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Spacious Luxury Apartment, Adjacent To 10th Fairway Of Golf Course

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Overview

Property

Updated: 27-Dec-2016
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Apartment in Alto Golf, Alvor, Western Algarve - In A Peaceful Location With Minimal Traffic (No Through Public Road), No Smoking

This apartment which was constructed by Mowlem in 2002 is furnished to a high specification as a second home and it is centrally located on the completed Alto Golf Complex. It is within 200 meters of the Golf Club House and it offers a peaceful front line golf location. It is one of 4 such apartments contained in a detached building (adjoining apartment Ref P927 is also owned by the same family) and surrounded by landscaped gardens with a private swimming pool (for use by 4 such buildings). The location is approximately a 10 minute walk from the coast, and a stunning sandy beach, and is only 2km away from both Alvor and the town of Portimao. Guests have a 40% reduction in Green Fees at the Pestana run Alto Golf Course, and there is a Health Club with all facilities located within 1km. The apartment has the mandatory Portuguese Health & Safety Rental Certificate (3207/AL) and there is no gas in the building. Please contact for a free disc of pictures & full information on the apartment and area.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

C L Smith
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
27 December, 2016

About C L Smith

We are a retired couple living in Cardiff and we have equipped our apartment in Portugal from new to use as a second home following the sale of our Dutch Barge on the French Canals.

Our eldest son and his wife are our neighbours in a block of 4 such apartments.

We decided to choose Portugal mainly because of the friendly nature of the people, the access to rural locations, beautiful scenery and beaches and the unhurried lifestyle which it offers plus of course the climate!

We have made many friends in the area and when we visit we are transported into a totally different lifestyle with a chance to enjoy local food (especially fish from the local market) and Portuguese wine. In particular we often use the apartment as a base to explore other areas of Portugal.

C L Smith purchased this apartment in 2002

Why C L Smith chose Portimao region

This region of the Western Algarve is regarded as a hidden gem. Alvor remains as a peaceful working fishing village with a daily held fish market supplied from boats based in the estuary and some of the the most beautiful and extensive sandy beaches in the Algarve are located here.

We decided to purchase this apartment as it is situated on a quiet no through road which is adjacent to the 10th green of Alto Golf Course and also because it is only a 10 minute walk from the nearest undeveloped beach. The location also provides ready access to all the local ammenities such as restaurants, shops and activity attractions. The area with its beautiful coastline provides an ideal environment for walking and the Monchique Mountains (as viewed from the front terrace) are only a 30 min drive away.

What makes this apartment unique

When booking (or by request) guests are sent a disc of information and pictures.

There is a shared pool (for 4 blocks of 4 apartments) in the rear gardens with a children's section.

Of particular advantage (especially in hot weather) are the front and rear terraces of the apartment which provide shade and keep the indoor areas cool.

A key is provided to the lock up storage area on the ground floor in which toys are kept for children in addition to pool inflatables and beach items.

Guests who wish to play golf are offered a generous discount at the Alto Golf course and also on other Pestana run courses in the area.

There is a Health Club with all usual facilities located approx 1km away.

The apartment has a Rental Safety Certificate issued by the Portuguese authorities (gas free).

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderfully equipped apartment, beautiful, thank you for letting us share your holiday home. We loved Alvor, great beach walks & restaurants. Loved it all.

Hall family, Co Durham. Jan 08



Wonderful weather! Supurb apartment! Beautiful location! What more could anyone want. Horton family, Harrogate. Oct 07



We have had a wonderful 10 days. Lots of sun, Golf, eating and of course relaxing in such quiet surroundings. accommodation 1st class, everything we could possibly need and such wonderful terraces. Hope to be back. H&M Booth, Cornwall. Oct 07



Your apartment is 1s class and is in such a peaceful environment. Some days we were the only people at the pool and we had a fantastic time. We hope to return next August. Ellis family, Cheshire. Aug 07



Thank you for allowing us to use your wonderful apartment. It really does feel like home from home. We are thoroughly spoilt both with the comfort of your home and the surrounding facilities. Bingham family, Derbyshire. Aug 07
Apr 2005
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderfully equipped apartment, beautiful, thank you for letting us share your holiday home. We loved Alvor, great beach walks & restaurants. Loved it all.

