“First class apartment, and owners” This is a fantastic apartment and Olhao was a big surprise. The apartment was beautifully decorated. It is finished to a high standard and with a balcony view to die for. I would highly recommend this apartment. Sophie and Wim can't help you enough. They are only a phone call away and always on hand with great info. Walking around the town you would always find a café or bar to chill out. There were many restaurants and food was very good. O BOTE was our favourite. We did not get to the Islands but there is always next year. My wife and I have been in the Algarve many times. We have always found the people are very friendly. The people of Olhao were the friendliest we have come across. We are already looking to go back to Olhao. We will back to this special apartment or one of Sophie and Wim's other apartments which look just as good.
We stayed in this apartment iin mid April for one week. It is a fabulous apartment with all mod cons and stunning views .The location is perfect for exploring the area.Great restaurants and easy acces… More
“The Best Holiday Apartment you could possibly stay in”
Reviewed 30 Apr 2013
My partner, and myself stayed in the one bedroom apartment for one week, and could not be more pleasantly surprised at how well furnished, and the location of the apartment.
We have booked for June,… More
“Fabulous and cosy apartment with lovely view from balcony”
Reviewed 14 Jan 2013
Ideal place to relax and experience the real Portugal. Close to all amenities restaurants, local market, shops, supermarkets, banks,bars, great public transport to all the main sites in Algarve.We wer… More
“Excellent apartment, the perfect base for a great holiday.....” After reading all of the positive reviews I was confident we'd found a gem and we were not disappointed. Hilary was easily contactable from the start and we even asked a few questions on the local area whilst there too and she was always quick to respond. Due to late eve arrival we had asked for a few breakfast items to be purchased which was no problem at all and we had agreed to pay Mars on arrival.
However, when we offered euros for the items they said ' no' and that it was covered. How kind! The accommodation was ideal for us with a 2 & 5 year old. Plenty of space and having the outdoor area was a real bonus. Having the option to stay in and BBQ and not have to go out (which is always a gamble with tired youngsters) was the perfect combination. The apartment is like home from home with many essentials there for your use. All that's asked is if you do use something then please replace - seems more than fair! It's very clean and safe. Having the pool opposite was great, well maintained and clean. We didn't hire a car and we were happy with our decision. Just as previous reviewers had said we found the distance to the beach, shops, restaurants all manageable with the 2 year in the buggy. The lagoon beach is wonderful for young children, you feel very safe without the huge waves that you normally have to encounter.
This was our first visit to Portugal and we would go back in a heartbeat. The area itself is quiet and not too 'touristy'. A walk down to the front you will find some
good restaurants and a kids play area in the evening with inflatables, trampoline etc. Overall this was the perfect mix. Happy kids = happy parents! Thank you Hilary for being the perfect host.
We had a great experience staying in Hillary's apartment this July. The apartment is very clean, well equipped (air-con, cable tv, large number of cooking untensils, dishwasher, wi-fi) and within walk… More
“Wonderful apartment for a relaxing family holiday.”
Reviewed 28 Oct 2016
We stayed at the apartment for one week in August with our children aged five and one and had a lovely relaxing holiday. Prior to our holiday Hilary helped with all our questions and the lady who met… More
We are pleased that you enjoyed your return visit to Fuzeta, and that Yellowfish and our manager made your arrival and stay easier. Hilary
“Lovely Relaxing Family Holiday”
Reviewed 12 Sep 2016
We stayed in this apartment for 11 nights in August 2016. The owner, Hilary,was incredibly helpful answering all our enquiries, pre-booking and post the same day. Nothing at all was too much trouble.… More
“Idealic apartment with absolutely stunning views.” Chris met us and showed us round the apartment making sure we knew how everything worked. All I can say is that it looks exactly like the pictures on the website, it really is a luxury apartment. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay as near perfect as possible. The view from the balcony is stunning in fact we spent most of the time there when in the apartment. There is a fantastic rooftop with a Hot Tub and good private area for sunbathing again with great views. The apartment has great beds with top quality bedding we slept so well as it was also very quiet. The leisure centre is only a walk across the road and has excellent facilities.
