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Luxury Apartment on 'Sunset Villas' offering the comforts of home and more



Updated: 09-Oct-2016
Apartment in Vila Sol, Algarve, Portugal - Overlooking Pools And Landscaped Garden, Short Stroll To Golf And Hotel

Large airy 1st floor apartment with a huge outside area's overlooking the swimming pools, beautifully landscaped contemporary designer gardens and short tennis courts. Thoughtfully designed to make your stay as comfortable and pleasurable as possible with a spacious comfortable sitting room with sofas and chairs , expanding dining table and internet tv with games console, 2 double bedrooms both with a choice to suit the best configuration for your family , 2 bathrooms , one with a bath/shower and vanity unit the other ensuite with shower cubicle.The fully fitted kitchen has an area for either children to eat or for food preparation it is equipped with cooker , microwave , dishwasher through to sliding doors with sliding screen to protect against flies to the utility area with washing machine. From the large balcony gated (lock optional for the benefit of parents with small children ) stairs lead to the impressive roof terrace giving the opportunity for those who require it uninterrupted sun all day long. For golfers and the more active it is a short stroll to the first tee, golf clubhouse tennis courts and jogging. Sunset Villas is a blend of contemporary and Mediterranean architecture, shrubs, trees, ponds and pergolas. A choice of different restaurants, a cocktail in the hotel piano bar playing live music, a traditional Portuguese meal at 'Passageim', Friendly local Tapas and wine bar or maybe a pub meal at Oscars or take away. Vila Sol resort has restaurants ,paper shop and delicatessen serving wonderful coffee and croissants. There is a mini market supermarket just a short walk. UK TV via the internet BBC/ITV , ch4, etc available in the apartment

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

As an active family, ages ranging from 3 years to mid 50's with different tastes, we and our friends enjoy our apartment in the Algarve very much, with all it has to offer . The convenience and range of facilities, yet still maintaining a privacy and peace which is quite rare.

It is our pleasure to share this with other families, guests and friends and love reading your lovely guest comments when you enjoy it as much as we do.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time. The apartment and pool area are lovely and in the ideal location for us

Vila Sol golf, hotel and restaurants are fantastic and within easy walking distance

We will definitely be returning next year once we've arranged suitable dates
Jun 2016
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


1st holiday as a family and we loved it!

  • 4 of 5

This was our first holiday as a family and we had an amazing time. The Apartment was amazing, very clean and spacious. Margarida who met us on arrival was very helpful and was always to hand if we needed anything. I would stay in this apartment again but I would maybe wait until my little girl (1 year old) is a bit older as the apartment is on the 1st floor so going up and down the stairs with buggy was a bit of a pain. I would recommend this apartment for families with children from the ages of 4 years upwards as there are lot of furnishings that could get broken and the TV unit and fire place has very sharp corners. So toddler age is a bit of a nightmare! But It didn't ruin the holiday.

We were advised that we could move things around to suit us but I was constantly worried about breaking things. The apartment was very well equipped and we had a lovely welcome package that had bread, eggs, bacon, milk and all other essentials so we didn't have to worry about shopping straight away.

Vila Sol is a beautiful resort and all the restaurants onsite are fab! I would highly recommend hiring a car as the nearest supermarket is too far to walk with all the shopping and taxis can be expensive. Also if you have younger children that are in a pushchair, there are no paths to walk down to the restaurants so you have to walk in the road (the road is not busy, but at night it’s a bit dangerous) the pool area is very well kept and relaxing.

Over all I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone who wants a relaxing holiday with a home from home feel, we had a fantastic time away and didn’t want to come home!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review of our apartment and Vila Sol. I am very pleased you had a amazing enjoyable holiday. We endeavour to make our apartment as much as a home from home as possible for our guests and are more than happy for guests to move anything to accomodate the requirements of their children . I look forward to welcoming you again in future years.
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Great family accomodation

  • 5 of 5

We were greeted by Margarida on arrival who was very friendly and had left us a food welcome pack which was a nice touch. The property is very tastefully furnished to a high standard. The pool area is lovely and safe for young children. The property has everything you need for a great holiday. We will definitely return to this apartment in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review our holiday apartment, we really appreciate your kind feedback. Look forward to welcoming you again.
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A lovely place to relax

