Located in Armação de Pêra, in the centre of the Algarve, the four-bedroom Red Chalet was built during the turn of the 20th century and inspired by the opulent luxury of the Belle Époque era. Originally known as ‘Chalet dos Caldas e Vasconcelos’, the property remained as a family summer home for almost 80 years, and this sense of “familial warmth” has been recreated in the Red Chalet.
Now listed as a historical building, the property perches directly on the Armação de Pêra seawall, offering guests ocean views (alongside the quaint Church square) and easy access to the beach. Inside is equally as impressive, as the renovation retained as many of the original elements as possible: unique wooden flooring, antique chandeliers, and a spectacular staircase were all lovingly recreated. The Moroccan influences of the architecture, with geometric designs on the shutters and ceilings, are also reminders of the region’s rich cultural history.
The two-bedroom Red Chalet (sleeping up to 4 guests) also benefits from a small annex, the White House, in front of the property that offers a duplex suite with living room and terrace downstairs, and an ensuite bedroom upstairs, as well as a further self-contained studio with bedroom, shower room and balcony.
Rates at the Red Chalet start from €2,500 per night for a minimum stay of 4 nights.