Fuzeta holiday apartment
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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This modern, good sized, air conditioned ground floor apartment with enclosed private garden is one of six in a block accessed through a secure entrance. We set this apartment up as our second home and therefore we have furnished and equiped it with home comforts in mind. The panoramic, sliding front windows highlight the spectacular views across the Ria Formosa and Ocean and make for a bright and airy ambience. For your safety and comfort our apartment is fully licensed for renting. Fully equipped for all your self catering needs, including a gas barbecue, which allows you to cook and eat outdoors in the garden, enjoying the great weather to the full.
Our friendly local property manager will look after you from the time of booking through to the end of your holiday, ensuring that you have a relaxing and stress free stay.
The apartment is on a new prestige development in the quiet and unspoilt fishing village of Fuzeta only a 25 minute drive from Faro airport. The apartment offers a private garden partly sunny and partly shaded, with lighting.There are 2 swimming pools for the sole use of the guests of the complex, one on a terrace above the other, just across the quiet road from the apartment. There are areas to sunbathe by both pools and there is seating in the landscaped gardens with fine views. See the photo take from our living room.
The apartment has an open plan living area which includes a well equipped kitchen. There is Wi Fi, TV, DVD and a Radio/ CD HiFi system. The main bedroom has a king size bed, an en-suite shower room and ample built in wardrobes,with a safe. The second bedroom has twin beds with similar wardrobes and easy access to the second shower room. Both bedrooms have access to the garden through patio doors.
A 10 minute walk takes you to the heart of Fuzeta with its cafes, restaurants and shops. Fuzeta has two Blue Flag beaches, the lagoon beach which is in the village and is safe for young children and the ocean beach which is accessed via a short ferry ride to the island with its large expanse of unspoilt sandy beach, cafes and Sun beds and Parasols for rent.There are coastal walks and activities such as surfing,fishing,boat trips, diving and birdwatching are all available locally. Watch out for flamingoes and storks and many other bird species. There are a good selection of Golf courses within easy driving distance.
Fuzeta station is an eight minute walk from the apartment where you can catch a train that runs from the Spanish border in the east to Lagos in the west giving an easy way to visit the nearby interesting towns of Olhao, Faro and Tavira or the opportunity to venture further afield.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Fuzeta 600 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||400 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 22 km, Nearest railway: Fuzeta 300 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
4 beach towels, large beach bag and a small beach umbrella provided (beach umbrella also fits bracket on some sunbeds by the shared pool)
King sized bed in en-suite bedroom,
Radio alarm clock / I pod dock
Air conditioning units in living room and both bedrooms
As we have a sofa bed we will consider bookings for a family of 6
Secure entry Hall with video/phone security system
Selection of local guide books, phrase book, CDs and DVDs for your use
Marble work surfaces and dishwasher in the well equipped kitchen
Oak flooring to bedrooms
Hair dryer in each bedroom
Sofa bed in living room opens out into a comfortable king size bed
We have a local Property Manager who will meet you on arrival at the property, hand over the keys and answer any questions you may have.
|Further details outdoors|
The apartment is on the ground floor and situated in a quiet cul-de-sac
There are parking spaces in front of the building
The secure garden to the rear is accessed from both bedrooms via patio doors
There is a tiled patio, astro-turfed lawn and pebbled border with plants and trees
Teak table and 4 matching folding chairs with parasol
Gas fired BBQ with hood, side burner automatic ignition and warming shelf
2 Sun Loungers
The garden enjoys both sun and shade and has lighting
the onsite swimming pool is across the road from the apartment, a 30 second walk; there are 2 pools on 2 levels with sunterraces and sunbeds. See photograph.
The apartment will normally be available from 14.00 hours on the 1st day of your stay and must be vacated by 10.00 hours at the end of your stay, unless otherwise agreed in advance.
Tea, coffee, milk, sugar and water is in the apartment for you on arrival free of charge
High chair and cot available for rent on request at 15 Euro each per week
The Algarve region
The Algarve enjoys 3000 hours of year round sunshine, with long hot summers tempered by cooling Atlantic breezes. The coast is one of the most dramatic in the world, has over a hundred miles of beautiful cliff faces, picturesque rock formations and miles of unspoilt golden sandy beaches. Portugal offers a wealth of historic heritage sites, from Roman times onward. Flight time to Faro direct from UK is approx 2.15 hours and Fuzeta is 25 minutes drive from the airport. The Portuguese are friendly and very helpful and many can speak English. The Algarve is currently a value-for-money destination.
