From one Outpost to the next. Casa das Arribas holiday apartments got offspring. A mere 500 meters to the South a new addition to the family awaits: The Outpost Ocean Casitas. Owner Chris, who originally hails from Germany, completed the new vacation home ensemble in 2022. And he stayed true to form and created yet again something spectacular: four beautifully designed holiday flats with terrace and garden overlooking the shimmering Atlantic ocean.
The small village of Azenhas do Mar lies only a mere 50 minutes from Lisbon airport. The four casitas are in a small settlement on a rocky outcrop above the sea. Just imagine walking from your own apartment into the garden in the morning and look out over the rumbling sea.
It is indeed a beachfront property but … not quite a beach. At least not a sandy one. In front of the house, there is a steep drop of about 60 meters. The real beaches – Praia das Maçãs (to the south) and Praia da Aguda (to the north) are a little outside the village, may be a ten-minute walk away. The centre of Azenhas do Mar with a few restaurants, bars and shops is even closer.
The new building is modeled after the typical architecture of the region and its four apartments wind around the large terrace in an L-shape. Each casita has its own terrace, but the garden and the view of the sea are shared with the other guests.
There are two sizes: A small casita with 32 square meters, one bedroom, kitchen and living room. And a larger one with two bedrooms, living room and kitchen (46 square meters) for four guests. There is very fast wi-fi throughout the house, a fully equipped kitchen and places to sit and relax everywhere.
Therefore, we would recommend the casitas for a longer “workation” even in low season. If you are lucky, you can have breakfast outside in a T-shirt even in winter. In April it is usually around 20 degrees and sunny.
Azenhas do Mar is located below the surfer’s paradise of Ericeira and only one hour from Lisbon. The historically very interesting town of Sintra, for example, is only 20 minutes away by car. Cascais is 35 minutes away. Most guests, however, spend the day on the beaches of Azenhas do Mar and check in late in the afternoon at one of the many fish restaurants. They serve king prawns, lobster and typical Atlantic fish. There are a couple of good restaurants in Azenhas do Mar itself.
The small casita is from 145 euros per night. The large one from 215 euros per night. You can also order a breakfast basket, which costs between 20 and 25 euros per person.
As the casitas are not far from Lisbon, a combination of 3-4 days in Lisbon – at Baixa House or The Lisboans – and a week of relaxation at Azenhas do Mar is recommended. Some guests have also started a trip from Porto – for example in the wonderful B28 Apartments – and then travelled down the coast. Also highly recommended. Porto – Azenhas do Mar – Lisbon.
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
Host Chris is a big fan of the Portuguese winter. Even over Christmas, if you’re lucky, you can often eat outside and explore the area in a very relaxed way as there aren’t many tourists around. The advantage here in summer is that it never gets as hot as in mainland Portugal or Ibiza.
Booking & Contacts
OUTPOST – Ocean Casitas
Rua do Farol 12