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Luxury Apartment In Albur Village, Alvor, Western Algarve, Portugal

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment in Alvor, Western Algarve, Portugal - Brand New Fully Equipped 1 Bedroom Air-Conditioned Apartment Close To Centre Of Alvor

New in 2015 luxury 1 bedroom apartment situated in Albur Village, a secure peaceful complex, close to all Alvor amenities. Our apartment is in one of the best locations in Alvor – situated just a short stroll to the main restaurant and bar area but just far enough away to be quiet and have open views to the countryside. We regularly walk to the beach which comfortably takes less than 15 minutes.

Recently furnished by a specialist interior design company, the fully air-conditioned apartment provides a stylish holiday home allowing you to have the freedom to enjoy the many delights of Alvor. The accommodation is modern and has an open plan kitchen/dining area with the kitchen window looking directly out to the pool area.

Direct access to a large private balcony is from either the lounge or the bedroom and we have provided luxurious outdoor furniture for guests use. There is also a patio area directly outside the front door of the apartment where we have provided a small table and chairs for enjoying the afternoon/evening sun.

Spacious living area providing a comfortable and relaxing environment for up to 4 adults. The sofa can be easily turned into an extremely comfortable double bed and the sideboards provide sufficient storage for clothing. The apartment will sleep four with a flexible bedroom layout – either twin beds or zipped mattress to make a very large super-king bed. High quality bedding is provided to ensure maximum comfort.

The complex is completely secure and has a video entry system as well as allocated underground parking. Lifts are available to all floors but our apartment is on the same level as the pool and can be accessed without having to climb any stairs. The private fresh-water pool is located in the centre of the complex and therefore sheltered from the wind and making it a comfortable area to relax and enjoy the sun all year round.

Albur village is a recently developed complex of apartments which has everything needed for holidaymakers looking for quality modern apartments and facilities. The complex includes the largest and best supermarket in Alvor (Pingo Doce) and means that picking up those holiday essentials is both simple and cost effective. The supermarket even has its own bakery and café area and so breakfast is made simple.

More Details
Registration Number : 26182/AL

Owner
Pamela Kennedy
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Pamela Kennedy

We are a married couple living near Glasgow in Scotland. We have one teenage son who has been enjoying holidays in Alvor since he was three when we first discovered the village.

Since then we have introduced many friends and family members who all seem to fall in love with the place just like we did.

Having rented private apartments for many years we finally decided to take the plunge and buy one for ourselves.

Pamela Kennedy purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Pamela Kennedy chose Portimao region

We love Alvor and viewed many apartment complexes before we finally came across the new Albur Village development. We were immediately impressed with the quality of the property and the secure nature of the complex overall.

Since the property has only recently been completed, it is in better condition than some of the complexes that have been around for a while and we love the modern look of the apartment.

The location is also great - we didn't actually realise that the apartment is so close to the bars and restaurants and we enjoy the stroll down and back home in the evening.

What makes this apartment unique

Having the best supermarket in the village around the corner from the apartment is really convenient and ideal for guests. Saves walking with heavy bags full of supplies or having to take the car and it is ideal if you need to stock up with replacement drinks or just fancy a delicious rotisserie chicken or freshly baked bread from the bakery.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a fabulous modern apartment to base your stay in Alvor. The apartment is decorated to the highest standard, it's very clean, spacious and also fully equipped with every convenience. Situated in a quiet area of town but still only a few minutes walk to the town center and the wonderful beach. We were one of the first visitors to this apartment and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.... so much we've booked again for Easter. We would highly recommend this apartment to our friends. Gordon, Susan & Callum
Mar 2015
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Map

Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Fishing trips and boat trips to the caves are available or you can even go out looking for some of the resident dolphins. For the really adventurous, you can now skydive from the airfield just outside Alvor – the views on the way down are supposed to be amazing!

