2 Bedroom (Sleeps 4) Apartment in Olhão

Modern bright spacious apartment in the old town, close to all amenities

At a glance: Wifi, Air Conditioning.

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  • Property Type Apartment
  • Location Olhão
  • Bedrooms 2 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms 2
  • Minimum nights stay5
  • Low season price per week£420
  • High season price per week£525
  • Average price per week£475
  • Customer rating 4.9 / 5 ( 58 reviews )
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5 * Property registered with the Portuguese authorities - (legal requirement since Dec 2014) AL number 20408/AL.

The property, hosting two apartments, is situated in the old town on a double stand spanning three streets, less than 100m from the famous church of Nossa Senhora do Rosario. Built in 1698 with contributions from the fishermen, the church was the first stone building in the town. Many say Olhão is one of the nicest towns along the coast. While many other coastal towns thrive mainly on tourism, the town of Olhão has retained its original character with a strong Moorish influence and still functions as the main fishing port in the Algarve.
The best way to get to know Olhão is to walk out of the apartment door and wander down to the waterfront. The 1.3 km promenade is one of the best in the whole Algarve, due to its green space, children’s play areas, the famous red brick buildings housing the covered daily (except Sundays) fish, fruit and vegetable markets, the local products/ outdoor market on Saturday and the many excellent cafés/coffee shops, bars and restaurants, serving everything from pizza, tapas to fantastic fresh seafood. Getting lost in the twisted network of cobbled streets along the way is part of the fun.
As prices in the restaurants are about the best in the Algarve, many tourists eat out, but guests who enjoy cooking can visit the markets and enjoy the exceptionally well-equipped kitchen in which to prepare food in.
This large apartment, up a flight of stairs, sleeps 4. As soon as you enter the door you get an immediate feeling for the space and light within. This is something every guest has commented upon to us, as Owners. The apartment boasts two air conditioned bedrooms, two very large outdoor terraces from which you can enjoy great views over the old town. The roof terrace has a number of recliners, table and chairs and a built in shower allowing one to cool off or freshen up after a day at the beach. The terrace leading off the kitchen has a mixture of seating and dining options and a built in bar b que with an external sink and prep area. This property offers exceptional outdoor space which you do not get in many other Olhão properties, comfort, luxury and character for discerning guests.
From the apartment, you can explore the shops in the cobbled walkways. With the seafront so close by, you can reach the main promenade through winding cobbled back streets in 5 minutes.

Ferries from the harbour take you to the islands of Armona, Culatra and Farol, which, with their beautifully quiet sandy beaches, are one of Europe’s best kept secrets.
Olhão is a town for people who like the real Portugal, its history and culture, the beautiful islands and beaches, the nature reserve and the beautiful hinterlands. We love it for it's down to earth salty charm, warm and hospitable people, creative community, cobbled streets and faded grandeur.

Significant parts of the town have recently undergone extensive renovation including many of the largo or squares and this is still the case

Olhão is a pretty place to just lounge and drink a coffee/beer but those who are looking for more sophistication or who dislike the authenticity and simplicity of life here– perhaps this isn't the place for you ...

Please note: Prices quoted are based on use of master bedroom- one or two persons. Parties wishing to have full access to bedroom 2, use beds etc will pay a 20% surcharge on prices quoted..


Our little piece of Heaven

By Liz And Dave on 30-Sep-2020

Yet another great time at Lucie's apartment, Greystones. Everything first class including the weather . Immaculate, everything you need...home from home . Lucie and Nicholas are so welcoming and on hand should you need anything. Olhao is such a great place. Plenty cafes, restaurants to choose from. Easy access to Tavira and Faro by train. And ferries to the islands, Armona and Culatra . Wasn't as busy this year, due to the pandemic, but very safe to be there during this sad time. Well worth us having to isolate in UK for next 14 days. Just wish we could have stayed longer........thanks again Lucie and Nicholas..... hopefully see you again sooner rather than later.......Liz and Dave.(the team..!!!!)

5 of of 5

The best yet!

By Andrew Murchison on 27-Sep-2020

“The photos just don’t do it justice. You have an apartment with terrace & then a separate roof terrace, but the space is just huge. 2 bedrooms, one en-suite. Another bathroom. A large kitchen/diner/living room. The kitchen is stunning ! Every thing you could think of is there, dishwasher, washing machine, iron, ironing board, pots, pans ... literally everything. Soft towels, beach towels, sumptuous beds ... The hosts were on hand should we need them but were not intrusive in anyway. Thank you Lucie & Nicholas for making our stay feel very special. Sad to leave, but definitely aim to return. You would find it hard to find anything as good as this in Olhão !!”
Andrew’s private feedback:
“Many thanks Lucie & Nicholas for a wonderful stay at your beautiful property. We loved every minute & just didn’t want to leave. It is definitely the best place we’ve stayed in Olhão. We plan to visit again. Hope you have had a great stay in Armona & wish you all the best for the remainder of 2020, take care, Andrew & Tracy x”

5 of of 5

Authentic Olhao

By Gerard Kelly on 19-Sep-2020

To be in the centre of things in such a superb apartment is just what we wanted. To have such a helpful owner/resident to meet and advise us was a great bonus. Thank you Lucie for always being available to call. We were only able to scratch the surface of Olhao during our 7 days and have to return for further discovery.
Next time we'll take your advice and ditch the car. Definitely not needed.
Best wishes to you and Nicholas.
Good health.

