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.