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Historic Lively Old Town & Great Beach Location! Walk Everywhere!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bed apt, mins Walk to Beach, Old Town, Restaurants

Two bedroom apartment available for rent in a small block of 4 apartments. Near: Beautiful beaches, an abundance of restaurants, cafes, bars, shops, market stalls and the lively night life entertainment around the old town square and Fisherman's Beach make old town Albufeira an all-year destination... and, all this is a 3-5 minute walk from our front door! Two beaches, the popular Fisherman's Beach and the famous Peneco town beach seen in every photograph of Albufeira, are at the end of our street where from a viewing platform you are presented with breathtaking views and photo opportunities.

These spacious, apartments built in 2002 are on (above) the beach in a picturesque, car-free, residential side street lined with quaint fisherman's cottages - many still lived in by local people. This historic area of old town Albufeira runs along the cliff tops overlooking the beaches. A 3-5 minute walk down a gentle slope, steps or lift will take you right on to the beach or lead you in to the heart of the old town where at night the streets come to life with outdoor entertainers and where a variety of free live music is on offer from many eating and drinking establishments. And, when you have had enough you can walk home in minutes to rest and sleep in a peaceful area and quiet apartment. Enjoy Albufeira and Walk Everywhere from this 2 bedroom Apartment!

Old Albufeira is a collection of characterful, streets that run off the old coast road and are very close to the beaches. If you want to be 'in' the old town then check the map.


The apartment was built in 2002 and offers modern living facilities - spacious rooms, comfortable temperature in summer and winter, reliable utility services, entry phone and private parking in a secure underground garage. The front door to the building serves four apartments so the common area is private and pleasantly quiet. Well equipped with home comforts and located in a safe neighbourhood inhabited by local Portuguese these apartments are ideal for year round rental.

WIFI is available in APT1 and WiFi is freely available in most hotels, bars and restaurants. The Hotel Sol e Mar and Tres Coroas Restaurant (Three Crowns) are at the end of our street and they offer free Wi-Fi and sea views. We enjoy sipping cocktails in the large retro lounge of the Hotel Sol e Mar or sitting on their balcony overlooking the sea while we catch up with friends and family via the internet.

Two recommended local POOLs (one 12-15 min pleasant walk or 3-4 min drive from Apts) with good facilities e.g. snack bar, toilets, loungers, sea view etc. Ask for details.

Anything I have missed? Any concerns? Don't go away! Call or email me first... I may be able to help!

More Details

Tracy Evans
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Tracy Evans

I visited and fell in love with Albufeira in 1979 when it was a typical fishing village and have been back almost every year. My 4 adult children (2 boys and 2 girls) spent many happy holidays in the Algarve. They are now 29, 25, 23 and 19. I can tell you what to do in and around Albufeira no matter what age you and/or your family and friends are - we have done it all!

AND, if you are looking for a central London holiday home then I rent a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom house that sleeps 8 people in beds. It is based in the Edgware Road area of Westminster, Zone 1. Prices start at GBP350 per night. See property p6958123.

Why Tracy Evans chose Old Town

Location! Located in a residential side street in historic part of old town Albufeira yet a few minutes walk from the beaches and lively town means we can go out as a family or as individuals.

Comfort! Generous sized apartment (100sqm) with lots of home comforts and without the home clutter.

What makes this apartment unique

More Guest Reviews (and many more on another well known holiday web site) than many other properties - book with confidence.

Local staff available 24/7 to assist you in an emergency.

Located in an area of town which serves the local population and visitors all year round. Old Albufeira never feels like a ghost town!

This apartment is registered with local council as tourist holiday rental accommodation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'The apartment was spacious, clean and well equipped and your guest information pack was very helpful.' MO'P Oct07

'We found the apartment beautiful and in a fantastic location.' LD Sep07

'Great apt! We were glad we stayed in Albufeira old town.' JO Sep07

'My son (9 yrs) and I had a wonderful holiday and we fell in love with Albufeira. We had so much to do - waterparks, beach and big waves, a boat trip. Your apartment was great and had everything we needed. It's in an ideal location so near to the town, the beach and the beautiful views. We found our way around easily and walked everywhere.' SA Aug07

'The apartment was very nice! The transportation to and from Faro airport was very well arranged.' RV Aug07

