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High Class Apartment with Roof Top Pool, fully licensed and insured



Updated: 19-Sep-2016
Apartment in Olhao, Eastern Algarve, Portugal - Amazing Uninterupted Views Of The Ria Formosa Nature Reserve and out to sea

Stunning 3 bedroom/2 bathroom, air conditioned apartment to rent in Olhao, Eastern Algarve. The apartment is of a high standard which comprises of a fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine/dryer and other integrated appliances. The lounge/dining room has a 6 seater dinning table a TV and DVD player and a selection of games. Internet access, WI-Fi, The balcony has a large patio table for alfresco dining whilst admiring the stunning uninterrupted view of the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve with Pink Flamingos and can be enclosed in winter by the use of the folding windows. There is a roof top swimming pool with decking sun bathing area and sunbeds. Ideal location for golfers, bird watches and just relaxing. Only 15 minutes away from Faro Airport. This is a brand new apartment in the Village Marina complex. It is only a stroll away from the old town, which host a fine selection of restaurants, bars and cafes. Along the water front is a very pleasant, paved promenade with gardens, the famous markets and the ferry terminal that takes you to the islands with beautiful beaches and restaurants.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We live in the North West of England and have been coming to the Eastern Algarve for the past 15 years. We love the Portuguese way of life, and the friendly atmosphere of the people. The beautiful beaches and all year round sun make Portugal a place to be.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Olhao enhanced by the quality of our accommodation.We would certainly book with you again should the opportunity arise.Thanks again for a wonderful holiday.

Regards Ian Henderson.

Dear Howard & Bev,

Sorry not to have got back to you sooner, we've been staying with friends in Cornwall.

We intended to email you directly we returned from Olhao to say how much we'd enjoyed ourselves. The apartment is perfect, it's spacious, quiet and has the large balcony from which to admire the wonderful views of the salt lagoons and the sea. And, of course, the sunsets! We had perfect weather all week.

We enjoyed being in Olhao very much as it's a bustling fishing port and not too touristy; just a nice place to be in. One of the best things was the quality of the food in the restaurants, particularly the fish, and we didn't ever feel we were being ripped off. In fact we thought the Portuguese were charming and friendly. We really
Apr 2011
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Excellent Apartment good location Olhao

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment with all the facilites that you would require for a pleasant holiday, the interior is of a high standard with air-con in bedrooms and lounge, English television through Internet signal quality excellent.

Located on the front at Olhao a small stroll to the centre where you can sample all types of cuisine, Portuguese, Chinese, if you are a fish lover then it will suit your taste.

Would not hesitate to stay again would rate it as 5 star

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Apartment

  • 5 of 5

A well appointed property, with all the amenities required for a perfect holiday. Listing description is very accurate, property very clean and well maintained. I would recommend this property to friends, relatives and anyone wanting to travel to this area.

Close to shops and restaurants, great views over the Ria Formosa

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Luxurious living at the peaceful village

  • 5 of 5

The property and the village matched with the impression in the advertisement. Actually the rooms were bigger than they look in pictures. Only the view was not so amazing that was mentioned. The bird nature area with small pools was interesting but not so beautiful. However, sunset view from the balcony was lovely. The apartment was clean and well-equipped, and it was nicely introduced by a staff. The people at the village were very friendly, and there were a lot of good places to eat and beautiful old town to walk around. However, for those who like nightlife, this place is maybe not the best one. For the beach you have to take e ferry, but they are going quite often, and the small islands with beaches were cute. This is a great place for older couples wanting a bit luxury or families with children for easy living during holiday. The owners were friendly and helpful!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Olhao does not have the hustle and bustle like some other areas of the Algarve it remains largely unspoilt it still has the charm of a traditional Portuguese fishing town. The restaurants have fresh food and wine at reasonable prices. The view from the balcony of the nature reserve and out to sea and the islands is breathtaking and uninterrupted unlike some of these apartments. The walk along the sea front through the well presented gardens is so relaxing. The local people are friendly and accommodating. All year round sunshine can be a great escape from the British winter. The apartment has a lift to all floors and is suitable for the disabled.

Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary


The unspoilt sandy beaches are only a Ferry ride away. Ilha da Culatra is surrounded by beautifully clear water. Ilha do Farol is not a separate ilha, but the area at the western end of Culatra where the lighthouse is ('Farol' meaning 'lighthouse' in Portuguese) and again offers visitors a large expanse of sand and warm water. Ilha da Armona, the closest ilha to Olhao, has a few restaurants and holiday chalets and large expanses of golden sand for a very relaxing day at the beach!


Faro Airport is 8 km away and approximately a 15 minute drive. Buses and trains run between Faro and Olhao. Stations are within walking distance. A taxi from the airport is around 20 euros.


All amenities and necessities can be found in Olhao including supermarkets, banks, chemist, restaurants and the new Ria Shopping Mall.

Faro is approximately 9km away where you will find a large Algarve Forum Shopping Mall. The picturesque town of Tavira is approximately 22km away not far from Spanish border which is roughly 45 minutes drive.

Further Details:

Olhao is a major port and actually the largest fishing port in the Algarve. It is full of character with Moorish-style houses,an influence from the commercial links with Africa.

There are two market buildings side by side along the water front, which are a 'must visit' for the huge variety of extremely fresh fish and sea food straight from the port and the vast array of locally grown fresh fruit, vegetables and meat.

Olhao is well known for it's fish market. The market halls are surrounded by pavement cafes and it's a great place to sit and enjoy the view of the boats moored along the water front in Olhao Marina

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 6
2 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
18 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £120

Booking Notes:
25% deposit payable on booking. Balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to arrival. Special arrangement for late booking also available. If booked less than 8 weeks before arrival the full amount is required immediately. Payment can be accepted in UK pounds or Euros.

A breakage/damage/loss of keys a deposit of £120 is required with the final payment. This will be refunded in full provided there are no key replacement/damage cost. Cot/highchair and hair dryer avaiable for hire at a small cost.

Changeover Day:
Flexible. Checkout is usually 10am, but please ask if not suitable and we will do our best to accommodate.

Notes on prices:
Discounts will be considered for shorter or longer breaks and off peak bookings. A meet and greet service will be provided.
Please note a fee of 20 Euros is required to be paid on arrival for late and very early arrivals.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

All facilities are within in easy walking distance. The area around Olhao is flat and easy for walking especially along the water front. The apartment is on the top floor with spectacular views which will never be spoilt and has been built to a five star standard.

Property Type

  • apartment


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


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

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Electric shaver point, Mirror.
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Electric Razer point, Mirror.
  • En-suite to bedroom 1 with full size bath/shower over, wash basin, mirror, shaver point, WC and bidet. Bathroom 2 Shower cubicle, WC, wash basin, shaver point and mirror.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed, Large fitted wardrobe
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot, Large fitted wardrobe
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, Large fitted wardrobe, safe inside, ensuite.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5/7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 King size bed with double wardrobe with safe and en-suite .Can also accommodate a cot Bedroom 2 Twin beds with double wardrobe. Bedroom 3 Single bed with a large wardrobe. All air conditioned. Pull out double sofa bed in lounge. Hair dryers in the two main bedrooms.


  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: The apartment is fully air conditioned/heating. All windows are double glazed with electric blackout shutters. Sorry no pets or smoking permitted in the apartment. Outside: The balcony consist of a 6 seater patio set, adequate lighting for sitting out of an evening whilst enjoying the stunning nature reserve and sunset. The roof top pool is for guest only, shared between 8 apartments in our block. Utility Room: Separate drying area with iron, ironing board and clothes maiden. 6 sun loungers for the pool. Beach towells are also provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Price includes final clean and laundry. Adequate bath and hand towels, Beach towels and linen provided. Extra sets for longer stay available. Other: Patio doors open onto a large balcony with patio furniture for six people. Amazing views of the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve and stunning sunsets. Can be enclosed by glass windows.

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