|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Free Wi-Fi. A fantastic place to spend your holidays at any time of year, this comfortable villa with modern furnishings, gardens & private pool area with great views over the countryside.
The open plan living area, and other improvements were completed in March 2014 gives this traditional villa a modern twist. The fully-fitted and equipped kitchen area has patio doors leading outside to a fabulous covered seating area and a BBQ, perfect for al fresco dining. The adjacent dual aspect dining / lounge area also has patio doors opening onto the pool area & terraces. There are 3 good-sized bedrooms (1 double and 2 twins - the twin beds can be zipped together to form doubles), with one (twin) bedroom being located on the ground floor with direct access to the garden. On the ground-floor there is a large shower room. The two first-floor bedrooms have patio doors that open onto a south-facing veranda; the first floor bathroom has a bath with overhead shower. The large 50m2 pool is surrounded by a beautiful garden and ample sun terraces with lots of space for relaxation and games. Views across the rural landscape, often including the goatherd and his herd, add to the feeling of being in a peaceful part of the western Algarve. This location is also a perfect base for exploring the stunning west coast and 'real' Portugal or for just enjoying peace and relaxation. Beaches, bars restaurants and a supermarket are all 5-10 minutes' drive away.
All windows are double glazed and have fly screens & there is air-conditioning in the lounge, kitchen & ground floor bedroom. There is heating throughout the villa for cooler months together with a wood burning stove in the lounge.
We are happy to arrange car hire, transfers, cots, high-chairs, outdoor activities and lots more to ensure that you have a hassle-free holiday!
There are German TV channels plus English channels available.
The pool can be heated.
The villa is tucked a way in a really quite location which is perfect for children. We travelled as party of 2 adults with 4 children of varying ages and there was something for all of them. Long days in the heated pool and plenty of room for the sun lovers to top up the tan. Having a car is essential which allows easy access to restaurants and beaches of Salema and Sagres as well as the larger town of Lagos. The villa itself is stunning, spacious and well equiped. Greeting on arrival was friendly and professional so we couldn't ask for anything more.
We stayed as a family of 6 although the youngest was 21. The villa is in a stunning location, a few minutes walk from the nearest village the only noises you normally heard were the birds and flocks of sheep if they were on the hill the villa overlooks.
The villa itself is very nice although we didn't spend much time indoors! The beds were large and comfortable and 2 bathrooms between 6 people worked well. The kitchen is spacious and well equipped, the dishwasher giving one less thing to worry about. I would also recommend getting a bag of oranges from a street trader and trying the juicer. The juice is amazing and the oranges only 2.50 for a large bag.
The garden was the real highlight. We stayed once a few years ago but it has been transformed. Immediately you have the pool. Great size with a shallow and a deep end kept us entertained most of the time if we weren't on sun beds around it. A new addition is the amazing gazebo where we ate most nights off the bbq next to it. Don't be afraid of the fishmongers and butchers at the local supermarket, they were extremely helpful at recommending what to try.
We had a car which I would recommend although Carol is happy to recommend a very friendly local taxi driver as well. The driving is easy though as it is based near the main road between Lagos and Sagres which is wide and quiet. Outside of the villa we explored Lagos and found some nice restaurants and also went down to Sagres to do some surfing, there are also some lovely beaches here. Praia De Luz is easy to get to by car or taxi as well. We also went horse riding a little further north which was an excellent way to see the country Overall an incredible trip, thank you for all your help Carol
We managed to get a last minute getaway at a days notice, a quick check on the flights and villa availability and off we go.
It took about 1 hour from the airport and motorway most of the way, with main roads to the edge of the villa, which was nicely tucked away from the road down a little path.
on arrival we were greeted by the villa manager CAROL and shown around the villa. WOW!! it was spacious, very clean and plenty of room for 6 people. the master bedroom has a massive double bed and the other rooms have plenty of room for 2 people. all the bedrooms have a door opening to outdoors so you can catch the early sun straight from your bed.
The outdoor views are great, very picturesque with a fantastic Garden, Shaded seating area and BBQ. then there is the pool, due to the short notice the pool was not preheated, but Carol sorted it out and within a few hours it was 27 degrees (like a UK swimming pool) then the following day it got up to 29 degrees and felt Warm but cooling. there are plenty of loungers and chairs along with some wet and dry shaded areas to take a break from the sun.
