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Belas Vistas 1 lovely apartment, great sea views, near stunning beaches

Bedrooms 1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in Areias de Porches, Alporchinhos, Nr Armacao de Pera, Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Resort, Great Central Location, 5 Minute Walk To 2 Beautiful Beaches, Everything You Need

Licence number 5803/AL

Our lovely 'one bedroom' apartment is very light and spacious, beautifully furnished, immaculately clean, having everything you could need to make your holiday comfortable, enjoyable and 'home from home'. Check out belasvistas.com. We provide all the essentials for your holiday, suitable for single travellers, couples or families of 3 or 4. We have 2 apartments on the same resort, ideal for holidays with family or friends and still having your own space. We personally manage the properties so the standards are exceptionally high. We will personally meet you at the apartment on your arrival to show you everything you'll need to kick start your holiday and answer all your questions about the apartment and facilities, the resort and local area, places to visit, good places to eat as well as great places to visit, good local wines and different local foods to try.

Both apartments are located on the first floor, tastefully furnished with solid wood furniture designed with local interior designer.

Belas Vistas 1 has south facing aspects on both sides with views to the ocean and open countryside. The front terrace offers views to the south with a great sea view with fantastic sunsets. The 2 balconies on the lounge and bedroom are east facing so a great sunny spot for breakfast in the morning.

Both apartments are ideal for short stays however, also great for longer stay holidays with everything you could possibly need, reduced prices offered for bookings over 30 days during between November and March.

Ideally situated very close to the beach of Praia de Senhora da Rocha, close to the Portuguese town of Armacao de Pera, central for many attractions, waterparks and many great beaches.

More Details
Registration Number : 5803/AL

Stella Cox
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
13 April, 2018

About Stella Cox

We had been coming to the Algarve for our holidays and fell in love with it and like many people we dreamed of owning a property here. We decided to see if we could make it happen and applied to the TV programme ‘A Place in the Sun’, before filming started we stumbled upon Areias de Porches and fell in love with the apartment and area instantly. Two years later we took another large step and moved to Portugal permanently. We now live only 10 minutes away and personally manage the apartment ensuring it’s spotlessly clean and maintained to the highest standard. The best part is welcoming guests and seeing your reaction when you arrive and then hearing how much you've enjoyed your holiday and enjoyed staying in our apartment.

Stella Cox purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Stella Cox chose Alporchinhos

We love the area because of its perfect location, being close to many beautiful beaches and also close to the countryside. It has a lovely relaxed, laid back feel about it, so is a fantastic place to 'get away from it all' but at the same time you have everything you would want close to hand. There are plenty of restaurants and bars within walking distance and the supermarket and shops are all within walking distance too, so it's close enough to everything you need. Being in central Algarve means it's a great place to be based for access to the rest of the Algarve including the waterparks, shopping centres, golf and much more. It's an ideal location for couples and families and anyone who wants a peaceful and relaxing holiday. The Portuguese town of Armacao de Pera is only a 5 minute drive away.

What makes this apartment unique

Our personal service ensures that the apartment is spotlessly clean and we will personally meet you at the apartment when you arrive ensuring that you have all the information you need to get your holiday off to a great start. We provide some extra little touches such as tea, coffee, sugar, milk, water and a bottle of wine for your arrival. Also those other necessities you need when you arrive such as washing up liquid, dishcloth, kitchen towel and toilet paper. We can also organise a food pack (for an additional €20) which includes cereal, bread, butter, jam, croissants and orange juice, especially useful if you arrive after the shops close. All linen and towels are provided and everything you need for the beach. We provide bathrobes for your use as well as some luxury bath products. We can organise cakes, flowers or champagne for all special occasions. There is a detailed information pack with all you need to know about the apartment and area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fabulous holiday, I cannot fault your holiday home or the way you run it. Everything ran smoothly from the internet booking query to my correspondence with you, payment, booking the extras, the refund of deposit. I can only thank you for such an efficient service. Your added personal touches made the holiday totally hassle free. The snowy white fluffy bath towels were fabulous as was the quality of the sheets & pillow cases, no horrible rough 'pilly' sheets. Having beach towels & bath robes was a huge bonus, the welcome pack & toiletries were a thoughtful personal touch. The apartment was beautiful, spacious, very clean, well equipped, in a great location. We’ve had a really lovely holiday. The apartment is beautifully done out made it feel home from home as you’ve equipped it with everything we could possibly need. I have filled in an 'excellent' rated trip advisor review & have already recommended you to friend who will be trying to book. Shiona
Mar 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Alporchinhos in Porches

