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Historic Lively Old Town & Great Beach Location! Walk Everywhere! - Apt 2

Tracy Evans

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Historic Lively Old Town & Great Beach Location! Walk Everywhere! - Apt 2

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Albufeira Apartment Rental Photos and Description

AVAILABILITY 3 bed with 2 bed prices! 3 mins Walk to Beach, Town, Restaurants

Beautiful beaches, an abundance of restaurants, cafes, bars, shops, market stalls and the lively night life entertainment around the old town square and Fisherman's Beach make old town Albufeira an all-year destination... and, all this is a 3-5 minute walk from our front door! Two beaches, the popular Fisherman's Beach and the famous Peneco town beach seen in every photograph of Albufeira, are at the end of our street where from a viewing platform you are presented with breathtaking views and photo opportunities.

These spacious, ground floor apartments built in 2002 are on (above) the beach in a picturesque, car-free, residential side street lined with quaint fisherman's cottages - many still lived in by local people. This historic area of old town Albufeira runs along the cliff tops overlooking the beaches. A 3-5 minute walk down a gentle slope, steps or lift will take you right on to the beach or lead you in to the heart of the old town where at night the streets come to life with outdoor entertainers and where a variety of free live music is on offer from many eating and drinking establishments. And, when you have had enough you can walk home in minutes to rest and sleep in a peaceful area and quiet apartment. Enjoy Albufeira and Walk Everywhere from these Apartments!

Old Albufeira is a collection of characterful, streets that run off the old coast road and are very close to the beaches. If you want to be 'in' the old town then check the map.

APARTMENT INFORMATION:

APT1 and APT2 were built in 2002 and offer modern living facilities - spacious rooms, comfortable temperature in summer and winter, reliable utility services, entry phone and private parking in a secure underground garage. The front door to the building serves four apartments - APT1 and APT2 and two apartments above which are lived in so the common area is private and pleasantly quiet. Well equipped with home comforts and located in a safe neighbourhood inhabited by local Portuguese these apartments are ideal for year round rental.

Be sure to check the specifications and photos for the apartment you are interested in - select tab APT1 (2 bedrooms) or APT2 (3 bedrooms) above. Photos are marked APT1 or APT2. Many more photos available - please ask to see them.

WIFI is freely available in most hotels, bars and restaurants. The Hotel Sol e Mar and Tres Coroas Restaurant (Three Crowns) are at the end of our street and they offer free Wi-Fi and sea views. We enjoy sipping cocktails in the large retro lounge of the Hotel Sol e Mar or sitting on their balcony overlooking the sea while we catch up with friends and family via the internet. APT1 and APT2 can offer Wi-Fi for 5EUR/day. See APT1 and APT2 info for details.

Two recommended local POOLs (one 12-15 min pleasant walk or 3-4 min drive from Apts) with good facilities e.g. snack bar, toilets, loungers, sea view etc. Ask for details.

Anything I have missed? Any concerns? Don't go away! Call or email me first... I may be able to help!

More Details

Details for Apt 2 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

If APT1 is unavailable for your dates then we rent APT2 at the same price for a max of 4 people. Where stated the PRICES are for a max of 4 people... Add GBP6 for each additional person per night. This apt sleeps 6 people in beds. Built in 2002, this Old Town Albufeira 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, ground floor self catering apartment has all the modern facilities and comforts of home. The lounge/dining area has a dining table with 6 chairs, two leather sofas and an armchair that seat 5 comfortably, a large flat screen TV and a satellite dish to enable British TV and Freeview channels to be watched. The bedrooms sleep 6 people in beds and there is a cot available. NO WI-FI option in APT2 but Wi-Fi freely available in hotels, bars and restaurants. NO POOL in building but two local pools recommended so ask for details. One is 12 min walk from Apt or 2-3 mins in car. Across the hall is APT1, a 2 bedroom apartment for rent, so bring your family and friends!
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Tracy Evans (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2015

About Tracy Evans

I visited and fell in love with Albufeira in 1979 when it was a typical fishing village and have been back almost every year. My 4 children (2 boys and 2 girls) spent many happy holidays in the Algarve. They are now 26, 22, 19 and 16 and still visit but mostly with friends. I can tell you what to do in and around Albufeira no matter what age you and/or your family and friends are - we have done it all!

