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Apartment With Front Line Sea Views And Large Balcony,150m From Beach,



Updated: 15-Oct-2016
Apartment in Olhos de Agua, Albufeira, Central Algarve, Portugal - Peaceful Village Short Walk To Beach And All Amenities

The apartment has all that could be needed for a relaxing holiday on one of Europe’s beautiful coastline. The location itself cannot be faulted sitting on a high vantage point offering views of an amazing beach, with rock pools and coves. Each room exits onto the large terrace which enjoys sunshine from early morning to mid afternoon. The apartment truly is a home from home coming complete with all conveniences you would expect, including free WiFi and all UK TV channels. Access to beach level is provided via a lift and there is a private and secure car park. The property also has a Lodging Licence (no 5561/AL) which all holiday rentals are required to have by law.

From the beach, at low tide, you can walk to both Villamora and Albuferia, stopping at several beach bars or restaurants on the way… Villamora has a Marina and also boasts many world class Golf Courses. Albufeira is livelier with its "old town" and street market. The "Algarve shopping" centre is in nearby Guia, easily accessed via car. There are many beautiful beaches nearby. Other activities include Zoomarine and Waterparks. Organised Boat or Fishing Trips are easy to book through the Ticket Office in the village .

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

I live in N Wales having worked for the National Trust as a Building surveyor I had decided to look for a holiday home for my impending retirement. My search for a property on the Algarve began in 2010 and after many trips out there have finally been fortunate enough to purchase an apartment which is not only located in the area we wanted but a lovely apartment with sea views that make this a perfect spot. I have always looked forward to having a bolt hole to spend long winter breaks with my partner and family.

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When we return to Olhos you will be the 1st person we contact for accom.
Sep 2014
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13 Reviews

based on 13 holidaymaker reviews


Fabulous aoartment - Relaxing Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from 11 days at the apartment with my husband and 2 children. The owner couldn’t have been more helpful from booking the holiday until returning - written information in the apartment on arrival and was also contactable quickly when we had a question.

Although only a one bedroomed we found it more than adequate for the 4 of us. The apartment was spotlessly clean and decorated to a high standard with all mod cons which included wifi and air con - which was a blessing as it was 30 degrees plus throughout our stay. Towels, Ironing board, hairdryer and washing machine were provided which was fab in keeping weight down in our luggage. The pool area was pretty quiet (until we arrived) no struggle for sunbeds which was super. The town of Olhos had everything needed to make a fab family holiday for us, supermarket close by, great restaurants and a beautiful beach. We ate out every evening but the kitchen had everything needed so you could eat in too if you choose.

Albuferia was only a short journey away by taxi if you fancied a change of scenery (we didn' t). I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to family and friends. Only down side for us was we only booked for 11 nights lol.

Already booked for the summer hols next year which is a first for us;)

Thank you Norman

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review And for booking again yesterday It is a pleasure to receive reviews and comments such as these. Looking forward to organising your stay next year
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  • 5 of 5

Had a fabulous time staying at Norman's apartment. The apartment itself is very clean and modern, and caters for every need. The complex is in an excellent location, minutes from the beach, bars and shops. The apartment is the best in the complex, just down a flight of steps to the pool. Most of the other apartments have a balcony, whereas Norman's has a huge terrace, great for sunbathing, and also great for drinks in the evening, looking out to sea. Norman couldn't be more helpful, and his response is immediate. I couldn't recommend this apartment enough, you won't be disappointed. Thanks for a fabulous holiday..

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Once again the apartment was well equipped and comfortable. I love having fresh orange juice each day! The TV worked much better with less pixelating this time. If we had to request/improve anything it would be to have water in the fridge on arrival. It would take the pressure off the Supermarket visit as soon as we arrive in the apartment. The apartment is close to all the shops and restaurants. There are 2 supermarkets to choose from nearby. However it is still quiet enough to think that you can be completely independent.

We took a train to Maia Praia (near Lagos). This was a great way to see some countryside. We also had Yellowfish transfer us to and from the airport which has been very reliable and we have the Cabriolet to add to the experience.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Relaxing Break

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a wonderful stay in your fantastic apartment. From the beginning of the booking process, communication was top class and your transfer recommendation was perfect. The location of the apartment cannot be faulted, minutes from the beach and directly above the main street with a range of great restaurants and bars. Supermarket also close to purchase amenities for the week. Lovely beach walks to neighbouring resorts and great bus service 2 minutes away. The apartment itself was excellent, couldn't fault it at all. All rooms of an excellent standard and fully equipped; a real home from home. The unexpected extras such as beach mats/towels, UK plug adaptors and books/magazines were really appreciated and just made the whole stay more comfortable and relaxing. The air conditioning and blackout shutters were wonderful to come home to after a day in the sun and meant we slept better than we have in weeks! Pool area was also great, what a treat to avoid the mad rush for loungers even in the school holidays! We enjoyed spending late afternoon by the pool when the weather had cooled slightly. I have already recommended your apartment to friends and family and hope to be able to visit again. Thanks again..

