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.
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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.
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