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Air Conditioned Apart - 2 Balconies & 2 Bathrooms With Private Pool For Guests

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
apartment
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Alvor Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Alvor, Western Algarve, Portugal - 5 Minutes Walk to Beach, Harbour And Village

This A/C holiday apartment has an on-site private swimming pool with attendant during summer months. 2016 is year 10 for guests staying at our up to date Apartment. Lifts take you and your luggage from a cool underground car space to the apartment on the 1st floor. There is a Reception. On and close to the complex are a variety of shops, cafes/restaurants and entertainment for all ages - no driving is necessary. Just about a 5 mins walk will take you to the super white beach via a small conservation area. By the beach are special cafes plus a harbour, sports centre and a modern promenade with free car parking spaces. In another direction a 5 mins walk will bring you directly to the centre of Alvor - a traditional and peaceful fishing village. Close to Alvor is a private airport where skydiving is organised. In and around the village are some 7 golf courses plus places where equipment can be hired. If you hire a car then you can easily travel into the nearby mountains, visit a castle, or drive along the coastline to the fabulous marinas.

See our price options in cases where early or last minutes bookings are possible to get our best prices. If in double just email or call us using the details on the Contacts area here or via the link to our own website.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Laurie and Jean
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 27, 2016
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About Laurie and Jean

We are a married couple who have been taking holidays in the Algarve for many years. On seeing Alvor we knew we had found the perfect holiday centre for ourselves, couples and families.

In the past Laurie worked in telecoms, TV repairs and minor property rentals while Jean has run a Guest House, done various accounting jobs and worked for the Rural Payments Agency.

Our interests now include our married children, grandchildren, good food & wine, photography, patchwork, building websites, and cross-stitch.

Laurie and Jean purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Laurie and Jean chose Portimao region

After discovering Alvor the next job was to find the perfect place to buy. We wanted and got, with lots of local help from ex-patriots, a holiday apartment rather than a residential flat, at a location equi-distant from the village, beach and harbour. In addition we were very impressed with the on-site swimming pool and delightful local restaurants and shops.

Travelling to the apartment takes less than 1 hour by car from Faro, the international airport serving the Algarve. Being away from flight paths was a consideration yet we are just a few Kilometers from local towns and other holiday resorts. Added to this a trip by car or tour bus will quickly take you into the nearby mountains to enjoy fabulous views of the coastline.

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment is very bright, south facing, and welcoming. As you enter you will probably immediately feel relaxed, yet safe. You will find you are on first floor, reached by lifts or stairs from street level or the cool underground car-park.

The sun hits both balconies most of the day so there will be plenty of opportunity to relax and enjoy the warmth.

Our friendly, sociable and helpful on-site agents will meet you to hand over the keys and pool pass (summer months), show you the apartment and provide you with a starter pack so you can begin what we hope will be a wonderful holiday experience.

On our 2 visits each year we replace items that need renewal plus often get busy freshening up some paintwork for our guests to enjoy.

Most locals you may meet speak good English.

Guestbook comments from the owner

All equipment is kept fresh and checked personally by us twice a year. You are invited to read comments from our guests that have been added to our website. The website address can be found below. We welcome your feedback to help us make every trip better.
Mar 2007
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Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Air Conditioned Apart - 2 Balconies & 2 Bathrooms With Private Pool For Guests
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
United Kingdom
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is well equipped with everything you could need on a self catering holiday. Although it would be a shame not to try all the lovely restaurants in Alvor.....there is something for everyone. Alvor is a lovely village and walking round the narrow streets at night was a delight. The apartment is perfectly placed being a short walk from the beautiful beach and the boardwalks and also not far from a great choice of restaurants. The pool at the apartment is large and well maintained with plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas. Alvor is a great destination and we would love to return soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for making this Review. It is so pleasing to know you enjoyed your stay in Alvor and our apartment. Our local Agent said what a pleasure it was to meet you.
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5

