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Very private 7 Bedroom Villa With Two swimming Pools 2nd Pool With Waterfall

Bedrooms 7
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Porches, Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Country Location 3 Minutes Drive From The Beach

Villa Camaleao lovely private villa 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 2 pools set in its own walled grounds, landscaped gardens with views looking over the quiet countryside. secure parking,electric gates,cobbled drive lined with almond and pine trees. Lovely villa for relaxing and alfresco dining,garden cocktail bar,BBQ The villa is located near Porches, which is renowned for its Pottery/Local wine, and only 2km from the fishing village of Armacao de Pera with its lovely sandy beaches, a range of restaurant cafes bars, supermarket Golf and horse riding within easy reach.

Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 January, 2017

About Steve

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Where to begin with our praise of you and your lovely wife.

We have been visiting Villa Camaleao for 10 consecutive years and each time we have arrived something new and wonderful has been added to the facilities which were gorgeous to start with. The villa is spotless and very welcoming and comfortable and the garden is fabulous. It is spacious, giving 12 people plenty of room both indoors and out.

Nothing is ever too much trouble for Steve and Janie. They move beds and re-organise the furniture to suit our needs. Whether we need a taxi or a physiotherapist, they know where to find one. Their patience is endless! Their attention to detail is amazing, everything in the house and the garden is planned to make our stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

The villa is in a very convenient spot, just 5 minutes off the main N?? There is good shopping and the beach about 10 minutes away.

The most resounding recommendation I can give to this property is that we have been going th
Mar 2004
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Armação de Pêra in Algarve

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • 1 en-suite bathroom, 1 bathroom with bath/shower. 1 Bathroom with shower. 1 Bathroom with twin shower and twin sinks. 1 Bathroom with shower Poolside shower and toilet
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14/16 ( 7 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms 1 king suite 3 double 1 en-suite 3 twin bedrooms rooms. Ground Floor 1 double bedroom/en-suite 2 twin bath/shower 1st floor 1 suite king bed 2 double bedrooms 1 twin all rooms lead onto balconies or terrace complete with patio furniture.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Villa Camaleao is a comfortable family villa 7 bed rooms 5 bathrooms. Private and not over looked, suitable for all ages. 2 Pools one is heated with waterfall. All the bedrooms have remote control ceiling fans or air-con. Large dining area with BBQ, pool side pergola and cocktail bar. Out side shower/wc The villa has electric entry gates and security doors and private parking. located near to the local town of Armacao De Pera. Extra's available ie Z-Bed, cot/high chair. extra person, Z-beds available £100. cot/high chair £50. per week. Outside: Private gardens peaceful and relaxing private pool 8x8 metres,Second pool 70cm deep is heated with water fall also outdoor shower/wc. Complete with sun loungers and patio furniture. Barbecue, comfortable dining area. Pergola and cocktail bar Games full size pool table and table tennis. Utility Room: Washing machine, dishwasher. Iron/ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Maid service 2 times weekly, clean towels twice a week and clean linen once a week, this is included in the rental. included in the villa rental is use of towels at the poolside or beach . Other: Patio doors leading out onto walk around balconies overlooking the pool and gardens. Large dining area, relaxing pergola area and cocktail bar. Views overlooking the peaceful country side. Games Pool table and table tennis.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(32 traveller reviews)


wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful holiday we had here. There were 6 adults and 4 children and our oldest granddaughter had 2 rooms! Everything was first class with Steve and Janie giving a superb service. We arrived 1st to the villa and Steve booked us a restaurant in the town and got the taxi driver to take us into town and show us the way.Then when the other 2 parties arrived they followed Steve in his car and he showed them the restaurant , which was superb, too! And this on day one.The attention to detail was second to none and the midweek clean was unobtrusive and thorough. The villa is near to lots of beautiful beaches and in walking distance of a really good restaurant,too.The pictures on the website do not do justice to the villa, it is perfect with all the quality fittings etc that you would expect.Plenty of outdoor spaces in sun and shade with lots of comfy beds and seating.I could not think of an improvement , it was that good.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Anne for a wounderfull review and tell your Tom to keep celebrating his birthday as it started in February and could last until next year. Hope to see you all again Steve & Janie
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

For a stay in the Algarve Villa Camaleao is situated in a great position for visiting the excellent beaches and restaurants that the owners Steve and Janie can guide you to.

The villa is clean and well maintained with good facilities. Steve and Janie on hand to assist and help.

I very much recommend this villa and will be returning this year.

Steve is knowledgeable when it comes to the area's golf courses, will order you a reliable local taxi and generally ensure you have a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your time to write this review Steve and my beautiful wife Janie
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Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

Hosts Janie & Steve were most welcoming, very helpful and instantly made us feel relaxed and at ease. They have a great knowledge of the Algarve and are happy to recommend restaurants and places to visit, booking of taxis etc.

The villa was just perfect, clean, very well appointed and maintained, and exceeded our expectation.

Outside the private garden has two pools, and a varied range of seating and lounging areas. Although there are wonderful beaches close by, which should not be missed, it is hard to leave the villa as it is so comfortable, relaxing and individual.

The villa is set in a quiet, secure and secluded location yet is only a 5 minute drive, or inexpensive taxi ride, from the town with its wonderful beach and extensive supply of bars and restaurants that caters for all tastes.

I highly recommend the Algarve and Villa Camaleao and will most certainly be returning

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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a joy to behold everything we dreamed of

  • 5 of 5

The villa was a place of beauty and tranquillity.

Steve and Janie were perfect hosts. The outside areas of pools and BBQ were perfect and inside the villa was clean and well presented. All in all a place where all the troubles of the world disappear.

Thank you for a terrific time.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful relaxing and perfect

  • 5 of 5

On a arrival to the electric gates this villa oozes class. The drive meanders up to the building which sits proud overlooking a small valley. What a place in which to call home for the holiday. Our hosts Steve and Janie were always attentive but never crowding. They gave great advice of where to go and where to maybe avoid and never guided us poorly. The facilities are spacious and of fantastic quality. Truly loved our stay here and look forward to visiting again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for review Glad to hear you all enjoyed the villa and your holiday we will look forward to seeing you in the future. All the very best Steve & Janie
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Lovely, friendly welcome, luxury villa

  • 5 of 5

We had 14 people come over to stay here for a 40th birthday party, we had a great time made even better by the excellent hosts Steve and Janie. They looked after us with a warm welcome, good advice, regular visits to make sure we had what we needed and even organised a night out in a great restaurant for the whole party - nothing was too much trouble.

The villa is in a lovely quiet and secure location with super beaches just down the road (excellent swimming if you like a wild ocean). Supermarkets close by for stocking up and lots to do in the Algarve. But why go out when you've got such a nice pad to relax in and catch some rays?

The benchmark of a wonderful holiday is the mood upon departure, no one wanted to go home and holiday blues still palpable now - simple as that, a perfect holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Matt It is always great to see good friends like yours enjoying themselves and You relaxing on your birthday, All the best Steve & my beautiful wife Janie
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
2 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
25% Deposit on booking, the balance to be paid 8 weeks before arrival. A £500 breakage bond is required with the final payment. This will be returned within 48hrs of departure providing no damage has occurred.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover as we have found the flights cheaper for large groups. and more flights available. We are flexible for change over in April and September. No booking taking on all Male or all Female parties. smoking is not permitted inside the villa.

25% Deposit to secure booking the the balance to paid 8 weeks before arrival

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