Just 5 Minutes walk to the superb Salema Beach

Use of the large shared Beach Club Pool

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Accommodation description

Owned only in late July and part of August this apartment, which is actually my original Summer Timeshare owned since the late 80's, is ideal for 2/4 people sharing - 2 in twin beds in the single bedroom, and up to two additional persons can be accommodated in the lounge area, either using the two convertible chairs or camp beds that I provide for family and friends use.

Bedrooms: bedroom 1 with twin beds.

Bathrooms: Newly updated, fully tiled bathroom with large shower cubicle, hand basin and wc.

Kitchen: the kitchen is equipped, and includes an electric cooker, and fridge, toaster, kettle, etc.

Living area: the spacious lounge/diner has local TV - a convertible sofabed and 2 soft furnished chairs - 4 place dining table & chairs.

Balcony: There is a large balcony overlooking the pool, with tables and seating for dining "al fresco". There is separate access to this balcony via sliding patio doors in both the lounge and the bedroom.

Bed linen and towels provided (not beach towels) - linen/towel change once a week. Cleaning and maid service provided. Local manager available.

Free Wireless Broadband is available in public areas via the Reception office (this can usually reach the balcony thereby allowing internet access from the apartment).

Ample free car parking just 50 metres from the apartment's front door.

Local manager available.

Main Bedroom
The Balcony viewed from Bedroom door
Bedroom looking to Patio Door


Families with young children need to be aware that the main lounge area of the property opens directly onto the large balcony, which (being built on the side of a hill) is at first floor level on that side of the apartment. The balcony has a solid almost waist high solid front that will ensure childrens safety (as long, of course, as they are not allowed to climb on a chair!)

Balcony view from Lounge Door
Apartment entrance viewed from Car Park
Pool View from Balcony

The village, with its restaurants and beach is a couple of minutes (400 metre) walk down a fairly steep hill, but there is parking if it is necessary for someone to be driven into the village because of poor mobility.

The apartment entrance is on the same level as the roadway/parking area, with no steps to gain access. It is therefore acceptable for the less able bodied, although it is not ideal for wheelchair access as much of the remainder of the complex is accessible via stairs, including the pool area. (It is actually possible to gain access to the pool area via the roadway outside, without the need to use steps)

Swimming Pool

This apartment has pool rights, thus all occupants have free use of the large shared pool area, which also offer extensive sunbathing areas and free sun loungers, and a separate baby pool.

The pool area has a card operated security gate to ensure its use solely by those apartments having purchased pool rights for their apartment users.

Whilst the palm trees (pictured) are no longer there, for shade there are a large number of fitted rafia topped sun-shades around the sun terrace to provide guests with shade from the sun if required. For those that prefer not to be shaded, there is also a large area that allows unshaded sun-bathing that receives the benefit of any cooling breeze instead.

Important notes on accommodation

This apartment is not separately licenced as a rental property, although the entire resort and therefore the timeshare apartments are licenced under the Portuguese Apartamentos Turísticos classification. Family and friends staying in this apartment are simply using the unused weeks of our family owned timeshare and sharing in the full associated benefits of that Timeshare apartment.

Whilst not air conditioned, the apartment (having another above) remains quite cool in summer.

Thursday changeover and weekly use preferred. In both cases, the apartment is available from 4pm on arrival day and must be vacated by 10am on departure day.

Key collection from on site agent on arrival - No pets allowed - A non-smoking property.

Why this location?

Situated on the edge of a national park area, Salema is little more than a slightly developed fishing village, and yet it still retains its unique and friendly charm. Fishing still plays a major part in village life. The club itself has everything for a family holiday - a small bar, a snack bar (which also sells daily essentials), plus the excellent communal pool. The staff are friendly, and everyone is always made to feel most welcome. The village boasts 11 restaurants, ranging from snack bars, through Portuguese speciality to international cuisine, all of which are excellent and reasonably priced. For all this, it is just 20 minutes drive from a major town with nightlife and shopping, and the magnificent Parque de Floresta championship golf course is just 5 minutes drive away.

What are the unique benefits of the property?

For a single bedroom property it is spacious, has a good sized good sized bedroom, and large lounge, and is nicely equipped for a holiday trip. The balcony is larger than most, and ideal for dining al fresco, and has a lovely view across the main pool area and the sea beyond. Whilst the apartment itself does not have its own wifi, the resort wifi normally reaches the balcony so most of the time there will be internet access.

It is just 400 yards from one of the most spectacular beaches in the Algarve, and yet just a short drive from some beautiful, secluded, and almost deserted coves and beaches that the western Algarve is famous for. The adjacent National park is an area of outstanding natural beauty, and is excellent for country walks for those more energetic visitors.

About the Owners

John & Christina Willis

I am 74, semi-retired, but working as a freelance flying instructor, and live in Biggin Hill, just south of London. I am married to Christina, and we have two daughters, ages 27 and 24. I also have a daughter aged 43. I had been coming to the Salema Beach Club since the early 80's, and all three children have learned to swim in the pool in the complex.

I bought this particular property as a timeshare in the complex some 33 years ago, so Salema is very much a second home for myself and my family. (So much so that, on selling my businesses in 2005, I satisfied a major ambition, and bought the other three bedroom apartment on this website for our family enjoyment into my retirement.

Many of our friends that I have introduced to Salema have also fallen in love with it, and most return year after year with their families.

Year property purchased: 1988

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