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HOLIDAY APARTMENT. NOW TAKING BOOKINGS 2015/16, CHECK CALENDAR BEFOR BOOKING.

Christine Owens

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english, italian
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Christine Owens

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2015
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HOLIDAY APARTMENT. NOW TAKING BOOKINGS 2015/16, CHECK CALENDAR BEFOR BOOKING.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Alvor Apartment Rental Photos and Description

5* ALTO CLUB Luxury 2 bedroom/2 bath apartment. Sleeps up to 6 people.

Beautiful, luxury, elevated apartment, on the famous Alto Golf & Country Club. Facing a delightful water garden, with views of twinkling lights and lovely sunsets over the bay of Lagos, and not overlooked, this apartment has about the best situation on the complex. The 2 bedrooms, are carpeted, and each has twin beds, is well furnished and comfortable with plenty of storage space. The master bedroom, has a TV and patio doors. The sitting room has 2 sofas, (one opens up to a double bed) air-conditioning, a log-burning stove, Sky TV, video, CD and DVD players, books & games.The dining area seats 6.The generous balcony is accessed from both the master bedroom & sitting room and is furnished to seat 6 people, and has 2 sprung sun-loungers with mattresses & lighting. The modern kitchen is very well equipped, including, full size cooker, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, washer/dryer, microwave, food mixer & processor with ample china, cutlery & utensils & granite worktops. The two bathrooms are fully equipped and have marble vanities.

Free WiFi now installed.

Welcome Letter:

l send all my guests a 3-page 'Welcome Letter', to help you make the most of your time at The Alto. l can advise you on car hire, taxi transfers & the best restaurants, everything to make your stay even more enjoyable.

Free WiFi now available at reception, just a few steps away. Bring you own laptop.

Please check availability on the calendar, before making your enquiry.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Christine Owens (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2015

About Christine Owens

Hello, I'm Chris. I want to make your holiday experience the very best. I am always available by 'phone or email, and happy to attend your every holiday need. I can arrange taxi transfers, & cot-hire, recommend car-hire & restaurants. I have been renting out this property for 13 years, and have many returning guests, who of course, have become friends. My guests get free use of sports equipment including 3 sets of golf clubs & a couple of bicycles, etc, if required.

Christine Owens purchased this apartment in 1999

Why Christine Owens chose Alvor

There are many tourist apartments in this charming fishing village, most of them, cheaper than the Alto Club, but most of them are in concrete blocks, many on residential roads, and overlooking similar properties, you get what you pay for !! This property has a wonderful location on the Alto Club, it is not overlooked and very peaceful & private. The Alto is the ONLY 5-star establishment in the area, Set in acres of sub-tropical gardens, yet close to the beach & the village, there is no place quite like it in Alvor. Imagine waking up to the lovely views across the bay of Lagos every morning, and dining under the stars on the balcony in the evenings. All within an easy stroll to the wonderful beach & lively village

What makes this apartment unique

In a nutshell, this location & this apartment have it all. Established long enough to have mellowed, and immaculately maintained & equipped. The staff are friendly & helpful. The local people are warm & wonderful, and they remember you, when you visit a restaurant for a second time. Once you have visited The Alto Club, nowhere else in the region is quite good enough.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 14 traveler reviews

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HOLIDAY APARTMENT. Now taking bookings 2015/16, check calendar befor booking.
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
business
HOLIDAY APARTMENT. Now taking bookings 2015/16, check calendar befor booking.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p449598
+44 -0151 342 8787
Alvor Portimao region
Aberdeen
5

Another great vacation at Tidings!

  • 5 of 5
Having stayed previously we knew what to expect and not disappointed. Some renovation and inclusion of Wi-fi was a nice surprise. Apartment in excellent condition and close to all the amenities while still being quiet and secluded. Apartment cleaned and bedding/towels changed after week 1 without fuss and intrusion. All rooms in good order, glad to have 2 bathrooms when 4 people (including 2 females) all trying to get ready to go out around the same time!
Good quick responses from owner when organizing vacation this year per before. We would not hesitate in recommending this property to our family and friends. We've been coming to Alvor for a number of years and always find the area very relaxing with more than enough facilities and restaurants to keep both adults and children happy.
Dave & Jill Dallas & Family
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
HOLIDAY APARTMENT. Now taking bookings 2015/16, check calendar befor booking.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p449598
+44 -0151 342 8787
Alvor Portimao region
Aberdeen
5

Fantastic Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5
This is our second year at the apartment. The overall standard of housekeeping on arrival was very high. The apartment is very well equipped and feels like home. Wi-fi is now available which was an added bonus. Chris the owner knows how to take the stress out of booking a holiday and it is always a pleasure to deal with her.

