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Ideal apartment for families. 2 brand new wetrooms added and free WiFi

Bedrooms 2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Spacious Ground Floor Apartment in Armacao de Pera - Short Walk To Fabulous Beaches

This beautiful apt is very spacious and ideal for families. It is in an excellent ground floor location with a large garden area to the rear, ideal for children to run around. It is situated to the rear of the complex, away from roads and swimming pools which makes it safer for anyone with young children. Shops, restaurants, bars and 2 beaches are all within a short stroll of this apt so there is no need for car hire. Transfers can be arranged on your behalf. The apt has a large living and dining area, with a brand new 1 sofa bed, dining table and 6 chairs, TV and DVD. There is a fully-fitted kitchen with all mod cons. There are patio doors leading from the living room to the veranda which has a table and 4 chairs. A large table with 6 chairs to the front of the apartment. There are also 4 sun loungers with mattresses for use either in the garden or pool. The decor of the apt is modern and includes all the facilities you would find at home. There is also air-con in place and free WiFi.

Check in at 18:00. Check out at 10:00.

Nearby golf courses are the Pestana courses of Pinta, Gramacho and Silves golf courses. The Oceanico courses Faldo and O'Connor are approximately 15 minutes drive and Salgados is also 15 minutes drive.

Things to do (a short trip away):

Zoomarine - Guia

Slide & Splash - Lagoa

FIESA-Sand Sculpture - Pera

Aqualand - Alcantarila

Horse Riding - Silves

Pottery - Porches

Boat trip to caves - Armaceo de Pera

Cliff Richard Vineyard - Guia

Beach pack included for guests to use (beach mat, umbrella, chairs, cooler box). Activity pack included for guests (tennis racquets, tennis balls and children's toys). Hairdryer, shopping trolley, buggy, potty and travel cot also included.

Welcome packs included for late arrivals.

Two brand new wetrooms installed.

More Details

About Us

Bernadine Grogan
Grey Gables Cottage, 1 Lucan Road Old
D20AC84 Palmerstown
VAT Reg No

Property Manager
Bernadine Grogan
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2018

About Bernadine Grogan

Live in Dublin with my husband, one of my children and our beagle.

Bernadine Grogan purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Bernadine Grogan chose Alporchinhos

We fell in love with our apartment when we went down to the beach bar and had a cold beer, fresh sardines and homemade bread. We looked out at the sea and thought "yes this is heaven"!

What makes this apartment unique

We have taken out the baths in both bathrooms and installed brand new wet-rooms.

Our apartment, to the rear has a long patch of grass for the kids to play on, while you sit on the veranda.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Pat & Julie - We went in March and although the weather wasn't great, we had a lovely time. The apartment is very spacious and has everything you need. We hired a car and got to see quite a few places and in the evenings enjoyed the food in the local restaurants of which there are plenty to choose from.

Jean & Mick (Wicklow, Ireland) - The apartment great for providing some privacy and welcome shade. Quiet and safe to give my little boy some freedon to play outside (2011).

Renae & Kristy (Australia) - Fabulous apartment in a great location. We really enjoyed some of the local restaurants and within walking distance too! Will definately be returning.

Derek & Fiona (Dublin) - Apartment was lovely in an ideal location, very family friendly yet quiet and relaing. The local restaurants offer great value for family eating and being able to cook for kids is always a bonus too. We walked everywhere or got a taxi.
Nov 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Alporchinhos in Porches

