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Apartment in stunning Albufeira old town location with pools

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Apartment in Albufeira old town, Central Algarve, Has a rental Licence - Fabulous location, 3 minute stroll to beaches, cafes and shops

Casa Laranja is a bright, stylish apartment in the heart of the old town of Albufeira. Casa Laranja is a 1 bedroom apartment with a sofa bed in the living area - the apartment sleeps 4 people in total. The apartment is on the first floor with lifts for easy access in the Bay View apartment building situated minutes away from the beach and sea, restaurants, bars, shops and local attractions. Entry to the property is via a fully tiled and fitted reception area with seating, toilets and access to pool area. Outside the communal swimming pool, children's splash pool and garden areas have decking and sunbeds. There is a large communal terrace at the top of the building with views across Albufeira and the sea. There are taxis, a bus stop and coach tours stop just the other side of the church and underground parking is available upon request.


Owner
Julie Clapham
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2017

About Julie Clapham

My sister and I love the Algarve. Our Mum has lived here for nearly 30 years and we have visited many, many times. My Mum has a number of stray animals (7 dogs and 7 cats) so we decided it would be easier to buy apartments of our own nearby. We like our holidays near a beach, interesting things to see, lovely walks to see the local landscape, good markets and local shopping. We like to have places where we can eat local food and drink within a few minutes walking distance so that there is no need to drive - then there is no need to draw the short straw and miss out on the local wines.

Julie Clapham purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Julie Clapham chose Algarve

We love the area because it is just away from the hustle and bustle of the busy tourist area of Albufeira but close enough to walk to all the activity if you want. It is right in the old town so we can walk to the beach (got masses of lovely shells in Jan), to the marina, masses of restaurants and cafes and shops in a couple of minutes and the local beaches are so wide and stretch far into the distance. It is easy to get to, centrally located on the Algarve and has something going on most of the time in an every day normal Portuguese town. There is a lot to see at most times of the year from almond blossom in the spring to seeing the oranges picked during the picking seasons and there are always Festas and the carnivals in Feb\March.

Location

Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

There are 250km of beaches on the Algarve so you can choose a different beach each day. The closest beach is 3 minutes walk away and the old town square is about 6/7 minutes. If you turn left out of the building and head to the little museum at the end of the road, turn right and you can walk along paths on the cliffs above the beach all the way to Albufeira Marina in 15 minutes

Travel:

Faro is the international airport for visitors to the Algarve. Travelling by road should take about 50 minutes depending on traffic and the route you take. It is about 48km from the airport to the apartments. A car is not necessary but if you decide to hire a car all the international car hire companies are at the airport. Buses and trains go to Albufeira from Faro near Faro marina.

Distances:

You are in the old town of Albufeira with churches, museums and markets. Furthest east is Vila Real (last town before Spain) it is about an hour (95km), to Sagres the furthest town west is about 1 hour 10 mins (83km) and into the Serra de Monchique about 45 mins (55km). Visit Zoo marine (8km from apartment), Aqualand, a splash and ride waterpark (11km), Parque Aventura, moving along trees in a series of games (4km) and the international sand sculptures exhibition at Pera (10km).

Further Details:

There is a taxi rank and bus stop one street away, where local buses, open top tour buses and coaches for tours stop. There are fairs and festivals throughout the year. Highlights are the jazz festival held in the summer in towns across the Algarve, food festivals such as the chicken festival at Guia and the Sardine festival at Olhos d'Agua. There are many 'Festa's' with processions honouring patron saints followed by entertainment and fireworks in the evenings and of course the annual carnivals in February or March depending on the timing of Easter. Water sports are available for those that are feeling active. In July and August, many sports events are held on the beaches. You can hire bikes, go horse riding, scuba diving and play tennis. But for those that want to relax, stroll to Fishermans beach to spend a lazy day enjoying the sun. And if you love walking, there are miles of walks along the cliffs and beaches. You can walk from the old town to Sao Joao via the beach and a cliff top walk with some stunning views of both Albufeira and further down the coast towards Vilamoura and Faro. There are many old churches and museums to visit – try Misericodia chapel, Igreja Matriz and don't forget to have a look around Sant' Ana church – right on your doorstep. A Gipsy / Flea Market is on 'Rua da Escolas' (near the municipal canteen) on the third Saturday of every month and a Market twice a month in Caliços on the first and third Tuesday of every month. There are masses of restaurants in Albufeira including traditional Portuguese food such cataplana and locally caught fish, Italian, Chinese, Indian and fast food outlets like McDonalds – practically anything you want. There are plenty of local bars and cafes. If you want to eat in, there are small local shops close by and a Lidls is a short walk away. If you have a car, there are many shops at the 'Algarve shopping' complex (15 minutes drive) and numerous larger shops such as Intermarche and Continente in Albufeira.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in the Albufeira in the Faro District

