Winter Rentals Programme

Winter in Olhão, Algarve, Portugal

Special Monthly Rates: 1st November—31st March

  • One-bedroom apartment: 750€ /month
  • Two-bedroom apartment: 875€ / month
  • Three-bedroom apartment: 1,000€ / month

A traditionally Portuguese town, and a little off the tourist radar, Olhão lies on the southern coast of Portugal, at the end of the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, about 10 kilometres east of the Algarve capital, Faro. Olhão is essentially and historically linked to the local fishing industry, and, unlike more touristic areas, isn’t a “ghost town” during the winter. Life goes on as normal, with restaurants and bars, frequented by both locals and visitors, open year-round—and there are many excellent restaurants! Along the seafront and its side streets, you can find everything from traditional Portuguese, to the more international. For dining in, supermarkets are within walking distance, and the Municipal Market along the seafront sells fresh seafood, vegetables, fruit, and other locally-produced products. There’s always a lively atmosphere in the morning when the daily catch comes in. Although a slow pace may be your goal, there’s no shortage of things to do in and around Olhão, whether fishing trips, shellfish collecting, sightseeing, golf, shopping, cinema or theatre suit your fancy. Olhão’s famous islands, with their white sands and virtual absence of construction, can be easily reached from the town by either ferry or water taxi.

To view photographs and descriptions of the properties in our Winter Rental Programme, click on the Rentals tab in the Menu bar, and check out property references MV13/4A, MV3/0C, MV17/4, JU3/1D, V03/1F and FU8/1D



  • 50% of first month’s rent in advance, payable at the time of reservation
  • Refundable security deposit, in the value of one and a half month’s rent, is due on arrival (it’s refunded on departure, after inspection of the property and payment of the final electric bill).
  • The property should be maintained in good condition and returned in the same condition as it was rented out.
  • A compulsory clean by Privilege Homes staff is required at least once every two weeks and includes cleaning of windows and glass in balcony. The guest is responsible for paying these cleaning costs at 10€ per hour.
  • Guests are responsible for payment of all electric bills for the period of the contract. (A meter reading is taken on the first and last day of the rental.)
  • Other utilities (water, gas, internet and TV services) are included in the rental price.
  • One set of linen and towels is provided for the stay.
  • Rent is due by the 7th day of the month.