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Lovely Ground Floor Apartment At 4 Star Rated Beach Front Resort

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Praia Senhora da Rocha, Porches Lagoa 8400-450 - Cliff Top Location With Panoramic Ocean Views, South Facing, Private Parking

Located in the hamlet of Alporchinos near Porches and Lagoa. About 40 minutes drive from Faro airport.The apartment is located within the grounds of the Pestana Viking Resort which has a 4 star rating by the department of Tourism. Walk to the supermarket and several very nice restaurants. To explore other beautiful places in the area a rental car is advised. The Algarve has much to offer as you will see when you visit the old town of Lagos with its narrow streets, the historic town of Silves with its medieval walled castle, and many other nearby sites.

The apartment is located on the ground floor of a two story building with a nice garden and patio area for outside dining. With two bedrooms (one with double bed and one with two twin beds), a lovely dining/lounge area the apartment is ideal for 4 people and spacious by European standards. There is a large swimming pool available exclusively for apartment guests.

Weekly maid service is provided for cleaning and bed linen change for those staying multiple weeks, extra cleaning can be arranged locally at your own cost.

A courtesy bus twice daily from the hotel will take you in to Armacao de Pera where there are many restaurants, a spectacular beach which at the far end is a fishing beach.

More Details

Julia Hays
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Julia Hays

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Why Julia Hays chose Alporchinhos

The apartment is in a mature location with landscaped gardens.

This area is fantastic if you are seeking a totally relaxing holiday to unwind and rejuvenate. Cliff top walks and breathtaking views.

It is also child friendly and the apartment is fully self contained.

Close to many amenities and should you wish to explore further a field car hire is available on site.

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment is situated on a cliff top above the ocean with ocean views from the garden. Lovely cliff top trails for miles of walking and enjoying the breathtaking ocean views. Five minute walk to stunning beach with natural caves. Watch the local fishermen bring in their daily catch and enjoy fresh fish cooked up at the seaside restaurant. Swim in the ocean-view pool exclusively for owners and guests. Conveniently located for exploring the beautiful Algarve region and taking in the historical sights. Many nearby locations offering beautiful Portuguese pottery.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The property was was well located for a small range of high quality restuarants and had an excellent range of facilities available thorough the hotel which we all made full use of. The property was immaculate with a good range of equipment to cater for all needs.

The beaches were beautifully clean and easily accessible with a buggy making it a great beach holiday with young children. We would thoroughly recommend this as a holiday destination for a relaxing and peaceful time."

Mr and Mrs Nions and family.
Feb 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Alporchinhos in Porches

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Bathroom with bath/shower over, wc and bidet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) plus possibly a baby in cot Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The resort has a 4 star rating by the department of Tourism based on its location and facilities, all of which are available for your use. This is an all year round resort, ideal for families with children and those looking for rest and relaxation in an idyllic location surrounded by beautiful gardens and offering private access to Senhora da Rocha beach. Golf can be also booked via the hotel reception on the championship Quinta de Gramacho and Vale da Pinta golf courses. The town and beaches of Armacao de Pera Is approximately 3.5km away so is within easy walking distance,and a courtesy bus runs twice daily from the hotel. In Armacao de Pera there are many restaurants, a spectacular beach which at the far end is a fishing beach. Outside: The apartment is located on the ground floor of a two story building with a sunny patio and garden area for outside dining with table and chairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linens are included and are changed weekly, beach and pool towels are obtained from the reception of the health spa when required.


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Lovely Ground Floor Apartment At 4 Star Rated Beach Front Resort
average rating of 4.75 based on 5 reviews

Great location with a beautiful beach!

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We had a wonderful time here! The location was great with the most beautiful beach a short walk away! The perfect place for exploring nearby Albufeira, Tavira, Faro and Silves but then coming home to a peaceful, relaxing place. The kids enjoyed the pool area and the Italian restaurant there was fabulous. Nearby Palmeiras restaurant/bar was also a big hit and a good place to go for drinks and snacks after a good day in the sun. The apartment was spacious and equipped with everything you would need for an amazing holiday! Would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you enjoyed your stay in my apartment in the beautiful Algarve. It is such a special place with exceptional beaches and the central location makes it so easy to explore all areas of the Algarve. Each time I go my explorations lead to new and exciting discoveries. I am so glad you share my love of the Algarve; it is my favorite place. Would love to have you return any time.
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Great family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time in Julia's apartment which was clean and had all we needed (including kids beach toys) for our 9 day stay. The location was great - a few minutes walk to two fantastic beaches and access to the communal pool for the apartments as well as the hotels outdoor and indoor pools. Would definitely recommend for a sunny family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Croxley Green

