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Spacious refurbished 5 Bed/5 Bath Villa - Private heated pools. In Large Ground

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Armacao De Pera - Porches , Central Algarve, Portugal - Located Less Than 2km From The Coast At Armacao de Pera With Sea Views From Upstairs Balcony

This 5 bed 5 bath villa with heated pools ( heating payable as an extra ) was recently described as an absolute gem of a Portuguese villa by the local builder who in late 2008 refurbished and modernised this spacious 1980's built ranch style property. The villa occupies a private secluded plot with large grounds surrounding all sides and lies within an area of several villas. The main coast with it's superb 6km sandy beach at Armacao De Pera is less than 5 minutes away and the sea can be viewed from the main upstairs balcony. Two of the Algarves best water parks are within 10 minutes drives as is the Zoomarine park. Golfers are in for a treat at the nearby newly opened Nick Faldo and Christy O' Connor, courses plus Pinto, Gramacho, Silves, Pennina and many more. The pottery village of Porches is also close by as is the larger resort of Carvoeiro. Albufeira is only 15 minutes drive. There are several local restaurants within 10 to 15 minutes walk and many more options within 5 minutes by taxi or car.

Steve Wilks
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

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 2008

Why Steve Wilks chose Lagoa e Carvoeiro

When we pulled up outside this villa it was a run down old wreck and the following 2 years were just like one of the TV shows where they track your every move and watch you make all the renovation mistakes. Happily a few years on and that is all memories and we are now very proud of our fully restored villa which has already created lasting memories for many family holidays for us and our guests. And ever since we have owned it we did not know we had so many friends, who we now love to join us in the too few weeks a year we spend their.

What makes this villa unique

It is hard for us to put into words the feeling we get when arriving at the villa and then changing gears from the UK pace of life. As we sit here in winter writing this we can just picture the sun beating down on the pools and watching the children splash about on their lilos and all the family fun, enjoyment and happy memories.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed in this villa last summer with our family to celebrate our anniversary and we had the most fantastic time with our family and grandchildren.

Lovely secluded villa in a very nice area.

The beaches and coastline are purely stunning .

A bit hot too do to much walking in August but the cliff walks looked amazing.

Our grandchildren keep asking when are we going back.


Who needs the Caribbean when you can stay just over 2 hours flight and 40 mins drive from the airport in such a superb and wonderful location and villa .

This is our 3rd year at the villa and for all of us it is our home from home in an amazing place in the sun. The pool and garden areas are just so relaxing and so many verandahs and tree shaded places.

The extra kiddies pool is a real bonus and have to admit to sitting in this one afternoon for over 4 hours reading .

Already booked again for this year and can't wait to open the gates again and leave everything back home for 2 weeks.
Dec 2008
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Lagoa e Carvoeiro Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , double sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , his and hers showers -- ensuite
  • Bath 1 en-suite bath/shower. Bath 2 adjoining bed 3 - his and hers sinks. Bath 3 for use of bed 2 and/or if using overflow of second lounge. Bath 4 en-suite bath/shower. Bath 5 en-suite - his and her showers and sinks. Heated towel rails in all.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10/12 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, 2 and 3 - ground floor twins (1 en-suite). Bedroom 4 (a/con)- first floor double bed with spacious balcony and en-suite. Bedroom 5 (a/con)- first floor double bed with balcony and his and hers en-suite showers.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Notes on accommodation: Both lounges have fireplaces and fans , and heaters are provided. Outside: The villa has a large main pool approx 16 x 8m plus a smaller children's pool and is surrounded by gardens and flower beds on all 4 sides. At the rear of the villa overlooking the pools there is a covered veranda with table and chairs which is ideal for alfresco eating and also escaping the summer heat. At the end of the veranda is a brick built BBQ with integral chimney. There is also another covered veranda overlooking the pool which has a recently built dining area for 10 persons. There are no direct neighbours on either of the 4 sides but several villas are within 50 to 100m and whilst the villa is situated in a peaceful spot the main road between Porches and Armacao De Pera is less than 150m away. The balcony off of bed 4 is very large and is a real suntrap -also off this balcony is the stairs to the roof top where the views are spectacular (but we request that whilst clients are welcome to go up please take care particularly with children). Utility Room: Separate area housing the washing machine and cleaning equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and bathroom towels are provided. A maid service is provided at the start and finish of your holiday and for stays of more than 1 week there is a weekly linen and towel change.


