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Apartment With Panoramic Sea Views



Updated: 26-Oct-2016
Apartment in Carvoeiro, Western Algarve, Portugal - Over Looking Village Centre With Beach, Bars & Restaurants Within Walking Distance

Our 2 Bed 1st floor apartment on the Monte Dourado complex is situated with one of the best views overlooking Carvoeiro. We have re-furbished internally in the last year, & added air-con units to both bedrooms.There is also free wi-fi available & satellite TV.The apartment is modern, spacious & stylish & is fully equipped for a self catering holiday.A cot & highchair can also be supplied with ample room in either bedroom.For winter months there is electric heating throughout which is more convienient for our position as logs are heavy! Our outstanding feature is the recently re-furbished roof terrace which provides panoramic views over the beach & village & for private sun-bathing.The main pool is 50m. from our door & has a toddlers pool & ample sun-loungers with parasols.This has recently been up-graded with the addition of heating so can now be used all year round.The Monte Dourado complex is well established & is family orientated. The reception staff speak good English & are always willing to help with booking excursions etc. Carvoiero is well catered for with shops & banking

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

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About the Owner

We are the Ray family from Suffolk in the UK with ages from 7 to 62. We fell in love with Carvoeiro 10 years ago, bought this apartment on instinct & have never regretted it.

The whole family have enjoyed many holidays here & we get back as often as we can. The village & surrounding areas have changed very little in that time & still retains its original charm.

I hope you will enjoy your stay as much as we do & will provide any further information you may require to make it a holiday to remember

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Would just like to let you know that we have had a fantastic holiday at your apartment!

Everything went smoothly from arrival to departure. The apartment and complex were super clean and the roof terrace was the icing on the cake! The views were to die for and we often sat up there to watch the sunset and listen to the music drifting up from the square.

Thank you again and we hope to return one day.

Kind Regards

Jun 2015
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12 Reviews

based on 12 holidaymaker reviews


Great Holiday - wonderful apartment.

  • 5 of 5

We weren't disappointed! The photos online were exactly as the apartment was when we arrived! Well appointed, comfortable and a great size. The roof terrace was lovely for evening dinners looking over the whole village. The apartment was very clean on arrival and the provision of bath and pool towels great. The midweek clean was lovely too. The owner managed all our queries promptly and efficiently. The complex was well maintained and the pool just 1 minute walk from the apartment was lovely too. A little too much sunbed reserving with towels (despite signs telling you not to), but we managed to navigate this! The pool was never too busy either and is a great size and depth. The folder of information in the apartment was very helpful and we enjoyed Centianes and Praia Grande beaches alongside Carvoiero. Buy an umbrella for Carvoiero beach and don't be tempted to pay 24 euros for a sunbed and umbrella per day! What a con! All other beaches were no more than 8 euros for the day! Aqualand was great - very few queues and more than enough for my 10 and 13 year old waterbabies! Don't be tempted by Slide and Splash as we heard about terrible queues! We really liked A Gale restaurant in Carvoiero and the beach side restaurant in Praia Grande. Car hire was very useful for getting out and about - although the drivers and roads could be a bit crazy at times! We had a lovely holiday and would fully recommend the apartment ! Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review. The tips re: sunbeds are most useful as prices are often inflated in peak times. I look forward to welcoming you back another time.
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Truly wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

Extremely spacious apartment - like home from home! So well equipped, washed, satellite tv, wifi -clean , well maintained and cool thanks to air con. Staff at reception and cleaning staff could not do enough to help- excellent service in site. Fantastic location - short walk to carvoerio centre with a wide range of excellent restaurants and bars (we didn't have a bad meal- try ele & ela or boneca bar especially!). With entertainment in the square every night there is a lovely atmosphere in an evening. We hired a car and tried out many of the stunning beaches nearby as well as the one in the village too. All in all two very happy children and two very happy parents who will be coming back next year. Thanks so much - a great find !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review, it is much appreciated. Look forward to having you back next year.
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Superb apartment with amazing views

  • 4 of 5

We found the apartment to be spacious and well equipped. Hilly road up to the block but in no way prohibitive and 4 mins bottom to top. The sun terrace is as good as it looked online and very private with sun all day till late evening. The resort is really well geared up and crams a lot into a relatively small space. So you dont have to go too far to get reach shops bars restaurants etc. The local rock formations are amazing. I did the climb to the pinacle down from the wooden steps, well worth the view! The chuffa train ride is a must at 3 euros you get a 45 trip to the surrounding area which came as a pleasant surprise. Too many good restaurants to list. Music everynight at the bay itself so enjoyable. Very family friendly and the locals were very welcoming. Michael your apartment was amazing and we will return thanks.

Best Denis and Elaine - Hampshire

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Best self catering holiday we have ever had

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Portugal and we weren't disappointed. Carvoeiro is the perfect holiday resort, not over commercialised but enough bars and restaurants to choose from. 'Oasis' was one of our favourite places to eat and we enjoyed the live music at the Jailhouse bar.

The apartment was the best accommodation we have ever stayed in and that's comparing it to self catering and 5 star all inclusive hotels, (including 'Sandals'), it's like home from home but better, because at home we don't have sea views! It's so comfortable and every thing you might want is to hand. As well as that the housekeeping is brilliant and the pool is about 20 metres away.

