Our 2 exceptional, modern, unique, award-winning seaview apartments are LOCATED ON A LARGE SANDY BEACH (with no road between apt & beach!!), 30 m from the sea, with 2 swimming pools, in Mali i Robit - a seaside town perfectly situated 15 km south of Durrës & 35 km from the airport/Tirana.
The apartments are in the same building (above/below each other), they can be rented separately or together as they are perfect for 2 families or 2 couples who would like to spend their holidays together but still want their privacy. See our other apartment - "Beachfront LOFT".
Hi there, my name is Cindy! I am originally from Canada, my husband is from Albania, and we are the private owners of the 2 "Absolute Beachfront Apartments". If you are looking for a unique experience in a high standard, sea view apartment right on the beach, a well-organized arrival and departure, and helpful travel advice (including a rental car sent directly to the apartment), then feel free to contact us. :)
THE FEATURES: Absolute frontline, 2 sleeping rooms, 60m2, superior quality, cool, bright, beach decor, fast private dependable wifi internet, satellite TV, air conditioning, private washing machine, private parking, walking distance to food shops, great beach restaurants and cocktail bars, a SPECTACULAR 180° FULL UNBLOCKED SEAVIEW, a large completely private balcony with absolutely spectacular sunsets, and 2 fantastic outdoor swimming pools + children's pool right next to the apartment.
THE BEACH: The beach in front of and around the apartment is public. It has two areas: one area without parasols/sunbeds (free) and one area with parasols/sunbeds (for hire). Both areas are cleaned regularly. There are NO BUILDINGS OR ROADS BETWEEN THE APARTMENT AND THE BEACH so you can easily go for a refreshing swim in the sea every morning and every evening, in fact you can go between the apartment and the sea all day long because it's so easy!!
THE BEACH ACTIVITIES: suntanning, swimming, beach volleyball, basketball, outdoor swimming pool (approximately May/June to September/October - our guests pay half price), ping-pong, jet skiing, parasailing, and guided deep sea fishing. For children: children's outdoor pool, train rides, bumper cars, pedal boats, banana boats, playgrounds, trampolines. There is also a spa center/indoor swimming pool/fitness center near the apt.
Mali i Robit is a beach resort town with low-rise buildings. It is unique in Albania because it is in a coastal area surrounded by a lovely pine forest and at the same time, it is not far from the many restaurants, bars and shops in the two largest Albanian cities Durrës and Tirana.
In the high season, Mali i Robit is great for families with children because this is the part of Albania that has the large sandy beaches (from Velipojë to Kavajë), lots of fun beach activities, and shallow water that is safe for swimming.
In the shoulder/low season Albania is quiet everywhere except Durrës and Tirana, so if you are looking for a relaxing holiday in a beachfront apartment, a bit of sightseeing, and the added bonus of great shopping and exciting nightlife nearby, Mali i Robit is the perfect place to be.
It starts getting quite hot beginning of April, so you can swim in the sea from approximately the middle/end of April to the end of October. The resort attracts a mixture of international and Albanian tourists.
GETTING AROUND: Everything is within walking distance, and there are taxis at 'Klajdi' restaurant (50 m), and shuttle buses to Durrës, Tirana, Berat etc. from the main road (400 m). You can rent a car at the airport or car rental can be organized for you. There is private parking next to the apt.
FOOD/SHOPPING: There are food shops close to the apartment + a big supermarket ("Maxi Market" - 3 km direction Kavajë). Boutiques, big shopping centers (ex. "Galaktik"), restaurants and bars in Durrës are open late.
RESTAURANTS: Many restaurants serve delicious, fresh, inexpensive seafood, traditional Albanian cuisine, pizza ... and dinner can also be delivered directly to you at the beach! :)
ALBANIAN MUSIC: 'Ujvara' open-air dinner/dancing club is in Mali i Robit. 'Kali i Trojan' is 3 km north.
CLUBBING: 'Tropikal' nightclub is 5 km north, and there are lots of night clubs in Durrës and Tirana.
