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5 Star Beach Apartment With Stunning Views of Beach Sea & Coastline

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Quinta Da Barracuda Albufeira, Stunning Beach/Sea views - 2 Minute Walk To The Beach & 5 minute walk to Famous "Strip"

Exceptional location 100 metres from the beach at Forte Sao Joao. A leisurely 15 minute walk across the beach will take you into The Old Town.

Guests have use of two swimming pools as well as a tennis court. In the evenings enjoying a meal or drink on the balcony you will experience the most spectacular evening sun sets.

The perfect location for couples, families, and golfers who are looking for a fun relaxing holiday. owner has another 1 bed apartments situated on the same floor therefore making it ideal for family and friends who like to holiday together.

Albufeira is regarded as the tourist capital of the Algarve offering good cuisine, shopping, local markets, night-life and relaxation. The town itself offers an interesting contrast with its two distinct areas known as The Old Town with Marina, cobbled streets and newly refurbished square, and the well known 'Strip' with its many shops, restaurants, bars, bull ring and vibrant night-life.

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Anne Neeeson
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
5 May, 2018

About Anne Neeeson

We are from County Tyrone in N. Ireland. We first came to Portugal over 25 years ago and fell in love with this beautiful sunny part of the world. We like to spend as much time as possible here enjoying the lifestyle and playing golf.

We have put a lot of thought and effort into making these apartments very comfortable for the enjoyment of our guests - a 'home from home in the sunshine' (whatever the season). We hope you agree!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Areias de São João in Albufeira

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • resort
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet , Jacuzzi shower with seat & inbuilt radio - great relaxation
    Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has marble floors/walls with heated floor.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom with 2 single beds. Spacious wardrobe with concealed drawers. Safe. Cot /High chair available if requested.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The apartment has central heating and air conditioning WI Fi available if requested. (small charge) Cot & High Chair available if requested (small charge) English speaking representatives to meet on arrival & on hand to deal with any queries regarding the apartment. Check in 2pm check out 10am Apartments fully suitable for children of all ages. No pets allowed. No smoking at this property. Self-catering. Outside: Secure underground car parking. Direct access to beach from swimming pool area via key pad at rear gate. Lifts available to all floors. Gated complex with access only by key pad to front / rear gates. Electric patio shutters. Adults/ children's swimming pools. Tennis Courts. Shared garden. Bed linen/towels provided. Guests bring their own beach towels. Mid clean/laundry can be provided, if requested at an extra charge.


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5 Star Beach Apartment With Stunning Views of Beach Sea & Coastline
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

What a lovely, clean apartment. Great location and stunning views pool clean and well maintaiined

  • 5 of 5

First impression we met Kevin (lovely chap, warm welcome) who let us in, showed us round and how the apartment worked. It was late so we went to bed. We woke and was amazed at the stunning views. Apartment fab. Well so clean, with a well equipped kitchen. Lots of tv channels, films, books to borrow. Pool area is so great. Clean and well mailtained with loads of sunbeds. It's a lovely quiet location but only 10/15 mins walk to the strip where it's lively with bars and restaurants. It's also a fab 25min walk along the beach to the old town where there are shops restaurants and bars. We hired a car from the airport and found the 40min drive easy and with free parking in the gated site. All in all we had the best time with great weather and will definitely return. We are a couple in our late forties. 5*

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home from Home Wow with Breathtaking Views

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous 10 day stay in D26 Barracuda. The property boasts the most amazing views of the sea and coastline from the second floor with a large corner balcony which welcomed the sun late afternoon into evening and a soft breeze whilst watching the sunset. The pool area was spacious, never overcrowded and well kept with access to the beach path.

The apartment has everything you could possibly want and more including washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher. It is bright, airy and modern with contemporary decor and has been well maintained throughout. The bedroom has ample space in the large wardrobes and 2 single beds which can be placed together to form a double if so desired. My young son and I used the 2 singles, the beds were firm with a selection of pillows to suit all. My husband took the large sofa bed in the living area which opened up into 2 singles. Being 6'4, there was no compromise, it was perfect. The apartment has air conditioning but we only used this on a couple of occasions as we loved having the door and windows open at nights, again home from home but warmer of course!

