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Casa Pendana - Panoramic Sea Views with FREE Wi-FI

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Casa Pendana is a beautiful spacious 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo in a stylish complex with a high standard of finishings.

On arrival you will be greeted with a Welcome Package and Complimentary toiletries to get you started.

FREE Wi-Fi is provided during your stay.

TV with English, German, French and Portuguese channels is provided.

You have truly reached your vacation destination!!!

Provided are luxury waffle weave Bath Robes for your use during your stay.

A modern well equipped kitchen with sea views is yours to enjoy!!

Enjoy the panoramic views of the sea, while dinning from your balcony.

The surrounding gardens are beautifully maintained, the complex has 3 communal swimming pools, and a Tennis Court.

A 5 minute walk takes you down to 2 of the best beaches in the Algarve which are connected by a tunnel under the cliffs.

Take the cliff walk and enjoy the spectacular views of the ocean!!

Visit the beautiful white chapel "Nossa Senhora de Rocha" which attracts pilgrims, visitors and is a wedding destination.

Unwind with a spa package at the renowned Villa Vita Resort.

There are a variety of local Restaurants to suit every budget.

The InterMarche Grocery store is a 7 minute walk and has an ATM machine.

Armacao de Pera is a five minute drive and offers you a further selection of restaurants, gift shops, and beaches.

Porches is well known for its Pottery, and has numerous shops with a large display of all kinds of Pottery.

More Details

Chris Nazareth
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Chris Nazareth

We love travelling to different destinations and experiencing different cultures and cuisines. On one of our travels we stayed in Porches and loved the natural beauty

of the area, and we decided in 2015 to purchase a condo in the 'Areias de Porches' complex. We hope you will enjoy the area and its surroundings as much as we do.

Chris Nazareth purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Chris Nazareth chose Alporchinhos

This modern condo complex is located in Alporchinos and is a 5 minute walk to the 2 of the most beautiful beaches in the Algarve - Senhora da Rocha and Praia Nova which are inter connected by a tunnel through the cliffs.

The condo comes with 2 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms with 1 Queen bed in the master bedroom and 2 twin beds in the second bedroom.

The master bedroom contains a safe for your use.

There is a fully equipped kitchen with views of the sea.

The condo comes with air conditioning and heating. The lounge/dining room leads to a balcony with panoramic views of the Ocean.

The condo complex consists of 3 communal swimming pools and a tennis court.

4 Sun Loungers are provided for use at the pool. 2 Beach Umbrellas are provided

for your enjoyment. 2 cooler bags with ice packs are also provided for your picnic at

the beach.

What makes this apartment unique

If you enjoy hiking, we recommend the cliff walks which have unparalleled

views of the ocean.

The 2 beautiful beaches, the Inter Marche grocery store and restaurants are all

within a 5 minute radius from the property.

Armacao de Pera is a 20 minute walk or a 3 minute drive and has numerous restaurants providing local and international cuisine to match every budget and


Porches is noted for its beautiful and colourful pottery. Shopping in Albufeira is

a 15 minute drive away.


Alporchinhos Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , bidet
  • Bathroom one is located in the Master Ensuite.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • 2 Bedrooms - One master en suite with a King Bed and Second Bedroom with 2 twin beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Casa Pendana - Panoramic Sea Views with FREE Wi-FI
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great Villa in the middle of Paradise. Cannot recommend enough I have stayed in this villa multiple times and in this complex every year for the past 7. Chris N. does an excellent job making the booking process seamless and property is as promised.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very Happy you enjoyed your stay at Casa Pendana and had a Great Vacation. Thank you very much for your kind review and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Chris & Carol
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What a wonderful stay for our wedding

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, well equipped apartment... attention to detail was great... Welcome pack of essential food was a real bonus.. no mad rush to the supermarket. Loads of local information available.

Great view, great location, would highly recommend.

Thank you Chris & Carol for everything... what a perfect before & after start to married life.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congratulations!! We are very Happy you had a wonderful wedding. Thank you for choosing Casa Pendana and for your great review!! Wishing you both all the Very Best !! Chris & Carol
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Wonderful, spacious apartment with great view

  • 5 of 5

We, a family with two teenager sons, stayed in the apartment for ten days and really enjoyed our vacation, due to the very comfortable and clean rooms, the kitchen with all the things you need (very practical, the cooling bag, thermal packs and the beach sun loungers) and the great view from the balcony to the pool and the sea. The nearby beaches (10 minutes from the location) are beautiful and not so crowded as the famous ones ...

Everything was very well organized in advance by Chris and Carol with descriptions and pictures in their emails. We can really recommend this apartment (we already did it)!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and your recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Carol and Chris
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Our stay at Casa Pendana, Porches****

  • 5 of 5


Everything from the initial enquiry through to leaving the apartment was first class – Chris could not be more helpful before your trip.

The apartment has a wonderful position overlooking the main pool in the complex, which is great if you just want to relax on the balcony area while keeping an eye on your children. The apartment decor is elegant and clean, with air conditioned rooms and beds which are very comfortable – not the usually uncomfortable slab you get in most apartments. Everything you will need is in the apartment, including satellite TV (Sky / BT Sport) a dishwasher and washing machine through to every kitchen utensil you can think of but never knew you would need. What also helps are the little things Chris and Carol have thought of, like the cooler carrier folding bag for the beach or the little granny type wheeled trolley (with a cooler interior) for bringing things back from the supermarket. There are also foldable beach loungers which can be slung over your shoulder.