MEDICAL ATTENTION: Clinic in town + ambulance service direct to Durrës/Tirana hospital.
Fees for additional guests may apply.
Minimum stay and check-in day vary by time of the year.
* Smoking only on the balcony.
* Check-in: 14.00 / Check-out: before 10.00.
OUR RATES INCLUDE: Fast private dependable wifi internet June - August (Sept-May 15 euros), A/C, electricity, private washing machine, private parking, bed linens + mega-comfortable Swiss duvets/pillows, apartment towels, fully-equipped kitchen (large fridge, freezer, stove, oven, microwave, superior-quality dishes, cutlery, wine glasses, cups, pots, pans), iron, ironing board, use of beach toys, parasol, cooler/icepacks for picnics at the beach, satellite TV (channels in English, Albanian, German, French, Italian, Russian and Polish).
OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOL PRICES (optional): Approximately May/June to September/October depending on weather. Our guests pay half price on regular pool prices. Prices for the whole day 08:00 - 21:00 include sunbed/parasol: children 200 Lek (approx. 1.40-1.50 euros) / adults 300 Lek (approx. 2.20-2.30 euros). The pool is located in the garden right next to the apartment, it is of the highest standard and is emptied & cleaned daily / supervised regularly by a pool guard. :)
BEACH: There are two areas: one area without parasols/sunbeds (free) and one area with parasols/sunbeds for hire: 2 - 3 euros for 2 sunbeds + 1 parasol for the whole day.
BEACH ACTIVITIES + SPA/FITNESS/INDOOR SWIMMING POOL (at a facility near the apt): fee applies. Playgrounds at restaurants and beach volleyball: free.
PERSONALIZED SERVICES WE CAN PROVIDE:
* Private Tirana airport taxi pick-up / drop-off - 30 euros each way. Other places in Albania such as Durrës and Skodër are also possible.
* Assistance with car rental from the airport or drop-off / pick-up directly at the apartment.
* Information about things to see and do in the area, guided fishing/canoeing/hiking activities + other guided tours.
MONEY IN MALI I ROBIT: Albanian LEK (the most advantageous currency), Euros, and some establishments accept American dollars.
SNOWBIRDS / SELF-EMPLOYED WORKING TRAVELLERS: This apartment can be rented for the winter months. The Mali i Robit/Durrës area enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate: Average highs approx. 10 to 16° C - December-February....Read more
About the owner
About the owner
Cindy - Beachfront Apartments Mali i Robit, Albania
Cindy - Beachfront Apartments Mali i Robit, Albania
Fabulous Beachfront APT, 180° WOW!! Seaview, Pool Durres, Durres County, Albania
Additional Location Information
THE EXCURSIONS AROUND MALI I ROBIT
Please note: some secluded places are only available by car, taxi, or through organized tour companies such as "Outdoor Albania".
Durrës: Albania's second largest city has great shopping, beach bars, seafood restaurants, nightclubs, and a famous amphitheatre that is the largest in the western balkans.
Near Durrës/Shijak: Kokomani Vineyard - Albania's oldest and best-known winery.
Tirana: The capital and largest city has the National Historical Museum (don't miss "The Beauty" mosaic from 4th century BC), fun bowling, fabulous shopping, ultra-trendy bars and restaurants (in the "Blloku" District) and Albania's only airport.
Near Tirana (direction "Elbasan"): Petrela Castle Restaurant - a must-see restaurant in a beautiful castle perched on a hill surrounding by gorgeous mountain scenery.
Lake Shkopet: Guided fishing (+ licence/equipment), canoeing or hiking with bbq lunch.
Krujë: Skanderbeg museum & old bazaar.
Kepi i Rodonit (Cape Rodon): Amazing sea views & scenery, short hike, picnic.
Spille & Divjakë Beaches: Quiet, undeveloped beach areas.
Berat: The medieval town of Berat - a Unesco World Heritage Site.
Near Berat: Cobo Winery - taste excellent "Kashmer" red wine, "E Bardha e Beratit" white wine & "Raki me Arra" nut raki liqueur.
