Parque da Floresta, Santo Antonio Golf and Leisure Resort, Budens, Western Algarve, Portugal - Located in the Centre of Parque da Floresta, Santo Antonio Golf and Leisure Resort
About Wendy Smith
Casa Ben has been in the family since 1999 and, we have enjoyed many family holidays at the villa. During that time our children have been aged between 6 and 29 so you can see that the location appeals to a wide range of ages, plus parents too! We have entertained both our own friends and the children’s school and university friends, many of whom have kept coming back; the visitors book makes interesting reading! Our holidays in the villa have varied from year-round weekend short breaks to extended weeks during the summer, I've stayed for 6 weeks, what a treat. We spent the week at the villa this March and enjoyed some warm sunny days. While in the Spike Bar watching a football match a fellow-owner summed up PDF. "Easy to get to....but hard to leave!" It really is that good.
Wendy Smith purchased this Villa in 1999
Why Wendy Smith chose Budens
We have a very active sporty family and we were looking for a location that would offer a wide range of activities for the whole family. At the time our youngest child was 6 and the eldest 18. The boys play tennis and golf, and the girls were into tennis too. I grew up in Cornwall so we all love beaches, swimming and surfing, and discovering what are arguably some of the best beaches in Europe was just unbelievable. The weather was just terrible on the weekend we went out to look for the villa but we just loved the location, and atmosphere. The Portuguese people are very welcoming and over the years we have built up a good relationship with many of the restaurants.
What makes this Villa unique
The villa is right in the centre of Parque da Floresta which means that the golf, tennis and spa are an easy walk. There is a really good atmosphere in the Club House and down at the Tennis Courts which are a good meeting place during tournaments. The proximity of the towns, villages and beaches mean that it is possible to reach them quickly, and do many things in one day - Play golf, tennis, walk on the cliff paths, go to the beach and have a good evening out in Lagos.
Pool / Spa
We have a travel cot and high chair.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Please do not eat meals in the bedrooms.
Please report and damage and malfunctions to the villa, it’s fittings and equipment as soon as possible to our agents and to the owner.
The owners reserve the right to instruct their agents to act on their behalf in matters of dispute.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
We stayed there as family of 7 and the property is just amazing plenty of space for everyone. It’s located in a beautiful place and the views are brilliant. This property has all you need for a loverly relaxing holiday thanks for letting us stay
Lovely villa with new kitchen and bathrooms. Would benefit from from a villa manual explaining how things work - eg: instructions for kitchen appliances , tv and where to take rubbish etc..
Mattresses rather in need of replacement on some beds and no outside shade other than under a tree as parasol had no base.
Small details but would really help guests unfamiliar with the resort and villa.
Overall though a lovely spacious villa with fabulous pool.
The Villa was in an Exellent location and the villa had al ameneties we needed for a Family Holiday
Ecellent for family hollidays.
Thank you for taking the time to review our holiday home. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay in Casa Ben.
Loved our October half-term stay. The house is spacious, very well equipped and in a great setting. Nice big pool at the villa with inflatables for kids and also near the park's facilities. Quiet and peaceful too.
Fantastic beaches near by, supermarket 5 mins in car.
Would return in a flash.
Thanks for your great review. I’m really glad you enjoyed your holiday and would be happy for your family to stay in our villa again.
Perfect for a large family
The villa is very large and the way it is laid out is perfect for a large family group to enjoy and still enjoy the odd quiet moment, the whole family enjoyed the pool and different areas in which to sun bathe or enjoy the shade
Our overall impression of the complex itself was brilliant all the staff could not be more helpful
We will definitely be coming back
Thank you for your great review.
We overheard a conversation in the Spike Bar one day from a fellow owner which sums the resort up. " Easy to get to but so hard to leave"
We always want to stay longer and can always find new places to go and things to do.
Special interest holidays:
Surfing: Lessons are available at local beaches eg Amado on the west coast either as a series of individually. Golf tuition. Tennis tuition.
Salema-a sandy beach in front of the fishing village.10 minutes by car
Zavial-a long sandy beach with a beach bar, spectacular! 20 minutes by car.
Burgau-a sandy beach at the foot of the village, a real old-fashioned family beach.20 minutes by car.
Luz town beach, a busy sandy beach with watersports activities.20 minutes by car.
Sagres beaches-mix of large sandy beaches near town.30 minutes by car
Amado, -our favourite surfing beach! Good for surfing lessons. 40 minutes by car
Faro International Airport - 1 hour 10 minutes. Car hire is recommended, book early for the best prices.
Lagos, our nearest large town is approx 18km. Sagres 18km. Faro approx 80km.
There are small local supermarkets and shops at Salema, Budens and Luz. Larger supermarkets are in Lagos ( 20 minutes by car).
ATM machines at Parque da Floresta reception, Ecomarche at Budens and Salema.
The nearest banks are in Lagos.
Waterpark at Lagoa is 40 minutes by car.
Boat excursions run from the Marina in Lagos.
There are many good restaurants in the fishing villages, and hill towns nearby and in Lagos