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Apartment With Use Of Shared Swimming Pool

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in Central Vilamoura, Algarve - Centrally Located, Quiet Position, 2 Mins Stroll To Marina With Shops, Bars And Restaurant

Edificio Porto Marina. Spacious second floor apartment in residential block, close to all amenities in the popular resort of Vilamoura. The property is equipped to the highest standard, with modern kitchen and bathroom. Two minutes to the marina, 10 minute walk to either of Vilamoura's two beaches. Mini golf and post office just across the road. Two well stocked supermarkets are a 5/6 minute walk away. Ample free car parking at the front of the building.

Member since: 2003
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
25 September, 2017

About Neil

Apartment owned jointly by Sue and Neil Collinson from Leicestershire, UK. Both now retired, Neil was in financial services and still does bookkeeping for a few people on a regular basis. Sue retired from teaching in August 2008 which means we are not restricted to school holidays any more when we decide we need some sun. We have 2 children who are both grown up and have left the nest.

Neil purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Neil chose Loule region

We originally holidayed here in summer 2002, our first visit to Portugal. We loved its location, atmosphere, people and facilities. It is right in the centre of the Algarve and only a 20-25 minute drive from the airport. We returned in October that year to earnestly look for an apartment somewhere close to the marina which would be rentable, yet provide us with a bolthole. Having looked at a few we found this one which had only just come on to the market and never regretted it.

What makes this apartment unique

2 minutes to the marina (no taxi fares.) Swimming pool on-site. 6 golf courses close by. 2 superb beaches within 10 minutes. Quarteira fish and veg. market a real bonus and 2 supermarche’s very close by. We have and will continue to improve the facilities within the apartment to make it a home from home for anyone who stays here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Apartment had everything in it that my family needed - a fantastic holiday.' Amanda.

'We loved the apartment - it was like home from home. The whole resort was so easy to get to.' - Emily.

'I will definitely recommend your apartment to family and friends' - Many guests

'We found the apartment ideal for our family holiday. Very presentable with a good shared pool and central to all amenities within Vilamoura. Also the booking process and communication with owner was prompt/informative and hassle free - thank you' - Gary.
Dec 2003
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Nearest Airport
26 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Falesia or
Car: not necessary


It is only a 10 minute walk to either of Vilamoura's two beaches. Pleasant sea-front walk to the older resort of Quarteira, with its daily fish and fruit/vegetable market. Quarteira also has a large general outdoor market on a Wednesday situated at Fonte Santa.


Vilamoura is only 20/25 minutes by car from Faro airport. Taxi's, buses and car hire facilities are all in or around the arrivals hall.

Further Details:

Long term winter lets (November to March) available at special rates, but electricity and water charges will be payable, based on consumption, on departure.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Vilamoura in Quarteira

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No bookings accepted for 4 people under 30 of the same gender
  • Treat it as you would your own home. Please leave it as you find it.
  • No smoking other than on the balcony with the door firmly closed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Electric shaver point
  • Bathroom with bath/shower over, wc, bidet and washbasin. Electric shaver point.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The bedroom has twin beds, dressing table and stool, bedside tables and lights. There is a spacious fitted wardrobe containing a combination safe. A TV with integral DVD player is installed if you just want to lie on the bed and relax.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Ceiling fans have are installed in the lounge and bedroom. Kitchen completely modernised. Outside: Balcony overlooks the garden/swimming pool at the rear of the building, yet is quite private. It has the usual furniture with parasol. The pool area has plenty of shade and a large grassy area. There is a separate child's pool. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. Maid service and towel change for 1 week stays Longer stays include a bedding change. Other: The unit in the lounge contains hanging/storage space for guests sleeping in there.


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Apartment With Use Of Shared Swimming Pool
average rating of 4.783784 based on 38 reviews

A wonderful apartment, in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in this apartment and had booked again for next year before we'd returned home! The apartment itself is exceptionally clean and tidy, and has absolutely everything we needed for our stay - UK TV channels, wi fi, books, access to the use of bikes, towels (including beach towels) and a fully equipped kitchen. The shared pool is surrounded by lovely soft grass, whilst there are sun beds available we didn't feel the need to use them. This year, the pool bar / cafe was fully open, which meant we barely had to move from our sunny spots around the pool. It's a very short walk to the Marina (a couple of minutes) and we were spoiled for choice for places to eat and drink. We received an information pack prior to our stay, containing everything you need to know about the apartment, complex, and local area and the owners are very friendly and helpful throughout. Can't recommend this property enough, and can't wait to go back next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are absolutely delighted to share our second home with guests. We are always carrying out improvements to make it more like a home from home and welcome feedback. Shortly we will be looking to install a portable air conditioning unit as the temperatures creep up. Neil and Sue
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

We have had a wonderful holiday, the apartment is in a great location, only minutes walk away from shops, marina, and mini golf!

