Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Armona Island - Robin's Nest
2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open plan mezzanine living & sleeping area
Inside the villa is a open-plan lounge with fireplace and brand new modern kitchen. Off this area there are two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Look up and you can see the high ceiling and a mezzanine open plan room - up here you will find another 2 single beds and more generous living space with comfy sofas and TV with DVD player. The family bathroom has a fabulous 'indoor pool' style bath that you can fill up and relax in. Outside the villa there's a grassy front garden and terrace. At the back of the villa there is an enclosed terrace with tables and chairs and a brick BBQ. There is also another grassy garden and views towards the Ria Formosa and the beautiful sunsets. The best part of the villa? The upstairs wrap around balcony and terrace with views across the Ria Formosa towards the mainland. At night time the coast line twinkles with lights and is very mesmerizing. There are all the modern facilities you need including washing machine, tumble dryer, flat TV, etc.
Armona Island (or Ilha de Armona to the Portuguese) is a magical, special place and most people want to keep this a secret. I would like to keep it to myself too but the magic is worth sharing. We were looking for a holiday house on the more lively Tavira Island (Ilha de Tavira - voted top 10 beach holidays in the world) but there were no villas to rent.... only a campsite. We then stumbled upon the little beach villas on Armona Island, the next island along and far less commercial but the BEACHES are just as great.... and we booked a little cottage immediately.
A short walk along the main footpath that leads from the lagoon beaches to the large sandy beach and you will come to the children's playground and Cafe Convivio - our little villa is just behind here. As you approach you will walk down a little pathway lined with pepper and mimosa trees. The whitewashed walls of the villa can be seen tucked down the pathway backing on to the tidal lagoon...and if you are lucky enough to be there when there is a really high tide the water will lap at the back of the garden!
Robins Nest on Armona Island (Illa Da Armona) is a perfect retreat for families, singles, couples - anyone who needs to 'get away from it all' and those who intend to write that long thought of book. All your inspiration is here and its paradise.
- not suitable for elderly or infirm
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible