Former renovated Merchants Townhouse in Olhao sleeps 6, rooftop pool - MH1080

An exceptional renovated townhouse in the heart of Olhao. Sleeps 6. Furnished to a very high standard with interesting little features around every corner. Beautiful original tiled floors. The house surrounds a private internal court yard. The rooftop offers a private swimming pool with amazing sea views.

Casa do Amigos

Casa dos Amigos totally encapsulates old and historic Olhao but with all the creature comforts you need for an awesome holiday. This is one amazing house with such a great deal of thought and love having been put into bringing it back to life for our generation to enjoy all over again.


Casa do Amigos, our gorgeous renovated merchants house is located right in the heart of Olhao on a very quiet little street. This 3 bedroom townhouse sleep 6 very comfortably.

From the street and old fashioned wooden front door with an opening window and ornate iron work very much in keeping with the area opens into a vestibule with white washed walls, typical local tiled floor a lamp and art on the walls. Directly in front of the door in an enclosed marble stair case leading to the first floor and to the right is a door leading to the music room and a door leading to the open plan ling space that surrounds the internal courtyard reminding you of the Moorish connections Portugal has.

Even the doors are fun with little circular windows to capitalise on the natural light and remind us of the nautical connections in this area.


Living Space

Taking the first door on the right from the vestibule this leads to a room to the front of our 3 bedroom townhouse. A window overlooks the quiet single lane street to the front of Casa dos Amigos and lets in plenty of light. Typical wooden shutters can be used to keep the room cool in the hot summer days. The windows can be left open as the pretty wrought iron work on the outside keeps the house nice and secure.

This room is designed by the owners as a music room and decorated in an artistic and elegant style with wonderful little thoughts and touches.

Chairs have been placed to give you a quiet place to sit and enjoy some music or maybe read a book. White washed walls keep the room light and wooden floors remind you of the antique features of the great 3 bedroom townhouse.

Great big huge doors open into the living space meaning you can either use the music room as a quiet and private place or open the doors and incorporate this room in to the open plan living.

From the vestibule the second door on the right leads to the very spacious open plan living area thats wraps around an extremely private internal courtyard.

Whitewashed walls and dark wood floors add depth and contour tot eh ground floor of this 3 bedroom townhouse. From the living space beautiful ornate pillars stand between 3 double patio doors in the antique wood and half glass that open right up to the internal court yard allowing light to floor in to the room. The window panes are equipped with the original shutters that can be closed to keep the room cool from the hot summer sun.

These doors and pillars create the most stunning room to enjoy and allow the wonderful warm weather the Algarve offers in to the room. This space is made exceptionally enjoyable by the flexibility that it offers.

To the right of the living space is a large, white, fabric corner unit sofa
flanked by two free standing lamps along with a mix of coffee tables. Opposite the sofa sits a wonderful large white fabric arm chair. Both decorated with colourful scatter cushions to keep the space bright and fun. Here you have the large double doors that open in to the music room. When open they make the space feel even more open, light and spacious.

A large flat screen television offers a mix of European channels to try and suit all tastes.

The whole ground floor is one room and in an "L" shape. In the corner of the "L" is the kitchen and at the bottom of the "L" is the dining space. This area has modern windows thats slide to each end of the wall and totally open up the room in to the central court yard.

In this area is a simply fabulous antique dinning table and four antique chairs, all slightly different adding to the wonderful mix and match of this simply beautiful 3 bedroom townhouse.

Against the side wall is a huge mahogany dresser, very much in keeping with the age of the house. It is filled with a wonderful mix of modern and old ornaments and nic nacs. At the end is w wonderful old sideboard with a gracious antique candle holder along with an old dress makers dummy to add that the off beat and vibrant nature of this 3 bedroom townhouse.

The wonderful windows again let in that all important natural light and make the room feel massive with the fact that the courtyard can become part of the open plan living space.

The living space has the added comfort of ceiling fans to keep the room cooler in the summer months. Wifi is supplied throughout out the living space too.


