Spectacular Seafront Retreat
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Penthouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Two-level penthouse with stunning 180-degree views of the beach, in brand new eight-storey building completed in 2007.
Seafront unit separated from the beach only by an ample beachfront promenade. This quiet unit, high above the hustle and bustle of the streets below, has two bedrooms and a bathroom on the lower level. The upper level features a second bathroom and an ample Great Room, with kitchen, dining and lounge areas, that opens to two large terraces via floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors.
From the bedroom balconies and the rear rooftop terrace your eyes will spread over the whitewashed roof terraces and terracotta roofs of Monte Gordo, typical of southern Portuguese architecture, towards the low lying hills of Serra do Caldeirão, the natural reserve tidal marshlands, all the way to Ayamonte (Spain) on the other side of the Guadiana river.
From the penthouse Great Room, you will be mesmerised by the view of the pristine blue waters of the ocean. The view from the front terrace encompasses the entire beach, the forest reserve that surrounds Monte Gordo, the beachfront promenade, and extends, towards west, to the coastal sandbar islands of Tavira and Armona.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||75 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 55 km, Nearest railway: Vila Real de Santo Antonio 3 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
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Access||Secure parking, Lift access|
|Further details indoors|
Master bedroom with double bed, private terrace and wide balcony.
Second bedroom with double + single bunk bed and wide balcony.
Built-in wardrobes with ample storage in both bedrooms.
Sofa bed in living room sleeps 2 comfortably.
Note: Kitchen has hob and microwave, no oven.
|Further details outdoors|
Indoor parking space in secure garage under the building
Every level served by 3 elevators
Built-in barbecue pit in rear rooftop terrace
All shopping amenities (pharmacy, municipal market, butcher, fishmarket, banks, cash machines, post office, supermarkets) within a three-block radius.
Monte Gordo Casino and tennis courts on the beachfront promenade, within 250 metres. Cafes and restaurants within 100 metres.
Buy catch-of-the-day directly from fishing boats, in picturesque fisherman’s beach, within 300 metres.
No vehicular traffic between the building and the beach.
Excellent, year-round 18-hole golf courses within 15-min. drive: Castro Marim, Quinta da Ria, Benamor, Quinta de Cima, the new Jack Nicklaus signature Monte Rei course and Quinta do Vale (designed by Seve Ballesteros). Across the border, in Spain, several other outstanding golf courses within a 20 min. drive.
Take a short ferry trip from Vila Real de Santo Antonio to Ayamonte (Spain) for sightseeing, dining, shopping or simply enjoying the Andalusian culture.
Bicycle, moped and off-road buggy rentals available in Monte Gordo (high season only).
Walk on hiking pathways through nature preserve forest that surrounds Monte Gordo.
Explore the hills of eastern Algarve on your own by off-road buggy (high season only).
The Algarve region
Algarve's 200 kilometres of southern shoreline is one of Europe's most popular holiday destinations. Its stunning coastline, excellent golf courses and pleasant year round climate attract millions of tourists a year.
Bordered on two sides by the Atlantic, the Algarve is divided from the rest of Portugal by a series of low lying mountains. In the east, the Guadiana river forms a scenic border with neighbouring Spain.
The rugged coastline and more tourism-oriented lifestyle of Western Algarve contrasts with the tranquil beauty of Eastern Algarve with its extensive, less crowded, golden sand beaches, warm waters and protected tidal marshlands. Here, the many small resorts along the coast have retained much of their character, keeping the charm of long ago. Here, tourism blends in perfectly with local activities creating a relaxed way of life.
Monte Gordo is a seaside resort surrounded on three sides by a natural forest reserve, located on the eastern tip of Algarve, 3 km from the Guadiana river
It is located at the centre of a stretch of 8 km of sandy beach that extends from the mouth of the Guadiana River to the historic village of Cacela Velha
Short drive to several picturesque nearby towns: vibrant Vila Real de Santo Antonio (3 km), historic Castro Marim (6 km), quaint historic Cacela Velha (8 km), exciting Ayamonte, Spain (7 km) and historic Tavira (20 km)
Cosmopolitan Seville, Spain is only a 90 min. drive away
Enjoy the gastronomic experience of both Portuguese and Spanish cuisine within a 15 min. drive radius: Monte Gordo has lots of bars and restaurants, in town and on the beach, that offer excellent seafood and, of course, the many great wines Portugal has to offer; plenty of other superb dining opportunities exist in nearby coastal resorts in Portugal and in the Spanish region of Andalusia.
Motorway A22 will take you quickly anywhere along the coast, from Faro and Tavira to the modern bridge across the Guadiana to Ayamonte, Spain
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19 Jan 2013
"Very good location"
This is a well presented apartment in a good location. The balcony is a sun trap and very private. The settee is comfortable, and my husband liked the armchairs. The downside is the lighting; not enough especially in the kitchen/dining area, bearing in mind it was December and dark by 6 o' clock. We brought a bedside lamp upstairs to illuminate the table area. Other than that we enjoyed our long stay here and would happily return. Make sure you visit the Al Fama cafe at the bottom of the block for a delicious snack / drink, with good service.
3 Nov 2011
"fantastic apartment with breathtaking views"
This has to be the nicest place we have stayed in the Algarve, on all counts from dealing with the agent to spending 2 lovely weeks here,
the apartment has every thing you need to enjoy a relaxing holiday,
the location is really good for both bars restaurants, also the beach is on your doorstep,
on the rear balcony is a large brick built in BBQ, which for us was essential as we had more BBQ's than meals out,
we are hoping to go again next year for the 3rd time
3 Nov 2011
"Perfect spot at seashore in a not too much turistic village"
It's the second year I rent this perfect appartment directly in front of the looong beach of Monte Gordo. Both bedrooms are at the lower floor, near the entry hall, which makes a funny impression… More
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