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Cindy

Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German, albanian
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Fun 1stline Sandy Beach Pools WOW Seaview APT - Near Tirana, Durres, Airport

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Albania - Beachfront APT, Seaview, Pool

We rent 2 beautiful apartments in the same building, above and below each other.

Hi, my name is Cindy and I am originally from Canada! My husband and I rent 2 exceptional, modern, first line apartments with a 180° UNBLOCKED DIRECT BREATHTAKING SEA VIEW. They are LOCATED ON A LARGE SANDY BEACH (with no road between apt & beach), 30 m from the sea, in a popular resort complex with 2 outdoor swimming pools, in Mali i Robit - a seaside town perfectly situated 15 km south of Durrës & 35 km from the airport/Tirana. The apartments are in the same building (above/below each other), they can be rented separately or together as they are perfect for 2 families or 2 couples who would like to spend their holidays together but still want their privacy. See our other apartment - "Beachfront LOFT".

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. We also offer private, customized tours of different areas all over Albania!

APARTMENT FEATURES: Absolute frontline, 2 sleeping rooms, 60m2, superior quality, unique, cool, 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, a SPECTACULAR 180° FULL UNBLOCKED SEAVIEW, a large completely private balcony with absolutely spectacular sunsets, and 2 fantastic outdoor swimming pools right next to the apartment.

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THE ABSOLUTE BEACHFRONT APARTMENT

Located in a small, low-rise building - 2nd floor

THE ROOMS:

2 SLEEPING ROOMS:

1 bedroom with a queen-size bed

1 big living room with a double bed (pull-out couch)

1 single bed (if required)

All beds have Swiss duvets, pillows and bedding.

OTHER ROOMS:

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.

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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.

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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.

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RENTAL INFORMATION

* 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: Fast private dependable wifi internet June - September (Oct-May 15 euros flat rate), A/C, electricity, private washing machine, 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. 30 euro extra charge after 21.00.

* 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.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cindy (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German, albanian

About Cindy

Hi, my name is Cindy and I'm originally from Canada! My husband and I rent out 2 gorgeous apartments right ON the beach! It is a family business along with my father-in-law Vladi and my mother-in-law Qerime. We look forward to hosting you and making your holiday stress-free and unforgettable!

Why Cindy chose Albania

Great location. Close to airport, Durrës, Tirana, the rest of Albania.

Fun.

Exciting.

Family friendly.

Cozy, modern, comfortable.

Breath-taking sea view.

ON the beach.

What makes this apartment unique

Great, fun, lively beach resort

Lots of activities for adults and children

Inexpensive seafood and Albanian cuisine

Friendly, helpful staff and hosts

Private taxi pick-up/drop-off from the Tirana airport directly to the apartment

Close to the airport and 2 major cities Durrës and Tirana

2 apartments in the same building (above and below each other) - perfect for 2 families or 2 couples who want to spend their holidays together but still want privacy

ON the beach, 30 meters from the sea

No road between the apartment and the sea

180° full, direct, unblocked spectacular sea view from the private balcony

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was amazing!



Thank you so much for such a fabulous holiday!

We (2 couples from Russia) stayed in this amazing beachfront apartment in September 2013. It is well-equipped with everything you could possibly need (right down to the beach umbrella), it matches the pictures and description on the internet site exactly, and the location (Mali i Robit) is very picturesque! :)

I had a lot of contact with Cindy, a very sweet Canadian (Albanian husband) who is ready to answer all your questions any time of the day! Vladimir, Cindy's father-in-law, took care of us at the apartment. Despite the name, he does not speak Russian, but he does speak a little Italian. However, do not be afraid of the language barrier, it really isn't a problem at all because everyone is so warm and friendly! In general, if you need something, ask someone young - 80% of young albanians speak English. Another suggestion is to write the name of the place you want to go on a piece of paper.

If you can drag yourself away from the apartment, it is really easy to visit Durrës. You go to the main road (400 m) and catch any minibus going north! After arriving at the main bus station, you can get a gelato, go for a walk along the waterfront, or check out the famous amphitheater etc. It is also possible to take a bus from the same road to the capital, Tirana. Everything is extremely convenient, it is easy to go anywhere from Mali i Robit.



So, if you would like to visit this wonderful country, I highly recommend staying in one of Cindy & Arjol's 2 apartments located right on the coast in the center of albania ... believe me, it is such an incredible feeling having your morning coffee at arm's length from the sea! :)



Left on 24.09.2013 for a stay in September 2013

2 Couples from Samara, Russia

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Мы жили в этих апартаментах с 10 по 19 сентября 2013 года. Квартира полностью соответствует описанию, оснащена всем необходимым, вплоть до пляжного зонтика.

Я общалась с Синди, очень милый человечек, готова ответить на все вопросы в любое время суток!

