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1 bed/ 2 bath apartment in small complex with pool.



Updated: 09-Aug-2016
Apartment in Alvor, Western Algarve, Portugal - Quiet Location within walking distance of beach and Centre of Alvor

Ideally and centrally located in the Maralvor development within easy walking distance approx 10 mins of Alvor town centre, the beach and restaurants, sports centre and picturesque harbour. The apartment is situated within a well run, small development, with its own reception, lifts (2 for the apartment's section ) swimming pool (separate children's section -60cm deep) and cafe/bar (in season) Air-conditioning in lounge and bedroom. It sleeps 4/5, is most spacious and comfortable and fully equipped. A large roof terrace area offers panoramic views of the surrounding area and may be used for sunbathing if desired. Car hire, although desirable is not essential and direct transport either by private operator or taxi at reasonable cost is readily available from Faro Airport (approx 50 mins mostly by motorway). Alvor is an ideal base for the perfect holiday, whether lazing in the sun either at the pool or on the beach or engaging in many of the local sports and activities.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

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About the Owner

We are a retired couple from Inverness Scotland.

We are in our 60s and have one son, one grandson and two granddaughters.

We have many friends in the area and love the Portuguese people.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Feedback from guests has always been extremely favourable eg

"Apartment is fantastic The welcome pack is a nice touch.Plenty of room for 4. Second bathroom is a Godsend. Had a wonderful holiday." Debbie & Ian-Wirral, England

"Great apartment. Air conditioning is a Godsend. Thank you for welcome pack. Fantastic holiday. Just what the doctor ordered!" Dianne & Brian Wallasey.England

"Very wonderful apartment;well finished and spacious;Thanks for all services and information provided."Adriano Champigny, France.

"Lovely apartment;great location;great time. Thank you." Eamonn Belfast, N.I.
May 2009
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17 Reviews

based on 17 holidaymaker reviews


home from home

  • 5 of 5

Thankyou for a great stay at your apartment. It was a real home from home. Two agents met us on arrival and were more than helpful during our stay, even letting us stay on last day before a late flight. Apartment is spotless, spacious , 3 bathrooms are great! Comfy double bed, large balcony, great kitchen and pool.

No snack bar opened this year but lots of info in visitors book about nearests shops etc 10/15 min walk to beach and town. 4 euro in taxi

Home (cheaper during day)

Thanks eleanor for everything

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our apartment. Just one thing there are only two bathrooms
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Spotlessly clean spacious apartment.

  • 5 of 5

Just had a great 10 day holiday at Maralvor. The apartment was extremely spacious and spotlessly clean. Even at the height of the season there was none the usual getting up at the crack of dawn to get a sun bed! Pool area was spotless as well. Having two children the wi-fi in the apartment was a welcome addition. The apartment was a 10 min stroll(with a 10 & 7 year old) at the most to get into the centre of Alvor. Would definitely recommend staying at this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you So glad you and the family enjoyed your stay.
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  • 5 of 5

We always find the apartment in immaculate order and spotlessly clean. We love having two balconies to choose from, one where we can sit out if it is windy or wet. We also love having two bathrooms - ideal! The bed is exceptionally comfortable. The kitchen is also spotlessly clean and so well equipped that we have all we need. Staying in Eleanor and Ian's lovely home adds greatly to our enjoyment of our holiday and whilst in Alvor we wouldn't want to go anywhere else!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent Apatment

  • 5 of 5

Excellent Apartment A real home from home with everything you need ,and A nice friendly welcome when we arrived which was late in the evening from Joana & Suzana who lets you know everything you need to know about the apartment and surrounding area .Good location for the beach and only a short walk to the town very handy to have Wi-Fi as we had our teenage daughter with us (no big phone bill when we came back ) the complex its self is very quiet in the evenings and well maintained good sized pool with plenty of sun beds , Alvor is an ideal family location and the apartment is a good match ,Thank you Eleanor & Ian

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous holiday

  • 5 of 5

A fabulous holiday in Alvor. Easy friendly efficient communication throughout booking and confirming rental via owners email. We had a very friendly informative welcome on our arrival. The apartment was spotless, well equipped, spacious, comfortable and felt very homely. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Many thanks

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you So glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Great place to stay

  • 3 of 5

We have stayed at this apartment quite a few times and would always recommend it. It is very comfortable, like a home from home really, and very well equipped throughout. An added bonus is the air conditioning in the lounge and bedroom. The living room has two sofa beds and the bedroom has a comfortable king size bed with a further z bed if needed. We were a party of six this year so having two bathrooms was brilliant. The complex itself is quite compact and so it is great for families. There is a small bar that serves snacks and the pool is very well maintained with plenty of sunbeds. Maralvor is approximately 15 minutes walk from the centre of town which is buzzing with great bars and some lovely restaurants. The beach at Alvor is stunning and its a lovely walk around the coves. there's a harbour to walk along too and if you don't fancy a 15 minute walk back to the apartment after a night out, the taxi rank at the rotunda will bring you back for a few euros. Its a nice, family sized apartment for a good price.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for returning to the apartment for another visit. Glad you had a good holiday
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From the Owner

