Surrounded by rice paddies and an umbrella pine forest, these four perfectly designed thatched-roof beach huts sit on a coastal sanctuary in a small fishing hamlet called Carrasqueira, an hour south of Lisbon. The floors are sand, even in the living room (bedrooms have concrete floors), walls are made from wattle and bullrush, and the furniture inside is pretty minimal–tables by e15, wood stumps and linen-covered sofas. And if all the sprawling natural beauty in every direction (estuary, salt pans, pristine beach, wildlife/nature sanctuary) isn’t quite compelling enough, there are bicycles and a pool to keep you active/lounging outdoors.
Guests rent the whole lot of them–and it’s $700 a day for all four. The beach hut compound sleeps eight adults. In high season (June through August), there’s a seven-night minimum. Rent it.