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Stunning Large Apartment, Equipped/Furnished, FREE WIFI , Licence No 398/A

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Apartment in Marina Village, Olhao, Eastern Algarve - Alojamento Local number 398 - Quiet, Peaceful Location, 7-8 Mins Stroll To Centre Of Town With Fresh Fish, Fruit And Meat Markets

This is a luxury furnished 3 bedroom 4th floor apartment, decorated to the highest standard, fully equipped with a large L shaped balcony (catches the sun all day long) with table, chairs, sun loungers and parasols, for sunshine in the morning for breakfast and for evening sun with your BBQ. Large lounge with TV, PS3/Bluray player, games and FREE WIFI. Full remote controlled air-conditioned cooling and heating. Windows are double glazed with electric blackout shutters (useful when resting during hottest part of the day). Located in a prime position of Olhao just a short walk to the 5* marina hotel facilities. Take the hotel ferry or a private taxi to the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve where the islands of Armona, Culatra and Farol provide expansive uncluttered sandy beaches with quality restaurants and bars. Main ferry to islands also a walk away. The town has a thriving fishing fleet which supports the extremely varied menus found in its many bars and restaurants. There is also plenty of opportunity to shop in the weekly markets or search for bargains in the narrow streets of the town centre.

Registration Number : Licence No 398/A

Owner
Mary and Chris Chivers
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About Mary and Chris Chivers

We live on the edge of London and first holidayed in the Algarve in 1981 and but didn't visit Eastern Algarve until 2007. We are very pleased we decided to invest in this location. We enjoy all that Olhao has to offer, plenty of fresh food especially fish, lovely restaurants, cafes and bars and their relaxing atmosphere. Excellent beaches which are beautiful and relatively empty and stretch for miles and easily accessible together with their lovely restaurants for long tranquil afternoon lunches are something we love.

Mary and Chris Chivers purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Mary and Chris Chivers chose Olhao region

We love Olhao because of the fantastic facilities in the area. There are some beautiful beaches and the marina boasts a great range of bars and restaurants. There really is something for everyone here. The area is easily accessible with Faro airport less than an 20 minutes drive away. Eastern Algarve still retains the traditional Portuguese feel and charm. Eating out is very reasonably priced and represents excellent value for money for a good night out. The locals are very friendly and welcoming. The beaches on the islands make a refreshing change from over-crowded beaches elsewhere. On the doorstep is the countryside which is mountainous and beautiful and offering many excellent restaurants etc.

What makes this apartment unique

Olhao and Marina Village in particular is a very convenient location, close to the airport which makes short trips to Portugal very attractive, proximity to the 5* spa hotel for treatments etc.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful holiday, loved every minute of it. Your apartment was fantastic, it is just lovely. Perfect for our family of 6 with everything we could possibly need. Sam and Simon, I cannot praise enough. We loved Olhao and the great islands, we went to Farol and Culatra on 6/7 different occasions. We loved the fact that it was not overly touristy compared to other parts of the Algarve. Karen & family, Donegal - Jul 13

Excellent apartment, fabulous holiday. JoanneCiaran & family, Cavan Jul 13

We had a lovely time.The apartment was super. We weren't disappointed in any way. So spacious, everything we needed&more.Sandra & Partner Scotland May 13

We loved the apartment - it was very clean and had everything we needed (some BBQ tools would have been the icing on the cake). The shopping trolley was extremely useful as we walked to the supermarket a couple of times. The wi-fi was much appreciated and essential in terms of our teenage girls. David & family, UK May 13
Feb 2012
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Remember to switch off Air Conditioning every time you leave the apartment.
  • Remember to close shutters every time you leave the apartment to keep it cool.
  • Remove all your rubbish/food etc. from the pool area when you leave. Ensure no rubbish is allowed to enter the pool
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 -
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • En-suite to bedroom 1: wc, bidet, sink with fitted cupboards, large mirror, bath with shower. Bathroom: wc, sink with fitted cupboard, large mirror and shower cubicle Guest cloakroom provides additional wc and sink with fitted cupboard and mirror.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with ensuite: double bed + bedside tables,wardrobes, chair & full length mirror, en-suite. Hairdryer Bedrooms 2 & 3-twin beds + bedside table, wardrobes, chair & full length mirror. Hairdryer. Space for cot (or extra bed at add. cost) in 1&2
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Notes:
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. WI-FI PROVIDED FREE. Outside: Large balcony (wrap-around on two sides for all day sun) with table and chairs for 6 plus 2 sun loungers and parasols and with views of the Ria Formosa. BBQ. Private rooftop pool, shared by eight apartments which is accessible only to residents/guests - 15m long x 6m wide, is located in a beautifully decked out roof area with changing room/WC and separate showers. Access to adjacent Real Marina five star hotel facilities (cost applied by hotel). Utility Room: Central vacuum system together with washing equipment e.g. pegs, clothes horse, iron and ironing board. Cleaning equipment e.g. broom, mop and bucket. Shopping trolley, portable sun umbrellas (for beach etc.). Pushchair. Some pool toys also available. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels sufficient for each bedroom occupany and bed linen supplied. Beach towels for 6 people provided. Other: Console table & mirror above

