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Spacious (130m2) Townhouse overlooking Golf Course with Pool & Free Internet

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Heated Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning


About the property

Townhouse in Parque da Floresta, Western Algarve, Portugal - Stunning Panoramic Views of Golf Course, Best Views on the Resort

Luxury townhouse situated on golf course with stunning panoramic views overlooking the golf course. Heated pool 10metre from front door. Sleeps 4/6 (2 bedrooms and sofa bed). Fully air-conditioned with all mod cons. Widescreen TV, free wireless internet & Playstation3 included. New luxury bedlinen for 2015. The accommodation and resort complex is suitable for both golfers and non-golfers, including families with children of all ages. Guests in our house enjoy a 40% discount on green fees at Parque da Floresta. As we live locally, we can offer guests a unique and very personal service, including a personalised welcome pack at cost price; tee-off times can be booked through us in advance at both Parque da Floresta and other local courses; we can recommend the best beaches, restaurants and entertainment for both adults and children. The house book contains a comprehensive guide to everything in the area. Key operated safe in master bedroom. No charge for cots and high chairs.

Property Manager
Ian Hodges
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017

About Ian Hodges

My name is Ian and I live with my young family near Salema on the south west coast of Portugal. We offer guests a very personalised service, with insiders' knowledge of things to do and places to go, including suggested days out and remote private beaches that only the locals know about. As we live in the area, we are also available 24/7 to correct any problems that may occur immediately and without fuss.

I am the founder of our local Waldorf Steiner primary school "Escola Livre do Algarve" and remain on the Board overseeing the finances. I am also the Estate Manager at the Quinta da Encosta Velha resort.

My passion is the great outdoors - be it by bike, foot or water - & coupled with a great climate, you are invited to come and explore this undiscovered region for yourself.

Ian Hodges purchased this house in 2004

Why Ian Hodges chose Vila Do Bispo region

The diversity of natural landscape in the local area is a major attraction and once discovered, visitors return year after year, to enjoy this vast protected National Park coastline and sparsely populated beaches. There are fantastic restaurants overlooking many of the beaches, with prices and ambiance that are unbeatable - our house book covers all of these. Away from the beaches, the walks and bike routes are amazing, taking you even further away from the beaten track and into your own unique world of natural and varied countryside. Living locally, we can offer bespoke planning of holidays - guided walks, horseriding, bike trails, surfing lessons/courses, tennis, windsurfing - all offered by tried and tested local professionals who we use ourselves.

What makes this house unique

We had the pick of almost the whole development when we chose this house as our perfect holiday home on what was then a new plot for the golf village. We selected the plot for its location and views - its sits within a lovely secluded courtyard with the pool almost on your doorstep and has direct access to the road for loading and unloading - no other houses have this important combination of position and convenience. In addition the house has no other properties in front of it, giving it fantastic unrestricted panoramic views across the golf course from all windows in the house - truly breathtaking!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Unbeatable! Amazing location - best house on the development for views and access to pool. We also loved the oil canvases displayed around the villa, painted by the owner's wife, and we will definitely buy one on our next visit. With Ian also working on site as the resort manager, he is always available with helpful information
Apr 2007
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Budens House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • 1 en-suite to master bedroom, bath/shower over, wc, bidet. 1 separate bathroom, shower and wc.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom, patio doors to terrace and views over golf course. Bedroom 2 with twin beds views over golf course.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
Notes on accommodation: There is air conditioning/heating to lounge/dining room and both bedrooms. Digital safe in master bedroom. Cots and high chairs are available free of charge. Outside: BBQ, patio table and 4 chairs on the kitchen terrace for idyllic al fresco dining and unrestricted views over the golf course and beyond. We know how important it is for guests to have privacy, particularly while sunbathing, which is why we have provided four sun-loungers on the roof terrace. At seating level, the roof terrace is 100% secluded and not overlooked by any other properties - providing complete and total privacy. Around the communal pool, which is 10 metres from the front door, you will find more sun-loungers to soak up the sun as well as the opportunity for a refreshing swim in the heated pool. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels provided. Prices inc preparation and departure clean. Additional maid service during your stay can be arranged in advance. Clean and tidy throughout is £20 per visit or £40 to include change of bedlinen and towels. Other: Stairs leading to roof terrace with very private and secluded sun bathing area - four sun-loungers and views towards communal pool area and across golf course. The roof terrace is not overlooked in any direction by anyone when seated.


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Spacious (130m2) Townhouse overlooking Golf Course with Pool & Free Internet
average rating of 4.428571 based on 8 reviews

Lovely location, well maintained, comfortable town house with good facilities

  • 4 of 5

Very enjoyable family holiday at this lovely location. Ian, the owner, was very helpful and friendly.

