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Townhouse In A Peaceful, Rural Location With Village Facilities And Golf Course

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Townhouse in Parque da Floresta, Western Algarve,Letting Licence 19532/AL QDM 20 is south facing with country views and 5 mins drive to a sandy beach

Quinta do Montinho 20 is one of a small collection of superbly appointed townhouses. The house is located in a quiet rural area. At the end of a Calsada road way it is not over looked and enjoys privacy and sunshine all day on the large balcony and in the garden. There are panoramic views of the countryside and the sea in the distance. There is a beautiful communal pool with attractive landscaped gardens. The house is located within the Parque da Floresta/Golf San Antonio Villas Golf and Spa Leisure Resort.Our guests can enjoy a discount on green fees. There are also many other facilities available to our guests including a spa, health and fitness center, floodlit tennis courts and a bowling club at reasonable prices. There are numerous beaches close at hand and several fishing villages including Salema and Burgau. The house is an ideal base for families or couples who enjoy fabulous beaches, exploring the countryside, restaurants too many to mention and towns such as Sagres, Lagos and Luz. The village has several restaurants and bars. Also a large Intermarche Supermarket for every day needs.

Nigel Driver
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2017

About Nigel Driver

Val and I spend a considerable part of the winter months at QDM, family commitments permitting. We continually update the property to ensure it meets the standards we believe guests expect

Now retired having spent the last 10 years working in Sri Lanka and the Middle East, in the UK we live in the Lake District and thus the scenery in the Western Algarve appeals to us as does the friendliness of the local Portuguese.

Val is a keen tennis player whilst I golf. We both enjoy walking.

Our 2 daughters, their husbands and friends love to visit both to chill out whilst the children love the pool area and local beaches.

We have a local English property manager. Bob who with his staff are available to solve any problems in the unlikely event they should occur.

Why Nigel Driver chose Vila Do Bispo region

Situated in the Costa Vicente National Park an area protected from over development since 1995 by the Portuguese Government.

There is little evidence of high-rise, high density frenetic tourist development as in other parts of the Algarve. Despite this all the facilities you are likely to need are available nearby.

An area of natural beauty, towering cliffs are fringed with golden beaches and old fishing villages. The hinterland remains little changed with small communities dotted in the landscape.

Wonderful cliff top and country walks, lazy days on the beach or by the large communal pool, the choice is yours. We will provide local information regarding beaches, recommended restaurants, where to go and what to see prior to your arrival to make this a holiday for you to remember.

What makes this villa unique

QDM 20 has a larger than average garden and balcony. Unlike a number of properties at Quinta do Montinho the garden and terrace enjoy sun all day. Neither the balcony or garden are overlooked. There is a turning circle directly outside the property making the off loading of luggage and shopping simple.

At the golf club a 30% reduction in green fees is available to guests. Tennis and Bowls are also available. Burgau sports centre is a five minute drive away as is the beach at Salema. There are 6 beaches within a 15 minute drive, the majority with beach bars.

A large well stocked supermarket 2 minutes away will provide all your shopping needs. There are two restaurants in the village, both within walking distance and many others a short drive away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Nigel & Val

Thanks for another fabulous family holiday. Weather was gorgeous and as ever your house did you proud. It is by far one of the best located at QDM and we love returning. We are already booking for our 3rd visit in 2014. Deanne Kotz Sept 2013.

Dear Nigel & Val

We had a great week thanks. Cleanliness was excellent and very spacious for us and the kids. Being at the end of the road is great; the balcony offers superb views across the golf course and countryside. The weather was fabulous. we will be returning. Kate Rennie August 2012.

We would thoroughly recommend this villa, excellent accommodation, very clean, beautifully decorated great views and everything you could need. David Harris August 2014

