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

Bedrooms 7
Separate WCs1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


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
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Steve

Owners profile to follow.

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 Municipality of Silves

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • 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.


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Very private 7 Bedroom Villa With Two swimming Pools 2nd Pool With Waterfall
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews

Villa Camaleo

  • 5 of 5

We initially chose this property because of the amazing reviews and they were all spot on. The property is in a lovely condition and the outside is especially good. Which is important as most of the time is spent outside. Steve and Janie were terrific hosts. They responded to any questions immediately but did not impose at all. The taxi recommended was excellent and always reliable. We appreciated the twice weekly clean so were always comfortable. We would definitely recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, for me and Janie it is always great to here what you think of your holiday . Hope to see you again Steve & my beautiful wife Janie
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Beautiful Villa

  • 5 of 5

We attended the Villa for a 50th wedding Anniversary and the villa was totally suitable for our large family .

The Villa had everything we needed and was fabulous to entertain with many areas for every one to enjoy with the swimming pools entertaining all.

The owners could not be more helpful arranging recommendations for chefs although booked we used the chef recommended from them Reberto and partner The chef Affairs who supplied an excellent menu for the evening they came in catered and left with no hassle what so ever and left us celebrating with nothing to do apart from enjoying the evening and were reasonably priced (highly recommend )

Steve and his lovely wife (owners ) assisted in arranging a cake to be made locally which was excellent and offered to pick us up from supermarket on first day when we landed .

We would recommend a car if you have hot days like we did although only a 20 min walk into the town by beach however we used the recommended airport transfer company Prestige Cars who where excellent and we used them all week it was great as the family run company could not be more helpful and assist us with our every need HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM .

Fabulous time Thank you x

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very spacious gorgeous villa

  • 5 of 5

Perfect villa for family holiday, 13 people in total. Lots of space in the garden around the pool to relax. A warm welcome from Janie and Steve who were on hand to help out with anything we needed. They even organised a birthday cake for us! Excellent taxi service was also on hand at all times to take us into the town and to and from the airport. Bedrooms were lovely and immaculate with great space. Every single family member was delighted with this gem of a place.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Top of the morning to you, it sounds better as I write it. Thank you for your stay with us and your kind words, you have such a lovely family it was a pleasure having you. Hope to see you again Steve & my beautiful wife Janie
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Friends and family gathering in Potugal

  • 5 of 5

We have been to this villa frequently over the past few years and it gets better each time we stay, Steve & Janie could not be more helpful in advice on where to go what to do that's if you feel the need to leave the luxury, comfortable and peacfull surroundings of this fantastic villa. Fantastic for a holiday with either friends or families, couldn't fault it !!!!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your words, what a life if you can make people happy by giving them what they want. Steve & my beautiful wife Janie
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Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

The Villa was everything we wanted and more,Steve and Janie were wonderful with advice about restaurants,places to go and see, could not have asked for more.We all enjoyed the outside space and pool was lovely.Would recommend this villa to all and hopefully will go there again.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay with us, we love seeing our guests relaxed and enjoying the peace and quiet . Hope to see you again, Steve & Janie
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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: 27-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 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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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
102 Kilometres
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Armacao De Pera
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Horse riding, Bird watching, country walks, the owner has a fishing boat and he tells everybody about the big fish that got away, ha ha ho ho.


Armacao De Pera is 5 minutes by car or a country walk takes about 30 minutes, attractive palm tree lined the promenade overlooking the beach, good for swimming and water sports. Other local beaches near by Senhora De Rocha a small sandy beach between Porches and Armacao De Pera a good place for a boat trip with the local fisherman. Benagil is a nice small beach.

Praia Da Marinha lovely beach with impressive cliff top walks. All of these beaches are a short drive from the villa.


Faro is the nearest Airport 40mins drive, a Car is not essential, the taxi service is very good but if you like to venture out to places of interest it would be nice to hire a car.


The nearest town Armacao de Pera is 2kms from the villa which has a nice range of Restaurants, cafes and bars a great local market for all you fresh fruit/veg and a great fish market, also a choice of supermarkets, banks (ATM) and other places of interest. Taxi service and local bus service is available also the owner has a

transport for his guests

Further Details:

2 Traditional portuguese restaurants and bar are in 5 minutes walk from the villa. Other interest Aqua Land the water park is in walking distance. The Zoo Marine is a short 10 min drive, a chance to see and experience some of natures beautiful sea creatures, an entertaining and educational day for all. Algarve Shopping Centre 15mins.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Armação de Pêra, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
1 Jul 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
15 Jul 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
9 Sep 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 Apr 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Jun 2019 - 19 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
20 Jul 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
31 Aug 2019 - 29 Nov 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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