Cool Beachfront APT, Seaview, Pool

Apartment - Entire home/apt · SH, Durrës, Albania

The Space

THE LOCATION: This exceptional, modern apartment is absolute beachfront. It is located ON a large sandy beach (no road between apt & beach), 30 m from the sea, in MALI I ROBIT - a seaside town 15 km from Durrës & 35 km from the airport/Tirana.

THE FEATURES: 2 sleeping rooms, 60m2, frontline, superior quality, new, modern, cool, bright, fast private wifi internet, satellite TV, air conditioning, private washing machine, private parking, beach decor, close to food shops, great beach restaurants and cocktail bars, an AMAZING 180° SEAVIEW, a large completely private balcony with absolutely spectacular sunsets, and a fantastic outdoor swimming pool right next to the apartment.

THE BENEFITS: Relaxation in a romantic beach setting and quality time spent with your family members, friends or partner ... a one-of-a kind unforgetable experience. :)

THE RATES: See "House Rules" for more information on what our rates include etc.

PERSONALIZED SERVICES WE CAN PROVIDE:
* Private Tirana airport taxi pick-up / drop-off 35 min. Other places in Albania such as Durrës and Skodër are also possible.
* Car rental drop-off and pick-up directly at the apartment.
* Information about things to see and do in the area + guided tours.
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THE ABSOLUTE BEACHFRONT APARTMENT

THE APARTMENT: Located in a small, low-rise building on the beach - 2nd floor

THE ROOMS:
2 SLEEPING ROOMS: 1 bedroom with a queen-size bed and 1 big living room with a double bed (pull-out couch) + 1 single bed - all beds have Swiss duvets, pillows and bedding.
OTHER ROOMS: 1 fully-equipped open kitchen; 1 big bathroom with large shower, bidet and private washing machine; and 1 large balcony with 1 sunbed, 1 large table & 5 chairs.

OUR 2 BEACHFRONT APARTMENTS: We own and rent 2 fabulous apartments in the same building right on the beach, above and below one another, perfect for 2 families or 2 couples who want to spend their holidays together but still want their privacy. See our other apartment - 'Beachfront LOFT'.
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IN FRONT OF THE APARTMENT

THE BEACH: The beach in front of and around the apartment is public. It has two areas: one area without parasols/sunbeds (free) and one area with parasols/sunbeds (for hire). Both areas are cleaned regularly. There are no buildings or roads between the apartment and the beach so you can easily go for a refreshing swim in the sea every morning before breakfast! :)

THE BEACH ACTIVITIES: suntanning, swimming, beach volleyball, outdoor swimming pool (approx. 15 May-31 Oct - entrance fee applies), ping-pong, jet skiing, parasailing, and guided deep sea fishing. For children: children's outdoor pool, train rides, bumper cars, pedal boats, banana boats, playgrounds, trampolines. There is also a spa center/indoor swimming pool/fitness center near the apartment.
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THE TOURIST RESORT MALI I ROBIT

Mali i Robit is a beach resort town with low-rise buildings in a lovely pine forest setting. It is not far from the many restaurants, bars and shops in Durrës and Tirana.

In the high season, Mali i Robit is great for families with children because this is the part of Albania that has the large sandy beaches (from Velipojë to Kavajë), lots of beach activities, and shallow water that is safe for swimming.

In the shoulder/low season Albania is quiet everywhere except Durrës and Tirana, so if you are looking for a relaxing holiday in a beachfront apartment, a bit of sightseeing, and the added bonus of great shopping and exciting nightlife nearby, Mali i Robit is the perfect place to be.

It starts getting quite hot beginning of April, so you can swim in the sea from approximately the end of April to the end of October. The resort attracts a mixture of international and Albanian tourists.

GETTING AROUND: Everything is within walking distance, and there are taxis at 'Klajdi' restaurant (50 m), and shuttle buses to Durrës, Tirana, Berat etc. from the main road (400 m). You can rent a car at the airport or car rental can be organized for you. There is private parking next to the apt.

FOOD/SHOPPING: There are food shops close to the apartment + a big supermarket ("Maxi Market" - 3 km direction Kavajë). Boutiques, big shopping centers (ex. "Galaktik"), restaurants and bars in Durrës are open late.

RESTAURANTS: Many restaurants serve delicious, fresh, inexpensive seafood, traditional Albanian cuisine, pizza ... and dinner can also be delivered directly to you at the beach! :)

ALBANIAN MUSIC: 'Ujvara' open-air dinner/dancing club is in Mali i Robit. 'Kali i Trojan' is 3 km north.

