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SOLRIO Grd Floor, Direct Access to Pool/Garden, Wi-Fi, AL registered No 9499/AL - Vista Rio, 3B

Bedrooms 1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights



Vista Rio, 3B

Exceptionally large one bedroom, ground floor apartment sleeps up to four. There are two single beds in the air conditioned bedroom, which can be separated or put together and a double sofa bed in the spacious living area. The apartment enjoys two private terraces. The smaller terrace off the bedroom is perfect for enjoying the morning sun over a leisurely coffee. The large terrace off the living room enjoys views across the estuary and pool and gardens. There is ample space for dining, seating and sunbathing.

About the property

SOLRIO ground floor apt 1 Bed

The SOL RIO development built in 2011 is situated in a quiet but convenient location. The many restaurants, cafes, bars and shops are a short stroll away and the new supermarket is a 5 minute walk. The pool and gardens are peaceful and private with stunning views over the estuary towards the beach. Alvor's stunning beach is a leisurely 10 minute stroll away.

This contemporary, air conditioned apartment includes one large bedroom with ample storage space. There is a private terrace from the bedroom.

The spacious open plan living area includes a comfortable sofa dining area with seating for four. There is a 48' SMART television, blu-Ray DVD player, movie collection unlimited Wi-Fi and Ipod docking station.

This apartment is fully licensed for rental by the Portuguese authorities Registo No 9499/AL

The modern, fully equipped kitchen includes dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer, hob and oven allowing easy self catering and the large terrace is ideal for dining al fresco or just enjoying the sunset.

The fully tiled, good size bathroom includes bath with shower over, basin (with storage under), toilet and bidet.

The apartment provides everything needed for a relaxing stay in a perfect location.

There is superb outdoor furniture on the private terrace and reserved sunbeds beside the pool, which can be accessed directly from the terrace.

There is underground parking and the development has secured entry.

More Details

Yasmin and Mo Din
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2017

About Yasmin and Mo Din

We live in Cheshire with our two young daughters and have been regular visitors to Alvor since 2008. We love the beach in Alvor and the relaxed and friendly feel in the village.

Yasmin and Mo Din purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Yasmin and Mo Din chose Portimao region

We first visited Sol Rio in 2011 just after it was finished and were not disappointed. In fact we hadn't even left to come home before we had booked for the following year! The development is small (just 30 units) so the gardens and pool are never crowded. Often (even in August) we have the entire pool to ourselves!

Before buying we looked at other apartments in Alvor, but somehow none had the 'special something' that is Sol Rio - the fabulous location, the contemporary style, the 'at home' feeling.

What makes this apartment unique

Before we bought our own apartment at Sol Rio we always stayed as guests of Helen & Neil. Knowing that Helen and Neil would be on hand to take care of our guests and our apartment made the decision an easy one.

This apartment is very much our home away from home and we aim to make our guests feel welcome and at home. We hope, like us you will enjoy your stay in Alvor and return many times. We want your holiday to be pleasurable and memorable, so if there is anything we or our management team in Portugal can do to make your visit perfect please don't hesitate to ask.

We were excited to be able to purchase a second apartment at Solrio in 2017. This will give us greater flexibility when visiting with friends and family and also mean we can provide even more guests with their ideal holiday accommodation.

Available Rentals

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Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.
There is a surcharge for all bookings of groups of 4 adults of £50 per week from May to September inclusive.
£100 refundable security deposit payable with balance 8 weeks before arrival.
Cancellation refunds as follows:
Up to 8 weeks prior to arrival - loss of deposit
4-8 weeks prior to arrival - 50% of rate refunded
2-4 weeks prior to arrival - 25% of rate refunded
Less than 2 weeks prior to arrival - No refund


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Alvor in Mexilhoeira Grande

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , two single beds can be combined
  • Main bedroom (can be configured as one double bed or two singles). Air conditioning. Private terrace with seating and table for two.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(23 traveller reviews)

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Vista Rio, 3B
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

