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Large 3 Bedroom House, Very Well Equipped, Our Home From Home

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

House in Budens, Parque da Floresta, Budens, Vila do Bispo, Western Algarve, Portugal - Lovely Location, Access To Beautiful Beaches And Fabulous Restaurants Without Too Many Tourists

I fell in love with the house when I went into the lounge diner. I loved the large windows with so much light and the views. We wanted a house that had 3 bedrooms so the children could bring friends or we could come out with our parents. It is very spacious. It has a spacious balcony with space to eat outside, you could even eat out there if its raining (which is quite rare as far as we are concerned). There are lots of different areas to sit outside. You can sit on the balcony area. There is a front garden where you can watch the sunset in the evening, or the back garden under the palm trees. The back garden is not fully enclosed and not suitable for unsupervised younger children. We have some light but very comfortable sun chairs, which are easy to move around to the area you feel like lounging around in. If you want to lie out in the sun there are plenty of loungers in the pool area, which is restricted use to the owners and their guests at Quinta Do Montinho. The pool area has toilets and showers, plus the use of a fridge to keep your food and drink cool if you want to spend all day by the pool, perfect.

More Details
Registration Number : 18501/AL

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About Claire

Our family has been holidaying in Portugal for the last 8 years and decided to buy there as we love it so much. We holiday there as much as we can.

When we started going there the children just loved playing in the pool or on the beach, they now very much enjoy eating out at the wonderful restaurants in the area, especially in Salema!

Claire purchased this house in 2013

Why Claire chose Budens

We chose this house as it was close the village of Budens, so we could walk to the bakery, supermarket, bars and restaurants and we feel part of the village, but it is quiet and tucked away and never feels busy even in the height of summer. We dont like very touristy areas and this is perfect for us.

We love the village of Salema, it has a safe beach for younger children. If you want organised beach activities the kids go to the Praia Da Luz beach hut to sail, water ski, canoe, paddle boarding. There are loads of small sandy beaches close by too.

Salema has (for a small village) a fantastic choice of very very good restaurants.

Lagos suits us all, the girls love the shops and the boys love the boats and the harbour and fishing trips. It also has an excellent science museum.

What makes this house unique

This is our home from home, so you should find everything you want there that you can get at home. The kitchen is very well equipped for those that want to cook, I hate going on holiday and finding I cant cook as there is only a milk pan to use. There is plenty of glasses (including pint glasses) and crockery, with a dishwasher to wash them all up for you. There is a washing machine too.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Budens in Municipality of Vila do Bispo

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
  • village
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • The main bathroom has wc, bidet, his and hers sink and a bath with shower over. There is an en-suite to the main bathroom with wc, sink, shower cubicle and bath with shower over. There is also a separate cloakroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a king size bed with ensuite. Patio doors to the garden. Very spacious with large wardrobe. Plenty of drawer space. Bedroom 2 has twin beds. Patio doors to the garden. Large wardrobe. Bedroom 3 has twin beds. Large wardrobe.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Outside: Use of large shared heated pool, which is restricted to owners and their guests by locked gates. There is a baby pool area. There are toilets and showers at poolside. A fridge is available too. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and bed linen included. Changed weekly. Please bring your own beach towels. Other: Dining area with 6 seater table. Balcony area with 6 seater table. BBQ.


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Large 3 Bedroom House, Very Well Equipped, Our Home From Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Great place for a short break.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property and location. Great communal pool.

The house is part of a small complex on the Parque da Floresta resort, very close to Budens village, so handy for the local shops & hostelries, you can also walk over to the Parque da Floresta spa/golf complex easily.

Our hosts provided a good welcome pack (we were late arriving so it was much appreciated - particularly the bottle of wine for a post-journey tipple & the fresh milk for the morning cuppa) and the pre-arrival info was spot on.

We booked at the last minute for a 5 night break and the owners were extremely helpful in rising to our challenge.