CLUBBING: 'Tropikal' nightclub is 5 km north, and there are lots of night clubs in Durrës and Tirana.

MEDICAL ATTENTION: Clinic in town + ambulance service direct to Durrës/Tirana hospital.
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THE EXCURSIONS AROUND MALI I ROBIT (also see our guidebook)

Mali i Robit: Guided deep sea fishing.

Durrës: Albania's second largest city has great shopping, beach bars and seafood restaurants, nightclubs, and a famous coliseum.

Tirana: The capital and largest city has fabulous shopping, ultra-trendy bars and restaurants and Albania's only airport.

Petrela Castle Restaurant: A must-see restaurant in a beautiful castle perched on a hill surrounding by gorgeous mountain scenery.

Lake Shkopet: Guided fishing (+ licence/equipment), canoeing or hiking with bbq lunch.

Spille Beach: A quiet beach close to Mali i Robit.

Kruja: Skanderbeg museum & old bazaar.

Berat: The medieval town of Berat - a Unesco World Heritage Site.

Osumi Canyons near Berat: Rafting/river hiking/waterfalls.
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ADDITIONAL REVIEWS ON OTHER RENTAL SITES FOR THIS APARTMENT:

"Amazing Holidays"
Maria: Lamia, Greece
Stay in July 2013

I'm Maria from Greece and I spent 7 nights in Mali i Robit with my son Thanas, 7 years old. We took the taxi that Vladimir organized for us from airport to the apartment, which normally takes 35 minutes and Vladimir was waiting for us at "Ujvara" restaurant that is close to the apartment. He helped me to carry the luggage upstairs, served us cold orange juice at the apartment, showed us everything: restaurants, bars, shops and kids playground. When I got to the apartment it was much better than the pictures, fresh air from the balcony and you could hear the sound of the waves. My son was so excited and he couldn't wait to go to the swimming pool downstairs. Vladimir asked the pool guy that we can pay half price of the pool and not the full amount, that was nice of him.

The evenings were just amazing, a full sunset view from the balcony enjoying it with a glass of wine and looking at the couples that were walking close to the sea, such a romantic moment. Fresh and cheap seafood restaurants around, nice cocktails and lovely live albanian folkloric music just a few blocks away from the apartment.

Cindy & Arjol helped me with a lot of information for things to do around Mali i Robit and other cities. One of the days I visited Tirana, a great city for shopping and nice clothes for women :)

Would you recommend this vacation rental to a friend? Yes
Recommended for: Romantic, Luxury, Families
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"The Best Holiday We've Ever Had!"
Shefket: Freiburg, Germany
Stay in August 2013

Fabulous apartment, incredible sea view and beach, friendly well-organized hosts ...

We (family of 5 - 2 adults, 3 children) stayed in arjol and Cindy's apartment the last week of august 2013. We really enjoyed our holidays in Mali i Robit! The weather was good all week, the food was delicious, the resort was fun for both adults and children, and best of all - the apartment was right on a huge sandy beach!

We were so happy when we arrived, we couldn't believe our eyes - the apartment was even better than we had expected! It was quite luxurious: beachfront (you go down the stairs, open the door, walk through a garden, and you are on the beach!), there were lovely beach decorations, duvets on all the beds, professionally-made mosquito screens (they stay up during the day so the seaview isn't blocked and then they come down at night so you can sleep with the balcony doors open), superior quality kitchen utensils and dishes, private washing machine, air conditioning, and even a large private balcony that can be accessed from the living room and the bedroom. Terrific value!

Almost every evening we went out to a restaurant for fresh seafood. It was so cheap and so good! We also tried a few Albanian live music clubs. One evening, we met some nice people, danced and sang all night long, and then we all went to the beach with a bottle of wine and watched the gorgeous sunrise early in the morning. It was a great night that we will never forget!

Needless to say, we were all sad when it was time to leave and go back home.

A big thanks to Arjol, Cindy, and Vladimir for all the time they spent making sure our holiday was unforgettable. See you again next year! Shefket and family

Would you recommend this vacation rental to a friend? Yes
Recommended for: Romantic, Luxury, Families
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"Great hosts and nice apartment!"
Laure: Paris, France
Stay in September 2012

Cindy and Arjol are just great. They help you for everything.
The welcome beverages are really nice after a long plane trip from Paris to Tirana, via Milano.
We enjoy the apartment and our week in Albania was too short !
We surely will come back ...

