Beautiful 4 bedroom villa with heated pool & hot tub & aircon, inclusive price.
- english, french, german
About Margo Addison-Scott
We are Chris & Margo Addison-Scott, and we live in Fife, Scotland. I was a lawyer, now retired, and Chris is a Chartered Surveyor. Since I gave up the law, I run the family farm, and gardens, and a little home based business making candles and reed diffusers! Have a look at www.mia-candles.co.uk. Much more interesting than being a lawyer! We have 3 children, Alexandra who now lives and works in London, Jamie is working in Edinburgh, and Ben is at Glasgow University.
Margo Addison-Scott purchased this Villa in 2007
Why Margo Addison-Scott chose Budens
We bought Casa Palmeira about 12 years ago, having been looking at property in Parque da Floresta for several years before that. It was a big investment for us, and it was really important to get the 'right' villa. When we walked into the villa for the first time, we just knew it was the one! We bought it from a Dutch family who had designed it, with great attention to detail, and it just seemed perfect. Location in Parque da Floresta was, for us, critical. We wanted to be frontline on one of the fairways, and in the 2nd Phase of the development, which meant that we weren't up on the more exposed, windy, hillside. The garden was in need of a bit of work, but is now exactly the way we want it. It is peaceful and private, and isn't overlooked by other properties - perfect!
What makes this Villa unique
It is just a special place. It is peaceful and quiet, but near enough to the fabulous beaches, towns and villages of the Algarve to let you enjoy them whenever you want. We are always amazed at how friendly and helpful the Portuguese people are. Most people in shops and restaurants also speak English, so getting about is very easy. We enjoy walking, and there are so many places to walk from the villa. The National Park borders Parque da Floresta, and it is a joy to walk into the hills above the Parque, and see the views to the sea. We have also now discovered a walk through the countryside down to the beach at Salema - about 2.5 miles by the scenic route - so it's great to walk down, have lunch, and maybe walk back ( or more likely decide that we've had enough exercise for the day, and we get a lift from Jose or Isabel, our local friendly taxi drivers!). We quite simply love the villa, and from the reviews that previous guests have left, it's clear that they love it too. The views are spectacular, especially from the new roof terrace; the pool is glorious; the garden is a joy. The whole area just seems to promote a lovely sense of wellbeing, and there is enough space to let the whole family relax and unwind. We really hope you will come and experience our lovely villa.
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
October in Western Algare
We had a most enjoyable family holiday and the house was really well equipped for all of us. My 2 grandchildren, 8 & 3 , loved the heated pool and we all had BBQs and enjoyed the hot tub.
We would recommend this villa for all looking for a relaxing family holiday.
Comfortable villa in beautiful location
The villa proved to just like the description on Home away. It was really well equipped for 8 people and the facilities provided made it feel like a home from home. We particularly enjoyed the large heated pool and the surrounding garden. With regard to location, the coast, Lagos, and a range of supermarkets were all within easy reach with a car. The only thing that could have been better was the outside garden furniture, which is showing signs of its age, but this is only a minor detail and didn't spoil the experience in any way. We all enjoyed our stay and would certainly consider returning.
Hi Peter. Thank you so much for taking time to write a review, and I’m delighted that you enjoyed your holiday in the villa. We would of course be delighted if you decided to return some time. Thank you also for your comments about the outdoor furnishings. We welcome all feedback. We carry out a careful check at the start of each season to make sure everything inside and outdoors is fit for purpose, and in fact recently replaced all the sunloungers. However, the Portuguese weather, and indeed sometimes, sadly, our guests, can be tough on outdoor furniture which, by the end of a long season, can be showing the effects! We will certainly make sure that any which are just not coping are honourably retired. Best wishes, Margo
A Lovely Stay
We had a very enjoyable week. Many thanks.
Spacious and comfortable villa, well equipped and in beautiful surroundings. Lovely garden.
