Spacious Holiday Home at the Sea with Seaview,for Couples and Families

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living room with fire place and flat screen


Last updated: 11/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Only from January 2013 we now are offering 'Casa Boa Vida' for holiday rentals. Our holiday home „Casa Boa Vida“ is a very quite Atrium house with see views. It is situated on a plateau about 40 meters above sea level right on the edge of the fishermen‘s village Salema. From here it is only about 300 meters to the centre of the village and the beach. The house comprises a living area of 178 m2 on 2 floors. The bottom floor consists of a spacious comfortable living room with fire place. The dining area is separated but open towards the living room and adjoins the well provided kitchen. The light streaming in from the Atrium through the partially glazed ceiling of the dining area creates a special atmosphere in the dining and living area. The living room with its big sliding glass doors is facing south with view into the little evergreen garden. There is also a guest bathroom on the bottom floor. On the upper floor there is the fully glass-roofed Atrium, 3 bedrooms of which 2 are equipped with balcony. There are 2 bathrooms with daylight. One of them is equipped with WC, shower and bath, the other one with WC and shower. From the upper floor you have an undisguised view on the near sea, the small village and into the green country. Apart from the building the property comprises of the little garden and a big yard with parking space for 3 cars. (Please open 'more details' for further description.
Amenities of the house:
living room: 2 three-seater sofas, 1 armchair, fire place,books,travel guides, restaurant guides
dining area: extendable table for 4 to 8 people, highchai
kitchen: table with 4 chairs, dish washer, gas cooker and
electric oven with grill, fridge with freezer, coffee machine, toaster, juicer, cook books, washing machine,
bedroom 1: en-suite, double bed (king size), spacious fitted cupboard, balcony
bedroom 2: double bed, spacious fitted cupboard, balcony bedroom 3: children’s room with bunk bed for 2 children, cot on
request, range of toys and books for children of different ages (2 tennis rugs, kite, sand toys, rhythm musical instruments, Playmobil, puzzles, board games, soft dough, paint box …)
garden: garden chairs and table
other: hair dryer, iron
final cleaning after departure: 40 Euro, prices for heating according to actual costs of usage
long-term rent: please ask for special offers
The house is equipped with electric heating. In the winter months it is usually sufficient to heat the fire place.
Catering: self catering, bedding and towels inclusive, please bring beach towels.
Car is useful but not necessary, it is possible to rent a car or scooter in Salema, at the airport or in Lagos. We can help you renting a car. If you do not want to rent a car you can travel by train from Faro to Lagos and take a bus from Lagos to Salema. As well there is an airport shuttle from Faro to Salema.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 178 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys:

    e.g. kite, tennis rugs, puzzles, 'Playmobil', soft dough, paint box ......moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Bay/Sound
  • Caves
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Recreation Center
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Fireplace:

    fire place for wood in living room, you find wood behind the house in the fields or you can buy it cheaply in the supermarket or at the wood trader. The fire place works very sufficient...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    on request, 750 MB for 10 €...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    2 three seater sofas, 1 armchair...moreless

  • Parking:

    up to 3 cars...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    bath towels are included, but please bring your own beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    small garden with big palmtree, garden furniture and sun loungers...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.9
from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 1 - Mar 18, 2016
1 night min stay
Mar 19 - May 31, 2016
1 night min stay
Jun 1 - Oct 31, 2016
1 night min stay
Nov 1 - Dec 16, 2016
1 night min stay
Dec 17 - Jan 7, 2017
1 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included


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Endreinigung: variabel in Abhängigkeit der Personenzahl

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Last updated: 11/22/2015
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90 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
0.3 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Parque da Floresta
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

The traditional fishing village lays embedded in a sandy cove in the most south-western corner of Europe.

Even today there are dozens of fishing boats lying at the slope and the beach of Salema. Late afternoons the fisherman are preparing their boats for the following night. The next morning early birds can watch them return and bring home their last nights catch and later on to mend their nets at the promenade.

You can buy your fish for the evening barbeque freshly caught from the fishermen.

Even though the village is small and tranquil, there are quite a few restaurants, cafes and beach bars that are open from morning till night apart from some weeks in Winter. Particularly during the high season the charm of the fishing village attracts tourists from the surrounding area so there is always a cheerful ado at the village square and the beach.

There are 2 small supermarkets in the village that sell everyday goods like fruit and vegetables, groceries, pastries, toiletries ... For bulk shopping we advise to go to one of the 2 big supermarkets that are each only 3 km away from Salema, one in Budens, the other one in Vila do Bispo.

