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Luxury villa with pool and sea views featured in A Place in the Sun

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom/4 bathroom eye catching, ultra modern villa near Burgau, Nr beach

Fully licenced luxury villa with private pool and sea views, we were featured in 'A Place in the Sun' magazine. Sleeps 8 to 10 (4 beds). Quinta da Fortaleza was the show house of the Vigia development of luxurious beach villas, perfectly located in a peaceful setting between the unspoilt pretty villages of Salema and Burgau. The very essence of outdoor living has been encapsulated with reams of rich decking, vast expanses of terracing and a private swimming pool. A perfect contemporary retreat to escape from everyday life. Superb villa finished to exceptionally high specification in keeping with contemporary style of property. 4 bed fully air conditioned villa on 3 separate floors. Large double bedrooms all with ensuite facilities and terraces all with spectacular sea views. Large open plan living room with outside seating and dining. Large lower level terrace leads to private pool, gardens, barbecue area. Short walk to two secluded beaches and Cabanas beach bar. Santo Antonio Golf and Boavista Golf 10/15 minutes away.

Travel: Nearest airport Faro. 1 hour drive to property, most of which is on a good motorway. Given the location of the property, we feel car hire is essential to make the most of your holiday. Driving instructions will be provided. Lisbon is approximately 2.5 hours by road.

Places to Visit: The Western Algarve is one of the last remaining unspoilt regions of Southern Europe where undulating countryside is speckled with historic towns and quaint hamlets finged by a coastline of secluded coves and pretty fishing villages untouched by time. To the East is the historic town of Lagos with its Roman walls still largley in tact where you can wander through a maze of winding cobbled streets, pavement restaurants, cafe bars, vibrant nightlife and shops. There is a marina where you can go Big Game Fishing, dolphin watching, boat trips to the caves or charter boats. To the West lies Sagres and the spectacular headland of Cap St. Vincent, the most south-westerly point of Europe. Quinta da Fortaleza is ideally located between the picturesque fishing villages of Burgau and Salema where traditional charm remains with fishermen mending their nets and pots along the beach beside their boats. Fabulous seafood restaurants amongst whitewashed fisherman's cottages.

A 10 min drive away is the spectacular 18 hole par 71 Santo Antonio golf course. Also driving range, tennis, Kids clubs, tuition for golf and tennis available. At extra cost Santo Antonio Spa offers the perfect place to unwind with facial and body treatments. A steam room, sauna and spa are also available. For the more energetic facilities include a well-equipped gym and exercise studio. A wide range of dining facilities are offered. Burgau Sports Center for tennis and kids holiday clubs such as football. Many other activities can be booked including experiencing the breathtaking unspoilt Western Algarve countryside on horseback. Undulating countryside is speckled with historic towns/villages untouched by time and a coastline of secluded coves.

More Details
Registration Number : 18121/AL

Annette Beagley
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Annette Beagley

We are a family of 5 and one of the original owners at Quinta da Fortaleza. We have three children who are now, 25, 22 and 17, all of whom still love coming on holiday with us to this very special area of Portugal. We all find something different here to make our holidays and time together special.

Why Annette Beagley chose Portugal

Having visited different areas of the Algarve, we loved this area in particular because it was still authentically Portuguese. We bought our villa off plan, being won over by the contemporary design, the size of the living spaces, bedrooms and bathrooms, the stunning views, being able to walk to the beach, we are close to Lagos and many other restaurants, numerous golf courses and be within what is still 8 years later a very traditional area of Portugal. We were able to have input into the design to make it what we still feel is a villa that has the wow factor everytime we visit. The view out to sea is constantly changing and never disappoints.

What makes this villa unique

We hope we have made the villa a contemporary home from home and somewhere anyone would be very happy to spend their holidays, either as a base to explore this area of Portugal, play golf, go surfing or just to take the opportunity to relax and unwind whether in a small group or families sharing. The villa is furnished and maintained to the highest standard, we holiday here ourselves, nothing is taken away for guests, we want the villa and your holiday to be for you as we would want it to be for ourselves.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fantastic holiday thank you. You have a beautiful villa that more than met our expectations and was loved by everyone.

We really couldn’t fault it and the consensus amongst the children was “Can we book it again for next year?”.
Jul 2017
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Portugal Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
    Bathroom 7 - outdoor shower
  • Mostly glass and stainless steel bowls. All bathrooms have underfloor heating and heated towel rails.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The size of the property can easily accommodate two families sharing. All bedrooms have large en suite bathrooms. Fixtures and fittings are all of a high specification and include glass bowl sinks. Bedroom 4 also has flat screen TV and Sky satellite. QDF 39 IS A NON-SMOKING PROPERTY. NO PETS ALLOWED. Although we can comfortably sleep 10 unfortunately, we no longer take bookings over 8 unless by special agreement. BOOKINGS ARE LIMITED TO THE NUMBER OF GUESTS AGREED AT TIME OF BOOKING. No extra guests are permitted to stay without our prior agreement.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Extending glass dining table with leather chairs. Cream L shaped leather sofa. Glass coffee table. TV, UK TV Package, Contemporary wood-burning fire-place. Opens onto outside terrace with large dining table. Further terrace with seating and table. Separate ground floor cloakroom. Separate 'wet area' WC close to pool. Lower outside covered terrace, if you prefer to sit in the shade, with barbecue leads down to private pool and shower in a sheltered sun trap with sun loungers. All bedrooms have outside terraces, master bedroom and bedroom 2 decked terrace. All with fantastic sea views. The outdoor balconies/terraces and internal staircases have open aluminium railings which may be a consideration for young children. Photographs show the railings. There are some unfenced drops from basement level to pool level. Drinks fridge in kitchen.


