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Stunning Boutique Retreat, Guest House, Large Pool, Shared Kitchen-BBQ Faciliti



Updated: 11-Aug-2016
Bed and Breakfast in Burgau, South Western Algarve, Portugal - Secluded Tropical Haven, 10 Mins Walk To Burgau Beach, Described By Guests As "a Visual Paradise"

"Boutique Style Hotel Retreat", Salsalito has 4 individual bedrooms to rent with a shared kitchen-barbecue area, that have been lovingly designed and built by Ralph and Sally Eveleigh.

Enjoyed for its privacy and seclusion (Only children 14 years & over are welcome).

Every morning breakfast is served on the top terrace.

There is a kitchen-barbecue with a spacious patio set in the grounds, which is shared by the 4 bedrooms, all with their own fridge and cupboard.

Salsalito is 1 minute by car, 10 minutes walk, from the charming fishing village of Burgau.

Praia da Luz is 5 minutes by car and the Historical town of Lagos is 15 minutes by car.

For both there is a bus stop straight outside Salsalito.

The tropical gardens are surrounded by spacious terraces, all overlooking the pool encased by a rock waterfall.

Hammocks swing between the shaded palm trees.

Salsalito has an eclectic mixture of Moroccan, Indonisian and Portuguese decor.

Ralph an engineer by trade, also is part owner of the Beach Bar and Smuggler's Bar, both in Burgau.

In the 70's, Sally worked with fashion designer Bill Gibb & ran his shop in London's Bond Street.

For 20 years she had run her own Fashion Boutique in Praia da Luz and now has a mini Boutique at Salsalito.

More Details

Details for holiday villa 'Salsalito' Boutique B&B (Sleeps from 1 up to 8 ), 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 5 Bathrooms

Free WiFi.

Atlantic room can be 2 singles or a King size double with air conditioning, satellite TV-DVD, ensuite bathroom, hairdryer, tea & coffee facilities.

Bamboo,1 double bed/air con/satelite TV-DVD/en-suite bathroom/hairdryer, tea & coffee facilities.

Sintra, 1 double bed, air con, satellite TV-DVD, ensuite bathroom, hairdryer, tea and coffee facility.

Santa Fe , 1 double bed, air con, sat TV-DVD, ensuite shower, hairdryer, tea and coffee facility.

Santa Fe also has:

Private partly covered patio, consists of a sofa, coffee table, 1 table and 2 chairs and 2 sun loungers, all overlooking the pool & private parking & entrance

There is a library, also, games;

scrabble, backgammon, cards and monopoly,boule.

Salsalito is renowned for its well stocked Honesty Bar !

The inside honesty bar seats 6 people (bar stools) and 2 seater sofa, leading into the summer lounge, with a large open fireplace, 4 bar stools, table & chairs, sofa and 2 armchairs.

Outside shower and 2 WC´s.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the Owner

Ralph an engineer by trade has a building company and is part owner of the famous Beach Bar Burgau &

Smugglers bar.

Sally who in the late 60's worked with "Elle fashion group" was head hunted to work with "Bill Gibb" and open his Fashion Designer shop in London's Bond Street in the mid 70's.

She then moved to the Algarve, married Ralph, helped run the Beach Bar & taught water skiing. In the mid 80's Ralph built & Sally designed & ran "Smugglers Bar".

For 20 years she opened a Boutique in Praia da luz until 2009, but is now concentrating on Salsalito also organizing Wedding & Party Venues at Salsalito.

Life is very relaxed, they live in Salsalito with their lovely dog, Lucky and friends pop in for a sundowner and guests get to meet the local characters.

Call Manager
Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the manager

‘A wonderful oasis of peace, Sally and Ralph are fantastic hosts.’ Joe and Dave Bournmouth UK.

‘A wonderful stay in paradise.’ Anne and Thomas Slotos, Hamburg, Germany.

‘Fabulous place ,fabulous people, thanks for the hospitality.' Attila Vandlik, Budapest, Hungary.
Feb 2004
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From the Owner

They fell in love with the land in the early 80's, very private, but in walking distance to Burgau, away from the noise of late night drinkers & their work at the time. They decided to buy the land, design & built the shell, unfortunately due to the recession, they ran out of money! Ralph's sister, Jenny, suggested with the rooms they had finished, they open a Guest House. That is how they suddenly came into sharing their dream home with people from around the world. With over 3 acres of field, no trees, Ralph started planting. They strongly feel that Salsalito is a home to be shared and loved by everyone, it is allot of upkeep each year, but that also can be fun. They have met and made some wonderful friends, held Weddings, Birthdays and Anniversary parties and still do.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro Airport 1 hour away at 100 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Cabeca do Porco at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Parque de Floresta, Espiche, Boa Vista, at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Praia da Luz at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Cabeca do Porco at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Burgau at 1 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Salsalito Beauty Spa and Alternative treatments. Acupuncture. Facials.

