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Apartment Vista – Home 130651 Apartment

  • 1 bedroom
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Apartment Vista – Home 130651

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

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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
  • No pets allowed

Description from manager


Situated on the top floor of the apartment complex (two floors above street level) is this spacious apartment. The complex is located on a hillside overlooking the Old Town of Albufeira and Fisherman's Beach and offers SPECTACULAR sea and town views.

The large "L" shaped balcony is excellent for sunbathing, dining, relaxing or sharing that romantic night on. The changing marine and beach activity ensuring you are kept constantly entertained.

The apartment has a large "L" shaped lounge area with floor to ceiling patio windows allowing maximum light and views. The terrace and apartment are south west facing with an area on the terrace where you can achieve shade should you require it.

The complex itself incorporates a large outdoor salt water swimming pool with BBQing facilities available for guests to utilise.

Only 5 minutes walk away you find yourself in the quaint Old Town of Albufeira with its restaurants, bars and refurbished Fisherman's

Situated on the top floor of the apartment complex (two floors above street level) is this spacious apartment. The complex is located on a hillside overlooking the Old Town of Albufeira and Fisherman's Beach and offers SPECTACULAR sea and town views.

The large "L" shaped balcony is excellent for sunbathing, dining, relaxing or sharing that romantic night on. The changing marine and beach activity ensuring you are kept constantly entertained.

The apartment has a large "L" shaped lounge area with floor to ceiling patio windows allowing maximum light and views. The terrace and apartment are south west facing with an area on the terrace where you can achieve shade should you require it.

The complex itself incorporates a large outdoor salt water swimming pool with BBQing facilities available for guests to utilise.

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.

The location of this apartment with it's terrific views ensure you won't be disappointed.

Location description from manager

The Algarve region

The borough of Albufeira is considered the tourist capital of the Algarve and therefore receives considerable investment into improvements of its tourist facilities and infrastructure. A favourite destination for everyone because of its multiple attractions whether you want a quiet romantic meal, a lively night life or something for the whole family to enjoy.

Free entertainment is provided in the squares throughout the summer and the beautiful, award winning beaches offer para gliding, various water sports and tours of the coast line and caves. Put together with the varied golf courses, glorious countryside, water parks and many other outdoor pursuits on offer, this is a destination that can't fail to fulfil all of your holiday expectations.

The old town has been transformed into a virtually car free zone and is therefore pedestrian friendly and aptly suitable for families with small children. The local authorities are making the town into an all year round resort and promote many free concerts (often accompanied by fire work displays at midnight) and sporting events throughout the year.

The Algarve is blessed with a temperate climate, boasting in excess of 3000 hours of sunshine per year, and therefore lends itself to outdoor living, the numerous and varied beaches being considered some of the best in the world having received many awards for cleanliness and safety.

The Portuguese people, renowned for their friendly charm, hospitality and excellent cuisine are one of Europes' best hosts. Try their fresh, locally caught fish, Sardines being one of their specialities, or their typical Algarvian dishes such as steak on the stone. If chicken is your desire then a "MUST" is to go to the village of Guia, the chicken piri piri capital of the world, which is only a short taxi ride away.

Central Albufeira

The apartment complex is perfectly situated overlooking the Old Town area, so while it benefits from being away from the over-populated 'touristy' areas, it's still just a few minutes walk from the Old Town, which now has escalator access down to the fisherman’s beach and square, where regular free concerts are staged throughout the summer months.

The Albufeira marina is a 30-minute gentle stroll from the apartment where boat trips can be booked for visits to the coastal caves, dolphin watching, deep-sea fishing, diving and snorkelling or a relaxing day long coastal boat trip with a BBQ lunch on a secluded beach. Concerts are also held at the marina during the high season.

For night life-seekers the famous Montechoro 'Strip' is a few Euros taxi ride away as are many famous golf courses, water slide parks and zoo marine which are also accessible by car, bus or taxi.
A tourist train also operates throughout the day and evening should you wish to explore the new town areas.

There's something to appeal to everyone, from the non stop night life found in the new town Strip, to the allure of relaxed alfresco dining overlooking the sea in the old town.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

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


  • Wi-Fi available
  • 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
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
No smoking at this property
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About the manager

Philippa Ward
Calendar updated::
17 May 2017
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
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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 35 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £270 to £530.

The Manager has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 17 May 2017.


