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Air Conditioned Apart - 2 Balconies & 2 Bathrooms With Private Pool For Guests

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Alvor, Western Algarve, Portugal - 5 Minutes Walk to Beach, Harbour And Village

This A/C holiday apartment has an on-site private swimming pool with attendant during summer months. 2016 is year 10 for guests staying at our up to date Apartment. Lifts take you and your luggage from a cool underground car space to the apartment on the 1st floor. There is a Reception. On and close to the complex are a variety of shops, cafes/restaurants and entertainment for all ages - no driving is necessary. Just about a 5 mins walk will take you to the super white beach via a small conservation area. By the beach are special cafes plus a harbour, sports centre and a modern promenade with free car parking spaces. In another direction a 5 mins walk will bring you directly to the centre of Alvor - a traditional and peaceful fishing village. Close to Alvor is a private airport where skydiving is organised. In and around the village are some 7 golf courses plus places where equipment can be hired. If you hire a car then you can easily travel into the nearby mountains, visit a castle, or drive along the coastline to the fabulous marinas.

See our price options in cases where early or last minutes bookings are possible to get our best prices. If in double just email or call us using the details on the Contacts area here or via the link to our own website.

More Details

Laurie and Jean
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
1 February, 2017

About Laurie and Jean

We are a married couple who have been taking holidays in the Algarve for many years. On seeing Alvor we knew we had found the perfect holiday centre for ourselves, couples and families.

In the past Laurie worked in telecoms, TV repairs and minor property rentals while Jean has run a Guest House, done various accounting jobs and worked for the Rural Payments Agency.

Our interests now include our married children, grandchildren, good food & wine, photography, patchwork, building websites, and cross-stitch.

Laurie and Jean purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Laurie and Jean chose Portimao region

After discovering Alvor the next job was to find the perfect place to buy. We wanted and got, with lots of local help from ex-patriots, a holiday apartment rather than a residential flat, at a location equi-distant from the village, beach and harbour. In addition we were very impressed with the on-site swimming pool and delightful local restaurants and shops.

Travelling to the apartment takes less than 1 hour by car from Faro, the international airport serving the Algarve. Being away from flight paths was a consideration yet we are just a few Kilometers from local towns and other holiday resorts. Added to this a trip by car or tour bus will quickly take you into the nearby mountains to enjoy fabulous views of the coastline.

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment is very bright, south facing, and welcoming. As you enter you will probably immediately feel relaxed, yet safe. You will find you are on first floor, reached by lifts or stairs from street level or the cool underground car-park.

The sun hits both balconies most of the day so there will be plenty of opportunity to relax and enjoy the warmth.

Our friendly, sociable and helpful on-site agents will meet you to hand over the keys and pool pass (summer months), show you the apartment and provide you with a starter pack so you can begin what we hope will be a wonderful holiday experience.

On our 2 visits each year we replace items that need renewal plus often get busy freshening up some paintwork for our guests to enjoy.

Most locals you may meet speak good English.

Guestbook comments from the owner

All equipment is kept fresh and checked personally by us twice a year. You are invited to read comments from our guests that have been added to our website. The website address can be found below. We welcome your feedback to help us make every trip better.
Mar 2007
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(3 traveller reviews)

United Kingdom


  • 5 of 5

The apartment is well equipped with everything you could need on a self catering holiday. Although it would be a shame not to try all the lovely restaurants in Alvor.....there is something for everyone. Alvor is a lovely village and walking round the narrow streets at night was a delight. The apartment is perfectly placed being a short walk from the beautiful beach and the boardwalks and also not far from a great choice of restaurants. The pool at the apartment is large and well maintained with plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas. Alvor is a great destination and we would love to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for making this Review. It is so pleasing to know you enjoyed your stay in Alvor and our apartment. Our local Agent said what a pleasure it was to meet you.
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Lovely holiday apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed one week in this apartment in Alvor and had an absolutely lovely time! Alvor was beautiful and Laurie and Jean's apartment was great. It was very clean and very well equipped with everything you could possibly need for a holiday; it was just a couple of minutes walk down to the pool area and plaza where there were lots of cafes/bars and also a little supermarket (where you can buy a 7 ft inflatable lobster if it takes your fancy - we are now the proud owners of one!). My girls (9 and 12) loved the pool - it was quite big and good to have a proper swim in (just as well it was big as lobster took up quite a bit of it!). The town centre was just a 5 min walk away as was the harbour and the beach (the beach in Alvor is fantastic - my friend lives in Florida and has been to Alvor - she said it is nicer than the beaches over there!). There was an Intermarche big supermarket just around the corner, again just a few minutes walk, and there were also many restaurants behind the apartments which we visited as well (a good pizza place that my girls loved). The apartment over looks the plaza area and it was lovely to sit out on the kitchen balcony with a glass of wine at lunchtime or in the evening. The apartment has 2 x twin bedded rooms one of which is ensuite and the other has a separate bathroom. The kitchen / lounge area is very spacious as well. Jackie who looks after the apartment was so helpful and very kindly let us leave our cases in her bar on our last day. We will hopefully come back one day! Many thanks for a lovely stay!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for such a comprehensive review that captures all the things we love about Alvor and taking one or two outings there every year. May you enjoy many happy holidays wherever you go. Laurie and Jean
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Best holiday ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at apartment lunchtime and were met by the wonderfully energetic Jackie who immediately made us very welcome. The apartment is beautifully decorated and anything you might every need is supplied in the apartment. Great view from balcony overlooking square. Onsite bars and restaurants great value and great food. Everyone very friendly. We had two grandchildren with us and they loved every minute of their stay. The Pools are very safe and wonderfully clean as is the whole of Alvor. We definitely recommend this apartment for homeliness not just another holiday let. Thanks to the owners for making this holiday great and we will definitely be back.....

