Villa in AlmaVerde, Nr.Burgau, Western Algarve, Portugal. - Tennis, Childrens play area, close to Beach
About Susannah Whetstone
We enjoy travelling and have holidayed in many places, but Portugal, where we now own our villa, has been a favourite place of ours for many years. Buying our holiday villa/home has been a dream of ours for a long time. We have taken the time and trouble to kit our villa out with everything we would want for a very comfortable holiday, like a home from home and we pride ourselves on providing this for other people who use our villa/home as well.
Susannah Whetstone purchased this Villa in 2008
Why Susannah Whetstone chose Barão de São Miguel
We love this part of Portugal and have visited the Western Algarve over the years many times. Although we have seen a great change during this time, the Western Algarve remains relatively unspoilt and because of the conservation areas, this will remain. It provides a 'slowed down pace' for a relaxing and 'chilled' holiday. There are wonderful beaches that cater for all age groups. There is a variety of sport - water sport, golf courses, walking, birdwatching, horse riding etc. The local villages are picturesque. Lagos is the local vibrant town, with a marina, that offers a great family atmosphere, again for all ages and has a wonderful selection of bars, restaurants and shops. The beaches also have great beach bars for casual eating. This is all only a 1 hour drive from the airport.
What makes this Villa unique
This property is part of the AlmaVerde Village which is near Lagos, Sagres, Burgau and all the local beaches. We have made our villa just that little extra special. We have provided a well stocked villa with all those extra comforts of home. The artwork we have on the walls really adds to the homely feel and the level of comfort in this villa is far more superior than others on the development. With our own pool and secluded garden this is a great holiday rental. AlmaVerde Village, although still to be fully developed/completed, is already a well known holiday destination. AlmaVerde prides itself on being 'green' with lots of vegetation and well manicured gardens to please the eye. The villas are also built with energy saving materials and structures. Book now!
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Short break at short notice
The property was exactly as described and in a spotless condition. It was very well equipped and delightfully furnished. My thanks to Susannah for sorting out the minor booking hitch with the website before we left. The welcome pack was very useful, and provided the basics for several days. The pool heating needs time to warm up, but the end result was fine. The only downside is that the house is overlooked by the adjoining properties into the rear garden and pool, we looked at this when booking and it didn’t bother us as we were out much of the day. The instructions to get to the property and the use of the key safe and alarm system were impeccable. We would happily return.
So pleased you had a good stay at our villa. The HomeAway website being down did not make this booking easy for you but thank you for being patient - we got there in the end! Even though there is a villa behind us, thankfully their 'outdoor pool space' is not in view of our villa and now that we have cut down some of the trees the hedgerow between the villas will grow even thicker to provide an even better screen for privacy. I'm glad that the welcome food pack was useful. Thank you so much for choosing our villa and hopefully we will see you again.
This was our second time at the villa and it didn't disappoint.
The villa is in a quiet corner of the Alma Verde complex. The facilities are without fault, everything you could need for a self catering stay, or don't worry about cooking and go to one of the local restaurants. Our favourites in Burgau are the Beach Bar and Esquina- both excellent. In Salema, Boia and Aqua na Boca for more formal dining but for a quick and extremely tasty pizza, try Casa Pizza in Salema.
The villa is ideally placed to explore the local area, surfing, coastal walks and visits to local towns, Lagos for shopping and a trip to the market at Aljezur for local produce.
The villa is spacious and spotlessly clean, with it's own pool. The trees around the garden now provide the right amount of shade while leaving plenty of space for sunbathing.
We cant wait to come back.
We are so thrilled that you had another wonderful visit and enjoyed your stay at our villa once again. After the work we did to cut down some of the trees I am very happy to see that this makes a difference in the back garden with plenty of sun for sunbathing as well as some shade still being provided. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
3rd stay at Vila do Bispo and just love the place
Third successive year staying at Susannah's property on Alma Verde and absolutely loved our stay (again).
First time ever we've decided to return to a property and there's numerous factors that make it a wise choice. The location is great. The property itself is outstanding. 2 children love the pool and the local playground which is a 5 minute walk away.
The kitchen is fully equipped so no frustrating runs to the supermarket for accessories.
