|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Why Fuzeta and Our Apartment:
Fuzeta / Fuseta is a traditional fishing village, with superb beaches and views over the Isla de Armona & Ria Formosa National Park. Our apartment is situated on the Fuzeta Ria is an ideal place to unwind and have a break from it all in some of the most beautiful surroundings. The apartment boasts window views over the lagoon & sea. With access to unspoilt areas of natural beauty and only 30 minutes from Faro airport. The apartment is only a couple of years old and is positioned on a development of 30 apartments and 20 town houses built to very high specifications with a quality finish. A private tiled garden with sun loungers & table and chairs, two spacious bedrooms, one with large en-suite, open airy living area with dining area and fully equipped kitchen, the apartment has everything you need for a great stay in this undiscovered region of the Algarve. The local town is a 10 minute walk away and the bigger towns of Olhao and Tavira are within easy reach by either train or car.
The traditional fishing village of Fuzeta is not over commercialised and is truly laid back and chilled. Constant sea views of the the Fuseta Ria National Park (an ornithologist’s paradise) and the Isla de Armona from the lounge and around the grounds of the property are hard to beat. Set within a boutique development, it is quiet, luxurious and has a definite wow factor. 2 pools including a roof top infinity pool is available for use. There are several grocery shops and a fresh food market only 10 minute’s walk from the apartment and one of the best beaches a short ferry ride away. The apartment has air conditioning throughout, massive floor to ceiling windows and a secure video door entry access system. The private garden at the back allows you to enjoy the almost continuous Portuguese sun.
We looked around the Algarve for a place that boasted fantastic beaches, somewhere that wasn't overdeveloped and still retained a bit of 'old Portugal' and was still family orientated. There is a marina and village with excellent, simple bars and restaurants with great seafood and seriously good prices to boot. There is something for everyone here, several nearby quality golf courses, water parks, horse riding and water sports. We also regularly use the local train service and haven't hired a car for our last 3 stays. Faro Airport is mere 25 minute drive away.
Notes on accommodation:
The apartment is based on the ground floor & accessed by lobby, video door entry system. Located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. Bright airy rooms fully air-conditioned. Laminated wood floors to bedrooms and hallway. Ceramic floor tiles to living area. Fully tiled bathrooms, both fitted with shower cubicles, the en-suite being a double. Front-line location with great views of the lagoon, the Ilha De Armona and the swimming pools from the lounge.
Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms)
Bedroom 1 with double bed, triple fitted wardrobe, large en-suite bathroom with double shower, toilet, basin & bidet. We also have a travel cot for the smaller ones.
Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds (can be pushed together), triple fitted wardrobe.
Both bedrooms have full height sliding doors to the tiled garden.
Bathroom 2 with shower, toilet, basin & bidet.
Open Plan Living Area:
Panoramic open plan living & dining area, fully glass fronted floor to ceiling windows offering sea views. Furnished with a large corner sofa that contains the fold out sofa bed. There is a TV with local Channels, DVD & Wii. The TV has the standard USB and HDMI ports. Unfortunately, there are a limited number of channels available, local channels primarily. We use the USB port to watch movies or box sets that we have on a portable hard drive. The Wii has 6 games and 4 controllers available.
The dining area is part of the open plan, kitchen, lounge and dining area. Seats 5/6 Most guests dine al-fresco outside. Child's high chair can be hired. Al fresco dining at rear with kettle BBQ. .
Fully equipped and spacious with oven, hob, marble work tops, integrated microwave, washing machine, large fridge/freezer. All kitchen utensils, crockery, cutlery and glassware, kettle, coffee percolator and toaster. Cool bag with ice-packs.
Tiled terraced garden to the rear of the apartment with sun loungers, as well as tables and chairs for al-fresco dining with kettle BBQ.
We have a Vodafone Wi-Fi unit that require topping up. There is also free Wi-Fi available in the pool complex.
Linen and Towels:
All linens are provided and for short terms stays are changed mid stay. Longer term stays will be provided with double sets of linen. There is a washing machine in the apartment or we can arrange for your laundry to be done at cost.
