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Pleasant apartment

Bedrooms 2
Space 710 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Appartment, 2 bedrooms, livingroom, meal zone, kitchnet, full wc and balcony

Altura is a fishing village, and the urbanization, which is recent and very beautiful, is mainly restricted to the traditional local style houses. Excepting the hotel, the village construction is at most of 4 floors and, for this reason, the population density is much lower than most of the typical tourist areas.

The village has several restaurants, 1 large supermarket and a smaller one, a traditional market (aka “praça”) where you get fresh fish and vegetables, plus several local trade stores.

It also has afternoon bars, as well as leisure and children parks (skateboard). In the summer it is common to exist some street animations for children.

Altura is very quiet and close to the field, you can easily discover a typical Algarve mountain.

It is relatively small, therefor pleasant to walk by foot .

Has some small bars, but for those who want night life, we recommend you to visit Monte Gordo, a nearby town.

The beach is extraordinary: it is huge, clean, with good sand, good access to it and several services on it.

My apartment, a 2003 construction, is situated near a cafe, where there is not a big movement, with a large terrace with internet where you can have your breakfast or relax in the evening. Parking here is always very easy and protected from the sun (see photos).

The apartment decoration is very simple, but cozy and beautiful (see photos). It has 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, 1 big balcony and a small one, and a common space, combining the living room, the dining area and a kitchen.

Air conditioning is installed only in the living room/kitchen. Nevertheless, because the house is just sun-drenched in the morning, the walls are never too warm, which makes the house to be cool (as much as possible for a summer house in Algarve).

It is also a good house for the winter because, despite of sometimes it is not habited for a long period of time, and it never had moisture problems. It is equipped with a vacuum cleaner, laundry washing machine, iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, and a charcoal grill on the balcony. The kitchen is equipped with the essentials: microwave, blender, toaster, etc. The coffee machine is missing because the downstairs cafe has it, and it is so much better.

The use of bed linen and towels are included in the price, as well as the 3 bicycles.

More Details

Rosa Matos
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Rosa Matos

We are a family of 4: the dad, the mum and two girls (we have an extra bed for one of their friends to come over). We're from Lisbon, and we regret not to meet the people who rent our home that often. We have a cat that absolutely loves our vacation home.

Rosa Matos purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Rosa Matos chose Altura

We bout the house for vacations. We have relatives from this Algarve area and, seeing that it is a very pleasent area, a lot of our relatives decided to have their vacations here. But only us, to monetize, rent our house.

What makes this apartment unique

The house is really pleasent. All the rooms have big glass doors to the balconies, which gives us the feelling of having more space, light and coolness. The combined living and dinner room allows a better management of domestic activities, as well as a great living together. The exterior area is also very wide and thinly traded, ideal to rest. It is also a good house for the winter because, despite of sometimes it is not habited for a long period of time, and it never had moisture problems.


Altura Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 710 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
  • Both bedrooms have wardrobe, black-out curtains, bedside tables and chairs.
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Parasol
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • surfing


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Pleasant apartment
average rating of 4.5438595 based on 57 reviews

The appartement was good ...

  • 4 of 5

The appartement was good but the neighbour hood eas not so well The app was near the high way 125 and seashore was about 1.5 km The app was looking at the backside to the tennis field were nobody ever played during our stay

but the app was well equipment even a washing machine and a good kitchen and the price was fair

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very large, pretty, well-...

  • 5 of 5

Very large, pretty, well-furnished apartment in quiet place. Everything consistent with description if anybody has doubts Mrs. Rosa Nunes answers mails. City transport goes to Alturze but we advise you to pay taxi for touring. Beach is wide and it is clean and quiet.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2006
  • Stayed: June 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Our property owner was v...

  • 5 of 5

"Our property owner was very helpful via email and we send her our thanks. It was easy to find the key. Nearly everything was as described. The accommodation was clean and spacious and the area was quiet. We were very pleased with the flat and we enjoyed our week in the Algarve very much.

Also, we went in April which seemed to be 'off-season'. The swimming pool and the tennis described were not available."

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2005
  • Stayed: April 2005
  • Source: HomeAway
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ferias tranquilas

  • 4 of 5

Apartamento bem equipado e com boa localização. Respira-se música, dada a quantidade de

instrumentos musicais a que só falta um teclado...

Apesar de distar um pouco da praia, resolve-se com uma pequena caminhada ou então recorrendo às bicicletas que simpaticamente estão disponíveis.

Até ás próximas férias.


Augusto Pereira

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: São clientes assim satisfeitos que nos estimulam para fazer ainda melhor. Até às próximas férias. Cumprimentos Rosa Matos
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Limpeza podia ser melhor

  • 1 of 5

Limpeza muito má, no primeiro dia de férias tivemos que limpar o WC e a cozinha na totalidade. No último dia fomos expulsos pela senhora da limpeza que começou a bater à porta às 8:50h apesar da hora de saída ser às 10h. A senhora foi mesmo muito desagradável connosco....

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Caros arrendatários, Lamentamos muito o sucedido e informamos que já substituímos a funcionária da limpeza. Todas as anteriores avaliações foram muito positivas, foi um incidente infeliz. Uma vez mais as nossas desculpas. Os melhores cumprimentos,
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Estadia de uma semana

  • 3 of 5

Casa bem equipada, boas áreas, limpa e arrumada, facilidade de estacionamento quer à porta quer na praia, afastada do centro como tal está numa zona sossegada. Em falta máquina de café, forno, ar condicionado nos quartos, Wi-Fi.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Obrigada pela sua apreciação, tentaremos melhorar.
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Piratas Bar
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
A22 (Via do Infante)
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
900 Metres
Alagoa - Altura
Car: recommended

On A22 high way (Via do Infante) you go out towards Monte Gordo.

At the first intersection turn right towards Faro, you are now in EN 125.

At the second roundabout turn left, two more times to the left and you arrived at your destination.

In EN 125 (exiting towards Vila Real de Santo António) look for Tasca do Zé and ask for 'Secretos de Porco Preto' (wild boar meat). For grilled fish (always) go to 'Restaurante das Marés' on Altura's Rua Direita.

Great bread: ask someone to indicate you how to get to Rio Seco province (it is not difficult); lucky you if the bakery (with wood-burning oven) still has bread and someone to open the door - but it's worth the risk.

Do not forget to taste the figs - must be eaten on the day of harvest.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

O arrendamento é feito de sábado a sábado, entrada após as 12 horas e saída até às 10 horas.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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