About the property
- Apartment1022 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Luxury Accommodation and Only a 5 Minute Walk To The Beach.
FREE Wi-Fi, AIR CONDITIONING, ACCESS TO A HEATED POOL ~ Luxuriously appointed two bedroom two bathroom apartment with a private roof terrace, balcony, spacious lounge, modern kitchen and bathrooms, Cable TV providing English TV channels (BBC1 & 2, ITV, CBBC, Sky News and Sky Sports1), widescreen TV, DVD, speaker with iPod docking station and a log burning fire for the cooler months. Ideally situated on the highly acclaimed Monte Dourado resort. The apartment enjoys a privileged hill-top position overlooking the Carvoeiro valley; it is within strolling distance of the beautiful Carvoeiro beach and the wide selection of shops, bars and restaurants which has something to suit all tastes. The apartment is fully furnished and equipped to a very high standard and has FREE ACCESS to Wi-Fi. Monte Dourado has 5 different pool areas (the largest being heated all year round), each with a main pool and a toddler pool. There are also two tennis courts. Both of these facilities are available for use by all clients. The apartment sleeps 5 with a travel cot, highchair or folding bed available for hire, on request.
The apartment is ideally suited for families. It is ideal for children due to the close proximity to the pool area. Both pools can be viewed whilst you are having a chilled drink on the balcony. Pool towels are provided and can be exchanged for fresh towels via reception for one Euro each. Alternatively, you may choose to launder these yourself. The apartment is locally managed so that any problems can be addressed immediately. For your convenience there is a telephone in the apartment which is free for incoming calls but outgoing calls are expensive and are an extra cost that you will need to pay before departure. Please note that the apartment is non-smoking.
There is a good size balcony with furniture, a private roof terrace with your own sun loungers and a built in BBQ that has all day sun and overlooks the pools. For your comfort, there is a wood burning stove for use during the cooler autumn and winter months. Guests have the use of five pool areas on the complex including a heated pool as well as two tennis courts. There is plenty of off road parking at the resort. However, there is no need for a car as everything is on your doorstep. Including a doctor’s surgery, dentist and chemist. There is a good bus network and taxi service. There are several golf courses nearby as well as a tennis club, gym and horse riding.
Please note that all electricity bills for bookings between October and March are the responsibility of the guest and should be paid at reception before departure.
Discounts for long lets (8 weeks minimum).
Prices may be subject to change at owners' discretion. Terms of payment: a non-refundable 30% deposit is required as confirmation of booking. Balance payable 8 weeks before the holiday start date. A security deposit of £150 is required against damages, refundable on return of keys and with no reported damage to the property.
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- May 20, 2018
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Great Apartment in a lovely little town
Arrived at the reception to pick up the keys for the apartment earlier than was expected. Reception was extremely helpful and the apartment was ready.
The apartment itself was well decorated, light and modern, clean and had a very homely feel about it. The service team was great all week and the lady was very friendly, my two daughters looked forward to seeing her.
The swimming pool attached to the apartment was unheated but having tried out the complexes heated pool (only a short walk away) the kids and I braved the unheated pool as they had it more to themselves.
The beds were clean with plenty of blankets for the time of year and comfortable enough.
The kitchen was well equipped and both the hob and oven worked well.
The bathrooms were clean and relatively modern.
The lounge/dinner was comfortable with plenty of seating for the three of us and the balcony had plain white plastic chairs and table to sit out on, again room for the three of us.
We didn't use the roof terrace or BBQ.
The apartment had TV (which we didn't use), AC, Hairdryer, Iron and Ironing Board, Clothes Airer, Books to read and plenty of storage.
The owners had left some small toys in the cupboard eg beach ball, older boogie board, bucket and spade, probably left by other visitors but great for the kids when you have to travel relatively light.
Carvoeiro itself is a lovely town with easy access to the beach, restaurants, bars and smaller supermarkets. A larger supermarket is on the outside of the town and even bigger ones in Lagoa about 4 miles away.
Dealing directly with the Owners was easy and friendly with plenty of contact. We paid for the apartment through this website for security.
All in all an excellent and enjoyable holiday
Point of Note: I had taken out a travel visa card (Revolut) with Euros on and struggled to use this in Carvoeiro, as many of the bars, shops and restaurants use a cheaper POS system which doesn't except the card. However I could use it in the ATM and at the larger supermarket in Lagoa.
Comfortable accommodation within walking distance to shops, restaurants and ocean.
