The Charm of Tradition

Located at the heart of Armação de Pêra, the Red Chalet was built during the turn of the 20th century and inspired by the opulent luxury of the Belle Époque era emerging in the South of France.

Originally known as the Chalet dos Caldas e Vasconcelos, it remained as a family summer home for almost 80 years, a sense of tradition creating an intimacy that welcomes guests into the company of friends.

Now listed as a historical building and a famous landmark on the Armação de Pêra coastline, our renovation was committed to retain as many of the original elements as possible: a unique wooden floor, antique chandeliers, and a spectacular staircase were all lovingly recreated. The Moorish influences of the architecture, with geometric designs on the shutters and ceilings, all elegant reminders of the region’s rich cultural history.

The terrace is built into the seawall, giving the impression of a stay upon the ocean itself. Despite its central location and the comforts of contemporary luxury, the secluded villa offers an evocative escape, a chance to journey back to simpler times in an authentic alternative to the modern hotel experience.

Its secluded positioning and direct access to the beach below offers an evocative escape - a place to share quiet moments with friends and family. To create the perfect sanctuary, the Red Chalet features an outdoor heated pool, sun terrace, and wellness area including a treatment room and a sauna.

With direct access to the beach and the historical town centre, it promises all the traditions of the Algarve from its doorstep-from the picturesque church square it overlooks, to the fantastic flavours of the beach front restaurant below.

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Red Chalet

  • 8 guests
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 5 bathrooms
  • 260 + 122 m2
Main House

Bridging the gap between the comforts of the present and the romance of the past, the large open kitchen opens into a living and dining area with a large terracotta terrace and spectacular seafront setting. On the ceilings, sculpted grape vines are a reminder of those that once thrived in front of the villa itself.

The charming staircase leads to two ensuite bedrooms and a living room where a terrace makes the most of the breath-taking views. A secret door leads to a further rooftop terrace that, many years ago, the owner built to hear the townsfolk sing songs dedicated to local fisherman at the church of “A Nossa Senhora dos Navegantes.”

White House

A small guest house in front of the property reimagines some of the distinctive character of the main house in a more contemporary aesthetic.

It offers a duplex suite with living room and terrace downstairs, and an ensuite bedroom upstairs, as well as a further self-contained studio with bedroom, shower room and balcony.

White-washed wooden floors and details in splashes of colour are recreated throughout the annex with a fresh, airy feel and a relaxed, effortless style, perfect for younger members of a family looking for their own space.

Red Chalet: 260 m2


Ground floor: 126 m2

  • 1 living room
  • 1 dining room
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • 1 guest toilet


First floor: 134 m2

  • 2 bedrooms with king size beds with 2 en-suite bathrooms plus walk-in closet
  • 1 sitting room with balcony



White House: 122 m2


Duplex Suite: 70 m2

  • 1 bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite bathroom
  • 1 living room
  • private terrace


Studio: 52 m2

  • 1 bedroom with queen-size bed and en-suite bathroom
  • 1 living room




  • Large seawall terrace
  • Outdoor dining area with barbecue
  • Outdoor heated pool
  • Wellness area with sauna and treatment room
  • Shaded parking with electrical charging station
  • Daily Continental Breakfast
  • Welcome Hamper
  • Daily housekeeping services
  • Complementary Toiletries
  • Changing of towels and linen twice a week
  • Al-fresco dining with 10 seats
  • Air conditioning (hot and cold)
  • Wireless internet access
  • Flat TV’s
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Wine cooler
  • Parking at the property (gated)
  • Security system
  • Free access to Vila Vita Parc's resort facilities: swimming pools and Health Club.
  • Access subject to availability and cost: Vila Vita Parc's resort restaurants and bars, Spa by Sisley Paris and sports facilities.
  • Kids Park and Creche not available.


  • Direct access to Armação de Pêra beach and town
  • 10 km to Benagil beach and cave
  • 9 km to Algarve shopping centre
  • 15 km to Albufeira centre
  • 19 km to Silves Castle
  • 53 km to Faro airport
  • 260 km to Lisbon airport
  • Children are welcome
  • Non-smoking villa
  • Social events permitted (upon request & at additional cost)
  • Check in: 4:00PM
  • Check out: 10:00AM
Red Chalet

In partnership with:

Serandipians by Traveller Made
PURE Life Experiences