Monte das Marés | Beautiful holiday home idyllically situated in the Algarve

    (8 reviews)

    • 1 - 4 Adults
    • 2 Bedrooms
    • 2 Bathrooms
    Large garden with many terraces
    20 minutes from the beach
    Beautiful, green setting

Just 20 minutes from the Portuguese coast, surrounded by the rugged and green landscape of the Algarve, lies Monte das Marés. This traditional and stylish stone build farmhouse for 4 persons has been transformed by architect-builder Fred and textile designer Nele into a extraordinary residence with a minimalistic and understated style. The couple lives with their son and dog on the premises of Monte das Marés. The house is the ideal place to fully unwind, walk on the beautiful Portugese countryside and discover the authentic villages in the area.

Monte das Marés is characterized by the use of local materials without losing its original charm such as the thick limewash paint walls, the traditional terra cotta tiles and the local stone used for kitchen top and bathrooms. The interior of the guesthouse is raw, modern, comfortable and combines old and new. You will find a unique mix of contemporary furniture, ethnic elements and handcrafted pieces.

There are 2 bedrooms with spacious ensuite bathrooms, making the house perfect for a family or 2 couples. Both bathrooms have a toilet, walk-in shower and beautiful stone sink. The entrance leads into the open-plan living room with original high ceiling – marked by a sitting and dining area with fully equipped kitchen, underfloor heating and fire place. Further on you will find the dining table where you can dine, but you will probably choose to dine on the spacious roof terrace.  

Monte das Marés is situated 250 metres above sea level, which gives you a beautiful view over the green hills and the Atlantic Ocean in the distance. A lush 2.5 hectare garden with centuries-old olive trees, beautiful plants and flowers surrounds the house. Here, you can enjoy the exceptional climate of the Algarve all day long. Relax on the sun loungers or read a book in the hammock. The impressive roof terrace offers 360-degree views and allows you to enjoy an aperitif in the shade of the pergola or dine during the sunset. Alternate relaxing days around the house with a visit to one of the traditional and cosy cities in the area, such as Loulé, Tavira, Olhão or drive to the beautiful coastline for the breathtaking beaches.

Popular amenities
  • WIFI
  • bicycles
  • outdoor shower
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You can reach our multilingual team by phone from 9 AM - 5.30 PM ​on weekdays and on Saturday from 10 AM - 1 PM at 0031-238447005 or via the chat function​ on our website. ​And you can always send an email to, we will respond as soon as possible.

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Special offer

Under option
  • Gas/water/electricity
  • Linen and towels
  • Wi-Fi
  • Basics in the kitchen (salt, water, dishwasher tablets)
  • Care items from Meraki
  • Extra cleaning and change of linen for stays longer than a week 
  • Final cleaning
  • Maintance of the garden
  • Check-in from 16:00 to 20:00 | Check-out before 11:00
  • Minimum stay of 3 night in low season, 7 nights in mid season and weekly rental from Saturday - Saturday during high season
  • One cot and one high chair available for children 
  • No smoking permitted inside the house.
  • Pets are allowed on request
  • Use of laundry machine
  • Sailing trip
  • BTT mountainbike hire & track
  • Workshops for handcrafts

When booking we ask for a deposit of 30% of the reservation sum. The remainder must be paid no later than 6 weeks before the start of the stay. When booking within the period of 6 weeks, the total reservation sum must be paid immediately. In case of cancellation more than 6 weeks before the start of the stay, 50% of the deposit will be returned. In case of cancellation within 6 weeks, no refund will be made. We therefore recommend cancellation insurance

The owners ask for a deposit of 250 Euro, this amount has to be paid in cash upon arrival. If you leave the house in good condition and no damage has been found, you will receive the amount back at check out.


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Monte das Marés is situated in Santa Bárbara de Nexe in the Algarve overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The house is in a quiet location and can be reached via an unpaved road. There are some restaurants and a supermarket to reach in less than 10 minutes by car. The location of this house is ideal if you want to explore different Portuguese villages and towns or if you want to visit one of the many beaches. On the coast you will find picture-perfect beaches, with impressive rock formations, caves and cliffs. 

There are beautiful places along the coast that are definitely worth a visit, such as: Loulé (10 km), a historical city with cosy streets with boutique shops, nice restaurants and a huge market hall with fresh products. Also Olhão (22 km), a small fishing village or for example Tavira (35 km), a charming city with hidden places and beautiful beaches in centre of the Algarve, can be visited. 

Faro airport is 20 minutes' drive away and near this city, you will also find beautiful, white sandy beaches. In the city centre of Faro, you will find old buildings and many atmospheric streets with trendy restaurants and bars. This city is the ideal location if you want to stroll through the city along boutique shops, old cathedrals and the cosy harbour. Near Faro is the protected nature reserve Ria Formosa, a 60 km long lagoon with a maze of islands, white beaches and dunes with native plants and wild animals. You can not only hike here, but also spot animals or take a bike ride. There are some spectacular beaches and bays where you can often enjoy the view all by yourself. 

Near the house, you will also find a tennis court, several golf courses and you can rent bicycles and mountain bikes or book a sailing trip.



(8 reviews)

Thumbs up for our stay in Monte das Marés. There, at a considerable distance from through roads, we were warmly welco...

The casa is located in a beautiful quiet area and everything is within easy reach, the coast, Portimao, Lagos, etc, w...


  • owners live on location
  • firewood
  • books
  • hairdryer
  • information about the area

  • kitchen towels
  • Bed linen
  • Towels

Games & Entertainment
  • bicycles
  • tennis rackets
  • jeu-de-boules
  • ping pong table
  • games
  • video game

Audio / Video / Internet
  • WIFI
  • smart television
  • stereo
  • DVD Player
  • satellite television
  • streaming function
  • Television
  • bluetooth speaker
  • radio
  • Ipod docking station
  • game console
  • video
  • Dvd's

  • toaster
  • Stove
  • coffee maker
  • Fridge
  • microwave
  • Espresso machine
  • Blender
  • Freezer
  • kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven

  • Baby cot
  • toys
  • high chair

  • outdoor shower
  • Patio
  • private terrace
  • hammock
  • outdoor kitchen
  • Pool lounge chairs
  • parking lots
  • BBQ
  • Outdoor furniture

  • Central heating
  • floor heating
  • iron
  • 24 Hours - On Call Maintenance
  • Fireplace
  • woodburner

Enjoy the beautiful green surroundings and the various seating areas in the lush garden

    Large garden with many terraces 20 minutes from the beach Beautiful, green setting

Monte das Marés: 
100 m²

  • Entrance with wardrobe.
  • 2 bedrooms with double bed, built-in closet and spacious ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower, toilet and stone sink.
  • Modern kitchen equipped with: oven, microwave, dishwasher, cooker, fridge and freezer, Nespresso coffee machine, blender, toaster, juicer and further cooking utensils.
  • Dining table with seating for 4 and built-in bookcase.
  • Living room with fireplace, comfortable sitting area and TV with DVD player and DVDs.

25.000 m²

  • Driveway to the house with 2 parking spaces on the property.
  • In front of the house is a dining table with seating for 6 people in the shade of an old olive tree.
  • Walled well with walled-in seating areas.
  • Outdoor shower.
  • The house is surrounded by a sea of greenery, wit...

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