Salema beach is extensive and rich in variety so everyone can find a place according to his/her needs, whether behind a lonely cliff or amongst other sunbathers on a rented sun lounger. For even more variety you can explore the plentiful of partially deserted little coves nearby. Some you can only reach by foot. Each has got its own character. Following a path south-westwards from „Casa Boa Vida“ you’ll end up in pure nature. The only sign of civilisation is an insignificant path that leads you down to an idyllic bay. Before you start the way downyou’ll pass a small natural terrace. So close to the house and still in the middle of nowhere with a breathtaking view this has been our favourite picnic place. When the tides have rinsed away the fine sand, white pebbles and clay are revealed and the beach becomes an ideal place for artists and children to build sculptures. There are a number of small rock pools on the shore where no swimmers and children can safely enjoy the quality of mineralized marine waters. In the yellow orange rocks by the beach you can try to find the footprints of the Iguanodon dinosaur. If you pass the rocks on the other side of the cove you’ll soon reach the next bay.This beach, too, you can only reach afoot. In the steep wall of rocks there are plenty of nesting sites of various marine birds. As well, there is a wide open cave that offers shade and is a great place for your children to act as „Robinson Crusoe“. To the next beach you can get by car or have a walk through a wonderful wild valley or from across a little hill and pass an old roman ruin ... The next beach is special because its fine sand that reaches far back into the interior country. The beach consists of several connected coves, grottoes and cages as well as a beautiful rock gate.

This way from Salema you can follow many trails alongside the beaches from bay to bay, along the cliffs or through the hinterland across shallow hills, wild meadows with blossoming agaves and fragrant cistus, through olive groves, woods of eucalyptus trees, passing moorish and roman ruins, age-old menhirs or abandoned homesteads...We`ve prepared some walking guides for you that you will find in the house.

In only a quarter of an hour by car from Salema you reach the coarse west coast with it’s jagged cliffs, meters high surging billows, it’s extensive dunes and up to 80 meter high steep coast. The west coast is a place of pilgrimage for surfers and paragliders. The climate of the westcoast is noticable different. There is often a difference in temperature of a few degrees and the wind is stronger. This way you can experience 2 different climate zones.

Lagos and Sagres

Salema is located right between the two most important towns of the region, the picturesque lively Lagos and the most southwest point of Europe, the history laden town of Sagres. You can reach both towns in 15 minutes by car. The bus is going several times a day from Lagos via Salema to Sagres and back. Both towns have a marina and a fishing harbour. From here various boat tours are being offered as for example dolphin watching, grottoes tours, sea angling or a trip with a historical caravel. In the expanded pedestrian area in the old town of Lagos there are plenty of shops, cafés, restaurants, bars and discothèques.

Finally, a loose compilation of further possible leisure time activities in the Region: several adventure parks with various attractions all about water, hands on museum ‘Centro de Sciencia Vivo’ for children and adults in Lagos, the navigators school from 16th century und and the light house in Sagres, , flea market in Barao Sao Joao with pedal car hire for children, gypsy market, thermal spring in Monchique, Zoo, golf, surfing, snorkelling, diving, mountain biking, jeep safari, horse riding, donkey tours, bird watching ...


Owner info

About the owner: Dear sun worshipers and adventurers in need of a holiday We are Michal and Angelika and are renting out our beautiful holiday home, amidst Europe’s biggest coastal natural reserve „Costa Vicentina“ in the western Algarve. There is so much to discover here and the sun is shining wastefully like nowhere else in Europe. We feel enchanted by this country and its people and may be it will be just the same for you.

Why the Owner Chose Budens:
With more than 3000 hours of sunshine per year the south-western Algarve is the sunniest area in Europe. At the World Travel Award 2012 the Algarve won 7 prizes among others the Award 'Europe's Leading Beach destination' for it's more than hundred unusually beautiful beaches. On top of it 70 of the beaches were awarded with the Blue Flag for their exceptionally clean water, among them Salema beach.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Because we’ve been living in the Algarve for a long time we know the place and have quite a few insider trips, that we happily pass on to you. We can help you book a car, hire a baby-sitter, book surfing lessons, a climbing or mountain bike tour, horse riding lessons ... In the house you’ll find descriptions of possible walks, excursions, day-trips and other useful information. We would be glad to have you as our guests.

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Speaks: english, german, portuguese, czech



  • living room with fire place and flat screen

    living room with fire place and flat screen

  • living- dining area, hall, view towards kitchen

    living- dining area, hall, view towards kitchen

  • view from living room and wintergarde into garden

    view from living room and wintergarde into garden

  • kitchen


  • bed room 2, with balcony

    bed room 2, with balcony

  • bathroom 1 with WC, shower and bath

    bathroom 1 with WC, shower and bath

  • view from balcony bedroom 1

    view from balcony bedroom 1

  • Salema early mornings in January

    Salema early mornings in January

  • beach Saleama and restaurant Atlantico

    beach Saleama and restaurant Atlantico

  • small bay near Salema

    small bay near Salema

  • westcoast, 'Praia da Cordoama', 6km from Salema

    westcoast, 'Praia da Cordoama', 6km from Salema

  • dining area with partially glazed ceiling

    dining area with partially glazed ceiling

  • view from living room with fireplace into garden

    view from living room with fireplace into garden

  • kitchen with view towards living room and hall

    kitchen with view towards living room and hall

  • bed room 1  en-suite, with balcony

    bed room 1 en-suite, with balcony

  • bed room 3, childrens room, cot on request

    bed room 3, childrens room, cot on request

  • hall upstairs

    hall upstairs

  • 'Casa Boa Vida' back view

    'Casa Boa Vida' back view

  • beach Salema

    beach Salema

  • beach Salema in October

    beach Salema in October

  • harbour Lagos, 15 min by car from Salema

    harbour Lagos, 15 min by car from Salema

  • Lagos, comercial street

    Lagos, comercial street

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