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Very private 7 Bedroom Villa With Two swimming Pools 2nd Pool With Waterfall

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Porches, Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Country Location 3 Minutes Drive From The Beach

Villa Camaleao lovely private villa 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 2 pools set in its own walled grounds, landscaped gardens with views looking over the quiet countryside. secure parking,electric gates,cobbled drive lined with almond and pine trees. Lovely villa for relaxing and alfresco dining,garden cocktail bar,BBQ The villa is located near Porches, which is renowned for its Pottery/Local wine, and only 2km from the fishing village of Armacao de Pera with its lovely sandy beaches, a range of restaurant cafes bars, supermarket Golf and horse riding within easy reach.

Member since: 2004
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
23 January, 2017

About Steve

Owners profile to follow.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Where to begin with our praise of you and your lovely wife.

We have been visiting Villa Camaleao for 10 consecutive years and each time we have arrived something new and wonderful has been added to the facilities which were gorgeous to start with. The villa is spotless and very welcoming and comfortable and the garden is fabulous. It is spacious, giving 12 people plenty of room both indoors and out.

Nothing is ever too much trouble for Steve and Janie. They move beds and re-organise the furniture to suit our needs. Whether we need a taxi or a physiotherapist, they know where to find one. Their patience is endless! Their attention to detail is amazing, everything in the house and the garden is planned to make our stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

The villa is in a very convenient spot, just 5 minutes off the main N?? There is good shopping and the beach about 10 minutes away.

The most resounding recommendation I can give to this property is that we have been going th
Mar 2004
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Armação de Pêra, Portugal

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , bidet
    Toilet 1 - toilet
  • 1 en-suite bathroom, 1 bathroom with bath/shower. 1 Bathroom with shower. 1 Bathroom with twin shower and twin sinks. 1 Bathroom with shower Poolside shower and toilet
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14/16 ( 7 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms 1 king suite 3 double 1 en-suite 3 twin bedrooms rooms. Ground Floor 1 double bedroom/en-suite 2 twin bath/shower 1st floor 1 suite king bed 2 double bedrooms 1 twin all rooms lead onto balconies or terrace complete with patio furniture.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Villa Camaleao is a comfortable family villa 7 bed rooms 5 bathrooms. Private and not over looked, suitable for all ages. 2 Pools one is heated with waterfall. All the bedrooms have remote control ceiling fans or air-con. Large dining area with BBQ, pool side pergola and cocktail bar. Out side shower/wc The villa has electric entry gates and security doors and private parking. located near to the local town of Armacao De Pera. Extra's available ie Z-Bed, cot/high chair. extra person, Z-beds available £100. cot/high chair £50. per week. Outside: Private gardens peaceful and relaxing private pool 8x8 metres,Second pool 70cm deep is heated with water fall also outdoor shower/wc. Complete with sun loungers and patio furniture. Barbecue, comfortable dining area. Pergola and cocktail bar Games full size pool table and table tennis. Utility Room: Washing machine, dishwasher. Iron/ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Maid service 2 times weekly, clean towels twice a week and clean linen once a week, this is included in the rental. included in the villa rental is use of towels at the poolside or beach . Other: Patio doors leading out onto walk around balconies overlooking the pool and gardens. Large dining area, relaxing pergola area and cocktail bar. Views overlooking the peaceful country side. Games Pool table and table tennis.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)

Very private 7 Bedroom Villa With Two swimming Pools 2nd Pool With Waterfall
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

For a stay in the Algarve Villa Camaleao is situated in a great position for visiting the excellent beaches and restaurants that the owners Steve and Janie can guide you to.

The villa is clean and well maintained with good facilities. Steve and Janie on hand to assist and help.

I very much recommend this villa and will be returning this year.

Steve is knowledgeable when it comes to the area's golf courses, will order you a reliable local taxi and generally ensure you have a comfortable and enjoyable stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your time to write this review Steve and my beautiful wife Janie
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Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

Hosts Janie & Steve were most welcoming, very helpful and instantly made us feel relaxed and at ease. They have a great knowledge of the Algarve and are happy to recommend restaurants and places to visit, booking of taxis etc.

The villa was just perfect, clean, very well appointed and maintained, and exceeded our expectation.

Outside the private garden has two pools, and a varied range of seating and lounging areas. Although there are wonderful beaches close by, which should not be missed, it is hard to leave the villa as it is so comfortable, relaxing and individual.

The villa is set in a quiet, secure and secluded location yet is only a 5 minute drive, or inexpensive taxi ride, from the town with its wonderful beach and extensive supply of bars and restaurants that caters for all tastes.

