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Algarve, Quarter Share properties

The ‘Four Owner Scheme’ or fractional ownership or quarter share at Pestana Golf Resort in Carvoeiro, Algarve uses the wonderfully simple scheme of rotation. Along with three other independent parties you own a luxury freehold property at Pestana Golf Resort, each quarter secured by individual title deeds.

1 bedroom quarter share apartments start at €55,000
2 bedroom quarter share apartments from €65,000
2 bedroom quarter share linked villas €132,950
3 bedroom quarter share linked villas at €145,900

This well proven quarter share system considerably reduces the cost of ownership as it is split into four quarters with each party using the property for thirteen weeks of the year. This golf resort will let your property for the periods that you don’t want to personally use and of course you can sell your investment at any time.

Every quarter share property is sold fully furnished and the professional management team takes care of the maintenance and administration of your property. As a freehold property owner you benefit from special golf rights during your ownership periods.

The Gramacho course is a uniquely designed 18 hole course with 27 varied greens that enable the golfer to play the same course several times with different greens and new challenges. The positioning of the tee markers helps to increase this variety still further. A challenging 72 par over a more-than-sufficient length of 6,107 meters.


The Pinta Course is one of the best-designed courses in Europe. It is a Championship course with an exceptional layout design. It has earned a deserved reputation for the outstanding level of maintenance of the course, and its design, which makes it a challenge to golfers of all standards. The course is 6,115 metres in length and is a par 71.



Resort Facilities include the Pinta or Gramacho clubhouses, restaurants with views over the fabulous golf courses and the misty blue backdrop of Monchique Mountain. Entertainment Sports include a large outdoor swimming pools with small children pool also. A driving range, artificial grass tennis courts and 1 multiple court for football or basketball.

For further information on fractional ownership or quarter share at Pestana, Carvoeiro Golf email us here


Pay Your Property Deposit by Card

How to beat the currency exchange system with credit card payments on property purchases.

Pay your overseas property deposit with a credit, or debit, card and get a better rate of exchange than you would by using the card abroad.

If you find yourself in the fortunate position of being able to buy that property abroad, and you need to place a deposit on the property to secure the one you want, then there is an answer.

Pay your initial deposit with your debit, or credit, card.

However, before you get too excited, consider this. I was in Spain recently and used my UK Bank debit card to draw some Euros at the “Hole in the wall”. I drew money on two consecutive days. The exchange rate between the pound and the euro had barely altered, but one bank gave me 1.19 euros to the pound. The other bank gave a rate of 1.23 euros to the pound. If, like me, you suffer from terrible thirst when it’s hot and you need £200 to pay for the drinks, the difference is €8. “Just €8!” I hear you say.

Well change that figure of £200 to £3000 as a house deposit and the difference between one bank’s foreign exchange rate and the other’s is now €120. Not a huge amount, but still worth saving.

FX-Foreignexchange have a facility, through their currency exchange partners, where you can now pay your initial deposit to secure a property abroad by using your debit or credit card. You get an even better rate than the banks can offer. It’s a safe way to pay and painless.

Just call FX-Foreignexchange on 0044 (0)1480 458400, (or email for them to contact you from here) , register your details with them, give them the details of where you want your deposit to go, and they take the payment in your local currency, change it, and send it to the account you’ve asked for it to be sent to.

Paying your overseas property deposit couldn’t be easier. You may even want to spend the money you save on a special dinner to celebrate how clever you are!

A couple of little things, FX-Foreignexchange can’t take card payments over £10,000, and they can’t take less than £2500. On the basis that most initial deposits for new homes abroad are €3,000, or £2,500, this shouldn’t present a problem.

The other area to consider is if you use the same company to change your further stage payments, the difference when using my example, is €1,200 when you change £30,000.

That’s a bit more interesting than the €8 I saved!

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Selection of European Luxury Villas for Sale

Looking for that exclusive luxury villa?


luxury villas for sale in Quinta do lago, Algarve

luxury villa for sale in Quinta do lago, Algarve

Gatehouse-Elite have a large selection of worldwide luxury villas for sale including this beautiful mansion in Quinta do Lago, Portugal.

View from luxury villa for sale in Quinta do Lago

View from Luxury villa for sale in Quinta do Lago, Algarve

Available at €6.5m, this Quinta Property is a wonderful example of a beautifully appointed villa, sitting on the edge of the golf course, with golf rights included. As you might expect, this recently built villa boasts supreme luxury with a high quality finish. Set in tranquil surroundings with views straight down a beautifully manicured fairway in the highly exclusive resort of Quinta do Lago. The original stone features are balanced beautifully with the practicality of modern living. More information on this luxury villa…

The local office for Gatehouse-Elite is managed by Gary Thomas, who will be happy to provide a selection of luxurious Algarve properties to choose from. Gary offers properties for sale in the Algarve, including Quinta do Lago, Pinheiros Altos, Vale do Lobo, Vila Sol and Carvoeiro.

 t: 00 351 289 355 433.

To view a greater selection of properties for sale above €1m, visit

Overseas Bargains for sale

Gatehouse International have cheap bargain properties for sale, overseas.

Gatehouse International have teamed up with property agencies and banks from all over the world to be able to offer the cheap bargain properties for sale, that the buyers seem to be craving at the moment.

As these properties for sale, tend to sell to quick decision makers, we recommed that you let us know that you would be interested. All you have to do is fill in the short form below, let us know which area of the World you are interested in, and we will mail you with the bargains, reposessions and distressed properties for sale, as they become available.

By way of example, we recently offered 2 brand new villas for sale on the World renowned Polaris World resort. The 2 lucky buyers saved 190,000 euros and paid just 280,000 euros. A saving in the region of 40%. “The catch?”, I hear you say….. well, there isn´t one. They were on great plots and in one of the lovely Polaris World resorts near Murcia, Spain.

So, if you are looking for a cheap bargain property for sale anywhere in the world, just let us know who you are and what you need. We will let you know as soon at they become available. We currently have over 6000 properties for sale.
The rest, as they say, is up to you.

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