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Olhão Cœur history, Best location, panoramic sea view, 100m of the sea front

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Air-conditioned house, 4 people. 2 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, and terrace/pergola.

Ocean, sun, charm, is the winning triple forecast of this white house in the Cubist style of the houses of Olhão so particular. If you like the peace, the discreet charm of a Portuguese town, the freshness of the narrow alleys when the sun is for the top, then this holiday home is for you!

Of a big comfort for 4 people, it is situated in a quiet street of the very quiet historic center of Olhão, in two steps of the sea front and its numerous bars and the restaurants. The market in the daily fish is very renowned in all Algarve, it is quite close, you will have the privilege to go there on foot in two minutes. The parking lot is free in the street, you can forget your car the time of a stay, change rhythm. As us you will succumb to the relaxed rhythm of life of Olhão, you will return!

You will have unforgettable time on the big panoramic terrace in 360 °. It is a room of full life very appreciated of our hosts at any time of the day. She is equipped of one pergolae sliding, of a kitchen with plancha in the gas, the kitchen sink, the refrigerator, the domino of cooking, dishes. It is the summary of all which it is necessary to prepare the outdoor meals, between friends or in family.

The fishing is the main economic activity of this town which knew how to cross the decades without losing it soul. The Portuguese population is there very present, we do not find ourselves between Europeans of the North like that is often the case in numerous cities of west Algarve.

The Airport of Faro is in 15mn, the Airport of Seville at 1:30 am

Olhão is in approximately 50km the Spanish border, the ideal situation for an Andalusian escapade.

Called Cubist city because of its Moresque architecture, Olhão is at the heart of the natural reserve of the ria Formosa, which confers on him charm and authenticity. The Ria Formosa, one of the five sites the most appreciated of Portugal visits on foot, by bicycle or by boat.

The lagoon which protects Olhão from the assaults of the ocean is a place for walking where everybody finds himself to have a drink in one of its numerous terraces from where you can admire the ceaseless movement of birds and boats. Sunsets are magic there ...

It is also the starting point of the ferry for the sublime beaches(ranges) of sand at the end of Armona, Culatra and Farol. The landing stage is in 200m of the market so recognizable, anchored at the edge of the lagoon like a vessel of red bricks.

With 150m ², this fisherman's former house totally renovated in 2015, can welcome comfortably 4 people. Does not suit the less than 10-year-old children. Animals are not accepted. Totally non-smoking house.

The furniture and the decoration are contemporary with big names of the European design.

Include in the price list: the water, the electricity, the household, the linen of bed, the bathroom linen, beach towels. The household is renewed in the course of stay from 2 to 3 weeks (1 time a week).

For long stay of more than 3 weeks, with promotional rate, the housework is renewed every 2 weeks

In 500m on foot, there is a kept, paying underground municipal parking lot and a supermarket " Pingo Doce "

Ground floor(floors): cooking(kitchen) American, dining area, corner(place) lounge(show), 1 bathroom with shower, washbasin, TOILETS.

1st floor: 2 rooms(chambers):

bedroom1: 1 bed 160x 200cm,

bedroom2: 2 beds 90x200cm

1 bathroom with shower 90x160cm, washbasin, TOILETS

2nd floor: 1 lounge with satellite TV, desk, small balcony.

3rd floor: big terrace with summer kitchen equipped with domino of cooking, sink and refrigerator, washing machine, plancha, garden furniture Fermob.

The sliding Pergola to manual command will protect you against heats and sun, it will accompany your meals and moments of relaxation.

WiFi, French, Foreign TV satellite channels Flat.

