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5 Bedroom Seaside Villa in Zambujeira do Mar

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 10

Casa da Laginha is a villa which stands on top of a cliff in Zambujeira do Mar with spectacular panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. The house has been completely renovated, redecorated and impeccably furnished. The house offers spacious accommodation and is ideal for a large family or 2 families to share. 4 bedrooms and 1 bathroom on the first floor, 1 twin bedroom and shower room on the ground floor. Two of the bedrooms have verandas overlooking the sea and the main bedroom has a private large terrace. The centre of the picturesque village of Zambujeira do Mar is only a 5 minute walk with its bars, outdoor cafes and excellent restaurants. Three beautiful beaches and a rock pool are also just a short walk away. Due to its idyllic situation, the house catches the Atlantic breeze making air conditioning unnecessary. Once you arrive, you will find that use of the car is unnecessary except for exploring the countryside and neighbouring towns.

Who will enjoy it: Beach lovers who want to get away from it all and enjoy the rustic appeal of this charming, unspoilt and still unknown area, away from the bustle and over development of the Algarve.

We particularly enjoy the simple pleasures of being able to walk across the cliffs to secluded beaches and to wander down to the village to sample local produce fresh from the daily market. In the evenings there is a variety of bars, cafes and restaurants all at reasonable prices. Go to the Hamock Bar for the best 'Caipirinhas' in town! You'll be glad you only have to walk back home.

Our children love going to the main 'cool' beach where 'Baywatch' lifeguards monitor the progress of young bodies surfing, swimming and playing volleyball. We prefer to go to a secluded beach, 5 minutes walk from the house, (176 steps) which is 'cleansed' by the sea on a daily basis.

The house is the best place to 'chill out' and enjoy stunning views and amazing sunsets, while enjoying a drink or two on the upper terrace.

Who won't enjoy it: If you like crowds, lots of tourists and noisy night life, Zambujeira is not for you... It is certainly not boring, but OK and Hello magazines have not discovered the place yet (thank God). In fact you probably won't see any other 'Brits', as there are no hotels nearby !

There is an excellent 'Algarve Shopping Centre' in Guia, near Albufeira in the Algarve, with a variety of first class shops, (1-1/2 hours drive). If the children insist, you could link the shopping to a visit to the nearby Aqualand and Slide & Splash water parks.

Inland are the Monchique mountains (1-1/2 hours drive), where you can enjoy the best chicken 'piri-piri' in the world together with some of the renowned Alentejo wines.

There is an international music festival which takes place every year in the estate of Casa Branca outside Zambujeira at the beginning of August, which attracts crowds of around 30,000 young people and has featured international bands like Jamiroquai, Molokko, Portishead and P.J. Harvey.

What to do: Imagine Cornwall but warmer, less crowded, with better and cheaper food, wine and restaurants.

If spending the day on the beach and chilling out in the evening on the terrace is not enough, water sports, horse riding, cycling, mountain biking, canoeing, fishing and bird watching are all in the vicinity. We particularly like going for walks along the rock cliffs facing the Atlantic with spectacular views and sunsets.

The location of the house is perfect for children of all ages (we never see ours except at meal times) as both beaches, bars and restaurants are all within walking distance.

Sailing is available in Lagos, 40 miles away, where we sail our own Dart catamaran across lovely Lagos bay. Yacht charters are available through the Lagos Marina.

There are 4 major golf courses within an hour's drive: Palmares is 50 mins, Penina 60 mins, Parque da Floresta 50 mins and the Algarve's latest and most stunning course, Boa Vista is 45 minutes away.

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Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
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Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018


Zambujeira do Mar Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Main Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk beds
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • 2 doubles 3 twins, one of the twins with full size bunk beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Changeover day is usually on Saturdays but we can be flexible depending on bookings. Check-In: 5:00 p.m. / Check-Out: 10:30 The house will be thoroughly cleaned before and after each booking. Linen and towels are provided (EXCEPT BEACH TOWELS WHICH YOU MUST BRING WITH YOU). We insist that on two week rentals or longer the housekeeper will come in on Saturday to change the towels and the bed linen and will also give the house a general clean at an additional cost of 75 Euros. Laundry service (washing and drying) available only through the housekeeper upon request. Other maid services can usually be arranged for an additional charge paid locally. Lisbon Airport is 125 miles away. (2-1/2 hours drive) Faro Airport is 80 miles away. (1-1/2 hours drive)


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(9 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews

Fabulous home! All the kitchen amenities were provided ie dishes, cutlery, glasses, etc

