HILLTOP VILLA

Between €7,875 - €11,990 for 7 nights

Up to 8
guests

4
Bedrooms

Breakfast / Welcome Hamper

Wifi

Swimming Pool and/or Jacuzzi

Near Golf Courses

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Location

MELIDES, ALENTEJO COAST

“Sitting on a high plateau overlooking a woodland of cork oak and olive trees, this contemporary and luxurious villa with infinity pool is located just 12 kms away from Melides on the Alentejo Coast.”

“Sitting on a high plateau overlooking a woodland of cork oak and olive trees, this contemporary and luxurious villa with infinity pool is located just 12 kms away from Melides on the Alentejo Coast.”

As the name implies, Hilltop Villa sits on a high plateau overlooking a woodland of cork oak and olive trees, nestled between Grandola and Melides on the Alentejo Coast. Contemporary and luxurious interiors with tranquil surroundings are yours to enjoy when you stay at this beautiful rural property with an infinity pool for 8 guests.

The super spacious interiors totalling 350 sq. metres and feature high wood panelled ceilings with large picture windows and sliding doors all around, allowing for a gentle breeze to flow through and keep the house cool even in the hottest of summers. Unique vintage pieces (mostly Scandinavian and Portuguese) and a collection of Portuguese contemporary art adorn the rooms and walls; whilst huge industrial hanging lights from the Iron Curtain and handpicked design French and Italian fixtures complete the stylish look.

Central heating and a large fireplace are available during the colder times of the year.

Guests that take pleasure in cooking will be delighted with the indoor/outdoor professional kitchen and dining amenities, perfect for creating meals for friends or family. There are also various terrace spots to choose from, where you can do a yoga workout or read a book, or you might choose to just chill out by the panoramic swimming pool.

This region of Portugal is ideal for those wanting to slow down and low-key holidays all year round.  But should you wish to be a bit more active, the nature reserve set around the villa is ideal for hiking and exploring, with Melides lagoon nearby, offering a unique and unspoiled environment for practicing stand-up paddle, amongst the bird life it attracts. 

There are also some extraordinarily beautiful beaches located within a short distance. The Alentejo coastline around Melides has dramatic canyons of colourful sandstone – gold, orange and cream – that give way to a long expanse of sand and the vivid blue Atlantic Ocean. Alternatively, popular beaches of Pego and Carvalhal featuring hip beach restaurants and the buzz of trendy Comporta and are located at 30 minutes driving time.

The village of Melides with its blue-trim painted houses is just 12 kms away and makes for a few hours of gentle pottering around - it has a handful of eateries and cafés, artisans’ shops, a charming church square and a market. And a brand-new boutique hotel designed by Christian Louboutin features both a bar and a restaurant open to the public - a special treat to add to your holiday.

Warning Notes: Due to various drops around the property and the infinity swimming pool, the property owners prefer guests over 7 years of age only.  There is smaller cottage located behind the villa which is used by the owners occasionally, but the two properties are completely independent. Access to the property is via a short unpaved road (800 metres).

LOWER LEVEL

  • The garage opens to an internal hallway and stairs to the top level, but there is also an external staircase up to the villa and pool level. 

 

TOP LEVEL

  • Large sun terrace with infinity pool; “logia” and outdoor kitchen/dining; pool terrace WC & laundry area. 

  • Large open plan (indoor) kitchen, dining and living room with fireplace, opening to both front and back terraces. 

  • Guest WC. 

  • Green Suite (double bed of 180x200 cms) with shower bathroom with double basin and access to terrace. 

  • Red Suite (master bedroom with double bed of 180x200 cms) with shower bathroom with double basin and access to terrace.

  • Two twin/double bedrooms (2 beds of 90x200 cms) sharing a shower bathroom and double basins.

  • Bed linen and bathroom towels supplied and changed once a week

  • The twin/double bedrooms can be made out as either 2 singles or a double bed (please request); all the bedrooms have closets and wooden shutters to block the light

  • The shower bathrooms have rain showers as well as a handheld shower; double basins; and hair dryers are provided

  • Mosquitos are not an issue in the region, nevertheless anti-mosquito plug-in gadgets are supplied as well as citronella candles for the terraces

  • The property uses private well water with an extra storage deposit as a back-up and solar panels for general heating; the water is alt treated and not recommended for drinking

  • Central heating (Gas) and logs for the fireplace are provided for winter rentals

  • TV in living room with MEO channels plus CD player

  • WIFI is available throughout including the pool terrace

  • The indoor kitchen is equipped with gas hob/electric oven plus extra induction pad and electric grill, microwave, double fridge freezer with ice cube maker, slicing machine, toaster, kettle, Nespresso coffee maker, juicer, wine cellar.
    The outdoor kitchen/diner has a wood fired oven/grill, pizza oven and tandoori oven and well as an open fireplace.

  • Laundry area with washing machine

  • Swimming pool (3,39x7,38 metres & depth 1,10-1,70 metres); poolside furniture & pool towels provided 1 p/guest p/week 

  • Garage space available for 2 cars

  • Meet & Greet + Housekeeping mid-week as well as at the end of the week for longer rentals

  • Pool & Gardening Maintenance (once a week)

  • Basic welcome hamper supplied on arrival (red & white wine, juices, milk, butter, eggs, regional cheeses, olive oil & vinegar, salt & pepper, local fresh bread & biscuits, guest soaps & lavatory paper, essential cleaning products such as washing up liquid, dishwasher & washing machine detergents, electric torch, candles & matches and mosquito repellent) 

  • Extra maid service, paid locally 

  • We can arrange a series of experiences locally such as horseback riding, stand up paddling & bike hire, paid locally

  • At home catering, paid locally

  • Melides Village (artisan shops, restaurants, market & basic services): 12 kms

  • Lagoa de Melides & Beach: 20 minutes drive

  • Other beaches: Aberta Nova & Galé  @ 25 minutes drive, Carvalhal & Pego @ 30 minutes drive

  • Grandola (nearest hypermarket & basic services): 4 kms

  • Santiago do Cacem (Historic Town): 33 kms

  • Comporta (resort town): 35  kms

  • Golf Courses: Dunas @ 18 Kms & Troia @ 48 kms 

  • Lisbon Airport: 114 kms

2024 RENTAL PRICES IN EUROS 


July & August:  €11,990 p/week

May, June & September:  €9,625 p/week

Other Periods:  €7,875 p/week

  • Minimum 7 nights stay with flexible change overs; extra nights pro-rated

  • Check-in after 16:00 hours & check-out before 10:00 hours

  • No parties for more than full capacity, not pets & strictly no smoking indoors (penalty equal to security deposit)

  • Extra services are subject to availability and should be booked well in advance especially in high season; no credit cards accepted locally, only cash

  • Non-refundable rental deposit of 30% required to reserve the property

  • Rental balance due 6 weeks prior to start date of rental, not refundable after this date

  • Security deposit of €5,000 to be paid in advance of rental - this amount minus any applicable charges is refundable at the end of the holiday

 

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