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Villa with Large/Deep Private Heated Pool with Bubble Seat & Water Fountain

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa Hedges in Almaverde Villlage & Spa, Near. Burgau, Western Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Location, Free Wi-Fi, 15 Minutes ride to the Beach

Rental License Details: Alojamento Local registration number: 889/AL

Villa Hedges, a beautifully designed villa, located away from the road at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac enjoying a prime position on the award winning, exclusive Alma Verde Village & Spa development and is surrounded by outstanding natural beauty on the fringes of the Costa Vincentina Natural Park. This spacious two-storey detached Villa is designed for modern living. Set among its own highly manicured colourful landscaped gardens with automatic irrigation system, palm trees & shrubbery, the mature gardens provide outside space for relaxing, dining, BBQ or partying. A large heated private pool which the owner had enlarged and deepened when built to accommodate bomb diving, also features a water fountain and large bubble seat from which the manicured garden can be enjoyed. The villa is Approximately 50 mins from Faro airport. To the west of the historic coastal fishing port of Lagos, with its ancient walled centre with bustling market, wide range of boutique shops, sailing marina, large beach and quiet sandy coves surrounding. Close to the sandy beaches of the picturesque fishing village of Burgau with Selema, Zavial, Martinhal, Sagres and Luz a little further along with the golf courses of Espiche, Boavista, Parc Da Floresta and Palmares. Within a 2 minute level walk are the tennis courts, playground and open countryside.

Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2017

About Greg

Hello, we are a professional couple who let out our private villa to guests via this website. We live in West Sussex and the villa is like a second home to us & our two daughters Blue & Honey who learnt to swim in the pool when they were much younger. My wife and I both work full time, but we have been spending most of our family holidays at our beautiful home from home for many years, falling more in love with Burgau and the Western Algarve each time we return! We expect comfort when on holiday & this is why our villa is always maintained to the highest standards to ensure it is a pleasurable experience when we or our family & friends use it. We also expect great service and over the years we've perfected a great management team to ensure the rental experience is just right for you & us!

Greg purchased this villa in 2005

Why Greg chose Vila Do Bispo region

We love the little fishing villages of Burgau and Salema, which are a short drive from the villa, because they offer undeveloped rustic charm. The whole of the Western Algarve is so easily accessible and even after visiting this region for over 10 years we are still amazed by the new secluded coves and restaurant we discover when we venture out. There are numerous beautiful beaches, restaurants and supermarkets within a 5-10 minute drive of the villa and Lagos with it marina, restaurants and larger supermarkets just a little further. There really is something for everyone here. AlmaVerde is a quiet & peaceful retreat, far enough away to be relaxed & calm but close enough to be convenient. It's perfect for families which is why our family have been coming back time and time again for years.

What makes this villa unique

We love the rest and relaxation the villa affords us - you can stay around the pool all day, BBQ in the evening and nip in and out of the kitchen for cold beers, wine or even visit the several great secluded beaches within a 5-10 mins drive with some fantastic family run restaurants close by too. Now we also have the great pleasure of probably the largest, certainly the deepest pool on AlmaVerde which has an 8 seat bubble seat to enjoy cocktails from, it’s a great chill out place for evening drinks and conversation long into the night when the kids have gone to bed. All open to the stars - which are especially clear and bright up above this part of the world. The villa is located in a quite position at the end of a cul-de-sac backing onto a wild garden and far reaching countryside views.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Budens in Vila do Bispo

