Casa do Gaibeu

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This beautiful old renovated fisherman's cottage offers a wonderful slice of old Olhao with the modern comforts. Renovated in 2014 this little piece of heaven makes for a superb 2 bedroom holiday home.



Enter this gorgeous white washed 2 bedroom holiday home from the pedestrian cobbled street via the old traditional white painted wooden front double doors into the comfortable the open plan living area.

The ground floor livings space also has another set of doors at the rear of the 2 bedroom holiday home thats can also be sued and give access from the famous Largo do Gaibeu. A beautiful renovated square steeped in Olhao history and legend. Both sets of doors have the traditional shuttered windows once opened allow and abundance of natural light into the ground floor.

Wonderful stone arches give the living space a wonderful touch of style and interest along with the traditional wooden beamed ceilings and floors tiled and hand made local Santa Catarina terracotta tiles. The ceiling, arches and walls are all whitewashed to keep in taste with the local fashion.

A sofa and two white painted rattan chairs surround a white ornamental coffee table and a white dresser adds some shape and interest to the room and contains books and magazines about the area.

A flat screen is fitted to the wall and offers a selection of European tv channels. Nearby you will also find the wifi unit that supplies wifi throughout our 2 bedroom holiday home.

Also in the open plan room is a white wooden painted table and 4 white wooden painted chairs. This makes for a great place to enjoy local food from the daily markets.

The decoration and furnishings in this 2 bedroom holiday home are very much in keeping with the local community and provide simple and clean holiday living.

A window looks out to the cobbled pedestrian alley way and can either be open as the window has the added security of decorative wrought iron work or closed with shutters helping to keep the room cool when you are not home.



The kitchen consists of some fitted kitchen units along one small wall of the open plan living space. Set in to the work surface is an electric two ring hob. with a modern inox overhead extractor fan to help take away cooking smells from the living space. Under the units is a fridge with a small ice box and a mini dishwasher.

In the cupboards and on the shelves is a selection of cooking utensils and cooking pots. alongs with plenty of glasses, mugs, plates. bowls and much more.

We have provided an kettle, toaster and capsule coffee machine for your use too.

Overlooking the kitchen is a window with old wooden shutters and ornate iron work over the window. This lets in huge amounts of natural light to the room.

An arch set into the wall with a stone shelf adds interest to the dining kitchen area.

From the ground floor a stone and tiled staircase leads to the first floor. Be careful though as the staircase is open with a small ornate wall and the ceiling is low. This said it is very much what is to be found in these lovely old buildings and simply add to the amazing character of the houses.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

The master bedroom is at the top of the steps and to the left so overlooks the front of the 2 bedroom holiday home and own to the pretty cobble lane below.

The Santa Catarina tiled floors carry on throughout the 2 bedroom house
adding the traditional feel, they are lovely and cool underfoot in the summer but surprisingly warm in the cooler winter months.

The bedroom offers a large king size bed made with crips white linen and with a selection of hand, bath and beach towels.

The restored furniture theme continues and each side of the bed is matching painted bed side units both with a little drawers and a shelf. Each has little ornate wooden carved decorations and a lamp for some pleasant evening light. The bedroom is painted white and is always fresh.

This bedroom has two lovely windows offering plenty of light and fresh air but also with shutters to keep the room nice and cool during the hot summers days and nice and dark at night.

The windows are wonderful traditional white painted wood and add the continuing wonderful character to the 2 bedroom holiday home.
Above the windows light lace curtains hang

A thoroughly modern wall divides the master bedroom from an area with a walk in shower, toilet and white basin with a super large mirror over head.

Some hanging space with hangers is available in the bedroom. along with some tables to place your belongings.

The second bedroom is in front of the steps and offers two comfortable single beds. Again made with freshly laundered linen and with hand, bath and beach towels.

Two restored bedside units with ornate carved patterns and cupboard doors and drawers. Each has a pleasant lamp offering ambient light.

The bedroom has a super window that looks down on to the cobbled alley below and across to the lovely restored Gaibeu square complete with its local legends. The little wooden shutters when closed keep the bedroom cool in the hazy hot Algarve summer days and also nice and dark at night.

