Cerro Mar Colina Apartment

This superb, one bedroom modern apartment with air conditioning, private terrace and panoramic sea views is within a prestigious private gated complex just 40 minutes drive from Faro airport. Situated on the hillside overlooking the picturesque Albufeira Old Town, this is the ideal choice for a sophisticated holiday in the heart of the Algarve.






Cerro Mar Colina is one of Albufeira's most prestigious establishments, offering peace and tranquillity along with all of the conveniences you could wish for including fabulous outdoor pool with swim-up bar. There are also a range of high standard facilities offered at the Cerro Mar Hotel opposite, including a state of the art gymnasium, indoor heated swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, sauna and steam rooms, a tennis and squash court, all available for a small extra charge. 

Within the complex you will also find the elegant Monte Verde Restaurant, offering fine dining. Or maybe you would prefer to relax in the more casual roof top bar, offering stunning panoramic sea views. 

These facilities are provided by the Cerro Mar Hotel which is part of the Cerro Mar complex. Guests staying in Cerro Mar Colina apartments may use them for a small extra charge, subject to availability. Please note that these facilities can be withdrawn or closed down by Cerro Mar Hotel without prior notice, especially during Winter months, and we cannot be held responsible if at any time they are not available for our guests to use. Please note that the swimming pool and swim-up bar are not open for use during winter months and therefore there may not be sunloungers at the poolside during that period.

This fantastic, spacious one bedroom apartment is available to rent twelve months of the year, and is the perfect base for your holiday in the beautiful Algarve.

Situated on the 3rd floor and served by a lift or stairs, the expertly designed living space consists of a lounge, dining area with double sofa bed offering enough space for the children or guests, and fully fitted kitchen and bathroom of the highest standards.


Car hire is not essential. We can arrange airport transfers for those wishing to take a break from driving, you will find absolutely everything you need for your perfect holiday within easy walking distance of the apartment.


Amenities & Facilities

hob and oven air conditioning fridge/freezer
TV with UK channels  washing machine & dishwasher iron/ironing board
wi-fi  heated indoor communal pool on-site gymnasium
communal outdoor swimming pool maid service baby equipment available on request


Living Rooms - Modern, airy and stylishly decorated room with large comfy sofa with integrated chaise which can be converted to a double sofabed. Elegant dining table with matching chairs for 4 people, Flat screen TV with UK TV channels, and Air Conditioning. Patio door access to balcony/terrace with modern comfortable lounging furniture.

Kitchen  - Modern and stylish with fully fitted storage cupboards and integrated appliances. Electric hob and oven, microwave ,fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, toaster and kettle. Access to the balcony/terrace.

Bedrooms  - One double bedroom with fitted wardrobe and doors leading to balcony. Modern and bright Twin beds with leather 2 drawer bedside units and built in floor to ceiling wardrobes plus a safe for valuables. Access to the balcony/terrace.

Bathroom -  Modern bathroom consisting of bath with overhead shower, WC, bidet and hand basin.

Other - Private terrace with outdoor dining table and chairs, and comfy modern outdoor sofa and armchairs.

Cleaning/towels/linen/maid service -  There is a twice weekly maid service. Linen and bath towels are included in rental costs. Bed linen is changed once a week and towels are changed twice a week when the apartment is cleaned.


The spacious private terrace has outdoor dining table and chairs and comfy outdoor sofa & armchairs, enabling you to make the most of stunning sea views.

The apartments large communal swimming pool is surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens and terraces. Complimentary sunbeds and umbrellas are provided, and the pool area benefits from a well stocked poolside snack bar serving a varied selection of food and drinks - a great place for relaxing, drinking chilled cocktails while sitting on bar stools in the water!

The nearest sandy beach is just a 500 metres stroll, and the vast array of shops, stylish boutiques, bars and restaurants of the Old Town are within a few minutes walking distance.


There are some wonderful beaches close by. In addition to the large golden beaches, there are more intimate beaches such as those at Sao Rafael and Castelo.

The coastline is spectacular with great views and great walks.


The nearest golf course, Victoria Golf Course, is 7 km from the hotel. Many other courses such as the Balaia Golf course (nine holes), Salgados Golf Club, and Pine Cliffs, Golf and Country Club are a short drive away.

Discounted green fees and special packages are available on many courses.


Albufeira is approx. 40 minutes easy drive along the coastal motorway from Faro Airport. Care hire is recommended in order to visit many interesting places. There are supermarkets, bars, restaurants and shops a few minutes walk away in the centre of Albufeira Old Town. The big supermarkets, Modelo and Lidl, are a 10 minute drive. Albufeira has an abundance of bars, restaurants and shops. There are many banks and cash withdrawal machines.

There are two big water parks. Slide and Splash about 25 minutes drive, Aqualand is 20 minutes drive, and Zoo Marine for the whole family within 15 minutes drive. The Algarve Shopping Centre is also 15 minutes drive with its great High Street shops and restaurants.

