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Luxurious old town house Casa Formosa

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

Location: in the heart of the pedestrian zone, Largo Sebastião Martins Mestre

Casa Formosa is located in the historical old town of Olhão. The very luxurious apartment on the first floor has big rooms with high stucco walls and the charm of a noble old town house. Renovated tastefully and with much love for details, new bathrooms, new kitchen, air conditioning in bedrooms and living room. A big terrace offers a nice view of the town.

5 minutes walk: sea promenade, fish and vegetable market, good restaurants, ferries to the islands.

Registration Number : 12255/AL

Lina and Jorg Trinkler-Oliveira
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2018

About Lina and Jorg Trinkler-Oliveira

Lina and Jorg (owners)

Lina and Jorg Trinkler-Oliveira purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Lina and Jorg Trinkler-Oliveira chose Olhão

Airconditioning, Wifi, include beach towels


Olhão Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • quarto da princesa - 1 double , 140x190cm
    quarto vermelho - 1 queen , 160x200cm
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
A car is not necessary. The distance from Faro airport is about 10 km and the railway station and the ferries are accessible on foot. Olhão is an old fishing town, spared by mass tourism, which has saved its charm till today. Experience the cubic Old Town with its many alleys and very narrow streets; here you can find the authentic Algarve - Portugal. For long, quiet walks or sunbathings you can take the ferry to the islands of Armona, Culatra ou Farol where dreamlike and often desert, sandy beaches wait for you. Quinta de Marim, a very interesting place to visit, is a natural reserve for plants and particularly bird's. Discover Olhão. You'Il love it.


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Luxurious old town house Casa Formosa
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews

only wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, clean, perfectly located. Nothing not to like.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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A supreme holiday experience - luxurious, spotlessly clean, superbly maintained.

  • 5 of 5

Coming from a compact London apartment, we felt we were walking into a palace. The whole of this historic house has been skilfully renovated with every room decorated in ultimately tasteful style. Everything you could want is provided. This is luxury beyond all previous experience of holiday apartments - where else do you find chandeliers in the bathroom? We could adjust the fan heaters/coolers in every room to any temperature we wanted. The delightful kitchen (wish we had thought of those picture tiles for our kitchen) is more fully equipped than any we have known. This apartment cannot be recommended too highly - Lina and Jorg are splendid and generous hosts, anticipating every possible need and meeting us at the apartment to explain everything. Location is perfect for town centre.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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This house is truly grand, looked after with loving care.Located at the centre of town.

  • 5 of 5

Everything is in this apartment, high ceilings and so much space. So clear and well looked after.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Fantastic - Highly Recommended

  • 5 of 5

Can I just say that the photos and the description do not do this property justice? We frequently rent, but this is easily the best property we have rented online and fantastic value. Location in the town of Olhao is great, right in the heart of the old town and right on the doorstep of restaurants, bars and shops.

We were met by Jorg and Lina on arrival and given a full tour of the property. It has to be said that they have done a fantastic job of restoring this property that retains so many of the original features - double doors into the main rooms, shutters on the windows, original wooden floors (I'm sounding like an estate agent). The bathrooms, however, have been totally refurbished - the master bathroom is gorgeous and both showers are powerful with ample hot water. And, what it doesn't tell you in the description, there are two sitting areas! We actually preferred the one to the rear (not really featured in the photographs). Rooftop terrace is great - overlooked by adjacent properties but not a problem.

Decor in all the rooms is fantastic - a mix of modern and old fashioned but all very tastefully done (I suspect that was Lina who also has some of her painting dotted about the apartment). Very well equipped for a holiday rental too. More than ample crockery, glasses, etc. The whole apartment is immaculate - and everything from bedding to towels is good quality.

Can't recommend this property highly enough. We love the town too - but not the place if you want a wild nightlife! Great restaurants, few smart bars -perfect for a chilled holiday.

Looking forward to returning next year already!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Totally wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to stay....period. We have travelled extensively and rate this as the nicest and best equipped apartment we have stayed in. If you are looking for a relaxing, laid back town, Olhao is the place for you. Casa Formosa is perfectly situated in the old town and is in walking distance to a wonderful bakery, the seafood and produce markets and numerous restaurants.

The apartment itself has been professionally renovated, is roomy and bright and totally functional. The slight negative is that parking is not always available but the positive from this is the lack of traffic and resulting tranquillity. Jorge and Lina were the perfect hosts and looked after us extremely well.

We stayed here for two and a half months this winter and spring. It says a lot from us to say that we have already booked for a return of three months next year and do consider it a home away from home. We give Casa Formosa our highest possible rating!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely first class accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We discovered Olhao three years ago.

It is a delightfully unspoilt town wth easy access by boat and train to secluded islands and small towns along the Eastern Algarve.

Although the detailed description of Casa Formosa is accurate it cannot describe the level of cleanliness, standard of maintenance or the high quality of fixtures and fittings that is immediately apparent when you enter the spacious building.

There are a large selection of cafes and restaurants with easy access to markets, artisan bakers and supermarkets nearby - something for everyone!

The owners are delightful individuals for whom nothing is too much trouble to ensure a good customer experience. We would have no hesitation in recommending this accommodation and are returning ourselves in 2017.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Colina Verde
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Ferries to Culatra, Farol, Armona
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $245.13

+ hiver - prix spécial long terme +
+ winter - special price long term rental +

maximum of 6 guests (then have 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms), additional costs for the third bedroom
maximum 6 personnes (3 chambres, 3 salles de bains), frais additionnels pour la troisième chambre.
maximal 6 Gäste möglich (dann 3 Schlafzimmer, 3 Bäder) Mehrkosten für das 3. Schlafzimmer

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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