Bathroom and hand towels are provided for your stay and for short term stays are swapped amid stay.
Beach towels are also provided (please launder before leaving or an additional charge of €15 will be deducted from the breakage deposit), boogie board, skim-board, buckets and spades, beach sun tent are all available for use. There is also a granny trolley to help bring groceries back from the village market.
We have a large private tiled garden with wood topped garden table with an umbrella and 6 chairs. Tap with shower function and 4 sun beds. As well as our private terraced garden there are communal gardens to stroll around with benches and views over the Ria Formosa. We have also provided a small 2 seat garden table and chairs to sit outside the front of the apartment for early morning coffee and pastel de nata.
The pool complex has split level pools with amazing views across the Ria Formosa and assorted salt pans. There is a wide array of bird life including flamingos on the pans.
The pool is secured and accessed by a secure swipe card system.
We would highly recommend booking your beauty treatments with Beauty Secrets situated in rooms in the pool complex.
There is also a laundrette consisting of a washing machine and dryer, both coin operated.
There are also lockers available to store your luggage in whilst waiting for flights.
There is a well-stocked library which you are welcome to borrow from as well as vending machines supplying beers, cold drinks and ice creams.
The complex is in its own cul de sac with next to no traffic other than owners and guests. It has communal gardens to Portuguese stone and grass with benches to sit and admire the views or watch the sun go down with a glass of the local vino. Several car parking spaces are freely available.
We can arrange a taxi to pick you up and drop you off at the airport. Faro airport is about 25 minutes away from the apartment.
2 adult bicycles are available for your use and there are 2 places you can hire bikes from in the village. The cycle paths around Fuzeta are flat and well maintained and an early morning ride is highly recommended.
The Ilha de Fuzeta is one of the best beaches in the Algarve. The more adventurous can easily walk from Fuzeta to Olhao along the beach. There is also a variety of beach bars on the Ilha in the high season and it is regularly serviced by a ferry service in the high season and less so in the low season. You can also hire a water taxi to other beaches on the other Ilha's
There are several superb golf courses all within a 30 minute drive, the nearest being Colina Verde only 4km away.This 9 hole executive par 3 golf course is suitable for players of all levels with an average playing time of 1.5 hours.
Benamor - Ranked 25 by the visitors of Portugal golf Experience, the 1st course to be open to the east of Faro. The course offers both southward views out to the Atlantic Ocean and Nothwards towards the hinterland with it's striking hills and fertile valleys.
Quinta Da Ria - Is a spectacular 18 hole golf course and is in the Ria Formosa natural Park. It spreads along down to the Ria Formosa itself, hanging ovet it and with a stunning view of the sea. It is a par 72, comprising of two loops of 9 holes and each loop with two par -5, five par -4 and two par -3 holes.
Monte Rei - Ranked 1 by the Visitors of Portugal Golf Experience. This par 72 championship course, is a truly unique and challenging design.
We were once hardcore holiday campers in the UK but got tired of holidays ruined by grey skies and constant rain. We love the beach and we are all keen swimmers and wanted a place that we thought would appeal to potential guests and that we wanted to go back to time and time again. We haven't been disappointed yet. We love Fuzeta and its laid back, child friendly feel and have even got the stickers to prove it!
Alan Bawden purchased this apartment in 2010
We looked around the Algarve for a place that boasted fantastic beaches, somewhere that wasn't overdeveloped and still retained a bit of 'old Portugal' and was still family orientated. There is a marina and village with excellent, simple bars and restaurants with great seafood and seriously good prices to boot. There is something for everyone here, several nearby quality golf courses, water parks, horse riding and water sports. We also regularly use the local train service and haven't hired a car for our last 3 stays. Faro Airport is mere 25 minutes drive away.
The traditional fishing village of Fuzeta is uncommercialised and is truly laid back and chilled. Constant sea views of the the Fuseta Ria National Park (an ornotholgists paradise) and the Isla de Armona from the lounge and around the grounds of the property are hard to beat. Set within a boutique development, it is quiet, luxurious and has a definite wow factor. 2 pools including a roof top infinity pool is available for use. There are several grocery shops and a fresh food market only 10 minutes walk from the apartment and one of the best beaches a short ferry ride away. The apartment has air conditioning through out, massive floor to ceiling windows and a secure video door entry access system. The private garden at the back allows you to enjoy the almost continuous Portuguese sun.