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Brand new walk-in wetroom
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Brand new walk-in wetroom
  • En-suite walk-in wetroom to master bedroom. Family bathroom off hallway. Both include shower, WC, sink with fitted cupboards.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The master bedroom has a high quality solid wood double bed. Solid wood bedroom furniture, air conditioning and safe deposit. The guest bedroom has twin beds. Both bedrooms have built in wardrobe, dressing table and bedside cabinets.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The apartment is air-conditioned. The resort benefits from exclusive on-site facilities comprising of three communal swimming pools (1 which is a children's pool) and a tennis court. The beach, local shops, bars and restaurants are all within a short walking distance. Cot available. Outside: There is more than enough private parking to the side and rear of the units. Utility Room: Iron and ironing board, brushes, dustpan, bucket & mop, hoover and clothes airer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels are provided. Beach towels are not provided. Linen change at additional cost. Other: Beach pack included for guests to use (beach mats, beach umbrella, beach chairs, cooler box). Activity pack included for guests to use (tennis racquets, tennis balls, boules and children's toys). Hairdryer and sun loungers also included.


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Ideal apartment for families. 2 brand new wetrooms added and free WiFi
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Gorgeous appartment

  • 5 of 5

we stayed in this lovely apartment in June firstly its spotless and has a fantastic wet room and separate bathroom, and has everything you need. The location is fantastic for the beach which is very close about 10 min walk there are 2 beaches near first beach on the left has all the sun loungers and activities and the second beach which you can go through a tunnel to get to is much quitter but larger.

If you didn't want to go down the pool is just around the corner and is very quiet as well. There are also sun loungers at the back of the patio which we used on the grass when we came back up from the beach as it gets sun from early morning till about 8 I think.

We did have an issue with the safe and the manager was around within half an hour of us asking questions and had it sorted pretty quickly. The walk down to the town is about 40 mins and about 20 to the local supermarket which has everything - but its a lovely walk in the evening and we got a taxi back for 5 euro. There are loads of restaurant's down there we tried a good few and had no complaints. Now if you wanted to stay local there is an English bar near but across the road from it are 2 lovely restaurants there ( also a small supermarket) which has everything and is good value ) - have the Cataplana its fab. I would def go back - also they arrange for a pick up and drop back to the airport which was great.

we really liked this place.


  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Apartamento fantástico

  • 5 of 5

O apartamento é fantástico, fica num local muito calmo e tranquilo e tem todas as comodidades necessárias para se passarem umas óptimas férias. Gostei muito e recomendo-o sem dúvida alguma. Agradeço também à D. Bernadine por ter sido bastante prestável.

Susana Coelho.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Susana. Delighted you enjoyed our apartment. Keep in touch. Bernadine.
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Blues Bar
Nearest Train
22 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Senhora da Rocha
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Besides all the local water sporting activities, such as snorkelling, sailing, surfing, deep sea fishing and others, Algarve's beaches are perfect for jogging or even for a calm and quiet walk. Cycling throughout the region is a wonderful relaxing way to see the Algarve. Fantastic castles and forts almost everywhere! Breathtaking cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with hidden creeks. Peaceful countryside in the mountains still untouched by developers.


An 8 minute stroll to 2 of the Algarve's most beautiful blue flag beaches. Praia Nossa Senhora da Rocha and Praia Nova. 10 minute car journey to local waterpark.


Areias de Porches Resort is located in the heart of the Algarve with good access to the A22 motorway and the national road network. Faro International Airport is only 40 minutes away. Car hire available. Airport transfers can be arranged with local company.


Faro Airport 40 minute drive. Armacao de Pera 5 minute drive, lively resort. Albufeira 15 minute drive, lively resort and old fishing town. Vilamoura 25 minute drive, large marina, lively resort, golf. 5 golf courses within a 15 minute drive. Waterpark 10 minute drive. Algarve Shopping with its 22 restaurants and a myriad of designer shops and multi screen cinema 15 minute drive.

Further Details:

Two supermarkets, shops, bars and restaurants all within walking distance. Amarcao de Pera and Albufeira both offer a wide selection of bars, restaurants, shops and entertainment. A welcome pack is included free of charge (enough to tide you over especially if you arrive late at night).


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £174.81

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 7 days of departure, provided no damage has occured.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
Various other discounts available:- 10% discount for repeat bookings. Advance bookings over 6 months ahead - 5% off.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.