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Sunny spacious family-friendly ground floor apartment with pleasant open aspect

Mrs Lee Lowther

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french, german
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

Mrs Lee Lowther

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2015
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Sunny spacious family-friendly ground floor apartment with pleasant open aspect

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

Overview

Monte Dourado Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 large double bedrooms 2 bathrooms, french windows to veranda and pools

You will be welcomed on arrival by the friendly, helpful British couple who manage our spacious, comfortable apartment. Thereafter they will only be a telephone call away to ensure you enjoy a relaxing holiday. This south-facing apartment is an easy stroll from the beach and the many restaurants, shops and bars in this beautiful, peaceful resort. We have welcomed couples and families and find the apartment ideally suited for both. The living room has french windows onto the private good sized veranda, overlooking the pool area, which has a pool for children.The sunny apartment is fully furnished and equipped to a very high standard. In the kitchen you will find a Welcome pack of groceries, including a bottle of the excellent local wine. The kitchen has all the essentials such as a good ceramic hob, oven, washing machine, fridge freezer, dishwasher and microwave, George Foreman grill, coffee percolator etc. There is a large double bedroom with en suite bathroom and and a twin-bedded room with shower room and WC. There is plenty of storage space in both rooms . In the living room there is comfortable seating for four people, a flat screen TV (bought in 2014), CD player and lots of books. Coffee tables and lamps. pictures and other pieces of furniture make the room feel attractive and welcoming. The glass fronted fire burns olive wood and there are also electric convector heaters for warmth during cooler evenings in the winter. On the north side of the living room is another window and a dining table with six chairs.

The apartment will be re-decorated throughout during the winter of 2015 and we are also replacing some furniture and curtains in order to keep up the quality of our holiday home.

The exterior of the small twelve apartment development was entirely re-painted in 2014, and the managers of Monte Dourado complex maintain the area and

gardens to a high standard. There are five pools on the complex available to our guests. One of which is heated for autumn/winter use.

No car necessary, but there is plenty of off-road parking if you should wish to hire a car.

Wi Fi available.

Beach/pool towels are provided. Lots of beach/pool toys for children, beach

chairs for adults and a cool bag.

Taxis, transfers and hire cars are easily arranged on line . Faro airport, @ 45 minutes away. There is plenty of parking close to the apartment, which is situated on a small, quiet development on Monte Dourado, above the village, but close enough to stroll in for the huge choice of restaurants, shops and bars. The local market, selling fresh food and the friendly local grocery/wineshop are both just a short walk away. There is a large supermarket on the outskirts of Carvoeiro, easily reached by car, bus or taxi. In the apartment you will find information about local facilities: golf, tennis, horse riding, cliff top walks, boat trips to visit the local caves, scuba diving, water parks and much more, as well as recommended restaurants.

You will be able to visit other places of interest such as Lagoa, Portimao, Loule, Monchique, Vilamoura, Albufeira - even Lisbon or Seville by local bus. The largest second hand bookshop on the Algarve is in Carvoeiro - a must visit ! Doctors, dentists and chemists are all available in the village. The British managers of our apartment will be on hand to provide any assistance you may need. We want you to enjoy our beloved apartment, and find it as relaxing as we do.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mrs Lee Lowther (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french, german
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2015

About Mrs Lee Lowther

We are a family of grandparents, daughter, son-in-law and three children, 13, 10 and 5. In Yorkshire we share a large Georgian house, and have managed to stay sane !

We all love staying in our apartment, so it has many personal touches, and it is

maintained by our maid, Christina, who is very meticulous and reliable. Many of our friends enjoy staying in the apartment and have become frequent visitors.

Mrs Lee Lowther purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Mrs Lee Lowther chose Monte Dourado

We love this part of the Algarve and Carvoeiro suits our family. It is quiet, safe,

friendly with everything we might need: beach, shops, restaurants, market, tennis and has all the amenities for a family holiday, friends enjoying catch-up time Our friends own the apartment above and introduced us to Monte Dourado a number of years ago, and we have never regretted buying our holiday home.

It is a place to relax and bring friends. We enjoy the many wonderful restaurants and easy way of life,

What makes this apartment unique

No 3 is on a small development of just twelve but with the advantage of being able to use the five pools throughout Monte Dourado. One of which is heated for autumn/winter use. There are lots of trees and flowering bushes all around and we are not overlooked by tall buildings. So much of the Algarve is spoiled by high rise buildings - not so in Carvoeiro.

We are lucky to have found our managers, Emma and Mike, who look after our guests so well and are always complimented on their ability to make everything easy. T hey ensure our guests have the wonderful holiday they deserve.