Why Tracy Evans chose Albufeira

Location! Located in a residential side street in historic part of old town Albufeira yet a few minutes walk from the beaches and lively town means we can go out as a family or as individuals.

Comfort! A generous sized apartment (100sqm) with lots of home comforts and without the home clutter.

What makes this apartment unique

APT1 legally registered as Tourist Accommodation.

More Guest Reviews than many other properties - book with confidence.

Local staff available 24/7 to assist you in an emergency.

Located in an area of town which serves the local population and visitors all year round. Old Albufeira never feels like a ghost town!

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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Reviews

4.7
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Apt 2
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 21 reviews
5

Perfect Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this three bedroom apartment for a week in early September. The whole experience was excellent from the initial contact with Tracy, right through the booking process to the actual stay. We arrived by taxi transfer (organised by Tracy) and were met by Kevin and taken to the apartment, where he showed us around the property and explained everything we needed to know. The apartment itself is very well maintained with everything that you need for your break, we ate out each day, but if you wanted to cater for yourself everything is there for you. The location of the apartment is just perfect, you are within the old town and the area around the apartment is so peaceful and quiet. The beach and the square in the old town are all within a five minute stroll, there are many restaurants and bars with lively entertainment. This was our first visit to Albufeira, but it was so special that we will be back again in the future and we would highly recommend this apartment to others.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for sharing your experience. We appreciate the good feedback. TracyE
5

Lovely apartment in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of three generations and this apartment met everybodies needs. It was in an excellent location, just minutes from the beach, shops, restuarants, bars etc.

The apartment was comfortable, clean, well equiped and well maintained.

Tracey and Kevin were very helpful in every way.

We thought not having an on-site pool would be a disadvantage but this was not the case as we were so close to the beach.

The WiFi was excellent and having access to the beach toys, umbrellas etc was a major plus.

We would certainly recommend this apartment and we would definitely book it again if / when returning to Albufeira.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The beach has cafes, toilets, showers, sun loungers etc and the old town with its restaurants and shops is located just behind the beach so it offers more flexibility over staying by a pool all day. Leave your non valuables on the beach and wander in to town for lunch - that is what the Portuguese families do! TE
5

Superb location and great apartment!

  • 5 of 5

The initial booking of the apartment was easy. The owner, is a pleasure to deal with, she was responsive (which is a critical factor for me when booking rentals), detailed and helpful. The property managers themselves were very friendly and informative also. The apartment & area was exactly as pictured. It was clean, spacious & well equipped. Superb location, minutes away from the beach, restaurants, main square and the night life, yet it was far enough away that it wasn’t noisy. Note that there are lots of steep hills and this could be difficult when travelling with seniors. The parking garage was a nice feature. Knowing your car is safe and not having to search for a spot or pay for parking is helpful when you have a car rental. Having use of the beach supplies (umbrellas, beach toys) inside the garage was also great. Albufeira is a great centralized location when travelling to nearby cities. I would definitely recommend this apartment and would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review Nancy. We are thankful you had had a lovely stay in Albufeira and that our service, apartment and location met your expectations. We hope you visit Portugal and Albufeira another year. Tracy Evans
5

Perfect place for a relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the 3 bed apartment with a couple of friends for a 4 night long weekend break and we had a great time. The apartment is in an ideal location and you have a lovely view of the ocean from the little road that the apartment is situated on. it was very clean and had all the essentials that you would need. Kevin who met us kindly left some milk in the fridge for us as we arrived late in the evening so we were set up for our tea in the morning!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for validating our description of the comfortable apartment and excellent location. Unlike many other rentals, our key holders always meet guests at the apartment upon their arrival. TE
4

Great location

  • 4 of 5

Tracy was helpful in organising our stay, including booking our transfers through Flexitravel and answering my queries about the local area. Despite a 4 night minimum stay, we were able to book 3 nights by paying for 4. We also got the cheaper rate as we only had 2 bedrooms made up.

