Apartment Margarida

Algarve, Portugal
4
1
2
Sleeps up to 4 in total plus 1 infant in a cot in 2 bedrooms
Price
£993 - £2473 per week

Top 10 Reasons to Stay Here

1
Two bedroom apartment set on stunning resort
2
Apartment all on one level, ideal for little ones
3
Private balcony and covered terrace with dining facilities
4
Resort blue flag beach, a speedy drive or 35 minute walk away
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Shared resort pool with kids’ section and pool bar
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Babysitting service available
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Water sports centre, lake, on-site gym, golf course and tennis courts
8
Plenty of on-site restaurants
9
Plenty of nearby family attractions
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Set within stunning Ria Formosa Nature Park, ideal for nature lovers

Guest Reviews




Features

Pool protected by enclosed balcony for individual apartment

The Property

Double bedrooms One
Twin bedrooms One
Bathrooms Two
Living room Open plan

Local Information

Nearest village/town Almansil - 11 min drive
Nearest supermarket Pingo Doce, Almansil - 4km
Nearest doctor Hospital de Loulé - 20 min drive
Nearest A&E Hospital Santa Maria de Faro - 23 min drive
Nearest beach Praia do Ancão, 7km, 15 minutes' drive
Nearest restaurant Tucano's Restaurant on-site

Services

Home cooked food Yes, private chef service available
Babysitting Yes, can be arranged directly with your host for an additional cost
Swimming Towels available Yes
Bikes Yes
Local Bike hire Yes
Local assistance/housekeeper Yes
Welcome pack Complimentary welcome pack includes: bottle of wine, bottle of water, milk, bread, biscuits, olive oil, jam, fruit, crisps, Piri Piri, coffee, sponge, washing up liquid, bin bags, dishwasher tablets and a bathroom pack of Molton Brown toiletries
Internet access WiFi included
Restaurant on site Yes
Shopping Service No
Swimming towels Yes
Flights included No

Facilities

Pool Protection Yes
Enclosed Garden Yes
Garden shade Yes
Heated Pool No
Walking Distance to Village/Restaurant Yes
Dogs Allowed No
Suitable for Multiples Yes
Suitable for Wheelchair Users No
Home Cooked Food Yes
Babysitting Yes
Kids Club No
Restaurant on Site Yes
Additional Cleaning available Yes
Wifi Yes
Shopping Service No
Swimming towels Yes
Golf available locally Yes
Less than 1 hour from Nearest Airport Yes
Bikes No
Local Bike hire Yes
Air Con or Cooling System Yes
Car required? Required
Indoor Pool No
Swimming Pool Yes
Private Pool No
Self Catering Yes
Creche No
Driving distance to beach Yes

Essential Kit Guarantee

Cots Yes
Highchairs Yes
Booster seat Yes
Bed guards Yes
Potty Yes
Steriliser Yes
Baby monitor Yes
Plastic crockery Yes
Plastic step Yes
Changing mat Yes
Stairgate(s) Yes
Non slip bath mat Yes
Indoor toys and books Yes
Microwave Yes
Food blender (hand held) Yes
DVD player No, as movies and children's channels are provided on demand. This item is therefore excluded from the Essential Kit Guarantee at this property
Children's DVDs No, as movies and children's channels are provided on demand. These items are therefore excluded from the Essential Kit Guarantee at this property
Child's loo seat Yes
Bath toys Yes
Blackout blinds or curtains/shutters Yes
Night light Yes
Cot linen Yes

Additional Equipment

Washing Machine Yes
Dishwasher Yes
Tumble dryer No
Garden equipment (slide etc) No
Hairdryer No
TV Yes
Sound system Yes
UK satellite TV channels Yes
Barbeque Yes

Extra Information

Other information For additional information and the individual Terms and Conditions, please see the 'Need to Know' section for this property.
Essential Kit Guarantee Info Some terms and conditions apply so please read our complete Terms and Conditions before booking.

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Indoors & Outdoors

Indoors

Bright and spacious, Apartment Margarida's living and sleeping accommodation is all on one level - perfect for families with babies and toddlers.

The large open-plan sitting and dining space has a traditional Portuguese feel with a fireplace and furnished with relaxing sofas and chairs. For entertainment there's a television with satellite channels, DVD player and CD player.

