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Excellent 5/5 Score from 12 reviews

Leisure complex

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Beautiful designer apartment in luxury block with a private leisure complex including pool, gym and sauna

All rooms are fully air-conditioned and heated and fitted with superior quality furniture for owners own use - many times better than the usual rental standard! A maid will clean the apartment each week and change the bedding and towels, so you can enjoy your holiday!

The main bedroom has its own en-suite shower room and very comfortable king sized bed, and features sliding doors to the large dining patio. The second bedroom has deluxe twin beds, one with a visco-elastic mattress ideal for those with back problems, or anyone wanting to try the ultimate sleep.

The main bathroom has a Jacuzzi bath and overhead shower, wc, bidet and modern wash basin

Both bathrooms are very stylish, fully tiled and have under-floor heating - a treat to use!

There is a dream of a kitchen - it's large and has granite worktops and every Bosch appliances you could wish for, including dishwasher, clothes washer/dryer and both a conventional oven and microwave – all built in.

The spacious living area has a wide-screen TV, with live UK and internet channels and also a DVD player.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Praia de Gale 5 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Faro international Airport 40 km, Nearest railway: Albufeira (Ferreiras) 6 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Shared indoor pool
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking
Further details indoors

There is a built in surround sound system with radio and music input facility, fed to each room and controlled individually

All windows have electric window blinds in addition to curtains. The apartment also has a small safe fitted.

THE LEISURE FACILITIES are a special feature of this apartment and are available to residents and guests. They include an air conditioned swimming pool with recreational area, indoor and with full height glass walls.

Above this there is a sun terrace with a lovely separate tropical garden..

It also has a very well equipped fitness gym with the latest equipment, sauna and steam room, changing, shower and toilet facilities. There is even a pool table room.

Further details outdoors

Much larger than the upper floors, our PATIO has a stone oval dining table with a two seater matching bench seat and 4 further comfortable chairs. It extends to a small garden area across the full width of the apartment

Sun loungers are provided for the patio.

The apartment block is situated in its own grounds with secure access .The underground car park has electric remote controlled door access, making golf club storage ideal

Further details

A welcome pack is provided for our guests arrival.

20% deposit secures the booking, which can be by Paypal or cheque and is non refundable. Balance within 8 weeks of departure please.

All linen and towels - but not beach towels - are provided and changed weekly. A maid will also clean the apartment each week - so you can relax and enjoy the holiday.

We respectfully request that a breakage deposit of £150.00 is sent with the final payment. This will be refunded immediately following a check on the apartment on the day of your departure.

Please note that the condominium management request a one-off payment of 20 euros contribution to maintenance expenses for use of the gym and steam rooms. All the other facilities including the pool are completely free.

For any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the owners - Nigel and Rosie Hemmings through the 'Contact Owner' tab or at the bottom of this advert.

About this location

The Algarve region

The weather and the friendliness of the locals are key attractions. Guia itself is situated roughly 10 minutes from the bustling resort of Albufeira and enjoys the best Algarve weather, without the humidity and noise encountered in more suburban areas.

Many English people also come in the winter months to enjoy the far milder temperatures for which the Algarve is so well known. There is a mixture of quaint fishing villages and small coves along the coast and historic market towns further inland. One most notable is the area's old capital, Silves, just 25mins away. It dates back to 1000BC and has a Moors castle, stunning views and is well worth a day out. to explore.




Excellent long sandy beaches at Gale are less than a 10 minute drive away. This has water sports and three charming fish restaurants overlooking the sea. It is possible to walk miles along this beach with some breathtaking views.


An 18 hole Par 72 Links course is at Salgados, just 10 minutes by car and close to the beach at Gale This has a Driving Range • Putting Green • Chipping Green & Bunker Area • Pro-Shop • Restaurant & Bar

Balaia has a 9 hole Par 27 course with similar facilities and also a Tennis court. This is 18 minutes from Guia

There are around 25 golf courses between Faro airport and the western tip of the Algarve and Guia is centrally placed to try them all! A full listing and details are in the apartment.


Slide and Splash is on the outskirts of Guia and claimed to be one of the best in Europe. It has lots of different water rides and slides to both entertain and challenge as well as a huge swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and eating facilities. This can easily be a whole day out, repeated several times!

Zoomarine This is on the other side of Guia and is a large water theme park with dolphin exhibitions as the key attraction. Great for kids of all ages.

Aqualand – Yet another large water park to challenge!


