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spacious, close to beach, great seaview, garden, fireplace

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 2,023 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

spacious, close to beach, great seaview, garden, fireplace

Dear sun worshipers and adventures in need of a holiday!

'Casa Boa Vida' is situated at the edge of the charming fishermans village amidst Europes biggest natural reserve "Costa Vicentina". It is the perfect starting point for exiting trips. We always felt enchanted by Salema and its sourroundings. We will provide selfdrawn maps for you to get to know the insides and to help you fall in love, too.

„Casa Boa Vida“ is a quite, spacious, homely Atrium house very close to the beach, with fireplace and a little garden and has great see views. From here it is only about 300 meters to the centre of the village with restaurants, shops and the beach.

The house comprises of a living area of 188 m2 on 2 floors. The bottom floor consists of a spacious comfortable living room with fire place. The dining area is separated but open towards the living room and adjoins the well provided kitchen. The light streaming in from the Atrium through the partially glazed ceiling of the dining area creates a special atmosphere in the dining and living area. The living room with its big sliding glass doors is facing south with view into the little evergreen garden. There is also a guest bathroom on the bottom floor. On the upper floor there is the fully glass-roofed Atrium, 3 bedrooms of which 2 are equipped with balcony. There are 2 bathrooms with daylight. One of them is equipped with WC, shower and bath, the other one with WC and shower. From the upper floor you have an undisguised view on the near sea, the small village and into the green country. Apart from the building the property comprises of the little garden and a big yard with parking space for 3 cars. (Please open 'more details' for further description.

Amenities of the house:

living room: 2 three-seater sofas, 1 armchair, fire place,books,travel guides, restaurant guides

dining area: extendable table for 4 to 8 people, highchai

kitchen: table with 4 chairs, dish washer, gas cooker and

electric oven with grill, fridge with freezer, coffee machine, toaster, juicer, cook books, washing machine,

bedroom 1: en-suite, double bed (king size), spacious fitted cupboard, balcony

bedroom 2: double bed, spacious fitted cupboard, balcony bedroom 3: children’s room with bunk bed for 2 children, cot on

request, range of toys and books for children of different ages (2 tennis rugs, kite, sand toys, rhythm musical instruments, Playmobil, puzzles, board games, soft dough, paint box …)

garden: garden chairs and table

other: hair dryer, iron

final cleaning after departure: 40 Euro, prices for heating according to actual costs of usage

long-term rent: please ask for special offers

The house is equipped with electric heating. In the winter months it is usually sufficient to heat the fire place.

Catering: self catering, bedding and towels inclusive, please bring beach towels.

Car is useful but not necessary, it is possible to rent a car or scooter in Salema, at the airport or in Lagos. We can help you renting a car. If you do not want to rent a car you can travel by train from Faro to Lagos and take a bus from Lagos to Salema. As well there is an airport shuttle from Faro to Salema.

More Details
Registration Number : 39518/AL

Angelika and Michal
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, German, Portuguese, Czech
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Angelika and Michal

Dear guests

We are Michal and Angelika and are renting out our beautiful holiday home, amidst Europe’s biggest coastal natural reserve. There is so much to discover here and the sun is shining wastefully like nowhere else in Europe. We feel enchanted by this country and its people and may be it will be just the same for you.

(Since outumn 2017 booking procedure has changed with homeaway, if you have any questions you can call us)

Why Angelika and Michal chose Salema

With more than 3000 hours of sunshine per year the south-western Algarve is the sunniest area in Europe. At the World Travel Award 2012 the Algarve won 7 prizes among others the Award 'Europe's Leading Beach destination' for it's more than hundred unusually beautiful beaches. On top of it 70 of the beaches were awarded with the Blue Flag for their exceptionally clean water, among them Salema beach.

What makes this house unique

Because we’ve been living in the Algarve for a long time we know the place and have quite a few insider trips, that we happily pass on to you. We can help you book a car, hire a baby-sitter, book surfing lessons, a climbing or mountain bike tour, horse riding lessons ... In the house you’ll find descriptions of possible walks, excursions, day-trips and other useful information. We would be glad to have you as our guests.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Salema in Budens

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2023 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • resort
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    bathroom 3 - Toilet , additional third WC on ground floor
  • with heating, heats up quickly and efficiently
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Schlafzimmer 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    - 1 Double Bed
    - 2 Child Bed , 1 Cot
  • cot with mosqito net free of charge on request
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay
  • caves
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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spacious, close to beach, great seaview, garden, fireplace
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews

