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Pool Side Apartment With Own Entrance. Stunning Countryside And Coastal Views



Updated: 12-Oct-2016
Apartment in hills above Loule, Central Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful And Romantic Location, 10 Minutes Drive To Market Town of Loule

Unique light and airy modern apartment attached to the main villa, high in the hills above the historical town of Loule, ideal location for 2 people or the single traveller looking for a tranquil holiday away from the crowds. Situated in the centre of the sunny Algarve it is ideal for those wanting to explore. Relax unwind and de-stress in the unspoilt Algarve, lounge around the large pool, surrounded by spectacular breathtaking scenery and finish the day dining on your poolside terrace as the sun sets over the glorious hills. All guests are met on arrival by the owners who occupy the main villa.

This apartment is ideally situated for those wishing to explore the Algarve, just a 15 minute drive to the coast line Quarteria with it's glorious 1 mile stretch of sandy beaches, vilamoura with its lovely marina and parades of shops and restaurants just a 15 minute drive away.

For those looking to see more of the Algarve this is the ideal base, with the far end of the Algarve less than 1 hours drive away, or why not visit Spain just 1.5 hours drive away.

For those looking for night life away from their tranquil setting Vilamoura casino with nightly live entertainment is just a 15 minute drive away, local taxi can be arranged.

For those serious cyclist's who enjoy a challenge, or who want to train in the ideal setting give the hills here a try.

More Details
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I fell in love with the Algarve many years ago with it’s perfect climate, wonderful people and relaxed atmosphere it is truly a little peace of heaven, we that’s my husband and son genuinely enjoy sharing our wonderful home above Loule with all of our guests. We strive to ensure that your holiday is truly as comfortable and perfect as possible, it is very important that from the moment you arrive you truly feel at home; we will do all we can to ensure you unwind, relax and enjoy your well-deserved vacation. We do hope you will come and join us in enjoying all the Algarve has to offer.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Great holiday you should re-name it Ronseal because it does exactly what it says on the tin, see you again. Alison, Mark & josh.

Really enjoyed our holiday great tennis thanks for arranging everything Therese.

Thanks we have enjoyed every lazy moment, your very special and blessed people. Martin, Anna and Joe.

Absolutely fantastic place, country side amazing,you made our holiday special. Mandy and Pete.

"Just what I was looking for felt at home and safe as a lady on her own, Thankyou see you again Ruth.

"Serene lived up to it's name! we felt at home from the moment you welcomed us, the large pool was sheer indulgence, still loads to discover, so we will be back, (dont say we didn't warn you....! luv Kathryn & Adam.

Excellent value for money and just how you descibed it in every way, You dont charge enough Roger & Allie.
Jul 2009
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10 Reviews

based on 10 holidaymaker reviews


Peace and Tranquility.

  • 4 of 5

Perfect peace and tranquility. Brookly, Jeff and Joe were so helpful and made the stay comfortable and happy. The apartment is spotless and well maintained with everything you need there to make self catering a pleasure. The local knowledge the family have is amazing with tips and help to find the real Portugal. Will be returning next year.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou Joe so pleased you enjoyed your holiday, would really love to see you both next year, hope the back still has no pain. Yours kindly Brooklyn
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We made a good choice!

  • 5 of 5

We liked:

1 the location, views, security and peace

2 the clean, well equipped apartment

3 the reasonable price

4 having lovable Brooklyn, Geoff and Joe around to share their knowledge

and make us laugh

5 the clean pool (though March was too cold for us to swim)

There wasn't anything to dislike! Thank you for having us. We will come again.

Helen and James

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Helen and James, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and would love to see you both again.
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Peace, tranquility & views to die for!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this comfortable, well equipped apartment. It was spotless on arrival with a very comfortable bed, good powerful shower & well equipped kitchen. The views from the terrace are outstanding, 180 degrees of Algarvian countryside. There were eagles flying over the valley and jays & serrin in the trees all around. Brooklyn & Geoff are excellent hosts and always on hand to offer advice on the area whilst leaving you in peace to enjoy your holiday. We would definitely recommend this apartment & hope to return again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both, for your review, look forward to meeting you both again, so pleased you enjoyed your vacation, we have nothing to hide so what we say is what you get. Thank you for sharing this with others, such lovely guests, we feel privileged to have met you both. Good luck with your future plan. Yours Sincerely Brooklyn & Geoff.
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Beautiful views in peace and tranquility

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful apartment. The pictures absolutely reflect the wonderful location and uninterrupted countryside and coastal views. The owners, Brooklyn Geoff and their son Joe are wonderful hosts and could not do more to make us feel welcome and to make our stay relaxing, enjoyable and memorable. They strike the perfect balance with being attentive to your needs whilst respecting your privacy. They always had time to answer questions and make some great recommendations of where to eat and what to see if we needed their help. Brooklyn also provides relaxing spa treatments which was very much appreciated after a strenuous surf lesson. We would definitely recommend this to anyone we know and thank you to Brooklyn, Geoff and Joe for the privilege of allowing us to be able to stay in such a great location.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for being such wonderful guests, it was a pleasure to meet such lovely people, do so hope to see you both again. Brooklyn.
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  • 5 of 5

I have visited many properties on the Algarve over the last 20 years and have to say this is up there with the best. What appealed to me when booking was that you are paying apartment prices, and while the accommodation is the size of an apartment, it has everything you need and comes with the facilities of a villa, pool, terrace, sun beds and shades, garden and the rest.

Brooklyn, Geoff and Joe, their son, could not have done any more to make our stay as comfortable as possible. They are not intrusive and leave you to do your thing but are also very happy to socialise over a glass of wine or two when invited.

