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Topfloor apartment OCEANFRONT in Village Marina: stunning ocean/bay with views

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Overview
1 bedroom
2 bathrooms
3 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Condo/Apartment
Topfloor apartment OCEANFRONT is an algarvewaterfrontapartment apartment offering beautiful views both from the living room and the veranda of the lagoon of the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve with the islands Culatra and Farol. The sunsets from the balcony are really spectacular. The apartment is decorated in the same ambiance as nature and has a beachlike atmosphere. On the roof of the building a swimming pool with sun terrace, shower and toilet for the residents of the hall. Of course it is fully equipped. All rooms have air conditioning with remote control (also used for heating and dehumidifying) and electric darkening blinds. In the kitchen: a refrigerator, freezer, microwave, oven, dishwasher, washer / dryer, a coffeemaker, toaster, steam iron, etc. There is a central vacuum system. Next...Topfloor apartment OCEANFRONT is an algarvewaterfrontapartment apartment offering beautiful views both from the living room and the veranda of the lagoon of the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve with the islands Culatra and Farol. The sunsets from the balcony are really spectacular. The apartment is decorated in the same ambiance as nature and has a beachlike atmosphere. On the roof of the building a swimming pool with sun terrace, shower and toilet for the residents of the hall. Of course it is fully equipped. All rooms have air conditioning with remote control (also used for heating and dehumidifying) and electric darkening blinds. In the kitchen: a refrigerator, freezer, microwave, oven, dishwasher, washer / dryer, a coffeemaker, toaster, steam iron, etc. There is a central vacuum system. Next to beach towels, a beach umbrella, a cooler, bathrobes and a shopping trolley, all basic needs (toiletries, coffee/tea/sugar/spices, litter bags/paper towels/toilet paper, washing powder/dishwasher tablets etc. You have access to Dutch (via satellite) and English channels (via IPTV), LED TV, DVD player with a great selection of DVDs and WiFi. There is also a large number of books in different languages. Free of charge: cot, high chair, baby bath etc. Payment of the rental fee has to be in Euros. Security deposit: € 150, to be paid in cash on arrival and to be returned in cash on departure, of course if no damages have occurred. Cost for an extra guest 3rd guest €7 per day. Starting day in consultation.The normal cost for air conditioning and heating are included in the rent. Excessive use will be charged extra at cost. The islands with its beautiful beaches and the nature, combined with the marina and lively boulevard with an abundance of shops, cafes, bars, excellent restaurants and the local market halls, as well as the 5 star Real Marina Hotel & Spa next door make this a perfect holiday destination. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 27061/AL
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
No smoking, only on the veranda. Check in window 04.00 - 10.00pm. Sorry no check ins after 23.00.
Bedrooms
1 King1 Single1 Cot
Bathrooms
1 Half bath1 Full bath

Meet the host
Sophia V
Hosting since September 2012
Languages spoken: German, English, Dutch, Portuguese
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe always welcome our guests personally. There is an extensive info map in the apartment and we are available for help during your stay. We live about 15 minutes from Olhão.

