Quiet flat near Quarteira beach

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Quarteira, 8125, Portugal

Feel at home in our sunny, spacious and clean apartment with everything you need for a great holiday: gorgeous beach 5 minutes away, excellent local restaurant across the road, good summer entertainment and 20 minutes from the airport. See you soon!

Your host, Gail
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Feel at home in our sunny, spacious and clean apartment with everything you need for a great holiday: gorgeous beach 5 minutes away, excellent local restaurant across the road, good summer entertainment and 20 minutes from the airport. See you soon!

The Space

Spring has arrived and the wildflowers are lovely. So's the temperature! Our apartment has three airy bedrooms: two doubles (one en suite) and one with two single beds, in a first-floor apartment in a quiet quarter within 5 minutes' stroll of the celebrated lovely long sandy beach. We pride ourselves on the décor, with original prints and pictures, and many personal touches. Our linen is white, crisply ironed and made from 100% cotton. Each bedroom opens onto a balcony, and windows on three sides of the apartment make it exceptionally light and airy. We've recently installed new shower units and a new loo. It's perfect for many combinations: one to three couples; two families; or six friends looking for fun and relaxation. We offer a small library of novels and phrase books, and there's a DVD player with a large selection of movies for guests, as well as a choice of local and international TV channels. A universal plug too, which helps when you've left yours at home. The local café/restaurant, Kapital, is right across the road from the apartment and serves authentic and truly delicious Algarvean cuisine. All amenities: pharmacy, cafés (including some with internet faciclities), restaurants, supermarkets, bank, cash machines, are on your way down to that lovely beach and promenade. So is the bus station (Rodoviário) where you can hop on a bus to Lisbon, Seville or perhaps visit other towns and beaches along the Algarve. Quarteira has a great fish market and there's a fruit and veggie market next to it. For the energetic, there's surfing, riding, golf, tennis, hiking or cycling. If it's a more leisurely holiday you're after, there are beach walks, museums, art galleries, great cafés for people-watching and, by car ten minutes' inland, a completely different world to explore. (There's a folder with forthcoming attractions, directions to interesting places and lots more information you might need in the living room.) Come on over and see for yourself!

Interaction with Guests

We'll meet you, show you around, hand over the keys and leave you to your holiday. But, for further information or problems, we're always on the other end of a mobile phone and will help in any way we can.

The Neighborhood

We love that it's still an authentic oasis in a rapidly-growing city: fishermen still mend their nets on the flat rooves opposite our block; there's no traffic whizzing by; it's so close to everything one comes here for - the beach, cafés, entertainment, and yet one can withdraw and sleep in quiet and safety.

Getting around

You can enjoy your whole holiday here without ever thinking about transportation (except back to the airport!) but the bus depot and a taxi rank are just 3 minutes' down the hill on the way to the beach. There are also public bikes at various points which you can pay and use anytime. If you have car, there are private parking areas outside the apartment.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 4
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Cleaning Fee: $28
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • We had a wonderful week at Gail's flat, which is even better than it looks in the pictures - big, airy rooms, tastefully decorated, and everything we needed for a comfortable stay. (Even books and toys for the kids!)

    Everything we needed was within comfortable walking distance - the beach, shops, fish market etc. The beach itself is great, and wasn't crowded while we were there at Easter.

    The food at Kapital across the road was delicious, so we found ourselves there several times. Faro airport is 20 minutes away by taxi, which made the journey easy.

    Gail was the perfect host - kindly letting us check-in early as soon as our flight arrived, quick to respond to all requests, and otherwise leaving us in peace.

    We are recommending Gail's flat to our friends and hope to visit again soon.

