Whole house
861 ft²
City view
Free WiFi
Air conditioning
Private bathroom
Non-smoking rooms

Situated in Olhão, 11.8 miles from Island of Tavira and 12.4 miles from Church of São Lourenço, The Salt House features air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. The property has sea and river views, and is 21.1 miles from Vilamoura Marina.

The holiday home features 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with city views.

Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at the holiday home.

Lethes Theatre is 6.8 miles from The Salt House, while Carmo Church & Bones Chapel is 6.8 miles from the property. The nearest airport is Faro Airport, 13 miles from the accommodation.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 10 for a two-person trip.

The Salt House has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 16 Mar 2017.

Distance in property description is calculated using © OpenStreetMap

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (10.0)


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Accommodation Type
1 double bed
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Closest beach
  • Armona Ria Beach

    9.0 Superb beach
    1.8 miles from property
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Hosted by Tatiana Bento

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Tatiana Bento
Enjoy an exclusive and relaxing getaway in our traditional, newly renovated ‘cubist’ town house. Located right in the center of the picturesque and historical fishing town of Olhão. You’ll really feel like part of the town with less than a minutes stroll from the main avenue and markets. A stunning house renovation in the historic bairro of “sete cotovelos” in Olhão. Just 100m from the seafront and ferries to unspoilt beaches; one of the Algarve's best kept secrets. Sleeps 2 people. The Salt House is located in the picturesque fishing village of olhão, a stone’s throw from Faro and is the perfect getaway for those who want to experience the unspoiled Algarve, but be close enough to all the other attractions. Winding cobbled streets lead down to the waterfront markets for the freshest of ingredients and an abundance of incredible restaurants and wine bars. So why not sit down and watch the perfect sunset across the river while enjoying a glass of wine. Minutes away a boat ferry will take you on a picturesque ride to some of the best beaches in the Algarve, a lot more peaceful than others.
I am 34 years old and was born in Olhao, South of Portugal. I have a degree in Architecture, and have been a practicing architect for the last 10 years . I am also self-taught cook who has developed my expertise in cooking and food over the last 20 years. In 2010 I moved to Swansea in the UK and opened a Cookery School. After realizing that the I missed the sun, food and amazing weather I decided to move back to Olhao where I bought this beautiful house. In addition to architecture, I am a food correspondent and writer for publications in the UK.
The Salt House is in the bustling heart of Olhao, and life in Travessa do Pacheco is local and authentic. The real Portugal complete with hustle and bustle of daily life not a standard holiday resort - and that’s exactly what we love about it. The street is pedestrianised and spared of any traffic noise. The balcony unlike many properties is not overshadowed by neighbouring properties so offers a wonderful sun trap especially in winter, with amazing sunsets.
Languages spoken: English,Spanish,Portuguese
Property surroundings *
Quality rating
Booking.com rated the quality of this property as 4 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.
Facilities of The Salt House
No parking available.
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Freedom to eat when you want
  • Dining table
  • Coffee machine
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
  • Linen
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Living Area
Space for everyone to be together
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • TV
Room Amenities
Extra comfort
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Soundproofing
  • Private entrance
  • Iron
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Sit back and relax
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun terrace
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
  • Beach
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
  • River view
  • City view
  • Sea view
  • View
Building characteristics
  • Private apartment in building
  • Semi-detached
  • Bicycle rental Additional charge
  • Shuttle service Additional charge
  • Car hire
  • Airport shuttle
  • Airport pick up Additional charge
  • Airport drop off Additional charge
  • Adult only
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
Sustainable initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules

The Salt House takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 16:00 hours

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in

You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.


Until 11:00 hours


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Payments by Booking.com

Booking.com takes your payment on behalf of the property for this stay, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please inform The Salt House in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

License number: 41353/AL

FAQs about The Salt House

  • The Salt House is 350 yards from the centre of Olhão.

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a balcony. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at The Salt House on this page.

  • The Salt House has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 1 bedroom

    For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • The Salt House offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Beachfront
    • Bicycle rental
    • Beach

  • The prices at The Salt House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a terrace. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at The Salt House on this page.

  • The nearest beach is just 0.6 miles from The Salt House.

  • Check-in at The Salt House is from 16:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • The Salt House can accommodate the following group size:

    • 2 guests

    For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.