Peace and quiet on our beautiful region
My name is Maria and I live with my husband João in a gorgeous farm in Alentejo region. We have 10 adorable dogs who are always eager to meet knew people! We love animals, nature and meeting new people too. Our farm is a little piece of paradise on top of a hill overlooking a tributary of the Guadiana river and the typical Alentejo plains. It is a 2 hectares (5 acres) property with 400 olive trees, a small vineyard and other fruit trees. Our house is energetically self sustained, with solar energy feeding electricity to the entire property. We live in a gorgeous rural area of Portugal with a very rich culture, surrounded by cute small towns, castles, beaches and Wineries. The farm is 30 minutes from Vila Viçosa, 40 minutes from Elvas, Estremoz and Monsaraz, and 50 minutes from the Spanish border (Badajoz).
Our sons live outside Portugal and so, from time to time, we spend periods of time abroad visiting them.
Our Home & Location
Our house is a typical 1-floor Alentejo house, with 3 rooms, living room, kitchen, 2 bathrooms and a garage. There is wide porch that overlooks the river and from where you can relax while observing the sunset.
Our farm is in the small village Rosario, near Alandroal. Alandroal is located just north of the gorgeous Alqueva lake, which with an area of 250km2 and 1200kms of shores, is the largest artificial lake in Europe occupying a significant area of the interior Alentejo region. There are several places of interest to visit and there are many tourist routes that help you get to know our region better.
Responsibilities & Pets
This is not your typical house. The power and water supply of the house, being self sustained, do require some basic management and maintenance. Nothing that can not be easily learned. Nevertheless, I do like to spend one or two days with the guests in the house (if their first visit) for a briefing of the house and the dogs management.
We need you to take a daily walk with the dogs around the property in the morning and late afternoon. At night they eat and sleep in the garage. Moreover, in the Summer, you will be responsible for watering the 20 fruit trees, the small vineyard and vegetable garden. The olive trees do not require any sort of care and maintenance....
The house is expected to be left clean and tidy. + More info