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Monte Maravilhas, Naturally Spacious and Quiet - Casa Amarela (3 Bedroom, Sleeps 6)



Updated: 09-Oct-2016
Houses in Sao Martinho das Amoreiras, between Odemira and Ourique, Alentejo - Peaceful Location, 1km from Village, Ideal for Hiking

Monte Maravilhas is a 22 acres (8,5 ha) estate situated near Lake Santa Clara in the foothills of the Monchique mountain range. The property features two houses that have been renovated with love and care. Each house has its own terrace, with plants and flowers and superb views. There are lounge chairs, parasols and much privacy. The estate is hilly and covered with many cork and olive trees. In the green valley are several water wells as well as an orchard with grapevines and many fruit trees. In winter and spring, water flows through the stream. A salt water swimming pool is available for our guests. Monte Maravilhas is 500m from the public road. Thus an ideal place to enjoy peaceful and quiet holidays.

Details for holiday Casa Amarela (3 Bedroom, Sleeps 6), 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

Casa Amarela, the yellow house, has a living room with open kitchen. There is a sofa (bed sofa), low table, 4 comfortable chairs, cupboard, dining table with 6 chairs, wood burning heater, stereo system and wireless internet. The kitchen is fully equipped, stove with oven, big refrigerator, toaster, mixer etc.

One bedroom has a double bed, the other two bedrooms have 2 single beds. All bedrooms have wardrobes, chairs, side tables etc.

There is a big entrance hall, a separate toilet and a bathroom with shower and bath. The house has a washing machine. The living room has a wooden floor and open out to a private spacious terrace with superb view. The terrace has lounge chairs, parasols and a dining table with 6 chairs. There are many flowers, plants and trees surrounding the terrace.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet

About the Owner

My name is Prem and originally I come from Holland. In 1997 we arrived for the first time at Monte Maravilhas, which means: marvellous farm. We realized this was the location to make our dream come true: creating a place for people to relax and enjoy nature.

The first years we were busy renovating, building and learning Portuguese and in 2001 we were ready to receive our first guests.

We have a few houses for rent and also organize activity weeks: hiking, painting, massage, meditation, yoga and Portuguese language.

We enjoy living here a lot and are looking forward to meet you here!

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Speaks English, French, German

Guestbook comments from the owner

'We would like to thank you for the wonderful week we spent in Casa Azul. After 70km on bicycle the first impression was like arriving to little Eden. Not to forget the warm welcome we received (an ice cold beer). The place offers all comforts you can imagine combined with amazing nature. We have enjoyed immensely watching the donkeys and chickens while sitting on our private terrace, Special thanks also to the hiking guide, the instructions of the routes were very good. So once more our warm thanks in clear finish: sydamelliset kiitokemme!'

'What a wonderful holiday. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but I certainly didn't expect it to be quite so beautiful here. We've had lovely walks and some even more lovely visits to the coast, Milfontes and Zambujeira. Many thanks for a lovely stay.'
Oct 2008
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From the Owner

We love the property because it has a lot of trees: fruit, cork and olive trees. It is a very fertile green area, with many plants and 4 wells. There are many original terraces and stonewalls. In the valley there is water flowing through a stream. It is situated in the middle of nature, but also at walking distance to the authentic Portuguese village São Martinho das Amoreiras (1 km).

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Monte Maravilhas organises several activity weeks. There are hiking weeks with a guide, painting course, massage and meditation course, yoga course, cookery course and Portuguese language and culture course. Besides the activity weeks it is possible to book individual massage and meditation sessions. Also we provide 7 different hiking track descriptions, including detailed maps for guests who like to hike individually. There are 4 bicycles available for guests.


Monte Maravilhas is situated 45km from the village Vila Nova de Milfontes at the Atlantic Ocean (westcoast). The west coast has many beautiful unspoilt beaches.


Monte Maravilhas is situated 110km from Faro Airport (1 hour and 20 mins driving) and 210km from Lisbon Airport (2 hours and 30 mins driving). We advise guests rent a car. The nearest train station is 10 min driving distance.


Monte Maravilhas is situated 1km from Sao Martinho das Amoreiras, an authentic Portuguese village with shops, a post office and different pubs. The Lake Santa Clara is 13km away. There are different villages in the neighbourhood. The town Ourique is 20km and the town Odemira is 30km distance.

Further Details:

The village (1km) has small supermarkets, the nearest big supermarket is in Ourique. Restaurants and banks are at 6km and 10km distance


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
low season
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
middle season
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
high season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
middle season
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking of the houses is secured after payment of a deposit of 150 euros per reserved week. The rest of the payment must be received no later than 4 weeks before arrival date.

Changeover Day:
In the months July and August saturday is the preferred changeover day. During the other months the changeover day is flexible. Arrival time is 15.00 hrs, departure time is 11.00 hrs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 09-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Monte Maravilhas offers a place to relax, enjoy the singing of the birds, listening to the wind moving through the trees, looking at the many stars at night. It is difficult to describe the sound of silence and the smell of flowers and herbs, you are welcome to come and experience it yourself!


  • Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool

Location Type

  • lake
  • rural


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Notes on accommodation: There is wireless internet available. Outside: The houses are surrounded by hills, many cork trees, olive trees and fruit trees. There is a green valley in the center of the estate with a lawn, orange trees and a vegetable garden. There are 4 wells and there is a natural pond. The houses have their own outdoor furniture and there are hammocks between the trees. The swimming pool has natural salt water and its size is 9 x 4,5 meters. There is a seperate sun terrace with parasols and lounge chairs. The pool is surrounded by trees and plants and only is available for guests of Monte Maravilhas.

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