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Apartment In Solar Dos Pinheiros, Vilamoura

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Location With Shared Pools And Within Walking Distance To All Amenities

Light and spacious 2 bedroom apartment, one of only 37 apartments in a small, well designed and maintained development (Only 2 floors high). Its in a very tranquil and pleasant area and sits amongst the surrounding pine trees. The location is also perfect for exploring nearby villages and towns. The property benefits from a large open plan/lounge with fireplace that leads onto a furnished terrace overlooking swimming pool and lovely gardens. Its equipped throughout has flat screen Sky TV and free WiFi access.

Carlos Soares
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Portuguese
Calendar last updated:
5 March, 2018

About Carlos Soares

I am a senior gentleman of Portuguese origin. I currently live in London - Clapham and first moved to London back in 1966 the year I went to see England win the world cup!

Why Carlos Soares chose Vilamoura

Although I love London I do miss the warm sunshine that we're not so blessed with here so back in 1986 I decided to buy my property in the Algarve and haven't looked back since. It immediately appealed to me for it's lovely tranquil location and really nice gardens.

What makes this apartment unique

The property is one of only 37 apartments so it's a very small, well designed and maintained development. (Only two Floors high) It's really peaceful as only a handful of apartments are used as holiday lets. The proximity to the marina and all it has to offer is ideal for those without a car. It also serves as a great base for those who want to explore all the nearby villages/towns.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lynn Carvill - Belfast: " Really good as a family holiday, very clean and quiet and close to beaches and marina amenities"

Gwen Lole - Dorset: " Lovely apartment and gardens with nice balcony area for relaxing and eating out in the evenings, great beaches and marina"

Melanie Sanbar - London: " So quiet and really well kept grounds and pool, lots of restaurants to choose from and my husband loves the golf courses".
Jan 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Vilamoura in Quarteira

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Main bathroom with bath/shower bidet, wash basin and wc
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, chest of drawers and excellent spacious wardrobes Bedroom 2 with two single beds, chest of drawers and spacious wardrobes
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: It is ideal for young couples and families. The one flight of stairs leading up to the apartment is also a plus for the elderly. Golfers will benefit from the apartment's proximity to some of the best golf courses in the Algarve. There is also a reception open from Mon to Fri, 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-1pm should there be any queries. Outside: The large gardens and pools are very well maintained. There is one good sized pool and a separate smaller/shallow pool for toddlers. The garden benefits from having generous areas of shade for those who need it and it's parameter is a planted hedge that provides privacy and tranquillity. Each occupant has their own numbered parking space and there is also ample parking space for visitors. The grounds at night are well lit and has all night security. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and changed once a week plus general clean. Please provide your own beach/pool towels Other: Entrance hall with hanging rack for coats and bags etc.


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Apartment In Solar Dos Pinheiros, Vilamoura
average rating of 4.8 based on 6 reviews

Great apartment.

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment in an ideal location - only 10 minutes from supermarkets, and a further 5 minutes to the Marina. Lovely pool area to use during the day or you can use the sun loungers on the balcony. Spacious enough for 4. Kitchen had all the equipment we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review It was a pleasure to have you in my apartment and I hope you will be back again in the near future Kind regards
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Lovely quiet location though close to the marina

  • 5 of 5

Very clean fully equipped comfortable apartment. Air conditioning a plus. Lovely gardens and great pool for both adults and children. Pool cleaned every day and grounds kept tidy. A lovely tree lined safe walk to the marina. Reception and security staff very helpful and friendly. We booked our trips via the reception and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you Carlos, I would recommend your apartment to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great for families and very relaxing

  • 4 of 5

A lovely clean and well equipped apartment exactly as described and surrounded by the most beautiful gardens.The swimming pool was well maintained and never too busy so we were totally relaxed on our return.The location was good,not so far from the centre and unless you want to do a lot of sight seeing a car is not necessary as taxi prices are very reasonable also there is a very good bus service.I would definitely recommend this apartment and we are hoping to return to this lovely part of Portugal in the future.Thank you Carlos.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A lovely tranditional Portugese property, nice open plan living area and two large bedrooms and bathroom, complete with everything you need. The balcony overlooks the private well kept garden and pool, all set in a residential area 10 minutes walk from the Marina, golf, beach, bars and shopping area. NIcely situated to explore other towns and villages within 30 minutes to 1 hour car ride.We had a wonderfull month of nice hot weather. The owner and the staff in the reception are so friendly, helpful and welcoming nothing is too much trouble, this just completed our stay and we look forward to going back again in the near future. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful apartment in a beautiful surrounding

  • 5 of 5

We (4 adults) stayed at this beautiful property for two weeks and had a great time. The communication with Carlos before was easy and very friendly. The apartment is well equipped and the pool never too busy, so you can relax there whenever you want to. If you are willing to walk a little bit, you don't need a car - it's a 15 minutes walk to the beach and the marina and a 7 minutes walk to the supermarket. Another advantage of this property is the reception - the receptionist is very, very friendly and helped us to get a rental car for our trip to sevilla and along the coast. The apartment is a great starting point for excursions, even if you don't have a car, you can take a train from faro to get to various destinations. We enjoyed our vacation very much and we would recommend this apartment! Thank you, Carlos!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
600 Metres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


Vilamoura beach is approx 15 mins walk and Falesia beach is a short drive away (10 mins). There is also a local mini road train that runs from the centre to both beaches


Faro airport is only a 20 min drive away. It is not essential to have a car to reach the centre of Vilamoura and the marina. Bars, restaurants and shops are approx 15 min walk away and there is also a small shopping area with supermarket, banks etc.


Marina 15 min walk

Quarteira 2.5 miles - 15 min drive/bus

Loule 10 miles - 25 min drive

Alte 19.5 miles - 35 min drive

Tavira 33 miles - 40 min drive

Lagos 45.8 miles - 54 min drive

Further Details:

Vilamoura marina is a 15 min walk from the apartment with an extensive range of restaurants, waterside cafes/bars, casino/nightclubs. There are several shops/supermarket, banks and small boutiques.

Vilamoura tennis is a 15 min walk away, 6 golf courses within a 10 min drive - Pinhal Golf course being the nearest approx 1/3 mile away, water park: Aquashow is 2.5 miles away. There are also various water sports on offer or boat/fishing trips.

The neighbouring town of Quarteira (short drive or bus every hr) holds a weekly market every wed. It also has an excellent fresh fish market open daily until 1pm, next to it is the wonderful fruit/veg market that also sells fresh meats and a variety of cheese. For eating out: "O Jacinto" is highly recommended for its fish/seafood dishes.

The delightful and picturesque village Alte is certainly worth a visit as is Tavira, a town of historical interest and full of character. It has its own island and lagoon - Pego do Inferno. Further afield but a great day out is Lagos dating as far back as 2000 years BC.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Vilamoura, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2018
1 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer 2018 (Low)
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018 (High)
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autum 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 28 Feb 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
There is a 30% deposit payable by cheque/bank transfer (non refundable) on booking. Balance is payable 6 weeks before date of arrival. There is a breakages deposit of £150.00 held for any damage or lost keys that may occur returned once the apartment has been inspected. Deposits will be sent back within 7 days of your return.

Changeover Day:
Its flexible depending on season and bookings. Apartment check in 2pm (or earlier by arrangement) and check out 10am (or later by arrangement).

Notes on prices:
Also provide short weekend lets, prices available on request.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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