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Beautiful Apartment With Pool, Family Friendly, Great For Golfers

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday apartment in Encosta das Oliveiras - Mar & Golf Apartments

3 Bed, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 6, Overlooks Pool And Golf Course With Large Balconies

Situated in a small complex of only 12 apartments with a large garden and shared pool suitable for adults and children in the heart of the Millennium Golf Course and overlooking the 15th Fairway and directly over the pool. Access to the pool is via a staircase and rear door direct into the garden.

3 bedroomed - all with oversize twin beds and 1 ensuite. Additional shower room and toilet. Large lounge/dining room with feature fireplace with full dining table, large flat screen TV with sky, DVD and Video player and music system and ipod docking station, access to the front balcony from the lounge which is a real suntrap late afternoon.

The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, fridge freezer and table and chairs. From the kitchen is access to the beautiful large secure balcony with built in BBQ and full dining set, umbrella and sunbeds. It is a real suntrap and shelter as there are no apartments above.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Sarah and Kevin Yates
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
15 September, 2016
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About Sarah and Kevin Yates

We are private owners who have furnished our apartment as 'home from home'. We run and maintain the property to a high standard. We have enjoyed many times there with our teenage girls and our sons who are 9 and 3 and we are looking forward to more happy times with them and our family and friends.

Sarah and Kevin Yates purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Sarah and Kevin Yates chose Vilamoura Resort and Golf area

We fell in love with Vilamoura and the apartment on our first visit to the Algarve. It was late October and beautifully warm. We love the weather and have been in every month of the year and always had sun! We got engaged in a restaurant in Vilamoura marina and bought rings from a lovely antique jeweller in the marina who is still there! The location of the apartment is both beautiful and quiet but not far away from many attractions and activities. Family members are keen golfers and particularly enjoy the surrounding courses and golf academy with driving range and full practice facilities. The pool and beach are big favourites with all of us especially the children who never want to leave!

What makes this apartment unique

We purchased the apartment from new and particularly fell in love with the quiet, not overlooked, location, the views over the golf course and the beautiful garden area and large pool.

The marina is stunning, fantastic boats, huge array of quality bars and restaurants and a great place to spend lots of time 'people watching' and relaxing in the sun.

We were particularly impressed by the quality of Vilamoura with palm tree lined avenues and beautifully maintained gardens and the stunning 7km of sandy beach. It all 'oozed' quality and we wanted to be a part of that.


based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

Beautiful Apartment With Pool, Family Friendly, Great For Golfers
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We have been staying at this apartment for the last three years running which in itself will give you an idea of our views. On our first visit we were given complete instructions as to how to get there being about 25 minutes drive from Faro and were met by either Ray or Carol who are responsible for the high standard of maintenance required by the owners. We hired a car as my wife finds it hard to walk far and we were concerned about being on the first floor. On arrival, the 15 steps up to the apartment were gradual and with a landing about half way up. they were not difficult to climb. We were more than pleased that we had chosen to be on the first floor as the suntrap balcony and lack of any overhanging properties meant that we could spend all day outside.The uninterrupted views over the golf course and the pool were delightful. A BBQ is available and encourages eating in the open air. Our family, which includes our two grandsons, come to visit and even then there is plenty of space and still feels very homely. The apartment is just about 15 minutes from the beaches which our grandchildren love and the marina at Vilamoura is always full of life. The neighbouring town of Quarteira with its more local population and its lovely esplanade where one can stroll leisurely alongside the sea and with benches at regular intervals makes it a regular event. Local supermarkets are open all hours and numerous restaurants cater for all tastes and budgets. All in all a lovely place to relax and enjoy a holiday knowing that the accommodation, the customer service and the area are all first class.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
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Just loved it all!

  • 5 of 5

The holiday had a couple of firsts for us...visiting Portugal and hiring an apartment.

So a little apprehensive but from the off the owners were so helpful with advice from everything from flights to what to do and where to go when we got there.

The Villa is in a great location along side the fairway of the Millennium golf club - it was so quiet and relaxing...didn't play golf as we were far too busy sunning ourselves on the balcony with it's BBQ or down at the pool side which we enjoyed - large, very clean and well maintained as is the surrounding area.

The Villa was immaculate...very clean, spacious, well maintained and had every thing to hand that we need.

We didn't hire a car as we like to walk, but next time we will to ensure we get out and about...there are some beautiful beaches and coves to visit in the area and so safe - ideal for those with a young family.

A visit to Vilamoura Marina is a must, particularly at night, great restaurants and bars...a little expensive at those at the front but we found some less so but equally as good at the back of the Marina...my wife said the shopping was pretty good as well!

The owners also recommended a number of Portugese restaurants that we visited in the nearby picturesque towns - they were excellent...great food and value.

We had a marvellous holiday...we loved the area and the Villa...you can be sure that what you see on the owners web site is what you get...highly recommend!

