Simply stunning 2 bedroom apartment, roof terraces and with sea views - MH1184

Fabulous 2 bedroom Apartment with 2 Roof terraces set over 3 levels. Located right in the heart of Old Town Olhao. Offers the most amazing sea views. Absolutely stunning inside and out.

Apartment Uva is a simply splendid renovated two bedroom apartment in the heart of Old Olhao with fantastic outside space.

Nestled in the small Moroccan style alleyways, this attractive apartment is close to everything. Being the only residential property in the building, the apartment is situated on the 2nd floor above a Beauticians.


From the main pedestrian shopping street a small dead end alley leads to the front door of the building in which Apartment Uva is located.

Large easy to climb steps lead to the first floor where there is a beauticians and hair dressers. The steps lead again to the second floor where you will find the solid wooden front door to our City centre 2 bedroom apartment. On each floor has timed lights to give you plenty of light whilst climbing the stairs.

The front door opens into a small hallway off which leads the living room kitchen, bedroom and bathroom as well as steps to the top floor.

Living Space

The living space in our centrally located 2 bedroom apartment is very light, spacious and airy. The light is from to wonderful antique style french windows that open out on to the small ornate balconies that run the length and side of the 2 bedroom apartment. The windows look down on to the traditionally cobbled pedestrian shopping street below. The windows are double glazed so can keep out to hustle and bustle of the street below out or open the windows and allow the wonderful day to day activities of the local people waft up to the 2 bedroom apartment reminding you of the wonderful place you chose for your holiday.

A large rounded wall dividing the kitchen from the living space gives a touch of warmth and grace to the room and the pained walls in 2 tone colours make the room feel homely and elegant at the same time.

A natural sea side theme works throughout the room with large rattan sofa and arm chairs with huge white sumptuous canvas cushions offering a great and comfortable to place to sit and enjoy the room. Light laminate flooring offers a clean solution to the floor and is very in keeping with the natural colourings of the room.

Between the french windows sitting on a wooden unit is a large flat screen smart television offering a selection of European channels. The WIFI unit is also located here and give WIFI throughout the 2 bedroom apartment.

An efficient air conditioning unit is installed to offer cool air to the living area in the summer months but also cosy warmth in the cooler winter months, so a great holiday base any time of the year.

To the right of the living space is a charming large wooden table and four wooden white painted chairs, a great place to sit and enjoy family and friends dining from all the superb local produce found at the daily markets of Olhao.

The walls are decorated with sea theme pictures and the room is furnished with wonderful light wooden or painted furniture. The living room in this fabulous 2 bedroom apartment really allows you to be in the centre of Olhao and to enjoy the local and authentic feel of the wonderful old fishing Town of Olhao.


The kitchen in our City centre 2 bedroom apartment is to the left as you enter the apartment form the front door. Along one wall is a bank of kitchen units both floor level and eye level. Inside you will find a huge selection of plates, bowls, various crockery, coffee cups, mugs and much more for your use. We have provided a good selections of cooking utensils, pots, and and serving dishes.

The kitchen is equipped with plenty of white goods to include a washing machine, dishwasher and a full size fridge freezer. We have also thought of some smaller machines to include a capsule coffee machine, kettle, toaster and microwave.

An electric hob and oven is set into the kitchen units. Overhead is an extractor fan and at the end of the kitchen is a door that leads onto the balconies.

Completely tiled in traditionally patterned ceramic tiles an plain whit tiles manes the kitchen is exceptionally functional and easy to clean.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Immediately to the right as you enter Apartment Uva as a single bathroom. A full size bath adds a touch of luxury and comfort with an over head shower powerful rainforest protected with a glass screen. An unusual blue glass square basin is set into a vanity unit and the chrome tap mixer offers hot and cold water. Under the sink is plenty fo storage for toiletries and cosmetics and her you will find a hairdryer for your use.

Above the basin is a large mirror and shelf. The bathroom also has a toilet and towels rails and is decorated with white and dark blue patterned tiles giving a modern but traditional feel to the room.

