HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar

Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Olhao region also enquired about villas in Leira region, Madeira apartments and villas in Lisbon district

Get away from it all in a holiday home in the Olhao region.

The beautiful Olhao region is part of Portugal's Algarve on the southern coast. Olhao is located close to Faro and is a popular fishing port. Two of Portugal's most loved products – Bela brand sardines and the Conserveira do Sul fish products – call Olhao home. Old churches, beaches with clean waters, and the chance to unwind await travellers. Finding an accommodation in the Olhao region is just a click away with HomeAway.

There is a apartment in Olhao for every kind of traveller. Apartments with balconies and terrific views are perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway, and multi-bedroom apartments in Olhao are a nice option for medium-sized groups. Should children and pets play a role in travel, an Olhao region holiday rentals rental is a good option. Houses for upwards of eight people are available, some even with pools, gardens, and wheelchair access.

Travellers can find accommodations in the nearby Faro region, and HomeAway also offers comfortable holiday rentals in Carvoeiro.

Things to do

Church of Nossa Senhora do Rosário:

The Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Rosário was constructed in the early 17th century and served as the centre of Olhao community life. Unfortunately it was severely damaged in the devastating earthquake of 1755, but reconstruction allows visitors to get a feel for what the Church of Nossa Senhora do Rosário originally looked like.

Church of Nossa Senhora da Soledade:

Olhao's Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Soledade is a fine example of Baroque and Roccoco styles. It was the first church of its kind to be constructed here. It once served as a parochial church, but today it is primarily used as a pilgrimage chapel.

Mercado de Olhao:

The bustling local market in Olhao is the perfect place to see and taste local culture. A wide variety of vendors sell fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, and drinks at reasonable prices. Saturdays are the busiest when local craftsmen set up outside the Mercado.

Culatra Island:

Culatra island is found a short distance from Faro. The island is small: a mere four miles in length and less than six-tenths of a mile in width. The beaches on the ocean side are pristine with warm waters. The lagoon side is used primarily for anchoring boats and visiting yachts. A ferry brings travellers directly from Olhao.

Golf:

The Algarve is home to some of the very best golf courses in Europe. Not only are the courses well maintained and beautiful in their own right, but they offer players incredible views of the region. There are three courses near Olhao: Pinheiros Altos, Colina Verde, and San Lorenzo.

Ria Formosa:

The nature reserve of Rio Formosa is comprised of a lagoon and several small islands. Birds use this area during their yearly migration south. There are a few small towns located on the islands that have taverns and cafés, and the beaches are excellent.

Weather in Olhao

Portugal enjoys a sunny, warm climate. Sun is prevalent all year long and the summer months are characterised by temperatures averaging at around 28ºC. Late July and early August tend to be hotter, though the ocean breeze keeps things cool. Winters are mild; temperatures rarely drop below 10ºC. The most rain falls in March. Spring and fall are also nice times to visit; temperatures are in the low-20s and there are fewer tourists.

Travel to Olhao

Olhao is located only nine miles from Faro. Faro Airport (FAO) has connections to most major European cities. Daily trains and buses run regularly between Faro Airport and Olhao. Car hires and taxi rides are also easy options. There are numerous car hire services at the airport, and taxis are abundant.

Cancel Clear Filters Apply Filters

Property Type

Popular Searches

Payment Options

Facilities

Managed By

Local Area

Property Details

Cancel Clear Filters Apply Filters
Use filters to narrow your search results!
  • 1 - 50 of 487
    • 2 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    34
      • 5 BR
      • 5 BA
      • Sleeps 12
      21
        Wonderful! 4.9/5
        (20 reviews)
        avg/night
        • 4 BR
        • 5 BA
        • Sleeps 8
        20
          • 6 BR
          • 4 BA
          • Separate Toilet
          • Sleeps 16
          2 Reviews
            Exceptional! 5.0/5
            (33 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 2
            33
              Excellent! 4.7/5
              (7 reviews)
              avg/night
              • Studio
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 3
              7
                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                22
                  • 2 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  38
                    • 4 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 8
                    7
                      • 3 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      7
                        • 4 BR
                        • 4 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 8
                        14
                          • Studio
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 2
                          5
                            • 6 BR
                            • 5 BA
                            • Sleeps 12
                            13
                              • Studio
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                                • Studio
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 2
                                1 Review
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 7
                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 2
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      2 Reviews
                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 8
                                          • 4 BR
                                          • 3 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 8
                                          4
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 5
                                            17
                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 3
                                              7
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                3
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  17
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    3
                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 3 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                        • 4 BR
                                                        • 3 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                        2 Reviews
                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                          (29 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          29
                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                            8
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              3
                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                                3
                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                  (8 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                  8
                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      2 Reviews
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        18
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          12
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                            3
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              2 Reviews
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                (11 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                11
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                  (13 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  13
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                    (6 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    6
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      1 Review
                                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                                        • 4 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                                        22
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          4
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                                            3
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              3
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                  14
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      4
                                                                                                      • 1 - 50 of 487
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A perfect retreat on the Eastern Algarve

