“Nature Meets Luxury at Casa Na Areia “
Located in Comporta, one hour south from Lisbon is Casa Na Areia. Comporta is one of Portugal’s untouched destinations offering 50 miles of sandy beach and turquoise waters. Casa Na Areia is a unique beachside retreat which was originally designed as a weekend house but thanks to renowned architect Manuel Aires Mateus this work of art represented Portugal at Venice Architecture Biennale on 2010 and ever since gained popularity and has been available for guests.
Casa Na Areia is a one of a kind place in Portugal where nature meets luxury. The traditional floor have been abandoned for sand covered floor ( except for the bedroom and bathroom), not just that, the sandy floors have heating built in for those colder nights. Sometimes less is more and that is the philosophy at Casa Na Areia, the decor is simple chic with thatched walls, minimalist contemporary architecture wit African art and furniture.
It has a old Fishermen’s house vibe with feeling of tranquillity all around. There are 4 sand houses in total which are self catered. They have double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and are fully equipped with modern technological comforts. One of the houses traditional thatched houses offer a spacious living room which is fully equipped kitchen a chic long wooden dining table and another with a private plunge pool which is perfect for a dip on summers day.
The destination has plenty to offer, with the beach just 20 mins away on bicycle, the local area is dotted with dunes, pine forest, rice paddies as well as salt pans. Explore the nearby village, taste the local wine or observe the wildlife, the nearby nature reserve spots flock of flamingos and a pod of dolphins.
All photos: © Casas na Areia and Nelson Garrido