Living room overseeing the balcony and the ocean view
PEACEFUL 1BD SEA VIEW W/ GARAGE
4 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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One bedroom apartment right in front of the beach with 2 sea view verandas, one with hammock. Accommodates up to 4 comfortably. Mini markets, (fish) restaurants, bakeries and services all walking distance. Located centrally but in a quiet area.

The space

It's a very bright apartment, decorated with a very personal taste and care. Most of the items were collected in old navy warehouses and are sailing related. It's a very flexible apartment where you can model the sofas to beds or chill out in the bedroom in the hammock or in the living room overlooking the sea. There are no buildings in front so you can relax and enjoy the view. The kitchen is fully equipped (micro-waves, kettle, toaster, blender, mixer, hob, oven, washing machine) and the bathroom is simple, but spacious and functional.

Guest access

You will have access to everything. The bedroom is quite spacious and has a wardrobe available for full usage. There is an old rocking chair (which travelled from Mozambique) where you can sit and enjoy the sea view or read a book listening to the waves. In the living room you can use all facilities: we have a small TV and Sound Stereo; because it's a holiday house we don't have cable TV as we like to "switch off" when we're away. The sofas in the living room open and turn into 2 beds for 2 pax each. So depending on you, the house can accommodate between 4-6 people if you're willing to share common space with the living room. You'll have access also to our 1 garage place (in the basement of the building with 2 lifts access).

Interaction with guests

My dad lives in Sesimbra so it's most likely not to be around in person when you arrive, but we have support from a very nice local lady who will receiving you and we will be available on our mobile phones all the time if you need any guidance or help with something. We've also prepared a Welcome Book to guide you through your stay so you can enjoy the best you can.

Other things to note

The sea water in this area of the country is amazingly warm (compared to other areas of the country). If you're lucky in the summer you might get about 20-24c and normally it's quite transparent. It's also a great sea to swim as there are not heavy waves. However if you fancy surfing or windsurfing Algarve West Coast is just 1hr/1.30hrs by car and I simply love Sagres and the Vicentina Coast if you can go a bit further up North towards Carrapateira. These are amazing wild beaches, with beautiful waves to surf and fantastic views. If you are a starter you'll also find lots of Surf Schools, including closer to home in Portimão (30min by car). We love "petiscos" in the end of the day where you can enjoy some local dishes such as "ameijoas", "salada de ovas" or "caracóis" accompanied with a fresh beer!

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45593/AL
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Amenities
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TV
Essentials
Washer

Prices
Extra people £5 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee £9
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with keypad

We want you to have a great time.

We don't have particular rules but only that you cherish the house as we do and treat it as if it was yours.

There are a few things you should know though, so that you enjoy the house fully. Please see the House Manual.

I think that's it. If you have any questions let me know.
We want you to feel at home and we hope you will come back another time.

Thanks & enjoy your stay
Andreia


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First aid kit

Availability
4 nights minimum stay

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Simona User Profile
July 2014
HOUSE The house was very clean and fully equipped. It is right in front of the beach and the views were amazing to wake up to each morning. The neighbours were very nice, always ready to help us when we needed any kind of information. The lady that takes care of the house is very kind, she owns the bar Citrodoce, which is right next to the apartment where we were having a really nice espresso every day before going to the beach. FOOD In the area there are various restaurant but our favourite was the "sardinha assada" which is located right on the beach in front of the house. A few others that we tried where "a Tasca" and "o Fernando", the food was ok and the service fairly quick. My boyfriend and I both come from seaside cities so we were disappointed about the fish, everything was ok but nothing was wow. TRANSPORTS We would definitely recommend to rent a car beforehand, otherwise please get specific directions on how to get here by public transit from the hosts, as I couldn't figure it out at the airport. All points of information at the airport recommended getting a taxi and did not recommend public transport as they said it was unreliable. This extra taxi fares from and the airport were an unplanned expense as original communication from the hosts described the transit journey much easier than reality. Also, if you plan on going to any of the events in Albufeira there are transfers from Armacao de pera but they will take FOREVER to get there and back, so save yourself the time and headache. INTERNET Although we went there to switch off completely we bought a data sim from vodafone at the airport, 15 euros 1Gb. THINGS TO DO We had a very nice 4 hours cruise, where they took us to see the caves and have a dip. We booked it in at the tourism centre where they also gave us lots of information in regards to activities in the Algarve region and where we also booked our taxi for 45 euros to Faro Airport and which is a 24h service. Wild landscapes, refreshing water and we finally got the chance to switched off completely from everyday life. There isn't much to do in the small town but it is perfect if you are looking to completely disconnect and just spend most of your hours on the beach, great mind detox.
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Response from Andreia & Alexandre:
Hi Simona, thank you so much for your kind review. You're absolutely right about the Public Transports. In general, they're not good in Portugal (apart from big cities or travelling from/to big cities by train) but the easiest way to get around is definitely by car or from the airport to Armacao de Pera by booking a taxi in advance (which might cost about 60-80 euros). About the fresh fish is a shame you didn't have a great experience but it's true that not all restaurants have fresh fish everyday, some are better than others and there are definitely some that are good. Thanks for your time reviewing and thank you for booking with us! In the end, I'm glad you had a good time. Speak soon, Andreia
July 2014

