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Alvor Holiday Apartment - XLarge pool, nr beach.

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 5 reviews

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Vila Marachique is a complex on the outskirts of Alvor. It's centre piece, and the main hub of activity, is the huge extra large swimming pool stretched across the luxurious gardens. One side is wonderful for toddlers, the other side for more confident swimmers. A snack bar separates the two pools where you can buy drinks and food throughout your stay around the pool enjoying the sun.

The luxury apartment has a spacious entrance hall. There is a master bedroom with king size bed, fitted wardrobes, a balcony with view of pool. En suite with a vanity unit, bath, shower, toilet and bidet.

The twin room has two single beds, fitted wardrobes and a balcony with a view of pool.

There is also a family bathroom with vanity unit, bath, shower, toilet and bidet.

The kitchen is large and well equipped with a 4-ring cooker/oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, iron/ironing board and washing machine. Large drying area on a side balcony.

The dining area is open plan dining with a table and six chairs.

Fully furnished lounge, including a bed settee to comfortably sleep two more persons, Flat screen TV, DVD, selection of books, games, toys and DVDs. PS2 with a few games. We have cots, highchairs and pushchairs available if required.

Linen/towels are provided and if staying for 2 weeks there is a mid-stay linen change.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Faro
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated), Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool
General TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, Climbing frame
Access Parking, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Please call for full details.

Further details outdoors

The pool is open from May - mid/end October - (Please check with owners as dates may alter slightly). Important: Parents are responsible for the safety of their children at all times. The pool is divided in two halves - the first part being a toddler pool and the second part being the amazingly extra large pool for confident swimmers - it is solely for private use by Villa Marachique - pool passes are supplied by the apartment owners.

There is a fabulous pool bar serving snacks, drinks etc. all at very reasonable rates.

Play area /Table bar football/ Pool table for the children.

You may park outside the apartment block.

Further details


We understand your holiday may be 7, 10 or 12 nights and flights are more expensive on certain days - please let us know and we may be able to help organise your stay.

The Algarve region

The Algarve has long been a favourite of discerning travellers, drawn by the warmth of its' people, fantastic food and wonderful climate.

The reasons for visiting this area of Portugal just keep piling up! There truly is something for everybody and something different to do every day of the week, all in the knowledge that you'll find some of the most reasonable prices in western Europe whether eating in fine restaurants or parascending over some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Day trips to markets, cliff top castles, nature reserves, spa towns and many natural wonders are easily accomplished either by local transport which is cheap and frequent, trains to take you through the unspoilt countryside or hire car which is competitively priced.

There is every activity for children that you would expect from a leading holiday destination; waterparks abound, an aqua-marine park and a reptile farm set in subtropical gardens are just some of the attractions of the area.

The Algarve has become a by word for great golf and every major resort has a cluster of courses to suit all levels. Golfers can relax in the knowledge that those not so keen on the sport can find plenty to do until their companions return ecstatic or rueful but surely exhilarated!

Pleasantly warm in winter, the temperature rises steadily to towards the sun drenched summer. Blossom covers the ground in springtime and vivid displays of aromatic flowers can be seen along the coast. Inland green pine trees stretch for mile upon mile and later in the year orchards deliver their annual harvest of figs and oranges. Portugal is a colourful country and The Algarve has eye catching natural beauty all year round making it perfect for that winter get away.


The picturesque fishing village of Alvor has a rich history dating back to pre-Roman times. It's fate changed hands many times over the centuries until finally being secured by Christians in the 13th century.All distances and measurements are approximate.

Today Alvor is renowned for it's superb beaches, either long and sandy or divided by enchanting coves. Alvor remains a working fishing community with a fish market and thriving streets based around a 16th century Church at its centre.

Bars playing live music proliferate in it's narrow streets and excellent restaurants can be found right up to the water's edge. There is also a small square which occasionally hosts local events.

Mile upon mile of some of the worlds' finest golden sandy beaches stretch along the coast of the Algarve. In our opinion Alvor has the best of these on its doorstep.

