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Varandas De Carteia - Apartment With Pool And Sea Views



Updated: 14-Oct-2016
Apartment in Quarteira, Vilamoura Area, Central Algarve, Portugal - Great Location, 2 Minutes Walk From The Beach

Beautiful spacious two bedroom apartment furnished to the highest standard including free WiFi. We have also installed a new TV system which gives us all the Irish English and many more TV channels .Varandas de Carteia is a brand new condominium located just 2 minutes walk from Quarteira's extensive golden sandy beach which stretches for miles in either direction. This luxurious apartment is located on the 1st floor with seaside and pool views from its wrap around balcony. Complete with fully fitted and equipped kitchen, two separate bathrooms (one en-suite) and two nice sized bedrooms. There is a shared outdoor swimming pool with garden area and the apartment also has its own underground parking space. With excellent access to the seafront promenade where you can spend time relaxing with lovely walks along the seafront and enjoy the surroundings. It is ideally situated within easy walking distance of numerous shops, cafés, restaurants, childrens playground and local markets which line the promenade. Just 5 minutes drive from Vilamoura and its many golf courses making it an excellent choice for golfers.

This apartment is fully compliant with new regulations for rental properties and has met all the criteria required for renting and has been awarded by Turismo de Portugal, IP the Lodging Licence No. 22878/AL.

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

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The apartment in Varandas de Carteia exceeded our expectations. The interior was very spacious, everything was clean, new and working flawlessly. It was equipped in everything we needed to feel comfortable during holidays. What we enjoyed most is large terrace with ocean view, ideal for having breakfast or simply relaxing with a book. The building is located 10min walking to city centre and just a few steps away from the beaches, supermarket and some nice restaurants. Moreover, the owners were easy to contact, nice and helpful. We strongly recommend the apartment for relaxing comfortable holidays. Magdalena - Germany

We had a wonderful holiday in Quarteira, the weather was fantastic. It was lovely to wake up with the sun shining every morning. The apartment was great it's so spacious, ideal for the 5 of us. We didn't feel as if we were on top of one another. I loved the balcony, perfect in the evenings with a glass of wine and a book. Niall and Anne
Mar 2009
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Fabulous appartment beside the beach.

  • 5 of 5

We spent 6 fantastic days here with our two young boys, the apartment is like home from home, equipped with everything that you need. It is spacious and spotlessly clean. The balcony is huge and gets lots of sun early in the day, the pool is small but great for kids. The beautiful beach/prom is a two minutes walk away and there is a well stocked supermarket across the road. The only thing i would change is the single beds for adults, my husband is 6' 3 and needs a double bed. The owners are a delight to deal with. I would gladly stay here again and we will definitely return. Quarteria is lovely, much more 'real' than Vilamoura, lovely cafe's and restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay at our apartment. We too feel its a home from home, and love the large wrap around balcony for sitting and relaxing. We also love Quarteira and its a typical Portuguese area and certainly not as commercial as Vilamoura. We also love the close proximity to the beach and the convenience of cafe's and restaurants, and of course the Supermarket across the road is just brilliant and stock everything you could possibly need. I look forward to having you and your family stay at our apartment in the future and thank you for your lovely comments. Anne
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Lovely apartment!

  • 5 of 5

This is the first time we have used this website and thanks to Anne the experience has been great! From start to finish everything has been straightforward. The apartment is lovely, plenty of room for our family of 4. The wraparound balcony was a real plus. The apartment was really well equipped, a real home from home. The property was spotlessly clean. The location was great, 2 mins from the beach (which was never overcrowded) and a variety of restaurants and shops. Nearby Vilamoura Marina is definitely worth a visit. I would recommend this apartment without hesitation. Thanks Anne.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: From start to finish this client has been a pleasure to deal with, everything went very smoothly with the booking and I am so pleased to hear that they were very happy with our apartment. We also love the convenience of the close proximity of everything, shops., supermarket restaurants etc and a car is not necessary and would agree that Vilamoura is worth a visit. Its a lovely walk along the beautiful promenade in Quarteira right into Vilamoura. Again thank you for the lovely review and hope we have the pleasure of having you or your friends stay at our apartment in the future. Anne
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Spacious well located apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is spacious and ideally located within easy reach of the beach, restaurants and supermarket. It is equipped with everything you could possibly need. We throughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return in the future. The owners Anne and Thomas were a pleasure to deal with.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you and your family had a lovely stay at our apartment. The area is very family friendly and we like to think of it as a "home from home" experience and do our utmost to make our guests as comfortable as possible and always welcome any feedback that they can give in order for us to improve our service and make your stay as pleasant and enjoyable as possible. Thank you for your kind words and look forward to hearing from you and your friends in the future. Anne and Thomas
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Activity and Interests


