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Top-floor frontline apartment, sea views, rooftop pool, easy walk historic Olhao

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,237 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Family friendly luxury, UK and German TV, free WiFi, sleeps 4/5 + infant.

Modern, spacious, air-conditioned/heated top-floor self-catering apartment. Lift access. 100 m from seafront and marina. Views over islands of Ria Formosa Natural Park. Two main bedrooms can both be set up as king-size or single beds ; and annex area off of the master bedroom has a very comfy chair bed, or the space could be used for a baby cot. Two bright fully tiled bathrooms. Airy lounge and dining area. Balcony area for outside dining, in sun from early afternoon. Free WiFi. UK and German Satellite TV & DVD player. Well equipped kitchen with water filter tap. Lots of storage space. Shared swimming pool on roof terrace with loungers. Video phone to external door. Electric shutters to windows. Easy, free car parking. Complimentary welcome pack - a few essentials to start you off. No pets allowed & smoking not permitted in the apartment. Easy walk to a variety of shops, restaurants & children's play areas. Large supermarket within 1 km, with others in town. A wonderful year-round rental - great for long stays.

Accessibility: The property is wheelchair accessible from street level via one of two lifts. The rooms will accommodate wheelchair use, although some mobility would be required to use either the 90 cm by 90 cm shower (with corner opening doors), the bath or WCs.

The roof terrace (with toughened glass barriers surrounding) can be accessed by the main lifts. At the roof level, the swimming pool is accessed by a short flight of steps, and there are also two or three steps leading into the pool itself , with no handrail.

The owners of the property have two children and warmly welcome other families to enjoy the property. Please contact us if you have any specific requirements to make your stay with children easier and we do our best to help.

Travel: Faro Airport is 15 min by road. Olhao rail station an easy 15 min walk, with services to Faro, Fuzeta, Lisbon, Spanish border, etc. As all amenities are within walking distance a car is not necessary, unless you want to visit interesting places on the Algarve or go golfing.

Distances: Central Faro 10km - historic old town and great modern shopping centre. 12km to Faro beaches. Loule 25 min drive - pretty inland town. Almancil 25 min drive. 18 km to Tavira. 30 km from Vilamoura. 40 km from Albufeira and 60km from Spanish border. The N125 is the old coast road and passes through several coastal towns, including Olhao. The A22 is the newer road a few miles North - quicker for longer east-west journeys.

The islands of the Ria Formosa Park are well worth a visit - frequent ferries and water taxis from Olhao jetty (a 10 min walk from the apartment) give you access to miles of golden beaches - there are also small shops and eateries on most of the islands.

Additional information: The apartment is managed and serviced by a friendly British husband and wife team, who can be contacted should any problems arise with the rental. They can also provide babysitting services and airport transfers, by prior arrangement.

Within the Village Marina development lies the 5 star Real Marina Hotel and Spa. This has a great range of wonderful spa facilities, which can be booked by non-residents - simply inquire at hotel reception. We can also recommend the hotel's very good Sunday brunch buffet, as well as their evening buffets in high season, and a la carte menus at other times.

All windows have Juliet balconies, with toughened glass and steel balcony walls that are 120 cm high.

Children under the age of 12 years to be accompanied at all times when using pool.

Information about Ria Formosa Natural Park is available at the Park Office, on the Eastern edge of Olhao.

Olhao's famous Shellfish Festival is mid-August, and the Fiera de Laranja is 3rd Sat & Sun in August.

More Details

Owner
Moira and John Hepworth
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
10 December, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Moira and John,

Writing a review to the homeaway company didn't work, I am sorry to say. I could only write very few words and then the process couldn't be continued. So let me give you our thanks for the wonderful stay in your excellently equipped apartment with the stunning views directly with this message. We enjoyed the time there very much and would give the apartment a 5 star ranking, including the warm welcome and helpful service by Tracey. We were surprised by the substantial welcome package of provisions, which we also liked.



Everything was clean and very well prepared for our stay and we will definitely recommend your lovely place to friends and relatives. It's also nice to have no parking problems and to have excellent shopping facilities so close to the place.

Being able to watch German TV channels in such a good quality also added to

the pleasure of the stay although we also read a lot in the evenings.



