Quinta de Barracuda
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
What’s so special?...............With location being one of the keys to a great holiday, it is worth noting that the location here is truly remarkable, it boasts spectacular sea-views of Albufeira bay and the Old Town.
Being one of the newest beach front developments in Albufeira, with its rare stunning sea views, it’s a quiet condo, but still extremely close to the hustle and bustle of Albufeira. Literally only a two minute (250 metres) stroll through the private gated access takes you to the beach of Forte São Jõao.
The Apartment (privately owned) is in one of the few "PRIME POSITIONS" on the third level, overlooking the pool and sea, capturing the amazing view across Albufeira's Old Town. Because it’s the centre building, it’s very private and is "NOT OVERLOOKED" at all by any other apartments, all you can see from inside the lounge and bedroom is that fabulous sea. Wall to floor doors leading to the balcony open fully, enabling you to enjoy the outside from within....................... and the amazing views from beyond!!!
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Forte São Jõao , leading to Fishermans Beach 200 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 35 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||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The apartment is furnished for contemporary living, and finished to an incredibly high specification. It boasts air-conditioning and heating in both the bedroom and the living-room.
The integrated kitchen is well equipped with high spec Miele appliances. Surfaces are covered with marble, porcelain and granite that completes the luxurious feel. Fully equipped with kettle, toaster, coffee maker, juicer, crockery, cutlery, pots, pans cooker, dishwasher, microwave, fridge,/ freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, and central vacuuming system...............everything you could possibly need
Living / Dining Area
The living-room includes Samsung TV with Freesat , Media box containing over 200 movies. The sofa opens to provide a comfortable double bed and the dining area comfortably seats 4 but can be extended to seat 6. The lounge can be completely segregated by the sliding doors accessing the kitchen, to enable privacy should the sofa bed be needed. Air-conditioning / Heating is fitted.
Mobile broadband is available on request
One bedroom with 2 single beds on a frame that can side together to become a double. Air-conditioning / Heating is fitted.
The luxury bathroom has a Jacuzzi bath, bidet, toilet, shower and under-floor heating.
Lift access to property. Secure underground car parking. Direct access to beach from swimming pool area via key fob at rear gate. Lifts available to all floors. Gated complex with access only by key fob to front / rear gates. Electric patio shutters. Adults/ children's fresh water swimming pools. Tennis Court. BBQ Area. Shared garden.
|Further details outdoors|
There is secure underground parking, lift access and the 24 hour gated security that provides peace of mind.
Direct access to beach from swimming pool area via key fob at rear gate.
Lifts available to all floors. Gated complex with access only by key fob to front / rear gates. Electric patio shutters.
Adults and children's fresh water swimming pools.
Excellent location within Albufeira close to the beach with easy access to the Algarve's towns, villages, beaches, attractions and world class golf courses.
"The Strip" - 5 minute walk.
Beach - 2 minute walk.
Nearest local golf course - 5 minute drive.
Old Town/Marina -15 minute walk.
Algarve Shopping Centre with shops, restaurants cinemas, bowling -15 minute drive.
Vilamoura/Marina/golf -15 minute drive.
Aqualand ,Splash/Slide, Zoo marine- 20 minutes
Lisbon - 2 hr drive by new motorway
The Algarve region
The Algarve has long been a favoured destination for holidays. It is full of ancient history and heritage. Still standing today are buildings and walls dating back to the Roman times. Many museums and guided tours immerse you in the culture of this proud place offering an in-depth insight into the evolution of this beautiful region.
The Algarve has a fantastic all-year round climate and can boast more sunshine hours than California!. You can often see temperatures hit the mid 30's, thanks to the sea breezes it’s always a pleasant heat.
With over 100 miles of dramatic cliff faces and extensive golden beaches, the Algarve offers a dramatic coastline, and beautiful clear seas to swim, sail, surf in or simply watch the boats sailing by. There is something for everyone, whether you're after a relaxing day, water sports or simply viewing the many tourist attractions.
All types of holiday activities can be enjoyed including water sports, horse riding, fishing, deep –sea fishing, go-karting and hill walking. For those who enjoy sightseeing there are many places of interest including museums in Faro-maritime museum, boats and seafaring displays, while children will love the science museum with its interactive displays, rock pool and flight simulator.
