|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
High Quality furnished apartment close to beach & village. **Now with Free WiFi in the apartment!**
The large 28 sqm elevated veranda features a built-in BBQ, designer outdoor furniture, and enjoys stunning views over the rooftops of Burgau to the Monchique Mountains. There are 2 bedrooms, one double, one twin. The double has an En-suite bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath, there is a second bathroom with a large shower (both bathrooms with under floor heating). Every room leads onto the sunny balcony. The air-conditioned apartment is extremely well equipped with high quality fittings throughout.
The lounge features the latest 40' LED TV with most UK TV channels, DVD. Also there is a iPod dock, CD / Radio.
We offer a broadband connection enabling Wi-Fi within the apartment, which is included in the rental price.
Dark oak furniture and local canvas wall art adds to the quality ambiance of the apartment. The kitchen is well equipped and well stocked with utensils, glasses etc for dining in.
The apartment is situated within the 4 star DomusIberica complex, set in beautifully landscaped gardens overlooking the sea and has a swimming pool & kids splash pool, climbing frame and lawned area for ball games. It is just 3 minutes stroll to the delightful fishing village of Burgau and another 2 mins along cobbled streets to the beach. Burgau boasts a superb selection of restaurants, cafes and bars; the BLUE FLAG beach is very pleasant with clean white sand
Additional information on DomusIberica complex: DomusIberica Burgau has its own exclusive clubhouse only for use of guests. On-site facilities include outdoor communal pool & children’s pool, bar and restaurant. Adjoining the pool is a large fenced lawn area ideal for ball games and for children to play in safety. The complex is situated on the edge of the village overlooking the beach and adjacent to the National park. A truly peaceful and beautiful location.
Travel and access: Burgau is easy to reach from Faro airport, taking just under a hour on the new A22 motorway. Car hire is very reasonable and enables exploration of the area. For a really relaxing holiday arrive by Taxi. The village is self contained with shops and restaurants, there is also a farmers market several mornings with fresh fruit, vegtables and fish. The bus service is good and taxis are reasonably priced. Lagos is only a short journey away, for a fabulous day or night out.
Surrounding area: Monchique is a breathtaking rural town, nestled between the hills of Foia and Picota, 20 minutes inland from Portimao on Portugal’s Algarve Coast. A green oasis of lush gardens, flowers and butterflies the old craggy rural town sits amongst steep cobbled streets in the Serra De Monchique mountain range, commanding a majestic view of the Western Algarve below. Caldas de Monchique is a charming centuries-old spa town. A wonderfully peaceful and tranquil setting to enjoy walks and picnics.
Slide and Splash at Lagoa is the nearest water park for somewhere to cool off on those hot summer days and Zoomarine at Guia (near Albufeira) although a little further away, (about a forty minute drive) is another great family day out - take your swimsuits as there are pools as well. Going west towards Sagres, there is a Blo karting track just beside the N125 past Vila do Bispo and of course there are always the more exposed beaches of the western Atlantic coast around Sagres for surfing.
Our first trip to Portugal.
WOW!! what a superb Apartment and a fabulous location.
Can we first thank Paul and Ruth for letting us use their wonderful apartment for the week and please pass on our sincere apologies for not leaving Ana a well deserved tip. This was due to frantic last minute rush when our taxi to airport arrived half an hour early. What a wonderful lady Ana is. She made us very welcome on arrival and came to see us on our last night to say goodbye. The apartment was immaculate on arrival and we had a lovely welcome pack. We will make it up next time Ana !!!
The apartment was excellent and the furnishings and prints on the walls throughout were fabulous with every detail thought out to make the stay enjoyable. The onsite facilities were great with a fab restaurant,gym,sauna, hot-tub etc although we didn't get chance to use them, as we had so many other things to do.
Burgau is a wonderful location and the "Onda" buses are very reasonable and run regularly to other nearby towns if you dont want to hire a car. My husband and I went for a walking holiday and what a wonderful experience, even though I managed to twist my knee on the first day and hobbled for the rest of the week. The cliff top walks give the most incredible views and the peace and tranquility was amazing with beautiful flowers everywhere and scents of pine and eucalyptus.
