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A holiday rental in Balaia provides comfort away from home.

The small town of Balaia is nestled on Portugal's Algarve coast. A landscape of traditional whitewashed houses with terracotta roofs surrounded by pine and almond trees await visitors. There are two first-rate beaches, as well as a number of bars and restaurants. Golfers can delight in the beautiful courses in town as well as those nearby. The town's proximity to the tourist centre of Albufeira means guests are never far from the action. A holiday in Balaia is the right choice for those looking for the chance to unwind and relax, and HomeAway is the place to find a apartment in Balaia.

Whether it be a family of four in need of an apartment with a pool and air conditioning, or a couple searching for an off-the-beaten path apartment with a seaside balcony for romantic evenings, HomeAway has got it covered. Rental villas in Balaia are also an option. Many of these rental facilities come equipped with internet and satellite TV and put guests as close – or as far – from the town centre as desired.

HomeAway also offers other holiday rentals in the Albufeira region.

Things to do

Golf:

The Algarve region is known for its golf courses, and Balaia has its own 9-hole course. It is located directly on the cliffs, providing players with some nice views. A driving range and putting green as well as a Gold Academy are also on site.

Praia da Maria Luisa:

This sandy beach is one of the two located in Balaia. It is quiet and secluded, though the beach bar located here is popular with tourists and locals alike. The surrounding cliffs provide a beautiful backdrop.

Misericórdia Chapel:

This chapel was constructed atop a former Arab mosque in the 15th century. The devastating earthquake in 1755 all but demolished the original structure and what visitors see today is a the reconstruction of the body and main doorway in the Gothic style.

Castle Walls:

Visitors to Balaia can see the remains of the original castle walls. The 1755 earthquake destroyed most of it, but the ruins of one of the towers can be found at the Rua Joaquim Pedro Samora. It served as the northern entrance to the city.

Xorino Cave:

This interesting natural formation is located on the beach, within the cliffs near Albufeira. It served as a hiding place for the fugitive Moors during the Christian Reconquest in the 13th century. Guided tours are available during high season.

Albufeira Strip:

The famous Avenida Dr. Fancisco Sa Carneiro, or 'strip' in Albufeira is the place to go for a night out on the town. It is located about two miles from Balaia. Many of the bars and clubs located here are open 24 hours a day, and there are numerous restaurants to choose from.

Weather in Balaia

Balaia, like the rest of the Algarve coast, enjoys sunshine and warm temperatures all year long. Balaia, though, has a relatively low summer temperature in comparison to other towns in the region; July is the warmest month in Balaia with an average temperature of 24°C. Sunshine is bountiful; some days in July are graced with 14 uninterrupted hours of sunshine. January is the coolest month with temperatures averaging 12°C, and December is the wettest.

Travel to Balaia

Faro Airport (FAO) is located approximately 25 miles from Balaia. At the airport, there are many options for car hire and taxis are plentiful. It is advisable to book a ride in advance for a better rate. The drive takes about 40 minutes along the A22 or N125. Visitors can also take a bus or train from Faro city centre to Albufeira and grab a taxi to Balaia from there. Timetables are available online.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      One of the best villas around !

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We previously stayed at the villa next door to this one and had a wonderful stay and were impressed with VIP Algarve property and the location of the villa,so because of this we decided to stay in this villa to see what this one had to offer. As before we were very impressed with the villa.All the rooms are tastefully furnished,and each bedroom has a TV with English channels,along with the main TV in the lounge. The kitchen is a nice size and we liked having the use of the double fridge and freezer,which was able hold plenty of fresh and frozen food for all 7 of us who were staying.One area that could improved is more plates as there was only 7 dinner plates that we could find,so we found we were washing them up all the time. Outside is beautiful ! the gardens are well maintained and look very tropical with the types of plants they have and the large grassed area which was great for the kids to run around on The swimming pool was used every day as we opted to have it heated,and even in October the water temperature was the warmest I've ever felt in any pool,I would definitely recommend paying the little extra it costs to have it,especially if you have young children.Another improvement that could be made is for the decking to go all the way up to the pool steps,as we found the pool was getting grass in it from off our feet,and extra decking would help prevent this. Location wise the villa is located at the end of a cul de sac which means it is very quiet as it doesn't have cars driving past.Only about a 10 minute walk away there is a mini mart and a further 15 minutes away from that is a larger supermarket.About half way between these two places are a number of restaurants,our personal favourite being Tiffany's Indian. So we would all definitely recommend this villa and VIP Algarve property. A special thanks again to Isabel and Carlos
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 18-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      All the comforts of home away from home

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Stayed here in mid oct with my husband and 10 month old baby. The apartment is well stocked with all the necessary equipment in the kitchen, living room, bedroom. Cot and high chair there made life easier for the baby. The resort has many pools, but all probably a bit cold for october, but one outdoor heated pool made it livable. The apartment gives free wifi which was great as the resort would normally charge for this. There is a gym and indoor pool just around the corner which has a small additional charge to use. The on site supermarket is well stocked and not too overpriced with particularly good coffe for very cheap. The apartment itself has a few little signs of wear, but overall would recommend it fully. Restaurants are under 10 mins walk away, as is the main supermarket for the area.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      Lovely homely villa

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      I agree with other reviews about how lovely this villa is. We had a very relaxing stay here and unlike many places it actually felt lived in with books, pictures (many by Jane herself) etc rather than the usual bare white walls. The villa was very well equipped with essentials and more and also very clean. Possibly the best attribute for us as a family was the privacy, a secluded garden and pool was a lovely bonus.Wifi was good so that kept everyone happy too! Communication with Jane made arrangements run to plan and we hope to return in the near future.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016