Fantastic, bright spacious villa with amazing views and own pool.
we went for a friends birthday for a long weekend and local restaurants were easy to find and taxis easy to book.
Villa has everything you need for a relaxing golf or non golfing holiday.
We had an excellent time staying at the Villa Lavendula. We didn’t expect the villa to be quite as impressive as it was. Wow! The villa itself was spacious, tastefully furnished and well equipped, which would have been enough, but the view from the balcony was wonderful - overlooking the golf course. We arrived in the evening, at dusk, and the valley was full of azure winged magpies making their distinctive calls. Magical. The kitchen is well equipped, if you wish to cook your own meals, which we did a few times. If you don’t want to cook, there are a number of excellent restaurants nearby. Our favourite restaurant was O Taigo, a few minutes walk away in Budens village, but Vincentino’s Trattoria, at the entrance of the gold course was also very good with friendly staff. The nearby village of Salema has a couple of excellent sea food restaurants. There is a small Intermarché supermarket at the far side of Budens village (about half a mile away) which stocks almost anything you could want.
It was very relaxing staying at the villa. We spent a lot of time just sitting on balcony with a drink looking out over the golf course. The view was wonderful and it’s surprising peaceful watching people play golf.
The wildlife was interesting. There were a lot different species of birds to be seen and heard. On one evening, we even saw a large wildcat near the golf course.
The weather was very hot for October and we spent a more time in the swimming pool than we had expected. The pool was excellent, and it was heated to perfect temperature.
We enjoyed out stay at Villa Lavendula and would definitely stay there again.
We stayed at this beautiful house with our daughter, son-in-law and 3 young children over the October half-term. The house is extremely spacious , beautifully decorated and very well equipped. Everything you would need for an enjoyable holiday, including a very generous welcome pack!
As we were lucky enough to have lovely sunny and warm weather, the beautiful private pool was a great hit with the children! There are also plenty of sunloungers around the pool and a built in BBQ.
We found it very peaceful staying at Villa Lavendula, and loved sitting on the terraces enjoying the great views over the golf course.
The small village of Buden with its intermarche supermarket is nearby. We loved the local small beach resort of Salema, a short drive away.The beach was stunning with sunbeds and umbrellas. There was also a good choice of very good restaurants within the resort.
We had a very enjoyable holiday and would love to return!
From the moment we arrived and saw our welcome pack, we had a feeling it was going to be an excellent holiday and it was! We booked Casa Lavendula for a week over half term and the weather was 24-27c every day. The villa was an hours drive from Faro Airport has its own private swimming pool so the kids spent every day in it whilst we sunbathed on the loungers! We were surprised by the size of the villa. Inside the rooms were big, light and airy and all had floor to ceiling wardrobes. 2 bedrooms had double glass doors that opened straight on to pool. Upstairs has a big kitchen with washing machine, dishwasher etc and another double bedroom and a large open planned dining and sitting room with double doors leading onto a sun terrace looking over the beautiful golf course. Ideal for watching the sun set with a cold beer! We used the BBQ by the pool for a few nights and also walked down to eat out in the local village of Budens. There is an InterMarche supermarket in Budens which was really handy. The standout place we visited was Selama, about a 5 minute drive for the villa. Beautiful sandy beaches and the water was warm enough to swim in. We can recommend Atlantico and Casa Pizza for food. We highly recommended this villa and we will be booking again for 2018!
This is a lovely house in a beautiful setting near the western tip of the Algarve. There are open views across the scenic golf course which sits right behind the house.
The house is very well equipped, and furnished to a high standard with a private pool in the back garden. We had a lovely welcome pack awaiting us on arrival.
The house is part of a quiet resort in the village of Budens which sits near both the southern and western Algarve coasts.
There is a supermarket 2 minutes drive away and the pretty little coastal town of Salema is around 5 miles drive. There is a lovely beach there. The larger town of Lagos is around 25 minutes drive and
the little town of Sagres near the most westerly point of Europe is just 20 mins or so drive away.
The surfing beaches of the western coast are nearby as well as the numerous other southern beaches in the area.
My husband highly recommends the golf course which is well looked after.
The owner was attentive and helpful throughout.
I'd highly recommend this property, whether you want to just relax in the sun, play golf, tour around sightseeing, or have a go at the various watersports available nearby.