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Modern Apartment In A Small Private Condominium With Outstanding Facilities

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

Joy Jones
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
3 April, 2017

About Joy Jones

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.

Joy Jones purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Joy Jones chose Portugal

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Faro District in Europe

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 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
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
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).


5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)


Couldn't ask for more!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late summer
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
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 Day:
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.
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