We have an ancient house in the countryside near the old town of Évora (3.5 km) in the quite province of Alentejo only 1.5 hours drive from exciting Lisbon. In the neighborhood there are some little towns with impressive castles, a view on Spain. We can offer you the quiet countryside, a swimming pool, sun and shadow, trees and flowers.
Quinta da Boticária, an old farmhouse of 1894.
In the nicest possible surroundings, near the university- and old roman town Évora (3.5 km), in the middle of the lovely province of Alentejo, we have an ancient farmhouse to rent, for 2 until 6 people. There are two apartments, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. The view from your own terrace is a nice garden with orange and fruittrees. We live on 30 m. distance and next to our house is the swimming pool, available for our guests. We have Wifi and bicycles.
In the surroundings there are very interesting places to see, Estremoz, Borba, Vila Viçosa: the marble cities. Elvas with a stunning aquaduct and view on Spain from the walls.
On 1.5 hrs by car or by bus or train you are in Lisbon, you go to see the interesting city or visit the great beaches. The beaches of Alentejo are wide and clean, the sea is wild sometimes, survers com here from all over the world.
The season of spring, April and May, is the most beautiful time, everywhere you have fields full of flowers, we start already swimming in our pool.
The summer can be hot but great for swimming, looking around or go to the beach. Autumn, with refreshing showers, turns the fields into green again, the flowers com soon. It still can be warm, Indian summer...... In the winter the nights can be cold but then again you have the lovely sunny days, and you can lunch outside!
When you hire half of the house, you have one apartment with two bedrooms and one living/kitchen and one bathroom. If you are more than 4 you have two apartments and two bathrooms.
Sometimes we have our children and grandchildren. Then we will have space only for maximum of 4 guests (2 adults, 2 children) and one living/kitchen and one bathroom.
The price mentioned: 60 € /1 person, is added 15 € per person per night.
One week two persons 325 €, one week three/four is 475 €
I am born in Holland. I went to school, university and art school.
I travelled a lot until 1989, Maroc, Egypt, Mexico, Europe (east), Israel.
I am a photographer and graphic designer.
Me and my husband live since 2000 in Évora, Portugal where I work and look around. We have a great house and separated guesthouse and a big garden with olivetrees, orange, lemon, prune, peach. Also a lot of herbs and other trees.