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About us

About us

As a long established, fully licensed and reputable company, with two prime location offices, Ocean Country is in a unique position in the real estate market of the Western Algarve. Its Anglo-Portuguese background ensures it an excellent overview and unrivalled knowledge of the local property scene.       

Buying or Selling in the Western Algarve? You’ve come to the right place!

Experience speaks volumes, and having served the region since the 1960s we know the Algarve property scene better than most. Focusing our operations in the Western Algarve, with offices in Lagos and Luz, our local expertise is backed by the international acumen of the Fine & Country global network of leading licensed real estate offices. This ensures exceptional marketing and property promotion when selling homes for our clients, where positioning on renowned property portals such as Rightmove, Zoopla, etc. is joined by strong local advertising, participation in property fairs and great connections with other agents, local and international. For property buyers, as a fully licensed and insured owner-operated real estate agency, we are fully equipped to introduce you to properties in the Western Algarve that best meet your criteria. Professional yet personal, our quality service is strengthened not only by our in-depth knowledge of and commitment to this part of the Algarve or by a rich and varied property portfolio, but also by determination to ensure a smooth ride through the unfamiliar process of buying property away from home.              

Our Services

Besides our expertise in all areas of buying and selling property in the Western Algarve and beyond, we offer a specialised array of complementary services designed to enhance your property sale or purchase experience. Thus, effective sales and search facilities are joined by qualified investment advice, construction and planning services, house decoration and interior design and help with bank finance. 


Chris Garveigh - owner and managing director of Ocean Country with vast experience in Western Algarve real estate spanning three decades. Chris is based at the Lagos office.

Jacqui Holt – With 25 years of experience in the Lagos/Luz property scene, Jacqui heads the Luz office. Don’t be surprised if she hasn’t already sold the property you’re interested in on a previous occasion.

Paulo Mendes – Paulo has his finger on the pulse of the local property market, and would probably have more than 20 years of experience if he’d born in the Algarve and not it Lisbon!

Howard Holt – Having lived in the local area his entire life, Howard is involved in sales and computer services, and gaining a grasp of the business from the bottom up.