Inspiration for your best seasonal get-away ever

The Algarve is undoubtedly one of Europe’s finest golf and beach destinations. Yet there is surprisingly more to captivate the visitor, and there is no better time to discover this beautiful south facing coast than in early autumn.  This is the season to indulge in authentic gastronomy, discover a fascinating cultural heritage away from the summer crowds, whilst staying at some of the best properties in our portfolio.

The coast spectacular, not only sandy beaches, but impressive coastal hiking routes, as well as a wealth of activities from boat trips to snorkelling adventures. If you head a little inland through orange groves and cork forests, you’ll find lovely local towns with bustling markets.

Algarve. Photo courtesy @VisitAlgarve

Faro – the gateway to the Algarve

Faro, the regional capital of the Algarve is enjoying a renaissance thanks to its authentic ambiance, charming local eateries and relaxed café culture. The coast around Faro is amongst the most unspoilt of the Algarve, yet it is also conveniently close to the international airport, superb golf resorts and the protected Ria Formosa Nature Reserve. Here you will find Casa Luum.

Casa Luum – Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, Algarve – Family & Friends

A place where spectacular architecture is embraced by stunning nature, Casa Luum embodies everything about sophisticated living on the Algarve. Close to Faro’s  international airport, yet secluded amongst pine, olive and almond trees, this contemporary minimalist 4-bedroom home is perfect for families or small groups.

Make the most of the beautiful light of the Algarve, relaxing by the beautiful pool, or dining al fresco on one of the private terraces, decks or patios. Inside you’ll feel embraced by nature too thanks to large windows and glass doors that bring the outside in. 

Designed by Architect Pedro Domingos, Casa Luum has a sustainable, eco-design that respects its tranquil natural setting, bringing together fine Portuguese materials with designer touches to create a welcoming and unique holiday home.

You’ll feel the warmth and beauty of Portugal all around you thanks to thoughtful interior design that includes locally sourced, artisan ceramics, pottery and blankets

Casa Luum

Casa de Botelho – São Brás de Alportel, Algarve – Friends & Family 

Continue inland from Faro is where one discovers the real Algarve, a place of rolling countryside, historic towns and beautiful country homes. Here you will find Casa de Botelho.

Experience stylish Portuguese rustic chic, at this charming restored farmhouse, now sophisticated home with spectacular pool. Set upon a hill, guests are afforded privileged views of the Algarve, enjoying rural peace whilst still be close to all the vibrancy ad attractions of the coast.

This 7-bedroom property includes some sensational suites – it really is a special place for a multi-generational family get-together, or a break with friends.

Casa de Botelho

Combining rustic allure, with a clean, light, clutter free interior of white walls, terracotta floors and  wooden furniture, it’s a home where you can’t help but feel relaxed.

In the centre of the estate you find a typical courtyard with fountain, whist surrounding the property are mature gardens and orchards just inviting you to laze away each day – a favourite place is the hanging bed in the old oak tree.

Casa Fuzetta – Olhão, Algarve – Groups & Retreats 

To the east of Faro, about 20 minutes transfer from the airport is the town of Olhão. The town has a wonderful farmers’ market and fresh fish market, as well as some authentic local restaurants. Olhão is also the gate way to the remarkable Ria Formosa Nature Reserve and also some of the finest beaches on the Algarve. It’s here you will find Casa Fuzetta, the perfect place for your next retreat.

Feel immersed within Portuguese charm, at this spectacular 12-bedroom, restored property in the heart of a whitewashed Algarve fishing town. In addition to the spacious guest rooms, each with a private ensuite bathroom, Casa Fuzetta boasts an impressive rooftop private heated pool and pool bar, an enthralling place to relax in the sun, with views out across the town. The rooftop yoga decks have a capacity for an instructor and up to 16 participants.

Casa Fuzetta

The property has plenty of appealing indoor and outdoor spaces for groups, as well as a dedicated meditation room. The huge contemporary kitchen (perfect for guest chefs) leads onto a large terrace which easily sits 24 diners, perfect for year-round al fresco dining – there’s even an open fireplace and charcoal BBQ.

It all adds up to a spectacular venue for a group retreat.

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Paola Fiocchi Van den Brande

Paola Fiocchi Van den Brande is Founder and Director at Passepartout Homes, luxury holiday homes.

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