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Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Parque da Floresta, Algarve, Portugal - Close to the Main Spa Area

'Casa Leo' is a fabulous south facing villa within Santo Antonio Leisure and Golf Resort. Free unlimited fast speed heaters in the villa for winter rentals.Located in phase 1 its a Very Private Villa with a Large Saltwater Heated Pool 13 M X 6 M and the depth is from 1M to 2.2M which is accessible from all bedrooms. The pool has just been totally renovated, and fresh water installed along with a new dolphin! The pool has under water lighting and there are ample sunbeds and a large parasol around the pool area. A full size table tennis table beside the pool area. Outside kitchen area with real outdoor Portuguese BBQ. Great living area with plenty of comfortable sofas and large sheltered balcony for dining along with portable gas BBQ. Very close to the main spa area, which has a large adult and kids pool, near the playground and kids club, restaurants and golf centre.Guests have access to books, DVDs, jigsaws, games and kids toys in the villa. A non smoking villa.

anna murphy
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About anna murphy

Hello, we are a family of 5 with 3 lively active children that have been coming to Parque da Floresta for many years. Our children love the resort and all the super recreational facilities that it has to offer. Our eldest son (14yrs) started his golf at PDF and now has a handicap of 5! The golf pro is very encouraging to the juniors. After many years of renting we decided to buy and have enjoyed a home to home experience. All of our guests staying at our property have given us a extremely positive feedback and loved the resort.The western Algarve has many excellent cycling trials to enjoy. Western Algarve is quieter than other parts even in high season and the beaches are great especially if you enjoy water sports.

anna murphy purchased this villa in 2005

Why anna murphy chose Budens

We love the area as it is very close to several excellent beaches and local restaurants. Fish restaurants are super and not expensive and the fish is always fresh. If you enjoy water sports there are magnificent surfing beaches nearby which offer tuition. The western Algarve offers a lovely climate as the wind cools down the hotter months allowing you to be more active than in other parts of the Algarve. The beaches are not as crowded as other areas and there is a very relaxed way of life enjoyed.

What makes this villa unique

Our property is south facing and gets the sun all day long. It is not overlooked and has a lovely sheltered area for sunbathing in private. The villa is very close to the main spa area and this is a great bonus when you have young children. The villa has one of the largest pools on the resort and it also has pool heating. The full size table tennis table beside the pool is a great hit with our kids!

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a beautiful villa home from home it had everything we needed - August 2014

A wonderful villa with a fantastic pool, the kids loved it! (The Jones Family, Chester).

Lovely villa and what wonderful views from the balcony, will definitely recommend this villa to our friends (McInerney Family)

We had a fantastic week your villa was spectacular, we will certainly return to your beautiful villa, loved the resort - Fitch family

We really loved your villa top quality furnishing inside and out, we definitely will be returning to your villa again - Williams family

Beautiful villa with a stunning pool, the kids and us had a very enjoyable and relaxing holiday, will be back! - White Family

A very pleasant and well laid out villa, definitely one of the nicest villas in PDF - great pool!
Feb 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Budens in Municipality of Vila do Bispo

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • resort
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with wc and very large shower. Separate bathroom with wc and additional shower for bedroom 2 and 3. Both bathrooms have heated towel rails. Separate cloakroom with WC located off the main living and dining area.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All bedrooms on ground floor and all have direct access to pool. Bedroom 1 with kingsize bed, fitted wardrobes and en-suite Bedroom 2 twin beds and fitted wardrobes. Bedroom 3 twin beds and fitted wardrobes. Sliding mosquito nets fitted to all window
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: A magnificent villa with super views over the golf course and towards the sea.The villa is south facing and hence the pool gets the sun all day long, it is also very private. NEW FOR 2014 FREE UNLIMITED WIFI IN THE VILLA. UK CHANNELS AVAILBABLE ON TV. Playstation and DVD supplied.Travel cot supplied. There are plently of things for the children to do including tennis, golf, scuba diving, cycling, horse riding, a football pitch with a well organize football camp during school holidays. The villa is very close to the large spa area including a very large children and adult's pool, playground and kids club(open for children (3 -16 years) during school holidays. The villa is very close to the main spa which has a gym, beauty centre and hairdressers. The villa is very close to the main golf centre. Outside: The very private south facing pool is larger than average (14m x 7m) and not overlooked. It is a saltwater pool with underwater lighting which can be heated on request. There is a large terrace around the pool with ample supply of sun loungers, table and chairs. There is outside kitchen area with sink and built in BBQ and storage area. We also have a full size table tennis table in this area beside the pool. Beautiful landscaped gardens surround the villa. On the upper south facing terrace which is sheltered there is a large table and chairs. Utility Room: New gas barbecue (mobile), tumble dryer, iron and ironing board, vacuum cleaner, drying rack with pegs, and outside clothes line. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedroom linen and bathroom towels included. Changeover of linens after week 1 for 2 weekly bookings only. maid service available to guests at their discretion during stay (paid directly to cleaner). Pool cleaning, gardening and maintenance included.