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Spacious refurbished 5 Bed/5 Bath Villa - Private heated pools. In Large Ground
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Loved it -- great villa for our party of 10

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We all fell in love with this place . Lovely private gardens with great large pool and a seperate kiddies pool for our 2 year old .

Lots of space on different verandahs to sunbathe or shelter from the sun. We actually lost Mum for aq few hours as she found her own shady spot.

Compared to what we paid in Quinta de Lago the year before it was brilliant and the local beaches were amazing .

Tony and the extended family

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tony Much appreciated and we know what you mean about losing your Mum . Dad used to find his own place in the shade or sun and we didn't know where he was . Since you stayed we have now installed pool heating and hence pool can be summer temperature all year if you did want that half term holiday Regards Steve
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Lovely holiday in a great villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family get-together in this lovely villa, which has everything for a relaxing holiday. We loved the pools and the outdoor spaces, including the welcome shade. Close to the lovely beach at Armacao and lots of other beautiful beaches. Would recommend having a meal cooked by Maria and served to you at the villa - a great way to celebrate a special event. Jan

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Jan . Always nice to get feedback and hear that an enjoyable time has been had at the villa Kind regards Steve
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Armacao de pera


  • 5 of 5


I wonder if your rental is available of 02/08/14 to 16/08/14 or 03/08/14 to 17/08/14.

We are a friend group and we are very interested about your villa.

Thanks for your answer.

Charlotte Dziegielewski

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Villa

  • 5 of 5

Our family have for the last 6 years rented villas in Portugal and this one wins hands down.

We loved it and will return.

Don't want to say too much in case we can't get booked in next year -- only jestinbg .

Great gardens , great villa , great pools ( ideal for swimming and playing - and the kiddies pool).

We used the restuarant across the way several times and the kids loved it -- ours are fussy eaters.

What was really nice for us also ,were all the verandahs and places where you could have a snooze out of the sun.

The beaches nearby are truly stunning although we spent most of the time by the pool.

I personally loved the BBQ (large built in) and as I write this I just want to get back out there. Great memories of the family all together.

Roll on Summer

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:

The area has several excellent walks and of course the excellent coastal walks as well as the inland walks including the Funchal Ridge and Monchique Mountains. The roads are always full of team cyclists and we believe this area is used for training camps for the national cycling teams. The Algarve cycle route runs close by the villa.

A new Formula 1 race track opened in 2011 on the outskirts of Portimao.


The beaches and coves in this area are exceptional and going directly to the coast you can walk there in approx 20/25 mins across country tracks. The nearest beach at Senhora De Rocha is less than 5 mins by car. This beach and the white painted headland chapel is used in many tourist brochures. The beach here is excellent and has an adjoining beach which is accessed via a tunnel cut through the rock. The restaurant at this beach is also excellent for fresh fish.


Faro airport is approx 35 mins by car.

Further Details:

The nearest main supermarket is an Intermarche and is 2 mins in the car on the road towards the sea.

Eating out in Armacao De Pera and Porches is a joy to behold particularly if you enjoy fresh fish -although meat eaters are well catered for with of course the local Chicken Piri Piri being a speciality. All price categories are catered for and if you want to have a tourist menu then only 1 street back from the sea front several restaurants offer a 3 course meal with drink for less than 12 euros. At the other end of the scale you will struggle to pay more than 30 euros for an excellent fresh fish meal with wine.

A Grelha (Tony), A Tasca (Belmiro), Rocha de Palha (Luis Mourinho--a distant cousin of Jose) are particular favourites of ours and in high season you will need to book, but there are over 100 restaurants in the area to try.

The highly rated Villa Vita Parc hotel is nearby. This is reputed to be where the stars take their holidays in 5 star luxury. The hotel has it's own restaurant on the beach at Armacao De Pera at the end near the fisherman's huts, Restaurant Nautilus, celebrities have been spotted here.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is taken at time of confirming booking and the payment is made in full 8 weeks prior to the holiday.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the preferred day of changeover as per client requests.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.

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.