The open-plan living/dining/kitchen areaThe sofa folds out to accomodate a 5th person or singles traveling together
Casa Armona: Charming Beach Cottage
Casa Armona: Charming Beach Cottage
6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
6 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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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.

The space

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...

Guest access

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.


Extra people $17 NZD / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit $169 NZD
Weekly Discount: 5%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM


Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

5 nights minimum stay

9 Reviews

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Fiona User Profile
September 2017
Hi Austin felt I needed to thank you for sharing your beautiful house with us. We have totally fallen in love with this island and your home has been such a perfect place to stay. There is nothing that you haven't thought of that maximizes the enjoyment of your home. Thank you

A highly recommended place for a relaxing vacation. The house is brilliant for both families and friends. And the island is the Caribbean in Europe.

Steffanie User Profile
May 2017
Casa Armona is a really nice place on a lovely iland. We enjoyed to stay there and had a great time.

Thomas User Profile
September 2016
Thanks for the wonderful time in your cosy house. It is well equipped and we just needed to add food to our relaxing days on this calm island. There is also a helpful folder with lots of tipps for day trips in the area. It is lovingly compiled.

Sean User Profile
July 2016
Fantastic stay at this lovely property

Margarida User Profile
September 2017
Casa muito bem localizada, adorável. Excelente para uns dias de descanso em família.

Kerstin User Profile
August 2017
Wir hatten eine sehr erholsame Zeit in Austins hübschem Strandhaus. Es ist niedlich eingerichtet, es fehlt nichts an Ausstattung und die Nähe zum Strand ist genial. Sogar Wasserspielzeug für die Kinder und ein Grill sind vorhanden. Wir können das Häuschen empfehlen und würden selbst gern wieder buchen.

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Lisbon, PortugalJoined in January 2016
VisitingPortugal User ProfileVisitingPortugal is a superhost.

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
self-catering apartment.
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!

Languages: English, Español, Português
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

About the home

When you stay in an Airbnb, you’re staying in someone’s home.

This is VisitingPortugal’s place.
Paulo helps host.

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