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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 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 convertible in double (1.60 cms.)

- Blue: 3 single beds (one of them on high)

- Sapphire: double bed (1,35 cms.)


stereo, satellite and cable TV in LED TV with flat screen and USB connection, blu ray, playground, swing.

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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 August, 2018

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 Olhão

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 Municipality of Olhão

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2045 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 when the waves of the sea can be heard at night and it is extremely 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.


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Cozy house near the beach with terrace. Consult offers. Armona Island
average rating of 4.866667 based on 32 reviews

As good as it looks in the pictures

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time in this beautiful house. There is loads of space in the public rooms - a smallish cosy area with two comfy couches, a good sized space with a beautiful big fireplace and a small table and chairs, as well as a huge kitchen area with a big square table and 8 chairs that's great for family meals. And that's all without the outdoor space, with table and chairs, hammock, built-in BBQ, and sunloungers on the roof area that is accessed via cute stairs and a lovely, roomy bedroom. (Higher still, there's a roof top area from where you can see for miles.) The decor is lovely with lots of cute touches and the whole house way more homely than any chain rental. We found the beds really comfy and enjoyed long lies with the window shutters keeping the light out until we wanted to let the day in.

The only negative we can think of is that hanging and drawer space is a wee bit on the tight side. The house is so roomy, though, that there was plenty space for our cases so it wasn't a big problem. Anyway, it's Armona; all you need to pack are a few pairs of shorts, some T shirts and swim wear.

Maria is the perfect host - always responding really quickly to enquiries. Thank you, Maria!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Katie, thank you for your kind and helpful comment. Since you tell us about the clothes, we will try to find more space to make it more comfortable. I also thank you for your patience to stay a space of time without water because the water on the island was cut by some repairs, which will no longer happen to other tenants in our house because we have given way to an engine that will raise water from an underground reservoir that we have. If on another occasion you want to stay at home, you will be welcome. Greetings, Mª Carmen
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  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in this three-bedroomed house last September with other members of our family. We liked it so much that we booked it again in March despite the fact that this time only the two of us were coming and we didn't need the extra space. The house has a special artistic flair about it, a charm and grace, that we really love. There is no finer compliment than a return visit: we've been twice in a few months and look forward to returning soon.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear John and family. Thank you very much for your comment. We are very happy that you like our house and that you have repeated your stay, which we also appreciate. We try every year to make the house more welcoming. Little by little ;) But we know that what is truly cozy is this charming island. We would be delighted if you came back and have the doors open when you want. A cordial greeting, Mª Carmen
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely spacious house near the sea.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Deb and Andy for your kind comment. A cordial greeting, Mª Carmen.
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Spacious, quite, secluded.

  • 5 of 5

Maria’s house on Armona was wonderful both inside and out. And as the house was not on the front line of the main path literally no-one in 2 weeks passed by front or back, which made for a very quiet and relaxing and secluded holiday. The house is so well stocked you will not be short of anything, cutlery, glasses, cups, pots & pans, towels etc., more than enough of everything essential. Additionally books, cd’s, video discs and lots of games for kids and others. The children’s bedroom is particularly well done and I am sure kids will love sleeping there. Decoration throughout is obviously very personal and well above the normal standard for this type of accommodation. The roof terrace in particular was well used from a cup of tea first thing in the morning to a gin and tonic at sunset and a lot of sunbathing in between. The outside shower was really great for getting all the sand off from the beach before going inside. The house is well positioned, being close to the Atlantic beach and just a little further from the more sheltered beach opposite Culatra island. But closest of all is the central lagoon which is very tidal and at low tide can be little more than a large puddle. But when at or close to high tide is absolutely great especially for kids. If you go round to the far side furthest from the 5 or so houses then on occasion you will find you are the only people there.(although this may not be the case at weekends or peak season). The island itself is one of those places you will love or hate, nothing to do! I love it. There are five restaurants/bars they are all good but nothing exceptional and can be a bit hit and miss. The middle restaurant with the attached supermarket does very good barbecued fish at lunchtime. But our favourite was Carlos at the ferry end, a completely family operation. Any bad points? Well my wife thought the sofas were not very comfortable but I was quite happy with them. And as someone has already mentioned the two kids bikes weren’t great. An addition I think perhaps a teapot for English guests would be good, also although we did not watch TV much it would have been nice to have some instructions on how (if possible) to switch from the German satellite feed to an English one. Very highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear John. I thank you for your extensive commentary and the time you have devoted to writing it in such detail, explaining nuances of the house and the island that are useful for all and especially for me, so that I can go replenishing (as much as possible) the things that are missing in the house or have been damaged. As you say, the situation of the house allows it to be very quiet, and we try to have in the house a little of everything because the stores are far away. There was a teapot the last time I was there but thank you for informing me about it so I can bring a new one. We already have replacements for bicycles because, like you, Steve told us (another tenant), but now we can't take them by ferry so we'll try to take them in winter in river taxi. In relation to the television channels, many stations are taken but you are right: the majority are German. I think it isn't possible to go to the English satellite, but I'll consult with a technician and if it were feasible I would detail how to do it. I'm glad that your stay has been relaxed, that you have enjoyed the terrace and above all that you love the island, just like me. Many thanks to you and your family for having chosen us and for providing us with such a useful commentary. A hug, Mª Carmen. Note: I apologize for my low level of English.
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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: 12-Jun-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: 23-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 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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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

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
6 night minimum stay
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1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
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1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
6 night minimum stay
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1 Jan 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
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1 Mar 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
6 night minimum stay
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1 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
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1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
6 night minimum stay
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Julio 1ª quincena
1 Jul 2019 - 15 Jul 2019
6 night minimum stay
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Julio 2ª quincena
16 Jul 2019 - 31 Jul 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
1 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
1 Nov 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £178.57

- 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

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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