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Stunning Apartments with Spectacular Sea Views, Free Wi-Fi & Many Extras - Vista Bonita - Luxury One Bedroomed Apartment



Updated: 25-Oct-2016
Apartment in Areias de Porches, Alporchinhos, Porches/Armacao de Pera, Central Algarve, Portugal - 4 Minute walk to Beautiful Beaches and Ancient Chapel

Our vision is to create an environment that is calming, relaxing and stylish. Picture this, after a peaceful nights sleep, throw open the patio doors and step out onto the balcony; stretch, and take in that fresh sea air. Enjoy a lazy breakfast on one of the balconies, whilst feasting your eyes on that spectacular view. The only decision you need to make today, is whether you are going to have a day lazing by one of the 3 pools or beach. Maybe you fancy a more energetic day on one of the many championship golf courses or tennis court. Or explore the many attractions of the Algarve, Zoo Marine, one of the many water parks or how about a boat trip to the local grottos. As evening aproaches, chill on the balcony with a home cooked meal washed down with a bottle of local wine. Or maybe dine at one of the excellent local restaurants. For those who seek a more energetic evening, the lively resorts of Armacao de Pera and Albufeira are only a short taxi ride away.

Details for holiday apartment Vista Bonita - Luxury One Bedroomed Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

Vista Bonita is a luxury one bedroomed apartment with stunning sea views, furnished to a very high standard. A real 'home from home'. Many of our guests return year after year.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Vista Bonita is owned by Sandra & Cecil. We would like to think that we offer a real 'home from home' for all our guests. We are now in our 8th year of renting out our apartment and very happy that most of our previous guests come back year after year. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, and are constantly striving to ensure our guests feel the apartment is their own during their stay.

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You can find reviews on TripAdvisor using the link below:-


"This is our third visit to Vista Bonita and another fantastic holiday. The apartment is as usual in pristine condition and the little finishing touches make it a real home from home. The complex , gardens and pool area are well maintained. Porches is a pretty little village with some lovely beaches and restaurants. We finished our holiday with a great meal at Belmondos!" Tracey & Adrian, West Midlands, August 2014
Feb 2007
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9 Reviews

based on 9 holidaymaker reviews



  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous apartment, very well equipped and tastefully furnished, stunning views and only a short walk to beautiful beaches, very relaxing and peaceful area. Would book again and would love to recommend to friends but don't really wish to share this fantastic find.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at Vista Bonita. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review. Hoping we get to welcome you back sometime in the future! ☀️
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A Fantastic holiday home

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a fantastic stay in this beautiful apartment.

The area is superb - just a few minutes walk from beaches, cliffs, bars and restaurants yet quiet compared to the big centres.

The apartment is outstanding, very well equipped with loads of small extras that one might need and are often missing in holiday rentals. One can arrive, settle down and enjoy in no time at all - the welcome pack (ours included basics as well as beer and wine) allows you to put off shopping if not in the mood on arrival. We particularly liked being able to walk to excellent restaurants, supermarket, beach and also into the country at the end of the road on which the apartment block is located.

The property was as described and we were very impressed on arrival. We found the apartment, as well as the complex, clean and well maintained. The appliances, fittings and in particular the television and sound systems are of a high specification. The double bed is outstandingly comfortable. We would recommend the apartment and will almost certainly return.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Vista Bonita. Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Sandra & Cecil 😎
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Just perfect

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful 10 day stay in this fabulous apartment. It's clean, modern and has everything you need and more! Location is perfect for a quiet and relaxing holiday. Only 5 minutes walk to the beach and within easy reach of a handful of good restaurants. We have two young children and this is our first holiday where we were not ready to come home!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

If you want a relaxing, chill out holiday, then Vista Bonita is the place to go. Fantastic apartment, beautiful beaches, great restaurants.

From start to finish we had a fantastic holiday. The apartment has everything you could possibly need to enjoy your holiday. It is decorated to a high standard and spotlessly clean, the bathrobes are a nice touch too. No need to pack beach towels, hair dryers and all the usual stuff! Everything is there for you, from beach umbrella, seats for the beach, cool bags, everything. The view from the balcony is amazing, just as the picture, if not better. The beach is only a short walk, about 4 minutes and is absolutely stunning! The supermarket is about a 10-15 minute walk and is well stocked. The local restaurants are great. We ate out a lot and never had any complaints, very reasonable prices. Belmondo is lovely. The food was fantastic. Try it on a Thursday night, they have a singer and if you like old crooners it will make your experience even better. We also had a brilliant meal at Arisol, next door to the pottery shop, across the road from the supermarket. Don't be put off by the decor , the food was great, as was the service, try the steak!. Couldn't fault anything and would definitely recommend to friends and family. Our only complaint was that we had to come home!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at Vista Bonita and would like to thank you for your wonderful review. Would love to welcome you back sometime in the future!
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One to remember and return to.

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is furnished to a high standard and has all amenities at hand, a home from home in the sun. A welcome pack, dressing gowns and slippers are a nice touch. The complex and pools are well maintained. The beaches and scenery are natural and unspoilt with plenty of walks. There are lovely restaurants close by with great food and drinks at reasonable prices. It is only a pleasant 25 minute walk to Armacao de Pera which has many restaurants and shops, and miles of beautiful beach. We had a wonderful and relaxing holiday and definitely will be returning. Many thanks to the owners Sandra and Cecil, who have thought of everything to make our stay comfortable, and easy to deal with. Thanks again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you so much for your kind words. We would love to welcome you both back! Sandra & Cecil 😎
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Fantastic Holiday at Vista Bonita

