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Lovely 2 Bed Apartment, Centre of Carvoeiro very near Beach

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Carvoeiro - Girassol, Monte Dourado

Closest resort to the beach and town centre at about 300 metres away

Lovely top floor apartment superbly located at Monte Dourado resort right in the centre of Carvoeiro a very short walk from the beach/town centre (only 400 metres). The apartment is air conditioned, spacious with master bedroom ensuite, second bedroom with second bathroom/shower, modern fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, m/wave, toaster, kettle, w/machine, spacious lounge with 40'' flatscreen TV, satellite TV, DVD, ipod dock/radio, dining table 6 chairs and 3 piece suite. Lounge leads out on to a lovely sunny terrace with quality table & recliner chairs, with lovely views over Carvoeiro, the valley and sea beyond. Smoking is permitted on the terrace but not inside please. The apartment lies in a nice secluded spot which is quiet & peaceful at night, outside there are well maintained gardens, adjacent is a lovely pool area (with kids pool) and plenty of sunbeds (All brand new 2016), tennis courts (racquets provided) are just 100 metres away, free wifi and safe.

The apartment is managed locally by Monte Dourado Reception 100 metres away and there is a phone connection in the apartment, so you can be assured that staff will be on hand to ensure that you have a peaceful and relaxing holiday!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Paul & Tracy Maxwell
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch
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Calendar last updated:
16 October, 2016
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About Paul & Tracy Maxwell

Hi, we are Tracy & Paul Maxwell from Blundellsands near Liverpool, I (Paul) am the Managing Director of a local oil company and my wife runs the household and caters for our two kids who are still at home (cause they have it so good!). We love it when we can get out to Carvoeiro which is not as often as we would like.

Paul & Tracy Maxwell purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Paul & Tracy Maxwell chose Carvoeiro area

It's perfect, right location in a nice quiet spot yet only a couple of hundred metres from all the restaurants, bars and beach (not easy to get that combination). The apartment was built in the early nineties and is a quality build to a high standard, the layout is super with the private ensuite bedroom area and spacious lounge. Balcony is full width and not overlooked, it is near to the pool but not right overlooking it which is what we wanted, ideal for a peaceful drink, and the view is lovely. It ticked all the boxes for me, I knew it would be good for rentals because of this and in the years following been proved right, its been a great investment!

What makes this apartment unique

The one thing I would say that makes this apartment great for holidaymakers is the location, many apartments claim to be in Carvoeiro which these days covers a wide area and often this can mean in the general vicinity, but when guest arrive they can find themselves one or two kilometres out of town, not such of problem except in peak periods when taxis are busy and car parking impossible. Our apartment is right there in the town centre, a five minute walk away from the square by the beach and all the restaurants, yet as it is set on the hill above the main street it is just far enough to be nice and quiet and peaceful at night. Best of both worlds!


based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

Lovely 2 Bed Apartment, Centre of Carvoeiro very near Beach
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews

Fab Apartment just as described

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is ideal for those looking for a location far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the town but near enough to walk (5 mins and you're on the main street).

The apartment itself is perfect. Tastefully decorated, comfortable sofa & chairs (not like the usual uncomfortable sofas you tend to get), satellite TV for those that want to keep in touch with the British soaps, an iPOD docking station so that you can listen to your own music and a dishwasher which is an added bonus for those wanting to dine in the apartment. The lovely thing as well about this apartment is having the beach towels provided (8 in total).......... definitely a space and weight saver in your luggage. Having the washing machine was even better because you could have a clean beach towel every day if you wanted. Both bedrooms in the apartment are spacious with loads of storage space for those extra outfits you've brought instead of the beach towels. The master bedroom has a king sized bed for that extra comfort.

The balcony is really spacious and overlooks the gardens and path to the pool which is just to the left of the apartment so although you can't fully see it from the apartment you can get to it in half a minute. From the balcony you can also see the sea in the distance and catch the lovely sunsets on the horizon.

We were a party of 4 adults and never felt on top of each other because the apartment is so roomy and spacious.

