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Luxury air-conditioned house 80 m from the seafront in Olhão, historic centre

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Details
Property
house
People
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday home in Olhão - Moradia Olhão

Cosy house sleeps 4 with 2 bathrooms, 2 kitchens and large terrace with pergola

Close to all the interesting tourist and shopping centres, it is within 1 minute walk from the port and its many bars, restaurants and daily fish market very famous in the entire Algarve. There are free parking spaces in the street. You can forget your car during your holidays, take a break and take your time. Only one risk: falling in love with Olhão and wanting to come back.

Faro Airport is 15 minutes away, and Seville Airport is an hour and a half away.

Olhão is around 50 km from the Spanish border which is ideal for an Andalusian getaway

Called La Medina in reference to its Moorish architecture, Olhão is in the heart of Ria Formosa Nature Park which gives it charm and authenticity. Ria Formosa, protected site, is 1 of the 5 most sought-after sites in Portugal. It preserved Olhão from the concrete and the galloping urbanisation.

The lagoon and its marina are peaceful. You can have a drink on the terrace of a bar facing the ocean.

The stunning fine sandy beaches of Armona, Culatra and Farol are reachable by ferry. There are shuttles every 30 minutes. The jetty is 200 m from the lagoon.

It is also the starting point for guided visits by boat or on foot on the Ria Formosa to discover the fauna and flora and the wide diversity of birds.

With 120 m², this fisherman’s house that has been fully renovated in 2014 with all modern conveniences can comfortably accommodate 4 people. It is not suitable for children under 10. Pets are not allowed.

The furniture and the decoration are contemporary with important European design brands.

Included in the rate: water, electricity, cleaning, bed linen, bath linen and beach towels. The cleaning is also done during the week and linen is changed for fortnight stays and more (once a week).

We provide you with 2 adult’s city bikes for sportive rides

200 m on foot, there is a municipal paying guarded underground car park and a supermarket

40 m² ground floor composed of: open plan kitchen with dining area and bathroom with toilet

40 m² first floor composed of: landing, large bedroom with 160x200 cm double bed, large cupboard/hanging space, satellite television and shower room with toilet.

40 m² second floor composed of: living room with 140x190 cm double sofa-bed with Bultex mattress and satellite television.

Large terrace with summer kitchen, plancha, Fermob garden furniture and sliding pergolas with manual control.

Wi-Fi, French and foreign satellite channels, 2 flat screen television, iPhone 4 and 5 docking station and CD player.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Pierre and Brigitte Deviers
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Contact on site speaking French and Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
4 December, 2016
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About Pierre and Brigitte Deviers

Decorator and building tradesman

We are French and native from the Lot in Midi-Pyrénées. We renovated houses for a French, British, American and Canadian clientele in the departments of the Lot and the Dordogne.

On a trip in Algarve, we fell in love with Olhão, we were seduced immediately, and we felt serenity. On a walk, we fell for this house; so much so that we decided to buy immediately because it seemed obvious to us. For once, we had nothing to organise, we only had to put down our bags.

We love walking in the labyrinth of these narrow streets with our eyes raised to the deep blue sky. Every time we come back, the charm works again. There is an old-fashioned atmosphere, suspended in time, a sweet peacefulness surrounds us. By arriving on the port, Olhão is busy and attractive. The morning market is very lively, there are nice Southern perfumes.

Olhão is called “cubic town” or Medina because of its Moorish architecture which is unique and authentic in the entire Algarve. We paid particular attention to the architecture of the places we visit.

In Olhão, we do everything on foot or by bike. The car remains parked in the street. We look for simple pleasures such as going to the market and enjoy a coffee on a terrace facing the lagoon, making a detour on our way home and lose ourselves in the streets of the historic centre which is mainly pedestrian, going by bike to Fuseta (10 km) for breakfast while following the Ecovia that runs along the lagoon. Everything is quiet and delightful.

It is never very cold. The weather is good in any season. In February, temperatures even reach 25° under the sun which is ideal for a breakfast on a terrace of the port in one of the many restaurants with very affordable prices.

It rarely rains. There are very few scattered showers.

In short, it is pleasant to live here.

