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Pôr do Sol Apartment, Porches, Algarve - With Sea Views

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Pôr do Sol Apartment in Areias de Porches, Senhora da Rocha/Alporchinhos, Porches, Central Algarve - Enviable Corner Position In Quiet Location, A Short Stroll Away From 2 Beaches

Pôr do Sol apartment is a modern, well equipped apartment situated in an enviable corner position on the edge of the small development, with all day sunshine on the two south facing furnished balconies (one off the living room and one off the bedroom) which boast some of the best panoramic views from the development of both the sea and countryside. Situated in a quiet village location but 3 minutes drive or 20 minutes walk from Armacao de Pera and 15 minutes drive from the popular resorts of Albufeira, Portimao, Alvor and Carvoeiro. An excellent selection of restaurants, two supermarkets and local shops all within walking distance of Pôr do Sol apartment. Now with free unlimited WIFI. (Letting licence no 2511/AL). For more photos of the local area see our Facebook page, details in the facilities tab of this listing.

Registration Number : 2511/AL

Valerie Ross
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Valerie Ross

I work as a Legal PA and enjoy travelling, learning languages, eating out and walking.

Valerie Ross purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Valerie Ross chose Porches

We just fell immediately in love with the Algarve - the wonderful climate, the beauty of its cliffs, its beaches, its stunning sunsets, and the food, especially the fresh fish and salads, and the friendly and welcoming people.

Having viewed many other properties, we knew what we were looking for - somewhere quiet and relaxing but not remote, somewhere where we could walk to the restaurants and beach. We wanted a low building, not high rise, with a bit of character, and we didn't want a large development with too many apartments. A sea view was also on the wish list, but we weren't holding out too much hope that we would be able to achieve that. When we arrived at Areias de Porches and saw the brand new apartment that we were to name Por do Sol, we just knew immediately it was for us. It ticked all the boxes and more!

What makes this apartment unique

Por do Sol apartment being on the edge of the small development has some of the best panoramic views, with the sea to the front and the countryside to the side. Situated on the upper floor, there is more privacy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

*Flew back to UK yesterday, just wanted to say you have an amazing place and we had an awesome time. Saty, London.

*Many thanks for wonderful holiday we had at your apartment returned last night. Apartment was great, catering to every need - hope to visit again sometime in the future.' Linda, Hamilton.

*Apartment was absolutely beautiful and we had a ball and the local area, restaurants etc were first class. The fact you had everything we needed from toaster to pizza slice was excellent. Beaches were lovely and the kids loved the pools etc. We truly did have a great time. Mary, Ireland.

*Such a pleasure to be staying in your beautiful apartment. The standard is just like our home so we felt settled as soon as we arrived. Jill, Wales

*Apartment was absolutely perfect. Had a most wonderful holiday. Location was lovely. Everything there that we needed and balconies had all day sun. Have very fond memories and longing to go back. Would love to return next year. Heather, Reading.
Jan 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Porches in Municipality of Lagoa

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Newly refitted fully tiled bathroom, with very large walk in shower, vanity unit, mirror, WC, bidet, heater and extractor.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The bedroom has comfortable twin beds, bedside cabinet, large fitted wardrobes and patio doors leading onto a 2nd furnished balcony with stunning sea and countryside views. Air conditioning/heating. Hairdryer provided.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • caves
  • forests
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: There is hot/cold air conditioning, for which there is no additional charge. Children welcome. We regret we cannot accept pets. Smoking is not permitted inside the apartment. Flat screen 32 inch TV with satellite and internet channels, including all English channels and Sky sports and movie channels, plus many more! Free unlimited WIFI. Por do Sol Apartment has been granted a letting licence by Lagoa Council, as required by Portuguese law, and has licence no 2511/AL. Outside: The apartment benefits from two furnished balconies with sea and countryside views. The development has three swimming pools (one a childrens pool) and tennis courts, all exclusively for the use of guests. The apartments are set in spacious grounds. Bedding and towels including beach towels included. Linen is changed and the apartment cleaned on a weekly basis for stays of 12 or more nights. Mid stay clean/linen change on stays shorter than this arranged on request (additional charge).


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Pôr do Sol Apartment, Porches, Algarve - With Sea Views
average rating of 4.9 based on 11 reviews

Comfortable condo

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay very much. Ideally situated in the heart of the Algarve, we experienced the entire area.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Robert, for taking the time to leave a review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards Valerie
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Por do sol Apartment, Porches, Algarve

  • 5 of 5

Excellent position. Fantastic views. The apartment is home from home with everything that you need. clean with a luxury bathroom and air conditioning a must this time of year. Fully equipped kitchen, spacious and comfortable living/dining room. welcome drinks pack and good directions and access instructions. Plentiful and easy parking.The site is very safe and controlled by security. The owner Valerie replied within 10 minutes when we had problems with the TV. The shops, restaurants and beautiful beaches are within walking distance. We could not fault it and would definitely come back here and highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and loved the apartment and area. Kind regards, Valerie.
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Apartment with a Wow factor

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2wks in this beautiful apartment with all you could want.Fresh,clean and full of charm.2 balconies with all day sunshine,what a bonus,we would say this apartment had / has the best views in the complex. A lovely added touch, the welcome pack on arrival which we were very grateful of after our long journey south.Valerie and Sandy (owners ) provided much appreciated info on thing to do,see,restaurants,shops,including a well catalogued folder .on how all things work in the apartment (husband was very impressed ).This was a very relaxing location so easy to get around,supermarkets,restaurants all in walking distance. Customer service second to none, we would/ will definitely recommend this property and we will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: January 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. What a lovely review! It makes us really happy to hear how much guests appreciate and enjoy the apartment and area.
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Great Holiday !

