Incredible views stretch out before Vila Mar Azul. As its name, which translates to “blue sea,” suggests, this sleek vacation rental boasts an oceanfront location and the panoramas to match. Use this clifftop retreat as a luxury hideaway in the Algarve, or as a base for a laid-back family holiday in the charming beach town of Salema.
The villa’s three levels of living space make the most of its stunning location—and open to outdoor areas where you can soak in the sun. A sparkling pool, loungers, barbecue and al-fresco dining for eight let you entertain or relax from dawn to dusk. After dark, watch the stars come out or step inside to enjoy the satellite TV, DVD player and Wi-Fi.
Vila Mar Azul has one open-plan living area on its main floor, with living and dining areas and a fully equipped kitchen, and a second on its lower level, complete with a second kitchen. A fireplace and plush area rug create a cozy ambience in the main-floor living area; a few steps up, cantilevered chairs add modern style around the dining table.
Each of the villa’s six bedrooms has a king bed and en-suite bathroom. There are two on the main level and three on an upper story. The sixth bedroom is part of the lower-level apartment and opens to a terrace; its private living area means it could be used as a honeymoon-style suite or quiet accommodations for in-laws.
The villa is a short walk from the town of Salema—once a fishing village known for its octopus, now a popular spot for its golden stretch of beach. Slow down to its pace, and you’ll be rewarded with the sight of fishermen hauling in their catch or an afternoon at one of its waterfront restaurants. Golf courses, tennis courts and a spa are a short drive away at Santo Antonio Resort; for more shopping and dining options, drive into Lagos.