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Rates from:
1100.00 GBP

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  • One of Europe's best beaches, Falesia
    One of Europe's best beaches, Falesia
  • View from the Pine Cliffs glass elevator that takes you down to the beach boardwalk
    View from the Pine Cliffs glass elevator that takes you down to the beach boardwalk
  • Pine Cliffs apartment - lounge and dining room
    Pine Cliffs apartment - lounge and dining room
  • Pine Cliffs apartment - lounge with doors leading on to the balcony
    Pine Cliffs apartment - lounge with doors leading on to the balcony
  • Pine Cliffs apartment - entrance
    Pine Cliffs apartment - entrance
  • Pine Cliffs apartment - dining room
    Pine Cliffs apartment - dining room
  • Pine Cliffs apartment - balcony doors leading to bedroom and lounge
    Pine Cliffs apartment - balcony doors leading to bedroom and lounge
  • Pine Cliffs apartment - balcony with BBQ
    Pine Cliffs apartment - balcony with BBQ
  • Pine Cliffs apartment - main bedroom
    Pine Cliffs apartment - main bedroom
  • Pine Cliffs apartment - main bedroom with doors leading on to the balcony
    Pine Cliffs apartment - main bedroom with doors leading on to the balcony
  • Bathroom with shower over bath and double basins
    Bathroom with shower over bath and double basins
  • Pine Cliffs apartment - bathroom equipped for kids
    Pine Cliffs apartment - bathroom equipped for kids
  • Pine Cliffs apartment - kitchen
    Pine Cliffs apartment - kitchen
  • Pine Cliffs apartment - toys and equipment for children
    Pine Cliffs apartment - toys and equipment for children
  • Pine Cliffs resort - kids club with child's pool area
    Pine Cliffs resort - kids club with child's pool area
  • Pine Cliffs Cafe Corda restaurant leading onto swimming pool area
    Pine Cliffs Cafe Corda restaurant leading onto swimming pool area
  • Pine Cliffs swimming pool with child's pool at the restaurant O'Grill
    Pine Cliffs swimming pool with child's pool at the restaurant O'Grill
  • New Pool Adjacent to the Apartment
    New Pool Adjacent to the Apartment
  • Pine Cliffs indoor pool with jacuzzi, sauna and steam room - ideal for coolish days
    Pine Cliffs indoor pool with jacuzzi, sauna and steam room - ideal for coolish days
  • Pine Cliffs front entrance near the apartment
    Pine Cliffs front entrance near the apartment
  • Pine Cliffs O'Grill restaurant overlooking golf course and swimming pool
    Pine Cliffs O'Grill restaurant overlooking golf course and swimming pool
  • Pine Cliffs resort train with a stop at the apartment
    Pine Cliffs resort train with a stop at the apartment
  • Pine Cliffs Anna Croft tennis academy, including clay tennis courts
    Pine Cliffs Anna Croft tennis academy, including clay tennis courts
  • O'Grill restaurant - you can opt for B&B or Half Board
    O'Grill restaurant - you can opt for B&B or Half Board
  • Enjoy golf and the facilities offered by the Pine Cliffs golf academy
    Enjoy golf and the facilities offered by the Pine Cliffs golf academy

Pine Cliffs Apartment

Algarve, Portugal

Per week

from 1100.00 to 2200.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Cheryl Smith

Member since Nov 2011
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
  • Avg. Response Time:48 minutes
  • Availability Updated:28 days 3 hours

BFB's Overview


There are apartments on the Algarve and then there's this apartment at the 5* Pine Cliffs Resort, a recent World Travel Awards 'Best Family Resort' winner. The exclusive setting, luxury resort facilities and baby-friendly apartment all add up to a superb spot for easy, stress-free holidays to one of the warmest corners of the Med.

Pine Cliffs Resort has a prime position overlooking the soft sands and glittering sea of the Golden Flag Falesia Beach at Olhos de Aqua near Albufeira. The beach is just a short walk from the apartment and down a Roald Dahl-esque 'Great Glass Elevator', although lazy days, simply enjoying the resort, is effortlessly appealing too. Step out of the door to stroll through lush, landscaped grounds and fragrant pines to lounge in sun or shade by a choice of pools, including several which are suitable for toddlers, one of which is right by the family friendly Corda Cafe. There's a heated outdoor pool and an indoor pool for the winter months, plus swimming lessons are also available. There's another pool at the Porto Pirata children's village along with fantastic pirate ships for budding Jack Sparrow's, mini golf and children's clubs. For parents weighted down with baby kit and caboodle for the day, the Pine Trees Train is a godsend which youngsters love to hop onboard and there's a stop right outside the apartment for either the beach elevator or pools. Other leisure and pleasure amenities include a games room, golfing greens, tennis, gym, sauna and spa.


