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Townhouse With Fantastic Seaview From Roof-Terrace



Updated: 02-Aug-2016
Holiday Home in Olhao, Eastern Algarve - 100 Yards From Seafront And Boats To Beaches

You will be right in the heart of the old town of Olhäo. 1 minute walk from the fish and produce markets at the waterfront. Restaurants, cafés, bars, shopping, banks are literally a minute away. 3 minutes walk and you can catch ferries to three beaches that stretch for miles. No need for a car. The house has two roof terraces. One perfect for meals (when you BBQ the fresh fish you bought in the market) and the top one for an evening drinks and a stunning view. You are on top of Olhao, in the very center. Rolling hills to the north and the sea to the south, and the old charming city center of Olhao all around and mostly below you!

Stepping into our house you´ll have the spacious living room directly to your left. Sitting area, dinner table and an open kitchen make up an inviting entity. TV and wifi installation is to be found here, as well as a toilet. A mighty steep staircase takes you up to first floor, and master bedroom and a smaller extra room. Master bedroom has a french balcony and an on suite bathroom. It is spacious. A comfortable double bed and plenty of wardrobes make this bedroom complete and very inviting. It was re-painted this april of 2015. Next to master bedroom you find our extra room, that could be used as a bedroom, with a fold down double bed. Right next to it, there is a separate bathroom, with bath tub. The hallway leads you to the another staircase, passing by the 2 rooms described. On the second floor there is a small hallway leading you out to the open. This, our first terrace has a large dining table, and is perfect for dining. Please use the charcoal grill every evening! Local products - fish and seafood and meats - are simply the best! On cloudy and windy days (hardly ever in summertime) you find shelter for reading and relaxing amongst pots and plants. On this floor is also situated another spacious bedroom, with a double bed and an on suite bathroom. Since this room is very exposed to sun (and in wintertime winds and rain) we have installed an inverter - AC for cooling hot summer days and heating for those damp Algarvian winter days. Finally a few words about the pearl of our house - the top terrace! Well, this is just where you want to be, when not on the beaches or "out and about". Sun chairs and sitting chairs and a table, and half of the area in shade -yes sometimes you really need to cool down a bit... And then this wonderful view that made our tenders name our house "Casa Vista", "House with view". Well it all make this the place where you really want to spend most of your time. Our top terrace is a wonderful place for contemplating as well as observing and enjoying town activities. And yet you can choose total privacy here. Laying on the sun chairs only overflying storks and swallows know you are there.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

About the Owner

Self employed Swedish couple.

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From the Owner

Best location of an outstanding townhouse in a genuine Portuguese town. Our house is in a very good condition. This spring of 2015 we have installed new shower cabins and re-painted the master bedroom. Walls of the two terraces also reconditioned. Optical fiber installed, meaning very fast and reliable wifi and TV, with no extra costs for our guests. For a townhouse it is unusually large, with 2 spacious bedrooms with on suite bathrooms and an extra room with its own bathroom. But you must not be afraid of stairs... 3 floors plus the top terrace will keep you in good shape - and the reward is always waiting for you having climbed all the way to the top: a stunning view from the top of the town! Mountain range to the north and the sea to the south, and the town it self all around you, all under you. And remember the larger terrace on the way up; perfect for dinners and shelter on windy days. This is where we spend most of days winter time. And Olhao is wonderful. We simply want to spend as much time here as possible. Until we leave our jobs in Sweden, we share this pearl with others enjoying and appreciating the good life in one of the best corners of Europe. Perfect for walking and biking and boating and fishing. Excellent bus- and train connections. Golf courses within close range.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 20 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Several at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Olhao at 7 Kilometres Nearest Golf : at 25 Kilometres Nearest Train : Olhao at 1 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Exit Olhao at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Several at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Fuseta, Armona, Culatra at 1 Kilometres Car: not necessary


Olhão is located in the Ria Formosa lagoon inside the barrier islands. A bird watcher's haven and seafood lover's paradise.

