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Vila da Praia, Alvor, Algarve c/w A1 free internet


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Excellent 5/5 3 reviews

Not bad for the 31st October & yes that is some of us in the larger pool of Vila da Praia

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

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 UK & European TV, fully paid & unlimited hi-speed WIFI internet, docking station, a Bosch portable gas heater for Winter bookings, a wall mounted electric 'Dust Buster' hand held vacuum, 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), clothes airer & an electric bbq grill (but please clean this & put back in the wardrobe when used), all with great views of the estuary & village.

We also have a wardrobe in the entrance stocked with sun lounger cushions, a cool box, 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 & maid service is provided weekly or as agreed at the time of booking.

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.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Alvor Bay 300 m
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Faro 65 km, Nearest railway: Portimao 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
Pool Children's pool
General Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, Bicycles available
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking, Lift access

The Algarve region

Alvor is a wonderful resort & really does hold something for everyone, although still fundamentally a quiet old world fishing village where the catch is still landed & sold on a daily basis, it does bost the largest ratio of restaurants/bars per head of population in Portugal, many of which stay open while the early hours in the summer months, however, should you want something a little more full on then Praia da Rocha is only a few Euro away via the plentiful supply of taxis.

As I'm sure you will have gleaned already the location of V da P couldn't be better, as everything is only a few pleasant & flat minutes walk away (other than the actual main strip which starts off quite steep leading up from the harbour).

We really hope you love it too...


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 anywhere in the world & you can always escape the crowds with very little effort. The waves on the west coast are a real blast & not for the faint-hearted, but the beach will be your own.

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30 May 2014


"Great apartment, fantastic location, wonderful holiday"

The apartment is great, very spacious with a fab balcony that gets the sun for the best part of the day. The location is brilliant, moments away from the shops, bars, restaurants and beach. Highly rec… More

We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay, loved Alvor & more importantly our apartment at Vila da Praia.
Many thanks for making the effort of leaving us a review, or should I say a very positive review.
Don't forget that if you stay with us again we'll happily offer you a returning guest discount from the advertised rates & you should expect a chilled bottle of fizzy awaiting your arrival.

Thanks again,

Chris & Jackie

9 Apr 2014


"beautiful holiday accommodation and ideal location which makes you want to return again and again"

we have stayed at this apartment, both as a couple and a family with children many times over the past 8 years. the apartment is ideally located, well equipped, beautifully furnished and on a peacefu… More

So pleased you've taken the time & trouble to leave us a very positive report on here.
We're new to Holiday lettings, but it's nice to see that we're managing to maintain our previously established 5 star rating on the 'other' site that we have been using for the last 4 years.
Thanks again, always appreciated!

8 Apr 2014


"Great apartment"

We are repeat visitors to this apartment. It has everything you need in the apartment and is well furnished. We enjoyed sitting out on the balcony in the afternoon sun.The pool is a good size with ple… More

Many thanks, repeat guests are always welcomed back & a discount offered as a token of our appreciation, especially the ones that leave us a 5 star review :-)

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