Beautiful, detached country villa with private grounds & pool. Only 15 minutes walk from the Portugese village of Budens and only a short distance from golf courses and unspoilt beaches. The large terrace and patio make the most of the surroundings with beautiful views. …see more
20 Aug 2015
"Very relaxing, good value"
The perfect place to relax, clean and simple with a lovely garden/pool/BBQ area. Nice setting in the hills away from anyone else but only 2 minutes drive from local supermarket and many lovely beaches… More
25 Sep 2014
"Excellent holiday, lovely private villa"
I stayed at Casa Margarida with my husband and 6 year old daughter and had a wonderful week. The house was perfect for our needs in the most wonderful private setting. The villa is slightly elevated… More
Thanks again for choosing to stay at Casa Margarida. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your feedback. Hope to welcome you back to visit this lovely part of the world very soon.
2 May 2013
Spacious private villa within distance of the Algarves resorts and any places of interest you would want to go to.
Great sized private pool with spacious grounds and BBQ area.
Clean and modern vil… More
Thanks for taking the time to write a review. So pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Thanks.
Air conditioned …see more
20 Aug 2014
"Fantastic villa for a group of family or friends"
I cannot rate this villa highly enough. Plenty of room for everyone to do exactly as they please. There were seating and sun loungers for all and the added bonus of all five bedrooms having their ow… More
31 Oct 2013
"Large , spacious villa beautiful views with a great pool, car required"
We traveled with a large group including children who all loved the spacious villa. The photos were very true to life and the bedrooms were large , each with an en suite which was a bonus. The villa i… More
31 Jul 2013
"Fantastic Luxury Villa with everything you need!!"
We has a brilliant two weeks in this villa, which has all the facilities you need and in a great location (you do need a car!).… More
Private swimming pool
Heated Jacuzzi Spa
Free wi fi
Games console/play room
21 Sep 2014
"Would stay here again in a heartbeat"
This villa is absolutely stunning with everything you could want. The pool is beautiful and we had it heated so it was the perfect temperature even when the weather was cooler. We were worried before … More
18 Apr 2013
This luxurious, four bedroom villa is one of Parque da Floresta's finest appointed properties. The villa boasts stunning views over the 18th fairway of the picturesque golf course out on to the ocean… More
16 Nov 2015
""The best family holiday we have had""
This Villa was situated within a most beautiful Golf complex. None of us are interested in golf but the views right and left as we drove to our Villa were exceptional. The Villa was of the highest … More
Luxury villa, modernly decorated, located on golf course, beach nearby. Local activities include golf, tennis, horse riding, cycling and a range of water sports. Sun loungers available at all pools at no extra cost. Bed linen and bath towels provided. …see more
5 Sep 2015
My husband and I had a lovely relaxing holiday in Budens. This was our first holiday without our 3 children for 22 years. The villa was lovely and spacious, we made good use of the sun terrace overlo… More
24 Oct 2014
We had a great time. The apartment is fantastic with some nice views over the golf course. It is tastefully furnished and in very good condition . Some great beaches nearby but having a car is strong… More
8 Sep 2014
"Pretty resort and accessible to beautiful beaches"
Quality and spacious accommodation with lovely roof terrace. Breezy in the evenings but a perfect location for beaches. Pools a decent size and never crowded. Car useful but the local bus service goes… More
Fabulous 3 Bed South Facing Villa with one of the largest heated swimming pools in the resort. Very private villa for sunbathing and outdoor living, FREE UNLIMITED WIFI, stunning views over golf course towards the sea, sheltered balcony with portable gas BBQ for dining. …see more
Villa extremely well presented, clean and very useful welcome pack to save first day shopping.
