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Apartment with Large, Private Roof Terrace and Shared Pool.



Updated: 15-Oct-2016
Apartment in Alvor, Western Algarve - Close to Beach and Fishing Village. Alojamento Local Licence No. 3063/AL

Lovely 1 bed, top floor apartment, sleeps 2, with entry phone system. Ideally located, only a 5 minute stroll into the centre of Alvor, with its quaint narrow streets and good selection of restaurants and bars. A 7 minute walk takes you to the lovely sandy beach. Alvor is ideal for families and couples and a perfect retreat for adults to relax. The apartment is well furnished and equipped and has the advantage of a large private roof terrace, separate balcony, large kitchen/living room, bedroom and bathroom with shower. There is an allocated parking place in the underground garage, great for keeping the car cool in the summer.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

We live in Chingford and have two grown up sons. We met at a local tennis club 26 years ago where we both still play. I am a Librarian at a local college and my husband is an IT analyst.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Apartment is brilliant with everything we needed - obviously the sun terrace is the 'star' with much time spent here. A great central location for a wonderful holiday - would certainly recommend. Liz & John, July 2015.

Just to let you know, we had a brilliant stay in your apartment. There was everything we could possibly need, the terrace was breathtaking. Once again, thank you so much. We will definitely be returning. Anita, May 2013.

Just wanted to inform you that we had a lovely holiday and especially to let you know that we loved the accommodation; the location was perfect for our needs. We liked it so much so that we would like to rebook for next year.

Carol, May 2013.

We really enjoyed our stay in your lovely apartment. The weather was amazing and we have had a great time, thanks! We would definitely book with you again and will recommend the apartment and the resort to our friends. Amanda and Kevin, June 2012.

Would certainly love to stay again, and plan to see what vacancies you have for later in the year. We love Alvor, the beaches, the new walkways, but your apartment and roof terraces are unbelievable! Barbara, May 2012.

We had a great holiday and the apartment was brilliant, it made all the difference to our holiday, having so much in the apartment really was great.

Jackie, Oct 2011.
Jul 2015
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7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews


Location couldn't be better

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was immaculate and has everything you could want and the TV and free internet was an added bonus. Would have been nice to have a small covered dish to use in the microwave and Instructions for the oven could help too. Because it was on timer we couldn't get it to work so we gave up on the idea of a pizza for lunch only to work out the oven the next day. Having said that, we were impressed and the outside terrace and front balcony are fantastic. All communication with the owner was dealt with promptly and we would not hesitate to recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. We do not have instructions for the oven but glad you worked out how to use it and got to have your pizza. We will be over in August and will write up some instructions.
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Excellent Apartment In a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stay in this apartment. The location great and within easy walking distance of the beach and town centre. The roof terrace is an added bonus which allows easy access to the all day sun if you are to lazy to go down to the pool.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful apartment catering for all our needs

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd holiday in Alvor but our 1st time in this apartment, having stayed in a hotel previously. We liked the idea of being that bit closer to the town, having the private swimming pool so close and also the freedom that an apartment offers.This apartment looked really good on the website but in reality it was over and above our expectations. We run our own guest house in Scotland and realise the hard work that goes into being an accommodation provider, the owners of this place have got it just right.

We are currently in the process of booking for next year.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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As good as our fisrt visit

  • 5 of 5

This is the first time we have ever gone back to the same place twice, and it did not disappoint. We had a great week and we find the apartment and its location so relaxing. Marion thank you for letting stay in your holiday home, it just feels like home.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb apartment

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have just returned from a 10 night stay in this superb apartment.We were blessed with virtually wall to wall sunshine and Alvor is our favourite place in the Algarve.The apartment is spacious, airy and well furnished and has everything required for comfortable stay.The lounge has a small balcony off and the bedroom leads out onto a huge terrace which enables you to follow the sun from rise to set.Its a ten mniute stroll to the centre of Alvor though there are many bars and restaurants much nearer.We hope to return to this apartment next year.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to this apartment in Alvor and it still hasn't lost any of its charm. Very clean and has everything you need to cover all eventualities - the roof terrace is the perfect place to soak up the sun and if the weather is not playing ball, then there are lots of books, DVDs etc in the apartment to while away a few hours until it does. Great location being a short walk away from both the beach and the town centre with its many restaurants and shops. Also, near the bus stop for a day trip to Portimao - what more could you ask?

