Casa Golfinho near Old Town Albufeira, Algarve
Townhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Our property is a new, clean, modern and stylish house situated in a residential area, one of a row of 14 with a large pool and attractive communal gardens. It is within walking distance of Old Town Albufeira/Fisherman's Beach and a short drive to many other wonderful beaches, attractions, scenic walks and golf courses. It is a 30 minute drive from Faro airport along the N125 or A22 off the N395.
At the bottom of our road there is a friendly cafe/bar, a family friendly restaurant and a traditional Portuguese restaurant. A short walk away there's a supermarket and more shops etc.
The house itself has 3 bedrooms - 1 double and 2 twin and 3 ensuite bathrooms. There is also a downstairs cloaks and a further basement room with a double sofa bed, TV/DVD, table tennis table and table football, games and books. There is a living/dining room with Sat TV/DVD and WIFI also connected. The kitchen is fully equipped with a washing machine and dishwasher plus fridge, microwave and oven etc.
Everything is provided to ensure you feel at home including towels - beach/pool and bathroom plus linen. There is an iron/board, airer and sunloungers for 6 people plus a "Fatboy" beanbag for indoor/outdoor use. We also provide a cot and highchair plus toddler safety accessories and a blender to puree food. There is a hair dryer in two of the bedrooms. Aircon and heating is fitted and there are shutters to all windows. The house is very secure
At the front of the house is a carport and barbecue area with a patio and balcony above for the front bedroom (with chairs). The back bedroom also has a balcony (table and chairs) over the patio from the front living room (outdoor dining for 6 people) Beyond this is a private patio area with a gate down to the pool and garden area.
We have friends who live on site who are also able to assist with advice and support when needed.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Fisherman's Beach 2.5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 40 km, Nearest railway: Ferreiras 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
The Algarve region
The Algarve is renowned for its most beautiful sandy beaches and all year round sun - it's the California of Europe but not much more than a couple of hours flight away. Seville is even only a 2 hour drive away and Lisbon 2.5 hours by train or car. Faro airport is 30 minutes drive away from which the A22 and N125 follow the coast from East to West. Along each of these roads are the popular resorts of Quinta do lago, Vale do Lobo, Vilamoura, Albufeira, Carvoira, Lagos etc. Inland is the amazing range of mountains known as Monchique and many pretty villages to explore such as Silves, Sagres, Alte, Paderne etc. The wildlife in the Algarve is also amazing - bring binoculars!
There are many walks, golf courses, the sea is ideal for all waterspouts and dolphin spotting, fishing and Portugal is very popular with cyclists.
Meals out are a favourite pastime with fish and fresh fruit/vegetables in abundance. The Portuguese pork is particularly popular also.
Along with typical boutiques and souvenir shops the region is served with several indoor shopping malls, major supermarkets and leisure facilities.
Albufeira Old Town is full of old world charm and atmosphere. It is possible to walk into the village to the beach and round to the new marina. Beyond here a short drive to Gale beach is a must. Just a short walk from there is the nature reserve at Salgados and a walk to Pera where out of season meals can be as little as 12 euros for 5 courses and you can watch the catch come in!
There are many restaurants, bars and several nightclubs in Old Town Albufeira to suit all ages. It has pretty cobbled pedestrianised streets, alley ways, tunnels (to the beach) a square (often with market stalls and buskers) and even an escalator for those with mobility difficulties. It's just near enough, or just far enough away from "The Strip" in the new town but you'd need a taxi to get there and back. The new town also has many shops, bars, hotels and restaurants plus more lovely beaches.
We love the area particularly for its accessibility. It's a short transfer from the airport, taxis are good value and there's a coach/bus station a 15 minute walk away. We love our two favourite restaurants and cafe close by and if you don't fancy a short drive to Algarve Shopping in Ghia where there's a huge supermarket and other retail outlets, then there's a smaller supermarket and small shops a walk away from the house including a cash machine. We like a drive to explore all there is to offer along this beautiful coastline, stop off to walk and eat in a local restaurant. The children may prefer to visit the theme parks, zoos and water parks and splash about in the pool. Bus stops are close by from which buses go to most attractions or resorts
In addition, Albufeira Camping which is a 10 minute walk away hires out tennis courts (bring your own tennis rackets and balls) and electric bicycles etc. There is also campsite entertainment in August.