Villa is excellently appointed with every amienity you would wish for. Swimming pool is great, and yo… More
10 Sep 2011
We stayed here with family and teenage sons. Great villa with everything you need to make it home from home. The swimming pool is a good size and the villa has all amenities such as Internet access,bo… More
8 Sep 2011
"Great location, great vacation"
We stayed here in March, during the last week of the "low season" rates. This house was a superb value. Great location, close to many restaurants, beaches, interesting small towns, etc. House was s… More
* Spacious * Fab Beaches
* Private *Large Outdoor Pool
* Great Views * Gardens/BBQ …see more
14 Aug 2014
"Excellent Villa in a fantastic location"
Great Holiday - The villa was great with loads of room and a superb swimming pool on a great Golf and leisure complex - very peaceful with some great towns and beaches a very short distance away - we … More
14 Jul 2014
The house is huge with a great pool and BBQ area next to it. Very private. Would suit families and groups of friends alike. Lovely views onto the golf course and beyond - very chilled holiday! Would h… More
4 Aug 2015
"Huge Villa, Great Location, No Internet!"
I would recommend 'Casa Cisne' but with a few caveats.
This Villa does NOT have internet access. If your a Digital Professional like me, then you'll find it hard to go away for any amount of time a… More
Unfortunately, wifi problems made life difficult for this guest, who needed to keep in touch with his work.
There is currently no wifi directly connected to this property but a portable wifi dongle can be supplied by the resort. One was ordered for the guest. Unfortunately, it seems that the resort had none remaining when he arrived. It was peak season and they were all out on hire. One was eventually made available. This is the first time, in my experience, that this has happened. I texted the guest to suggest various locations where free wifi might be found but it seems that none were up to the download job required.
Clearly these are technical issues and I’m not sure if this was (when connection was established) the result of slow download speeds. I find this a big problem in my part of England and it seems that even certain regions of the UK vary greatly in terms of download speed. Someone living in a region where fast speeds are the norm might not be aware of this. ‘Which’ Computing Magazine recently stated that, ‘According to OFCOM’s Dec’14 Infrastructure Report there are people in every Local Authority across the country (UK) receiving shockingly low download speeds of zero to 0.2 Mbps from their service providers. Connection speeds are restricted by the technology used and that, in turn, is largely down to where you live.’
I would imagine, therefore, it not uncommon to find areas of Portugal where download speeds are low, particularly at certain times of the day.
The dongles provided by the resort have always served me reasonably well but I only check emails or browse web pages.
The guest also described the beds at the property as ‘rock hard‘. They are certainly quite firm, especially the ‘superking’ in the master bedroom. All the beds are relatively new and this is the first time anyone has complained about their firmness.
The guest also commented that 2 sun umbrellas had been damaged by strong winds. Indeed, they had but the previous guests had not reported this to Reception or myself as they had remained in Portugal for another week or so. The resort had not picked up on this either. As soon as I read of the damage in this guest’s review I asked the property manager to have them replaced.
Hopefully, this helps explain some of the negative aspects contained in the review. There are, of course, a number of positive ones there, too!
Free WIFI with no data limits.
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10% Early Bird Discount for 2015 Bookings.
4 Nov 2011
"Great family holiday in the Algarve"
Just stayed in a lovely apartment on the Parque de Floresta golf course in the western Algarve. Very spacious accomodation finished to a high standard. There were great facilities in the resort itself… More
Thank you for your kind comments. We are really pleased you all had a great holiday and enjoyed our house, the area and the resort. We are glad your daughter enjoyed herself as much as you did - our little boy loves it too!
4 Aug 2015
"A beautiful house in a beautiful location"
We had a wonderful holiday in this beautiful town house and would very much like to return again one day. It is modern, light and airy, extremely well equipped, really home from home. Added extas tha… More
Thank you so much for your review. I'm so pleased that you had such a wonderful holiday exploring the nearby beaches, having lovely days out in the area, eating at different restaurants and experiencing the dolphin trip. It was great that you managed to chill-out too, using the resort facilities and swimming pools and it is lovely that you found our house to be a home from home, as this is what we strive to provide for all of our guests. Please do contact me if you wish to visit again in the future. Thanks, Avril.
