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1 Bungalow in Ourique /Garvão , Sw Alentejo, Central Portugal,



Updated: 13-Oct-2016
Bungalow in Ourique /Garvão , Lower Alentejo, Central Portugal ;Local lodging Reg.Nr. 8709/AL - Fenced, Biological Swimmingpool and Panoramic Views in Olive Grove, Peaceful Countryside

Monte flora has a modern style bungalow on 4 acres (1,6ha) between 100 olive trees with panoramic views from the terrace overlooking the village and the countryside. The fenced biological pool with open air shower is available for our guests. The bungalow has 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and a living with open, well equiped kitchen. Loungers and parasols available, cot and highchair can be provided on request. A welcome hamper will be provided. Electricity, gas and water are included. Logs for wood burner in the winter make the living very cosy.

Should come with two more persons? We can provide na extra bedroom with double bed and own bathroom.

In case you are two couples and like to have some privacy the extra bedroom is waiting too.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hallo, my name is Jeannette, I was born in the Netherlands. Since 2008 we, my husband and I, live in Portugal, as the language here is more or less the same we used to speak in Brazil.

We both speak and write Dutch, Portuguese, English and German.

We bought a plot and began building our house and the bungalow in 2005, than even a garden had to be started, so we had no possibility to offer our holiday accommodation before 2012.

Speaks English, German

Guestbook comments from the owner

_Beautiful place, very nice pool, we certainly come again, Wera.

Hi, we arrive again this September, now with our baby, Wera

_Delightful surroundings, exellent accommodation, Dani

_Very peaceful, just for relaxing and reading, Susan

_You will see us again next year with our whole family, Inge
Jan 2012
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1 holidaymaker review


Beautiful bungalow off the beaten track

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed out stay at Monte Flora and we highly recommend visiting this beautiful place. The bungalow is lovely. Well appointed for cooking with a refreshing biologic pool and beautiful vistas of olive trees and the setting sun. Very peaceful. Amazing stars at night with the sounds of nature surrounding you. The owners have put a lot of care and attention into their place and it is much appreciated. Thank you for such a wonderful visit. Monte Flora is Portugal at its best.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We met an olive grove with superb views and decided to build our house here. As the portuguese village of Garvão offers all daily basics, has a train station and the plot was only about 750 meters from the main road, we felt that these quiet surroundings with the ondulating landscape could give us a nice place to live in. We offer all of you the chance to divide with us this sunny, tranquil place with the nice, warm (in summer even hot) weather. In winter you can sit outside with a book or a mug of coffee, relax or go for a walk in the sun. In November the harvest of the olives keeps us busy, you are free to help us.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Faro at 100 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Sardoa at 5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Santander at 900 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Algarve at 95 Kilometres Nearest Train : Funcheira to Lisbon and Faro at 3 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A2 Sul at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Ourique or Amoreiras, Chicken Maria at Rocha Lake at 10 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Serra de Estrela at 250 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Vilanova de Milfontes at 40 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

There are opportunities for fishing at the Barragem de Monte da Rocha, swimming, boating, horse riding, bird watching, hiking and local fairs. Historic and archaeological sites to visit, vineyards to be visited and local dishes to degust.

Main activity: resting and reading in the shade of a tree or umbrella after a long, very busy time and swimming in our biological pool.

Most children swim, play and swim again.

It happens they don´t even want to go to the beach!

Our Atlantic coast beaches are interesting with huge stones forming puddles with small fishes so the children don´t only build sand castles but go fishing with their buckets, the parents reading under the umbrella have a nice day too.


Monte Flora is situated 45km from the village Vila Nova de Milfonte at the Atlantic Ocean (westcoast). The west coast has many beautiful unspoilt beaches. The nearest Algarve beaches are 80 km away, about an hour drive.


International Airports: Faro (FAO) is on one and a half hour drive away. Lisbon (LIS) is around two hours by car. There is a good range of car hire companies at both airports. Train: Funcheira railway station is 1 km from Garvão where trains to Lisbon and Faro, can be found.

