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Huge Apartment.Terrace & Balcony Overlooks Pools+Secure Private Gardens.WiFi &TV

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in Armacao de Pera, Central Algarve, Portugal - Quiet Location 5/6 Mins Walk From Beach, Old Town Centre, Cafes And Shops

This lovely very large (155 square metre) south facing apartment has 2 bedrooms, both with patio doors onto a balcony overlooking the swimming pool, small paddling pool, and secure gardens. The apartment's very spacious, airy, cool and comfortable when it's hot outside.

The lounge has a glass-topped 8 seat dining table, 2 sofas (1 sofa bed), chairs, TV/DVD including all UK terrestrial and non-premium Sky channels, fast 24 Mbps WiFi with unlimited free internet access, and an IPod dock. There are two patio doors onto the balcony, and a third onto a huge adjacent private covered terrace/outdoor room.

The terrace overlooking the pool and gardens has a glass top patio table with 6 chairs, 6 sun loungers, chairs and coffee table, ready for alfresco dining, BBQ.

Fully fitted kitchen, with gas cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, and full range of utensils and equipment.

There's a rooftop terrace with lovely sea views and a secure underground car park.

The town's bars, restaurants, shops and beach are 5-6 minutes walk. Nearest supermarket 400 yards.

More Details

Dave or Ali Simon
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French poorly
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017

About Dave or Ali Simon

We are a large, close family with 5 children 6 years apart. Each summer since we bought the apartment in 2006, we have all loved going to the Algarve and staying in the apartment. Now that the older kids have partners, they are more and more tending to go with them, but we still all go every year together. We hope that you will enjoy staying in our apartment as much as we do.

We are aware of various press reports of email scams affecting holidaymakers. Our home landline and home address are given elsewhere as well as David's mobile. Please don't hesitate to contact us to check we are genuine - proof of ownership will happily be provided and we will not in any way be offended.

Dave or Ali Simon purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Dave or Ali Simon chose Silves region

We visited the Algarve over 25 years ago and since then we have loved it and always dreamed of one day owning an apartment there. In 2006 that dream came true for us when we saw our apartment on the internet, immediately loved what we could see of it and its location, booked a flight to see it that weekend, and agreed to buy it there and then. The agent, an English ex-pat in Albufeira, probably never had an easier sale!

What makes this apartment unique

Many, possibly most, holiday apartments in the Algarve don't have wifi because of the high charges, so a big advantage of our apartment is that we have fast, unlimited wifi.

This in turn enables us to provide full UK terrestrial channels plus the non-premium Sky channels.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fab stay at the apartment, the owners were fantastic in providing information and answering all my questions. Even got a welcome text message on my arrival in Portugal and really felt that the owners genuinely cared that we had a great holiday. The welcome pack's very thoughtful and handy for delaying a shop for the basics. The apartment's very spacious and well laid out, furniture and décor in very good condition. The terrace is a fantastic place to dine and relax. Supermarket, pharmacy were a short walk as were local shops and restaurants. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, always felt very safe and hope to return. Nadine Mckenzie, Orpington. September 2014

Great (and like they said big) holiday apartment for our family, loved it for its location, very comfy, and lovely pool. Mark Brown Sandsfield Lane, Gainsborough. July 2014

Wonderful spacious apartment, great location, really home from home. Top of our list when next in Armacao. Mike Hannon, Solihull August 2013

The apartment was fantastic. Elegant, clean, spacious, well equipped. Not to forget the fantastic terrace. Sandra Broderick, Gothenburg July-August 2013. And again August 2014.