Квартиру нам показывал ее свекр Владимир. Не смотря на русское имя, по-русски он не говорит, немножко говорит по-итальянски.

Не бойтесь языкового барьера, в "Крокодила" все играли? Очень помогает )))

А вообще, если хотите что-то спросить, то ищите молодежь. В 80% вам ответят на английском. Или просто проводят, куда вы хотите идти.

Место, где находится квартира, очень живописное! Доехать до Дур
Sep 2013
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Fun 1stline Sandy Beach Pools WOW Seaview APT - Near Tirana, Durres, Airport
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ein traumhafter Urlaub!

  • 5 of 5

Dies war unsere erste Reise nach Albanien, aber definitv nicht die letzte! Wir waren im Juli für 2 Wochen in diesem wunderschönen Appartment. Die Bilder versprechen nicht zu viel, die Wohnung ist wirklich traumhaft. Der Blick auf das Meer ist jeden Abend aufs Neue unvergesslich, die Wohnung ist mit viel Geschmack eingerichtet. Die Kommunikation mit Cindy war toll, wir konnten uns wegen allen Dingen an sie wenden und sie half sofort. Auch der Empfang von Vladmir und seiner Frau war warm und herzlich, wir haben uns sofort willkommen gefühlt. Unsere Freundin war ebenfalls mit, sie hatte das Appartment unter uns gemietet. Albanien ist ein wunderschönes Land mit sehr gastfreundlichen und hilfsbereiten Menschen. Wir werden auf jeden Fall wieder kommen!!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Modern apartment on the beach

  • 5 of 5

My wife, 2 children an me had amazing time in Mali i Robit. There are many activities for children, beach bars and restaurant everywhere, you can walk from apartment. Delicious veal and seafood for low prices, we didn't believe was still possible in Europe. It is nice feeling to buy and eat what you want and dont think about price. We have great time, we don't want to go home. Next time we will come and invite our friends becaues Cindy rent 2 apartments in same building.

We went in June, great time to go – perfekt weather, no rain.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Mali i Robit - Appartments near Durres - 18 People

  • 5 of 5

I had been in touch with Cindy since April 2014, on and off, trying to arrange a holiday for direct and extended family, friends and I, a total of 18 people (13 adults and 5 children) to stay at Cindy's appartments in Mali i Robit (close to Durres, in Albania) in August 2014. We chopped and changed our plans on numerous occassions, yet Cindy was great on every occassion, constantly accomodating our ever changing requirements; always bright, chirpy, positive and efficient. She went over and above what was expected to ensure we would have a lovely holiday. She even e-mailed us details of sights to see, decent restaurants, comprehensive local travel schedules etc. On arrival at Mali i Robit, Vladimir, Cindy's father in law, met us as promised, and gave us a tour of the appartments and resort. Both Vladimir and his wife were great and ensured we had everything we required. In addition, when our travel plans had changed and we had to delay our departure time, they were extremely accomodating, and made the process extremely smooth and seemless. Coming from the UK I had preconceptions on the type of holiday I would have. I was extremely suprised by eveything: The appartments were amazing, you could hear the sounds of the waves in bed, the beeches were clean, the resort staff and locals extremely friendly, the entertainment for the children was perfect, evening entertainment was cultural and there was something for everyone with the live music, local singers and DJs, pool area was spotless and drinks and food in the area were cheap, without compromising quality. Parasols and 2 beach beds could be rented for €2 per day, and slightly more in the pool area. Usual meal for 18 people with drinks (some alcohol - beers) was something like €50, BARGAIN! Broadband connection in all 3 appartments was superfast. It seems as though more and more foreigners are hearing about this bargain find (Mali i Robit). While we were there, we noticed tourists from Spain, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Slovakia, even Russia. Would definitely recomend this place as a holiday destination, but more importantly for us Brits who like things arranged for us efficiently and with expectations of a certain standard, I would strongly recomend contacting Cindy and renting her appartments. She is great! We are definitely returning next year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Excellent stay

  • 4 of 5

We are a mature couple from New Zealand who have spent 2 weeks travelling through Albania. We chose Mali i Robit because of its beach location and the attraction of Cindy's apartment. We were not disappointed! The apartment is exactly as presented in the photos. It is very well equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay. This beachfront apartment has easy access to a number of very good restaurants and is located side by side with other up-market hotels/apartments. From our initial enquiry Cindy has been extremely helpful and communicative. The information she provided was comprehensive and very useful, both regarding the apartment and what to see and do in in northern Albania. As independent travellers without a car Cindy and Vladimir's help and advice was much appreciated. Vladimir met us on arrival at the apartment and showed us everything. At the end of our stay he took us to the highway where he had pre-arranged for the bus to Saranda to pick us up. It made it really easy for us.

