2 Bedroom, 2 bath apartment with Pool, sea and mountain views. Fully furnished!
About Joyce Smalley
We live between Niagara Falls and Toronto on Lake Ontario in a small town called Stoney Creek. We have 4 wonderful children and 6 amazing grandchildren (all under 14 years old)! We are now both retired - I was formerly a Special Education Teacher and my husband, Mike, was in Retail Management. We have always kept ourselves busy with Property ownership and management also. My husband and I chose The Algarve as our 2nd home because people are helpful and kind, it is safe and the food and beaches are out of this world! We have made some wonderful friendships.
Joyce Smalley purchased this Apartment in 2002
Why Joyce Smalley chose Alvor
The Algarve has terrific weather year round and our apartment is just 15 mins walk to the fabulous beaches and village with amazing restaurants. You can drive up to Monchique Mountains for a leisurely Sunday lunch with the locals or walk to the Alvor and have fabulous fish or seafood in one of the many great restaurants. Alvor village also has many pubs and cafes! Most anything that you want is just a short walk away. You may wish to just soak up the sunshine on our huge private terrace - BBQing one of the many fishes caught locally and have some fabulous Portuguese wine! Seville and Lisbon are only a 2 hour drive away.
What makes this Apartment unique
We have one of the most well-furnished, comfortable apartments with an amazing, very large terrace! Seasonal pool with cabana bar just steps from the front door of the apartment building. PLUS FREE use of desktop Computer with high speed internet, FREE long distance phone to Western Europe, Canada and the US, and WIFI. We also have a collection of over 200 popular books and 200+ DVD movies. . . anything to make your stay in our "home-away-from-home" more comfortable. When we go to visit, we really enjoy sitting on the terrace with views of the ocean and Monchique Mountains. There's sun all day but you can also sit under the umbrella, if you wish. One comment that we get time and time again -"we didn't expect your apartment to be this nice! We will definitely be back!" And. . . many families and couples have come back time and time again.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
LIVING THE DREAM
Here we are 1 year later spending another glorious month in your wonderfull apt. such comfort and what a roof terrace WOW God willing same time same place next year Thank you so much Joyce & Mike kind regards Noel & Molly.
Thank you for all your wonderful comments. You’ve been terrific renters and please let us know if there’s anything else that we can include in our apartment to make you comfortable. We would love to see you next year!
Great property with amazing views.
Lovely spacious apartment in good location, thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would quite happily return again.
Thank you so much for your review and we are very pleased that you enjoyed yourselves. We hope that you relaxed, ate great Portuguese food and had some time at the beach!
We have visited the Alvor area many times and have now found this wonderful apartment. It is very spacious, extremely well equipped and has a gorgeous balcony. Os gave us a lovely welcome and explained everything fully. I recommend Alvor for the lovely beaches and restaurants and have no hesitation in also recommending this apartment. We had a lovely, relaxing stay in good autumn weather. We had a car as we love venturing into the countryside, but you are able to walk to the beaches, shops and restaurants.
Thank you for your kind words. We are very proud of our “home away from home” and hope you will come back soon.
Fantastic apartment, very good value for money.
Amazing apartment, everything you could possibly need. Even pool and beach towels. Very spacious, clean and well set out. Huge balcony with sun loungers and table and chairs, full sun all day. BBQ was an added bonus, great butchers in the town centre.
Great commutation with Joyce (the owner)
Pleasant 15-20 min walk to the beach and town center. Something to suit every taste, amazing tapas, fish and steak. Found some great little deli's on the back streets with amazing wine at good prices. 90 cents for a pint of beer at the back of the big supermarket.
Unfortunately we couldn't use the pool as had been closed down for end of season cleaning.
We were looking for a comfortable and relaxing holiday and the apartment was everything we could ask for. Walking in we were amazed at how big it was - it took the two of us a while to get our bearings! The balcony is about 6 or 7 metres long and gets the sun all day - no need to go to the pool or beach if you don’t want to.The apartment itself has a welcoming,homely feel to it and is equipped with everything you might need. We had a great holiday here, the apartment exceeded our expectations!
Thanks very much for all the positive remarks. We are very happy that you experienced our home away from home.
15 minute walk to the beautiful Alvor beach or 10 minute walk to centre of Alvor. Beaches are beautiful with fine sand, caves and quiet beach restaurants/pubs. Many, many seafood restaurants and pubs/bars. Many great restaurants only 3-5 minute walk away!
Approximately a 45 minute drive from Faro airport and 2.5 hour drive from Lisbon airport.
For freedom and flexibility car hire is a tremendous benefit. If you would like to hire a car you will need a full driver's licence held for over a year and you must be at least 21 years of age. The best way to hire a car is at either airport. Car parking is available in front of the apartments.
Seville, Spain and Lisbon are only a 2 hour drive.
The quaint fishing village of Alvor is located between 2 large towns: Portimao and Lagos. The village has many bars with live music and different types of restaurants and pubs. Many restaurants are within a 5/10 minute walk. Shops of all sorts can be found throughout. Water sports are available on the beach e.g. sail boats, windsurfing and waterbikes.