Albufeira is located in the central Algarve region of Portugal, just a short transfer from Faro Airport. It attracts huge numbers of tourists every year, who come for the fabulous climate, the great beaches, the numerous bars and restaurants, the many world-class golf courses, and the many other attractions within a short drive.
Albufeira "Old Town" is the heart of the city, and it's picturesque narrow streets offer numerous places to eat, drink and shop. If you are wanting even more lively nightlife, the famous "Strip" offers yet more options form eating and drinking. Albufeira has a modern marina and is famous for its apartments painted in dazzling bright colours. Albufeira is a perfect destination for families, couples and singles of all ages.
Albufeira was originally known as "Baltum" by the Romans. When the North African moors occupied the region from the 8th century they renamed it "Al-Buhera", which translates as "castle of the sea". Albufeira has the remains of a castle dating from Roman times, but most of the castle along with the town, was destroyed in the 1755 earthquake.The most visible pointer to the castle remains is the Torre do Relógio (clock tower), which was built on one of the old castle towers, and is normally lit up on festive occasions.
The main square in Albufeira "Old Town" is surrounded by cafés, restaurants and bars and is a perfect place to relax, take a cooling drink, or just as a meeting place. The streets leading off the square are a shoppers delight with clothes shops, leather goods, gift shops, street stalls and of course, all the practical shops for daily necessities.
There are also many more restaurants and bars in between the shops so there is never a shortage of places to eat and drink! It is worth mentioning that although English is very widely spoken and menus will normally be in 3 or 4 different languages, if you have any particular likes or dislikes or have special dietary requirements then you may find our food and drink information helpful.
To get lots more information on Albufeira, you can visit two excellent websites; Albufeira Uncovered.Com, and Albufeira.Com
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30 Sep 2014
Amazing set of apartments, really high standard, gorgeous sea views from selected apartments - we had apartment 15 which was just stunning being able to sit in the hammock and watch the sun set over Albufeira Old Town each night. Maria manages many of the apartments here and I'm aware that some if not most of them have similar views.
Location of the Barracuda is also ideal, literally a 5 min walk to the "strip" or the new town, but far enough away to be completely tranquil - sat on the balcony looking out to sea you could only ever hear the sound of the waves and the occasional seagull - sheer bliss.
Its a roughly 20 min walk to the amazing Old Town if you take the beach route (the Barracuda has a direct path to the beach via the pool area - 2 mins walk if that).
If you find the beach walk hard going (it can be in the heat) there's a road route which may take a little longer, however there's a taxi rank which you'll pass at the top of the road from the Barracuda up to the main road which is ideal - 4 Euros and you'll be there within 5 mins.
Old town has an abundance of superb restaurants and bars, and whereas the strip may cater for the more lively with its many clubs/bars, there are also a handful of very good restaurants at the bottom of the strip - which is closest to the Barracuda.
One recommendation I would have to make is that if you'd like a more "refined" dinner for perhaps a special occasion, make sure you book in at Dom Carlos Restaurant in the old town - quite simply one of the best dining experiences I've ever had, it may be considered expensive by some, but for a 5 course meal (set menu only) of gourmet quality @49 Euros pp I'd say it was easily money well spent.
All in all an absolutely unforgettable holiday was had, so many gorgeous beaches nearby, all within walking distance of this superb set of apartments.
Final point is to say that the level of service provided by Maria is second to none, in an age where poor customer service is rife, Maria and her team made the whole experience that bit more enjoyable and hassle free.
From her constant communication and tips, including advice on which apartments were best to book, to facilitating the airport transfers with Dave, who was extremely friendly and offered endless advice on places to go/eat/see on the journey there ( he was also there waiting for us at the airport despite a 2 hour delay on the outward flight) and Kevin who met us at the apartment and showed us the ropes, and was extremely accessible throughout the week if we had any questions or issues.
Thanks very much to all of you, for me, in terms of location and standard, as well as such a high level of service provided - the Quinta De Barracuda is the only place I'd consider staying if in Albufeira. Book it! You will not be disappointed!
Cheers again guys
Andy & Sarah
29 Sep 2014
"Home from home in stylish apartment in great location."