Small local supermarket just downhill from bus stop provides just about everything you need (there is a downstairs dept in corner of shop so don't miss it). Prices were about the same as big supermarket in Praia de Luz. Try the local produce. Shops don't sell any medical products at all so beware and nearest chemist is in Praia de Luz (Not open on a Sunday). You would have to travel to Lagos to find one open on a Sunday.
Wonderful pizza restaurant just on corner opposite bus stop and fabulous cafe further down the hill on right just up from the sea. Ask the lady there for a "big beer" !!!! - wonderful after a long walk on a hot day.
The weather was amazing all week with temperatures of 24 degs +. Lovely views in the evening off the balcony watching the sun go down whilst enjoying a glass of wine.
The Portugese people are lovely and the pace of life is so relaxing. See the gentlemen who sit on the bench to chat and watch the world go by outside the Pizza Cafe in the shade in the morning, then move to the bus stop to catch the shade in the afternoon.
A perfect holiday in every way
Carol & Gordon
Burgau est un joli petit village très typique avec toutes les commodités . L' appartement de Paul et Ruth est magnifique , il n'y manque rien (tout ce qu'on peut rêver , cuisine entièrement équipée , chambres magnifiques et spacieuses , 2 salles de bain comme neuves grand terrasse avec barbecue , salon tv , enfin absolument tout !. Il est très agréable à vivre , très propre et très confortable . Ana est une personne vraiment adorable qui cherche à nous faciliter la vie . Nous avons adoré nous promener dans Burgau et découvrir toutes les petites ruelles . Chaque petit coin nous offre une vue magnifique ; le soir quand Burgau est éclairé , de la falaise nous avons profité d'une vue imprenable sur l'océan et sur le village . Le beach bar est un endroit très agréable . La plage est à 5 mn à pied de l'appartement . Ce qui a été très plaisant aussi , c'est que Burgau soit central par rapport à toutes les autres villes à visiter , entre Lagos et Sagres . je conseille fortement de vivre le coucher de soleil à Sagres et de voir le Fort Vicente! Lagos est à découvrir avec ses plages magnifiques et à faire absolument "la Ponta De Piedade " , merveilleux paysages assurés! Nous avons d'ailleurs visiter les grottes en Kayak . Amoureux du surf , nous avons découvert la fabuleuse plage Amado à Carapatheira , c'était super !
Sans hésiter, nous reviendrons chez Paul et Ruth en espérant les rencontrer pour de vrai car un contact super agréable et sympathique et très attentionné !
Nous espérons y revenir une prochaine année , merci encore à Paul et Ruth ainsi qu'Ana pour toute leur gentillesse ( un petit clin d'oeil pour Danielle , jeune femme adorable à qui nous souhaitons beaucoup de bonheur avec son futur bébé)
Au grand plaisir Virginie et Patrick
The apartment has 4 rooms which have French windows leading on to a very large west facing terrace, which has open views and is not overlooked.
The apartment was very well maintained and is just a few minutes walk from the centre of Burgau with its restaurants, bars, beach etc.
It was very hot while we were there and we really appreciated the excellent, quiet air-con.
Just came back from our 4th Burgua trip. First one in this apartment. It's really a lovely place to stay. All the communications in the run up were excellent with Paul offering great advice on car hire etc. As a family of four we couldn't have had a nicer time or a better place to stay. Will defo be re booking. Thanks again to Paul, Ruth and Ana.
“Just to say that the reviews people have written are all very true. Fallen in love with this area and apartment. This accommodation is as described and photographed. It is very clean, very well equipped and has very helpful information provided beforehand and found in the apartment. We travelled out with our 2 adult daughters who stayed a week with us. There are enough kitchen utensils for 6 people and kitchen is well equipped for a holiday home. The Burgau area is delightful and provides you with beautiful scenery, English speaking locals, small shops and some great local beaches. We went to Cabanas beach which is a mile along the coast towards Salema. It is flat, has a free car park, restaurant and life guard. I have a knee problem so the local beach at Burgau has a steep walk and steps. No worries as we found something that totally suited us. Most places were free to park and the area is so clean. Loads of places to visit - Vineyards, Zoo, water parks, beautiful beaches, Spa town of Monchique and the lakes as well. Highlight of the holiday was a sea kayak trip from Lagos. The scenery is breathtaking and paddling in and out of the caves was incredible. One can take a jeep safari and cycle as well; lots to do and see for everyone. The Burgau club across the road has a lovely pool area but the restaurant doesn't open all day until 1st July. It was quite peaceful there with nice facilities. We all agreed that it was a fabulous holiday made special by the suitability of the apartment and a great host. Thank you so much Paul.”
