The house develops over 3 floors, with hall and courtyard kitcenette floor 0, 2 bedrooms and bathroom on the 1st floor, one bathroom and a small room with terrace, in the attic, with a splendid view of the city and the famous Church do Carmo. The architecture is modern and minimalist, with unique details, simply decorated with pieces of furniture with elegant design, performed part to play for this purpose. It is located in the historic center in a neighborhood with very special characteristics, with large spaces surrounding the church. The room has very light, not only the upper skylight but also by its exposure to the south. The various floors provide diverse environments, with different perspectives both inside the pro exterior views. With excellent finishes, all of it with solid wood floor, and appropriate decorations in private areas. It has several outdoor spaces, from the courtyard floor 0, the two balconies to the rear and said south-facing terrace.
The location of housing is famous for its proximity to the known Carmo Church, of singular beauty, and famous for its Chapel of Bones. Near the city center and the main restaurants as well as museums and theater.
Ideal for walking through the city and have a central cover point without using transport. The nightlife district is also nearby.
Since beach programs, scenic drives through the Algarve hills, knowing landscapes magnificent typical gastronomy of each area, this part of the Algarve has to offer many ideal recreational alternative for those seeking a quality tourism both in cultural and recreational.
A month before arrival, we booked the beautiful place shown here in the center of Faro (being in the center was critically important to us). BUT .... just before we arrived Pedro told us that there had been a booking error and he needed to put us in a nearby cottage. Pedro was charming and undoubtedly meant well. However, the cottage was not quite finished with its renovations and outside the center of the city. He contributed to our car-rental cost (to somewhat compensate for the inconvenience) but a-not-quite-finshd-space just was not what we contracted for.
Great location, a house placed in a nice and interesting neighborhood, close to the historical center of Faro. Pedro was a great host and recommended us the best restaurant nearby. I wish we could stay a couple of weeks longer. Looking forward to coming back!
While it is possible that this owner is well meaning, it is unacceptable to find a paid and confirmed apartment rented to someone else 24 hr.s before scheduled arrival. Although the credit card company will get our money back. It should have been returned immediately. This was our first bad experience with vrbo after numerous good ones.
It took us a while to realize what a great location the house is in. Our GPS brought us in the worst way and it was only after exploring Faro on foot that we could appreciate where we were. The house is very close to Old Town with some superb restaurants and the shopping district. We used the house as the base for exploring Faro as well as the Algarve and it was a perfect location for that. We also loved that just next door was a cafe that was very popular with the locals and where we ended up have our breakfast every morning that we were in Faro. We also had several dinners that were, in our opinion, among the best in our entire stay in Portugal. There were a few unfinished details in the house, but that didn't bother us and the outdoor spaces were awesome for just relaxing. Overall, we greatly enjoyed our stay!
In fact, we did most of the same things on our vacation! Great base to branch out from. Pedro was very accommodating.
The house would not be suitable for young children due to the open stairway but we have no complaints at all.
Portugal was lovely, hope to return someday.
The house made an imaginative base for access to various Faro locations such as the University, the old city and for exploring the surrounding countryside and other villages. The accomodation felt very light and airy with unique modern architecture, especially the open plan staircase and light wells. We stayed here for three weeks while on "workation" and the useful wireless internet facilitated a good place from which to work remotely. Having a washing machine and clothes drying locations was invaluable as no-one can travel with three weeks worth of clothing! Some features of the building were not complete and some fittings and fixtures were at times unreliable but never-the-less we got by. No doubt these will be easily fixed by the owner in the near future. The nearby take-away BBQ chicken shop surprisingly cooked the best take-away roast chicken ever, while a cafe just a few doors away provides a good opportunity for getting to know the locals. There was a mini supermarket and bakery close by for daily groceries and more. The old city was a few minutes walk away, full of interesting nooks and crannies, restaurants and churches. We loved the storks that seem to occupy any elevated flat surface with their huge nests, and at the weekend, the bells from the Carmo church chime reassuringly every quarter of an hour. As we were visiting during March and the weather was quite chilly, the owner Pedro provided firewood for the evenings. We weren't able to make the best use of the verandahs and outside furniture, but a bicycle at a small extra cost was useful for accessing the excellent local swimming pool and indoor food market. The area is interesting, lively on occasion and well lit at night, with a regular supply of visitors to the Carmo church by means of a city tour bus in the style of a train-on-wheels, that for a few euros will take you to see all the places of importance in this small city. For adventures further afield, the bus and train stations are nearby, and we recommend visits to the Ilha Desserta with the Animaris boat tour company (yellow sweatshirts) and to Tavira by train, where the walled castle garden is a true delight. If you are looking for a great little base while staying in Faro itself then we can recommend this house and know that you will receive a warm and friendly welcome from Pedro.
Located in the famous historic center of Faro, in a traditional setting of picturesque district of the city, this villa offers unique moments for holidaymakers who want to know the area in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. With fabulous beaches a few miles away to the east and west, from islands, the cliffs beaches, etc. Every imaginable tourist attractions are within driving kms as we in the Algarve. Unforgettable and cheap boat tours on the Ria Formosa, knowing this ecosystem of global beauty, flora and fauna unique species. Varied attractions, from golf, water sports, multiple leisure activities, and always the excellent cuisine, from the famous seafood dishes Algarve.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
daily price .... up to 3 people
additional adult ... 20 euros
children up to 4 years ... free
child up to 12 years ... 50%
40% of the total on booking (bank transfer)
cleaning fee - 15 euros