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Chic townhouse with patio, pool and sea views, in the old center of Olhao

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Thermos Flask


About the property

Spacious holiday house with private pool, sleeps 9, near seafront, Algarve

Casa Sant'Ana has its own private rooftop pool and comfortable terraces with panoramic views of the sea, the islands of the Ria Formosa and the town. It is located in the midst of narrow cobbled streets in the traditional fisherman's neighbourhood of Olhao. The seafront with its vegetable, fruits and fish markets and restaurants is just a two-minute walk away. The ground floor of the house has a large living room opening onto a shaded patio, a fully equipped kitchen and a dining area. Each of the four bedrooms on the first and second floors has its own bathroom with basin, WC, shower or bath tub. They have their own private access from the main entrance or the patio.

Casa Sant'Ana has a small rooftop pool with a panoramic view over the Ria Formosa and the islands.

The house is also suitable for a winter stay as every room has independently-controlled floor-heating. The wood-burning stove in the living room adds extra comfort and cosiness.

Suggestions for your stay: Take the picturesque ferries across the Ria Formosa to the pristine beaches of Armona, Culatra and Farol islands.

Take a good picnic (and suncream !) for a day on the beach. Walk along the beaches for kilometres.

Alternatively sit on the roof terrace by the pool and watch the seascape change with tides.

Watch birds in the Nature Reserve close by.

Visit the Ria Formosa with a private guide in a traditional fishing boat.

Eat grilled sardines and other delicious seafood at local restaurants.

Do as other Olhanenses and buy your fresh seafood, fruit and vegetables from traditional markets open 6 days a week.

Watch fishermen at work in Olhao´s active fishing harbours.

Rent a car and combine your stay with a visit to Tavira (20 km), Sevilla (190 km) and Andalusia nearby, or Lisbon (280 km) and the Alentejo on the way.

More Details

Property Manager
Antje Bahr
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
30 June, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hinter den weissen Mauern hat sich fuer uns ein wahres Ferienparadies verwirklicht. Alle vier Schlafraeume haben uns begeistert, sogar der Sprung ins kuehlende Nass war noch besonders durch den wunderschoenen Blick aufs Meer und Olhao. Wir kommen gerne wieder!!!
May 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Olhão in Olhão

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , round relax bath/pool
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , sea view
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shared with single bedroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , or 2 single beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , or 2 single beds
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , or 1 large double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed
  • Each double bedroom has a bathroom. The single bedrooms shares a bathroom with one of the double bedrooms. Two bedrooms with own terrace.
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck Chairs
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
For your convenience we provide an iPod-station suitable for all types of iPods as well as iPhones. The small rooftop pool is cleaned by a U.V. system. Comfortable in Winter: each room has an individual floor-heating system. A wood-burning stove in the living room adds extra comfort and cosiness. Stairs might not be suitable for people with limited mobility.


4/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)

Chic townhouse with patio, pool and sea views, in the old center of Olhao
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews

The kind of place we would have for ourselves

  • 4 of 5

Now we are back in London, facing the onset of Autumn and then Winter with no other holiday booked, all we can think about is going back to Casa Santa'Ana same time next year but this time for two weeks instead of one.

The plan is to spend time just relaxing in the villa or going to the islands of Ria Formosa. We planned too many things last time, when we really had everything in our doorstep. We are regulars to the Algarve and always hire a car to see as much as we can. This time we arrived after a week of touring Spain, which was great but next time we will just stop right here and enjoy everything the locality has to offer. The restaurants of Olhao with their excellent food and cozy atmospheres and plenty of variety - that's if we even leave the house. With so many areas to relax in - the shaded sun lounge, the central courtyard, the rooftop pool area with its views out across the roof tops of Olhao and out to Ria Formosa, and amazing sunsets thrown in, we are quite inclined to stay in. Casa Sant'Ana is just the kind of place we would have for ourselves.The right mix of Portuguese and Moorish architecture, elegantly designed and laid out. It is a private enclave within the alley ways and bustling medina of this very authentic fishing town where Portuguese life emanates from every window and doorway. Yes, the British tourist is catered for, with the occasional curry house and chinese (you don't hear me complaining) but Olhao is a million miles from Albufeira. Casa Sant'Ana is no country idyll; you are staying in your own private oasis, cheek by jowl among the locals and all of the glorious smells, sites and sounds of the traditional Algarve. As close as you will find to Algarve before package holidays were invented.

Thank you Eleonore

Susana and Oliver Harrison

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Faro international airport
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: not necessary

Olhao in Portugal

Olhão is the most traditional fishing village of the Algarve with narrow, winding streets lined with white houses. Many artists have chosen to settle there because of its picturesque character and traditions. The town still lives on traditional fishing and has an extraordinary daily fish market and outstanding seafood restaurants. Beaches can be reached by ferry boats and water taxis which take you to the unspoiled islands of Armona, Culatra and Farol. There you can find long stretches of white sandy beaches safe for swimming and appreciate the peace and serenity of this unique nature reserve. Olhão is a perfect holiday village which combines the pleasure and fun of having restaurants, cafés, shopping and nightlife at hand as well as easy access by boat to pristine and secluded beaches. The area also has a large choice of golf courses and Seville is just over 2 hours drive way and Lisbon 2 and a half hours.

Other Activities: visit of fish market


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Olhão, Algarve

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 6
16 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 8
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £446.95

Rates are based on 6 guests/3 bedrooms occupancy except from 16 July to 31 August based on 9 guests/5 bedrooms ; for any other period an extra €120 euros per week is charged for 9 guests/5 bedrooms
Extra charge for electricity between November and April according to actual consumption.
For Christmas and Easter holidays rates please ask.
Cleaning at end of stay is included.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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