Armacao Home from Home [AL]
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Furnished to a high standard this apartment offers everything you will need for a holiday to remember. It is ideal for a couple but it also has a sofa bed in the lounge. Fine for a family or 3 adults but a bit crowded with 4 adults. A cot & highchair can be hired if required. (advise when booking)
The double bedroom has the option to have two single beds or linked together becomes a super king.
The lounge has seating & dining facilities for 4 and again has top quality English Furniture but Portuguese decor.
With 3 course meals with wine, brandy & coffee available in numerous restaurants for €10-12, you propably won't want to cook. However the kitchen is fully fitted and equipped with everything needed for those who may decide to cook with the fantastic range of Portuguese and other European foods widely available in supermarkets nearby. And there is allways the barbecue on the terrace.
The apartment has a huge terrace , perfect for children to play whilst being able to 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.
The development is very modern( completed Dec2008) and has a fantastic roof-top pool which has amazing sea views.
Situated just 300 metres from Armacao´s beach famous for being the longest stretch of beach in Portugal and having a working fisherman's area which still feeds this vibrant towns restaurants with great fish dishes.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||300 m|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 40 km, Nearest railway: Alcantrilha 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The double bedroom has the option to have two single beds or linked together becomes a super king. The furniture is English but the decor is Portuguese.
Although we do not have cots & high chairs we can obtain them for rental.
We have tried to supply anything you could need , even down to a wrap round wine chiller should you not have a bottle in the fridge.
Towels & linen are changed weekly which is the norm for self catering.. If you require more frequent changes this can be supplied at an extra charge.
Please supply your own beach towels.
PLease note Internet is via wifi dock & prepayable at £10 for 10 hrs. Wifi is unpredictable & cannot be garanteed.
|Further details outdoors|
The development is very modern and has a fantastic roof-top pool which has amazing sea views. The roof top area ensures that you get the sun all day if you require it.
You will be met by our representative who will show you the apartment . In case of emergencies you will have their contact number. Obviously if you wish you can contact us direct . TRansfers available from the Airport : €85 return for up to 4 people.
There is parking outside the building which we find is absolutely ok & easier to negotiate.. However there is underground parking available but an additional returnable deposit of £50 is required for the Electronic fob as these are expensive to replace.
We can organise a welcome pack if required at various prices. However supermarkets are nearby.
The Algarve region
The Algarve - Sun, Sea & Relaxation
Lovers of the Algarve are divided into two . Those who have been coming for years. Those yet to experience it's beauty & friendly atmosphere who will no doubt fall in love when they visit and return year after year.
The Algarve is the southernmost region of Portugal and it's one of Europe's favourite holiday destinations well known for glorious year round sunshine and excellent sandy beaches.There are about 100 sandy attractive beaches washed by the Atlantic Ocean and due to the maritime shelf and water currents the sea temperature can be often be surprisingly warm even in some of the winter months. Located on the tip of Europe with the vast ocean of the Atlantic as its southern and western border, this enviable position gives this region possibly the most unpolluted climate in the European continent.
Armacao de Pera
Armacao is a beautiful blend of old & new. The local fishermen still sell fish from their boats & the old town remains with it's cobbled streets & small restaurants. Yet there are modern blocks of apartments.However along with the modern apartments comes wide roads & modern Supermarkets.
Beaches. The main beach is huge. Miles of golden sands is certainly no exaggeration. So for those who want to get to the beach quickly, walk 5 mins and across the road there it is. If you want to be near bars that's no problem. If you want more seclusion then twalk east and the crowds soon thin out and disappear (off season the main beach is pretty quiet anyway). If you have a car, then about 10-15 minutes west of Armacao are a string of coves, some hidden, each with their own character. This is what is great about the Algarve, if your willing to put in a little effort, the variety of beaches is fantastic. From hidden smugglers coves to shallow green waters for snorkelling, it has it all.
Bars and Restaurants. Well there are plenty of them which is good. Fish being the main focus of most restaurants, the quality is very good, and the prices reasonable. Try as many as possible. From local run back street fish restaurants, to British owned mediterranean style, from Chinese to Indian Armacao is certainly not short of quality food. Bars tend to open more seasonally, with fewer open in the off season. There are so many restaurants open even in Winter . Restaurants are obliged by law to offer "A meal of the Day" However in Armacao many restaurants offer a "Tourist Menu", 3 courses with wine, coffee & brandy for €10-12.
Sports , Golf & Bowls
Of course the Algarve is famous for its many Golf Courses & there are so many close to Armacao.Silves 10 mins, Salgados 10 mins, Vilamoura & Penina about 30 minutes drive away, and now 5 minutes from the luxury Amendoeira golf resort with two championship courses design by Nick Faldo & Christie O'Connor opened in 2008.Possibly the newest & largest golf resort in Europe . Both O'Connor & Faldo courses . And the 1st Crown Green Bowling Club in the Iberian Peninsula. Also Flat Green Lawn Bowls.
For the Children
If the beautiful beach is not enough ,other leisure activities include Zoomarine with its various shows, eateries and childen's rides. There are two water slide 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.
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14 Sep 2011
"Best holiday ever"
Spent 3 weeks in this fab appartment 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… More
12 Jul 2011
"Totally Chilled out vacation"
This was a totally relaxing holiday for us, where we could come and go as we pleased, we could either choose to eat in, where the kitchen has all the modern equipment-enough to prepare a dinner party.… More
26 Jun 2011
"Fabulous Holiday, would recommend to EVERYONE!"
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. Upon arrival at the apartment, So… More
20 Jun 2011
"Comfortable, clean, and modern - a great apartment"
Just got back from two weeks staying at this lovely apartment. It has everything you could ever need and more (e.g. dishwasher and washing machine!) and everything is clean and modern. The kitchen is … More
20 May 2011
we spent our honeymoon here and we loved it! it was our first time to Portugal and we didnt want to stay in a stuffy hotel! It was in the perfect location walkable to everywhere but far enough away to… More
19 May 2011
"every need catered for!"
My husband and had I a great time at this apartment and resort. The owners of the apartment have catered for every need you could think of. The views from the rooftop pool were fabulous. The apartm… More
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