The dining table, which can seat up to four people in comfort, is perfectly positioned next to one of two sets of French doors which open onto a large covered terrace with wonderful golf course and sea views beyond.

The fully-fitted kitchen is kitted out with all the essentials including an oven/hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher and microwave. Laundry facilities are provided in the resort.

With a wide choice of restaurants and bars close by you may decide to forgo the cooking and dine out.

Whether enjoying a siesta or turning in after a day's exploring the resort or further afield, the two generously-sized bedrooms - one with large twin beds and the other a standard twin - are a haven of relaxation.

One bedroom has patio doors opening onto a balcony and a family-sized en-suite bathroom with a bath.  The second bedroom has a large en-suite shower room and both bedrooms have ample space for a cot.

The apartment, which has air conditioning for added comfort in the heat of the summer, also has a handy separate loo.

Outdoors

The spacious, covered terrace off the living area has contemporary furnishings for dining and relaxing - plus a barbecue for cooking al fresco.

With its golf course and sea views, this is the perfect spot for enjoying family meals or a glass of local wine when the children are in bed.

Parent Points:
• These apartments are located on the first or second floors so they have external steps leading up to the front doors. The doors can be locked to prevent access to the outside steps and young children should be accompanied when using them.
• As with any balcony children should be supervised at all times

From stunning beaches and water sports to activities for all the family this fabulous resort has it all.

Beach
The resort's beautiful 3km stretch of dazzling white sand beach is reached by crossing a pretty wooden bridge over the tidal lagoon.

Awarded a Blue Flag for the cleanliness of its water quality, environmental management and safety, the beach is a 10-minute drive or 35-minute stroll from Apartment Margarida.
Sheltered by the Ria Formosa and its natural dunes, you'll find cafes, restaurants and sun beds to hire.

For the more energetic there is windsurfing, pedal boating, body-boarding, jet-skiing, waterskiing, parasailing, banana boating and ringo rides - all under the watchful gaze of a lifeguard during the summer months.

Lake
Apartment Margarida is just a few minutes’ walk from the resort's main lake, home to a water sports centre where you can fish, sail, windsurf, canoe or paddle a pedalo. All equipment can be hired and tuition is also available.

Swimming Pool
The apartment has access to the huge palm-fringed communal swimming pool - with a separate children's swimming section – which is surrounded by a terrace furnished with sun beds and shades. 

The poolside bar provides drinks, snacks and, that holiday essential, ice cream.

Restaurants
The nearest restaurant, Encosta do Lago's Tuscano’s, is set within a pretty landscaped garden and serves international and Mediterranean cuisine. 

Quinta do Lago has more than half a dozen restaurants, many gourmet, serving everything from seafood to wood-fired pizzas and salads to sandwiches.
Each takes advantage of the spectacular scenery, superb climate and fresh Mediterranean produce for which the resort is renowned.

Shopping
The Quinta Shopping centre, home to designer boutiques and eateries, is a 10-minute drive from Apartment Margarida.

Ria Formosa Nature Park
One of Portugal's 'seven wonders', the park is a haven for nature lovers. There are two nature trails within Quinta do Lago - the Quinta do Lago Trail is a 40-minute walk and the San Lorenzo Trail an hour. 

The nature park can also be explored by boat.

Babysitting Service
If you fancy spending some quality time together as a couple, or maybe want to take time out to pursue separate activities, a babysitting service is available for an additional charge.

Gym
The state-of-the-art gym has exercise machines, personal training programmes and motivational activities as well as an open-air studio for exercise classes such as yoga.

The gym also organises running and cycling along the scenic nature trails in addition to specialist training for sports performance in golf, tennis, rugby and running.

Tennis
The Jim Stewart Tennis Academy has four courts and offers coaching, training and competitions. 

Starting with mini tennis for children as young as four, the academy caters for beginners through to professional ranked players.

Golf
Quinta do Lago’s three championship golf courses are deemed some of the finest in the world.

Each has been expertly designed to complement its natural surroundings and offer its own set of unique challenges.

All three courses feature practice facilities, a golf academy, practice greens and bunkers, buggies, pro-shops and clubhouses with outdoor dining terraces.

