Two bright and spacious comfortably furnished apartments located on the quiet edge of the fishing town of Olhão, with wonderful views overlooking the Ria Formosa and out to Faro. Close to all amenities, and adjacent to the new 5 star Real Marina Hotel and spa, only a short walk down the palm lined Marina front takes you towards the historic Markets and the centre of the fishing town of Olhão. The hustle & bustle of the old town with its many cafés, bars and restaurants, local fishermen taking out brightly painted traditional fishing boats, Olhão always has something for you to see, with many shaded seating areas for you to stop and enjoy the view and soak up the atmosphere.
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- Min. Stay2 - 4 nights
Pure Algarve 2D,
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- 14 Aug 2018
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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Superb apartment in wonderful Olhao.
Wonderfully appointed apartment with everything we needed. Sunny west facing balcony, perfect for dining and enjoying the evening sunsets. We enjoyed walks around the Rio Formosa accessible just across the road where you can see flamingoes, spoonbills, egrets etc. Bring some binoculars. Pool on the roof small but perfectly formed with amazing views all round and sun beds available. Only a 10-15 minute walk to the ferry terminal to go to the islands with their stunning beaches. Plenty of bars and good quality restaurants to choose from within easy walking distance. Short taxi ride from the airport so no need for a car unless you want to explore further a field. Warm welcome from the owner very much appreciated. Would highly recommend.
Apartment was great and the town was good and lots of restaurants to choose from .all up we had a good time
A lovely resort made all the nicer by the wonderful apartment we stayed in (2D). Very well appointed, has all of the usual equipment you would expect but it's the little things like beach towels, a shopping trolley so that you're not carrying 5 litre bottles of water back from the shops. We were extremely pleased with the location and standard of the apartments and would go as far as saying the photo's on the website don't do full justice to the reality.
Would definitely go back.
Great location close to the airport & a good choice of restaurants. The appartment is absolutely fabulous. Immaculate with everything you need down to beach towels. We have been to this general area in Portugal many times & this is by far the best appartment we have ever stayed in. We can highly recommend it. Fabulous customer service provided by both John & Helen. We will be back & hopefully sooner rather than later
We visited Olhao in May and stayed at this apartment. What a lovely place to stay with all mod cons and with lovely views . John and Helen met us on arrival and were very friendly and could not do enough to help. The apartment was huge, immacualtely clean and comfortable. Sun all afternoon and evening on the balcony. Took the boat trip to Farol which was beautiful.. Will be returning.
We rented this apartment 2 weeks and it was very confortable , quality beddings , everything was clean and brand new . Nice terrace with adorable sea and saltpanning views , we saw many Flamingos and other waterbirds , very lovely ! Olhao is a 5 min walk with gipsy markets , much good restaurants and our favorite was Gosto & Disto !
The old town of Faro was very beautiful and charming !
Whilst Olhão town itself does not offer a beach, it is a gateway to the famous "Ilhas" of Armona , Culatra and Farol, which provide beautiful deserted sandy beaches. Reached by both water taxi, which is available from almost right outside the apartments in the busier season, and regular ferry services all year round, which are about a 10 minute walk down the beautiful Marina front. The nearest Ilha is Armona and is about 10-15 minutes away. The main Ilhas have cafés and restaurants.
The main airport for the Algarve is Faro International Airport, and there are regular flights to Faro from all over Europe. Many operators offer good flight deals to the Algarve right throughout the year. Situated only 20 minutes form Faro airport, a taxi to the Pure Algarve apartments should be around €20.00. Cafés, restaurants, beaches and supermarkets are all within walking distance, the hire of a car is not essential unless you wish to discover the beautiful Algarve countryside.
Olhão is only 9km from Faro, and there are frequent bus and train services, the stations are only a 10-15 minute walk form the apartment, offering services to many of the historic towns of the Algarve. The historical town of Tavira is 25km to the East which is about 15 minutes by car, and if you do choose to hire a car, the A22 Via Infante motorway is only 10 minutes dive to access the rest of the Algarve.
The Eastern Algarve is the lesser known area of the Algarve,and for this reason remains largely unspoilt. A near perfect climate and a beautiful coastline offers miles of unspoilt beaches,and the inland hills offer an insight into the old Algarve. The friendliness of the people,the mix of cultures and the local architecture all show influences of the Greeks,Romans and Muslims who populated the Algarve before the Portuguese conquest in 1249.
Traditionally a fishing village,Olhão is famous for seafood and this can be experienced by a trip to one of the many wonderful seafood restaurants,or to see the famous fish market in the historic buildings on the sea front at the heart of Olhão. The hustle and bustle of the old town with its many cafés,bars and restaurants is just a short walk form the apartment. Venture a little further through the winding narrow streets, and you will discover a wealth of shops,boutiques and a few more cafés tucked away to the side.
Olhão Marina is bursting full of yachts,motorboats and traditional fishing vessels,and provide a perfect backdrop to an evening stroll,or a brisk morning walk to get fresh bread and a newspaper. There is always something to see-with many palm shaded seating areas you can stop and enjoy the view,soaking up the atmosphere.
Local shops,bakeries,supermarkets,banks,cafés,restaurants and bars are all within easy walking distance. There is a regular market every Saturday morning at the markets on the seafront,and there is a wonderful selection of fresh fruits,vegetables and fresh fish. Markets in other towns occur on other days of the week.
New this year,we can offer the option of taking a relaxing massage in the comfort and privacy of the apartment. Booking before your holiday,you will benefit from a 10% discount. If you would like to see the options available, please enquire and we can email the Massage List for you to select from.
All this information is in a Welcome Information File in each apartment.
Additional pricing information
We return the Security Deposit within 14 days of departure, less any deductions. Payment methods are by PayPal. bank Transfers are possible, but will incur extra costs. Changeover Day: We can be flexible on changeover days to take advantage of cheaper flights, and we do try to accommodate your flight times. However, check in is from 4.00pm and check out is 10.00am unless previous arrangements have been made. Welcome Packs can be booked. Notes on prices: Prices are shown per week, and in Euros. If transferring money from sterling to Euros, PayPal is a secure and easy method to do this, and you don't have to be a registered PayPal user. Price includes linen, towels, beach towels and the end clean. A cot with linen and a high-chair are available at no extra cost. An extra children's bed can be arranged for €75.00/week with linen. Enquiries for Christmas & New Year, or Winter Lets of a minimum of 2 months, please contact us.