Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This stunning modern apartment with sea views is located on the first floor of a small and peaceful development with landscaped gardens, parking and no through road!
The bright and spacious 2 bedroom 2 bathroom self catering family apartment overlooks the Ria Formosa Natural park with all it's wildlife and on to the sea.
This particular apartment is situated on a corner and has no immediate neighbour. It is modern, well disigned and benefits from air conditioning throughout.
The lounge and dining area has full length windows and balcony doors making the most of the great views and natural light as well as the cool sea breeze. There is satellite free view TV with many English channels and a DVD player. Your own private balcony is an extention of your lounge and is ideal for al fresco dining or simply relaxing in the sun whilst taking in the fantastic views.
The kitchen is bright and spacious and very well equipped with dishwasher, washing machine and a large fridge freezer. There is also a central island for the preparation of food with plenty of storage space.
Just across the way, within view of the apartment, there are two good size outdoor swimming pools on two levels with sunbathing areas and loungers for the sole use of our guests on the complex.
Just down the road and within a 12 minute walk, the quaint fishing village of Fuzeta offers so much to see and do including swimming in the sea at the lagoon beach accessable by foot or the main beach by ferry, boat trips, watersports, cycling, fishing, kite surfing, walking and bird watching or simply just chill out on the complex by the pool. There's something for everyone.
A car is not necessary as the apartment is only a 12 minute walk to Fuzeta and the shops, beach, cafes and restaurants and all amenities. A short 8 minute walk to the train station gives easy access to the neighbouring towns and villages along the Algarve coast.
The apartment and area is ideal for families and couples and offers lots to see and do, a romantic getaway, family holiday by the beach or pool, walkers, birdwatchers or even golfers. Hire some bikes and 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. You will definitely want to return!
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Fuzeta - 12-15 minute walk|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro International 21 km, Nearest railway: Fuzeta A - 8 minute walk 500 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||Air conditioning, TV, Safe|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
Access to the apartment is via 2 sets of wide marble steps and could be unsuitable for guests with restricted mobility.
On entering the apartment you will be amazed at the naturally bright and spacious open plan living area.
The wall to floor windows and patio doors allows in the cool sea breeze and leads out to your private balcony with table, 4 chairs and two sun loungers.
The living area provides 2 comfortable leather sofas,
A large oak dining table and comfortable leather chairs accommodating 4 people.
There is free view TV with limited English channels and DVD.
A large Air conditioning unit is situated in the lounge and is sufficient for the spacious open plan layout.
The well equipped kitchen has a dishwasher, built in Oven, gas hob, extractor, integrated microwave, washing machine, large fridge freezer, kettle, toaster and coffee machine.
There is a useful central marbled top island with ample cupboard space and further marble work tops.
The drawers are self closing.
There is a Large storage/utility fitted wardrobe containing ironing board,iron,clothes dryer etc.
This whole area has a ceramic tiled floor.
Spacious hall way with wood veneer floor.
Large full length mirror.
All other rooms lead off the hall:
Brand new extremely comfortable double bed.
Bed side table and wall lamps.
Built in Wardrobe with shelves, drawers and hanging space.
Sliding windows with curtains.
Wood veneer floor.
Fully tiled en-suite bathroom
Chrome towel rail.
WC, basin and large wall mounted mirror over, chrome pedal bin, chrome toilet roll & brush holder, soap dish and toothbrush holder.
Covered electric socket.
Two comfortable single beds that can be zipped up to make a double bed.
Built in triple wardrobe with hanging space, shelves and drawers.
Bedside table and wall lights.
Sliding windows and curtains.
Comfortable upholstered stool
Wood veneer floor.
Full size bath with shower over and shower curtain.
Wash Basin with wall mounted mirror, WC, Bidet.
Chrome towel rail.
Chrome pedal bin, chrome toilet roll & brush holder, soap dish and toothbrush holder.
