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Apartment With Private Pool Area, Exceptionally Well Maintained Lawns And Pool

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in Vilamoura,Central Algarve - Peaceful Location Close To All Amenities

Private English-owned apartment, clean open plan living situated very close to Vilamoura and Quartiera, makes it ideal for both family holidays and those of you taking a golfing break. The apartment is situated on the 1st floor with a private terrace area, ideal for BBQ's. It boasts all the modern requirements, Sky TV in all rooms, wifi is also available in the apartment . It boasts 2 bathrooms, one larger en-suite and another small bathroom off the other room . It has full Air conditioning in the lounge area and both bedrooms. It is situated cLose to all amenities, local supermarket, restaurants, excellent beaches. Puro beach is very popular which can be found behind the trivoli hotel at the harbour. There is a fabulous walkway that has been opened that links vilamoura to quartera by promenade, it is a great walk if you are up to it, very flat and leisurely to do. Or you can visit the on-site bar and restaurant run by very friendly people, always keen to be of service.Take a stroll to Vilamoura or jump in a taxi for around 5 euros. Golferias offers a superb family pool area, safe and clean and one of the best kept pools in the area. You can make the most of the terrace area and BBQ for the family or simply stroll to local bars and restaurants and explore the fabulous Portuguese cooking. The back street places are a great way to taste different types of dishes , not expensive at all. Chicken piri piri is a local speciality, call in at la cabana for an evening of great food and excellent service. Check out the yellow file in the apartment to see where previous guests have been to and written their findings in this file . On the whole a great place to take a break, clean, friendly and very suitable for all ages .

We are as flexible as we can possible be with week to week bookings. Check in times for the apartment are 3.00pm onwards and checkout times are 10.00am . We can sometimes offer a late check out but there is a charge of £40.00 for this service . Only when we have available times can we offer this to our guest .

Anything we have missed that you may wish to enquiry about, feel free to drop us an email, we are always happy to help in any way.

More Details

Lesley Barnes
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 December, 2017

About Lesley Barnes

Julian and I are in our 40's now, we have spent a lifetime carefully renovating property both in the UK and abroad. We believe that you work hard all year and when you travel, it should be made as relaxing as possible. We bought 2 properties in our most favourite places in the world, Portugal and the Lake District National Park.

They have both been lovingly cared for over the years and all our guests have been more than happy with their choice of holiday, we hope you will be too. Location is important to everyone, we feel we have managed to capture the beauty of the local area and yet you are not tucked away without all the creature comforts of local shops, restaurants, bars, beaches & local attractions. Any questions, just call us, we are more than happy to help anytime.

Lesley Barnes purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Lesley Barnes chose Vilamoura

Great place, superb location, short flight, good flight options, 20 minute transfer from the airport, friendly people, close to everything, just a lovely place to take a break. Recently undergone a facelift May 2013 making it feel very modern and light.

Very popular beach is situated behind the Trivoli hotel in Vilamoura, superb facilities. Puro beach offers a great setting for everyone .

What makes this apartment unique

We chose this destination to buy because of its Portuguese charm, it is a great place to explore and is so close to all facilities, you can walk to the beach or stay round the pool. There are lots of very traditional places to eat within walking distance of the apartment or you can stroll to the harbour and take in the restaurants there. There is a supermarket practically 5 minutes walk away from the apartment, this makes life very easy if you have children and your on a budget. The pool area is second to none and the owners take pride with the surrounding gardens. The bar is brilliant, very friendly people, superb facilities for adults and children. We have internet in the apartment, but it is also available in the on site bar area and pool, just ask at the bar.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for allowing us to use your apartment. It truly was a tremendous week and I think accommodation is very important whilst on holiday. We treated it like our own while there, with the greatest respect for it also. It was a pleasure to deal with you and you will hear from us again for next year. Kindest regards, Moira Mahoney 29/09/2014

The apartment was very clean and tidy, well furnished with all of the day to day things you need. The balcony was a real bonus - a sun trap. The location was great and the use of the pool meant you could relax. It was also a pleasure dealing with the owners from initial enquiry to return of the deposit.


