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HOLIDAY APARTMENT. Now taking bookings 2016/17, check calendar befor booking.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5* ALTO CLUB Luxury 2 bedroom/2 bath apartment.

Beautiful, luxury, elevated apartment, on the famous Alto Golf & Country Club. Facing a delightful water garden, with views of twinkling lights and lovely sunsets over the bay of Lagos, and not overlooked, this apartment has about the best situation on the complex. The 2 bedrooms, are carpeted, and each has twin beds, is well furnished and comfortable with plenty of storage space. The master bedroom, has a TV and patio doors. The sitting room has 2 sofas, (one opens up to a double bed) air-conditioning, a log-burning stove, Sky TV, video, CD and DVD players, books & games.The dining area seats 6.The generous balcony is accessed from both the master bedroom & sitting room and is furnished to seat 6 people, and has 2 sprung sun-loungers with mattresses & lighting. The modern kitchen is very well equipped, including, full size cooker, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, washer/dryer, microwave, food mixer & processor with ample china, cutlery & utensils & granite worktops. The two bathrooms are fully equipped and have marble vanities.

Free WiFi now installed, bring your own laptop.

Welcome Letter:

l send all my guests a 3-page 'Welcome Letter', to help you make the most of your time at The Alto. l can advise you on car hire, taxi transfers & the best restaurants, everything to make your stay even more enjoyable.

Please check availability on the calendar, before making your enquiry.

More Details

Christine Owens
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2017

About Christine Owens

Hello, I'm Chris. I want to make your holiday experience the very best. I am always available by 'phone or email, and happy to attend your every holiday need. I can arrange taxi transfers, & cot-hire, recommend car-hire & restaurants. I have been renting out this property for 17 years, and have many returning guests, who of course, have become friends. My guests get free use of sports equipment including 3 sets of golf clubs.

Christine Owens purchased this apartment in 1999

Why Christine Owens chose Portimao region

There are many tourist apartments in this charming fishing village, most of them, cheaper than the Alto Club, but most of them are in concrete blocks, many on residential roads, and overlooking similar properties, you get what you pay for !! This property has a wonderful location on the Alto Club, it is not overlooked and very peaceful & private. The Alto is the ONLY 5-star establishment in the area, Set in acres of sub-tropical gardens, yet close to the beach & the village, there is no place quite like it in Alvor. Imagine waking up to the lovely views across the bay of Lagos every morning, and dining under the stars on the balcony in the evenings. All within an easy stroll to the wonderful beach & lively village

What makes this apartment unique

In a nutshell, this location & this apartment have it all. Established long enough to have mellowed, and immaculately maintained & equipped. The staff are friendly & helpful. The local people are warm & wonderful, and they remember you, when you visit a restaurant for a second time. Once you have visited The Alto Club, nowhere else in the region is quite good enough.


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • En-suite bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Luxury shower enclosure with thermostatic shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large shower enclosure with thermostatic shower
  • Both bathrooms feature hand-painted tiles, marble floors & vanity tops and have full baths with shower mixers. Bath towels are provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Both bedrooms are bright & beautifully furnished with beech coloured furniture, and coordinating decor, equipped with comfortable Sealy beds, are fully carpeted, and have full-size British pillows (in a choice of natural or synthetic fillings). The en-suite master bedroom also has TV & patio doors leading to the sunny balcony. There is ample storage space, lighting & mirrors to both bedrooms, and both are equipped with hair-dryers, clock radios and more than enough clothes hangers. In the lounge, one of the sofas converts into a full size double bed, with all linen available, and cots may be hired either on site, or prior to departure.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Cart
  • Golf Clubs
  • Garden ...
  • Sand Pit
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This delightful holiday destination offers something for everyone, there are plenty of activities for the energetic, or sunbathing in the fragrant gardens around the outdoor pool, for the truly sybaritic. Spend your days playing golf, exploring the Monchique mountains, surfing, sailing, horse-riding, sky-diving, picnicing, shopping or just leaving your footprints in the sand. Locally, there are fabulous cabarets, folk-lore events, waterparks & casinos to be enjoyed, or for the young in spirit, a lively night life in nearby, bustling Portimao. There is a vast variety of excellent local restaurants to suit all tastes & budgets, from first class international dining to friendly pubs & bars most within easy walking distance, so you can enjoy that extra glass of port after your meal. There are several supermarkets & a municipal market nearby, so there is no shortage of wonderful fresh produce, and life's other necessities and also the fun & the colour of the Gypsy market in Portimao.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

