Casa Limoncello - MH1214

An Amazing renovated Olhao Townhouse close to the seafront with 2 bedrooms, air conditioning, wifi and two amazing roof terraces.

Casa Limoncello is a simply stunning renovated 3 bedroom townhouse close to the seafront and within easy reach of everything you could possibly need for a great holiday. The house is typical Olhao Cubist design with a wonderful decorative facade.


Entrance

White double doors with large windows on each door complete with traditional wooden shutters and wrought iron work over the windows open into the most wonderful renovated living space if this utterly gorgeous 3 bedroom townhouse.

Casa Limoncello is located on a little side street with a mix of old and renovated town cottages and is an end terrace that looks down over the various roof tops to the sea.


Living Space

Once through those amazing doors the 3 bedroom townhouse opens up into an open plan living space. To the left is stone steps up to the first floor and to the right is a kitchen and dining table.

This space is a fantastic insight into how the rest of the house will please you with all its little unusual decor in keeping with the style of Olhao.

The ceiling is beautiful exposed decorative brickwork set into and arched ceiling very local to house in the East Algarve.

Under the stone staircase that wraps around the wall of the house is a n archway featured with the traditional Algarve bricks providing a lovely place to add some colour with plants and terracotta pots. Above the arch and against part of the staircase is glass set as the balustrade making sure light floods into the main room and adding a suer modern twist to the 3 bedroom townhouse.

A large window from the front of the 3 bedroom townhouse overlooks the first room and allows thats all important natural light to pour over a table with 4 chairs that makes for a perfect place for dining or breakfast or just sit and enjoy the activity outside through the window.

Many of these old buildings in Olhao were built with lots of small rooms. Here a wall has been removed to make an arch way and two rooms make one lovely large area to enjoy.

Once through the arch a lovely dark blue fabric sofa with colourful scatter cushions and a novel patchwork chair has been placed to enjoy this space. Against the opposite wall is a large flat screen smart television that offers a selection of European channels.

A window overlooks the sofa and is the same design as the other widows with large panes of gals that can be covered by shutters, in summer this help to keep the room nice and cool.

A simply stunning uncovered arched brick ceiling with low light around the walls give a really gorgeous feel to the room. A mix of modern and old come together exceptionally well with the addition of an air conditioning unit that offer s steam of lovely cool fresh air in the hot summer months. This modern unit also provided a super supply of warmth in the cooler winter months making Casa Limoncello a winning holiday home any time fo the year.

Shelves set into the wall are adorned with some wonderful nic nacs that remind you of times gone by from the old fishing town of Olhao.

An arch way from the middle of the living space takes you through to a bedroom and bathroom all on the ground floor. The wonderful living space and ground floor of our lovingly restored 3 bedroom townhouse has white washed walls making it a great to add the different tastes and colours to the space. The flooring is finished with locally made terracotta Santa Catrina tiles that have the wonderful feel of cool in the summer but warmer to the touch in winter.


Kitchen

The kitchen is to the right of the main front door and set in to what would have been another small room in this 3 bedroom townhouse, but again a wall has been removed and a wonderful arch has been left in its place. The kitchen is separated from the main room by a breakfast bar with cupboards underneath giving plenty of storage. White and chrome breakfast bar stools are placed to allow a greta place to sit and enjoy company whilst cooking and entertaining.

Fitted with ultra modern white fitted kitchen units and very light grey marble work top again the kitchen infuses new with old amazingly well.

Integrated appliances include a large fridge freezer, electric oven and hob with a slide out overhead extractor fan, dishwasher and microwave. We have provided a capsule coffee machine, kettle and toaster for you.

We have made sure the kitchen is extremely well equipped and you will find plenty of cooing utensils, pots, pans cooking dishes, cutlery, crockery ,cups, mugs and so much more.

Olhao is am amazing place for locally grown fresh produce and also locally caught freshest fish and sea food at the daily local markets. In the small side streets you will find amazing bakeries and little grocery shops too.

In keeping with the rest of the ground floor look up and see that amazing ornate uncovered arch brick ceiling again, just beautiful!

 

Bedroom and Bathrooms

The first bedroom is on the ground floor, accessed via the living space and at the rear of this super 3 bedroom townhouse. Two windows over look a small and quiet back alley and can be used with or without shutters. When open they allow plenty of wonderful Algarve natural light to flood in to the room.

A large Mexican pine king size bed is super comfortable and made up with lovely fresh crisp white linen. Red and burnt orange cushions and throws add a splash of vibrancy to the bed. Each side is two matching pine bed side units with matching lamps. the white washed walls have been decorated with colourful art and a patchwork chairs sits in the room and keeps the bright colourful them going.

