Created from two quaint fisherman’s cottages that have been stylishly and thoughtfully merged into one, Residence Estrela Do Mar is now a luxury beachfront property that is ideal for a family of four or two couples sharing.
Right on the edge of the sand, and nestled in the centre of town, it offers the best of all worlds in this pretty fishing village, giving both proximity to all of Salema’s shops and eateries as well as direct access to the beach.
With two almost separate annexes, guests of this property will enjoy plenty of peace and privacy. The first house comprises a small hall, a well-equipped kitchen with all you could need, including a dishwasher, pantry and laundry room, and then a small staircase leading to a large double bedroom with flatscreen TV and en-suite shower room.
The entrance to the second house is outside across a small path, and the property comprises a king-size bed, flatscreen TV and an en-suite shower room, small kitchen and an open-plan living and dining area with TV and dining space for six. This part of the property also has a stunning rooftop terrace with an outdoor dining space for four, a lounge space with sun beds and shades and a barbecue for long, leisurely evening meals, while enjoying the view of the sea. The rooftop terrace is accessed from the first house via a beautiful glass bridge.
Both cottages have been carefully refurbished to the highest of standards, retaining all their charm but adding plenty of mod cons such as air conditioning and underfloor heating for winter, top-of-the-range kitchen equipment and spa-style bathrooms. Lots of creature comforts, from fluffy towels to luxury bath products help make everyone feel right at home.
But the best part about a week here is simply the opportunity to stop and stare at the vast expanse of sea from the windows. Utterly mesmerising.