|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
CALENDAR & REVIEWS MAINTAINED AT OUR PERSONAL WEBSITE. Car hire not necessary (most amenities walking range). Vilamoura; Large, privately owned beach holiday apartment with shared landscaped gardens, main pool and children’s pool. Set in secure, peaceful and closed condominium. Personal Parking Space. Sunny south-facing balcony. 2 huge sandy beaches nearly at your door step (with gentle slope to sea). Marina 10 minute walk. Restaurants, Markets, Kids club, mini golf, café and amusements 1 minute walk. 6 golf courses and Golf Academy nearby .Close to Faro airport. Dolphin, whale watching, water parks, all water sports and other activities available locally. Located in the sweet spot adjacent to both Vilamoura and Quarteira with a Local UK speaking guide to meet you and greet you as well as advising you as to where all the best food, night life etc are. See our homes web site. This is the most centrally located spot in the Vilamoura & Quarteira combo area. From our home we can walk to everything. Our luxurious apartment complex wonderfully situated right next to the cosmopolitan resort of Vilamoura within a 2 or 3 minute walk to the Marina Beach. Our apartment is a great choice for families, couples or golfers as we are located in a very peaceful neighborhood near several prestigious golf courses including the Millennium golf course.
The emphasis is on light, space and quality both inside and out, with a wonderfully appointed veranda which overlooks the main feature – a private pool and recreation area and the sea.
Golfers can enjoy the nearby greens and clubhouse facilities, while partners and families can relax at the complex or explore Vilamoura, which is a 5 minute level walk from our home or the Marina at 10 minutes walk. The restaurants and designer shops around the marina invite you to browse and the beach offers safe bathing. Nightlife is nearby, including the Vilamoura casino, if you fancy a little adventure!
On our other side.: Adjacent on our other side, the sleepy town of Quarteira awaits you with its fabulous Promenade (a must during the late evening), Beaches, Live Outdoor Music Concerts, Restaurants, and shopping.
A lot of people that come to the Vilamoura area miss out on the wonderful experience of Quarteira. Its beaches are stunning and there are hidden little boutique shops in the interior streets.
The seaside restaurants and bars are all very quaint but the best food is hidden away in the small streets away from the beach.
The promenade with is picturesque palm trees and shops is a Mecca for entertainers especially at night when large crowds gather so see performers and to sip a cool drink at one of the many spots.
During peak season on weekend nights there are outdoor live music concerts and dancing and carrying-on at the far end of the promenade to all hours of the night.
Activities in the vicinity: Beach with lifeguard, Mountain Biking / Cycling, Sea / ocean, Equitation, Golf, Leisure park, Water sports, Amusement park, Sailing, Casino, Deep sea fishing, Cinema, Boat Trips, Night club, Tennis, Museum.
Amongst the many attractions and facilities there are five different Golf Courses, a large Marina, a Lawn Bowling Club, a Tennis Centre, a Sports Club, a Shooting Club, 5 Star and 4 Star Hotels, Night Clubs, an International Casino, a Cinema, a private Airstrip and an excellent Riding School. Within the centre of Vilamoura there is a preserved Roman Site and Museum of Cerro da Vila providing an interesting glimpse into the past of this interesting area.
We are a family of Europeans living in the US. We love our Vilamoura home. It’s wonderful, and we wish we could be there more often.
Paul purchased this condo in 2007
We wanted to be able to walk to the beach, but we didn’t want to be right on the marina with all the noise and the very expensive restaurants and no amenities such a food market nearby. Our place is ideal. We are right on the edge of Vilamoura, right on the Marina beach but we can also walk to Quarteira where the food is better and the prices much lower.
Everything is within walking distance, most things just a few feet away.
Walk to the marina beach 350 meters.
Within 2 blocks (6 buildings) 4 restaurants, 2 super markets, pharmacy, bank, several coffee shops, sports bar, appliance store, butcher, bank machine, newspaper and magazine shop. Walking time 1 minute or less.
Within 3 minutes walk, huge fish, meat, and fresh fruit market, countless restaurants, shops, banks etc.
Within 5 minutes walk, Vilamoura Casino,
Within 10 minutes walk Marina down by the boats and everything else.
There is cleaning service and a local person who speaks UK English to give you guidance on golf packages, restaurants, attractions etc.
There are towels in the apartment that you may use in the apartment or at the pool etc.
Full beach gear, including kids toys, balls, towels, beach bags, beach lounges, umbrellas and all things beach.
Everything for kids Games for teens on the PC also.
Central AC (not every PT apartment has that)
Two full bathrooms.
Private Personal Parking (again not every PT apartment has it)
Cable TV with English channels.
A fully loaded PC with all the common software. (most apartments don't have this)
Ultra High speed Internet connection 24-7. Plus Personal WIFI (almost no apartments have this)
Fully loaded kitchen all new dishes pots etc and with all the needed appliances.
Between Quarteira and Vilamoura it is a short walk from beautiful sandy beaches, a fantastic fish market, veg market, butcher, local shops and bars. The apartment benefits from 2 double bedrooms, one with ensuite, a large family bathroom, kitchen lounge and a large balcony with brick built BBQ. Outside there is plenty of parking and on the shared garden there are 2 pools
Paul has made provision for guests to 'move straight in'. You feel at home as soon as you arrive.
We had a great holiday using the apartment as a base to tour the Algarve, Serra Monchique and Southern Portugal. Great people, food and scenery. Very relaxing.
We stayed at this condo for 3 months over the winter months. Besides vacationing in the Algarve, it was our purpose to tour all of Portugal and focus on photograpy. This condo was our home base.
