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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Fuseta, Olhao, Faro District, Algarve

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Annemary2...
Limerick, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Another brilliant stay”
Reviewed May 31, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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This is our second time renting this apartment. Again another excellent holiday. Alan and Chris are brilliant to deal with. The apartment is in a superb location and close to shops restaurants etc. They now have fly screens on the balcony doors, a great bonus. Also a wind screen that can be dropped down if is windy. There are lots of information leaflets and maps for the various towns and resorts along the Eastern Algarve coast. These are very handy if touring around. The apartment is well kitted out and very comfortable. Would highly recoomend it and the pool area has beds and good space.

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Liked best: the location
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Philip B
Cornwall
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Just perfect!”
Reviewed April 5, 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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Having stayed in many rentals around Europe over the years this was the best ever. The apartment was in excellent condition, well equipped and the location for us was fine, as the walk into town was just right for giving you an appetite/thirst, and working off the excess afterwards. We did manage one afternoon sunbathing and reading by the pool but the water was a bit too cold to swim. Fuzeta was a pleasant little town, the market stalls, cafes etc very welcoming and we had some great meals at very reasonable prices. We tried to have a slap-up meal one night but still struggled to get to 35 euros, including wine and aguardente! Not everything was open but there was plenty of choice for a week's stay. The boat trip to the ocean beach was great, walking the cycle way through the salt pans let us see flamingoes, avocets, storks and even a hoopoe. Olhao, Villa Real and Tavira are well worth visiting by train. The whole process to get extra information and book the apartment was faultless, and the taxi transfer arranged by owners Alan and Chris prompt and included a tour around the town to point out the landmarks. The choice of TV channels was not to good, but I gather this was due to a very recent change of satellite service and will be sorted out soon. It was no big deal as we had lots of reading material with us and it was good to get away from the media for a week!
We are quite sure we will be back sometime in the future, possibly for a longer stay in June or September.

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Liked best: breakfast in the sun on the balcony
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
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Annemary2...
Limerick, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“excellent apartment and setting”
Reviewed October 27, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

The apartment was spacious ,comfortable , clean and had everything we needed. View from the living room was looking over the Ria Formosa. Chris was very easy to deal with and gave us lots of information. The apartment is about ten minutes walk from the town but it is an easy one. Fuseta is very much a traditional type of town, very different to the Western Algarve. All the restaurants were very good for food and value. Ria's kafe was very good also and the owner very friendly. We really enjoyed our holiday to the Eastern Algarve and intend to return .

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Liked best: the location and the traditional feel to Fuseta
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Janice H
Solihull
1 review
“Superb apartment in fabulous location”
Reviewed September 21, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

The three of us spent 10 days in this spacious and comfortable apartment with all amenities. The communal pool sun terrace was perfect for relaxing on sun loungers just across from the apartment. A local train station less than 10 minutes walk away taking you to lovely locations along the Algarve. Fuzeta town is only 10 minutes walk away, people are friendly,plenty of restaurants even though we went off peak, food and drink was good quality and very reasonably priced. The local Amaretto liqueur was a favourite!
The cost of a local boat trip to the barrier island beach is very cheap and only takes a few minutes, clean white sands and the Atlantic Ocean.
Beautiful location.

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Liked best: apartment balcony
Traveling group: Extended Family
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attila199...
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Lovely apartment, delightful town”
Reviewed September 10, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We stayed as a family of 5 ( kids 14,12 and 9 ) and the accommodation was perfect for our needs. Full a/c and well equipped kitchen. Pool opposite and great views over the Ria Formosa to the barrier island and sea beyond. Pleasant 10 minute walk into town, more like 15-20 mins to Fuzeta's larger supermarket , and 15 mins to town beach and ferry to sea beach ( 5 mins ).

Hassle free booking and check in/out arrangements; owners a pleasure to deal with.

Fuzeta itself is a proper working town and has bags of portuguese atmosphere; Vilamoura it isn't ! As a result, the cafes and restaurants are extremely good value and there is never a sense of being fleeced.

Would be happy to return to Fuzeta and be happy to stay in the apartment again and would have no hesitation in recommending both.

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Liked best: price
Liked least: bathrooms with no natural light.
Traveling group: Teenagers
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Anneka H
Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic apartment, amazing place to visit and highly recommended!”
Reviewed August 28, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We stayed in Fuzeta for 10 days and had a wonderful time. When we arrived at the apartment we were amazed by how beautiful the area surrounding the apartment was and the views were lovely. The apartment was spacious, clean and modern with everything you could possibly need from beach towels to bread and milk! The apartment was very functional and finished to a high standard. We loved sitting on the balcony every morning eating our breakfast enjoying the view of the island beach and the sea. The air con was put to good use in the 35 degree heat and we made the most of the maps provided to help us to explore the local area. There is wifi in the apartment so I was able to download some new books on my kindle ready to take to the beach or pool!

The swimming pool is right on your doorstep and was always clean. It was rarely busy. We always managed to get a sunbed regardless of the time of day and both pools are refreshing and relaxing. We loved taking a dip in the top pool as you can swim to the edge and get a better view of the island beach. The pools are private so only apartment residents can use them which makes them safe and secure.

The train station is a short walk away and takes you to numerous locations along the Algarve. It was very cheap and easy, we didn't need to hire a car! Tavira, Faro and Olhao are between 10-20 mins train ride away and lovely places to visit. Plenty of shops, markets and restaurants to explore, plus local history. There are maps provided in the apartment to help you find your way around.

Fuzeta itself is a beautiful place. Unspoilt by major tourism but with plenty to do. The people of Fuzeta are so friendly and welcoming. We had so much choice when it came to dining it was difficult to decide where to eat each night! Alan and Chris have provided details regarding some of the better places to eat which we found very helpful and informative. We had some of the best fish we've ever had and the food was so cheap! The most we paid for a three course meal with litres of sangria and bread/olives etc. was 29 Euros.

There are two beaches, both are lovely but the island beach was our favourite. For just over 1 euro you can take a ferry over the island beach where you can enjoy the gentle waves of the Atlantic ocean and the beautiful sand which stretches for miles. There are umbrellas/sun beds for you to hire and two beach bars. Highly recommended.

Fuzeta town comes alive at night time with plenty for families and couples alike. We watched numerous 5-a-side football matches, took walks down the beach, watched live music/drama/dance performances in the square, perused the market stalls and went to a festival in the heart of the town.

We fell in love with Fuzeta and we highly recommend this apartment as a place to stay whilst you explore the Algarve. There are so many things to see and do. We can't wait to go back again!

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Liked best: The location and standard of the property
Liked least: We couldn't stay for longer!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Jenna H
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fabulous apartment, ideal location, beautiful swimming pool and facilities - a jewel in the Algarve”
Reviewed August 19, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

My partner and I stayed in this accommodation for one week and had an amazing holiday. Fuseta is a stunning fishing village with plenty of restaurants and bars. There is a supermarket within walking distance of the apartment and other local amenities. The apartment itself is spacious and has everything you need to feel at home. The view from the balcony and the pool it beautiful. Christine, the owner also arranged all transfers and the key collection so there was no hassle. The whole trip was fab! She also leaves a folder filled with useful local information and train and other transport information. We subsequently took several journeys to the surrounding towns and villages, which was fun and inexpensive. We would also recommend renting a bike and cycling along the ocean trails. I would recommend this holiday to all ages, old and young, families and couples.

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Liked best: The standard of accommodation and the location
Liked least: Having to go home !!!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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