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PRETTY LITTLE HOLIDAY HOUSE IN TOWN BY THE SEA

Antonia

Speaks French, Portuguese, Spanish, English
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Antonia

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PRETTY LITTLE HOLIDAY HOUSE IN TOWN BY THE SEA

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Olhao - Blue and White Cottage

Two bed, two shower room, sitting room, kitchen/diner, two terraces

This simply furnished small house on three floors has been recently renovated. It has a great deal of charm, with built-in furniture and comfortable double beds. Supplied with all the basics for a holiday home. Located five minutes from everything including the sea, in the middle of a residential area in the old part of the town of small houses with a few shops and cafes. A lively bar in the street (not open late) adds much character. The ground floor opens to a sitting room with TV/DVD/HIfi, leading to a curtained bedroom with hanging/storage space. One shower room/ WC on this floor. Steep stairs to middle floor kitchen/dining area and a similar bedroom and second larger shower room/ WC with washing machine. The kitchen has a small fridge, and table top oven/grill, and two ring hob, and is fully equipped. Outside is a covered south-facing terrace with a dining/sitting area. Steep outside stairs to the top floor wooden studio and covered porch leading to another small terrace. The studio is available to artists on special request. Not suitable for children under twelve as stairs are steep and the bedrooms are on different floors. Sleeps four. Internet access.

The top floor studio : The Studio is normally locked and cannot be used for sleeping. It is available to artists to use on request.

Terraces: The terraces face the sun most of the day, and offer enjoyable warmth in the spring and autumn. A sunshade is available for the summer months, and the main terrace is covered.

Fans and heaters: The bedrooms have ceiling fans for the summer, and it is possible to be quite cool inside, because of the thick walls. The small rooms are easy to heat in the winter. Guests who stay in the winter may be charged extra for electricity.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for children
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Antonia (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
Speaks French, Portuguese, Spanish, English

About Antonia

I am an artist, and I share my time in Portugal and England. I love it here in Olhao, because it doesn´t seem like a tourist place, and yet has all the benefits of being on holiday. Life goes on throughout the year, and yet even in December you can sometimes eat fish outside near the sea in the sunshine.

Antonia purchased this house in 2010

Why Antonia chose Olhao

I bought this house as a ruin, as I could see how to make it into a charming but small cottage in rural Greek style that would be pleasant to be in on holiday. I had a lot of fun doing it up, and trying to make the most of the small spaces

What makes this house unique

People who have stayed there found it comfortable, easy to manage, different, with a good feeling. It is best for younger people who want to be out and about, and come back to a house to enjoy being in.......not for people who want to stay at home much. (The music which is sometimes played in the bar on the corner can be a bit annoying)

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

2.5
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

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Pretty little holiday house in town by the sea
average rating of 2.5 based on 6 reviews
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Pretty little holiday house in town by the sea
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p800105
Olhao Olhao region
4

Charming centrally located cottage

  • 4 out of 5
We rented this cottage for our honeymoon and it was perfect in every way. It was centrally located, near local cafes, bakeries, bars and restaurants. It was 5 minutes walk from the sea and the colourful markets that sell the best local seafood and produce. The cottage was not only charming and full of character but it was well equipped with a small BBQ and great outside balcony spaces. We would recommend this cottage to people who would enjoy being part of a local bustling community - we loved it!!
  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: H and R were perfect tenants, like most people who choose the house ............. younger and looking for a versatile holiday place and a comfortable home to come back to and enjoy. AW
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Pretty little holiday house in town by the sea
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p800105
Olhao Olhao region
5

Ein Wunderbarer Urlaub

  • 5 out of 5
Das Ferienhaus in Olhao ist einfach nur Traumhaft für leute die das Alternative suchen. Die Architektur sowie die Ausstattung des Hauses waren erstklassig.

Ich kann keineswegs die Meinung von Morbider Scharm teilen.
Die Vermieterin sowie die Kontaktperson vor Ort waren zu jederzeit freundlich und hilfsbereit. DIe Übergabe sowie Abnahme der Ferienwohnung verlief problemlos.

Der krähende Hahn stellt für uns kein wirkliches Problem dar.

Die Bar um die Ecke stellte für uns(jüngeres Publikum mitte 20 ebenfalls keine Probleme da).
Außerdem,ist es nicht wunderbar, dass leben der Portugisen Hautnah mitzubekommen? Wenn jemand natürlich mit anderen Touris in Kontakt kommen möchte sollte sich ein Hotel in Faro oder Albufera nehmen. Hier bekommst du Portugal hautnah mit, so wie es atmet und lebt.

