The apartment is in a secure walled complex with a lovely pool with decking.The gardens are planted sympathetically with all native herbs and lavender, with grass , olive,rosemary and lemon trees around the perimeter. The apartments 3 bedrooms all have balconies or a private terrace all furnished with high spec outside furniture. There is a dining terrace over looking the pool with a wooden table and 8 chairs. The complex is on the eastern start of the St. Vincent national park that extends westward to the cape of St. Vincent. Burgau,itself ,is on the start of the national park and there arewonderful walks through and this area of the park. This is not a formal park, but an area of outstanding beauty that has many small villages and stunning beaches. We love Ingrina, granma does the cooking at this lovely cove just a drive up the road. Burgau has a good beach, beach bar and many good restaurants too. Best curry ever at Spice Cottage.
Apartment in Burgau, Western Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Location Just 6 Minutes Walk To Safe Swimming And Sunbathing Beach And Super Beach Bar
We are an expanding family with 4 children and 6 grand children.We have a design led apartment that can sleep 6 in Burgau,Western Algarve (P8558)minutes from the beach in a beautiful area for walking and beach holidays, suits 2 - 6. we ,normally,go away in the winter so both places are kitted out for living and entertaining. Our family visits both places all the time and I can really recommend both places with no reservations.Our large family house in Swanage sleeps6 in 3 bedrooms and then 4 more in attic.it's very relaxed, beach meets shabby chic.we also gave s lovely beach hut available for rent along with our house .,we go away in the summer and other school holidays joining our family wherever they decide to go through Europe. A lot of Swanage do this and all our kids let their homes to pay for extended family holidays ! So this really is our home suited for three generational living with a blouse garden .
Steph purchased this Apartment in 2004
Why Steph chose Burgau
This site is just 400 metres from the beach. It probably is the best located apartments in Burgau as you can leave the car in the cool underground carpark and just walk to the beach and to some of the best restaurants around. We always visit in the winter so we need the car to go to our favourite beaches at Ingrina and Zavial just 10 minutes down the coast in the direction of Sagres.My personal choice is to explore, at leisure ,all the restaurants and cafes in the area! We have had a super summer(2012) with lots of lovely comments and reviews.7 lots of families have rebooked for 2013 and 2014 in Burgau and were pleased to have returnees in our family home in Swanage too We have added,this year a slow cooker and hair dryer in both places and an ice-cream maker in Burgau.wifi Has been installed in Portugal and Swanage.
What makes this Apartment unique
This location can be the kick off point to all manner of activities.As I have fully explored what is on offer here from April to October I have been amazed at the great diversity of adventure stuff available.I just go to cafes, restaurants and more beaches! You can ...locally, go horse riding, scuba diving, dolphin watching, sailing, kayaking and just on the road to lagos(we're talking 6 minutes down the road) is a fabulous gym and golf complex that you can join daily or weekly.Golf clubs are available for hire too. This has tired me out just writing about all you can do. Just get in touch and I can organise it and put you in touch with all the stuff to get you started! You may not want to do any of this buts its there if you have active members of your family.see the UK house for stuf in Dorset ( E7766) I need to tell you if new legislation in Portugal . Now by law we have to have before your arrival your names addresses , passport numbers , which passport office , date of birth . I need flight details and she's in party . These details are passed on to my accountant and then to immigration . Be aware when one lets in Portugal one must have a letting license .,also public liability insurance and then these details in order to be legal and pay local taxes . We are retired so the taxes are minimal so we include those in the cost . If you are not asked for these details you may not be insured ! We are fined if we do not have these details entered with our accountant in the same month as letting . I , therefore ask for these at time of booking so I can send them off and know that part of admin is complete . Please ring Steph on 07958554067 if you have any queries . Thanks for your enquiry
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Fabulous property in a great location
We arrived on 30.08.18 and were very pleased with the property, which is situated in a lovely quiet location. It is very well equipped with everything you need for you to just get on and enjoy your holiday. The rooms are all large, light, spacious and modern, the bathrooms have powerful showers. Everything was very clean and the kitchen provided everything you need and more. The underground parking was excellent. The terraces are private and have sunbeds and tables and chairs etc. The pool area was kept clean and tidy. The complex is gated and secure and the apartment has electric roller binds on all windows. All communications with the owner Stef were prompt and easy.
We have been coming to Burgau for over 20 years and this is by far the best accommodation we have stayed in. The only small recommendation we could make would be to have a safe in the apartment for our valuables.