This is our 5th year at Alto Club and we have found somewhere that ticks all the boxes for our family. We are already looking forward to our return.

Thank you Chris for all your help and kindness.
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gillian,
Thank you so much for the great review, you said some lovely things. It is a great pleasure to have guests like yourselves, and long may it continue.
It positively makes my day, when a returning guest takes the trouble to write, I'm currently basking in a warm glow. You are always welcome.

I wish you and your family, a good autumn, and sincerely hope that you will choose my apartment again, for your next hols.
Love, Chris.
business
HOLIDAY APARTMENT. Now taking bookings 2015/16, check calendar befor booking.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p449598
+44 -0151 342 8787
Alvor Portimao region
5

A Fantastic Apartment and well positioned

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in the Tidings for the second week of our holiday, a much better apartment than we had for our first week. It is well decorated and obviously well cared for. It is on the second floor and has a lovely view of the complex and Alvor beach in the distance. We would definitely book this apartment again.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good Morning Shaun & Jane,

This is just to thank you for your lovely review. When I heard that you'd had a good time, it quite made my day. I am so glad that you enjoyed your holiday at my apartment, and would love to welcome you back sometime. As a "Returning Guest" you will always get a discount & priority, and I would be delighted to hear from you again.

Best wishes to you & your family,

Chris.
business
HOLIDAY APARTMENT. Now taking bookings 2015/16, check calendar befor booking.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p449598
+44 -0151 342 8787
Alvor Portimao region
5

Very comfortable apartment.

  • 5 of 5
The SW facing balcony is a lovely place to enjoy and afternoon cuppa or an evening glass! The bedrooms and bathrooms are particularly spacious. My son and I spent a very relaxed week enjoying the sun, the pool and leisure facilities. Racquets and balls are provided by the club although if you are keen players you might choose to bring your own racquets. All our questions were answered swiftly by Chris who was extremely helpful throughout the whole booking process and helped to make our stay very relaxed and hassle free. The staff looking after the club facilities and restaurants couldn't have been friendlier.
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Helen,

Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am glad that you & Rory had a good time, and hope to welcome you again in the near future. I am very proud of my apartment, and it's wonderful that my guests take the trouble to leave such nice comments. Very Best wishes, Chris.
business
HOLIDAY APARTMENT. Now taking bookings 2015/16, check calendar befor booking.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p449598
+44 -0151 342 8787
Alvor Portimao region
5

The Tidings - fantastic holiday hideaway

  • 5 of 5
We have been coming to Alvor for many years now, as we really enjoy the whole ambiance of the Town.
We have also stayed on Alto Country Club an numerous occasions, but never at The Tidings, until November 2012.
My wife Linda, and I, had the opportunity to spend some time together so off we went for a short break.
I've got to say the standard of accommodation and the service pre and post visit was second to none.
Chris and Tony who own the Apartment are lovely people, who do everything they can to make the trip as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
I would definately recommend everything about our visit from the Apartment, the Alto Complex and Alvor itself.
Looking forward to our next visit.
Mark and Linda
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Linda & Mark,

Thank you so much for your lovely review.
I am so glad that you enjoyed yourselves at my apartment, and hope that you will continue to come - forever.
It was lovely to see you, Mark, at my home, and I hope that next time, you will bring Linda, and we can make a night of it.
YOU are the lovely people, and it is a great pleasure for me, to deal with you.
Have a very happy New Year, & I hope to hear from you soon.

Love,
Chris.
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HOLIDAY APARTMENT. Now taking bookings 2015/16, check calendar befor booking.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p449598
+44 -0151 342 8787
Alvor Portimao region
5

A superb holiday

  • 5 of 5
We had a superb holiday last month staying in this spotlessly clean apartment which was only a short walk to the swimming pool and the onsite facilities such as tennis, table tennis etc which were all free.

Although we ate out every night the kitchen is very well equipped for those guests who choose to cook their own meals. There are plenty of places to eat within a 10 or 15 minute walk and one of our favourites was Al Dente, an Italian restaurant close to the security gate at the bottom of the complex and one that Chris recommended.

