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FAB SPACIOUS 3-BEDROOM APT WITH AIR-CON/HEATING IN THE TOWN OF VIL

Caroline

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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FAB SPACIOUS 3-BEDROOM APT WITH AIR-CON/HEATING IN THE TOWN OF VIL

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday apartment in Vila Real de Santo Antonio - Varandas da Guadiana

3-Bedroom Apt. in the town of Vila Real, Border of Portugal and Spain

Large new very spacious and modern 3 bedroom apartment, sleeps six. Located on first floor. This is a private and electronically gated condominium, for extra security and peace of mind. There is also a ramp at the entrance to the complex. Lounge /dining room with 40 inch LCD screen, DVD and CD player, 3 seater, 2 seater sofas, dining table with four chairs and coffee table, with patio doors to veranda. The apt. has two large verandas front and rear with patio tables and chairs. All main rooms have air con. We are situated 1 block back from the marina with its beautiful tree lined promenade. The town has an excellent bus/rail and ferry service, therefore car hire is not essential. As the area is very flat, it is ideal for walking and cycling.

There are a number of golf courses easily accessible from Vila Real, Quinta de Cima, Quinta da Ria, Castro Marim and Calina Verde in Portugal and Isla Canela, Islanilla Portil and Rampida in Spain.

PLACES OF INTEREST

FAROL - THE LIGHTHOUSE, is a landmark in the town and can be seen from far and wide. It was erected in 1923.

In the centre of the town you will find the most popular meeting place, THE OBELISK during high season there is often live music here.

The town also boasts a STATE OF THE ART SPORTS COMPLEX, and is host to many national and international events.

The local library,' BIBLEOTECA MUNICIPLE' has free internet access.

The MANUEL CABANAS MUSEUM is dedicated to the work of Portugal’s greatest wood engraver of the 20th Century and is truly worth a visit.

The RESERVA DE NATURAL DO MATA, is an area which unites Vila Real Santo to Monte Gordo and is covered in pine trees offering a cool shade in the heat of the summer months. There are also some wonderful walks to enjoy here.

The other reserve is, THE RESERVA NAURAL DO SAPAL de Vila Real de Santo Antonio. (The salt marsh nature reserve) This reserve was created to protect the area which has exceptional characteristics and is a bird watchers paradise being home to some 153 species of birds.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Caroline (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
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Reviews

Reviews

4.6
based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

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Fab Spacious 3-Bedroom Apt with Air-Con/Heating in the town of Vil
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews
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Fab Spacious 3-Bedroom Apt with Air-Con/Heating in the town of Vil
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p450007
Vila Real de Santo Antonio Vila Real de St Antonio region
Seahouses
4

Apartment 450007

  • 4 out of 5
This is a spacious ,comfortable and clean apartment, well-equipped though probably with the owner's family in mind rather than a commercial letting. Balconies enabled guests to sit in the sun almost all day though there is hardly room for six people at a time! We did not have access to a car but found no difficulty in exploring the town (with its shops and restaurants), the beach and the local area. particularly we visited Ayamonte, Tavira and Mertola. Self catering is no problem and there is a wide variety of choice for eating out. We welcome the owner's plan to provide a house book with local information as this would have given us immediate access to local information and other peoples' experiences.
  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Peter and Evelyn, We very much appreciate the fact that you took time to write a review, it helps other guests benefit from your experience. Vila Real is a wonderful town, central to everything and car hire is not necessary. We love our apartment and are delighted you enjoyed your stay there too. We try to make it as homely as possible. You were a lovely couple to deal with and hopefully we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again. Many thanks, Caroline.
business
Fab Spacious 3-Bedroom Apt with Air-Con/Heating in the town of Vil
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p450007
Vila Real de Santo Antonio Vila Real de St Antonio region
Outer Hebrides, Scotland
5

Lovely apartment in the eastern Algarve

  • 5 out of 5
We arrived home last night after a fantastic holiday at the Varandas Da Guadiana apartment in Vila Real de St Antonio. The apartment was lovely and the sun shone for the whole time. Easily the best weather that we have experienced in the Algarve at New Year (5th time). It did get very cold at night though (4 degrees!), but the sunshine made up for it.

Were were warmly welcomed by Carlos on arrival and given a quick tour of the apartment. He also provided directions to the local baker (more about that later).

The apartment is spacious, well equipped, clean and well maintained. Furniture is all of a high standard. The rear balcony is a bit of a sun trap even in December/January. It is also within easy walking distance to the town square.

There are a good few small supermarkets and one reasonably large supermarket in easy walking distance and there is also a large Pingo Dolce, a Lidl and an Intermarche supermarket in the town. We used a small local butcher for meat. Good quality and reasonable prices. We found two fishmongers but they were both closed - possibly holidays. Intermarche and Pingo both have good quality fresh fish but you have to make sure that it has not been on their ice shelf for too long! The counter staff are happy to clean the fish for you.

There is a cracking little bakers (best morning rolls ever!) two minutes walk from the apartment and the cafe attached has great coffee and free wi-fi (at 80 cents for a chilled bottle of Sagres the beer is nearly free as well).

