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Olhao Promenade Townhouse

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

Olhao Townhouse close to Promenade

Our sunny townhouse has a fantastic roof terrace with panoramic views of the harbour and old town rooftops. It's situated on an attractive pedestrianised square a few steps from the promenade in the traditional part of Olhao.

Built on 2 storeys above our own garage the house has light and airy views towards the sea. The bedrooms and bathroom are on the 1st floor and the 2nd floor has a fully fitted kitchen with dining area, a living room and a balcony.

The front bedroom has a handmade wood double bed with a window looking over the square and the rear bedroom has two single beds overlooking the cobbled way at the back of the house with the bathroom easily reached on the same floor. Both bedrooms have ceiling fans to keep you cool at night and wall heaters for winter time.

The kitchen is fully equipped with cooker, fridge freezer, microwave and everything you might need to make that special meal.

The living room, with windows on 3 sides, offers views over towards the sea and barrier islands to the front, and cobbled pathways to the side of the house. Patio doors lead onto the balcony looking over the traditional rooftops of old Olhao.

Steps from the balcony lead to our roof terrace which has fantastic 360º views over to the sea and islands and across to the old town and the hills beyond. The terrace has shade and sun-loungers and is the perfect place to relax. After a hard day’s sunbathing or sightseeing, the lights over the town rooftops and the stars above the Islands are simply magical.

The whole area around our house is pedestrianised, so there’s no traffic to worry about anywhere near the house and in just a few steps it’s easy to reach all the restaurants and cafes on the sea-front.

Olhao is a traditional fishing town full of cafes and restaurants only metres away from our front door. With Faro airport only 20 mins away a car is not necessary to enjoy your stay here. Olhao itself does not have a beach, there is a lovely promenade, harbour and marina and lots of exploring to do in the maze of cobbled streets in the old quarter. For beaches just catch one of the ferry boats to the nearby islands and you can spend the day sunbathing and swimming, returning to Olhao for supper at one of the many restaurants.

Olhao is still very much a truly Portuguese town, partly because it’s a working fishing port and has managed to keep that ambience whilst also updating its image. Throughout the year the restaurants and cafes are open and the Saturday market is the high spot of the week where villagers from all over the locality come to sell their produce.

You can find out more about our house with our web site algarvedays.com where you can ask me any more questions you may have or send me a query. Just hit the Ask owner a Question button, and I'll get right back to you. If you give me your mobile number I'll send you a text or ring you.

Time spent in Olhao gives the best of Portuguese hospitality and a feeling of history of the true Portugal.


More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Portuguese
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About The Owner

My husband and I have lived in Portugal for nearly 20 years and love life here.

We have a farmhouse in the country and 2 properties near the sea in Olhao and on Armona. There's more about us on our web site www.algarvedays.com and more ways to contact us. We stay in both houses ourselves and we offer attractive comfortable accommodation in each with a few more home comforts than many properties that are just for rental.

My husbands works in London and also over here and I look after our properties as well as caring for the animals and the land here at home. Our website www.algarvedays.com will tell you more about us and our houses.

Why The Owner chose Olhão

We love Olhao, and our house is perfectly situated by the promenade. Unlike many houses in the old quarter, it's light and airy because it overlooks the Square and has lovely views from the roof terrace.

What makes this house unique

Our house has one of the best roof terraces in the old part of Olhao with a 360º view of the sea and the old Moorish rooftops of Olhao


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Our house is not suitable for children under the age of 13.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Glass shower enclosure, toilet, bidet and hand basin
  • Bathroom with Built in shower wc, bidet and hand basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 2 single beds, built in wardrobe, drawers etc.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , King size (150x200 cms) bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size (150x200 cms) bed. Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • diving
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Situated on a car free cobbled street with views over an attractive square towards towards the sea with a balcony on the top floor and stairs leading to a roof terrace with panoramic views.Because we have the balcony, roof terrace and stairs up to the bedrooms and living area, the house is not suitable for children or for people with mobility problems. Outside: Terrace on the top floor looking over the rooftops with table and chairs. Ideal for alfresco dining or simply chilling out with a glass of wine! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included for your stay. Also beach towels provided Other: Terrace overlooking rooftops with table and chairs for enjoying meals or relaxing out of doors.


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Olhao Promenade Townhouse
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

A wonderful apartment in a wonderful town

  • 5 of 5

I have recently returned from a holiday in Olhao, staying in Lesley and Michael's townhouse by the Promenade. I can only describe my trip as TRULY WONDERFUL!

Everything - the apartment, it's location, the host and hostess - and even the weather- was faultless! The apartment was bright and cheerful and spotlessly clean. The kitchen was spacious and had everything needed for cooking and eating in but In fact you need never cook at all if you choose not to as there are so many great and varied restaurants and cafes literally on your doorstep! I loved the fact that it was an 'upside - down' house - ie the bedrooms and bathroom (lovely shower!) on the first floor and the living room and kitchen on the second floor., making the wonderful roof terrace and balcony easily accessible from the living area.. The large windowa on three sides make the living-room bright and a really pleasant space to relax in, however I found that most of my 'relax'' time - ie when I wasn't out exploring the quaint fishing town and the local area,- was spent on the roof terrace either enjoying the sun in the daytime or - in the late evening just listening to the sounds of life going on around me,watching the lights of the harbour, boats coming in and going out and aeroplanes doing the same.. And despite all the activity going on around me on and off the ground, the roof-terrace seemed to me like the most serene peaceful place in the world!