In keeping with the simple white theme, the kitchen is designed from white fitted kitchen units with old style handles on the cupboards and drawers. A breakfast bar and bank of cupboards divide the kitchen form the living room and stool have been provided to making entertaining easy and pleasant. The lucky guests can sit and enjoy a glass of wine whilst the other guests cook! Although this has to be one of the nicest kitchen to create amazing meals especially from all the gorgeous, fresh locally caught or grown produce Olhao has to offer.

The wooden wok tops add a touch of colour to the kitchen and are in plentiful supply. On the work surface you will find the essential items to include a toaster, kettle and coffee machine.

The kitchen is integrated and offers an eye level electric oven with a built in microwave above and to the left and full size fridge freezer. You will also find a four ring hob surrounded by pots of cooking utensils and above an extractor to keep out too many cooking smells.

A white sink adds a new dimension to the kitchen and above the work surfaces are eye level cupboards some with windows that are crammed full of mugs, cups, glasses and crockery for your use.

Below the surfaces cupboards contains plenty of cookings pots and serving dishes. The kitchen is amazingly well equipped for a large family home and you should be able to find everything you need to enjoy this self catering 3 bedroom townhouse.

The light, spacious open plan feel of the ground floor at Casa dos Amigos is spectacular and an extremely enjoyable space. The character of the owners really pull through with their wonderful tastes and eye for details.

Jumping up to the second floor of Casa dos Amigos before heading on to the roof terraces you have the added joy of a small kitchen area made up fo fitted kitchen units with an oven and hob. A white sink with mixer taps. A kettle, toaster and coffee machine and some essential crockery and cutlery items.

This space also makes a lovely living space with sliding double glazed windows in keeping with the theme f the rest of the 3 bedroom townhouse. This mezzanine style room has a futon to enjoy and shuttered windows look out to the terrace.

This little area is a great and thoughtful addition to the house. Guests can take full advantage of the kitchen area with out having to go all the way back to the ground floor. Under certain circumstances the futon can be used as an extra bed.

The space is also great for those who may not wish to sit outside but still enjoy the Company of the rest of the family and friends. The sliding doors open so wide it feels like you are on the terrace too. A ceiling fan also helps keep any guest wanting to sit away form the sun cooler too.

Bedroom and Bathrooms

At the top of the marble staircase the first bedroom is the the right and offers a huge king size bed, white chairs act as tables and both have lamps to add an ambient light to the room. White wall and the dark wood floor give way to allows wonderful objects and paintings to add the colour and variety to the room.

A windows looks down to the internal court yard and lets in heaps of natural light, but shutters can be closed to give a nice dark and cool bedroom. Also a ceiling fan is installed to keep the room a little cooler in the summer months.

A wooden white door with that unusual round window give access to the en suite bathroom. This over looks the front of the 3 bedroom townhouse.

The en suite has the most sublime antique style free standing bath with silver legs. In between is a toilet and a basin set into a white antique style vanity unit. underneath is a cupboard with plenty of space for toiletries and cosmetics. Here we have placed a hair dryer for your use. Over the basin is a lovely large mirror.

A shower are is enclosed by glass and styled in the ultra modern grey walling and offers a super large shower head. This is a super en suite bathroom and adds a touch of comfort and luxury to the master bedroom.

The second bedroom is to the left and along a small passage way to the front of our 3 bedroom townhouse. A large window with shutters look down on to the quiet street below and double doors open to a small balcony that adorns the front of Casa dos Amigos. These two features make for a light and sensuous bedroom.

A king size bed with a white head board is flanked by two chairs acting as bedside tables with lamps and a ceiling fan above for your comfort. Made with crips white, freshly laundered linen the bed is warm and inviting.

A door leads to the ensuite bathroom and offers a large shower enclosed by glass a toilet and small basin. The room is simple, modern and practical.

The third bedroom is also to the front of the house with one window that looks out to the street below and offers bunk beds. A ceiling fan makes sure the room can stay nice and cool too.

