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1 Bedroom Apartment Overlooking Beach, Sea & Pool, Large South Facing Balcony

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Property

Updated: 30-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Apartment in Olhos de Agua, Albufeira, Algarve - In Resort Centre, With Modern Furnishings & Breathtaking Views Of The Private Pool & Beach Below

This beautiful apartment overlooks the beach & sea, also the pool & large sun terrace. The apartment is furnished to a high standard complete with super king-size bed in the bedroom, which unzips to 2 singles if preferred, 2 leather sofa beds in the lounge, fully equipped kitchen including oven/hob, washing machine, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, bathroom with bath/shower, toilet, sink/bidet. Air-conditioning units which can also be used to heat in winter. The large sun terrace, furnished with sun loungers, table & chairs is sheltered from the wind, unlike apartments on higher floors which can be windy. You have amazing beach views and can see Vilamoura along the coast in the distance. The pool is reached by stairs or lift and there is private gated underground parking with lift access. The lift also takes you down to -6 which is street level, making the apartment easily accessible from the resort. The resort has a choice of great bars & restaurants, to suit all tastes.

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About the Owner

Tracey Knott
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
30 March, 2017

About Tracey Knott

Our family have been great fans of the Algarve for over 15 years, and have always been particularly fond of the area around Albufeira and Olhos de Agua. The opportunity to buy this property through a friend in the real estate business in Portugal arose and we jumped at the chance. We have taken great pride in furnishing the apartment with brand new good quality furniture, and guests always compliment us on the quality of the apartment and its facilities. My husband, myself our 2 children visit the Algarve 3-4 times a year. The weather is wall to wall sunshine in summer, and lovely and mild in winter with bright blue skies, perfect for golf! It makes a lovely change from the wind and rain at home, so its lovely to sneak off to Portugal for a weekend between November and March.

Tracey Knott purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Tracey Knott chose Albufeira

We were keen to get a property close to the beach, so when this property was available off plan, we could see from its location it was going to have amazing views of the beach and coastline, and also be in the centre of a beautiful Portuguese village. However it is close enough to the larger resorts of Albufeira and Vilamoura if you fancy a change of scenery one evening. Olhos de Agua, meaning Eyes of the the Water, is still a small fishing village at heart, but has some fantastic restaurants, friendly bars and a beautiful beach.

What makes this apartment unique

Our apartment offers private parking, accessible by lift. The lift also takes you right down to the street in the resort, if walking is too challenging in the sunshine! Our balcony is somewhat larger than many of the others in the complex, and is in the sun all day until approx 5pm, even in winter. It is also sheltered so if it is a bit breezy, in the cooler months, you will still feel the benefit of the warm sunshine. The views of Olhos beach and Falesia beach are breathtaking, we also overlook the pool which does not get crowded, even in high season. I can guarantee you will enjoy your stay at our apartment, and want to visit again. Some of our guests return time and time again, sometimes more than once a year. This apartment was awarded a Local Lodging Licence in 2009.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Had a great holiday here in August, immaculate apartment, everything you need there too. Fantastic views from balcony & right next to beach and town'



'Had a golf weekend here, just up the road from Vilamoura courses, perfect weekend break golf by day, bars in Olhos by night'



"The apartment is so well equipped, & in the perfect position we love Olhos and return there year after year.



"The resort has some fantastic restaurants, our favourites are Fratelli, near the beach & Ambrosia up the hill a bit, we love it here, 3rd stay at this apartment"



"thank you so much for letting us stay in your lovely apartment again, we will be back again for our little piece of paradise"



" Great location, away from the busy resort of Albufeira, great beach and lovely resort, especially fresh fish from the boats when they return, love the Sardine Festival here in early August each year"
Dec 2007
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Guestbook comments from the owner

'Had a great holiday here in August, immaculate apartment, everything you need there too. Fantastic views from balcony & right next to beach and town'



'Had a golf weekend here, just up the road from Vilamoura courses, perfect weekend break golf by day, bars in Olhos by night'



"The apartment is so well equipped, & in the perfect position we love Olhos and return there year after year.



"The resort has some fantastic restaurants, our favourites are Fratelli, near the beach & Ambrosia up the hill a bit, we love it here, 3rd stay at this apartment"



"thank you so much for letting us stay in your lovely apartment again, we will be back again for our little piece of paradise"



" Great location, away from the busy resort of Albufeira, great beach and lovely resort, especially fresh fish from the boats when they return, love the Sardine Festival here in early August each year"
Dec 2007
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22 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

5

One of the best, if not the best in Olhos de Agua

  • 5 of 5

This is our ninth extended winter break in this apartment, which speaks for itself. This one bedroom apartment is well-equipped and has been perfect for us as a retired couple. Many apartments are full of 'sad', ageing decor, furniture and equipment. Not so this one. In addition, when things have gone wrong, they have been put right quickly and efficiently.

