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Sea View Apartment - Pool, Air Conditioned. Free High Speed Wifi, Free Phone.



Updated: 03-Oct-2016
2 Bedroom, 2 bath apartmen Alvor, Algarve, Portugal - Upscale, Well-Furnished. 5 Mins. From Alto Golf. 15 Minute Walk To Beach or Alvor

IPOD/MP3 docking stn., desktop computer with high speed, WIFI, free phone calls anywhere! and 32" LCD TV in living room with over 50 English Speaking channels including BBC world News, 8 Movie Channels, CNN, CBS Reality, Disney Channel and Sky News. A/C units in all rooms, DVD player and TV in MBR with DVD player. Fully equipped, luxurious apartment located in Alvor, a quaint fishing village in Western Algarve, close to Portimao. No detail has been forgotten when furnishing our 2nd home which bathes in sunshine throughout the day. Private 54sq.m terrace with beautiful panoramic views of the sea and Monchique mountains and overlooking the pool, or inside the 108sq.m apartment. There is a seasonal communal swimming pool with private poolside bar. You are a 15 minute walk from the unspoilt beaches of Praiha do Vau and of the town of Alvor. If you are a golfer, Alto Golf Course is only a 3 minute drive away. Many other golf courses within a short drive away. Changeover days are flexible - book when it suits you best! And, our most helpful property manager will meet with you the keys and show you around the apartment.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We live between Niagara Falls and Toronto on Lake Ontario in a small town called Stoney Creek. We have 4 wonderful children and 6 amazing grandchildren (all under 11 years old)! We are now both retired - I was formerly a Special Education Teacher and my husband, Mike, was in Retail Management. We have always kept ourselves busy with Property ownership and management also. My husband and I chose The Algarve as our 2nd home because people are helpful and kind, it is safe and the food and beaches are out of this world! We have made some wonderful friendships.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Just to let you know we are back from alvor and had a lovely holiday. Everything went to plan, and we were very impressed with the yellow fish transfers. I think that Alvor was a great choice for us, and was a delight to stay in your apartment. Your plants are thriving and enjoyed a couple of drinks over the week. The weather was perfect and we used the pool several times as well as many trips to the beach. We’ve all fallen for the hammock on the patio and the lovely buzz of the night life in the old town. Many thanks for your input to our memorable holiday, wendi dewi & llewelyn J

What a fabulous place for a vacation! Our first time in Portugal, and what a wonderful country and place to stay. It was perfect for the 2 couples with the layout of the bedrooms & baths at opposite ends. All the facilities are 1st class from the fridge to the stove to dishwasher & washer - you couldn't ask for more. The views from the huge terrace is breathtaking & so close to amazing beaches! MB, Canada
Feb 2003
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

Portland, Oregon

This is a gorgeous property

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous wrap around terrace with views. This penthouse 2 bedroom, 2 bath is beautiful. It comes completely furnished with a great layout and all the kitchen equipment anyone could ever need. Excellent location close to town. Spotlessly maintained. Property manager is available 24/7 and very responsive. I would rent this property again in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are constantly updating and feel that it is truly a "home away from home".
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Lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay at this extremely comfortable and spotlessly clean apartment, situated 15 mins walk from the beach and 29 mins walk from the small town of Alvor. Fully equipped and a real home from home. The large balcony/ sun terrace was a real plus point giving us lovely peace, quiet and privacy. Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your positive response and we are pleased that you enjoyed yourselves. I apologize for not mentioning the "short cut" to Alvor village which would have shortened your walk by 10+ minutes.
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

This place has everything we needed and wanted for our vacation. The weather was beautiful in Algarve this winter so my family and I were quite pleased with our vacation. Walked to the beach and many amenities, and spent time on the wrap-around balcony. We will be back, amazing value here.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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I will be back to this little gem!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is a dream for long or short-term vacations. It's clean, bright, steps from the beach and has a pool within the gates. I loved being able to spend the day in the city or on the beach, and get everywhere I needed to go without needing to rely on a car (though there is ample, safe parking available if you drive). I stayed for three weeks, but will be back again in Spring 2015, hopefully for a month. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased that you enjoyed this little piece of paradise! We look forward to having you back!
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Spectacular Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our two children and absolutely loved it. We arrived at the property which was located in a private, gated community. The apartment was modern, bright, spacious and spotlessly clean. The kitchen was well equipped with all necessary tools for cooking and preparing meals and snacks. The bedrooms and bathrooms were spacious and had all of the linens needed for our stay. There was a lovely large balcony that spanned the full length of the property. It could be accessed from the kitchen, family room and bedrooms. We enjoyed having our morning coffee on the balcony. The views were simply splendid. The children enjoyed playing in the pool which could be seen from the balcony. We enjoyed having our meals on the peaceful roof top terrace. There are loads of amenities within walking distance, great shopping, wonderful restaurants and great nightlife as well as a quick walk to glorious Praia da Rocha. This property has it all. We highly recommend this apartment to all of our friends. We can't wait to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive remarks. Pleased you enjoyed your stay and looking forward your family staying in our apartment again!
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From the Owner

