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Beautiful Spacious Private Villa 2.5 Acres Free Wifi Air Con Nr Golf & Beach

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps up to 12 Mosquito Mesh in Bedrooms Great Views See Price Chart for Groups

Prices range for groups of 6 persons, groups of 7-8 persons and groups of 9-10 persons. Please see price chart below or contact owner.

Close to Budens Village, Beach, Golf Course, and all Amenities. A beautiful spacious Algarvian villa, completely alone in 2.5 acres of private land, plus hectares of protected National Park terrain. Air conditioned, WiFi, central heating. Mosquito mesh on all bedroom windows. Sleeps 10 + 2.

Nestled In it's elevated & secluded position, with beautiful views. overlooking the picturesque village of Budens, and Parque da Floresta Golf course. Salema Beach is just over a mile away, and one of the last remaining fishing villages in the Western Algarve.

Large Swimming Pool

BBQ & Purpose Built Alpendre (Outdoor Eating Area)

Spacious double aspect lounge opens onto a very spacioius patio & pool area

Satellite TV-free channels., DVD & CD player

Central Heating Air Con

The villa has 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (3 en-suite), large lounge, large fully fitted kitchen and private pool, set in a very spacious patio area, with outside toilet

The villa is built on two floors, each one with its own outside entrance at ground level, making it suitable for disabled people. There is a very large area to the front of the villa, laid with white cobbled stones, allowing plenty of room for cars. Access to the villa is via a private tree-lined road.

The pool is 8 x 4 meters (14 x 28 feet) with a shallow end of 1 meter (3 feet) deep, where you can enter via steps, gradually sloping down to the 7’ deep end, which is about 2.2 meters. The pool is set at the back of the villa. There is access to the patio and pool from the lounge, kitchen and also from the front of the house, via the gate. There is a covered area on the Patio for eating, and a large built in traditional style BBQ. There are plenty of outdoor tables, chairs, umbrellas and sun loungers, and an outdoor shower. Pool towels are also provided.


The kitchen is light and spacious with plenty of cupboard space and work surfaces. It. features a large farmhouse table & benches which seats up to 12 people. Washing machine; Dishwasher; Toaster; Kettle; Microwave; Gas Oven & Hob; Fridge freezer; cooking utensils, crockery & cutlery


The lounge is a bright and spacious double aspect room, with plenty of seating. There is a wood burning stove, television with SKY TV free channels; DVD player; CD player. 2 sets of large sliding patio doors lead on to the pool area

First Bedroom:

Double bed, large fitted wardrobe with drawers & full length mirror. Large newly furbished en-suite bathroom with walk in shower, toilet, sink & bidet.

Second Bedroom:

Large, spacious room with double bed, double ftted wardrobe with drawers, with a window overlooking Budens Village. Newly refurbished en-suite bathroom with walk in shower, toilet and sink.

Third Bedroom:

Twin beds & large fitted wardrobe with drawers. En-suite bathroom with bath, shower, toilet & sink..

Fourth Bedroom:

Large and spacious room on the lower floor with double bed & double fitted wardrobe with drawers. Overlooks picturesque village of Budens. Bathroom with bath, sink, toilet and bidet just outside the bedroom shared with fifth bedroom.

Fifth Bedroom:

On the lower floor with twin beds & large fitted wardrobe with drawers. Bathroom with bath,sink, toilet and bidet just outside the bedroom shared with fourth bedroom

Cots & Extra Beds:

Four travel cots are available at no extra charge. There are 2 chairs that covert to single beds. which are suitable for children to sleep on if needed.

Housekeeping Service:

The housekeeper comes for approximately 2 hours each day Monday to Saturday. Her duties include general cleaning, bed making and linen changes once weekly.

Budens village is just 5-6 minutes walking distance, with cafes, restaurants and a supermarket.

More Details

Kathy Da Costa
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are here and delighted. Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise.

Oct 2016
  • 1 of 5


Figueira Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2nd en suite - toilet , shower
    3rd 1 en suite - toilet , combination tub/shower
    4th shared - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , This is a bathroom for communal use on the ground floor
    Patio Area - outdoor shower , Open outdoor shower by pool
    1st en suite - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Double 1 - 1 double , En suite
    Double 2 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , En suite
    Twin 3 - 2 twin/ single , En suite
    Twin 4 - 2 twin/ single , Bathroom next door, cot c
    Double 5 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bathroom next door, cot available
  • Five double bedrooms 4 bathrooms (three of which have en suite). Travel cots & high chairs available on request at no extra charge.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 9 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Air Conditioning: Reasonable use Hand and bath towels provided, as well as tea towels and bed linen. Poolside towels are provided. The kitchen/diner has a pine table with seating for 10. 2 high chairs are available at no extra cost, as well as travel cots at no extra charge The pool area is extremely large peaceful and very private, There is a covered area for eating outside, a poolside shower and a large purpose built B B Q. The poolside area is completely walled around, with two high if you have any toddlers they can't escape! Clients will have access to the keys for these gates. In addition, the front of the villa is very spacious, with wonderful views of the golf course, village and surrounding areas. It's ideal for games, but not for toddlers. The lounge has a TV, DVD player and hi-fi system. All the bedrooms have mosquito mesh fitted to the windows


