< Villa da Coruja

Villa da Coruja

Feefo Rating 1 Peaceful setting & uninterrupted views of surrounding countryside
Ref: AP017 Burgau 4 km
  • 5 bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 4 shower rooms Bath/Shower Rooms
  • private pool
  • Comfort Rating Good quality
  • 3 swimming pools!

We Say

Wow! Coruja is a very spacious, open plan villa with loads of outdoor space and breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside - you won't want to leave!

Pricing & availability

Villa da Coruja
5 bedrooms, sleeps 10

Start Day Available Selected
Enquire Unavailable

Notes on prices

  • Price includes: Bed linen & bathroom towels, light midweek clean and towel change
  • Compulsory extras: Late check-in: 7-10pm = 100 EUR+IVA; after 10pm = 150 EUR+IVA
  • Optional extras: Extra Z-bed 75 EUR/week; 3G wifi device 50 EUR/week; travel cot / high chair 40 EUR/week each. Extra cleaning, chef, grocery shopping, child care, car hire, drinks delivery service (30 EUR for a 6 litre beer keg!) available on request subject to availability – please enquire for more details.
  • Security deposit: 500 EUROS
  • Changeover day: Friday
  • Arrival and departure: Arrival from 3pm (please see 'extras' for late arrivals), departure by 10am please.
  • Fortnight booking restriction: No

What makes Villa da Coruja a great holiday rental

Villa da Coruja is already proving popular and we can see why! The villa is set in a really private plot but doesn't feel too isolated (you might spot the local shepherd with his herd of goats and sheep if you're lucky, but apart from that it's a really tranquil location!) There is just so much space, both inside and outdoors, making it a very practical and relaxing setting for a family holiday. A sympathetic mixture of modern open-plan design coupled with traditional features creates a very pleasant ambience for a family holiday.

Best For:

Extended family break or plenty of room for two families sharing. 5 bedrooms and 4 shower rooms and lots of space indoors and out - perfect for activities enjoyed together or for finding your own quiet spot for some down time. This villa has also proved popular as a location for yoga/massage retreats, please enquire for more details.

Suitability for:

  • Toddlers - no pool protection & pools are unheated. Two are very shallow so good for paddling. Plenty of space to play. Baby cot and high chair available at surcharge.
  • Teenagers - WiFi, loads of space to explore and run around, table tennis is a nice touch too.
  • Reduced mobility - The accommodation is all on ground floor level, apart form the mezzanine. Very open-plan layout, one shower room also has a bath with shower attachment.

Anything to watch out for:

There's no pool protection in Portugal.

Care should also be taken with young children around the open-tread mezzanine steps and the railings on the mezzanine level. 

Car is essential due to the secluded location.

Why Burgau & Salema?

Still relatively unknown and a world away from the packed beaches of the eastern Algarve, these are charmingly traditional little cliffside villages. You can be sure to find beautiful beaches enclosed by cliffs on either side, and a great selection of authentic beach bars and restaurants. Perfect for a relatively quiet and laidback taste of the Algarve, but just a short drive away from Lagos and more well known beaches and resorts if you decide to explore a little further afield.


Authentic Portuguese quinta (farmhouse) with traditional touches, a very spacious interior and 3 acres of sperb grounds.

Villa da Coruja is a beautiful property that's full of character and set in an idyllic location.

Traditional touches include Santa Catarina terracotta-tiled floors and wooden beams.

With spectacular views of the countryside all around and ample grounds, there's plenty of space to relax and for little ones to play.


The majority of the accommodation is on the ground floor, and with plenty of windows and patio doors, it feels very light and airy inside. The rustic floor tiles and exposed wooden ceilings add a touch of the traditional. Coupled with wooden furniture and units, it's a mixture of clean, modern aesthetics and traditional architecture.

Enter the villa into the open-plan living area with decorational fireplace and comfy seating area.

Open-tread stairs up to the very roomy mezzanine area, with TV, table football and a great spot for chilling  out of the sun! The mezzanine has also been used for yoga classes as part of a retreat - a very useful and versatile space.

Back downstairs, to the right of the living area is the open-plan kitchen and indoor dining area.

The kitchen is fully equipped, with marble-effect work surfaces and boasts two fridges (which have been popular wiht past guests for chilling drinks!)

The tiled floor continues through to the bedrooms: there are 3 twin rooms and 2 doubles.

The two doubles each have their own ensuite shower room, whilst the other three twins share two separate shower rooms. The bedrooms are light and airy, furnished in rustic wood and fairly minimalist in décor, giving them a clean and fresh feel. the shower rooms are all modern in design.

Separate utility room.


Spacious covered veranda with outdoor dining area: traditional Portuguese BBQ and sink area, outdoor dining table.

The outdoor dining area looks onto the paved pool terrace with plenty of sun loungers for relaxing around the pool. Three separate pools, two of which are shallow and perfect for children to splash around in. There is a large lawn area as well as landscaped gardens, with table tennis and a lawn croquet set for guests to use.


