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

Bedrooms 1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

Muriel Walker
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Portuguese
Calendar last updated:
21 November, 2017

About Muriel Walker

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.

Muriel Walker purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Muriel Walker chose Alporchinhos

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

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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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Belmondo - on Resort
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Senhora da Rocha
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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Alporchinhos in Porches

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 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.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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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Algarve Luxury Apartment On 4 Star Beachfront Resort - Now With Wi-fi
average rating of 4.875 based on 17 reviews

Lovely resort, great apartment, great holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a week at Alporchinos and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The apartment is everything it says on the web site - clean, well equipped and great location. Muriel arranged the airport transfers for us and Ian was there to meet us at the apartment on arrival. He showed us around and proved to be a useful in-country contact - thanks Ian! The resort is beautiful with many quiet, clean beaches very close by. There is a range of cafes, restaurants within walking distance and we ate at a different venue each night. A stay at the apartment gives full access to the adjacent hotel with it's pools, leisure facilities, bar, restaurants and entertainment.

There are great cliff top walks nearby with about an hours stroll into the nearby town. There is a pretty good supermarket about a 10 minute walk away with a few smaller convenience shops a little closer.

Overall, we had a great stay and would recommend the apartment to anyone. The web page is very accurate so there is no need to detail all the features here.

Enjoy the apartment and enjoy Alporchinhos!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely review. Very much appreciated. Regards, Muriel
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Lovely furnished, well equipped appartment

  • 4 of 5

Appartment was well equipped and in close proximity to excellent pool and lovely beach

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

Great location exceeded our expectations. Ian our host was more than helpful even offered to pick us up from our other location and took us directly to the apartment. Ian was very enjoyable person to talk to while driving us to our destination . Could not say enough about Ian and Muriels place is beautiful we had a wonderful stay would recommend it to anyone

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very good accommodation and location well worth a visit not much shopping places to visit ,but local

  • 5 of 5

Excellent accommodation and location a bit more information about location and activities stored in orderly manner together with how some appliances worked would have been helpful

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

Reluctant to say how beautiful this place is so that it doesn't get booked up but we have just come back from the best 10 night stay we have ever had. This apartment is top notch and everything about it was perfect, the layout, the quality of the furnishings, the location in particular is beautiful but what impressed us the most was how clean and well kept this small complex is. The attention to detail and cleanliness of the small surroundings was everything we love about a place. We have literally just got home and are already looking to book again for next year. The owner of this property was so helpful throughout and Ian who met us at the apartment and met us when we got there showed us around and was on hand if we needed anything at all. We went to the waterpark slide and splash twice which we would also recommend (2nd day trip at only €10 per person and a bus picks you up from the pestana viking hotel next door) but I suggest booking online whilst there rather than through the hotel as worked out over €20 cheaper for family of 4. Also great supermarche 10 min walk away and a small selection of bars and restaurants. Next main town Armacao de pera very busy but definately worth an evening visit and walk along the front for shops and more restaurants, you can walk there and get a taxi back costing only just over €5. We also got a bus from literally outside the apartment into old town albufeira and got a later taxi back costing €25. Overall fantastic holiday, we are a family of 4 with 2 daughters aged 10 and 12 and they had the best holiday too and can't wait to return. Absolutely beautiful accommodation (faultless) and can't wait to return. X

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed and positive review. I know this will be helpful to other potential clients. Very much appreciated Suzann and look forward to having you as a guest in the future. Best wishes, Muriel
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  • 5 of 5

We have just arrived back from a wonderful stay at this apartment. Apartment very clean and comfortable. Nice space outside for our children and Muriel and Ian always available. We hope to return. Would rent a car next time to do more exploring. Thank you so much!!!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Daliah, I'm so glad you had a lovely holiday and enjoyed my apartment. Thank you for taking the time to write a review, I really appreciate it. Best wishes, Muriel
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Alporchinhos, Algarve

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early Spring
1 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late Spring
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early Summer
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
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 1600 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 Euros.
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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