This comfortable one bedroom apartment is ideally located at the quieter end of the main Avenue overlooking Praia da Rocha beach.
If you are looking for a beach holiday then this is the perfect spot, or if you are the exploring type then the apartment is only a short drive away from all the main attractions and points of interest. A very good local bus service runs from Praia da Rocha into the main fishing town and shopping centre at Portimão. There are ample bars, restaurants and nightspots within walking distance
The apartment consists of:
1 twin bedroom with 2 single bed with TV
1 sofa bed and 1 futon located in Living room, with TV and Air Conditioning.
Bed linen and towels provided to a very high standard
Room for up to 4 people, being 3 the recommended
1 bathroom with good size shower
Cooking utensils, Friers, Pans
It also has an on-site swimming pool and a tennis court. The pools are open for the apartments in the building during the summer season (Jul to Sep).
The apartment building also has disabled access with lifts and ramps, with direct access from the garage into the apartments' entrance hall without any steps or ramps.
10 mins bus ride to the main town of Portimão.
20 mins drive to Lagos.
25 mins drive to Albufeira
35 mins drive to Vilamoura.
2.30hrs to Lisbon
THINGS TO DO
There are lots of things to do in Praia da Rocha for the whole family to enjoy! The lovely Praia da Rocha beach has plenty of room for everyone, even in the height of summer, and there are places to eat and other facilities along its length so you can stay on the beach all day! There are all types of water sports on offer and boat trips to the caves, fishing trips and dolphin watching. At night the bars, nightclubs and restaurants liven up the Avenida Tomás Cabreira that runs along the top of the beach and there is also the Casino for a nightly show, dinner and dancing as well as the gaming rooms
The beach itself is vast, even in the middle of summer there is always plenty of space. The avenue, Tomás Cabreira, which runs along the top of the beach, is full of restaurants, cafes, and shops and is particularly lively at night with a variety of bars, and clubs to choose from. At the end of the avenue is the Fortress of Santa Catarina de Ribamar, which was part of Portimão's defences against corsairs and pirates. It was built in the 17th and 18th centuries and gives a wonderful view of the beach and the cliffs on one side and the marina on the other.
Praia da Rocha is ideal for anyone who wants to be close to a fantastic beach, have plenty of places to wine and dine or party until late. There is also a casino along the avenue that hosts a show every night, with dinner and dancing if you like, apart from the oportunity to have a flutter on the tables! You really wouldn't need to leave the resort, so no worries about hiring a car if you don't want to. If you want to wander around the main shopping centre then Portimão is only a short walk or bus ride away.
There are all sorts of water sports available on Praia da Rocha, and a variety of boat trips are available from Portimão river front (along from the marina at the eastern end of the beach). A lot of events go on throughout the year - fantastic fireworks and live music to celebrate New Year, powerboat racing or jet-skiing on the river, and lots of beach sports and events during the summer.
If you want to travel a little further afield then there are lots of things to do within easy reach of Praia da Rocha. The water park, Slide and Splash, is in Lagoa - just a short distance away and Zoomarine near Albufeira isn't far either. It has outdoor pools (so don't forget your swimming gear) as well as the dolphins, sealions and birds of prey shows. We musn't forget golf - one of the Algarve's big attractions - there are several excellent courses within very easy reach of Praia da Rocha, including the championship course of Penina and newer courses near Silves (one designed by Nick Faldo and the other by Christy O'Connor jnr
To get a taste of inland Algarve then pay a visit to Silves - an historic town with a large, well preserved, Moorish castle. It is situated on the banks of the Arade river, so one way of getting there is by boat from the river front at Portimão. The trip normally gives you about an hour (because of the tides) to have a look around before the return journey. It is very picturesque and the castle is the largest in the Algarve - well worth seeing as it's really quite spectacular.
If you are a serious shopper, then take a trip to Algarve Shopping Mall near Guia - you can always leave the menfolk on one of the couches in the sunshine while you browse the shops! There is also a food hall with a variety of restaurants and 'fast food' outlets to keep them occupied!
1) Firstly we would like to ask you to try and keep things as you found them in the apartment, in order to make it possible for us to keep our standards high at reasonable prices.
2) Please try not to smoke in the apartments since most of our clients prefer a non-smoking apartment.
3) Please place all food & trash into the trash containers available around the buiding block. Please follow the buiding signs.
4) For the comfort of our neighbours, we would like to ask you to play the stereo and tv at a reasonable volume.
5) Please park in the space designated for your apartment.
6) If you are leaving the apartment, please turn off all appliances,air-conditioning and lights.
7) Ensure that the front door and window are locked when you leave the apartment.
8) In case of the guest loosing the door key, a fixed value of €60 will be charged onto the security deposit, in order to face the lock repacement cost, so that our future guests' security is kept to a high level.
9) In order to keep our standards of linen/towels to the highest possible level, in case of permanent damage (permanent stainning, tearing or burning), we will be forced to charge the item, according to it's value, as per list in the apartment.
Apartment will best accommodate guests over the age of 23
Gigi's apartment is very very nice place to stay for 2-4 people. Location is near the ocean and availability of parking for us were very suitable. If we will go to Portimao we will stay at Gigi apartment.
This was our third visit in Portimão, there is something to compare. Everything is fine. Good location, close to beach, promenade, shops, bus stops. The apartment has everything you need, well equipped kitchen. Good pool. The only disadvantage is the lack of a balcony, but this is only our opinion. A huge thank you to Gigi and his mother Maria! Will gladly come again!
Все понравилось. Отличное расположение рядом с океаном и главной прогулочной улицей Портимао, где находится много магазинчиков, кафе и ресторанов. Хороший бассейн у апартаментов, где можно было плавать, когда океан был очень холодным. Апартаменты прекрасно оборудованы, есть все необходимое для жизни, в.т.ч. для приготовления еды. Прекрасно подойдет для семьи из 4-человек: папа, мама и двое детей по соотношению цена/качество. Единственный минус-шум с улицы (когда открываешь вечером окна, т, к, близко оживленная дорога) и шум от лифта (когда возвращаются шумные соседи-жильцы апартаментов). Поэтому любителям чуткого сна будет сложновато. Зато недалеко остановка Praia Pocha, откуда на рейсовом автобусе можно съездить в ближайшие Альвор, Лагуш, и далее на мыс Сан Винсенте, если вы не планируете брать машину напрокат.
Gigi and Rod are great! The picked me up in the nowhere of praia de rocha and helped me wherever they could. The appartment is very beautiful and has everything you need to live. Thank you so much! xx
Our experience was very good! The flat was very well situated (in front of the ocean and very near to the beach) and everything goes right. The flat was very clean and confortable and the private parking was the best in an area where is very difficult to park! Gigi and his wife are very kind and they help us in everythong that they can do!
We had wonderful vacations in Gigi's apartment! It was a very pleasant stay - very good location and very good equipment in apartment. The apartment is clean, colorful, bright and roomy. We felt welcome from the very first moment. Gigi's mom and her husband James made us feel like home and gave us great recommendations on places to visit. There are nice restaurants around, we enjoyed our daily walks to the beach. We would return there again. Thank you very much!
El apartamento está genial, muy bien situado. Gigi y Rodrigo nos recibieron el primer dia y nos dieron sugerencias de que ver y a donde ir. Muy recomendable!!!
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