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VILLAGE MARINA: luxury 1 bedroom apartment with splendid views

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,054 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

romantically furnished close to all amenities

The Village Marina Complex is located in Olhão (15 minutes east of Faro) and facing the ocean, offering magnificent views of the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve with one of Portugal’s most unique collection of islands.

Our in Maroccon style furnished apartment is located on the 3rd floor (2 elevators) and offers a beautiful view over the lagoon with flamingos towards Faro and the mountains. On the roof of the building a swimming pool with sun terrace, shower and toilet for the residents of the hall. Of course it is fully equipped. All rooms have air conditioning with remote control (also used for heating and dehumidifying) and electric darkening blinds. In the kitchen: a refrigerator, freezer, microwave, oven, dishwasher, washer / dryer, a coffeemaker, toaster, steam iron, etc. There is a central vacuum system. Moreover, a beach umbrella, beach towels, bathrobes, shopping trolley etc.We also provide all basic needs, such as toiletries, litter bags/toilet paper/paper towels, coffee/tea/sugar/tea etc.

The balcony has a dining area for 4 and separate sitting corner for 2.

From November 1-March 31 also available for long term winter let at special rates. Ask for quote.

Olhão, a lively fishing port, still retains its original character with a strong Moorish influence. It's the place to be for people who love the real Portugal, with its history and culture, beautiful islands and beaches, nature and interesting hinterland. The 1.3 km long boulevard in Olhão is one of the finest in the Algarve with green parks and playgrounds. Striking are the famous red market halls with daily (except Sunday) fresh fish, vegetables and fruits. On Saturday there is a local product / gypsy market. There are many excellent cafes / coffee shops, shops, bars and restaurants. The choice of restaurants is great, but the very fresh fish, clams, squid, crabs and shrimp are excellent.

The islands with its beautiful beaches and the nature, combined with the marina and lively boulevard with an abundance of shops, café bars, excellent restaurants and the local market halls, as well as the 5 star Real Marina Hotel & Spa next door make this a perfect holiday destination.

More Details

Owner
Sophie Erkelens
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german, portuguese, dutch
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2017

About Sophie Erkelens

My husband Wim and I have been living in the Algarve since July 2000. Since we live in Quelfes, about 15 minutes away from Olhão, we are available to deal personally with all your needs and requirements. We always welcome our guests personally.

Sophie Erkelens purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Sophie Erkelens chose Olhao

Lovely views from the living room and balcony.

Amenities

Olhão Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1054 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We always welcome our guests personally.

Reviews

4.5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
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Lote 14, porta 1, flat 4c

  • 4 of 5

Out stay was from 4th - 15th August. The weather was unusually warm, 32 - 36 degrees every day.

Wow, what an excellent apartment, all mod cons included as well as all the little bits that you need when on holiday.

The owners were fantastic, a lovely couple. The apartment was so well appointed it was like being in someone's home!

The town is great, not too touristy, but not to remote either. There was a great balance between the two, which reflected in the prices of restaurants, pastelleria and cafes. There was a good supermarket in town - walking distance (Must take your trolley though). Also there is a Lidl within walking distance again your trolley is required.

The train service was fine and very cheap, went to Fuseta (fantastic beach) and also into Faro which is good for shops etc.

Olhao doesn't have a beach as such, but taking the ferry to one of two islands or both if you so wish you can then have a day on fantastic sandy beaches.

If you want to fish, the are a couple of good tackle and bait shops which will be able to supply just about all you need for good fishing, most of which you catch is edible!

A visit to the local fish market is a must, so much variety available to purchase, then there is the meat market along with the fruit and veg market all of which is locally produced.

To wrap up, this is a great little jewel in Portugal, a place which will be visited again by us in the not too distant future.

Loved it, didn't want to go home!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent above expectations

  • 5 of 5

The apartment, Olhao and surrounding beaches are of the highest standard. The apartment is extremely well maintained and serviced by Sophie (owner) who met us on arrival and took the time to show us around the apartment and gave us a quick brief on Olhao and its beaches. This was backed up with a comprehensive written pack within the apartment. The town itself is a working fishing port with a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Food shopping was excellent with the fish and fruit market 5 minutes walk away backed up with the supermarkets all of which are within 10 mins walk. To reach the beaches the ferries are frequent and quick and add to the enjoyment of the holiday. The beaches are of white sand, clear blue sea and when we were there very quiet. Local cafes and sunbeds, to hire, are available at the beaches which provide all the facilities of an excellent relaxing day at the beach.

Overall we enjoyed Olhao and Sophie apartment to the extend we are planning to return in September. There is no need for a car all is within walking distance. There is no sign of English pubs or Irish bars, everything is Portuguese and the local provide a very warm welcome.

Highly recommended apartment, town and surrounding area

JCW

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Car: not necessary

Olhão, a lively fishing port, still retains its original character with a strong Moorish influence. It's the place to be for people who love the real Portugal, with its history and culture, beautiful islands and beaches, nature and interesting hinterland. The 1.3 km long boulevard in Olhão is one of the finest in the Algarve with green parks and playgrounds. Striking are the famous red market halls with daily (except Sunday) fresh fish, vegetables and fruits. On Saturday there is a local product / gypsy market. There are many excellent cafes / coffee shops, shops, bars and restaurants. The choice of restaurants is great, but the very fresh fish, clams, squid, crabs and shrimp are excellent.

The islands with its beautiful beaches and the nature, combined with the marina and lively boulevard with an abundance of shops, café bars, excellent restaurants and the local market halls, as well as the 5 star Real Marina Hotel & Spa next door make this a perfect holiday destination.

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

From November - March 31 also for available for winterlet at special rates. Ask for a quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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