Areias de Porches
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Sleeps 2/4. 1 bedroom 1st floor apartment on the low-rise 2 storey development of Areias de Porches in the Senhora da Rocha/Alporchinhos area of the picturesque village of Porches - in peaceful surroundings right in the centre of the Algarve coast. A short stroll from arguably 2 of the Algarves most beautiful beaches.
The modern luxury apartment is situated in an enviable corner position on the edge of the small development, with all day sunshine on the two south facing furnished balconies (one off the living room and one off the bedroom) which boast some of the best panoramic views from the development of both the sea and countryside.
Situated in a quiet village location but 3 minutes drive or 20 minutes walk from Armacao de Pera and 15 minutes drive from the popular resorts of Albufeira, Portimao, Alvor and Carvoeiro. An excellent selection of restaurants, two supermarkets and local shops all within walking distance.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Senhora da Rocha and Praia Nova 500 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 40 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, 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||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
The spacious lounge/dining room has two leather settees (one of which opens into a comfortable double bed), coffee table, lamp tables, dining table and chairs, sideboard, satellite flat screen 32 inch TV, DVD, CD/radio. Large french doors open out onto balcony.
The bedroom has comfortable twin beds, bedside cabinet, large fitted wardrobes and French doors leading onto a 2nd furnished balcony with stunning sea and countryside views. Air conditioning/heating.
The separate well equipped modern designer kitchen has granite worktops and stainless steel appliances - large fridge/freezer, washing machine/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, oven and hob, kettle, toaster, iron/ironing board etc.
Modern fully tiled bathroom with bath with shower over, WC, bidet and washhand basin with vanity unit and large mirror. New for 2012, heated chrome towel radiator in the bathroom.
New for 2013, we now have a feature hatch through from the kitchen to the living room, so even the kitchen has a sea view.
|Further details outdoors|
The apartment benefits from two furnished balconies with sea and countryside views. The development has three swimming pools (one a childrens pool) and tennis courts, all exclusively for the use of guests. The apartments are set in spacious landscaped grounds.
All bedding and towels are provided (except beach/pool towels). The apartment is cleaned and linen changed weekly. If mid week cleans/changes are required these can be arranged for an extra charge.
There is hot/cold air conditioning, for which there is no additional charge.
Children welcome. We regret we cannot accept pets. Smoking is not permitted inside the apartment.
Flat screen satellite TV with Freesat box, some English and Portuguese channels. Wide selection of over 200 DVD films plus music CDs.
We now have Vodafone pre-pay internet access available to guests. £10 for 10 hours internet usage. Please advise us if you wish to use the internet in order that the relevant details can be provided.
The Algarve region
The Algarve is the southernmost region of mainland Portugal. Its highest point is the mountain range of Monchique, with a maximum altitude of 906m (Peak of the Fóia). The region is also the home of the Ria Formosa lagoon, a nature reserve of over 170 square kilometres and a stopping place for hundreds of different birds.
Think of the Algarve and you think of sunshine breaks and relaxing holidays, golden sands and crystal clear waters, clear blue skies, and the white-washed walls of the buildings in the Algarve's old towns. The coastline includes some of the world's most beautiful beaches, but by venturing just a few miles inland, you can lose yourself in the heritage and history of the Algarve.
The Algarve is also home to some of the world's most famous golf courses, where players of all ability are welcome.
The Algarve's cuisine is based on fresh local produce – fish, seafood, fruit and vegetables, pork and chicken (chicken piri piri in "the home of piri piri", the local village of Guia, is a must). Portuguese wines are very good and exceptionally well priced – try the vinho verde (green wine) – light and refreshing on a hot summer's evening.
Climate: All year round, the Algarve enjoys the best climate in Europe. With only a short period of
rainfall and long hours of sunshine (the highest in Europe), the Algarve region is blessed with the perfect weather for tourism. The maximum temperatures in the Algarve vary throughout the year, between 15ºC and 31°C. Therefore tourists from Northern European countries increasingly seek out the Algarve, where they can enjoy long hours of sunshine.
Porches is located right in the centre of the Algarve coast. Situated in a quiet village location but less than 5 minutes drive or 25 minutes walk from Armacao de Pera and 15 minutes drive from the popular resorts of Albufeira, Portimao, Alvor and Carvoeiro. Porches is famous for its terracotta pottery and is a wonderful Portuguese village with arguably two of the best Blue Flag beaches on the Algarve, which are often frequented by the rich and famous. Close by is a fantastic luxury hotel, which offers five-star facilities including a spa and beauty treatments.
