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Salema, Budens, Portugal
  • Villa2368 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms5
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay1 - 7 nights


Villa dos Duquinhos is an exceptional villa overlooking the ocean and picturesque village of Salema Beach. It boosts some of the most panoramic ocean and coastal views in the Algarve.

The villa has been completely renovated and refurbished. In the main villa there are 3 bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom. There is a very large living room, containing a spacious living and dining area and including a fully fitted kitchen.

There are 2 separate apartments. The first apartment (on the pool level) contains a living/bedroom area and en-suite bathroom.

Down the steps from the pool level there is a second apartment. It contains a living/bedroom, kitchen and en-suite bathroom.

From the adjacent spacious terraces you are overlooking the ocean and Salema Beach. Truly relax and enjoy incredible ocean views from the terraces and lounge area. Cool down in the private swimming pool with salt water (skin friendly). And prepare your favourite dinner with the built in BBQ.

Enjoy the fastest internet in Salema! Internet speeds in Salema are especially slow in summer time due to the large number of users. This is the only villa in Salema with Internet access via satellite, so you can always enjoy a guaranteed internet speed. There is WIFI available throughout the villa, apartments and terraces.

The property is situated in a peaceful residential area. Salema's Beach sandy beach and picturesque village center only a short walk away.

This is a perfect retreat for guests who are looking for something truly exceptional.

Salema Beach - a picturesque hideaway: Salema Beach is a picturesque and traditional fishing village in the unspoilt Western Algarve region of Portugal. Nestled between the rugged cliffs right at the beach sits this village on the edge of the Ocean. Small fishing boats are still launched directly from the beach to the sea to bring in fish for local consumption and sold in one of the local restaurants. The long sandy beach beneath the rocks is beautifully carved along the cliffs. Ah the far Western end of it there are flat rocks, which are famous for their dinosaurs footprints.

Salema Beach is situated within the Costa Vincentina Natural Park, a protected area of outstanding natural beauty.

At whatever time of the year you visit, the unique atmosphere, stunning surroundings and exceptional array of activities for all ages and interests make Salema the perfect holiday destination for families or groups of friends

Enjoy the wide variety of restaurants: Salema Beach has a selection of restaurants and some bars. There are two small supermarkets for daily needs. A big Intermarche supermarket is to be found in Budens about 4 km drive with a larger selection of goods.

At some greater distance there are more fantastic restaurants you can enjoy. In the villa we will supply you with the tips of our favourite restaurants.


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Mar 22, 2018


    • Internet
    • Swimming pool
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 2 (main villa)
        2 twin/ single, 2 single beds
      • Bedroom 1 (main villa)
        1 queen, Master bedroom / Queen bed
      • Bedroom 3 (main villa)
        2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib, 2 single beds
      • Apartment 1
        2 twin/ single, 2 single beds
      • Apartment 2
        2 twin/ single, 2 single beds


        • 5 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 4 (apartment 1)
          toilet, shower, To bedroom 4
        • Bathroom 5 (apartment 2)
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 1 (main villa)
          toilet, shower, To master bedroom
        • Bathroom 2 (main villa)
          toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, To bedroom 2
        • Bathroom 3 (main villa)
          toilet, shower, To bedroom 3
        • Each bedroom has an en suite bathroom.

        Location Type

          • Oceanfront
          • Beach
          • Mountain
          • Near The Ocean
          • Ocean View
          • Downtown
          • Resort
          • Rural
          • Town
          • Village
          • Waterfront


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Luxury
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Parking
                      • Fireplace
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Sunbed
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Grill
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Fully equipped
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Garbage Disposal
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                              • Dining Room
                              • comfy seating for 10 people


                                  • Books for Adults
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Radio
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television


                                      • Golf
                                      • Balcony
                                      • Beach Towels
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Deck Furniture
                                      • Gated Community
                                      • Beach Chairs
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Furniture
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Porch / Veranda
                                      • Tennis
                                      • Terrace


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Outdoor Pool
                                              • Private Pool


                                                  • recreation center
                                                  • bay/sound
                                                  • caves
                                                  • churches
                                                  • forests
                                                  • marina
                                                  • museums
                                                  • nude beach
                                                  • playground
                                                  • botanical garden
                                                  • reefs
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • ruins
                                                  • synagogues
                                                  • theme parks
                                                  • water parks
                                                  • waterfalls
                                                  • winery tours
                                                  • zoo

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • eco tourism
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • outlet shopping
                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking
                                                      • whale watching

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

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

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • pier fishing
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • equestrian events
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hunting
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • mountaineering
                                                              • paragliding
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • rafting
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                              • snorkeling
                                                              • sound/bay fishing
                                                              • spelunking
                                                              • surf fishing
                                                              • surfing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • water skiing
                                                              • water tubing
                                                              • wind-surfing


                                                                  • The villa is all at the same level. Apartment 1 is situated at the pool level. Apartment 2 is situated down the stairs from the pool level. There is no central heating available. In the living/dining room there is a fireplace. There is no pool heating and no jacuzzi available.

                                                                    15 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Wow! What can I say except that is place is spectacular

                                                                    Meghan M.

