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Newly Refurbished House In The Old Town



Updated: 19-Oct-2016
House in Olhao, Eastern Algarve, Portugal - In A Quiet Street Near The Harbour And Shopping Areas

Our house is situated in a typical old town street, two minutes from the new town shopping and five from the sea front. We have stayed in so many Algarve houses that are cold and uncomfortable in spring and autumn and hot in the summer with rubbish kitchens to boot. So we have fitted this newly rebuilt house to the highest standards to keep you as warm or cool as you want. When you arrive you’ll find the local knowledge book with all the information you need for a great break. We think we have everything but if you find you need anything else let us know. And the wonderful Maria will look after you all week. If you want to stay more than two weeks we can offer you a good discount. Please contact me if you wish to book the house - we have a very simple booking process.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Lorna and Alan are friends who have holidayed in Olhaio for years now.

They are from Norfolk and both are retired (although Alan still runs a small classic cars company.) and both into sailing and golf. So they moved their boat down here and then decided buy a house.

Lorna is fastidious about quality and so spent a fortune on the palce – Alan just wanted a great Bar-b-Que

We like to use the house in the winter, spring and autumn and spend the summers in England when the golf is better there (We don’t do cold!!)

We just hope you enjoy our house as much as we do.

Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner


"Thanks Alan and Lorna - great little house - great equipment - best we have ever stayed in." Jenny and Peter


"From Vibe - Stayed 6 - 16th Aug 2012

Hi Alan.

Just arrived home from ten lovely days in your lovely house in Olhao.

We had a terrific holiday and your house was a superb base to have to come “home” to.

Very convenient with all the necessary things you need – and a wonderful roof terrace.

We really think you have a fantastic house in the middle of this very nice Portuguese city.


From John and Peter

Wow mate what a great place :) we will be coming back really soon.


Ann and James March 2013

Thank you for this haven of calm in our busy lives, the best house on the Algarve by far. Charming neighbours, lovely town and the perfect llittle house in the midst of it all.
Apr 2012
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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


A tastefully renovated little house near to all amenities.

  • 4 of 5

The property has been restored to a good standard. Extremely comfortable bed, fab shower a kitchen that's fully equipped with more than you would expect and a huge terrace that runs the length of the house. As we were there in august it was extremely hot and the only thing I could suggest would be an outside shower could be put in ,we did adapt with the hose and watered the plants too.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you fit this. The shower is a good idea.
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Thanks Alan and Lorna

  • 4 of 5

A great little house, lovely amenities, close to shops, cafes and restaurants. Within easy walking distance of sea front and the fantastic markets.

The highlight was the amazing roof terrace, a great place to relax and sunbathe.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this. Just to let you know when you return, as I how you will, lorna will have refurbished the kitchen. Glad you had s good time.
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From the Owner

We were fed up renting apartments that looked great but just didn’t work as a home. The apartments ended up with noisy families around us or had no central heating or air con. One looked great but had tiny – wonderfully stylish furniture that saw Alan sitting on the floor all holiday!! So they bought one for ourselves!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 20 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : In street at 0.25 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Olhao at 1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Benimor at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Olhao at 1 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A22 at 2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : 100s at 0.25 Kilometres Nearest Ski : ??? at 100 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Islands at 3 Kilometres Car: not necessary


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jun 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2107
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £112

Booking Notes:
Please email Alan or call and he will arrange bookings.

Notes on prices:
The house is available for a minimum stay of 3 nights.
Single days charged pro rate plus 10%
We are happy to be paid by Paypal, cheque or internet banking.
Electricity is charged on usage. (Approx £5.00 per week)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 19-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

We love the area because it combines beaches that are as good as those in the Caribbean with great restaurants, cheap prices and really friendly people. Lorna is a fish freak and just loves the 100s of varieties on offer in the fish market. Alan being a veggie loves the fruit and vegetables that come straight from the fields. And just behind the town are the mountains - Alan spends hours in them on his motor cycle.

Property Type

  • house


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


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


  • Child's Highchair


  • Television


  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • New bathroom, great shower toilet and sink Underfloor heating And lots of lovely John Lewis towels.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 - 2 in bedroom and 2 on sofabed Notes on bedrooms: Double bed - wardrobe and lots of drawer space. Lots of the best white linen John Lewis can supply. Duvets for the cold nights. (We have frozen in some houses!!) Air con for the hot ones.


  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside: On the terrace you have a barbque, table and chairs for dining, loungers and a seating area. There is a nice shaded area for cooler sitting and eating. Some people have been known to sleep up there under the stars. Utility Room: . Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and a maid/cook service is available if required. House is refreshed each week. Other: Lovely cool back yard for hanging out when it gets mega hot!

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