Hall family, Co Durham. Jan 08



Wonderful weather! Supurb apartment! Beautiful location! What more could anyone want. Horton family, Harrogate. Oct 07



We have had a wonderful 10 days. Lots of sun, Golf, eating and of course relaxing in such quiet surroundings. accommodation 1st class, everything we could possibly need and such wonderful terraces. Hope to be back. H&M Booth, Cornwall. Oct 07



Your apartment is 1s class and is in such a peaceful environment. Some days we were the only people at the pool and we had a fantastic time. We hope to return next August. Ellis family, Cheshire. Aug 07



Thank you for allowing us to use your wonderful apartment. It really does feel like home from home. We are thoroughly spoilt both with the comfort of your home and the surrounding facilities. Bingham family, Derbyshire. Aug 07
Apr 2005
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14 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

5

Perfect for a very relaxing, luxury sunshine break

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth visit to this lovely and very well equipped apartment which just about says it all. We are lucky enough to travel a fair amount and we prefer to stay in apartments as we like the space and freedom they offer. This apartment is by far the best and most luxurious we've stayed in, It is extremely well maintained, beautifully clean and spacious, The beds are very comfortable and because it is quiet and peaceful we always sleep well. We love the view of the well-maintained golf course from the front terrace which has the benefit of a clever wall to wall folding window system which means you can either choose to have them closed for warmth in the autumn/winter or open in the summer, The back terrace at ground-level overlooks a lovely garden where we like spotting some unusual birds. The pool is a good enough size to swim and that too is well looked after and clean. The sunbeds are comfortable and we've never yet seen many people around the pool. I would say a car is essential - there are so many super places to visit.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect home from home

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful, spacious and well appointed apartment with everything you require to provide a home from home. A peaceful location overlooking the 10th fairway but with plenty of amenities nearby. Lots of very useful information provided by owners both before and during your stay. We would love to return in the not too distant future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two weeks in August. This is a beautiful apartment in a lovely location, the apartment has everything you would. Colin and Val were extremely helpful and provided all information in advance of our stay.We couldn't recommend this apartment more highly, a home away from home.We had an excellent holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment more than lived up to its description- it was immaculate and had everything that we could wish for as a family provided . There were children's toys etc for the beach / pool , a very helpful list of local restaurants and attractions. The apartment was extremely clean and well maintained. It had everything required for a lovely relaxing family holiday! We hope to return again as we all had such a great time in the apartment and Alvor itself.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Location Location Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this apartment in 2014 and decided to return again (same week) in 2015. We were not disappointed. The apartment is immaculately maintained and offers everything that we wanted - it's still a home from home. An outstanding beach for cleanliness and safety, enhanced by a small beach café, is only 5 minutes away by car (or alternatively a brisk 10 minute walk) and there is plenty of parking to make life easier for families. Finally, the apartment itself sits overlooking the fairway of a golf course where you can watch the world go by in comfort with a evening glass of wine. In sum, sitting in well maintained grounds and with a delightful shared pool, this apartment ticks all the boxes - especially for the location, which is pleasantly quiet adjacent to the golf course and yet close enough to Alvor for eating in the evening. We plan to book again next year - that has to be the best compliment that we can pay it.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

An excellent maintained appartement, fast Internet

  • 5 of 5

“An excellent equipped and maintained appartement with fast Internet Access"

We are a couple from Germany.

The Algarve and Alvor is our holidays destination since years

and we have found the ideal place with this apartment. It is super maintained

and equipped, especially the fast Internet access via LAN/WLAN is necessary for us and works perfectly. It can also be used for Internet TV and thus German channels can also be received.

The apartment is located in a quiet cul-de-sac directly at the Alto golf course,

ideal for golfers like us.