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with WC, Bidet, Basin, Bath & Shower, en suite shower room to bedroom 2 with WC, Basin & Shower, Family shower room with WC & Basin adjacent to bedroom 3 and a downstairs WC & Handbasin adjacent to bedroom 4.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 4 Bedrooms sleep up to 8 adults very comfortably Notes on bedrooms: Bed1: Super-King bed, fitted wardrobe, French Door to Garden, En-suite. Bed2: Super-King bed, fitted wardrobe, French Doors to Terrace, En-suite. Bed3: Super-King bed, fitted wardrobe, French Doors to Terrace. Bed4: Double bed, Single bed, wardrobe
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Landscapers may visit the Villa at least once per week for a short time to maintain the gardens. Pool men will visit the Villa at least once per week to check the levels. NO smoking inside the property. No pets. The villa is equipped with an ECO friendly award winning "Cool House" (CH) Air Conditioning system. This provides air conditioning which reduces CO2 emissions and gives a comfortable temperature all year round. This is a non smoking villa. Additional z beds, cots and high chairs can be hired if required. Welcome pack to enable you to settle in quickly on day of arrival can be provided if required (tea, coffee, milk, bread, butter, ham etc). Supermarket nearby. Outside: Private off-street parking to the front. Private, large first floor roof terrace, second smaller roof terrace. Salt water filtered large private heated swimming pool with cover, bubble seat and water fountain, Pool net, Large private pool terrace with seating & dining for 8, Private sun loungers and outdoor poolside BBQ and dining space. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen & house towels (not beach towels) provided. Arrival & departure clean. Full linen change and clean every 7th day for bookings of more than 7 days. Extra cleaning & laundry changes available on request for an additional charge. Other: Designed by an award winning architect, Villa Hedges benefits from open plan living where all principle rooms surround the terrace/pool. Also benefits from an environmental control system. The 'Cool House' system provides natural air conditioning inside.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Villa with Large/Deep Private Heated Pool with Bubble Seat & Water Fountain
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Very comfortable villa

  • 5 of 5

Welcome pack and card a very nice touch.

The beds were very comfortable, with good pillows and heavy duvets (not that we needed them in 35+ degrees!

Kitchen is very well equipped, even down to Tupperware. Plenty of cutlery, crockery and glassware.

The living room sofas were extremely comfortable and accommodating for a large group. The TV package is the best we've ever had in a holiday home with all UK channels, including sport, with a catch up facility.

The outdoor area was great - brilliant pool, very deep with a spa function.

You definitely need a car as there is nothing within walking distance but plenty shops, bars, restaurants within a few miles.

Good villa for a large group as there is plenty of space for everyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Very clean and comfortable. Pool was great and the area was perfect to visit beaches etc.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at Villa Hedges. The pool was fantastic, warm enough even for me! We had a car so it was easy to get to the coast and surrounding towns and villages. The villa was very comfortable and clean. There was a welcome pack waiting for us when we arrived (tea, coffee, and other necessaries) including a wrapped gift for each of the children. We had a wonderful relaxing stay and would definately consider a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing family Easter

  • 5 of 5

We had a great holiday. The villa was really well equipped, well maintained and very comfortable. Having the heated pool was a real bonus as the first couple of days were a bit blustery (as you would expect in early spring) and it was warmer in the pool than out!

Gill and Keith were there to greet us and show us around. They happily answered our questions.

Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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Villa Hedges is fantastic! We loved our stay and had everything we needed and more.

  • 5 of 5

The location is great close to Burgau. You don't need to leave the villa unless you want to as it has a fabulous pool area, enough to keep everyone busy all day. We hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Fabulous Villa of Exceptional Quality

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully quiet location, with easy access (using a hire car) to local shops, restaurants and the algalve region.

Certainly a place we could very easily return to again and again. The heated pool made the holiday and meant everyone swam or entered the pool everyday, even this in our party that were over 70 due to threaded of access.

Villa was finished to an extremely high standard, with everything we needed. Aircon didn't seem to cope with the heat but owner provided fans to every room which dealt with the heat.

Would highly recommend this villa to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Near perfect holiday home!

  • 4 of 5

The Villa is really great, spacious enough, with very comfortable beds and seating area, a fully equipped kitchen and generally quite well prepared for a family holiday so, exactly as described and more.

The pool is also great, heated and it even has a kind of Jacuzzi built in. The garden area is nice but could be a bit bigger, specially if you have older kids, for our babies and toddlers it was really more than enough.

Only area of improvement from our perspective was the barbecue which was a bit worn out and not gas powered however, the owners did recognize this and agreed to work on it soon.

Unfortunately we cannot give a 5 star review because we were charged 25% of the deposit for 2 broken glasses and not leaving the kitchen exactly as found. We did break the glasses, forgot a couple of rubbish bags and left the kitchen less clean then we would have liked but, only because a hard 10am checkout was imposed, not allowing for a lot of time to tide it up. Overall a very good experience but only to be repeated when our feedback is taken into account.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have never had to deduct funds from a guests deposit in the ten years of renting our villa out and we did not like doing so on this occasion, however on this occasion we had to take the advice of our property managers. We did however work quickly with these guests to resolve the matter as quickly as possible and returned the agreed balance of their deposit swiftly. The fact is; if these guests had not left the villa in a complete mess when they left, broke a sink and broke a couple of glasses then there would be no funds to deduct... We always listen to guest feedback and aim to make changes as needed to improve future guest experiences.
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Nearest Airport
98 Kilometres
Faro International Airport
Nearest Train
12.8 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3.1 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Other nearby facilities include horse riding, tennis, bowls, mountain biking, together with water sports facilities at many of the larger beaches. The outstanding natural beauty of the Costa Vincentina Natural Park is on your doorstep with its olive groves, fig trees, undulating countryside and Cape St Vincent to the west (Europe’s most westerly point) with its magnificent sunsets.

