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Luxury Apartment in Peaceful Location, and just 10mins to a Beautiful Beach



Updated: 06-Nov-2016
Luxury Apartment in Quarteira/Vilamoura, Central Algarve, Portugal

Newly built 3 storey block with 8 apartments. Our apartment is a penthouse top floor with luxury items that we have purchased including king size leather bed, top quality bed linen/towels, 32" flat screen TV, Sat system with BBC/ITV, iPod Station. It has underground secure parking, lift to floors, 2 balconies, entry phone system. fully equipped kitchen with tumble dyer/wash m/c, fridge/freezer, dishwasher. Easy reach of 9 championship golf courses within 10 min drive - Vila Sol 10 min away. 10 min walk to beach. Great Portuguese restaurants 5 min walk. Marina/casino, dozens of top restaurants 10 min drive away. Water park 10 min drive. Airport 20 min drive. Don't really need car when here. The complex has 3 blocks with about 28 apartments, mostly Portuguese owned and lived in. In fact the Father and son who built the complex live opposite mine and thus was built to a very high standard. We love the place and one day we will live there so we have taken time and money to furnish.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hi, we are Steve & Elaine, and we live in Essex. Both of us work & are self employed. Elaine was born in Romford and me - I'm an Islington boy! Elaine & I have been going to the Algarve for over 20 years now - holidaying most of our time in Vilamoura. We decided to buy our apartment in Quarteira 3 years ago (the apartment is 4 years old) because we felt that we wanted to live aside the Portuguese people. We love the area - it has some fantastic restaurants, a wonderful beach plus it's a good base for us to explore the Algarve even further. We have made the apartment as our second home so that one day we can spend more time there when we both retire!

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Steve,

Just a note to say thank you for the use of your beautiful apartment. Well it really was like going from one home to another, with everything we could possibly need inside there.

The pool was lovely and clean, you could not fault it at all.

I must say it is well positioned for being able to walk to the beach and along the promenade. The beach was lovely and clean.

It was the first time we had been to the Algarve and that gave very good first impressions.

The Spol café was very nice and very reasonably priced, a handy place to go when you don't want to venture far. Also we found the Picnic Restaurant was nice especially the Kebabs, it just cost a bit more.

If we decide to come again, we will definitely ask to use your apartment, if its still available.

Once again many thanks.

Margaret, Mick Ria and Dave

Margie Bond
Jun 2013
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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Modern, beautifully furnished apartment in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic week at Steve's apartment - better than we could have hoped for! Accommodation was 5 star and being above a great cafe and bar added to the whole experience. Recommend the tapas at the small bar across the road and great coffee from cafe spol! Steve made everything easy and his dining recommendations were spot on. Will definitely return! Great!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful apartment in lovely Quarteira

  • 5 of 5

A very well appointed apartment just a few minutes walk from Quarteira,the beach,restaurants & bars.The apartment is tastefully decorated,very well equipped & extremely comfortable.Situated above a bakery/restaurant ( the water bread is incredible),who made the most delicious cake for my sister's 50th birthday were so friendly & helpful & the cappucinos are very more ish.

The gardens are so well kept as is the pool & maintained to a high standard.Close to supermarkets for all the little essentials & we particularly enjoyed eating at Ben Bom so much we went back again.

The beach is superb & beds/brolly costing 12 euros for the day is affordable.We liked the section of beach by the Dom Jose hotel as the little beach bar & public toilets were very convenient.

We enjoyed our stay in Quarteira & the apartment so much it's high on the priorities for another stay next year,many thanks Steve for your kindness & attention to detail.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Julie, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this very complimentary review ! So glad you had a great time, that our apartment was to your satisfaction and that at some point you would like to make a return trip to Quarteira. You and your guests are always welcome back and next time you can discover even more delights that Quarteira has to offer ! Best Regards Steve & Elaine
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  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from 2 relaxing weeks at the lovely Spol apartments in Quientera, the apartment has everything you could possibly need is tastefully decorated and in a good spot to explore the local area. Nice pool, lovely beach just 10 minutes away and very reasonable prices for food and drink. All in all a great destination and we will look forward to returning at some point in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Neil & Family, Thank you so much for your review. Elaine and I are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and happy that you found Quarteira an ideal holiday destination. You and your family are most welcome to repeat your holiday experience in our apartment anytime you wish ! Best Regards Steve & Elaine
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Great modern and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Appartment is clean and well equipped with really comfy bed!! And everything you could possibly need to self cater

For the week although we chose to eat out .lovely balcony eating area for morning coffee and evening drinks .

We only used the pool area a couple of times because we loved the quiet beaches so much .

It is a realistic 10 min walk to the beaches ,quarteria was a great place and only a 30min stroll to vilamoura if you want a change of scene and a more touristy area ,we preferred to eat in quarteria where there were many Good value quality cafes and restaurants and desert /cake shops/cafes

Spol cafe below appartment worth a breakfast stop for coffee and toastie only a couple of euros for 2people!!

Cake shop on the front a must for a latte and cake again only about 2euros each and the cake is huge !!

