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Luxury Apartment In Quiet Location, 5 Minutes Walk To Beach And Old Town Square.

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Apartment in Old Town Albufeira, Central Algarve

Rental License 4221/AL

This small quiet complex was only completed in 2008. There are only 21 privately owned apartments with a communal pool. The complex is ideally situated between the Old Town Square and the Marina. A 5 minute stroll will get you to the beach and the Old Town Square which is full of bars, restaurants and entertainment. At the Marina you will find lots of boat trips, cafes, bars and restaurants. Both bedrooms and the living room have patio doors opening onto the large south facing balcony with sea views. The fully air conditioned apartment has FREE WIFI, TV, DVD player with a selection of films There is also a selection of books. A fully equipped kitchen, safe and underground parking. For extra peace of mind the apartment has a full legally required rental licence.

Bobby Duffin
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2017

About Bobby Duffin

My wife and I are both semi retired and spend a lot of time travelling. Our family are all grown up and are in their twenties. We visit Albufeira about once a month, and love the place. It really is a second home to us but we have decided to rent it out during the summer season as we are not over then.

Bobby Duffin purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Bobby Duffin chose Algarve

When we decided to buy a home overseas there was only one place we were interested in and that was the Algarve. Being only 2 or 3 hours from the UK and with the same time zone was a big factor. With low cost flights every day and the beautiful beaches, climate and the friendly Portuguese people, there really was no other country we considered. We looked at a lot of property along the whole Algarve but when we viewed this apartment we decided it was for us straight away and signed for it there and then. It is in a nice quiet area but only 5 minutes to the beach and Old Town Square. There is nothing as nice as sipping a glass of vino tinto on the balcony at sunset and watching the fishing boats lights flickering on the sea, and the nightly catch is available in the restaurants the next day.

What makes this apartment unique

Near to beach and near to the Old Town Square with all the entertainment but far enough away to be nice and quiet. There is a bus stop 20 metres away but everything you need is within walking distance so no car is required. A well stocked supermarket is just round the corner, 2 mins away.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in the Albufeira in the Faro District

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • town
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Vanity unit with wash basin.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Vanity unit with wash basin. This bathroom is an ensuite.
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower over bath, wc, bidet and vanity unit. Second bathroom in hall has shower unit, wc and vanity unit.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , This bedroom has an ensuite bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed with en-suite bathroom. Built in wardrobe, dressing table and 2 bedside drawer units. Bedroom 2 has 2 single beds. Built in wardrobe, dressing table and 1 bedside drawer unit. Both bedrooms have air conditioning & patio doors opening out onto the south facing balcony with sea views.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The apartment is ideally located and can be used as long term or short holiday rental. It is between the Old Town Square and the Marina in a quiet area. It is very secure and furnished to very high standard. There are many shops, bars and restaurants nearby. Outside: There is a large south facing balcony with table and 6 chairs. The communal pool is very private. Entry to the property is via electric garage door or front door which is automatically locked at all times. Utility Room: Secure underground garage with own parking space and electric door and lift to accommodation. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are included. We also supply beach towels. Property cleaned and linen changed once a week. Agents will be on site to meet and greet and to help with any queries. Other: Large south facing balcony which can be accessed from the bedrooms and the living room has table and 6 chairs and sea views.


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Luxury Apartment In Quiet Location, 5 Minutes Walk To Beach And Old Town Square.
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Fantastic apartment!

  • 5 of 5

This is a superb apartment - probably the best we have ever stayed in. Quiet location was great and easily walkable to local supermarket, the lovely beach or into town for the many restaurants etc.

Bobby was fantastic and responded to all emails within a couple of hours. He also provided us with a lot of very useful local info prior to our trip.

We can't recommend this apartment highly enough!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely comments. Replying to emails immediately is all part of the service and with free WiFi in the apartment we are always on hand for any queries. I agree, it's a lovely quiet area and yet so close to the Old Town Square. Thank you so much for your high recommendation. Regards........Bobby
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Great quality property, all facilities, long balcony, security features, modern, very well equipped

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was lovely, comfortable and towels were provided. It felt very secure and homely, and so handy having 2 showeres / wc's.

Kitchen was super, comfortable beds, plenty storage.

The location was very good, quiet with a short walk down to a supermarket. Only a 6-8 minute walk down hill to the beach, and a lift down to the sand. A few minutes further to the charming old town. We tried out some of the recommended restaurants and enjoyed all.

We would also recommend Splash & Slide watar park and had a good time on the boat trip to the caves/ dolphin spotting.

