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Spacious Villa With Private Pool And Stunning Scenary

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa 3 bedroom all en-suite shower bathroom - Private pool - WiFi - Peaceful Village Location

Light spacious and well equipped Villa with all the modern luxuries and conveniences for everyday life. For the sun worshiper beautiful patio areas, to lay and soak in the ray,s or shady areas where one can enjoy and feel a slight breeze on hot sunny days. For Alfresco dinning and cooking there is BBQ . The outside dinning area has glass wind protection which can be opened or remain closed allowing all weather conditions to be enjoyed. The Villa's large pool which is kept warm with a solar blanket gives the final ingredients for the perfect outside environment. With child safety a priority optional safety fences is available. The villa is situated at the top of the old village of Almadena which has a small town square fronted by one cafe and one bar which also serves food. The village also offers two other bars,two Restaurants and two small cafe's and a small village shop for every day foods.This quaint village has successfully married the old traditional way of living with the new. Riding centres nearby offer inexpensive packages for all ages and levels of skill. For sailors, Largos Marina approximately 6km away has the best facilities of any Portuguese marina. You can also rent dinghies, wind surfers or go water-skiing from the beaches at Praia da Luz and Meia Praia. For surfers, the rugged west coast beaches, with their long Atlantic rollers, are an irresistible target only 20mins away.The water around the Cape St. Vincent peninsula are among the best in Europe for Big-game fishing. Magnificent marlin, swordfish, tuna and shark can all be found here. Well-equipped boats are available from Lagos Marina. Or try your hand at line fishing from the cliffs or rocky outcrops. Numerous golf courses are close by the nearest being Boavista (3km)and Park da Floresta (3km).

More Details

Trisha Henson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
28 June, 2017

About Trisha Henson

My husband and I invested in this villa for our health and mental wellbeing, it has not disappointed . Our entire family , grandparents , grandchildren , teenagers and young adults have also all enjoyed what the Villa and surrounding areas have to offer.

Trisha Henson purchased this villa in 2005

Why Trisha Henson chose Vila Do Bispo region

The stunning scenery and walks , along with the Portugese village life, made this a must have location, however the icing on the cake is that the villa is convienetly situated for the local town's and beaches.

A straightforward stress less journey from the airport to the villa will start your holiday off whereby you will be able to recharge in comfort and beautiful surroundings .

What makes this villa unique

The villa is a delight to stay in , with peaceful surroundings

yet only 8 minutes away from the hussel and bustle of Lagos. The position of the villa gives easy access to the west coast and nature reserves together with the genuine Portuguese way of life. You will be ideally located for the south coast, 4 minutes away, with rock pools and various sea activities. The west coast is 20 minutes away offering the altlantic rollers and all the surf schools on beautiful sandy beaches in the heart of nature reserves . A bonus is you can still park close to the beach.

Our villa is designed for a family home from home with Wifi. We also cater for the family who have young children by providing full size cot , travel cot, high chair . To ensure the safety of non swimmers there is an optional pool fences which can be fitted and taken down with in 5 minutes

Guestbook comments from the owner

We arrived to find the villa completely spotless and were very impressed with little touches such as the welcome pack and fact that the bathrooms were stocked with hand soaps. The villa has every piece of equipment a holidaymaker may require from hairdryers and air conditioning units in the bedrooms to a toasted sandwich maker in the kitchen and pool toys and table tennis outside. The pool is large and the loungers are the most comfortable we've ever had the pleasure of lounging on! To keep teens happy there is also digital TV and excellent wi-fi.

You may not want to leave the comfort of the villa, however it is only a short stroll into Almedena where the British staff at El Poco and Brodies Steakhouse are friendly and willing to give local advice. Taxis are easily booked if you want to venture further afield into Luz or Lagos.

Thanks Trisha for a friendly booking process and the pleasure of staying at Serena.


Aug 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Budens in Vila do Bispo

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 3 - Toilet
  • Each Bedroom has it's own private ensuite shower, toilet and wash hand basin. There is a separate down stairs toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Three double bedrooms. each one has shower and toilet en-suite. Bedroom one, has two 4ft beds. Bedroom 2, has a kingsize bed. Bedroom three has a standard double bed. there is also the addition of a single futon and an optional double blow up bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: The villa is child friendly with optional safety stair gates. Full size cot, chair booster seats and highchair are available when requested On very hot days if the villa doors and shutters are kept closed until dusk the villa remains cool Outside: There is a large pool, which has a solar cover. This keeps the pool very warm. There are inflatables for the pool. A toy box for the younger children together with a trike, bike and scooter to suit up to 6 years of age. The children can safely ride around the entire villa which has its own gates and a safety net if needed to surround the pool, this is only a meter high and does not obscure the view of the pool but is very reassuring for that peaceful relaxing holiday. Full size table tennis with bat and balls. For the sea we have 4 belly boards(2 adults 2 child's) and some beach toys of buckets and spades and nets. The garden has lemon, orange, lime and plum trees. which you are welcome to have couple if ripe. For dinning in the evening there are various outside lights. There are 6 sun loungers and cushions Utility Room: The utility room has a washing machine and stores the outside cushions and BBQ utensils. Steam Generated iron plus board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and indoor towels are provided. There is a weekly maid service The Villa will be prepared for your arrival with a welcome pack. If you are staying over 7 days a bed change will be provided. Other: There is a down stairs double bedroom which leads off from the lounge with its own private en-suite. Tv and DVD player All bedrooms have hairdryers and cd player


