Pristine Whites & Architectural Lines In Faro's nature Reserve

Casa Luum, Sant Barbara de Nexe, Portugal
Casa Luum, Faro, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Villa
  • 4 BR
  • Sleeps 7
  • from € 1390 wk
Light, Tranquility, & Botanical Delights

Casa Luum lies at the end of an old dirt road in a nature reserve in Faro, its milky whites blending smoothly into the progressive blue of the sky. This 2500 square meter plot once housed a ruin left to nature, where hundreds of olive, almond, and cork trees and wildflowers grew. 

The plants that lived on the land still have their place within the careful lines of this holiday home in Portugal that treads gently like a polite guest. The owner worked with Lisbon-based botanical architects Sigmetum who collect seeds from the wild to cultivate them in their nursery so Casa Luum’s garden grows with the land’s endemic species. Local herbs and aromatic plants abound, perfect for your cooking, infusions, or aromatic treatments.

We love the lightness of this gem by architect Pedro Domingos that reflects the day and glows softly in the evening. When the sun is out, it casts beautiful geometric shadows on itself like minimalist paintings. Every line is perfectly juxtaposed, making each nook and corner a visual delight.

Description

Standing out in contrast to the earthy rural environment, this striking holiday home in Portugal is defined by beautiful geometric block forms, spare clean lines and pristine whites. 

Set within an expansive nature reserve in the hills of Faro and surrounded by acres of olive groves and peaceful countryside, the bleached structures form a series of interrelated living areas following the fundamental principles of contemporary Alentejano architecture.

Designed by internationally-renowned Portuguese architect Pedro Domingos, this modern installation employs a fresh, selective approach to minimalism and simplicity.

Expansive and bright, with simple understated luxuries and smart, minimalist decor  including locally made ceramics, pottery and blankets by Casa Cubista in Olhao, each of the living areas are bright airy spaces punctuated with multiple windows and angles that capture and reflect the natural light. 

The living room features a fireplace designed in 1965 by architects Alfonso Mila and Federico Correa surrounded by lounge areas next to the eat-in kitchen with both indoor and outdoor dining areas. 

With four large bedrooms and two full baths, the house sleeps seven comfortably and is family friendly. Each bedroom features private terrace access in peace and privacy. The house has also integrated many eco and sustainable practices such as solar energy and high grade insulation to heat and cool naturally.

The gardens were designed by Sigmetum, botanical architects based in Lisbon, who have collected and cultivated wild seeds, encouraging and protecting native species found throughout the region. The lovely sheltered pool features shaded lounge areas and there’s a fantastic rooftop terrace for dining, lounging and star gazing.

This peaceful retreat offers the best of sophisticated living with laid back country charms.  

Find out nearby property Villa Agosto here.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

High speed wifi throughout. Weekly housekeeping (€75) and laundry facilities. Ample parking. 

AROUND

The villa is located a few minutes from the picturesque village of Santa Barbara de Nexe in the Alentejo Province just 50 km from the Spanish border and within a short distance to the coast and downtown Faro. 

Seville is just an hour and half away and Lisbon is just over a two hour drive. Locally the town of Loule and the beautiful city of Tavira are within a short drive and the beaches of Almancil are just twenty minutes as is the coastal nature reserve of Rio Formosa. Other points of interest include: Evora, Flor do Crato, Ilha Deserta, Silves, Monchique, Sagres, Troia, Praia da Marinha, Vale do Lobo, and Quinta do Lago.

LOCATION

Faro Province, Portugal. Nearest Airport Faro International 

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring through Fall are high season in the Algarve region with cool winter off seasons where the focus turns away from sun and sand, but it’s nevertheless a lovely year round destination. 

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  • Casa Luum, Santa Barbara de Nexe, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Casa Luum, Santa Barbara de Nexe, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Casa Luum, Santa Barbara de Nexe, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
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  • Casa Luum, Santa Barbara de Nexe, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Casa Luum, Faro, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Casa Luum, Faro, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Casa Luum, Santa Barbara de Nexe, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Casa Luum, Santa Barbara de Nexe, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Casa Luum, Faro, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Casa Luum, Faro, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Casa Luum, Santa Barbara de Nexe, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Casa Luum, Faro, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Casa Luum, Faro, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Casa Luum, Faro, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Casa Luum, Faro, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Casa Luum, Faro, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Casa Luum, Faro, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Casa Luum, Faro, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Casa Luum, Faro, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Casa Luum, Faro, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Casa Luum, Faro, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Casa Luum, Faro, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Casa Luum, Faro, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Casa Luum, Faro, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Casa Luum, Santa Barbara de Nexe, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Casa Luum, Santa Barbara de Nexe, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Casa Luum, Santa Barbara de Nexe, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Casa Luum, Faro, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Casa Luum, Santa Barbara de Nexe, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Casa Luum, Faro, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Casa Luum, Faro, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Casa Luum, Faro, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Casa Luum, Santa Barbara de Nexe, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Casa Luum, Santa Barbara de Nexe, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Casa Luum, Faro, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Casa Luum, Faro, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals

Casa Luum

from 1390/ wk
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Quote Details

$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not included
TOTAL $1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
TOTAL (with Deposit) $1,780
Notes
Payment Terms:
  • $1,280 due now
  • Balance due
Cancellation Policy:

100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.

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Info & Rates
Bedrooms4 Bedrooms
Bed TypeDoubles
KitchenFully equipped kitchen
Bathrooms2 Indoor Bathrooms, 2 Outdoor Showers
Accommodate7 Guests
InternetWifi throughout
Pet friendlyNo
RatesRates start at €1390 per week from Saturday to Saturday. See rates table. Linens and towel charge: €50 per week, €75 Cleaning fee
Minimum Stay1 Week
ViewBeautiful countryside views
Notes

50% Deposit due at time of booking with balance due 3 months prior to arrival.

€500 Damages deposit due 1 month prior to arrival 

Towels, beach towels and sheets are €50 per week

€75 Cleaning fee

Check in: from 4pm

Check out: 11am

Cancellations will not receive refund of deposit

Rate Table

All bookings are from Saturday to Saturday except in low season ( November - March) 

Seasonal Dates Weekly Rates
November - March 1  €1390
March €1590
Holiday  (December 15 to January 10) €1790
Easter (April 6 to 28) €1990
April  €1790
May  €1990
June €2190
July & August €3790
September €2590
October  €1990
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Reviews

1 Review

  • Wim, August 8, 2018

    Without any doubt, the most beautiful house we ever stayed in: the architecture and decoration of the house are (close to) perfect, the pool is a gem (with the beautiful stairway), the roof terrace a dream (watching the starred roof above your head from there is a delight) and the outdoor shower a treat. Communication with owner Kristoff was swift and easy and some first teething problems (we were one of the first guest staying in the house) were dealt with very professionally. And his tips for restaurants, shops and outings were all great. The only thing that we missed, was a bit of shadow above the outside table, at the hottest moment of the day. Of course this all comes at a price, but it’s really worth it: we had an unforgettable stay. We would surely want to come back once.
     Lodewijk, Nico, Ann, Els, Korneel and Wim, from Belgium

    Wim

    Antwerp, Belgium

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