VILA VITA Collection: secluded sanctuary-like retreats in the Algarve
The VILA VITA Collection comprises 6 luxury villas and beachfront residences in the Algarve, Portugal. Beautifully imagined and lovingly decorated, the exclusive properties enjoy enviable settings in beachside villages where traditional Algarvean lifestyles persists and raw, unspoilt nature survives. Each villa is handpicked and managed by VILA VITA Parc, ensuring the highest level of comfort, style and service.
Each distinct villa has its own character, decoration and location. From a traditional fishing village cottage to a cliff top luxury villa overlooking the ocean, each one offers the advantage of a luxury self-catering holiday in one of Portugal´s most quaint seaside villages. And there is so much to discover.
The elegant property impresses with modern-style interior that perfectly mirrors the colours of the Mediterranean. It smoothly blurs the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living, with large glass sliding doors opening onto roomy terraces. The show stealer is the rooftop, where you’ll find a furnished terrace dotted with shade-providing parasols and an infinity pool overlooking the Atlantic. Lovers of culinary delights also get to fully enjoy themselves as the residence is only 50 m away from the traditional village of Salema, where a lot of exclusive seafood restaurants can be found.
Just a few metres from the ocean, directly on the idyllic Galé beach but hidden from the prying eyes of passers-bys, there is located Villa Hibiscus. It is an absolute rarity at the Algarve and perfectly embodies luxurious bohemian chic. Inside the whitewashed villa are four beach-themed bedrooms, each with their own en-suite bathroom; a kitchen equipped with every imaginable amenity; and a smaller bedroom for a live-in housekeeper, who can deal with guests’ day-to-day requirements. Beyond the beach is the exquisite swimming pool, terrace and rambling landscaped gardens, where shady nooks provide sociable spaces for al fresco dining and sundowners. Although the villa is cocooned from the outside world, the hotspots of Albufeira and Guia are within easy reach and invite everyone to enjoy the relaxed Algarve lifestyle.
Villa Mar Azul
Surveying a broad sweep of pale golden sand from its lofty clifftop perch, Mar Azul is perfectly situated for group getaways. The villa offers easy access to the laid-back fishing village of Salema and the swim-friendly waters of Praia de Salema beach. The property is split across three levels and thanks to contemporary and highly-exclusive furniture one feels at home immediately. The villa has 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 2 kitchens as well as 2 living/-dining areas, hence it is the perfect place for a luxurious stay of larger groups. With the teal blue of the Atlantic beckoning from the villa’s outdoor dining terrace, the poolside patio and almost every window, Mar Azul capitalises on its seaside setting. Stretching along the outer cliff edge of the property, the lengthy pool also makes the most of its coastal location with unobstructed sea views.
Villa Mar à Vista
Sitting atop a gently sloping cliff far from the madding tourist crowds of the Algarve, Mar à Vista villa is sandwiched between the flour-fine sands of the unspoilt Praia de Salema beach and the whitewashed hamlet of Salema, a traditional Algarve village. The villa sits on the edge of a protected national park and offers head-on ocean views.
Mar à Vista matches the local architectural style fits in perfectly with its surrounds. Inside, the south-facing property is flooded with sunlight, which pours into every room through large windows. The villa’s clean and contemporary design with subtle African influences create a noble and luxurious atmosphere. Mar à Vista’s elevated position ensures spectacular panoramas of the Atlantic coastline. The views reach a climax at the villa’s cliffside patio and infinity pool, where—from certain angles—it appears guests could swim right off the edge and into the ocean.
Townhouse Estrela do Mar
Set in the village of Salema, a perfectly preserved vestige of the Algarve of old, the Estrela do Mar townhouse comprises two former fishermen’s houses. Connected via an alley on ground level and a glass bridge on the upper floor, these two adjoining annexes combine old-world Algarve architecture with new-world comforts, and make an ideal space for either two couples or a family of four. Though the exterior still maintains its traditional form, so typical of this seaside village, the interiors have been refitted to deliver all the comfort and style of 21st century living.
The townhouse’s absolute highlight is its terrace where a barbecue, table and chairs for four people as well as sun beds can be found: it offers a spectacular view of the golden beach of Salema, that is just seconds away.
Townhouse Sol e Mar
The residence perfectly combines elements of traditional local architecture with contemporary Portuguese decor and hence this property blends in harmoniously with its unspoilt surroundings in the picturesque village of Salema.
This four-storey property consists of two large bedrooms with en-suite bath, a fully equipped kitchen and a living room, complemented by access to an ample terrace located on the top floor. The fully furnished top floor sunroof terrace is equipped with dining table and chairs for 6 persons under a pergola, with sunbeds and parasols.