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Neil and Helen Dutson

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, portuguese

Dunas Do Alvor, 2 bedroom,Luxury apartment, sleeps 6 Free WiFi , UKTV(3290/AL)

25 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Alvor Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps up to 6. Free WiFi

Ideally located only a 5 minute stroll into the centre of Alvor with its numerous quality bars, restaurants and shops, and a 5 minute walk to the glorious sandy beach. This 2 bedroom apartment is in a popular, family holiday complex with pool, reception, bars and shops. The apartment consists of 2 double bedrooms, full family bathroom, fully fitted kitchen, lounge/diner with balcony with sea view and good views of Lagos.

The apartment is furnished to a high standard. The lounge/diner has 2 leather sofas one of which is a sofa bed, TV with a selection of English channels, DVD / CD player, I-Pod Dock, dining table to seat 6 people, air conditioning and access to Wi-Fi. Apartment managed by ourselves to make sure that you are met with the keys and that you have everything you need to make your holiday enjoyable and hassle free..

The apartment is fully licensed by the local Portuguese authorities and meets EU health and safety standards.

Airport Transfers can be arranged.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Neil and Helen Dutson (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks: english, portuguese

Reviews

4.9
based on 25 traveler reviews

Dunas Do Alvor, 2 bedroom,Luxury apartment, sleeps 6 Free WiFi , UKTV(3290/AL)
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews
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Great Location!

  • 4 of 5

This was our 5th year visiting Alvor and compared to previous years the location was fabulous - a 5 minute walk to both the beach and the centre of Alvor. The apartment was great, the bedrooms are a great size and the living room was spacious. The apartment has a washing machine which we used, which reduced the amount of washing we had on our return home. We were met at the apartment by Neil and Helen and the apartment was clean and tidy. The water, milk and bottle of wine left in the fridge was greatly appreciated, especially after having travelled with two young children (age 5 and 2). Our only minor niggle was that there was no air conditioning in the bedrooms (there is a unit in the living room). It was 34/36 degrees during the day however the fans provided certainly helped!

The pool area was fabulous, large pool and plenty of sun beds. There are a number of café/bar's around the pool area which was great during the day for drinks and snacks and in the evening for entertainment. The staff in the complex were very friendly and helpful - we booked a trip to Zoomarine through the complex which was competitively priced and straightforward to organise.

We had a fabulous holiday and hope to return. Thanks Neil and Helen for the fabulous apartment and straightforward booking experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review . We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks again for leaving the apartment neat and tidy which is always a big help. Hope to see you again in the future Helen and Neil
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4

Great appartment

  • 4 of 5

A lovely spacious, clean appartment with everything we needed. It was a very hot week so the air conditioning in the lounge and fans for the bedrooms were very much appreciated.We also appreciated the milk and bottle of wine which were in the fridge on our arrival. We have stayed in this complex a number of times but this was the best appartment we have stayed in and will hopefully be returning and would have no hesitation in recommending. Lovely pool area and great bars and restaurants close by.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your holiday and would love to welcome you back in the future. Helen and Neil
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5

A beautiful and spacious apartment.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed the month of March and were very impressed with the brightness and well laid out design. The furniture was upgraded with leather sofas, upholstered dining chairs and most comfortable beds. The apartment is in the best location based on walking distance to Alvor beach and village amenities. Neil and Helen responded quickly to all our inquiries and greeted us warmly. We would highly recommend this condo to our friends and family and hopefully it will be available when we return.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We ar glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon. Helen and Neil
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5

Great location; great sunsets

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this apartment for an entire month. We did not hire a car during our stay and easily walked everywhere exploring the charming town of Alvor. The apartment is within easy walking distance to grocery stores, restaurants, local market (mercado), the beach, the boardwalk, even recycling facilities. The apartment was clean and well-equipped with everything we needed, as others have said. The beds are comfy; the building was clean and secure. We appreciated the free wi-fi in the apartment as well as the ease of arranging transportation to and from the airport. The hosts were wonderful and responsive when we had some hiccups with the internet connection. It was lovely to find the milk and a bottle of wine that they provided for our arrival! It was very easy to work with Helen to make bookings and arrangements. We were looking for a quiet winter getaway and we got that in this location. As we got to the last week of March, more tourists were coming to Alvor and the town was not as quiet as earlier in the month.