The views from the balcony are stupendous, as shown in the photograph. WYSIWYG; the photos shown are not taken when craning your neck, leaning out at a dangerous angle, and only occurring for 10 minutes at sunrise or sunset. The balcony is very large; there is plenty of room to spread out, which is again unusual. In the winter months, the sun rises just to its left and only disappears around 15h. at the earliest, later as the spring approaches. The local beach, with its active fishing community, is only a 5-10 minute walk down the steps, of which there are many; it may take longer to walk back! For those not wishing to use the steps, the lift down to the public car park six floors below brings you out near beach level. Once on the beach, at low spring tides and when the sand is plentiful, we have walked to Falésia beach and onwards to Vilamoura (a good few kilometres), and also the other way to Maria Luisa beach. Sand amounts do, however, vary considerably from day to day and year to year. In 2017 it would have been a scramble over rocks to make the same walks.

We self-cater but even in the winter a few restaurants are open in the evening, more by day. If you have a car, as we do, then the parking two floors below is secure and easily reached by the lift just down the corridor towards the building's entrance. Olhos de Agua is an ideal centre from which to explore the Algarve; to Cape St. Vincent westwards or towards Spain across the Guadiana river to the east, and also inland to the Alentejo. The Algarve does not have the extremes of high-rise development which curse the Spanish costas; the countryside beautiful, and the nearby villages and towns interesting to explore, with lots of surviving old buildings, well-cared for by the Portuguese authorities.

One of the best!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Couldnt ask for a better apartment. Everything u cld possibly need. Amazing location

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic apartment. Balcony & views amazing. Location fantastic. Would thoroughly recommend it to familes & couples. Didnt want to come home 🌞

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Can only endorse other reviews.

Great location, great views, and just as described.

Apartment was very clean with everything that you could need (and more). Balcony superb. Very close to everything without being too close.

Having the use of a lift down to street/beech level was great and we used it two or three times a day. All information provided was just great.

We had a lovely holiday in a lovely apartment.

Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your commebts. We strive to provide everything our guests need and are honest with our description.
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5

Lovely apartment with great views and excellent outdoor space

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the apartment for 9 days recently it was a lovely comfortable apartment with superb outdoor space and outstanding views to wake up to each day. One floor below is a lovely pool terrace again with outstanding views.

The terrace area and pool were kept extremely clean and well maintained with plenty of sunloungers should you require them.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay at the amazing views from our balcony. It really is a great view to wake up to each day.
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4

brilliant holiday experience with amazing views

  • 4 of 5

Great apartment with amazing views over the ocean and the beach. So handy for shops, restaurants and bars and the three local beaches are all excellent, clean and safe with lifeguards on duty. You couldn't ask for a better experience in the Algarve. Only problem is no wifi but doesn't overly detract from the overall great experience.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Terrace with great sea views.

  • 5 of 5

Well equipt apartment in a well maintained building. The location was excellent with easy access to the main street of Olhos de Agua - yet far enough away to avoid any noise from the bars and resturants.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Location

From the Owner

We were keen to get a property close to the beach, so when this property was available off plan, we could see from its location it was going to have amazing views of the beach and coastline, and also be in the centre of a beautiful Portuguese village. However it is close enough to the larger resorts of Albufeira and Vilamoura if you fancy a change of scenery one evening. Olhos de Agua, meaning Eyes of the the Water, is still a small fishing village at heart, but has some fantastic restaurants, friendly bars and a beautiful beach.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 30 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Acqua at 100 Metres Nearest Golf : Balaia Golf at 3 Kilometres Nearest Train : Ferreiras/Albufeira at 7 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 at 13 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Acqua at 100 Metres Nearest Beach : Olhos de Agua at 150 Metres Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

To view a video of the apartment, follow the link to our website below and click on the YouTube link on the home page. The nearest beach is a few minutes walk away with many other beaches a short distance away. The beach in Olhos de Agua is in a small bay, there are shops, bars and restaurants close to the beach. Just around the headland is the long beach of Praia Falesia which stretches all the way to Vilamoura, walkable in approx 60 minutes along the shore!

Travel:

Faro Airport 30km. We recommend transfers are booked with www.mytransfer.pt Car hire not essential, but best prices are at airport if you wish to hire a car. Taxi rank 5 minutes walk (taxi to Albufeira centre approx 7 euros). Bus Stop 5 minute walk away. Excursions to tourist attractions available from Olhos de Agua. The nearest railway station is at Ferreiras/Albufeira and you can take a train to Lisbon from here for a reasonable fare. Note: It is called Albufeira station, but it is actually in the village of Ferreiras, which is 6km from Albufeira. There is a taxi rank at the station.

Distances:

Faro 30km.

Albufeira Strip 4km.

Albufeira Old Town 6km.

Vilamoura 14km.

Zoo Marine 14km.

Splash and Slide Waterpark 32km.

Ayamonte (Spanish border) 88km.

Further Details:

The nearest shops, cashpoint and chemist are approx 200m away. A choice of restaurants and bars are within 150m of the apartment complex. Although the apartments are on the hillside overlooking the bay, access is very easy as the lift takes you to the pool area or to street level near the beach. Taxi rank and bus stop 5 minute walk away.

Portugal Tourism Licence: This property has had a tourism licence since 2009. The licences were all renewed in 2015. The licence number is 21016/AL.

