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Luxury 1 Bed Algarve Apt (sleeps 4) with direct sea views.

The Apartment; Vista Do Mar (Areas De Porches) lies between Faro Airport and Lagos, in the Golfers paradise

Apartment viewed from poolside

Property number: 0362

Portugal / Algarve / On the coast Near Porches in Alporcinhos village

from £250.00 to £400.00

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1

  • Disabled access: No
  • Pets allowed: No
  • Child friendly: Yes
  • Smoking: No

Lindsay Harker

Tel: +44 (0) 1274 404752

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This spacious luxury apartment has the advantage of a prime south facing position set within an exclusive development and furnished to a very high standard. The two balconies off both the spacious living room and bedroom have breathtaking views overlooking ocean, pools and open countryside, ideal for alfresco dining and watching the sun rise from one balcony and sun set from the other. The onsite facilities of 3 pools (one a children’s pool) and tennis court are for the sole use of guests. Ideally situated between the picturesque village of Porches famous for its local pottery and the lively town of Armacao de Pera offering a wide range of taverna’s, shops and restaurants. This superb apartment is within a few minutes walk of several taverna’s, restaurants and three beautiful beaches. It is only a short drive to water parks, Zoo’s, golf courses, secluded beaches and places of great historical interest. In fact it promises all that is necessary for an enjoyable relaxing holiday whatever the season.


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  • Nossa Snr. Da Rocha
  • Beautiful Praia (Beach) Carvoeiro in March 2008
  • Sunny Armacao de Pera in March 2008
  • Check out the temperature in Lagoa (October 2008)
  • Apartment viewed from poolside
  • View out to sea, over pool from living room balcony
  • The little church on the promontory
  • Praia Nova
  • Praia Nova
  • Vilamoura
  • Silves Castle
  • Ancient Churches
  • Countryside walks
  • Bedroom
  • Kitchen
  • Livingroom
  • Pool at night from balcony


Luxury double divan bed, large built-in wardrobe and drawers, bedside cabinets, dressing table and mirror, air-conditioning/heating, sliding patio doors leading to balcony offering stunning sea, pool and countryside views.


Contemporary luxury bathroom, with bath, shower, wc, bidet, vanity unit with inset hand basin, large mirror with lights/shaver point.

Living room

Spacious large open plan lounge/dining room, table and 4 chairs, flatscreen TV, DVD player, free-to-view satellite, 2 double settees, 1 of which converts to a sprung double bed, storage unit, mirror, coffee table and air conditioning / heating, patio doors leading to a large balcony with stunning ocean; pool and countryside views, from which to watch the sun rise, and at night the little Sardine boats; bobbing about out at sea.


Luxury designer kitchen:- granite worktops, stainless steel appliances microwave, washer/dryer, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, granite work tops, pans, toaster, cutlery/crockery etc.

Other rooms

The hallway has a large built-in wardrobe, useful when 4 people are sharing, with safe fitted inside.

Description of amenities

Cleaning/towels/linen/maid service:

All linen and towels are provided including tea towels and 4 beach towels.

Additional maid service on request at additional cost.


The apartment has been built and furnished to a very high standard throughout. Built on 2 levels, this small exclusive development benefits from 3 swimming pools (1 a children’s pool) tennis court. Restaurants, beaches, shops, supermarkets and bars are with in a few minutes walking distance. This is an ideal safe holiday location for small families, couples and golfers alike. Situated on the first floor accessed by a short flight of steps. It is kindly requested that guests do not smoke in the apartment. A 25% none returnable deposit on booking, balance to be paid 8 week before departure. Provisional bookings will be held for 7 days while awaiting written confimation+deposit. A £100.00 breakage bond is required with final payment. This will be returned within 48hours after departure, providing no damage or loss has occurred.

Local activities

  • Information pack with details of local attractions.
  • Two beautiful beaches joined together by a tunnel, Praia Nossa Senhora de Rocha, with full amenities, this is where the local fisherman land the catch of the day and Praia Nova, a quiet peaceful beach. Both are overlooked by the historic Nossa Senhora da Rocha chapel perched on the cliff tops,
  • Numerous easily accessible picturesque beaches along the coastline eg Benagil, Praia da Gale and Carvoeiro.
  • Two supermarkets.
  • Several shops.
  • Filling station.
  • Auto rental.
  • Restaurants/Taverna’s within walking distance.
  • Regular bus service to Albufeira and Portimao.
  • The Algarve is famous for its golf courses and the apartment is near several championship courses. Salgados, Alto, Pestana Vale Da Pinta, and Gramacho. 25 Mins drive to Vale Do Lobo.
  • Historical monuments.
  • Quaint towns & villages.
  • Castles.
  • Churches.
  • Snorkeling/diving.
  • Watersports activities (in season).
  • Sea fishing.
  • Coastal walks.
  • Boat trips.

Price information

Rental period Price per week
September - 20 December 2009 £250
19 December 2009 - 04 January 2010 £300
04 January - 24 April 2010 £250
25 April - 23 May 2010 £300
23 May - 17 June 2010 £350
17 June - 18 July 2010 £375
18 July - 29 August 2010 £400
29 August - 26 September 2010 £375
26 September - 31 October 2010 £300
31 October - 18 December 2010 £250

Prices may be subject to change at the owner’s discretion

  • 10% Discount for previous guests.
  • Free Cot hire if required.
  • Free welcome pack.

Getting there

Nearest Airport is at Faro/Portugal.

  • Motorway Route – From the airport join the A22 motorway and head west to J7, into Alcantarilha. (35 minutes drive). Head towards Portimao and then at roundabout turn left into “Porches” and towards Armacao De Pera. At next roundabout turn right. When you reach the “InterMarche” supermarket, turn right, then follow instructions below from that point.
  • Main road, avoiding motorway – Drive east along the N125 towards Vilamoura, (do not turn off N125 into Vilamoura). Head on towards Albufeira, (do not turn off N125 into Albufeira). At Guia, pass (or call into Algarve Shopping Centre, it’s a BIGGY), cross next roundabout, then at Alcantarilha roundabout, turn left into Armacao De Pera, drive across all roundabouts heading for Porches about 3.85 Kilometers, head up the hill.

At “InterMarche” supermarket turn along Rua Nossa Snr da Rocha, follow road past “The Blues Bar” on your left, this road is almost flat, after 0.83 Kilometers you have reached the complex. The road now goes downhill at a rightangle to the left towards the beaches. At this junction turn right around the front of the complex, (Vista Do Mar is in the Areias de Porches complex). Turn right into comlpex carpark. The apartment is on the first floor in Block 5.

Or Google it on map ref:-
37°06’06.52“N – 08°23’22.60“W and find a more leisurely way there from home before you travel, it is more fun to explore.

  • Car hire is available from the airport or on line.
  • A shuttle bus operates from the airport to the resort at reasonable charge.
  • Taxi’s are readily available.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Bath
  • Bidet
  • Blender
  • Car Parking
  • CD Player
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Drying Rack
  • DVD Player
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Gas/Electric Hob
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Kettle
  • LCD/Plasma TV
  • Local Supermarkets
  • Microwave
  • Off Road Car Parking
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Oven
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Shared Pool
  • Shaver Socket
  • Shower
  • Television
  • Tennis Court
  • Toaster
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Line
  • Washing Machine


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