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



Updated: 20-Oct-2016
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.

  • 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

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Speaks English, All inquiries in other languages will be answered

4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


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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Muy buena

  • 5 of 5

Todo correcto, quizá la única pega que tenía solo 6 canales de televisión en ingles.

Lo demás todo bien. Los dueños muy majos.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hola and thank you so much for your nice comments (directly to us and to the Owners Direct/ HomeAway site). Truly appreciated. There seems to be a recent influx of French and Spanish guests ... so we are looking into TV channels in other languages ... however, normally with all the touring, swimming, beach combing, hiking, shopping, walking and night life there has not been a lot of TV watching by most guests, so we didn't realize it made a difference to have more than the basic package of channels. Thank you so much again - and we hope to welcome you back!
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  • 5 of 5

Un buen sitio para visitar el algarve. Portimao en sí no es muy bonito pero estan cerca alvor y lagos. El alojamiento muy bien. Cama normalita, televisión de las antiguas con 6 canales ingleses. El aparato tdt lleva usb para conectar un disco duro.

La casa dispone de toda clase de aparatos necesarios, no echamos en falta ninguno.

La dueña de la casa hasta dejó tiritas por si nos hacian falta!!

La verdad es que da gusto viajar asi con gente maja.

El precio me parece justo también.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a nice couple and what nice comment! Thank you so much! We hope you enjoyed the beaches and coast - so many beaches ... so little time! And we are glad you enjoyed the comfortable apartment. Hope to see you again! Thanks. IM
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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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Oct 2016 special price
18 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nov 2016 special price
1 Nov 2016 - 14 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2016 November/December
15 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2017 Jan-March
1 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2017 March
10 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2017 April/May
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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
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: 20-Oct-2016
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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
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

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

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • 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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