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A Classical Gentleman’s Residence

1.400 € per night
| 24 Guests| 12 Bedrooms| 12 Baths | 1,000 m2 |Property ID: 7544
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Your secret hideaway in the heart of town – hidden from the world, yet a world of its own offering serenity and space, privacy and perfect peace.

Olhao is an ancient fishing village. Authentic, rugged and full of charm. It isn’t for everyone. It doesn’t have the polish of the five star golf driven luxury compounds of Quinta da Lago and Val do Lobo.  But what it does have is colour, warmth and character; and stunning, unspoiled islands just off its coast. An exceptional discovery for the adventurous and intrepid traveller.

The house has been restored as a private home, with the engineering of a boutique hotel. It honours the history of its architecture but introduces contemporary, high end comforts, with understated style. Everything has been designed with the aim of providing a sense of comfort and belonging, from the moment you arrive.

It is ideal for large families*, friends and groups seeking a high-end, yet relaxed, private and intimate location for time together, special occasions and/or retreats. The house has capacity to sleep 24 in style and comfort, with no compromise on space or service. *(with children aged 8 years or more)

On the roof is a pool and place of sun-worship, with eternal views over rooftops; yet up here the busy world is hushed and total relaxation is yours for the asking.

For socialising, the rooftop becomes a mellow cocktail bar at sunset, whilst intimate dining awaits, al fresco, up here under the stars or inside the house.


The house has over 1000sqm of  internal space and 560sqm of external space including:

12 double bedrooms, each with a large ensuite bathroom (with walk-in shower, and in one, with an additional free-standing bath) [nine of the twelve have the flexibility of being twin rooms ] None is smaller than 13sqm, with the largest being 32sqm (excluding in each case bathroom and outside spaces) Most are in the region of 23sqm
rooftop pool (9mx3m – heated when needed) and pool bar
rooftop yoga decks (capacity for 16 + teacher)
meditation room (capacity for 16 + teacher)
two massage/treatment rooms
multiple terraces and outdoor sitting areas for communal entertaining or sneaking away to read a book!
games room with pool table
large winter living room with open fireplace
library opening onto a central courtyard
large contemporary domestic kitchen, opening onto a large terrace with tables and seating for 24 in comfort [the terrace also has a charcoal BBQ and separate open fireplace to extend the dining out season]
industrial prep kitchen on the ground floor – for larger events and/or winter dining downstairs
large entrance hall – for flexible use (including potential winter dining room)


There is a roof top pool (9mx3m) which can be heated upon request, multiple terraces and outdoor sitting areas and a garage with space for one car.

The kitchen opens onto a large terrace with tables and seating for 24. There is a charcoal BBQ and separate open fireplace to extend the dining out season.


There is a meditation room & two massage/treatment rooms, a games room with a pool table, a laundry room and a large winter living room with open fireplace and connected library opening onto a secret internal courtyard.

Air conditioning is where it’s needed, not everywhere in the villa. The old house design included clever use of natural ventilation, which is taken advantage of and boosted with ceiling fans (high quality and silent). There is also underfloor heating throughout.


There is a large contemporary domestic kitchen. There is another industrial prep kitchen on the ground floor.


Early morning yoga on the rooftop terrace to the sound of church bells, racing pigeons and the town waking up is a perfect way to start the day with a little of what we call Everyday Magic.

Meditation in the sanctuary on the first floor is an exceptional experience.

We have worked with a local specialist to create  a bespoke package of treatments (massages, body scrub, facial and reflexology) which with notice, can be arranged in the two treatment rooms on the ground floor.

Let us know what you would like and we will be happy to make arrangements.


Air conditioning, BBQ, Heated pool, Balcony, Terrace, Games room, Pool table, Dishwasher, Parking, Wi-Fi, Roof terraces, Heated floors, Bar, Fireplaces, Laundry facilities, Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, No TV’s, Pool towels, Sun loungers.


Located in the heart of Olhao’s old town, markets and restaurants are within easy walking distance, as well as ferries and water taxis to the outlying islands.

Also, the house is no more than fifteen minutes drive from Faro airport


Maid service is five days per week 3 hours per day. Fresh towels twice per week and fresh linen once per week.

White Company 100% cotton bed linen
White company 100% cotton luxury light terry bath towels
Stylish hammam towels and umbrellas for the beach
Hand made local wicker baskets for trips to the beach or the market

A chef can be arranged on a part time or full time basis.

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Indoor Fireplace
Free Parking
Wireless Internet
Suitable for Events
Air Conditioner
Heated Pool

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2018-01-02 2018-04-30
1.400 €
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2018-05-01 2018-05-31
1.750 €
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2.100 €
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2018-07-01 2018-08-31
2.640 €
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2018-09-01 2018-09-30
2.100 €
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2018-10-01 2018-10-31
1.750 €
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2018-11-01 2018-11-30
1.400 €
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