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.
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Apartment D - 2 bedroom
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.
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- Aug 23, 2018
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 Olhão
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!
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We have stayed in Olhao previously, so knew what to expect. We had a wonderful five days and the hot sunny weather helped. The apartment is really lovely, very modern and extremely clean. It has been maintained well. The owners (Mark & Hayley) are close by should you need anything, which is nice to know, but really, the apartment has everything that you could possibly need and the rooftop pool is a bonus, as is the apartment balcony, which has luxurious chairs, sofa and table. Also a bonus, is two modern lifts to the apartments. Olhao is only a 15 minute (20 euros) taxi journey from Faro airport, making it a place that you can visit without a car should you prefer. We visited Faro and Tavira via the train (easy to do with the help of the local info office and inexpensive). The beach is accessed via a short ferry journey (15 min walk from the apartment) - the ferries are often and not expensive. The majority of the restaurants are a 15 minute pleasant coastal walk from the apartment, but there are two bars and places to eat within a 2 min walk from the apartment ('Emotions' is especially good). We will be back.
Thank you Jan and Pete for your kind comments and so peased you had an enjoyable holiday - we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Mark and Hayley
Luxury Apartment in excellent location
My wife and I rented this apartment for 11 days in June 2018. It is a luxurious property and was spotlessly clean. It had everything we could possibly need or want. The roof top pool area is a real suntrap for sunbathing and was very quiet during the time we were there. The location of the apartment was also perfect. My wife has a walking impairment and walks with the aid of a stick, but managed to walk as far as the restaurants near the fish market before needing a rest. Olhao itself was an ideal location for us as it was only 15-20 minutes from the Airport and only a short drive to many villages of interest. We would certainly return to Olhao in the future and stay in this apartment again if the dates were available. A lovely apartment, which made our holiday so enjoyable.
Bruce, thank you very much for your comments, so pleased you had a great holiday in our apartment and Olhao. We look forward to your return visit.
Lovely modern spacious clean apartment close to town
Lovely apartment ticked all the boxes .. couldn’t fault it
Sharon, so pleased you enjoyed your stay and thanks for your comments.
First Class all the way
We had an excellent week in this apartment. It really has everything you could wish for. The weather was not kind but still the apartment was very comfortable. Very clean and all mod cons.
We were met outside the apartment by Eduarda and she was very knowledgable and friendly.
No faults at all.
Beautiful two weeks in Olhão
We have spent wonderful two weeks in Olhao. The weather was on our side, it was warm and sunny every day. The apartment was exactly how we thought it would be, very cosy, practical and comfortable. And everything was so tidy and clean. There were all appliances in the kitchen we wanted for home cooking, the living room, the balcony and the bedrooms were nice and roomy. All in all we were very satisfied. We really felt like home.
The location is so good, it’s only less than 10 minutes walk to the historical centre with several restaurants and to the unique market hall. The walk on the side of marina is fantastic and you are also able to enjoy the beautiful sun set. This was our second visit in Olhao and we certainly want to come again.
We loved our stay at the apartment in Olhao, it was very well equipped, and a great size for our fam
We loved our stay at the apartment in Olhao, it was very well equipped, and a great size for our family. The location is really good, being just a short walk to all the lovely restaurants and the old town. Mark the owner has been very helpful throughout our booking and our stay here. We would definitely recommend.
Thank you very much for your comments and so pleased you enjoyed your stay, we look forward to having you again as guests
Mark and Hayley
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.
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.
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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.