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Luxury 2 bedroom apartment with rooftop pool and sea views - Apartment D - 2 bedroom

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Apartment D - 2 bedroom

Bedroom 1 en-suite with King size bed, hair dryer. Bedroom 2 also ensuite with King size bed, hairdryer. Baby travel cot available. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower, wc. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with bath/shower over, wc, bidet. Separate 3rd bathroom with handbasin and wc. Fully appointed kitchen with fridge/freezer, cooker, hob, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Utility room attached to kitchen with cleaning equipment, apartment has in-built vacuum system, ironing board/iron. Spacious tastefully decorated 32 sq.m Living/dining room with 2 and 3 seater lead ther sofas. Dining table, HD TV/blu ray DVD player and IPTV with live UK channels/films etc, free wifi access available. Large balcony leading from living room with lovely sea views. Patio furniture including sun loungers, umbrellas/stands and reclining chairs for guest use. All windows have electric security shutters. Rooftop pool on floor above.

About the property


Luxurious modern 4th floor apartment close to Ria Formosa natural park in the charming town of Olhao. Large balconies where you can watch the changing views of the sea with fisherman picking their crops of clams and visiting birds such as flamingos. There is use of a shared rooftop pool and fabulous views of the Ria Formosa and nearby Ilhas. Situated in a newly built modern development next to a new 5* hotel. Minutes from many local amenities including the old town with historic churches and architecture, restaurants, supermarkets and shops and a new shopping centre "Ria Shopping" which also has a cinema. There is a marina with a wonderful fishing market selling catches of the day and local produce where you can soak up the bustling atmosphere of Portugese life. There are also train and bus services. There are 3 golf courses within 15 miles of Olhao.

Hayley Strange
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
16 February, 2017

About Hayley Strange

Couple living in South Wales who purchased (and got married) in Portugal as we think of it as our 2nd home and like to spend as much time there with our teenage son as possible.

Hayley Strange purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Hayley Strange chose Olhao region

We fell in love with the Eastern Algarve area as it has an unspoilt, natural feel, incredibly friendly people and of course climate, food and beaches to die for. For us Olhao feels like a real Portuguese town with lovely architecture rather than a tourist destination, although it has so much to offer (and the Portuguese themselves definitely see it as a holiday resort particularly for the Aug maritime festival), with a fabulous 5* spa hotel, expanded marina and many restaurants offering fabulous fresh food at a fraction of the cost of other resorts. Faro airport only 15-20 mins away means you can be in the pool within an hour of landing! Miles of beaches just a short ferry ride away and good local transport mean you don't need a car, although exploring the hillside towns is a treat.

What makes this apartment unique

The property is set in a stunning modern stylish development with a rooftop pool which means you can enjoy all day sunshine without moving more than a floor away from our uxuriously appointed 2 bedroom apartment with all modern conveniences. The views of the Ria Formosa are truly spectacular and our spacious balcony gives you a fantastic outlook over the Ihlas, whilst being less than a 5 minute walk away from the restaurants and the Olhao market one of the biggest and best on the Algarve - particularly if you like fresh fish!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"An absolutely first class property that was really value for money. All the facilities are first class. The local town is minutes away and offers excellent choice of restaurants, particularly fish restaurants. We will be back!" When my friend & I decided to go for a week's holiday, we wanted somewhere where we could chill out………and boy did we get that when we went to Olhao!!!! The apartment is amazing, done to a very high standard, we were completely blown over by it when we arrived. It was clean, fresh towels were put out for us, we felt completely safe and relaxed it was like being home from home for us, it had everything in it that we could have asked for……..and more!
Dec 2010
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Booking Notes:
Great prices for off-peak always available. Booking via owners, requiring 25% deposit to confirm booking, balance due 8 weeks before departure. Bookings within 8 weeks require full payment. £150 breakage/key deposit needed refundable in full after post departure inspection. Payments accepted in £ € or $ we can take bank transfers in these currencies.

Changeover Day:
During peak season (July -Aug) minimum booking period is 1 week, all other times shorter rentals considered and changeover days are flexible throughout the year.

Notes on prices:
Discounts available for low season lettings of 4 weeks or longer. Loyalty discounts are available for returning guests. Please contact us for for details.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

Apartment D - 2 bedroom
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Everything was just like discription,very spacious

  • 5 of 5

Very happy with apartment and location ,all high quality furniture and fittings ,the pool on the roof was used every day we spent time up there most days we did not see anyone else there.

Olhao is like going back in time with cobbled walk ways ,with ferries to the islands .