Reviews

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Stunning Large Apartment, Equipped/Furnished, FREE WIFI , Licence No 398/A
average rating of 4.8974357 based on 40 reviews
5

Modern Spacious Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment. Very comfortable. Nice balcony to enjoy the sunset.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sharon & family Pleased you enjoyed your stay in our apartment. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the future. Enjoy the rest of the summer Kind regards Mary
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A beautiful large modern apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful short break at this apartment. It was very spacious with all the facilities you could wish for Very clean and modern design . Very close to lovely restaurants and bars and the ferry to some beautiful islands with amazing beaches! Armona was paradise!!! Many apartments not occupied so the pool is really private. We never saw another swimmer! Booking the apartment and communication with Mary was also really easy. A lovely holiday was had by all! Thanks Mary 😀😀

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ali Thanks for taking the time to provide a review. Really appreciate it and delighted to see you had an enjoyable stay and found the area to your liking. Hope you will wish to return in the future and if so don't hesitate to contact me directly. Kind regards and thanks for choosing us in 2017. Mary
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5

Great location with everything you will need for a wonderful holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Easy check in, very clean with so much space to enjoy a holiday in a wonderful location. If this place is available, don't wait.... just reserve it and enjoy yourself. Close to restaurants, markets with parking, a lovely balcony and furnished so nice too! We loved it!!! We plan to return ASAP!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Leannah & family I am so pleased you and your son enjoyed your stay in our apartment. Looking forward to hopefully welcoming you and any of your family back in the future. Recommendations are always useful and direct contact. Enjoy the rest of the summer Kind regards Mary
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A beautiful quality apartment

  • 5 of 5

Everything necessary for a luxury holiday was there. Air con was very efficient and the pool, although small was first class. The service from Hanna was excellent and Yellowfish who provided the transport from and to the airport was faultless. Food in all the restaurants was cheep and as expected the fish was of the highest quality. I would have no reservations in strongly recomending this apartment to other visitors and would hope to return again soon myself.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi William, Catherine & family I am delighted you enjoyed your stay in our apartment. Looking forward to hopefully welcoming you back in the future (look out for the next auction possibly!!). Enjoy the rest of the summer Kind regards Mary
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An even better stay in Olhão!

  • 5 of 5

I’ve stopped in the Real Marina Residence a few times previously, but when looking to organise a trip in May, it happened to be fully booked. I’m now very glad it was.

I was able to get this three-bedroomed apartment for a better price than a two-bedroomed place in the Residence. The accommodation was exceptionally clean, attractively furnished, and fully stocked with cutlery and crockery. The kitchen included a dishwasher, washing machine, oven, microwave etc. and there’s a large gas barbecue and a smaller coal one on the balcony.

The slight disadvantage of being 100m or so further away from the town centre was more than tempered by having the entire block to ourselves, meaning there was no disturbance from other guests either above, below, or on the balconies. It also meant that we were guaranteed the rooftop pool area to ourselves. If you’re looking for a bit of tranquillity, this is about as good as it gets in Olhão!

The only slight issue is probably beyond the control of the owner or the letting agent – most of the slats on the rooftop decking have become warped which can cause something of a trip hazard. This was not a problem at all for our party, but it may be a concern if there are particularly young or old individuals within your group.

Corresponding with Mary was a pleasure, and she went far beyond the call of duty in trying to find me somewhere to watch the English Championship play-off matches!

I would definitely recommend booking this apartment, particularly when comparing the relative value of the Real Marina Residence, and I will most likely be looking to book here again if it remains available after all the excellent reviews it has been rightfully garnering.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jamie & family Thanks ever so much for your excellent review and I am delighted you had an enjoyable time. I agree the prices are much more favourable than the Residence leaving more spending money in your pocket! Your comment on the poolside decking is very timely (we were aware there were a couple of gaps but believe it has over the last while deteriorated quite a lot), in that the block owners/management have the repairs in hand so hopefully when you return it will be in better condition., Looking forward to your future, direct, request to return when we can work out a repeat visit rental. Kind regards Mary
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An excellent apartment -spacious and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, airy, well equipped apartment with fabulous views and pool. Everything we needed was here. Lovely walk into the town to get fresh fish, fruit and veg to cook at the apartment and lovely cafes and restaurants for breakfast and dinners . Tapas bars we went to were amazing and fish superb. We will definiteley be returning!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pat, David & family I really appreciate your excellent review and delighted you enjoyed Olhao and the apartment. It is a great place with lots of variety especially when the weather is good. Looking forward to hearing from you when you wish to return. Mary
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Location

Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

The apartment overlooks the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve and the sea. The bird life on view is amazing.