3 twin rooms, 2 double rooms


2 ensuite shower rooms & 2 shared shower rooms


3 separate pools, 2 are very shallow. Unheated.



  • dvd player
  • tv
  • wi-fi


  • aircon
  • hair dryer


  • dishwasher
  • fridge freezer
  • iron & ironing board
  • kettle
  • microwave
  • toaster
  • tumble dryer
  • washing machine


  • charcoal bbq
  • parking space
  • table tennis

House Rules

No pets & no smoking please


Set in an idyllic countryside location just north of Burgau, Villa da Coruja is peaceful and tranquil yet just a short drive to beaches and amenities. It's a five minute drive to the little town and beach at Burgau (or a 45 minute walk if you're feeling adventurous!) Lagos is just under 30 minutes away in the car or head the same distance west towards Sagres and the stunning Costa Vicentina Natural Park where towns are few and far between. There are wonderful, secret beaches to explore and some beautiful coastal scenery too. Villa da Coruja is in a great spot for exploring the variety of towns and beaches along this section of the Algarve coast.

Local Amenities

Nearest village / town: Burgau 4 km
Nearest beach: Burgau 4 km, Cabanas Velhas 5 km, Salema 7 km
Restaurant: Burgau 3.5 km
Market: Budens 4 km

Distance to nearest major transport connections

Faro airport - 97 km (just over an hour)

Things to do and see

Our Highlights

  • Beach Bar at Praia do Burgau - great for lunches and dinners
  • Praia da Salema - a day at the beach and lunch or supper at one of the seafood restaurants overlooking the ocean
  • Coast path hike - the cliffs are dramatic as are the views!
  • Lagos - stroll the old town, visit the market and soak up the vibrant atmosphere in the evening
  • Sea kayaking around the rock formations characterising the western Algarve coastline

Nearby Activities

  • Adventure Park
  • Boat trips
  • Cycling
  • Diving/Snorkelling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Horse-riding
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Kitesurfing
  • Paddle-boarding
  • Surfing
  • Water Park
  • Windsurfing

Day Trip Ideas

  • Lagos ​has it all - a brilliant beach, pavement restaurants, an old town, historic sights and glamourous marina 
  • Lazy days on the beach at Salema and Burgau
  • Boat trips out of Lagos or Sagres are great fun - dolphins are a common sight
  • Surfing at one of the west coast beaches such as Bordeira
  • Hire bikes and go west to Sagres or east to Lagos - and back of course!
  • Family fun at the water park or zoo
  • Try a Jeep Safari and explore the Algarve off-road

The Local Area


The little seaside village of Burgau is less than 4 km in the car and the beach is lovely. Hang around for the day as there are several good options for lunch and dinner.


One of the Algarve's best-kept secrets. This is a charming fishing village & seaside resort, dotted with white-washed houses rather than the over-development that blights the Algarve. It was recently voted in Europe's Top 10 Beaches for Families by The Guardian. It's crystal clear blue waters and fine golden sands attract young families in particular. There are occasional waves for body-boarding and the beahc is life-guarded in summer.

There's also a fine choice of authentic restaurants and cafes - seafood being the speciality. Boia, Atlantico and Agua Na Boca come recommended.

Lagos & Nearby

On the western Algarve coast, Lagos is quite a find combining beach, culture and activities for a fabulous family holiday.


  • Lagos is home to one of the Algarve's finest beaches - the 4 mile stretch of golden sand, Meia Praia. It's proximity to the town and its lovely beach bars make it a frim favourite
  • Praia da Batata is in fact known as the town beach. It's a smaller and more sheltered beach
  • There are other lovely beaches outside of the town famous for their sandstone rock formations and wonderful sunset views


  • Slide & Splash Water Park at Lagoa
  • Zoo Lagos
  • Zoomarine! water theme park - with dolphins! 


  • Boat trips along the coast - dolphin-spotting is popular
  • Sea kayaking
  • Mountain biking & hiking
  • Jeep safari
  • Watersports including sailing, windsurfing, boady-boarding & surfing
  • Diving & snorkelling
  • Algarve race & go kart track
  • Horse-riding
  • Golf
  • Tennis


  • Walk the old streets of Lagos taking in the city walls and governor's castle
  • Watch Europe's wealthy come-and-go at the marina
  • Visit the vibrant fish market or weekly Saturday market

View More Salema Rentals

Customer Reviews By Feefo

Review posted on 21 Sep 2017

Service: Feefo Service Rating Product: Feefo Product Rating

Service: Amazing property, helpful and friendly staff. Highly recommended.

Product: Beautiful villa, clean, spacious,

On 25-Sep-2017 we responded:

Product Comment: What a lovely review, thank you! Delighted you enjoyed the villa & area, we hope you can all come again :)

Get Quote

Villa da Coruja

Send Booking Enquiry

Or call our experts now
01395 865655

Booking Enquiry

We send an occasional email full of holiday ideas: new properties, destinations and special offers. Please tick this box to be included:

We take your privacy very seriously and manage your data carefully. By signing up to our newsletter you are you are agreeing that we can use your information in accordance with our privacy policy which you can read here. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Your Favourites