Just wanted to say thanks again for letting us rent your lovely apartment - we had such a wonderful holiday I'm already looking for flights for our next trip - possibly October ;) Wonderful place, so relaxed, such friendly people and the weather was glorious! It hit 90 on one day!

Many thanks


‘We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and found the accommodation to be of the highest order. I would have no hesitation in using it again in the future or in recommending it to friends and family’

'Nice resort with friendly people, definitely would go again’

'Just got back from our brilliant holiday in Portugal. Your apartment is fantastic we didnt want to come home, the weather was scorching hot, spent a lot of the the time on the beach totaly loved it. Hopefully we will book with you again later in the year'. Babs & Moss

'Just a note to say what a brilliant apartment you have , it was a true home for home especially the sky tv. We had a great holiday and will definately book again
Aug 2005
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Vilamoura in Quarteira

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • En-suite bathroom to double room, complete with wc, shower, sink. Separate shower room to twin bedroom, complete with wc, shower, sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 adults ( 2 Bedrooms) 4 adults + small children can use additional camp bed . But please note, the additional bed is only suitable for a small child. Notes on bedrooms: Double bedroom with en-suite. Twin room with separate shower room. 1 extra bed are pull out beds, suitable for children up 12 years of age. Very light and airy, complete with all mod cons, TV's etc - Comfortable beds is a comment we get all the time, each room has air conditioning/heating
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The apartment has air-conditioning, which also works as a heating system through the winter months if required. Cots and high chairs are available from outside sources, please ask for details. The apartment also has safe for valuables during your stay. Outside:The pool area is one of the biggest and most beautiful pools available in the surrounding area. Surrounded by stunning flower beds, neat lawns and safe gates for security, it makes it a very relaxing way to spend your days. Pool passes are provided at a cost of 5 euros per person over 12 years, this is paid direct to the Honorio staff on collection of access cards. This charge is solely for your insurance during your stay. Snacks are available from the on-site bar at very reasonable prices, along with a restaurant to dine in. Towels and linen are included. The property is cleaned weekly, mid week linen changes are optional for a small charge. A great south facing terrace complete with BBQ area. 1st floor ensures you are not overlooked. The pool is situated in the Honorio Apt, 1 minutes walk away from Golferias, open from mid April through to October. Public transport is also close by.


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Thoroughly Enjoyed

  • 4 of 5

I stayed here for a week and I can't fault the apartment and pool. The apartment is as described and the pool that it has access to is lovely and great for relaxing.

The apt is about a half hour walk to Vilamoura and 10-15 minutes from the beach. We thought the location was perfect and there are loads of little restaurants nearby of good quality. There are also a couple of big supermarkets within 5 mins walk.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely apartment on a great complex

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from 10 nights away. The apartment is lovely with everything you need already provided, right down to beach towels and plug adapters.

The pool area is great and the pool itself is a good size. We never bothered trying to get a lounger but put our towels on the grassed area instead which gave us more room to spread out.

Quarteira itself is probably a 20-25 minute walk and Vilamoura a little further still. However, I downloaded the Uber app whilst away and a trip to the marina in Vilamoura was just over 3 euros and we never had to wait any longer than 5 minutes for one to arrive. By the time you've booked one and walked to the end of the road it would practically be there.

Both resorts have plenty of bars and restaurants but our family (2 adults and a 12 yr old and 15 yr old) preferred the setting of Vilamoura as it was larger and had a wider selection of eateries.

On leaving the airport, our taxi driver was a little confused as to the location of the apartment so my advice would be to tell them to had to Volta Do Remo, the apartments are just along this road.

I would not hesitate to recommend this apartment and Lesley has been extremely helpful and friendly and quickly responds to any communication you have with her.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our holiday at Lesley's apartment. The property itself is very well maintained with all the 'mod cons', extremely friendly neighbours and area in general and very safe gated complex with the pool just across the complex and beech just a short walk away. We would definately recommend and return.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Apartment!