5 of of 5

Fabulous stay

By Stefanie Kruger on 14-Aug-2020

We had such a great and relaxing time in Lucie's apartment. It is fully equipped with everthing you need. It was very clean and our expectations were exceeded. We loved the shower on the rooftop and the comfortable bed. It was really worth taking a vacation in Olhão. Thanks for having us. We would recommend this apartment and will come back one day.

5 of of 5

Wonderful apartment and host, and breathtaking islands

By Steven Harper on 08-Jul-2020

We had a fantastic holiday staying at Lucies apartment in Olhao. The apartment itself is perfect for a long or short stay, has everything you need along with a wonderful terrace to enjoy long, warm evenings with a cold beer or glass of wine (or several).

Olhao is a superb location to explore the area. The town itself is still immersed in local tradition (fishing), and has managed to retain all of its charm and character. Easy access to the wonderful islands that wrap around the western Algarve coastline (they are breathtakingly beautiful).

For exploring, no need to hire a car. Train is a five minute walk from Lucies apartment and cheap to use. We spent one of the weeks doing a daily trip to Fuseta, and getting a boat taxi to Fuseta island. Was 10 mins on the train and a 2 minute walk into the cafes and bars of Fuseta. Really good vibe, laid back and some beautiful grilled fish at the restaurants outside the fish market.

Lucie is a great host too, nothing was too much trouble, everything made easy. I can't wait to return to be honest. Was a great holiday.

5 of of 5

Absolutely nice

By Bardot on 02-Nov-2019

Absolutely nice place in the heart of Ohlao. Very well equiped. With two great terraces. Lucie and her husband are perfects hosts with a lot of good advices about the area. It’s the really good place for people who wants stay in a town with all activities around. Obviously not for the ones who needs a isolated house in the quiet country side

5 of of 5


By Liz And Dave Riman on 15-Sep-2019

We have been holidaying together for about 35years and have to say Greystones has topped it all. The apartment is beautiful and has everything you need and more. Lovely large patio as you walk out of living/ kitchen area. Huge roof terrace, with plenty chairs/loungers....even has an outside shower!!! Lucie is a star.....so welcoming, friendly and nothing is too much trouble. Everywhere is close by. Restaurants, cafes, shops, ferries to the islands etc . Bus and train stations ..10 minute walk . Armona island is lovely, as is Lucies house there. Right on the beach. If you've heard the saying "I feel like I've died and gone to Heaven" then Greystones/Olhao is for you. Enjoy this beautiful home. We are coming back next year Lucie.....so get the car out of the garage.....(private joke from Dave). Thank you again for everything.....Liz and Dave

5 of of 5

Well equipped, comfortable apartment in central Olhao

By Janet Murray on 08-Aug-2019

This apartment is very comfortable and well equipped. The kitchen is well above the normal standard of a holiday house and has everything for guests interested in cooking - brilliant raw material available from the local market which is only a 5 minute walk. The bedrooms have comfortable beds and the bathrooms work very well. There is a large, agreeable terrace to enjoy in the evening and a roof terrace with a very useful shower - great when you come directly from the beach.

5 of of 5

Eine supertolle wohnung

By A Loegering on 20-Jul-2019

Es ist eine supertolle Wohnung, mit allem was man braucht, auch für einen Strandaufenthalt. Es hat besonders gefallen, dass es keine Touristenhochburg war, sonder ein netter Fischerort. Zum Strand sind wir mit der Fähre gefahren. Der Strand selber war dann superschön und nicht überlaufen

5 of of 5

Love Greystones

By David & Fiona on 19-Jul-2019

Olhao is a lively, bustling town and Greystones is the best apartment we have stayed at. Ideally located for bars, restaurants and of course the fantastic markets. Extremely well equipped, modern interior very tastefully decorated and furnished. Two terraces to catch the sun any time of day - perfect for us and we will be back given the opportunity!

