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Situated In A Peaceful Location, Communal Roof Top Pool, Secure Parking

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment in Armacao de Pera / Porches, Central Algarve, Portugal - A Few Minutes Stroll To The Beach, Bars, Local Restaurants & supermarkets

The apartment is located in the Quinta dos Arcos part of Armacao de Pera, it is in a new build apartment block that is furnished to an exceptionally high standard. It comfortably sleeps 4/6, there are 2 air conditioned bedrooms both with 2 single beds. There is a large, luxurious living room also with air con and there are patio doors onto the balcony (with BBQ). A communal swimming pool is located on the roof of the apartment and the sea, bars and local restaurants and miles of golden sandy beach are just a short walk away. For those that play golf, they will be spoilt for choice with over 20 courses available locally. Underground secure car park is provided. Only a few minutes drive to local attractions such as Zoo Marine, Algarve Shopping and several water parks.

Jon Gay
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2017

About Jon Gay

We are Jon & Caroline, we have two daughters and we all love the Algarve and especially Armacao de Pera; The beach, the weather and the people, hence our investment in this apartment. We hope you will like to stay in our 2 bedroom air-conditioned apartment in, Armacao de Pera.

Jon Gay purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Jon Gay chose Armação de Pêra

I brought the apartment in 2008 (completing in Dec 2008) it has been a life long ambition for me to own a holiday home. It is also great for my young family who now love the area and the people. We look forward, to many weeks in the sun!

What makes this apartment unique

As one of my clients said it's a real home from home!

The beach is only a few minutes stroll and has over 2 miles of beautiful sandy shoreline.

The rooftop pool ideal for cooling off after a long day on the beach.

If you have a car, we have secure underground parking in our own designated space (oh, and it's near the access for the lift.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have been visiting Armacao de Pera for over 16 years and this was our first stay in the Quinta dos Arcos area. Jon and Caroline have made a superb job in decorating and furnishing the apartment. The accommodation was extremely well appointed and we would certainly consider returning in the near future. Amanda and Garry Walker - Dunfermline.

We arrived late in the evening to find a chilled bottle of wine in the fridge along with drinks and fresh food to keep us going until we got to the shops. The apartment was very spacious and clean with a good supply of towels and toiletries. The visitor guide book was very helpful with advice on where to eat out and places to visit. We referred to it often! We were very impressed with how well the kitchen was equipped. It gave us the choice of eating in where we could make use of the BBQ on the patio. The apartment had a real home from home feel which meant the whole holiday was very relaxing. Thank you for such an enjoyable stay!
Aug 2008
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Armacao de Pera
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

If you are in to water sports or Diving including obtaining your PADI accreditation, these can all be arranged locally.


The apartment is only 300 to 400m from the beach so you can walk to the beach in less than 10 mins. The beach at Armação de Pera not only claims to be the longest on the Algarve, its probably the best, being one of the cleanest and least crowded beaches in the region.

In addition, there is another secluded beach 1km away in the quiet village of Porches.


The apartment is approx 40km from Faro Airport which is around 30 mins by car. Many budget & Charter Airlines fly into Faro including; Easyjet, Monarch Airlines, British Airways & Aer Lingus.

Taxis are fairly reasonable or airport transfers can be arranged at a competitive rate If required. However, should you want to hire a car there are lots of places at the airport or you can book on-line (see our website for links).

Diections to the apartment will be sent proir to your arrival.


Armação de Pêra has everything you need for a lovely holiday - fantastic beach, shops, supermarkets, restaurants and bars. It is also ideally placed for a day out at Zoomarine sea-life park at Guia, a trip to 'Algarve Shopping' mall, also at Guia (10 mins by bus, car or taxi) and the water parks at Alcantarilha and Lagoa.

Further Details:

Armação de Pêra was named after the inland region of Pêra in Portugal, where the fishermen came down from originally and armação, which was a specially adapted boat, with a combined netting system, designed by the Moors. Today Armação de Pêra is a lively high-rise Algarve resort, which is very popular with Portuguese holidaymakers in the summer. It has a wonderful long sandy beach stretching all the way to Praia de Galé. Arriving on the outskirts of Armação de Pêra, there are now huge numbers of new apartments along with new roads and roundabouts to link it all together. The centre (centro) and the beach (praia) are clearly signposted, and there are several roads leading to the beach, so if you miss the first one, don't worry! There is a large area of ground at the western end where you can park and another large area at the eastern end by the fishermen's beach, along with a multi-storey by Pingo Doce supermarket.

Armação de Pêra is a mix of slightly weather worn buildings and new, modern apartment blocks along the sea front, many being 10 to 12 storeys high. The 'old village' is at the eastern end by the fishermen's beach and is more typically Algarvean. It is here, on the beachfront that the remains of a 17th century fort still stand - built to defend the village from pirates and corsairs by a wealthy fishing boat owner. There is a chapel inside, dedicated to Santo António, which is also 17th century.

The views of the coast from the fort are of the long, long stretch of golden sand which runs from the rocks and caves at the western end by  Senhora da Rocha, to Praia de  Galé (near to Albufeira) in the east.

The cobbled street on the corner of the hill opposite the whitewashed fort leads down into a network of little streets with a variety of shops, cafés, bars and restaurants. It would be quite easy to miss this part of the town if you are concentrating on the sea front, which would be a shame as it's one of the prettiest parts of Armação de Pêra.


Armação de Pêra Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • Fully-tiled bathroom with bath, shower, WC, bidet and basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Can be set up as a double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Can be set up as a double
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Both bedrooms contain 2 single beds, these can of course be put together to make doubles. In the lounge there is a 2 seat sofa and a 3 seat sofabed. The Master bedroom has a fitted wardrobe and a small safe is provided to keep your valuables in. Travel cot available upon request
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Air-conditioning units are installed in both bedrooms and in the lounge area. A baby sitting service can be provided (at an hourly rate) but needs to be booked prior to your arrival OR with our local agent. Outside: There is a communal swimming pool on the roof of the apartment block. This also includes a shower area and "bathroom" facilities. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels are provided (sorry, not beach towels), Maid service and cleaning is done once per week but can be done more often at extra expense. Meet and greet is also available, this is a free service 8am-8pm Other: The hallway is long an spacious, the table by the front door contains the visitor book with all the info you will need to where to go in the area. There is also a few beach toys which you are welcome to borrow. We also have sun loungers and deckchairs.


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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $199.87

Booking Notes:
A payment of 25% or £100 (€125), whichever is greater secures your booking.
The balance is to be paid 6 weeks prior to your stay.
A refundable damage deposit of £150 (€175) is also to be paid 6 weeks prior to arrival but the deposit should be refunded within 1 week after departure subject to nil damage.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is completely flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds and an approximate value in euros.
A 2nd week discount of 10% between May and September. A 2nd week discount of 20% between October & April. Discounts also available for periods between 1 and 2 weeks (i.e. 10 days) or for periods over 2 weeks.
Rentals for less than 1 week are welcome and will be charged on a pro rata basis (please feel free to contact us for a quote).
Long term Winter breaks also available.

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

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