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Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
1 - 3 nights

About the property


The apartment is part of an amazing complex which is fully gated, secure and has plenty of amenities such as an excellent pool bar in the summer, selling refreshing cold drinks, snacks and coffees. It also has a French bistro and the wonderful Oscars bar, with live music and lovely meals within 400 yards of the apartment front door. Brand new from 2015 is a new Italian restaurant, a lovely Wine Bar and a convenience store for all your daily necessities. A new Steakhouse has also opened up at the bottom of the hill (genuine few minutes walk)

New for 2016 is full WIFI access for all guests and access to 200+ TV Channels.

Slightly further up the road, you have the 5 star Vila Sol Hotel which houses a relaxing spa, beautiful pool area and various bars and restaurants. You can also try your hand at tennis, hit some golf balls on the driving range or jump in a buggy and play 9, 18 or 27 holes of Championship Golf.

Vilamoura Marina is approximately 5 minutes in a car (7 euros in a taxi) and here you will be bumping into the rich and famous. As a family, we have been visiting Vila Sol for 14 years and the kids keep wanting to go back year after year. We know you will enjoy it and we are confident you will rebook on your return.

NEW for 2017 is a second property very close by which allows us to accommodate larger families up to 9/10 people.

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Ian Fraser
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2017

About Ian Fraser

Married with twin boys and the whole family are Vila Sol fanatics.

Ian Fraser purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Ian Fraser chose Loule region

Our family have been visiting the Algarve for 15 years and Vila Sol has been our regular spot for the past 11 years, since the first phase opened. Over the years, the place has got better and better with the new supermarket and restaurants opening. Oscars bar is a fantastic place to relax and watch any sporting events then take in live music. The owners and staff are fantastic and nothing is too much trouble. All of these amenities are within a 2 minute walk of the apartment which was the main reason we chose to purchase here. We hope, make that believe, you will get the Vila Sol bug once you have been.

What makes this apartment unique

For us, the ground floor walk out access to the pools is absolutely vital as using the gates and keeping keys etc can be cumbersome.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thank you very much for allowing us to use your lovely apartment. We think that you have done an excellent job and I hope that all your guests treat it with the respect it deserves. We will certainly check availability with you next time we intend to return to Vila Sol." - August 2014.

"I found it to be in an excellent position. It is the first time I have been to a private owned property but it is the best self catering apartment I have stayed in. What stood out for me was the size of the place. It was very spacious and airy" - September 2014.

"Great standard of furniture, utilities etc. Very clean place. Really nice decor. Excellent, esp with the young child, great just to wander over to any of the 3 pools. Not going up and down stairs etc" - September 2014.

"Thanks for the use of his apartment. It was fantastic and we felt very much at home with everything at our fingertips. The location and facilities were first class." - March 2015
Apr 2015
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Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)


Nice accommodation, lovely gardens, well located, helpful flexible owner.

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay. Thank you. The owners were very helpful and accommodating. They made a number of local recommendations all excellent. The Vila Sol grounds were spacious and really quiet at night during our stay.

There were two very good restaurants, walking distance, Paisagem our preferred for Portugese food, and at the local Marina in Vilamoura there were so many choices that you could easily spend 2 weeks there and never eat at the same place twice! That said Don Alfonso in Vilamoura for steak, exceptional recommendation by the owners, well worth a visit. We went twice!

The local Water park was being refurbished when we were there but certainly looked like it had everything a family would need to while away a day. We had a car to visit many local beaches and sites, recommended. The owner recommended local beach of Trafal, 10 mins drive, was 6 Kilometres long and had hardly anyone on it with free parking. The nearby Market town of Loule has a cultural (artisan) quarter and very good market and just to the right of it is an inconspicuous restaurant that all the local workers go to - the fish & produce is carried straight from the market into the restaurant, brilliant and great value for money.

All in all - an excellent holiday location.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Family Apartment

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with our 5 month old daughter in mid October. The apartment is really lovely and spacious with good quality furniture and fittings inside and out. With a young family the outside terrace would be perfect as you can sunbathe easily outside without leaving the apartment and still be very close to the 3 pools.

The restaurants onsite were great - we ate at Wild Fire and Wine and Tapas for dinner and lunch at the cafe. This was a nice alternative to driving into the marina which we did on the other nights.

Very convenient for the airport and Vilamoura marina with many shops and restaurants but definitely a short 10 minute drive away.

Thanks for a wonderful family holiday and we would recommend to our friends

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful comments. We are always grateful to hear our customers opinions and really glad you enjoyed it. We look forward to your return in the future.
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An absolute fabulous holiday

  • 5 of 5

Well what can I say the apartment is fab the area superb, we totally chilled out on this holiday the grounds of the Villa Sol are kept lovely, also very clean would recommend this place to anyone. All the information we were sent about the place was spot on. Thank you Ian for renting out your apartment it is brill.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review. Like all before its really pleasing to see people enjoy themselves and feel it's a home from home.......with better weather of course. Comments are very much appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future like so many other returning guests.
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Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property located in a beautiful apartment complex resort only a short distance from Vilamoura. Ground floor apartment gave direct access to the 3 pools and was ideal with young children! Would highly recommend resort and Ian's apartment!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very kindly for your lovely review and booking with us. We very much looking forward to welcoming you back in the future. :-) Ian
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Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful home away from home. This is the 5th time members of my family or I have stayed in the apartment and could not recommend it more. As a young, single mother, having a safe location is top of the list for me when my Son and I are on holiday alone and Ian's apartment fits the bill perfectly.

The apartment itself is spotless and has everything and more than a self-catering apartment needs. Location and surrounding areas are fantastic. Most nights we went to the Marina, we also visited the go-karting and always used the taxi number provided in the welcome pack, enabling us to travel around comfortably.

Thank you Ian & Maureen for such a fantastic apartment that allows any type of customer to enjoy the Villa Sol experience - Currently looking at dates for 2017- Cannot wait to return.x

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a million for your wonderful review. As keen travellers we know how much the accommodation can make or break a holiday and it is genuinely appreciated and pleasing to receive such kind words. :-)
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Another fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this apartment 4 times, it's just perfect. I actually don't think you can beat the position of the apartment., and other guests have made the same comment. The large patio area is superb for those lazy nights staying in having a BBQ. Its nice to see the that Vila Sol actually improves each year , with even more choice of restaurants at reasonable prices, everything is now on your doorstep. The apartment is spotless on arrival and it's like home from home , everything you need is there. The huge TV was a big plus for the children , when it got a little too warm out doors. I have and will continue to recommend this apartment , it's just seamless . With a water park and beach 5 minutes away it's ideal for perfect family days out, not to mention some of the finest golf courses in Portugal on your doorstep . We have already booked to go back next , in the same apartment of course.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Vilamoura in Algarve

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath and wc. Main bathroom has large walk in shower and wc.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Both bedrooms constantly refreshed with new furniture, bed clothes and curtains. Fully air-conditioned. Fitted wardrobes. The apartment best sleeps 4, however there is a single air bed for families who wish to use it for a 3rd child and a travel cot.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: These apartments are ideal for young and old. The complex is gated offering additional security and our apartment overlooks 2 pools so you can relax on our patio and watch the kids have fun at the pool area. The air-conditioning ensures the apartment is lovely and cool in the summer and there is nothing better than sitting at night with the sun going down. Outside: Lovely rattan furniture seating 4 outside. A further dining table again for 4 with parasol. 4 sun loungers. Barbecue. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedlinen changed weekly for stays longer than 1 week. Plenty of bath towels and bath sheets provided. Separate beach and pool towels also provided.

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