Fakt ist wer auf der suche ist nach einem 0815 Urlaub im Hotelkomplex ist, der wird hier nicht glücklich. Es gibt keine Rezeption bei der man sich über Lärm oder sondersgleichen Beschweren kann.

Aber falls ihr auf der suche nach einem rustikalen Appartment seit, dann seid ihr hier genau Richtig!

Für meine Freundin und mich war der Urlaub in Portugal einfach großartig. Danke nochmals für die wunderbare Übernachtungsmöglichkeit.

Das Land und Leute waren stets freundlich und wir sind kein einziges mal angeeckt. Wärmste Empfehlung!
  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very happy that when good people choose well, they have a good time in charming Olhao
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Pretty little holiday house in town by the sea
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p800105
Olhao Olhao region
1

Morbider Scharm

  • 1 out of 5
Angaben zum Haus und der Lage zwar umfassend, aber nicht der Wahrheit entsprechend. Erdgeschoß: Wände u. Decken in Schlafraum u.Wohnraum feucht / Schimmel. Bad schmutzig / schimmlig. Bettzeug / Sitzmöbel feucht nicht nutzbar. Obergeschoß: Stühle mangelhaft, Geschirr schmutzig, Schlafraum / Bett zu klein f.2 Personen, aber keine Ausweichmöglichkeit ( s. Schlafraum EG ) EG u. OG. Heizmöglichkeit gleich 0 da zu kleine E-Radiatoren. Terrasse: Sitzmöbel unzumutbar, Tisch reperaturbedürftig. Studio: Tisch völlig defekt, Sitzmöglichkeit nicht mehr als solche zu erkennen. Auf der Dachterrasse im Haus gegenüber Tierhaltung! Ein Hahn der ab 05.00h morgens unentwegt kräht. Eckkneipe in 50m Entfernung von Freitagmorgen bis Sonntag Außenbeschallung in extremster Form bis nach 22.00h.Unsere Erfahrung möchten wir jedem Erholung-suchenden Urlauber nach uns ersparen. Wir sind am 5.Tag geflüchtet unter erheblichen Mehrkosten. Nach vielen Diskusionen mit der Vermieterin war sie zur Erstattung von ca. 35% des Mietpreises bereit. Uns wurde von ihr immer wieder gesagt, wären wir im Sommer gekommen wäre das Haus nicht feucht, der Schimmel im UG wäre auch nach einem Anstrich leider immer wieder gekommen.
Die Bilder im Internet sind schön und wirken einladend, die Realität aber ist erschreckend.
  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: In answer to the above, I would like to say that they are the first people
to complain about either of my two
houses in Olhao, which have been heavily booked for the past two years.

I could see when they arrived that they would be difficult, as they had
obviously made the wrong choice of house (chic urban Germans in little old
seaside cottage) Their faces made this evident. They compared it to my
friend's much more expensive newly built house they had rented before.

There was some paint peeling on a ceiling where it had not adhered to the
surface (now repaired), but otherwise the house is not humid, just thick
walls in a house by the sea which give a cold feel to a house when the
weather is not warm especially in the rainy season (worse this year with
an extended winter, which they would not have expected). Someone was
living in it for several months during the winter who insists that it is
not damp. They complain that there was no central heating (I never wrote
that there was), but there were two powerful heaters which they chose not
to use.

I write extensive details about the house on your website, so that people
are aware that it is small, old, with steep stairs, "lively bar" next
door, etc., and will expect this when they arrive.

I explained to them, that they could have called me before they had left
and booked into a hotel, and I would have found a suitable alternative for
them, or offered them my own my own much bigger house, but I was not given the
opportunity to do this, and instead was threatened to return their money or
they would complain to you. We settled on an amount, as obviously I do
not want published complaints, and I also felt that they were disappointed.
However they seem to have taken advantage of my offer, by complaining anyway after they accepted the money.

Two things................I am happy about the house and also the
description on the site, and secondly, tenants should be very careful
about choosing where they stay and not just book the cheapest option, as
I am sure that you know.

I hope that this answers all the issues.
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Pretty little holiday house in town by the sea
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p800105
Olhao Olhao region
3

maison très agréable mais bar bruyant

  • 3 out of 5
l'accueil a été très chaleureux et professionnel. Petite maison agréable, humide mais propre, sur trois étages. Ce fut très agréable de trouver café et thé disponibles le premier matin, avant d'aller faire les courses. La terrasse est très sympa, nous avons apprécié le beau temps et la chaleur!
Les équipements disponibles ont été très utiles (wifi, machine à laver, bouilloire...).
Le seul problème, c'est le bar dans la rue qui est extrêmement bruyant. Les habitués parlent très fort, jouent avec des chiens qui n'arrêtent pas d'aboyer, et la musique est saturée.

