Georgia Hopkins

Casa Modesta

Olhão, Portugal

by: Georgia Hopkins

  • Why

    It was top of my Portuguese wishlist.

  • When

    June 2017

  • Who

    Just me.

Highs + Lows

  • The clean lines and minamalist design by PAr Architects.

  • The rooftop terrace with its views over the Ria Formosa National Park.

  • The delicious (and very Instagram-worthy) breakfasts that are served by the pool each morning.

  • The cedar, cork and brass interiors.

  • The 4km bike path nearby.

  • Two nights was not enough.

: 48/50
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  • Life Changing

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  • Overall Value

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  • Amenities

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Important Bits

  • Type

    Century-old family home converted by PAr Architects into a clean-lined, architectural wonderland.

  • Vibe

    A relaxed, family affair.

  • Location

    Halfway between the small fishing village of Tavira and the bigger town of Olhao.

  • Rooms

    9

  • Music

    No

  • Year Opened

    Not sure.

  • Designed By

    PAr Architects, Portugal.

  • Pool/Gym

    An all-natural outdoor pool.

  • Restaurant

    Not officially, but an incredible breakfast served each morning (and an option to book dinner if you feel like it).

  • Bar

    Not really, but you can purchase local beer and wine out of the mini-fridge.

  • Minibar

    No

  • Wifi

    Yes

  • Children

    Yes

  • Price

    Perfectly priced.

In the Area

To the remote sand bar island of Deserta and have lunch at Estamine restaurant (try the breaded shrimp).

Take a speedboat (from Faro)

Ilha Deserta, 8005-554 Frequesia da Sé, Faro, Portugal

To the remote sand bar island of Deserta and have lunch at Estamine restaurant (try the breaded shrimp).

From Casa Modesta to the little town of Fuseta and have dinner at the very charming Paiol Historia e Sabores.

Ride bikes along the 4km bike path

Paiol Historia e Sabores

From Casa Modesta to the little town of Fuseta and have dinner at the very charming Paiol Historia e Sabores.

Check out the daily fish market and grab ice cream from Gelato Davvero.

Explore the nearby town of Olhão

Olhão, Portugal

Check out the daily fish market and grab ice cream from Gelato Davvero.

casa-modesta

Casa Modesta

Casa Modesta, Olhão, Portugal

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