About this rental
Rooms & beds
Bedrooms: 2(Sleeps: 5)
Toilet · Shower
Toilet · Shower
- Satellite or cable
- Air conditioning
- No smoking
- Washer & dryer
- Swimming pool
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About C L Smith
We are a retired couple living in Cardiff and we have equipped our apartment in Portugal from new to use as a second home following the sale of our Dutch Barge on the French Canals. Our eldest son and his wife are our neighbours in a block of 4 such apartments. We decided to choose Portugal mainly because of the friendly nature of the people, the access to rural locations, beautiful scenery and beaches and the unhurried lifestyle which it offers plus of course the climate! We have made many friends in the area and when we visit we are transported into a totally different lifestyle with a chance to enjoy local food (especially fish from the local market) and Portuguese wine. In particular we often use the apartment as a base to explore other areas of Portugal.
Why C L Smith chose Portimao
This region of the Western Algarve is regarded as a hidden gem. Alvor remains as a peaceful working fishing village with a daily held fish market supplied from boats based in the estuary and some of the the most beautiful and extensive sandy beaches in the Algarve are located here. We decided to purchase this apartment as it is situated on a quiet no through road which is adjacent to the 10th green of Alto Golf Course and also because it is only a 10 minute walk from the nearest undeveloped beach. The location also provides ready access to all the local ammenities such as restaurants, shops and activity attractions. The area with its beautiful coastline provides an ideal environment for walking and the Monchique Mountains (as viewed from the front terrace) are only a 30 min drive away.
What makes this Apartment unique
When booking (or by request) guests are sent a disc of information and pictures. There is a 10 by 5 meter salt water pool (for the private use by guests in the 4 apartments) in the rear garden together with a solar powered shower. Of particular advantage (especially in hot weather) are the front and rear terraces of the apartment which provide shade and keep the indoor areas cool. A key is provided to the lock up storage area on the ground floor in which toys are kept for children in addition to pool inflatables and beach items. Guests who wish to play golf are offered a generous discount at the Alto Golf course and also on other Pestana run courses in the area. There is a Health Club with all usual facilities located approx 1km away. The apartment has a Rental Safety Certificate issued by the Portuguese authorities (gas free).
- 100% refund of amount paid if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund of amount paid (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - No restriction on ageNo restriction on age
Max guests: 5 (sleeps up to 4 adults) - 55
Minimum age of primary renter: 35 - 3030
- Ball games in the gardens (which are intended for the relaxation of guests ) are not allowed