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One Bedroom Apartment In Albufeira With Private Balcony And Sea Views

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in Albufeira Old Town, Central Algarve, Portugal - 2 Minutes Walk To The Beach, 300m To Old Town Square

Our one bedroom air-conditioned apartment is located at the Top of the Old Town in Albufeira. Ideally located for all tastes with Fisherman’s Beach just a 2 minute walk and the bars, restaurants and shops within 300m - the apartment is set within the Bay View complex which has a large swimming pool, children’s splash pool and relaxing garden area. The apartment has floor to ceiling windows all with a sea views and a balcony where you can relax in private.

Bay View Algarve has free secure private WiFi access.

Bay View Algarve is registered with Alojamento Local/AL (permission to rent the property or Rental Licence) meaning our guests can be assured that we comply to all required health & safety regulations.

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Gail Sykes
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
13 March, 2018

About Gail Sykes

Owned and managed by Husband and Wife Team, Darren and Gail Sykes, we live in Sao Bras de Alportel in the Eastern Algarve and have over 9 years experience of managing self-catering holiday rentals in this area. We purchased our apartment in the Bay View complex in January 2013 and have spent time re-furbishing it to a high standard.

Gail Sykes purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Gail Sykes chose Albufeira

The apartment is situated in an ideal situation above the Old Town which means access to the beach, bars, shops and restaurants are within a few minutes walk.

Guestbook comments from the owner

May 2013 We have had a lovely time. This apartment is well positioned not to have to walk far to enjoy Albufeira's Old Town, shops, bars and beaches.

May 2013 We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this apartment and as regular visitors to Albufeira we will hopefully be booking again in the not too distant future.

June 2013 Thank you for a wonderful stay in the middle of beautiful Albufeira. The apartment is really nice and we took time to cook a lot of food. We hope to be back again some day :-)

2-9 June 2014 Our parents spent a beautiful week at Gail's apartment... Everything in the apartment was perfect and the assistance given by Gail before booking, during their stay and afterwards was extraordinary .. It is lovely to find that exceptional courtesy nowadays. Needless to mention the location of the apartment is unsurpassed with convenience to shops, beach and restaurants all within minutes. We would sincerely recommend this apartment for all of the above and will certainly be booking again with Gail.
Jan 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in the Albufeira in the Municipality of Albufeira

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Lift
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The spacious luxury bathroom is fitted with a large shower unit complete with hydro-massage jets, a low-level wc and designer ceramic sink with cascade mixer tap and under sink storage.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with 1 double bed, mosquito netting, sea views, fitted wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside units, fan and hairdryer. There is also a small dining area where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner. Large enough to accommodate a child's cot.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Situated on the 2nd floor of the Bay View Apartments in Albufeira Old Town, the apartment was fully remodelled in January 2013 and offers high quality, contemporary accommodation with modern fixtures and fittings to ensure that all of your self-catering needs are taken care of. Bay View Algarve is registered with Alojamento Local/AL (permission to rent the property or Rental Licence) meaning our guests can be assured that we comply to all required health & safety regulations. Outside: Large shared pool and separate toddler splash pool. Sun loungers and umbrella's are available along with a Poolside changing room, shower and wc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen, bathroom and beach towels are included in the cost of the apartment and are changed weekly. Other: The apartment benefits from secure parking for one vehicle and a roof terrace where guests can relax and soak up the Portuguese sunshine. The apartment is also equipped with iron, ironing board & clothes horse. Free Wifi in apartment


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One Bedroom Apartment In Albufeira With Private Balcony And Sea Views
average rating of 4.2 based on 6 reviews

Lovely apartment really well situated.

  • 4 of 5

Stayed for a week.Apartment well fitted out.Access was simple and airport pick up arranged by Gail was excellent.Would love to go back thanks for a lovely holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Another excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

Just wanted to say yet again another fab stay at Bayview. The addition of the new balcony was great and really finishes the apartment off. Gail & Darren were great hosts as always and the apartment was comfy, clean and as fab as last year. The only negative we have about our stay is that it went far too quickly. Looking forward to next year already :-) 10/10

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jayne and Neil - glad that you enjoyed the new balcony :-) look forward to seeing you again next summer x
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Lovely relaxing holiday

  • 4 of 5

This was our 12th trip to albufeira, and after a 2 years break we were really looking forward to it. We arrived at the apartment to be meeted and greeted by Gail & Darren who were very welcoming,and there for our arrival , they showed us around. The apartment was fab, just what we like. Clean modern, all the little home from home extras, inc beach towels. We weren't disappointed. Ideally located for both the old town and the beach, 5 minute walk to both. We prefer the beach than the pool but the pool area looked nice and well equipped but for us it's fishermans beach every time. With the added bonus of the lift up from the beach, it was an ideal opportunity to sample a sagres, outside bar Bizarro...our evenings were mainly spent sitting outside bar A Mare in the old square:) followed by the lovely home cooked Portuguese food at O Veileiro....try it, it's fab, along the main cobbled street 3 courses inc a bottle house white all or about 30 euros for 2. We love it there for either a light lunch or evening meal. Shalom also worth a visit and also ricardos near the sea front. There's a take away across the rd from the apartment and we tried a pizza from there twice, they were very good. Excellent little coffee bar down the road for a Tia Maria coffee and a great little supermarket opposite too. Basically the apartment was all we could ask for, ideally located, comfy, well equipped, ace power shower, all utensils, tv, DVD.....and with the added balcony to be in soon it will be superb..... We are already looking at our flights for next year and can't wait to go back. We would highly recommend the apartment and are missing albufeira already . If only we could get that lottery win! See you again 2014

