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AL/15529 : A superb self contained annexe with a private pool and lovely views

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Figueira Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom accommodation, sleeping 4 in the typical village of Salema

South View Annexe is attached to a large villa with superlative views, standing back on the hillside in the typical Portuguese village of Salema, totally self contained, having its own entrance and lovely views. One can walk into the village/beach in approx. 6/7 minutes down : 9/10 coming back ! !

Doors take you into a large family room with an integrated modern fully fitted kitchen, seating and dining area.

The lounge benefits from air con. which also acts as a heating system. There is a Satellite TV (limited channels) and French doors to the patio and private pool.

Stairs lead up to the two well furnished twin bedrooms (with ceiling fans) both with en-suite shower rooms. One bedroom has a small balcony with a table and chairs and from here there are superb views over rooftops to the Ocean.

The good sized private pool (approx. 8m x 4m) and the terracing is equipped with outside furniture for al-fresco dining and sunbathing. There is also a BBQ


More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Valerie King
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2016
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based on 24 traveler reviews

AL/15529 : A superb self contained annexe with a private pool and lovely views
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews

wundervolles Haus zum Wohlfühlen und Entspannen

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben die zehn Tage in Amandas Haus sehr genossen. Der Ausblick ist wunderbar, der Pool toll, die Einrichtung hochwertig und neu. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Durch die Hunde ist man immer gut beschützt, ohne dass sie uns gestört haben. Wir waren ganz privat und ungestört. Immer wenn wir Tipps oder Hilfe gebraucht haben, waren Amanda und Keith zur Stelle. Der Weg zum Strand, der wirklich schön ist, ist nicht weit. Das Auto, welches sicher geparkt werden kann, kann ruhig auch mal stehenbleiben.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: For our uk potential clients I have translated the review : as below. It is so pleasing to hear yet another client enjoyed and we look forward to them returning next year Wonderful home to feel good and relax ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ We really enjoyed the ten days in Amanda's house. The view is wonderful, the pool great, the decor of high quality and new. We felt very comfortable. The dogs are always well protected without disturbing us. We were quite private and undisturbed. Whenever we needed advice or assistance, Amanda and Keith were there. The way to the beach, which is really nice, is not far. The car, which can be safely parked, can also stay quiet.
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Another fabulous stay

  • 5 of 5

I have never written two reviews for one place but then again I have never loved somewhere so much that I have wanted to return for the second year running.

South View Annexe is not just about the property. It's about the fabulous owners Amanda and Keith, the organisation from Valerie the agent, and Salema itself.

The property is enormous and spotlessly clean. A huge open plan kitchen and living space and a pool just steps from the door. 2 large en suite double bedrooms with balconies and great views towards the ocean (and the occasional dolphin!). There is a private driveway secured by electronic gates. The kitchen if fully equipped and the washing machine means that you don't have to pack your entire wardrobe. The pool is well maintained and there are sun beds and dining furniture around the patio area. There is also an outdoor shower for when you get back from the beach.

Amanda and Keith, the owners, welcomed us back like old friends and we settled back in to what felt like a home from home. Always on hand if you ever need anything and they take great pride in their home and ensuring that you are having a great holiday. There are some welcome food items there on arrival including bread, fruit and wine (what more could you need!)

Salema has a great beach and some good restaurants and bars. All low key and perfect for families. The local area is great to explore and some outstanding beaches are literally minutes away by car. A large supermarket is a 5 minute drive although there are a couple of small grocery stores in the village. Lagos is the nearest town and we enjoyed a great boat trip from the harbour.

We are in the process of booking again for next year. Valerie manages the bookings and is efficient, friendly and flexible. Booking a property independently can be daunting but Valerie is wonderful and keeps you informed and communicates regularly.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow .. what a lovely review from a family who even e mailed from South View Annexe wishing to return in 2017. It is so pleasing to hear that all enjoys as it really is like "home from home" We welcome these clients back in 2017
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Fantastic, peaceful holiday

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the annexe in Salema. To have our own pool was great & not to have to worry about reserving sun beds in the morning made it even better! Salema itself is very nice, although the walk back up the hill in the evening to the property is quite tough - its a very steep hill. The property was roomy & clean & the views out of the bedrooms are fantastic. Amanda & Keith, the owners, were very welcoming & were always there if & when we needed them. There are ceiling fans in all rooms, which cooled the property & it wasn't necessary to use the air conditioning even though it was 30 deg.+ on a number of the days. The breeze that you pretty much always get, the further west you travel in the Algarve, helped as well & is one of the reasons why we come back to Portugal every year. Would definitely recommend Salema & most certainly the annexe itself & we will hope to come back in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to this client for taking the time to do a review. We are so pleased that like all clients they just love the property. This clients has already booked for 2017 albeit they cannot go back to South View Annexe as 8 people !
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Lovely villa in fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

Private, spacious, comfortable and clean villa with beautiful pool and great barbecue area. It is 10 minutes walk (up a steep hill) from the quaint and peaceful village of Salema which has a lovely beach, great restaurants and a few little shops. Each morning we loved walking there to buy fresh bread from the caravan and fish from the fish van. The views from the villa are stunning and Amanda and Keith, the owners of the villa who live next door, are wonderful and always willing to help. We loved our holiday so much that we have already booked to return to South Annexe next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

What can i say, it was like moving my home in to the sun. It was nice and quiet no road noise, nobody walking past make a row, we had everything we needed, dishwasher, washing machine all the appliances we needed so we could spend more time in the big lovely pool and in the sun. The decor was lovely and the rooms were nice and cool at night with or without the fans.

A really lovely weeks stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a lovely review . It is so refreshing to hear that yet another client has enjoyed South View Annexe - but then who wouldn't ! ! ! ?
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A fantastic place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Where to start!!! When booking a villa what do you look for...

Great views, spacious, clean, walking distance to beach, restaurants, a swimming pool, and helpful information. This place exceeds all of this. You cannot fault south view annexe. You can't really call it an annexe it's a 2 bed house really with a massive lounge area a good size kitchen with lots of kitchen equipment to cook which a lot of villas only have basics a seating area inside and outside seating area with a great size bbq with outside lighting with a nice relaxing feel. The 2 bedrooms upstairs are of great size with plenty of wardrobe space. And a bathroom for each room. Then you have which I would say is the highlight the balcony with table and chairs overlooking the sea which you can hear at night very beautiful and amazing views. You would pay a lot of money in a hotel for theses kind of views. Next door are the owners Keith and Amanda and there 3 beautiful friendly dogs you might even meet there son Tom if he's not life guarding down the beach, who's a top guy. You won't meet friendlier most helpful people who gave us a welcome pack on arrival including a bottle of wine which was very kind. Plus if you don't no much about the algarve can tell you all you need to know and showed us one of the best place to eat that was amazing. But also give you space so there not in your face. We've stayed in the algarve a few times but I can honestly say this place is the best I've stayed in. Normally there's something to say that the place can improve on but unless you want to be extremely picky that's the only way you could find fault. We had a fantastic time and would defiantly use this place again. A big thanks to Keith and Amanda and Tom and the dogs for making our holuday such a pleasant one.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Figueira Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

For rentals normally we operate a minimum of 7 days but for a small surcharge we can offer a 5 day minimum rental.

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Figueira Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • On the ground floor there is a also a 'cloakroom' with WC and basin
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Each bedroom has a ceiling fan
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
Ceiling fans are provided in the bedrooms and lounge. We do not recommend this property for children under 5 years old unless babies in a cot.

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