Further Details

Our friendly English speaking staff are on hand to welcome you, assist you when necessary and recommend places to visit.

As a small family business we look after a few apartments in the area. We live locally, and know the area extremely well. We will provide you with detailed directions to the apartment before your arrival. We can provide you with local information and organise taxi or/and a car hire. We look after our guests and make sure that everything is in order in the apartment.

Baby equipment such as Cot and High chair, are available on request for a small additional charge, please enquire.

Our mobile phone number is available 24 hours a day during your stay for emergency calls.

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NOTE: Prices quoted are for up to 2 people, per week.

02 Nov 20 Dec 2019  200€ (14 nights minimum)
21 Dec - 03 Jan 2020  520€
03 Jan - 03 Apr  200€  Reduced (28 nights minimum)
04 Apr - 17 Apr  495€
18 Apr - 22 May  540€
23 May - 05 Jun  650€
06 Jun - 03 Jul  700€
04 Jul - 04 Sep  895€
05 Sep - 02 Oct  625€
03 Oct -06 Nov  540€
07 Nov -18 Dec  230€ (28 nights minimum)
ADDITIONAL GUESTS  5€ per person per night

Notes on prices

  • Prices shown are for the property per week in euros, unless otherwise specified.
  • Prices quoted are for up to 2 people. Additional guests will be charged at an additional 5€ per person, per night.
  • Please enquire about our special deals for long winter lets. Any rentals between November and March are subject to a supplementary charge for electricity.


Payment methods available
Payment accepted in Sterling or Euros.
Pay by bank transfer, cheque, or by credit card via Paypal.


Changeover day

Changeover days are flexible to suit flights etc.
Check in time is 3pm. Check out time is 10am.

Booking notes

A 25% or 250€ (whichever is greater) deposit is required at time of booking. The final balance plus a returnable breakage deposit of 250€ is payable 8 weeks prior to arrival.


