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Apartment near Praia da Rocha/Vau/Alvor, Western Algarve

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

15 Minutes Walk To Vau Beach And Portimão Centre

In residential area of privately owned villas, short walk to Vau beach, Praia da Rocha and coastal trails;15min walk to Portimão. The city bus stops at the entrance of the estate providing reasonably priced connections to nearby sites, so car hire is not necessary - take it to go to Alvor village.

Supermarkets, restaurants only a short walk down the street.Wall around property, gated, plenty of parking.

Double bed with Memory mattress, bedside lamps, nightstands and carpets. Antique wall mirror. Thick oriental room carpet. En-suite bathroom: WC, basin, huge mirror framed by tiles, spacious shower with double sliding glass doors; towels, beach towels, hairdryer provided. Kitchenette with microwave, refrigerator/freezer, toaster, coffee machine, hob, electric kettle, utensils, plates, cups. Table and two chairs. Sunny entrance hall with shelves, chair, wall coat hanger. Spacious wardrobes and plenty of storage. Full length mirror. Antique prints and paintings. Leather sofa and huge gilt framed mirror on wall. Alarm clock radio. Satellite TV with BBC channels, plus DVD (DVDs available). Roomy storage area for suitcases or other equipment. Designated outdoor area under grapevine arbor, perfect for alfresco meals or lounging.

More Details

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

Why Isabel M. chose Portimao region

Near a beautiful beach but very private.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Portimão in Algarve

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Steps lead to private bathroom with walls in yellow and cobalt blue hand painted tiles. Mirror framed by tiles. Spacious walk-in shower with double sliding glass doors.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Initially an efficiency studio, the apartment has now a spacious interior bedroom with fitted wooden wardrobes and queen size bed with Memory mattress (by molding itself to your body shape and temperature-sensitive, this mattress provides complete support for your spine and joints. Like sleeping on a cloud!). Upholstered linen headboard. Décapéd dresser with drawers. Full length mirror. 100% cotton linens and pillows. Wall-to-wall custom-made wood wardrobes and toilette dresser with drawers. The bedroom has a small high window to garden mostly for ventilation. The Eastern part of the garden is also for the exclusive enjoyment of the guests of this apartment.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This is the perfect setting for a couple wanting to relax. 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. Activities Golf: Golf!Golf! Golf! This is golf heaven with more than 40 golf courses around. Just less than 5min. drive away is Alto Golf (18 holes); Boa Vista Golf (18 holes), home of the Henry Cooper Classic, is 15min drive away. Penina Championship Resort (3 courses, one 18-ho


4.6/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)


Excellent value for money

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was spotlessly clean,the various linens,towels etc were of best quality and the outdoor facilities and colourful garden all that could be desired.

The kitchen was tiny but the outdoor barbecue fully compensated for this.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. I am glad you enjoyed the outside surroundings.
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Comfortable apartment, close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this property for a week and absolutely loved it! We were able to walk down to the gorgeous beach, Praia da Vau. It's centrally located in Portimao and a quick drive over to Alvor. Also only 45 minutes from Sagres. The apartment was clean, spacious, and the bed is very comfortable. We enjoyed reading outside by the pool. Would totally recommend staying here to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! You were terrific guests! Really enjoyed meeting you.
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Christmas at the Villa do Vale

  • 4 of 5

Isabel & Greg,

Thank you so much for your lovely apartment, it was so homey, and very comfortable felt like home from home but with sunshine !! Even when I cooked christmas dinner you had all the essentials to do this

The apartment was so near everything that you did not need a car and with bus stop outside so handy to go anywhere.

Your kindness with the carrot cake, orange juice and gingerbread men went down very well.

Would not hesitate to recommend your apartments to anyone

Thanks again

Berni & Tom

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time writing your kind review. it was a pleasure to have you over and we are happy you enjoyed your stay during this special time of the year. I&G
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Home from home

  • 4 of 5

We had a great week here and enjoyed our first ever trip to Portugal. The apartment east is homely, spotless and well maintained. The wi fi and TV with the UK channels all worked well. In particular, the owners very thoughtfully left a welcome pack which was perfect since we arrived late on a Saturday night and together with some tea, coffee and useful condiments we really felt that a lot of thought had gone into what people need for a week's stay. The kitchen and dining area were well equipped with everything we needed and we do like to cook! The courtyard table was a lovely place for eating breakfast or just enjoying a drink. The garden and pool areas were also lovely but unfortunately, the weather was not warm enough to swim. The area was quiet and easy to find our way around. Definitely a place for some warm winter sun!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words - you were also great guests! So glad you enjoyed your time here and hope you come back.
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Superb location, beautiful gardens

  • 5 of 5

Villa do Vale was an absolute tonic for us! The east apartment is perfectly sized for a couple and Isabel and Greg had thought of everything to make for a comfortable stay, from nice shower gel to a bottle of wine on arrival! The gardens are beautiful and afford guests plenty of opportunity for privacy and relaxation among the beautiful flowers and vines or in the cool, clean sea water pool. Beach and supermarket ten minutes away with easy access by foot or bus to the restaurants of Alvor or Praia da Rocha. Couldn't have wished for better really!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your time and nice words. Very helpful advice to future guests. We hope to welcome you back! G&I
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
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 October
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2017 Nov/Dec
1 Nov 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

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