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Cindy

Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German, albanian
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Fun 1stline Sandy Beach Pool WOW Seaview LOFT - 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 LOFT, 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 APT".

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, bright, high wooden ceilings, French balcony doors, 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, an INCREDIBLY BREATHTAKING 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 LOFT APARTMENT

Located in a low-rise building, 3rd/top floor, this apt has the best view of the entire building!

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 (July & August optional 15 euros/week private secure reserved parking spot), 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

Fabulous October Holiday!



Great location and well equipped spacious flat with a pleasant interior. Cindy's transfer arrangements from Shkoder and then to the airport worked perfectly. The sunset views are really beautiful! We were there end October, fantastic weather and useful having two apartments together in the same building for rental.



Left on 06.11.2013 for a stay in October/November 2013

Couple from London, England

Booked our 2 apartments at the same time
Oct 2013
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Reviews

4.9
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Fun 1stline Sandy Beach Pool WOW Seaview LOFT - Near Tirana, Durres, Airport
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews
5

April working holiday – 3 weeks in a dream condo

  • 5 of 5

From the US, we stayed in the condo for 3 weeks. We picked this one out of the pack right away as it's on the beach and provides high speed private internet that we really need for our job, we are freelancers so we travel and work. The internet worked perfectly and we were able to get a lot of work done during the day and then go out at night. The weather was nice and we had the beach mostly all to ourselves. If you're looking for a beach condo with a fantastic sea view, fast internet, close to city life, and helpful hosts, look no further. By far the best and most modern apartment we stayed in during our travels in Albania.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
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Copenhagen
5

Superior quality accommodation and great service

  • 5 of 5

Our holiday in Mali i Robit in May 2015 was INCREDIBLE! The apartment is definitly five star quality (front line, direct view of the sea, extremely well-equiped, modern), the beach in front of the apartment is clean, and the food in nearby restaurants is excellent and inexpensive. You walk to everything (beach bars, restaurants, shops, outdoor fruit/vegetable markets) and drive or take a bus to Durres and Tirana (Cindy will provide you with a bus schedule and valuable information on what to see and do in the area).

My husband and I came to Albania to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversery. We were looking for an apartement with an amazing sea view in a resort close interesting daytrips, airport and the capital. We also LOVE fresh seafood and were in heaven with the restaurants all the way along the beach to Durres.

We rented a car to experience a bit of everything during our 2 week stay. Cape Rodon was one of our favourits – it is a cape a bit further north surrounded by crystal clear blue water (great for a hike and photos). The best thing about Mali i Robit is its location – it is close to everything : the airport, the north (Durres, Kokomani winery, historical Kruja, Cape Rodon, Shkoder, Lalzit Bay etc.), the east (Tirana, Petrela castel, Berat etc.) and the south (Appolonia ruins, Vlora, Uji i Ftohte, Radhime, Llogara national park etc) - all possible to visit by car or with an privat organized tour.

Highly recommended. A brilliant holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne
5

Romantic, cozy apartment on large sandy beach

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed in this wonderful apartment in February, which is the low season in Albania. We chose this particular apartment because we wanted a quiet place on the beach that is modern, well-equipped, and reliable wifi was very important to us. We also wanted to be close to the 2 main cities Durres and Tirana. We rented a car (very cheap during this period), and Cindy helped us get it delivered directly to the apartment.

The apartment is exactly as seen in the pictures: amazing sunsets, incredible sea view from the balcony and inside the apartment, beautiful clean beach.

The weather was quite good for February. A few rainy days and a few sunny days, so we were still able to do quite a bit of sightseeing.

We'd like to thank Cindy for making everything stress free and easy and we look forward to coming back again one day!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
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5

Un vrai appartement face à la mer

  • 5 of 5

Nous étions 2 personnes pour un séjour de 1 semaine; en septembre c'est plus calme que pendant la haute saison , mais il y a encore des restaurants qui proposent des animations musicales et où l'on mange très bien.

Sur la plage de sable des chaises longues avec parasol n'attendaient que nous et la mer était encore très agréable.

Situé à 50m de la mer, l'appartement a 2 baies vitrées qui offrent une vue dégagée sur la mer et l'on voit passer les bateaux au loin. Le soir il y a de merveilleux couchers de soleils .

La route est à 200m sur l'arrière, donc pas de circulation; la nuit, seul le bruit des vagues est là pour vous bercer.

Arrêts de bus à 500m; il faut être un peu patient, mais c'est vraiment pas cher.

TV, wi-fi, climatisation, lit d'appoint , cuisinière et tous les ustensils si vous voulez cuisiner.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property right on the beach. Modern, well maintained and exceptionally clean. The Albania people are fantastic, friendly and very helful. Would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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5

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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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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Owner accepts payment in:
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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
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

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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  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Albania in Europe

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
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 shower, toilet, bidet, window, 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. 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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