Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

A brand new development located in Vale de Parra, Gale area of Albufeira. It has a large private south facing sun terrace which overlooks onto garden . The apartment has been furnished to a high-standard with modern furniture yet eminently comfortable. It is situated on the ground floor so is ideal for families with young children. Vale de Parra has a good choice of restaurants which are family-orientated. The many local beaches are some of the best in the Algarve ie. Salgados, Gale, Sao Rafael and Evaristo. If you fancy a round of golf, Salgados, the golf course is only 5 minutes walk from the apartment.
The climate in Portugal is comfortable for most of the year with plenty of sunshine and limited rainfall. Obviously the months of July and August are the hottest and January and February the coldest. Portugal is steeped in history and there is much to see and do in places like Monchique, Silves, Lagos, Old Faro and Estoi to satisfy most peoples desires to make it a wonderful place to enjoy and explore.

This property is managed by Ideal Homes Portugal rentals.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Sao Rafael 2 km
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Faro 46 km, Nearest railway: Albufeira 5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool
General Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double Beds (1), Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Algarve region

The nearest beach to Encosta resort is Gale beach which is a 25 minute walk away. You also have the beaches of Sao Rafael, Salgados and Evaristo close at hand.

Salgados golf course and complex is no more than 5 minutes away, you are also within easy reach of Vale de Lobo, Vilamoura and Quinta do Lago for a round of golf, you are in the heart of the Algarve with everything it has to offer a short distance away.


Vale de Parra has a host of restaurants and a few bars that are sure to keep you entertained throughout your visit. Restaurants are plentiful in choice including traditional Algarvian food, Italian and Chinese, details for all of which can be found in the apartment. Many restaurants also offer take away as an option. If you have a sweet tooth, pop into the bakery 5 mins walk down the road, you're sure to find something to enjoy with morning or mid afternoon coffee.

Cabanitas is a favourite for all visitors to Vale Parra where most sporting events can be viewed whilst enjoying good company. Litrus bar often hosts band evenings and karaoke nights and enjoys a mix of visitors and locals as well as an extensive cocktail menu. You will find that almost everywhere in Vale Parra is child friendly, mainly due to Portuguese hospitality. For those quiet nights in 'Favorita' general store is but a few minutes away where you can find many local and UK items as well as anything you've forgotten to pack in your case.

A short drive brings you to Guia which is famous for it's 'Piri Piri' chicken restaurants - try 'Ramirez' for a cheap but authentic chicken dinner. Gale beach provides cafe's and excellent fish restaurants. For those on a tight budget, a short drive in almost any direction local restaurants can be found where you're sure to find some fantastic traditional food without busting the bank.

There is much within a short drive of Vale Parra including many golf courses, Algarve shopping which includes a cinema and many, many shops including Continente supermarket as well as Aqua Land water park and the Algarve's Marine Park to keep the kids entertained.