Villa Salema Azul

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Sleeps: 12 - 16 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 7


Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Walk to Beach Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite

Villa Salema Azul is perched on the cliff top of Praia de Salema with breath-taking views over Salema beach and the amazing Algarve coastline. Salema is located in the far western side of the Algarve and can be described as a hidden treasure – it is the ideal location for those looking for a quieter and picturesque holiday in Portugal as it is located on the outskirts of a glorious national park.

This luxurious 6-bedroom villa is situated over 3 levels and faces directly onto the ocean with un-interrupted views - it is simply paradise! Villa Indigo Emerald can sleep 12 guests in the 6 bedrooms, however 4 extra beds can be added to accommodate 4 additional guests.

Upon entering the villa, you will find yourself in the open-plan living and dining room. The split-level living room is gorgeous with comfortable and colourful furnishings throughout and full-length windows and patio doors allowing light to flood the room and also allow guests to admire the ocean view. A spacious ensuite double bedroom is also located on this level as well as the large fully-equipped kitchen.

Head up to the first and second floors to find 4 more double bedrooms, each with ensuite bathrooms and wonderful views.

There is a self-contained apartment located on the lower level of this villa which would be ideal for a family or a group looking for extra space. In the apartment, you will find a kitchen, living area and double bedroom.

The exterior grounds are simply divine, especially the private infinity swimming pool which is the ideal place to cool off on those hot summer days. Relax on one of the many terraces, in or out of the sun. Cook up a feast on the barbecue and dine alfresco, all whilst admiring the stunning coastal view.

Villa Salema Azul is only a short stroll down to the village centre where you will find a couple bars, restaurants, shops and of course the beautiful beach.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Chef service can be organised during your stay or for a special occasion, for an additional cost
  • There is a 7 night minimum stay during peak season (01/06 to 30/09)
  • Although this villa can accommodate 16 guests, please note that 4 of the beds are 'put-me-up' beds

Property Features

Private Pool Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Cable TV Heating Waterfront

The Villa

Villa Salema Azul has mesmerising views of the Algarve coast. From the terrace, you have a unique swimming pool that almost stretch along the entirety of this raised villa. With 6-bedrooms and the further option to accommodate 16-guests, this is a great choice for a large group.

Ground Floor
- Dining & living area
- Fully equipped kitchen

First Floor
- Master bedroom, with office area & en-suite bathroom
- Double bedrooms, with en-suite bathrooms & balconies
- Double bedroom, with en-suite bathroom, office & balcony

Second Floor
- Double bedrooms, with en-suite bathrooms

Basement (Self-contained apartment)
- Double bedroom, with en-suite bathroom
- Communal bathroom
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Private parking

- Private infinity swimming pool, with Roman steps access (20m x 3.3m)
- Kamado Joe Barbecue
- Outdoor dining & furniture
- Parasols
- Private Parking
- Poolside shower
- Sun loungers


About the surrounding area of Villa Salema Azul
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Watersports Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Romantic
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Salema is a small town of Budens parish, located in the municipality of Vila do Bispo, in the most western part of the Algarve. Located at the base of a cliff and surrounded by the National Park of Southwest Alentejo and the Algarve coast.

The village of Salema is one of the few communities that has a small indigenous fishing fleet of traditional colourful boats, still launched from the beach (but now with the help of a tractor), which is cast into sea to catch snapper, mackerel, sardines and octopus that you can taste freshly grilled at local restaurants on the same night.

The sandy beach and gently sloping, it is ideal for swimming and safe for children. A lifeguard service is available during the summer months and the sea water quality is excellent. There are a couple of bars and restaurants in the village, some gift shops and convenience stores.

The city of Lagos to the east and Sagres to the West are just 15 km away. The west coast of the Algarve can be reached in about 15 minutes by car. There you can find sandy beaches stretching down the cliffs for miles. If you want to do more than just lie on the beach there are golf, tennis courts, spas, horseback riding, boat and walk all within a few miles. From the beach cliffs, there are also great launching points for practicing paragliding.

Cultural Attractions

Sagres Fortress (18km away)
Located on Cape Sagres, Promontorium Sacrum famous for its outstanding beauty, the “Fortaleza de Sagres” owes its origin to Henry the Navigator, who here would institute a village and die in 1460. From the wall built by the father of Discovery little remains since the fortress was rebuilt in the sixteenth century and the second half of the eighteenth century, when it was adapted to the defensive system "vauban". The entrance to this bastion fortress is a good example of neoclassical architecture. Inside are in sight some guns, one sixteenth century tower and even the Church of Our Lady of Grace, built in the sixteenth century in the very place where once had been the Church of Santa Maria, founded by Henry the Navigator but destroyed by the English privateer Francis Drake in 1587. One of the most significant attractions of Fortaleza de Sagres is undoubtedly the rose of winds, a sundial that many think is contemporary to the infant and the nautical school founded in this Sagres. Place of deep historical and symbolic value, the monument offers visitors the opportunity to revisit the glorious period of the maritime discoveries and appreciate one of the most beautiful scenery in the world.

