Equipment Hire

If you want to avoid the hassle of bringing equipment from home, Portugal Breakaways can supply a range of items that will be installed and ready for you on arrival. Details are below, and all items must be pre-booked and can be paid for locally.

Baby Cot (foldable travel cot) & linen € 15.00 per week
Highchair € 25.00 per week

Welcome / Grocery Pack

During the summer months (April to October) supermarkets are open until late and you can generally expect to find a well-stocked supermarket near your property open until 9 pm. or even later. Portugal Breakaways can arrange a Starter Pack of basic items to get you through until the morning after your arrival, including tea, coffee, milk, water, juice and biscuits at a cost of €10.00. If you prefer, we can provide you with a more substantial Welcome Pack at a cost of €25.00 that will include:

  • Local bread
  • Butter or margarine
  • Jam
  • 6 Eggs
  • Sliced cheese
  • Sliced ham
  • Tomatoes
  • Fruit juice
  • Wine
  • Washing up liquid

Housekeeping (Cleaning & Laundry) Services

We provide a full cleaning service, including laundry, after each rental booking and also include a mid-stay clean for any bookings of 9 nights or more, including a towel and linen change. If you require additional cleaning and a change of laundry this can be pre-booked and paid for locally.

Out and About

If you wish to get out and about around this delightful region of Portugal, you really are spoilt for choice! Whether you want to slide and splash your way down water chutes, swim with dolphins, have a day at sea either relaxing or fishing, or explore the interior Algarve’s fantastic scenery by coach, jeep or private minibus, it is all there for you! We can give you the benefit of our experience and knowledge to advise about what’s on offer and leave the choice to you. We can book your days and nights out and payment is made locally. If you do want to swim with the dolphins at Zoomarine however, it is advisable to book in advance.


Portugal’s southernmost region is acknowledged as one of Europe’s leading golf destinations with almost 40 golf courses from Castro Marim in the east, close to the Spanish border, to Parque da Floresta in the south western corner of Portugal. In Vilamoura, Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo are long established as well as very recently developed Championship courses of the highest quality. Elsewhere you can find the more gentle challenge of par 3 courses at Balaia and Vale do Milho near Carvoeiro.  In Açoteias, where you’ll find most of our properties, is the coast-hugging 9-hole course at the Sheraton Pine Cliffs Country Club. Portugal Breakaways can pre-book your golf in advance, please contact us by email with your requirements, or we can help you with a spur of the moment decision to stride these wonderful fairways!  And that includes arranging golf clubs, shoes and transport to the golf course.

Car Rental

Make the most of this delightful region of Portugal by renting a car for part or all of your holiday. With the freedom to roam at your own leisurely pace, you’ll discover sleepy, rural villages in the beautiful interior, peaceful river scenes to the east and dramatic surfing beaches to the west. Not to mention historic towns such as Faro, Silves, Portimão and Lagos. Car rental is a great option if you seek a little independence. Portugal Breakaways can point you in the right direction when it comes to finding the most reliable, competitive car rental company amongst the many here, and prices can be especially attractive when you book well in advance.  Ask for our special car rental deals when booking your holiday.

Airport Transfers

For a smooth, hassle-free journey from collecting your bags at Faro airport to walking through the front door of your holiday accommodation, let us provide you with a professional chauffeur who will meet you at the airport, and whisk you to your apartment or villa with the minimum of fuss. Portugal Breakaways offers fully licensed private minibus and taxi transfers at excellent rates for a pre-booked return services.  

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Edf. Santa Maria,
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Albufeira 8200-593
Algarve, Portugal
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