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Superior apartment fantastic location, 4* complex Sleeps 5

Tony and Dawn Harrison

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Tony and Dawn Harrison

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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2015
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Superior apartment fantastic location, 4* complex Sleeps 5

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Rocha Brava Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Spacious & Modern, 2 Bedrooms, 1 en-suite, sleeps 5, Ideal for Families/Couples

A fantastic, spacious & modern 2 bedroom 2 bathroom ground floor apartment, in an excellent location on the 4* Rocha Brava complex, overlooking the tennis courts and only a few meters away from the main pool, children's park and restaurant. The apartment is superb for families/couples having a spacious sitting room/diner with pull out sofa bed, which easily sleeps 2. There are two large bedrooms, the main bedroom with a king size bed and en-suite and the second bedroom has 3 single beds there is also the use of a travel cot at no extra cost. There is a family bathroom, modern kitchen and double glazing and the floor has been re-tiled throughout.The apartment is south facing with a sun terrace, grass area, with loungers, and table & chairs for outside dining. There is adjacent parking although a car is not essential.

Rocha Brava 4* Resort: The superb 4* Rocha Brava complex is very well established, and is perfect for families and couples, it is very well positioned offering lots to do for everyone. There are 3 stunning pools (1 heated) with additional paddling pools, a playground and the fantastic free kids club for ages 4-12 yrs available May-Sep, there are also children's discos in high season. For the adults there is entertainment of an evening in the summer months, the tennis courts with a resident pro, a fitness centre with fully equipped gym and golf only a short stroll away with discounts for Rocha Brava guests, also a beauty salon with specialised treatments. The site is ideal whether you want to do a little or a lot! The resort offers a 24hr reception all year round, supermarket, cafe, internet access and free courtesy bus to Carvoeiro town. There is a fantastic restaurant on site and lots more only a few minutes from the resort and with 2 beaches within walking distance this is the perfect holiday site.

Carvoeiro : Carvoeiro is a charming little fishing village right in the heart of the Algarve, only 3 km west of Rocha Brava. It is easily accessible and only a 20 minute walk from the complex or take the free courtesy bus from Rocha Brava which runs 3x daily, or for a lovely views you can walk along the cliff tops down into the village. Carvoeiro has plenty for everyone, the beautiful sandy beach is nestled between two cliffs on either side, with pedelos and loungers and umbrellas to hire. There are plenty of shops, banks, a tourist info, post office and cafes and restaurants galore which provide an amazing choice of places to eat and drink. There are bars and entertainment of an evening and Carvoeiro square where you can sit and relax and watch the entertainment in the summer months.

Further Afield: North of Carvoeiro is Lagoa, the wine capital of the Algarve, with wine tasting shops and a good market. Just north of here brings you to Silves, the ancient Moorish capital of the Algarve. Overlooking the valley of the Rio Arade. Silves has typical narrow streets, a colourful market and lots of cafes and great restaurants. Further west is Lagos one of the most attractive coastal towns on the Algarve. It has a marina, fishing port, churches, castle, lots of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants and a newly restored market. Inland from Lagos is Monchique and the Caldas de Monchique, famous for its warm mineral waters. There are some beautiful walks from here through the wooded valleys in the foothills of the Serra Monchique. At the south west of Portugal you will find the most westerly point of continental Europe - St.Vincent. The towering cliffs here are stunning and this is the perfect place for surfing, or if you enjoy walking visit the National Park which surrounds this area.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Tony and Dawn Harrison (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
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Superior apartment fantastic location, 4* complex Sleeps 5
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Thank you Dawn

  • 5 of 5

We can only echo the previous excellent reviews for this apartment and say that we certainly hope to return ourselves in the future. Whilst there is not a lot we can add, for us what stood out was the location of the apartment on the Rocha Brava complex which is in total quite large. The apartment is ideally situated just a minute or two walk from the shop, restaurants and main pool (which is fantastic) and overlooking the tennis courts, but still very peaceful and quiet and a real home from home and very comfortable. Dawn was really helpful and made the whole process really straightforward and easy.

