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Luxury Apartment In A Secure Gated Complex

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

About the property

Edificio Vista Das Ondas, Torre da Medronheira, Olhos D'Agua, Central Algarve - Child Friendly, All Amenities Within Walking Distance

The apartment is located a 2 minute walk from a lovely selection of shops including cafe with Wifi, newsagent, tourist office and a new beauty salon. The Algarve is the most beautiful part of Portugal with its unspoilt beaches. Olhos D'Agua is suited for those looking for a quieter holiday away from the nightclub scene. The ideal central location and convenience of this apartment is very suitable for families and couples alike. Olhos d'Agua offers sunshine 300 days a year - a luxury break. It offers gorgeous, golden, sandy beaches, rocky coves, clear waters and rugged cliffs. The Algarve boasts nearly 40 golf courses and the West coast offers the best surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing conditions. There are numerous excellent day trips and activities such as water parks 'Zoomarine', with its seal and dolphin shows within a very short distance. Algarve's best golf courses are within a short taxi ride.

Property Manager
Niamh Smith
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
13 February, 2017

About Niamh Smith

My name is Niamh and I live in Cork, in the South of Ireland with my husband and 2 girls, aged 8 and 10.

I work part time renting holiday homes in East Cork. We bought a beautiful apartment in Portugal 4 years ago to escape on holidays and fell in love with the area. We now rent this when it is not being used by ourselves or parents.

Niamh Smith purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Niamh Smith chose Albufeira

Vista das Ondas is a new complex 5 minutes walk from the beach in Olhos D'agua. It's a little fishing village that has not lost it's charm or small size feel. The apartment is so accessible to everything and we didn't need a car in the 2 weeks we were there, which I found really added to the relaxation of the holiday. I spend so much time in the car at home on school runs etc that it was fab to not have to drive anywhere.

The supermarket is down the hill and the coffee shop and newsagent are just around the corner. We took a taxi ride into ZooMarine one day which is a must do for families and Algarve shopping Centre for obligatory shopping spree is open till 11pm. We just felt the way of life was so relaxed and the Portuguese people so friendly.

What makes this apartment unique

I felt very secure with the children as you have to have keys to open the security gates so only holidaymakers can get in. The other owners are very friendly and our kids made lots of friends and played in the pool from one end of the day to the other.

When we did manage to drag them away from the pool, the beaches are the most spectacular I've been to - white and sandy and so clean. Olhos and Maria Luisa beach are within walking distance!

Now that the girls are older, we visited Aquashow and it was the best day of our holiday there in June.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Niamh

WOW WOW WOW...You are so lucky to have that lovely apartment, on behalf of all of us i would like to say a big big thank you for letting us use your apartments they were like home from home and in a perfect area we had a great time and the weather was unbelievable. Thank you again and if we go to Portugal again we will def be in touch.A big thank you again, Christina

Thank you so much for such a lovely time at your apartment. The location, the facilities and being in the heart of Olhos D'agua with restaurants, buses and shuttles just 3 mins away made our stay so enjoyable. I loved the pool. The unit was so spacious and spotlessly clean and to have tea,coffee cleaning agents and other goodies was such a bonus. We will definitely be back. It was a pleasure to deal with you

quick text to say how impressed we are with your accommodation. We will be highly recommending you and your apartment. Excellent weather, the apartment was fantastic and you were kind an
Jan 2010
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5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

North West England

Excellent property, great location

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this property for the last 2 years and are returning again this summer. The apartment is immaculate, tastefully decorated, like a home from home. In a great location, close to the beach, shops and restaurants.

The owners of the property are very helpful and are keen to ensure you enjoy your stay in the apartment.

Would definately recommend this apartment to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I have been visiting Olhos De Agua for many years and this is by far one of the best apartments I have ever stayed in, if not THE best. We stayed in the 2 bedroom apartment and it was spacious, clean, comfortable and the balconies had the most stunning views!!! It had everything we needed and more to have a wonderfully relaxing time in this beautiful place. We ate out most nights so didn't really use the well equipped kitchen. Our favourite restaurant is Calheiros, just down on the corner from the apartment. The food and service are fantastic in this friendly little restaurant. The apartment is ideally located for all amenities and only 5 mins walk to the beautiful beach. Niamh was an absolute pleasure to deal with and I cannot wait to book with her again, hopefully in the very near future. I cannot recommend this apartment enough, I LOVED it. The views from the balcony definitely rival those from the roof terrace in Vista Das Ondas. Thankyou very much to Niamh, I cannot wait to come back again.....Alison

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Alison for the great review. It really helps future guests who have not booked directly with owners before. People like to hear first hand from guests themselves of how close we are to everything and what a high standard the apartments are. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Niamh
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Mar 2017 - 31 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking deposit of a 20% is required at time of booking. Please contact the owner for further information or for enquiries. Booking form available through email or post.

Refundable security deposit of £100 is required (credit card details suffice). There will be no charge once a satisfactory property inspection has been completed on departure).

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  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Olhos de Água in Algarve

Property Type:
  • apartment
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • The Main bathroom has a bath, shower and bidet with a large sink area and full wall mirror.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The spacious master bedroom has a king size bed. There are sliding doors leading onto the sun terrace which has views over the countryside.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Golf ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The Apartment has a fully equipped modern kitchen with all modern appliances - washing machine, dishwasher, cutlery & delph, microwave, oven and fridge. There is a TV and Dvd player in the sitting room. Wifi is provided in the apartment. There are security gates to access the complex and security cameras. Secure underground and exterior parking available. The apartment has an intercom. The kidney shaped swimming pool provides sun loungers for guests use. Outside: Beautiful landscaped gardens surround the pool and flood lit tennis court areas. This complex is very suitable for families with children and has a small kiddies pool. The kidney shaped pool is surrounded by an area for sun loungers and has umbrellas to catch some shade under if you so wish. Supermarket is within 5 minute walk and the local town of Olhos d'Agua is 7 minutes walk and has lovely restaurants to cater to all types. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided. Cleaning is available on request. Other: There is a large well appointed sun terrace with sliding doors providing a perfect setting for breakfast or coffee while watching the sun rise. All windows have black out shutters for a full night sleep.

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