About this listing
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!
I'm not very strict with rules...
Please don't smoke inside the apartment. If you want to smoke it's much nicer to do it on the outside garden!
Please don't leave the air conditioner working when you're not at home. In 5 minutes you will have the right atmosphere.
This is a very quiet area, please avoid the noise till late in the evening.
The owner of this flat didnt gave us correct information. She said we will find the keys at reception, which is 2 min away from the flat".First of all, we were searching for this reception for hours, because the owner "forgot" to say it will be reception of the hotel, which has nothing common with our appartment we rent. Secondly, the owner "forgot" to inform receptionist about new guests and he didnt want to give us keys...! and when we tried to call her on the phone- it was switched off!! So there was no chance to contact her! receptionist gave us the map where should be our apartment Number 21...so finaly we knocked the doors of unknown family, that stayed in "our apartment"! But surprise surprise... after one more hour we found out that our so called accomodation turn out to be a little shack just behind the apartment number 21 -with low ceilings and poor dirty matras on the floor instead of the bed! the apartment doesnt worth that price on airbnb. The only one good things are quite big garden, silent and calm location and very close to the see. But the beach is in terrible condition-the huge stones are everywhere so you cant really swim safely. We hurted our feet a lot. and if you want to get to the city,-be ready to have a walk for an hour.
To be honnest, we spent a really great time in the Sofia's studio. Enough space for 2 persons because the terrace is very big. The studio is nicely decorated with every necessary things in the kitchen. It was very clean also. The best quality of this apartment is the situation as it is located at 50meters from the beach in a quiet and perfect localisation (easy to find the street thanks to Sofia advices).However the bed sofa is too old & uncomfortable and I have had awful neck pain. Except it, I would like to rent it again next year.Thx
This studio really doesn't worth its price, it's way too expensive for what you get. The garden was a mess, all plants were dead/dying, the floor was dirty.
The bed wasn't comfortable, the fridge so noisy we had to turn it off at night (no convenient ...).
The air conditionner was leaking water during the two last days, a lot of water...
The bathrooms taps were broken, throwing water on the floor.
The studio wasn't perfectly when we arrived.
It still a well located studio, with a beautiful beach, empty at night, perfect for couples.
But the place wasn't what we expected.
We told sofia after 3 days of staying, she told us she wasn't aware and we should have told her sooner, and we should have. But she should be aware of her studio's state !
She send someone during our last day, while we were showering, without telling us, he fixed the taps, that's all.
I wouldn't recommend you this studio, but I would recommend you maria luisa beach.
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.
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.
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