Lovely 1 bed, top floor apartment, sleeps 2 adults, with entry phone system. Ideally located, only a 5 minute stroll into the centre of Alvor, with its quaint narrow streets and good selection of restaurants and bars. A 7 minute walk takes you to the lovely sandy beach. Alvor is ideal for families and couples and a perfect retreat for adults to relax. The apartment is well furnished and equipped and has the advantage of a large private roof terrace, separate balcony, large kitchen/living room, bedroom and bathroom with shower. There is an allocated parking place in the underground garage, great for keeping the car cool in the summer.
Apartment in Alvor, Western Algarve - Close to Beach and Fishing Village. Alojamento Local Licence No. 3063/AL
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 7, 2018
We live in Chingford and have two grown up sons. We met at a local tennis club 26 years ago where we both still play. I am a Librarian at a local college and my husband is an IT analyst.
Owner purchased this Apartment in 2005
Why Owner chose Alvor
We bought the property after spending a number of wonderful family holidays in Alvor. We love the beach and the beautiful estuary which is great for walks and birdwatching. We play tennis when we visit at a local clay court centre and enjoy the many restaurants in the evening.
What makes this Apartment unique
The large roof terrace can be enjoyed all day long and is ideal for al fresco dining. A place to relax in complete privacy.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
5 Star accomodation. In a lovely area, great roof top terraces for relaxing and eating.
a Fantastic Holiday apartment. Everything you need. Clean and Spacious and near to Restaurants and Beach. Lovely walks.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was a pleasure to have you as guests and we look forward to welcoming you back again.
We had a brilliant holiday and the apartment just made it perfect from arriving to leaving.We booked our transfers when booking this apartment and we were so pleased we did, everything went so smoothly and when we arrived at the apartment we were greeted by the caretaker who was so helpful. The apartment is clean and well equipped,but for us it was the amazing roof terrace. We tried to to book again for next year but alas the dates we wanted were already booked.
Glad you had an enjoyable stay and made good use of the roof terrace. I am now taking bookings for 2020 if you are able to plan that far ahead!
Great apartment in excellent position
We have had 10 days in the apartment which is as good as the pictures suggest. Alvor however exceeded expectations, with lots to do. Great beaches, restaurants,.walking etc, all within minutes, with shopping very close by.
Pool was unheated, so early season was a bit chilly, but it is a good size and nice area to relax.
If we return to the Algarve, we would certainly consider staying here again.
Two minor points that would improve the apartment, would be a more comfortable sofa, and a larger TV
Thank you David for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your feedback. Sounds like you had a lovely time in Alvor. Hope to see you again in the future. Marion
Excellent location and very good value
We are retired Canadian teachers who rented for 6 weeks in Feb-March 2018. Easy walking access to beach, boardwalk and village centre with shops and dozens of restaurants. Cheap but excellent Cafe Suica downstairs - 0.9 Euro for a pint!
Weekly housekeeping was outstanding, courtesy of managers Neil and Helen. Great terrace with convenient washing line. Apartment very clean. Easy parking.
Twin bedroom very good with morning sun pouring in. Good closets and storage. LR was very basic with no decent seating to watch much appreciated UK TV - needs a proper sofa or armchairs. Kitchen was small but well equipped. Only snag was stove top which was not illuminated so I had to use a torch sometimes to see how the food was doing! Likely not an issue for short term renters. DR very good with access to another balcony which was great for morning coffee. Bathroom worked well. It was a cool winter so heating and plug in radiators were appreciated
Overall, excellent value.
Thank you for taking the time to write this review, feedback is always welcome. The sofa is firm as it is in fact a sofa bed which we have not replaced with a regular sofa, as it allows our two sons join us for a holiday as it turns into two separate single beds. I have now uploaded a photo so prospective guests can view details of the seating area before they book. We will look at providing some form of illumination for the cooker top for our guests who prefer to self cater. Pleased you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed Alvor.