HOLIDAY APARTMENT. Now taking bookings 2016/17, check calendar befor booking.
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Well equipped homely apartment

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for 2 weeks at the beginning of November just as the weather turned cooler. Once we got used to the log fire we were happy with the temperature in the apartment and found it very cosy. The kitchen is very well equipped and there is always plenty of hot water for showers etc. The complex is very well maintained and is only 15 minute's walk into Alvor.

We enjoyed our holiday have booked again for February 2017

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Marilyn & John, Just a few words to thank you for your positive review of our holiday apartment. We are so glad that you enjoyed your holiday, and happy to welcome you back again for your spring break. May we take this opportunity to wish you a very happy Christmas & a healthy, happy new year. Best Wishes, Tony & Chris.
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Well equiped home from home luxury apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the apartment for eleven nights.

The apartment is really nice and exceptionally well furnished on a superb site.

From the moment we arrived to the day we had to leave, we both had a fantastic relaxing stay.

The weather was really hot when we arrived for the first five days and then a welcomed breeze arrived to cool things down more to our liking.

Alvor is still as charming as ever and has not really changed over the years and we hope to re-visit in the near future.

Bearing that in mind, we would most certainly stay at this apartment again as it is like home from home. The apartment is very well equipped with everything you need even down to beach towels which are provided,

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good Morning Julie & Brian, We are so glad that you had a good holiday at our place, and we thank you for the great review. Reviews give people confidence to book with us, and hopefully help our guests to decide, so your comments are much appreciated. We hope to welcome you again to the apartment, and look forward to hearing from you again. May we be the first to wish you a very Happy Christmas, & a healthy & happy New Year. Very Best Wishes, Chris & Tony.
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Great Winter Break

  • 5 of 5

We have visited this site many times, but this is the first time we have stayed in 'Tidings'. Chris and Tony were very welcoming from the outset, and couldn't have been more helpful. The property was similar to others we have stayed in, but we could tell it was very much their second home rather than just a rental.

The Alto Club is great site with nice gardens and two pools, plus a gym and tennis courts for the more energetic. We restricted ourselves to a gentle stroll into town each evening and although a lot of restaurants were closed, there were still plenty to choose from. Our favourites were the Alvor Wine bar and 'O Arco da Velha' , where the fish is magnificent.

Alvor was very quite and the weather was cloudy but pleasantly warm and quite hot when the sun broke through.

Will definitely be returning

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Terry & Family, Happy New Year !! Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write your lovely review, it is very much appreciated. You say that you have visited The Alto Club on many other occasions, so we are particularly gratified to learn that our place is up to muster, and hope that this means that you will be visiting us again. We would also like to thank you for leaving the apartment in such great condition, we wish that all of our guests were like you, and thanks also for your gifts, we drank to your health the day after we arrived. We hope that you and your family have a happy & healthy new year, and we would be absolutely delighted to hear from you again. With Very Best Wishes, Tony & Chris.
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Excellent apartment, a real home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Tidings in September 2015. The apartment was true to the photos and was beautiful. It was very clean, nicely decorated and well furnished. It was very well equipped and we wanted for nothing. There were plenty of hangers in the wardrobes and extra pillows, sheets, blankets and towels.

We found the use of a safe very welcome the free wi-fi was handy. In the last apartment we stayed in on Alto Golf there was a safe but not for guest use and there was no wi-if in the apartment itself and we found it iconvenient having to go down to reception to access wi-if there.

We always hire a car and it was good to have a space in the underground car park out of the sun.

I was in contact quite a lot with Chris before we went away and she was always extremely friendly and helpful, I can understand why Chris and Tony have a lot of returning guests, we have already booked again for next year and we would recommend their property to anyone wanting an apartment in Alvor.