Modern fitted wardrobes offer plenty of storage and hanging space. An over head air conditioner gives that all important cool or warm air depending on the time of year.

This room has the added feature of an en suite bathroom. Styled in a grey and marble them the room has a large walk in shower protected by a glass floor to ceiling shower screen. A white ceramic basin is set on to the top of a granite sideboard and over head is a huge mirror, whilst below are little shelves and units to store cosmetics and toiletries, you will find a hair dryer to use here. The room also has a white toilet and the wall are mixed white with grey tiles adding a sense of modern chic to the bathroom.

The ground floor has the added bonus fo a cloak room with a toilet and basin set in to a sideboard in grey granite. Here is also a feature wall of wonderful patterned traditional Portuguese tiles, really stunning.

The other bedrooms are all on the first floor of our 3 bedroom townhouse. Once at the top of the steps to the first floor. To the right is bathroom with a sliding door. You will find a super modern shower with glass doors and toilet and small basin set into a vanity unit with a super large mirror over head. Decorated in white and grey to again offer that clean modern feel to the room. The vanity unit offers some storage and also here you will find a hair dryer for your use.

The second bedroom is a smaller room with a large single/small double bed.
Maybe suitable for one person and a younger couple. Whitewashed walls are decorated with sea themed art and a window looks out over the front of this glorious 3 bedroom townhouse. A full length mirror sits on the wall
and a shelf provide some space for belongings.

The third bedroom is really heavenly with two large single beds pushed together making quite a pleasant super king size bed. On each side of the beds are little painted set fo drawers both with modern lamps.

Fabulous French windows face out to the front of our 3 bedroom townhouse and open on to a lovely little private balcony with a glass balustrade and decked floor suggesting a nautical them. We have placed a table and chair here to enjoy the Algarve climate. Large fitted wardrobes with mirrored sliding doors offer and wonderful place to store clothes and personal items.

The first floor enjoys white washed walls and soft laminate flooring giving a sense of comfort under foot.

At the rear of the first floor a double glazed glass door leads to the outside spaces.


Private Terraces

From the first floor a door leads out on to a wonderful terrace surrounded by low white washed walls and pleasant large floor tiles. This space over looks a quiet street below and other little fishermen's cottages in the area. Some renovated, some falling down and some still lived in by old fishermen all adding to the fun and eclectic mix that is Olhao.

The terrace has a lovely large, modern outside dining table and 6 chairs shaded by a huge parasol that can be either used as shade or closed to enjoy the Algarve sunshine. Along one wall is a built in stone bbq. By far the best way to bbq and much more efficient and pleasing to use than the mobile metal ones we mainly use. We have also places a small sink and work surface so this really is a great place to enjoy some outside living here in the heart of the East of the Algarve.

Just under the steps to the top terrace is a washing machine and facilities to dry washing.

Traditional stone steps lead up to yet another terrace. Wooden decking and glass walls give a feeling of luxury and a modern twist to this part of the 3 bedroom townhouse. A pergola offers sail style shading that can be removed but is well needed i the summer months. We have added a selection of sun loungers and bean bags to the terrace to provide a fabulous and quiet place to relax at Casa Limoncello.

Being that little bit higher again this terrace offers some great views over Olhao and even some glimpses of the Ria Formosa islands. All teh terraces at our 3 bedroom townhouse really add value and make for a simply stunning and enjoyable holiday home any time of the year.

 

Facilities

This gorgeous renovated 3 bedroom townhouse is designed to give exceptionally comfortable holiday living whilst still giving the chance to enjoy some of the authenticity of Olhao it is fishing hey day.

Modern features including a smart fitted kitchen, up to date bathroom facilities, air conditioning in each room and good speed wifi allow you those modern day comforts.

Casa Limoncello is in a great town centre location. There is no need for a car as both the train and bus stations are close by, taxis and Uber are available. A huge choice of cafes, bars and restaurants and are easy walking distance. The sea front and boats to the beaches is less than a 5 minute walk.