Pierre and Brigitte Deviers purchased this house in 2014

Why Pierre and Brigitte Deviers chose Olhao region

Over time, when we stop working, we plan to stay here more often and longer.

The climate is very pleasant and very sunny. This town is lively. Portuguese people are very welcoming and warm, always with a ready smile. It is a new life project that we want to share.

Portugal is a beautiful country.

What makes this house unique

This house is ideally located within 1 minute walk from the port and its fish market that takes place every morning. Olhão is one of the most important fishing harbours of Portugal. Buy your fish at the morning market and grill it on the plancha on the terrace. It is the place of the house where we spend most of our time and it is very pleasant and bathed in sunlight at any time of the day.

In the morning at breakfast, it is caressed by the first sunrays.

During the cocktail hour, enjoy a very fresh glass of white wine, grilled almonds, and pure happiness.

At lunch, repose in the shade of the pergolas.

At dinner, relax in the cooling sea breeze.

Restaurants and bars are a few steps away. The food is good everywhere with fish and traditional Portuguese meals such as the Cataplana that is a sort of Portuguese paella or the Fejouada that is a sort of kidney bean stew with meat or fish.

From Olhão, you can easily visit the entire Algarve, the seafront but also the hinterland.

From the lagoon, take the taxi boat 2 minutes away to reach the islands of Culatra, Farol and Armona where you will find stunning beaches.

There are bus departures from the lagoon to reach the water parks of the region.

In the hinterland, visit Loulé with its Moorish market and its medieval castle. Go to Monchique where you will find a delicious honey with subtle eucalyptus flavour. Continue to Foia which offers views over the entire Algarve 902 m in altitude. Go to Silves and visit its impressive medieval castle. You will also enjoy the local specialty which is the “piri piri” chicken grilled on a giant barbecue in a restaurant below the castle. Silves is the starting point of the Cork Route that will lead you to the cork capital, São Bras de Alportel, thought wonderful landscapes. The outlet shop “Percor” in the town centre offers top of the range colourful cork items including designer leather goods. You can visit the factory by appointment.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

Luxury air-conditioned house 80 m from the seafront in Olhão, historic centre
average rating of 4.5 based on 16 reviews
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5

Perfect Little Gem in Old Olhao

  • 5 of 5

Within the city of Olhao is the old original fishing village. This perfect little house is situated in the old village on a narrow cobblestone street. Your neighbors live here. Everything you need, restaurants, the market, the grocery store, the bakeries are all within easy walking distance. Street parking is difficult but we found lots of free parking lots nearby. Completely safe.

The house itself is newly renovated and very clean. The kitchen was extremely well equipped for cooking in. On the second floor was a large bedroom and bathroom. All modern and comfortable. On the third floor is a small sitting room with TV and the terrace. This is where you spend your days, weather permitting. There is a retractable awning for sun screening. There is an outdoor kitchen and plancha for cooking. Plus a washing machine for laundry. You hang your clothes to dry just like the neighbors.

Air conditioning is available on all floors.

Two bikes are available for cycling in the town or to nearby towns.

Brigitte, the French owner, was very cordial and helpful. She is fluent in English.

We would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you loved our place in Olhão. We try to make it perfect for the renters to spend nice time in Algarve. You will be welcome for a next stay.
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Beautiful Olhao

  • 2 of 5

Husband and I stayed for five weeks, Olhao as always never disappoints, although it is an acquired taste, a working town welcomes tourists which suits us.

Moradia is situated a stones down a narrow street which is extremely busy from early morning until late at night this means there is always traffic noise. Parking is difficult around the house, pot luck if you can get a space and popular with local residents etc. so if you require parking close by be aware. We didn't find this a particular problem only when unloading etc.

The area around the house is mainly residential and as such is busy with local residents and their dogs!!!!! These were a problem, they bark when the church bells ring which obviously is a regular occurrence, at passers-by and at anytime day or night or in the middle of the night, it did become a nuisance.

The house seems to be of single wall construction so any noise is easily heard inside.

On the plus side this is an extremely well equipped holiday let, I don't think we have ever rented one with so much kitchen equipment! It is nicely decorated and the bed is comfortable. The sofa bed in the top floor lounge is not very comfy as a settee and as a bed is very tight to the ajoining walls but then it is really only for two people and if you are on holiday you will probably rarely be sat inside.