E. User Profile
September 2017
We had a great week at Andreia & Alexandre's apartment. The place was on a perfect location, about 2 minutes walk to the beach and close to a local supermarket and bakery. Having breakfast in the morning on the balcony while looking at the ocean was perfection. Communication with Andreia was great and the apartment itself was very clean and had everything we needed for a nice holiday. Thanks Andreia!

Benedetta User Profile
September 2017
The place is very nice and clean with privileged location in front of the sea, but still in the city centre. Flexible self check-in which is always useful. Andreia and Alexandre are great hosts, available at any moment for any request even if they were not living in Armacao during our stay. Highly reccomended.

Stephen User Profile
August 2016
Really enjoyed being so close to the water and the beach. Also, a perfect launching point to explore other communities in the Algarve region. Lots of handy markets to get fresh baked goods and fruits. Also, beach is only a 2 minute walk from the front door. Andreia communicated well with me, and also provided some tips on spots to visit while I was there. I certainly recommend this apartment. Thank you Andreia.
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Response from Andreia & Alexandre:
Hi Stephen, thanks so much for your kind review and I'm very glad you enjoyed the house, your stay and the srurroundings. Hope you had a good return back home and see you soon, Andreia
August 2016

Sebastian User Profile
July 2016
I stayed here with my girlfriend for one week. The apartment was clean, well equipped, spacious and cozy. From the balconies you have an amazing view on the sea. The bed is comfortable. To sum it up: It's a great place to relax and enjoy your holidays. The beach close to the house was a bit crowded when we stayed there in July. In the first days we had high and strong waves but the last days the sea was calm which was great for swimming. You get everything you need in Armacao de Pera: great bakery, supermarkets, cafes and Restaurants are close. However we recommend to rent a car to discover the beautiful coast.
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Response from Andreia & Alexandre:
Hi Sebastian, thanks so much for your positive review, I'm very glad you had a great time and that the house helped you guys relax. have a good summer and see you soon, Andreia
July 2016

Tommy User Profile
July 2016
The stay at Andreias and Alexandres flat was amazing. The flat is excactly as shown on the pictures. It´s spacious and the has everything you need. And the view is just beautiful. The only thing what was a little bit annoying where the neighbors who lived on the upper floor. They were really loud and we couldn´t sleep so well. But only the first couple of days, after that we heard nothing from them anymore. Besides that it was just great. The beach is just a 2min walk away and you´re in 5-10min in the Center of the Town. And with our rental car we could explore so many things along the beautiful Coast. We would love to come again soon. Andreia always answered quickly to our questions and also the Check-in and Check-out were very easy.
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Response from Andreia & Alexandre:
Hi Tommy, so great to hear you had a great time and I'm glad everything went well. You are very welcome to come back next year, see you soon, Andreia
July 2016

Hamilton User Profile
September 2015
Nice view from the balconies, properly equipped kitchen, quiet surroundings, good base to explore all the gorgeous beaches near armação de pera, mediocre cleaning. Our hostess was as usefull and responsive as she could possible be being a thousand miles away. Probably better stay here in the beginning of the summer/holidays season.
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Response from Andreia & Alexandre:
Hi Hamilton, thank you for your kind review. We apologise for the cleaning as you're absolutely right it was not up to our standards. We have solved that for future situations, thank you for your honest feedback.
September 2015

London, United KingdomJoined in March 2014
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Hi! I'm Andreia and this is my father Alexandre. I'm from Lisbon but I live in London for almost 4 years now. My father grew up by the beach (in paradisiac lands..such as the Island of Mozambique) so he decided he needed to live by the beach as well! He lives in Sesimbra (a small village by the sea near Lisbon) but he has bought this holiday house a few years ago to enjoy the warm waters of Algarve and visit friends around. My father has created a true & peaceful home that he enjoys to unwind. I love coming to the house. I've spent some good holidays here and totally recommend it! (I wish I could come more often). I'm sure you will enjoy it!

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