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Spacious Villa With Private Pool



Updated: 05-Sep-2016
Villa in Raposeira, Salema / Costa Vicentina area, Western Algarve - Peaceful location close to superb beaches

Set in the conservation area of the Parque Natural do Costa Vicentina, the villa is close to the coast and a number of beaches. Follow the many clifftop paths for spectacular views or relax on the sandy beaches which are also really good for body-boarding and surfing. The villa sleeps 6 comfortably. The two groundfloor bedrooms, one en-suite, have patio doors to access the terraces and the lounge patio doors lead out to the Pebblepool swimming pool. The dining area, also overlooking the pool, leads through to the kitchen which gives access to the rear terrace and barbecue area. The villa meets the official standards required for a rental property and has a current tourist licence (Alojamento Local 21227/AL). The villa is air-conditioned and has solar panels for sustainability. The bathrooms and kitchen were newly refitted in 2015.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

We are a family of four who co-own the villa and live in Wales, apart from one son who lives and works in London. Our working lives, in both public and private sectors, are hectic and demanding and hence the need for an escape route to a country which knows how to do relaxation. Photography, walking, watersports, reading, plant and bird life are particular interests that take on a different dimension in the Algarve. The light and subjects are wonderful for both serious and fun photographers - flamingoes in the late afternoon sun, surf-up at Ingrina, swallows diving to drink from the pool, meadows in Spring on the walk down to the cliff path, dolphin watching, sunset at Cape St Vincent.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

The perfect getaway. An easy to get to, peaceful location only a minute's drive from the beach, yet still close to a wealth of different activities and attractions. We have already been back for a second holiday and will definitely be going again. (James Edgeworth)

I would just like to thank you for the opportunity we had to stay at your fantastic place in Raposeira. We had a very good holiday, and the house with pool area was indeed a wonderful holiday spot. (Rikard Persson: Sweden)
Nov 2009
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From the Owner

We have travelled widely as a family but found ourselves coming back to the Western Algarve so often that we decided to have our own retreat there. The location in the Nature Park means that we can enjoy the walks in the open countryside, the unspoilt coastline and of course the beaches. The small, family-run cafes and beach bars in the area are so welcoming and the food is deliciously simple and fresh. Night-life may be listening to the cicadas and staring up at the Milky Way but our twenty-something sons and their friends have equally succumbed to the charms of the villa, the area and the Portuguese way of relaxing. The warm summers and mild winters make this area worth a visit any time of year. Golf, tennis, diving, surfing, riding, walking, bird-watching etc are anything but seasonal.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 85 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Ingrina at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Parque de Floresta at 6 Kilometres Nearest Train : Lagos at 20 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : N122 at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Ingrina / Zavial at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Ingrina and Zavial at 1 Kilometres Car: necessary


There are any number of spectacular beaches within easy reach for swimming, surfing and body-boarding e.g. Zavial, Salema, Cordoama and Castelejo. Ingrina has superb food at the beach cafe, though the beach is just recovering from winter storms. The villa sits in a small development in the open countryside with a track down to the coast where you can access either the beaches or stunning cliff-top walks. Dolphin watching, diving, surfing tuition are all activities available locally.


Flights from many European airports to Faro airport which is 75 minutes drive away from the villa.

Motorway up to Lisbon (4 hours)

Boat trips from Lagos and Sagres.


20 minutes drive to Lagos.

15 minutes drive to see the sun set at Capo do Sao Vicente, the most south-westerly point of mainland Europe.

Knight's Templar chapel nearby at Guadalupe. Step out from the villa and follow any of the tracks through the countryside and explore the coastal terrain, flora and fauna (birdlife in particular); also megaliths close by. The colour and variety of wild flowers in the Spring are magnificent. Mountain walks can be enjoyed in the Monchique range further inland.

Further Details:

Local shop in Raposeira (3 mins); Lidl at Vila do Bispo (5 mins); Intermarche at Budens (8 minutes). Good shopping in Lagos. Very good range of restaurants and beach bars in the area, many offering typical Portuguese cooking, unfussy and very fresh food.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Late summer
3 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
6 Nov 2016 - 11 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
12 Mar 2017 - 20 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early summer
21 May 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High summer
2 Jul 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late summer
10 Sep 2017 - 11 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £10

Booking Notes:
We advise that you telephone with your enquiry as well as sending an e-mail.
Changeover Day:
Flexible on changeover days.
Arrival after 3.00 p.m.
Departure by 10 a.m.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. Payment in euros is possible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 05-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

The villa is on a small development which was given planning permission before the creation of the conservation area and therefore there are only 20 properties i.e. neighbours but no crowd. The drive from Faro is now so easy on the new motorway and what were country tracks in 2002 are now proper roads, though still narrow, from the main road down to Ingrina and Zavial. Access to towns is easy and the location is also perfect for exploring the wilder west coast and the Monchique mountains just to the north. The heated pool is a great attraction for all ages; it is a double shallow-ended pool and suits the fun lovers and the more sedate or serious swimmer. We have a local agent on hand should you need anything.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • bay
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Main bathroom: refurbished Spring 2014 with new shower, washbasin, bidet, WC, heated towel rail. En-suite: refurbished Autumn 2014, shower, washbasin, WC, heated towel rail.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 + cot (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: One large double with en-suite bathroom, large wardrobe and air-conditioning; space for cot. One large twin with space for cot; large wardrobe and air-conditioning. One twin upstairs. Cot available on request.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Notes on accommodation: Wood-burning stove with initial supply of wood in low season. Air conditioning for cooling in hottest months and heating in cooler months. Solar heating for hot water with immersion heater back-up. Villa interior mostly remains cool in hot weather. Outside: 9 x 4m pool (including two resident dolphins which never need feeding). Pool heating available for extra charge. Sun terrace and 6 sun-loungers by pool. Garden table and 6 garden chairs on upper terrace. Barbecue. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Hand towels, bath towels and face flannels supplied (Not beach towels). All bed linen supplied – duvets with additional blankets available. Towels and bedding changed weekly for longer occupancies. Villa fully valeted before each occupancy. Other: Dining area with solid wood furniture seating 6/7, air-conditioning.

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