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Ocean Breeze, Stylish Villa with Private Pool and Sea Views (air-con & wifi)

Budens, Portugal
  • Villa
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps7
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights

Ocean Breeze, 3 ensuite bedrooms, tranquil setting, short stroll to unspoilt cove with beach bar

Stunning, contemporary design villa, Ocean Breeze is located in a small, exclusive development above Cabanas Velhas beach. Perfectly located in a peaceful setting of the National Park between the pretty villages of Salema and Burgau. The very essence of outdoor living is encapsulated with a large south facing terrace, first floor balcony and private swimming pool. A perfect contemporary retreat to escape from everyday life and relax. Ocean Breeze is a 3 bed/3 ensuite, fully air conditioned villa on 2 separate levels with high specification finish and exclusive furnishings. Large double bedrooms all with en-suite facilities and terrace/balcony, and spectacular sea views. Large open plan living room and separate dining area leading to terrace, which also allows outside dining and leads to private pool and barbecue area. Short stroll to the Cabanas Velhas sandy beach and the Cabanas Beach Restaurant. Many other excellent beaches close by, including dramatic surf beaches on West Coast. Beautiful golf courses in the vicinity.

Property Manager

Stephen & Heather Gunning

Member Since 2009
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 07, 2018
About Stephen & Heather Gunning

Heather and I come from the Emerald Isle, Ireland. It's a great place to live but the weather is the not always the best! That's why we bought a villa in Portugal as it has 300 days sunshine a year and it's only a short flight away!

Stephen & Heather Gunning purchased this Villa in 2008

Why Stephen & Heather Gunning chose Budens

We went on holiday to the Western Algarve for the first time in 2007 and immediately fell in love with the area. The beautiful scenery, amazing beaches, friendly people, and quiet, restful atmosphere was everything we were looking for. We soon thought how wonderful it would be to have a place out there. When we saw Ocean Breeze (our Villa) at Quinta da Fortaleza we were quite simply blown away and decided to buy it after only one short viewing.

What makes this Villa unique

Ocean Breeze has stunning sea views from all the principal rooms. On top of that, it is newly built, of contemporary style, and is finished to a very high standard. Such villas are very hard to find! Ocean Breeze is set in a beautiful, quiet and protected area, with a pine forest right behind and a gorgeous sandy beach below. It's also very close to everything you might want - amazing golf courses, quaint villages, lovely restaurants, excellent supermarkets etc. Nearby are Lagos Marina, plenty of shops, and other exciting places to visit. Ocean Breeze is registered with the Portugal Tourist Board, Tourist Licence 539/AL.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1
        upper floor king size bed, large tiled balcony. Bedroom 2: upper floor twin beds, with additional folding bed, balcony as above. Bedroom 3: ground floor twin beds (can become double bed), terrace with seating. All bedrooms have sea view.


      • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, tub, shower, bidet
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet
      • Toilet 1
        toilet, Cloakroom & toilet on ground floor
      • All en-suite bathrooms. Bed 1
        bath, separate shower unit, sink and WC. Bed 2: bath, separate shower unit, bidet, sink and WC. Bed 3: corner bath with shower attachment, bidet, sink and WC. All have heated towel rails. Separate ground floor cloakroom with toilet.

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Near The Ocean
        • Ocean View
        • Rural


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      Two brown leather sofas. Glass dining table/chairs seats 8. Glass coffee table. TV, Sky satellite, DVD/CD player, Wifi. Contemporary woodburning fireplace. Large sliding windows open onto outside terrace with outside dining table and 6 chairs.
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Parking
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Tumble Dryer
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wood Stove


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Kitchen
                          Contemporary fully fitted kitchen equipped to high standard. Breakfast bar, double sink, De Dietrich fridge/freezer, microwave, oven, hob and extractor, dishwasher. View to pretty garden and pine forest behind.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                • Toys


