|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Short Walk to Vau Beach and Portimão Centre.
In residential area of privately owned villas, short walk to Praia da Rocha and coastal trails; 15min walk to Portimão. The city bus stops at the entrance of the estate providing reasonably priced connections to nearby sites, so car hire is not necessary - take it to go to Alvor village, where you can experience lively life in a fishing village, and enjoy the many restaurants.
Supermarkets, restaurants only a short walk down the street.Wall around property, gated, plenty of parking. Designated own garden area. Patio right outside front door. Access to salt water pool, use of gardens and BBQ.
This is the ideal, safe and comfortable corner for couples who enjoy a sheltered restful place after daily strolls on the beach, exploring the area or resting in various garden areas or around the pool.
Bedroom: Initially an efficiency studio, the apartment has now a spacious interior bedroom with fitted wooden wardrobes and queen size bed with Memory mattress (by moulding itself to your body shape and temperature-sensitive, this mattress provides complete support for your spine and joints. Like sleeping on a cloud!). Upholstered linen headboard. Décapéd night stands with drawers. Full length mirror. 100% cotton linens and pillows. Wall-to-wall custom-made wood wardrobes and toilette dresser with drawers. The bedroom has a small high window to garden mostly for ventilation. The Eastern part of the garden is also for the exclusive enjoyment of the guests of this apartment.
Bathroom: steps to private bathroom with walls in yellow and cobalt blue hand painted tiles. Mirror framed by tiles. Spacious walk-in shower with double sliding glass doors.
Efficiency kitchenette: equipped with induction hob, microwave with oven/grill, small (bar) refrigerator, toaster, coffee machine, electric kettle, electric frying pan, utensils, plates, cups, glasses, pots, tea towels, etc. Table and chairs for cozy meals inside. Ceramic four-plate hob. For the guests who enjoy more extensive cooking, we advise our West Apartment with its fully equipped kitchen. Or you may enjoy our BBQ and meals under the grapevine pergola.
Living space: living, dining and kitchen are all on an open area concept. Living area with leather sofa, side tables, and huge gilt framed mirror. Comfortable original oriental carpet. TV with BBC and international channels. The front door leads on to small, protected patio with table and chairs. Window with mosquito netting open to patio.
Note: For stays over one week, we advise our West Apartment, as it is more spacious.
Sightseeing: walk along the coastal cliffs - a must! Monchique - a haven for walkers/bird watchers; historic towns of Lagos and Silves, and well preserved castles - 16Km; wineries nearby; famous Casino in Praia da Rocha; 15mins to largest car-boot and gypsy market; lovely fishing towns of Ferragudo (to the east) and Alvor (to the west). Near three major shopping centres.
We feel privileged to live near one of the most beautiful beaches in the coastal Praia da Rocha stretch, just an easy walk down the road from the estate. There are over 70 beaches listed in the Algarve - typically, the south coast beaches, with calmer waves and gentle slopping shoreline, are very nice for wading, beach combing, safe swimming and sunbathing. The west coast is exciting, wild and excellent for surfing, body boarding, with dramatic cliffs and landscape.
Many restaurants and convenience stores, shops, banks, all nearby. The village of Alvor is like a quaint shopping center, but there are many others around (Retail Park, Aqua, Guia). Continente shopping center is 15 mins walk away (supermarket, ATM machines, shops, food court, cinema). There are several water slide parks - a bus for 'Slide and Splash' is available, stopping just down the road from us. Other activities available in the area: windsurfing, surf, para-gliding, skydiving, kite-surfing, horseback riding, cycling, hiking, dolphin watching, kayaking, jet skiing, diving, snorkeling, paragliding, coastal tours, sailing, fishing. The Formula 1 race track is 20 min away. You will find all the details in a Welcome Folder upon arrival, but fell free to ask us for more details! We have secured discounts in some of the nearby restaurants, which we recommend (info also available in Welcome Folder). We can also offer discounts in services and shops in the area; and arrange for grocery shopping, meal preparation and/or picnic packing.
We Had a wonderful relaxing two weeks by the pool and also at the local beach. Isabel and Greg were fabulous hosts, settling us in, giving us advice on local information but leaving us to enjoy the local area.
