£52 / night
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Apartment Piscina – Home 130640 Apartment

  • 1 bedroom
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Apartment Piscina – Home 130640

  • Apartment
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 5
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 30 reviews

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Apartment / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Description from manager


This large and spacious apartment is situated on the ground floor with views to the gardens, sea and close to the communal swimming pool.

The large balcony, offers you the opportunity to wine and dine whilst taking in the sea view and waiting for the sun to go down. The lounge area, like the outdoor terrace, is south facing with floor to ceiling patio windows ensuring maximum light and terrific views.

The complex itself is located on a hillside overlooking the Old Town of Albufeira and Fisherman's Beach and incorporates a large outdoor swimming pool.

Only 5 minutes walk away you find yourself in the quaint Old Town of Albufeira with its restaurants, bars and refurbished Fisherman's square offering full entertainment for adults and children alike. Car hire is not necessary as two large supermarkets are within 5 to 10 minutes walk and a smaller supermarket is within a 2-minutes stroll.

Salgados, Vilamoura, Pine Cliffs and Vila Sol golf courses are all within a 10- to 15 minute drive.

Mentioning just a few of the other fantastic attractions the Algarve has to offer, they include Aquashow Park of Quarteira, Slide and Splash in Lagoa, Zoo Marine in Giua, the anual Fiesa Sand Sculpture festival (the largest in the world, running from April - October) and many more.

Further details

Access to the pool area is only a short stroll away from the apartment. Access to the apartment is via steps and therefore may not be suitable for less mobile guests. Security is excellent as it is a closed condominium.

An English and Portuguese representative is available to contact should you require assistance.

Whilst linen, bath/hand towels are provided, please ensure you bring your own beach towels for use on the terraces, around the pool and on the beach. These can also be readily and cheaply purchased locally in town.

Further details indoors

Entering the apartment you are welcomed by an open plan, light and spacious area offering you an upper dining level, fully equipped kitchen, access to the large bedroom and shower room and a lower lounge area incorporating a TV showing more than 100 channels. The apartment has its own dedicated WIFI. Heating is available should it be necessary via oil filled radiators.

The apartment sleeps 2 spaciously, 4 comfortably but can sleep 5 easily. The two single beds in the bedroom can be pushed together, and there are 3 sofa beds in the living area.

The large balcony has a dining table and chairs and is accessed via patio doors from both the lounge area.

Further details outdoors

The complex comprises of a mixture of residential and holiday lets. There is a large outdoor swimming pool with a shallow end for children. There is free street parking outside the complex. Just across from the pool is an area guests can utilise for BBQing.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • 3 Sofa Beds, 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Shower room


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Shared garden
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Safe
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

Check in is usually at 3pm and we request that guests depart the apartment no later than 11am, however, when possible, we will be a flexible as possible in allowing you early entry or late departure at no extra cost and we will always do our very best in allowing you to leave your luggage in a safe place should immediately access into the apartment not be possible. We are also able to offer you an airport transfer service - please ask for details and prices.


This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £200.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.

Check-in date

About the manager

Philippa Ward
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
24 Aug 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, Portuguese

This Apartment has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 14 Jun 2010. Located in Albufeira, it has 30 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £315 to £834.

The Manager has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 24 Aug 2019.


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Guest reviews

30 reviews

Very Good

“Perfect First Holiday!”

Reviewed 6 Sep 2019

My boyfriend and I decided to go on our first holiday together this year but were finding it difficult to book anywhere as we are both 17 years old and most hotels only accept under 18’s if they are accompanied by an adult. Phillipa was so understanding and trusted us to be responsible with the apartment and we are so glad we decided to book with her as we loved the apartment more than we could imagine loving any hotel for our first holiday! The apartment is the perfect size and comes equipped with everything you might need. The best part about the apartment is how easy it is to get to so many different places! It’s right next to the old town and the beach which are both lovely and a nice 25 minute walk to the marina. The views from the apartment and the pool are also amazing! We would both definitely recommend this apartment to any couples looking to go on a holiday together and we could definitely see ourself coming back!

