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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
7th floor two bedrooms apartment (one en suite with a double bed; one with twin beds) as close to the beach as it can be. Big balcony with the best beach and sea view, two bathrooms, full equipped kitchen; living room with cable TV, 6/8 seated dinning table.
Private Parking. 5 minutes driving to the nearest golf course (Alto Golf & Country Club).
Restaurants, bars, shops, markets, clubs, boutiques, taxis, casino, marina, souvenir shops, just a step away.
Linen and bath towels are provided and changed once a week.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Praia da Rocha|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 72 km, Nearest railway: Portimão 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
An information folder is in the Apartment displaying places of interest and features/forthcoming events, together with our own selection of the best local Restaurants.
Please bring own pool / beach towels.
Pets are not allowed.
Strictly no smoking except on the balcony.
Changeover days are flexible subject to availability. Guests may gain access to property from 4pm on arrival days and must vacate property by 12 noon on departure days. (flexible in Low Season)
English speaking meet and greet with 24 hour emergency number.
If you require anything that has not been mentioned please contact us where we will try our upmost to satisfy.
The Algarve region
The Western Algarve hosts spectacular scenery with a magnificent coastline featuring honey decorated cliffs, grotto's, caves and over 100kms of golden sandy beaches washed by the Atlantic Ocean.
The weather is great most of the year (average yearly temperature 22.3C). April/May/October/November its in the lower 20sC, June/July/August/September upper 20sC - 35C or more. As you get over 300 days a year sunshine, if you are lucky you can lay on the beach enjoying the sun on Christmas day.
The area is filled with history. The area is rich in history going back to the Romans and the Moors occupation left their influence on the architecture and customs and also the Portuguese sea faring history. Meander in the old historic towns, picturesque squares decked with cafes and quaint fishing villages or wander at today's sophisticated and changing harbor towns rich in culture.
Lisbon is only 2.5 hours away by car for those who want to go a bit further, or Spain at just over an hour away.
Praia da Rocha, is a superb beach next to Portimão which is the second largest city on the Algarve.
It became a tourist centre at the end of the 19th century, when it was the favored summer resort of families from southern Portugal and Andalusia; and in the winter with English visitors.
Praia da Rocha is ideal for anyone who wants to be close to a fantastic beach, have plenty of places to wine and dine or party until late.
The avenue Tomás Cabreira, which runs along the top of the beach, is full of restaurants, cafes, and shops and is particularly lively at night with a variety of bars and clubs to choose from.
At the end of the avenue is the Fortress of Santa Catarina, which was part of Portimão's coastal defenses against corsairs and pirates. It was built in the 17th and 18th centuries and gives a wonderful view of the beach and the cliffs on one side and the marina on the other. The Hotel da Bela Vista with its Belle Époque architecture dates from this time and stands out amongst the modern buildings along the beach front.
There is also a casino along the avenue that hosts a show every night, with dinner and dancing if you like, apart from the opportunity to have a flutter on the tables.
There are over 20 golf courses and 2 water parks within a 30 minute drive and a wide spectrum of water sports including jet skis, fishing, water skiing, paragliding, wind surfing and much more in Praia da Rocha itself . Boat trips to the caves, fishing trips and dolphin watching can be booked at the beach.
Praia da Rocha is popular all year around and it is lovely to see people of all ages enjoying the Winter sunshine, taking a stroll, relaxing on a bench or enjoying a drink at one of the many esplanades.
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13 Oct 2013
Owner, David, was extremely helpful on booking, directions and a warm welcome. The apartment, with private parking, would be hard to beat for position, facing the sea and beach with sun on the balcony all day and spectacular sunsets. It is very secure with locked entrances and virtually on the pedestrian promenade with all the shops and restaurants etc. The apartment is on the top floor (7th) with two reliable lifts. The slight downside is that the kitchen could do with some tlc. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would use the apartment again when in that area. Our party consisted of four adults age 67 - 76 years.
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