Rocha Brava - Lovely Air-Conditioned Apartment

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Last updated: 11/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

A beautiful apartment (upstairs on the first floor) on Rocha Brava, one of the best developments on the Algarve. It overlooks the lovely gardens close to the wonderful two-tier swimming pool with a waterfall. The apartment occupies a very central position on Rocha Brava with shops, restaurant, and swimming pool only a few yards away. The tennis centre and gym, and two further swimming pools, together with the shops, bars, and good facilities for children, makes Rocha Brava an ideal holiday complex.
Features newly fitted kitchen with granite worktops, touch control ceramic hob and dishwasher etc. and a completely refitted bathroom.

Travel: The development is 45 minutes drive from Faro airport. A hire car is not essential, but will enable guests to visit many of the more secluded beaches and villages nearby. A taxi from Faro airport will cost about €55. From Lisbon, Carvoeiro is about 4 hours drive. For those who do not wish to drive while on holiday, there are frequent buses and cheap taxis into the town from Rocha Brava, and courtesy coaches to the water-slide park (Slide and Splash) which is just the other side of the town.

Rocha Brava Complex: Rocha Brava is a beautiful villa complex set in lovely grounds on the clifftops near Carvoeiro. Among its facilities are a 24-hour reception office, and a small supermarket. For eating and drinking there is a bar/cafe with an Internet cafe upstairs, a restaurant, and a pool side bar. For fun there is the four court tennis centre with a resident professional for coaching sessions, and an adjoining gym. There is also a holistic healing centre for a well-earned massage after the exercise! For children, there is a playground and an indoor childrens room with table tennis, and organised kids activities in summer. There are three main pools (one of them with a waterfall) and all with paddling pools, open to all guests.

Nearby attractions: Carvoeiro has very many bars and restaurants, with varying styles and prices, but all are good value. You can take a boat trip from the town beach to see the nearby caves. There are two water slide parks within a short drive, and a marine theme park (Zoomarine) about 30 minutes away where you can swim with dolphins! 'Krazyworld' is a fun day out for the family, a short distance inland. Silves is a historical walled town just 15 kms inland, and the fishing port of Portimao is about 20 minutes drive along the coast westwards. This town has many larger shops. Algarve Shopping is a large shopping mall with many beautiful shops on the main road from Faro.


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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 85 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Daily Maid Service


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • 1 double, 1 twin, 1 cot or fold-out bed

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet


Other Amenities

  • * Digital cable TV, 9 English channels. * DVD player * Fitness room - gym next to tennis courts, fully equipped * Four tennis courts and coaching available at the Tennis Centre. * Choice of three pools and children's pools. * Children's playground near tennis centre and main pool. * Internet access at coffee shop (2 computers) ...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Family
  • Holiday Resort


  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Open wifi available at the restaurant by the pool...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis Court

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

Property Descriptor

  • Semi-Detached


Write a review 4.9
from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 31 - Mar 25, 2016
5 night min stay
Mar 26 - May 27, 2016
5 night min stay
May 28 - Jun 17, 2016
5 night min stay
Jun 18 - Jul 15, 2016
5 night min stay
Jul 16 - Sep 2, 2016
7 night min stay

Sep 3 - Sep 30, 2016
5 night min stay
Oct 1 - Oct 28, 2016
5 night min stay
Oct 29 - Mar 31, 2017
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included


Optional extras: Maid service £72 p.w (5 days pw) or £33 (1 clean + linen change). Fold-out bed for 5th person, no extra charge, or Cot hire £35 p.w. High chair hire, no charge, please order in advance for any of these items listed.

Rental includes all linen and bathroom towels (not beach towels); For multi-week stays linen will be changed

25% deposit with booking; balance due 10 weeks before

Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 11/26/2015
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60 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
IP1 Lagoa
750 Metres
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

Carvoeiro is about halfway along the Algarve coastline, approx. 45 mins drive from Faro airport. Portimao is just 20 mins away. Lisbon is 3-4 hours by motorway to the north.

Other Activities: water slide parks

Golf: Vale do Milho, a 9 hole par 3 course, is within walking distance. Two 18 hole courses - Vale de Pinta and Gramacho - are at Carvoeiro (5 kms). 40 percent discount on green fees at Vilar do Golf, 20 minutes away. Championship courses are available at Penina (25 minutes) and Quinta de Lago (30 minutes). Many courses are within 30 - 40 minutes drive.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

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Speaks: english

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  • Main swimming pool

    Main swimming pool

  • View from the balcony

    View from the balcony

  • Kitchen


  • Swimming pools with waterfall

    Swimming pools with waterfall

  • The apartment

    The apartment

  • Living Room/ Dining Room

    Living Room/ Dining Room

  • nearby beach

    nearby beach

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