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Stunning new villa with private heated pool and sea views

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome


About the property

Casa Mila, Salema - Secluded location, 10 minute walk to beach and restaurants. 5 minute drive to golf, tennis and spa

Brand new 4 bedroom villa built in the hillside of Salema, fully equipped with the latest technology - Underfloor cooling/heating system, individual electric shutters for every door/window, modern bathrooms/kitchen, free wifi, gas barbeque. Private heated borderless swimming pool with stunning views of the ocean/Salema. 10 minute walk into Salema or 3 minute drive to the beautiful beach in Salema - Suitable for all holiday groups from families with children, golf trips and groups of friends. 1 hour 10 minutes drive from Faro and few minutes from glorious beaches, restaurants and fishing villages.

Kate Ratcliffe
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2017

About Kate Ratcliffe

My brother and I have holidayed in Salema since we were small children and have grown to love Salema and the surrounding areas. Salema in our opinion is a hidden little gem which takes you away from the overpopulated tourist areas of Portugal and we wanted to have our own home so that we can enjoy it with our own family and friends. We hope that our guests relax and enjoy our home in Salema in the same way that we do.

Kate Ratcliffe purchased this villa in 2014

Why Kate Ratcliffe chose Vila Do Bispo region

We have watched Salema grow over the last 35 years from a few fishermen’s cottages to a thriving, popular holiday destination without being spoilt from over building. The beautiful beach in Salema is extremely popular with families as it does not suffer from overcrowding like many others towards Faro, and benefits from life guards on duty all day as well as a first aid centre. There are also plenty of restaurants along the sea front to choose from. Salema is also one of the last remaining fishing villages where the fishermen still fish in the traditional way and the fisherman can still be seen spending their afternoons repairing their nets for their next fishing trip. Included in the rental price guests will receive a complimentary welcome pack (which is most welcome if guests arrive late in the evening and are hungry and thirsty!). We also include all linen and towels including pool towels and beach towels - We know how costly it can be to add additional luggage to your flights so providing towels for our guests should lighten the cost! We also include all cleaning products, such as dishwasher tablets, salt and rinse-aid, fairy liquid, bin liners, kitchen towel, foil and cling film, tea towels, dish cloths, toilet rolls, hand pump soaps and room sprays - again the cost of some of these products can be costly so we have taken the burden off you. It is important to us that you feel at home and don't have to worry about these things. Pool heating is also included in your rental price. We also have a travel cot, two high chairs, a bed guard for young children and a stairgate at no extra cost.

What makes this villa unique

Building our own villa has enabled us to install all the modern technology we feel was required to make this villa feel like home from home, which is harder to achieve in an old property. For example our underfloor cooling/heating and electric shutters each have their own control panel in each room, but also one main switch to operate all shutters at once, We are proud of our achievements and hope that our guests will feel the same, and enjoy the experience as much as we do. The villa also benefits from the fabulous views overlooking Salema and the ocean and is the envy of the rest of Salema as it is the last property in Salema to enjoy the last of the sun in the evening. The villa also benefits from a basement which houses the washing machine, table tennis table and a dart board. We have recently purchased a set of outdoor sofas which are on the upper balcony for guests to enjoy the early morning shade and the fabulous sunset in the evening.


Salema Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • 3 bathrooms & downstairs WC Master includes (bath, separate shower, bidet, WC, double sinks) Separate bathroom on landing with bath/shower over, WC and sink En-suite bathroom to twin room with shower, bidet, WC and sink Pump soaps & unlimited toilet roll provided in all bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 4 Bedrooms, sleeps 8 Notes on bedrooms: 4 generously sized bright bedrooms 1 x Master with kingsize bed and ensuite bathroom (with large balcony with stunning views and a set of outdoor sofas) 2 x twin rooms with single beds (1 with en-suite) 1 Double Bedroom All have built in wardrobes Each room is provided with a hairdryer
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: This stunning brand new villa is fitted with electric shutters which are individually operated for added security along with underfloor cooling/central heating, plus 2 built in safes for valuables. Pool heating is now included in the rental price. There is a table tennis table and din the basement for everyone to enjoy Outside: Heated borderless pool (automatically lit up at night) Stunning views over salema and the ocean Two terrace levels; one has a covered eating area with table and chairs to seat 8. The lower level is accessed by a set of steps with a lockable gate for security for families with young children. Comfortable sunbeds for each guest, and an outdoor shower. Upper balcony accessed via the master bedroom with stunning views to enjoy the sunset. This villa is the last villa in Salema to enjoy the sunset well into the evening due to its position. Utility Room: Washing machine in basement, with ironing board, iron, 2 freestanding airers and laundry baskets. There is also another fridge for drinks in the basement. Linen, bath towels, pool towels and beach towels are provided. These will be changed midstay for guests renting for 2 weeks. If guests require a midweek clean this can be arranged at an extra cost in advance. Duvets available. Tea towels, and cleaning products provided Other: Large Gas Barbeque - gas provided Separate Downstairs WC Washing machine Extra outdoor drinks fridge Cool bags for the beach provided Travel cot, high chair, set of bed guards and stair gate


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Stunning new villa with private heated pool and sea views
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Returning to Casa Mila for a second time was every bit as perfect as our first visit. Casa Mila really does tick all the boxes. Attention to detail and thoughtful presentation throughout

we discovered new walks with breathtaking views, dined at our favourite restaurants, visited new places and lolled about in the beautifully warm pool.

in the evenings we ended our day with a short walk to the village to enjoy drinks and dinner of freshly caught fish or local cuisine.