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments we're so glad you enjoyed your stay-we look forward to welcoming you back another time.
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Real Marina Residence Luxury Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had 10 nights in this beautiful Apartment. We found it through owners direct and booked it, the whole process was made very easy by the owners. We had excellent communication with the owners who gave very clear and detailed instructions throughout. The apartment was as advertised and more! Would highly recommend a trip to Olhao and a stay in this Apartment, also if you fancy a break for eating Seafood try a Steak at the Restaurant beside Emotions Bar..Excellent & only 2 minutes walk from tha apartment! 😊 Can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments - we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes Hayley and Mark
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Stunning Apartment in Quirky Olhao

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay in Apartment D. The listing says luxurious and I couldn't agree more. On arrival the apartment was spotless. Mark and Hayley were very helpful and informative prior to our visit. I would highly recommend this accommodation for families with small children or couples who are looking to escape the normal touristy things. Olhao is an interesting little town with loads of lovely restaurants (mainly seafood but also Mexican, Chinese and Indian among others). Terra I Mar and Gosto Disto were favourites of ours. We loved The Jazz Bar on the waterfront (a great selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks). Also must mention Emotions Bar which is literally a stones throw from the apartment. Some fantastic food (including full English breakfast) for reasonable prices. Some lovely islands to visit by boat. If you are looking for lively entertainment (ie karaoke, British pubs) you probably won't find it in Olhao but a lovely wee place. The Currie Clan

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Joe for your kind comments I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and loved Olhao as much as we do.
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Beautiful apartment in fascinating Olhao

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday in this gorgeous apartment. It is spacious,extremely well equipped and beautifully presented.

The booking process was easy and friendly with any queries quickly answered.

Having all the British TV channels was good for us as we are both in our 70s and like to eat early.

There are loads of bars and restaurants within easy walking distance and a lovely little bar, Emotions in the next block which does a cracking breakfast including fresh orange juice and good coffee all for €6.

Loads to see, loads to do and a lovely apartment which we would recommend without reservation.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent apartment

  • 5 of 5

Have recently returned from a wonderful stay in Olhao.

We were met at the apartment by Susy who explained all

facilities and gave info about the town.

The apartment is modern, very clean an has everything you could possibly need for a relaxing holiday.

Lovely balcony and the rooftop pool was also very nice with

lovely views all around.

Short walk into the town with great choice of restaurants

About five minutes to the fish- and fruit markets.

Recommend boat trip on Rio Formuso , and also a Love Tuk tour.

Will be looking forward to returning next winter .

Anne Lise and Widar

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back. Very best wishes Hayley and Mark
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Portugal August 2015

  • 5 of 5

The description that was communicated was very accurate and when we arrived it was as detailed .No surprises :-) The Apartment was spotlessly clean and well equipped with a range of top quality appliances and fittings, rooms are spacious and very comfortable . We had an excellent stay in the apartment and will highly recommend to friends and colleagues. The resort itself is very friendly and has plenty of restaurants and shops , everything is within walking distance and no need to travel unless you wish to do so .Trips to the local islands (beaches and restaurants ) are a must and really adds a nice touch to the experience .This was a very positive family holiday with no negative feedback to raise - Do yourself a favour and book ...you will not be disappointed , Mark Kennedy

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments Mark so glad you enjoyed your visit. Hayley
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
250 Metres
Across the road from the apartment
Nearest Golf
11 Kilometres
Colina Verde
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Olhao station
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Car: not necessary


Beaches in the area are situated on the Ihlas (Armona, Culatra Deserta) in the Ria Formosa with miles of golden sands watersports, restaurants and bars easily reached within 15 to 20 minutes via ferry or water taxi. One ferry stops opposite the apartments and the other is a 5 minute walk in the town. There are many boat trips such as dolphin watching, and plenty of other blue flag sandy beaches are in the area such as Fuzeta, Faro and Barrill beaches which are approximately 15 minute drive.


Faro airport is 20 minutes away by car/taxi costing approx 25 euros. Airport transfer can also be arranged by our local agents. Car hire is not essential as there are good train and bus services from Olhao to points across the Algarve and Lisbon, and many tour services to local (and even Spanish) attractions, since the Spanish border is only 60km away, although car hire is useful to go further afield, for example into the Algarve foothill towns/villages. Airport collection service is available.


5 minute walk along the marina will take you to the town (markets/supermarkets etc.). 18km to Tavira. 8km to Faro old town. 12km to Faro beaches. 30km from Vilamoura. 40km from Albufeira. 65km from Spain.

Further Details:

The apartments are next door to a beautiful 5* star spa hotel situated in a charming historic typically Portuguese town. Within 5 minutes walk from the apartment is a unique selection of bars and restaurants, wonderful fish and vegetable market, shops, banks/cash machines.

****** For further information and videos and links to local hotspots please visit our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MarinaVillageApartments******



Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Olhão in Algarve

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • King size en-suite bedrooms
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The apartment will be cleaned and bed linen/towels changed weekly. Pool towels are provided free of charge. Linen change and mid-week cleans can be arranged by prior booking at an additional cost. Less than a 5 day stay a cleaning charge of £50 will apply. AL tourist licence approved (Camara references 868/AL and 921/AL). Concierge service (airport collection / shopping / reduced golf course rates / theme park booking) can be arranged. Outside: Balcony with sea views and rooftop pool is shared 10m x 4m with wc and 2 outdoor showers.

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