More Details
Registration Number : 41844/AL

Pierre and Brigitte Deviers
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Contact on site speaking French and Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Pierre and Brigitte Deviers

We are an interior decorator and building artisan. We are French and come from Lot and Midi-Pyrénées. We have renovated houses for French, British, American, and Canadian costumers in the departments of Lot and Dordogne. During a stay in Algarve, we have felt in love with Olhão, We have been seduced and have felt certain feeling of fullness. During a walk, we felt in love with this typical fisherman's house in Olhão. We have decided to buy it and discover the exceptional view from the terrace, the panoramic view over the rooftops of Olhão, the lake, and the islands of Ria Formosa. It is wonderful! We love the vintage charm of this city, walking on the pedestrian alleyways, the eyes looking at immaculate-blue sky. Each time we come back, the charm starts operating again. We believe that we have never left this heaven of peace. In the harbour, Olhão is hectic, lively, and bustling. We visit the market where one can find fresh fish as well as local products: citrus, almonds, mangoes, figs, honey fruits, and several vegetables. The South feels good! Olhão is called a Cubist city because of its Moorish architecture that has survived across the decades without losing its soul. It is unique in Algarve. It is authentic. We are passionate about architecture and very sensitive about the built heritage we visit. In Olhão, we can do everywhere on foot or by bike. The car remains parked on the street! We love to go from Ecovia to Fuseta (10 km away), sit in front of a grilled fish, and return before high tide. The walk is enjoyable... It is never cold. Weather is good in any season. In February, temperature reached 25° to have meal on a terrace of one of the many restaurants in the harbour, with affordable prices.

It is nice to live there!

Pierre and Brigitte Deviers purchased this house in 2015

Why Pierre and Brigitte Deviers chose Olhão

You will fall in love with Olhão. In the labyrinth of these alleyways, we have instantly felt an immense well-being. A feeling of fullness invaded us. The preserved environment of the lake of Ria Formosa provide certain healing feeling. We felt very much at home. Portuguese people care about others. They are smiling and convivial people. Their smiles touched our heart. This part of Algarve, located in the gulf of Cadiz, offers a climate influenced by the Mediterranean Sea, mild and sunny all year round. Olhão, due to its fishing economy activity, is a lively city that mainly belong to Portuguese people. We live with them, not next to them. Many have left for work reasons and have come back to live in the country. They speak French or English. It is a population open to the rest of the world. They feel proud and happy about receiving people from other parts of Europe. Portugal is a beautiful country with a rich historical heritage. We want to spend more time in Olhão when we ceased our occupational activities.

What makes this house unique

This house is ideally located 2 min away on foot from the harbour and its market with fish available every morning. Olhão is one of the most important fishing harbours in Portugal. You can buy your fish at the market in the morning and grill it using the plancha on the terrace! This is the place of the house where we spend more of the time. It is very pleasant, flooded with sun light at any time of the day. In the morning breakfast, the terrace is caressed by the first rays of the sun. At the happy hour, drinking a fresh glass of white wine, grilled almonds, is a pure delight! At lunch, you will be sheltered by the pergola. During dinner, you will feel a refreshing sea breeze. The restaurants and bars are very close. There, you will find fish as well as traditional Portuguese dishes such as the Cataplana, a kind of Portuguese Paella, or Fejouada, a bean stew with meat or fish. From Olhão, you can easily visit all of Algarve, the sea front and inland areas. 2 min away you can take a water taxi leading to the islands of Culatra, Farol, and Armona, where you will find sublime beaches, almost deserted. You can also find buses leading to the waterparks of the region. In the inlands, you can visit Loulé, its Moorish market, and its medieval castle. In Monchique, you can find a delicious honey perfumed by eucalyptus. You can also visit Foia, a true balcony of Algarve located at an altitude of 902 m. Visit Silves and its impressive medieval castle. Try the local speciality, the grilled Piri Piri chicken, in a giant barbecue in one of the restaurants below the castle. Silves is the starting point of the Cork Route. It will take across wonderful landscapes until São Brás de Alportel, capital of cork, The Pelcor outlet store in the city centre offer high quality item made of colourful cork and handmade leather goods. The store can be visited by reservation.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Olhão in Municipality of Olhão

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 10
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • En réservant sur HomAway vous acceptez notre contrat de location ci-dessous
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , On the first floor with washbasin Toilet, sink, and 80x160cm
    Shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , On the ground floor with washbasin and toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 160x200 cm bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 160x200 cm bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Bowling center
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Naturism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Water sports
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This is a non-smoking house. Pets of all sorts are not allowed. The house is not suitable for children under age 10.