  • 5 of 5

This home is located in a beautiful small community and is within walking distance of everything. The bbq in the backyard was a great bonus! The linens on the beds were fantastic as well as the giant & soft bath towells! Great view, from the bedroom decks!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Wayne for your very kind comments. It was a pleasure having your party staying at Casa da Laginha and we are always very happy when our guests enjoy our holiday home and Zambujeira do Mar, as much as our family does. Have a safe journey home and we hope to see you again. Fernando & Jennifer
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Fun in Zambujeira

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week with all the family in this property. It was well equipped and coped fine with the 11 members. We had a very enjoyable time there.The only downside was that there were only two bathrooms but this was a minor issue. Zambujeria and surrounding places are delightful and make a good setting for a wonderful holiday. There are plenty of good restaurants nearby and lovely beaches. An excellent holiday venue for families.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just some.more details to be 5 star

  • 4 of 5

Property is excellent and well located. Amazing views by the sea and the pics are real.

Some more customer care: a welcome pack with fruit and water...nadpkins and garbage bags as are essential. Also the cleaning team must pay more attention on some details, like spider nets or dead ants at the fridge door. Btw...a pest control on ants could be great. Overall very positive and Zina was very helpfull. See you soon

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Matosinhos, Porto, Portugal

estadia na Casa Da Laginha

  • 4 of 5

belissima Praia da Zambujeira!

A casa é boa, bem localizada, está bem equipada (mesmo não existindo uma maquina de lavar roupa e a TV não funcionando), mas os colchoes de todas as camas são muito desconfortáveis.

até 4 dias depois da desocupação da casa, ainda não temos informação da devolução do valor de caução que foi pago com a reserva.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Agradecemos o vosso simpático comentário. Ficamos sempre satisfeitos quando os nossos hóspedes ficam tão encantados com a Zambujeira, como nós. Quanto à máquina de lavar roupa, ela não consta do inventário da casa. No entanto roupa pode ser lavada e passada se necessário por um custo mínimo, bastando apenas contactar a nossa empregada. Achamos estranho não terem conseguido ligar a televisão. A mesma funciona em conjunto com a caixa da MEO e existem instruções detalhadas em Português e em Inglês. Quanto aos colchões também achamos curioso o vosso comentário, tendo em conta que em todos estes anos nunca recebemos qualquer reclamação sobre os mesmos. As cauções são devolvidas após verificação e informação da nossa empregada. A vossa saída foi no dia 12 e a devolução da caução foi efectuada por transferência bancária no dia 18, após recepção do vosso NIB por e-mail no dia 17, tudo confirmado por e-mail, o que é perfeitamente normal. Melhores cumprimentos, Fernando e Jennifer Nogueira
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Casa perfecta para familias grandes

  • 4 of 5

Con vistas a un maravilloso acantilado, la Casa Laghina es un lugar ideal para pasar unas vacaciones en familia en el Alentejo. Si hubiera que mejorar algo actualizaría el menaje de la cocina

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchas gracias! Foi um prazer acolhermos a vossa família na nossa casa e esperamos tornar a vê-los numa próxima oportunidade. Efectuaremos uma revisão aos utensílios de cozinha no final da época, mas entretanto agradecíamos as vossas sugestões de como consideram que possam ser melhorados. Gracias y un Saludo, Fernando & Jennifer
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Lugar precioso

  • 5 of 5

Una casa preciosa en un pueblo muy bonito. La casa está perfectamente equipada y las vistas son preciosas.

Totalmente recomendable

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muchas gracias María! Foi um prazer acolhermos a vossa família na nossa casa e esperamos tornar a vê-los numa próxima oportunidade. Saludos cordiales, Fernando & Jennifer
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Faro Airport
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Several bars on the high street and nearby
Nearest Ferry
950 Kilometres
Santander / Bilbao
Nearest Train
56 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
64 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Several restaurants on the high street and nearby
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Zambujeira beach
Car: not necessary

Casa da Laginha is located on the edge of Zambujeira do Mar, an unspoilt and picturesque small fishing village with a population of 900 inhabitants, on Alentejo's south-west coast, just south of Vila Nova de Milfontes and to the north of Odeceixe on the Algarve border. Within the protected area of the 'Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina' its beaches, some of them miraculously empty, constitute one of its most important attractions. Summer nights can be lively in the different bars, outdoor cafes and restaurants situated within walking distance from the house.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $173.37
Limpeza / Lavandaria $173.37

As tarifas de arrendamento são para grupos / famílias até 10 pessoas ocupando a casa na sua totalidade.
Fins de semana e estadias curtas são possíveis fora da estação alta. Alugueres de longa duração disponíveis durante o Inverno de Outubro a Março a tarifas reduzidas. Contactar o proprietário para mais detalhes.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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