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Apartment In Vilamoura 3 Minutes Stroll From The Marina



Updated: 06-Aug-2015
Apartment in Vilamoura, Central Algarve, Portugal - Apartment 5 Minutes Stroll To The Sun Soaked Golden Beaches With Its Lively Bars And Restaurants

A spacious, comfortable apartment sleeping up to 5 people. A corner position, it has the advantage of 2 balconies ideal for that all day sun. Recently renovated with new bathroom and kitchen and tiled floors throughout. A 15 minute, taxi ride from Faro Airport, once there a car is no longer needed. Within one minute walking distance there is the local Spar Supermarket which has everything you need and Bank with cash point.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Accept Credit Cards

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About the Owner

Hi my name is Jon, I'm a business man living and working in the UK. Sometimes in my hectic schedule, I get the chance to holiday in Portugal one of my favourite holiday destinations.

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Basic apartment in a non-tourist area

  • 1 of 5

Our family has rented a villa/house/apartment in Portugal every summer for the last 30 years and unfortunately this apartment was the worst, by far. It is in an ugly residential block in a quiet residential area and at least a 10/12 minute walk from the marina. The residents dogs barking and their babies crying kept us awake every night and the door banging and drunk/loud inconsiderate residents kept us awake for quite a lot of each night too! Sleeping was extremely difficult, not just because of the constant noise, but also because there was no aircon in the bedroom. It felt like an oven. The apartment is small and advertised that it sleeps 5 .... 4 of us went on holiday but there are just 2 main rooms, a good sized bedroom with twin beds (which had thin uncomfortable mattresses, flat sheets that did not fit the mattress and small flat pillows) and a small lounge with an ill-equipped kitchenette area - no kettle for starters!! a basic requirement for self-catering, I think). My 17 & 18 year old 6 feet tall sons slept on the sofa beds in the lounge and said they were just about ok for them to crash on but probably not for an older person to sleep on. This is a second floor apartment advertised with 2 balconies. The doors to each balcony were not lockable and I therefore did not feel totally safe. The bedroom balcony had no furniture on it at all so could not be used and the lounge balcony had a small old rickety table and 2 old chairs (advertised for 5 people, remember!). Also, the balcony railings were rusty and in a very poor state so we could not really make any use of the balconies. There is a small ancient portable tv that we did not turn on, so we tried to stay out of the apartment for as long as we could.

Overall, we were very disappointed with this apartment and felt that it did not warrant price we paid for the 5 nights we stayed, however, we booked late to join friends who were staying in a nearby 5* hotel and availability in Vilamoura was limited. We now wished we'd paid the extra and stayed at the hotel too.

The only positive thing i can say is that the agent looking after this property was EXTREMELY helpful with everything, thank you Paula.

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

  • 4 of 5

The accommodation was excellent and easy to manage, the views from the balcony were wonderful and the location was first class. The Marina is well worth a visit with its restaurants and bars and I am certainly looking forward to going back again late in the year

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

My father spent a great deal of time in Vilamoura enjoying his retirement. He wanted a location that allowed him to be part of everday Portuguese life in a local community but with access to the vibrant tourist areas around the Marina and beach when that suited him. This apartment fits the bill perfectly.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 29 Kilometres Car: not necessary


The apartment is a 5 minute stroll on the level from Marina Beach and a 10 minute walk to Falesia Beach. Marina Beach has a number of bars and relaxation areas along with the the well known PuroBreach facilities. Falesia Beach has fantastic red rock formations and boasts an array of services and amenities, including water sports.


Faro Airport is a 15 minute taxi drive away. There is also a direct bus route.


Quarteira was originally a traditional fishing village with it's own harbour and market place. It offers a quieter location for evening entertainment in contrast to Vilamoura which is full of lively bars, restaurants and night-life to suit all tastes and pockets.


Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 30% is required to confirm the reservation. The balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival date.
Keys to be collected from SAP (Management Company) full contact details will be provided in your reservation pack.
SAP is within walking distance of the apartment.

Changeover Day:
The property will be available on the date of arrival by 5pm and Departure time is 11am on day of departure (You may access the property sooner if the property is available - refer to the SAP the management company on arrival).

Notes on prices:
Long lets are available call or email for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

For me the benefits are: 15 minutes in a car from the Airport. 5 minutes walk from the Marina, beach and restaurants, local amenities on the doorstep e.g. supermarket, bank etc. Very affordable in an area that can be expensive.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • resort


  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Recently renovated bathroom to a very high standard with WC, wash basin, shower, bidet and full length mirror.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: One bedroom with twin beds with access onto a balcony, lounge area with 2 sofa beds and one pull out bed again with access to a second balcony.


  • Balcony
  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Sun screens for the balconies and intercom system. Outside: Beautiful landscaped well kept gardens. Lots of tropical plants and grassed areas.

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