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Fantastic Spacious Penthouse Accommodation With Stunning Sea Views

Overview

Property

Updated: 04-Nov-2016
Apartment in Albufeira Old Town, Alto do Moinho, Central Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Complex With Pool And Tennis Courts, 10 Mins Walk To Beach And Old Town

Luxury split level 2 bedroom apartment, air conditioned bedrooms (extra fee) with sun terrace situated on the upmarket Windmill Hill development in the Old Town of Albufeira. With it's panoramic views across the beautiful gardens and pool out to sea, this is an ideal location for those looking for that relaxing and tranquil base to explore the Algarve. Within 10 minutes walk you have cafes, bars, restaurants and beaches. The exclusive complex boasts a shared pool, a snack bar, gardens and two tennis courts available for guests. The apartment is furnished to a high standard with an en-suite master bedroom, a second twin bedroom with separate bathroom. From the kitchen diner you step down to the lounge where there is a leather three piece suite including sofa bed and 2 recliner chairs, TV with Cable TV, DVD and IPOD/CD player. A range of activities and attractions are only a short distance away including a number of golf courses, Zoo Marine, AquaLand and Algarve Shopping Centre.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My husband and I love to visit our apartment with our daughter, we hope our guests enjoy our apartment as much as we do.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

'Thanks for such a great holiday, your apartment is a total credit to you, it is like staying in a show home and everything is just fabulous! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and it was truly like a home away from home (except with nicer bed linen! he he). I will be recommending your home to anyone that I know is heading in the Albufeira direction.'



'Had a great time, loved the apartment and complex.'



'We had a fantastic holiday,the apartment was beautiful more than we had expected. We will certainly be recommending you to friends, also I will be in touch soon to book again for our holiday next year. Once again thank you.'



'I just wanted to thank you for the hire of your gorgeous apartment! The bathrooms were amazing. We really felt at home there and I would go back in a heartbeat! We luckily got the master bedroom and wanted to take the bed home with us by the end of the week.'



'It was one of the best holidays we have been on, the facilities were second to none.'
Aug 2008
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11 Reviews

4.8
based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

5

Fantastic accommodation in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Situated in a lovely quiet complex yet within walking distance to the bustling oldtown area and beach we believe this accommodation was the perfect choice for our family. My girls, aged 12, 10 and 8 spent most days at the pool and never got tired of it. They even made some great friends! We were always able to get sun loungers although the large grassy area is ideal to lay towels down also. The kids enjoyed the independence of walking over to spend their money at the snack bar on ice-creams, milkshakes and crepes!! The apartment itself is in my opinion definitely the best located on the complex, pool view and beach view outstanding! Plenty of room inside to accommodate my family (3 adults and 3 children) Everything is clean, neat & tidy and very tastefully decorated which made for a comfortable and relaxing stay! The armchairs in the living area were particularly comfortable! We walked down into oldtown square every night and never found it a chore with the children (maybe in the midday heat it wasn't just as easy!) We are a fit and active family so it was no problem but maybe not suitable for someone with walking difficulties. We got a taxi back once when we had walked over to visit friends staying at the far side of oldtown and ended up staying later than expected which cost 6 euros. We had a great holiday, Sarah was great at answering my endless questions as an anxious parent! I will definitely be booking again! We stayed 11 nights which was perfect but are all missing it already now we have returned to typical Irish weather!!

Thanks again Sarah for letting us use your beautiful holiday home.

Joanne, Philip & girls

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful apartment but everything went wrong.

  • 3 of 5

We thought the apartment was very nice on arrival. However we soon found the televisions had no reception. Took 2 days to sort this out. The air conditioning seemed to be working but really only blowing air not cooling it. It then stopped working altogether which resulted in a very uncomfortable night. Agent visited again and got it sorted, however it packed up again on our last night so only worked for 4 out of 7 nights. One of the 16 years olds then burnt herself on the towel rack in the second bathroom. This despite all controls being off was stuck at full heat, another visit to the agent with scared young lady in tow. Serviceman called later which was good as the oven was stuck on now and the work surface and controls were very hot. Everything working now until the AC stopped again, by now my wife was suspecting I was carrying on with the agent as I spent more time with her. I guess we were just unlucky as the place was well appointed and the complex very good.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi I am sorry you had things not working, this is the first time we have had anything like this happen. The previous guest to you had not reported any problems, so we were not aware of any issues. We have had all appliances checked out and replaced a board on the AC and all are working well now. So sorry you didn't have a problem free break. Sarah
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

A fabulous apartment with fantastic views of the Old Town and sea. It has everything you could want and in immaculate condition. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Thoroughly enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a week in April 2016 and found the apartment to be spacious and well fitted out, with a lovely roof terrace - the pictures of the view on the site don't do it justice - it really is so nice just to sit there with a glass of wine and look right across such a lovely beach. The apartment was spotless and the beds nice and comfortable. It's just a short walk down into Albufeira which made things so much easier and there were a couple of great clifftop restaurants only a few minutes away. Outside the pool area is nice - the pool itself not surprisingly cold at the time of year but the kids still went in! Overall it's a great apartment to base yourself in and the roof terrace - surely the best in the development - being the icing on the cake.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous !!!