The long sandy beaches are located on the barrier islands, easily reached by scheduled ferry service from the harbor.

Armona island is the closest with its breathtaking beach, restaurants and cafés. Farol island has two destinations - Culatra and Farol. Picturesque fishing villages with cafés and restaurants. Beach bars are open on Farol and Armona beaches in the Summer.


Faro airport is 15 minutes away. 20-25 euros by taxi (if you don't rent a car).

Car hire is not necessary if you are not planning doing a lot of sightseeing.

10 minutes walk to Olhão train station. Regular trains and buses for the rest of the Algarve coast and Lisbon (via Faro). Daily bus service to Seville in Spain.

Olhão is on the coastal road EN125 and has good access to the motorway. This makes access to all tourist attractions, water parks, golf courses and even Spain very easy.


Faro 10 minutes. Tavira 15 minutes. Albufeira 30 minutes. Spain 30 minutes. Seville 2 hours. Lisbon 3 hours.

Further Details:

Olhão has a superb local character as yet untouched by tourism. A must see is the local market on the seafront where you can pick up freshly caught fish everyday (except Sunday). Next to the fish market is the indoor produce, meat and cheese market. Fresh bread and pastries in great bakery on "your" street. Well stocked super market minutes walk from the house. British and foreign newspapers available in news stands. It is a large town with plenty of restaurants, particularly specializing in seafood. The new shopping center has a cinema.

Around the villages of Moncarapacho, Quelfes, Santa Luzia there are some fantastic local restaurants. The best olive oil is produced locally. Guided tours can be arranged. Owner will be more than happy to give away his local treasures and haunts if you ask.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early autumn
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £134

Booking Notes:
Deposit of 20% total rental price is required at time of booking.
An additional 150 Euro breakage deposit is required which will be refunded at the end of your stay on a satisfactory report from management.
A 2-week rental will give you a 100 Euro discount.
Longer stays? Lets make a deal!

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Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in Euros.
Prices are for 2 persons, or a family of up to 4 people. (kids under 16 years)
4 adults pay an additional 150 Euros per week. 6 adults pay another 75 Euros.
A 2-week rental will give you a 100 Euros discount. (Renting more than 2 weeks? Let's make a deal!)

If your deposit is paid and received 90 days before your scheduled arrival you will receive a 10% discount on your first week's stay.

Deposit of 20% total rental price is required at time of booking. Balance 4 weeks before arrival.
An additional 150 Euro breakage deposit is required which will be refunded at the end of your stay on a satisfactory report from management.

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From the Owner

No car needed. One minute walk to the bakery, a couple of minutes to the excellent market, restaurants and shopping. Ferries to the islands of Armona and Culatra. Stunning beaches. best of it all? Location and size and condition, and the top-terrace!

Property Type

  • house


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront


  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower and wc. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with shower and wc. Separate bathroom next to our "extra room". WC also adjacent to kitchen/livingroom.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, high ceiling and French balcony. Bedroom 2 with double bed, at the same level as lower roof terrace. Small separate bedroom with a very comfortable fold down bed, sleeps 2.


  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue


  • Notes on accommodation: Between the plug in heaters and the down duvets, you should be comfortable during the less hot months of the year. Portable fans available for the summer. It is a stone house and it keeps cool in the summer. AC is installed in the top floor bedroom, the most sun-exposed room in our house. Outside: The terraces of this house are where most guests spend their time. They are spacious and comfortable. The terrace on the third level has a large table for great meals outside. Top terrace has sunbeds and sitting area where the stunning view of the harbor, the islands and the sea can be enjoyed. Utility Room: Small room adjacent to living room. Storage for vacuum-cleaner etc Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included, beach-towels as well. Property is cleaned between guests. Additional cleaning service can be arranged. Other: The terrace on the third level has a large table for great meals outside. Top terrace has sunbeds and sitting area where the stunning view of the harbor, the islands and the sea can be enjoyed.

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