5 of of 5

Fantastic Stay

By Sabine Dralle on 02-Jul-2019

Wir hatten einen tollen Urlaub, das lag auch zum größtenteils daran, das wir herzliche & unkomplizierte Gastgeber hatten, und das Appartement wirklich super war. Mitten in der Altstadt , ruhig gelegen und trotzdem schnell bei kleinen Cafés, Restaurants und den tollen Markthallen. Eigentlich benötigt man hier kein Auto.Zu den 3 kleinen Inseln kommt man günstig mit der Fähre, den Anleger erreicht man innerhalb von 10 Minuten. Ebenso nach 10 Minuten einen gut sortierten Supermarkt und oder Bäcker. Wir kommen auf jeden Fall wieder

5 of of 5

Very nice stay!

By Mr Hamed on 03-May-2019

Lucie was excellent thoughout the planning / booking process and all the way through our stay. Great responsive communication. Helped arrange a taxi from the airport and let us drop our bags at the apartment before check in time as our flight was early on. Apartment clean and very well equipped both inside and out. Would definitely recommend.

5 of of 5

Perfect location

By Jasmier Church on 23-Apr-2019

“This is the perfect location to stay in the quiet, authentic town of Olhao. It is within a 8 minute walk to the train and bus stations and a completely walkable town full of shops, restaurants and located in a quiet community, close to the water. People are friendly everywhere you go. Lucie is incredible and provided assistance whenever we needed, including prior to our trip. The photos represent the apartment perfectly!!! It is immaculate and well cared for, her little touches and decor make you feel right at home. The 2 patios offer sunshine and warmth through the day. Definitely recommend!!!!”

0 of of 5

A gem of a place.

By Marina Jordan on 18-Apr-2019

My sisters and I had the pleasure of staying in Lucie and Nicholas’s beautiful apartment at the end of March. I have been coming to Olhao for the last 10 years and it is by far the nicest place I have stayed in. The apartment has every thing you need and is very comfortable and beautifully decorated. The beds are very comfortable and the kitchen is very well equipped.
The outdoor spaces are beautiful and spacious.
The apartment is right in the middle of the old town, near all the shops, bakeries, restauraunts and near the port where you can take the boat out to the islands of Armona, Culatra and Farol .
Lucie and Nicholas are perfect hosts.
Thank you for a fabulous stay and I won't be booking any other apartment after I have stayed here. I've found the perfect place to have a relaxing and comfortable holiday, right in the middle of everything.

0 of of 5

Comfortable and well equipped

By Gill Rouse on 11-Nov-2018

This apartment has everything you might need for a relaxing break. We loved the outside space, especially the roof terrace for all day sunshine. It's just a short walk to the harbour, bakery and fish, fruit and veg markets, as well as a good supermarket. The local bike rental service offered by Seahorse bike rentals was very friendly and helpful. You don't need a car, as bus and train stations are also not far away. We cycled to Estoi Palace one day which is worth a visit.
Thanks Lucie and Nicholas!

5 of of 5

Highly recommended

By Achim Mueller on 31-Aug-2018

Das Apartment von Lucie und Nicholas in Olhão ist sehr gut ausgestattet, gepflegt und sehr geräumig. Lucie und Nicholas sind sehr freundliche und zuvorkommende Gastgeber. Die Lage ist zentral, man benötigt eigentlich kein Auto. Zum Supermarkt „Pingo Doce“ (der portug. Edeka) sind’s rund 10 min., zur Restaurant-Meile und zur Anlegestelle für die Fährboote zu den Ilhas ebenso rund 10 min. Der Bahnhof liegt nur gut 8 min. weg mit i.d.R. stündlichen Verbindungen nach z.B. Faro oder Tavira.

5 of of 5

Holidays in Olhao

By Anthony BOSIO on 23-Aug-2018

Lucie apartment is a great and a lovely place to stay in Olhao. It is very well located, close to shops and the marina.
Concerning the apartment, this one is very well maintained, very clean, and really perfectly equipped.
You will find everything you need for cooking, going to the beach or relaxing... and if you miss something, do not hesitate to ask Lucie or Her Husband, they are very kind and always available to ensure you a perfect quality of stay.

I recommend this charming place, if you want come and discover Olhao.

5 of of 5

Highly recommended

By Christian Grafe on 26-Jul-2018

We just spent a wonderful week in Olhao. Lucie's apartment is very comfortable, beautifully decorated, and clean. We especially enjoyed our breakfasts and a few dinners on the large roof terrace directly adjacent to our living room and kitchen. Lucie is a great host, she was very helpful and made us welcome immediately. We would definitely visit again if we are coming back to Olhao.

5 of of 5

The Best Apartment in Olhão

By Kjell Karlsson on 02-Jul-2018

First of all, a big thank you Lucie and Nicholas for your hospitality.

We stayed for 8 nights in this great apartment which had everything you need during your stay in Olhão. The apartment is huge with a wonderful terrasse.

Very good location and close to restaurants and the ferry to the islands Armona, Farol and Culatra.

