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TRADITIONAL ACCOMMODATION IN NATURE RESERVE

Martin and Alexandra Sorensen

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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TRADITIONAL ACCOMMODATION IN NATURE RESERVE

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

Quiet family friendly accommodation close to the sea.

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 three apartments available in the property: Hoopoe House in the one end of our 250 year old farm house, and Stork House and Flamingo House in a newer building of similar style. 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 rent bikes at Casa Flor de Sal to go for a ride.

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

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

Hoopoe House is the western end of Casa Flor de Sal. It consists of en-suite double bedroom, spacious living room with sofa bed for two more persons, kitchen and traditional Algarvian terrace on the roof. In addition, there is a patio in on the south side of the house and a BBQ area. Garden, pool, parking and children's play area is shared between the three houses and the owners, who live on site.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
We stayed in Hoopoe House at the end of May 2011 and could not recommend it highly enough. We were looking for a holiday that would keep our 18 month old daughter entertained but safe, allow us a little space to relax on an evening, and if possible we wanted something with character in a location away from the busy package holiday market - and this was everything we wanted. Martin was a perfect host and made sure we were well looked after. The house is beautiful and located off a quiet road just a stones throw away from the lagoons of the Ria Formosa and beyond that the amazing sandbank beaches. We hired a car so access to all the attractions on the algarve was very easy but you could cycle to and from nearby Olhao if you fancy. I was really impressed by the algarve, it had much more to offer than we realised, and staying at Hoopoe house was an absolute pleasure. If you like peace and quiet, wildlife, and fantastic views I can only recommend a visit!
May 2011
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Martin and Alexandra Sorensen

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Speaks Norwegian, Swedish, German, Danish, English
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.6
based on 22 holidaymaker reviews

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Hoopoe House
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 22 reviews
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Hoopoe House
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p79736
+351 915857029
Olhao Olhao region
5

JUNE 2012

  • 5 out of 5
Beautiful, peaceful place to restore and rest. Warm welcome from the host and Portuguese wherever we went. Accurate descriptions. Hope to return. Tavira was
magical.
Thank you.
  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hoopoe House
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p79736
+351 915857029
Olhao Olhao region
5

CASA FLOR DE SAL, OLHAO

  • 5 out of 5
The farmhouse description totally matched what we found ... and more! Flamingo House cottage was beautiful - very comfortable and extremely well-maintained. The outside area was just idyllic, especially the rooftop terrace. We enjoyed the peace and quiet and the Ria Formosa area had much to offer. Our hosts, Martin and Alexandra were very helpful and did their utmost to make our stay a happy one. We give this property a 100% recommendation.
  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice words!
business
Hoopoe House
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p79736
+351 915857029
Olhao Olhao region
5

MUITO BOM!

  • 5 out of 5
Bastante bom e relaxante.

Conjugar o excelente tempo do Algarve uma casa maravilhosa e hospitalidade impecável... Priceless!

Alex.
  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Hoopoe House
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p79736
+351 915857029
Olhao Olhao region
Sandnes, Norway
4

NICE AND QUIET STAY

  • 4 out of 5
We had a nice relaxing time at this well kept property. We would have stayed longer if it was available. Enough to keep the kids entertained and in the safety of the compound. The cots and high chair were most welcome.

The nights were really quite and the lack of light pollution meant for some spectacular night skies. The pool looked nice but it was still a bit chilly to try it.

The Mac computer installed in the apartment was really useful, but internet connection was a bit slower than what we were used to back home. 10am check-out was a bit stressful.

We saw about 80 different bird species during our six days, around the property and at the near by nature resurve including Black-shouldered Kite every night.

A car is a certain necessity to do your shopping and to get about.
  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2012
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hoopoe House
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p79736
+351 915857029
Olhao Olhao region
5

NICE STAY IN CASA FLOR DE SAL

  • 5 out of 5
We spent three wonderful nights in stork house with our two children (7 and 4 years old): they really enjoyed sleeping on the mezzanine!. The house is located in a very nice place closed to the natural parc of formosa. The house is full equipped and well decorated.
During our staying we went to Culatra Isoland a very typical Island with a small village of fishermen and a woderful beach. We also enjoyed our trip to Tavira and Olhao, very closed to the house.
To put it in a nutshell, Casa flor de Sal is a charming house located in a very nice place
  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2012
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2012
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Hoopoe House
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p79736
+351 915857029
Olhao Olhao region
5

YOU FEEL AT HOME FROM DAY ONE!

  • 5 out of 5
It will recommed this lovely athentic Algave getaway to everybody!
Martin and family takes care of you in every possible way. From the beginning to the end. The lovely decorated house has everything you'll need. We brought our two girls age 9 and 12 and the property had room for them to play and swim.
The guesthouse is almost new and we like the feel of this being a second home. The bathroom is nicer than what we have seen at 4 star hotels and everything is clean and neet.
Olhao is a 10 min drive and is a quite little town. You'll find restaurants, a fantastic market but no turist shops - and hardly no turists. Certainly not like many of the other cities along the Algarve coast.
The place is very quite - no trafic or industy - and it's clear that this place is being renovated with the heart.
Enjoy the sunsets from the roof terrace with a fantastic view to the Ria Formosa area with the sea in background.
We enjoyed one week here and we certainly be back soon :-)
  • Review Submitted: 15-Dec-2011
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

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

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Olhao, Olhao region

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
August 2014
19 Jul 2014 - 30 Aug 2014
7 night minimum stay
€945
for 7 nights
€945
 
 
September 2014
31 Aug 2014 - 26 Sep 2014
3 night minimum stay
€330
for 3 nights
From
€110
From
€110
Fri,Sat,Sun
€695
 
 
October 2014
27 Sep 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
3 night minimum stay
€246
for 3 nights
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€82
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€82
Fri,Sat,Sun
€495
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
€195
for 3 nights
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€65
€330
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit €200
Notes We give 10% discount for rentals of at least 16 days outside July and August.
Rental includes electricity (also air conditioning), water, linen, towels and weekly cleaning. A breakage deposit of €200 is paid at arrival; this is returned on departure (provided nothing was broken!).

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 82 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Iron & Board
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tiled Stove
  • Computer Available
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom is en-suite to the bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • The bedroom sleeps 2 adults plus a baby in cot. There a two more sleeping places on a sofa bed in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Sand Pit
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • water parks
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • diving
Notes:
Casa Flor de Sal has its own pool, which means it is shared between Hoopoe House, Stork House, Flamingo House, and the owners. Hoopoe House has a step between kitchen and living room, otherwise no hindrance for someone elderly or infirm. Bicycles can be rented for €20/week. Beach towels are not included. The bedroom has air conditioning

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