This quiet, peaceful & luxurious self-catering apartment is set in a new small exclusive complex in a small village. It has been beautifully furnished and is equipped to a very high standard.
The apartment has one bedroom with a double bed and has a sofa bed in the lounge. There are balconies from both the living room & from the bedroom offering sea & countryside views.
The complex has three private swimming pools, including a children’s pool. A tennis court is on site for those feeling energetic.
The select blue flag beaches of Praia Nossa Senhora da Rocha & Praia Nova are within a five minute stroll of the accommodation.
The apartment is ideal for summer or winter holiday’s, short breaks & activity breaks such as golf, scuba diving, swimming, snorkelling, fishing, horse riding & water parks all of which are within reach in this stunning area in the Central Algarve.
There are a lots of wonderful restaurants and places to drink within walking distance.
The Algarve is renowned for it's wonderful climate and warm sea temperatures as it enjoy's some of the longest sunshine hours in Europe with an average 320 days of sunshine a year. You will almost always be guaranteed sunshine in the peak summer months with average temperatures ranging from 24 to 34 degrees centigrade and 15 to 18 degrees centigrade in winter. The average sea temperatures in summer range from 21 to 24 degrees centigrade, and in winter are from 15 to 19 degrees centigrade. All year round water sports such as surfing or windsurfing are popular largely due to such superb warm seawater temperatures. You'll find the pleasant sea breezes cooling in peak season which take the edge off the heat, however don't be fooled the sun is still beating down so suntan lotion is a must all year round!
Sorry but no smoking and no pets.
This holiday truly exceeded our expectations. It was our first visit to Portugal and we loved it!
On arrival we were met by Margaret who acts on behalf of April as a point of contact whilst you are in Portugal. She was most definitely a bonus as was the comprehensive welcoming pack, which contains information on what to see, where to eat out etc.. we found it extremely useful.
This certainly was a luxury holiday. The apartment was 1st class, exceptionally clean and fitted out to a very high standard containing all you would need. We spent much of our time on the balconies enjoying meals and generally relaxing.
There are some excellent walks along the cliff tops with sea views and access to some of the Algarve's beautiful beaches. The apartment itself is just a short walk from the beach and a variety of excellent restaurants within the surrounding area, all of which are in walking distance. Including a lovely beach restaurant which served up a superb meal and fantastic views from its balcony. It was so relaxing!
There are other great places within the Algarve, but I think this location was perfect, the village is still an active fishing village (unlike a lot of the more commercialised resorts). I helped one of the Fishermen push his boat up the sandy beach early one morning and was greeted with a huge grin and an offer to visit the fish shack at the bottom of the village that evening! There I found out that these fishermen go out and catch the fresh fish for the beach restaurant.
I truly feel that I can't put in to words how much we loved our holiday.
We want to thank April for all her help and patients with our endless email's! We will be back this year, you made our holiday wonderful, thank you so much again.
We have just returned from a very relaxing week in this beautiful apartment. The area is quiet with a number of excellent restaurants in walking distance. If you want to eat in the fresh produce at the supermarket was of a very high quality (the shopping trolley was vey useful). The local beaches and scenery surrounding them are stunning. The apartment is in an excellent location, tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean. April and Margaret were very helpful from booking the apartment right through to returning home. We didn't miss having a car but if we had been there for more than a week then we would have hired one to explore more of the Algarve.
The apartment resides in a secure, attractive, and peaceful complex, much more than half of which were unoccupied for the duration of our stay, we had the use of 3 swimming pools, the nearest one being a 30 sec walk down a flight of steps max 50 yards from the front door! Not necessarily the most suitable for children being just a few metres square and over 6ft in depth, however the largest of the 3 pools was no more than a minute’s walk away and much more child friendly.
The apartment contains everything that is required for a self-catering holiday yet within easy reach, on foot, of some delicious restaurants and in my opinion inexpensive bars, none of the tacky sports bars that litter the streets of Albufeira or touts throwing flyers in your face every 10 yards.
