Villa in Balaia Golf Village, Albufeira, Algarve - Peaceful Complex, Less than 10 Mins Walk to Sandy Beach and Many Bars and Restaurants
About Richard Long
We bought the villa in 2002 as a place to bring our young children for holidays. It has been a perfect holiday villa - and we now bring the grand children !
Richard Long purchased this Villa in 2002
Why Richard Long chose Albufeira
We loved the fact that when we get to the villa there is no need for a car , so we can just relax. The villa is on a peaceful complex with fantastic grounds , yet everything is in walking distance, including the beautiful beach, golf course and hundreds of bars and restaurant's. We also loved the fact that it is on a complex , where there are kids clubs and kids activities and the children can easily make friends in the clubs or just in the pool.
What makes this Villa unique
One of the only holiday complexes in the Algarve that has a golf course (and driving range) , yet is within walking distance of the beach and nightlife.
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A Great Place to Stay
The villa was lovely, on a beautiful complex and in a great location for beach, bards and many restaurants. It offered the perfect combination of a peaceful location, while being close enough to everything we needed. We will definitely be back.
A lovely property (that needs a little tlc) on a stunning golf resort
Hi. We are glad that you had a good time in the villa and that you loved the resort it is on. Thanks for your feedback. We are planning to make further improvements to the villa over the winter and hope that you will visit it again soon.
Great place for a family holiday
I have stayed in several properties on Balaia Golf Village and this was by far the nicest. It has lots of space , both inside and out. The private garden and roof terrace were great for sunbathing, while the main pool and bar/restaurant was only a few yards away. Inside the open plan kitchen and lounge with large TV was ideal for evenings in. I also liked the fact that everything we needed , from supermarkets, to the beach, bars and restaurants was within easy walking distance meaning that we did not have to hire a car (I do enough driving at work, so appreciated the break). All in all it is a great place to stay and we will definitely be back.
Lovely Villa lovely complex
It was lovely to arrive and not be disappointed. The villa was an ideal base. The bedrooms were a good size, open plan living room and kitchen which was equipped with everything you need. It was great having a restaurant a few minutes away. The staff that work at the complex were all very helpful and courteous. I would definitely go back..
Thanks for the feedback. We try and make the villa a home from home, so we are pleased that you liked the villa and had a good time. You are welcome back any time.
OK but not luxury
The villa is nicely and conveniently situated within Balaia Golf Village and was spacious enough for six adults. It had its good points but we wouldn't call it "luxury". It is one of the older original villas on the site and needs a bit of time and money spent on it to fix a few wear and tear problems. We have provided feedback to the owner so hopefully he will address these in due course. We spent the previous week in a villa in Vilamoura which was, without a doubt, luxurious and this, I'm afraid, didn't stand comparison.
Thanks for your feedback after your stay. We have indeed spent time improving things and I am sure that you will not be disappointed if you choose to stay again.
A fantastic holiday and villa
We have stayed in Balaia Golf Village previously but not at this villa. We had a lovely week, the villa was very well equiped and is in a great location for the main pool, restaurant, reception and a short walk to the nearest shop. We would have a stroll to the shop every morning for fresh croissants for breakfast, they make a lovely coffee too!
The resort is beautiful, clean and well maintained and the reception staff are always very helpful. They booked a number of taxis for us to get to nearby restaurants and a day trip to Zoomarina, a must if you have small children.
We hope to be back again soon.
The villa is only a short walk from the nearest beach (about 10 mins down a safe and quiete road/track). The beach is clean, safe and has beautiful golden sand (see picture below). There is a new beach cafe, which provides lunches, drinks, ice cream and cold bear etc. It is also open in the evening - and it is a delight to sit with a cold bear watching the sun set - or eating a meal of sardines or tuna steak etc. Kids meals are available - and the kids can play on the beach after the meal.
The villa is just 30 mins from Faro airport. We can arrange a private transfer from the airport (31 euros for up to 4 people or 49 euros for 4+). ALternatively we can recommend a good car hire company, who will provide the car at the airport, or will deliver it to the villa for you. A hire car is not essential, as everything is within walking distance or a short taxi ride away (there are 3 small supermarkets within 3 minutes walk and a larger one just a mile away - with taxi rank outside.
The villa is about 15 minutes walk (or 2 mins in taxi) from the small but lively fishing village of Olos de Agua in one direction and an area known as 'the strip' in the other direction. The strip is an area on the outskirts of Albufeira with hundreds of friendly bars and family restuarants. The famous old fishing twn of Albufeira itself is about a mile further on - about 5 minutes in a taxi.
Search Google Earth using 'Balaia Golf Village, Abufeira, 8200' to see exact location.
The Balaia complex has a 24 hour reception. They are always very helpful and will be happy to help you with directions, or can book taxis and local restaurants for you. The on-site restuarant is located next to the main pool near the villa and provides excellent lunches and good value evening meals.
Tnternet access is available in reception using three web-terminals , or wireless access is available in reception and in the main restuarant/bar area.