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Beautiful Beach House on Armona island with Sea Views



Updated: 17-Oct-2016
House in Armona Island, Eastern Algarve, Portugal - Wonderful And Peaceful Location Right At The Beach!

A little bit of paradise, Beach house with ocean and lagoon on your doorstep. Unspoilt Island In The Heart Of The Ria Formosa with amazing view on the lagoon and totally surrounded by beaches and ocean. Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms). Large bathroom. Kitchen with cooking island and view on the lagoon. Enjoy the beautiful sunset! Armona island is the best place there is for little children, There are no cars and there is a beach right in front of the house.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are Dieter and Heidi from Belgium.

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Speaks English, French, German, Portuguese, Dutch

4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Small piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

I stayed with my husband, our two mothers and one of their partners in early Feb and we were all in awe of this place. The location by the lagoon is wonderful and the living accommodation was great, particularly the open plan kitchen, lounge, diner. Being able to watch the tide come in and out each day was so relaxing and the view of the stars at night was really special.

Ilsa, the lady who met us from the ferry was so lovely and full of knowledge about the Island and really helpful when answering my questions before we arrived.

We'll definitely be back!

Thank you for providing a wonderful place to escape.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely comments! The island is indeed a great place to escape! We will be more than happy to welcome you again! Many greetings Dieter and Heidi
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Lovely house with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

What a pity we only had a few days we could have stayed much much longer.The house is superb has everything you need and more . But what made it very special was the amazing view from the house and terrace, whether the tide was low or high it was stunning . At low tide there is always some activity to watch, lots of birdlife and people digging up clams.At high tide the sea comes up and gentle laps at the terrace wall.

With the house and terrace facing west it is in an ideal situation to watch the amazing sunsets , what could be better .

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5 star, fantastic setting looking over the lagun

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfully property, everything you need for a peaceful relaxing holiday. The sunsets are beautiful. Very quite part of the island close to the waters edge at high tide. Mini supermarket close by and nice little cafe bar. Recommend Carlos's Bar and Restaurant by the jetty. The owners were helpful and easy to communicate with. We were meet by a lovely lady Isle who showed us every we needed to know. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Wendy and Lewis, many thanks for your complimentary review. We attach a lot of importance to the quality of the house but also that our guests have everything they need to make their stay as enjoyable as possible. Thank you for the good care you took of the house, it was a pleasure renting to you and hopefully we might see you again. Regards Dieter and Heidi
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My family of four (two small children 4 and 2) spent 8 nights in this wonderful island at the start of June.

We chose this property as it looked modern, clean and well lit from the photos - and, of course, it was right on the beach from what we could see.

On the run up to our stay Dieter or Heidi always responded promptly to our e mails and were ever so friendly - even managing to sort out wifi for our arrival after us asking whether it would be available.

We arrived to an immaculately clean house and friendly Ilsa, who looks after the property, showed us round and told us a few helpful details about the island.

The house has a super open plan kitchen, diner and sitting room area which really makes the most of the beautiful views with big windows and sliding doors. Rather than being on a conventional beach, the house is situated on one of the islands many lagoons, or, I guess, estuaries. This is a fascinating part of the island and meant that our view outside would change almost hourly! Sometimes we had a flat expanse of marshland and at high tide the sea would be lapping at the verandah wall.

The house has all amenities - cupboards are fully stocked with all the little gadgets you might need and there are some toys and board games too.

The shower had a bit of a tendency to go hot and cold but after chatting to other people staying on the island, I think this must be what happens generally and it always heated up again.

There are two giant inflatable tyres for the kids and a shopping trolley for trips to the super market over in the mainland. There's an outside shower to wash sandy feet and a lovely big verandah to relax. Everything you could ask for really!

As for the island itself, if you're after a busy night life and a hotel with pool and entertainment, and plenty of choice of international cuisine.. maybe Armona Island isn't for you! But if you DO like tranquility, peace, bird song and letting your kids run naked and wild then I would recommend this island a lot! The 'main road' is about 2 meters across! The little local shops are stocked well enough to get basics in when you arrive and there are a handful of restaurants that do the usual fair and great fish, of course.

One word to the wise- it gets a lot busier on the weekends when locals come for a day out. And apparently it's heaving in August, so maybe not the place to go for tranquility that particular month!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Thomas and Jill, thank you for your great comments! So glad you enjoyed your stay in our house on the lagoon. This year we will install a "solar boiler" so the hot water problem will be solved. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Regards Dieter and Heidi
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From the Owner

We are Dieter and Heidi from Belgium. 18 years ago we discovered this island. It was love at first sight!! At first we just rented the house, but when we heard that it was for sale we decided to buy it immediately. The location is wonderful with great views and sights! When our kids were younger they loved going to Armona and played all around the island. They were building sandcastles in front of our house and were enjoying the small things that Armona has to offer. Now they are older but they still love the island especially having drinks on the beach at the bar or having friends over to party and enjoy the peace. Let us share this piece of heaven with you!!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro Airport at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : at 1.6 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Beach right in front of our house!


Nearest Airport - Faro airport: 15 Kilometres

Nearest Ferry - Armona Island - Olhao: 200 Metres

Nearest Train - Olhao: 1.6 Kilometres

Nearest Motorway - IP1 - Olhao: 7.5 Kilometres

Nearest Beach - Armona Island: 200 Metres

Nearest Barpub - Armona Island: 200 Kilometres

Nearest Golf - Olhao - Colina Verde Aparthotel & Golfe: 9 Kilometres

Nearest Restaurant - Armona Island: 200 Metres


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
1 Oct 2016 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A securing deposit must be paid on time of booking this is 50% of the total booking cost. The balance is to be paid 8 weeks before arrival. A security deposit of 200€ is payable before arrival. The security deposit will be refunded in full if the property has been left in an appropriate condition.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner.

Payment can only be made by bank transfer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 17-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea


  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Outdoor Shower, there is also 1 outdoor toilet


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 3 bedrooms with double bed.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside: Terrace with stunning views over Ria Formosa and Olhão. Enjoy the BBQ and a great meal outside. Utility Room: Washing machine, cleaning product. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath and beach towels supplied. Bedding supplied. Villa preparation and exit clean included in the rental price. Extra maid services can be arranged for an additional cost. Other: Outside there is a terrace with awning, outdoor table and chairs, built in BBQ and outside shower.

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