  • 5 of 5

The best thing for our family about this great property was it's location with just a 5 minute drive into Vilamoura and the wonderful array of good quality restaurants. The Vila Sol development was very pleasant with its own restaurants and shops if you don't want to stray far. The apartment has a very nice south facing outlook onto the pool and the electric awning on the terrace was great if you didn't want the full glare of the sun while the roof top was great for sun worshipers. If there are any golfers out there, it is less than a 2 minute stroll to the club house and first tee - a bonus having not to drive to a course on very hot days. The apartment had everything we needed for a comfortable stay and Jo and the property manager, Margarida, who met us on arrival, couldn't have been more helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a lovely review, it is so appreciated as our aim is to achieve a great holiday for our guests . Wonderful to know people love the area and apartment as much as we do.
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Home from Home!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time staying in this beautiful apartment which was perfectly situated. We were greeted by Margarita who was lovely and showed us round the apartment. There was everything you needed even the small things like salt and pepper, bin bags, storage containers and games for the beach and more. I've stayed in places before where you've literally had to buy everything from the supermarket because they don't have the basics like salt and pepper. The apartment is beautifully furnished and also has some very comfortable outside furniture so you can sit in the evening and watch the sun go down. The roof terrace also had plenty of space to lounge around with a bbq and table to sit and eat your meals. It was very clean and well maintained and light and airy in all the rooms. The pool was just perfect and not very busy during our stay and the beach was a 10 minute ride away which again was just perfect. Vilamoura and Vale do Lobo were close by and plenty of restaurants to choose from. The Natraj Indian Tandoori is well worth a visit in Vilamoura. I would definitely recommend this apartment to anyone wishing to go to Portugal, its is in a perfect location with all the amenities close by and we also had perfect weather...... Thank you Josette for letting us stay in your beautiful home and hopefully we will return soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review , holidays are precious and it gives me great pleasure to ensure guests have a wonderful time in our apartment
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Perfect apartment.

  • 5 of 5

This is a modern well equipped apartment which the owners have furnished comfortably and to a high standard. We have stayed here many times over several years and have never been disappointed with our visit. Location of the apartment is peaceful but only a short drive to the shops and restaurants at the marina and the beautiful Falesia beach. We have no hesitation in recommending this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review , it gives us great pleasure to share our holiday home with our guests and hear others enjoy it as we do.
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From the Owner

We like to spend as much time as we are able here , enjoying the various cycle rides and walks we keep discovering in the area , the ambiente park and equestrian ground to the west , the Ria Formosa with walks and cycle paths to the east , as well as all the great food and wine on offer in Vila Sol and locally . We therefore ensure our apartment is furnished and equipped to a standard beyond a normal holiday rental apartment. It is in a very convenient position to enjoy all the benefits of being on a 5 star golf resort , sport , gym classes , restaurants, pub ,small convenience store , cafe ,tapas bar , hair dresser , customer service office and children's play areas etc as well as 24 hr security with patrols through the day and night but additionally it has a sense of peace and privacy.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : golf club at 100 Metres Nearest Golf : vila sol at 100 Metres Nearest Train : loule at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : at 2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : pestana hotel at 150 Metres Nearest Beach : almargem/falesia at 4 Kilometres Car: recommended

Vila Sol is a prestigious beautifully maintained luxury golf resort with unobtrusive 24 hour security and cameras to ensure our comfort. The customer service office with fluent English speaking staff located in Vila Sol shopping is convenient for advice on trips and the local area. Our apartment is licenced under Portuguese rental licence process 286/15 - AL . our determination is to conform to Portuguese and UK safety standards

Special interest holidays:

Golf is obviously of primary interest within Vila Sol with lessons easily available to people of all levels , however non golfers need not feel neglected.

Local activities within easy reach other than all the numerous very popular water sports and golf in the area also include cycling , walking ,shooting, bird watching and quad biking.

There are a number of very good routes to cycle from the apartment varying from the fairly flat to the harder and more challenging.

Local companies (details on request) run cookery classes which can also come and cater for you and your family in the apartment

Spa visits and treatments nearby.


Only a short drive from the beaches and sandy coves of the Algarve. Praia de Marina and Praia de Falesia, both are long, have wide expanses of golden sand with lounger/ parasol and sport hire. In summer treat yourself to a day at the famous Tivoli Marina PuroBeach club with its white loungers ,sofas and four poster beds to hire, enjoy champagne or a strawberry dakhari in the white festooned beach bar.


Faro is the nearest international airport only 20 min away. We suggest you hire a car to enable you to fully appreciate everything the region has to offer, although the taxi from the airport is only approx 20 -30 euros.


Vilamoura town with its stunning marina lined with shops, bars, restaurants, casino and beaches are just 5 mins away by car/taxi. Taxi fare to Vilamoura between 6/8 euros. Loule Saturday market is a 10 min drive. Quarteira with its shops, beaches and local Wednesday market is 5 min drive away. Silves historic castle. Natural parks. Old town Tavira, there is much to see and do in the Algarve, from quaint villages, dramatic scenery or waterparks and shopping all easily accessible by car.

Estoi is easily reached by car with Roman ruin and Historical house and gardens now a Pestana hotel but open for viewing.

