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Located in the middle of a nature reserve just an hour away from the city of Lisbon, Portugal, is the exclusive resort of Casas Na Areia. It is comprised of four stone huts, each one renovated by the addition of local wood and other materials, furnished in an elegant minimal style and fitted out as self-contained holiday homes which sleep up to eight at any one time, in addition to a separate communal living and dining space. The huts retain a strong sense of their original identity in line with the local building laws.

While not exactly by the sea, it is in fact a five minute drive away, sand surrounds the entire complex, adding to the tranquility of the location and in the case of the communal living and dining hut, it actually extends into the interior and becomes an original floor covering. The idea of a floor being part of nature heralds back to more primitive times when solid floors were unheard of and at best, packed earth would be the norm, simply an extension of the outside.

A truly unique holiday destination, part of the Welcome Beyond group of alternative luxury hotels, where nature lovers can enjoy a break from city life, surrounded by a rice paddy, pine forest and the river estuary where dolphins and flamingos may be spotted. If that is not enough, a pool and deck with loungers are at hand and bicycles are provided for excursions around this scenic area. A must visit dream destination that evokes all senses!

Posted by Eleftheria Athanasopoulou
Posted on April 23rd, 2013
in Interiors & Casas Na Areia