|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Very smart luxury villa with access to the best heated pool a few yards of front door, luxury in exclusive Parque da Floresta, now Golf San Antonio, Resort. The house has three terraces, sun loungers, BBQ, UK and European TV via sat dishes, Internet and all amenities. It is close to some of the best beaches in the world and great local restaurants. The resort offers a children's club, spa and tennis courts, great for families, golfers and non golfers. There are many diverse activities for non-golfers and families with children. A comprehensive info pack will be sent to you on booking.
A few minutes drive to superb Salema beach, many other unspoilt beaches in secluded coves, great beach and traditional restaurants. Short drives to historical Lagos with typical cobbled streets and lovely boutiques, ancient harbour of Sagres, walks in Cape San Vincente National Park and wild Atlantic beaches. Great surfing on the Atlantic coast.
Our excellent house manager will prepare the house for your arrival and exit clean is included, further cleaning is available on request. We can arrange a welcome pack at cost, cot and high chair as well as internet connection. Our dedicated house manager will ensure all your needs are met during your stay. We can put you in touch with our favourite best value car hire. We will also send you our latest restaurant list. The local supermarket in Budens is less than 10 minutes walk and less than 5 mins drive, open all week inc sundays till 8pm, and caters for all needs.
For golfers,as well as the San Antonio golf course, there is a great choice of golf courses in the area which gives our guests a lot of variety. The ideal time for golfers is throughout the year, a fantastic way to escape winter for the sunny climes of the Algarve. In hot summer, best to play early morning.
Tim and Domi are friendly owners who like to welcome our guests to our house in Portugal and do our best to help them have an enjoyable holiday. We are a professional semi-retired and active couple who like travelling and exploring places. We now have a baby grand-daughter in New York so less time for our visits to Portugal, ie more time for guests! In England we live in West London and are always happy to chat with people and give them as much information as we can so they can look forward to a great holiday.
At first we were very taken by the Portuguese people and culture during a visit to Lisbon. Then we fell in love with this still quite wild area of the Algarve, its wonderful unspoilt beaches, welcoming beach restaurants, fabulous fresh fish and lovely wines at quite reasonable prices. We love relaxing in the warm sunshine, a great escape from our busy lives. The resort and its landscape makes it a very pleasant and quiet surrounding. We particularly enjoy the swimming pools close to our house which are always clean and heated, as well as all the facilities of the resort. Meanwhile all this is so close to UK, we can travel door to door in a very short time, with our rented car waiting for us in the Faro car park! Will let you have the details when you contact us!
Most of our guests have described our house as a home away from home - with all the facilities and ease of use that any one could expect for most age groups (though not for wheel chairs due to stairs). The well supplied local supermarket is less than 5 minutes away by car and open most days until 8pm and you can easily walk to resort bars, restaurants, golf, tennis, and children's club. In the house, you will find stylish furniture, crisp and fresh bedding and towels, all the mod cons, UK and European TV, WiFi on request, a very private roof terrace, great location with golf views, private bedrooms opening onto terraces well elevated above ground level, a very quiet area and a great place to enjoy your sunset glass of wine!
Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home. We enjoyed the tranquility of the area and the wonderful views over the golf course. We would love to return. Steve 22nd May 2011
Your villa is perfect! We love the resort and this is exactly what we wanted - its a lovely size, perfectly clean and ... What a view eh!? We had a fabulous break - your villa is fully equipped, spacious and a home from home! Amanda 9th June 2011
We had a fabulous holiday and really are interested in going again next summer. Thank you once again, you have a wonderful villa. Jo & Paul 28 Aug 2011
Your house is very comfortable and had everything we could have wanted. The complex is well maintained and the views a pleasant addition. The pools were all very clean and the clientele very friendly. We enjoyed most the places you recommended. Sophie 16 Aug 2011
It suited us perfectly, well equipped and a lovely location. So, thanks again and I shall be contacting you again. Barry Sept 2011
The owner was extremely helpful and followed up on our emails quickly. She has a good house manager who helped is during our stay, no question was too small. We spent 2 weeks here and are reluctant to leave.
The house afforded us everything we needed for a comfortable stay and we enjoyed it very much.
We especially loved the bedroom proportions and the layout upstairs with the balcony. Everything was in working order and the information we received was very good. When we did have a problem with the balcony chairs it was resolved the very same day with no fuss.
We made great use of the juicer with the lovely oranges available and we were able to enjoy the Olympic Games as we had access to BBC TV.
If we could suggest some improvements, these would be having cushions and an occasional table on the roof terrace and also a modest table and chairs on the ground floor terrace. Also, the double bed was very creaky and needs attention. (screws tightening?)
Restaurant wise, we loved O Tiago in Budens but had a poor experience at the resort Pizzeria, Vincentes. We had great meals at Zavial, Castelejo, Adega de la Marina in Lagos, and a poor meal at Atlantico in Salema. Agua na Boca was very good in Salema though.
Special interest holidays:
Other activities include children's club, floodlit tennis courts and tennis academy, fitness centre, scuba diving, snorkelling, horse riding, mountain bike hire, archery, bowling, all can be booked through resort reception. Lots of walking in the National Park and the coastal paths, as well as surfing on the wild Atlantic beaches within 30 minutes by car. We can arrange private guided walking or cycling tours and other activities with a local contact.
Superb coastline and idyllic unspoilt local beaches and fishing villages by car. Salema 5 mins, Boca do Rio, Burgau and Luz within 15 mins with choice of restaurants. Atlantic beaches 30 mins drive to the west are a surfers paradise. Worth doing: boat trip from Lagos marina to view the cliffs and grottos - inland drive to Caldas de Monchique.
Approx 1 hour by car from Faro Airport. Take the A22 motorway to Exit 2 Lagos, then the EN125 to Budens 15km. The main resort entrance is clearly marked on the right opposite the Salema beach turn off - staff will guide you to the local reception. Car hire essential - we can put you in touch with local car hire.
Lagos 20 mins by car, lively market town, lots of shops and restaurants in old cobbled streets, fish market, old harbour and museum rich in history. Burgau and Luz 10 mins, great beaches. Sagres 30 mins to the west is also worth a visit. Water parks, zoo marine and zoo within 30 to 45 mins. Exceptional walking trails for nature lovers within the Costa Vicentina nature reserve. Excellent local markets in Villa d'Obispo and Lagos close by.
Well supplied local Ecomarche supermarket/petrol 2 mins drive by main road in Budens (open daily to 8pm in season). Restaurants in the resort, in Budens, Salema, and many more within 15 mins in beaches or inland villages. Markets, supermarkets, shops, banks 15 mins in Lagos. Cash dispenser at supermarket or by resort reception.
|Refundable damage deposit||$312|
Please contact owners to confirm availability. Details below. Upon confirmation, a 25% payment is required on booking and 75% balance 8 weeks prior to start date. Security deposit of £250 payable to owner minimum 2 weeks prior to start date refunded within 2 weeks of end date following exit report by House Manager. Internet connection available prebooked and paid for on site. House Manager is fully available to deal with any issues and will arrange access.
Wednesday to wednesday suits quite a lot of our guests due to cheaper flights. However, flexible according to other bookings.
Arrivals after 4pm and departure by 10am, but can be more flexible if unoccupied on the same day - to be agreed.
Notes on prices:
Prices are quoted per week in UK Pounds. We are happy to accept payments in Euros as well - conversion at current rates. Subject to availability, additional days at pro-rata prices. One cot & highchair available for free. Extras and folding beds can be provided for small additional charge. Please contact us to discuss prices for longer lets. Flexible start and end dates are available - please contact us for details.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.