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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. Secure underground parking.

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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 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 considered
  • 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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(13 traveller reviews)

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Larger Than Average 2 Bed 2 Bath Apartment Short Walk To Shops and Restaurants
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic position and very large comfortable apartment.

  • 5 of 5

Great holiday. Lovely area and couldn't ask for an apartment in a better location. Everything on your doorstep but very quiet and peaceful at the apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great holiday

  • 4 of 5

Loved the apartment. Really central so nothing is too far away at all. The apartment was lovely and clean. We would come back!!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late August (2 couples) glorious weather, lovely apartment fab location close to all amenities. Absolutely loved the Old Town.

The owner Adam was extremely helpful and let us stay on a little longer as no-one in directly after us enabling us to relax by the pool until our transfer collection at tea time.

We tried so many restaurants with not one bad meal . We found Farnells restaurant on the strip on our last night and had an amazingly cheap night and excellent food. Well worth a visit!

Only fault was a little girl cut her foot in the small pool possibly due to some tiles missing. All remedied with a plaster and I'm sure by next summer that will be fixed.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful apartment

  • 5 of 5

I arrived a little early and the cleaners were in the apartment, but they were very welcoming (and thorough - the apartment was spotless) and gave me some advice about the area.

It's close to the bottom end of the strip, but also far enough away to be quiet and not bothered by the noise at night.

Apartment was well equipped. I could have probably taken just hand luggage for the week and used the washing machine (worth knowing if you are undecided about taking a big suitcase!).

The walk to the old town took about 20-30 minutes (leisurely stroll pace) and was a little less 'frantic' than the new town strip, but was still busy and open until 4am (at least). Plenty of bars playing live music in the old town as well. The beach bars and restaurants at Praia do Oura are worth a visit as well. Nice and relaxing.

If I ever decide to visit Albufeira again I'd certainly try and book this apartment again.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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
Damage Deposit £175.4

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.