Eating out at Pine Cliffs can be a pleasure, even with babies or toddlers to contend with. Besides Corda Cafe, Piri Piri is a family friendly Portuguese restaurant, with a choice of indoor or al fresco seating on a big terrace, complete with a play area and garden. There are actually nine restaurants onsite and a couple of other grown up gastro delights include a super swish sushi restaurant and grill. Staying in an apartment however, eating in is usually the easiest and the Pine Cliffs Deli and mini market are within handy walking distance.


The one bedroom apartment is spacious, comfortable and is serviced weekly by an onsite management team. It even comes with 24 hour room service, including children's menus. Owner Cheryl has tastefully furnished the apartment and kitted it out with helpful baby equipment, plus little ones can have their daily Cbeebies fix on the large screen TV or pop on their favourite DVD. The living and dining rooms lead onto a shady balcony, complete with outdoor seating and built in BBQ for grilling up some of those famous Portuguese ‘sardinas' and piri piri drumsticks!


Accommodation Overview

The apartment is on the second floor and has one large double bedroom which leads onto the balcony. There is a comfy double sofa bed in the lounge so the apartment can sleep up to 4, plus a baby in a cot. There is seating for up to 4 in the dining room and on the private balcony and the kitchen is well equipped with a cooker, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave and washer dryer. Towels are provided in the bathroom, along with complimentary toiletries.

Location Information

The mild year round climate and sunshine, along with the fabulous beaches easily explains why the Algarve is such a hit with families but flights from London are also under two and a half hours – about as long as many toddler-frazzled parents can cope with!


There's hardly any reason to venture from The Pine Cliffs Resort and Praia Falesia but the Algarve's leading resort town of Albufeira is just 15 minutes on the bus which stops 50 metres from the apartment. The bus also stops at the fishing village of Olhos d'Agua, with its beach and shops. A stroll along the beach leads to the smart marina resort of Vilamoura where there are yet more shops, bars and restaurants.


For those who do fancy exploring the Algarve a little further, Alte is a traditional village just half an hour away, Silves is renowned for its Moorish castle, Portimao is a bustling fisherman's town and Faro has numerous monuments in the medieval walled centre. Other fun family things to do include the thrills and spills of waterparks, swimming with dolphins at Zoomarine or maybe seeing them swimming wild on a dolphin spotting cruise along the gorgeous coastline of sea grottoes, coves and golden beaches.

Getting There: Pine Cliffs is just 25 minutes from Faro airport, so hopping in a taxi is easy and hiring a car isn't essential. Faro Airport is serviced by low cost flights from most UK airports and is approx 2.5hrs from the international airport at Lisbon. To review prices from a variety of airlines or dates, see www.skyscanner.net

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 50%

Balance: 84 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 50%

Balance: 84 days prior to arrival

Seasonal Discount

Up to 10% discount for holidays taken between 03 Jun 2019 and 31 Jul 2019 minimum of 7 nights

Discount Notes

Mum can relax, heal and revitalise at the luxurious Serenity Spa with a relaxing massage including complimentary access to the Thermal Oasis with Hydro Pool, Experience Showers, Jacuzzi and Himalayan Rock Salt Sauna. Valid for stays between November - March, minimum 7 night stay. Not available with other discounted rates.

