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Spacious Beach House On Portugese Island Only 10 Minutes Away From Faro Airport



Updated: 23-Oct-2016
House on Isla of Armona, Olhao, Eastern Algarve, Portugal - Without Trafic, Only Walking In The Natural Park Of Ria Formosa

The house consists of a large sitting area, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom with bath, a kitchen, a large room with extra shower, barbecue, terrace etc.The house lies near the Atlantic Beach Coast and a Restaurant is near by. You can make 8 km beach walks to the other side of the island, take a ferry to Fuseta, take the train to Olhao and take another ferry to Armona. Or you can collect conquiles, eat them after you have prepaired them. You can enjoy the Atlantic beach or go to the other side, where the sea is more calm.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Hi, my name is Dingeman van der Stoep, we are a Dutch couple, moved to the Algarve nearly 16 ago. We live in Sao Bras de Alportel and own houses in Olhao, Estoi and one on the island Armona, which we rent out. We like to receive guests and show them the real, pure live here in this part of Portugal. In Holland I was an antique dealer and here we are looking for antique tools and try to give them a second change.

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Speaks English, French, German, Portuguese, Dutch

3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Paradise island

  • 5 of 5

A lovely, well-equipped home on a beautiful island. We had a relaxing, enjoyable stay on Armona. The beaches are sandy and you can find a quiet spot. The sea is warm and the lagoon is safe, and even warmer! There is wonderful sea and wetland birdlife - stalks, terns, egrets, herons, kingfishers, plovers, curlews (to name a few). There are several pleasant restaurants and two convenient shops. The ferry ride is good fun, cheap and interesting. Olhao is a lovely town to visit with fantastic markets, shops and restaurants. The house is ideally located for the beach and lagoon. There is a lovely restaurant a minute's walk away. The house is comfortable and spacious with everything you need for a great holiday. Henny and Dinco are lovely, friendly people and met us with a trolley for luggage off the ferry. All this just a short, easy trip from Faro airport. Thank you Henny and Dinco for letting us enjoy your home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This family consisted of 2 audits and 3 tieners, they stayed for 6 nights. They were very friendly and they left our house spotless!
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Great spacious property in a beatific island setting

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying in Armona. It is a wonderful island and great place to stay for a family holiday. Casa Berbigao is ideally located next to the Atlantic beach. As the sign on the beach says "Welcome to Paradise!"

Nico and Henny were very responsive and met us with a trolley at the ferry jetty. As the house is a 15 minute walk along the main path on the island, this was very welcome in the heat of the day.

The house is very clean and spacious. Bigger than the photos show it on the website and we enjoyed sitting out on the terrace having breakfast and lunch.

The kitchen and house is well equipped and we opted to take the wifi at a small extra charge. There's parasols and games for the beach as well.

The Atlantic beach is much quieter than the beach at the jetty and has miles of pure, white sand. The currents are quite strong so small children would need to be carefully supervised.

An ideal location for a relaxing family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely House - Amazing Island

  • 5 of 5

Armona Island is about a 15 min ferry ride off the south coast of Portugal (from Olhaó) - 15 min taxi ride from Faro Airport.

It's a glorious spot for a relaxing family holiday, and really manageable without the need for a rental car.

The Island is really beautiful - calm and peaceful - no cars and no resort hotels.

It's part of a National Park/ conservation area, so all the development is tasteful and understated, and it all feels 'well loved'.

The island is really well looked after-there seemed to be clean-up crews every day we were there,

and a small army of lifeguards arrived each day with the first ferry to man the various beaches.

There's a half dozen cafe's /bars / restaurants with good food (1st on the left at the ferry terminal is particularly good), and a couple of shops for basics.

A ferry trip to Olhaó provides for anything else you might need (inc. a really cool fresh fish and veg market close to the ferry terminal).

Lots of lovely beaches on the island, all in walking distance and a tidal salt water lake/lagoon, great for kids

(our 2 girls Chloe 4 and Robin 2 had an amazing time).

There's a really lovely long boardwalk out to a massive beach at the far end of the Island - beautiful and very accessible.

The Island gets a lot of day-trippers, esp. at the weekends, but never felt crowded while we were there (early June).

The house is about a ten min work down the 'main street' (it's basically a footpath with houses on either side - really lovely).

The owners provided a trolley for our luggage (this also became our main mode of transport for the girls for the week -

and we were very glad of it!).

The house is well looked after and well equipped - clean, comfortable and spacious, with a nice eating area out front.

It has it's quirks - which are more charming than inconvenient, and it has everything you could need for a relaxing family holiday.

It's not luxury - but neither is the price - it's definitely good value for money.

The owners (Hendricka and Dinko) are really helpful and friendly - they even came to the Airport to collect us on arrival

(above and beyond the call of duty), and are willing to help in any way - in multiple languages!

They also tried to organise mobile internet for us - which didn't work out (no fault of theirs: more my technical ineptitude),

but that was a blessing in disguise - we had almost 2 glorious weeks offline, doing very little!

There's wi-fi available in the local cafe if needs be.

Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was an interesting Irish family. They were with 6 people. 2 grand parents, 2 parents and 2 lovely girls. They were very friently and interested in Portugese way of living.
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From the Owner

This property is perfect if you love beach, sea views, swimming and long beach walks!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 10 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 10 Metres Nearest Ferry : at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 10 Metres Nearest Beach : at 100 Metres


Beaches on 2 minutes walking distance.


Faro airport is on 10 minutes drive from Olhao. You can either rent a car of take a taxi to Olhao.


If you like to rent a car, beautiful trips are to be made to Spain, e.g. Seville, to the west coast of Portugal, Faro or little villages on the main land.

Further Details:

Olhao is an historical fisherman's town. You find all kind of amenities, like restaurants, bars, banks, supermarkets and on Saturday morning a big market outside the market halls where farmers sell their own products.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late summer
15 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early Spring
1 Apr 2017 - 15 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
16 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late summer
16 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £45

Changeover Day:
The house is to be rented by the day with a minimum stay of 4 nights. leaving and coming hours are flexible

Notes on prices:
Cleaning costs € 50.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 23-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • house


  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea


  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 160 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • The Bathroom has a bath, wc and bidet. And extra shower is in a other part of the house.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and one single bed. Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds. Bedroom 3 with one double bed.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The house is situated at the ocean blue flagged beach site. The entrance to the beach starts after 150 yards from the house. Reaching the property is just over half a mile walking from the ferry arrival. A restaurant is close and a shop is nearby. Outside: Outside the house you will find a terras fully equipped. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, linen everything is available. Other: At the back of the house you will find a big room with another dining table, a barbecue area and an extra shower.

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