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T2 Apartment In Walking Distance To The Beach, Village, Restaurants, And Shops

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Aldeia das Açoteias Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo in Acoteias Nr. Falesia, Central Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Location, 3 Minute Walk To The Beach

Welcome to paradise in walking distance to a quaint village with many amenities and one of the most beautiful beaches in the Algarve known as "Praia da Falesia".

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Scott Sousa
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About Scott Sousa

I am a Physical Education teacher, who loves to travel, enjoy sightseeing, all types of sports, water-sports, and of course relaxing on the beach. I truly love the Algarve location, and would like to get the word out on how beautiful it is, so that we could get as many people as possible to enjoy all that Algarve has to offer.

Scott Sousa purchased this condo in 1980

Why Scott Sousa chose Albufeira

My parents purchased our condo in this particular location because of the close proximity to one of the most beautiful beaches in the Algarve, "Falesia Beach." I have recently taken over the reigns to my families Algarve apartment. I personally love the location of our apartment as there is something for everyone to enjoy. whether you are into water sports, golf, night-life, sightseeing, or just simply relaxing. There is something for everyone down in the Algarve.

What makes this condo unique

-Walking distance to the beach (3-5 minutes) -Walking distance to a supermarket, restaurants, and shops -Only 10-15 minute car ride to both Albufeira and Villamoura -Great location, quiet and peaceful, family freindly environment.


based on 7 traveler reviews

T2 Apartment In Walking Distance To The Beach, Village, Restaurants, And Shops
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

A hidden gem!

  • 5 of 5

This being the first time that I had booked an apartment independently of the big holiday companies I was a little concerned that the apartment may not be as advertised. However, let me tell you it is exactly that and more!

The owner, Scott was from the start marvellous. He couldn't have been more helpful and prompt with any communications we had via e mail before we arrived in Portugal.

We only stayed for four nights but we could have stayed much longer. The apartment is very spacious and although it doesn't have air conditioning we found that if we kept the windows and patio doors open we benefited from the Atlantic breeze and never felt uncomfortable.

The two balconies look over the small square where there are a few nice restaurants and the usual tourist shops. It was a great place to sit and have our meals and watch the world go by. There is a cocktail bar below which played music until midnight. We enjoyed sitting on the balcony with a glass of wine enjoying the atmosphere whilst the kids were asleep in their bedroom. The twin bedroom is at the other side of the apartment and is thus quiet and probably cooler which was perfect for our two children.

The apartment is two minutes from a decent sized supermarket where you can get all you need. It had a bakery at the back where we could get fresh bread from each morning and some yummy Portuguese tarts! The restaurants are a mix of Portuguese, pizza, Chinese and a fantastic place which is the Portuguese version of Nandos where they have an all you can eat and drink bbq on a Saturday night.

The beach is a ten minute walk away. You could maybe do it quicker but I think that's a realistic time when you have two kids and a dinghy to carry! There are lots of steps down to the beach but don't let it put you off. I can honestly say it was one of the best beaches we have ever been to. Lots of sun loungers and umbrellas to shade you from the midday sun. It was full of families and no signs of any stag or hen nights! The water was warm enough to spend hours in ( we had heard it can be cold). It is tidal, so calmer in the morning but by mid afternoon the waves give the impression of being in a swimming pool with the wave machine turned on! Our kids had so much fun and quite happily spent ten hours a day in the water!

All in all a great base for a very enjoyable and relaxing holiday. Thank you Scott, and you were right the oranges from the region are sublime!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such a great review, hope to have you all back in the future. Best Regards. Scott
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Extremely spacious, everything you need in a fantastic area super close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

We spent 7 nights here. Me, my partner, two young children and my grandmother.

Both rooms are a great size with the master having its own balcony and en suite. Both rooms have built in cupboards.

The living/dining room is really big with the kitchen having an open counter, big dining table with enough chairs for all of us.

There are two sofa beds in the living room and a large balcony with a clothes airer.

We were more than comfortable.

There is an ironing board and iron, washing machine, fridge, cooker and all cooking essentials, plates, cups etc.

The two balconies face out to a square where there are bars, restaurants and shops. There was music downstairs most nights.

