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Luxury 2-bedroom air-conditioned apartment with communal pools, near the beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Self-catering rental near first-class beaches, water-parks and shopping centres

Highly desirable, luxury 2-bed air-conditioned apartment (built 2008) with modern furnishings and contemporary feel. The communal pools, children's playground and barbecue area make it a perfect resort for the family holiday. The pools are gated for children’s safety and protection. The apartment has a private balcony overlooking Vale of Parra. The lounge contains a 2-seater leather settee and 2-seater sofa bed, LCD TV, DVD player and DVDs. The bedrooms comprise a double and 2 single beds, with built-in wardrobes, one being en suite. There is secure parking for one car in the underground parking. The apartment is minutes away from Guia’s popular beaches, and a 10 minute car ride from the famous Algarve Shopping Centre and adjacent Designer Outlets. Other nearby attractions include Zoomarine, and Aqualand waterpark just a short drive from the apartment. A free Meet-and-Greet service is available, and if required, transport can be booked to take you direct to and from the apartment.

In 2017 we had Wifi installed, providing a lot more TV channels, and of course, a modem to allow guests to look at the internet and download e-mails and whatsapp messages. Portuguese channels are also available. There is a local Portuguese stereo radio system built into each bedroom and the lounge. For the keen shoppers there is the Algarve shopping centre, a 10 minute drive away, and the Aqua Centre in Portimao just off the n125 (40 minutes away by car), and a must for the ladies: Mango, Bershka, Primark, Massimo Dutti, Pull and Bear, Jumbo supermarket and many more. Parking is free.

More Details
Registration Number : 25044/AL

Property Manager
Derek McArdle
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 June, 2018

About Derek McArdle

We have been travelling to the Algarve for 30 years, and so when an opportunity came to purchase an apartment near the sea and shops I jumped at the chance! It has proved a super investment and not only do we rent it out but use it ourselves several times a year. Now we have an excellent TV package and WiFi from MEO installed so clients can access the internet, download e-mails and look at their whatsapp messages!

Derek McArdle purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Derek McArdle chose Vale de Parra

Many of our clients are returning to this property year after year, as they love the Vale de Parra/Guia region, and feel comfortable inside the apartment. There are our representatives, Terry and Celia there living nearby who look after the apartment for us, and are available should any problems arise during their stay

What makes this apartment unique

We have now successfully applied for a Portuguese Property Rental licence awarded in February 2016, details of which can be seen inside the apartment

The licence number is 25044/AL.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Vale de Parra in Albufeira

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , En suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedrooms are tastefully decorated with a modern and airy feel. There are built in wardrobes and a safe in the main bedroom. There is a sofa bed in the lounge so that the apartment can sleep a maximum of 6 persons
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The sofa bed allows a maximum of 6 persons in the party. The balcony contains a small table and chairs so that holidaymakers can sit out during the evenings. The pool is nearby to the apartment and is gated for children's safety. There is a big pool and children's pool alongside. There is an attractive barbecue area near the pool, and a small children's playground adjacent to the apartment. The parking is directly underneath the apartment; it is secure and accessible by a zapper/remote control which you can use during your stay


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(7 traveller reviews)

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Luxury 2-bedroom air-conditioned apartment with communal pools, near the beach
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

Superb apartment in lovely area

  • 5 of 5

Air con is superb and was much needed when a heatwave up to 39 occurred and kept our kids nice and cool.

The apartment is very well equipped and secure with shutters, the kids part is seconds away as are both pools which are very well kept.

Supermarket is ten mins walk as is more bars and restaurants. We walked with our kids (in buggies) from here to gale beach many nights which was stunning.

