The apartment was spacious and very modern & clean. It was big enough for all 5 of us (2 of whom are over 6ft) so we didn't feel like we were on top of each other.
The apartment had everything we could need, except it would have been nice for a welcome pack of basic essential like milk, eggs, bread, water, to be offered as an extra as our flight didn't get in till late in the eve and no shops open at that time, for which wouldn't have minded paying a little extra.
The owner Michelle was very helpful with the booking & any questions that I had relating to an extra bed etc.
The outside patio area is a lovely size and the pool is only a few feet away, my children loved going in it late afternoon when it warmed up slightly. The outside space is lovely for just sitting & soaking up the sun.
We arrived on a sat eve, & the owner had Texted to say that there was a BBQ in the square that night, it was brill, eat as much as you like and house red & white wine plus dessert all for €15 pp was abs brill, must try the grilled sardines, so tasty.
The apartment is located about 25min from Albuferia & Vilamoura (make sure you visit the marina) The local beach is about 10min walk there is a short cut which takes you past the grand Epic Sana hotel and down the steps to a glorious beach... Just wow!
The square which is about 8-10 min walk has a few eateries and a few gift shops, a supermarket which has just about everything you need, do try the fresh croissant & bread but you'll have to go early!
You don't really need a car, we used a few of the taxi firms listed in the apartment, fab service & not too expensive considering there were 5 of us.
We will definitely come back again!
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