Our bungalow is set in a quiet location on a lively complex with excellent facilities (e.g. swimming pools, tennis courts, children's activities/clubs, evening entertainment, bars, restaurants, shop)
The kitchen is of an older style but is clean, fully functional and very well equipped with hob/oven, fridge-freezer and microwave and a good range of crockery and cutlery. there are also many restaurants nearby within easy walking distance.
In the lounge there is a breakfast bar, sofa & arm chairs, TV/DVD Player and a log fire (redundant during the summer, but wonderful if you're staying during the winter months)
The bedrooms each have two comfortable single beds which can be pushed together, there are fans for the summer and heaters for the winter. There's plenty of hanging space for clothes.
There are new privacy/security shutters fitted with mosquito nets on all windows.
We have an excellent maid who visits daily Mon-Fri and everything is provided except beach towels.
Our apartment is set on the Quinta Do Paraiso which is a well-established fully comprehensive complex with pools, tennis courts, bars, restaurants, shop, etc.
Just a short walk away is Carvoeiro; a small town set around a cove beach between the naturally sculpted sandstone cliffs of the Algarve. The town itself has a good range of shops and some excellent restaurants but also serves as an ideal central base for exploring the Algarve.
Within 10 minutes drive you can reach the towns of Portimão and Silves (A Historic Moorish stronghold).
There are numerous and varied attractive beaches, water parks and sea-life centres, and shopping centres - most are within a 15 minute drive.
Less than an hour's drive to the west you can reach the most South-Westerly point in Europe (Cape St Vincent) and an hour's drive to the east lies the Spanish-Portuguese border. To the north you can visit Monchique; the highest point on the Algarve with some stunning views