Solar de Santa Isabel is a renovated 16th century manor house in the centre of Portimao old town. This large house is furnished with antiques but features modern bathrooms and amenities, including an 11 by 4 metre pool set in a beautiful walled garden with a fountain, large sun bathing terrace and summer house. The house is on a narrow cobbled street just off the main square and waterfront, with its abundance of restaurants, cafes and bars. The post office, banks, taxi rank and bus stops are within walking distance. The famous beach resort of Praia da Rocha is a five-minute taxi, car or bus ride away.
Facilities in the house: There is a barbecue in the garden. We also have sets of plastic tableware for use around the pool. The kitchen has crockery and cutlery for 24 persons and a full range of saucepans, frying pans etc. All the bedrooms have sprung mattresses with protectors and have cotton bedlinen. Blankets are also available. Sets of towels are provided in the bathrooms but WE DO NOT PROVIDE BEACH OR POOL TOWELS. At the beginning of each stay we stock the fridge with a range of basic items, including tea, coffee, milk, butter, bread and jam, and supply some bottles of local wine for you to sample. Further supplies (including additional toilet paper and washing powder) should be purchased by guests. There is wireless broadband access in the house which is available for guest use.
Local amenities: Close to the house are a number of small cafes which can provide snacks. Around the square at the bottom of the street are a number of inexpensive restaurants and local bars. There are two or three medium-sized supermarkets within a five minute walk and a large hyper-market about 15 minutes walk away in the modern part of Portimao.
Boat trips and boat hire are available from the quay and marina which are at the bottom of the street.
There are several golf courses around the town including the Penina course and the Gramacho course.
More information: There is no garage at the house, but parking is possible in some of the streets around the house. There are several large car parks within 2-5min walk: one to the south of the square at the bottom of the street and an underground car park behind the church at the top of the street. There are more pictures of the house and a map of the location on our web site, please, contact for the address. We employ a local English-speaking manager who will be happy to assist you with any queries or emergencies and will greet you on arrival. Please note a refundable damage deposit of £300 will be required with all bookings.