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Luxury Apartment within the AltoClub. Recently refurbished. Quiet position.

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Indoor Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Air Conditioned. Private terrace with garden view.

Luxury two bedroom apartment in the 5 star Alto Country Club, one of the premier resorts in the Algarve. The historic fishing village of Alvor is within easy walking distance as are some of the best beaches in the Algarve, notably the famous Praia dos Três Irmãos. Alvor was chosen by former Prime Minister David Cameron as the destination for his 2015 summer holiday.

The apartment, air-conditioned throughout, is spacious and well appointed and offers guests quality and comfortable accommodation. It has been completely renovated in 2016 with Wi-Fi, satellite TV, 2 x HD TVs, remote controlled shutters, double glazed patio doors, sliding mosquito barriers, wood burning log fire, wall mounted electric radiator panels and a new fully equipped modern kitchen. All lounge and patio furniture have also been renewed.

The apartment has underground car parking, and is quietly located centrally within the Alto Club, away from the perimeter road, with virtually its own private secluded south west facing garden.The wider Alto Club gardens have been beautifully landscaped with a stunning array of tropical vegetation, waterfalls and ponds well stocked with Koi carp.

Alto guests have access to sun loungers and umbrellas on the beach situated in front of the Restinga Restaurant. The apartment will appeal to families, couples and golfers alike. The Country Club where the Apartment is located has a wide range of on-site facilities including outdoor and indoor pools, gym, and tennis. Golfers can benefit from a 40% reduction of green fees at the nearby Pestana Alto Golf Club on presentation of their guest card. There is also a children's playground and paddling pool.

The reception will be happy to arrange car hire, airport transfers, cycle hire, picnic hampers and local excursions etc. There are discounts available to guests in many local restaurants on presentation of an Alto Club guest card, as well as on many of the excursions. A full list is available at reception.

The apartment is registered as an approved rental with the Portuguese Tourist Association and has been inspected to ensure that aspects of safety and hygiene are of the required standard. License No. 25915/AL.

More Details
Registration Number : Rental License 25915/AL

Owner
Paul Miller
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish, Can also read Italian and Portuguese
Calendar last updated:
17 December, 2017

About Paul Miller

I am a retired Film and TV Editor who ran my own TV Post-Production company in London's Soho for two decades. I have also worked as a professional photographer. I am currently studying music. I have invested in several seaside holiday properties in both France and Portugal to provide me with a retirement income.

Paul Miller purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Paul Miller chose Alvor

My family has been coming to Portugal since the 1960s. Having travelled in many parts of the world I still consider the beaches in the Algarve second to none. The food is excellent and the Portuguese are amongst the friendliest people to be found anywhere. The Alto Club is a special place in a unique setting. After a failed previous management, the Club has been purchased by the freehold owners of its villas and apartments is currently being restored to its previous glory.

What makes this apartment unique

The Alto Club is within walking distance of the Praia de Tres Irmâos and the centre of Alvor.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Alvor in Mexilhoeira Grande

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • resort
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 has twin beds, bedside units with drawers, bedside lights, dressing table and mirror, wall mounted TV with remote, large built-in wardrobe with shelves, drawers and safe. Ensuite bathroom. Double glazed sliding patio doors with sliding mosquito screen. Air conditioning and electric shutters. Direct access to rear patio. Bedroom 2 has king size double bed, bedside units with drawers, bedside lights, large built in wardrobe with shelves and drawers. Air conditioning and electric shutters.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Rates include a full weekly clean and linen change, a mid-week towel exchange and departure cleaning.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Luxury Apartment within the AltoClub. Recently refurbished. Quiet position.
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
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cheeky week

  • 4 of 5

Overall it is probably the best equipped self catering property we have stayed in. 3 different ways to make coffee, and that does not include instant!

The property is very clean. Everything is close by, bars and restaurants within an easy walk. The beach another easy walk, immaculately clean, and not busy.

The only downside is that we needed more to do, there are only so many times you can walk around a small shopping area before boredom sets in. We booked the catamaran, half day, excellent. The walking on the boardwalk and beach is very good. That is about it. Great place to go if you want to wind down and relax.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Les, thank you for your review. I have to say that I have been coming to Alvor and the Algarve for over 30 years and personally I am never bored with the beautiful beaches, air and sunsets. However for guests of a more restless spirit, do not hesitate to email me in advance and I will be more than happy to provide a list of suggestions of wonderful places to visit along this beautiful coast. Actually I would say that a week is definitely not enough. Best wishes, Paul
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5

Beautiful apartment

  • 5 of 5

It was in a fantastic location with a large patio and very quiet yet very effective air conditioning . Beautifully decorated and well equipped.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sarah, We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Paul Miller
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5

Excellent Apartment, tastefully furnished and very well equipped, thoroughly deserving 5 stars

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in such a lovely apartment and would be very happy to come back again. We have stayed at the Alto Club several times and this apartment is among the best we have rented. It's not just the finishing touches but also the attention to practical needs. We would highly recommend both the apartment and the village of Alvor which is a big holiday favourite of ours.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and it goes without saying that you will be welcomed back at any time to this special place.
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Fab

  • 5 of 5

Arrived to a fabulous apartment in a beautiful location, enjoyed every minute of my holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great. Thank you. Very glad you enjoyed it. Best wishes Paul Miller
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5

Superb well equiped apartment on a quiet complex in Alvor.

