Pierre and Brigitte Deviers
- english, french, portuguese, Contact on site speaking French and Portuguese
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.
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Second visit to this property and hopefully not the last. Loved every moment. Would definitely recommend.
Olhao is currently going under lots of renovations which will enhance this lovely town even more. Good choice of restaurants all reasonably priced. Sorry to be home.
Olhão is constantly renovating and becoming in demand. It’s good to live in any season. Welcome!
Maison bien située et super bien équipée
Très propre, rénovée avec soin et décor au goût du jour. Les proprios sont rapides à répondre à nos questions. Beaucoup de condiments et items sont laissés à notre disposition pour cuisiner.
Merci pour votre sympathique témoignage. Nous sommes heureux que vous ayez passé un long séjour agréable. Au plaisir de vous recevoir à nouveau.
Perfect property, perfect stay and brilliant communications from owner .
Perfect guest, you are welcome for a next stay!
One of the best holiday rentals we have stayed in.
Excellent location close to all amenities and choice of excellent restaurants. Can't wait to return. Great value for money. Perfect renovated house.
You are welcome for a next stay!
Perfekte, zentrale Lage, nur wenige Schritte von der Hafenpromenade
Schönes Haus, neu renoviert. Tolle Küche.
Grosse Dachterasse mit Aussenküche.
une très belle maison dans la vieille ville d olhao
Entièrement refaite dans un style plus moderne, cette maison à étages dans cette vieille ville de pêcheurs est très propre et bien équipée. la terrasse au sommet est le point culminant et celui où l on se retrouve le plus souvent. Attention cependant pour les jeunes enfants l escalier en colimaçon n est peut-être pas adapté. un super séjour et un calme remarquable en pleine ville.
Nous avons rénové et décoré de façon contemporaine tout en préservant l'architecture traditionelle, dont l'escalier extérieur en colimaçon, typique des maisons d'Olhão. Il donne accès à la terrasse, nous l'avons sécurisé par une cage en fer forgé, mais son utilisation sans surveillance reste difficile pour les très jeunes enfants. C'est la raison pour laquelle nous le mentionons dans notre descriptif. Nous regrettons de devoir refuser régulièrement les demandes de réservation de la part de parents de très jeunes enfants. Nous sommes heureux que vous ayez aimé notre maison et l'Olhão historique qui est un village dans la ville, plein de charme. A découvrir absolument.
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.).