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Luxury Penthouse apartment near Old Town Albufeira OR-A3A

Overview

Property

Updated: 30-Nov-2016
Huge wrap-around balcony, swimming pool & tennis court near the beach

This wonderful PENTHOUSE APARTMENT boasts panoramic VIEWS over ALBUFEIRA MARINA and the SEA and the beautifully landscaped gardens and sparkling swimming pool of ENCOSTA DA ORADA.

ALL DAY SUN and shady spots on the enormous WRAP-AROUND TERRACE are perfect for enjoying the SUPERB Algarvean weather and a FIRST CLASS self catering holiday.

ENCOSTA DA ORADA offers the very BEST in self-catering ACCOMMODATION with spectacular sea and coastal VIEWS and stunning swimming pools with cascading waterfalls.

It is a SHORT WALK to the vibrant ALBUFEIRA OLD TOWN which is very popular with holiday guests.

The OLD TOWN of ALBUFEIRA is one of the most popular tourist hotspots in the Algarve, with street entertainers and market stalls, restaurants, shops and bars spilling onto the narrow cobbled streets and a wonderful atmosphere. There is plenty of live music, karaoke and free summer concerts on the beautiful beaches, as well as various water sports.

Enjoy a COMPLIMENTARY WELCOME PACK from Algarve Getaways, when you arrive, with snacks and drinks after a long journey. We can also provide breakfast packs, beer, champagne or a cake or flowers for that special occasion.

PERSONAL MEET AND GREET by a member of the Algarve Getaways local management team, who are available throughout your stay should you need them.

FULLY AIR CONDITIONED and HEATED in bedrooms and living room, makes Encosta da Orada perfect for year-round vacation rentals.

ALBUFEIRA is also the BEST LOCATION IN THE ALGARVE FOR WINTER SUN and out of season bookings, as it is always open for business.

WITH OVER 300 DAYS OF SUNSHINE A YEAR, you can laze on the beaches and soak up the sun and savour the fresh mouth-watering food on offer at the BEACH RESTAURANTS.

FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN with top of the range appliances for every self-catering need.

WI-FI can be provided at a nominal charge, subject to availability.

ENCOSTA DA ORADA has excellent SECURITY ACCESS at all entrances and security shutters in the apartments.

The ALGARVE has some of the finest SANDY BEACHES in Europe and ALBUFEIRA HAS SEVERAL BLUE FLAG BEACHES to enjoy, including Fisherman’s Beach and Peneco Beach in the OLD TOWN of Albufeira, both a 10 minute stroll from Encosta da Orada, through the narrow cobbled streets of the Old Town.

Within a 5 – 10 minute drive, you will find several FABULOUS BEACHES from SÃO RAFAEL to GALÉ, including Castelo, Coelho, Evaristo and Salgados beaches, on the outskirts of Albufeira. All of them are in picturesque settings, with BEACH RESTAURANTS nestling in the sand or set against the majestic cliffs.

MANY WATER SPORTS can be enjoyed from Albufeira’s beaches , such as Praia da Oura, Fisherman’s Beach in the Old Town and Galé Beach, and Albufeira Marina, such as water-skiing, parasailing, scuba-diving, cruises, jet-skiing, dolphin watching, cave exploring, deep-sea fishing, sailing and much more.

ALBUFEIRA is ideally placed for visiting the popular WATER-PARKS in the Central Algarve, including Slide & Splash and Aqualand and ZOOMARINE, the wonderful AQUA-THEME PARK with its dolphin interaction program. Buses to these theme parks stop near Encosta da Orada.

ALGARVE SHOPPING, with its varied shops, cinemas, restaurants, hypermarket and private health clinic, is in Guia, a 10 minute drive from Encosta da Orada.

SIR CLIFF RICHARD’S VINEYARD, Adega do Cantor and Portugal’s famous CHICKEN PIRI-PIRI RESTAURANTS are also located in Guia.

ALBUFEIRA MARINA, with its restaurants, bars, water-sports and ALBUFEIRA KARTING, is a 10 minute walk from Encosta da Orada. VILAMOURA MARINA, one of the largest Marinas in Europe, is a 20 minute drive away.

Algarve Getaways’ INFORMATION FOLDER in each apartment is packed with restaurant recommendations, activities, sports, sightseeing and golf info, as well as public transport and so much more.

BABY EQUIPMENT: Cots, highchairs and pushchairs are available for hire. BABY BOUNCERS supplied FREE of charge.

