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Luxury Apartment In Albur Village, Alvor, Western Algarve, Portugal



Updated: 25-Nov-2016
Apartment in Alvor, Western Algarve, Portugal - Brand New Fully Equipped 1 Bedroom Air-Conditioned Apartment Close To Centre Of Alvor

New in 2015 luxury 1 bedroom apartment situated in Albur Village, a secure peaceful complex, close to all Alvor amenities. Our apartment is in one of the best locations in Alvor – situated just a short stroll to the main restaurant and bar area but just far enough away to be quiet and have open views to the countryside. We regularly walk to the beach which comfortably takes less than 15 minutes.

Recently furnished by a specialist interior design company, the fully air-conditioned apartment provides a stylish holiday home allowing you to have the freedom to enjoy the many delights of Alvor. The accommodation is modern and has an open plan kitchen/dining area with the kitchen window looking directly out to the pool area.

Direct access to a large private balcony is from either the lounge or the bedroom and we have provided luxurious outdoor furniture for guests use. There is also a patio area directly outside the front door of the apartment where we have provided a small table and chairs for enjoying the afternoon/evening sun.

Spacious living area providing a comfortable and relaxing environment for up to 4 adults. The sofa can be easily turned into an extremely comfortable double bed and the sideboards provide sufficient storage for clothing. The apartment will sleep four with a flexible bedroom layout – either twin beds or zipped mattress to make a very large super-king bed. High quality bedding is provided to ensure maximum comfort.

The complex is completely secure and has a video entry system as well as allocated underground parking. Lifts are available to all floors but our apartment is on the same level as the pool and can be accessed without having to climb any stairs. The private fresh-water pool is located in the centre of the complex and therefore sheltered from the wind and making it a comfortable area to relax and enjoy the sun all year round.

Albur village is a recently developed complex of apartments which has everything needed for holidaymakers looking for quality modern apartments and facilities. The complex includes the largest and best supermarket in Alvor (Pingo Doce) and means that picking up those holiday essentials is both simple and cost effective. The supermarket even has its own bakery and café area and so breakfast is made simple.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are a married couple living near Glasgow in Scotland. We have one teenage son who has been enjoying holidays in Alvor since he was three when we first discovered the village.

Since then we have introduced many friends and family members who all seem to fall in love with the place just like we did.

Having rented private apartments for many years we finally decided to take the plunge and buy one for ourselves.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a fabulous modern apartment to base your stay in Alvor. The apartment is decorated to the highest standard, it's very clean, spacious and also fully equipped with every convenience. Situated in a quiet area of town but still only a few minutes walk to the town center and the wonderful beach. We were one of the first visitors to this apartment and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.... so much we've booked again for Easter. We would highly recommend this apartment to our friends. Gordon, Susan & Callum
Mar 2015
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11 Reviews

based on 11 holidaymaker reviews


Modern and secure apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this apartment as a family of three in August 2016. From our initial contact with Pam to enquire about booking to getting our deposit back we had no issues at all and everything went very smooth.

The apartment was very modern and had everything we needed, with the added touch of 2 bottles of wine waiting for us when we arrived.

The balcony was huge and we really enjoyed having our breakfast on it each morning. The TV was ok but mostly non English speaking channels, however we got round this by taking an Apple TV box, but your not there to watch TV anyway.

We had our own sunbeds and never had to fight or get up early for one. There is a massive supermarket below the complex which is the size of an average Aldi and sells everything you need, it was always full of locals so you knew it was value for money.

The walk into town is no longer than 10 minutes and there are plenty of bars and places to eat in lovely scenic locations.

We would definately recommend this apartment and Alvor for couples and families. We would also use these apartments again if we go back to Alvor.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for providing us with a 5* review, it means a lot to us. We're so please you all enjoyed your holiday in Alvor and the apartment had everything you needed. Your tip for Apple TV is something we're going to look into, thanks. We hope to welcome you back at some point in the future. Kind regards Pamela
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Everything was just perfect ...

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this rental was fantastic !! Pamela, the host, was always helpful if we needed anything, and the apartment itself is even nicer than you see it in the pictures. The location was great as we didn't have to use the car every time we needed something as it is literally only a 2 minute walk to the well stocked, and well priced local Pingo Doce supermarket.

A 5 minute stroll and your in the very heart of the beautiful Alvor, with it's myriad of shops, bakeries, bars and restaurants.

The pool, and pool area of the apartments, are cleaned and tidied every day, and the relaxed, friendly and quiet ambience was just perfect for our needs.

