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Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Apartment in Alvor, Western Algarve, Portugal - 5 Minutes Walk To Heart Of Alvor, 10 Minutes Walk To The Beach

This beautiful and spacious two bedroom duplex apartment is located in a peaceful, quiet, and extremely safe condominium of only 24 apartments in the picturesque village of Alvor. Three balconies (with countryside and sea views) overlook the large pool and beautifully maintained gardens. Fully fitted with everything you need to enjoy your stay including air-conditioning and well equipped kitchen. The apartment is situated just a short walk (3-5 minutes) away from the centre of the ancient fishing village where you will find a spectacular riverside harbour with stunning views, sandy beaches and an abundance of bars, cafes, restaurants and shops. Large supermarket is just two minutes walk. For golfers, world class course at Penina is just 5 minutes drive. Child friendly. Car is not necessary. 45 minutes to Faro airport. Private parking is available.WIFI & cable TV now included !

Julie Baltazar
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2018

About Julie Baltazar

Hi, We would like to introduce ourselves as the owners of this lovely apartment in Alvor. We are a family of two parents and three children who live in the North west of England. My name is Julie and I am the owner of two shops in the town, Booshooz selling beautiful children's shoes, ladies Fitflops etc I also have a children's clothing boutique called Bookidz. My husband Dario is a native of Alvor and as such has a comprehensive knowledge of the local area, Shops, sightseeing, the best beaches,restaurants etc. We have been staying in this apartment block for the past 8 years and have tried others but none has compared due to the tranquil yet central location,the beautiful Swimming pool, gorgeous gardens and the spacious apartments, Enjoy!

Julie Baltazar purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Julie Baltazar chose Alvor

When we chose to purchase this property above all others in the area in 2012 we had stayed in many apartments in Alvor over the past 30 years, this was the only complex that ticked all the boxes, Central but peaceful (5 minutes walk from the centre of the village), 2 Minutes walk to supermarket, Complex is small and quiet with only 22 apartments and a larger than average pool meaning no overcrowding, Beautiful gardens overlooked from all front balconies, Countryside over looked from all rear balconies,perfect location for Beach, Bars, Restaurants ECT.

We are proud to say that our apartment is true home from home with everything you need and more for a perfect holiday, please let us know if you need any advis eon anything regarding the area whether you are planing to stay in our apartment or elsewhere, always happy to help !

What makes this apartment unique



Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Alvor in Municipality of Portimão

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Two en-suites with bath/shower, wc, hand basin with vanity unit, and bidet. Separate downstairs wash room with wc and wash-hand basin with vanity unit.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with one double bed, built in wardrobes, en-suite bathroom, balcony over-looking pool. Bedroom 2 with two single beds, built in wardrobes, en-suite bathroom, balcony over-looking pool. Living room with one sofa bed.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Travel cot and high chair provided. Outside: Large, south-facing pool, only for use of condominium, set in beautifully maintained gardens. Sun-loungers and shower provided. Patio furniture on balcony. Beautiful views of the countryside and sea. Entry through locked gate with video-phone connection to apartment. Private parking for one small car available. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included.


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average rating of 4.357143 based on 14 reviews

Beautiful home from home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The home is on a small quiet complex with its own pool. Only 5 mins walk from Alvor centre and 10 mins to the boardwalk where you can access the beach.

Both bedrooms are lovely and each has its own full ensuite bathroom. The kitchen is well equipped for those who want to cook. The lounge balcony is great for relaxing with the sun all day if you don't fancy chilling by the pool.

Pingo Doce supermarket is only 5 mins walk.

You do not need a car to enjoy Alvor when staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Julie, so glad you enjoyed your holiday & our apartment, welcome back anytime, just one thing, if you come to stay again ask for short cut to Pingo, I minute away 👍😜😂😘, thanks for your lovely comments !
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Large, extremely clean apartment

  • 4 of 5

Maria a lovely lady met us at gate and showed us into a large, well equipped, extremely clean apartment. We were a family of six, 4 adults and 2 children a 6 year old and the other 21 months. We felt the apartment wasn't suitable for the younger child as the spindles at the top of stairs were very wide and he could have walked through and fallen to hall below.

