Come stay at our 2 bedroom/2 bathroom in the Albufeira Marina. One bedroom has a double bed with attached bathroom, and the other has 2 single beds. There is also a sleeper sofa that can be made up for additional guests-- it sleeps 1-2 individuals (approximately 125cm wide, so not suited for 2 adults unless you really like each other). You'll have incredible views of the harbor, ocean and pool down below, be steps from entertainment in the marina and a scenic 20 min walk to Old Town Albufeira.
You'll have plenty of room to relax in this spacious, newly refurnished apartment. There is parking on site if you'll be coming by car, but once you're here, you have a selection of restaurants and bars right in the marina, and downtown Albufeira and the accompanying beaches are a walk short walk away as well.
Free AC, Wifi, and Cable TV are included.
The whole apartment and all three balconies are yours to enjoy. The pool is a few floors just below-- get out there early to ensure you claim one of the few lounge chairs! Ample parking is available in a garage on site, or you can park on the street out front if you prefer. There is an elevator from the garage and street levels to the unit for easy access, even by wheelchair or with a stroller.
Interaction with guests
We are not local to Albufeira, however we have amazing help managing our property. They will be your primary contacts for questions or issues leading up to or during your stay. That being said, we warmly welcome any feedback or questions you have for us as well, and will do our best to accommodate requests.
Other things to note
We are based in the US, so unfortunately we will not be able to personally welcome you upon your arrival. We work with an excellent local management company, Cerro Novo. They will make sure your arrival is easy and your stay is comfortable. Where you get the keys to the apartment will depend on how and when you arrive to Albufeira.
Booking a car transfer from Faro Airport:
If you are arriving to the Faro airport and wish to book a car transfer through our management company, please let us know at the time of your AirBnB reservation and provide your flight information. We can add the cost for the transfer to your AirBnB booking OR you can pay the driver in cash upon pick-up. The driver will greet you at the airport, and will have the keys with him/her so that you can just let yourself in to the apartment once you are dropped off.
Car Transfer Pricing:
Between 6:00 – 22:00:
1-4 Passengers - 35 Euros.
5-8 Passengers - 50 Euros.
Any other times:
1-4 Passengers - 42 Euros.
5-8 Passengers - 60 Euros.
Arriving with own transportation:
If you do not book an airport transfer and arrive to the apartment with your own transportation, there are a couple options. Most people who arrive during business hours (listed below), choose to pick up the keys from the Cerro Novo office which is just 3 minutes away by car, or a 10-15 minute walk from the apartment. For a small fee, you can choose to have a representative meet you at the apartment with the keys instead. If you arrive outside of business hours, you need to select the car transfer option above, or pay a convenience fee for a representative to meet you at the apartment. Business hours and the corresponding rates are listed below. Again, if you require or prefer a meet and greet, please let us know so we can add the cost to your AirBnB booking OR have cash on hand to pay the representative.
Cerro Novo Business Hours are Monday – Saturday from 9:00 – 18:00.
Pick up Keys at Cerro Novo During Business Hours : FREE.
Meet & Greet at Apartment During Business Hours : 15 Euros.
Meet & Greet at Apartment at any other time : 30 Euros.
Please see the Welcome Guide (emailed after booking) for directions to the Cerro Novo office and information on parking, etc.
Basic Food Pack
If you would like, Cerro Novo can provide a basic food pack in the apartment prior to your arrival. The cost of the pack is 15 Euros, and it includes water, tea, milk, sugar, orange juice, bread, butter, and cheese. It is only intended to get you through your first night or your first breakfast, but it is a great option for guests arriving late at night who do not want to wake up to an empty fridge. If you arrive in the afternoon, there is a small store just across the street where you can buy basic supplies. There is also a larger grocery store just next to the Cerro Novo office. Lidl is 5 minutes away by car, and ideal for bigger grocery shopping trips—very cost effective and good selection. If you would like to add on the food pack, you must let us know at the time of booking.
There is a 3-4 night minimum stay.
Please try to keep noise levels down to be respectful of our neighbors.
Lost keys or parking cards will be charged to the renter.
There is absolutely no smoking in the apartment.
No downloading channels or renting content outside of the included cable channels.
There is a €150 fully refundable security deposit required.
There is a €75 cleaning fee for all bookings. Stays of 8 days or more include once-weekly maid service at no additional cost. The weekly cleaning service is not optional, as this ensures linens/towels and the unit stay fresh and clean for you and future renters.
Up to 4 guests are included in listed price. A 5th guest is possible for an additional €15 per night, as an extra bed needs to be brought in for this. Please advise if this is needed in advance.
Check in times vary, depending on if there is someone staying in the apartment the night prior to your arrival. We recommend check in some time between 2-5pm, but can discuss arrangements on a case by case basis. Check out time is anytime prior to 11am.
If the management company needs to meet you outside of office hours or provide an airport transfer, additional fees may apply, but will be explained to you in advance.
From Jul 1 - Sep 30, 2017 the minimum stay is 4 nights.
My sister, Evelina, and I are listing our family apartment in beautiful Albufeira, Portugal. We are both Swedish, but live in the United States at the moment (I am in Florida and Evelina is in NYC). We have lived and traveled all over the world and are happy to help others do the same by sharing our space with them! We have collectively lived in Sweden, India, Germany, New York, Florida, Chicago, Malaysia, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, and so on. We have also done quite a bit of traveling around those areas, as well as in South America.
We absolutely love eating, drinking, entertaining, and exploring. Our dream is to one day be in the hospitality industry, but for now, this is just a fun little side project for us.
Favorite quote? "Not all who wander are lost." -JRR Tolkien
Happy wandering, friends!