Quinta Lusitana

Quatrim Norte 65Q- Olhão, Algarve
+351 963 345637

Close to the Ria Formosa Natural Park, a modern house that welcomes you the moment you step in. Swim in the pool, or head for the sea


2 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Bask on terraces in sun or shade; slip into a pool whose plants keep the water pure. This serene eco house, awash with light, has been built in the local style. It stands on a small hilltop near pastures and newish houses, and the view from the roof terrace is 360 degrees.

This is the edge of the amazing Ria Formosa, a series of lagoons teeming with wildlife, protected by islands of white sands. Catch the ferry from Olhão to the Ilha da Culatra and spend the day on a wild stretch of coast. You could chill out by the funky beach bar at the Farol end.

Hop in the car for pretty Moncarapacho (4km) to experience real Algarve cuisine. For seafood there’s the fishing town of Fuzeta (14km); catch the little ferry to Fuzeta beach. Browse the fish market of old Olhão (5km), a popular port with a wonderful Moorish feel.

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We think you'll love

  • The house, light, airy and extremely comfortable
  • Gliding through the reeds of the exquisite natural pool
  • This chemical-free house is built to the highest eco criteria
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You should know

  • You can see the motorway 1.5km away, but the sea breezes keep noise to a minimum
  • With the nearest shop and restaurant in Quelfes (1km) you need a car
  • The garden is not yet mature


  • 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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 2pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights. 7 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurans 5 minute-drive.


Nightly price
from €108
Weekly price
from €750
Damage deposit
1 House for 4
From €1082 beds2 bedrooms


A very comfortable, modern and tastefully decorated hill top house, that overlooks the rolling hills down to the Algarve coast. Perfect for those who just want to relax in a house that is uncomplicated but has been built to the highest technical specifications. Especially attractive for those with mobility problems or chemical allergies given it is an authentic and certified eco construction.

Carlos, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

The house lies between the villages of Quelfes and Laranjeiro, in a semi-rural area with a backdrop of rolling hills. The closest market town is Olhão (5km) and beyond is the unique Formosa Natural Park, with its tidal salt marshes and often deserted beaches. For a change of scene the Spanish border is a half-hour drive; visit the dazzling white river port of Ayamonte, and the beaches Canela and Moral, 7km south.

Local points of interest from Tamar Welti

  • The nearest town of Moncarapacho is a small inland rural town comprising several cafes with esplanades, some good and inexpensive restaurants, schools and small shops and residential streets which exude a calm, unhurried atmosphere.
  • Olhão is a busy, authentic modern town with an architectural patchwork of canning factories, warehouses and traditional fishing houses converted into bustling restaurants along the gardened and pedestrianised waterfront.
  • The Ria Formosa Natural Park is of particular wetland importance to bird life: as a breeding ground for many species, as a wintering ground for many birds from northern Europe, as a resting and feeding station for birds migrating between Africa and Europe.
  • A visit to the Monte Rosa organic olive oil farm shows the traditional way of pressing and collecting olives and one can sample and buy the exquisite olive oils the farm produces and retails to even the royalty of Sweden. Monte Rosa have wonderful premises
  • Nearby Moncarapacho is Vila Monte hotel which offer courses in gastronomy and traditional crafts, tours and yoga and meditation retreats and sessions. For some light sportive entertainment one can visit Bela Romão croquet lawn for a game and glass of Pimms
  • Nearby, in Estoi there are some small historic jewels well worth visiting, being the Palacio de Estoi and the Nucleo Museologico de Villa Romana de Milreu, ruins of a Roman village


Tamar Welti

The lets for this house are organised by Tamar Welti, owner of a Sawday’s Special Place near Santa Luzia: Quintamar. Her agency staff will meet and greet so you are guaranteed an excellent service.