For sports fans we recommend Helder’s Tropical Bar (a five minute walk towards Carvoeiro) where a warm welcome and excellent service awaits along with all the sport you can watch – even rugby at 7am!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Sherburn in Elmet

Rocha Brava, the gem on the gold coast

  • 5 of 5

Let me start by saying, if you have never been to the Algarve then Rocha Brava is a must place to visit. Wonderful facilities both on site and near by. The beaches, the restaraunts and the people make this a wonderful holiday destination for young and old alike.

The apartment was very well equipped with lots of games, books and DVDs provided for the young, it is in an excellent condition and set in a fabulous location. Train travel is cheap in comparison to uk prices and buses are plentiful so no need to use the car. The food is fantastic with fish being the main source of the regions diet, must be tried. Places to visit, Lagos with it's mix of historic and modern buildings coupled with a eye catching marina makes for lovely day out. Monchique up in the mountains is a great place to go on those hot days, so much cooler. I hope this review gives you an indication of the area and site but the reality is, you need to find out for yourself.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Richmond Surrey

Perfect Retreat in great location

  • 4 of 5

Spent a great week on Rocha Brava - helped by the fact that this apartment was perfect for us. Great location near the tennis courts where we spent the afternoons joining in the social tennis groups. It was modern,clean and tidy and had everything we needed. We will be booking again next year.Dawn was very efficient in her communication to us and booking and instructions were easy. We happily recommend this apartment and Rocha Brava its a lovely resort with fabulous pool areas and good restaurants near by and lots of activities to enjoy.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Northern Ireland

May 2010 break

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed in this resort in our friends appt and this is the first time in another propery. It if fully modernised and has a lovely cool living room overlooking the tennis courts. The property is very spacious with good amenities, and I would recommend it to anyone.

As others have said there are plenty of restaurants nearby and the beach a stroll away.

As far as eating is concerned, the "Bella Vita" in a complex 10 mins walk from R B turning right from the from the entrance , is superb, but expensive, so check prices before you book

We will certainly use this appartment again when possible

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway

Rocha Brava, 20th - 27th June 2010

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Rocha Brava particularly in this really well appointed apartment. As previous reviews have stated,it is modern,etremely well equipped and is in great position for all amenities especially the swimming pools complex. This apartment has everything you'd ever need (and more) even including a push-chair for our six month old grandson,although we had taken our own.

The apartment has been moderised to a very high standard and provides both security and privacy as it is not overlooked.

Rocha Brava is close to Caraveiro,a ten minute drive in the car or if you prefer a leisurely stroll along the coastal path past Algar Seco;you can join the coastal path directly from the complex.

The local restaurants are excellent and are within walking distance,we liked the Jardin du Farol which is just outside the main entrance to Rocha Brava however if your requirements are more cosmopolitan Caraveiro caters for all tastes.

The beaches along the Algarve are,as you would expect,superb and if you walk or drive along the road to Smugglers Cove you will find one of the best beaches around.

All in all we would highly recommend this apartment and this resort to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Lake District, UK

Fantastic Apartment and Complex - May 2010

  • 5 of 5

We returned last week from having a fabulous week staying at this apartment on the Rocha Brava complex with our two children age 6 and 3. The apartment was fantastic - it was home from home. It was really modern, clean, spacious and very well equipped. There was everything you could possibly need for your stay including picnic bags & blankets for days out too. There were DVD’s, toys and books for kids to use – great for keeping young ones entertained whilst in the apartment. The owners have wrote a manual which includes info on the apartment, the complex, local amenities, good days out, where to get discount tickets , the nearest / cheapest supermarkets etc – this was very useful as it was our first time at Rocha Brava and Carvoeiro but certainly won’t be our last. There is also a guest book in which guests have recommended their favourite restaurants and beaches etc – this was great as you are spoilt for choice so it was good to get recommendations. The apartment couldn’t have been situated in a better location on the complex. It is overlooking the tennis courts and close to the main pool, children’s play area, kids club, supermarket, and restaurant.

The complex was beautiful - it was maintained to a very high standard. The staff and locals were very friendly and helpful too. The 3 swimming pools (and paddling pools) were great for both adults and kids. It was very laid back and relaxed when we went in Mid May - I believe it starts to get a bit busier from the end of May. We met some lovely people, many of which had stayed there before. The weather was fantastic - not a cloud in the sky all week.

