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Beautiful Air-Conditioned Apartment On Oura Beach With Fabulous Sea View

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment on Oura Beach, Albufeira, Central Algarve, Portugal - Unwind In A Relaxed Atmosphere And Listen To The Waves Caress The Shore

Beautiful 3rd floor apartment in the prestigious Clube Borda D’Agua family run Hotel right on the famous (Praia da Oura) Oura beach which is one of the best beaches in the Algarve. On this Blue Flag beach in high season Lifeguards patrol watching over all the various water sports and facilities including sunbeds and umbrella shades. Everything is within a 2 minute stroll, newsagents, a bakery, supermarket, gift shop, cafes FREE Wifi and bars (Sky Sports) and restaurants, The private outdoor residents pool and sun beds are secure with access only available within the Hotel. The Indoor pool and Jacuzzi is below this on the ground floor with a key available from reception out of season. The double fronted balcony reached from either the kitchen or the Master bedroom permits the alfresco dining, the sun bathing or just chilling out and listen to the ocean lapping on the shore in the evening as the sun goes down.


Owner
Harold Wimbush
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a fabulous view, so relaxing and peaceful and everything to hand. While the children watched a dvd at night we sat on the balcony with a bottle or two watching the world go by. I want to go back again. PJ Scotland



Home from Home. We have now been 4 times Harold treats us like part of the family, nothing is too much trouble cannot recommend him, the location or the apartment high enough. SB. Cardiff



Loved every minute of it, the kids loved the beach and the banana boat ride when we were hungry one of us just nipped back to the apartment and made some sandwiches it was only a couple of minutes away. The handy thing was you could keep an eye on the children from the kitchen in the pool below. P.N. Reading
Nov 2011
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Oura in Algarve

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • resort
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Fully tiled bathroom between the 2 bedrooms with bath and shower over, wc, bidet and sink with towel rails shaver point etc.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Double bed, 3 single beds. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: double bed, built-in mirrored wardrobes, dressing table with vanity unit and hair dryer. Bedside tables with lamps Patio doors to balcony. Bedroom 2: 2 single + 1 put u up bed(small extra charge)and furnished as above.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat
  • Golf ...
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: No smoking inside the apartment, only on the balcony please. It is also suitable for small children with the use of a travel cot and high chair. The apartment is located very centrally to all amenities, 2 min from beach 2 min from the shops and 4 mins from the famous strip with its countless shops, bars and restaurants. 6 mins by taxi or “Road Train” to the tranquil Old Town where you can dine on Fishermans beach, a choice of 100+ restaurants from around the world, watch mime artists and puppets in the square or just chill out in Music Alley. Transfers can be easily arranged from the airport and to just about any attraction on the Algarve. FREE WI-FI in all the cafés and bars. Outside: The private first floor outside pool is only available to residents and my guests and surrounded by plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas. From here you overlook the restaurants below, the beach bars and of course the beach. Also below the pool is the indoor pool and jacuzzi. Utility Room: Large dining table and 4 padded chairs or go through the large patio doors onto the veranda there is another table and 4 chairs for those Alfresco nights or breakfast in the sun. Clothes airer/dryer. Iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedlinen, bath and hand towels supplied. The property is cleaned each week along with towels and linen for people who book 2 weeks. For shorter stays there is a charge for mid week cleaning/towel change.Please bring your own pool/beach towels. Other: Security, access can only be gained through reception which is locked at 9pm, the key will be on your key ring. Also there are 2 private electronic security gates 1 to the beach, 2 short cut to shops opened by a security code which I also give to you.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

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Overall a bit disappointed with some aspects.

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This is the first time I've ever written a review, I feel compelled to do this so that others are aware of the issues.

There are positives;

The apartment is a good size and has a powerful shower

great view overlooking the sea

Nice pool

People on reception are friendly and helpful

Great local amenities including a bakery and supermarket

Ideally located for "the strip" if you enjoy lively nightlife

Negatives

The apartment is advertised as having a car parking space and WiFi.

The apartment owner has loaned the underground parking space which comes with the apartment to someone else. This wouldn't be a problem if the parking wasn't so bad in the road.

WiFi isn't available in the apartment, you have to go down 2 flights of stairs and a 100m walk to reception. And the quality of the WiFi is poor.

As well as the above, the apartment would benefit from a comprehensive update.

There's a silver disc on the floor next to the bath to allow the drains to be cleared. Unfortunately this disc has been damaged allowing water to flood the bathroom floor when the plug is pulled after having a bath.

