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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 nights


About the property

Modern House with sun terrace in pedestrian area | Reg.# 15381/AL

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.

Registration Number : 15381/AL

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, portuguese
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Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017


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


Olhão House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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


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TOWNHOUSE in moorish quarter -beach near -no car needed -heating available
average rating of 4.571429 based on 33 reviews

Good location in Olhao

  • 4 of 5

Well equipped, clean house. Very close to supermarket, fish market and harbour (with cafes/shops). Friendly owner, very responsive to questions. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Schönes Ferienhaus

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus hat uns sehr gut gefallen. Eine tolle Lage in der Altstadt, ganz in der Nähe viele Restaurants und Geschäfte. Es ist sauber und sehr gepflegt. Der Fähranleger zu den schönen Stränden ist ebenfalls ganz in der Nähe. Ganz viel haben wir die Dachterrasse genutzt.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Das freut mich, Frau H., kommen Sie gerne wieder ! Mit freundlichem Gruss, CB
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Leuk huis gelegen aan een steeg met dakterras vlakbij de markthallen en de veerpont

  • 5 of 5

Het huis heeft alles wat je wenst. Er is een royale keuken, een bijkeuken met wasmachine en toilet en een woonkamer met tv met zowel alle duitse als portugese kanalen, een heerlijke luie zitbank. Leuke doorkijkjes direkt op de steeg/ pleintje alwaar het daagelijks leven van de plaatselijke bewoners plaatsvindt. Dat wil zeggen de mensen lopen hier langs een van de sluiproutes van de Pingo Doce supermarkt, naar de markthallen van Olhão. Via een voor nederlandse begrippen standaard trap kom je op de tweede verdieping waar een goede badkamer met bad -douche, wc en wasbekken is, een slaapkamer met twee losse bedden en kledingkast is en een slaapkamer met stapelbed die tegelijk doorgang is naar het dakterras. Even bukken door het deurtje en opletten op de trap maar dat loont zich, want aldaar het betegelde terras met uitzicht naar de bomen van het park, andere dakterrassen en huizen. Maar dat is niet alles, meerdere ooievaars nestelen op zo'n 50 m afstand, absoluut bijzonder. 'sOchtends vliegen ze direkt over het terras. Vlakbij is zoals gezegd ook het pontje naar Armona of een van de andere eilanden met schitterende stranden. Alles is vlak net zoals in Nederland, maar ja het weer! Restaurants met verse gegrillde vis zijn hier ook op een steenworp afstand te vinden. Van de eindeloze straatjes en steegjes krijg je ook niet snel genoeg. Hier is nog een menselijke maat. Je loopt ook makkelijk naar het treinstation en kan vandaaruit andere plaatsjes of steden bezoeken. Ondertussen droogt je was buiten op het terras netalsof je er altijd al hebt gewoont.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • 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: July 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: June 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: June 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Endreinigung, Wäsche $58.7
Refundable damage deposit $234.8

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.
Bitte beachten: Exzessiver Strom-, Gas- und Wasserverbrauch (zusammen grösser als 70€/Woche) wird dem Kunden in Rechnung gestellt bzw. von der Kaution einbehalten. Notieren Sie mit uns zusammen die Zählerstände bei Anreise. Schalten Sie bitte Heizung und/oder Klimaanlage bei Abwesenheit aus.
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.
Please note: Excessive consumption of electricity, gas and water (combined greater than 70€/week) will be charged to the guest or deducted from the deposit respectively. Read the meters together with us upon arrival. Please turn off heating and/or air condition while not in the house - thank you.

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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