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Wifi available (there is a weekly charge for this service). We have an official Portuguese Letting Licence. 5803/AL & 9474/AL The apartment has the advantage of air-conditioning units in the lounge/dining area, bedroom and bathroom which give hot as well as cold air. There are also fan heaters for the cooler months. There is a safe for your valuables. A good selection of DVD’s, books and games IPod/MP3 docking station This is a non smoking apartment, however ashtrays are provided for use outside the apartment. We are sorry but pets are not allowed. Areias de Porches is a fairly new exclusive resort. It is a 2 storey small development of individually owned 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. This superb apartment has generous living accommodation including balconies on the lounge & bedroom and terrace at the front with views of the sea and countryside. Outside: The lounge & bedroom balconies and the front terrace all have tables and chairs and cushions for extra comfort. We provide 4 cushioned poolside sunbeds for you to use by the pools. Also everything you will need for a day on the beach including beach towels, a cool box, plastic plates and glasses. There are tennis rackets and balls for using at the full size tennis court (free of charge). Security guards patrol the complex for your extra peace of mind. The resort has 3 exclusive communal pools, 2 adult and a children’s pool Landscaped lawns, shrubberies, native trees and palms surround the apartments. Benches are placed around the resort to enjoy the beautiful sea and countryside views. There are ample parking spaces within the resort and a secure underground parking space for the sole use of guests to our apartment (automatic key entry to underground garage). The resort is peaceful and safe for families, couples and golfers alike.


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Belas Vistas 1 lovely apartment, great sea views, near stunning beaches
average rating of 4.965517 based on 30 reviews

Perfect immaculate, has everything

  • 5 of 5

We intended to go out more, but it was that perfect we didn’t want to leave the complex. The pool being down a few steps meant we could easily nip and out when we liked, or sit on one of the balconies and enjoy the view. Having uk tv was a plus, really has been a home from home. Care and attention has been paid by the owners to ensure it is well equipped, stylish and immaculate. We hadn’t been to the Algarve for 12 years and this was a perfect base to revisit the area.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely feedback, we're so glad you liked the apartment and enjoyed the views from the balcony. We hope to welcome you back in the future.
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Beautiful apartment, great pools, great location

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely stay in the belas vistas apartment. Really lovely, spacious apartment with everything you could need, great pools that we couldn't keep our 6 year old daughter out of and a fab location close to some beautiful beaches, lovely restaurants and not too built-up.

Lovely relaxing feel to the place. Definitely hope to be back some time.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to meet you all and thank you so much for your lovely feedback, we hope to welcome you back to Belas Vistas in the future. Best wishes Stella & Jon
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Cornwall, England

Stunning apartment, fab location

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at Belas Vistas- Stella and Jon were on hand from the start to give tips on the area and were contactable the whole of our stay. The apartment was perfect- stylish, roomy, clean with everything you could need, including extras such as beach towels and cool box. We enjoyed many breakfasts/meals on both of the 2 terraces. The pool area is well maintained and has lovely views towards the sea.

The local beach Nossa Senora da Rocha is a 5 minute walk away and is beautiful, with a tunnel that leads to another beach. The walk along the cliff top is a must with breath taking views.

We enjoyed trips to Silves (castle and cobbled streets) and Ferragudo (picturesque fishing village and beach). The birdwatching is fantastic, none better than at the Ria Formosa nature reserve just outside Faro- stunning for flora and fauna.

W can't recommend Belas Vistas enough- we had the most relaxing stay with fab weather. We'll be back!!

