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Light filled spacious 2 bedroom apartment near resort pool and beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Apartment in Dunas Douradas, Nr. Vale do Lobo, Central Algarve - Peaceful Location, 20 mins walk to the Beach

This spacious, bright, first floor apartment is situated in a quiet location of the resort, and is within a short walk to all the facilities of Dunas Douradas. These include a very large outdoor pool, a baby pool, a lovely terrace with lots of sunbeds, 2 tennis courts, Xenia the restaurant with its lively bar and the main reception. It is within a 20 mins. walk to the beach or 5 mins. drive. The mini market is beside the clubhouse.

The open plan layout of the apartment gives a feeling of light and space and as you enter the whole apartment opens up in front of you right through to the south facing covered terrace overlooking landscaped gardens. This is the perfect place to enjoy a quiet relaxing breakfast or an al-fresco barbecue evening meal.

The open-plan kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer and microwave, conveniently located beside the dining area.

The guest bedroom and its adjacent shower/WC room is to the right of the entrance. Here there is also a large walk-in lockup area where buckets and spades, beach body boards and additional blankets and duvets are stored. This can also be used as a lockup for any valuable items.

The south facing master bedroom floods with sunshine in the morning, it has a double bed and an ensuite bathroom. Both bedrooms have air-conditioning units (hot and cold). The living room is very tastefully furnished to ensure easy holiday living and has a flat screen TV with cable TV, a DVD and radio/CD player. The main sofa has a pull-out bed.

Wi Fi for internet connection is available free of charge in the apartment.

MINIMARKET: There is a small mini market near the main Clubhouse which stocks the basics. In the summer it is open each day, in winter it has set times (please check these at Reception).

TENNIS: There are two tennis courts within a 3 minutes walk from the property. A resident coach is available. The courts can be booked through the main Reception.

Within a 5 minutes drive are the 14 courts of the Vale do Lobo Tennis Club and there are weekly programmes of coaching and competitions. In Quinta do Lago, there is also Jim Stewarts Tennis Academy for weekly roll-ups.

RESTAURANTS / ENTERTAINMENT: There is an immense choice of restaurants for all tastes and budgets. Information and recommendations are available form Reception or found in the info booklet in the apartment.

There are two shopping centres within a 10 minutes drive from the resort. At the Buganvilia shopping centre you will find cafés, an Italian restaurant, an Indian restaurant, and an upmarket Japanese Sushi & Steak house. During July and August, a classy nightclub/bar is open.

Quinta Shopping is an elegant open area of luxury shops and restaurants, outdoor cafés and potted trees, creating a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy lunch, dinner or just an evening drink at the nearby pub, the Melting Pot. Here you will also find 3 very upmarket restaurants, catering for most palates. If all you're looking for is a lunchtime salad or baguette, Deliti or Cubo are the perfect place.

More Details

Linda Forbes-Van Laere
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French, Portuguese, Email enquiries in Spanish: reply in Spanish
Calendar last updated:
16 February, 2017

About Linda Forbes-Van Laere

My husband (Irish) and I (Belgian) have lived in Portugal since 1987 and love this beautiful country and its people. My husband has his own business offering project management services. We have two sons (24 and 19) who are in university in Dublin.

As I live near our rental property, I am able to give a personalised service to clients and I like to pay particular attention to the little details that make the difference in a holiday.

Linda Forbes-Van Laere purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Linda Forbes-Van Laere chose Almancil area

We bought the apartment because we felt that Dunas Douradas (which means golden dunes) is the perfect spot for a wonderful holiday. Although it is set in a quiet location within the resort, the apartment is close to all the facilities of the clubhouse, and the beach is just a 5 mins drive away. On the beach, sun shades and loungers can be hired, there are water sports available in the summer months and the beach restaurants are open all year. Within a short drive there are also lots restaurants and nightlife. For golfers, there are many golf courses in the area. Families can relax knowing they are in a safe environment.

What makes this apartment unique

Dunas Douradas is a fantastic resort for a holiday as it is so near the beach and many facilities.

We provide beach/pool towels so you don't have to bring those with you. There's always a good supply of buckets, spades and body boards for the kids.


5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)


Home from home

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was perfectly situated near to the reception, pool, tennis courts and Pool bar and restaurant. It is about 10 minutes stroll from the beach where there are other bars and restaurants. The complex is well designed and constantly being tidied and manicured to a very high standard. The apartment is very well equipped and furnished and the owners being local means that if there is any thing one needs they are on hand.

I fully recommend this apartment and although it is not inexpensive you get what you pay for.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid season
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid season
18 Mar 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High season
3 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak season
15 Jul 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
19 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
9 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
7 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking is done through the owner of the apartment. 50% of the rental cost is required upon booking as a deposit. The balance to be paid 30 days prior to arrival. Payment accepted by cheque or cash, in sterling or in euro.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover is preferred, however during the less busy season; other arrival days can be accepted. Entry to the apartment is usually around 3pm and departure should be 10.30am. Early/late flights please let me know and I'll try to accommodate.

Notes on prices:
Rental prices are in Euros. Payment in sterling accepted. Long winter lets considered, price on request. Late bookings may be discounted depending on availability and not in June to end August. 3 or 4 nights bookings considered (not possible in July or August).

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Vale do Garrão in Loule region

Property Type:
  • apartment
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with bath/shower over, WC and bidet. Adjacent shower room to bedroom 1 with walk in shower, WC.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with twin beds. Bedroom 2 with double bed.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Both bedrooms have air conditioning/heater units. There are additional radiators and fans if required. Outside: The terrace is equipped with a gas BBQ, a patio table, 4 chairs and 2 reclining chairs. Utility Room: Additional fans and radiators available in the utility room. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Maid service is 3 times a week with one full linen change per week. If required, daily maid service can be organised at additional cost. Cots and highchairs can be provided for additional small cost. Other: Wi Fi access free of charge.

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