                                    • Balcony
                                      Beautiful tiled balcony with furniture from both first floor, south facing, bedrooms. Ideal for leisurely breakfasts.
                                    • Golf
                                      The nearest golf course is the spectacular Quinta da Floresta 18 hole par 71 course where we are able to offer a good discount on green fees. There are at least 7 good alternative courses within 30 mins drive, including Boavista and Palmares, with some links holes along Meia Praia Beach and 2 at Morgado.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Beautiful garden to the back of the villa looking out onto forest.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Built in barbecue area.
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                      Veranda at front of Villa which allows for shade from the heat of the midday sun.
                                    • Tennis
                                      Tennis Courts available at Quinta da Floresta Resort.


                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          Ocean Breeze has a ground floor en-suite bedroom which could be convenient for clients with mobility issues, however there are two small steps at the villa entrance.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Heated Pool
                                            • Private Pool
                                              Keep cover on pool overnight to retain water temperature. Heated pool provided at additional cost. During cold weather we cannot guarantee water temperature will meet recommended 28 degrees.


                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • bay/sound
                                                • caves
                                                • forests
                                                • marina
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • sailing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • spelunking
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • Ocean Breeze has integrated air-conditioning/heating throughout, with extra log burning fire in lounge, and full Wifi internet access. Folding single bed included, however occupancy should not exceed 7 persons. Cot/highchair available at extra cost. Ocean Breeze is strictly a non-smoking villa. No pets allowed either - sorry! Outside: Delightful private swimming pool (8x4m) with outside shower and 4 sun loungers. Pool heating available, if required, at extra cost (heating not necessary in summer). External dining area with barbecue grill, dining table and 6 chairs. Small private garden to rear with range of exotic plants and lovely pine forest behind. There are other villas to each side (staggered to maximise privacy) but none in front to obstruct the wonderful sea views. The villa has new electric gates at the front for extra privacy and security. Unlike other villas, it also has its own large, underground water tank to ensure there are no water shortages in periods of drought. Utility Room: Washing machine with tumble dryer, ironing board, iron, clothes dryer/airer, storage cupboards. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen (not beach towels) are included in the charge. Ocean Breeze will be cleaned immediately prior to your arrival and beds prepared. For rentals of 10 nights or more, a maid will call every 10 days to clean the villa and change linen. Other: Separate ground floor cloakroom with toilet and sink. Upstairs veranda has lounge seating and coffee table.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  4 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  A wonderful villa with all the home comforts

                                                                  Ian H.Peebles Scotland

                                                                  Just back form our second stay at this wonderful villa and we can't wait to go back! A lovely villa with home from home comforts in the sun! Exploring the area with a car you can find stunning quiet beaches - particularly on the West coast only a short drive away. The local beach, within walking distance, is also beautiful and often quiet with a restaurant/bar. The sunsets from the beach and the fort close by are just spectacular and a short walk to watch them is a good way to end the day. We have now stayed in the location several times and have found this villa to be the best available for rental and well maintained with excellent Internet and UK TV a bonus. Communication with the owners via Joan has been very easy and with very prompt and helpful response - a very efficient service. Thanks you for a lovely holiday again

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We’re delighted to hear you enjoyed our villa again. It’s a special place in a fantastic location. We love it too!

                                                                  As well as the beautiful unspoilt countryside and beaches, there are quite a number of fantastic restaurants nearby too. A great place to relax in the sun with friends and family. You’re welcome back anytime!


                                                                  Dan K.Brooklyn

                                                                  Excellent villa. Very serene and in a great location for touring the Algarve. The place was immaculate. The owners were very nice and honorable. We had a small problem with heat (probably my ineptitude with the controls) and they gave me a small credit anyway, which they didn't have to do. I'd go again and would recommend it to friends.

                                                                  Great villa.


                                                                  The villa is perfect, three lovely bedrooms, all on suite. Villa very well looked after and in a super location.