Tavira, 15 minutes away by car, is a must-visit town with its river -side location, Roman bridge, gardens, castle and camera obscura. You will find a 13th century castle, the old gate of the city, a Camera Obscura. The old market hall has been converted into a cafe/restaurant and craftshops' area. There are the numerous churches for which Tavira is famous and several stork's nests on the tall chimneys in the town. A picturesque ferry trip takes you to the island of Tavira from the riverside in the town, during the summer, or from the four aquas' jetty, in the winter. The Barril beach, which can be reached using its little train, close to Pedras del Rei, Monte Gordo or Monta Rota are often voted as the best beaches if you want to go further afield. There is a good shopping mall with a large supermarket on the far side of the town which is easily accessible by car.
Along the coast between Olaoa and Tavira, there are several small villages in the Ria Formosa which are well worth a visit; they have a laid back atmosphere, fishing and small pleasure craft to watch and excellent restaurants, we particularly like Santa Lucia.
There are water parks to the west, zoo marine where you can swim with the dolphins and go carting all within 55 mins drive.
Faro, the capital of the Algarve is a great place to visit for its history, particularly attractive is the old part of the city still surrounded by the Roman walls. It is the home to the city's archaeological museum. The "Golden" church contains the Macabre Spectacle of a chapel lined with the bones of 1,200 monks! Enjoy a stroll through the quaint streets and browse in a variety of shops, or simply while away the day relaxing in the cafes/bars. Down at the harbour watch the boats coming in under the railway bridge or fishing from the harbour wall.
Olhão is a busy modern town with an attractive waterfront. Its fishing port is the most important in the Eastern Algarve and its fish market is the biggest. It also has many shops, restaurants and an entire summer festival devoted to sea food. Olhão is very Portuguese, very Algarvian and very un-touristic. The pedestrian shopping area winds in cobbled streets through the moorish-looking old town to the waterfront with its markets, its cafe's, parks and sparkling views out over the Ria Formosa lagoons. From the pier, you can take boats to the island villages and beaches of Armona, Culatra and Farol - all great day trips. The official visitor centre for the Ria Formosa nature reserve is just outside Olhão. Its worth a visit to see: the restored tidal mill (of which there were once many in the Ria Formosa), the bird life, and the chance to spot the very rare symbol of the park, the Purple Galinule.
Olhão Seafood Festival takes place in August (about the 2nd week). It's one of the biggest gastronomy festivals in the Algarve with lots of delicious seafood cooked to perfection to tantalise the taste-buds! There is plenty to entertain you with live music every night.
Hire a bike and take the blue cycle route that runs along the coast.
Olhao recently opened a brand new shopping complex (Ria shopping) including 80 shops, a large supermarket,restaurants/bars and cinema. It also has a new Auditorium.
Fuzeta village, originally only a collection of small fisherman's huts for the storage of tools from fishing boats, has gradually developed and increased to a population of 2000. This ancient seaside village and bird watchers paradise is ideal for holidaymakers seeking a beautiful, unspoilt destination in the Algarve. Wander along the backstreet of traditional cube-shaped houses to discover shops, bars and cafes and relax over a drink before heading off to the calm Blue Flag beach on the lagoon, ideal for the younger children.
A 10 minute ferry ride takes you to the island and the extensive sandy beach with Beach bars and where parasols and sunbeds are available for hire. Here you can spend the day kite surfing at one end or just relaxing in the calmer waters in the opposite direction or simply walk for miles. Arrange to go island hopping and enjoy a relaxing lunch organised by one of the tour operators.
After catching one of the frequent ferries back to the village, how about sampling one of the many seafood appetizers whilst drinking a beer in one of the bars on the waterfront, watching the colourful fishing boats come and go, or enjoy a meal of fresh fish in one of several restaurants? Newspaper shops, post office, bank, pharmacy, butchers and the daily local produce markets are all in and around the main part of Fuzeta.
There is a market in Fuzeta on the 1st Thursday of each month and a flea market/car boot sale on the 1st Sunday of each month, were you will find lots of interesting trinkets as well as food and drink.
At night in the summer the squares are busy with families socialising, eating and drinking and there is usually some live music in one of the bars.
Fuzeta Railway Station is only an 8 minute walk from the apartment. The single line runs along the Algarve coast and stops in most of the towns, it offers good value and a scenic ride either to nearby towns or venturing further afield as far as Lagos in the west or Villa Real San Antonio on the Spanish border.
The accommodation is perfectly situated for golfers wishing to sample the excellent courses in the Eastern Algarve. Within a 20km radius there are 5 courses to choose from. The closest are Benamor and the 2 Quintas (Ria and Cima), they are very popular and can be reached within 15 minutes. The prestigious new course of Monte Rei designed by Jack Nicklaus offers the height of golfing luxury - although a costly experience, this is a real treat for golfing fanatics wishing to experience a little high life! Only 10kms further on towards Spain, Castro Marim offers challenging golf and its famous country club can be highly recommended. Additionally, the many championship courses of Vilamoura and Quinta do Logo are only a 40 minute drive away.
