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High quality, spacious holiday houses in Nature Reserve - Flamingo House

Martin and Alexandra Sorensen

Member since: 2007
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People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Martin and Alexandra Sorensen

Member since: 2007
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High quality, spacious holiday houses in Nature Reserve - Flamingo House

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday home in Olhao - Casa Flor de Sal - AL/1993

Very large property with 7 houses, swimming pool, natural lake and sea view

Casa Flor de Sal lies in the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve and enjoys sea views and a seclusion rarely found these days along the Algarvian coast. We have seven high quality holiday houses in the property. Four are advertised here: Hoopoe-, Stork-, Flamingo- and Azure-House. You may be content just to enjoy the sun, pool, and peace. Otherwise, the wonderful, long, sandy beaches and the bird life of the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve are close at hand. You can also swim in the Lagoon or cross to the sandy islands. The nature reserve is very rich in bird life and other wildlife, being the crossing point for migratory birds travelling between Africa and Europe. Children can play in the outdoor playground and it is possible to use bikes free of charge.

Casa Flor de Sal is approved by the local authorities and registered as Alojamento Local No. 48 and 484 in Olhão

Details for holiday home Flamingo House, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Newly renovated, high quality holiday house in the countryside, perfect for couples who want a peaceful holiday without being far from everything. Flamingo house has a private patio with Weber BBQ and dining facilities for four persons. It also has a private roof terrace with coffee table, chairs and sun loungers. From the terraces you can enjoy exquisite and tranquil views of our gardens, the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve and the sea. Flamingo House has a large living room with sofa bed, dining table and kitchen area. From here there is access to a large bathroom with walk in shower and to the bedroom.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Martin and Alexandra Sorensen (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks English, German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2015

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Reviews

5
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5

We Loved Staying Here

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I loved everything about our two week stay in early March 2015 at the Casa Flor de Sal. The apartment was clean and attractive and had all the necessary amenities; the grounds are an amazing natural landscape that is well cared for; we loved picking the oranges from the tree outside our door and squeezing them for fresh juice in the morning; the weather was perfect and a great escape from the dreadful winter in the Boston area. There were free mountain bikes available and a terrific system of easy off road trails through the salt pans between Olhao and Fuseta and beyond. The area is interesting and picturesque, restaurants are good and very reasonable and the food and wine in the markets are good and much cheaper than at home. The birding is quite good. One couple who stayed in a different apartment saw 110 different birds in their one week stay. We are less accomplished birders but still managed about 50 new life birds including the White Storks that were nesting on the property.

And as everyone has mentioned Martin and Alexandra and their family are wonderful hosts. They are very pleasant and helpful and take care to keep the property nice and do everything to assure a pleasant stay. Although it’s a long way from home for us, we are hoping to return again to the Casa Flor de Sal.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Dream week in Algarve

  • 5 of 5

Dear reader,

We can honestly say we had a dream week during Easter. The accommodation was excellent with beatiful views over Rio Formosa. Luxuriously equipped and decorated as well as homely at the same time. With a relaxing and beautiful garden and our own terrace with BBQ we felt like royalty. Our hosts Martin en Alexandra were very helpful and saw to all our needs. Most of the time we had breakfast, lunch and dinner on our sunny roof terrace. A big plus is that Martin and Alexandra have their own little shop on the premises. We did not have a car so this was very convenient. They have all kinds of products, including fine wine! Also the free MTB we could take on our daily trips was ideal. Olhao, Tavira, Faro are all well within cycling distance.

A big recommendation to stay here when visting Algarve!

Regards Julius and Debbie

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Millis, MA
5

The Best Yet!

  • 5 of 5

In the past we have used HomeAway to find places to stay in several countries (for example, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Cape Cod in the U.S.), but this site is by far our best choice. The reality exceeded the description.We hesitated to write this review, because one of the charms of Casa Flor de Sal is its privacy and quiet comfort. Once people learn about this place it will be hard to find it vacant, so please do not tell other people about it. Martin and Alexandra have worked hard to design and maintain a near perfect site, and their presence adds immensely to the experience. The natural swimming pool they have recently added is a delight, especially for those of us who cherish eco-friendly environments. Our only complaint is that we chose to stay but one week. A month would have been much better. We hope to correct that error next year.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
The Hague
5

Perfect roof terrace, new and clean

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 7 nights in the cottage. All new, very clean and with all facilities one would require for a perfect holiday. We especially enjoyed the relaxing hours (while our baby was sleeping) at the roof terrace.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Lytham lancs
5

Flamingo house

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a quiet week not to far from any thing and we got this little haven.

