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This place spells H-O-L-I-D-A-Y. A true Oasis to relax and recharge

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Indoor Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Poolside 2bed Apt in Oasis Parque, Nr. Alvor, Family Friendly, Ideally Located just a short hop to Beach, Golf, Shops Et

Relax at the Oasis! Luxury 2 bedroom poolside apartment, overlooking the complex, with premium views against the backdrop of the Monchique mountains. The complex has 3 pools, one of which is indoor, jacuzzi, changing rooms, ample free sunloungers, tennis courts, and bar/restaurant which you have full access to. Local bars, restaurants and shops are within walking distance. A 5-10 minute drive will take your choice of the famous beaches of Alvor, Praia da Rocha and Praia da Vau. Family Fun begins at ZooMarine, Slide and Splash and AquaLand and there are a variety of cycling, canoeing and sailing tours designed for families and the more adventurous. There are numerous Championship golf courses just a short drive away, including Penina (home of Portuguese Open), Palmares, Alto Golf and Boa Vista Championship Golf Club. Close to the harbour town of Portimão and quaint fishing village of Alvor, Oasis Parque ideally suited to holidaymakers looking for something that little bit special.

Liam Whelan
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

About Liam Whelan

We are Liam and Catherine, originally from Dublin but now living in Kildare. We have two daughters, Emma 17 and Katie 15.

Liam Whelan purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Liam Whelan chose Portimão

We went to Portugal on a package holiday in July 2006

and we immediately struck with the differences between our package accomodation and that at Oasis Parque. Having left a very busy complex where you had to fight for a sun lounger and then pay for the privilege, we were immediately struck that the opposite was true here. We were impressed by the amount of space and the relaxed atmosphere around the pool. Then there was the cleanliness. From the pools, to the changing rooms and toilets, the standard was, and continues to be, impeccable. The leisure club/pool area is gated, and accessed by members with personal swipe cards, and you feel you, your children and your belongings are secure. So before we even went to look at the apartment for sale, we had fallen in love with Oasis Parque.

What makes this apartment unique

Location is key. We are just 45 mins from the airport, just a few minutes off the motorway, a nice easy drive down. We are just five minute drive from Alvor and equally from Portimao and the fabulous beaches and restaurants each have to offer. Being close to the motorway means you can be at a host of attractions in less than 15 minutes, be it numerous golf courses, the F1 Autodrome, Water parks, Shopping malls or whatever it is that you do on holidays.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Apartment superb, really well equipped. had a fantastic time, will spread the word. Would like to stay again. Mick & Sharon.

All been great over here. Apartment & club fantastic. Steve, Karen & George
Aug 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Portimão in Municipality of Portimão

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • En suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath w/shower, bidet, WC and wash hand basin. Bathroom with shower, WC and wash hand basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master en suite - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , new pillow top mattress for extra comfort (installed 2015)
    Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , new pillow top mattresses for extra comfort (installed 2015)
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed which opens to rear balcony. Bedroom 2 with twin beds which to opens to rear balcony. Living room has sofa bed. Baby travel cot.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: The air conditioning units are designed to heat or cool the rooms as required. There is a growing collection of books and board games in the apartment. Internet Access is available via WiFi at the apartment (unlimited download). If you require a PC, you can use one at the main reception (charges apply), and free WiFi is available at the poolside cafe. Public Pay-phones are available Outside: Guests will be given security cards to access the Oasis Parque leisure complex. Here there is a large indoor pool and Jacuzzi and changing rooms. Outside there is another large pool and a small pool for toddlers, 2 tennis courts and a children's playground. There are always ample sun loungers available, even during peak season. The poolside cafe bar provides good value and quality snacks during the day, and traditional and home fare food at night. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bathroom towels and linen are included in the price, and changed weekly. Please bring your own beach towels. Additional maid services can be arranged if required. Other: Front balcony overlooking the pool has glass table with sun parasol and 4 chairs for outdoor dining. Rear Balcony is fitted with small table & 2 chairs and enjoys view of Portimao and the city lights after dark.


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Lovely Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Oasis Parque. The complex was lovely, pool was great and never too busy.

The apartment was large and spacious, lovely and clean and ideal for the 4 of us (2 adults, 2 teenagers). Has 2 balconies, one was over looking the pool so we could watch the kids swimming in the mornings. The kitchen had everything you needed. There was a great selection of DVDs for the kids and the Wifi was also a bonus.

Definitely need a car as not many shops/restaurants near by but that wasn't a problem. A cab journey into Alvor port was approx. 10 Euros each way. There's a small restaurant on site but would recommend to book well in advance, home cooked food and a great bar area.

Would recommend to anyone and would consider staying again. The correspondence between Liam and myself was great, he always answered promptly and supplied lots of information before our stay. Thank you Liam!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Would definitely recommend

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time at Oasis Parque. The apartment was well stocked and lots of space. The air con was a godsend. The pools were fantastic and the tennis courts were used every day. The internet was a hit with my kids too! The only minor irritation was the frequent requests to see the passes to let us into the pool area even after 12 days of being there!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and great to see you enjoyed your stay so much. As for the card entry, I know it a small inconvenience, and I feel it too. But I cant control the rules of the leisure club, and it does make sense, as by controlling entry to members only, it ensures there is plenty of space for you when you visit. I hope to see you again sometime
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Very nice property in a very nice place

  • 5 of 5

A nice apartment set on a lovely complex. Good facilities and everything was in good condition.

