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Luxury apartment with fab. sea views & private roof terrace. High speed Wifi

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,130 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom luxury apartment, close to beach with fabulous sea views

This is a luxurious, quiet, airy and spacious first floor apartment, which is part of the popular Monte Dourado resort in central Carvoeiro, literally a couple of minutes walk from the beach, restaurants and shops. Occupying one of the best positions at the top of the hill, the lounge, master bedroom, terrace and fabulous, furnished private roof terrace (60 metres square) all have wonderful sea views. Having undergone an extensive refurbishment in 2016, the flat benefits from modern bathrooms, air conditioning /heating, new tiling throughout and all new furnishings.

We have also installed our own wifi system (not shared with other Monte Dourado apartments), to ensure super-fast, broadband speeds for our guests, at all times.

The apartment comfortably sleeps 4 adults, but, for an additional child there is a fold up bed and a cot, both of which can be hired for a small additional charge.

The accommodation includes:

2 double bedrooms. The master bedroom has a large king sized bed and the second bedroom has the flexibility of being arranged as either two singles or one double bed. There is a safe in the main bedroom (key available from Reception.)

2 bathrooms. both have showers and there is also a bath in the main family bathroom. Hair dryers in both bathrooms

Lounge / dining room - contains two double sofas, flat screen tv, with a range of European / UK channels, including Sky Sports 1. There is a wireless sound bar to stream your own personal music or for surround sound on the TV. The dining area has a dining table and four chairs, sideboard and console. For the cooler winter evenings, there is a wood burning stove and logs /kindling are available to purchase, for delivery, from Reception.

The kitchen is well equipped, with all white goods, including an electric cooker and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, coffee maker and fridge freezer.

The outside terrace has a table and four chairs, plus two comfortable rattan chairs and a coffee table.

The roof terrace offers spectacular, panoramic views and sunsets; overlooking the sea and the bay. It is furnished with a matching set of four rattan sun loungers and side tables, a large, circular dining table with four chairs , an umbrella and a charcoal BBQ. There is both electricity and lighting on the roof.

Air conditioning /heating units in both bedrooms and the lounge area and heaters in both bathrooms.

The flat is also ideally positioned, being opposite the main pool area, the adult pool being heated in the winter months. Parking is available directly outside the flat and there is also a dedicated Reception area, to ensure we meet all your holiday requirements, including the collection/deposit of the key. There are also two tennis courts on the site, which can be booked for 5 euros per hour via reception.

Maid service is provided twice weekly, with a weekly change of towels and bed linen.

More Details

Sarah and Laurence Reilly
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2018

About Sarah and Laurence Reilly

Sarah and Laurence Reilly

We live in Lincolnshire in the UK. Laurence is a headteacher and I have recently taken early retirement from teaching, in order to pursue my love of drawing and painting. The picturesque, Algarvian landscape is providing me with lots of material!

We started visiting Carvoeiro, as a family in 1996, when my parents first moved out here. Over the years we have had numerous family holidays and built many happy memories, as our children have grown up. As young adults, they are still following on this tradition, coming out with their friends, their partners and more recently, our two grandchildren.

Sarah and Laurence Reilly purchased this apartment in 2016

Why Sarah and Laurence Reilly chose Carvoeiro

The reason we bought the property on Monte Dourado is because it is so well placed, being within walking distance of the town centre and the beach. The condominium itself is well managed and maintained and the reception staff are always on hand to help guests. They also speak a number of languages, which is great for guests.

The apartment is spacious and well built and we felt that, following an extensive refurbishment, it provides a perfect base for a fantastic holiday experience for both our family and also our guests.

What makes this apartment unique

The sea view really makes this flat special. Monte Dorado is also highly rated on customer websites, such as Trip Adviser. As our guest you have the added advantage and reassurance that you have a reception area on hand, in case you need anything, unlike other private bookings.

Although it is so close to all the amenities, the flat is still very quiet and peaceful at night. This flat also benefits from a large, private roof terrace. We do not advise that young children be allowed to use this space however, due to its high location on the second floor.

There is nothing better than strolling across to the pool for a quick dip before breakfast and you don't need to bag a sun-bed for the day, as there are plenty of beds and umbrellas for everyone.

We also love the fact that both the beach and the bars and restaurants are all within walking distance and there is so much choice available.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Carvoeiro in Faro District

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1130 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • town
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Please state preference on booking
  • The apartment comfortably sleeps 4 people, but can accommodate an additional charge. A fold-up bed and a cot can be provided for a small additional charge for each item.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • caves
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Luxury apartment with fab. sea views & private roof terrace. High speed Wifi
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful apartment with breathtaking views from the roof terrace.