The complex was quiet and pool good, only thing missing were umbrellas for shade, we put a small one up for child and we were told to take it down. We did expect a midweek clean and change of bed clothes (we were there for 13 nights), when I rang Maria she brought us some bed clothes to change the bed, not a problem but I think it should be mentioned.

We did enjoy our stay and would definitely recommend this apartment to adults with children over 5 years of age.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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top class apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was perfect for our needs. Beautifully furnished and all mod cons it is a home from home. Julie and Dario put their own stamp on the apartment and it is great. The apartment is in a prime location in Alvor with a fab pool and private parking. Booked again next year and looking forward to using this apartment again.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Phil & Sue, So glad you loved the apartment, welcome back anytime and thanks again for next years booking, Kindest regards, Julie & Dario B.
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Excellent location and lovely setting

  • 3 of 5

On arrival we were met by Maria, a lovely lady who was extremely kind and helpful.

The apartment was nice and spacious but the only fault was the double bed, we did"t get any sleep at all, it was like a board and we even tried the sofa bed downstairs but that wasn't much better I'm afraid.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jacqui, so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and loved our apartment, it's location and our efforts make it a true home from home with everything and more that you would expect from a holiday home. We really appreciate your comments about Maria our key holder, she really is a gem and nothing is too much trouble in helping guests to enjoy their stay. As regards the firmness of the double bed, we are sorry that you found it not to your liking, this is honestly the first time we have had a complaint, the matress on that bed is a top of the range Tempur mattress which normally suits ourselves and our clients. The firmness of a mattress is I guess a personal preference, we obviously would struggle to meet everyones needs regarding this as we cannot have different mattresses for each client. Again we thank you for your review but feel that the 3 star rating was undeseverd in this instance, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your holiday otherwise, Kindest regards, Julie.
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Immaculate and comfortable apartment in a tranquil setting

  • 4 of 5

Overall, the apartment, gardens and swimming pool were as good as we had expected from other reviewers. The apartment is situated very close to the harbour and its many fine restaurants. The board walks around the estuary and along the beach were stunningly beautiful and we certainly plan to return to Alvor. Unfortunately there was heavy rain and high winds for the first couple of days, do Maria had to come to our rescue with a couple of convector heaters because it was so cold. We would certainly recommend the apartment to anyone who wants to stay in high quality accommodation, but not to anyone who has issues with climbing stairs. (There are two flights to the apartment and one within the apartment.)

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sandra, so glad to hear that you loved the apartment and Alvor and appreciated the lovely gardens and pool area, sorry to hear that you had bad weather for the first 2 days of your stay, the air conditioning units in all of the rooms supply hot air as well as cold and we have additional heaters in the under stairs cupboard for clients use, also cold weather duvets in the wardrobes. All in all sounds as though you were happy with the apartment & that you enjoyed your holiday thank you for your comments, welcome anytime, Kindest regards, Julie & Dario B.
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Return Visit

  • 4 of 5

This is our second time to stay at Julie and Darios wonderful apartment.Everything went smoothly from booking to meeting Maria on arrival.Everything is as described,There is plenty of room with views over the pool from ground and upper levels.The kitchen is well stocked for a self catering holiday with the pingo supermarket on your doorstep and the village no more than 5 minutes away.We would recommend this apartment for your stay in Alvor. Joe and Maria and family.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Panda Bar
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Meridian Penina
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Panda Bar
Nearest Beach
1000 Metres
Car: not necessary


10 minute walk to main beaches with restaurants, and sun beds and parasols for rent. Board walk leads to secluded riverside beaches.


Faro airport is a 45 minute drive.

Car hire is not required. Taxi can be pre booked from airport.


Alvor village is a 3-5 minute walk.

Harbour with stunning views, traditional fish restaurants, and riverside bars just a 5 minute walk.

15 minutes walk to Alvor beach.

Large supermarket just a 2 minute walk.

Cities of Portimao is just 5 minutes and Lagos just 10-15 minutes drive.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Alvor, Algarve

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
25% non-refundable deposit required at time of booking with remainder of payment no later than 8 weeks before start of rental.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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