Apartment in Dunas Douradas, Nr. Vale do Lobo, Central Algarve - peaceful location minutes from pool/beach
Linda Forbes-Van Laere
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About Linda Forbes-Van Laere
My husband (Irish) and I (Belgian) have lived in Portugal since 1987 and love this beautiful country and its people. My husband has his own business offering project management services. We have two sons (26 and 21) who are in university in Dublin. As I live near our rental property, I am able to give a personalised service to clients and I like to pay particular attention to the little details that make the difference in a holiday.
Linda Forbes-Van Laere purchased this Apartment in 2000
Why Linda Forbes-Van Laere chose Vale do Garrao
We bought the apartment because we felt that Dunas Douradas (which means golden dunes) is the perfect spot for a wonderful holiday, whether you're a family or a couple wanting a sunny break. Although it is set in a quiet location within the resort, the apartment is close to all the facilities of the clubhouse, and the beach is just a 5 mins drive away. On the beach, sun shades and loungers can be hired, there are water sports available in the summer months and the beach restaurants are open all year. Within a short drive there are also lots restaurants and nightlife. For golfers, there are many golf courses in the area. Families can relax knowing they are in a safe environment.
What makes this Apartment unique
Dunas Douradas is a fantastic resort for a holiday for families or couple as it is so near the beach and there are so many facilities nearby. We provide beach/pool towels so you don't have to bring those with you. There's always a good supply of buckets, spades and body boards for the kids. The resort is very secure and the apartment is just a short walk to the pool, the restaurant Xenia, tennis courts and minimarket. The great thing about having a restaurant/pub on site, is that you can have a lovely relaxing evening and walk back to the apartment without having to worry about drinking and driving. Perfect!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Excelent. location. Very nice well equipped property.
The property was very clean, well maintained, with very good communication with the owner. It is in an excellent location within 1 minute walk of a lovely gated private pool with extremely good restaurant and bar food club and has two tennis courts. Highly recommend.
Home from home
The apartment was perfectly situated near to the reception, pool, tennis courts and Pool bar and restaurant. It is about 10 minutes stroll from the beach where there are other bars and restaurants. The complex is well designed and constantly being tidied and manicured to a very high standard. The apartment is very well equipped and furnished and the owners being local means that if there is any thing one needs they are on hand.
I fully recommend this apartment and although it is not inexpensive you get what you pay for.
Em férias, mas em casa
Um apartamento muito bem decorado, confortável, extremamente bem equipado, o que nos permitiu sentir-nos em casa. Desde das louças até à roupa de casa tudo é impecável. A host é muito atenta e disponível durante toda a estadia. Umas das minhas melhores experiências de aluguer de casa de férias. A zona é sossegada e permite ir a pé para a praia.
The long sandy beach of Dunas Douradas is a 15-20 mins walk away and just 5 mins by car. There are several beach restaurants overlooking the beach and sea, many of which remain open during the winter. In summer, water sports facilities are available and sunbeds and sunshades can be hired for the day.
Water sports are also available on the lake of Quinta do Lago.
Dunas Douradas is a 25 min journey to the airport. As there are many facilities at Dunas Douradas and restaurants are within walking distance, a car is not essential.
The nearest town Almancil is about 10 mins by car. Vilamoura is a 20 mins journey by car. Vale do Lobo is 5 mins by car. The nearest nightclubs are 5 mins by car.
The nearby Quinta Shopping is an elegant shopping area with shops, restaurants and cafés and a pub. Pleasant surroundings in the attractive plazza to enjoy a coffee or a light lunch. Banks, supermarkets are all available within a short distance. Within walking distance from the townhouse, the clubhouse at Dunas Douradas has a very large outdoor pool, a terrace and pool bar, a restaurant, a minimarket that is open 7 days a week during the week. There are also 2 tennis courts and a resident coach is available. Within a short drive there are the 14 courts of Vale do Lobo Tennis Club and in Quinta do Lago is Jim Stewart's Tennis Academy. Nightclubs of Vale do Lobo and Quinta shopping are within 5 mins by car.