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Spacious Farmhouse with pool in 5 acres of grounds near the sea 7509/AL

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 200 m²
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Farmhouse in Burgau, Western Algarve . Country location a short walk from Burgau Fishing Village And Beach

Qta. das Estrelas is spacious, light and airy, combining modern convenience with tradition. All rooms are tastefully furnished with country views. Character features include large entrance hall, traditional Portuguese tiles, terracotta floors and high wooden beamed ceilings. The thick stone walls keep the property warm in winter and cool in summer. For additional comfort fans are provided for summer cool and electric heaters for winter warmth. Lounge and fully equipped kitchen also have working wood burners. The farmhouse is approached by a private drive. The house is located in the center of the land with no immediate neighbors. The South facing terrace has traditional Santa Catarina tiles and views over horse paddocks and countryside toward Burgau village. BBQ. loungers, table, chairs and sun umbrella are provided for outdoor eating and relaxation. There is a separate lawned area with 4.6m circular plunge pool (depth 1.2m) and feature bread oven. To the rear of the house are stables, ample parking, paddocks and country views. Weekly maid service to clean and change the linen. Household linen is provided.

Registration Number : Alojomento local 7509/AL

Owner
Susan
Member since: 2003
Speaks english, portuguese
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2017

About Susan

Hello my name is Susan.

I was born and raised in England where I studied Fine Art and worked for many years in Art colleges while also enjoying training and racing Arabian horses and painting.

I always had a desire to live in warmer climes and now live permanently here in the Algarve with my Brazilian born husband Peter.

I am a qualified Hatha Yoga teacher and also work at a local sustainable golf and resort project.

In my leisure time I enjoy the beaches, horse riding, yoga and painting,

We look forward to welcoming you to this very special part of the World.

Susan purchased this farmhouse in 2000

Why Susan chose Vila Do Bispo region

This property is located in a nature reserve and enjoys peace, privacy and country views whilst also being close to the sea and village amenities. Burgau is a very pretty fishing village with a sheltered family friendly blue flag beach. The nearby delightful historic town of Lagos with its old centre is perfect for shopping, nightlife or to catch up on some culture. The farmhouse offers a superb location for exploring the local area.

What makes this farmhouse unique

From this location you can have almost any kind of holiday you could wish for, from picturesque fishing villages with friendly local restaurants to world class golf courses.

Swim on sheltered, gently shelving family friendly beaches at Burgau, Cabanas & Luz. or Surf the West Coast rollers.

Enjoy walking, bird watching or horse riding aong the coastline and in the natural park. From Lagos enjoy boat trips to view the grottos or dolphins.

Or just stay and relax at the Quinta and watch the sun go down from the terrace while the barbeque sizzles and enjoy the nature around you.

We have tried to equip the villa with everything to make your stay enjoyable, including personal touches such as games, books, DVD's and music.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Susan is a very friendly and laid-back host. We immediately felt welcome. As we didn't have a car, she gave us a lift to the village supermarket and waited till we were done to drop us and the shopping back at the house! Her farmhouse is spacious and extremely conveniently located - near the village and the beach and on the edge of a national park. It's very quiet and peaceful. The big plus of the house is the lovely terrace with the sun beds with a view over the surrounding hills. We hadn't been to the Algarve before but we were pleasantly surprised. Burgau is a nice village with quite a few restaurants and the beaches in the surrounding area are stunning.
Apr 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Burgau
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Espiche Golf
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Lagos
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Via Infante
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Burgau
Nearest Beach
600 Metres
Burgau
Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

Easy 10 minute walk (1km) to the sheltered blue flag beach with beach bar/restaurant at Burgau. This sandy beach is set in a pretty sheltered bay flanked by spectacular cliffs. The Algarve is famous for its beautiful sunsoaked beaches and many more are easily accessible by car all along the coastline. The rugged and wild west beaches of the west coast are a surfers paradise located in a protected natural reserve, whilst the Southern beaches are more sheltered and family friendly.

Travel:

Faro airport is approx 1 hours drive on the new motorway, Seville 2.5 hours and Lisbon 2.5 hours. Car hire is recommended but not essential. A local bus service is available from Burgau village and various trips can be arranged with pick ups in Burgau. Taxi from Faro airport approximately 80 Euros. Train from Faro to Lagos. Take a taxi from the airport to the train station and call us when you are on board. We can pick up from Lagos station.