Excellent Apartment in perfect location
First visit to Alvor but very impressed with the whole area. Apartment is in perfect location for access to both the village, with many restaurants and bars, and the beach with its long boardwalks, both only a short walk away. Marion and Louis have equipped the apartment well, there is even English TV which is welcome in the winter months. The apartment was perfect for us but the star of the show has to be the amazing terrace a wonderful area to dine or sunbathe. Marion also kindly arranged an airport transfer for us which we would highly recommend if not hiring a car. Hope very much to return later in the year. Many Thanks Marion and Louis.
Thank you for your comments about our apartment. We always try to make our guests as comfortable as possible as we know from experience the difference it makes to have a well equipped apartment. Alvor is a lovely place for a break and we look forward to having you back again for a stay.
Central Alvor Appartment.
Well situated, well equipped, roof terrace excellent. Seating area in lounge could be upgraded. Not very comfortable
Thank you for your comments, pleased you enjoyed staying at the apartment, the roof terrace is such a bonus as provides a quiet, private place to enjoy the Portuguese sunshine. Sorry to hear you found the seating uncomfortable, this is the first time we have received such a comment.
Alvor's beach is a superb 3 mile stretch of golden sand just 5 to 7 minutes walk away with a number of beach cafes. Take a stroll along the beach or the newly constructed boardwalk through the nature reserve which includes marshland, saltpans and mudflats of the Alvor estuary which is great for birdwatching. Walk to the harbour and see the fishermen bringing in their morning catch.
Lunch on fresh charcoal-grilled sardines at one of the many harbour cafes with views across the river estuary.
Alvor is 45 minutes to 1 hour maximum from Faro Airport. An easy route on the motorway with smooth roads and no congestion. Car hire is not essential, but desirable if you want to tour around. Should you not wish to drive, we can arrange reliable transfers.
10 minutes to Praia da Rocha with marina and night clubs.
10 minutes to Portimao with its harbour and shopping centre.
20 minutes to Lagos, a larger resort with a yachting marina.
30 minutes to Caldas de Monchique, a picturesque spa village.
45 minutes to Monchique, a mountain town.
Only 1 hr 15 mins to the Costa de la Luz in Spain. Here you can visit Ayamonte, traditional Spanish town favoured by artists or the beach resorts of Isla Canela with its beautiful beaches.
Well stocked supermarket, 3 minutes walk away. Pingo Doce supermarket 5 mins by car, selling fresh meat, fish, fruit and vegetables and freshly baked bread. Internet access available in Cactos II and reception.
Good shopping for leather goods, pottery, table linen and cork products in local craft shops and markets.
Coach tours and jeep safaris available.
Local archaeology includes site of a roman villa and Neolithic burial chamber.
Treks and walks through the Monchique mountains among orange, fig, almond and cork trees.
Other activities include golf, sailing, fishing, horse riding, diving, canoeing, cycling, water theme parks and zoos.
Local sports centre in Alvor with indoor swimming pool and tennis courts for hire.
Local tennis centre at Alvor Praia with 5 clay courts offering tuition, racquet rental and tournaments.
Varied choice of local restaurants offering excellent fish and seafood, Portuguese cuisine, Italian, Chinese, Indian, Tex-Mex and English.
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: 25% deposit on booking. The remainder is due 8 weeks prior to departure. £100 breakages deposit required with final balance. Our English speaking property management services are based locally and offer the following: A meet and greet service. 24 hr on-call support should you encounter any problems during your stay. (Charge payable for call-out). Welcome service to exchange keys and settle you in. Welcome pack on arrival. Changeover Day: Arrival/departure days/times by agreement. Arrival Time at the Apartment: Please note there is an additional charge for out of hours arrivals as follows: 9am to 6pm – no charge 6pm to midnight -€20 after midnight - €40 Notes on prices: Prices shown are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Minimum of 1 weeks rental.