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Lounge / Diner with patio doors to private balcony and views of the Ria Formosa

Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

The Pure Algarve waterfront apartment has a private balcony and roof top terrace with stunning views out across the Ria Formosa and to the sea. Close to the centre of Olhão, but located in a quiet area just on the edge of the town, with all restaurants, cafés and bars just a short walk away. With only a 20 minute transfer, you can be by the pool an hour from landing.

Located on the second floor and with lift and stair access, the apartment is simply yet tastefully furnished. A spacious lounge diner with comfortable sofas, and a large dining table with seating for 6 leads through large patio doors on to the private balcony with views of the Ria Formosa.

The kitchen is well equipped and has all modern appliances including microwave, dishwasher, and washer-drier. The laundry room has space for drying clothes and contains the central hoover system.


The main bedroom can be a large double or twin, and has spacious fitted wardrobes with interior remote light, a dressing table with mirror over, complete with an en suite bathroom (shower over).

The second bedroom has large fitted wardrobes with interior remote light, a dressing table with mirror over, and can also be a large double or twin bedded room.

The single bedroom has a large fitted wardrobe with interior remote light, and a standard size single bed, and there is a large family shower room.

All rooms have separately controllable air conditioning / heating, and electric shutters. All of the beds are very comfortable, high quality, English beds.

A stunning roof terrace with swimming pool has amazing uninterrupted views of the Ria Formosa and out to sea - perfect for relaxing and soaking up the sun.

The private balcony has a dining table for 6 and offers views out to the Ria Formosa and beyond, perfect for a morning breakfast or an evening drink to watch the sun go down.

Private parking is at the front of the apartment, and the main entrance has secure video entry, and also high security locks on the internal apartment door.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Ria Formosa - Ilha Culatra - by water taxi 900 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Faro International Airport 15 km, Nearest railway: Olhão 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, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Parking, Wheelchair users, Lift access
Further details indoors

Also included:

- i-pod docking station

- filter coffee machine

- cool bag and ice blocks for the beach

- English TV

- Portuguese T.V

- flat screen T.V and dvd player

- cot (with linen) and highchair on request with no extra charge

- smoke alarms

- washer / drier

- Bikes available to hire - please ask when booking.

The apartment can sleep 5 adults, all on full size comfortable English beds. A cot and high chair can be supplied in addition at no extra cost.

All towels and bed linen are provided.

Beach towels are also provided.

There are good supermarkets all located within easy walking distance.

New this year is the option to book a relaxing massage in the comfort of your apartment. Whether an old injury needs treatment, or you would just like to pamper yourself, a massage could be the perfect way to spend an afternoon. If you are interested in booking, please enquire for a copy of the Massage List to be emailed to you. Pre-booking your massage before your holiday will give the benefit of a 10% discount. Our Masseuse is fully qualified and is highly recommended - if you would like any more information, please feel free to contact us directly.

Further details outdoors

Secure Video Entry

Sun loungers are available on the roof terrace.

Beach towels, beach umbrella and cool bag with ice blocks are provided.

Bikes to hire are best to be pre-booked as we can't guarantee availability.

Further details

The apartment is strictly no smoking.

Welcome packs are available - please enquire at the time of booking.

We are fully licensed under Portuguese law to rent this apartment.

There will always be an English speaking representative available for the duration of your stay.

The Algarve region

The Eastern Algarve is the lesser known area of the Algarve and for this reason remains unspoilt. With a near perfect climate, the beautiful coastline offers miles of unspoilt beaches and the stunning landscape changes from season to season offering carpets of wild flowers and orange blossom in the spring.

The inland hills offer an insight into the old Algarve, with traditional cottages to see and cuisine to sample. The friendliness of the people, the mix of cultures and the local architecture all show influences of the Greeks, Romans and Muslims who populated the Algarve before the Portuguese conquest in 1249.


Traditionally a fishing village, Olhão is famous for seafood and this can be experienced by a trip to one of the many wonderful seafood restaurants or by a visit to see the wonderful fish market in the historic market buildings right at the heart of old Olhão. The hustle and bustle of the old town with its many cafés, bars and restaurants is just a short walk from the apartment and, if you venture a little further into the old town you will discover a wealth of shops, boutiques, and a few more cafés tucked away to the side.

