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Luxury Ground Floor Apartment, Direct Access To 3 Pools -FREE WIFI - Apartment 1

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 0 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


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.

More Details

Ian Fraser
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
2 April, 2018

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 Vilamoura

Our family have been visiting the Algarve for 20 years and Vila Sol has been our regular spot for the past 16 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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Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
25% non-refundable deposit taken at time of booking and balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to departure. Flexible on this if circumstances prevail. All payments are non-refundable on cancellation.

Cancellation with more than 8 weeks to arrival date = Deposit lost.
Cancellation with less then 8 weeks to arrival date = Full payment required.

Changeover Day:
Flexible on this depending on availability. Arrival time is generally 3pm and departure time is 10am. We will be as flexible as possible and attempt to get the apartment ready as soon as possible for early arrivals however this is not always possible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. 10% guaranteed minimum discount for departures in next 4 weeks. Discounts available if paying in full in advance. Please ask.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Vilamoura in Quarteira

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
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
  • Free Wifi
  • 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 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • 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 rollaway 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
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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average rating of 4.9259257 based on 28 reviews

Fantastic apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is fantastic and is ideal for a family holiday or a group of friends, the Vila Sol complex is so safe for young children.

The apartment both inside and outside is fantastic. We will be regular visitor to this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again Catriona and glad you had a great time. If you fancy those dates in June or want to organise other ones then just give me a shout :-) Ian
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5star family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We rented both of Ian’s ground floor apartments for a family holiday in Sept 2017. The apartments were very spacious with beautiful garden / patio furniture for sitting out and the location is perfectly situated in front of the main swimming pools in the complex. The WiFi was perfect and there was an abundance of tv channels to keep the kids entertained when needed. Very comfortable living area also. We loved the set up so much that we have already booked again for May 2018 and we will be bringing more family along!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Linda for the lovely comments. Everything all booked for May for both again and look forward to having your extended family as guests. Very much appreciated. :-)
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Spacious family friendly apartment.

  • 5 of 5

Spacious apartment within easy walking distance of shops and pools. Clean and modern. Owner very responsive to queries. Useful tips on where to visit/ eat/drink. Would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Really loved the apartment. Everything just right, very comfy bed, lovely outside furniture.

Wifi was great and tv good. We loved the modern sofa too and found everything but pegs in the kitchen.

Excellent owner who really gives you so much advice.

Would we return you bet !!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks David for the lovely review. It was a pleasure helping out and we look forward to your return visit. Just get in touch. Thanks again. Ian
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Great apartment!

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant location and stunning apartment, very well furnished especially the outdoor area. Loved the easy access to the pools and the local restaurants/pubs. The information book in the apartment about the marina with good places to eat was very useful and there was even a few numbers for very reliable taxis! Couldnt complain about anything and will definitely be returning in the future!!

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay

  • 4 of 5

Just returned after a 3 night stay and wished we could have stayed longer. Passed Vila Sol on many occasions in the past and often wondered what it would be like, definitely not disappointed. Apartment was a delight with plenty of room. Living room and outside terrace were exceptional. Position was ideal as close enough to access all 3 swimming pools but far enough away for privacy. Would definitely recommend and would stay again. Thanks for allowing us to use your apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Loule to Lisbon
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Oscars, Wild Fire and Moon Algarve
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: not necessary


The beautiful beaches at Vilamoura and Trafal are a 5 minute drive in the car or taxi.


Faro airport is a 20 minute very easy drive due to new dual carriageway.

Further Details:

3 minutes walk from restaurant, bar and bistro. Local supermarket is a 3 minute drive and excellent large supermarket with lots of UK food is an easy 5-10 minute drive away