The Casa Opala

algarve, portugal
2 bedroom - 2 bath
(1 review)
Travel dates:
€154 - €293 per night (EUR)
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Property perks

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Perks for the Parents

This delightfully-restored Moorish townhouse with fantastic roof terrace and plunge pool is in the heart of historical Olhão, a lively fishing port near Faro. It sleeps 4 + 1. Perfect for a sunny break in the Algarve, it has everything a family would need, from a fully-equipped kitchen to a refreshing outdoor shower and rooftop dining area. The house is 400m from the waterfront with ferries taking you to islands with family-friendly beaches.

Why Kids Love it

The house has a rooftop plunge pool and a selection of items for young children. The house is suitable for 4 adult guests (2 double beds) + optional 2 sleeping couches for children @ at an extra 20% daily cost per child (Max 2 children extra) and a travel crib plus linen and a high chair can be added for €25 per stay. The town itself is great for kids, with beaches nearby and plenty of boats to watch. plus Zoomarine water park, best reached by waterboat. The dining area seats 6; outside there are 4 chairs and bench, plus a pergola.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 3 nights from 1st November - 31st March. 7 nights from April - October (with bookings only accepted on a Saturday - Saturday basis) and from 14th December - 11th January. The hosts will offer a reduction for 7-night stays in low or mid season - ask for details when booking. There is a weekly €125 charge for cleaning and utilities, with the first charge of €125 being built in to the booking cost. Cot/Babybed, high chair and baby linen can be provided for €25 per stay, with an extra charge after 7 nights. Note that the 2 flights of steep stone stairs are not gated, and the pool is ungated. This is a very vertical house and may not suit those with toddlers. Children will need supervision on the roof terrace and in and around the pool. Basic toys ie dominos and card games are provided. There is free public parking on the street. Car rental strongly recommended. Bedding, towels and WiFi are included. No smoking. Note that the property has no TV or DVD but does have WiFi throughout. When a booking is accepted, all lead guests will be sent a SEF Registration form by the host that must be completed and returned prior to check in. NOTE: Tourist tax : 1st May till 31 Oct €2,00 per day max of 5 days : €10,00 per stay per guest older than 16 years. 1st November till 30 April €1,00 per day max of 5 days €5,00 per stay per guest older than 16 years. Tourist Tax must be paid directly to the host on check in.

About the Location

The residence is in the heart of Olhão, a fishing town in the Algarve with a busy waterfront and charming cobbled streets. Fish restaurants and the regular weekly market are colorful and popular with visitors; beaches are just a short drive away, as are the sandy islands Culatra and Armona. The colourful town of Tavira is a short distance away. It is 10 minutes’ drive from Faro Airport. There are beaches a 7-8km walk through the dunes from the house plus Fuseta beach, a 10-minute drive away, along with Praia d'el Rai, 11 km away, which can be reached by a small train.

Accommodation Details

This 2-bedroom residence has a fully-equipped kitchen with induction hob. The ground floor has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. One bedroom has an ensuite bathroom; both bedrooms have queensize beds. On the first floor is a living area with 2 single sofa beds, plus a dining area and sliding doors opening onto the outdoor sitting area. On the top floor is the private rooftop terrace, with pool and lounge area, comfortable chairs and views over the old town.

Style Notes

Modern Moorish. This Moorish-style property with private rooftop pool is a beautiful old fisherman's house restored to its former glory. With whitewashed walls, shutters, a unique wooden bannister and flagstone floors, it is uncluttered and uses modern clean lines to great effect. We love the black Eames-style chairs and the sunny rooftop deck and pool.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
2 queen
2 sofa bed (double)
sleeps 1
1 baby crib
Richard W.
Member since January 11, 2017
Our favorite traveling destination is Portugal

Algarve, Portugal

Beaches, golf and sunshine

If you like golf, sunshine and beaches, you’ll love the Algarve. Portugal’s sunny spot gets 3,000 hours of sunny blue skies every year and entertains far more sun seekers than that on its highly accessible sandy beaches. For an easy beach break from just about everywhere in Europe, look no further. Beyond the beach, kids love the water slides at Aqualand, boat trips and meeting the monkeys at Zoo de Lagos.

1 review

Gambledown F.
Visited in March 2018
This is a gem of a home. Lovely attention to detail. And although we never met the host everything we needed was there. And easy to use. (It is too cold to swim in the pool if the weather is cold.)