Great water park only 6 euro taxi ride away

Would definitely recommend a stay here and enjoyed the friendly relaxed atmosphere of the area

Taxi transfers where well organised thank you

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Wendy & Family, Thank you so much for taking your time to write such a lovely review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed staying in our apartment, that all your needs were met, and that you found it comfortable. We too echo your thoughts regarding the holiday benefits of staying in Quarteira. It is full of character and offers value for money too ! We welcome you and family back whenever you decide to return. Best Regards Steve & Elaine
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Excellent place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this apartment for three weeks and enjoyed every minute of it. The apartment is large, spacious and very comfortable. We felt it was a home from home. The owners care very much about their clients and were anxious to ensure we made the best of our holiday.

The cafe/restaurant below the apartment will make breakfast a breeze, and so cheap. Two euros buys you the biggest cheese and ham toastie I have ever seen. Add a coffee for a euro and you are set for the day. We would love to return, thanks to Elaine and Steve.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment, good location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely holiday in this beautiful apartment. We didn't have a car but the apartment is only a short walikg distance from th beach, shops and bus station if you want to go further afield. The apartment has everything you need for your stay and there is a nice cafe on the ground floor if you want a quick snack or drink. We took the bus into Faro and a ferry to Ilhas Deserta a beautiful desert island well worth a visit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review, Elaine & I really appreciate your positive feedback and are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you and your family back again soon. Regards Steve
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From the Owner

The beach is a 5 min stroll away. Vila Sol golf course is a 5 min drive away and Vilamoura marina is a 25 min walk away. Faro Airport is not too far (25 min drive), plus the Bus Station/Taxi Rank is also a 5 min walk away and is extremely handy. There are also plenty of great restaurants nearby and we have a fantastic promenade with lots of bars & restaurants there too. There are actually about 5 golf courses in the area, plus a huge waterpark where you could spend most of the day with the family. The local Tourist Office situated along the front promenade is the ideal place to gather even more information whilst visiting the Algarve and they are most helpful.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 15 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : On complex Nearest Golf : Vila Sol at 3 Kilometres Nearest Train : Loule at 5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : On complex Nearest Beach : Val do lobo at 600 Metres Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Walking, horse riding, golf, sailing, water sports, wind surfing, surfing, para surfing, bird watching.


There is a 10 minute walk to the fabulous Quarteira beach - or can be reached 5 mins by car. Quarteira has a vast promenade stretching almost a mile long with lots of restaurants/cafes and ice cream parlours. On looking out to the sea - you can walk along the beach to Vale Do Lobo on your left. Turn right and a short walk away is Vilamoura beach.


Faro Airport is a 20-25 minute cab ride away. You can catch a cab or bus at the main Bus Station which is conveniently positioned close to our apartment. Therefore, it is not essential to hire a car but personally we always do as we like to explore other areas. Spain is approx a 30-40 minute drive.


The distance to Vilamoura is a 10 min drive away or a 25 min walk.

Further Details:

Every morning (except Sat) fresh bread and croissants can be bought from the patisserie in our apartment block on the ground floor. There is also a small restaurant which is self service and sells hot/cold food, it could also be used as a takeaway. The brilliant local Supermarket which caters for all your needs is a 5 min walk away. The famous Gypsy Market which is held on Wednesdays is in Fonte Santa, and attracts people from all over the Algarve. There are dozens of Portuguese restaurants, selling barbecued chicken, meats and fresh fish caught that day, and all are within walking distance. We have suggested a few of our favourites in our apartment folder.


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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Please email me on link below for any enquiries.
Must vacate apartment by 11am on day of departure.

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From the Owner

We have furnished our apartment to a high standard, and have made a great effort to make it feel like a home and not just a 'holiday let' apartment. We had great enjoyment picking out the furniture and fittings. We once travelled to Lisbon via Loule station which is approx a 10 minute drive away & then travelled on a very fast train which took us about 3 hours. There are of course many other destinations for you to discover, and also to remember that we are only a short distance from Spain.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort


  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Comfortable large bathroom with bath/shower over. Bidet/Basin and WC. Six luxury Egyptian white cotton towels provided for your use (2 hand/2 bath and 2 bath sheets). First-Aid box inside cupboard.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom: King Size Bed, plus high quality cotton bed linen with four pillows. Fitted with Large wardrobe - providing plenty of space for clothing and cases. More than enough coat hangers for your use. Two Large drawers also fitted in wardrobe. Two bedside cabinets with bedside lamps. Full length mirror on wall. Balcony with small table and two chairs overlooking garden and swimming pool. Air Conditioning/Heater unit. Heated Blanket provided for winter months. Hairdryer. Bedroom 2: Sea View. Twin Beds with high quality cotton bed linen and four pillows. Also fitted with Large Wardrobe/two drawers and plenty of coat hangers. Two bedside cabinets with bedside lamps. Full length mirror on wall. Air Conditioning/ Heating unit.


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: There is air-conditioning/heating. It is set high so you overlook the sea, town and hills. Would be suitable for families. Sorry no pets and strictly no smoking. Outside: Private garden and pool, not heated with key access. There are 2 patios/balconies both with table and chairs, offering a very quiet and screened place. The pool is approx 40ft by 20ft, surrounded by lawns. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Apartment is cleaned once a week with a change of bedlinen and towels.

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