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Beautiful Spacious Private Villa 2.5 Acres Free Wifi Air Con Nr Golf & Beach

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps up to 12 Mosquito Mesh in Bedrooms Great Views See Price Chart for Groups

Prices range for groups of 6 persons, groups of 7-8 persons and groups of 9-10 persons. Please see price chart below or contact owner.

Close to Budens Village, Beach, Golf Course, and all Amenities. A beautiful spacious Algarvian villa, completely alone in 2.5 acres of private land, plus hectares of protected National Park terrain. Air conditioned, WiFi, central heating. Mosquito mesh on all bedroom windows. Sleeps 10 + 2.

Nestled In it's elevated & secluded position, with beautiful views. overlooking the picturesque village of Budens, and Parque da Floresta Golf course. Salema Beach is just over a mile away, and one of the last remaining fishing villages in the Western Algarve.

Large Swimming Pool

BBQ & Purpose Built Alpendre (Outdoor Eating Area)

Spacious double aspect lounge opens onto a very spacioius patio & pool area

Satellite TV-free channels., DVD & CD player

Central Heating Air Con

The villa has 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (3 en-suite), large lounge, large fully fitted kitchen and private pool, set in a very spacious patio area, with outside toilet

The villa is built on two floors, each one with its own outside entrance at ground level, making it suitable for disabled people. There is a very large area to the front of the villa, laid with white cobbled stones, allowing plenty of room for cars. Access to the villa is via a private tree-lined road.

The pool is 8 x 4 meters (14 x 28 feet) with a shallow end of 1 meter (3 feet) deep, where you can enter via steps, gradually sloping down to the 7’ deep end, which is about 2.2 meters. The pool is set at the back of the villa. There is access to the patio and pool from the lounge, kitchen and also from the front of the house, via the gate. There is a covered area on the Patio for eating, and a large built in traditional style BBQ. There are plenty of outdoor tables, chairs, umbrellas and sun loungers, and an outdoor shower. Pool towels are also provided.


The kitchen is light and spacious with plenty of cupboard space and work surfaces. It. features a large farmhouse table & benches which seats up to 12 people. Washing machine; Dishwasher; Toaster; Kettle; Microwave; Gas Oven & Hob; Fridge freezer; cooking utensils, crockery & cutlery


The lounge is a bright and spacious double aspect room, with plenty of seating. There is a wood burning stove, television with SKY TV free channels; DVD player; CD player. 2 sets of large sliding patio doors lead on to the pool area

First Bedroom:

Double bed, large fitted wardrobe with drawers & full length mirror. Large newly furbished en-suite bathroom with walk in shower, toilet, sink & bidet.

Second Bedroom:

Large, spacious room with double bed, double ftted wardrobe with drawers, with a window overlooking Budens Village. Newly refurbished en-suite bathroom with walk in shower, toilet and sink.

Third Bedroom:

Twin beds & large fitted wardrobe with drawers. En-suite bathroom with bath, shower, toilet & sink..

Fourth Bedroom:

Large and spacious room on the lower floor with double bed & double fitted wardrobe with drawers. Overlooks picturesque village of Budens. Bathroom with bath, sink, toilet and bidet just outside the bedroom shared with fifth bedroom.

Fifth Bedroom:

On the lower floor with twin beds & large fitted wardrobe with drawers. Bathroom with bath,sink, toilet and bidet just outside the bedroom shared with fourth bedroom

Cots & Extra Beds:

Four travel cots are available at no extra charge. There are 2 chairs that covert to single beds. which are suitable for children to sleep on if needed.

Housekeeping Service:

The housekeeper comes for approximately 2 hours each day Monday to Saturday. Her duties include general cleaning, bed making and linen changes once weekly.

Budens village is just 5-6 minutes walking distance, with cafes, restaurants and a supermarket.

More Details

Kathy Da Costa
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are here and delighted. Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise.

Oct 2016
  • 1 of 5


Nearest Airport
98 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
32 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Budens - Park da Floresta
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: recommended

BUDENS VILLAGE is characteristically Portuguese, boasting a lovely 17th century church, & typical whitewashed houses. There are several restaurants & cafes around the hamlet, plus an incredibly well stocked supermarket. You can buy your bread, and irresistible Portuguese pastries from the supermarket, or from the old bakery shop.

SALEMA BEACH: Just 1 mile away is a typical fishing village with a great beach. It has quite a few restaurants, some very well known for their fish & seafood cuisine.

There are many beautiful and secluded beaches on this coastal strip, to choose from including Ingrina, & Zavial.