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gourock, Scotland, UK.

Best Christmas for years!!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the apartment around 5pm on Christmas Eve and met Jon and Stella who introduced us to the apartment, First impressions - Wow! This ultra modern apartment really is top drawer. My wife and I travel extensively throughout the year, always staying in rental properties throughout Europe, and this Bellas Vistas apartment is up there with the best, if not THE best. The quality of finish in this delightful home from home really needs to be seen to be believed. Fantastically equipped kitchen with top of the range white goods complimented by an immaculately presented bathroom and beautiful large double bedroom. These guys should be Interior Designers for a living. Seriously. That's how good it is. Jon and Stella were first class also, taking the time and effort to show us round and explain all that was necessary for us to know for the duration of our stay. In addition they had a complimentary bottle of wine and a few groceries for us which was a nice wee touch indeed.The Wifi was good, and the UK channels on the TV were great also - including Sky Sports etc..

We hired a car which was great due visiting the lovely wee towns and villages nearby.

The complex and surrounding area within the conurbation, with lovely communal pool, is immaculate also. In summary, this was a great week spent here - albeit the week just flew in. We shall return in the Autumn. Thanks to Jon and Stella for providing such a quality environment.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Perfect guests, it was a pleasure to meet you both, thank you for booking Belas Vistas and we would love to welcome you back anytime! Gad you had a great time and enjoyed staying in Belas Vistas 2, we work very hard to try to ensure every guests' experience is th best possible, so it's always a pleasure to receive such lovely feedback. Thank you for taking the time to write and review, warm wishes. Stella & Jon
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Perfect, peaceful holiday

  • 5 of 5

We were completely wowed by the apartment (Belas Vistas 2). It is beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean and very spacious. The kitchen is very well equipped, not that I cooked! There are lovely views from the two balconies over countryside all the way down to the sea and absolutely stunning sunsets. Lovely to sit and watch with a nice glass of local wine. It also has the quietest air con we've ever had!

There lots of little touches that made the holiday special - fruit and wine/beer on arrival and we paid for the welcome pack which was well worth it as we arrived very late at night. We had enough for breakfast and to last a few days.

Dressing gowns are provided as well as a little bottle of shower gel, soap and body lotion. There is a cool box, beach mats and towels to take to the beach as well as loungers for poolside sunbathing complete with cushions. The pool is lovely, quite small but very clean and the grounds are very well kept.

The beaches are a short walk away - the first has the restaurant and snack bar and is a smallish beach. You go through a tunnel in the cliff to the second beach which is larger. While we were there it was relatively empty.

There are a couple of shops within a few minutes walk and a supermarket about 10 mins walk from the apartment.

Lots of lovely restaurants all within easy walking distance. The beach restaurant is great, lovely staff, great food and brilliant views. We tried several restaurants and didn't have a bad meal. Lord's Bar is great for cocktails and music.

Stella was very friendly and helpful when she popped over on our first day and was easy to deal with when booking.

I would recommend this apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing apartment and location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was beautiful, spacious and immaculate. The location was ideal, close to the beach, restaurants and supermarket.

There is nothing to fault at all and we would highly recommend both the apartment and location.

Thank you to Stella and Jon for making us feel welcome and being so helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
56 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Kilometres
Lords bar
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Praia da Senhora Da Rocha
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Day Spas available at 5* resorts closeby. Water sports such as snorkelling, scuba diving, jet skiing, canoeing, sailing, surfing, kyaking and deep sea fishing are available. Also cycling throughout the region is a wonderful relaxing way to see the Algarve – organised cycling trips are available. Walk along the breathtaking coastal paths with views over cliffs and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, with hidden creeks and spectacular cliff tops, peaceful countryside in the mountains still untouched by developers. Organised walks are available.

Bird watching - the Algarve is such a haven for birds and those who love to observe them. The region’s geography; wetlands, saltpans, marshes, and lakes both brackish and freshwater means it is a great spot for seeing many lovely species, such as White Stork, Bustard, Black-shouldered Kite, Hoopoe, Southern Grey Shrike, Lark and Cattle Egret. Autumn sees the migrations, with thousands of bird species making the journey from northern Europe to Africa.


