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Luxury Penthouse apartment near Old Town Albufeira OR-A3A

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 8 nights


About the property

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.



More Details

Property Manager
Algarve Getaways
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Calendar last updated:
28 April, 2017

About Algarve Getaways

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Cerro de Águia in Algarve

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • This bathroom has heating.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 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
Facilities: • Sparkling pool with cascading waterfall. • Children’s pool. • Tennis court. • Landscaped gardens. • Secure on-site parking.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)


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
Owner's Response: A belated thank you for your review! So pleased that everything went so well and you had a great holiday and we look forward to seeing you again, this year, in 2017! Best wishes, Barbara at Algarve Getaways
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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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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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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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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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Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.
You must be at least 18 years of age to make a booking.

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