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In the mountain range just above the Algarve, the Igloo has a unique setting with views as far as the eye can see. Situated just north of São Brás de Alportel, between Barranco do Velho and Cortelha, the Igloo is isolated and other than the views, it has it's silence. Views all the way to the ocean, fresh sweet water pools nearby driving, two great restaurants in a few km range, and lot's of nature. Built out of hay and adobe, it's a unique experience. Tale to tell. At night it's us & the stars!

The space

Adobe finish gives a unique feeling, your sleep will be different!
openspace kitchen, open fire, 2 rooms, 1 toilet. Exterior wood oven and views until the eye can meet.

Guest access

We just have to share the fridge and eventually the kitchen. We will organize the best way for your comfort.

Interaction with guests

I'll be happy to give info on specific sites, views, happenings, culture, food, etc that the area and surroundings have to offer...

Other things to note

Despite the hot climate during the summer and a coldish one in the winter, the igloo always has a great temperature inside. We have a natural water source close by, so thirst will be taken care of! :)

The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly

Extra people $12 NZD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $17 NZD
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 single bed

House Rules
Check in time is flexible

just be yourself, hopefully a human being...


2 nights minimum stay

29 Reviews

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Sam User Profile
August 2017
Loved staying at Alos place ... Truly unique experience that you won't get anywhere else ... Alo is a lovely host with lots of stories to tell and incredibly generous... Would recommend it to anyone

Betina User Profile
August 2017
A very unique house, lovely secluded location. Plenty of space to move around. If you're looking for a completely different holiday experience and a bit of adventure this is the place for you. Aloy and his two dogs make you feel welcome and at ease.

Alberto User Profile
August 2017
We have enjoyed 100% during these days with aloys!!

Lisa User Profile
April 2017
wonderful host and superb location in the middle of nowhere... thanks a lot

Caroline User Profile
February 2017
Alo's igloo is as wonderful as the photos suggest and it's location is spectacular. Alo was a kind and considerate host and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in his unusual and simple home. The beautiful, quiet, rural setting was an easy drive from Faro. Great walking country - I would love to return one day to further explore the area.

Renata User Profile
January 2017
I really enjoyed staying in Aloys' igloo, got some useful tips about the building itself and had a nice chat with Aloys. I recommend staying there, it's something incredible!

Bianca User Profile
September 2016
Staying in the igloo with Alo is a really special experience. We will never forget the time we spent with him and his two dogs. We stayed for two nights and we even came back to say goodbye some days later before we left Portugal. Alo is welcoming and telling the best stories, the igloo is comfortable and clean and so special. We loved it but you need to be the right person for that. Openminded and free.

Joined in May 2016
Aloys User Profile
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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