We knew the area as we stayed in Fuseta the previous year in the Formosa Village resort but I would say that this complex is much better. It is only 10 minutes walk into the centre of town and only 5mins to the nearest small supermarket. The train station is so handy where you can travel all along the coast either way to Faro or Villa Real.
We both really love Fuseta, it is the first time that we have returned to a holiday resort two years in succession. The small square in the centre of town is a great hub for everything happening both during the day and night. We like our coffee and cake in O largo Bakery in the morning and the best restaurant for lunch or dinner is Capri in the square. There are plenty of other great restaurants I think we sampled most of them and the prices are unbelievable.
The apartment 'Mars Vista' was excellent...spacious,modern,well equipted, and very clean.lovely open views from the terrace.Hot Tub relaxing and fun. Fuseta is a nice little fishing harbour,lots of ea… More
“Lovely apartment with amazing views”
Reviewed 13 Apr 2015
This apartment is spacious and very well equipped. It's got a really nice layout, all very clean, bright and comfortable and everything you could want in a holiday apartment. The absolute winning fea… More
“lovely place lovely apartment so peacefull”
Reviewed 14 Nov 2011
we got picked up at the airport and were at the apartment in about 30 minutes. jane was there to meet us and show us around. the apartment is lovely and everything you need is there. you are spoilt fo… More
Estuvimos en Arretorta Villa hace unos días, por mi cumpleaños. Éramos doce, família y amigos cercanos. La casa es grande y muy acojedora! El salón es enorme, muy buenas habitaciones y la cocina … More
“Fantastic, family friendly villa” We had two families in this villa and it didn't seem crowded at all. Everything was lovely and clean. There was tea and coffee when we got there which was great. Loved those showers! There's a large swimming pool along with a smaller babies one within a one minute walk from the villa. The locals were very friendly and genuine. Food lovely either within the villa complex or around locally. We would definately return back to Carvoeiro - loved the quiet but within reach of noise if you wanted it.
“Great property to relax in.” We stayed for one week in September. The apartment is very modern , with two lovely bedrooms , one en-suite , one with a separate bathroom. The kitchen is compact but modern , and a huge lounge with a good selection of channels on the TV. There is a good sea facing balcony which looks over the salt marshes and have excellent views of the sunset. Air conditioning and water pressure/temperature were excellent.
The pool area on the roof is very small , just really an over sized plunge pool , there was no one in our block of eight flat , so no problems with access to the pool , but may be different if any any of the other apartments were occupied. Lots of free parking , the apartment we stayed in was in the furthest block from the hotel , I would allow ten minutes walk to the hotel entrance and five more minutes to the town center . There is a small shop nearby but as it's tied to the hotel , it's very,very expensive , Just go into town or go to the Lidl nearby which are considerably cheaper. There are a couple of new eating places in the apartment blocks but we always walked into town as it was so cheap , and there was a good selection of different cuisines. You can use the boat to the islands that leaves opposite the front of the hotel , you need to buy tickets either in the hotel lobby or from one of the little white huts nearby , before boarding so allow extra time. The property management company met us at the apartment even though we didn't get there until 10.30 pm on the Saturday which was very easy to arrange. Definitely recommend the apartment and the area.
We spent Christmas and New Year in Olhao and it suited our needs perfectly. We wanted an 'away from it all', low key Christmas and we got it. Olhao is a working fishing town, full of character and cha… More
Thank you for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us, and indeed the delights of Olhão. The complex now has a few extra amenities, like a barber, mini market, dentist, and another cafe. We look forward to welcoming you again
Reviewed 27 Aug 2016
Stayed here with my family we loved it great apartment so much room great location and views short stroll into town lots of restaurants to choose from and easy access to get to ferry… More
“Total relaxation fantasti hot tub” I stayed here for 2 weeks with my husband and two teenage sons. The apartment was more than adequate with all the home comforts you could want, especially useful were the beach brollies and chairs, the boat trip to the beach was really good although quite busy in the mornings and the train to Barrell beach was also fun. We also played golf 4 times during our stay and the courses were all good and not too far away. Jane was very helpful and even arranged a taxi for us one day. The area is very nice and more traditional than the central Algarve area the bars and restaurants were all good value for money. The hot tub was a real treat and was very relaxing after the heat of the day.
