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Cozy house near the beach with terrace. Consult offers. Armona Island

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,045 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

Detached house, 2 floors, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and garden Armona Island

Our detached house is on the side of the beach and has new wooden roof gable room, brand new bathroom and kitchen.

detached house of 190 m2 covered, on two floors, with terrace, garden and barbecue.

A 5 minutes walk from the beach Armona Island.

They include: towels, sheets and blankets.

Equipped with iron, hair dryer, heater, fireplace, fan

Kitchen: Cozy and spacious kitchen with large windows to the outside, equipped with tables for 10 people, new oven, new sink, new washer, new dishwasher, microwave, toaster, blender, refrigerator, coffee maker, cooking utensils, electric cataplana ...

Bathrooms: 2 bathrooms and 2 outdoor showers with hot and cold water.


- Green: double bed (1.35 cms.)

- Blue: 3 single beds (one up)

- Sapphire: double bed (1.35 cms.)


stereo, satellite TV and cable TV flat screen LED and USB connection, blu ray, playground, swing, 2 children's bikes, 2 scooters, 1 pool for babies.

Outdoor Shower with hot water and cold on the outside to take away the sand and salt from the beach, 2 chairs, 1 suspension hammock, new garden table, 13 chairs, 2 beach chairs, drying rack. New barbecue with sink outside to enjoy the good Portuguese dishes.


Pets not allowed


Playground, lake, beach


Paddle boating, bird watching and chameleons, sightseeing, tours, ecotourism, 5 minutes walking there is a beach bar with music, hammocks, etc. (in summer)


Diving, deep sea fishing, on the beach, fly, windsurfing, sailing, jet skiing, swimming, hiking, boley beach in summer.


Supermarket, restaurants, tour services and kayak rentals, beach guards or lifeguards (during summer months).

More Details

María del Carmen
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, By email: in several languages ​​by phone:Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 June, 2017

About María del Carmen

We did not stop throughout the year, so we come to Armona serves as relaxation therapy, as there is no car to drive, or noise to endure, you can not rush to overwhelm, and it shows the character of its inhabitants.

Take this opportunity to explore the island (that's why my children do not have equal), long walks, bird watching and other marine species, catch clams, cockles, octopus and crabs that after going to the casserole (with just how well they know caught), swimming, playing in the sand, reading, original photographs and many more that can not be described in these lines, but they are reduced to and done in ENJOYING SINGLE LIFE with your family (which seems impossible with the current pace of life we often take most of us).

María del Carmen purchased this house in 2012

Why María del Carmen chose Olhao region

This property has been acquired because, coincidences that seems to introduce life, were in the area and fell in love with the house, the area and the island.

This home allows us to enjoy romantic evenings on the upper deck and make life on the outside, it has a large veranda with tables and barbecue to enjoy a good fish or meat in the company of family or friends.

Freedom here we can give them to our children, even small, we can not afford in our city and we want to enjoy a freer environment such as we enjoyed when we were children.

What makes this house unique

This home is located very close to the beach, just a walk, and has a beautiful roof top or from where the sea is contemplated terrace, the river and the lights of Olhão night as small candles vibrating air.

As it is not located on the main road, but parallel to it, so quiet as the intimacy are absolute.

It has a small garden surrounding the house, so it is not adjacent to other houses, and in the back the bouganvillas trees have become nesting birds and where we've seen more than a chameleon.

In winter you can gather around the fireplace having fun with board games or relax in the group with a good read and a nice background music.

If you opt for television, besides the satellite channels can be any device with a USB port to enjoy your favorite movies or documentaries.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Olhão in Olhão

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2045 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • In the garden there is a shower with hot and cold water (ideal when you get to the beach and want to take away sand and sea salt).
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed
    - 1 Double Bed
    - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • All rooms have exterior windows, with type closures Majorcan and mosquito net. Rides cot on request, at a charge of € 8 per day.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Yard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
All meals can be made inside or outside, as there are days where at night the waves can be heard and is very relaxing. - Included in the price: Water and electricity. - Equipped with shopping cart with wheels to go to the market without the burden weighing. - Recommendations: Preferably carrying luggage in suitcases with wheels, not go so loaded from the pier.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

Cozy house near the beach with terrace. Consult offers. Armona Island
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 20 reviews

Very cosy charming beach house

  • 5 of 5

Having visited and stayed in several houses on Armona for the last five years .This house is really a home and has amazing inside open space to chill out with a lovely roof terrace .