Although we hired a car the apartment was within easy walking distance to the beach, the harbour and the centre of the village, so anyone choosing not to hire one would have no problems.

From initial contact with Chris, through to the holiday itself, everything went smoothly and I must say that was down to Chris being so helpful and easy to deal with. If anyone has reservations about booking online for the first time then we can highly recommend apartment 40C.

Martin, Alison & William
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alison, Martin & William,

It's having guests like yourselves, that make apartment ownership such a joy to me. Thank you so much for your super review.

I'm so glad that you found everything to your satisfaction, and by what you say, I imagine that the weather was good too.

I hope that you choose to come to my place again, it was a great pleasure dealing with you, and you would be most welcome to return.

I wish you all, a very happy end-of-the summer, and look forward to hearing from you again.

Very best wishes,
Chris.

Map

Nearest Airport
76.5 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Cotton's
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Alto Golf
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A22 (toll) or N125 free
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Cotton's
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Alvor
Car: recommended

Less than an hour from Faro Airport, this lovely apartment is situated in the picturesque old fishing village of Alvor and set in 18 acres of sub tropical gardens, with stunning views over the rooftops to the Bay of Lagos. A short stroll from the white sandy beaches (with private section for guests). The facilities of the Club, include, a magnificent heated indoor pool, spa bath, sauna, gym, floodlit tennis courts, snooker & table tennis, a large freeform outdoor pool & childrens' play area. There is also the renowned Cotton's restaurant, beauty salon & reception all within a few steps of the apartment, yet the location remains an oasis of calm & tranquillity. For the golfers, the Alto Golf offers a challenging course designed by Sir Henry Cotton, a friendly clubhouse, not to mention, several other great golfing venues, including the Penina, all easily accessible.

Other Activities: 2 water parks, gypsy markets

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Alvor Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Oct 25 2014 - Mar 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
£79
From
£79
Fri,Sat,Sun
£395
 
 
Early Spring
Mar 21 2015 - Apr 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
£110
From
£110
Fri,Sat,Sun
£550
 
 
Spring
Apr 25 2015 - May 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
£132
From
£132
Fri,Sat,Sun
£660
 
 
Summer
May 30 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
£880
 
 
High Season
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,000
 
 
Autumn
Sep 5 2015 - Sep 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
£770
 
 
Late Autumn
Sep 26 2015 - Oct 23 2015
3 night minimum stay
£132
From
£132
Fri,Sat,Sun
£660
 
 
Low Season
Oct 24 2015 - Mar 11 2016
3 night minimum stay
£79
£395
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes A 20% deposit will be required upon booking, with the balance payable 8 weeks before departure. A £200.00. security deposit, will also be required, this will be refundable after final cleaning & satisfactory checking.
Except for low season, prices include weekly cleaning & linen change and after-departure cleaning. Extra maid services, & laundry may be arranged at an additional cost.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

Amenities

Alvor Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • En-suite bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both bathrooms feature hand-painted tiles, marble floors & vanity tops and have full baths with shower mixers. Bath towels are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Both bedrooms are bright & beautifully furnished with beech coloured furniture, and coordinating decor, equipped with comfortable Sealy beds, are fully carpeted, and have full-size British pillows (in a choice of natural or synthetic fillings). The en-suite master bedroom also has TV & patio doors leading to the sunny balcony. There is ample storage space, lighting & mirrors to both bedrooms, and both are equipped with hair-dryers, clock radios and more than enough clothes hangers. In the lounge, one of the sofas converts into a full size double bed, with all linen available, and cots may be hired either on site, or prior to departure.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Cart
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Sand Box
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This delightful holiday destination offers something for everyone, there are plenty of activities for the energetic, or sunbathing in the fragrant gardens around the outdoor pool, for the truly sybaritic. Spend your days playing golf, exploring the Monchique mountains, surfing, sailing, horse-riding, sky-diving, picnicing, shopping or just leaving your footprints in the sand. Locally, there are fabulous cabarets, folk-lore events, waterparks & casinos to be enjoyed, or for the young in spirit, a lively night life in nearby, bustling Portimao. There is a vast variety of excellent local restaurants to suit all tastes & budgets, from first class international dining to friendly pubs & bars most within easy walking distance, so you can enjoy that extra glass of port after your meal. There are several supermarkets & a municipal market nearby, so there is no shortage of wonderful fresh produce, and life's other necessities and also the fun & the colour of the Gypsy market in Portimao.

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