Villa in Porches, Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Country Location 3 Minutes Drive From The Beach
Owners profile to follow.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Saturday changeover day (From June until early September)
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
We have just arrived home having spent a very relaxing week away staying at this villa.
Steve and Janie the owners were very friendly and approachable. They were very welcoming and greeted us like we were their friends. They were very helpful with what was in the area and places to eat and visit.
The villa is very well designed with a beautifull round staircase leading from lower floor to first floor. We took some great photos of the family on the stairs. The master bedroom has it's own bathroom across from the room and a lounge area within the bedroom. All bedrooms had a lovely balcony with great views of the area. The villa is set in its own well kept gardens with lots of outside space. We spent most of the time in the outside areas when at the villa as the weather was hot and sunny, well into 30 deg. There was 11 people in our family ranging from 73yrs to 10 yrs and we all had a great time. The outside space catered for everyone's needs and we were able to sit outside to eat as a family around the large table just outside the kitchen. There is also a large BBQ near to the kitchen and eating area which we used one evening.
The villa has everything you need for your stay, it is very clean and well thought out. Outside toilet and shower area near the pool, washing machine if you need one and a clothes airer.
We hired cars so was able to see some of the surrounding areas, we visited the local beach which was very clean and you can hire 2 sun loungers and 1 umbrella for 12 euros for the day. There are many places to eat or shop at the beach. We ate a meal out at the beach one evening in the Clipper Restarant, if you want a special meal this is a very good restaurant. We were celebrating our sons birthday, the service and food were excellent.
We all had a great holiday and would reccomend this villa for a pleasant relaxing stay in Portugal.
Thank you very much to Steve and Janie for making our first visit to Portugal a very pleasant and memorable stay.
Mark & Jayne Gearing.
Hi Mark and Jayne
Thank you for the lovely review, It was a pleasure meeting you and your family that you had a good holiday and you enjoyed our local town and beach.
Enjoy the rest of the summer and hope to see you in the future.
Steve & Janie
We stayed as a family and found it to be perfect. There were so many excellent things about it. The two pools which the photos don’t really capture the smaller spa pool. The hosts were so helpful and very friendly. We would recommend to anybody.
Thank you very much, this means a lot to me and Janie
Great facility and in perfect condition. Steve and Jeanie are wonderful hosts.
Great Villa and great hosts
Fantastic holiday with adults, teen and toddlers. A great villa with fabulous outside area - really relaxing break. Steve and Janie made everything easy and immediately relaxed as soon as we arrived. Thanks so much for a great break
Many thanks for your lovely review, glad you enjoyed your holiday.
Lovely meeting you, and all the family enjoy the rest of the summer
Steve & Janie
Beautiful place for a family holiday:)
This villa was perfect for our stay - a big family of three generations. Well-kept and with lots of different spaces outside to sun-bathe, read or relax, a spacious swimming-pool and a heated waterfall-pool, and a lovely dining area outside. We had a wonderful holiday:)
Thank you to our lovely hosts, Steve and Janie!
Wonderfull, it is our pleasure to have you stay with us and celebrate your birthdays
and see you enjoying your time together.
Steve & Janie
It should be called Shangri La, just perfect.
A little piece of heaven, best place I have found for recharging your batteries. You are only a few minutes drive from the beach, restaurants, bars and shops.
Special interest holidays:
Horse riding, Bird watching, country walks, the owner has a fishing boat and he tells everybody about the big fish that got away, ha ha ho ho.
Armacao De Pera is 5 minutes by car or a country walk takes about 30 minutes, attractive palm tree lined the promenade overlooking the beach, good for swimming and water sports. Other local beaches near by Senhora De Rocha a small sandy beach between Porches and Armacao De Pera a good place for a boat trip with the local fisherman. Benagil is a nice small beach.
Praia Da Marinha lovely beach with impressive cliff top walks. All of these beaches are a short drive from the villa.
Faro is the nearest Airport 40mins drive, a Car is not essential, the taxi service is very good but if you like to venture out to places of interest it would be nice to hire a car.
The nearest town Armacao de Pera is 2kms from the villa which has a nice range of Restaurants, cafes and bars a great local market for all you fresh fruit/veg and a great fish market, also a choice of supermarkets, banks (ATM) and other places of interest. Taxi service and local bus service is available also the owner has a
transport for his guests
2 Traditional portuguese restaurants and bar are in 5 minutes walk from the villa. Other interest Aqua Land the water park is in walking distance. The Zoo Marine is a short 10 min drive, a chance to see and experience some of natures beautiful sea creatures, an entertaining and educational day for all. Algarve Shopping Centre 15mins.