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Luxury 'Beach Front' Apts. with Spectacular Views of Albufeira Bay - Apt. 21. Quinta de Barracuda



Updated: 27-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access


Apt. 21. Quinta de Barracuda

In a PRIME position on the third level, in the centre block, a fabulous Luxury apartment. The Sea Views are "truly outstanding" and can be enjoyed from both the lounge and the bedroom with Panoramic Views across the Ocean and Albufeira's Old Town

Touristic License 2012/244

About the property

Quinta De Barracuda

Tourist licence no. 39760/AL

Location location location................being one of the most desirable and newest beach front developments in Albufeira, with its rare stunning sea views, it’s a quiet condo, but still extremely close to the hustle and bustle of Albufeira, only a 2 minute stroll through the private gated access to the beach. Some apts. boast a PRIME positions, on the 3rd level, overlooking the sea, capturing the amazing views across Albufeira's Old Town. Doors leading to the balcony open fully, enabling you to enjoy the outside from within, and the amazing views beyond! The spacious balcony is perfect for alfresco dining. In the evenings you will experience the most spectacular sun sets. The apartments are furnished for contemporary living, and finished to an incredibly high specification.

The marble tiled bathroom includes a Jacuzzi bath, bidet, toilet, shower and underfloor heating.


The integrated kitchen is well equipped with high spec. Miele appliances. Surfaces are covered with marble, porcelain and granite that completes the luxurious feel. Fully equipped with kettle, toaster, coffee maker, juicer, crockery, cutlery, pots, pans cooker, dishwasher, microwave, fridge,/ freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, and central vacuuming system – everything you could possibly need.

Living / Dining Area

The living-room includes Samsung TV with UK channels and FREE unlimited Wifi access

There are multiple apartments available to rent

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About the Owner

Maria Douglas
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
27 March, 2017

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes
The above rates exclude the Easter and Christmas Periods
The above rental rates are for 2 people sharing.
25% deposit required at time of booking
Balance due 8 weeks before holiday date
Refundable security deposit of £200 is required for the key and fob sets and any accidental damage
Weekly rates are inclusive of utility charges
Payment can be made in either sterling or Euro
Long /short term rentals available, please contact owner
Guests named only on booking form are permitted to stay in apartment
Excellent location within Albufeira close to the beach with easy access to the Algarve's towns, villages, beaches, attractions and world class golf courses.

'The Strip' - 5 minute walk.
Beach - 2 minute walk.
Nearest local golf course - 5 minute drive.
Old Town/Marina -15 minute walk.
Algarve Shopping Centre with shops, restaurants cinemas, bowling -15 minute drive.
Vilamoura/Marina/golf -15 minute drive.
Aqualand ,Splash/Slide, Zoo marine- 20 minutes
Lisbon - 2 hr drive by new motorway

4 Reviews

5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)


Beautiful apartment. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in another apartment in this complex, but could not find where to write a review about it. I don't usually leave reviews but I was that impressed I thought I would review it on here. We stayed in apartment 10 and were impressed from the moment we pulled up outside the gates of the apartment block. Everything is beautifully finished to a very high standard and has everything you could possibly need for a self catering holiday. The apartment and grounds were clean and obviously very well looked after and maintained.

The pool area was lovely and although we arrived during the first week of the school holidays, we did not struggle to get sun loungers. The pool area tended to be quieter in the mornings and got busier mid to late afternoon. The loungers are in a prime position for the sun all day and the pool was a god send! The pool is shallow on the one side and gradually gets to about 6 foot deep.

The location of the property is spot on. It is a 3 minute walk to the beach, a 5 minute walk to me strip(new town) and 15/25 minute walk to the Old Town depending on the route you take. We walked along the beach during the day, but in the evenings we walked the road way. If you go out of the gate towards the beach, you can take a right and follow the road straight round. This is much quicker than going out of the main gates at the entrance.

We love the feel of the Old Town and found some really good restaurants there too. Try Casa Del Mar, Urban Pizza and the Steak Lounge. The chinese in the new town is also worth a visit!

The booking process was easy. Maria was fantastic from start to finish. She responded to emails very quickly and the responses were friendly and professional. Once you book you pay a 25% deposit and the balance 8 weeks before your arrival date. Maria sent a booking form to complete; which confirmed all of our details, payment details and terms and conditions. She also arranged our airport transfers for 75 euros. Again this was very professional. Kevin emailed me closer to the departure date to confirm flight details etc and to advise who would collect us from the airport.