The nearest beach, Vale de Centianes is just a short walk away – it was lovely as was the town of Carvoeiro. A visit to cliffs at Algar Seco is a must. We also enjoyed days out at the nearby waterpark, Slide and Splash plus a trip to Zoomarine. We hired a car but it isn’t essential as there is plenty to do within walking distance or a short ride away by taxi or bus.

Without a doubt, I would recommend this apartment, complex and location to families with younger and older kids plus couples of all ages. We had a lovely holiday and we can’t wait to go back again. A definite 5 stars from us :o)

  • Submitted: May 29, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
25 Metres
O Farol pool bar
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
500 Metres
vale do milho
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
25 Metres
O Farol
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: not necessary

The 4* Rocha Brava complex is in an ideal location right in the heart of the Algarve, only 45 minutes drive west of Faro airport, an easy journey along the A22 autoroute. There are stunning beaches right along the coast on either side of Rocha Brava, two of these within walking distance, Vale de Centeanes and Carvalho (smugglers cove). The resort is only 2km away from the beautiful fishing village of Carvoeiro which has everything you need, a stunning beach nestled between two cliffs, shops, banks, bars, cafes and restaurants. For those wanting to travel a little further the port of Portimao is only a 20 minute drive west of the complex, here you will find plenty of shops and restaurants. Further inland you will find the ancient Moorish capital of Silves, surrounded by orange groves, there is a castle, and colourful markets. Beyond is the Serra do Monchique mountain range and the town of Monchique and spa village of Caldas do Monchique. This whole area is great for walks and picnics.

Other Activities: Waterpark - Slide and Splash, Theme park - zoo Marine, Algarve shopping - a large food hall with lots and lots of shops.

Golf: The picturesque Vale de Milho golf course is a testing 9 hole par 3 course and within easy walking distance of the complex. Two 18 hole courses Vale de Pinta and Gramacho are close to Carvoeiro (5kms). There are discounts available on green fees at most courses in the area. Championship courses are available at Penina (25 mins) and Quinta de Lago (30 mins). Many other courses are within a 30 - 40 mins drive away.


Rates & Availability

From £400 Per week

Rocha Brava Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 3 2015 - May 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2015 - Mar 1 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Flexible arrival/departure days are acceptable, subject to availability.
A deposit of £200 is required at the time of booking (non-refundable).
The balance owing for the apartment is to be paid 8 weeks prior to departure.
Rental includes all linen and towels, excluding beach and pool towels - please provide your own.
Maid service and a change of linen (sheets and towels), will be provided for stays of longer than a week. If you require extra maid service or linen changes these can be booked and paid for at reception throughout your stay.
Discounts may be available for long term lets throughout the winter/out of season, please enquire.
The apartment is available from 4pm on day of arrival ( earlier arrivals may be negotiable).
The apartment must be vacated by 11am on day of departure ( later departures may be negotiable).

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Rocha Brava Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 95 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Plus wash basin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Plus wash basin
  • Bathroom 1 is between both bedrooms and the en-suite is in the master bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The master bedroom, has a king size bed, this is a lovely light room with built in wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom with shower, basin and wc. The second bedroom has 3 single beds and built in wardrobes. We have a large sofa bed in the lounge which also folds down to a double bed and also the use of a travel cot for those with young children at no extra cost.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • bay/sound
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Ground floor, end of terrace apartment. Modern. Comfortable. Spacious. South facing. Adjacent car parking space. Cable TV with English channels. DVD player. Plenty of storage space. Iron & ironing board. Hairdryers. GhD Hair straighteners. I-pod speakers (bring your own I-pod). Dvd's, games, toys, books, tennis rackets, balls, etc. High chair. Childrens pushchair. Sofa bed. Fold up spare single bed. Travel cot. Safe for valuables. Spacious terrace with sun loungers. Bbq. 3 swimming pools, 1 heated Oct - Mar, all with paddling pools. Free childrens club, May - September (4 - 12yrs). Childrens playground. Free bus to Carvoeiro, 3 x daily. 4 hard tennis courts with resident pro. Fitness studio with fully equipped gym. Supermarket. Cafe. Games room. Internet access. Free wi-fi. Close to golf courses with discounts for guests. Near to stunning beaches. NB: A car is not essential but reccommeded to explore the beautiful Algarve

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