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Twin room - Portuguese Sea - Faro

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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White & blue spacious room with 2 single beds in a quiet neighborhood, 5min walking to downtown. Part of Casa aOrta (there are other 3 rooms for rent), you get access to
- patio & top terrace;
- kitchen;
- 2 bathrooms;
- living & dining room;
- season organic fruit & vegetables from my grandparents' garden when possible

The space

This room is 1 of 4 in Casa aOrta:

- over 60 years old, completely renovated house;
- decoration and features are a mix of traditional elements with simple/functional ones;
- Each room is unique, decorated after a book of a Portuguese author. In this case, the name is after a poem "Portugal Sea" in the book "Message" by Fernando Pessoa - read more at Casa aOrta's website.

Everybody shares:
- 2 bathrooms;
- one living room;
- one kitchen;
- a patio and a spacious terrace, where you can hangout, enjoy your meals and cigarettes.

Guest access

Breakfast is self-service, it's included and it comprises:
- milk, tea and coffee;
- Oranges, when it's season;
- bread and typical cakes;
- cheese, butter and sometimes ham
- homemade jam (sometimes tomato or pumpkin, because they're typical portuguese jams)
- season fruit, vegetables and tea from my grandparents' organic garden, whenever's possible.

Guests get access to:
- maps with tips for Faro, Algarve & other parts of Portugal
- 2 towels and bed sheets
- fullly equipped kitchen
- free wi-fi & TV
- hairdryer

The storage room is off limits.

Interaction with guests

I'll be in and out all the time and I'm happy to help, so ask me anything you'd like.

I provide a map of the town with points of interest upon arrival and some other useful informations. Throughout the stay, guests may find me occasionally in the house and ask questions. Otherwise, I'm available through text message or airBnB message.

Other things to note

The rooms are cleaned between 12h and 15h. If you need to check-out later then noon, please let me know.

License or registration number

I-7788/2014 - AL 184/14
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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 2 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 10AM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Lockbox


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Cleaning Fee £5
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 10AM

Feel free to use the kitchen, ask as many questions to the host as you need, smile and feel at home.

No smoking allowed inside, but there's a spacious terrace where you can smoke.

The common areas are shared with all guests and host so please try to keep things clean (i.e. rinse the sink, shower and washbasin after using it).

Quiet hours are from 23:00 (11pm) to 8:00 (8am).


Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

2 nights minimum stay

102 Reviews

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Nathalia User Profile
July 2017
Amazing house, with a great terrace to chill, great breakfast with delicious Portuguese cakes and really close to the historical centre. Absolutely loved the house and would definitely stay again

Lucy User Profile
July 2017
Brilliant private room in Faro, walking distance to the old town and Marina. Lilia is a great host, the restaurant recommendation was brilliant, wonderful Portuguese tapas. The house is very clean and well equipoise and the roof terrace is delightful. Thank you Lilia.

Caroline User Profile
December 2016
Lovely cosy place and Lília is really friendly, with lots of great tips on places to visit and eat. Had a great little relaxing break over Christmas.

Brendan User Profile
August 2016
Probably the best Air BnB we have ever stayed in!Lilia was a fantastic host providing fantastic local information, free Breakfast and Cakes! Would definately return!

Katie User Profile
May 2016
We had an extra special welcome from Lilia- we arrived on my birthday and there was a small birthday cake with candle waiting in our room when we arrived. Lilia emailed us useful information about buses from the airport, provided a map when we arrived showing places to see & good places to eat ( two of which we visited & definitely lived up to recommendation), and answered questions during our stay. I enjoyed reading the book by a Portuguese poet which was in our room, and there were lots of guidebooks, timetables etc available in the lounge area. It was great to be able to eat breakfast up in the roof garden. Lilia provided breakfast including fresh local fruit, and cakes as well as cereals, fresh bread etc. I was struck by how spotlessly clean everything was. Also very quiet even though we were in the city and only a short walk from the centre of Faro- very easy to explore the old city area. We would definitely go again and recommend to friends.

Marlowe User Profile
July 2014
Lilia was a great host. Even before we arrived she was very open and informative in her emails. In person, she was very friendly and well-prepared, showing us where to find breakfast ingredients and kitchen utensils and giving us a map of Faro, with Casa AOrta marked on it. The room and house were light, airy, stylish and thoughtfully set up for guests. We were delighted that the room looked exactly as in the photo - down to the rolled towels and chocolate on the beds. The spacious roof terrace was an unexpected bonus. She kept iced tea in the fridge for visitors, along with jams and fruit for breakfast - and delicious cakes from her father's bakery. With 6 people in the house the night we were there, she seemed to make everyone feel at home, with space and privacy enough for us all. Her recommendations for restaurants, bars, walks and supermarkets were spot on. I'd very happily stay there again.

Celine User Profile
May 2014
Lilia in Casa Aorta was simply the best host you can ever hope for. She picked us up from the train station and welcomed us into her house. She gave us some info about Faro. The kitchen is stocked with loads of amazing portuguese food for you to try and sample, there is a cute patio with tables for meals and a great roof terrace for a bit of sunbathing. The house is really well located and a 10min walk from the city centre. Faro itself was much nicer than my guide led me to beleive and we enjoyed great food (Lilia will be able to recommend a few local restaurants) and lovely walks and beaches. The room we stayed in was a twin room - it was really pretty and well decorated (like the rest of the house). The house itself has just been redecorated so everything is new and beautiful. I would completely recommend staying there as we really had the best stay there!

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Casa AOrta User Profile

Casa aOrta has been renovated to be a soulful Algarvian house. It has those typical features:
- terrace on top (used to dry figs and other fruits in the past);
- wooden floor in the bedrooms (4 for rent and 1 for me) and living room;
- old tile floor in the corridor;
- high ceilings as a temperature control mechanism;
- a service door to help maintain the house clean for the guests (that would go in through the main door);

And most of the furniture was renovated or transformed by myself.

I used to grow my own garden, because I like tasty veggies and fruits... It really makes a difference to me. Now I go to the sunday farmers' market and still bring fruits from my grandparents' organic garden, that my guests can eat too.

I am enthusiastic about getting to know the way things were back in the days and how they came to be as they are now. And I absolutely love design and art object made out of reclaimed objects!

I love to travel - I even believe I'm well traveled even though, now a days, most people my age are. When I travel I like to know how people really live there (habits, hang-out places, cuisine, expressions and so forth), so when someone comes to visit I like to give them all the highlights too. I'm pleased to help with any info you may need.

Languages: English, Español, Français, Português
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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