Great Ocean View Beach Apartment. ,Outdoor Ocean View Terrace with Charcoal BBQ, Portuguese Vine. 100 mbps Fibre Optic Internet, Renovated Equipped kitchen. Walking Distance to Banks, Market, Post Office, Gym,Restaurant, Old Town, Beach, Bars.
A Cozy Studio Apartment with Ocean Views Constant Breeze Functional kitchen, Washer, Beautiful Balcony with Barbecue Grill over looking the ocean. 300 Meters / Beach. Great home base for exploring all the Beaches, Golf Courses,Marina, in proximity.
Super location 300 meters from the beach ocean views.
A basic kitchen, washer.
Ocean View, Great Beaches, Fresh Grilled Fish, Healthy Local Produce, 1 EU Bottles of Wine, Very Affordable, Faro Airport. A great place to recharge your batteries, contemplate your future, run on the beach, get healthy. health clubs 5 min, 300 M to the beach, Michelin Star Restaurants, Golf Courses,SailingHealth club, Supermarkets, Shopping, beach, Lounge, restaurants, banks, within 300 meters. Located on top of a hill on a Crescent street.
Best part for me is the great affordable local wine starting at 1 Euro, Local market with daily Fresh Fish, Produce.
I get very healthy quickly here with the ocean air and great healthy food. Monthly rentals available in the off season. 300 days of sunshine a year, very little rain. Expect blue skies from June to October. That s right no rain, No clouds!
Days are hot and dry, nights are cool. No AC needed as there is no humidity. At night you can dress up a little, suit jacket or sweater and during the day you can dress down tank top shorts biknin. I am always impressed by how fast clothes dry on a line in the sun....in about an hour, completely dry, try it!
When I am here I am more than happy to direct you to all the great hidden spots for lunch, dinner, drinks, dancing, golf, Sun bathing, Sunsets, Sailing excursions, Wineries, Great oceanside, Cliff top Vistas, Horseback riding on the beach at sunset, etc..... a Super place to call home base...Spain is only 100km away. Seville, Lisbon are less than 2 hours away, a great day trip. Excursions available.
I love the beaches , that everything is close by. Easy access to highways, all roads lead to Albufeira, the center of the Algarve.
Very affordable, no parking meters. The beach is just down the hill Praia dos Pescadores, (Fishermen s beach). There is a market close by with fresh local produce, fresh fish daily. Portuguese won t touch yesterday s catch, no fresh fish on Sundays. Two supermarkets, and small shopping center with all the services one would need. all within walking distance.
A restaurant with takeout homemade portuguese food, bread, (Adega do David), a friendly lounge, Havana bar, with wifi and great Mojitos for 3.50 euros. Both Just across the street.
Algarve Shopping is a large open air concept Mall where you can shop till 11 pm in the evening. Banks, restaurants, bars, niteclubs are plentiful.
The old town with small cobblestone streets is lively. The beach has great restaurants overlooking the ocean for an English breakfast, fresh seafood. Very affordable, a short walk down the hill.
My favourite beach hut is called appropriately enough "the spot". walk straight down to the beach and walk left past Inatel hotel, it is the next hut over. Great view,very relaxing, surrounded by a red clay cliff dotted with Umbrella pine trees and cactus plants.
If you have a car some of my favourite beaches are a short drive:
Heading west, Praia ( Beach ) Evaristo, is a small beach with an upscale restaurant and a perfect spot to catch the sunset with a bottle of Vinho Verde (Slightly Sparkling semi sweet/dry Portuguese wine).
Praia da Gale, Villa Joya boasts a restaurant with 2 Michelin Stars to reserve for dinner two weeks in advance. (phone number hidden). my favourite spot the Chiringuito bar is reopening on a cliff overlooking the sea and their full moon parties are back! This beach bar never closes it is open 24 hours. It is hidden and you must find the hidden path along the cliff to get there.
A little further west Salgodos beach boasts sand dunes and a virgin stretch of beach where nudity is permitted but not abundant, so if you see a little too much don t be surprised. Great for a run in the morning or sunset, midday if you can handle the heat.
all within 15 minute drive.
Keep heading west to praia da Marinha just west Porches a spectacular beach at the bottom of a cliff with a cool little beach hut snack bar. Jose Mourinho has a resort nearby and summers not too far away.
A little further west and you come to Lagos and Dona Anna beach . Hire a boat and discover hidden beaches and caves, Fantastic!
A little farther west and you hit Sagres, and Tonel beach which almost always has great surfing. Rent a board on the way into town. Visit Prince Henry the navigator s famous military sailing school where Christopher Columbus attended. Catch the sunset at the end of the world where steep cliffs dive straight into the ocean at Europe s southwestern tip and the most powerful lighthouse in Europe.
88 km away about an hour drive
Praia da Oura is a small beach surrounded by restaurants, hotels night clubs and sits at the end of "The (email hidden)ly street, very touristy and fun if you are not too discerning. It has the best niteclub in the Algarve on the road to Praia da Oura, Capitulo IV.
