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Location and Charm Renovated Town House a Walk to Beaches Restaurants Bars River

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4.5 / 5Wonderful
6 reviews


  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Pet Friendly


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Alvor Boardwalk
    6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Alvor Beach
    10 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Tres Irmaos Beach
    19 min walk
  • Airport
    Portimao (PRM)
    4 min drive

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    About this area


    This vacation home is located near the beach and in a walkable area with good shopping. Slide and Splash Water Park is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Rocha Beach and Meia Praia Beach. Mina Park and Lagos Zoo are also worth visiting.

    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Alvor Boardwalk - 6 min walk
    • Alvor Beach - 10 min walk
    • Tres Irmaos Beach - 19 min walk
    • Vau Beach - 5 min drive
    • Rocha Beach - 6 min drive

    Getting around

    • Portimao Station - 16 min drive
    • Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.) - 53 min drive

    About this property

    Location and Charm Renovated Town House a Walk to Beaches Restaurants Bars River

    Historic vacation home in Portimao
    This tastefully restored town house, once a typical fisherman's house, is situated in the centre of Alvor, walking distance to all ameneties but in a quiet street away from the bars and restaurants. The house is divided into 2 parts, the owner lives on one part. The part for rental is completely self contained. The renovations are to a very high standard and the large house comprises of an entrance hall, here we have the entrance door to the rental house, up the stairs to a landing here we finnd a bedroom with 2 single beds and a small varanda , from the lobby up the spiral stairs we come to the loft en-suite bedroom with a doubble bed and a large velux for some incredibble star gazing , back to the landing up 3 steps we find a stone clad shower room (this showeroom services the 1st bedroom) up 3 steps we have a small support kitchenette , through the glass corridor we come to 2 2 doors go down the external stairs and you find the dip cooling off pool, back up the stairs and into the L shaped living room (lounge) here we have a large cornner sofá and another double sofabed satélite T.V. sond system and the modem for wi-fi, this part of the house also benefits from air-con,, wooden stairs leading to upstairs bedroom en-suite, this bedroom too has a double bed and a small varanda overlooking the village. The L shaped living room leads to a dinning room with a large woodden table and then the kitchen is fully equiped, through the double doors into an outside patio BBQ dinning área with another large 6 seater table.. From here we access the third bedroom en-suite.The house is also available for long term winter lets
    Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer private pools and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Kitchens or kitchenettes offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.
    Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property manager

    Mario Brandao

    Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese

    Property amenities


    Near the beach


    Private pool


    WiFi available

    Parking and transportation

    Car recommended

    Family friendly



    Coffee/tea maker


    4 bedrooms
    Bed sheets provided
    Sofa bed


    5 bathrooms
    Bathtub or shower
    Hair dryer
    Towels provided

    Living spaces

    Dining room
    Living room


    TV with cable/satellite service
    DVD player

    Outdoor areas



    Washing machine


    Air conditioning


    Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    Iron/ironing board

    Things to do

    Snorkeling nearby
    Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
    Theme parks nearby
    Windsurfing nearby
    Sailing nearby
    Water skiing nearby
    Scuba diving nearby
    Ecotours nearby
    Mountain biking nearby


    Sleeps 10
    Unit size: 2153 sq ft (200 sq m)



    Check-in time starts at 3:30 PM


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

    • Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


    • Pets allowed
    • Restrictions apply
    • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.

    Property payment types


    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    We should mention

    Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property.


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    1 - Poor

    4/5 Good

      Quirky townhouse.

      Very good location about 2 minutes walk from the main street. Well equipped property, with washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, etc. Seems to be a property where bits were added on periodically. There are a few sets of stairs to climb to reach the property and it's upstairs rooms. For that reason, I think this property is more suited to able-bodied adults. The only negatives I found were that there was only air-conditioning downstairs and also that there isn't really a sun-bathing terrace. However, there were fans in all rooms. The owners lived next door and were a very nice couple, and very helpful. I would still recommend this property and would have no hesitations about returning.

      5/5 Excellent

        Muy buenas vacaciones familiares

        Muy bien todo. La casa decorada con mucho gusto, limpia y muy cómoda para 7 personas. Los dueños muy amables y pendientes de todas las necesidades. La playa de Alvor impresionante !!

        4/5 Good

          Lovely house in a perfect location

          This is an ideal house for a larger group. Each bedroom has its own beautifully decorated bathroom and there is plenty of indoor and outdoor space. So whether you want to sit and chat, or read quietly, there's space for everyone. The location is also perfect for eating arrangements - if you decide to eat at home, there are numerous shops within walking distance. If you eat out, there are restaurants within a few minutes' walk - 'The Green Door' for example (where they serve fantastic fish). Mario & Dora provide all the necessary information and respond quickly to questions or requests. The house is clean and comfortable and the kitchen has good utensils, good knives, fridge, espresso machine ... We found Alvor to be a great base for walking - there are several good walks nearby. Our specific interest was bird-watching and we saw all kinds along the boardwalks but also north along the estuary and over the sluice into the salt marshes. For more distant birding trips we went to Monchique in the mountains ( Silves) and another day we went to the Salgados. We didn't rent cars (six of us) but used the excellent company '"Algarve Need a Lift" who are wonderfully efficient, pleasant and worthwhile. On other occasions we took trains & buses which are also good but the information is not easy to find alas. We (six adults) had a fantastic week and this was partly due to Mario & Dora's house which is so pleasant and so easy. If we return to Alvor, this house would certainly be top of our list!

          4/5 Good

            Excellent Location- Rustic charm

            Mario's house in unique and comfortable. Everything had been recently "refreshed" and was very clean. Beautiful tiles and nice details. The location is literally a stone's throw from the main street in the old town and harbor, and about a 15 minute walk to the beach the other direction. Couldn't be better. It was unusually chilly during our recent mid April stay, but there were space heaters in the bedrooms, and the heatpump/AC in the main living area kept us quite toasty while inside. The kitchen was fully equipped. The bathrooms are updated, but note that most are very small and in two of them, the floor & shower are level, so that when you shower the entire bathroom gets wet, including in the one bathroom the toilet area and sink become soaked. (they are located immediately next to one another, and the entire bathroom is behind a glass shower-type folding door). However, having 4 ensuite bathrooms is amazing and rare in an old home like this! Additionally, there is a very nice tub in the 5th bathroom on the main living area. There is also a hand sprayer, but no permanent mount, so that is really just for bathing. The water pressure was good and the water was warm. Mario could not have been more accommodating or helpful. He took us on a little walking tour of the area and gave some great suggestions. In particular the Churrascuria where he recommended we eat the Piri Piri chicken was superb!!! great tip! he also showed us the nearest local market, that was really wonderful. The large supermarket is very close, as well. The negatives for our group were the orientation of the bedrooms. Since we had 2 children, the fact that 2 of the bedrooms were truly separate from the main living space of the house, meant going outside and down 16 stairs to one bedroom, and outside through the outdoor dining to get to the other. We just had to get "creative" with who roomed together, but that was just specific to our group. otherwise, the layout offers good privacy for sleeping. Also, LOTS of steps throughout, so not for anyone with any mobility issues. And parking, while usually available somewhere nearby, was very tricky. The town is old and the roads are extraordinarily narrow and winding. We had a large van, and found it much more practical to park nearer to the beach side of town than directly outside Mario's. Thanks for a great and unique stay!

            5/5 Excellent

              Full of character

              Mario and Dora were perfect hosts.There if needed but given complete privacy.The house is in a perfect location.Close to restaurants,bars and beach.Tastefully converted, retaining character but also with every mod con.A real home from home.I would recommend this to any group of friends or a large family.

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