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We travelled in search of rest and relaxation and found it in abundance at Casa Alegria. The cottage is in a rural location with panoramic views to the coast and easy access to local towns and the wonderful island beaches of the Eastern Algarve. You can get the 5-minute ferry across to Fuzeta or catch the little train to the beach at Barril and enjoy lovely walks along the seashore or relax on the beach. Joan is the perfect hostess and creates a welcoming, relaxing and supportive ambience in a very well equipped, clean and comfortable cottage. Previous reviews say it all... the welcome pack of food and drink is delicious and sustained us for the first two days allowing us to relax from day one. The lovely pool and gardens have many sunny or shady places to sit on comfortable, quality furniture and we especially enjoyed the super lilos for casting adrift on the pool. Joan is very sensitive to your needs, her mission is for you to totally relax and have fun and her local knowledge of the area is invaluable. Although we were already familiar with this area of the Algarve, we found new places to eat and Antonio's in Moncarapacho is well worth a visit. You also have a choice of BBQs at the cottage to enjoy al fresco dining. Thank you Joan for inviting us to share a glass or two of wine or beer; we enjoyed your company and conversation together with your daughter, Tiff and feel we have made new friends. We have travelled all areas of Portugal over the last sixteen years and can honestly say that Joan offers travellers the perfect retreat to enjoy an authentic Portuguese holiday in this lovely unspoilt area of the Algarve. Thank you Joan! We will be back! Jane & Ian
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      HOLIDAYS JUST DON'T GET BETTER THAN THIS!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      I booked this holiday during a somewhat traumatic period in my life last year and I have to say it was a bit of a shot in the dark. I'd never used Owners Direct before, but the photo's and the reviews looked good so I thought, "Oh, just go for it!" I'm so, so glad I did! We took the ferry from Portsmouth to Bilbao and drove down to the villa which is a fantastic experience in itself. As other reviewers have correctly mentioned it is accessed down a dusty unmade track but having studied the maps and Google Earth, we were prepared for that and the coordinates provided by Dominic took us straight to the door and Elizabeth's instructions that, "The key's under the mat!" proved to be spot on too. Casa Dominico is well appointed with everything that is listed on the web site. We found it spotlessly clean with fresh linen and scrumptious towels. Elizabeth had arranged, as requested, a welcome pack of food in the fridge which I recommend asking Dominic to arrange for you. Just let him know what you think you may need and the cost is taken out of your breakages deposit. The pool is the icing on the cake! When we arrived, the Algarve were experiencing the hottest September temperatures for 85 years. With the car thermometer reading 45 degrees it was bliss just to jump in. The pool lights were not working which was a bit disappointing, but Elizabeth was aware. There is a book listing good places to eat though with nowhere within walking distance, we tended to cook in the villa so you will need to look to other reviewers for recommendations for that. Moncarapacho has two good small supermarkets where you can get all your essentials. For a more comprehensive shop, Tavira, 20 minutes away has a large shopping mall which includes a Continente 'hypermarket' which is well signposted as you enter the town. What we enjoyed most about the villa was its isolated location and with the exception of aircraft on their approach to Faro airport, the peace and quiet. Perfect for relaxing and winding down. As with any location in a hot climate, insects can be an issue. Here at Casa Dominico it was ants in the kitchen. We finally got on top of the problem after four or five days with a good ant killing aerosol from the village hardware store, so be prepared. Communication with Dominic before and with the run up to the holiday was excellent and the same with Elizabeth (the local agent) whilst there. Would I recommend the villa? Well, we're going back!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      Fantastic Villa!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We were 3 families all looking for a relaxing fun holiday and this is certainly what we got! The villa was very modern and spacious, the pool and jacuzzi were well kept and all the kids loved playing in it. Hannah met us on arrival and was very helpful from the start, any concerns or problems we had she rectified within the day. One of our party was recovering from a recently broken leg and Valtor very kindly bought an excersise bike for the gym to help with his recovery. Monacarapacho had a very good supermarket and some nice snack bars in the square. We ate at Antonio's a couple of nights and would recommend this to anybody. This villa has left such a mark on all three families, it exceeded all our expectation and would love to return in the furture.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016