The Alto Club complex is very well maintained and the gardens are lovely with various water gardens.

We have stayed in Alvor a lot so know it well but there are still some restaurants we have yet to try. One of our favourites is Adega de Alvor and the fish restaurants in the harbour are all very good, we also love O'Candeiro on the beach, though wherever we've eaten we've never had a bad meal. Central Cafe do excellent cooked breakfasts and we often stop there for a drink at night and the staff are really friendly and welcoming.

I can guarantee you'll have a fabulous holiday in Alvor and at Tidings.

Jeanette & Richard, Rotherham.

We have been

The balcony was spacious and the view was lovely looking over to Lagos.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jeanette & Richard, Thank you for your lovely review, it was very kind of you, to take the trouble to write it. It was our pleasure, having you as guests, and of course we hope that you will return again & again. This feedback will also encourage other potential guests to come to our place. We are glad that you found all that you needed in the apartment, we do try to equip it with the things that we would like to find. We believe that you are bringing extra visitors next time, we hope that they too, enjoy their holiday, and the more the merrier. We wish you a very happy Christmas, and excellent New Year, and look forward to speaking with you about your next holiday. Thanks Again & Very Best Wishes, Tony & Chris.
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Fabulous family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from this lovely apartment and had a great holiday. The apartment has everything you could want and is in a great location within 5 minutes walk to Alvor. There was plenty to keep our children (11 and 13) amused, they enjoyed playing on site tennis, and table tennis, and using both the indoor and outdoor pools which were very well kept and clean. Alvor has great beaches and numerous amazing restaurants. We would highly recommend you visit , and hope to return one day again ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sarah, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted that you all had a good time, and you have been great guests. You say that you would like to return one day, we sincerely hope that you do, and note that our Returners will always get a discount & priority booking. Let us be the first to wish you and your family a very good Christmas, and a wonderful new year. Don't be strangers, it would be good to hear from you again. All The Best, Tony & Chris.
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Beautiful apartment in fantastic resort

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant. spacious fully furnished apartment with wifi .The owners Chris and Tony were great really helpful initially we had problem with wifi but after contacting Chris it was sorted out without any hassle.The complex is great and with 4 kids 3-12 years they were kept entertained with the swimming pools , table tennis , pool tables and shuttle board .The apartment is a short walk into Alor centre with a huge choice of restaurant s and bars and shops.We found the local people very friendly.The beautiful beach is also a short walk from the apartment which has allocated sun beds .We all had a great time couldn't ask for any better -hoping to book again for next year .

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Debbie & Family, Thank you so much for your beautiful review of our apartment. We are so glad that you had a good time, and hopefully the WiFi was sorted out for you. It has been delightful dealing with you, and we hope that you will choose to return to us, and become one of our "Regulars". Have a great summer, and hopefully, we will hear from you again soon. very Best Wishes, Tony & Chris.
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Nearest Airport
76.5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Alto Golf
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A22 (toll) or N125 free
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: recommended

Less than an hour from Faro Airport, this lovely apartment is situated in the picturesque old fishing village of Alvor and set in 18 acres of sub tropical gardens, with stunning views over the rooftops to the Bay of Lagos. A short stroll from the white sandy beaches (with private section for guests). The facilities of the Club, include, a magnificent heated indoor pool, spa bath, sauna, gym, floodlit tennis courts, snooker & table tennis, a large freeform outdoor pool & childrens' play area. There is also the renowned Cotton's restaurant, beauty salon & reception all within a few steps of the apartment, yet the location remains an oasis of calm & tranquillity. For the golfers, the Alto Golf offers a challenging course designed by Sir Henry Cotton, a friendly clubhouse, not to mention, several other great golfing venues, including the Penina, all easily accessible.

Other Activities: 2 water parks, gypsy markets


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Alvor, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
24 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
28 Oct 2017 - 16 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A 20% deposit will be required upon booking, with the balance payable 8 weeks before departure. A £200.00. security deposit, will also be required, this will be refundable after final cleaning & satisfactory checking.
Except for low season, prices include weekly cleaning & linen change and after-departure cleaning. Extra maid services, & laundry may be arranged at an additional cost.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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