Villa Esmeralda: Your Castle in the Algarve
Situated on a hillside with views to the Atlantic Ocean, Villa Esmeralda offers a unique property ownership opportunity in the heart of Portugal’s Algarve region. Its central location is just a short drive to Vilamoura and its beautiful beaches, world-class golf courses, exclusive restaurants and nightclubs, luxury marina and high-end shopping centers and boutiques.
Covering almost 4,000 m2, the lush grounds and manicured gardens feature plenty of outdoor living space, including a large rooftop terrace with 360 degree views of the area. Entertain on one of the many covered terraces and balconies, enjoy a meal on the dining terrace or relax in the infinity saltwater pool that gives way to panoramic views of the countryside. The choice is yours. For those seeking privacy, the plot is completely fenced and uses a video system to monitor those who can access the property.
The main floor houses two spacious living and dining areas, two fireplaces, a cozy home office with a built-in computer table and access to the villa’s outdoor areas. The gourmet eat-in kitchen is a culinary dream, boasting granite counter tops, high-end stainless steel appliances and pantry-fitted cabinets. The villa also comes complete with a table tennis area off the garage, and a modern party room complete with disco lights and bar area. The home is also pre-wired for a home cinema.
A six-person elevator gives access to the upper floors, which contain four to five spacious bedrooms, each with fitted wardrobes and private balconies. Four of the villa’s six bathrooms are en suite, and feature high-end accessories, spacious showers and invigorating spa tubs.
No detail has been spared in the design and construction of Villa Esmeralda. The residence also features a built-in two-car garage, with automatic gates, a wet or dry sauna, waterfall, tropical fruit trees, an indoor laundry room, plenty of storage space, spacious pool house, BOSE surround sound system, two large, flat-screen televisions, vaulted ceilings, radiant in-floor (underfloor) heating, security system and open floor plan that takes advantage of the breezes coming off of the ocean.
There is also a well, with water filter systems in place, an osmotic water filtering system for drinking water, solar panels, air conditioning, automated garden watering, Italian flooring throughout and magnificent views over the Atlantic.
Price is by application, but this has to be one of the premiere properties in Portugal and perhaps one of the most desirable residences on the Algarve as a permanent home, not just as a vacation home.
About the Algarve and Vilamoura
Portugal’s Algarve region is one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations. Over 10 million visitors are drawn there each year to enjoy the the region’s extensive coastline, idyllic beaches and mild climate.
Although the Algarve is one of the wealthiest areas of Portugal, it is a surprisingly affordable place to live or to visit. The cost of living is surprisingly low given the quality of the environment. There are hotels and resorts across the region to accommodate any budget, including many luxury hotels. The diversity of the region contributes to its popularity. There are resorts, hotels and activities designed for family fun as well as those more suited for singles and couples. Visitors can choose to be in the heart of the action or enjoy a more subdued and quiet holiday, but more and more, visitors are choosing to make their permanent home in the region.
There is an endless supply of activities for outdoor enthusiasts in the Algarve. Nature lovers can explore the limestone caves and grottos that dot the area, bird watch at the 170 square km Ria Formosa lagoon nature reserve or hike along one of the many trails throughout the Monchique mountain range. The 200 km coastline offers a variety of watersports from sailing to surfing and water parks to suit all ages, and golfers can choose from over 30 world-class golf courses. Vilamoura in the parish of Quarteira houses one of Europe’s largest marinas, offering resort-type amenities and over 1,000 boat slips.
The Algarve is also known for its vibrant nightlife, offering plenty of bars and nightclubs, as well as its endless variety of restaurants. Because of its coastal location, fresh seafood finds its way into many of the region’s dishes. There is no shortage of galleries and boutiques for shoppers, many of which feature ceramics and pottery made by local artists.
Although the native language here is Portuguese, there is no real language barrier for English speakers as most natives are fluent in English as their second language and many businesses operate in English.
With its breathtaking natural resources, variety of activities, mild climate and low crime rate, the Algarve should remain a top holiday destination for generations to come.