                                                                    I speak for everyone that stayed here. This place is truly amazing! A lot of thought and detail has been put in to it. Only a few minor things that are needed but nothing that has effected us really.

                                                                    There was no broom to sweep up the floor, one of the sinks in the bathroom is slow draining, perhaps a wash basket and more pegs could be supplied, but apart from that, we have never stayed in such an amazing place!

                                                                    We will definitely miss this place, the view and salema. Hopefully we can return next year with family. Thank you for letting us enjoy your home!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Dear Meghan, Thank you very much for your kind review. We greatly appreciate that you mention that we have put a lot of thought and detail in the house. For us it is important that guests feel welcome and comfortable. We also appreciate your recommendations; we will ensure that a broom, laundry basket and pegs are present. We hope to welcome you again next year!

                                                                    Lovely villa in a tranquil setting

                                                                    Ruth R.

                                                                    Our group really enjoyed our stay. The pictures don't do the property justice. The villa was spacious and the view was beautiful. We had young children with us and the owner was very accommodating to our requests. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking equipment and we happily ate on the terrace every night. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend the villa.

                                                                    Perfect setting and awesome holiday

                                                                    Sandra P.

                                                                    We absolutely loved staying at this villa!

                                                                    I've booked quite a few in the past and this is one of the best maintained. I've read the previous reviews and was a bit worried, but everything was just great! We had loads of towels, the kitchen was fully (!) equipped, the interior was stunning and there was even a speaker (mine wasn't necessary anymore) and stuff for the pool available (we left a volleyball behind, hope people will enjoy it!). It was a shame that the Jacuzzi wasn't usable especially because it's so big (people should pay for damage, shame on you!).

                                                                    The entire villa looks so much better live, the pictures are great, but not quite the same. It is quite something waking up to such an amazing view! Very jealous of the people who will stay there.

                                                                    We just had a bit of an issue with check out time, but Ramona (landlady) said she will sort this out with the agency since they have misinformed us; apparently. Otherwise Ramona was very friendly and helpful whenever we had questions or needed help! So was Heleen by the way.

                                                                    Thank you for a lovely holiday!!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Dear Sandra, thanks for the nice review. It's good to hear that you have appreciated the villa and the sea view! After your report we solved the misunderstanding with the check out time. Our standard check out time is 10:00. It turned out that this time was not shown correctly in the HomeAway app , we have adjusted this immediately.

                                                                    Our unique Salema experience

                                                                    Will L.

                                                                    Thank you very much for such a marvelous place for our family holiday to the Algarve! A relaxing place, beautiful surroundings, and plenty of space for everyone in our group of ten. We stayed with another family and whilst that in theory should have been utter chaos there is plenty of space inside and outside the villa, the pool and the 2 separate apartments. We all coexisted very happily!

                                                                    Besides, many lovely beaches are not far away from the villa, and, as there is enough place for a car on its own grounds, there’s no problem with exploring the Western Algarve.

                                                                    And with kids in bed by 8pm we settled down to cocktails and supper outside on the terrace every evening. Bliss!

                                                                    Highly recommended for a group family holiday or group of friends who want to get away from the rat race a kick back for a week or two.

                                                                    Hope this was not our last visit to Casa dos Duquinhos.

                                                                    Casa dos Duquinhos is a wonderful oasis

                                                                    Joe D.

                                                                    Casa dos Duquinhos is a wonderful oasis in the Salema area.

                                                                    The villa is perfectly situated; at about a 5 minute walk close to the center of Salema and Salema Beach. We had the most relaxing holiday with our family here.

                                                                    The villa is spacious and accommodates our group of 10 people well. The 2 apartments provided lots of privacy. Every bedroom has an ensuite bathroom. The outside dining areas are lovely with wonderful ocean views.

                                                                    The local village of Salema has some fantastic restaurants. Restaurant Aqua na Boca was our favorite! It also has two small supermarkets and a cosy caravan bakery, so you don't have to go too far for shopping.

                                                                    We would highly recommend Casa dos Duquinhos for a holiday and really hope we can go back with my family again sometime soon.

                                                                    Great spacious home.

                                                                    Rogier v.

                                                                    We visited Portugal and this beautiful house in the beginning of May. The house is very specious and you feel really at home quickly. The house has a quality finish and it shows in every room. The owners clearly take care and stay there regularly themselves.

                                                                    The view is amazing and we sat on the terras almost all of the time. When the sun got more intense, the sunscreens and lazy chairs gave us comfort.

                                                                    Also the pool was visible from all angles on every terras, so our younger children could looked after without a hassle. We also appreciated the layout of the rooms - being with two families we still had our own space and privacy.


                                                                    Salema, Budens, Portugal

                                                                    This is an exceptional villa, approx 220 M2. It has been completely renovated and refurbished in 2010 and has fabulous ocean views. Located at a few minutes walking distance to the beach, restaurants and supermarkets. Golf: There are three beautiful golf courses nearby. - Parque da Floresta is situated just 3 kilometers outside of Salema. - Boavista Golf Course is situated just before you enter Lagos at about 15 kilometers. - Palmares Golf Course is situated at the other side of Lagos at about 20 kilometers.

                                                                    15 Reviews

                                                                    Wonderful 4.8/5

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