Maria Luísa Beach n' Garden Studio

House - Entire home/apt · R. das Alfarrobeiras, Albufeira, Faro District 8200, Portugal
Your host, Sofia
32 Reviews
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The Space

Newly Built 25 sq/mt Garden Studio set at one corner of the garden of privately owned villa, in Praia Maria Luísa (same as Club Med), Albufeira area.
Ideal for 2 persons wanting a quiet and cosy place, yet an easy 5 minutes walk to the beach and 10/15 minutes to the cosmopolitan areas. Local cafes, snack’s , all kind of restaurants, supermarkets and night life within walking distance. Very comfortable and affordable accommodation. Internet access on many 'hot spots' at various locations nearby.

Bedroom/ Living room - Double (sofa bed), table with 2 chairs
Bathroom- Separate walk in wet bathroom.
Kitchen- Essential kitchenette with fridge freezer, electric stove, microwave, kettle and utensils etc.
Outside terrace – Table with chairs, puffs and shade.

Notes on accommodation:
Ideal for couples, relaxation, close to beach and golf. Summer holidays, long weekend and a quiet location out of season for those wishing to relax, enjoy the walks, and golfing enthusiasts. English speaking owner is on hand to welcome you and to ensure your stay is problem free. Great local knowledge, we can arrange kitesurfing, stand up paddlingsailing and boating trips, as well as advise on the areas best kept secrets for a great holiday! Comfortable affordable accommodation.

Interaction with Guests

Unfortunately I'm most of the time in Lisbon now, but the check-in and check-out are still very easy and flexible. I'm totally available by phone!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Pull-out Sofa
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Security Deposit: $210
Cleaning Fee: $28
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • My interactions with Sofia was only through emails. She lives in Lisbon, and therefore was not in the apartment to welcome or show us around. However, the studio accommodation is wonderful. It is well equipped with basic appliances and furniture. It has an outdoor space for lounging or dining al fresco. The garden space, however, could use a regular maintenance. The studio is a few minutes walk to the beach, bus stops, and supermarket. It is private and located in a quiet residential neighbourhood. The studio space is cozy and ideal for 2 people. We had a relaxing time staying in this accommodation and a great time exploring the neighbouring beaches.

    June 2014
  • If you want to experience Albufeira without paying for expensive accommodation, then this is a fantastic option! Considering the cost of staying at this little studio we have no real complaints. The bed is a pullout and wasn't comfortable to sleep on but hey, for the cost we weren't complaining. It's literally a five minute walk to the Club Med beach, and 10-15 minutes walk to the tourist centre and beaches of Albufeira. We did have much confusion over the location of the apartment, so just make sure you are certain of where it is and check the address. But never mind, we had a fantastic time in Albufeira, and would stay here again if we want to keep costs to an absolute minimum.

    October 2013
  • The place was smaler than what it appeares in the pictures but nice. The out side space is very nice. The couch is uncomfteble but ok for a few days....The TV wasn't working (or at least we couldn't make it to work and there was no one there to fix it)
    The comunication with Sofia was not the best.We didn't meet her at all... The place is nice but the servise wasn't.

    October 2013
  • Lovely location really close to the beach, reception at the apartments were really helpful, has everything you could want for a short break, Local supermarkets really handy. Bed was a little uncomfortable as mentioned by others. Overall a good experience.

    October 2013
  • Notre séjour a albufeira a été très agréable . Appartement propre , très bien place par rapport à la plage , le supermarché . Agréable à vivre , terrasse sympa , clim agréable . Très bon souvenir , nous reviendrons !!

    September 2013
  • Sofia has a great studio flat moments from the beach. The place delivers on everything Sofia writes in the description. The beach is about 5 minutes walk, there are three super markets (varying in size and distance) within 15 minute walk and all kinds of great restaurants within walking distance. Everything you could need is at the flat such as fast wifi, cooking items, umbrellas for the beach and a lovely terrace for enjoying the sun.

    The beach itself is on the quieter side great for couples and families and is secluded from some of the more touristy areas of the Algarve.

    We enjoyed a full week there but wish we stayed an extra week!!! Thanks again Sofia!

    September 2013
  • The apartment is a bit smaller then it appears on the pictures but that's no problem at all. It has everything what it needs to have a pleasant stay. The yard is nice - good to have a breakfast in the sun. The place where the studio is located is not that easy to find but super nice: trees, a lot of green, not too much hotel atmosphere and as we find, the nicest beach around. Just 5 minutes to walk. The only thing i have to complain about is the sleeping sofa: It's totally uncomfortable - it might have seen a lot of sleeping guests... ;-)

    August 2013
  • We had a great time at this place. It's a very small room, but we felt comfortable for one week. The big private garden is very nice for having meals and hang around in the evening.
    Just a few minutes to the beach (crowded) by foot and some minutes to other great beaches by car.
    Albufeira is a very touristic area, but if you want to spend some nice time in the sun it's ok for that. You'll will always find places with fewer people around.
    We didn't meet Sofia personally, but when we had an electricity blackout at the apartment, we talked to her on the phone and she helped us out.
    We recommend to go dolphin watching when you are in the are (company: Dolphins Driven). It was a really great experience to see the animals in their natural environment.

    August 2013
  • Nossa estadia em Albulfeira, foi maravilhosa! O estudio é limpo e muito charmoso, perfeito para casais!
    Apesar de ter tido um pequeno imprevisto com a internet, Sofia foi muito eficiênte e atenciosa e em menos de 24 foi resolvido o problema!

    This little appartment is perfect to stay there as a couple!
    Everything was clean and the decoration is realy charming!

    August 2013
  • We had a fantastic stay at Sofia's place! In total we've stayed there for 2 weeks. Everything is exactly like it's descibed and as in the pictures. The walk to the beach is not more than ten minutes. It's beautiful and not even very crowded. A small supermarket is also 5 min away. You could even reach the larger Intermaché by foot if you want, maybe in 15 min.
    There was problem with the Wifi which unfortunately couldn't be fixed during our stay but Sofia was super nice and gave us a discount because of that!
    So alltogether we had an awesome holiday and enjoyed every minute of it - even were a bit Portugal-homesick after it ;-)
    That's why we're definitely recommending Sofia's place!
    Enjoy people!

    July 2013
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I'm passionate about traveling, meet new people and discover different and amazing places. As I love to cook (and eat), this is one of my favorite things to do while traveling and it's also something that I like to do for my friends and guests, for me the food is a very important part of every culture and something that we must try and share while traveling. Sports, as kite surf, are some of my other hobbies, I'm a kite surf instructor too! For me traveling it's an experience!!!
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