About the property
- Apartment1022 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 14 nights
STUNNING 4 STAR COASTAL RESORT WITH POOL, GARDENS, PLAY AREA
High Quality furnished apartment close to beach & village. **Now with WiFi in the apartment!**
The large 28 sqm elevated veranda features a built-in BBQ, designer outdoor furniture, and enjoys stunning views over the rooftops of Burgau to the Monchique Mountains. There are 2 bedrooms, one double, one twin. The double has an En-suite bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath, there is a second bathroom with a large shower (both bathrooms with under floor heating). Every room leads onto the sunny balcony. The air-conditioned apartment is extremely well equipped with high quality fittings throughout.
The lounge features the latest 40' LED TV with most UK TV channels, DVD. Also there is a iPod dock, CD / Radio.
We offer a broadband connection enabling Wi-Fi within the apartment, which is included in the rental price.
Dark oak furniture and local canvas wall art adds to the quality ambiance of the apartment. The kitchen is well equipped and well stocked with utensils, glasses etc for dining in.
The apartment is situated within the 4 star DomusIberica complex, set in beautifully landscaped gardens overlooking the sea and has a swimming pool & kids splash pool, climbing frame and lawned area for ball games. It is just 3 minutes stroll to the delightful fishing village of Burgau and another 2 mins along cobbled streets to the beach. Burgau boasts a superb selection of restaurants, cafes and bars; the BLUE FLAG beach is very pleasant with clean white sand
DomusIberica Burgau has its own on-site facilities exclusive for use of guests, include outdoor communal pool & children’s pool, bar and restaurant. Adjoining the pool is a large fenced lawn area ideal for ball games and for children to play in safety. The complex is situated on the edge of the village overlooking the beach and adjacent to the National park. A truly peaceful and beautiful location.
Travel and access: Burgau is easy to reach from Faro airport, taking just under a hour on the new A22 motorway. Car hire is very reasonable and enables exploration of the area. For a really relaxing holiday arrive by Transfer Taxi or the more economical Transfer buses. We can help with recommendations for transfer services, as well as car hire.
The village is self contained with shops and restaurants, there is also a farmers market several mornings with fresh fruit, vegtables and fish. The bus service is good and taxis are reasonably priced. Historic Lagos is only a short journey away, for a fabulous day or night out.
Surrounding area: Monchique is a breathtaking rural town, nestled between the hills of Foia and Picota, 20 minutes inland from Portimao on Portugal’s Algarve Coast. A green oasis of lush gardens, flowers and butterflies the old craggy rural town sits amongst steep cobbled streets in the Serra De Monchique mountain range, commanding a majestic view of the Western Algarve below. Caldas de Monchique is a charming centuries-old spa town. A wonderfully peaceful and tranquil setting to enjoy walks and picnics.
Slide and Splash at Lagoa is the nearest water park for somewhere to cool off on those hot summer days and Zoomarine at Guia (near Albufeira) although a little further away, (about a forty minute drive) is another great family day out - take your swimsuits as there are pools as well. Going west towards Sagres, there are the fabulous beaches of the Western Atlantic coast, Castelejo, Cordoama, Amado and Carrapateira to name a few. This is an area of outstanding natural beauty, miles of relatively empty beaches, pine forests and spectacular cliffs. A magnet for surfing enthusiast, a great buzz with top surfers to watch, and amazing camper vans everywhere.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, Portuguese
- Calendar last updated:
- May 13, 2018
Pool / Spa
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
It was great to have Paul and Ruth’s beautiful home as a base. It is perfectly situated to explore the south from. From Sagres to Granada, from Luz to Aljezur we thoroughly explored it all. No swimming, or lying by the pool (due to unseasonable weather), but one can’t have everything.
Ana and her assistants were terrific. We couldn’t have asked for more from them - and Paul. The kitchen was well equipped for our month long stay and the bedding and linens were lovely.
The village of Burgau is quaint. We were a little early for many of the restaurants opening. They were just getting into the season but we did enjoy two good meals - one at the pizzeria and the other at Bombardo. Also, try the pasteis from the market. The second best we had in Portugal - after Pasteis de Belem in Lisbon.
We definitely recommend Paul and Ruth’s and should we find ourselves returning to the Algarve will book it again.
Always a warm welcome in Burgau for travellers from Canada. It is great to hear of your exploration of these wonderful southern lands.
Many thanks for your kind comments regarding the apartment and your appreciation of our wonderful management team. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
We know and love the little town Burgau for many years. Also in 2017 we have had a very relaxing vacation with our three kids there. Not least because of Pauls beautiful apartment in Domusiberica! The apartment is very spacious, stylish and handy. Everything a family needs is available. We especially enjoyed the big balcony with a wonderful view of the nature around Burgau. It is perfect for having breakfast in the morning, watching the sun rise. And in the afternoon it is a shady place, where you can find some rest from the sun … :-)
The manager was very friendly and helpful and the cleaning staff did a
perfect job. We will be there again in 2018!
Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed our apartment, and especially appreciated the great feature of the sunny veranda.
We look forward to your return in 2018.
Paul & Ruth
Wonderful, spacious air conditioned apartment
We have recently returned from Paul and Ruth's apartment. Firstly the booking process was simple with Paul responding quickly to any queries that we had. Before we left the airport in our hire car we phoned Ana, the property manager, to arrange to meet at the property, where we were met as we got out of the car. She was very welcoming, showing us around the apartment and demonstrating how everything worked. The large, flat screen tv has British channels but we didn't use it during our stay. The fridge freezer worked efficiently as did the washing machine and dishwasher. We didn't use the cooker-the nearest that we got to cooking was making toast in the toaster! The apartment was exceptionally clean and the beds were supportive and comfortable. The balcony was huge and may have benefited from sunbeds to allow sunbathing in privacy although Zaza with it's pool and restaurant was only 150 metres away.
The beach was beautiful and was complimented by the Beach Bar which served drinks and food. We ate dinner in the village every night, preceded by large g&t's at Ruis cafe, which is also used by the locals. We didn't try all the restaurants that had been recommended as one of us is a vegetarian and not all places had a veggie option. Our favourites were Esquina, Matias (two veggie choices) and New Jaipur. We found the standard of food and service exceptional wherever we ate-apart from one eatery in Lagos where the sardines and tuna came out of a tin!
A new addition to Burgau is Gary, with his tuk tuk. He has lived in Burgau for eight years and has been doing flexible tours around the village for the last few weeks where he takes you to areas that might otherwise not be visited. The three of us had a fun, enjoyable tour with him.
Lastly, as no-one was booked into the apartment on the day of our departure Ana kindly allowed us a later check-out. She is a real asset and nothing is too much trouble for her. Thank you Ana, you certainly went the extra mile for us.
Home from Home
On our last night in the apartment we felt quite sad as we didn't want to leave. It was a lovely holiday made so much more so by the fact that your apartment is so comfortable & relaxing. Tastefully furnished but very homely. Excellent location with just a short 5 minute walk to the village & beach. Fabulous sandy beach, great beach bar, restaurants & such friendly people.
We toured both ways along the coast & also visited the Adega do Cantor (Cliff Richards vineyard) at Guia only 30 mins away. Suffice it to say we loved Portugal &
especially Burgau. Thanks for letting us stay in your beautiful home. Jenny & Dave
Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review, so glad you enjoyed it all. Burgau is a great place for a relaxing holiday, and as a perfect base to explore the Algarve coast further west and east. Hope you enjoyed the Adega do Cantor wine, look forward to welcoming you back to Burgau in the future.
Home away from home!
This is our first time to the Algarve and we loved it! Paul was very accommodating with our requests and this made our time in Burgau even more enjoyable. We had lovely weather and the views on the coastal cliff walks are stunning. Burgau beach is small and private and takes 5-8 minutes walk to get there from the apartment. There are a few local restaurants in the town, and the drives around Burgau to Praia de Luz, Praia Dona Ana and Sagres are easy and pleasant. We had a fabulous time there. Would highly recommend!
So pleased you enjoyed your first visit to the Algarve. Burgau in the March sunshine is beautiful and full of colour from the spring flowers and blossoms.
You will be very welcome if you chose to return.
Glad you enjoyed the celebratory bubbly!
Paul & Ruth
magnifique appartement entièrement équipé
Burgau est un joli petit village très typique avec toutes les commodités . L' appartement de Paul et Ruth est magnifique , il n'y manque rien (tout ce qu'on peut rêver , cuisine entièrement équipée , chambres magnifiques et spacieuses , 2 salles de bain comme neuves grand terrasse avec barbecue , salon tv , enfin absolument tout !. Il est très agréable à vivre , très propre et très confortable . Ana est une personne vraiment adorable qui cherche à nous faciliter la vie . Nous avons adoré nous promener dans Burgau et découvrir toutes les petites ruelles . Chaque petit coin nous offre une vue magnifique ; le soir quand Burgau est éclairé , de la falaise nous avons profité d'une vue imprenable sur l'océan et sur le village . Le beach bar est un endroit très agréable . La plage est à 5 mn à pied de l'appartement . Ce qui a été très plaisant aussi , c'est que Burgau soit central par rapport à toutes les autres villes à visiter , entre Lagos et Sagres . je conseille fortement de vivre le coucher de soleil à Sagres et de voir le Fort Vicente! Lagos est à découvrir avec ses plages magnifiques et à faire absolument "la Ponta De Piedade " , merveilleux paysages assurés! Nous avons d'ailleurs visiter les grottes en Kayak . Amoureux du surf , nous avons découvert la fabuleuse plage Amado à Carapatheira , c'était super !
