About this listing
Welcome to Villa Joaninha. Our Guest House is located on the beachfront of beautiful Praia da Rocha. Room Oceano sleeps two guests; an extra bed can be added. Enjoy this great Western Algarve spot with our tips and suggestions.
Welcome to Villa Joaninha!
Opened on July 1, 2012, Villa Joaninha is a new Algarve Guest House, situated only seconds from the beautiful beachfront of Praia da Rocha. Its bouganvillea draped white-washed walls welcome you. Our beach front location is within walking distance to many shops, bars and restaurants, as well as many local attractions and sights.
Situated on two floors, all four of the Villa’s bedrooms are simply decorated in a Mediterranean style, to keep them cool and airy, with emphasis on comfort and relaxation. The Villa offers modern amenities with free WiFi, Cable TV, towel and linen service and a lovely garden where guests are welcome to read, relax or simply unwind after a day of activities.
The Guest House is run by gracious hosts Sofia and Pedro who bring their love of the Algarve to every guest they welcome. They aim to make your stay at Villa Joaninha more than just accommodation, but an opportunity to experience all that the Algarve has to offer. Their extensive knowledge of the region, from sports activities to culinary pleasures makes them perfect guides.
Explore the best of the Algarve at Villa Joaninha: friendly, comfortable accommodation that will welcome you with open arms. We look forward to making your visit a memorable experience!
Languages spoken include English, German, Spanish and Portuguese.
Interaction with Guests
Our guests enjoy complete privacy but we're always just minutes away if you need us. We'll ensure a pleasant check-in and discuss what type of support you enjoy. Whether you'd like a daily visit to follow up on activities or prefer to be left alone until check-out, we're flexible and have only one thing in mind: your happiness.
9 night stay.
Villa and host:
We've had a very pleasant and enjoyable stay at Villa Joaninha. Sofia has always been prompt in answering our queries pre-holiday as well as during our stay at Villa Joaninha. She's been very helpful with her tips for the area as well as providing some local delicacies for us to taste! She likes to check in and make sure you have everything you need.
The villa has a lovely shared balcony overlooking the beach. Shared kitchen which has all the necessary equipment for home cooked meals (there is a supermarket in close proximity to the Villa). Combination of short and long stay fellow guests. 2 shared bathrooms which were never an inconvenience for us.
In the end, we are very happy with our choice to stay at Villa Joaninha.
It hasn't ruined our experience in any way, but light sleepers should be aware that the area can get quite animated in the night.
The area is quite touristic and built up, however, there are plenty of hidden gems to discover within walking distance which are very tranquil and picturesque.
Kayaking is a strong recommendation of ours.
Local towns are a good day out with extra beaches to choose from, easily accessible by bus. (Lagos, Ferragudo).
Quieter beaches within a 1.5 hr walk of Villa Joaninha.
Até agora foi a melhor anfitriã que já experienciamos, sempre disponível para tudo e a qualquer hora. A casa é mesmo perto da praia e situa-se numa zona calma mas central. A casa estava sempre limpa. Recomendaria definitivamente ficar aqui.
I had a great stay with Sofia. The room was as stated and the balcony view was quite pleasant. Praia da Rocha is a beautiful beach and Sofia's villa is conveniently located to explore its beauty.
The room is in a traditional Portuguese house which has a very nice balcony facing the sea, it is very good located in a quite area and one block from praia da rocha (beach). This beach has a lot of space and has many restaurants to enjoy a good fish with sea view.
The bathroom and shower has a lot of natural light and were always clean, the kitchen is also big and has all you need to make a nice dinner, the living room has lots of books, a TV, sofas, dining table and the sunny balcony. This house is great to have it as a base to explore Algarve beaches. Close to the house (15 min drive) we found our favorite beach in Portugal called Praia dos caneiros. BTW, you can borrow beach umbrella in the house. :-) Sofia and her husband were always very nice and helpful, they gave us great recommendations. Sofia, Thank you very much for all, you are the best. :-) In summary, we enjoyed our stay very much and we can highly recommend this place in Portimão.
Sophia and her husband made us feel most welcome! She popped in a few times a day to make sure our needs and wants were met. If we had a question Sophie would hunt up the answer and let us know. The location was wonderful, the accommodations very clean, quiet and just what we wanted. I only have the utmost regard for our hostess, Sophia, and wish her well! Thank you, Sophia, for an amazing experience in the Algarve!
From the initial message from Sofia to confirm our booking, Sofia was friendly, helpful and warm. We let Sofia know the things we were interested in experiencing whilst there and both she and her husband were brilliant. They gave us directions, made bookings for us and generally advised us on how to get the most out of the area. We went on holiday to relax and found Sofia's easy manner and friendliness just the thing. Sofia even got up early on our last day to see us onto our shuttle bus and wave goodbye. We really think she is lovely and can't wait to get back and have another holiday there in the sunshine, with the beautiful beach and fresh fish.
It was nice and clean room and we felt very comfortable in it. Sofia was the best host. Helped us with everything we needed and made our stay as pleasant as possible. We would recommend this place to everyone who wants to stay in Portimao.
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About the Host, Sofia
I love to welcome friends, to cook for them, to show them our beautiful region. I love nature, the beach, the sea. I love children. I love reading, walking, cooking.
I love the sunshine, laughter, warm summer nights.
If I had to leave the Algarve, I'd want to move somewhere where I can wear shorts and flipflops all year round.
At Villa Joaninha, guests are friends that we get to know while they stay with us. It is important for us that your stay is relaxed, informal and happy. Happiness really is key!