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Shell's Appartment at the Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 505 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

This apartment is located just 200 meters from the beach of Vale de Centianes and 100 meters from the cliff. Very quiet place and close to everything. The 50 meters there are coffee shops, restaurants and supermarkets. The nearest village 'Carvoeiro' where there is plenty of entertainment with live music and bars, karaoke clubs etc..

To visit: The Castle of Silves, Praia da Rocha evening, Portimão, Sagres, Carvoeiro evening where there is also plenty of entertainment, from Vilamoura Marina, Lagos etc. In Portimão can enjoy along the river, a meal of fresh grilled fish or seafood accompanied by fine local wine. If you have children, it is advisable to theme park (Slide and Splash) in the Lagoon which is about 6 kilometers away. Have fun.

un endroit très calme pour ceux qui aime se détendre avec sa plage à seulement 200 mètres de la appartement, café, restaurants, salle de jeux, supermarché tout cela à seulement 100 mètres de l'appartement. Puis vous avez les falaises où vous pouvez marcher à travers les clifs regardant l'océan.

le village le plus proche est à seulement 1800 mètres, où vous trouverez tous comme: restaurants, pubs, boutiques de café, de la musique vivante, pizzeria, getaterie, etc

À seulement 7 kilomètres, vous avez le Slide & Splash parc aquatique où vous allez vous amuser toute la journée et d'autres merveilleux endroits à découvrir.

More Details

Property Manager
Armindo Ribeiro
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018

About Armindo Ribeiro

My name is Ribeiro, 61 years old and a retired police wife Gloria she's 51 years old and she is a dentist assistant.

this property is my family's small business and an appraisal is very important to us! If you enjoyed your stay, would you mind leaving us a comment about the things that you liked about our property? Also, if something did not go very well or if you have suggestions on how we can improve, could you send us a message here telling us? We are open to your feedback and we always try to improve.

Armindo Ribeiro purchased this apartment in 1988

Why Armindo Ribeiro chose Vale de Centianes

Property Description:

Very nicely presented 2 bedroom property with exceptionally large BBQ/patio area. Easy walk to beach with restaurants, bars, golf courses all within a few minutes walk. The property has undergone recent renovation to make the property feel like new. Very very low ownership cost a great lock and leave property with excellent rental prospects. Location: Vale De Centeanes, central Algarve

What makes this apartment unique

Algar Seco - Carvoeiro and footbridge

A privileged place

Enjoy a scenery of almost jungle beauty, one of the best on the Algarve coast and perhaps the whole of the Mediterranean.

Erosion has created all those graceful forms of limestone rocks, to which, at the bottom, sometimes agitated marine waters have contributed to enhance the picture. It is well worth going down the steps and enjoy, close to the sound of the waves, those places of wonder, where nature did almost everything and the man did little to destroy.

The site of the Algar Seco is a true ex-libris of this parish, by the harmonious set of its rocks that form authentic balconies and natural windows on the sea. Monte Carvoeiro, on the other side, represents the highest and most luxurious coastal area of ​​the town of Carvoeiro.

Walking along the sea is one of the most beautiful walks that can be advised to those who visit Carvoeiro discovering not only the beauty of the beaches but also appreciating the testimonies that history has left in its architectural heritage, a portal of the old fortress, a work that was built in the year of 1670 and the Chapel of Our Lady of the Incarnation, a chapel overlooking the sea and supposed to be built prior to the construction of the fortress with the same name.

It has as main ex-libbris its beach, Praia de Carvoeiro, and as an international tourist attraction the Monte Carvoeiro area.

A wooden walkway, with rest areas, 570 meters long, connects Algar Seco and the Fort of Nossa Senhora da Encarnação, in Praia do Carvoeiro (Lagoa).


Vale de Centianes Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 505 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 2 bed rooms with a double bed and a baby bed too.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
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Shell's Appartment at the Beach
average rating of 4.3 based on 10 reviews

A small but nice and lovely and quiet appartment, 5 min. walking from the sea or the beach.

  • 5 of 5

This lovely appartment is compact but very well equiped and maintained. There is a also washing machine. The shower is small, but is working very well. The appartment was well cleaned. There are enough blankets, towels and so for 4 persons.

Although it's upto 4 persons, it's a little bit small for 4 persons. But if you live more outside, than you have plenty of room!

