House in a traditional Alentejo estate and organic farm.
The medieval hilltop village of Terena, with its 13th century castle gazes over countless valleys, rippling away in all directions.
In one such secluded valley, just minutes from the village yet slumbering amongst ancient olive groves and cork oaks, lies Monte Vicentes – a traditional Alentejo estate and organic farm.
Here, under the clearest skies in Europe, silence and serenity are your nearest neighbours. The thick white-washed walls and red-tiled roof provide cool against the endless Altentejo summer days. Laze by the pool... walk... bike... or use your car to explore this perfectly untouched corner of ‘Europe as it used to be’.
Whether it be the ‘slowest’ food in Europe, the numerous castles, cathedrals and cultural hotspots, the 5000 years of listed archeological sites within an hour of the farm, or just the simple, yet profound beauty and hospitality of a region as yet untouched by Time, the Alentejo will wrap you in its gentle spell.
And as a day spent discovering the best kept secret in Europe slips slowly into evening, the Alentejo sky sparkles into a splendor of starlight that is unequalled anywhere on the continent.
Time ticks slower here... for so many good reasons. Reasons that will bring you back to Monte Vicentes again and again.
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
About César Fontes
Always available to help my customers and show them the farm and animals and enjoy a nice talk about the area, farming and way of life in Alentejo.
Why César Fontes chose Alentejo
The world turns a little slower in the Alentejo... and life on Monte Vicentes slips softly by with little noise or stress. Our guests are part of our family and are welcome to join us in any aspect of the daily farming life if you so wish.
We have a large olive grove, an orchard and vegetable garden and we also raise sheep and chickens. Having long since banned the use of any chemicals on the farm, we have been certified as organic, with permission to use the European ‘biological agriculture’ endorsement.
If you prefer to simply watch farm life unfold, rather than actively participate, we have five patios to compete for your slumbers! The pool patio is also where we have barbeques, then there is a patio in front of the guest cottages and another with views over the orchard and vegetable garden, another where you can relax at the waterfall coming from our fountain and also the hammocks patio where you just can have a nap.
What makes this farmhouse unique
We will provide you with detailed maps and inside info that will give you a deep appreciation of this unspoiled corner of Europe: castles, cathedrals; archeology; ancient forest and unaltered gastronomy. From slate and marble to olives and deep red wine... and of course, when the night falls, each night, you’ll have the privilege to star gazing in the one that’s considered the Europe’s clearest night skies.
(35 traveller reviews)
O Monte dos Vicentes acabou por se tornar um lugar fantástico. Foram dias de calmaria, de sol piscina, diversão e descanso. Ideal para levar crianças e mostrar-lhes o que de melhor tem o campo. É verdade que o sol e o calor podem ser fortes, mas nada que umas sombras frescas e uns banhos de piscina não resolvam. Apesar de ser uma terra pequena, Terena tem uma vista linda sobre as planícies alentejanas, e ainda assim situada entre Redondo, Alandroal ou Vila Viçosa e mesmo Elvas, permite uns excelentes passeios a pouco tempo de distância do Monte. Enfim, umas férias excelentes, num local a roçar o idílico numa companhia incansável nos pedidos efectuados, como é o caso do Sr. César, (o dono) ou dos pais deste, responsáveis na sua ausência. A repetir sem qualquer dúvida.
MONTE DOS VICENTES, MAGICAL PLACE IN ALENTEJO
We truly love staying in Monte dos Vicentes
If you want to relax close to the stars, on natural enviroment this is the place!!!
The farm has 4 houses for rent very well equiped,in a traditional alentejo style, simple but with very good taste. Near the pool you have a barbecue were you can cook and take bath, or simply enjoy the evening with a glass of wine from one of the best demarcated regions of the world.
At the same time the geographic location is so good that you are nearby from Évora and other historical villages like Monsaraz.
The owner is very helpful and gentle ( he gave us some biologic tomatoes and olives from the farm).
Definitely we are going to come back
Duas semanas fantasticas no Monte dos Vicentes
Foi uma experiencia verdadeiramente única e 2 semanas fantásticas onde tudo correu bem.
A quinta é fabulosa, a casa agradável e confortável.
É indescritível o contacto permanente com a natureza, o silêncio da noite, o céu estrelado, o por do sol!
