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

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

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

Owner
Isabel M.
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, All inquiries in other languages will be answered
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

Why Isabel M. chose Portimão

Near a beautiful beach but very private.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for a wonderful stay in your beautiful home. It was an amazing experience for us. Loved the beaches, castle of Silves. After 35 years I did it. Very nice. Derrick & Di
Mar 2018
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Portimão in Municipality of Portimão

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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

Reviews

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Apartment near Praia da Rocha/Vau/Alvor, Western Algarve
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 13 reviews
5

Very well appointed great owners

  • 5 of 5

Clean villa, everything you need, bus stop near by, ideal for portimao, Alvor and Praia da rocha

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay! The coast is spectacular and you got to see a different aspect of it, rough seas at this time of the year.
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5

A month of pleasure

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is clean, comfortable and well equipped for a long stay. It is in a quiet cul-de-sac 20 minutes walk from the beach, spectacular scenery along the cliffs and a variety of eateries at moderate prices. Isabel and Greg gave us a lovely welcome and went out of their way to ensure we could find our way around. We found a car unnecessary as the bus stop is only three minutes walk away every 30 minutes to Portimao from where buses travel anywhere you might wish to go.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this review. You were excellent guests and we are looking forward to seeing you again next year!
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5

just perfect

  • 5 of 5

A great appartment which has everything you need. It is very well equipped with attention to detail. The owners are lovely and will give you a very warm welcome. The stunning local beach is only a 15 min walk away and supermarkets are nearby as well. We had an amazing week here in February and we can recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were also great guests! We are happy to see you enjoyed exploring the region and the coastal walks. Thank you for leaving the apartment so clean!
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5

Great value base for exploring the Algarve

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely warm welcome from Isabel, the apartment is comfortable and well-equipped. Very comfy bed, everything spotlessly clean, bright and cheerful. The wifi was good. The garden and pool area were beautiful but we were too busy exploring the area to make use of it! Quiet location, but the beach, restaurants, supermarkets and marina are all a short drive away. From here we were able to explore the whole of the Western Algarve. We were also given a card which gave us discounts in various places and a complimentary "medronho" (local spirit) at the Rampa restaurant in Monchique - not to be missed!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you found the apartment suited all your needs. And happy you enjoyed our partnership discount card! Wasn't the weather beautiful? we continue to have gorgeous, sunny skies. Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. I&G
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5

Fabulous apartment and hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Great base for exploring the Algarve.

Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write your positive review. I never thought of that, but it is true, we are located in a pretty central location to explore the Algarve region. Good point!
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lovely little hideaway

  • 4 of 5

The property is lovely and only a short walk to town and the beech. We stayed in the east apartment which was perfect for us. It is very basic, but you don't need much more, there is a good size fridge which means you can buy in bulk if you are going to cater for yourself, there are loads of restaurants in the praia da rocha area, we recomemd all beef as a treat. The local market is a 30 minute walk and has excellent meat, vegtables, fruits, fesh fish breads and the custard tarts are pretty good , the best we had! The meat is excellent quality and tastes great on the BBQ which is provided by the property.

The welcome we received was friendly and Isabel and Greg had bought some items for us to save us going to the shops which was a lovely attentive touch, this was the only time we saw the owners as they had to go away when we were there so we were given free run. The pool area is a great sun trap and we spent most mornings there.

All in all a lovely trip and our first time to mainland Portugal and out first time self catering. Having tried it once, we would probably go to a hotel next time but thats our own personal choice preference and not a reflection on this property. The apartment is perfect get away for somebody looking for a good value self catering break in a quiet part of the Algarve.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the BBQ, garden, nice size fridge and saltwater pool. You had sunshine everyday!
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Location

Car: not necessary

Double bed with Memory mattress, bedside lamps, nightstands and carpets. Full lenghth mirrors. Thick oriental room carpets. En-suite (there are steps)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. 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. This is the ideal, safe and comfortable corner for couples who enjoy a sheltered restful place after daily strolls on the beach, exploring the area or resting in various garden areas or around the pool.

Note: For stays over one week, we advise our West Apartment

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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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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