There is a veranda, but you can also sit in the plain air if you want. We liked it very much.

There is a great outside bbq.

You walk to the beach in 5 min.across the stairs beside a hotel. When you walk 3 min. to the left of this street, you can oversee the beautiful coast and sunset!! We did it often, beautiful!

You can park your car very close to the appartment, there is enough space for parking. At het parking place you can also put your waiste or rubbish.

The owner is a nice man, he reacts as soon as possible if there is a problem, and he solves it very soon!!

Lesser point: we had to clean the appartment by ourselves during our stay. So we had to buy toilet cleaner, other cleaner. And we have to leave it there, because we could not take it by plane. The cleaning itself cost the time you want it to cost.

We have enjoyed our stay in the appartment near the beach.It gave us much freedom, it was quiet and nor remarkable sounds from other renters.

In Lagoa there are several supermarkets, ca .8 min drive is an Intermarché, an Apolonia supermarket, an Aldi. 200 m across the street there is a Pingo Doce.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Dear Marjolein Ten Cate, Thank you for such nice words about my apartment. concerning the toilet paper and other cleaning products we normally leave such a kind of products in the apartment and maybe it was fault of Mme Eugénia, because she is the responsible for the apartment when I am not there, so I will provide for future clients cleaning products for a nice stay of my guests. Thank you and I hope to receive you again in the near future.
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fantastic apartment

  • 5 of 5

We have just come back from staying in this amazing apartment. It was everything we wanted. It was spotlessly clean and the kitchen was better equipped than mine! They were plenty of towels, tea towels etc and lots of different cleaning products. We met Armindo and Gloria when we arrived and they showed us around and explained everything we needed to know. Armindo very kindly helped us up the steps with our luggage. They even left us some bottles of Sagres beer which unfortunately we did not drink as we were drinking wine, but I regret not trying it now!

We had breakfast outside on the table nearly every morning, and enjoyed sitting in the sun on the terrace. I can think of nothing that was wrong with the apartment. It was perfect and I hope we will return one day

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi! Thank you so much for your review to my apartment it is really nice to hear such nice words about my apartment and me and my wife . We try allways giving confort to our guests and we help them when they need . Once more THANK YOU. Armindo anda Glória
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  • 5 of 5

Apartamento muito próximo da praia, confortável e muito bem equipado.

Foi uma semana muito bem passada, queremos voltar! :)

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muito obrigado por ter gostado da estadia no meu apartamento sito em Vale de Centianes, espero um dia recebê-lo de novo. Muito obrigado e até à próxima Com os meus cumprimentos, Armindo Ribeiro
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Small but very nice!

  • 5 of 5

Small but very nice apartment a short walk from the beach! Had some trouble to find the place as the location on the website map is incorrect. A bit small with two small children but we managed just fine as the outside area is very nice and spacious.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind appreciation to my appartment, it is very important for me and also for future clients. I hope to rent you my apartment again in the future. THANK YOU Armindo Ribeiro
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what a bargain!

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I have just spent two weeks at Shells Appartment and loved every minute.

At this bargain price Shells Appartment obviously isn't going to be 5 star luxury, but at a quarter of the price of the more exclusive rentals nearby, it still has a lot to offer.

First the bad. Shells Appartment is charming but the decor is a bit dated (see photos). There are a couple of minor issues, the shower is very small, although there is an outdoor shower. The bed is quite basic but I slept fine and the only access to the apartment is via two flights of steps, so no disabled access. The apartment is not huge but the two of us found it more than adequate.

Now the positives. LOCATION! Wow, step out of the front door and there's views across the sea and the coast. Walk 50 yards and you're on the cliffs, with truly stunning views, cliffside walks to explore to the east and picnic benches, perfect to watch the incredible sunsets. There is a small, but idyllic beach a few minutes walk from the apartment, with a small restaurant, although I suspect it might get quite busy during high season.

Carvoeiro is a 15 minute walk but there are plenty of taxis in the town.

Less than 100 yards away there is a small grocery store and a couple of bars and restaurants. There are several more restaurants within a few hundred yards.

The apartment itself is surprisingly well equipped. There are loads of towels and tea towels, the kitchen is full of cutlery and utensils. There the apartment has an indication hob (which my partner is still raving about). There really is everything you need, except a kettle (the Portuguese don't drink tea).

