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1 Bed apartment, WIFI, UK/Irish TV, 2 swimming pools.

Bedrooms 1
Space 56 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Great location, 3 minute walk to the Beach, Harbor & Village Center, secure complex 2 pools.

The complex 'Vila da Praia' is in a gated complex, in a excellent location 3 minutes walk to the beach, Alvor center or Harbor. The complex has a lovely garden area, which surrounds the 2 swimming pools, one for adults and one for children. The apartment is a 1 bedroom that is suitable for 2-3 people. We provide free WIFI, 32 inch Flat screen TV with USB Port. We have two sofas, dining table for 6 and a patio table for 4, we provide, bath towels and linen, we have heating, air-conditioning, plus a rotating fan for next to the bed for the extra hot nights, a washing machine, 4 ring hob, an oven, a micro wave, Fridge/ Fridge, hair dryer, a safe, iron & Ironing board, CD Player/ radio, DVD player, UK & Irish TV Channels. Our Balcony is West facing and gets great evening sun in late spring, summer and early Autumn for people watching.

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Jenny

Owners that love Alvor

Jenny purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Jenny chose Alvor

We had been to Alvor a few time and loved the beach and the village but we could not find accommodation we were happy with, until we stayed in Villa Da Praia. We just loved it...... We had never thought buying an apartment abroad before but, we fell in love with Alvor and then the complex.

Buying the apartment was one of the best decision we ever made. The old fishing village charm, yet busy and bustling atmosphere and the super restaurants. The beach must be one of the best in Europe. to sit in one of the beach Bars and watch the sun set, is heaven to us. Over the years we have made so many friends, so every visit for us is a gathering of friends, from Scotland, England, Ireland and Portugal.

What makes this apartment unique

Location, Location Location, we are just 3 minute walk to the center of Alvor village, the beach and harbor. All apartments in the complex are privately owned and the owners are very particular, so the complex grounds and the swimming pool with the shady palm trees are very well maintained.

Our apartment is very comfortably furnished, we visit regularly and keep the apartment up to a good standard. We have a balcony that get evening sun and this is where we sit and watch the world go by on a evening. We have a full bathroom, sitting room/dining area with WIFI, double bedroom and our kitchen that over looks the courtyard. We just love it and we get a lot of repeat business so we must be doing something right.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just a note as it's our last evening in Alvor. The sun is still blazing down, no breeze and it's very hot. We've really enjoyed our first visit to Portugal. Your info pack was great. Buganvilia was such good value and great food. We did it twice along with the chicken place and Vagabondo.

We have very much enjoyed staying in your apartment. It's so clean and comfortable with everything you could need. The washer has saved us from having to bring 2 suitcases. The location is terrific. The pool is really great. Joana was lovely when she met us. Thank you so much for all your help. We would have no hesitation in staying here again.
Jun 2015
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Alvor Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 56 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
  • The bathroom is fully tiled, with large mirror, toilet, bath, shower and bidet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 1 bedroom apartment walking distance to everything The bedroom has 1 double bed with large built in wardrobes. Safe and hair dryer.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes Our apartment is non smoking and we request that guests only smoke on the balcony. Personal insurance during your stay is your responsibility. Safe is provided. Outside: 2 x communal pools, one for adults and one for children, the apartments are set within a secure private complex Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The apartment is cleaned on a weekly basis for those staying for more then 1 week. Other: Balcony get evening sun in late Spring, Summer and early Autumn and has a table with 4 chairs, perfect spot for people watching.


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1 Bed apartment, WIFI, UK/Irish TV, 2 swimming pools.
average rating of 4.9 based on 22 reviews

Fantastic apartment in a beautiful complex

  • 5 of 5

We returned to Vila da Praia this year having fallen in love with it in 2016. The complex itself has a very friendly feel to it, with people of all ages either relaxing or playing in the superb communal pool area.

I guess there are two main things that I would like to review, which I hope will be of assistance to anyone contemplating booking here in the future. Firstly, the apartment itself; the accommodation was simply perfect for our requirements. There were three of us staying there, 2 adults and 1 child (aged 7). Everywhere was spotless, the kitchen was very well equipped, the bathroom was a good size, the bed was comfortable and the balcony was in the perfect position to catch the evening sun. There is literally nothing that I can fault about the apartment which felt like home in a matter of minutes.