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Sunny spacious family-friendly ground floor apartment with pleasant open aspect
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
4

September Holiday

  • 4 of 5

This is a spacious, clean apartment, in a quiet location yet conveniently positioned for easy access to the beach and numerous bars and restaurants. Having been to Carvoeiro six times in recent years I would recommend this resort.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were disappointed to receive this review which gives little useful information about our apartment. It would have been helpful to know why we failed to reach the 5* standard given to us by our previous guests, so that we can continue our efforts to keep the apartment to the highest rating.
5

Honeymoon!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a peaceful week relaxing by the pool and beach, and exploring the beautiful town. The apartment was clean, well furnished and had everything we needed and more (bread, ham and cheese in the fridge also a bottle of beer chilling as we arrived!). The bedrooms are really good sizes and having 2 bathrooms would be a bonus for families! Emma and Mike were excellent managers - in contact with us as soon as we arrived at Faro airport. The town is a 3 minute walk from the apartment, the beach 10 minutes, and the selection of restaurants in the town is immense! The bars We would definately recommend this property to both couples and families!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
5

GLORIOUS WEEKS HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5

My wife, daughter and myself stayed at No.3 Buganvilia for a week in June/July. The apartment is very much home from home with every need catered for. The kitchen is equipped to a high standard though we didn't cook much because the restaurants in and around Carvoeiro are excellent. The lounge is very comfortable with a tv and freeview box, but as the weather was so lovely we tended to sit outside on the patio area. The pool area just outside the apartment was very clean and spacious with plenty of sunbeds, umbrellas for shade and use of pool towels provided by the owners.

Booking the apartment could not have been easier as you book directly with the owners. We arrived in the resort using the recommended airport transfer and were greeted at the apartment by the managers, Emma and Mike, who were extremely helpful and even offered us a free lift to the Intermarche supermarket on the outskirts of Carvoeiro to buy our grocery needs for the week.

Carvoeiro itself is beautiful though very hilly and the apartment is situated in the Monte Dourado urbanization which has got everything, peacefully situated, handy for minimarkets, restaurants and 10 minute walk to the beach and we would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants a quiet, relaxing holiday. We hired a car for a few days to see the surrounding area and go to Armacao de Pera which has a lovely long sandy beach and visit Busiris pastelaria who serve the most wonderful cakes.

We will certainly stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so very pleased that our guests enjoyed their holiday in Carvoeiro and found everything they needed in the apartment. We love staying in the apartment ourselves, and so try to make it as comfortable and relaxing as we can. Emma and Mike, our local managers, are a huge asset and are unfailingly welcoming and helpful to all our guests.
5

Superb May Holiday

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at 'number three' with a friend for 9 days in May. The apartment is very clean and spacious with a bath room and a shower room, ideal for 2 couples, and always had plenty of hot water. The kitchen is very well equipped though we didn't cook much because the restaurants in the resort were great. The lounge area is very comfortable though we sat outside on the patio most of the time.

Booking was simplicity itself, direct with the owners. We used their recommended transfer which was very easy to use and efficient. We were greeted at the apartments by the managers who were extremely helpful and offered us a free lift to the supermarket on the outskirts of Carviero where we were able to stock up on heavy items like water and drinks and other basics, which were much cheaper than at the resort supermarkets.

The area around the pool, just outside the apartment was immaculately clean and very quiet, there was plenty of shade if required, sunbeds and brollies and pool towels provided by the owners.(a definate plus if you want to travel light and avoid paying for extra luggage).

The resort itself is beautiful though very hilly. I would not recommend it to wheelchair users, but I did manage ok on crutches! Taxis are readily available and inexpensive. The beach is small, and at the time we stayed, there are no beds or brollies, so consequntly, no shelter from the sun, unless you take the ones provided in the apartment.

There was a vast array of restaurants with plenty of choice of food, mostly around the same price. Main courses around 15 euros. A large beer 3 euros.

We particularly liked Eli Ela. Would recommend booking and trying the 4 course taster menu.

All in all we had a wonderful, hassle free holiday. The locals are very friendly and give good recommendation for places to eat or visit though we didn't venture out of Carviero. I would definatelly recommend this resort to anyone who wants a quiet, relaxing holiday. This apartment has got everything, peacefully situated, handy for minimarkets, restaurants and 10 minutes walk to the beach.

