Villas near the beach

A shortlist of 10 villas that are within easy walking (driving if it’s too hot!) distance from the beach, in no particular order.

Canta das Vagas, next to Praia da Luz

Canto das Vagas, Praia da Luz.  The names means ‘song of the waves’.  Being able to see the sea is one thing, but being able to hear it is quite another.  This villa is simply furnished but enjoys a fabulous location, literally just across the road from the beach at Praia da Luz which is a very attractive sandy beach and excellent for children.  There is a pool at the house, restaurants and shops are an easy walk.  Details are here.

Linucia, next to Praia da Gale

Linucia, next to Praia da Gale

Linucia, just next to Praia da Gale: the garden leads directly onto the beach, but being above the beach assures privacy.  A quite unique villa built around the pool with a lovely sun terrace, tennis court and boules.  More details are here

Villa La Tosca, near Bordeaux

Villa La Tosca, near Bordeaux

La Tosca, close to Bordeaux with a lovely garden that leads straight out onto the beach, on the spectacular Atlantic coast in the enchanting Bassin d’Arcachon.  It sleeps up to 16 and was recently completely renovated and refurbished to the very highest standard.  More details are here.

La Pereza, near Marbella Club Hotel

La Pereza, near Marbella Club Hotel

Close to the Marbella Club and Puente Romano Hotel, in a beautiful garden, the whole property is elegantly furnished. The garden is a few feet above the beach which ensures privacy.  More details are here

Timosa, Vale do Lobo

Timosa, Vale do Lobo

Timosa: in a superb location in Vale do Lobo, with the beach literally adjacent and the famous Praca nearby with restaurants, bars and clubs, a very comfortable family home with good pool and lovely views. More details here

1064, by the sea in Vale do Lobo

1064, by the sea in Vale do Lobo

Also right by the sea (about 50 metres across grass to the beach) is this superb house, one of the best in Vale do Lobo, with stunning interiors and superb equipment throughout.  More details here