The holiday that just kept giving!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment itself was perfect, spacious, beautifully decorated although very practical with all mod cons. It's location was also perfect as it was very close to the heart of Alvor and just round the corner from a large supermarket. We were very impressed and will definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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Beautiful apartment with excellent views

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious and beautifully furnished. Comfortable beds, and was clean. Balcony was amazing with views over the countryside. Only 5 mins into town

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Caroline, thank you for your review. It doesn't matter how many times we visit Solrio I don't think we will ever tire of that view. So pleased you enjoyed that and everything else the apartment has to offer. Kind regards Yasmin
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Very smart modern apartment home from home apart from this has a huge swimming pool which we loved

  • 5 of 5

So close to the centre of town and the other amenities like supermarket restaurants bars harbour shops cafes you name and it's a stones throw away apartment was very very good indeed huge patio area stunning grounds can't fault it

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear the four of you enjoyed your stay. The location really can't be beaten and it is difficult to keep the children out of the pool. Thank you for bringing some sunshine home with you. Kind regards Yasmin
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing apartment, amazing location , definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review Liana. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to be able to welcome you back again soon.
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Five star apartment

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the apartment was wonderful. Fantastic balcony overlooking pool great security. Near town centre with loads of amazing restaurants. Beach about 15/20 minutes from apartment and supermarket about five. Loved it. Yasmin was very helpful and responded quickly to any questions that I asked. Many Thanks Yasmin for all ur help.

Adelaide and Jim

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jim & Adelaide So pleased you enjoyed your stay and looking forward to welcoming you back in 2018. Yasmin
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What an absolutely fabulous place.

  • 5 of 5

An amazing apartment. So well equipped and so comfortable. Already booked for the same period next year. The apartment is so conveniently placed, just a short stroll into the beautiful village of Alvor which has to be one of the best kept secrets in the world! Something for everyone 's taste. Weather in January and February a very pleasant average of around 17 degrees. Most comfortable for us. A few days of rain in the six weeks that we were there, but having sampled the summer temperatures in Alvor last year, the winter rains are much needed. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves , many thanks to Yasmin and Mo for allowing us to stay. Looking forward to next year already.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brian & Barbara, Thank you so much for your review. We knew when we met you in the summer at Solrio that you would love Alvor in the winter. We are delighted you have decided to return in 2018. Hopefully now we have a second apartment at Solrio we will be able to offer you a slightly longer stay too! Best wishes Yasmin & Mo
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
A22, Junction 4
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Car: not necessary

Alvor is a picturesque village, popular with both the Portuguese and those from further afield. The narrow cobbled streets wind down to the fishing harbour where there are many restaurants, cafés, bars and shops.

Fresh local fish is in abundance, together with many traditional Portuguese restaurants as well as BBQ, Italian, Indian and Mexican. Among our personal favourites are D'Angelo, which serves fabulous Italian food at very reasonable prices. Just head for the church and look for the queue out the door and a warm welcome from Rocco.

The fabulous 3 mile beach is rated one of the best on the Algarve and just a 10 minute walk from the property. A leisurely walk along the boardwalk, through the nature reserve, can take you from the beach side restaurants and sun loungers to a deserted area of golden sand.

Alvor is popular with kitesurfers and windsurfers, offering ideal, safe conditions, and a kitesurf school. You can simply watch this exhilarating sport from the sand dunes or if you're feeling more adventurous take a few lessons from Nelson at Alvor Kitesurf School.

For golf enthusiasts the Penina Championship Golf Course is approximately 10 minutes away by car, the Palmares about 20 minutes by car and Boa Vista about 40 minutes. Other golf courses (Alto, Gramacho and Quinta de Morgado) are all about a 15 minute drive away.

Boat trips are available from Alvor harbour or from Lagos or Portimao marinas. Family entertainment includes two water parks, a marine park with dolphin and seal shows (all with bus service) and a zoo at Lagos.

Historic places to visit by car or coach tour include Lagos, Silves and Loule and there are tours to the Monchique Mountains and jeep safaris to the surrounding area.