Great family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Great apartments, functional with modern fittings, very clean and access to the pestina hotels facilities (pools, towels, tennis court, spa etc). Also a few minutes walk to perfect beach and if you feel adventurous take one of the small fishing boats for a cave tour. All the locals are very friendly and the area is very quite but good restaurant and bar within a few minute walk. 15 minute drive to the aqua marina or other more livley towns just 20 minutes away..staff at the hotel couldn't do more to help you some of the friendliest I have met

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and that we could be a part of it. We must agree with the comments re the Portuguese people they are very friendly and helpful. We hope Portugal will be a destination for you and your family again.
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  • 4 of 5

Had an excellent family holiday. The apartment was large enough so we didn't get under one anothers feet and the funishings were comfortable and of good quality. I enjoy cooking and found the kitchen had every thing I needed. Access to the facilities at the Viking hotel was excellent and gave the children 15 and 11 a good choice of pools and sports. I especially like the choice of salt water or fresh water pools. Having three beaches in close proximity also left us spoilt for choice and the cliff top paths were quite breathtaking. In the local area we found a variety of good quality restuarants within easy walking distance, though people should be aware there are some steep hills to negotiate. In terms of nightlife the area is quiet which suited us although the hotel does put on entertainment each night and the nearby town looks to be much more geared for partying and is only a short taxi ride away. All in all we would all be more than happy to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your honest comments and we look forward to accommodating your holidays in the future. Susan
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Pool side in complex
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Pestana group courses (5)
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Belmondo Italian pool side
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Senhora da Rocha
Car: not necessary


Praia Senhora da Rocha beach is just a short 2 minute walk from the apartment and many other secluded and beautiful nearby beaches can be reached on foot or by car.


The nearest airport is Faro and is approx. 40 minutes drive to the resort. Car hire is not essential as all facilities including restaurants and supermarkets are nearby and can be reached on foot. Airport transfers can be arranged from Faro airport at a discounted rate via the resort hotel and car hire can also be arranged locally at the resort if required.


The nearest supermarket is 800 metres from the apartment and the town of Armacao de Pera is a distance of 3.5km away so is within easy walking distance or use the bus from the hotel reception.

Further Details:

The nearest supermarket is 800 metres from the apartment and the town of Armacao de Pera is a distance of 3.5km away so is within easy walking distance or use the bus from the hotel reception.

Zoomarine - an oceanographic theme park, including a dolphinarium.

Guia - you will find one of the most famous piri-piri restaurant in the Algarve.

Algarve Shopping - similar to the outlet villages in the UK. Albufeira - the centre for nightlife.

Vilamoura - a visit to the marina is a must and maybe a boat trip along the coast. The marina is surrounded by restaurants and shops and is an ideal spot for a coffee and watching the world go by.

Quarteira - the newly opened Aquashow boasting the largest aqua-coaster in Europe. Also at Quarteira, the weekly regional market held on Wednesdays is an experience not to be missed.

Aqualand - one of the Algarve's noted water parks with large water slides.

Slide and Splash - another of the Algarve's fabulous water parks.

Silves - the historic former capital of the Algarve with its castle and its Cork Museum.

Monchique/Caldas de Monchique - Monchique is the highest town in the Algarve and views from here and Foia are extensive. You can see right along the coastline from Portimao to Lagos and beyond.

Caldas de Monchique, which you pass through on the road from Silves to Monchique is an attractive spa resort whose thermal waters are said to be effective in the treatment of skin diseases.

Portimao - renowned for its quayside sardines, is also a major shopping area. There are boat trips from here up-river to Silves, which are both informative and relaxing.

Lagos - a beautiful town with its wide seafront promenade, the 'Golden Church', many restaurants and cafes and spectacular coastal rock formations.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Alporchinhos, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
24 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
1 Oct 2018 - 18 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
19 Dec 2018 - 9 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
30% deposit with booking and the balance due 8 weeks before departure. Payment in full is payable if the booking is made less than 8 weeks before departure. Payment to be made by UK bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
Can be arranged to suit your travel needs.
Access is given at 1600 hrs and clients should depart at 1000 hrs.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds with a minimum stay of 7 nights. Please contact us for long term lets where discounted rates are available. Changeover day can be flexible as per your arrangements.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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