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Luxury Apartment In Marina Village; License No 561/AL

Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

Apartment in Olhao, Eastern Algarve, Portugal - Stunning Views Over The Ocean And Ria Formosa Nature Reserve

A beautiful, spacious, 3rd floor, one-bedroom apartment located within Marina Village, on the waterfront, in the heart of historic Olhao. This modern, newly furnished, air-conditioned apartment has a large balcony where you can sit and enjoy the stunning, uninterrupted views of the ocean and Ria Formosa Nature Reserve. There is a pool on the rooftop where you can enjoy a 360-degree view over the town of Olhao, the marina, and across to the sandspit islands of Armona and Culatra with their beautiful white, sandy beaches. These ihlas are easily reached by ferries that run from the quayside, just a short walk away, along the pleasant, paved promenade. A wealth of restaurants, shops and bars can be found along the waterfront and in the winding, cobbled back streets, all within walking distance. Olhao has a daily market where you can buy freshly caught fish and seafood, and locally grown fruit and vegetables.

Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
27 February, 2017

About The Owner

We live in North Wales and first holidayed in the Eastern Algarve in 2007. We love it here, with the relaxing pace of life, the friendly people, the beautiful beaches and the all-year-round sun. The flight to Faro is only two and a half hours for us, and then from the airport it's a 15 minute drive to Olhao. If we catch an 8.00 am flight we can be here by lunchtime. When we had the chance to buy this lovely waterfront apartment here, with such a stunning view of the ocean and nature reserve, we couldn’t resist it.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2010

Why The Owner chose Olhao region

We consider this area of the Algarve to be largely unspoilt by tourism. Although Olhao is a tourist destination it retains its charm as it is still very much a traditional Portuguese fishing town. The restaurants here have lovely, fresh food and wine at very reasonable prices, whereas many other holiday destinations have become expensive, especially to eat out. We love taking the ferry to the sandspit islands of Armona or Culatra; it is like stepping back in time, wandering past the pretty beach houses that line the paths to the beautiful white sandy beaches. There are no cars there and the beaches are never crowded, even in high season. The countryside inland is beautiful and we have spent many days exploring the various tiny hilltop villages where time seems to have stood still.

What makes this apartment unique

All the restaurants, cafe-bars, shops, markets and banks are within a short walk of the apartment, yet at the same time, it is just far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the main street in Olhao, so you have the best of both worlds.

You can chill out on the balcony, or in the rooftop pool after a day of sightseeing. The fact that only a few of the apartments in the building have access to this pool is definitely a bonus. The views and sunsets from our balcony are breathtaking; the only downside is having to tear ourselves away from the view when it is time to return home to the UK. After all, there are not many places you get the chance to see pink flamingoes whilst you are eating your breakfast..

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful holiday in Olhao. Your apartment is lovely, especially with the wonderful views… We really liked the Olhao area, and loved going over to the little ilhas. We would really love to go over again and stay at your place. V & B, Devon

Great apartment; well furnished and spacious. Even better when you have the pool to yourselves most days. Glorious sunsets. A+K, Scottish Borders

Just returned from Olhao having spent a superb fortnight in this hidden gem of the Algarve. Your apartment met and even exceeded our expectations; it was the perfect base. N+S, Essex

Lovely apartment with outstanding views. Beautiful sunsets. Lovely walks into town; plenty of restaurants and bars. Would come again; lovely area and people very friendly. D & M, Cambridge

We had a fantastic time. Your apartment feels luxurious with the most amazing view. Will return and certainly recommend your apartment to others. A+M, Kent
Aug 2010
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Great week in Julia's apartment

  • 5 of 5

Lovely week in this splendid apartment, great views and close to town. Facilities excellent good Samsung telly with English channels and very good WiFi.Kitchen easy to use and plenty of pans etc. We recommend Dorkas at the rear of the fish market for coffee and cocktails and O Bote and Terra I Mar restaurants for food both of which are a 5-10 min walk. We would come again without a doubt.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 4 of 5

A superb location for Olhao town and a great base for sight seeing. The apartment overlooks the salt marshes and you can relax enjoy the sunshine on the balcony watching the locals and birds activities. It is so well placed for the old town and the fresh fish and fruit markets are absolutely superb. The Mars rep was very efficient on showing us around the apartment and was available if we had issues( The toaster needed replacing and she did this the same day). The apartment itself is large clean and very modern, the downside is that the beds are extremely hard and there were no cleaning products left for us to ensure that we left the place as we found it. Other rental properties we have used always provide a welcome basket to get you started and some items such as cooking oil and herbs to ensure a good stay - there was nothing at all in the apartment. Having said that Lidl is just down the road. This would certainly make the rating 5 star if provided.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Our experience was excellent, a lovely clean apartment perfect for any couple

  • 5 of 5

Olhao is a lovely untouched fishing town, with loads of very good restaurants from Italian to Chinese, Indian ,Mexican and of course local cuisine constisting of many fresh sea food restaurant wish were only amazing....

