Encosta de Sao Jose
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Our light airy apartment is extremely comfortable and welcoming, a real home from home, furnished for our own use and not just the rental market.
Air conditioning and heating is included in the price. There are two bedrooms and one main bathroom. The master bedroom with king size bed has patio doors leading onto the terrace. The second bedroom has bunk beds to accomidate 3 with a sliding patio door on to the terrace. Both have ample storage. The open plan living/dining area has a double leather sofa bed, large dining table, TV, and DVD player with surround sound in every room. The sun room is off the dining/living area with relaxing furniture to take it easy and patio doors leading out onto the biggest patio in the complex where you have a wrap around view of the surrounding village and countryside.
The modern kitchen is fully fitted with all mod cons. As well as plenty of crockery and utensils (enough for full family cooking if you really want to!), you will find soap, dishwasher tablets, towels, toilet rolls and all bed linen are provided. Just bring your own beach towels. If requested our manager will call every few days to replace the towels and will change the bed linen once a week, otherwise clean linen will be provided will be provided at the start of each booking and tenants can change the linen themselves during their stay (extra clean linen is provided in the top of the wardrobes in each bedroom). We also provide a washing machine, airers and an iron for your personal laundry.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Famous Gale beach used by the locals 2 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 50 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Luxurious top floor, 2 bedroom apartment. Master bedroom accommodates 2, second bedroom accommodates 3 and the sitting room sleeps 2 also. TV and DVD, Fully air-conditioned, heating for cooler months. Fitted Wardrobes in both bedrooms. Fully fitted kitchen, washing machine , fridge freezer and dishwasher
2Km to gorgeous beaches of Gale and 1.5Km to Salgados Golf Club.
Algarve shopping centre for all your shopping needs within 5Km
Zoomarine within 5Km, excellent for a family day out now with a 4D cinema.
|Further details outdoors|
Large swimming pool and smaller children's pool. Putting green. Gym, Jacuzzi and children's play area due to open March 2008.
The Algarve region
The summer months see high temperatures that attract beach-goers and sun-lovers from around the world.
With more hours of sunshine than California and only short periods of rainfall, generally between November and March, the Algarve has the perfect weather and climate for tourism.
The maximum temperatures in the Algarve fluctuate between 15 and 31 °C. In the 1960s the Algarve became a very popular destination for tourists, mainly from Britain. It has since become a common destination for the Germans and the Dutch. Many of these tourists own their own property in the region. There are Algarve-based English-written publications and newspapers specifically addressed to this community. In addition to the natural beauties and plenty of beaches, the Algarve has invested in the creation of a network of golf courses. Well-known beaches in the Algarve range from Praia da Luz to Armação de Pêra.
The Algarve is famous for its golf courses, beautiful coastline and beaches. The nearest golf to the apartment is the course at Salgados that is just a few minutes away. The choice of beaches is endless, from long sandy stretches backed with dunes to small rocky coves, some with little beach bars where you can have a leisurely lunch of barbecued sardines with a glass or two of local wine. There is a famous wetlands nature reserve nearby with an array of beautiful birds.
There are some exciting water slide parks within a five minute drive as well as the famous Zoo Marine with its wonderful dolphins. Zoo Marine is one of the only venues in Europe where you can swim with the dolphins and watch a movie in a 4D cinema, its incredible!
There are many restaurants, bars and clubs to be found in Albufeira, a short five minute car journey away.
