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Large Lux 2 Bed Property-Private garden & sea views beside golf/beach, Free Wifi



Updated: 24-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, spacious duplex apartment, 130 m², sleeps 4, Free WIFI

Furnished to a very high standard, this superb 2-bedroom duplex apartment is situated in the prestigious Clube Do Vau, just a stones throw from picturesque Vau beach & 3km from the centre of Alvor. The duplex boasts spectacular sea views & a beautiful private sun-drenched garden. The property is very spacious and beautifully decorated, with the main living area leading out into the garden, ideal for sun downers and al fresco dining. The large kitchen consists of an American Fridge/Freezer, Dishwasher, Washing machine, Microwave, Electric Hob & Oven, Toaster etc. The large south-facing en-suite master bedroom with King size bed opens onto a large balcony overlooking the private garden with fantastic sea views, the perfect place for a romantic breakfast. For Golf enthusiasts Alto golf , an 18 hole, par 72 golf course, designed by the late Sir Henry Cotton, is located just beside the apartment complex and the Championship Course at Penina is just a 10 minute drive away.

Competitive car hire is available locally.

Bookings: A booking deposit will be required to secure your reservation.

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About the Owner

Derek Doyle
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

13 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)


Amazing honeymoon!

  • 5 of 5

We're just back from our honeymoon and had a fantastic time. Derek made all the arrangements really easy for us and even provided a few special treats for our arrival which were greatly appreciated! The apartment is really clean, lots bigger than it looks in the photos and really private.

We had everything we needed in the apartment - fresh towels, bed linen, sun loungers, patio furniture, BBQ, huge fridge freezer...plus plenty of supermarkets nearby for food etc.

Maggie met us in Alvor (we didn't get too lost!) and led us the correct way to the apartment, and couldn't have been more helpful...giving taxi numbers etc...really lovely woman.

We were first-timers to Portugal and took great delight in exploring the seafood restaurants in Alvor (and a few pubs too of course!). We rented scooters from Praia de Rocha and headed out to the mountains and also went to Sagres which was really nice (very windy!). A great location to see lots of Portugal from and plenty to do if you just want to chill out. I really recommend the sunset champagne cruise that leaves from Alvor harbour.

Definitely recommend hiring a car if you're going at the height of summer heat. There's underground parking provided...it was too hot to walk any great distance so the car really got used even for short trips to the shops.

All in all a great place, we can't wait to come back for a second honeymoon soon!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Portugal and the Algarve area and we couldn’t have found a better place to stay. The apartment is located in a quiet community just a five minute walk from the beach (Praia Vau). It is well maintained, clean and spacious. What made the apartment stand out is its southern exposure, private garden and patio, and a balcony off the master bedroom where one could sit and enjoy the ocean view during happy hour! With the decor being in neutral tones, the apartment was bathed in sun light from dawn to dusk. There is a well equipped kitchen, again with an ocean view. If one enjoys walking then there are stunning views from the cliffside paths and beaches/boardwalks, to the town of Alvor in one direction and to the Portimao mariner in the other. Restaurants en route for that morning coffee or lunch. For golf lovers, there is a course just up the road, again easy to walk to. Free wi-fi, and the underground parking were a plus. There are three grocery stores a five or so minute drive away. Derek (the owner) and Magia (who greeted us with the keys) were both accommodating and helpful. We would thoroughly recommend this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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6 1

Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great location, great ameneties.

We spent one week here and we wanted more

Great having breakfast in the garden

The beaches nearby were fantastic, also Alvor the next town has great places to eat or drink.

We will be back for sure

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5 0

Ruhiges, großes Appartment in Strandnähe

  • 5 of 5

Freundlicher und zuverlässiger KONTAKT.

Das APPARTMENT ist wie auf den Fotos geschmackvoll eingerichtet, ordentlich und sauber. Es ist gut ausgestattet, geräumig und hell, mit einem schönen, kleinen Garten und Meerblick vom Balkon aus. Inklusive Parkplatz in der Tiefgarage.

Die LAGE ist sehr ruhig und der Strand fußläufig in ca. 10 Minuten erreichbar.

Absolut empfehlenswert – DANKE an Derek und Magia!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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6 1

Again, a wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very nice, with plenty of light (the decoration also helps, mostly in white and light colours), and it was very clean. The private garden is very pleasant and it is a very nice place to have meals outsider - with the BBQ! - and to rest in the garden chairs.

The location is very suitable for plenty of activities, including beach, a few meters away.

The description of the apartment was accurate and the owner provides a very good service - it seems he is always willing to please customers staying there, replacing everything that is needed, etc.

The garage is also a plus!

I would highly recommed this apartment and I'm looking forward to staying there again next year!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our month long vacation at this property. The apartment was clean, well-equipped, quite spacious and felt more like a town house rather than an apartment. The garden was large and very private. The closest beach was a 5 minute walk away and it was spectacular. We would highly recommend this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro International Airport at 70 Kilometres Nearest Train : Portimao at 5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Portimao at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 700 Metres

Alvor is a small fishing village 5 kms west of Portimão and only 40 minutes from Faro airport. If you are looking for a traditional unspoilt location, for a peaceful holiday, with fantastic beaches, then this is the place to come. The traditional cottages, cobbled streets & picturesque harbour area give Alvor its unique charm & quaintness. Today Alvor is renowned for its superb beaches; the best sandy beaches in the Algarve. The area is a golfer’s paradise with the Championship course at Penina, Alto & Gramacho all within a 5-10 minute drive & over 25 top class courses within one hours drive. You could try the jeep safari into the Monchique mountain range or the international marinas at Lagos & Portimao. There are a number of historic places worth a visit including Lagos, Silves & Loule. Also there are water parks & the marine zoo nearby. For those seeking late night action Praia de Rocha is a 5 minute taxi drive (approx€5) & has casinos and lots of late night bars & discos.

Prices and Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
November - April
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July - August
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nov 17-Apr 18
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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Updated: 24-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Luxury


  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator


  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea

Leisure Activities

  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 130 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, With ensuite bathroom & large balcony with sea views
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Both bedrooms have great storage


  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only


  • Private car parking is available in a secure underground car park and there is also ample parking available outside the apartment complex. The apartment must be vacated by 11 am on departure day. Arrivals after 3 pm on change over days to allow for apt cleaning.

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