The studio apartment was ideal for the two of us. Very homely, cosy and very Portuguese! There are lots of wonderful local restaurants to visit and we spent most evenings down near the beach restaurants having a drink, watching the sun go down. An amazing holiday! 😃𣑍😎
After reading the other reviews and looking at the photos we thought that we'd enjoy the property but had a couple of reservations about it.
The delightful hosts made it a special time for us. They voluntarily picked us up from the train station and dropped us at the bus station on departure too. They had wine and fruit waiting for us on our arrival and were always there to help if you wanted it but were also completly unobtrusive too.
The property is their family home and they rent out 2 apartments. Each is self-contained and has it's own terrace area. The pool is shared as is a barbeque area if you want to use it.
We were in the smaller of the 2 apartments. The downside was the bathroom upstairs but we knew that when we booked. Also, the kitchenette had no hot water but that wasn't a problem as we just boiled the kettle for washing up. The washing machine for this, smaller apartment is to the rear of the house.
We read a review that the property is dark but it wasn't as dark as we feared. We don't mind a dark bedroom and there was enough light in the living area that you didn't need lights on during the day.
There was a plentiful supply of towels, beach chairs, umbrella etc so you really have everything you need. If other guests have left behind tea, coffee, detergent etc then that's there for you too.
There is an Aldi, Lidl and another large supermarket about 20 minutes walk away and the beach is just 15 minutes down the hill where there are a few touristy restaurants. We could walk to the bus station in about 25 minutes but the train station would have been quite a bit longer. There was a bus stop only 1-2 minutes away that would take you in to Portimao if you didn't want to walk.
All in all, we had a lovely stay that was made special by the deightful hosts.
nous avons passé une semaine super agréable en Algarve des paysages a couper le souffle merci a greg et isa pour leur accueil chaleureux un appartement très bien situé et fonctionnel rien ne manquait; pour nous c'était top rien a redire nous retournerons dans cette location avec plaisir encore merci pour votre sympathie
Et oui quelle déception à la découverte de cet appartement qui se situe au sous sol de la maison des propriétaires. Pas de fenêtre donnant sur l'extérieur. La seule lumière naturelle provient de la porte d'entrée avec une vitre opaque jouxtant une mini fenêtre oscillo battant. Donc aucune lumière naturelle dans la cuisine de 1m2 sans eau chaude, ni dans le salon , de même pour la chambre une mini fenêtre de 30cm sur 15 cm à la limite du plafond .De ce fait lumière artificielle dès que l'on rentre dans l'appartement. On se sent oppressé par cet appartement en souterrain. Dommage que ce la ne soit précisé dans l'annonce. nous aurions dû nous méfier car les photos ont été prises avec toutes les lampes allumées. Nous avions hâte de retrouver notre chez nous. Les extérieurs sont conformes à l'annonce. Malgré cette mauvaise surprise, les propriétaires sont charmants et très attentionnés. Logement déconseillé si vous voulez passer des vacances dans un appartement sympathique. Claude et Véronique du pas de Calais
Bonjour, être en vacances et avoir un appartement sans aucune fenêtre dans les 2 pièces, juste la porte d'entrée !c'était propre mes des tapis pas désinfectés qui ont provoqués allergie,
en faite vous logez dans un sous-sol sans lumière de l'extérieur pas de VMC,
pas d'eau chaude a la kitchnette pour la vaisselle !!!!!, pas de lave-linge et les propriétaires qui sont sur la photo ne sont pas les mêmes que lors de notre arrivé
Formula 1 circuit about 20 min away. Alvor has a large beach surrounded by expansive dunes which lead to a calm estuary. Here you can take kite-surfing lessons, or just observe the colorful kite surfers and take advantage of the extensive, new boardwalks that provide pleasant access to the dunes and beach. Come here for a holiday out of season: a typical day in April is similar to an English summer day - with the garden looking its best.
Average day-time temps - June:18º, July:20º, August:20-28º, Sept:19-25º.
Another idea: take a day trip to Lisbon or Seville, Spain! If you have special interests, please let us know: nearly all activities are available and we can get information for you.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.