About the property
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- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
Villa in Figueira, Nr. Salema, Western Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Location, Close To Many Beaches,
The Yellow Villa is a beautiful 3 bedroom villa with private pool, situated on the outskirts of Figueira. The villa boasts a large 10m private pool with BBQ and 'bar' area. The large veranda is a perfect place to wind down with unspoiled views of Figueira, the hills and the ocean. Figueira is a small village with only two restaurants and one bar, retaining its natural and authentic charm. Close to many beaches, the secluded Figueira Beach a 25 min walk away. The village and beach of Salema is a 5 min drive away. This beautiful fishing village has a lovely beach, voted 7th best secret beach in the world by Travel and Leisure, as well as many small restaurants to suit all tastes The nearest town is Lagos, a historic and cosmopolitan town with a Marina and assorted shops, cafes, museums, bars and restaurants.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Phil Bligh
We are a family of 5 living & working in the North West of England. Like many have always dreamed of owning a property abroad, part investment, part retirement plan but mainly because we love it here.
Phil Bligh purchased this Villa in 2013
Why Phil Bligh chose Figueira
As other owner's you may see, we too fell under the spell of this area and its authentic charm. We were looking to buy a property where we can eventually spend more and more time and for us this area and the Yellow Villa in particular has it all. Close enough to the village to easily enjoy it's amenities yet far enough to be quiet and private. Salema, with its lovely restaurants and beach is gorgeous without being over developed and is minutes away plus with all the other different beaches close by there is something for everyone here.
Pool / Spa
Great location for a quiet holiday
We had a really good family holiday at this villa. As we stayed there at the end of March the pool was a bit chilly, but the great location helped make up for it. There are several good beaches within easy driving distance. We enjoyed visiting the the surfing beaches on the west coast as well as the local sheltered coves and coastal paths near Salema. We shopped mainly at Lidl in Vila do Bispo, but also got some groceries from Intermarche in Budens and Sagres. We enjoyed eating out at Atlantico in Salema (great view of the sea and a good selection of fresh fish dishes, but no children's menu). The villa was so comfortable we didn't mind staying in most evenings. The kitchen is fairly well equipped and the living area felt spacious. Phil and the local manager (Ramona) provided good customer service. On the whole we really enjoyed our stay and would love to return when the weather is a bit warmer (if we can afford it)!
Nice house, quiet location, several pristine beaches accessible nearby.
Short walk to Figueira and short drive to surrounding towns.
Good restaurants for very reasonable prices.
Would go back again for a quiet vacation.
What a villa!!!!! Amazing!
We've just returned from a 2 week stay this morning. This villa is absolutely beautiful. Very spacious inside. When we arrived in the middle of the night we were all very 'wow' this villa is amazing. The pool is awesome and was a hit with us all. My boys were in the pool everyday! The location of the villa is fantastic. Salema is just down the road. We had a hire car and visited lots of places that were recommended in the arrival book. Burgau is beautiful and definitely worth a visit. (has a steep hill down to the beach!)
It was so easy to book this villa. We contacted Phil (the owner) who made the whole process so easy. We will definitely be back in the future.
Lovely spacious villa
We have just enjoyed a great stay at the yellow villa, with our family including 2 members who had travelled from Australia. The villa is very well equipped, with comfortable furniture and beds with lovely views across the valley. It is also close to local amenities, including the beach, shops and some great restaurants. The large swimming pool was the icing on the cake. Would definitely return.
Fantastic 10 Days.
Just returned from a ten day holiday in this VIlla,we intended going as a couple but were joined by our daughter,husband and 5 mth old Grandaughter.It was every thing we wanted quiet location with fantastic views over FIguiera ideal for couples or family seeking a quiet relaxing holiday.Very well equipped and Comfortable a microwave would be a useful addition a car is a necessity but it is only a short ride to Salema with its restraunts and beach.Try the bar in the village O Saphino..... Great to relax in and good food (large wine 1 euro !). Many thanks to Phil for the very efficient booking process and quickly dealing with any query/questions,we will be back.
The Villa You Want
We are a Dutch couple in our mid fifties with grown up kids whom we like to invite to stay a while with us on our holidays. We know the Vila do Bispo area pretty well and have been coming here for many years. We like the climate which is not too hot. And of course the fabulous beaches, Praia do Castelejo being our favorite.
Returned to this villa, because last year was a huge succes. Being here is indeed being away from it all. Splendid view from the veranda, and a rugged nature all around you.
The Yellow Villa is as you see it on the pictures, with lots of space, a high ceiling, nice clean bedrooms and bathrooms, a great kitchen and a broad veranda. In the morning the sea is greeting you, in the evening you look on the lights of Figueira.
The well kept pool is so large you can actually swim in it. We used the bar at lunch time and the wifi takes your spotify (in our case with bluetooth speakers) just anywhere you want.
Phil is a generous host and you can count on a swift communication. He made considerable improvements this year, an improved bathroom, a second bathroom and a pool shower. We will definitely come back!
Jeroen and Annemiek
Figueira beach, a beautiful unspoilt sandy beach is only accessible on foot approx 25 min walk from the villa (or you can drive half way). In the car, Salema is 5 mins away with a host of other beaches within a 10 to 30min drive. These vary from quiet picturesque coves such as Furnas or Zavial to the more resort type beaches such as Burgau and Luz. Further west are beaches ideal for those looking for good surf and surf schools. Full details supplied in the villa.
Faro airport approx 1 hour drive / 100km serviced by most low cost airlines including Easyjet, Monarch. Jet2 and Ryanair.
Car recommended to really get the benefit of this area
Figueira is a 5 min walk, Salema 5 min drive
Lagos is 20mins by car
Nearest golf course - less than 5 mins
Approx 40mins from Slide & Splash waterpark
Within a 20-30 min drive you can do surfing, golf, tennis, spa, eat, shop, boat trip (including caves, fishing, dolphin watching), bowls, cycle, off road, museums, clubs......or just do nothing by the pool and enjoy the natural surroundings.
There a a small shop in Figueira however nearest supermarket only 2km away in Budens. Nearest bank is Vila do Bispo (6km) where there is also a Lidl. You can walk to three restaurants in Figuera as well as a local bar. In Salema there are many restaurants and a few shops. For a larger selection of shops, restaurants and bars Lagos is only 20mins away.
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