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Villa, Large Private Pool. Close to Amenities, Beach, Golf, Waterparks, + More

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

2 Bed Villa, Close to all Amenities, Beach, Water Parks, Golf, Zoormarine. Great holiday location for couples or families. 7 mins drive to beach. Close to Algarve Shopping too

Tourism License No' AL12731. The property has a large private L shaped pool to two sides of the property. Its located in the charming Portuguese village of Porches. Lots of secure outside space. Garden to front and Sun Terraces to two sides. There is a large Sun Terrace leading off master bedroom. Great central Algarve Location. Home from Home feeling. Full SKY TV Channels + WIFI. Close to many great Golf courses. Ideal Couples or Family vacation place.

Carmen smith
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Carmen smith

Having spent 10 years holidaying in this lovely area, in the same street and neighbourhood, we were fortunate to come across this traditional Portuguese house for sale in 2013.

Renovations have been made and a pool installed in Oct 2014.

We love the "home from home" type holiday this property and location gives you, so we grabbed the chance to invest in this fabulous location for ourselves and our family.

We are a middle aged professional couple who live and work in the UK. We stay in Porches whenever we can. This property is our Home, and we hope you enjoy and appreciate it as much as we do.

Carmen smith purchased this villa in 2013

Why Carmen smith chose Porches

We had holidayed in a Villa in the same street for the past 10 years. We always kept coming back. The sun was always shining, and the villa is situated centrally to get around. Our villa is located in the lovely Portuguese village of Porches, where everyone is always so very friendly. There is always lots to do, so suitable for families or couples. You can stay by the pool, there's satellite TV with a full SKY package, a great BBQ area plus lots of sun terraces. The beach is just a 5 minute drive away. With just a short stroll you can also be at several restaurants and local bars. Or a short drive, you can be in the next larger town with more cars, restaurants, hotels and beaches. With lots of great family leisure activity places near by, its just a great location. We like golf and its very central to many great courses, the Pestana Golf Group, Salgados, Silves, Gramacho, + more. The area isn't commercialised, but its local to many great bars, restaurants, supermarkets too. Its just a great place to be and a fabulous holiday location.

What makes this villa unique

Both the A22 and the old road, the N125 isn't far away, and these roads can take you right to Portimao, Lagos, Albufeira, Vilamoura and other great places.

Centrally situated to lots of activity places for both Adult and Children. It makes a superb base for any holiday.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Smith Family - October 2014

"Immaculately clean and well presented. Pool amazing. Love Sky Sports channels. Great for kids, really enjoyed our time there"
Nov 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Porches in Municipality of Lagoa

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet , Vanity Area with Wash Basin and Storage Cabinet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Shower with Power Shower and Rain Drench heads
  • Ground floor: Toilet, Wash Basin with vanity cabinet & large mirror extra lighting. 1st Floor (Master bathroom): Shower with Power Shower Head on extension cable, and fitted Rain Drench shower head. Toilet, bidet, vanity cabinet with large mirror. Outside: Outside shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Travel Cot can be made available. Visitor bed available too
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 4 + cot, (2 Bedrooms) Master Bedroom has Air con. King-size bed, flat screen TV, Xbox, games, film DVD's. Large wardrobe, dressing / vanity area for ladies + hairdryer. Extra pillows. Patio door leading to balcony sun terrace. Room for cot, also there's a fold up single bed if needed. 2nd bedroom (ground floor) Twin beds, large dressing table, drawers, large wardrobe.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: **The main 1st floor bedroom has a king size bed, there is also a temporary fold down single bed which is suitable for younger children and I can also arrange for a travel cot to be available too** In UK, we live approx. 7 mins drive from Manchester Airport, and because of this we are able to offer you free car parking on our drive. You would need to pay local taxi fares to and from the airport, which is between £5-£7 each way and we can provide details of a very reliable, local and efficient taxi company. Please let us know whether you want to take advantage of this extra, free service at the time of your booking. But of course you are more than welcome to make your own arrangements. Please note we cannot be held responsible for your vehicle during this time. Outside: Large 7.5m x 3.5m Private Pool with shallow end 0.90m with maximum depth of 1.75m. Ability to walk into the pool via steps. Superb pool lighting. Outside shower. Plenty of sun beds, table and chairs. Charcoal BBQ available. Secure Garden area. Sun terraces to three sides. Utility Room: Contains: Cool bag, iron, ironing board, mop & bucket, sweeping brush, clothes airer, shopping bags and general domestic items Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath towels and linen included. Cleaning service once per week, which includes bedroom linen and towels changed. Pool maintenance once per week. Extra cleaning may be made available on request, this will be charged extra. Other: Compact and well presented property. Air conditioning offered in Living room and Master Bedroom. Well positioned sun terrace leading off Master Bedroom. Master bedroom also has good size vanity area with large mirror and plenty of wardrobe space


