Casa Candido

Olhão, Algarve
+44 (0)7779 172510

€110 - €249
per night
€770 - €1700
per week

A 200-year old townhouse on a charming cobbled street with stunning views from the terraces over rooftop Olhão and down to the sea


4 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

€110 - €249 per night

€770 - €1700 per week

The Experience

You’re just a two-minute walk from the centre of town and the harbour with its indoor covered fish market, so head down early for their famous clams and a myriad of other fresh produce straight from the boats. Bring your haul back to sleek granite worktops and plenty of space for prepping, or find an outdoor sink, comfy seating and barbecue up on the third-floor roof terrace. Views are Moorish: curved roofs, church spires, storks’ nests, mountains and sea.

Bedrooms (twin/doubles) are all a good size with tall ceilings, long windows with shutters, and gorgeous views over town: each has its own bathroom with walk-in showers. If the weather turns cold – which is rare in the Algarve – there is a wood-burner in the sitting room, but mostly you’ll be snoozing on sunbeds up the spiral staircase to the second roof terrace.

Stock up in the little store 20 metres from the door or spoil yourselves with supper at A do Fernando – a family-run place.

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We think you'll love

  • Watching the sunset from the roof terrace with the barbecue heating up
  • Being so near good restaurants, the harbour and the sea
  • Heading to the harbour and taking a ferry to the islands
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You should know

  • Parking is not outside - about 20 metres down the road and you can usually find a space
  • The bedroom on the first floor uses the bathroom on the ground floor


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming


Nightly price
from €110
Weekly price
from €770
1 House for 4
From €1104 beds2 bedrooms


Booking information

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Minimum stay: 5 nights.


We spent an entire month off-season here and were completely happy with the choice. The location of the enchanting house could hardly be better, all the important places such as supermarkets, ferries to the islands or the train station, can be reached in a few minutes on foot. The terrace offers a great all-round view. Reliable wifi was pretty important to us because we also had to work, it didn't even let us down. The kitchen is perfectly equipped. Heating with the air conditioning also worked impeccably. Communication with Katy was always friendly, straightforward, and helpful.

Edith, Germany

We used Katy's Olhao townhouse as a base to explore the Algarve over a 10 day visit. The home is very well-appointed, spacious and centrally located. When we had a rental vehicle, there was always free parking available on the streets nearby. Walking distance to everything in Olhao, and after a day of exploring, a great place to come back and relax. All amenities were as listed plus more. A very enjoyable stay all around!

Douglas, Ottawa

Katy’s place was great and she’s been a great host. The place is extremely well equipped, everything you may need will be there. Great roof, equipped with a mini fridge, bbq and comfortable sofa and seats. There were also sunbed on a higher point on the roof that overlooks the islands. Highly recommended.

Shady, Cairo

Great stay spent in this house which is very comfortable, perfectly located and well-equipped. Katy is responsive and quick to respond to questions. In short,... ideal house to discover this beautiful city of Olhao and have a lovely time in the Algarve.

Jean-Marie, Strasbourg

Fantastic place, beautifully renovated and in a great location. The two roof terraces have amazing views over the town. The kitchen is modern, the beds are comfy and the WiFi is excellent. You can’t really ask for more.

Alan, Sydney

Simply wonderful. Brilliantly located for great restaurants and taxi’s to brilliant beaches. The townhouse has been well renovated but still authentically Portuguese. You’ll love the roof terrace.

Jonny, London

What a delightful home, immaculately clean and well presented, very spacious with multiple areas to relax. The roof terrace and BBQ area were a real treat with great touches like the outdoor fridge. The location was on point with bustling restaurants and shops on the doorstep. I would highly recommend this property for a family or couple who want to get away and experience a little bit of luxury.

Graham, Dublin

Casa Candido was one of the highlights of our European vacation —if you are fortunate enough to book a stay in this stylishly decorated historical townhouse in the beautiful coastal town of Olhao, your only dilhemma will be to choose between the many fine dining local restaurants , the beautiful vast white beaches, or indeed how long to spend watching the many colours of the glorious sunset from the rooftop terraces - the latter a heavenly memory that will remain with us forever. Thank you Robin and Katy - we truly had a wonderful time

Vianne, New York

This beautifully renovated townhouse is the ideal base for exploring Olhão with its wonderful restaurants, and nearby islands and beaches. Soak up the sunshine and views from the fabulous roof terraces after a busy day exploring!

Florence, Sawday's Inspector

Beautiful house in the centre of Olhao, finished to a really high standard. Super comfortable, with A/C in the bedrooms which really helps you sleep when the temperature rises as it always does in high summer. Stunning tiled central staircase and not one but two terraces! We loved it and have already booked to return next year.

Max, London

Lovely contemporary townhouse. Superb views from roof terrace. Ideal location for beaches and superb restaurants. Tastefully furnished, immaculately clean , super comfortable king beds. Highly recommend.

Gillian, Argyll

Beautifully decorated traditional house with all the luxury of a modern home. Every detail has been catered for to a very high standard. The location is a two minute walk from restaurants and bars and also the access to the islands which have lovely beaches restaurants and bars . We loved staying in the hub of the local village and enjoyed the modern accommodation . Would highly recommend this house . It’s just really cool house in a really cool place.

Anne, Glasgow

This villa is a real hidden gem in the characterful and unique town of Olhao. It is tucked away on a quiet street, a few streets back from the lovely town centre with its wonderful markets, along with many great bars and restaurants. The decor of the villa is exceptional, is very clean and has everything you would need in a home away from home type of holiday. A short ferry ride or water taxi takes you to the beautiful islands of Armona and Farol, with its long stretching, quiet beaches and variety of great beach bars. We hope to return soon and would have no hesitation in recommending.

Sarah, Belfast

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The neighbourhood

Once you've explored all of the town you can hop on a ferry to the islands of Culatra or Armona - both have wonderful white sandy beaches. Go for a boat tour or a bike trip round the Ria Formosa natural park - there's plenty of flora and fauna to spot, including flamingos and maybe even dolphins. The old towns of Faro and Tavira are fascinating to explore.

Local points of interest from Katy McBurnie

  • 2014 THE TELEGRAPH​ The top 5 food and drink holidays in Portugal, “Shellfish in the Ria Formosa- If you want to try your hand at digging for razor clams or finding cockles and mussels, try the warm waters of the Ria Formosa. "
  • A popular past time in our family, suitable for all ages, is to jump in a water taxi and speed across to Farol, one of our local islands, where we while away the hours bathing, resting, exploring and of course enjoying the Portuguese hospitality.
  • If you would like to reach Faro - the nearest bustling city with historic town and harbour, just jump on the Olhao train and you are there in ten minutes.
  • My favourite spot in the morning is in a comfy armchair on the first terrace, calm and serene, enjoying a cup of tea. My favourite place in the evening is on the top terrace, relaxed on a lounger, overlooking the town, with a glass of Vino Verde in hand.
  • If you are a fan of all sport then there is a friendly sports bar, Prego@Fundo, minutes from the house, where you can watch sport on multiple screens inside or out, not to mention a pretty mean toastie.


Katy McBurnie

Robin and Katy live in the UK and letting Casa Candido is a new venture for them - they completely renovated the house themselves. They know this area and have been coming here for years. Anna from the clothes shop down the road will meet and greet you, then is on hand if you need her.