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Air-conditioned frontline apartment, with views across lagoon and the sea.Free

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Two bedroom apartment, sleeps four, in the coastal village of Fuseta

Fuseta is on the eastern Algarve, halfway between the towns of Olhao and Tavira, 40 minutes by car from Faro airport. It was featured by the UK Sunday Times as one of five secret summer resorts in Europe, in May 2017.

The apartment is on the 4th floor of a frontline block, with lift and free on-street parking. It is situated above a strip of cafes and bars and is minutes from the beach and esplanade, the ferry and the town square.

You can dine al fresco on the balcony and enjoy stunning views of the sea and the seafront. Sun tan or enjoy a sundowner on the communal roof terrace.

There is a large living room with a double sofa, two armchairs and a 42 inch (106 cm) flat screen TV, plus a DVD player and satellite with many channels, both English and European, including UK terrestial and some Sky channels. Also supplied is an Apple TV and broadband / wifi.

The main bedroom has a double bed and the second bedroom has two single beds. Both bedrooms have wardrobes.

The spacious kitchen has a dining area and offers views of the town. Appliances include a large fridge / freezer, gas hob and oven and a washer dryer, plus ironing facilities. There are also communal washing lines on the roof terrace.

The bathroom has a 4-piece suite, including a shower over the bath.

There is a selection of small shops and supermarkets nearby. A larger supermarket is a five minute drive away.

Fuseta has a variety of restaurants and cafes that cater for all tastes. The seafood is particularly good as this is a fishing village, with its own municipal fish market, at which local trawlers sell their catch daily.

There are two train stations in Fuseta, the closer less than five minutes' walk away, which provide good links to the rest of the Algarve.

There are several golf courses within half an hour's drive. A set of clubs (male, right handed, bag with stand) is kept in the apartment, stored under one of the single beds, and is available for use, free. Alternatively clubs can be hired from the airport, please see

Parents with young children should note that this apartment has a balcony.

Breakage: We do not ask for a refundable deposit for breakages. We trust that you will replace any items that you break or offer payment. This includes golf equipment.

More Details
Registration Number : 12942/AL - Vista Ria

Caroline Gullan
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Caroline Gullan

I live in Kent, near London. My family discovered Fuseta about six years ago and we all love its delights, in all seasons. I hope you will enjoy them as much as we do.

Caroline Gullan purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Caroline Gullan chose Fuseta

Staying in Fuseta offers you the opportunity to be a guest in a working fishing village, warmly welcomed by the residents into everyday life. There are no hotels or night clubs, but plenty of cafes and bars, some open late into the night. A variety of good quality restaurants offers both traditional fare and excellent seafood, sourced fresh from the town's municipal fish market. There is a host of other attractions, too, including the town beach, an island beach served by a ferry, a delightful esplanade and a traditional town square.

What makes this apartment unique

This apartment is frontline, only minutes from all amenities. Enjoy some of the best views in Fuseta from the balcony. The strip of family run cafes and bars, immediately below the apartment, is a community meeting place and buzzes with atmosphere during the warmer months.


Fuseta Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Gate
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • Towels provided. But not beach towels.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Main bedroom - 1 double
    Second bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Wardrobes, drawers and bedside cabinets. All linen provided.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Smoking is only allowed on the balcony. Please respect this request.


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Air-conditioned frontline apartment, with views across lagoon and the sea.Free
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Location agréable

  • 4 of 5

Location assez agréable : très belle vue sur la lagune et situation centrale pour visiter l'Algrave. Très proche de la mer accessible très simplement par le bateau. Cependant, beaucoup de bruits le soir (animations très bruyantes du camping juste en-dessous...), les bars ne ferment pas à 23 heures... De plus, la propreté et l'entretien de l'appartement laissent à désirer. L'appartement n'étant pas très cher à la location, cela reste quand même un endroit intéressant.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

had a fab time, everything perfect,great place to stay away from all the tourism and mix with the locals.brill location.didn't hire a car this time used trains and ferries.excellent pizza pasta place downstairs.thanks peter if we visit fuseta again we will book with you

christine,phil & stephen

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2011
  • Stayed: September 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Went to Fuzeta with the thought and hope of a family friendly, warm and sunny beach with a local feel holiday and this is what we got!! We loved the small fishing village with easy access to a safe lagoon to swim and explore as well as quick ferry ride to the island. We were lucky enough to been there during the circus and free giant inflatable's set up each night for 2 weeks. The apartment had everything we needed and more! The balcony was great to sit for meals, people watch and listening to local music playing in the cafe area. Would recommend to those who are looking for a simple non touristy, family friendly holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your very nice review I are very pleased you enjoyed Fuzeta and the apartment had everything you needed. Peter
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  • 5 of 5

très bon sejour appartement avec une superbe vue

merci a Caroline !!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lionel. We love our apartment and Fuseta and are just happy when others enjoy it too. Come again! Caroline
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Séjour très Agréable

  • 5 of 5

Appartement avec vue exceptionnelle sur l'océan et la Ria Formosa. Chambre très agréable avec excellent matelas.

