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Vila da Praia, Alvor c/w Sky Spt/BT Sports/UK TV & free Hi-Speed WiFi
1 of 24Not bad for a photo taken in mid November, don't think we can't do Winter Holidays on the Algarve!
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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, WC, bidet, basin (within a vanity unit), 110v hair dryer & plenty of storage for towels & toiletries.A large & spacious lounge / dining area, incl. A/C unit, set top box LED TV c/w Sky Sports 1, 2, 3, Golf, F1, BT Sports 1 & 2 plus all UK terrestrial channels, 7 day catch up TV & a load of European TV channels from all major countries, fully paid & unlimited...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, WC, bidet, basin (within a vanity unit), 110v hair dryer & plenty of storage for towels & toiletries.A large & spacious lounge / dining area, incl. A/C unit, set top box LED TV c/w Sky Sports 1, 2, 3, Golf, F1, BT Sports 1 & 2 plus all UK terrestrial channels, 7 day catch up TV & a load of European TV channels from all major countries, fully paid & unlimited hi-speed WIFI internet, an L shaped sofa that easily converts to a double bed with bedding storage under, a 2 seater pull out sofa bed, dining table & chairs plus side tables & a storage unit.A double bedroom, bedside cabinets & sliding wardrobes which houses a digital safe & 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 swing chair (on application), yukka plant, table & chairs (fixed & reclining), all with great views of the estuary & village.We also have a wardrobe in the entrance stocked with sun lounger cushions, 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 provided. 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 to & out of 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.
Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: AL - 64976More
Lovely spacious, well-equipped apartment. Plenty of clean sheets and towels. Quiet gated complex with lovely pool and gardens, within just about five minutes' walk from beach, sports centre, harbour, town, restaurants and shops.
We have travelled to Alvor many times so we know the area well. We visited for New Year celebrations. Alvor was busy but prior to and after was quiet, however, this is what we like. There are still numerous restaurants and bars open although some...More
Just back from a week in Alvor.This is our second time in as many years to stay at this wonderful apartment.It's a real home away from home with everything you need in it Maintained to the highest standard and an excellent location.Lourdes is the owner...More
Date of stay: October 2018
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer Edinburgh, United Kingdom
The Algarve is a rich & diverse area, becoming more so the further west you head away from Faro & the larger more established resorts.
We have been quad biking & horse riding in the hills just behind Alvor & the change in scenary & pace of life is immediately obvious, but well worth checking out. Quad biking around Silves Castle & the surrounding countryside is always a must do for the kids (& us too if I'm being honest)
For the polar opposite, you need to experience the new F1 testing track & World Superbike Race Track c/w Go Karts which is something to behold, it's tucked away in the mountains between Alvor & Lagos, so if you're not looking for it you'll never find it, but worth an afternoon of anyone's time, a real A1 facility.
The beaches on the Algarve stand comparison with anywhe...
How to get there
Avoiding July & August car hire is relatively cheap & the main road (A22) is generally very good & quiet due to the 5 - 6 euro toll. The N125 is not as quick, the old main road, but is toll free.
If outside of these 2 weeks we tend to hire a car for the convenience of accessing the larger out of village supermarkets + it affords trips to Lagos, the beautifully unspoilt & very quiet western coast (waves like you wouldn't believe) & up into Monchique where Donkeys are still used on a daily basis & the pace of life is an echo to yesteryear.
Taxi / Mini Bus Hire is easy to organise with ex pat companies living & operating from Alvor, plus a host of Mercedes Government Taxis available 24/7 within a 3 minute walk adjacent the roundabout as you enter the village centre.
We will happily organi...