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TOP-FLOOR FRONTLINE APARTMENT, SEA VIEWS, ROOFTOP POOL, EASY WALK HISTORIC OLHAO

Moira and John Hepworth

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Moira and John Hepworth

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
24 February, 2015
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TOP-FLOOR FRONTLINE APARTMENT, SEA VIEWS, ROOFTOP POOL, EASY WALK HISTORIC OLHAO

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Olhao - Top Floor in Marina Village

Family friendly luxury, UK and German TV, free WiFi, sleeps 4/5 + infant.

Modern, spacious, air-conditioned/heated top-floor self-catering apartment. Lift access. 100 m from seafront and marina. Views over islands of Ria Formosa Natural Park. Two main bedrooms can both be set up as king-size or single beds ; and annex area off of the master bedroom has a very comfy chair bed, or the space could be used for a baby cot. Two bright fully tiled bathrooms. Airy lounge and dining area. Balcony area for outside dining, in sun from early afternoon. Free WiFi. UK and German Satellite TV, DVD player & iPod docking station. Well equipped kitchen with water filter tap. Lots of storage space. Shared swimming pool on roof terrace with loungers. Video phone to external door. Electric shutters to windows. Easy, free car parking. Complimentary welcome pack - a few essentials to start you off. No pets allowed & smoking not permitted in the apartment. Easy walk to a variety of shops, restaurants & children's play areas. Large supermarket within 1 km, with others in town. A wonderful year-round rental - great for long stays.

Accessibility: The property is wheelchair accessible from street level via one of two lifts. The rooms will accommodate wheelchair use, although some mobility would be required to use either the 90 cm by 90 cm shower (with corner opening doors), the bath or WCs.

The roof terrace (with toughened glass barriers surrounding) can be accessed by the main lifts. At the roof level, the swimming pool is accessed by a short flight of steps, and there are also two or three steps leading into the pool itself , with no handrail.

The owners of the property have two children and warmly welcome other families to enjoy the property. Please contact us if you have any specific requirements to make your stay with children easier and we do our best to help.

Travel: Faro Airport is 15 min by road. Olhao rail station an easy 15 min walk, with services to Faro, Fuzeta, Lisbon, Spanish border, etc. As all amenities are within walking distance a car is not necessary, unless you want to visit interesting places on the Algarve or go golfing.

Distances: Central Faro 10km - historic old town and great modern shopping centre. 12km to Faro beaches. Loule 25 min drive - pretty inland town. Almancil 25 min drive. 18 km to Tavira. 30 km from Vilamoura. 40 km from Albufeira and 60km from Spanish border. The N125 is the old coast road and passes through several coastal towns, including Olhao. The A22 is the newer road a few miles North - quicker for longer east-west journeys.

The islands of the Ria Formosa Park are well worth a visit - frequent ferries and water taxis from Olhao jetty (a 10 min walk from the apartment) give you access to miles of golden beaches - there are also small shops and eateries on most of the islands.

Additional information: The apartment is managed and serviced by a friendly British husband and wife team, who can be contacted should any problems arise with the rental. They can also provide babysitting services and airport transfers, by prior arrangement.

Within the Village Marina development lies the 5 star Real Marina Hotel and Spa. This has a great range of wonderful spa facilities, which can be booked by non-residents - simply inquire at hotel reception. We can also recommend the hotel's very good Sunday brunch buffet, as well as their evening buffets in high season, and a la carte menus at other times.

All windows have Juliet balconies, with toughened glass and steel balcony walls that are 120 cm high.

Children under the age of 12 years to be accompanied at all times when using pool.

Information about Ria Formosa Natural Park is available at the Park Office, on the Eastern edge of Olhao.

Olhao's famous Shellfish Festival is mid-August, and the Fiera de Laranja is 3rd Sat & Sun in August.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Moira and John Hepworth (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Owner
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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
24 February, 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Moira,

Just a quick message to say we had a lovely time at the apartment in Olhao. It was very kind to provide such a generous selections of goodies in the fridge, and the apartment was great.
Feb 2014
  • 1 of 16
People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Prior to paying a reservation deposit, always verify payment instructions by calling the number on this listing.
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Reviews

