Villa Salema Alegria

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4


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

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Perched on the cliffs overlooking the coastal village of Salema with un-interrupted views of the sea sits this grand and luxurious villa. 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.

Villa Salema Alegria is an outstanding beach-front villa with a contemporary design which combines both elegance and sophistication. The villa can sleep up to 8 guests in 4 beautiful ensuite bedrooms, each with dressing rooms and wonderful sea views from large full-length windows letting loads of light flood the rooms.

Villa Salema Alegria is spread over three floors, the entrance level has two double bedrooms, both with breath-taking sea views and terraces to enjoy. Head upstairs to the first floor where you will find an open-plan and contemporary living area with dining facilities and comfy sofas. There is a fully equipped kitchen and the Master bedroom which has a luxurious roll top bath.

The forth double bedroom is located on the lower ground floor and has direct access to the exterior grounds. The multiple terraces allow guests to fully immerse themselves in outdoor living. Ample glass sliding doors lead directly onto the terraces, gardens and private rooftop swimming pool.

Villa Salema Alegria is simply stunning and the perfect choice for those looking for a sophisticated holiday villa.

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)
  • Please note that a 50% deposit is required at time of booking

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Cable TV Heating Waterfront

The Villa

Villa Salema Alegria is an ultra-modern & stylish 4-bedroom villa, directly on the Salema coastline. This truly striking villa has all the facilities that a group of friends or family would need for a truly luxurious holiday.

Ground Floor

- Master bedroom, with en-suite bathroom

First Floor

- Double bedrooms, with en-suite bathrooms & terrace access

Second Floor
- Double bedroom, with en-suite bathroom & sauna
- Dining & living area
- Fully equipped kitchen

- Private infinity swimming pool, with Roman steps access (9.3m x 4.5m, with a depth of 1.55m)
- Outdoor dining & furniture
- Parasols
- Private Parking
- Roof top terrace
- Sun loungers


About the surrounding area of Villa Salema Alegria
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Watersports Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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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 Town/City Lagos

(20 km)

Nearest Golf Santo Antonio Golf Resort

(2.5 km)

Nearest Village Salema

(Walking distance - 50m)

Nearest Beach Salema

(Walking distance )

Nearest Restaurant Boia Restaurante (Seafood & Fish)

(1 km)

Nearest Supermarket ALISUPER – Salema Beach

(1 km)


Best Suited For: All Ages
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

  • Heated Pool
  • Fenced Grounds
  • 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 €2,500 charged to client’s credit card at time of final payment and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection
Arrival time 4 am
Departure time 10 am
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price
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
Pool heating charge? Included in the rental price
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included
Other Ts and Cs Cots & Highchairs avaliable free of charge
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 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 22nd 2021 - Jul 1st 2021 £18,520
Jul 1st 2021 - Sep 1st 2021 £21,606
Sep 1st 2021 - Oct 1st 2021 £18,520
Oct 1st 2021 - May 31st 2022 £11,318
May 31st 2022 - Jun 30th 2022 £18,520
Jun 30th 2022 - Aug 31st 2022 £21,606
Aug 31st 2022 - Sep 30th 2022 £18,520
Sep 30th 2022 - Dec 24th 2022 £11,318

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 22nd 2021 - Jul 1st 2021 €20,318
Jul 1st 2021 - Sep 1st 2021 €23,704
Sep 1st 2021 - Oct 1st 2021 €20,318
Oct 1st 2021 - May 31st 2022 €12,417
May 31st 2022 - Jun 30th 2022 €20,318
Jun 30th 2022 - Aug 31st 2022 €23,704
Aug 31st 2022 - Sep 30th 2022 €20,318
Sep 30th 2022 - Dec 24th 2022 €12,417

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 22nd 2021 - Jul 1st 2021 $24,195
Jul 1st 2021 - Sep 1st 2021 $28,227
Sep 1st 2021 - Oct 1st 2021 $24,195
Oct 1st 2021 - May 31st 2022 $14,786
May 31st 2022 - Jun 30th 2022 $24,195
Jun 30th 2022 - Aug 31st 2022 $28,227
Aug 31st 2022 - Sep 30th 2022 $24,195
Sep 30th 2022 - Dec 24th 2022 $14,786

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Dazzling

    Posted by Donna on 29/05/2018

    The Villa was exceptionally beautiful.

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