  • 5 of 5

Booking the apartment was easy and Valerie was very helpful throughout - highly recommended.

The apartment was comfortable, clean, modern and exactly as detailed (sea views from balconies were perfect for enjoying a pre dinner G&T!), while the wider complex was also lovely and quiet. The beaches and supermarket are within easy walking distance, as is Armacao de Pera (5 or so Euros in a taxi). This means there are plenty of restaurants / bars etc (handy guest book contained details and recommendations), but the apartment itself is nice and quiet and so it’s the best of both worlds.

We look forward to returning in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful apartment, with fantastic sea views. Everything was clean and fresh when we arrived and had a welcome pack of water, wine, milk, tea and coffee. Lovely location with beaches - easy walking distance and pool outside your door. Plenty of places to eat within walking distance. Useful folder of information available in apartment and owners were very helpful during the booking process. Easy transfer from Faro. Very relaxing holiday. Would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review - it's good that you had a relaxing holiday.
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  • 5 of 5

The standard of the apartment was excellent. Within easy walking distance to beautiful beaches and several lovely restaurants and bars. Customer service could not have been better. Nothing was too much bother. Information provided regarding local town and amenities was extremely helpful and accurate. Will be going back and wouldn't hesitate to recommend the apartment to others.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely review - we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay
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Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Pôr do Sol apartment is centrally located in the Algarve - ideal for golfing, sightseeing, beaches and relaxation. It is perfectly situated for walkers - being a few minutes walk from stunning cliff top walks that stretch for mile after mile and offer views of the dramatic rock formations, caves and numerous secluded beaches. It is also situated a few hundred yards from the Algarve Coastal Cycle Route, which runs the full length of the Algarve coast from the Spanish Border to Cape St Vincent, the most south westerly point of Europe.


Arguably two of the Algarve's most beautiful beaches, Praia Nova and Praia Senhora da Rocha are situated a short stroll away from the apartment. The beaches are accessible one to the other via a tunnel under the rocks, on which stands the picturesque fisherman's Chapel Nossa Senhora da Rocha. A 25 minute walk from the apartment is the popular sandy beach at Armacao de Pera, which at 4km long is one of the longest stretches of beach in the Algarve.


Faro airport is a straight-forward 35 miles (40 minutes) drive from the airport along the A22 motorway.

Car hire is definitely not necessary - although we recommend hiring a car to take advantage of all the attractions of the Algarve.


Driving distances:

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.

Further Details:

Porches is located right in the centre of the Algarve coast. Situated in a quiet village location but less than 5 minutes drive or 25 minutes walk from Armacao de Pera and 15 minutes drive from the popular resorts of Albufeira, Portimao, Alvor and Carvoeiro. Porches is famous for its terracotta pottery and is a wonderful Portuguese village with arguably two of the best Blue Flag beaches on the Algarve, which are often frequented by the rich and famous. Close by is a fantastic luxury hotel, which offers five-star facilities including a spa and beauty treatments. There are a wide choice of restaurants and bars both at the beach and within the village. 15 minutes drive from Algarve Shopping, a large mall with stores, designer fashion boutiques, a hypermarket and food hall, multi-screen cinema, restaurants and bowling alley. An excellent selection of restaurants, two supermarkets and local shops are within walking distance of the apartment. Ideally situated for all the local attractions of the Algarve - its multitude of golf courses, water parks, zoos etc. Aqualand, Slide & Splash and Zoomarine are all within a 10 minute drive.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Porches, Algarve

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
June 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
July/August 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
October 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
November/December 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Year
23 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
25% deposit on booking - balance 6 weeks before arrival. £150 breakage deposit payable with final balance - returned in full providing no damage has occurred. Guests are welcome to arrive/depart at any time to suit their travel arrangements, UNLESS other guests arrive/depart the same day - when departure MAY be required by 10am and arrival after 4pm to enable the apartment to be cleaned and prepared for next guests.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible to enable guests to benefit from low cost mid week flights. Arrival/departure times flexible but may be restricted in busy periods. Please see notes in Booking Notes below.

Notes on prices:
Prices listed are based on 2 people - there is a charge for the 3rd and 4th person of £3 per night (£21 per week) each, towards additional laundry and utilities.

Minimum stay is usually 7 days, however shorter stays are available - please enquire. Longer lets are available especially in the autumn, winter and spring at special rates - please enquire.

Easter, Christmas and New Year rates are £330 per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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