We were met at the airport by our transfer Billy who brought a smile to our face with his knowledge, hints and tips about the area and the best place to get steak, then greeted by the property managements representative who explained the workings of the apartment and again some information on local recommended eateries and facilities.

Albufeira area itself was beautiful, the beaches were golden, the atmosphere was alive, the new town/strip area was only a 5 min stroll from the apartment with a great buzz from beautiful restaurants (Wild & Co was a favourite as well as Cepa Velha which had the most delicious authentic Portuguese dessert) and nightlife as well as a host of shops. The Old Town was a 20 minute stroll along the beach boardwalk and had fabulous shops as well as restaurants, our favourite, Bravo was authentic, cool & airy (upstairs) with friendly staff, great food (including the Portuguese Almond tart) and the opportunity to cook your own steak which my husband loved - (I will of course expect this at home :).

Overall I can recommend Albufeira and the apartments which was within an extremely secure private, gated area, with triple locks on apartment door, a safe - which you wouldn't need and owners (Anne & Gerry) along with local representatives who couldn't do enough for us from beginning to end .

We will be back - Thank you Anne

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What an amazing comprehensive review we are so thrilled that you & your family had such a fabulous holiday & thoroughly enjoyed your stay in our apartment. The apartment is indeed very well furnished with everything needed for a self catering apartment. The views are spectacular of the beach, the ocean & across the bay into Old town.The location is ideal close to Old town & the famous Strip. Guests love the amazing sunsets from the balcony. We look forward to seeing you all again very soon. Best regards, Anne
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Couldn't have been better!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our holiday went pleasantly smoothly! From our initial booking with Anne, to being greeted at arrivals by a friendly Andy, greeted again at the complex by a very friendly and helpful Kevin Boggs and being picked up promptly by Billy (also very friendly!) to be taken back to the airport (we opted for the additional transfers). The apartment itself was above our expectations, clean, well-maintaned and with everything you could ever need - and more - for a self-catered holiday (including nice, clean linen and towels)! We utilised the safe even though we probably didn't need to - the complex itself is gated and secure. We enjoyed air-conditioning in both rooms (we're 4 girls in our mid-late twenties, so 2 of us slept in the bedroom and 2 on the sofa bed - which can be 2 single beds as opposed to a double). Because of the location of the room there's no pool view (not needed!), however it does get all of the afternoon and evening sun, and being on the second floor it has amazing sea views. The pool area was also better than expected - always very clean and always free sun beds (though we did go before the school holidays)! We much preferred the pool area to the beach because of how clean and quiet it was (though the beach is just a short walk away). Although the strip is close by, we enjoyed the stroll up the beach (which is almost entirely covered by a boardwalk) to the old town on most evenings, where we found a few lovely restaurants. One day we also went to Slide & Splash Water Park which you can book online up until the night before and select your pick up location ('Três Palmeiras Restaurant' is the closest) which is a short walk away (Take a left at the T junction just past Spar, then walk down the road until you get to the first roundabout) which we'd highly recommend! Very happy, would definitely recommend and return.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you girls for the fantastic & detailed review. There is no doubt you all had a brilliant holiday staying in our apartment. We are very pleased you found the whole experience went smoothly & that our staff were very friendly & helpful. The apartment has a great location within the complex with amazing views of the beach & sea. We look forward to seeing you all again in the not too distant future. Best Wishes Anne
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fantastic appartment

  • 5 of 5

From booking appartment with Anne everything was so straight forward .On arrival we were met by representative Kevin ,who was so helpful ,nothing was to much trouble.Appartment was stunning ,Fantastic views ,everything you could need was in appartment ,excellent place to stay ,we will definitely return Excellent place to eat just outside entrance Chilli Pepper fantastic breakfast.Thank you Anne and Gerry we had a great holiday xx

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you both had a great holiday in the apartment & that everything went smoothly. The choice of restaurants are great, glad you enjoyed the one immediately outside the complex. We look forward to having you back again in the near future. Regards Anne
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Marvellous apartment with stunning view

