259 Balaia Golf Village
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
If you are looking for a clean,modern,high spec homely apartment that is mins from the beach with shopping and wide variety of restaurants and top class golf courses close by, or if you are looking for a relaxing break in the sun by the pool or on one of 3 terraces overlooking the garden perusing your book,with a game of tennis now and again, this is the place for you. Well situated for seeing the many tourist sites of the Algarve with many guided tours to avail of.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool, Children's pool|
|General||Air conditioning, Video player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
This is a first floor 1 bedroom apartment that can sleep up to 5.It has 2 single beds in the bedroom, a double sofa bed and a fold-up single bed. It is a home from home experience with a well equipped kitchen, DVD's and a mini library, pool/beach accessories for children. During the high season there is a supervised kiddies activity club.
|Further details outdoors|
There are 3 terraces, one with table and chairs to eat out under the Algarve sun or under the sun umbrella,also supplied! The other 2 terraces have sun loungers. There is parking available outside the apartment
A welcome pack can be arranged, at extra charge,for early or late arrivals.
Reception is open 24/7
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.
Reception is open 24 hrs. and all the staff speak excellent English and are always more than helpful. Reception offers currency exchange & will arrange airport transfers, taxis, baby sitting etc. There is also an internet facility. Reception will also deal with any problems that may occur within the apartment during your stay.
A range of shops are available next to the main entrance of the village and comprise of, supermarket, gift shop, hairdressers, beauty salon, newsagent and medical centre. A mini bus service runs into Albufeira Old Town.
At the entrance to the village, near reception, the restaurant 'La Veranda' offers good food at a reasonable price. Two of the swimming pools and the clubhouse have restaurants and snack bars. The snack bars at the pools only open at peak periods.
Balaia has its own health club and offers a heated swimming pool, gym, steam room, jacuzzi and massage room. Small charges apply and should be made direct to reception.
There are 4 all weather tennis courts. Tuition is available.
There are also 6 superb, and immaculatly maintained outdoor swimming pools. Most have a toddlers shallow area and all have sun loungers and parasols, all free of charge.
Balaia Golf Course is often reffered to as 'A Little Gem' and it is. It is well presented with excellent greens and tees. Whilst it is only a 9 hole par 3 course it will certainly sharpen your short game! The longest hole measures 160 mtrs and the shortest is only 64 mtrs but this is your opening shot over water into a small green. Play the golf course in par and you have done well !! The driving range is excellent. There are also 3 putting greens, chipping area and practice bunkers. Group and individual lessons are available from the golf academy.
The superb clubhouse offers a pro's shop, locker rooms, club and trolley hire as well as a restaurant and snack bar, complete with a relaxing terrace overlooking the first tee.
All the other top golf courses i.e. the Vilamoura courses, Vale de Lobo , Quinta da Lago, Pineros Altos and San Lorenzo etc., are within easy reach of Balaia. Most of these require you to make a reservation in advance. Reception can do this for you and they can usually obtain discounted green fees. Enquire at reception on arrival or 'phone 00351 289 570 200 if you have a confirmed reservation at Balaia. It is essential that you have a handicap certificate with you and have soft spikes in your shoes. Without these you will not be able to play these amazing courses !!
Abufeira is a lively and interesting town with plenty of bars, restaurants and clubs etc.
A short drive away there are cinemas showing English language films. Ten pin bowling and designer shops are also available in this area.
Further afield is Zoo Marine and the Algarve Zoo, both well worth a visit. Water parks are plentiful and good fun! Scuba diving is also available locally as is horse riding and safari drives. There is always something to do, or, just lie and soak up the sun if you prefer! Don't miss the Sand Sculpture Fiesa usually held May to Oct in Pera
There are plenty of good restaurants in the vicinity.
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21 Sep 2013
"Great family holiday."
We had a fabulous 8 days here in August, the apartment was wonderful and fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. The swimming pool was only a 2 minute walk and the grounds were breath taking. My 5 year old son loved it and was very happy to play at the pool every day and made lots of friends. I will most definitely be booking this apartment again.
8 Nov 2011
This apartment is exactly as described on the web site. It is a very clean, well cared for, modern, high spec apartment. The owners have made it a real home from home. They were extremely helpful in answering all our queries and in the process provided us with the holiday of our dreams. They really go out of their way to make sure that you are completely happy and satisfied with your stay there. We can't say enough good things about them.
The apartment is only a few leisurely minutes from the beach with a wide variety of restaurants and wonderful golf courses near by. There is excellent shopping from luxury to very inexpensive items in the area.
It is also an ideal apartment for a very relaxing sun vacation by the pool or on one of the terraces overlooking the beautiful garden.
It is an ideal base, from which, to visit some of the many interesting tourist sites of the Algarve. We availed of some of the guided tours and enjoyed them very much. These tours are very informative, providing an in-depth insight into the area and its culture.
We will definitely be back.
7 Nov 2011
"Ideal location for a restful break."
The first impression was a feeling of friendliness. The Reception staff couldn't have been more helpful. The settling-in process was made so easy.
The property was a delight, with the front balcony facing onto the golf course. The two balconies at the rear overlook a quiet garden area.
The apartment interior was spotlessly clean and well equipped. Kitchen had all the necessary mod cons and utensils. Spacious living area with TV, DVD, and reading material.
The complex has a choice of six different pools.
Just a short walk gives you a choice of two lovely beaches.
There are any number of wonderful restaurants and vibrant bars within easy reach.
I had a super holiday there, and am already planning my next visit.
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