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2 Bedroom Apartment With Gated Parking Area, 2 Balconies And Shared Pool And BBQ

Bedrooms 2
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Apartment in Vilamoura, Central Algarve, Portugal - Quiet Location, Close To Golf Courses And Bowling Green. 20 Minutes Walk To Town Centre And Beach

A spacious 2 bedroom apartment about a mile from the centre of Vilamoura. On the second floor of a small group of 3 blocks of apartments which share a garden, pool and gated parking areas. Situated only 25 minutes drive from Faro airport the apartment is ideally located in the Central Algarve close to all the Vilamoura golf courses. The apartment is a short drive away from the Marina and the beaches and has restaurants, cafés and bars within 100m. On the second floor of a small apartment block, the apartment has shuttered windows and veranda doors and is in an area kept secure with remotely operated metal gates. The apartment has a double bedroom with en suite bathroom, a twin bedroom, a shower / toilet, living room with dining area, kitchen and 2 balconies.

All rates include all taxed, cleaning, laundry and utlilties. Discounts of up to £72 per week may be negotiated for stays of over 20 days where guests prefer to do their own laundry and cleaning.

More Details
Registration Number : 8163433

Jim Swanson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Jim Swanson

I am a retired civil engineer who started visiting Portugal some 30 years ago. My initial reason for going to the Algarve was the combination of good weather and the opportunity to play golf on top courses in the winter.

Now, I also enjoy the food, drink and walks along the numerous beautiful beaches. I have also tried my hand at the nearby lawn bowls club – and found it a pleasant way to meet people and relax on a sunny afternoon.

Jim Swanson purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Jim Swanson chose Vilamoura

The apartment is in a quiet area, about a mile from the Vilamoura Marina and beaches and right in the middle of the five Vilamoura golf courses. Although a short distance away from the town centre all the facilities I need are in the block opposite: 2 restaurants, 2 bars, a café and a small supermarket. The Tee Times golf booking office is in the same block. As well as golf, they are happy to book tours, bus trips and taxis for my friends and guests. I have become very friendly with the people who run the bars and restaurants opposite. As well as providing food and drink they are happy to order taxis and let me (and all other customers) use their wifi facilities. I also have a private wifi facility in the apartment. I often stay here for a week without even making breakfast, their prices are so reasonable.

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment is in the ideal location for a family holiday, a golfing holiday, a lawn bowling holiday or the opportunity to walk, cycle or drive around this beautiful coastline. It is perhaps not ideal for the party-going youngsters but is close enough to the busy Marina bars & restaurants to visit them using a taxi or, for the energetic, a fifteen minute walk. There are two balconies; the larger one catches all the morning and afternoon sun - the ideal way to relax. There is a shared garden area with a pool and barbecue facilities. Faro airport is about 25 minutes away by car or taxi. If you hire a car you can park in the secure, gated car park. If you do not want to drive it is ideal, all the local facilities you need are on the doorstep and the town is a short taxi drive away.


Vilamoura Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Bathroom 1 - En suite to bedroom 1. Bath with shower, toilet, bidet, twin basins, towel rails. Bathroom 2 - Shower, toilet, basin, towel rails. Hot water is provided to the bath, sinks and showers from an electrically operated boiler.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - Double bed, large wardrobe, bedside tables with lamps, balcony. Bedroom 2 - Two single beds, large wardrobe, bedside table with lamp. Both bedrooms have air conditioners. There is a sofa bed in the living room. This can be folded down to provide an additional bed for 2 children.
  • Books
  • Music Library ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: The living room has a large air conditioner / heater. The bedrooms have air conditioning. Ideal for children but supervision is required if they are playing on the balconies or using the pool. No smoking in the apartment, please, but is permitted on the balconies. Additional laundry may be required if curtains, blankets etc. smell of tobacco smoke. No pets allowed without written permission. Dogs are not allowed. Outside: A garden area is shared with the other apartments. It contains a small swimming pool, shower, barbecue area and a grass lawn surrounded by a hedge and fence. The public has no access to this area which is fenced. Animals are not allowed in this area. Note that the swimming pool is 1.8m (6feet) deep. Children and poor swimmers must be supervised at all times. Utility Room: Utility room is locked and not available to guests. It contains the boiler and water stop valve which will be operated by the agent. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are included. These will be changed weekly. More frequent attendance can be provided at cost.


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2 Bedroom Apartment With Gated Parking Area, 2 Balconies And Shared Pool And BBQ
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

The apartment was a real home from home. Perfect size for 1 - 4.

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time I have visited Vilamoura and the whole process was completely straight forward. Jim - the owner of the appartment - was brilliant. Very organised with pre-trip info and very responsive to all emails etc. The transfer from the airport was arranged through him and again was very stress free. The apartment is within easy walks of restaurants and a Spar. The pool is ideal for any time of the day and superbly maintained. I would highly recommend it and would very happily return!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Old Course
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
A22 (N125 4km)
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
A Carpa / Carlos
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Vilamoura Lawn Bowls green can be seen from the balcony. The clubhouse is less than 5 minutes walk.


The famous Falesia beach is about 20 minutes walk (to its nearest point, it is miles long). A little tourist 'train' runs a circular route taking people to the Marina and Falesia beach. The beach has many cafés, shops and holiday activities in the summer.

Vilamoura Marina is about 15 minutes walk.

Vilamoura beach is also about 20 minutes walk. It is possible to walk along the beach to Quarteira where there is a harbour and yet another long beach.


Faro airport is about 25 minutes drive. Car hire is easy from the airport but pre-booking is recommended (and a lot cheaper).

A car is not necessary. Local taxis are cheap and plentiful.

A single track railway runs along the coast. There is no station in Vilamoura but Loule station is a short taxi run. It is a relaxing way to visit Faro old town or the attractive old town of Tavira. No need to get tickets, you can buy them on the train.


Vilamoura town centre about 1 mile (1.5 kilometres).

Quarteira town centre about 3 miles (5 kilometres).

Loule town centre about 10 miles (18 kilometres).

Albufeira town centre about 12 miles (21 kilometres).

Falésia beach about 3 miles (5 Kilometres)

Further Details:

Vilamoura has enough supermarkets and banks for normal holiday use.

It is a bit restricted for shopping, Quarteira, Loule and Albufeira have more shops and markets.

Vilamoura has more bars and restaurants you could visit in one stay. Chinese, Indian and Italian restaurants are available as well as many local Portuguese restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A £100 deposit will secure your booking. This will be retained as a security deposit.
Payment for the rent in full will be due one month before the commencement of the holiday.
The security deposit will be returned within one week of departure, if the cleaners report that the apartment has been left in reasonable order.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible.
Stays of over 7 days are welcome if they do not clash with existing bookings.

Notes on prices:
Long term rental is available from £500 per month plus electricity and water charges.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.