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Vila Alice - self contained one bedroomed apartment

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Gambelas Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Quiet residential area in Faro, close to the University of the Algarve

Vila Alice is a family home located in a quiet residential area in Faro, less than 5 minutes’ drive from the airport, and 10 minutes from the city centre. The apartment offered was once part of the original house but has now been fully refurbished to afford our guests total privacy and independence. The apartment is bright and spacious and offers one double bedroom, a shower room and a kitchen/living area. Outside there is a pateo area ideal for relaxing and also a private parking space. Many of the Algarve's beautiful beaches are within a short drive, the nearest being Faro Island, just 10 minutes away. Also nearby is the University of the Algarve (2km away, bus stop around the corner). Quiet, comfortable and very clean, this is the perfect location from which to experience all the Algarve has to offer, at a great price! We look forward to welcoming you soon!

LOCAL ACTIVITIES: There are many interesting activities to enjoy in the Algarve - not just sunbathing! History and nature trails, river boat trips, local markets and mountain drives are but a few. We will be glad to help you with your holiday plans and suggest some of the local hidden treasures for you to discover.

GOLF: There are numerous golf courses to choose from throughout the Algarve, offering a fair test of golf to all categories of players. Let us know if you wish us to help you with bookings in advance.

UNIVERSITY OF THE ALGARVE: Located just 2 km away, Vila Alice offers the ideal accommodation solution for anyone attending events, studying or teaching at the university. There is a reliable and frequent bus service which stops just around the corner from the house. Special long term rates can be negotiated.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Claudia Reeves
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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based on 34 traveler reviews

Vila Alice - self contained one bedroomed apartment
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 34 reviews
Paris, France

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place with private patio outside. The landlord, Arnaldo is nearby in case of problems. His kindness and fantastic sense of hospitality made our stay unforgettable !

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Host Ever!

  • 5 of 5

I was able to stay for the entire school year 2015-2016. Arnaldo and his daughter, Iris, were kind enough to pick me up from the airport and help me get settled. Vila Alice is the most perfect apartment. The furnishings are comfy and there's everything you could possibly want at your disposal. I didn't have a car, but there are two bus stops very close by to take you to town or the beach. Easy to bike everywhere in town. Arnaldo was the most amazing host ever! He made homemade dinners and lunches and other treats! Like an adopted granddad, so friendly and welcoming to me and even went with me to deal with my residency. I loved my time in Vila Alice and Faro and would highly recommend anyone who wants to spend time in Faro, should stay here! Muito obrigada!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed with Arnaldo at Villa Alice for a few nights in July. I cannot say enough good things about this place and about Arnaldo in particular. The apartment is charming, well-furnished, comfortable, clean, and extremely well-suited for a superb Algarve vacation. From there, you can drive just about anywhere along the coast (all trips will be maximum one hour). You can go into Spain if you want to, although we chose not to. We explored many of the hidden picturesque beaches. Praia da Marinha was my favorite. Arnaldo was a superb host and he made us well welcome like I have rarely experienced before. Our plane was late and we arrived at 2AM. He was up and helped us get in. There was warm food and a bottle of wine waiting. I have to say, I have rarely met someone - anywhere - who was so friendly and welcoming. The general area of the apartment is beautiful, residential, quiet and easy to get to. I truly hope to return to Vila Alice in the future. Merci Arnaldo!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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très bon séjour à tout point de vue

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un excellent séjour dans l'Algarve, la villa Alice est très confortable et idéalement placée , près de l'aéroport (mais sans aucun bruit des avions), près de la plage et aussi des magasins de la ville .

De plus l'accueil que nous a réservé le maître de maison est exceptionnel et transforme le voyage en souvenir inoubliable de par sa gentillesse.

Merci pour tout Arnaldo, et nous espérons nous revoir bientôt.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Suite à notre passage à la Vila Alice, nous avons apprécié le charme de la maison et la gentillesse d'Arnaldo, un homme très charmant et serviable dés notre arrivé à l'aéroport.

Tout au long du séjour, nous avons bénéficié de ses conseils et de son assistance.

Arnaldo connait de bonnes adresses de restaurant et sait aussi très bien cuisiner.

La Vila Alice est aussi proche de la ville que de la plage grâce au réseau de bus et ce, dans un quartier résidentiel agréable.

Appartement correspondant aux photos : tout confort et cour indépendante.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vila Alice July 2014

  • 5 of 5

We have a very good time in July. Senhor Arnaldo it's a lovely person. He provide a high quality of hospitality and on the same time he makes you to fill like you are in your own home. We had an amazing time this year in Faro.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Faro is the capital town of the Algarve and has a population in excess of 55,000 people. The city has both Arab and Roman ruins but most of the present attractive older buildings were constructed after the disastrous earthquake of 1755. The Moors who occupied the town in the 8th Century originally gave the city the name of Ossónoba and developed it into a trading port until 1249, when the forces of Dom Afonso III defeated them.

Particularly attractive is the old part of the city surrounded still by the 9th century Roman walls, around which the city developed itself over the centuries.

Faro is also the home of the Ria Formosa, a nature reserve of over 17,000 hectares and a stopping place for hundreds of different birds during the spring and autumn migratory periods.

The municipal council has an active cultural department organizing different and various events during the year.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid season
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
High season
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid season
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
High season
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid season
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $109

Prices quoted are based on up to four people sharing. In exceptional cases, larger families can be accommodated at no extra charge - please inquire. Cancellation policy

Up to 8 weeks prior to arrival - full deposit refunded

Between 8-4 weeks prior to arrival - 50% deposit refunded

4 weeks or less prior to arrival - no deposit refunded

Price includes wi-fi/water/electricity/bed linen & towels

A 100 euro deposit is required to confirm booking. This deposit aims to cover any eventual serious accidents/breakages during your stay, or eventual cancellations. Deposit is fully refundable after departure (minus applicable charges, if any). The full rental charge is requested up to 2 weeks prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Gambelas Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
If you're after a 'real portuguese' holiday experience - look no further! The owner Arnaldo is the quintessential host, and will spare no efforts in making you feel welcome, from picking you at the airport to cooking authentic portuguese delicacies... just because! A treat not to be missed, and great value too!

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