|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Stunning 1st (top) floor 2 bed apartment on small, exclusive low rise development with 3 pools, tennis court & pool bar. Large airy lounge diner with contemporary furnishings, CD system, English satellite TV & sliding doors to sunny south facing veranda with pool and sea views. Fully equipped designer kitchen with granite worktops includes full oven, dishwasher, microwave, washer dryer, fridge freezer, coffee maker with breakfast table, comprehensive array of equipment and utensils. Both bedrooms have south facing sea views with built in wardrobes and modern solid oak furniture. Master bedroom with king size bed and en suite bath, shower, bidet and WC. Second bedroom with 2 single beds which can make double if preferred. Family bathroom has bath, shower, and bidet.
5 star attention throughout creates a distinctive 'come again' opulence - adult robes, hairdryer, cool bag, beach pack, safe, air conditioning and heating system, instantaneous hot water, book selection
Golfers: Our apartment is perfect for golfers with 17 golf courses within a 30 minute drive! 5 are within a 12 minute drive. We have negotiated a 30% discount for our guests on 3 of the best - Gramacho, Silves Pestana and Vale da Pinta.
Although our apartment accommodates 4 guests in 2 bedrooms we can arrange for additional guests to stay at neighbouring apartments to a maximum party of 30 guests.
The apartment is spacious and is really comfortable - a huge sofa and lovely ensuite master bedroom. It is very well equipped throughout - we wanted for nothing in terms of contents.. down to beach towels, umbrellas and bats and balls for the beach! The balcony overlooks fabulous sea views and is south facing so has sun all day...or you can catch some shade down at the pool on on the front terrace. The location is good too, waling distance to the beaches and to a number of good restaurants. loads to see and do in the local area both if you want to explore the mountains or head to shopping towns and amazing coastal roads. We would definitely recommend the apartment to couples and families alike. The complex was very well kept and had loads of parking. Overall one of the best holiday apartments we have stayed in.
We were met by Maggie, a font of information, on arrival and shown around the apartment, which is perfect. All the rooms are large, bright and airy. The fully equipped kitchen has everything you need. Two full bathrooms, both with windows so no noisy extractor fans while you're relaxing in those bubbles with a glass of prosecco Wake up in the morning sun to a view of the sea from the bedroom window. Plenty of wardrobe and drawer space for all those clothes you take but don't need! The lounge has everything you need for a relaxing evening after a day out. We spent a lot of time on the balcony reading as it gets the sun all day and the view is lovely, but there are loungers and cushions for those lazy days around the pool.
The beaches, 2 restaurants and bar are a 2 minute walk away. Make sure you go through the tunnel as the beach is stunning. There are a good choice of restaurants within a 10 minute walk of the apartment, we had some very nice meals in 'O Grelhador', which is friendly, has a good choice and is reasonably priced. The Mini Market and Supermarket are a 10 minute walk away and are well stocked. I would recommend calling into the Blues Bar for a cold glass of sangria on your way back.
We found our first walk down the hill to Armacao de Pera a little daunting as it's so built up. However once you get down to the sea front and pass all the holiday apartments you come to the 'old town', now you're in Portugal! A maze of little cobbled streets dotted with shops, cafes and restaurants. We had a fabulous meal in 'Rocha da Palha'. It's on the beach, down a few steps, just as you reach the 'old town'. Be careful you may not need a starter!! Unfortunately we discovered it at the end of our stay. We only got a taxi back once as it's actually a pleasant 20-30 minute slow stroll. It's NOT a steep hill, believe me we've had some horrors in the past.
We booked a car online through Economy Car Hire with pick up and return to the airport. It was very good value, and although we had to walk to the car park to do the paperwork and collect it, it all went smoothly and was very quick. The drive to the apartment is about 45mins and the roads are a delight to drive on after the UK. We had some lovely days out to Cape St Vincent, Salema, Alvor, Burgau, Albufeira, Lagos, Silves and Portimao.
If you are looking for a relaxing holiday in a great apartment, central to everything look no further.
Probably not ideal for teenagers. Whew!
Having just returned from this apartment after a 2 week stay, I can honestly say that the apartment exceeded all expectations! The apartment was exactly as per the description and more....we really need not have packed as much as we did...the apartment had a fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher, picnic set, barbeque complete with utensils, pool toys, even a hairdryer, hair straighteners, iron and ironing board. To keep costs down, we alternated between eating in and out and it was a pleasure to cook in this apartment. The balcony was great to sit out on at night overlooking the pool and the pool, gardens and general outdoor areas were in excellent condition, well maintained and clean, as was the apartment.
