Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Albania - Beachfront APT, Seaview, Pool
Hello! My name is Cindy and I am originally from Canada. My Albanian husband Arjol and I own and rent 2 exceptional, modern, award-winning apartments in the same building (above/below each other). Our apartments can be rented separately or together as they are perfect for 2 families or 2 couples who would like to spend their holidays together but still want their privacy. See our other apartment - 'Beachfront LOFT'. 3 apartments in the same building also possible, please inquire.
TOP VACATION RENTAL 2013: http://www.flipkey.com/durres-villa-rentals/g318866/
THE LOCATION: The apartments are located directly ON a large sandy beach (no road between apt & beach), 30 m from the sea, in MALI ROBIT - a fabulous seaside town 15 km south of Durrës & 35 km from the airport/Tirana.
THE FEATURES: Absolute frontline, 2 sleeping rooms, 60m2, cool, bright, beach decor, fast private dependable wifi internet, satellite TV, air conditioning, private washing machine, private parking, close to food shops, great beach restaurants and bars, a SPECTACULAR 180° SEAVIEW, a large completely private balcony with spectacular sunsets, and a fantastic outdoor swimming pool right next to the apartment.
2014 AVAILABILITY + PRICES (+ approx. 10% Home Away booking fees):
24 August - 2 September (385 euros/7 nights - 450 euros/9 nights)
14 - 21 September (350 euros/week)
21 September - 10 October (280 euros/week)
17 October .... (280 euros/week)
Google: 'MALI I ROBIT BEACHFRONT APARTMENT' to find more information about our apartments and this wonderful beachfront resort or contact us directly.
THE ABSOLUTE BEACHFRONT APARTMENT
Located in a small, low-rise building - 2nd floor
2 SLEEPING ROOMS:
1 bedroom with a queen-size bed
1 big living room with a double bed (pull-out couch)
1 single air mattress (if required)
All beds have Swiss duvets, pillows and bedding.
1 fully-equipped open kitchen
1 big bathroom with large shower, bidet and private washing machine
1 large balcony with 1 sunbed, 1 large table & 5 chairs. Smoking only on the balcony.
IN FRONT OF THE APARTMENT
THE BEACH: One area without parasols/sunbeds (free) and one area with parasols/sunbeds (for hire), both areas are cleaned regularly. There are no buildings or roads between the apartment and the beach so you can easily go for a refreshing swim in the sea every morning before breakfast!
THE BEACH ACTIVITIES: suntanning, swimming, beach volleyball, outdoor swimming pool (small entrance fee applies), ping-pong, jet skiing, parasailing, and guided deep sea fishing. For children: children's outdoor pool, train rides, bumper cars, pedal boats, banana boats, playgrounds, trampolines. There is also a spa center/indoor swimming pool/fitness center near the apartment.
THE TOURIST RESORT MALI I ROBIT
Mali i Robit is a beach resort town with low-rise buildings in a lovely pine forest setting. It is not far from the many restaurants, bars and shops in Durrës and Tirana.
In the high season, Mali i Robit is great for families with children because this is the part of Albania that has the large sandy beaches, lots of beach activities, and shallow water that is safe for swimming.
In the shoulder/low season Albania is quiet everywhere except Durrës and Tirana, so if you are looking for a relaxing holiday in a beachfront apartment, a bit of sightseeing, and the added bonus of great shopping and exciting nightlife nearby, Mali i Robit is the perfect place to be.
It starts getting quite hot beginning of April, so you can swim in the sea from approximately the end of April to the end of October. The resort attracts a mixture of international and Albanian tourists.
GETTING AROUND: Everything is within walking distance and there are taxis at 'Klajdi' restaurant (50 m) and shuttle buses to Durrës, Tirana, Berat etc. from the main road (400 m). You can rent a car at the airport or a rental car can be delivered to you directly at the apartment. There is private parking next to the apt.
FOOD/SHOPPING: There are food shops close to the apartment + a big supermarket 2 km away. Boutiques, big shopping centers, restaurants and bars in Durrës are open late.
RESTAURANTS: Many restaurants serve fresh, inexpensive seafood, traditional Albanian cuisine, pizza ... and dinner can also be delivered directly to you at the beach! :)
ALBANIAN MUSIC: 'Ujvara' open-air dinner/dancing club is in Mali i Robit. 'Kali i Trojan' is 3 km north.
CLUBBING: 'Tropikal' nightclub is 5 km north, and there are lots of night clubs in Durrës and Tirana.
MEDICAL ATTENTION: Clinic in town + ambulance service direct to Durrës/Tirana hospital.
* Smoking only on the balcony.
* Check-in: 14.00 - Check-out: before 10.00.
