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Mulubinba SeaHouse - Barco Hotel

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On the beach, sun-loungers

Overview of Mulubinba SeaHouse - Barco Hotel

Entire house boatPrivate host

Mulubinba SeaHouse - Barco Hotel

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire house boat

2 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 5

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Outdoor space
  • Breakfast available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Faro, Faro District

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationIlha da Armona Beach11 min walk
  • Popular LocationIlha da Culatra Beach14 min walk
  • Popular LocationOlhao Harbour3 min drive
  • AirportFaro (FAO-Faro Intl.)16 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 5
Bedroom 1
    2 single beds
Bedroom 2
    1 double bed
    1 single bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
    No shower or bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire house boat to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Mulubinba SeaHouse - Barco Hotel

Family fun at the shore
The Mulubinba more than a home boat reflects a unique experience of sleep, relaxation and leisure aboard a true vessel, full of symbolism, history and uniqueness. Anchored in paradise and bathed by the unique waters of Ria Formosa, the possibilities for activities are immense, including diving, visits to deserted beaches, enjoying the sunrise and a stunning sunset.

The Mulubinba has two bedrooms with a delightful sea view, both with fitted wardrobes and a private bathroom, and a combined living room with kitchen where light meals can be prepared with various equipment. Special meals are available upon request and at a surcharge.
Outside the boat has plenty of space with two bimini awnings (top and bottom decks) which ensure plenty of shade, a sun lounger and a lounge area on the top deck with an enviable panorama view. There is also a table with two chairs at the stern of the boat for meals.
Lastly and for a beautiful swim there is a wooden platform at the rear of the boat house that will allow you to dive and climb onto the boat via a ladder that sits in the water. There are also two SUP (Stand Up Paddle) with paid ones available.

RNAAT Registration 881/2019

Mulubinba during November / March will be available at Olhão Marina, for a lighter stay and access to the cultural skeleton of Olhão. An additional fee will be charged if a stay at sea is desired.

Please note that the house boat does not have a captain and is anchored and there is no possibility for them to sail the boat.
From Olhão Marina, guests will be transferred to the boat by water taxi.
Guest accommodation at this houseboat offers coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal)
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • On the beach
  • Beach sunloungers


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • On-site parking options include a garage


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Lobster/crab pot
  • Spices
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Paper towels


  • Breakfast available for a fee


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided
  • Shampoo
  • Soap


  • TV
  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Chef

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • Near the sea
  • On the waterfront
  • Near a hospital
  • Near the bay

Things to do

  • Water sports equipment
  • Boating on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Fishing nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 5

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Property registration number 881

Property is also known as

Vrbo Property
Mulubinba Seahouse Barco Faro
Mulubinba SeaHouse Barco Hotel
Mulubinba Seahouse - Barco Hotel Faro
Mulubinba Seahouse - Barco Hotel Houseboat
Mulubinba Seahouse - Barco Hotel Houseboat Faro

About this area


Located in Olhao, this houseboat is on the beach. Olhao Municipal Market and Faro Municipal Market are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Faro Island Beach and Ria Formosa Natural Park. Travelling with kids? Consider Algarve Living Science Center, or check out an event or a game at Algarve Stadium. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Ilha da Armona Beach - 11 min walk
  • Ilha da Culatra Beach - 14 min walk
  • Olhao Harbour - 3 min drive
  • Olhao Municipal Market - 4 min drive
  • Moncarapacho Museum and Chapel - 11 min drive


  • Sérgio - 3 min drive
  • Pitéu da baixa mar - 4 min drive
  • Vai e Volta - 4 min drive
  • Delícia de Olhão - 4 min drive
  • 7imeiowinebar - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Faro Station - 14 min drive
  • Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.) - 16 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 4 out of 4 reviews
5 - Excellent 100%
Rating 4 - Good. 0 out of 4 reviews
4 - Good 0%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 4 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 4 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 4 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%






Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Amazing stay
We rented boat for 3 nights in October. Amazing location off quiet beach beautiful boat great hosts. Will stay again in spring.

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We spent an incredible three nights aboard the Mulunbinba. Thank you to Tiago, Ivan and team for your care and attention leading up to our stay. It was the perfect place to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary! We enjoyed a comfortable, relaxing time and made the most of lazy evenings on the top deck enjoying the beautiful sunsets, foraging for cockles on the shore of Cultura Island, exploring nearby desert islands by the motor boat or SUP provided within the boat booking. We can’t wait to return next year and stay this time for longer!
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful Weekend Stay
We had a fabulous weekend on the boat. The hosts met us at the dock and took us out there, explained how everything worked. There were also a few nice surprises left for us ! We were with our 2 sons age 11 and 15 and they had a fabulous time jumping off the top of the boat, paddle boarding, swimming over to the nearby beach and driving around in the dingy. We went over to the village of Culatra which was a wonderful traditional fishing village - all on the beach with no roads! We walked along the walkways to the beach on the south side of the Island, literally miles of pristine white sand and clear blue water. At the end there was a little town called Faro, with a lighthouse and nice beach bar for lunch and back to the boat for the lovely sunset. All in a fantastic experience ! Would have liked to stay another couple of days!
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

inside the Ria Formosa
Culatra is one of the only remainig "wild" beaches in Europe, and Ria Formosa one of the most beautifum scenaries in portugal. The Mulubinba is the way to live this mixture of sea, ria, beach and boat life. Comfortable and cosy, she gives you the chance to live the Ria the best possible way, aboard a classic boat.