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Spacious Apartments, Private Balcony, Sea Views, Roof Top Pool, Air-Con, Wi-fi - Pure Algarve 2D (Sleeps 5. 3 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking



Pure Algarve 2D (Sleeps 5. 3 Bedrooms)

Apartment 2D is located on the second floor and has a spacious lounge/diner with two comfortable sofas, dining table for 6, wide screen TV Portuguese television and English channels, Wi-fi and an i-pod docking station. Sliding double doors lead out on to the private balcony with wonderful views out to the Ria Formosa, and seating for 6.

The kitchen is well equipped and has all modern appliances including a microwave, dishwasher and washer-drier. The laundry room has a rack for drying clothes and houses the central vacuuming unit.

Both the main bedroom and second bedroom can be a large double or twin, and have generous fitted wardrobes with remote interior light, bedside tables with lamps, and a dressing table with mirror over. The main bedroom is complete with an ensuite bathroom (shower over).

The single bedroom has a fitted wardrobe, a standard size single bed and bedside table with lamp.

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About the property

Pure Algarve 2D,

Two bright and spacious comfortably furnished apartments located on the quiet edge of the fishing town of Olhão, with wonderful views overlooking the Ria Formosa and out to Faro. Close to all amenities, and adjacent to the new 5 star Real Marina Hotel and spa, only a short walk down the palm lined Marina front takes you towards the historic Markets and the centre of the fishing town of Olhão. The hustle & bustle of the old town with its many cafés, bars and restaurants, local fishermen taking out brightly painted traditional fishing boats, Olhão always has something for you to see, with many shaded seating areas for you to stop and enjoy the view and soak up the atmosphere.

Helen Rimmer
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We would like to say thank you for being so helpful on our holiday in your apartment. We will certainly be back. The apartment is lovely, very spacious tastefully decorated and lovely comfy beds. We loved the town and the islands." Julia & Frank

"We had such a good week and loved what Olhão had to offer in terms of eating, drinking and beach relaxation. The apartment worked really well and was superbly equipped." Ian & Family

"Thank you so much for the use of the apartment for our holiday, it was superb" Kevin & Patricia and Family

"Just wanted to say how fabulous your apartment is, you have provided everything we needed and more! The beach towels are brilliant for taking advantage of the low-cost flights, and the information given on your website is second to none, so we all thank you very much! Will definitely recommend to family and friends!" Kay, Val, Trevor, Evan and Jonah
Mar 2011
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We return the Security Deposit within 14 days of departure, less any deductions.

Payment methods are by PayPal. bank Transfers are possible, but will incur extra costs.

Changeover Day:
We can be flexible on changeover days to take advantage of cheaper flights, and we do try to accommodate your flight times. However, check in is from 4.00pm and check out is 10.00am unless previous arrangements have been made. Welcome Packs can be booked.

Notes on prices:
Prices are shown per week, and in Euros. If transferring money from sterling to Euros, PayPal is a secure and easy method to do this, and you don't have to be a registered PayPal user.

Price includes linen, towels, beach towels and the end clean. A cot with linen and a high-chair are available at no extra cost. An extra children's bed can be arranged for €75.00/week with linen.

Enquiries for Christmas & New Year, or Winter Lets of a minimum of 2 months, please contact us.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Olhão in Municipality of Olhão

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski pass optional
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: These lovely apartments are light, airy and fresh, all furniture is new, of good quality and comfort, and all of the beds are English Orthopaedic. Linen and towels - including beach towels - are provided. A filter coffee machine and hair drier are provided for guest use. Each of the rooms have separately controllable air-conditioning/heating, and electric security black out shutters. There is a safe in each of the larger bedrooms. Smoke detectors have been fitted. There is lift and stair access to the apartments, and these also service the roof top terrace and pool area, which has a shower area and toilet. We also provide a cool bag and ice blocks, beach umbrella and beach towels for trips to the beach, which should help cut down on you luggage weight. Sorry, but pets are not allowed. Both apartments are strictly Non-Smoking. The apartments are available to be let singly or together. Outside: The apartments have a good sized private balcony with dining table & comfortable chairs - enough for 6, with uninterrupted views of the Ria Formosa, perfect for a morning breakfast or an evening drink as you watch the sun go down. The shared roof top terrace with pool offers stunning panoramic views out to Faro and the Ria Formosa. We provide sun loungers for guest use.


