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Algarve Apartment 4604/AL near Beach. Huge Terrace, roof Top Pool,.Free Wifi.



Updated: 12-Oct-2016
Apartment ( 4604/AL) Quinta Dos Arcos, Armacao de Pera Central Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Location Only 5 Minutes Walk To Lovely Beach And Promenade, Shops & Restaurants

Situated just 300 metres from Armacao de Pera's beautiful beaches & prominade. I fall in love with the beach and prominade every time I return. Armacao De Pera is famous for being one of the longest stretch of beach in Portugal and has a working fisherman's area which still feeds this vibrant towns restaurants with great fish dishes. Licensed by the the local council this apartment offers everything you will need for a holiday to remember. Ideal for a couple or small family, it has a huge terrace of 130 m2. Perfect for sunbathing or for children to play while the whole family enjoy the Algarve sun. Although classed as ground floor it is elevated from the street & enclosed by a wall high enough to protect the little ones. New for 2009 it is furnished to a high standard with top quality English Furniture and Portuguese décor. Fully air conditioned & Equipped with everything to make it a true "Home from Home" Free WIFI, Uk TV. Portuguese cable tv with Lots of English Language channels .Sunbathe on our huge balcony until 2-3pm or for all day sun or to cool down there is the shared rooftop swimming pool with wonderful views. All our guests & the children love this..

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Retired bookkeeper from Leeds in West Yorkshire.

Married with grandchildren.

I love bowls, holidays & The Algarve. Particularly Armacao de Pera. We enjoy sharing the experience ..

Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Spent 3 weeks in this fab apartment and can honestly say it is the best we have ever been to, everything you could ever want Kathy has provided, even cleaning and bed change once a week and Sonja met us for a meet and greet a total first for us when renting privately, so helpful when booking and our transfer was also arranged and everything went smoothly, loved armaco and everything about it, restaurants, beach, and live music on beach most nights.I have a 9 year old son and plenty for him to do also, we spent many hours at the roof top pool which most days we had to ourselves fab, we loved our holiday so much we have booked to return next year.we feel we have found our perfect place. Thanks for everything kathy we loved our summer holiday 2011.

This was my first trip to Portugal and I was over the moon with how lovely Armacao de Pera is, beautiful beaches, wonderful restaurants and our apartment was amazing. This is a true gem and will most definitely be returning. Thanks.
Dec 2011
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16 Reviews

based on 16 holidaymaker reviews


Excellent Holiday Apartment1

  • 5 of 5

The photos do not do the apartment justice. It's even more impressive in 'the flesh'!

Immaculately presented with everything you would wish for in a top notch holiday accommodation. The terrace is massive and the roof pool is an excellent alternative to the beach on those lazy days.

Additionally, the location is great for all of your needs and Armacao de Pera is a delightful resort full of lovely restaurants.

Lastly, but by no means least, Kathy is a pleasure to deal with.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for you wonderful review.Very much appreciated. WE would love you to return some time, I will always try to give a discount for our regulars. We try our best to make your holiday as enjoyable as we can.
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An amazing apartment situated in a beautiful area of Portugal

  • 5 of 5

Had 9 wonderful nights in this gorgeous apartment. Although we have visited Portugal every year for many years this was our first time in Armacao De Pera.

On arrival we were met by Anita who gave us the grand tour of the apartment and showed us how to work all the necessities ( TV, Internet, air conditioning, shutters etc) She also gave us lots of information on the whereabouts of nearest beach, supermarket, bars and restaurants. She was so informative we felt we knew our way about from day one. The nearest cafe bar is 2 mins away and the nearest beach and supermarket is 5 mins walk. There are also buses at the bottom of the street that take you to Albufeira or Faro in one direction and Praia da rocha and Lagos in the other direction, so apartment couldn't be more perfectly located.

The apartment has everything you would need and more for a wonderful holiday. It is absolutely immaculate and is beautifully decorated. We made good use of the immense balcony every day and used the barbecue which is very easy to set up and clean afterwards.

We had a slight problem with the Air Conditioning but contacted Sonja who assisted us immediately and had the problem sorted in no time at all. She went out of her way to help us and can't thank her enough. We also had a cleaning service halfway through holiday which was done to the highest standard.

Armacao De Pera is a beautiful unspoilt area of Portugal with the most gorgeous beach and seafront.

There are many lovely traditional Portuguese restaurants to eat in and are very reasonably priced. We had an amazing Octopus Cataplana at the beach restaurant called Olivalmar. They also sell fabulous Iced Coffees. It's at the bottom of the road and to the right situated on the beach.

There is also an extremely cheap little Portuguese cafe to the right called Snackbar CD that sells the biggest toasties you will have ever seen. It's frequented by the Portuguese holidaymakers so you can't get a better advert than that for good food.

All the locals are extremely polite and friendly and are always smiling.

After visiting Armacao De Pera we couldn't imagine ourselves going anywhere else in Portugal now as its so traditional and beautiful. We can't wait to return again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou so much for your great review & I am sure it will be very helpful in helping future guests. We would love you to return & will always try to give returning guests a discount.
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Perfect location, spotless clean and more than adequate

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a 7 night holiday at the apartment and found it very comfortable with all the amenities you could wish for. All within a short walk to the town and beach. The roof top pool was great to cool off and more often than not, had it to ourselves. The barbecue was fantastic as it was nice to sit out and relax on a few evenings.

Really loved the resort and surrounding beaches. Some lovely restaurants and shops but struggled to exchange money as nearest was in Albufeira.