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were thrilled to read this review and feel that our efforts to improve the Apartment are so appreciated. Added to this we are not at all surprised to hear how friendly and supportive Jackie has been and is always with our guests. We plan to carry on making major improvements so our guests get the best holiday possible and we have as much enjoyment too when we make visits at least twice a year.
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Early Spring
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
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1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
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Early Summer
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
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1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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Top Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
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Late Summer
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
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1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
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1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Early (+6months) or Last Minute Bookings:
If you decide early or perhaps at the last minute then we can offer you a holiday booking of the Apartment with a 25% or 50% discount on the advertised price if the Booking is made up to a week in advance of the holiday. The full agreed payment will be called for these bookings rather than a Deposit followed by Balance payments. However, the savings would be large - especially for a party of up to six.

Booking Notes:
Please call or email us to make a provisional booking that will be held in your name for a limited period. Deposits (10% of agreed price for the holiday) can be transferred by your bank electronically sent via PayPal. The balance is payable 1 month prior to holiday start date.

Changeover Day:
Any day you choose so long as the apartment is available. Our aim is to encourage guests to find and book their own low cost flights - which are often midweek.

Notes on prices:
Prices listed above are in GB Pounds for the property per night. Golfing parties often prefer visiting during the winter months. Contact us to agree a price, deposit, and a payment plan - summer or winter. Prices will be agreed for the year in which the booking is made based on the prices shown.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Alvor in Algarve

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift ...
  • 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
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shower is partly open - see one of the photos
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bath has a hand-held shower
  • Family bathroom with bath with hand shower, grab rails, non-slip bath mat for safety, double sink, mirror, wc, heated towel rail, night-light and shaver socket. The Master Bedroom has a new En-Suite Shower, with heated towel rail, shaver socket and wc.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , A Cot is available on Request
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , A Cot availble on Request
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - with balcony and A/C - has twin beds, an en-suite shower room, large wardrobe, luggage stand, and dressing table. Bedroom 2 - Air Conditioning with twin beds, bedside table, large wardrobe, safe, luggage stand and a dressing table with table lamp. A large window overlooks a pedestrian square. A hair dryer is provided.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: This south facing air-conditioned apartment is bright and usually warm throughout the day - the Algarve has approaching 300 sunny days a year. Each room faces South and the apartment is fully floor tiled. Overall the apartment size is around 1000 sq. feet. The A/C will also keep you warm on any cooler winter evening in. Bedroom 1 and the Family Bathroom are lockable. (The existing Bathroom was completely updated in January 2015 and a new en-suite Shower Room for Bedroom 1 was built during January 2015.) A personal key safe is also provided. Free WiFi using password access is provided to the Internet. The internet enables guests to view home TV channels from many countries. A complimentary Starter Pack will be given to you on arrival. There has never been a need to charge for electricity or water during the summer or winter. Your conservation of these resources would be appreciated. However, there is a no smoking policy and a smoke detector has been fitted. Also no pets are allowed. Outside: A large circular shared swimming pool with adjacent shallow pool and attendant during summer months will be found on the site - a pre-paid free pass will be provided for access during your stay. Sun-bathing is available around the pools - see one of the photographs to gain an idea of the size and general facilities. Adjacent to the swimming pool is a lush garden area. In addition, on this modern holiday complex there is a large Tiled Square surrounded by Shops and Cafe/bars. Adjacent to the site are tennis courts to which access can be gained via the Main Reception Desk. In addition you will find Table Football and Pool Tables dotted around. This apartment overlooks the large pleasantly tiled square with a small central feature and decorative street lamp. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fresh Towels and Duvet covers with under-sheets and Pillow Cases are provided fresh for each tenancy (a daily maid service can be discussed with our on-site Agents). Other: A foldaway drying frame is provided on the Balcony leading from the Master Bedroom. Previous guests have left beach parasols, and a variety of beach toys for children to enjoy. Do explore cupboards and drawers to find the very latest donated gifts.

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