Comporta Beach Houses
Beach Houses in Comporta
Although Comporta is a beachside retreat, the majority of beach houses are located at a short distance from, rather than on the beach itself.
Comporta beach is a protected zone and it is illegal to build a home there, with new regulations enforcing the rule that one’s beach house, must be two kilometres away from the shore.
Some properties have been grandfathered in due to their date of construction, but height restrictions forbid two storey homes which protect the skyline around one’s property.
Comporta beach houses are ideal as a primary residence and superb for that summer vacation, allowing one to relax and enjoy the stunning environment that this beautiful area provides.
Villas in Comporta
Up until ten years ago (2010), it was extremely difficult to find a villa for sale in Comporta, as those which were built, were for the home owner and not for sale.
Previous to this, the only properties for sale in Comporta were the traditional fisherman’s cabanas which were normally on land owner by the estate owner, Herdade da Comporta or homes and plots within the villages which make up this exceptional estate.
Although not in great supply, you will find a number of exceptional Comporta villas for sale which are generally found within the countryside area called Muda and nearer to the beach in Brejos da Carreguira and Pego Beach in Lagoa Formosa.
The majority of villas in Comporta are used by their owners throughout the year, and in some instances leased when not occupied.
Cabanas in Comporta
The original Comporta cabanas were homes for the local fishermen which were arranged in such a way that each cabana had its own use. There would be a cabana for sleeping, and individual cabanas for the living and kitchen areas.
These aesthetically beautiful homes were built in a truly environmentally friendly manner, sitting directly on top of the sand and constructed with local reeds which were harvested on the shores of the Estuary and pinewood which was cut from the local forests.
Nowadays, one has a choice of materials, however one of the best cabana styled properties is Casas na Areia (House on the sand) which was designed by Aires Mateus the much acclaimed Portuguese architect and built by a truly traditional and meticulous tradesmans family, Antonio and Vitor Pinela.
Sublime Comporta Hotel
Up until 2014, the availability of accommodation in Comporta was limited to a few distant hotels, a limited number of locally owned village homes and a dozen or so, traditional but chic homes / near beach huts.
This changed when a family from Lisbon decided to build a small 14 room boutique hotel named Sublime Comporta Country House Retreat.
Sublime Comporta, is stylish, chic, unpretentious and set within a stunning 17 hectare environment of umbrella pine with a majestical garden of indiginous plants and shrubs, designed by an equally modest landscape gardener Luz Martins.
The accommodation is homely with stylish decor of international flair and the restaurant Sem Porta offers cuisine not found anywhere else in the area, whilst Food Circle, provides an organic dining experience at the heart of the sustainable garden, lit by fire and starry nights.
Quinta da Comporta
Quinta da Comporta Hotel
Quinta da Comporta is a luxurious 4 star hotel located at the edge of the expansive paddyfields in the village of Carvalhal.
Designed by the distinguished architect Miguel Cancio Martins this new addition to the hotel scene is much welcomed.
Offering 73 spacious deluxe rooms, suites and villas, the hotel’s body and soul was created from the love of its authors unabashed appreciation for the surrounding environment, inhabitants and history, and is truly a noble destination.
Quinta da Comporta, will also be offering the opportunity to share in their expected success by offering a select number of their villas for sale in Comporta.