurants."
General Information: Welcome to Vila Castelo Penthouse on the Beach on the edge of a picturesque character fishing village in the Algarve, Southern Portugal, Europe ... with all modern facilities and very private with great sea, marina, castle and beach views. You'll be within walking distance to all the facilities of the beach and village and across the water by a 5 minute ride by water taxi you shall come across a large town for night life entertainment and larger shopping facilities.
This is an ideal get away for a family vacation, a romantic break, a group vacation or why not stay away from the cold winters of your country and with us all winter at very reasonable rates for long lets and weekly lets during the summer months. It's only 40 minutes drive to the international airport of Faro (FAO) and less then one hour to the Spanish border, the southern California of Europe with sunny warm days all year round. Vila Castelo has an excellent portfolio of high quality holiday properties that we know personally with fabulous location and stunning views. From Studios to penthouses all with pool and reception family, friendly and handy staff readily available.
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"Situated in a lovely unspoiled village. Very comfortable well equipped accommodation close to both the beach and the town. Good inexpensive restaurants nearby."