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Olhão Cœur history, Best location, panoramic sea view, 100m of the sea front
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
Buckinghamshire UK


  • 5 of 5

Perfect property, perfect stay and brilliant communications from owner .

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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One of the best holiday rentals we have stayed in.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location close to all amenities and choice of excellent restaurants. Can't wait to return. Great value for money. Perfect renovated house.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are welcome for a next stay!
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  • 5 of 5

Wunderschönes, sehr gepflegtes Haus, in zentraler Lage von Olhao. Sehr geschmackvoll und modern eingerichtet mit einer tollen Dachterrasse. Im Haus sind gute Tipps für Restaurants, die Umgebung, Ausflüge... vorhanden. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt und würden hier sofort wieder Urlaub machen.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous mettons tout en œuvre que vous passiez un très agréable séjour. Votre appréciation est notre plus grande récompense. A très bientôt
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De woning was heel comfortabel en werkelijk compleet ingericht

  • 5 of 5

De woning biedt precies wat verwacht mocht worden. Een heerlijk huis in een deels nog authentieke omgeving. Trap kunnen lopen is een vereiste,maar dat staat ook prima aangegeven.Het huis is heel comfortabel en goed ingericht ,met alles wat je nodig hebt

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location à recommander

  • 5 of 5

Cette très jolie maison au cœur d'Olhão correspond parfaitement aux photos diffusées sur abritel. De très belles prestations (espace, qualité de l'aménagement, décoration) et une propreté parfaite! Merci également aux propriétaires pour tous les conseils et les guides laissés à disposition des locataires. Un séjour très réussi pour nous 4!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous sommes très heureux que vous ayez passé un séjour très agréable. Votre témoignage est notre plus grande récompense! Nous aimons notre maison mais le plus important est que nos hôtes s'y sentent bien également.
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Sublimes vacances et location parfaite!

  • 5 of 5

La location a correspondu totalement à nos attentes en matière de propreté irréprochable, d'équipements, de deco et ameublement. Tout est réuni pour se sentir bien: la clim, la literie, l'emplacement, la terrasse fantastique jusqu'aux CD mis à disposition (Diana Krall notamment...). Les contacts et échanges avec la propriétaire sont très faciles. Quand à Olhao nous avons aimé son côté pittoresque. Nous sommes allés régulièrement sur l'île d'Armona qui a des plages paradisiaques. Nous nous sommes régalés de poisson acheté au marché. Olhao est bien desservie (train, bus) et même sans voiture il est facile de se rendre aux environs comme Faro et Tavira. Bref, un séjour parfait que nous aurons plaisir à renouveler lors de prochaines vacances. Stephanie Germain

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nos hôtes apprécient beaucoup la terrasse qui est l'endroit où l'on passe de très agréables moments. Olhão est très vivante, bien achalandée en commerces, restaurants, bars et se dote d'un marché couvert unique en Algarve où l'on trouve du poisson de la pêche du jour. Olhão est le plus important port de pêche du Portugal, 20% de la population travaille dans le port de commerce et les usines de transformation implantées à proximité. Il y a 2 magasins d'usine où vous pourrez trouver des conserves délicieuses. Les îles Armona, Culatra et Farol offrent des plages de sable blanc sublimes où l'on peut s'isoler et se sentir presque seul au monde! Très facile de déjeuner dans les restaurants de ces villages de pêcheurs.
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Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
800 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Tapas & Lendas
Car: not necessary

Visit on foot and bicycle of the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Bird and biodiversity watching in the salt flats. Sea trips and observation of the marine life (dolphins, etc.).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Olhão, Algarve

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Haute Saison
22 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Haute saison
30 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Très Haute Saison
14 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Haute saison
2 Sep 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Basse saison
4 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Haute saison
22 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Basse saison
7 Jan 2019 - 12 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Haute saison
13 Apr 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Haute saison
29 Jun 2019 - 12 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Très haute saison
13 Jul 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Haute saison
31 Aug 2019 - 3 Nov 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Basse saison
4 Nov 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Haute saison
21 Dec 2019 - 6 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £307.94
Frais de transaction £17.6

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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