CHILDREN ARE WELCOME EVERYWHERE in Portugal and restaurants in Albufeira will be happy to cater for them. Many bars also have karaoke and children’s facilities for them, including TV Games, table football and quiz nights.

Encosta da Orada has a wonderful CHILDRENS’ SWIMMING POOL and pretty LANDSCAPED GARDENS for children to play in. Please note however that the balcony railings in this complex can be climbed and it may not be suitable for active young children aged 2 – 5 years old. If you think it is unsuitable and would like further recommendations for apartments in Albufeira, please ask.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS, golf transfers and transfers to and from the station, theme parks or any other location can be arranged.

GOLFERS will be spoilt for choice with so many WORLD-CLASS GOLF COURSES located within easy reach. Albufeira is very central, with Balaia golf course, Sheraton Pine Cliffs, Salgados golf course and Vilamoura’s 6 golf courses, all within a 5 - 20 minute drive.

A CAR IS NOT NECESSARY if you are staying in Encosta da Orada, as Albufeira is well placed in the centre of the Algarve, with good public transport available.

A RENTAL CAR will however allow you the freedom to explore more of the Algarve with its interesting towns and beautiful beaches.

PERFECT FOR GROUP BOOKINGS; WE HAVE SEVERAL APARTMENTS IN THIS COMPLEX & OTHER LOCATIONS IN ALBUFEIRA. PLEASE ASK FOR DETAILS.

IF YOU DON’T SEE THE AVAILABILITY YOU WANT, PLEASE ASK. WE MAY HAVE SIMILAR APARTMENTS IN THE SAME COMPLEX OR NEARBY.

More Details

Details for holiday apartment OR-A3A, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

This wonderful penthouse apartment boasts panoramic views over Albufeira Marina and the sea and the beautifully landscaped gardens and sparkling swimming pool of Encosta da Orada. All day sun and shady spots on the enormous wrap-around terrace are perfect for enjoying the superb Algarvean weather and a first class self catering holiday. The apartment is situated in a prime location a short walk to the Albufeira Old Town and Fisherman’s Beach.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Manager

Algarve Getaways has been renting luxury self-catering holiday apartments and villas in the Algarve, Portugal since it was founded in 2000 by Barbara Derber.

Barbara, Irene and Elisabete are happy to answer any queries you may have and assist you in finding the perfect apartment or villa for your vacation in the sun.

Book your holiday of a lifetime with us, starting with a complimentary welcome pack on arrival and a warm greeting from a member of our local management team at Getaways Property Services, who will be on hand throughout your stay.

Large groups can easily be accommodated. We can also arrange airport transfers, baby equipment, golf clubs, breakfast packs if you are arriving late and any special requirements.

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Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese

11 Reviews

4.9
based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

5

Fantastic penthouse,clean, spacious, view are out.

  • 5 of 5

From start to finish the holiday and service, transfer, was excellent. Already booked for 2018. Algarve Getaways keep up the good work.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The apartment was lovely, very clean and well maintained. The views were amazing.

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our stay at the apartment. The views were amazing, especially at night with all the lights. However, the first thing we noticed when we were shown around was the traffic noise from the dual carriageway that runs across the back of the property. We had to keep the metal shutter down at night in the bedroom as it was so noisy at times. We had to sleep with the air conditioning on as it was so hot and couldn't have the door open. Also, sunbathing on the terrace it was quite noisy at certain times in the day. We chose this apartment as it states that it is close to all amenities, but it was quite a walk into the Old Town especially in 30 degree heat. We used taxis on a few occasions, but they are really expensive. We were charged 55 euros one way from the airport so wished we had pre-booked the transfers when making our booking as they only charge 60 euros both ways. My husband is a keen golfer so another reason we chose this apartment as we were told all the golf courses were within easy taxis distance. We were charged 55 euros on top of the golf fees for each taxi fare. We were quite disappointed with the Marina as there really wasn't much to look at and only a few restaurants/bars, so we didn't go back. Having said all this we thought the Old Town was lovely and found some fabulous restaurants. Our favourite being the Three Crowns roof terrace. The food and the views were to die for. Would we return to Albufeira.....sorry no! We had a lovely time, but prefer to be closer to all the amenities and not have to pay extortionate taxi fares. September 2016.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in this beautiful penthouse apartment, with its stunning views, by day or night. The Algarve is famous for its fabulous weather and year round sun and our apartments are equipped with efficient air conditioning units, to ensure that our guests have a comfortable night's sleep. If you leave the door open at the same time, it will not be as effective. The road next to the apartment is not a main route, so traffic noise can vary but we can offer guests alternative apartments in this complex, if they are sensitive to it. The walk into the Old Town is 5 - 8 minutes and there is also a bus stop right outside the complex, with a very regular service and busses are, of course, much cheaper than taxis. We repeatedly offered you airport transfers at 30 Euro each way, as they are a much cheaper and efficient service. We could have also provided cheap golf transfers for you too. Best wishes, Barbara at Algarve Getaways
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5

lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely apartment very spacious and large balconies and algarve getaways were a pleasure to deal with from start to finish will defenitly use again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The most amazing penthouse apartment ever!

  • 5 of 5

We want to give a huge thank you to the team at Algarve Getaways who truly made our one week break away back to our favorite destination Albuferia a memorable one. This apartment is not only absolutely stunning, the views, the space and the amenities are incredible. Please also use the airport transfers which make your holiday stress free from the moment you land until the moment you sadly leave. We will be back for sure!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous rental!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property. Well maintained. Apartment had everything we needed and the staff were excellent. Julie, especially, went out of her way to make sure everything was good. Property is in a great location, within walking distance to the Old Town. Our favourite Restaurants were Studio 54?? in Old Town and The Palladium in Guia. Would recommend this rental in a heartbeat and would certainly deal through the same company again! From day one of us renting, I had every question answered promptly - right down to how many hangers there were in our unit! A wonderful holiday!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Luxury apartment with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We were met at the gate by a lovely lady who showed us to the apartment. The cleaners were just finishing off but allowed us in and we were very impressed. Everything we needed was included, ie: washing machine, dishwasher, microwave etc. and all spotlessly clean. The balcony was amazing. It wrapped almost all around the apartment and was well fitted with sun loungers and table and chairs. A real suntrap but with shade too. We found a shortcut to the town centre although it was all uphill coming back. Better to take a taxi for around 3 euros. The only problem we had was that the jacuzzi bath did not work, and although it was reported twice, no one came to see it. A very nice apartment in a quiet location and we would very much recommend it to anyone looking for similar.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for review and I am delighted that you enjoyed this beautiful penthouse apartment so much. it is in such a wonderful position in Encosta da Orada, with its fabulous expansive balcony and breathtaking views. All our guests are met on arrival by a member of the Algarve Getaways local management team and I am pleased that you enjoyed this service. We did explain that unfortunately, we were waiting for a part for the jacuzzi bath and that is why we were unable to get it repaired during your stay. Unfortunately, we cannot foresee things like this happening and we are at the mercy of the suppliers but we do always try to respond to any issues that may arise as quickly and efficiently as we can. Taxis in the Algarve are cheap and if you don't want to walk back up the hill, you also have the option of a regular bus service that stops very near to Encosta da Orada. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Best wishes, Barbara at Algarve Getaways.
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro International, 30 minute drive at 40 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Old Town Albufeira and nearby, 3 - 5 minute walk at 0.2 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Salgados Golf, a 5 minute drive away at 6 Kilometres Nearest Train : Ferreiras Station, a 5 minute drive away at 6 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Several restaurants a 3 - 5 minute walk away at 0.3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Fisherman's Beach in Old Town, 10 minute's walk at 0.7 Kilometres Car: not necessary

ENCOSTA DA ORADA is in an ideal location for a perfect and relaxing holiday with the OLD TOWN of ALBUFEIRA being just a 5 – 8 MINUTE WALK away and FISHERMANS BEACH A 10 MINUTE WALK away.

The OLD TOWN OF ALBUFEIRA is one of the most popular tourist hotspots in the ALGARVE, with street entertainers and market stalls, restaurants, shops and bars spilling onto the narrow cobbled streets and a WONDERFUL ATMOSPHERE.

There is plenty of live music, karaoke and free summer concerts on the BEAUTIFUL BEACHES, as well as various WATER SPORTS.

ENCOSTA DA ORADA is on the western side of ALBUFEIRA, close to the Dolphin Roundabout on the hill between the ALBUFEIRA MARINA and the Old Town.

Some of the best SANDY BEACHES in the Algarve are within a 5 – 10 MINUTE drive, including Galé, Sao Rafael, Castelo, Evaristo and Salgados.