Sir Cliff Richard had the right idea when he bought a villa on the outskirts of Guia, the village has a wealth of charming little restaurants serving good food at reasonable prices

From local Portuguese styled cafes to French influenced bistros. The choice is yours and the beauty is that none are further than a few minutes walk away.

Local specialties include the famous chicken Pir Piri which is delicious and well worth a try

For a very special occasion however, there is a two rosette Michelin starred restaurant, again just 10 minutes by car or taxi. There, the views of the sea vie with the awesome food and service to give you the experience of a lifetime.


The Algarave Shopping Mall is only 10 minutes from the apartment and offers an exciting choice of designer boutiques from Zara and Mango to Ralph Lauren and Armani. It also houses a large food hall and hypermarket.

Makro is just opposite and has amazing bargains on items like food and wine.


Not only does Cliff have his own villa in Guia, but he also has his vineyards here as well. These are open to the public throughout the year.


Apart from the many restaurants and bars in Guia, there are a wealth of night clubs and a multiplex cinema in Albufeira, the main town just 10 minutes drive away, or for a more sophisticated scene try the Marina at Villamora (about 25 mins), which has many boutique style shops and waterside restaurants alongside the moored yachts.

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1 Oct 2014


"Magnolia, a beautiful tree, perfect name for a fabulous apartment"

We looked at several possible apartments when planning our trip to Portugal and the Algarve region. We settled on the small town of Guia. After reading and reviewing the pictures of several apartme… More

18 Aug 2014


"Great Location and Good Value"

We booked this property based on the reviews and pictures and we were not disappointed. We have been to Guia several times over the last 25 years and have seen the town grow considerably but fortunate… More

8 Jun 2014


"Great Apartment in great location"

Nigel & Rosie have a great apartment with excellent furnishings and everything you need to enjoy a good holiday. Security is fantastic and very reassuring. Secure underground parking if required. The … More

25 Apr 2014


"Great apartment"

Great apartment, comfortable and equipped with everything you might need. Guia is a great little town, nice and relaxed and great local restaurants especially if you enjoy piri piri as we do! Overall … More

7 Nov 2013


"A lovely apartment in a good location"

Nigel & Rosie's ground floor apartment in Guia is for their own use as well as rentals and reflects an obvious taste for quality, being spacious, very well appointed and well maintained.Whilst th… More

4 Nov 2013


"Apartment was lovely, location was great"

This apartment was great, the owners had left a handbook covering absolutely everything from instructions for all the electrical equipment to reviews on all the local restaurants. the accommodation w… More

13 Sep 2013


"Ideal location excellent facilities and very comfortable"

Had a wonderful stay at this apartment, located in the centre of Guia with its fantastic restaurants,proximity to great beaches and the Algarve shopping centre. The apartment has a lovely sunny terrac… More

16 Aug 2013


"Excellent apartment in a brilliant location"

We've stayed in this apartment several times over the past few years and we keep returning because it offers everything we need for a self catering family holiday.The property is spotless, well-e… More

1 Jul 2013


"Top Class Apartment"

This apartment is situated in a small and friendly village and has all the amenities you need for a fab holiday. The interior decor is tastefully done to a high standard and is spotlessly clean. Down in the local village of Guia there are plenty of restaurants, theres a chemist, a bank, local bakers and an excellent little coffee shop called Calibri which serve some yummie cakes and buns and all these are only a few minutes walk from the apartment. If you do want to go to the fabulous beaches in Portugal you would need a car which is generally the case wherever you stay in the Algarve and the nearest one being about a 10 minute drive away. We love this apartment and where it is situated and this is why we keep returning year after year. We highly recommend this to anyone.

14 Aug 2012


"Spacious and well equipped apartment in good location"

Apartment is spacious, spotlessly clean and tastefully furnished to suit four guests within a quiet and well maintained block with access to indoor pool and leisure facilities. It has everything you could want to be able to self-cater should you choose to and it is obvious that the owners have put a great deal of thought into equipping the apartment so it is "home from home." They have put together a very comprehensive guide to all equipment in the apartment and ideas for eating out, details of supermarkets, beaches, places to visit and huge list of golf courses. The apartment is within walking distance of some very good restaurants and a lovely bakery is a minutes walk away. Gale beach is less than ten minutes in the car. It was our first visit to the Algarve and the Portuguese people were absolutely lovely and their country is beautiful. Guia is a safe, quiet village but really well placed to visit other areas. I would have no hesitation in recommending this apartment as a great holiday base for the Algarve.

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    Calendar last updated:03 Mar 2015

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