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Maria Helena

Member since: 2005
Call Manager
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese

Apartment with Excellent Sea and Mountain Views

4 Reviews
People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday apartment in Portimao region

Spacious and well furnished 3 bedroom and 3 bathroom apartment. Sleeps 6/7

Spacious and well furnished 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom South facing apartment on top (2nd) floor of attractive building in small complex with shared pool, and tennis court, close to Alvor beaches. Large verandas with beautiful and relaxing views to the sea and mountains. The ceilings are high which make it cool in summer and the beamed ceiling & feature fire place with wood-burning stove in the living room make it cosy in winter. Attractive entrance patio with hand painted tiles. Close to village amenities (600m) and major town Portimão (4km). Located between two golf courses at Alto (3km) and Penina (7km). Alvor beach is 600m in front of the apartment which is very safe for children. Alvor (600m) is an attractive fishing village with many restaurants, banks, chemists, daily market, newspapers and souvenir shops and is a short evening stroll for a pleasant night time atmosphere! The apartment is fully licensed with the local Council under the Alojamento Local scheme which ensures compliance with safety standards.

The spacious South facing balcony has table and chairs for outdoor eating. The apartment is located on the top floor (2nd) of a building with no elevator.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Maria Helena (Property Manager)
Member since: 2005
Call Manager
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thanks for letting us stay at your apartment, you have a beautiful property that is spacious and clean with everything we needed. We had a fantastic time in Alvor and i can definitely say we will be returning in the future. Once again thank you for helping make our holiday special. Gareth, July 2014
Jul 2014
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Reviews

3.8
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

Apartment with Excellent Sea and Mountain Views
average rating of 3.75 based on 10 reviews
2

Only 1 fan in August!

  • 2 of 5

It was unbearably hot when we stayed and we had to open the balcony doors all night to get some air in! We didn't sleep securely. It's very basic and overpriced for what you get.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear MD Thank you for your comments and I am sorry the apartment was not up to your expectations. We have lived in the apartment for many years and the through drafts from opening the many windows and doors on the several balconies was always enough to make the house comfortable. Security has never been an issue on this second floor apartment and there are louvered shatters if this is a concern. Please note that July 2015 was the hottest month on record but even so I am putting some more fans in the apartment as a result of your comments. I cannot agree with your comments about the price of the apartment, which is certainly not basic as shown by the many repeated visits we have from satisfied clients. Best regards, Helena
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Quinta dos Arcos

  • 4 of 5

We are a family of 6 and we stayed in the appartment for 11 nights this summer and had a fabulous time. Alvor is a charming town, and we would easily walk to the resaturants, bars, shops and beach. A small Spar is very close too. The appartment had plenty of room for the 6 of us, and the pool was lovely to relax around. The only small suggestion is that although the appartment is incredibly well equiped, some of the items need replacing due to being broken ie. a balcony chair, chair in bedroom, beach umbrella and toaster. But the owner asks for feedback on stuff like this, and in no way did this affect our enjoyment of the holiday. We can thoroughly recommend the appartment, and we would love to return in the future. Thanks Helena! The Murray family .

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Family Murray, I am pleased you enjoyed your holiday in Alvor and had the opportunity to discover one of the nicer spots in the Algarve. I whish you had told me earlier about the broken items so that I could have dealt with them immediately. Everything has now been resolved. I hope to have you back soon. Best regards, Helena
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Cumbria
4

A very good family or group sized appartment.

  • 4 of 5

Directions by the owner to this appartment were accurate and concise. Our questions beforehand were answered quickly and favourably. The property was clean although a little old-fashioned in it's furnishings but very comfortable with good-sized rooms. A bathroom for each bedroom gave privacy and speed when getting ready to go out. Only one little request - there was no mirror in the back bedroom but plenty of room in the large wardrobes in each bedroom. Two excellent balconies overlooking the sea and the private swimming pool allowed us to eat, sunbathe and enjoy the fantasic views. The appartment was only a ten minute walk to the beautiful Portuguese town of Alvor with it's harbour, shops, restaurants and bars. There was plenty of car-parking space and also free use of the private tennis courts.

We would definitely recommend this property to our friends - providing they were able to climb two flights of stairs!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Scotland
5

Quintos los Arcos September 2010

  • 5 of 5

Previously we have always stayed nearer the centre of Alvor so we were a bit apprehensive about how far away the apartment was. However it was only a 10 minute walk into the town centre and about 20 minutes to the beach. We enjoyed the walk particularly as we spent the rest of the time lazing about! There was a supermarket close by, (Alvorferias) so handy for the breakfast stuff, without the walk. (Much cheaper than those nearer the town centre)

The apartment itself was very spacious, if a bit dated, with everything you would need provided. Cleaning was done once during our week stay which was fine. Our apartment looked directly over the pool and had fabulous sea views too.

There were three showers, just don't try using them at the same time, as someone ends up with all the hot water and the other with all the cold!

Alvor is a lovely place, this being our third time returning. Lots of choice of places to eat, drink & be merry. We will be back again. If you are looking for a relaxing holiday and to enjoy a nice meal and a drink at night, then Alvor is for you. If you are looking for wild nightlife and clubs then this is not for you.

Suitable for everyone except those looking for wild nightlife.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Faro airport is an easy 45 minute drive away.
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Portimão
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Alvor junction
Nearest Beach
600 Metres
Car: not necessary

Alvor is an attractive fishing village located 4 Km distance from the major town of Portimão in the Western Algarve. Praia da Rocha, a well known resort with beaches, hotels, casino and bars/restaurants is only 5Km away. There is a regular bus service running from Alvor to Portimão/Praia da Rocha very close by.There are 2 Golf courses less than 7 Km distance and the new Reguengos course is only 15Km drive away. The 3 Km long Alvor beach is very safe for children and has various restaurants and facilities. The night time atmosphere in Alvor is safe for the youngsters and only a stroll away. There you can find several grilled fish restaurants and a pleasant harbour promenade. Touring from Alvor is very easy since the Algarve coastal motorway exit is only 7 Km away. Only 20 Km away are the mountains of Monchique with its Spa and thermal water, where you can enjoy a fantastic view in a cooler mountain climate while enjoying the famous piri-piri grilled chicken or regional almond cakes!

Other Activities: Water fun parks close by; historicall cities of Lagos and Silves; Casino 4 Km away.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Alvor, Portimao region

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 4
1 Jul 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
£821
for 7 nights
From
£117
 
 
Rate 5
1 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£704
for 7 nights
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£101
 
 
Rate 6
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
5 night minimum stay
£461
for 5 nights
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£92
 
 
Rate 7
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
£377
for 5 nights
From
£75
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Special prices if the apartment is occupied by 2 people only out of peak season . Special prices for long winter rentals.
A 7th bed (Z-bed) will be charged at 10% of the daily rate. A deposit of € 100,00 against damage/breakage might apply. During winter months electricity will be charged according to meter's reading.

Payment is done by bank transfer, 50% to confirm booking, the remaining up to 4 weeks before arrival. Deposit against damages may apply.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Portimao region in Algarve

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 125 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , towel rail heather
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • 1 double, 2 twins, 1 cot, 1 Z-bed, standing fans, wardrobes in every room.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis Court
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Weekly maid and change of linen. Electric oil filled heaters in all bedrooms as well as standing fans in room and living room. Wi-Fi: mobile wireless “hot-spot” with credit available equivalent to 5 hours of internet navigation

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