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2 Bed apartment in quiet area, close to Golf, Beach, Marina, Restaurants, etc

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,033 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Self catering Apartment 5 minutes from the Beach, and Marina by car.

Agave is a family orientated privately owned apartment in an established quiet area, with amenities very close by. Suitable for families, couples, and older groups of sports people. It consists of 2 bedrooms, bathroom and shower room. There is a fully fitted and well equipped kitchen, with washing machine, as well as a luxuriously appointed lounge leading onto the balcony which overlooks the pool. The condominium consists of 5 apartments, and is situated in an established area only a 2 minute walk from a park with childrens area, bistro, bar, restaurants, (good low cost food helpful friendly staff, and lively at the weekend), souvenir shop, who also can arrange ecursions and currency exchange. The property is surrounded by golf courses, some within easy walking distance, nearest one is an easy 10 minutes away. The beach is a 20/30 minute walk away, as is the Marina, along a beautiful palm fringed walkway set with exercise equipment every few metres for those inclined to try and work off a few pounds from the wonderful local food. The apartment has many personal touches as it it used on a regular basis by the owners, including resident guard seagulls, Tom, Dick and Harry, plus Bert the latest arrival. There is a new arrival for 2015 Rocky the cockeral a traditional, well known Portuguese Symbol, to replace a previous smaller cockerel, sadly stolen by a guest.

Please be advised that if you are a group of young people, we can not accept groups aged under 23,. Due to previous problems with this type of group, we are unable to accept bookings, without safeguards. We will require names and addresses and contact numbers of all members of any young group, and will hold the group leader as personally responsible for any damage or disruption and reserve the right to eject any group for any reason that we consider inappropriate, without notice. We are sure you will understand our policy.

If your group does not fall into this category, then you are very welcome to our house as we are in a quiet residential area, which is suitable for families, couples and older groups, who enjoy relaxation and quiet as part of their holiday.

General: The apartment is fitted with air-conditioning plus heaters for the out of season evenings.(available for a small extra charge) and is suitable for up to 6 adults.

The shared gardens are laid to lawn around the building and pool, there are 2 loungers supplied in the apartment, as well as foam beach mats. The balcony has a shaded drying area, as well as a seating area with 6 chairs, table and umbrella. The pool is approximately 30' long, and is maintained by the condominium owner.

The beach is a 20/30 minute walk, through a nature reserve, to Falesia beach, which is a quiet stretch of golden sand, with a cafe and restaurant, there are a considerable number of covered parking spaces. The town of Vilamoura offers a range of activities from golf to deep sea fishing, as well as some exclusive shopping, and huge range of restaurants. The local nature reserve has a fantastic range of birdlife including several rare varieties.

Golf: The apartment is surrounded by 3 golf courses;- Laguna, Old Course, and Pinhal, all within walking distance or with a 10 minute drive another 3;- Millennium, Vila Sol, and the Golf Academy which includes a driving range. In the adjoining complex there is a golf booking agency Tee-Times, run by a UK ex-pat, who can give invaluable advice about the facilities available, and offers good rates for golfers via the agency.

Local Information: The local airport is Faro, which is well served by budget and scheduled airlines from all over the UK. The airport is a 20 minute drive away, although there are the options of taxi, bus, or car hire at the airport. Car hire is not considered essential as the local services are so close, however one will be required to go on excursions, or alternatively by coach from the local tour company based in the adjacent complex.

Cabo Vincente, the most westerly point of Portugal is 90 kilometres away by road. 300 kilometers by toll motorway to Lisbon. Spain is only 75 Kilometres away. The nearest towns are Quateria, and Albufeira, which both offer beaches, bars, and nightime entertainment if required.

The Algarve is many things to different people from a bucket and spade beach holiday, to a fishing and watersports holiday based at Vilamoura Marina, with golf, walking, cycling, or visiting historical sites. There really is something to suit all tastes.

More Details

Paul R Butler
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Paul R Butler

I am a lighting designer, working primarily in retail, designing and supplying christmas lighting etc

Paul R Butler purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Paul R Butler chose Loule region

We looked at many apartments when we decided to buy, this had local amenities very very close by, including 2 excellent portugeuse Restaurants and two bars. the walk to the beach is lovely, however the little train passes a few meters from the end of our road, so getting into town is easy, we usually stroll down to the Marina, and get a taxi back.. We love Vilamoura, and are constantly finding out new things about it, and new things to do.

