If you're looking for a fantastic beach holiday in the Algarve then look no further than Penthouse Marisea. This unique 3-bedroom penthouse apartment in a very desirable beach front & ocean view position.
About the area
Located in the vibey beachfront town of Quarteira - which is equidistant from Vale do Lobo & Vilamoura. For ideas and tips, head to our 'Exploring Quarteira' guide.
The penthouse has the beach directly in front of the property. The location is great for people who enjoy walking and not relying on a car, as numerous facilities are within walking distance making it a super easy beach holiday.
Penthouse Marisea is arguably the best-located property for amazing views all the way up & down the coast and out to sea – you can even watch all the fishing boats head out to catch the fish that will shortly be for sale in the local fish market.
The penthouse is on the 4th floor and boasts 180-degree views of the ocean & beach from all the bedrooms & kitchen. All bedrooms have direct access to the balconies overlooking the beach & ocean.
Quarteira town caters to tourism & local population alike and boasts hundreds of restaurants, cafes, bars, boutique shops, pharmacies, beauty salons & massage and Intermarche supermarket. All of these are within walking distance. The best pastry shop in Quarteira, Beira Mar is just below the apartment. For the more adventurous, it is very easy walking distance to both Vilamoura and Vale do Lobo which has even more choices of great restaurants & facilities.
There are rental agencies in Quarteira where you can also hire bikes, paddle boards, canoes & scooters so you can explore more of the area if you want. In summer, there is also a little tourist train that takes you around the area and onwards to Vilamoura. On Wednesday the train also drops off at the gypsy market. There is also a daily fish & fruit market on the seafront. Also on Wednesday, there is a very large general market of locally produced fruit & vegetables and other interesting items including chickens & rabbits just a minute’s walk from the penthouse.
The long white sandy beach is perfect for lazing the day away - you can hire sunbeds & parasol for approx. €12 a day. Alternatively, you can set out your own umbrella and towels on the beach, take a picnic and relax for the day. The beach has lifeguards from June to the end of September.
If the sea is your thing - numerous boat tours depart from Vilamoura marina. If you fancy making a splash, make sure you visit Aquashow on the outskirts of Quarteira – the best water park in the Algarve!
You will find plenty of nightlife and in the summer many places have free music & entertainment. Look out for free exercise classes held in the plaza or just people-watch. Playing petanque, beach volleyball & football in the park & playing chess in the plaza are all popular pastimes. As well as strolling along (or just sitting and watching the world wander by) on the well maintained & easily accessible promenade.
For children there are several parks with play areas surrounded by parkland & cafes – mum & dad can relax while the kids make new friends and maybe even pick up a bit of the Portuguese!
About the property
Penthouse Marisea is in a private apartment complex the location of which, absolutely on the beach, truly is a dream. The property has two balconies: one that wraps around the entire living area, kitchen and bedroom 1. There is an outdoor shower on the main balcony and also a BBQ at the end of the terrace, so you can enjoy delicious food as you admire the view. The second balcony is off bedrooms 2 & 3 and has two sun beds, a table & two chairs. From every bedroom, you can wake up to the sounds of the surf and admire the endless ocean & the best views of the sunset every day.
The living areas of Penthouse Marisea are all on one level of the 4th floor of the apartment block and accessed by an elevator (or staircase). Enjoy the view from the living room, where there is a picture window looking west and there are two sets of patio doors opening out onto the sun room where there are an additional 2 patio doors to access the balcony area all of which face south.
The fully ducted air-conditioned living room has stylish décor & modern artwork with a comfortable sofa with a chaise & an armchair for snoozing or wistfully looking out to the ocean. There is a dining area seating 6. The property also boasts a sunroom that is drenched in sunshine all day long. The sunroom has an additional dining table seating for 4 & two convertible sofas/day beds that can be used with the table too.
The kitchen is equipped with an American fridge/freezer with ice & water dispenser, hob, oven, cooking utensils, dishwasher and a Nespresso coffee machine. There is a bar table & stools which give an elevated position to look out over the ocean. The kitchen has ducted air conditioning. There are also laundry facilities including a washing machine and iron in one of the bathrooms.
Penthouse Marisea has 3 bedrooms, all located across the same level. Bedroom 1 has a queen-size bed (180cms wide and 200cms long) that can also be separated into 2 single beds. Bedroom 2 has a double bed (140cms wide 200cms long). Bedroom 3 has a king bed 180cms wide & 200 cms long). All bedrooms have built-in wardrobes, patio doors leading to the balcony and electric shutters on the patio doors. Bedrooms 1 & 3 have air-con, while bedroom 2 has a room fan.
A car is not necessary if you intend to use the local facilities. Uber & taxi services are easily available. We can also recommend a private car hire and/or private transfer company if you want a personal taxi service for your holiday.
Note - Note there are some building works on a council office taking place in the plaza below. The hours they will be working are generally 9-5 pm Monday to Friday.
Due to building works near Penthouse Marisea, some disturbance/noise is to be expected. The current project is due to complete before the end of March, 2023 with works typically taking place between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday (noisy works can only start at 10 am, all the precautionary measures will be observed to minimize the noise).
||Beachfront penthouse with superb views over the beach & ocean. Wi-Fi, lazer/smart TV, Sonos sounds system, air conditioning, BBQ
||Three double bedrooms
Bedroom 1 – 180cms bed that can be separated into 2 single beds. Large built-in wardrobe, Direct access to the balcony & has electric shutters, Bedroom has air conditioning;
Bedroom 2 - 140cms double bed, large built-in wardrobe. Direct access to the second balcony & has electric shutters. The bedroom has a fan;
Bedroom 3 – 180cms bed, dressing area & built-in wardrobe, own WC with toilet & basin
Direct access to the second balcony & has electric shutters. The bedroom has air conditioning
||Bathroom 1 - off the entrance hallway with toilet & basin;
Bathroom 2 – through the hallway opposite bedroom 1 & 2 with toilet, basin & cupboard, shower, washing machine & tumble dryer;
Bathroom 3 – through the hallway opposite bedrooms 2 & 3 with basin & cupboard, shower & heated towel rail. Storage cupboard;
Bathroom 4 – attached to bedroom 3 with toilet & basin & cupboard
||The kitchen is equipped with an American-style fridge/freezer with ice & water dispenser, hob, oven, microwave, bar table & stools, cooking utensils, dishwasher and a Nespresso pod coffee machine. Ducted Air conditioning
||Freshly painted with all new furniture throughout the property, including brand new beds & sofas etc
||Washing machine & tumble dryer and ironing facilities located in the bathroom
||Outdoor space includes two balcony/ terraces with breathtaking views. All living areas & bedrooms are overlooking the beach & ocean and even the fisherman marina of Quarteira. Long distance views all the way down & up the coast for several miles
||Living room has dual aspect window & patio doors. The sun room has 2 sets of panorama patio doors. Beautiful modern décor & artwork throughout. All the furnishings & beds are brand new. There is a Lazer smart TV, Sonos sound system, ducted air conditioning and a fireplace
|Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid Service
||Weekly service which includes a bed linen change and clean bath & beach towels