Lovely apartment with fantastic terrace for eating and relaxing. Owners were extremely helpful. Welcome pack was lovely so dont have to shop 1st day. Definitely recommended, definitely will return. Gill Hicks Harpenden Herts July 2012

A fantastic apartment made our holiday extra special. Amazing terrace. Emma Perkins Loughborough Sept 2010

Very impressed. Very high standard, very well located, brilliant terrace and pool. Quiet setting. Dr C Harvey, Cheadle Oct 2009

From the very first email we were treated like friends. Apartment beautiful, everything you promised -Karen/Barry Hamilton, Winnipeg Manitoba 4/08

Best apartment in the complex Steve Butt, York 8/07.
Aug 2006
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Armação de Pêra in Silves

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Luxury en suite fully-tiled bathroom to master bedroom with bath, shower, bidet, WC and marble top sink. Plus second fully-tiled bathroom with shower, WC and sink. 2 hairdryers available.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms plus bed settee in lounge) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, dressing room and en suite. Bedroom 2 with 2 x twin beds. Both have fitted wardrobes & patio doors to balcony overlooking pool. Also, cots, 2 queen-size inflatable spare beds, a single fold-out bed, and a sofabed (in lounge).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: As it's exceptionally large and airy, and with the living room having 3 patio doors, and both bedrooms and the kitchen each having 1 patio door, to the balcony or terrace (or both), the apartment is extremely cool and comfortable when it's hot outside during the day or in the evenings. Room fans available and central heating for winter months. CD player. TV. Fast WiFi internet access and iPod dock in lounge. The apartment's especially suitable for children and toddlers, having a small paddling pool in the quiet, safe, completely secure grounds of the complex (overlooked from the apartment), while being just a few minutes' walk away from one of the loveliest beaches on the Algarve. Cots/highchairs available on request. The sleeping accommodation is very flexible - in addition to the double and two twin beds, there is a choice of further bedding i.e. two extra double airbeds, a single fold-up bed, or the lounge's double sofa bed - just tell us your preferences. No smoking. Outside: Our apartment overlooks the completely secure, safe, quiet and peaceful lawned and landscaped gardens with fig, nut and other trees surrounding the lovely large, crystal-clear swimming pool and small toddlers's paddling pool for private use of residents of the complex. There is also a communal rooftop terrace with views over the town, the bay, the nearby nature reserve, and the beach which at its closest is about 500-600m away. Since 2011 condominium rules have been introduced for the benefit of all residents. These rules include some sensible restrictions on the use of barbeques, and a ban on taking furniture down to the gardens. These rules are strictly enforced and are for the comfort and benefit of all residents. More details are in our information sheet which we will send you if you are interested in renting the apartment. Utility Room: Washing machine and dishwasher in kitchen. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Clean linen, towels (sorry, not beach towels), final clean, welcome pack (tea, coffee, milk, bread, butter, jam, wine, beer, and pop for kids), and meet and greet included. Weekly clean and towel/linen change is available on request at cost. Other: Large private terrace from lounge and kitchen with dining table and chairs for 6, 6 sun loungers, seats, table. Separate balcony from both bedrooms and lounge. Highchairs/cots/fans free on request. 2 hairdryers. secure underground garage. Rooftop terrace.


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Wonderful apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time and the huge terrace overlooking the pool was fantastic. We couldn't have asked for anything more from a holiday rental. The owners (Dave and Ali) were most helpful throughout the booking and beyond. When we arrived at the apartment there was some lovely green wine and some food essentials at no extra cost. The apartment is close to amenities, with a very short stroll into Armacao de Pera. Would definitely stay there again and have recommended to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for this nice review of our apartment. I'm so glad you had a nice time and also that you liked the vinho verde local green wine which was included in the free welcome pack. Hopefully you'll be back at some time, and if you do, or if you recommend anyone who comes as a result, remember that we give you 10% off the advertised price or, in the case of a recommendation, we give you 10% of their rental fee. Thanks again, delighted that you and your family enjoyed it. Kindest regards David
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Excellent Apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We were met at the apartment by a lovely lady who showed us round. The apartment was very spacious clean well maintained and an ideal location for everything in the resort. The swimming pool and surrounding area were also pristine.

All the correspondence from the owner were both informative detailed and timely.