4.8
based on 40 holidaymaker reviews

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Top-floor frontline apartment, sea views, rooftop pool, easy walk historic Olhao
average rating of 4.85 based on 56 reviews
5

fantastic apartment, highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We booked the apartment for a week based on the previous reviews and we were not disappointed. The apartment is finished to an exceptional standard and is equiped with everything you could need (from hairdryers to scuba masks to PVR tv!). All communication with Moira prior to arriving was excellent, and she was very helpful organising a cot, carseat and highchair for my one year old son which was really usefull and took away a lot of the hassle bringing these items with us would have entailed. She also organised airport transfers at very reasonable ratez. When we arrived we were met by tracey who was a fantastic help throughout our stay, even going to the trouble of printing our return boarding passes for us. We had such a fantastic time in olhao we are already planning our next trip and will definately be staying in the apartment again. Many thanks to both Moira and Tracey for making our stay such a fantastic one!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Light airy holiday retreat.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to this lovely apartment. The warm welcome from Tracey is a delight after your journey. on top of that is the best welcome pack which allows you to sit down and gather your thoughts over a snack before launching into the practicalities of shopping. This apartment is so well situated within easy walking distance of everything, shops,ferries,bars, restaurants and a little farther to the train station. It is a great location to explore the Eastern Algarve.by public transport.

The apartment is large and airy with a lovely outdoor terrace/balcony, excellent internet reception and terrific English tv channels. The kitchen is very well equipped with everything you need in a holiday home.Both bathrooms have great showers with plenty of hot water and the bedrooms would allow the most conscientious fashionista to put away her luggage allowance.

WE look forward to returning soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Stockport
5

Relaxing New Year

  • 5 of 5

I did a full review of the property following our visit June 2014 and thought that I would concentrate on what it is like to visit Olhao over the new year period but the apartment is 5 star and both Moira the owner and Tracey the lady in Portugal are great to deal with. English TV channels and very good broadband connection are both a real bonus.

The weather - clear blue sky all week with no clouds. Cold in the evening but got up to about 18/19 degrees during the day. We were able to sunbathe most afternoons by the rooftop pool for 2/3 hours - even braved the pool for 5 minutes on new years day.

Most restaurants and bars fully open but there was a shutdown on New Years Eve and New Years Day by the locally owned restaurants. However the Chinese, Brazilian and Indian restaurants remained open as usual and as we made reservations we were fine.

The Emotions bar which is part of the Marina complex was open throughout our stay and offered a 3 course meal on New Years Eve. We used this bar a lot and we spent the latter part on New Years Eve here watching the firework display in front of the Marina Village Hotel.

We caught the local train to Tavira and spent a really nice day there and also did the indoor go karting at the Ria Shopping centre.

All in all it was a very pleasant mid winter break and your money goes a long way in Olhao because you are not paying the tourist prices.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

Went for a short break to this apartment in Olhao in December, was not quite sure what to expect as not been to Portugal before. Olhao was a lovely town, excellent market on Saturday, fabulous beaches by the lighthouse and fantastic champagne cocktails at the local bar!!!! The apartment has everything you could wish for, plenty of room, very clean, high standard of decor and extremely comfortable beds. All in all, could not have asked for a better place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
4

lovely apartment with outstanding guest service

  • 4 of 5

Just as described with great views and easy walking into Olhao. High quality building decor and furniture with thoughtful touches such as trolley for beach towels etc. Our host went the extra mile providing the most 'welcome' of welcome packs. It is a lovely place.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

The perfect apartment for a wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

Apartment was fabulous, view of the sea from the terrace in early evening sunshine was great. Greeted by Tracey and hand-over was easy and smooth. A delight to deal with Moira, the owner and local info in apartment second to none. We will return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Emotions Bar; and Real Marina Hotel
Nearest Ferry
900 Metres
Olhao
Nearest Golf
13 Kilometres
Colina Verde
Nearest Train
1.2 Kilometres
Olhao
Nearest Motorway
600 Metres
N125
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Emotions Bar & RealMarina Hotel - lots on seafront
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Ria Formosa National Park Islands (by boat)
Car: not necessary

A short seafront stroll away from historic Olhao’s famous fish & produce markets, and colourful Saturday morning outdoor market. Many traditional bars and restaurants on the waterfront and in picturesque Old Town. 10 min walk to catch ferries & water taxis to the islands of Armona, Culatra and Farol - miles of sandy beaches and clear sea in the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Olhao waterfront has boat trips and eco tours and children's play areas next to the promenades. Wonderful spa facilities in the 5-star hotel next to the apartment complex. Many golf courses within an easy drive. Good walking trails in the hills to the north. Many local festivals in the summer. Olhao’s Shellfish Festival week is held in August. In July one of the largest motorbike rallies in Europe is held in nearby Faro, with an amazing parade through the city on the final day. 45 min drive to the Spanish border; or take the train and ferry to the border town of Ayamonte with its many shops and restaurants.

