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

  • Villa
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths2
  • Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights

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.


Annette Beagley

Member Since 2007
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Apr 16, 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, 23 and 18, 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 12 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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single, 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. QDF 39 IS A NON-SMOKING PROPERTY. NO PETS ALLOWED. Although we can comfortably sleep 12 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.


      • 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
      • Bathroom 6
      • Bathroom 7
        outdoor shower
      • Mostly glass and stainless steel bowls. All bathrooms have underfloor heating and heated towel rails.

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Near The Ocean
        • Rural


            • Family
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Fireplace
                      wood burning
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      Free unlimited wifi
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Mid-stay change of linen and towels for 10-14 day stay 7 days mid-stay clean and change of towels
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Parking
                      private drive
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Double parking space on driveway
                    • Security System
                    • Towels Provided
                      Pool towels not provided. Mid-stay change of towels.
                    • Tumble Dryer
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Kitchen
                          Fully fitted kitchen
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                          small above fridge.
                        • Grill
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                          Separate drinks/wine fridge
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                  Bose wireless speaker
                                • Television
                                  UK TV package included


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Golf
                                      Santo Antonio, Boavista, Espiche all within 10-20 minutes.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Furniture
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Charcoal BBQ
                                    • Patio
                                    • Tennis
                                      Nearby at Burgau Sports Center and Santo Antonio Golf
                                    • Terrace


                                        • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Heated Pool
                                            • Outdoor Pool
                                            • Private Pool
                                              Pool heating is available £200/week


                                                • 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

                                                            • sailing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • 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 which seats 10. 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.

                                                                  9 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

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

                                                                  David N.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Superb contemporary villa, beautifully located!

                                                                  lauren i.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Another amazing holiday

                                                                  Keeley-Ann Kelly

                                                                  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!

                                                                  Lovely Villa


                                                                  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.

                                                                  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!

                                                                  The villa was amazing.


                                                                  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.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you so much, we look forward to welcoming you again at any time!

                                                                  Couldn't have asked for more

                                                                  Keeley-Ann Kelly

                                                                  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!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you so much for a fantastic review, we hope to see you again next year.



                                                                  Short walk to Cabanas Velhas beach and Cabanas Beach Bar. The wonderful Spice Cottage Restaurant is a short walk away. Many other excellent beaches nearby at Salema, Burgau and Luz. The West Coast beaches with their spectacular surf are only 20 minutes away. Golf Santo Antonio course and facilities only 10 mins away. Boavista, Palmares Golf courses nearby. 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. Two good supermarkets short drive. Slide and Splash, Aqualand, Lagos Zoo, Zoo Marine, Aqua Portimao Shopping Center if you fancy an alternative to the wonderful beaches. Many other good golf courses 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. Please ask for our recommendations! Surf schools at Sagres and on West Coast. Golf: Quinta da Fortaleza is about a 10 minute drive from the spectacular golf course at Golf Santo Antonio. Whatever your ability it can stretch your skills to the limit! It is an 18 hole par 71 course (5605m). It also has a 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

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  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.

                                                                  9 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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