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Superb 5 bed 4 bath villa - private pool - in quiet area yet close to sea - WiFi

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,798 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

The villa enjoys sea views from the balcony and has large garden

Sleeps 10. 5 bedroom villa with private pool. First floor air conditioned. Large balcony with sea views. 5 minutes drive from several golden sandy beaches. 4 local restaurants within 10 minutes stroll. Supermarket 3 minutes by car. Rented for 12 years and enjoys several returning guests.Wi Fi is installed at the villa

Golf: There are several very good courses within 10 to 15 minutes drive and later in 2008 the Nick Faldo and Christy O'Connor courses at Amendoiera will be opening --these courses are 5 min. from the villa and are destined to be the 2 finest courses in the Algarve.

Steve and Debbie
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, dutch, swedish, danish, norwegian, finnish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About Steve and Debbie

We are a couple in our 50's with 2 children in their 20's.

All of us love our time in Portugal but unfortunately cannot spare enough time to enjoy more than a few weeks a year out there .

For 11 years we have enjoyed having family and friends visit with us and all have been memorable and relaxing breaks .

Steve and Debbie purchased this villa in 2003

Why Steve and Debbie chose Carvoeiro / Lagoa region

The Villa is a friendly villa and ideal for familly groups who want to enjoy their own space away from the hustle and bustle of daily life but near enough for a 5 min taxi drive to be amongst the life of a lively enough Portuguese coastal resort

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our 4th time here and cant wait for the 5th .

If we do ever win the lottery we will buy this place regardless of the price.
Mar 2012
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Porches Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2798 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , Shared by bedrooms 2 and 3
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , Good sized en suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , Good sized en suite
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet , Good sized en suite
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • Bedrooms 4 and 5 are upstairs and open onto a large balcony with sea views. Both also have air conditioning . Bedroom 1 is a large room with a dressing wardrobe area which is also useful for families needing cot space as this allows the baby to be in same room but adjacent to the twin beds. Cots are available on request.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Superb 5 bed 4 bath villa - private pool - in quiet area yet close to sea - WiFi
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

We'll definitely be going back

  • 5 of 5

I loved this villa, it could not have been more perfect for us. The photos really helped us when choosing as the pool and space was a big factor for us. The circular lounge is huge as are the bedrooms. The gardens and pool were very well kept (although the pool was a little cool this time of year). I loved the fact we could sit out on the terrace and eat our meals.

The local beach is beautiful and very well kept, there are quite a few nice bars and restaurants in the surrounding area (we liked Lords bar at Armacao de Peru beach). Albuferia is only about a 15/20 min drive away and it's nice to visit for a day. The local supermarket is very close (only about 3 mins drive away) so that is extremely useful for a self-catering villa.

Some things though to bring with you when staying at this villa - mozzie repellant!! (although it's lovely to sit outside in the evenings if you don't have this you'll be eaten alive), beach towels (as these are not provided) and a tea towel (we couldn't find one anywhere) - other than that everything is there.

We travelled with our daughter who had just turned one and the villa owners provided us with a cot and highchair which was great.

I would highly recommend this place and can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind words Not sure why there were no tea towels as they should be there so will check with our management lady to make sure they are there and easy to find Sorry also to hear of Mozzies - they tend only to be around at the start and end of the holiday seasons and for the last 3 years we have not experienced problems but always good to take precautions as there bites can be painful and irritating - so good advice.
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I wish we could live there 365 days a year

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this villa last summer with our family to celebrate our anniversary and we had the most fantastic time.

Lovely villa in a very nice neighbourhood.

The beaches and coastline are purely stunning .

A bit hot to do to much walking in August but the cliff walks looked amazing.

Our grandchildren keep asking when are we going back.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind comments and look forward to your next family celebration in Portugal.
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A Fabulous Algarve Base: Spacious Luxury!

  • 5 of 5

Our holiday in this villa was tremendous; the whole thing was made by the fact that we had a great base to explore from but also one that provided real comfortable accommodation of a high standard. We stayed with friends and between us we had 4 children under the age of 6….to them it was heaven – mostly because of the pool and the large garden oh and the outside BBQ!! The pool is ideal for families as the shallow end is just the right depth for all to have fun. The bedrooms are big and spacious, the upstairs with individual en suites is ideal for the ‘friends’ or the grandparents and has a large balcony for added privacy and makes a great place to have a cup of tea in the morning. The 3 other bedrooms downstairs we found equally superb, one again is like a separate annex with en suite and terrace. However, the jewel in the accommodation crown has to be the circular lounge with doors on to the pool and garden…..perfect for watching Wimbledon and the kids in the pool!

The location of the villa is within perfect striking distance of heaps of superb beaches that you can spend half and go back to the villa or indeed the whole day. We found some good restaurants and the Waterpark is just 10 mins drive and a great day out.

The rep lady who looks after the villa was great, she was just a phone call away if we had any queries or couldn’t find anything. She was able to provide cots and high chairs and the villa was very well maintained, clean – no complaints.

We’ll certainly be going back as soon as we can!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Coming back

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here in 2005 and loved it -- been to Menorca and Italy since and now just booked to come back in 2009 --and can't wait

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it -- great location - great family villa

  • 5 of 5

For any family wanting the privacy of there own large villa for lazy days around the pool or just a stones throw from amazing beaches and coves then we would highly recommend this.

We will treasure those evenings on the outside dining area and dream of them during winter

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Dom Manuel
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
O Connor and Faldo courses at Amendoiera
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Junction 7
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Mar a Vista
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Senhora Da Rovha
Car: recommended

The villa is situated between the golden sandy beaches of Armacao de Pera and the beautiful local village of Porches - famed for it's pottery. Both are within walking distance -- Porches being a 10/15 min. walk.

The more bustling resort of Carveoiro is only 10 to 15 mins by car .

The area is spolit for Golf courses and the new Faldo and O'connor courses are 5 mins away -- and are both excellent courses on a 5 star resort.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The villa rental is secured with a 25% deposit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.