- Classified National Monument
- Open to the public (entrance fee)
- Time: from 09:30 to 17:30 / 20:00 in summer
- Closed: Monday, May 1st, 25th December

Lighthouse Cape St. Vincent (23km away)
This fortress was built in the 16th century in order to protect the coast from the frequent attacks by Moorish pirates. It stands on the site of an earlier medieval convent, which, legend has it, is supposed to have housed the mortal remains of São Vicente (St Vincent). It is a military construction with a polygonal floor plan, with a gateway crowned by the royal shield and which once had a drawbridge.

Inside the fortress can be seen the lighthouse of São Vicente which was built in 1904 and is still in operation today.

- Open to the public
- Classified as a Building of Public Interest

City of Lagos Walls (20km away)
The walls date back as far as the Roman period. They were rebuilt by the Arabs and considerably enlarged during the 16th century between the reigns of D. Manuel and Filipe I, because of the need to protect the growing city centre. The walls had huge strategic significance in the 15th and 16th centuries. They connect nine towers that were built for artillery and there are seven gates.

- Classified as a National Monument
- Open to the public


-    Martinhal Beach (17km away)
-    Burgau Beach (10km away)
-    Cordoama Beach (14km away)
-    Luz Beach (12km away)


Boavista Golf Course in Lagos (16km)
Services: Driving Range, Chipping Greens, Snack Bar, Pro Shop and a golf academy.
Boavista Golf, opened in January 2002, was conceived by Howard Swan, the former President of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects and is a stunning course. It offers spectacular views of the city of Lagos, located nearby, as well as the Atlantic Coast and the Sierra de Monchique.

Espiche Golf Course (15km)
The Espiche Golf is located in an ecological reserve, providing a great golfing experience in a beautiful natural environment. Architect Peter Sauerman conceived the form field to integrate it harmoniously into the surrounding landscape. Golfers who value diversity, charm and challenge in the game can experience great satisfaction to appreciate the many subtleties of this course par 72. The player is required to use a variety of techniques and a smart game is both necessary and rewarded. The fairways cleverly designed make full use of the natural depressions and rolling hillsides, while brilliantly carved and located greens require the player to use the full range of approximation techniques. There are two starting points from the 1st and 10th tees, both located in the centre of the course, which also includes a clubhouse that has showers, lockers, elevator and accessibility for people with disabilities. This space is still designed for holding parties, birthdays, weddings, etc. The Espiche Golf has an exceptional responsibility in the way it its maintenance, with a history of environmental research and is committed to an ongoing process for sustainability.

Shows, Events and Markets:
-    Monthly Market St. Michael Baron: 1st Monday of each month
-    Market Budens: 1st Tuesday of each month
-    Market Raposeira: 1st Wednesday of each month
-    Vila do Bispo market: 1st Thursday of each month
-    Market Sagres: First Friday of each month
-    Festival of sweet potato / Lagos: end of November / beginning of December

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Faro Airport

(105 km)

Nearest Village Salema Village Centre

(600 m)

Nearest Town/City Lagos

(20 km)

Nearest Beach Salema Beach

(600 m)

Nearest Golf Santo António Resort (Golf course, Tennis courts, Health Club & Spa)

(2.5 km)

Nearest Supermarket ALISUPER – Salema Beach

(1 km)

The Resort

Salema and its picturesque surroundings are full of hidden gems and old school charm, making it the perfect coastal escape from your busy everyday life. This endlessly charming little fishing village in western Algarve has it all: locally sourced seafood, kid-friendly beaches and a fabulous location just outside the National Park of Southwest Alentejo, in an area of unspoilt natural beauty completely different from that on the other end of the coast.

In the marina you can still spot local fishermen taking out their colourful little boats in the morning, and wandering around town you’ll come across great and homely restaurants where you can feast on their catch.

After a few long afternoons lounging on the secluded beaches, swimming in the sea and trying your windsurfing skills, you’ll learn that there isn’t much to do in Salema but taking it easy, and that’s just the way we like it.


Though most people tend to see the Algarve as all about the beaches and a holiday on the Med, there’s far much more to it than that. 

But while you’re enjoying one of our fantastic villas in Algarve, you may well want to take some time out from all that sun worship to explore everything else the region has to offer – so we’ve put together this handy travel guide to give you a little help and inspiration!

Download Our Algarve Travel Guide >>


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Salema and Vila do Bispo has lots to offer families with young children. An unmissable treat for the whole family would to go dolphin spotting with Mar Ilimitado. This business specialises in education trips from Sagres. You’ll see lots of different species of sea bird and maybe even some whales and porpoises.

