Wonderful place to get away from it all. Each unit is different. These are villas that are individually owned and rented out when the owner if not using them. Some are owned by the resort.
There are no phones in the units
Most have air conditioning or are getting units
There is a shuttle that runs daily into Armacao de Pera. There is a Grocery store ( InterMarche) a 15 minute walk from the resort or a smaller one where the shuttle leaves you in town..Or there is a Mini Intermarche in the villa that is open till 1 pm each day for the guest.
There are 3 swimming pools and a tennis court
A Private Beach.
A very good Restaraunt on premise with a very good new chef( as of this report from 2015)
Laundry facilites must be reserved, however each unit has drying racks outside on the porches to dry clothes if you hand wash. There is also a laundry service in town that you can use, just ask at the desk
Bathrooms are good, but no hot water diverters, so the water can get very hot.And each unit has it's own hotwater tank, so no endless hot water.
You can rent cars and tours at the desk. Take note all cars rented are standard and small, automatic cars are more expensive.You do not need an international drivers licence for Portugal, but do if you plan to drive for a day or two to Spain or Gibraltor.
The A22 is a toll Highway, Suggestt paying extra for the transponder, other wise you will be standing in line for a long time at the posst office to pay .
Expect to see cats around. Some are owned some are Feral,, but they do not bother you at all. If you do feel a need to feed them, be prepared to attract alot of Seagulls!( trust me on this one.
While walking dont be surprised to run into a herd of Goats feeding in the area.
Close to the beaches and wonderful local resturants.
close to Porches, where you will find a vast array of pottery.
Suggest if you stay for a few weeks, go into the town and find a dollar store, and pick up your essentials, IE; dish liquid, wine glasses, anything that makes your life more comfortable. If you decide you really like the place, you can then put all your purchases in a box and they will store them for you untill you return next time:)
we loved it, it was perfect for us, but it not for anyone who expects made service every d.ay, room sesrvice or a night life on premise
Lots of good resturants around and you can not run out of wine or beer or cheese!
and you have not visited Portugal unless you have gone to one FADO night:)
- Also Known As:
- Vila Senhora Da Rocha Hotel
- Vila Senhora Da Rocha Armacao De Pera, Algarve, Portugal