Villa do Vale  East Apartment 

self-catering one-bedroom apartment, in private Villa with salt water pool

Away from the traffic and bustle of town,  yet close enough to everything to make it possible not to have a car, our apartment is the perfect setting for a relaxing and enjoyable short stay. A Shopping Centre with shops, bank, ATM machines,  food court,  is 15 min. walk away. Supermarkets and restaurants are also a short walk away. The city bus stops at the entrance of the estate providing excellent and reasonably priced connections to nearby sites.

This is the ideal, safe and comfortable corner for couples who enjoy a sheltered restful place after daily strolls on the beach, exploring the area or resting in various garden areas or around the pool.

Bedroom: Initially an efficiency studio, the apartment has now a spacious interior bedroom with fitted wooden wardrobes and queen size bed with Memory mattress (by moulding itself to your body shape and temperature-sensitive, this mattress provides complete support for your spine and joints. Like sleeping on a cloud!). Upholstered linen headboard. Décapéd night stands with drawers. Full length mirror. 100% cotton linens and pillows. Wall-to-wall custom-made wood wardrobes and toilette dresser with drawers. The bedroom has a small high window to garden mostly for ventilation. The Eastern part of the garden is also for the exclusive enjoyment of the guests of this apartment.

Bathroom: steps to private bathroom with walls in yellow and cobalt blue hand painted tiles.  Mirror framed by tiles. Spacious walk-in shower with double sliding glass doors.

Efficiency kitchenette: equipped with induction hob, microwave with oven/grill, small (bar) refrigerator, toaster, coffee machine, electric kettle, electric frying pan, utensils, plates, cups, glasses, pots, tea  towels, etc. Table and chairs for cozy meals inside. Ceramic four-plate hob. For the guests who enjoy more extensive cooking, we advise our West Apartment with its fully equipped kitchen. Or you may enjoy our BBQ and meals under the grapevine pergola.

Living space:  living, dining and kitchen are all on an open area concept. Living area with leather sofa, side tables, and huge gilt framed mirror. Comfortable original oriental carpet. TV with BBC and international channels. The front door leads on to small, protected patio with table and chairs. Window with mosquito netting open to patio.

Storage: small room with ironing board, iron, dry rack for laundry (also outside lines – washing machine available at the back).

Entrance area with corner built-in wardrobe with shelves, drawers and plenty of coat hanging space and storage. Full length mirror.

Outside: Walled garden and patio – grapevine arbor which provides shade during the hot summer months. Under the arbor there is a garden table, bench and chairs for studio guests … perfect for al fresco breakfast!

The property is landscaped all around: bougainvillea, roses, rosemary, honeysuckle, fuchsias, hibiscus,  oleanders. Also fruit trees: fig, olive, persimmon, citrus, grapevines.

The East apartment is an original combination of beautiful light wood and iron work, for a Portuguese rustic flavour … and a touch of romantic Mediterranean colours!

Note: For stays over one week, we advise our West Apartment .


The villa’s salt water pool is available for studio guests.

Sunbathing area and sun loungers.


Beach towels

Linens, bath towels/wash cloths

Washing Machine (in designated area at the back of the house)
Tumble dryer (available only during winter time or rainy days)

Clothes drying rack and outside lines

Iron/ironing board

Satellite TV with BBC channels

DVD (some DVDs available to watch)

Free Wireless Internet access (Wi-Fi)

Room fan/Heating

Board games for the lazy moments

Alarm clock radio

Luggage scale available!

Roomy storage areas for suitcases or other equipment

One weekly maid service for stays of over a week,

(Long term stays, to which discounts apply, DO NOT include cleaning)

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Villa do Vale - 15 min walk to Vau beach


The Algarve enjoys more sunshine than any other place in Europe, helping to make it the popular destination it is. The winters are mild and the summers hot, but not extreme.

Click here for the weather today :  5 day forecast

Weather – Faro vs. London                Source: 2007 Weather World
Month Average Sunlight (hours) Average Average
Temperature Temperature
Min Max Min Max
Faro Faro
Jan 6 1 9 16 -2 8
Feb 7 2 12 18 2 10
March 7 4 14 18 5 13
April 9 5 15 24 8 19
May 10 6 20 30 14 20
June 12 7 21 31 17 23
July 12 6 26 35 18 25
Aug 12 6 27 44 21 30
Sept 9 5 22 33 18 23
Oct 8 3 19 27 11 19
Nov 6 2 17 22 9 15
Dec 6 1 14 17 -2 7
Average Precipitation (mm) Wet Days (+0.25 mm) Average Precipitation (mm) Wet Days (+0.25 mm)
Jan 70 9 54 15
Feb 52 7 40 13
March 72 10 37 11
April 31 6 37 12
May 21 4 46 12
June 5 1 45 11
July 1 0 57 12
Aug 1 0 59 11
Sept 17 2 49 13
Oct 51 6 57 13
Nov 65 8 64 15
Dec 67 9 48 15


And, for more weather info, here’s the link to the national weather forecast:  http://www.meteo.pt/en/cidadeprev10dias.jsp?localID=8&cidadeID=140


5 responses to “E-Apartment

  1. Nancy Mitchel

    Very nice!!! Big changes since we were there 10 years ago. Well done web site too. See you soon.

  2. Mieke

    Seems like you had a nice hot summer!Made some changes in the studio too.Can’t wait to be back “home”.Love from Mieke

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