Outstanding 2 bedroom apartment, unrivalled sea views, rooftop pool - MH1135

A delightfully furnished 2 bedroom apartment with extraordinary views of the sea. Presented with a very high standard of furnishings, WIFI, super efficient air conditioning, parking and on a complex within easy walking distance of Olhao City Centre.

Apartment Gaivota is a stunning 2 bedroom apartment with sea views that has been furnished with much love and care leaving nothing to chance. Located at 2nd floor level and access to an amazing roof top pool.



The Apartment Gaivota, our 2 bedroom apartment with sea views is located within the very popular Marina Village Complex. The 2 bedroom apartment benefits from a front line aspect. It is accessed via a main front door for 7 other apartments and secure with an intercom system. A foyer leads to either an enclosed internal staircase or the option of 2 lifts to take you to the upper floors. Each floor offers 2 apartments per floor. A solid wood door with a state of the art locking system opens into a hallway for the 2 bedroom apartment with sea views and in turn to each room.


Living Space

Charming smoked glass and wood double doors open from the hallway into an amazing living space with stylish and contemporary furniture. To the right of the doors is a white lacquer solid dining table surrounded by 4 gorgeous pale purple soft fabric bucket style chairs with white legs.

In the centre of the living room. The sofa is upholstered in plush soft light purple fabric and of a very modern design but still offers exceptional comfort. The sofa faces towards a modern white lacquer television unit with storage for books magazine and papers. Above the unit is a large flat screen smart tv. The television offers a selection of Portuguese and some European channels. Each side of the sofa is two small coffee tables. On the wall is a lovely large silver framed mirror.

A large light wood sliding door from the rear of the living space provides access to the twin bedroom. Huge glass french windows from the front of the living space open out onto a large private terrace for this 2 bedroom apartment with sea views.



The kitchen in this 2 bedroom apartment with sea views is remarkably well equipped for a holiday home. Laid out with a good amount of fitted kitchen units with white cupboards above the head and light brown wood below. The white cupboards are filled with a variety of glasses, cups, mugs, plates and bowls. Some serving dishes and food containers. The below counter cupboards contain a good selection of cooking pots and pans, frying pans, roasting dishes and serving dishes.

In the drawers is a fabulous selection of cooking utensils and items needed to help create some splendid meals using the fresh produce on offer in plentiful supply at the famous daily markets in Olhao.

We have made sure our 2 bedroom apartment with sea views has a first rate selection of quality appliances in the kitchen to include a full size inox hob with both gas and electric rings and overhead inox extractor. Integrated appliances include a full size fridge freezer, Dishwasher and washing machine. Smaller appliances include a coffee machine, kettle and toaster. A small room within the kitchen supplies a integral vacuum cleaner, iron and ironing board. Along with some cleaning tools.


Bedrooms and Bathroom

The master bedroom is placed at the rear of the 2 bedroom apartment with sea views. It offers a huge fitted kingsize bed with built in white lacquer bedside units. A chest of drawers and large fitted wardrobes hidden behind easy sliding doors and automatic lighting to add that touch of class. Beautiful chocolate brown light curtains surround 2 inward opening floor to ceiling windows that let in lots of fabulous natural light.
The windows offer the added details of electric shutters that help keep the bedroom cool and dark. An air conditioning unit offers refreshing cool int the summer months but can also provide warmth in the cooler winter evenings.

Leading from the Master bedroom is the en suite bathroom. Fitted with a full size bath and overhead shower, a toilet and bidet. A vanity unit styled in light wood has a beautiful glass basin set into it and above is a huge mirror. There is plenty of storage in the vanity unit for toiletries an cosmetics.

The second bedroom offers 2 large single beds with wall lights overhead and a large fitted wardrobe offering a good amount of storage. The bedroom has an air conditioning unit to offer both cool and warmth depending on the time of year.

A second bathroom styled in opulent brown and cream tiles offers a glass shower shower cubicle, toilet and bidet and a fabulous vanity unit again with the gorgeous glass basin set into the top with cupboard space below.


Private Terrace

The Balcony for our 2 bedroom apartment with sea views is enclosed on the sides and accessed via the huge sliding french windows from the living space. We have provided a cube style dining table and matching chairs that can be folded to give more space. The dining table is just perfect to enjoy some al fresco meals and drinks whilst watching toe beautiful Algarve set of an evening. Sun loungers offer a comfortable place to sit and enjoy some private time and watch the ever changing sea scapes.

The views from the terrace are simply stunning and offer amazing views of the sea and also the protected Ria Formosa and salt flats. The area is so protected due to the abundance of wildlife and bird life that need the Formosa and all it offers to survive. The birdlife can be fascinating and often you are able to see storks and even flamingoes.