Oh, and I mustn't forget to add that it's always great to have an apartment that has a brilliant wi-fi connection, essential for keeping in touch with everyone at home, and for downloading some extra books for your Kindle to read either on the balcony or by the pool.

We have found our favourite place in the Algarve, and without hesitation, the next time we are travelling to the area we will be checking this apartments availability before any others.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased you enjoyed your holiday at our apartment. Thanks for taking the time to post a review and we'd love to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards Pamela
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Fabulous apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for 9 days with my wife and two children (aged 9 and 10).

Everything was perfect during our stay. The apartment is quite large and it easily accommodated the four of us (1 double bedroom and 1 sofa bed in the large living area).

The location is very central for Alvor, only a few minutes walk from the village centre. The beach is also within 10 to 15 minutes walking distance.

All arrangements were very straightforward and the owner, Pamela, was very accommodating before and after the booking was made.

I would highly recommend this property and would definitely return in the future.

Ciaran O'Sullivan,

Co. Meath,


  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ciaran, great news that you and your family had a lovely holiday and enjoyed the apartment. Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We'll look forward to you welcoming you back in the future. Best wishes Pamela
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Albur Village Golf Trip

  • 5 of 5

Excellent ground floor property with all amenities provided for enjoyable stay. Apartment was well maintained and clean, sleeping up to four if required. Free wifi access included in secure apartment. Lovely balcony with soft furnishings to watch morning sunrise. Excellent sun lounge area and pool protected away from the main road into Alvor. Having the local supermarket as part of the complex is a bonus catering for everything you could need.

The location is in easy walking distance from town centre where a large range of restaurants and bars can be found. We stayed as part of a golfing trip with a number of courses within a short drive of the apartments. Looking forward to our return in a few weeks.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment!!

  • 5 of 5

Had a very good holiday in this lovely apartment. There is everything there that you could possibly need!

Excellent location.

Would definitely go back to this apartment again.

Thank you Pamela.

Anna & Michael.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anna & Michael, Thank you for your wonderful review, I'm so glad you enjoyed your holiday and our apartment. We would love to have you back for a future holiday. Pamela & Bill
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Wonderful apartment, shame about the noise.

  • 4 of 5

This was our 4th stay in Alvor but the first time at this apartment.

The apartment itself is very good quality. Comfortable sofa bed. Excellent coffee machine. Nice touch with beach towels, books, games & welcome wine provided. Pool area quiet & clean with own 2 sun beds allocated.

Location is a good base for bars/restaurants- 15 minute walk with a 5 year old and 3 year old. The beach took us 20-25 minutes, some nice ice cream parlours en route to stop at. Supermarket very handy & well stocked with good choices.

10 euros in a taxi can take you to praia da rocha marina/beach and from there there is a lovely taxi ferry that runs to Ferragudo for a good day out.

The only downside we found with this property was unfortunately building noise every morning from 7.30-8am start!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're pleased you enjoyed our apartment and your holiday and sorry you experience some noise from a nearby apartment. We have investigated this and are confident this was a one-off as building work is complete in the complex. Please accept our sincere apologies.
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From the Owner

We love Alvor and viewed many apartment complexes before we finally came across the new Albur Village development. We were immediately impressed with the quality of the property and the secure nature of the complex overall. Since the property has only recently been completed, it is in better condition than some of the complexes that have been around for a while and we love the modern look of the apartment. The location is also great - we didn't actually realise that the apartment is so close to the bars and restaurants and we enjoy the stroll down and back home in the evening.

Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Fishing trips and boat trips to the caves are available or you can even go out looking for some of the resident dolphins. For the really adventurous, you can now skydive from the airfield just outside Alvor – the views on the way down are supposed to be amazing!

There is a big waterpark nearby at Lagoa – called Slide & Splash it provides great fun for both the kids and the big kids whilst providing plenty of areas to relax and enjoy the sun. Zoomarine is also a fantastic venue for a day trip – includes various marine life shows, theme park rides and 4D cinema.

Within a short distance from the village you can have a try at quad biking, mountain biking, horse riding or gokarting at the new Autodromo Algarve motorbike track which hosts many big events.


The main beach in Alvor is just a short walk away from the apartment and is a long stretch of white sand with lots of sun loungers available for those looking to soak up the sun.

For the more active, there are several watersports companies where you can rent out a pedalo, paddleboard, kayaking, jet ski, kite surfing or ride on an inflatable banana.

The impressive boardwalk stretches for miles across some of the fascinating wildlife habitats at Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve.


Western Algarve is serviced by Faro International Airport. Car hire is relatively low cost and easy to arrange. Transfer time from the Airport is approx 50 mins, using the A22 toll road. Transfer can be arranged.


