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TOWNHOUSE in moorish quarter -beach near -no car needed -heating available

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet


About the property

Modern House with sun terrace in pedestrian area

Our cottage is situated on the eastern Algarve in the 'moorish' city of Olhao, a fishing village in the nature reserve Ria Formosa (extraordinary flora & fauna), 8 km east of Faro (15 minutes by taxi), spared by mass tourism. 'Casa Formosa' offers modern comforts but has preserved the local style. On ground floor is a modern kitchen, a cozy living room, a guest toilet, on the 2nd floor two bedrooms and a bathroom with tub. A special feature offers the large roof terrace with a magnificent view over the rooftops of the city to the sea. The house is located in cobblestone pedestrian zone filled with cafes and fish restaurants. The famous market halls are within 100m distance, as well as a supermarket, Railroad (Tavira and Spain) and port from where one reaches the beaches of Armona & Culatra in 15min by ferry.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, portuguese
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Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2017


Olhão House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , w/ washing machine
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , loft bed each 1x2m
    Travel bed - 1 baby crib , travel bed for child max 2yrs
  • A toddler´s travel bed is available, so you are welcome with up to 4 adults and one baby ( max 2 years)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Golf
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Aircondition System with heating functionality: in winter house can be heated to a comfortable 21°C


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

TOWNHOUSE in moorish quarter -beach near -no car needed -heating available
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 30 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Mit zwei erwachsenen Kindern haben wir in diesem wunderschönen Haus 3 Wochen verbracht.

Die Beschreibung des Hauses ist absolut zutreffend.Zahlreichr schöne Strände sind mit der Fähre zu erreichen und schöne Ausflüge mit dem Zug möglich. Für einen ruhigen erholsamen Urlaub abseits vom Massentourismus bestens geeignet.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Magnifiques vacances !

  • 5 of 5

La maison est très bien équipée , propre et correspond totalement aux photos. Les plus : le toit terrasse et la localisation de la maison à proximité des marchés, commerces , restaurants et de l’embarcadère pour les îles. De loin, la meilleure location que nous ayons eu depuis que nous venons à Olhao .Nous reviendrons, c'est certain!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Erg netjes, alles aanwezig !!

  • 4 of 5

Het contact was goed vanaf begin, heel mooi huis, alles netjes en schoon !!

Goede ligging, je kunt overal te voet heen, maar is toch rustig !! Zeker een aanrader!!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Genau so hatten wir uns den Urlaub vorgestellt!

  • 4 of 5

Ein Haus mitten in der Altstadt, morgens Frühstück auf der Dachterrasse oder ein Pastéis in einem der kleinen Cafés. Danach mit dem Schiff, Anlegestelle 5 Min. vom Haus entfernt, zu den schönen endlosen Sandstränden der beiden Inseln oder einfach durch die engen Gassen der Altstadt bummeln oder mit Zug und Bus die Umgebung entdecken. Das Treiben um und in den beiden Markthallen, sowie die individuellen kleinen Restaurants mit köstlichem Essen, haben uns die Entscheidung oft nicht leicht gemacht. Für uns gibt es in und um Olhão noch viel zu entdecken - wir kommen gerne wieder! Mit dem Haus und der sehr freundlichen und persönlichen Betreuung waren wir rundum zufrieden.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Schöner Stadturlaub in Olhao

  • 5 of 5

Das geräumige und gepflegte Ferienhaus, die vielen Restaurants in unmittelbarer Nähe und der "inner circle" von Olhao waren wie für uns zugeschnitten, die Portuigiesin vor Ort immer hilfreich und freundlich zur Stelle. Eine ausgedehnte Strandwanderung auf Armona und Cultara und Abends noch ein Bummel um die Markthallen und ein Gläschen Wein, was will man mehr?

Der Trend geht in Richtung Wiederkehr.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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4 gode uger i november Casa Formosa

  • 4 of 5

Huset "Casa Formosa" i Olhão ligger simpelthen perfekt placeret, midt i den gamle arabiske bykerne. Og i anden række til Havnepromonaden.

Det er et rigtig godt sted at holde en god og afslappende ferie. Vi var der i 4 uger i november 2015 og prøvede så godt som muligt at falde i et med de lokale. Vi savnede ikke på noget tidspunkt oplevelsesmæssige udfordringer. Vi levede uden bil alle ugerne, fordi vi kunne bruge den udmærkede togbane, som går langs kysten til nabobyerne. Vi nåede endda et dagsbesøg i den spanske by Ayamonte.

Vi havde både før og under ferien en meget god kontakt til vores hjælpsomme vært og den lige så hjælpsomme lokale vicevært.

Vi kommer gerne tilbage til "Casa Formosa"

Tak for en god ferie.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Faro (FAO)
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Colina Verde, Moncarapacho
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Car: not necessary

Olhao is the perfect place to feel far away from the international tourist crowd. Easy to get to, this old working fishing town has great local character and faded grandeur. With its own distinctive style of Moorish white square buildings and narrow alleyways where the fishermen still live, its many charms will slowly work their magic on you. Little braziers outside front doors waft the smell of grilling sardines, and fishermen mend their nets on the quays. Olhao has seafront restaurants, large covered markets, parks, and a fine supermarket. The secret of this unexplored paradise is that beaches are a short ferry ride away from the town to the wonderful empty sandbanks of the nature reserve it is part of, and its charming fishing/holiday communities. There is little to do but soak up the sun and enjoy the local life and explore or take a train or bus to other places. Sun, sand, sea and fish and lovely Portuguese people.(C)Antonia


Rates & Availability

Olhão House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 3 2017 - Jun 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Hauptsaison 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nebensaison 2017/18
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 23 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Endreinigung, Wäsche $54.47
Refundable damage deposit $217.89

Bettwäsche/Handtücher enthalten. Die einmalige Endreinigung beträgt 50 EUR. Der Monatsmietpreis enthält nicht die Verbrauchskosten und gilt nur für 2-Personen-Belegung. Zahlungsbed.: 1/4 bei Buchung, Rest 4 Wochen vor Mietbeginn. Evtl. Bankgebühren trägt der Mieter.
Sheets/towels included. Final cleaning 50EUR. Monthly rate excluding utilities & only 2-person-occupancy. Terms: 1/4 for reservation, rest 4 weeks prior arrival. The renter is responsible / charged for any money wire or banking fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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