The Exclusive Algarve Villas Team



Directors Marcela Boturao & Bart van Linden would like to welcome you to meet the team of Exclusive Algarve Villas. Both Marcela and Bart have been active in selling luxury real estate in the Algarve for over a decade. They have built up a multi award winning company and continue to grow the business year after year. With a wealth of knowledge in real estate, legal and fiscal matters, we can assist you throughout the process of buying and selling luxury property in the Algarve. We work with a small team of professionals who share our ideas and mind-set.  Being a service providing company, we still believe in the ‘client is king’ concept.

We are literally available for you during any day of the week.



Marcela Boturao

Marcela’s working background started off in Canada before moving the Algarve. She has combined functions in of management, administration, and she will be your point of contact for vendors. Marcela Is multi lingual and is the first point of contact for Portuguese, Spanish and Italian clients. Marcela works from both Lagoa and Vilamoura office and is available during 7 days a week.

Marcela speaks English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese

 [email protected]

 Mobile +351 918 156 655

 Office +351 282 353 019

Bart Van Linden

Bart will be your main contact for buyer enquiries and he will appoint you to the right sales person. As managing director he is responsible to run the company and to deal with the ‘buyer side’ of the business. Bart has a good understanding of the Algarve, luxury real estate but also legal and fiscal matters. With a no-hassle, no-pressure approach he can assist you with the purchase of a home in the Algarve. Available during 24/7 for you.

Bart speaks English, French, German, Dutch and Portuguese

[email protected]

Mobile +351 912 826 969

Office +351 282 353 019


Office Manager


Tania Santos

As office manager, Tania is the administrative support of our company, and your first point of contact on the phone. She works from our Vilamoura office and is available from Monday to Friday during office hours. Tania will be able to assist you with bureaucratic matters.

With her positive approach we’re very pleased to have her in our team.

[email protected]

 +351 918 024 082 / 289 321 276


Sales Team

Melissa Oliveira

Melissa has an English –Portuguese background and was brought up in Lisbon. She lived in the UK during her adult years. She has moved to the Algarve 20 years ago and is happy living in the sunny Algarve with beautiful beaches and coastline.

Melissa has been active in selling real estate in the Lagos area for nearly 15 years and has a great knowledge of the area, people and business alike. Melissa is straightforward in her manor, and a good contact in Lagos, where she knows all the ins and outs.

Finding special and unique properties is my passion, and finding their new owners and seeing them happily settled in, is the cherry on the cake!

Melissa speaks English, French and Portuguese

 [email protected]

Mobile +351 917 428 377

 Lagoa Office +351 289321 276

Luisa Almeida

Luisa who was an official interpreter/translator of Cantonese and Portuguese back in her home town Macau,  a former Portuguese colony in South China, before she moved to the Algarve in late 80s. In the Algarve she has worked in various fields, mainly dealing with HK Chinese market. Living here for almost 30 years with working experience in different areas with different nationalities have given her the advantage to understand local institutions and different cultures and needs. Luisa is active in selling real estate for many years and has a calm and patient attitude to listen to the clients and what they are looking for.  She loves the challenge of finding you the perfect home in the area from Alvor to Carvoeiro

[email protected]

Luisa speaks English, Portuguese and Cantonese

Mobile +351 918 024 084

 Lagoa Office +351 289321 276


Susana Rebêlo

Susana moved to the Algarve nearly 10 years ago, after experiencing an international career in London, where she lived and worked for 8 years in multinational, corporate companies in various industries, from leading medical and travel security services to leading interior design luxury brands and Real Estate. 

In the Algarve, she has been working with renowned companies in Luxury Real Estate and Luxury Residential Tourism in Vale do Lobo, Dunas Douradas, Quinta do Lago and Vilamoura. 

Passionate about property and people, Susana is most happy when she matches the right buyer with the perfect property. 

During her free time she loves networking and socializing, enjoying the Algarve´s best hidden secrets and travel as much as possible, within the region and abroad.

Susana joined the EAV recently, supporting the Team in Vilamoura and covering the "Golden Triangle" areas.

 [email protected]

Mobile +351 918 024 083

 Vilamoura Office +351 289 321 276



Mario Rocha

Mario moved to the Algarve 3 years ago, after a career as a flight attendant, further developing his guest relations skills at the MacDonald Monchique Resort & Spa, in Monchique.
Mario's constant interest in the Real Estate business has led him to begin his real estate career in 2018 and become part of our team in 2020 and works from our Carvoeiro/Lagoa office.
Mario loves socializing, exploring the best hidden secrets of the Algarve and travelling.

He can assist you in these languages: English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.


Virginio Fontana

Virginio has been passionate about real estate sales since 1990 in Brussels Belgium and Switzerland. Experience of 5 years as a former cabinet employee at the Belgian Federal Government.

Since 2006 Virginio has discovered the Algarve, with its beautiful rock formations, its miles of sandy beaches, and its 300 days of sunshine, the Portuguese Algarve is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful coastal areas in Europe. A destination that is growing in popularity. Virginio, together with Bart, shows a growing number of customers the way to exclusive permanent and second homes, in the most fascinating places in this chosen region. Virginio speaks Dutch, French, English, German.

Virginio is available 7 days a week.

 [email protected]

Mobile: +32 466 475284