Lovely holiday apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed one week in this apartment in Alvor and had an absolutely lovely time! Alvor was beautiful and Laurie and Jean's apartment was great. It was very clean and very well equipped with everything you could possibly need for a holiday; it was just a couple of minutes walk down to the pool area and plaza where there were lots of cafes/bars and also a little supermarket (where you can buy a 7 ft inflatable lobster if it takes your fancy - we are now the proud owners of one!). My girls (9 and 12) loved the pool - it was quite big and good to have a proper swim in (just as well it was big as lobster took up quite a bit of it!). The town centre was just a 5 min walk away as was the harbour and the beach (the beach in Alvor is fantastic - my friend lives in Florida and has been to Alvor - she said it is nicer than the beaches over there!). There was an Intermarche big supermarket just around the corner, again just a few minutes walk, and there were also many restaurants behind the apartments which we visited as well (a good pizza place that my girls loved). The apartment over looks the plaza area and it was lovely to sit out on the kitchen balcony with a glass of wine at lunchtime or in the evening. The apartment has 2 x twin bedded rooms one of which is ensuite and the other has a separate bathroom. The kitchen / lounge area is very spacious as well. Jackie who looks after the apartment was so helpful and very kindly let us leave our cases in her bar on our last day. We will hopefully come back one day! Many thanks for a lovely stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for such a comprehensive review that captures all the things we love about Alvor and taking one or two outings there every year. May you enjoy many happy holidays wherever you go. Laurie and Jean
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5

Best holiday ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at apartment lunchtime and were met by the wonderfully energetic Jackie who immediately made us very welcome. The apartment is beautifully decorated and anything you might every need is supplied in the apartment. Great view from balcony overlooking square. Onsite bars and restaurants great value and great food. Everyone very friendly. We had two grandchildren with us and they loved every minute of their stay. The Pools are very safe and wonderfully clean as is the whole of Alvor. We definitely recommend this apartment for homeliness not just another holiday let. Thanks to the owners for making this holiday great and we will definitely be back.....

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were thrilled to read this review and feel that our efforts to improve the Apartment are so appreciated. Added to this we are not at all surprised to hear how friendly and supportive Jackie has been and is always with our guests. We plan to carry on making major improvements so our guests get the best holiday possible and we have as much enjoyment too when we make visits at least twice a year.
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Map

Duna Beach
"Super wide white sandy beach with sand dunes and caves."
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
FARO
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
On-site
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Kilometres
Alvor for water and fishing trips
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Alto a close one of over 30 along the Algarve
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Portimao
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
A2 that runs along the Algave
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
On-site - Marco's plus many more
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Alvor
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

On the outskirts of Alvor is a busy local private Airport where you can book Sightseeing Flights along the Coast or perhaps sky-diving. They appear to give safety training first.

Along the Coastline there are plenty of Caves to explore as part of a guided tour - for safety.

There are regular Boat trips from the Harbour/Promenade area of Alvor for Dolphin watching, Sea-fishing and exploring the local Estuary and Coastline. Some people travel to Vilamoura to join a Sailing Boat Trip that goes along another part of the coastline to see the Algarve from a very different point of view - usually in strong sunlight.

Take your camera with on any trip outside the apartment - there is so much to catch, remember and share.

Coast/Beach:

The amazingly white, long and wide beach at Alvor is a 5 mins walk from the apartment. Sand dunes with wild grasses edge this glorious area along with a variety of cafes and modest ice-cream parlors. This short walk to the beach will take you through a preserved conservation area.

Along the beach you will see a sports centre, a newly built promanade with restaurants overlooking the picturesque fishing harbour. Colourful windsurfing can often be seen in the distance along the beach.

Travel:

The Algarve is served by Faro International Airport. Most international airports in Europe have flights to/from Faro - and cheap tickets can often be bought.

Car hire is relatively low cost and easy to arrange on arrival at Faro Airport or on-line before you leave. Alternatively take Bus or Taxi to Faro then a train to Portimao before taking another Bus/Taxi from Portimao to Alvor. Alvor is approximately 66km from Faro - taking less than 1 hour to drive along the excellent EU funded motorway.

Distances:

This low rise holiday complex - Dunas - is within Alvor and about 5 minutes walk to the centre of this Fishing village that has many shops and restaurants. It also takes about 5 minutes to walk to the white beach. There you will find sand dunes, attractive beach cafes and free car parking. Along the coast the neast towns are Portimao to the East - about 5km by small coastal route or 12km using main roads. To the west is Lagos - a superb holiday town with a modern marina - that is 18km by road.

Further Details:

Close to the site is a supermarket with an ATM, chemist, a local bank with ATM and most types of holiday shops plus a wide variety of Restaurants - these include Portuguese, Indian, Italian, Chinese, plus a new Steak Bar. The Portuguese are very fond of English speakers and will serve you as friends, politely and invariably in excellent English. Many local people also speak French and German. There is a Post Office and Tourist Office a few minutes walk away.

We have successfully Registered this apartment at the nearby Town Hall of Portimao for full local Tourist Board Lodging - License No. 27868/10. Please speak to our local Agents or email us if you require further details.

