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STUNNING APARTMENT WITH FANTASTIC SEA VIEWS IN PRIME LOCATION IN OLHAO

Isabel Morgan

Speaks French, Spanish, English
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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STUNNING APARTMENT WITH FANTASTIC SEA VIEWS IN PRIME LOCATION IN OLHAO

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2 bedroom appartment, sleeps 4, in the charming fishing town of Olhao

This large airy appartment is situated above a small bar in a unique location in the old part of the Moorish fishing town of Olhao. Recently converted, it has kept its original facade including the hand painted tiles and the charming balcony from which you can just watch the world go by! It is situated on the sea front and has fabulous views over the sea, park and markets. Its huge 40 m2 living/ dining room is very tastefully furnished and has plenty of comfortable seating as well as a pellet fire which makes the flat warm and cosy in the winter months. There is a brand new kitchen with all the mod cons including a large fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. There is a 37' flat screen TV with all the satellite English channels, DVD player and a Radio/CD player. We have 2 good sized bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, giving onto a large 40 m2 terrace with large hot tub, bbq, table and chairs and sofa and arm chairs perfect for relaxing in and drinking sundowners.

Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Isabel Morgan (Owner)
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

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Stunning Apartment With Fantastic Sea Views in Prime Location in Olhao
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews
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Stunning Apartment With Fantastic Sea Views in Prime Location in Olhao
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p417060
+44 (0)117 962 9126
Olhao Olhao region
Hants
3

Some Good, Some Bad

  • 3 out of 5
We have just returned from a weeks stay at this apartment in Olhao. The apartment itself is very good, large, spacious and has just about everything you could possibly want as a base for a holiday.
Although the apartment was generally in very good condition, both the oven and bbq were dirty to the point of being a hazard to health, previous 'tenants' had obviously used, and not cleaned, both.
The location of the apartment is a bit of a let down. The road to the front is busy from around 6am to around 3am every day, so traffic noise was an issue for us, as was the noise from the various bars and restaurants, sometimes going on until well past 3am. The lane behind the apartment must be a short cut for every pizza delivery moped in Portugal and this also continues well into the early hours.
Olhao itself was busier than we expected, plenty of restaurants and cafe bars, a few tourist shops, but not a lot other than that. When out and about in Olhao, watch your step, the phrase " poop scoop " clearly doesn't translate into Portugese.
Portugal, and Olhao, wasn't all a negative for us, with many wonderful things to see, but the points I have listed above have slightly soured our time there.
The good points of our break were the quality of food, the helpfullness of the Portugese people and of course the weather. The train trip to Spain was so enjoyable we went twice and Faro was surprisingly pleasant, especially the old town. The beaches on the islands across from Olhao are very good, gently sloping sand and not too busy but again, watch where you tread.
We are not sure that we would recommend Olhao as a holiday destination, there are good and bad points in equal measure.
  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car
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Stunning Apartment With Fantastic Sea Views in Prime Location in Olhao
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p417060
+44 (0)117 962 9126
Olhao Olhao region
Swansea, United Kingdom
5

Stunning

  • 5 out of 5
Our apartment was stunning so comfortable with everything one could wish for. Overlooking the main strip in Olhao yet noise free when in bed. Ferries were a hop skip and jump away to spend a few peaceful hours on the nearby Ria Formosa if it was mingling with the locals just over the road to nearby markets and cafes. Not for those wanting loads of nightclubs but locals bars and lots of places to eat the seafood caught by locals. Isabel was wonderful with her communication and left idiot proof instructions which were most welcome.
  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Stunning Apartment With Fantastic Sea Views in Prime Location in Olhao
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p417060
+44 (0)117 962 9126
Olhao Olhao region
5

Location, Location, Location

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed here for the month of January. Not usually the best month to pick, but it really wasn't bad. Bring a sweater and you will love being one of the few tourists here. We went without a car for the first 10 days and really enjoyed walking the area. Lots to see and do just steps away. We took the ferry (just across the street) to the islands and walked the beaches (alone), had a nice lunch and came back. After 10 days we were ready for a car and started investigating the area. We golfed, took a cooking class, drove into Spain, all just a short drive away. Some of our favourite restaurant in Olhao where Tapas e lendas, Vai e Volta, Vista Formosa, all on trip advisor. Our favourite moments in the apartment where opening the doors of the French balcony and having tapas and a glass of wine and watching the world go by. Second would be a hot tub in the evening before bed. Not recommended for light sleepers, but if you want to be in the heart of the action then this is the place for you. You are over a wine/tapas bar and restaurants side by side for blocks each direction.

The apartment is very comfortable and very well stocked. Aside from restaurants, the vegetable market and the fish market are right across the street which is very handy. The grocery store is a few minutes walk away and there is a wine store just down the street. This is a great apartment and we can highly recommend it.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning Apartment With Fantastic Sea Views in Prime Location in Olhao
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p417060
+44 (0)117 962 9126
Olhao Olhao region
5

What do you need more for a summer stay?