Would definitely return in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou so much .we do Our best to help you have a good holiday we would love you to come again.
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Anniversay Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Arrived to a beautiful apartment in a lovely relaxing area. The people were really friendly and willing to help at any time. The scenery was absolutely amazing and the weather to die for. I would recommend for anyone to visit. I was such a relaxing holiday did not want to come home. The food was amazing also, the fish was unbelievable so fresh. Would think of going back again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your comments &booking our apartment.. We Love Armacao & that is why we bought our 2nd home here. We would love you to stay again.
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Great Apartment.

  • 5 of 5

I recently spent a lovely week at this Apartment. Kathy the owner is a lovely lady and very easy to deal with. She provides a great service, including organising transfers and a Welcome Pack.

The apartment is furnished to a high standard and all your needs are catered for, the only thing you need to bring are beach towels.

The real attraction to this Apartment is the terrace which is massive with plenty of sun Loungers and a Table and chairs.

Overall its exactly as described. I really enjoyed my week here and would hope to return, and would have no hesitation in recommending it as a great base to explore a lovely area of the Algarve

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you enjoyed your stay.we try to make every guest's holiday a memorable experience. Armacao is a lovely place and good accomodation is the icing on the cake.We would love you to stay with us again.
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home from home

  • 5 of 5

We would recommend this apartment,close to the beach,supermarkets,bars and restaurants.Spotlessy clean,we will return sometime in the future

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Raymond & Val. Love to have you return .
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From the Owner

We fell in love with the Algarve. And particularly Armacao de Pera. We had been holidaying there for about 6 years & decided to buy our home from home. We let it out for two reasons. We want people to enjoy their holidays as much as we enjoy ours and also it helps pay the bills.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 45 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Water dog at 300 Metres Nearest Golf : Amendoeira at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Several at 500 Metres Nearest Beach : Armacao de pera at 300 Metres Car: not necessary

It is only 5 mins walk (300 mtrs) to the beautiful sandy beaches. The main beach is huge. Miles of soft golden sands is certainly no exaggeration. Pick a main busy beach or a quite secluded cove. Access varies from track & steps to straight onto the beach. There is a beautiful new promenade with lots of lively cafes & shops.One of our favourites is Pedro's on Fishermans beach.There are lots of wonderful Restaurants with english & portuguese cuisine and of course freshly court fish & seafood.


Faro Airport is 45 km away & we can recommend on car hire or arrange transfers.

Buses available from Armacao to all over the Algarve & even to Lisbon.


The nearest large town is Albufeira, 12 km east about 15 minutes drive.

About 10 mins drive is Zoomarine where you can swim with dolphins, see shows & try the rides . Nearby are two water parks, 'The Big One' near Porches is about 10 mins drive and 'Slide and Splash' in Lagoa is just 15 mins away. The sand sculpture exhibition situated behind Pera is 10 mins away.

East: - Albufeira approx. 12km; Vilamoura approx. 30km, Faro approx. 45 km.

West: - Portimao approx. 17km; Lagos approx. 30 km.

Further Details:

Armacao has lots of restaurants, cafes and bars. 3 supermarkets, various banks & Atm's. We will send you a map with our favourites.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Rate 5
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £2 per night, per additional guest
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 1
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £2 per night, per additional guest
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Early Summer
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £2 per night, per additional guest
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £2 per night, per additional guest
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late autumn
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
N.B. We will only let to families or couples .By families we mean 2 adults + up to 2 children (not adult children) 25% of total rental cost required to secure. Balance payable 8 weeks before holiday.
Refundable £200 security deposit required with final balance payment or payable locally for a fee. Also £30 deposit for fob if you require underground parking.
We can accept payments by cheque or bank transfer in GBP or Euros. We also accept Paypal (fee for Paypal).Or pay via Owners direct if this makes you feel more secure,

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover day. Arrival should be after 14.00 & departure before 10.00 but all efforts are made to fit in with flights where possible.

Notes on prices:
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion. Discounts for longer periods can be negotiated.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 12-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

It is so near the wonderful beach. We fall in love with it again every time we visit. The town has loads of good cheap restaurants or you can dine in with lovely cheap wines.. The roof top pool & huge balcony are great & gives us a great sense of space. It is furnished with English Furniture & Portuguese décor. And we feel we have more than an apartment with our huge 130 sq mtr Balcony as we have so much outdoor space.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea


  • playground
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • 1 bathroom with bath/shower over, wc, bidet & vanity unit.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, Only beds for 2. It can be either Superking or 2 singles.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 (1 Bedroom). Sofa bed in Lounge. Notes on bedrooms: English Zip & link bed. Can be made up as 2 singles or 6 ft wide super king. 2 Bedside cabinets & dressing table with drawers. Built in wardrobes available in hallway.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Air-conditioned. Free Wifi. Children welcome, Sorry no pets. Smoking only on the balcony. Cots & high chairs available for hire from our agent. Wifi included in rental prices. Please note English Tv is via satelite & should we loose signal we can provide uk tv via internet. Subject to available providers speed. Outside: Huge 130sq.m balcony/terrace/patio. Barbecue and patio furniture. Unheated pool and sunbathing area on the rooftop. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: As we are licensed by the local authority we are obliged to clean the apartment & change linen after 7 days. On holidays over 1 wk & less than 2 this will be done mid stay. Other: AS most of your holiday will be spent outdoors the huge terrace is just wonderfull for the children or a sunworshippers paradise. Patio table & seating for 4 and 4 large sunbeds. It is accessible from the lounge or kitchen.

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