Derek is an absolutely wonderful host and the transfer company he arranged for us was also absolutely perfect. We will return!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brillant Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic stay at these apartments this summer, so clean and well equipped. Derek was very helpful with my many enquiries. Large pool and lots of sun loungers. Great for kids as there as kids pool and play area with swings and slides. Close to shops and restaurants. Rented a scooter for the week and it was only a 10 minute drive to old town. Highly recommend. Thanks.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great holiday - great apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great holiday. The apartment was really well equipped. We had a 4 year old and a new born with us and it was like being at home. My 4 year old absolutely loved the pool and there were plenty of Sun loungers around it. There are loads of lovely restaurants nearby (prima pasta being my absolute favourite) and we rented a car and went to albufeira few times. We also did a few day trips. We went to zoo marine which is absolutely brilliant for adults and children 😊 overall we just had a really great holiday and we're already looking into booking flights for next year. 😁😎

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jennifer, for your lovely comments. I am delighted you and your family had such a wonderful time, and also pleased to note that you are considering making a return visit in 2016!
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Perfect Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

As 2 single ladies in our 40’s from the US we have travelled extensively in the US, Caribbean and Europe. I can honestly say this was one of my best vacations ever. The apartment was perfect – lovely and clean, well maintained, comfortable furnishings and surround sound Radio & TV was an unexpected bonus! We rented a car and loved the convenience of the parking garage. The grounds are beautifully kept and the pool was literally outside the apartment door. Derek, the owner was a pleasure to deal with, very friendly and gave us some great recommendations of places to go. The location was ideal for us – very peaceful compared to the madness of downtown Albufeira, yet close enough (10 minute car ride) to get there when we wanted to go. It was about a fifteen minute walk to Gale Beach – which is just breath taking! There are at least 10 restaurant/pubs within walking distance of the Apartment complex – we didn’t have a bad meal anywhere – although Prima Pasta and A Sardinha were favorites! Cabinista’s serves a great English breakfast daily and is a great hangout at nighttime. If you prefer to stay in and cook, the apartment has a great fully furnished kitchen and there are 3 supermarkets very close by. They weather was also so perfect – beautifully hot and sunny with a perfect cooling Atlantic Breeze. I fell in love with the locals who treated us so warmly. I highly recommend this spot (in fact I already have) and look forward to returning next year!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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déception par rapport au fait que l'appartement y compris la terrasse donne sur une rue passagere

  • 3 of 5

équipements de la cuisine insuffisants concernant la vaisselle , le matériel de cuisson (2 poêles avec le fond bombé donc impossible à utiliser sur la plaque induction (dont un feu ne fonctionne pas), parasol de plage cassé, fourmis dans la cuisine, store extérieur du séjour cassé, une seule télécommande de climatisation pour 2 chambres

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Kilometres
Cabanitas, across the road
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
For Albufeira/Portimao/Lisbon
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Pizza/Portuguese restaurants and cafés
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The big attraction is the proximity of three fun beaches only minutes away by car. They are ideal for children and safe. Restaurants, internet café and bars are situated on neighbouring streets, and the nearest big supermarket, Apolonia, is just 4-5 mins up the road. A ten minute drive takes you to the Algarve Shopping Centre where there's a branch of Zara, a cinema, many child-friendly restaurants and a variety of other shops. The neighbouring Designer Outlets feature Nike and an outlet selling Portugal's famous high quality shoes/sandals. For children, there's ZooMarine where you can interact with dolphins, under 10 mins away by car, and Aqualand waterpark 15 mins by car. Other attractions off the main airport road are the markets which take place once a week in each of the local villages. Albufeira and its marina are just down the road and the city has a superb night-life for youngsters and teenagers; it also hosts its own beaches and restaurants. Salgados golfcourse is 5 mins away

Other Activities: Waterparks and shopping are 10 minutes away

Golf: Salgados and many other golf courses are within minutes of the resort


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Vale de Parra, Algarve

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High season
25 Jun 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
30 Jul 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
27 Aug 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Low season
1 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low season
29 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High season
21 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Low season
7 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid season
1 Apr 2019 - 26 May 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Mid season
27 May 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £89.47

A 10% discount is applied for a second and subsequent weeks' stay.
A 100 euro bond (or GBP equivalent) is requested after arrival. It is fully refundable if no significant breakages are reported

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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