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5* Luxury apartments Old Town Albufeira spectacular sea views and pool - OR-G1C

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Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Cerro de Águia - Encosta da Orada Apartments

Self catering holiday rentals with swimming pool & tennis court

These LUXURY SELF-CATERING holiday apartments are situated in ENCOSTA DA ORADA, a beautiful luxury complex completed in 2008, with established lush tropical landscaped gardens, and sparkling blue infinity SWIMMING POOLS with cascading waterfalls.

BREATHTAKING SUNSETS and magnificent panoramic SEA VIEWS over Albufeira Marina towards Sao Rafael and Gale can be enjoyed whilst sipping sundowners from every apartment that we offer for holiday rentals in Encosta da Orada.

THE OLD TOWN with its vibrant nightlife and eclectic feel and Fisherman's Beach, so loved by holiday makers who flock to ALBUFEIRA, is just a short walk away. Whether a romantic or family holiday, these BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED apartments are extremely WELL-EQUIPPED for self catering holidays and will provide for an unforgettable vacation.

ENCOSTA DA ORADA provides a wonderful setting for an unforgettable holiday, with spectacular sea views from the apartments and set in beautiful tropical landscaped gardens with SPARKLING SWIMMING POOLS cascading down.

The OLD TOWN is a 5 – 8 minute walk away and FISHERMAN'S BEACH is a 10 minute walk away. There is a bus stop right outside the complex and buses to theme parks pass nearby.

Enjoy a COMPLIMENTARY WELCOME PACK from Algarve Getaways, when you arrive, with snacks and drinks after a long journey. We can also provide breakfast packs, beer, champagne or a cake or flowers for that special occasion.

PERSONAL MEET AND GREET by a member of the Algarve Getaways local management team, who are available throughout your stay should you need them.

FULLY AIR CONDITIONED and HEATED in bedrooms and living room, makes Encosta da Orada perfect for year-round vacation rentals.

ALBUFEIRA is also the BEST LOCATION IN THE ALGARVE FOR WINTER SUN and out of season bookings, as it is always open for business.

WITH OVER 300 DAYS OF SUNSHINE A YEAR, you can laze on the beaches and soak up the sun and savour the fresh mouth-watering food on offer at the BEACH RESTAURANTS.

FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN with top of the range appliances for every self-catering need.

WI-FI can be provided at a nominal charge, subject to availability.

ENCOSTA DA ORADA has excellent SECURITY ACCESS at all entrances and security shutters in the apartments.

The ALGARVE has some of the finest SANDY BEACHES in Europe and ALBUFEIRA HAS SEVERAL BLUE FLAG BEACHES to enjoy, including Fisherman’s Beach and Peneco Beach in the OLD TOWN of Albufeira, both a 10 minute stroll from Encosta da Orada, through the narrow cobbled streets of the Old Town.

Within a 5 – 10 minute drive, you will find several FABULOUS BEACHES from SÃO RAFAEL to GALÉ, including Castelo, Coelho, Evaristo and Salgados beaches, on the outskirts of Albufeira. All of them are in picturesque settings, with BEACH RESTAURANTS nestling in the sand or set against the majestic cliffs.

MANY WATER SPORTS can be enjoyed from Albufeira’s beaches , such as Praia da Oura, Fisherman’s Beach in the Old Town and Galé Beach, and Albufeira Marina, such as water-skiing, parasailing, scuba-diving, cruises, jet-skiing, dolphin watching, cave exploring, deep-sea fishing, sailing and much more.

ALBUFEIRA is ideally placed for visiting the popular WATER-PARKS in the Central Algarve, including Slide & Splash and Aqualand and ZOOMARINE, the wonderful AQUA-THEME PARK with its dolphin interaction program. Buses to these theme parks stop near Encosta da Orada.

ALGARVE SHOPPING, with its varied shops, cinemas, restaurants, hypermarket and private health clinic, is in Guia, a 10 minute drive from Encosta da Orada.

SIR CLIFF RICHARD’S VINEYARD, Adega do Cantor and Portugal’s famous CHICKEN PIRI-PIRI RESTAURANTS are also located in Guia.

