First this place is not in Olhas D Agua it is in a small place outside it about 500m uphill from shops, bars etc. It is a good 1200m to Faleshia beach and about the same to Olhos D Agua. You are a one hour walk to Vilamoura along the beach heading South. Albuifeira is an hour in the other direction through Santa Eulalia.
The resorts themselves are first class with plenty of choice. A taxi is a good and affordable way around and there are plenty. There is also a good bus service.
There is a large supermarket on the way out of Olhas D Agua just past the public market.
Prices vary depending on where you go but its not an expensive place. When we were there at the end of the season there were loads of deals. Lunch and set menu options. The accomadation itself is utilitarian but well presented and clean. There are loads of areas to chill. It has brilliant built in barbeques and excellent outdoor furnishings. We got a week for about 175 pounds for the two of us. We arranged transfers using A To B transfers . They were punctual and organised. What made it for us was the weather it was superb. Would I go back, absolutely. One caveat though, we do a lot of walking. If this puts you off then hire a car.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa da Horta, literally ‘Orchard House’, is an 150 year old farmhouse thoughtfully converted to provide a picturesque cluster of charming apartments set amongst the tranquility of fragrant orange groves in Vale Carro, close to the fishing village of Olhos de Água, the golf course of Sheraton Hotel, Açoteias and the magnificent Falesia beach. 14 well-equipped cottage apartments, all similar in character but each unique in size and layout. Comfortable, clean and homely with a personal touch. (T1 or T2)Each unit has: 1 or 2 Bedroom(s) with double or twin comfortable beds and storage space with wardrobe. Lounge/Dining area (with comfortable double) Equipped kitchen with cooking facilities: fridge-freezer, crockery, utensils, electric kettle, toaster, etc. Bathroom with Shower and/or Bath Air-conditioning/heating, Satellite TV, Telephone. Safety features include fire extinguishers, fire blankets and smoke detectors. Outside - patio furnished with tables and chairs in wood and marble for outdoor dining.Access to communal facilities including Swimming pools, 3 BBQ and Pic nic areas, Gardens, Snooker/Pool table, Parking, etc. Prices include: Regular cleaning service. All household towels and linens. All utilities (gas, water, electricity). Air-conditioning and heating. Satellite TV with local and international channels. Safe. Cots and Highchairs for infants. Optional Extras: On request we are happy to arrange Welcome Packs, Airport Transfers, Internet Access, External Telephone Service. We can also help with Car Rental, Excursions, Golf, Local Information, Dinner Reservations, etc. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa Da Horta Portugal/Algarve - Albufeira