On the negative side I cannot think of anything except the hills and would not recommend it to anyone with mobility problems, unless you have your own transport or are prepared to use taxis.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do appreciate the time taken to give such a comprehensive review of our property and of Carvoeiro. As always we are delighted that our guests have enjoyed their time in No 3. We, and our managers in Carvoeiro, Emma and Mike, try to make sure that our guests have everything they need to have a really comfortable home for their sunshine holiday. Regarding the comment about beds and shades on the beach, they are there from June to September . I'm afraid the hills are always there ! The advantage of being on a hill is a quiet position above the town, but we do agree that anyone with mobility problems without a car, will need to use the services of the local taxis. These are plentiful and reasonably priced. .
5

Holiday review

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful relaxing holiday spent with my friend in lovely accommodation. Very spacious clean and with all equipment anyone would need. Patio doors from the lounge lead to terrace and the pool. Only 5 minutes down the hill and you are into the centre of Carvoeiro which has plenty of restaurants with very reasonable prices We would definitely give 5 stars to this apartment. Thanks Lee and Sarah for your help in making our break so enjoyable and special thanks to Emma and Mike your great management team who were an amazing help to us. Hope to be back next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so delighted to receive this wonderful review. Our aim is to give our guests a truly relaxing and happy time in our apartment, and it is a great pleasure to know that we have achieved that aim.
5

Just a delight

  • 5 of 5

After spending time around the algarve region we came across this lovely coast with no high rise and lovely walks.We stayed at this very spacious apartment with patio doors leading to a large swimming pool with a childrens pool at side.

The living area had everything a family needs with well equipped appliances for cooking /washing. Very cosy in the winter months and relaxing in the summer.

We found everything was handy i.e beach shops and eating venues if you didnot want to drive .a busy little town with a good local bus but apartment is situated in a quiet but pleasant location. Certainly a relaxing holiday and will return in the different seasons.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always good to know that our guests have enjoyed their holiday, and found everything they need in the apartment. Our family has stayed at various times of the year and make sure that the apartment is kept up to scratch, to ensure that our guests want to return. Carvoeiro is a delightful place where holidaymakers are made very welcome.

Map

Nearest Airport
67 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Carvoeiro
Car: not necessary

Carvoeiro is a beautiful, peaceful village by the sea with stunning cliff top walks..The square leading onto the main beach is full of wonderful restaurants and bars. There are also lovely beaches to visit within 3km of Carvoeiro: Praia de Centaines, Praia de Benagil and many more. Carvoeiro an excellent base for golf enthusiasts: there are 2 courses in Carvoeiro itself - Quinta do Gramacho and PInta and there is a 9 hole course on the Vale de Milho estate. There are 2 championship courses 30 min away: Penina and Palmares, Vilamoura is 35 min away. Quinta do Laqo and Vale de Lobo are 40 min away. For motor racing enthusiasts the brand new Autodromo International do Algarve located in Escapadinho in the foothills of the coastal town of Portimao is only 20 min drive away. The Carvoeiro Clube de Tennis is open to non residents, and the School of Windsurfing at Praia Grande Ferraguda is only 10 min drive away. Horse Riding is just outside Lagoa on the N125 road towards Albufeira.

Golf: There are 2 courses within Carvoeiro itself. Quinta De Gramacho and PInta, there is also a 9 hole course on the Vale de Milho estate. There are 2 championship courses 30 min away; Penina and Palmares. Vilamoura is 35 min away. Quinta do Lago and Vale Do Lobo are 40 min away.

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Rates & Availability

From £58 Per night

Monte Dourado Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
spring
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
£58
£400
 
 
late spring
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
£65
£450
 
 
summer
Jul 1 2015 - Jul 31 2015
6 night minimum stay
£85
£600
 
 
high summer
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
6 night minimum stay
£110
£750
 
 
late summer
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
£72
£500
 
 
autumn
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
£58
£400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £100
Notes REDUCTION FOR ONLY TWO GUESTS..

Security deposit of £100 payable with final payment and will be refunded provided there are no major breakages and the property is left tidy and in good condition

Cot and high chair hire available, £5 per item, per week.

Electricity will be charged, at cost, during the winter months i.e November to March

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Monte Dourado Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • En-suite bathroom to master bedroom with WC, bath/shower, sink, bidet, toiletries cupboard and hair-dryer . Bathroom 2 with sink, WC and shower cubicle. Towels provided. Electric heating for winter.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib
  • The main bedroom looks out over the pool area, and is equipped with a large fitted double wardrobe with hanging space and drawers, bedside tables and a chest of drawers providing plenty of storage space. This bedroom has an en suite bathroom with bath and over-bath shower, bidet, hand basin with cupboard, hair dryer and WC. . The second bedroom is a twin bedded room which also has a large fitted double wardrobe with hanging space and drawers, bedside tables and full length mirror. The shower room with good shower, hand basin and WC is adjacent. We can also provide a cot and Z bed, if required. The windows have shutters and fly screens. There are fans available if necessary. Electric heaters and blankets for winter use.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Cots and high chair available for hire at time of booking. Maid service is weekly. Christina has looked after our guests for several years and is very reliable Local managers, Emma and Mike, are available at all times should you need help or advice. This property can also be let in conjunction with the apartment above - please contact the owner direct for more information. Digital safe

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