Wake up in the morning and walk directly out of your bedroom into the garden and poolside. Relax by the pool with the only sound being the rustle of the palm trees in the sea breeze. Enjoy breakfast on the terrace whilst watching the fishing boats out at sea. This property provides a peaceful and private environment in which to wind done and relax. The quality of the beaches of Armacao de Pera, a 10 minute walk away, have made Armacao a favourite holiday spot of the Portuguese. So enjoy promenading with families along the sea front on a warm summer's evening or dine out in one of the many fine restaurants. The town being famous for its fish landed daily on the beaches and regional dishes such as Piri Piri chicken.
Villa in Armacao de Pera, Central Algarve - Offering Privacy Amongst Landscaped Gardens, Town And Beaches Within 10 Min Walk
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 29, 2018
Born 1950's a Chartered Accountant with schoolteacher wife and three children at university and six form college. I worked in my own property/construction business until it was sold in early 2000. I was born and now settled back on the English/Welsh border after having worked in London in the 80's.
philip purchased this House in 2004
Why philip chose Armação de Pêra
We stayed in the hotel Quinta do Lago in 2000. We found the Portuguese people to be the most pleasant people we had come across in our travels. The Algarve is a region of stunning scenery, beautiful beaches and wonderful food and drink. We wanted to look for a property in the Algarve as a holiday home and maybe a climate to retire to later on. We looked at a number of houses and locations before seeing Ponderosa. It has been my life's business to seek out desirable properties and location. This house was a must buy as soon as I saw it. A beautiful house and gardens , private and secluded, yet within a short distance of the beaches and of a town which has the feel and culture of a working Portuguese fishing village and holiday resort used by the Portuguese people themselves.
What makes this House unique
The house is a family holiday home. It is furnished for our taste not the bare essentials required for holiday letting. The house keeper, maid, gardener and pool attendant are there to ensure the house is kept looking nice for the visitors but know the most important thing the house does is to let people relax and wind down
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Would like to return next year
Had an excellent break with superb facilities only 20 minutes walk to the beach and town. The location affords privacy and quiet as it is not in a built up area. We are already talking about a return visit next year.
Although the beach is also within easy walking/taxi distance, it was equally good to float about the large villa pool on a lilo in the mid August temperatures.
The main town sits on the beach and offers all the amenities we needed - the local butcher regularly prepared quality cuts for the BBQ.
The local town is quite quiet and has plenty of good restaurants, although we only saw one pub - for more nightlife, Albuferia is a 30/40 minute taxi ride away.
All in all, a great experience. Casa Ponderosa was a stress free zone... until we had to leave.
We loved the house and the place. The pool and the garden are fantastic. .We.BeautifulI hope repeat the experience. So good.
10 min walk to the Vale do Olival beach from the villa. This forms a part of the uninterrupted beach between Armacao and Gale, a 2 hour walk along sandy beaches bounded in part by a marshland wildlife nature reserve and bird sanctuary.
The villa is just a 45 mins drive along the N22 from Faro airport using car hire or taxi. Car hire is recommended for convenience sake whilst at the villa, although numerous taxi services in Armacao can be used in preference to the 10 mins walk into Armacao.
Armacao is a very special summer town for the Portuguese from the north and Lisbon. With one of the Algarve's longest most glorious sandy beaches with many tiny fish restaurants it became one of the most popular summer destinations. Small boats still pull up each morning on 'Fisherman's beach' with the old town behind having many pavement cafes, shops and restaurants. In the new town there are numerous supermarkets, banks etc to cater for the tourist's needs.
Booking Notes: 25% deposit on booking, the balance to be paid within 8 weeks of arrival. Additional £100 refundable deposit with balance payment. This will be repaid at departure providing no damages or breakages have occurred. Changeover Day: Changeover day usually Monday, although were possible requests can be accommodated. Notes on prices: Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.