  • 5 of 5

Great communication with Lesley from our first enquiry and throughout. On arrival we found the property to be bright and airy with everything we needed, very clean and well maintained. The balcony area was a plus as it was large enough to feel comfortable whilst sitting outside. The pool area was a 2 minute walk in the opposite complex, very large clean pool and well cared for. There are great local restaurants within walking distance and supermarket locally that caters for most needs.

I would not hesitate to recommend this gem of an apartment and would definately stay here again on my return to Portugal.

Regards Michelle

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Secure Apartment, it had everything that we needed and wanted, highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 10 nights with our 2 kids (10 and 8) From stepping into the apartment we felt at home, as it is compact yet spacious and decorated in a lovely traditional Portuguese/ Modern way. It is equipped with everything you might need and more, and the outdoor terrace is really fantastic and private and we BBQd a few times. The security is top notch and the steel shutters made brilliant black out blinds. It was very quiet apart from the occasional dog barking and it is definitely one of the best kept apartments on the complex.

The Air Con and Sky TV kept everyone happy. The Honorio swimming pool and bar were fantastic, a really large pool and lots of sunbeds, and shady areas. The price of the drinks, ice cream and bar snacks were really reasonable. We could not fault it at all. We enjoyed all the food that we sampled and the supermarket is a short walk away and is really well stocked. Our favourite meal out was at La cabane, which was recommended to us by Antonio, (The airport transfer service which was recommended by Lesley, this too was excellent) La Cabane is a 5 minute walk with reasonably priced Al la Carte Portuguese Food.

If you like waterparks, Aquashow was a brilliant day out, its just a couple of miles away, spotlessly clean, I loved it, and I don't even like water!! We took a taxi for about 6 Euros each way.Its quite expensive to eat in the café, but you can take a picnic. We really enjoyed Loule / Quarteira Beach, again very clean which is about 20 minutes walk and Villamora Harbour, which wasn't as expensive as I expected. We didn't hire a car and didn't feel like we needed one. Overall a brilliant first experience of Portugal, close to the airport and everything that you would need. Lesley was really helpful throughout the whole experience which was seamless from end to end

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review, it's always nice to hear your hard earned holiday was enjoyable . Great feed back and truly appreciated x
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Great Apartment & Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival you will realise why this Apartment gets such great Reviews. Immaculately clean & obviously very well looked after. We are a family of 4 which stayed here for a week in April. With a Son aged 20 & Daughter of 16 I guess most people will understand that having good wireless & Sky Sports on the TV was all they really needed!! As for the location, for us it was ideal. A fairly quiet part of Town but within easy reach of Quarteira Beach Front & a nice 20 minute walk to the fantastic Marina at Vilamoura. The Swimming Pool & Bar Area at the adjacent apartments were ideal as well, very clean & very helpful & friendly staff. We had no problems at all during our stay & the apartment was everything stated on this page & more. The owner, Lesley was very helpful with any queries from the day we booked.

We had a great time with fantastic weather & would not hesitate to recommend this apartment to our family & friends. I hope we can come back soon.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Roger , this is lovely to read and we are always happy to hear that our guests have enjoyed their holiday . Hope to see you back very soon 👍
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
10 minutes away
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
5minutes walk
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Trivoli beach
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Zoomarine is less than 15 minutes away by car, you could drive, take a cab or catch the local bus service. Aqua Show is 5 minutes away by car, this is great for the whole family, special tickets are available for a one off pass to use for the duration of your stay. Go Carting is another fun way to pass the holiday. Carts for all ages from 3 to 73 (10 mins drive). Horse riding is great if you know how. Why not learn where nobody knows you (10 minutes from the apartment). Fishing trips available, golf courses to pass the time and practice your swing.

Eating out is great, Vilamoura has a great selection to offer, however the back streets near the apartment have some surprises too. Just take a wonder and see for yourself, you will find the best Chicken Piri Piri House a 5 minute walk away from the apartment. Situated across from Jaffers supermarket you won't find better, try it if you get chance. A Cabana restaurant is also a favorite of the locals, superb food within walking distance.