We came back relaxed and tanned...will be back for more of the same!

Patrick & Rosey

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
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We'll definitely be coming back!

  • 5 of 5

A very clean, very homely and spacious accommodation. The location is best served with a car, the setting is so relaxing and tranquil and ideal for a young family or couples. The beaches in the area are superb and very safe. We hired a car and visited some of the fantastic coves to the West and also some lovely towns in land notably Loule on market day.

The owners also recommended a number of restaurants to visit and I would also highly recommend you visit these, we had some superb meals. Mind you a BBQ at the villa is also a must with meat from the the local supermarket in Vilamoura.

The pool area is excellent, large, very clean and well maintained.

The Marina at Vilamoura is superb at night, excellent restaurants on the marina front that maybe a little more expensive than in land but still excellent food.

The owners are rightly very proud of the Villa and go to great lengths to keep you informed of what's happening in the area during your stay, making recommendations and just ensuring you have a great time.

Overall we could not fault the Villa - we had a superb holiday and of course the weather was excellent.

We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
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  • 2 of 5

A casa apresenta vários problemas que passo a enumerar:

- mal se entra em casa sente-se um cheiro intenso a fumo proveniente da lareira que é extremamente desagradável e que nos faz sentir numa casa de aldeia e não numa casa de praia,

- O ar condicionado do quarto com suite não funcionava o que foi péssimo já que estava muito calor.

- Várias coisas estragadas ou em mau estado (espreguiçadeiras, só há 3 três protecções para 4 camas, portas que dão para as varandas não fecham bem, vários móveis em mau estado...)

-A casa estava suja, em especial a cozinha e utensílios existentes. Foi necessário fazer uma máquina de louça para se conseguir usar pratos, copos, talheres, etc..

- A zona da piscina é agradável mas o espaço torna-se pequeno para tanta gente e a água estava muito suja.

- Apesar do local estar longe de tudo ( a pé ) não é nada sossegado pois frequentemente de manhã cedo, por volta das 7h30 ou 8h00 havia corte da relva no golfe e a vizinhança era também muito barulhenta.

Por tudo isto foi uma estadia sofrível que não aconselho a ninguém.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The air conditioning is fully functional in all major rooms & brand new units were installed only 2 years ago. The apartment is well cleaned, checked & kitted out for each client stay. The furniture may not be the most modern but is all in decent condition & the apartment is comfortable & kitted out to be home from home. There are 4 useable sunbeds and mattresses. The doors all close fine but we will address a locking issue with a door but there are lockable shutters behind it so it is secure. The apartment is in a small cul de sac overlooking the golf course in a very quiet area. There is a large pool which is only shared by 12 apartments not all of which are always occupied compared to most apartments in the area which share a smaller pool with many more apartments & the pool is cleaned at least 3 times per week in the summer & as I look over the balcony now the water is crystal clear & the only noise is people chatting on their balconies! Our apartment was left in a very unclean & poor state by the writers of this review which took our cleaners a while to rectify for our next guests. We are family owners who love our apartment and rent it out as a family holiday home & we are very disappointed by this review.
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Laguna Golf club
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Laguna/ Millennium Golf club
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Laguna Golf club
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Located in a quiet and secluded location, overlooking the 15th Fairway of the Millennium Golf Course but not far from the beautiful Vilamoura Marina with lots of bars, restaurants and activities. On the way to the marina is a Fitness Trail, the terrain is flat for cycling and a little road train runs around Vilamoura on a regular basis.Falesia beach is a stunning 7km sandy beach with some small bars, restaurants and toilet facilities.

Some of our favourite days out are Zoo Marine, the Waterpark, Krazyworld, Super mini Golf and the Sand Sculptures. There are many supermarkets in the area and for a good shopping experience you can wander round the marina, drive to Algarve shopping which opens very late and is a full shopping centre with bowling and cinema too. In Vilamoura is a tennis centre and an equestrian centre and a leisure club. Not far from Vilamoura is also a Karting centre. For more historical outings you could visit the ruins in Vilamoura or take a trip out to Silves. There are some lovely restaurants away from Vilamoura too, especially on Quarteria beach and in Almancil and the Old Village.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Encosta das Oliveiras, Vilamoura Resort and Golf area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 2017
18 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early summer
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Aug 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
September 2017
4 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

We try to be very flexible and find dates that suit your holidays so please enquire.

Our normal arrival time is after 1pm and departure time 10.30am but extensions to this may be possible.

We offer discounts on stays of over 7 nights & repeat bookings - please get in touch

We are very flexible with number of nights stay & days of travel

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Encosta das Oliveiras in Vilamoura

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , In master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , General toilet and large shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , 2 Child Bed , Bunk beds & a single bed
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , oversize twin beds can be pushed together
    Master bedroom with ensuite - 3 Single Bed , 3 large beds, 2 can be pushed together plus extra bed/sofa
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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