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Luxury Linked Villa, Superb Views of Golf Course, Best Pool, Fabulous Beaches

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

2 bedrooms 2 baths, in Parque da Floresta,close to Salema, 3 Terraces, streaming TV, 50GB WiFi,Golf,Bea

Very smart luxury villa with access to the best heated pool a few yards of front door, luxury in exclusive Parque da Floresta, now Golf San Antonio, Resort. The house has three terraces, sun loungers, BBQ, UK and European TV via sat dishes, fast Internet and all amenities. It is close to some of the best beaches in the world and great local restaurants. The resort offers a children's club, spa and tennis courts, great for families, golfers and non golfers. There are many diverse activities for non-golfers and families with children. A comprehensive info pack will be sent to you on booking.

A few minutes drive to superb Salema beach, many other unspoilt beaches in secluded coves, great beach and traditional restaurants. Short drives to historical Lagos with typical cobbled streets and lovely boutiques, ancient harbour of Sagres, walks in Cape San Vincente National Park and wild Atlantic beaches. Great surfing on the Atlantic coast.

Our excellent house manager will prepare the house for your arrival and exit clean is included, further cleaning is available on request. We can arrange a welcome pack at cost, cot and high chair as well as internet connection. She will ensure all your needs are met during your stay. We can put you in touch with our favourite best value car hire. We will also send you our latest restaurant list. The local supermarket in Budens is less than 10 minutes walk and less than 5 mins drive, open all week inc sundays till 8pm, and caters for all needs.

For golfers,as well as the San Antonio golf course, there is a great choice of golf courses in the area which gives our guests a lot of variety. The ideal time for golfers is throughout the year, a fantastic way to escape winter for the sunny climes of the Algarve. In hot summer, best to play early morning.

More Details

Domi Cooke
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Domi Cooke

Tim and Domi are friendly owners who like to welcome our guests to our house in Portugal and do our best to help them have an enjoyable holiday. We are a professional semi-retired and active couple who like travelling and exploring places. We now have a baby grand-daughter in New York so less time for our visits to Portugal, ie more time for guests! In England we live in West London and are always happy to chat with people and give them as much information as we can so they can look forward to a great holiday.

Domi Cooke purchased this villa in 2005

Why Domi Cooke chose Budens

At first we were very taken by the Portuguese people and culture during a visit to Lisbon. Then we fell in love with this still quite wild area of the Algarve, its wonderful unspoilt beaches, welcoming beach restaurants, fabulous fresh fish and lovely wines at quite reasonable prices. We love relaxing in the warm sunshine, a great escape from our busy lives. The resort and its landscape makes it a very pleasant and quiet surrounding. We particularly enjoy the swimming pools close to our house which are always clean and heated, as well as all the facilities of the resort. Meanwhile all this is so close to UK, we can travel door to door in a very short time, with our rented car waiting for us in the Faro car park! Will let you have the details when you contact us!

What makes this villa unique

Most of our guests have described our house as a home away from home - with all the facilities and ease of use that any one could expect for most age groups (though not for wheel chairs due to stairs). The well supplied local supermarket is less than 5 minutes away by car and open most days until 8pm and you can easily walk to resort bars, restaurants, golf, tennis, and children's club. In the house, you will find stylish furniture, crisp and fresh bedding and towels, all the mod cons, UK and European TV, high speed WiFi, a very private roof terrace with sun loungers, great location with golf views, private bedrooms opening onto terraces well elevated above ground level, a very quiet area and a great place to enjoy your sunset glass of wine!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home. We enjoyed the tranquility of the area and the wonderful views over the golf course. We would love to return. Steve 22nd May 2011

Your villa is perfect! We love the resort and this is exactly what we wanted - its a lovely size, perfectly clean and ... What a view eh!? We had a fabulous break - your villa is fully equipped, spacious and a home from home! Amanda 9th June 2011

We had a fabulous holiday and really are interested in going again next summer. Thank you once again, you have a wonderful villa. Jo & Paul 28 Aug 2011

Your house is very comfortable and had everything we could have wanted. The complex is well maintained and the views a pleasant addition. The pools were all very clean and the clientele very friendly. We enjoyed most the places you recommended. Sophie 16 Aug 2011

It suited us perfectly, well equipped and a lovely location. So, thanks again and I shall be contacting you again. Barry Sept 2011
Jun 2005
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Budens in Municipality of Vila do Bispo

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Toilet & bidet in room off the bathroom - heated towel rail
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Heated towel rail.
  • Bathroom 1 - en-suite marble bathroom to bedroom 1 with twin basins, bath/shower (inc hairdryer) - separate WC and bidet. Bathroom 2 - marble bathroom with twin basins, bath/shower over, WC and bidet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with queensize bed, large mirror wardrobes, French window to terrace, en-suite bathroom, safe. Bedroom 2 with twin 3ft beds, large mirror wardrobes, French windows to terrace. Cot available on request. All windows have open security locking. External terrace includes 2 loungers and a small coffee table.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • caves
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Cots, High chairs and single folding bed on request. Also available at small extra cost: welcome pack, toiletries, increased maid service (price to be quoted at time of booking). Please note: for the wellbeing of all our guests, this house is a non-smoking house. Smokers are welcome to smoke on the outside terraces. Outside: The terrace by the living room has outdoor table and four patio armchairs & a BBQ. The roof terrace has two sun loungers. The two bedrooms share an elevated sunny balcony/terrace, useful place for drying laundry towels! Within a few yards of the front door, there are several shared swimming pools, all heated. Our guests will be given coded access to the now restricted and best heated pool in our resort area with new decking and new sun loungers. The children's Fun Club within walking distance in the resort centre offers opportunities for both parents and children to have an enjoyable break. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included for 4 people. Maid service once a week will prepare house prior to arrival, and will refresh midstay if guests book for 2 weeks. Beach towels are not included but can be provided. Additional services on request. Other: A spiral staircase to private rooftop terrace with sun loungers and a magnificent view of the golf course.


