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Casa da Luz


Townhouse with patio, plunge pool, sunny terraces and dramatic views over Olhão.


Newly restored, this expansive 18th century home features a bowered dining patio, private pool and gorgeous suntrap terraces. Sleeps 6-8.


Casa da Luz is a step away from the Igreja Matriz church, making Olhão’s famous seafront markets but a short stroll away. A friendly ferry or water taxi ride transports you from the esplanade to the dreamy, timeless islands of Culatra and Armona where peace, beaches and sea breezes are yours for the asking. Most of our guests do without a car.


The ground floor features a huge food lover’s kitchen which opens out onto the patio and to the enormous vaulted living area with its rustic table for 16, and its custom-built sofa from where all the tribe can hang out and enjoy the sound system.

There’s also a guest loo and an en-suite bedroom on this floor. 


Upstairs finds two more lovely en-suite bedrooms and a separate utility room. Step onto the terrace and there’s another en-suite bedroom, 2 pairs of sun loungers and the small pool. Above this floor there’s another suntrap terrace with bench seating; it runs the length of the house. Stairs tiled with reclaimed Santa Catarina terracotta lead to the shaded top terrace, which offers both soaring views over Olhão to the sea and very comfy wraparound loungers for you take in (and shoot!) the breeze. 


Casa da Luz has been designed to take best advantage of both Olhão’s stunning sunshine and her welcome sea breezes. There’s also underfloor heating (and fibre optic broadband wi-fi) throughout the house, making it cosy, comfortable and practical all year round.

Rates are in Euro for the current year.

                            WEEK      WEEK       DAY

                                  3 bedr         4 bedr

01MAR - 30APR       n.a          n.a                  

01MAY - 30JUN       n.a          n.a                  


01JUL - 31AUG        n.a          n.a                  

01SEP - 30SEP        n.a           n.a                  

01OCT - 31OCT        n.a           n.a                  



Standard stay is 7 nights

The change-over day is Sunday, flexible in low season

All linen, towels are provided including beach towels

The house is unsuitable for children under 10

Non-smoking house; no pets

Wi-fi is provided free throughout the house

Extra charge for electricity/gas in colder months according to consumption


A non-refundable minimum 30% deposit secures your booking; the entire balance is payable 6 weeks before your arrival date

Arrival and Departure


The house is available from 16.00 on the arrival day 

On departure it must be vacated by 10.00. 

Late arrivals and departures may be possible by separate arrangement


Accommodation and Facilities


Property type: house, semi-detached

Accommodation type: self-catering

Floor area: 300 m2


Kitchen: 3 refrigerators and 1 freezer; 5 burner dual fuel range cooker with 2 ovens; dishwasher; kitchen table for 3 / 4 people

Laundry Room: 9kg washing machine; ironing board and iron; utility sink; outside clothes airer

Living Room: seating for 16 people

Dining Room: seating for 16 people

Patio: seating for 12 people

Bathrooms: 4 bathrooms

Bathroom 1: basin, WC, shower, heated towel rail

Bathroom 2: basin, WC, shower, heated towel rail

Bathroom 3: basin, WC, shower

Bathroom 4: basin, WC, shower, heated towel rail

Bedrooms: 4 bedrooms, sleeps maximum 8 people (2 per bedroom)

Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed 

Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed 

Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed

Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed

Outside: 4 terraces, rooftop pool, seating and lounging areas

WI-FI Internet access

Plug in Stereo System for most devices


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