Distances:

Burgau is the next village west from Praia da Luz. The pretty and historic town of Lagos with its marina and walled town is about 10 minutes drive east. Sagres and the stunning west coast are a 25 minute drive west. The beautiful old Moorish capital of Silves and its castle approx 45 min drive away. Monchique town, mountains and Spa also 45 mins.

Water Parks/Zoomarine approx 40 minutes (also available by pick up service).

Further Details:

Burgau village is a small and picturesque fishing resort. Narrow cobbled streets tumble down to the lovely sandy beach backed by cliffs. The slipway is lined with colourful fishing boats. Winding side alleys weave up to the clifftops with spectacular views. The village has an excellent choice of restaurants, cafes, bars, mini mercados and gift shops to choose from. There is also a multibank machine, newsagents, butchers, mobile post office and fishmonger. There is a surf school in the village. Burgau Sports Centre has a swimming pool, sports facilities and children's activities. At the next village of Praia da Luz, a 5 min drive from Burgau. There is a bank, 24hr multi lingual medical centre, dentist, optician and hairdressers, plus plenty more bars cafes and restaurants. Other activities available locally include 4 golf courses, horse-riding, surfing, water sports, scuba-diving, archery, deep-sea fishing, boat trips, jeep safaris, tennis, gymns, and spectacular walks on inland and coastal paths. The historic and scenic town of Lagos and its marina are just 15 mins away by car. With its buzzing atmosphere, Lagos hosts a variety of bars, restaurants, shops, cafes and street entertainers making its friendly atmosphere a delight by day or night. Lagos shops are open till late in the summer months. Imagine cobbled streets, white washed houses and quaint fishing villages combined with dramatic coastlines, blue skys, many hours of sunshine, a relaxed lifestyle, excellent cuisine, and welcome to the Algarve.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Burgau, Portugal

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , bidet
  • 2 fully equipped large bathrooms with traditional Portuguese tiles. Both bathrooms have full sized baths with shower over, WC, sink, bidet and shaving sockets. A portable hairdryer is provided. Heater in 2nd bathroom for winter comfort.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed , 1 cot
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , Camp type bed also available
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/7 (3 Bedrooms) plus cot/camp bed Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms are spacious airy and comfortable with large fitted wardrobes. Fans for summer cool and winter heaters are supplied. Terracotta floor tiles and beams. Master bedroom 1 double bed. Bedroom 2 twin beds. Bedroom 3 with twin beds and campbed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Qta. das Estrelas is very spacious, light and airy, combining modern convenience with tradition. All rooms are tastefully furnished with country views. Character features include large entrance hall, traditional Portuguese tiles, terracotta floors and high wooden beamed ceilings. The thick stone walls keep the property warm in winter and cool in summer. For additional comfort fans are provided for summer cool and electric heaters for winter warmth. Lounge and kitchen also have working wood burners. Ideal for couples wanting peace and space or comfortably houses groups up to seven (or 8 with baby). Children are very welcome, but please be aware that the pool area is not safety fenced. Resident Shetland pony (attended to daily) plus 2 visiting cats. Outside: The farmhouse is is approached by a private drive. The house is sited in the centre of the land with no immediate neighbours. The South facing terrace has traditional Santa Catarina tiles and views over paddocks and countryside toward Burgau village. BBQ. loungers, table, chairs and sun umbrella are provided for outdoor eating and relaxation. There is a separate lawned area with 4.6m circular plunge pool (depth 1.2m) and feature bread oven. To the rear of the house are stables, ample parking, paddocks and country views. Enjoy picking your own figs, almonds, plums and grapes when in season. Utility Room: External laundry house containing washing machine, BBQ and beach fun items. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels are provided (except beach and swimming towels). Maid service is provided on a weekly basis to clean the villa and change the linen. Extra maid service available at 12 euros per hour. Other: Baby facilities: travel cot and highchair available on reques

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Spacious Farmhouse with pool in 5 acres of grounds near the sea 7509/AL
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 15 reviews
West Susssex, England
5

Superb house in a fabulous location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect holiday. The house is much larger than it appears in the pictures. Everything was provided for a relaxing holiday combining countryside with the beach and pleasant walk away. Great value and I will definitely be visiting again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for yur visit and for taking the time to write a review. It was a pleasure to meet and host for you and we would be delighted to welcome you back in the future.
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Northampton
5

ideal place

  • 5 of 5

just had a fabulous 17 days here, the most chilled, laid back and relaxed holiday ever!

the property is about 1km out of town, a nice walk in to build up a thirst/appetite.

the kitchen is fully equipped to cater "at home" if that is your preference though.

