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Fuzeta Ria – Home 77923 Apartment

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 5 nights min stay
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Fuzeta Ria – Home 77923

Excellent 5/5 Excellent – based on 26 reviews

  • Apartment
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 5 nights min stay

Apartment / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

A first floor south facing modern apartment situated a 12 minute walk from the fishing village of Fuzeta (also spelt Fuseta). Kitchen, lounge/dining area, and a large balcony offers magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean. In the lounge area there are 2 sofas, a dining table and chairs for 6. The well equipped kitchen has an electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, cooking utensils, cutlery and tableware for 6. Balcony - patio table and 6 chairs. The master bedroom has a king size bed and full length double windows. There is a large en suite in the master bedroom with sink, toilet, bidet, shower cubicle and bath. There is also a family bathroom with toilet, sink and shower. Second bedroom has 2 single beds and full length double windows. Both bedrooms have large fitted wardrobes with enclosed 4 drawer units. There are fly screens on the windows in both bedrooms.There is a DVD player and a TV satellite system providing UK (BBC, ITV etc.) and other TV and radio channels.

A first floor south facing modern apartment situated a 12 minute walk from the fishing village of Fuzeta (also spelt Fuseta). Kitchen, lounge/dining area, and a large balcony offers magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean. In the lounge area there are 2 sofas, a dining table and chairs for 6. The well equipped kitchen has an electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, cooking utensils, cutlery and tableware for 6. Balcony - patio table and 6 chairs. The master bedroom has a king size bed and full length double windows. There is a large en suite in the master bedroom with sink, toilet, bidet, shower cubicle and bath. There is also a family bathroom with toilet, sink and shower. Second bedroom has 2 single beds and full length double windows. Both bedrooms have large fitted wardrobes with enclosed 4 drawer units. There are fly screens on the windows in both bedrooms.There is a DVD player and a TV satellite system providing UK (BBC, ITV etc.) and other TV and radio channels. Wi-Fi Internet can be available for a small extra charge. There is air-conditioning in all rooms.As there are 2 bedrooms and a sofa bed we may consider bookings for a family of 5; please enquire re suitability. There will be a surcharge of £5 per night for the use of the sofa bed for additional occupancy (above 4 persons).

Further details

Notes: Dates marked 'reserved' may be available - please enquire.

A refundable breakage deposit of £100 is required with the payment of the balance. This deposit will be held by Holiday Lettings and should be refunded within 10 working days of your departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection) but please note that we have no control regarding the time Holiday Lettings take to repay.

There is an additional charge (to meet and greet you) of 15€ if arriving between 1900 hrs and 2000 hrs and of 20€ for arrivals after 2000 hrs.

Rentals of 6 nights or less will be considered but will incur a 'contribution towards cleaning' charge of £40.

Arrival time is after 1600 hours and departure time is by 1030 hours. However, we will try to be flexible and if the apartment is available outside of those hours you may stay on/check in earlier for a small additional charge. We are happy for you to be met at the property to drop baggage etc but entry cannot be gained until after 1600 hrs (to allow the cleaners to prepare the property).

Strictly no smoking at this property.

Further details outdoors

The apartment is on the first floor and is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac.There are parking spaces at the front of the building.Access is made via a lobby and there's a video door entry system within the apartment.This small, modern, quiet and well-designed complex has the benefit of swimming pools on two levels: the top being a deeper pool, cascading down to the lower pool of varying depth. Both have sunbathing areas and sun loungers are provided to take in the stunning panoramic views of the Atlantic ocean and Ria Formosa.There is also a south facing private balcony directly off the living area - with dining space for 6 people.

Location description from owner

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. 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!

Typically temperatures range from 16-17 in January and February, to 22 in October whilst in August it may be 29-30 or higher. Temperatures never fall below zero. For more details on the weather you can expect, visit this site:
http://www.rentinthealgarve.co.uk/weather_history_in_europe_june_to_november_2011.html

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.

Fuseta

Fuzeta (also spelt Fuseta) is a small town near the lagoon 'Ria Formosa', which is in the nature reserve of the Eastern Algarve. In former times Fuzeta was an old fishing village. Fishing boats leave from one end of the quay; small pleasure boats and the ferry to the island from the other.

Fuzeta is just 20 minutes drive away from Tavira - a charming old town described as 'the jewel of the Eastern Algarve'. It is also just a 30 minute drive from Faro airport and with an excellent motorway connecting the Western Algarve to Spain, you are never far from anywhere. The Spanish border is approximately 45 minutes drive away and Lisbon can be reached in 3½ hours. For some reason there are two train stations, Fuzeta A (the nearest) and Fuzeta.

The town lies on the Algarve Ecoway - the coastal foot and cycle path - along which you can now walk east to Arroteia, Pinheiro and beyond, or west to Bias and on to Olhão.

Fuzeta is the ideal location for anyone looking for beautiful beaches, golf, fishing, bird watching, mountains and history.

There are two beach options - the town beach by the harbour with clear, calm, shallow waters which is great at high tide and perfect for toddlers who don't like waves; or take a short boat ride to the very long and lovely ocean beach on the island 'Ilha de Armona' where there are beautiful dunes and rolling waves for which the Eastern Algarve is famous.