Near Berat: Osumi Canyons - rafting/river hiking/waterfalls.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, City vacations, Lake nearby, Rural retreats, Warm winter getaways, Waterfront
Nearest airport: Tirana Airport - 35 km, 21 miles Nearest train station: Durrës Train Station - 15 km, 9.01 miles Nearest ferry port: Durrës Ferry Port - 15 km, 9.01 miles Car is not necessary
Last updated on April 15, 2015
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Left on 09/24/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | AnastasiaReviewed Sep 24, 2013Stayed Sep 2013
Thank you so much for such a fabulous holiday!
We (2 couples from Russia) stayed in this amazing beachfront apartment in September 2013. It is well-equipped with everything you could possibly need (right down to the beach umbrella), it matches the pictures and description on the internet site exactly, and the location (Mali i Robit) is very picturesque! :)
I had a lot of contact with Cindy, a very sweet Canadian (Albanian husband) who is ready to answer all your questions any time of the day! Vladimir, Cindy's father-in-law, took care of us at the apartment. Despite the name, he does not speak Russian, but he does speak a little Italian. However, do not be afraid of the language barrier, it really isn't a problem at all because everyone is so warm and friendly! In general, if you need something, ask someone young - 80% of young albanians speak English. Another suggestion is to write the name of the place you want to go on a piece of paper.
If you can drag yourself away from the apartment, it is really easy to visit Durrës. You go to the main road (400 m) and catch any minibus going north! After arriving at the main bus station, you can get a gelato, go for a walk along the waterfront, or check out the famous amphitheater etc. It is also possible to take a bus from the same road to the capital, Tirana. Everything is extremely convenient, it is easy to go anywhere from Mali i Robit.
So, if you would like to visit this wonderful country, I highly recommend staying in one of Cindy & Arjol's 2 apartments located right on the coast in the center of albania ... believe me, it is such an incredible feeling having your morning coffee at arm's length from the sea! :)
To be honest, we were so sad when it was time to leave ...
Left on 09/07/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | MariaReviewed Sep 7, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
I'm Maria from Greece and I spent 7 nights in Mali i Robit with my son Thanas, 7 years old.
We took the taxi that Vladimir organized for us from airport to the apartment, which normally takes 35 minutes and Vladimir was waiting for us at "Ujvara" restaurant that is close to the apartment. He helped me to carry the luggage upstairs,served us cold orange juice at the apartment,showed us everything: restaurants,bars,shops and kids playground. When I got to the apartment it was much better than the pictures, fresh air from the balcony and you could here the sound of the waves. My son was so excited and he couldn't wait to go to the swimming pool downstairs. Vladimir asked the pool guy that we can pay half price of the pool and not the full amount,that was nice of him.
The evenings were just amazing, a full sunset view from the balcony enjoying it with a glass of wine and looking at the couples that were walking close to the sea, such a romantic moment.
Fresh and cheap seafood restaurants around, nice cocktails and lovely albanian folkloric music live just a few blocks away from the apartment.
Cindy & Arjol helped me with a lot of information for things to do around Mali i Robit and other cities. One of the days I visited Tirana, a great city for shopping and cool clothes for women :)
I didn't have a lot of holidays this year but I definitely will come for longer next year.
Vladimir helped me to find a taxi back to the airport.
I spent 7 lovely nights with my son. Read more
We're very happy you and your son had a great holiday. Mali i Robit is a kids paradise in the peak season!
"The Best Holiday We've Ever Had!"
Left on 09/04/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | ShefketReviewed Sep 4, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
Fabulous apartment, incredible sea view and beach, friendly well-organized hosts ...
We (family of 5 - 2 adults, 3 children) stayed in arjol and Cindy's apartment the last week of august 2013. We really enjoyed our holidays in Mali i Robit! The weather was good all week, the food was delicious, the resort was fun for both adults and children, and best of all - the apartment was right on a huge sandy beach!
