Villa Oliya

Albufeira, Central Algarve

Beautiful 3 bedroom family villa with private pool, very close to bars, restaurants on the famous Strip and Oura beach

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Villa Oliya, Albufeira, Central Algarve

Villa Oliya is a recently modernised and refurbished private 3 bedroom Villa set in its own private grounds, with a garden, a heated 26x13 foot swimming pool and a spacious upstairs veranda. It is located in a lovely area of Areias De Sao Joao.

Living Accommodation

The front door leads into the entrance hall and then to the open plan living and dining room, simply but tastefully decorated and furnished, with dual aspect over-looking the front patio and the pool to the side.

From the dining room you come to a typical Portuguese-style kitchen with all the equipment and crockery you need to prepare and cook meals for your family and friends.

There is a utility room which has a washing machine and a cupboard containing an iron and ironing board for your use. A door leads to the back garden and BBQ area.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms


There are two twin bedrooms on the ground floor, separated by a hallway and doors from the living and dining rooms, so people sleeping in these rooms will not be disturbed by those in the other downstairs areas.
Each bedroom has a bedside table and lamp, a chest of drawers or a dressing table, a mirror, and a fitted wardrobe.
There is one en-suite bathroom and one family bathroom downstairs. The en-suite includes a shower, the main bathroom has a bath. All bathrooms have ample storage for toiletries.


The stairs lead to the Master double bedroom which has a Kingsize bed, bedside tables and lamps, dressing table and mirror, and fitted wardrobe. This bedroom also has a spacious en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower. The patio doors lead from this room to the outside veranda where you can enjoy the far reaching views or sunbathe and relax away from the pool.


The secure and private electric gate opens to a car port on the left and steps leading to a pretty covered patio area with pots of flowers and seating. To the side of Villa Oliya is the enclosed and private pool and garden, equipped with a pool shower and sun loungers.

The garden continues to the rear and here is a washing line, a covered area with a table tennis table and BBQ area.


As there are steps to enter Villa Oliya and the pool area, it is unfortunately not suitable for wheelchair users.


Maids will do a mid stay linen and towel change where requested for stays of longer than 8 nights. The pool maintenance and gardeners will come once a week in low season and twice a week in high season.

House Rules

No Smoking anywhere inside, ashtrays to be used outside. No pets. No guests to be allowed to stay in the villa, other than those booked in per booking agreement. Rental Agreement House Rules also apply.

The Area: Albufeira, Central Algarve

Villa Oliya is superbly situated just a couple of minutes’ walk to the famous vibrant Strip and a 10 minute walk to the beautiful Oura beach where you can hire sunbeds for the day or relax at the beach-side restaurants. The “Old Town” and Fisherman’s beach are a 30 minute walk, a 5 minute taxi or a very pleasant road train ride away.

You will not require a car in order to enjoy a visit to Albufeira, however, if you wish to hire a car for some or all of your stay, we have free private car parking for your use at Villa Oliya.


Villa Oliya rental prices: £635 - £2550

Begins Ends Weekly Weekend Per Night Minimum Stay
1 Oct 20183 Nov 2018£900--7 nights
4 Nov 201822 Dec 2018£635--7 nights
22 Mar 201914 Apr 2019£700--7 nights
15 Apr 201926 Apr 2019£1000--7 nights
27 Apr 201924 May 2019£900--7 nights
25 May 20192 Jun 2019£1300--7 nights
3 Jun 201930 Jun 2019£1450--7 nights
1 Jul 201915 Jul 2019£1950--7 nights
16 Jul 201926 Jul 2019£2400--7 nights
27 Jul 20191 Sep 2019£2550--7 nights
2 Sep 201910 Sep 2019£1400--7 nights
11 Sep 201918 Sep 2019£1200--7 nights
19 Sep 201930 Sep 2019£950--7 nights
1 Oct 201924 Oct 2019£875--7 nights

There is a generally a minimum stay of 7 nights, although occasionally shorter breaks can be accommodated. In order to help guests find the most cost efficient flight prices there is no set changeover day at Villa Oliya. Euro payments can also be taken.