The driver met our flight and drove us the nearest car friendly location to the apartment where we were met by Kevin. We had to go to the Flexitravel office 5mins away to pay and confirm the return transfer, and call Kevin en route from the airport. Kevin met our taxi and walked us the 2mins to the apartment - the views over the beach and sea are wonderful. On the return the driver was already waiting for us at the agreed pickup point.

The apartment itself is large and was comfortable. Its on the ground floor so it doesn't have a view and the balcony overlooks a courtyard, but we were only really there for sleep and showers. The balcony is good for drying clothes. There are two bath/shower rooms and towels are provided, though extra hand towels for hand drying would be useful - as 4 girls we need hairtowels so 2 each wasn't enough! Kevin showed us the heater/air conditioner, though we didn't use either as the fleecy blankets were available for the colder nighttime and open windows cool enough in the day for October weather. The sitting room and dining space is very comfy and well decorated, with reclining sofas, the bedroom walls might benefit from a lick of paint (suitcase marks I expect). We only really used the kitchen for breakfast as the local shops have a poor selection and the resturants are good value, but it seemed well stocked if you wanted to cook, and it even had a dishwasher and a washing machine. The safe was useful. Everything was pretty much as expected.

The location is the real winner. Turn right and walk 5 mins to the main shopping street towards the square, turn left and its 5 mins to the beach front restaurants. We loved the food, service and atmosphere for dinner at the nearby Royal Orchid (opposite the Sol e Mar hotel), and lunch was good at the beach front resturants. The beachfront was a bit expensive & the vegetarian selection poor for dinner. Another 5 mins across to the escalators and you can catch the tourist train to the strip, which is a bit full on but has more shopping and cheaper food. We also met Quadventura at the escalators and they were amazing, I'd highly recommend booking a tour with them before you arrive.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Happy Golfers

  • 5 of 5

We stay at Rio do Cemiterio Velho Apartment Albuferira mid-September for 7night

We were 5 golfers it was the first time we had stayed in a Villa we usually stay in a Hotel .

It was very good it was clean and tidy it had all the amenity’s you needed

It was just a short walk to the breach and Albuferira Old Town so no need for taxes

It was easy to book Tracy was so helpful she even arranged for our pick up from the Airport

When we were dropped off near the Villa Kevin was waiting to take us and show us around the Villa

He also helped us arrange for a minibus through Carlos to take us to and from the golf courses each day they were always on time great service.

The only down side is it is a bit hilly if you have difficulty walking.

A big thank you

To Tracy, Kevin and Carlos for helping make this a most enjoyable week.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're pleased the golfers enjoyed staying in an apartment rather than a golf resort. Play golf in the day and enjoy the town and its many restaurants and bars in the evening and most importantly, walk back without needing a car or taxi! TE

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Faro Airport is 30 mins drive
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Steps Bar
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Marina Albufeira
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Pine Cliifs Golf Resort
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Albufeira
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A22, N125 at 3 km
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Three Crowns / Tres Coroas
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Albufeira town beach and Fisherman's Beach
Car: not necessary

Old Town Albufeira 2 bed, 3 bed, 2 bath, apts are a 200m (3-4 minute) walk from Fisherman’s beach and a 7km stretch of Blue Flag beaches and 200m from the vibrant old Albufeira town centre with its leafy square and outdoor seating. Restaurants, cafes and bars are in abundance. Wander the cobbled, winding lanes of Old Town Albufeira to find shops, boutiques, restaurants, bars and nightclubs and walk home late - you won't need a taxi back! Old Town Albufeira has had much investment to pedestrianise and retain the character of this once old fishing town. The 2 bed, 3 bed, 2 bath apts in Old Town Albufeira, the centre of the Algarve, are an ideal base from which to play golf on any of 30 golf courses nearby or to venture out to the hills of Monchique, the pottery factories of Porches, the fishing port of Portimao and west to Lagos, Sagres and the untamed Atlantic beaches. Zoo Marine, Slide and Splash, Algarve Shopping and Faro airport are all within 30 min. Last minute deals available.