  • 5 of 5

My husband, son (9) and I had a fantastic holiday at Vista Bonita. Fanstastic weather and no rain! The accomodation is first class, a real home from home and is spotlessly clean. Sandra and Cecil's attention to detail is great, from the fitted kitchen, to a gorgeous sitting/dining room, to a luxurious bathroom and bedroom. Everything you need is provided, the furnishings are of the highest quality and the needs of guests well thought out. We arrived quite late and Sandra had thoughtfully provided a welcome pack of food/drink which was much appreciated. The complex is lovely and only a few minutes walk from the beach , a good supermarket and some great local restaurants..Belmondo was our favourite. Within the complex there is a swimming pool( the apartment overlooks the pool) and tennis courts. The local beaches are very picturesque and there are some very good local walks. The apartment is ideally situated for visiting other villages and local attractions.We hired a car but other residents told us there is also a vey good bus service and local taxis are reasonably priced. We are looking forward to returning to Vista Bonita.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great holiday! Thank you so much for the lovely words!
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From the Owner

We fell in love with the area the minute we set eyes on it. From the beautiful little chapel that sits proudly on the rocks, above the 2 stunning blue flag beaches below. We love the fact that there is a good selection of bars and restaurants all within walking distance, so there's no need to drive after a good night out. The area is very quiet and relaxing but it's great to know that the larger resort of Armacao de pera, is a 5 minute drive away, should we want a livelier day or night. There are some amazing cliff walks just down the road from the apartment with stunning scenery.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 34 Miles Nearest Barpub : Lords Bar at 300 Metres Nearest Restaurant : Vila Italia at 400 Metres Nearest Beach : Praia Senhora da Rocha & Praia Nova at 300 Metres Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Walking, cycling, bird watching, water sports, spa breaks and much more.


4 minute stroll to 2 of the Algarve's most beautiful blue flag beaches. Praia Nossa Senhora da Rocha and Praia Nova. These 2 beaches are connected by a tunnel. Here you can enjoy a relaxing meal of fresh fish, pasta, pizza, salads. Local fishermen are seen on the beach selling their catch for you to take back and enjoy alfresco. Or maybe you fancy a trip in their boat to one of the local grottos. There are spectacular cliff walks with breathtaking views.


Faro airport is a 40 minute drive to the apartments. Car hire available from the airport. There are many transfer companies which operate from the airport to the resort. There is an additional charge for this service, which can be booked direct with the transfer company. All the information you need for your holiday will be emailed to you at the time of booking.


Faro airport 35 miles (40 mins drive), Albufeira 11 miles, Portimao 12 miles, Alvor 15 miles, Carvoeiro 7 miles. Silves 10 miles. Monchique 24 miles. Villamoura 23 miles. Lagos 23 miles, Ferragudo 15 miles.

Further Details:

Bars & Restaurants

There is a good selection of bars and restaurants within walking distance of the apartments, catering for all tastes and budgets.

Shops & Supermarkets

The large supermarket up the road has absolutely everything you could possibly need during your stay, from fresh fish & meats to inflatables for the beach. There is also a small cafe, fresh bakery and a cash machine. There are also a number of small shops dotted around the resort.

There is a wonderful 5* hotel within walking distance, where a spa half day can be booked by non-residents, they also have a Michelin star restaurant, and great terrace bar.

There are a number of water parks a short drive away, alternatively excursions to these can be booked at a nearby hotel.

During summer months water sports can be booked at the local beach, also trips to the local grottos by boat.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
January - March
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
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1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July - August
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nov - Jan
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
25% deposit on booking balance to be paid 8 weeks before arrival. Provisional bookings will be held for 7 days awaiting written confirmation and deposit. A £200 breakage bond is required with final payment, this will be returned within 48 hours of departure, provided no damage has occured.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible.

Notes on prices:
Vista Bonita : 2 guests for 1 weeks stay
Casa Pendana: 4 guests for 1 weeks stay

For an additional extra guest there will be an additional cost to cover laundry

25% deposit required on booking. Balance together with refundable breakage bond payable 8 weeks before start of the holiday. Breakage bond returned within 48 hours of leaving the apartment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 25-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

All our guests receive complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi (Vista Bonita Only), bathrobes, slippers & toiletries (both apartments). Everything you could possibly need for the beach is provided including beach towels. A welcome pack will be waiting for you, so there's no need to worry about the shops being closed should you arrive late in the evening. Both apartments have prime positions on this small exclusive complex, with beautiful sea views.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Holiday Complex


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


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

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool


  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, Bathrobes, Slippers, Towels & Toiletries


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Double pocket sprung mattress Air-conditioning Double fitted wardrobes Chest of drawers Patio doors leading to balcony with 2 chairs Hairdryer etc


  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Portuguese Letting License No. 45/2012/1951 Free Wi-fi Air-Conditioning in Lounge/Diner and Bedroom(s) Docking Stations Bathrobes, slippers & toiletries Books, CD's, DVD's and board games, tennis rackets & balls All linen including beach towels Safe This is our eighth season for Vista Bonita and we are thrilled that we have had 100% positive feedback from our guests, which has resulted in many repeat bookings. This year we introduce Casa Pendana. We believe in going that extra mile to ensure your stay is a memorable one, after all your satisfaction is our success! We have recently returned to Owners Direct, all our previous reviews are on Trip Advisor, please use the link below to view:- http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/VacationRentalReview-g652080-d7382458-Vista_Bonita_Algarve-Porches_Faro_District_Algarve.html Outside: There are 2 adult pools and 1 children's pool and a tennis court, for exclusive use of the guests of this small complex. There is outdoor furniture on the balconies and also a table & chairs near the front door, so you can enjoy the sunshine at all times of the day. There are ample car parking spaces outside the apartments. Beautiful landscaped gardens. Please visit our own website www.sunshineretreats.co.uk for more information and photographs.

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