The Marmalade House, in the Historical Center

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Enjoy an exclusive and relaxing getaway in our traditional ‘cubist’ town house. Located right in the center of the picturesque and historical fishing town of Olhão. Less than a minutes stroll from the restaurants, markets, cafes and ferries to the quietest beaches in the Algarve.

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We are currently supporting social distancing by allowing full self-check-in for our guests as well as updating our cleaning regime in-line with CDC recommendations. This includes cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and cleaning equipment, using disposables and ventilation of the house thoroughly between stays. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask us!

The Marmalade House

A stunning house renovation in the historic bairro of Olhão. Just 100m from the seafront and ferries to unspoilt beaches; one of the Algarve's best kept secrets. Sleeps 2 people.

The Marmalade House is located in the picturesque fishing village of olhão, a stone’s throw from Faro and is the perfect getaway for those who want to experience the unspoiled Algarve, but be close enough to all the other attractions.

Winding cobbled streets lead down to the waterfront markets for the freshest of ingredients and an abundance of incredible restaurants and wine bars. So why not sit down and watch the perfect sunset across the river while enjoying a glass of wine. Minutes away a boat ferry will take you on a picturesque ride to some of the best beaches in the Algarve, a lot more peaceful than others.

There is a strong Moorish influence in the town and many of the houses like ours are composed of a ground floor, first floor and a flat roof, called an ‘açoteia’, originally used for drying almonds and figs, but now making a perfect place to sunbathe or have an evening drink looking across the ancient rooftops towards the sea.

No expense has been spared in renovating this stunning little house with local craftsmen seamlessly marrying the old with the modern facilities guests now expect. Intricately worked brick domed ceilings, renovated hardwood doors and exposed stone walls abound. It has been fully furnished with classic pieces that give this little house a romantic feel.

In keeping with tradition, the bedroom is situated downstairs, guaranteeing it stays cool during the hot summer nights. Thick wooden shutters, a spectacularly renovated brick arch ceiling and typical Portuguese tiled floors make up the main structure of the room. It is equipped with air conditioning, for ultimate comfort.

The bedroom features a romantic queen-size iron bed, with high quality spring mattress and percale cotton linens, covered with plenty of pillows so you can lay back and relax. Brass and crystal chandeliers complete the rooms romantic look making it perfect for a getaway for two.

The newly renovated bathroom features a bath with a beautiful brass ‘rain shower’, WC and spacious sink.
Each guest will find a set of 3 Egyptian cotton towels and a local handmade soap so you don’t have to worry about packing any of that in your bag.

The kitchen is upstairs and opens to the living room. It is equipped with a high quality full electric oven, with halogen hob and extractor fan, fridge with freezer compartment and a large granite worktop that allows plenty of room for your cooking.

The kitchen is supplied with a Nespresso coffee machine, kettle and toaster but is also fully equipped with all the cooking utensils and crockery you’ll need to cook yourself a fantastic meal. You’ll have some essentials to start you off, including plenty of tea and a selection of coffee capsules.

Living Room:
The sliding doors open up completely, making the shaded varanda an extension of the living room, the perfect scenery to have a romantic meal al fresco among the lemon trees.

It is a space designed for ultimate relaxation with a iron day bed covered in soft cushions, ideal for lounging on a hot afternoon while the gentle sea breeze cools you down.

The living room is equipped with a flat-screen cable TV.

Like all original houses in Olhao the stairs are steep but ours have been remodelled and are better than many. There is good ambient light and wrought iron handrails to further improve the access. It has ancient stone walls and Santa Catarina tiled floors which keep the property cool on a hot summers day. As the ceilings and walls are ancient please expect a small desegregation of mortar.

There is a perfect little eating terrace off the living room with a table and chairs that can be brought in if needed. From here stairs lead up to the rooftop terrace which has a charming view across the rooftops towards the sea - visible on the horizon. At night you should be able to glimpse the lighthouse at Farol, a sandbank island - warning ships on the Atlantic side of the island.
The roof terrace has sun loungers and an inbuilt BBQ. It is also fully equipped with electric points and lighting.

Included services:
Beds are made up for arrival with percale cotton linens, 2 sets of pillows, goose feather duvet and a throw. One set of 2 Egyptian bathroom towels per guest. Linens and towels are changed weekly however changes can be arranged. A beach towel is supplied per guest along with a beach bag and a parasol.
We also include a set of local soaps.
The kitchen is supplied with some essentials including: tea bags, nespresso coffee capsules, local sea salt, black pepper, virgin olive oil, white wine vinegar, butter, milk and sugar.
We keep an updated local guide recommending the best sightseeing, restaurants and bars in the area - Includes local services information.
A welcome basket including a bottle of wine, red or white, piri-piri sauce, local dried fruits, home made preserve, sardine pate, olives and local biscuits. The contents of the welcome basket may vary depending on availability and period of stay.

Extra services:
Airport pick up and drop off service – We are more than happy to pick you up and drop you off at faro Airport for a small extra charge (15€)
Extra Towel set - We will supply you with a new set of towels every 7 days but you can request a fresh set at any time. Each set of extra towels will have a cost of 5 euros.

Amenities / Facilities:
Flat screen TV with 130 cable channels. HDMI input and USB input.
High speed wireless internet – unlimited usage.
Fully equipped barbeque with utensils and a fresh bag of coals.
Fridge, hob/stove, iron, ironing board, oven, coffee machine, toaster, kettle
Air Conditioning throughout.

Wat deze plek aanbiedt

Gratis parkeren op straat
Tv met Standaard kabel-tv
Terras of balkon
Bagage-opslag toegestaan
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Olhão, District Faro, Portugal

In order to retain the wonderful original terrace further accommodation was not put on the roof. This house ideally suit couples. We are local and always available for any emergency or guidance.

The Marmalade House is in the bustling heart of Olhao, and life in Rua 31 de Janeiro is local and authentic. The real Portugal complete with hustle and bustle of daily life not a standard holiday resort - and that’s exactly what we love about it. The street is pedestrianised and spared of any traffic noise. The roof unlike many properties is not overshadowed by neighbouring properties so offers a wonderful sun trap especially in winter, with amazing sunsets.

Aangeboden door Tatiana

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I am 36 years old and was born in Olhao, South of Portugal. I have a degree in Architecture, from the Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon, and have been a practicing architect for the last 14 years . I am also self-taught cook who has developed my expertise in cooking and food over the last 20 years. In 2010 I moved to Swansea in the UK and opened a Cookery School. After realizing that the I missed the sun, the food and amazing weather I decided to move back to Olhao where I bought and restaured these beautiful houses. In addition to running my architecture practice, I am a food correspondent and writer for publications in the UK.
I am 36 years old and was born in Olhao, South of Portugal. I have a degree in Architecture, from the Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon, and have been a practicing architect for…


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We are local and always available for any emergency or guidance.
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