The second thing that I would like to comment on is the level of service that I received from the owner and her 'in resort' representative. The level of communication provided is absolutely second to none. From the initial booking enquiry, through to the guest information pack (sent through electronically prior to your visit), and then the super efficient on site representative who was there to welcome us and share with us her wealth of local knowledge.

I never write reviews and I have made a genuine exception on this occasion, as I believe the level of all-round service that we received deserved recognition. I am not sure if it is deemed acceptable when writing a review to include names so I have deliberately omitted them; but the people to whom I refer above will know who they are, and I can not thank them enough for helping our family have the perfect summer holiday in Alvor.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review
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Super apartment in a superb location.

  • 5 of 5

Happy, Happy, Happy

Allready booked for next year

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing location, very clean and comfortable flat

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location, you are very short walking distance from the beach and the town centre. The flat was very clean and comfortable, we loved the balcony overlooking the street (not loud at all). The flat has got everything you need

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

Amazing apartment clean spacious , fantastic location for all amienties , very well equipped , everything you could possibly need including air conditioning , very nice pool , very welcome when the temperature was 34 degrees , never had problem getting a sun bed but umbrellas hard to come by by afternoon but as there was a couple in apartment no issues , gquite a few kids , and despite the teenagers been told several times that large footballs were not allowed in pool by the attendant this fell on deaf ears and that of there parents Very rude .

Shopping trolley handy for supermarket , loads of towels , balcony in shade all day so very welcome retreat from the hot sun , apartment on 1 st floor but is a lift , access to complex by key operated lock , no noise issues at all despite being on busy road . Alvor is a beautiful working fishing village , with picturesque cobbled street , rather like a rabbit warren you never no what around the corners ,although there is the customary tac shops there is no discos loud blaring music , live music manly in the Irish bars , a couple of bars did karaoke , but no signs all over saying English this ans English that cheap breakfast etc so not commercially spoilt ( yet ) Hope it doesn't happen

The beach I cannot begin to describe it's so beautiful clean soft golden sand that goes on forever accessible by miles and miles of boardwalks well worth the walk right to the far end to the amazing little coves , the crystal clear warm ocean ,,,, oh I wish I was back there We will be booking again real soon and surges you do too you will not be disappointed Guaranteed !!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great apartment in fantastic gated secure development

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here before and love it for the peace and quiet. 5 minutes walk from the seafront sunset bars or town restaurants with the lovely boardwalks along the beach or river area to enjoy. The apartment is well equipped and affords a sunset view from the balcony.


  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful apartments in fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

Great time had by all

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good to hear, you enjoyed your holiday, hope to see you again soon
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Beach
200 Metres


Alvor wonderful sandy beach is 4km long, unspoilt and amongst the best in the world from our apartment it is about 200 meters


Travel to Faro Airport 45 mins drive will bring you to Alvor. We can arrange transport to and from the airport on request.

Further Details:

The local food just has to be tried, with fresh fish straight from the mornings catch. Most restaurants have charcoal grills, producing some of the best food of the region. There is also a good selection of Pizza restaurants, Chinese, Indian's and good Steak Houses. Some of the bars have live music. There are also quieter bars for those who prefer the sound of good conversation. Typical tourist shops in Alvor. For a good days shopping go to the Aqua shopping just Open in April 2011 it is only 5km away. Plenty of shops and food eatery/restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:

Prices are quoted in euros and are based on a maximum 3 people sharing.

A deposit of 30% is payable at time of booking and is non refundable. The remaining 70% balance is payable 8 weeks before arrival.
Payment is by bank transfer,.

We reserve the right to refuse any reservation requests at our own discretion. We do not take bookings that are part of a large groups Weddings, parties etc, and we will not refund deposits if a booking is found to be part of a large group.

Changeover Day:
Check in is after 14:00 hrs on arrival day and check out is before 10:00. Other arrangements are possible if no other guests are coming in/going out the same day.

Children are welcome,(no markers,crayons,paints,pens etc) long term renters welcome, non smoking only, no pets allowed, suitable for elderly or infirm.

It is each guests responsibility to organised their own personal insurance.

Cancellation policy :
Guests receive:
a 50% refund of the total cost - if they cancel at least eight weeks before check-in.
a 25% refund of the total cost - if they cancel by at least four weeks before check-in.
0% refund of the total cost - if they cancel after 4 weeks before check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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