Next to the bathroom is the twin bedroom. A lovely spacious room with 2 single beds divided by a bedside unit painted in white with a lamp. A fantastic dark round rattan chairs adds a bit of cheer to the bedroom and a white chest of drawers provides storage. All very much in a nautical theme.

Wonderful french windows with shutters give a wealth of natural light and fresh air for those who prefer the natural effect. Although the bedroom also has a very efficient air conditioning unit that can provide both cool in the summer months and warmth in the slightly cooler winter nights.

Outside of the windows is the balcony with ornate wrought iron decorated rails. this window looks down on the small quiet street that leads only to the front door of the building of Apartment Uva.

The beds are made with crisp fresh white laundered linen and we provide both bath and hand towels along with a beach towel.

To the left of the front door of our simply superb 2 bedroom apartment is an enclosed stair case leading to the second floor. At the top of the steps a door leads into the master bedroom. A beautiful large bedroom with plenty of space and a large super king size bed dominates the room. Made up with crips white freshly laundered linen and decorated with pleasantly patterned cushions it is warm and inviting.

Each side of the bed is white painted and rattan bedside units each with a bedside lamp. At the bottom of the bed is a dark rattan ottoman and great little storage place!

A dark wooden typically antique Portuguese chest of drawers provides a pave for cosmetics and clothes. A window with shutters looks out onto the private lower terrace of Apartment Uva. The windows have the option of shutters for those who like a really nice dark room at night.

The master bedroom in our 2 bedroom apartment has the luxury of an ensuite bathroom. A door leads from the bedroom into a bathroom equipped with a large corner shower cubicle with a great and large shower head. To the right is a toilet and to the left a large orange glass basin set into a white vanity unit with plenty of peace for storing cosmetics and toiletries. Here you will find a hairdryer for your use.

Above the unusual basin is a large mirror with its own light, perfect for a bathroom. Again traditional yellow and white tiles give a good clean look to the room.

Private Terraces.

Our glorious 2 bedroom apartment has the fantastic choice of 2 roof terraces. To the left of the door for the master bedroom is another door that leads on to the first terrace.

This terrace is huge and is equipped with a large outdoor dining table chairs. You will also find a proper traditional brick built BBQ, without a doubt by far the best way to BBQ. This is an absolutely perfect way to cook the fresh fish you van buy at the daily fish market and you will be living like a local in no time.

As it can get more than very hot in the summer months we have provided and an easy to use sliding shade that shades the table form the hot Algarve sun meaning the terrace can be used all times of the day. This terrace give simply magnificent views of the streets below and across the lower rooftops fo the Town.

Just by the terrace entrance is set of steps that lead up to another terrace and here the views are simply spectacular. It is a wonderfully surprising private spot but gives you such interesting and stunning 360 views. Being so high the vistas takes in a huge part of the coast and sea and from many different angles. Originally built for the wives of the fishermen to watch their husbands sail home safe this lookout is particularly high! Maybe this was once the home of a richer fisherman to be able to obtain such a good view?

We have placed 4 sun loungers and a small coffee table on the top terrace and also a sliding shade. This way you can enjoy this terrace all day long.


At Apartment Uva our amazing 2 bedroom Town centre apartment with sea views you are a 5 minute walk to the boats that takes you to the island beaches and 2 minute walk from the municipal daily markets which sell freshly caught fish from the flotilla of fishing boats that still work out of one of the biggest fishing harbours in Portugal. Then some local produce to go with your fish from the fruit and vegetable market and local bakeries. The markets are surrounded by coffee shops, making it a great people watching place to be.

The apartment has a very unique and unusual design feel, slightly rounded walls in some parts which make the apartment flow.
Soak up the light, atmosphere of the town and people, feel the vibe and the buzz of the old town. A stay at Apartment Uva will, with out doubt provide you with a wonderful and authentic Olhao experience.

Our lovely 2 bedroom apartment 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 Uva. 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.

