10% off June & July 2018, 1 bed deluxe apartment, sleeps 4, iconic local beaches
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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....
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Quiet relaxing holiday
The property was nice clean and comfortable
Lovely quiet complex went in the pool once, a bit cool but weather had been very cold for june, probably warmer in july and august. Little oasis in the middle of no where.
. . Would i stay again on reflection Yes. We have looked at at three bedroom one on the same complex with my 3 grown up kids. Lovely food at restaurant five minutes away, nothing from the outside, but fab food and wine extremely cheap. lovely for couples or families too.
Very nice apartment in beautiful surrounings
Very nice apartment in beautiful surroundings. Unfortunately we had noisy neighbours which wasn't too good.
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
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"
The house is very nice, spacious and well situated
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 !
Our stay - September 2010
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!
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