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Ideally Situated in Modern condominium with 2 Pools. 2 bedrooms. Sleeps 4/6



Updated: 15-Oct-2016
Apartment in Armacao de Pera, Central Algarve, Portugal - 5 Minutes leisurely stroll to Beach, Shops, Bars and Restaurants

The apartment is in a superb location in a peaceful position on the borders of the old town and the new and just a few minutes walk from the fabulous beach. Take a leisurely stroll past the numerous cafes and bistro's to our five mile long, golden sandy beach where you can enjoy lunch at one of the many beach front cafes or restaurants. There are several handy supermarkets too for those who prefer self catering. The apartment is spacious, comfortably furnished and air-conditioned. English freesat TV -not many programs currently available in Portugal but there's is a TV and DVD/VHS video player. There is a balcony leading off from the lounge to sit and enjoy that cool glass of wine at the end of a busy days sightseeing or to watch the more energetic folks swimming in the pool.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are Adrian and Carol. We have a teenage daughter, a daughter and a son in their 20's and 2 young grandsons.

We love Armacao de Pera as there is so much to do and see within easy travelling distance. Adrian and I love the peaceful area of our apartment but our daughters love the fact that they can find a lively bar within easy walking distance and we are happy that it is a safe area for them to be out and about in. The whole town is very family orientated and child friendly. Children are made just as welcome in the restaurants in the evenings as during the day. Our grandchildren love the new playground area by the beach that was created in 2010 when the whole seafront had a 10 million euro face lift and became a pedestrianised area. The apartment is a much loved second home from home.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"Wonderful apartment in a superb location." Jones family, Bridgend (July/Aug 09).

"The apartment had everything we needed with plenty of room for the 5 of us. the kids made good use of the pool and it was nice to be able to sit on the balcony and watch them. I'm sure we will be in touch again in the future to book another holiday at Alto dos Navegantes." White family, Merseyside (July/Aug 2010).
Apr 2009
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Delightful apartment.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to a super welcome from Teresa. Who showed us around the apartment and answered any questions we had. It was great to have milk and wine in the fridge after a late flight there. Thanks Carol!

The apartment was great, we are a family of 4 and it had everything you need to self cater. It was also lovely and clean and well maintained. It was great having air conditioning in the bedrooms and sitting room. We sat on the balcony enjoying watching everyone having fun in the very clean swimming pools.Or having a dip ourselves! The area is very safe for the children. We thought the appartment's location was ideal, in a quiet area with a short walk to the main promanade.

Armacao de pera is a lovely location, it is super for families and couples a like. The taxis were reasonable and the Tourist information centre staff were very helpful and told us about bus times and deals to any attractions.

We visited Albuferia (busy, lots of shops and bars) Senhora da Rocha (beautiful views and beaches) and Aqualand (a lovely family day out).

There are plenty of different types of restaurants and several reasonable supermarkets relatively close.

We had a lovely meal at the Clipper watching the sun set. There are two lovely cafes in close proximity to the apartment also. (Great english breakfast!)

Finally Carol (the owner) was lovely and answered any queries i had quickly. Thank you Carol,we'll be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The apartment was spotless and Teresa gave us a tour and let us know where everything could be found. Plenty of extra towels were available as were sheets. Great shower in the apartment water gushed out plenty of hot water. Although we did not use the pools (2) there were enough loungers available. The beach is only about 5 minutes walk from the apartment. We ate out most nights and found the Algar's food very good value and the waiter Lewish was great with my grandson Ethan. We also ate at Pippa and their roast leg of lamb was superb. The Italian restaurant was amazing and food portions wow!. I would certainly recommend this apartment as it had EVERYTHING you could possible need. On our last day Teresa baked a cake for us - it was delicious thank you again Teresa and thanks to Carol for living up to the description of her property. Nancy Emma Joan and Ethan - Glasgow

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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spacious and comfy.

  • 5 of 5

Great location a genuine 5 minutes walk from the beautiful beach and lovely promenade.

A great home from home experience with all you need for self catering, especially a washing machine! The only minor niggle was that there was no sun on the balcony, which overlooked the pool but this would be an advantage in the very hot summer months. Very clean and well furnished.

We were made very welcome on arrival by Teresa, who explained all about the apartment, and who brought cakes for us which were very welcome! She could also be contacted if we had any problems or questions. We did have a problem with the TV but it was efficiently dealt with. The provision of milk, water, and wine in the fridge was greatly appreciated also.

