Has anyone rented a furnished apartment in the Algarve between 1 and 3 months ( winter season)?
An apartment within walking distance of the beach, public transport, supermarkets.
I mean a real apartment with a kitchen as opposed to a hotel room.
I’m very familiar with Portugal and the Algarve but not with apartment rentals for a complete season.
How was your experience ? Any tips?
What were the positives and negatives?
How did you find the apartment, from a website or from a private person?
What steps did you take to make sure it was a real rental and not a scam?
How did you make payments and got the key?
What were the arrangements if something broke and needed to contact the apartment owner to make repairs?
Did you have to pay for utilities? if so did you pay to the landlord or the utility company?
Any issues after the rental was over, with fees?
Thank you in advance