Hi Nigel & Val

We have been visiting the Western Algarve for 14 years and Beverley and I agree QDM 20 was the best all round accommodation we have ever stayed it. A balcony with fantastic views and sun all day. Can we re-book for July 2014 Beverley and Patrick Sne
Jan 2012
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Budens Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 includes large shower cubicle, sink, wc, bidet and heated towel rail. Family bathroom includes bath with shower over and screen, sink, wc, bidet heated towel rail.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has twin beds with large fitted wardrobes, chest of drawers, en-suite bathroom, patio doors leading to the sunny garden. Bedroom 2 has twin beds with fitted wardrobes, chest of drawers and adjacent family bathroom and lovely views of the garden
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: There are also electric wall mounted heaters and fans in the lounge/dining room and both bedrooms. The balcony is high sided and safe for all children. High chairs and cots can be provided at an additional cost. Outside: The house has its own landscaped south facing garden. The communal gardens are beautifully maintained. On the large balcony, which has recently been partially fitted with a reinforced glass windbreak to further enhance enjoyment, there are 2 sun loungers with cushions, 2 flat sun beds for use in the garden and a patio table and 4 chairs. There is a large communal swimming pool and also a children's pool heated from April to October. Sun loungers and parasols are provided. There is ample parking adjacent to the property and in the vicinity of the pool. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Housekeeping is provided with change of fresh towels and bedlinen and cleaning on a weekly basis. Please bring your own beach towels. There is also an iron/ironing board. Other: Adjacent to the lounge is a bathroom with wc and hand basin. The main rooms also feature wall mounted electric radiators and fans.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Townhouse In A Peaceful, Rural Location With Village Facilities And Golf Course
average rating of 4.904762 based on 22 reviews

Exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

Despite the not so good weather, we had a great time. The house exceeded our expectations , great location, very well equiped and maintained. The owners went the extra mile to make the stay special: arranged for a small shop to get us going the first morning, checked with the golf course manager how to benefit from the residents greenfee rates and last but not least a well documented " blue book " with restaurant suggestions etc.

We definitely plan to come back .

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We do all we can to ensure our guests have an enjoyable time. Unfortunately the one thing we cannot control is the weather! Your 5X rating is much appreciated and we hope welcome you back in the not to distant future Best regards Nigel &Val
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Fantastic peaceful location with excellent facilit

  • 5 of 5

I have been staying at this property for a number of years now and it just doesn't fail to deliver! The location is great - far enough away to be peaceful and relaxing but close enough to give you access to local shops and some really beautiful beaches and restaurants. The pool on the complex is immaculate and the gardens are also really very well kept. You have all the things you could need - including fee Wi-Fi which makes all the difference especially if you have children with you like I did. It is genuinely like a home from home just with a lot more sun and a lot less work! Definitely a place to stay - I will certainly be booking again. Thanks Nigel and Val for a really lovely holiday. Amanda Salaam

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Amanda for your comments. It is great when guests visit time and time again. We hope to have you visit again in the near future.. Comments about the use of wifi for children is especially helpful. Thanks also for the 5X rating. Best regards Nigel & Val
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Superb family holiday destination :)

  • 5 of 5

This is our third visit to the villa - we now have 3 small children and Val and Nigel were fantastic in helping us to acquire some additional baby items. The villa is super and has everything we needed for a relaxing holiday. The pool area provides a safe and fun area for the children with no sunbed politics and very friendly people. The pool area was quiet on some days even in August. Local beaches recommended by Nigel also provided a safe, fun day for the children where they could supervised easily. All in all fabulous and planning a revisit next year. Thank you

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rebecca and David. We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday at QDM 20. We hope future guests will make not of your comments in deciding where to spend their holidays. We do try and help when able with the provision of minor essentials to make guests welcome and arrival much easier, especially where young children are involved. It is also good to hear you consider the resort suitable to young children, especially the communal pool area and nearby beaches. Thanks for your kind comments. We do hope you will be able to visit next year Best regards Nigel & Val
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Absolute Perfection !

  • 5 of 5

Writing a review about QDM 20 , is a bit like asking a child to write a review about Christmas Day - its all so good, you just don't know where to start. The ideal peaceful location, exceptionally clean and well appointed property, fantastic views, wrap around balcony (allowing sun throughout the day and evening, but shade if you want it) and close proximity to the golf course, restaurants, and some of the best beaches in Europe just make this Vila very hard not to choose. Having stayed in many similar properties on this development over the last 20 years (all very good), we have now re booked this one for the fifth consecutive year having found that all of the above make QDM 20 stand out from the rest . I simply cannot recommend highly enough !