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The apartment has tiled floors throughout with blackout curtains or blinds at the windows. There is wireless access in the reception. A travel cot with linen and a high chair are available upon request. There is a TV and a blu ray player with a selection of DVD's. Outside: The communal swimming pool, children's splash pool and garden area have been refurbished with new decking and seating. There is a communal terrace on the top floor with stunning views of Albufeira and the sea. Entry to the property is via a fully tiled and fitted reception area with seating, lifts, toilets and access to the pool and decking area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen No cleaning is provided during your stay. Mattress covers, bed linen, duvets, towels (including one bath towel and one hand towel per person for 7 nights) are provided. Beach towels provided. A second set of Linen and towels are provided if guests are staying for a further 7 nights

Reviews

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Apartment in stunning Albufeira old town location with pools
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 6 reviews
4

Perfect location, stress free

  • 4 of 5

We had never been to Portugal so weren't sure what to expect, organised airport pickup through Julie which was so easy and hassle free. Perfect location to walk to a couple of beaches (so helpful to have the beach towels and parasol available for this- thanks Julie). Also walking distance from marina and right in Old town. Very quiet at night, beds comfortable for 4 adults, apartment spotless and good shower. Literally the only thing that could be any better is more pillows! We were able to leave bags in reception and use the pool/sunbathing area for a while before flight. Brilliant apartment, thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Very well equipped apartment in wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

Just enjoyed a lovely week in this apartment, which was very well equipped, clean, everything you need for an great holiday.

Transfers were arranged by the owner, which worked perfectly and we were greeted by Sara on arrival at the apartment, who showed us around. The complex reception staff were all very friendly and informative. We made good use of the swimming pool on site, which never got busy.

Fantastic location, 5 minute walk to the beach and numerous restaurants, would highly recommend Shalom II for a lovely meal.

Zoomarine make a good day out.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Great base for Albufiera

  • 4 of 5

the appartments provided a great base for us as a 5 min walk to the beach and town, very well equipped kitchen and spacious rooms. Good size bathroom and really appreciated the selection of towels provided. Tthe property was immaculate and modern. The day of arrival was very smooth as taxis organised by the owner and we were greeted with a friendly welcome at the apartment. Albufiera was great for the whole family, the kids loved the water sports and facilities on the beach. we loved the fantastic range of restaurants! We completed 4 trips including 2 water parks , caves and dolphin searching which were all great fun and easy to arrange. I would most definitely recommend this apartment and Albufiera old town. My only criticism would be that the balcony was too small, however plenty of outdoor seating area on the terrace.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect location!

  • 4 of 5

Having stayed in one of Julie's one bedroom apartments in September 2014 (Casa Azul) with my husband, we returned this July with our 16 year old son to Casa Laranja. The location of the Apartment is perfect for the beach, which offers various watersports (a great hit with my son!) and the bars and restaurants, both just a few minutes walk down the winding cobbled streets. Our stay was for 10 days and again we didn't hire a car as there really is no need, unless perhaps you wanted to explore further along the coast or mountains, which we have done in the past. The apartment is clean, bright and well equipped although (you know I am going to mention this Julie!) it would be fantastic if there was a washing machine! We like the location as it is quiet, but everything is within easy reach. There is a handy shop just down the hill for bread and other provisions. Also two restaurants at the bottom of the hill both with terraces overlooking the beach. 'The Beach Basket' is our favourite! We were met at the airport by taxi arranged by the owner and greeted at the property by Terry who showed us everything we needed to know about the apartment. Home from home! We will definitely be returning next year - if not before! Thank you once again Julie.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Location, location, location

  • 4 of 5

This apartment turned out to be very well located for all our needs. Just a few minutes from both the beach and the square. It is at the top of a hill but nothing too daunting. The pool area was quiet and restful and we had Merlins bar just across the road. There were loads of towels and essentials when we arrived. The balcony is small and there is not a great view but otherwise the apartment has everything you would need for a relaxing holiday. Would like to go back in the morning!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Halifax
5

Fantastic Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Spent 7 nights here in September 2014. Great apartment with everything you could possibly need. Lovely quiet pool area and close enough to some lovely restaurants and bars . No noise on an evening ensures a good nights sleep.

This is the second time we have stayed at Bay View and will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Helen. Look forward to welcoming you again :-)
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in the Albufeira, Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
October
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£340
for 7 nights
£340
 
 
November
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£310
for 7 nights
£310
 
 
Christmas/New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Notes:
A minimum rental of 7 nights
Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible. Departure is by 10am and arrival is not before 4pm.

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