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Fabulous site above old Salema. Magnificent sea view. 4 bedrooms & bathrooms.

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

A comfortable villa with all mod cons & on a stunning site. Covered terrace & Solar heated pool

The Villa is a cool and spacious family house on a private and secluded hill above the old Phoencian fishing village of Salema. It is only a 5 minute walk to the beach and the village has a wide range of restaurants. There is a medium size supermarket c3kms away. Water sports, tennis, golf and squash are all available within a reasonable distance. Wi-Fi is provided. UK TV is provided over the Internet. We provide all bed linen, towels (including swimming towels) soap, washing up liquids, washing machine powder, dishwasher tablets, Rinseaid and lavatory paper. There is a hairdryer.

A maid who speaks English comes as needed but a minimum of twice per week. AIR CONDITIONED BEDROOMS AND NEW HOT WATER SYSTEMS

More Details
Registration Number : 68718/AL

Member since: 2002
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

About Michael

We maintain everything to a high standard and are fussy about detail. As a result we do not get complaints and many visitors come back several times. By having had our Agent for over 20 years any problems that do occur can be swiftly fixed by people who know the house intimately. As we point out the house is our home (the Family spend 3 months/year in it). It is not a "holiday let". As a family we have been in the village for 50 years (5 generations of us!) and are well known as the first foreign house owner in Salema. We make strenuous efforts to maintain friendly relationships with all the Portuguese. As we say, we would have sold it if we didn't derive great pleasure from it - as do our friends who say they look forward to a return invitation!

Michael purchased this villa in 1964

Why Michael chose Salema

We were one of the first houses built for foreigners in the Algarve and the first in Salema. The house was completed in 1965 and the structure has stood the test of time.

It has been continually updated so has all mod cons but retains the character of its' time. The greatest compliment that was paid to us was when a friend said how clever we had been to convert an Algarve house!

It has the great advantage of being totally on its own on a 2000sq m (1/2 acre) plot and so is quiet but it is only 5 minutes walk to the beach, local restaurants (increasingly good) and shops. The sea views from the house are fantastic.

The pool below the verandah has a well marked shallow end for children and there is plenty of shade but 6 sunbeds for those who like to toast themselves.

A great place!

What makes this villa unique

There are 3 bedrooms and bathrooms on the ground floor and a suite of bedroom and bathroom upstairs - all air conditioned. All have been renovated.. There is a big sitting room cum dining room although in summer everyone tends to eat on the verandah which has a large extendable table and plenty of chairs to relax on. It is a great place for families and children (especially younger ones) or a party of friends. For cooks the kitchen is fully equipped and there is a brick built BBQ. For those that want to eat out the village has a good choice of restaurants. All day to day shopping can be done at the Intermarche supermarket/ petrol station - 3kms from the house. For the more adventurous there are plenty of walks (you can walk anywhere more or less) and surfing on the west coast beaches.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Salema in Budens

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 full en-suite bathrooms (2 with bath/shower, 1 with shower). Further full bathroom and further separate washroom. All baths/showers fitted with modern thermostatic taps..
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Air Conditioned
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , Air Conditioned
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Air Conditioned
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Air conditioned
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 4 large bedrooms each with twin beds, air conditioning, quiet variable speed ceiling fan. fitted cupboards/drawers, dressing table, bedside cabinets, bedside lights, mirror and chairs. Double glazed windows/doors and insect blinds throughout. We can provide a "puy up" bed for a ninth person/child. Please ask.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • naturist beach
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The house is light, cool and airy. The upstairs bedroom has a balcony, one of the downstairs bedrooms has a door onto the verandah and all bedrooms have A/C & quiet running ceiling fans. A telephone (local and emergency outgoing calls only/all incoming calls), wall safe and burglar alarm are available. Full double glazing. Sorry, pets not allowed. Outside: Solar heated swimming pool (circa 10x5m) with, at a level below the house, a separate and spacious pool deck which has 6 sun loungers and 2 umbrella stands. Well defined shallow end ideal for children. Magnificent sea views and with a mature garden of plants, shrubs and trees. Outside furniture provides great sunbathing and dining can be in the full sun or shade (or inside). Large brick built barbecue. Total site area 2000 sq.m/half acre. Total privacy and very quiet. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: A maid comes as required to clean and make beds. All bed linen and indoor and swimming towels are provided and changed once a week. We also provide a hair dryer, soap, washing & dishwasher detergents, washing up liquid and lavatory paper. Other: Large covered verandah with retractable awnings which nearly doubles the shaded area. The verandah furniture was renewed in 2013 and the blinds have been replaced with electrically operated (rather than manual) for summer 201


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Fabulous site above old Salema. Magnificent sea view. 4 bedrooms & bathrooms.
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Absolutely Amazing Space with Complete Privacy

  • 5 of 5

The location of the villa is incredible, offering complete tranquility and comfort whilst only a short 5 min walk down onto the gorgeous beach of Salema. Our children loved to play in the beautiful garden and we spent endless hours swimming in the soft heated salt water pool which in the full heat of Portugal is heaven.

The locals are of some of the most genuine lovely people we have ever met. We can't wait to return,

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
105 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Ferry
1000 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
SANTO ANTONIO (was Parque da Floresta)
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: necessary


The beach is just 5 minutes walk and good walks are possible both inland from the house or along the coast. The area is still relatively unspoilt being in a Natural Park.


Faro airport is 1 hour 15 minutes (105km), and Lisbon airport is 3-4 hours (300km). Most of the journey from the airports is on dual carriageway or motorway. Car hire is recommended.

NB: The Motorway A22 is now tolled.


Salema is only 5 mins walk from the house There are a reasonable selection of restaurants. There is an Intermarche supermarket at Budens 3kms from the house. Lagos is the nearest big town and is 15-20 minutes drive.

Further Details:

Casa Alexeii was built by the current owner's family in 1965 (before the Algarve was on the holiday map and hence why it is on such a stunning site) and is maintained to a high standard with all mod cons. It is deliberately kept as a family house and is not designed as a holiday let. There is a large selection of books and a number of games kept in the house as well as a considerable range of original paintings.

The garden is ideal for children and private and quiet for their parents! The pool heating system can maintain the pool at 30 degrees in summer particularly if the blanket is used. With use of the pool heating, and depending on the weather, swimming is possible between April and October. The pool has an access gate that can be locked but the more adventurous can climb over the gate or wall.

There is clean and safe sea bathing off the 1km beach. There are plenty of good beaches nearby, other than Salema, and surfing is possible also along the west coast although the waves are powerful.

The village has a good range of restaurants and the shops can provide everyday needs including drink. There is a medium sized Intermarche supermarket c3kms from the house that has a good range of goods and Lagos (15-20 minutes drive) has larger stores and markets. Most sports are available within a 5 mile radius.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Salema, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
29 Sep 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Spring
16 Mar 2019 - 25 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 May 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We will send you information, conditions of booking and booking forms. Payment is 1/3rd on booking and the remainder 6 weeks before departure.

Changeover Day:
Saturday (flexible in low season/winter).

Notes on prices:
Prices for the property are per week in UK Pounds or, by arrangement, other currencies. Minimum rental period 1 week - please contact owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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