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comprehensive and positive feedback Jayne and Neil :-) We are looking forward to meeting you again in 2014 and thank you for looking after our apartment so well.
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Ideal & Welcoming Base

  • 4 of 5

We found this property to be an ideal & welcoming base for our family holiday. I stayed here with my 14 yr old twin girls and 23 yr old daughter for 16 nights.

The Bay View block is conveniently situated on the edge of the Old Town, away from the hubbub but only 3-5 minutes walk from The Square, tunnel/lift to the beach.

It has been renovated with a spacious & tastefully finished outdoor space complemented by seating areas.

There is a well maintained & good sized family pool with loungers, umbrellas & an array of lilo's & children's games which we all enjoyed using.

The poolside amenities were awaiting renovation when we were there but I have no doubt that if the specification is similar to the rest of the property then they will be great too.

The apartment was well placed at the front of the block on the 3rd floor with great views. Gail told us they hope to build a balcony onto the lounge which will be a fantastic addition.

The roof terrace was up 2 floors & vast, we got some great photo's from it.

There is a roomy lift that was much appreciated as my 3 girls had huge suitcases crammed full to bursting!

We were concerned that we would be disturbed by the church bells but not the case as it is not used for services anymore, the church further down did ring their bells on Sunday, but not until mid-morning!

The bus stop & taxi rank are steps away from the block just the other side of the church.

The secure parking space & lift was really appreciated when we had shopping, Aldi's is a 3 min taxi/car ride away! There are minimarkets, booking kiosk & lovely patisserie 20 yds away.

We were able to cook "proper" meals as the kitchen was well stocked with a good variety of utensils, pans etc & everything was clean & like new.

The girls made good use of the tv/radio & wished they had brought their ipods/dvd's as the media centre was a bonus!

My eldest daughter slept on the sofa bed (very roomy) & the twins & I had the double bed & optional single in the bedroom.

The beds were spotlessly clean (firm!) & the linen was fresh & complimented the contemporary d?cor.

There was a roomy chest of drawers & a small built in wardrobe (with a compact safe) ensured we were able to fully unpack. We stored cases under the bed to max space.

The shower room was very clean but the lighting was a little dim for makeup!

Excellent; customer service, booking ease, transfers, security deposit returned on departure, cleanliness, amenities, restaurants & bars nearby. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Debbie for your very comprehensive review and positive feedback. The balcony will be added during the winter months ready for 2014 rentals. Feedback regarding the lighting in the bathroom is welcome and we will act on this. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again in the future. Gail & Darren
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Buena ubicacion

  • 4 of 5

Apartamento acogedor con una ubicación inmejorable, cerca de la playa y del centro de Albufeira. En una zona de fácil acceso y con zona de aparcamiento en las inmediaciones.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Faro Airport
Nearest Beach
0.1 Kilometres
Fishermans Beach
Car: not necessary


The fabulous Fisherman's Beach is within a 5 minute walk of the apartment (lift down to the beach available).


Faro Airport is approximately 40 minutes by car Car hire is not essential, however the apartment does benefit from a secure underground parking space for those who choose to. We can arrange transfers with our Partner Company - please enquire for prices.


Albufeira Old Town - 300m

Beach - 2 minutes walk

Golf - 3 courses within 10 minute drive

Mini Market - 1 minute walk

Super Market - 3 minute drive/10 minute walk

Further Details:

There are plenty of mini-markets, shops and banks within a two minute walk of the apartment and there are larger supermarkets within a 15 minute walk.

The sightseeing and regular circular route bus stops and Taxi Rank are located on the opposite side of Santa Ana Church - just a stones throw away from Bay View


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £140

A security deposit of €140/£140 is payable with the balance (or where flight times permit on arrival) and will be refunded within 2 days of departure once the apartment has been checked and any breakages paid for.

Payment can be made by UK/Portuguese Bank Transfer or Paypal (additional handling fee applies).

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover day subject to availability.

Check-in normally after 3pm and departure before 10.30am - this may be extended subject to availability

Notes on prices:
Prices quoted are for a 7 night stay in the Apartment. For stays of less than 7 nights a minimum nightly rate will apply (excluding July/August & Christmas/New Year where the 7 night rate will be charged) - please contact us for a quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.