Duplex, sleeps 5/7, (2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms), magnificent sea vue
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About Mrs Cailleux
We are a French-Portuguese family with 3 children who live in Paris. We spend our holidays for 15 years in the center of Algarve. We love everything of the Algarve : the climate summer and winter alike, the gastronomy, the sympathy of the portugueses, the beautiful fine sand beaches, the paths along the coast, the freshness of the Serra de Monchique and the medieval ferias of Silves, the wild islands which surround the lagoon da Ria Formosa, the desert of the cape St Vincent, the history of Sagres, the boat trips... The children like quite particularly the aquatic parks, the Zoo Marine, the circuit of kart of Almancil... Finally, we appreciate just as much to have within reach of hands the comfort and the modern infrastructures of an European country. Because we really like very much Algarve, we intend even to move there one day...
Mrs Cailleux purchased this Apartment in 2012
Why Mrs Cailleux chose Albufeira
After spending holidays in central Algarve for 15 years, we decided to buy a property. We chose this residence because the location is exceptional and it is one of the last new modern building having been built in sea front. We fell under the fisherman's village of Olhos d’Agua and its eponym beach who knew how to keep their traditional character. The name ' Olhos d' Agua ' means ' eyes of water ', it comes from the fresh water springs that rise in the beach. When you leave the building, you are on a pedestrian street which allows you a direct access to the beach. It offers you numerous snack bars, ice-cream bars and restaurants where you can have an outdoor drink in the terrace to contemplate the horizon. The pedestrian street continues on a walk lined with palm trees along the beach to arrive at the huts of traditional fishermen with lovely colored boats on the banister of launch. You do not have more than to take advantage of grilled sardines or seafood platter to the restaurant ' La Cigale ' or simply a ' bica ' (strong coffee). If you like sport, in low tide you can walk (or run) on the fine sand during almost 7 km until famous Vilamoura, its casino and its marina. If you love marine life, you can observe between tides : limpets, topshells, buckshot barnacles, sea anemones and brightly coloured seaweed. The jagged rock formations give rise to isolated group of rocks, undercutting, archess, cavities and small sheltered coves, especially at the western end of the beach. If you play golf, you can reach in 10 min on foot Balaia Golf, course of 9 holes. Approximately 18 golf, on 36 that offers Algarve, are situated unless 20 min by car. If you are fond of night parties, Albufeira is accessible unless 5 min by car or by the local bus 'EVA' nearby.
What makes this Apartment unique
Olhos d’Agua offers in the same time the peace and the charm of an old fishermen's village and the proximity of all the urban conveniences. Its central location in Algarve allows to have a fast access to the airport (30 km), to visit the west coast until the Cap Sao Vicente (1h10 by A22), or to leave eastward to Castro Marim (50 min). Algarve is a magnificent region which offers a big diversity of landscapes, atmospheres, activities, climate. That is why, everybody can spend of excellent holidays there and compose so its own souvenirs. If you wish, we can recommend you addresses or major sites, according to your tastes. The duplex was carefully fitted out, it is functional and very well equipped. He allows to take advantage completely of holidays all year round: the system of air-conditioning in all the rooms brings some freshness in summer and heating for the colder months of winter. You take advantage of an exceptional view from the private terrace or from the swimming pool fitted out with green spaces. Private parking lot closed for 2 cars. Towels, bed linen and cleaning are included in the price of the rent. Towels are changed twice a week, linen of bed changed once a week.
ok zones extérieures en terrasse.
Plage direct sans rue à traverser / pataugeoire
Max guests:7 (sleeps up to 5 adults)
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Lovely clean apartment right by the beach, restaurants and shops.
Owners were fantastic and whole experience went smoothly, will definitely book again in future. The area is lovely and moments from beautiful beach . Restaurant below apartments I would highly reccomend couldn't do enough for you. All in all excellent stay, thank you.
Many thanks Tammy for your review. Hope to welcome you again! Kindest regards
Right at the beach yet maybe too simple
Location perfect, 1min from beach. Rooms big enough and face the quite part, no night noise. Living / Dining area good. Excellent balcony. Grill shown on the ad can not be used, misleading. Pool access only after tons of stairs, not easy with young kids and old parents. Pool fully on the shade during the mid and late afternoon. Ants on the kitchen. Sofa super beaten up and used. Pillows very stiff for my liking.
Dear Jorge, I thank you very much for your review as I will be able to upgrade everything that could be. I am sorry for your misunderstanding about the BBQ, you could perfectly use it with the electric grill that is provided and that I have showed you, not with coal to respect the condo rules. Why did you do not ask me or Mrs Eduarda for a cleaning when you have seen ants in the kitchen ? and for more pillows ? The seat cushion of the sofa has been changed last year, so it is still confortable. You are right the arm cushions are worn, so I am going to change all the sofa. I am only a little bit disapointed and I do not understand that you stay 15 days without saying nothing, you looked satisfied.
Perfect apartment for our family holiday to Olhas D’Agua. The apartment itself was spotlessly clean and well equipped with everything we needed. It is in a brilliant location with very close access to the beach and some great family friendly restaurants. We also really enjoyed the pool area, which we often had to ourselves at times.
Bernadette and Vincent were great hosts - we were promptly met on arrival and departure and Bernadette was very good at responding quickly to any questions we had before we arrived.
We would highly recommend this apartment and will definitely hope to return again in the future!
We really thank you for your review Caroline.
We will very happy to welcome you again a next time.
Bernadette & Vincent
Glorious week in first time visit to Olhos De Agua
Our flight was severly delayed from Bristol, meaning our already late check in was set back to 3am. Bernadette was so kind in being in touch throughout and was not annoyed in any way. The accomodation was perfect for us, a group of 7. The pool area was clean and the pool has magnificant views of the beach. We found out there are toilets and showers near the pool too which was handy after check out. The local restaurants are lovely although we were disappointed with Manzo steak house. The ice creams in the Acqua below the appartment were very popular. Bernadette was also kind enough to hold our lugguage until around 3pm on our departure day, meaning we could relax by the pool a little longer before our journey home. Would highly recommend this accomodation to anyone seeking a quiet, civilized family getaway.
The apartment is over two floors and is probably as good as it gets in terms of accommodation in the older seaside village of Olhos D'agua. Found it a little dreary as there is just concrete everywhere. Pool is fine but 67 steps up to the back so a little painful if kids want to nip in and out for snacks etc.. Pool area is a little basic.. Plastic loungers etc. Not particularly comfortable. Apartment is also fine but I can't say it was fabulous. Depends on visitors preferences of course. No welcome pack (basics /btl wine/few dishwasher tabs /wash up liquid etc) which was a first for us over the years of renting. Overall it was all just fine.
The location of the apartments was fantastic. A few steps away from the lovely Olhos d’Agua beach and next to the great local restaurants. You must visit Fratelli’s. Always beautiful food & brilliant service! Lovely apartment!
Many thanks Carol for your review. Hope to see you again with your nice family. Kindest regards
Ideally localizated, 20 m from the beach, in the peace into a pedestrian street where you will find bars, restaurants, snacks, supermarkets, pharmacy, all the conveniences are directly accessible on foot.
By car, you have the choice among numerous golf, aquatic parks, attractions and places of interest. If you like the peace, we recommend you strolls in the region of Monchique or in the islands of Faro