The Algarve has terrific weather year round and our apartment is just 15 mins walk to the fabulous beaches and village with amazing restaurants. You can drive up to Monchique Mountains for a leisurely Sunday lunch with the locals or walk to the Alvor and have fabulous fish or seafood in one of the many great restaurants. Alvor village also has many pubs and cafes! Most anything that you want is just a short walk away. You may wish to just soak up the sunshine by the pool or on our huge private terrace - BBQing one of the many fishes caught locally and have some fabulous Portuguese wine! Seville and Lisbon are only a 2 hour drive away.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro airport at 70 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Big Reds at 0.1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Alto Golf at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Big Reds and Por do Sol at 0.2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Alvor beach at 1.5 Kilometres


15 minute walk to the beautiful Alvor beach or 10 minute walk to centre of Alvor. Beaches are beautiful with fine sand, caves and quiet beach restaurants/pubs. Many, many seafood restaurants and pubs/bars. Many great restaurants only 3-5 minute walk away!


Approximately a 45 minute drive from Faro airport and 2.5 hour drive from Lisbon airport.

For freedom and flexibility car hire is a tremendous benefit. If you would like to hire a car you will need a full driver's licence held for over a year and you must be at least 21 years of age. The best way to hire a car is at either airport. Car parking is available in front of the apartments.


Seville, Spain and Lisbon are only a 2 hour drive.

Further Details:

The quaint fishing village of Alvor is located between 2 large towns: Portimao and Lagos. The village has many bars with live music and different types of restaurants and pubs. Many restaurants are within a 5/10 minute walk. Shops of all sorts can be found throughout. Water sports are available on the beach e.g. sail boats, windsurfing and waterbikes.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
October, 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
March-May, 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June, 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July-August, 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Discounts available for early bookings, late bookings and bookings of two weeks or longer. Please contact owner for details. A £100 deposit is required to hold the reservation. The balance of the rent plus a refundable damage deposit of £100 is required 60 days prior to your arrival. We will arrange for our property manager to meet you in Alvor to give you the keys, show you the apartment and answer any questions you might have. The refundable damage deposit returned within 2-3 weeks.

Changeover Day:
Any day of the week.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in Pound Sterling. 100 GBP refundable damage deposit required. Can pay in euros, if you wish. Price includes all utility costs and taxes.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

We have one of the most well-furnished, comfortable, apartments PLUS FREE use of desktop Computer with high speed internet, FREE long distance phone to Western Europe, Canada and the US, and WIFI. We also have a collection of over 100 popular books and 200+ DVD movies. . . anything to make your stay in our "home-away-from-home" more comfortable. When we go to visit, we really enjoy sitting on the terrace with views of the ocean and Monchique Mountains. There's sun all day but you can also sit under the umbrella, if you wish. One comment that we get time and time again -"we didn't expect your apartment to be this nice! We will definitely be back!" And. . . many families and couples have come back time and time again.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


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


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View


  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 115 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Modern, spacious bathrooms with bidet, w/c and bath with shower. Good storage in bathroom. Hairdryers available for your use. Ample linens for bedrooms and baths. Main bathroom off entry and 2nd bedroom with bidet, w/c and bath/shower combination.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, Extra large king bed can be made into 1 single beds.
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, 2 single beds can be made into 1 king bed by request.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master with en-suite. 2 single beds (usually made into king size bed), A/C/heating unit and TV with DVD. 2nd bedroom with A/C heating unit. 2 single beds (can be made to king size bed). 2nd full bath next to 2nd bedroom. Baby cot provided. Great storage. Living room has double sofa bed


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Computer desk in dining room with with free high-speed internet in dining room. Free local and long distance calls. Air-conditioning in all rooms. Upmarket, contemporary furniture. Very well equipped kitchen with kettle, coffee maker, toaster, juicer, blender and basic cooking supplies and spices included. Iron, ironing board, ample linens for bedrooms and baths included. Portable baby crib included. Suitable for children. 2 elevators in building. A/C unit in 2nd BR, DVD player and TV in MBR. Wireless High Speed Internet Broadband, WIFI and desktop computer with printer, free long distance and local calls and 32" LCD TV with many, many English Cable channels. Outside: Very spacious, private balconies with large gas barbecue, tables, chairs, sun umbrella and lounge chairs. Views of Monchique Mountains and sea. Sun all day! Communal, seasonal swimming pool with pool bar that serves light lunch, snacks and drinks. Smoking only outside the apartment. Utility Room: There is a built-in washing machine in the kitchen. Plenty of hanging racks outside which can be moved inside if needed. Cleaning supplies provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen for bed, bath and kitchen are provided. Please bring own beach/pool towels. Final cleaning upon departure. The only complaint we have ever had is that the photos don't do justice to the upscale furnishings and views. Other: All upscale furnishings and very well maintained. Granite breakfast bar, Stained glass windows, upgraded area rugs, and fully furnished kitchen with ample cooking and serving supplies. Staples included in kitchen ie. oils, seasonings, flour, sugar etc.

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