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Beautiful Spacious Private Villa 2.5 Acres Free Wifi Air Con Nr Golf & Beach



Updated: 24-Oct-2016
Sleeps up to 12 Mosquito Mesh in Bedrooms Great Views See Price Chart for Groups

Prices range for groups of 6 persons, groups of 7-8 persons and groups of 9-10 persons. Please see price chart below or contact owner.

Close to Budens Village, Beach, Golf Course, and all Amenities. A beautiful spacious Algarvian villa, completely alone in 2.5 acres of private land, plus hectares of protected National Park terrain. Air conditioned, WiFi, central heating. Mosquito mesh on all bedroom windows. Sleeps 10 + 2.

Nestled In it's elevated & secluded position, with beautiful views. overlooking the picturesque village of Budens, and Parque da Floresta Golf course. Salema Beach is just over a mile away, and one of the last remaining fishing villages in the Western Algarve.

Large Swimming Pool

BBQ & Purpose Built Alpendre (Outdoor Eating Area)

Spacious double aspect lounge opens onto a very spacioius patio & pool area

Satellite TV-free channels., DVD & CD player

Central Heating Air Con

The villa has 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (3 en-suite), large lounge, large fully fitted kitchen and private pool, set in a very spacious patio area, with outside toilet

The villa is built on two floors, each one with its own outside entrance at ground level, making it suitable for disabled people. There is a very large area to the front of the villa, laid with white cobbled stones, allowing plenty of room for cars. Access to the villa is via a private tree-lined road.

The pool is 8 x 4 meters (14 x 28 feet) with a shallow end of 1 meter (3 feet) deep, where you can enter via steps, gradually sloping down to the 7’ deep end, which is about 2.2 meters. The pool is set at the back of the villa. There is access to the patio and pool from the lounge, kitchen and also from the front of the house, via the gate. There is a covered area on the Patio for eating, and a large built in traditional style BBQ. There are plenty of outdoor tables, chairs, umbrellas and sun loungers, and an outdoor shower. Pool towels are also provided.


The kitchen is light and spacious with plenty of cupboard space and work surfaces. It. features a large farmhouse table & benches which seats up to 12 people. Washing machine; Dishwasher; Toaster; Kettle; Microwave; Gas Oven & Hob; Fridge freezer; cooking utensils, crockery & cutlery


The lounge is a bright and spacious double aspect room, with plenty of seating. There is a wood burning stove, television with SKY TV free channels; DVD player; CD player. 2 sets of large sliding patio doors lead on to the pool area

First Bedroom:

Double bed, large fitted wardrobe with drawers & full length mirror. Large newly furbished en-suite bathroom with walk in shower, toilet, sink & bidet.

Second Bedroom:

Large, spacious room with double bed, double ftted wardrobe with drawers, with a window overlooking Budens Village. Newly refurbished en-suite bathroom with walk in shower, toilet and sink.

Third Bedroom:

Twin beds & large fitted wardrobe with drawers. En-suite bathroom with bath, shower, toilet & sink..

Fourth Bedroom:

Large and spacious room on the lower floor with double bed & double fitted wardrobe with drawers. Overlooks picturesque village of Budens. Bathroom with bath, sink, toilet and bidet just outside the bedroom shared with fifth bedroom.

Fifth Bedroom:

On the lower floor with twin beds & large fitted wardrobe with drawers. Bathroom with bath,sink, toilet and bidet just outside the bedroom shared with fourth bedroom

Cots & Extra Beds:

Four travel cots are available at no extra charge. There are 2 chairs that covert to single beds. which are suitable for children to sleep on if needed.

Housekeeping Service:

The housekeeper comes for approximately 2 hours each day Monday to Saturday. Her duties include general cleaning, bed making and linen changes once weekly.

Budens village is just 5-6 minutes walking distance, with cafes, restaurants and a supermarket.

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Kathy,

I just wanted to say a big thank you! Although the weather wasn't quite as good as we had hoped for, we had a lovely stay in your villa. Nazare was an absolute delight and was very helpful. Your villa is very beautiful and we loved the seclusion - exactly what we were looking for. We try to get to that part of the Algarve as often as possible and we will be back at some point.

Thank you once again.

Apr 2015
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9 Reviews

based on 9 holidaymaker reviews


Perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

I echo the sentiments and detail of the reviewer of June 22 2016 re the property and locality and especially the ease of dealing with the owner, Kathy - it has been a smooth and thoroughly enjoyable holiday and I would recommend wholeheartedly. A car is needed though for exploring the coastline and making the most of both worlds of peace & quiet by the pool and beaches. We used SixT who are based at the airport, and our friends used Goldcar (adjacent to the SixT office) - both seem reliable. We ate at O Tiago on the last night - short walk into Budens and it was v warm and authentic. NB need to give 24 hours notice for more traditional Portuguese dishes! Thank you, Kathy!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A fabulous villa!!

