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Apartment in Alvor, Western Algarve - Close to Beach and Fishing Village. Alojamento Local Licence No. 3063/AL
Large fitted wardrobe. Safety deposit box. Doors to roof terrace. Air conditioning unit providing hot or cold air.
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children not allowed
Smoking allowed - Smoking allowed on balcony and roof terrace only. Smoking allowed on balcony and roof terrace only.
Max guests: 2 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
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.
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.