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Beautiful Villa With Private Pool And Sea Views, Just 1km From Salema Beach

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,906 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Salema, Western Algarve, Portugal - Very Spacious & Secluded, in 3 Acres of gardens & just 1km From Salema beach with Restaurants & Bars

The villa is set in 3 acres of enclosed countryside, with more formal gardens surrounding the property for the exclusive use of guests at the villa, providing total privacy. We also have no near neighbours, doubly ensuring that your personal retreat is undisturbed and relaxing. There are four double bedrooms and a large sitting/dining room. Outside, there is a heated pool and mature gardens and a separate meditation garden at the rear. There are plenty of chairs and tables for outside dining and relaxing by the pool. The villa is suitable for groups seeking peace and quiet. The villa has beautifully arched mahogany windows, doors and flooring throughout, providing a feeling of tranquility with the surroundings. The sitting room has UK satellite TV, CD, DVD and Playstation3. Although secluded, the property is not remote -the fishing village of Salema, with its beautiful beach, restaurants and cafes is just 1km away and there are 10 other beaches within a 10 minute drive or walk.

Property Manager
Ian Hodges
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2017

About Ian Hodges

My name is Ian and I live with my young family near Salema on the south west coast of Portugal. We offer guests a very personalised service, with insiders' knowledge of things to do and places to go, including suggested days out and remote private beaches that only the locals know about. As we live in the area, we are also available 24/7 to correct any problems that may occur immediately and without fuss.

I am the founder of our local Waldorf Steiner primary school "Escola Livre do Algarve" and remain on the Board overseeing the finances. I am also the Estate Manager at the Quinta da Encosta Velha resort.

My passion is the great outdoors - be it by bike, foot or water - & coupled with a great climate, you are invited to come and explore this undiscovered region for yourself.

Ian Hodges purchased this villa in 2008

Why Ian Hodges chose Vila Do Bispo region

The moment we saw this villa we both knew we had to buy it! The setting is both unique and amazing being both close to the beach with restaurants and bars whilst being totally secluded and private.

But almost more importantly, the house has a magical calmness about it which leaves guests feeling rested and relaxed as soon as they arrive.

The photos are amazing but do not do it justice - everyone that arrives is blown away by its beauty.

What makes this villa unique

We can offer classes/sessions in painting, yoga, massage, mountain biking - and many more. All prices on application.

If you love the kitchen but want someone else to prepare the food and clean up while on holiday, we can organise professional chefs to cater for your every need, either part-time, full-time or just for a special occasion.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Figueira in Budens

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2906 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - 1st floor - bath with shower, WC, 2 sinks and bidet. Bathroom 2 - ground floor - shower, WC, 2 sinks and bidet. Bathroom 3 - ground floor - brand new - wet room (shower, WC, sink)
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 4 Single Bed , 2 of the beds in this room are bunkbeds
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 4 Single Bed , 2 of the beds in this room are bunk beds
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 14 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 & 5 have two single beds and one bunk bed. Bedrooms 2 & 3 - all have twin singles which can be easily pushed together to form a double. Bedroom 4 - one king size double Beds 1 and 2 - 1st floor with direct access to the upper terrace. Beds 3, 4 and 5 - ground floor.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: Cot/high chair. Outside: Gas BBQ, private heated pool. Gardens surround the house 360° and extend 300m to the access road. Utility Room: Washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Price includes preparation and departure clean. Towels and bedlinen provided and changed once per week for bookings in excess of ten nights. Additional maid services can be arranged for €10 per hour, if required.


5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

Beautiful Villa With Private Pool And Sea Views, Just 1km From Salema Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Amazing Villa!

  • 5 of 5

Myself and 5 others visited this villa during late September. We just felt compelled to tell everyone how wonderful this Villa is and how great Ian and his family who look after the place are.

We arrived on the Saturday and were greeted by Ian and his family, who showed us around the villa and everything we needed about it. We couldn't believe how beautiful it was when viewing the property and thought we'd hit the jackpot!

The whole week was a delight. Ian was available in the morning for any questions but not intrusive, and he brought over fresh eggs and figs some mornings which was an unexpected but delightful surprise. We had such a relaxing week, the villa was great and the surrounding area was amazing to explore.

We would urge anyone debating over whether to hire this property to go for it. We had a wonderful time.

We hope to return some time in the near future.

Best holiday of our (22 year old) lives so far!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect holidays in a perfect house

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time in this house.

All was beautiful and perfect, very clean and equipped.

We are so grateful to the owners who make these holidays very great helping us to do some activities, anything what we asked for.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Corry, it was a pleasure to have you and your friends stay at our villa and we hope you will return some day for some more rest and relaxation (plus yoga and meditation), best wishes, Ian
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Nearest Airport
95 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Parque da Floresta
Nearest Train
13 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
13 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

My wife organises painting retreats at the villa - you can see more details at the following link: http://roshodgesgallery.wix.com/paintings#!painting-courses/c10ur

We can also organise mountain bikes and trail maps to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside by either bike or foot


Salema is the closest beach at 1km (2 minutes by car) but there many more within a short walk or drive - all details are in the house book but here is a list that you can 'google': Burgau, Cabernas Velhas, Boca do Rio, Figueira, Furnas, Zavial, Ingrina, Barranco. Salema is one of the last fully operational fishing villages in the Algarve and is also blessed with a beautiful sandy beach and tasteful restaurants along the waters edge for dining or enjoying a cool glass of wine - heaven sent!


Faro Airport is 65 minutes by car (travelling at speed limit of 120km/h on motorway).


Salema village with beach, restaurants and small shops is 1km distance. Large supermarket with petrol at Budens (2km).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Figueira, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Oct 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 1 Jan 2019
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 £200

Booking Notes:
Booking enquiries by email. I will advise availability, price and terms and conditions. A deposit of 25% of the total is payable to secure your reservation with the balance payable 8 weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days - flexible but I will advise on preferred dates to ensure maximum potential occupancy during the Summer holidays.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds (euro pricing and payment also available upon request) based on a maximum of 8 persons. For groups of 9 -14 persons, please add £75 per additional person per week (eg 10 guests add £150 per week)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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