The roof terrace is amazing and again well equipped. Plenty of sun all day until the early evening and with lovely views of the old town but again the dogs are a problem here too.

Neighbours in the area are delightful and always try to communicate which is very nice.

Didn't use the downstairs bathroom only the shower room which was fine, although we would have liked to know about the water being heated by solar power before booking. In the instruction manual left in the house it states that on dull days it can be a problem, luckily we only had two of these but yes it was a problem on these as there was barely enough hot water for one! So if you like to shower everyday as we do be aware of this.

There also seems to be a problem in the master bedroom with some mould and damp appearing on the front wall. I note this has been mentioned in a previous review. It was not present when we arrived but did reappear before the end of our holiday. We would not return but everything stated is based on personal taste. We had a wonderful holiday despite some of the negatives.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sometimes on winter the sun is not strong enough to warm the water, there is a swich to put the solar panel on electric energy when it is necessary. The phone number of the man who look after the solar panel is on the book's house, in case of emergency. Dogs are very popular in Portugal, portuguese love them. This house is lovely, situated in the historic center. With 120m², two bathrooms, it is well equipped for 4 peoples on holiday. The street is narrow and in one-way, trafic is not intence, except on saturday morning. The famous fish market of Olhão is near the street, lots of Portuguese tries to park their car. Everything you need is close: restaurants, shops, museum, sea front, market, parking. Not necessary to have a car, there are two bikes free.
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5

Toller Urlaub unter Portugiesen

  • 5 of 5

Liebevoll eingerichtetes Ferienhaus mit einer ganz tollen Dachterrasse. Besonders schön fanden wir, dass dort oben ein Herd und ein Grill steht, auf dem man den Fisch, den man vorher in der Markthalle gekauft hatte, zubereiten konnte. Zu den wunderschönen Stränden geht es mit einer Fähre. Die Fahrten auf die Inseln sind schon alleine ein Erlebnis. Kurzum ein rundum gelungener Urlaub in einer tollen Unterkunft.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Olhão ist ein wunderbarer Ort, der verdient, daß man dort aufhört, auf die Gefahr hin mehr wieder gehen(weitergehen) zu wollen. Danke für Ihre sympathische Zeugenaussage(Beweis) sind wir glücklich, daß Sie unser Haus geschätzt haben. Bis bald vielleicht?
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5

Juste fabuleux....

  • 5 of 5

Cette très jolie maison à, de part son confort et son équipement, très largement contribué à nous faire passer d'excellentes vacançes. Tout d'abord, elle est parfaitement conforme à sa présentation, les photos sont très actuelles, pas de mauvaise surprise de ce côté là. Ensuite, elle est décorée avec beaucoup,de goût, alliant sobriété et fonctionnalité. La cuisine est parfaite, nous n'en avons que très peu profité, car en été, tout se passe en haut, sur la terrasse.la cuisine d'été est extrêmement fonctionnelle et permet de cuisiner "simple" sans aucun stress ! L'agrément de la plancha à gaz a été très apprécié, et la toile tendue nous a permis de profiter du beau temps sans pour autant cuire au soleil.... Idéalement placée, en plein çentre historique, à deux pas des commerces, restaurants, du front de mer et de l'embarcadère pour les îles, seuls les chiens parfois "bavards" n'ont trouble la quiétude du quartier. La ville est calme, les voitures très rares, on semble être sur une autre planète. Bref ! Je ne tarirai pas d'éloges concernant et la maison, et le site ! Que du bonheur ! Nous avons découvert cette région du Portugal dans les meilleures conditions ! Nous reviendrons, c'est sur....

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Que dire de plus après tant d'éloges! Nous sommes ravis que votre séjour vous ai enchanté. Au plaisir de vous recevoir lors d'un prochain séjour!
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ste luce sur loire
5

TOUT ETAIT PARFAIT

  • 5 of 5

Superbe maison idéalement située, décoration de très bon goût, propreté irréprochable, tout est de qualité ..... il y fait bon vivre, et pour terminer notre séjour, nous avons eu la chance de rencontrer les propriétaires , super sympas, charmants , quel bonheur !!!!!!! location à conseiller , tout était parfait !!!!!

