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Rocha Brava - lovely air-conditioned apartment

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5, new kitchen, living/dining room, balcony, BBQ

A beautiful apartment (upstairs on the first floor) on Rocha Brava, one of the best developments on the Algarve. It overlooks the lovely gardens close to the wonderful two-tier swimming pool with a waterfall. The apartment occupies a very central position on Rocha Brava with shops, restaurant, and swimming pool only a few yards away. The tennis centre and gym, and two further swimming pools, together with the shops, bars, and good facilities for children, makes Rocha Brava an ideal holiday complex.

Features newly fitted kitchen with granite worktops, touch control ceramic hob and dishwasher etc. and a completely refitted bathroom.

Travel: The development is 45 minutes drive from Faro airport. A hire car is not essential, but will enable guests to visit many of the more secluded beaches and villages nearby. A taxi from Faro airport will cost about €55. From Lisbon, Carvoeiro is about 4 hours drive. For those who do not wish to drive while on holiday, there are frequent buses and cheap taxis into the town from Rocha Brava, and courtesy coaches to the water-slide park (Slide and Splash) which is just the other side of the town.

Rocha Brava Complex: Rocha Brava is a beautiful villa complex set in lovely grounds on the clifftops near Carvoeiro. Among its facilities are a 24-hour reception office, and a small supermarket. For eating and drinking there is a bar/cafe with an Internet cafe upstairs, a restaurant, and a pool side bar. For fun there is the four court tennis centre with a resident professional for coaching sessions, and an adjoining gym. There is also a holistic healing centre for a well-earned massage after the exercise! For children, there is a playground and an indoor childrens room with table tennis, and organised kids activities in summer. There are three main pools (one of them with a waterfall) and all with paddling pools, open to all guests.

Nearby attractions: Carvoeiro has very many bars and restaurants, with varying styles and prices, but all are good value. You can take a boat trip from the town beach to see the nearby caves. There are two water slide parks within a short drive, and a marine theme park (Zoomarine) about 30 minutes away where you can swim with dolphins! 'Krazyworld' is a fun day out for the family, a short distance inland. Silves is a historical walled town just 15 kms inland, and the fishing port of Portimao is about 20 minutes drive along the coast westwards. This town has many larger shops. Algarve Shopping is a large shopping mall with many beautiful shops on the main road from Faro.

More Details

Arthur Munday
Member since: 2001
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 January, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

I would just like to say how much me and my 3 kids enjoyed your apartment we had a great time,it was perfect for what we needed

many thanks
Jun 2011
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Rocha Brava - lovely air-conditioned apartment
average rating of 4.888889 based on 11 reviews
Skelmersdale , Lancs

Rocha Brava

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed in Rocha Brava several times before I can only say it is improving. The Apt is top class as is the whole complex. Looking forward to our next visit .

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great week

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Rocha Brava resort was amazing, the staff are very friendly, the service is excellent.

The appartment is great, it is the perfect size, well equiped and close to all conveniences (pool, reception, shops and restaurant).

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Great holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent the first week of April at Rocha Brava. Two overcast days but other than that beautiful sunny weather. We had taken wetsuits for the beach but didn't need them. Arthur (the owner) was very helpful contacting us in advance and arranged for an extra bed as we were going with our three children. The apartment was equipped with everything we needed (including a washing machine).

We thought the Kids Club only started up in May but found it up and running, so ours enjoyed spending a bit of time there (painting, treasure hunts etc.). Lovely beaches nearby, and not too busy in April! 'Smugglers Beach' (Praia do Carvalho) is good for exploring and 'Praia do Paraiso' is good for rock-pooling at low tide (and the flat rocks mean that waves aren't as big as some other beaches - good if you have young children. Rocks are a bit slippy though). See map at http://freemapsalgarve.com/wp-content/uploads/carvoeiro.pdf (we also got given a copy of this when we arrived).

We arrived in the dark and did find the resort a little tricky to find, despite the directions provided (and a road map). If you don't have a SatNav it's a good idea to check the route on Google in advance!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to post a review, I'm glad you enjoyed the holiday, it is a really lovely area. Hope to see you back again in the future!
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Great holiday, just as described

  • 5 of 5

Arthur was very helpful from my initial enquiry providing quick responses to any questions that I asked. The apartment was in a great position near to the large pool area which we enjoyed and had everything that you could want on a family holiday. We will hopefully return again in the future

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
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  • 5 of 5

Me and my 3 kids have returned to rocha brave again this year,this apartment was perfect very close to bar etc but never noisy,we all had a fantastic time the apartment was lovely,my kids loved the bar in the evening especially the kareoke Arthur sent great details and was very quick in responding to e mails,lots of extras in the apartment for kids and we left some more ie inflaitables balls etc,we shopped most days at intermarche to feed us on a budget ,small walk away fanatic joker lovely toasted sandwiches chips and very good prices for lunchtime,miguel there is very laid back but a lovely guy ice creams crisps etc for kids and very good prices,we had a car and loved the beaches we all are going back next year as rocha brava and arthurs apartment was perfect as may add was ryan air considering the price we paid

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback, I'm very glad you all enjoyed the holiday. I look forward to welcoming back in the future!
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Great apartment and resort

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this apartment in September 10, the resort is fantastic with three good pools and a variety of restuarants on the complex or within walking distance, the apartment is situated close to the reception and the main pool, it can be quite noisy from the bar until 12pm however this did not bother us at all. The apartment is in great condition and has everything you need provided. All in all i would say that i would have no hestitaion in returning to the resort and apartment in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2010
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
IP1 Lagoa
Nearest Beach
750 Metres
Car: recommended

Carvoeiro is about halfway along the Algarve coastline, approx. 45 mins drive from Faro airport. Portimao is just 20 mins away. Lisbon is 3-4 hours by motorway to the north.

Other Activities: water slide parks

Golf: Vale do Milho, a 9 hole par 3 course, is within walking distance. Two 18 hole courses - Vale de Pinta and Gramacho - are at Carvoeiro (5 kms). 40 percent discount on green fees at Vilar do Golf, 20 minutes away. Championship courses are available at Penina (25 minutes) and Quinta de Lago (30 minutes). Many courses are within 30 - 40 minutes drive.


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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Optional extras: Maid service £72 p.w (5 days pw) or £33 (1 clean + linen change). Fold-out bed for 5th person, no extra charge, or Cot hire £35 p.w. High chair hire, no charge, please order in advance for any of these items listed.
Rental includes all linen and bathroom towels (not beach towels); For multi-week stays linen will be changed
25% deposit with booking; balance due 10 weeks before

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Benagil in Algarve

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 85 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • 1 double, 1 twin, 1 cot or fold-out bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis Court
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
* Digital cable TV, 9 English channels. * DVD player * Fitness room - gym next to tennis courts, fully equipped * Four tennis courts and coaching available at the Tennis Centre. * Choice of three pools and children's pools. * Children's playground near tennis centre and main pool. * Internet access at coffee shop (2 computers)

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