In the middle of the seaside town of Olhão, behind a wall of blue tiles is hidden the alluring townhouse Casa Azul 8. You will be amazed by the elegant ambiance that is created using a mix of Portuguese, Moroccan, and African design. Rightfully an eclectic interior.
Open the white shutters, let the bright light come in, settle yourself on the couch, and see local life go by in the picturesque street. The spaces flow into one another, the bedroom is adjacent to the living room, which leads to the fully equipped kitchen. Beautiful crockery is ready for your freshly prepared meals. The owners have an eye for the beautiful things in life. Being professionals in the fashion sector in Paris and Marrakech, it is not surprising that every detail is a feast for the eyes.
On the ground floor, you will find another bedroom and a bathroom with a shower, toilet, and sink. This bedroom opens to a delightful patio with a sitting area, and a staircase that brings you to the eye-catcher of the house, the large roof terrace! Here you will find a comfortable lounge spot at any time of the day; sunbeds, a dining table with an umbrella, benches in the shade, and chairs. A flight of steps brings you to another surprise; a shaded daybed from where you have gorgeous views over the cubist houses of Olhão with the sea in the distance. On the level of the roof terrace, you will find the third bedroom with ensuite bathroom.
Olhao is lively all year round, unlike other towns in Portugal that are extinct outside the summer months. Walk through the narrow streets, with photogenic colored houses. Go out for dinner on the waterfront or catch the water taxi to bounty beaches. The Saturday market is a cultural spectacle; a sensation for all senses!
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Casa Azul 8 is situated in the charming town of Olhão. Olhão has a major port and is the largest fishing port in the Algarve. It is a characteristic town, partly because of the colorful houses in Moorish and Cubist style, an influence resulting from the commercial ties with Africa.
Olhão is a city of many faces, the (industrial) fishing port, the long promenade with refreshing gardens, and a historic center with narrow streets and local cafes. Along the waterfront, you will find the market halls; which are a must for the wide variety of very fresh fish and seafood straight from the harbor and an extensive offer of locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables.
The market halls are surrounded by outdoor terraces; grab a seat here and enjoy the view of the boats while jazz music is playing in the local cafes.
Olhão is surrounded by "Ilhas"; islands with beaches and the Reserva Natural da Ria Formosa. This protected nature area offers fantastic hiking trails and you can spot as well rare birds. The two main beaches are Olhão Ilha da Colatra and Ilha da Armona which are all year round accessible by regular ferry from the jetty in Olhão (5-minute walk) or by a private water taxi boat that takes you there faster. The boat trip takes about half an hour and brings you to breathtaking beaches, without the tourism crowd that you are used to in the Algarve. There is as well a restaurant on one of the islands.
The wide sandy beach of Fuseta is a 20-minute drive away, while the charming town of Tavira is only 30 minutes in the direction of the Spanish border.
Faro airport is a 20-minute drive away.
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