A third bathroom is also present on the second floor with a walk in shower, toilet and a little round basin set onto the top of the marble topped vanity unit. Above is a little antique medicine cupboard with shelves each side reminding us we are in a wonderful old merchants house for our holiday.

Private Terraces, Courtyard and Pool

A stunning internal courtyard surrounded by the living room and ding area is located on the ground floor a selection of sliding doors and old style doors open in to the yard in turn making it feel all part of one room on the ground floor.

Centrally located is a large outdoor wooden table with bench one side and three chairs the other. Specifically designed to take full advantage of some al fresco living.

Raised flower beds surround two wall of the court yard and and planted with indigenous plants to include bouganviilia, banana and agaves. The floor is laid with Santa Catrina tiles very local to the Algarve and created in local factories by an age old method.

Look up and see the lovely old walls and balconies of the house thats add texture and feel to the courtyard and checkout the stunning blue skies and what a wonderful picture it makes.

Lets head to the top of Casa dos Amigos and enjoy the roof terraces.

From the top floor living space huge sliding double glazed French windows cab be opened on to an amazing roof terrace in and "L" shape complete with a super plunge pool.

Enclosed by a wall that is quite low this spot is simply a relaxing haven to enjoy the gorgeous Algarve weather, sunbathe, maybe listen to music read and chill. A small table and chairs along with sun loungers and bean bags can be found and make for great places to sit and enjoy this wonderful space.

Tiled with Santa Catarina tiles and white washed walls this terrace is totally in keeping with the style of Olhao.

In one corner of the terrace steps lead up and into a square built in plunge pool for you to enjoy a refreshing dip after a hard day sight seeing or maybe enjoying the island beaches of Olhao.

The plunge pool is totally stone built with Santa Catarina tiles along the edge and blue mosaic tiling inside giving a lovely blue glow to the cool refreshing waters.

A set of steps at the edge of the first terrace lead up to another terrace once used as a look out for the fishing boats coming home from sea. This means you have the most stunning views over the old fishing Town of Olhao and beyond. This spot again is a great place to relax on the bean bags and just enjoy your well chosen holiday home.


The house was built by a wealthy family who manufactured furniture in the 1940's and next door the old factory is still standing....just! Casa do Amigos boasts superb architecture and some amazing features, it holds its charm having been very sympathetically renovated but it still makes a comfortable place to live and enjoy holidays. The owner loves to collect unusual objects and the house has been blessed with many of her interesting finds and adds to the ambience and character of the place.

Located right in the heart of Olhao down a charming small side street our 3 bedroom townhouse offers a great location to take a holiday. There is no need to hire a car as both the train and v+bus station are nearby. You will find plenty of shops, restaurants and cafes within very easy walking distance. The beaches of Olhao are accessed by a ferry or flotilla of taxi boats. The mooring for the boats are close by along the marina and sea front of Olhao.

Our lovely 3 bedroom Townhouse 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 dos Amigos. 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.

I challenge you not to just fall in love with Casa do Amigos!


Key Notes

  • Town centre location
  • WIFI
  • Ceiling fans
  • Private terraces and courtyard
  • Beautiful renovated Merchants house
  • All linen, beach/pool towels provided
  • MarsAlgarve Holiday Support Service
Swimming Pool



Property Type









Floor level


1st floor


Satellite TV


Sea Views

Internet Access

Washing Machine



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


Places of Interest

Hiking/Walking/Nature Trails

Start Date End Date Weekly Rate (€) Nightly Rate (€) Minimum Stay
01 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 2,000 290 7+ nights
01 Jun 2020 30 Jun 2020 1,785 255 5+ nights
01 Jul 2020 31 Aug 2020 2,000 290 7+ 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

“Amazing home, truly a gem, with a rooftop pool that made it so hard to go out on the hottest days!”
KristelAug 2018
Muy Bien
“Una vivienda preciosa y con todo lo necesario en un pueblo muy agradable.” “La casa es preciosa y tienes una gran sensación de intimidad”
BelenAug 2018