Next up Falesia beach. Stunning red clay cliffs with Umbrella pines at the top. a virgin stretch of beach that end s at the Villa Moura Marina. Pine cliffs hotel and golf course is a good place to access the beach by elevator. Horse back riding on the cliffs and beach 25 euros an hour, (phone number hidden).
Continuing west, Villa Moura an upscale planned neighbourhood, Christiano Ronaldo has a summer home there. there are no beaches but there is a marina, Casino and golf courses. Kadok Disco sits at the entrance to Villa Moura an 8 000 person capacity complex that only opens in the summer. The niteclub at the casino, BlackJack, has a good ladies night every Thursday throughout the year.
A little more west Val do lobo beach. This is the Beverly Hills of Portugal and has the most expensive real estate in the country. It boasts a Jack Nicklaus designed golf course, Monte Rei, which is pricey and among the top courses in Europe.
Heading west we hit Faro and the islands. Take a boat trip to Ilha do Faro and go off the beaten path. It feels like you re somewhere completely different, lost on an island away from everyone.
30 km away
Tavira and it s famous salt production. Pick up some artisan sea salt.
keep heading East and you ll hit Seville. The most cliche Spanish town. With it s orange trees, Sevilanna ( Flamenco ), Tapas, sweet Jerez wine ( Sherry ), Bull fighting ring (the whole town watches live and on tv), Siesta, it is the hottest place in Europe, unbearable in the afternoon. 55 Degrees Celsius.... La Feria in April is well worth the visit.
200 km away
There are buses to and from Faro and Faro Airport. There is public transit from the train station and bus stations here in Albufeira. A complimentary tourist train/bus to different parts of town.There is public transport to the bus stations/ train station.
Taxis are affordable and everything you need is within walking distance.
I suggest renting a car and taking full insurance with no deductible as car rental companies can get picky about scratches etc., here in Portugal. Parking is not a Problem in the Algarve, no parking tickets, tow trucks, or meters. It is very affordable and I recommend portugal auto rentals.
Fuel prices in Portugal 1.39 diesel
1.60 95 unleaded
If you are planning some long day trips you might find a diesel automobile a better option. The main highways in Portugal now have tolls on them. You might consider national highways as an alternative. All the highways are in excellent condition and it is a pleasure to drive along the coast or on winding country roads. Up into the Serra Monchique (Mountains and Hot springs), or into the Alentejo region and their world renowned wineries, or up the Vincentine Coast Nature reserve and it s virgin beaches.
Surf s up!
You can learn to surf in Sagres (Tonel Beach), surf rentals and lessons on the way into town. They usually have good swells or up the Vincentine coast to Arifana beach just south of Aljizur.
To/From Airport: "Faro Shuttle bus" 8 euros each way book online.
Giro city bus.
Eva bus station
Ferreiras train station
Local tourist bus train
No smoking or pets please.
Wifi: network: Studio/Basic apartment
I have nothing less than good things to say about Nelson. He helped me with where to go, what to see, how to get there all with the typical warmth and willingness of the Portugues people. Nelson comes from a good family and it shows plentifully.
Nelson’s listing was exactly as described.
The neighborhood was fine, secure with plenty of nice people, many British. I never felt worried when walking around, day or night.
I would go back to Nelson's studio on a click.
Albufeira is a lovely place. The apartment was clean and has a fully equiped kitchen, not to mention the view is fantastic. However we had a very disappointing arrival to this apartment, Nelson wasn't there but a very nice lady was ready to welcome us and show us the place. She was very surprised when she saw Nelson had allowed four people to stay there as were we when we saw the space: a living room that doubles as a bedroom with a double bed. The ad for the apartment lists 3 available beds and allows four guest reservations. This is a mistake since there is simply not enough space and, as mentioned, there is only one bed. The lady that welcomed us eventually fixed us up with a cot that we set up in the hall and another one of us slept in the couch. It was fine since we only really used the apartment for sleep and we had a short stay. However if you are planning on staying here, be aware that it only comfortably houses two people, no matter what the ad says.
I have had four people stay here many times. Usually it is a family with two small children. Or a group of four young friends that want to save some money on a beach holiday. The picture is accurate . It is a studio apartment with no closed bedroom. A studio apartment means that there is one open room. The sofa is a single sofa bed. The other single bed slides out from under the sofa bed. It was being refurbished and was replaced with a cot. The third bed is a queen size sofa bed. The single bed that slides out from under the single sofa bed is usually placed right beside the other single bed. I see that I lost half a star for value and a half star for check in after this review.. The rate was 20 euros a night at that time of year? Not good value? You should try a camp site next time with no electricity, kitchen, bathroom, internet, cable tv, linens, bath towels, heating,next time. Or how about a youth hostel with bunk beds and no private bathroom or kitchen or ocean view balcony? They are all 10 euros a person per night not counting a parking spot at the very least. I find you and your review insulting. I offered to give you a refund on the spot and Lina and I were already looking for alternate accommodation for you but you still stayed, why if it was so dreadful why did you choose to stay? What can be a better value ? There were plenty of hotel rooms available at that time of year, why didn t you just walk next door, we are surrounded by hotels? I m not sure your review was totally fair. I expect more from an AirBNB host. You undid a lot of hard work with your careless review. I tried to give a great price thinking that whoever got to stay here would appreciate the great value. I gave you a good honest service for a ridiculous price only matched by the ridiculousness of your review.
