3bedroom 2 bathroom Beach House on the traffic free island of Armona in the Ria Formosa Nature Park.
About Trish harmer
We live on the Isle of Wight and like to spend as much time as possible on Armona.
Trish harmer purchased this House in 2003
Why Trish harmer chose Olhão
We found the Island in 2003 and fell under the Armona spell. we were lucky to find a property for sale and in the perfect location on the Island. not to far from the ferry and on the best beach on Armona.
What makes this House unique
Armona is such an amazing place. We have travelled to many other places and we have never found anywhere that is so unique. Many of our guest's come back year after year with some of them now purchasing there own properties. Words really don't do the island justice and we are sure that you will have a fantastic holiday.
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Calm & Relaxing
We stayed for 10 wonderful days. The property met all of expectations & would even say it went beyond them. We had a cup of tea on the beach, then breakfast on the roof terrace every day
They island is beautiful, but became busy at weekends. We tried all the restaurants, but A4 roof top was our favourite.
Thank you for sharing your property
Another great stay
Great location on a beautiful island
What a beautiful beach house, has everything you can think of for your stay and very comfortable
This house is perfect, right on the beach and the view from roof terrace is stunning. Watching the tide come and go in the morning with your coffee and in the evening it's perfect for watching the sun set with a glass of Portuguese Rose
Our stay at The Beach House Armona
We had a great holiday which was on the beautiful island of Armona. The Beach house was a little disappointing on arrival as we had the impression that it would be front line to the beach. It certainly had a sea view from the lounge patio doors and access to the beach from there. The bonus was the roof terrace which was a great advantage as suitable for sunbathing etc. The property was adequate but a few items not working but our visit at the end of season could explain this. Some beds if used by adults were not comfortable and the general condition could be improved. The lady looking after the property was superb and very helpful. Th owners were very accommodating also..
The house is ideally located next to the bay. It was clean and well equipped
We had a fantastic time in a lovely house on a beautiful island. We met some lovely people but mostly had the most relaxing holiday. Due to the tide the stunning views over the bay were constantly changing and the sunsets were outstanding. We found the quality of food in the restaurants excellent but we also enjoyed a few nights in with the barbeque. We have already booked a return visit which says it all
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A LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN
The house is light and airy with fantastic views from the roof terrace. We spent a lot of time beach combing and making friends at the Armona 4 where they serve lovely meals and cold drinks. The people are very friendly. The lagoon is not to be missed. A lovely peaceful place to stay.
You are surrounded by miles of safe sandy beaches. The shallow lagoons at the front of the house are ideal for swimming and snorkeling. The Atlantic beach at the top of the island is about 15 minutes walk and is fantastic for beach combing. We find many large and unusual shells washed up on this beach. It is possible to walk to the far end of the Island along the beach and this would take approx 2 hours.There are many types of migrating birds plus chameleons.
The nearest airport is Faro approx 20 mins by taxi. Taxis are available 24/7 or car hire if you require. It is not essential to hire a car as everything is within easy walking distance of the ferry at Olhao.The ferry to the island takes approx 15 minutes and currently costs euro 1.85 each way.There is a water taxi service 24/7 which costs 20/25 euros.
The Island is a traffic free zone with everything within an easy level walking distance.The locals are very friendly with many speaking English.
The mainland is only 15 minutes from the Island and is serviced by a regular ferry service.There is a bus and train service from Olhao which will take you in either direction along the Algarve coast for days out.Spain is less than an hours drive away. A short distance from Olhao and facing Armona is the Ria Formosa Environment Centre which explains the importance of the Islands to visitors. There is a working tidal mill and it is also the home of the unique water dog with webbed feet.
There are a number of restaurants/bars all serving local dishes, 2 mini market's with fresh bread and fish daily, Mobile phone reception is good, Banks are located on Olhao sea front as is the tourist information centre, please note there are no cash machines on Armona. Free Wi Fi Internet access is provided at the house also in Olhao on the green in front of the Police station and at the Park cafe next to Pingo Supermarket. There are several other supermarkets and the the main high street shops are within easy walking distance of the ferry.The largest fish/meat/produce market on the Algarve is held a couple of minutes walk from the ferry terminal as is open every day except Sunday. Fishing is still the main income for the town.There are dozens of bars and restaurants on Olhao seafront offering a wide variety of eating places to suit every taste and budget, Boat trips are available from the Island and Olhao to discover the Ria Formosa nature reserve. Kayak hire is available on Armona. The Island is all about chilling out and enjoying yourself. There are no high rise apartments or English breakfasts on the Island,(unless you cook it yourself).This is an unspoilt and protected region of the Algarve which the Portuguese had kept to themselves for years. We were very fortunate to find this fantastic Island and it gives us great pleasure offering others the opportunity to discover this hidden gem. Free parking is available by the side off the fish dock opposite the GNR police station and only 3 minutes walk to the ferry. Car hire is not necessary as everything is within easy walking distance around Olhao and there is also a 30 minute shuttle bus service from the ferry if you wish to travel further.