Thank you Paul and Ruth for a wonderful week in your beautiful apartment.
We were met by Ana. We were delayed and it was very good of her to meet us at such a late hour! She showed us around and was very helpful. Thank you Ana.
The apartment is in a secure block. It is beautifully furnished with an extremely comfortable bed! The apartment is equipped with everything you may need including internet TV (so we even got to see some Wimbledon!), a good internet connection and efficient, quiet air conditioning throughout, which are a great bonuses. The electric shutters made the apartment very dark in the sunny mornings and the balcony was lovely. We barbecued several times on the balcony!!
The complex across the road was nice (shame the gym has gone) but the Tomik bar was great and very reasonably priced for drinks.
Burgau is beautiful. It was fantastic being able to easily walk to the restaurants (of which there are many), bars and shops and the people are all very friendly and generally speak English. The beach is lovely and the beach bar is a great place to go to have a drink and watch the world go by.
In short, we had a fantastic week, did not want to come home and can't wait to go back! Thank you again.
Burgau, often described as the Little Paradise in the Algarve, is located 10 minutes drive west of Lagos. It sits on the edge of a National park and is still a working fishing village. The Blue Flag beach itself is beautifully clean with golden sands and children can play safely under a watchful eye. There is a lovely restaurant at the back where you sit and overlook the beach and watch the waves roll in. A wonderful area for walks, you can trek up on the big hill that is the backdrop of Burgau or along the coast to the neighbouring villages of Salema and Luz. Burgau offers a good selection of bars/cafes and excellent restaurants (15) as well as a variety of activities such as surfing and fishing. Also in the village there is a newsagent and 2 supermarkets. The historic town of Lagos is a short drive away, with quaint cobbled streets, delicious waterside restaurant and a stunning marina. Lagos is a fantastic town that can certainly be enjoyed by all age groups, with a good nightlife.
***WALKING IN THE ALGARVE Discover Algarve's secret corners***
In the Algarve there is a large protected coastline which stretches all the way from Sines to Sagres and then eastwards to Burgau. - it is the Cape St Vincent Natural Park. It became a protected area in order to preserve its unique natural beauty and fabulous flora and fauna. This coastline offers a unique walking opportunity, with a varying geology giving different coastal scenery, seascapes and wild life. This is the Algarve as it used to be before any commercial development.
The well used coastal paths can be accessed directly from the apartment, with good routes both ways from Burgau. Going to the left you can get to Luz, then Porto de Mos, Ponta da Piede (lighthouse) and finally to Lagos.
To the right, you join the footpath to Salema. You are now entering the national park and the route offers stunning views and is a wonderful walk. This is totally unspoilt coastline and the walk is wonderful any time of the year, but especially so in spring when it is awash with wild flowers. You will discover hidden beaches and have time to take a swim.
Mild, sunny winters make walking ideal late September to early June. July and August are generally too hot.
Experience spring time in the land of orange trees, almond blossom & orchids. Bathed in southern sunshine-away from the crowds in this beautiful unspoilt corner of the Algarve. Superb for coastal & mountain walking.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£150|
**The £50 OFF October offer is based on two guests, for additional guests there is a supplementary charge of £25pw **
PAYMENTS CAN BE MADE BY CREDIT CARD, PAYPAL & BANK TRANSFER (GB£ & Euro)
A before-arrival cleaning and linen service is included.
Beach towels are not included, please bring your own.
• OUR PROPERTY MANAGER will meet & greet you on arrival at the apartment
• APARTMENT COMPLETELY RE-DECORATED AND NEW SPA BATH FITTED
• NEW - FREE WI-FI in the Apartment
• NEW - 40" HD LED TV with most UK TV channels