ALBUFEIRA MARINA, with its restaurants, bars, water-sports and ALBUFEIRA KARTING, is a 10 minute walk from Encosta da Orada. VILAMOURA MARINA, one of the largest Marinas in Europe, is a 20 minute drive away.

Algarve Getaways’ INFORMATION FOLDER in each apartment is packed with restaurant recommendations, activities, sports, sightseeing and golf info, as well as public transport and so much more.

BABY EQUIPMENT: Cots, highchairs and pushchairs are available for hire. BABY BOUNCERS supplied FREE of charge.

CHILDREN ARE WELCOME EVERYWHERE in Portugal and restaurants in Albufeira will be happy to cater for them. Many bars also have karaoke and children’s facilities for them, including TV Games, table football and quiz nights.

Encosta da Orada has a wonderful CHILDRENS’ SWIMMING POOL and pretty LANDSCAPED GARDENS for children to play in. Please note however that the balcony railings in this complex can be climbed and it may not be suitable for active young children aged 2 – 5 years old. If you think it is unsuitable and would like further recommendations for apartments in Albufeira, please ask.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS, golf transfers and transfers to and from the station, theme parks or any other location can be arranged.

GOLFERS will be spoilt for choice with so many WORLD-CLASS GOLF COURSES located within easy reach. Albufeira is very central, with Balaia golf course, Sheraton Pine Cliffs, Salgados golf course and Vilamoura’s 6 golf courses, all within a 5 - 20 minute drive.

A CAR IS NOT NECESSARY if you are staying in Encosta da Orada, as Albufeira is well placed in the centre of the Algarve, with good public transport available.

A RENTAL CAR will however allow you the freedom to explore more of the Algarve with its interesting towns and beautiful beaches.



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Details for holiday apartment OR-G1C, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Situated in a PRIME LOCATION directly above the ALBUFEIRA MARINA & THE OLD TOWN, this beautifully decorated SOUTH-FACING apartment has a long BALCONY leading off every room where holiday guests can relax, enjoy the panoramic VIEWS and soak up the sun.

The outdoor table and chairs and 2 RECLINERS are prefect for AL-FRESCO DINING and enjoying sun downers, whilst watching the SPECTACULAR SUNSETS.

The apartment has dedicated UK TV & WI-FI access, is extremely WELL-EQUIPPED and very COMFORTABLE and provides the ideal setting for a home-from-home vacation.

ENCOSTA DA ORADA offers the very BEST in self-catering ACCOMMODATION with spectacular sea and coastal VIEWS and stunning swimming pools with cascading waterfalls.

It is a SHORT WALK to the vibrant ALBUFEIRA OLD TOWN which is very popular with holiday guests.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Algarve Getaways
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2016
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About Algarve Getaways

Algarve Getaways has been renting luxury self-catering holiday apartments and villas in the Algarve, Portugal since it was founded in 2000 by Barbara Derber.

Barbara, Irene and Elisabete are happy to answer any queries you may have and assist you in finding the perfect apartment or villa for your vacation in the sun.

Book your holiday of a lifetime with us, starting with a complimentary welcome pack on arrival and a warm greeting from a member of our local management team at Getaways Property Services, who will be on hand throughout your stay.

Large groups can easily be accommodated. We can also arrange airport transfers, baby equipment, golf clubs, breakfast packs if you are arriving late and any special requirements.


based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

It was a great place, well run, clean just as it was advertised. We loved the ocean view.

