Village Marina Olhao
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Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2 Home 128209
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Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2
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 is on the 2nd floor, and 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 bedrooms|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Nearest beach||Armona, Culatra, Farol (by ferry boat) 2 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro International Airport 15 km, Nearest railway: Olhao 1 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Lift access, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|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.
The 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.
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.
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13 Mar 2015
"An oasis of comfort and relaxation"
The apartment is ideally situated, being within easy walking distance to the centre of Olhao, along the waterfront. It is modern, light, bright, extremely comfortable and well equipped. The sea view from the spacious verandah and also from the roof (with its swimming pool) is a joy, especially at sunset. The attention to detail in the apartment is wonderful; there is nothing lacking, making it a great place for a most comfortable and relaxing stay.
27 Jun 2013
"Chilled out stay in Olhao"
We actually rented 2 apartments in this complex but this particular apartment was the superior one because it was more like home from home with lots of extra little touches like the beach umbrella and the shopping trolley which is really needed. The apartment is ultra modern and very secure with high quality locks - rooftop pool really nice. Olhao is a working town with a loads of good quality local restaurants and bars full of local people. There are virtually no tourists here but luckily most of the waiters etc speak good English. Every type of cuisine is catered for but we concentrated on the seafood which was fantastic and very reasonable in price. it is also worth exploring the backstreets where the bars and restaurants are ridiculously cheap 60 cents for a glass of white wine. Finally the Islands of Armona and Farol - amazing uncrowded beaches that stretch for miles and miles and great fun catching the local ferries.
3 Jun 2012
"Superb apartment situated near the marina."
We loved the apartment which is modern and very comfortable and especially the west facing balcony overlooking the nature park. The swimming pool on the roof was great and there's a fantastic view of the nature park from up there. Nearby there is the marina and many good restaurants which are reasonably priced. The market on Saturday was very much worth visiting, selling all sorts of things like fish, meat and fresh fruit and veg. Outside there were many stalls selling clothing, bags and other items. Our trips to the nearby islands on the boat from the pier were very enjoyable and ticket prices were good value. We would definitely like to return some day especially as the owners of the apartment were welcoming and very helpful.
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