We had a lovely holiday and would highly recommend Carol and Adrian's apartment. We would have no hesitation in booking again if we visit this resort in the future. Many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 19, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely break here, the flat is very comfortable and spacious, well equipped and in excellent condition. Best of all it's only a 5 minute walk to the town and seafront.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
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From the Owner

We bought the apartment because we love the location. It is so central to everything. It is in a quiet spot but only a few minutes walk to all the shops, bars, restaurants and most importantly - the gorgeous beach. We just love our apartment and only wish we could spend a lot more time there. We like to stay in the cooler months as it can be very hot in the summer, particularly in July and August. June and September are our favourite months but even in December and January we have enjoyed temperatures of 22 to 25 degrees some days. Even when its a bit cooler and drizzly, its still a lot warmer than in the UK!

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Whether you are interested in history, wildlife, water parks, shopping, golf, sight seeing, horse riding, water sports, motor racing or just getting a sun tan -Armacao de Pera is the perfect location, ideally positioned in the centre of the spectacular Algarve. There is a new motor circuit nearby at Portimao with a variety of events for the motor and motorbike enthusiast and an international Go-Kart circuit too. If golf is your passion - you will be spoilt for choice with the numerous courses available within easy driving distance.


Armacao de Pera boasts one of the longest sandy beaches along the Algarve therefore, even at the height of the summer the beaches are never too crowded. At one end the fishermen still work from the beach and pull their boats out onto the sand at the end of the day. A boat trip to enjoy exploring the fascinating coastline caves along the Armacao de pera coast is not to be missed. A variety of water sports are available.


Faro airport is approximately 40 minutes drive away. A shuttle service is available and can be booked in advance on-line. A taxi is approx 100 euros return depending on the size taxi booked and we can supply details of a local company if required. Car hire can be from as little as 30 euros per day for a small car depending on the time of year.


Albufeira, the Zoo marine park, the Algarve shopping mall with its host of international shops, cinemas and bowling, Vilamoura marina and several large water parks are all within a short driving distance. There are also many lovely old towns and villages to visit. Just about all the major tourist attractions are within a 30 minutes drive of the apartment. The new motor racing circuit and international karting circuit near Portamao are approx 15/20 minutes drive.

Further Details:

There are several small supermarkets and banks within a few minutes walk from the apartment plus a medical centre and English speaking dentists. The old part of the town is a maze of cobbled streets with numerous little shops, bars and restaurants. There is a fruit and vegetable Market every Saturday. For those who like to keep in contact with home or office - there are several free wi-fi locations close to the apartment. The Algarve enjoys one of the longest holiday seasons for a European destination, promising sunny days from May through to October. The months of July and August remain peak season, when temperatures can soar into the 30Cs. But spring and autumn are the optimum time to visit – the crowds won't be so pressing and the temperature can still hit an agreeable 20C to 25C. This is a popular winter destination, too, for those who don't want to travel too far to get away from Britain's chill winds.


Rental rates

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Rate 4
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
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Rate 5
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
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1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
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Rate 1
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
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Rate 2
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
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Rate 3
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit would be required to confirm the booking and balance to be paid 8 weeks before holiday commences. Payments can be made by personal cheque, bank transfer or Paypal if you prefer to pay by credit card. A refundable deposit of £200 to cover our insurance excess would be requested prior to arrival. This can be paid by a cheque which would not be banked and your cheque would be returned to you within 7 days of you vacating the apartment without incident.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days can be flexible. On arrival guests will be able to access the apartment after 2pm and are requested to vacate the apartment by 10am when leaving to allow time for the apartment to be cleaned for the next guests.

Notes on prices:
Longer term out of season rates available upon request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

Personally, we like to hire a car so that we can visit some of the wonderful old villages as well as the water parks and local attractions but the great thing about our location is that it is not essential to have a car. Public transport is available and so much is within easy walking distance. Most of the attractions have a courtesy bus service too (but you usually need to book the day before). We have tried to make the apartment a comfortable second home rather than just a rental property and if there is anything our guests suggest, we try to act on it. Its the little things that make all the difference.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • town


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Large, light and airy, fully tiled bathroom with full size bath/shower over, WC, bidet and vanity unit.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a King size bed. Bedroom 2 has twin beds with pull out childs bed beneath which is Ideal if you have 3 children who want to sleep in one room together. Double sofa bed in living room. Travel cot available at no extra charge.


  • Golf ...


  • Notes on accommodation: The air-conditioning is reversible therefore heating available in the cooler months. Secure underground parking with lifts to all floors. Medical centre and English speaking dentists just a few minutes walk away. We would request that guests do not smoke in the apartment and no pets are permitted. Smoke and gas detector alarms are fitted in the apartment. Portuguese rental licence held. Outside: There are 2 outdoor pools in the development (one is a smaller one for the children) which are accessed by a locked gate. The apartment balcony overlooks the pools so that you can enjoy a nice relaxing glass of wine whilst watching the swimmers having fun if you don't fancy getting wet yourself! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and bathroom towels are included but beach towels are not provided. Linen and towels changed mid stay by arrangement. Other: Large airy entrance hallway with built in cupboards.

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