  • 5 of 5

It was just as advertised. Nice quiet and tidy. Well run. Pool was great too.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and it is good to hear that you enjoyed your stay at this lovely apartment in Encosta da Orada. We hope to welcome you back again. Best wishes, Barbara at Algarve Getaways
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Very well equipped apartment, beautifully kept and maintained.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the apartment, the gardens and pool, the apartment has everything you need. Or initial disappointment that balcony was not bathed in sun was quickly replaced with relief as balcony ended up being a little haven for cooling off relaxing and sitting looking at an amazing view especially on return to complex after being out as the walk up the hill was very strenuous indeed so strenuous we only managed it a few times and relied on taxis which luckily were relatively cheap and quick. Definitely worth booking our only other little negative was we would have loved a bar/café/bistro very close for breakfast/lunch but you have to weigh up the total peace and quiet of the complex and that was amazing.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback and for sharing with us, how much you loved the apartment, gardens and pool. This south-facing apartment has been furnished to a high standard, inside and out, so that you can relax and enjoy the wonderful sea views and breath-taking sunsets at night. Where better, than to enjoy sundowners in such a picturesque setting?! There is a bus stop right outside the complex, which runs a very regular service, every 20 - 30 minutes, all day and most of the night, so you don't have to walk or rely on taxis. There are a few lovely, little bars and cafe's at the upper end of the Old Town, just a 5 minute walk from the apartment. The tiny little 'holes in the walls' are the real gems of Portugal. We hope to see you again next year. Best wishes, Barbara at Algarve Getaways
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Great quality complex!

  • 5 of 5

It was our second time and we enjoyed our stay just as much, as the first time.

The apartment is comfortable and well equipped.

The complex continues to be well maintained and the salt water pools are great, especially the top pool, with a great design for toddlers.

The tennis court was also pretty popular with our children.

There are a few restaurants at a walking distance, but with our car rental we really sample some of the nicest places around Algarve.

We recommend Encosta da Orada, as a great place to stay.

Roger N

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice appartment with magnifique vieuws to the ocean.

Algarve Getaways had organised everything perfect: the taxi, the wifi,

the return of the money after the holiday. We will certainly come back to this appartment with Algarve Getaways.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great apartment close to the beach with a pool

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was lovely and modern with a great view over the marina and out to sea. There is everything you would need in the apartment if you wish to self cater but there are many great restaurants within a short walking distance either or on the way to or at the Marina or in the old town. It takes around half an hour to walk to the old town at a leisurely pace where you will find the town beach, which is large and clean (there is also a shorter walk down the hill avoiding the main town). It is a great place to go to relax either around the pool, on the balcony or at the beach.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and I am so pleased that you enjoyed this beautiful apartment with its spectacular sea views. I expect that you stopped on your leisurely stroll down to the Old Town, to take in the stunning views along the way. Walking straight down to the Old Town and Fisherman's Beach, should not take you more than 8 - 10 minutes but the views over the town and bay are very special. There are some wonderful restaurants around the Old Town and Albufeira Marina and we have an Information Folder in each apartment with a Recommended Restaurant Guide and lots of details on the many water-sports and activities you can enjoy on your holiday in the Algarve. Best wishes, Barbara at Algarve Getaways
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Relax, Enjoy and Love Albufeira from here.

  • 4 of 5

The property was very modern and well maintained. Facilities were excellent and it was a pleasure to stay there on holiday. Exactly what we expected from the description. The Factors were competent, met us the Apt and explained all we wanted to know about the complex and the Apt. We would recommend the Apt for a great holiday. Albufeira has a abundance of great restaurants and bars.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of this beautiful apartment at Encosta da Orada. I am happy to hear that you had a pleasurable and enjoyed the apartment and location so much. Members of the Algarve Getaways Team always do a personal meet and greet and are always at hand locally, should you need them during your stay. We hope that you will visit us again in the near future. Best wishes, Barbara at Algarve Getaways
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Faro International, 30 minute drive
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Salgados Golf Course, 5 minute drive
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Ferreiras Station, a 5 minute drive
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Several restaurants a 3 - 5 minute walk
Nearest Beach
0.7 Kilometres
Fisherman's Beach in Old Town, 10 minute's walk
Car: not necessary

ENCOSTA DA ORADA is in an ideal location for a perfect and relaxing holiday with the OLD TOWN of ALBUFEIRA being just a 5 – 8 MINUTE WALK away and FISHERMANS BEACH A 10 MINUTE WALK away.

The OLD TOWN OF ALBUFEIRA is one of the most popular tourist hotspots in the ALGARVE, with street entertainers and market stalls, restaurants, shops and bars spilling onto the narrow cobbled streets and a WONDERFUL ATMOSPHERE.

