Casa das Glicínias - Alvor
- Sleeps 10-12
- 5 bedrooms
- 5 bathrooms
- Private heated salt-water pool
- Outdoor kitchen
- Traditional Barbecue
- Secure parking
- Air conditioning/Heating
- 2.5km to Alvor village
- 3.5km to Alvor beach
- Quiet location
- TV with UK Channels
Type: Alvor Villa
Owners: Chas & Jenny
Phone: (+351) 914 436 178
Price: From £1450
Five-bedroom villa on one floor with private pool, air conditioning, heating, WiFi and large-screen TV with UK channels. Sleeps 10-12. Non-smoking.
Montes de Alvor is a quiet community of premium villas and town houses 2.5km from the engaging fishing village of Alvor.
The villa has a private, heated salt-water pool surrounded by a large partly-covered terrace and deck complete with outdoor kitchen, traditional “churrasco” barbeque and professional-standard fitness equipment. There is on-site parking for multiple vehicles within the villa’s secure perimeter.
For golf enthusiasts, the championship course at Penina and Henry Cotton’s last masterpiece, Alto Golf, are both 5 minutes’ drive away. Alvor’s long sandy beach is also 5 minutes by car. For thrill-seekers, the Algarve’s premier skydive centre is just 10 minutes’ walk away, at Portimão Municipal Aerodrome. For those interested in gentler pursuits, Alvor Bowls Club is less than 5 minutes' walk from the villa.
There are twice-daily scheduled flights from Portimão Municipal aerodrome to Cascais (for Lisbon) and cities further north.
Several restaurants are within easy walking distance of the villa and there are many more in Alvor itself.
Montes de Alvor has a mini-market stocking all of the essentials and there are multiple shops, mini-markets and supermarkets in Alvor and Portimão.
Alvor also has a municipal sports complex with indoor swimming pool, tennis courts, skate-boarding and hydrotherapy baths.
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds, odd nights pro-rata. Electricity, gas, water and welcome-pack included, security deposit required. Air conditioning is included from 1 July to 15 Septemter 2018; outside these dates there is an additional cost of £100 per week. Pool heating is included from 15 September to 31 October 2018; outside of these dates there is an additional cost of £100 per week. There is also an additional cost of £100 for a preheat week if noone is using the villa or requesting pool heating during the week before the start of your holiday.
Full payment details on request. Linen change and clean at the end of each week of your stay. Additional maid service can be arranged at extra cost.
The villa has an enclosed, walled perimeter with access via key-operated pedestrian and remote-controlled vehicle gates. Note: keys & remote controls must be surrendered on departure, failing which a charge will be made for replacement.
Flexible - in general, arrival after 3pm, departure by10am. Meet and greet by owners.
Master bedroom with king-size bed, air-conditioning, radiator and patio door to pool terrace. Adjoining dressing area with fitted wardrobes and safe-deposit box. Access to master en-suite via double swing-doors and dressing area.
Master en-suite with Jacuzzi bath (shower over), separate step-in sauna/shower enclosure, twin basins in marble counter, WC, bidet, twin towel radiators, over-door heater, etc. Accessible from master bedroom and bedroom 2.
Open-plan (to lounge) fully-fitted semi-island kitchen with latest-generation Bosch oven, Bosch microwave/half-oven, Bosch 4/5-zone induction hob (chimney-style extractor over), Bosch gas wok burner, 1½-bowl sink, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, etc.
|Living room||65 m2 lounge/dining room with multiple seating areas, dining tables, breakfast bar, air conditioning, radiators, log burner, coffee tables, wide-screen TV showing non-subscription UK channels, DVD player, Juliet balcony and multiple patio doors to pool terrace.|
Large-capacity washing machine, tumble-dryer, two large fridge/freezers, sink, radiator, etc.
|Pool, Terrace & Deck||
8 x 4m heated pool with salt sanitisation, in-pool lighting and “martini-shelf” at deep end.
Part-shaded driveway with parking for 2 -3 cars, gardens.
|Cleaning/towels/linen/maid service||Linen, bathroom towels and pool towels are provided. Maid service at the end of each week of your stay. Additional service available by arrangement at extra cost.|
Hobs, oven, microwave/oven, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, iron/ironing board, TV, WiFi.
Easy disabled access – all areas are on one level.
|Location type||Quiet residential (yet close enough to the madding crowd!)|
West-facing Juliet balcony and South- and West-facing pool terrace with views to the Monchique hills. Sun and shade all day.
Alvor beach is a 5-minute drive and there are many others within 10-15 minutes’ drive, including the huge Meia Praia near Lagos and Praia da Rocha’s manicured expanse. Alvor beach is backed by an extensive wooden boardwalk, ideal for strolling and bird watching with many species to be seen.
Alto Golf and the championship course at Penina are 5 minutes by car. Other courses (Morgado, Boa Vista, Silves, etc.) are within easy reach.
Distance to shops
The mini-market in the village is an easy few minutes’ walk.
Larger supermarkets are available in Alvor, which also has many small grocery stores and other shops. There are multiple shopping malls in Portimão, all with free parking
Distance to Restaurants
There are several restaurants and snack bars within a few minutes’ walk of the villa and around 135 others in Alvor.
A car is useful in Montes de Alvor and many visitors hire a car from Faro airport, which is 72km from the villa (about 45 minutes' drive via the A22 motorway).
There are also several car-hire outlets in Alvor from which a car can be hired just for the days required, usually at lower rates than at the airport. This option also avoids the hassle of queuing for a car at the airport and returning it on departure.
Multiple options are also available for taxi/minibus transfers from the airport.
Montes de Alvor is served by buses to Alvor and Portimão and is also on the main route into Alvor itself.
Traditional taxis are available on call 24 hours per day. Uber also operates an excellent (and cheaper) service in the area.
We can assist with airport transfers and car hire upon request.
Directions from Faro airport
On leaving the airport go straight along the dual carriageway for about 1.5Km, then take the exit (on your right!) sign-posted A22 Lisboa/Albufeira/Portimão. You will then join another dual carriageway through a commercial area. After about 3Km keep left, following signs A22 Portimão. Carry on for another 2Km and take an exit to the right signposted A22 Portimao/Lisboa. You are now on the A22 motorway heading West. Stay on this motorway for approximately 30 minutes and exit at junction 4 for Alvor.
Follow signs to Alvor and continue past Portimão Municipal Airport (on the right). Follow the road around a left-hand bend and look out for Restaurant Mula Cheia on the left after about 200m. Turn left at Mula Cheia (signed to Pedregais) and then take the first road on the right (after 300m). The villa is on the right after about 100 metres, distinguishable by large grey gates.
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Name: Chas & Jenny
Phone: +351 914 436 178
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