We would not hesitate to recommend this apartment. It is to a very high spec, and has everything you could possibly need. Rooms are large and spacious, and it has a luxury feel to it. Air conditioning a huge bonus as nights can be very hot in August. Balconies to both master and sitting room were well used.
The pool is perfect, with sunbeds to relax on inbetween dips in the pool. Although it was mid August and the apartments were occupied, there were no issues with noise - it was very calm and relaxing. Loads of parking spaces if you decide to hire a car.
Easy walk to the strip, where there are more bars and restuarants than you could hope to visit. And the beach was easily accessible on foot. We have teenage children and were very able to reach the Old Town on foot - although it was a good 30 min walk. But if you prefer, taxis are cheap (about 8Euro for the family) or there is a tourist train (although this worked out more expensive than the taxi, which was air conditoned and dropped you door to door).
Beaches were beautiful - we found a quiter beach just a little further on from The Strip (but again we reached on foot). The main beaches are full of activities to keep everyone busy, if that's what you are after. The huge inflatable in the sea was a bargain at 6 Euro for an hour. We tried Scuba Diving at nearby Indigio Divers. Numerous boat trips for all budgets from the Marina. I could go on! The Portugese people were welcoming and very genuine. We didn't feel we were being 'ripped off' at all, and the prices were cheaper than in England (although an excellnt exchange rate when we visited really helped!).
The booking process was easy, and we were sent all the details near to the departure date. Transfers were arranged by Alan and were faultless. Met at the apartment by David who was extremely helpful. It was just fabulous. Don't miss out on this little gem - get booking!