We hope we can make holidays at this place further very long and can really recommend this apartment, although we wanted to keep it secret, this lovely place”

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
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Location

From the Owner

This region of the Western Algarve is regarded as a hidden gem. Alvor remains as a peaceful working fishing village with a daily held fish market supplied from boats based in the estuary and some of the the most beautiful and extensive sandy beaches in the Algarve are located here. We decided to purchase this apartment as it is situated on a quiet no through road which is adjacent to the 10th green of Alto Golf Course and also because it is only a 10 minute walk from the nearest undeveloped beach. The location also provides ready access to all the local ammenities such as restaurants, shops and activity attractions. The area with its beautiful coastline provides an ideal environment for walking and the Monchique Mountains (as viewed from the front terrace) are only a 30 min drive away.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

The apartment is located close to what are universally regarded as the most beautiful beaches and coastline of the Algarve. The nearest stunning sandy beach (called the Presidents beach since a the Portuguese President's Summer residence is located there), is only 10 minutes walk away and this links via a coastal or shoreline walk (at low tide) into the extensive Vau and Praia da Rocha beaches which eventually end at the Marina and breakwater which forms the entrance to the river Arade.

Travel:

Faro airport is linked to the Western Algarve via a motorway (which extends up to Lisbon and also into the eastern Algarve and hence Spain/Gibraltar) and the apartment is approximately a 45 minute drive away. A taxi from the airport will cost approximately €60 each way. It is recommended that a car is hired (either at the airport or locally after arrival) especially if the area is to be properly explored and advice on this can be provided.

Distances:

There is a good bus service available and a limited train service (which extends from Lagos in the west along to the eastern Algarve close to Spain and also up to Lisbon). Car hire does of course give much more flexible access with both Alvor village and Portimao town being about 5 minutes drive away. These locations provide access to a wide range of shops and hypermarkets. The picturesque sea front town of Lagos, the Monchique mountains, and the ancient town of Silves involve a 20 minute drive.

Further Details:

Alvor is an atmospheric and much loved fishing village located on an extensive estuary which provides a fantastic vista and includes a wild life sanctuary. This aspect can be viewed from a long waterside promenade. The region also has an extensive sandy beach. A maze of cobbled and narrow streets contain houses which are largely occupied by local inhabitants together with many restaurants some of whom barbecue fish on the pavements. In the surrounding area from the apartment numerous other restaurants can be visited to suit all tastes and budgets. For example Portimao is principally a Portuguese working town and it is an easy matter to eat where the locals do at much less cost.

Details are provided in the apartment of restaurants and many leisure activities which are kept updated. It is also possible to book many organised excursions (Seville, Lisbon, Gibraltar etc) from the Country Club reception.

Metered Taxis are easy to acquire and fares are reasonable (€5 from the apartment into Alvor for example) and the Golf Club reception, just a very short walk away, will call one if required.

Cash Machines are readily available outsibe banks and inside the majority of both small and large supermarkets. English is widely spoken in shops, bars and restaurants in the area. Contact for free disc of pictures of both the area and the apartment.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Jan 2017
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£257
for 4 nights
£450
 
 
Feb 2017
1 Feb 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
£257
for 4 nights
£450
 
 
March 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
£277
for 4 nights
£485
 
 
April 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£291
for 4 nights
£510
 
 
May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£349
for 4 nights
£610
 
 
June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£349
for 4 nights
£610
 
 
July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
£429
for 4 nights
£750
 
 
August 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
£429
for 4 nights
£750
 
 
Sept 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£349
for 4 nights
£610
 
 
Oct 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£277
for 4 nights
£485
 
 
Nov 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£257
for 4 nights
£450
 
 
Dec 2017
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£257
for 4 nights
£450
 
 
Jan 2018
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£257
for 4 nights
£450
 
 
Feb 2018
1 Feb 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
£257
for 4 nights
£450
 
 
March 2018
1 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£277
for 4 nights
£485
 
 
April 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£291
for 4 nights
£510
 
 
May 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£349
for 4 nights
£610
 
 
June 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£349
for 4 nights
£610
 
 
Jul;y 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
£429
for 4 nights
£750
 
 
August 2018
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
£429
for 4 nights
£750
 
 
Sept 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£349
for 4 nights
£610
 
 
Oct 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
£277
for 4 nights
£485
 
 
Nov 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£257
for 4 nights
£450
 
 
Dec 2018
1 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£257
for 4 nights
£450
 