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average rating of 4.714286 based on 8 reviews

Great family villa with super pool

  • 5 of 5

Situated in a very unspoilt part of Portugal with many fabulous beaches to explore and enjoy the wonderful Portuguese hospitality. We had a very relaxing stay at Casa Leo.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Case Leo, Parque Da Floresta

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, along with our two teenage boys, have just returned from a weeks stay at Casa Leo at the Parque da Floresta. The villa is perfect as it has all the facilities you need and has plenty of space as well as a great pool. We opted to have the pool heated which I was initially a bit worried about however it was actually a really good move and I would definitely recommend others do the same. The weather was fabulous while we were there so the pool got plenty of use by everyone and as a result the only resort facilities we tried out was the driving range (tried being the key word)

We spent some time at the nearby Bagua beach - which was a really lovely beach - and Slide & Splash as well as a couple of evenings in Lagos and Luz which I would also highly recommend.

All in all we had a great week and can definitely see ourselves going back next year but for two rather than one week.

I also just want to mention that the property management team were more than helpful when we arrived and also when we asked for some extra shade. Anna the owner was also a pleasure to deal with.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Casa Leo.

Ramsey family, Essex.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rob for your review of Casa Leo and I am delighted you and your family had an enjoyable stay and we look forward to welcoming you back for another holiday in the future. Regards Anna
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Beautiful property in great area.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely week at this great, spacious villa. We did not use any of the facilities of PDF as the villa and surrounding area had plenty to keep us busy. They also wanted to charge us 20€ a day to use the communal pool so we opted to stay by our own. The villa is extremely well equipped and has plenty of space and beautiful seating areas for our family. One surprising aspect of the area was the breeze, which was very pleasant during the day, but meant we didn't sit out for long in the evenings!

The nearest beach is really lovely, without too much development. If you want even better beaches, though, head to the Atlantic Coast where the waves are spectacular.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of our villa and delighted you and your family enjoyed your stay.
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Great Villa! Great Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday in this villa last June. It is well presented and very comfortable with a fabulous pool. This is our fourth visit to PDF and consensus was this was the by far the best. The villa had everything we needed. The resort is very closes to some great beaches and restaurants. We look forward to returning next summer!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Dublin, Ireland

Rose Murphy

  • 5 of 5

We are a retired couple who stayed at Casa Leo in March 2014 we had a wonderful holiday. The Villa was especially comfortable, well maintained with every facility. The free WIFI was very useful for keeping in touch with family and friends. The property manager showed us around and provided all necessary information. The resort was indeed beautiful and well kept. As it is very hilly we drove the short distance to Lagos and enjoyed walking on the lovely promenade, and Marina. The views from the Villa are stunning. The pool was fabulous. We would recommend this Villa, and look forward to returning to the resort sometime in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ellesmere Port


  • 5 of 5

CASA LEO - GREAT VILLA -We stayed at Casa Leo last August 2014 for two weeks, the villa was very clean, comfortable and well maintained. It was like home from home with all you needed even had the English TV channels! Well equipped kitchen and a balcony with amazing views over the golf course. The children really loved the large pool that had the sun on it all day long a real bonus along with the pool toys. The table tennis table and unlimited WIFI kept the teenagers happy along with all the numerous on site facilities like tennis, football, gym, golf and spa. Exploring different beaches every day was brilliant fun. Property manager met us on arrival and was very helpful. We would highly recommend this beautiful villa and would love to return again for another wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Numerous beautiful sandy beaches with sheltered coves all along the Western coast. The wonderfully secluded Salema beach with facilities and great restaurants is a 5 mins drive from the villa. For surfers and families alike the beaches of Zavial - 10 mins and Cordama - 20 mins away.


Faro airport is 1 hour drive away along the motorway. Car hire is strongly recommended.

Lisbon airport is a 2.5 hour drive away on the motorway.


The villa is located within a 2 minute walk to the main spa area with pools, gym, indoor pool and kids playground and kid club and restaurants.

The well stock supermarket Ecomarche is in the village of Budens a 2 minute drive away.

The historic town of Lagos with a lovely marina and plenty of shops is a 15 minute drive away.

The fishing port of Sagres with an ancient fortress is a 15 minute drive away.

Further Details:

There is 4 on site restaurants including 1 beside the main pool at the spa offers dining throughout the day. An Italian restaurant for casual dining beside the tennis courts/ reception. There are 4 floodlight courts with tennis coaching available from a resident LTA professional and camps during the school holidays, with competitions for all levels.

The resorts offer an extensive range of sports and leisure facilites for golfers and families alike. Beside all the golf facilities there are bikes available for hire and a great way to get the see the surrounding countryside, horse riding, bowling, archery, gym with classes and beauty spa alongside heated outdoor and indoor pools. There are an abundance of excellent local restaurants within easy driving distance. Cashpoint machine available at reception area which is staffed 24 hours.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Budens, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Peak Summer
9 Jul 2018 - 18 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
19 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
A 35% non-refundable deposit is required to secure booking and the balance is due 8 weeks before arrival. A fully refundable security deposit of £500 will be required for breakages.Cancellations- that are made more than 60 days prior to arrival incur no charge. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay made within 60 days of arrival date forfeit the full advance payment and reservation deposit. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent.

Changeover Day:
Rentals are weeekly - Sunday to Sunday during peak season(July/August) other times we can be flexible if possible. Access to the villa after 3pm and departure time 10am to allow for cleaning. Pool heating is an extra £250 per week and preheat week is £100

Notes on prices:
Payment accepted in Sterling or Euros

Payment accepted by bank transfer or Paypal

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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