Sans hésiter, nous reviendrons chez Paul et Ruth en espérant les rencontrer pour de vrai car un contact super agréable et sympathique et très attentionné !
Nous espérons y revenir une prochaine année , merci encore à Paul et Ruth ainsi qu'Ana pour toute leur gentillesse ( un petit clin d'oeil pour Danielle , jeune femme adorable à qui nous souhaitons beaucoup de bonheur avec son futur bébé)
Au grand plaisir Virginie et Patrick
To help non-French speakers! Thank you so much Virginie & Patrick for a fabulous descriptive review!
"Burgau is a very pretty little village with all amenities. The apartment of Paul and Ruth is beautiful, nothing is missing (everything you could want, fully equipped kitchen, beautiful and spacious rooms, 2 bath as new large terrace with barbecue, TV room, finally absolutely everything!. It is very pleasant, very clean and very comfortable. Ana is a really sweet person looking to make our lives easier. We loved walking in Burgau and discover the narrow streets. Each corner offers a beautiful view in the evening when Burgau is lit, the cliff we enjoyed breathtaking views of the ocean and the village the beach bar is a lovely place the beach is 5 minutes walk from the.. apartment. it was very pleasant, too, is that Burgau is central to all other towns to visit, between Lagos and Sagres. I strongly advise to live the sunset at Sagres and see the Fort Vicente! Lagos is to discover with its beautiful beaches and make absolutely "Ponta De Piedade" wonderful scenery guaranteed! We also visit the caves by kayak. Love surfing, we discovered the fabulous Amado beach Carapatheira, it was great!
Without hesitation, we will return to Paul and Ruth hoping to meet them for real as a touch super nice and friendly and very attentive!
We hope to come back next year, thank you to Paul and Ruth and Ana for all their kindness (a little wink to Danielle, lovely young lady to whom we wish a lot of happiness with her future baby)
To the delight and Virginia Patrick"
Burgau, often described as the Little Paradise in the Algarve, is located 10 minutes drive west of Lagos. It sits on the edge of a National park and is still a working fishing village. The Blue Flag beach itself is beautifully clean with golden sands and children can play safely under a watchful eye. There is a lovely restaurant on the beach where you sit and overlook the beach and watch the waves roll in. A wonderful area for walks, you can trek up on the big hill that is the backdrop of Burgau or along the coast to the neighbouring villages of Salema and Luz. Burgau offers a good selection of bars/cafes and excellent restaurants (15 in total) as well as a variety of activities such as surfing and fishing. Also in the village there is a newsagent and 2 supermarkets. The historic town of Lagos is a short drive away, with quaint cobbled streets, delicious waterside restaurant and a stunning marina. Lagos is a fantastic town that can certainly be enjoyed by all age groups, with a good nightlife. ***WALKING IN THE ALGARVE Discover Algarve's secret corners*** In the Algarve there is a large protected coastline which stretches all the way from Sines to Sagres and then eastwards to Burgau. - it is the Cape St Vincent Natural Park. It became a protected area in order to preserve its unique natural beauty and fabulous flora and fauna. This coastline offers a unique walking opportunity, with a varying geology giving different coastal scenery, seascapes and wild life. This is the Algarve as it used to be before any commercial development. The well-used coastal paths can be accessed directly from the apartment, with good routes both ways from Burgau. Going to the left you can get to Luz, then Porto de Mos, Ponta da Piede (lighthouse) and finally to Lagos. To the right, you join the footpath to Salema. You are now entering the national park and the route offers stunning views and is a wonderful walk. This is totally unspoilt coastline and the walk is wonderful any time of the year, but especially so in spring when it is awash with wild flowers. You will discover hidden beaches and have time to take a swim. Mild, sunny winters make walking ideal late September to early June. July and August are generally too hot. Experience spring time in the land of orange trees, almond blossom & orchids. Bathed in southern sunshine-away from the crowds in this beautiful unspoilt corner of the Algarve. Superb for coastal & mountain walking.
Rates & Availability
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PAYMENTS CAN BE MADE BY CREDIT CARD, PAYPAL & BANK TRANSFER (GB£ & Euro) A before-arrival cleaning and linen service is included. Beach towels are not included, please bring your own. • OUR PROPERTY MANAGER will meet & greet you on arrival at the apartment • APARTMENT COMPLETELY RE-DECORATED AND NEW SPA BATH FITTED • NEW - FREE WI-FI in the Apartment • NEW - 40" HD LED TV with most UK TV channels