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LOW SEASON: Min. 5 nights / HIGH SEASON: MIN. 7 NIGHTS
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Casa Marítima

Casa Marítima in Comporta is a stunning five-bedroom holiday home with a dreamy infinity pool and a lush garden.Casa Marítima in Comporta is a stunning five-bedroom holiday home with a dreamy infinity pool and a lush garden.
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A stunning five-bedroom holiday home with a dreamy infinity pool and a lush garden in Comporta.

Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool
Design Pieces
Design Pieces
Bikes
Bikes
Beach
Beach
Nature
Nature

This stunning five-bedroom holiday home with a dreamy infinity pool and a lush garden is located near the beaches of Pego and Carvalhal, in Comporta.


As you arrive, you walk up to the house along a magnificent sensory path fringed by rosemary, lavender, swab grass, germander and shady trees. 

The spacious villa is built using local materials in Comporta’s style with beamed ceilings and thatched roofs, inspired by the region's fishermen huts. It features three double-bedroom suites, one bedroom with a double bed and another with twin beds, with these two rooms sharing a bathroom. Plus there are several decked shaded terraces. 

We love the open-plan living room and kitchen, which opens to an outdoor seating and dining terrace.

The decoration by Barracuda Interiors offers an eclectic mix of Portuguese regional crafts, late-20th-century furniture and highlights the collection of exquisite objects related to the sea - a reflection of the owner’s passion for the ocean (read our interview).

Awesomeness

The owner worked on this project alongside Nuno Lopes, the architect behind some of the most beautiful houses in Comporta and Melides.

The perfumed garden was conceived by landscaper Charlotte Van Houtte.

There’s a huge beautiful fresco on the wall above the kitchen by artist Austin Redfield Tondini (Redfield & Dattner).

A 12 x 4 metre infinity pool, which can be heated on request. 

You can buy local fruits and vegetables just a two-minute walk from the house.

Bear in Mind

One of the bedrooms is set in a lovely bungalow which is separate from the main house, behind the pool area.

The minimum stay is seven nights in the high season and five nights during the rest of the year.

Mosquitos can be a nuisance in Comporta during dusk and sunset in the hot summer months. The house is equipped with mosquito netting on all windows.

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Interview

A Conversation with Alexandra about Casa Marítima in Comporta

A Conversation with Alexandra Dubail about Casa Marítima in Comporta, a stunning five-bedroom holiday home with a dreamy infinity pool and a lush garden.
“I was immediately captivated by Comporta's wild and authentic beauty.”
– Alexandra Dubail, owner of Casa Marítima in Comporta

As a French native, what drew you to Portugal for this venture?

I went to Faro at the end of 2013 and discovered the beauty of the Ria Formosa Natural Park with its unique coastal lagoon. A few months later, I visited Comporta during a storm and torrential rain. I was immediately captivated by its wild nature, the splendid rice fields, the storks perched on the chimneys, the breath-taking deserted beaches, and of course, the masterful Atlantic.

Alexandra Dubail

How would you describe your house?

My source of inspiration was the typical Comporta fisherman's cabana. These huts, thatched with rice straw with horizontal half-timbering, sublimated by the greatest decorators Vera Iachia and Jacques Grange. The villa is a few steps away from Pego and Carvalhal beaches, both popular for surfers. Being connected with the ocean was essential. You can see the sea on the horizon and hear the rolling of the waves.

“I dreamed of this house as an ode to the ocean, which echoed my unique marine collection.”
– Alexandra Dubail, owner of Casa Marítima in Comporta

Your house is so beautifully designed and filled with unique furniture and objects. Can you tell us a bit about the creative process of designing a house from scratch?

First, I dedicated this house to the sea, the marine mammals and the colony of dolphins living in the nearby Reserva Natural do Estuário do Sado. I dreamed of this house as an ode to the ocean, which echoed my unique marine collection. These fascinating objects and shells convey strong emotions of immensity and fragility and carry the story of the marine fauna, a passion I’ve had since childhood. 

I had the great privilege of growing up in the marine world and getting close to marine animals. I support associations such as the WWF, Parley for the Oceans (United Nations, NY, 2015, COP21) and the MARLANDS project – a new initiative that brings artists and scientists together to find solutions for ecological and social issues across the Mediterranean. 

I wanted this house to feel as if it had always existed with an authentic, simple, natural and mineral energy in each room. Nuno Carvalho is a local builder who has the traditional know-how of these cabanas, and the architect Nuno Lopez did a fantastic job of its design. It’s as wonderful to come to in summer as in winter. 

While in Comporta, I met the interior designer Alexandre Neimann of Barracuda Interiors, who promotes the wellness and knowledge of traditional craftsmanship. We mixed vintage furniture and tapestries of mine with 20th-century decorative art pieces. Most of the lamps and tables were designed by Alexandre. His eye and his creations are now recognised internationally.

Fresco by Austin Tondini from Redfield & Dattner.

We love the fresco by Redfield & Dattner. How did that idea come about?

Alexandre had the idea of creating a spectacular fresco in the living room, and a friend of mine introduced me to Redfield & Dattner, Maison de Peinture – a Parisian studio specialising in creative custom hand-painted walls.     

The idea was to give the space some extra soul by capturing the beauty of Comporta's nature and, above all, the life of the ocean and its fauna and flora. It also includes references to Cocteau and surrealism. 

Austin Tondini, the artist, spent a week in the house, immersing herself in its atmosphere before creating this unique piece of art. 

If you have friends visiting Comporta for the first time, where do you take them? 

To the unique beaches!

What is your favourite hotel in the world? 

Pájaro Rebelde in Seville. I discovered this Casa Boutique recently. It’s a little Andalusian paradise in a traditional Sevillian house.

Pájaro Rebelde in Seville.

Thank you very much for this interview Alexandra.

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Casa Marítima is a holiday home located near the village of Carvalhal, in Comporta

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LOCATION

Casa Marítima is a five-bedroom holiday home located 11km from the tranquil fishing village of Comporta and 22km from Melides, on the Alentejo coast of Portugal.

BY AIR

The closest airport is Lisbon Portela Airport. From there you can take a taxi (Uber, Bolt etc. widely available) – or the hotel can arrange a transfer for you.

Lisbon (LIS) – 130km
Faro (FAO) – 200km
Porto (OPO) – 405km

BY CAR

Driving from Lisbon airport takes about 1h20 minutes. Hiring a car is highly recommended if you wish to explore the region, the beaches and the villages nearby.

© Photos by JO&SO except Alexandra Dubail's portrait, the aerial photo of the beach (courtesy of Sublime Comporta) and the photo of El Pájaro Rebelde in Seville (courtesy of booking.com).

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