Vasco da Gama
About the home
Condominium Vasco da Gama is located just 10 minutes’ walk from the beach and just 5 minutes from the centre of Albufeira. The apartment has easy access to all amenities, with a supermarket and cafes a stone's throw away. Within easy walking distance of the famous 'Strip' which has plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from making eating out very appealing.
The apartment benefits from two communal pools, with a smaller pool perfect for children. Leading from a good sized kitchen, the living/dining room is very spacious with a balcony that overlooks the pools and gardens. Both the double and twin bedrooms are exceptionally large with more than adequate wardrobe space. The main bathroom is again a good family size.
This fabulous apartment is very suitable for families and groups of friends, with plenty in the surrounding area to see and do during your stay. However, please note that the proximity to the "strip" and nightlife may give rise to some noise in the early morning hours during the high season.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Praia dos Aveiros, 500m|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 200m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Pools:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Childrens pool|
|General:||Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden|
Further details indoors:
This well equipped apartment come complete with travel cot and pushchair for those with young families.
Further details outdoors:
From the lounge there is a balcony with table and chairs - ideal for alfresco dining. The balcony overlooks the spacious, well kept garden and pool area - ideal for sunbathing on the private sunbeds provided. There is ample private parking available at the front of the building.
A representative from Algarve Holiday Property Ltd will be on hand to meet and greet you and do our utmost to ensure you have an enjoyable stay.
This property comes fully equipped for your self catering holiday. All linen and towels provided (but NOT beach towels)
Welcome pack can be provided on arrival. Additional baby equipment can also be hired. Please contact us for details.
A non-refundable deposit of 25% of the rental fee is required to secure booking. Balance payment is due 4 weeks before the start of the rental period.
A refundable breakage/security deposit of £200 is to be paid in cash on arrival. This is normally refunded on departure but no later than 10 days after your departure (subject to a satisfactory property inspection).
The Algarve / Central Algarve region
The Algarve is one of the world's most attractive holiday destinations offering 160 km of gorgeous, golden, sandy beaches, rocky coves, clear waters, rugged cliffs and enchanting grottoes.
The region is blessed with a wonderful climate, ideal for swimming, sunbathing and water sports in summer, and mild enough in spring, autumn and winter for tennis, golf, clifftop or countryside walking, exploring and sightseeing.
Despite the obvious influence of tourism, a short drive inland reveals the true Algarve where life goes on much as it has for many centuries. This brightly coloured and verdant region is filled with orange groves, almond trees in blossom, carob and fig trees, and fragrant pines as well as some cork farms which are still in operation today.
The Mediterranean plants and trees put on a magnificent show throughout the year and there are plenty of nature parks and sanctuaries along the whole of the Algarve that attract many animals and birds.
For the sports enthusiasts, the Algarve has ideal conditions and top class facilities; The Algarve boasts a multitude of golf courses with many enjoying highly prized reputations. Watersports are second to none with the West coast beaches offering the best surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing conditions.
Places of interest include the region's capital Faro and its old town, Loule and its market situated in a recently renovated Moorish building, Silves and its red fortress, Caldas de Monchique for its thermal waters, Portimao’s old town and port, Lagos for its vitality and historical interest and Cabo de S. Vicente with its imposing light-house.
Above all, the Algarve is a children's haven with several exciting water parks, 'Zoomarine' sealife centre, horse riding centres and plenty of fun on the beaches!
Whatever your preference, you will find your personal paradise in the Algarve.
The Albufeira / Areias Sao Joao area
This area offers great holiday opportunities throughout the year with golf courses, water sports, shopping, beaches and a huge variety of restaurants.
Areias Sao Joao, offers many shops, bars, restaurants and clubs, many of which are situated on 'The Strip' which runs from Montechoro to the beach at Praia da Oura. For many visitors the golden sandy beaches and the vibrant nightlife offered here provide the perfect holiday ingredients. There is a fantastic beach, Praia dos Aveiros, about 10 minutes walk from the apartment.
The nearest golf course is Balaia Golf which is situated in the Santa Eulalia area of Albufeira.
Zoo Marine is based in Guia a short car/bus ride. Zoo Marine features dolphin and tropical bird shows, an aquarium, fairground rides and swimming pools surrounded by beautiful lakes and gardens.
Old town Albufeira is about 1km away, just a short ride on the "tourist train" which operates throughout the year . Here there is a mixture of the historic and traditional flavour of the Algarve with cobbled streets and picturesque leafy town squares, plus a superb variety of restaurants, bars and shops. The Old Town is a very safe family orientated area with free entertainment available nightly at many bars in the summer season.
The beach at Praia d’Oura offers a wide variety of watersports, including windsurfing, water-skiing, parascending, jet skis and the always popular, banana boat rides, whilst scuba diving can be found in the next cove along. Many boat trips depart from Praia d’Oura - a great way to explore the hidden grottoes of the stunning Algarve coastline - and there are plenty of fishing trips available. There are many smaller quieter coves to be found around Praia d’Oura, and Albufeira can be reached on foot along the coast.
There are lovely clifftop coast paths and good bus connections along the Algarve coast in both directions. Children and teenagers on holiday in Albufeira will enjoy the Zoo Marine centre at Guia, as well as the English-language cinema, bowling, the water park 'Slide and Splash' in Lagoa is a fun day out for all the family with a separate area for very young children to enjoy.
How to get there
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Many budget airlines fly to this superb part of the world making your holiday more affordable with the added benefit of being a short flight of 2 1/2 hours away from the UK. These include:
BMIBaby: Birmingham – Lisbon
Birmingham, Belfast, East Midlands – Faro
British Airways: Heathrow – Lisbon
Gatwick – Faro
EasyJet: Liverpool, Gatwick, Luton – Lisbon
East Midlands, Glasgow, Liverpool, Gatwick, Luton, Stansted, Southend, Newcastle – Faro
Flybe: Belfast, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Guernsey, Jersey, Manchester, Newcastle, Southampton, Dublin – Faro
Jet2: Belfast, Blackpool, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds-Bradford, Newcastle – Faro
Monarch: Birmingham, Gatwick, Luton, Manchester – Faro
Ryanair: Birmingham, B'mouth, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Stansted, Manchester – Faro
TAP Air Portugal: Gatwick, Heathrow – Lisbon
Please contact for help with arranging licenced airport transfers at competitive prices.
Activities near Albufeira
Golf within 30 mins drive
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|1 Oct 12||23 Dec 12||£ 295||-||-||5 Nights|
|23 Dec 12||7 Jan 13||£ 325||-||-||5 Nights|
|7 Jan 13||1 Apr 13||£ 250||-||-||5 Nights|
|1 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||£ 365||-||-||5 Nights|
|1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||£ 545||-||-||5 Nights|
|1 Jul 13||1 Aug 13||£ 595||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Aug 13||1 Sep 13||£ 695||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||£ 545||-||-||5 Nights|
|1 Oct 13||22 Dec 13||£ 295||-||-||5 Nights|
|22 Dec 13||5 Jan 14||£ 325||-||-||5 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
We are able to take payment by credit/debit card through Paypal (there is a charge for this service) or by bank transfer.
A non-refundable 25% deposit is required at time of booking. The balance of the rental fee is required 6 weeks before your holiday.
The property is let on a self-catering basis with everything you need including washing machine and dish washer. The property is thoroughly cleaned and prepared before guest arrival with clean towels and bedding. We do NOT provide a maid service. However, where a guest requires a mid-stay clean and/or fresh towels and linen, this can be provided if requested in advance at the time of booking. The charge will be agreed in advance, confirmed in writing, and must be paid directly to the property managers before the departure date.Book
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