If you are planning to go to Olhão then we would highly recommend this perfect apartment.

Lucie and Nicholas are wonderful hosts.

Kjell & Carina //Sweden

5 of of 5

Fantastic short stay

By T Alexander on 05-May-2018

Was a fantastic short 5 day break, lovely apartment, great base from which to explore Olhão. Great space to relax, cook, BBQ and chill after a days exploring, great amenities all well organised by the lovely Lucie. Would definitely recommend a visit here for a quiet relaxing holiday. Thank you again Lucie for your welcoming hospitality.

5 of of 5

Wonderful Stay

By Marion Bailey on 02-Apr-2018

Thank you Lucie and Nicholas

Two years ago we stayed in Jubleana Lucie's cottage on the Island of Armona, a little piece of paradise and it was lovely, this time we thought we would try their appartment Greystones iin Olhao once again we were not disappointed. The apartment is lovely and has everything you could possibly want and to a very high spec.

The location is very central and within 5 or 10 mins walking to harbour,restaurants, bus and railway stations.

Lucie is a wonderful hostess and her kindness when I had a small problem was second to none, Thank you Lucie.

We will definitely return as we have fallen in love with Olhao

Marion and Lionel

5 of of 5

Quality apartment great location

By Lindsay Bayfield on 10-Feb-2018

A lovely bright modern apartment well equipped with everything you need. Lots of nice little touches which make you feel at home. Lucie is very easy to communicate with and knows exactly what you need for your stay. Perfect location when staying in Olhao close to river front and lots of good restaurants and bars. Neighbours very friendly and always willing to help.
We had a lovely stay and left feeling refreshed and rested. Would highly recommend this apartment unreservedly.

5 of of 5

superb apartment

By Kath Shield on 09-Aug-2017

This was our second visit to Greystones,fabulous apartment in a great location,just short walks to the sea front and restaurants.The owners Lucie and Nicholas are a lovely couple
who could not do enough for us they are so friendly and helpful, many thanks for being such great hosts.We look forward to returning next year.

5 of of 5

Excellent Greystones apartment Olhao

By Erna&Reinald on 26-Jul-2017

The apartment is very light and abundance with lost of space. The master bedroom is very comfortable because of the airconditioning. The WiFi is excellent.

Lucie and Nicholas are kindly and warm owners. We cannot wait to come next year.

5 of of 5

Perfect holidays in Olhão

By Heiko on 16-Jul-2017

We stayed at the apartment for 10 days (16-26 of July).
The place is as beautiful as shown on the pictures, fully equipped, so we missed nothing.
We travelled to many places and beaches at Algarve from Lagos to Tavira, the Olhäo area still very Portuguese which was nice to know. The islands still seem to be a kind of Algarve's hidden secret.

We were very glad to have the opportunity to wash our towels and clothes every now and then. As usual, we brought to much stuff.
Lucie and Nicholas are perfect hosts, showed us around, where to find supermarkets etc.
To all who will book this apartment: enjoy your stay there!

5 of of 5

Fabulous base in Eastern Algarve

By Anne C on 28-Jun-2017

Lucie organised a taxi and in 15 minutes we were there! Very well appointed apartment. Lucie has a great attention to detail in furnishing. Kitchen has everything and more for meal preparation. The basics of seasoning, oil and vinegar are for use with a general guidance to replace as necessary. The terrace gets the sun all day but also has a large sun umbrella for shade. Great built in bbq with plenty of tools. The roof terrace has loungers,table, chairs and a wonderful sun canopy. Clothes drier folds down and there are plenty of pegs. Very balanced town with plenty of good bars and restaurants. The fish and vegetable markets are 5 minutes walk away and Pingo Doce is the best of many local supermarkets. The train station is a short walk away and there are regular and inexpensive trains along the coast offering countless interesting day trips. We enjoyed the beach at Fuseta, Tavira and Vila Real. We love the Ria Fermosa Nature Reserve followed by a meal at the restaurant on the corner. We used the circular local bus to the campsite followed by a very short walk. Visiting the islands are a must. Armona is the closest by ferry, and a short walk passing quaint cottages takes you an amazing beach. Culatra and Farol are also worth a visit. They all have good cafes and restaurants or nice to take a picnic. Superb hospitality and would love to return.