A lovely appartment with lots of room,when we first arrived we were met by jane who was very helpful and told us that this was one of the best appartments as it was not overlooked , esp from the roof … More
“Hope to go back soon!”
Reviewed 9 Aug 2011
The condo was breathtaking and very nicely located. An easy walk into town for dinner and drinks and a short drive to many nearby beaches. The beach at fuzeta though was our favorite! Nice and clean a… More
Reviewed 24 Jun 2013
The apartment was quite simply first class,views,cleanliness,position,amenities,it had everything,I would recommend this to anyone.
The taxi was there to meet us and Jane was waiting at the apartment… More
We stayed at the apartment for a week during peak season in August.
Overall the apartment itself was fine however our issue was with the rooftop pool area.
When we got to the pool extensive mainten… More
Thank you for your feedback. As with all feedback we take everything on board and should there be anything of any negativity it is addressed and ensured it will not be repeated.
Firstly sincere apologies for the pool situation. The apartments condominium had informed us there would be an issue and I personally had arranged for you to have access to another pool before your arrival. I agree, this situation is not ideal nor convenient and I had asked if the maintenance worked could be delayed until a quieter time. Unfortunately they couldn't do that, as it was all of the blocks, not just this one.
My mistake here was not informing you immediately. I apologise. Many things went through my mind but I was mainly worried you would be unable to find alternative accommodation in August should you chose to move somewhere else, at such short notice.
During my conversation with the apartments condominium I asked about space/loungers and they assured me there would be additional loungers for the guests coming from another block. I didn't receive any communication from you regarding this issue during your stay so I assumed they had provided what they had said they would. I can assure you had you called me I would have immediately gone to the apartments and arranged additional loungers for your comfort.
You should have been told about the pool situation before your arrival and upon check in and I have spoken with my team regarding communication and how this must never happen again. We always strive to ensure all our clients are happy with the service we provide and receiving a review such as yours is so rare to us that it affects the whole team. We have reviewed our check-in process and will now move forward to ensure all essential communication is covered with every booking.
Again, I can only apologise for this situation back in August and hope you return to the Eastern Algarve and I give you my assurance should you chose accommodation associated with us you will receive the service and communications we are well known for.
“Lovely Spacious Apartment” Just had a week at this lovely apartment, it was everything we had hoped for. Great location just 5/10 minutes stroll to the town and all the amenities. Extremely high standard and really well maintained with everything you need for a really comfortable stay. All the facilities you need in the apartment everything have been considered for a home from home experience. We loved coming back at the end of the day and relaxing on the roof top terrace with pool while the sun went down.
Would have no hesitation recommending and would love to return again. Thank you.
Great apartment with everything you need for a great stay a real home from home, Will definitely recommend this apartment… More
“A little piece of Paradise in Olhao”
Reviewed 15 Oct 2012
Just back from our second holiday to Olhao. What a wonderful place. Stayed at the Village Marina Complex, a ground floor apartment. The roomy apartment was adequate to all our needs. Space/ modern fac… More
“Everything we needed - excellent”
Reviewed 10 Oct 2012
The apartment is situated in a convenient position for town, the supermarkets and for daily excursions which take place in Olhao, and the cleanliness of the apartment was second to none - it is obviou… More
“Awesome Spot - Great Facilities” The apt was within walking distance of town, it was super clean and it had everything we needed. Very happy with our stay here. If you looking for real Portugal this is it.
We had a great holiday in Fuzeta. The apartment is lovely and is in a small, upmarket, quiet complex. Very well equipped and spacious for our needs and as there were only 2 of us it was great having … More
Thank you for your review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our apartment. As you say, being on the ground floor with its own private garden is an advantage especially for those guests with small children. We are constantly looking to improve the information pack that we send out to guests to help them make the most of their holiday in Fuseta.
