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.
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!
Lovely house in a quiet street with everything you need when you're on holiday. We absolutely loved the view and the terrace was wonderful. No noise from the party go-ers, the only thing you could hear were seagulls so perfect for a good night rest.
Thank you Sofie
You are so right about the only noise in the house is the sound of the seagulls, i love it too.
Fátima told me that you and your friends were very good guests.
Regretably one of her friends mislaid a camera charger (somewhere other than at my house, because it would have been found by my house collaborator and returned to her).
I really recommend Sofie as a house guest.
You are always most welcome!
We loved staying in this apartment! It was fantastic and the views were outstanding. Fatima who coordinates your key drop off and pick up could not be more wonderful. She showed me around the town square and even coordinated our transfer to the train station. This is a fantastic place to stay! B
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