3 Bedroom (Sleeps 7) House in Ilha Da Armona

Jabulani- A spacious beach house on Ilha da Armona with amazing sea views from the roof terrace and 40m to beach
At a glance: Child Friendly, Wifi, Garden.
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Owner: Lucie Pursell
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Overview

  • Property Type: House
  • Location: Ilha Da Armona
  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 3 Bedroom
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Minimum nights stay: 6
  • Low season price per week: £615
  • High season price per week: £970
  • Average price per week:£760
  • Property Rating: 5/5 Average Rating (40 Reviews)
  • Please contact the owner directly to confirm the price and availability

Description

The Portuguese island of Armona is an unspoilt paradise and a great base for exploring the Algarve. No cars. Sand in your shoes. Away from the mainland. Surrounded by water. Sharing this slice of paradise with chameleons, seahorses and thousands of bird species. Sounds too good to be true? Well it isnt!

Ilha da Armona as it is known to the locals, is a 15-minute ferry ride across the bay from the fishing port of Olhão,, a mere 15 minutes from Faro airport, The entire island lies within a naturally formed lagoon. On one side the water is calm and warm and ideal for swimming. On the other is the more aggressive Atlantic coast, offering a dramatic, windswept contrast and great for kite surfers.
A leisurely stroll between the two takes only 15 minutes. Many of what were once fishermen’s cottages, simple and basic, have been modernised and transformed, some more than others, but they all retain a similar characteristic of being painted brilliant white against the bright blue skies.

The island itself has little in the way of development with no ATMs, cars, hotels or clubs – a few simple cafes and restaurants and endless sandy beaches stretching along its four-mile length. More importantly, there is the Armona lifestyle, which is deliciously chilled, laid-back and worry-free. In the summer months, islanders walk around in swimming costumes and shorts, and everyone is very relaxed. The Ria Formosa (translation: beautiful coastal inlet / beautiful river), a protected natural park since 1987, consists of over 18.000ha of estuary and wetland with Olhão at its mouth and the wild Atlantic beyond. This area is lovingly protected by the Portuguese for its outstanding natural beauty.

Pronounced "oll-yowng", Olhão, the nearest town, is the Algarve's largest fishing port with an active waterfront and pretty, bustling lanes in its old quarter. A rare gem, its centre is crumbling, charming, faded, and stuffed full of appealingly batty characters. Over the last ten years, the town has been smartened up considerably and featured in many travel magazines. There are now very few old buildings that are yet to be restored. The flat-roofed, Moorish-influenced neighbourhoods and North African feel make it a very pleasant place to wander. Walk along the promenade from the jetty to the other end where the hotel is and you will notice how the town has been smartened up! The town’s fish restaurants draw the crowds, as does the morning fish and vegetable market on Avenida 5 de Outubro, best visited on Saturday.. Around 80% of Portugal's clams are fished here, around its four low islands.

Our beach house, named Jabulani reflecting our background and years spent in South Africa, has been sympathetically updated and equipped to a high specification, close to the lagoon beach and off the main pathway (50 paces to child friendly beach) Many of the houses on the island can be quite overlooked with small rooms, which Jabulani, meaning 'be happy' is not. The house has three terraces; a large covered terrace area for eating which includes a large built in BBQ and external kitchen facilities, a front terrace where one can enjoy the full sun and a magical roof terrace with views across the Ria Formosa towards the mainland. At night time the coast line twinkles with lights and is mesmerising. Beach wise, there is a lot to choose from; the house is very close to a secluded lagoon beach which is lovely when the tide is partially or fully in. Similarly the side beach which is directly behind the house is a great place for young children to play in the sand, to swim as the water is shallow enough with no unexpected surprises, or to kayak or use a SUP. The beach by the ferry terminal is usually lively in peak season, manned by lifeguards with a safe swim area on both sides of the jetty. Alternatively, take a 15/20 minute wander along the main path way or walk across the beach behind the house at low/mid tide to the Atlantic Beach regarded by many as one of the nicest beaches in the Algarve. Near the boardwalk you will find more people and a excellent beach/cocktail bar (which also serves snack food). They also rent out sunbeds with parasols so you can escape the fiercest summer sun. Away from the beach bar, you will find even fewer people until you feel you have the beach to yourself

As owners, we spend considerable time on the island and have thus made sure the house has all that one needs to enjoy a relaxing break. Guests who book are given, prior to their arrival, detailed notes on the house and the island itself to ensure their stay is as pleasant and hassle free as possible.

