Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This Luxury Waterfront Apartment with Uninterrupted Sea Views is only a short walk to the heart of Fuzeta, the beaches, all amenities and public transport.
This beautiful apartment has been designed to make the most of the panoramic views whilst ensuring the privacy of our guests. It boasts two private outdoor areas. A balcony leading out from the open plan living room, furnished with tables and chairs and a spacious 65 sq mtr rooftop terrace with fantastic views, private jacuzzi for 6 people, BBQ, table and chairs to dine al fresco and even a sink and plenty of room to sunbathe. Both look out onto landscaped grounds and the split level pools,the salt pans and the Atlantic Ocean.
The apartment has been finished to a very high standard and comes complete with air conditioning, well equipped open plan fitted kitchen including dishwasher, granite work-tops and breakfast bar.
There are two bedrooms one with luxury en-suite bathroom with bath, a separate shower room and spacious open plan living room with Wall to floor adjustable glass windows for the fantastic views, natural light and cool breeze.
The apartment comes complete with a fabulous waterfall swimming pool on two levels including several sunbathing areas, located on the opposite side within view of the apartment.
A 10-15 minute walk takes you to the lagoon beach and the heart of Fuzeta with it's square with many cafes,bars and restaurants,shops,post office, bank and fresh produce markets. Fuzeta boasts two beaches, the lagoon beach in the town with it's calm waters and beach cafes and the ocean beach via a short ferry ride to the island where there are miles of unspoilt clean sands. Within the village there are two train stations where the nearest towns Olhao and Tavira can easily be visited in minutes and are a great day out.
The apartment and area is ideal for families with lots to see and do, or couples seeking a romantic getaway. Visit the traditional Portuguese neighbouring towns and villages along the Algarve coastline or take an organised boat trip from Fuzeta along the Ria Formosa. Go Karting in Olhao, visit the ancient city of Faro or swim with the dolphins at zoo marine in Albufeira. There's something for everyone!
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Fuzeta - 12 minutes walk 800 m|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro International 22 km, Nearest railway: Fuzeta A - 8 minutes walk 500 m|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The apartment is situated on the second floor and is accessed through a secure door with intercom at the apartment block entrance. There are several steps leading up to the apartment.
On entering the apartment you will be amazed at the breathtaking views from the open plan living area!
Across the length of the room are multi opening wall to ceiling doors/windows.
There is a comfortable two seater settee that converts to a sofa bed accommodating two children or one adult and two easy chairs to relax and take in the views.
A large Air conditioning unit is situated in the lounge and is sufficient for the spacious open plan layout.
Well equipped kitchen includes a dishwasher, built-in Oven, gas hob, extractor, integrated microwave, washing machine, large fridge freezer, kettle and toaster.
Marble work tops and ample work surfaces and cupboards with self closing drawers.
Breakfast bar with two stools and a dining table and chairs for 6 people.
Large storage cupboard with shelves and drawers.
Large wall mounted mirror with table with drawer under.
This whole area has a ceramic tiled floor.
37'' HD Flat screen Satellite TV receiving limited English channels, Portuguese TV and blu ray DVD.
Spacious hall way with wood veneer floor.
All other rooms lead off the hall:
MAIN BEDROOM with king size bed.
Additional Ceiling fan.
6 drawer chest of drawers.
two bed side tables.
Wood veneer floor.
Full length mirror.
Built in Wardrobe with shelves,drawers and hanging space.
Sliding windows and net curtains.
Fully tiled En-suite bathroom with bath and hand shower.
Separate shower cubicle.
WC,basin,bidet and large wall mounted mirror.
Air conditioning and ceiling fan.
Two single beds.
Built in wardrobe with hanging space, shelves and drawers.
Large wall mounted mirror over dressing table.
Sliding windows and net curtains.
Wood veneer floor.
Basin with wall mounted mirror, WC.
|Further details outdoors|
One of the best features of this property is the oversized 65 sq mtr very private top terrace.