5 of of 5

what we dont want everyone to know

By Antomy on 23-May-2017

We are reluctant to write a positive review of our stay in Olhao and Armona as it could encourage too many others to head out there and enjoy the ‘real’ Portugal we discovered on our ten day trip at the end of April - all without the hassle of hiring a car! The holiday started by being met at Faro airport by a friendly taxi-driver who took us straight to the apartment, twenty miles away. Our hostess Lucie met us at the door of and showed us round the roomy apartment, tucked away in the old town, an oasis of calm and comfort from which to explore the fish restaurants, fabulous market and general atmosphere of this delightful fishing port. During the day we soaked up the sun on the roof terrace when it was shining, enjoying the buzz of street life below. At night we slept soundly in the comfortable bed. After four days of Portuguese urban life and plenty of simple fresh fish we were relaxed and ready for the beach retreat. A ten minute walk to the jetty and twenty minute ferry trip later we were heading up the main footpath through Armona towards Jabulani, Lucie’s beach-house. This delightful sand-dune island, part of a large nature reserve, is composed of several huge sandy beaches and a clutch of beach houses, once fishermen’s cottages. Being car-free meant real peace so much of the time was spent lounging in one of the small cafe / restaurants and walking on the beaches. Like Lucie's town-house, Jabulani was roomy and kitted out with everything needed for a relaxing holiday - including an inflatable canoe we used for a couple of evening paddles. From the roof platform we could look over rooftops towards the small estuary ten metres away and watch the sea-birds and the ebb and flow of the tide. A half-day boat trip round the islands with a group of strangers (who quickly became friends), was a fitting end to this thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing holiday. The few days in the town's bustle providing a great contrast to the laid-back and car-free beach retreat. We are coming back!

0 of of 5

Great apartment & very well located

By Caroline on 02-May-2017

It was our first stay in Portugal and we want to thank Lucie for her availability and all the advices they gave us before departure. She arranged the taxi to pick us up at Faro airport and he also drove us back to the airport. We were 2 adults and 1 child of 12 years old and the apartment was perfect. The apartment is very well furnished with all appliances needed for a great comfort. Wifi is working fine which was important for us. The 2 terraces are incredible and the roof top is excellent for sun bathing and also for drying clothes. It also has an incredible view over Olhao. The apartment is very well located in the center of Olhao, we had no car and could walk everywhere (to the market, to take the ferry to the islands, to the train station, to the mall, etc...). We felt very secure in the apartment and could experience portugese way of life as in the middle of the city. Lucie was also very quick to refund our deposit after departure. I would recommend Lucie's apartment to anyone who would like to have a nice stay in a small town in Algarve, with all the comfort.

5 of of 5

What's not to like

By Lindsay B on 20-Feb-2017

We have stayed many times in Olhao but this apartment was by far the best accommodation we have had. The apartment is very light, bright and roomy. Everything from furniture to pots and pan to bed linen was really good quality, it was very well equipped with everything we needed and more. Nice little touches made all the difference. Loads of outside space a lovely terrace with table, chairs and barbecue and a lovely large roof terrace with great views equipped with table, chairs and sunbeds. We enjoyed a few sundowners on the roof watching the storks fly past! Can't wait to return.

5 of of 5

Amazing accommodation

By Greg F on 28-Nov-2016

The accommodation was amazing, very clean and cosy. Very secure with an alarm and in an excellent location, very central and plenty of cafes close by, didn't get to meet the owners in person although had great communication throughout booking. Thanks!

5 of of 5


By Alan B on 11-Nov-2016

Great apartment + Great hosts + Great location + Great town + Great food = Great holiday.

5 of of 5

Superb apartment with everything you could need

By Sue R on 04-Nov-2016

A very well equipped apartment in the old town of Olhao. Everything you need & more: a very well equipped kitchen particularly if you wish to take advantage of the local (fish & fruit/veg) markets; washer, dishwasher; v comfortable bedroom, a rooftop terrace with loungers, table & chairs & drying line; another terrace with dining table& chairs just outside folding doors. Walking distance to lots of places to eat, drink, shop & ferries to the islands. Lucie & Nick are very friendly & helpful hosts who advised on where to visit & eat & park in the narrow (old town) /streets. We would love to stay again

5 of of 5

Great apartment, great location

By Alison H on 31-Oct-2016

We spent 10 days in this gorgeous apartment, it was a real home from home for us. The property was clean and well maintained and exactly as described. We tried some of the cafes and restaurants recommended by Lucie and were pleasantly surprised at the good quality of the food served. We didn’t hire a car and really did not miss out as we used the train to visit other places. There is a very good supermarket close by and the daily market has a wide selection of fruit, vegetables, fish and meat. We would recommend a ferry trip to the islands, as they have gorgeous beaches and are a great place to chill out in sheer tranquillity. It was lovely to meet the owners – Lucie and Nicholas who were so helpful and very welcoming. We definitely want to return and would recommend this property to anyone who wants to experience a true Portuguese town.

5 of of 5

Great location in the heart of Olhao

By Ginny on 07-Oct-2016

The apartment is extremely well appointed, with great attention to detail. It's a perfect place to base yourself. Lucie & Nicholas are very friendly & helpful hosts, ready to assist with any information and tips on restaurants, places to visit, etc. The place is so conveniently placed to explore the town & beyond. It's reasonably priced and I would not hesitate to recommend it to friends & relatives.