If you don’t have Sea Legs, but still want to see lots of wildlife - Parque Zoológico de Lagos is a good use of a full day. Here you’ll see lots of monkeys, farm animals and be able to get up and close at a petting zoo. There are plenty of places to grab a meal too, so you can pack light.

If the kids are full of energy, then day trips to Slide and Splash Water Park, Lagoa, is recommended (open from the beginning of April to the end of October). Alternately, Aqualand Water Park in Alcantarilha, is open from June to September and will allow parents to put their feet up in the sun, whilst the little one’s glide down various flumes and slides.

Salema is particularly well noted for its stunning beaches like Praia do Burgau and Praia do Zavial. Grab some snorkelling gear and explore the shores in search of some beautifully coloured fish or rent some Stand-Up Paddleboards for the afternoon…the kids will have a blast!

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Watersports
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Welcome Hamper (coffee, tea, sugar, seasonal fruit, olive oil) - included
  • VIP Hamper (1 White wine, 1 Red wine and 1 Rosé wine, 2 Porches beers, Soft drinks, Mineral water LUSO with and without gas) - included
  • Complementary Toiletries included

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Airport Transfer Rates
•    Between Faro airport and Salema: 1h 40m
•    Between Lisbon airport and Salema: 3h

Faro to Salema
- Up to 2 people - €160
- Up to 3-6 people - €190
- Up to 7-12 people - €220

Lisbon to Salema
- Up to 2 people - €515
- Up to 3-6 people - €530
- Up to 7-12 people - €600

The child seats are free of charge, but need to be requested, according to the child’s age.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €2,000 charged to client’s credit card at time of final payment and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time From 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Electricity, Air-conditioning, Gas and Water are included
Linen & towels included? Included in the rental price and linen and towels changed twice a week
Pets welcome? Will be analysed case by case and an additional fee will be applied accordingly
Changeover day Saturday between July and August, otherwise felxible
End of stay cleaning included? Included in the rental price
Smoking Allowed? Strictly no smoking inside the villa
Minimum stay 7 nights between June to September, otherwise 4 nights
Heating costs included? Included in the rental price
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included
Other Ts and Cs Cots & Highchairs avaliable free of charge
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted inside the villa
Tax Included in the rental price
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Other 2 Please note that a 50% deposit is required at time of booking

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people: For every additional guest up to 16, it will cost an additional £49 per person per night.

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 23rd 2019 - Nov 1st 2019 £6,313 £7,926 £10,197
Nov 1st 2019 - Apr 1st 2020 £3,885 £4,960 £6,798
Apr 1st 2020 - Jun 1st 2020 £5,827 £7,440 £10,197
Jun 1st 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 - £8,498 £11,897
Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 - - £13,596
Sep 1st 2020 - Oct 1st 2020 - £8,498 £11,897
Oct 1st 2020 - Oct 30th 2020 £5,827 £7,440 £10,197
Oct 30th 2020 - Mar 31st 2021 £3,885 £4,960 £6,798
Mar 31st 2021 - Apr 25th 2021 £5,827 £7,440 £10,197

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people: For every additional guest up to 16, it will cost an additional €54 per person per night.

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 23rd 2019 - Nov 1st 2019 €6,988 €8,601 €11,288
Nov 1st 2019 - Apr 1st 2020 €4,300 €5,376 €7,525
Apr 1st 2020 - Jun 1st 2020 €6,450 €8,063 €11,288
Jun 1st 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 - €9,407 €13,169
Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 - - €15,050
Sep 1st 2020 - Oct 1st 2020 - €9,407 €13,169
Oct 1st 2020 - Oct 30th 2020 €6,450 €8,063 €11,288
Oct 30th 2020 - Mar 31st 2021 €4,300 €5,376 €7,525
Mar 31st 2021 - Apr 25th 2021 €6,450 €8,063 €11,288

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people: For every additional guest up to 16, it will cost an additional $60 per person per night.

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Oct 23rd 2019 - Nov 1st 2019 $7,775 $9,388 $12,560
Nov 1st 2019 - Apr 1st 2020 $4,785 $5,860 $8,373
Apr 1st 2020 - Jun 1st 2020 $7,177 $8,790 $12,560
Jun 1st 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 - $10,466 $14,653
Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 - - $16,746
Sep 1st 2020 - Oct 1st 2020 - $10,466 $14,653
Oct 1st 2020 - Oct 30th 2020 $7,177 $8,790 $12,560
Oct 30th 2020 - Mar 31st 2021 $4,785 $5,860 $8,373
Mar 31st 2021 - Apr 25th 2021 $7,177 $8,790 $12,560

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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