Other Activities: For hiking, sealife & island eco-trips, visit http://www.natura-algarve.com

Golf: Some of the many courses in the area include:

Colina Verde (at the nearby town of Moncarapacho) - http://www.golfcolinaverde.com/en/sports/golf

San Lorenzo (5 km west of Faro airport) - http://www.sanlorenzogolfcourse.com/

Pinheiros Altos - http://www.pinheirosaltos.pt/contact-us

Quinta do Lago: North and South courses - http://www.quintadolagogolf.com/en/contact/directions/

Vale do Lobo: Ocean and Royal courses - http://valedolobo.com/en/golf/

Quinta do Ria - http://www.quintadaria.com/howtofindus.php

Benamor - http://www.portugal-golf.info/algarve/benamor.htm

Monte Rei - http://www.monte-rei.com/en/location_Monte_Rei_d.html

Quinta do Cima - http://www.portugal-golf.info/algarve/quintadecima.htm

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Prices for this holiday apartment in Olhao, Olhao region

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Low
13 Feb 2015 - 29 Mar 2015
4 night minimum stay
£240
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£60
£350
 
 
Mid
30 Mar 2015 - 22 May 2015
4 night minimum stay
£280
for 4 nights
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£70
£440
 
 
Early Summer
23 May 2015 - 17 Jul 2015
4 night minimum stay
£300
for 4 nights
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£75
£495
 
 
High
18 Jul 2015 - 1 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
Mid
2 Sep 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
4 night minimum stay
£280
for 4 nights
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£70
£440
 
 
Low
1 Oct 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
4 night minimum stay
£240
for 4 nights
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£60
£350
 
 
Winter
1 Nov 2015 - 19 Dec 2015
4 night minimum stay
£220
for 4 nights
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£55
£275
 
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2015 - 1 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
£275
for 7 nights
£275
 
 
Winter
2 Jan 2016 - 13 Feb 2016
4 night minimum stay
£220
for 4 nights
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£55
£220
 
 
Low
14 Feb 2016 - 25 Mar 2016
4 night minimum stay
£240
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£350
 
 
Mid
26 Mar 2016 - 20 May 2016
4 night minimum stay
£280
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£440
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Notes For stays of four nights only, the 'nightly' rate applies per night. For stays of five or six nights and for extra nights booked over and above a weekly rental, we pro-rata the weekly rental rate.
For a maximum two persons - a 5% reduction on weekly rates will be applied.
Please ask for an individual quote for longer stays - good discounts available.
A 25% deposit is payable on booking. The balance is payable. with the refundable security deposit, no later than eight weeks prior to the start of the booking. Payment can be made electronically into either a pounds sterling bank account or in euros into a Portuguese account. Sterling cheque payments are also accepted.
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 5
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 115 m²
  • 5 stories
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Family Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Ensuite Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , En-suite to master bedroom
  • High quality and spacious 90 cm by 90 cm shower in main bathroom - corner opening doors provide generous entry width. Bath with shower over in the en suite. Both showers feature thermostatically controlled shower mixer units. Both bathrooms are fully tiled and are modern, bright and uncluttered in design. Dual-binned laundry basket provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , The two single beds can be made up as extra large double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , The two single beds can be made up as extra large double
  • Bedroom 1: master bedroom with spacious fitted wardrobe and en-suite bathroom. Air-conditioning/heating. Please specify at time of booking whether you would like the beds in this bedroom made up as two singles or combined as an extra large double (king size). Luggage rack provided. Annex area: an annex area connects to the master bedroom by a wide sliding door and has a separate door to the hall. This can be used as a dressing area, or the chair bed in the annex can be made up into a very comfortable single bed. Alternatively the space would be a suitable area for a cot. Air con/heater. Bedroom 2: with spacious fitted wardrobe. Air conditioning/heating. Please specify at time of booking whether you would like the beds in this bedroom made up as two singles or combined as an extra large double (king size). Full length windows with glass & steel framed 'Juliet' balconies provide a lovely airy feel to the bedrooms. Sea views from both bedrooms & annex area. Luggage rack provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Excellent home-from-home facilities. Wireless broadband connection. Fully fitted modern kitchen with crockery, glassware & cutlery, oven, hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer, microwave, kettle, toaster, iron/ironing board. Separate drying area with drying rack - ideal for airing swim gear etc. Lounge area seats 5, leading to balcony with table and 6 chairs. UK FreeSat TV and local TV, DVD player & iPod docking station (please supply own lead for Iphones, etc). Inside dining table & 6 chairs. Air-con/heating throughout. Luggage racks. Towels, bed linen provided and changed on weekly basis. Beach towels provided - please take only beach towels out of apartment/ to pool. Beach parasol, wheely-trollies and cool bags provided. Cot & high chair are available by advance arrangement, for a small charge. Hair dryer supplied (NB keep away from sources of water if used in bathrooms). 2 pool-side showers and a WC are available on the roof terrace.
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