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We bought the property after spending a number of wonderful family holidays in Alvor. We love the beach and the beautiful estuary which is great for walks and birdwatching. We play tennis when we visit at a local clay court centre and enjoy the many restaurants in the evening.

Activity and Interests


Alvor's beach is a superb 3 mile stretch of golden sand just 5 to 7 minutes walk away with a number of beach cafes. Take a stroll along the beach or the newly constructed boardwalk through the nature reserve which includes marshland, saltpans and mudflats of the Alvor estuary which is great for birdwatching. Walk to the harbour and see the fishermen bringing in their morning catch.

Lunch on fresh charcoal-grilled sardines at one of the many harbour cafes with views across the river estuary.


Alvor is 45 minutes to 1 hour maximum from Faro Airport. An easy route on the motorway with smooth roads and no congestion. Car hire is not essential, but desirable if you want to tour around. Should you not wish to drive, we can arrange reliable transfers.


10 minutes to Praia da Rocha with marina and night clubs.

10 minutes to Portimao with its harbour and shopping centre.

20 minutes to Lagos, a larger resort with a yachting marina.

30 minutes to Caldas de Monchique, a picturesque spa village.

45 minutes to Monchique, a mountain town.

Only 1 hr 15 mins to the Costa de la Luz in Spain. Here you can visit Ayamonte, traditional Spanish town favoured by artists or the beach resorts of Isla Canela with its beautiful beaches.

Further Details:

Well stocked supermarket, 3 minutes walk away. Pingo Doce supermarket 5 mins by car, selling fresh meat, fish, fruit and vegetables and freshly baked bread. Internet access available in Cactos II and reception.

Good shopping for leather goods, pottery, table linen and cork products in local craft shops and markets.

Coach tours and jeep safaris available.

Local archaeology includes site of a roman villa and Neolithic burial chamber.

Treks and walks through the Monchique mountains among orange, fig, almond and cork trees.

Other activities include golf, sailing, fishing, horse riding, diving, canoeing, cycling, water theme parks and zoos.

Local sports centre in Alvor with indoor swimming pool and tennis courts for hire.

Local tennis centre at Alvor Praia with 5 clay courts offering tuition, racquet rental and tournaments.

Varied choice of local restaurants offering excellent fish and seafood, Portuguese cuisine, Italian, Chinese, Indian, Tex-Mex and English.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 5/2016
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
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Rate 6/2016
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
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Rate 1/2017
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3/2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Rate 4/2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5/2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Rate 6/2017
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
25% deposit on booking. The remainder is due 8 weeks prior to departure. £100 breakages deposit required with final balance. Our English speaking property management services are based locally and offer the following: A meet and greet service. 24 hr on-call support should you encounter any problems during your stay. (Charge payable for call-out). Welcome service to exchange keys and settle you in. Welcome pack on arrival.

Changeover Day:
Arrival/departure days/times by agreement.

Arrival Time at the Apartment:
Please note there is an additional charge for out of hours arrivals as follows:

9am to 6pm – no charge
6pm to midnight -€20
after midnight - €40

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
Minimum of 1 weeks rental.

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Updated: 15-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The large roof terrace can be enjoyed all day long and is ideal for al fresco dining. A place to relax in complete privacy.

Property Type

  • apartment


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


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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village


  • bay
  • churches
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 59 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom with shower, wc, bidet, hand basin. Hairdryers.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
  • Large fitted wardrobe. Safety deposit box. Doors to roof terrace. Air conditioning unit providing hot or cold air.


  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Welcome pack with tea, coffee, sugar, milk, juice and water. Adults only, no children or infants due to the apartment being located on the 3rd floor. Safety deposit box. The apartment 'Alojamento Local' is fully licensed with the local Portuguese authority. There is a well stocked supermarket 2 minutes walk away, on site mini market and cafes and bars which offer delicious snacks and light meals. Ali and Mark will offer you a warm welcome at the Cactos Bar II. (Some facilities not available during the winter season).

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