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Superior Apartment in Balaia Golf Village near Albufeira, fully Air-co free WiFi

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Air Conditioning


About the property

Superior Ground Floor Apartment in beautiful Balaia Golf Village near Albufeira, close to the Sea - Ground Floor Apartment In Award Winning Complex With Subtropical Gardens, close to all amenities

Beautiful individually interior designed apartment with 2 bedroom and 2 bathrooms. Located in what is considered one of the most outstanding developments in the Algarve. Set within mature pine, cork and almond trees and surrounded by orange groves it provides the most perfect holiday place. 9 hole par 3 golf course with superb club house, 6 swimming pools (2 heated), health club with Turkish bath, jacuzzi and indoor pool, 4 tennis courts, beautiful restaurant, bar, small supermarket. Shops all within easy access to the apartment. 10 minutes walk to the sandy beach, 5 minutes drive to Albufeira.

Friede Sheikh
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, German
Calendar last updated:
25 March, 2018

About Friede Sheikh

I live in England with my family and we love Portugal, it is a fantastic place to go for holidays. We bought the apartment in 2001 and spent many wonderful holidays there. It was my special wish to make the apartment as comfortable and luxurious as possible. Judging from all the feedback from my guests I must have achieved it. Everything was chosen with great love and care, no expense spared and the comfort of my guests in mind. Most apartments have only one sofa to sit on and then just chairs for everyone else. Here everyone has a very nice seat, that is surely what you want for your holiday.

Every time I have to leave I wish I could stay there, one day I just might.

Friede Sheikh purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Friede Sheikh chose Albufeira

The reason for buying this particular apartment was the safety for any children being there There is a large enclosed grassed area in the back with trees for shade and sun all day if you wish to sunbathe.

Reception and the little supermarket for morning bread are a 2 min walk, everything is so handy.

What makes this apartment unique

This is truly one of the best furnished apartments in Balaia with lots of very special features and comfort which only very few provide.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Fantastic place for a holiday and the most stunning apartment' - Liz Hill and family

'I keep coming back to the place, have a wonderful holiday every year, the apartment is exceptionally beautiful and the grounds and pools are all you could wish for' - Barbara Harmer
Feb 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in the Albufeira in the Municipality of Albufeira

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • resort
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 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 to bedroom 1 with bath/shower, bidet and WC. Separate bathroom with bath/shower, bidet and WC.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Air-con in both bedrooms, Bedroom 1 with twin beds, large ceiling fan, fitted wardrobes, hairdryer, en-suite bathroom and patio doors to terrace. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, large ceiling fan, fitted wardrobes and separate bathroom. Cot at no extra.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
Notes on accommodation: Apartment well suited for children, secure grass area behind patio, sun all day, trees if shade required. Fully air-conditioned + ceiling fans in summer and superb wood burner and heating on cooler evenings. Outside: Terrace in sunny aspect and with trees onto large secure grassed area. Patio table plus 6 chairs, parasol and sun loungers. Complex set in beautiful sub-tropical gardens with apartments set very privately. Sunny patio with table and 6 chairs, parasol, deckchairs. 6 swimming pools (2 heated). Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, iron, ironing board and wash stand. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels are provided, Cleaning provided on departure. Beach towels not provided. Extra linen, towel change and cleaning can be arranged by reception at holiday guests cost due to different individual requirements. Other: Separate dining area with beautiful table and chairs, patio doors leading to terraces with table and 6 chairs.


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Superior Apartment in Balaia Golf Village near Albufeira, fully Air-co free WiFi
average rating of 4.75 based on 9 reviews

Beautiful apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this beautiful apartment, close to all amenities and a short walk to the stunning beach. Balaia is such a lovely resort, 6 pools to choose from and beautiful tropical gardens. The owner was very helpful and went out of the way when we needed some assistance. The safe area next to the patio is was great for the children to play.

