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

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet

Overview

About the property

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 full oven, dishwasher, coffee maker, kettle etc. living room has a sofabed, flat screen TV with box of 150 channels and good Wi-Fi. Linen and bath towels are included. Apartment is fully maintained and dishwasher added to a kitchen on January 2017. Welcome to stay with us and Welcome to Alvor! Portuguese renting licence 17809/AL.

Note: This apartment is not for group parties, quiet condominium!

More Details

Owner
mia heinonen
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Portuguese, Finnish
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2017

About mia heinonen

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!

Why mia heinonen chose Portimao region

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. Terrace is private and has really nice views. We are taking a good care of the apartment and we are wishing for you a really nice stay!

What makes this apartment unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We speak finnish, portuguese and english
Apr 2015
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Alvor in Mexilhoeira Grande

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 8:00 AM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Bathroom with bathtube, wc, sink, washing machine, mirror class window and underfloor heating.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
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
Notes:
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

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

Lovely Apartment In The Centre Of Alvor With Sea And River Views
average rating of 4.6 based on 11 reviews
5

The best sea view in Alvor...the perfect short stay apartment.

  • 5 of 5

Met on arrival by the owner for a full tour of the apartment - great little kitchen and open plan dining and sitting room...all the usual home comforts and well equipped kitchen. Free wifi, flat screen tv with over 100 channels...Bedroom comfortable and plenty wardrobe space...Bathroom clean and a washing machine too!

Great balcony, the length of the apartment, mountain views one end and the best harbour views the other end.

Well located in the town, minutes from all the best bits of old Alvor town.

The owners were great, Miguel and Mia kept us well informed at all times and even dropped off an oil radiator as there was a drop in temperature (it was February)...

Anyway, the apartment is well recommended and for us, the overall experience was great and highly likely we will make a return soon.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Regards from Alvor,Thank You very much for your review, we are happy to hear, that you enjoyed of your stay, looking forvard to see you near future again. Have a great weekend! Kind Regards, Mia & Miguel
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5

Perfect location. Great views from the terrace. Would definitely recommend.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our week in Alvor and hope to return soon

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great location and homely apartment

  • 5 of 5

Almost the highest building on the Alvor town skyline, the apartment terrace had stunning views over the estuary, the sea and the town rooftops. Its location was a stroll from the centre, with its shops and great choice of restaurantsand bars, and the harbour in another direction. The seafront, beach and boardwalk across the dunes and the nature reserve were an easy walk away. Even on the hottest days of my stay the apartment remained cool and caught the breeze.

Bathroom had both bath and shower and plenty of hot water. Generally equipped with everything you'd need for a comfortable stay, there's a washing machine and dishwasher too. A kitchen cupboard housed lots of little extras including beach umbrellas. The wifi is efficient.

The 3 flights of stairs up to the apartment might challenge some but the view is reward enough. The interiors are homely and I felt it was good value. It was a relaxing and private retreat. Miguel welcomed me and helped with my needs and was a charming host.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alison, thank you very much for your well explained review, very appreciate that! Hope see you again! Best regards your charming host Miguel
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5

beautiful apartment

  • 5 of 5

home from home everything you needed was supplied, fantastic views located in the centre of village but so peaceful will stay again. even let us stay until our late afternoon pick up. Thank you Miguel and Mia

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your 5 stars review, very happy with that, you are very kind, always nice to have good people staying in our apartment, you are always welcome to stay with us, all the best!
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5

Little Gem

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment for 2 in the centre of Alvor.

Top floor with Sea views. Right by restaurants and cafes. Short walk to fantastic long wide beach. Wooden walk way to get to beach.

Everything you need in the apartment. Warm and cosy or air con if needed.

We absolutely loved it. We wish we could have stayed longer. We have been to Alvor twice before and will return. Great communication with Mia and Miguel. When we return to Alvor we will definitely choose this apartment again. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sharon, love to hear that, thank you very much! Hope see you again! Kind regards, Miguel
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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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Location

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

Coast/Beach:

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

Travel:

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.

Distances:

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Alvor, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer high
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£143
for 2 nights
From
£71
£407
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2
1 Sep 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£268
for 5 nights
From
£54
£344
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer end
20 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£223
for 5 nights
From
£45
£268
 
 
MIDDLE SEASON 1
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£290
for 7 nights
£290
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
MIDDLE SEASON 2
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£335
for 7 nights
£335
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
MIDDLE SEASON 3
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£357
for 7 nights
£357
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
HIGH SEASON 1
1 Jul 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£402
for 7 nights
£402
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
PEAK SEASON 1
15 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£447
for 7 nights
£447
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
PEAK SEASON 2
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£536
for 7 nights
£536
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
PEAK SEASON 3
1 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£447
for 7 nights
£447
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
HIGH SEASON 2
16 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£402
for 7 nights
£402
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
MIDDLE SEASON 4
1 Oct 2018 - 15 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£357
for 7 nights
£357
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
MIDDLE SEASON 5
16 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£313
for 7 nights
£313
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £27 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£134
for 3 nights
From
£45
£246
£760
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £178.75

Booking Notes:
On the booking deposit 50% required, payment of the balance upon arrival. Upon arrival 150,00€ deposit required, which we will give back at end of your stay.
Prices are based on 2 adults, extra adult will be charge 25€ per week.

Changeover Day:
Prefer saturday, but its flexible

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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