If you want to explore further out from the village then you can venture to the historic town of Lagos to the West or Portimao to the East. The new Aqua centre at Portimao offers the chance of some retail therapy for those who feel the need. Both can be reached by bus, taxi or by rental car or you could take a boat trip from the riverfront straight over to Lagos!

Further Details:

Alvor is an ideal resort for couples & families and has everything that you need for a relaxing holiday. It has grown substantially since tourists started arriving in the 1960’s but the village has managed to remain unspoilt and the village still retains its own charm. The tight cobbled streets remain with the many bars and restaurants settled between the traditional old houses.

There are lots of things to do or you can just relax and enjoy the fantastic climate.

Within the village itself there is an amazing variety of fantastic restaurants which cater for all tastes and budgets – traditional Portuguese, harbour-front fish restaurants, Italian, Indian, Chinese. There are equally as many bars to choose from, including several Irish bars. Many of the bars will show the major sporting events live and you also have your choice of live entertainment.

The riverfront has undergone a significant transformation over the past few years and now provides a wonderful place to watch the sunset over the estuary. To make it even better you can now relax at one of the bars which will serve you a cocktail, a beer or a jug of sangria to make the moment even more special.

Alvor really is a fantastic base for the keen golf traveller. Within 20 minutes of the village you will find an amazing choice of courses which can satisfy all standards of golfer. The following are just a small selection:

Alto Golf – taken over a few years ago by the Pestana group, the standard at Alto has improved dramatically and it now provides a great challenge including a 600 meter par 5.

Penina – located around the Meridien hotel complex, Penina is widely regarded as the home of Portuguese golf as it was here that Henry Cotton designed the first course in the Algarve. Also includes an Academy course and fantastic practice facilities.

Palmares – recently remodelled by Robert Trent Jones, Palmares now includes three loops of 9 holes which all offer a different challenge in a breathtaking environment.

Morgado – offering two courses which provide very different challenges, Morgado offers a chance to get away from the coast and visit the hills just above Alvor.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Nov/Dec 16
29 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Xmas 16
23 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Jan/Feb 17
7 Jan 2017 - 4 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
March 17
5 Mar 2017 - 25 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
April 17
26 Mar 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
May 17
30 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
June 17
28 May 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
July 17
2 Jul 2017 - 29 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
August 16
30 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sept 17
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Oct 17
1 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:

All bookings will be secured by a 25% deposit with payment of the balance (plus security deposit) required no less than 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the let. The payment will not be refundable for a cancellation within the 8 week period prior to the commencement of the let.

A refundable damage deposit of £200 will be held and refunded to the client upon confirmation from our local management company that the property has not been damaged and has been left in a reasonable condition.

Changeover Day:
Our changeover day, if possible, is Saturday however we will try to be flexible. Access to the apartment will be from 4pm on the day of arrival and the apartment should be vacated by 10am at departure - again we will try to be flexible.

Notes on prices:
We do have special offers for long term winter lets, or shorter weekend breaks please enquire for details

Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (British Pounds) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner

All bookings will be secured by a 25% deposit with payment of the balance (plus security deposit) required no less than 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the let. The payment will not be refundable for a cancellation within the 8 week period prior to the commencement of the let.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 25-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

Having the best supermarket in the village around the corner from the apartment is really convenient and ideal for guests. Saves walking with heavy bags full of supplies or having to take the car and it is ideal if you need to stock up with replacement drinks or just fancy a delicious rotisserie chicken or freshly baked bread from the bakery.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • 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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • village


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • golf


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Family bathroom with wc, bidet, hand basin, illuminated mirror and full size bath/shower. Good quality fittings and towels provided.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot, Bed can convert to 2 singles
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Flexible bedroom layout which can be organised to suit guests. With 2 single beds which can utilise zip lock technology to be joined as a super-king size bed. The wardrobe and bedside units provide plenty of storage. Good quality bedding provided.


  • Balcony


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The apartment has the luxury of all day sunshine with both a private balcony which benefits from the morning sun and a patio area at the front door which overlooks the pool and is perfect for a relaxing afternoon snack or evening cocktail before heading out. Outside: Large fresh water pool is located in the centre of the complex on the same level as the apartment. Sun bathing is available at the pool on the sun loungers provided. Well-tended gardens can be found throughout the complex. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fresh towels, duvet covers and pillow cases are provided for each tenancy. Additional cleaning requirements can be discussed with our local management agents. Other: Laundry - a foldaway drying frame is provided with iron and ironing board. Security - safe provided in apartment Other- Good quality hair dryer provided. Beach towels provided for guests use. Please note this is a no smoking property.

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