Apartment in Vale de Parra, Albufeira Area, Central Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Location, 20 Minutes From The Beach. Restaurants And Shops Within Strolling Distance
Ideally located for all ages. Quiet location yet close to all amenities. Vale de Parra is within walking distance of Gale beach, and next to it is Salgados beach with excellent beach bar/restaurants. Stroll along the beach to Armacao da Pera with its variety of good, inexpensive local and ethnic seafront restaurants. Close by is the traditional, pretty village of Guia which is the home of chicken piri-piri! (you'll never go to Nando's again!) Guia is also home to Algarve Shopping, a mall with excellent shops, English-speaking medical centre, multiplex cinema (with films in English) and a large supermarket. There is something for everyone. For sun lovers there are not only the beaches but several water parks. Children will enjoy Zoomarine where they can swim with dolphins. In the other direction is the bustling town of Albufeira with lively nightlife or the old town of Albufeira where you can sit in the cobbled square and enjoy a drink whilst listening to the street musicians.
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About the Owner
Now resident in the UK but having owned a property in the Algarve for 15 years and lived there with our children through schooling to teenage years, we are well placed to help you enjoy your holiday to the maximum with advice and help on where to go and what to do.
Whilst our teenagers preferred the nightlife from Albufeira to Vale de Lobo, our scene was more traditional with the Algarvian countryside, beaches and restaurants being more to our liking, so whether you have younger children, teenagers or no children we are very familiar with what's on and where to go and would be very pleased if we can help you.
1 holidaymaker review
Couldn't ask for more!
The apartment was absolutely lovely! It was exactly what we were looking for and better than most of the other apartments we'd seen (and they were more expensive). The owners are really helpful and will accommodate you to the best of their abilities which makes the holiday so much more enjoyable. Perfect location and lovely staff in the complex, great facilities and fantastic atmosphere. We've already booked another holiday this year!
From the Owner
“Vale de Parra is within walking distance of Gale and Salgados beaches with miles of golden sand. Close by is a small but well stocked supermarket and less than 5 minutes away the traditional village of Guia the home of chicken piri-piri (forget Nando's!), with a variety of restaurants offering fresh-caught fish, steaks and traditional Portuguese fare. From the apartment you can decide on quiet villages, countryside and beach restaurants or the bustling nightlife of Albufeira: the choice is yours. For keen golfers Salgados offers an excellent course within 3 or 4 mins or 30 odd others a 1/2hr drive! On the main road, the EN125 is "Algarve Shopping", a mall with excellent shops, an English-speaking medical centre, a multiplex cinema (with films in English) and a large supermarket.”
Activity and Interests
Gale beach is a 20 minute stroll away or there is a regular bus outside the apartment or two minutes by taxi. Gale is a very pretty, sheltered beach with 3 excellent beach front bar/restaurants. Next to it is Salgados beach along which you can stroll for a mile or so to the town of Armacao da Pera with its variety of good, inexpensive local and ethnic seafront restaurants.
The apartment is 30 minutes from Faro Airport. We can organise good value airport transfers or recommend car hire companies.
There are beaches, bars and restaurants within walking distance and our reception staff can organise trips and taxis.
Albufeira: large town 10 minutes by car/taxi. Shops, gift-shops, bars restaurants, street musicians.
Guia village: 5 minutes by car/taxi. Good quality restaurants and chicken piri-piri, exceptional wine shop, banks, excellent English-speaking pharmacy
Algarve Shopping: 5 minutes by car/taxi. Fashion shops, jewellers, electrical stores, shoe shops, excellent hypermarketand and a big food court selling many ethnic restaurants.
Water parks: 15 mins away with their own regular bus service.
Bank: just opposite the complex or there are several in the village of Guia
Pharmacy: just down the road from the complex or an excellent English-speaking one in Guia.
Supermarket: very good mini-market across the road from the apartment;
Algarve Shopping: excellent large hypermarket (Continente) restaurants vary from Indian, Italian, Chinese, International and of course, Portuguese.
Zoomarine Oceanography Study Centre: swim with dolphins (pre-book), shows with dolphins and seals and aquariums and a number of fun rides - an excellent day out for the whole family
Albufeira - large town: with it's night life is 10 minutes away.
Loule: large town with a big market on Saturday mornings
Two roads run parallel right across the Algarve from East to West. The EN125 immediately north of Guia and the A22 motorway a little further north. The motorway is much quicker but with tolls (talk to your car-hire company) and your credit card will be debited with the charge as well as an administration fee if you leave Portugal without paying them!
Approx 45 mins in the opposite direction from the airport (just off the A22) is the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve motor-racing and karting circuits.
There is also good karting to be had at Almancil, about half way to the airport.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
A deposit of 30% is required at the time of booking. You will be required to complete a booking form. Final monies will be due six weeks before the holiday. You will receive notification of all monies recieved within 3 working days of receipt. Payment in cash or cheque in Stirling or Euros (cash).
Changeover date is flexible. We ask that the apartment is vacated by 11am. Access will be 3pm unless there are no guests departing. We will always try to let you gain access as soon as possible and allow a late departure if we have no incoming guests.
Notes on prices:
We are always happy to discuss special offers.
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.
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“The 2 bedrooms are situated at opposite ends of the apartment each with their own bathroom offering unusual privacy. Bedrooms and lounge have air-conditioning and patio doors onto a private terrace. Numerous activities for all ages and tastes within easy reach. This small, private condominium is ideal for those who just want to relax. A car is not essential but if you hire one there is private underground parking to keep it cool in summer! Superb food from high quality a la carte meals to pizzas is within walking distance. There is a manned reception area (08:00-22:00hrs) with friendly staff who will answer your questions, organise taxis, transport or trips. There is a childrens pool and two adult pools. Within the condominium there is a cocktail bar and private pool-side bar.”
- Air Conditioning
- Lift ...
- Garage ...
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided ...
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair accessible ...
- near the sea
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 1 (en-suite) - shower cubicle, basin, wc, bidet, shaver point. Bathroom 2 (adjacent bedroom 2) bath, shower, basin, wc, bidet, shaver point.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The bedrooms (which can be made up as doubles or twins) are situated at opposite ends of the apartment with their own bathrooms, offering a high level of privacy. Both bedrooms have curtains and electrically operated roller-shutters
- Golf ...
- Outside: Two large shared pools and a children's pool in well kept gardens. Adequate sunbeds for all residents are provided. The pool-side private bar with its cobbled terrace has snacks available for the convenience of swimmers and sunbathers or more substantial bar snacks are available from the Littrus Bar. There are a variety of restaurants within easy walking distance from the complex. The private terrace extends the whole length of the apartment with a dining area outside the kitchen, where in the evening you can sit and watch the sun go down over the sea on the horizon. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning once a week. All linen and towels provided (not beach towels).