Linda & David
Thank you so much DAVID and Linda for a lovely review . To read that our apartment is the best you have stayed in over 20 years of visiting Burgau is just fabulous to read . I’ll explore the possibility of an in situe safe , for your valuables too . Just feel safe in knowing that the electric blinds and the German designed ,and constructed doors with the multi point steel rods in the front door really are as safe as could be . It was an important part of the design that we liked when we first bought our property .
We love our apartment and we always stayed in the winter months so the top standard was to give us the best holiday experience and the kitchen is equipped as much for entertaining as general usage . We stayed this past summer and so enjoyed Burgau in the summer as much as the winter . It was very hot but that lovely gentle Atlantic breeze we experienced was just lovely . We renewed all the towels this year and really like the purple theme with those . I’ve ordered more fleece blankets for the increasing number of winter let’s we’re having and those will be in place when we visit in November . We have the big fleece blankets for the super king size zip and link beds but wanted the same colour for when they’re singles . In place now are some lovely pink ones ready for our returning family in October . Thank you again Linda and DAVID and we hope to see you again xx
Stylish, spacious apartment
Good location .. easily walkable to all the amenities Burgau has to offer. Loved Burgau which is charming. Clean, spacious, stylish, comfortable and well-equipped apartment. We had to cope without a house manual which we missed for guidance, both locally and within the property, however understand that it was away being updated so sure it will be back in place soon. Only other tiny little niggle was the fact that the pool had no loungers or chairs by the side and the surroundings could have done with some landscaping. If we'd wanted we could have moved some beds of course, just couldn't be bothered. Nit-picking though. Would definitely recommend to others.
Thanks Tracy , yes I know the feeling about moving the sunbeds from the top terrace . They used to be kept at the bottom of our steps but then you had to lift them up to the top terrace !! Hehe! Glad you enjoyed everything though and it sounds that you became nicely chilled !! That’s the Burgau affect !! Loving it here ourselves . Here for the whole month of August .. what’s the expression .. so laid back now we’re horizontal !! Thanks lovey for the review !!
Oh yes house manual was full of my ramblings so getting it done professionally !! It’s back very shortly ! Yes even the print shop is laid back ! I took it home to have done .. then brought it back after not happy with my effort on presentation so getting that done professionally ,locally . Should be ready to pick up now . So sorry though we didn’t pick up our usual five stars though !
New to our listing .. all new towels and bath mats, Check . Nothing wrong with the old ones but just faded this year a bit too much for me .
New Dyson cordless , check, new ironing board , check. Replaced all the glasses .. request for prosesecco glasses , check , brabantia wall mounted clothes dryer , check .
Sorting out bins for recycling this week means a visit to Ikea .! Grrr ! Sorted out the plants that have really suffered in this summers extreme heat ! Check ! Surrounding area is natural fields and the start of the st. Vincenzo National Park .
So I have no control over that . Our complex is beautifully landscaped . I love the wildness of the landscape . Probably too hot in August to walk it much in this heat but in the enter and spring months , it’s just lovely and March sees the start of the blooming of the wild flowers . Just stunning!
The site opposite is being painted and maintained throughout so I’m really pleased with how this immediate area is coming along . Portugal is certainly having an upturn of tourists and it’s making it’s mark in everything being quite classy in design with good management companies taking control . There you go I’m rambling !
Well equipped, comfortable apartment in lovely quiet area.
Spent a lovely relaxed week in this well equipped apartment. Really comfortable beds with crisp white bedding. Each room has a terrace so we were able to chose sun or shade as we pleased. Good selection of outdoor seating and sun loungers. Well equipped kitchen. The apartment is set in a lovely quiet area but a very short walk into the village which for us was perfect.
Dear Melissa , thank you so much for your lovely review , it is really heart warming to know that our lovely friend Helen who looks after our apartment really does a good job . We’re very proud of our apartment and love Burgau and it’s great when our guests are like minded people . So pleased you go back to the UK thoroughly relaxed and recharged . Much love steph xx
Had a fabulous fortnight in this lovely appartment it has everything a family of six plus two babies could need. The owner was first class as was Helen who cares for the residents. I would go back tomorrow. Burgau has been drawing me back for 10 years and I'll probably still be heading there for another ten. Just love the pace of life. Gwen.