We have been to oasis parque a few times and it is very peaceful and pleasant and has lovely facilities, and it is handy for both the shops and the beaches and lovely places nearby like Alvor. We look forward to returning some time.

CH, Edinburgh

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great appartment. Fantastic resort.

  • 5 of 5

We all had a great holiday at Oasis Parque. 12th time we've stayed at this resort. We love it!😀

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable, well maintained, home from home family holiday retreat. Always want to stay longer. Very enjoyable. Thanks. G. B. Belfast.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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good size, clean, good location

  • 5 of 5

It provided all we wanted, was very convenient to visit pool area and excellent Emma's cafe. Also only 7mins walk on quiet road to supermarkets.

All conveniences we needed were provided in the apartment, the decor and furnishings were in keeping with a modern theme, and the balcony overlooking the pool was a good size.

Although only 2 of us both bedrooms were doubles , one with en- suite bathroom and another shower room adjoining the other bedroom.

Very good all round.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:


Alvor is a long long beautiful beach, and since the making of a film there in recent years, is becoming an increasing popular destination with the local population.

Praia da Rocha is one of the Algarve's most famous beaches, and would have a more livelier strip.

Both of these beaches are about a 6-8 minute drive from Oasis Parque, and there are countless other beaches and walks to discover.


Faro International Airport is the most convenient to most travellers, and is approx a 40 minute drive to Oasis Parque. Alternatively you could fly to Lisbon Airport, but this is a two and a half to three hour drive, mainly on motorways.

For those of you lucky to have a private helicopter or plane, there is an aerodrome in Alvor, less than 5 minutes away.

It is recommeneded that you hire a car to fully explore the area.


There are supermarkets, and a small number bars and restaurants within walking distance.

Alvor and Portimao are respectively each about 5 mins drive away, or about 5 euros in a taxi, and offer more shopping, bars, clubs, and restaurants and beaches

The historic town of Silves is worth a visit about 15 minutes by car, and if you would like to go to the 'end of the earth' Cape St Vincent which is the most south westerly point of Europe, is approx 40 minutes for spectacular views

Further Details:

Alvor, which has many excellent restaurants and bars offering regional and international cuisine. The stunning beaches at Alvor are uncrowded and offer a safe environment for families. There are countless bars and restaurants serving everything from pizza to International quality cuisine, with many of the harbour side restaurants specializing in freshly caught fish cooked in front of you at an outdoor barbecue.

Portimao is a bustling city, with many shopping outlets, restaurants and bars. The local beach and “strip” here is the famous Praia da Rocha, and this is where you go more a more livlier night out. It has recently smartened up its waterside areas and is well worth a visit. If anything the shops here are better and more varied than in Lagos. Look out for the pedestrianised streets as this is where most of the good shops are.

For those with children, Zoomarine is a must – a full days entertainment for children of all ages with four shows repeated daily featuring dolphins, seal lions, parrots and birds of prey. All amusement rides, and pool facilities included in the admission – great value at 17 euros a child / 25 euros adult.

For those who like getting really wet, Slide and Splash, and AquaLand offer a variety of ways to spend time in the water.

LAGOS is a beautiful little town, and is about twenty minutes drive away. There is a good selection of shops, as well as lots of bars and restaurants. The yacht marina is an attractive recent addition to the town.

Cape St Vincent was once known as “the end of the world” as it is the most Westerly point in Europe, and reputedly has the most powerful lighthouse in Europe. This bit of coastline is on a par with the Cliffs of Moher for magnificent, rugged coastal scenery. Take a coat, when the wind blows, there is nothing but ocean between you and America!

Sagres is the last town on the road West towards Cape St Vincent. There are some nice beaches here, and a great pottery store.

The Algarve Autodrome is a 10 minute drive from here. Have the ultimate single seater experience in their racing school, or come along to the see some of the hottest racing action. Events include the Superbike World Championship, World Touring Car Championship, Formula 3000, The International Ferrari Challenge, Le Mans Series, and two rounds of the Portuguese Touring Car Championship.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Portimão, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
26 May 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
High Summer 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 19 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer 2018
20 Aug 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
Autumn 2018
10 Sep 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% required on booking and the balance paid 6 weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
We would encourage you to travel on days that suit you and are happy to price holidays on a daily rate.

Notes on prices:
Includes provision of fresh towels and bed linen, and checkout cleaning.
Any stay of 8 days or longer will receive a complimentary change of towels and linen
Prices are set in Euro but Pound/Dollar equivalent may be displayed if you are browsing from a non-Euro country
Flexible of check in/out day.
All utility charges are included (Gas, Electric, Water)
Price includes full access to the leisure club, and there are no charges at Oasis Parque for sun loungers, or tennis court use.
Additional Maid services are available upon request.
Prices based on up to four persons travelling. A surcharge of €5 per day for a fifth person will apply.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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