What makes this apartment unique

The balcony is a wonderful place to watch the world go slowly by, and is a great place to chill out. The pool is small, but there are only 5/6 apartments in Edificio Baltarik, so usually its like having a private pool, only overlooked by the apartments, so great for children. The area is very quiet, and well established, but just a few metres away is the lovely restauant Chez Carlos, and we have equipped the apartment comprehensively as both my wife and I are keen cooks.


Vilamoura Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1033 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Shower room has shower, and toilet, mirror, towel rail, and shaver point. Bathroom has the foregoing plus vanity unit, scales and bath. Towels, hand towels and flannels are included, and are changed twice a week. The linen is changed weekly but can be changed more often if required for a small extra charge.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom 1 has a wrought iron double bedstead, with 4 walk-in cupboards, including 4 drawer chest of drawers and large amount of additional storage, mirror, and combination safe. Bedroom 2 with 2 wide single beds, walk-in wardrobe, loads of hanging space, large 3 draw chest of drawers, mirror, and combination safe. Both fitted with smoke detectors for client safety.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • 2 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Comprehensively equipped kitchen has electric oven, gas hob, combination grill/oven microwave, pyrex cookware dishes, 4 slice toaster, catering style flat plate sandwich toaster, compression orange juice squeezer, kettle, Cafetiere, Filter Coffee maker, Cutting Boards, fridge freezer, plus knife set, barbeque tools, and selection of pans. We have recently added a washing machine, and supply washing tablets. There is an iron, and ironing board, with ionised water supplied. Hall, is supplied with a mini drawer unit where Tom, Dick, and Harry stand guard. There are maps and guide books as well as a selection of vouchers and special offers from the local restaurants


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

2 Bed apartment in quiet area, close to Golf, Beach, Marina, Restaurants, etc
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The Property Was Amazing It Had everything you could ask for its a very quiet area ,very clean , would recommend to anyone and will be visiting again shortly ,carlos was very helpful owners should be proud

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you had a great time, we try so hard to think of everything, Agave is more than an investment it's also our holiday home! We make everything to the way we like it ourselves, Paul and Ginny
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Excellent apartment

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time here. Nice apartment about a twenty minute walk through a nice park to the marina.

Carlos was very helpful and arrange transfers which were cheaper than a taxi, Paul the owner was very efficient with the booking etc.

We will be back and thanks again to Paul and Carlos, all the best

Steve and family

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve was a late booking, but our agent sorted everything for him, so pleased that his family all had a great time, we are already taking enquiries for next year, so would love to have you back soon, maybe for a longer stay? Paul & Carlos
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment found online was an absolute gem of a discovery! I have rented apartments privately many times and they are always good, but this was by far my favourite. It is very well equipped with everything you could possibly need during a family holiday, and is located in a lovely area with shops and restaurants on its doorstep. We stayed there for 10 days with our three daughters (11,10 and 7) and had the most wonderful, relaxing holiday. The pool is beautiful and for the most part the girls had the pool to themselves and when we weren't in there with them - we were able to sit at the balcony and watch over them. There is an impressive array of DVD's to watch if required and the settee was extremely comfortable. The balcony was really lovely as it was shaded whilst still having a lovely view of the pool and surrounding area and was the perfect spot for me to enjoy a tranquil cup of tea first thing whilst waiting for the rest of the family to wake - heaven! Sleep was not an issue as the apartment was cool (despite the heat outside) and the beds were very, very comfortable.

The location of the apartment was a 20-30 minute walk away from the Marina but we got into the habit of doing this each evening as the girls enjoyed the Marina - and all the different restaurants. The walk is really pleasant as it's through a scenic park area and perfectly safe. We went to the beach once during our visit - which was a bit more of a walk (train available) and although it was lovely we didn't return as the apartment and pool was just so much more fun and relaxing.

We ate at Chez Carlos (across the road from the apartment) one evening and this was really well priced food and some of the best quality and service of anywhere else we ate. In the Marina it is a lot pricier (especially with 3 children) but we were able to find some decent value places - and everywhere we ate was good quality food.

I normally don't like to return to the same places on holiday but I would go back to this apartment without any hesitation. I was given first class service from the owner and the agent and the drivers who brought us to and from the apartment -and the entire process was so friendly and professional. Portugal itself is beautiful and the people are all extremely friendly and polite and very helpful. We had an amazing holiday and I'm so pleased I rented this particular apartment.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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nice apartment with a lovely owner

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is very well equipped. All you need is there!

