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

Moira and John Hepworth

Speaks French, Portuguese, German, Italian, Spanish, English
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Moira and John Hepworth

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

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.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
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
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Moira and John Hepworth

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Speaks French, Portuguese, German, Italian, Spanish, English
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 31 holidaymaker reviews

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Top-floor frontline apartment, sea views, rooftop pool, easy walk historic Olhao
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews
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Top-floor frontline apartment, sea views, rooftop pool, easy walk historic Olhao
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p489456
+44 (0)7971 881253
Olhao Olhao region
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5

PERFECT HOLIDAY IN OLHAO

  • 5 out of 5
The apartment is modern, clean and spacious and exactly as described - Moira seems to have thought of everything to make your holidays as relaxing as possible. The TV has been upgraded so that you can watch English Freeview channels over the internet and even has catch-up so no need to miss Corrie.
We were met by Tracey when we arrived who takes the time to explain how everything works in the apartment and even leaves you with a welcome pack that includes beer, red and white wine, which we were not expecting. The apartment is equipped with high quality locks and electric window blinds so you very secure in the apartment. We strongly recommend staying in this apartment which we would grade as 5 star and we will definitely stay here again. For the whole 2 weeks we didn't here a door slam, chairs scraping above, footsteps outside the room or even any street noises - heaven.
I would recommend Olhao as suitable for couples who wish to stay in luxury surroundings but with easy access to the bustling and charming Portuguese town of Olhao. Prices are very reasonable,with good quality Portuguese restaurants and easy access to amazing beaches with no need to hire a car.
  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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Top-floor frontline apartment, sea views, rooftop pool, easy walk historic Olhao
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p489456
+44 (0)7971 881253
Olhao Olhao region
5

5* APARTMENT & FANTASTIC LOCATION

5* APARTMENT & FANTASTIC LOCATION
  • 5 out of 5
Our third stay and everything was as perfect as our previous visits and which is why we will keep returning. The apartment is contemporary and luxourious with two big bedrooms & a small single room all beautifully decorated with very comfortable beds and two lovely modern bathrooms - all clean and spotless on arrival. Towels are provided and include big fluffy bath sheets and beach towels. The pool is only on the next floor up and is quiet with the most amazing view over the Rio Formosa and the salt pans.
Apartment is a short and easy walk into the restaurant & shopping area and in particular it is close to the main market - great to wonder around and sit outside for a drink and people watch. Even closer to the apartment is a new bar/restaurant called Emotions which opened last month in the Marina Apartments area which is excellent for breakfast, lunch or early dinner and then changes into quite a cool bar for the evening.
From June until October there is a ferry that goes over to the islands - visit Farol it is lovely - it leaves from outside the Marina Real Hotel next door which is a bonus because it saves hiking up to the main ferry terminal further up the road - we left the timetable for this in the guest information book the apartment provides.
Apartment has very generous hosts who fill the fridge with necessities so there is no rush for an immediate dash to the supermarket etc.
Would I recommend - YES!!!
  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
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Top-floor frontline apartment, sea views, rooftop pool, easy walk historic Olhao
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p489456
+44 (0)7971 881253
Olhao Olhao region
5

BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT & CLOSE TO ALL YOU NEED

BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT & CLOSE TO ALL YOU NEED
  • 5 out of 5
Our second stay here and just as perfect as the first. Big bedrooms and two luxury bathrooms. Close to lovely bars and restaurants. n.b. from end May/early June the ferry to the islands goes from outside the hotel next door instead of walking up to the ferry point. Fridge filled with necessities for arrival - very generous hosts!!
  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
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Top-floor frontline apartment, sea views, rooftop pool, easy walk historic Olhao
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p489456
+44 (0)7971 881253
Olhao Olhao region
4

ROOM WITH A VIEW

  • 4 out of 5
A warm welcome on arrival signaled the start of a wonderful stay in this well equipped, attractive apartment. We would recommend this accommodation to friends and family as it's proximity to all forms of entertainment from local markets to bars and restaurants,yet is still peaceful in the midst of this busy town.
  • Review Submitted: 02-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
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Top-floor frontline apartment, sea views, rooftop pool, easy walk historic Olhao
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p489456
+44 (0)7971 881253
Olhao Olhao region
5

EXCELLENT PROPERTY

  • 5 out of 5
This is undoubtedly the best holiday property we have ever stayed in. The location of the apartment is ideal, less than 15 minutes from the airport and a pleasant short walk to the many restaurants and cafes of Olhao. The apartment was spotlessly clean and is equipped and furnished to the highest of standards. The attention to detail by the owners is second to none, even providing a welcome pack of food and drink. I wholeheartedly recommend this property.
  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Top-floor frontline apartment, sea views, rooftop pool, easy walk historic Olhao
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p489456
+44 (0)7971 881253
Olhao Olhao region
5

A MODERN FIVE STAR SPACIOUS APARTMENT.

  • 5 out of 5
We arrived at the apartment to.be greeted by the managing agent at the agreed time. The apartment was most spacious, clean and tidy. The welcome pack contained all the essentials needed to start off the holiday with the added bonus of a water filter tap so there was no need to haul heavy bottles of water from the supermarket. The kitchen was also well stocked with items such as cling film, baking foil and dishwasher tablets.

The bedrooms wee comfortable with air conditioning and plenty of storage space.

The bathroom and en-suite had plenty of towels.

Having wi-fi at the apartment was a welcome change and found it to be fast and reliable.

Little extras such as parasols and cool bags to take to the beach made a day out comfortable.

Would definitely recommend the apartment to friends and relatives.

If you want the real Portugal you can't go wrong with the charming town of Olhao with its vast restaurants and boating activities. There is no need to hire a car as everything is pretty much on your doorstep including an efficient train service if you want to venture into Faro or nearby towns which run along the coast.

All in all a very relaxing holiday in a well equipped apartment.
  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Ferry
900 Metres
Olhao
Nearest Train
1.2 Kilometres
Olhao
Nearest Motorway
600 Metres
N125
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Ria Formosa National Park Islands (by boat)
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Emotions Bar; and Real Marina Hotel
Nearest Golf
13 Kilometres
Colina Verde
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Emotions Bar & RealMarina Hotel - lots on seafront
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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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Olhao, Olhao region

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Early Summer
30 May 2014 - 18 Jul 2014
4 night minimum stay
£300
for 4 nights
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£75
£495
 
 
High
19 Jul 2014 - 1 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
£595
for 7 nights
£595
 
 
Mid
2 Sep 2014 - 30 Sep 2014
4 night minimum stay
£280
for 4 nights
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£70
£440
 
 
Low
1 Oct 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
4 night minimum stay
£240
for 4 nights
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£60
£350
 
 
Winter
1 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
4 night minimum stay
£220
for 4 nights
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£55
£275
 
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2014 - 4 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
£275
for 7 nights
£275
 
 
Winter
5 Jan 2015 - 12 Feb 2015
4 night minimum stay
£220
for 4 nights
From
£55
£275
 
 
Low
13 Feb 2015 - 29 Mar 2015
4 night minimum stay
£240
for 4 nights
From
£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
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit 100
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.
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 10% reduction on weekly rates will be applied.
Please ask for an individual quote for longer stays - good discounts available.
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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:
  • near the sea
  • beach
  • town
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Lift ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Activities Guide
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking On Street
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • waterfalls
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
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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