This tastefully restored town house, once a typical fisherman's house, is situated in the centre of Alvor, walking distance to all ameneties but in a quiet street away from the bars and restaurants. The house is divided into 2 parts, the owner lives on one part. The part for rental is completely self contained. The renovations are to a very high standard and the large house comprises of an entrance hall, here we have the entrance door to the rental house, up the stairs to a landing here we finnd a bedroom with 2 single beds and a small varanda , from the lobby up the spiral stairs we come to the loft en-suite bedroom with a doubble bed and a large velux for some incredibble star gazing , back to the landing up 3 steps we find a stone clad shower room (this showeroom services the 1st bedroom) up 3 steps we have a small support kitchenette , through the glass corridor we come to 2 2 doors go down the external stairs and you find the dip cooling off pool, back up the stairs and into the L shaped living room (lounge) here we have a large cornner sofá and another double sofabed satélite T.V. sond system and the modem for wi-fi, this part of the house also benefits from air-con,, wooden stairs leading to upstairs bedroom en-suite, this bedroom too has a double bed and a small varanda overlooking the village. The L shaped living room leads to a dinning room with a large woodden table and then the kitchen is fully equiped, through the double doors into an outside patio BBQ dinning área with another large 6 seater table.. From here we access the third bedroom en-suite.The house is also available for long term winter lets
- House2152 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay1 - 4 nights
4 bedroom house, 2courtyards,pool , lounge area, sleeps up to10, winter lets
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese
- Calendar last updated:
- 19 Aug 2018
What makes this House unique
The house is spacious and in an ideal location , great for families
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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Lovely house in a perfect location
This is an ideal house for a larger group. Each bedroom has its own beautifully decorated bathroom and there is plenty of indoor and outdoor space. So whether you want to sit and chat, or read quietly, there's space for everyone.
The location is also perfect for eating arrangements - if you decide to eat at home, there are numerous shops within walking distance. If you eat out, there are restaurants within a few minutes' walk - 'The Green Door' for example (where they serve fantastic fish).
Mario & Dora provide all the necessary information and respond quickly to questions or requests.
The house is clean and comfortable and the kitchen has good utensils, good knives, fridge, espresso machine ...
We found Alvor to be a great base for walking - there are several good walks nearby. Our specific interest was bird-watching and we saw all kinds along the boardwalks but also north along the estuary and over the sluice into the salt marshes.
For more distant birding trips we went to Monchique in the mountains (+ Silves) and another day we went to the Salgados. We didn't rent cars (six of us) but used the excellent company '"Algarve Need a Lift" who are wonderfully efficient, pleasant and worthwhile. On other occasions we took trains & buses which are also good but the information is not easy to find alas.
We (six adults) had a fantastic week and this was partly due to Mario & Dora's house which is so pleasant and so easy.
If we return to Alvor, this house would certainly be top of our list!
Excellent Location- Rustic charm
Mario's house in unique and comfortable. Everything had been recently "refreshed" and was very clean. Beautiful tiles and nice details. The location is literally a stone's throw from the main street in the old town and harbor, and about a 15 minute walk to the beach the other direction. Couldn't be better. It was unusually chilly during our recent mid April stay, but there were space heaters in the bedrooms, and the heatpump/AC in the main living area kept us quite toasty while inside. The kitchen was fully equipped. The bathrooms are updated, but note that most are very small and in two of them, the floor & shower are level, so that when you shower the entire bathroom gets wet, including in the one bathroom the toilet area and sink become soaked. (they are located immediately next to one another, and the entire bathroom is behind a glass shower-type folding door). However, having 4 ensuite bathrooms is amazing and rare in an old home like this! Additionally, there is a very nice tub in the 5th bathroom on the main living area. There is also a hand sprayer, but no permanent mount, so that is really just for bathing. The water pressure was good and the water was warm. Mario could not have been more accommodating or helpful. He took us on a little walking tour of the area and gave some great suggestions. In particular the Churrascuria where he recommended we eat the Piri Piri chicken was superb!!! great tip! he also showed us the nearest local market, that was really wonderful. The large supermarket is very close, as well. The negatives for our group were the orientation of the bedrooms. Since we had 2 children, the fact that 2 of the bedrooms were truly separate from the main living space of the house, meant going outside and down 16 stairs to one bedroom, and outside through the outdoor dining to get to the other. We just had to get "creative" with who roomed together, but that was just specific to our group. otherwise, the layout offers good privacy for sleeping. Also, LOTS of steps throughout, so not for anyone with any mobility issues. And parking, while usually available somewhere nearby, was very tricky. The town is old and the roads are extraordinarily narrow and winding. We had a large van, and found it much more practical to park nearer to the beach side of town than directly outside Mario's. Thanks for a great and unique stay!
Full of character
Mario and Dora were perfect hosts.There if needed but given complete privacy.The house is in a perfect location.Close to restaurants,bars and beach.Tastefully converted, retaining character but also with every mod con.A real home from home.I would recommend this to any group of friends or a large family.
This apartment is in the ideal spot for enjoying Alvor center shopping and nightlife. You walk around the corner and you're there! Close to the beach as well! Lots of space and privacy between bedrooms. Kitchen adequately stocked with cooking supplies. Dishwasher, washing machine, good sized refrigerator. Tv worked well. Cooled down in the evenings with just a window open. We always found parking nearby for our car. It wasn't a problem (we stayed the last week of September)
To be noted: there are many steps/stairs between rooms. Be aware if you have trouble walking up stairs. Also, animal allergies: a dog lives on the premises.
Owners were welcoming and helpful! We enjoyed visiting with them.
Great house, perfect location!
This is a great house and exactly as described. Lots of space for everyone...we were a party of nine. Lovely outdoor space with barbecue which we used most evenings. Location could not be better for beach, restaurants and bars. Mario and Dora are excellent hosts and always around if you need them.
We would love to visit Alvor again and stay in this lovely house!!!
Fantastic location for everything
House was much bigger than we thought ideal for our grown up family....everybody had their own space. All amenities within the house were as described and just what we needed. Fantastically located within the village 2 minutes walk to shops, restaurants and daily market. The beach about 5 minutes walk was a daily trip for us.
Mario and Dora couldn't have been more helpful or welcoming.
Alvor is a popular destination that combines a perfect beach holiday with local Portuguese life. There are numerous boat trips from the village - go to see the sunset and drink champagne, go to watch the dolphins watching or take a trip along the river. There is a bird sanctuary nearby, great walks, numerous golf courses, including the famous Penina Golf course as well as several beaches - both open white sand beaches and those hidden behind cliffs. There are dozens of restaurants catering for all tastes a short walk. There are sports bars, pubs and a reggae bar that serves the best 'Caipirinha' in the Algarve! There is everything you could possibly want and if you want to get away from it you can. On the other side of the river is the Meia Praia beach which goes to Lagos and passes through wetlands. The Monchique mountains are 30 mins away, the town of Portimão is a 10 minute drive away where there are theatres, cinema and festivals, the new Algarve Race Track is about 15 mins away.
All rentals include linen and towels as well as end of stay changeover. There are no extra charges.