We brought a pair of binoculars and could watch the mystery of ebb and flow

closely from the kitchen windows and the balcony. Your apartment is also an ideal place to start shorter walks to the lagoon and of course to the lovely old part of Olhao, so you don't need the car all the time.



We wish you many future guests and we are sure they will like the place

very much as well. All the best to you both :)
Feb 2016
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Olhão in Municipality of Olhão

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1237 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Lift ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Family Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Ensuite Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , En-suite to master bedroom
  • High quality and spacious 90 cm by 90 cm shower in main bathroom - corner opening doors provide generous entry width. Bath with shower over in the en suite. Both showers feature thermostatically controlled shower mixer units. Both bathrooms are fully tiled and are modern, bright and uncluttered in design. Dual-binned laundry basket provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , The two single beds can be made up as extra large double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , The two single beds can be made up as extra large double
  • Bedroom 1: master bedroom with spacious fitted wardrobe and en-suite bathroom. Air-conditioning/heating. Please specify at time of booking whether you would like the beds in this bedroom made up as two singles or combined as an extra large double (king size). Luggage rack provided. Annex area: an annex area connects to the master bedroom by a wide sliding door and has a separate door to the hall. This can be used as a dressing area, or the chair bed in the annex can be made up into a very comfortable single bed. Alternatively the space would be a suitable area for a cot. Air con/heater. Bedroom 2: with spacious fitted wardrobe. Air conditioning/heating. Please specify at time of booking whether you would like the beds in this bedroom made up as two singles or combined as an extra large double (king size). Full length windows with glass & steel framed 'Juliet' balconies provide a lovely airy feel to the bedrooms. Sea views from both bedrooms & annex area. Luggage rack provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Excellent home-from-home facilities. Wireless broadband connection. Fully fitted modern kitchen with crockery, glassware & cutlery, oven, hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer, microwave, kettle, toaster, iron/ironing board. Separate drying area with drying rack - ideal for airing swim gear etc. Lounge area seats 5, leading to balcony with table and 6 chairs. UK FreeSat TV and local TV & DVD player. Inside dining table & 6 chairs. Air-con/heating throughout. Luggage racks. Towels, bed linen provided and changed on weekly basis. Beach towels provided - please take only beach towels out of apartment/ to pool. Beach parasol, wheely-trollies and cool bags provided. Cot & high chair are available by advance arrangement, for a small charge. Hair dryer supplied (NB keep away from sources of water if used in bathrooms). 2 pool-side showers and a WC are available on the roof terrace.

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average rating of 4.965517 based on 75 reviews
5

Un appartement spacieux et accueillant

  • 5 of 5

Notre séjour s'est très bien déroulé avec un soin tout particulier pour l'accueil.

A notre arrivée, des efforts ont été faits pour nous recevoir plus tôt que prévu dans le contrat (suite voyage de nuit) ! Le frigo était rempli de quelques aliments, une attention très agréable !

Conformément à la description, l'appartement est fonctionnel, spacieux, confortable, bien équipé (le lave-vaisselle en panne a été réparé durant notre séjour), tranquille pour une famille de 4 (2 adultes, 2 enfants).

Globalement, nous sommes ravis, nous ne pouvons que promouvoir l'appartement !

  • Review Submitted: 10-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Ideal apartment near centre of Olhao

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very luxurious and ideally located near the centre of Olhao. The welcome was very friendly.

We spend a great week there and recommend the appartement to everyone

John and AnneMarie

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Wonderful family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 2 weeks, 5 (2 adults, 2 children and a baby) in all. Lovely spacious clean and well equipped apartment and a most ...welcome (!) Welcome Pack. Very convenient to a couple of restaurants and the ferry and only a short walk from the main "strip" with restaurants, playgrounds etc. Shopping around the corner and a great base for travel further afield should the fancy take you! The local market is great and the town itself is a maze of fabulous cobbled streets and character. The beaches are well worth the journey also, Praia do Barril was a great novelty with the train ride.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Great stay in Olha

  • 5 of 5

After having great contact with the very helpful owners true email, we, a family of five stayed at this apartment summer of 2017. The apartment is really great, it’s very large, modern, clean and at a perfect location. It offers everything you would need and more. The welcome was great and so was the “ welcome-package”, so no need to go shopping on the first day. The swimming-pool is within reach (a few steps or the elevator) and the sea almost at your doorstep. Just take the ferryboat in the harbour to go to the beaches. The islands are certainly worth a visit.