5 of of 5

Great terraces!

By Michael W on 02-Oct-2016

Brilliant stay in August 16. Good help from the owners ref local info and taxis etc Lovely sun terrace with shade , Great patio with table & chairs next to kitchen/diner/TV room All equipment and more included in apt especially the handy shopping trolley, ideal for groceries and beach days Central location , just short walks to sea front anf fabulous "local"portuguese restaurants , ferries and train station All in all an excellent stay Well recommended

4 of of 5


By Mary M on 23-Jul-2016

We had a wonderful time in Olhao and stayed right in the centre of the old town. Close to train station, the markets and the ferry to islands. The property was top class and had everything we needed. If there was any issue we had direct contact with manager. Lots of restaurant's in area. Spoilt for choice. We will be back again.

5 of of 5


By Robert on 23-Jul-2016

This is one of the most amazing places we have stayed in Olhao. The owners Lucie and Nicholas were very friendly and very helpful when needed. The apartment itself has everything you could need for the complete self catering holiday. The place was spotlessly clean and it has the most amazing mattress on the master bed so much so I did not miss my bed. We can highly recommend this apartment and its our intention to return. Olhao itself was wonderful as always the people, food and of course sunshine was wonderful.

0 of of 5

Great apartment in the middle of everything

By Jill on 04-Jul-2016

We had a wonderful 10 days in this light and airy apartment and it all went too quick. It was spotlessly clean with everything you wanted even better than the photos, with lots of little details that we weren't expecting The shopping trolley came in very handy for the supermarket shop Lucie wasn't joking about all the trolleys lined up inside. She also told us about the Saturday market where you could buy a bag of oranges to use in the juicer which she had to show us how to use.it was delicious. She also recommended some restaurants that we used and were really inexpensive . We found the local people were very friendly when we stopped to have a coffee in one of the many cafes It was very handy for the trains which we used to go to Fuseta and Tavira we also went on a boat trip to the islands very enjoyable We had to laugh when the church bells pealed(not chimed) the dogs joined in. Lucie and Nicholas were a lovely couple,very helpful and it was so nice that they were so easy to talk to. Would definitely recommend this apartment

5 of of 5

Relax & enjoy

By Philip W on 15-Jun-2016

Ideal property in an ideal location with shops and numerous restaurants within a five minutes walk. Apartment was well furnished and spotless. Everything is available to ensure that you want for nothing. Many thanks to both Lucie and Nicholas for being such great hosts.

4 of of 5

Charming apartment in Olhao

By Douglas W on 23-Apr-2016

A beautifully restored house sitting in the back streets of Olhao town with the first floor converted into a lovely two bed apartment with both lounge and roof terrace areas. The apartment was spotless and the description and photographs were accurate. The lounge and kitchen are as picturesque as the photos and both bed rooms are spacious and comfy. The house is located on the corner of the one of the many side streets in the middle of the local environment where the chatter of kids playing, the occasional passing pedestrian and the neighbouring pets all welcome you to this uniquely local Portuguese environment. Olhao itself is a beautiful old working fishing town slightly tired in places but away from the normal tourist routes - plenty of good restaurants, cafes and bars [which are cheaper than the bigger tourist areas] all a short stroll away. There are a number of new ones this year including Tapas and Mexican which expands on the food choice from the more traditional sea and fish based restaurants. Both train, ferry and bus links are also within a shot walking distance from where you can explore the neighbouring towns and villages with ease. A sail to the islands is beautiful while a train and ferry journey to Spain is a pleasant day out. The owners were very helpful, attentive to any queries as were their friendly management team.. This was our fourth visit to the town and our first for our 15 year old grand daughter we all still found it an enjoyable weeks break and after a few years grace will probably be back to stay this time on the island of Armona.

5 of of 5

Excellent place to stay

By Pam Laird on 28-Mar-2016

A very well presented apartment with everything you could need. Lots of interesting places to visit nearby. Certainly recommend it. Many thanks Lucie for sharing your little gem - really love the strelitza - never seen the Nicolai before.

5 of of 5

Excellent apartment spotless with every facilities in a delightful working town .

By Jean And Ken Hollis on 18-Dec-2015

We had a wonderful time exploring the beaches and islands of the national park. Enjoyed cooking the local fish and produces from the daily markets. Will definitely return many thanks

5 of of 5

Greystones apartment

By Kevin & Veronica on 23-Nov-2015

We stayed at this super spotless, apartment for a week in October. The facilities throughout provided everything you could ask for and more! (Ladies even straighteners provided!) Although we had mixed weather this enabled us to visit local places.Tavira was beautiful and worth a visit as was Armona Island. Apartment was very central and close to local amenities, as you would expect being so central there is some noise during the day. Lucy and Nicholas very helpful throughout our stay.