We very much enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Escape to the mountains

  • 4 of 5

Brooklyn and Geoff are very welcoming and impeccable hosts. The appartment is private and has a lovely aspect on to the poolside and the magnificent mountain views beyond. We never got enough of the views and the peace and quiet. The appartment is small but was completely adequate for our needs. Loule and Vilamoura are close by where there are lots of cafes and restaurants serving good food at reasonable prices. We are planning to go back for another visit soon if they will have us!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We purchased our property for it’s breath taking views across the countryside, situated high in the hills above Loule this unique position allows us to enjoy the gentle breezes, which sweep in from both the coast and the glorious surrounding hills. Spring brings wonderful scenes of almond blossom and wild flowers as you meander up the hill, Autumn the wonderful pink and lilac skies as the eagles and hawks soar over head, Winter brings clouds rolling into the valley below waiting for the sun to burst through. Summer Ah those long hot days & glorious sunsets night after night. Even now it all seems to good to be true, so many activities to choose from, but the best of all for us after living and working in London is the tranquillity and being woken every morning to birds singing.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 19.1 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : LOULE at 4.1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : VILAMOURA at 16.2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 at 8 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : LOULE at 4.1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Quarteira at 15.3 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Perfect location for quests that need to relax, distress and unwind, we can provide aromatherapy massage, reflexology and relaxation massage, all carried out on site by qualified UK Therapist all prices sent with booking package if requested. The area is perfect for walkers and cyclists with many paths and trails to follow in the direct area,for the serious cyclist looking for a challenge or serious hill training why not try out the hills right on your door step, further information available on request. Ideal holiday for bird watchers during the spring, autumn and winter with many birds of prey over head including the rare Spanish eagle.


Loule is central to many beautiful beaches with Faro, Quinta do Largo, Vilamoura and Quarteira all within a 20 minute drive away. Owners can direct you to many unspoilt beaches and coves perfect for swimming and sun bathing.

With endless summer activities you will never be bored.


Faro international airport is just a 20 minute drive away. A hire car is essential for those wishing to explore the Algarve. Please note drivers must be in possession of their passport and drivers licence at all times. For those not wishing to drive, Taxi's can be arranged and the owners offer trips into Loule for shopping for a small charge. Airport pick ups can be arranged please state when booking. Bus and train station in Loule.


The historical market town of Loule is just a 10 minute drive away, Loule hosts one of the famous Saturday markets has 4 large supermarkets, numerous restaurants, cafes, bars, take-aways, craft shops and banks. Every weekday morning there is a lively fresh fish, fruit and vegetable market that also sells freshly baked, rolls and patisseries. 2 large shopping forums both within a 30 minute drive where you can find cinema's, Spain for the travellers is just an hour’s drive away.

Further Details:

The owners live on site and so are on hand if you require assistance but always respect your privacy. We wish to make your stay a memorable one for you. Apartment Serene is ideally located for golf, tennis, water parks, fishing, beaches, horse riding, bird watching and sight seeing. Walking and cycling in the Spring and Autumn is very popular trails in local area, cycle hire is available in the Algarve at very reasonable rates. Loule carnival in February is famous and well worth the visit. Loule Jazz festival playing every weekend throughout July is visited by many. Serene is the ideal place to unwind and relax,be pampered enjoy the peace and tranquil settings around you, ask for details on therapies carried out on sight. Loule is only a 10 minute drive away with its modern shops it has every thing you need for that perfect holiday. Just down the hill is a local Portuguese cafe/bar and bakery, very friendly where you can soak up the local atmosphere.

Ideal for those who want a break to do nothing, just laze around the pool and listen to nature all around you.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 7
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Rate 1
1 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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Rate 2
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
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Rate 3
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
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for 7 nights
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Rate 4
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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Rate 5
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Rate 6
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Is flexible, dependent on bookings already made. Check with owners on availability and to receive further information. Arrival time is 2.00pm departure 10.00 am.

A 30% non-refundable deposit is required to secure your booking, with the remainder of the balance required 8 weeks prior to arrival . If booking within 8 weeks of arrival date payment is required in full at time of booking.

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From the Owner

The villa is secluded yet not isolated, the perfect place to relax, unwind enjoy a book and reawaken your senses, let those wonderful breezes keep you comfortable even on the hottest days. Perfect walks all around. Drive into the market town of Loule; even with its modernisation the town remains a historical jewel to explore, along with all the small hamlets situated within easy driving distance Being central we are well located for the wonderful beaches, excellent golf courses, multitude of restaurants, shopping and only 20 minutes from Faro airport. You will always find one of us around to help or answer any questions you may have, we strive to ensure your stay at Serene is all you wish it to be.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural


  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Modern en-suite bathroom with shower, WC and hand basin.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom double bed, room for single bed, either in the bedroom or in the lounge area. spacious fitted wardrobe, electric heater for the winter months, hairdryer available.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: This accommodation is not suitable for children under 6yrs. This is a non smoking apartment.(smoking allowed on poolside terrace). No pets allowed im afraid. Apartment is fully insulated, warm in winter cool in summer. Out side retractable awning for shade and alfresco dining. The pool is only shared with owners who respect the privacy of our guests. barbeque. Outside: The apartment is set high on the hills above Loule in a typical Algarvian garden, you can find a tranquil spot to sit and read a book or relax in peace and admire the breathtaking views and glorious sunsets. The pool is 10 x 5m with steps at the 1mtr end and ladder at 2m end, pool is shared with the owners only. A large pool terrace is equipped with cushioned sun loungers and parasols. Table and chairs are provided for alfresco dining with a large awning to provide shade. The apartment has its own private entrance and parking outside the main gates. We do have two friendly dogs, however they are contained within the villas own front gardens. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels including poolside towels & linen are included, guest need to bring beach towels. Bed Linen and towels changed weekly. Additional cleaning & laundry for those travelling light can be arranged for small charge.

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