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Beautiful, Modern Duplex Apartment

Bedrooms 4
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in Olhos D'Agua, Nr. Albufeira, Central Algarve - Quiet Yet Central Location, 5 Minutes Walk To The Beach

Clean, light and spacious 4 bedroom apartment with 3 bathrooms arranged over two floors with spiral staircase.

The lower floor has a sitting room, kitchen & two of the bedrooms; the master bedroom, a double with full ensuite bathroom, and a twin bedded room with shower room situated next door. The two bedrooms on the lower level and the sitting room have small balconies and there is a large, quiet terrace by the pool for sunbathing, picnicking and bbq's.

The upper level is reached by spiral staircase and has two very large bedrooms situated in the attic area, each with a roof light window; one bedroom is a double and the other a twin bedded room, sharing a shower room situated between the bedrooms.

A fold out single bed and a baby cot are available if required.

All bedding and towels are included except for beach towels. The bedding & towels will be changed weekly.

The pool area is communal to the apartment block but is not often used by other residents, so you may well have the ample terrace area to yourself. We provide a number of sunbeds for our guests use.

The apartment is only a few minutes walk from the centre of the village with all it's superb restaurants, bars, shops and lovely sandy beach. The fantastic long Falesia beach is only a few minutes further, over the cliff and the pretty Marie Luisa Beach a few minutes in the other direction. There are several golf courses close by. Taxis are always readily available at the taxi ranks in the village & there is a regular bus service to Albufeira & Faro which stops just around the corner.

The location is fairly quiet whilst remaining central to all facilities within easy walking distance.

However, car hire, bicycle hire, buses and taxis are all available close by should they be required.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

About Lesley

My partner & I live in England but spend our holidays in the Algarve at our lovely apartment. Letting it out allows us to keep the apartment and maintain it at it's current high standard.

We hope that you will love it as much as we do and appreciate any feed back that you can provide to ensure that all is kept in good order.

Lesley purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Lesley chose Olhos de Água

It's a beautiful area, close to all the local amenities, but in a quiet location. Lovely beaches only a short walk away, and plenty of great places to eat and drink within a stones throw.

Friendly locals and a wonderful atmosphere.

What makes this apartment unique

Everything you could need is close by but does not spoil the beauty and ambience of the place. The big towns are only a short bus ride away so the village is relatively quiet.

Though the apartment shares a pool with the whole building it is rare to see any of the other residents using the pool.

Both pool & gardens are well maintained, clean and attractive. The pool area is well screened and allows you to feel completely private. It is possible to bbq on the pool terrace if required, on the understanding that the area is completely cleared & cleaned up afterwards. Failure to do so could jepordise your security deposit.

The exterior of the building was totally repainted during 2010 to ensure that it is kept in tiptop condition.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Had to write and tell you what a fabulous apartment you have,your apartment surpassed all my expectations, we all kept saying to each other how good it all is, the pool was like having your own personal pool and garden, huge space inside as well and home from home with all the facilities. We had real fun, we hope to be able to be book again in the future. Everything about our holiday was great. Weather was lovely, between about 25 and 30 degrees. Olhos d’Agua is a lovely area and had everything you need, lovely friendly locals and restaurants.'

'Just wanted to say thank you so very much for a great holiday in your apartment.'
Jun 2006
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Olhos de Água in Municipality of Albufeira

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • village
  • Family
  • Lift ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , vanity unit wash basin & mirror.This bathroom is en suite.
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , vanity unit wash basin with mirror over.
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , vanity unit wash basin with mirror over.
  • En suite bathroom to bedroom one with bath & shower over, WC, bidet & wash basin. With window. Shower room with shower cubicle, WC & wash basin. With window. Upper floor shower room with shower, WC, bidet & wash basin.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , this bedroom has a full en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , TV for dvd player
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) + fold out single bed & baby cot if required Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, balcony and en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 with twin beds,(cot), balcony and shower room. Bedroom 3 with double bed. Bedroom 4 with twin beds. Fold out single bed. Bedrooms 3 & 4 are situated on the upper floor & share a shower room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: N. B. The spiral staircase may present a bit of a danger to toddlers. Please note this is a strictly no smoking apartment. Outside: There is a shared pool of approximately 10 metres, with a large and attractive grassed and paved terrace surrounding it. The pool is rarely used by other residents. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and bathroom towels are provided. Weekly maid service to do cleaning & laundry (towels & bedding only).


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Beautiful, Modern Duplex Apartment
average rating of 4.647059 based on 18 reviews

Great apartment well equipped well decorated

  • 5 of 5

It was close to both supermarket and restaurants. Beach was a short walk down a gentle Hill.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, glad you liked it.
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Mississauga, Ont

Very spacious and clean apartment.

