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Algarve Luxury Apartment On 4 Star Beachfront Resort - Now With Wi-fi

Bedrooms 1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Peaceful location yet only a minute to the beach! Apt 814 next to Pestana Viking Hotel, Senhora da Rocha, walking distance of amenities

Whether you are looking for a short summer holiday or a relaxing long winter break, the luxury Ocean Suite Apartments are an ideal choice. Located in the heart of the Algarve, the resort sits on a headland overlooking the crystal clear waters of the bay of Armacao de Pera and Senhora da Rocha. Set within sub-tropical grounds with swimming pool and bar area, this south facing, air-conditioned, 1 bedroom apartment, offers a large living/dining room with a comfortable sofa bed and direct access to its outdoor terrace and garden area. The modern kitchen is fully equipped and includes a dishwasher and washing machine. There is an attractive bedroom which has ample storage. There are 2 bathrooms, one has a bath (en suite) whereas the other has a shower cubicle. The apartment has the benefit of a secluded garden, with dining table for al fresco eating.

Muriel Walker
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, portuguese
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Muriel Walker

I have lived in the Algarve since 2000 and love every minute of being here. There is everything you could hope for to make life here as exciting or as relaxing as you'd wish.

Muriel Walker purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Muriel Walker chose Carvoeiro / Lagoa region

The area in which I live is between the popular resorts of Armacao de Pera and Senhora da Rocha. I am blessed with easy access to numerous beaches, many are secluded coves and others are large expanses of golden sand. The area has an abundance of year round activity including golf courses, water parks, nature reserves and theme parks.

I bought the apartment at the Porches Praia Resort as it was an investment property with an excellent rental potential. It is a beachfront location and has many highly recommended restaurants within easy walking distance. It is perfect for a relaxing holiday and because of this I am fortunate to have many repeat bookings.

What makes this apartment unique

The Algarve enjoys 300 sunny days a year and as the apartment is south facing, my guests can enjoy their breakfast and evening meal on the terrace and garden almost everyday of the year.

Car hire is optional as you can walk to restaurants, cafes, and a large supermarket. There is parking at the apartment if required. There is also a bus service passing the resort.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From: David Tilson To: Ernie Walker Hi Ernie, Just a quick email to say thanks. The apartment was fantastic and we both had a great time. We ate out each night and all meals were good. Went to Villa Italia, The Pipa and Porters (x2). The food at Porters was excellent and not expensive however I would recommend all 3. Once again thanks and hopefully we will come back next year to your lovely apartment Cheers David.

From: Carol Clapham To: Muriel Walker Sent: Hi Ernie, Just a short email to say thank you once again for the use of your apartment. We had a lovely holiday, the apartment was gorgeous - just what we were looking for and of course the weather was great. I will be recommending your apartment to my family and friends and hopefully will be booking it again soon for myself. Many thanks. Carol.

From Ian Knowle to Ernie Walker, Just a note to thank you for your welcome and for the use of your lovely apartment.

We thorougly enjoyed our break and were not keen to leave!

Feb 2007
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Alporchinhos Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Village
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , En suite bathroom
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • The attractive en-suite bathroom has polished stone surfaces with bath/shower, handbasin, wc and bidet. Separate shower room with WC and hand basin. A hair dryer is supplied. Bath robes are supplied for adults.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Spacious south facing, air-conditioned bedroom with large double bed, fitted wardrobes and large patio window opening out onto terrace and garden area.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: This resort caters for the very young as well as the young at heart as it has all year around occupancy and is very popular through the lovely winter months in the Algarve. The apartment is comfortable all year around with heating and air-conditioning provided. It is a child friendly resort, with their own pool and safe playing areas. Outside: The lawned area in front of the patio is a sun trap in the winter and gives a private feel to the terrace area, which is supplied with patio furniture including dining table and chairs, and 2 sun loungers. The bar area and swimming pools are only a few seconds walk away and provide splendid sea views. The nearest beach is Senhora da Rocha and is just a minutes walk from the apartment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linens are included and changed once a week. A pool/beach towel is also supplied for each client.


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Lovely resort, great apartment, great holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a week at Alporchinos and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The apartment is everything it says on the web site - clean, well equipped and great location. Muriel arranged the airport transfers for us and Ian was there to meet us at the apartment on arrival. He showed us around and proved to be a useful in-country contact - thanks Ian! The resort is beautiful with many quiet, clean beaches very close by. There is a range of cafes, restaurants within walking distance and we ate at a different venue each night. A stay at the apartment gives full access to the adjacent hotel with it's pools, leisure facilities, bar, restaurants and entertainment.

There are great cliff top walks nearby with about an hours stroll into the nearby town. There is a pretty good supermarket about a 10 minute walk away with a few smaller convenience shops a little closer.

Overall, we had a great stay and would recommend the apartment to anyone. The web page is very accurate so there is no need to detail all the features here.

Enjoy the apartment and enjoy Alporchinhos!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely review. Very much appreciated. Regards, Muriel
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  • 5 of 5

We have just arrived back from a wonderful stay at this apartment. Apartment very clean and comfortable. Nice space outside for our children and Muriel and Ian always available. We hope to return. Would rent a car next time to do more exploring. Thank you so much!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Daliah, I'm so glad you had a lovely holiday and enjoyed my apartment. Thank you for taking the time to write a review, I really appreciate it. Best wishes, Muriel
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Our Fabulous Algarve Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from Muriel's apartment, having spent 9 nights over Easter 2017. I travelled with my husband and our 12 year old son.