A regular bus line connect Ourique with Lisbon and Faro, from Ourique you have to take a taxi ...


Ourique 14 km- supermarkets, restaurants, archaeological sites.

Lisbon 200 km- Intern. airport with car rentals; Faro 120 km- Intern. airport with car rentals, restaurants, shopping Algarve 80 km-

Beaches, tourist entertainment Vila Nova de Milfontes 45 km(west coast) - unspoilt beaches and a river delta.

Castro Verde 25 km- Bird reserve, Beja and Évora archaeological sides, castles

Further Details:

Bank branches, bigger supermarket with ATM, pharmacy, restaurants are located in Ourique at 14 km, in our village - Garvão - we have a small supermarket, a bakery, some drugstores, a postoffice and ATM.

Pls. note to bring your own beach and pool towels!


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
4 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Low season/Winter
29 Oct 2016 - 25 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 2017
26 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer 2017
27 May 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Autumn 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Winter 2017/18
29 Oct 2017 - 24 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 30% non-refundable deposit on booking. Balance of payment must be received no later than 6 weeks before arrival date.

IMPORTANT The above mentioned rental charges are based on an occupation of 3 or 4 guests, for 2 or 1 person we have lower prices! In winter and summer the charge is € 100 less, in spring and autumn € 50 less..............................

Changeover Day:
Saturday preferred but flexible. Arrival time is 16.00 hrs, departure time is 10.00hrs. All can be arranged as flightprices are more interesting during the week!

Notes on prices:
Discounts of € 150,00 are offered on bookings of two weeks or more during June, July and August.
Discounts of € 100,00 are offered on bookings of two weeks or more during April/May and September/October.
PLEASE note these prices are based on an occupation of 4 persons / 7 nights.
For occupation of 2 or 6 persons; or less / more nights, please, contact us!
A cleaning fee of € 50 will be charged locally.
A problem appeared in the monthly rates, these are 1200 or 1500 euros and not one twenty or one fifty, i beg your pardon for not knowing how to change the amounts. We don´t ask the damage fees as we normally charge damages here at departing.
Up till now no damage was noted generally, we had very best guests!

Pls. note: Beach towels have to be brought by yourself.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 13-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Our biological pool offers an other type of enjoying your swim, more natural. The olive grove put you in the middle of the country side without bothering about how to maintain but giving a sense of serenity remembering that olive trees live over hundreds of years.

Property Type

  • bungalow


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • museums
  • naturist beach

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower, toilet and washbasin, mirrors, hairdryer etc..


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms: bedroom 1: double bed with direct access to terrace through frenchdoors. Bedroom 2: bunkbed with window looking north. As mentioned above there is a separated bedroom with double bed and own bathroom available, ask for the conditions.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Outside furniture, barbecue, parasol and loungers around the pool or in front of the terrace. Washingmachine and clothdryer, iron, ironingboard. Radio with CD player, books and games, maps and information guides. TV - Astra satellite. Ceramic terrace looking southwest to the village and olive grove and a gravel terrace at the backside, the north side. The whole bungalow has electric underfloor heating and a cosy wood burner for chilly nights or pleasant days in the winter. WIFI. Outside: The bungalow is surrounded by a gardened area with lawn, fruit trees, hedges and shrubs. The fenced biological swimming pool (no chemicals) is quite big, the deepest section is over 2 meters deep and is for the guests. The shape is irregular and water volume is over 350 m3. Utility Room: Washing machine and gasboiler for hot water. Iron and ironing-board, vacuum cleaner. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The bungalow is cleaned and towels and linen/maid service are provided, pls. bring your pool towels. Other: The terrace is the place where you will live, rest and read, take your breakfast and at night your "al fresco" diner. Perhaps, after lunch, you go inside for a nap, far from the blazing sunshine. Even in winter you sit outside with your coffee and book.

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