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Carob Tree Room (20min drive from Albufeira)
Carob Tree Room (20min drive from Albufeira)

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

On top of a hill sprinkled with thyme and surrounded by carobs of yore stands, since 1900, the mill (moinho) that gave its name to this place, prolong life beyond time itself. Between land and sea, and always under the blue skies, porches, memories, vaults and a hatch that is always open to the newcomer.

The space

There is a kind of magic in the air that reshapes the place into a space of quietness and peace, of special contact with the simple things of life.

In order to live intensively the tourist experience, guests are invited to feel the space as their own, to absorb its unique atmosphere, and taste eternity within each moment of time. Guests are welcomed in a natural setting where they can feel free to wander through the surrounding open fields and reinvent the pleasure hidden behind the tree shade, the clouds untamed rails, the sea far beyond while sipping a mild wine, the lighting of a candle as the sun goes down and - supreme joy - the mere lying on the Portuguese stone sidewalk contemplating the starry sky, waiting for the shooting star to show itself and materialize the long wished-for dream.

Guest access

Internet wireless, TV, Tennis court (shared)-racquets & balls not provided,
2 swimming pools: 10 x 4m with steps, depth 1.2 - 2m; and a larger one 12x 5m with steps, depth 1.2 - 2m

Interaction with guests

Mindfulness sessions on site recommended.

Other things to note


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: £9
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM

It is required that all the guests fill in the Guest Book, available on the table.
The required information is: arrival date (hour, day/month/year), name, place of birth / nationality, age, job, usual residence (parish and council), document that confirms your residence (date of the document’s emission, entity that emitted it and next destination) and date of departure (hour, day/month/year).

Smoking is not allowed in the rooms.

Take advantage of the natural daylight whenever possible, avoiding to turn on the light during the day.
Turn off the lights when these are no longer necessary.

Casa do moinho actively participates in the environmental protection. While your comfort remains our top priority, we offer you the possibility to support the ecological movement.
Can you imagine how many tons of towels are unnecessarily washed every day in hotels all over the world and the enormous amount of detergent needed which thereby pollutes our water?
Please decide yourself:
Towels on the floor means: “Please change them!”
Towels on the towel rain means: “I will use them again”.

Water saving
Did you know that 70% of our planet it’s water, but we can only use 0,3% of it for our survival?
A bath spends about 260 litres of water! If you choose to take a shower instead and close the tap while you put the shower gel, you will use only 25 litres!
Try not to leave the tap running while you brush your teeth, you can waste 5 litres of water; but if you use a glass of water, you will save up a lot more than half of that!
To shave with the tap running consumes from 30 to 60 litres of water… but if you open the tap only whenever necessary, you can save up 10 times less!
Water is life! Don’t waste it! Save today so you can have it tomorrow!

Dinners at Casa do Moinho
Menu 40€/person
2.Chose one of our special dinners
Barbecue (Meat or Fish)
Seafood/Fish/Meat Cataplana
Traditional Codfish
accompanied with xarém (a Portuguese Polenta), and salad.
3.Drinks: Wine and Juice
5.Digestive and coffee
Reservations: 48 hours before
Choose the best place...and have a nice dinner!

Air conditioning
Turn on the equipments only when necessary. When you turn the air conditioning equipments on, please keep the doors and windows closed.

Solid waste
There are different types of bins to separate solid waste.
Please put the paper, glass and plastic containers in the bins outside the house, between the kitchen and the laundry, so that they can be later sent to recycling.
The organic waste can be used to composting.

There are several restaurants, cafés and “patisseries” (pastelarias) nearby.
Our suggestions:
La Cabane (Quarteira)
O Lavrador (Atalaia) - (Closed on Mondays); only dinners
Piripiri (Boliqueime) - only diners
Retiro (near the roundbount– Fonte de Boliqueime) - lunches and dinners
Pátio das Laranjeiras - lunches and dinners

Walks on foot
You can give excellent walks around the windmill, without getting lost!!!!
The entire surrounding environment is rural, peaceful and you can have excellent moments contacting with nature.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

2 nights minimum stay

2 Reviews

Benedikt User Profile
July 2016
Dear Joana, thank you for a perfect start into our Algarve journey. A very quiet and calm environment, a cozy and neat location, a wonderful and varied breakfast and your kind, helpful and courteous personality make Molinum ad Mare a great accomodation!

Lucas User Profile
June 2016
Uma grande experiência para a minha primeira utilização do AirBnB e sem dúvida alguma fiquei maravilhado com o local, acolhimento recebido desde o primeiro instante e a constante atenção dada. Um bom local para poder relaxar em família, fugir da rotina de trabalho e aproveitar em um ambiente acolhedor perto da natureza. Recomendo!

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Boliqueime, Portugal · Joined in April 2015
Joana User ProfileJoana is a superhost.

Hello, my name is Joana Mendes and I'm the great granddaughter of the first owner of the Windmill. André was his name and he built the windmill in 1900.
I grew up in the windmill. I played around it, run up down the hill, watched the Mill's house being built, slept on hammocks and most of all absorbed the pleasure of wild nature.

As I grew I wanted to experience other things and studying in Lisbon brought me the independence I was searching for. But life had other surprises for me and in 2014 I was back in Algarve.

I took the time to rediscover and improve who I truly am. At this point I met Renata who talked about meditation, mindfulness and their impact on her life. I am a bit sceptic so I decided to try and see for myself.

Now I'm dedicated to bring that consciousness, awareness and calmness into Molinum ad Mare and our guests. The connection between Mindfulness and Molinum ad Mare takes me back to the community spirit of the windmill in 1900, and this is what I love.

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Response time: within an hour

Business details
Business name: Molinum ad Mare
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