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Converted Barn in the heart of Figueira, Western Algarve

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


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
Registration Number : 300/AL

Mary Palmer
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About Mary Palmer

We have lived in the Algarve for 30 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 Figueira

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:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
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 (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • The bathroom was recently remodelled and now has a bathtub as well as a separate shower cubicle
  • 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 -
(25 traveller reviews)

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Converted Barn in the heart of Figueira, Western Algarve
average rating of 4.8 based on 25 reviews

Excellent with a few reservations

  • 4 of 5

A very nice experience but as it was winter, we found the house very dark, understandably so in the summer

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 03-May-2011
  • Date of Stay: April 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unas vacaciones estupendas.

  • 5 of 5

Nos hemos encontrado como si estuvieramos en casa. La maison está decorada con buen gusto y, la anfitriona nos recibió de forma agradable. Le damos las gracias por el refrigerio de bienvenida ( Jamon York, agua, vino, fruta fresca, huevos,..).

Además, la propiedad tiene un valor añadido: Una tienda a 7 mts., 3 restaurantes-bar en un radio de 50 metros y, un Lidl siguiendo la carretera a 7Km en Vila Do Bispo. Una gasolinera en la población a 2 Km. antes de llegar a la vivienda ( con el mejor precio del gasoil de los alrededores (" Intermarche").

Muchas gracias. Recomendamos la propiedad sin reservas.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Sehr schönes Haus.

  • 5 of 5

Figueira ist einfach supertoll.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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"there is no place like " Mary´s house

  • 5 of 5

Hallo Mary,

nochmals vielen Dank! Sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet! Alles vorhanden! Wir hatten eine sehr entspannte Zeit im Haus!

Liebe Grüße

Olaf, Katrin, Emma und Rasmus

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Sehr schön eingerichtetes Haus mit allem was man benötigt!

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren Ende September zu Gast bei Mary. Wir haben uns in den 10 Tagen sehr wohlgefühlt. Das Haus ist bestens ausgestattet und es ist alles dort was man benötigt ( vom Olivenöl und Kaffee und Gewürzen, bis hin zu Strandspielen, Sonnenschirmen und einem Grill).

Die Lage ist super, es ist ruhig, obwohl man Mitten im Ortskern ist. Durch den Innenhof hat man seine Privatsphäre. Einen Ort weiter in Vila do Bispo gibt es eine tolle Markthalle mit frischem Obst, Gemüse und Fischangebot. Außerdem erreicht man innerhalb kürzester Zeit die schönsten Strände.

Die Kommunikation mit Mary war einwandfrei. Ich kann die Unterkunft nur empfehlen!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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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

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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

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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