 
Jan 2019
1 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£257
for 4 nights
£450
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£257
for 4 nights
£450
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Prices quoted are total for the apartment in UK pounds (Euros also achjcepted) for any 7 night stay (4 nights minimum), and prices are pro rata. Booking confirmation requires a 10% deposit with the balance payable up to 4 weeks before departure. The cost includes water and elecricity and linen/towel changes (see above) together with an arival and departure clean. Occupancy for 14 days also includes a mid term clean. A 10% discount for a two person occupancy applies. Broadband and Internet TV (UK and Continental) included

Changeover Day:
Booking dates are flexible as are arrival and departure times which will depend on the specific booking situation.

Notes on prices:
Prices are UK Pounds (or in Euros at a preferential rate) for the apartment rental, for any 7 day booking. Additional days pro rata, minimum stay 4 days.
Discount given for 2 week bookings (excluding June, July and August). For a 2 person only occupancy (May - Sept) deduct 10%. Maximum occupancy 5 persons. Choose start and finish days as required.
Cost includes all services with mid week towel/linen change and mid term kitchen & bathroom clean and end of week linen change for 2 weekly rentals.

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Facilities

From the Owner

When booking (or by request) guests are sent a disc of information and pictures. There is a shared pool (for 4 blocks of 4 apartments) in the rear gardens with a children's section. Of particular advantage (especially in hot weather) are the front and rear terraces of the apartment which provide shade and keep the indoor areas cool. A key is provided to the lock up storage area on the ground floor in which toys are kept for children in addition to pool inflatables and beach items. Guests who wish to play golf are offered a generous discount at the Alto Golf course and also on other Pestana run courses in the area. There is a Health Club with all usual facilities located approx 1km away. The apartment has a Rental Safety Certificate issued by the Portuguese authorities (gas free).

Property Type

  • apartment

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • 1 main bathroom with bath/shower over (with glass screen), wc, bidet, heated towel rail, electric room heating. En-suite as above but with shower cubicle replacing the bath. Both bathrooms have windows. Hairdryer included.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 carpeted twin bedrooms (18m2 and 13m2) each having access through sliding patio doors (with integral mosquito screens) to either the front golf side terrace or the rear garden terrace. A good quality single fold away bed is also available.

Outside

  • Golf ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The apartment is offered as strictly non smoking. Full air temperature heating and cooling by separate remote controlled units located in each bedroom and the lounge/diner. Cavity wall insulation and 2 self draining dehumidifiers enable comfortable occupancy throughout the year. The choice of 2 covered terraces provide the necessary shade for dining and relaxing in the summer months. Mosquito screens are incorporated in both the bedroom and lounge/diner rooms. The ground floor storage room which is adjacent to the dedicated parking can be used for golf clubs and beach items. A cot can be provided if requested at additional cost, feeding chair included. Toddlers do need supervision on the front terrace because of the railings and its first floor position. Note that the adjoining apartment is owned by the same family Ref P927. Guests are provided with a key to the lock up for storage of cases/golf clubs and are welcome to utilise the childrens toys stored there. Broadband & Internet TV. Outside: The delightful covered front terrace has elevated views over the golf course and the Monchique Mountains. The high quality outside furniture consists of a 3 piece suite with a glass top coffee table a a 6 seater glass top dining table. The rear terrace is also equipped with a 6 seater table and leads directly into the landscaped gardens with the low occupancy shared swimming pool. This pool is some 60 meters away and incorporates a childrens section. It is equipped with furniture so the area is ideal for sunbathing. Utility Room: Hall cupboard contains vacuum cleaner, iron and ironing board, clothes airer and the electric thermostatically controlled water heater. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen, towels for apartment and beach/pool use provided. Price includes mid week and end of week change with discount of £10 per person if mid week change not required. Daily maid service available at own cost. Other: Superb covered front golf facing terrace (26m2) fully equipped with high quality external furniture (see below). Covered rear garden access terrace (16m2) with external furniture. Storage room adjacent to allocated parking space.

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