We eat in a lot, but the O Cisne restaurant serves fantastic food at a very reasonable price and is less than five minute walk. A meal for 4 with a litre of pleasant house red for 50 Euros cannot be bad. The grilled chicken and the roast pork were superb and the fish of the day was straight from the sea that day!

As a lot of local restaurants were closed we ended up at the Chinese Restaurant near to the town square on New Years Day. It was also good and again a lot cheaper than back home.

There are plenty of golf courses nearby but we stuck with the Seve Ballesteros designed Quinta do Valle as it took us three rounds to work out how to avoid the water!

Having spent a New Year holiday in Lagos four times, VRStA was a pleasant alternative and we would hope to be back soon to explore a bit more.

Richard, the owner, was very helpful and very easy to deal with and we would be happy to recommend this apartment.
  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Fab Spacious 3-Bedroom Apt with Air-Con/Heating in the town of Vil
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p450007
Vila Real de Santo Antonio Vila Real de St Antonio region
Cork
4

Spotless apartment in Vila Real

  • 4 out of 5
We stayed at this property in April 2011, two adults and three small children. The apartment is spacious throughout and a short walk to the town square in Vila Real. The town has a marina and a lovely paved walk along the river front which was ideal for walking with buggies and small children as it was safe and off the road. The beach in nearby Monde Gordo ( a 5 minute drive) is gorgeous, beautiful white sand and lovely little restaurants for snacks. coffees etc. The swimming pool was out of action during our stay. We mostly self catered as our children are so young and there is a good supermarket (Pingo Doce) a short drive away. The apartment has everything, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave etc you need when holidaying with young children. We were lucky with the weather for most of our time there and on the wet days we were able to drive to Seville (well worth a visit) and Huelva in Spain. We also drove to the big shopping centre in Faro which has Massimo Dutti, Zara home and a huge Continente (like Tescos), all prices considerably cheaper than at home. The agent met us at the property and was very helpful as were the owners. We were slightly concerned about paying the entire amount due in advance but there was no problem and the owners generously accomodated our early arrival on the first day. The nearby ferry ride across the river to Spain was a great success with the kids. An accessible and reasonably priced property for an all round family holiday.
  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Fab Spacious 3-Bedroom Apt with Air-Con/Heating in the town of Vil
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p450007
Vila Real de Santo Antonio Vila Real de St Antonio region
London
5

Nice place and child friendly

  • 5 out of 5
This apartment is built and furnished to a very high standard with room for 6 people to stay and still have separate living and eating rooms.
They provided a travel cot for my one year to use that he loved and the floors are practical tiling throughout so easy to clear any toddler spills.
The apartment is within 5 minutes of the running track (with play park next door) and 10 minutes of a good supermarket near the main square.
We had a really relaxing time and my 1 year loved being there and going to the beach every day at Monte Gordo.
It was easy to park around the apartment block and whilst the swimming pool wasn't working yet when we were there, when it is completed it is going to be wonderful for the long hot days of spring/summer/autumn away from the grey and drab UK and northern Europe.
  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2011
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Fab Spacious 3-Bedroom Apt with Air-Con/Heating in the town of Vil
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p450007
Vila Real de Santo Antonio Vila Real de St Antonio region
Derby, England
4

Vila Real.

  • 4 out of 5
I found the facilities within excellent, a lovely clean well furnished place to stay that was well within walking distance of both the pleasant river front and restaurants.
Ideally suited for visiting both Spain and Portugal and relaxing beaches were within distance.
Minor flaw was that the pool was unavailable during our stay but the plus sides of the accomodation overcame this.
Enjoying the local entertainment and visits to both Monte Gordo and Ayamonte are recommended.
  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Fab Spacious 3-Bedroom Apt with Air-Con/Heating in the town of Vil
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p450007
Vila Real de Santo Antonio Vila Real de St Antonio region
Wolverhampton
5

First Class Apartment

  • 5 out of 5
The apartment was superb and has been done to a really high standard - loads of space and in a great location. We were greeted by the owners Rep who was especially helpful and very friendly. The owners themselves have also been especially helpful throughout. We would definately recommend the apartment and the town was wonderful too - loads to do and great restaurants too. The beach is in walking distance and a short hop on the ferry takes you over to Spain if you want to explore further. There are details in the apartment of some of the great excursions too.

A great place for families to have a relaxing holiday
  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
.
Nearest Ferry
500 Metres
Vila Real
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Castro Marim
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Vila Real
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
EN122
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
.
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Sierra Navada
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Vila Real
Car: not necessary

**** 5 mins drive to unspoilt beach

**** 7 mins drive to Monto Gordo Blue Flag beach and town with casino, cafes, bars and nightclubs

**** 10 mins to Castro Marim with its medieval castle and golf club

**** 20 mins to Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Club Monte Rei

**** 10 mins drive to Ayamonte Spain or 10 mins by ferry

**** 1 hr 15 mins to Seville, Spain

**** 5 mins walk to IAAF accredited sports complex where athletes from all over Europe come for warm weather training. There is an 8-lane polytan track and indoor training facilities catering for athletics basketball, handball, gymnastics, judo, taekwondo, tennis, football, rugby, archery, volleyball, badminton, triathlon, weightlifting and swimming.

