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Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 5

This modern 2 bedroom apartment is available for rent in the heart of the Strip of Montechoro - 5 minute drive to the Old Town of Albufeira. This area is known for the endless supply of restaurants and shopping. It is walking distance to Praia de Oura and Praia de Forte Sao Joao. Secured underground parking available. Fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and linens and towels provided. Apartment building is gated ideal for small children. Two decks, washing machine, two washrooms and air conditioning. Our contact point is Senhor Frog's Pizzaria if you require anything during your stay. We are open early and close late every night. Within walking distance from the apartment is a grocery store with a bakery, deli, butcher and fresh fish. During the summer months, a tourist train for a nominal charge will transport you to the surrounding area mainly servicing Albufeira - Old Town. Many festivals in Albufeira and other surrounding towns during the summer months. The highway to Seville is easy access from the apartment. The drive is approximately 2 hours. A daily market with fresh fruits and vegetables is within the area. A weekly gypsy market happens during the summer months. Train and bus stations close by. GPS Coordinates: 37 05'44.' North 8 13'41.9' W We manage the apartment ourselves with the assistance of the managers at Senhor Frog's. Wifi available at the apartment during your stay.

Gloria Reis
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Gloria Reis

We have been operating Senhor Frog's Pizzaria since 1989. We currently have four locations - two Montechoro, one in Quarteira and one in Armacao de Pera. Senhor Frog's will be the meeting point for the pickup and drop off the keys.

Gloria Reis purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Gloria Reis chose Albufeira

We purchased this apartment during our time in the Algarve. We have been operating the Restaurants since 1989 and the idea of having the apartment so close by allows renters the confidence that someone is always around if there is a problem and/or question in regards to the apartment. We have enjoyed visitors from all over the world stay at the apartment. Many of our own family members have stayed over the years.

What makes this apartment unique

The best part of the apartment is the location. Easy access to everything. Spacious, bright and affordable!


Areias de São João Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Resort
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 cot
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The keys will be available for pick up at Senhor Frogs Pizzaria located on the Montechoro Strip. We have been serving the Algarve since 1989. We have two locations in Montechoro,(opened 1989 and 1994) one location Quarteira (opened 1992) and Armacao de Pera (opened 2012).


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average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

from Ontario, Canada

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, well equipped apartment with lovely balconies and very safe/secure. Kids liked having their own twin beds which were oversized (full-size?) in a separate room.

Loved having a small washer in the apartment! Dishwasher soap and laundry soap was available...we only had to buy bath soap and toilet paper.

We ran out of time to enjoy the pool, but it looked clean and wasn't busy. The Wi-Fi at Senhor Frogs was good, though it would have been nice to have Wi-Fi inside the apartment.

Quiet end of the strip, which was nice. Fabulous ladies store across from Senhor Frogs (Pangea), some excellent restaurants in the quiet end of the strip where we enjoyed fish dinners, and gelato just across the street.

We only stayed a few days but it was a very clean and comfortable home away from home!

Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay in the Apartment. We have recently added Wifi for use in the apartment. Guests can also use the Wifi at Senhor Frog's. Again, thank you for taking the time to post a review. Hope to see you back again.
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Lovely Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We (5 girls) stayed here for 3 nights & was really happy with this lovely spacious clean apartment. It has 2 bedrooms both of ample size with lots of storage. 2 bathrooms with showers in both. All mod cons washing machine, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave - only thing I miss is a kettle. Towels/beach towels, dish towels & linen all provided. Some guests leave behind washing powder/dishwasher tabs, coffee etc - we left toilet rolls & ice cube bags, which is such a great way for everyone to get the benefit of not having to stock these things if you are only staying a few days. Apartment only 5 min walk to main strip - very quiet & very secure premises. The swimming pool has sunbeds allocated to apartment, the pool was very cold so only ventured in once but clean & peaceful. The beach is about 10-15 min walk also. The couple from Senhor Frogs who you get keys from are lovely, very friendly & helpful. I would definitely recommend staying at this lovely apartment.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic, spacious Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment, we (5 of us girls) stayed here 2 bedrooms - 1 large double bedroom & twin room which had the "cot" bed in too & was still spacious - 2 balcony's 1 in bedroom & 1 in lounge. very spacious all mod cons, towels, dish towels, beach towels, linens all provided - visitors normally leave washing powder, coffee, d.washer tabs - we left toilet rolls etc so great that everything is there. Only a 5 minute walk to the main strip so it's very quiet which is great.Lady from Senhor Frogs is so helpful & friendly, would definitely recommend staying at this lovely apartment.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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superbe appartement