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lisa. Many thanks for your review. It was a pleasure to arrange your short break at the apartment and hope I can organise a longer stay for you and your friends and family next year.
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a lovely apartment

  • 4 of 5

Apartment was a nice size , very quiet, very clean, nice location as well for trips to beach.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Fine apartment in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was modern and with high quality furniture and fittings. The apartment terrace was large and got the sun till mid afternoon, great for lounging and lunching. The apartment block was smart and 'up market'. The pool wasn't huge but set in a large terrace with beds and brollys with all day sun. The location was perfect - close to bars and restaurants of which there were plenty for a small resort, Restaurants offered good quality at an excellent price. The beach, accessed by a short stairway/path or down the lift had a sandy 200m stretch - with rock pools on both sides, good for kids. There were also coastal paths for walks - steep in parts. Excellent overall package.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to submit such a positive review Not only of the apartment but the village of Olhos Da Agua too. Am glad you enjoyed the apartment and your entire holiday experience lived up to your expectations. Hope am given the opportunity to welcome you back to the Algarve in the near future.
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From the Owner

Why Olhos? I first came to Olhos d Agua in 1999 not returning for some 13 years I was pleasantly surprised to see it still retained its charm and character. It sits just 30 minutes drive from the airport and is in between two of the regions biggest attractions – Villamora with its world class golf courses, up market boutiques and marina. Just a few minutes in the other direction is Alburfuria with its new marina and quaint old town. The location of the apartment itself cannot be faulted sitting as it does on a high vantage point offering views of an amazing beach, with rock pools and coves. From the beach, you can walk to both Villamora and Alburfuria, stopping at several beach bars or restaurants on the way…

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : at 50 Metres Nearest Golf : Balaia golf resort at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Olhos Da Agua at 150 Metres Car: not necessary


The sandy beach is less than 150m away and can be reached via the lift or steps found adjacent to the lobby doors. The beaches are amongst the highest standard in Europe and are cleaned daily. Magnificent cliffs and caves can be found and quiet secluded coves. There are many picturesque walks in both directions, ranging from short flat walks to more energetic walks on the coastal path if desired. Other beaches can also be visited.


Faro airport is just 30 Mins away. Check the Internet for cheap flights to Faro with Ryanair, Easy Jet, Jet2, ThomsonFly, Monarch, BMI Baby.

An airport transfer can be arranged.


Vilamoura is a 15 min drive away and Albufeira is a short drive in the other direction. Zoomarine is a 20 min drive away and all are accessed by taxis local transport or shuttle bus

The "Algarve shopping" centre is in nearby Guia, easily accessed via car or a free shuttle bus service to and from the Hotel Riu close by.

Further Details:

A good choice of local shops, supermarkets, chemists are just a stroll away, together with cash points. Fresh bakery and produce can be bought daily in the village all just 5 minutes walk from the apartment. Food and drink in the supermarkets is very reasonably priced, especially good for wine lovers.

There are many restaurants and bars serving a variety of dishes from locally caught fish to Chinese and even Indian. For a special evening enjoy a meal in one of the restaurants on the beach.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
21 Oct 2016 - 5 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Mar 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
early season
17 Apr 2017 - 28 May 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
mid season
29 May 2017 - 9 Jul 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
high season
10 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
late season
4 Sep 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
30 Oct 2017 - 4 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
A 20% non refundable deposit is requested with your reservation with balance due 6 weeks before arrival.
I also request 150 pounds deposit against breakages, refundable upon your return

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible. Please vacate apartment by 10 AM if possible

Notes on prices:
Prices are in GBP and are for 7 days. Please enquire for longer or shorter stay rates.

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Updated: 15-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

The apartment has all that could be needed for a relaxing holiday on one of Europe’s most popular coastlines. It boasts a very large terrace occupying almost as large a floor area as the apartment itself enjoying sunshine from early morning – perfect for an al -fresco breakfast and relaxing. Inside a high quality fitted kitchen with through lounge. This contains a sofa bed, a chair, and coffee table. Both this room and the bedroom lead out onto the terrace. The bathroom boasts a WC, bidet washbasin and a bath with a power shower. A communal pool and the beach is just 50M away, accessed down steps situated directly outside the lobby door or there is even a lift which takes you down to the street level adjacent to the beach. You also have your secure own parking space below

Property Type

  • apartment


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


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • village
  • waterfront


  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water tubing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bath with Power / massage shower over bath. Basin with vanity unit. WC. Bidet Mirror


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with 1 Kingsize bed. Patio doors opening onto terrace. Electric shutters. Bedside tables and lights. Mirror. Fitted wardrobes. Air conditioning note: a cot or high chair can be provided at no extra cost


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: There is a very large south facing balcony with Sea Views, accessed from both Living room or Bedroom. For your comfort there are sun loungers, table, 4 chairs and a parasol. The complex has a large communal pool area overlooking the sea. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and bath and hand towels are provided. These are changed weekly or on any lett over 9 days. (please note own beach towels need to be supplied) Other: Enter the apartment into a small hallway which contains video entry system. Doors off hallway lead to bathroom, bedroom and living / kitchen.

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