Villa overview - detailed description - facilities nearby, shops etc
The villa is in a quiet residential area, almost a mile (1.5km)
from the heart of beautiful Albufeira, with its wide sandy beach, the
old town square, many bars, restaurants and live music venues. Car not
necessary unless you want to visit other towns, villages, the theme
Free parking is available on the street, directly outside the property.
Beware if parking elsewhere, rules here can be pretty complicated. There is
little, if any, parking down in the old town.
Shop / Supermarket
There is a good supermarket (Intermarché) within five minutes walk, open
all day, seven days a week. There is a cashpoint (ATM) and a nice bar (Arte Bar) there also. LIDL
and ALDI supermarkets are about 1 mile (1.6km) distant, other large
stores a little further.
Albufeira Marina and more
In the opposite direction, only a short walk away, is the Marina, with
lots of interesting facilities including boat trips, restaurants, segway hire, ten
pin bowling and indoor karting. There are bars with live entertainment in summer.
If walking, there is a short cut down the steps about 25 metres to the right of the front door.
Cliff Richard's vineyard is approximately 4 miles (7km) drive away right
next to the Algarve Shopping mall with its 120 shops and 9 screen cinema. The beautiful countryside of
the Algarve and other places to visit such as Silves and Monchique are
easily reached by car. More about nearby attractions and things to do listed here.
NO SMOKING INSIDE THE PROPERTY. Smoke detectors are fitted for your safety. There is a fire extinguisher and fire blanket in the kitchen.
A large, fully equipped kitchen provides everything you need to prepare a
snack or a banquet. It leads directly onto the terrace and pool area.
Two utility rooms off the kitchen contain fridge / freezer, washing machine, various mops and buckets, wine rack and storage space.
Bedrooms - Master bedroom (double bed) with en suite bathroom, opposite a
second double bedroom also en suite plus a smaller bedroom with two
single sofa beds. All bedrooms have spacious built-in wardrobes.
Bathrooms - There are two en-suite bathrooms with bath and shower, also a
separate toilet. Hairdryers provided but not personal toiletries.
Lounge with large sofa, dining table seating eight, office desk and chair, TV, books.
Wifi is available, included within the price.
Safes with combination locks are available in both double bedrooms for
guests passports and valuables. You may wish to print the section below.
It's nice and easy for luggage! The house is 'upside-down'! The front
door leads directly into an entry hall with the three bedrooms leading
off it. You won't have to carry your bags up or down stairs. Downstairs,
you will find the lounge, kitchen and the way out to the pool area and
The stairs are quite steep. There is a child safety gate at the top of stairs inside, which you can lock at night.
WARNING - if you lock a safe and it cannot be opened, you may have to pay €100 for the locksmith.
Instructions to activate the safe for your use :
1. Press the red button on the back of the door.
2. Enter a 3-8 digit PIN and confirm by pressing button B. A green light
will indicate that the combination has been registered. MAKE A NOTE OF
IT!!! Not of course next to the safe itself.
3. A permanent red light indicates that the batteries have to be changed. Contact us immediately.
Outside the house
Outside - a spacious terrace and pool area in which to relax while you
get sun tanned, make a barbecue or have a swim in a super swimming pool.
The villa is in a residential
area. Please avoid excessive noise after 10pm especially if outside
in the pool / terrace area.
The owner is justifiably proud of the facilities on offer.This is a new
property, so there are no reviews. However we invite you to be part of
an amazing experience.
Special note for persons of limited mobility.
We advise that this property has steps both outside and inside,
including to the pool area. It is not suitable for wheelchairs. Although
the walk to and from the nearby supermarket and bar is almost flat,
Albufeira itself is generally very hilly. Many streets in and near the
old town are composed of rough cobblestones and / or steps. There is an
automatic lift (elevator) to the beach at our end, usually available
from Easter until end September.
consider this if any of your party has mobility issues. Taxis are
available with a phone call to take you down into the old town. When
returning, you must go to a taxi rank and wait.
Children should be supervised at all times. Pool depth is between 15. and 2.6 metres. There are
three steps into the water, with a handrail. Pool is roughly triangular,
approx. 6.8 metres wide by 5 metres at the apex. Do NOT dive or
jump into the water! The pool is regularly cleaned and maintained.
Please use only plastic glasses and bottles in the pool area. We have
eight sunbeds with covers, a large round outside table with six chairs
(with cushions if you want them!) and a couple of small chairs and a
picnic type table.
WATER AND DRAINAGE
The mineral content in the water here is high. It is safe to
drink. If however you do not like the taste, 5 litre (1 gallon)
containers of water are readily available at supermarkets.
DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. No feminine products
should be flushed at any time. If it is found that feminine products
have been flushed and clog the drainage system, you could be charged
damages of up to two hundred euros (€200).
RUBBISH (TRASH) DISPOSAL
During your stay you should dispose of rubbish (trash) in the skips
(dumpsters) located 50 metres along the road, to the left of the
property. Please use plastic bin bags to wrap it. Paper, glass, plastic
bottles and cans should go into recycling bins – blue for paper,
green for glass and yellow for metal and plastics. Please make sure you
remove all empty bottles etc on the final day of your stay.
It is your responsibility to take out adequate travel insurance and cover for the duration your trip.
SECURITY AND KEYS
Please ensure that all doors and windows are locked if you go out for
the day. There is a key box with a combination lock at the front gate.
You can leave keys there if you wish. Instructions will be available
upon arrival. You will be charged for any lost keys.
We do hope and expect that you will have a trouble-free stay. However,
in the event of a fire or medical emergency on the premises, dial 112
(=999 UK, 911 USA) and have the address to hand – Rua João Veiga, number
38, Albufeira. English is spoken but speak clearly.
For household problems with water, electricity, pool, breakages, lost keys etc please call us on the numbers below.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS ETC
nb that the main road from Faro airport to Albufeira is a toll road and
has electronic tolls only. Ensure your rental car is fitted with a
pre-paid visitors toll tag. Drive from the airport will take 40 - 45
minutes depending on traffic. Driving directions, GPS information etc here.