Non surgical facelifts. Manicure. Pedicure. Eye lash/brow Tinting. Waxing. Massages:

Back and shoulders



Full body


Algarve's Autodrome racing circuit.

Also new is the racing school, vehicles from Nissan, BMW, Honda, Porsche to Ferraris.

Courses from 299 to 899 euros.


Burgau Beach (1 min by car, 10 mins walk) a horse shoe sandy bay. The famous Beach Bar is renowned for its friendly atmosphere & staff. Enjoy relaxing on the terrace, while sipping a glass of sangria & sampling the locally caught fish. As you leave Burgau & drive towards Sagres (30 mins) stop & explore all the lovely sandy beaches, then continue up to the remote west coast (40 mins) renowned for the wonderful surfing and beaches.


Faro airport is now only 1 hour drive to Burgau. Lisbon airport is approximately 2 1/2 hours drive. Seville airport in Spain 3 hours.

There are various transport companies from Faro to Salsalito, 47 euros return per person, although they do drop offs to other holiday resorts along the way, so it can take longer.


Praia Da Luz is 5 minutes by car, with a variety of restaurants & bars. The historical town of Lagos with fabulous shops, market, bars, restaurants and Marina is approx. 10 mins by car. The most south westerly point in Europe, Sagres, is approx. 15 mins by car and then make your way up to the deserted sandy beaches along the west coast.

A day out to the Monchique mountains is a must, sample the local chicken piri piri & visit the historical town of Silves, both approx 50 mins by car.

Further Details:

The charming fishing village of Burgau is tucked away, overlooking the beach and beach bar, built on a hillside, its fishermen´s white washed houses tumble down narrow cobbled streets towards the horse shoe bay. You can watch the fishermen mending their nets and launching their boats for the evening catch.

Burgau has over 20 restaurants,the cuisine is from Portuguese, Indian, Pizzerias to International cuisine all serving locally caught fish, also a wide range of friendly Bars, some specializing on Sky sports with wide screen TV.

There are several small supermarkets,newspaper shop, a cash point machine, souvenir shops and a local market.

Luz has from Indian, Chinese, Pizzas to local cuisine with lots of bars and a Disco. Cash points in Burgau and Praia Da Luz. Banks are in Praia Da Luz and Lagos. Shops, beach, restaurants and bars all within a 10 minute walk.

Only 25 minutes from Salsalito, Autodrome Racing Circuit.

Designed to be one of the best and most modern circuits in Europe, the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve will benefit from the best conditions of safety and comfort both for drivers and the public.


Rental rates

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mid season
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Prices quoted are per room, sleeping 2 people and include a continental buffet breakfast.
A deposit of £200 per room, per week, balance 8 weeks before arrival. Deposit for 3 nights £50.

Changeover Day:
Flexible. Arrivals after midday,but luggage can be left.
Departures from rooms by 10.30 am, luggage can be left,there is a shower and WC facilitiy for guests booked on later flights.

A deposit, value depending on the time of their stay, balance 8 weeks before arrival.

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Property Type

  • villa

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 400 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4


  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Prices quoted are per room, sleeping 2 people and includes buffet breakfast. All bedrooms have air-conditioning, free wireless internet, hairdryers, satellite tv-dvd, tea and coffee facilities, bottled water. daily maid service. all linen and towels supplied. towels are also supplied for the pool area & for the beach. free private parking. each bedroom sleeps maximum, 2 guests. for insurance purposes, children under 14 years old are not accepted. to avoid disappointment, it is recommended to book beauty and massage treatments in advance. non surgical face lift, reflexology, indian head massage, massage, aromatherapy, acupuncture, pedicure and manicure. Outside: A walk-in Solar heated swimming pool 14.50m x 6m with Jacuzzi style bubble seat. The lower terrace around the pool consists of 6 sunbeds,3 sunshades,Gazebo with a sofa & 4 armchairs. Their are 2 more gazebos set in the grounds. The Santa Fe room is set overlooking the pool,with its own private outside area,consisting of 2 sunbeds, sofa, table & chairs,also a separate private entrance and parking. The top terrace is shaded by bougainvillaea, and has a large wooden table and chairs seating 8 people +2 tables with seating for 4. Behind the Swimming pool there is a shared fully equipped kitchen, (each room has their own fridge and cupboard), leading onto a terrace with tables, chairs,sunshades,2 bar stools,a CD player and a Barbecue and WC. There are Hammocks scattered amongst the shaded trees. Tucked away in the grounds is a Gazebo for Acupuncture,Beauty & Massage treatments weather permitting, otherwise treatments are arranged inside Salsalito

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