Communal Spaces, Gardens and Swimming Pool

The all important swimming pool is located on the top of the building on the roof top. Designed to provide a calm and relaxing place to enjoy some Algarvian sun. A great feature to cool down and enjoy a refreshing swim on those hot summer lazy days. The pool is set into stylish wood style decking and sun loungers surround the pool.

Around the Village Marina complex is plenty of parking built with traditional calcada stones to keep in theme with the little streets of Olhao. Gardens are mainly flower beds and trees to add a touch of a natural feel to the area.

The first 2 blocks of the Marina Village complex has a selection of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars surrounding a pleasant and quiet square.



Apartment Gaivota our super lovely 2 bedroom apartment with sea views caters for every need during your holiday and makes a perfect base for a lovely relaxing stay. Being based in a nice modern complex and offering front line sea views our 2 bedroom apartment is nice and close to transport links including the bus and train stations. Taxis and Uber are also easy to use. The boats for the beach islands of Olhao are right next to the complex. It is s short and flat walk to supermarkets, the daily fresh fish and local produce markets, coffee shops restaurants and much more.

Our 2 bedroom apartment with sea views makes a greta base to simply enjoy a relaxing sunshine holiday or a comfortable base whilst exploring the variety of experiences Olhao and the East of the Algarve has to offer.

Our lovely 2 bedroom apartment with sea views comes with its own manual that you can download to your tablet or smart phone. Packed full of information to make the best of your holiday starting from the moment you arrive. It tells you how to collect the keys, who will look after you during your stay and clear concise directions to Apartment Gaivota. Then it is packed full with details of the best restaurants, taxis and local amenities and activities.

And of course our managers are on hand to make sure you love your holiday more if you need any advice or tips on the local area they will be more than happy to help.



  • Sea views
  • Upper floor level
  • Hairdryer
  • All linen and pool beach towels provided
  • Swimming Pool 
  • Aircon and WIFI
  • Lifts
  • MarsAlgarve Holiday Support Service
Swimming Pool


Property Type








Floor level

3rd Floor


Satellite TV

Air Conditioning

Washing Machine

Central Heating


Internet Access


Sea Views



Walking Distance to Beach

Walking Distance to Supermarket

Walking Distance to Bars/Restaurants

Walking Distance to Town Centre


Children Welcome




Places of Interest

Spa Treatments



Town Centre

Hiking/Walking/Nature Trails


Golf Trip

Complex Facilities


Start Date End Date Weekly Rate (€) Nightly Rate (€) Minimum Stay
01 Oct 2018 21 Dec 2018 595 90 3+ nights
22 Dec 2018 05 Jan 2019 700 100 5+ nights
06 Jan 2019 13 Apr 2019 595 90 3+ nights
14 Apr 2019 30 Apr 2019 700 100 3+ nights
01 May 2019 31 May 2019 775 115 3+ nights
01 Jun 2019 30 Jun 2019 1,050 160 5+ nights
01 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 1,050 185 7+ nights
01 Sep 2019 30 Sep 2019 1,050 160 5+ nights
01 Oct 2019 21 Dec 2019 595 90 3+ nights
22 Dec 2019 06 Jan 2020 700 100 5+ nights
07 Jan 2020 13 Apr 2020 595 90 3+ nights
14 Apr 2020 30 Apr 2020 700 100 3+ nights
01 May 2020 31 May 2020 775 115 3+ nights
01 Jun 2020 30 Jun 2020 1,050 160 5+ nights
01 Jul 2020 31 Aug 2020 1,050 185 7+ nights
01 Sep 2020 30 Sep 2020 1,050 160 5+ nights
01 Oct 2020 21 Dec 2020 595 90 3+ nights
22 Dec 2020 06 Jan 2021 700 100 5+ nights

Booking your Holiday

To secure your holiday home with us, we ask for a deposit payment of 20% of the holiday price within 24 hours of the booking. As soon as that payment is made we will send an e mail asking for your full details and travel details.

One month before your holiday starts we will send you a reminder e mail asking for the final payment for your holiday home.

We ask for a damage bond of €200 this is payable on arrival at your holiday home either by cash or provision of credit cards details.


Methods of payment

On the payment page you will find four tabs.

Tab 1 Euro bank details, this is for you to be able to make a bank transfer. This is not automated. Please use the bank details given within your bank account to make the transfer and send a confirmation slip giving the booking reference

Tab 2  Within our website we have a secure payment method for card payments. Please sue this tab if you wish to pay by card.

