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Lg Villa w/Private Pool, Surrounding Gardens, Sea View From Upstairs Balcony

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa near Alporchinos, Armacao de Pera and Porches, Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Urbanisation, Less Than 5 Mins To Sandy Beaches, Secluded Sandy Coves

Villa Golfinho ( Dolphin in Portuguese) is to be found midway between the small Pottery village of Porches, and the coastal resort of Armacao de Pera, with its 7km of sandy beaches, restaurants, bars and cafes. The villa sits within its own lawned and enclosed gardens, ideal for relaxing in the Algarve sun by the kidney shaped pool. Also within 5 to 10 minutes are 2 popular waterparks, golf courses and Zoomarine. The nearby Intermarche supermarket is 2 mins by car. Free Wi Fi installed at villa. Whilst the villa is 5 bedroomed we do consider renting to smaller parties, particularly outside of the peak season - and several families and groups of 4 have stayed at the villa.

Steve Wilks
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 29, 2017

About Steve Wilks

We live in Wokingham Berkshire and have 2 grown up children who love Portugal as much as we do.

In the mid 1990's we lived in Cascais, near Lisbon, and loved it so much we promised ourselves that one day we would try and get a place that could eventually be our retirement base. All going to plan so far and we just can't wait to live there but until then we hope many family groups will enjoy the Villa as much as we do and the guests who have stayed there over the last 10 years.

Steve Wilks purchased this villa in 2003

Why Steve Wilks chose Porches

Having viewed over 30 villas we knew when we pulled up outside that the location and grounds of Villa Golfinho ( Dolphin in Portuguese ) were for us. 10 years on and we have not been disappointed. The coastline at Armacao De Pera and the coves of Senhora De Rocha and Praia De Marinha are absolute gems and still relatively unspoilt. Not forgetting the lovely friendly people of Portugal who have made us and all our guests so welcome.

What makes this villa unique

It is a lovely relaxed place to enjoy the weather whilst feeling at home and unwinding in a quite spot but nearby many many activities. On the long winter nights in UK it is a warming thought to remember the lazy days laying under the palm trees in the garden whilst watching the children in the pool - followed by al fresco BBQ dining on the veranda.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was the best family holiday we have ever had --please thank Ann for all her help and we all already miss sitting under the Palm Trees around the pool.

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.
Jun 2004
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5 minutes drive from several golden sandy beaches - nearest beaches next to the 5 star Vila Vita hotel.

Armacao De Pera has a spectacular 7km of sandy beach and is complimented by several other superb sandy bays and beaches including , Senhora De Rocha , Praia De Marinha , Benagil and many others..


Faro airport now comfortably less than 40 minutes drive on the IP1.


Armacoa De Pera less than 2km.

Further Details:

4 local restaurants within 10 minutes stroll. Supermarket 2 mins by car and Armacao De Pera with all facilities less than 5 mins by car.

The Amendoiera golf course featuring the Nick Faldo and Christy O'Connor course , is only 5 mins drive and for golfers is a must see and must play course. The courses are managed by Troon and as such the customer service is excellent from the moment you pull up to the moment you finally drag yourself away from the clubhouse balcony with stunning views over both courses. Also nearby are Pennina, Pinta, Gramacho, Morgado, Silves, Alamos, Palmares, Alto and Salgado golf courses -- if you haven't played it then the Henry Cotton designed course at Pennina is highly recommended.


Porches Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • Large ensuite shower to bed 1 with bidet, wc. Bathroom with bidet ,wc - for bed 2 and 3 downstairs. Ensuite shower to bed 4, with wc. Ensuite shower to bed 5, with wc.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with twin beds and separate wardrobed dressing area. Bedroom 2 twin beds Bedroom 3 twin beds. Bedroom 4 twin beds -a/conditioning Bedroom 5 king sized double bed -a/conditioning
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: For the winter months, heating is via underfloor heating and fan assisted wood burning fire. The first floor bedrooms both have air conditioning. Outside: Gardens surrounding all 4 sides of property. 10 sun loungers and 10 chairs, Brick built BBQ. 15m pool - deepest end 1.5 metres. Upstairs large balcony accessed from landing and both bedrooms. Outside covered seating area for alfresco casual dining. Parking for 2 or 3 cars inside the gates. Utility Room: Storage room with additional fridge. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided and changed weekly - twice a week can be arranged . Other: Additional fans are provided for the summer and electric heaters for the winter. The villa enjoys underfloor heating for any winter month lets.


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Lg Villa w/Private Pool, Surrounding Gardens, Sea View From Upstairs Balcony
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Muito Linda!!

  • 5 of 5

Quite simply amazing!!!! This villa has so much personality and gorgeous and private pool to relax by, everything you need from bars, resteraunts, local supermarket all near by. My wife and I have stayed here several times and wouldn't try another villa when we come to Portugal, it has everything you need for a relaxing beautiful holiday!! Love it!!

Thank you

Chris and Beki

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks -- really appreciate the comments and look forward to welcoming you back again this May.. Kindest Steve and Debbie
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We will be back soon

  • 5 of 5

We can only say that it was the best family holiday we have ever had .

Kids loved the pool and gardens -- fantastic local beaches and great water park nearby.

Our hosts were brilliant throughout and a nice touch with a small welcome pack when we arrived weary.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tx Paul and Jenny It was a pleasure communicating with you and having you all as guests - also thank you for emailing the lovely photo of your family group dining on the terrace. Kind regards Steve and Debbie
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Great house and location :-)

  • 5 of 5

The house is great. Plenty of space and we enjoyed it all. Two bedrooms upstairs with aircon and bathrooms. Upstairs also a wonderful big balcony. Three bedrooms had its own bathroom and the two others shared. Big kitchen with a extra poultry with refrigerator - wonderful when You are a group travelling. Just outside the kitchen a lovely spot where You can sit all day and night - in the shade. Plenty of sunbeds around the pool, which by the way is well maintained :-) Fast and good communication with the owner and his landlord Ann. You will need a rental car, so You can go to the supermarket and the beach. Even though its only about 2 km from the house, its not that easy walking there. We had a great time at the house and can only encourage You to book it :D

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
On application.

Changeover Day:
Prefer Saturday bookings - more flexible in non peak times.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown in UK Pounds per week. Discounts available for off peak weeks, including Xmas and New Year.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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