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Apartment With Use Of Shared Swimming Pool

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 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
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

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 Vilamoura

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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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
  • Children welcome
  • 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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(44 traveller reviews)

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Apartment With Use Of Shared Swimming Pool
average rating of 4.681818 based on 45 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: 11-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 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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Lovely apartment in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 10 days and the apartment was ideal. Less than 5 minutes to the marina and some very good restaurants even closer. Very clean and well equipped. Bed linen and towels were changed half way through our 10 days. Excellent communication from the owner Neil. Would definitely book again.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Girlie break in Villamoura.

  • 1 of 5

The apartment was very nice, quiet, clean and within easy reach of the marina.

Would have been nice if the pool had sun beds as not everyone can lie on the grass.

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very upset with the marking of 1 star (our first) as the guest wrote the following:- The apartment was very nice, quiet, clean and within easy reach of the marina If it was to do with the lack of sunbeds, the grass is very comfortable (been lying on it for 13 years) and maintained in pristine condition. Sunbeds would spoil it and their would be no towels littering the place from 6am If sunbeds are that important, Vilamoura's 2 beaches (both within 10 minutes) have a number of them
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Another fab stay

  • 5 of 5

Just back from another lovely stay in this beautiful little apartment, always a pleasure to stay there, perfectly located and very well looked after. I’m sure we’ll be back before the end of the year!

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well located. Very clean apartment! We enjoyed our stay and would recommend it.

  • 4 of 5

We found this apartment to be very clean, good space and well located to town. We had a car and enjoyed having parking!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property was really lovely, close to marina and great access to local bikes!

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely couple of days stay here in October. Appartment was clean and well appointed and located close to marina. Owners have provided cards for local bikes which are great to use since its quite flat! Very sunny in Oct, was lovely.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Vilamoura, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
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
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 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
Refundable 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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