Apartment in Albufeira Marina, Albufeira, Central Algarve, Portugal - Luxury New Apartment Overlooking Marina
To the west of Albufeira centre sits Albufeira's colourful marina. It's a great spot this for passing a lazy afternoon watching people and boats, and sipping coffees or a beer from one of the many chic coffee shops come bars lining the marina. You can tell considerable effort, and investment, has gone into Albufeira Marina. It's beautifully colourful, with dolphin sculptures and more. There's a yacht club here, plus shops, and various boat trips depart from the marina.
Top Traveller Review
Beautiful apartment in great location
About the Owner
We are a doctor couple (Occupational Medicine specialist from Royal College of Physicians, London and wife a Pediatrician) originally from old Portuguese colony- Goa on the western coast of India.
3.7 based on 3 holidaymaker reviews
Great apt with lovely views
Felt very safe staying here, only thing I would say is need some new sun beds as most are broken. Would love to stay again
Beautiful apartment in great location
Beautiful, modern, bright and clean apartment with fantastic views of the marina. Great location with plenty to do for children in the marina and also plenty of restaurants and cafes for the adults. Only 15 minute walk to beach and old town so no need for car. Would definitely recommend this apartment and plan to go back again with my family.
Has the potential to be really good but not yet...
The reason I chose an apartment was that I felt that it would suit my family needs better, more bedroom space than a hotel room, washing machine and flexibility in dining. This is my fourth year in Portugal and by far the worst accommodation.
The major problem was the beds in both rooms. My daughter actually cried on the first night as the beds were so hard and uncomfortable. When I looked at the mattress I was shocked to see that there were no mattress covers on any of the beds, the mattresses were hard and of poor quality. The only option I had was to use whatever blankets I could find to try and soften the bedding.This did not work. I was advised that I would need to contact the owner , which I did but the beds were not changed.
The issues with the apartment:
Bedding - mattress of poor quality and NO mattress protectors.
Furniture in all rooms is dirty and stained. The furniture particularly in the living room is grubby to say the least and not suitable for rental ( I have a photo of this)
The kettle was leaking - this was rectified.
The bins in both the kitchen and bathrooms are rusty and need replacing.
The pillows in all beds are way past their use by date. Only 2 were replaced. A lot of the lights had bulbs that were not working. Some of these were replaced. There are sockets out of the walls in the twin bedroom and I was afraid that my daughter would electrocute herself.
The dress pillows on top of the beds are dirty and need to be either laundered or replaced.
The paintwork in all rooms needs redone as there are many marks throughout. There also appears to have been a leak near the patio door in the living room as the plaster has bubbled.( I have a photo of this also)
There are other things that could be done to the apartment but these are the main issues.
The pool area is good but it can get quite busy and there are only 10 sun loungers.
It is a good 20 min walk to the beach or Old Town. The marina area is lovely to watch the boats come in and out of but there are no decent shops/ supermarkets. There are also a few bars and restaurants along here. We only ate on one which was good. Avoid bar I think it's call Deck 21 at the far end. The 2 that are there are expensive. We went to Aldi on out first day. This is only @ 7 euro each way.
I really like Albufeira but would not chose to stay in this apartment again in it's current state.
From the Owner
“We find the area perfect to access to the beach by foot or car. Marina area has lot of restaurants, shopping, children play areas, water sports.”
Activity and Interests
10 minute walk (800 m) to the main Albufeira beach called Fisherman's beach
5 minutes by car or 20 minutes walk to Sao Rafael Beach
5 minute drive to Gale Beach
Albufeira is a 30 minute drive away from the Faro airport (35 km). Car rentals available at the airport.
The complex is also conveniently located from the local train station (6 km) and bus station (400 m).
Car rentals can be arranged from the complex. Taxis are easily available.
It is a 10 minute walk away to the Albufeira Old Town (1 km)
It is a 15 minute drive to the shopping mall that also has bowling and cinemas.
In case of emergencies, the Hospital is just 3 km away.
The Marina area is a hub for water-sporting activities. Boat charters and deep-sea fishing are also available. Cave and dolphin watching trips are also recommended.
There are many eating options with multi-cuisine restaurants, supermarkets, designer shopping etc.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
17 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
29 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£200|
A 25% non-refundable deposit of the full stay period is required to secure a booking. Full balance is to be paid 4 weeks prior to arrival. Payment by bank transfer. A refundable damages deposit of € 200 (euros) is payable at the time of collection of keys which after any deductions is refunded at the time of returning the keys of the apartment. The pricing includes weekly cleaning, towels & linen, final cleaning, gas & electricity. Surcharge of €40 per week per person if more than 4 persons.
Changeover day is Saturday. However, flexible on changeover day.
Notes on prices:
Discounts considered if booking for 3 weeks or more.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“It has easy accessibility, can be reached without having to enter the old town. Also it has access through the old town as well. Has a Giro bus stop just outside the apartment.”
- Air Conditioning
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- children welcome
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair accessible ...
Local Services & Businesses
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with wash basin, bath, WC, bath tub /shower. Second unattached bathroom is complete with wash basin, bath, shower, WC and bath tub.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 ( 2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds, 1 double sofa bed in the living room,
- Golf ...
- Notes on accommodation: A charming two bedroom apartment with great views of the Marina, it is located in an upmarket complex, with a swimming pool, a few minutes walk away from the many restaurants and designer shops that line the Marina. For more nightlife, shops and restaurants, Albufeira town is just a 10 minute walk away! Apartment is on the Giro bus route. Outside: Has 2 balconies. Shared swimming pool with recliners and umbrellas around the pool area. Utility Room: Air conditioning, heating, TV, DVD, dishwasher, fridge, oven, microwave, washing machine, iron, ironing board, cooking hob, toaster, kettle, crockery, cutlery Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Property cleaned on weekly basis. More frequently on request and additional payment. Other: Wardrobes in each of the bedroom and extra storage space. Child friendly balconies.