Thank you so much Gwen , you and your lovely family were a pleasure . So pleased you appreciated what we do . Our main concern is that we want our apartment to be the best it can be . In the past we have been in apartments that just lacked that wow factor and a general lack of the good things . We have really endeavored to show that we love our apartment and treasure it . All our guests have shown that this has really paid off . We only let in the summer months as we live in Dorset anyway , on the beach in Swanage . So we go early and late season to Burgau . We want all the mod cons and fully fitted and equipped kitchen even if we eat out all the time ! We want equipment , cutlery and china to entertain stylishly. We wanted lovely towels and top quality beds and bedding . The beds are so good we ended up replacing all our beds at home in UK and getting these sent over to Dorset from Portugal . Our lovely housekeeper is our friend ,caring and thoughtful and prepared to go that extra mile to make my life easier through some difficult times in our family and that's also to go that extra for us in our apartment for our guests . We're not in this for the money.
We're in this to have a fab quality of life with our family and lots of families returning year on year , sometimes twice in one year . It's just lovely in Burgau and we've tried very hard to reflect this in our apartment . We have a growing family .. Six grandchildren and we want to be able to relax in the best possible way . Thank you Gwen .. Another lovely guest in our lovely apartment .
Have stayed in this apartment many times, cannot fault it. All you need for a fantastic Holiday. Close to village, shops, bars, restaurants but far away to be peaceful and quiet. Caravela recently re-opened, very good. Esquina good too. Smugglers and Bar One great little bars. Owner and Agent will look after you and sort all your needs. Access to lovely clean pool. Cannot recommend highly enough, book it.
Dear guest , thank you so much for understanding and appreciating all we have tried to achieve . Too many holidays spent on accommodation, saying wish that was here or this was better ! We set out to have this apartment how we would want it in terms of style and also the extra factors so if you want to have a dinner party or just friends round for drinks there's the extra equipment and style needed . Info love a gadget too so this year's addition was a snazzy Nutri Bullit ! We've added or replaced pieces year on year to make it the best we can . So when we go too it's exactly how WE like it . Very pleased that we're building up
our client base of like minded people . Brilliant ! Many thanks !!
Peaceful and well equipped holiday apartment
The apartment is literally a five minute walk into Burgau so a brilliant location for our family.
The fixtures and fittings are top class and the beds very comfortable . There are two balconies and a private flat roof to enjoy the sunshine and quiet.. There is a good sized pool shared between approx ten apartments . The shutters on all windows give great security and the underground car park is a bonus in the heat . Spacious , comfortable and great value for money .
Communication with the owner was prompt and friendly throughout.
A great apartment and a great holiday !!!
So pleased you enjoyed our apartment. Another wonderful review , justifying all the hard work in getting this apartment how we like to find it ! That was our remit .. Just have the best soaring we could find .,we looked for ages but this apartment ticked all the boxes .. 169 square metres , far bigger than anything else we looked at , terrace or balcony off every room , best beds we could find , best bed linen , best equipment . Who wants to go away on holiday and have LESS than at home , of course not so that's what we tried to achieve . Judging by our lovely reviews we are just about there ! A full length mirror was suggested , we always ask for feed back and this is something we never thought about so thank you for that ,, we're travelling down soon so will bring that with us . Thanks due once again to our lovely friend that looks after the apartment too . Once again many thanks and hope to see you next year . Steph and John .,
Burgau is an old world fishing village. The beach is 6 minutes walk away so leave the car at the apartment and just walk around the village it is a safe cove ideal for swimming and generally messing about in the water. There are 2 local shops that open all the time and even a small baker. Mornings only. There are good walks, lazy to experienced rambler, east to Salema into the national park and west to Luz, easy, and on to Lagos all along the coast.
Faro is the local airport and the apartment is 1hr 10 minutes easy drive. There is a service that can pick you up to and from the airport as the local buses can get you around if you dont want to drive. There are very reasonable local taxi services if you walk out and want to taxi home. Car hire can be arranged through local agent if required.
n125 travels east and west parallel to the coast so travelling west to the cape is a lovely drive of 40 minutes passing good local supermarkets and villages. Lagos is 12 minutes drive east and has huge, long beaches with interesting beach bars and restaurants and award winning design fish market. There are local car boots most Sundays and weekly markets held in most villages. This area is equally lovely in the winter months with lots of interesting things to do. Luz has swings at the beach bar.
There are the themed water parks 40 minutes away .there is a small office in Burgau that can arrange the trips for you. There are boats going from Lagos along the coast and to the local grottos to see the swimming dogs. Our favourite beaches and restaurants are Ingrinaa and Zavial just along on the n125. If you need retail therapy there is Algarve shopping at Portimau 40 minutes up the coast. You can get most food items at Ecomarche on the westN125 or into Luz Baptista has a huge range of UK and European foodstuffs. There is entertainment in the bars locally if you should want it but the main attraction is the lovely views and fresh fish. We have a full folder of good local restaurants, places of interest and calendar of markets and flea and gypsy markets. Lots to do or just chill!