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Spacious Private Villa 2.5 Acres Free Wifi Air Con Nr Golf & Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Beautiful, spacious, private and relaxing villa.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a delightful stay st Santa Maria, we had the most wonderful time. When we arrived, we were struck by how beautifully clean the place was. We have a toddler, and he loved running around the place - there's certainly plenty of space! The late October sunshine was such a treat, and we were able to visit the beach and take a dip in the sea. There are so many local beaches to choose from but we opted for family friendly Luz where there was easy parking. We ate lunch out every day (Portuguese food and wine is fantastic and so reasonable) but we enjoyed our breakfast in what looked like a brand new kitchen. The kitchen is huge and has large glass doors that look out into the pool area. The kitchen also has a lovely little seating area, where my husband and I would read to our little boy. My little boy slept incredibly well, and we were able to rest in the lounge or pool area while he took his afternoon nap. There's a great outdoor BBQ in the pool area, and a covered outdoor seating area which must be great in the high summer heat. We hope to return when our little one is bigger to enjoy more of what Santa Maria and the Algarve have to offer :).

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for taking the time to review our home. It is more than pleasing to know you have all had a very enjoyable and relaxing holiday. We do look forward to having you stay with us again in the near future. Best wishes, Kathy
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Great house and great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week and our 18 month old daughter loved it. The house is a great size, has a large outdoor area and is very well maintained. Having a cleaner come by every day is also a great help.

The villa is in a great location, only a couple of minutes to the supermarket and there are at least 3 great beaches within 10 minutes. Salema is only 5 minutes away and the beach there is perfect for small children and has some nice bars/restaurants as well.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a delight and a pleasure to have you and your family stay at our home, and so reasurring to hear you all had an enjoyable holiday. We do hope to see you all again. xx
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Perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

I echo the sentiments and detail of the reviewer of June 22 2016 re the property and locality and especially the ease of dealing with the owner, Kathy - it has been a smooth and thoroughly enjoyable holiday and I would recommend wholeheartedly. A car is needed though for exploring the coastline and making the most of both worlds of peace & quiet by the pool and beaches. We used SixT who are based at the airport, and our friends used Goldcar (adjacent to the SixT office) - both seem reliable. We ate at O Tiago on the last night - short walk into Budens and it was v warm and authentic. NB need to give 24 hours notice for more traditional Portuguese dishes! Thank you, Kathy!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was certainly a joy to chat with you Kit, and you were so understanding over Nazare’s plight. It was a great pleasure to have you and your family holiday at our home; you were the prefect guests. I do hope you decide to choose us again in the future.
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A fabulous villa!!

  • 5 of 5

My now husband & I stayed at villa Santa Maria for 4 weeks in May 2016 as our base for our Portugal wedding

The location is perfect, only a few mins drive to the local villages of Salema, Burgau & Luz a bit further as well as being very close to the Parque da Floresta golf course which was an added bonus for my husband!

The local intermarche is less than 10 mins by foot and very handy indeed.

Now to the villa…………

The space in this place is amazing, 5 great sized bedrooms, 3 upstairs all with en suite and 2 more downstairs with a bathroom to share, although for the majority of the 4 weeks, it was just us and our 2 border collies we couldn’t have asked for a better place. The kitchen area which has been newly extended was a perfect space for us to cook and entertain our friends who had come out for the wedding, and the fact it goes straight out to the fabulous pool and terrace area was just perfect, as so many of the properties in Portugal tend to have the pool off bedrooms.

The kitchen was well stocked with tableware, glasses, cutlery etc so we were really able to make it a home from home during our long stay.

The pool area was amazing, a total suntrap with sunshine from 9am until it sets in the evening, and as the property is set into the hills, it is completely sheltered from the famous algarve breeze you often get!

Another great addition to the outside space is a new covered table area, which was a welcome rest area when the sun became too much for some!

A great sized living room too, but to be honest, we spent 99% of our time in the kitchen or outside having BBQs and enjoying the pool!

Nazare the cleaner was a delight to see each morning, although she speaks very little English (but much more than we speak Portuguese!!) we got along really well with her & her husband.

Kathy has been a pleasure to deal with, during the wedding planning, I changed our dates several times, and she was always more than accommodating to our requests.

It’s safe to say we had a great time, in fact we are already booked to return this September!! We have been coming to the same part of Portugal for almost 8 years now, and this is certainly one of the best places we have stayed for location, and the house itself and what it offers.

A fantastic villa for families, groups of friends or anyone who just loves to have their own pool and great space at an affordable cost!