The kitchen is very well equpped for cooking and picnics .

The views to the sea and mainland are fabulous- it's a great location for the Atlantic beach and the San Antonio restaurant which we also recommend .

We loved this house and are returning in August - Maria Del Carmen is a helpful kind host for her home in Armona.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Virginia, thank you for your kind and helpful comment as with the comment of each tenant the people who want to stay in our house know something more about it. We hope you again this August and we thank you for your patience :) A cordial greeting, Mª Carmen
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  • 5 of 5

We were counting down the days until our arrival on Armona. Much excitement as my wife, and 2 children [5 and 3] were meeting up with family we hadn't seen in a good few months. We were not disappointed! The ferry ride across from Olhao was an adventure itself and the kids loved it. Luckily we were met by my parents at the port on Armona who assisted with the bags for the walk to the house. Bit of a distance in the midday sun for the kids so ended up piggy-backing but no major issues. After a few days on Armona the walking becomes second nature. The house is very well appointed with everything one could need. Was very clean and beds made up. We braaied every night with fresh fish / seafood / espatadas bought at the market in Olhao [South African for barbecue ;-)]. Did the shopping trip twice in a week to get the bulk of the fresh food - the shop close to the house has almost all the basics you need albeit at a higher price. We explored all corners of the island in our week stay - for us the Atlantic beach was the place to be. The kids did love the lagoon area / inland lake where they spent hours catching small fish, collecting hermit crabs in very safe surroundings. We popped into Antonio's on our walk back to the house most afternoons for a cold beer, and an ice cream for the kids. Didn't eat there so can't comment on the food. We did eat at Armona 4 near the ferry port on our last evening and had a great experience. Food and setting was brilliant. We were lucky enough to be in Olhao for the Seafood Festival which we thoroughly enjoyed - crabs, prawns, oysters where amazing! The only negative I can think of was the poor state of the scooters and kids bicycles - were were hoping to let the kids use them to get around the island but were in a rather bad state. Overall I'd highly recommend Maria's lovely home to anyone looking to escape from the crowds and enjoy a relaxing beach holiday away from it all. We will be back in a heart beat! Maria was an amazing host, quick to respond to our requests- thank you! Steve

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve, I am delighted that our house would serve as a meeting point for your family. Like you, we too the Atlantic beach seems the best place to enjoy the baths and walks. I regret very much that children's bicycles and scooters were not in good condition. With continued use will be gone marring but thanks to your notice we will try to repair or replace them. Thank you very much for your comment how much to recommend our home to other tenants. You have opened the doors of our house for whenever you want return. A hug for the whole family, María del Carmen
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  • 5 of 5

Somos amigos de Mari Carmen y hacemos el comentario a través de su perfil pues no nos hemos creado uno particular. La descripción del anuncio se ajusta en todo a la realidad, tanto la ubicación como el equipamiento y su distribución.

Aunque Mari Carmen nos dijo que aún quedan reformas y mejoras por hacer en la casa, a nosotros nos ha encantado disfrutar de nuestras vacaciones en esta preciosa casa y no hemos echado nada en falta. Estaba limpia, bien organizada, muy bien decorada y hemos recibido un trato inmejorable, por lo que sin duda vamos a recomendarla a nuestros familiares.

Estas vacaciones queríamos aprovecharlas para relajarnos de verdad y lo hemos conseguido. Aconsejaría a las familias que tienen niños y que estén dispuestos a pasarlo bien, el siguiente parque acuático que nos recomendó Mari Carmen:

Slide and Splash

Dirección: E.N. 125 Vale de Deus - Estombar, Lagoa 8401-901

Email: info@slidesplash.com

Con respecto a los restaurantes de la zona, el más cercano es OS BELGAS, que está a un minuto de la casa y donde se puede disfrutar los domingos de FADO en directo. También estuvimos en los bares que están en el embarcadero y puedes elegir cada uno en función de la comida que estés buscando.

En cuanto podamos disfrutar de unos días libres, sin duda volveremos. Gracias por compartir vuestra casa con nosotros.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Como con vosotros hay confianza, sólo deciros que os vengáis cuando os apetezca. Gracias y un beso.
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Ein Schmuckstück auf der Insel Armona!

