immaculate 2 bedroom apartment in Vilamoura - Quiet Location with local shops/bars and easy access to Vilamoura Marina,Town, Beach And Golf Courses.
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About David Quinn
We are private owners that rent out our beautiful apartment to pay it's own way. We use it ourselves whenever possible, therefore having plenty of opportunities to check out and maintain it's condition and facilities to the standards of our own home from home.
David Quinn purchased this Apartment in 2011
Why David Quinn chose Encosta das Oliveiras
We fell in love with Vilamoura after numerous holiday stays. The Central Algarve is a magic region and Vilamoura simply has everything in one package. It's reputation for golf is legendary, but if you are not a golfer(and my wife definitely is not!) you can add the famous marina, the boutique shopping, fantastic restaurants and the magnificent Felicia Beach to the endless list of reasons for staying here. For families, there is a huge amount of accessible entertainment including major water parks, adventure golf and organised excursions. We wanted something we ourselves would be staying in regularly and bought this fantastic apartment and fitted it out with that at the top of our agenda. In a new block of just 18 properties, 20 minutes from Faro Airport and walking distance from the town and it's famous marina,the apartment is perfectly positioned for everything the resort has to offer.
What makes this Apartment unique
New in 2010, the apartment occupies a lovely and quiet area of mixed holiday and residential properties. It is situated on the ground floor with a fenced and gated patio which leads directly out to the pool area. Perfect if you want long lazy days by the pool yet with your own creature comforts around you, or a quiet retreat at the end of the day spent out on the beach or golf course. We purchased with our extended family in mind, which includes young children. The ability to keep them safe and secure within the gated patio area, and always within view when around the pool area is priceless! We love getting up early(ish!), jumping on our bikes and pedaling down the beautiful main boulevard to the Marina, take in the sights with a coffee and picking up some fresh food for the day before pool time!
Pool / Spa
No smoking - Can smoke on Outside Patio areaCan smoke on Outside Patio area
Max guests: 6
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
This is our second time here. Family of 4, The adults love how relaxing this place is. The kids 15 and 8 love the pool and the free wifi. We had the pool to ourselves for best part of the holiday just like last time. Loads of places nearby so you don't need to travel into Vilamoura every night. I would come here every year but the kids want to go somewhere different. The apartment is spacious and clean and has everything you need. We had a bit of a problem with keys but David quickly sorted it out. I was pleased we had been before as I asked the girl who met us at the apartment a couple of questions about the area and she couldn't answer them. That is my only criticism and I would definitely recommend the apartment if you want a nice relaxing holiday.
Home from home!
We have just returned from a 3 week stay at the apartment. My husband and I and our 3 daughters 11, 3 & 5 months. The apartment was lovely with everything we needed to comfortably stay there for 3 weeks, like a home from home. It was very clean and we settled in very quickly. The swimming pool was well used by us all especially the 2 older girls, sometimes there would be no one about but we found the local residents of the apartments would get more use of the pool in the evenings - the pool was cleaned regularly and the gardens well kept. We had a car which we found very useful as we spent a lot of our days either at the beach or down the marina but just a short walk away was the SPAR shop (which had the essentials but not a huge choice) and a lovely little cafe which served the most delicious toasties and cakes! There were larger supermarkets not too far away but you would need a car. Would also recommend the Old Village of an evening which is very pretty and also has some lovely restaurants. David was great at getting back to me about any queries I had before and during our stay. This was our first stay in Vilamoura and we have been visiting Portugal for 12 years now because we love it there. Vilamoura has been by far our most favourite trip as we fell in love with the area. It is very well kept, full of lovely bars and restaurants not to mention the cars and boats! We will be going back.
Thank you so much for your review. Hopefully prospective guests reading this will discover that the apartment is exactly as described and will not be disappointed!Thanks too for being the perfect guest. David.