  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Holly for a really delightful and pleasing review, it was a pleasure to have you stay with us. I’m delighted you and your party had such a great time and I look forward to having you return in September.
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We'll be back, highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

A very spacious villa with a nicely private pool and wooded garden. The villa is set well back from the main road so although the road is busy, the noise from the road is rarely noticable.

A large and very comfortable living room plus a well equipped kitchen means that you can make the most of evenings in. The village (Budens) with its supermarket and restaurants is within easy walking distance, although walking back up the long unlit drive could be a bit tricky without a torch and take care crossing the road.

We had a really fantastic two weeks here, daily maid service also adding to make it a thouroughly restful stay.

We'll be back. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and peaceful Villa.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a wonderful week at Santa Maria. The house is very well decorated, spacious and clean. Santa Maria is nestled on a hillside, surrounded by fields and trees. It is truly secluded and we very much enjoyed the peace and privacy that the location afforded. I have travelled the Algarve, and the western tip has to be my favourite place. The majority of tourists stay in the large resorts, and the west boasts the best beaches and a more authentic Portuguese experience. We visited a different beach every day and made the most of the warm October weather. We found some very reasonably priced restaurants, but spent most evenings eating in the Villa. The kitchen is very well equipped, and the local supermarket is well stocked. I'm looking forward to visiting again, hopefully with a group of friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
98 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
32 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Budens - Park da Floresta
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: recommended

BUDENS VILLAGE is characteristically Portuguese, boasting a lovely 17th century church, & typical whitewashed houses. There are several restaurants & cafes around the hamlet, plus an incredibly well stocked supermarket. You can buy your bread, and irresistible Portuguese pastries from the supermarket, or from the old bakery shop.

SALEMA BEACH: Just 1 mile away is a typical fishing village with a great beach. It has quite a few restaurants, some very well known for their fish & seafood cuisine.

There are many beautiful and secluded beaches on this coastal strip, to choose from including Ingrina, & Zavial.

SAGRES & CAPE DE ST VINCENT: approx. 15 mins drive from the villa is an ancient maritime port, the LANDS END of EUROPE. The Lighthouse & the Old Fort are a must to see.

PARQUE DA FLORESTA GOLF COURSE in BUDENS: Is situated between the Moorish town of Lagos & the ancient maritime port of SAGRES; the heart of Portugal's unspoilt WESTERN ALGARVE. The golf course is just across from VILLA SANTA MARIA, it has spectacular views and a wonderful array of flowers plants & eucalyptus trees. (VILLA SANTA MARIA can be seen from many aspects of the course). This golf course offers a host of leisure activities; a GOLF ACADAMY, and short game practice. 3 PUTTING GREENS, TENNIS, HORSE RIDING, BOWLING, MOUNTAIN BIKING, JEEP SAFARIS etc. It also has 'Spa Floresta' - a health, fitness and beauty spa. The Clubhouse Restaurant & Bar overlooks the 18th hole. The Bowling Clubhouse, Bistro & Tennis Bar are open daily. The 'O Parque' is for evening meals with an a la carte menu & can also be booked at Reception.

LAGOS; Just 10 minutes drive from the villa, has a beautiful marina and seaside promenade, with a variety of shops, specialising in silver, pottery, copper, leather and filigree. It has a vibrant night life with plenty of restaurants & bars. Lagos is also a historic centre of the Portuguese Age of Discovery. Once a regular home of Henry the Navigator. At one period it was a centre of the European slave trade, slaves were brought back from the discovery voyages, & sold. The 15th century ‘Slave Market’ is situated across from St Anthony’s Church.

DOLPHIN WATCHING: Boats departs daily from the Marina:

LAGOS DAILY FISH MEAT and VEG MARKET:Don't miss this!. Locals also bring their own home grown produce to sell, and you can find them by the Bus Terminal. It's a great experience, and so much choice.There is also a general Saturday market.

Other Activities: There is an array of leisure and sport activities in the Algarve, some within 10 minutes’ drive from the villa.

For full details of Scuba Diving, Sailing, Horse Riding, Windsurfing, Underwater Fishing, Delta Wing, Mountain Biking, Hot Air Balloons, Water Skiing, Karting, Paintball, Aqua Parks and Theme Parks, Horse Riding BloKarting Kite boarding & Wakeboarding, Sailing, Surfing & extreme Sports, & Wind Surfing, please contact us, or visit our website:

There are boat trips from Lagos to the caves, to see dolphins, to fish plus cruises along the stunning Algarve coastline! The Avenida and the Marina are lined with stands selling boat trips. Some of the dolphin watching trips offers a guarantee, so that if you aren't lucky enough to see dolphins they will offer another boat trips.


Rates & Availability

Figueira Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 3
Apr 1 2017 - May 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $9 per night, per additional guest
Rate 4
May 13 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest
Rate 5
Jun 17 2017 - Jul 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest
Rate 6
Jul 22 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Rate 7
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Rate 10
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest
Rate 11
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
rate 12
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $9 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $258.72


Additional guests are charged a fee per person night.
For more information please contact Kathy da Costa

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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