Customer Reviews

This apartment is spacious and located in a good area. Would highly recommend staying here. My boyfriend and I stayed for a week and loved it. Great pool with a swim-up bar, 5-10 minute walk away from big supermarkets such as lidl and aldi. It was also a short walk into the old town square. The host was extremely good at responding. 5*Fynley
The apartment was very clean and had all the amenities required for a great holiday. Very spacious enough room for a family. Cerro Mar Colina is very safe and the pool area is great. Only negative for the apartment were the beds they were quite hard so that could definitely be improved.Karen
We arrived late/early AM at the apartment so we agreed with the host that we would pay for a taxi from the airport to be given the keys by the driver. The apartment is very spacious and has modern furniture with 2 balconies which both receive the sun. The smaller one in the morning and the larger one afternoon & evening. This is essentially why we booked this apartment for the sunny balcony. The living room benefited from a large TV with a quality sound system and uk stations. A internet streaming box was provided but unfortunately we couldn’t get it to work on this occasion. However there were enough uk stations to watch such as ITV. The beds were very firm and hard. (2 single beds) This did cause some backache for me and my partner in the mornings. We enjoyed our stay at this apartment directly up from the old town which was just over 5 minutes walk (Downhill) 15 minutes (Uphill) The only issue we really had was the steep hill which followed the road all the way down to the steps linking the old town square. We tried other routes but all led to some form of hill. Even going down put pressure on the knees. Coming up required a couple of stops to catch the breath. A bench met you at the top of the steps thankfully. It was tough going!! Anyone with health concerns should require a taxi. The complex provided a rooftop bbq ( top of other building opposite) one evening for €15 which was good value. This included a buffet style presentation and live music. Drinks included wine & juice. The 3 complex buildings also provided a very good selection of pools and snack bars which we used. Overall it’s a very nice place to stay. The beaches are also lovely. (€15 for 2 sun beds with canopy to hire).Sharlikessun
Really nice app with excellent balconies for sunbathing. We had a great stay at app 315 and would recommend staying there. Only issue was broken blinds but owner had them measured when we were there so should be replaced soon. I personally would go with curtains. Felt safe in this complex and easy access to old town apart from steep stairs but keeps you fit. We will definitely be back.James McCue
Lovely apartment in excellent location. We recently returned from a fabulous stay at the apartment. The apartment was spacious and had everything we needed during our stay. They apartment is a short walk from the old town square although the 100 steps can be a nightmare with a pram. This hasn’t put us off though and we we certainly book again when we next visit Portugal.Gill Hanlon
We stayed in this apartment for five weeks and we were very satisfied with accommodations. Susie and Joanna were helpful along the way and answered all our questions. We had stayed at Cerro Mar Gardens the previous winter and wanted to stay in the same location again. This unit was much larger and better equipped than the hotel apartments. The wifi was excelllent and the TV setup had lots of options. Albuferia is a great place to visit and we would definitely rent this again. Karen Mackinnon
Very functional apartment is located only 5 minutes walk from the city centre and the beach, you have also a supermarket just 3 minutes on foot." The apartment is very well equipped. We had a great stay in Albufeira, in addition, Susan is very available and will answer various questions. I recommend this accommodation for your vacation.Anon.
Big clean apartment with fantastic sea views. EHad a great stay at this apartment, two balconies, very well equipped with every thing you need from the balcony furniture, living room and the bed room. Located at the end of the corridor so no noise from people walking past, we had a great stay and would recommend this apartment. If you don't like walking down the hill to the town center catch a taxi, very chea. You also have a Lidl and Aldi just around the corner. about 6-8 mins walk. One of the best apartments we have rented and the best pools on this complex. Swim up bar cheap and good quality. Went with wife and 16yr old son, all loved it.Elody
Very functional apartment is located only 5 minutes walk from the city centre and the beach, you have also a supermarket just 3 minutes on foot." The apartment is very well equipped. We had a great stay in Albufeira, in addition, Susan is very available and will answer various questions. I recommend this accommodation for your vacation.Anon.
Home from home. Excellent facilities in a wonderful complex! Fantastic apartment with all the facilities you could ask for. The 2 balconies meant that you had the sun all day and with the added bonus of sun loungers, it was a great place to have an evening drink watching the sun fade away. It was absolutely spotless. With a 5 min walk to Lidl and Aldi we were able to avail of the fully functioning kitchen. The complex itself with 2 pools and cafe/ pool bar was beautifully Landscaped. There also was the opportunity to use the Hotel Complex across the road and we had breakfast there on a couple of mornings. It's right in the old town with excellent sea views and the square is easily reached through the quaint cobbled lane ways down steps. The customer service was excellent from Susie from start to finish including top tips, answering questions on apartment facilities etc and I would absolutely recommend. Anon.
Very functional apartment is located only 5 minutes walk from the city centre and the beach, you have also a supermarket just 3 minutes on foot." The apartment is very well equipped. We had a great stay in Albufeira, in addition, Susan is very available and will answer various questions. I recommend this accommodation for your vacation.Anon.
My partner and I stayed at this apartment first two weeks September. We always rent privately and this was the best so far. Beautifully furnished apartment, spacious and airy, the two balconies are amazing, very private with views to old town. Pool area lovely with swim up bar, no problems with sunbeds. Snack bar at pool very good and staff very friendly, we just loved this place. Lidl and Aldi are about a ten minute walk from the apartment, drop into Joseph's Bar on the way, lovely little portugese bar and restaurant, will really make you feel welcome. Quick walk down the stairs to old town square, not so quick coming back up!!! Lots going on , bars, restaurants and street performers.Favourite restaurant O'Mangar, amazing steaks. Booking process easy, good communication, Susie available if you have any problems. Would definately recommend this beautiful well kept apartment.Anon.
Great apartment with everything you need for your holiday stay. Clean and well equipped with a TV in both the Bedrom and main living room which has BBC1 and 2 and ITV channels. Great location for access to the town in the evening well away from the the noise but a hard walk back up the steps if you go to the beach in the day. Good view down to the sea (apart form the pylon) and nice pool with nearly enough sun beds. Good information and attention from the agents - Carvoeiro Villa Holidays. I would certainly recommend both them and this particular apartment for anyone looking for a holiday in the Algarve. Wilcock family
Hi! We had a wonderful week in Portugal and the apartment was really nice! We enjoyed staying in the apartment, very good standard and balconies in two directions. I would be happy to use your services in the future again. Michael
Apartment was clean and well equipped. It has two balconies, one which gets the sun from mid morning and the other from afternoon to sunset. The pools are well maintained although being peak season we found the towels on sunbeds from early morning. Sunbeds started to clear from 4.30pm so we tended to go down then when it wasn't so hot. The complex is about a 10 minute downhill walk (which includes 100 long shallow steps) to the main square in the old town, where we loved to eat and walk around in the evening. Obviously there are the steps to climb on the way back, or get a taxi from the rank a short level walk from the square. The Strip is a good 20 minute walk or around 5 Euro in a taxi, although we preferred to spend our time in the old town. Lidl supermarket is about a 10-15 minute walk from the apartment and you can get a taxi back if you don't want to carry your shopping. Susie and Sam from (Carvoeiro Villa Management) the apartment agents met us at the apartment to give us advice on the locality and were available should we have had any problems. Our Damage Bond was promptly returned to my bank account after we arrived home. We would not hesitate to return to this area and this apartment.Beattie family
The Cerro mar Colina apartment was in a very central Albufeira location, with relatively easy access to the old town which had many tourist shops and restaurants. Note that there is a VERY steep hill and MANY stairs to walk to the beach or old town, so its a good location for those looking to improve their fitness routine. The apartment was very clean and spacious, with beautiful breezes throughout. A hair dryer, coffee maker, a few more dishes and included wi-fi would have been nice. Pools were well kept and managed. The adjoining hotel's staff were very helpful with local and transportation information.Anon.


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