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Apartment With Pools, Children's Playground & Barbecue Area. Near Beach.



Updated: 03-Oct-2016
Apartment in Vale de Para, Albufeira, Portugal. - Perfect Location: Salgados Golf Course 5 Min Walk Away, Beach 15 Min Walk, Restaurants & Bars Nearby

Encosta de Sao Jose is a new development, located in Vale de Parra, Gale, area of Albufeira. It has a large sun terrace which can be accessed through both patio doors from either the main bedroom or lounge, or if you prefer sit outside the front door, overlooking the children's playground & gardens.The apartment has been furnished to a high standard with modern furniture and is what you would expect with a luxury apartment. The apartment is on the ground floor, so it is ideal for families with young children. The complex has 2 swimming pools, which are gated for safety. There is a separate barbecue area.

Vale de Parra has a good choice of restaurants which are family orientated. The many local beaches are some of the best in the Algarve, ie Salgados, Gale, Sao Rafael and Evaristo. Salgados Golf course is only 5 minutes walk from the apartment. Salgados beach has a boardwalk, where you can see wildlife. Cabinitas, across the road, shows sporting events and serves snacks, while the Litrus bar hosts band evenings and karaoke evenings.

Algarve Shopping Centre is a 10 minute drive approx, with a great selection of shops, food court, English language cinema & bowling.

Water parks and other activities are within easy reach by car. There is a bus stop across the road, which can take you into Albufeira or to Gale beach. Car hire, for exploring some of the lovely villages, is easily available, either locally, from the airport or on the internet.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

We are a husband and wife with adult children, who first visited Portugal on honeymoon. Since then we have often visited Portugal and decided a few years ago to purchase a holiday home there, as it has so much to offer all age groups and interests, with glorious weather practically all year round. Since then we have made friends in the area, and really enjoy both family holidays and quieter holidays as a couple.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, particularly exploring the local villages and sampling the lovely restaurants, with never a bad meal anywhere! Lovely apartment and complex! Perfect for the kids. Justine.

Great location for golf! We were very impressed by this area and will certainly return to this apartment, which was so comfortable and convenient to local amenities. John.

A lovely place for a relaxing holiday. We spent some lazy days reading by the pool, others visiting the local sights and shopping, and dining out somewhere different every evening. Hope to book again soon. Mr & Mrs Buckley.
Jun 2008
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Zoomarine Algarve
Fisherman's Beach
Albufeira Old Town
"Wander the narrow streets, sample local food at many open-air restaurants, or buy souvenirs ..."
Restaurante O Marinheiro
"Good food - well worth a visit!"
Tres Palmeiras
"Wonderful food in lovely surroundings!"
O Lusitano
"Can thoroughly recommend this restaurant - wonderful food, great service & lovely atmosphere."
Arte Bar
"Steak on the stone just one of their specialities. This is a wonderful family run restaurant..."
Slide & Splash-Parque Aquático
"Have a fun-filled day out!"

From the Owner

We decided to buy this apartment because of its location- a pleasant, quiet area, close to some beautiful beaches and only 5 minutes drive from Salgados golf course, and a short drive to many others. Algarve Shopping, the largest shopping centre in the Algarve, is 15 mins away, with its many shops, English-speaking cinema and bowling alley. There are many interesting small villages in the area, where you can visit markets or dine in excellent local restaurants, sampling the friendly atmosphere.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 45 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 100 Metres Nearest Golf : Salgados at 2.5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Albufeira at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 400 Metres Nearest Beach : Salgados at 2.5 Kilometres Car: recommended


The nearest beach to Encosta resort is Gale beach which is a 25 minute walk away. You also have the beaches of Sao Rafael, Salgados and Evaristo close at hand.


Faro Airport is 46km from the Encosta Sao Jose complex in Vale de Parra Region of Albufeira and takes 30 minutes in a car on the motorway. Car hire is recommended, but not essential, as taxis are ample and the bus stop is right next to the complex, taking you the the centre of the old town of Albufeira etc.


Albufeira marina 3km.

Albufeira Old Town 4km.

Salgados Golf course 2.5km.

Further Details:

Airport pick-ups and drop-offs can be arranged at clients' request. Welcome packs can also be arranged and if ordered are placed in your apartment. Meet and greet facility is from our Property and Rental Management Company who will give you the keys to the apartment and show you around. They also provide an emergency 24 hour service.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
23 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
9 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Mar 2017 - 9 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
10 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
25% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking. Balance to be paid 6 weeks prior to departure. Bank details provided at time of booking.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
Prices can also be given in Euros. Discounts given to repeat visitors and those booking longer stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 03-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The apartment is in a small, well-finished complex, with swimming pools and children's playground conveniently situated for ease of supervision. It is well equipped and furnished, and close to local shops, including a supermarket, newsagent, restaurants, bank etc.You can experience the real Portugal in a less commercial area, visiting local beaches, enjoy beach combing or bird watching, explore local villages with wonderful restaurants, or go further afield as many interesting historical sights are within easy reach.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


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


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village


  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 1: en-suite to master bedroom has shower over bath, vanity unit with light above, bidet, toilet and sink. Bathroom 2: accessed from the hallway and consists of shower cubicle and shower, toilet, bidet and sink with mirror above.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom: double bed, built in wardrobes and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, air-con, integrated sound speaker system, patio doors onto balcony. Bedroom 2: 2 single beds, built in wardrobes, safe, air-con, integrated sound speaker system.


  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The apartment looks out onto Vale de Parra through the patio doors of the main bedroom and living room. The large terrace has a full patio set. The complex has a very friendly and child-friendly atmosphere. It is very secure with walls and gates requiring entry codes. An underground garage provides a cool, secure area for cars. A small, low-rise complex with lovely gardens. Outside: The apartment looks out onto Vale de Parra through the patio doors of the main bedroom and living room. The terrace has a full patio set, and the complex is well placed for all the local shops, restaurants, bars etc. Both the shared pools are a good size. There are flower-beds and lovely lawned areas throughout the complex, with a separate barbecue area, as well as the children's playground. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Equipped with bed linen and bathroom towels which are changed regularly. Please bring your own beach and poolside towels.

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