Roof top pool was perfect nice and quiet, shops were a short walk, We would recommend the contential which has everything and reasonable..

Ideal for a quiet break not over done with tourist which can be nice.

The beach is a short boat trip if interested and ideal for bird watching

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb apartment - just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week here in July 2016 and the apartment was everything as advertised, it was superb. High standard of fixtures and fittings and a good comfort level throughout, though the beds were too firm for our liking.

It was our ideal base for travels across the algarve (we hired a car) as we explored the region. We would come back for a swim in the roof top pool which we always had to ourself and enjoy the spectacular views.

If you are looking at this apartment the photos are wholly accurate, it really is this nice!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ideal Apartment

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd stay in this clean, modern and confortable apartment.We didnt know what to expect weather wise in February, but out of the 3 weeks stay we had one day of light drizzle. The rest of the time temperature was between 16/20 c but chilly in the evenings.

All amenites are a short walk away and a variety of restaurants to choose from, to suit all tastes.

3 large supermarkets are close by, and there's even a shopping trolley provided, to get your provisions.

Within easy walking distance is the railway station, Fuseta and Tavira are worth a visit only a short train ride away. We paid another visit to Faro as we never tire of the old town.

We would definetly recommend this apartment to anyone who is wanting a relaxing break.

We are both looking forward to returning in the Autumn,

There are 3 large supermarkets

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent apartment, just as advertised. It is very spacious and modern and was spotlessly clean. Lovely views from the large balcony across the nature reserve and to the sea. Sunbeds on the balcony are also included.

The roof top pool was also very clean, plenty of room to sunbathe; lovely views all around.

The booking process was very straightforward, and Julia was always very helpful with any queries we had. There were also plenty of brochures and information available in the apartment.

Olhao is very unspoilt, a lot quieter and not as “touristy” as Albufeira. Great choice of restaurants and the prices are also cheaper than the main tourist regions.

We hired a car and visited Tavira which is also recommended, and again not one of the main tourist regions.

We also went across on the ferry to the islands of Armona and Culatra. The small beaches are beautiful and well worth a visit.

In summary, this is a fantastic apartment and is a great base to explore this region. Had a great holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Jan 2017 - 18 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
19 Mar 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
23 Apr 2017 - 20 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
21 May 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Season
25 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
1 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
29 Oct 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
2 Jan 2018 - 17 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
18 Mar 2018 - 21 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £120

Changeover Day: Flexible. Check-in is 12 pm. Check-out time is 10 am, but please ask if not suitable and we will do our best to accommodate. A 20 Euro fee will be payable in cash for guests arriving at the apartment for meet and greet after 10 pm.
A fee of £18 GBP will be payable for international payments which incur bank charges for receiving/refunding non-UK funds.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in GBP. If you prefer to pay in Euros please enquire and we will provide a price in Euros.
For 4 night stays (available only on certain dates as specified on the pricing table) please ask for the price per night.
Discounts considered for long winter lets; please ask for details.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Olhão in Algarve

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 98 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • waterfront
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Bathroom 1 - En-suite with full size bath, with shower over and shower screen. Washbasin with mirror over. WC and bidet. Bathroom 2 - WC, washbasin with mirror over.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 1 Bedroom - sleeps 2 Bedroom with divan beds that can accommodate a double or 2 singles. Bedside tables with lamps. Huge built-in wardrobes. Electric blackout shutters. Air-conditioning. En-suite bathroom. Hairdryer provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The apartment is fully air-conditioned, with heating available for the winter months. All windows are double glazed with electric blackout shutters. Sorry, no pets or smoking permitted in the apartment. The set up of the apartment makes it unsuitable for young children, i.e, below the age of 7, due to health and safety reasons. Free wi-fi connection is available in the apartment. Outside: The large balcony has a table and 4 comfortable chairs where you can enjoy alfresco dining or a refreshing drink in the evening, whilst watching the sun set. There are also 2 sun beds and a parasol. With an incredible view over the ocean and the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve - a bird twitcher's paradise - you may even be lucky enough to see the pink flamingos in their nesting habitat. The rooftop pool is for guests only, shared between a select few apartments. Utility Room: Separate drying area, just off kitchen, with iron, ironing board and clothes airer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Price includes final clean and laundry. Ample towels (not beach towels) and linen are provided. For stays of 2 weeks or more the price also includes clean laundry every week, unless a long winter let; please ask for more details. Other: Balcony. Patio windows open onto a large balcony overlooking the ocean and nature reserve. Comfortable terrace furniture for 4 people to enjoy alfresco dining. Two sunbeds with parasol.

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