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Albufeira Old Town, Superb,Spacious, Refurbished, Modern Apartment



Updated: 04-Dec-2016
Apartment in Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal - 10 Minutes Walk To The Old Town Square And Beaches

Situated in a quiet location, at the front of a popular complex. There is ample free parking at the complex, however a car is not required as everything is within walking distance. This modernised 1 bedroom apartment has stunning sea views across the terracotta roofs of the atmospheric old town. There are twin beds in the bedroom and a double bed settee in the lounge, so you can bring the kids as well ! Behind the apartment you will find, reception, 2 swimming pools, mini market, bar/restaurant, kiddies pool and play area, tennis court, 5 a side pitch, games room, set amongst superb palm tree filled gardens. Albufeira square and beaches are a mere 10 mins walk with the nearest bars and restaurants only 5 mins walk. Montechoro and Areias de Sao Joao where you will find " the strip " is about seven minutes taxi ride and about a 40 minute walk from Albufeira. The apartment is ideal for families and couples. The fantastic views come free with every booking! Please note the Apartment is not available to those under the age of 25. To book, please click the " CHECK AVAILABILITY" to see if the dates you want are available !

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

I live in the North East of England. I work as an Independent Financial Adviser. I first went to Portugal about 15 years ago and fell in love with the place. When I decided to buy property abroad, I looked all around Spain, Turkey, Bulgaria, which made me realise even more that Portugal was the place to be! I love going to the Apartment, for me it is my home from home, I could easily live there. Waking up each morning, sitting on the balcony have breakfast in the Sunshine, Heaven!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Stayed September 2014, Fantastic Apartment in a brilliant location,clean and fabulous views, Thanks.

Just got back April 2013, fantastic stay with amazing views.

Some friends rented direct with the complex for slightly less, we are so glad we chose yours !

'Would definitely recommend it to others.'

'The location of the apartment was great and the view was fantastic.

The location and the overall complex was perfect and the view fantastic. I would have no hesitation in recommending this apartment to others'.

'We had a fantastic time and were really impressed with the apartment (cleanliness and location).

'We were so impressed with how clean the resort was, especially the beaches and public amenities, the locals were really friendly and the food fantastic'.

'Just to let you know we really enjoyed our holiday in Albefeira and the weather was great. The apartment was lovely and in a great position and a nice clean complex'.

I would recommend the Algarve and more so your apt to everyone so thanks once again. Thank you for a lovely stay in your apa
May 2007
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18 Reviews

based on 18 holidaymaker reviews


Great apartment, great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at John's apartment for a week in October 2016. The apartment is clean and well kitted out with all you need and is in a great location with an amazing ocean view from the terrace. It is located just a short walk from the Old Town (10 mins). This was our first visit to Portugal and it was great experience. The Old Town has a great selection of restaurants and bars including many traditional Portuguese restaurants, the best being Casa de Fonte. John is very helpful and friendly and helped arrange our transfers to and from Faro at a good price.

I would definitely recommend this apartment and hope to return one day soon.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mick, for your kind comments, so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future, John
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Another amazing holiday!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Hi John! Thank you so much for another amazing stay! I absolutely love your apartment and we already can't wait until next summer when we book up with you again! Love that you have a hob now, I struggled a little with the freezer but only as I was scared as there was a note saying not to turn it up above 4! But still it kept my wine very very chilled :-) Be in touch very soon!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Julie, Thank you very much for your kind comments, looking forward to having you back soon.
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Lovely apartment with lovely views of Albufeira

  • 5 of 5

The property was very clean and well equipped. The view from the balcony is outstanding, to the sunsets and sunrise. The owner has provided everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible, from the well equipped kitchen, to the books, cd's and dvd's. The balcony has a good seating area and there is even a barbeque provided.

The pool area is clean and equipped with loungers and parasols. There is a pool bar which helps to keep you cool in the hot sun.

Albufeira old town is a short distance away and 'bounces' at night with lots of restaurants and pubs with bands. My favourite was Bar Street which buzzes with street performers, bands and karaoke.

The marina is a 20 minute walk away and well worth a visit. The 'strip' is also a 'hectic' place to visit, a short taxi or train bus ride away but is geared more towards younger holidaymakers whereas the Square in the old town is more for older holidaymakers, ideal for people watching!

The property is as it 'says on the tin' and the manager provides very good customer service including airport transfers with an excellent taxi firm.

I would certainly recommend this property to friends and relatives. It lacks nothing. I will certainly be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fab holiday

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was really lovely with plenty of space. The view from the balcony was amazing and we loved sitting there in the evening having a few drinks and playing cards with the kids. Overall a lovely stay and would definately go back and recommend to others. John was really helpful with arranging the transfers and giving us useful information about the area. Thankyou Shelley and family

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Shelley, So glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for looking after my apartment, hope to see you again in the future, Best Regards, John
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  • 4 of 5

We were very impressed with albuferia and really enjoyed our stay in the apartment.The apartment was what we expected and the views were amazing.Had everything we needed.No downfalls for apartment,the pool however had hardly any sunbeds and the grass verge was too packed so we had to sit mainly on chairs.Was not too impressed with this.However we did go out to old town at night and enjoyed all the entertainment going on there.Very busy and lots to do.