It was truly one of our best holidays and we will definitely be coming again.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful apartment of the highest quality.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic apartment with all the modern conveiniences. Satelite TV, air con, dishwasher, washing machine and drier. Furnished to a very high standard by an owner who obviously loves this holiday home. It really feels like a home from home. Fixtures and fittings of a high standard. Baliai Golf Village is a grade A resort with many activities and beautiful grounds and pools. Will definitley return again. Excellent value for money.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really glad you enjoyed you enjoyed your holidays in lovely Balaia. Hope to welcome you again some time.
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A fantastic family holiday location

  • 5 of 5

Just returned today from a fantastic holiday in Balaia. The apartment is well equipped and Friede has done everything to ensure a comfy stay. The location of the apartment is great. Yes, as a previous reviewer has stated it is close to the entrance of the park and therefore the road but this in my view does absolutely nothing to detract from the beauty of the apartment. With two young children the outdoor area, directly adjacent to the apartment was ideal. We spent most evenings relaxing on the patio and making use of the bbq - so completely disagree with the views of the previous reviewer. There are plenty of local restaurants offering take away options so with a young family this was once again very convenient. The nearest pool is less than a minutes walk and there is plenty going on in the day. A walk up to the top of the park and the club house is highly recommended - very picturesque. All in all a fab holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear this, my efforts to have a lovely holiday home for my guests is obviously appreciated. Friede
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O keeffe

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in Balaia numerous times but this is one of the best apartments we stayed in.Comfortable and beautifully decorated.Beds very comfortable and all the facilities you need.Location good as it is at the front of complex,near reception.It felt like a home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for that great review. I really do try to make it as comfortable as possible for my guests in the lovely apartment.
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The apartment was well equipped.

  • 3 of 5

The location of the apartment was terrible, not only was it right beside a busy road there was a building site the other side of the road. It was not the relaxing holiday listening to drills while having lunch outside on the patio. Also I did not find the reception staff very helpful. The food in the restuarant was just about edible.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really sorry that you did not enjoy your holiday. Many apartments on this big complex are close to the road but all the holiday activities are taking place towards the centre and any draw backs are reflected in the price. You get a beautiful superior apartment for the cheapest rate. It is situated so conveniently near the big pool, reception and supermarket and has a safe playing area for children at the back. The wonderful tropical gardens, the Golf Course and the lovely Club House are just a short walk away, and there are 6 pools to choose from, the restaurant is actually really lovely and I never had any complaints. The apartment is one of the most beautiful ones on the complex, big armchairs and sofa, wood burning stove for off season evenings, free WiFi, travel cot and everything lovingly designed for the comfort of my guests. It speaks for itself that a great number of my guests are returning year after year and have left many positive reviews. Friede
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Winter in Balaia

  • 5 of 5

Our month in this lovely apartment was delightful. NIcely decorated, comfy beds, and all the conveniences at hand. Sunday dinner at the golf clubhouse is not to be missed. Great location for day trips. Owner and all the resort staff were attentive and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your time, it is very important to us to ensure your holiday is everything you hope for. Our aim is to provide a comfortable stay in our beautiful apartment in this lovely resort with all the amenities you could wish for. We have many happy returning guests, who appreciate the care taken to ensure a wonderful holiday.
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2 beautiful sandy beaches, Maria Louisa and Santa Eulalia are a 10 min walk from the apartment and offer sunloungers, restaurants and water sports.


Easy access from airport, Faro airport is a 30 min drive. Car hire or airport transfer can be arranged. Taxis can be booked via reception.


Albufeira 5 min by car. Plenty of restaurants and shops within walking distance.

Further Details:

Reception very helpful and great for advice. Small supermarket, newsagent, hairdresser and superb restaurant on complex within 2 min walk. Several water parks and entertainment for children on request from reception. Children's crèche in high season.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in the Albufeira, Portugal

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 11
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 12
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
20% deposit at time of booking required, the balance within 8 weeks before departure. £100 refundable security deposit with balance of payment.

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