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Luxury Contemporary Villa With Private Pool and Sea View (Air Con & Wifi)



Updated: 20-Nov-2016
Villa near Salema, Western Algarve, Portugal - Located In Natural Park, Short Stroll To Cabanas Velhas Beach

A luxury contemporary villa with south facing private pool situated in a small resort in the Costa Vicentina Natural Park, only a short stroll from Cabanas Velhas beach and the newly refurbished Cabanas Beach Restaurant. The villa is nested in front of a small Pine Forest with sea views, particularly from the large decked balcony. It is perfectly located between the pretty fishing villages of Burgau and Salema with their traditional charm, sheltered sandy beaches and numerous beach bars/restaurants. A perfect peaceful retreat, oozing al fresco appeal in this high specification 3 bed / 3 ensuite villa – two with sea views and one that opens onto the swimming pool. Recently upgraded both privacy & security with new electric front gates and electric shutters and security grills throughout the villa. High speed internet is standard as is UK satellite TV.

The villa is fully equipped outside with all the ingredients for a luxury stay in the sun - Built in BBQ , 7 loungers, outside sofa and chairs and even a hammock in which to relax. Sun loungers can be hired on the nearby beach complete with drinks service and even a de-stressing massage!

Golf and tennis are available at a 5 minute drive away and there is a myriad of other activities available nearby especially some of the best surfing in Europe on the most stunning west coast beaches. The walking and cycling is fantastic - away from all the bustle further up the coast- a perfect base to explore all the charms of the Western Algarve.

More Details
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are a family of four with two beach-mad sons. The boys have grown up with holidays in the Algarve and are keen surfers. We enjoy family meals, walking and cycling.

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Speaks English, Dutch

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thanks for letting us use your villa - we found it a very enjoyable holiday - my Mum was happy walking to the beach and our boys enjoyed a bit more pool time (& wifi & UK tv). One of our most favourite places to visit". Justin (August 2013).

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The villa surpassed our expectations, it was just what we needed to enjoy quality family time". Chris (August 2013).

"We had an amazing time in your villa last week. The villa was perfect and we loved the decor. The area was stunningly beautiful, so good that we didn't have to travel far." Joyce (June 2013).
Dec 2012
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Wonderful relaxing holiday in a fantastic villa

  • 5 of 5

We had another truly relaxing and fantastic holiday at this villa. We were lucky to enjoy plenty of sunshine, not that the kids minded swimming even if it was a little cloudy as the pool was lovely and warm.

The villa is superbly kitted out - with everything you need. It is very well maintained and always spotlessly clean on arrival. We have chosen to return to this villa many times : the views are spectacular and it is in such a tranquil location you really feel like you are in your own little part of paradise. We switch off, chill out and enjoy lazy days by the pool followed by meals out in our favourite beach bars.

I should also mention the very comfortable beds - many villas we have previously rented have had cheap beds with poor quality bedding. The opposite it true here, resulting in quality sleep!! Also plenty of hot water.

Great Broadband for the teens (sorry) and husband !!

Villa management is excellent too and very attentive.

Best local restaurants : Aqua na Boca and Cachoa for fine dining.

Beach bars : Boia, Linda's (in Lagos), Nortada (Martinhal)

Others : Tomik in Burgau

For seriously lazy evenings : Take away from Casa Padaria or Spice Cottage

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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wonderful villa

  • 5 of 5

What a find...... beautiful villa and so well equipped! We've stayed in many villas but this is one of the nicest we've stayed in. Fantastic quite location, lovely big airy rooms with nice views, the pool is a good size too.

Great beaches and restaurants close by - will definitely return.

Correspondence with owner and villa manager were also excellent. Thankyou for a great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

'Wild and gloriously unspoiled' with cliffs, stunning beaches and excellent restaurants.

The villa is ideally located for all types of holiday.

Quiet relaxing location with a spacious modern well equipped

luxurious villa with pool.

A truly relaxing break.

Many thanks!

Jo & Adrian

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
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Great holiday base

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this villa for 9 nights (end June/beginning July 2013) and had the most brilliant holiday. The villa was well finished and had everything we needed, and more. The location was very unspoilt, with beautiful quiet beaches within walking distance. Local villages of Burgau and Salema were pretty, and had a variety of good restaurants. Very relaxed and private area around the pool where we spent loads of time, but also went for walks along the spectacular coastline.

Sharon was extremely helpful prior to our holiday. We would thoroughly recommend this villa, a great place to unwind and relax.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
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From the Owner

Having enjoyed family holidays in the Western Algarve for several years we immediately fell in love with the villa due to its bright, contemporary feel and uniquely, quiet and unspoilt location. As a family, we love the variety that the area offers such as water sports, spa & golf days and the most stunning beaches. Being between Burgau and Salema gives us the best of both worlds with complete comfort, space and quiet yet easy access to the charms of these sea-side villages. Our favourite day is one surfing at the beautiful west coast beaches followed by an evening out at a beach restaurant comparing notes on the best waves of the day.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Walking and mountain biking are popular past times with trails to suit every appetite. There is a wonderfully convenient mountain bicycle hire service that will turn up on the villa’s doorstep with a bike, allowing you explore a wider area than on foot as well as to pick up fresh bread or croissants first thing in the morning from the local bakery. For more energetic mountain bikers, if you cycle up to and across the N125 there are trails that will take you to the west coast offering no shortage of demanding hill work. Similarly, a little further afield there are beautiful walks around the peak at Monchique (45 mins drive). If you are a surfer, body-boarder kite or wind surfer the access to both the south and west coasts make the area one of the best in Europe. There are ample places to rent boards/wet suits and to arrange surf lessons (one surf school picks up at nearby Burgau at the very civilized time of 10:00).


