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Charming Apartment with Stunning Views Overlooking Old Town

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Recently Renovated Apartment in Albufeira - Close Proximity to Numerous Restaurants, Bars and Shops

The apartment is situated in an aparthotel on the hillside with great views of the Old Town, Fisherman's Beach and out over the Atlantic. There is a huge wraparound balcony and guests say they love sitting outside enjoying the view, or eating al fresco.

The Montechoro Strip and world class golf courses are a short cab ride away. We can also arrange competitive airport transfers should you require who also offer tailor-made days out around Portugal to suit your personal needs.

The apartment is very family friendly as the balcony is on the ground floor not up high. Within the apartment you will find our visitor pack giving you details of great places to eat and visit during your stay. We also provide a welcome pack enabling you to have a hot or cold drink on arrival and settle in with the essentials before having to rush out to the supermarket.

We like to improve the apartment over the quieter winter months and this year we have converted to a luxurious 2-bed apartment without losing that bright and airy, spacious feel that our guests treasure so much. We have also installed a brand new kitchen with all the usual amenities. We try to ensure that we look after our guests and cater to their every need.

We hope you enjoy your time here as much as we do, and want to come back time and time again.

More Details

Phillipa Read
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

About Phillipa Read

My name is Phillipa and I have a strong background in Customer Services currently working in Facilities Management for an International company. I take pride in my ability to transfer my guest services expertise into looking after visitors to our holiday home and try to achieve over and above your expectations. I love arranging holidays and make sure that we offer those little extras to make our guests feel appreciated and welcome. Thanks to this care and attention I have many guests who return to us year after year and I hope you do too.

Phillipa Read purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Phillipa Read chose Albufeira

I fell in love with Albufeira when staying at a friend's apartment and immediately bought one in the same complex. The apartment is on a hill overlooking the Old Town, Fishermans' Beach and the sea. It has a beautiful view and a large wraparound balcony on which to enjoy it. The Old Town and Beach are around 5 minutes' walk away and the Strip with its bars and Karaoke clubs is also a short taxi ride away. This means you can enjoy all that Albufeira has to offer, but are far enough away that you can close out the nightlife and get a good nights sleep! Albufeira has two distinct faces: the heat with the hustle and bustle of summer and the cool quieter winter months. I love them both!

What makes this apartment unique

My apartment is large and airy with its beautiful views. Guests that have stayed comment on how comfortable and homely it is as well as how spacious. They love relaxing in the sitting room, or sitting on the balcony enjoying the view. It is only a few steps away from the pool and the balcony is large enough to sunbathe with a separate area to sit in the shade and eat alfresco!

In January 2016 I had a new kitchen installed together with a second bedroom. The remainder of the apartment has also been decorated just last year.

The apartment is refreshed and maintained by our English friends who live nearby and are only a quick phone call away. Faro airport is about 30 minutes away and with a flight of around 2 and a half hours from London, it is such an easy journey.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Old Town in Algarve

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • town
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Handheld shower attachment over bath
  • Bathroom with bath (shower attachment over), toilet and large walk-in shower. Fully refurbished in January 2010 and updated last year.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2-6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with 2 twin singles (currently pushed together and can be made up into a double using Kingsize bedding if preferred). Large fitted wardrobes, drawers for storage and a dressing table. Doors leading to large wraparound balcony. Our brand new Bedroom 2 will be available from 1 May and comprises a double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers. There are also two sofa beds in the lounge which make up into Kingsize bedding to provide extra sleeping space. Cot available on request.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • paragliding
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: This property is an Alojamento Local Property License holder. Please be aware that Portugal has introduced the Alojamento Local Property License which all holiday rental properties are required to hold if renting out to paying guests. Before being granted a License, the property undergoes a full inspection. Once granted, guests can relax in the knowledge that the apartment offers a high standard of accommodation which meets or exceeds the required legal standards for occupation. In addition, the apartment is cleaned and maintained, and provides the required fire and health requirements for guests. Outside: Gated community Aparthotel with well established plantings and gardens. Nice shared, clean pool and terrace area, sunbeds and umbrellas. Fantastic sea views. Cleaning / Towels / Linen : Clean linen/towels mid-stay for holidays 12 nights or over. Other: The wrap around balcony is accessible both from the living area and twin bedroom and has patio furniture for you sunbathe or to dine al fresco


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)


Lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

Not long back from a short 4 night break at this wonderful apartment. It's beautifully decorated and feels like home from home. The kitchen is modern,clean and well equipped all dishes etc were clean and glassware shining no need to start washing before using. The lounge area was comfortable and spacious and exactly as described. The bathroom was clean and modern with a nice shower n bath with decent water pressure. The small double bedroom had probably one of the comfiest beds I've ever had in holiday and the twin room was very spacious although my daughter n sister did say the beds were ok but maybe a wee bit in the firm side but that's personal preference. The terrace is large with beautiful views over the old town and catches the sun all day long. Seats table and loungers all provided plus clothes airer. The terraced had small gate which led you down to the pool. The apartment is is a very quiet complex not noise as such. I've stayed here many times and nearly always have the pool to ourselves more or less. Phillipa was very helpful and efficient supplying all the details and info we required. Arranging our airport transfers also. Lovely friendly and no amount of questions seem a problem. Will def stay here next time we are going to Albufeira

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely and comprehensive review. We have recently renovated the apartment, adding a second bedroom and brand new kitchen as you know. I am so pleased you were happy with our apartment and yes, the new bed is superb isn't it?! Makes you not want to return home. The single beds have typical Portuguese mattresses, which I agree are two firm for me, but lots of our guests prefer them. This way, we hope to keep everyone happy ;) Thank you for the kind comments about my service. We love to share our beautiful apartment and try to ensure that we give a complete service to our guests, so it is lovely when our efforts are appreciated. Yes, we love too to sit on the balcony - in the sun during the day and soaking up the atmosphere at night. We look forward to having you come stay with us again sometime in the future. Best regards
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Very spacious apartment with lovely views.

  • 4 of 5

Spacious apartment with lovely views over the old town,it is being refurbished at the moment so was a little dusty in places but it has a lovely new kitchen,comfortable lounge area and a large balcony that catches the sun most of the day. The owner is very helpful and sends lots of information about the area.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Yes, we like to constantly update the apartment to keep it fresh and welcoming for our guests, so I do apologise if you found it to be a little dusty. It was me staying in the apartment immediately before you, so I was a little surprised by the comment, but have taken it on board and spoken to the cleaners. Now the renovation is complete, I am confident this problem no longer exists, but thank you for bringing it to my attention. I'm pleased you enjoyed our lovely new kitchen and I've placed a photo on this website. Like you, we really enjoy sitting on the balcony soaking in the sun, the view and the atmosphere of Albufeira. Thank you for appreciating the hard work we put into trying to give our guests that little extra - I'm pleased you liked the information we sent out prior to your holiday and I hope you managed to visit some of the restaurants etc. that we recommend. We would love to welcome you back to our apartment sometime in the future. Best regards
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fantastic apartment

  • 5 of 5

we had a fantastic time in a fantastic apartment with wonderful views looking over the town and towards the sea ,The apartment has plenty of space and the sofas are so so comfortable .the owners could not have been more helpful with giving lots of information about the area and things to do and were to ieat we were very impressed thank you Phillipa

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment in great location. Repeat visits.

  • 5 of 5

I have been to phillipa and Keith's apartment many times now and I always have a great stay. The owners and lovely and very helpful. The information given beforehand is fabulous as I love having an idea of good places to visit in the local areas.

The apartment itself is well decorated and maintained. It's like a home away from home. In a great location next to the old town and only a short walk or 5 minute taxi ride to the strip. I love sitting out in the private balcony at any time of day but especially to watch the sunset over the sea and old town.

I recommend this place to anyone looking for a relaxing and fun trip away and I'll definitely be going again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Top Class

  • 5 of 5

Hi All

Just back from a week in this Lovely Apartment. Has everything one needs to make a Holiday Special.

Location , Pool, Security, are all Super

Everything is as stated in the Online Discripton.

One thing I would change is in the Bedroom, and thats I would change the Two Single beds for One Double Bed.

Phillipa (owner) emailed a list of all the Places of interest and All the Good Restaurants. Aslo sorted out Cheap & Efficent Airport Transfers.

We would give this place 9 out of 10 Overall.

Patsy & Christine

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Just spent a fabulous week in Phillipa & Keith apartment and had a fabulous time the area around the apartment was great for bars and fabulous restaurants which all were recommended. The apartment is great and from the time of making our booking to actual being there all went smoothly. I would recommend this apartment to friends as it was perfectly situated for a quiet time if required but also within walking distance from the main resort.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
April 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
August 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Nov/Dec 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas/New Year 2018
21 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
20% non-refundable deposit on booking and the balance 4 weeks before your date of arrival.
We also ask for a small refundable security deposit on payment of your final balance, which is refunded to you after checkout.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the whole apartment per week in UK Pounds based on up to 4 people. Extra charge 5th and 6th persons - please ask owners. No extra charge for use of cot.
Payment accepted in GBP sterling or Euros. Bank transfer preferred, but cheques and credit/debit card accepted.

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