  • 5 of 5

My now husband & I stayed at villa Santa Maria for 4 weeks in May 2016 as our base for our Portugal wedding

The location is perfect, only a few mins drive to the local villages of Salema, Burgau & Luz a bit further as well as being very close to the Parque da Floresta golf course which was an added bonus for my husband!

The local intermarche is less than 10 mins by foot and very handy indeed.

Now to the villa…………

The space in this place is amazing, 5 great sized bedrooms, 3 upstairs all with en suite and 2 more downstairs with a bathroom to share, although for the majority of the 4 weeks, it was just us and our 2 border collies we couldn’t have asked for a better place. The kitchen area which has been newly extended was a perfect space for us to cook and entertain our friends who had come out for the wedding, and the fact it goes straight out to the fabulous pool and terrace area was just perfect, as so many of the properties in Portugal tend to have the pool off bedrooms.

The kitchen was well stocked with tableware, glasses, cutlery etc so we were really able to make it a home from home during our long stay.

The pool area was amazing, a total suntrap with sunshine from 9am until it sets in the evening, and as the property is set into the hills, it is completely sheltered from the famous algarve breeze you often get!

Another great addition to the outside space is a new covered table area, which was a welcome rest area when the sun became too much for some!

A great sized living room too, but to be honest, we spent 99% of our time in the kitchen or outside having BBQs and enjoying the pool!

Nazare the cleaner was a delight to see each morning, although she speaks very little English (but much more than we speak Portuguese!!) we got along really well with her & her husband.

Kathy has been a pleasure to deal with, during the wedding planning, I changed our dates several times, and she was always more than accommodating to our requests.

It’s safe to say we had a great time, in fact we are already booked to return this September!! We have been coming to the same part of Portugal for almost 8 years now, and this is certainly one of the best places we have stayed for location, and the house itself and what it offers.

A fantastic villa for families, groups of friends or anyone who just loves to have their own pool and great space at an affordable cost!


  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Holly for a really delightful and pleasing review, it was a pleasure to have you stay with us. I’m delighted you and your party had such a great time and I look forward to having you return in September.
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We'll be back, highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

A very spacious villa with a nicely private pool and wooded garden. The villa is set well back from the main road so although the road is busy, the noise from the road is rarely noticable.

A large and very comfortable living room plus a well equipped kitchen means that you can make the most of evenings in. The village (Budens) with its supermarket and restaurants is within easy walking distance, although walking back up the long unlit drive could be a bit tricky without a torch and take care crossing the road.

We had a really fantastic two weeks here, daily maid service also adding to make it a thouroughly restful stay.

We'll be back. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and peaceful Villa.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a wonderful week at Santa Maria. The house is very well decorated, spacious and clean. Santa Maria is nestled on a hillside, surrounded by fields and trees. It is truly secluded and we very much enjoyed the peace and privacy that the location afforded. I have travelled the Algarve, and the western tip has to be my favourite place. The majority of tourists stay in the large resorts, and the west boasts the best beaches and a more authentic Portuguese experience. We visited a different beach every day and made the most of the warm October weather. We found some very reasonably priced restaurants, but spent most evenings eating in the Villa. The kitchen is very well equipped, and the local supermarket is well stocked. I'm looking forward to visiting again, hopefully with a group of friends.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb, spacious and secluded just what I needed!

  • 5 of 5

We have come to this villa a number of times now and each time does not disappoint. The great thing about this villa is its location - secluded but has everything you need a 'stones throw away'. The villa is positioned just off of the N125 (between Faro and Sagres) and is opposite Budens village. Although it is secluded, it is a 5 minute walk to the local intermarche which has all you need, with a Lidl 10 minutes drive in Vila do Bispo. The villa itself has plenty of space (one year we filled it with 8 adults and 6 children and it still felt like we had plenty of space) with a large lounge and outdoor area with a well sized pool. The rooms are also well fitted with ensuites and aircon. It also has a great beach near by (Salema) which is very child friendly and also has a number of well established and well reviewed restaurants. I am sure we will be returning again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Place

  • 5 of 5

Hi Kathy!

I'm writing this email to thank you in the name of the 13 we were there for your amazing place. We had a blast!

The swimming pool, the BBQ, the rooms...everything was beyond good!

If i ever come back to Algarve, I'll try to get the house again (it's not a threat hahaha)



  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 98 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Budens at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Portimao at 32 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Budens - Park da Floresta at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Lagos at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Lagos at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Budens at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Salema at 2 Kilometres Car: recommended

BUDENS VILLAGE is characteristically Portuguese, boasting a lovely 17th century church, & typical whitewashed houses. There are several restaurants & cafes around the hamlet, plus an incredibly well stocked supermarket. You can buy your bread, and irresistible Portuguese pastries from the supermarket, or from the old bakery shop.

SALEMA BEACH: Just 1 mile away is a typical fishing village with a great beach. It has quite a few restaurants, some very well known for their fish & seafood cuisine.

There are many beautiful and secluded beaches on this coastal strip, to choose from including Ingrina, & Zavial.

