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Larger Than Average 2 Bed 2 Bath Apartment Short Walk To Shops and Restaurants

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,237 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Modern Well Equipped Air Conditioned Apartment. 5 Minutes Walk To “the Strip”

A large 2 bedroom 2 bathroom modern apartment which is ideal for a relaxing holiday; a large communal pool and garden area offer a peaceful and relaxing retreat. Within five minutes walk of both the beach and the popular road known as “the strip”, where bars and restaurants attract year round holidaymakers. The apartment offers hi spec. equipped accommodation; air conditioning throughout, open plan lounge/dining room with plasma TV, international TV channels including ITV, BBC etc. and WiFi, fully fitted modern kitchen with washing machine, dishwasher microwave etc. Master bedroom with a super king sized bed , 32' LCD TV bedside cabinets and lamps and en suite modern shower room with double sized shower cabinet. Twin bedroom also with bedside cabinets and lamps and family bathroom. Balcony overlooking the kiddies and large swimming pool.

More things to do and see: The apartment is 30 mins from Faro airport 45km/ 36 miles. There is an aqua park just outside Vilamoura which is about 15 mins. Zoo marine which is a sea life park with swimming with dolphins and fair ground rides. This is in Gale just outside Albufeira and is about a 10 min drive. Algarve shopping is a 10 min drive. Lisbon is about 2 and a half hours and is a good day trip. Seville takes about the same time and has Isla Magica Theme Park. Plus there are all the cultural sites as well which are truly wonderful.

Faro and Albufeira councils put on festivals all the time.

Just outside Albfufeira in Gale there is the Salgados golf resort, another 2km down the road towards Olhos da Agua is the Balaia Golf Course and then after that Vilamoura has 5 top courses (one of which has hosted the Portuguese masters tournament) and another 2 just outside of town on Vila Sol Resort.

More Details

Property Manager
Adam Guise-Smith
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About Adam Guise-Smith

I live in the Algarve all year round and i have been here since 2006, I am originally from Sheffield in the UK.

I sell real estate all over the Algarve as my day to day occupation.

Adam Guise-Smith purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Adam Guise-Smith chose Areias de São João

I bought this apartment to live in, and i furnished it to be my home. Since then I have started a family and we keep this property as our holiday home and rent it out for most of the year,.

I choose this apartment it is walking distance to the strip, but not right on top of it! Also, to one beach in five minutes and another two beaches in about 10-15 mins. I also used to walk to the old town, which takes about 20-30 mins. You can catch the bus at the top of the road, or the tourist train, if you don´t fancy walking.

You genuinely don´t need a car if you rent my apartment.

What makes this apartment unique

Small condominium of 20 apartments with a large pool and a garden which is very peaceful.

Not over looked by any other apartments.

Large apartment, well furnished.

Walking distance to everything you would need.

Short walk to small supermarket.

Five minute walk to the strip.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Areias de São João in Albufeira

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1237 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    En Suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Double shower cabinet, with multiple jets and bench seat.
  • The En-suite bathroom features a double shower cabinet which has multiple water jets, a bench seat and built in radio. All bath towels supplied.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom En-suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Second bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Twin bedroom with two single beds.
  • All bedding supplied.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Larger Than Average 2 Bed 2 Bath Apartment Short Walk To Shops and Restaurants
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews
Essex, UK

Great apartment. Very large and perfectly situated.

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with the size of the apartment. Much bigger than it looks on the photos. The pool is also larger than it looks and there's a shallow pool for children too. Both pools are warmer than most abroad! The apartment is well equipped with everything you need including buckets and spades for the beach. Would definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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Spacious apartment and spotless.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful spacious apartment. Fantastic shower in the ensuite. The apartment is very central to everything. Ideally situated in the complex as it overlooks the pool. Very secure complex.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great apartment in excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Just come back from a 4 night stay , the apartment was excellent , nicely furnished and perfectly located for either the lively strip or visiting the old town. Definitely recommend 👍 .

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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Watsonville, CA

Nice apartment, Quiet, and Very Good Location

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is very big! The location is close to many beaches and the strip. Old town Albufeira is a 10 minute drive. The kitchen is fully equipped. The pool and grounds are beautiful! The balcony overlooks the pool and gets great afternoon sun. The master bath has a futuristic shower! Just a short walk to a small market to stock your frig.

If staying for more than a couple days bring extra toilet tissue, soap and trash bags. The living room furniture is a bit worn but not a big deal since we spent most of our time outside.

We thank Adam and Carly for going out of their way to put in a rollaway for our 5th traveler!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location for clubs pubs and old town beaches etc..

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay..very clean..modern decor. Ideal for the pubs.. clubs..and a food the beach is 8min walk away to which you can walk along to the old town. The apartment location is great as you don't hear the nightlife although it is 5min away.

Highly recommended and we plan to return at some point in near future

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
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Great property in a perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great 10 night stay in the property. Really large apartment with everything you needed in a home away from home. Lovely relaxing pool area too. Would definitely recommend this property to family & friends.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Faro Airoport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Balaia Golf, also Salgados
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Many Restaurants
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Praia Gaivotas
Car: not necessary

This apartment offers a great location for anyone looking to have a simple no worries holiday. It is walking distance to everything a holiday maker could want. The beach is at the bottom of the road and the Albufeira strip is at the top. There are loads of restaurants and shops nearby along with supermarkets and walking to the old town takes 10 minutes along the beach. Most of the residents and holiday makers don’t even bother with the expense of renting a car when they come over, as there is a regular bus route nearby and a busy taxi rank. The airport is 20 minutes drive

Other Activities: Jeep safari etc.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £176.93

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.