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1 Bedroom Apartment, Alvor, Vila da Praia. Excellent location, 2 Swimming Pools



Updated: 16-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

About the property

3 minute walk to the Beach, Harbor & Village Center, in a secure complex

The complex 'Vila da Praia' is in an excellent location 300m to the beach, 3 mins walk to Alvor center or Harbor. The complex has a lovely garden area, which surrounds the 2 swimming pools, one for adults and one for children. The self catering (fully equipped kitchen with all mod cons) 1 bedroom apartment, sleeps 2/3 people with FREE WIFI, 32inch Flat screen TV with USB Port. Apartment has two sofas (1 converts into comfortable double bed), dining table for 6 and a patio table for 4, we provide, bath towels and linen, we have heating, air-conditioning, a washing machine, 4 ring hob, an oven, a micro wave, Fridge/ Fridge, CD Player/ radio, DVD player, Sky TV free to air, if you have a sky card you should bring this with you for extra channels as the channels are limited with the free to air, hair dryer, a safe, iron & Ironing board. Our Patio is West facing and gets great evening sun in late spring, summer and early Autumn for relaxing or having a quiet drink after a day at the pool or beach. Vila da Praia is a secure private complex called Vila da Praia. Alvor town is a 5 minute walk which offers beautiful restaurants, bars and cafes to relax and enjoy some great food, ambience and wine. On exiting the side gate of the complex and heading left you have a wonderful board walk which will take you down to the end of the beach. This board walk is wonderful for a early morning run or stroll. The Algarve has warm temperature climate almost all year round and boasts about 300 days of sunshine. Tourist season extends from March to October and it only really quietens down in winter. The wonderful sandy beaches of the Algarve are unspoilt and amongst the best in the world. Local food & drink the local food just has to be tried, with fresh fish straight from the mornings catch. Most restaurants have charcoal grills, producing some of the best food of the region. There is also a good selection of Italian & pizza restaurants, Chinese Indian's and good steak houses. A lot of the bars have live music. There are also quieter bars for those who prefer the sound of good conversation. Shopping typical tourist shops in Alvor, for a good days shopping go to the Algarve shopping centre open 10.00 - 22.00 in the winter and till midnight in the summer. There are plenty of shops and food eatery/restaurants.

Other activities: Sea and river trips - Highly recommend Alvor Boat Trips run by a Portuguese and Irish lady.

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Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Tom and Violet Cassidy
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2017

About Tom and Violet Cassidy

We came on a family holiday in 2005 and fell in love with the Vila da Praia Complex, Alvor and the surrounding area.

Tom and Violet Cassidy purchased this apartment in 2006

1 Reviews

5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)


Home from Home in Alvor

  • 5 of 5

Very well appointed apartment with quality furniture a clear sign that for the owners Tom n Violet this is their HOME in Alvor that they share with us lucky ones staying for a holiday.

Arrived n greeted by Joanna who manages arrangements for key collection etc with mobile numbers we easily made contact for our arrival travelling from Faro. Outside space is marvellous for breakfast or post pool time drinks with table n chairs, plus a lounger if required. On the ground floor, the apartment is within a secured complex and there is a great feeling of space wih lawned area surrounding the patio area. Wifi is excellent for sharing your holiday photos for free and no need to incur data roaming charges for Facebook etc. We had evening meals in the town which is well catered for in terms of quality n choice. One night we prepared a meal and all the crockery, cutlery n cooking utensils meant we didn't need to make do, with odd pots n pans.

T n V are I'm sure proud of this apartment and we'd happily return. ENJOY

ps poolside attendant is ensuring that sunbed reserving isn't being abused and during our week added some extra 15 sunbeds, still with plenty spare and space between holidaymakers.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 75 Kilometres Nearest Train : Portimao at 5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 at 5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Alvor at 250 Metres

Alvor is a small fishing village, 5km from Portimao and 45min drive from Faro airport. Alvor has a beautiful stretch of sandy beach 4.5km long. The beach is safe & clean, with some beautiful sheltered swimming areas and great facilities for eating and having a few drinks. Alvor has traditional cottages, cobbled streets, and picturesque harbour area with amazing sunsets all of this adds to Alvor unique charm. The Village has an excellent selection selection of restaurants with a wide variety of choice and the standard of food and service is very high. The bars are varied, with a good choice of live music. Alvor has facilities for tennis, windsurfing, and golfers are well catered for. Children will also be entertained at the numerous theme parks and water parks, at slide & splash, zoo marine and the agave shopping centre

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
4 Jun 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 3
25 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 4
15 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 6
1 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 7
30 Oct 2017 - 26 Feb 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Please note: these prices may exclude fees and can vary depending on when you stay and how long for. Prices are also subject to change at the advertiser’s discretion.

A 50% deposit is required to secure your booking (Please note this is non-refundable). The balance of 50% is payable 8 weeks prior to arrival by electronic direct payment to the owners bank account.

A breakages/ security deposit of £150 is required and this is collected at the time of the final balance payment. It is returned within 7 days of your departure. Small breakages are not deducted if you replace the item with a similar item

Check in time is after 14.00 pm on arrival day and check out time is before 11.00am on departure day. If no other guests are arriving on same day other arrangements are possible.

It is each guests responsibility to organise their own personal insurance.

Travel cots may be hired locally at extra charge on request.

We reserve the right to refuse any reservation requests at our own discretion.

Children are welcome,(no markers,crayons,paints,pens etc) long term renters welcome, non smoking only, no pets allowed, suitable for elderly or infirm.

We have a Loyalty PrIcing : There is a 10% Discount for visitors who they themselves have booked and stayed in the apartment previously and are returning for a 2nd visit.

A 50% deposit is required to secure your booking (Please note this is non-refundable). The balance of 50% is payable 12 weeks prior to arrival by electronic payment to the owners bank account.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Updated: 16-Jun-2017


Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village


  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bath and shower, bidet, sink with vanity unit mirror and lights. Tiled from floor to ceiling


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 1 double bed 5ft, bedside lockers, lamps, sliding doors wardrobe, dressing table, mirror, hair dryer


  • Terrace ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only


  • Non smoking apartment. Air conditioning & heating in the apartment. Personal Insurance: during your stay is your responsibility. A safe is provided in the apartment.