SEA VIEW TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT WITH A LARGE, PRIVATE TERRACE

Penny

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SEA VIEW TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT WITH A LARGE, PRIVATE TERRACE

Monte Dourado Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms sleeps 4 with air conditioning, pools, beach & village

The apartment is in a secluded area, close to pools which have plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas. We have sea views from the kitchen, living and dining rooms, master bedroom and of course from the large terrace. There are two spacious bedrooms, one with a new en-suite bathroom with a bath and separate shower, and a second new bathroom with large walk in shower. The kitchen is modern, comes fully equipped (right down to herbs & spices), has a large separate fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine. Air conditioning is available. The lounge has comfortable seating, a flat screen T.V. and DVDs. Our apartment has free WiFi internet. Maid service is provided daily (Monday to Friday), towels are changed on Monday & Thursday and sheets once a week. Pool towels are provided.

The terrace has two sun beds, a bistro table with swivel bar stools and a table for alfresco dining. There is other seating as well and a covered area where you can find some shade.

Our terrace is very private and there is plenty of space for everyone to spread out and relax. It is a lovely spot to sit and enjoy Al fresco dining. We are the only apartment in the resort to have extended and doubled the size of our terrace.

Life doesn't get much better than relaxing on the terrace with a glass of wine and watching the ocean and spectacular sun sets.

Other Information: Monte Dourado Reception staff are very helpful and are available seven days a week and will assist you with bookings for trips, airport transfers and any other information you need. There are also baby cots and high chairs available upon request.

This is our second home - we escape the snow in Toronto and stay at Monte Dourado from January until the end of April.

We have made our apartment comfortable not only for us but also for you, our guests. We two sets of new sofa and chair covers, so that they will always be fresh and clean. Feedback from guests has been very positive - people say that they have really relaxed and enjoyed staying here. Please see the reviews at the bottom of our web page.

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Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
We very much enjoyed our stay at your apartment in Carvoeiro. We have stayed at Monte Dourado many time before but this was the first time in your apartment. We enjoyed it very much, and found it the best furnished and decorated apartment of all the 5 or 6 we have stayed in. The apartment really is beautiful and we can’t think of a single negative point. It’s sometimes the additional little touches that make all the difference, such as wine and water on arrival (thanks very much) but also simple things like the washing up liquid, dishwater tablets etc. In every other apartment we have had to purchase many of these items on the first day which is a pain.



We very much look forward to staying in your apartment again.
May 2013
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Penny

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Speaks english, some German

We were born in England but live in Canada, and before we purchased our second home we stayed at Monte Dourado for several years during the winter months We loved the resort, location and being just a few minutes walk from Carvoeiro and decided to purchase an apartment so that we could escape from the cold weather.

Penny purchased this apartment in 2007

The views of the sea and cliffs, the quiet location where we have expanded our terrace raised the side walls for privacy. Yet we are very close to the largest pool area where there are plenty of sun beds and umbrellas. We cannot say enough about the excellent management service we receive from Monte Dourado resort staff, and our wonderful maid Fernanda who takes such great care of our apartment and our guests.

We chose our home because of the views from the living room, master bedroom and kitchen. Also because we have a very private and spacious terrace.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
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Sea View two bedroom apartment with a large, private terrace
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Sea View two bedroom apartment with a large, private terrace
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p472518
Monte Dourado Carvoeiro area
5

A REAL HOME FROM HOME EXPERIENCE

  • 5 of 5
The apartment is beautifully clean, spacious and is in a fantastic location with amazing views across the town of Carvoeiro and out to sea. It had everything we needed from washing up liquid to coffee - the welcome bottle of wine is a lovely touch from Penny and Brian.We particularly enjoyed eating our breakfast on the terrace every morning. Reception staff are incredibly helpful and the pool always had sunbeds available - a joy! We visited many nearby beaches including Marinha, Caneiros and Alvor, aswell as a trip to Ferragudo, Portimao, Silves and the obligatory trip to Slide and Splash - a must if you have children! Would absolutely recommend to family and friends, although reluctant, because I don't want it to be booked up!!!!
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Andrea so very much for your lovely review! It is really important to us that guests feel a warm welcome when they stay in our second home. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed yourselves there as much as we do, and we certainly hope that you and your family choose to return.
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Sea View two bedroom apartment with a large, private terrace
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p472518
Monte Dourado Carvoeiro area
5

A FABULOUS FAMILY HOLIDAY!