After a rather horrendous airport experience I found that I hadn't brought the instructions to get to the apartment (aargh!) but not to worry, I called Muriel and she kindly talked me through the last part of directions and stayed on the phone until I had let myself in to the apartment (phew!). Shortly afterwards, her friend Ian came and showed us how everything worked and walked us around the neighbouring hotel where we could use the facilities and gave us some great tips to make our holiday even more enjoyable.

The apartment itself is absolutely excellent, perfect for a couple or small family like us. A well-equipped kitchen with oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. Also loads of crockery, cutlery etc and even all the cleaning stuff you could need, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid and washing powder. There's a hairdryer and iron and ironing board.

There were loads of toilet rolls and even soap in the dispensers in the bathrooms! Everything was spotless when we arrived, the sofabed was made up for our son and there was spare bedlinen and lots of towels, white ones for in the apartment and beach towels for taking out.

TV was a massive hit with our son, all the British channels plus loads of Sky Sports channels!

There was a patio set and sunloungers in the private garden area, perfect for relaxing on!

We had access to the swimming pools and other facilities at the hotel next door, this was brilliant and kept our son occupied for hours.

The location is fantastic, a really short walk to a lovely beach, short drive to the big supermarket and quite a few places to eat/drink in easy walking distance. We ventured further out and found a lovely restaurant in Porches, A Rampa, highly recommended! Secure parking right outside the door.

This was our first visit to Portugal, I think hiring a car is a great idea as there are so many lovely places to visit on the Algarve. We had lovely days out in Albufeira, Praia da Rocha, Silves, Marinha, but there are beautiful beaches everywhere! Our favourite day out was to Zoomarine, a waterpark / themepark / zoo just a short drive away. Loads to do, definitely worth a visit especially if you have children.

We loved our holiday and would definitely return to Muriel's apartment, one of the best holidays we've had in a very long time! Thanks Muriel!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was spotlessly clean, well appointed and comfortable. Very close to restaurants, shops and beach, all within walking distance. The Italian restaurant on site was good quality if a little pricey.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Loved this apartment. It is spacious, very well equiped, spotlessly clean and in a lovely location.

  • 5 of 5

Firstly let me say that Muriel the owner was in contact via email before our trip, ensuring we were provided with excellent information about the apartment, directions, key collection etc. She also arranged for a local contact to meet us on arrival, he showed us round the apartment and the facilities at the hotel, thank you Ian, much appreciated. This is an excellent apartment in a lovely location, with access to the pools, indoor/outdoor, gym, sauna etc in the nearby 4* Pestana Viking hotel. The beach is a very short walk away and although you can't see the water, it was lovely to hear the sound of the waves from the apartment. The apartment itself is very spacious and had everything we needed for our stay. Most importantly for me is that it was spotlessly clean. The kitchen is very well appointed, with fridge, freezer, cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, toaster, kettle and plenty of crockery/cutlery etc. The sitting room and bedroom are spacious and airy, both having direct access out to the private patio area and garden with lovely table, chairs and loungers. The bedroom has plenty of storage and a very comfortable bed. An added avantage is a safe, great for travel documents, money etc. Two bathrooms, one with bath/shower, the other with shower cubicle, were again spotlessly clean. The sitting room was very comfortable with sofas, dining table and great tv showing most uk channels and Sky sports. As for getting about, we didn't have a car but there is parking directly outside the apartment strictly for resident use. Alternatively there is an excellent bus service with a stop practically on the doorstep. There are restaurants and shops within a ten minute walk and these were more than adequate for our needs. Overall, I would highly recommend this apartment for families and couples who either want to stay within the area and make use of the superb facilities or, for those who wish to use the apartment as a base from which to explore what the rest of the Algarve has to offer. Finally, a big thank you to Muriel for great communication before and during our holiday, we really enjoyed our stay and hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lots of fun!

  • 4 of 5

It was a great location really close to the beach and hotel pools. Great restaurants in the area and the apartment itself was very spacious and nice!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Belmondo - on Resort
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Senhora da Rocha
Car: not necessary


The local beaches are within a short walk of the apartment, but if you explore by car, you are spoilt for choice. To the east there are miles of lovely sandy beaches whereas to the west the coastline is punctuated by picturesque coves.


The nearest airport is Faro and it is approx. 40 minute drive to the Resort. Once in the resort, a car is not required as all amenities are within walking distance.

There is also a bus service which runs regularly and can take you into the town of Armacao de Pera.


The historic town of Silves is approximately a 10 minute drive away and has a castle that dominates the town. The picturesque small town of Carvoeiro is only a 20 minute drive and is also worth a visit, its beach is small but ample and is fringed with seaside cafes and restaurants and still home to local fishermen whose boats complete the picture postcard scene. The western town of Lagos is approx a 40 minute drive and has a quaint old town and a modern Marina area.

Further Details:

The adjoining hotel is always at hand to help with excursions, and tourist information. There is a supermarket approx. 10 minute walk away and a smaller mini-market for basics a little closer. In addition to the bars and restaurants within the resort, there are a number of highly recommended restaurants within easy walking distance of the apartment offering both traditional Portuguese and international quisine. If you prefer typical British food, the Waterdog Pub in Armacao de Pera, offers an interesting selection.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is required within one week of a confirmed booking and the 75% balance is required no later than 30 days prior to the arrival date. In the case of a late booking then the full amount is payable on confirmation of the booking.
Payment can be made via this site

Changeover Day:
Changeover days can be flexible.
Access is given at 1600 hrs and clients should depart at 1000 hrs. However, where possible we are always happy to extend these times to fit in with clients flight times.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per week in Euros.
Discounts are available for long winter holidays, please contact us for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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