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Make a holiday rental villa or rental accommodation in Olhao, Portugal your home away from home

Olhao is an ancient town, inextricably linked with the Algarve’s fishing industry. Situated on the edge of the beautiful Ria Formosa Nature Reserve near Faro, holiday rental accommodation in Olhao is wonderfully easy to reach, yet has an atmosphere that makes it seem many miles from anywhere. Taking a villa rental in Olhao is a guaranteed way to relax in the warm sun of the Algarve, surrounded by some of the most beautiful landscapes and within easy walk of idyllic beaches.

Things to see in Olhao, Portugal

The old quarter of Olhao is the most famous part of the town, blessed with an undeniably Moorish flavour. Every morning, the old town of Olhao bursts into life as local fishermen return home to sell their catch, which is amazingly varied each morning. The town is still centred around the ancient fishing port, with traditional lifestyles that still thrive. There is nowhere that you can experience pure Algarvian lifestyles like you can from rental accommodation in Olhao. Traditional cuisine is another major attraction to Olhao, especially, unsurprisingly, the seafood. Local restaurants make the air thick with the mouth-watering aromas of grilled fish. Even if you are only staying in a villa rental in Olhao for one night, you must try the local herring.

The port is an excellent place from which to take a boat trip into the Mediterranean to try a little deep sea fishing, enjoy an excursion to one of the immaculate beaches on a deserted island, including Fuzeta and Armona, or explore the watery world beneath with a scuba diving adventure. The islands of Fuzeta and Armona are wonderfully peaceful, with huge swathes of golden sand on which to stretch out and sunbathe, and the best natural conditions for sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and scuba diving are found near them.

The Ria Formosa is a beautiful place to visit, that is, if you can drag yourself away from the fine, golden sands and warm, clear waters of the coastline. The Ria Formosa Nature Reserve is also accessible by ferry, and is one of the best places to walk, cycle and ride, but you will have to share the park with flamingo, storks and many other bird species and wildlife.

Places to visit on holiday in Olhao, Portugal

A little inland, the town of Moncarapacho is one of the most charming towns in the whole of the Algarve. Moncarapacho is certainly worth investigation from any rental property in Olhao, as the enormously laid back way of life is irresistible. Simply spend a few hours in Moncarapacho and the relaxing atmosphere cannot fail to rub off on you!

Weather in Olhao, Portugal

The Algarve is blessed with a sublime climate. Hot and dry during the summer and wonderfully mild during the winter, there is never a bad time to take self catering rental accommodation in Olhao, Portugal. The summer months see daily peak temperatures soaring into the mid 30’s (˚C) daily from May until October, with temperatures over 40˚C regular in July and August. The winter months are perfect for relaxing sightseeing and golfing holidays as temperatures are rarely below 15˚C.

Travel to Olhao, Portugal

Faro International Airport (FAO) is just 12km from the centre of Olhao, which makes reaching a property to rent in Olhao remarkably easy from the UK. There are flights arriving into Faro from airports big and small across the UK, provided by a huge range of airlines.

Excellent! 4.6/5
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Excellent! 4.5/5
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Very Good! 4/5
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Excellent! 4.5/5
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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  • 1 BA
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Apartment #8073157
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  • 4 BR
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Apartment #6293012
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Excellent! 4.7/5
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Villa #1658980
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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  • 4 BR
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Villa #91800
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
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  • 4 BA
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Excellent! 4.7/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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  • 1 BA
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  • 2 BR
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Excellent! 4.6/5
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
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  • 4 BR
  • 5 BA
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  • 1 BA
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  • 1 BA
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  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
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Villa #8166277
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Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
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Villa #8013225
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Exceptional! 5/5
(18 reviews)
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  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
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  • 2 BA
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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Olhão Holiday Apartments & Villas (300+)

 

Recent Reviews

Loved it

5 of 5
Very well equipped comfortable property. Very quiet. Owners were extremely helpful. Loved the rooftop pool we had it to ourselves most of the time. I would definitely recommend it.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

Fantastic - Highly Recommended

5 of 5
Can I just say that the photos and the description do not do this property justice? We frequently rent, but this is easily the best property we have rented online and fantastic value. Location in the town of Olhao is great, right in the heart of the old town and right on the doorstep of restaurants, bars and shops. We were met by Jorg and Lina on arrival and given a full tour of the property. It has to be said that they have done a fantastic job of restoring this property that retains so many of the original features - double doors into the main rooms, shutters on the windows, original wooden floors (I'm sounding like an estate agent). The bathrooms, however, have been totally refurbished - the master bathroom is gorgeous and both showers are powerful with ample hot water. And, what it doesn't tell you in the description, there are two sitting areas! We actually preferred the one to the rear (not really featured in the photographs). Rooftop terrace is great - overlooked by adjacent properties but not a problem. Decor in all the rooms is fantastic - a mix of modern and old fashioned but all very tastefully done (I suspect that was Lina who also has some of her painting dotted about the apartment). Very well equipped for a holiday rental too. More than ample crockery, glasses, etc. The whole apartment is immaculate - and everything from bedding to towels is good quality. Can't recommend this property highly enough. We love the town too - but not the place if you want a wild nightlife! Great restaurants, few smart bars -perfect for a chilled holiday. Looking forward to returning next year already!
  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017