  • 5 out of 5
This apartment was perfect for our stay in Olhao: very central, extremly short ways to everything we needes or wanted to do. Market halls for daily shooping over the road, a bakery with a delicious pastries 50 m away from the house, a well-assorted supermarket realy near and the ferry to the beach only a 5 minutes walk. What do you need more for a summer stay?
The apartment was highly decent and well equipped: BBQ on the balcony, parasol for the beach, a map with many details about the surrounding area, washingmachine and washing agent, a kitchen with a lot of cooking equipment, etc. We felt very comfortable in this lovley place.
You do not realy need a car for your stay in this apartment. But please mind: There's a busy street in front of the house and a cooker hood from the neighbouring restaurant beside the back balcony. No problem for us, because we loved the central location so much. And the jacuzzi was an absolute highlight!
  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning Apartment With Fantastic Sea Views in Prime Location in Olhao
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p417060
+44 (0)117 962 9126
Olhao Olhao region
Yarm, Cleveland
5

A gem of an apartment

  • 5 out of 5
The apartment is an amazing size, with huge lounge, large main bedroom and two bathrooms. The kitchen is modern and has everything you could possibly need. The 'romeo and Juliet' balcony is perfect for sitting with an afternoon G & T and watching the world go by, whilst the very large terrace at the back is great for catching the sun, eating al fresco and using the wonderful hot tub.

The apartment is situated perfectly, overlooking a lovely small park area, the markets and sea. We had breakfast quite often in the small snack bars by the markets, just two minutes walk away. The supermarket is large and not 5 mins walk away. The beach is reached by an hourly ferry, just a couple of mins walk from the apartment and takes just 15 mins to reach the nearest island (eat at the A III restaurant, wonderful). The restaurants, all close by to the apartment are really good and if you like fresh fish, you will be in your element. The apartment is over a bar, but the noise was minimal and it closes at midnight, so we didn't find it a problem. The train station is 10 mins walk (much more reliable and quicker than the bus) and you can reach places like Tavira (worth seeing) easily and cheaply. The bus time tables (and ferry) can be found at the Information Centre and are easy to follow. We reached Olhao by taxi from the airport, which was approx 20 euros each way, but worth it for the lack of hassle (20 minute journey). The resort is very quiet, certainly not for teenagers or anyone looking for nightclubs etc - I went with my 30 year old daughter and it was perfect. We hope to return soon.
  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning Apartment With Fantastic Sea Views in Prime Location in Olhao
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p417060
+44 (0)117 962 9126
Olhao Olhao region
5

Lovely flat in less touristy area of Algarve

  • 5 out of 5
We had a lovely holiday in this beautiful flat, which was very clean, well equipped and conveniently located. We thoroughly enjoyed the views from the balcony over the park and the harbour area. There are plenty of good-value restaurants just below the flat and some nice cafes by the markets on the other side of the street. The only minor drawback was the noise at night from the alleyway behind the building. The lovely fish and vegetable markets nearby were a bonus, as were the ferries to the beautiful beaches on nearby Armona and Culatra islands. In March we had the beaches more or less to ourselves - and there is also plenty of good birdwatching within walking distance in the Rio Formosa National Park. Olhao is not a holiday resort as such but has character and seems to be popular with local tourists. It is also relatively easy to get to from Faro airport, either by taxi or by train and bus, so no rental car is required.
  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2012
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
beach
Car: not necessary

The apartment is situated in the prime position overlooking lush green palm-skirted gardens and near two purpose-built covered markets which daily offer an impressive variety of fish, meat, fruit and vegetables at bargain prices. Behind the apartment, fascinating narrow streets with a Moorish flavour take you quickly into the busy shopping area and a large variety of very reasonably-priced restaurants. There is night life and even a small opera house putting on a wide variety of entertainment. Frequent ferries and water taxis are just across the road to take you to the three islands of Armona, Culatra and Farol, where there are charming traditional fishing communities, more restaurants, and fabulous safe and soft sandy beaches stretching for miles. Much of the area is a nature reserve full of all kinds of sea birds and other creatures in a wonderfully tranquil and unspoiled setting. There are fantastic golf courses nearby and waterparks, ZooMarine and go-karting within 45 min drive.

Other Activities: Bird watching

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Olhao, Olhao region

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Autumn
30 Aug 2014 - 26 Sep 2014
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
From
£100
£500
 
 
Mid
27 Sep 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
4 night minimum stay
£340
for 4 nights
From
£85
£450
 
 
Low
1 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
4 night minimum stay
£260
for 4 nights
From
£65
£320
 
 
Christmas/New Year
20 Dec 2014 - 3 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 

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Notes Rental includes electricity, water, gas, unlimited WiFi, linen and bath towels (but not beach towels) and final clean provided the apartment is left in a clean and tidy state. .
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Olhao in Olhao region

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Broadband Access
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 has an en suite bathroom and Bedroom 2 has a bathroom next door to it.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • diving
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • cycling
Notes:
In the main holiday season, changeover day is a Saturday There is a steep staircase to the apartment and therefore it is not suitable for anyone with limited mobility. The property has a large hot tub on the terrace that can be turned down to cool you down in summer and turned up for use in the cooler months. All linen and towels (except beach towels) are provided. Property is cleaned between guests. There is a cot and high chair available.
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