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Converted Barn in the heart of Figueira, Western Algarve

Bedrooms 2
Space 100 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome


About the property

2 Bedroom house with its own walled patio and covered upstairs terrace

Casa Maria is a beautifully converted barn, completed in 2010, which provides all modern comforts while retaining its old world charm and character. Much use has been made of the wooden beams that formed part of the original building. The house is located on a quiet street with wooden doors which open onto a walled area, providing complete privacy. This downstairs patio is equipped with charcoal barbecue, table and chairs and umbrella. A stable type door leads to a spacious kitchen diner, with a small sitting area at the far end. The kitchen is well equipped and has washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, and fridge freezer. There is air conditioning in the kitchen, to provide heating in the winter months and cooling in the summer. The two bedrooms and bathroom are also on this floor, the master bedroom has air-conditioning. A staircase from the kitchen leads to a good sized air conditioned living room on the first floor, with seating for five, satellite TV and Portuguese internet TV, fibre wifi, and DVD player. Large sliding doors lead out to a shaded terrace with chairs and table.

The property is licenced with the Tourist Authority with number 300/AL.

More Details

Mary Palmer
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 March, 2017

About Mary Palmer

We have lived in the Algarve for 27 years, brought up two children here and are now enjoying semi-retirement. We live near Lagos, about twenty minutes' drive from Figueira, on a country property and now live the 'good life' with a vegetable garden and chickens, plus cats and dogs. We are now proud grandparents of Thomas and Georgia, and love to spend time with themboth in the UK and especially when our daughter comes over here with them.

Mary Palmer purchased this house in 2004

Why Mary Palmer chose Vila Do Bispo region

We bought Casa Maria as we had both worked at Parque da Floresta, the golf and leisure resort nearby, and had come to love the village and the surrounding countryside and coastline.

What makes this house unique

That area of the Algarve has a microclimate that is very beneficial for the flora - there is hardly any frost so plants that can't survive cold conditions thrive there.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Figueira in Budens

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • The double bedroom has air conditioning. It would be possible to provide a cot or extra bed for a child.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

Converted Barn in the heart of Figueira, Western Algarve
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews

Great place

  • 5 of 5

Hard to believe this was a barn. Casa Maria is a beautifully remodelled place in the center of Figueira. It is everything you could possibley want. Lots of space on two floors, lots of privacy, quiet and still at the heart of porugese live. We can highly recomend it !

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sehr, geschmackvolle, geräumige Ferienwohnung

  • 5 of 5

Stilvoll und praktisch eingerichtet, viele Kleinigkeiten zur Verwendung dort, wie z.B. Föhn, After-sun Creme, Kartenspiele, Sandspielzeug...Und nicht zu vergessen die Essensvorräte in der Küche.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Ursprünglicher Ort, herrliche Strände, nettes Haus

  • 4 of 5

Besonders gut gefallen hat uns der ursprüngliche Ort, in dem sich das Haus befindet, mit dem kleinen Laden ums Eck und einem guten, bodenständigen Restaurant. Alles ohne Touristen-Schnick-Schnack. Die Lage ist ideal für Ausflüge an die Westküste, nach Lagos sowie zu den zahlreichen wunderschönen kleinen Stränden direkt vor der Haustür.

Gratis Parkplatz war neben der Bushaltestelle immer zu finden. Von dort ist ein kleines Stück zu Fuß zu gehen, da die direkte Zufahrt zum Haus wegen der engen Gassen nur schwer bis gar nicht möglich ist. Das ist aber wirklich kein Problem.

Das Haus ist nett eingerichtet und wir haben uns grundsätzlich wohlgefühlt. Leider fehlt in der Beschreibung der Hinweis, dass das Dachfenster im Zweibett-Zimmer nicht zu öffnen ist. Als Landbewohner haben wir die nächtliche Frischluft im Schlafzimmer vermisst. Auch empfanden wir die Betten als sehr hart. Die Matratzen liegen nicht auf einem Lattenrost, sondern auf einem Brett. Obwohl die Küche bestens ausgestattet ist, wären ein paar zusätzliche Teller und eine weitere Garnitur Besteck günstig, um den Geschirrspüler besser auslasten zu können. Herzlichen Dank an Mary für die freundliche Betreuung.

Gerlinde & Bert, Österreich

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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urgemütliches Haus mit tollen Stränden (kleine Felsbuchten!) in der Nähe

  • 5 of 5

Mary war so freundlich, uns in Lagos am Bahnhof abzuholen, dann erwartete uns ein ausreichend gefüllter Kühlschrank in einem urgemütlich sanierten und eingerichteten Ferienhaus, in dem jeder seinen Lieblingsplatz findet. Die Strände in unmittelbarer Nähe (Figueira und Furnas) sind sehr schön ruhig und der Weg dahin bereits das Ziel. Das Lädchen um die Ecke bietet alles, was es braucht. Also, auch ohne Auto, alles erholsam, unkompliziert und sehr empfehlenswert.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Sehr angenehm

  • 5 of 5

Sehr freundlicher Empfang durch die Vermieterin, sehr sauberes und geräumiges Haus mitten im kleinen Ort, der aber sehr ruhig ist. Wir haben uns zu viert sehr wohl gefühlt.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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very nice house and friendly and helpfull owner

  • 4 of 5

relaxed house with all facilities you need. close to either south and westcoast.

totally recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Metres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Parque da Floresta
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Metres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Figueira is half way between Sagres and Lagos, surrounded by beautiful countryside and a few minutes' drive from its delightful secluded beach. The village itself has several small shops, restaurants and bars, but retains its own individual character, with narrow winding streets and whitewashed cottages. It is in an outstanding area for relaxing and sports, with golf, tennis surfing, diving, and many other activities available nearby. The beaches on the west coast are spectacular and never crowded and many beaches have restaurants nearby offering freshly caught fish. Sagres and Lagos are both steeped in history and Lagos' lively night life is a twenty minute drive away. The fishing village of Salema is five minutes away by car and retains much of its charm.

Other Activities: Bowls


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Figueira, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter 2017
8 Jan 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Spring 2017
9 Apr 2017 - 20 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late Spring 2017
21 May 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early Summer 2017
25 Jun 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Season
16 Jul 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Autumn 2017
17 Sep 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late Autumn 2017
22 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas 2017
17 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

. A deposit of 25% to secure the booking is required at the time of the reservation, payable by bank transfer. The balance to be paid in cash on arrival. The deposit is non refundable in the event of cancellation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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