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Deluxe poolside apartment, private terrace, 1 bed

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

10% off June & July 2018, 1 bed deluxe apartment, sleeps 4, iconic local beaches

A large 1 bedroom apartment finished to a very high design.

It has a fully fitted luxury kitchen, all appliances and utensils, a breakfast bar, dining table for 6 and a large lounge that opens onto a 15 M2 terrace.

The terrace gets sun all afternoon and has a table, chairs and sun-lounger. The terrace is 20 feet from a beautiful pool.

'What strikes you is how tranquil the apartment village is.. the tension of work melts away. Everything is of a high standard. Meia Praia beach is rightly famous with wonderful beach cafes that serve tuna steak and wine. Just what we wanted. And it is always sunny.'

The Algarve - a region blessed with sunshine and warmth.

Long, sandy beaches. Hidden coves. Lush, perfectly manicured golf courses. The seductive smells of freshly grilled seafood, of figs, almonds and pine resin. Warm Atlantic Seas, heated by equatorial currents. And the sunshine. Always the sunshine. Brought together in one word: Algarve. More than two thousand years of rich cultural influence, celebrated through major festivals and village feasts. A thriving agricultural hinterland together with all of the benefits you would expect from one of the world's most popular tourist destinations. An exceptional location whether your aim is to invest, live or holiday.

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Property Manager
Mark Hutcheon
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Mark Hutcheon

I live in Blackheath in London and work in the fitness industry. I am Arsenal fan and like to do triathlon's.

Mark Hutcheon purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Mark Hutcheon chose Mexilhoeira Grande

I was taken by how unspoilt and naturally stunning the West Algarve was. When a new motorway was built connecting Faro to the west Algarve in 50 mins, I felt it made such a wonderful location accessible. When you see or stay at Vale da Riberia you will experience how tranquil and relaxing it is - and that quality appealed to me and my wife.

What makes this apartment unique

The first morning we had fresh local oranges and sourdough bread with coffee on the terrace, after a swim in the pool, as the sun hot 35 degrees, was when we knew we would love the place. There is an amazing kitchen in the apartment that I love to cook in and a breakfast bar area where I would serve steaks and red wine. We holiday every year there enjoying the majestic Meia Preia beach and the character of Lagos in the evening....


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Mexilhoeira Grande in Municipality of Portimão

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Marbled bathroom with bath, shower, WC and bidet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 is the master bedroom with a double bed, built-in wardrobes and access to terrace.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Apartment built in 2007 and finished to a very high standard.


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(13 traveller reviews)

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Deluxe poolside apartment, private terrace, 1 bed
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews

Very nice apartment in beautiful surrounings

  • 5 of 5

Very nice apartment in beautiful surroundings. Unfortunately we had noisy neighbours which wasn't too good.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very nice

  • 4 of 5

Well equiped appartment.

Great place to stay apart from dogs barking across the valley at night and two yappy dogs a few doors down. Annoying but didn't affect the quality of the stay.

Car is essential

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The house is very nice, spacious and well situated

  • 4 of 5

If you're looking for some rest, away from the fuss of big cities, this place takes you there. The surroundings are amazing and the pool a quiet spot.

The house is very nice, almost new, well taken care of, clean and airy, with spacious areas, for a single couple or a family w/2 kids, since it has a sofa-bed in the living room.

We took the most of it's terrace, that goes straight to pool area (surrounded with green gardens and natural trees).

Overall, it was a very pleasant stay of 1 week (for us) and we would do it again.

The only thing we came across, unfortunately, was the broken freezer (which makes you go to the supermarket more often, if you like to eat indoors).

The owner is taking care of it.

I would definitely recommend it !

Claudia Rodrigues

Lisbon, Portugal

  • Review Submitted: 04-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Férias 2014

  • 5 of 5

Estadia maravilhosa!!!

Local muito bonito, sossegado, longe da confusão e perto dos grandes centros como Lagos e Portimão.

É delicioso ouvir os sons noturnos da serra e da cascata de água.

Apartamento acolhedor, muito luminoso e limpo.

Na nossa estadia também tivemos o nosso gato por companhia e ainda conhecemos outros ,de outros residentes em férias. Quero voltar a repetir e recomendo a 200%!!

Já temos saudades...

Manuela, Rita e "Riscas"

  • Review Submitted: 03-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Birmingham, United Kingdom

Our stay - September 2010

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a weeks stay and the accommodation is beautiful and in an amazing location. A car is an absolute must but it is so worth it!

The booking process was smooth and Mark (the owner) was able to respond with answers to any queries and additional photographs of the accommodation and surrounding areas.

We were met my Shaun upon our arrival and received a friendly welcome and had the opportunity to ask any questions. The accommodation was found to be clean and tidy (apart from some signs of mosquito squatting left by the previous visitors)!

The pool and surrounding areas would leave you believing you are in heaven. Although it is a communal area we found to be sharing with only 4-6 other guests/residents on a daily basis. It is peaceful and attractive all the way around.

The location of the accommodation is perfect for visiting other areas. We managed to visit Portamao, Silves and Logos all within a short distance by car, each with amazing sites and beaches. If you are a runner, and we did abuse the views for such activity, beware of the dog at the top of the road ... although I'm sure his bark is worse than his bite! :)

The only thing that I did find to be disappointing is that the accommodation is absent of some of the facilities advertised. I chose this accommodation (over and above others) as it advertised internet access and a safe. Neither of the facilities are provided at the location so beware if these are major factors in your stay. The internet access was easily resolved as many local bars and restaurants provide free wifi access.

In summary, we had a fantastic holiday and it was very much home from home. We would definitely use the accommodation again and look forward to doing so in the near future. We would definitely recommend this property to others!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2010
  • Date of Stay: September 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent sejour

  • 5 of 5

Logement très apprécié nous reviendrons

Il ne manque rien

Très confortable.

La piscine est magnifique

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Faro Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
O Caseiro Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Meia Praia
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
O Caisero
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Meia Praia
Car: necessary

The famous Meia Praia beach is 4km away - 5 minutes drive - and the picturesque. Golden sands stretch for 7km. Whole western Algarve coastline is stunning.


7 courses within 10 kilometres. Highlights include: the Palmares golf course (4km away), Henry Cotton designed championship Penina Golf Club and Boavista.

Faro airport is 45 minutes away door to door. Car hire essential.

Fishing marina and town of Lagos is 7km - 10 minutes drive. Bustling town of Portimao is 10km away.

Caldas de Monchique is a spa town 20 minutes away and is famous for its waters, which supposedly have healing properties. Centred around spa hotel open to the public.

Meia Praia and Lagos offer all the water sports, boat trips, diving and fishing you could want.

Lagos is a very quaint historic Portuguese town with cobbled streets, squares, lots of restaurants, cafes, bars, supermarkets and shops of all types.

The retail park, 10 minutes drive away has large supermarkets for wine and food shoppin

Other Activities: Thermal spa, shopping, bars & restaurants


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Mexilhoeira Grande, Algarve

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
4 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Late Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Winter Season
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Early Summer
1 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100


New Prices 10% discount for 1 week booking in June, July and August.

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Cleaning, water and electricity all included.
No deposit required.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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