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Luxury Apartment With A/c In Quiet Location Convenient to Albufeira, Vilamoura



Updated: 31-Aug-2016
Apartment in Balaia Golf Village, Albufeira, Central Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Location Close To Golf Club House And Pool.

The apartment is modern, airy and well equipped, situated on the first floor and well equipped with full cooking and washing facilities. In addition to the sunny terrace overlooking the golf course, which has a range of furniture and a large awning, there is

a larger terrace to the side of the apartment

which enjoys the early morning and afternoon sun. It has air conditioning throughout, a wood-burning stove and electric heaters for winter months. There is a charcoal barbecue, satellite TV/DVD with main English-language channels including Sky Sports 1&2 and Family Movies. There is ample car parking directly

outside. All the facilities of the Golf Village (choice of six pool complexes, golf club house

and restaurant, main restaurant, gymnasium,

indoor pool and reception, tennis courts) are

within a few minutes' walk through attractive,

established grounds. There is also a

supermarket, cafe and hair salon at the

entrance and other larger supermarkets a

short drive away.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I and my wife are both retired and now havethe time to travel more easily and to spend time in our lovely apartment.

We have lived and worked abroad twice and love travel and meeting new people. Portugal is one of our favourite destinations. We have

been coming to Portugal (not just the

Algarve) repeatedly since first camping

nearby in 1980.

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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, Letzebuergisch

Guestbook comments from the owner

From Anita Palmer of Naas, County Kildare (after her third visit, in July 2013):

"We got home Tuesday after 10 lovely days in Balaia, wishing as usual we had had longer".

From Fiona McCloud of Maidenhead:

"I just wanted to send you a note to say what a great time we had at Balaia, staying in your lovely apartment. It went too quickly and unfortunately I will have to wait until next year before going back again. I hope you are happy for me to contact you again in 2014 to look at booking

again". (July 2013)
Apr 2012
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1 Reviews

1 holidaymaker review


Excellent holiday apartment

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation was excellent and for us 10/10. Very well equipped, clean and a lovely view across the golf range. Desmond the owner was very helpful from the start of the booking until the end of our holiday. He was readily available to answer questions and sort out minor problems. The property is towards the top of the complex so a little further to walk but that didn't really bother us too much. We liked being by the golf course. The nearest pool was a few minutes away. The staff at Balaia were very friendly and helpful except the lady in the golf shop - whilst she was okay she could have been more friendly and welcoming but the guy in the shop was very friendly so made up for it. Overall the apartment was excellent and Desmond the owner very helpful. We will definitely return to this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Denise, thank you very much for your very positive review. We are glad that you really enjoyed your stay in our apartment.
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From the Owner

We came to Balaia first as visitors, renting out an apartment. The attractively landscaped grounds with its mature trees and shrubs, the uncluttered lay-out of the development and the range of facilities on offer are what persuaded us to think of purchasing our own apartment. It is within easy reach of a range of beautiful sandy beaches and other places of interest.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 25 Kilometres Nearest Golf : on site Nearest Restaurant : A Veranda at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Maria Luisa at 1.5 Kilometres Car: recommended


There are many attractive sandy beaches close by backed by the hallmark Algarve orange cliffs. Nearest is Maria Luisa, across the road from Balaia and 10 minutes walk from Reception. Santa Eulalia is about 20 minutes walk, with ample car-parking at the beach. Olhos da Agua village a few minutes drive away has an attractive beach and ample car parking close to the beach in a multi-

storey carpark. All the beaches have cafes or

restaurants, sunshades, loungers and lifeguards during the main season.


The nearest airport is Faro which is approximately 30-35 minutes drive. While car hire is not essential it adds greatly to visiting surrounding areas. Taxis are readily available. A return journey to Albufeira costs 12-15 Euros. There is a regular bus service in both directions with stops close to reception. Balaia can provide transport from and to the airport in a minibus for groups for around 35 Euros each way.


Oura (outskirts of Albufeira) is about 20 minutes walk or 3 minutes drive. Olhos da Agua is about 30 minutes walk or 5 minutes drive. Vilamoura is some 15-20 minutes drive. Silves, Paderne, Lagoa, Portimao and the main Algarve waterparks are all within easy reach for half-day excursions.

Further Details:

There is a restaurant on site and a wide range of restaurants offering different cuisine along the main road and in Olhos, Oura and Albufeira. Dutch, Thai, Indian, Chinese and Indonesian restaurants jostle with Portuguese and other European styles. There are numerous snack bars. There is a supermarket at the entrance to the development and others within a short distance. One of the Algarve's hypermarkets, Algarve Shopping Centre, is about 20 minutes drive away. Sir Cliff Richard's vineyard, the Adega do Cantor is quite close to the hypermarket

and tours are provided. The nearest cashpoint is in a nearby supermarket and there are many cashpoints in the towns. Reception can give advice on medical or dental services available in

the immediate area.

Despite being a centre of tourism, the area has a great variety of bird life and there are a number of bird reserves with hides a short drive away. There are also much evidence of earlier times, dating back to the Romans and many historical buildings in the various older towns along the coast and inland.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 5
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 1
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
1 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable deposit of 10% is required at the time of booking, with the balance payable 6 weeks before arrival date.

Changeover Day:
Outside the main season there is greater flexibility in respect of changeover days. In high and peak season changeover should take place on Saturday.

Notes on prices:
For 2015 the prices, based on 4 people sharing, are as shown. Where there are fewer people the price will be adjusted slightly to reflect the different laundry requirements. Outside main season days of arrival/departure can be more flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

We spend out time at Balaia in relaxation, pleasant walks, swimming, golf, bird-watching, meals alone and with friends and vising places of historic or cultural interest. Balaia is well situated away from the bustle of Albufeira and Vilamoura, but within easy reach of them. Our large side terrace is a great place for having a barbecue or relaxing in private on a lounger. We love swimming in the warm waters, playing golf and enjoying the Portuguese countryside and people.

Property Type

  • apartment


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


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • resort


  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • One en-suite bathroom with twin sinks, walk-in shower and WC. Second bathroom has sink, bath with shower over, bidet and WC. Both are spacious.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: sleeps 4 in two-twin bedded rooms, one en-suite. Notes on bedrooms: Two twin-bedded rooms, one en-suite. The master bedroom has access onto both terraces. The second bedroom is adjacent to an additional separate bathroom. All spaces are air conditioned and heated.


  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: The apartment is classified by the Portuguese authorities as "T2 Superior" in view of the quality of the accommodation and range of equipment. It is well maintained, light and airy. Cot and highchair may be hired via Reception. Wi-Fi internet access is available in the apartment and can be purchased at Reception. Outside: There is a good range of outside furniture including table and six chairs, two loungers, awning, parasol, and a charcoal barbecue. There is a choice of six pool complexes across Balaia Golf Village, with the nearest 100 metres away. The golf club house, also 100 metres away, serves breakfasts, has a snack menu throughout the day and serves meals some evenings. The Veranda restaurant is located at reception. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble drier, iron, ironing board, range of cleaning equipment, some beach equipment, clothes basket and airer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included; you will need your own beach towels. Bed linen and towels are changed weekly by the maids. If you require additional linen changes or maid service (cleaning) this can be arranged at Reception for a small charge.

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