  • 5 of 5
We (me, my husband and two boys aged 13 and 10) have just had the most fantastic holiday staying at this beautiful, well- maintained, well-equipped and spotlessly clean apartment. The view from the patio, where we ate our breakfast every morning, was stunning. The staff at Reception were lovely and so helpful; organising an airport transfer taxi for us, booking us a taxi for Slide and Splash, supplying a bus timetable for days out, getting us a starter pack of groceries for when we arrived and even keeping the tennis courts open late so we could play in the evening shade! There are several pools very close to the apartment and they were always clean and never too busy. We could always get sunloungers for the 4 of us. The town of Carvoeiro itself is a real gem and is just a short walk down the hill. We discovered many wonderful restaurants and need to go back again to continue working our way through them all! The evening entertainment is all free as there is usually live music on the stage just next to the beach. All in all it was a great holiday and we shall certainly be returning in the future.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your first stay in our apartment, and your comments about the staff at Reception are so true. The staff there are one of the many reasons why we purchased our second home at Monte Dourado. Like you we really enjoy the little town of Carvoeiro, and still have not managed to work our way through all the restaurants ourselves!
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Sea View two bedroom apartment with a large, private terrace
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p472518
Monte Dourado Carvoeiro area
5

MONTE DOURADO

  • 5 of 5
This apartment is excellent, very well equipped with everything you could possibly need on holiday. The owners were a pleasure to deal with in arranging our holiday and bottle of wine from them on arrival was a lovely personal touch. The apartment is cleaned daily to a high standard. It has a beautiful terrace with a sea view, perfect for relaxing. Monte Dourado complex is also excellent, reception staff very helpful and good amenities on site. We particularly enjoyed the tennis courts!
Carvoeiro is delightful, very clean and friendly. Food excellent everywhere we ate. We visited Slide & Splash and some of the nearby towns as well.
Very highly recommended! Definitely planning to return next year!
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are so pleased to read your comments and hear that you enjoyed your stay so much. We are very fortunate that Fernanda takes such good care of our apartment, it is always spotless, she is a real gem! I just received your booking for next July, thank you Janice!
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Sea View two bedroom apartment with a large, private terrace
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p472518
Monte Dourado Carvoeiro area
5

MONTE DOURADO

  • 5 of 5
We had a lovely stay at this apartment in Monte Dourado. The apartment is so well -appointed and equipped, we never felt we were missing any home comforts. The apartment is also kept immaculately clean, so you get a hotel feel with all the benefits of self-catering.

The complex itself is also very clean and tidy and the receptionists were helpful and friendly. It was easy to book tennis at short notice, but you can save some money by packing your own tennis rackets.

The owner's gift of a bottle of wine was a lovely welcome and recommendations for car hire (Travelrent) and restaurants were also very useful. Casa Algarvia was a favourite for dinner and Cafe Fino for breakfast, smoothies and cocktails. They also have free wi-fi which is very handy if you have teenagers.

Carvoeiro itself is very pretty, clean and unspoilt. It is quite hilly but it only takes a few minutes from the apartment to town (down some steps close to the apartment which we discovered half-way through our holiday) so we didn't find that was a problem at all.

We visited the mountains and had home-made 'piri-piri' chicken at one of the many restaurants with outstanding views. Ferraguda is a lovely village not far away & there is a beautiful beach on the way (Caneiros). We also had a lovely day at a nearby water park 'Slide and Splash'. There is also an 'Aqualand' but that is quite a bit further away and we felt it was better to have such a short journey 'home' after a tiring day. Portimao was worth a visit for the restaurants competing to offer the best value and most generous portion of grilled fresh sardines!

We hope to return to Carvoeiro and would choose to stay in this apartment again.
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments and we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our apartment. Having such positive feedback from our guests is all we could ever ask for. It sounds as if you managed to see quite a lot of the surrounding areas which are all very different and special. We also hope that you and your family will be able to visit again soon.
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Sea View two bedroom apartment with a large, private terrace
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p472518
Monte Dourado Carvoeiro area
5

MONTE DOURADO

  • 5 of 5
A great location close to the town high up with lovely views across the bay and sea. The appartment was just as described well appointed and very comfortable. Owner provided many photos and was a pleasure to deal with. It was cleaned every day and bedsheets changed during the week. The pool was up a few stairs and across the small open car park, plenty of sun beds and shade and the pool was a nice size. Tennis was available on the complex. I would recommend this resort and accomodation to anyone looking to stay close to the town.
The town of Carvoeiro is a very nice family town with a quiet nightlife -all music stopped at midnight but enough for most, my daughter and friend managed to stay out to 5am every morning!! the restaurants are plentiful and reasonably priced, and there is entertainment every night in the square.
One thing to be aware of is that Monte Dourado is at the top of a very steep hill or up a number of steps which is not for the faint hearted or infirm! However taxis are cheap from the square.
One final comment there is no BBQ this maybe because they are not allowed - not sure - didnt see one on any of the complex, but it would have been nice to BBQ one evening.