We have thoroughly enjoyed our travels in Albania. The people we have met have been extremely friendly and helpful. The restaurants we have eaten at have provided very good freshly cooked food at very reasonable prices.

The combination of lovely beaches, World Heritage Sites and the diversity of the cities and towns has made this a truly memorable holiday.

p.s. The local wines are also very good.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
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2 Beachfront Apartments, 2 Happy Families

  • 5 of 5

We rented both of Cindy and Arjol's apartments in July 2014 and glad we did. We had an excellent holiday, one of the best ever.

We were a bit hesitant to try mid-Albania because we didn't know much about it, we had only been to the south. So we tried something new and discovered "Golem", the area of Albania that has the beautiful, large sandy beaches (the apartments are in Mali i Robit, which is in Golem).

Cindy's apartments are not just ordinary apartments, they are really special - well decorated, well equipped, and the direct sea view from the balcony is simply spectacular. And having 2 apartments in the same building is just perfect for 2 families who want to spend their holidays together but don't want to share 1 apartment.

The apartments are inside a resort complex with many activities for children and adults. There are cocktail bars and restaurants which serve seafood and traditional Albanian cuisine. On the weekend there was even a band playing traditional Albanian music, lots of people were up dancing and a good time was had by all.

Thanks for taking good care of us!

The Johnson family + The Hennessey family

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Albania is a great place to visit! stay here.....M

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience in our visit to Albania and in particular Mali i Robit. Our hosts made our stay as pleasant as possible with great communication, recommendations and instructions. The condo is beachfront on a third floor (there is another one above us which has an even nicer view) with a great view of the beach and surrounding towns. The condo is exactly as seen in the pictures and was very comfortable for a family of 4. The food was great and we had most of our meals at a restaurant behind the condo "Ujvara" which we loved and had the best attention by our waiter Jetnor.

We were very pleased with our stay and would definitely come back again.

Thanks Cindy, Vladimir and Qerime

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Tirana International Airport
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Cocktail bar
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Durrës Ferry Terminal
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Durrës Train Station
Nearest Motorway
400 Metres
SH4
Nearest Restaurant
40 Metres
Traditional Albanian cuisine & pizza
Nearest Beach
The apartment is ON the beach.
Car: not necessary

THE EXCURSIONS AROUND MALI I ROBIT

Please note: some secluded places are only available by car, taxi, or through organized tour companies such as Outdoor Albania.

North:

Durrës: The second largest city in Albania has great shopping, beach bars, seafood restaurants, nightclubs, and a famous amphitheatre that is the largest in the western balkans.

Near Durrës/Shijak: Kokomani Vineyard - the oldest and best-known winery.

Tirana: The capital and largest city has the National Historical Museum (do not miss The Beauty mosaic from 4th century BC), fun bowling, fabulous shopping, ultra-trendy bars and restaurants (in the Blloku District) and the only airport in Albania.

Near Tirana (direction Elbasan): Petrela Castle Restaurant - a must-see restaurant in a beautiful castle perched on a hill surrounding by gorgeous mountain scenery.

Lake Shkopet: Guided fishing (+ licence/equipment), canoeing or hiking with bbq lunch.

Krujë: Skanderbeg museum and old bazaar.

Kepi i Rodonit (Cape Rodon): Amazing sea views & scenery, short hike, picnic.

South:

Spille and Divjakë Beaches: Quiet, undeveloped beach areas.

Berat: The medieval town of Berat - a Unesco World Heritage Site.

Near Berat: Cobo Winery - taste excellent Kashmer red wine, E Bardha e Beratit white wine and Raki me Arra nut raki liqueur.

Near Berat: Osumi Canyons - rafting/river hiking/waterfalls.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Albania, Europe

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Peak Season
16 Jul 2016 - 26 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
£464
for 7 nights
£464
 
 
High Season
27 Aug 2016 - 16 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£336
for 7 nights
£336
 
 
Low Season
17 Sep 2016 - 2 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£217
for 5 nights
From
£43
£267
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
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5 night minimum stay
£217
for 5 nights
From
£43
£267
 

Additional pricing information

* Rates are the final prices. They already include the 10% Home Away booking fees.
* Check-in: 14.00 - Check-out before: 10.00
* Smoking only on the balcony.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Albania in Europe

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Large bathroom with large shower, toilet, bidet, private washing machine.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • 2 Sleeping Rooms: 1. Main Bedroom: 1 Queen-size bed, lots of closet space, bed-side tables with reading lights, amazing seaview from the bed, private entrance onto the balcony. 2. Living Room: 1 pull-out couch with a double bed, private entrance onto the balcony. 3. There is 1 single bed (cot) if required.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Garden
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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