In March the pool was not yet open, so I cannot comment on that, but it looked lovely. The view from the balcony, especially at sunset, was sensational. Loved our stay in this apartment. Thank you, Neil and Helen.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. We try to provide everything that you need to make your holiday relaxing and stress free. And we are always available to attend to any hiccups that you might have. Our vacuum cleaner is as good as new so thank you for that too. We hope to see you again in the future Helen and Neil
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5

Comprehensively equipped and ideal location

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with the apartment which had everything you could want and exactly as described on this site. Clean, well equipped and the building was also clean, with a large pool and surrounding area with sun loungers. The location is superb, being close to all facilities. Bars, minimarket and restaurant adjoin the building with a larger supermarket and restaurants within walking distance. Alvor town, lagoon promenade, boardwalk over the nature reserve and fabulous beaches also within walking distance. Although we have stayed in Alvor before, Helen and Neil gave us full directions from the airport and met us on arrival.

This is the best apartment we have stayed in, in Alvor. We are already making tentative plans to return next year and would thoroughly recommend this apartment to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at our apartment and hope to see you again next year. Helen and Neil
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5

Perfect Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from an 11 night stay & loved every minute of it. The apartment is spacious, clean, bright, airy and modern. The beds & pillows were especially comfortable & the whole apartment has a real home from home feel. Extras provided such as the safe, large fans in both bedrooms, even a bottle of wine in the fridge on arrival were very much appreciated! The pool was clean with plenty of sunbeds (made more comfortable by the mats provided in the apartment which you can take down to the pool) and several bars dotted around the complex if you fancy a spot of lunch. This was our third visit to Alvor, the first time staying in Neil & Helen's apartment and the location if just perfect, very central to both the town & beach, great views too. We would definately recommend this apartment and would have no hesitation in staying again - in fact we have already mentioned to Neil that we would like to return in 2015!!! Neil also collected & dropped us off at the airport which was very simple to arrange and at a competitive price. Thank you to Neil & Helen for renting out your superb apartment - it certainly helped make our holiday a relaxing, comfortable & enjoyable experience and we have come away with lots of happy memories. From Clyde and Caroline Moon (& Mum!)

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We do our best to organise as much as we can for you so that you can just get on and have a relaxing, stress free holiday. Thanks again for leaving the apartment nice and tidy and we look forward to having you back in 2015. Helen and Neil
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Portimao
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Alvor
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: not necessary

Alvor is a coastal fishing village with quaint narrow cobbled streets that boast numerous bars, restaurants and shops. The beach is only a few minutes walk and is a superb 3 mile stretch of golden sand and is rated one of the best on the Algarve. The area is a golfer’s paradise with the championship course at Penina just a 10 minute drive, also Alto, Gramacho, Quinta De Morgado & Palamares all within a 15 minute drive. You can drive or go on excursions up into the Monchique Mountains or to the Marinas at Lagos or Portimao where there are plenty of boat trips to choose from. Also there are water parks and the marine zoo nearby. For those wanting to dance the night away Praia de Rocha is a 5 minute taxi ride (5 Euro).There are a number of historic places worth a visit including Lagos, Silves & Loule. There are numerous coach tours & jeep safaris available for those not wishing to drive.

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Rates & Availability

Alvor Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$745
 
 
Autumn
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$583
 
 
November 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$421
$959
 
 
Dec 2016
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 20 2016
5 night minimum stay
$421
$959
 
 
Christmas and new Year 2016
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$583
 
 
April 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$551
 
 
May 2017
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$616
 
 
June 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$745
 
 
July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$901
 
 
August 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$972
 
 
September 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$745
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $194

25% deposit required at time of booking. The remainder is due 8 weeks prior to departure.£150 breakages deposit required with final balance. Discounts for long winter lets between November and March, will let to single couples for same price as 1 bedroom apartment between November and March.

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Amenities

Alvor Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Holiday Resort
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bottled Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , travel cot available if required
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
On site there is a mini market, snack bars and cafe/restaurants which offer delicious snacks and light meals. Ali and Mark will offer you a warm welcome at their on-site bar, Cactos II .The pool is clean and equipped with free sun loungers and there is a tennis court with racquet hire available at reception. There is also an iron and an ironing board, a selection of CD's and DVD's and a selection of board games.

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