'We had a very relaxing time in Albufeira and the apartment was lovely and quieter than I'd anticipated.' JD Jul07

'We were very happy with the apartment and will be recommending it to our friends.' CN Jun07
Nov 2007
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Old Town Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Large mirror, Shaver point, Fully tiled
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large mirror, Shaver point with mirror, Fully tiled
  • Old Albufeira 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, self catering town and beach apartment. The apartment was built in 2002 and since then this area of Old Town Albufeira has had new gas and water mains installed. This means the bathrooms are served with high pressure water for a good shower and a fast bath fill and the water is heated by mains gas rather than from a cannister so the water heats on demand. Both bathrooms are spacious, fully tiled and come with a vanity unit, shaving point and large mirror. The shower room has a new toughened glass shower enclosure and also has an extending shaving mirror and a hair dryer. Bath towels and hand towels are provided for each occupant and are refreshed mid stay. Beach towels are NOT provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , En-suite, large wardrobe, veranda, air con, hairdryer
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Separate shower rm, fitted wardrobe, aircon, safe, hairdryer
  • Old Albufeira 2 bed 2 bath town beach golf apt. Both bedrooms are spacious, comfortable and have air con and heating units. Bedroom 1 has a private veranda that comfortably seats 2 and overlooks the building's courtyard. This bedroom has a UK king size bed, large mirrored wardrobe with hangers and drawers, bed side tables, hair dryer, extension socket and an ensuite bathroom with bath and shower attachment, vanity unit, shaving point and large mirror. Bedroom 2 faces a quiet residential, cobbled, car free street. This bedroom has two large twin beds and a large fitted wardrobe with hangers & drawers. An iron & board and a built-in safe are stored here. There is a separate shower room with shower cubicle, WC, vanity unit, shaving point & shaving mirror, hair dryer for use by this bedroom's occupants. There is a large sofa bed that will comfortably sleep 1 adult and a Graco travel cot / playpen for babies. All bed linens and towels are provided and changed every 7 days.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Old Albufeira 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, self catering town and beach apartment is fully furnished, decorated to a high standard and well equipped for summer and winter lets (heaters, duvets, blankets all available). The apartment is 1 of 4 in a small block within an old municipal building (reconstructed in 2002). It has been built to a high specification and designed to meet 21st century living - large, separate rooms off a connecting hall and fully fitted and equipped kitchen and bathrooms, mains water and gas supply, safe for storing small valuables, secure entryphone system and integral underground parking. The building is one of a collection of old listed buildings, Moorish gates, museums and interesting churches found in the old town's Heritage Zone. The apartment faces onto a cobbled residential street and the back looks out onto a terracotta tiled courtyard. Nearby is the Tres Coroas restaurant and the landmark Sol e Mar Hotel with its beachfront al fresco restaurant and cafe.


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Historic Lively Old Town & Great Beach Location! Walk Everywhere!
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Great location. Quiet and peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is located steps from the beach, restaurants and grocery stores. Perfect location. Quiet and peaceful, comfortable accommodations. Well equipped and cozy. Sue at the mgmt office was very helpful and it was great having transfers to & from the train station pre-arranged. Altogether a great experience! Felt like being a local as people passed the windows in the evening.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The apartment is located in a pretty, residential (mostly local Portuguese) street where most passers by are neighbours or visitors admiring the old cobbled streets lined with colourful, former fisherman's cottages. And, it is a short walk to the beaches and town centre.
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Hot Beaches, Cold Showers

  • 3 of 5

The apartment is located close to the beach and many restaurants and shops making it very convenient to get around on foot. We are two middle aged couples and we found the apartment to be clean, comfortable and well equipped for our stay. The only drawback was the problem that we all had with the hot water system. The water was impossible to adjust to a comfortable temperature. It would get scalding hot and when you tried to set it cooler it would turn cold. After contacting the apartment managers and having repairman out a couple of times it was still the same. The manager seemed to be done with us and after snubbing us on a visit to the office did not even call us back as we requested. The situation remained the same so showering was very uncomfortable.

We have been in contact with the owner of the apartment and while she appeared to be sympathetic she seemed to feel that we may not have understood how this water heating system works but will have it serviced. We have continued our travels in Europe and have used similar if not identical systems and have not had any issues.