Covered electric socket.
|Further details outdoors|
The apartment has a south facing private balcony directly off the living area that overlooks the Ria Formosa Natural Park and the sea.
It comfortably accommodates 2 sun loungers with covers, a table and 4 chairs for dining al fresco.
There are two pools, for the sole use of the guests of this complex. They are on two levels, the top being a more shallow pool, cascading down to the lower deeper pool. Both have spacious patio areas with sun loungers to sunbathe and to take in the stunning panoramic views of the ocean.
The apartment is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, on the first floor and is a corner apartment with no direct neighbour on one side.
The apartment block consists of 6 apartments and is accessed through a secure door to the lobby with video door entry system for added security.
There is ample car parking outside the block.
There are 16 wide marble steps leading up to the apartment and maybe unsuitable for guests with restricted mobility.
A 25% deposit is required to secure the reservation. The balance plus a refundable breakage bond (subject to satisfactory property inspection) of £100.00 pounds sterling 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.
All bed linen is provided. Towels are provided for use in the apartment. 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 and €40 if arriving at the apartment after 22.00hrs.
The Algarve region
The Algarve / East 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.
GOLF - There are 7 main golf courses on the Eastern Algarve.
The Ria Formosa natural park with it's salt pans,marshes, lakes and wetlands is a haven for birds and bird watchers alike. Anywhere between Cape St. Vincent and Vila Real (extreme west to east) will put you near a great spot for seeing many lovely species such as white stork, bustard, black-shouldered kite, hoopoe and many more.
There are guided bird watching tours available from Fuzeta waterfront.
The Fuzeta / Bias do Sul area
Fuzeta is a small town in the Ria Formosa in the eastern Algarve only 20 kms from Faro.
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 within walking distance of the apartment. The first is a small beach on the lagoon in the town itself and is literally 12 minutes walk for the apartment. 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! Spend the day here and relax in the restaurant, bars and cafes.
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, Fuzeta A only being 8 minutes walk from the apartment. 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 we benefit from a large supermarket situated at one end of Fuzeta that sells fresh bread,meat,produce and has a large dairy section and wine counter.
The town lies on the Algarve Ecoway, the coastal foot and cycle path, along which you can now walk east to Arroteia or Pinheiro or west to Olhao. You could always get the train back!
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.
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!
Olhao - pronounced OL EE OW is situated in the heart of the Ria Formosa Natural park. The town has continued to pursue it's main livelihood of fishing whilst earning a reputation as a beautiful holiday destination.
The sandbanks, salt pans and long stretches of golden beaches add to the timeless allure of this attractive region.
The fishing industry continues to capture the interest of all who visit Olhao. Whether it be the fisherman's quarters of the old part of town with their curious cubist-shaped houses and moorish flat roofs, the morning buzz of the fish/meat /veg and fruit markets by the waterfront or the boats at the harbor returning with their catches.
The town is a hive of activity and a picturesque mixture of sounds, colours and smells. A walk around the historical center through the cobbled streets that takes you past the 17th century church or a visit the Ria shopping mall, catch a movie, browse around the many shops or simple while the day away watching the boats on the waterfront enjoying the hustle and bustle of the busy locals!
Leaving the town behind and crossing the maze of canals, sand banks and marshes of the beautiful Ria Formosa lie the long sandy dunes of Armona, Culatra and Farol islands, accessable by the ferry.
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).
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11 Apr 2013
The apartment is looked after by the owners agent Jane, nothing was too much trouble and Jane made sure that there was tea,coffee and milk in the fridge ready for my arrival. The apartment has a lovely balcony overlooking the on site pool, and gives great views out to sea. It's a short walk to the village, about 10 minutes where there is a supermarket and plenty of bars serving food all day. A short boat ride from the harbour takes you out to one of the best beaches on the Algarve .The apartment is a 5 minute walk from the railway station, for a couple of Euros you can explore the fantastic town of Tavira with its roman bridge and castle and shops, it's well worth a visit.
I have stayed on this complex a number of times and never been disappointed.
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