Just 2 mins walk from one of the most desirable beaches in the Algarve. With safe swimming conditions and a long, sandy beach running virtually all the way to Faro. Enjoy fabulous views and easy access to the gorgeous blue flag beach. Take a leisurely stroll into Vilamoura along the beach front and take in the sights of the marina with its dazzling array of yachts, chic boutiques and trendy cafés. There are plenty of shops to browse in and an equal number of places to stop for a cool drink!


Quarteira is 15-20 minutes drive from Faro (Algarve) airport by car or taxi. The bus station in Quartiera is just a 5 minute walk from the apartment where you can travel to Faro and Albufeira. The local taxi rank is located right beside the bus station. The tourist train also makes regular trips around Quarteira during the day. With the complex so close to amenities car hire is not necessary but can be arranged locally or at Faro airport. There are taxi numbers available in the apartment also.


Quarteira is located to the east of Vilamoura about 11km to the west of Faro airport. All amenities are within walking distance of the apartment. Vilamoura is 5 minutes by car or you can walk along the promenade to it. Albufeira is just 40 minutes away by bus.

Further Details:

Quarteira is a popular beach holiday destination in the summer months, as well as golfers during the spring, autumn and winter seasons. Every Wednesday Quarteira has a big market that attracts visitors from all over the Algarve, so if you like to spot a bargain then this is for you! Quarteira beach has lots of sunbeds and sunshades and there are plenty of cafes and bars nearby. Quarteira has a long seafront promenade, sheltered by palm trees with flowering plants. In the evening, this pleasant walk has an endless stream of holiday visitors examining the restaurant menus and the freshly caught fish. Quarteira still boasts a local fishing community and the fishermen can be seen at work at the western end of the beach. The catches are sold at the nearby fish market early in the morning which you can walk to along the promenade. You can also get other fresh produce such as fruit and vegetables here. There is an excellent supermarket just across the road from the apartment with a fresh meat/cheese counter and fresh bread baked daily. There is a brand new LIDL supermarket nearby also. There are water parks, water sports of all kinds, karting, bowling, tennis, a casino and horse riding all close to hand. There are bank machines along the promenade and the main road, all within walking distance.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £178

Booking Notes:
A 40% non refundable booking deposit is required in order to secure the booking. Balance to be paid 4 weeks before arrival. If the reservation is made 30 days before the accommodation period commences, payment in full will be required. A further standard deposit of 200 euros will also be required for breakage and other damage. This will be refunded in full after the apartment and inventory have been checked.

Changeover Day:
Flexible. Generally you will be able to take possession of the apartment from 3pm on the day of your arrival and will be expected to vacate at 11am on day of departure, however we will try to accommodate early/late flights.

Notes on prices:
Prices are based on a 7 night stay for 6 people and are in euros. Special rates available for long term rental periods.

40% booking deposit required to confirm the booking, the balance is payable 1 month before departure.

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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Family


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - separate bathroom with bath and overhead shower, wc, bidet and wash basin. Bathroom 2 - en-suite to bedroom 2 with enclosed shower, wc and twin wash basins.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - with twin beds, chest of drawers and mirror. Bedroom 2 - with twin beds, chest of drawers and mirror. Both bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and electric shutters.


  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The apartment will sleep 5 people and has air conditioning throughout. Smoking is restricted to the balcony area. Outside: The balcony from the lounge has a teak table and 6 chairs where you can relax and enjoy your meal in the beautiful sunshine with sea views. There are 5 sunbeds with mattresses in the apartment which can be used by clients at the pool. Utility Room: Contains washing machine, washing basket, clothes airer, bucket, mop, sweeping brush and dustpan. Iron/ironing board also provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen, bath mats, hand and bath towels are all provided. Bed linen and towels changed weekly. Cleaning is also provided weekly. We also supply beach towels. Other: There is a secure car park underground.

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