We would definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely comments. We are so happy you had a great time and would love to have you back again in the future. I agree about Slide And Splash, it's one of the top water parks in Europe and kids of all ages (including me) enjoy it. There are so many boat trips it's hard to pick which one, the caves are great and it's always a bonus if you spot the dolphins. The lift down to the sand is great plus if you wander to the opposite end of the beach you might have noticed a set of escalators going up from the beach........very handy after a long day on the sand. Once again, many thanks for your lovely comments.
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Very clean , spacious, great location

  • 5 of 5

Apartment was in strategic location, away but close enough to night life, pickup point for all attraction just on the corner, fresh baked bread just 2min down the road. Property very clean and spacious with great view. Fantastic one week in Albufiera

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great week. Thank you for your nice comments. I will also let the shop know that you enjoyed their fresh bread - they will love that. I agree about the location of the apartment, perfect for walking to the centre of town but far enough away to be nice and quiet. Once again, many thanks for your kind remarks. Kind regards....Bobby.
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Great holiday

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic apartment. Location perfect and just as advert stated. Bobby organised transfers which were very efficient. Lovely restaurants in area! Love Portugal and will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. Organising transfers are all part of the service. Totally agree, Portugal is a wonderful place for a holiday and hope to see you again in the future.
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  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for more!

This apartment was extremely clean. We often stay at VRBO's and AirBnBs so we notice small things like a few crumbs in the bottom of the garbage pail or a sticky spot on the fridge. This place was spotless. The owner has also paid attention to small details such as extremely explicit instructions for the appliances, door locks and entertainment system. The booking and check in process as well was likely the most organized that I have experienced. The owner provided maps with clearly marked routes and location of popular restaurants, landmarks and the grocery store. He responded to all of my e-mails promptly, answering any questions that I had. We were met upon our arrival as well by a leasing agent who was professional and pleasant. He reviewed with us the apartment instructions and also provided helpful information about the area.

The physical layout of the unit was perfect. We are a couple travelling with our adult daughter so appreciated the two bedrooms and bathrooms on either side of the unit. The living areas were spacious with ample seating at the breakfast bar, living room and balcony. The apartment had all the needed amenities right down to a corkscrew in the kitchen to a clothes drying rack with clothespins on the balcony. All amenities were in excellent condition. The wireless was quick, and there were multiple and well located electrical outlets throughout the apartment. There is secure underground parking with a lift to the unit.

The location was fabulous. The marina, grocery store, beach and old town, with multiple restaurants to choose from, were easily accessible with a short walk but it was not loud or noisy. We also liked the general location of Albufeira. We travelled to Ferragudo to access Algarve Freedom Kayaking, the market on Saturday in Loule and Faro's Old Town and shopping district (all great activities) and all were accessible in less than an hour drive.

We had a wonderful vacation and we would highly recommend this apartment to others.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to write a lovely review. So glad you had a great time. We always try to make everything as simple as possible so all you have to do is enjoy the wonderful Algarve. Once again, many thanks and it was a pleasure to have you as our quests. Bobby.
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Perfect holiday package!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment and location details were spot on. Best apartment that we have stayed in by far and we have stayed in quite a few over the years around Europe. Clean , modern fantastic layout . Almost felt like two apartments. Communal pool was not busy when we were there and quite a sun trap. Loved the security of the main door access and the balcony area was fabulous to unwind and relax. The owner , Bob, was exceptional in the ease in which the apartment was booked . He arranged our taxi transfers and provided excellent information about the area and restaurants. We ate out at all of the recommendations that he made. Fabulous. There is walkable access to the marina, supermarket and beach. The walking will certainly keep you fit! Public transport was on the doorstep . Just perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Arte Bar
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Loads and loads.
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Praia do Peneco
Car: not necessary


The main Old Town beach is 5 minutes walk away, there is a lift to take you to the beautiful golden sand if you don't want to walk down the steps. The Marina is a 10 minute walk away with lots of restaurants to enjoy and watch the world go by.


Faro airport is 30 minutes away, we can advise and put you in touch with transfer companies that we have used and car hire companies that are UK based.


The Algarve is only about 80 miles from one end to the other and the property is right in the middle so everywhere is easily accessible.

Further Details:

There are about 14 water parks and amazing beaches over the full length of the Algarve. There is a bus stop 30 metres away to many of these and ticket shops to book trips nearby.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in the Albufeira, Portugal

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
July & August 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
September & October 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Winter 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
April 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
May & June 2018
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
July & August 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
September & October 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Non refundable deposit of 25% secures your booking with final payment 8 weeks before arrival along with a £200 breakage deposit (this reflects the high quality of this apartment) and will be refunded 7 days after departure and inspection by management.

Changeover Day:
Check in time is flexible depending on whether or not the apartment has been occupied until that day. The apartment should be vacated by 11am on day of departure to allow for new arrivals, however we will try to be flexible wherever possible.

Notes on prices:
Christmas and Easter prices on request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.