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Apartment with 180 Views Overlooking The Sea In Quiet Fishing Village

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

Apartment in Salema, Algarve, Portugal - Fantastic Location, 5 Mins Walk To Blue Flag Beach, Shops And Restaurants

Local accommodation number: 4330/AL. Situated in the Natural Park and only 5 minutes walk to Salema Beach, this spacious apartment is in the Salema Beach Club tourist complex. The lounge has a communal balcony that offers a wonderful view of Salema and the sea. Both bedrooms and the lounge have panoramic sea views. There is easy parking and a large, communal swimming pool with children's paddling pool, plus shops, snack bar, and Reception. Salema is a picturesque, small fishing village offering a fine sandy beach with ample choice of bars and restaurants huddled among fishermen's cottages. Perfect for sun-worshipers, walkers and birdwatchers. Please note that this apartment was originally built to British specifications in the 1980s and is typical of the area. It has a lovely homely feel very different to the latest modern 'boutique-style' apartments in the village. We're based right next to the sea, so there will be some days of high humidity as well as wonderfully sunny weather. Please let us know if you have any allegies to seaside. Late arrivals can order a Welcome Pack of food & drink at extra cost - just ask when booking.

Registration Number : 4330/AL

Property Manager
Jim Ward
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2018

About Jim Ward

Julie and I live in a little village on the edge of an historic East of England market town. We both work, and enjoy walking, ski-ing and living in the countryside, but head out to Portugal for most of our holidays in Salema, which we really love.

Jim Ward purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Jim Ward chose Salema

We love Salema because it is so unspoilt, and as part of a National Park will always remain so. It's a typical fishing village, very friendly and never gets as crowded as other parts of the Algarve. There are some wonderful walks, amazing beaches and the sea front boasts a great range of bars and restaurants. There really is something for everyone here, especially families. We also liked the fact that the area is easily accessible, with Faro airport just over an hour's drive away.

What makes this apartment unique

The property is just five minutes walk from the fabulous beach. We provide umbrellas, games and even some videos and books, so you can travel light and make the most of the great coastline. For those who enjoy a more active holiday, you can play golf (the Parque da Floresta course is at the top of the road), walk in the national park or along the Via Algarviana long distance footpath, discover stunning, hidden coves, or head over to the West Coast surfing beaches just 15 minutes away. If you're looking for great food, we can also recommend local restaurants in the village or nearby. Just ask for information when booking.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Just wanted to email you to say we had a fantastic holiday – your apartment was lovely & homely and seemed to have everything we needed. We often went to the swimming pool in the afternoon, which was a real bonus – it never got busy & was a nice change to be on a lounger instead of sand & was always very clean & very safe for the children.

Ali, Chris and the boys

We had a wonderful time in Salema! What a fabulous place!! The children loved the apartment and I must say it is kitted out really well - we even got a chance to watch a few of your movies. We had a really lovely relaxing holiday. Definitely a return destination for us and will recommend both Salema and your apartment to our friends! Many Thanks for everything!!!

Aidan, Eilish and Girls

We had a great time thanks - fantastic weather. I surfed every day - mainly at Armado, beautiful beach, good waves. We both liked Salema, it was nice and quiet but still with plenty to do.

Al and Melissa
Aug 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Salema in Budens

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Fully tiled bathroom with bath/shower over and wc.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) The apartment is ideal for 4 people but a single fold-up bed is available for a fifth person if requested. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and sea view. Bedroom 2 with twin beds and sea view. 1 single fold-up bed in lounge, and a sea view. Linen and bathroom towels included. Weekly cleaning service provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The apartment is ideal for 4 people but a single fold-up bed is available for a fifth person. Due to stairs leading up to the apartment, the accommodation is not ideal for young children or the elderly. The apartment can be heated and is suitable for winter rentals. Notes: sorry - no pets allowed. No smoking at this property. Outside: Balcony at front with sea view, ideal for lounging and watching the world go by, with access from the living area. Table and 4 chairs ideal for outside eating. Huge shared swimming pool, plus children’s pool, with security gate, solely for use by those using the apartments. Please note if the swimming pool card is lost, the cost of replacing it will be deducted from guest's security deposit. Set in the Salema Beach Club complex which includes Reception, shops, and snack bar. Parking at the Beach Club - very useful in peak season when parking can be difficult in Salema. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included as well as beach towels. Cleaning service weekly; for 2 week holidays there will be 1 change of towels/bed clothes etc.


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Apartment with 180 Views Overlooking The Sea In Quiet Fishing Village
average rating of 4.111111 based on 10 reviews
St. Cloud, MN/Midwest/USA

Nice quiet place to relax

  • 4 of 5

This apartment is located in a quiet development overlooking the ocean. The area has nice places to dine and friendly people are all around. The scenery is lovely, and there are interesting sights to drive (or hike)to. We enjoyed ourselves and recommend this area for couples to get away to. We would not recommend it for small children, though.

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed Salema as much as we do. There’s so much to enjoy - from walks to exploring beaches and gossiping with the friendly locals. Completely agree about small children - or even people who have difficulty walking - because of the steep steps and hills which is why we mention it specifically in our website description of the apartment, and mention about the steep hills. To us it’s a paradise - to some it might present difficulties. We have had parents with small children stay and have no problems. Everyone is different but Salema stays wonderful all year round!!!
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Rather disappointing

  • 2 of 5

We found the apartment to be damp and cold. The location is very good but the standard of linen etc was not high. We were disappointed to find there was no spare toilet paper(just the roll on the holder), no soap(hand, shower, dishwashing or laundry) as well as no salt, pepper or olive oil. All the other places we have stayed have provided these items plus more.

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely quiet apartment in peaceful Salima with great beaches and restaurants nearby

  • 4 of 5

After a huge hiccup with contacting Ramona cos' her mobile no had changed and also the key code had too all was ok. A slight hiccup with gas which we are used to at home and ably sorted after a while with the local gas guru fine! We loved our holiday in the apartment high up overlooking the roofs and chimneys of Salima and wish we could have stayed longer..... It was such a peaceful place with exquisite beaches nearby, great restaurants, low key tourism and enough mini markets with excellent bread local cheeses and wine. Warm weather and cool evenings ideal for walking up the steps from the village! Couldn't be bettered really.. Also within easy distance of many other villages and towns.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well maintained and well equipped, excellent pool, close to village centre and beach.

  • 5 of 5

Just right for a relaxing stay with 4 year old granddaughter. As much swimming and beach fun as possible with wide range of restaurants all happy to serve child size portions from the main menu. (Be aware that steep steps and street might not suit all ages.)

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very good

  • 4 of 5

Well situated property in quiet fishing village. Property was clean, cool and had a well equipped kitchen . Lovely view from the balcony of the sea and village below. Pool looked nice but a bit chilly when we went ( March) . Apartment Would not be suitable if you struggle with steps and stairs. Village peaceful with a few good restaurants and a couple of shops. Seemed the nicest village in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Helen - we love the village and the area and glad you did too. Agree about the steps and the stairs which is why we ensure it's right up front in the property description on the website. As ever though, after the walk up the hill there is the reward of that spectacular view!
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Lovely view, well equipped, good base and gorgeous village

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was great for our family of four, it had everything we needed plus buckets,spades etc. The view was really lovely and all the steps just help you work off the amazing Portuguese custard tarts you'll want to eat! The pool is deep and a nice area to spend time too. Salema is a wonderful village with great places to eat and it does not feel too touristy. There are so many other great beaches to explore too along the coast especially to the West.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Parque de Floresta Golf & Leisure
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Salema Beach Club
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Praia Salema, 5 mins walk
Car: recommended


As well as the beautiful beach of Salema (blue flag status) which is a 5 min. walk from the apartment, there are many secluded beaches in the vicinity (both within walking distance and driving). There is a possibility to go on boat trips from Salema (summer only) and/or walk through the National Park. The West coast (good for surfing) is a short drive away (15-30 mins).


The nearest airport is Faro airport, a 70 minute drive (about 100km). Lagos is about 15 minutes drive, with its old town, restaurants, bars and marina. Luz is only 10 minutes by car.

Cape St. Vincent (most westerly point in Europe) is about a 15 minute drive. Car hire is recommended in order to explore the other beaches and towns in the area. However if you choose not to hire a car, collection/return trip to Faro airport can be arranged at your own cost. There is an hourly bus service to Lagos.


Approximate distances by car:

Luz - 10 mins. Lagos - 15-20 mins. Sagres - 10 mins. Cape St. Vincent lighthouse - 15-20 mins. Aljezur - 30 mins. Silves - 30 mins. Monchique and mountains - 1 hour.

Further Details:

Everything that you could need for a relaxing holiday is within walking distance of the apartment. Salema has a good range of restaurants serving excellent fresh fish and traditional Portuguese dishes, many with seafront dining areas. There are also a couple of quiet bars and 2 cafes, good for a lazy breakfast. There are a selection of shops in the village, including a small supermarket, a travel agent and internet 'cafe'. There is a larger supermarket at Budens, about 3km away, with a cash machine. The National Park is renowned for its incredible walks, unspoilt beaches and is an ornithologists dream, being visited constantly by specialist walking and birdwatching holiday companies.

Local accommodation number: 4330/AL


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking, which is non-returnable. Full payment should be made 8 weeks prior to departure.

Changeover Day:
Flexible. The accommodation is available for incoming clients by 2pm. Departing clients are requested to vacate by 10am. (We can be flexible on these times depending on the arrival/departure times of the previous clients).

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in euros.
Minimum stay 5 nights, unless low season.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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