Here you will see that this unique location has a panoramic view of the sand bank islands, the estuary with it's many species of migrating birds including the flamingos and the Atlantic Ocean.
It is accessed via two sets of full size marble staircases and is solely for your own use.
Relax in you own private 6 seater jacuzzi as you watch the beautiful sun sets over the sea.
There is ample sunbathing space and if you need a little shade then there is a covered area as well.
There is a gas BBQ, table and chairs, sun loungers and even a sink.
Privacy is enshrined in the layout of this particular apartment, preserving the sense of relaxed seclusion.
Across the road and within view of the apartment are the communal split level pools.
The pools are on two levels, the top being a more shallow pool, cascading down to the lower deeper pool. Both have a large patio areas to sunbathe and to take in the stunning panoramic views of the ocean.
The private complex is set amongst tastefully designed landscaped gardens and grassed areas and is a cul- de-sac.
There are parking spaces to the front of the building.
A 25% deposit is required to secure the reservation and is payable by bank transfer.
The balance plus a refundable breakage bond (subject to satisfactory property inspection) of £100.00 pounds will be payable six weeks prior to your arrival.
All charges include cleaning prior to arrival, change of linen once per fortnight if required and cleaning after departure.
linen and towels are provided, including beach towels. Tea,coffee,milk,sugar and water will be in the apartment on your arrival.
My name is Jane and I will be looking after you during your stay in Fuzeta. I will be in contact with you as soon as your enquiry comes through so please do not hesitate to ask me if you require any further information. I will be meeting you at the apartment to hand over the keys and to answer any questions that you may have.
I am available any time on my mobile should you need assistance.
I have a friendly English speaking taxi driver,Francisco and I can arrange for you to be met at the airport and brought to the apartment. The cost is approx 30 euros per car each way.
Please let me know if you require additional provisions on arrival - I charge a small fee of €10 Euros for collection plus the cost.
There is an additional charge of €30 if arriving after 20.00hrs.
The Algarve region
The Algarve is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Every year tourists in their thousands flock to the south of Portugal to soak up the sun and relax in this European paradise.
The Algarve is full of history and heritage. Still standing today are buildings and walls dating back to the Roman times. You are never far from a museum or guided tour to allow you to gain a more in depth insight into the evolution of this beautiful region.
The Algarve has the best all round climate in the whole of Europe and can boast more sunshine hours than California!
Average temperatures range from 16º-17º in January and February, 22º in October to 29º-30º or higher in August.
Temperatures never fall below zero.
With over 100 miles of beautiful cliff faces and extensive golden beaches, the Algarve offers one of the most dramatic coastlines in the world.
There is something for everyone, a relaxing day at an intimate cove, walking along the golden beaches, joining in with the water sports or just taking in the many different sight seeing tours in the local towns.
Fuzeta is a small town in the Ria Formosa in the eastern Algarve.
The famous working fishing boats leave from one end of the key and the passenger ferry and other small boats leave from the other side.
Fuzeta was originally a collection of small huts kept to store tools for fishing boats and now has developed and increased in population but is still very traditional and untouristic.
The town which is located on the coast is known for it's quaint cubed houses with their terraces and interesting chimneys and is a trademark of this part of the Algarve.
Fuzeta has the added bonus of two beaches. The first is a small calm beach on the lagoon in the town itself and is literally only a 12 minute stroll . It is busy in August but the rest of the year very calm. When the tide is in it is great to swim and when the tide is out, you are reduced to paddling and exploring the shore. Families with younger children will love it being wave free and very safe.
The ocean beach is just across the lagoon on the Island of Armona and is easily reached by a short, cheap and frequent ferry ride. The Ocean beach extends for miles so those seeking more peace and privacy can walk 10 minutes to have the beach almost to themselves!
The square as you walk into Fuzeta has many cafes selling tempting cakes and freshly cooked bread. There is a pizza bar, many different restaurants for meat, fish and chicken or try one of the traditional Portuguese dishes in the cafes along the waterfront. Smell the delicious chickens roasting on the BBQs on almost every street corner.