The clothes airer is extremely rusty rendering it unusable, there's only 1 wineglass and this is chipped! The TV is only of use to watch a DVD, you can't actually watch TV (would expect sky tv with English channels as fairly standard nowadays)??

The toilet flush mechanism is broken, it's useable but comes detached from its housing.

The hotel owner came to the apartment and made me aware that our bathroom was leaking into the apartment below. He asked to take a look and take photos so that he could let our apartment owner know where the leak was coming from and have it repaired. I had no problem with this, although a man contacted us the following evening to inform me that he had been in and repaired a leaking tap without us being informed. I attempted to call our apartment owner to let him know that we didn't have a leaking tap and clarify what the problem is but he wasn't available. I then called the apartment cleaner who told me she was in Iceland, she asked her husband to contact me which he did. We arranged for him to come to the apartment the following morning at 10.00am, we waited until 10.45 but he didn't show up....not how you want to spend your time on holiday!

We've tried to speak to the owner now that we've returned to give him the opportunity to rectify the faults in the apartment before we wrote the review but he's not interested in talking to us

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a wonderful 5 days in this property. Clean and spacious with everything you need. Situated right near to the beach with stunning views out to sea. Restaurants and Supermarkets close by and a short walk to the strip. Would highly recommend this apartment and the owner Harold was great and contactable if we needed anything.

Thank you Harold

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning appartment, with everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here as a family of 3, from 31/8/16 till 11/9/16. We had a wonderful holiday. It was so great sitting on the balcony at night listening to the waves tumbling on the beach. Shops and restaurants was in close proximity. My teenage daughter loved visiting the Chinese shop on the Strip. Very cheap and it stocks all kinds of goodies. The beach is beautiful. We went to zoomarine and the old town, the dolphin show was great. All in all a great holiday, and we would really recommend a stay here. The apartment is very spacious and very well equipped. Thank you Harold.

Regards Ilse

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Isle I am so happy you had a wonderful time in the apartment and nothing was too much trouble. I appreciate your comments and trust I will accommodate you or your friends in the near future. Kind regards Harold
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Great Apartment!

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay at this apartment. The pool area was lovely and quiet and the beach was just on the doorstep. It was so lovely to wake up to the sound of the sea. Plenty of restaurants and shops nearby. Very steep walk up to the strip, not for the faint hearted. Very clear and helpful communication from Harold on booking and leading up to our trip, made everything so easy. Would recommend this apartment for a lovely relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great Apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is a great, spacious and well maintained apt. With shops, bars & restaurants on your door-step. The Strip is a short walk away while the Old Town is a short Taxi ride (you can also walk). Would highly recommend this apartment with the relaxing sound of the sea washing up on a beautiful beach.

Joe

Ireland.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Oura heaven

  • 4 of 5

Lovely well maintained apartment on 3rd floor. Double doors from main bedroom and kitchen onto the balcony which overlooks the pool and the sea. Perfect for a quiet family holiday but the Strip and The Old Town are close enough to walk. There is a well stocked local shop across the street with reasonable prices and a little bakery just around the corner for the breakfast pastries. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 2
19 Mar 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£428
for 5 nights
£599
 
 
Rate 3
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
£464
for 5 nights
£650
 
 
Rate 4
15 Jul 2017 - 12 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
£599
for 6 nights
£699
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 5
13 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£428
for 5 nights
£599
 
 
Rate 6
2 Oct 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
£393
for 5 nights
£550
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£599
for 7 nights
£599
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable deposit of 50% (refunded if I can re-sell your dates)on booking and the balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival. Payment may be by electronic transfer or cheque. £150 refundable breakage fee payable on a separate cheque when paying the final balance of the booking. This cheque is destroyed upon your return.I will forward some paper work and receipts for your booking after confirmation in writing/email.
BOOK NOW!! When it's gone it's gone.

Changeover Day:
We are prepared to be flexible about changeover days, normally Thursday or Saturday. Approx arrival time is 4pm, latest departure is 11am, but we will try to accommodate any requests dependent on arrival of next guest.

Notes on prices:
Stays of more than 7 days attract a discount of 10% on the extra days.
5th person staying charged at only £50 for the week.

50% deposit secures your booking. This deposit may be refunded only if I can re-sell your dates at a similar price.
50% balance to be paid 8 weeks before your arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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