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 Limoncello. 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

  • Air conditioning
  • WIFI
  • Town centre location
  • Renovated to a high standard
  • Traditional features
  • All linen, beach/pool towels provided
  • MarsAlgarve Holiday Support Service
Property Type

Townhouse

Villa

Bedrooms

3

Bathrooms

3

Sleeps

5

Floor level

Ground

2nd floor

1st floor

Amenities

BBQ

Internet Access

Dishwasher

Wi-Fi

Satellite TV

Air Conditioning

Washing Machine

Distances

Walking Distance to Beaches

Walking Distance to Supermarket

Walking Distance to Bars/Restaurants

Walking Distance to Town Centre

Suitability

Children Welcome

Nearest Airport

Faro (FAO)

Activities

Beach

Watersports

Town Centre

Hiking/Walking/Nature Trails

Cycling

Places of Interest

Spa Treatments

Start Date End Date Weekly Rate (€) Nightly Rate (€) Minimum Stay
02 Oct 2019 21 Dec 2019 875 125 5+ nights
22 Dec 2019 06 Jan 2020 925 125 5+ nights
07 Jan 2020 13 Apr 2020 850 125 3+ nights
14 Apr 2020 31 May 2020 925 135 3+ nights
01 Jun 2020 30 Jun 2020 1,120 160 5+ nights
01 Jul 2020 31 Aug 2020 1,300 185 7+ nights
01 Sep 2020 30 Sep 2020 1,120 160 5+ nights
01 Oct 2020 21 Dec 2020 850 125 3+ nights
22 Dec 2020 06 Jan 2021 925 135 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.

Andgo-rentacar

 

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

 

A really beautiful apartment

"a really beautiful apartment that has been tastefully decorated. Entirely in the style of the fishing village of Olhao" 

CescoSep 2019
A casa é perfeita

Nossa experiência em reservar e receber a casa tem sido muito boa, com muitas facilidades.
A casa é perfeita, com muita personalidade, muito cuidado, com todo o conforto ... se tivéssemos que escolher novamente com certeza ficamos com a Casa Limoncello. Estamos sempre à procura de acomodações únicas e este é um deles, continuamos a desfrutar e vamos certamente voltar talvez um dia Olhão seja a nossa casa

RosabelAug 2019
A fine and attractive house

"A fine and attractive house. Very spacious accommodation recently renovated featuring a delightful roof-top plunge pool"

ChrisAug 2019
We had an amazing time

"We had an amazing time. Superb location, fantastic house, great transport facilities, a wonderful experience overall. We are looking forward to coming back next year! THANK YOU for you hospitality! Andrea Tocca and family" 

AndreaJul 2019
Excellent

Excellent facilities and excellent service. 

NigelJun 2019
Very nice house in a very nice location

"Very nice house in a very nice location. This place is brand new with all the necessary comfort but has still kept some nice features of the old time. You will enjoy the top terrace to rest under the pergola with a very nice view!"

PhillipeJun 2019
We loved our stay at Casa Limoncello

"We loved our stay at Casa Limoncello and highly recommend the beautiful apartment. The kitchen and bbq area are well equipped and the terraces are perfect. Each bedroom was pristinely clean and comfortable, all with air-con and modern bathrooms. It's very close to the old town centre but also very quiet and withdrawn from the busy front of Olhão. We went to the fruit market and small bakery every morning. The Ria Formosa Islands are accessible from the harbour and there's loads of nice restaurants and small bars, we particularly liked some of the more hidden ones in the old town. The company were very helpful and booking was easy and efficient. We were offered airport transfer, directly to the apartment for €50 return. Great value, especially as there were seven of us!"

CatherineJun 2019
Exactly as described online

Exactly as described online

Perfect accommodation for family of 4 adults. Used all bedrooms and terraces , sadly weather wasn't great so we didn't get to use excellent barbecue.
WilliamApr 2019
Loved it
Loved it! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Upon arrived the manager was very friendly and more than helpful and gave us a few tips of the area and showed us around the accommodation. A complimentary bottle of rose was left for us. The house has been decorated very nicely with the little touches in keeping with the fishing history of Olhao. It had everything we needed, being british automatically looked for a kettle but you have to boil your water in a saucepan which was no problem at all. You don't need a car to stay here as everything is in walking distance, there is a local shop two seconds walk which supplies a variety of things. The bars, cafes, restaurants, local market and supermarket are all about a 5 min walk, in fact we hardly used our car at all. It was only used to go an visit a couple of places. The locals are very friendly we had many a conversation when walking to the restaurants with three elderly locals who couldn't speak English. Walking around the quaint quiet streets of Olhao is lovely in some places you can see how it was many years ago. The ferries to the islands are within walking distance as well. We also made use of the space that the house provided the three terraces which always had the sunshine. If you like to be immersed in local culture and not to experience the loud, drunken noise from the touristy areas this is the place to stay. We loved staying here and we felt we picked the right place to stay. It was not a problem for us but if you have problems with climbing stairs or have young children be aware the stairs to go up to the dining terrace, upper bedrooms and the sun terrace are steep but that is the character of the accommodation. We stayed in the bedroom downstairs as it was cooler at night and didn't need the A/C on. The en-suite shower for this bedroom was fantastic. All an all I loved the accommodation, Olhao and my stay there. I definitely recommend the property and the area.
RoslynAug 2018