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



Updated: 27-Nov-2016
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
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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Speaks English, French poorly

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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10 Reviews

based on 10 holidaymaker reviews


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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Amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely relaxing week at the apartment with my girlfriend. We were met by the agent as we arrived and had a guided tour, we were both shocked at how big the place is, during the week we lost each other a couple of times! There's a huge terrace looking out over the pool and gardens which was lovely to relax on and have a few drinks. The swimming pool is fantastic and was great for cooling down!

Location wise the appartment is perfect with just a short walk to loads of bars and restaurants, plus the beach. It was our first trip to Armacao De Pera but it lived up to all expectations, it really is a relaxing place to stay and the locals are very friendly. We really couldn't have had a better place to stay. Thanks Dave and Ali.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. As always, we're very pleased to hear our guests have enjoyed staying at our apartment so much. Thanks again Dave and Ali Simon
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Excellent apartment and location location location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment and located a short walking distance from all amenities. We really enjoyed our holiday thanks. We will be back..

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to post this review John and we're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our apartment. Hope to see you again soon!
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Beautiful, home from home

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed in the lovely apartment 4 times and it never fails to impress. I went this time with my son and his family so there was plenty space for all 4 of us to chill out or be sociable. The apartment has everything you can possibly need and is perfectly located with a short walk to the beach, restaurants, bars and supermarket. No need for a car unless you're going further afield. We were met at the apartment with keys and information from Mrs Norton and even though we were early we could leave our cases and go exploring while the cleaner finished. As usual we gravitated to Pedro's beach bar, great place to spend a few hours, especially in the evening allowing our 4 year old to play on the beach at 10pm (cooler then in August). Also must mention Davi's restaurant and the Pizza place on the front, in both the food was good and they were excellent with the little one. We hope to return once again. Thank you Dave and Ali for a lovely holiday home from home and for keeping in touch while we travelled.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Marion and it was lovely to welcome you and your family back again to VilaNova. Ali and I were so pleased, especially when you told us how well your little grandson had come on with his swimming pool skills! Goodness me though is it really four times now! Thank you again for your visit and for taking the time to write your review. Kindest regards, Dave and Ali
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great break

  • 5 of 5

Prior to the trip there was great communication with the owners, which is always reassuring when using a property that is sourced independently.

On arrival we were greeted by a very helpful and professional agent who went through all the necessary housekeeping details and a comprehensive guide on how the TV/ internet etc.. worked !

The kids (12 and 9) quickly established that this was a great place to stay .. plenty of room, nicley decorated and overlooking a perfect pool, that always had room to swim. The welcome pack of milk, bread, beer etc.. was a really nice touch.

Although there is no air conditioning this didn't seem to be a problem as the rooms remained cool both in the day and night whilst temeratures were hitting 40C.

The location is good with all amenities within easy walking distance.

We have stayed in Armacao a number of times as the resort is really family friendly and still relatively cheap.

I am sure we will visit again and we will certainly be using David and Alis apartment when we do !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review, and for taking the time to do so. We really appreciate it. It's always very rewarding to Ali and me when we hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay at our apartment. Thanks again, Dave and Ali Simon
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Perfect stay in the Algarve!

  • 5 of 5

Myself and 4 other friends enjoyed a weeks stay at Villa Nova - we had the most fantastic week. Amacao is a beautiful place - you can really enjoy the portugese culture! The villa is beautiful inside and the balcony is definitely a highlight. We spent a lot of time on there! The pool is a great facility and very clean. The local beach bars and restaurants are fantastic - Jonnys on the sea front being our personal favourite. We had fantastic holiday at villa nova and we will definitely be returning!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review our apartment and Ali and I are delighted that you and your four friends enjoyed staying there and had a great time. Hope to see you and your friends again soon!. Thanks again Dave Simon
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From the Owner

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!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 30 Miles Nearest Barpub : at 0.1 Miles Nearest Golf : at 2 Miles Nearest Motorway : at 4 Miles Nearest Restaurant : at 0.1 Miles Nearest Beach : at 0.5 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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
1 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
Early Spring
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
Mid Spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Late Spring 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
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

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 £15 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.
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Updated: 27-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • 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


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 130 m²


  • 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
  • Bedroom 2
  • 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).


  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • 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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