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FREE WiFi Luxury 2 Bed 2 Bath Apartment with AIR CON On The Monte Dourado Resort

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Luxury Accommodation and Only a 5 Minute Walk To The Beach.

FREE Wi-Fi, AIR CONDITIONING, ACCESS TO A HEATED POOL ~ Luxuriously appointed two bedroom two bathroom apartment with a private roof terrace, balcony, spacious lounge, modern kitchen and bathrooms, Cable TV providing English TV channels (BBC1 & 2, ITV, CBBC, Sky News and Sky Sports1), widescreen TV, DVD, speaker with iPod docking station and a log burning fire for the cooler months. Ideally situated on the highly acclaimed Monte Dourado resort. The apartment enjoys a privileged hill-top position overlooking the Carvoeiro valley; it is within strolling distance of the beautiful Carvoeiro beach and the wide selection of shops, bars and restaurants which has something to suit all tastes. The apartment is fully furnished and equipped to a very high standard and has FREE ACCESS to Wi-Fi. Monte Dourado has 5 different pool areas (the largest being heated all year round), each with a main pool and a toddler pool. There are also two tennis courts. Both of these facilities are available for use by all clients. The apartment sleeps 5 with a travel cot, highchair or folding bed available for hire, on request.

The apartment is ideally suited for families. It is ideal for children due to the close proximity to the pool area. Both pools can be viewed whilst you are having a chilled drink on the balcony. Pool towels are provided and can be exchanged for fresh towels via reception for one Euro each. Alternatively, you may choose to launder these yourself. The apartment is locally managed so that any problems can be addressed immediately. For your convenience there is a telephone in the apartment which is free for incoming calls but outgoing calls are expensive and are an extra cost that you will need to pay before departure. Please note that the apartment is non-smoking.

There is a good size balcony with furniture, a private roof terrace with your own sun loungers and a built in BBQ that has all day sun and overlooks the pools. For your comfort, there is a wood burning stove for use during the cooler autumn and winter months. Guests have the use of five pool areas on the complex including a heated pool as well as two tennis courts. There is plenty of off road parking at the resort. However, there is no need for a car as everything is on your doorstep. Including a doctor’s surgery, dentist and chemist. There is a good bus network and taxi service. There are several golf courses nearby as well as a tennis club, gym and horse riding.

Please note that all electricity bills for bookings between October and March are the responsibility of the guest and should be paid at reception before departure.

Discounts for long lets (8 weeks minimum).

Prices may be subject to change at owners' discretion. Terms of payment: a non-refundable 30% deposit is required as confirmation of booking. Balance payable 8 weeks before the holiday start date. A security deposit of £150 is required against damages, refundable on return of keys and with no reported damage to the property.

More Details
Registration Number : 24997/AL

Owner
Karen Larsen
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Carvoeiro in Municipality of Lagoa

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Both Bathrooms have been re-tiled and fully refurbished. En-suite bathroom to master bedroom with bath/shower, wc, wash sink, bidet, toiletries cupboard and hair dryer. Bathroom 2 with wc, sink and shower cubicle.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Two double bedrooms both with large built in wardrobes, bed side tables and chest of draws for additional storage. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and has the luxury of a new King size bed. Bedroom 2 is equipped with 2 good sized single beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Lounge room tastefully furnished with sofa, two armchairs and coffee table. Dining table and 6 chairs, a flat screen TV with cable TV providing BBC1 & 2, ITV, CBBC, Sky News and Sky Sports 1 channels. DVD player and hifi with ipod docking station. Patio doors lead out to the balcony. There is everything you would expect in a fully equipped spacious kitchen that can cater for up to 6 people if you are entertaining. Cooker, hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, microwave, kettle, coffee maker, toaster, iron/ironing board. Maid service is provided three days a week for basic cleaning. Additional cleaning can be arranged at guests' expense. Towels are changed twice per week and bedlinen once per week. Pool towels are provided.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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FREE WiFi Luxury 2 Bed 2 Bath Apartment with AIR CON On The Monte Dourado Resort
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews
5

Home from home. Simply stunning.

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we stepped through the door, we felt at home straight away. Booked a weeks stay for two couples in May 2018 and had the most amazing time.

The apartment is spacious with two great sized bedrooms and is fully equipped with everything you need. Set up on top of the Monte Dourado resort, the private roof terrace has great views over the resort and you can capture some fantastic sunsets whilst having a BBQ and dining al fresco. We had a couple of nights using the BBQ buying meat produce from the market literally 5 mins away. The roof terrace is also perfect through the daytime with the sun loungers so you can top up the tan in complete peace.

There is also a balcony off the lounge which at the end of the day is a real sun trap to catch the last bit of sunshine. You may need to use the pool in the complex to cool off!!

The apartment is situated about 5 mins walk from the main part of the town where there is an abundance of restaurants for some great food. Be sure to try Ele & Ella, Taste, Mar d’Fora (great views over the cliffs) and Restaurant a Rede. There is also a little bar called Decadente as you come down into the town, perfect little hideaway.