The apartment is five minutes by car from any of these top courses, 10 minutes from the two Vale do Lobo golf courses and 15 from neighbouring Vilamoura's six courses.

Guests at Apartment Margarida enjoy exclusive discounts on Quinta do Lago green fees.

And more...
There are lots of other sporting and leisure activities available including horse riding, cycling and bird-watching.

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What's Around?

Almancil
Almancil, about an 11-minute drive from Encosta do Lago, is a busy town with plenty of up-market restaurants, shops and services.

For the children there is a go-karting track, an exact replica of the Formula 1 circuit in Brazil.
There are many excellent beaches near Almancil, such as Praia do Garrao and Praia do Ancão, both with some great beach restaurants.

Family attractions
Family attractions are plentiful in this part of the Algarve and there are several within about 40 minutes of Apartment Margarida.

Aquashow Waterpark, in Quarteria, is the biggest water and amusement park in Portugal, with a vast water coaster, wave pool, tubing and an aqua train. It also caters for little ones with smaller swimming pools and water slides and lifeguards. The water park is only open in the summer season, but during the Christmas period it has a huge ice rink.

The Algarve's most popular visitor attraction Zoomarine, a family theme park with an impressive aquarium and marine life presentations, is in Guia near Albufeira. Conservation and education are key messages and there is plenty of opportunity for children to get up close and personal with animals and birds. There's a host of other crowd-pleasers including dolphin, sea lion and seal shows, swimming pools for all ages and a 4-D cinema.


Krazy World, near Silves, features an eclectic mix of child-friendly attractions including a zoo, mini golf, swimming pools, pony rides, petting farm and funfair to name just a few.

Loule
The pretty town of Loule, famous for the imposing walls of the 13th century castle, is about a 20-minute drive from Encosta do Lago.

There are art galleries, a museum, several interesting churches and lots of cafes and shops in the criss-crossing network of cobbled streets.
The daily market is a lively affair and there are music festivals during the summer.

Alte
Alte is a traditional Algarve village about the same distance from the apartment and offers a genuinely traditional experience of the local area. 

Wander the cobbled streets, stop at one of the pavement cafes, and admire the pretty whitewashed houses tumbling down the hillside.
At one end of the village are the springs or fontes, for which Alte is well known, which flow down the hillside in a series of small waterfalls. It's a picturesque spot and there are grassy banks for picnicking.

Vilamoura
Vilamoura, famous for its bustling marina and golden sandy beaches, is a half hour's drive from Encosta do Lago.

The marina is a millionaire's playground with expensive yachts, elegant bars, designer shops and authentic Portuguese restaurants.

You can also join fishing excursions and dolphin-watching boat trips and enjoy a wide variety of water sports such as parasailing, water skiing, scuba diving and jet skiing.
For the little ones, the Senor Toucan children's play area offers great rides and activities.
Next to the marina are the ruins of an ancient Roman fishing village, complete with murals and a bathing complex.

The resort is easy to get around and pedestrian-friendly. If you want to give little, or big, legs a rest the road train, which runs about every half an hour, is a fun way to travel.

Vilamoura boasts two beautiful Blue Flag beaches. Praia de Falesia runs for 8km to Olhos d'Agua, where there's a water sports centre with popular snorkelling trips to the scalloped caves, while Praia da Marina is on the other side of town and stretches to Quarteira.
Both beaches have sun loungers, umbrellas and beach bars.

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Need to Know

Before booking, please read our Terms and Conditions.

Price Includes:

  • All Essential Kit items
  • Linen and towels,
  • Mid stay clean & change of linen for bookings of two weeks or more, standard end of stay clean
  • Welcome pack / starter pack of local produce
  • Villa care pack / starter pack of cleaning materials
  • Molton Brown toiletries starter pack for each bathroom 
  • Maid service 5 days per week in June to August / 3 times per week March to May and September to November / December to February once per week (excludes bank holidays)

Swimming Pool:

The swimming pool is not heated and the temperature of the water is dependent on the prevailing weather conditions.

Check-In & Check-Out Times:

Check-in is after 4pm

Check-out is before 10am

Security Deposit:

The Security Deposit for this property is 20% of the total cost of your holiday and is payable directly to your host. Details of how to pay this will be available in your Travel Pack.

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