We have been visiting the Algarve for 25 years and moved to our present apartment in 2009. We previously had an apartment a little inland but decided that we preferred to be nearer the village of Alvor with its amenites.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 64 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : At the poolside Nearest Train : Portimao at 5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Many nearby at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Alvor at 1 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Only 20 minute drive to the new F1 circuit, hosting the Superbikes and other racing competitions. Also available are cycling; surfing; windsurfing, dune buggy racing; sea-angling; horse riding, dolphin spotting; sea cruises, sand sculptures exhibition, Slide and Splash; trekking and walking; visit the scenic unspoiled Monchique mountain area and the majestic Silves Castle, both within easy travelling distance of Alvor. The weekly ‘Resident’ magazine and Portugal News newspaper (free in some supermarkets and at the airport) provide valuable information regarding special events, exhibitions and local markets as well as local news.


Alvor (with its wonderful restaurants, bars and tourist shops), the beach and its picturesque harbour and promenade (with its cafes) are only 10 minutes walk from the apartment. Praia do Vau and Praia da Rocha with their spectacular beaches are also within approx 30 mins walking distance. Alvor has its own large public swimming pool and sports centre near the harbour.


Faro airport to Alvor is about 50km / 50 mins drive and is mostly motorway. Airport transfers can be arranged. There is a local bus service to Portimao. There is also a train service from Faro to Portimao. Taxis are readily available. Car hire, although desirable is not essential


Portimao 5 kilometers Harbour Commercial Street

Lagos 21 Kilometers Marina and Promenade

Further Details:

Alvor has a huge variety of restaurants, tourist and specialist shops, bars and local fresh fish/vegetable market, supermarket, banks, historic chapel and Post Office etc.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 5
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
£100 deposit required to secure apartment with full payment 10 weeks prior to arrival dates. Otherwise by arrangement. Please enquire for rate if last minute booking required

Changeover Day:
The owners are generally flexible as to what dates best suit guests for a changeover. Checking out please by 10.00am on the day of departure and check in is available from 4.00pm on the day of arrival.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per week in UK pounds.
All prices are fully inclusive of water, electricity, linen & towels (not Beach) Discounts given on monthly winter rentals but water & electricity not included. Please contact owner for monthly and long term rentals. Special rates for longer bookings in January – March. Please ask the Owner for further details.
Booking deposit £100. Balance payable 10 weeks prior to holiday. Last-minute bookings discount available -please ask.

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From the Owner

We enjoy walking on the board walk round the estuary and the fact that although the apartment is a little out of the village we con walk into the village or to the beach in 10 minutes. We also enjoy a game of golf at a number of golf courses which are all within 30 minutes drive of the apartment. Sea fishing is available from the harbour at Alvor We enjoy eating out many restaurants especially those with Portuguese menus

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront


  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom for the double bedroom with bath and shower, WC, bidet and wash hand basin. Separate bathroom accessed from the lounge with shower cubicle, WC and wash-hand basin.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 4/5 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms /Lounge -2 sofa beds Notes on bedrooms: Double bedroom with king size bed; built in wardrobe; Two double sofa beds in lounge. A foldaway bed can be used in the enclosed section of the balcony (lockable) off the bedroom-suitable for older child only). Wardrobe in hallway for guests using lounge.


  • Golf ...

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: The apartment is large (90 m2 - almost twice the size of some 1 bedroom apartments) and unusually enjoys two bathrooms, one of which is en-suite to the double bedroom. The apartment has been renovated and decorated and is fitted out to a high standard. Outside: Shared swimming pool with separate children's section (60cm deep) equipped with sun loungers and sun shades; adjacent to the cafe/snack bar (both the pool and the cafe/bar are open during most of the year). The apartment balcony is a good size.There is a small BBQ in the cupboard on the balcony and two sunloungers which guests are welcome to use on the roof terrace if they so desire. Dining out locally is a definite must and offers both superb variety and value. Eg. Visit the local Bouganvilla restaurant and cook their delicious ‘steak on a stone’ to your own specification! Sample Portuguese sardines in season as you watch the sun setting over the harbour and you will enjoy an unforgettable treat! Utility Room: Washing machine in the balcony outside kitchen door, space for drying clothes on dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The flat is cleaned prior to the arrival of guests. There is change of towels and linen where stay is 10 days or more. If additional requirements are necessary please contact our agent during your stay. Other: Part of the balcony outside bedroom is enclosed and can be used either as an area for relaxing (with 2 occasional chairs and a coffee table)or for older child not requiring supervision using the foldaway single bed available. Lockable door to balcony.

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