We were so happy when we arrived, we couldn't believe our eyes - the apartment was even better than we had expected! It was quite luxurious: beachfront (you go down the stairs, open the door, walk through a garden, and you are on the beach!), there were lovely beach decorations, duvets on all the beds, professionally-made mosquito screens (they stay up during the day so the seaview isn't blocked and then they come down at night so you can sleep with the balcony doors open), superior quality kitchen utensils and dishes, private washing machine, air conditioning, and even a large private balcony that can be accessed from the living room and the bedroom. Terrific value!
Almost every evening we went out to a restaurant for fresh seafood. It was so cheap and so good! We also tried a few albanian live music clubs. One evening, we met some nice people, danced and sang all night long, and then we all went to the beach with a bottle of wine and watched the gorgeous sunrise early in the morning. It was a great night that we will never forget!
Needless to say, we were all sad when it was time to leave and go back home.
A big thanks to arjol, Cindy, and Vladimir for all the time they spent making sure our holiday was unforgettable. See you again next year! Shefket and family Read more
Thanks for the review Shefket! It looks like you guys had a great time!
A FlipKey verified reviewer
"Great hosts and nice apartment"
Left on 09/24/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 24, 2012Stayed Sep 2012
Cindy and arjol are just great. They help you for every thing.
The welcome beverages are really nice after a long plane trip from Paris to Tirana, via Milano.
We enjoy the apartment and our week in albania was too short !
We surely will come back ... Read more
Laure and her friends rented a car and we gave them advice on what to see and do in Mali i Robit and the surrounding area. It was a lot of fun helping them discover Albania for the first time!
A FlipKey verified reviewer
"Vacances super agréables."
Left on 09/23/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 23, 2012Stayed Aug 2012
Nous avons passé une semaine de vacances super agréable dans cet appartement. L'appartement en lui-même est très vaste, bien équipé et également bien situé. Il faut dire que nous étions 3 adultes et 4 enfants. Nous avons pu prendre la plupart de nos repas face à la mer ce qui n'est pas du tout pour nous déplaire. Il y a beaucoup de restaurants dans les environs qui pratiquent des prix très abordables. Egalement beaucoup de petits supermarchés qui vendent tout le nécessaire, et même le superflux.
Sans oublier l'accueil bien sûr. Nous avons été accueilli de manière très sympathique et très attentionnée.
Bref, nous n'hésiterons pas à y retourner dans les années à venir. Read more
Thank you Audrey, we look forward to welcoming you back next year!
A FlipKey verified reviewer
"the best holiday ever it was fansatic"
Left on 08/06/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 6, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
i don't no where to start. the apartment was first class it had everything in just like home from home. arjol father ment us thier made us welcome showed everything we needed to no. plus if we need any help while we was their all at to do was ring him was a great help. plus he made not only me and my wife and chlid welcome he also made my mum and family at home. the views which i we or lost for words. and the sunset my wife said she had nether seen anything like it. the pool was fansatic my son was up early every morining as he could not wait to get in it. it was well maintained clean plus the pool man was always tieding up and washing the floor as my wife said she as been aboard before in differnt countrys but as not every seen that. everything is close by shops resturants. and the local people could not do anoth for you. plus their is things for the kids to do. bumper cars which my son loves. my wife can't wait to go back she said she wished booked it for 1 mounth. its is worth 5 star rating. so i would like to say a big thankyou to cindy and arjol for help us to book this apartment and making it everything easy so a big thanks see you next year albania here we come. isuf janey plus jake Read more
Thanks Jane! You and your family are so nice and appreciative. It was a pleasure to hear how much you enjoyed your holidays!
Left on 07/18/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Magda W?odarczykReviewed Jul 18, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
It was great time in great place (I mean here Cindy&Arjol; apartment). Everything was ok, and me and my family were satisfied in 200%. Apartment is really wonderful - equipped with all necessary things and special view on the beach and the sea. There was the train for kids near the apartment building - something what loves our son :-) But apart from that it was wonderful experience to contact with Cindy and arjol (they are warm and open persons) and then in albania met arjol father Vladimir!!! Big thanks for all of you!!! We spent wonderful holidays and we felt like in own home!!! and it was your merit! Best Greetings, Magda and family Read more
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