Late Availability Discount

Bookings of 7 nights or more made within 14 days of travelling discounted by 10%

Multiple Weeks Discount

10% discount will be applied to full weeks after the first week

Rates

29 Jun - 5 Jul 2019 : £1500 /week6 Jul - 26 Jul 2019 : £1800 /week27 Jul - 30 Aug 2019 : £2200 /week31 Aug - 13 Sep 2019 : £1500 /week14 Sep - 27 Sep 2019 : £1100 /week29 Jun - 5 Jul 2019 : €1671.945 /week6 Jul - 26 Jul 2019 : €2006.334 /week27 Jul - 30 Aug 2019 : €2452.186 /week31 Aug - 13 Sep 2019 : €1671.945 /week14 Sep - 27 Sep 2019 : €1226.093 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 50%

Balance: 84 days prior to arrival

Seasonal Discount

Up to 10% discount for holidays taken between 03 Jun 2019 and 31 Jul 2019 minimum of 7 nights

Discount Notes

Mum can relax, heal and revitalise at the luxurious Serenity Spa with a relaxing massage including complimentary access to the Thermal Oasis with Hydro Pool, Experience Showers, Jacuzzi and Himalayan Rock Salt Sauna. Valid for stays between November - March, minimum 7 night stay. Not available with other discounted rates.

Late Availability Discount

Bookings of 7 nights or more made within 14 days of travelling discounted by 10%

Multiple Weeks Discount

10% discount will be applied to full weeks after the first week

Who owns this place?

We have two children and have been visiting the Algarve for over 20 years and are owners of two holiday locations in the Algarve, The Algarve River House and the apartment at Pine Cliffs.

When visiting the Algarve River House we enjoy visiting the local markets, buying the sweet oranges on the roadside so we can have fresh orange juice every morning. The local restaurant, Casa da Vinho, is one of our very favourite restaurants to meet with friends and enjoy the local Portuguese cuisine.

When visiting Pine Cliffs we enjoy being on the beach and all the lovely facilities on the resort. It is renowned for it's stunning 9-hole golf course and the famous Devil's Hole 6 with a distance of 198m over the cliffs. If you not a golfer the tennis academy and Serenity spa facilities are worth experiencing.

We love going to the little fish shop down the road for fresh fish to grill on our barbecue or pan fry.

Cheryl Smith - Owner

What do they love about it?

We renovated the Algarve River House in June 2010 with the intention to make this house our home sometime in the future so that we can also enjoy over 300 days a year of Algarve sunshine!

A private location in the Algarve countryside with panoramic views over the water. Listen to the tinkling of the goats’ bells as they pass with the local shepherd and enjoy the spectacular sunsets that provide an unforgettable backdrop for those evening cocktails.

Early morning Yoga on the large Waterfront Deck is something very special. Focus on your breathing whilst the birds chirp in the carob trees or simply relax and enjoy an afternoon snooze under the carob trees.

The Pine Cliffs apartment was the first holiday property we purchased. The award winning 5-star resort is on one of the best beaches in the Algarve and has a glass elevator that takes you down to the beach with its ohre and white sand cliffs that flank the long stretch of white sandy beach.

What do the kids love about it?

The Algarve River House's large water front deck, with mature carob trees is a great place for the kids to enjoy playing outdoors and scooting around on the scooters. The tranquillity, closeness to nature and the freedom children experience in this protected reserve makes it ideal for children.

The villa has a large selection of games, dvds (age appropriate), table tennis, swings, trampoline, toys, scooters and swimming pool to keep them amused.

The water park, Aqualand, is close to the villa and makes a great family day out. Book your water park tickets on line to get the best deal.

Our favourite beach for children, when visiting the Algarve River House, is Olhas d'Agua, near Albufeira, (and near our Pine Cliffs apartment) and has everything on hand for children. Purchase fishing nets here and when the tide is out, the kids can explore and swim in the rock pools. Lunch at La Cigale for grilled fish and views of the ocean is an excellent restaurant choice.

Show the children, Algarve's best preserved Moorish castle, in the historical city, Silves, and walk along the perimeter of the castle and view the archaeological digs. Enjoy lunch at the cafe in the castle garden.

The Pine Cliffs luxury resort has won several World Travel Awards and has a great children's kids club offering a variety of kids activities. Kids can also enjoy the daily programmes at the golf and tennis academies. Bicycles can be hired on site and the kids cycle through the lovely landscaped gardens every where. There is a beach restaurant and water sports on the beach making it easy to spend all day at the beach.

Fast Facts

Sleeps 4 + 2 cots in 1 double ensuite bedroom and double sofa bed in lounge.

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

There are many fabulous beaches within a short drive, whilst Falesia beach is within a short walk.

Coast Within Walking Distance

Falesia beach (golden flag) is a short stroll and lift ride away and offers watersports, as well as a lovely family-friendly restaurant.