Fuzeta has a street market on Thursdays and a flea market on the first Sunday of every month. There is a newly renovated produce market situated on the quay which is open every morning, except Sundays, where you can buy fresh fish, meat, fruit and vegetables. On Saturdays the market is surrounded by many smaller stalls offering further local produce.

For more details on the Eastern Algarve, visit these sites:
http://www.visit-eastalgarve.com/travel_guide.htm
http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Portugal/Algarve/Fuzeta-287230/TravelGuide-Fuzeta.html

If golf is your sport, you will be spoilt for choice! Visit this site for more details:
http://www.algarvegolf.net/courses/index.htm

There are a number of water parks within easy reach. For more details, visit this site:
http://www.portugal-sport-and-adventure.com/water-park.html

For other activities and sports, visit this site:
http://www.portugal-sport-and-adventure.com/guide-to-the-algarve.html

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Beds in other rooms:
  • 1 En suite, 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Shared garden
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Safe
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

The owners . .

Tourist Licence
11163

Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
25 Sep 2016
Years listed:
7
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English


This Apartment has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 13 Jul 2011. Located in Olhao, it has 26 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £175.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 25 Sep 2016.

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“A real find”

Reviewed 10 Sep 2016

We arrived by train at Fuseta A station and walked for less than ten minutes to the apartment, following the directions given to us by owners Chris and Alan. Alet from the leisure centre met us as promised with the keys and showed us round the apartment. The apartment has large, glass windows to the front which overlooked the Ria Formosa and is spotlessly clean As we had travelled with hand luggage only, a washing machine and supply of beach towels came in handy. We paid £1 a day to use the wifi which is very fast and the apartment has British TV channels. Although the apartment has air conditioning, Chris and Alan have installed fly screens on all the windows allowing them to be left open overnight. There are two small pools at the leisure centre just over the road and plenty of available loungers with cushions. The apartment is a ten minute walk from the town where there are numerous places to eat and drink, many serving freshly caught fish at reasonable prices. The small square came alive at night, and some evenings had live music on. We are keen walkers and the owners gave us a couple of lovely walks around the Ria Formosa which started from the apartment. We did these early morning and saw lots of bird life. There are some really good paths and cycle ways. We would hire a bike next time but we felt the weather was too hot for cycling. Fuseta has a lovely town beach, where the water is shallow for children and also has a good beach bar. A ferry can be taken to Armona Island beach which is very long and from there you can walk to Olhao which takes around 90 minutes. Even though it was August, we saw very few people further along the beach whilst walking. The apartment has beach mats,umbrellas etc to take to the beach so there is really no need to hire beds, which at 15€ for two and an umbrella we thought were expensive. We felt Fuseta was a lovely, authentic, Portugese fishing town and would definitely stay here again in this lovely apartment. Chris and Alan have thought of everything in the apartment and are so easy to deal with.

“Perfect relaxing getaway in authentic Potuguese fishing village”

Reviewed 1 Jul 2013

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 there are supermarkets; and the railway station. Pensioners can get cheaper rail fares if they show their passports. There is a good variety of restaurants/cafes which are all excellent value for money. The train, which is cheap, can be used to go to many of the local towns and villages, many of which are still authentic Portugese. Some wonderfull beaches can be reached easily by using the train. We did not hire a car and really did not need one.

“Great apartment and location, highly recommended.”

Reviewed 9 Mar 2012

The apartment is first class and had everything we needed with the added bonus of meeting Christine and Alan the owners. Although only February the weather was great and we were able to relax on the pool terrace in the sun every afternoon. We also loved Fuseta - our kind of place. No frills, no hotels or clubs just simple bars and restuarants with no one trying to rip you off. We don't do "Posh" when on holiday! A visit on the train to Olhao and it's fish and vegetable markets is a must. We ate out everyday and drank quite a bit (as you do on holiday) but still brought half of our euros home. Lovely people and everything is so cheap. We drank most evenings in Rias Bar, Cubanitos or Bar o'Farol and lunchtime at the beach or in the square. We ate all over but particularly liked the Tapas Cafe and Ria Pizza. Also had a great meal in Crispim's which is owned and run by the same couple who run Cubanitos. Although both OAP's we love loud live rock music so one of the highlights of the fortnight was the Wednesday night live music in Bar o'Farol with local rock star and music teacher Domingos and his young music students playing good hard rock - Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd etc. This was the last thing we expected in such a laid back, sleepy little fishing village. A great out of season break and will be returning again when the ferry to the island is running.

“Good location - basic accommodation”

Reviewed 17 Nov 2011

Great views from spacious balcony. Quiet (apart from neighbour's cockerel!) cul de sac location. Basic furnishings only in bedrooms and finishing touches needed (which I understand have since been provided). Local agent very helpful with lots of local knowledge.

“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. It's also perfect for the train station, from where we visited the local towns of Olhao and Faro. The apartment itself it spacious and well organised, with everything that we needed to ensure our stay went perfectly. The views over the marshes and the sea was lovely, and a perfect way to wake up in the morning. The apartment is also well placed to maximize these views, but at no moment felt overlooked. The pool was a lovely place to relax during the days, and in the evening the waterfall filled the air with a pleasant ambiance. Local shops were about 10 minutes away and the restaurants are right next to them. In the evening they serve a wide range of seafood and other meats (the black pork kebab was a particular highlight) at reasonable prices. We ate out with a jug (yes jug) of house wine for just under 30 euro.

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