We are now accepting bookings for 2016, and already some of our high season weeks have gone, so don't delay! …see more
13 Mar 2013
"Extremely well appointed villa in good location"
We have just returned from a short early Spring break at this villa. It is extremely well appointed with everything you could possibly need to enjoy a relaxing holiday. The kitchen is well equipped wi… More
A beautiful, sunny, west facing gold villa set in Parque da Floresta golf and leisure resort. The frontline position just above the driving range enjoys panoramic views of the countryside. Air conditioned and furnished to an extremely high standard. …see more
With its own heated pool and gardens, the villa is situated on the west side of Parque Da Floresta Golf and Spa resort with stunning views over the golf course and the National Park. Fully serviced by our manager. Five minutes from beautiful Salema beach.Wifi Beautiful …see more
9 Mar 2012
"Great views, sunny pool, comfy house = great holiday memories"
I've stayed at this villa several times and have had an excellent experience. The pool gets plenty of sunshine and you can enjoy the sunsets at the end of the day from the balcony. The sofas are incr… More
7 Mar 2012
"Fabulous place to stay"
Gorgeous villa with lovely clean airy and light bedrooms which open onto the pool. Views of the golf course and very private pool. Ate in local village on the sea or cooked at home and ate on the terr… More
6 Mar 2012
"Great villa, great location, great holiday"
Been 4 times to the villa. First time was a short break for my honey moon. Went back following yr with the kids and yr after and yr after that ! looking to book again this yr if free.
Great location,… More
3 Bedroom villa is situated atQquinta da encosta velha, at the prestigious golf resort of parque da floresta. Situated in a quiet location overlooking the fairways. Enjoying the Algarvian sun all day this property has its own heated pool. WI FI included. beach 2 mins …see more
18 Aug 2015
This Villa has everything. It is fabulously equipped, a real home from home. The beds are very comfortable and the view is stunning. The Villa is bigger than the photos suggest. The booking was simple… More
31 Oct 2014
"We returned to stay in Loraine's beautiful Villa in October this year."
We returned to stay in Loraine's beautiful Villa in October this year. We are cyclists, so there plenty of routes for leisure or serious cycling.. The village of Salema is ideal eating (excellent rest… More
28 Jun 2014
"Outstanding in every way"
What can I say about 148?
I'd say home from home but it's more than that. Beautifully decorated and fully equipped. Perfectly located for exploring and a short 6 euro taxi to the wonderful fishing… More
Four en-suite bedrooms on the ground floor with access to the pool; two doubles and two twins. Upstairs TV room converts to fifth with double sofa bed. Large open plan living/dining room with satellite freeview TV/DVD, and the separate TV room has DVD/Playstation. Fully …see more
Villa Rosa is a deluxe three bedroom villa with private pool and furnished to a high standard. Air conditioned throughout, complimentary internet access, Ipod docking station. Nintendo Wii, TV with access to freeview channels and a DVD player. Barbecue Private swimming …see more
2 Jun 2013
"Villa Rosa is a superb villa, one to come back to again and again."
We stayed at villa Rosa in September. We were extremely impressed with the size of the villa and the decor, it really was quite luxurious. The lounge and kitchen are on one level and are both very spa… More
Luxury detached villa situated on the Parque da Floresta Golf & Leisure Resort. Heated private pool sleeps 6 (3 bedrooms). Fully air-conditioned with all mod cons. UK Sat TV and free wifi. …see more
27 Jun 2015
"Great well appointed villa in good location"
Great villa well appointed and maintained in a well designed modern village setting alongside the golf resort of Parque da Floresta. The resort offers a good range of activities and eating options and… More
Fantastic south-east facing villa with heated swimming pool, set in a superb private location within the exclusive Parque da Floresta Golf and Leisure resort. Air conditioning in the bedrooms, BBQ area, satellite TV, landscaped gardens and superb views. WiFi available. …see more
30 Apr 2012
"Fantastic holiday in a beautiful villa!"