The area offers something for everyone whatever age or interests.


The Western Algarve is a panorama of rolling hills, verdant valleys, rugged cliffs and golden beaches, untouched by mass tourism, where farmers still guide their mule carts to market and fishermen repair their nets after bringing home the night’s catch.Burgau Beach is our nearest just 3-5km away on a gentle downhill stoll, although a wide selection of unspoilt sandy beaches and coves are dotted along the coastline including Meia Praia, Selema, Zavial, Sagres, Praia da Luz & the famous Dona Ana.


Faro International is the nearest airport in the region offering regular flights from major European cities.

Villa Hedges is situated approximately 50 mins from Faro airport to the west of the historic coastal fishing port of Lagos.

A hire car is strongly recommended to gain full enjoyment of the surrounding area and wide selection of beaches & restaurants. However it is possible to walk or ride to a good selection. (Bike hire is available from AlmaVerde site office at a reasonable charge)


Faro airport 50 minutes. Lagos 15 minutes. Sagres 20 minutes. Salema 15 minutes. Burgau 5 minutes. The nearest Supermarket is 10 minutes away near Salema and is very easy to find. For children, there are 2 water parks and Zoo Marine Ocean theme park near Lagos. Dolphin safaris and boat trips available from Lagos.

Further Details:

Pool Size: 27 metre (perimeter)

Internal Villa Size: 170 m2

Coolhouse System: This system is designed to reduce the average daytime summer temperatures to a cooler internal temperature throughout the building. To see the full details of how the Coolhouse operates please click on the link at the bottom of the page.

Local information folder with maps & facility information • English speaking property managers based nearby • Out of hours emergency contact number

AlmaVerde Facilities: 4 synthetic tennis courts • Children's playground • Day Spa offering a wide range of beauty treatments & alternative therapies • Bicycle hire • Tennis coaching & family tournaments • Babysitting & chef available on request for an additional charge

Cleaning & Linen Rota: Bed linen & house towels provided • Arrival & departure clean • Full linen change and clean every 7th day for bookings of more than 7 days • Extra cleaning & laundry changes available on request for an additional charge

Check In / Check Out Details: Arrival restricted to after 4pm & departure to no later than 10am unless otherwise agreed

Minimum Stay: The property is available for breaks as short as 7 nights or for longer lets

Floorplan: The floorplan listed is generic and therefore the orientation and furniture layout shown may not be exact, e.g. bedroom 4 is shown as a study but is a twin room in this villa


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Budens, Algarve

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2018
11 Jul 2018 - 5 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Wednesday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2019
10 Jul 2019 - 4 Sep 2019
Changeover Day: Wednesday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Standard price

Changeover Day: Wednesday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Advanced bookings (over 60 days before Arrival): 50% of the rental price due up front to secure booking • Remaining 50% of rent + Refundable security deposit of £200* + Payment for hired extras, etc due 60 days before arrival.

Bookings made within 8 weeks of Arrival: Full rent balance + refundable £200 security deposit + Payment for hired extras, etc due up front to secure booking.

*Security Deposit refunded 14 days after Departure.

Changeover Day:
Changeover can be on any day of guests choice.
Check In / Check Out Details: Arrival restricted to after 4pm & departure to be no later than 10am unless otherwise agreed. If flexibility is needed please request and we will try to accommodate you where possible.

Notes on prices:
Prices includes: Pool Heating, Hardwired broadband and Wi-Fi service, Laundry & Towel Service, use of 1 travel cot & 1 high chair, All utility costs (water, electricity & gas).

Pool Heating: Included

Child Facilities: 1 travel cot & 1 high chair available on request free of charge. Further travel cots and/or highchairs available on request at £30 per week per item.

Welcome Pack: A Pack of basic food provisions and basic toiletries available on request at a one off payment of £45.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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