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The Birds Nest - Luxury new town house in the heart of Alvor, 500 m to beach

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,314 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms in the heart of Alvor with sea and mountain view.

We came to a crossroads. It led us to Alvor.

We fell instantly in love with this beautiful, charming, picturesque fishing village, with its perfect location close to sea and countryside and the Monchique mountains 30 minutes away - right on the Algarve coast, offering the best all year climate in Europe.

In Alvor life is pleasant. 125 restaurants offer everything you could wish for. The stunningly beautiful Alvor Beach is just one golf shot away. Shops, golf courses, tennis, fitness, horseback riding, walk ways, water sports, etc. are close. In Portimao, 5 km away, you can still your big shopping desire.

But Alvor is also the optimal destination for those seeking the quiet, refreshing holiday. You can go out to the market hall or bakery in the morning and buy your fresh fruit, fish and bread. You enjoy your breakfast to the sound of birds chirping and the waves rolling onto the beach.

Here, we wanted to create a home that met our highest standards of comfort and quality. The result is "The Birds Nest", a modern town house in the very center and with everything Alvor offers on the doorstep.

"The Birds Nest" offers 12 people a 5-star accomodation with its 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, patio with barbecue, large terraces. Hot tub, pergola, outdoor kitchen with gasol barbecue on the roof top terrace, with stunning views in all directions against sea, countryside and mountains.

"The Birds Nest" is best suited for responsible adults due to its three floors, marble stairs and high terraces.

Fully equipped kitchen (american freezer, induction hob, dish washer, microwawe, espresso machine, coffee maker, toaster, mixer, kettle and more). Kitchen/dinner table seating 8.

Separate laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer.

Living room with leather sofas, 55" Samsung Smart TV, sound system, Apple TV. Bio Ethanol fire place. Wifi.

4 en suite bedrooms, 3 with twin beds and one with Queen size bed. 2 bed rooms sharing one bath room.

Under floor heating with separate thermostats in all rooms including bath rooms. A/C units in all rooms. Central vacuuming.

Patio with barbecue and marble cafe tables. Large sliding doors from kitchen and living room connect the patio to one large common living area.

Breakfast terrace facing east. Sunset terrace facing west. Roof top terrace with hot tub, pergola, outdoor kitchen and gasol barbecue.

More Details
Registration Number : 16671/AL

Rey & Pirkko Langels
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Rey & Pirkko Langels

Born in Finland. Lived most of our lives in Sweden. We decided to choose a new crossroad taking us to beautiful Alvor to create a holiday home, that meets our highest requirements of comfort and quality.

Rey & Pirkko Langels purchased this villa in 2015

Why Rey & Pirkko Langels chose Alvor

"The Birds Nest" is the ultimate luxury town house, close to everything. Suitable for guests demanding the highest comfort and quality.

What makes this villa unique

Under floor heating, 8 A/C units, central vacuuming, separate laundry room with 9 kg washing machine and tumble dryer. Well equipped kitchen with all amenities such as induction hob, american freezer, dish washer, dish drying cabinet and more.

In the very heart of the town, but with a lot of out door space (patio, sunrise terrace, sunset terrace, roof top terrace with pergola, hot tub, out door kitchen and gasol barbecue.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Alvor in Municipality of Portimão

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2314 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 5 bath rooms. Ground floor bath room with bath tube. 4 en suite bath rooms. All equipped with bide/bide shower and overhead and hand shower.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
  • Flamingo, Ibis and Swan suite have fridge/vine cabinet, desk, arm chair and coffee table
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

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The Birds Nest - Luxury new town house in the heart of Alvor, 500 m to beach
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Kent, England

What a fantastic property - thank you so much to Rey and Rosario for such a great week..

  • 5 of 5

Complete and utter amazement at the thought and effort that has gone into creating The Birds Nest. The rooms are amazing - the 3 roof areas perfect and the kitchen really does have everything. The bedrooms really did make it a home from home for all of us and everybody couldn't help but comment what a wonderful property this was. The location was brilliant as you are 10 minutes from the beach or 2 minutes from the restaurants and bars in the evening. If you needed escape from the heat - the courtyard or air conned rooms were your friend - and for a wonderful sundowner - with amazing views - you cannot beat the roof terrace with jacuzzi and music and if you are up for it a BBQ.

Not sure what TV they have but the picture quality when watching a film on Apple TV / WiFi was surreal.. like watching a computer game it was that good.

I really would recommend this place to any groups/extended families as there is more than enough space to congregate / socialise and/or get away from it all.

Thank you guys and we do hope to be back again sometime soon...


  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paul! You're making me and my staff very happy.
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Fabulous property

  • 5 of 5

The Bird’s Nest absolutely lived up to our (high) expectations. I stayed with a group of friends. It is a perfect location for restaurants, the beach, walking on the boardwalks, and we had no need for cars/taxis (not easy for a large group). The outdoor areas are perfect for catching the sun as it moves during the day, all with plenty of seating/loungers. The property is spacious, lots of room in the bedrooms, even the two smaller ones on the ground floor have good wardrobe space and are perfectly adequate. Bathrooms are designed to a high standard and walk in showers are large. The kitchen must be the best equipped kitchen in Alvor. We were short of nothing! The owners were there to greet us and hand over the keys. They were extremely accommodating and willing to fit in with our flights etc and nothing was too much trouble. Would I stay here again.... most definitely. Thank you for making our holiday fantastic.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Luxury Nest

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we rent this apartment, and again it's perfection. Most likely the best apartment in Alvor!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Halifax Canada

Great property and owners in perfect Alvor

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for the second year in a row. Our 2 families had so much fun. The property accommodates our 9 people very comfortably. Rey is very good to deal with. Alvor has great restaurants, a fantastic beach, a good night life, lots of other attractions, and then you return to a fantastic house. Wish we could do this every year. Highly, highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Townhouse - Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from an amazing week at the Birds Nest in Alvor with my family of 8 ranging from age 14 to 73. The location is perfect as it is on a quiet street but only a few hundred yards from all of the bars, cafes and restaurants and also very close to the waterfront and beaches. The accommodation is spotless, brand new and no expense has been spared in kitting it out from top to bottom. The kitchen is large and has everything (and more) that you could possibly need. They have thought of everything. Laundry room a blessing! (They even provide beach towels). Bedrooms and bathrooms are gorgeous. The 4 upstairs bedrooms are larger than the two downstairs and have mini fridges with complimentary wine and water. The Swan suite with private terrace is gorgeous which was an afternoon sun trap but there is also a balcony for the morning sun. The rooftop views are lovely watching the sunset and 360 degree views from the comfort of the hot tub. We had a few BBQs up there and some great nights up there. I would definitely recommend this place for a large extended family or groups of couples (but not young children due to marble stairs). There is so much space that you can find solitude if you wish but congregate in one of the terraces if you wish. Loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Halifax Canada

The Bird's Nest is perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Our 2 families stayed at The Bird's Nest for 7 days. It accommodated 9 of us beautifully. It is modern and so well laid out - we had so much space for the nine of us. It has everything you require to cook, clean, relax, etc. It has 4 great outside spaces as well. It is so well-situated within Alvor - you can easily walk to a restaurants, pubs, the beach or the markets. The owners are helpful and very responsive and if you have any questions during your stay Sonia is readily available to help. I can highly recommend The Bird's Nest. We are already discussing returning next summer.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
15 Metres
Gastrobar 13
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Alto Golf
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Argentina Steakhouse
Nearest Ski
450 Kilometres
Sierra Nevada
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Alvor Beach
Car: not necessary


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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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