There are plenty of supermarkets about a 5 minute drive out of town (Aldi, Intermarche and Apolonia) for everything you need. Found Intermarche to be the best of the ones we used.

All in all, we couldn’t fault this place in any way and will definitely return again very soon. Perfect for families and couples with everything well catered for. A big thank you to Eric and Karen for their help and thoroughly enjoyed our time.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Russell, We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our home from home apartment! We love to stay there for the reasons you mention : great variety of bars/restaurants, great location of the apartment which is near enough to walk into the town and far enough away for a peaceful nights sleep, a roof terrace ideal for relaxing with a drink watching the sun setting and a pool to cool off in!! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Karen and Eric
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5

If you want to relax , this is the place to stay

  • 5 of 5

A very nice property and everything you need for a great holiday

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Apartment in a lovely little town

  • 5 of 5

Arrived at the reception to pick up the keys for the apartment earlier than was expected. Reception was extremely helpful and the apartment was ready.

The apartment itself was well decorated, light and modern, clean and had a very homely feel about it. The service team was great all week and the lady was very friendly, my two daughters looked forward to seeing her.

The swimming pool attached to the apartment was unheated but having tried out the complexes heated pool (only a short walk away) the kids and I braved the unheated pool as they had it more to themselves.

The beds were clean with plenty of blankets for the time of year and comfortable enough.

The kitchen was well equipped and both the hob and oven worked well.

The bathrooms were clean and relatively modern.

The lounge/dinner was comfortable with plenty of seating for the three of us and the balcony had plain white plastic chairs and table to sit out on, again room for the three of us.

We didn't use the roof terrace or BBQ.

The apartment had TV (which we didn't use), AC, Hairdryer, Iron and Ironing Board, Clothes Airer, Books to read and plenty of storage.

The owners had left some small toys in the cupboard eg beach ball, older boogie board, bucket and spade, probably left by other visitors but great for the kids when you have to travel relatively light.

Carvoeiro itself is a lovely town with easy access to the beach, restaurants, bars and smaller supermarkets. A larger supermarket is on the outside of the town and even bigger ones in Lagoa about 4 miles away.

Dealing directly with the Owners was easy and friendly with plenty of contact. We paid for the apartment through this website for security.

All in all an excellent and enjoyable holiday

Point of Note: I had taken out a travel visa card (Revolut) with Euros on and struggled to use this in Carvoeiro, as many of the bars, shops and restaurants use a cheaper POS system which doesn't except the card. However I could use it in the ATM and at the larger supermarket in Lagoa.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review of our apartment, the staff at the resort and the village of Carvoeiro itself. We are so pleased to hear that you all had a wonderful time especially your daughters. It is an ideal family resort and hopefully, we may welcome you back in the future. Kind regards, Karen and Eric
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4

Comfortable accommodation within walking distance to shops, restaurants and ocean.

  • 4 of 5

Our apartment was well equipped and comfortable. Any small issues we had were quickly addressed by staff. The location is great for individuals with or without a vehicle as everything is within close walking distance including the ocean. Great view and roof terrace is a nice asset.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent Apartment and Location

  • 5 of 5

We are just back from a wonderful holiday in Carvoeiro. The apartment exceed our expectations, it is spotless, extremely spacious with lots of storage space and has everything you could need. The super king sized bed in the main bedroom is extremely comfortable and the air conditioning was very smooth (not noisy at all). There are 2 showers with good power and plenty of hot water.

We enjoyed sitting on the balcony in the morning looking at the beautiful view of Carvoeiro as well as the beautiful sunsets early in the evening.

The pool area is medium sized so there wasn’t any noise from other holiday makers in the morning or at night. There is a larger pool also in the resort. The resort is at the top of a hill, but if you are in reasonably good health it is very easy to walk up and down the hill (10 min walk).

Carvoeiro is a great area for families. The nightly entertainment in the square by the beach was very entertaining for children and adults. We ate out every night and the number and variety of restaurants was fantastic (every meal was delicious and people are very friendly and chatty). We also hired a car and toured the beautiful beaches and mountains of the Algarve.

The booking process from start to finish with Karen was easy and personable. Check in and Check Out at the resort was smooth, no problem for us to get a late check out at 2pm, just give reception 2-3 days notice.

I would highly recommend Karen’s apartment and Carvoeiro. We can’t wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased our apartment exceeded your expectations. It is an ideal base for touring around the Algarve due to its location. Equally, the resort itself has an abundance of different restaurants/bars all serving a variety of different food of high quality. We cant wait for you to return to Carvoeiro in the near future!! Regards, Karen and Eric
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Family Friendly Apartment

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday and a large part of that was down to he apartment. We felt at home as soon as we walked through the door and it was more than we expected it to be. On arrival we were made to feel very welcome by they staff at reception however the welcome pack provided contained everything we needed to know. The apartment itself is in excellent condition and was cleaned just before we arrived with the high chair and cot already in place.

