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2008 Private Apartments with Communal Pool

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment


About the property

Apartments in Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal - 10 mins from Vilamoura Marina and Golf Courses

Praia Village is a new (2008) private development located in a quiet area of Vilamoura. Benefiting from a fantastic location; only a 20 minute walk to the world renowned marina which has many restaurants, bars and boutiques for those wanting a busier day! or 15 minutes to a beautiful blue flag beach at Falesia! or a short trip to one of the 5 championship18-hole golf courses in Vilamoura! AP has 1 en-suite and 1 bathroom, which is on the 2nd floor (top) of the complex, Z has 2 en-suites and 1 bathroom which is on the 1st floor. Both are granted access either by lift or stairs. The complex is fully fenced with access through electric gates and has underground car parking. The apartments have all the mod-cons necessary to make for a very very comfortable stay, featuring air-conditioning throughout, jacuzzi baths, fully equipped modern kitchens, shared garden and heated pool with children's section/outside showers.

John Braxton
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2018

About John Braxton

My Name is John Braxton, I part own two properties at Praia Village with Tony Windsor and Richard Bacon.

I presently run my own Waste Management Company in Essex.

I have been Married to Melanie for 22 years, with two Girls, Both in Senior School.

John Braxton purchased this apartment in 2008

Why John Braxton chose Vilamoura

I have always been interested in buying somewhere abroad, and in 2007, with two close friends, we went out to Portugal to look at some properties to potentially buy.

After our first day of looking, we fell in love with Praia Village, and by 7pm that night we had purchased two properties.

Praia Village is in an excellent area, just far enough from the excitement of the Marina, but also close enough to enjoy the 15min walk to all the lovely Restaurants and Shops that the Marina provides.

We are a 10min walk away from the nearest store, or a 3 min cab ride away to the main store, or the Marina.

We are also a 15min walk away from the excellent sandy Feleshia Beach.

What makes this apartment unique

As a Family, we try and go out at least once a year during the Summer Holidays, it now feels like a second home to us, and the girls enjoy themselves so much, making them feel safe in the environment of Praia Village.

I also try to get out to Praia Village once a year with the lads and have a long weekend, maybe playing golf, or just sitting on the Marina all day in the sun, watching the world go by with a nice cold drink in my hand.


Vilamoura Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Air-conditioned. Electric shutters on all windows and doors. Heated towel rails. Hairdryer. Private sunloungers. Underground car park/with lockup with direct lift access to apartment Smoking only permitted on the balcony. Outside: Shared communal pool, with separate children's area Outside showers. Landscaped gardens, all well maintained.


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2008 Private Apartments with Communal Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Wonderful relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in apartment AP and it was everything we could hope for

Clean and well maintained . Pool area beautiful. Excellent location. 15 min walk to beach/Marina . Supermarket nearby

Great holiday and hope to go back in Sep

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review Julie, I look forward to you coming back again in September.
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Amazing property. We enjoyed every minute of our stay. Very clean, spacious and extremely secure

  • 5 of 5

This is the best property I've stayed in abroad! Absolutely no complaints at all. Everything was very clear in the information given both before arriving and also once there. We felt so safe in this property with the shutters on every window and door. The property was really clean. We particularly enjoyed the jacuzzi shower! The property was very spacious too and the balcony space was ample for us! The pool area was very clean and also felt very secure. Nice walk from the property to the marina. We will definitely return in the future. Thank you John for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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tyne and wear

Fabulous Apartment

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have been going to Portugal for many years and this apartment was one of the best we have stayed in by far. It was located within a first class complex with a great swimming pool and only a short distance to the many amenities Vilamoura has to offer. Great beaches, fantastic restaurants and friendly local people. The apartment itself was modern, clean and well maintained and decorated. The owner John provided an excellent service, hassle free. We would definitely recommend this property to friends and family and hope to stay there again soon. Thanks again John.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Beautiful clean Falesia beach is located within 15 minutes walk from the apartment. There are several restaurants on the beach and sun loungers and umbrellas may be rented. Vilamoura beach is only a 10 min walk away, via the marina.


Faro International Airport is 20km away.


Vilamoura is a huge privately constructed resort in the centre of the Algarve coast. The resort complex surrounds a 1,000-berth marina and boasts a wide range of facilities including hotels, restaurants, shops and a casino. Nearby is the town of Loule, which boasts a Moorish castle and 13th century church.

Further Details:

Supermarket within 10 minutes walking distance, as is Mini-Golf.

We also have another apartment in the complex which can sleep up to 6 people if you are interested in trying to book for a larger group, please contact us for further details.

N.B. An extra 30 euros will be charged for out of hours call out or meet and greet between:

Jan-March - 4.30pm - 9am

April - September -6pm - 8am

October - December - 4.30pm - 9am


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $209.88

Booking Notes:
The rates have been calculated weekly for your convenience. Verbal bookings will be held for 7 days. 25% non-refundable deposit to be paid to secure each booking. Balance will be due 8 weeks prior to arrival date. If booking is made 8 weeks or less before intended arrival date a full payment will be required. Refundable key and breakages deposit of £150 (per booking) will be payable with the balance, this bond will be refunded within 14 days subject to the apartment check. Payment: UK £ or euros

Notes on prices:
Prices based on weekly rentals, however, in all non-high season months we will consider shorter letting periods.
For January, February & March, book for as little as £20 per night + Cleaning Fee.
For April 2015, book for £25 per night + Cleaning Fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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