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Casakarla. com Kings apartment with sea views, all equipment and free wifi

Bedrooms 2
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

4 beds +1 child, sea view, large terrace, 3 min from beach / center, free WiFi

Free arrival and departure. 3 days min. (rented my 7 days July, August and early September)

Welcome to CasaKarla - King's Apartment a quality apartment in beautiful Albufeira on the beautiful Algarve coast

The Algarve coast had its heyday for northern Europeans in the eighties, but went into the oblivion in favor of tourist magnets like Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, etc. Algarve coast is long and full of small towns where Albufeira is the largest resort town. Coast's main city Faro, airport city and the administrative center of the region, is located 34 km from Albufeira.

We traveled first time to the Algarve some years ago and fell in love immediately in Albufeira with its old fishing village and respect for the architecture, which is what has made it a popular holiday area. We quickly decided that we wanted a residence in Albufeira, so that we could have a permanent base in town, but also so we could invite visitors back to this amazing spot on the world map.

Casakarla - King's Apartment

We bought an apartment on the 2nd floor of one of Albufeira's oldest streets in October 2013, which we have dubbed CasaKarla - King's Apartment. Here are views of the sea and large parts of the city from the large terrace.

• The apartment is 85m2, bright and spacious and purchased as a Portuguese categorized T1, which means there is room / kitchen, bathroom and a bedroom. We have renovated and upgraded it to a T1 + by creating two additional shielded beds in the living room. The apartment can therefore accommodate four people.

• The apartment is typical Portuguese with dark wood and bright tiles, although the building is modern and from the year 2001. We have let typical Portuguese meeting typically Nordic with a bright and light decor.

• When you are on vacation in CasaKarla, you must feel it is your home, and therefore we have made sure all necessities. We will make sure that you get the whole package, and everything a vacation should accommodate. In the apartment you will find:

  • Kitchen cabinets filled with equipment so you can explore the delicious local produce.

• We recommend that you use the electric Weber grill on the terrace to create a tasty meal.

• Dyne / pillow, linen and towels - also to the beach.

• Washing machine, dishwasher, hairdryer, iron and more.

• Air conditioning can both cool and heat the apartment.

• Heat the bathroom and a gas furnace, which ensures that you never runs out of hot water - something that is unusual in Portugal.

• Free Wi-Fi and 89 TV channels, however, no Scandinavian.

• High chair and travel cot

• Linens and towels are changed and the apartment is cleaned weekly - always before arrival.

In you just have to pack what fits in a cabin suitcase after RyanAir's standards (10 kg á 55x40x20 cm), as there is ample opportunity to wash clothes while on vacation. Soap and the like can be purchased in small quantities in the local shops.

The terrace

Albufiera has 3000 hours of sunshine annually, which can be enjoyed on the 24m2 large south facing terrace. Since the apartment is built on the highest point, there is a beautiful view of the sea and a large part of the city from here. I will among other things see the archaeological museum, which is a primary landmark in the city, and the old hospital with its distinctive tower, where a bell is hung in a steel spire.

Rather atypically differs a little time the terrace of the apartment, however, there are only two steps to reach one part from the other. This has the advantage that the apartment will not be boiling hot in summer as there is no south-facing windows in the apartment.

• On the terrace there:

  • a custodian closet with four sun beds (may not be taken on the beach), beach mats and beach umbrellas that you are allowed to take to the beach.

• a table with four chairs and a Weber Grill.

• Two large awnings that can provide shade.

More Details

Birgit Wammen,
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018


Old Town Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Ungdoms grupper ikke tilladt
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    - 1 child bed , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Free WiFi


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Casakarla. com Kings apartment with sea views, all equipment and free wifi
average rating of 4.870968 based on 31 reviews

Well equipped and spacious apartment in wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed nearly 3 weeks at CasaKarla. The owners as well as Helena and David were very helpful in getting us established, answering any questions and went beyond. We loved the ocean view, sunsets and transition of the town to night from our balcony. Thoroughly enjoyable and highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gary Thank you so much for you very nice review. It's been a pleasure to welcome you to Casakarla Kings apt. I'm so pleased that you noticed the wondeful transition of Albufeira Old Town. We hope to welcome you back to Casakarla Apt. again. Take care. Best regards Karl and Birgit
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Great October 2017 stay