There is a big waterpark nearby at Lagoa – called Slide & Splash it provides great fun for both the kids and the big kids whilst providing plenty of areas to relax and enjoy the sun. Zoomarine is also a fantastic venue for a day trip – includes various marine life shows, theme park rides and 4D cinema.

Within a short distance from the village you can have a try at quad biking, mountain biking, horse riding or gokarting at the new Autodromo Algarve motorbike track which hosts many big events.

Coast/Beach:

The main beach in Alvor is just a short walk away from the apartment and is a long stretch of white sand with lots of sun loungers available for those looking to soak up the sun.

For the more active, there are several watersports companies where you can rent out a pedalo, paddleboard, kayaking, jet ski, kite surfing or ride on an inflatable banana.

The impressive boardwalk stretches for miles across some of the fascinating wildlife habitats at Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve.

Travel:

Western Algarve is serviced by Faro International Airport. Car hire is relatively low cost and easy to arrange. Transfer time from the Airport is approx 50 mins, using the A22 toll road. Transfer can be arranged.

Distances:

If you want to explore further out from the village then you can venture to the historic town of Lagos to the West or Portimao to the East. The new Aqua centre at Portimao offers the chance of some retail therapy for those who feel the need. Both can be reached by bus, taxi or by rental car or you could take a boat trip from the riverfront straight over to Lagos!

Further Details:

Alvor is an ideal resort for couples & families and has everything that you need for a relaxing holiday. It has grown substantially since tourists started arriving in the 1960’s but the village has managed to remain unspoilt and the village still retains its own charm. The tight cobbled streets remain with the many bars and restaurants settled between the traditional old houses.

There are lots of things to do or you can just relax and enjoy the fantastic climate.

Within the village itself there is an amazing variety of fantastic restaurants which cater for all tastes and budgets – traditional Portuguese, harbour-front fish restaurants, Italian, Indian, Chinese. There are equally as many bars to choose from, including several Irish bars. Many of the bars will show the major sporting events live and you also have your choice of live entertainment.

The riverfront has undergone a significant transformation over the past few years and now provides a wonderful place to watch the sunset over the estuary. To make it even better you can now relax at one of the bars which will serve you a cocktail, a beer or a jug of sangria to make the moment even more special.

Alvor really is a fantastic base for the keen golf traveller. Within 20 minutes of the village you will find an amazing choice of courses which can satisfy all standards of golfer. The following are just a small selection:

Alto Golf – taken over a few years ago by the Pestana group, the standard at Alto has improved dramatically and it now provides a great challenge including a 600 meter par 5.

Penina – located around the Meridien hotel complex, Penina is widely regarded as the home of Portuguese golf as it was here that Henry Cotton designed the first course in the Algarve. Also includes an Academy course and fantastic practice facilities.

Palmares – recently remodelled by Robert Trent Jones, Palmares now includes three loops of 9 holes which all offer a different challenge in a breathtaking environment.

Morgado – offering two courses which provide very different challenges, Morgado offers a chance to get away from the coast and visit the hills just above Alvor.

Amenities

Alvor Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
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 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • Family bathroom with wc, bidet, hand basin, illuminated mirror and full size bath/shower. Good quality fittings and towels provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Bed can convert to 2 singles
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Flexible bedroom layout which can be organised to suit guests. With 2 single beds which can utilise zip lock technology to be joined as a super-king size bed. The wardrobe and bedside units provide plenty of storage. Good quality bedding provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The apartment has the luxury of all day sunshine with both a private balcony which benefits from the morning sun and a patio area at the front door which overlooks the pool and is perfect for a relaxing afternoon snack or evening cocktail before heading out. Outside: Large fresh water pool is located in the centre of the complex on the same level as the apartment. Sun bathing is available at the pool on the sun loungers provided. Well-tended gardens can be found throughout the complex. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fresh towels, duvet covers and pillow cases are provided for each tenancy. Additional cleaning requirements can be discussed with our local management agents. Other: Laundry - a foldaway drying frame is provided with iron and ironing board. Security - safe provided in apartment Other- Good quality hair dryer provided. Beach towels provided for guests use. Please note this is a no smoking property.