  • 5 of 5

Owner Anne made booking so easy and was very accommodating. Apartment was perfect and included everything for a very enjoyable holiday. Especially enjoyed the spectacular sunset from the balcony. Would certainly return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Barracuda D26

  • 4 of 5

Absolutely lovely apartment – modern, clean, very homely with everything you would need. Lovely balcony with beautiful sea views and a lovely large swimming pool. The apartment is set in a very peaceful location but a very easy walk to the strip and a lovely walk to the old town along the beach. Also felt very secure with the main locked gate. I went to this apartment with two of my friends (all in our 40s) and I would definitely go back to this apartment with both my family and friends - very highly recommend to others. Thanks for a lovely holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so delighted you and your friends had a lovely relaxing holiday and enjoyed your stay in our apartment. The gated complex gives you that extra privacy which so many guests appreciate. We hope to hear from you again & would welcome you & your family to stay with us. Best wishes Anne
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Balaia/Pine cliffs 9 Hole Salgados 18 Hole
Nearest Train
4.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Metres
Couple of restaurants immediately outside complex
Nearest Beach
200 Kilometres
Forte Soa Joao adjoining Fisherman's beach
Car: not necessary


With over 3,000 hours of sunshine you can enjoy the many glorious long sandy beaches in Albufeira. These golden shores with dramatic cliffs and rock formations make this area a wonderful destination both in summer and winter.

Some of best and most beautiful beaches in the entire world are to be found here, many have been awarded prestigious Blue Flags for their cleanliness.


Faro is the nearest airport approx 35m away / 30-35 minutes drive. Car hire is available at the airport.

Airport pick ups can be arranged, if requested. €70 2-4 persons €90 5-8 persons

Taxis are also available at the airport.

As the apartment is centrally located to many of the local attractions, car hire is not essential. If, however, you want to explore the Algarve further,car hire is available at very reasonable rates.

The local bus service is very efficient and reliable if you do not wish to drive.


Excellent location within Albufeira close to the beach with easy access to the beaches, attractions & world class golf courses.

"The Strip" - 5 minute walk.

Beach - 2 minute walk.

Nearest local golf course - 10 minute drive.

Old Town/Marina -15 minute walk.

Algarve Shopping Centre with its large number of shops, restaurants cinema, -15 minute drive

Vilamoura/Marina/golf -15 minute drive.

Aqualand ,Splash/Slide, Zoo marine- 20 minutes

Lisbon - 2 hr drive by new motorway

Further Details:

The Algarve has long been a favoured destination for holidays. It is full of ancient history and heritage.


The Algarve has a fantastic all-year round climate and can boast more sunshine hours than California!

You can often see temperatures hit the mid 30's, thanks to the see breezes its always a pleasant heat.

With over 100 miles of dramatic cliff faces and extensive golden beaches, the Algarve offers a dramatic coastline, and beautiful clear seas to swim, sail, surf in or simply watch the boats sailing by.

There is something for everyone, whether you're after a relaxing day, water sports or simply viewing the many tourist attractions.

All types of holiday activities can be enjoyed including water sports, horse riding, fishing, go karting and hill walking.

For those who enjoy sightseeing there are many places of interest including museums in Faro-maritime museum, boats and seafaring displays, while children will love the science museum.

Faro airport is just 35km from Quinta Da Barracuda. (35minutes)

Many of the Budget airlines fly from U.K. and Ireland into Faro

We can arrange Airport Transfers from the airport to your apartment.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Areias de São João, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
May 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
June 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July-Aug 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sept 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Oct 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Nov 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Dec 22 '18 - Jan 9 '19
22 Dec 2018 - 9 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% deposit required at time of booking
Balance due 8 weeks prior to holiday
Payment can be made by cheque, bank transfer, credit/debit card or PayPal (C/C P/P 3% charge).
Refundable security deposit of £200 is required with balance monies for any accidental damage/extra cleaning/loss of keys.
Payment can be made in either sterling or euro.
Long /short term rentals available, please contact owner.
Guests named only on booking form are permitted to stay in apartment.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day flexible where possible.

Arrival time - 3pm.

Departure time - 11am.

We will where possible facilitate guests arrival time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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