Fuzeta has a street market on Thursdays and a flea market on the first Sunday of the month.
For some strange reason Fuzeta has two train stations. The single line runs along the coast and stops in most of the towns so if you are looking to visit the many charming and historical towns then it is very cheap and easy. Why not take the train to Villa Real San Antonio on the Spanish border or one of the popular towns on the west side, all the way to Lagos.
There is a newly renovated produce market situated on the quay which is open every morning,except Sundays, where you can buy all your fresh fish, meat, vegetables and fruit. On Saturday morning the market is surrounded outside by many smaller stall offering further local produce.
Also for all your other groceries, there is a large supermarket in Fuzeta that is open 7 days a week.
Having explored the cobbled back streets and through the houses you will come across all amenities from the bank to the post office, many little supermarkets, chemists,bakery, newsagents, tourist shops and cash point.
Every July there is a festival, a ceremony acting as a blessing for the town's fishermen for the coming year. Many boats participate and are decorated with flags and flowers all sounding their horns or hooters. The whole village is out in force and is a sight to see!
There are play parks and an artificial football pitch, an area where the locals play boules and at night in the peak of the summer the whole place is buzzing with families socialising and live bands playing.
Pronounced 'ol-ee-ow', Olhão is a busy modern town with a gem of a waterfront. Its fishing port is the most important in the eastern Algarve and its fish market is the biggest. Olhao recently opened a brand new shopping complex (Ria shopping) including 80 shops, a large supermarket, restaurants/bars and cinema. There is also kart racing in the underground car park here.
Olhao also has a new Auditorium.
Olhao also has many shops, restaurants and an entire summer festival devoted to sea food. Ameijoas - the king of clams - is both grown and eaten in abundance and is a 'must-try' entreé, as are conquilas. 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 (fruit, veg, meat, deli as well as fish), 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.
The Sea Food festival takes place in August and half of the water front gardens are closed off and turned into a massive gastronomic and entertainment delight. The sea food is plentiful and excellent, the entertainment is top class and the organisation great. Its a hugely popular event and deservedly so. Don´t miss it if you are here at the time.
Sea food, sampled in any of the restaurants or bought to cook at home.
A coffee, a beer, a glass of wine in one of the market cafes looking over the lagoon.
Sea food festival in August - brilliant !
The old market town of Moncarapacho still has the old meeting square,where you can enjoy a meal or drinks with the locals. Its calm,unhurried atmosphere is the true Portuguese experience for the perfect location to enjoy your holiday. With festivals held regularly throughout the summer with live music and dancing.
The town offers all the necessary facilities; banks, post office, internet, supermarkets and other shops, petrol station, meat/fish/vegetable market, restaurants and plenty of pavement cafés. It even has its own tiny museum and pottery.
A restaurant in Moncarapacho that I would recommend is "COLIBRI". Try "Bife Na Pedra" which is steak on the stone!
Tavira, 20 minutes away by car is a wonderful mix of the unexpected and the unusual. You will find a 13th century castle, the old gate of the city, a Camera Obscura, a magnificent Roman bridge, a beautiful garden with bandstand, and the old market hall which has been converted into a cafe/restaurant and craftshops' area. Then, there are the numerous churches for which Tavira is famous. Pick up your fresh fish, fruit and vegetables from the new local market and admire the salt pans where the famous Tavira salt is harvested. 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, close to Pedras del Rei, Monte Gordo or Monta Rota are often voted as the best beaches if you want to go further afield.
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!
Walk through the quaint streets and in shops,traditional and old or simply while away the day relaxing in the cafes/bars. Down at the harbour there is always the hustle and bustle of the boats and the occasional fisherman.
There are water parks to the west, zoo marine where you can swim with the dolphins and go carting.
500m from nearest train stop (single track) linking to Vila Real Santo Antonio and Tavira (East), to Faro with its international airport and shopping centres (20 mins). Alternatively at Faro you can connect to the western Algarve or the fast train to Lisbon(3 hrs).