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Luxury Villa with Large Private Heated Pool and Mature Garden.

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Parque da Floresta, Santo Antonio Golf and Leisure Resort, Budens, Western Algarve, Portugal - Located in the Centre of Parque da Floresta, Santo Antonio Golf and Leisure Resort

Casa Ben is a spacious modern 4 bedroom split level villa, comfortably furnished inside and out it is equipped as a home, not just for holidays. Positioned in the centre of San Antonio/Parque da Floresta Golf and leisure resort, a few minutes walk from the Club House, Golf Reception and Spa. Just over an hours drive from Faro Airport. It is set in a mature garden with ample terraces for dining and relaxing. It has its own large swimming pool with an extended shallow end - perfect for young children - which is surrounded by terraces and a deck. Facilities in the resort include an 18 hole Golf Course, a Driving Range,4 floodlit Tennis Courts, Gym, Health and Beauty Spa, Bowls Club. Activities for children are arranged during the holidays by Parque da Floresta, Santo Antonio. The beaches of the Western Algarve are many and varied and range from those in small fishing villages to the long surfing beaches on the west coast. These are all within easy reach, Salema being the closest at 10 minutes distance.

Wendy Smith
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
29 September, 2016

About Wendy Smith

Casa Ben has been in the family since 1999 and, we have enjoyed many family holidays at the villa. During that time our children have been aged between 6 and 29 so you can see that the location appeals to a wide range of ages, plus parents too!

We have entertained both our own friends and the children’s school and university friends, many of whom have kept coming back; the visitors book makes interesting reading!

Our holidays in the villa have varied from year-round weekend short breaks to extended weeks during the summer, I've stayed for 6 weeks, what a treat.

We spent the week at the villa this March and enjoyed some warm sunny days. While in the Spike Bar watching a football match a fellow-owner summed up PDF. "Easy to get to....but hard to leave!" It really is that good.

Wendy Smith purchased this villa in 1999

Why Wendy Smith chose Vila Do Bispo region

We have a very active sporty family and we were looking for a location that would offer a wide range of activities for the whole family. At the time our youngest child was 6 and the eldest 18. The boys play tennis and golf, and the girls were into tennis too.

I grew up in Cornwall so we all love beaches, swimming and surfing, and discovering what are arguably some of the best beaches in Europe was just unbelievable.

The weather was just terrible on the weekend we went out to look for the villa but we just loved the location, and atmosphere. The Portuguese people are very welcoming and over the years we have built up a good relationship with many of the restaurants.

What makes this villa unique

The villa is right in the centre of Parque da Floresta which means that the golf, tennis and spa are an easy walk. There is a really good atmosphere in the Club House and down at the Tennis Courts which are a good meeting place during tournaments.

The proximity of the towns, villages and beaches mean that it is possible to reach them quickly, and do many things in one day - Play golf, tennis, walk on the cliff paths, go to the beach and have a good evening out in Lagos.

Guestbook comments from the owner

September 2014.

Elaine and I have enjoyed a wonderful Autumn break at Casa Ben.

August 2014

It's been a fantastic week. Great weather, trips to the beach, good restaurants and last but not least, my introduction to the 'famous' Lagos nightlife.


We will always fondly remember Casa ben. The facilities and personality of the villa were wonderful. Agua na Boca was our favourite restaurant and Salema was a throwback to the Algarve of the 80's that we remember. Europe's best kept secret.
Mar 2011
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter 2017
8 Jan 2017 - 25 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter 2017
7 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer low
22 Apr 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017-1
2 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer 2017-2
22 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Please go to the booking page on website or phone: Wendy Smith 07976215894 or Nigel Smith 07973253302. A provisional booking will be held for 1 week. A non-refundable deposit of 25% is payable on booking.
The balance is due 8 weeks prior to the start of the holiday. For bookings on holidays within 8 weeks the full amount is payable on booking.
Payment can be taken by cheque or bank internet tranfer in UK pounds.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Friday but we try to be flexible to fit in with flights, so please do contact us to discuss this if necessary.

Notes on prices:

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Budens in Algarve

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , The bathrooms have been refitted this spring.
    bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , The bathroom has been refitted this spring.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , The bathroom has been refitted this spring.
  • En suite to Master bedroom with a bath/shower over, wc, bidet. En suite to bedroom 3 with a separate shower, wc. Family bathroom with a bath, separate shower, and wc. Cloakroom with wc.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with a king-sized double bed. Bedroom 2 with a double bed. Bedroom 3 with twin beds. Bedroom 4 with twin beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The accommodation is very spacious and comfortable, laid out on 5 levels, arranged in an L shape around the swimming pool and terraces. The house has been equipped and furnished as a home, not just for rental. The Master bedroom has it's own terrace overlooking the pool, bedrooms 3 and 4 have patio doors opening on to the the pool terrace. Outside: The house is set in a mature garden which surrounds it. This is laid out to terraces on different levels and surrounding the pool, lawn and flowerbeds with semi-tropical planting. There is a built in charcoal barbecue with a sink and work surfaces. Outdoor lighting. Outdoor furniture includes a table and chairs seating 8, three additional small tables on terraces around the garden, 8 sunloungers with covers. The swimming pool is rectangular and is approx 5m x 3m. It has an extended shallow end which is good for young children and pool heating is available. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels, including beach towels are included. Towels are changed mid-week. The villa bathrooms and kitchen, and bedrooms are cleaned mid week. Other: Spacious dining room with seating for 10. This opens on to a dining terrace which overlooks the pool area. CD Player.

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