Good, comfortable house, short distance to village and beach

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable house with lots of space. Not far from village and beach although a good walk up a steep hill. Would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic property in an amazing location

  • 5 of 5

We have just come back from an amazing holiday staying at Casa Boa Vida. Salema is a fantastic place with a very relaxed atmosphere, there are plenty of good places to eat and the blue flag beach is clean, quiet and very picturesque. The House is a short 5 to 10 minute walk from the beach and is maintained to a very high standard with a beautiful garden/patio area at the rear. The property is very family friendly, with toys, books and games which was great for our two year old son. There are balconies in two of the bedrooms and a spacious living area and dining room downstairs. The kitchen is well equipped, there are a couple of small supermarkets within 5 minutes walking distance and a larger supermarket about 5 minute drive away. I would highly recommend this property and hope to visit again soon!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Large home in the perfect town!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Boa Vida for two weeks in June 2015. First, Salema is by far our favorite town in the Algarve. We stayed in Sagres once before and visited many beaches and towns throughout the Algarve. Salema is perfect in every way. The beach is beautiful and the water was warm and not too rough to swim in with our little one. The house is enormous and was more than enough room for our family of 4 with a teenager and toddler. The beds were comfortable, hot water always worked and kitchen stocked with basics. We really enjoyed coming home after a long day at the beach or travelling around. We made meals and ate outside in the back yard. Beautiful views of the ocean. The walk to town/beach is very close, but it is a steep hill. It was not a problem for us, but plan to take your time. Do yourself a favor and eat at O'Lourenco's and Pizza Mobile (one of our favorite daily spots). Angelika was so helpful through the booking process and always available. The house has many books and maps and a great welcome book with hand drawn maps of walks and would took advantage and explored the area. The house is convenient to everything you need. We would love to stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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I can recommend the property and the area

  • 5 of 5

Amazing house with all the comforts you could ask for. The place was spotless and well maintained with plenty of space. It is situated on the outskirts of the village and a few minute walk will take you into the centre of Salema. There you will find the restaurants and the bars and of course the beach. There is also a smaller and less frequented beach off to the right from the Salema beach “proper”. There is a small grocery shop in the village but for a greater choice you’d have to go to another village nearby. And for that you should have a car.

Salema turned out to be ideal as a base for exploring both South and West coasts as well as inland (Costa Vicentina National Park). The South coast (beach...) was a 5 min walk from the house, the West coast takes 10, 20 min drive by car. The beaches there were worth exploring. Magnificent, some stretching for kilometers with dramatic, high cliffs. The west coast ocean was rougher though so I’d definitely not recommend swimming out unless you are a surfer and have something to hold onto... I would also recommend visiting Monchique – a mountain range nearby. Great views of the entire tip of the continent, better than google earth...

I think we made a good choice, I can recommend the property and the area. Come to think of it, we might come again. There is plenty more to explore and discover...

Thanks again,


  • Review Submitted: 29-Jan-2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Schönes und gut ausgestattetes Haus in strandnaher Lage

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren rund um zufrieden. Das Haus ist geräumig und gepflegt. Die technischen Geräte funktionieren einwandfrei. Der Garten ist recht klein aber fein. Zum Strand geht man fünf Minuten, zurück etwas länger, da bergauf. Es gab eigentlich nichts auszusetzen. Gerne wieder.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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very nice place

  • 5 of 5

Boa vista is a very comfortable house, well situated, a nice place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Parque da Floresta
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Car: recommended

The traditional fishing village lays embedded in a sandy cove in the most south-western corner of Europe.

Even today there are dozens of fishing boats lying at the slope and the beach of Salema. Late afternoons the fisherman are preparing their boats for the following night. The next morning early birds can watch them return and bring home their last nights catch and later on to mend their nets at the promenade.

You can buy your fish for the evening barbeque freshly caught from the fishermen.

Even though the village is small and tranquil, there are quite a few restaurants, cafes and beach bars that are open from morning till night apart from some weeks in Winter. Particularly during the high season the charm of the fishing village attracts tourists from the surrounding area so there is always a cheerful ado at the village square and the beach.

There are 2 small supermarkets in the village that sell everyday goods like fruit and vegetables, groceries, pastries, toiletries ... For bulk shopping we advise to go to one of the 2 big supermarkets that are each only 3 km away from Salema, one in Budens, the other one in Vila do Bispo.

