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Sleeps 5 in a beautiful central setting, full Sky/BT Sports + UK TV & free WIF

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Alvor - Vila da Praia, Alvor, Algarve

Balcony, A/C, full UK & European TV via 2 boxes, 1 dble bed + 2 large sofa beds

Superb top floor (2nd floor) 1 bed apartment (with additional sleeping in the lounge) within the finest complex of the beautiful & traditional fishing village of Alvor.

The accommodation briefly comprises of the following -

A fully equipped kitchen, inc.a full sized s/s oven/grill, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster & a whole host of utensils etc.

A fully tiled bathroom with full sized bath & shower, glass shower screen & curtain, WC, bidet, basin (within a large vanity unit), 110v hair dryer & plenty of storage for towels & toiletries.

A large & spacious lounge / dining area, incl. A/C unit, LED TV, a newly added dedicated TV box for all UK terrestrial channels plus the full Sky Sports package & BT Sports 1 & 2, a further cable TV set top box (with a large selection of English speaking channels as part of the standard Portuguese & European Zon package), plus hi-speed 100 mbs internet linked to our pre-paid unlimited wifi (more than quick enough to download or stream whatever you feel may be needed via your laptop or tablet for your comfort & ease), a Philips docking station that can connect to all phones etc via the jack lead supplied, a Bosch portable gas heater for Winter bookings, a wall mounted electric 'Dust Buster' hand held vacuum, a full sized vacuum kept in the wardrobe, an L shaped sofa that easily converts to a double bed with bedding storage under, a 2 seater pull out sofa bed, dining table & 5 chairs, plus side tables & a storage unit with a library of books .

A double bedroom, bedside cabinets & sliding wardrobes which houses a digital safe & plenty of coat hangers (I know it sounds daft to state that, but better to be safe & save you packing them).

Our balcony gets the sun in the afternoon/evening, c/w a large yukka plant, table & chairs (fixed & reclining), clothes airer & an electric bbq grill (but please clean this & put back in the wardrobe when used), all with great views of the estuary & village.

We also have a wardrobe in the entrance stocked with iron & ironing board, sun lounger cushions, a cool box, a yellow V da P approved sun brolley and other pool/beach related items all of which are provided for your use.

Towels / fresh linen & maid service is provided on a weekly/bi-weekly basis or as specifically agreed at the time of booking.

Vila da Praia, Alvor is still a traditional, yet beautiful fishing village, which has a lovely harbour, cobbled promenade leading to a myriad of great laid back bars & restaurants.

It is a wonderfully peaceful and relaxing location with lovely sandy beaches & an old world charm all of its own.

Vila da Praia itself has a fabulous swimming pool and a children's pool situated in private gardens, secured by electric gates (both pedestrian & vehicular) & with decorative metal railing fencing to the perimeter.

The complex is centrally located to all amenities, it is a very child friendly environment, the grounds are beautiful, with easy access to the beach, restaurants, bars, leisure centre & the heart of the old town. A big bonus is that it is not on or up one of the large hills like most complexes in & around the village, so the walk in & around the village is a pleasure & not a chore.

The apartment is on the top floor & serviced by 2 lifts within 50m of the front door, so access is not a problem. This also extends to the underground car park where our allocated space is directly adjacent to the lift shaft, making the transferring of luggage & shopping as easy as possible.

Travel to/from the airport can be arranged through us or with local taxi firms in Alvor or Faro, the approximate costs at the time of placing this is somewhere in the region of 60 Euro per party of 4, 65 Euro for a minibus of 5+.

Car hire in Portugal is reasonably cheap, especially outside the months of July & August, but the beauty of Alvor & Vila da Praia is that a car is not required unless you want easy access to the larger out of town supermarkets or you want to explore the rest of The Algarve & all it has to offer.

So why not drop me a line & see what I can do for you, your holiday is in safe hands.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Chris Warren
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Or any of the above via Google Translate
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Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2016
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About Chris Warren

Hello, we love Alvor & take pride in our apartment, updating it year on year & ensuring that it & you are connected to the modern world & have all your home comforts on hand.