The bedrooms were extremely comfortable and the air conditioning was a welcome relief given the high temperatures for the first part of our stay. We enjoyed relaxing in the sitting room in the evening after a day of activities or sitting out on the large balcony. With the two little ones we didn't venture up onto the roof terrace but it looked like a fantastic place to spend an evening enjoying a BBQ and drinks. The kitchen came in very useful and is well stocked with cutlery, plates and pots and pans.

All in all the apartment was a very enjoyable relaxing base to have while away from home and it is certainly a place we would recommend and hope to return to either next year or in the near future. Also a big thanks to the owners, I found the process from start to finish to be more professional that some hotels that you might book through.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that our apartment exceeded your expectations! We aim to provide a home-from-home experience for all our guests which is relaxing, clean and comfortable. The staff are always more than happy to welcome all guests to the resort and together with their extensive knowledge of the resort and the Algarve in general, their advice is second to none. Yes, the roof terrace is the place to be for "sundowners" - a pity you were not able to use it this time but hopefully in the future when the children are older? It was a pleasure to welcome you to our apartment and I hope you return to Carvoeiro in the future. Regards, Karen and Eric
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Carvoeiro
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Carvoeiro
Car: not necessary

Car parking is close to the front door. Please note that the Monte Dourado resort is situated on a hillside. Its only 5 minutes walk down hill to the village and its good exercise on the way back! There are taxis in the town centre that can take you back which will cost about 3 Euros because it is so close.

TRAVEL - Carvoeiro is a 45 min drive from Faro airport. Budget airlines e.g. Thomsonfly, Flybe, Easy Jet and Jet2 fly from airports all around the UK with German wings, Hapag Lloyd flying from Germany. Most of these airlines are linked to car hire and transfer facilities though these can easily be booked independently. Car hire is available from Faro airport or within Carvoeiro. It is always advisable to book car hire and transfers in advance. We can give advice on these.

Carvoeiro is an attractive seaside resort cut with beautiful cliff top walks. Many of them on newly installed boardwalks (See Photos) A traditional way of life still thrives alongside a modern resort. The main beach is only 5 minutes walk away. There are many beautiful beaches to visit within 3km of Carvoeiro: Praia de Centianes, Praia de Carvalho, Praia de Benagil, Praia de Albandeira and Praia de Marinha which is one of the six Government designated golden beaches in Portugal singled out because of their water purity and beauty.

Carvoeiro has a beautiful sandy beach from which jet skis can be hired and short boat trips can be taken. It has two golf courses, Pinta and Gramacho within a 5 minute drive. For the children, Zoo Marine, Slide and Splash and Krazy World are within a 10 minutes drive from Carvoeiro. The beautiful cities of Lisbon and Seville (in Spain) are approx. 2 hours drive away. Lagoa is the nearest working town at 5 min drive away. Ferragudo, Portimao, Silves, Alvor are all within 15 mins drive.

GOLF - Up to 30% discount on golf fees for guests when booking one of the Pestana courses through Monte Dourado reception. Carvoeiro is an excellent location for golf enthusiasts. There are 2 courses in Carvoeiro, Quinta do Gramacho and Pinta, and there is a 9 hole course on the Vale do Milho estate. Other championship courses are Penina and Palmares which are a 30 minute drive away and Vilamoura 35 minutes drive away. Quinta do Lago and Vale Do Lobo are 40 minutes drive away.

SPECIAL INTEREST - Motor Racing: For motor racing enthusiasts, the brand new Autodromo International do Algarve located in Escapadinho, in the foothills of the coastal town of Portimao is only 20 minutes drive away. Around 195 million Euros has been allocated to the development of the Autodromo, making it the biggest investment ever in the Algarve.The circuit was opened in 2008 and has already held a round of the 'Superbike World Championship'. As well as the circuit, the project also includes a karting track, a technology park, a luxury five-star hotel, a sports complex and numerous apartments. The Carvoeiro Clube de Tennis is open to non-residents, and The School of Wind Surfing at Praia Grande Ferraguda is just 10 min drive away. Big game fishing/dolphin watching and other trips can be arranged at the resort reception desk or the tourist information office near the Carvoeiro beach. Horse riding is just outside Lagoa on the N125 road towards Albufeira.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Carvoeiro, Carvoeiro / Lagoa region

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Peak
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£990
for 7 nights
£990
 
 
High
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£760
for 7 nights
£760
 
 
Medium
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£560
for 7 nights
£560
 
 
Low
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£360
for 7 nights
£360
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

PLEASE NOTE - Claims for refunds must be requested to ourselves directly by email.
Discounts for long lets (8 weeks minimum).
Discounts for repeat guests.
Prices may be subject to change at owners' discretion. Terms of payment: a non-refundable 30% deposit is required as confirmation of booking. Balance payable 8 weeks before the holiday start date. A security deposit of £150 is required against damages, refundable on return of keys and with no reported damage to the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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