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Updated: 12-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property


Villa dos Duquinhos is an exceptional villa overlooking the ocean and picturesque village of Salema Beach. It boosts some of the most panoramic ocean and coastal views in the Algarve.

The villa has been completely renovated and refurbished. In the main villa there are 3 bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom. There is a very large living room, containing a spacious living and dining area and including a fully fitted kitchen.

There are 2 separate apartments. The first apartment (on the pool level) contains a living/bedroom area and en-suite bathroom.

Down the steps from the pool level there is a second apartment. It contains a living/bedroom, kitchen and en-suite bathroom.

From the adjacent spacious terraces you are overlooking the ocean and Salema Beach. Truly relax and enjoy incredible ocean views from the terraces and lounge area. Cool down in the private swimming pool with salt water (skin friendly). And prepare your favourite dinner with the built in BBQ.

Enjoy the fastest internet in Salema! Internet speeds in Salema are especially slow in summer time due to the large number of users. This is the only villa in Salema with Internet access via satellite, so you can always enjoy a guaranteed internet speed. There is WIFI available throughout the villa, apartments and terraces.

The property is situated in a peaceful residential area. Salema's Beach sandy beach and picturesque village center only a short walk away.

This is a perfect retreat for guests who are looking for something truly exceptional.

Salema Beach - a picturesque hideaway: Salema Beach is a picturesque and traditional fishing village in the unspoilt Western Algarve region of Portugal. Nestled between the rugged cliffs right at the beach sits this village on the edge of the Ocean. Small fishing boats are still launched directly from the beach to the sea to bring in fish for local consumption and sold in one of the local restaurants. The long sandy beach beneath the rocks is beautifully carved along the cliffs. Ah the far Western end of it there are flat rocks, which are famous for their dinosaurs footprints.

Salema Beach is situated within the Costa Vincentina Natural Park, a protected area of outstanding natural beauty.

At whatever time of the year you visit, the unique atmosphere, stunning surroundings and exceptional array of activities for all ages and interests make Salema the perfect holiday destination for families or groups of friends

Enjoy the wide variety of restaurants: Salema Beach has a selection of restaurants and some bars. There are two small supermarkets for daily needs. A big Intermarche supermarket is to be found in Budens about 4 km drive with a larger selection of goods.

At some greater distance there are more fantastic restaurants you can enjoy. In the villa we will supply you with the tips of our favourite restaurants.

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About the Owner

Heleen en Lennaert de Hertog
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Czech, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, Hungarian, Finnish
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12 April, 2017

12 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)


Our unique Salema experience

  • 5 of 5

Thank you very much for such a marvelous place for our family holiday to the Algarve! A relaxing place, beautiful surroundings, and plenty of space for everyone in our group of ten. We stayed with another family and whilst that in theory should have been utter chaos there is plenty of space inside and outside the villa, the pool and the 2 separate apartments. We all coexisted very happily!

Besides, many lovely beaches are not far away from the villa, and, as there is enough place for a car on its own grounds, there’s no problem with exploring the Western Algarve.

And with kids in bed by 8pm we settled down to cocktails and supper outside on the terrace every evening. Bliss!

Highly recommended for a group family holiday or group of friends who want to get away from the rat race a kick back for a week or two.

Hope this was not our last visit to Casa dos Duquinhos.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casa dos Duquinhos is a wonderful oasis

  • 5 of 5

Casa dos Duquinhos is a wonderful oasis in the Salema area.

The villa is perfectly situated; at about a 5 minute walk close to the center of Salema and Salema Beach. We had the most relaxing holiday with our family here.

The villa is spacious and accommodates our group of 10 people well. The 2 apartments provided lots of privacy. Every bedroom has an ensuite bathroom. The outside dining areas are lovely with wonderful ocean views.

The local village of Salema has some fantastic restaurants. Restaurant Aqua na Boca was our favorite! It also has two small supermarkets and a cosy caravan bakery, so you don't have to go too far for shopping.

We would highly recommend Casa dos Duquinhos for a holiday and really hope we can go back with my family again sometime soon.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great spacious home.

  • 5 of 5

We visited Portugal and this beautiful house in the beginning of May. The house is very specious and you feel really at home quickly. The house has a quality finish and it shows in every room. The owners clearly take care and stay there regularly themselves.

The view is amazing and we sat on the terras almost all of the time. When the sun got more intense, the sunscreens and lazy chairs gave us comfort.