A five minute stroll takes you to two of the most beautiful beaches in the Algarve. Praia Nossa Senhora da Rocha, with full amenities and can also be accessed by car and Praia Nova, a quiet peaceful beach which can be accessed through a tunnel in the rocks from Praia Nossa Senhora da Rocha or down a flight of stairs and is generally a quieter beach.

Both are overlooked by the historic Nossa Senhora da Rocha chapel perched on the cliff tops, where there are panoramic views along the coast.

The nearest town is Armacao de Pera which has a 7km stretch of beautiful beache.


The journey from Faro airport to the apartment is a very direct route via the A22 motorway, electronic toll charges apply & takes approximately 40 mins to drive or you can take the (N125), approx. 50 mins. There is a choice of car hire companies at the airport or you could have your own private transfer from the airport that provides great value and we can arrange this for you, a car isn't essential unless you want to explore more than the local area, local taxis are cheap & readily available.


Nearest Airport Faro 56km

Nearest Motorway A22 (Jc't 7) 6km away, Electronic Toll Road

Nearest Train Albufeira (Ferreiras) 15km, Tunes 18km

Nearest Beach -Two beaches 400m

Nearest Town - Armacao de Pera 2km

Nearest Villages - Alporchinhos centre 1/2km, Porches 3km

Nearest shop - 5mins walk

Theme parks - Aqualand approx 5mins, SlideNSplash & ZooMarine approx 15mins

Nearest Golf courses - Salgados, Faldo, O'Connor, approx 10mins

Nearest shopping centre - Algarve shopping approx 20mins

Further Details:

Areias de Porches is a small resort in the Village of Alporchinhos, a small beach resort, it's 5 minutes from Armacao de Pera a bigger beach resort and 5 minutes from Porches a small inland village. Alporchinhos has everything you need for your perfect holiday. There is one large supermarket and 2 local convenience stores within walking distance. There are also several shops, bars and restaurants all within walking distance too. A regular bus service runs east to Armacao de Pera through to Albufeira and west to Portimao and Lagos.

Porches is renowned for its pottery and ceramics. Many a day tripper heads here to the pottery factory to purchase delightful and distinctive blue, green and turquoise pottery.

The village of Porches, although small also has some history behind it. The parish church with its bell that rings twice on the hour and tolls every quarter thereafter, was built in 1886 on the ruins of its 16th century predecessor. Porches was granted a royal charter in 1286. It has a history that goes back 1000 years into Moorish and Roman rule. Princess Caroline of Monaco has amongst others been at mass in this church, while visiting the discreet resort of the nearby Vila Vita Hotel & Spa which offers five-star facilities available to non residents.

Algarve Shopping with its 22 restaurants, 130 shops including many designer shops, bowling alley and multi screen cinema is only a fifteen minute drive away and a new shopping centre in Portimao opened in April 2011.

Further afield there are many other places to visit such as Carvoiero, Vilamoura, Silves, Faro, and Portimao. A 20 minute drive eastwards takes you to the old fishing town of Albufeira (also now a centre for night life, the strip and old town areas). Further east (30 minutes from the apartment) is Vilamoura with its large marina which hosts some very glamorous vessels, it is a lively resort with numerous restaurants and bars and five golf courses.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Alporchinhos, Algarve

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Rate 13
30 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
Rate 14
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
Rate 15
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
Rate 16
1 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
Rate 17
21 Jul 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
Rate 18
27 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
Rate 19
3 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
Rate 20
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
Rate 4
1 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
Rate 12
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible. The usual arrival time at the apartment is 3pm and departure time 10am, however we will try to accommodate your arrival and departure times, depending on other guests staying in the apartment.

Notes on prices:
The prices quoted are for 2 guests and there is an additional £3 per night for each additional guest
Unlimited Wi-fi available at a small additional cost.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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