Casas Na Areia: A Unique Indoor Beach Retreat Joins Welcome Beyond

Located on Portugal’s Alentejo coast, the equally modern and traditional Casas Na Areia makes a gorgeous addition to Welcome Beyond’s selection of unique vacation homes & boutique hotels worldwide. Sitting among rice fields and sandy dunes, the four old masonry buildings deliver a genuine connection to nature.

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Casas Na Areia in Comporta, Alentejo, Portugal

Casas Na Areia

It’s the tranquility around Casas Na Areia, the scenery and peace. When people are there and walk on the sandy floors, they’re not able to walk as fast as on normal ground, so it winds them down.

Berlin, Germany (PRWEB) February 27, 2013

Welcome Beyond is proud to announce that Casas Na Areia in Comporta, Portugal, has joined its website promoting only the most memorable and unique vacation properties worldwide.

Located in the protected natural reserve of the Sado River estuary just an hour south of Lisbon, Casas Na Areia consists of four thatched-roof buildings, including three bedroom huts (with en-suite bathrooms) and a living and dining room hut with an indoor beach, making it ideal for groups of up to eight people. To maintain the historical aspect of the property situated on the land formerly owned by fishermen and rice farmers, the architecture is beautifully minimalistic, using only local materials.

When Casas Na Areia was chosen to represent Portugal at the Venice Biennale, owner João decided to open it to the public as a unique vacation rental. “It’s the tranquillity around Casas Na Areia, the scenery and peace. When people are there and walk on the sandy floors, they’re not able to walk as fast as on normal ground, so it winds them down.” The heated sand floor makes guests feel like living in an extension of the natural environment – a sensitive balance between modern architecture and respect to nature.

Guests have access to complementary bicycles and all of the amenities of the beach house, including the lap pool with its spectacular views over the adjoining landscape.

If guests prefer not to simply lay back by the pool and enjoy the location, there are lots of other things to do: this part of the Portuguese Alentejo coast is a sanctuary for birds, including storks and flamingos, and ideal to watch flocks of dolphins from the beach. The area also offers kite surfing (there are surf schools nearby) and guided beach tours on horseback are available as well. The two nearby villages of Comporta and Carrasqueira have their own original flair with traditional markets and restaurants offering inexpensive yet delicious dishes.

To find out more about the property, read the interview with João, the owner, and see more images of the beach huts, visit Casas Na Areia.

To find out about other unique vacation rentals and boutique hotels visit Welcome Beyond.