Amenities within Walking Distance

There is a local supermarket across the road from the apartment and a deli/mini market onsite. A fish market is also within a short stroll.

Any Pool

There are a whole host of family friendly pools onsite including ones with separate children's pools, heated pools and one indoor pool with jacuzzi, sauna and swimming lesson available.

Spa Onsite

Experience Wellness spa and yoga sessions available at Pine Cliffs .

Kids' Club

Junior club (8 - 13 year olds) - well equipped kids club with full activity plan during the summer months and extensive play areas.

Babysitting

Babysitting can be arranged via the hotel.

Nursery Gear (additional)

Baby gear provided; cot (no bedding supplied), high chair, rocker, changing mat, night light, potty, toilet training seat and steriliser unit (microwave).

Games Room

There is a games room onsite.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

There is a 24 hour room service with kids menu.

Outdoor Toys

During summer children's bikes can be hired onsite and the kids club has a vast outdoor play area.

Creche Facilities

For guests aged 6months- 12 years there is a well equipped kids club.

Onsite Restaurant

Pine cliffs resort has two child friendly restaurants; Corda Cafe overlooks one of the pools and is popular with families and Peri-Peri a Portuguese restaurant with indoor seating and a huge outdoor terrace for al fresco dining, plus play area and garden for the kids. The beach restaurant is also very family-friendly.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

The apartment has a private balcony.

Golf

There is a 9 hole golf course, driving range and putting green.

Tennis Court(s)

Anabel croft tennis academy.

Gym Equipment

There is a gym onsite.

Reviews

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  • Spacious and well appointed apartment. A little tired and shabby in places. There was a nice welcome pack available and plenty of towels and linen. Pine Cliffs was a beautiful location with a stunning beach and lovely pool facilities. The bar and restaurants are expensive but there are good options just outside the resort. There is currently a large and slightly noisy building site next to the apartment due to resort expansion. Review dated 22/10/2017

  • Good sized, well equipped one bed apartment, great resort and beach. Wasn't a problem for us but apartment is up 2 flights of stairs. Great value compared with staying at the hotel and shops/ local amenities only 2 minutes away. Recommended.Review dated 10/09/2016

  • The accommodation is not cutting edge and all freshly decorated, but do you need that with littles ones? And compared to going direct with Pine Cliffs its half the price but still gives all the resort benefits. It's clean and comfortable and has pretty much all you need. Don't be put off by the 2nd flour part either - we have a heavy 18 month who only wants to be carried and it was ok - there are lots of little flights of steps of 5 - great for learning numbers!!Review dated 17/09/2014

  • The property is very well equipped and spasoius, it is a little dated however is good value at the price and the quality of the resort more than makes up for it.Review dated 10/05/2014

  • A beautiful resort, which is ideal for children - our 18 month old particularly liked the large play area and beach. The shop was within 2 minute walk and provided all the necessary food to self cater if you wished. The staff could not have been more helpful.Review dated 27/03/2013

Spacious and well appointed apartment. A little tired and shabby in places. There was a nice welcome pack available and plenty of towels and linen. Pine Cliffs was a beautiful location with a stunning beach and lovely pool facilities. The bar and restaurants are expensive but there are good options just outside the resort. There is currently a large and slightly noisy building site next to the apartment due to resort expansion.

Good sized, well equipped one bed apartment, great resort and beach. Wasn't a problem for us but apartment is up 2 flights of stairs. Great value compared with staying at the hotel and shops/ local amenities only 2 minutes away. Recommended.

The accommodation is not cutting edge and all freshly decorated, but do you need that with littles ones? And compared to going direct with Pine Cliffs its half the price but still gives all the resort benefits. It's clean and comfortable and has pretty much all you need. Don't be put off by the 2nd flour part either - we have a heavy 18 month who only wants to be carried and it was ok - there are lots of little flights of steps of 5 - great for learning numbers!!

The property is very well equipped and spasoius, it is a little dated however is good value at the price and the quality of the resort more than makes up for it.

A beautiful resort, which is ideal for children - our 18 month old particularly liked the large play area and beach. The shop was within 2 minute walk and provided all the necessary food to self cater if you wished. The staff could not have been more helpful.

Parent Rated*

4/5
  • Overall Experience
  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 8 guests.



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