On the whole Albufeira is a very nice destination to visit but the cold showers and cold shoulder put a damper on our visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try to address all issues raised by guests, but in this particular case, no problem with the hot water system could be found. There was little that could be done other than to suggest they did not use the showers simultaneously for an extended period of time as the hot water is provided 'on demand' and this could cause a fluctuation in temperature. No guests preceding or following this group raised issues with hot water, however, we will carry out a maintenance check over the winter.
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Perfect Location!

  • 4 of 5

We LOVED staying in Tracy's apartment. It was comfortable and close to everything. She also did an amazing job with providing details of local attractions, shops and restaurants to check out. We had a car, and having access to the space with the apartment made everything so much easier. We didn't need the car in town, but we did use it to explore the neighboring areas.

Everything is provided in terms of sheets and linens, with the exception of beach towels. Those would have been nice to have with the apartment, but were easily purchased in town.

I highly recommend this apartment for a couple, friend getaway, or a family.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Beach towels are not provided to avoid problems with sand clogging laundry machines. They can be purchased for as little at 7 Euros in one of the many beach shops found nearby. The apartment and town did not disappoint these guests.
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Good location

  • 4 of 5

We found the apartment to be quite comfortable and had the normal everyday household stuff you would expect from a rental. We couldn't fault the location, was perfect and is a very convenient base to break up the day. However, we did have on a few nights very loud music past midnight and drunken youngsters going up and down the alley at the same sort of time but this was for only 2 nights so this was probably just unfortunate timing. Overall we did enjoy our time in Albufeira and would definitely use one of Tracy's apartments again.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautifully clean and well equipped apartment in a fantastic location.

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time we have stayed in this lovely apartment and hopefully there will be a fourth!

Cannot fault anything from initial inquiry to final airport transfer. Tracy always responds to e-mails straight away and arranges everything from airport transfers to early arrivals/ late departures.Candida who comes to clean the apartment is lovely and nothing is too much trouble as is Sue at the office.

The location is great. You are literally minutes from the beach and lovely restaurants - try Os Arcos and Bistro, both amazing. Also The Iguana Cafe is lovely for lunch and if you're lucky you may get to watch the dolphins swim by!

We'll definitely be back :)

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Older Apartment in Great Location

  • 4 of 5

This is a comfortable apartment that is somewhat dated and dark. The beds were comfortable. It is well-equiped and clean. Having dedicated parking on site is a bonus in the old part of town. It is a great location just above the main beach in Albufeira.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The apartment was repainted (white) in March 2017 and it has shutters which if not opened will make the apartment dark. The kitchen and bathrooms are typical Portuguese style which may not be to everyone's taste and therefore may seem dated. The apartment is well maintained and is certified by the local council as good tourist accommodation.
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Faro Airport is 30 mins drive
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Steps Bar
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Marina Albufeira
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Pine Cliifs Golf Resort
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A22, N125 at 3 km
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Three Crowns / Tres Coroas
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Albufeira town beach and Fisherman's Beach
Car: not necessary

Old Town Albufeira 2 bed, 3 bed, 2 bath, apts are a 200m (3-4 minute) walk from Fisherman’s beach and a 7km stretch of Blue Flag beaches and 200m from the vibrant old Albufeira town centre with its leafy square and outdoor seating. Restaurants, cafes and bars are in abundance. Wander the cobbled, winding lanes of Old Town Albufeira to find shops, boutiques, restaurants, bars and nightclubs and walk home late - you won't need a taxi back! Old Town Albufeira has had much investment to pedestrianise and retain the character of this once old fishing town. The 2 bed, 3 bed, 2 bath apts in Old Town Albufeira, the centre of the Algarve, are an ideal base from which to play golf on any of 30 golf courses nearby or to venture out to the hills of Monchique, the pottery factories of Porches, the fishing port of Portimao and west to Lagos, Sagres and the untamed Atlantic beaches. Zoo Marine, Slide and Splash, Algarve Shopping and Faro airport are all within 30 min. Last minute deals available.

Other Activities: golf, water parks, boat rental, factory outlets, historic sites


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & Laundry $69.24
Refundable damage deposit $276.97

5th Person is GBP10 extra per night.

Rent paid in GBP or Euros. Payments in instalments accepted.

No groups under 25 years of age. No Smoking. No Pets.

Monthly prices EXCLUDE cleaning and laundry. These can be arranged directly with my cleaner for an extra fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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