Ria Formosa Townhouse


This exceptionally elegant townhouse, in the historic heart of Olhão, is built around a central courtyard and spread over 3 levels, with a rooftop swimming pool as well as various terraces from where you can enjoy skyline vistas over the surrounding town, all the way to the Ria Formosa estuary. The property offers a luxurious stay for groups of up to 24 guests, looking for total relaxation or to celebrate a special occasion. It is also ideal for a unique event or a corporate get-together, being only 15 minutes away from Faro airport with its wide range of airline connections.

Guests are able choose from several add-ons to the rental, from a range of wellness treatments, the services of a chef, or a totally bespoke programme with a dedicated house manager to help ensure everything runs smoothly. There is also a meditation sanctuary room; a games room with a pool table; a yoga deck with equipment provided. The Ria Formosa Townhouse has been wired to provide Wi-Fi throughout, but in aid of a total switch-off stay there are no televisions in the property and guests are asked not to use phones or laptops on the terraces and common areas. However on request, a home cinema can be set up in the library for a special movie night!

Recently refurbished using local craftsmen and artisans to maintain the traditional architectural style yet offering contemporary design and comfort, the Ria Formosa Townhouse has thick walls, tiled or wooden floors, vaulted ceilings and ceiling fans, all of which make it super cool in the summer heat. The two tower suites are reached via the top terrace each benefitting from a private terrace, but are more suited for those who don’t mind a few steps.


Ground floor - Five en-suite bedrooms each with a shower bathroom and walk-in rain shower.
Upper floor - Five en-suite bedrooms each with a shower bathroom and walk-in rain shower (one suite also with a bath).
The tower suites (on 2 levels) - The 2 towers each host an exceptional bedroom and bathroom suite, with private terrace


Two treatment rooms
Meditation room
Games room with pool table
Rooftop swimming pool terrace with shower and cloakrooms, plus loungers & terrace furniture & pool bar


The townhouse is located in Olhão. The town is famous for its fish and seafood. The waterfront is a mere 10 minute walk away from the Townhouse and there are 2 fabulous markets at the water’s edge (fish to the right, fresh fruit, veg & meats to the left) as well as a host of restaurants, cafes and bars. The islands of Armona, Culatra, Farol and Deserta are easy to get to – you can either take a small ferry which runs multiple times per day during the summer or a river taxi. They all go from the same place, just 150m east along the waterfront from the market.

  • Rooftop swimming pool terrace
  • Pool heating available on request at an additional charge and to be paid locally
  • Pool bar
  • Private terrace
  • Yoga deck with equipment provide
  • BBQ
  • Two treatment rooms
  • Ceiling fans
  • Games room with a pool table
  • Library
  • Meditation room
  • Chef service available
  • Maid service included 6 times a week with a weekly linen change and mid-week towel change
  • Add-ons to rental agreement available on request eg wellness treatments
  • Within walking distance to markets, restaurants, cafes and bars
  • Within walking distance to ferry boats and water taxis
  • We do require a damage deposit on all bookings, 7 days prior to departure via a secure online page. This damage deposit is held against your card and is released back to your card on your return, subject to no damages. The damage deposit value will differ for weddings / celebrations.

Approximate location shown for guidance only. Contact us for precise details.

Nearest Amenities
TypeNameDistance km
BarSeca-Bebidas E Divertimentos Do Algarve, Lda.0.00
Grocery StoreVitorino Conceição Rodrigues0.04
RestaurantBom demais0.04
DoctorConsultório Médico Mata Arthur0.19
PharmacyFarmácia Rocha0.19
Cash MachineBanco BPI0.20
BankBanco BPI0.20
Per Week
15th Aug 2022 to 3rd Sep 2022£24,926
3rd Sep 2022 to 1st Oct 2022£21,109
1st Oct 2022 to 5th Nov 2022£17,528
5th Nov 2022 to 17th Dec 2022£14,634
17th Dec 2022 to 31st Dec 2022£22,113
31st Dec 2022 to 2nd Jan 2023£13,667

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