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Converted Fisherman's Cottage 50m From Delightful Beach

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Burgau, Western Algarve, Portugal - Unbeatable Location On Fishermen's Slipway Overlooking The Ocean

What a location! On the slipway just 50m from the beautiful sandy beach of Burgau with its world famous beach bar. This is a delightful converted fisherman's cottage. Though small in size, it makes up in character with sea views to die for! Positioned in the heart of this charming fishing village with its cobbled alleyways and a myriad of lovely restaurants all within easy walking distance. Fall asleep listening to the waves and wake up to the buzz of traditional village life. Burgau is a true gem which has retained its traditional charm. Some of the best beaches and golf courses in the Western Algarve are within 15 minutes drive away. Casa Pedro is like a doll's house with relatively small rooms and narrow staircases. The accommodation consists of of a one bedroom duplex apartment on two floors with a top floor sun terrace with stunning views overlooking the ocean. Fully licenced rental property (No. 22648/AL).

Joanna Baker
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2018

About Joanna Baker

Peter and Joanna Scriven have a long association with the Western Algarve and have owned property there since 1983. Currently residing in Dubai, they and their their family visit their "second home" in the Western Algarve every year and plan, one day, to live there on a permanent basis.

Joanna Baker purchased this apartment in 1980

Why Joanna Baker chose Budens

We first "discovered" Burgau in 1974 and immediately fell in love with this charming fishing village. In 1983 we were very fortunate to purchase Casa Pedro. Rarely is such property available, so ideally located next to the sea.

Over the years, Casa Pedro has been modified and upgraded but we have always tried to do this in a sympathetic way that retained its character and charm.

Each summer, we make the long journey from Dubai to return to Burgau where we feel instantly at home. The contrast of life between Dubai and Burgau is astounding. Burgau provides the perfect antidote to a stressful work life and a reality check on what life should be all about!

What makes this apartment unique

Though compact in size, Casa Pedro has considerable charm and is perfectly located to enjoy village life in Burgau.

Walking distance from lots of lovely cafes restaurants and mini-markets and in a prime position to buy the pick of the catch from returning fishermen on the beach.

Its just so nice to fall asleep listening to the ocean waves, in this peaceful and tranquil village where the people are so friendly and welcoming

Guestbook comments from the owner

‘Location, location, location - Casa Pedro re-defines the meaning of a beachside holiday! We both had a lovely relaxing time in your little house’ Richard Hunter

‘What a delightful village and what a lovely cottage- I felt like a child again. The village folk were so friendly and they taught us how to eat grilled sardines the Algarve way; sitting in an alleyway on an up-turned beer crate, washing down freshly-grilled fish with the local red wine. What bliss’ Jane Evans

‘Simple but more than adequate, our children loved Burgau and Casa Pedro: Can we book again for next year?’ Reg Daley
Mar 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Budens in Europe

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: One Bedroom Apartment (sleeps up to 4)
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Weekly cleaning and linen change (Saturdays). Usual changeover day is Saturday. Property available from 4pm and vacated by 10am. This is flexible if no previous/follow-on bookings.


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Converted Fisherman's Cottage 50m From Delightful Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Perfect for a relaxing laid back holiday

  • 5 of 5

We cant believe we found such a lovely place. Your virtually on the beach!

As described Casa Pedro is 'small and cosy' but was perfect for the two of us. A balcony on the first floor offers a beautiful view of the village centre and surrounding hills.

A bottle of wine, some cheese/ham and bread was a lovely touch on our arrival. Laura who looks after the cottage was friendly and made us feel very welcome.

Beach towels, parasols a selection of books to read and a hairdryer which were all available for use helped lighten the load on the journey there and back!

Plenty of bars and restaurants. For our 10 day stay we were able eat some where different every night all within walking distance. A small grocery store just minutes up the cobbled street had everything we needed including a vast range of wines at prices you would never see in the UK!