  • 5 of 5

Booked this holiday for my retirement with my daughter , we both loved the first class finish apartment , Henla made us very welcome and we where glad wto stay within the old town centre location, we planned to come back in 2018

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gary Thank you for your very nice words. We are pleased that you liked the apartment and your stay in Albufeira. We are looking forward to welcome you both back. Best regards Karl and Birgit
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Very well presented spacious apartment, central to old town although still quiet on an evening

  • 5 of 5

The apartment offers everything needed for a holiday, the large balcony has amazing views over the bay & old town, when we arrived we were met by Lena the house keeper, she's very friendly & showed us round the apartment & gave us all the information we needed, it was a perfect holiday in a fantastic apartment,

Thanks Birgit for letting us rent your apartment we loved it.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gary. Thank you for this very nice reveiw. We are always pleased to know that the stay was enjoyed. And you are quit right, the view from the balcony is something very speciel. Hours goes by just looking at the sea and the things that goes on there, that´s so relaxing. We hope to be able to welcome you both again sometime. All the best Karl and Birgit
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Memorable time!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Albufeira. The apartment was spotless and we truly enjoyed both patios. We are a few minutes walk to the beach. There were mats and a parasol in the apartment that we could bring to the beach. The bed was confortable and the kitchen had all that we needed. The place is near the nightlife yet far enough to be quiet.

Helena, the housekeeper greeted us with a warm welcome.

I highly recommend this apartment to all who want to enjoy a relaxing vacation in Albufeira!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sonya We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your kind words regarding everything, and especially Helena, we be sure to pas it on. Thank you for your visit. All the best Karl and Birgit
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Nice apartment with sea views.

  • 5 of 5

We received a warm friendly welcome on our arrival and when we were shown around we thought the advertisement we had seen didn't actually do the place justice, it was bigger and better than we had expected. Spacious, comfortable, nice balcony with sea views and more or less everything provided. It's very close to the old town square, beach, restaurants, shops and bars and although so close to the amenities it's still in a quiet spot. Not suitable for disabled or possibly elderly as it's up a steep hill and then several steps to the apartment. Having said that my wife managed it {with some difficulty} with a slipped disc in her back. I think the owners have to be quite rigid on arrival days, and times for arrival and departure during peak season as the apartment is in demand, but they were very flexible with us off peak. We usually visit Albufeira 2 or 3 times a year but may not be able to use this apartment in the peak season as we personally require flexibility. We will definitely be looking forward to staying again during the quieter months and would highly recommend this apartment to others. Thanks to everyone for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Paul and Jeanette Thank you so much for your very nice review. We are so pleased that you like what we have to offer. We are allways very flexible regarding arrival and departure all year, except in July and August. We hope, that we will be able to welcome you back to Casakarla again. All the best Birgit and Karl
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Fab Apartment in Central Location

  • 5 of 5

Communication with Birgit was very prompt and efficient from first booking to arrival. Information and attention to detail was first class. We were met by Helena at the apartment who was very friendly and explained all we needed to know. I had her contact details in case we needed anything, but everything was good with no problems. Helena met with us again at the end of our stay for handover of keys etc. The apartment itself was of a very high standard. Very clean, spacious, everything that you could want/need. We felt relaxed and at home instantly. The balcony was great and as we had some really good weather we were able to take full advantage of this. We would happily recommend Birgit's apartment, which is in a great location very central to everything, to friends and family. A few minutes from the beach, the square, and also one of our favourite restaurants Casa Da Fonte only a two minute walk. Thank you Birgit and Helena. Hope to see you again soon.

Jacqueline & Garry

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jacqueline and Garry. Thank you so much for your very nice review. We are so pleased that you was satisfied with everything. You will be so welcome in Casakarla apartments again. All the best Birgit and Karl
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Nearest Airport
34 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Albufiera, med direkte tog til Lissabon
Nearest Beach
0.1 Kilometres
3 minutters gang fra lejligheden
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 15.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.