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1-Bed Apartment near Praia da Rocha/Vau/Alvor, Western Algarve



Updated: 18-May-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Apartment near beaches and town/village

Apartment in private Villa with Saltwater Pool and Garden. Sleeps 2. In exclusive estate of privately owned villas. Salt-water pool, mature garden. Walking to Vau beach and famous Praia da Rocha, to down town Portimão. City bus stops at entrance of estate (no need to hire car!). Near supermarkets, restaurants, bars, shops. Alto Golf (1Km), Penina Golf (6Km). 15min. drive to F1 Autodrome and International Carting track. Free wireless internet. Faro airport: 45 min.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Isabel M.
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, All inquiries in other languages will be answered
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2017

8 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

St John' s, NL, Canada

Lovely stay in a sunny climate..🌞🌞

  • 5 of 5

Very nice accommodations on the outskirts of Portimao and also a short drive to Alvor.

Isabel and Greg made us feel right at home from the moment we arrived.

The apartment has everything you would need..right down to the beach umbrella, beach towels and sunscreens, maps, books etc. It is very tidy & clean and the bed was very comfortable. The gardens and outdoor areas were very inviting after a day exploring the area. The grocery store was just around the corner and (thanks to the owners) we discovered a couple of lovely restaurants within walking distance. Some really gorgeous hiking on the coast near Benigal. We would definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such a pleasure to have met you and so glad you enjoyed the area. You mentioned Praia do Carvalho and Benagil area - lovely part of the coast. We hope you left some unseen spots for next time!
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Very comfortable apartment

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a week stay. The apartment was very well equipped, very clean and extremely comfortable. Wonderful memory foam bed. Isabel and Greg were wonderful hosts. We would recommend to friends and family and hope to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. I really think it is nice to sleep on a good bed when you are on holidays and out-and-about all day. We also have a Memory bed - good ol' bones ;)
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  • 5 of 5

Our apartment at villa do vale had everything to make our stay very comfortable and was situated within easy reach of all the amenities, beach,town,golf course and stunning clifftop and beach walks from vau beach to alvor, to praia da rocha and beyond ! supermarkets are close by and the local bus service is only two mins from property, also, Isobel & Greg were the perfect hosts, being very helpful and informative, well done ! from John & Barbara, mature couple, Newcastle upon tyne.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such wonderful review! It was such a pleasure to have you as our guests - John keep up with the golf practice! Barbara - think of traveling and sunshine when retired ;) Thank you again. G&I
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Charming apartment with beautiful garden and pool

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing week in Western Algarve. Couldn't have asked for a better apartment. Clean, cosy,well equipped, had everything we needed with lots of information about local and surrounding areas.

Isabel and Greg were fantastic hosts and made our stay very special.

Apartment is in quiet residential area within walking distance to stunning Praia de Vau beach and buzzing Praia de Rocha with plenty of restaurants and bars...

Would definitely come back to this place and highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review - we are happy you recharged your batteries and that our saltwater pool and garden helped make your holiday a special one. would love to see you come back to this area (and to our apartment!). G&I
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great people - great place

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a month at Villa do Vale west apartment from Feb. 7-March 11. First of all Isabel and Greg were very friendly and accommodating. Many mornings we would find a bag of fruit or goodies hanging on our door. Greg is a music teacher so we enjoyed many piano/flute practices while we sat outside with coffee or wine.

Although it was winter the apartment was very comfortable with an electric heater and dehumidifier. When the sun was out, as most times, it was very comfortable to sit outside. The apartment was very well stocked with all needed appliances, washing machine, dish washer, microwave, tv, cd player.

We did not have a car. It was very accessible to Praia do Vau beach (10 min walk) and a convenience store along the way. A bus stop outside the estate entrance was easy to catch bus into town to shop, or a 20 min walk to Continente for groceries, a movie, or restaurant. A bus in the opposite direction was an easy ride to Alvor.

The property was very well kept up and our apartment was cleaned once a week as part of rent.

Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just for future clarification - long term rentals DO NOT include maid service ... we just provided it exceptionally, as a compliment. You were very nice guests and we wish you the best on your future travels. Thank you so much for the wonderful review and taking the time to describe the apartment and area.
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Très agréable

  • 5 of 5

Charmant appartement, confortable, calme et très bien équipé. L'accueil est parfait et nos hôtes très chaleureux et attentifs à toutes nos demandes. Noter que l'appartement peut être frais hors saison. Bien que très bien situé et proche des plages et commerces, nous recommandons la voiture, ne serait-ce que pour visiter l'Algarve, ses plages et autres sites magnifiques.

Nous avons passé un séjour magnifique et nous y reviendrons sans hésitation.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci!
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Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary

This is the perfect setting for a couple wanting to relax. Take advantage of the myriad restaurants, cafés, bars or picnics at the beach or cliffs.

Provided: Linens, towels (also for beach/pool), pillows, ironing board and iron. Extra towels provided. One weekly cleaning service for rentals over one week. Washing machine and clothes drying line. The property is landscaped: olive, citrus trees, bougainvillea, grapevines, etc.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2017 June
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2017 July/August
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2017 September
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2017 Oct-Dec
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2018 Jan-March
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2018 April/May
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2018 June
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2018 July/August
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2018 September
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2018 Oct-2019 March
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 18-May-2017


Property Type

  • apartment


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • limited accessibility

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village


  • caves
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children


  • The property is in an estate of privately owned villas, no traffic, as it is in a cul-de-sac. Vau beach is just down the road from the estate. Guests have outdoor designated sunbathing areas, sun loungers and patios with outdoor furniture (table, chairs) - the salt water pool is available to guests (shared). Car not necessary - easy to walk to the beaches, the beautiful coastal cliffs, Praia da Rocha hub of shops, night life/Casino and down town Portimão. The area has numerous good restaurants. This is golf heaven and the apartments are great golf retreats (discount on golf). The gardens are attractive and appealing during the Spring and summer months.

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