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Spacious Villa With Private Pool And Stunning Scenary
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Excellent break at Villa Serena

  • 5 of 5

A lovely stay at a well maintained and clean property, everything was as described in the listing, instructions were accurate and comprehensive and enabled us to find our bearings quickly and easily . Views were stunning from the Villa, the village of Almadena was quaint and boasted bars, shops and restaurants - within a short drive are the beeches, supermarkets and golf. Owner provided excellent customer service with deposits and keys etc., we would highly recommend this property to anyone visiting this area of Portugal. Steve & Irene Dickman

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious, well maintained, everything you need

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic two week stay in this lovely villa along with my 2 grandchildren daughter and Son in law, was thought of for us and the children. The rooms were all immaculate and spacious, the outside area was stunning and the pool was a perfect size and temperature we had the use of lots of different equipment both inside and out, the owners have catered for everything you could possibly need we would not hesitate it returning to the villa. The only thing I would say is that the photos online don't do this gorgeous villa justice

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It gives us great satisfaction to hear that our guest have had such a pleasing experience . We have received other comments in relation to our photos and we will endevour to improve them . Many thanks for your feed back .
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Liz bay
Car: recommended


We have 3 local beaches within 5 minute drive , the beaches have rock pools and swimming areas snorkeling and diving . Parking is easy with direct access to the beaches

For the wild Atlantic coast, with the big waves and fantastic scenery you will have a 20 minute drive were you will experience different beaches all amazing.

There are lovely country and coastal walks set in national parks.


Faro is a 45 minute drive . All car hire can be pre-arranged and be picked up from the airport.


Luz is a 4 minute drive

Burgau is 3 minute drive

Lagos is 8 minute drive

Sagres (The end of the world) with its Fort and stunning scenery is a 15 minutes drive

Lagos zoo is 8 minute drive.

Zoo Marina is 30 Minutes

Further Details:

A Guest wrote: In the village there is also a Portugese cafe where you can get coffees, snacks and 1 Euro bottles of cold beer. There is also a small Welsh bar, another snack bar, Broadies steak and pizza house and El Poco - a bar owned by an English couple called Les and Jackie. Les and his wife were extremely helpful throughout our stay, they gave us a taxi contact who we used every day and were pretty much available 24/7 (you might need to pre-book on weekends as they get v busy). The taxis are also very cheap - around 8-9 Euros to Luz, which between 6 of us was good value. El Poco also does food, infact Les kindly cooked us fresh mussels when we told him we were a bit peckish. Les's wife Jackie also kindly took us to the fish market one Saturday morning for us to get fresh fish for a barbeque. There is also a Monday night quiz which we even managed to win a bottle of wine in. The only thing bad to say about Les is his choice of shirts! I think he wears them in an ironic way though, as in "doesn't this really bright flowery shirt look great"?

Twice we ate at Broadies.The second time we had a boozy lunch and the pizzas etc were very good. The best meal we had out was at O Celerio, across the busy road. The food is fantastic, it is fairly pricey but you do get to drink out of a ginormous brandy glass at the end of your meal. And the waiters are a good laugh, if at first a bit miserable.

Before we travelled we were in two minds about hiring a car. In the end we didn't due to the price it would have been for a car for six. A car would be beneficial for a family if you are staying at Vila Serena but you can easily get by without one. Luz, Lagos and Burgau are worth visting and you get either get a taxi or the local bus.

I've stayed in a few holiday villas and cottages, and Vila Serena is far and away the best. Almadena is fairly quiet but for a small village it has plenty of bars/shops/cafes.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Budens, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
23 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summr end
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
We ask for a 20% holding deposit with the balance due 4 weeks prior to holiday date
We also ask for a refundable security deposit of £250

Changeover Day:
This is flexible to the dates that are available

Notes on prices:
The rental rates are for six person excluding babies. For additional people please add £50 per person per week
Please contact for smaller group pricing

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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