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Apartment With Large Communal Pool & Air Con



Updated: 02-Sep-2016
Apartment near Alvor, Algarve, Portugal - Spectacular, 5 Mins Walk From Golf, 20 Mins Walk From Town, 15 Mins Walk To Beach

Magnificent luxury apartment-the largest 2 bedroom apartment at Ma Partilha! For those that want the very, very best-with air conditioning, heating, massage bath,50 inch large screen TV / Sky, DVD, CD, PS2 and a few games,ipod and iphone docking station, 2 bathrooms, 2 bedrooms (one with additional sofa bed). On the ground floor. Huge communal pool with changing rooms. Underground parking, video entry system,internet cafe, pizza restaurant and Pastelarias on complex.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are on hand locally for enquiries,we believe this makes a huge difference when it comes to general assistance ..whether it be planning a surprise birthday or just advising on excursions.

For us customer service is paramount,our repeat guests testify to the fact that we love to assist to make their holiday special.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Many thanks for the use of the excellent apartment a real home-from-home. The Waller Family. August 2007. The Driver family The apartment was lovely and we will certainly recommend to our friends and indeed stay again in the future. We loved Portugal and will be returning. July 2008.The Smith Family Many thanks had a great time the children loved the swimming pool and the apartment. Look forward to coming back soon July 2008.
Sep 2006
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2 Reviews

based on 2 holidaymaker reviews

Mansfield Woodhouse

Ma home in Ma Partilha

  • 5 of 5

Seven years ago I randomly contacted Carol Harvey at Owners Direct to hire her apartment at Ma Partilha. Unfortunately it was already booked but she offered me her private Villa at Porches as an alternative. That offer was a Godsend, and, as a result me my wife, all three married children and five grandchildren have visited Carol's properties, at least twice a year since.

The apartment, is superb and has everything you need. It has become our home from home in the glorious Portuguese sunshine. It is always spotless when you arrive, and is spacious and comfortable with a massive TV, Games console, DVD player, games, Library, air conditioning, etc.

It is perfectly located midway between Alvor and Portimao and only minutes from the beach, The Alto Golf course and numerous restaurants.

If you prefer to eat in, local Supermarkets include Continente, Pingo Doce, Aldi and Lidl. These are perfect haunts for those on a budget and offer quality food and wine at prices competitive with the UK.

There are numerous beaches on The Algarve but my favourite is that in Alvor. For sand and sea holidays this is the ultimate.

By now, you should realise I love everything about this venue. It is perfect for couples and families alike and the gated entry and underground garage gives you peace of mind.

I have thought of buying an apartment in the area, but, why would I when Carol provides the service she does.

I hope that you decide to try the Ma Partilha apartment but, if there are more than 6 of you please consider The Porches villa. Five bedrooms, full sized snooker room, private swimming pool, and a tranquillity that only nature can provide.

I hope this has been of use to all considering a visit to The Algarve.

Jim Smith (Wife Gill and all the family)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jim, Gill and there lovely family are my longest standing guests. The review Jim has wriitten is better than my advert on ownersdirect!! I am pleased they look on the apartment as there second home in the Algarve and there beds will always be ready for there return. One word of warning hide the mop as when they leave the apartment is spotless and all the floors mopped. Best Wishes to all Carol
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  • 5 of 5

Having stayed at Ma Parthila before (different apartment) we knew the location was ideal for what we wanted, but the apartment was also perfect!

It had wide open spaces and felt massive but also homely. There was plenty of storage in built-in wardrobes and the kitchen was modern and had everything you could need. The lounge was comfortable and the 2 bathrooms were clean and plenty big enough for all 5 of us. The pool is big and clean, and we had it to ourselves nearly all day every day!

The air conditioning units in the apartment are in the lounge and master bedroom, we had it on through the night at the beginning but it can be a little too noisy to sleep, although there are ceiling fans in all rooms which do keep it cool.

