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Apartments in Vila Real de Santo António

By Sun’s Dragon

Are you looking for a quiet and peaceful town, the perfect escape destination to get away from the stress of everyday life? Vila Real de Santo António is a quaint, charming, small town right on the edge of south east Portugal and across the Guadiana river from Spain.

You’ll see that real estate is cheaper here as is the overall cost of living, so take a look at some of the apartments on offer, with a view to an inexpensive second home near the beaches.

VRSA town centre

Apartment 1 Vila Real de Santo Antonio

There’s a fully furnished apartment with two bedrooms for €93,000. It’s in a quiet area of the town and as you can see, nowhere is far from a beach. It comes fully furnished and equipped with a nice-sized kitchen.

You may not really need two bedrooms but at that kind of price, why not?

So why not make your budget for apartments under €100,000 and see what else is available? You may think you can’t find much more but lo and behold, this one is a brand new, one bedroom apartment in town for €94,000.

It has pre-installation for air conditioning and storage space too. Air conditioning would be a boon if you come over in the summer.

Apartment Vila Real de Santo Antonio

Apartment Vila Real de Santo Antonio

You may well be amazed at this one, a one bedroom apartment in a quiet area of town for only €59,000! OK it’s quite small, but at that price what could you expect? With an open plan living / dining / kitchen it also features a separate bedroom with fitted wardrobe and bathroom, plus two balconies. Ideal for a single or couple who want to be close to the town centre.

There’s another one bedroom place, this time a little bigger at 55m2. It includes a ‘sunroom’ which appears to be an enclosed balcony. This one has a €75,000 price tag on it and is also in the town, which is handy. With one bedroom, this apartment comes with a beautifully decorated bathroom.

Apartment Vila Real de Santo Antonio

Apartment Vila Real de Santo Antonio

This last one is another fully furnished one bedroom flat with 66m2. With a spacious and fully fitted kitchen, this property is not short on storage space: it offers fitted cupboards in the hall and a built-in pantry. It even includes a balcony big enough for sunbathing or al fresco dining, and is on the market for only €65,000.

How property can be so cheap in such a lovely town? Don’t ask, just take advantage of it! Little exploration trips like this can give you some really good ideas. It’s possible to rent out your flat when you are not using it, so that would most probably pay for the annual bills.

If you read a bit about Vila Real San António you’ll find that it’s steeped in history.

After the devastating earthquake of 1755, the Marquis of Pombal, who redesigned Lisbon, also redesigned VRSA using the same formula of an orthogonal grid which makes it an easy town to negotiate. It thrived on the growth of the fishing industry and in fact it’s still a fishing town where the waters are said to be warmer and calmer than anywhere else in the Algarve. So, it’s got culture, history, beaches and the Ria Formosa: anybody could be happy in such a lovely setting!

Find out more about Vila Real de Santo António and find more properties in this area.


*The properties featured in this blog were listed for sale on Meravista at the time of publication, but may have since been sold or removed from the website.

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