Nov13-Z&A&S. Had a lovely stay, apartments is perfect, had everything we need. We really didn't want to leave it. Want to come back soon!
Oct13-T Family-Worcs. We had a fantastic holiday. Lovely people, bars, shops, restaurants, beaches and pool. The apartment is home from home. We'd like to come back again and would be very happy to stay here.
Oct13-T&WY-Hong Kong. Had a great time, weather was great, food was inexpensive and beach was perfect. Really loved the apartment and can't wait to return.
Sep13-K&N-Blackpool. Had a fantastic 2 weeks. Great food! Great Weather! of course a great apartment! Most relaxing holiday ever! 1st time we haven't hired a car no need here. WE LOVE Eastern Algarve and Fuseta, probably one of the least touristy!
Aug13-B Family-Kerry. A fine spacious, well equipped apartment. Had a lovely week.
July13-O'S-Cork. Apartment was perfect, a home from home. Had a great time in the sun we'd recommend it to anyone will be back next year!
The apartment is of an excellent standard. We stayed for three weeks and had a fantastic time. The apartment is set within a small complex, shops and restaurants are near by - we managed without a car. Many thanks.
We first stayed at this apartment in 2015 and were equally satisfied this year. Excellent apartment beautiful area, booking is very easy and your returnable deposit is refunded promptly, once again many thanks.
The apartment was clean, spacious and had all the bits and bobs we needed for our stay. Can't fault it in any way. Close to the pool, but far enough away for quiet and an easy 15-20 minute stroll into the town. Elisabete was efficient and very helpful, offering us a lift in to town on the first day but then we decided to walk, she gave us excellent directions to where we needed to go.
Excellent cafes and restaurants in the town sq
The apartment was spotless & has every thing you need to make your stay simple & enjoyable. I was travelling alone & just wanted a quiet beach holiday to recover from a long Summer season in my job & prepare for the Xmas period. The pool is Fantastic with great views. The beach is Great & has a new bar & toilets, with other options a short walk away. Make sure you get the boat over to the Island, best €1.60 you will spend. There are plenty of places to eat in town, every thing is just a 10 minute walk away. If you want to travel further afield & are not hiring a car, the train station is 5 minutes away giving you access to the whole Algarve. On the whole I had a fab time & the weather was superb, I will be visiting again for sure.
We had an absolutely wonderful stay in Fuzeta. Fabulous flat - one of the best we've stayed in. We all loved its space, the airiness, the light and generally the relaxed vibe. All the facilities were top class - memorable showers and lots of home comforts. Area at the back perfect for sunny breakfasts.
Fuzeta was a great find. A working town that fits in tourism rather than the other way round. Such a lovely, friendly relaxed environment and restaurants to die for. Several in square some of which seemed to open only on Friday and Saturday. Scandinavia also worthy of mention. owner very easy to deal with and supplied plenty of tips which was great. The kids loved the beaches which were spectacular. Would definitely recommend apartment and town. We'll be back!
We stayed for a week in July with our 14 year old daughter.The apartment has everything you could think of and was extremely clean. Large patio with sun loungers although the weather was a bit too hot for us to use it. We preferred to take the ferry to the island to cool down in the sea or the fab little pool just across the road, which never got very busy. Elisabete was very helpful and even drove us into town and gave us a short tour of the village when we arrived. We loved everything about Fuzeta, it's a very traditional fishing village and not spoilt by tourism. We used the train to go to Tavira and Olhao, the trains were easy to use and cheap. The highlight of our week, however, was dolphin watching on a boat trip from Fuzeta, we saw several small groups of Dolphins who swam all around the boat! Magical! Would highly recommend.
