Hi, my name is Cindy! I am originally from Canada, my husband Arjol is from Tirana, and we are the private owners of the 2 Fabulous Beachfront Apartments. If you are looking for a unique, high standard, sea view apartment right on the beach, a well-organized arrival and departure, and helpful travel advice (including a rental car sent directly to the apartment), then feel free to contact us. :) My original prices are in Canadian dollars, but it is possible to pay in euros or American dollars etc.
APARTMENT FEATURES: Absolute frontline, 2 sleeping rooms, 60m2, superior quality, unique, cool, bright, high wooden ceilings (loft), French balcony doors (loft), 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, an INCREDIBLY BREATHTAKING 180° FULL UNBLOCKED SEAVIEW, a large completely private balcony with absolutely spectacular sunsets, and 2 fantastic outdoor swimming pools right next to the apartment.
THE ABSOLUTE BEACHFRONT LOFT APARTMENT
Located in a low-rise building, 3rd/top floor, this apt has the best view of the entire building!
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 and 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: 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.
* June - September rental Sunday to Sunday.
* Smoking only on the balcony.
* Check-in: 14.00 - Check-out: before 10.00. Please inquire if interested in different check-in/check out times.
OUR RATES INCLUDE: Wifi May - October (Nov-April 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 and 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 / 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.