Our apartment was well equipped and comfortable. Any small issues we had were quickly addressed by staff. The location is great for individuals with or without a vehicle as everything is within close walking distance including the ocean. Great view and roof terrace is a nice asset.
Excellent Apartment and Location
We are just back from a wonderful holiday in Carvoeiro. The apartment exceed our expectations, it is spotless, extremely spacious with lots of storage space and has everything you could need. The super king sized bed in the main bedroom is extremely comfortable and the air conditioning was very smooth (not noisy at all). There are 2 showers with good power and plenty of hot water.
We enjoyed sitting on the balcony in the morning looking at the beautiful view of Carvoeiro as well as the beautiful sunsets early in the evening.
The pool area is medium sized so there wasn’t any noise from other holiday makers in the morning or at night. There is a larger pool also in the resort. The resort is at the top of a hill, but if you are in reasonably good health it is very easy to walk up and down the hill (10 min walk).
Carvoeiro is a great area for families. The nightly entertainment in the square by the beach was very entertaining for children and adults. We ate out every night and the number and variety of restaurants was fantastic (every meal was delicious and people are very friendly and chatty). We also hired a car and toured the beautiful beaches and mountains of the Algarve.
The booking process from start to finish with Karen was easy and personable. Check in and Check Out at the resort was smooth, no problem for us to get a late check out at 2pm, just give reception 2-3 days notice.
I would highly recommend Karen’s apartment and Carvoeiro. We can’t wait to go back!
We are so pleased our apartment exceeded your expectations. It is an ideal base for touring around the Algarve due to its location. Equally, the resort itself has an abundance of different restaurants/bars all serving a variety of different food of high quality.
We cant wait for you to return to Carvoeiro in the near future!!
Karen and Eric
Family Friendly Apartment
We had a wonderful holiday and a large part of that was down to he apartment. We felt at home as soon as we walked through the door and it was more than we expected it to be. On arrival we were made to feel very welcome by they staff at reception however the welcome pack provided contained everything we needed to know. The apartment itself is in excellent condition and was cleaned just before we arrived with the high chair and cot already in place.
The bedrooms were extremely comfortable and the air conditioning was a welcome relief given the high temperatures for the first part of our stay. We enjoyed relaxing in the sitting room in the evening after a day of activities or sitting out on the large balcony. With the two little ones we didn't venture up onto the roof terrace but it looked like a fantastic place to spend an evening enjoying a BBQ and drinks. The kitchen came in very useful and is well stocked with cutlery, plates and pots and pans.
All in all the apartment was a very enjoyable relaxing base to have while away from home and it is certainly a place we would recommend and hope to return to either next year or in the near future. Also a big thanks to the owners, I found the process from start to finish to be more professional that some hotels that you might book through.
We are so pleased that our apartment exceeded your expectations! We aim to provide a home-from-home experience for all our guests which is relaxing, clean and comfortable. The staff are always more than happy to welcome all guests to the resort and together with their extensive knowledge of the resort and the Algarve in general, their advice is second to none.
Yes, the roof terrace is the place to be for "sundowners" - a pity you were not able to use it this time but hopefully in the future when the children are older?
It was a pleasure to welcome you to our apartment and I hope you return to Carvoeiro in the future.
Karen and Eric
Fabulous, comfortable apartment
The apartment is very spacious with all the home comforts you need for a self catering holiday.
There is loads of storage space in the bedroom.
The air conditioning was fantastic.
The apartment was cleaned every other day by the friendliest cleaners who were always smiling and a credit to Monte Dourado.
The beds are very comfortable.
The pool area is very clean and we happily chatted away to the other holiday makers.
i will definately return to this apartment again.
Hi Mandy, Nigel and Mia,
We're so pleased that you returned and enjoyed your stay in our apartment for another year!! All staff at Monte Dourado are, as you say, the friendliest of people and really enjoy meeting guests - both new and returning customers.
We would love for you to return in the future!!
Karen and Eric
Great, airconned apartment in excellent location
The apartment surpassed expectations on many levels , spacious, clean, very comfortably furnished and what appeared to be very recent refurbs to bathroom , kitchen etc . The aircon was a godsend in the very hot weather we had during our stay.
The balcony had a dining table and chairs overlooking the pool. It also had a large private roof terrace with BBQ, again with table and chairs.
