A place to get away from everything else....
A place to paint, walk, think, read....or a place to just be.
A wonderful host in a location which gave us a real taste of Portugal. An excellent stay... very relaxing.
the pixie hut is a lovely place to sit down in the sunshine, have a hot tea and just.....enjoy. It is not only a great place to be in summer but also in winter when the sun is low and you can feel all cosy and warm in the pixie hut. A great place to share with a loved one. There you will find a place where you can forget about the whole world being in the middle of nature and have some rest from your life. it is also a perfect place to explore the Algarve you can find yourself in a different town/city each day as there are so many places to visit just a short drive away. This little part of peaceful paradise that Toin and her family built is a unique and perfect place to be enjoyed alone, in couple or in family. The infrastructure is warm and welcoming, you feel home right away inside the Pixie hut and you have everything you need, kitchen, hot shower,.. Beside the host Toin and her family are thoughtful, down to earth and so friendly, welcoming you in their sweet world. We were really sad to leave this place. but we hope to be able to return one day to visit again.
Camille & Brandon
Es un sitio genial para unos días relajados. Toin y su madre son muy amables y ayudan donde puedan. Si volvemos a la región, la finca de Toin está arriba en la lista. Muchas gracias. Obrigado.
I feel very lucky to have found the wonderful world of the Pixie Hut. Toin and her daughter Ruby are a delight and the accommodation more than I was hoping for. I left with my energy levels replenished and ready to tackle the world again.
De pixi hut is een soort land van laaf huisje, van leem en hout gemaakt, en heeft twee verdiepingkjes. We hebben het ontzettend naar ons zin gehad. Het is een mooie plek, op de berg, in een mooie tuin. Een soort luxe manier van camperen, zo voelde het.
"snachts schitteren de sterren, en is het echt stil, mooie plek om een kamvuurtje te maken. Er is een ruime gedeelde keuken, en fijne douches. Zelfs in november was het heerlijk. Wel fris, maar dan slaap je extra lekker, en er was gelukkig ook een verwarming. Toin is super gastvrij. Het is wel aan te raden een autotje te regelen.
We had a fantastic time staying in the Wood Cabin! Toin was a lovely host, very helpful and full of great advice. The wood cabin was cosy and the kitchen was well equipped. There is a great fire pit for you to do some outdoor cooking and the gardens are lovely for some quiet contemplation. Rex the little dog will look after you whilst you drink your morning coffee in the sunshine! We would definitely recommend either the Wood Cabin or the Pixie Hut if you like being close to nature and away from the crowds. Thank you for a lovely holiday!
What travel dreams are made of! This place is so special and the energy was just perfect for us! The cabin is as pretty as the pictures, cozy and comfortable and decorated perfectly. The kitchen was the most well-equiped we've had with an airbnb experience, and again was so cozy and perfect. We had a fire almost every night, too! The bathroom was clean with plenty of hot water. Toin and her daughter were perfect hosts; very welcoming, accommodating and kind. We might come back to visit in the future!!
We were on one of those road trips where you open you life to new beginnings. Here we found not only a unique and magical setting in nature that allowed us to relax and study our "next steps" but also Toin and her family who made our stay so warm and fun.
Bring a good book to enjoy on a bench or the cozy cabin, a pair of tennis shoes to take long walks on the hills around the property and get ready to barbeque under the stars!
Its the loveliest place i have ever been to. Toin was so nice and friendly, it was a pleasure to meet her and her family.
The Pixies are really comfortable. You are entering the room and feel at the first moment at home. The kitchen, which they made on there selfs, is quite impressive Everything is really clean and you have everything what you need.
The nature around is beautiful and not touristy at all, which is really nice to find at the algarve. Its the perfect spot on earth to realx and come down. The nicest part was that toin even invited us to a dinner with her family, which was really lovely.
So thx Toin for this nice experience, if we can we will come back.
We had a really good time at Toins little paradise, the hut was very cosy and clean, the kitchen fully equipped, totally comfy and the start at night really amazing.
Toin and her family welcomed us very heartily and were helpful at many occasions.
As it's close to the motorway, it's easy to go everywhere at the Algarve quickly.
Thanks a lot - we would always come back!
We enjoyed having Toin and her lovely daughter to stay and happily recommend them as guests.
I have spent many balmy evenings sitting out in Toin's beautiful gardens: watching the sun set and sharing this truly magical place. She is the perfect host: full of great suggestions for things to do and places to see and wonderful company. Who could ask for more?
A and I stayed with Toin for a few days and out of my 4 months on the road, my time spent among the olive trees, rolling hills and in the straw-thatched roof remain exceptional memories.
Toin was a brilliant host and delightful person to know. Her recommendation to head to Seville, a brisk and idyllic drive 2 hours away, was spot on.
I have not stayed with Toin, but she is a wonderful person to be around. She is smart and stylish and energetic and strong and creative, wonderful company. I have had the joy of her hospitality elsewhere and have felt very alive in her magnetic presence.
I have stayed with Toin A(as have my children) many times over the last few years.First let me say that her place is so peaceful and quiet,and yet it's only a quick car ride to basically everything the Algarve has to offer. I stayed in one of the "pixie" huts, as they're calledit was comfortable and spacious. A rustic little house that blends in so well with the surrounding garden.
Toin is a very friendly and warm host and has always a smile. Because she's lived in the Algarve for so many years, and has many portugese friends, she has tons of info for stuff thats a bit off the beaten track. I can highly recomend Toin's accommodations and Toin herself as an ecellent host.
Beautiful place, beautiful situation, charming & thoughtful host, near everything one's heart could desire, perfect for sculpting, lounging, sight-seeing, getting to know the Algarve. We flew to Faro, spent time with Toin, hired a car and sightsaw (is that a word?), crashed a few art exhibitions for free wine and nibbles, got train to Lisbon, spent 4 days there, eat custard tarts in Bellem and flew back from there. I'm a poet and have worked with Toin, known her since 2008. Lovely woman, very hospitable, mean hand with the old welding torch...
I have had the good fortune of staying at Toins property more than (website hidden) is set in a truly breath taking location.Even though it is only a short drive from the main resorts in the Algarve,it feels like you are in a country (website hidden) is so peaceful and the only sounds to be heard are birdsong and the sweet chirping of chicadas.
The accommodation is thoughtfully considered and has everything you need.Toin is also an excellent cook and can provide tasty and healthy meals if requested.
I would highly recommend this property. 10/10
This is a lovely place to refresh a jaded body and mind! I guess it's only about fifteen minutes to the beach (and what a beach!) but in altogether a different world: hills, quietness, a beautiful river, wonderful views. The cottage itself is a marvel - cool inside no matter how hot the sun shines, and very prettily decorated and furnished. We had a pleasant and peaceful visit. Thank you.