Retro Camping Bus

A beautifully restored vintage bus with a private pool, parked on a welcoming family farm, and surrounded by fruit and olive trees in the heart of rural Portugal.
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

From the moment you step aboard Retro Camping Bus, you’ll forget all about life’s hustle and bustle back home.

Blissfully secluded on a family farm in the central Portuguese village of Arrabal, surrounded by colourful plants and whispering fruit and olive trees, you’ll feel as though time has come to a gentle standstill.  

Better still, friendly owner Ricardo has ensured the 1960s double-decker bus is rich in every home comfort you could ask for, to sleep up to four guests in natural luxury.  

There is also plenty of clever attention to detail that stays true to the bus’s former life on the road, such as bus ticket accessories, framed ‘before’ pictures, and glowing headlamps that light your way in the dusk.

(You may also be treated to some home-made goodies during your stay, such as fresh bread and eggs from the farm at breakfast, fruit plucked straight from the trees, or even a slice or two of home-baked cake.)

Discover a fully equipped kitchen on the lower deck – though there’s also a barbecue waiting outside for those sizzling sunset suppers! – decorated in soft wood and pristine white that adds even more light and space to your sumptuous surroundings.

The bathroom is on the lower deck too, complete with a ‘proper’ loo and a refreshing walk-in shower, along with thoughtful touches that include organic soaps, fluffy towels, and a hairdryer.

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At a glance

  • A beautifully restored vintage bus, filled with home comforts and peacefully secluded on a welcoming family farm in the rural village of Arrabal, in the centre of Portugal.
  • The bus has full kitchen and shower facilities and sleeps up to 4 guests on the top deck, in a double bedroom and a double sofa bed in the lounge area.
  • Outside awaits a hammock, a private patio with barbecue, and a private swimming pool… bliss!
  • Take a walk or cycle around the surrounding area to appreciate the surrounding nature at its beautiful best. Basic services (shops, petrol station) can be accessed in a short drive.

Features

  • Family Friendly
  • Swimming Pools

Facilities

Restored vintage bus, sleeps 4 guests.  Lower deck: full kitchen/dining area, shower room with WC, hairdryer, towels, toiletries.  Upper deck: lounge area with double sofa bed, double bedroom.  Outside: private pool, patio with furniture and barbecue, hammock.  Private parking on site.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, hiking, swimming, picnic spots

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But as every passenger knows, it’s on the top deck that you’ll find the best views… which is why you’ll need to head up the stairs for the living space and bedroom!

There’s a double sofa bed in the relaxed living space, with plenty of plump cushions, while the double bedroom is flanked by windows for the loveliest morning scenery you could wish for. Try setting your alarm for sunset to catch it at its very best.

Outside awaits the aforementioned barbecue, as well as a private furnished patio, and a hammock that’s perfect for that siesta in the sun… or just getting lost in a good book and a chilled glass of wine.

Later, cool off in your private pool, or take an energising walk to explore your stunning surroundings in their breath-taking natural glory.  

You’ll need a car if you want to go shopping or find the nearest pub… but to be honest, all thoughts of leaving the paradise you’ve stumbled across at Retro Camping Bus are likely to be immediately forgotten.

Things to note

Minimum 2-night stay. Check in after 3pm, check out by 10am.  Children welcome. Pets are not permitted.

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