A special mention to Margaret who managed our booking. Her communication on the lead up to our stay was brilliant and the offer to buy a few essential items for our arrival which we paid later really helped lots as we arrived quite late on the first evening.
Out and about in the area...the nearest supermarket is the Intermarche which is a 3 minute drive away. Gloria's is a local shop near to the supermarket opposite the Blues Bar and is excellent for local fruit (fab peaches and strawberries and you can buy 5 litre bottled water for €1). The nearest beach is a 5 minute walk away complete with snack bar and restaurant which serves great local fish (sold by weight so make sure you state how much you want to spend - this applies to all fresh fish sold in the area). The beaches all have lifeguards (certainly in peak season) and they were very clean and well maintained. Eating out....a number of restaurants within walking distance - some more expensive than others. We would highly recommend Vila de Italia which is a 5 minute walk from the apartment. Excellent food, great with children and a high quality restaurant. Belmondo, another italian a bit more expensive but also worth a visit as is the Aquamar restaurant next to Lords Bar near the beach. If you fancy a nice stroll, Armacao de Pera is the nearest town and a 25 minute walk downhill. We would highly recommend the Santola Restaurant which overlooks the beach - excellent fish!
We would not hesitate to recommend this apartment to others. It really suited all our needs having 2 little boys but would also suit families with teenagers and older couples. The residents we met during our stay were friendly, helpful and a pleasure to talk to!
Thank you for a fantastic holiday!
Apartments are really great!Very spacious,comfortable and have everything what you'll need for rest.Margaret was very kind and helped us with all nessesery information about nearest beaches,restaurants,supermarkets and interesting places to visit.We highly reccomended apartments to everybody who wants to have good holidays in Algarve!
I would thoroughly recommend this apartment for either a family or 2 couples. It is a beautiful part of Portugal and the people are very hospitable and friendly. The location is very convenient for the local beaches and you could, if you wished, avoid hiring a car. There are supermarkets within walking distance and a variety of small restaurants in which to eat out in the evening. We did hire a car, however, and were able to explore the numerous beautiful coves in the area. The scenery is fantastic and we'd recommend car hire in order to experience as much of the area as possible. The local coves are simply breath-taking and there are enough to fill every day of your holiday. It is a quiet resort which suited us perfectly and if you are looking for lively nightlife then this is not the resort for you. Although we have 2 teenagers, this might not suit all families whose kids like to be entertained.
We were extremely well looked after by Margaret and nothing was too much trouble. The apartment itself was very spacious (important when you have 2 teenagers!) and beautifully decorated. There was so much attention to detail and yet it also felt like a home from home. It was immaculately clean and everything was of the highest quality, particularly the kitchen, bathroom and en-suite. Every need was catered for.
The views from the balcony were beautiful and as we were on the second floor felt very private. Our children used the pool daily (and nightly!) and they also made good use of the tennis courts. The pool was spotlessly clean and the grounds very well maintained. The staff work tirelessly. What would have made the holiday even better? Staying for an extra week and, on a more serious note, having a poolside bar/cafe. We would definitely recommend this property and we would certainly hire it again if we returned to the area.
We had a wonderful, relaxing holiday whilst staying in your apartment. Your apartment is really lovely and we felt very much at home there. You must have the best property for situation and view.
Our two teenage daughters enjoyed the pool area but most of all we loved relaxing at the beach - like yourselves we liked the beach to the right, through the tunnel, a lovely cove and not too busy.
We were very grateful for your restaurant suggestions and visited the majority of them, all of them we found very good. Eating out is a big part of our holidays and we know we wouldn't have found many of them without your advice.
We would certainly recommend your apartment to others.
Thank you again for your help and advice.
Our apartment enjoys a prime position in the centre of the Algarve coast just 400 metres from 2 pretty Blue Flag beaches of Nossa Senhora da Rocha & Covo Nuova which is reached through a tunnel in the cliffside. Within 4 mins there are extensive but easy cliff walks through beautiful countryside yet we are well served by local supermarket, beach bar & a dozen excellent restaurants within a 10 min stroll. A short drive will bring you to more beaches than you can visit in one holiday! The famous pottery town of Porches with a choice of traditional restaurants is just 3kms away, the bustling municipality of Lagoa is 7 kms and the Moorish town of Silves with its 12th century castle & cathedral is just 18 kms drive. Three luxury 5 star hotels are just a 10 min stroll. A 30% discount has been negotiated for our guests at the challenging Gramacho, Pinta & Silves Pestano golf courses which are a 10 minute drive away. 2 water parks are a short taxi drive as is the lively Carvoeiro.
Other Activities: Snorkelling
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£250|
Booking deposit of 20% is requested and full payment is due 6 weeks before arrival date.
A refundable security/breakages deposit of £200 will be required.