The communication with Paul (owner) was just perfect. He was replying very fast and helpful in every way. Everything went without any problems, also the payment.

On top of that he organised by order of my boyfriend a welcome package for me since it was valentines.

The manager of this apartment is really nie s well, i think he was called Carlos. He was available 24h. Especially when we locked us out of the door he was there in a few minutes to help us!

All in all we are really happy with our vacation in this apartment and we thank Paul for the super holidays and everything else he has done for us!!

we will be back :)

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a 10 day break at Agave with my husband and 2 teenagers. The apartment was perfect for a nice relaxing holiday. Even though we were on holiday there July/ August the apartments were quiet and we had the pool to ourselves most of the time which was a nice bonus. The property is very well equipped although we tended just to have breakfast there. The beds are comfortable and the sofa in the lounge is great for a wee siesta!! There is lots of info about places to eat, excursions and trips you can take from the Marina. There are a couple of restaurants and a bar opposite the apartment but we usually walked to the Marina at night and found a greet square behind the Marina with lots of restaurants offering fantastic food at better value than on the Marina itself. It was a 20 minute stroll down to the centre along the fitness path which was all flat. We did use Parky's bar in the evenings on the way home for a night cap and they also have free wifi so the girls could get their fix of Facebook and twitter! Just be prepared if you go back to apartment at 11ish, you might get a soaking from the garden sprinklers! This is a superbly well equipped, clean bright apartment and would suit young or old and I hope I get the chance to go back soon. Thank you Paul.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great holidays and relaxing times

  • 5 of 5

We have used the apartment 3 times, varying from a week to 2 weeks in duration. All the holidays have ben very relaxing ,standard of cleanliness and comfort are excellent and it is very rare for anyone else to be in the small block of partments so on most occasions we have been the only people there which makes for a fabulous break. Even when there have been people downstairs there is no noise and rarely do they use the pool so you can use it yourself and be in private. the owner provides completely accessible contact detaisl for himself and the managing agent and, although we did not have to contact them, it is comforting to have the details to hand.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that you enjoyed all the things we looked for when we first bought the apartment, fortunately we don't often get contacted during clients holidays, only afterwards when they let us know what a wonderful holiday they had. Vilamoura is lovely in spring, and the weather is warm enough for a spot of sunbathing on the balcony, oh and a quick dip in the pool. We look forward to you staying with us again!
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
200 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
250 Metres
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Kilometres
IPI A22 Boliqueime/Vilamoura
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Chez Carlos
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Vilamoura is the name given to an area rather than to any actual town. It is one of the largest single tourist complexes in Europe and covers some 2.000 hectares of land. The apartment area is near to Falesia Beach, and Nature reserve, as well as the Marina, making it ideal for both sunbathing and bird spotting. Close to the towns of Faro, Albufeira, Loule, and Quarteria, Vilamoura is bursting with sporting and leisure facilities (Tennis, bowling, waterskiing, scuba diving, golf, horse riding) for the whole family. It is a place for rest and relaxation but also for pursuing active pastimes and sports; with its huge marina and watersports facilities, a friendly and safe residential haven, but also a vibrant and exciting night-life centre, with a host of attractive waterside restaurants around the Marina, and in the town. Apartment Agave is a serviced apartment, in an established location close to the homes of the resident population, It is Portuguese, but also truly cosmopolitan

Other Activities: Bird watching

Golf: Some of the best golf courses in the Algarve are in and around Vilamoura, its a Golfers paradise, with a range, and 5 golf courses within a few minutes drive of the apartment (or for the more sporting, a short walk to 3 of them) Pinhal, Millennium, Victoria, Old Course, and Laguna, with a bit further away Vila Sol. There are numerous golf agencies who can arrange low cost course fees, and there are various shuttle buses and taxis to take clients to the course if walking and driving are not an option


Rates & Availability

Vilamoura Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Spring
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 17 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $129.36

Deposit: We require a 30% non-refundable booking deposit, at the time of booking. We also charge a refundable deposit of £100.00/week towards any breakages/damages, which will be charged at replacement/repair cost, payable with 70% rental balance 6 prior to occupation. Refund will be made on completion of satisfaction report by our site agent, and return of the apartment key.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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