The location of the house is also unbeatable! It is on a quiet, pedestrianised square (with a lovely little restaurant right there) and round the corner (less than a minute's walk) is the promenade and all that it has to offer. Many more shops and restaurants and a huge fresh fish and fruit and vegetable market. The harbour with all the fishing boats and the ferry to bring you to the islands is right there. The ferry costs around 3 euros return and within 20 minute you can be on the most beautiful nature reserve and sandy beaches - a trip not to be missed! The train-station is a 10-15 min walk away and for little cost you can visit many other towns along the Eastern Algarve.

So for anyone considering a trip to Portugal, I highly highly reccommend Olhao and this townhouse in particular! The hosts, Lesley and Michael, are such kind, helpful people and will do everything they can to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. I will certainly be going back there. Thank you very much Lesley and Michael!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Regina for your lovely comments. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and you're welcome back any time. Lesley and Michael
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Lovely well-cared for house in perfect situation in Olhao.

  • 5 of 5

We were made very welcome by our hosts and the house had everything we could need including a lovely welcome pack. Olhao has a fantastic ambience and the house was a real home from home. We spent lots of time on the roof terrace with a glass of wine, watching the boats go by. It's also very quiet and it's hard to believe it's right in the middle of town. You can walk out the door and be on the sea front in a few steps. It's so convenient for everything and we'll certainly be back.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful house for our holidays in july/aug 2015. There were 4 adults staying and no problem with space whatsoever. Beautifully appointed property, spotlessly clean and so well laid out. From the roof terrace to the front door there was absolutely nothing to complain about, lovely kitchen, more than well equipped and bathroom, comfortable lounge leading to a balcony very nice for coffee in the mornings or a nightcap late on! The area is great with good road access to wherever you want to be , beachy, town or country. Lovely bars and restaurants for whatever price you want to pay, can recommend Bar 62 for tapas and cocktails!! Lesley the owner is a lovely helpful person, answers emails promptly and is full of information! Would I recommend this property for a holiday....in a heartbeat! Thanks Lesley!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic home from home

  • 5 of 5

Very good direction to property and lots of good information about the area.House was very clean and located one block from main front.Everything you need for a trouble free holiday was at hand.Iron,hairdryer,washing machine ,condiment set!! washing up liquid etc (all saved us buying larger amounts) Four adults lived in this house for 10 days and always felt there was plenty of space.No aircon but we managed fine with fan and windows open.We would not hesitate to stay here again.Owner on hand if needed.This home made our holiday special

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Chill out by the sea

  • 5 of 5

Lesley our host gave us very helpful advice before our arrival as to location of her town house which was just what we required. A home by the sea with great amenities in a traditional fishing town. We were met and given a warm welcome,plus a starter pack of grocery goodies. Although we had hired a car from the airport it wasn't really necessary as all amenities are just around a corner! We enjoyed our wandering on foot around the old tiled network of streets and boat trips to the Formosa Nature Reserves where there were beautiful sandy beaches.Olhio is a great base for an informal relaxing break with many options to enjoy from sightseeing, markets selling fresh fish,fruit, vegetables and hand-made goods, small bars and excellent restaurants serving local dishes away from the glare of the city life.

The town house is conveniently situated, clean, well equiped has all the required facilities. GREAT!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A great alternative to package holidays

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay to be part of a typical working town. The markets were fabulous and everything you needed was on hand. The town house was comfortable and we had a truly memorable holiday. Will definitely return to Olhao.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
500 Metres
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
15 Metres
Gosto Disto
Nearest Beach
Car: not necessary


Sea front promenade, harbour and marina 20metres. Olhao does not have a beach, but ferries to the islands with fantastic beaches run regularly and take 20 minutes. Our website will give you more details. please check it at algarvedays.com and you can also contact me easily there with any questions you may have


Faro airport is just 20 minutes away.


Olhao is a traditional fishing town full of cafes and restaurants only metres away from your front door.

Further Details:

The centre of town is fantastic for accessibility to everything Olhao has to offer and our house is free from traffic noise having a pedestrianized square to the front and pedestrian access behind. At times there can be some noise from people returning home but generally this is minimal and finishes by midnight.


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
late spring
9 Apr 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early summer
24 Jun 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
high season
22 Jul 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
late summer
9 Sep 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
My prices are based on 7 nights stay for 2 people, Extra persons are charged at £8 per night for a single person and £15 for a couple . Please contact me for terms for less than one week's booking.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
Prices are for 2 people per week in UK pounds. Please contact me regarding prices for children.
Discount available for longer lets. For Christmas, New Year and Easter, prices are at premium rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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