Tab 3 UK Bank Transfer.  We are able to utilise a UK bank account if preferred. Before payment please ask for a Euro/sterling conversions price. 

Tab 4 If you prefer Paypal we have a direct link for you to be able to use this method of payment. 


What is included in the holiday Price

  • All bed linen, bath and hand towels.
  • Beach/pool towels
  • WIFI
  • Mid stay clean every 7 days for stay over 14 nights only
  • MarsAlgarve Holiday Support Service


Arrival Day

We set the arrival time at your holiday home to be any time after 1600.  This is to allow us time to prepare the holiday home for you. We are extremely flexible in that we will try and prepare the holiday home to coincide with your flight arrival time. But we can not guarantee this will happen. We are also happy to allow you leave baggage at the holiday home whilst the property is being prepared allowing you to get the most out of your holiday. 

We ask that you carefully read the holiday home manual we will send you before the start of your holiday, as this contains all the contact information of the Manager who will be meeting you and looking after you during your holiday. 

Our Manager will be expecting a telephone call from you on arrival day. The Manager will only attend the property after that phone call in readiness to meet you.  We do not have a reception and each guest is met personally. If we have more than one client at once arriving we will let you know and ask that maybe you give us a little time. Maybe pop for a coffee and we can call you when we are ready to meet you. Our Manager will like to spend some time with you explaining how appliances work in the holiday home and let you know about the local area and will be happy to answer any questions you might have.  


Departure Day

We set the departure time at 1000. We ask for your departure details or plans once you leave us. This way we can schedule our holiday home preparation for the next guest just like we did for you. If we can offer a later stay during the winter months we will try and accommodate you.  In the Summer months due to the high volume of guests we have to strictly adhere to the 1000 departure time at the latest.


Our "All important" Welcome book

Before the start of your holiday we will send you our online Guest Welcome Book which is packed with everything you need to know about your holiday Home and the local area.

The book gives you all of the meeting arrangements, directions and how to get the keys. 

We have tried to give you a real insight and help you to plan your holiday before you even arrive. 

Our online Guest book is compatible with smart phones and tablets meaning you can take the guest book with you where ever you go to maximise your holiday experience. 

During your holiday if you find places not in the book you would like to recommend to future guests please do let us know and we would love to add them to our book.  The idea is to offer a great book that guests find useful.


Equipment Hire, Car Hire and Transfer Information


Equipment hire for children and babies

We can hire a variety of items for your holiday home. Please book any items your require during the booking process. Paymnet will be locally in cash please. 

We offer the following,

Camp beds suitable for children up to 12 years €5 per night

Travel cots and mattress (No linen provided, please be sure to bring your own) €5 per night

High chairs €5 per night.


Bicycle Hire

We have an arrangement with a superb local Bike Hire Company and can arrange for bicycles to be delivered to your holiday home either before your holiday starts or during you holiday.  We can also arrange for the bikes to be collected. Please click on the link below choose your bikes and accessories, let us know via e mail and we will get it all booked for you.

SeaHorse Bike Rental


Car Hire

We can take the stress out of car hire for you by booking in advance for you.  We have chosen a small local Company to supply our hire cars. They will be at the Airport to meet you personally rather than you having to find a shuttle bus to the larger hire car Companies or waiting in huge queues with a horrible and impersonal service. 

We can also arrange hire of scooters for you.  They can be delivered at your holiday home and collects after your holiday is over. 

Please click on the link below and let us know your choices and we will get everything booked for you.

Andgo Rentacar


Airport Transfers

We have used the same local Company, Big Eye Tours since its inception 3 years ago. Run by a brother and sister team and born and bred in Olhao they have built a super reliable and excellent Airport transfer service and we are proud to be connected with them. 

Please ask for a quote and we will arrange the transfers via our Company login to their site.  This means there will be no waiting around at the Airport as the driver will be in Arrivals waiting for you. There will be no trying the explain the location of your holiday home as the driver will already know where to go. The driver will even call our Managers in advance for you so they can be at the holiday home ready to meet you. 

Big Eye Tours

Great Stay

"Great apartment, clean and spacious and very well geared up for guests. Short walk to centre with a view out over the coast. Enjoyed very much."

