|Minimum Stay||6 nights|
The property has been completely modernised to provide a spacious comfortable living space. Walk out of the patio or back door and a few steps will take you on to the safe sandy beaches of the Nature Reserve. There is a large private roof terrace with far reaching views over the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve , Olhao, Faro and the mountains, perfect for sunbathing, dining out and watching the wonderful Algarve sunset, the roof terrace is also fantastic for star gazing. There is a further south facing patio area with a bbq, dining table and chairs plus two large sofas for relaxing outside and taking in the sea views. All of the outside area's having lighting for sitting out in the lovely warm evenings. There are 3 bedrooms and a bathroom located of off the main hallway with a connecting privacy door to the large main living area which also has a further bathroom with a walk in shower.The property has free wifi, satelite tv and dvd player. We are 5 minutes from the ferry, shops and restaurants.
We live on the Isle of Wight and like to spend as much time as possible on Armona.
Trish harmer purchased this house in 2003
We found the Island in 2003 and fell under the Armona spell. we were lucky to find a property for sale and in the perfect location on the Island. not to far from the ferry and on the best beach on Armona.
Armona is such an amazing place. We have travelled to many other places and we have never found anywhere that is so unique. Many of our guest's come back year after year with some of them now purchasing there own properties.
Words really don't do the island justice and we are sure that you will have a fantastic holiday.
We have testimonials every year from happy holidaymakers with many repeat bookings.We run a guest book and look forward to your comments. We can supply testimonials if required.
Typical comments are fantastic house in a fantastic location.
House was amazing, excellent location right on the beach. Great BBQ / outside eating area and of course the roof terrace was ideal for watching the sun go down. 2 minute walk to the jetty for the ferry to Olhao and the various bars and restaurants and shop. If I was ever to return to Armona Island, (hopefully this will happen!), then this is the place I would want to stay. The island itself was beautiful, and at the time we went, late Sept/ Oct, it was quieter and also weather not as hot - still a great 25 degrees+, so just right! Having Alison & Derek just round the corner was a bonus, anything we needed help with they were more than happy to help - a lovely couple. All in all a great holiday, the week went far too quickly!
Nice apartment, just as described, clean and well maintained. Especially nice large bathroom and shower area.
-right on the beach facing inland, about 20 minutes pleasant stroll to the Atlantic beach.
-Alison gave us prompt help when we had problems with the wifi - thanks!
-Armona is beautiful, the Atlantic beach is truly idyllic.
-Air conditioning would have been nice - it was 35 degrees in the day. However we enjoyed the roof terrace at night- it was comparatively cool.
-Also, an added bonus - no mosquitoes in the house!
Trisha's beach house on Armona is really lovely and in a perfect location on the island, just steps from the beach and very close to the ferry, The house itself is very comfy and nicely decorated throughout. We really enjoyed our stay there and have already booked to go back next year!!
We dont usually do reviews or forms, but just wanted you to know we enjoyed our stay
Lovely cottage, BBQ fresh prawns and fish on the veranda...rooftop terrace to watch the sunset..a true beach cottage. Trish, the owner, was a pleasure to deal with and made sure we were well catered for. A stone throw to the beach and the ferry where a 20 min ferry ride takes you to the most amazing fish market! The locals on the island were friendly and made us feel like it was our second home. Cant remember being more relaxed. Booking again soon.
Mark from Bournemouth
On arrival we were greeted by Maz who was very bubbly and helpful. The villa is in a perfect position, not far from the ferry and a few steps from the beech. The villa has all the essentials you could need and is positioned just off the main walkway through the island and is very close to 2 mini markets.
All in all an excellent stay and will be returning.
You are surrounded by miles of safe sandy beaches. The shallow lagoons at the front of the house are ideal for swimming and snorkeling. The Atlantic beach at the top of the island is about 15 minutes walk and is fantastic for beach combing. We find many large and unusual shells washed up on this beach. It is possible to walk to the far end of the Island along the beach and this would take approx 2 hours.There are many types of migrating birds plus chameleons.
The nearest airport is Faro approx 20 mins by taxi. Taxis are available 24/7 or car hire if you require. It is not essential to hire a car as everything is within easy walking distance of the ferry at Olhao.The ferry to the island takes approx 15 minutes and currently costs euro 1.85 each way.There is a water taxi service 24/7 which costs 20/25 euros.
The Island is a traffic free zone with everything within an easy level walking distance.The locals are very friendly with many speaking English.
The mainland is only 15 minutes from the Island and is serviced by a regular ferry service.There is a bus and train service from Olhao which will take you in either direction along the Algarve coast for days out.Spain is less than an hours drive away. A short distance from Olhao and facing Armona is the Ria Formosa Environment Centre which explains the importance of the Islands to visitors. There is a working tidal mill and it is also the home of the unique water dog with webbed feet.
There are a number of restaurants/bars all serving local dishes, 2 mini market's with fresh bread and fish daily, Mobile phone reception is good, Banks are located on Olhao sea front as is the tourist information centre, please note there are no cash machines on Armona. Free Wi Fi Internet access is provided at the house also in Olhao on the green in front of the Police station and at the Park cafe next to Pingo Supermarket. There are several other supermarkets and the the main high street shops are within easy walking distance of the ferry.The largest fish/meat/produce market on the Algarve is held a couple of minutes walk from the ferry terminal as is open every day except Sunday. Fishing is still the main income for the town.There are dozens of bars and restaurants on Olhao seafront offering a wide variety of eating places to suit every taste and budget, Boat trips are available from the Island and Olhao to discover the Ria Formosa nature reserve. Kayak hire is available on Armona. The Island is all about chilling out and enjoying yourself. There are no high rise apartments or English breakfasts on the Island,(unless you cook it yourself).This is an unspoilt and protected region of the Algarve which the Portuguese had kept to themselves for years. We were very fortunate to find this fantastic Island and it gives us great pleasure offering others the opportunity to discover this hidden gem. Free parking is available by the side off the fish dock opposite the GNR police station and only 3 minutes walk to the ferry. Car hire is not necessary as everything is within easy walking distance around Olhao and there is also a 30 minute shuttle bus service from the ferry if you wish to travel further.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$99|
We have no set changeover days.The house is available from 3pm on day of arrival. We ask you to vacate by 10am on departure day. Every guest is met from the ferry and taken to the house and are given a local contact telephone number.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per night not per person in UK Pounds (Sterling).
Minimum 4 nights with no set change over days
Maximum 6 persons including children.
Refunds. We will always refund as long as we can relet the cancelled dates. We advise that you take out travel insurance to cover emergencies.