We have just spent a lovely week in the Western Algarve staying at villa 149 on Parque da Floresta. It was our first holiday with our six month old daughter and we were naturally anxious about our fi… More
Luxury villa sleeping 11, with 5 bedrooms & bathrooms, spacious living area, dining for 10, extra TV room, BBQ, beautiful gardens and heated pool on a large private plot, walking distance to Spa, Gym & Clubhouse, WiFi available. Private chef available for special events …see more
22 Aug 2015
"Very nice house but very windy region"
For the house, it was quite perfect: very big, luxous et good for 2 families. There were two problems during our staying: first a default of hot water one day (not nice!!) very quickly repaired by the… More
Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we’re glad to hear that you liked the villa. The Western Algarve can be windy although you were most unfortunate for your week with notably bad weather throughout Portugal which is very unusual for August and I fully understand your disappointment. In our defence, the hot water problem only occurred because the boiler had tinkered with, presumably to turn the central heating up, though luckily the house manager knew how to reset it to the correct pressure levels so no damage was caused. There was still gas for cooking when you left but the tap in the kitchen had been turned off. We hope you still enjoyed your holidays and that you aren’t so unlucky with the weather on your next holiday in the Algarve so you can appreciate more this beautiful corner of the world.
I have stayed in this villa four times now and it never disappoints. The owners have furnished the villa to such a high standard that you feel like your coming home each day. All the bedrooms are en-s… More
27 Jul 2015
We have just returned from a 2 week holiday with our two girls (aged 16 and 9). The villa was exactly as advertised....and more! The living room and dining area were spacious and the kitchen/utility… More
30 Aug 2015
"Stunning holiday accommodation"
Our family of seven stayed here for a week and had a wonderful time. The villa is absolutely stunning and has everything you could possibly need, it really does feel like a home from home. It is very … More
Wendy and I are delighted that you all, (including Ari the dog), enjoyed the Villa and the surrounding area. The unspoiled Western Algarve does have the best beaches and some very attractive golf courses too. Thank you for taking the trouble to write your review we hope to be able to welcome you back soon. Nick and Wendy Parker
"Comfortable villa in very quiet village,ideal for nature lovers and families"
The villa is beautiful and comfortable. The lay-out makes it suitable for 8 people, even with 3 bedrooms. Nice well-kept garden and pool. Good cleaning service every week. The silence is impressive, e… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Casa Limoero a quaint, typical Portuguese home with walled garden & roof terrace.Found in the heart of Figueira a cobbled village within walking distance of hidden beaches. Within 2 km of Golf & the fishing village of Salema.Beautifully renovated & comfortably furnished …see more
Distance approx 1.36 miles from Budens Show on Map
Ein malerisches kleines Fischerdorf an der Algarve mit einem traumhaften, nicht übervölkertem Strand und interessanten Ausflugszielen in der Umgebung.
Casa Marion befindet sich wenige Minuten vom S… More
13 May 2015
Un joli petit village, une maison authentique face à l océan, un environnement pittoresque, un voisinage très sympathique et pour ne rien gâcher des propriétaires adorables!!!… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Great for children of all ages ;
Vila tranquila á beira mar, com praia grande que oferece vários desportos náuticos. …see more
10 Aug 2015
"Grande maison au calme, plus authentique que les autres stations balnéaires bétonnées de l Algarve"
Maison spacieuse et au calme sur les hauteurs de salema. Restaurants et supermarché a proximité, accessible a pieds. Plage superbe a 10 minutes, d'autres aussi surperbes a quelques minutes en voitur… More
1 Jun 2015
"Urlaub in einem wunderbaren Ambiente"
Das Haus liegt oberhalb des Dorfes, 5 Minuten Fußweg zum Dorfstrand. Von dort kann man wunderbare Wandertouren in die verschiedenen Buchten zwischen Salema und Raposeira machen.
Im Haus wurde an wi… More
29 Oct 2014
"Mis mejores vacaciones"
Excelente ubicación, una casa muy limpia, amplia, y la amabilidad de la gente es única, sin duda volveré a repetir.… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Great for children of all ages ;
The Salema m10 is a house with generously proportioned living room, south oriented and with four bright and airy rooms that provide, at any time of the year, a nice vacation and surrounded by great comfort.