There is plenty of live music, karaoke and free summer concerts on the BEAUTIFUL BEACHES, as well as various WATER SPORTS.

ENCOSTA DA ORADA is on the western side of ALBUFEIRA, close to the Dolphin Roundabout on the hill between the ALBUFEIRA MARINA and the Old Town.

Some of the best SANDY BEACHES in the Algarve are within a 5 – 10 MINUTE drive, including Galé, Sao Rafael, Castelo, Evaristo and Salgados.

THE BUS STOP is very near ENCOSTA DA ORADA, with buses running every 30 minutes all day and most of the night.

Several SUPERMARKETS and MINI-MARKETS are located within a 5 – 7 minute walk, in the Old Town, Cerro Grande and in Pateo Village.

The popular Arte Bar in Cerro Grande is next door to the supermarket and is famous for its Sunday barbecues and lovely outdoor seating area.

The large supermarkets and hypermarkets are in the centre of Albufeira and a short bus ride or drive away.

THE TOURIST TRAIN does a circular route every 20 minutes to The Strip, Oura Beach, the Old Town and Fisherman's Beach and Albufeira Shopping.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS can be arranged by us at a total one-way price of €30 for 1 - 4 guests and €40 for 5 - 8 guests.

A coach can be booked for large GROUPS.

CAR HIRE: use the car rental search engine on ALGARVE GETAWAYS to find the most competitive rates.

There is SECURE PARKING in Encosta da Orada.

ALBUFEIRA is located in the CENTRAL ALGARVE and is perfectly placed for visiting many top attractions. Popular WATER-PARKS include Slide & Splash and Aqualand.

ZOOMARINE, the wonderful aqua-theme park with its dolphin interaction program is a must for the whole family.

Getting to the THEME PARKS is easy with their buses stopping near ENCOSTA DA ORADA.

Many WATER-SPORTS can be enjoyed from FISHERMAN’S BEACH in Albufeira Old Town or ALBUFEIRA MARINA, both a 10 minute walk from Encosta da Orada, such as water-skiing, parasailing, scuba-diving, cruises, jet-skiing, dolphin watching, cave exploring, deep-sea fishing, sailing, to name a few.

ALGARVE SHOPPING, the main shopping centre of the Central Algarve runs a FREE bus service to and from Albufeira, between March and October.

SIR CLIFF RICHARD’S VINEYARD, Adega do Cantor; and Portugal’s famous CHICKEN PIRI-PIRI RESTAURANTS, are all located in Guia, just 10 minutes’ drive away.

ENCOSTA DA ORADA is also perfectly situated for GOLFERS with Salgados golf course a 5 minute drive away and Balaia and Sheraton Pine Cliffs, a 10 minute drive away. The world class golf courses of Vilamoura are a 20 minute drive from Encosta da Orada.

We also HIRE out GOLF CLUBS and can arrange GOLF TRANSFERS.

CHEAP FLIGHTS can be booked to FARO AIRPORT. See the ALGARVE GETAWAYS ‘Links Page’ for links to numerous airlines.

You can also fly to LISBON or SEVILLE, both 2 hours away by car. There is a regular BUS SERVICE from both cities, as well as an excellent TRAIN SERVICE from Lisbon to Albufeira (Ferreiras).

Details on BUS SERVICES in the Algarve and to Lisbon and Spain can also be found through the ALGARVE GETAWAYS ‘Links Page’.



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Prices for this holiday apartment in Cerro de Águia, Albufeira

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Fully flexible on length of stay and changeover days.
Sleeps 4 people.
Cot hire at €30 per week, high chair €15, stroller €10. Baby bouncer FREE.
Wi-Fi is available at €25 per week.
Mid-week towel change for weekly bookings. Weekly clean, linen and towel change for longer stays.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Cerro de Águia in Algarve

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
  • Cots and highchairs are available for hire. Baby bouncers are provided free of charge, on request.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Facilities • Adult pool with cascading waterfall • Children’s pool • Tennis Court • Landscaped Gardens • Secure onsite parking

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