Also the pool was visible from all angles on every terras, so our younger children could looked after without a hassle. We also appreciated the layout of the rooms - being with two families we still had our own space and privacy.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely villa , beautiful views but some shortfalls

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely villa , with beautiful views , but for our family ( 2 adults and 5 teenage kids) there were some issue especially at these rental rates.

Firstly, the Internet only works in a few rooms , no internet in apartment or bedroom on the pool deck and the speeds are very slow.

TV was supposed to have all internationals problem was there were mostly German and Dutch .

Bed linen was stained in some rooms and very worn.

The kitchen appliances were poor quality and the utensils were VERY limited with some broken. As an example the BBQ utensils was limited to a charcoal thongs and one food thongs.

Very limited serving dishes and bowls , one to be exact , which is bad for a house that sleeps 10 ! We had friends over one night and used a sauspan as a large salad bowl !

Not enough fans around the house, and it was very hot every night

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review and suggestions for further improvements to our villa. It is very useful for us to get feedback from our guests so that we can further improve the quality and ensure a great stay. Above all, we are glad that you loved the villa and liked its views! Regarding the internet, we have now found an innovative solution. From 2017, the villa has a satellite internet connection, so there is always a guaranteed internet speed, which is unique for Salema. This solves the problem of the slow ADSL connection that often occurs in the summer months in Salema. We also have the complete WIFI environment adapted in the villa, so now in all rooms of the villa, the two apartments on the outside terraces there is a good WIFI connection. With the property manager, we spoke about an additional check to make sure that the bed linen always meets the required quality. Regarding the heat, you stayed in a period of extreme high temperatures for Salema. Normally temperatures in Salema are moderate because of the Atlantic influence. In the circumstance that extreme temperatures occur again in the future, we now have supplied the villa with enough fans.
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the villa as a family of four and can honestly say that it was perfect

The photos really don't do it justice - the accommodation, location and views are exactly what we wanted and we had a brilliant week. Our teenage children loved having their own apartments that are within the property and Salema itself was beautiful with plenty of good restaurants

I wouldn't hesitate recommending the villa to anyone else and we are already thinking of rebooking for next year

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The most beautiful place we have stayed by far

  • 5 of 5

We have absolutely fallen in love with your amazing villa. The most beautiful place we have stayed by far. The views are absolutely stunning, pool is perfect and Salema, fantastic as always. Please can we stay longer ?

With love and thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro Airport at 100 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Salema Beach at 400 Metres Nearest Golf : Parque Da Floresta at 3 Kilometres Nearest Train : Lagos at 16 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Salema Beach at 400 Metres Nearest Beach : Salema Beach at 400 Metres Car: not necessary

This is an exceptional villa, approx 220 M2.

It has been completely renovated and refurbished in 2010 and has fabulous ocean views. Located at a few minutes walking distance to the beach, restaurants and supermarkets.

Golf: There are three beautiful golf courses nearby.

- Parque da Floresta is situated just 3 kilometers outside of Salema.

- Boavista Golf Course is situated just before you enter Lagos at about 15 kilometers.

- Palmares Golf Course is situated at the other side of Lagos at about 20 kilometers.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
April 22 - June 10, 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June 10 - July 1, 2017
10 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 1 - July 15, 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 15 - August 26, 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August 26 - September 16, 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 16 - 30, 2017
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 30-November 4, 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 6.0%

Change over day is on a Saturday.

Our property manager, who is located in Salema Center, is your contactperson during your stay. She will coordinate the maid service, bed linen and towels.

When required we can provide high chairs and cots at no extra cost.

Once the booking is confirmed we require a deposit of 30 % of the total rental price with the remainder due 8 weeks prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 12-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room


  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • resort
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 220 m²


  • Bathroom 4 (apartment 1) - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, To bedroom 4
  • Bathroom 5 (apartment 2) - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 (main villa) - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, To master bedroom
  • Bathroom 2 (main villa) - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bath (no shower), To bedroom 2
  • Bathroom 3 (main villa) - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, To bedroom 3
  • Each bedroom has an en suite bathroom.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 (main villa) - 2 Single Bed, 2 single beds
  • Bedroom 1 (main villa) - 1 Large Double Bed, Master bedroom / Queen bed
  • Bedroom 3 (main villa) - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot, 2 single beds
  • Apartment 1 - 2 Single Bed, 2 single beds
  • Apartment 2 - 2 Single Bed, 2 single beds


  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • The villa is all at the same level. Apartment 1 is situated at the pool level. Apartment 2 is situated down the stairs from the pool level. There is no central heating available. In the living/dining room there is a fireplace. There is no pool heating and no jacuzzi available.

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