E nunca mais vamos esquecer a fabulosa noite com a observação da Lua e o planeta Marte.
Queremos também AGRADECER a simpatia, disponibilidade e o bom trato de toda a família (Cesar, R., S e V.)
Parabéns e obrigado por tudo César! Vamos voltar!
P.S. – (Criançada R., S e V): adorámos as tardes de sopa de letras e as brincadeiras na piscina.
Família Afonso (Paulo, Susana, Marta e Madalena)
Nous avons passé un magnifique séjour chez César. Ce séjour a été le plus beau moment de notre voyage. Nous nous sommes tout de suite sentis bien. Le calme, les animaux, la piscine. Chez César, nous avons appris à prendre le temps, à observer la nature... Les trois enfants de César sont adorables et se sont très bien entendus avec les nôtres. Quel joie d'aller chercher nos légumes dans le potager de César pour cuisiner notre repas. Chaque matin, nous commandions à César un bon pain qui arrivait tout chaud. Les environs sont également magnifiques. César est disponible, souriant et serviable. Bref, une adresse de charme qui nous laissera un souvenir magnifique.
Uma semana fantastica
Foi uma semana fantastica. Adoramos o contacto permanente com a natureza, o silencio da noite, a simpatia do Cesar e dos rapazes, a piscina, os cantos acolhedores, e o Faial (o cao).
O nosso filho adorou as brincadeiras com as outras criancas, o poder participar nas actividades com os animais, as brincadeiras em geral, a piscina... Em resumo a liberdade!!!
As instalacoes optimas inseridas num cenario, que nos suspende no tempo, e que agora nos provoca um sorriso nos labios quando nos recordamos dos dias fantasticos que la passamos...
Accueillant, calme, serénité, bel endroit !!!!
Nous avons séjourné 4 nuits chez Cesar. Le monte, les chambres sont agréables, C'est un lieu idéal pour les jeunes enfants en quête de découvertes. À recommander !
From the Owner
“The world turns a little slower in the Alentejo... and life on Monte Vicentes slips softly by with little noise or stress. Our guests are part of our family and are welcome to join us in any aspect of the daily farming life if you so wish. We have a large olive grove, an orchard and vegetable garden and we also raise sheep and chickens. Having long since banned the use of any chemicals on the farm, we have been certified as organic, with permission to use the European ‘biological agriculture’ endorsement. If you prefer to simply watch farm life unfold, rather than actively participate, we have five patios to compete for your slumbers! The pool patio is also where we have barbeques, then there is a patio in front of the guest cottages and another with views over the orchard and vegetable garden, another where you can relax at the waterfall coming from our fountain and also the hammocks patio where you just can have a nap.”
Activity and Interests
Monte Vicentes is placed in the surroundings of the medieval village of Terena. Nearby you can make birdwatching, trekking, fishing, cycling and many other outside activities. The historical cities of Évora and Elvas are at 30 minutes away. The Great LAke Alqueva (the biggest artificial lake of Europe) stays only at 15 minutes away. Here you can taste local snacks, wines, cheeses and sausages that we can prepare for you in Monte Vicentes.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
High Season - price 1 house
30 Jun 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Highest Season - price 1 house
29 Jul 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“We will provide you with detailed maps and inside info that will give you a deep appreciation of this unspoiled corner of Europe: castles, cathedrals; archeology; ancient forest and unaltered gastronomy. From slate and marble to olives and deep red wine... and of course, when the night falls, each night, you’ll have the privilege to star gazing in the one that’s considered the Europe’s clearest night skies.”
- Farm Holidays
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Bottled Water
- Computer Available
- Filtered Water
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Mosquito Magnet
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Water Cooler
- Wireless Internet
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Pantry Items
- Dining Area
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Game Room
- Games for Kids
- Video Game Console
- Video Games
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Low Allergen Environment
- children welcome
- pets considered
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair accessible
- autumn foliage
- laundrette - not serviced
- winery tours
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- gambling casinos
- horse riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- freshwater fishing
- golf pass optional
- whitewater rafting
- 60 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1 - 2 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, 1 Sofa bed/Futon
- Bicycles ...
- Golf Cart
- Golf Clubs
- 4 bicycles
- 16 garden chairs
- 4 deck chairs