If you would like more information about the individual golf courses then please do ask.
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14 Jul 2014
"A great find"
We had a wonderful holiday in Fuseta and the apartment was excellent. There's been careful consideration by the owners on all aspects of the accommodation and we felt everything was done in the i… More
26 Jun 2014
"An enjoyable stay in a lovely apartment"
The apartment was spacious and comfortable and equipped with everything you could possibly need. Property manager Jane was very welcoming and helpful and immediately made us feel at home. Fuseta is a … More
1 Oct 2013
We really enjoyed our recent holiday in Fuzeta. The weather was excellent. Emails to/from Jane prior to the holiday ensured everything went smoothly including the taxi to/from airport provided by Fran… More
8 Sep 2013
16 dagen in augustus in het appartement verbleven met 2 jongens (13 en 17) we hebben het geweldig naar ons zin gehad. Alles is aanwezig in het appartement alsof je thuis bent. Heel comfortabel. Genote… More
14 Aug 2013
Pasamos unas muy buenas vacaciones en el apartamento Fuseta A mi familia le gustó mucho, y todo lo que se habla de el coincide con la realidad tiene muchos detalles para pasar unas buenas vacacione… More
4 Aug 2013
"Relaxing family holiday"
We really enjoyed our week in Fuseta. The small fishing village is easy to find your way around on foot, and by bike which we hired one day. The restaurants are very good value for money, and the fish is delicious. We liked the Tapas Restaurante and Capris in the square, and some evenings there was open air music and dancing which added to the holiday atmosphere. The weather was hot and sunny so the apartment pool was the perfect way to cool down, our 12year old daughter loved it! The apartment is excellent and has everything you could possibly need. We especially enjoyed eating breakfast outside in the garden each day. The air conditioning was an added bonus. We would definitely recommend a visit to the island beach and to Faro by train. We had never visited Portugal before but we found Fuseta a lovely place for a relaxing family holiday.
It is great to hear that you enjoyed your holiday without using a car. Getting around using the train is easy and good value, and hiring bikes allows you to get to places not accessable by car.
31 Jul 2013
Un excellent séjour à Fuzeta. Hilary est très attentionnée ainsi que Jane qui réserve un accueil très chaleureux. Tout est prévu pour que le séjour soit des plus agréables. L'équipement… More
Thank you for your kind comments, we are always happy to be in Fuzeta too, where the people are friendly and the pace of life is relaxed. We have made our apartment as comfortable as we can and we are always pleased when our guests are happy there.
7 May 2013
"Home from home"
The apartment is extremely comfortable, clean and very well equipped. Wifi would be the icing on the cake. All of our dealings with Hilary the owner, Jane who looks after the apartment and Francisco the cab driver were easy, friendly and efficient. Fuzeta is ideal if you want a relaxed holiday where nothing is much effort. The locals are friendly and welcoming. We ate at the barbecue restaurant near the fish market nearly every day. It was very cheap and the food was excellent. The atmosphere Rui and his staff create is brilliant - it's like paying very little to join a big party! We can highly recommend the apartment and Fuseta.
23 Oct 2012
We enjoyed every moment of our trip to Fuzeta. A lovely unspoilt traditional villiage in the heart of the algarve. The apartment was very well equipped and very safe for young children. The garden is an added bonus! The pool is fab with a lovely view over the ocean. The daily local fish market is lovely & the resturants are very nice with plenty of cafes/bars for a beverage. Everything is so cheap! I would recommend the apartment to anyone of my friends as we had a brilliant time and will return for sure.
9 Oct 2012
"Peaceful authentic atmosphere"
The living area was actually larger than we had anticipated from the photos, which was a pleasant surprise. We had a very well-equipped kitchen section and were provided with all necessary extras such as washing powder, dishwasher tablets and cleaning products etc. It was also good to have some bathroom essentials provided as well as sewing and first aid boxes. The view from the large windows was stunning and we found the sound of the waterfall from top to bottom swimming pools, just over the road, very soothing. There was an efficient service from the property manager on site with easy contact. We were happy to shop in the village on a daily basis, but it was quite a walk back - others might wish to use a car to do a weekly shop. The village itself did not give the impression of being an obvious tourist area, which we enjoyed. We felt that we were getting an authentic Portugese experience and we enjoyed some lovely meals out. Prices were low, service was generally good and the food simple and fresh. In one or two of the cafes and shops English was not spoken, but we managed to pick up a little of the language and we got by. I found my limited Spanish not very useful for spoken language, although many written words were fairly similar. The beaches were easily reached, clean and fairly empty. There was a regular train service a few minutes' walk away which some of our party used to visit Tavira. Despite the slightly scary gap between train and platform, they were helped on and off with a buggy and toddler by willing locals. Overall we felt that we had a very relaxing holiday and would definitely visit again.
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