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Dave Procter
Dave Procter
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Immaculate homely Apartment
We have stayed at one of Sophie and Wim’s apartments before, so we knew what to expect. The apartment is amazing and every detail has been well thought out. From the moment you step through the door you can immediately relax because the apartment feels so homely. To add to this there are also fabulous views over the Ria Formosa. If you are thinking of visiting this part of the Algarve I cannot think of a nicer place to stay.
Visited September 2019
Written 5 October 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Wanderer797331
Wanderer797331
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect in every way
Sophie and Wim are excellent hosts who make sure your holiday gets off to the right start by making the arrangements (if you wish) for the transfers to and from the airport, they are also there to welcome you to the apartment and settle you in. The apartment itself is situated with a great view of the salt pans and sea. Its not far to walk to the centre of Olhao, maybe about 15 minutes or so. Inside the apartment is beautifully presented and very clean and comfortable. It was our second stay and it is definitely somewhere that we will want to come back to again in future.
Visited September 2019
Written 29 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Darkskys2
Darkskys2
Lochinver, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Five Stars Are Not Enough
This is our second time at Sophie's apartments. They just get better, this time we were in Oceanfront, 4th floor up with amazing views over the Ria Formosa and salt pans, don't forget to bring binoculars. The weather was great, morning sunshine up on the roof by the pool, afternoon sun on the balcony with amazing sunsets. The apartment is spotlessly clean and lacks for nothing. All kitchen appliances are top brand ,you can also enjoy full UK TV channels and fast internet. Sophie and Wim are there to meet and greet you on arrival and are so helpful and only a phone call away if you need any help. As I said before this apartment is spotless, my one tip is please try to leave it that way.
Visited March 2019
Written 16 March 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
SophieErkelens
SophieErkelens
Thank you, Maureen, It was lovely having you again.
Written 17 March 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Wim V
Wim V
Barcelona, Spain15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect all the way!
We have enjoyed every minute in this lovele, homely apartment. Sophie you have made this perfect! The response and cooperation is wonderful. Some lovely memories to take home with us.
Visited February 2019
Written 2 March 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Tina H
Tina H
United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Here's why we're coming back a 7th time....
We have recently returned from our 3rd stay at Oceanfront in Olhão, and, yet again, we had a wonderful time. The apartment is stylishly decorated and furnished, well equipped, and the owners, Sophie and Wim, provide lots of extras such as robes, pool towels, toiletries, coffee, tea, washing powder.... They are great hosts. They give really helpful tips and advice and, importantly, sort out any issues that arise very quickly. The wifi is high quality and a range of English TV channels are available. The view from the balcony is stunning and we never tire of watching the tides flow, the boats come and go and the flamingos flying above the Rio Formosa. Olhão is a wonderful place. It is less commercial than resorts west of Faro and is a fishing town with beaches off-shore, reached by ferry. There are lots of bars and restaurants within a 10-15 minute walk of the apartment, including some within the complex which take only a couple of minutes to reach. We’ve also stayed 3 times at the other 1-bedroom apartment, Waterfront, owned by Sophie and Wim, which is of equal high quality, so 6 stays in all. We’ve booked again at Oceanfront – we love it there and strongly recommend it.
Visited June 2018
Written 3 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
SophieErkelens
SophieErkelens
And we love to have you back!
Written 5 July 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tonny N
Tonny N
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Geweldig
Dit is echt een droomlokatie. Een heel warm ingericht appartement van Sophie en Wim waar niets te veel voor is. Alles aanwezig. Zonnebrand, shampoo, tandpasta, tandenborstels, koffie, thee, suiker, etc. Etc. Hier kom je echt thuis. Volgend jaar voor de 4e keer weer hier naar toe. Zijn net thuis maar hebben nu al heimwee!!!!'
Visited May 2018
Written 5 June 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
SophieErkelens
SophieErkelens
Fijn dat jullie het weer zo goed naar je zin hebben gehad en volgend jaar weer terugkomen. Jullie zijn perfekte gasten!
Written 6 June 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tamar Y
Tamar Y
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First class!
Beautifully designed apartment, fully equipped and all with high quality furniture and devices. All very clean and with such a nice atmosphere. You only need to bring your close. The owners of this apartment have thought about all you may need... beach towels, robes, sun cream, films to watch in different languages, books and many more...(this besides the usual shampoo, hair dryer and so on). You can be sure you are in good hands.
Visited February 2018
Written 1 March 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Tonny N
Tonny N
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Geweldig!!
Wij gaan in mei weer voor 3 weken naar Oceanfront olhao. Wij kunnen niet wachten. Wat een luxe, wat een service. Niets is deze mensen te veel. Alles is boven verwachting aanwezig. Gaan nu voor de 3e keer!!!! Ik weet zeker ook nog een 4e keer.
Visited May 2017
Written 12 February 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
SophieErkelens
SophieErkelens
Jullie zijn perfekte gasten, die uitermate goed voor ons appartement zorgen. Fijn dat jullie in mei weer komen.
Written 14 February 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tina H
Tina H
United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Top quality apartment in a great location
This apartment (and the owners’ other 1 bedroom apartment, Waterfront) is of such high quality that it’s raised our expectations about holiday lets in virtually every aspect and it is excellent value for money. Sophie and Wim are great hosts and they have put a lot of thought into the furnishing and decoration, with a great eye to detail. It is modern, with all the up-to-date appliances and facilities you might need - washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, oven, coffee machine, toaster, high-quality wifi, air conditioning, a television (programmes from all over Europe via a box). Many items are provided free, including coffee, tea, washing liquid, toiletries, bathrobes, pool towels. The apartment is always spotless, with bed linen and towels not only provided but changed regularly. Sophie and Wim have provided a binder of hints and tips, for meals, visits, etc as well as instructions for the appliances. They are also happy to make recommendations and can be easily contacted if needed. The apartment has a private balcony, with a great view of the Ria Formosa, where we sit and relax and watch the world go by. There is a swimming pool on the roof, with lots of sunbathing space and panoramic views of the sea, mountains and over Olhao. It’s also in a great location. Olhão is a fishing port, more traditional than many Algarve tourist resorts, and only about 15km from Faro airport. We love to stroll down to one of the many bars in the early evening for a pre-dinner drink and watch the ferries and other boats come in and out of port. If you prefer beaches, there are lots on the islands, accessed by ferry. Nearby is a wonderful market, supermarkets, restaurants and bars and there are good train and bus services and lots of free parking if you wish to explore the area. In summary, a fantastic apartment in a wonderful location, which is why we keep returning year after year – our sixth visit is booked!
Visited June 2017
Written 12 February 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
SophieErkelens
SophieErkelens
Thank you so much for your nice words. It is always having a pleasure to host the two of you.
Written 14 February 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tina H
Tina H
United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A fantastic apartment highly recommended
This is a wonderful apartment, with a fantastic view over the Ria Formosa, which we strongly recommend. We have stayed here twice (and in Sophie and Wim’s other 1-bedroom apartment, Waterfront, three times) and have booked again for next year. It is very modern, spacious, beautifully decorated and furnished, and has lots of facilities – washing machine, dish washer, high quality wifi, English TV, air conditioning, coffeemaker, toaster... Sophie and Wim are really welcoming and provide lots of extras – beach towels, bathrobes, shampoo, shower gel, dish and clothes washing liquids, condiments, as well as a range of crockery, glassware and cooking implements. They also provide a folder with lots of information about the local area. Olhao is a lovely place to stay and we love to stroll down (10 minutes or so) to the markets on the waterfront and sit in one of the many cafes and bars watching the boats come and go. In the middle of the apartment complex, there is a bar, a restaurant, a Choco & Nut (waffles, crepes, ice cream, etc) and a small grocery store. Visits to the local islands for the beaches and bars/restaurants are also a must, on either the hotel boat (Real Marina) or the local ferry.
Visited June 2017
Written 23 June 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Terrace
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Scenic views
  • Ocean views
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Parking
  • Parking available
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Property features
  • Elevator/Lift access
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Things to do
  • Watersports