Key Notes
Town centre location
Air conditioning
Excellent WIFI
No need to hire a car
Simply amazing sea and country views
All linen, beach/pool towels provided
MarsAlgarve Holiday Support Service

Property Type








Floor level

2nd floor



Internet Access


Sea Views


Satellite TV

Air Conditioning

Washing Machine

Central Heating


Walking Distance to Beaches

Walking Distance to Supermarket

Walking Distance to Bars/Restaurants

Walking Distance to Town Centre


Children Welcome

Nearest Airport

Faro (FAO)



Places of Interest

Hiking/Walking/Nature Trails


Town Centre


Golf Trips, Selection of 7 Courses Nearby

Start Date End Date Weekly Rate (€) Nightly Rate (€) Minimum Stay
01 Oct 2019 21 Dec 2019 575 85 3+ nights
22 Dec 2019 06 Jan 2020 650 95 5+ nights
07 Jan 2020 13 Apr 2020 575 85 3+ nights
14 Apr 2020 31 May 2020 650 95 3+ nights
01 Jun 2020 30 Jun 2020 950 140 5+ nights
01 Jul 2020 31 Aug 2020 1,100 160 7+ nights
01 Sep 2020 30 Sep 2020 950 140 5+ nights
01 Oct 2020 21 Dec 2020 575 85 3+ nights
22 Dec 2020 06 Jan 2021 650 95 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.



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


Apt. Was splendid
Anyway, enjoyed everything about our Olhao holiday.  Apt. Was splendid, and many thanks for your help throughout.
Best wishes to all 
JohnNov 2019
We are already looking forward to our next visit.


We have just returned home following our second visit this year.
The apartment is ideally located to explore the cobbled streets of Olhao and discover the many gems that are located within. The sun terraces are very comfortable, well equipped, with wonderful views. 
Mars Algarve are a helpful, friendly and accommodating company, nothing is too much trouble, help is available throughout the duration of the stay and constructive feedback is invited. 
We are already looking forward to our next visit.
ChristineSep 2019


XavierAug 2019
“Fijn stijlvol appartement, met heerlijke terrassen!”

"Fijn stijlvol appartement, met heerlijke terrassen!"
Yvonne's private feedback for you:
"Bedankt voor een heerlijke vakantie vanuit dit fijne appartement"

YvonneAug 2019

Firstly, a huge thank you to Mars Algarve for what can only be described as an excellent customer experience. Their online 'guest welcome book' provides very helpful information and it is reassuring to know that support is available 24hrs a day if required.

We have visited Olhao many times over recent years thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to rest, relax, explore the area, walk the islands and enjoy the beautiful weather.

Apartment UVA is a spacious, clean, light, airy, comfortable and well appointed holiday home situated in a wonderful location, close to markets, Ria Formosa, ferries, train station, shops, bars & restaurants.
(Access is via stairs so may not be suitable for people with poor mobility).
We have just spent 19 days in the apartment and are already looking forward to our return in September.
ChristineMay 2019
Super Agreable

"Nous avons passé un séjour super agréable Dans un appartement agréable avec une belle énergie Très bien équipe Son avantage étant son emplacement dans olhao je recommande cet appartement nous y retournerons certainement si besoin Un accueil au top Juste si je peux me permettre un échantillon de savon à l arrive aurait été top !!!! Allez y vite les yeux fermés"

SabrinaMar 2019

"Nice apartment in the heart of Olhão. Good quality and good services."

AndreaMar 2019

"Loved this apartment so much! Thank you for everything" 

Sabri's private feedback for you: 

SabriOct 2018

"we had a good time in Olhao. The appartment is located in the old town in walking distance to famos olhao old marked where you can find a great variaty of algarve fruits and fish. The surrounding streets are enlightend in an beautyfull yellow light reflected by the white walls and flooring which provides a unique positive atmospehre. bakey is in 30 meters distance. Friday eavening there are some locations along the main road offerning live music from local bands. Try "7 imeio" they serve good + inventive coctail crations. Appatment c"we had a good time in Olhao. The appartment is located in the old town in walking distance to famos olhao old marked where you can find a great variaty of algarve fruits and fish. The surrounding streets are enlightend in an beautyfull yellow light reflected by the white walls and flooring which provides a unique positive atmospehre. bakey is in 30 meters distance. Friday eavening there are some locations along the main road offerning live music from local bands. Try "7 imeio" they serve good + inventive coctail crations. Appatment comes whith spacy terasse, good Internet connection and comfortable interior. Very convenienet check in and communication. Thanks to Olesia +algarve team, Armin"omes whith spacy terasse, good Internet connection and comfortable interior. Very convenienet check in and communication. Thanks to Olesia +algarve team, Armin"

