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L'Élégante, an exceptional town house

SuperhostOlhão, Faro, Portugal
Entire townhouse hosted by Martine
6 guests2 bedrooms4 beds2.5 baths
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Outstanding townhouse with private pool on the terrace, in the heart of Olhão's old town, 2 minutes from the sea.

The House comprises on the ground floor a living room, a kitchen and a toilet, upstairs 2 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms en suite,
 and a roof terrace with its private heated pool, solarium and summer kitchen.
Very luminous and crossing, it gives on a shared patio with its small fountain and proposes services of very high quality.

The space
With the current situation, it is the right time to treat yourself with a heaven of happiness and relaxation in a preserved piece of paradise.
Offer you a break, smile again and take time for yourself at last.
For a unique getaway, come and enjoy the sea breeze, the scent of orange blossoms and the sweetness of the spring sunshine in an exceptional setting at a very gentle price!
L'Élégante is part of a group of 5 small townhouses, each with its unique and refined style and decoration, organized around a fountain and a shared patio.

Just redesigned with the help of a great architect and local artisans, it offers comfort and understated luxury while respecting the soul and cubist architecture so special of the historic center of the old town of Olhão.

The house is decorated In a "campagne chic" French style , with dominant shades of white and gray and small touches of color. A very elegant decoration with games of mirrors and light. A small balcony overlooking the patio, to dream moonlight serenades on an air of Fado. A private pool on the rooftop terrace to relax.

I set about decorating it to create a bubble of calm and whiteness a little out of time, a parenthesis of serenity in the heart of the busy little streets, shops, restaurants and markets of the largest fishing port of the Algarve and Ria Formosa.

Cement tiles made individually by a master craftsman, unique pieces brought from various countries recalling the old Portuguese colonies, old doors and windows restored by a master carpenter, I wanted to preserve the soul and the often unknown history of Portugal and the Algarve.

All this is combined with today's comfort, quality beds (1.80m king bed, 2 beds of 0.90m), a silent reversible air conditioning and a high-performance WIFI installation (fiber) despite the walls thick. The kitchen is fully equipped with oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher (because we have something else to do on vacation ...), washer dryer, espresso machine (Dolce Gusto) And much more.

The summer kitchen, on the terrace, with fridge, sink and plancha, allows you to enjoy the softness and the sun of the Algarve and spend unforgettable evenings in front of a drink enjoying the shimmering pool.

This is also the time to find memories with Pac-Man, Super Mario, Mario Kart, The Legend of Zelda, Mega Man, Donkey Kong, F-Zero and all the others on the Nintendo Classic for wild parties at the aperitif time in front of a big screen.

The hot water and the heating of the pool are made by large solar panels, so it is typically more than 24 degrees from April to October. It is a swimming pool with salt, with perfect hygiene but without risk of allergies or red eyes.

Sheets, linens and towels are provided: all the comforts of a real guest house.

No need for a car to go shopping, eat in the restaurant, enjoy the Ria Formosa and access the beaches of the beautiful islands of Culatra, Farol and Armona.

L'Élégante is particularly well suited to accommodate two couples or a family with children.

Very complete high quality equipment, easy parking, WiFi, Nintendo console, smart TV 4K 55 ", Faro airport 15 minutes, possibility of renting electric bikes.

It is also possible to book the other houses which also have their own swimming pool to accommodate up to 22 people in an entirely private setting for events, seminars, hiking ... Do not hesitate to contact me!

Guest access
The house is available in its entirety and has its own private access on the street.

Keys are available in a combination safe near the door. However, whenever possible, I always try to welcome my guests in person.

Other things to note
The house is prepared with the necessary for your first continental breakfast:
- Milk - Orange juice - Butter - Jam
- Fresh bread
- Coffee - Tea - Chocolate - Sugar

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Outstanding townhouse with private pool on the terrace, in the heart of Olhão's old town, 2 minutes from the sea.

The House comprises on the ground floor a living room, a kitchen and a toilet, upstairs 2 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms en suite,
 and a roof terrace with its private heated pool, solarium and summer kitchen.
Very luminous and crossing, it gives on a shared patio with its small fountain a…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Breakfast
Wifi
Heating
Dryer
Air conditioning
Kitchen
Pool
Dedicated workspace
Iron
Hair dryer

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Olhão, Faro, Portugal

The house is located in the heart of the historic center of Olhão: the Baixa; 2 minutes from the seaside promenade.

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Historically, Olhão is the largest fishing port in the Algarve. This is still visible today with its superb red brick market built by Eiffel, open every morning and which offers directly to producers all products of the sea of ​​absolute freshness, as well as locally grown fruits and vegetables.

Having had the Arab influence for several centuries, Olhão, the cubist city, has a soul and a truly unique architecture, made of houses with flat roofs, small streets where it is good to stop at a terrace for lunch or just take a glass and multiple shops. Located east of Faro, it has retained its authenticity and resisting concreting unfortunately too common a few tens of kilometers further west.

Olhão is at the heart of Ria Formosa. This lagoon which extends over 60 km is the happiness of nature lovers. It is the largest bird reserve in Europe, located on the migration route. It is enough to look up to see the many stork nests that nest and raise their young during the winter.

Being located in a lagoon, there are no beaches directly in Olhao, which has helped to preserve the city from mass industrial tourism. But for a few euros and in a few minutes, the water bus will take you to spend the day or afternoon on the sublime beaches of the totally unspoilt little islands of Culatra, Farol and Armona where kilometers of fine sand await you to feel alone in the world!
The house is located in the heart of the historic center of Olhão: the Baixa; 2 minutes from the seaside promenade.

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Historically, Olhão is the largest fishing port in the Algarv…

Hosted by Martine

Joined in October 2014
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J'ai la passion des belles choses, du soleil, de la mer et des grands espaces en liberté. J'ai énormément voyagé dans ma vie, vécu plein de cultures et d'échanges, ramené beaucoup de souvenirs et d'objets. Je vis depuis quelques années maintenant près d'Olhão, un petit bout de paradis tout au sud du Portugal. J'y ai découvert la gentillesse de ses habitants, le charme adorable de la ville et de la région, la beauté sauvage de la Ria Formosa et de ses iles et aussi son soleil qui illumine ma vie toute l'année et que je veux vous faire partager!
J'ai la passion des belles choses, du soleil, de la mer et des grands espaces en liberté. J'ai énormément voyagé dans ma vie, vécu plein de cultures et d'échanges, ramené beaucoup…
During your stay
I am always available to answer your questions. I also put at your disposal maps of the city, maps of a selection of bars and restaurants (with discounts) and activities.
There is also a possibility of renting electric bicycles, ideal means of transport in the region.
I am always available to answer your questions. I also put at your disposal maps of the city, maps of a selection of bars and restaurants (with discounts) and activities.
Ther…
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Checkout: 12:00 PM
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