The one bedroom apartment is located near to a hotel & conference centre. It is a residential area and is not a lively resort. The apartment overlooks a beautifully maintained garden is only a short walk to two wonderful beaches. There are a number of similar apartments located in the area, and all occupiers have access to a swimming pool.
There are 4 or 5 restaurants within walking distance, however to get full advantage of the location, a hire car would be useful.
Albufeira marina is a mile away where you can get several types of boat trips in the Atlantic for cruising the coast, or dolphin watching. Further afield are Water parks. A mini-market is close, but the big supermarkets are not within walking distance.
The apartment has one bedroom and a "settee convertible" in the sitting area. It is ideal for a couple, although 4 people could be accommodated. There is air conditioning in the kitchen/sitting area and in the bedroom which is very efficient. The bathroom is large with an over bath shower and twin basins, toilet & bidet. The kitchen is very well equipped with a full cooker, microwave & a dishwasher. Could easily prepare a full dinner (although we didn't). As the apartment is on the second floor, there is a good view of the ocean from the balcony. Mosquito mesh screens are provided on all windows and doors.
We could definitely recommend this apartment for anyone visiting the Algarve, although to get the maximum benefit of its location, you would need a car.
This apartment has a new owner who has spent money on a number of items such as the beds. We are quite fussy about the beds and really value having a good nights sleep ; we slept so well every night waking fresh to explore the beautiful surroundings the next day! She also provided a new mattress for the pull out bed which our 16 year old was using so he was equally as comfortable.
The gardens are lovely and very well maintained, the view from the balcony is scenic.
The location is perfect, nice and quiet, there is a 5 star hotel across the road if you want to eat there and join in with what's going on.
The beach is on the doorstep and is beautiful. There are many small coves to explore and great cliff top walks with stunning scenery.
We hired a car and visited some of the villages round about, driving there is pretty straightforward.
Julie the owner was really helpful texting information we would need, we chatted on the phone before we booked which gave us reassurance before paying.
All in all, we had a great time and will be back.
Stayed for 1 week at the end of March in this apartment with a friend. As it had only recently been purchased by the owner nearly everything was new! Beds were fantastic can link together or separate into singles and were so comfy!! There was a large bathroom with 2 sinks and a great open plan kitchen - I would recommend the apartment and facilities. Location is fantastic just a short walk from the beach, also the Sao Rafael complex had a pool that could be used and there was a great 5* hotel next to the apartment which we had dinner in twice - as food was excellent! We enjoyed the place and location so much that I am planning on going back next year with hubby and the kids :-) If you are thinking of booking, do it - you wont be disappointed!!