Nous ne reprendrons pas cette location à cause de la proximité avec ce bar.
  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup pour montrer votre appréciation de la maison et des choses différentes qui ont été apprécié à ce sujet. Je tiens à dire qu'il est clairement décrite comme une maison de vacances avec un bar animé à côté, et je m'attends clients soient la plupart du temps en appréciant les environs. J'étais un peu inquiet que ces gens très gentils ne sont pas venus dans la saison des fêtes, mais il était aussi là pour travailler. Ils avaient aussi un très petit enfant (normalement je ne laisse pas de petits enfants, mais nous en avons discuté et convenu). Il est donc clair qu'ils passaient plus de temps dans la maison que la plupart des gens, et auraient trouvé le bruit dans le bar très ennuyeux. Je suis désolé que cela gâché leur temps à Olhao.
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Pretty little holiday house in town by the sea
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p800105
Olhao Olhao region
1

Bruyant

  • 1 out of 5
Bruyant ! Les gens hurlent , le bar au bas de l'appart est ouvert de 9h à 00h ! Ce matin depuis 9h musique a fond ! Et le patron du bar s'en fout . A EVITER
  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: C'est le même client que je viens répondu. S'il vous plaît lire ma réponse complète à côté de cela pour une explication.
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Pretty little holiday house in town by the sea
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p800105
Olhao Olhao region
1

A eviter

  • 1 out of 5
Au premier abord , l'appart est superbe ..... Mais il s'avère catastrophique au niveau bruit ! Ce n'est pas exagèré que de dire que le bar de dessous est une véritable catastrophe pour les gens qui recherche le calme ! Ce matin , depuis 8 , la musique est a fond , les gens hurlent , et le patron a l'air de s'en satisfaire ! Même les voisins ne réagissent pas au vacarme ! En fait depuis que nous sommes arrives ici , ça commence aux environs de 9h du mat jusqu' a 00h . RAZ LE BOL
Je déconseille cet endroit , et nous ne sommes pas prêt d'y remettre les pieds !
Alain
  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Faro
Car: not necessary

Olhao is the perfect place to feel far away from the international tourist crowd. Easy to get to from Faro airport, this old working fishing town has great local character and faded grandeur from its prosperous past as a major sardine canning town. (If you think that you might like Havana, then this is the town for you)

With its distinctive mix of crumbling old grand houses, Moorish square buildings which tower up in little piles of white cubes, and narrow alleyways where the fishermen still live, its many charms will slowly work their magic on you.

Little barbecues outside front doors waft the smell of grilling sardines, and fishermen mend their nets on the quays.

Olhao has seafront restaurants, large covered fresh food markets, parks, and a fine supermarket. One of Portugal's five renowned Nature Parks is on the edge of town. The tree-lined Avenida, two fine churches, a marina with yachts and fishing boats, a park and promenade with ancient palm trees alongside the waterfront, all add to the character of the town.

The secret of this unexplored paradise is that, although Olhao is on the sea, the beaches are a short ferry ride away from the town to the wonderful empty sandbank islands of the Ria Formosa nature reserve it is part of. Days at the beach will offer a choice of wide Atlantic beaches or quiet lagoons, a few restaurants and bars and a delightful wander through the islands' small holiday/fishing communities. Olhao is fairly quiet in the spring and autumn. During the summer the Portuguese come with their families, and the waterfront restaurants and bars are busy in the evenings with families and young people enjoying themselves. It is fairly inexpensive compared to most places in the Algarve.

There is little to do but soak up the sun and enjoy the local life and explore, or take a train or bus to other places such as Tavira or Faro for a more cosmopolitan experience. Sun, sand, sea and sardines and lovely Portuguese people.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Olhao, Olhao region

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
mid season
30 Aug 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
7 night minimum stay
€350
for 7 nights
€350
€1,300
 
 
low season
1 Nov 2014 - 3 Apr 2015
7 night minimum stay
€295
for 7 nights
€295
€900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit €100
Notes A deposit of 25% towards the rent to be paid two months before the beginning of the rental period, and the remainder one month before. A 200 Euro refundable deposit to be paid on arrival, and returned at end of visit.
25% deposit when booking, and the remainder one month before arrival. A 200 euro or sterling refundable deposit on arrival, to be returned at end of rental and return of keys.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Olhao in Olhao region

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • waterfront
  • town
  • near the sea
  • resort
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Budget
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Maps
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Hob ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathrooms are clean and modern with wetroom style showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Both bedrooms have comfortable built-in beds with storage underneath and hanging space. There are ceiling fans in both rooms.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for children ...
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • bay fishing
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
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