SAGRES & CAPE DE ST VINCENT: approx. 15 mins drive from the villa is an ancient maritime port, the LANDS END of EUROPE. The Lighthouse & the Old Fort are a must to see.

PARQUE DA FLORESTA GOLF COURSE in BUDENS: Is situated between the Moorish town of Lagos & the ancient maritime port of SAGRES; the heart of Portugal's unspoilt WESTERN ALGARVE. The golf course is just across from VILLA SANTA MARIA, it has spectacular views and a wonderful array of flowers plants & eucalyptus trees. (VILLA SANTA MARIA can be seen from many aspects of the course). This golf course offers a host of leisure activities; a GOLF ACADAMY, and short game practice. 3 PUTTING GREENS, TENNIS, HORSE RIDING, BOWLING, MOUNTAIN BIKING, JEEP SAFARIS etc. It also has 'Spa Floresta' - a health, fitness and beauty spa. The Clubhouse Restaurant & Bar overlooks the 18th hole. The Bowling Clubhouse, Bistro & Tennis Bar are open daily. The 'O Parque' is for evening meals with an a la carte menu & can also be booked at Reception.

LAGOS; Just 10 minutes drive from the villa, has a beautiful marina and seaside promenade, with a variety of shops, specialising in silver, pottery, copper, leather and filigree. It has a vibrant night life with plenty of restaurants & bars. Lagos is also a historic centre of the Portuguese Age of Discovery. Once a regular home of Henry the Navigator. At one period it was a centre of the European slave trade, slaves were brought back from the discovery voyages, & sold. The 15th century ‘Slave Market’ is situated across from St Anthony’s Church.

DOLPHIN WATCHING: Boats departs daily from the Marina: www.dizzydolphin.com

LAGOS DAILY FISH MEAT and VEG MARKET:Don't miss this!. Locals also bring their own home grown produce to sell, and you can find them by the Bus Terminal. It's a great experience, and so much choice.There is also a general Saturday market.

Other Activities: There is an array of leisure and sport activities in the Algarve, some within 10 minutes’ drive from the villa.

For full details of Scuba Diving, Sailing, Horse Riding, Windsurfing, Underwater Fishing, Delta Wing, Mountain Biking, Hot Air Balloons, Water Skiing, Karting, Paintball, Aqua Parks and Theme Parks, Horse Riding BloKarting Kite boarding & Wakeboarding, Sailing, Surfing & extreme Sports, & Wind Surfing, please contact us, or visit our website: www.villasantamaria.co.uk

There are boat trips from Lagos to the caves, to see dolphins, to fish plus cruises along the stunning Algarve coastline! The Avenida and the Marina are lined with stands selling boat trips. Some of the dolphin watching trips offers a guarantee, so that if you aren't lucky enough to see dolphins they will offer another boat trips.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 8
29 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 9
29 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 1
23 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 2
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
1 Apr 2017 - 12 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
13 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
17 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 10
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 11
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

..... Dates.. ... ..7/8 persons.......9/10 persons.......extra person
01Apr-12May.............. .£840 ........... £945 .................£55..
13May-16Jun ..............£1160. ....... £1315 ...............£61..
17Jun- 21Jul ..............£1270................. £1460.................£66..
22Jul-25Aug ................£1895........ .........£2020 .................£72..
26Aug-01Sep ................£1540.................£1700...................£61..
02Sep-27Oct ................ £920......... ........£1080...................£55..
28Oct-22Dec...........,,,.. £590............,......£670.....................£55
23Dec-06Jan................. £900...................£990.....................£55
For more information please contact Kathy da Costa

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 24-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


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


  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


  • 2nd en suite - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • 3rd 1 en suite - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • 4th shared - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, This is a bathroom for communal use on the ground floor
  • Patio Area - Outdoor Shower, Open outdoor shower by pool
  • 1st en suite - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Double 1 - 1 Double Bed, En suite
  • Double 2 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, En suite
  • Twin 3 - 2 Single Bed, En suite
  • Twin 4 - 2 Single Bed, Bathroom next door, cot c
  • Double 5 - 1 Single Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Bathroom next door, cot available
  • Five double bedrooms 4 bathrooms (three of which have en suite). Travel cots & high chairs available on request at no extra charge.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 9 deck chairs


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Air Conditioning: Reasonable use Hand and bath towels provided, as well as tea towels and bed linen. Poolside towels are provided. The kitchen/diner has a pine table with seating for 10. 2 high chairs are available at no extra cost, as well as travel cots at no extra charge The pool area is extremely large peaceful and very private, There is a covered area for eating outside, a poolside shower and a large purpose built B B Q. The poolside area is completely walled around, with two high gates.so if you have any toddlers they can't escape! Clients will have access to the keys for these gates. In addition, the front of the villa is very spacious, with wonderful views of the golf course, village and surrounding areas. It's ideal for games, but not for toddlers. The lounge has a TV, DVD player and hi-fi system. All the bedrooms have mosquito mesh fitted to the windows

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