Previously we’ve admired The Addresses,
a trio of minimalist guesthouses on the coast of Portugal, the work of a pair of friends (a wine connoisseur and an art director) and designed by architects. At the time we first posted on the lodgings, the third guesthouse, Casa Três, was in progress; now that it’s complete and ready for bookings, we’re taking a closer (virtual) look.
Above: Casa Tres, a former merchant’s house, is situated “in the furthest eastern point of Portugal’s Algarve, with Spain just across the Guadiana river,” in the town of Vila Real de Santo Antonio. Above: The guest house has a wood-paneled lounge area and three guest rooms, each with an ensuite bath, situated around a central courtyard. Above: It’s fitted with laid-back, unfussy furnishings. Above: One of three bedrooms, with white-washed walls and simple linens. Above: Another bedroom features a wood-clad wall. (See our report on the subject in Trend Alert: The Return of Retro Wood Paneling.) Above: “Our aim is to let you swap your busy schedule for silence, nature, and inspiration,” the team says. “We’ll share with you what to do, visit, where to eat, make reservations and take care of all the details so you can make the most of your time while staying in our beautiful secluded getaway.” Above: Each guest house comes equipped with shoppable details, too. Above: Looking out at the courtyard. Above: The real gem is the central courtyard, an oasis in the city, redone with ample space for relaxing. Above: The dining table is shaded by a citrus tree for long lunches al fresco. Above: Clean-lined chaises offer space to lounge in sun or shade. Above: There’s also a plunge pool. Above: Refreshments, served poolside. Above: Stairs lead to the guest house’s private rooftop terraces. Above: Another secluded spot for feasting on wine and Portuguese seafood. Above: “Rent a bike at the corner of the street from Casa Três and cruise through the cooling Mata Nacional da Dunas Litorais pine forests,” the team says. “In less than 15 minutes, these roads will lead you to the deserted beaches south of Vila Real, also accessible by car in 5 minutes.” Above: The coastal town is sometimes referred to as Little Lisbon of the Algarve, with quiet, stunning views.
For more on the properties, see
One, Two, Three Minimalist Guesthouses on the Coast of Portugal (Pools Included).