Relaxed luxury in the Condominium do Pinhal

The property


This fully fitted Penthouse apartment is on the "Condominium do Pinhal" complex in Vilamoura. The complex comprises of only 18 apartments and 10 Townhouses and has a large pool, children's pool area and gardens. The apartment is fully fitted and contains everything required for your stay, from the fully fitted kitchen that includes washing machine, fridge freezer, and dishwasher, down to orange squeezer to start your day with fresh orange juice. The 2 bedrooms can be arranged to have either single or super king size beds. There is also a sofa bed available in the spacious lounge that can sleep 2 more people if required. The 2 fully equipped bathrooms are Italian design with bath and shower, the master bathroom has a spa bath. The main balcony has a great view overlooking the pool and there is a secure electric door leading to underground car parking. For your comfort and convenience it is recommended the window shutters are down if you leave the apartment for any length of time, this will keep the apartment cool during the hot summer days. The shutters can be controlled individually or centrally from behind the doors in the hall.


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Key features

  • Spacious entrance hall
  • Spacious lounge/dining room
  • Balcony
  • Communal pool
  • Air-conditioning
  • Music piped to all rooms
  • Central control for all window blinds


  • 1 x three seater leather sofa *
  • 1 x two seater leather sofa
  • Dining table and 6 chairs
  • Wood burning stove
  • Television (satellite channels including UK programmes)
  • DVD player with a selection of films
  • Patio doors onto main balcony

* can be used as a sofa bed

Master bedroom

  • Super kingsize bed
  • Dressing table
  • Very spacious fitted wardrobes with fitted safe

Ensuite bathroom

  • Jacuzzi bath and shower
  • Bidet and W/C
  • Sink

Second bedroom

  • 2 single beds *
  • Spacious fitted wardrobes
  • Patio doors to rear balcony

* can be zipped together to make a super-kingsize bed

Second bathroom

  • Bath/shower
  • Bidet and W/C
  • Wash basin


  • Large, fully fitted kitchen
  • Cooker and hob (gas and electric)
  • Full-size fridge and freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave

Adjoining utility area

  • Ironing board and iron
  • Clothes airer
  • Covered balcony with opening blinds which allow the hot outdoor air to circulate and dry clothing.

As this apartment is not only for rental but also for our own personal use, it has been furnished to the highest standard.

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Language guide

It is always worth the effort to learn a few foreign words when visiting a new country. The Portuguese are friendly and hospitable people and you will be appreciated if you try.

The words in Portuguese are in italics and approximate English pronunciation is in the third column.

Good morning
Bom dia
bawn deeah
Good afternoon
Boa tarde
boa tard
Good evening / night
Boa noite
boa noyt
How are you?
Como está?
kawmoo eshtah
I am pleased to meet you
Um prazer
um prazair
See you later
ahtay lawgoo
Faz favor
fahsh favawre
Thank you (woman speaking)
Thank you (man speaking)
I am sorry (apology)
Excuse me (when obstructing)
Com licença
cawn leesensah
It doesn't matter
Não faz mal
naw fahsh mahl

About Vilamoura

There are 5 golf courses only minutes away along with the Vilamoura Marina with its many bars and restaurants a 5 minutes drive and around 5/6 Euros in a taxi. A taxi can be arranged if required to pick you up from Faro airport, the fare will typically be less than an airport taxi. Please contact me if this is required. If you intend to explore the area a bit more a car is recommenced.

The marina is flanked on both sides by award winning beaches for you to relax and take in the wonderful Algarve sunshine. This really is a special place, a unique leisure and recreation resort community where the pace of life is so easy it feels like summer all year round. Designed from the start to be self-sufficient, Vilamoura is ideally located and is bursting with sporting and leisure facilities for the whole family. It is a place for rest and relaxation but also for pursuing active pastimes and sports, a friendly and safe residential haven, but also a vibrant and exciting night-life centre. It is Portuguese, but also truly cosmopolitan. Away from the hectic pace and the stress of the modern world, all who visit are revitalized by the lifestyle, the convenience and the hospitality of this truly special place.

Situated less than thirty minutes from Faro airport it is within easy reach for visitors from all over the world. Amongst the many attractions and facilities there are six different Golf Courses, a large Marina, a Lawn Bowling Club with two grass Rinks, a Tennis Centre, a Sports Club, Night Clubs, an International Casino with glamorous shows, a Cinema, and an excellent Riding School. Within the centre of Vilamoura there is a preserved Roman Site and Museum of Cerro da Vila providing an interesting glimpse into the past of the area. In Roman times this location was important in producing a fish paste known as "garum". The ruins also include the baths in which the mariners used to bathe. As a location specifically designed for tourism it has proved to be a very successful holiday destination for all ages due to the variety of facilities that it provides holidaymakers.

There are numerous bars and restaurants within the town itself but also in the nearby fishing town of Quarteira all offering a wide and varied mixture depending on your taste and budget, that said eating out is not expensive and all prices are on display outside all restaurants. There are also numerous bars and restaurants along the N125 road that stretches the length of the Algarve. For those with a car (or indeed if you take a short taxi ride) it is recommended you try to visit the local Portuguese restaurants and bars where the food is equally as enjoyable and varied as the marina and town but will cost less, and the people are warm and friendly and welcome tourists and families. Depending on your taste I will be happy to offer my recommendations on some of my favorites depending on your personal preference.

There is ample shopping available in the area but again it is worth venturing out if you have the opportunity for even more variety. Just 15 minutes down the N125 there is a large shopping centre at Ghia which has the Continente supermarket (Portuguese equivalent to Tesco/Asda I guess) which is ideal to stock up with food and drink for your stay and better value than the small tourist supermarkets. Just a further 10 minutes or so down the road is a brand new shopping mall in Portimao which boats over 130 shops including a large food court. There is even a Primark which for anyone with teenage girls is almost a pilgrimage I believe.

The above is just a quick guide and if anyone has any questions on eating, drinking, shopping, car hire suggestions etc etc please feel free to ask.



All prices correct as of 2 October 2011.

If you wish to make a booking, or have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us using the details below.