Above is a curtain pole with pretty delicate white curtains adding some delicacy to the room. A shelf provide a great place for your items.

To the right of the steps is a bathroom. Painted in the traditional white with a large window overlooking Largo do Gaibeu. The bathroom in this 2 bedroom holiday home offers a full length walk in shower, toilet and white basin with a super large mirror above.

The bathroom is simple, practical and in keeping with this wonderful piece of Olhao history.

Private Terraces

From the first floor landing steps climb again to the small area that can store sun beds and houses a washing machine. A sweet small wooden door leads on to the lower terrace. This is such a lovely place to enjoy some relaxing time. We have provided sun loungers for you to enjoy and also a dining table and chars to get the best from the terraces. Overlooking the cute little alleys and sweet lite square below, you are very much reminded you are living right in the heart of old town Olhao with all its wonderful history and legends.

Steps lead up to the look out, once used by the fishermen's wives to watch their husbands boats come in and know they are back safe form dangerous fishing trips out at sea.

The views over the town and towards the sea are simply stunning from this part of the wonderful 2 bedroom holiday home Casa do Gaibeu.


Casa Gaibeu is situated right in the heart of the winding and interesting small pedestrian cobbled streets of the old town of Olhao. Whilst there is no parking close by there is certainly places to park within the town. The location is perfect for those who do not wish to hire a car as everything you could need is in exceptionally easy walking distance.

This wonderful little 2 bedroom holiday home provides fabulous and classical old style Olhao accommodation with some modern twists. Please do remember wall on the terraces are low, some ceilings are low on the stairs but this all very much adds to the wonderful character of this gorgeous little 2 bedroom holiday home.

Our lovely 2 bedroom holiday home comes with its own manual that you can download to your tablet or smart phone. Packed full of information to make the best of your holiday starting from the moment you arrive. It tells you how to collect the keys, who will look after you during your stay and clear concise directions to Casa do Gaibeu. Then it is packed full with details of the best restaurants, taxis and local amenities and activities.

And of course our managers are on hand to make sure you love your holiday more if you need any advice or tips on the local area they will be more than happy to help.


Key Notes

  • Fans and heaters provided
  • Whitewashed walls
  • Private roof terraces
  • Car not needed
  • All linen, beach/pool towels provided
  • WIFI
  • BBQ
  • MarsAlgarve Holiday Support Service

Casa do Gaibeu


Property Type









Floor level


2nd floor

1st floor


Traditional brick built BBQ

Sea Views from the Living room




Walking Distance to Beaches

Walking Distance to Supermarket

Walking Distance to Bars/Restaurants

Walking Distance to Town Centre


Children Welcome

Nearest Airport

Faro (FAO)


Golf courses nearby


Town Centre

Hiking/Walking/Nature Trails


Places of Interest

Spa Treatments

Rental rates

Start Date End Date Weekly Rate (€) Nightly Rate (€) Minimum Stay
01 Oct 2019 21 Dec 2019 575 80 3+ nights
22 Dec 2019 06 Jan 2020 650 95 5+ nights
07 Jan 2020 13 Apr 2020 575 85 3+ nights
14 Apr 2020 31 May 2020 650 95 3+ nights
01 Jun 2020 30 Jun 2020 950 140 5+ nights
01 Jul 2020 31 Aug 2020 1,100 160 7+ nights
01 Sep 2020 30 Sep 2020 950 140 5+ nights
01 Oct 2020 21 Dec 2020 575 85 3+ nights
22 Dec 2020 06 Jan 2021 650 95 5+ nights

Booking your Holiday


To secure your holiday home with us, we ask for a deposit payment of 20% of the holiday price within 24 hours of the booking. As soon as that payment is made we will send an e mail asking for your full details and travel details.

One month before your holiday starts we will send you a reminder e mail asking for the final payment for your holiday home.

We ask for a damage bond of €200 this is payable on arrival at your holiday home either by cash or provision of credit cards details.

Methods of payment

On the payment page you will find four tabs.

Tab 1 Euro bank details, this is for you to be able to make a bank transfer. This is not automated. Please use the bank details given within your bank account to make the transfer and send a confirmation slip giving the booking reference

Tab 2   Within our website we have a secure payment method for card payments. Please sue this tab if you wish to pay by card.