Quinta de Barracuda certainly was home from home. The apartment was tastefully decorated and fully equipped with everything you could possibly need for self catering, and more.It was in a great locati… More
17 Aug 2014
"A must stay for everyone looking for perfect location."
To sum up Quinta de Barracuda it was home from home, great access for everything from the beach to the main strip. The appartment itself was fully equipped with everything you could possibly need for self catering. A very safe location for families with young children as you could only gain entry in and out with special keys provided on your arrival. There were plenty of good eating houses food was excellent.
Very warm during the day but night time was very chilly so bring a light cardi with you if you intend eating out.
19 Jun 2014
"simply the best"
just returned from a 10 day stay at this apartment we were told by maria before we went about the roof work being done while we were there but it did not bother us at all as the main drilling work has… More
19 May 2014
"We had problems...but we still give it 5 stars..read on!"
Before we went Maria warned us for some roof work but sayed it should bd ok. On getting there we found no aircon but fans ...noise from workers but not terrible. Maria sent welcome /sorry gifts and a … More
17 May 2014
"Fantastic holiday at this lovely apartment"
The apartment was in a beautiful, conveniently located safe and secure complex. It was very well equipped, clean and had lovely furnishings. We had a large balcony with good outdoor table and chairs. … More
23 Oct 2013
"A view and apartment to die for"
From the moment we first contacted the owners to leaving everything about these apartments was exactly as described on line and on the phone.. We received detailed instructions on getting there, were met at the electric gates by the apartment rep/cleaner who showed us around the apartment and explained where things were and how to use. A bottle of wine was there for us to enjoy watching the sunset later that night and every night, the apartment had all the facilities for self catering, frige/freezer, washer, dryer, cooker, etc and enough cutlery for at least 8 people also a british view television including some sky programmes. From our window we could see over the bay to old town Albufeira and 400 yards down a hill was a very private beach with many facilities, bars, beach retaurants, including 3 lifeguards. A bit of a struggle to get back up the hill but plenty of places to stop for a breather! With a car old town was 10 mins+ away, the new town area was even less were we could shop for all our needs, there were many restaurants 10 mins walk away whilst not 4 plus star were serving varied menus for everyones needs. we sat every night watching the sunset and again when we returned from eating out, an unbeleiveable sight. Below the balcony was a swimming pool and childrens pool with plenty of beds for everyone, whilst we did'nt use the pool we did go down and enjoy the beds around the pool. There was a private electric gate which gave us extra feeling of safety when returning to the apartment late at night with its own driveway. Ours was a1 bedroom apartment but there were larger ons and we would recommend them to anyone wanting a relaxing holiday whilst not far from a busy town.
14 Oct 2013
"ABSOLUTELY THE BEST"
I cannot thank Maria enough for allowing us this apartment....it is absolutely gorgeous and the view is fab....really quite breath taking...the pool area is welcoming and there are always sunbeds.... people are so friendly too from our taxi driver to amanda that showed us around too all the restraunt and shop staff around albufeira....the beaches are great and the walk to old town across the beach was most enjoyable....great food at many places like frogs, the cottage, and la bamba across the strip....chilli pepper is not too bad great on first two nights we went but not so great the last, hot spot and calypto up the road is good and flavours on the front at old town was our favourite...I so cant wait to visit portugal again....hopefully we can afford to stay in one of marias apartments she has to offer again as they are well worth the price....thanknyou for bottle of mateus and card left, a very nice touch
all the very best Maria
the Powles family
15 Jul 2013
"Absolutely fantastic, relaxing & peaceful location"
From start to finish this holiday was more than what we hoped for. The apartment was spotless & well equipped, it was like home from home.
The views were stunning, the location peaceful & relaxing.
Maria was so helpful in all our enquiries, even down to organising an extra night for us.
Would I go back again.......you bet I would
4 Jul 2013
"TOTALLY RELAXING AND QUIET"
We stayed at this apartment this June and all of the photos does not do it justice as you have to be there to appreciate the relaxing atmosphere.
very well positioned, within easy reach of all amenities and a lovely restaurant next door with piri piri sauce to die for.
Great little café bar on beach (5 min walk) called Sunset beach.
you get sun on balcony in afternoon from approx. 15:00 so chill the wine early
Wonderful holiday, Thank you Maria for all your help the year before when we had to cancel but this was worth the wait. LOVE IT
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