Shells apartment has its own outdoor area, including a its own barbeque area, a sheltered area with large table and benches, with a metre high wall and locking gate. The rest of the terrace receives the sun almost all day, it is, however, adjacent to another apartment, so not completely private.

The owner, Armindo, ask for a 50% deposit, paid into his personal bank account. This seemed a bit unorthodox to us, so I rang Armindo and we were reassured.Armindo is a really nice guy (and an ex policeman).

So if you're looking for a clean, well equipped apartment, in a great location close to amenities at a great price, I highly recommend this apartment. I wouldn't hesitate to return to Shells Apartment, and Carvoeiro (and probably will!).

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mr. Neil for your great appreciation about my apartment in Algarve. I am really very happy to receive such appreciation, it means you liked the appartment and it's surroundings. I do hope you come again one day. Once again THANK YOU SO MUCH.
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charmant appartement

  • 4 of 5

Accueil sympathique, appartement très mignon mais petit, style maison de pécheur, très dépaysant, il y a tout le confort souhaité, mais attention beaucoup de voisinage on a plus l'impression d'être en camping , toutefois excellent séjour belle plage à 200 mètres. Une douche extérieur permet de se rincer en rentrant de la plage et chaque locataire possède un barbecue, détails très appréciables.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chér Client, Merci beaucoup pour le votre appréciation et je ne comprends pas pourquoi vous dites qu'il y a beaucoup de voisinage! Mon appartement est situé dans un lieu sans voisinage sauf l'appartement à coté que c'est à moi aussi et bien sur que je le loue et peut être qu'il avait des clients quand vous étiez lá, à part de ça c'est un lieu tranquille. Cordialement, Armindo Ribeiro
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Praia da Marinha
Praia de marinha portugal
Zoomarine Algarve
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Faro Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
100 meters
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
500 Metres
500 meters
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
100 meters
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
200 meters
Car: recommended

a quiet place for those who like to relax with a beach just 200 meters from the apartment, cafe, restaurant, games room, supermarket all just 100 meters from the apartment. Then you have the cliffs where you can walk through the cliffs watching the ocean.

The nearest village is only 1800 meters, where you will find as restaurants, pubs, coffee shops, live music, pizzeria, ice cream shops etc.

Just 7 km, you have the Slide & Spalsh water park where you play all day and other wonderful places to discover.

un endroit très calme pour ceux qui aime se détendre avec sa plage à seulement 200 mètres de la appartement, café, restaurants, salle de jeux, supermarché tout cela à seulement 100 mètres de l'appartement. Puis vous avez les falaises où vous pouvez marcher à travers les clifs regardant l'océan.

le village le plus proche est à seulement 1800 mètres, où vous trouverez tous comme: restaurants, pubs, boutiques de café, de la musique vivante, pizzarie, getaterie, etc

À seulement 7 kilomètres, vous avez le Slide & Spalsh parc aquatique où vous amuser toute la journée et d'autres merveilleux endroits à découvrir.

Apartamento T1 totalmente renovado, com um quarto com cama de casal, uma sala com sofá cama para casal, mais um sofá single, cozinha toda equipada com placa vitroceramica, frigorifico, microondas, termo-acumulador, e todos os utensilios necessarios para uma cozinha eficaz.

No exterior tem um grande terraço dividido em dois, uma parte coberta para refeiçoes e lazer e outra descoberta para relaxar ao sol com chuveiro exterior, barbecue etc.

O apartamento encontra-se numa zona muito calma mas perto de tudo, a cerca de 100 metros de falesias e cerca de 200 metros da praia de Vale de Centianes.

a cerca de 100 metros tem restaurantes, cafés, pizaria, supermercados e zonas com wi-fi gratuito.( apartamento já possui (wi-fi)

A vila mais próxima Carvoeiro a cerca de 1500 metros onde ai se pode divertir com diversos restaurantes, bares com karaoke, discotecas e musica ao ar livre nos meses de verão.

A cerca de 5 quilometros (Lagoa) encontra-se o parque temático Slide&Splash com inumeros divertimentos aquaticos e não só.

As praias mais proximas:

vale de Centianes-200 metros, Carvoeiro 1,5 km, Marinha 3 km, Benegilde 4 km e muitas outras a visitar.




Manager'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.

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