There really is so much to do in the Algarve, you’ll never be bored
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31 Aug 2014
"Excellent Apartment with fantastic sun terrace"
We love the area and complex in which the apartment is situated. Providing you have a car it is perfectly located for the most amazing local beaches, Albufeira town and marina, Zoo Marine and Algarve … More
6 Jul 2014
"nice apartment but let down by a few small things"
I stayed in this apartment, which is located in Vale De Para, which is a about fifteen minutes from the main strip in Albufeira, and is in a quiet area, with a few restaurants and bars nearby, the com… More
Thanks for your review. Sorry to hear about the few issues you had with the apartment. You mentioned you had problems not being able to lock your valuables away in the safe, unfortunately the tenant before you had lost he key the day before he was leaving and had to get his access to his passport. I told him he could cut open the safe so he could travel home but no safe is needed now as we had fitted electric shutters that can be locked to make the apartment fully secure. You also mentioned the aircon in your sons room was not working, I can now confirm this one is now working. This apartment has four single aircon units, probably the only apartment in the complex that has this many so even if one is not working there are three others, which are more than adequate to bring the temperature down. Regarding the midweek clean, we got feedback from previous tenants that they didn't require this so I decided to drop this from the service and reduce prices but forgot to update the apartment details to reflect this which I have now done.
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29 Jan 2013
"Best holiday ever"
We had a great holiday. Would not agree location is at largest roundabout in town. Its a very quiet area. Sun room is brilliant. Air con a real treat. Built in radio system. Dishwasher, fridge freezer and basically everything you would have at home, which is ideal when travelling with young children. Gale beach is just breath taking and within walking distance. The chipper 100 yards away will prepare chicken piri piri chips and salad for 5 adults for €20 which we enjoyed on the very large balcony in the evenings. Fernando is just across the street for a drink in the evening. Shops very close for groceries but we stocked up on arrival at Albuferia Shopping Centre which is quiet close too. There are large art pieces on all roundabouts which make it easy to find your way around. Would recommend this apartment.
22 Jun 2012
"A bit disappointing but still a good holiday"
Stayed for 10 days over August/Sept 2011. We were really looking forward to staying in an apartment which had been described as 'luxurious topfloor'. On arrival we were very disappointed to realise the huge balcony was right on top of the busiest roundabout in town which obviously isn't mentioned in the listing. The traffic noise wasn't too bad at night but in the day it was horrendous so not much point trying to have a sunbathe after a long day out exploring!
The apartment itself would have been perfect if it wasn't for this. Also there was no soap, dishwasher tablets, toilet rolls, washing up liquid etc provided as the listing states. We aren't used to having to buy things like that on holiday! Not really a massive problem but worth noting.
Washing machine was a massive bonus though, nice to be able to wash beach towels etc.
Also the air con was heavenly!
Car hire is essential if you are staying here as you aren't near anything. Few restaurants within walking distance, best one by far was the little Italian place where all the staff were really friendly and the food was the best we had in Portugal.
The owner (Fabian) was very helpful when I kept asking him questions and didn't seem to mind me asking silly questions (I was a bit nervous having never booked an apartment holiday before).
To sum up - this was a good holiday but not great. I wouldn't stay in Vale De Parra again if we ever came back to Portugal. But then I'm not sure we ever would come back to Portugal as it wasn't exactly what we were expecting.
Thank you for taking the time to review my apartment. I truly value the opinions of my customers and I apologise that the apartment did not meet your expectations. Apart from the noise issue I'm glad to hear from your review that everything else was to your liking. I use the apartment each year for my own holiday break with my family and have never been bothered by the traffic noise. I'll pay close attention to it next time I'm there and see is there anything I can do. Again, thank you for your review. Fabian
1 Sep 2011
"fantastic apartment in brilliant location"
this apart has everything you need for a self catering break, the washing machine was really handy and decorated to a high standard. we were 10 mins from nearest town of aubuferia which has lots of places to eat n shops.
we were 5mins drive from gale beach and was fantastic the kids 10 11 12 loved the waves and sand
there is zoomarine within 10 mins drive which has lots of shows n the diving and dolphins are a must see. a water park again 10 mins away which we loved oh and the kids did too.........the apart is very smart clean complex n very secure with under ground parking which is a god send in the mid august heat...cannot love this place anymore, was huge with the best balcony n sun room ever, we spent all our time out there drinking superbock the local beer till late at night. it is on a roundabout but not noisey enough to bother anyone really.......i would not hesitate to book again and will be doinf so for next year x
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