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Relaxing Holiday at Alagoa Beach, Altura, Algarve
Hosted by Mário
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4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
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My apartment is ideal for a relaxing holiday, whether in winter or summer. An extensive beach of fine sand with fragrant dunes and an always calm sea. A typical little village, authentic people, fresh and exciting cuisine: a secret paradise!

The space

The coastal towns of the eastern Algarve are real towns, far more under-developed than those in the Central and Western area of the Algarve.
If you are after a more relaxed style of holiday, away from the hordes of tourists and water parks, then the Eastern Algarve may be the place for you. The towns along the coast are not generally right on the sea. They are separated from the Atlantic by salt-pans, marshland and lagoons. These form part of the Ria Formosa Natural Reserve which stretches from just south of Faro along the coast to the town of Vila Nova de Cacela, a few kilometres west of the Rio Guadiana river on the Spanish border.
The beaches along the coast are to be found on long sandy islands and outcrops. As so, little development of hotels has been possible, and should therefore keep the area quieter than other areas in Algarve.
The wetlands of Ria Formosa Nature Reserve create a wild and specific coastline, in contrast to the red sandstone cliffs of the central Algarve and the rugged coastline in the west. Further inland and you will find a rather untouched and undeveloped territory, where small rustic villages nestle in the remote countryside. You'll find the local inhabitants going about their daily business, the same today as they did many generations before. A rich cultural heritage worth of a visit.

Guest access

You will be master of all the domain! Also you can have access to the garage in the basement, which is more useful to use as a storage. You can also use my bicycle, an oldie with a front basket, but please take care of her as she's an old and sensitive lady.

Interaction with guests

I won't be around because I live up in the north. Anyway, you can contact me via telephone or email. DAILY assistance is provided by our local colaborador who will be very helpful and can give you some tips on food, visits, etc.
If you wish, we can provide extra services, like cleaning, laundry and ironing services. Please ask Ms. Ana for more info.

Other things to note

This is a pet friendly house so you can bring your non-human friend to share the holiday with you. I just ask for doubled care and monitoring, as with energetic children!
Just to remind that except for low season months, check-in (15h30) and check-out (13h) are to be at Saturday! Well, we can manage to welcome you earlier or later, if you plan to arrive with delay, but please DO CONTACT ME first, ok?

*It’s important to highlight that, except for long stays (more than 3 weeks) during low season (October-May), the price already includes the consumption of electricity, water, air conditioning, gas (DHW+cooking), Digital TV (+140 ch) and Wifi (100 Mbps). A prepaid energy fee of €4/day is due to be paid locally in advance for each month.

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Cleaning Fee €30
Security Deposit €100
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 toddler bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 1PM

Take care of all things as if you were at your own home.
Mandatory: good mood, positive thinking, joyfulness, civility.


Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

The minimum night stay for this listing varies.

12 Reviews

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Roman User Profile
May 2017
Nice apt.Clean and well furnished. Bit quiet area during shoulder season but apt definitely worth it.

Ricardo User ProfileRicardo is a superhost.
June 2017
We spent two very memorable weeks in Altura while staying in Mario's apartment. It's actually much bigger than the pictures let on, and it had more than enough room for our family of four. The location itself is fantastic. Alagoa beach is very nice, and a mere 500m away, so it's very easy to walk there. There's also plenty of parking if you're lugging a lot of beach gear. . It was never crowded, we always found a spot right by the water. And it has a very shallow slope, making it perfect for children to play in safely during low tide. Altura is also a gem of a town, with a really good supermarket and pharmacy nearby, and lots of great restaurants. And when you get bored, it's really easy to drive down the main road and try a different town/beach for the day. You're also close to the border, so you can make day trips over in Spain. It's also much cheaper to fill up on gas there. Given all of the above, I highly recommend Mario's place for anyone looking to spend some quality time in the Algarve.

Andrew User Profile
June 2017
quiet location, however close to all amenities
Mário User Profile
Response from Mário:
Dear Andrew, Please send me your bank info to my personal email, because this chat system has censored the previous email. Thanks
June 2017

Jodi User Profile
December 2016
Superb apartment- larger than the photos suggest. Having two bathrooms was great. The beach is only a few minutes' walk away and absolutely gorgeous. Mario was very quick to reply to any questions we had and very friendly. He was also most understanding when we accidentally broke something. Beds were comfy and the kitchen well-equipped.

Rui User Profile
June 2016
It is a very big, clean and quiet apartment. At June it was a very quiet and private condominium. Lots of green areas. The beach is 10 mn away walking. Hope to return one day.
Mário User Profile
Response from Mário:
Thanks for your nice feedback. Hope to host you again soon.
June 2016

Patricia User Profile
April 2016
The host canceled this reservation 136 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Raymonde User Profile
October 2017
Die Wohnung ist super, reichlich Platz, mit allem ausgestattet, was man so braucht und gern hat. Betten, Bettwäsche und Handtücher sind von sehr guter Qualität. Die Küche ist mit allem ausgestattet. Es gibt zwei Bäder, Dusche, Wanne und Bidet, leicht zu bedienende Gastherme für warmes Wasser. Sonnenschirme, die man unbedingt am Sonnenüberfluteten Strand braucht. Wenn man nur Strandurlaub macht, ist die Lage perfekt: nur 5 Minuten zum Meer. Ansonsten empfiehlt sich ein Mietauto oder wenigstens Fahrräder . . . weil man schon etwas ab vom Schuss ist. Altura ist klein, Geschäfte und Restaurants sind auch gut zu Fuss zu erreichen. Für Ausflüge jenseits der Hauptstraße zwischen Villa Real und Faro (Abstecher z. B. nach Tavira sind sehr gut mit Bus zu bestreiten) ist ein Auto auf alle Fälle eine gute Idee.
Mário User Profile
Response from Mário:
Dear Raymond, Thanks for your very enthusiastic feedback. Hope to host you again soon. Best regards
October 2017

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