5 of of 5

Fantastic apartment in a delightful town

By Anne H on 15-Oct-2015

This was our fourth stay at this beautiful apartment. Lucy maintains the high standard and detail as always ( the bathrooms, towels and bedding are just lovely) We are sisters who like to have a relaxing break in the Algarve each year, and Olhao and Greystones are simply perfect. We have visited other resorts on the Algarve but finally discovered this lovely town of Olhao and this beautiful apartment. We never tire of the relaxed atmosphere, the locals, the numerous restaurants, the vibrant daily market and Saturday market, the church bells and even the barking dogs! We love to sit up on the roof terrace with a nice glass of wine while the setting sun works it's magic on the evening skies. Lucy and Nicholas are always friendly, and helpful if we need them - so we have just booked our fifth week for 2016 !

5 of of 5

The apartment was excellent ,exactly as described

By Alison D on 11-Oct-2015

We had a wonderful relaxing stay , the apartment was excellent.For us the location was ideal with the markets and town front only a short walk away. Lucie & Nicholas were friendly and very helpful. We hope to make a return visit soon.

5 of of 5

Gem of an apartment

By Kath S on 02-Sep-2015

Have uses Owners Direct for many years and have previously stayed in Olhao and I can honestly say this apartment far exceeds anywhere we have stayed before.The apartment is so light and airy ,furnished to a high standard and the kitchen is equipped with every utensil you could possibly need.The apartment is a perfect position in the old town near to the fantastic market,close to restaurants and shops.The owners Lucies and Nicholas have been so kind and helpful it has been a pleasure to meet them.I would recommend this apartment to anyone wishing to visit Olhao and we hope to return next year.

5 of of 5

Une maison parfaite pour les vacances

By Feliciano on 31-Aug-2015

Nous avons passé un excellent séjour dans la maison de Lucie. Tout est parfait ! La maison est merveilleusement décorée et dispose de tout ce qu'il faut pour s'y sentir bien. Rien ne manque. De plus elle est situé dans le centre historique de Olhao à proximité des restaurants, cafés et surtout du superbe marché. Lucie ,la propriétaire, était présente pour nous accueillir et disponible pour tout renseignement éventuel. Je recommande vivement cette maison aux personnes qui veulent passer des vacances à Olhao. Vous y serez très bien.

5 of of 5

Lovely apartment

By Anonymous on 30-Jun-2015

We had a lovely week at Lucie's apartment in Olhao. It is well equipped and furnished to a high standard, everything was exactly as it looks in the pictures. It was well maintained, clean and very comfortable. The apartment is situated in the old town where local people live, it is not in a holiday village and that is what we liked about it. For us it was a perfect location 10 mins walk to the sea front where there are many restaurants and local bars. We have visited Olhao several times before and we keep coming back. It is a working town with a relaxed attitude. There are lots to do from sightseeing, visiting the local markets which sell excellent fresh fish,and fruit & vegetables, boat excursions can be taken, there is something for everyone. Olhao and the beaches of the nearby islands which can be reached by ferry from Olhao are stunning, our favourite being llha da Culatra. The beaches are beautiful, clean and not over populated. We spent every day just relaxing, reading, walking, swimming in the clear blue sea, eating the fantastic seafood and drinking the lovely local wine.The weather was perfect. I can only recommend Lucie´s apartment it is a lovely base to explore Olhao and the nearby islands from. We would definitely book the apartment again.

5 of of 5

A gem within a gem

By Steve S on 14-Jun-2015

Concurring with the previous review the pictures do not give full justice to this fabulous apartment. Retuning to the eastern Algarve after a considerable length of time and choosing Olhao we were not to be disappointed. Lucie & Nicholas's gem of an apartment is very well thought out, providing whatever requirements might be needed for a complete holiday stay, a kitchen kitted out with the most generous battery of equipment..coffee makers ( three types!) juicers, a proper oven, quality equipment and utensils to prepare the fantastic food that this still relatively undiscovered Portuguese fishing port has to offer. Dining out on the open kitchen/lounge terrace enthralled to the nightly acrobatics of the tiny swifts flying high in the air was unforgettable. The very usable top terrace provides a Moroccan type rooftop panorama over Olhao. The peaceful cool bedrooms and great bathrooms topped off what we consider to be a real find of a holiday rental. Getting in to the rhythm of the town and its market hustle and bustle was a pleasure. Capping it off were the Caribbean type beaches and islands a short ferry ride away..one of them, Armona made a recent top ten listing as one of the planets most unspoilt beaches, which can't be bad. One cannot recommend this apartment too highly.