We stayed for a week at the end of Feb 2019- aiming to get away for a bit of warmth and to escape the winter in Cornwall. The villa couldn't have been better- masses of space for our family of 5. The area was obviously out of season but supermarkets/ main restaurants open as normal and everyone was very helpful. Being out of season has it's advantages as the whole week was peaceful and relaxing which is what were hoping for. The weather was kind and not dissimilar to an English Summer- but in February! The area is lovely with stunning coastline to compete with Cornwall but with quiet roads and easy driving. The whole holiday was straightforward, easy flights, simple drive to the villa, warm welcome from Maria the manager, and we couldn't really fault anything. The pool was surprisingly warm and we spent a lot of time just chilling out at the villa and following the sun around the lovely terraces and often ended up having a drink on the rooftop terrace with it's panoramic views. A perfect, relaxing week- many thanks, we would love to return.
Thank you so much for this lovely review David. I’m delighted you and your family enjoyed your visit, and would be more than happy to welcome you back at some time in the future. Margo
Lovely villa in stunning area
We spent a fantastic 10 days here, 4 adults, 4 boys (6,7,8&9)
The area around is stunning and we visited Salema, Burgau, Praia de luz and Lagos. All great with some lovely eateries.
The villa was fabulous, well equipped and Sam who manages it was invaluable .
The books were brilliant!!!
The Western Algarve is famous for its beaches, and Salema beach is only 2 miles from the villa. It is a beautiful, clean, sandy beach washed by the Atlantic Ocean. Further west there are many quiet beaches to explore, some are easily accessible, some involve a scramble down steep paths. For surfers, there are several suitable beaches within easy reach of the villa. There are also several naturist beaches nearby.
Faro airport is the nearest airport to Casa Palmeira and is approximately 1 hour away by road. This is along the dual carriageway which is a toll road, and so very quiet. Lisbon is about 2.5 hours away by car. Car hire is probably essential to enjoy the area to its fullest. The rail links to Lisbon are excellent. We got trapped by the Icelandic Ash cloud ( there are worse places to be trapped!) and made our way home via Lisbon, which actually worked very well. Countryside is stunning.
There is a lot to see and do in the surrounding area. Parque da Floresta is set on the edge of the Costa Vicentin Nature Reserve, and there are lovely walks along established tracks in the Reserve. The town of Lagos, with its marina, is about 20 minutes away by car. Inland there are many beautiful old towns, castles and villages to visit, such as Silves. Cap St Vincent is worth a trip, as is the Sagres Fort.
There are plenty of supermarkets within easy reach of the villa. The nearest (Intermarche) is only 2 minutes drive from the entrance to Parque da Floresta, and is well stocked with everything one might need for self catering.There is a Lidl supermarket in Vila do Bispo which is about 5-10 minutes away.Be aware, however, that it doesn't take'foreign’ credit cards - only Portuguese cards or cash. Nearly caught us out once - frantically scrabbling at the checkout to find enough cash! Even bigger supermarkets can be found in Lagos. The Restaurants in Parque da Floresta provide lots of variety and the Italian Restaurant even has a takeaway facility. We have also created a book in the villa for guests to leave details of restaurants they have enjoyed (or not!). Fortunately, all the restaurants tried seem to have been good, particularly those at Salema beach, and we now have a list of places that are tried and tested. For the children, there is the Football Academy and the tennis courts with resident coach who does group lessons or individual lessons. In the summer there is a weekly tennis competition for different age groups of children, which is always hotly contested. There are children's clubs, which provide a safe environment for children to have fun, learn and make new friends. These are run by PDF staff. Further afield are Zoomarine and Aqualand water parks. The Spa at PDF is also worth a visit. They provide lots of different treatments, and are not too expensive. There is good medical assistance, if you should need it. There is a surgery in PDF itself, several days a week, and they will help direct you to either a Chemist (Vila do Bispo) or English speaking Doctor (Lagos).
In the study, we have now installed a broadband wireless internet connection, with printer. We have not provided a PC, so those wanting to use this connection should bring their own laptop. The printer and connection are provided at no extra cost, but we ask guests to use the paper sparingly.