The property is part of a block of four similar homes. It's hit or miss whether your stay is quiet or a struggle dealing with loud neighbours. We, unfortunately, had a few nights of dealing with parties until 2am in the morning (2 properties booked by the same group)... just gives you a good reason to have a doze on the sunloungers in the morning.
The welcome pack is a fantastic addition. Enough for breakfast, snacks and a couple of beers too for good measure :)
The property is ultra clean.
Really can't rate the property highly enough. Sure we'll be back again next year :)
It was so good to have you all staying at our villa again and pleased the family had a wonderful holiday. Sorry to hear you had noisy neighbours - it is always a gamble as to who is going to be in the nearby villas but it seems that this did not stop you from having a fun holiday and thank you for the 5/5 review. We hope to see you again very soon.
I have nothing but positives to say about this villa.
It was spotlessly clean and well appointed. The kitchen is modern, spacious and contains all of the utensils and appliances that you might need. The pool is lovely as is the garden and grassed area. The bedrooms are spacious with comfy beds and pillows. All en suites were clean and well appointed. There is also a large private driveway to keep your hire car (that is essential as nothing much within walking distance). The welcome pack was much appreciated.
This is the perfect location for a relaxing, secluded and peaceful holiday.
Thank you for the great review! It looks like the villa provided you and your family with a wonderful base for a great holiday. Hope to hear from you in the future.
The villa was so good! All of the rooms were larger than I was expecting we were five adults and had plenty of space. The property is modern, clean and was very well equipped for example the kitchen. The food provided on arrival was thoughtful and welcome The swimming pool was heated and was excellent. The arrangements made with Susannah were prompt and straight forward. The villa is in a great location away from large crowds and there is at least twenty beaches within thirty minutes drive on both the West and South coasts. This villa provides a relaxing luxury holiday home.
Hi, really excited to see you all had such a wonderful holiday and that the villa met all your expectations and more. I'm always so pleased to read great reviews as we try very hard to make guests as welcome and comfortable as we can. Thank you!
Special interest holidays:
Western Algarve has a wealth of activities: horse-riding, boating, sailing, fishing, diving, swimming with dolphins, dolphin safari, walking, bird watching, beach sports, paragliding, tennis (on site), wellness centre (on site), swimming and Slide and Splash water park.
The charming fishing village of Burgau is 5 mins drive from the villa where you will find most amenities, shops, bars and restaurants. The village of Salema, also close by, has a good selection of bars and restaurants. Most coastal villages provide beach bars serving locally caught fish and other Portuguese dishes There are many other sandy beaches waiting to be explored. The beaches on the South Coast tend to be calmer whereas the Atlantic coast on the West is ideal for surfing.
Nearest airport Faro 95km. 60 mins by car to villa. Nearest beach/village Burgau 3km from villa. Nearest motorway A22 10km. Nearest town/train station Lagos 10km. Car highly recommended to explore all that Western Algarve has to offer.
Lagos is the main town in the area with all major facilities including shops, bars, restaurants and a vibrant nightlife. The new marina is a major centre for all sailing and boating activities. The spa town of Monchique in the mountains is approximately 45 minutes drive away. The historical town of Sagres is 20 minutes drive and Silves is within 30 minutes drive.
AlmaVerde Village and Spa offers Day Spa facilities with a range of treatment and therapies that can be booked. The village also offers floodlit tennis courts and all the equipment can be hired from the management company at the reception office. Tennis lessons can be booked. There is also a childrens play area. Bikes can be hired from the reception office with sugguested cycle routes and walks. This is an award winning development with the final villas due for completion in the next few years. The fishing village of Burgau with a sandy beach 5 mins drive from the villa. There is a fantastic beach bar and several restaurants in the village.
Lagos is about 15 mins drive from the villa and has everything you would want from a town. Good shops, bars, restaurants and nightlife. On certain days there is a market. Lagos has a marina and another attraction is the very long beach of Meia Praia where you can hire a variety of water sport activities. Also some great beach bars can be found here Lagos also offers glass bottomed boat tours of the coastline which is great fun for all the family. There are some excellent beach bars and restaurants all within easy drive, found throughout the local villages and towns.