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Apartment with private terrace overlooking the sea



Updated: 19-Oct-2016
Apartment in Alvor, Algarve, Portugal - 3 Mins Walk From Beach, Onsite Pools, Restaurants & Spa

The mature Prainha complex lies just outside Alvor, a fishing village, with many restaurants & bars. Apartments are limited to 2 storeys, separated by cobbled alleyways, squares and well-tended lawns. Property is on the upper floor with a twin bedroom (with air conditioning), a spacious living/dining room with 2 large sofa beds, a bathroom and a new, well-equipped kitchen. The large, private roof terrace overlooks the sea and catches the sun all day long. The beach is a few mins walk away. The sandy beaches sweep round to below Prainha where high cliffs give spectacular views. A lift for residents allows travel down to the beach and the Il Canico restaurant & bar (one of 3 on site) which overlooks the beach. There is a cliff top pool with a bar and restaurant, hotel pool with bar and restaurant, and supermarket on site. The hotel has a health & beauty spa which includes an indoor pool. The hotel can arrange activities such as golf at the nearby Alto Club, tennis on site, or cycle & car hire.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

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About the Owner

We have owned and rented out the apartment since 2003. We live in Sheffield in South Yorkshire on the edge of the Peak District . We much prefer to deal with guests directly than use the impersonal and complex bookings system so if you would prefer to speak to us then Sheffield 2307 346

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Speaks English, German

5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Lovely spacious apartment great view of the ocean

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here in September. First impression it's very comfortable and spacious . Just a short walk to beach pool and supermarket. Apartment has a large roof terrace with sun loungers and eating space with a great view. Would definitely consider staying there again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Feels like our second home

  • 5 of 5

My family and I love this place like its our own. We've stayed a number of times and we never want to leave, because it just suits our needs perfectly.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Algarve holiday

  • 5 of 5

The stunning area of Alvor is one of the best in the area. The villa is clean, comfortable and well equipped with good beaches and amazing pool. Definitely recommend, efficient communication with owners and have been twice already!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning ocean view from the roof-terrace and unbelievable beach.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful two weeks in this lovely apartment located in the Prainha complex just two kilometers away from Alvor. The apartment is located at the side of the holiday village very near to the pathways leading to the beach. There is a large living room connected with a kitchen and a bedroom with air-conditioning. Every necessary amenities are provided, kitchen is well equipped, there are some books, sat-tv and so on. There is a small balcony by the living room with an ocean view. Additionally to the apartment there is a roof-terrace with a really stunning view on the ocean and the Prainha village. There are three swimming pools in the village area within the walking distance of max. 5 minutes. Two restaurants in the village itself and many, many more in Alvor. We’ve been walking to Alvor along a beach (about 2km), but one can take a bus or a taxi (very reasonable prices). Apartment was very clean, bed linings and towels were changed together with a cleaning after one week.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely traditional style apartment

  • 4 of 5

A very clean, spacious and well equiped upper apartment with a huge roof terrace overlooking Prainha Village and with stunning views towards the sea. Set in a very quiet complex of traditional and modern villas and apartments, it is just a 5 minute stroll to the seafront and easy walking distance to several excellent beach bars/restaurants. Well worth a visit.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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From the Owner

We bought in Prainha because it is very well maintained. Being one of the first complexes on the Algarve it now has very mature trees and gardens, plenty of open spaces and established quality restaurants. The cliff top pool is stunning and Prainha has one of the finest beaches we have ever seen just a short stroll away.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 73 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Canico at 300 Metres Nearest Golf : Alto Club / Penina - 6Km at 2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Canico at 300 Metres Nearest Beach : Praia dos Tres Irmaos at 300 Metres Car: recommended


The sandy beach stretches from Alvor around to Prainha where high sandstone cliffs produce several coves. There are many bars and restaurants on the beaches.


The new motorway now extends from Faro to beyond Alvor so travel from the airport takes less than an hour.


It is 3-4 minutes to Alvor in a car, if walking it will take 20 mins either on the road or along the beach. Praia da Rocha is more lively and is a 10 minute drive. Lagos the main town of the Western Algarve is an 30 mins drive.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 5
30 Sep 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early Season
20 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
26 May 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
30 Jun 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
29 Sep 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Thursday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is required to secure the booking with the balance paid in full 50 days before travel. Payment online by credit card, Paypal / or BACS transfer. The availability calendar is kept up to date so please check before contacting. A full refund of the deposit will be given for cancellations notified 50 days before travel.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day for 2016 will be Thursdays. Bookings can be for full weeks only from mid June to start of September. At other times we can offer different durations depending on other bookings. Please check the availability before making inquiries.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 19-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Our apartment is on the edge of the complex, which means it's quieter. The terrace is so private that you can get an all over tan! We love to eat on the terrace in the evening and look over the sea. You can view details of all that is on offer on the complex website http://www.prainha.net/aldeamento-prainha.html

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


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

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • village


  • marina

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom with bath/shower, wc, bidet.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with twin beds and remote control air-conditioning. Living room with two sofa beds suitable for children and teenagers only.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: There is a travel cot but you will need to bring your own bedding. We provide bath towels but not beach towels. Outside: A short 3-4 minute walk to the beach. 4 restaurants on site together with supermarket. A health spa in the main hotel has an indoor pool, jacuzzi, steam and sauna rooms, gym & exercise classes. There are two outdoor pools, one on the cliff top and one by the hotel. Tennis courts available to hire, racquets and balls are in the apartment. There is Internet access in the apartment as well as at the hotel with a printer. You can hire bicycles from the reception. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels & linen are included and are changed once a week when the apartment is cleaned. Additional maid service can be arranged as often as required. Other: Large rooftop terrace has a table & seating, sun loungers and umbrellas. A small BBQ is provided.

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