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average rating of 4.894737 based on 20 reviews

An excellent property in a lovely village close to lots of amenities

  • 5 of 5

We have really enjoyed our 4 weeks staying at this lovely property. The house had everything we needed and the outdoor space was impressive especially the lovely pool. There were some very good local restaurants within walking distance and a lovely beach within a 5 minute drive. The area is close to many attractions and we enjoyed a visit to Cliff Richard's vineyard. We would certainly love to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Best of Portugal

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with the children for a week, we had the best time! The pool is lovely the Villa has all the facilities you could ask for and was comfortable and clean. We loved Porches, not full of tourists and oh so quaint. We loved it so much we're going back, fully recommend, thank you so much for the memories.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tranquil and Relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at this lovely villa based in the quaint village of Porches. It provided us with excellent facilities whilst enjoying a relaxing holiday. For the more active lots of places and restaurants to visit. Porches provides several different choices of restaurants which are all good. Would recommend this villa to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, relaxing and great location!

  • 5 of 5

Villa was perfect for our family of four. Very well maintained inside and out with everything you could possible need in the villa and beaches within 10minutes drive too. The pool (with outdoor shower) and garden were fantastic - sun/shade accessible throughout the day with lots of outdoor seating and lovely ambient lighting in the evening. Outdoor BBQ provided opportunity to eat and relax home from home. Air con in lounge and main bedroom (which has its own lovely balcony).

Local restaurants - we especially liked the German Beer Garden - 5 minutes walk - food was amazing! Lots of others only 10minutes drive away.

Owners and host in Portugal were both very helpful throughout booking, travelling and holiday.

All in all a great villa!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing villa. Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

If your thinking of booking this villa, you will not be disappointed! We have just returned from a two week stay and the whole holiday was fantastic.

The owners have really thought about everything when it comes to there guests.

The villa is in a great location 5/10 Min Drive to beaches, supermarkets, aqualand and the famous zoo marine.

The pool is a lot bigger than it seems in the photos and the outside space is large with lots of seating bbq and Loungers. We had excellent weather (some days too hot!!) and were very grateful for the beautiful garden and pool.

The beds are super comfy and lots of space inside the villa. You will not need for anything in there. Portugal,

Porches is a beautiful village and some very nice restaurants are favourite being ' A rampa' you will need to book though. Zoo marine is a fantastic day out with the most spectacular dolphins show ever, worth every penny. Anita meets you at the villa when arrive and is very helpful with plenty of tips and directions. I would recommend a car as there is lots to do and see.