  • 5 of 5

The property was very spacious & well presented and amply equipped (although maybe some plastic glasses may be an idea?). Furnishings throughout were also lovely, with plenty towels, which were changed every few days.

The view from the roof terrace was absolutely fantastic, and the nearest (& largest of all the pools, hence a little busy at times) was only a few steps away.

The Monte Dourado resort is very well maintained, with some beautiful shrubs and flowers dotted everywhere. It is also very well situated for walking into Carvoeiro within minutes to enjoy the many restaurants, shops & nightlife, but set back far enough that it's not right in the centre of all the hustle & bustle. Also easy to find and accessible to lots of lovely other beaches which are well worth venturing out to if you have hired a car.

All in all a lovely family holiday in a beautiful setting.

Thank you very much from the Caskeys

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable, clean and well equipped apartment. Lovely balcony and views. The roof terrace was dirty and had takeaway boxes left from previous occupants, also something was banging (perhaps the lights against the barrier?) up there at night when it was windy. The pools are lovely and the complex is well maintained. I'd be very happy to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful very well equipped apartment.Very clean, great situation wonderful roof top terrace

  • 5 of 5

Carvoerio is a lovely village style town with a fantastic choice of restaurants and bars and a small beach. Monte Dourado is very well managed, clean pool, beautiful maintained grounds and helpful reception staff. Will definitely return highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Angie. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Sarah and Laurence
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Perfect apartment with fabulous sun terrace

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need for a self catering holiday.

Great location, walking distance to good restaurants bars and the beach.

Recommend the boardwalk along the cliffs.

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Terry. Glad you enjoyed your holiday. Best wishes Sarah
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Beautiful and luxurious apartment

  • 5 of 5

This was a great property, in a superb location with amazing views of the town and ocean. Check in was quick, easy and painless. The apartment was well immaculate with all the mod cons and obviously recently renovated. It was like being at home. The pool was close and the town itself has lots of nice restaurants. It was easy to travel to other places along the Algarve. The beach was warm and sandy and never too crowded. Overall a lovely relaxing place to stay and I would highly recommended this holiday home.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Vijay thank you for your feedback. So glad you enjoyed your stay at our flat and hope to see you again soon. Sarah & Laurence
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Great location and immaculate

  • 4 of 5

The property was in a great location and had an amazing view of the town and ocean. Check in was easy and painless. The apartment was well looked after and obviously recently renovated. The pool was extremely close. The town itself has lots of nice restaurants and it was easy to travel to other places along the algarve. The beach was warm and sandy and never too crowded. Overall a lovely relaxing place to stay and I would highly recommended this holiday home.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ben thanks for your feedback and pleased you and the family had a good time. You were also great guests! Best wishes Sarah & Laurence
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Nearest Airport
67 Kilometres
Faro (45 minutes)
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
3 minutes walk into the town centre
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Vale de Milho, Quinta do Gramacho, Vale de Pinta
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A22 (tolls apply) or N125
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
3 mins - beachfront or 'restaurant hill'
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Car: not necessary

Carvoeiro really is a fabulous place for both adults and families alike, catering for all age groups and providing lots to do all year round. We have been coming here for the last 15 years as our family have grown up and now bring their own children out to stay. Having fallen in love with Carvoeiro over the years, we purchased our own apartment last year. You will find when you visit, that lots of couples and families return year after year, which really speaks for itself.

During the winter months you can enjoy the 300 days of Portuguese sunshine, playing golf , tennis or enjoying breathtaking views walking along the cliffs. For shopping or culture, head to the historic town of Lagos or, more locally, head into Silves and take a walk around the ancient castle walls. Alternatively head inland and discover the beautiful Monchique mountains. Of course, you can always just relax in the apartment and enjoy the heated pool.

Mid season has all the benefits of both winter and summer, as it warms up to around 23 degrees most days.

During the high season in July and August there is also nightly, live entertainment in the square, next to the beach, which ranges from music to fire eating! Book a table in one of the great restaurants in the square and watch while you eat and drink, or simply promenade. On the beach during the day, you can hire a pedalo or a kayak, or visit the caves in a local fishing boat. Take a car or a bus to the nearby waterparks or visit the Aquamarine zoo.

There is a really fabulous and wide ranging choice of local restaurants all based in the village centre, from authentic Portuguese, to upmarket cuisine. All well priced, between 20 - 40 euros a head for a two course meal, including a bottle of wine. The advantage of the apartment is it's within walking distance to every one of them!

Must see places: there are lots of beautiful sandy beaches and cliff walks with breathtaking views, all along the algarve coast. Take your pick from cosy, small beach coves, such as Benagil or Marinha, to larger ones such as Centaines and Alvor. For culture, visit the castle at Silves, or go further afield to Lagos, an historic and lively city.


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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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