Appartement très bien équipe .

Emplacement idéal dans Fuzeta.

Caroline est très à l'écoute et sympathique.

Marie-Pascale et Christian Montpellier France

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Just happy you enjoyed your stay Caroline
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Bury St Edmunds

Lovely apartment ! Very good location !

  • 5 of 5

Close to a great beach Fuzeta island . with great views from the balcony , very well equipped with everything you will need to stay and relax , this area ( Ria Formosa natural reserve ) to me personally the most beautiful beaches in Algarve are here ! Very close by car or train or other transport you have beautiful beaches ( Praia Verde / Manta Rota/ Fuzeta island just around the corner and ideal to relax and get a dive in very clear water . Also there is a good supermarket near the train station , food at the restaurants and there are a few is really good and all included starter wine two main dishes and desert or coffee is average 20 to 25 Euros or as much you like I mean for two people . Great place to stay !! Thank you very much Caroline .

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carlos! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Please do come again Caroline
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Several in front of the apartment block
Nearest Ferry
150 Metres
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Colina Verde Golf & Sports Resort, Moncarapacho
Nearest Train
150 Metres
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Several in front of the apartment block
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Car: not necessary

Fuseta is a small, non-commercialised traditional Portuguese fishing village, with around 2,000 inhabitants, that dates from 1572. If you are looking for a relaxing holiday in a typical Portuguese seaside location, this is ideal for you. There is a variety of good bars and restaurants, catering to all tastes. Many serve fish sourced from the Municipal fish market, caught hours earlier. Fuseta has a square, a harbour and two beaches. The town beach is great for toddlers, as it is wave-free and very safe. The Ilha de Fuseta beach, accessed via a a short ride on a small ferry, offers bars, parasols / sunbeds and equipment hire.

The apartment is frontline, is located on the 4th floor and offers stunning views of the ocean, the beach, the Ria Formosa natural park and the Ilha de Fuseta island.

On 21st May 2017, the (UK) Sunday Times Travel section featured Fuseta, as one of five secret seaside towns in Europe:

For most of us, our idea of a perfect summer week is simple. We want a seaside town with a beach, a handful of seafront restaurants and not too many other tourists. Sounds straightforward, but they aren’t that easy to find.

Fuseta, Portugal

This small town, 12 miles east of Faro, is proper undiscovered Algarve, perhaps because it’s not the region’s prettiest place to look at. The working port has a quay cluttered with fishing dinghies, backed by cuboid white houses that aren’t brochure-beautiful, despite decorative doors and roof terraces tumbling with plants.

Instead of idyllic, this place does authentic: there’s a lively covered market, old boys play boules and other locals meet for coffee and pasteis de nata (custard tarts) in the white- and blue-tiled cafes around the main square. You’ll hear barely any English — residents know just enough to understand that you want to know where the loo is.

Fuseta has one draw in particular: beaches. The lagoon shore in town has safe, sheltered shallows that are perfect for toddlers, but the real finds are the wind-rippled sand spits on the other side of the swirling Ria Formosa, the Algarve’s tidal lagoon and natural park. Take the 10-minute ferry across the lagoon to Ilha da Fuseta (£1.70; you can also go by water taxi or kayak) to access incredible stretches of white sand that line the Atlantic for miles in each direction.

Walking, swimming, kitesurfing, sunbathing and exploring the wild, untamed coast should keep you entertained, but mix things up with boat trips to snorkel with the world’s largest natural colony of seahorses (£34; or go whale-, dolphin- and flamingo-spotting.

Six miles inland is Milreu, one of the most important Roman archaeological sites in the Algarve.

The best octopus on this coast is a 25-minute drive east, in the village of Santa Luzia, but be sure to make your way back to town for a last drink at O Farol, on the harbour, where all the locals go, especially for live rock and blues on Wednesday nights.

Where to eat 
For dinner, it’s grilled fish landed a few hours earlier, a few feet from your table. Casa Corvo, a canteen with plastic tables and chairs on a patch of pavement by the river, cooks it best, on a huge open-air charcoal grill. The jugs of sangria are optional


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Cleaning services, including laundering of linen and towels, are included in the price.

A non refundable deposit of 25% is required to confirm booking. The balance of 75% is required 6 weeks prior to your booking start date. If booked less than six weeks from the start date, then full payment is required at the time of booking.

THE PRICES QUOTED ARE IN € (It is possible to pay in £)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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