Studio apartment only 50m from the beach, on the top floor, glorious view.
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I moved to the Algarve in August 2015 and I teach English and Keepfit. I play tennis at the tennis club (only 10 minutes walk from the property) and swim in the sea as often as possible!
Rebecca purchased this Apartment in 2017
Why Rebecca chose Torralta
This property really caught my eye for its amazing seaside location and its functionality: it is so easy to get to and it is very cool in summer, and the views from the balcony (1.50m x 4.60m) are absolutely beautiful. I also rent the studio flat immediately below this one, sleeps 2 + 1 child. Best location for the beach and getting to Alvor.
What makes this Apartment unique
The flat is perfectly placed for the beach but is also only a 10 minute walk from Alvor, a charming fishing village with cobbled streets and plenty of eateries and bars to choose from, especially down near the harbour at sunset. It has a great atmosphere. I also rent out the studio apartment directly underneath this, on the 9th floor: property n.1951242.
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Loved the condo, location is great, host is wonderful.
Thank you very much Tracy! It was great to meet you too and I’m glad you liked my flat and that Alvor featured in your extraordinary pan-European trip! Best wishes for your further travels! Rebecca
Perfect location, 5 minutes from the beach and famous boardwalks.
We arrived home yesterday after spending 2 weeks at the studio on the top floor feeling refreshed (and sad to leave). Rebecca (our property manager) as requested, kindly arranged the taxi to pick us up and also drop us back at the airport at the end of our stay. Rebecca was waiting for us when we arrived at the apartment and showed us all the necessities, she was a lovely friendly person and as we requested, she wrote down some of her favourite eating places in Alvor. The apartment was spotless and an ideal size for 2 people. The 2 lifts worked perfectly (thank goodness as we were on the top floor) and they were always spotlessly clean and well lit. There is a hotel spa next door which let's you use their small indoor pool for €5 per person, it looked lovely and quiet but we never ended up going as didn't get time. There is a lovely smaller size supermarket right outside of the apartments which was always staffed by very friendly people and fully stocked with lots of choice, so anything we ran out of was available just downstairs...perfect, it is also open until 8pm every day. We did our main food shop in the town at the much bigger supermarket (it's a little bit cheaper too). We ended up cooking most of our meals in the apartment then going for a lovely walk along the boardwalks which are just around the corner of the apartment on the right or would just walk into the town. Because the beach was so near to where we were staying, we could leave our towels on our 'paid for loungers, back to our place, eat our lunch and have a glass of wine, pick anything else up we needed before going back sunlounger on the beach. Everything we needed was in walking distance. We stayed in Alvor 2 years ago in an apartment which was approx 30 mins walk to the beach/town, so it was hard work walking up the big hill after being on the beach all day. Plus we spent quite a bit on taxis going in and out of town. So apart from the airport run, we didn't use any taxis staying at this apartment as didn't need them. If you fancy hiring pushbikes for the day or half day, we would recommend Tictac which is next door to the sports centre near the harbour. It is cheaper and there are lots of bikes to choose from......and full day is equivalent from 9am until 7pm. We hired from here last time so did again this time. We cycled along all the boardwalks and went right to the other end of the beach which is so quiet and beautiful. We adore Alvor and will return again one day.
Thank you Julie for your fabulous review! It was really nice to meet you both and I’m so glad you had such a nice time in Alvor and in my flat!! It sounds like you made the most of your holiday, especially the beach, and thank you for reviewing the facilities close to the flat: really good info! I really hope you’ll come back and stay again, it’d be a pleasure to host you again. Best wishes, Rebecca
A very clean spacious apartment. Great view. Short walk from the beach, and town a leisurely 15 minute stroll away where you have an abundance of bars and restaurants. Rebecca is a great host. Nothing too much trouble. I can definitely recommend this apartment
Great apartment for 2 in great location
This is a great studio apartment in a great location approx 100mtr from the beach and boardwalk. We enjoyed our twice daily walks into Alvor, just 10-15 mins leisurely pace by road or approx 20 or so by the scenic boardwalks. Apartment was perfect and as described with gorgeous view. Didn’t plan on cooking but ended up making a few lunches and kitchen was kitted out for this. Supermarket at bottom of block had a great range of products. Owner Rebecca is a lovely host, very friendly and helpful. Gave good recommendations on eating out in town and information also provided in apartment for nearby activities. Would definitely stay again. Right behind the Pestana Atlantico, for anyone considering and using Holiday Taxis shuttle transport service.
Very nice compact studio apartment by the beach.
Very nice well appointed studio apartment with great views along to the cliffs and beach from the 10th floor. NE facing so early morning sunshine for breakfast on the balcony but shaded from the real heat at the end of the day. Well appointed kitchen plenty of wardrobe and drawer space, good bathroom with shower over the bath. Efficient lift (2 cars) and a short walk to the nearest part of the beach; slightly longer (7-8 mins) to the more spectacular scenic beach at Tres Irmaos. Small beach brolley and chairs available in the apartment to take to the beach. Rebecca very helpful and immediately responsive to any small questions or issues. Ample parking - at least at the time we were there (late September). Small, very well stocked supermarket right at the foot of the tower block. All in all highly recommended.
Thank you so much for your review!! You have given a great description of everything: the flat, the location, the beach, those views (!) and the facilities, really very much appreciated and very rewarding. I’d love to welcome you both back again - just let me know!! Best wishes, Rebecca.
Wonderful place to stay in Alvor.
This studio is ideal for a couple, can walk everywhere, beach a short walk away from the front door, quiet building and a balcony with a lovely view of the beach. The owner was there to welcome us and show us around and gave us very helpful information especially on how to get back to the airport in Faro.
Margaret and Edward
Thank you both for your lovely review and thank you for choosing to stay in my flat for your holiday! I’m glad I was able to give you the details of the transfer company for your smooth return to Faro: makes all the difference! Best wishes, Rebecca
Situated on the top floor (10th) of this beach-side block, just 50 metres from the golden sands of Alvor beach, the flat has beautiful views of the sea and rocks at the beach of Praia dos Tres Irmãos. Swimming, windsurfing and kitesurfing are some of the watersports available. A regular bus service goes to Alvor (3 mins) or to the nearest big town Portimao (20 mins) It is only a 10 minute walk to Alvor, a beautiful fishing village with cobbled streets filled with bars and restaurants, European, Asian and authentic Portuguese, and with a marina and harbour that has stunning views and plenty of places to sit and have a drink while watching the glorious sunsets. There is an open-air market every Sunday morning down at the marina and there are 2 large supermarkets in the village. A small supermarket selling most staples is situated underneath the block as is a hairdresser and a wellness centre, a bar, a bakery and a newsagents. There are plenty of opportunities for golf, both in Alvor and in the surrounding area. Daytrips can easily be arranged to Lagos, Cabo Sao Vincente (Cape San Vincent), the most south-westernly point in Europe, Sagres, home of the famous lager, or to the medieval walled town of Silves, or further afield to the mountains of Monchique. The choices are vast! I also rent out the studio apartment directly under this one, on the 9th floor: property n.1951242.