Sue, though she visits the property every day, is never intrusive, and most days you dont realise she was there.

if you do ever need her though, a phone call and she will be there within a few minutes to help or advise as necessary.

the property is completely private, but with good all round views.

set back a little from the road, you have views of both countryside and of the town.

we were attacked relentlessly by mosquitoes for the first week or so, but that is not Sues fault, we just have delicious blood!

i would not hesitate to recommend this property, and would definitely go back again, if only for the pool, and the privacy it offers, even form the rest of the property!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your visit Michael and for taking the time to write your review. It was a pleasure to meet and host for you. I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and had some much needed relaxation. I hope the mosquitos did not spoil your stay. There are anti mosquitos plug ins in the villa and a spray skin repellent which is necessary outside if you are attractive to mosquitos. Some people seem to have very sweet blood. Luckily there are no vampires in the area! We would be very happy to welcome you back to Quinta das Estrelas in the future and wish you a very pleasant summer.
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farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

wonderful property quiet and secluded ,just what you need to unwind. the owner Susan was there to welcome us and was helpful and pleasant. although secluded walking to the beach is a pleasant 10 to 15 minute walk. we would go back again purely for the ambience of the place. you would have to be very picky not to like this place.

Bil Deville

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Bill. It was a pleasure to meet and host for you. I am very happy that you enjoyed the farmhouse and hope to welcome you back in the future.
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Holiday in Burgau

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Susan's farmhouse.Treacle was lovely and we enjoyed feeding him carrots.It was very peaceful and private.The views were lovely.We would recommend it to anyone.We really liked the patio area which was a real suntrap.Hopefully we will visit again. Keith and Brenda.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Brenda. It was a pleasure to meet and host for you and Keith. I am very happy that you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you back in the future.
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Wow! From the moment we drove up until the end, it was a truly relaxing holiday. Little bit closer to the road than we thought, but fantastic. Truly recommend it. Plunge pool was useful to cool off in an afternoon. Would definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Quinta das Estrelas. I am so happy that you enjoyed your visit and hope that we can welcome you back in the future.
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5

Lovely peaceful villa, very comfortable and equipped well enough for holiday needs

  • 5 of 5

I did have concerns re size of pool initially, but more than big enough to cool off in. We also had a few WiFi issues which wouldn't have been a problem , other than waiting for A level results! Wouldn't have bothered otherwise. Loved the patio and the hammock! and the cats and pony (who all ate very well for the duration of my daughter's stay) The village has some lovely restaurants, but be warned, cashpoint does run out of money and a lot don't take cards. Beach was busy but very pretty.The national park nearby is also worth a drive as the scenery is beautiful. Owner is lovely and friendly and has lots of local knowledge re whats going on. We had three teenagers with us who could have been bored but actually were more than happy to read , sunbathe and relax when it was v hot , followed by trips into Lagos and Portimao later in the day. Loved the medieval festival in Silves. A lovely, relaxed holiday in a peaceful secluded spot, definitely thinking about booking again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to meet you all and we hope to welcome you back in the future. Thanks too for the Wi Fi tip, it is now on an updated contract so their should no more glitches.
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Burgau, Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$159
A$1,106
 
 
Winter 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$151
A$1,059
A$3,184
 
 
Xmas & New Year
16 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$1,425
 
 
Low season
2 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$151
A$1,059
A$3,184
 
 
April 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$159
A$1,114
A$3,979
 
 
May 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$175
A$1,226
A$4,775
 
 
June 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$191
A$1,305
A$5,173
 
 
July/August 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$1,831
 
 
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$207
A$1,449
A$5,571
 
 
October 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$159
A$1,114
A$4,935
 
 
Winter 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$151
A$1,043
A$3,979
 
 
Xmas & Nerw Year 2018/19
15 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
A$1,512
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
A$1,035
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$168.73
Tax Rate 6.0%

Booking Notes:
Quinta das Estrelas is available all year round. Arrival day is flexible.
Check in time is from 15.00h and check out by 11.00h to allow for cleaning on same day changeovers.
Notes on prices:
Prices include a weekly maid service and all utilities:electricity, gas, water and 100 kgs of winter logs pw.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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