Contemporary living in a superbly presented 3 bedroom 3 bathroom (2 ensuite) apt
About Jeff Hyde
Kirstie and I (Jeff) fell in love the first time we visited Olhão and jumped at the chance to buy an apartment there even though we are not ready to retire there yet. We still live in South Croydon but one day......
Jeff Hyde purchased this Apartment in 2016
Why Jeff Hyde chose Olhão
We thought the location of the apartment so close to all the great things in Olhão, water, fish market, ferries to the barrier islands,restaurants and bars etc. with such fantastic specs which are usually considered North European standard was irresistible.
What makes this Apartment unique
A rooftop pool ! Wow !! https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2009/may/09/algarve-portugal-relaxation-beach-holiday https://portugalupclose.com/category/algarve/olhao-a-little-city-with-big-surprises/ https://www.portugalvisitor.com/portugal-city-guides/olhao-guide https://www.portugalresident.com/2019/05/22/olhao-to-erect-seahorse-monument/ Telegraph.co.uk Apr 10 2019 With 125 miles (200km) of Atlantic coastline, the Algarve relies heavily on seafood in its cuisine – and the fish market in Olhao is the place to see and buy it. The displays may lack the finesse of La Bretxa in San Sebastian, but boasts similar levels of variety and unsurpassed freshness. I jumped back in surprise as a Dover sole curled and flipped on the slab. The market was part of a six-hour, Saturday food marathon organised by Eating Algarve (eatingalgarvetours.com), which offers a portfolio of tours across the region taking in Lagos, Loule, Silves, Faro and Algarve wine country as well, all tapping into the increased interest in Algarve cuisine. Six miles (10km) east of Faro Olhao retains the rough and ready air of a working fishing port. At 10.30am,the beer and wine flowed at a hole-in-the-wall café built into the exterior of the fish market where we sampled bifana – thin pork cutlets marinated in red wine and garlic and served in a traditional Portuguese bread roll. We headed through the narrow streets of the Seven Elbows neighbourhood to the rustic Bioco restaurant where we ate generous plates of seared tuna served with sautéed peppers, and then on to seafront diner Bento where owner, and former boxer, Antonio Bento served us his knockout creation of prawns in a sauce made from locally grown oranges and garlic.
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Having rented holiday properties for almost thirty years now, sometimes you find a property online that seems almost too good to be true. This had crossed my mind when booking the Jacaranda Apt., in Olhao.
Having just returned from our break, I can confirm that sometimes in life you get 'exactly what it says on the tin' !
On booking, we received every piece of information that we could possibly require for our stay, including restaurant tips, local information etc, from the very helpful owner Jeff.
Having easily found the property (its pinned on Google Maps), we were greeted by the lovely and very informative Eduarda.
The property itself is a very large, new, seafront, beautifully furnished apartment, five minutes walk from the centre of Olhao.
Every aspect of the property is five star. Huge kitchen, all bedrooms ensuite, rooftop pool, air-con, wifi, range of tv channels including Netflix/Amazon and even Google Home.
They are even 'building' (yes, building) a beach at the entrance to the development.
There is a pub, winebar, restaurant and coffee shop outside your door.
The property is 15 minutes from Faro airport and everything you need is within walking distance of the apartment, so a car is not necessary.
This is, without doubt one of the best properties we have ever stayed at and we will definitely be back.
PS. Can we add 'Cha,cha,cha' to the list of recommended restaurants. Cute building, quirky, lovely food !
It was nice to walk into a beautiful and spotlessly clean apartment, we loved the apartment it is quiet ,relaxing and peaceful within easy walking to the restaurants , markets and the shops.
The roof area with the pool is so peaceful a perfect place to sunbath and enjoy a good book.
The food markets are to die for a very large fish and vegetable market with all the food you need to cook at home if that is your preference, in a very large well equipped kitchen at the apartment.
A walk to the ferry terminal to catch the ferry or a water taxi to visit the islands is a must, the beaches some 9 kilometres long with beautiful sands with restaurants/bars for enjoyment.
Being only 15 minuets from the airport by car is a "bonus.
We will certainly visit again using this apartment
Thank you David. We are glad you enjoyed the amenities offered by the apartment and the surrounding area. We hope to see you again.
What a fantastic and large apartment to have as our base in Olhao. It was a real home from home with all that you would need including a fully equipped kitchen, beach towels, hairdryers in each room, plenty of plug and USB sockets, books, games and a fantastic internet speed. Clearly a lot of thought has gone into the place. The internet TV did buffer quite a lot which we expected but there is normal TV with some English channels and the owners have added PRIME TV though we were too busy to watch any of it!
The welcome pack was a really nice touch!
Rooms were beautifully presented with very comfy beds and with the use of lovely electric shutters keeping the light out we all managed to sleep very well.
Our party was 2 adults and 3 kids of ages 10, 13 and 17, so quite a range of ages to keep entertained!! We had mixed weather but still managed to find things to do including Ten Pin bowling and mini golf in Albufeira. We did the 3-island boat tour which included lunch on the Farol island which was a full and enjoyable day.
We hired a car which was a must for us but you could easily get by with local transport and get a taxi to and from the airport. The ferries to the Ria Formosa islands are a pleasant walk along the promenade which is lined with restaurants and you also get to look in the fish and fruit and veg markets which is highly recommended.
All in all a great apartment and one which we will definitely be rebooking for next year! Thank you very much to Jeff and Kirstie.
Thank you Jenny. It sounds like you were busy ;-) We are glad you had a great time and we look forward to seeing you again.
ottima appartamento per più coppie con comoda piscina
l'appartamento ha il vantaggio di disporre di tre bagni indipendenti (uno per singola camera) e permette di garantire la propria privacy come se si fosse in un albergo, inoltre dispone di un parcheggio pubblico di fronte alla casa. Il proprietario è molto cortese e sempre disponibile al dialogo.
We are glad you enjoyed the apartment and Olhao.
Hope to see you again.
Perfect for Families
The apt. is as nice as described. The people in town are very friendly and the islands farol and armona are very beautiful. Eduarda was very nice and helpful.
Thank you Wilhelm. We are glad you enjoyed the apartment and the area. We hope to see you again one day.
leadingcourses.com Top golf clubs driving time;
Monte Rei Golf & Country Club ( No. 1 ranked, leadingcourses.com ) 45 mins
Clube Golf Oceânico Faldo ( No. 2 ranked ) 40 mins
Victoria Clube de Golfe ( No. 3 ranked ) 35 mins
Oceânico O’Connor Jnr Course ( No. 4 ranked ) 45 mins
The Old Course Clube de Golfe ( No. 5 ranked ) 35 mins
Spanish border is approx 30 minutes, Seville 2 hours,Cadiz 3 hours, Gibraltar 4 hours.