Just an hour’s drive away from Lisbon lies this beautiful retreat, called Casas na Areia, a perfect place for a tranquil holiday near at the beach, but including all of the benefits that modern technology offers and you would be reluctant to leave behind.
Before the purchase and renovation, the land was owned by local fishermen and farmers and it was covered with houses made of wood and straw. The renovated Casas na Areia includes four huts. Architect Aires Mateus was asked to undertake the project and come up with a unique solution that would preserve the charm of the area, along with the peaceful feeling, but still bring the modern standards of comfort and technology.
One of the most notable ideas is the sand floor, which brings closer together the external and internal areas of the place. This does not have just a visual effect, but also brings the feeling of worry-free relaxation. The hut that serves as a common kitchen, dining room and a hangout area is especially communal in spirit and probably the closest to the natural within the huts.
If you wish to enjoy greater luxury, you can spend time in the glinting white-walled bedrooms that feature concrete floors, and swim in the pool.
The location itself is wonderful and, being close to the sea and the river, there is a lot to do and enjoy, but simple relaxation is what most people choose to do here, even though various activities are available.
When it comes to relaxing summer holidays, Casas na Areia offers simply everything you might need. [via]
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