5 of of 5


By Paul J on 06-Jun-2015

This is a fantastic apartment, modern, clean and well equipped should you wish to cook either inside or out. The hosts are very attentive and happy to give some great recommendations for eating out. We thoroughly enjoyed the wine tasting by tuktuk and visiting the islands for great beaches. We would highlight the fact that this an apartment within the town so there is some noise which should be expected.

5 of of 5

A delight

By Susan W on 01-Jun-2015

We have visited Olhao twice a year for several years now, and could write our own guide book on rental properties, from the rustic and crumbling, to the uber cool. Over enthusiastic use of lighting and wide angle lenses do tend to lead to disappointment when you find yourself in a dark matchbox, but have not diminished our love affair with Olhao. This time was different. The photos of the property do not do it justice. It is spacious, light and airy, and a home from home equipped with everything you could possibly need. As an enthusiastic cook who thinks it criminal not to take advantage of the wonderful fish and produce available, the kitchen is a joy, as is the barbecue. Lucie and Nicholas are charming and helpful owners whose attention to detail ensure a perfect stay - needless to say we'll be back!

5 of of 5

Nice place to rest

By Gwenola D on 04-Sep-2014

Very nice apartment located in the heart of Olhao. We really enjoyed our stay. Nice living area with the terrace. Très bel appartement situé au coeur d'Olhao. Nous avons vraiment apprécié notre séjour. Belle pîèce à vivre avec la terrace.

5 of of 5

Wonderful stay in Olhao

By Sue & Gary on 08-Aug-2014

Just returned from 3 weeks at "Greystones". The apartment is well situated; only 5 minutes walk to the markets or to the PIngo Doce supermarket. There is an abundance of utensils in the well equipped kitchen. The dining terrace benefits from open plan access via the lounge's folding glass doors where you can find a traditional BBQ with a handy attached sink. Upstairs is delightful sun terrace with comfortable recliners and access to shade. The bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious, airy and furnished to a high standard. The owners Lucie and Nicholas are attentive and helpful. We would highly recommend this apartment it is a delight. Will be returning next year for another 3 week stay!

5 of of 5


By Ann& Jim on 23-Jun-2014

The accommodation far exceeded the our expectations Very well equipped and maintained. Shops supermarkets and bakers were all close at hand as were many restaurants and bars. we were looking for a relaxing holiday and the terraces at this property allowed us to do so. The owners could not do enough for us. I would definitely recommend this accommodation and would love to go back in the future. Excellent holiday.

Recommended for: Tourists without a Car, Age 55

5 of of 5

Super apartment

By Tina on 02-Jun-2014

We thought this was a lovely apartment. Excellently fitted out, had everything we needed. Great location in Olhao. Outside space was perfect. Had a super time, would definitely stay again.

4 of of 5

Among the Portuguese

By FAmily Laenen on 19-Apr-2014

Excellent apartment. Well equipped, very well situated between typical Portuguese houses. Although at the centre of Olhao, very quiet at night. A couple of minutes from bakery, fish market and sea. we liked most the nice terrace, with views on roof terraces, the nests of storks, and the whitewashed typical houses.
Recommended for: Sightseeing, Tourists without a Car, Age 55+, Families with Teenagers.

5 of of 5

Oh Olhao?

By S & K on 17-Oct-2013

The apartment is fantastic - exactly as described and as in the pictures. We were met at the airport by a friendly driver recommended by the owners and then greeted upon arrival and shown how everything worked - gas, alarm etc. - it was very clean - nice bedding etc. We really enjoyed our stay in Olhao - the fish market is amazing - also the fruit and veg etc opposite. Plenty of cafes and restaurants to choose from - nice staff - nice food. Portuguese wine very nice - and cheap !! We loved visiting the islands and took the trains to Faro and Tavira... it's a good service. We met the owners - Lucie and Nicholas a few times - very friendly and helpful folks. Thank you very much for a wonderful holiday.... S & K

5 of of 5

Guest comment

By on 05-Jun-2010

"You have a very beautiful apartment with such a well appointed and tasteful kitchen. We have been enjoying some nice dinners already on the terrace with a glass of Portuguese wine." "We have holidayed in Portugal for nearly 20 years, but this was definitely one of our best experiences. Everything in the apartment, kitchen, bathrooms, terraces, outside furniture were of an exceptionally high standard". "Your apartment was very nice - we made a lot of food there, because we love cooking and it was easy to find marvellous fresh ingredients in the markets, highlights were Rocha da Pena, nice but hot walk in totally different nature than the Algarve coast". "It was a lovely break. Thank you very much. The apartment was stunning and we couldn't have asked for a more relaxing and enjoyable time. Will definitely recommend the place to our friends and family" "Returning for third time, we just love the apartment" "What could you not like about such a well equipped apartment"

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