The condo was spacious and tastefully decorated with all the necessary appliances. Lots of movie channels and the wifi was excellent. The deck was roomy which made it easily to enjoy outdoor meals. Paul, the owner, has done an excellent job providing a wealth of accurate information pertaining to the area. His local assistant, Sarah, was prompt in responses and helpful. The cleaning lady, who did a condo refresh on a monthly basis, did great work.
Some of our highlights of the area were: the promenade along the beach in Quarteira, with to die for sunsets and Marina beach (just on the other side of the Marina) which was our go to place for coffee in the mornings. This beach could rival those beaches on the western coast of Florida. On a secondary note, we felt safe in this area and having a grocery store right across the street was very convenient.
From a touring perspective, our condo was perfectly located. There are a number of cities and towns along the Algave which were within easy reach and pleasing to the eye ie: Sagres, Monchique, Silves, Tavira ( my favourite ) and Carvoeiro. A little under a 3 hour bus ride will get you to Seville, Spain, the nicest city I have ever visited. Heading north, the IC1 was a handy and easy driving non toll highway. It was our starting route to such destinations as Evora, Lisbon, Fatima and Porto. All beautiful places to visit. One gem of a spot, is just SE of Porto near Viseu. The hotel is called Povoa Dao. Located in a 14th century vineyard setting, this place was special. It's hard to find but they will send a rescue party to fetch you, if required.
Portugal is special....Enjoy...
The apartment and location was just as described and we spent a wonderful two weeks relaxing and exploring Vilamoura & Quarteira . Both centres are within easy walking distance of the apartment and provide plenty of good entertainment in the evenings walking along the promenade and around the marina. Restaurants were plentiful and surprisingly affordable. We visited Zoomarine, went on a boat trip to the caves, played crazy gold and even took a bus to Faro for an afternoon.
We particularly enjoyed relaxing around, and in, the pool with late lunches taken on the balcony during the hottest part of the day. The sea and pool view makes a wonderful setting to read or play cards as a family. We chose not to hire a car but instead were picked up and returned to the airport by taxis arranged by Sarah which made everything less stressful. Unless you want to play golf or explore wider afield a car really isn't necessary.
A great family holiday which we all really enjoyed.
The apartment was a great place to stay with endless beautiful beaches just a couple of minutes walk, and shopping, restaurants, and markets all within a few minutes walk.
The apartment itself is bright, clean, spacious, and equipped with plenty of dishes, utensils, and kitchen appliances. It also has cable TV in the bedrooms and the living room. There is a washing machine, air conditioning/heating units, an outdoor bbq on the patio, a playpen/crib for little kids, and beach toys and bags.
The location and the comfort and amenities of the apartment make it the perfect spot to stay in the Algarve. It is minutes walk from Quarteira, a town with Portuguese restaurants, shops, cafés, and markets, and minutes walk from Vilamoura, a more touristy area with a gorgeous marina and shops. It is also a short drive from the cute market town of Loulé, and the Algarve capital, Faro, and many other sights. We would highly recommend this place to anyone wanting a mix of a relaxing beach vacation and Portuguese culture.
As the person (mother) who booked the rental I would also like to add my comments:
The owner, Paul was a pleasure to deal with. He is highly organized, efficient, and helpful. Every e-mail was promptly answered and his information was thorough. According to my daughter everything was perfect, and even better than advertised.
We were very pleased with the location and quality of your condo in Portugal......everything was as described in your information. We did several side tours by bus and car and also spent a few days in Spain.
The condo was clean (thanks to Ana for keeping it that way) and efficient and also felt very safe with the security and the location in the neighbourhood. We found all the shortcuts to the marina and the casino in no time at all. The beaches and flowers were beautiful and the area was definitely designed to ensure you had great places to walk.
Of course we also tried to help out the Portuguese economy by eating out at least twice a day......but even with that, we only touched the surface of the numerous restaurants in the area. There were a couple that we couldn't help but go more than once as they were so good.
Interesting and friendly people, beautiful scenery .....Portugal was a treat. We would however, probably come back when it was full season as many of the restaurants were empty night after night.
See our private web site for a lot more.
Main + Kids Pools, immaculate gardens, 2 car spaces (one secure underground) 2 huge/sandy beaches (with gentle slope to sea) nearby. Kids club, mini golf, cafe, amusements 1 min walk. Marina Beach 2 minutes level walk. Two beaches/town 2 to 5 min walk. Marina 10 minute walk. Car hire not necessary (most amenities walking range), sunny south-facing balcony, first floor, secure, peaceful, private closed condominium close to Faro airport. Supermarket, bank/cash machine, cafes, restaurants all 2 minutes or less level walk, landscaped gardens, palm trees, colorful flowers, fully enclosed private+safe, dolphin/whale watching, water parks, all water sports, loads activities locally. Located in quality quiet private area, 3 to 5 minutes to golf.
Other Activities: Night life, Golden Slumbers, Romance
Golf: golf info:
If you are a low handicap group, play the Victoria. My favorite is The Old Course. The Millennium has five of the most attractive tree lined holes in Portugal. Vila Sol is OK but a bit featureless. Pinhal is delightful but tight. Laguna has lots of water. To the east you have Val do Lobo Ocean (terrific) and Royal (the famous par 3 into the wind along the cliff over ravines). Quinta do Lago North (Rio Formosa) is cheaper but inferior to Quinta South (Fantastic). Pinheiros Altos is wet and very pretty. I've never managed to get on San Lorenzo.
All the courses are expensive - just hunt around for the best deals. Happy Golf.
Everyone of these golf courses is nearby.
the Pinhal course is withing walking distance.
See the apartments web site for a map of the area.
|Refundable damage deposit||$320|
Personal UK English speaking property manager on call for any needs such as restaurant recommendations, emergency and any other needs to help you make the most of your holiday