The closest beach to hand is Cabanas Velhas which is a small, quiet cove, minutes from the villa served by a contemporary beach bar with parasols & loungers for hire. You may also see local fishermen and divers quietly catching a meal. There are numerous sheltered beaches to enjoy on the south coast most well served with restaurants and water sports while the nearby west coast beaches offer simply stunning scenery and waves which attract surfers from all over Europe.


Car hire is essential to get the best of this holiday. Car hire can be arranged at a discounted rate if required. Faro airport is around an hour away, most of which is motorway. Lisbon is 2.5-3 hours away and Seville is 3 hours away. Lagos which is the nearest large town/harbour is 15 minutes away. Cape St Vincent with it's dramatic headland is the most South Western point of Europe and is just a 25 min drive from the villa.


The nearest shops are in Burgau that are less than 5 minutes away by car. There are excellent take away services here (details in villa). The nearest supermarket and petrol station is at Budens about 3.5km away. Luz is a few minutes beyond Burgau and has two decent sized supermarkets. There are a few hypermarkets within easy reach in Lagos and if you really want to shop then shopping malls at Portimao (25 mins) or Guia (40 mins) are options.

Further Details:

A superb Indian Restaurant lies a minute up the road and conveniently provides takeaways for those who want to collapse in a heap at the end of a long day at the beach. Both Burgau & Salema are working fishing villages with beautiful beaches which have retained their charm yet are well served with cafes and restaurants. Depending on your appetite and enthusiasm for exercise you can walk or cycle to either.

Not surprisingly the area is well served with cafes and restaurants. A list of current favourites and easy to reach places are in our villa handbook. You may want to travel further afield (15 minutes) in which case you have all that Lagos offers at your disposal. After a day in the surf, we often find it easiest to head over to either of the neighbouring towns or to stop on impulse at a beach bar on the way back. Takeway pizzas (there are a few pretty decent pizzerias around) also seem to hit the spot and allow you an evening on the balcony or by the the pool.

At the nearby sister resort of Golf Santo António you will also have access to tennis, a football academy and kids clubs that run during the summer holidays for ages 4-10/10-16. Tuition for golf and tennis is available for both children and adults. Spa/gym/outside pool available here at extra cost. Many other activities can be booked including learning to surf, windsurfing, horse riding, paintballing, cycle hire and trips to Lisbon and Seville and water parks.

There are several Spas in the area that offer an array of treatments.

Lagos of course, has much on offer from dolphin safari's to wake boarding for the adventurous. You can charter a boat and have lunch anchored up in one of the many coves along this dramatic coastline. Lagos town is impressive, steeped in history with its cobbled streets and traditional charm or the marina where old meets new displaying typical Moorish architecture.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low 2017
24 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
half term
28 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High 2017
17 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
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 £150

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 25% is required on booking with the balance due 6 weeks prior to arrival. Refund policy is detailed in Rental Agreement. A payment of £150 is also required to insure against damages/breakages and will be returned after the property has been checked. You will have the backup of a management service to handle any issues that arise.

Changeover Day:
From June to end of September the preferred changeover day is Saturday and guests should vacate the property by 10am in order for it to be prepared for the next guests. It may be occupied from 4pm. It may be possible to be flexible on changeover day/time.

Notes on prices:
Periods less than 7 nights will be charged pro-rata with a minimum booking charge of £500. When a booking straddles two different pricing periods a weighted average will apply.

Discounts will be given for longer rentals and repeat visitors. Please ask for details.

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Updated: 20-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

The villa is south facing and is a sheltered, private sun trap the whole day. There is a particularly beautiful vista from the large decked balcony. Even with a full house, you can still have your own space, relax by the pool or in the oversized hammock on the balcony while the kids , both big and small, enjoy a surf themed bedroom opening onto the pool (with an extra TV and WiFi necessary for teenagers). Nights are especially comfortable as we put in top quality mattresses and the shutters can be configured to give even the fussiest of sleepers the right amount of light and air! The short walk to the nearby beach and luxury beach restaurant in this unspoilt location is sheer delight

Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea


  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • All en-suite bathrooms. Bed 1: bath, separate shower, sink, wc. Bed 2: shower, bidet, sink, wc. Bed 3: corner bath with shower head, bidet, sink, wc. All have heated towel rails and ample storage.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: upper floor, super king size bed, large decking balcony. Sea views. Bedroom 2: upper floor, twin beds with balcony as above. Sea views. Bedroom 3: ground floor, twin beds, terrace with 37” LCD TV opening onto terrace/pool All air-conditioned


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The property easily accommodates six people: all bedrooms are spacious. A cot can be provided at extra cost. The outdoor balconies/terraces and internal staircase have open aluminium railings that may be a consideration with very young children as well as the pool being off the main reception room. These can be seen on the photographs. QDF 127 is a non-smoking villa and no pets are allowed. An additional water tank has been installed to ensure continuous water supply during peak months. Electric shutters & bars on windows provide additional security and peace of mind. Cot & high-chair are available at extra cost. New electric front gates added for 2014. Outside: South facing private pool (8m x 4m) with pool heating available at an extra cost although this is not necessary in summer. Ample space for al fresco dinning with BBQ. Electric front gates and elevated side walls provide additional privacy & security. There is cooler small rear garden directly in front of small pine forest. Utility Room: Separate room with washing machine, ironing board, iron, clothes airer, vacuum & other cleaning tools. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen including pool towels are included in the price. The villa will be cleaned and prepared before your arrival. For rentals of 14 nights a maid will call at the end of the first week to change linen and towels and carry out a light clean Other: Outdoor sofa, two chairs and table set on balcony. Fatboy hammock for relaxing. Four sun loungers. Outdoor table seating six. Outside built in BBQ area, sink and shower.

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