We had a very nice week flamingo cottage faclities where fabulous and more than enough of every thing i.e bbq sun beds sun terrace to sit on the owner was on hand if you need any advice as to the area.We hired a car which is a must but you are in a good place to visit beach or town for shopping not to far to drive to spain.The shopping centre only 15 mins away for food take aways

too.Everything is spotless and would be lovely for children plenty to do football swing, pool plenty of room to play and a locked gate to keep them safe.

Thank you again for a lovely week hope to book again.Next year.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Beautiful cottage, peaceful location, no crowds

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a week in Portugal for our pre-baby moon; somewhere quiet, near the sea and with a pool for relaxing. At Martin and Alexandra's Flamingo cottage this is exactly what we got and more. Flamingo has that bit more privacy than Stork so it suited us great. The recently renovated self-catering accommodation is spotless, beautifully decorated and contains everything you could need. Deciding whether to relax on the roof terrace (great for sunsets) or in the outdoor patio area (with BBQ) was often the most difficult decision of the day. The cottage is off the beaten track so a hire car is a must; with Martin's directions it was very easy to find however. Located mid-way between Fuzeta and Olhao means you have a plenty of restaurant and local food market choices to explore. Since the cottages are in the nature reserve, you are not really walking distance to a beach (although there are lots of nice walks within the nature reserve to be had). If you are into birds of the feathered kind this is a great base for exploring the flora and fauna of nature reserve. The best beach, Praia do Barril, is a short drive away and you take a small train (1euro) out beyond the sand dunes to the ocean. Taveria is a great town too for food and a lazy afternoon of wandering. A drive into the cork hills north of the Tavira and Fuzeta is also a good day trip. The area is quiet even in June and is a lovely contrast to the busy Western Algarve. We really didn't want to leave the cottage and plan to return next year for our post-baby moon (with baby). This is a fabulous cottage in a great, quiet location but close enough to a few towns and beaches to get what you need to complete your holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Faro
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Fontes Santa
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Moncarapacho
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Fuseta
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
A22 junction 15
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Bias do Sul
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Fuseta
Car: recommended

Casa Flor de Sal is located in the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve between the traditional fishing fillage of Fuseta and the interesting town Olhão.

The wonderful, long, sandy beaches and the rich bird- and wildlife of the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve are close at hand. You can also swim in the Lagoon or cross to the sandy islands.

Casa Flor de Sal is about 40 minutes by road from the Spanish border. The city of Seville is less than 2 hours away and the whole of Andalusia is within easy reach. Lisbon can be reached in two and a half hours by road.

Other Activities: Kitesurfing, birdwatching

Golf: Nearest golf course is Colina Verde in Moncarapacho

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Prices & Availability

From €75 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Olhao, Olhao region

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring 2015
25 Apr 2015 - 29 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
€282
for 3 nights
From
€94
€562
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add €8 per night, per additional guest
 
June 2015
30 May 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
4 night minimum stay
€320
for 4 nights
From
€80
€500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add €9 per night, per additional guest
 
July 2015
27 Jun 2015 - 17 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
€665
for 7 nights
€665
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add €12 per night, per additional guest
 
July week
18 Jul 2015 - 24 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
€982
for 7 nights
€982
 
 
August 2015
25 Jul 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,228
for 7 nights
€1,228
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add €18 per night, per additional guest
 
September 2015
29 Aug 2015 - 25 Sep 2015
3 night minimum stay
€375
for 3 nights
From
€125
€750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add €12 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 2015
26 Sep 2015 - 14 Nov 2015
3 night minimum stay
€297
for 3 nights
From
€99
€595
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add €9 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
€225
for 3 nights
From
€75
€446
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add €6 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit €200.00
Notes A deposit of 25% of the rent is paid when booking, the remainder no later than two months before arrival.
We give 10% discount for rentals of at least 16 days outside July and August.
For long-term winter rentals, please contact us
Rental includes electricity (also air conditioning), water, linen, towels (but not beach towels) and a light weekly cleaning. A breakage deposit of €200 is paid at arri

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Flamingo Housein Olhao in Olhao region

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower, hairdryer, free toiletries, towels;
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • Bedroom with extra long beds (2m), wardrobe; small seating area;
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Sand Pit
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Casa Flor de Sal is a 250 year old farm and has 7 high quality holiday cottages, 2 pools, a natural swimming lake, play areas and large gardens. We are in the heart of unspoiled Eastern Algarve with the long sandy islands, traditional villages and local food. We hope to offer a home away from home. All houses are fully furnished, have a patio with BBQ and dining facilities, and a terrace with views to the lagoon and sea. Houses have a large main bedroom, fully equipped kitchenette or kitchen and bathroom with walk in shower. The second bedrooms are in loft or mezzanine style. We set a welcome table for your arrival and complementary toiletries are available.

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