Olhão Marina is bursting full of yachts, motorboats and traditional fishing vessels, which provides a perfect backdrop to an evening stroll, or a brisk morning walk to get fresh bread. There is always something to see, and with many shaded seating areas for you to stop and enjoy the view and soak up the atmosphere.

The beautiful deserted sandy beaches of Olhão are on Ilha Culatra and Ilha Armona, and you can catch a ferry, or take a water taxi to the beach can be taken from right outside the apartment, although there is a slightly reduced service in winter. Armona island also has a couple of cafés and restaurants.

Olhão market is every Saturday, and there is a wonderful selection of fresh fruits and vegetables and fresh fish and seafood. You can visit to do some fresh food shopping or just to have a coffee and watch the world go by. Other markets in the area are worth visiting too, and a list of these and their dates will be available for you in the apartment information folder.

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5 Nov 2014


"Nice Apartment"

The apartment was very spacious, clean and really well furnished. We were met by John & Helen who explained everything we needed to know. It had all the basics provided which was very much appreciated… More

15 Sep 2014


"Absolutely Beautiful"

We loved this apartment, everything about it was perfect for us. I travelled with my partner and three children aged 7, 9, 14 years old. The apartment is very spacious, the single bedroom has a slidin… More

2 Sep 2014


"the apartment was amazing and the views first were probably the best in the apartment blocks"

wear flat shoes in Olhao. If you dont have a hire car, try to do a big shop the day you arrive, to save on the shopping in the heat and carrying heavy bags… More

29 Jul 2014


"Excellent apartment. Keep it a secret!"

The apartment is as described and as per the pictures (which is not always the case). The location is fabulous. It is the end block and therefore has sun on the balcony all the way through to sunset. … More

14 Jul 2014


"fantastic apartments"

great location overlooking the sea and harbour, the apartment was spotless and very modern upon arrival we were met by john who talked us through everything we needed to know and was very helpful, the… More

10 Jun 2014


"Great apartment!"

Just returned from the apartment and it was fantastic. Spotlessly clean, well equipped, modern, secure. Fantastic location, great views and Olhao is absolutely gorgeous. The port is beautiful and the … More

4 Jun 2014



Fabulous apartment except for the shower in the main bathroom - should have a screen. Good location as long as you have a car. Only one very small frying pan....… More

25 May 2014



Loved everything about the apartment - comfortable, well equipped, wonderful location and views. Have stayed in Olhao before and know the area well and this was by far the best accommodation we'… More

14 Apr 2014


"Beautiful Apartment"

We stayed at the Pure Algarve 2D apartment for a week in April 2014.The apartment was perfect . All mod cons and with lovely views .The apartment is ideally located just a few minutes walk from the t… More

30 Aug 2012


"A modern, well equipped apartment with a warm welcome from the owners"

Our booking through Pure Algarve was simple and queries dealt with efficiently. We were given lots of information about the area and all our questions were answered with a very helpful response from the owners who couldnt do enough to help, giving us contacts and advice to all the nearest activities. Everything in the handbook was up-to-date and very helpful. At a reasonable price we were able to enjoy the apartment at Olhao. This is A spacious, well equipped apartment which met all our families needs. The rooftop terrace has a lovely view, the pool is small, however on only a couple of occasions did we share with other guests therefore enjoyed it to ourselves.

This town is a friendly, warm place to visit with the locals welcoming you. Restaurants, bars and cafe's are unbelievably cheap with lots of delicious fish dishes to choose from, the atmosphere and good food makes a pleasant evening for any family. Supermarkets are also cheap and in walking distance to the apartment.

Families with smaller children could struggle a little to find things to do, depending on interests. The island of Armona has a beautiful beach and is a must to visit. Travelling out of the village proved difficult at times so we used the taxi recommended by the owners but obviously adding to cost of days out. The nearest water park is the Aqua show and this was a brilliant, funfilled day.

Loved the Gypsy markets on the marina.

The fish market is a ten minute walk and is fabulous, as is the fruit and veg market.

Fishing trips in Vilamoura were an experience! (deep sea)

Overall we would recommend this holiday to any family looking at spending time together without being overwhelmed by tour guides, karaoke and candy!


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