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Spectacular Superior Ground Floor Apartment



Updated: 28-Sep-2016
Apartment in Albufeira, Central Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Location, 10 Mins Walk to Beautiful Beach And Just 4 Mins To Shop, Reception & Restaurant.

Open and airy, fresh and clean, quiet and relaxing. Just writing about the apartment is relieving the stress! Truly a place to unwind and relax. The golfing is incredible, they boast one of the best golf courses in the Algarve and it is like a different world. Very close to beach and a short trip to the old town where there are some stunning restaurants and amazing beaches. The apartment has everything you will need and is brilliantly located near amenities. Owner happy to assist with all aspects of your trip, from ordering your taxi to car seats for babies! Happy to give any advice, help and information.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Single Mother of three and visit Balaia every year. It is what I would call "an easy" holiday with children and stress free. I love the place and know that you will too.

I am happy to help with anything I can, so please feel free to email me bethany@soverycrafty.com or call me on 07568 519192

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"This was the best holiday I have ever had. Kids were so happy and enjoyed trying out all the different swimming pools, I hardly saw them! The ease of the holiday was just fantastic, thanks Beth for all your help, we will be booking again next year... Dahlia Deenoo"

Wow.. I almost don't want to write this in case there is no room for us next time. It was a fantastic holiday, two weeks of stress free bliss. Would highly recommend to anyone. Sarah Lundie

"This was the best holiday ever, love this place, fifth time and going again. Thanks Beth you were great with arrangement details for kids. Shelley Crickett

"Easiest holiday to suit all the children's needs. I have a big age gap but this holiday kept them all happy and I was delighted. Even managed to relax with my husband for the first time in many years. Thank you so much Bethany for all your help and advice and booking it so smoothly for us, will go again next year without fail.. amazing" Debbie Goldsmith
Feb 2014
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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


Great place to holiday

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment, great complex. Six pools to choose from, one right by the apartment. Lots of children's activities to join in with. Really nice food at the restaurant and plenty of sangria by the pool! Easy taxi transfer from the airport and into town. Beach 10 minute walk away. Supermarket a couple of minutes walk away and everything you need in the apartment. We had a very enjoyable and relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous complex -ideal for a relaxing holiday (or more energetic if required!) in the sun

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in June and were very impressed by the complex- lovely to walk round, very pretty and relaxed. 6 pools to choose from which in June always had sunbeds free for us. The reception were very helpful and the property was ideally situated for when we wanted to go out to the beach and for visiting the local bars/cafes/restaurants etc (of which there were plenty) as it was close to the entrance.

Cannot fault it (apart from the charge for WIFI which we thought was steep so went to the local bars who had free WIFI)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you had a great time. I'm in conversation with them about the wifi so hopefully next year will be much less if not free. Best wishes and looking forward to booking you in next year. Beth :)
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From the Owner

The property was purchased before it was even built "off plan" and we have visited many many times since. It is in a great central location, easy to get to some great spots. I love the fact that the reception staff speak English and are very friendly and happy to help. You can book any kind of excursion with them. There is a fantastic water park nearby and the children absolutely love it. Every day they can explore the six different swimming pools.

Activity and Interests


The nearest beach is about a 10 minute walk away, it has the most amazing restaurant there. The old town is a short taxi drive away (approx 7 euros). Here you will find stunning views and beaches to die for! At reception you can book all times of trips from swimming with the dolphins to big game fishing, boating through the caves to paragliding... it is so much fun for all the family.


The airport is 35 minutes from Balaia. I will be happy to arrange your taxi to collect you from the airport on your arrival (approx 45 euros). Such an easy holiday for the children as a short flight, short drive to villa and smooth transfers.

As an added service, we are able to arrange a taxi from your home to the airport (subject to area). Please contact us to check if you would qualify for 10% discount. Or contact directly on 07960 012839 for a quote.


The town is full of great restaurants along the sea front and some great shops and markets. I very rarely hire a car as the taxi is cheap (7 euros to the old town) and you don't have to worry about parking or having a drink. The strip, for the more adventurous and party goers is also nearby. Vilamoura Marina is a lovely place to visit and just a taxi ride away.

Further Details:

Two main huge supermarkets are local, from reception they will order any taxi's that you may require and the taxi ranks are outside the supermarkets to take you back home. There are plenty of activities you can book, from fishing to swimming with the dolphins, all available to book at reception from the fantastic English speaking staff who are there to help you.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nov - Dec
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To book, please feel free to call Beth on 07568 519192. Available to answer any questions - happy to help!

Changeover Day:
Changeover Days are flexible but villa to be booked out for 7 nights bookings or more only.

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Updated: 28-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

This apartment is situated near the Reception, Restaurant, Beauty Salon and shop so it is easy to just pop out in the morning to get your hot freshly made croissant, chocolate brioche or bread as well as all the supplies you would need from a supermarket. The beach is just a 10 minute walk away and it is stunning. Taxi's are ordered via reception and take minutes to arrive... it is quick and simple and just 7 euros to the old town which has the most amazing restaurants and stunning beaches. This kids loved swimming with the dolphins last holiday, all booked up by reception and a time they will NEVER forget, my son loves the fishing and my daughters enjoy the trip through the caves.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • village


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 and a further bathroom for bedroom 2 with bath/shower, wc, bidet


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 & 2 have twin beds that can easily be pushed together to make a double. Lounge has very comfortable double sofa bed. Blankets (very comfortable thick fluffy ones) and bedding all available to sleep six.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Outside: Beautiful view and garden via patio doors. Garden furniture all available including loungers, table with umbrella and chairs for outdoor use. There are six swimming pools to choose from, one heated pool near the restaurant and an indoor pool with jacuzzi for which there is a small fee. Our pool is just to the left of the apartment. Utility Room: Washing machine (may need a few tablets if you intend to use it), dryer, broom, ironing board, iron, hairdryer, happy for you to borrow any lilos and kids toys you find. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The apartment will be clean before you arrive and on your departure. You will be given clean towels and linen for your arrival and these will be changed on your departure. Any further cleaning required, please contact me to arrange. Other: It is lovely to swing open the patio doors, take out the garden chairs and table and enjoy your breakfast in the sun! I love it!

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