In order to obtain the licence the licence the owner needs to satisfy the council that the property is safe and adheres to local legal requirements.

This is really important, as many properties in Portugal are let illegally, without licences and may be in danger of being closed down, without notice by the council (CAMARA).

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Spring
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£173
for 3 nights
£350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £2 per night, per additional guest
 
Low
1 Apr 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£209
for 3 nights
£435
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £2 per night, per additional guest
 
special offer
9 Apr 2017 - 15 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£190
for 3 nights
From
£50
 
 
Low
16 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£209
for 3 nights
£435
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £2 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£252
for 3 nights
£535
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £2 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£263
for 3 nights
£560
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £2 per night, per additional guest
 
High
1 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£302
for 3 nights
From
£88
£652
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £2 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£740
for 7 nights
From
£100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £2 per night, per additional guest
 
Super Peak
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£775
for 7 nights
From
£105
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £2 per night, per additional guest
 
High
1 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£280
for 3 nights
From
£80
£620
£2,440
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £2 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn
2 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£193
for 3 nights
From
£51
£440
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £2 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
1 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£126
for 3 nights
£240
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £2 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£139
for 3 nights
£270
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £2 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year
7 Jan 2018 - 28 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£126
for 3 nights
£240
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £2 per night, per additional guest
 
Special Rate
29 Jan 2018 - 26 Feb 2018
27 night minimum stay
£769
for 27 nights
£229
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £2 per night, per additional guest
 
spring
27 Feb 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£177
for 3 nights
£360
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £2 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£214
for 3 nights
£445
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £2 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
cleaning £40

Booking Notes:
Reservations will be provisionally held for 7 days until the deposit is paid. 25% deposit required to confirm reservation, payable by online transfer or Debit/Credit Card. Balance due 2 months prior to departure preferably by bank transfer (please request account details) or by cheque. Damages deposit of £150 to be sent with balance, this is refunded 7 days after your stay providing no damages occur.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day and length of stay are flexible. Minimum stay of 7 nights applies from 16 July - 31 August.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for property for 7 nts. For durations other than 7 nights calculate nightly rate, or contact us for a quote. Minimum stay is 3 nights, long stays of 21 nights+ will get a discounted rate. The dates you require can be held for a week, after which you will need to pay a deposit or the availability will be released.

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Facilities

From the Owner

Our apartment offers private parking, accessible by lift. The lift also takes you right down to the street in the resort, if walking is too challenging in the sunshine! Our balcony is somewhat larger than many of the others in the complex, and is in the sun all day until approx 5pm, even in winter. It is also sheltered so if it is a bit breezy, in the cooler months, you will still feel the benefit of the warm sunshine. The views of Olhos beach and Falesia beach are breathtaking, we also overlook the pool which does not get crowded, even in high season. I can guarantee you will enjoy your stay at our apartment, and want to visit again. Some of our guests return time and time again, sometimes more than once a year. This apartment was awarded a Local Lodging Licence in 2009.

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
  • village

Attractions

  • bay
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom with bath/shower over, wc, bidet and sink.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with superking-size bed (unzips to 2 singles). Full length mirror.Chest of drawers, bed side table and lamp, wall mirror, hairdryer. Fitted wardrobes. Digital combination safe.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Veranda

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: This apartment will suit couples, families & golfers. Due to its close proximity to the resort it makes it a very stress free location to stay for a holiday. Fantastic beaches within easy reach & close to the busier resorts of Albufeira & Vilamoura. The apartment is only 40 mins from the airport, transfers can be booked for approx 60 euros return. We have reversable air-conditioning throughout which can be used for heating in winter. There are a large number of golf courses close by. We have a very high level of repeat business, many of our guests fell in love with the apartment when they first came & now come back every year. We have furnished it with high quality modern furniture, and our guests comment on how well equipped it is. We have satellite TV with 100's of channels including UK channels and also a DVD Player. The resort has some amazing restaurants and some friendly bars, and there are 2 supermarkets within easy walking distance. Car hire not essential. Outside: The apartment has a 45 sq metre sun terrace, which is one of the largest in the complex and unlike those on higher floors is completely sheltered from wind. You can enjoy the sun all day long, but shade is available if the sun gets too much. There is a table, 4 chairs, parasol, 4 sunloungers on the large terrace, which overlooks the beach and pool area. The pool area has a shower and can be accessed by lift or stairs. The lift in the complex goes down to -6 and -4 which is street level in the resort. Alternatively if you are energetic, you can use the steps that come out right on the beach by La Cigale restaurant. Street parking is available but in high season the area is very busy, so we have the luxury of underground parking, accessible by lift. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bathroom towels, bed linen & cleaning included. The apartment will be cleaned before & after your stay, If you require linen changed mid-stay there will be a charge of £30. Beach towels can be rented for £20 for 4/£10 for 2, and must be booked in advance. Other: All Algarve rental properties must by law have a Lodging License which means the property achieves Portuguese Health and Safety Standards. It is essential to check this exists before you rent. This apartment has had a Lodging Licence since 2009.

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