There is a wide choice of restaurants and bars both at the beach and within the village. 15 minutes drive from Algarve Shopping, a large mall with stores, designer fashion boutiques, a hypermarket and food hall, multi-screen cinema, restaurants and bowling alley. An excellent selection of restaurants, two supermarkets and local shops are within walking distance of the apartment. Ideally situated for all the local attractions of the Algarve - its multitude of golf courses, water parks, zoos etc. Aqualand, Slide & Splash and Zoomarine are all within a 10 minute drive.
The apartment is centrally located in the Algarve - ideal for golfing, sightseeing, beaches and relaxation. It is perfectly situated for walkers - being a few minutes walk from stunning cliff top walks that stretch for mile after mile and offer views of the dramatic rock formations, caves and numerous secluded beaches. It is also situated a few hundred yards from the Algarve Coastal Cycle Route, which runs the full length of the Algarve coast from the Spanish Border to Cape St Vincent, the most south westerly point of Europe.
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18 Jul 2014
"Everything you need for a fantastic holiday!"
Wonderful views, well located and full of everything you need for a great holiday really sum up the apartment for me. Centrally located in the Algarve, you can easily reach many of the towns and beach… More
27 Jul 2013
"Spectacular apartment in a quiet and relaxing area with plenty to see"
We really enjoyed our stay at Areias de Porches. The apartment has everything we needed and more to make our stay very relaxing. Even though the area is small and not very touristy, we found lots of interesting things to do such as the cliff top walks, the picturesque beaches and a trip to Carvoeiro. We also really enjoyed the local restaurants particularly Vila de Italia, New Delhi, Happy Talk and O Veleiro. The advice to use resorthoppa.com was also very useful as they were very reliable with our airport transfers. The balcony view was as described and if not better than the pictures show on the website. We really enjoyed having our breakfast there every morning looking out onto the view.
3 Sep 2012
"Wonderful and Welcoming"
We just returned from Portugal. We spent 8 glorious days at Por do Sol in Porches. The pictures don't do it justice - it is so beautiful. The apartment is very comfortable, so well set up. Everyt… More
24 Aug 2012
"Truly great holiday for relaxation; everything you need within walking distance"
Our first trip to Portugal, and the first time we've booked an apartment rather than a hotel - we were not disappointed! The apartment is superbly kept and well equipped - with a southerly aspect giving sun on both balconies all day. The development too is tidy, clean and well managed.
The local area is full of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets, and all the amenities you need are in walking distance. The beaches are beautiful, the pools are great, but plenty to do and see if you want to explore the area by car too.
Valerie is great to deal with - all in all our experience was fantastic - we'll be back!
13 Jun 2012
We stayed for 1 week in this beautiful apartment. It has everything you need to make your holiday enjoyable. the location is perfect with the sun on the balconies from sunrise to sunset. The amenities… More
26 Apr 2012
"Great apartment, reliable owner, beautiful location."
We stayed here for a week in May 2010. Everything was as described, and possibly better. The apartment is extremely well appointed with all you could possibly need while on holiday, spotlessly clean, and in a strategic location not too far from Faro airport more or less in the middle of the Algarve. Many different beaches are within 10-20mins drive from the apartment, which is easily reached from the main road that runs along the southern coast of Portugal. The complex in which the apartment is located is fairly new, well looked after, and provides plenty of free onsite parking.
Valerie is a great owner and will make anything she can to make your stay as easy and pleasant as possible. This was the first time I rented an apartment abroad as opposed to booking a B&B or hotel and all went very smoothly. The deposit was promptly returned once cleaners had verified that all was OK with the property.
3 Apr 2012
"Beautiful apartment, great location."
Perfect holiday, had a wonderful time.Extremely comfortable & well equipt.We think the best position on the complex, with sun on the balcony all day. Good restaurants within walking distance. Would like to return again.
Steve & Maureen
24 Feb 2012
"Awesome apartment and great location"
I stayed here in 2010. I travelled with my young son and my wife. Val the owner was very helpfull right from the first time I made contact regading my stay. The apartment itself was truly awesome. Eve… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review, I am so pleased you enjoyed the apartment and area.
19 Feb 2012
"2012 will be our third stay at this apartment so it must be good!"
This is the only apartment we have returned to again and again (2009, 2011 and September 2012). This area of Portugal is an absolute delight and Por Do Sol apartment is the perfect base.
The apartment has all the mod cons. It is light and airy and always well kept with anything you might need to make your stay more enjoyable. It has two balconies and is very will situated for enjoying the sunshine all through the day and evening until the sun goes down.
The owner, Valerie, is always a pleasure to deal with.
Heather and Bob
Thank you so much for all your kind words. It is so nice to know that guests love the apartment as much as we do and want to return time and again.
18 Feb 2012
"Place to Stay"
We stayed there for 2 weeks, and enjoyed every moment. Apartment was central to visiting all the areas around. There was a lovely beach close by and the closest town (25 minute walk) also had a beac… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. So pleased that you enjoyed the apartment and the beautiful area.
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