Reviews of VILLA OLIYA

Star Rating 1Star Rating 2Star Rating 3Star Rating 4Star Rating 5  Absolutely beautiful villa

Well we have just returned from our week away in the beautiful Villa Oliya. This is our 3rd year now staying at Villa Oliya. So that speaks for itself if we keep returning.
Rachel is amazing as always. She takes the stress out of booking a holiday. The only thing we had to do was book our flights, and she does the rest.
Fat cats transfers are always punctual, they are always there at the times Rachel tells us they will be there, and all the drivers are really nice and very polite.
Our 4yr old loves the pool, he was never out of it and the best thing it's heated.
We would recommend Villa Oliya to everyone.
It's a 5 star villa with a 5 star owner and 5 star service.
We have already booked for May 2019 to take our grandparents for there 80th birthdays.
Thank you Rachel, you have been fantastic as usual xx

Zoe, Beckie & Coby, Leeds, England - May 18

Star Rating 1Star Rating 2Star Rating 3Star Rating 4Star Rating 5  Beautiful

We stayed at Villa Oliya in October and have to say it is a beautiful Villa , we all loved it private pool heated at the time we were there so was lovely . It is a very spacious Villa with everything you would need and more !!! The owner Rachel was a great help from start to finish. Nothing was too much trouble and she even arranged our transfer to and from airport and advice whenever needed x I would not hesitate to recommend this Villa to anyone and we will definately be returning . It was near to everything bars restaurants gift shops. X

Kay Brazier, Birmingham Unitedkingdom - Oct 17

Star Rating 1Star Rating 2Star Rating 3Star Rating 4Star Rating 5  Brilliant

We stayed for a week for my husbands 60th and our son's 30th birthdays, 6 adults and our 5 year old grandson.
We had a fantastic time our grandson virtually learned to swim in that week and loved the pool as did everyone.
The facilities were great and we had a fantastic BBQ on a few occasions.
The location is central to everything with the strip just a couple minutes walk away.
Rachel was amazing nothing was too much trouble and also sorted out our transfer with Fat Cats transfer which were excellent. Any queries were dealt with very quickly.
Ann who is the agent for the villa was very helpful and just at the end of a phone if you needed anything.
A wonderful holiday had by all.

Linda, Halifax - Sep 17

Star Rating 1Star Rating 2Star Rating 3Star Rating 4Star Rating 5  Couldn't ask for more on a family holiday

We stayed at villa oliya for a week in September.

From the first point of contact the year before rachel was much more than helpful with everything we asked.

Booking was prompt and advice on transfers and a recommendation was given. The transfer company new exactly where the villa was so took us straight there.

I was pregnant at the time of booking so wanted to pick somewhere to accommodate a new baby and rachel advised the villa was well equipped for this and I can confirm it was. Everything you could need was there.

All welcome instructions are easy to follow and made things so easy when we arrived late in the evening.

As we arrived late we asked for a welcome pack and rachel was more than accommodating with this asking If there were any special requests for anything for the baby or any little extras we required.

The villa itself is very well presented and you feel right at home.. The pool area is great with a great size pool with easy access Into the shallow end and the garden even has sunshades over the loungers. There are two veranders to sit at so you can always have shade if you wish.

The use of pool towels and a hairdryer in each bedroom was a nice touch too so you didn't have to pack as much to take with you.

It was great that the villa was completely enclosed with a tall electric gate so no one could see in and alarmed as well.

If we were going back to Portugal is definitely check to see if villa oliya was available.

Overall rachel was a great host, the villa was fantastic, clean and you could tell a much loved family holiday home.

Thanks rachel for making it a great stay

Emma, Kent - Sep 17

Star Rating 1Star Rating 2Star Rating 3Star Rating 4Star Rating 5  Perfect Villa, Brilliant Location