We purchased it initially as our holiday home and for the odd let to family & friends, however, since then we, like most other people, have been affected by the credit crunch (or whatever today's name for it is), so decided to utilise Holiday-Rentals / HomeAway.

I can say that without exception the people that have stayed with us have all treated the place like it was there own & we thank them all for that & hope that that is a reflection of the people using this website.

We do extremely well with repeat bookings, & again, thanks go out to them.

We like to think that we have catered for all eventualities, but if you do have a special request & don't see it listed, please ask & we will endeavour to get something resolved that helps make your holiday more enjoyable.

Thanks for reading & why not drop us a line or check the Calender (which I do try to keep up to date).

We look forward to your call & being able to help you arrange a great holiday!!

All the best,


Chris Warren purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Chris Warren chose Portimao region

Because we love it & hopefully the reviews back that up & hopefully, demonstrate that Alvor is a 365 day destination that works for all, whether it be families, couples or pensioners wanting an extended stay to avoid the harsh winters back home. Some of the best weeks we have had have been between October - March.

What makes this apartment unique

As they say on the TV - Location, Location, Location, with the added bonus that we do not treat this as a holiday let, we treat it as our home from home & have furnished/equipped it accordingly, updating the contents & decor year on year!!

(& it really is the best complex bar none in Alvor)



based on 26 holidaymaker reviews

Sleeps 5 in a beautiful central setting, full Sky/BT Sports + UK TV & free WIF
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews

Fantastic apartment in ideal location *****

  • 5 of 5

WOW !!! Just returned from a week at this fabulous apartment in Alvor.

Every need is catered for within the apartment and the complex is stunning and first class. The property was spotlessly clean and well maintained. Chris the owner is friendly and very approachable and answered any questions we did have regarding our stay. The apartment is ideally located for both the town and the beach and stunning Estuary. It really is a stunning resort and has lots to offer and we hope to return again sooner rather than later

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loving the "WOW", many thanks for the very kind words & so pleased you love Alvor. I hear The Silmar is really missing your trade and company - Thanks again! Chris
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A genuine 'home from home'

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from what has been the most fantastic holiday that we could possibly have hoped for. The apartment is stunning and we felt instantly 'at home' there. The facilities at Vila Da Praia are perfect and we sincerely hope to be able to return there again next year after falling in love with the place.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Quality, many, many thanks, I know I've said it before, but very much appreciated! 😊
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Everything and more

  • 5 of 5

Superb apartment in the best location in Alvor...lovely secure gated complex...if you like to lounge by the pool, this complex has a huge pool with plenty of loungers...the beach is 5 mins away...communication with Chris from start to finish was excellent...Jacqui in resort is a lovely lady and nothing was too much trouble, really made our holiday...a visit to her and Mark's restaurant Marcos is a must and just across the road...this apartment offers you everything, a real home from home, spotlessly clean and a wonderful balcony to enjoy a glass of wine in the afternoon sun...highly recommend this apartment.


Joanna David and Sofia

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Joanna, David & Sofia, I really appreciate your kind words & the time taken to post this for me. It always pleases me (& Jackie) to know that what we're aiming to do is working & quite simply that is to deliver the perfect holiday experience! Thanks again, Chris
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Great property close to town

  • 5 of 5

The property had everything and more that you could hope for. It really was home from home. The air conditioning was a must and worked brilliantly. This is a compact apartment and really suited the three of us, it is on the second floor so good and safe and even though the balcony over looked a quiet road you felt very secluded when sitting out on it.

The only thing I would have loved was a lounger on the balcony as well as the table and chairs, but it would have been a tight squeeze alright. Plenty of loungers around the pool anyway!

The pool was absolutely brilliant and there is staff on duty at the pool. This was brilliant.

Five minutes walk from the centre of Alvor, what more can you ask for. Would definitely stay in this apartment again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the very positive review, I know I'm repeating myself but I really do appreciate you taking the time to post this. I'm going out myself on the 31'st so will look at the balcony to see if there's anything I can do to reconfigure the seating/lounging. Thanks again & so pleased you had a great holiday!!
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Brilliant Apartment, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We were met at the Apartment by Jackie, everything was sparkling clean and ready for us, nice kitchen with everything you need,nice balcony with table and chairs to enjoy breakfast or glass of wine in the evening before setting out,pool area excellent with plenty of sunbeds and brollies with a lovely pool all in a secure gated development.

