Cottage in Olhao, East Algarve - Rural Location, 5 min to Olhao and 10 min to Fuzeta beach
30 minutes from Faro airport. Only 10 minutes drive to the little harbour town of Fuzeta with its own beach and ferry to the island beach, 15 minutes to the nearest golf course, convenient access to Olhao railway station, 30 minutes drive to Spanish border and just an hour away to Autodrome Algarve, the new race circuit. Own transport recommended. Within 25 minutes walking distance to local restaurant bar and bus stop to Olhao.
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
Katrina and Brendan have intimate knowledge of the Algarve through decades of holidaying in this beautiful part of the world and, over recent years, through owning property and living here. We are very clear on what makes a great holiday and on the kind of people who are attracted to holidays of this type. It is our aim to make sure that everybody leaves Portugal with an overwhelming desire to come back. And soon!
Guestbook comments from the manager
Accomodation fantastic, everything you need plus peace and tranquility, May 2010, the Whiston family. The pool the best we have had, the Stoker family. Marvellous cottage, great location, B & C Gregory. Another superb holiday, excellent accomodation and pool, K & D Morgan. Thankyou so much for such a fabulous holiday in your beautiful cottage, the Washington family.
5 based on 6 holidaymaker reviews
Quite simply a wonderful place to stay. Katrina and Brendan are fabulous hosts and the villa is a haven for a restful holiday. BBQ fresh fish, splash around in pool, snooze under palm tree or simply sit and enjoy the warmth of the Algarve. Perfect!
Absoloute paradise if relaxing by the pool is what you like to do then look no further. You won't find a place as peaceful with beautiful gardens and pool. we have just spent 2 weeks chilling and didn't want to come home it was our fourth stay here and it won't be our last. Katrina and Brandan are lovely hosts. Supermarkets and restaurants are very reasonably priced with a great variety to choose from you won't be disappointed!!
Heaven Sent !
We spent 10 days in paradise....! We had hoped for sunshine and relaxation and we had an abundance of both ! The villa was most comfortable - the pool and gardens simply stunning ! It was extremely hot so we did not stray far from the pool...... The villa is in a very quiet location off the beaten track and had everything we could have wished for. Thank you Katrina & Brendan for your warm hospitality - and also for the very kind welcome pack....we visited the lovelyTavira several times when we could tear ourselves away from the pool ! Our holiday was certainly heaven sent and just what we needed - we hope to return and wish Katrina/Brendan every success for the future !
Jill & Philip Boxall, Derbyshire
Perfection in Portugal!
Wonderful villa, fabulous location and lovely hosts - what more can you ask for! Having visited the Algarve on many occasions, Quinta das Andorinhas will definitely go down as one of our favourites. The villa is simply but tastefully decorated and was supplied with everything we needed for our stay which was also complimented by a welcome pack on arrival. The pool area and gardens are beautifully kept and we made good use of the built in barbeque for cooking the wonderful fresh fish sold locally. The villa's peaceful location was just perfect for us being only a short drive to Fuzeta, where you can take the river taxi over to one of the island beaches, and the pretty town of Tavira which is lovely to stroll through and take in all the sights and sounds! Huge thanks to our friendly hosts, Brendan & Katrina, for making us feel so welcome and sharing their knowledge of the local area - we especially enjoyed the fresh orange juice and figs!! We would not hesitate to recommend a stay here and we hope to come back again soon.
Wonderful Hidden gem
What a gorgeous find! Tucked away in the eastern Algarve is this beautifully, secluded villa. A generous welcome pack (including some freshly squeezed orange juice made by our lovely hosts Katrina and Brendan) was waiting for us when we arrived. The villa is spotlessly clean, very tastefully decorated and with everything you need for a comfortable stay. The pool and gardens are really well maintained and there is some wonderful wildlife that visits - including the swallows for who the property is name after Quinta das Andorinhas. There is lots to do in the local area, and we enjoyed visiting the Olhao fish market nearby to get our dinner for the BBQ. The coastline is very different from the central and western Algarve and not as accessible but with a bit of effort you can access some amazing, secluded beaches, like the one on the Island of Culatra, just a short ferry ride from Olhao. A stunning, unspoiled beach, with clear blue waters and white sand. And some wonderful restaurants cooking the very freshest fish.
We had a wonderful stay and would very much recommend this to anyone wanting to get away from the crowds. Great price, great location and a 5 star property. We hope to be back again soon!
A gem in the Algarve
Fantastic villa and outstanding pool. Very relaxing holiday location. Olhao is really lovely town with superb restaurants. Excellent welcome pack from owners and lots of local information and advice. Can highly recommend.
From the Owner
“We love the Algarve, and have done for decades. We chose this particular part of the Algarve because we wanted somewhere secluded, but not remote, somewhere typically Algarvian. The fact that this property came with its own orange grove, fig, olive, lemon, pomegranate trees etc was simply a bonus. Access to Olhao is easy, just 5 minutes in the car, and Olhao provides all of the services we need. There are fantastic beaches all along this part of the coast, so we're also able to be holidaymakers ourselves from time to time!”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
The area would be of great interest to nature lovers and bird watchers with its large diversity of flora and fauna. Great for fishing, walking and photography.
10 minutes drive to nearest beach.
30 minutes drive from Faro airport
5 minutes drive to Olhao, 10 minutes to Fuzeta, 25 minutes to Tavira
Olhao has choice of 5 large supermarkets, local outdoor market every Saturday, fresh vegetable and fish market daily. Local amenities include banks, restaurants, bars, local shops and internet cafes.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|
25% deposit payable on booking, balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to arrival, special arrangements for late bookings also available.
Flexible on changeover days.
Notes on prices:
Christmas and New Year £650.
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
Manager's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Ceiling Fans
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- children welcome
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom with wc, bidet and wetroom.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed Bedroom 2 with twin beds, with patio doors opening to own terrace.
- Golf ...
- Outside: Private 10x5 pool with roman end and step access, barbecue, outdoor furniture, 4 sun loungers, secure car parking area with electric gates. Utility Room: Hairdryer iron and board provided. Cot and booster seat available for under 3 year olds. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided, linen changed weekly. Other: All rooms are equipped with ceiling fans.