                                                                  We would definitely stopped here again.

                                                                  Fantastic villa in quiet location

                                                                  Charles & Carol M.

                                                                  We stayed at this villa in early May. The villa was spotlessly clean and well equipped. Private pool which can be heated on request. We were given good instructions about how to get there and great recommendations about local restaurants. Would definitely go again,


                                                                  Budens, Portugal

                                                                  Special interest holidays: The south west Algarve is less crowded than the rest of the Algarve and is a designated national park area. It's well suited to keen golfers, beach-goers, surfers, hill walkers, bird watchers and lovers of the outdoor life. Horse riding and other activities are also available nearby. Coast/Beach: Ocean Breeze is perfectly located above the secluded sandy beach of Cabanas Velhas, with Boco do Rio beach also close by. Ideally placed for access to unspoilt picturesque fishing villages of Burgau and Salema with much of its traditional charm and long expanse of sandy beach. Surf school available at nearby Sagres (http://www.sagres-surfcamp.com) or on dramatic West Coast surf beaches 20 mins drive. There are dozens of beaches nearby. Travel: The nearest airport is at Faro. It's about 1.15 hour's drive to the property, most of which is on a good motorway. Given the location of the property, car hire is necessary to make the most of your holiday. Driving directions to the property will be provided. Lisbon is approximately 2.5 hours north by road. Distances: There are many excellent restaurants in Burgau and Salema. Lagos is only 15 mins drive with its larger choice of restaurants/bars/shops and charming pedestrianised cobbled streets, displaying typical Moorish architecture. There is also a marina where big game fishing/dolphin watching/boat hire is available. Cape St. Vincent, the most south-westerly point in Europe, is only 30 mins drive. The Villa is a short walk to a lovely sandy beach/beach bar. There are 2 good supermarkets nearby. Further Details: Ocean Breeze, Quinta da Fortaleza is associated with the SA Resorts group you will have the advantage of all their facilities being available to you at the award winning nearby development of Quinta da Floresta (www.saresorts.com). A 10 min drive inland is the spectacular 18 hole par 71 golf course. As well as the PGA-approved Golf Academy and driving range, you will also have the use of further swimming pools, tennis courts, football, and kids clubs that run during the summer holidays. Tuition for golf and tennis is available. The Quinta da Floresta spa offers the perfect place to unwind with facial and body treatments. A steam room, sauna and spa pool are also available. For the more energetic, the facilities include a well-equipped air-conditioned gym and exercise studio. Quinta da Floresta offers a wide range of dining facilities. Many other activities can be booked including experiencing the breathtaking unspoilt Western Algarve countryside on horseback. Undulating countryside is speckled with historic towns/villages untouched by time and fringed by a coastline of secluded coves. The unique position of Ocean Breeze within the heart of the unspoilt Western Algarve makes it ideal for walking. Whether you prefer a short stroll or a more challenging walk, being within the protected Costa Vicentina Nature Park provides outstanding coastal walks. Local attractions include water parks of Slide and Splash and Aqualand. There is a zoo on the outskirts of Lagos and Zoo Marine is near Albufeira. The motorway, which is 15 mins away, gives you good access to all areas of the Algarve, whether you fancy a day shopping at Algarve Shopping at Guia or back to the well known golf courses at Quinta da Lago and Vilamoura. The inland areas of the Monchique Mountains provide an alternative view of the Algarve, where a drive through forests will lead you to roadside piri-piri restaurants and the Moorish town of Silves with its castle.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Booking Notes: You will have the backup of a local English property manager to handle any issues during your stay. Ocean Breeze is strictly a non-smoking property and no pets are allowed either - sorry! Changeover Day: During peak periods the preferred changeover day is Saturday and guests should vacate the property by 10.00 am in order for it to be prepared for next guests. It may be occupied from 4.00 pm. It may be possible to be flexible on changeover day/time.

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                                                                  Property # 8041264