ArminOct 2018
Loved the roof terraces and the views ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Comfortable and well located. Well equipped. Will happily return in the future.
ClareSep 2018
Appartement superbement rénové et décoré avec beaucoup de goût, le plus : les deux magnifiques terrasses avec vue à couper le souffle ! Idéalement situé, dans le charmant centre de Olhão et à 5 minutes du ferry menant aux îles. L équipe de mars Algarve est également très disponible et à l écoute. À recommander vivement ! Nous avons hâte d’y retourner dès que possible !
Nicole DillenschneiderJul 2018
Modern and clean
Property was clean and well decorated,the two terrace areas were ideal and both had large framed canopies.Bars and restaurants a very short walk away. Equipment and furniture more than enough.Big Eye taxis well worth a mention , on time both ways and only 40euros total cost.
MichaelJul 2018
“Loved the apartment and being able to breakfast on the terrace was amazing.The apartment was ideally situated,quiet but plenty to do nearby. It was clean and spacious with all mod-cons.The transfer from the airport to the apartment was slick and professional and meant we settled in straight away - no hassle.If I ever visit Olhao again this is where I would stay- highly recommended thanks for a great holiday Des”
DesApr 2018
To Rent without Hesitation
Nous avons passé un excellent séjour à Olhao, malgré une météo capricieuse. Accueil sympathique par Olesia à la remise des clés. Appartement superbe et très bien situé. La boulangerie est tout à coté pour les pains chauds du petit déjeuner ! Belle décoration de l'appartement. Propreté, électroménager, literie et équipements : très bien La pluie ne nous a pas permis de profiter des 2 terrasses, mais la vue y est superbe. Merci à l'équipe de Mars Algarve pour les services rendus à l'arrivée et au départ. A louer sans hésiter. We had a great time in Olhao, despite a capricious weather. Friendly welcome by Olesia at the key collection. Superb apartment and very well located. The bakery is next to hot breakfast breads! Beautiful decoration of the apartment. Cleanliness, appliances, bedding and equipment: very good The rain did not allow us to enjoy the 2 terraces, but the view is superb. Thanks to the Mars Algarve team for the services provided on arrival and departure. To rent without hesitation.
CorinneMar 2018
“A very spacious apartment with a lot of style and cleanliness. We enjoyed the sunny roof terrace and the communication and appointments were easy and reliable. We really want to recommend it. Chris & Friends”
NadineFeb 2018
Fantastic Apartment and Mars were a professional and welcoming company to deal with.
We stayed in Apartment Uva during the October half term. Booking the apartment from start to finish was very easy and the staff at Mars were very welcoming, friendly and professional. The apartment itself is very well equiped and in a great location. We enjoyed it so much that we have booked a further week in February and also April 2018.
Lynne MoyleFeb 2018
We will be back
HenriettaOct 2017
“Apartment Uva is a great place to stay. The air conditioning allowed us a couple of nights to acclimatise. Great location - good local restaurants, close to market. Barbecue area is great especially with freshly caught fish. Mars very helpful as we're Big Eye Tours. Wireless Internet meant teenagers were kept up-to-date with whatever social media they use. If you don't enjoy the stay here I would be very surprised.” “Thanks to Hanna at Mars. We had a great stay. Thanks also for recommending Big Eye Tours. All the drivers were great especially the one who took us to Vilamora.” ““Hanna from Mars was waiting for us upon arrival. She was friendly and very helpful. ”” ““Mars were very helpful as we're big eye tours who ferried us to and from airport and other locations.””
MichaelSep 2017