DavidOct 2018
Great Stay
“We had a great stay at this modern apartment and a lovely holiday in Olhao. The apartment was spotlessly clean and had great extras including towels for the pool and also beach umbrellas and a coffee machine. The flat is in Marina Village which is just on the edge of Olhao, only a short walk to the seafront and to all the ferries to the beautiful local islands and beaches. The pool was a bonus, but often busy (we did visit in August.) I found Mars Algarve to be a great company - giving lots of useful info about the area and flat and putting us in touch with a local airport transfer firm. Olesia from Mars Algarve was very helpful and kindly arranged somewhere for us to store our baggage due to our late flight home. All in all a great experience!”
AlisonSep 2018
We had a great holiday and was very pleased with the accomadation and service and would not hesitate to re book
JeffAug 2018
Gaivota's Apartment is well decorated and offers a great view to Sea, Ria Formosa and Salt Pans Mars Algarve Management and Staff are kind, competent and a very dedicated team.
IsabellaJun 2018
Gaivota's Apartment is a well decorated and offers a great view to the Ria Formosa and Salt Pans Mars Algarve Management and Staff are kind, competent and a very dedicated team
IsabellaJul 2018
We arrived at 20:00 clock, but the check in was perfect. Everything you need was sufficiently available. The apartment is new and modern and decorated with attention to detail. Wir kamen erst um 20:00 Uhr an, dennoch lief der Check In perfekt. Alles was man braucht war ausreichend vorhanden. Das Apartment ist neuwertig und modern und mit Liebe zum Detail eingerichtet.
UlrichFeb 2018
the appartment was perfect and nice and the view marvelous. We enjoyed it very well. thank you.
PetronellaDec 2017
Ideal para ferias
Bonito, moderno e bem situado apartamento com uma fantastica vista para a Ria Formosa e mar
IsabelJul 2018
“Lovely apartment, the pool on the roof is a bonus!”
NickOct 2017
“Schönes und modern ausgestattetes Apartment. Sehr sauber. Lage am Rand des Ortes, ca. 10i Minuten zu Fuß bis zu den Markthallen, 20 Minuten bis zum Bahnhof. Die Kommunikation war sehr gut.”
AndreaOct 2017
Had a great time visiting Portugal while living in this beautiful Apartment! Everything was well organized as we arrived. Would recommend to rent a car and visit the beaches around. Spend some nice evenings at the pool on the roof - most of the time completly alone. Would defenitly stay here again
Veronika JacobSep 2017
Lovely Apartment
“Lovely modern apartment and great location as it's a 10 minute walk to the ferry and 10 minute drive to Faro centre”
JakeSep 2017
This place is located in central Olhão, about 15 mins from old town Faro by car. It's central to many restaurants and a great local market. You can also reach the ferry to several islands in about a 10 minute walk. Would stay again
Meredith McCullickJun 2017
Perfect weekend getaway
Apartment was exactly as described and was perfect for a weekend getaway! Towels and beach towels were provided which was very nice and the pool on the roof was perfect! Would definitely stay here again.
GarrettMay 2017
Fantastic Stay
Fantastic stay, the apartment was modern, pitch clean, with everything you need, pool was great and very quiet when we stayed there,Hannah was very kind and was waiting for us at the property (late check in) free parking all around the apartment lot(loads of spaces). Very quiet area, I would recommend the local market and the Pastelaria on the same avenue, 5 minutes walking. Really cheap and great quality. I would definitely recommend this property, I have nothing bad to say about it.
JuanMay 2017
L'appartement est vraiment superbe, conforme aux photos. Il est lumineux, spacieux et calme. Bien équipé. La piscine sur le toi est un plus que nous n'avons pas utilisé. Vraiment rien à redire. Proche des restaurants et du fameux marché d'Olhao. Et le coucher de soleil depuis le balcon ...
AlainMay 2017
Splendid ......I WILL be baaack!!!
What a splendid place .....oooh my gosh the view......overlooking Ria Formosa and the sea totally awesome!!!!!. There are many nearby restaurants ....do not miss out the Olhao Seafood Festival ...fantastic!!!
MavelaFeb 2017
Apartment by Mars
good communication before we arrived. however I would of liked to have been tole that there was towels and beach/pool towels provided. sorted out our taxi to and from the the airport- at a really good price. apartment was amazing. location brilliant - so many good restaurants all within a few minutes walk. handy for the ferry to the island across the rd. balcony had afternoon and evening sunshine. pool was brilliant - it was hardly every busy . very clean sheets and towels changed twice during our 2 week stay. thank you for a great holiday
Tina StanfordAug 2016
todo perfecto y el barrio muy tranquilo y recomendable de precio y de gente muy tranquila con las islas espectaculares
Javi SerranoSep 2016
Honey Moon
Came for our honey moon and the managing agents made it so special for us. Flowers, petals scattered around the bed and bath. Chocs. Makes me cry just remembering it. What a place, never been before and the apartment was so well furnished, smart and clean. Olhao was the best, food and wine just so tasty. Thanks for making my honey moon so very special and memorable.
VictoriaJul 2016