“Great apartment, lovely stay!”

Reviewed 31 Aug 2018

We stayed in Piscina with our 6 and 8 years old kids in August. Communication with Philippa was extremely good and she was very flexible and helpful with all our questions. She wasn't based there herself but had two representatives in the same complex who were available if we needed them. Philippa also arranged us an airport transfer which was smooth and I would highly recommend if you don't want to hire a car like we didn't. As the apartment complex is on the hill, there was a sea view even from the ground-floor apartment which was absolutely lovely to wake up to. The walk to the beautiful beach was only 5-10 minutes, so was the old town. The location is also more peaceful than it would have been closer to the old town which is extremely touristy. There is a small groceries store a few minutes away and a very good supermarket 10 mins away. We had planned to eat out every evening but as we found the old town too touristy and got lots of ideas in the supermarket we ended up cooking a few times in the apartment too. Next time I'll ask Philippa some suggestions for restaurants away from the busiest tourist areas. The ground-floor location was extremely handy as the pool was a few steps away but with a beautiful tree front of it providing some privacy. The pool area was clean and suitable for kids and adults. All the grounds were very well maintained with lots of pretty trees. It also felt safe, however bring your things in for the night as I forgot my pretty sandals outside and they were gone in the morning. The apartment itself was spotless and very spacious with everything you need. There was air conditioning, however it's not fixed but portable that requires the door left a bit open to be operated and takes also quite a lot space so we didn't end up using it and the apartment got quite hot in the afternoon sunshine and at nights. Also we grown-ups had planned to sleep in the living room on the sofa bed so that we could go to bed a bit later than the kids. However, we found the sofa bed quite uncomfortable and also too small for my husband so the kids ended up sleeping there. That was absolutely fine for us in the end as we all ended up going to bed at the same time. But if you were a group of adults travelling together, I'd then definitely book a two bedroom apartment. But of course this is a matter of taste too. All in all we had a lovely relaxing stay in Piscina and would definitely stay there again if returning to Albufeira - the kids are already asking!. Thanks Philippa!

Response from the manager Thank you for your lovely comments about my services and I'm so happy to hear you had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed your stay at Apartment Piscina. Regarding the sofa beds, they are the same size as a standard single bed so I can only apologise that you found them uncomfortable. Good to hear that you would consider visiting again and I will certainly look forward to welcoming you back. Philippa

“Wonderful holiday”

Reviewed 16 Aug 2018

The apartment is perfect for a summer holiday, the pool is outside the french doors and wasn't busy at all. Location wise the hill and steps are not for everyone, having said that they take you to the most beautiful beach with bars and restaurants catering for every cuisine. We found this part of the Algarve great value for money. A small cafe 5 minutes walk away served 2 toasties, 4 small beers and crisps for under 9 euro. We passed the holiday details on to a few people around the pool who preferred our apartment to theirs.

Response from the manager Thanks so much for your lovely comments and for passing on he details to other guests. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back so you can enjoy another wonderful holiday. Philippa

“Great location, well equipped”

Reviewed 30 Jul 2018

Perfectly situated for bars, restaurants, shops and beach. Just 5 minutes walk away to old town. Has all requirements in apartment, right by the pool too! Good communication, very helpful.

Response from the manager Aileen - glad you had a good holiday and enjoyed the location too. Hope you will join us at the pool again some day. All the best Philippa

“Beautiful views. Spacious well equipped apartment.”

Reviewed 1 Jul 2018

It is without doubt one of if not the best apartment we have ever stayed in. we immediately felt comfortable and "at home" with our surroundings. The scenic views were amazing. Close to all amenities being 5 mins away from the old town. It is now high on our list for a revisit in the near future.An added bonus being the apartments proximity to the swimming pool which was enjoyed by many. A family friendly place indeed and we have already recommended this rental to friends.The transfers to and from the airport were also well organised. Many thanks Philippa.

