Casa Modesta, Algarve, Portugal

Last year I had the most amazing time staying at the beautiful Casa Modesta. Set on the edge of the Ria Formosa Nature Park in the Algarve, southern Portugal. Casa Modesta is a rural retreat with sustainable design and architecture. Named by owner Carlos Fernandes after his mother, Modesta Maria, and developed among acres of almond and olive orchards at the site of his ancestral family home.

It’s designed by the owner’s sister Vania from the local architectural firm Par with sustainable design. The floors are lined with red limestone clay tiles, with stylish brass fittings and cedar furnishings in each h of the nine suites. The bathrooms are seporated from the bedrooms by white sliding doors, with brass kickboards that match the fitting. Tubs are submerged into the floors. All have a patio or a roof terrace overlooking the surrounding beautiful blue lagoon. There are also two public rooms, a kitchen and a swimming pool.

I got so warm welcome by the owner Carlos when I arrive and all the staff was so helpsome. I really felt home far away fom home at this cozy place with such a warm atmosphere.

A highlight of the day is the delicious homemade breakfast they served made of organic produce from their own garden or from the local area.

Casa Modesta, Quatrim do Sul, 8700-128 Olhao, Portugal