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Patrick for your recommendation and comments and we look forward to welcoming you again next year ( already booked) We do hope that other potential clients will take on board your views. We do our utmost to try and make sure that everything is as you, and other guests would expect. With the help of Bob our property manager we have assistance available to ensure a incident free holiday in this most beautiful region of the Algarve. We have a number of information sheets, which we send on confirmed bookings,to help new visitors to the area so they have local knowledge available to maximize their experience of this beautiful area of the western Algarve. Best regards Nigel & Val
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Good quality

  • 5 of 5

After detailed searching of all sites and as a holiday home owner and manager,I am very critical of poorly presented and equipped holiday homes. This property is superb and wonderful value.The beds are comfortable,the linen good quality,the bathrooms are up to date and spotless.The lounge furniture comfortable and solid. The kitchen equipped as if at your own home. No bendy forks here! The whole property is presented in an excellent way and is spotless. I would recommend this villa to all and we do hope to return again this year, I think that is the best advert of all well done Nigel and Val on a perfect holiday rental 5 stars from us thank you for sharing Debbie & Kim Obidos Portugal

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Not a lot to add. Thanks Debbie for your comments which reflect what we try to provide to you and our other guests, many who are repeat bookings. We and would love to have you visit again soon. Best regards for the New Year to you, Kim and Mum Nigel and Val
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Three weeks relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Another family holiday passes with every one refreshed and relaxed, another 3 weeks enjoyed at 20 QDM! Being regular visitors to Portugal, our first choice is always to call Nigel & Val.

The property offers excellent views and with the glass wind-break means that eating out on the balcony enjoying the great views and late sun is an additional bonus. The house is well equipped, kept clean and trouble free and should you require any assistance, Bob is only a phone call away.

The owners are always accommodating and we enjoy returning, having booked for 2017 already!

Like other reviewers – we can’t recommend highly enough.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks David for your review. We are delighted you, Nikki and the girls had another enjoyable Holiday at QDM 20. Repeat bookings are important as it shown that clients have appreciated the Villa and surrounding facilities. This may encourage new booking from those uncertain as to which option to choose. Bob our local manager will also be pleased to hear of your comments regarding his services to deal promptly with any issues that may occasionally arise. This was your 3rd visit and we look forward to you returning in 2017. In the meantime please keep spreading to word. Very best regards Val & Nigel
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Parque da Floresta
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
In Village
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Other activities include floodlit tennis courts and tennis academy, fitness centre, scuba diving, snorkeling, horse riding, mountain bike hire, archery, bowling, all can be booked through resort reception. For further information please check the resort website. 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.


The nearest beach is at Salema about 5 mins by car. Other local beaches include Burgau, Luz, Boca do Rio, Ingrina, Zavial and Sagres. All are different in character but within 20 mins drive. In addition several spectacular west coast beaches are 20 to 30 minutes away.


The house is approx 90km / 1 hour 15 minutes from Faro airport, predominantly on motorway and transfers are easy to arrange. Comprehensive directions from Faro to our house will be provided in advance. Car hire is highly recommended so that you can explore the surrounding area.


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 Vincentina nature reserve.

Further Details:

Budens has a large Ecomarche with all well known provisions available as well as an ATM and a petrol station. Luz has the Baptista supermarket with an ATM and a bank and a doctor's surgery. Water sports are available in the summer. Lagos is the nearest large town with many Hypermarkets, banks, shops and a bustling marina. All the towns have many restaurants which offer a variety of food and prices to cater for all and most have children's menus. Well worth a visit is Cape St. Vincent. Europe's most westerly point offering spectacular views of the cliffs. Also the Monchique mountains are well worth exploring as is the West coast with its secluded beaches.


Rates & Availability

Budens Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 13
Mar 31 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
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May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
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Rate 15
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
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Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
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Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
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Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 19
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 20% deposit is required to secure your booking. The balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday commences. In the event of cancellation both deposits and final payments will be returned if an alternative booking is made. Payments to be made via bank transfer or cheque in sterling. Also a deposit of £100 against breakages in required which will be returned after inspection . We ask our guests to complete our booking form to assist us to make all the necessary arrangements for your holiday.

Changeover Day:
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. Preference given to Saturday or Sunday bookings.

Notes on prices:
Prices are quoted per week in UK Pounds. Subject to availability, additional days at pro-rata prices are available. Cots, highchairs 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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