Other Activities: golf, water parks, boat rental, factory outlets, historic sites

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Rates & Availability

From £45 Per night

Albufeira Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
MAR/APR Price max 4 people
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
£320
£980
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
 
MAY Price max 4 people
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
£350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
 
JUN Price for 4 people
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
£420
 
 
JUL/AUG Price for 4 people
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
£720
£1,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
 
SEP Price for 4 people
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
£490
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
 
OCT Price for 4 people
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
£350
£1,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
 
NOV/DEC Price for 4 people
Nov 2 2015 - Dec 18 2015
4 night minimum stay
£45
£280
£880
 
 
Christmas / New Year
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
4 night minimum stay
£84
£490
 
 
JAN/FEB Price max 4 people
Jan 4 2016 - Feb 29 2016
4 night minimum stay
£45
£280
£880
 
 
MAR/APR Price for 4 people
Mar 1 2016 - Apr 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
£50
£320
£980
 
 
MAY Price for 4 people
May 1 2016 - May 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
£55
£370
£1,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
 
JUN Price for 4 people
Jun 1 2016 - Jun 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
£65
£430
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
 
JUL/AUG Price for 4 people
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 2 2016
4 night minimum stay
£130
£700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
 
SEP Price for 2-4 people
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
£80
£460
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£50
£350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £200
Notes The Prices Above are for 2-4 people staying in the T3/3 bedroom apartment. Please add 6GBP per person per night when booking for 5 or 6 people - thank you.

Rent paid in GBP or Euros. Payments in instalments accepted. Credit card payments accepted (5.8% added to rental price to cover fees).

Monthly prices are for max 4 people

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Amenities

Albufeira Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , mirror, shaving point
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , mirror, shaving point
  • Old Town Albufeira 3 bedroom self catering apartment is ideal for holiday and long term winter let. The apartment was built in 2002 and since then this area of Old Town Albufeira has had new gas and water mains installed. This means the bathrooms are served with high pressure water for a good shower and a fast bath fill and the water is heated by mains gas rather than from a cannister so the water heats on demand. Both bathrooms are spacious, fully tiled and come with a vanity unit, shaving point and large mirror. Bath towels and hand towels are provided for each occupant and are refreshed mid stay. Beach towels are NOT provided. Smoking on balcony only.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , separate shower room, fitted wardrobe, air con, safe
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , separate shower room
  • Old Town Albufeira 3 bedroom self catering apartment is ideal for holiday and long winter lets. The apartment is spacious, has air conditioning / heating units and all bedrooms are equipped with built-in wardrobes with hangers, and drawers. Bedroom 1 has king size bed and an ensuite bathroom with bath and shower attachment, vanity unit, shaving point and large mirror. It looks out onto a quiet residential, cobbled, car free street. Bedrooms 2 and 3 have 2 single beds and They share a separate shower room with WC, vanity unit, shaving point and large mirror. One twin bedroom has a tumble dryer for use. All bed linens and towels are provided and towels are refreshed mid week.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Old Town Albufeira 3 bedroom self catering apartment is ideal for holiday and long winter lets. The apartment is 1 of 25 that reside within an old municipal building that was reconstructed in 2002. It has been built to a high specification and designed to meet 21st century living - large, separate rooms off a connecting hall and fully fitted and equipped kitchen and bathrooms, mains water and gas supply, safe for storing small valuables, secure entryphone system and integral underground parking. The building is one of a collection of old listed buildings, Moorish gates, museums and interesting churches found in the old town's Heritage Zone. The apartment faces onto a cobbled street with fisherman's cottages and the back looks out onto a terracotta tiled courtyard. A few doors along from the apartment is the Tres Coroas restaurant and close by is the landmark Sol e Mar Hotel with its beach front al fresco restaurant, bar and cafe.

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