I highly recommend the Algarve and Villa Camaleao and will most certainly be returning

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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a joy to behold everything we dreamed of

  • 5 of 5

The villa was a place of beauty and tranquillity.

Steve and Janie were perfect hosts. The outside areas of pools and BBQ were perfect and inside the villa was clean and well presented. All in all a place where all the troubles of the world disappear.

Thank you for a terrific time.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful relaxing and perfect

  • 5 of 5

On a arrival to the electric gates this villa oozes class. The drive meanders up to the building which sits proud overlooking a small valley. What a place in which to call home for the holiday. Our hosts Steve and Janie were always attentive but never crowding. They gave great advice of where to go and where to maybe avoid and never guided us poorly. The facilities are spacious and of fantastic quality. Truly loved our stay here and look forward to visiting again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for review Glad to hear you all enjoyed the villa and your holiday we will look forward to seeing you in the future. All the very best Steve & Janie
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Lovely, friendly welcome, luxury villa

  • 5 of 5

We had 14 people come over to stay here for a 40th birthday party, we had a great time made even better by the excellent hosts Steve and Janie. They looked after us with a warm welcome, good advice, regular visits to make sure we had what we needed and even organised a night out in a great restaurant for the whole party - nothing was too much trouble.

The villa is in a lovely quiet and secure location with super beaches just down the road (excellent swimming if you like a wild ocean). Supermarkets close by for stocking up and lots to do in the Algarve. But why go out when you've got such a nice pad to relax in and catch some rays?

The benchmark of a wonderful holiday is the mood upon departure, no one wanted to go home and holiday blues still palpable now - simple as that, a perfect holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Matt It is always great to see good friends like yours enjoying themselves and You relaxing on your birthday, All the best Steve & my beautiful wife Janie
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Superb stay

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 6 couples have visited the Algarve for three consecutive years now, always staying in a different 6/7 bedroom villa in the alberfeira area. This one was by far the best, and although a little far back from the coast and shops etc. It exceeded our expectations.

As previous reviews have mentioned, Steve and Janie are perfect hosts, there is nothing that is too much trouble for them and are eager to please and ensure that all guests are happy! Steve ran a couple of us down to the shops a couple of times to stock up on a few essentials, and also kindly drove us to a golf venue to book a round later in the week. The taxi service (Pav and Olga) provide an equally excellent service by making sure you have immediate transport whenever you need it. The villa itself has the most amazing outdoor area, with the two pools and interesting seating areas and brilliant bar! Which we fully utilised. The rooms and bathrooms are first class, and feature modern furnishings. Couldn't really fault it, apart from ageing dishwasher (but it still worked!). Local town and beach is very nice and features an excellent restaurant on the beach. Don't hesitate to book this place, it's perfect for a group of friends or relatives. We will stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
102 Kilometres
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Armacao De Pera
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Horse riding, Bird watching, country walks, the owner has a fishing boat and he tells everybody about the big fish that got away, ha ha ho ho.


Armacao De Pera is 5 minutes by car or a country walk takes about 30 minutes, attractive palm tree lined the promenade overlooking the beach, good for swimming and water sports. Other local beaches near by Senhora De Rocha a small sandy beach between Porches and Armacao De Pera a good place for a boat trip with the local fisherman. Benagil is a nice small beach.

Praia Da Marinha lovely beach with impressive cliff top walks. All of these beaches are a short drive from the villa.


Faro is the nearest Airport 40mins drive, a Car is not essential, the taxi service is very good but if you like to venture out to places of interest it would be nice to hire a car.


The nearest town Armacao de Pera is 2kms from the villa which has a nice range of Restaurants, cafes and bars a great local market for all you fresh fruit/veg and a great fish market, also a choice of supermarkets, banks (ATM) and other places of interest. Taxi service and local bus service is available also the owner has a

transport for his guests

Further Details:

2 Traditional portuguese restaurants and bar are in 5 minutes walk from the villa. Other interest Aqua Land the water park is in walking distance. The Zoo Marine is a short 10 min drive, a chance to see and experience some of natures beautiful sea creatures, an entertaining and educational day for all. Algarve Shopping Centre 15mins.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Armação de Pêra, Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 1
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 2
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 3
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 4
2 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$845.72

Booking Notes:
25% Deposit on booking, the balance to be paid 8 weeks before arrival. A £500 breakage bond is required with the final payment. This will be returned within 48hrs of departure providing no damage has occurred.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover as we have found the flights cheaper for large groups. and more flights available. We are flexible for change over in April and September. No booking taking on all Male or all Female parties. smoking is not permitted inside the villa.

25% Deposit to secure booking the the balance to paid 8 weeks before arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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