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from an eleven night stay in this superb well equipped apartment.

The recent refurbishment has been done to a very high standard and has everything that you are likely to need during your stay.

The apartment has a large terrace with ample seating and sun loungers overlooking the well cared for gardens.

The electric shutters give extra security as well as keeping the apartment cool during the day.

Alvor is one of our favourite places to visit, a very traditional fishing village with a variety of restaurants and a fantastic beach.

This apartment is one of the best we have stayed at in Alvor and we look forward to returning again next year.

Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Brian and Julie, Thank you very much for your kind words about our apartment. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay. Pat and I have been coming to Alvor since 1986 and we still think it is a magical place. We very much hope to welcome you back some time in the near future. With very best wishes, Paul and Pat Miller
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Superb accomodation in premier resort. Fantastically well equipped and beautifully decorated.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is in a very peaceful and quiet corner of the Alto Club, but within easy walking distance of food shops, cafes and restaurants. Also the beach is 10 minutes away. The beach, the Praia dr Tres Irmaos, is one of the best and most famous beaches in the Algarve, and it possible to walk all the way along it to Praia da Rocha depending on the tides. The Alto Club has recently been acquired by its owner residents and is in the process of being renovated. The gardens are superb and there is a permanent full time staff of 11 gardeners who maintain it to a very high standard. The club also has an excellent restaurant and snack bar so if you don't fancy a walk into the town, where there are now 100s of restaurants to choose from, you can have an excellent meal a short stroll away from the apartment. Staying at the club also entitles you to a 40% discount on green fees at the nearby Alto Golf Club and also 10% off many local restaurants. There is also a free concession for chairs and a sun shade at the Restinga cafe beach, again within walking distance. The apartment has its own underground parking space beneath the building. The apartment is fully air conditioned with electric shutters, and also good electric heaters and a wood burning stove if you are staying in the out of season times of the year, perfect for a winter golf break. The reception was always on hand when needed and were extremely helpful when arranging local excursions or restaurants. The apartment was beautifully clean when we arrived and there was a mid-week clean and linen clean provided. The owner has invested in some beautiful tiled murals on the patio and other works of art within the apartment and the patio is very well equipped with comfortable lounge furniture and teak tables and chairs. All in all we had one of the best rental experiences we have had this time holidaying in the Algarve. The weather was excellent and the apartment has everything you need to a very high standard. We will be back next year if available.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review. Guests like you will be welcomed back at any time and we hope you will stay in touch. With very best wishes.
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Location

Alvor
"Alvor has fast become a popular tourist destination whilst still managing to retain echoes o..."
Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Douro Bar (within the Alto Club)
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Pestana Alto Golf
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A22
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Al Dente (Italian)
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Tres Irmâos
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

Walking distance to village of Alvor and nearby superb sandy beaches.

Travel:

The nearest airport is Faro which is served by many low cost Airlines including Ryanair and Easy Jet. Alvor is about 60 kms from Faro and the journey can be completed on a high quality motorway in 45/50 minutes. Airport transfers can be arranged for about €60 for up to 4 persons. Car hire is not necessary at Alto.

Distances:

Local amenities and shops are within walking distance of the Apartment.

Further Details:

Attractions: slide and splash, near lagoa, is about a 20 minute drive from the apartment, and zoomarine with dolphins and amusements, near guia, about a 35 minute drive are wonderful family entertainment. Out and about: lagos is a beautiful town, and is about twenty minutes drive away. There is a good selection of shops, as well as lots of bars and restaurants. The yacht marina is an attractive recent addition to the town. Portimao is more of a commercial centre than a tourist town, but has recently smartened up its waterside areas and is well worth a visit. If anything the shops here are better and more varied than in lagos. Look out for the pedestrianised streets as this is where most of the good shops are. Praia da Rocha has one of the best beaches on the algarve, but has been a little bit over developed some years ago. However, if you are looking for some lively night life, this is the place to come. It is a cheap taxi ride from the apartment at alto. Between Praia da Rocha and Portimao is a marina, which is surrounded by recently built bars and restaurants. Monchique is a pretty market town about 1,500 above sea level and is well known for its traditional handicrafts. Monichique’s backdrop is the slope of the sierra de monichique which in spring and summer has an abundance of colour. Cape st vincent is the most westerly point in europe, and reputedly has the most powerful lighthouse in europe. This bit of coastline is on a par with the cliffs of moher for magnificent, rugged coastal scenery. Take a coat, when the wind blows, there is nothing but ocean between you and america! Sagres is the last town on the road west towards cape st vincent. There are some nice beaches here, but the main attraction is the fortress of henry the navigator, parts of which date back to the 15th century.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Alvor, Algarve

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
November/March
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£665
for 7 nights
From
£95
 
 
April-June
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£945
for 7 nights
From
£135
 
 
July - September
1 Jul 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
From
£150
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
From
£150
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

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