About This Listing
To rent a beautiful beach house in the historical part of Albufeira with a great panoramic view at only 5 minutes walk to the beach and to the centre of town, fully furnished and equipped, ready to move in and enjoy a great holidays.
Cool and spacious 100 m2 divided into 4 floors including a typical Algarve terrace open and with a spectacular panoramic view of Praia dos Pescadores - Fisherman's Beach, the Atlantic Ocean and the city of Albufeira.
4 stores of a genuine fisherman's house totally rebuilt with kitchen, living room, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, closets, hall, balcony, machine room and terrace.
No traffic in this part of town but with great restaurants, bars, terraces and shops.
Civismo, bom senso e sobretudo que estimem e deixem a casa como encontraram.
Susana's house was absolutely beautiful, like other reviewers have said. Communication with Susana was easy with a quick response, she answered any question I had. Susana wasn't able to greet us, but Fatima was able to and was also very pleasant to work with. I called her 30 minutes before arriving, and was there when we arrived. Fatima assisted us with luggage, showed us around the house, and accompanied us to the parking lot (note, there is no parking near the house... About a 5-7 minute walk, easy though).
The whole house was beautiful, but our favorite was the roof deck with the breathtaking view of the Albufeira beach. The house isn't air conditioned so it did get very hot at times, and only two out of three of the bedrooms were equipped with fans, but the house cooled down some nights with a breeze. The house is in a perfect location, 5 minute walk to the beach, shops, and restaurants... You can even hear the lively nightlife sometimes, which made it fun to enjoy the roof deck.
All in all, the house was beautiful, and Susana and Fatima were great hosts. I hope to stay there again!
This is a wonderful space!
Upon our arrival we were greated by the most friendly woman, Fatima!! She was beyond friendly and helpful! She helped us carry our bags and park our car and gave us a tour of the entire space!
It was very comfortable.
We loved the view from the top terrace and spent most of our time there!
It was right in the center of all of the action but still very relaxing.
just a short walk down the hill and you were at all of the restaurants, shops and beach!
we look forward to staying here again very soon!
As most reviewers have stated: The apartment was ideal for the 3 of us. The view spectacular from my bedroom and even more spectacular from the terrace above.
Susana kept in touch throughout the vacation and Fatima was an amazing help with making sure there was milk in the fridge, sugar, coffee etc for our first night there. Even, a gift of portugese bread and
Chirico? awaited us.
Susana also provided us with accommodation for 1 night in Lisbon at the apartment there and we met Clarise who also did a super job helping us with the taxi and making us comfortable. The apartment is well well furnished, located; 10 mins from the train station and close to the airport. Only complaint we got the flu and did not get to see all we wanted to see. I would recommend both of Susana's places highly. Thank you Susana, Fatima, Clarise and Portugal!
Everything was accurate. The top floor of the apartment was our favorite place in town! As soon as it was cool enough, we would go to the roof with a drink and snacks to relax. It was quiet and cool and the view was unbelievable!
The apartment was quiet and it was easy to leave the bedroom door open at night for the breezes.
One big drawback was no wifi. Fatima, who met us at the apartment, told us that "everywhere in town has wifi" but that's not exactly true.
NOTE: if you have an early departure, make arrangements for a taxi in advance--do not rely on Fatima or you will pay a premium!
Thank you for your feedback,
Some of your assertions require clarification.
The house has WI-FI and I am of the understanding that you were provided with the password.
It does not however, I will concede, reach the terraced roof (which you so enjoyed) for it is quite high up!
Albufeira is a sleepy Algarvian fishermen village with a population of approximately 30000.
It comes alive during the 3 months of Summer when the tourist season is at it's highest and local services are stretched to capacity.
The few taxis that work in town are kept very busy and it is very common to sight long queues at the 2 taxi stands.
You requested a taxi be booked for very early morning. During Summer, at that time of the morning, the taxi drivers are usually few and far between (after working most of the night they are usually asleep).
For that reason, despite her best endeavours, Fatima was not able to secure a reliable taxi to meet you, so she suggested a friend who would be able to service your requirements.
As this was a very early morning pick up done as a favour, you were charged the night tariff. This would have been the case with a regular taxi.
I hope this provides some clarity for you.
As a world traveller myself of over 30 years experience, I find that I myself continue to learn about the customs and workings of a particular place after visiting and going through the motions...
Happy travels Tim!
Super Wohnung, tolle Aussicht, gute Wohnungsübergabe!
Susana's house was probably the best decision me and my family made when going down to Algarve. Not only was it spacious, clean and located in the heart of Albufeira, but the view on the terrace is probably worth the trip alone.
The beach is an actual 5 minute walk from the house and you'll walk past great restaurants, bars and shops along the way!
Susana was very quick with day-to-day communication and I would recommend this house to both new and old visitors of Algarve!
Thank you Fabio for your positive feedback about my house and myself as your host. As a traveller of over 30 years myself, I know what travellers look for and am proud to describe my place in an honest fashion but also offer any assistance with quick communication for I know this to be paramount when making travelling decisions. You are most welcome!
About the Host, Susana
I am a very open mind person who travelled all my life, I love to meet people and make things easy for them.
From my own experience as a TRAVELLER I have sensibility to know the NEEDS of my guests.
I can advise you the best places in Portugal for you do not feel like a tourist ;)
So: LIVE and let LIVE