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus Nr. 399 entspricht genau den Bildern im Internet. Wir konnten uns das Fotografieren sparen, wollten wir unseren Freunden und Bekannten dieses tolle Haus zeigen...! Vielen Dank an die Vermieterin und ihre nette Verwalterin - sowohl Buchung als auch die Zahlungsabwicklung haben hervorragend funktioniert. Und ebenso der nette Empfang und die Schlüsselübergabe am Hafen von Olhao. Ausgerüstet mit der Anfahrtbeschreibung und dem markierten Stadtplan sowie dem Fährplan (auf Saisonzeiten achten!), haben wir alles wunderbar finden können. Nach der kurzen Fahrt (ca. 15 Min.) mit der Personenfähre ist dann das Ferien-Eiland Armona erreicht, wo vor allem Portugiesen, aber auch Engländer, Skandinavier, Holländer und Deutsche Ferien verbringen. Bei Ankunft am Samstag kann man schon erstmal einen Schreck bekommen, wieviele Menschen sich rund um den Fähranleger tummeln, aber je weiter man auf dem betonierten Hauptweg, an dem die Ferienhäuser liegen, in Richtung Inselinneren rollt (Rollenkoffer oder -tasche wirklich dringend notwendig!), desto erträglicher wird es. Einkaufen lohnt übrigens auf jedem Fall vorher im Supermarkt in Olhao. In den zwei kleinen Läden am Hauptweg auf der Insel gibt es das Notwendigste, einfach teurer. Das Haus Nr. 399 liegt in zweiter Reihe und damit ruhiger, dahinter ist es z.T. schon gar nicht mehr bebaut. Der Eingangsbereich ist grosszügig und offen zur Küche und dem Essplatz. Gemütlich ist der kleine Seitenraum mit den beiden Sofas zum Fernsehen oder einfach nur Sein. Alles ist liebevoll eingerichtet in schönem Design. Die Küche ist gut ausgestattet, mit hochwertigem Gasherd, Waschmaschine, Spülmaschine etc. Sowohl in den beiden unteren Schlafzimmern (Kinderzimmer und Schlafzimmer), wie auch in dem oberen, sehr schönen Schlafzimmer zur Dachterrasse, haben wir sehr gut geschlafen. Die Dachterrasse ist ein Traum! Da das Haus zu den höheren der Insel zählt, hat man von dort fast einen Rundblick auf die Wattlandschaft des Ria Formosa und das offene Meer. Hier gab es des öfteren den sundowner für die ganze Familie. Wer braucht da Fernsehen?! Das Haus hat übrigens kein WLAN (hat dies auch nie behauptet!), so dass man sich selbst und auch die Kinder einmal "entgiften" kann. Wer's dennoch braucht - im nahe gelegenen Restaurant etwas weiter vorne am Hauptweg durfte man sich einloggen... Wir haben einen Bootsausflug ins Ria Formosa gemacht und sind in den Gezeitenbecken der Insel, die sich auch gut zum Baden mit Kindern eignet, geschnorchelt.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anke. Thank you very much for your comment. Regarding the tranquility you mention, I think we are lucky to enjoy a privileged site near the Atlantic beach and somewhat away from the main street. We also love the views from the terrace: the Ria Formosa, Atlantic Beach, Culatra Island, the sunsets, the sunrises and especially the peninsula's lights at night. Very good your recommendation to visiting the natural pools of the Ría da Formosa. We will take it into consideration to visit them the next time we go. Thank you very much for choosing our home :)
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Wonderful !

  • 5 of 5

If you want to feel like Home, you must come to Maria's House on Armona !

The house has everything you should need, is beautiful and with a perfect rooftop for a drink at night. The island is lovely, hot but lovely ;) and the beach is awesome.

No need to bring toys or beach games for kids, she has everything you need.

Very good dicovery for us.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I agree with you Floriane, the terrace is a perfect place to rest and relax at night watching the stars and the lights of the coast. This year is going through the Iberian Peninsula a heat wave that has come to feel up on the island, which generally enjoys good weather :( but the island itself is a paradise. Thanks Floriane and Frederique for your comments and a hug, María del Carmen
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wonderful stay at Armona - portuguese family

  • 5 of 5

I used to spend my holidays at Armona island in my childhood, so I decided this year to make a trip to the past :). And it really was. The island has such a relaxing mood, without traffic and perfectly secure for the children.

We were received by Bruna, which was very friendly and available, thank you Bruna!

