Georgia Hopkins

Casa Modesta

  • Where:
  • Why:It was top of my Portuguese wishlist.
  • When:June 2017
  • Who:Just me.
Casa Modesta Olá Casa Modesta.

Olá Casa Modesta.

Casa Modesta Clean lines.

Clean lines.

Casa Modesta Pool days.

Pool days.

Casa Modesta Looking up.

Looking up.

Casa Modesta Perfect lines.

Perfect lines.

Casa Modesta Bedroom perfection.

Bedroom perfection.

Casa Modesta Perfect corners.

Perfect corners.

Casa Modesta Cedar, cork and brass bedroom perfection.

Cedar, cork and brass bedroom perfection.

Casa Modesta All the little things.

All the little things.

Casa Modesta Mornings like these.

Mornings like these.

Casa Modesta Too pretty to eat.

Too pretty to eat.

Casa Modesta Ilha Deserta

Ilha Deserta

Casa Modesta The breakfast room.

The breakfast room.

Casa Modesta Bliss is this.

Bliss is this.

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.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 48/50

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


  • Music


  • Year Opened

    Not sure.

  • Designed By

    Par Architects, Portugal.

  • Health & Wellness

    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


  • Children


  • Price

    Perfectly priced.

  • Tel.

Take a speedboat (from Faro)

Take a speedboat (from Faro)

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

Ride bikes along the 4km bike path

Ride bikes along the 4km bike path

Paiol Historia e Sabores

Explore the nearby town of Olhão

Explore the nearby town of Olhão

Olhão, Portugal

Casa Modesta

Casa Modesta

Casa Modesta, Olhão, Portugal

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