All in all an excellant holiday in a lovely apartment on a lovely complex in a wonderful town with a village feel.
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for all your positive comments - we are delighted to hear that you had such a good holiday and enjoyed your stay in our apartment. No doubt your daughter and her friend have some stories to tell about their late nights or early mornings!
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Sea View two bedroom apartment with a large, private terrace
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Monte Dourado Carvoeiro area
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5

HAPPY HOLIDAY !

  • 5 of 5
We wanted to find a self catering property in Carvoeiro which would give us more flexibility than staying in a hotel.The apartment was ideal.The Monte Dourado complex is situated at the top of a hill overlooking Carvoeiro.The sea can be easily seen from the patio area and wonderful sunsets in the evening.The walk downhill to the beach takes only three or four minutes but it is a steep climb back up .We didn't find this an issue but those with mobility problems may need to consider this.Car hire is readily available from Faro airport ,but do shop around for a good price.The apartment was beautifully maintained ,well equipped and the standard of cleanliness was excellent.The two bathrooms were in pristine condition.The kitchen was a very good size complete with dishwasher,oven ,hob and microwave.The washer is neatly hidden in a storecupboard in the hallway.
The weather was excellent -so we were able to make full use of the large terrace !We kept promising to go to the pool but we didn't get round to it even though it was lovely and quiet there with plenty of sunbeds .The pool is very close -a short climb up 20 steps and across the cul de sac and you're there.
We visited Alvor ,Val de Lobo,Albufeira,Vilamoura and Quinta de Lago during our weeks stay .The roads are good but some of the elderly Portugese drivers need to be carefully watched.
We shopped at the Intermarche ,just a couple of miles from Carvoeiro and found that the prices were much cheaper than in the resort.We also found that prices were cheaper than in France where we spent our summer holiday.
We ate out at A Rede (good Sea Bass ) and friendly staff and Casa Algarvia (excellent meat kebab) and good atmosphere...It is a shame that our holiday seemed to end so quickly and we will certainly visit again.
Wish we were there now.
  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for all your positive comments and also for the really good suggestions you have given on so many topics of interest to people who may want to stay in Carvoeiro. Casa Algarvia is a favourite restaurant of ours as well.
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Faro Airport
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Portimao
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Silves
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
A22
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Carvoeiro village
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Carvoeiro village
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Vale de Milho
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
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Monte Dourado is in a very special location, above the village of Carvoeiro which has a lovely beach nestled between the cliffs. The coastline in this area is spectacular since there are wonderful cliff walks and sandy cove beaches. In the village there are shops, as well as many good cafes, restaurants and bars. It is about 20 minutes to Algarve Shopping and to Zoo Marine and a little less to the Portimao shopping centre. The resort has tennis courts and there are several golf courses close by, Vale de Milho is an attractive 9 hole course, or Vale da Pinta and Quinta do Gramacho each with 18 holes, and all within a ten minute drive. The Slide and Splash water park is also a ten minute drive away. It takes five minutes to walk down the hill into town and somewhat longer to walk back up after dinner and some wine! The nice thing is that you do not need to drive when you go out to eat.

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Availability & Rates

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Monte Dourado Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 20 2014 - Aug 28 2014
7 night minimum stay
£870
 
 
September
Aug 29 2014 - Sep 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
£550
 
 
October
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
£450
 
 
November
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
£390
 
 
December
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
£300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Deposit of 25% due at time of booking, balance payable eight weeks prior to arrival.
Notes Payment may be made in Pounds Sterling, Euros, U.S. or Canadian dollars, by direct bank transfer or cheque. Any bookings made less than 8 weeks prior to arrival time will require payment to be made in full. Minimum stay is seven days.
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Amenities

Monte Dourado Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Beach
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Romantic
General:
  • Local Maps
  • Parking On Street
  • Sunbed
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Security System
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms have been completely renovated. The master has both a bath tub, as well as a separate shower stall.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , new bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , new beds
  • We recently purchased new beds. The master bedroom has an extra large King size bed. Each of the bedrooms has big storage cupboards, plenty of hangers and drawer space, as well as a hair-dryer. There is a safe in the master bedroom (available through Reception at extra cost).
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Books
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books for Adults
Outside:
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Tennis Court
  • Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Car Optional
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • bay/sound
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The apartment has been completely renovated. New ceramic floor tiles have been installed throughout, new tiles in the kitchen, completely new bathrooms, new fridge, oven, hob, dishwasher, washing machine and 120 litre water heater, which provides plenty of hot water for everyone to shower . Curtains, bedspreads, sofa and chair covers have been replaced. We have a flat screen t.v. and there is crockery and cutlery for twelve (extras in the dining room) and everything you need in the kitchen, if you wish to cook. Monte Dourado is a non-smoking resort, however it is acceptable outside on the terrace. Thank you!
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