The only downside I can think of is that there is no air conditioning (although fans can be hired) so those going in high season may get a little hot on those humid nights. We went mid September and it was fine.

Carvoeiro itself is a lovely little resort with a gorgeous little sandy cove off the main square. There are plenty of bars and restaurants to suit all tases and a number of little shops and boutiques to browse.

If we return to Carvoeiro again, we would certainly try to book this apartment again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2008
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Everything you could want in a holiday apartment

  • 5 of 5

This was our fifth stay in this lovely apartment, this time for our honeymoon! We hadn't been for 3 years, as soon as we opened the door again it was like being home! The apartment is clean & spacious, very well equipped for a family of four, regular maid service, a very helpful reception, and close to all the attractions of Carvoeiro, and yet still nice and peaceful. Five very nice pools and lovely grounds make this the perfect holiday location for us, we will definitely be back again. The Browne family.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Je recommande fortement.

  • 5 of 5

Appartement très agréable dans un cadre calme et très confortable proche de la plage et toutes commodités.

Je le recommande fortement.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Perfect apartment, exactly as advertised

  • 4 of 5

We had a very comfortable time here in spite of 4 days of rain and cold temperatures. The wood burner was much in use and so we were kept warm. The apartment was beautifully furnished and all requirements met,apart from a few small saucepans which would have been useful! Parking was right outside the steps to the apartment, and for active people a pleasant walk down into the town, so no need to take the car. It would be a haul up the hill with shopping!

We had a lovely time and would hope to return another year, and would certainly recommend to friends. Thank you Paul & Debbie.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
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April 2012

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful apartment, very close to all main restaurants etc but be prepared for steep hills.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
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Carvoeiro 2012

  • 5 of 5

It was fabulous to be back in Carvoeiro after not being here for two years. Although it is our 4th time here now, the place still appeals to us as much as ever. It was lovely to be back in the apartment again, it felt like home as soon as we stepped in the front door, it has everything you could wish for and all the amenities on your doorstep. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Praia do Carvoeiro
Car: not necessary

Location of this apartment is right in the town centre of Carvoeiro, near the beach and restaurants, at Monte Dourado resort, the apartment enjoys a privileged hill-top position above Carvoeiro so even though it is within a 5 minute walk of the beach and the centre of the village it is in a nice quiet location. There is a pool area shared only by 16 apartments located just 50 metres away, there are tennis courts 100 metres away and a nice 9 hole par 3 golf course (Vale de Milho) just up the road or a more challenging 18 holes each at Pinta & Gramacho 10 minutes away, Carvoeiro is set on a really beautiful stretch of coast with cliff tops mingled with super sandy cove beaches. Slide & Spash water park is 5 minutes away in Lagoa and Zoomarine theme park is within 20 mins. For those that know Carvoeiro it is a hidden gem on the Algarve and remains as yet undiscovered and has not been spoiled by large over development, the village is in a lovely setting centred around the square right by Carvoeiro beach which is nestled in a lovely cove where there are many very good cafes & restaurants.

They say it is all about location, location, location and it doesn't get any better than this we are the closest resort to the centre of the town and beach!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Carvoeiro, Carvoeiro area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
October 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Nov 2016 - Feb 2017
1 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
March 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
April 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Nov 2017 to Feb 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

INCLUDED: Cleaning & linen services at start and end of stay and weekly during stay (except winter), wifi included, beach towels are provided, tennis courts are available for hire at Monte Dourado reception.
WINTER: Apartment is ideal for winter lets, we have all year round residents in the block and Monte Dourado is very popular with people staying for long periods, this is because there is a reception which stays open all year round and provides support if any problem with the apartment and there is a heated pool which also remains open all year. We have had may couples staying the winter over the years and they all say it is like home from home. Contact us to discuss rates.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Carvoeiro in Carvoeiro / Lagoa region

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
  • village
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Wood burning fire in lounge, electric heaters in all rooms & bathrooms. 32 inch flatscreen TV. WiFi available (no charge).

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