Mediterranean climate, beaches and multiple points of interest in the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the Algarve.
Typical beach near to Albufeira, Olhos d’Água still keeps the fishing
Beach’s characteristics. Excavated in the cliff, the centre of this little beach was reconverted with modern and attractive infrastructures without losing the original architectural lines. On the centre of the adjacent beach and tooth sand, the Apartments Varandas do Mar have a privileged sight where the sea, the beach and the local commerce, and the cliff with Vilamoura in sight.
Enclosed with superior quality of construction and fully equipped, it have’s direct access to the central square and the beach through elevator.
Albufeira is easy to get to if you fancy something a bit more livelily in the evening; a taxi from the nearby taxi rank will cost you approx 5 Euros. There are also regular buses to various resorts along the coast. Faro airport is approx 30km away, usually taking 20 minutes by car. A beautiful one bed roomed apartment that accommodates 4 people comfortably. Varandas do Mar overlooks the beach in Olhos de Agua, which can be reached by steps or lift down to the promenade. The resort has a choice of bars & restaurants, many serving fresh fish caught locally. This apartment is furnished to a high standard complete with super king-size bed in the bedroom, 1 leather sofa in the lounge, fully equipped kitchen including oven/hob, washing machine, freezer & dishwasher. The bathroom has bath/shower, hair dryer, toilet, and sink/bidet. The air conditioning units can also be used as heating in winter. The sun terrace has amazing sea views and overlooks the pool area which can be reached by stairs or lift, one floor below the terrace is furnished with modern outdoor dining furniture and sun loungers. The condominium has private gated underground parking with lift access. If you are familiar with Olhos beach our apartment is located at top of steps that come out by La Cigale restaurant on the beach.
The view from the apartment is even better than in the picture, and the town and the beach are excellent - best location we could've imagined in Algarve. There are many shops and restaurants around, and the apartment has great equipment for cooking yourself as well. Vitor provided also great information about the apartment and the surroundings and was very helpful about everything!
The apartment is ideal for 2 people. We were a group of four, and unfortunately the sofa bed as well as the extra bed were broken, which made the sleeping arrangements a little bit challenging: one of us had to sleep on the floor with a mattress and one on the couch. Other than that, the apartment is excellent and we can warmly recommend it for two people!
Vitor's lovely apartment has everything you could wish for a perfect holiday, well equipped, wonderful views from the balcony, swimming pool and it's in a great location close to the beach and the town.
Vitor made the booking process really easy and always ensured we had all the information we needed before and during our stay and he responded really quickly to any questions we had.
It was our second visit to Olhos de Água and once again we had a lovely time, there are loads of good restaurants and the prices are really reasonable.
Appartement conforme à la description. Très belle vue. Très bien situé, la mer est accessible en quelques minutes. Très bien avec des enfants en bas âge.
Victors apartment was amazing. You would never tire of the view. Cocktails on the balcony is a must. Conveniently close to shops, restaurants and bars... Oh and a curry house! The best meal we had was from the restaurant tucked right round the corner on the beach. The pool area was very relaxing and had very few ppl using it which was nice. The beach was beautiful and perfect for morning runs and afternoon swims. Defiantly recommend this place.
This is great. There is nothing you can fault in this place. I couldn't recommend it enough and will surely be back. Locals are the most welcoming and if you look well you will find some great restaurants too. There is also a very efficient transfer service available which covers any worries with transports. The town is very cheap too.
Fast and efficient responses for a short-notice booking 12 hours before arrival!
Vitor also responded quickly to any queries on arrival and during our stay.
Apartment is as described, wonderful view and relaxing.
The private parking is a bonus and there is an elevator/lift to the parking and to the street/beach below.
Olhos de Água has a more authentic, traditional feel than Albufeira, with a good offering of local restaurants (for a local, authentic fare: Restaurante O’Cantil is a must).
Useful additions could be some form of Internet connection and an updated Media Player for the TV. One that can cover more formats and resolutions. The TV does have a USB option, but it refused to play most of the material we had with us. Though it does have an HDMI connection.
For Internet, we packed our own 'unlocked' MiFi unit, so it was just a matter of obtaining a local data SIM. We obtained a MEO data SIM for 9.90€ and had a 10GB data allowance added. More than adequate for our stay, with download speeds of up to 7Mbps.
Others could use their Smartphones in conjunction with a local SIM in the absence of a MiFi unit or similar.
Perhaps a personal preference, but a note in the apartment with practical information in English, such as location of bins, allocated parking space, etc. would be useful. Though Vitor responded quickly to any questions.
Overall a good experience and a great base for a holiday with a view on the Algarve.
Would recommend and happily return for another stay!
This apartment has a spectacular view of the sea. It is very well-equipped as well and the swimming pool/sun-lounge is a wonderful touch. We loved Olhos de Agua--it seemed a bit less touristy than other beaches along the coast, and within close proximity of a number of charming beaches. We had a great trip