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

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


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.

Mary and Chris Chivers
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Olhão in Algarve

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveller reviews)


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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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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Lovely apartment!

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, spotless. Everything we needed. Perfect walking distance from bars and restaurants in Olhao centre. Sun all day on corner balcony. Definitely planning to return.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely review Bridget and so pleased you enjoyed your stay and wish to return. Looking forward to hearing from you in the future. Kind regards Mary
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Fantastic apt for family

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing 9 days in Olhao, there were 4 adults and 1 two year old. The apt is huge and has everything you could need. The bedrooms are a really generous size and the beds are very comfortable. The electric blinds are an added bonus for anyone who has children who sleep during the day. We had the roof top pool to ourselves, it had loads of space for our two year old to run around and play and the wooden style floor is perfect as it doesn't get slippy like most tiles are the pool.

We had a huge choice of channels and there was everything you could ask for in the apt, there was even a rolling shopping cart with Lidi only a little over 5 min walk away.

Mary was a pleasure to deal with and nothing was a problem. She couldn't have been more helpful. We have probable stayed in 7/8 different apt around Portugal and this was by far the nicest apt i have ever stayed in.

Looking forward to going back again,



  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ciara Delighted you and your family enjoyed your holiday in our apartment and thanks ever so much for your glowing review. Much appreciated. Anytime you wish to return just get in touch. Kind regards Mary
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  • 5 of 5

The apartment is fantastic, stunning views, plenty of room for 6 people.

The balcony is spacious and exellent for for meals and to rest on the sun loungers.

The pool is perfect

In overall the apartment has perfect conditions for holidays.

We loved.


Pedro Pires

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Pedro and friends Very pleased you enjoyed your stay in Olhao and in our apartment. Delighted you 'loved' the apartment and hope you will want to return in the future. Contact me direct if you do wish to enjoy Olhao again. Thanks for choosing us. Enjoy the rest of the Summer! Mary
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
28 May 2017 - 25 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 3
26 Jun 2017 - 22 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Summer 15
23 Jul 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Autumn
10 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

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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