The house was well equipped an had a lovely spot overlooking the golf course.

The listing was very accurate and the property clean and well maintained.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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This townhouse is very spacy, well kept and equiped.

  • 5 of 5

Ian Hodges gave us a very warm welcome. The golfcourse was beautiful and the greenfee had a fair price for us as a family (two adults and two youngsters of 19 and 17 years old). The south and the westcoast are nearby. The beaches are lovely and the environment - especially when you drive along the westcoast - is fantastic.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The townhouse is good quality, spacious and quiet with reliable WiFi. It has all mod cons with plenty of DVDS & books. The view over the golf course was lovely to wake up to every day. The owner lives close by which was really handy as he was able to book tee times & has extensive local knowledge. Salema is very close by with lovely authentic Portuguese restaurant set over looking a wonderful sandy beach.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi - many thanks for the review and look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Ian PS we have already acted upon your constructive feedback on departure and the villa now has plump new pillows for the 2016 season
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Good position, listing was very accurate.

  • 4 of 5

We were met by the owner and taken to the house. He very kindly purchased some provisions for us as previously arranged. The picture shown is actually all the property, we thought it may only be half of that so we were pleasantly suprised.. The property was well presented and clean. We were disappointed to find that the bowls were no longer on site, having moved to Luz. If you wish to play golf here it is advisable to book it before you come as they get very busy, just e mail them, you don't have to pay until you arrive.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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excellent location for surf and golf vacation

  • 5 of 5

excellent stay and location for surf and golf vacation

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved our stay

  • 4 of 5

Just a quick note of thanks to Ian for ensuring my family and I had a stress free and relaxing holiday. From booking, pre-arrival info, directions, town house, resort and area, we could find little fault. The town house is well appointed with everything needed. Beds are comfortable and showers have great pressure. Much has been written about the winds in the West, yes they exist and on hot days were very welcome!! however, spoil our stay....never!! The golf course is tough and quirky layout with fair to say, better layouts closeby. Resort is spotless and very well maintained. The pools although shared were virtually private every day, albeit, we were there early July. All amenities within a short drive (hire car essential) and some of the best beaches, restaurants, bars etc are closeby, Ian is very knowledgeable and more than happy to recommend. West coast is dramatic and a must see while there. Hot tip, do your main food/ drink shop at Jumbo supermarket, Aqua Center, Portimao, much cheaper!! Would I recommend, absolutely!! Will we return, God willing!! Many thanks Ian

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks, Peter, it was a pleasure to have you and your family stay this July - and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Best wishes and kind regards, Ian
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Rates & Availability

Budens House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
June 16
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Start of July 16
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
End July, start August
Jul 15 2017 - Aug 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
summer end August 2017
Aug 17 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sept 17
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Contact the owner direct. 25% deposit on booking and full payment 8 weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover days, although during the summer holidays, consecutive booking are preferred.

Notes on prices:
Prices per week in UK£ up to 4 persons. Occ of 5 to 6 persons, add £25 per extra person/week. More than 7 nights, additional days calculated at pro-rata rate. Per night prices subject to min 3 nights - not available during school holidays. In summer, consecutive bookings preferred. Discounts available for stays in excess of 7 nights & long lets. Also, if flexible on dates, why not arrive & depart on changeover days to fill gaps in my booking calendar - good discounts available - please enquire.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Special interest holidays:

Two mountain bikes available for use by guests free of charge (but will be liable for any damage). This is a great area for mountain biking with tracks to suit all levels of experience and fitness. Also ideal for walking, with the Costa Vincentina Nature Reserve covering the whole of the coastal area around Parque da Floresta. Horseriding - we can recommend an amazing horse riding centre which caters for all levels from beginners upwards and takes a holistic approach - it is unique! Surfing is also big in this area with many schools offering safe tuition and/or rental. Windsurfing is also available on same basis.


Approximately 5 minutes drive to Salema beach. Boco do Rio/Burgau/Luz beaches 10-15 minute drive. Many other beaches on the west coast which are ideal for surfing are only a short drive away - 10 to 15 minutes.


Car hire is essential. Faro Airport is 75 minutes by car. As residents here we can recommend local companies that are very reliable and cheaper than the large operators.


Budens (supermarket/petrol) 2 mins, long opening hours in the summer. Salema Beach with great beach restaurants 5 mins. Burgau/Luz 10-15 mins. Lagos 20 mins. Many idyllic restaurants within close driving distance. Full guide in our house book - this can emailed to you in advance if required.

Further Details:

Activities in area include scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, horse riding, mountain bike hire, tennis, bowling, kids clubs all of which can be booked through resort reception. Water parks, ZooMarine and Zoo are all close by.


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