Having been lucky enough to visit the Algarve on several previous occasions we opted not to rent a car, I don’t recall seeing any car rental companies in the resort itself however bicycle rental was available. A 25 minute walk to the neighbouring CONCRETE JUNGLE of Armacao de Pera, which we did on a few occasions, has endless rental offices, bars, and restaurants. Personally speaking I wouldn’t have entertained the beach if I‘d been paid, it resembled the opening scene from the sitcom Benidorm! The 4 local beaches that we navigated to are excellent, not the most accessible but worth the effort, I could well imagine a family with a pushchair would encounter some frustration!
The local hypermarket, a 20 min walk up/down hill is similarly priced to the UK however in my opinion the produce is far superior to the cloned harvest that we are served up in main stream supermarkets here in Britain. Seafood, Shellfish and carnivore’s treat were readily available and very fresh. Wine and beer is unbelievably inexpensive ;-) bottled water we found was essential.
On the whole ‘we’ found the area extremely friendly, safe, un-commercialised, within easy reach of waterparks and the Aquamarina, which were told by some very friendly Irish holiday makers with young children was excellent! We didn’t venture there ourselves. The pools and garden areas were immaculate, no stray cats or dogs roaming around which believe me does happen in certain resorts on the Algarve.
Our ONLY criticism, more of a personal disappointment, was the discomfort we found of the bed, notably soft and flexible. A combination of the heat/humidity perhaps mixed with the frequent consumption of Super Bock added to our irritable sleep.
We stayed for a week without a car. We had a very relaxing holiday by the pool and at the beach (go through the tunnel to the other side!).
Apartment is fantastic, spacious, fully equipped kitchen, air con available (at extra cost).
Nearby restaurants were lovely, especially Mirasy's and the one on the beach.
We'd recommend a car if you're looking to do some sightseeing or staying longer.
We enjoyed very much the stay at your apartment, it was wonderful and the area, beaches, sea... everything was perfect, if we go back to the Algarve, please do not hesitate that we will contact you.
This apartment is really lovely. A warm welcome and then we settled into the place. It is placed in the middle of a long road - up to the shops, down to the beach - steep on the way down. (The trolley shopping bag was a great help as we didn't have a car!) We used both balconies extensively and the reclining sun chairs outside the bedroom made it the perfect breakfast spot. The apartment is very well furnished and equipped so we cooked quite a bit too! Sun beds are provided and you can take these to the pool. The water was very cold but we braved it a couple of times. I would recommed a car for sight seeing but we decided to just relax for the week as we were staying on in Portugal to see Lisbon and Porto and other areas in the north and knew that we would be having a hectic time once we left Porches.
The local restaurant we went to served delicious food and there were a couple more that we could have tried that had good reviews. We walked into the local town and although to return it was a big hill to climb we went for it and managed OK. (Taxis are available) The Chinese reaturant in town is great (as is the cold beer on the sea front - great after a hot walk!).
April was very helpful during the booking process and promptly contacted us on our return to check all was OK.
I would recommend this apartment if you want a place that feels modern, comfortable, very clean, is well equipped and has gone the extra mile (books, plastic cups and plates etc, shopping trolley, chair pads, throws for the settees, sun beds, sun brolly, nets to discourage mosquitoes, a small screen for privacy from next door on the balcony), is clean and you walk well or have a car.
This place was a fab start to our tour of Portugal. Thank you April.
This apartment is very centrally located and close to the towns of Armacao de Pera, Carveiro, and Lagoa. It is ideal for those who wish to merely retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life but not be isolated.
Only a five minute stroll away is two of the best blue flag sandy beaches on the Algarve. There are many restaurants and places to drink within walking distance of the apartment including one on the beach and one on the cliff top both unique and beautiful.
There is an abundance of golf courses stretching across of the Algarve. The area is famous for having about 30 golf courses, where you can enjoy beautiful natural landscapes and a warm sunny climate which is perfect for playing golf all year round. There are a wide range of courses available allowing you to find a course that suits your needs whatever your ability.
Car is recommended but not essential
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$263|
A non-refundable deposit of 25% of the booking total is to be paid immediately. Provisional bookings will be held for 7 days awaiting written confirmation and deposit. The remaining balance is to be paid 2-3 weeks before arrival date.
A 200 GB pound breakage bond is also required with the final payment. This will be returned in the post to you within 24 hours of your departure providing no damage