Really enjoyed our stay overall.

Many thanks

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Karen, Glad you enjoyed your stay and sorry the complex didn't have enough sunbeds. In their defense they have just renewed all of the pools and surroundings including the sun loungers, also Albufeira is extremely busy at this time of year which has been compounded by an extra 40 % of visitors. This extra is probably due to the "problems" the rest of Europe has faced along with Turkey and Egypt and I think this has caught the complex by surprise. Hopefully they will be more sun loungers in the not too distant future and I hope this has not put you off returning in the future, Regards, John
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Amazing apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is in a perfect location just a short walk from the old town. It has an amazing view from the balcony. The apartment was very clean.

The information book was very helpful, advising on places to eat, visit, bars etc.

We did order an Indians from one on the menus, very nice.

The beach is also close by and there's a pool.

I would recommend the sunset cruise to the caves. Just a short walk to the marina.

Would definitely recommend it and would like to return.

Thanks so much John we'll be back 😎

Claire & Curtis

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Claire, Thanks for your comments, glad you enjoyed your stay, hope to see you again John
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From the Owner

A picture paints a thousand words, look at that view! The apartment itself is superbly located at the front of the complex. The complex is in a quiet, semi residential area, yet only minutes walk away from the nightlife and fantastic beaches. The complex is easy to reach by car and the delights of the Algarve are easily reached from Albufeira. The climate on the Algarve, in my opinion is excellent, hot enough in the Summer but never too hot due to the ocean breezes, nights are cool meaning a decent nights sleep and never too cold in the short winter months, over 300 days of Sunshine a year and of course the lovely Portuguese people!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 35 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Panorama at 100 Metres Nearest Golf : Salgados at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Panorama at 100 Metres Nearest Beach : Penaco at 500 Metres Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Walking along the Cliff tops which also gives ample photographic opportunities


10 minutes walk to the superb beaches of Albufeira. A couple of minutes drive to even more, glorious beaches.


Faro airport is 35 minutes drive from the apartment. Owner can arrange taxi transfers.


Slide and Splash, Algarve Shopping Centre and ZooMarine are only 15 mins drive. Silves and Monchique 20 minutes drive, Cape St Vincent (the end of the world) 45 minutes drive. The new motor racing track at Portimao, which hosts the superbikes and cars is only 20 minutes drive. A new go cart track is also opening there shortly.

Further Details:

5 mins walk to the nearest (off complex) mini market, bars and restaurants with all the nightlife, shops, banks of Albufeira square a further 5 mins walk.

The separate resort of Montechoro and Areias de Sao Joao, where you will find "the strip" is about 7 minutes in a taxi and about a 40 minute walk from Albufiera.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn Season
1 Oct 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Festive Season
22 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
A 20% non-refundable booking fee to secure booking with the full balance payable 8 weeks before departure along with a breakage deposit of £100. I can accept payments in the form of a cheque, bank transfer and Barclays pingit. Please press "CHECK AVAILABILITY" button to see if the dates you require are available, if so press the "CONTACT OWNER" button. Please feel free to call me on 07812 554584 if you have any queries.

Changeover Day:
Flexible, however speak to owner for further information.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property (not per person) per week in UK Pounds. Discounts for long winter lets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

The location of course, well equipped modernised apartment,new for 2016, fridge with ice box, and for budding Jamie Oliver's, two new cooking rings, new electric grill, to compliment the microwave and BBQ on the balcony. Cable TV, Playstation,DVD player, books,DVD's, card and board games. The lovely pool area, three tennis courts (with sea view!) Mature well stocked gardens with palm trees and colourful plants. Natural air-conditioning (just open the windows). 24 hour reception with internet access. In the Winter months, I like to cook a candlelit barbecued meal on the balcony and sit under the stars, enjoying that wonderful vista!

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...


  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town


  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Fully tiled,modern bathroom with 4-piece suite.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with twin beds. The beds have two mattresses, a firm one and a softer one on top, this can be reversed to suit your sleeping preferences. Beds can be pushed together for double. Built-in wardrobe, dressing table and mirror. Safe in the wardrobe.


  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Notes on accommodation: This Apartment is privately owned and is modern, well equipped and more importantly is it's position on the complex, it is right at the front avoiding all the steps those positioned at the top of the complex face. You will not be charged extra for a safe and you will not be charged extra to watch the flat screen TV. Portugal has one of the worst road death records in Europe but it also has one of the lowest crime rates in Europe. The Apartment is very secure as it is opposite a 24 hour reception and there is a locked door into the block and of course a locked door into the Apartment. The balcony cannot be accessed from outside (unless Spiderman has decided to take his Annual vacation on the Algarve ! There is also a safe in the Apartment for your use. Outside: There are superb, well maintained gardens with established palm trees, colourful flowers, lawns and bushes. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included with weekly servicing. Other: Southerly facing balcony with fantastic ocean views and barbecue, with table and chairs for morning coffee or evening drinks.

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