Summer Agenda 2023

The Algarve is known for its vibrant summer agenda, which every year offers something for everyone.

From music festivals and art exhibitions to food and wine tastings, sports competitions, and cultural celebrations, the region presents an incredible lineup of events. Get ready to immerse yourself in a whirlwind of entertainment as we explore what’s happening across the Algarve during July, August, and September, in 2023.


Festival MED, Loulé

Marrion Dickmann: Hospitality at Heart

Marrion is the friendly face you’ll meet when you arrive at one of our houses.

With great love for hospitality, Marrion always dreamed to become an airline hostess so she could travel the world. In 1999 she came to Portugal, which she calls home, since then. I invited her for a coffee, on a sunny terrace (and day) — and we had a wonderful conversation about the art of making someone feel at home, away from home.

What’s on in the Algarve

Algarve Housing rent nice villa’s in the Algarve. Just recovering from the fantastic Festival Med, a five days world music festival in the Centre of Loule, that have attracted 25000 visitors! Don’t miss it next year! It is summer in the Algarve, and lots going on, we just give you a few tips for coming week:
Carvoeiro, till the 31st of August, Monte Santo will welcome the Belgian artist Michele Frederickx´s exhibit, entitled “Nature in Progress”. The Vermissage is scheduled for July 1st,at 6 p.m. and the painter will be on hand to share her inspirations with all guests. Admission to the event is free of charge and includes an enjoyable cocktail.
Call 00351 282 321 000 or visit:

Until 5 July – First gastronomic festival of seafood in Cacela, Vila Real de Santo Antonio. Special seafood and fish dishes on menus at participatin restaurants.

Call 00351 281 952 434

July 3-5 – Algarve classic cars event based at Tivoli Marinotel in Vilamoura. A total of 160 cars will be taking part in this event across the Algarve. For a full programme

visit: or call 00351 289 412 880/00 351 967 165 555

July 10 and 11 – Silves

Fashion weekend at Praca do Municipio de Silves from 10 pm. Catwalk shows with
clothing form local shops and young fashion designers.

July 11 – 25 July Dance of the bears exhibition will be exhibited at Praia do Carvoeiro. Inspired by the Buddy Bears exhibition in Berlin in 2002, Karl Heinz Stock has coordinated the works of a team of sculptors and artists to develop his own Dance of the Bears show. Free to visit. Call 00 351 282 431 036

July 4 – Café Ingles in Silves, Rua do Castelo. At 6 pm there is an opening of an art exhibition of Marion Riddering and sculptures of Petra van Allen . Plus wine tasting Barranco Longo. More information Silvio Silva: 00351 919 766 565

So, if you are on Holiday in Algarve staying at one of our properties or somewhere else we hope that you found this information useful. Why not subscribe to our blog tofind out more.

Warm Regards,


Festival Med – 5 day Music Festival held in Loule (24 – 28 Jun 2009)

The best of the Mediterranean comes to Loulé in the Algarve every summer for a music, dance and arts extravaganza. Festival Med welcomes renowned world music stars from Morocco, Spain, Italy, Greece and Portugal for this cultural concoction.

This is a fantastic event, especially for tourists seeking versatility in what the Algarve lifestyle can offer. Additionally to great music, expect to see plenty of other forms of art including hand-crafts, dance performances and street theatre. For 5 days, the historic surroundings of Loulé will tempt you with scents from traditional cuisine from each of the countries taking part in the event.

The MED festival, organized by Loulé Municipal Council, plays host this year to some well renowned music figures, including the Orquestra Buena Vista Social Club ®, La Notte della Tarranta feat. Stewart Copeland and Horace Andy & Dub Asante.

Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club


Music, or more specifically World Music, forms the basis of the festival and, after six editions of the event, definitely takes pride of place at the MED. Apart from the two main stages, there will be a further three secondary stages where promising artists will be performing.

To further entice you with this annual event, Festival Med has also been nominated into the category ‘Best Cultural Events’ at the Gala of Events 2009. Decked out with its’ multicoloured decorations, Loulé opens welcoming arms, inviting you to this 5 day festival for you to enjoy during your stay within the Algarve… expect it to be one of the events of the summer!!

Click this previous posting to find out more about the area of Loule itself


24 – 28 Jun 2009 (annual)



Pack your Picnic and enjoy May Day in the Algarve

Gather your family and friends and experience the Portuguese May Day tradition.

The first of May is May Day, an international celebration of workers’ solidarity and has always been a festival of fun, right from its early beginnings and, despite isolated outbreaks of violence during political May Day rallies around the world, in modern times, it continues to be celebrated as a day to enjoy the open air, and a day to air opinions.

