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Poolside apartment with BBQ, covered terrace for outdoor dining



Updated: 24-Sep-2016
Apartment in Casa Mirama, Alvor, Western Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Location, 15 Mins Stroll To Picturesque Fishing Village Of Alvor. 3464/AL

Casa Mirama is a large villa split into two self contained apartments. Wi-fi available. The spacious poolside ground floor apartment has its own entrance and sole use of the pool. There are 2 large bedrooms & 2 bathrooms, open plan lounge/kitchenette with sliding doors leading to large covered terrace with BBQ ideal for outdoor dining overlooking the pool and garden. The salt water pool has a safe shallow end for children. Located in a quiet area the villa is a 10 to 15 minute stroll on flat ground to Alvor village with promenade, harbour and great choice of cafes and restaurants offering local and international cuisine from expensive to budget family meals. There are a number of restaurants and local supermarket 5 minutes walk away if you choose not to go into the village. The superb beach is 25 minutes walk (5 mins by car). Parking available outside. Supermarket 5 minutes walk. The nature reserve is walking distance. There are many golf courses and further activities a short drive away.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the owner

17 August 2016 We have had the best holiday and feel we have joined a select club lucky enough to have found this place. The apartment is perfect, so well equipped, light, airy and spacious. We loved the pool and garden of course. We arrived feeling fraught and leave feeling relaxed. We discovered lots of lovely places, restaurants and beaches. We even went parascending and to the water parks which the kids loved. I hope we will be back next year or the year after. I couldn't face leaving if we didn't think we'd come again. Thank you both for having us. Nic, John, Ben, James & Gracie, Wilts

4 September 2015 Our 3rd time at Casa Mirama and once again had a wonderful time. We were made to feel welcome as always. Again the weather was fantastic. One or two new restaurants since our last visit with more than enough to choose from. Have already booked for next June and look forward to see you both again. George, Janice, Geoff & Chris, Manchester

September 2014 We have been coming to Portugal for over 20 years and this is our first stay in Alvor and we will be back. The villa is superb. The starter pack and other essentials provided were greatly appreciated - no immediate rush to the shops - a first for us. Ellen & Neil, Nottingham.

July 2013 What a wonderful holiday we have enjoyed once again. The boys thoroughly loved the pool as we did the sunshine. It is just so relaxing & very much home from home. Looking forward to returning to Casa Mirama. Maurice, Claire, Callum & Jack, Belfast

2 Sept 2012 Alvor is one of our favourite holiday destinations and Casa Mirama now tops our accommodation list. We have had a fabulously relaxing 2 weeks. Andrea, Stuart, Oliver & Natasha, Staffordshire

5 August 2011 Sixth time to Casa Mirama & had a marvelous time and looking forward to coming back. Superb summer holiday. Karin, Paul, Floor & Lotte, Holland

29 October 2010. Once again what a lovely relaxing time in a very comfortable villa. The weather has been lovely for October. The pool was much enjoyed by the boys. The Lloyds, Chiswick

4 April 2009 We have had a wonderful stay, loved the beaches at Alvor and Tres Irmos. The accomodation was first class. Our first trip to the Algarve and we are keen to come back. Sue & Jim, Essex.

1 Sept 2008 Accommodation comfortable and met all our needs. Great to see the kids in the pool. Enjoyed the barbies. Chris, Cassie & Rick, Sheffield
Aug 2016
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 70 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Alto Club at 4 Kilometres Nearest Train : Portimaoe at 4 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 (toll) or N125 free at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Dom Joao at 1 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Quinta da Rocha nature reserve for birdwatching and bird-ringing - open every Thursday morning -10 minutes drive.


25 mins walk or 5 min drive (1.7km), also local bus to 3 miles of white sandy beach with boardwalk around Alvor Bay and sand dunes with views of flora & bird life. Sun-loungers & umbrellas for hire at the beach and choice of cafes & restaurants. Ample parting.

Walk along Alvor beach to Prainha, stunning views on the high sandstone cliff tops, continue to Vau through pine trees with more cliff top views. Três irmãos, Praia do Vau & Praia do Rocha are some of the beaches within walking distance.


Faro airport is approximately 45 mins to1 hour by car. A car is not absolutely necessary when staying at the apartment being only a 10-15 min walk into the village. There is a good taxi service into the village which is only 7 euros. Some guests hire a car and pick it up at the airport. It is also possible to get a taxi or mini bus airport transfer and hire a car in Alvor. This saves the hassle of queuing for car hire on arrival, departure. We can arrange for a taxi to collect you from the airport. Minibuses can take up to 8 people. Local buses are available.


Alvor village easy 10 - 15 min walk. Beach 25 min walk (5 min car). Local restaurants easy 5 min stroll. Nearest shop 5 min walk. Nearest supermarket 1o min walk. Bird watching at Quinta da Rocha 15 min drive. Zoo marine, Guia 50km. Slide and Splash water park, Estobar, East of Lagoa sign posted off EN125 - 30 min drive. Aqualand open air water-park, Alcantarilha 30 min drive. Aerodrome for pleasure flights and sky diving 2km. Portimao marina for yacht hire 7km (15 min drive). Kite surfing in Alvor.

