The Space

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.

  • Accommodates: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bed: 1
  • Property type: House
  • Room type: Entire home/flat


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.

  • Welcome Hamper
  • Electric Oven
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Nespresso with Aeroccino & Capsules
  • Halogen Cooking Hob
  • Fully Equipped with utensils
  • Toaster
  • Kettle

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 and air-conditioning, capable of hot/cold settings.

Each guest will find a set of Egyptian cotton towels and a local handmade soap so you don’t have to worry about packing any of that in your bag.

  • Air Conditioning
  • TV with Cable
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Beachtowels, beach bag & parasol


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.

  • Queen-size bed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Percale cotton bed linens
  • Egyptian Cotton 3-piece towel set per guest


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

  • Rain Shower
  • Sink, WC & Bidet
  • Local Soaps & Shower Gel
  • Hair-dryer
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Numero de registro: 74/AL