“A relaxing family holiday in excellent acomodation with great facilities”
Reviewed 25 May 2013
Apartment is by far the best we have stayed in-spotless, new development, with everything you could need for a family holida!-our 6 month old loved it! Pool was great- with a shaded area ideal for kid… More
“The apartment and the village are both wonderful”
Reviewed 3 Mar 2013
We stayed for a four day break from the British winter and it proved the perfect getaway. The apartment, newly-built and to a high specification, was great; nicely furnished and with two good bedrooms… More
“Perfect relaxing getaway in authentic Potuguese fishing village” We stayed 6 nights in Fuzeta, and enjoyed every minute of it.
Alan and Chris arranged a driver (English expat) to transfer us to/from the airport, and despite landing at 10:30pm, he still gave us a quick tour of the village before dropping us off, which really helped us get our bearings, and find things we might have stuggled with otherwise (such as the ticket office for the island ferry.)
Welcome pack of bread, milk, teabags etc. was a nice touch as we were hungry after the flight.
Apartment had everything we could have possibly asked for. The two-level pool is in a separate area across the road from the apartment (accessed via a keycard) and we were often the only ones there. In June it got the sun until around 8pm (on the top level).
The village is beautiful and doesn't feel touristy at all. Plenty of good, cheap restaurants with great food (we recommend the Tapas, Scandinavian, and Crispim's). The lagoon beach is lovely, and not too crowded in June (although busier at high-tide due to lack of beach-space!)
For a couple of euros you can get the ferry to the island of Armona (on the other side of the lagoon), where you can take your pick of empty beach along the 6km or so beach front! We walked all the way along the island, then got the ferry to Olhão and got the train home (check ferry times from the island to Olhão, as they only go around every 2 hours, unlike the Fuzeta one, which is much more regular).
Most people in the town speak at least some English, but I'd recommend learning some basic phrases and things like numbers etc, just to avoid embarassment. Phrase book and dictionary are provided in the apartment.
Overall, one of the best holidays I've had, and would definitely go back. Highly recommended.
“Excellent apartment with beautiful views out to the sea.”
Reviewed 12 Jul 2012
A well designed and beautifully finshed apartment with everything you need.
The key holder, and the complex staff were all very friendly and helpfull.
It is just a short walk to the town; where ther… More
“Excellent Quiet Location, Beautiful Apartment”
Reviewed 3 Nov 2011
We thoroughly enjoyed our time in this excellent part of the Algarve. The location is perfect, far enough away from the centre of the village to feel secluded but close enough so not to feel isolated… More
Reviewed 19 Mar 2017
Thank you Alan and Christine and Staff for an amazing h… More
“Beautiful clean apartment” We had never booked online this way before and were a bit worried as to what we would find but the photos and description in the advert are exactly as the apartment is!. The ground floor was great as we didn't have to worry about the children on the terrace and the pool area was clean and very safe. Fuseta is a great little place not too touristy and the kids loved going on the ferry to the islands. We spent a lot of time in the square on a night as the protuguese are very welcoming of children in restaurantes and it was only a 5 minute walk.
We didn't realise that it is a nature reserve so it was a bonus to see beautiful birds as we wandered around Fuseta.
The train station nearby is great to go to Olhao & Tavira the next towns although we did intend to go further we found it hard to drag ourselves from the pool most days. Great holiday and congratulations to the owner for decorating it so nicely when it's rented out.
“Lovely spacious apartment close to all amenities”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2013
Stayed in this apartment July/August 2013 with my husband and three children. It is a lovely bright spacious apartment. The apartment is approx 7 minutes walk to the beach and there are lots of cafes/… More
“Spacious apartment but a little dated”
Reviewed 19 Dec 2016
Great location near the centre and quite close to the beach.
There were some problems with the boiler (someone had forgot to turn the mains gas on!) and the internet took a day to work. We reported b… More