Would you recommend this vacation rental to a friend? Yes
Recommended for: Families
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"Vacances super agréables."
Audrey: Brussels, Belgium
Stay in August 2012

Nous avons passé une semaine de vacances super agréable dans cet appartement. L'appartement en lui-même est très vaste, bien équipé et également bien situé. Il faut dire que nous étions 3 adultes et 4 enfants. Nous avons pu prendre la plupart de nos repas face à la mer ce qui n'est pas du tout pour nous déplaire. Il y a beaucoup de restaurants dans les environs qui pratiquent des prix très abordables. Egalement beaucoup de petits supermarchés qui vendent tout le nécessaire, et même le superflux.
Sans oublier l'accueil bien sûr. Nous avons été accueilli de manière très sympathique et très attentionnée.
Bref, nous n'hésiterons pas à y retourner dans les années à venir.

"Super Nice Holidays"
Audrey: Brussels, Belgium
Stay in August 2012

We spent a great week in this nice holiday apartment. The apartment itself is very large, well equipped, and also well located. I must say that there were 7 of us: 3 adults and 4 children. We had most of our meals overlooking the sea which we loved. There are many restaurants in the area that have very affordable prices, and many small supermarkets that sell everything you need and more.
I can't forget our welcome of course. We were welcomed in a very friendly and very attentive way.
Anyway, we will not hesitate to return in the coming years.

Would you recommend this vacation rental to a friend? Yes
Recommended for: Travelers, Romantic, Families

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 5
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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  • cindy and arjol apartment is first class. its just like from home to home with everything you need. arjol father meet us their on arrival and he made us so welcome showed us everything we needed to. plus if we needed any help while we was staying we justt had to give him a ring. the pool was fansatic my son was up early every morining could not wait to get in it. my wife said she as be to aboard to different countrys but she as nether seen a pool been clean around so much each day top rate. their's everything close by shops resturants. rides for the children bumper cars etc which my son loved. the local people made you so welcome. i would give it top rating for child freindly. and this apartment was so easy to book with the help of cindy and arjol they could not have done a noth to make wife and son welcome plus my mum and family as it was a holiday as a reuion. we will back next year not for three weeks it will be for a mounth we can't wait. its time albania was put on the holiday list now people don't realise want they or missing its a beautful country i would give it 10 stars. so big thanks for allowing us to rent this beautful apartment isuf janey and jake so you next year

    August 2012
  • Hello Cindy, Arjol!! What should I say: It was great time in GREAT place (I mean here your apartment). Everything was ok, and me and my family were satisfied in 200%. Apartment is really wonderful - equipped with all necessary things and special view on the beach and the sea. . There was the train for kids near the apartment building - something what loves our son :-) But apart from that it was wonderful experience to contact with Cindy and Arjol (they are warm and open persons) and then in Albania met Arjol father Vladimir!!!
    Big thanks for all of you!!! We spent wonderful holidays and we felt like in own home!!! and it was your merit!

    Best Greetings, Magda and family

    July 2012
  • I want to say Cindy & Arjol thanx so much!
    Мы жили в этих апартаментах с 10 по 19 сентября 2013 года. Квартира полностью соответствует описанию, оснащена всем необходимым, вплоть до пляжного зонтика.
    Я общалась с Синди, очень милый человечек, готова ответить на все вопросы в любое время суток!
    Квартиру нам показывал ее свекр Владимир. Не смотря на русское имя, по-русски он не говорит, немножко говорит по-итальянски.
    Не бойтесь языкового барьера, в "Крокодила" все играли? Очень помогает )))
    А вообще, если хотите что-то спросить, то ищите молодежь. В 80% вам ответят на английском. Или просто проводят, куда вы хотите идти.
    Место, где находится квартира, очень живописное! Доехать до Дурреса нет никакой проблемы. Выходишь на трассу и садишься в любую маршрутку! Вас довезут до автовокзала, там можно выйти, прогуляться до набережной, посмотреть на амфитеатр.. А можно с того же вокзала уехать в столицу в Тирану. Все очень удобно.
    Поэтому, если хотите посетить эту замечательную страну, очень рекомендую остановиться в апартаментах Cindy & Arjol! Это, можно сказать, центр Албании на побережье :)
    А как приятно пить утренний кофе и любоваться прибоем на расстоянии вытянутой руки! :)
    Я уже очень скучаю, если честно...

    September 2013
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Hi there! My name's Cindy and I'm originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada and my wonderful husband is from Tirana, Albania. I know you may be wondering how an Albanian and Canadian got together but even though we are from two completely different cultures (which means we laugh at each other a lot!), we still have a lot in common including our love for nature, history, and travelling around the world. We also enjoy renting out our 2 apartments in Mali i Robit, Albania and taking special care of our guests. It's a family business so if you decide to stay in one of our apartments, we promise to do our very best to take care of you and to make your holiday a memorable one. :))
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