There's also a supermarket round the corner and a tourism office over the road. We Managed to go to slide and splash and zoomarine through them as they have their own shuttle service if you don't have your own car. Bit of a drive but totally worth it.

To get to the beach you cross the road walk a few minutes and you come to the cliff that overlooks it. You then walk down and then down some steps to the sand. We did the walk back and forth twice a day even with two children and my grandmother to go back and eat as well as avoid the peak heat times. Wasn't far at all.

There isn't a lot else in the area unless you have a car the supermarket is all you have for groceries etc but they do stock a lot.

I have to say that the best part of the whole experience was dealing with the owner Scott who was absolutely amazing. Always ready to reply to any question and super helpful giving us information on all the available establishments.

I cannot recommend this place enough it was a pleasure to 'live' in and we are totally keeping the details to go back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such a great review, I really appreciate you taking the time to write such a long and thorough review. I'm really happy that you enjoyed your holiday and Your all welcome back anytime. -Scott
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about our stay here. The apartment was immaculate and had everything we needed. We loved this location. We were only a short walk to one of the most beautiful beaches and had easy access to shops and restaurants. We loved and highly reommend the Saturday evening buffet/bbq at Frango Real.

This was a perfect spot for our family oriented, beach vacation. We were only a short ride from the many shops and restaurants of Villamoura and Albufeira. Having the ticket office accross the street was very convenient for planning our activities in other parts of Algarve. Thank you Scott. You were very helpful and responsive in helping us plan this vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a great review. Can't wait to have you guys back in th future.
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Great apartment, great area, great holiday!

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for a holiday which would have kept the children (8. 10 and 14 years old) busy while the wife and I could relax. With the amazing beach being less than 5 minutes walk and the number of restaurants around the apartment, we were not disappointed. The apartment itself is exactly as has been described and accommodated us perfectly. We had no issues getting to the apartment as Scott provided details of a pre-book taxi service which I arranged online before the trip. The area itself is perfect for families. It's clean and very relaxed. We were all disappointed to be leaving - the true sign of a great time had by all! I would thoroughly recommend this apartment and this area for a great holiday - we will definitely be coming back!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review, you guys are welcome back anytime. -Scott
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Falesia paradise

  • 4 of 5

Just back from a great week staying in this lovely apartment. . Its location is fantastic right nx to 5 or 6 great restaurants and so close to the beach it's unreal.. The apartment is a very large 2 bed with all the home from home comforts you could wish for.Scott who owns the property has been an absolute pleasure to deal with and even interupted his honeymoon to enquire if all was ok with our stay.. would l stay here again..your damm tooting we will..cheers Scott..john Elaine & lucy

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Beach

  • 5 of 5

Great location and price. Easy walk to the beach. Restaurants and grocery store right downstairs. The place was clean, would certainly go back again.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Walking distance about 3-5 minutes to the beach


Nearest airport is faro, which is about 25-30 minutes away

Lisbon airport is about 2 hours away


Albufeira and Villamoura are about 10-15 minutes away by car

Further Details:

Downstairs of the apartment you will find a fantastic village with a supermarket, pizzeria, Chinese restaurant, seafood restaurant, and a BBQ churrasquera restaurant, as well as two bars/lounges, ice cream shop, boutiques, two real estate agencies, and much more.


Rates & Availability

Aldeia das Açoteias Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
New Year's Eve/Ano Novo
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning & linens Fee $85

Booking Notes:
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Notes on prices:
Prices shown are per week stay. If interested in a shorter or longer rental period, please contact the owner for further details.

50% Security deposit is required. Security deposit will be returned after 2 weeks, once the property is inspected for any damages.

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Aldeia das Açoteias Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • En-suite bathroom with full bath tub in the master bedroom Wc Bathroom with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom has a brand new bedroom set (New Queen Size Mattress) Guest Bedroom has two twin beds which can convert into one large king size bed (your choice) All new beds and mattresses as well. Plenty of storage/closet space
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Outside: Outdoor furniture is provided, one table and six chairs Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linens are included in the rental Cleaning will be done after your stay, if you wish to have additional cleaning during your stay then you will have to pay an extra fee of $75 Euros per clean

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