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Spacious Sunny 2 Bedroom Apartment



Updated: 24-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

Spacious Sunny Apartment in Vila Alba Montechoro, Albufeira, Portugal - Fabulous Large South Facing Balcony AL/2010/132

Our apartment is in a great location and is ideal for families couples or individuals. It has one double and one twin bedroom. There is free WiFi in the apartment there is a TV with satellite TV and a DVD player. The kitchen is fully equipped including a washing machine. There is a large south facing balcony overlooking the pool and beautiful gardens with table chairs and sunbeds. There are sunbeds around the pool and sports equipment available for hire from the snack bar. This complex is an oasis and only 5 min walk from the 'The Strip' where there are bars restaurants and shops to suit everyone. The old town of Albufiera is about 30 mins walk or 1 euro bus/train fare. There are several stunning beaches the closest is Oura beach which is at the bottom of the strip.

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About the Owner

Colin Hatton
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

About Colin Hatton

We having been coming to the Algarve for many years to my parents Villa in a small village about 20 mins from the coast. We love the area as it has so many contrasts. We decided we would like our own place near the coast. We chose Albufeira because we feel it has everything. There are secluded Beautiful beaches and the walking is superb. But we also like a bit of night life and its here if you want it. We also like to try local bars and restaurants which are usually very good and cheap. We love our holiday home because it is so peaceful, Its like an oasis. The old town is charming and a real treat to walk around the cool narrow streets when its hot. We come all year round and we love it. We hope you will too.

Colin Hatton purchased this apartment in 2007

14 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)


Great Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from 12 days in this great apartment. We can only agree with previous reviews that it has everything you need...and more. It is spacious and clean, and the large south facing balcony is such a bonus.

Maria and Colin have thought of everything to make your stay enjoyable, including a welcome pack which is a very nice touch. There are plenty of lovely restaurants where you can enjoy fantastic local specialities, (thanks Maria, your recommendations were spot on).

All in all we had a lovely relaxing time in the sun, at a great location, and hope to return again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nice & spacious apartment

  • 5 of 5

Nice apartment, plenty of space. The kids loved it. We had a great time. The communication wit the owners was very good and they were very helpful and provided excellent recommendations for places to go & eat.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brilliant apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is a very spacious apartment spotlessly clean with everything we needed and close to the top of the strip but without all the noise.

We stayed in July with 2 kids 10 and 14 and they loved the space the apartment had to offer big enough bedroom and more importantly balcony this sits table and chairs plus loungers and still room

The pool did get busy as July but you didn't need to rush down early to get a bed which is great

Wld definitely recommend and go back

Thank you Maria and Colin

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Maia Thank you for this lovely review which certainly highlights what our apartment has to offer. Hope to see you again next year Best Wishes Maria & Colin
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lovely spacious apartment

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely clean, spacious and well equipped apartment, welcome food and drinks in the fridge an added surprise bonus.

Really handy for local bars and only a short walk to the main strip with plenty choice of eateries.

Had lovely walks between beaches and old Albufeira over the cliff tops as did many other like minded souls who we met en route including one man on crutches ( brave man).

I would recommend the lunch time deals where you choose a main, wine, sweet and coffee for between 7 and 10 euros, excellent food and value for money whilst eating Portuguese food.

the market is a must, a real eye opener of all whats on offer.

Overall, had a lovely break and for the time of year it was 20-22'C which was very good but definitely need warm clothes for the evenings.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you what a superb review for apartment and the area. We'll look forward to your return!! Maria
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lovely property in fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

The property was as advertised and more , spotlessly clean , everything you could want for a relaxing break , We were met by great hosts Colin And Maria who provided us with lots of info on the surrounding area .

Close to the beach and strip and a 20 minute walk to Albuferia's old town the apartment provides a great base to explore everything on offer in this lovely resort .

The great sized sun terrace with sunbeds was a bonus , very private and had a lovely view over the pool , I would definitely recommend this apartment and would love to go back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nancy. It was a pleasure to meet you and so good to here you enjoyed your stay at Vila Alba. We hope to see you again soon Maria & Colin
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Wonderful apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was everything I had hoped for and more. Very spacious and Colin and Maria, the lovely owners, were there to greet us upon arrival. It was all the little extras that made this apartment special, for example, washing powder and washing up liquid, dishcloths,tea towels, condiments and a welcome pack, even a drawer full of paperback books. We couldn't have asked for more. Very good value for money. I would definitely return to this apartment without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Activity and Interests


The nearest beach is Oura beach 25 min walk or 5 min drive. It has water sport activities and sunbeds. There are many other beaches being a short distance away.


Faro airport is approx 35 mins away.


The famous Albufeira "Strip" is only a 5 min walk away, where you can find cafes Resturants and bars to suit all tastes. There is newsagent, launderette and an excellent bakery/cafe just a few metres away.

Further Details:

Please note this is a no smoking apartment.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
July /August 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Sept 2017
4 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 17/18
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Booking Notes:
£100 deposit required to secure your booking and dates, then balance payable 8 weeks before travel. There is a £50 refundable damage deposit, as this is a self catering apartment we would like you to leave the apartment as you found it. (obviously not clean it).

Changeover Day:
Change over day is flexible.

Notes on prices:
Discounts will also be available for longer winter lets. Air-con/heating is available at £5.00 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 24-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • apartment


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


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


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Location Type

  • beach
  • resort


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • New Bathroom installed Sept 2013 with walk in shower, WC and wash hand basin. Shaver point and large mirror.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and fitted wardrobes. Bedroom 2 with twin beds and fitted wardrobes.


  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome


  • Notes on accommodation: The apartment is part of a small complex. There is a reception which is operated by Cheerfulway. The reception has internet and tourist information. There is off street parking immediately outside the apartment and level access. Outside: The pool and gardens are accessed via paths (without steps). There are sunbeds and umbrellas situated around the pool. There are tennis courts and equipment can be hired from the snack bar which is open between April and Oct. The pool is large and has a childrens area and a small pool for toddlers. The large balcony has table chairs and a parasol. There are also 2 sunbeds and matts on the balcony. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Apartment is cleaned weekly and towels, tea towels and bed linen are included. Other: The apartment is accessed on ground floor level and there is a parking space immediately outside. So no steps or lifts.

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