For the Portuguese it is a day to enjoy a good picnic, on the beach, in the forest, by a river, and sometimes just at the roadside. It is the one day of the year that normally unused roadside picnic spots fill with families and friends to enjoy simple food and wine, and cheer at the day long parades of fire engines, ambulances and police vehicles that animate the roads of every county. April in Portugal marks the change from winter to spring, bringing warmer weather and blue skies, and May Day is the perfect opportunity to get out and enjoy the first picnic of the year.

If you live here, or on holiday in the Algarve, we give you some popular places to go.

Most popular are the Fontes that can be found near Estombar (Lagoa), Alte and Benamola (Loule) and Caldas de Monchique. The rivers are very popular too, like the Arada and the Guardiana (river between Portugal and Spain) and the Baragems (dam lakes) which there are many, both large and small, throughout the Algarve.

So Pack your picnic and enjoy May Day in the Algarve!

For more information you can contact me.

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Mariza and Stone in the Algarve

Joss Stone

British soul artist, Joss Stone and Portuguese fado singer Mariza, will be performing in the Algarve this summer. Stone is to play in the Largo Duarte Pacheco, Loule, on July 31 and the highly-acclaimed ‘fadista’ singer Mariza will be taking to the stage in Vila Real de Santo Antonio on August 14. Tickets for the two concerts will cost between 15 en 30 euro. Tickets can be purchased via the

So why not combine one of those great concerts with renting a private holiday home in the Algarve?

Don’t you know Joss Stone or Mariza, watch the videos below!

Algarve Housing has a  wide range of private properties available in the Algarve, from rustic Windmills to luxury Villa’s. Whether you want your own private pool so the kids can splash around safely and outdoor dining so you can enjoy a family evening around the BBQ – the choice is yours. From luxuries such as a private pool, daily maid service, private tennis court or Jacuzzi to everyday comforts such as satellite TV or internet access – we’ll have the perfect property to match your needs!

Combine your holiday in the Algarve with fantastic artists and top villa’s for rent! We keep you updated about What’s going on in the Algarve via this blog. Don’t you want to miss anything, please subscribe to our blog.

For more details about the villa’s contact me!

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Get the Best of Summer – Casa Barradas Holidayhome for Rent!

Algarve Villa for Rent – Casa Barradas in the Portugal’s Algarve.

About the Place
Located in a hamlet of a few houses, Casa Barradas is a very pretty 4 bedroom villa, with private pool and gardens. For max 8 people we offer peace and privacy close to the pleasant market town of Messines, which lies about 15km north of Albufeira (15 min by car) in the centre of the Algarve. Casa Barradas has some style when you enter the house in a large hall with lots of marble. Many windows, overlooking garden and pool, shady terraces with large dining table to relax, dine and wine.
Casa Barradas has everything you need for a nice holiday, a bit of luxury, nice interiors, lovely outside spaces, BBQ, big pool, nice lawns, close to beaches, golf courses and shopping areas…. An ideal place to stay!

The Accommodation
This stylish, Algarvian Villa has 4 bedrooms, of which 2 doubles, en-suite (with separate shower cubicles) and two twin rooms with shared bathroom with bath. The kitchen is well-equipped, nice dining room surrounded by windows, overlooking garden and orange grove! From the spacious lounge, with satellite TV, DVD and hifi, you overlook the garden with lush lawn, L-shape pool with huge covered area with massive wooden table with ample seating, built-in BBQ. Casa Barradas is an ideal family home for rent, with ample space for everyone, amid the real Algarve.

For more information,  availability and prices, please contact us: or call on +351 962 603 480

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Beautiful Farmhouse in Boliqueime for Rent

Algarvian Farmhouse for Rent – Quinta do Monte

This nicely decorated Farmhouse sleeps max 8 in 4 bedrooms en-suite. Algarve Housing is proud to present Quinta do Monte, and we will be sole Agent!

Located in the rolling hills of the central Algarve, Quinta do Monte offer clients the perfect retreat to relax, dine, and soak up the Algarvian sunshine in total privacy and seclusion. This beautifully restored Quinta has been nicely decorated with warm colours and antique furniture inside and out. Located less than 15mins from the golden triangle of Quinta d

o Lago, Vale do Lobo and Vilamoura means easy access to the beaches and golf courses that have made the region so desirable to tourists for the past 30 years. For those seeking more traditional Portuguese influences, the market towns of Loule and Boliqueime are less than 5 minutes by car.

The Accommodation

This stylish, traditional Algarvian Quinta is full of rustic charm. With its bamboo ceilings, original stone floors and tiled bathrooms. 4 en-suite bedrooms of which 3 doubles and 1 twin room. The Master bedroom has splendid views towards the coast and has a shower, bath, plus A/C and sat. tv. There is another bathroom with shower, and 2 with a bath, all en-suite and decorated with nice colours and tiles. The split-level kitchen is well equipped and has a breakfast table. The open lounge/dining area is cosy and has sat. TV, DVD and CD/stereo. Cool and shady areas, intimate quiet corners and sunny terraces surround the house and are accessible on many different levels.

