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Luxury Apartment, Pool On Roof With Sea Views, Adjacent To Five Star Hotel

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in Olhao, Eastern Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Location, 10 Mins Walk To Olhao Centre, Markets, Shops, Restaurants, Ferry

Beautiful luxury apartment on five star resort with views of Rio Formosa in Olhao. Private pool on roof shared with eight other apartments. Adjacent to Real Marina Hotel with ocean views. Easy access to many golf courses on Algarve. 10 minutes walk to Olhao's famous markets, shops, restaurants, ferry and other travel links. Motorway five minutes away, Faro airport 15 minutes drive. Large lounge/dining room and three separate bedrooms.

Registration Number : 30161/AL

Kathryn Monteiro
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017

About Kathryn Monteiro

My husband and I live in England. Until I retired recently I was an an administrator at a local hospital and my husband Francis is a Financial Consultant. Our daughter graduated and is now working in the financial sector and our other children and grandchildren live not too far away.

We have travelled extensively, both on personal holidays and also with my husband's company. We have visited Europe many times and decided Portugal was the place for us, mainly because of its beauty and also its proximity.

Kathryn Monteiro purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Kathryn Monteiro chose Olhão

We love Olhao for many reasons:

It is a traditional Portuguese village, full of local people as well as tourists

The Rio Formosa is beautiful and full of wildlife

The ferry is fun and there are some lovely beaches in the area

There are plenty of bars and restaurants locally. We like to sit outside and 'people watch'

The cost of food and drink in Olhao is a lot less than the more well known tourist resorts

What makes this apartment unique

The famous meat, fish and veg markets are open daily, with extra outside stalls at weekends with live chickens and birds, etc.

Faro airport is only 15 minutes drive away. The city of Tavira is ten minutes away and Vilamoura further down the coast is less than 30 minutes drive

We like to sit on the terrace early evening with a drink and watch the massive herons and other birds swoop by

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have received lots of feedback from our guests, all of whom were very pleased and impressed with the apartment and the area.
May 2011
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Olhao is surrounded by 'ilhas' sand spit islands, which protect the marshy lagoon, but Olhao also boasts many beautiful beaches.

The Reserva Natural da Ria Formosa is an environmental and conservation area for birds and marine life. The two nearest islands to Olhao are served all year with regular ferry crossings from Olhaos jetty, less than 10 mins walk from the apartment. The Islas have sandy beaches, restaurants, bars. There are many other sandy beaches along the Algarve coastline.


Faro airport is 15 minutes drive. Airport pickup can be arranged on request. Car hire at reasonable prices can be recommended. Use of car is not essential as apartment is close to all amenities and there is a ferry sevice, bus terminal and train service in the town, 10 minutes walk away from the apartment, should you wish to go further afield.


Olhao village with markets, shops restaurants and bars, ferry, bus and train station is 10 minutes walk away. The marina is on the doorstep and offers fishing and cruising trips.

The lovely city of Tavira is only 8km away and Faro is 9 kms away and has a large shopping centre and a large sandy beach with cafe bars.

50 kms to the Spanish border. 30-40km to the more traditional resorts of the western Algarve.

Further Details:

Bicycles and quad bikes are available for hire and guided tours. Zip line adventures, guided walking tours, zoos, big game fishing, museums and water parks are available locally or within an hour's drive.


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite is to bedroom 1 with WC, bidet, sink basin with fitted cupboards, shower over bath. Main bathroom contains WC, sink basin with fitted cupboards and shower unit. Courtesy room off hallway provides additional WC, sink basin fitted cupboards.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 twin bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with twin beds with bedside table, fitted wardrobes, dressing table and chair and full length mirror, en-suite. Plenty of space for the cot (provided FOC if needed). Bedrooms 2 and 3 with twin beds with bedside table, fitted wardrobes, chair and full length mirror.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Notes on accommodation: Cot can be provided on request. Internet access Outside: Large terrace with views of the Ria Formosa. Terrace furniture for six. Gas BBQ. Two sun loungers. Private rooftop pool shared with seven other apartments and is accessible only to residents/guests - 15m long x 6m wide pool is located in a beautifully decked out roof area with sunbeds, changing room with WC and separate showers. Utility Room: Central vacuum system. Laundry basket, pegs, airer. Iron and board. Brushes, mop and bucket. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bathroom towels and bed linens supplied. Fresh towels and bed linen provided weekly. Additional apartment cleaning can be arranged on request. Other: Spacious bright living room with windows to two sides opening onto large corner terrace facing Ria Formosa.


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Luxury Apartment, Pool On Roof With Sea Views, Adjacent To Five Star Hotel
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 13 reviews

Unit was clean and had everything we needed and more.

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay here. Our family loved being so close to the fish and veggie markets. Would definitely come back and stay here again :)

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent apartment with a great pool on the roof.

  • 5 of 5

Apartment was really well equipped. It was very clean and all facilities excellent. Access to Islands by ferry was fun and very rewarding. Travelling further afield best done by car but the train is adequate. Easy walking distance to restaurants and bars.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location. Loved the pool!

  • 5 of 5

We felt like we had all the modern comforts but could also experience the real Portugal. Our hosts were very helpful to make sure we had what we needed for a great vacation. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay at Kathryn,s apartment, just wish it could have been longer, nice and spacious great views from the balcony great wifi for those who need it and close to all of Olhao facilities, had a good meet and greet with Pam who let us into the apartment and also good communications with Kathryn from the booking which was short notice ,through to the end of our stay. We will definitely be returning for for our next break in Olhao.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Olhao. The apartment was very clean and spacious, it is within walking distance to city center as well as the famous fish and vegetable markets. we did not bother with a car, but if you want to explore the Algarve, you will need one. Parking was not an issue. The apartment has everything needed to kick back and relax. Pam the property manager was very helpful and easy to contact. take her advice and go over to Armona for some beach time. Thank You Kathryn for the use of your beautiful apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your great review Karen, we're so pleased you enjoyed yourselves. We always go to the markets down the road, especially on Saturday mornings when they extend outside and we can sit and people watch with a fresh orange juice or ice cream. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and hope to hear from you again in the future. Best wishes
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Great apartment, great location.

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment with loads of room and a fantastic view, only a few minutes walk from from a great choice of bars and restaurants. Spot on.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kathryn, so pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for looking after our apartment so well. You will be very welcome in the future and hope to hear from you again. Best wishes Kathryn
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Olhão, Algarve

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 5 Off Peak
30 Sep 2017 - 23 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
Non-refundable deposit of 30% to secure the booking with the balance due eight weeks before arrival. If less than eight weeks before arrival the full amount is required immediately.
Short stays may be possible - please enquire.

Breakages/damage/loss of keys deposit of £150 also required - this will be refunded in full a week after return departure provided there are no key or other replacement costs.

Changeover Day:
Changeovers and arrival/departure days/times may be flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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