The apartment is a real home from home, clean and well equipped , with everything you could need. The apartment complex and pool were nice and quiet, so was very relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Beautiful Apartment in a Super Location

  • 5 of 5

Recently enjoyed a fabulous stay in Neil and Sue's apartment. It is lovely and comfy, and beautifully decorated and furnished.

A lot of careful consideration and love has gone into equipping the apartment so that guests feel like they are in a home from home.

Even beach towels are provided. The cleaning team are to be congratulated for the superb service they provide, and the airport taxi service which was booked for us was excellent - prompt, polite, and friendly.

The apartment is excellently situated to enjoy Vilamoura's amenities, just a few minutes walk to the supermarket, marina, and a great choice of restaurants.

The pool area is brilliant, just 100 metres from the apartment and has a grass area for sunbathing, and a shaded arbor equipped with tables and chairs for just relaxing and reading (check out Neil and Sue's library).

Many thanks Neil and Sue for making our holiday a really wonderful and happy event. Well done.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Our second stay and won't be our last

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay in Neil and Sue's apartment was equally as good if not better than our first (which was in May). I cannot stress enough how attentive they are, airport taxi's booked for you, soap and essentials including beach towels all provided (and we replenished before we left out of courtesy). The cleaning team and the Handyman provide a fabulous service as well. Everything you could wish for all in this one wonderful apartment including air con and ceiling fans. 1.5 miles from the beach, 100 meters from the pool and onsite cafe, 2 minute walk to the marina and supermarket. We did a lovely 5.5 mile walk through Vilamoura taking us up past Laguna, Millenimum and Victoria golf courses but you have the fantastic perk of free bike passes if you prefer to cycle, however if you are a golfer it is a 5 minute drive to the majority of the big courses. A totally fantastic location that we have truly fallen in love with. We are just working out when we can next go back as it is becoming home from home. Obviously it was a lot busier and noisier than in may on an evening but out on the main road and Marina rather than the apartment complex itself. The only thing I would say is you can't have balls or inflatables in the pool and they are quick to tell you so if you do and sun loungers are available (5 euros for a full day) but only allowed on the hard surfaces which provides no shade, I didn't mind being a sun worshipper but my partner sat in a plastic chair in the shade, this is no reflection on the apartment and Neil and Sue. Fabulous stay and thank you again, wonderful (virtual) hosts. xxx

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Good apartment and well located.

  • 4 of 5

It has good conditions but it has only a small problem, there is no dishwasher, but besides that everything was great.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: NEVER AGAIN will I rent out to a group of individuals of the same sex/gender. These four young males, (and others no doubt) absolutely trashed the apartment. Items have gone missing, others have been broken and the rubbish they left made it look like a council tip. The guests arriving on the day they left (31st July) were absolutely appalled and had to wait for a large team to remove the amount of rubbish and clean the apartment before they could move in. Never have I had guests treat the apartment with such disrespect. It makes you wonder how they treat their own home. Other owners take note
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Would deffinatley recommend

  • 5 of 5

Have had several holidays here, great location, close to shops, bars/restaurants and beach. Apartment itself has everything you need and more

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Vilamoura, Algarve

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
September '17
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October '17
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late season '17
28 Oct 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Out of season
6 Jan 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
28 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
July (2 weeks)
30 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High season (2018)
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Out of season 'late '18
27 Oct 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £50

Check the diary on the web-site in the first instance to establish availability. Then telephone or e-mail to ensure that there has been no last minute alteration. A deposit of 50% will be payable on booking, the balance being payable two weeks before departure. A refundable deposit of £50 (or 70 euros) will be payable with the final rental.

Changeover Day not fixed.
Bookings taken for a minimum of 1 week normally but shorter periods would be considered out of season or at short notice. Mid-week to mid-week bookings are perfectly acceptable. See 'Further details' for longer term lettings.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week. Stays of 1 month or more from November to March enjoy a substantial reduction - telephone Neil for the rates for longer stays. Any price quoted for long stays will not include services, which will be payable locally on departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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