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Luxury Linked Villa, Superb Views of Golf Course, Best Pool, Fabulous Beaches
average rating of 4.5 based on 3 reviews
The Hague

The house is fully equipped and extremely comfortable for 4 people.

  • 5 of 5

The owner was extremely helpful and followed up on our emails quickly. She has a good house manager who helped is during our stay, no question was too small. We spent 2 weeks here and are reluctant to leave.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and found our house to your complete satisfaction. Our house manager is indeed very dedicated to all our guests. Plus you were the lucky ones to get our brand new high speed internet! We would be delighted to welcome you back!
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A lovely house in an ideal location.

  • 4 of 5

The house afforded us everything we needed for a comfortable stay and we enjoyed it very much.

We especially loved the bedroom proportions and the layout upstairs with the balcony. Everything was in working order and the information we received was very good. When we did have a problem with the balcony chairs it was resolved the very same day with no fuss.

We made great use of the juicer with the lovely oranges available and we were able to enjoy the Olympic Games as we had access to BBC TV.

If we could suggest some improvements, these would be having cushions and an occasional table on the roof terrace and also a modest table and chairs on the ground floor terrace. Also, the double bed was very creaky and needs attention. (screws tightening?)

Restaurant wise, we loved O Tiago in Budens but had a poor experience at the resort Pizzeria, Vincentes. We had great meals at Zavial, Castelejo, Adega de la Marina in Lagos, and a poor meal at Atlantico in Salema. Agua na Boca was very good in Salema though.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest Many thanks for your very constructive review, I am taking note of your suggestions which I shall address with our house manager. I am very glad you had a very enjoyable holiday and would be delighted to welcome you and your family next time.
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Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Budens or centre of resort
Nearest Golf
on resort
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nr Lagos
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Budens or centre of resort
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Other activities include children's club, floodlit tennis courts and tennis academy, fitness centre, scuba diving, snorkelling, horse riding, mountain bike hire, archery, bowling, all can be booked through resort reception. Lots of walking in the National Park and the coastal paths, as well as surfing on the wild Atlantic beaches within 30 minutes by car. We can arrange private guided walking or cycling tours and other activities with a local contact.


Superb coastline and idyllic unspoilt local beaches and fishing villages by car. Salema 5 mins, Boca do Rio, Burgau and Luz within 15 mins with choice of restaurants. Atlantic beaches 30 mins drive to the west are a surfers paradise. Worth doing: boat trip from Lagos marina to view the cliffs and grottos - inland drive to Caldas de Monchique.


Approx 1 hour by car from Faro Airport. Take the A22 motorway to Exit 2 Lagos, then the EN125 to Budens 15km. The main resort entrance is clearly marked on the right opposite the Salema beach turn off - staff will guide you to the local reception. Car hire essential - we can put you in touch with local car hire.


Lagos 20 mins by car, lively market town, lots of shops and restaurants in old cobbled streets, fish market, old harbour and museum rich in history. Burgau and Luz 10 mins, great beaches. Sagres 30 mins to the west is also worth a visit. Water parks, zoo marine and zoo within 30 to 45 mins. Exceptional walking trails for nature lovers within the Costa Vicentina nature reserve. Excellent local markets in Villa d'Obispo and Lagos close by.

Further Details:

Well supplied local Ecomarche supermarket/petrol 2 mins drive by main road in Budens (open daily to 8pm in season). Restaurants in the resort, in Budens, Salema, and many more within 15 mins in beaches or inland villages. Markets, supermarkets, shops, banks 15 mins in Lagos. Cash dispenser at supermarket or by resort reception.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £75
Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
Please contact owners to confirm availability. Details below. Upon confirmation, a 25% payment is required on booking and 75% balance 8 weeks prior to start date. Security deposit of £250 payable to owner minimum 2 weeks prior to start date refunded within 2 weeks of end date following exit report by House Manager. House Manager is fully available to deal with any issues and will arrange access. High speed internet is available free of charge.

Changeover Day:
Wednesday to wednesday suits quite a lot of our guests due to cheaper flights. However, flexible according to other bookings.
Arrivals after 4pm and departure by 10am, but can be more flexible if unoccupied on the same day - to be agreed.

Notes on prices:
Prices are quoted per week in UK Pounds. We are happy to accept payments in Euros as well - conversion at current rates. Subject to availability, additional days at pro-rata prices. One cot & highchair available for free. Extras and folding beds can be provided for small additional charge. Please contact us to discuss prices for longer lets. Flexible start and end dates are available - please contact us for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.