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Algarve Getaways

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5* Luxury apartments Old Town Albufeira spectacular sea views and pool - OR-B1B

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Pátio - 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-B1B, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

This WONDERFUL first floor HOLIDAY APARTMENT is located in the beautiful complex of Encosta da Orada in a PICTURESQUE SETTING with tropical palms, waterfalls and MAGNIFICENT VIEWS.

A LOVELY LONG BALCONY leading off the living room, kitchen and bedroom provides the ideal setting for enjoying the VIEWS over the lush gardens and coastal area towards ALBUFEIRA MARINA and Galé.

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
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Algarve Getaways (Property Manager)
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Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese

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 7 holidaymaker reviews

average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews

Great choice, great time!

  • 5 of 5

After browsing through many properties available on line, we choose this Encosta da Orada apartment and it was a great choice!

The apartment is very lean, tastefully decorated, with a well equipped kitchen and a great balcony with a beautiful sunset view.

Getaways were very friendly, resourceful and knowledgeable of the area. They surely helped to make our stay a great experience. We hope to come back sometime soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Luxury Accomodation in a lovely location.

  • 4 of 5

Fablous accomodation in a very clean quiet private complex, staff most helpfull close to Old Town except for the steep slippy incline, would reccomend it to anyone who did not mind the steps,would would be perfect for anyone with own transport.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and I am so pleased that you enjoyed staying in this apartment. From Encosta da Orada, there are 4 different walking routes down the hill to the Old Town and only one, through Albufeira Jardim, has a 'steep slippy incline'. It is unfortunate that you did not venture further and follow the other roads/routes down. There is also a bus stop very close to Encosta da Orada, with a regular bus service every 20 - 30 minutes all day and most of the night, for anyone who doesn't want to walk. Taxis are also very cheap. A car does definitely give you the freedom to explore more of the Algarve and the many wonderful beaches, towns and villages nearby. We do however, have very many guests who stay at Encosta da Orada who do not hire a car and they are very happy without it. We hope to welcome you back in the future and will be very happy to discuss the most suitable accommodation for your needs. With best wishes, Barbara at Algarve Getaways.
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Excellent accomodation in a lovely quiet location

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived,it was perfect, our very efficient and friendly rep Julie was waiting for us.Our apt OR-BIB was very modern,clean - home away from home,everything we needed was there. We were treated to a welcome pack which was a lovely idea, we could make a cup of tea or have a glass of wine and did not have to worry about getting to the supermarket immediately. the bed was very comfy and the air conditioning was very good,the electronic shutters were great as they made the place feel very safe and also lovely and dark in the morning. there were always beds at the pool, the two pools were fantastic,pool area very safe.gardens were also very well maintained,Locked gates into the complex made it very safe. the only negative we would have found was the steep path down to the old town,but if you found it difficult you could always get a taxi. Old town was only about 12 mins walk. We would definitely return and maybe next time try on of the Pent Houses

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Algarve Getaways, Encosta da Orada ORB1B

  • 4 of 5

Great apartment! Well furnished, with a fully equipped kitchen that we made good use of on a few occasions…

The salt water swimming pools areas were clean and well maintained, as were the gardens (lots of exotic plants).

We enjoyed the sunsets from our balcony. A beautiful view!

A great holiday and we will sure recommend this apartment and Algarve Getaways to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and it is good to hear that you had such a wonderful holiday. Encosta da Orada is a beautiful luxury development and the perfect setting to enjoy the spectacular views and sunsets. It is also superbly positioned for those wanting to be near the Old Town or Albufeira Marina. We hope to welcome you back to the Algarve again. Best wishes, Barbara at Algarve Getaways
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Algarve Getaways, HR 411930, Encosta da Orada

  • 4 of 5

This apartment was modern, clean and very well equipped, with great salt water swimming pools (with a nice cascade joining them).

We must also compliment the well groomed gardens and the tennis court (free of charge).

Great view from our balcony of the valley and the surrounding hills, blending into the sea in the distance… The sunsets were just beautiful!!!

The Old Town is within walking distance and if “needed”, a return trip by taxi (after a meal and a few drinks) is quite reasonably priced (less the 5 euros).

There are numerous lovely beaches within a short drive.

We would like to thank Barbara and Julie for their help in organizing a great vacation!

We will be back…

Nelson, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review of this beautiful apartment at Encosta da Orada, which will be so helpful for future guests. It is in a wonderful and picturesque location and we are so pleased that you had enjoyed your holiday so much. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best wishes, Barbara at Algarve Getaways
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Encosta da Orada, B1B

  • 5 of 5

An excellent apartment: modern, comfortable and well equipped.

The view from the balcony was great. Very relaxing and with beautiful sun sets!

The grounds were well maintained, decorated with a variety of exotic plants and with two salt water pools (linked by a cascade). A real "classy" resort...

The whole family had a great time! We will recommend to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
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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’.



Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Pátio, Albufeira

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
July - August
1 Jul 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
1 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
November - December
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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

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Accommodation and facilities for OR-B1Bin Pátio in Algarve

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • 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 - 1 Large Double 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 ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • 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 • Sparkling pool with cascading waterfall • Children’s pool • Tennis Court • Landscaped Gardens • Secure onsite parking

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