3 bedroom, 4 bathroom Townhouse, sea view, town view, mountain view
- english, german, spanish, swedish
About Stellan Petersson
Self employed Swedish couple. Since 2016 working a little less and spending more time with family and in preferably warm and friendly places.
Stellan Petersson purchased this House in 2011
Why Stellan Petersson chose Olhão
Best location of an outstanding townhouse in a genuine Portuguese town. Our house is in a very good condition. In 2015 we installed new shower cabins and re-painted the master bedroom. Walls of the two terraces also reconditioned. Optical fiber installed, meaning very fast and reliable wifi and TV, with no extra costs for our guests. In 2016 AC was installed in living room and both bedrooms. In 2017 exterior painting, plus extra room. For a townhouse it is unusually large. 2 spacious bedrooms with on suite bathrooms and an extra room with its own bathroom. But you must not be afraid of stairs... 3 floors plus the top terrace will keep you in good shape - and the reward is always waiting for you having climbed all the way to the top: stunning views! Mountain range to the north, ocean to the south, and the town it self all around you. And remember the lower terrace on the way up; perfect for dinners and shelter on windy days. This is where we spend most of days winter time. And Olhao is wonderful. We simply want to spend as much time here as possible. Until we leave our jobs in Sweden, we share this pearl with others enjoying and appreciating the good life in one of the best corners of Europe. Perfect for walking and biking and boating and fishing. Excellent bus- and train connections. Golf courses within close range.
What makes this House unique
No car needed. One minute walk to the bakery, a couple of minutes to markets, restaurants and shopping. Ferries to the islands of Armona and Culatra. Stunning beaches. Best of it all? Location and size and condition, and the top-terrace!
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Pleasant house in ideal location
We spent a very pleasant week in this excellent accommodation. The house has everything you need for a stay in Olhao.
My stay in Olhao
My overall experience staying here far exceeded my expectations!
Well kept property that is comfortable, warm an inviting. Easy walking distance to everything the lovely town of Olhão has to offer.
We are delighted to read your comments! Thanks for visiting our house.
Hopefully you can return for another visit in a near future.
You are more than welcome!! And bring all your best friends...
Very good location. Very well kept. Wonderful views.
We want to stay here again!
Optimal vacation stay
So good location and so well equipped and comfortable house. We enjoyed Olhao and Algarve the most possible. We want to come back!
Best location, and yes, a wonderful view!
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Olhão is located in the Ria Formosa lagoon inside the barrier islands. A bird watcher's haven and seafood lover's paradise.
The long sandy beaches are located on the barrier islands, easily reached by scheduled ferry service from the harbor.
Armona island is the closest with its breathtaking beach, restaurants and cafés. Farol island has two destinations - Culatra and Farol. Picturesque fishing villages with cafés and restaurants. Beach bars are open on Farol and Armona beaches in the Summer.
Faro airport is 15 minutes away. 20-25 euros by taxi (if you don't rent a car).
Car hire is not necessary if you are not planning doing a lot of sightseeing.
10 minutes walk to Olhão train station. Regular trains and buses for the rest of the Algarve coast and Lisbon (via Faro). Daily bus service to Seville in Spain.
Olhão is on the coastal road EN125 and has good access to the motorway. This makes access to all tourist attractions, water parks, golf courses and even Spain very easy.
Faro 10 minutes. Tavira 15 minutes. Albufeira 30 minutes. Spain 30 minutes. Seville 2 hours. Lisbon 3 hours.
Olhão has a superb local character as yet untouched by tourism. A must see is the local market on the seafront where you can pick up freshly caught fish everyday (except Sunday). Next to the fish market is the indoor produce, meat and cheese market. Fresh bread and pastries in great bakery on "your" street. Well stocked super market minutes walk from the house. British and foreign newspapers available in news stands. It is a large town with plenty of restaurants, particularly specializing in seafood. The new shopping center has a cinema.
Around the villages of Moncarapacho, Quelfes, Santa Luzia there are some fantastic local restaurants. The best olive oil is produced locally. Guided tours can be arranged. Owner will be more than happy to give away his local treasures and haunts if you ask.