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Apartment with 180 Views Overlooking The Sea In Quiet Fishing Village

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

Apartment in Salema, Algarve, Portugal - Fantastic Location, 5 Mins Walk To Blue Flag Beach, Shops And Restaurants

Situated in the Natural Park and only 5 minutes walk to Salema Beach, this spacious apartment is in the Salema Beach Club tourist complex. The lounge has a communal balcony that offers a wonderful view of Salema and the sea. Both bedrooms and the lounge have panoramic sea views. There is easy parking and a large, communal swimming pool with children's paddling pool, plus shops, snack bar, and Reception. Salema is a picturesque, small fishing village offering a fine sandy beach with ample choice of bars and restaurants huddled among fishermen's cottages. Perfect for sun-worshipers, walkers and birdwatchers. Local accommodation number: 4330/AL

Property Manager
Jim Ward
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

About Jim Ward

Julie and I live in a little village on the edge of an historic East of England market town. We both work, and enjoy walking, ski-ing and living in the countryside, but head out to Portugal for most of our holidays in Salema, which we really love.

Jim Ward purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Jim Ward chose Vila Do Bispo region

We love Salema because it is so unspoilt, and as part of a National Park will always remain so. It's a typical fishing village, very friendly and never gets as crowded as other parts of the Algarve. There are some wonderful walks, amazing beaches and the sea front boasts a great range of bars and restaurants. There really is something for everyone here, especially families. We also liked the fact that the area is easily accessible, with Faro airport just over an hour's drive away.

What makes this apartment unique

The property is just five minutes walk from the fabulous beach. We provide umbrellas, games and even some videos and books, so you can travel light and make the most of the great coastline. For those who enjoy a more active holiday, you can play golf (the Parque da Floresta course is at the top of the road), walk in the national park or along the Via Algarviana long distance footpath, discover stunning, hidden coves, or head over to the West Coast surfing beaches just 15 minutes away. If you're looking for great food, we can also recommend local restaurants in the village or nearby. Just ask for information when booking.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Just wanted to email you to say we had a fantastic holiday – your apartment was lovely & homely and seemed to have everything we needed. We often went to the swimming pool in the afternoon, which was a real bonus – it never got busy & was a nice change to be on a lounger instead of sand & was always very clean & very safe for the children.

Ali, Chris and the boys

We had a wonderful time in Salema! What a fabulous place!! The children loved the apartment and I must say it is kitted out really well - we even got a chance to watch a few of your movies. We had a really lovely relaxing holiday. Definitely a return destination for us and will recommend both Salema and your apartment to our friends! Many Thanks for everything!!!

Aidan, Eilish and Girls

We had a great time thanks - fantastic weather. I surfed every day - mainly at Armado, beautiful beach, good waves. We both liked Salema, it was nice and quiet but still with plenty to do.

Al and Melissa
Aug 2008
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Figueira Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Fully tiled bathroom with bath/shower over and wc.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) The apartment is ideal for 4 people but a single fold-up bed is available for a fifth person. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and sea view. Bedroom 2 with twin beds and sea view. 1 single fold-up bed in lounge, and a sea view. Linen and bathroom towels included. Weekly cleaning service provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The apartment is ideal for 4 people but a single fold-up bed is available for a fifth person. Due to stairs leading up to the apartment, the accommodation is not ideal for young children or the elderly. The apartment can be heated and is suitable for winter rentals. Notes: sorry - no pets allowed. No smoking at this property. Outside: Balcony at front with sea view, ideal for lounging and watching the world go by, with access from the living area. Table and 4 chairs ideal for outside eating. Huge shared swimming pool, plus children’s pool, with security gate, solely for use by those using the apartments. Please note if the swimming pool card is lost, the cost of replacing it will be deducted from guest's security deposit. Set in the Salema Beach Club complex which includes Reception, shops, and snack bar. Parking at the Beach Club - very useful in peak season when parking can be difficult in Salema. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. Please bring your own beach towels. Cleaning service weekly; for 2 week holidays there will be 1 change of towels/bed clothes etc.