This part of Portugal is still not so very crowded with tourists and that is nice. Will recommend this apartment to anyone. Wonderful!

The Netherlands, August 2017

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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All round brilliant

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here lots of times, this time with family and then with friends.

Great that both shared our view of how great this apartment is...particularly as they are hard to impress!

Will of course be back.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Fantastic stay in an excellent apartment

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in a number of different apartments in these blocks over the years and this was by far the most homely and well kitted out. It was very clean and a great location within easy walking distance of excellent restaurants, the fantastic market and ferries/taxis to the islands . We love Olhao and would recommend this apartment and we would be very happy to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Emotions Bar; and Real Marina Hotel
Nearest Ferry
900 Metres
Olhao
Nearest Golf
13 Kilometres
Colina Verde
Nearest Train
1.2 Kilometres
Olhao
Nearest Motorway
600 Metres
N125
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Emotions Bar & RealMarina Hotel - lots on seafront
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Ria Formosa National Park Islands (by boat)
Car: not necessary

A short seafront stroll away from historic Olhao’s famous fish & produce markets, and colourful Saturday morning outdoor market. Many traditional bars and restaurants on the waterfront and in picturesque Old Town. 10 min walk to catch ferries & water taxis to the islands of Armona, Culatra and Farol - miles of sandy beaches and clear sea in the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Olhao waterfront has boat trips and eco tours and children's play areas next to the promenades. Wonderful spa facilities in the 5-star hotel next to the apartment complex. Many golf courses within an easy drive. Good walking trails in the hills to the north. Many local festivals in the summer. Olhao’s Shellfish Festival week is held in August. In July one of the largest motorbike rallies in Europe is held in nearby Faro, with an amazing parade through the city on the final day. 45 min drive to the Spanish border; or take the train and ferry to the border town of Ayamonte with its many shops and restaurants.

Other Activities: For hiking, sealife & island eco-trips, visit http://www.natura-algarve.com

Golf: Some of the many courses in the area include:

Colina Verde (at the nearby town of Moncarapacho) - http://www.golfcolinaverde.com/en/sports/golf

San Lorenzo (5 km west of Faro airport) - http://www.sanlorenzogolfcourse.com/

Pinheiros Altos - http://www.pinheirosaltos.pt/contact-us

Quinta do Lago: North and South courses - http://www.quintadolagogolf.com/en/contact/directions/

Vale do Lobo: Ocean and Royal courses - http://valedolobo.com/en/golf/

Quinta do Ria - http://www.quintadaria.com/howtofindus.php

Benamor - http://www.portugal-golf.info/algarve/benamor.htm

Monte Rei - http://www.monte-rei.com/en/location_Monte_Rei_d.html

Quinta do Cima - http://www.portugal-golf.info/algarve/quintadecima.htm

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Olhão, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
5 Nov 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£220
for 4 nights
From
£55
£350
 
 
Christmas
24 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£430
for 7 nights
£430
 
 
Winter
17 Jan 2018 - 17 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
£220
for 4 nights
From
£55
£350
 
 
Low
18 Feb 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
£260
for 4 nights
From
£65
£400
 
 
Mid
25 Mar 2018 - 19 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£320
for 4 nights
From
£80
£500
 
 
Early Summer
20 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£360
for 4 nights
From
£90
£560
 
 
High Summer
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£680
for 7 nights
£680
 
 
MId
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£340
for 4 nights
From
£85
£530
 
 
Low
30 Sep 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£260
for 4 nights
From
£65
£420
 
 
Winter
4 Nov 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£240
for 4 nights
From
£60
£370
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£450
for 7 nights
£450
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

We are able to accept rentals commencing on any day except Sunday. Departure date can be on any day of the week. For stays of less than seven nights, the 'nightly' rate applies per night. For stays of seven nights and longer we pro-rata the weekly rental rate.
For a maximum two persons - a 5% reduction on weekly rates will be applied.
Please ask for an individual quote for longer stays - good discounts available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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