Thank you Carmen and Patrick for sharing your villa with us and we will definitely be booking for 2017.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this wonderful review and being such great guests
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Fantastic property - hoping to return

  • 5 of 5

Before we even arrived at the property - our experience of dealing with the owner Carmen was fantastic, in regular contact, offering information, and was so lovely when I asked questions re car hire & car seats. The directions where spot on from the airport, to be honest it's maybe 45 minutes and basically a straight road. On arrival the first thing you notice is the gleaming pool, it's bigger than the photo's show. The outside area is fantastic, there is so much room, an abundance of sun loungers, pool toys and seating. It's also a sun trap, from early morning, to late evening. Also there are gates at the bottom of the driveway if security is important for you especially with young children. We used the outdoor barbeque on two evenings during our stay and it was great to have the option with it there. Inside the property is perfectly formed, there are 2 bedrooms, only the master bedroom has air-conditioning, the second bedroom was for our children and had a high powered fan, so we didn't mind this at all. The living room is well laid out, with a comfortable relaxing sofa, full UK sky tv and fantastic internet. There is also lots of books, which I read two, and left one behind, so I hope the owner hasn't minded. There is a bathroom on the ground floor also which is very handy for children, especially running in and out of the pool. The kitchen has a galley set up, and has everything you can think of, including barbeque tools. There are even shopping bags available if you need for the local shops. I was surprised to see there where towels also available, which was great and if we can return it'll save us packing them as they're so heavy. The only slight criticism, and I really don't want to be negative as I loved it but the water in the shower was temperamental but it could be just a Portugese thing. The temperature was either scalding hot or cold, and the pressure not great. It in no way detracted from our stay and wouldn't keep us from returning but I want to be honest for anyone interested in visiting. The location is very quiet, and is residential. You are located not far from the main road to the east & west. We found the location really perfect for exploring, it's simply 20 mins to all the nearest resorts i.e. Albufeira, Portimao, Alvor, Carvoeiro, and only 5 minutes to Armacao de Pera & Lagoa. 5 minutes drive takes you to either an Aldi in Lagoa, or Intermarche in Armacao. All in all we loved it, and really hope to return next year!!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mrs Cassells, Glad to hear you and your family had a great time and many thanks for re-booking in 2017. Any issues like the shower, please just call Anita who will be more than happy to have this checked out and resolved. Regards Carmen Smith
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Several located in walking distance
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Pestana Golf Group
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Several located in walking distance
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Señora de Rocha
Car: necessary

Tourism License No' AL 12731


Senhora da Rocha (our Lady of the Rock), where legend says our lady appeared above the sea, on the location where the chapel was later built is a 7 mins drive. Armacao de Pera beach with lots of bars, restaurants, wonderful beaches, shopping, fishing etc. just 8 mins drive. But you have a wealth of superb beaches nearby including Benagil,Caramujeira,Carvoiero to name a few..indeed every day you could quite easily choose a different beach to visit!


The nearest airport is Faro which is approx 40 mins from the villa. Lisbon airport is 2.5 hours away. A car is recommended if you wish to explore delights Portugal has to offer.


Faro is 35 mins drive. Albufeira is 20 mins drive, Vilamoura is 30 mins drive, Portimao is 20 mins drive and Lisbon is 2.5 hrs away.

Further Details:

The house is situated in a Portuguese village which comprises of a small local supermarket, bank, pharmacy, fishmonger, butcher, greengrocer, hairdresser, pottery shops + 7 restaurants, 3 cafes and Church.

The main bedroom has a fold down single bed, suitable for younger children. I also have a travel cot available too.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Porches, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2018 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sept-Oct 19
7 Sep 2019 - 1 Nov 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:

Since the introduction of Portuguese Property Tax on all lettings, prices will have changed since 2015.

Notes on prices
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.

Accommodation is available for entry and rental from 3pm. The accommodation must be vacated by 10am on the date of departure unless previously agreed. But we do our best to fit in with your flight times.

Booking notes
Please contact the owner to check availability, ask for a booking form and general terms and conditions

Changeover Day:
Saturday is changeover day as a rule, but we can be flexible depending on bookings, availability and schedules

Notes on prices:
A 20% deposit is required to confirm your booking. Full payment is required 8 weeks before your departure. An additional breakage deposit of £100 per week, refundable (if no damages etc.) 14 days when you return from your holiday, is also needed. If you regularly visit our home, then this may be waived in future bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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