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Beautiful 5 Bedroom 5 Bathroom Villa Private Heated Pool Air Con Table Tennis

Bedrooms 5
Space 5,920 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

In the Village of Porches Central Algarve Portugal Carvoeiro and Armcao De Pera

Villa Marriana Do Sol can sleep up to 10 Adults. Arrival day is usually on a Thursday or Saturday. The Villa features include Heated Swimming Pool. Table Tennis Table Air-conditioning. All 5 Bedrooms have en-suite Bathrooms. This relatively new villa has been impeccably decorated and furnished. Each bedroom has its own color scheme with coordinating soft furnishings and all the bathrooms have corner baths. The architecture is attractive and interesting with curved walls and an impressive circular entrance hall. The modern kitchen is very well equipped with two large Fridge/Freezers - Hob and built in cooker. The sitting room is well furnished with a plush curved Sofa - a lovely dining suite and a wood burning open Fire. There are mosquito nets on all doors and windows. This villa is on a large plot of land and is close to the village of 'Porches' and Armacao de Pera with good restaurants, Bars and a long sandy beach. It is only a short drive from the lively resort of Praia do Carvoeiro.


From the FIRST week of September to the THIRD week of July each year we can offer you the following:




More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Alfred

Alfred 'Own's' and 'Manages' 4 large and beautiful villas in the Algarve, all located in the Logoa region near the Village of Carvoeiro.

Alfred purchased this villa in 2003

Why Alfred chose Porches

‘Villa Marianna’ is located just outside the picturesque Village of Porches where local shops, restaurants and bars are located. The town and beaches of Armcao De Pera is just a few minutes away by car towards the coast road, as indeed are the bars, restaurants and local shops of the beautiful fishing village of Carvoeiro.


From the FIRST week of September to the FIRST week of July each year we can offer you the following:




What makes this villa unique

The Algarve in Portugal enjoy the sunshine all year round. Figures indicate that the sun will shine for 340 days of the year. The air is always fresh, as it is often blowing in from the Atlantic Ocean that in itself has a cooling effect on the air temperature, particularly during the summer months. Temperatures range form 22 degrees to 32 degrees with low humidity. Making the weather condition in the Algarve as near to perfect as is possible.


From the FIRST week of September to the FIRST week of July each year we can offer you the following:




Guestbook comments from the manager

Hello Mr Kingsnorth

I am just emailing you to let you know that we had a wonderful Xmas break at your villa.As you know we were a party of 8 from two seperate families and the vast areas of space suited our needs perfectly. I would also like to praise your managing agent and the maids service which was faultless.If we know of anyone looking to rent a very large villa in the Algarve we will have no hesitation in recommending Marianna Do sol.

David Hawkins

We had a superb holiday the Villa Marianna was 'fantastic'. It had everything we needed and more! The kids loved the pool and the games room. I'm sure we will be making a return visit, this was our third trip to portugal at Easter and we all thought this was the best place we had stayed in.

Thanks again. Jane Bell.

Hi Alfred,

I would just like to thank you for the use of your Villa. We have had a wonderful holiday. We found the villa to be very well equipped especially in the kitchen. The kids loved the pool and the games room.
Aug 2005
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Porches Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5920 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • All the Bathrooms and Shower Rooms have a WC and Bidet and are Beautifully fitted. Please do not, under any circumstances flush anything other than toilet paper down the toilets. All other items such as Sanitary Towels, Tissues and Wet Wipes must be placed in the Bins provided.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 Master with en-suite Bathroom plus a Quality Double Sofa Bed 2 Twin with Bathroom en-suite 3 Twins with Shower Room en-suite 4 Twins with Shower Room en-suite 5 Double with Bathroom en-suite
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: Air conditioning is included - Pool Heating is £28 per day. As a consequence of 5 bedrooms and all the main facilities being located on the ground floor - The villa is particularly child friendly and wheelchair friendly. Outside: The Villa has two mobile Webber BBQ's with all the necessary BBQ equipment. The advantage of the Webber BBQ's are that you can have a BBQ anywhere you wish. Outside dining facilities are located on both the Pool Terrace and on the Kitchen Terrace. On the Kitchen Terrace there is a large very attractive Marquee that provides the necessary shade from the sun when dining during the day and a very special location for dining at night. The Marquee is illuminated at night providing a very special location for those very late and warm evenings. An additional Shower Facility is located on the Pool Terrace. The Shower Water might be cold but is very refreshing on a hot summers day.


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Beautiful 5 Bedroom 5 Bathroom Villa Private Heated Pool Air Con Table Tennis
average rating of 4.5 based on 5 reviews

Lovely property if it did not have problems

  • 3 of 5

The architecture, spaciousness and overall facilities are excellent, although not as they were described [the description, particularly of lack of air conditioning in basement, has now been changed]. Sadly, we experienced the villa with a blocked toilet when we arrived, further blockages during our stay, inability to contact the owner's local representative at key times, complete failure of all water supply, failure of hot water (once), frequent electrical tripouts, run down appearance (eg torn awning on kitchen terrace, untended flower bowls around the pool) and - adding insult to injury - long delays in responses from owner and delay in refund of Security Deposit.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The contractors in attendance located evidence that sanitary towels and/or some similar item that include cotton wool substance, has been placed into the sewage system, causing the blockage. Two further instances occurred during the clients stay where our Villa Manager and our sewage contractor was required to attend and on each occasion they found further evidence of items having been placed in the sewage system that should not have. Notwithstanding the above circumstances, as a gesture of good will, I agreed to bring this matter to a close, by waiving the costs to unblock the sewage system on three occasions and refund their security deposit in full.
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  • 5 of 5

We booked Villa Marianna for our 2016 holiday as it looked perfect for our three families of six adults and eight kids aged between 7 and 14. The bedrooms were brilliant, all large with an excellent ensuite. The facilities within the villa are second to none with so much space both internally and externally that even with 14 of us, we never felt like we were on top of each other. The kitchen and amount of crockery were brilliant and the appliances meant there was ample space for food storage and for preparation when we weren't eating out. The swimming pool was a great hit with all, especially the kids. Although the Villa is very much in between Porches and Amacao de Pera, they are only a few minutes drive away and the choice of restaurants is unbelievable. One in particular we enjoyed as a group was the Casa Algarve in Porches. It's very rustic and owned by an English couple and the food was absolutely superb.

