Burgau village, W. Algarve Portugal

Apartment - Private room · R. da Fortaleza, Vila do Bispo Municipality, Faro District 8650, Portugal
Your host, Madalena
13 Reviews
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

Burgau is not just a small fishing village, it is a way of life.
I work as a digital curator/editor and graphic designer thanks to an online international print on demand publishing platform. I am also an architect thus our home was entirely renovated to meet passive energy savings criteria as well as give us the kind of space we enjoy: open, functional and most importantly a space of creative hospitality! We have a sleep sofa in an area which can be closed off from the living room with large sliding doors (see fotos). The bath is shared. Ideal for someone traveling alone who would prefer to be hosted creatively with a resident.

As your host I can say that I am an inspired chef, a voracious reader, and hope to inspire other creative producers to benefit from getting away from the city to reflect, revive, and deepen their passions and convictions. We also have a small studio space with internet which we can share with our guest. I am fluent in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.

I moved here a year ago from the USA with my 14yr old son, who is attending a local international school, Valverde International School (mostly british for the moment...).

Burgau has everything, all walking distance: beach, cafes, wilderness and the lively city of Lagos, is only 15 minutes away.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $28 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $421 /week
Monthly Price: $912 /month
Security Deposit: $210
Cleaning Fee: $42
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • We stayed at Madelena's place for a mini-vacation of just 4 nights. We had a great time in Burgau and the south-west of Portugal.
    Madelena and her family (son, dog and neighbor) had great tips about all you need to know: restaurants, beaches etc.
    The balcony (which can be used for a morning coffee, etc.) has the most amazing view over the village and beach of Burgau.

    June 2014
  • We stayed in Madalena and her son's flat for five days. We had a very good time. Madalena is a very kind and interesting person and she very much wants us to feel comfortable in the flat. She also to talk, discuss and answer our questions about Portugal and other topics.
    The flat is nice and clean with a wonderful view to the sea.
    Burgau is a very Nice village and it doesn't seem to be spoilt by turism like other places at the Algarve Coast.
    We should like to come back some day.
    Leif and Hanne.

    April 2014
  • Madalena and her son are some of the most amazing people I've ever met. My boyfriend and I stayed with them for a month (!) and had the time of our lives.
    They're both very warm, welcoming and interesting people. We had lots of long deep talks and I really miss them both now!
    Burgau is the perfect spot to be on the Algarve. From there we took lots of long hikes along the coast and they were spectacular!
    I recommend staying here for everybody! Amazing people and amazing place. :)

    November 2013
  • We had a very, very nice time in Burgau with Madalena and Andre (and Gotti!).
    They are very warm, friendly and incredibly hospitable people, we felt very welcome. Almost every evening, we had a long dinner with lots of wine and cigarettes and very interesting conversation.
    Gotti is a very nice dog, we had lots of fun with her.
    You can smoke indoors, but it doesn't smell like smoke at all! The ventilation system works really well.
    Our room was nice, the whole flat is very nicely designed, very comfy, lots of books if you want.
    Burgau is a nice little village, not too touristy. The beach is wonderful as are the cliffs and surrounding coastline.
    I would recommend Burgau and Madalena to anyone who looks for a beautiful, calm place to relax and a host who is really interested in meeting interesting people.

    September 2013
    Response from Madalena:

    we miss you guys! give news and hope you are doing well....thank you for the warm review!

    September 2013
  • madalena and her son were the best hosts you can possibly imagine. we had a wonderful and inspiring time at their wonderful flat in the unspoiled town burgau. we had a really great time there and hope to have the chance to visit them again!

    September 2013
  • È' stata tutta una grande sorpresa! Burgau é un posto eccezionale, piccolo,bello e vivace in cui si respira un'aria cosmopolita e allo stesso tempo antica, Madalena é una padrona di casa accogliente,aperta e simpatica. La casa é molto ben arredata, studiata nei particolari e con vista eccezionale.
    In Madalena abbiamo trovato non solo un amica ma un persona di grande cultura,sensibilità e apertura mentale, con la quale abbiamo trascorso belle serate a parlare e a discutere e da cui abbiamo imparato molto. Se avremo l'opportunità ritorneremo sicuramente.
    Grazie! Daniela e Federico

    August 2013
    Response from Madalena:

    Grazie, un piacere!

    August 2013
  • I spent one week in Burgau and this experience was very pleasant Madalena made it even more special. I was able to chill out and forget during one week the stress of the city.

    August 2013
  • Toda una experiencia para los sentidos. Madalena te ayudará a introducirte en el ambiente autóctono, cosmopolita y bohemio de Burgau. El piso es estilo puro, la compañía mejor y el lugar ideal para descubrir todas esas calitas salvajes del Algarve donde desconectar. No lo pienses, esta es la mejor opción.

    August 2013
  • Madalena is an extraordinary host. A deep thinking person with lots of humor. Her apartment is like an artists-pirates ship at the end of the world - or maybe at the beginning of a new world? Find out yourself.

    September 2012
  • Madalena and her son were great and very welcoming hosts. The balcony and roof terrace have a fantastic view of the sea. This is a great option for exploring a beuatiful part of the Algarve if you don't wish to stay in a soulless hotel. Madalena offered us lots of helpful advices and we had great meals on her recommendation as well as togehter on the "boat" (Madalena is an amazing cooker). Thanks Madalena.

    September 2012
    Response from Madalena:

    it was a pleasure! truly, hope you come back one day.... good luck with the thesis....

    September 2012
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