The massive TV was a bonus (purely to entertain the toddler while the adults were getting ready), and there's a playstation/DVDs/games if you're that way inclined.

The owner and a cleaner came half way through our trip to clean the apartment, and we returned to it looking immaculate again. While they were there I mentioned about a door handle that had fallen off earlier that day and they fixed it immediately. The owner had also offered to take us to the supermarket on our arrival, which would be very helpful if you are first time visitors or didn't like walking!

The walk into Alvor took abut 30minutes (downhill) which was nice for us as we like a walk (best around 7.30-8 so you can watch the sunset on the village) although some nights we got a taxi back up hill as we have a toddler in the pram - this cost around ?4 (?3.25). If you're planning a trip the restaurants in the village you need to go to include Ruccula, Vagabondo, Piccolo Mondo and Capacho, although there aren't really any bad ones we have found. There is a bakery 2 minutes walk from the apartment where they also do toasties etc which we used for lunch a couple of times, the bread is lovely! The walk to the beach is about 20 minutes, and definitely worth going to.

We did venture to Praia de Rocha one night, but living near Blackpool it was very touristy there and so busy, it was just like Blackpool but warmer. There is a restaurant there called All Beef however, which is definitely worth the trip (?6 in a taxi).

We would definitely recommend this apartment, and will be visiting again in the future. Pleasure doing business with lovely people.

Thanks Carol!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Debbie and Family I am so pleased you enjoyed you stay at MaPartilha,and many thanks for your kind and informative comments, you are a great family and welcome anytime. Hope to see you again soon. Best Wishes to all Carol
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Beach : Alvor and Vau at 1 Kilometres Car: not necessary


It is 15/20 mins walk to the nearest beach (2 minutes in a car) of Praia da Vau famed for the healing properties of its waters (rich in Iodine).

There are other beaches close by including Praia da Germao (I think the most beautiful beach in the Algarve), the beach at Alvor and Praia da Rocha with clubs and casinos nearby.


Faro airport is 45-55 mins away, I recommend car hire so that you can explore the other delights Portugal has to offer.


20 mins walk to the town of Alvor. Recommend the beach and old lifeboat centre at the harbour in Alvor. All cuisine available Indian, Chinese restaurants, bars, pizza.

Further Details:

Restaurant at top of the road. (Big Reds) which serves all top cuisine, steaks, seafood etc. Pizza takeaway and Pastelaria (for hot croissants and superb sandwiches in the morning!) Papershop, internet cafe, and small supermarket at the top of the road. Many cafes, bars and restaurants all within walking distance. Banks, bars etc all in Alvor Town. No smoking apartment. Carnival in Portugal will be 8th March an event not to e missed.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Nov to March
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
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1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
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1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Once you contact us we will confirm the availability of the dates and supply any additional info you may require including pics. We will then send you a booking form once dates are agreed which we ask you to sign and return along with your 25% deposit payable by bank transfer or cheque. Payment in full must be complete 8 weeks prior to arrival.

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Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Maximum occupancy 6. Special prices available for long term winter lets. Please contact me for more information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 02-Sep-2016
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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • resort


  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • En suite bathroom 1 to master bedroom 1 with massage bath, shower, wc, bidet and heated towel rail. Bathroom 2 with bath, shower, wc, bidet and heated towel rail.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Huge Master Bedroom with double bed and click clack bed plus ceiling fan and air con. Ensuite bathroom Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds and ceiling fan. Double glazed with security shutters.


  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: This property is the ideal break at any time of year! Central heating, heating via air conditioning or radiators, suitable for everyone including children, older folk etc. There is not direct wheelchair access but this is a ground floor apartment, with very few steps and the apartment right inside the door to the left. If you access the apartment from the underground car park, there is a lift to the ground floor. So no stairs. Outside: Substantial grassed area to front and back - the largest on the complex. Giant sized shared pool with underground toilets and showers. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen changed once per week, cleaning twice per week. Other: All the rooms are decorated to an exceptionally high standard throughout.

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