Note regarding prices-Prices are based on six persons using the house, an additional person will attract a 10-15% surcharge depending on age.. All bedrooms have double beds, the smallest bedroom has a triple bunk with a 4ft 6 inch (135 cm) bed below and single bed above. The largest bed is 160cms in the main bedroom. The owners reserve the right to exercise their discretion in terms of accepting or rejecting any booking requests for 7 persons.

40 Reviews - 5/5 Average Rating

Awesome

By Tony Davies on 30-Sep-2021

We live in the Algarve and love Armona, we stayed at this amazing villa with some friends. Wow, it just felt so homely, it was equipped with everything and more, and just a stones throw from the beach. The villa was spotless on arrival. We loved it so much we have booked already for next year, none of us wanted to leave.

5 of of 5

Paradise island house

By Kathrin Leist on 17-Aug-2021

We visited armona island for the first time and Lucie was very helpful to give us all the information before hand. When we arrived we were instantly in love with the island and the house, as it it’s great equipped for cooking and there a lots of beautiful details like nice towels and bedding. It is also great that the house is in the second row of the main walking path, were people arrive from the ferry, so you can hang on the terrasse and enjoy some privacy. In the evening we sat down on the rooftop and watched the sea, also there is everything you need to play with kids at the beach, we can’t wait to be back !

5 of of 5

La maison du bonheur !

By Famille Boisselier on 29-Jul-2021

La maison de Lucie sur l'ile d'Armona en Algarve, se nomme "Jabulani". Ce qui signifie : Be Happy ! Et nous y avons vraiment passé un séjour heureux ! Cette maison est juste parfaite en tous points. Elle se situe à 2 minutes à pieds d’une plage protégée par une anse de sable, comme un petit lagon, ou l’eau est plus chaude que côté grand large (seulement à 10 minutes à pieds). Elle propose une vue à 360° de l'ile sur son toit terrasse et sur les iles de Culatra et Farol. Jabulani est spacieuse, facile à vivre et décorée avec goût. Elle possède des équipements absolument incroyables pour une maison de vacances. Sans parler de la mise à disposition de tous ce dont vous pourriez avoir besoin en bord de mer (livres, jeux, kayak-paddle-biscotte, etc...). Les couchages des 3 chambres sont très agréables, .., Enfin, sa propriétaire Lucie est d'une gentillesse et d'un professionnalisme irréprochable. Elle nous a accompagné pendant la période covid avec bienveillance. (report / changement de dates, etc…) Rapport / qualité prix exceptionnel. Nous reviendrons c'est certain ! L’algarve recèle une superbe Ile : Armona et une superbe possibilité d'en profiter grâce à la maison Jabulani de Lucie.

5 of of 5

Prices

1/10/21-15/10/21 Low season 2 615
16/10/21-31/10/21 Mid season 4 700
April 2022 Low season 625
1/5/22-27/5/22 Mid season 1 710
28/5/22-30/6/22 Mid season 2 765
1/7-15/7/22 High season 1 900
16/7-3/9/22 Peak season 975
4/9-30/9/22 Mid season 3 800
1/10-15/10/22 Low season 2 625
16/10/-31/10/22 Mid season 4 700

Location

Suitability

Children Welcome
Wheelchair Access

Facilities

Refrigerator
Hob
Oven
Microwave
Dishwasher
Pantry Items
Coffee Maker
Toaster
Dining Seats
Dining Room
Internet
Wood stove
Heating
Linens Provided
Washing Machine
Living Room
Hairdryer
Ironing Board
Television
Satellite/Cable
Books
Garden
Kayak/Canoe

Theme

Adventure
Away from it all
Family
Sports activities