We stayed at Villa Oliya at the beginning of August, after reading all of the reviews we had high hopes and were not disappointed!
The villa is situated very centrally 2 minutes walk to the strip and a 5 minute walk to the beach, the train stop is about a 5 minute walk just up the strip and gets you to the old town in about 15 mins at 6euros each, travelling with a 4 year old we used the train a lot she absolutely loved it!
The villa itself was absolutely beautiful just as described! We were in the master bedroom upstairs as we have 2 young children so needed the space for the travel cot and extra bed! It has a huge balcony with a beautiful view, an en suite bathroom with walk in shower which was perfect for the kiddies! The villa was well equipt with a travel cot, high chair, toys, puzzles, pool toys, dvds etc the dvds and puzzles came in very handy for those 40 degrees days where it was just to hot for the kids outside.
The pool area is perfect sunbeds situated on the grass great sun trap! with the table and chairs just outside the patio doors, again perfect shaded area for the kids.
Rachel was absolutely brilliant from start to finish, she went out of her way to make sure we had a great holiday! - even pointing me in the direction of where to go and get baby milk after I couldn't find sma in the shop (the supermarket stop 4 on the train had an alternative)
I can definitely say if we returned to Portugal Villa Oliya would definitely be at the top of our list! Anyone thinking about staying at Villa Oliya should not hesitate to book we had an absolutely brilliant holiday! Thanks Rachel.

Nicola, Aberdeen, UK - Aug 17

Star Rating 1Star Rating 2Star Rating 3Star Rating 4Star Rating 5  Fabulous time!

We've just returned from Villa Oliya and had a fabulous time in this ever so lovely and comfortable villa. My husband however took rather ill whilst there and Ann, who manages the villa was an absolute godsend. Without her, I would have been a wreck when trying to deal with the hospital and the language barrier. Ann, seriously, you are an absolute star and can't thank you enough!

Rachel, you have a beautiful villa, thank you for letting us stay there. All the best

Liz x

Liz Pirie, Dunbar, Scotland - Jun 17

Star Rating 1Star Rating 2Star Rating 3Star Rating 4Star Rating 5  Great villa, lovely pool, convenient location and excellent host!

We've just returned from a wonderful stay at Villa Oliya. The villa is really well equipped with lovely little touches like boardgames and a lending library which we made use of. Location is perfect, close to many restaurants and bars which can be lively at times! Outside terrace attached to the main upstairs bedroom was perfect for sunbathing and the pool and outside area were immaculate. We only had a few days here but I know we'll definitely return. Rachel was great at sorting everything out and making our holiday stress free, thank you Rachel!! We can't wait to come back!

K Cope, Stockport - Jun 17

Star Rating 1Star Rating 2Star Rating 3Star Rating 4Star Rating 5  A wonderful Home from Home (April 18)

This was our 6th holiday in Albufeira and by far the most perfect. Rachel’s hospitality has been exceptional from the moment we made contact and I can honestly say, she has gone above and beyond to book, plan and provide an outstanding holiday.
Fat Cats Transfers (Booked by Rachel) met us as soon as we reached Faro arrivals, were incredibly friendly and know Villa Oliya very well. They remained invaluable throughout our stay, to get around the local area and to provide transport and discounted entry to Zoo Marine (and many other places) with just one phone call and the mention of Villa Oliya.
On arrival at the Villa we were greeted by the Lovely Anne who takes great care of Villa Oliya and it’s guests. Who also went above and beyond to ensure we did not leave Portugal without the inhaler that my son left in the Villa when we left.
In addition to the exceptional service provided by Rachel and Anne, Villa Oliya also has a team of gardeners and a pool man that keep the garden and pool spotless.
The Villa is very spacious with an open plan living area, well equipped kitchen, separate utility room, 3 large bedrooms, 3 stunning bathrooms, and a beautifully kept garden that suited my whole family from age 9-64.
For myself and my husband the master bedroom was pure luxury with great storage, wet room and huge roof terrace (with sunbeds) through a large set of patio doors. Not to mention the most comfortable and well dressed bed that we are already missing. Quite simply a perfect oasis when you are holidaying with a teenager and your in laws, lol.
For my children, the highlight was definitely the heated pool that I can only describe as heavenly, even for a family dip at midnight in April! It did amuse us when the guests in the next door villa decided to follow our lead until they jumped into their pool with a lot of shrieking Followed by a quick exit. It would have been rude not to boast!!!!!!
For my mother in law, the highlight was the location because everything you could possibly need (shops, restaurants, cafes and the beach) is just at the end of the road and there is something for everyone.
I cannot end this review without telling you how safe we all felt at any time of day or night. The road is very well lit up, the electric gate and high walls around the Villa provide complete privacy and the alarm system in the Villa gives that extra piece of mind when staying away from home. So as I say “Villa Oliya really is a Home from Home” and we have already booked to return in October.

Sharon, Southampton, UK. - Apr 17