The welcome pack of wine, pop, milk, bread cheese butter and jam were most welcome and appreciated

we would definitely recommend this apartment and will return.

many thanks to the owners.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review A. So very glad you enjoyed our apartment and I will pass your thanks to our local property manager Frances Norton and her team. Thanks again and hope to see you again. Kindest regards Dave Simon
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Great holiday

  • 5 of 5

Have just retuned from Vila nova Armacao de Pera. we had a fantastic time apartment every thing we needed spacious,great large terrace area,ideal location for shops, beach, bars, restaurants of which there are pleanty.will definitely be retuning.thanks Dave and Ali for letting us stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Patrick, Thanks for taking the time to write your review and thank you for rating the apartment highly. Glad to hear you had a nice time at our apartment. As I say every time, it's very rewarding and very nice for us to hear our guests have had a great time. If you are thinking of returning again, or if you recommend us to anyone else, please contact me direct to get the returning guests' discounts of advertised prices, or the "thankyou" payments for referrals that we offer. And don't forget booking direct with us will be cheaper than via the website! Thanks again Dave Simon
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Huge, clean, ideally situated apartment.

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is exactly as per the owners description and previous reviews. Apartment is huge, clean and has everything you may need for your stay. Wifi and TV were great for the children when the sun was too hot. The apartment is 5 mins walk away from everything you may need - supermarket, restaurants, bars, beach and within easy travel to Aqualand and Zoomarine. We like enjoyed a couple of meals at Davi's and had a good Indian meal at Bollywood. Kids favourite and probably ours was to hang out late in the day at Pedro's which is situated on the beach right next to the Volleyball courts - kids with a Slush Puppy, Ice Cream and football/volleyball and wine and beers for us. Nice relaxed bar with good staff.

Owners a pleasure to deal with. Really have no hesitation recommending this apartment to anyone as we really enjoyed both it and Armacao location. Thanks

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jennifer for your kind review and rating, and for taking the time to post it. As I've said to previous guests who have posted reviews, it's always so nice to hear that they've had a fantastic holiday and would recommend the apartment to others.
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Excellent Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Really pleased with the apartment and facilities,Huge terrace which overlooks the pool and gardens,large lounge,well equipped kitchen containing everything you would have at home plus more,property well maintained and clean.The apartment is very secure and you are safe to leave all your belongings without any worry .We were met on arrival and shown around the lady explained how everything worked.Also provided a welcome pack.The property is really well situated close to all the amenities,supermarkets,shops,bus station,beach,restaurants.and bars. Dave and Ali also provided us with extensive detailed information before our holiday about the resort,which we found very useful.The food is excellent some of our favourites were Walters,A Grelha,Bollywood.,to name just a few.I would most definitely recommend this apartment to family and friends.And will definitely be going back again.A big thumbs up.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review Susan. We're so pleased you all had such a great time there, it's always very rewarding to hear that, and hopefully we'll see you again. Thanks again for staying at our apartment. All the best Dave and Ali
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What more could anyone want

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Vila Nova for just short of two weeks. Everything was exactly as you would want from the very beginning. Booking with Dave and Ali was easy, friendly and they answered our questions really quickly. The apartment is set just a short walk from the town, and the beach. Inside, it is very roomy, UK TV (if you want) great kitchen with everything you need including washing machine. It also has a fantastic terrace with sunbeds, chairs and a great view of the pool. Armacao itself is a really nice resort, so many brilliant restaurants we had great food every night. Location wise, Armacao is a few minutes drive from Albufeira to the east and Carvoiero to the west so centrally located on the Algarve.

Booking the Apartment was easy, on arrival there was someone from the local agents to meet us, who left full contact details if any assistance was needed during the stay. Who needs a package holiday when you can stay like this. Perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. As always, Ali and I are so pleased when our guests have had a nice time staying at our apartment. Dave Simon
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Since we have owned Vila Nova, we have had lots of returning guests, so we now have a loyalty program with discounts for returning guests which gives 10% - 15% discount off advertised prices, or in certain circumstances, within the same pricing period, where the price has increased, return at the same price previously paid.


Armacao is at the western end of one of the longest and most beautiful beaches on the Algarve, stretching over two miles. All usual beach facilities and activities are available, and the eastern end of the beach backs onto dunes and the Salgados Nature reserve with 4 sq.m. of lagoons, rich flora and waterfowl. From the apartment, the closest part of the beach and the Nature reserve is about 5-6 minutes' walk away, and the 'town' beach is about 10.