Distance approx 1.49 miles from Budens Show on Map
Light & airy with modern, clean facilities in excellent location for beach, countryside & golf. …see more
17 Jul 2015
"Brillliant villa, lots of extras, good communication from owner"
Great villa everything you need from usb points to coolbox. Info provided so you can access your sky go. Really good info provided before holiday i.e. directions and a book when you get there so you c… More
Thank you for your review & we are so pleased you liked the property & location. As you say its very well equipped & that's because we furnished how we would like it & not to the minimum standard for rentals. So far everyone has really enjoyed the villa and treated it with such respect. Hope to see you again in the future. Kind Regards Linda.
2 Nov 2015
"We had a truely fantastic time at this place!"
The house beautifully decorated, perfectly clean and very well equipped...really difficult to point to anything that we felt was missing. What we probably enjoyed most was the small lounge area on the… More
1 Oct 2014
Beautifully presented property, exceptionally clean and well thought out. Makes you feel relaxed as soon as you walk in the door. Lots of choices to sit and relax, the only decision you have to make i… More
Many thanks for your kind comments. We only let the property for few weeks of the year but nevertheless ensure the standards are consistently high, and your positive feedback makes it all worthwhile. The property has just been painted and all linen and towels are replaced annually, so if you do return you will not be disappointed. Kind Regards Denise
Perfect views can be enjoyed of the beautiful Western Algarve coastline. Furnished by interior decorator and fully equipped with A/C throughout and underfloor heating in bedrooms & bathrooms, this house is in one of the most privileged positions on the resort. Free WiFi …see more
8 Nov 2014
"A little piece of heaven on earth!"
Myself and my partner visited Salema looking for a peaceful relaxing holiday with good wine and food. We weren't disappointed - the village offers a variety of restaurants offering superb food served … More
Thank you for taking the time to write your review in detail, it means a lot to us. I have shared with the team as well as the owners and we are thrilled as always with the five stars and most of all pleased to hear you had such a good holiday.
18 Aug 2015
"Great accommodation and lives up to its name!"
I stayed at the view with my wife and two young girls this July. We had a really great holiday which was helped in no small way by the standard of our accommodation at the View. All of the rooms are w… More
Thank you for taking the time to write your review, it means a lot to us. I have shared with the team and we are thrilled as always with the five stars and the personal mentions. We’re are really pleased to hear you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to welcoming you back.
Luxurious contemporary 6-bedroom villa on 3-storeys with modern interior design and private pool located, on the cliff top of Praia de Salema, facing south, with breathtaking ocean views. Total capacity: 12 to 16 people (12 existing beds + 4 extra beds).
Ideal for a q …see more
Distance approx 1.75 miles from Budens Show on Map
Stunning, contemporary design villa, above Cabanas Velhas beach, right between the pretty villages of Salema and Burgau. Spectacular sea views from all principal rooms. Heated Private Pool, with large balcony, pine forrest to rear, and log fire for winter breaks. 3 lar …see more
2 Jan 2015
"Lovely, Lovely, Lovely"
We (myself, 2 sisters and one sister-in-law) stayed here last November. Reservations and rental through Sam (Samantha) was easy. Everything was ready for us when we arrived. The bedrooms were all l… More
10 Jul 2014
"Don't think we could have found a better place to stay"
The villa made the holiday for us. With 3 kids under 6 years of age we thought it would be a stressful holiday but it wasnt at all as they were so relaxed in the villa. Great location, views, pool so… More
22 Feb 2012
"Stunning Villa in tranquil surroundings"
'My wife and I were looking for a week away in the sun in a luxury villa. We found this and more at your fantastic holiday retreat, with the added bonus of tranquility and fantastic views of the sea f… More
Modern Villa with stunning Sea Views in National Park. The villa has been designed very much with holidaying families or groups in mind. comfortable sofas, huge south facing terraces and a heated private pool and jacuzzi are just a few features of this unique property. …see more
21 Aug 2013