It was in a small group of apartments built around its own self contained pool area, there was never a problem getting sunbeds and parasols as everyone followed the resort rule of no "bed reservations with towels"
The many restaurants and thriving centre of Carvoeiro and Estrada Do Farol were each about 10 minutes walk away
We had a late flight but the arrangement for key collection from the resort reception worked without a problem
Carvoeiro is a great area for families , unaffected by the drunken hooligan fraternity, I would recommend this apartment without hesitation, Karen was extremely helpful from booking enquiry through to speedy return of the security deposit upon our return home
The reception arrangements for our late arrival worked without any glitches and the staff were helpful during our stay
The number and variety of restaurants in Carvoeiro was fantastic (both in the town centre and Estrada del Farol) -far more than impressions given by various reviews and trip advisor etc -all with easy walking distance.
I would certainly recommend the apartment and the place to anyone ! I'll put a review on HomeAway in the next few days
We are so pleased that our apartment surpassed expectations on so many levels. We love Carvoeiro with its variety of restaurants and bars. As you mention, being a family resort, we find that families return year after year so the children and adults can meet up annually - we have done this ourselves! We agree that the staff could not be more helpful and do their utmost to ensure that our guests have a pleasant and enjoyable stay.
We would love to welcome you back in the future !
Karen and Eric
Car parking is close to the front door. Please note that the Monte Dourado resort is situated on a hillside. Its only 5 minutes walk down hill to the village and its good exercise on the way back! There are taxis in the town centre that can take you back which will cost about 3 Euros because it is so close. TRAVEL - Carvoeiro is a 45 min drive from Faro airport. Budget airlines e.g. Thomsonfly, Flybe, Easy Jet and Jet2 fly from airports all around the UK with German wings, Hapag Lloyd flying from Germany. Most of these airlines are linked to car hire and transfer facilities though these can easily be booked independently. Car hire is available from Faro airport or within Carvoeiro. It is always advisable to book car hire and transfers in advance. We can give advice on these. Carvoeiro is an attractive seaside resort cut with beautiful cliff top walks. Many of them on newly installed boardwalks (See Photos) A traditional way of life still thrives alongside a modern resort. The main beach is only 5 minutes walk away. There are many beautiful beaches to visit within 3km of Carvoeiro: Praia de Centianes, Praia de Carvalho, Praia de Benagil, Praia de Albandeira and Praia de Marinha which is one of the six Government designated golden beaches in Portugal singled out because of their water purity and beauty. Carvoeiro has a beautiful sandy beach from which jet skis can be hired and short boat trips can be taken. It has two golf courses, Pinta and Gramacho within a 5 minute drive. For the children, Zoo Marine, Slide and Splash and Krazy World are within a 10 minutes drive from Carvoeiro. The beautiful cities of Lisbon and Seville (in Spain) are approx. 2 hours drive away. Lagoa is the nearest working town at 5 min drive away. Ferragudo, Portimao, Silves, Alvor are all within 15 mins drive. GOLF - Up to 30% discount on golf fees for guests when booking one of the Pestana courses through Monte Dourado reception. Carvoeiro is an excellent location for golf enthusiasts. There are 2 courses in Carvoeiro, Quinta do Gramacho and Pinta, and there is a 9 hole course on the Vale do Milho estate. Other championship courses are Penina and Palmares which are a 30 minute drive away and Vilamoura 35 minutes drive away. Quinta do Lago and Vale Do Lobo are 40 minutes drive away. SPECIAL INTEREST - Motor Racing: 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 minutes drive away. Around 195 million Euros has been allocated to the development of the Autodromo, making it the biggest investment ever in the Algarve.The circuit was opened in 2008 and has already held a round of the 'Superbike World Championship'. As well as the circuit, the project also includes a karting track, a technology park, a luxury five-star hotel, a sports complex and numerous apartments. The Carvoeiro Clube de Tennis is open to non-residents, and The School of Wind Surfing at Praia Grande Ferraguda is just 10 min drive away. Big game fishing/dolphin watching and other trips can be arranged at the resort reception desk or the tourist information office near the Carvoeiro beach. Horse riding is just outside Lagoa on the N125 road towards Albufeira.
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PLEASE NOTE - Claims for refunds must be requested to ourselves directly by email. Discounts for long lets (8 weeks minimum). Discounts for repeat guests. Prices may be subject to change at owners' discretion. Terms of payment: a non-refundable 30% deposit is required as confirmation of booking. Balance payable 8 weeks before the holiday start date. A security deposit of £150 is required against damages, refundable on return of keys and with no reported damage to the property.