Maria del Carmen house was more than enough for me and my husband, two children and their grandmother! It has lots of space, is very well located, very close to the beach and to a very good restaurant.

The strongest advantage of the house is that it is very well equipped and it has a lot of different beautifully decorated places to enjoy. The kitchen is huge, and a wonderful place to gather the family.

All the bedrooms were ok, and the children bedroom was protected with benders, which was very good for them.

We would like that our mattress was harder, but do not lose sleep over it.

It was a wonderful stay, Thank you for all Maria del Carmen!


  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Elisabete. I'm glad your reencounter with the island has been nice and how well have been able to enjoy the island in your childhood! Bruna is an invaluable help to us as well as a lovely person, who deals with tenants receive. Thank you very much to you and your family for choosing our house and also for providing your comments. A hug, Mª Carmen
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Santo Antonio
Nearest Ferry
3.8 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
9 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5.2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Santo Antonio
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Isla de Armona
Car: not necessary


We offer our house in Armona Island so you can enjoy what seems to us a paradise and an oasis of tranquility in the Portuguese Algarve.

With pristine beaches and a relaxed family atmosphere, Armona Island is a unique and beautiful village where to find entertainment on vacation or tranquility even in summer seasons.

There are no motor vehicles on the island, so you can enjoy a silent thank your ears if you are used to living in acoustically contaminated sites.

His extensive beach stretches along the island, which is part of the Natural Reserve of Ria Formosa, so there we found marine species hitherto unknown to us, and we have enjoyed spectacular sunrises and sunsets.

Please visit Olhão market to stock up on fresh produce and quality.

To perform special activities with children and road, also enjoy that we are not so young, there are many amusement and water parks, in the Algarve area, as in Andalusia (southern Spain):

- AquaShow Park (Distance: 21km)

 E. Semino N 396 | 8125-303 Quarteira | Portugal, Faro,

- Zoomarine Albufeira (Distance: 36km)

Estrada N. 125, Km 65 | 8201-864 Albufeira | Portugal, Faro

- Aqualand Algarve - The Big One (Distance: 46km)

 Str. EN125 | 8365 Armacao de Pera | Portugal, Faro

- Aquaparque Slide and Splash (Distance: 55km)

 EN125 Vale de Deus-Estombar | 8401-901 Lagoa Municipality | Portugal, Faro

- Aquópolis Cartaya (Distance: 67km)

 Ctra. Cartaya - Rompido, km. 3 PO Box 120, |. 21450 Cartaya | Spain Andalusia

- Zoo Lagos (Distance: 80km)

 Fifth Figueiras, do Medronhal Site, Barão de S. J | 8600-013 Lagos | Portugal, Faro

- Aqualand Bahía de Cádiz (Distance: 150km)

 Ctra. The Port at Jerez, | 11500 El Puerto de Santa Maria | Spain Andalusia

- Zoobotánico Jerez (Distance: 150km)

 C / Taxdirt s / n, 11 | 11404 Jerez de la Frontera | Spain Andalusia

- Magic Island (Distance: 162km)

 Pavilion of Spain - Isla de Cartuja, | 41092 SEVILLA | Spain Andalusia


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Olhão, Algarve

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Julio 1ª quincena
1 Jul 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Julio 2ª quincena
16 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
1 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
1 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Julio 1ª quincena
1 Jul 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Precio por noche
7 Jul 2018 - 15 Jul 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Julio 2ª quincena
16 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £168.44

- SIN CARGOS ADICIONALES/ PAS DE FRAIS SUPPLÉMENTAIRES (Sólo se cobrarán 20 € adicionales por persona y noche a partir de la octava persona.)(Posibilidad de montar cuna bajo petición, con un cargo de 8 € por día.)
- Posibilidad de entrar en la casa cualquier día de la semana, para una mayor facilidad en la gestión de los vuelos.
- El depósito de 200 € será abonado a la llegada y se devolverá mediante transferencia bancaria dentro de los 3 días hábiles después de la salida si la propiedad se ha dejado en perfectas condiciones.

- NO ADDITIONAL CHARGES ( Only will recover 20 € additional for person and night from the eighth person.) (Possibility of mounting cradle under request, with a post of 8 € per day.)
- Possibility of entering the house any day of the week, for a major facility on having coordinated the flights.
- The warehouse of 200 € will be paid at the arrival and will return by means of bank transfer inside 3 working days after the exit if the property has been left in perfect conditions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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