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Traditional Cottage With Terraces, Sea And Sunset Views From The Lower Terrace

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

Cottage in Salema, Western Algarve, Portugal - Located At The Top Of The Old Quarter, 3 Minutes From The Beach And 4 Minutes From The Square

Dating from the early part of the last century, this traditional cottage is located at the top of the picturesque old part of Salema. It retains traditional features such as wooden shutters and terracotta tiled floors, but has been fully updated and recently redecorated. It has a secluded terrace with a shady area for outside living. It enjoys long reaching westerly sea views and lovely sunsets from the lower terrace.The upper terrace has town views There is a charming barbecue and a large marble table for outside eating. The property is 4 minutes walk from the centre of Salema which is a traditional fishing village with a lovely sandy beach with good swimming. The fishing boats are pulled up to unload their catches daily. Salema has several general provision shops, 6 restaurants, and an internet cafe, through which tours and taxis can be booked. There is a frequent bus service to Lagos and Sagres. For many more pictures, go to our website (link below), and look at the gallery page.THE COTTAGE IS REGISTERED AS AN APPROVED LOCAL LODGING WITH THE VILA DO BISPO CAMARA,UNDER NUMBER 2671/AL

paul short
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2017

About paul short

veronica and I fell in love with Casa Lalla whilst visiting Salema in 2007.We bought it and named it after veronicas great Aunt Lalla.Lalla lovrd to visit the Algarve in the 1950s and 1960s,way before it became a big tourist destination.

We are the owners of Frondderw country house in Bala,North Wales,and have a reputable track record in the Hospitality industry.We normally spend the winter in Salema,enjoying the total peace and quiet of that time of year!!Indeed,we have yet to visit salema in the summer,an anomaly that we are keen to rectify once we have not got the responsibilities associated with our hotel.

paul short purchased this cottage in 2007

Why paul short chose Vila Do Bispo region

casa Lalla is one of the few old properties left in the old quarter of Salema.It is two fishermans cottages knocked into one,with a small extension.We love the high ceiling in the lounge,with its velux windows letting in the sunshine.

I love cooking,so the kitchen is better equipped than most.


5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


The Perfect Get-Away.

  • 5 of 5

Casa Lalla is a delight.

Clean, comfortable and very well equipped; traditional charm blends effortlessly with modern convenience.

The sea and sunset views from the terrace are spectacular, and the wonderful beach and village centre are just a short distance away. Salema is a great place to unwind, remaining largely untouched by the impact of tourism. There are several great restaurants and a couple of mini markets. There is a good local bus service to Lagos and Sagres.

We can thoroughly recommend a stay at Casa Lalla!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Casa Lalla - Salema, Portugal

  • 5 of 5

Lovely and clean accommodation. Wonderful location right in the centre of Salema. On!y a few minutes walk to beach and restaurants/bars. Would love to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Characterful cottage with great sun terrace.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a great stay in Salema at Casa Lalla. The cottage is in the old part of the village, a short distance up a steep street from the beach and restaurants. Because it is used by the owners, it comes with all the stuff you might hope to find - books, all cooking equipment, deck chairs, beach chairs, parasols, etc etc. There is a large sun terrace with a shaded area over a huge marble table. The beach at Salema is really good but, within a short distance, there are lots of even better ones. Good coast walking. There are lots of newer rental properties in the Salema area, we have stayed in one, but none with the character and position of Casa Lalla. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Prices & Availability

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Rate 3
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
autumn 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% deposit on booking with balance payable 30 days before arrival. Deposits are forfeit if a booking is cancelled less than 60 days before arrival.All if cancelled within 30 days of arrival .. Please check out by 10.30am. Arrivals from 2pm,please.We would ask you to abide by these times,unless you have made prior arrangements with us.

Changeover Day:
Flexible and dependant upon our existing bookings at the time of arrival. Individual arrangements will be made for key collection but unless agreed otherwise the property must be vacated by 10.30am on the day of departure.

Notes on prices:
prices quoted are for double occupancy

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Salema in Algarve

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Newly refurbished shower room with new shower,W.C,bidet,and handbasin.fully tiled walls with artisan picture tiles.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with double bed and adjoining dressing room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: We have a portable air cooler and a large portable fan; additionally one window in each living/ sleeping area has external mosquito protection which means that it can be left open at night; two portable electric radiators. No children under 12. No smokers. Outside: 141 square metres of terrace. A top terrace with netting and a large marble table for al fresco eating. There is also a barbecue area,and sunbeds for sunbathing. On the smaller lower terrace there are sea and sunset views, and a small table. The terraces are surrounded by shrubs and trees, and the walls have artisan tiling. Utility Room: A washing machine is located in an alcove by the front door Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels included. Property lightly cleaned once per week when occupied for more than a week and new linen and towels provided. Full changeover between bookings.. Other: there is a dressing room next to the bedroom with a large wardrobe and a chest of drawers

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