The owner responded very quickly to my enquiry and booking was very easy, Additionally he recommended an airport transfer and the firm were reliable and the drivers friendly. I would definitely recommend this apartment and hope to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Karen for your comments, it is much appreciated. I look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

We were loathe to leave after a whole months stay in Michael's beautiful apartment. It is spacious, very clean and comfortable. The staff at Monte Dourado were most obliging and helpful. My dialysis needs ang invalidity concerns were dealt with perfectly and I would almost certainly return if possible. Thank you Michael and it was very nice meeting you.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Monte Dourado Apt

  • 5 of 5

Having been to Carvoiero before and familiar with the apt complex, we were really pleased when we arrived at the apt. It had a fantastic location with a newly tiled and painted roof terrace which has the sun from dawn till dusk. The apt was clean, comfortable and well equippped and ticked all the boxes that would make your stay as well as possible, with plenty of hot water for 4 showers when getting ready in the evenings. English TV was great too - even had Sky Sports - although Wifi could be hit and miss sometimes but always good in the town in bars and restaurants.

The staff at Monte Dourado, from cleaning staff to reception, are very friendly and speak good english. Nothing seems too much trouble.

Carvoiero itself is lovely, not too commercial but plenty of good places to eat and drink. 'Brady's' or the 'Round Up Saloon' on the main street are usually good nights out if you like watching live music. Look out for 'The Outsiders'.

If you prefer to cook then the Market around the corner is perfect for fresh fruit and veg, fish or deli produce. The butcher is fab too. It's very very hilly! so good shoes are essential particularly if you like walking and exploring. There are plenty of smaller nearby beaches which we found to be nicer that the main Carvoiero beach as not as many shells / shingle, and a little quieter too.

All in all looking forward to going back. Great location, lovely apt.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Central location, stunning views & everything you need close by.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Imprevisto/Hemingways at 300 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Penina/Gramacho at 5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : A Vela/Oasis/Ele&Ela at 300 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Carvoeiro at 500 Metres Car: not necessary


Carvoeiro beach is 500m from our front door with Centaines beach about 5 mins drive or a 30min walk over the cliffs. Some of the Algarves best beaches are within 15mins drive. All are golden sand covered & backed by cliffs although Carvoeiro is accessible directly from the village square. Most have beach bars open in summer with water sports & cave trips available, also several are blue flag awarded.


Faro Airport is the nearest point of entry & is 45 mins away. Car hire can be arranged directly from the airport or in the village. transfers can be arranged for you if required. A car is not essential as there is everything available locally, also the main attractions such as Slide & Splash & Zoomarine run a complimentary shuttle service. There are also taxis available from the square any time of day & night.


Faro is 50 km., Portimao 15km which has a marina offering numerous boat trips, Silves 10km with its Moorish castle & interesting town centre & Albufeira 20km with its nightlife & shops.

Slide & splash water park is 5km & Zoomarine with its dolphins & attractions 15km.

Further Details:

Carvoeiro is known as the restaurant resort of the Algarve with every taste catered for & all within 15mins walk from the apartment ( a taxi will cost about 5 euros to take you back if you can't face the hill!).

The village also has several mini-markets, a fresh fish & fruit & veg market as well as cakes & ice cream shops.

There is a large supermarket on the outskirts & trip there by taxi or car could save you money.

There are several ATM's in the village & banks


Rental rates

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2 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is required to secure the booking with the balance paid 1 month prior to arrival. A 150 euro breakage deposit is to be left on arrival & is returned upon final inspection.
In high season changeover days between Friday & Sunday only

Changeover Day:
During peak season Friday- Sunday changeover only, flexible during remainder.
On arrival the apartment will be available from 3pm & must be vacated by 10am on day of departure. This may be flexible depending on bookings but must be agreed in advance.

Notes on prices:
For rentals in Low season electricity will be charged via meter reading. Further discounts may be available for long term lets.

25% deposit to secure booking with balance paid 1 month prior to arrival. Payments by bank transfer in GBP or Euros.

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.
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Updated: 26-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village


  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours

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
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 95 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom with full bath & shower over, toilet, basin & bidet. Shower room with large shower area, toilet & basin. Both rooms have wall heaters for winter months.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) 4 people + baby cot Notes on bedrooms: Master double bedroom with en-suite bathroom & air-con. Twin bedroom with air-con. Both bedrooms with ample wardrobe/storage space & room for cot if required.


  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: The apartment is spacious & modern & the roof terrace is recently re-furbished & has railings all round but care must be taken with young children & the gate kept closed. There is ample parking directly outside & the reception staff are extremely helpful to arrange trips, book taxis etc. Outside: Both the roof terrace & balcony have a table & chairs for outside dining. There are also sun-loungers on the terrace which is very private. The nearest pool is 50 metres away which is heated with a large swimming/leisure pool & a separate childrens pool. There is ample space & sun-loungers & parasols provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels for the apartment & pool are provided & changed as necessary. Beach towels are not provided. All bedding etc is supplied & changed weekly. The apartment is cleaned midweek & on departure

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