Enjoyable holiday in Vilamoura
The apartment is located on the outskirts of Vilamoura. I think a car is a necessary as the walk into Vilamoura takes 45 minutes. We'd no issue with parking and there's an underground parking space. Sabine met us on arrival and was very helpful and thorough. With a well equipped kitchen and two bedrooms and bathrooms the apartment has everything needed for a holiday.
My husband and I stayed at this lovely apartment for 10 days in August/September, if your looking for somewhere to relax and unwind this is the place to go. The apartment is clean, modern and spacious. We had the pool to ourselves most of the time. €7.00 for a taxi into the Marina. We look forward to going back in the future.
Thank you so much for your review and looking after our apartment. Look forward to seeing you again sometime!
We had a superb stay at David's apartment , location wise a car is handy but it is only 5mins in taxi to Marina.
Sabine from the management company met us on arrival and was very friendly and helpful in showing us around .
The apartment was Spotless (with a capital S ) and had Air conditioning ample wardrobe /storage space and a safe. The majority of apartments in the complex seemed to be owned by locals and most days we had the pool to ourselves, there is also secure basement car parking .
We would highly recommend staying here, David was also very helpful in answering any queries we had when we were in the process of making our booking.
That's very kind of you Gerald and in return may I thank you for being a model guest. Much appreciated
Well presented, modern apartment in a lovely quiet residential area... perfect for a family stay
My family and I (two adults and three kids aged 11, 7 and 2) recently spent 8 days in this apartment. It has everything you need, and more for a comfortable and enjoyable family holiday. Everything, from the apartmemt to the large pool to the location of the property was top notch! The kids especially loved the pool, which we had to ourselves most days and the fresh, warm crossiants from the local Spar shop were an added bonus.
Would highly recommend this place and will definitely be back.
We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday in our apartment and that you took the time to give this unsolicited feedback. In return, may we thank you for being a model guest and looking after it so well during your stay. We would be delighted to welcome you back! Regards David and Gina
5 minute drive to the Marina and magnificent coastline that includes Felisia beach. Can be reached by foot, and service bus (regular service - stop is across the road and costs a pittance). We hire bikes and pedal down to the Town/Beach on beautiful, flat designated cycleways all the way. Pick up some fresh food for dinner on the way back-heaven!
20 minutes drive from Faro airport. Car hire could be useful to explore the whole region but by no means essential. With a local and regional bus service running from a stop across the road, you can explore your resort area and beyond without the cost of car hire. Alternatively, hire bikes for the week and enjoy the resort and keep fit at the same time.
5 minutes drive Vilamoura town, marina and beaches. Can be walked.The route has beautiful, safe and specially constructed walking/jogging/cycle paths.
The local service bus stops a couple of hundred metres away, while taxi should be no more than 6 Euro. Supermarket 300 metres.
Should you feel the need to venture further afield, the bright lights and action of Albufeira are a mere 6 KM along the coast.
By car, you are 2 minutes from the A22 motorway which runs the length of the Algarve.
Vilamoura stretches out over 20 sq km (8 square miles) and offers a self-contained world of sandy beaches, upmarket hotels and casinos. The resort also boasts a wealth of restaurants, shops, bars and clubs that will keep you happy from dawn until dusk. One of the greatest pleasures of holidaying in Vilamoura is getting active in or on it's inviting Atlantic waters, with luxurious yacht charters, sailing schools and boat excursions operating alongside of watersports. Back on land meanwhile the golf courses, a riding school, tennis courts and even a shooting club are on hand.
Of course, no day (or night) in Vilamoura would be complete without a visit to the famous marina, the ultimate spot to see and be seen! View the yachts, stroll the designer boutiques and take coffee while you people watch to your hearts content. Come sundown, pick your own waterfront restaurant for that perfect romantic occasion.
Vilamoura is perfect for families. In addition to kilometres of soft golden sand and ocean-based watersports, the resort offers children crazy golf, tennis and horse riding, not to mention easy access to Alcantarilha's water park Aqualand Algarve.