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Algarve Luxury Apartment On 4 Star Beachfront Resort - Now With Wi-fi



Updated: 20-Nov-2016
Peaceful location yet only a minute to the beach! Apt 814 next to Pestana Viking Hotel, Senhora da Rocha, walking distance of amenities

Whether you are looking for a short summer holiday or a relaxing long winter break, the luxury Ocean Suite Apartments are an ideal choice. Located in the heart of the Algarve, the resort sits on a headland overlooking the crystal clear waters of the bay of Armacao de Pera and Senhora da Rocha. Set within sub-tropical grounds with swimming pool and bar area, this south facing, air-conditioned, 1 bedroom apartment, offers a large living/dining room with a comfortable sofa bed and direct access to its outdoor terrace and garden area. The modern kitchen is fully equipped and includes a dishwasher and washing machine. There is an attractive bedroom which has ample storage. There are 2 bathrooms, one has a bath (en suite) whereas the other has a shower cubicle. The apartment has the benefit of a secluded garden, with dining table for al fresco eating.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I have lived in the Algarve since 2000 and love every minute of being here. There is everything you could hope for to make life here as exciting or as relaxing as you'd wish.

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Speaks English, Portuguese

Guestbook comments from the owner

From: David Tilson To: Ernie Walker Hi Ernie, Just a quick email to say thanks. The apartment was fantastic and we both had a great time. We ate out each night and all meals were good. Went to Villa Italia, The Pipa and Porters (x2). The food at Porters was excellent and not expensive however I would recommend all 3. Once again thanks and hopefully we will come back next year to your lovely apartment Cheers David.

From: Carol Clapham To: Muriel Walker Sent: Hi Ernie, Just a short email to say thank you once again for the use of your apartment. We had a lovely holiday, the apartment was gorgeous - just what we were looking for and of course the weather was great. I will be recommending your apartment to my family and friends and hopefully will be booking it again soon for myself. Many thanks. Carol.

From Ian Knowle to Ernie Walker, Just a note to thank you for your welcome and for the use of your lovely apartment.

We thorougly enjoyed our break and were not keen to leave!

Feb 2007
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Lots of fun!

  • 4 of 5

It was a great location really close to the beach and hotel pools. Great restaurants in the area and the apartment itself was very spacious and nice!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent property within Pestana Viking resort

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay here. The house is very nicely furnished, clean, and relaxing. Wi-fi worked great and we liked having two bathrooms. Praia Senhora da Rocha, Praia Nova, and Cova Redonda beaches are all within walking distance. Also, restaurants and grocery store are close by. The Pestana Viking resort facilities are available to Homeaway guests. Muriel was always available to answer questions by text. We would definitely book this property again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay and relax.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the property and location and Muriel was most welcoming and helpful in a very unobtrusive manner. Really enjoyed our stay and the appartment is well fitted out for most needs.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely property ideal for all our needs

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time away, lovely apartment and Murial was a great host. Would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

The area in which I live is between the popular resorts of Armacao de Pera and Senhora da Rocha. I am blessed with easy access to numerous beaches, many are secluded coves and others are large expanses of golden sand. The area has an abundance of year round activity including golf courses, water parks, nature reserves and theme parks. I bought the apartment at the Porches Praia Resort as it was an investment property with an excellent rental potential. It is a beachfront location and has many highly recommended restaurants within easy walking distance. It is perfect for a relaxing holiday and because of this I am fortunate to have many repeat bookings.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Palmeiras at 100 Metres Nearest Restaurant : Belmondo - on Resort at 50 Metres Nearest Beach : Senhora da Rocha at 200 Metres Car: not necessary


The local beaches are within a short walk of the apartment, but if you explore by car, you are spoilt for choice. To the east there are miles of lovely sandy beaches whereas to the west the coastline is punctuated by picturesque coves.


The nearest airport is Faro and it is approx. 40 minute drive to the Resort. Once in the resort, a car is not required as all amenities are within walking distance.

There is also a bus service which runs regularly and can take you into the town of Armacao de Pera.


The historic town of Silves is approximately a 10 minute drive away and has a castle that dominates the town. The picturesque small town of Carvoeiro is only a 20 minute drive and is also worth a visit, its beach is small but ample and is fringed with seaside cafes and restaurants and still home to local fishermen whose boats complete the picture postcard scene. The western town of Lagos is approx a 40 minute drive and has a quaint old town and a modern Marina area.

Further Details:

The adjoining hotel is always at hand to help with excursions, and tourist information. There is a supermarket approx. 10 minute walk away and a smaller mini-market for basics a little closer. In addition to the bars and restaurants within the resort, there are a number of highly recommended restaurants within easy walking distance of the apartment offering both traditional Portuguese and international quisine. If you prefer typical British food, the Waterdog Pub in Armacao de Pera, offers an interesting selection.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early Spring
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late Spring
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early Summer
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is required within one week of a confirmed booking and the 75% balance is required no later than 30 days prior to the arrival date. In the case of a late booking then the full amount is payable on confirmation of the booking.
Payment can be made via this site

Changeover Day:
Changeover days can be flexible.
Access is given at 1400 hrs and clients should depart at 1000 hrs. However, where possible we are always happy to extend these times to fit in with clients flight times.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per week in Sterling. A euro rate can be supplied if preferred. Please just ask.
Discounts are available for long winter holidays, please contact us for details.

Owner'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.
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Updated: 20-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

The Algarve enjoys 300 sunny days a year and as the apartment is south facing, my guests can enjoy their breakfast and evening meal on the terrace and garden almost everyday of the year. Car hire is optional as you can walk to restaurants, cafes, and a large supermarket. There is parking at the apartment if required. There is also a bus service passing the resort.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village


  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 70 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, En suite bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • The attractive en-suite bathroom has polished stone surfaces with bath/shower, handbasin, wc and bidet. Separate shower room with WC and hand basin. A hair dryer is supplied. Bath robes are supplied for adults.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Spacious south facing, air-conditioned bedroom with large double bed, fitted wardrobes and large patio window opening out onto terrace and garden area.


  • Notes on accommodation: This resort caters for the very young as well as the young at heart as it has all year around occupancy and is very popular through the lovely winter months in the Algarve. The apartment is comfortable all year around with heating and air-conditioning provided. It is a child friendly resort, with their own pool and safe playing areas. Outside: The lawned area in front of the patio is a sun trap in the winter and gives a private feel to the terrace area, which is supplied with patio furniture including dining table and chairs, and 2 sun loungers. The bar area and swimming pools are only a few seconds walk away and provide splendid sea views. The nearest beach is Senhora da Rocha and is just a minutes walk from the apartment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linens are included and changed once a week. A pool/beach towel is also supplied for each client.

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