Coast/Beach:

The unspoilt, white sandy beaches and clear waters of the offshore sandpit islands of Ilha da Armona and Ilha da Culatra are easily reached by ferries that run from the quayside to the eastern end of Olhao's waterfront. Ihla da Armona is the closest to Olhao and has a few restaurants and holiday chalets. Ihla do Farol, where the lighthouse is, at the western end of Culatra, also has a beautiful sandy beach and a few cafes and a restaurant. All of the beaches hold the EEC blue flag.

Travel:

Faro Airport is 8 km away, approximately a 15-minute drive. Trains and buses run between Faro and Olhao. Olhao bus and train stations are both within walking distance of the apartment. Car hire is not essential as the apartment is so conveniently located for all amenities, including the ferries to the offshore islands. If car hire is required recommendations can be provided. Recommendations for airport transfers/local taxi service for trips during stay are available.

Distances:

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 which makes for an interesting day out. 30-40km to the more traditional resorts of the western Algarve.

Further Details:

Olhao is a traditional Portuguese fishing town, full of character with its Moorish-style houses and winding, cobbled back streets. In the heart of the historic town there are graceful buildings with wrought iron balconies, carved stonework & decorative tiled exteriors. At the centre of the town is the church of Nossa Senhora do Rosario, built in 1698 with contributions from the fishermen. It is elegant with a baroque facade. Olhao is well known for its fish market; there are two market buildings on the waterfront with a vast and diverse choice of fresh fish and seafood, locally grown fruit and vegetables. These market halls are surrounded by pavement cafes where you can enjoy the view of the sea and the boats moored along the waterfront & the ambience of the area. Olhao is surrounded by 'ilhas' sand spit islands, which protect the marshy lagoon, but Olhao also boasts many beautiful beaches reached by ferry or private boat. The Reserva Natural da Ria Formosa is an environmental and conservation area for birds and marine life and encompasses 60 km of coast between Ancao and Manta Rota. It is a vital area for birds, especially waterfowl, and the park was included in the list of wetlands of worldwide interest defined by the Ramsar Convention. One can observe the wildlife from hides dotted around the Natural Park and there is also the opportunity to see the rare Algarvian Water Dogs on the Reserve. Boat trips are run around the Ria Formosa, or boats can be hired. Olhao Seafood Festival takes place in August (around the 2nd week). It's one of the biggest gastronomy festivals in the Algarve with plenty of delicious seafood & live entertainment every night. Apart from the daily fresh markets in Olhao there are plenty of other markets to visit in the surrounding areas, including Fuzeta, Montcarapacho and Quelfes. Bicycles and quad bikes are available for hire plus guided tours. Zip line adventures, guided walking tours, big game fishing, museums and water parks are nearby.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Olhão, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn/Winter 17/18
1 Oct 2017 - 25 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£171
for 3 nights
From
£57
£450
 
 
Spring 18
26 Mar 2018 - 27 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£193
for 3 nights
From
£64
£500
 
 
Early Summer 18
28 May 2018 - 24 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£600
 
 
Mid Summer 18
25 Jun 2018 - 16 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
£700
 
 
High Summer 18
17 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£351
for 3 nights
From
£117
£920
 
 
Early Autumn 18
3 Sep 2018 - 24 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£236
for 3 nights
From
£79
£600
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Non-refundable deposit of 25% on booking with the balance due eight weeks before arrival. If arrival less than eight week full amount is payable on booking.

Owners Direct have introduce a 6% surcharge for bookers using their online booking service from the 31/5/16.

PLEASE NOTE: we do not use their online booking service and as such no surcharge will be made on your booking. We get penalised for doing this by Owners Direct making it harder to find our property when you conduct a search however having rented our property out for 4 years we are of the opinion that our renters should have a direct relationship with the Owner and so should not have to pay 6% to an intermediary."

Breakages/damage/loss of keys deposit of £150 payable - will be refunded in as soon as possible after end of holiday provided there are no key or other replacement/damage costs.

Discounts for shorter stays/weekends. Discounts also be available for less than full occupancy, returning guests, recommendations
Fully Licensed for rentals

Changeover Day:
Flexible. Check-in time is 2pm. Check-out time is 10 am but please ask if not suitable and we will do our best to accommodate which of course depends on guest arrivals.

Notes on prices:
Discounts always available for returning guests.
Prices per night will be one seventh of weekly rate (plus small additional contribution towards cleaning). Discounts may be available for off season booking - please just ask.
Prices are for the property per week in GBP.
Discounts considered for long winter lets; please ask for details.
All requests considered.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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