SAGRES & CAPE DE ST VINCENT: approx. 15 mins drive from the villa is an ancient maritime port, the LANDS END of EUROPE. The Lighthouse & the Old Fort are a must to see.

PARQUE DA FLORESTA GOLF COURSE in BUDENS: Is situated between the Moorish town of Lagos & the ancient maritime port of SAGRES; the heart of Portugal's unspoilt WESTERN ALGARVE. The golf course is just across from VILLA SANTA MARIA, it has spectacular views and a wonderful array of flowers plants & eucalyptus trees. (VILLA SANTA MARIA can be seen from many aspects of the course). This golf course offers a host of leisure activities; a GOLF ACADAMY, and short game practice. 3 PUTTING GREENS, TENNIS, HORSE RIDING, BOWLING, MOUNTAIN BIKING, JEEP SAFARIS etc. It also has 'Spa Floresta' - a health, fitness and beauty spa. The Clubhouse Restaurant & Bar overlooks the 18th hole. The Bowling Clubhouse, Bistro & Tennis Bar are open daily. The 'O Parque' is for evening meals with an a la carte menu & can also be booked at Reception.

LAGOS; Just 10 minutes drive from the villa, has a beautiful marina and seaside promenade, with a variety of shops, specialising in silver, pottery, copper, leather and filigree. It has a vibrant night life with plenty of restaurants & bars. Lagos is also a historic centre of the Portuguese Age of Discovery. Once a regular home of Henry the Navigator. At one period it was a centre of the European slave trade, slaves were brought back from the discovery voyages, & sold. The 15th century ‘Slave Market’ is situated across from St Anthony’s Church.

DOLPHIN WATCHING: Boats departs daily from the Marina:

LAGOS DAILY FISH MEAT and VEG MARKET:Don't miss this!. Locals also bring their own home grown produce to sell, and you can find them by the Bus Terminal. It's a great experience, and so much choice.There is also a general Saturday market.

Other Activities: There is an array of leisure and sport activities in the Algarve, some within 10 minutes’ drive from the villa.

For full details of Scuba Diving, Sailing, Horse Riding, Windsurfing, Underwater Fishing, Delta Wing, Mountain Biking, Hot Air Balloons, Water Skiing, Karting, Paintball, Aqua Parks and Theme Parks, Horse Riding BloKarting Kite boarding & Wakeboarding, Sailing, Surfing & extreme Sports, & Wind Surfing, please contact us, or visit our website:

There are boat trips from Lagos to the caves, to see dolphins, to fish plus cruises along the stunning Algarve coastline! The Avenida and the Marina are lined with stands selling boat trips. Some of the dolphin watching trips offers a guarantee, so that if you aren't lucky enough to see dolphins they will offer another boat trips.


Figueira Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2nd en suite - toilet , shower
    3rd 1 en suite - toilet , combination tub/shower
    4th shared - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , This is a bathroom for communal use on the ground floor
    Patio Area - outdoor shower , Open outdoor shower by pool
    1st en suite - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Double 1 - 1 double , En suite
    Double 2 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , En suite
    Twin 3 - 2 twin/ single , En suite
    Twin 4 - 2 twin/ single , Bathroom next door, cot c
    Double 5 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bathroom next door, cot available
  • Five double bedrooms 4 bathrooms (three of which have en suite). Travel cots & high chairs available on request at no extra charge.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 9 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Air Conditioning: Reasonable use Hand and bath towels provided, as well as tea towels and bed linen. Poolside towels are provided. The kitchen/diner has a pine table with seating for 10. 2 high chairs are available at no extra cost, as well as travel cots at no extra charge The pool area is extremely large peaceful and very private, There is a covered area for eating outside, a poolside shower and a large purpose built B B Q. The poolside area is completely walled around, with two high if you have any toddlers they can't escape! Clients will have access to the keys for these gates. In addition, the front of the villa is very spacious, with wonderful views of the golf course, village and surrounding areas. It's ideal for games, but not for toddlers. The lounge has a TV, DVD player and hi-fi system. All the bedrooms have mosquito mesh fitted to the windows


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Beautiful Spacious Private Villa 2.5 Acres Free Wifi Air Con Nr Golf & Beach
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 20 reviews

A hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

Driving up the long tree lined driveway towards the house we had the immediate feeling of tranquility. The house is surrounded by mature trees, a lovely backdrop to the large pool and bbq area - Kathy, the photographs don't do this area justice - it is much, much more than the pics show - our party were 10 adults and 4 children and it was wonderfully spacious and a lovely feeling of flow from the inside of the house to the outside. Added bonus having the outside toilet and shower with hot water. Living room and kitchen spacious, comfortable and well equipped with room for all of us at the large kitchen table. Bedrooms comfortable with very efficient showers and plenty of hot water. The location of the house is just perfect for enjoying the fantastic beaches of the western Algarve and west coast. We had a wonderful holiday and your lovely home was just perfect for us - we would recommend it to anyone and have booked again for next year. Many thanks, Kathy, for being so easy to deal with and accommodating our requests. Mo and Mike Smith

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mo & Mike, We do thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to write such a wonderful review. We are truly delighted to know you and your family had such an enjoyable holiday, and It was a great pleasure to have you all stay at our home. We look forward to seeing you again next year. Kindest regards Kathy & Francisco
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pretty much perfect

  • 5 of 5

located just off of the main road but far enough away for traffic noise to not be an issue.

The place is fantastic. Spacious bedrooms a great pool and a kitchen that has everything you could ever think of.

There is a lounge and tv which we didn't use but is very nice - we spent all our time outside and if windy in the sheltered dining space near the BBQ.

The place was spotless and incredibly well equipped.

There is aircon throughout on the ground floor but im pretty sure this didn't get turned on once as it was plenty cool enough in the evenings.

We adopted the local dog and a cat - the dog likes steak and grilled chicken if anyone sees him but don't leave your trainers outside the front door as he takes them home with him.

Cant wait to go back next year.

will be back next year

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nick, so happy to receive your review, and thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to write this - we so appreciate it. You were a perfect family, and we'd love to have you back again with us next year. Kind regards, Kathy & Francisco
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Fantastic place

  • 5 of 5

We booked as three families and had a fantastic time.

Would recommend highly

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Peter, we really appreciate your feedback. Kind regards, Kathy & Francisco
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Beautiful, spacious, private and relaxing villa.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a delightful stay st Santa Maria, we had the most wonderful time. When we arrived, we were struck by how beautifully clean the place was. We have a toddler, and he loved running around the place - there's certainly plenty of space! The late October sunshine was such a treat, and we were able to visit the beach and take a dip in the sea. There are so many local beaches to choose from but we opted for family friendly Luz where there was easy parking. We ate lunch out every day (Portuguese food and wine is fantastic and so reasonable) but we enjoyed our breakfast in what looked like a brand new kitchen. The kitchen is huge and has large glass doors that look out into the pool area. The kitchen also has a lovely little seating area, where my husband and I would read to our little boy. My little boy slept incredibly well, and we were able to rest in the lounge or pool area while he took his afternoon nap. There's a great outdoor BBQ in the pool area, and a covered outdoor seating area which must be great in the high summer heat. We hope to return when our little one is bigger to enjoy more of what Santa Maria and the Algarve have to offer :).

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for taking the time to review our home. It is more than pleasing to know you have all had a very enjoyable and relaxing holiday. We do look forward to having you stay with us again in the near future. Best wishes, Kathy
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Great house and great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week and our 18 month old daughter loved it. The house is a great size, has a large outdoor area and is very well maintained. Having a cleaner come by every day is also a great help.

The villa is in a great location, only a couple of minutes to the supermarket and there are at least 3 great beaches within 10 minutes. Salema is only 5 minutes away and the beach there is perfect for small children and has some nice bars/restaurants as well.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a delight and a pleasure to have you and your family stay at our home, and so reasurring to hear you all had an enjoyable holiday. We do hope to see you all again. xx
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Perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

I echo the sentiments and detail of the reviewer of June 22 2016 re the property and locality and especially the ease of dealing with the owner, Kathy - it has been a smooth and thoroughly enjoyable holiday and I would recommend wholeheartedly. A car is needed though for exploring the coastline and making the most of both worlds of peace & quiet by the pool and beaches. We used SixT who are based at the airport, and our friends used Goldcar (adjacent to the SixT office) - both seem reliable. We ate at O Tiago on the last night - short walk into Budens and it was v warm and authentic. NB need to give 24 hours notice for more traditional Portuguese dishes! Thank you, Kathy!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was certainly a joy to chat with you Kit, and you were so understanding over Nazare’s plight. It was a great pleasure to have you and your family holiday at our home; you were the prefect guests. I do hope you decide to choose us again in the future.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee $9.44 per person per night
Damage Deposit $269.65


Additional guests are charged a fee per person night.
For more information please contact Kathy da Costa

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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