Further Details:

Alvor is a choice destination for visitors who wish to either stroll along the promenade and harbour stopping for coffee or enjoy the spectacular sunset with an evening drink and meal. Visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to restaurants as the choice is huge offering local grilled fish, international cuisine, chicken and chips, meaty beef/pork ribs or steaks to vegetarian.

The mountains of Monchique make a great day out, offering fabulous views while enjoying some of the best chicken piri piri.

Alvor has many shops selling beach goods, clothes, shoes, leather goods, cork products and souvenirs. All amenities are available, supermarket, tourist office, post office, banks, cash machines, dentist, pharmacy or private hospital offering excellent facilities.

Within an easy drive there are many places of interest for adults and children and day trips can be organised by the travel shops in the village.

Active visitors can participate in numerous leisure pursuits available from Dolphin watching, sightseeing, offshore fishing, canoeing, surfing, safaris, cross country cycling tours, tennis, golf, kite surfing, sailing, hand gliding; nature lovers and birdwatchers can walk to the marshland / saltpans and mudflats on the Alvor Estuary. Wine tasting tours are available.

Not so active visitors are able to laze on one of the many long sandy beaches on sun-loungers under umbrellas within easy reach of the beach front cafes and restaurant.

Seville is a 5 hour bus journey - only 34 euros return or a 3 hr car journey from Alvor.

Our information book has details on all the above activities.

Within an easy 5/10 minute stroll from the villa are the following restaurants:

Grill Dourado - good grilled chicken & chips and dish of the day.

Al Capone - Not just an Italian restaurant.

Dom Joao - popular Portuguese family run restaurant.

A Nora - farmhouse Portuguese restaurant with local food.

Casa d'Avo Maria - lovely setting with good menu.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 6
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 1
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
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for 7 nights
Rate 2
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
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Rate 4
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Booking Notes:
All prices based on 4 people sharing. Extra person £50 per week.
£150 non refundable deposit to secure apartment. Final payment 65 days prior to check in.
CANCELLATION: Final payment can only be refunded if accommodation is re let.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover dates in order to obtain cheaper flights, subject to prior bookings.
Arrival 2 - 3 pm. Departure 10am, negotiable if no prior bookings.

The apartment can be rented as a one bedroom one bathroom April/May/October for £550 per week and in June or September for £600 per week based on two persons staying. Each addition person will be £50 per week.
Otherwise rates are based on 4 persons sharing.
Bookings held for 7 days by which time a deposit is required.

We provide 1ltr water & UHT milk, tea, coffee and bottle of wine.
Optional extra: Welcome pack £15 (1ltr water & fresh milk, cheese, ham, bread & butter, tea, coffee and bottle of wine)

Maid service included for 2 week stays being change of linen/towels and clean.
For stays of 8 to 13 nights mid stay change and clean extra £25 for one bedroom apartment and £35 for two bedroom apartment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 24-Sep-2016
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Property Type

  • apartment


  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village


  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower, hand basin & WC and washing machine. 2nd bathroom off lounge adjacent to second bedroom with shower, basin and wc. Both bathrooms modern with large mirrors and generous lighting.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with kingsize bed & sliding door to pool area. Bedroom 2 twin beds (can be double) overlooking pool. Both rooms with large built-in wardrobes, side tables, reading lamps & vanity tables. Space for Z beds/cot in both room. Hair dryer.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The price is based on 4 people sharing for 1 week. Extra person £30 per week. Suitable for families or couples. Both bedrooms are spacious and can accommodate a fold down bed/cot, alternatively an extra bed can fit in the lounge. The cot includes cotton linen and waterproof. The poolside apartment is on ground level and safe for children. The pool can be viewed from every room. Guests have commented how cool the apartment is in the hot months especially if the shutters are closed. There are two free standing fans. There is a single electric induction hob, combi microwave and a single gas ring on the BBQ. Two free standing heaters available in the cooler months. Non smoking indoors. Outside: Generous 9.5x5m pool for sole use of guests in the poolside apartment. A splendid large and shady covered terrace adjacent to the pool with bourgainvillea, surrounded by a spacious private garden. Lovely sunsets in the evening. On the terrace dining table, 6 chairs and a gas BBQ with double grill, hot plate & gas hob for outdoor al fresco dining. A further table with 4 chairs and 4 adjustable sun-loungers are positioned around the pool. The pool is surrounded by non slip tiles with outdoor shower. The covered terrace, garden and pool are situated with a south/westerly aspect. The sun will be on the garden and pool all day leaving the terrace in the shade until late afternoon/evening. Outside lighting on terrace to enjoy the long evenings. Buses pass at the top of the road every 30 mins to the village and beach. Connections to Portimao & Lagos are available at the bus stop in the village. Trains from Portimao to major cities. Utility Room: Ironing board and iron available. Washing machine is in the en-suite bathroom. Drying wrack. Two free standing fans. High chair, cot and potty available. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen included and changed weekly together with a clean. Please bring your own beach towels, if you prefer not to carry heavy beach towels we can rent them out at 5 euros each. There is a washing machine in the en-suite bathroom.

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