Whether you wish to stroll along the coast uninterrupted with the sand between your toes or lie back in the enchanting surroundings of a secluded cove with cliffs soaring above, you will have plenty of space to enjoy some of the cleanest coastline in europe.

All major water sports are available on Alvor beach or surrounding beaches.

Local Attractions - Alvor

• Slide and Splash (large pool complex)

• Zoo Marine

• Krazy World

• The Big One water park

• Tennis nearby.

• Horse riding nearby.

• Market (second Tuesday in every month)

Golf Courses

• Alto Golf Course

• Penina Championship course

Rounds can be prearranged by contacting the relevant course - please note that some courses require a handicap certificate.

Further Afield

• Praia da Rocha - for nightclubs an abundance of bars and discotheques

• Cape ST. Vincent - the "end of the world" the most westerly point in Europe.

• Guadiana Nature Reserve - wildlife in its natural environment.

• Silves - Moorish Fortress

• Monchique - Spa town and highest point in the Algarve.

• Tavira Island - Area of natural beauty with terrific beach.

• Praia de Dona Ana - caves and tunnels.

• AquaShow at Villamoura (a half hour drive, but well worth it) - all the Tourist information shops have details on all the attractions and can organise transport if required.


• Algarve Music Festival - early summer, various locations.

• Sardine Festival - August, Portimao (various local produce).

• Silves - July, beer festival.

• National Folklore Festival - late summer, various locations.

The resort boasts sports facilities which include golf, tennis and horse riding.

There is a large market on the second Tuesday of every month.

Nearby Praia de Rocha is a short taxi ride away for those wishing a more frenetic evening!Please remember - places change - bars and restaurants may change hands, new amenities may open and older ones may close - please inform us if you find any of the information we have given you to be inaccurate.

Faro is very well served by flights from many UK airports on most days of the week. Flight prices can very greatly depending on season or day of the week. From our experience it is more economical to book your flights well in advance. Please note, our change over day is Saturday but some flexibility may be possible.

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Review 1-5 of 5

9 Oct 2014


"Wonderful - Again!!!"

Having had a brilliant holidays in Lynne's apartment in June we booked again for 1 - 8 October but this time we stayed next door in Ruth's apartment. Slightly different layout but same perfe… More

26 Jun 2014


"Perfect location for a get away from it all holiday"

This is our fifth time in Alvor, third time at Marachique and the first time in Lynne's apartment. This is definitely the best location on the complex and we will definitely be booking again. The… More

16 Jun 2014


"Loved Villa Marachique, want to go back next year!"

Stayed here for 10 days with my husband, 4 year old and 5 month old. Apartment was perfect for us, ground floor, spacious and nicely decorated. The pool area is secure, very clean, gorgeous gardens and the cafe is good value for money. The playground is situated next to the baby pool so keeps children well entertained. Situated 15 mins from the town and the beach. We loved it!

19 May 2014


"Birthday Treat"

We have stayed in Villa Marachique 4/5 times, twice in the last year, the apartment is tastefully decorated with many amenities. They have recently been updated, now they are even better and are even more welcoming. They are tidy spacious and very clean, I even got a bottle of Fizz when I said it was my birthday. The complex is stunning, the pool area is really chilled and very relaxing. The atmosphere is welcoming and friendly. Alvor is beautiful, amazing for food and a nightlife and a convenient location to explore the mountains and the quieter West Coast. I have recommended this is location to families and groups of friend who weren't disappointed. And would definitely go again.

19 May 2014


"'Top spot in the sun'"

We have stayed at Vila Marachique many times, the complex is maintained to the highest standard and has one of the best pools in the Algarve. It is ideally situated for the town of Alvor, the apartment is overlooking the pool and is furnished well with home comforts and has most things to make your holiday stay comfortable and hassle free..
Should there be any need to contact the owners, Lynn and Ruth are only a phone call away to deal with any issues should they arise.Just about to book our next stay !
David and Mabes Embleton

Review 1-5 of 5

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Lynn F.

  • 4 Years listed

70% Response rate

Calendar last updated:20 Jan 2015

Based in United Kingdom

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