    April 2014
  • Well now where to begin? Staying at Gail's flat was an absolute treat. Gail and Umberto were there waiting for us even though we arrived very late at night. They left us delicious treats to have in the morning, coffee and milk. Something that seems so effortless yet when you wake up the next morning hungry and looking for something to eat that's when you'll realize just how appreciative you are. The location is GREAT. Someone else has already said it but whether you travel to the East, the West the placement of this flat is so central it makes the excursion drives a real treat.
    The flat is clean and so well equipped. The beds were so big and let me say positively divine to sleep in.
    Gail is responsive, answers questions, provides you with a binder of information and quickly replies to any needs or queries you may have.
    Would my son and I come back? In a heartbeat!
    This flat is a hidden treasure in southern Portugal.
    We were first time travelers to Portugal so I leave you with two more thoughts. The restaurant across the road from the flat is amazing as is the young lady who is the server. Sophie struggled to speak to us in English but she did just fine and taught us some Portuguese. Don't miss out on the meals there.
    Last but not least, we traveled about quite a bit and only on the last night there realized that there are numerous and amazing shops throughout the little streets down by the water.
    Susan and AJ Ross, Ottawa Ontario Canada

    March 2014
  • It's a very nice house, with a lot of stuff making you feel like home, and clean, the beach is near the apartment (10 mnt walking).

    September 2013
  • We came to Algarve to explore it, not to stay in the same place, and we had seven marvelous days in Gail's flat. It's centralized situation on the Algarve's coast permitted us to make excursions in every direction : Sagres and the coast North of it, Lagos (lovely boat excursion into the sea caves), Albufeira, Tavira, Alte, Loulé, Silves, the montes de Monchique, ..., we bathed every day on another fabulous beach, and also in the natural source of Alte (ice cold !)
    Gail welcomed us personally and provided us all the necessary information about the flat and possible excursions. In the fridge we found a complete breakfast for the next morning, and butter biscuits on the table. There are a lot of small details in the bathrooms as well, and the hairdryer comes very handy. Everything is clean and bright, and the decoration in general is very nice (I asked Gail how she obtained the beautiful finish of some furniture). You will find everything you need from pencil to beach parasol !
    I can only recommend Gail's apartment to explore the Algarve !
    Thank you Gail !

    August 2013
  • Светлая, просторная, уютная квартира. Все что надо для комфортного отдыха есть, даже гриль. Место для парковки машины было всегда. Все рядом - море, супермаркет, рынок.
    Отдыхали - август 2013г.

    August 2013
  • nous avons passé un très bon séjour dans l'appartement de gael , il ne manquait rien
    très bien situé le petit commerce du coin de la rue est très bien
    l’environnement est très agréable
    dommage que rien n'est traduit en français dans le classeur
    nous reviendrons c'est sur !!!!
    dommage aussi que nous n'avons pas vu gael pendant notre séjour

    July 2013
  • Gail's apartment is lovely, a real home away from home! Beds are fantastically comfy and we had everything we needed (and more).

    The beach is gorgeous and only a 5 minute walk away, and there are loads of great places nearby. We had a great stay and really recommend it as a base for a chilled sunny holiday!

    Gail (email hidden) and so helpful - she sent us through directions from the airport in English and Portuguese, and gave us an English-speaking taxi number to catch our early flight back. We really recommend the apartment and had a great time!

    June 2013
  • I cannot recommend Gail and Humberto's flat highly enough! The bedrooms are big, bright and sunny; there's a balcony which gets the sun in the morning and one which gets it in the afternoon and evening (brilliant for a wee glass of something after a day's exploring); and Gail has thought of everything from a bottle opener to an iron to a very handy hair dryer.

    You leave feeling like you have been welcome guests rather than just holiday tenants.

    May 2013
  • Gail is a very nice person! Left milk and delicious cooks for us! Also there is plenty of information about places to go, restaurantes, etc, in the apartament.
    If you are looking (email hidden) to stay very close to the beach, this apartament (email hidden)!
    The apartament is really nice and only 5 minutes walking to the beach. The bus station is a few meters from the apartament and THE BEST restaurant of Algarve is just across the apartament. The name of the restaurant is KAPITAL! Wonderful food, cheap and great people there!

    April 2013
    Response from Gail:

    Força, Luciana! Muito obrigada pele o messagem. Até a próxima.

    April 2013
  • We had a great stay at Gail's apartment. It was spacious, clean and had absolutely everything we needed. Parking was no problem at all since parking spaces were right in front of the house. We had a really great stay!

    September 2012
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Married to Humberto. We met in UK 22 years ago and now live in the hills behind Quarteira, which is where he was born. He works for an airline so I get to travel round the world from time to time....lucky me.
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