OUR RATES INCLUDE: Wifi April - October (Nov-March 15 euros), A/C, electricity, private washing machine, private parking, bed linens + mega-comfortable Swiss duvets/pillows, apartment towels, fully-equipped kitchen (large fridge, freezer, stove, oven, microwave, superior-quality dishes, cutlery, wine glasses, cups, pots, pans), iron, ironing board, use of beach toys, parasol, cooler/icepacks for picnics at the beach, satellite TV (channels in English, Albanian, German, French, Italian, Russian and Polish).
OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOL (optional): approx. May/June to Sept/Oct depending on the weather. Prices for the whole day include sunbed/parasol: children 200 Lek (approx. 1.50 euros) / adults 300 Lek (approx. 2.30 euros). The pool is located in the garden right next to the apartment, it is of the highest standard and is emptied & cleaned daily/supervised regularly by a pool guard.
BEACH: There are two areas: one area without parasols/sunbeds (free) and one area with parasols/sunbeds for hire (2 - 3 euros for 2 sunbeds + 1 parasol for the whole day).
BEACH ACTIVITIES + SPA/FITNESS/INDOOR SWIMMING POOL (at a facility near the apt): fee applies. Playgrounds at restaurants and beach volleyball: free.
PERSONALIZED SERVICES WE CAN PROVIDE:
* Private Tirana airport taxi pick-up / drop-off - 30 euros each way.
* Assistance with car rental from the airport or drop-off and pick-up directly at the apartment.
* Information about things to see and do in the area, guided fishing/canoeing/hiking tours + other guided tours.
MONEY IN MALI I ROBIT: Albanian LEK (the most advantageous currency), Euros, and some establishments accept American dollars.
SNOWBIRDS / SELF-EMPLOYED WORKING TRAVELLERS: This apartment can be rented for the winter months. The Mali i Robit/Durrës area enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate: Average highs approx. 10 to 16° C - December-February.
- non smoking only
- Events Allowed
- children welcome
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
It was amazing!
Thank you so much for such a fabulous holiday!
We (2 couples from Russia) stayed in this amazing beachfront apartment in September 2013. It is well-equipped with everything you could possibly need (right down to the beach umbrella), it matches the pictures and description on the internet site exactly, and the location (Mali i Robit) is very picturesque! :)
I had a lot of contact with Cindy, a very sweet Canadian (Albanian husband) who is ready to answer all your questions any time of the day! Vladimir, Cindy's father-in-law, took care of us at the apartment. Despite the name, he does not speak Russian, but he does speak a little Italian. However, do not be afraid of the language barrier, it really isn't a problem at all because everyone is so warm and friendly! In general, if you need something, ask someone young - 80% of young albanians speak English. Another suggestion is to write the name of the place you want to go on a piece of paper.
If you can drag yourself away from the apartment, it is really easy to visit Durrës. You go to the main road (400 m) and catch any minibus going north! After arriving at the main bus station, you can get a gelato, go for a walk along the waterfront, or check out the famous amphitheater etc. It is also possible to take a bus from the same road to the capital, Tirana. Everything is extremely convenient, it is easy to go anywhere from Mali i Robit.
So, if you would like to visit this wonderful country, I highly recommend staying in one of Cindy & Arjol's 2 apartments located right on the coast in the center of albania ... believe me, it is such an incredible feeling having your morning coffee at arm's length from the sea! :)
Left on 24.09.2013 for a stay in September 2013
2 Couples from Samara, Russia
Мы жили в этих апартаментах с 10 по 19 сентября 2013 года. Квартира полностью соответствует описанию, оснащена всем необходимым, вплоть до пляжного зонтика.
Я общалась с Синди, очень милый человечек, готова ответить на все вопросы в любое время суток!
Квартиру нам показывал ее свекр Владимир. Не смотря на русское имя, по-русски он не говорит, немножко говорит по-итальянски.
Не бойтесь языкового барьера, в "Крокодила" все играли? Очень помогает )))
А вообще, если хотите что-то спросить, то ищите молодежь. В 80% вам ответят на английском. Или просто проводят, куда вы хотите идти.
Место, где находится квартира, очень живописное! Доехать до Дур
Cindy & Arjol
Hi there! My name's Cindy and I'm originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada and my husband Arjol is from Tirana, Albania - and now we live between Switzerland, Canada and Albania. I know you may be wondering how an Albanian and Canadian got together, but even though we are from two completely different cultures (which means we laugh at each other a lot!), we still have a lot in common including our love for nature, history, travelling around the world ... and fighting over who has to do the dishes. ;) We also enjoy renting out our 2 apartments in Mali i Robit, Albania and taking special care of our guests. It's a family business so if you decide to stay in one of our apartments, myself, my husband Arjol and my in-laws Vladimir and Qerime promise to do our very best to take care of you and to make your holiday a memorable one. :))