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Casa Carolas, Renovated amazing Merchants House

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


About the property

Wifi, air con and tv

A stunning old townhouse in a classical and excellent location. Casa Carolas has a beautiful old facade facing on to a superbly renovated square surrounded by other well kept townhouses with their own pots with typical Algarvian flowers and plants offering a great secluded little spot in a tranquil little area.The house offers accommodation over three floors with a split level roof terrace offering an outside style kitchen, a lower terrace with a dining table and chairs for some al fresco dining whilst overlooking the fabulous rooftop views over Olhao. Climb a little spiral stair case and find a lovely seating area with shading for a day of relaxed sunbathing, reading and general relaxation.Enter the side door of Casa Carolas and you will find a small terrace giving access to a full kitchen with all the equipment you would need to cook some fabulous meals having been shopping in the daily market with all the freshly caught fish and shellfish you can eat along with locally grown and made produce. From the kitchen enter the living area with a large comfortable sofa and huge old style front door giving access to the square and large wooden dining table. You will find many wonderful old features, making Casa Carol a great house full of character. From the living room is one bathroom and a wonderful marble staircase with traditional tiled walls takes you to the first level with a shared bathroom the master bedroom with a large double bed with old style door windows with shutters overlooking the square. The second bedroom again with old style windows and shutters overlooking the side and front of the house, a large double bed and storage space. The third bedroom is offered privacy with a curtain and has a wonderful Portuguese antique bed.Head up the stairs again and gain access to those wonderful terraces with the second kitchen, complete with utensils, crockery and glasses. A place to sit and eat. also find a washing machine for your use too.Casa Carolas is spacious cool and comfortable any time of the year and located in a great location for those who do not wish to have a a car during their holiday. All amenities and some simply fabulous restaurants along with great transport links are all within easy walking distance.

Registration Number : 45240/AL

Property Manager
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, All other languages by e mail please
Calendar last updated:
10 November, 2017

About Samantha

We are a small Management Company operating between the Towns of Olhao and Cabanas in the East Algarve. We specialise is quality holiday homes and offer a personal service and wherever possible will tailor your holiday to suit your needs.We meet you on arrival day and will be available during your stay.

Why Samantha chose Olhão

Before arrival we will send you meeting arrangements, directions and some local information. At the apartment you will also find a welcome book packed full of information about the East Algarve.

Upon arrival one for the friendly MarsAlgarve Team will meet you and help you with anything you may need to make your holiday a pleasant one.

What makes this villa unique

Town centre location


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Olhão in Municipality of Olhão

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Ground floor shared bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Shared bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Large double bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Double bedroom
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
The holiday price includes a mid stay linen change every 7 days for stays of 14 nights or more.Bed linen, bath and hand towels along with beach/pool towels are provided within the holiday cost. WIFI is included within the cost of your holiday.We operate a strict arrival and departure time limit especially during the summer months. Arrival is after 1600 and departure is before 1000. For arrivals we are happy to meet you at the property after 1000 to drop baggage etc but then entry can not be gained until after 1600 to allow the cleaners to prepare the property to the exceptionally high standard that we at Mars Algarve pride ourselves upon. Departure is strictly before 1000 and failure to depart on time without prior arrangement will result in a financial charge.Upon arrival you will be met by one of the very helpful Mars Algarve Team they will hand over the keys to your holiday home and take the time to show you the property and tell you about any local information


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Casa Carolas, Renovated amazing Merchants House
average rating of 3.0 based on 2 reviews

Disappointing & grimey

  • 1 of 5

We booked Casa Carolas for one week in September after reading their advertisement. We thought the property was expensive but due to the description and location of the property we thought it was something special. After arriving at the house we soon discovered that the house was not as advertised. We were shocked to find a sign on the toilet wall informing us we had to dispose of all toilet paper in a bin and NOT down the toilet. It was embarrassing having to walk 150 mtrs through the town to the municipal bins near the market each time with a bag of soiled toilet paper.

The linen and towels were nice and clean but that is where the positives ended. The bathrooms were very dated with staining to both the bath and shower. The shower mat was covered in mould. The towel holder in the downstairs bathroom was a plant pot stand. The vanity unit in the main bathroom was falling apart and dirty. The bathroom mirror had lights missing & the bath was very stained.

