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Armona Island Cottage with Beautiful Sea Views on Peaceful Holiday Island

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage on Armona Island, Olhao, Eastern Algarve.

Surrounded by sandy beaches, Armona is totally traffic-free and truly relaxing. Our home is on the south side of the Island, reached after a pleasant 15minute stroll from the ferry, past other charming cottages and villas. It is simply, but comfortably furnished with all you need for a relaxing holiday. A 2 minute walk takes you to the beautiful Atlantic bay with safe swimming and fantastic beaches.A handful of cafes and restaurants serve delicious sea-food and snacks and 2 well stocked mini markets sell all your daily needs. The lively fishing port of Olhao is only a 15minute ferry ride away and is famous for its wonderful markets, cafes and restaurants. The cottage has beautiful views of the coast from the rear terrace where you can relax with your evening meal from the built-in barbeque. Neighbours are well screened by lovely mimosa trees and the design of the house affords plenty of privacy.

Member since: 2009
Speaks english, portuguese
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

About The Owner

My husband and I have lived in Portugal for nearly 15 years and love life here.

We have a farmhouse in the country and 2 properties near the sea in Olhao and on Armona. We stay in both houses ourselves and like to think that we offer attractive comfortable accommodation in each with a few more home comforts than many properties that are just for rental.

My husbands works in London and also over here and I look after our properties as well as caring for the animals and the land here at home. Our website, will tell you even more about Armona and our other houses

Why The Owner chose Olhão

Armona Island has a special feel. No cars are allowed and the small settlement is full of old fashioned charm. Our website tells you more about the Island and our house is perfectly situated close to the beach with fantastic swimming which will give you a wonderfully peaceful and relaxing holiday.

What makes this house unique

Our house is not just a holiday rental. It has lots of small extras because we use it ourselves, so is very well equipped with everything you might need for your holiday..

It's peaceful, relaxing and has lovely views. You can see more on our website


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Olhão, Portugal

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • House is left clean and tidy as it is found.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , outdoor shower , Toilet and Washbasin with outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
  • Shower room with walk in shower, w.c. bidet and wash-basin. 2nd toilet and washbasin next to outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 single bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with single bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
Notes on accommodation: We give a small discount for couples wanting longer out of season lets. Please contact me for further details.We have heating and radiators for winter rentals and chilly autumn evenings. Please note we do not accept smoking inside the house. Outside: Totally fenced paved area around house. Terraces front and rear with table and chairs for dining and reclining with beautiful views of coast from rear terrace. Hammock and tiled relaxing areas. Sun umbrellas for shade. Built-in BBQ with adjoining outdoor sink and also further outdoor shower. Small wooded area to rear of house is fun for the children to play in and also offers further privacy. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels provided. A change of linen is supplied for you to use if you are staying longer than one week.


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Armona Island Cottage with Beautiful Sea Views on Peaceful Holiday Island
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews
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Very relaxing, lovely house

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely, clean house. It was very well equipped with everything you need for a self catering holiday. Although there are restaurants nearby too if you do not wish to make good use of the excellent fish and fresh produce in the markets in Olhao.

Lesley and her friends who help are very thoughtful, kind and helpful and nothing is too much trouble.

We enjoyed it so much that we are looking at booking for next year.

Thanks Lesley.

  • Review Submitted: 19/10/2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in Armona. The island is lovely with a fantastic beach which is only a few minutes walk from the house. There are several restaurants on the island but, for us, Armona 4 stood out for the both the food and friendly staff.

The house is exactly as it appears in the pictures. It was spotlessly clean when we arrived and is nicely decorated, very bright and comfortable. The kitchen is very well equipped and everything you need is provided for in the rest of the house. The terrace is a great size and overlooks the sand dunes with a small view of the sea. We spent nearly all our time out there as it is also very well lit at night.

Lesley is such a nice person and could not have done more for us - she even phoned to ask us if we would like to meet her in Olhao so that she could give us a loan of a guitar as my husband is a musician and had no guitar with him. That was such a nice gesture and really appreciated.

Thanks again Lesley for allowing us the chance to stay in your lovely house and we would highly recommend it to those who like a get away from it all and relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 08/05/2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Near Perfect

  • 4 of 5

I have stayed on Armona seven times in the last 10 years and most of those stays were in different houses. I have had both the family holiday with small kids and the adult holiday with my husband. It's one of my favourite places in the world.

This cottage was really comfortable, well equipped, private and attractive. But what I noticed most was the thoughtfulness of what was left for us from olive oil and herbs to umbrellas and information. The handover was a breeze too.

We will go back.

  • Review Submitted: 31/08/2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Loved my stay here

  • 4 of 5

I had the pleasure of spending a week in this charming cottage. It is in an excellent location very close to an amazing beach and Antonios. It is also not too far to walk to the pier and the cafes and mini markets there. It is lovely and private and offers great outdoor space. The cottage is absolutely practical with everything you would need as well as very comfortable. A perfect chill out space. I hope to make it back soon!

  • Review Submitted: 28/10/2013
  • Date of Stay: October 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Villa Teixrira da Cunha

  • 5 of 5

One of our best holidays ever.

This little villa is wonderful, all you need for a quite relaxing holiday.

Outside shower is a bonus, keeps you cool if you stay around the villa during the day.

There is not a lot to do in the evening, you can get the water taxi back from Olhao but if you can entertain yourself this is the perfect place to do so.

Armona is a very special place to go,

  • Review Submitted: 28/08/2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with Armona as soon as we got off the ferry, it is a superb place to go if, I repeat if you like peace and quiet with nothing to do in the evenings, just make your own entertainment.

  • Review Submitted: 28/08/2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
500 Metres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Sao Antonio
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Car: not necessary


2 minutes walk from stunning Atlantic bay, with shallow water and fantasic sandy beach.

15 minute walk to ferry and a further 15 minutes by boat to Olhao where there is a large harbour, restaurants, cafes and markets. Trains from Olhao run all over the Algarve and even to Lisbon.

Water taxis are fast and fun and available 24 hours per day.


Nearest airport is Faro, a 20 minute taxi ride away.

Car hire is not necessary as Armona is traffic-free. However should you wish to explore further on the mainland it is easily available.


Olhao is 15minutes away by ferry. They run hourly through the day in summertime and 3-4 times a day in winter.

Water taxis are available 24 hours per day and are fast and efficient.

Trains are easily available in Olhao and run regularly and inexpensively all over the coast and even to Lisbon.

Further Details:

Olhao has a large good quality supermarket close to the ferry terminal as well as excellent markets.

The pedestrianised streets of old Olhao are fantastic to explore and there are many cafes and restaurants all along the seafront to enjoy a drink or a meal whilst watching the world go by.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Olhão, Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
6 night minimum stay
Mid high season
1 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
high season
28 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
3 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
30 Sep 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes: Prices are for 2 people only. For extra adults please add.£10 per person per night or £15 per couple.
Please contact me regarding prices for children.
Please note deposits are non-refundable.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible to fit in with your needs.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property for 2 people. Please add £10 per night per person or £15 per coupple for each additional guest.
Child rates available on request.
Longer stay discount available.
Christmas and Easter charged at premium rates available on request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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