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21 Oct 2014
We stayed with our friends who own this villa and thought everything about it was beautiful. Great location - explored the most amazing beaches and ate at gorgeous restaurants including the one round … More
Thank you so much for your review and glad you loved our holiday home. It sounds like you were able to visit all the places we recommended. So glad you're thinking of visiting again and look forward to giving you more ideas as to where to go.
19 Sep 2014
"Spacious house in great location"
It started already with the communication prior to the booking that made us feel we were making the right choice. 3 spacious bedrooms and with their own bathroom, the kitchen separate from the living.… More
I am glad you had a good time. Air-conditioning in the living room is definitely something we will consider in light of your experience, especially with young children. Thank you and look forward to you visiting again
21 Aug 2014
"Very relaxing and everything we wanted!"
Lovely, clean villa in a great setting. Everything we needed was provided and the games room was a fantastic addition. Would recommend for friends or a family staying! Pool was perfect.… More
Thank you so much. We're glad you all enjoyed yourselves so much and found everything as you expected. We'll be happy to welcome you all back another time if you're in the area.
14 Aug 2014
"Perfect for a relaxing holiday"
The accommodation is beautiful - clean, modern and spacious. The children loved the pool, table tennis, games and table football which gave us plenty of time to relax. There's a café, supermarke… More
It's great to hear that everyone had such a great time - that it was both relaxing and fun. Hope to welcome you all back again soon
1 Aug 2014
"Superb accommodation, surpassed expectations..."
I stayed with my husband and three boys and we had a fantastic time, the quality of the accommodation, facilities and location were simply perfect. Information provided about beaches, restaurants and … More
Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Casa Golfinho and would love to welcome you back anytime.
23 Jul 2014
"Spacious and beautifully furnished apartment"
We were looking for a quiet, relaxing location and that is exactly what this apartment offered us. The apartment was very well equipped and spotless..Having the private terrace during the day was a re… More
We are so pleased everyone had such a relaxing time and that the house met your expectations. We are looking forward to you booking with us again. Many thanks.
6 Jul 2014
"A lovely place"
I stayed with my girlfriends in this lovely house for my hen do.The place is very clean and furbished to a high standard.We had access to the shared pool but there was hardly anyone else there so we f… More
I'm so glad you had such a good time. Yes, it's ideally placed even if you haven't your own means of transport. Thank you
8 Feb 2014
"Lovely holiday in the Algarve"
We stayed in the above house/apartment in August 2013 and had a brilliant time. Only a 30min drive from Faro airport the accommodation is clean, modern, well furnished and offers all the essentials re… More
We're so glad you enjoyed your holiday and our house in the Algarve. Thank you for posting your positive comments.
2 Feb 2014
"Spacious and elegant modern house with shared garden and pool in ideal position"
Gorgeous modern house, tastefully decorated, with all the appliances and items that we needed plus more. Good garden and pool area with countryside around was very relaxing and peaceful. Albufeira centre is only a 20 minute walk away so very easy for evenings with no driving or parking worries. There is also a fantastic restaurant around the corner, plus 2 other eating places (pizzas and a café) so walking into town is not necessary. A good small supermarket was also a five minute walk away which we used mostly, but there are others to choose from if you want to drive and load up with a major shop.
Ideally positioned for seeing lots of interesting places on the coast and inland ( info in the house). The transfer was quick and trouble free, we booked the car before we went and the drive to the property was short and easy (I think it took 45 minutes and it was easy to find, not far off the main route)
I really cannot think of a single grumble, we will definitely go again!
Thank you so much for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to you booking your next visit with us.
31 Jan 2014
"Great Stay in Albufeira"
We stayed in the above house/apartment and had a great time, the apartment is spotless and incredibly well furnished so a great welcome to the Algarve
Great layout and lovely rooms set in a small development of some 10 properties with a lovely garden leading to a shared pool
Locally there's a supermarket within walking distance plus a couple of nice restaurants/bars close by that are well worth visiting and of course there's a short walk (a mile or so) into Albufeira with its wide choice of bars and restaurants and shops both wild and relaxed
With a car there's a wide choice of places to visit both east and west with some great beaches and lovely towns
Overall a great place to stay whether you want to lounge around the pool and house making use of the barbecue or whether you want to live it up in Albufeira or drive around some beautiful towns and villages of the Algarve
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to you visiting again soon.
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