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Lovely Apartment In The Centre Of Alvor With Sea And River Views



Updated: 01-Dec-2016
Apartment in Alvor, Western Algarve, Portugal - Central And Peaceful Location On The Quiet Street, 2 Min. Walk To River,5 Min. Walk To Beach

Lovely sunny, light and airy apartment on the centre of the fishing village of Alvor. Top floor apartment has a large, open sunny terrace with lovely sea and river views. Its fully furnished for holidays and has air.con/heating on the bedroom. Kitchen has a fridge/freezer, micro, ceramic top and oven, coffee maker, kettle etc. living room has a sofabed, flat screen TV with box of 100 channels and WiFi. Linen and bath towels are included. Portuguese renting licence 17809/AL.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are Finnish/Portuguese couple and we are living in Alvor with our lovely son and cute a little dog. We both speak English well and we are happy to provide any area information about the village or things to do around and we wish for you a very pleasant stay in our apartment!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We speak finnish, portuguese and english
Apr 2015
  • 1 of 1

4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Nice location, don't-care owners

  • 1 of 5

The apartment is located right in the centre of Alvor, which is really handy to be able to take advantage of the Alvor café culture.

Unfortunately we had a few issues with the apartment, Ants everywhere in the kitchen, broken bed, broken blinds, broken table.

These may have been able to have been overcome but the attitude from the owner (Mia) was that no-one else had complained, and that ants are not poisonous. Mia seemed to busy to deal with the issues.

We checked out after two night, losing our deposit, which meant our two nights stay had cost us our whole deposit for just 2 nights stay with very little sleep.

When Mia attended to check us out her partner was rather tetchy, saying that not everything can be perfect.

Not the attitude you really want from an owner, you would want to hear that they are trying to make things perfect and address any issues that occur.

The whole experience has put us off booking with owners direct again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ian B., Thank You for your review, However you must know in deep inside of you, that some of the things that you brought up here its not really true. I think untrue comments towards me and our apartment, its not fair on us here on the forum. It´s really important for me, that our guests are having an enjoyable holiday, so please do not say, that we are “don’t care” – owners. I´ll check the apartment always and if anything comes up regarding of the maintenance, its always fixed as soon as possible. As soon as you arrived 1 minute later, I saw that your wife didn’t like the apartment as it was a higher point (3 rd.floor) and she didn’t even wanted go to a terrace, so maybe would be easier just to be honest about it as you decided to stay elsewhere there and then already instead of making up some problems in the apartment. I ll take upon the points you brought up: 1. Double bed was not broken, when you mentioned this, we said that we replaced the bed, if its broken. Bed was checked and it was not broken. 2. As I explained upon your arrival that electrical shutter on the bedroom broke down at the same day, when you checked inn and cleaning lady informed me just before your arrival, which was a bank holiday and curtain was fixed only day after only because of this. Normally handyman would be available straight away, but as you know he was in the hospital recovering from the operation on that day. 3. There is not ants in the apartment, when you e -mailed me about it, I said we will check that and if there is ant (-s), problem will be sorted with the product a straight away. 4. You placed some wineglasses on the tiny decorative table, which only for the table lamp. Well table top was a bit loose and fell and you broke the classes. So you are right about this, that table top was loose and needed a maintenance, but its not really for the wineglasses, table for that purpose is the main table on the front of the sofa. 5. You mentioned that you lost the deposit, this was your own suggestion as you wanted to leave the apartment soon after and gain the balance back. Please note that only deposit was charged. We also lost the chance for a booking with other nice guests, who wanted to stay in the same period. I would suggest the 5 star hotels for you with 24 hour service. I think would be more suitable holiday type for you both. Kind Regards, Mia H.
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Great Property

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location, great apartment/facilities, close to every amenity, but a couple of streets away from the noise, so a good nights sleep assured. I would readily commend this apartment, to all my family and friends. Mia and Miguel extremely helpful.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You very much :) and Sunny Regards from Alvor. Kind Regards, Mia
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Great stay in Alvor

  • 5 of 5

This apartment and location suited us perfectly. Convenient to beach and boardwalk and within a short stroll from shops and restaurants. The apartment was spotless and adequately furnished and boasted the finest balcony views in Alvor, from where we breakfasted and sipped the lovely Alvor wine on warm evenings. We hope to return. Jim and Cathryn

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many Thanks Jim & Cathryn! and Regards from sunny Alvor. Its really hot at the moment :)
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Absolutely stunning

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from our 2 weeks stay at this fabulous apartment.

Mia was there to greet us on our arrival and was very helpful explaining how everything works.

The views from the apartment are fantastic , looking over the harbour and town and also to the sea. The apartment itself was very well furnished and very comfortable and although only a 2 minute walk to the bars and restaurants was very peaceful and tranquil. We had a wonderful holiday and will definitely be back very soon

Mike and Linda.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Mike & Linda. It was nice to meet you 2 and we are a very happy to hear that you had a great stay and relaxing holiday in Alvor. See you soon again and lots of Sunny Regards from Alvor. Rg, Mia
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From the Owner

Apartment has the best location, you are really centre of the village with easy access to everywhere, but still on the quiet street. Its very close to river(2min walk) and the beach(5min walk) and all the shops, mini market,cafes,bars, swimming pool, parks etc. it just a few minutes away.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 74 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : 1 min.walk Nearest Ferry : Boat trips from Alvor River at 200 Metres Nearest Train : Portimao at 4 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : 1min.walk at 30 Metres Nearest Beach : Praia De Alvor at 350 Metres Car: not necessary


Beach 5 min. walk. River 2min.walk.


Faro Airport Algarve 74km. Economical Airport transfers available. (Lisbon Airport 285km.) From apartment main bus stops (to Lisbon, towns and villages and water parks) 3 minutes walk.


Apartment is on the centre on fishing village of Alvor. Praia De Rocha 3km. and Portimao town (4km.) with easy access.

Further Details:

Alvor has supermarkets,restaurants,banks,cafes,bars,shops for local products,swimming pool,discounts to boat trips, dolphin watching trips,water parks, excursions like Sevilla,Lisbon,Fatima,historical towns, jeep safaris etc. free maps and area info provided.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer 1.
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer high
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer 2
1 Sep 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £127

Booking Notes:
On the booking deposit 40% required, payment of the balance upon arrival. Upon arrival 150,00€ deposit required, which we will give back at end of your stay.

Changeover Day:
Prefer saturday, but its flexible

Notes on prices:
Ask for price for shorter or longer stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 01-Dec-2016
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From the Owner

It has a lovely view and big (17sq.) open terrace with amazing views to sea&river of Alvor. Also lovely views to village over roof tops, church and mountain.

Property Type

  • apartment


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


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


  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom with bathtube, wc, sink, washing machine, mirror class window and underfloor heating.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with double bed and wardropes with big mirror class sliding doors. Air conditioned, electronical shutters


  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Small pet welcome with special conditions. Please note apartment is on the 3rd floor (no lift) Air con. on the bedroom, living room room fans. Any other requests, please let us know. Outside: On the terrace sunbed and table with 4 chairs. Utility Room: Hoover, cleaning products, mop, brush, iron, ironing board, etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Upon arrival clean linen on the beds and towels included. Other sets included. Maid service available weekly upon request. Other: Storage room

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