Apartment in Alvor, Western Algarve - Close to Beach and Fishing Village. Alojamento Local Licence No. 3063/AL
We live in Chingford and have two grown up sons. We met at a local tennis club 26 years ago where we both still play. I am a Librarian at a local college and my husband is an IT analyst.
Owner purchased this Apartment in 2005
Why Owner chose Alvor
We bought the property after spending a number of wonderful family holidays in Alvor. We love the beach and the beautiful estuary which is great for walks and birdwatching. We play tennis when we visit at a local clay court centre and enjoy the many restaurants in the evening.
What makes this Apartment unique
The large roof terrace can be enjoyed all day long and is ideal for al fresco dining. A place to relax in complete privacy.
Pool / Spa
Smoking allowed on balcony and roof terrace only.
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:2 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
New Year Break
A brilliant apartment in a very central location. The terrace was brilliant for catching sun all day on the short wintwr days
Pleased you enjoyed the apartment and made good use of the terrace. It's great for getting that sun!
Thank you Nigel. Look forward to having you stay again.
Spot on property
A great property in an ideal location for the town and beach. Lovely and clean and really well equipped, just as advertised. The lovely private roof terrace is an added bonus.
Thank you for your review Martyn. Pleased you enjoyed staying at our apartment and made good use of the private roof terrace.
Great apartment and private roof top terrace a real bonus
We’ve just returned from a week in Alvor at this apartment and it was great. There was everything you could possibly need for being a self catering booking even down to salt and pepper in the cupboard. The washing machine broke when we were there but we contacted Neil who organised a new one to be installed. Unfortunately it arrived the afternoon before we left so we were not able to use it. Only managed one wash before it broke. Roof top terrace was the best part. Private and had everything you needed for luxury sunbathing and outdoor dining. The apartment was clean and very spacious for just being one bedroom and was in a great location in the town centre so very close to shops bars and restaurants
Pleased you found the apartment and the lovely roof terrace to your liking and that it had everything you needed. Hope to see you again.
Superb apartment everything as described, brilliant terrace for sunbathing, close to bars, restaurants, and shops, with a decent supermarket close by. Transfers arranged for us by the owners and amenable to any requests.
All in all excellent. 10/10
Thank you for your review, glad the apartment was to your liking. Look forward to having you stay again.
Just returned from another fabulous holiday in Portugal, this is our second stay in this fantastic apartment & once again it didn't disappoint, a real home from home & the icing on the cake is the wonderful terrace. We hope to return soon
Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed staying at our apartment and made use of the wonderful roof terrace. We look forward to having you back again.
Alvor's beach is a superb 3 mile stretch of golden sand just 5 to 7 minutes walk away with a number of beach cafes. Take a stroll along the beach or the newly constructed boardwalk through the nature reserve which includes marshland, saltpans and mudflats of the Alvor estuary which is great for birdwatching. Walk to the harbour and see the fishermen bringing in their morning catch.
Lunch on fresh charcoal-grilled sardines at one of the many harbour cafes with views across the river estuary.
Alvor is 45 minutes to 1 hour maximum from Faro Airport. An easy route on the motorway with smooth roads and no congestion. Car hire is not essential, but desirable if you want to tour around. Should you not wish to drive, we can arrange reliable transfers.
10 minutes to Praia da Rocha with marina and night clubs.
10 minutes to Portimao with its harbour and shopping centre.
20 minutes to Lagos, a larger resort with a yachting marina.
30 minutes to Caldas de Monchique, a picturesque spa village.
45 minutes to Monchique, a mountain town.
Only 1 hr 15 mins to the Costa de la Luz in Spain. Here you can visit Ayamonte, traditional Spanish town favoured by artists or the beach resorts of Isla Canela with its beautiful beaches.
Well stocked supermarket, 3 minutes walk away. Pingo Doce supermarket 5 mins by car, selling fresh meat, fish, fruit and vegetables and freshly baked bread. Internet access available in Cactos II and reception.
Good shopping for leather goods, pottery, table linen and cork products in local craft shops and markets.
Coach tours and jeep safaris available.
Local archaeology includes site of a roman villa and Neolithic burial chamber.
Treks and walks through the Monchique mountains among orange, fig, almond and cork trees.
Other activities include golf, sailing, fishing, horse riding, diving, canoeing, cycling, water theme parks and zoos.
Local sports centre in Alvor with indoor swimming pool and tennis courts for hire.
Local tennis centre at Alvor Praia with 5 clay courts offering tuition, racquet rental and tournaments.
Varied choice of local restaurants offering excellent fish and seafood, Portuguese cuisine, Italian, Chinese, Indian, Tex-Mex and English.