About this listing
Perfectly situated on a hill in a picturesque nature reserve, just 3km from Odeceixe town, this large, ecologically-built house grants its occupants sensational views across the valley below – through which flows the famous Seixe river.
The Serenity room is part of the Vida Pura Villa, that also functions as a guesthouse in winter and spring season. The room is rented out individually and has access to the rest of the villa, which is shared with the guests who could occupy the other rooms. This means that facilities, such as kitchen and living room are shared. We do this in mid and low season and often it means you have the whole villa to yourself whilst paying the rate for a room. In summer we rent the villa as a whole plus the villa can be used as a retreat house as well.
This romantic room in lavender colors features a king size bed with an “ en suite” bathroom, with bath, shower and toilet. It has an outdoor wooden terrace, facing a big pond where you can see the sun rising and enjoy a nice breakfast whilst listening to the frog symphony. It also has another outdoor terrace with a view over the valley and you can enjoy the sunset over the hillsBoth terraces are perfect for relaxing, enjoying a nice meal, reading a book or doing some activities like yoga.
The Vida Pura Guesthouse has a floor space of 230m2 and features one master bedroom with en suite (bath, toilet, sink), two smaller bedrooms, a bathroom (toilet, shower, sink, and wheelchair accessible if necessary), plus kitchen, living and dining areas. Each bedroom has its own outdoor access – great for doing yoga, reading a good book, or just relaxing in the hammock and taking in the ambience.
The spacious kitchen comes equipped with a double sink, fridge/freezer, gas cooker and gas oven. The herb garden in front of the house will supply you with the lovely flavour of the region! Meanwhile, the open plan living and dining area measures a generous 80m2 and contains a large dining table with 10 seats, a big couch, and a TV with 80 satellite channels.
Large windows throughout ensure that, even while relaxing indoors, guests can still appreciate the beauty of their natural surroundings. Furthermore, large glass sliding doors allow you access the large front decking area.
Equipped with a dining table and chill-out furniture, the wave-shaped decking measures more than 100m2 and is the perfect for relaxing of an evening, gazing up into the vivid night sky and listening to the frogs of the nearby pond treat you to an evening concert. A further 80m2 terrace of Santa Catarina tiles store solar energy throughout the day and release it at night, providing the perfect solar heater for guests outside after sunset.
The land and river side are available as well as are our animals. On top of it all we have a bio-dynamic farm going on that you can visit and enjoy and buy its produce and home made products like jam and such. We have many guest services to offer such a surflessons, bike rental, yoga and meditation classes, donkey touring and much more.
Or take a refreshing dive in the river!
Interaction with guests
Although guests have their own completely private accomodation, we share the same outside areas with our guests. That means we interact with the guests trying to give them the best service possible.
Embedded in the eco reserve and a short 3 km drive away from the town of Odeceixe and from there just 3 km away from the stunning 1st price wining beach of Odeceixe we have the best of both worlds to offer.
During the day and especially at night it is so quiet you can hear a pin drop, the nocturnal animals sing their songs and the stream that divides the Algarve and the Alentejo trickles endlessly over the land. Apart from our houses that are built as ecologically as possible we have a beautiful bio-dynamic garden that produces lovely food for you to enjoy. Great walks and strolls by the river stream can be undertaken.
If you want some more movement but not too much you can take a bike, walk or drive to Odeceixe, a little sleepy town where time has stood still. Around the area traditionalism is very tangible, agriculture and fishery are one of the main activities. An area where donkeys are still ploughing the fields and the fish is served straight from the boat onto your plate.
Odeceixe Beach is a 1st price winning beach in the huge Natural Park that surrounds it. The beach is great for surfing, body boarding and sunbathing. It lends itself for playing lots of games and because of its width during low tide it’s almost a round beach. The stream that runs over our land flows into the sea. At the river side the ocean’s waves are cancelled out and harnesses great opportunity for families with smaller kids.
Recently the Rota Vicentina has been installed, an unbelievable experience for trekking minded people. A trail that that runs right by us goes for 100's of kilometres over the coast line and partly inland as well.
Whether you're looking for rest, nature or an acivity holiday this is the right spot.
Odeceixe is centrally located right in between the Alentejo and the Algarve area and has great access to various transport.
On a daily basis buses stop at Odeceixe, either the Rede Expressos bus from and to Lisbon or the local buses from and to Aljezur and Lagos.
Odeceixe is located next to the N120 which is connected to highway A22.
The nearest train station is in Lagos, from where you can take the bus to Odeceixe.
Faro is with a 1,5 hour drive the nearest airport, but the international airport of Lisbon is also nearby (3,5 hours by car).
Other things to note
We recycle our glass, plastic, paper, metal and food and, because we produce our own
renewable energy, we operate with a very low carbon output and minimal waste.
And since we acquire most of our energy from the sun, our supply is limited to what nature gives us.
As well as staying in accommodation full of natural materials, you will get to enjoy a 100%
ecological holiday experience. Not only does the resort harness its energy from sun
and wind, but we also source our own water, treat our own drainage and produce a lot
of our own food.
The retreat features a biodynamic farm which creates great natural produce for you to
enjoy, if you so wish, and we have lots of delicious, home-made products available to you.
The farm contains various animals; we have chickens, ducks, cats, dogs and donkeys,
that all play their part in helping us sustain this rewarding lifestyle both as committed
co-workers and as domestic companions.
We love animals, however we must ask that you do not bring pets which might harass or
harm our free-roaming ducks, chickens, donkeys, cats, dogs and small children.
When bringing an animal we always prefer to have a chat over the phone to talk things
through. On the property dogs always need to be on a leash.
We organise yoga lessons 4 times per week and professional massages on request.
Because you staying in a Guesthouse that is shared with other guests, please make sure to always clean after using communal areas., and of course have respect for the other guests.
An ecological attitude is very much appreciated along with a respect for nature and the fire hazards in the summer. No loud noises after 22/23:00 hr
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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We´re running the Vida Pura eco retreat and inspiration land. Besides being in a dwelling full of natural materials you get to enjoy also a 100% ecological holiday experience. This means we produce all our own energy form sun and wind, we source our own water in various ways, we treat our own waste water and we produce a lot of our own food. We have built our buildings with as many ecological building materials as we could. The resort also has it’s own bio-dynamic farm and we work with our animals. Further we recycle glass plastic, paper, metal and food so we operate with minimum carbon output and very little waste. This of course is a bonus because you are spending your holiday greener for the same value with no strain on the planet. Of course we ask everybody that works and lives here to help us realize this and stick to this attitude. We hope that you will help us do this.