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Pure Algarve 2D (Sleeps 5. 3 Bedrooms)
average rating of 4.875 based on 9 reviews

Superb apartment in wonderful Olhao.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfully appointed apartment with everything we needed. Sunny west facing balcony, perfect for dining and enjoying the evening sunsets. We enjoyed walks around the Rio Formosa accessible just across the road where you can see flamingoes, spoonbills, egrets etc. Bring some binoculars. Pool on the roof small but perfectly formed with amazing views all round and sun beds available. Only a 10-15 minute walk to the ferry terminal to go to the islands with their stunning beaches. Plenty of bars and good quality restaurants to choose from within easy walking distance. Short taxi ride from the airport so no need for a car unless you want to explore further a field. Warm welcome from the owner very much appreciated. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Apartment was great and the town was good and lots of restaurants to choose from .all up we had a good time

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Fabulous Apartment

  • 5 of 5

A lovely resort made all the nicer by the wonderful apartment we stayed in (2D). Very well appointed, has all of the usual equipment you would expect but it's the little things like beach towels, a shopping trolley so that you're not carrying 5 litre bottles of water back from the shops. We were extremely pleased with the location and standard of the apartments and would go as far as saying the photo's on the website don't do full justice to the reality.

Would definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
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5 star

  • 5 of 5

Great location close to the airport & a good choice of restaurants. The appartment is absolutely fabulous. Immaculate with everything you need down to beach towels. We have been to this general area in Portugal many times & this is by far the best appartment we have ever stayed in. We can highly recommend it. Fabulous customer service provided by both John & Helen. We will be back & hopefully sooner rather than later

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We visited Olhao in May and stayed at this apartment. What a lovely place to stay with all mod cons and with lovely views . John and Helen met us on arrival and were very friendly and could not do enough to help. The apartment was huge, immacualtely clean and comfortable. Sun all afternoon and evening on the balcony. Took the boat trip to Farol which was beautiful.. Will be returning.

Mary (Ireland)

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Good price/quality

  • 4 of 5

We rented this apartment 2 weeks and it was very confortable , quality beddings , everything was clean and brand new . Nice terrace with adorable sea and saltpanning views , we saw many Flamingos and other waterbirds , very lovely ! Olhao is a 5 min walk with gipsy markets , much good restaurants and our favorite was Gosto & Disto !

The old town of Faro was very beautiful and charming !

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Faro International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
Vilage Marina
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Olhão Train Station
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.9 Kilometres
Ria Formosa Isla Armona/Culatra - local ferry
Car: not necessary


Whilst Olhão town itself does not offer a beach, it is a gateway to the famous "Ilhas" of Armona , Culatra and Farol, which provide beautiful deserted sandy beaches. Reached by both water taxi, which is available from almost right outside the apartments in the busier season, and regular ferry services all year round, which are about a 10 minute walk down the beautiful Marina front. The nearest Ilha is Armona and is about 10-15 minutes away. The main Ilhas have cafés and restaurants.


The main airport for the Algarve is Faro International Airport, and there are regular flights to Faro from all over Europe. Many operators offer good flight deals to the Algarve right throughout the year. Situated only 20 minutes form Faro airport, a taxi to the Pure Algarve apartments should be around €20.00. Cafés, restaurants, beaches and supermarkets are all within walking distance, the hire of a car is not essential unless you wish to discover the beautiful Algarve countryside.


Olhão is only 9km from Faro, and there are frequent bus and train services, the stations are only a 10-15 minute walk form the apartment, offering services to many of the historic towns of the Algarve. The historical town of Tavira is 25km to the East which is about 15 minutes by car, and if you do choose to hire a car, the A22 Via Infante motorway is only 10 minutes dive to access the rest of the Algarve.

Further Details:

The Eastern Algarve is the lesser known area of the Algarve,and for this reason remains largely unspoilt. A near perfect climate and a beautiful coastline offers miles of unspoilt beaches,and the inland hills offer an insight into the old Algarve. The friendliness of the people,the mix of cultures and the local architecture all show influences of the Greeks,Romans and Muslims who populated the Algarve before the Portuguese conquest in 1249.

Traditionally a fishing village,Olhão is famous for seafood and this can be experienced by a trip to one of the many wonderful seafood restaurants,or to see the famous fish market in the historic buildings on the sea front at the heart of Olhão. The hustle and bustle of the old town with its many cafés,bars and restaurants is just a short walk form the apartment. Venture a little further through the winding narrow streets, and you will discover a wealth of shops,boutiques and a few more cafés tucked away to the side.

Olhão Marina is bursting full of yachts,motorboats and traditional fishing vessels,and provide a perfect backdrop to an evening stroll,or a brisk morning walk to get fresh bread and a newspaper. There is always something to see-with many palm shaded seating areas you can stop and enjoy the view,soaking up the atmosphere.

Local shops,bakeries,supermarkets,banks,cafés,restaurants and bars are all within easy walking distance. There is a regular market every Saturday morning at the markets on the seafront,and there is a wonderful selection of fresh fruits,vegetables and fresh fish. Markets in other towns occur on other days of the week.

New this year,we can offer the option of taking a relaxing massage in the comfort and privacy of the apartment. Booking before your holiday,you will benefit from a 10% discount. If you would like to see the options available, please enquire and we can email the Massage List for you to select from.

All this information is in a Welcome Information File in each apartment.