Having never booked through Trip Advisor and direct with an owner, I must admit at times worrying whether I had done the right thing. But I needn't have worried. Chris was very responsive to my messages and Alto Golf Club managed the property and check in / out on site. So we have just returned from 9 fantastic nights in the wonderful Villa 41. The villa is very well appointed and we soon.felt at home. We found the location a little far out from Alvor to walk, however we used taxis and they always arrived within minutes of calling. We used the main supermarket Continente which was huge and really reasonably priced and there were always one or two taxis waiting outside so car hire really was not required. We also used taxis to go to the beach a couple of times. The only thing that we wish we had paid attention to was the check in time of 4pm as we may have booked a later flight - however Alto Golf pointed us in the direction of the pool bar and the children dug out their costumes and towels and had a swim in the pool. Just something bear in mind for the future. There are 2 good restaurants within walking distance and a fab bakery which we got pastries from every morning. We all fell in love with the villa and with Alvor and hope that we can return in the future. Highly recommend!!!
As 2 families We booked 2 weeks in the villa back in January and booked our flights the same day. We were specifically staying in Alvor for the kite surfing. Unfortunately the following day we were told that there was a mistake and it was only available for our first week. As there were no other 4 bed villas available in alvor we had to then find 2 separate villas for the second week which was not ideal as it split our group. Christopher was very apologetic and helped us out with late check outs etc but this did taint our experience, hence the 4 star rating.
Having said this, the villa was everything we expected and more.
4 good size bedrooms with bathrooms, air conditioning and lots of storage space.
Indoor games and books. We had 3 single beds in one of the twin rooms due to our group mix and although it used most of the room was definitely workable.
Well equipped kitchen and inside/outside dining areas.
Great outside area with BBQ, pool, football goals and basket ball plus lots of sports equipment. Good quality sunloungers. Garden has plenty of sunny and shaded areas. Lovely terrace off of master bedroom.
Good quality bathrooms, hairdryer, bath and pool towels and cleaning service mid week.
Keys are collected from alto club reception which is a 20min walk away so if you haven’t hired a car make sure your transfer waits to take you to villa.
Location is very quiet - 25 minute walk into Alvor but uphill coming back.
2 restaurants close by on road to alvor - only went to Big red where food very good but service slow - many places to eat in town - recommend Al Dente and la piazza for pasta and pizza, Restinga Ria on harbour for seafood lunch and Dom Joao for authentic Portuguese.
Patisserie to take away or eat in only 5 min walk in direction of Portimao - €7 for 4 coffees and lovely pastries.
Supermarkets in alvor are ok but expensive - we walked to the Lidl in Portimao (30 mins) for our main shop and got a €6 Uber back with shopping - is right next to aldi and continent. Recommend using Uber while in alvor as always available within 5 mins and only €3 back from town.
Facilities at alto club very good but we used them more in 2nd week when We stayed in the alto club grounds which are much closer to the town - Teenage boys used gym and tennis regularly.
If you intend to spend most of the time in the villa and it’s ground this villa is ideal and I would definitely recommend - if you want to go walk into town or to the beach a lot then I would recommend the alto club itself - perfect scenario for us would be this villa in the club resort.
This was our second year at villa 41. As before everything was clean and tidy and the pool is fantastic. I wished we could of stayed longer.
After intense days of cycling, kite surfing, playing golf, SUPing; the Villa was the perfect location to relax.