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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 1 - 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
Registration Number : 256836221

Property Manager
Dave Simon
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French (very poorly)
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Dave 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 Simon purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Dave Simon chose Armação de Pêra

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 manager

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 Municipality of Silves

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Sorry no stags or hens, or same-sex groups of four or more.
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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average rating of 4.904762 based on 22 reviews

So much more than you could hope for"

  • 5 of 5

We are regulars in Armacao de Pera but this is the first time we stayed in Dave and Ali's place. We honestly couldn't have asked for more. The layout was perfect - lots of space and light to make it feel truly luxurious. The balcony overlooking the pool was perfect for a few quiet sundowners and the little oasis was a nice break from the busy beach. We couldn't fault the location - close enough to the beach and all the lovely restaurants. Also a short walk to the supermarket which means you don't need to worry about a car.

Dave, Ali and the team over at the managing agents were so helpful and they stopped at nothing to make us feel welcome. It was like home. Being on holiday with a 15 month old could've been stressful but thanks to these guys, it was great!

Thank you Dave and Ali - hope to see you next year again.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Robyn Thank you for your lovely review and we are so pleased to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your time at our apartment. A pleasure to have you stay. Thank you Dave Simon
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Great location in Armacao.

  • 4 of 5

Very spacious apartment which is well equipped. Ideal for a self catering joliday

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay in my apartment. I’m glad you enjoyed yourself and your time in Europe. Dave Simon
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Excellent size and location in a nice small town

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of four and the Villa Nova apartment was ideal. Great size with an amazing terrace overlooking the pool. In walking distance of the excellent beach, lots of restaurants and the supermarket and a great centre for exploring the rest of the Algarve.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Chris. Thank you so much for your lovely review. Always a pleasure to hear our guests have enjoyed themselves at our apartment. Hope to hear from you again in the future. Kindest regards Dave
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  • 5 of 5

Apartment had everything ypu need

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Apartment - Highly recommended !

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a wonderful stay at Villa Nova. Bright, clean and very spacious apartment that suited our needs perfectly, we spent most of our time on the fantastic balcony ! Easy access from the apartment to a wonderful, large swimming pool. The apartment complex was relaxed and peaceful, despite being high season. It was also a perfect base for touring the Southern coast. On lazy days, the beach, shops and numerous great restaurants and bars were only a stone's throw down the road - Highly recommended !

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Claire, and thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are so glad you enjoyed our apartment. Hope to see you again. Dave Simon
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Simply perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Third visit to Vila Nova, why do we keep going back? Because simply it's perfect! The Apartment is large, very large with all the comforts of home including UK TV and super fast WIFI.

The outside space of the Apartment is ideal, a nice long balcony to catch the sun and a huge terrace to escape to some welcome shade - perfect!.

Proximity to the beach and the fantastic bars and restaurants of Armacao makes for the perfect location.

Just a quick note about the owners and their agents, from the point of enquiring / booking you feel as if they are there for you at all times, it's a pleasure to deal with them - Thanks Ali and Dave!

Will we be making a 4th visit? You bet we will!!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi there, As always we love it when we have happy guests who have really enjoyed themselves at our apartment in Armacao. And thank you also for taking the time to write your very kind review. All the very best, and looking forward to welcoming you again!. Dave and Ali 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:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
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
late summer 2018
4 Sep 2018 - 2 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
early autumn 2018
3 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
late autumn 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 18 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
December 2018
19 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable 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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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