I have stayed there for about a month and I enjoyed so much during my staying in Albufeira.
I even miss the studio.
Location: Too good to be!
As Nelson's instruction, it is close to beach (5mins walking)/ Center of shopping center is also 5mins by foot/ Albufeira central bus terminal is 10mins, The strip street is 15~20 mins.
All area is walking boundary.
Studio condition: Perfect!
Fully equipted kitchen, wifi is working very well, hot water, brand new heater (When I arrived there, the heater was broken so Nelson prepared new one in advance!) and so on.
View: The best part of the studio.
Can enjoy beautiful ocean and sun every single day at the terrace!
I couldn't have a chance to meet Nelson though, Lina who is living at the same building provided me new sheets and towels without request.
You were a pleasure to host. It s what is great about Air Bnb when you get to host interesting kind people. I am very happy that you appreciated our hospitality and kindness. You have described all that I love about this listing, especially the ocean view.
My boyfriend and I spent a wonderful valentines weekend in Albufeira and really much enjoyed Nelson's place. He was not present himself during our stay, but we stayed in touch and his neighbor welcomed us very warmly and perfectly helped us out without speaking a single word of English.
The apartment offers everything one might think of when on vacation (TV, WiFi, fan, iron, hair dryer, WORKING laundry machine, grill on the balcony,..).
The only major disadvantage was that the studio could not be heated, even though we went there in winter and despite the fact that there was an actual heating, we were given a small electric heater that of course wasn't able to heat the entire studio. Also with the wind blowing in from the poorly isolated front door, the nights were super cold. Nevertheless, the breathtaking ocean view when waking up in the morning made up for everything :D
As for arriving at the apartment from Faro airport, I would highly recommend to follow Nelson's advice of booking an extra airport shuttle - it is definitely worth the 7 or 8 euros, makes you arrive quickly and comfortably and spares a lot of confusion, transferring to other buses etc. Especially in view of the fact that the bus station is a 15min walk out of the town center.
Albufeira is a very cute and little place, every person we spoke to was being open, friendly and always helpful. I can imagine it being a vivid spot in summer. The beach is just a 2-3 minutes walk down street.
All in all, I totally recommend the apartment, it delivers what it promises.
I needed a place to stay with my twin boys whilst we explored the area for 5 days. The apartment, whilst basic, was perfect and exactly what we wanted. Nelson was very attentive and helpful and we had a great stay. Thanks Nelson and his parents who welcomed us when we arrived.
Magnificent appartment, cute, clean, beautiful view. Better than the pictures. I was worried about a previous comment but Nelson reassured me and we did not regret our decision. If you are looking for an ocean view and close to everything then this is the perfect place! Nelson was always available, ressourceful and helpful. The perfect host.
The internet was super fast, renovated kitchen, great outdoor bbq and Terrace. lots of parking, super beach just down the hill!! We loved our stay here, thank you Nelson!!
-Nelson and Catherine had some nice food items in the kitchen for us upon arrival.
-Location is good - 5 minute walk to the beach and old town.
-Nelson did his best to try to fix the several issues we experienced in the apartment.
-The laundry machine wasn't working, but Catherine was kind enough to do our laundry for us!
-The place definitely isn't as nice as it looks in the photos, but that's always the case when airbnb sends a photographer to do the photography (the view is pretty nice though).
-We were there for 4 weeks, and the bathroom smelled like sewage the majority of the time - I think it comes up through a hole in the wall. Keep the door closed and then it's not too bad in the rest of the apartment.
-If someone is renting the room next door, you will hear them.
Overall, it was just an okay place, but a decent value I think, and Nelson and Catherine were great.
Well I guess we were in for a bad review after 125 good reviews. It was the rainiest November we ever had and yes there was some odours coming up from the sewer system as they were doing work on it in the town. Luckily it only rains 65 days a year here. The hole in the wall is the bathroom ventilation not really a hole in the wall. The room next door is another apartment and not a room and they had no noise issues ? We will look into soundproofing the adjoining doors.
Everything looks better when it is sunny and worse when it is raining, the apartment is actually better than the pictures with a fully renovated kitchen and refinished furniture. we have also replaced the laundry machine and the odours from the sewage system that were rare enough are also a thing of the past. I am happy you liked the ocean view, our service, the little extras, the location, and that you thought it was a decent value, all in all, even with all the rain. I hope this review does not dissuade anyone else from booking this great little studio apartment.
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I am a fun kind person that loves music and travel. I have worked with people in the hospitality industry all my life. I enjoy traveling, dancing, music, nature, and appreciate diversity in cultures.
My philosophy is to treat guests the same way I treat family members, or close friends when they visit. I am very easy going, friendly, and genuinely care for my guests well being and security.
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