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“Wonderful Stay in Cerro Branco, Oldtown Albufeira”

Reviewed 15 May 2017

I want to take this opportunity to thank you most sincerely Philippa for organising a wonderful holiday for myself and my husband. It was truly memorable, I was so looking forward to a well earned break and indeed it completely filled my expectations. You took the stress out of everything for us Philippa, from the easy online booking process, and your quick email responses to my questions, and for arranging pick up and drop off at the airport to the apartment, collecting the keys etc, info within the apartment of where to visit, dine and explore during our stay, everything was so well organised by you.....And the apartment... Well what can I say, what a wonderful treat it was, absolutely perfect, close to the Oldtown, shops, restaurants etc. But it was everything about the apartment that made it special, the view to die for, sitting out in the mornings and early evenings was just amazing, total relaxation. The apartment had everything we could possibly wish for and I loved the decor and how well laid out everything was, it was just a delight !! It had been quite a while since our last holiday many years ago and it certainly wont be our last, Portugal is beautiful and Albufeira has stunning beaches. The Oldtown was just great for us location wise to the apartment, and was a lovely stroll each evening to this wonderful little town. So thank you Philippa for making this holiday so special, it was especially special because of you, for allowing us the opportunity to stay in this lovely apartment with stunning views and thank you for a hassle free holiday organised by you Philippa.

Thank you for putting a huge smile on my face and making my day more special. To hear that you had such a wonderful holiday is all I ever hope for and wish to hear. To know also that my help in arranging that for you has made it happen then..... what more can I say. I'm pleased to have achieved that and more pleased that you've had the most wonderful, stress free time with many beautiful memories of your stay to keep close to you. I certainly hope to be hearing from you again for a future stay. All the best. Philippa

“Excellent apartment with fabulous views”

Reviewed 9 Apr 2017

Stayed in Cerro Branco a few times now but first time in apartment 451. Spotlessly clean apartment with everything you would need for a perfect stay. Although we tend to eat out in the evening, there are plenty of good cooking facilities and utensils to enable you stay in and cook meals. You never tire of the fabulous unobstructed views across Albufeira from the balcony. The L shaped balcony is ideal and provides an area of shade from the hot afternoon sun. Would recommend for short or long stay holidays. Thanks to Philippa the booking process is very straightforward with excellent helpful information provided. We have already booked for next year. Pete & Sue

Dear Pete and Sue - so glad to hear you had such a wonderful stay. It makes my work all worthwhile knowing that I've helped you have a fabulous holiday and I'll look forward to you returning next year. Philippa

“Best month ever”

Reviewed 26 Jan 2017

We have stayed in Apartment Vista on previous occasions for a week and ten days. This time we were here for a month, December to January. We had the best time. From booking with Phillips, to her Dad sorting out the tv and Rob taking delivery of our driving license we forgot to take with us, everything was perfect. The new mattresses and pillows were the icing on the cake. If you are looking to stay in the old town Albufeira, look no further, great apartment with fabulous views. We will be back. Thanks.

Dear Elaine. Thank you so much for your kind comments and I'm so glad to hear that you had such a wonderful stay in the apartment. Would recommend you book now for next year as they are getting very popular. Also, you'll be pleased to hear that we now also have new sofa covers too. I'll look forward to welcoming you back. All the best. Philippa

“Cannot fault”

Reviewed 5 Oct 2016

If you want an excellent location that is a little away from the old town (5 min walk), that has a beautiful view, brilliant facilities than look no further. This apartment is perfect. I've stayed in this complex 4 times and I will never look anywhere else as it is close to everything and the apartment itself is gorgeous and spacious inside with a fabulous balcony and terrace where you can have any meals looking over at the ocean. Thanks again Philippa. I'm sure we'll be aback again! Amy

Dear Amy - so good to hear you had an amazing stay at Apartment Vista and enjoyed it and the area so much. We would love to see you back so do keep in touch. Philippa

“Great view over the city”

Reviewed 10 Jul 2016

We had a very nice stay, and can certainly recommend this appartment. It was clean, spacious and location was perfect with the best possible view. The only suggestion we can think off is replacing the bed by a more modern and comfortable Boxspring.

Dear Joaquim So glad to hear you had a lovely stay at Apartment Vista. Thank you also for your comment regarding the beds. I do realise it is not possible to please everyone, I myself have difficulty with too soft or too hard mattresses. The ones provided are hotel quality but.... I will certainly pass on your comments to the owner. Kindest regards.

“One of the best holidays I've ever been on.”