Salema beach is extensive and rich in variety so everyone can find a place according to his/her needs, whether behind a lonely cliff or amongst other sunbathers on a rented sun lounger. For even more variety you can explore the plentiful of partially deserted little coves nearby. Some you can only reach by foot. Each has got its own character. Following a path south-westwards from „Casa Boa Vida“ you’ll end up in pure nature. The only sign of civilisation is an insignificant path that leads you down to an idyllic bay. Before you start the way downyou’ll pass a small natural terrace. So close to the house and still in the middle of nowhere with a breathtaking view this has been our favourite picnic place. When the tides have rinsed away the fine sand, white pebbles and clay are revealed and the beach becomes an ideal place for artists and children to build sculptures. There are a number of small rock pools on the shore where no swimmers and children can safely enjoy the quality of mineralized marine waters. In the yellow orange rocks by the beach you can try to find the footprints of the Iguanodon dinosaur. If you pass the rocks on the other side of the cove you’ll soon reach the next bay.This beach, too, you can only reach afoot. In the steep wall of rocks there are plenty of nesting sites of various marine birds. As well, there is a wide open cave that offers shade and is a great place for your children to act as „Robinson Crusoe“. To the next beach you can get by car or have a walk through a wonderful wild valley or from across a little hill and pass an old roman ruin ... The next beach is special because its fine sand that reaches far back into the interior country. The beach consists of several connected coves, grottoes and cages as well as a beautiful rock gate.

This way from Salema you can follow many trails alongside the beaches from bay to bay, along the cliffs or through the hinterland across shallow hills, wild meadows with blossoming agaves and fragrant cistus, through olive groves, woods of eucalyptus trees, passing moorish and roman ruins, age-old menhirs or abandoned homesteads...We`ve prepared some walking guides for you that you will find in the house.

In only a quarter of an hour by car from Salema you reach the coarse west coast with it’s jagged cliffs, meters high surging billows, it’s extensive dunes and up to 80 meter high steep coast. The west coast is a place of pilgrimage for surfers and paragliders. The climate of the westcoast is noticable different. There is often a difference in temperature of a few degrees and the wind is stronger. This way you can experience 2 different climate zones.

Lagos and Sagres

Salema is located right between the two most important towns of the region, the picturesque lively Lagos and the most southwest point of Europe, the history laden town of Sagres. You can reach both towns in 15 minutes by car. The bus is going several times a day from Lagos via Salema to Sagres and back. Both towns have a marina and a fishing harbour. From here various boat tours are being offered as for example dolphin watching, grottoes tours, sea angling or a trip with a historical caravel. In the expanded pedestrian area in the old town of Lagos there are plenty of shops, cafés, restaurants, bars and discothèques.

Finally, a loose compilation of further possible leisure time activities in the Region: several adventure parks with various attractions all about water, hands on museum ‘Centro de Sciencia Vivo’ for children and adults in Lagos, the navigators school from 16th century und and the light house in Sagres, , flea market in Barao Sao Joao with pedal car hire for children, gypsy market, thermal spring in Monchique, Zoo, golf, surfing, snorkelling, diving, mountain biking, jeep safari, horse riding, donkey tours, bird watching ...


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

GERMAN: An- und Abreise: Zwischen April und Oktober ausschließlich Samstags und Sonntags.
Im Mietpreis sind sämtliche Kosten enthalten außer:
Internet: 20 € pro Aufenthalt Flatrate Wlan, zahlbar bei Ankunft.
german: Endreinigung: variabel in Abhängigkeit der Personenzahl zwischen 50 und 70 €, zahlbar bei Ankunft.
Bettwäsche und je 2 Handtücher pro Person sind im Mietpreis enthalten, Strandtücher bei Bedarf bitte mitbringen,
Heizkosten, die durch Nutzung der elektr. Heizungen entstehen, werden nur bei überdurchschnittlichem Verbrauch berechnet. Jedoch reicht es auch in den kühleren Monaten oft, den Kamin anzuheizen.
Rufen Sie uns gern an, wenn Sie Fragen haben (00493098333369)

ENGLISH:Check in and check out from April to October only Saturday and Sundays,
final cleaning dependent on number of people max. 70€, to be payed at arrival,
internet flat optional 20€: to be payed at arrival,
bedding and towels inclusive, bring beach towels,
heating: with fire place or/and electrical heating. Electricity charge only at overaverage consumption.
Don't hesitat to call us if you have any questions (00493098333369)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.