Tab 3 UK Bank Transfer.   We are able to utilise a UK bank account if preferred. Before payment please ask for a Euro/sterling conversions price. 

Tab 4 If you prefer Paypal we have a direct link for you to be able to use this method of payment. 


What is included in the holiday Price

  • All bed linen, bath and hand towels.
  • Beach/pool towels
  • WIFI
  • Mid stay clean every 7 days for stay over 14 nights only
  • MarsAlgarve Holiday Support Service


Arrival Day

We set the arrival time at your holiday home to be any time after 1600.   This is to allow us time to prepare the holiday home for you. We are extremely flexible in that we will try and prepare the holiday home to coincide with your flight arrival time. But we can not guarantee this will happen. We are also happy to allow you leave baggage at the holiday home whilst the property is being prepared allowing you to get the most out of your holiday. 

We ask that you carefully read the holiday home manual we will send you before the start of your holiday, as this contains all the contact information of the Manager who will be meeting you and looking after you during your holiday. 

Our Manager will be expecting a telephone call from you on arrival day. The Manager will only attend the property after that phone call in readiness to meet you.   We do not have a reception and each guest is met personally. If we have more than one client at once arriving we will let you know and ask that maybe you give us a little time. Maybe pop for a coffee and we can call you when we are ready to meet you. Our Manager will like to spend some time with you explaining how appliances work in the holiday home and let you know about the local area and will be happy to answer any questions you might have.  


Departure Day

We set the departure time at 1000. We ask for your departure details or plans once you leave us. This way we can schedule our holiday home preparation for the next guest just like we did for you. If we can offer a later stay during the winter months we will try and accommodate you.   In the Summer months due to the high volume of guests we have to strictly adhere to the 1000 departure time at the latest.


Our "All important" Welcome book

Before the start of your holiday we will send you our online Guest Welcome Book which is packed with everything you need to know about your holiday Home and the local area.

The book gives you all of the meeting arrangements, directions and how to get the keys. 

We have tried to give you a real insight and help you to plan your holiday before you even arrive. 

Our online Guest book is compatible with smart phones and tablets meaning you can take the guest book with you where ever you go to maximise your holiday experience. 

During your holiday if you find places not in the book you would like to recommend to future guests please do let us know and we would love to add them to our book.   The idea is to offer a great book that guests find useful.


Equipment Hire, Car Hire and Transfer Information


Equipment hire for children and babies

We can hire a variety of items for your holiday home. Please book any items your require during the booking process. Paymnet will be locally in cash please. 

We offer the following,

Camp beds suitable for children up to 12 years €5 per night

Travel cots and mattress (No linen provided, please be sure to bring your own) €5 per night

High chairs €5 per night.


Bicycle Hire

We have an arrangement with a superb local Bike Hire Company and can arrange for bicycles to be delivered to your holiday home either before your holiday starts or during you holiday.    We can also arrange for the bikes to be collected. Please click on the link below choose your bikes and accessories, let us know via e mail and we will get it all booked for you.

SeaHorse Bike Rental


Car Hire

We can take the stress out of car hire for you by booking in advance for you.    We have chosen a small local Company to supply our hire cars. They will be at the Airport to meet you personally rather than you having to find a shuttle bus to the larger hire car Companies or waiting in huge queues with a horrible and impersonal service. 

We can also arrange hire of scooters for you.    They can be delivered at your holiday home and collects after your holiday is over. 

Please click on the link below and let us know your choices and we will get everything booked for you.



Airport Transfers

We have used the same local Company, Big Eye Tours since its inception 3 years ago. Run by a brother and sister team and born and bred in Olhao they have built a super reliable and excellent Airport transfer service and we are proud to be connected with them. 

Please ask for a quote and we will arrange the transfers via our Company login to their site.    This means there will be no waiting around at the Airport as the driver will be in Arrivals waiting for you. There will be no trying the explain the location of your holiday home as the driver will already know where to go. The driver will even call our Managers in advance for you so they can be at the holiday home ready to meet you. 

Big Eye Tours

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