THE BUS STOP is very near ENCOSTA DA ORADA, with buses running every 30 minutes all day and most of the night.

Several SUPERMARKETS and MINI-MARKETS are located within a 5 – 7 minute walk, in the Old Town, Cerro Grande and in Pateo Village.

The popular Arte Bar in Cerro Grande is next door to the supermarket and is famous for its Sunday barbecues and lovely outdoor seating area.

The large supermarkets and hypermarkets are in the centre of Albufeira and a short bus ride or drive away.

THE TOURIST TRAIN does a circular route every 20 minutes to The Strip, Oura Beach, the Old Town and Fisherman's Beach and Albufeira Shopping.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS can be arranged by us at a total one-way price of €30 for 1 - 4 guests, €40 for 5 - 8 guests. A coach can be booked for large GROUPS.

CAR HIRE: use the car rental search engine on ALGARVE GETAWAYS to find the most competitive rates.

There is SECURE PARKING in Encosta da Orada.

ALBUFEIRA is located in the CENTRAL ALGARVE and is perfectly placed for visiting many top attractions. Popular WATER-PARKS include Slide & Splash and Aqualand and ZOOMARINE, the wonderful aqua-theme park with its dolphin interaction program is a must for the whole family.

Getting to the THEME PARKS is easy with their buses stopping near ENCOSTA DA ORADA.

Many WATER-SPORTS can be enjoyed from FISHERMAN’S BEACH in Albufeira Old Town or ALBUFEIRA MARINA, both a 10 minute walk from Encosta da Orada, such as water-skiing, parasailing, scuba-diving, cruises, jet-skiing, dolphin watching, cave exploring, deep-sea fishing, sailing, to name a few.

ALGARVE SHOPPING, the main shopping centre of the Central Algarve runs a FREE bus service to and from Albufeira, between March and October.

SIR CLIFF RICHARD’S VINEYARD, Adega do Cantor; and Portugal’s famous CHICKEN PIRI-PIRI RESTAURANTS, are all located in Guia, just 10 minutes’ drive away.

ENCOSTA DA ORADA is also perfectly situated for GOLFERS with Salgados golf course a 5 minute drive away and Balaia and Sheraton Pine Cliffs, a 10 minute drive away. The world class golf courses of Vilamoura are a 20 minute drive from Encosta da Orada.

We also HIRE out GOLF CLUBS and can arrange GOLF TRANSFERS.

CHEAP FLIGHTS can be booked to FARO AIRPORT. See the ALGARVE GETAWAYS ‘Links Page’ for links to numerous airlines.

You can also fly to LISBON or SEVILLE, both 2 hours away by car. There is a regular BUS SERVICE from both cities, as well as an excellent TRAIN SERVICE from Lisbon to Albufeira (Ferreiras).

Details on BUS SERVICES in the Algarve and to Lisbon and Spain can also be found through the ALGARVE GETAWAYS ‘Links Page’.

PERFECT FOR GROUP BOOKINGS; WE HAVE SEVERAL APARTMENTS IN THIS COMPLEX & OTHER LOCATIONS IN ALBUFEIRA. PLEASE ASK FOR DETAILS OR VISIT ALGARVEGETAWAYS.COM.

Availability

Rental rates

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November - December
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

DISCOUNTS UNTIL JUNE 2017, 10 NIGHTS OR MORE, ON MANY APARTMENTS & VILLAS. www.algarvegetaways.com
Fully flexible on length of stay and changeover days, providing fits with other bookings.
Maximum 4 adults.
Cot hire at €30 per week, high chair €15, stroller €10. Baby bouncer FREE.
Wi-Fi is available at €25 per week, subject to availability.
Mid-week towel change for weekly bookings. Weekly clean, linen and towel change for longer stays.
COMPLIMENTARY WELCOME PACK ON ARRIVAL.
PERFECT FOR GROUP BOOKINGS; WE HAVE SEVERAL APARTMENTS IN THIS COMPLEX & OTHER LOCATIONS IN ALBUFEIRA. PLEASE ASK FOR DETAILS.

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Facilities

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • town
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • This bathroom has heating.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Cots and high chairs are available for hire. Baby bouncers are free of charge, on request.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Facilities: • Sparkling pool with cascading waterfall. • Children’s pool. • Tennis court. • Landscaped gardens. • Secure on-site parking.

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