A Big Thank you to Jackie who was really helpful with lots of tips regarding the area good supermarket 5 mins, restaurants,bars from 2 mins walk it could not be better, beach 5 mins , village centre with lots more restaurants,bars shops etc 5 mins walk.

We will be coming again to this apartment and would recommend to anyone

Chris was very helpful when booking and even put us in touch with a local taxi company for our transfers ( these were also excellent )

Thanks to All

Mike & Maureen

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mike & Maureen, I'm so pleased you had a great holiday & Jackie will also be made up with your kind words. I'm always made up when you like it as much as we do & wanting to come back is no better recommendation - Thanks again! All the best, Chris
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Large clean well decorated

  • 5 of 5

We were met by Jackie the on site rep for this apartment and given a friendly tour of this large clean, well decorated apartment. The kitchen was well stocked with every thing you could possibly want to prepare and serve food. It is very handy for beach, shopping, restaurants and bars, while being peaceful at night.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the positive review & for taking the time to post this. Your efforts are greatly appreciated & Jackie will be pleased she got a mention. Thanks again, Chris
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Faro International Airport
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
N125/A22 Motorway - Direct link with Faro & Spain
Nearest Beach
0.3 Kilometres
Alvor Bay 300m - Wonderful sweeping sandy beach
Car: not necessary

Golf: The World Class Penina Golf Course is within a 5 minute drive of V da P, as is Alto & numerous others, let's face it the Algarve is a must for any serious golfing enthusiast.

Bird & nature watching is a must from the Boardwalk that encircles the estuary, c/w displays that detail the nature walks available. Dolphin watching trips are also available from the harbour area.

For families we have 3 quality water parks (although Slide & Splash is the nearest & the best), Zoo Marine which is a nature based them park with rides & attractions, including a Dolphin Show that in my opinion is better than we saw in California,

Quad Biking tours up into Silves is a fantastic few hours (although not cheap, it is a real blast) & local boat trips a plenty - Seeing the caves from the sea is a must!

To summarise, for those who think it's going to be like Spain & haven't been to the Algarve before, give it a go & you'll find that it excels in every department - Happy Holidays!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Alvor, Portimao region

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
October 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Nov - Dec 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 2016
19 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Jan - Feb 2017
5 Jan 2017 - 5 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
March 2017
6 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
April 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
July - Aug 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
September 2017
4 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £40

A non-refundable deposit of 30% is required to confirm the reservation. The remaining balance of 70% is required to be paid no less than 8 weeks prior to arrival, failure to do so will involve cancellation of the booking & the loss of your deposit.
Payment is by Bank Transfer or Cheque only & must be cleared before we can confirm your reservation.
We have UK GBP & Portuguese Euro Bank Accounts.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Alvor in Algarve

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Fully tiled with a modern white Roca suite, bath/shower c/w screen, vanity unit, vanity mirror with spot lights, storage shelving, linen basket & electric point c/w 110v hairdryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Lounge - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , 1 pull out sofa bed & 1 Large L shaped that easily sleeps 2
  • 2 in the bedroom & 3 in the lounge on Ikea's finest!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The apartment was equipped to suit a family's requirement & is treated as our home from home, so we like to think that all bases have been covered & to a standard above the norm. Alvor is a wonderful resort & really does hold something for everyone, although still fundamentally a quiet fishing village, it does stay open while the early hours in the summer, but should you want something a little more full on Praia da Rocha is only a few Euro away via the plentiful supply of taxis. To ensure your stay is as peaceful & relaxed as it could be we have had an additional set of patio doors & a window fitted to the village side of the apt incorporating sound attenuating glass, so lie ins really won't be an issue. The apartment also has a Bosch portable gas heater for winter bookings should you be so inclined. As I'm sure you will have gleaned already the location of V da P couldn't be better, as everything is only a few pleasant minutes walk away. We really hope you like it too.

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