We were told that Salema was 5 minutes away with a beach, shops, bars and restaurants, we found a busy little place called "Central Bistro" the food was amazing, the prices were good and the atmosphere was great. we even got a complementary drink on each return visit!
we traveled 15 minutes to Lagos, where there is a beautiful Harbor, miles of white sandy beach and plenty going on. They also have a Mc Donald's and Pizza hut for the kids.
There is a large supermarket 2 minutes from the Villa and they have a bakery, cafe, fuel and everything else you can think of so no need to search for food, booze or BBQ stuff!
The sun was shining in early May from 9am to 7pm and it was around 30 degrees, in the evening it did cool down a little but there if a log fire and heaters around the villa if you need them???
The showers are amazing with instant hot water and a blast form a fancy shower head, with mixer tap and also a bath for lazy days.
The Kitchen is very well equipped and with a large fridge/freezer, dish washer and even washing machine it helps to make light of any mess.
The Sky TV and free WIFI are helpfull to rub the photos of the holiday in the faces of all your friends and allow you to keep in touch or just entertain the kids. the WIFI worked all around the villa so no need to sit indoors to stay online.
In summary FANTASTIC we will go again!
We were a group of 8, 4 Adults, 4 kids, 2 of which are teenagers. We arrived and were greeted by Carol who gave us a mini tour of the villa, she recommended a few places to go and left us her contact details should anything happen. The kids all bunked down in the large downstairs' bedroom, which was fine for them. The added benefit of the maids coming during the week to make up the beds and give the place the once over was a nice added addition.
The Villa was amazing and did not disappoint, we have stayed at many villas before and there is always issues, we had none here at all. The rooms are very well decorated and comfortable. The Kitchen is well appointed and the dishwasher made light of BBQ plates!
The Pool was brilliant and bigger than we expected, struggled to get the kids out of it. The Recently landscaped gardens were also a treat and the kids loved it. As did I, even found a Praying Mantis in the bushes! The Napa stayed warm in the evening so we used it a lot for evening meals. However, the new outside Gazeboo was also superb and the furniture was very comfy.
The location of the villa is superb, probably the best I have ever stayed at, wonderful views from the bedrooms upstairs over the hills, very quiet in the evenings, one villa around 100 metres away, which did not worry us. Nothing else around for a good 1000 metres. The local Intermache is around 3 mins drive away and was well stocked for BBQ evenings.
There are loads of beaches nearby that are all worth visiting.
We will be looking to re-book again for next year without a doubt.
All in all an outstanding Villa, great welcome & great location.
If you are a couple, family or larger group you will not be disappointed by this villa, quiet location, close to the shop and local beaches and restaurants etc. 100%
I would highly recommend this villa and location. The villa was very well equipped, furnished and cleaned to a high standard. The gardens and pool area are stunning with an amazing view.. It was very tranquil and afforded us a lovely week of rest and relaxation. The local town of Budens is only a few minutes drive away which has a very well stocked supermarket. The beaches are also only a few minutes drive away. The personal meet and greet at the villa provided by Carol and Shaun of Destination Algarve was a lovely start to the week and much appreciated. I would not hesitate to recommend this villa to couples but also a family group.
Wieder war es ein wunderschöner Urlaub,der Garten ist stilvoll umgestaltet worden,ein neues Häuschen läd zum Relaxen im Schatten ein,der Fernsehempfang ist auch auf deutsche Sender erweitert worden,der Internetempfang gut.Das Haus wird hervorragend betreut durch Carol und Sean sowie durch Gärtner und Poolboy.Wie schön ist es frühmorgens in einen angenehm temperierten sauberen Pool zu springen.Die Kücheneinrichtung lässt keien Wünsche offen und wir fanden es gut,dass auch Reinigungsmittel und nicht verderbliche Speisezutaten einfach vorhanden waren.
Die Strände eindrucksvoll und wild und ohne Bebauung.KLeien einfache Restaurantes oder auch anspruchsvollere direkt in der Nähe.Alles wunderbar.Wir kommen nächstes Jahr mit underen Kindern und Enkeln wieder.
This lovely holiday villa is just over 2 kms from the nearest beach ('Boca do Rio'), which is midway between the unspoilt fishing villages of Burgau and Salema, both of which boast golden sandy beaches and fine restaurants.
Other stunning beaches just a short drive away are at Ingrina and Zavial to the west, and at the lively resort of Praia da Luz and the historic city of Lagos to the east.
There is a supermarket, bars and restaurants in the village of Budens which is just 1 km away.
The Golf Course at Parque da Floresta is a 5 minute drive from the villa and there are other courses in the Lagos area (20 minutes) including the recently opened course at Espiche (15 minutes drive).
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$427|
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