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About Us

Successfully renting apartments and villas in the Algarve since 2000, Algarve Getaways owes its success to the wealth of experience of its staff who collectively bring a wide range of expertise to all aspects of the business.

We welcome new business and are happy to discuss your individual requirements, be it apartment or villa rentals, property management or both.

We are based in Albufeira and our management and rental services are offered in Albufeira and the surrounding areas, from Olhos d'Agua to Galé.

Howard Derber

Howard Derber

Howard is Managing Director and a founder member of Algarve Getaways and Getaways Property Services Lda, who ran numerous Companies in South Africa and the UK. He speaks English and conversational Portuguese. Howard controls Management Services, New Clients, Owners, Financial Administration and Guest Liaison.

Barbara Derber

Barbara Derber

Barbara founded Algarve Getaways in 2000.  She has a hotel management background from South Africa and her high standards and attention to detail are what set Algarve Getaways apart from the rest. Barbara is no longer involved in the day-to-day operation but still assists on the Administrative side where needed and pops into the office every now and then, in search of coffee.

Elisabete Fernandes

Elisabete Fernandes

Elisabete re-joined Algarve Getaways in 2019, as Office Manager, after a year off, having previously been part of our Reservations Team since 2013.  She has extensive experience in the hotel industry.  Elisabete is Portuguese and is also fluent in English and Spanish and speaks some French.  As Office Manager, she oversees all Departments as well as Owner and Guest Liaison.  

Daniel Campsie

Daniel Campsie

Daniel has been with Algarve Getaways since 2009 and his enthusiasm and fastidious attention to detail has enhanced his experience in all aspects of the business. Born in Madeira to British parents, he speaks fluent English and Portuguese. Daniel takes care of Administration, Property Maintenance, Guest and Owner Liaison and Excursions.

Irene Vitorino

Irene Vitorino

Irene joined Algarve Getaways in 2010 and has brought a wealth of experience with her, having worked in the travel industry for many years. Originally from England, she has lived in the Algarve since 1993 and has good local knowledge. Irene deals with Reservations, Administration, Guest and Owner queries, Airport Transfers and Excursions.

Efigênia Benjamim

Efigênia Benjamim

Efigênia (Leo) joined Algarve Getaways in 2018 as Head of Housekeeping and has a friendly and engaging personality.  She is from Angola and is fluent in English and Portuguese. Efigênia efficiently supervises the cleaning of our properties and cleaning staff and maintains linen and cleaning stocks.

La Toya Mousinho

La Toya Mousinho

La Toya has been with Algarve Getaways since 2016.  She has a bubbly and cheerful personality and is always customer focused and ready and willing to assist where necessary. Born in Australia, she is of Portuguese descent and is fluent in both English and Portuguese. La Toya takes care of Guests, Maintenance, Administration and Excursions.

Helena Murta

Helena Murta

Helena joined Algarve Getaways in 2018 and has a tourism and hospitality background.  She is Portuguese and also fluent in English and speaks a little Spanish.  Helena is always friendly and helpful and ready to assist.  She is part of the Reservations Team and also deals with Guest and Owner queries, Airport Transfers and Excursions.