Would recommend both the property (very much had a feel of the "home from home") and the owners' attention to detail, helpfulness and quick response when contacted.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. We want our guests to love staying as much as we do.
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A large holiday home with the personal touch

  • 5 of 5

Following the excellent directions from the owner, we arrived to a clean fresh house with a welcoming feel. The personal touch meant there were items in the fridge and dotted about which gave a positive start to our holiday. The house is large and facilities and equipment more than adequate. There is plenty of space to soak up the sun if that is your bag, but equally it is a peaceful, tranquil place. Ideal to really unwind. The pool is large and also a great place to chill. We never found it too busy. The area is rural but close to some great beaches. Facilities in Budens are ok with Vila de Bipso and Aldi only a few miles away. OK, would have like more TV choice, but actually not missed that much.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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great location- spacious and clean

  • 5 of 5

Lovely House up the hill from the village of Budens which is a quaint Portuguese village in the Western Algarve.

Local bakery just a stroll down the hill for fresh baked bread and custard tarts!!

Swimming pool area really nice and clean and great for kids - safe and not to busy when we were there.

We were worried as House had no air conditioning and we were there in a heatwave but the owner reassured us and it was absolutely fine - lovely breeze in the evening and the house stayed cool as bedrooms downstairs.

Lovely view across to the sea and beautiful beaches within driving distance.

Quiet location but really close to Salema for some great restaurants and Bars.

Hope to return and would book again and would recommend to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed it as much as we do. We perfectly understood your concerns about the air conditioning as we used to feel the same too when booking accommodation, but the house works incredibly well with its positioning and the bedrooms downstairs to keep cool. Thank you
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Peaceful location with so much to do

  • 5 of 5

The area is quiet but just a few mins walk to village bakery, local restaurant & supermarket. Great to relax in the house or poolside. Very easy drive to Salema for lovely beach & more restaurants. We also caught the local bus into Lagos for great day out. House is very well maintained, has lots of living space and has all the facilities you need. We stayed for 5 days, not long enough to do everything, will definitely come back

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning Views

  • 5 of 5

The house is situated on the edge of a quiet village with easy access to local bars, restaurants and nearby supermarket, oh and amazing local bakery. Set on the hillside next to the resort golf course and bowls club, the house has stunning views of the surrounding area even without moving from the sofa! The house is very well fitted out and also benefits from use of the nearby residents pool.

Within a short drive along the coast there are some lovely villages/towns with stunning beaches and views including Salema, Sagres and Lagos. These also offer a good selection of facilities and restaurants. Also good walking options from the house to local villages and beach. Can’t wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great 'home from home'.

  • 5 of 5

We have been to this property twice now, and will definitely be going back again. The house is equipped with everything you need, and we especially liked the juicer which we used every day to enjoy the fabulous oranges which are sold everywhere (but we were lucky enough to have a stall 5 minutes down the road). A leisurely breakfast of freshly squeezed orange juice and fresh baked bread from the local bakery in Budens, eaten on the balcony with great views is simply the best way to start the day. We liked the quiet of the location, away from the hustle and bustle of the larger resorts on the Algarve. Definitely need a car to get around, but there are many lovely places to visit, and we particularly like Sagres and Lagos.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Parque Da Floresta
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: necessary


There are loads of beautiful beachers nearby. Salema (5mins), Zavial (15mins), Martinhal (20mins), Atlantic coast for surfing (20mins)


Faro airport is an hours drive away. We recommend you use the toll road which should cost a maximum of €20 return. The majority of the route is along this dual carriageway. When you reach Lagos its about 15 minutes along the N125 to Budens.

You can arrange transport from the airport, but its generally much cheaper to hire a car, you can then explore both coasts.


Budens village is a 5 minute walk with a bakery, bars and a couple of restaurants.

Salema is a 5 minute drive, with an excellent choice of restaurants. There are a couple of local taxi companies, which are very reliable. You can also walk there, via the road to Figuera, which takes about 45mins to an hour.

Lagos has so much character and isn't ruined by tourists. The shopping is very good, lots of bars and restuarants. There is a harbour with lots of fishing and sight seeing trips.

Further Details:

There is a large supermarket in Budens which is a 5/10 minute walk from the property and a 2 minute drive.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £289.41

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Saturday. We will try and be as flexible as we can, but we do need to allow time to prepare the property to ensure it is fresh and clean for all.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.