Cozy corner house, studio-type, in plain nature with swimming pool and great panorama view down to the ocean. Offers privacy and modern amenities incl. heating, TV (satellite), WiFi, excellently equipped kitchenette, spacious bathroom with hydromassage tub. The sunset over the sea and the star-twinkling night sky are truly spectacular. Children and elderly friendly. Pets are welcome with prior consultation.
CANTO DO SOL house is a bright and cozy accommodation with garden and sea view, ideal for a couple alone or with 1-2 children, for 3 or 4 friends who do not mind sharing a kingsize bed, and for singles who like a lot of space. A special feature in the CANTO DO SOL is the large bathroom with hydromassage tub and great view to the private garden and the pool.
The house offers from inside and, of course, from the conservatory and on the private garden terrace an ample view over the landscape and down to the ocean where the sun sets.
The CANTO DO SOL is one of the 2 accommodations in "SÍTIO DAS ROLAS", a 6-hectar rural property with ample lawn and garden areas and a private pine forest. The space is located in plain nature on the Alentejo coast, some 8 km from the sea, and offers a truly fantastic view of the sunset over the ocean.
Our country house complex SALGADINHO with another 3 accommodations - O MOINHO, CASA PAVÃO and CASA PEIXE - lies in the opposite side of the access lane.
The common wall with the CASA ALECRIM is very well insulated. The two semi-detached houses may be joined through a door in the area of the entrance hall, which normaalt is hidden and well insulated, too.
The swimming pool with the surrounding sun terrace and the BBQ area are part of the common space, and hence shared with the guests in the other two accommdations, but the space is really ample.
Who chooses our nature tourism, normally looks for privacy and tranquility, and respects the same desire of the other guests.
Groups and families may rent the entire space exclusively, for up to 10 persons. The 3 houses together have 4 quarters and 2 bathrooms, and a double sofa-bed in the CANTO DO SOL, with possibility of bunk beds in CASA ALECRIM.
SÍTIO DAS ROLAS in an excellent base for day-excursions and hiking trips. Popular among hikers, the trails of "Rota Vicentina" pass through the property. The entire property and the accommodation itself offer a fantastic panorama view over the landscape, from the sunrise over the hills to the sunset panorama over the ocean, and on to a stunning twinkling sky at night.
The outdoor space is characterized by an atmosphere of tranquility inspired by the surrounding nature and ample green space with lawn, trees, shrubs and garden areas. The private pine forest has shady paths and picnic spots, and it is a true adventure playground for children. The swimming pool offers enough depth for diving and a large sun terrace with panorama view down to the ocean all around. Under a porch, by the pool, the barbecue area dinning table can sit 8 to 10 people enjoying the long summer evenings.
• Laundry service available;
• Bicycles, sun lounges and beach equipment (towels, mats, foldable chairs, umbrellas) are available without charge;
• Access to the swimming pool in the adjacent country house complex SALGADINHO (suitable for wheelchair);
• Access to our Nature Paradise SELÃO DA EIRA VELHA, a mile further down in plain Ecological Reserve, a world apart with small river, swan lakes and lotus lake, indigenous forest, animals in a natural habitat, and romantic hideaways along the lotus lake;
• Café with river-side and lake-side terraces and a cozy glass pavilion in SELÃO DA EIRA VELHA, offers snacks, and dinner made to order, also vegetarian, vegan and other healthy dishes:
• Professional massage and other natural treatments based on Thai Traditional Medicine available in the "Thai Ayurveda Sala"
• Fluent communication in Englsh, German, Portuguese, and Thai; Basic French and Spanish, rudimentary Italian;
• Welcome breakfast available on the first morning (to avoid the rush to the supermarket just upon arrival, or in case of late arrival);• Special support to elderly guests and guests with reduced mobility (including wheelchair);
• On request pre-defined and specific service called "Personalized Travel Assistance" which may include shopping, transport services and accompanied beach visits and excursions;
• Information and advice about the region, hiking routes along the Rota Vicentina and local trails, proposals for day excursions and other activities, and information about local tradition and crafts.
Visit our Nature Paradise SELÃO DA EIRA VELHA with the Café (see above)
Take the opportunity of a really professional therapeutic Thai massage, oil massage and/or herbal treatment in the " Thai Ayurveda Sala" with my daughter, an experienced doctor of Thai Traditional Medicine
After a long career in international development cooperation and in building construction, I felt in 2008 that it was time for a change. Being ecology-minded and owning two unique properties in a National Ecological Reserve - formerly sites of a water mill and a windmill, it was just one step to venture into a project of NATURE TOURISM. In the mean-time, SELÃO DA EIRA and SALGADINHO with the adjacent SÍTIO DAS ROLAS are among those "secret places" looked for by people who want to relax and revitalize their energy by getting in touch with nature, but also enjoy the modern comfort of high-standard accommodation, and who appreciate full privacy during their holidays. And I have taken the challenge to make the natural environment of our tourism and some of the accommodations truly accessible and enjoyable also for wheelchair users.
Not having lost the spirit of my original profession, I wish to contribute to a local development that preserves nature and benefits the people in this beautiful and still authentic rural area.
My guiding principle is ancient (Lao Tse): Whatever you do, do it with all your heart.