The nearest beach is 1500 meters away (10 minutes). A unique model train transports holiday makers to and from the nearest beach every hour. You have a choice of several beaches, some further away than others, but all easily accessible. Previous guests have left maps etc in the red information file in the apartment, do check them out. Local bike hire is available from certain parts of the surrounding area, just ask at the local Piri Piri, he will point you in the right direction.

Puro beach - situated behind the Tivoli hotel is a fabulous was to relax and enjoy the sunshine. Resident DJ is there Thursdays through to Sundays from 4.00pm onwards. They offer a selection of light bites there too.

Aqua Park is situated about 5 mins from Golferias complex, just a short taxi ride - This is one, if not the largest water park in the Algarve- it makes for a great day out with the family, fun, rides, slides, picnic areas and many more fabulous things to to there.


20 minutes from Faro Airport. Taxi costs between 25-30 euros door to door. Car hire is available if required, just ask for details when booking. The apartment is superbly situated should you chose to use public transport. Buses (coaches) run to all areas of the Algarve such as Lagos, Loule, Albefuera, Vale Do Lobo and many more, this makes sight seeing very easy if you do not wish to hire a car. The cost of return tickets are more than reasonable and the time table is easy to follow.


Outside the complex the main area for shopping and bars is only a five minute walk away. For those who enjoy self catering the local supermarket is stocked with all the essentials at very reasonable prices. If you who like an evening walk why not stroll into Vilamoura harbour. In just 15 minutes you will be amongst the most magnificent shops and bars. Taxi rides are easy and accessible for those who don’t like to walk anywhere. The average cost of a taxi into Vilamoura is €5.00.

Further Details:

Above all, the Algarve is a children's haven; they can choose whatever daily excursion takes their fancy. They could visit the Aqua Show, a fun family park, Zoomarine where they get to swim with the dolphins, several exciting water parks, horse riding, Algarve Zoo or take a cruise around the Algarve. There’s plenty of grilled chicken and chips or if they want they can try the local restaurants and enjoy the Algarve’s classic speciality dishes. If not, then Portugal is guaranteed to have something to offer even the most discerning palate. Why not end your perfect day with a pleasant stroll to Vilamoura harbour to watch the sunset as you soak up the sights and sounds of this truly cosmopolitan area amongst some magnificent shops and bars.

There is a fabulous walk along the waterfront, stretching from Vilamoura right through to Quartiera. This has been a huge project undertaken by the Portuguese and has provided the locals and holiday makers to enjoy a pathway , day or night to walk or cycle. Call in at the local eateries and bars along the way.

The traditional chorizo festival ‘Festa das Chouriças’ Querença. It is in honour of São Luís, the local patron saint of animals, and combines traditional gastronomy with religious customs.

The event is “reminiscent of a time when families living in the Algarve countryside would breed pigs to provide sustenance through the year”. Locals would ask São Luís to watch over the animals to guarantee food for the family. As a token of appreciation, people would then offer the saint their best homemade chorizo. Thus this fair keeps the custom alive.

Google the festivities in Central Algarve prior to your trip - chose which event suits you and go along and truly appreciate the Portuguese way of life/


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Vilamoura, Algarve

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 18
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 19
1 Feb 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
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for 7 nights
Rate 20
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 May 2018 - 14 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 22
15 Jun 2018 - 13 Sep 2018
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Rate 23
14 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
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for 7 nights
Rate 24
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 25
1 Feb 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
All bookings are subject to a 30% deposit of the value of the rental upon receipt of the confirmation issued by us. It is your responsibility to check this carefully to see that it matches your booking form. All payments will be charged (if applicable) at the agreed rate of exchange on the date of our confirmation of booking. Should the deposit not be received by us within 7 days, we reserve the right to assume you no longer wish to proceed with the booking, and offer these dates as available.

Changeover Day:
Flexible, dependant on bookings at the time. We will always try to accommodate early arrivals and late departures if at all possible.

Notes on prices:
We do offer discounts for late bookings, please call for details and prices.

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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