Special interest holidays:
Sports: All Watersports, Horse Riding, Golf within 30 mins drive, Fishing
Great for: Beach or pool-side relaxation, A winter sun break, Walking holidays, Bird Watching in the Ria Fomosa National Park, Cycling holidays. There are a couple of excellent water parks to the west, a marine zoo where you can swim with the dolphins, and go-karting within 45 mins drive of the apartment. Tavira is well worth a visit, you will find a 13th century castle, the old gate of the city, a Camera Obscura, a magnificent Roman bridge, a great plaza to have coffee & watch the world go by, several old churches. A picturesque ferry trip takes you to the island of Tavira from the riverside during the summer, or from the Quatro Agua's jetty (great restaurant there too), in the winter.The Barril beach, close to Pedras del Rei, Monte Gordo or Monta Rota are often voted as the best beaches if you want to go further afield.
Olhão is also worth a visit, very Portuguese, very Algarvian and very un-touristic.
A short 10-15 minute walk to the lagoon beach by the marina close to a cafe and facilities, just a short walk back into town for lunch. A picturesque marina where boat hire and water taxis are available.
The stunning Isla De Armona beach is accessed by 2 minute ferry ride (€1.40 return - 2013), immaculate sandy beach stretching for miles, walk 5 min for your own bit of beach. Toilets & food & drinks facilities available. Beach shops selling parasols, buckets and spades are along the sea front.
Faro airport is approximately 30 minutes by car. Hire cars and taxis are available from the airport. We can arrange these for you. We have used the rail link from Faro to Fuzeta following the coastline and can be recommended. Whilst a car is not essential it is recommended to maximise access to the surrounding areas.
The local shop (Loja Fresco) is a 10 minute walk and fish and fruit markets in Fuzeta are a short walk away as are various cafes and restaurants. The nearest larger towns are Olhao to the west, 10 minute drive, Tavira (well worth a visit) to the east 15 minute drive. Further afield are Vilamoura with its ostentatious marina and Albufeira, a lively resort but with its 'old town', well worth a visit. Both less than an hour away and the Spanish border around half an hour.
Fuzeta has all your essential amenities. Shops, cafes and restaurants within a 10 minute walk. There are ATMs, a post office, pharmacy and beauty salon all within walking distance. A charming authentic daily fish market.
Fuzeta also has it's own petrol station. For serious shoppers there is Ria Shopping in nearby Olhao and closer to Faro, Forum Algarve (off the N125). Both have large food shopping stores. Tavira, the nearest larger town, offers a smaller shopping outlet with a large hypermarket. Tavira has a larger choice of restaurants and bars and a square where very often out-door performances by local artists are held.
Fuzeta is located on the Ria Formosa Natural Park, a protected haven for a wide variety of birds and wild life, it is possible to watch flamingos feeding and other exotic visitors to these shores. Organised boat trips and expeditions are available through local agencies from both the Fuzeta & Tavira marinas. The town has its own small marina, from where a boat can be hired to independently explore the coastline. Jet ski and kite surfing hire is available from the beach.
The touristic resort of Albufeira is together with Vilamoura less than an hour ago and historic Lagos perhaps an hour and a half all accessible on the A22 motorway or by the rail link available from either of the two railway stations in Fuzeta (change at Faro).
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$124|
A 25% deposit is required to secure the reservation. The balance plus a refundable breakage bond (subject to satisfactory property inspection) of £100 will be payable one month prior to your arrival. All charges include cleaning, change of linen once week & cleaning after departure. Linen & towels are provided. Tea, coffee, milk, sugar and water will be provided, extra provisions can be provided at cost + €20 to arrange. There is an additional charge payable to our Manager of €30 if arriving after 20.00 or if arriving before 08:00. A lost key-card for the pool will cost €35 and any call outs to unlock the apartment will be charged back at cost. BBQ cleaning charge of £15.
Flexible, daily rates available on request. Arrival and departure times are flexible depending on availability and can be arrange with our manager, Jane. There is an additional charge of €30 if arriving after 20:00hrs
Notes on prices:
We have a Graca travel cot in-situ. Should you require another cot and / or a high chair they are available to rent on request at €15 euro each per week. 1 change of linen included in the price per week, any additional changes will be charged at cost + 20%. We accept PayPal too!
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.