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Ground Floor Apartment With Air Conditioning On Balaia Golf Complex

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Air Conditioning


About the property

Apartment in Balaia Golf Village Albufeira, Central Algarve - Situated At The Front Of Complex, Close To All Amenities

This 2 bedroom 2 bathroom ground floor apartment is situated near to the entrance of the complex making all amenities easily accessible. Including tennis courts, swimming pools (2 heated), health club, restaurants and shops. The 9 hole Golf Course is only a few minutes walk away. The apartment has all modern conveniences is spacious and modern with full air-conditioning. Local beaches 10 minute walk away

About Us

carol McArdle
18 Grey Towers Drive, Nunthorpe
TS70LS Middlesbrough
VAT Reg No

Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About The Owner

We are a family of 4 from the North East of England with our children fast growing up wanted to have a second home in Portugal, where we first visited on our honeymoon.

Balaia has proved the ideal place for family holidays. The fact that our children are now young adults themselves they still enjoy going every year speaks for itself.

Why The Owner chose Albufeira

We first visited Balaia as a family in August 2004 after finding the resort on Owners Direct whilst arranging our own holiday instead of usual 'package' holidays.

From this very first visit we all fell in love with the place, its location, friendliness, safety and facilities.

After returning in 2005 we then went on to purchase our own apartment and completed this in February 2006.

The apartment you see is our 2nd home in Portugal. We hope you will also treat as your 2nd home.

What makes this apartment unique

We enjoy the location of our apartment as it is close to the entrance of the complex. Making it easy for us to walk to the beach or shop, access local transport or walk to nearby restaurants.

We enjoy being only 1 minute away from the main pool heated in the low season, tennis courts and indoor gym and a short walk to play golf or practice on the driving range.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Finally back from Portugal, Algarve - we had a fantastic holiday and were totally graced by the incredible weather. The apartment was excellent - we had everything we needed and the location was, as always, fantastic. We found the ground level absolutely perfect for the kids – waking up in the morning was truly very much easier... We really did love Balaia Golf Village and we're obviously hopeful to go back again. We would be grateful to keep your contact at hand for a future occasion - could you kindly agree?

Nancy and family (Italy).

The holiday was fantastic and the apartment was great!

I hope to receive my holiday dates for next year and as soon as I do I will be in contact.

Christopher (UK).
Oct 2006
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in the Albufeira in the Municipality of Albufeira

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • En-suite bathroom refurbished for 2014 with shower, toilet and bidet. Bathroom 2 refurbished for 2014 with bath, shower, toilet and bidet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with twin beds, en-suite, air conditioning, ample wardrobe and drawer space and a security safe. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, TV, air conditioning ample wardrobe and drawer space.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
Notes on accommodation: The accommodation is available to rent all year round with room and ceiling fans for the summer and heaters for the cooler seasons. The apartment has also full air-conditioning installed. Please no smoking inside the apartment however you are welcome to smoke on the terrace. Maid and linen services are provided weekly. Beach towels are not provided you will need to bring your own. Outside: Landscaped gardens with pine, cork and almond trees. Patio chairs and table for 6. 2 sun loungers and umbrella. Use of 6x shared swimming pools with children’s pools. Main pool less than a mins walk from the apartment, heated out of main season. Local supermarkets and newspapers closeby. Utility Room: Washer and dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Weekly maid, towel, linen is included additional services can be arranged and paid for at time of booking.


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Ground Floor Apartment With Air Conditioning On Balaia Golf Complex
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A perfect apartment for a family holiday

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We loved the apartment... it was spacious, modern, clean and so well located.

Carol was so accommodating and there to answer any queries. Our boys loved their trip to Balaia!!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Maria Luisa and Santa Eulalia beaches are close by within 5 mins walking distance. Balaia is ideally positioned for short explorations to the fishing beach at Olho's de Agua and into old Albufeira town.


Faro airport is less than 30km away approx 20 mins by car or taxi. Car hire is not essential the local bus service runs past the complex. Travel to Lagos, Loule, Portimao, or Vilamoura with its attractive marina and surrounding golf courses. Also within easy reach are water-parks and a Zoo marine-park, both popular with children. To round off your visit, the Algarve Shopping Mall on the N125 provides a selection of fine shops in a very Portuguese style.


Albufeira is a 5 min car ride or a 20 min walk away and is full of things to do, with plenty of restaurants, bars entertainment and shops. There are several local restaurants, very reasonably priced, within a few mins walking distance of Balaia, offering a variety of menus, in particular, traditional Portuguese fish dishes. There are several small supermarkets nearby for day-to-day needs.

Further Details:

There is on site management and security along with an excellent 24 hour reception, where you can change money, book taxis, book airport transfers, arrange baby sitting, hire cots etc. You will find them always most helpful. Reception also has an internet facility and wireless network access for guests (local charges apply for internet and wireless access).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in the Albufeira, Portugal

Rental Basis:
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1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Contact the owner for availability. A deposit of 20% of the total cost is required upon booking or the full balance of the account if less than 8 weeks to departure. Any balance is due no later than 8 weeks before the apartment rental period or the booking may be lost. Prices quoted include water, electricity, linen and maid service once per full week. Additional services can be arranged such as cot, high chair hire, and airport transfers. Payment accepted in UK pounds or Euros by BACS.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible. Check in not normally before 2pm. Checkout by 10am to allow for apartment preparation for incoming guests however this can be flexible with prior arrangement with the owner and subject to apartment availability.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
Crossover of dates will be calculated pro rata. Contact owner for discounts on long term lets out of main season.

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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