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was lovely. Very roomy. I traveled with 3 other women and we had a bedroom each and shared 3 bathrooms!! It can easily accommodate up to 8 people. It was very clean, and airy. Although there isn't air conditioning, there are fans. We closed the shutters during the day and opened the windows creating a breeze throughout the home making it comfortable. Having the elevator was convenient as well. The beach is bit of a walk, but well worth it. Check upstairs in the attic for some beach necessities. We found some umbrellas and mats. We couldn't get a hold of the owner initially because I had internet issues. My only complaint is that we couldn't get a hold of her on the telephone number provided. We persevered and eventually got through. Once in, all was well!! Enjoyed our stay!!!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, I'm delighted that you had a good time.
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Beautiful, Modern and Exceptionally Clean apartment.

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed a wonderful sun drenched holiday in a very central located modern apartment with a beautiful well maintained pool area. This apartment is very spacious and easily accommodated 10 guests. Will definitely recommend to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. It's been a pleasure dealing with you and I hope you return again soon. So pleased you had a good time.
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United Kingdom

Great location, well appointed and excellent pool!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great couple of days in the apartment at Olhos de Agua. It is conveniently located close to shops, restaurants & supermarkets with an easy walk to the beach. The apartment is very clean and set up well for a relaxed stay. The pool was bigger than expected and we had a lovely afternoon in the pool area mixing with other friendly families staying in the complex. We would definitely stay again if we were to return to the area. Thanks Lesley!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review, I'm delighted you enjoyed your brief stay, it was a pleasure to accommodate you. Come back again soon.
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Lovely apartment perfect for a group holiday

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is really clean, well-equipped and in a fantastic location for the beach and other places in the Algarve. Lesley was extremely generous and we really appreciated all of her help and understanding in organising our holiday. The pool was so lovely and we had it pretty much to ourselves for the whole stay, and it comes with plenty of sun-loungers. Only a ten minute walk to the beach area and very close to shops and restaurants. Only downside is the kitchen is a tiny bit small but this shouldn't be an issue!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I am delighted that you had a good time and liked the apartment. I hope you will return again soon.
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A great time had by all in a well located, clean, and spacious apartment

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the property with seven friends and couldn't recommend the experience more. The apartment was as advertised and it was a pleasure to come back to after each day exploring the area.

The owner was ever responsive and helpful in the build-up to the trip and the local contacts she gave us to transfer us to and from the airport were equally friendly and open.

All in all it was a great experience recommended by all members of my group.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this glowing review, I am so pleased that you had such a good time. We aim to please and obviously that worked for you. Holidays are for enjoying
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
65 Metres
Agua Plaza snack Bar
Nearest Golf
2.8 Kilometres
Balaia golf resort
Nearest Train
6.4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Olhos D'Agua
Car: not necessary


The closest beach is the lovely, sandy beach at Olhos D'Agua a five minute walk down the main street, where you can also watch the little fishing boats coming in.

The beautiful, long & sandy Falesia Beach can be reached on foot in about 15 minutes over the cliffs, or car in about 5 mins.

The pretty Marie Luisa beach is approx 20 min. walk through the village. All the beaches are very clean and have good beach bars and restaurants.

Water sports are available on both Falesia and Marie Luisa.


The nearest airport is Faro (FAO), which is about 30 minutes drive away. Transfers can be arranged by owner if required, or car hire company recommended if required, though car hire is by no means essential.


Albufeira Old Town is about 5km away, with a shopping mall at Algarve Shopping Centre, Guia, a little further at about 6km. Vilamoura Marina (a must for people watching) is 6km.

There is an excellent market at Quateria about 5km.

There are many organised trips available to Slide & Splash & ZooMarine, or both are within easy driving distance if you hire a car. A day trip to Lisbon is a lovely day out

Visits to the Ancient Hilltop town of Silves, and the Spa at Caldas de Monchique are recommend

Further Details:

Olhos D'Agua is a traditional, working fishing village where you can see the catch arrive on the beach each day. It has many attractive old buildings and retains a village charm, whilst being well served for reasonably priced supermarkets, it also has a clean & reliable municipal market selling fresh fish, meat, fruit & vegetables and a bakery. There is a post office, wine store, pharmacy, bank, lots of very good restaurants, bars & shops all within easy walking distance. There is even a small night club, though the nightlife is livelier at the Strip in Albufeira, a short taxi ride away.

There is also a medical centre & holistic therapy clinic should they be required.

Car, bike & quad bike hire is available in the village and many excursions can be booked in the local shops and pick-ups arranged at a very convenient location.

Infact all you need for a great holiday is on your doorstep!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
25% deposit of rental amount payable on booking (non-refundable).
Remainder payable 8 weeks before departure.
If booking less than 8 weeks in advance the total amount must be paid on booking.
Refundable security deposit of £200 payable with final balance.

Changeover Day:
Change over day - flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are per week in UK pounds. Where a booking overlaps two price band, prices will be charged pro-rata. Discounts are available by negotiation for long winter lets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.