Accommodates four adults comfortably. Could accommodate an additional 2 children on mats in the single bedrooms. Not suitable for small children.Situated in the best part of the old quarter close to the markets and front and yet quiet.Ground floor: Double bedroom with en suite bathroom, 2 charming single bedrooms. Cool tiled hall , back and front doors.
Upstairs to magnificent large room with 17 foot high ceiling and view of the sea, leading onto a shaded north facing terrace. BBQ facilities, and outdoor eating facilities, Kitchen with all amenities, dishwasher, washing machine, etc.
Up a further flight of stairs to roof terrace with lovely views of Sea and Mountains to North.
Accommodates 4 people comfortably, plus availabilty to put 2 people in the single bedrooms on mattresses.
I had another house in Olhao which many people visited every year and some of you will remember. This house is just up the street from my old house which I have now sold. The new house has 3 bedrooms and the living is upstairs while the sleeping is down. which in some ways is preferable as it is cooler at night . I discovered Olhao through a friend who has 14 houses there ! He is trying to save the old houses and I and others all agree they are worth saving - we call it the Crumbling Foundation - as Olhao is such a special place and not at all your normal tourist location . Olhao has much to offer for the discerning traveller.
This house is very handsome and has a uniqueness to it and a lovely feel. It is very easy to live in without any worries of objectionable neighbours and is built like a fortress - totally safe!
Olhao is a vibrant , living town which is friendly and welcoming in the true Portuguese manner and this is why I like Olhao - it is not false in any way.
17 foot high ceiling in the living room with a through breeze and views of the sea. House is always cool and the terrace for eating off the living room is north facing so in the shade.
Underfloor heating in all the ground floor rooms for the colder months. This is a grand old house from the early 19th century and certainly has that feel.
Apart from the lovely nearby beaches reached by a short ferry trip there are small villages inland with picturesque churches and squares and lovely little restaurants. Montcarapacho is about 15 mins by car and is worth a visit. Olhao itself is full of tiny cobbled streets and plenty of seafront restaurants selling delicious grilled fish and seafood and other Portuguese specialities. The Fish market is the best in Portugal with fresh fish caught every day except Sunday.A kilo of the best fresh sardines is about 5 euros.Also plenty of fresh turbot, sea bass, John Dory, oysters, sole etc. Paradise ! Next to the fish market is the vegetable and meat market, both markets situated yards from the water. There is also a supermarket where you can get a good bottle of wine for 3 or 4 euros.
There are three islands which are reached by ferry, Armona being the closest and then pristine white beaches and a few little restaurants. A lovely way to spend the day or half a day - don't forget the sun umbrellas.( supplied)
For a longer trip Seville is just over 2 hours away. The Spanish border is 45 mins away and there are some lovely beaches on the way such as Fabrica which is absolutely fabulous, restaurant right on the beach.
All these places can also be reached by a charming train journey along the coast - well worth a trip. Faro is also a very interesting town with its history and old quarter.Also good hospital and good danish dentist.(details in house)
There is an art school in Olhao and also Tavira which is an old Roman town and well worth visiting ( to the east about 20 kms)
You do not really need a car if you are not going on longer trips as everything in Olhao is walk-able.
There is a national park just to the east of Olhao where many interesting birds can be seen including flamingos and the ubiquitous storks which nest on the high steeples and chimneys of Olhao.
Bike hire is available as are water taxis to the Islands for a quicker arrival. Fuseta is another charming village 10 kms east of Olhao and can be reached by train or car or bus.
Saturday is a big market day when an extra market is set up by the other two markets in Olhao. This is for the local produce that is grown or raised in the local area such as fresh locally grown almonds, all sorts of fruits and veg etc.
Altogether a wonderful 18th century undiscovered town where you can explore to your hearts content.
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all year round
1 Feb 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
|Notes||a fully returnable deposit of 200 euros against breakages and loss of keys. Electricity used in the winter months will be added to the rental.
A Cleaner is available if wanted during the let and she can be paid hourly by the tenant. During long lets she will come once a week included in the rental.
The house will be clean and all beds made up for your arrival .
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