Between hills, sandy beaches and small fishing villages, "The Addresses" is a new Belgian hotel group that offers three dream homes and their concierge service for rent in the Algarve. The three guesthouses have been renovated by the best local architects and display a perfect interior design. The addresses, a contemporary hotel model that makes you want to fly off to the south of Portugal right away.
The Addresses was born from the passion for the Algarve of Bert and Ludovic, the founders of the hotel project. Through three exceptional addresses, they share with their guests all their experience of the Southern Portugal's Lifestyle and their love of beautiful things. In one year, three houses have opened, each one telling their own story, but all sharing exemplary decor and comfort. Perfect interior and outdoor design, offering a smart selection of furniture mixed with local handicrafts. Three villas whose simple names recall the soothing atmosphere they provide. Um, Dois, Três... Zero fault for The Addresses, whose next resorts are impatiently awaited.
Casa Um reinvents the traditional architecture of the Algarve. This former sheepfold transformed into a minimalist villa, offers a refined decor conducive to the rest of city dwellers in search of tranquility and an idyllic setting. This contemporary retreat is split-level, with the upstairs common areas opening onto the interior patio and garden, while the bedrooms downstairs have a private patio with hammock , thus providing guests with absolute relaxation. The feeling of calm is accentuated by a palette of light colors, a variation of whites and creams occasionally enhanced by small green and orange touches echoing the citrus orchard bordering the villa.
The outdoor facilities and the landscaped garden are part of the extension of the minimalist style of the building. The swimming pool and the various terraces overlook the sea which extends to the horizon while the typical Mediterranean vegetation surrounds the house as far as the eye can see.
House for 8 people
From €1.600 / week
Casa Dois is an old fish warehouse converted into a modern townhouse. An oasis hidden in the heart of the largest fishing port in the Algarve. From its roof terrace which is accessed by the spiral staircase, you can sip your morning coffee, comfortably seated in the Desert deckchairs by Ferm Living, and contemplate the Ria Formosa and the flat roof terraces of Olhão. Light enters the house through a row of beautifully preserved arches which give access to the patio, a small green setting wrapped in whitewashed walls and refreshed by the swimming pool. Inside, the high ceilings of the old "Armazèm" offer this house spacious volumes. On the ground floor, the kitchen is open to the living room and two bedrooms and their private bathrooms occupy the first floor.
House for 4
From €1.200 / week
Strolling through the pedestrian streets of Faro, no one could imagine that a little gem is hidden behind the facade of a very simple house. The latest addition to The Addresses catalog, Casa Três is a jewel of architecture and interior design. This former merchant's house has been renovated like the other properties of the group, with taste and sobriety. The three-bedroom house is built around a shaded courtyard from which the stairs provide access to the rooftop. All the furniture is taken from the catalogs of contemporary manufacturers, from the Paulistano armchair by Objekto to the Earth lamps by Serax. The set of dark wood joinery contrasts with the whitewashed walls, while the shades of gray of the terrazzo floor subtly continue with the cement of the exterior areas.
"THE CONCRETE STAIRS CONNECT THE POOL TO THE ROOFTOP WHERE YOU ENJOY LATE DINNERS WITH FRIENDS OR YOUR BREAKFASTS IN THE RISING SUN."
An old citrus tree shades the inner courtyard and allows you to take full advantage of the dining table and deck chairs bordering the concrete swimming pool. Two other terraces occupy the flat roof repainted in red ocher, which allow you to enjoy late evenings or have breakfast while contemplating the city and the nearby river.
Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Faro
House for 6
From €1.200 / week
In my bag
Our "must-have" selection for a stay at The Addresses
One piece swimsuit Adhara indigo blue, Ulla Johnson
Sandals Florence dark blue, Soeurs
Panier Joe, Claris Virot
Multi-usages balm Second Skin, Seventy-one
Sweater, Alma Deia
crédit photos © francisco nogueira & raf maes