"Beautiful, well equipped villa in great location"
QDF 90 was a modern, very well equipped, clean and spacious villa. It was ideal for my wife and I, 2 children (13 & 11) and my 2 in-laws. Each bedroom is large and comfortable with good size bath or s… More
Amazing luxury villa with WiFi sleeping 10. On hillside between Burgau and Salema, Quinta da Fortaleza is sister site to Parque da Floresta. Fantastic sea views, contemporary interior with spacious living area and south-facing terraces and Jacuzzi on master suite deck. …see more
Distance approx 1.87 miles from Budens Show on Map
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Great for children of all ages ;
This fully equipped bungalow, in a quiet location, with a stunning sea view, is ideal for all holiday parties, families, couples, walkers and golfers. With 4 bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a large and furnished outdoor living area, it is ideal for a great holiday. …see more
Distance approx 1.93 miles from Budens Show on Map
This modern villa is within easy reach of a huge number of spectacular beaches, golf courses, water sports and more. Quinta da Forteleza is situated just a mile beyond Burgau next to Cabanas Velhas beach which is a very peaceful and quite location. 1 hour drive to Faro. …see more
23 Aug 2014
"Great Location, Fabulous Views, Luxury"
I do not think we could have been any happier with our choice - it was far more luxurious and spacious than the photographs portrayed. Located in a fabulous area of the Algarve where we enjoyed authen… More
17 Sep 2013
A beautiful Villa with wonderful views of the beaches. The accommodation was spacious, luxurious and spotlessly clean. The house contained everything to ensure your holiday was stress free. The owners… More
11 Sep 2013
"Luxury villa with fantastic views"
Having recently holidayed at 85 Quinta da Forteleza I can say that the villa is in a fantastic location with great views over the sea. The layout of the villa is fantastic and suited our extended fami… More
"Luxurious and spacious villa on a quiet stretch of the Algarve coast."
We had a lovely week based at this villa. It has a real sense of luxury and space and is very well cared for. The kids aged from 8 to 16 had a brilliant time in the pool and the hot tub, and it's on… More
2 Jul 2015
"Beautiful Villa in great location"
Our extended family enjoyed a fantastic stay in this beautiful villa. With four large bedrooms with en-suite facilities, there is plenty of room to accommodate everybody. The villa is very well furnis… More
28 Jun 2015
"Great base for the Western Algarve"
First here in Easter 2014 and it was so good we came back again in Easter 2015. Comfortable and fantastic for 8 as you have so much space. Lagos for restaurants, Selima and Burgau for beaches and more… More
Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Not suitable for children;
LUXURY CONTEMPORARY VILLA WITH POOL & JACUZZI, OVERLOOKING STUNNING SECLUDED BEACH, Villa Bela Vista is a luxurious contemporary villa in a protected Nature Reserve on Quinta da Fortaleza, between the lively coastal villages of Burgau and Salema. …see more
3 Oct 2014
We have traveled to the West of Portugal for many years, but this year thought we'd stay a wee but further from the Atlantic Coast and it was stunning.
Lucy and Foxy are the warmest, most welcoming … More
5 Aug 2014
"Great Villa with a lovely view!"
We really enjoyed our stay as the villa was fantastic. The pool, table tennis etc kept us entertained. We played golf twice at Espiche (an amazing course).
We would definitely stay there again. … More
SUPERB 3/4 bedroom villa sold at the price of a 2/3 bedroom villa located just outside the fishing village of Burgau. Set in national park and just seconds from the beach and local restaurants this villa is a perfect place from which to enjoy the western Algarve. Set in …see more
27 Aug 2015
"What more could you want ? "
Beautiful and original design of the villa, like nothing else in the area.
Position is unbeatable , walking distance from the best beach around in my opinion.
Burgau is a lively v… More
20 Aug 2014
"Beautiful immaculate modern villa with great location"
This villa is beautiful, well kept and with very high quality finish. It is very good value as is a family home with a lovely pool and garden.The facilities are excellent with fully equipt kitchen, lo… More
4 Aug 2014
"LOVELY CLEAN AND MODERN VILLA"
We stayed in this villa for 2 weeks, it was fantastic, the villa was clean and tidy, the outside was amazing, the pool was lovely, the views are great, nice and quiet with nobody overlooking you. Thi… More