Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 bed

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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

In the mountain range just above the Algarve, the Igloo has a unique setting with views as far as the eye can see. Situated just north of São Brás de Alportel, between Barranco do Velho and Cortelha, the Igloo is isolated and other than the views, it has it's silence. Views all the way to the ocean, fresh sweet water pools nearby driving, two great restaurants in a few km range, and lot's of nature. Built out of hay and adobe, it's a unique experience. Tale to tell. At night it's us & the stars!

The space

Adobe finish gives a unique feeling, your sleep will be different!
openspace kitchen, open fire, 2 rooms, 1 toilet. Exterior wood oven and views until the eye can meet.

Guest access

We just have to share the fridge and eventually the kitchen. We will organize the best way for your comfort.

Interaction with guests

I'll be happy to give info on specific sites, views, happenings, culture, food, etc that the area and surroundings have to offer...

Other things to note

Despite the hot climate during the summer and a coldish one in the winter, the igloo always has a great temperature inside. We have a natural water source close by, so thirst will be taken care of! :)

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: £10 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: £4
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
May not be safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is flexible

just be yourself, hopefully a human being...



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Lock on bedroom door

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

24 Reviews

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Lisa User Profile
April 2017
wonderful host and superb location in the middle of nowhere... thanks a lot

Caroline User Profile
February 2017
Alo's igloo is as wonderful as the photos suggest and it's location is spectacular. Alo was a kind and considerate host and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in his unusual and simple home. The beautiful, quiet, rural setting was an easy drive from Faro. Great walking country - I would love to return one day to further explore the area.

Renata User Profile
January 2017
I really enjoyed staying in Aloys' igloo, got some useful tips about the building itself and had a nice chat with Aloys. I recommend staying there, it's something incredible!

Bianca User Profile
September 2016
Staying in the igloo with Alo is a really special experience. We will never forget the time we spent with him and his two dogs. We stayed for two nights and we even came back to say goodbye some days later before we left Portugal. Alo is welcoming and telling the best stories, the igloo is comfortable and clean and so special. We loved it but you need to be the right person for that. Openminded and free.

Dries User Profile
September 2016
This a really a unique place to stay. Staying at the igloo is really "back to basics", which i enjoyed a lot! It located in quite valley where do view is wonderfull. Aloys is a great host as well. I felt immediately at home. He's a great guy and I had a wonderful conversation with hem.

Filip User Profile
September 2016
Unique building on a marvelous location with magnificent views

Amanda User Profile
September 2016
We had a wonderful stay at the magical igloo hosted by Aloys! It was such a unique place and situated in a rustic area surrounded by peace and quiet. Although the electricity had to be restarted on several occasions, we really appreciated how sustainable this solar-powered igloo was! Aloys was also a very friendly host, along with his two pet dogs!

PT · Joined in May 2016
Aloys User Profile