4.3/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Apartment with 180 Views Overlooking The Sea In Quiet Fishing Village
average rating of 4.25 based on 5 reviews

Very good

  • 4 of 5

Well situated property in quiet fishing village. Property was clean, cool and had a well equipped kitchen . Lovely view from the balcony of the sea and village below. Pool looked nice but a bit chilly when we went ( March) . Apartment Would not be suitable if you struggle with steps and stairs. Village peaceful with a few good restaurants and a couple of shops. Seemed the nicest village in the area.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Helen - we love the village and the area and glad you did too. Agree about the steps and the stairs which is why we ensure it's right up front in the property description on the website. As ever though, after the walk up the hill there is the reward of that spectacular view!
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Lovely view, well equipped, good base and gorgeous village

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was great for our family of four, it had everything we needed plus buckets,spades etc. The view was really lovely and all the steps just help you work off the amazing Portuguese custard tarts you'll want to eat! The pool is deep and a nice area to spend time too. Salema is a wonderful village with great places to eat and it does not feel too touristy. There are so many other great beaches to explore too along the coast especially to the West.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Traumhafter Blick, tolle Wohnung

  • 4 of 5

Der Blick von der Wohnung über Salema ist einfach traumhaft schön. Die Wohnung war perfekt für uns. Wir haben uns gleich sehr wohl gefühlt.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both - we're glad you loved the view and Salema. It's a rare jewel in the Algarve! Even better that you enjoyed your stay in our apartment and the area.
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Salema é fantastica, um lugar super bonito, nao muito turistico, praias increiveis e casa super!

  • 5 of 5

Salema é um lugar fantastico, a praia muito bonita, mas tambem perto das maiores praias, Sagres, Vila do Bispo, etc....

A casa tem uma vista incrivel, de manha e na tarde, com uma luz muito bonita. Nos fomos na altura do final de Julho, 11 dias, curtindo muito, 3 criancas, quem gostaram da casa, da vista, da piscina e das praias.

A piscina é muito boa, tem espaco pras criancas, e tambem pra os aldultos, muito limpa e agravel.

O proprietario Jim é muito pronto nas respostas e fez tudo para o pessoal ficar feliz. Obrigado Jim pelo supporto.

Em geral, uma locacao fantastica e o pessoal vai voltar com certeza.

We spent 11 fantastic days in Salema, (a family of 3 kids and two adults) a wonderful place, not too turistic and close to a lot of beaches and activities to be done in algarve. We also spent some time in Carvoeiro and Lagos, but there is no comparison, in salema a lot of locals (even if every one could speak english), good fresh fish at 8.30 in the morning, bakery with fresh bread and croissant, cakes etc...and the restaurants around the house, always good food with a super price short a great place to stay...we will for sure come back! Thanks Jim for the support and the warm welcome.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love it when other people share our passion for Salema - it's a very special place with lots to discover for all the family. Being so close to the beach, restaurants and fresh fish and bread makes life so easy to enjoy this wonderful part of the Algarve.
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Parque de Floresta Golf & Leisure
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Salema Beach Club
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Praia Salema, 5 mins walk
Car: recommended


As well as the beautiful beach of Salema (blue flag status) which is a 5 min. walk from the apartment, there are many secluded beaches in the vicinity (both within walking distance and driving). There is a possibility to go on boat trips from Salema (summer only) and/or walk through the National Park. The West coast (good for surfing) is a short drive away (15-30 mins).


The nearest airport is Faro airport, a 70 minute drive (about 100km). Lagos is about 15 minutes drive, with its old town, restaurants, bars and marina. Luz is only 10 minutes by car.

Cape St. Vincent (most westerly point in Europe) is about a 15 minute drive. Car hire is recommended in order to explore the other beaches and towns in the area. However if you choose not to hire a car, collection/return trip to Faro airport can be arranged at your own cost. There is an hourly bus service to Lagos.


Approximate distances by car:

Luz - 10 mins. Lagos - 15-20 mins. Sagres - 10 mins. Cape St. Vincent lighthouse - 15-20 mins. Aljezur - 30 mins. Silves - 30 mins. Monchique and mountains - 1 hour.

Further Details:

Everything that you could need for a relaxing holiday is within walking distance of the apartment. Salema has a good range of restaurants serving excellent fresh fish and traditional Portuguese dishes, many with seafront dining areas. There are also a couple of quiet bars and 2 cafes, good for a lazy breakfast. There are a selection of shops in the village, including a small supermarket, a travel agent and internet 'cafe'. There is a larger supermarket at Budens, about 3km away, with a cash machine. The National Park is renowned for its incredible walks, unspoilt beaches and is an ornithologists dream, being visited constantly by specialist walking and birdwatching holiday companies.

Local accommodation number: 4330/AL


Rates & Availability

Figueira Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 6 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
High Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking, which is non-returnable. Full payment should be made 8 weeks prior to departure.

Changeover Day:
Flexible. The accommodation is available for incoming clients by 2pm. Departing clients are requested to vacate by 11am. (We can be flexible on these times depending on the arrival/departure times of the previous clients).

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in euros.
Minimum stay 5 nights, unless low season.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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