The beds were very hard and the joints of the antique Portuguese bed were loose, and creaked each time you moved. The most comfortable of the beds were on the solarium. These were hand made loungers with foam mattresses. The pillows were very soiled with I assume sweat.

The roof kitchen consisted of a sink, washing machine, table & four chairs and an ironing board. No facilities for cooking, more of a laundry not a kitchen.

The solarium had four loungers which were all clean and relatively new. The patio set had been painted a number of times and the paint was flaking off and sticking to our clothes.

After our return I contacted the agent and asked him why the method of disposing the toilet paper was not included in the advertisement. He said “This would not be something we would put in our advert”. He went on to say “Would you prefer to have sewage coming up out of the sink or dump the paper in a bin” I asked why he did not fit macerators to the toilets. He said they do not have them in Portugal and hung up.

We were assured that the level of cleanliness was exceptional. That is a matter of opinion.

Think twice before booking this property.

On a brighter note. Olhao it's self and the people were very nice with plenty of places to eat and drink. A charming old town

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful old merchants house in Olhao old town

  • 5 of 5

The property is in an ideal location in the heart of the old town. The property was much nicer than the photographs suggested. It was very clean and well maintained and the management company couldn't have been more helpful.

Just one thing I would suggest - a full length mirror somewhere in the property would be good or at least a dressing table mirror in one of the bedrooms please?

Really comfortable house with a fabulous roof terrace. I stayed here for four weeks in May. Olhao is a really great town with a fantastic variety of quality restaurants, an excellent market and regular ferry services to the amazing Isla's of Culatra and Armona. It's also really handy for Fuseta, Cabanas and Tavira which you can reach by very efficient public transport if you don't want to hire a car. A really friendly town that I'll hopefully return to before long.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Various wonderful choices
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Various wonderful choices
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Casa do Carolas is a fabulous apartment right in the heart of the old fishing town of Olhao in the East Algarve.

A wonderful relaxed location an unspoiled you really will sample local life here. The East Algarve has beautiful beaches, scenery and an abundance of things to do.

Olhao is a busying and lively fishing port and very much still in action today. The front has a beautiful park area and Marina to take a leisurely stroll to the world famous daily fish a fresh produce markets. These building are the hub of the town and always buzzing with action. Sample the freshly grown produce and check out the catch of the day in the fish market. My favourite time to go is Saturday mornings when he farmers come down from the hills and all around the market building you will find the farmers market with fresh fruit and veg plus an fabulous election of locally made produce. Sit and have a coffee in one of the cafes and watch the hive of activity go on around you.

In contrast the capital City of the Algarve, Faro is a beautiful place to vista with a walled city giving magnificent view out to sea. Then take a walk around the small cobbled street and indulge in an ice-cream and some great shopping.

Not to be missed Tavira is an ancient Roman City simply steeped in history, divided by the river Gilau it is a wonderful place to visits, enjoy the stunning architecture and take a cool drink in one of the many pavement cafes.

the East Algarve has some of the most beautiful beaches, often islands accessed via a ferry they are miles of golden sand lapped by crystal blue waters. The islands at Olhao are amazing and each one offers a different beach experience. make sure you check them all out and then decide which one is your favourite!

The golf on offer in the East is exceptional with some truly fantastic courses in some amazing locations. Benamor Golf near tavira offers some excellent packages. There is also the sister courses Quinta da Ria and Quinta da Cima offering versatility for the keen golfer. Castro Marim and Quinta do Vale offer challenging golf with glorious views across the Guadiana river to Spain.

A short drive up the coast opens up some great family activity days, including some amazing watermarks, zoos, crazy golf and much more for the family.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £176.1

Equipment that can be hired include camp beds, travel cots and high chairs. Each item costs €20 per week and again please make sure you book any item you require in advance.

Please enquire for more details regarding these items.We can also offer excellent quotes for car hire and Airport transfers. Please ask at the time of booking.

Take the stress out of getting to and from the Airport and allow us to book your hire car or Airport Transfer for you with our affiliated Companies.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.