Brand new, bright 2 BR apartment located within Lura 2 Beach Resort in Lalzi Bay. 3 Minutes walking distance from the beach. Super safe, gated community and sparkling clean environment. Apartment has private entrance with front yard and a porch where you can enjoy your meals and the Adriatic breeze. The house is fully equipped and has all amenities. Modern pool in the complex that you can access at an extra charge. Grocery store, restaurants, beach-bar and playground in the resort. Free parking
“We stayed at Admir’s place for longer than planned as we were there when Albania entered in lockdown. It was such a privilege to be there, because Admir is an exceptional host. He communicates effectively and always goes the extra mile of what’s required, in true Albanian hospitality and generosity. The apartment is great and has everything you need for short or long stay. The kitchen is well equipped, and there’s good storage space in the kitchen as well as bedrooms and bathroom for all your personal belongings. The beds are very comfortable with great pillows. We slept soundly and it was peaceful, except just before summer when some neighbors were doing construction renovation work in their homes. We had an earthquake of magnitude 5.4 and felt safe as nothing happened in the flat and we were happy to have been there during that time. If you want to sightsee, you will need a car as it will help you to move around and get groceries etc. During the summer months, there’s plenty of stalls nearby selling fruits and veggies. You can also buy some food from the store right opposite the flat - in the winter months it sells canned foods, pickles, snacks, pasta, and olive oil and other non-perishable items. During the summer it comes alive with more things like ice cream, mince meat, eggs, fresh bread, milk, yoghurt, etc. The beach is only a short few minutes walk from the flat, and is lined up with lovely restaurants (not all are open outside of summer months, so do check). We enjoyed: Aqua by Lura restaurant (the one by the hotel and the pool), Aqua Beach Bar (right on the beach with amazing food and pizza 🍕), we also liked Oasis which is stylish, has great music, and good vibe. There’s Triumph that serves good fish, as well as the pizza place with wood-fire oven Italian style next to it. You can use the pool by Aqua resort for a small fee of about 2000 lek for two people, you get a big sunbed and umbrella. You can also rent one at the beach for a small fee. Do try the petulas (hot mini doughnuts by the beach)! We enjoyed the peace and quiet, but also the fun walks on the beach, sunset time, barbecue moments (Admir has set up a good barbecue area), and long walks around the complex itself. This apartment is one we would love to return to if we ever visit Albania again. Thank you Admir for everything!”
Dion's Apartment is located in Hamallaj, inside a new residential complex. It provides air conditioning, flat screen Tv, full equipment kitchen,private bathroom, hair dryer etc. The beach is only 50 meters,1 min walking. Nearby you can find restaurants, pizzeria,beach bars. Supermarket is at a distance of 30 meters.The nearest airport i Mother Tereza International Airport ,37 km away, Tirana is 41 km away, Durres 31. We can arrange airport shuttle service by an reasonable fee and rent bicycles.
“This stay happened to be during the tragic earthquake of November 26th. First instinct is not share such experience, specially for a beach location, but on the other hand I thought it can be helpful for people to know because safety is always first priority no matter where - after all such experiences might need to be considered top priority around the world in the global-warming era we now live in. I happened to be in ValaMar resort for a week in November ’19 due to business I had there. This site was not small as I first thought, to give a rough idea, one lap of my morning run around it was about 1.3 miles. The apartment was great, my only suggestion for homeowners is to consider dishwasher and microwave - even though I had no need because even in November there was a great restaurant inside the resort with amazing cooking and unbelievable prices; even more interesting it was this very cool fish-cabin-like restaurant about 200 yards outside resort serving daily caught Adriatic sea fish and homemade white whine with even cheaper prices; one could get muddy walking outside resort, because road to walk there is not as nicely paved as inside, but exactly that made this place even more attractive; to not mention if you have a car, you could drive around into again not as nicely paved roads outside ValaMar and explore other similar type restaurants. I enjoyed my stay there to the extent that I am considering this place for winter vacation - very few people around, very friendly people who work there, deserted beach, and temperatures around 60s - I love this kind of tranquility. And then… … I wake up at 3am by a earthquake, shock was strong, but not as strong to make me step outside; instinctively I went underneath bathroom door to hold off thick wall that seemed structural wall, it only lasted 3-4 seconds that is why I thought it could have been aftershock of relatively strong 5.6-magnitude quake that happened there back on late September; and I went back to sleep. 4am, to be more precise 3:55am, that kind of shaking is now engraved in my brain forever, again I quickly went under bathroom door but this time I really needed to hold on something to be able to stay on my feet - they say it was about 30-seconds long, that is very very long for an earthquake, in my mind it was eternity; in the middle of it, power went out, I could hear things falling, but the main sound was this background noice of building shaking; when finally shaking stopped, in the dark I quickly put on pants, jacket, and barefoot shoes and ran outside; luckily I had keys in my pocket so I could go into my rental car outside; dark and no-one around, I drove about 100 yards to the guarding post and went to talk to the guards, three of them, human instinct to talk and help, they were even more scared about their own houses in the villages around and their families. Later I learned the tragic extent of this 6.4-magnitude earthquake. There are no words to describe such horrified event and its devastating impact of lives it took and damages it caused; the point I want to make is that there were 0 (zero) cracks in the walls of this apartment and in all other buildings of this resort that I was able to see - I was very interested to find out if there was any damages in the walls of these buildings - none! the only thing I was able to see were some concrete cracks on the sidewalks and some cracks on the asphalt, but nothing in the buildings. Need to mention that earthquake epicenter was very close to Hamallaj where ValaMar is located. In Durres that is the main city nearby few buildings collapsed and many other buildings became inhabitable, but nothing in ValaMar. During next couple of days I saw people coming here from Tirana, that is about 20-miles away, because they felt safer in ValaMar even though it was closer to the epicenter than Tirana. I apologize for the extent of detail I could not keep from mentioning, the point of my review is that in addition to it being very nice and in an amazing beach location, this place is very safe such that was able handle an about mid 6M earthquake with zero impact.”
Wood house camping and tour araund Cape of Rodon
“We had such a great stay here. We could have easily spent a couple weeks here. Comfortable cabins and amenities. The view was incredible! Ardian was one of the best Airbnb hosts we’ve had. He was friendly and took us around the cape to see the sights. Was above and beyond what we expected and he made our stay that much better. We hope to be back and recommend this place to anybody hoping to get out in nature and explore Cape of Rodon area.”