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Map
Getting there
Faro Airport
6.7 mi

Portimão Airport
41.4 mi
Restaurants
Chez Henriette
2 min

See Sea Sim
3 min

Playa
2 min

À Margem Da Ria
2 min
Attractions
Vai D'vela Lounge Bar
2 minCountry & Western Bars

Porto Recreio de Olhão
3 minMarinas
About the neighbourhood
The Algarve is famous for its beautiful beaches and has the best climate of mainland Europe. The summer heat of the Mediterranean climate is tempered by the ocean and the influence of the ocean also makes the winter less cold than in the countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. The number of possibilities for excursions and visits to events in the Algarve is so great that you can visit here for years without repetition. The islands with its beautiful beaches and the nature, combined with the marina and lively boulevard with an abundance of shops, café bars, excellent restaurants and the local market halls, as well as the 5 star Real Marina Hotel & Spa next door make this a perfect holiday destination.
Getting around
There is ample public transport: local and regional buses as well train station at walking distance. Also several supermarkets & many restaurants and cafes at walking distance.
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Olhão is located about 15 km from Faro Airport.There are many direct flights to Faro, also with budget airlines such as Ryan Air, Easy Jet, Monarch and Transavia. Transport from Faro airport to Olhão could be easily and quicky arranged by bus, train or taxi (Euro 20 - 25). There are many car hire companies at the airport.
Activities nearby
Golf course (within 30 mins drive)Watersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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