The Bamboo apartment 6km > beach
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
This one of a kind apartment is inspired on the actual authentic name of the land: “Moinho das Canas” which freely translated means Cane Mill. As the name suggests quite some cane is growing here and we used this material to decorate this apartment. You will find the bamboo back, used in all sorts of ways; in the ceilings, interior finishing, the table, the kitchen and even the bed. All this done in a very harmonious way with room enough for many more natural building materials such as cork, wood and stone.
The Bamboo Apartment is T 1 and features:
• one bedroom with double bed (160cm x 200cm)
• bathroom with shower, toilet and sink,
• a corridor with wardrobe
• a split level down (50 cm 3 steps) open space living, dining and kitchen area
• the kitchen is simple and rural in nature with a fridge, gas stove with oven, extraction fan and utensils.
• a low loft to sleep up to 2 children access through a wooden ladder
• use of wash machine (not in but near the apartment)
• fire place for winter
• decking with great view
• free wifi
• hairdryer on request (please don't bring your own in relation to energy efficiency)
• use of wash machine (not in the apartment but nearby)
• bike rental on request
• breakfast, lunch or dinner on request
The living has a self designed sofa with fire place that has a tiny oven in it so on the cold days you can put a fire on and cook your cake at the same time. The windows to the front give an amazing view and access to a beautiful wooden decking of more than 30m2 with an outside shower and plenty of space for lying, sitting or doing yoga.
On the other side we have a tiled outside area for extra sun exposure in the morning and on windy days. Through this side you normally enter and make your way out to the parking place where you can comfortably park your car safely only 30 meters away from the apartment. Access is found through a tiled path from the apartment till your car.
Electricity, Water and Gas is included in the price; you will only pay for wood in the winter if you choose to make a fire. The building is centrally heated as well.
If you come with children we have solutions for babies in the parents bedroom, younger children need to sleep on a extra bed in the living room or children over 7 years old can you use the low mezzanine level which is a great adventure for kids (access through a step staircase). Or if you have kids who are old enough we have a fully decorated yurt (Mongolian Tent see website for pictures) a stone's throw away from the apartment which can be seen from the apartment please check for availability.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Odeceixe Beach 6 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 125 km, Nearest railway: Lagos 50 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Algarve region
Gaily painted boats in fishing ports gracefully bob up and down. Sparkling white-washed houses with distinctive Moorish chimneys are dotted everywhere. In spring the entire region is carpeted with white almond blossom.
The Algarve has something to offer everyone, tempting golf courses on which international tournaments are played, superb tennis and riding, and every watersport you can think of. There's an excellent choice of holiday apartments and villas, and hotels which also provide first-rate business and conference facilities. Walk through the busy local markets to choose from traditionally- made handicrafts such as matgrass baskets and rugs, beautiful hand-painted pottery and tiles, beaten copperware and intricate bobbin-lace. At night visit one of the many glittering casinos or clubs, or simply sit outside beneath the stars and sample some freshly-caught seafood.
A fishing boat on an algarve beach, South PortugalThere is much, much more to the Algarve than sun and sea. You can discover the remains of Roman towns, admire cool tiled churches and explore narrow winding side streets. Faro, international gateway to the region, offers lively cafes, smart shops, cobblestoned streets and grand houses with wrought-iron balconies. In the Cidade Velha - Old Town - you can browse around the 13th Century Cathedral and Bishop's Palace.
Moving west, the area around Almancil is best known for its prestigious holiday resorts. The tiny Sao Lourenco Church in the village, with its spectacular Baroque tiled ceiling, is thought to be one of the finest in Portugal. At the popular resort of Albufeira you can still see fishermen sitting on the beach beside their colourful boats mending nets. Inland lies Lagoa - famous for its wines, Silves - with its red sandstone castle and battlements standing proudly against a background of mountains, and Caldas de Monchique - a quaint Roman spa town. Lagos, on the coast, was one of the earliest settlements where Prince Henry the Navigator built his ships for the voyages of discovery. Further west lies the dramatic windswept promontory of Sagres - known for its fort, now an emblematic and cultural place, and for being the departure point of Portuguese navigators - and of Cabo de Sao Vicente, once thought, as it stood on the very edge of the world, to be a meeting place of the gods.
To the east of Faro stretches the Ria Formosa, a nature reserve with a peaceful bird sanctuary. The beaches along this part of the coast are flatter, wider and more deserted. Olhao is a 17th Century town built in Moorish style and known for its lively indoor fish market. Further east is one of the Algarve's most elegant towns: Tavira. With its pastel-coloured houses reflected in the gliding river, minature domes, ornate belltowers, low bridges and twisting streets, Tavira has a charming, almost oriental flavour. For a wealth of sports, night-life, beautiful scenery and glorious sunshine throughout the year, the Algarve cannot be beaten.
Embedded by the eco reserve that "Vida Pura eco retreat" is situated in and a short drive 6 km away from the stunning beach of Odeceixe we have the best of both worlds to offer.
During the day and especially at night it is so quiet you can hear a pin drop, the nocturnal animals sing their songs and the stream that divides the Algarve and the Alentejo trickles endlessly over the land. Apart from our houses that are built as ecologically as possible we have a beautiful biodynamic garden that produces lovely food for you to enjoy. Great walks and strolls by the river stream can be undertaken.
If you want some more movement but not too much you can take a bike, walk or drive to Odeceixe, a little sleepy town where time has stood still. Around the area traditionalism is very tangible, agriculture and fishery are one of the main activities. An area where donkeys are still ploughing the fields and the fish is served straight from the boat onto your plate.
Odeceixe Beach is a 1st price winning beach in the huge Natural Park that surrounds it. The beach is great for surfing, body boarding and sunbathing. It lends itself for playing lots of games and because of its width during low tide it's almost a round beach. The stream that runs over our land flows into the sea. At the riverside the ocean's waves are cancelled out and harnesses great opportunity for families with smaller kids.
Recently the Rota Vicentina has been installed, an unbelievable experience for trekking minded people. A trail that runs right by our land goes for hundreds of kilometres over the coast line and partly inland as well.
Whether you're looking for rest, nature or an activity holiday this is the right spot.
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