Just around the corner from the beach, this adorable cottage was originally a fisherman's hut, before the Algarve was a tourist destination. It has been remodeled and redecorated, without losing the original quirky feel.
Casa Armona was one of the original houses on pedestrian-only Armona Island (off the coast of Olhão) and has been refurbished to create a relaxing retreat.
Located 5 minutes from the ferry dock, 2 minutes from the "ria" beach and 15 minutes from the Atlantic, the house is close to everything but away from the constant bustle of the main walkway.
The entrance to the house is a two-level garden with a covered patio, outdoor eating area, charcol grill and lounge chairs tucked into a sunny corner. Just inside the french doors, the open-plan living/dining/kitchen area has vaulted ceilings and plenty of windows, to enjoy the glorious sunlight and catch the almost-constant sea breezes.
For maximum flexibility, Casa Armona has two bedrooms with full beds (140x190cm), plus a fold-out sofa (140x190cm) in the living room.
To help keep the beach on the beach--and out of the house--there is an outdoor shower, as well...
Guests will have access to the whole house (except the small storage closets in the hall) during their stay. Please respect the neighbours.
Interaction with guests
Paulo will meet you at the house to show you around and give you local tips about the island and surrounding areas. He and his family live in Olhão and are just a phonecall away during your stay. Austin is available by email (or phone) to answer questions or coordinate anything else you need.
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Our family manages three vacation rentals and holiday apartments in the
historic center of Lisbon, and one on Armona Island, in the Algarve. For availability and booking information, please see V
Our parish prides itself on being an "aldeia" -- a village -- hidden in the
capitol city. You are only moments from the Rossio (Lisbon's main
plaza) yet, when you’re staying in one of our vacation rentals, you'll
fall naturally into the quiet simplicities of typical Portuguese neighborhood life.
And how did we find this wonderful neighbourhood? In June 2001, we kissed Seattle good-bye and moved to our family's ancestral Portugal to work with Habitat for Humanity/Portugal. Soon afterwards, in an attempt to
protect ourselves from the crashing dollar, we decided to panic -- no,
wait -- we diversified into €uro-zone real estate and launched our first
Ten years on, we couldn't be more pleased with the result: sharing our love of the Portuguese people and culture with guests from around the world has been a delight.
We never get tired of watching people fall in love with Lisbon!