Merci Brigitte et Pierre

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Le plaisir de notre rencontre fut partagé! Nous sommes heureux que vous ayez passé un bon moment à Olhão qui ne ressemble à aucune autre ville de l'Algarve. Vous êtes les bienvenus....en famille qui sait! Une petite sangria sur la lagune?
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2

in schöner Altstadt gelegenes Haus

  • 2 of 5

in schöner Altstadt gelegenes Haus, das aber kaum für 4 Personen geeignet erscheint. Das "zweite Schlafzimmer" erweist sich als eine im offenen Treppenhaus gelegene, geräuschintensive Schlafcouch. Zieht man diese aus, verbleiben nach links und rechts jeweils ca. 25 cm. Platz; Schimmelspuren im großen Schlafzimmer; zum Strand muss man eine Fähre benutzen.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sie sind einen monat geblieben und bedauer licherweise haben sie nicht die zeith gefunden, mich über die Feuchtigkeitsrückstände an der zimmerdecke zu unterrichten. Die regenwasserabfluss der terrasse, der sich darunter befindet, war teilweise verstopft. Wir haben dieses problem nach irher abreise festgestellt und es behoben. Jeder weiB, dass das schlafen auf dem sofa im wohnzimmer, nicht die gewünschte privatsphäre bietet. Die personen, die sich zu viert aufgehalten haben, fanden, dass das haus mit 120m² und zwei bädern sehr beguem ist. Ihre ÄuBerung verwundert mich, wo sie doch zu zweit da waren und weitgehend von diesem konfort profitierten.
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Location

Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Faro Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
7emio on the port
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Vilamoura
Nearest Train
1200 Metres
Olhão
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Armona
Car: not necessary

There is the fish market in Olhão every morning and it is especially large on Saturday with fruits and vegetables.

Ria Formosa Nature Park, guided visits, bird watching and hiking or biking along the lagoon on the entire coastline. You can reach Tavira and even Vila Real de Santo Antonio via this marked path called “Ecovia”.

Excursions in the ocean and dolphin watching

The stunning fine sandy beaches of Armona, Culatra and Farol are accessibly by ferry. There are shuttles every 30 minutes. There are restaurants and bars on site.

Water park in Quarteira and Portimão

Crustacean Festival in early August in Olhão

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Olhão, Olhao region

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Basse saison
1 Nov 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£301
for 7 nights
£301
£1,030
 
 
Haute saison
22 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£460
for 7 nights
£460
 
 
Basse saison
3 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£301
for 7 nights
£301
£1,030
 
 
Moyenne saison
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£352
for 7 nights
£352
 
 
Haute saison
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£385
for 7 nights
£385
 
 
Très haute saison
1 Jul 2017 - 27 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£544
for 7 nights
£544
 
 
Haute saison
28 Aug 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£460
for 7 nights
£460
 
 
haute saison
4 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£385
for 7 nights
£385
 
 
Moyenne saison
1 Nov 2017 - 18 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£301
for 7 nights
£301
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £293

Maison totalement non fumeur. Non adaptée aux jeunes enfants de moins de 10 ans. Les animaux ne sont pas acceptés.
En cas d'annulation de séjour, les sommes versées sont acquises jusqu'à une nouvelle réservation confirmée et définitive par un nouveau locataire sur les périodes concernées. Nous conseillons de souscrire une assurance annulation voyage.
Pour les longs séjours, nous ajoutons 60€ au tarif pour le ménage de sortie. Si vous souhaitez des ménages intermédiaires, c'est possible, nous consulter.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Olhão in Algarve

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • Bath linen is provided
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 140x190 cm double sofa-bed with Bultex mattress
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 160x200 cm double bed
  • Bedroom on the first floor: satellite television with French and foreign channels and large cupboard/hanging spaces.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Bowling center
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Hydrotherapy
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Included in the rate: All water and energy consumptions Cleaning is made and linen is changed once a week for fortnight stays en more The house is not suitable for children under 10 Pets are not allowed.

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