Village Marina Olhao
About the home
A brand new 1 bedroom apartment, fully furnished, overlooking the lagoons and salt mines of Ria Formosa National Park, where you can see flamingos and other birds feeding on the salty waters. The apartment has a spacious and sunny balcony with a Weber BBQ and a roof-top pool. 15 min by car to the nearest Golf Course (www.golfbenamor.com) and 10 min walk to a ferry to take you to beautiful unspoiled islands of Armona, Colatra and Farol. The 5 star Real marina Hotel & SPA is just 300 meters away from the flat with a marina in front, where you can rent a boat for a tour along the channels of Ria Formosa.
Free car parking in front of the apartment.
Seafood restaurants, fish and vegetable markets, cafes, bars, post office, shops, banks, taxis and train station/bus station are all within a couple minutes walk.
Faro, the capital of Algarve, with an international airport, is only 10 min away by car (see Google map attached).
To other places (by car): 15 min to Tavira; 30 min to Albufeira; 20 min to Vilamoura.
Other Golf Courses in the area: www.quintadariagolf.com; www.golfcolinaverde.com
Water Parks in the area: www.aquashowpark.com; www.slidesplash.com
|Size:||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Armona, Culatra, Farol (by ferry boat), 2km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Lift access to property
Nearest amenities: 300m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 family bathroom, Solarium / Roof terrace|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony / Terrace, BBQ|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Lift access to property, Parking space|
Further details indoors:
This brand new and large airy apartment was completed in August 2011; All furniture is new and the kitchen has all the modern utilities including a large fridge/freezer, microwave, coffee machine, dishwasher and washing machine. 1 king size bed and 1 sofa that can be converted to a bed for 1-2 children. Air conditioning in bedroom and lounge. Bath and shower are integrated in the bathroom. Beach towels, beach chairs and umbrella are available, together with a shopping trolley.
Further details outdoors:
There's a large balcony with table and chairs and a Weber BBQ. There is also a large sunny communal roof space with a beautiful swimming pool where you can enjoy a wonderful view, perfect for relaxing and enjoy the sun set.3)-
Please bring a pair of binoculars, so you can enjoy the flamingos and other birds feeding in the lagoons.
1) No pets allowed in the apartment
2) No smoking allowed inside the apartment (only in the balcony and terrace)
3) A security deposit of 200 Euros is required prior to arrival via bank transfer. Deposit will be returned to you in cash upon returning the apartment keys.
We prefer bookings for at least 1 week or more.
Please check pricing and availability in the tables below - right after the reviews!
The Algarve / East Algarve region
The eastern part of the Algarve, or “SOTAVENTO” as the Portuguese call it, is without doubt the new frontier of the Algarve. On the borders with Spain and home to some of the Algarve’s most unspoiled beaches, the eastern Algarve has traditionally been a very well kept secret.
The apartment is located just in front of Europe’s most important and idyllic nature reserve, The Ria Formosa Nature Park. Comprising a system of sandy barrier islands enclosing tranquil blue lagoons with flamingos and other birds, it is certainly worth a visit.
The Olhao / Village Marina area
Half a century ago, people from Olhao lived only from the sea. Those who were not sailors, were the sons or grandsons of sailors. The wives were employed by the fishing transformation companies, whilst the men were either fishing off the coast from small boats or from big boats (traineiras), on the high seas. There was plenty of fish and the life was extraordinary. It is still an amazing and unique place. Life here follows a different pattern from elsewhere. People like to gather around the fish/vegetable market and local cafes watching the movement of boats in the river mouth. Some have called Olhao the cubist town, in reference to the white square houses, each topped with a terrace for drying fish, octopus or figs. In the summer, the kitchen moves out into the street where the sardines and small makerals ("carapaus"), fresh from the fishing nets, cook on charcoal grills.
It is foodie heaven and in August there is a wonderful seafood festival where instead of meat and carbo-hydrates, there are great big bowls of fish and seafood (crabs, shrimps, shellfish), served with salads. Meanwhile, the restaurants are open all year around and you can take your choice of a different wonderful place to eat each night.
Olhao train station is only a few minutes walk away and you can either take the train east and visit the interesting perched town of Tavira, go west, and visit the picturesque towns of Lagos and Portimao or even go further North (310 km away) and visit the historic city of Lisbon.
My preferred beach is "Praia do Barril", 15 Km East of Olhao, towards Pedras Del Rei. When you reach Pedras Del Rei, take a small train towards the beach. For this you need to rent a car.
How to get there
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The flat is located 15 Km East of Faro International Airport (se Google map on the large displays attached).
From Faro airport, drive East towards Olhao, along EN125 road and, after approx. 10 km, you will find a roundabout (at Olhao entrance). Turn right along Avenida 5 de Outubro and after approx. 500 m you will find another roundabout at the Real Marina Hotel & SPA. At that round you turn left towards the new complex of buildings. Turn left again and, at the end of the street, turn right.
Look for Block 9B, Flat O, 2nd floor.
If you have GPS the exact coordinates are as follows:
37 deg 1' 29.88" North
7 deg 51' 3.55" West
Activities near Olhao
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
02 Oct 2012
Recently returned from 3 weeks in Olhao. The apartment was lovely - every convenience you could ask for and more. The information pack was very useful showing us where the supermarkets etc. were... more
15 Aug 2012
A lovely apartment that is fresh, clean, spacious and comfortable. The owners have carefully considered everything to suit your holiday needs and they are very pleasant and accommodating.
23 Jul 2012
The apartment was fantastic and completely modern (blue ray player, flatscreen TV and Gas BBQ on the spacious balcony, to name but a few features). Everything had a nice brand new feel to it and gave... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 3|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|September||1 Sep 12||30 Sep 12||€ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|Jan-April 2013||1 Jan 13||1 May 13||€ 300||-||-||1 Week|
|May-June||1 May 13||1 Jul 13||€ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|July||1 Jul 13||1 Aug 13||€ 375||-||-||1 Week|
|August||1 Aug 13||1 Sep 13||€ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|September||1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||€ 375||-||-||1 Week|
|October -December||1 Oct 13||31 Dec 13||€ 300||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
All bills (electricity, water, gas) are included in the rental price for short term lets (1-2 weeks max).
A security deposit of 200 € is required to reserve the apartment, to cover any breakage/damage that may occur. The security deposit is transferred to landlord's bank account (information provided later) and will be returned on the last day, upon complete inspection of the house. An inventory list of all items with their respective costs will be given to you upon arrival.
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