Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Agave is a 2 bedroom apartment in a small quiet condominium, with a private pool shared by the 5 apartments, particularly suitable for a get away from it all, relaxation family, or golfing holiday. Falesia beach and Marina are close by, reached by walking through a nature reserve, the apartment is surrounded for 5 golf courses, and close to local bus and taxi services. Vilamoura Bikes are available as part of the rental, with a rent free period, ideal for shopping or getting to the Marina.
The apartment has a large comfy sofa, which contains a sofa bed, 6 seater dining table, comprehensively equipped kitchen with microwave, full oven, 4 burner gas hob, sandwich toaster, filter coffee, and cafetiere, Fridge freezer, and all the saucepans and cutlery to be able to cater for a large family, or up to 6 adults.
The balcony overlooks the one way street and gardens of the large complex across the road. The pool is shared with 5 other apartments, who rarely seem to use it. There are shared barbecue facilities downstairs.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Falesia 1.1 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 20 km, Nearest railway: Faro 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Safe|
|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 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
The double bedroom has twin walk-in wardrobes, with 3 drawer chest, and loads of storage space. There is a safe provided, and the room is equipped with a smoke detector. There are small bedside table, and the bed is a traditional wrought iron design.There are nets and curtains to the windows, bedside lights, and radiator for the cooler months of the year. The twin bedroom has twin walk-in wardrobes, with 3 drawer chest, and loads of storage space.
There is a safe provided, and the room is equipped with a smoke detector. There is a small bedside table, and the beds are extra wide singles. There are nets and curtains to the windows, bedside light, and a radiator for the cooler months of the year. The small hallway where the rooms lead of is equipped with a small chest of drawers containing maps, games, 2 pairs of binoculars, beach bats etc.
There is a bathroom, with bath, shower, WC, and bidet, plus sink, set of scales, and hand wash soap is provided. The Shower room has a WC and sink. The lounge and dining room is airy and large with traditional tiled floor, huge suede sofa, with lots of comfy cushions. there is a flat screen TV and DVD player, with a huge selection of over 200 DVD's and 100 CD's catering for all tastes (we hope) The dining table is supplied with 6 chairs, although will take more people.
The kitchen is comprehensively equipped, and we provide cool bags and iceblocks for beach and food shopping. There is also a washing machine, 2 irons(?) microwave, toaster, sandwich grill, juice press (for the wonderful local oranges) fridge freezer, sets of saucepans etc.
|Further details outdoors|
General: The apartment is fitted with air-conditioning (available for a small extra charge) and is suitable for up to 6 adults.
The shared gardens are laid to lawn around the building and pool, there are 2 loungers supplied in the apartment, as well as foam beach mats. The balcony has a shaded drying area, as well as a seating area with 4 chairs, table and umbrella. The pool is approximately 30' long, and is maintained by the condominium owner.
The beach is a 30 minute walk, through a nature reserve, to Falesia beach, which is a quiet stretch of golden sand, with a cafe and restaurant, there are a considerable number of covered parking spaces. The town of Vilamoura offers a range of activities from golf to deep sea fishing, as well as some exclusive shopping, and huge range of restaurants. The local nature reserve has a fantastic range of birdlife including several rare varieties.
Golf: The apartment is surrounded by 3 golf courses;- Laguna, Old Course, and Pinhal, all within walking distance or with a 10 minute drive another 3;- Millennium, Vila Sol, and the Golf Academy which includes a driving range. In the adjoining complex there is a golf booking agency run by a UK ex-pat, who can give invaluable advice about the facilities available, and offers good rates for golfers via the agency.
Local Information: The local airport is Faro, which is well served by budget and scheduled airlines from all over the UK. The airport is a 25 minute drive away, although there are the options of taxi, bus, or car hire at the airport. Car hire is not considered essential as the local services are so close, however one will be required to go on excursions, or alternatively by coach from the local tour company based in the adjacent complex.
Cabo Vincente, the most westerly point of Portugal is 90 kilometres away by road. 300 kilometres by toll motorway to Lisbon. Spain is only 75 Kilometres away. The nearest towns are Quateria, and Albufeira, which both offer beaches, bars, and nightime entertainment if required.
The Algarve is many things to different people from a bucket and spade beach holiday, to a fishing and watersports holiday based at Vilamoura Marina, with golf, walking, cycling, or visiting historical sites. There really is something to suit all tastes.
Some of the best courses in the Algarve are in and around Vilamoura, its a Golfers paradise, with a range, and 5 golf courses within a few minutes drive of the apartment (or for the more sporting, a short 5 minute walk to 3 of them) Pinhal, Millennium, Victoria, Old Course, and Laguna, with a bit further away Vila Sol. There are numerous golf agencies who can arrange low cost course fees, and there are various shuttle buses and taxis to take clients to the course if walking and driving are not an option
Deposit: We require a 30% non-refundable booking deposit, at the time of booking. We also charge a refundable deposit of £100.00/week towards any breakages/damages, which will be charged at replacement/repair cost, payable with 70% rental balance 2 months prior to occupation. Refund will be made on completion of satisfaction report by our site agent, and return of the apartment key. Please ensure you have your own adequate insurance, a full inventory is sent at time of booking, and an itemised inventory with replacement costs is also available upon request. Any consequential loss of rental will also be the responsibility of the hirer, if , due to their actions the apartment is deemed unrentable by our agents.
The Algarve region
The Algarve is a beautiful warm temperate area in Southern Portugal, the people are friendly and the local diet is full of Portuguese specialities, including Bacalau (Salted Cod) and sardines.
The beaches are long and white backed with red sandstone cliffs and pines in some areas, in others there is a gentle slope down to the beach, Many beaches are largely unspoilt as they are quite hidden, but the best beaches are clean and have sunbathing areas, and restaurants on the beach, usually to a high standard. The land away from the coast rises, and there are wonderful hidden villages, where life has changed very little over the years.
Vilamoura is the name given to an area rather than to any actual town. It is one of the largest single tourist complexes in Europe and covers some 2.000 hectares of land.
The apartment area is near to Falesia Beach, and Nature reserve, as well as the Marina, making it ideal for both sunbathing and bird spotting. Close to the towns of Faro, Albufeira, Loule, and Quarteria, Vilamoura is bursting with sporting and leisure facilities (Tennis, bowling, waterskiing, scuba diving, golf, horse riding) for the whole family. It is a place for rest and relaxation but also for pursuing active pastimes and sports; with its huge marina and watersports facilities, a friendly and safe residential haven, but also a vibrant and exciting night-life centre, with a host of attractive waterside restaurants around the Marina, and in the town. Apartment Agave is a serviced apartment, in an established location close to the homes of the resident population, It is Portuguese, but also truly cosmopolitan