Just 5 Minutes walk to the superb Salema Beach

Use of the large shared Beach Club Pool

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Accommodation description

The fully double glazed apartment is ideal for up to 6 people - a additional person could use a camp bed in the lounge area - rent on site.


Bedroom 1 - double bed - en-suite with bath/shower, handbasin, bidet and wc.

Bedroom 2 with twin single beds.

Bedroom 3 with twin single beds.

Bathrooms: 2 - one en-suite to Bedroom 1 - see above - and a second fully tiled family bathroom with large shower cubicle, hand basin, & wc.

Kitchen: Fully equipped kitchen, including electric cooker, fridge, freezer, toaster, kettle, etc.

Utility area: in an alcove adjacent to the front door, there is a fully plumbed washing machine, plus ironing board & iron etc.

Living area: the spacious lounge/diner has a 3 piece suite and 4 place dining table and chairs. There is TV that shows Portuguese TV Channels in the lounge with the DVD player (There is also a system that allows viewing of several UK TV channels currently)

Balcony: The apartment has a large first floor balcony accessible via the double glazed lounge door. Tables and seating available for dining "al fresco".

Bed linen & towels including beach towels (linen/towel change can be arranged. No Maid service - self catering and cleaning).

Free Wireless Broadband.

Ample free car parking literally outside the front door.

Local manager available.

This apartment is not licenced under Portuguese legislation for rental - private owner and friends use only.

Double Bedroom
Twin Bedroom 1
Twin Bedroom 2


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 to ensure childrens safety (as long, of course, as they are not allowed to climb on a chair!)

Rear entrance & Car Park
Apartment Front Door

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 just five steps to gain access. So it is OK for less able bodied, but not suitable for wheelchair access. The remainder of the complex is accessible via stairs, including the pool area.

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 who have purchased pool rights for their occupants.

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 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

Whilst not fully air conditioned, the apartment (having another above) remains quite cool in summer, and is quick to warm in winter. There are electric fans and electric fires should they be needed, and there is also a portable air conditioning unit that can be used.

Changeover day is totally flexible, as it is available for the owners and family/friends only.

The apartment is normally prepared to be available from 4pm on arrival day and must be vacated by 10am on departure day to allow for the turnaround clean.

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?

The main property is spacious, has three good sized bedrooms, and large lounge, and is well equipped. The balcony is larger than most, and ideal for dining al fresco.There is TV in the lounge for use with the DVD player (including a system that allows viewing of many of the UK TV channels, as well as Portuguese TV channels currently), and even wifi for those that require access to the internet whilst away (ask for security codes).

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. Send an enquiry to the owner for booking or further information

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, who jointly owns the property with me, 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 a timeshare in the complex some 32 years ago (the single bedroom apartmnent also on this website), so Salema is very much a second home for myself and my family. On selling my businesses in 2005, I satisfied a major ambition, and bought this three bedroom apartment 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 many return year after year with their families.

Year property purchased: 2005

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