Faro airport's 30-40 mins away by car. A taxi costs approximately €40-50 (per size of taxi) each way from the airport. A car isn't necessary as all local facilities, shops etc are within easy walking distance and public transport is good to other resorts along the coast, but if you wish to explore the coast and the hilly rural hinterland, car hire is very cheap in Portugal, and we can recommend car hire or taxi companies that we have used.


The apartment is close to 2 large water parks including the Algarve's famous Aqualand, (the free Aqualand bus service runs from near the apartment). There are many other attractions close by including ZooMarina, and the Algarve Centre in Guia, with shops, cinemas (in English), bowling and restaurants, close to the village of Guia famed for its many Chicken Piri Piri restaurants. Albufeira's about 10kms away, Portimao 15kms, and Silves (with its Moorish castle) 20kms.

Further Details:

When you arrive, we'll provide a welcome pack which will include a bottle of wine, a few beers, some coffee, tea, and milk, bottled water, along with bread, butter, jam, and cheese. If you have kids there'll be some pop in the fridge too. Other basics, such as washing up liquid, will be provided. The apartment will have been cleaned and everything checked. Our local agent will meet you and show you around, give you the keys, and answer any questions.

We provide towels for use in the apartment, but please bring your own beach towels. Water, gas and electricity is fully included (October to March reasonable electricity usage included).

An up-to-date information booklet will be emailed to you upon receipt of your enquiry (and posted to you before you travel) with useful information and links relevant to your stay at Vila Nova.

If you wish to go ahead and book, our part-completed booking form will be emailed to you for completion and return, and on receipt of your deposit or payment, a copy will be signed and posted back to you by way of receipt.

There are several supermarkets within 5/10 minutes walk, as well as the town's many shops, banks/ATMs, and usual facilities. Also within a few minutes' walk are various nightclubs and many, many bars and restaurants in the town and beachfront, including Brazilian, Chinese, Indian, and Italian restaurants, as well as local fish restaurants for which Armacao is well known (caught locally and landed at Fisherman's Beach).

We have become aware of some email scams being reported where true owners' details are being hacked by fraudsters. Please don't hesitate to ask us for proof of ownership - we won't be offended. Although in our main contact details mobile numbers are given, my (David) office number is 0121 233 2971 (Glaisyers solicitors) and our home telephone is 0121 2473431 - please don't hesitate to call and we will reassure you of our bona fides if you have any doubts, and can send you various proofs of ownership.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Armação de Pêra, Algarve

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer 2017
4 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Early Autumn 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Late Autumn 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
December 2017
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
1 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Early Spring
1 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Mid Spring
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Late Spring
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
High Summer
1 Jul 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee £20 per person per night
Damage Deposit £100

Notes on prices:
Please note the OwnersDirect/HomeAway websites may automatically indicate a price that is higher than the correct price, and/or not apply relevant discounts such as the 2nd and subsequent week(s) discount which we offer to pass on savings - please check with us first.

Our prices are based on £/week from start date of each week for up to 4 persons. During winter months we also offer monthly rates for up to 4 persons. Additional persons are charged at £20 pppn for bookings for up to 20 days, thereafter no additional charge.
couples-only October-March deduct 10% (not Xmas/New Year);
2nd week deduct £90;
3rd+ week(s) deduct £120pw;
repeat bookings 10%-15%;
advance bookings over 6 months ahead 5%.

10% deposit; balance + refundable deposit 4 weeks before arrival.
Totally flexible for start/finish days. Short stays welcome, rates pro-rata (minimum £220 to cover fixed costs). Mid stay clean and/or laundry available at cost.

Please note that for legal purposes, the relevant date of the contract between us will be the date of payment of a 10% deposit, upon which the reservation will be secured (full terms and conditions will be supplied). The contractual law applicable is the law of England and Wales. The balance and fully refundable security/breakage deposit is payable no later than 4 weeks prior to arrival, save by agreement.
Our full contact details, address etc will be provided at time of booking.

Changeover Day:
We're totally flexible with changeover days and length of stay. Check the availability calendar - it's up to date. Unless otherwise agreed lets are from 4pm. on arrival until 10am. on departure, although we'll be as accommodating as we can if possible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.