We will most certainly be making a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Carole, thank you so much for the lovely review of your stay in Casa Pedro, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in our little cottage, and that Burgau had all that you needed for a relaxing holiday. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again in the future! Joanna
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Casa Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Perfect accommodation for 2 with breathtaking ocean views which come into their own as you climb the stairs to the first floor living room. So close to the beach you can almost touch it & you can certainly hear the waves crashing ashore! Casa Pedro is very well maintained & Laura offers a warm welcome. Locals are all very friendly & a great welcome awaits in the Brizze Bar litterally a stones throw away serving great breakfasts. Casa Pedro is our Casa Paradise & we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A great little cottage

  • 5 of 5

Casa Pedro, a perfect retreat for two people who just want to work and relax where they can see the sea and sit in the sun! The house is so well equipped, clean and homely, we think it is the best holiday accommodation we have ever stayed in. Plenty of local restaurants and a long sandy beach add to the pleasure. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A little gem

  • 5 of 5

A pair of fifty-somethings,we booked Casa Pedro for an early summer break and the reality exceeded expectations. This is a true gem. The location is just stunning, the apartment super with great views, and to be rocked to sleep by the waves, a pleasure. We hired a car and explored the area. Loved the Tomik cafe and bar for coffee and internet, dined at some great places- the star being The Anchora in the lower square- the best food we have ever tasted. Beach Bar is well worth a visit, as it as is the little restaurant just behind the Intermarche at Budens-best steak on the stone from this family run little secret.

We returned with a heavy heart and a passion to return.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Burgau

  • 5 of 5

Despite the rain which greeted us as we arrived in Burgau it failed to dampen our spirits when we saw our lovely little apt in Casa Pedro exactly as advertised and the beautiful view of the beach from the upstairs living room balcony a dream come through. We loved our holiday in Burgau and found the apt very comfortable, well equipped and the location just perfect. You are spoiled for choice with the many great restaurants in Burgau and though small the village has everything one needs. We didn't hire a car and used Yellowfish Taxi transfer from Faro and found them excellent. We enjoyed walking the local cliff trails and used the bus to visit Lagos, Sagres and Cabo San Vincente. We intend returning to explore this beautiful area further and can thoroughly reccomend Casa Pedro and Burgau for a great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Within steps of the beach, so close it lulls you to sleep and gently wakes you in the morning. The cutest apartment we have ever stayed in. Burgau itself is lovely but we would recommend a car as getting in and out of the village in the evening is tricky as the last bus is about 8pm.

Lots of restaurants to choose from, some over priced some more reasonable. Fab market in Lagos, especially on Sat morning by the bus station.

Could go on for ever so I will stop. Book now!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beach is less than 50m away. Burgau is located at the heart of probably the finest stretch of coastline in South West Europe. The coastline is protected to the west of Burgau which has national park status. The sandy coves and limestone cliffs form a dramatic backdrop to this wonderful stretch of ocean coastline.


Nearest airport is Faro 50 mins drive using the new highway. Lisbon is less than 3 hours drive by motorway. Car hire is advantageous but certainly not essential.

The nearest railway station is in Lagos 8km. Taxis are readily available in the village and there is a regular daily bus service to and from Lagos.


Burgau has steep narrow roads and cobbled walkways which can be difficult for the old and frail. All village facilities, restaurants and bars are within an easy stroll away from the cottage.

Wide range of local shops and supermarkets in the village. Around 20 bars and restaurants are within walking distance including Burgau's famous beach bar and manor house (Casa Grande).

Further Details:

All kinds of leisure boat charter and water sports are available in the nearby town of Lagos (8km away) which is a charming regional market town with cobbled street cafes and buzzing nightlife.

Microlite flights and flight training courses are available at the Algarve Airsports Centre in Lagos. The historic sites of Sagres (home of Henry the Navigator) and Cape St Vincent are nearby.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Budens, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 4
9 Jul 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
9 Sep 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
22 Oct 2018 - 24 Feb 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 1
25 Feb 2019 - 22 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% deposit on booking. Balance due 8 weeks before booked date.

Changeover Day:
Usually on Saturday (but some flexibility during off-peak season) Check-in at 4pm. Check-out 10am. (some flexibility if no follow-on bookings)

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. Please enquire directly with the owner about special prices for winter long lets

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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