Reviews

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Fantastic, Spacious, Practical

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I arrived at the property to be met by Alice who gave us a great introduction to both the property and the resort. First impressions were very good, the apartment was clean and tidy, the pool area seems to be kept clean as well. My oldest son joined us for our first week and we found we had plenty of room. I could go on and on, it was our first visit to Alvor and we are planning to come back next year. The location is great, situated within walking distance to bars, restaurants and beach. Dolce Pingo supermarket is located close to apartments, no need for taxi. I cannot speak highly enough of our holiday, we met some great people, we ate in some fantastic restaurants, Ruccala do not miss book before you leave home, Mourisco`s cocktail bar was great for chilling with great cocktails, watch the sun go down at Kate`s Sunset bar before dinner, fun place to go! FANTASTIC! FANTASTIC! FANTASTIC!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, clean apartment. Excellent location. Just couldn't fault anything.

  • 5 of 5

You could not fault this apartment. Perfect location for access to restaurants, beach and supermarket. Apartment had everything you could possibly think of for a relaxing, home from home, holiday. Pam is so friendly and easy to deal with and we will return, without a doubt. Thanks for everything Pam.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm delighted you enjoyed your holiday and the apartment. Thank you for your excellent review and we'll maybe see you again in the future. Best wishes Pamela
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5

Superb apartment with great access to beach and town

  • 5 of 5

Superb ground floor apartment which is finished to the highest of standards. Has dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, cooler, oven, fridge freezer, hairdryer, iron and board, and wee luxuries of Molton brown shower gel and hand soap! Centrally located within walking distance of the beach and town. Pingo doce supermarket below the apartment block so no transport needed once in the resort. We were allowed in to the apartment as soon as we arrived which we really appreciated. Pamela was very easy to deal with so we will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent - 5 Stars

  • 5 of 5

Clean, fresh, modern - all round excellent appartment. It exceeded our expectations. Comfy beds, good air conditioning, WiFi, kitchen appliances etc. all good! Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Wendy for your review, so glad you enjoyed your holiday and the apartment.
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Lovely apartment , great location

  • 4 of 5

Apartment is presented very well.

Fabulous large balcony to the back of the apartment. Lovely space at front too that gets the evening sun.

Located above Pingo supermarket and only 5 minute walk to Alvor centre with plenty of bars and restaurants.

Beach we found to be a 15 minute walk.

Enjoyed a relaxing break at Albur Village.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Beautiful appartment

  • 5 of 5

Just a week's break in Alvor but enjoyed it so much, the whole experience of booking the appartment and the support provided by Pamela was exceptional.

The appartment is immaculate and very well furnished with good quality items along with more than we could have imagined in terms of what was provided, also allowed us to travel very light.

Probably the best location in Alvor to access the hub of the village with a very short walk to some amazing gastro experiences.

Highly recommend and will be our first choice for future trips.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted you enjoyed your holiday and the apartment. Thank you so much for your excellent review. We'll look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards Pamela & Bill
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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
Damage Deposit $271.48

Booking Notes:

All bookings will be secured by a 25% deposit with payment of the balance (plus security deposit) required no less than 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the let. The payment will not be refundable for a cancellation within the 8 week period prior to the commencement of the let.

A refundable damage deposit of £200 will be held and refunded to the client upon confirmation from our local management company that the property has not been damaged and has been left in a reasonable condition.

Changeover Day:
Our changeover day, if possible, is Saturday however we will try to be flexible. Access to the apartment will be from 4pm on the day of arrival and the apartment should be vacated by 10am at departure - again we will try to be flexible.

Notes on prices:
We do have special offers for long term winter lets, or shorter weekend breaks please enquire for details

Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (British Pounds) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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