  • 5 of 5

nous avons passés une super semaine en famille à Albufeira !! l' appartement est grand et très agréable , confortable , près de tout ( bar , plage ) ; l'endroit est au calme

un très bon accueil de l'équipe de senhor frog un grand merci pour leur gentillesse

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for the review
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Excellent location & superb spacious apartment

  • 4 of 5

Stayed here for only 3 nights. There were 5 of us and we booked the 2 bedroom apartment on the 2nd floor. 1 double bedroom and 1 twin. The twin bedroon had a large balcony with table and chairs and space to dry your clothes. The double bedroom is slighlty smaller and both rooms provide large wardrobes with extra bedding, pillows, cusions, etc.

The photos online of the rental was 100% accurate, it's a very spacious apartment with a large front room and open plan kitchen with nice dining table at the entrance. The sofa folds out to a sofabed but one of the legs were faulty so asked the restaurant manager Zeca to bring an extra single cot which he did straight away so no problems there!

The apartment was very clean when we arrived. The pool was well maintained and a good size. The complex has a great security system with the main gates next to the restaurant and another set to get into the complex and then the front entrance door.

The local area is perfect location wise Plently of shops right on the doorstep and restaurants. Being on the montechuro strip we had a lot of bars and clubs nearby so was handy when walking back,.The nightlife attracts a younger crowd mostly, all bars play the same commercial music and there's a few clubs at the end of the strip towards the beach. I would recommend going to Patcha or La Bamba.

The apartment is located at the quiet end of the strip so no disturbance or noise issues.

There's also a large supermarket nearby walking distance (7 mins) where you can pretty much get everything that you need. A tourist train down the road will take you to Old Town in 20 mins and cost 2.50 euro for a single trip.

I would recommend eating at the Frog's Pizzeria too downstairs, it has a great menu and excellent service. Zeca also gave us a discount as we were staying in the complex - very kind. The other restaurants nearby cater mainly for tourists. Pepper steak and chips is popular, fish seafood rice, burgers, curries, etc. Food isn't cheap, around 15 euro for a meal and drink. It's the same in Old Town too.

You can book your transfer with Zeca when you leave also. It's about 35 minutes to the airport.

Overall a great stay. Staff were polite, helpful, welcoming and friendly. Location is spot on. If I come back to Albufeira, I would definately stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and we are happy you enjoyed the apartment and our restaurant!! Hopefully, we will see you back soon. Regards, Gloria and George Reis
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Top quality apartment..had everything!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment. Could not fault the place at all. We were amazed by the standard. I took away one star because the pool was not the cleanest. Apart from that, I would def recommend this place. Great location. Just 10 mins walk from a massive supermarket and 5 mins from the main strip.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We have passed the message along to the Apartment Property Managers regarding the pool and we will follow up to ensure that it has been dealt with. Glad you enjoyed the apartment.
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Car: recommended

Montechoro is very well located - walking distance to many shops and restaurants. The Old Town of Albufeira is Portugal at its best. Local cuisine, handicrafts and endless supply of beaches. Jump in your car to tour Sagres, the end of the world. Portimao - Praia de Rocha. 3 Beautiful marinas in the Algarve - Albufeira, Lagos and Vilamoura. Easy drive to Lisbon and Seville for overnight trips. Many excursions available leaving from the hotels in the area.


Rates & Availability

Areias de São João Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 27 2017 - Sep 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
FALL 2017
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $47.04
Damage Deposit $117.61

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.