We know that you might be feeling uncertain about booking your next holiday with the ever-changing travel restrictions, which is why we've introduced our Travel Restrictions Guarantee for your peace of mind.
Book your next villa holiday with confidence, safe in the knowledge that you can either move your dates or receive a holiday voucher for the full amount paid if your travel dates are restricted by either FCDO/local government advice advice or local restrictions in your destination country.*
The Travel Restrictions Guarantee is automatically included in the website price and can be removed before you book, however we strongly advise you keep it to give you added flexibility and protection.
You will still need to purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy as soon as your booking is confirmed. This insurance should, as a minimum, protect you against cancellation, curtailment, medical expenses, loss/theft of possessions and documents, personal liability and airline failure.
Terms and Conditions
'Travel Restrictions Guarantee' applies to bookings for arrival between 1st May 2021 and 31st December 2021 only.
If there are restrictions advising against travel to your chosen destination country, you will be able to cancel your villa and receive a holiday voucher for the full amount paid for your villa to rebook when you are ready to do so.
If there are restrictions in your destination country preventing you from being able to travel to that destination, you will be able to cancel your villa and receive a voucher for the full amount paid for your villa to rebook when you are ready to do so.
'Travel Restrictions Guarantee' is automatically included in the search results price on the solmarvillas.com website.
The premium paid for 'Travel Restrictions Guarantee' is non-commissionable.
The premium can be removed from the basket if not required. If removed during booking, you still have 7 days from confirmation to add this back on if needed.
For bookings made less than 6 weeks before arrival, this premium can't be added or removed after booking.
The 'Travel Restrictions Guarantee' is non-refundable, non-transferable and non-commissionable.
Cancellation of the booking will also result in loss of the premium paid.
You should ensure you have adequate comprehensive travel insurance to protect you in cases of cancellation for any other reason including, but no limited to, being unable to travel due to airline failure or cancellation, being quarantined for or diagnosed with Covid-19 or unable to travel due to work commitments or restrictions upon return.
Normal Terms and Conditions will apply for ancillary products such as car hire and transfers etc.
All other standard booking terms and conditions apply.
Villa Ponderosa is a newly refurbished villa situated in a quiet urbanization in the resort of Vilamoura and only a five minute walk to the Old Village, the golden sand beach and marina can be explored in just a five minute drive. Set over two floors and furnished to a modern standard, this fully equipped villa has everything for the perfect Algarve holiday. Situated on a corner plot with mature gardens and hedgerow surrounding your private swimming pool, a large covered terrace surrounds the villa, perfect for alfresco dining with friends and family.
Usual day is Saturdays.
March - October is fixed, flexible at any other times.
Check in and out times
Check in: 16:00
Check out: 10:00
Lounge / Diner
Flat Screen TV, Comfortable Seating, Area with Dining Table and Chairs, Sat TV with Multiple English Channels, WiFi
Covered Terrace, Alfresco Dining Facilities, Sun Loungers, Parasol, Lawn, Garden Furniture, Brick Built BBQ, Enclosed Garden
Outdoor Private Pool,
Pool Size: 6.00m x 3.00m,
Pool Depth: 0.80m - 1.90m,
Ladder Access to Pool,
To access the villa there is a path which is 94cm wide along with 3 steps to the villa itself. The front door has a width of 82cm and other doors that access the pool area are the double patio doors which are 104cm wide and the kitchen door which is 78cm wide. Paths from the villa to the pool area are 102cm wide and the grounds are flat but there are steps around. Inside there is 1 step to the bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. The widest bedroom on the ground floor is 72cm wide which is the twin room and the widest bathroom door on the ground floor is 70cm wide. The door into the kitchen/dining area is 78cm wide and the door into the lounge area is 78cm wide. *Please note that although every effort has been made to ensure the information provided is accurate, errors can occur and if you need to find out more specific information about the villa, please do not hesitate to contact us
Faro Airport (FAO)
Vibrant Vilamoura boasts a glamorous marina lined with super-yachts and an array of shops, restaurants and bars. You'll also find four Championship golf courses, a tennis academy, a casino, stunning gardens and divine beaches right on your doorstep - meaning sport and leisure are high on the agenda here. Our villas in Vilamoura are at the heart of it all in one of the Algarve's most exclusive and up-market resorts.
We loved our stay. A family of 5. The place is quiet and 10 minutes drive maximum from all the important places, beach, restaurants, supermarket. Loved the pool and the balcony.
Tue 30 Jul 2019
Villa Ponderosa is in a perfect location, literally a 1 minute walk to the old town where there are lovely restaurants and bars. Outside the villa a little motorised train that arrives every half an hour and cost €6 return and will take you down to the marina where there are plenty more restaurants and bars to choose from. There are also some beautiful beaches. We did have a hire car for our week, so we also managed to visit some other towns, you can get a coach to theses places though so a hire car isn’t needed. The villa was lovely and clean, and the pool entertained the 6 of us even though it is small. We would definitely go back to this villa.
Mon 15 Jul 2019
Great villa, good condition and location.
Wed 03 Jul 2019
Been here twice now and already booked for next year. Fab place, fab holiday.
Tue 07 May 2019
Nothing more say really other than it’s the best villa that we have had and exceeded all our expectations regards
Tue 13 Nov 2018
Lovely villa. The pool is tiny, exposed and a bit of an after thought, but otherwise the villa a great choice. Nice roof top terrace for privacy. Location is the Old Village...pub & bakery/bistro within 100 yards plus a small supermarket & 3 or 4 other eateries within 5 minutes walk. The Vilamoura road train stops opposite 2 or 3 times an hour & is handy for reaching various locations including the beach & marina.
Tue 13 Nov 2018
Loved this beautiful Villa. It was perfect for my family. It was everything we wanted from a holiday. Lovely villa, lovely location, had everything we needed. A great week. X
Tue 13 Nov 2018
Ways of improving would be to replace beds
Sun 06 May 2018
Mr Antony Gerstel
Really enjoyed the holiday in the villa, however, there were two issues 1 - no heating in the lounge so it was a bit chilly in the evenings 2 - on the Friday afternoon about 4:00 pm the sprinklers for the lawn suddenly came on and wet the towels / books etc on the loungers we had placed near the pool. My wife ran into the villa away from them and because of the water slipped on the floor and fell - dangerous to say the least. We think these two issues need to be addressed
Thu 19 Oct 2017
The villa was amazing. Excellent location and it contained everything to make our stay so comfortable. We will definitely be booking again for next year. Fantastic villa.
Mon 18 Sep 2017
Resort was immaculate and quiet. Very British/Golfers but no rowdiness. Would definitely return. Would have liked to find more authentic Portuguese restaurants. Villa was also amazing. Highly recommend. Fully equipped and fresh towels delivered mid stay. Perfect break. Will use Solmar again 100%