In addition to local activities mentioned above you will find there are many Excursions to join that will take you for example to: caves along the coast, off shore fishing, flying along the coastline for photography perhaps, into the mountains and to the castles. Trips can often also be booked to for example Seville, Granada and Malaga in nearby Spain.

Exploring the Algarve coastline on foot, hired bicycle or car to find new and exciting scenes is very satisfying no-matter what age you are. Plus there are many and varied enjoyable restaurants that may lead to you wanting to return again and again. The weather along the Algarve varies from around 16 C in deepest winter to upper 30s C in mid-summer. It seems warm air from North Africa keeps the Algarve from the normal continental climate and we have often found it spreads inland for around 15km.

There is nightlife not far from the Dunas complex in Alvor - a nightclub attracts many people and entertains well into the night. Along the coast towards Faro is Albufeira where the busiest nightlife is organised.

Rates & Availability

Alvor Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$95
 
 
Early Spring
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$69
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$88
 
 
Early Summer
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$107
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$107
 
 
Top Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$151
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$120
 
 
Autumn
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$107
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
$95
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$120
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Early (+6months) or Last Minute Bookings:
If you decide early or perhaps at the last minute then we can offer you a holiday booking of the Apartment with a 25% or 50% discount on the advertised price if the Booking is made up to a week in advance of the holiday. The full agreed payment will be called for these bookings rather than a Deposit followed by Balance payments. However, the savings would be large - especially for a party of up to six.

Booking Notes:
Please call or email us to make a provisional booking that will be held in your name for a limited period. Deposits (10% of agreed price for the holiday) can be transferred by your bank electronically sent via PayPal. The balance is payable 1 month prior to holiday start date.

Changeover Day:
Any day you choose so long as the apartment is available. Our aim is to encourage guests to find and book their own low cost flights - which are often midweek.

Notes on prices:
Prices listed above are in GB Pounds for the property per night. Golfing parties often prefer visiting during the winter months. Contact us to agree a price, deposit, and a payment plan - summer or winter. Prices will be agreed for the year in which the booking is made based on the prices shown.

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Amenities

Alvor Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , Shower is partly open - see one of the photos
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Bath has a hand-held shower
  • Family bathroom with bath with hand shower, grab rails, non-slip bath mat for safety, double sink, mirror, wc, heated towel rail, night-light and shaver socket. The Master Bedroom has a new En-Suite Shower, with heated towel rail, shaver socket and wc.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , A Cot is available on Request
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , A Cot availble on Request
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - with balcony and A/C - has twin beds, an en-suite shower room, large wardrobe, luggage stand, and dressing table. Bedroom 2 - Air Conditioning with twin beds, bedside table, large wardrobe, safe, luggage stand and a dressing table with table lamp. A large window overlooks a pedestrian square. A hair dryer is provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: This south facing air-conditioned apartment is bright and usually warm throughout the day - the Algarve has approaching 300 sunny days a year. Each room faces South and the apartment is fully floor tiled. Overall the apartment size is around 1000 sq. feet. The A/C will also keep you warm on any cooler winter evening in. Bedroom 1 and the Family Bathroom are lockable. (The existing Bathroom was completely updated in January 2015 and a new en-suite Shower Room for Bedroom 1 was built during January 2015.) A personal key safe is also provided. Free WiFi using password access is provided to the Internet. The internet enables guests to view home TV channels from many countries. A complimentary Starter Pack will be given to you on arrival. There has never been a need to charge for electricity or water during the summer or winter. Your conservation of these resources would be appreciated. However, there is a no smoking policy and a smoke detector has been fitted. Also no pets are allowed. Outside: A large circular shared swimming pool with adjacent shallow pool and attendant during summer months will be found on the site - a pre-paid free pass will be provided for access during your stay. Sun-bathing is available around the pools - see one of the photographs to gain an idea of the size and general facilities. Adjacent to the swimming pool is a lush garden area. In addition, on this modern holiday complex there is a large Tiled Square surrounded by Shops and Cafe/bars. Adjacent to the site are tennis courts to which access can be gained via the Main Reception Desk. In addition you will find Table Football and Pool Tables dotted around. This apartment overlooks the large pleasantly tiled square with a small central feature and decorative street lamp. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fresh Towels and Duvet covers with under-sheets and Pillow Cases are provided fresh for each tenancy (a daily maid service can be discussed with our on-site Agents). Other: A foldaway drying frame is provided on the Balcony leading from the Master Bedroom. Previous guests have left beach parasols, and a variety of beach toys for children to enjoy. Do explore cupboards and drawers to find the very latest donated gifts.

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