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Cosy 3 Bedroom house on the magical island of Armona

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

We have only recently bought Casa Laguna and it has just been completely refurbished to a very high standard. From the house we have wonderful far reaching views of the lagoon and then Olhao in the distance and the sunsets from the roof terrace are spectacular!! The property is a 10 - 15 minute walk from where the ferry drops you off. The house consists of 3 bedrooms (2 of the bedrooms have views to die for!!), 1 bathroom with shower and a cold water outside shower for after-beach use. There is a central living and kitchen area, all tastefully decorated with various works of art. Outside there is a sofa and also tables and chairs in various positions to catch the sun or the shade as you prefer as the sun progresses on its journey during the day. There is also a large roof terrace with another dining area, sofa and armchairs and sun loungers and a brick built BBQ. It is just a short stroll down a little path to a very sheltered and safe beach which gives onto the lagoon and another 1 minutes walk in the opposite direction to Moon Lake which is a tidal lake and also ideal for children. The larger 9km beach which stretches as far as the eye can see and faces the Atlantic is about 10 minutes walk from our house and here you can hire sunbeds and there is also a snack bar and a restaurant there which are open from May to October.

Isabel Morgan
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Isabel Morgan

We live in Bristol and fell in love with Olhao and the islands 10yrs ago. We rented a lovely apartment in Olhao for 2 yrs but then decided to get something ourselves and found this beautifully positioned fisherman's cottage on the island of Armona.

Isabel Morgan purchased this house in 2016

Why Isabel Morgan chose Olhão

We just love the tranquility and location of this beautiful cosy cottage which will be enjoyed by our family and friends.

What makes this house unique

Peaceful location, proximity to very child friendly beaches and the friendliness of the people on the island.


Olhão House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • There is also an outside cold water shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , King Size Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds, one bed can fit under the other for more space
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Normal double bed
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • snorkeling
  • swimming


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Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Armona Lagoon
Car: not necessary

Armona is a little island paradise in the midst of the Rio Formosa National Park. No cars, no supermarkets, no ATMs and not a lot of people - but loads of sunshine and beautiful accessible beaches alongside the sea and lagoons - and the ultimate peace and tranquillity. There are of course shops for food, drink and essential groceries and some wonderful restaurants and bars on the island some of them open all year round but if you want a bit more night life, this is not the place for you! You can however hop onto a ferry to Olhao which is a lively little town full of bars and restaurants and return to Armona later on by taxi boat!

If you like walking, it takes around 2 hrs to walk to the other end of the island and if you want to see a bit of the local wildlife, why not join Nuno, a biologist, who is based on the island on one of his King Chamaeleon Eco Tours - he can take you in his boat around the lagoons and inlets of the Rio Formosa which stretch for 37 miles along the coast.

Getting There

The nearest airport is Faro and it only takes 20 minutes by taxi to get to Olhao and will cost you around €20. From there you can either take a 12 minute ferry to Armona (Ferries run very frequently in the summer months) or a water taxi which are situated close to the ferry and they are €20 for up to 5 people until midnight and then €25 after midnight. Water taxis run 24/7 in the summer months and up to around 2 am in the winter months. You don't need a car when coming to Olhao as everthing is within easy walking distance - there are two wonderful covered markets selling fresh produce, cheese, meat and fish and are open 6 days a week. There is also a very good supermarket Pingo Doce just 2 minutes walk from the ferry terminal. If you want to go further afield, the train station is not far from the ferry terminal and you can either travel east to Tavira and San Antonio on the Spanish border (and then take a ferry over to Spain) or go west and go to Faro, Lagos and even Lisbon which is only 3.5 hrs away!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $138.49

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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