Response from the manager You’ve put a big smile on my face - thank you. It is so good to know you’ve had a wonderful holiday and I’ll look forward to hearing from you and, hopefully your friends and family too, with a view to staying. Philippa


Reviewed 1 Oct 2017

Never been to Portugal before,my oh my,appartment was spacious,spotlessly clean everything you needed,as we were on the ground floor pool was right next to us,plenty of Sunbeds available appartment grounds kept spotlessly clean,felt very secure key coded gate,great transfers that Philipa organised I'd say the best serviced I've encounter.Appartment in walking distance of bars,shops beaches,old town was fantastic so many restaurants,bars spoilt for choice,little restaurant 5 min walk away recommend by Lynda who looks after appartments recommended Casa de chief 3 course meal cost us €18 really good value.I would recommend this appartment immensely.Thankyou Philipa for all your help in the instructions you sent and fantastic transfer you arranged .We are definately going to be back again....

Response from the manager Gosh.... thank you so much for your wonderful comments, I am very grateful that the work I do to ensure you have a wonderful holiday is all worthwhile and appreciated. Moreso though, that you enjoyed your whole experience of your first holiday in Portugal. How lovely that it was a good one and I'm so happy that you will be returning. All the best, Philippa

“Great Apartment Great Host”

Reviewed 17 Aug 2017

We stayed in this lovely apartment for a month in between June/July. Beautiful apartment in a lovely position with a stunning view. You can almost dive into the pool from the verandah and never ever a problem getting a sun bed there unlike some places. Everything was kept immaculate and clean and everything you needed to make a lovely comfortable stay. The apartment was an easy downhill walk to town. A good few steps down to the apartment from the entrance but the view on the way down was stunning and it kept me fit. Philippa the owner was fantastic in giving you information and so helpful, her response was immediate.. Everything was detailed in emails and made the entry and exit so easy including taxi numbers, doctors, ambulance etc great communication. I would recommend this lovely clean comfortable apartment to anyone that wants to visit Albufeira.

Response from the manager Hi Pauline - those steps do keep you fit, I agree but the views........ well, what can one say. I feel my shoulders relax every time I look at them. So glad you had a wonderful stay and enjoyed all the amenties the apartment had to offer. Hopy you'll stay again. Philippa

“Excellent apartnebt”

Reviewed 10 Aug 2016

I stayed in apartment Piscina July 2016 with my three daughters. The apartment was clean and well equipped and the location was excellent-right beside the pool in a quiet area but an easy walk 5/10 minute walk to the old town of Albufeira.

Response from the manager Glad you had a wonderful time and enjoyed the apartment. Hope you'll stay again sometime. Regards Philippa

“Book up now!”

Reviewed 31 Jul 2013

What a gem this apartment is, perfect for two yet spacious enough for four comfortably. The apartment was spotless and really well equipped with everything you could possibly need on holiday. The views over albufeira from the pool and balcony are amazing and I miss waking up to them. Location is fantastic, close enough to walk everywhere yet far enough away to it be disturbed by noise. There isn't one thing I can think of to even slightly criticise about this place, it simply was perfect! Photos don't do the apartment justice in terms of size. Book up now.. For value and price I doubt you will find better in albufeira...I've been five years in a row and wish I found this place the first year. Will definitely book up for next year if we head to portugal again. Thank you Philippa :-))

“Just wonderful”

Reviewed 20 Jun 2013

What a great apartment, right next to a lovely pool, beautiful views from the apartment and lovely views over the beach and old town from the pool. 10 Min walk to the old town and the beach and only about 5 to 10 min walk to the nearest taxi rank also supermarkets near by. I definatley will be going back and wished I had of booked a longer stay when I went in June.

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