**** Car Hire is not essential as the town has an excellent bus/rail and ferry service which can be used to explore the surrounding areas.

**** 3 min walk to the quaint and charming town square with its orange trees, cafes, traditional family run fish restaurants and many shops selling local ware, gifts, leathers etc.

**** It is located just 52km from Faro Airport and is quite easy to get to from Faro. Taking the A22 east you will soon see the signs for Vila Real Santo Antonio popping up.

Both the bus and train from Faro to Vila Real are quite reasonably priced at around €4.55 each way.

There is a regular ferry from Vila Real Santo Antonio across the Guadiana River to the neighbouring town in Spain, Ayamonte.

During the 80’s and 90’s VRSA was a very busy and popular place as it was the last stop before Spain and the only way across the Guadiana River was by ferry, however since the construction of the Guidiana Bridge the town tends to be bypassed.

SUN, SURF AND OPEN SKIES OF THE ALGARVE: The key asset with this apartment is its location. It is central to everything, yet situated in a peaceful and tranquil environment of a lazy town with its beautiful marina and restaurants. Myself, I love peace and quiet, but I also like activity for when I get bored! Here I have both, I can just walk along the promenade for 5 mins and find myself in the town square.

When booking a holiday always remember location, location, location. It saves on transport, time and money. Don't compromise when you don't have to!

BEAT THE WINTER BLUES: With about 3,000 hours of sunshine a year & a very mild winter, the Algarve is probably as close as you'll get to a sure thing for a warm and bright break at the tail end of the year. If you're looking for a fun winter getaway, there are all kinds of activities you can get stuck into here, from surfing to golf, from sight-seeing to cycling or just chilling by the pool. So make sure to pack the sun cream!

Cooler temperatures and quieter roads make winter an ideal time to get on your bike. There are a number of cycling tours - from relatively gentle scenic rambles to challenging off-road routes for keen mountain bikers. Cycle lanes are along the main roads in Vila Real and part of everyday travel. There is a continuous, straight and very flat cycle lane from Vila Real to our neighbouring town of Monto Gordo, which even to the 'unfit and inexperienced cyclist', is extremely enjoyable and safe to use. Wheely Good!!

CHILL OUT IN WINTER - WITHOUT THE WINTER CHILL: After October, everyone has time to talk, the locals have relaxed and the general atmosphere is very happy. Here in Vila Real, you'll meet the locals and discover a different Algarve. In winter, oranges and lemons ripen on the trees, while streams start to flow after the barren months of the summer. Along with unspoilt countryside, the villages themselves are hidden gems, where traditional life goes on as it has done for centuries, a million miles away from the coastal resorts of Western Algarve.

The Algarve has miles of beaches that will be virtually empty over the winter months. Average sea temperatures in Eastern Algarve rarely dip below 16C so even swimming is not out of the question. It can be into the late 20s during the day at any point in the Winter. Last February, everyone was wearing suncream and boardies on the beach. October brought temperatures as high a 40C! It's the perfect place to chill out in winter - without the winter chill.......

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Vila Real de St Antonio region

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October
1 Oct 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
7 night minimum stay
€500
for 7 nights
€500
 
 
November/December
1 Nov 2014 - 20 Dec 2014
7 night minimum stay
€500
for 7 nights
€500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit €200
Notes Occupancy level stated and agreed at time of booking cannot be exceeded. Failure to abide by this will result in immediate termination of the rental and requirement to vacate the premises. No refund will be offered for breach of the terms of the contract.

We strongly recommend all independent travellers obtain adequate insurance with cancellation cover before their journey.

Deposit of €200 i
25% Booking Deposit is required at time of booking.

Balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival. For bookings made less than 8 weeks of arrival date, the total amount is due.

Saturday to Saturday Bookings preferred during peak season (July/August). Flexible all other times.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Vila Real de Santo Antonio in Vila Real de St Antonio region

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Main bathroom consists of bath/shower over, sink, WC bidet and vanity unit. En-suite consists of shower cubicle with WC and sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Dbl bed, built in wardrobes, ensuite bathroom, veranda
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Built in wardrobes
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Built in wardrobes, shared veranda with kitchen
  • Bedroom 1 Large double bed, built in wardrobes, ensuite bathroom and patio door opening onto shared veranda with sitting room. Bedroom 2 Two single beds, built in wardrobes. Bedroom 3 Two single beds, wardrobe and shared veranda with kitchen.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Gated Community
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Vila Real is situated next to the Guadiana River and on the opposite side, we have the spanish town of Ayamonte. It is a very pleasant and relaxing experience to cross the river by the original ferry boat and visit Ayamonte with its many shops and zoo etc. (and gain an hour when you come back!) You can also take a boat trip up the river to the charming small unspoilt Portuguese town of Alcoutim. The town of Monto Gordo is 5 mins drive away with its famous casino offering evening entertainment with spectacular floor shows as well as gambling and dining. The beach has the highest average sea temperature in the Algarve which makes swimming most enjoyable. Here you can avail of the sunbeds and watersports or perhaps eat at one of the many restaurants dotted along the coastline.

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