We enjoyed BBQ's with fresh and local produce from the well stocked supermarket just a short drive away.

Allso relaxing and enjoyable, We look forward to returning again.


  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you once again for your kind review. We are thrilled that your stay at Casa Mila was as good as the first time you stayed at the villa. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Regards, Kate
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  • 5 of 5

We've just come back from a beautiful week in Salema. The villa is absolutely stunning and very private. There is no expense spared on any of the fittings and its immaculate. Its a lovely 10 minute walk to Salema and close to lots of other lovely towns via car. Don't look at any other properties. Just book this one. You won't regret it. We're already looking forward to a return visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review. We are so pleased that you had a fantastic holiday and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Fantastic well appointed brand new villa

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic villa for a holiday in Salema. It is brand new and extremely well appointed and spotlessly clean. The owner provided excellent instruction brochures for all the equipment in the villa and great information on Salema and the surrounding area. It is a short walk into Salema with it's super beaches and restaurants. We would thoroughly recommend this villa.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning, and thoroughly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for a wonderful, wonderful holiday!

The villa was just perfect for our family of 5 plus grandparents.

Spotlessly clean, super comfortable beds, everything we could possible need for a great stay, and beautiful interiors to boot.

Thoughtful little touches, such as the kiddilock that we could use to lock the pool gate for our toddler, were abundant and much appreciated.

A short walk down to Salema's beach, bars and great restaurants, and a short drive from so many beautiful spots.

Thanks for the information guide on local lesser-known beaches, etc, we had a great time exploring.

Thoroughly recommend this villa to anyone looking for a brilliant holiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What a fantastic discovery!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Mila is situated in the best location in Salema to enjoy all that this unspoilt little fishing village has to offer.This luxury villa ticked all our boxes with spacious living and outdoor areas ,high quality appliances and finishes and attention to detail throughout. We found it clean, well managed and fully equipped for comfort and ease. We explored the coastline, with its beautiful wild flowers, descending on secluded sandy coves .We discovered delicious local eating places all within minutes' walking distance.We lounged by the heated pool,soaked up the sun and chilled with our books. It was hard to drag ourselves away after twelve glorious, relaxing days but we feel sure that we will return again soon.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful holiday at Casa Mila. The villa was so comfortable, carefully thought out, elegant and clean. And not to forget your excellent support. We did not miss anything! The stunning sea view from the villa was overwhelming and we loved that you could easily walk to the beach. Especially our boys were thrilled of the table tennis table. We would definitely rent the villa again.

Salema is a lovely place and we also visited the near west coast with its special beaches.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Salema Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 10 2017 - Nov 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $248

Booking Notes:
Prices are for the villa per week in UK Pounds.
A deposit of 30% of the total cost is required to secure your booking. If your booking is made 8 weeks or less before the arrival date it must be accompanied by full payment, otherwise the balance (together with a refundable £200 damage deposit) must be paid 8 weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Access to the villa is after 4 pm and guests are required to vacate the villa by 10 am on departure. Luggage may be dropped off or left at the villa by prior arrangement with the owners.

Notes on prices:
If you make an enquiry about our villa, please can you check your junk folder as occasionally my reply ends up there and often goes unnoticed. I make it my priority to reply to enquiries as soon as I receive them. It would help if you put your mobile number as a contact on the enquiry form as I will send a text in addition to replying via email to let you know that I have responded to your enquiry. I will only use your mobile number for this purpose. Thank you for your cooperation with this.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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


10 minute downhill walk to the beach or 3 minute drive into Salema

1 minute drive to Boca do Rio Beach

3 minute drive to the beautiful Blue Wave Beach

5 minute drive to the beautiful fishing village of Burgau with its stunning beach


Distance from Faro airport to Salema is a maximum of 1 hour and 10 mins. Car hire is essential.

Taxis are available to hire from Salema


The charming fishing village of Salema is only 3 minutes drive from the villa. Nearby there is Burgau village which is 7 minute drive with Luz a further 5 minutes from here. These villages are the last remaining fishing villages left in the Western Algarve. Lagos is the nearest town which is 20 minutes from the villa. This whole area is now easily accessible with the main motorway from Faro to Lagos.

Further Details:

Nearest large supermarket is 5 mins drive from the villa but Salema itself has two small mini markets for essentials. In peak season you can also purchase delicious fresh bread from the sea front. Donughts are sold on the beach in peak season and there is a van selling fish on the seafront at various times in the week. Salema has a wide range of restaurants to cater for everyone and sees guests returning year after year. There are plenty of walking routes for those who enjoy walking.


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