  • 5 of 5

This property is lovely with everything you need for a comfortable stay. It has the most amazing views from its large balcony overlooking the old town, the beach and out over the sea. It has all the amenities plus much more. We a family of 5 stayed for 7 night regretting not booking for more. On returning home we have not hesitated to book for longer next year. This apartment books up fast and when you've been you can clearly see why. The apartment is located on a hill as the name suggests Windmill Hill so expect some incline when walking back from an evening out. We didn't mind at all as we are an active family. Don't be put off by this as a taxi ride home is just a couple of euros. All round a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Best view in Albufeira

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this wonderful apartment. The views from the terrace are truly beautiful and the apartment is modern and comfortable with everything you need as described. Windmill Hill is a family oriented complex, perfect for those who enjoy relaxing around the pool by day and wandering down to the bustling old town by night. Fully recommended and can't wait to return again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We loved that the apartment was only 10 minutes walk from the beach and the town with it's great selection of restaurants and entertainment. The complex is very friendly with a lovely pool and from our terrace we have a fantastic view of Albufeira, it's beaches and out to sea. Nothing beats a chilled glass of rose on the terrace at the end of a day sunbathing and walking on the beach.

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

Albufeira has 2 beaches: the golden sands of the Town Beach with bars, restaurants and water sports, reached via a tunnel through the cliff side, and Fisher men's Beach with its wide sandy shore often lined with brightly painted fishing boats. Within a short drive there are numerous other beaches varying from the sandy coves at Sao Rafael to the long stretches of golden sand at Gale, Praia Grande (nr Pera) and Falesia. For nature lovers, Salgados is the perfect beach to unwind only 20 mins away.

Travel:

Fly to Faro Airport which is served by a number of budget airlines from the UK. The apartment is situated to the west of Albufeira just above the old town. It is approx 46km from the airport. Taxi fare is about 35 euros and the travel time around 40 minutes. Car hire, although not essential, is readily available at Faro airport.

Distances:

Windmill Hill is just an 8 to 10 mins walk to the old town of Albufeira and a short distance to the new marina. A short taxi ride takes you to the vibrant strip area and the Algarve shopping complex. Albufeira is one of the Algarve’s most popular resorts but retains its distinctive Portuguese character. The historic town is particularly pretty with its narrow cobbled streets lined with whitewashed houses, restaurants and shops. The central square is a good place to sit and watch the world go by.

Further Details:

The Algarve is famous for its excellent year round climate, sandy beaches and wonderful golf courses. As one of Europe's top holiday destinations it does provide something for everyone from the busy water parks and main beaches to more secluded coves and inland gems such as the Sierra De Monchique hills and the historic town of Silves, the ancient capital. Albufeira is one of the Algarve's most popular resorts. The old town, with its narrow cobbled streets and whitewashed houses, retains a distinctive Portuguese character. It has an abundance of restaurants serving both local and international cuisine.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Nov/Dec 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£415
for 7 nights
£415
 
 
Xmas/New Year 16
19 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£485
for 7 nights
£485
 
 
Winter 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£420
for 7 nights
£420
 
 
Spring 2017
18 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£460
for 7 nights
£460
 
 
May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£630
for 7 nights
£630
 
 
June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£730
for 7 nights
£730
 
 
July/August 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£830
for 7 nights
£830
 
 
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£720
for 7 nights
£720
 
 
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£530
for 7 nights
£530
 
 
Nov/Dec 17
1 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£420
for 7 nights
£420
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
20% deposit with balance 8 weeks prior to departure. Full amount payable if travel within 8 weeks. Deposits are non refundable unless otherwise agreed.

Changeover Day:
We are flexible on changeover day.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. The bedrooms are fully air-conditioned and this is available at an extra cost of £65 per week. Wifi broadband is also available at a cost of £20 per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • apartment

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome

Location Type

  • beach
  • resort

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom on master bedroom - recently completely re-done, beautifully finished, includes walk-in separate shower, full bath, modern sink and toilet. Second bathroom -again recently completely re-done, with shower, toilet and sink with sea views.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: En-suite master bedroom with super king size bed with sea views from balcony and air conditioning (extra fee). Second bedroom - twin beds, vanity area with flat screen TV, air conditioning (extra fee) and adjoining shower room with sea views.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Both bedrooms air conditioning fee £70 per week. Cot and high chair available on request at no charge. Sorry no pets or groups under age 25. Smoking only on the terrace please. Secure wireless broadband/internet available for an small extra cost of £20 per week (please let me know if you are interested). Outside: Windmill Hill is a low rise spacious complex, consisting of only 91 units. Set in beautiful landscaped gardens the swimming pool with children’s section is positioned alongside the restored windmill and overlooks Albufeira old town and the magnificent coastline. There are plenty of sunbeds and sunshades available around the pool. A snack bar is available during the summer months, there are 2 tennis courts and plenty of free parking for guests. The apartment has its own private large sunny terrace with BBQ, dining for 6 people - perfect for dining alfresco or just enjoying a glass of your favourite wine. Utility Room: Washing machine in master bathroom. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Maid service several times per week. Linen and towels provided. Guests will need to bring their own pool/beach towels. Other: Large terrace on upper level, reached by stairs from lounge area. Terrace has magnificent views of the pool, Albufeira Old Town and 180 degree sea views. Outdoor dining table and 6 chairs. Built in BBQ. Secluded place to relax.

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