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Luxury villa with pool and sea views featured in A Place in the Sun
average rating of 4.888889 based on 15 reviews

Very spacious and well appointed villa which is well situated between Burgau and Salema.

  • 5 of 5

All the bedrooms are sizeable and have plenty of wardrobe space plus en-suite bathrooms. The air conditioning is effective and quiet.

Well equipped kitchen and a comfortable lounge area. The outside terraces are huge and catch the sun all day and the pool is heated and butstll cool enough to be refreshing. Great purpose built BBQ. Minor issues with he lack of mattresses for the sun loungers and patchy Wi-fi but overall a stunning and well maintained property.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb contemporary villa, beautifully located!

  • 5 of 5

The villa is beautifully located and has stunning views over the surrounding countryside and out to sea. It is really spacious with plenty of terraces where you can relax and soak up the sun. It is light and airy and has everything you will need, and furnished to a very high standard inside and out in a lovely contemporary design. Cooking at villa was a delight as the kitchen had everything you would have at home. The location is fantastic, you will need a car to visit the nearby beaches and restaurants if you are not that mobile, but if you are relatively fit you can enjoy beautiful walks down to the beach and to the local villages of Burgau and Selema. I thoroughly recommend the cliff top walk from Burgau to Luz – the views are absolutely amazing. The walk back is much more challenging as it is mainly up-hill, but taxis are readily available and not too expensive should you need one. Both Burgau and Selema have a fabulous choice of places to eat and the food at Cabanhas Velhas beach bar is lovely. There is also an Indian restaurant within walking distance, which will not disappoint! We enjoyed ourselves so much that we have already booked again for next year! If you are looking for a relaxing tranquil stay they I can highly recommend this villa.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another amazing holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our second year running and the house, location and view were as amazing as we remembered them. Such a beautiful house with a stunning beach (and beach bar/restaurant) opposite and surrounded by pretty little villages/towns with great restaurants. What more could you ask. Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Villa

  • 4 of 5

The property was lovely; inside was immaculate. There is a lot more green foliage around the house now than there is on the pictures so it doesn't feel as big outside as it appears on the pictures and there are a lot of steps! Overall though, we really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and I am glad you enjoyed your stay. The foliage has been allowed to grow as the garden has matured to give privacy which we personally prefer. However, we have already booked the larger trees in to be cut back at the appropriate time in the Autumn. The villa is built into the hillside over 4 levels so inevitably there are steps between each level. Hopefully this is clear on the website where we say it may not be suitable for young children but will review again to make sure!
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The villa was amazing.

  • 5 of 5

The villa was beautiful, the pictures don't do it justice. We went to Salema and Lagos for dinner and the food was outstanding. Would definitely visit again. Thanks for having us and thanks Gill and Keith.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, we look forward to welcoming you again at any time!
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Couldn't have asked for more

  • 5 of 5

Our holiday was everything we could have hoped for and more. The villa was beautiful and immaculate and a true home away from home with everything you could possibly need. The view was stunning and a pleasure to wake up to every day. The Cabanas Velhas beach across the road was beautiful and the Cabana beach restaurant served fantastic food and drink. The local villages of Burgau and Salema were great if you wanted to go a little further than your villa and beach and both had a lovely beach and some fantastic restaurants. We can also highly recommend The Spice Cottage 5 mins up the road if you like Indian food. It was some of the best food we have ever had. Thank you Annette for looking after us so well and we can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for a fantastic review, we hope to see you again next year.
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Blue Wave Beach Bar
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Cabanas de Velhas
Car: necessary

Short walk to beach and beach bar. Many other excellent beaches nearby. The West Coast beaches with their spectacular surf are only 20 minutes away. Parque da Floresta Golf course and facilities only 10 mins away. 30% discount available. Lagos only 15 mins drive with large choice of restaurants, bars and shops. Marina where you can fish, dolphin watching, charter boats. Cap St.Vincent 30 min. drive. Beaches of Salema and Sagres short drive. Two good supermarkets close by. Slide and Splash, Aqualand, Lagos Zoo, Zoo Marine, Algarve Shopping if you fancy an alternative to the wonderful beaches. Many other good golf courses nearby Quinta da Lago and Vilamoura back towards Faro. The Monchique mountains are a short drive away and provide an alternative view of the Algarve, where a drive through forests will lead you to roadside piri-piri restaurants and the Moorish town of Silves with its castle. Many good restaurants in Burgau and Salema. Surf schools at Sagres and on West Coast.

Golf: Quinta da Fortaleza is about a 10 minute drive from the spectacular golf course at Parque da Floresta. Whatever your ability it can stretch your skills to the limit! It is an 18 hole par 71 course (5605m). Parque da Floresta also has the Vigia Golf Acadamy and driving range with tuition also available. We can also provide contacts who will arrange discounted golf at other courses. There are at least 7 good alternative courses within 15-20 minute drive, including Espiche, Boavista, Palmares with some links holes along Meia Praia Beach and two at Morgado.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $701.85

PrIces/payments can be made in Euors

Extra days are pro-rata to weekly rate. Prices dependent on time of year and availability. QDF 39 is a non-smoking property. 3rd party liability insurance included. Villa is available from 4pm on arrival day and departure by 10am. If you are arriving late, we can arrange for you to have a shop done.

7 night stay mid-stay clean of villa and change of towels. Over 7 days mid-stay clean of villa, change of towels and bed linen. Pool/beach towels may be available to hire separately.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.