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HOLIDAY APARTMENT Tidings 40c. Now taking bookings for 2018/19

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5* ALTO CLUB Luxury 2 bedroom/2 bathroom apartment.

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 & an easy chair, 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, washing machine, 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, bring your own laptop.

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.

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

More Details

Owner
Christine Owens & Tony Porter
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Christine Owens & Tony Porter

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 17 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.

Christine Owens & Tony Porter purchased this apartment in 1999

Why Christine Owens & Tony Porter chose Portimao region

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. The Algarve is the sunniest holiday destination in Europe with more than 300 says of sunshine per year.

Amenities

Alvor Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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 ...
  • 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
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
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
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large shower enclosure with thermostatic shower
    En-suite bathroom - toilet , shower , Luxury shower enclosure, wash basin,WC & full size bath tub
  • Both bathrooms newly refurbished to a high standard.With granite vanity tops and has a full bath to the En-suite. Both rooms have shower cubicles with modern shower mixers. Bath and hand towels are provided to both.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 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 with all linen available, and cots & folding beds may be hired either on site, or prior to departure.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Cart
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Sand Box
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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.

Reviews

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HOLIDAY APARTMENT Tidings 40c. Now taking bookings for 2018/19
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
5

Great apartment, great area - brilliant holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time at Tidings. The apartment is fantastic and very well equipped, and the whole complex is lovely with great facilities including a lovely outdoor pool area.

We've got a real mix of ages with the children (4, 13 and 19), but there was plenty for everyone to do in Alvor and the surrounding area. We went to the sand sculpture exhibition, Zoomarine and went on a dolphin spotting boat trip from Lagos - all excellent. There are lots of nice bars and restaurants, interesting shops and a lovely beach in Alvor - all within walking distance of the apartment.

To top it off, there was a very comprehensive welcome pack waiting for us when we got there - thank you Chris and Tony.

All in all a great holiday for all the family, and I couldn't recommend it highly enough!

We hope to visit again soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Andrew & Family, WOW, thank you for this glowing review. We are so glad that you all enjoyed what we & Alvor have to offer, and would love to welcome you back, and it would be lovely to meet you sometime. We hope that you all have a great rest-of-the-summer, and that we hear from you again soon. With our very best wishes, thanks again, Tony & Chris.
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5

Fantastic two weeks holiday in a First Class Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from two weeks holiday at this property,which to us was the perfect home from home. Chris and Tony the owners have everything you could dream of in the apartment. When we arrived there was a VIP pack of food and wine awaiting us,a lovely touch which we very much appreciated! From booking to arrival in Alvor we were kept well informed of what lay ahead for us and given advice on what to take for example no need to take a hairdryer as there are three at the accommodation! We were also provided with beach towels of excellent quality which saved us space in our cases! We visited several excellent restaurants our favourites being Atascado, Chef Joao ,the steakhouse on the strip and Valentinos across the road. The Alto Club is an excellent complex with plenty of activities for teenagers e.g. Putting,shuffleboard,pool,air hockey and the most perfect gym my boys went to every day!

We loved your apartment Chis and Tony which is in a prize position and thank you for providing us with excellent 5* accommodation with lots of special extras! Thank you so much for a wonderful 2 weeks! Jim, Gillian and boys

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gillian, Jim & Family, Thank you so much for your lovely review. It is very important that our guests enjoy their holidays at Tidings, and it was very kind of you to take the trouble to write about it. We really hope that you will want to return, we love our "Returners", and you would always be given a discount and priority with your booking. We wish you a good rest of the summer, and really hope that we hear from you again. Thanks again, & very best wishes, Tony & Chris.
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5

Lovely apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is really welcoming and well appointed. Great beds and comfortable throughout with a good sized balcony with views across the bay. It was everything we wanted and more. The welcome pack of food and wine was a lovely surprise and the kitchen had everything we needed. The apartment and the Alto resort were both spotless. The resort is in a great location being an easy 10-15 minute walk to the town with its great selection of restaurants. Alvor is a great resort and has a lovely beach. There are free sunbeds on a section of beach too. The owners and the resort staff are really helpful too. We don't often say this but we will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good Morning Sharon, Rodger & Family, We have just read your lovely review of our property & The Alto Club. We are thrilled that you feel this way, and glad that you made the most of your time in Alvor. You took quite a chance booking with us, when you had never met us, so it is particularly good to know, that it was all a pleasant experience. Naturally, we want you to return, and as our "Returners" are so precious to us, we will always discount your stay & give you priority booking. We look forward to hearing from you again, and wish you all, a great summer. Very Best Wishes, Tony & Chris.
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5

Home from Home Fantastic Apartment

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Alvor and our first time in Chris & Tony Apartment, The Apartment is immaculate and so are the grounds, location was perfect just a couple of minutes to the beach and a nice stroll to the harbour, Chris and Tony should be proud to be the owners of this lovely property they have thought of everything. I would recommend this property without a doubt, Pool area is very quiet and peaceful just the way we like it. I would hope in the future that I will visit 40c again but I will need to book early!!!!! Thanks again to Chris & Tony for everything the done for me and my family. Donna & Stephen

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Donna, Wow ! Thank you for this lovely review. We are so glad that you had a good time, and that the apartment did not disappoint. We do hope that you will choose to return, and of course, you will be very welcome. We wish you and your family, a great summer and look forward to hearing from you again. Thanks once again for all you said. Very Best Wishes, Tony & Chris.
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5

Well equipped homely apartment

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for 2 weeks at the beginning of November just as the weather turned cooler. Once we got used to the log fire we were happy with the temperature in the apartment and found it very cosy. The kitchen is very well equipped and there is always plenty of hot water for showers etc. The complex is very well maintained and is only 15 minute's walk into Alvor.

We enjoyed our holiday have booked again for February 2017

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Marilyn & John, Just a few words to thank you for your positive review of our holiday apartment. We are so glad that you enjoyed your holiday, and happy to welcome you back again for your spring break. May we take this opportunity to wish you a very happy Christmas & a healthy, happy new year. Best Wishes, Tony & Chris.
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Well equiped home from home luxury apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the apartment for eleven nights.

The apartment is really nice and exceptionally well furnished on a superb site.

From the moment we arrived to the day we had to leave, we both had a fantastic relaxing stay.

The weather was really hot when we arrived for the first five days and then a welcomed breeze arrived to cool things down more to our liking.

Alvor is still as charming as ever and has not really changed over the years and we hope to re-visit in the near future.

Bearing that in mind, we would most certainly stay at this apartment again as it is like home from home. The apartment is very well equipped with everything you need even down to beach towels which are provided,

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good Morning Julie & Brian, We are so glad that you had a good holiday at our place, and we thank you for the great review. Reviews give people confidence to book with us, and hopefully help our guests to decide, so your comments are much appreciated. We hope to welcome you again to the apartment, and look forward to hearing from you again. May we be the first to wish you a very Happy Christmas, & a healthy & happy New Year. Very Best Wishes, Chris & Tony.
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Map

Nearest Airport
76.5 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Cotton's
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Alto Golf
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Portimao
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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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.