The complex itself is spotless, and on our visit did not appear to get overly busy – I understand some owners do not necessarily rent out their properties, so it doesn't get too busy around the pool area. The are three pools to choose from – two in the lower complex, and a shorter pool in the upper part of the complex.

In terms of the local area, the beach (Praia Nova) is a 5-minute walk down the road – this beach has a tunnel (carved in the rock) through to a smaller beach on the other side which also has a restaurant called 'Vilarinho'. There is a large supermarket called Intermarché 8-10 minutes walk up the road – the supermarket is well stocked and provides everything you would need for your stay if you are going to be catering for yourselves throughout your stay. There are a few restaurants in the local vicinity, which are good for grilled fish/meats with potatoes etc. There is also a pizzeria and Indian restaurant 5-minutes walk up the road.

I will definitely consider a return visit soon – it really is like a home from home.

I hope this review has helped.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very Happy you had a Wonderful Vacation and enjoyed your stay at Casa Pendana. Thank you very much for your kind review and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Chris & Carol
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Erwartungen trotz der 5* Bewertungen der vorherigen Besucher noch übertroffen

  • 5 of 5

Wir (m27 & w26) haben zu zweit eine wundervolle Woche in dem Apartment von Chris & Carol verbracht und waren von der ersten Sekunde an von der "Casa Pendana" begeistert.

Schon von außen machte die gesamte Anlage, welche inmitten eines kleinen Dörfchens oberhalb der bekannten Kapelle Nossa Senhora da Rocha liegt, einen sehr gepflegten Eindruck.

Das sehr stilvolle und bis ins Detail liebevoll und hochwertig eingerichtete Apartment konnte diesen Eindruck zusätzlich verstärken.

Die Küche ist voll ausgestattet und lässt keine Wünsche offen. Die beiden Badezimmer sind sehr gepflegt.

Das Elternschlafzimmer ist sehr geräumig und das Bett/die Kissen sehr bequem und nicht durchgelegen.

Zum Wohnzimmer können wir gar nicht so viel sagen, da wir es nur als Durchgangszimmer zum Balkon genutzt haben :) Dieser bietet einen herrlichen Blick auf den Atlantik und lädt zu einem entspannten Frühstück und einem letzten Drink am Abend ein.

Der Pool und die Pool-Terasse sind ebenfalls sehr gepflegt und da jedes Apartment seine eigenen Liegen hat, bietet dieser auch immer ausreichend Platz für ein Sonnenbad.

Ein Mietwagen ist aufgrund der Strandnähe sowie dem fußläufig zu erreichenden Intermarché und zahlreicher Restaurants nicht zwingend nötig. Wir hatten jedoch über die gesamte Zeit einen Mietwagen zur Verfügung, was ich auch so empfehlen würde, da das Umland sehr schöne Tagesausflugsziele bietet.

Neben dem tollen Apartment ist besonders der nette Kontakt zu Chris und Carol hervorzuheben. Gleich ab der ersten Kontaktaufnahme, über wertvolle Tips während des Aufenthalts und dem netten Service einer Erstverpflegung, waren sie stets sehr hilfsbereit und bemüht den Urlaub perfekt abzurunden.

Vielen Dank für Alles und hoffentlich auf bald

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review of Casa Pendana. We are very happy to hear you had a wonderful holiday and we look forward to welcoming you at Casa Pendana in the future. Chris and Carol
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Thought of everything

  • 5 of 5

The service we received was excellent from our first enquiry to return of deposit . The apartment really has everything and more you could possibly want for a fabulous holiday . A lovely welcome pack with all the essentials needed and even beach towels , umbrellas chairs loungers etc. The complex is small with 3 lovely pools ( one directly under our balcony ) which made it so easy to pop back for drinks lunch etc. It was quiet at all times with lovely sea views . The beach and supermarket are close by ( easy walking distance ) as are a few restaurants , if you want more choice then there are lots of taxis to take you to Armacoa de pera ( about 5 euro each way ) we got a no on day one and rang him each time . We would highly recommend staying here, everything is to a high standard and offers more than others in the area ( we spoke to other holiday makers who didn't have anywhere near the same standards in their apartment ). Thanks so much we'll be back

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased you had a wonderful vacation and look forward to welcoming to back to Casa Pendana in the future. Chris & Carol
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Nearest Airport
38 Kilometres
Faro International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Lords Bar
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Senhora De Rocha and Praia de Nova
Car: recommended

Porches is a beautiful destination for the discerning vacationer.

It is well known for a number of attractions:

The white chapel of Nossa Senhora da Rocha (Our Lady of the Rock) which sits at the tip of the cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, which attracts many tourists, pilgrims and is a prime wedding location.

It also has 2 of the best beaches in the Algarve - Praia Nova and Senhora da Rocha which are inter connected by a tunnel through the cliffs.

Don't miss out on the spectacular cliff walks which are an unparalleled experience.

It well known for its beautiful and colorful Pottery.

There are a variety of restaurants to suit different budgets and palates. The 2 Michelin star 'Ocean Restaurant' is located at the

Villa Vita Resort.

Take in a Spa at the beautiful Villa Vita Resort.

Easy access to the A22 that connects you to the Algarve and the rest of Portugal.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $246.12

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Should reservations be cancelled 60 days before arrival, a Euro 50.00 administration fee is deducted.
Additional persons over 4 will be charged an extra Eur 25.00 per week to cover extra charges.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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