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, Private tennis court, 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 Satellite and lots of English channels, 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|
On-site is a Tennis Court ( free to use equipment kept in apartment )
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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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
28 Jun 2013
"Amazing apartment with stunning view!"
This apartment has everything you need. It's a great location, 5 minute walk to the strip and 10 minute walk along the beach to the old town.
Loved Portugal and would highly recommend this apartment if you can get it!
The owner was very helpful and easy to communicate with.
26 Jun 2013
"first class appartment"
The apartment was first class, immaculate with all mod cons couldn't of asked for any better. Apartment was in a quiet location but easy walking distance of everything 2mins to beach 5mins to strip and 10mins walk along beach to the old town. Pool area was great no need to rush down for a sun bed plenty any time of the day would definitely recommend these apartments and if i go to Portugal again would definitely stay here nicest apartments ive stayed in.
15 May 2013
"Fantastic 5 Star Accommodation and Location"
It was our first visit to Portugal and we were met on arrival with a lovely warm welcome and had an extensive handover about the property, the bottle of wine and card was a lovely touch by Maria and a great start to our holiday. The apartment is finished to a very high standard and is spotlessly clean and quiet, this is by far the best letting accommodation we have ever stayed in the view from the balcony was breathtaking.
The beach is a 2 min walk, the famous strip is only 5 min walk and the old town is 20 min walk or 5 mins in a taxi to our surprise were very cheap, there's a lot more to do and see in the old town loads of bars, restaurants and shops.
It was a fantastic holiday and would highly recommend this five star accommodation to anyone.
Thanks so much Maria & Colin, hope to return soon.
24 Sep 2012
"A Truly Stunning Apartment"
Everything about the property is stunning from the minute you go through the electronic gated access to being met on arrival and having an extensive handover about the property.
The apartment is finished to a high quality standard and is spotlesly clean and quiet with stunning views and sunsets but close to the old town and strip should you wish to go!
The swimming pool and grounds are also faultless and it is without doubt the best letting accomodation I have every stayed in.
The comms with the owner Maria was also seamless and very easy to sort everything out!!
5 Aug 2012
"Nice apartment in wrong place"
The apartment in general was lovely, clean the only, down side was it was out the way, also we didnt have any water for 3 whole days and were told not to complain as she couldnt do anything, we payed alot of money to stay here and were not happy we didnt have the basic immunities such as running water. The pool area is large and extremely clean and great for people with children, the beach is a 2 min walk and the old town is 10 mins in a taxi theres alot more to do and see in the old town
If I can please explain, I have been advertising Quinta de Barracuda for over 2 years now and I can honestly say this is the first negative response from any guest?, obviously a disgruntled group, 4 adults and a toddler! However I don't feel this is the place to explain the reason why. If I can just say (maybe you can read between the lines) that we pride ourselves on providing luxurious accommodation that is kept to an extremely high standard, that's what all other guests have enjoyed and told us about! Guests regularly return booking 12 months in advance in some cases
The water situation, it certainly is a “basic amenity” and I can't believe this has been said? I never did speak with this guest whilst they were on holiday, I have an excellent management company who takes care of them. I was aware of a problem with the water supply that affected the whole condominium, but this only affected the building for a maximum of 4 hours, honestly not 3 days, if this had been the case the whole condominium would have had to close and guests would have been accommodated elsewhere, but this was never the case? The guest never once contacts me whilst on holiday.
The location is certainly in my opinion and the opinion of many guests, perfect, just 2 minutes from the beach, a 5 minute walk to the famous Strip where there's an abundance of bars and restaurants and a 15 minute walk along the beach in to Old Town, or 5 minutes in a taxi costing 3.5 euros. The Old Town is busier but it does not offer the quality of accommodation, obviously the buildings are older and more traditional.
Please don't hesitate to give me a call on the number listed if you need any further information
30 Jul 2012
"1st class accommodation and location"
We wanted sometimg special for our Honeymoon and that's exactly what we got. Outstanding accommodation in a fabulous location. Amazing sea views and the owners provide a excellent service. Would defiantly recommend the apartment to Family & Freinds and we hope to return soon
Wendy & Tracey Vickers
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