Further Details:

Restaurants in the Hotel and clubhouse are virtually on the doorstep. The hotel in season offer a very good themed buffet , well recommended .Alternatively within Vila Sol is the upmarket 'Moon' a sophisticated cocktail bar , restaurant and hosting live music nights , A French Brasserie serving good food and arranging special themed evenings .Recently a very successful Fado night . The friendly Tapas bar and wine shop for a relaxed evening, Oscars pub for your more English /Irish traditional family night out. Patisserie coffee shop, mini -market for all newspapers and essentials also a hairdressers / beauty salon. New for 2016 opening in spring is a new Parilla restaurant , part of the Algarve chain of Parilla restaurants . Just outside the entrance L Pasageim always very popular serving typical Portuguese dining, wonderful fish or algarvian/brazilian meat dishes served with either the standard chips/ veg/salad or try the traditional rice and black beans.

Whether you BBQ on the roof terrace or dine in one of the restaurants a choice of options is available.

The Aquashow Park with all its attractions is 5 mins by car. Quad biking ,Karting, horse riding, tennis lessons, cycling, scuba diving, parasending, boat trips of many descriptions, wine tasting are within a short car ride away. Vale do Lobo and Quinta do lago are only a short distance away by car.

A number of very good Spa treatments and days are available in the area , please ask details.

The local supermarket stocks just about everything you need with a fresh meat, cheese counter. Centrally placed with the use of a car, the Algarve can be easily explored, offering diverse scenery, culture and history.

The dramatic cliffs and strong rolling surf of the west. The historic town of Silves with its quaint little streets and castle is easily reached by car. Environmental parks for walking and cycling are within easy reach. Even Spain can be reached in about an hour.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
rate 5
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 2
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 3
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 5
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 6
1 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Generally on a weekly basis, out of peak season flexible. A £200 deposit is required for breakage/ damage this will be returned after cleaning and inventory has been completed. We ask guests not to smoke within the apartment.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible. Arrival time 4pm. Departure time 10.00 but we will try to accommodate different timings where possible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Minimum 4 night stay. Please enquire for euro price or last minute discount.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 09-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The position of our apartment so close to so many facilities means you don't need to get in a car all the time . Private swimming pool and childs pool specifically for our small condominium with free use of the paddel tennis court. The hotel and golf clubhouse which offers a choice of eating out , kids play , tennis and golf lessons for adults and children with driving range and putting green. Although being in a prominent position overlooking the pool our south facing sunny apartment enjoys the benefits of the mature fir trees in front of the apartment providing a sense of peace and privacy with the possibility of watching the comings and goings of the many species of Portuguese birds who visit daily. We appreciate the need to spend some time in the shade as well as enjoying the glorious sunshine. Our new electric sun canopy ensures you are able to enjoy the view out of the heat of the sun.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • resort


  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 99 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Fully tiled bathroom, marble top vanity, bath, bidet and WC. En-suite shower room with WC.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 plus baby (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Large master overlooking pool area and gardens with adjacent bathroom. Z bed /cot on request. Bedroom 2 with Juliet balcony, en-suite shower with wc. Both rooms have the option of superking or twin beds. air-con/electric shutters/mosquito blinds


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Wi Fi in apartment . Also UK TV . Adjacent luxury apartment also available to rent for larger parties or family groups. Hotel overlooking the golf course and gardens, tennis courts . Recently the hotel has become part of theprestigious Portuguese Pestana group. Other equipment provided - PlayStation 2/DVD plus small selection DVDs/games, ipod docking station, hairdryers,tennis rackets, balls, inflatables, sun loungers . Cot/highchair and other baby equipment . Underground parking ensures your car stays cool when you wish to use it. Outside: The spectacular roof terrace is solely for use by our apartment guests and is accessed by stairs from the private balcony. Facing south over the tropical gardens and pool, with sunbathing decks, pool cushions and pool loungers are available from the apartment. The roof terrace provides an excellent 360 degree view with mountains in the distance. A favourite is the night view, the gardens lit up, tropical palms and plants highlighted and underwater pool lighting giving a torquoise glow to the evening. The balcony with large table, 6 chairs and umbrella enabling you to sit and relax in comfort, enjoying a glass of wine in the beautiful portuguese weather. Stairs lead up to the roof terrace where you find 4 loungers for those who enjoy soaking up the sun all day long. Enjoy your morning coffee on the outside sofa and chairs or maybe an evening BBQ under the pergola and stars at the alternative outside dining table. Underground parking also means your car stays cool and convenient. Utility Room: Washing machine, airer with household items and wine rack. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen, towels provided. Beach/pool towels not included. We are happy to arrange extra maid service for guests who require it at an additional cost.

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