Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Ideal for long week-ends to catch some 'early' sun or for your annual summer holiday. Our rental rates are fully inclusive for up to six guests staying at the apartment.
'The Hideaway' is a great place to extend the season with an autumn break in September or October. In winter the wood burner provides a delightful focus.
Whatever time of year you choose to visit O Esconderijo we are sure you will have an enjoyable stay.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Alvor 500 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||250 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 90 km, Nearest railway: Faro 90 km|
|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||Sauna, Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors||
Tha apartment has both an ensuite shower, wc and hand basin to the main bedroom as well as a second shower room with wc and hand basin - all beautifully finished in white marble.
Colourful Bougainville has been trained across the shady south facing terrace.
This is a seriviced apartment with linen and towel change each week.
|Further details outdoors||
Car parking is a few yards from the front door, in addition, a dedicated space is located in the garage beneath the apartment where a secure store room is available to store your golf clubs and Winter logs.
If you have the energy and enthusiasm for an ACTIVE holiday, surfing para-gliding, kayaking, all terrain mountain biking, off road quad bikes are all very close by!
Legend has it that “The Gods” came here to the Algarve to rest after their labours of the day! Later The Moors, who arrived in the Eighth Century referred to it as “Sunset Land”. Poets have described the area as “Paradise” and “A land of promise”.
The apartment is individually prepared before each rental period and our rental fees include a 50 Euro weekly allowance for electricity and air conditioning.
Water, linen and towel change are included in the rental.
The Algarve region
Algarve (from the Moorish words for “The West”) referred to the extremity of the 8th, 9th and 10th. Century Islamic Empire, that is the Southernmost part of Portugal. It is the South facing coastal area stretching some 120 miles from Spain in the East to Sagres, the South Western extremity of Europe, in the West. With an average of three thousand hours of sunshine every year the Summers are long, warm and dry and, although the Winter night temperatures can occasionally drop to freezing the following day can see the temperature climb to a comfortable temperature for al fresco dining. Winter is usually much shorter and less severe than in Northern Europe while Spring usually arrives by the end of January (certainly before Valentine’s Day!) heralded by masses of pink and white almond blossom.
Around half of the visitors to the Algarve come from Northern Portugal with the remainder from Northern Europe. All are attracted by the mildness of the climate while the extensive golden, sandy beaches and the pretty coves with red cliffs which have been eroded by the wind and the waves; attract artists at all times of the year.
High season for beach and water activities is between May and October with the highest sea temperatures between July and September.
The High Season for golfers, and the top prices for green fees is between late September and Easter, the courses are almost empty during the hottest days of July and August - their Low Season!
Algarve is renowned for its spectacular sunsets and from the terrace you can watch the vivid change of colour as the sun sets. A short stroll to the terrace of Cottons Restaurant and bar offers a spectacular spot to enjoy a 'sundowner'.
The historic port of ALVOR briefly achieved fame as the place where Dom João II died in 1495 and, though much of the town was razed in the 1755 earthquake, it still boasts a sixteenth-century Igreja Matriz with Manueline doors, arches and pillars carved into fishing ropes and plants. It remained a sleepy fishing village until the 1960s, when tourism began to take hold, and today the old town has been outgrown by a sprawl of modern – though largely low-rise – buildings. Nevertheless, the old core around the church and the central Praça da República retains its character, while the harbour is a delight, lined with colourful fishing boats and aromatic fish restaurants.
The best of the decently priced fish restaurants on the harbourfront is the inexpensive Tasca do Margadinho at Largo da Ribeira 9 (Tel:282 459 144; closed Thurs), an atmospheric place with outdoor tables. Up near the castle, O Alcaide on Rua do Castelo 17 (Tel:282 459 330) is more intimate, with fine cataplanas and moderately priced grills. Down on the sands, Restaurante Restinga (Tel:282 459 434; closed one month in winter) sits on the cusp of a large dune and offers great views to go with its moderately priced fish and grills; Robert de Niro was a recent satisfied customer.
Quinta da Rocha, northwest of Alvor's huge beach, is an extensive nature reserve providing a wide range of habitats for different species of animals and birds – including twenty-two species of wading bird. You can follow paths and tracks around the reserve and into the wetlands.