Reviewed 2 Jul 2016

This is the most beautiful apartment, the view is all it lived up to be. The apartment is very nicely furnished, with all the kitchen and bathroom fittings very modern and clean. The balcony is amazing, if we weren't at the pool or at a bar we were on the balcony! Really good size, lovely to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at the outside table. The only downside was that there were only 4 chairs for the outside table, when there were 5 of us staying at the apartment. There were 2 sunbeds on the balcony, so it was really nice to catch some sun there if you did not want to go to the pool or the beach. The sun stayed on the balcony for most of the day/evening which was perfect. We were a little worried about the pool being salt water but this was honestly not a problem, we didn't even notice. The pool area was lovely, nice and quiet throughout the day. It would have been useful for the 'Information Booklet' that was in the apartment to actually have had more information! The directions to the nearest big supermarket etc were scarce and not very useful. Luckily we managed to find our way to the main square by ourselves, full of loads of bars, restaurants and stalls with the best atmosphere. Honestly couldn't have asked for anything more. When we first arrived in the apartment, the wifi was not working. However as soon as we got in touch to tell Philippa of the problem, it was solved immediately. Perfect customer service. Also booking the apartment in the first place was extremely easy and stress free, making us even more excited for our holiday. The transfers to and from the airport were organised all for us by Philippa which was perfect, absolutely seemless and at a great price. Would happily stay in the apartment again, looking forward to it!

Dear Sian - so glad to hear you had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed the apartment so much. Thank you also for your feedback about everything, including the extra chair required (I checked about this and found that the cleaners had found one broken right before your stay (apologies that it was not replaced immediately). I will also address better instructions for the supermarkets - my map maybe also requires some directions attached. It was a pleasure having you stay and I sincerely hope that you and your friends will visit again some time in the future. Regards Philippa

“Spectacular View”

Reviewed 20 Jul 2013

All arrangements handled very efficiently via email with Philippa; we were allowed into the apartment early and leave late as no rental either side of our stay which was very accommodating. The apartment itself was very clean on arrival; with an especially decent kitchen and bathroom. The view from the balcony was exceptional and to be met with it each morning was a treat.The balcony was very private and not overlooked and was furnished with 2 sun loungers and a table with 4 chairs so outside dining was always a pleasure, The pool area was clean and the bar was open during our stay. We slept with the bedroom balcony door open and the lovely sea breeze made sleeping quite comfortable; we did not miss air conditioning at all. We could hear the nightlife from the town below but not enough to disturb our sleep. The escalators down to the beach and town square are a literal 5 minute walk downhill; a little tougher on the way back but you have to burn off your over indulgence in the food & drink dept somehow! The Old Town has a vast array of restaurants & bars to choose from and it is well worth exploring the little winding roads off the main square to find cheaper alternatives to the many in the main square. We would especially recommend "The Bistro" which is up a side road to the right of the American Diner; the food was excellent the price was reasonable and the staff were very friendly. Overall we have no complaints at all with either the apartment or the local area; we had a lovely holiday and would not hesitate in booking this apartment again. The only reason not given 5/5 is that nothing is perfect!

“beautiful - excellent and perfect”

Reviewed 30 May 2013

just got back from a week at Apartment Vista, went with friends who booked and stayed here last year, everything was great from the minute we booked, the transfers by Barry, the cleanliness and facilities in the apartment. This was my first holiday abroad in twenty years as I am disabled and use a walking stick however as much as the steps were a bit of a mission the views were to die for and worth the effort on the legs. My wife and I had a lovely week and couldn't have asked for more. Thank you Philippa and Barry for making this such a smooth and hassle free holiday from booking to the deposit being returned (only got back two days ago and the deposit is being refunded today into my account) - Great!!!


Reviewed 12 Nov 2012

The top apartment at cerrobranco was very spacious and comfortable, The balcony was brilliant with a great view. Also walking into town during the day and the evening was no problem and only took a few minutes. A lot of people we spoke to had to get taxis in and out of town but here there was no need. The nightlife in Albufeira was good with many very good singers in the bars. The staff in the bars in town were very nice and friendly and people had a good time there.

“Superb and private location with amazing view.”

Reviewed 11 Oct 2012

My girlfriend and I stayed here for a fortnight and loved it. It can be difficult sometimes to measure how suitable or accurately described an apartment is on these websites but we read the reviews and description and decided to book. We were glad we chose to do so as it was everything that we had hoped for whilst on holiday. The view of the beach/ocean and old town from the large private balcony alone was worth the money. The apartment itself was clean and modern which is also a big plus. There is no need for taxi's anywhere as every evening we just had a 5 minute stroll into the centre of old town (perhaps only required when bringing a large grocery shop back from the supermarket). We would definitely consider booking this apartment if we were to choose Albufeira as a holiday destination again, highly recommended.

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