All in all, we would recommend Villa Marianna to any small group of friends or families with kids. You won't be disappointed. We can't finish this review without mentioning Patricia the villa manager. Nothing was too much trouble for her and she was able to give us some great information about the area.

Thank you Alfred for allowing us to rent your superb Villa Marianna.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very pleased to you enjoyed your Holiday in the Algarve and your stay at Villa Marianna - I will pass your kind words onto our local Villa manager Patricia
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  • 5 of 5

We booked the villa as a party of 4 couples with 7 children aged between 5 and 10. The layout worked perfectly - the adults had a double room each, the children all slept downstairs in the 2 bedrooms which also contained a sofa bed.

The kitchen is equipped with every device you can imagine with enough crockery etc to mean you didn't have to wait for the dishwasher to complete before feeding everybody again.

The outside terrace is amazing for having meals/barbeques which we did every night.

The pool (we paid to have it heated which was well worth the money) kept the children, and adults, occupied all day long.

The 2 fridges (plus a small one downstairs) provide more than enough space to keep everything chilled.

You will need to hire a car but this did not work out expensive and we found a company who would deliver to the property.

Close to some amazing beaches with lovely cafes and water slide park/zoo.

Sarah (villa manager) was a brilliant help and it was lovely to have the floors cleaned/towels changed during our stay.

We all agreed that this was the perfect villa for us and we are reviewing our holidays for next year as everybody wants to visit again.

One word - AMAZING!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Meget dejlig og rummelig bolig med lækker swimmingpool.

  • 5 of 5

Villaen er meget velegnet som feriebolig for familie på 10 - 12 personer.

Super lækker swimmingpool med tilhørende solterrasse.

Ligger centralt for indkøb og restaurantbesøg.

Vi fejrede guldbryllup sammen med børn, svigerbørn og børnebørn og havde en pragtfuld uge i villa Marianna.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
On your Doorstep
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Armancao de Pera
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Diving, fishing, horse riding, paragliding, sailing, tennis, water skiing and windsurfing are all pursuits that are available in close proximity to the villa.


The Villa is located just outside the picturesque Village of Porches where many Restaurants and Bars are located for those long summer evenings with friends. The town and beaches of Armcao De Pera is just a few minutes away by car towards the coast road.

The picture-postcard village of Porches lies just off the EN125 main road, midway between Alcantarilha and Lagoa. The area is noted for its classic white regional-style houses punctuated with striking decorated chimneys.


For direct flight information please contact owner for weblink addresses.


The Villa is just 35 minute drive along the A22 from Faro Airport. Typical Taxi prices are Taxi 1-4 People £51. Taxi 5-8 People £73. Taxi prices are for one way journeys.

Further Details:

Miles of gorgeous, golden, sandy beaches, calm clear waters and bays interspersed with rugged cliffs and enchanting grottoes; the Algarve is amongst the top European holiday destinations. The South of Portugal was the last place to gain independence from the Moors in 1292, conquered by the King Dom Afonso III and even today traces of the Moorish presence are visible in the unique terraces, chimneys and whitewashed villas. Despite the obvious influence of tourism, a short drive inland reveals the true Algarve where life goes on much as it has for many centuries. This brightly coloured region with orange groves, almond trees in blossom and fragrant pines is also the most verdant and fertile. Sports enthusiasts will find ideal conditions and top class facilities; the golf courses and tennis establishments have a highly prized reputation. Above all, the Algarve is a children's haven; several exciting water parks, surfing in Praia da Luz, horse riding near Lagos and, of course, plenty of chicken and chips! Whatever your preference; a secluded hideaway in the hills, a converted cottage in a traditional fishing village or a magnificent mansion in a sophisticated resort, we are certain that you will find your personal paradise in the Algarve.

Recent Guest Comment:

Dear Alfred

We had a wonderful week in your Villa, everything was perfect and everyone of us had a fantastic holiday. Thank you for helping to make a dream come true. My mother who was celebrating her 70th birthday got a wonderful surprise and we got to swim with the dolphins as a bonus.

The weather was fantastic and the villa had everything and more to make our week so perfect. Thank you again.

I truly hope we will be able to go back to Porches one day and spend another wonderful holiday in your beautiful villa.

Beverely Robinson

Hi Alfred.

just thought I would drop you a line to let you know we had a brilliant time, the villa was more then I could have wished for.

Your sincerely

Chris Halligan


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $692.43

Prices Quotes are for Parties of up to 10 persons.
Booking Notes:
Rates quoted are in UK pounds sterling for parties of up to 10 persons
Please contact the owner for smaller group discounts.
25% deposit will secure the reservation
Balance payable 90 days prior to date of arrival
Villa damage security deposit of £500
Pool heating £250 per week
Air conditioning is included
Changeover Day:
Changeover day is usually on a Thursday,
however alternative arrangements are possible
so please contact the Owner

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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