Once we arrived at the apartment Kevin met is and was very freindly, professional and helpful. He showed us how everything worked and left us with a folder full of useful information about the apartment and the area.

We had a fantastic holiday and loved the apartment so much that we are already looking to book again for next year!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous Apartment with sea view

  • 5 of 5

The Apartment was fantastic and the view was gorgeous, the balcony is a sun trap in the afternoon and it is great to sit and watch the sun set with a glass of wine. Everything is immaculate inside and out and fitted with top spec appliances such as fridge, oven and hob, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer.

It was a 15 min walk across the beach to the Old Town and 5 min walk to the strip. Even though the strip is not far the apartments are very quiet day and night. The beach is a 3 min walk away or the pool on site is very well kept and sun beds readily available.

There are numerous bar and restaurants near by which serve fantastic food. Invictus, Tamariz and Woods but to name a few and The Bistro in the Old Town is the best food ever.

The place is ideal if you want a relaxing break away from it all.

Maria and her team were fantastic from booking through to transfer with Wendy and Kevin who showed us around the apartment and gave us a lift to the nearest supermarket.

I would not hesitate to stay here again and will recommend to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is everything the pictures show and more. We stayed for 5 weeks this year. The views are lovey and the apartment is very comfortable. Maria, Kevin and Louise are all great to deal with. This is the fourth apartment of Maria's that we have stayed in and we are returning next year. The grocery stores and resturaunts are all in walking distance. Our favourite resturaunt is Neto's and Didi's although there are many more. I have recommened this apartment to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful apartment, excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

The property was immaculate upon arrival and fully kitted out with everything you could want to live - there let alone holiday. The location was excellent with easy access to a quiet part of the beach and a decent sized swimming pool just a few floors below. Would gladly stay again and would recommend to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 35 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Outside Gated Complex at 20 Metres Nearest Golf : Local courses - Balaia, Salgados Pine Cliffs from at 5 Kilometres Nearest Train : at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Outside Gated Complex at 20 Metres Nearest Beach : Forte Soa Joao Leading on to Fishermans at 250 Metres Car: not necessary

What’s so special?................With location being one of the keys to a great holiday, it is worth noting that the location here is truly remarkable, it boasts spectacular sea-views of Albufeira bay and the Old Town.

It's only a 2 minute stroll through the private gated access to the beach. A leisurely 15 minutes stroll along the beach takes you into the Old Town of Albufeira with it’s quaint cobbled streets and amazing cuisine.

The famous buzzing ‘Strip’ is only a 5 minute walk!

Golf: The Algarve was awarded 'Established Golf Destination Of The Year 2006' by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators.

There are 3 local golf courses a short drive away, the closest being a 5 minute drive away.

These are Salgados (18 holes), Pine Cliffs (9 holes) Balaia Golf (9 holes).

Some of the other world class golf courses in Vilamoura include Victoria, Millenium, Pinhal, and Old Course which are approximately 15-20 minutes drive away

In addition to the many courses in the central and western Algarve, there are also numerous high-class courses in the eastern Algarve and nearby Costa de la Luz in Spain. Amongst these are signature courses from two of the world's greatest names in golf; Monte Rei designed by Jack Nicklaus, and Quinta Do Vale designed by Seve Ballesteros. Both of these courses can be reached from the apartment in around an hour.


Property Type

  • apartment


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


  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool


  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront


  • bay
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Jacuzzi, Bidet
  • The marble tiled luxury bathroom includes a jacuzzi bath, bidet, toilet, shower and under-floor heating


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, UK King size bed
  • Enjoy relaxing in bed, with the amazing view, you can actually hear the waves............ that's what's so special about this apartment! The apartment boasts air conditioning and heating throughout


  • Balcony ...
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 2 deck chairs


  • Self-catering


  • Kitchen The integrated kitchen is well equipped with high spec Miele units. Surfaces are covered with marble, porcelain and granite that completes the luxurious feel. Fully equipped with kettle, toaster, coffee maker, juicer, crockery, cutlery, pots, pans cooker, dishwasher, microwave, fridge,/ freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, ...............everything you could possibly need. The dining area comfortably seats 4 The lounge can be completely segregated by the sliding doors accessing the kitchen, to enable privacy. Air-conditioning / Heating is fitted throught the apartment and the bathroom has under floor heating

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