For pictures, prices and more information, please go to

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If you require any more information do not hesitate to give me,
Michele, a call on ++351 963 717 094 or email me:

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Algarve Weather – What´s it like at this time of year?

Algarve Weather – We are often asked “What´s the weather like in The Algarve in November”
So, we shot a very short video last weekend to show you:

As I write this, it´s 19 degrees C outside, that´s 66F, and there´s not a cloud in the sky. Again.

Of course it rains sometimes and we get cloudy days too but on the other hand we have had 10 straight days of clear skies and glorious sunhine.

We were photographing a villa, here in Algarve, yesterday and here is one of the photos from that shoot, this really shows what the sky is like at this time of year, (no photoshop here), far better than video can show.

Blue skies and winter sun
Blue skies and winter sun

If you would like to know more about Algarve weather at this time of year or more about this luxury Algarve villa then please contact me, Michele [at] or call me on ++351 963 717 094

Algarve Villa Holiday Photographs

One of our happy clients sent us some photographs of their Algarve Villa Holiday, which they spent at Casa Vilarinha in the central Algarve. Here is a small gallery showing them.

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These may not be the best pictures of all time but they do give an impression of what the garden looks like when the lights are on at night.

If you would like to see what this pool and gardens look like in daylight then check out this gallery.

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And if you fancy a nose around inside too then take a look at this gallery

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Click here to view this gallery

So, if you like the look of this fantastic house and fancy an Algarve villa holiday this summer then check out the full details of Casa Vilarinha, but you had best hurry as this villa is filling up fast.

If you require any more information do not hesitate to give me, Michele, a call on ++351   963 717 094 or email me: michele[at]

Algarve Villas For Rent – Dont Book Until You See This

Algarve Villas For Rent – Casa Gastronomica

This lovely house sleeps up to 6 guests in 3 bedrooms and has a private swimming pool and many terraces.

We are pleased to announce that we are sole agents for Casa Gastronomica, a lovely restoration situated in the heart of the Algarve, between Loule and Benafim.
The Real Algarve that is, not the high rise, man made Algarve that you find all along the coast.

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Once you open the door in the wall you enter a world of coloured terraces, quiet corners, planted borders and other places where you can relax and unwind. The house has a walled courtyard and gardens, containing a lovely variety of trees, shrubs and smaller flowers, along with a small pond and together this all creates a sence of calm and privacy.

If you enter the house from the main doors you enter the kitchen which is situated between the large sitting room and the dining room, all of which have high ceilings and are open plan. The island in the kitchen houses the sink and drainer and behind that you will find an electric hob, oven and grill.
There is also a fridge / freezer, a dishwasher and a washing machine. All the usual utensils required for preparing, cooking and eating are on hand.
The dining room has a large wooden dining table and room for everyone.
The lounge has a large sofa and an area with TV, Sky TV, Music TV and Ipod speakers, it also has a woodburning stove.

Once through the sitting room area you come to the bedrooms, first you will find  a twin room and a seperate bathroom, next along the hallway is a double with ensuite shower room, lastly you will find the master bedroom, and this has an ensuite shower-room and direct access to the walled courtyard outside the french doors.

Poolside you will find areas of sun and shade with seating, loungers and umbrellas. There are two covered terraces, the blue and the red and there is also a roof terrace, ideal for drying your bikini, etc.

What we like about this house is the large amount of lovely details everywhere you look and that it´s location lends itself to exploring both the natural inland areas of the Algarve and  you are within 30 minutes to some of the nicest beaches of the Algarve, like Quarteira, Vilamoura and Vale de Lobo. Loule is only a 20 minutes drive away, and here you can find everything you need, plus it is a very lively town with lots of entertainment in the Summer, like various music festivals etc…

The bad news is that this house is not even available for holiday rentals until the begining of April, but, the good news is that you can book it right now and you can look forward to a sunny holiday throughout this winter.

What does it cost?

April, May June: 700/75

July, August: 1000/100

September and October: 700/75

Prices are per week in euros.
We have a basic price for up to 4 persons per week/,
and an extra person price which is /per extra person per week.

We will be adding some more information, regarding this house and the surrounding area, to our newsletter in the near future, so please subscribe to our RSS feed to keep yourself updated.

If you require any more information do not hesitate to give me, Michele, a call on ++351 963 717 094 or email me: michele[at]

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Algarve Villa Holiday News

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Welcome to our new look Algarve Villa Holiday Newsletter.

As some of you may know we were operating our What´s on Guide and discounted villa announcements via, but due to some downtime at Blogger we decided to change platforms and you can now find us here at http://algarvehousing/news

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Regards  Michele