Casa da Abelha
Alentejo Melides
€1000 - €1375 + 44 330 684 5125
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Casa da Abelha

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Magnificent architect villa, between mountains and valleys, 4 bedrooms, breathtaking views on Melides lagoon and the Ocean, large terrace, infinity pool, al fresco dining area, 6 ha property

The Home

Perched between mountains and valleys, lies this magnificent villa, blending in perfection with the surrounding nature and beautifully designed by the renowned Architect MatildeLucena.

The interiors are mostly made from hand picked extraordinary materials, which cleverly highlight the furniture and the wisely thought details throughout.

The charming main entrance and the living areas boast of a very high ceiling and breath taking views in every angle. There is a large open plan hall and dining room, where all-glass doors connect to the enormous outdoor L shaped terrace with it’s charming living area and it’s beautiful al fresco dining table, seating up to 14.
The main living room boasts of animpressive library, typical oversized fireplace and of course, the gorgeous views of the Melides Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean.

Still on the ground floor and leading on to the three en suite room quarters, there is a unique craved stone restroom.

The main suite is sitting on its own, very well nestled, on the upper floor.

On the lower ground floor, a wonderful second living/TV room, with its glass door windows, open on to the gardens, lawns and a few steps down a charming path gives way to the infinity pool, imposingly seating on a fabulous location, providing dazzling views…

Definitely a place to remember…


* Lower Ground Floor

Living/TV room 57m2
Sofa Bed 1.65x2.0 m
kitchenette 3m2
WC 9m2 - shower

* Ground Floor

Open plan hall and dining room 43m2 (dining table seats 12)
Main living room 52m2
Outdoor terrace 85m2
1 Restroom 2m2
Kitchen 19m2
Laundry room 7m2
Laundry patio 18m2

Suite 1:
Room 14m2
2 single beds 0.90x2.00 – (Antique Iron Beds)
1 WC 4,80m2 – bathtub

Suite 2:
Room 15,60m2
2 single beds 0.90x2.00
1 WC 4m2 – shower

Suite 3:
Room 16,20m2
1 Queen size bed 1.60x2.00m
1 WC 4,20m2 - shower

*1st Floor

Main Suite 4:
Room 30m2
Queen size bed 1.60x2.00m
1 WC 6,30m2 – shower

Dish washer, electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge freezer,
Nespresso machine, toaster and kettle

Laundry room:
Laundry machine, vacuum cleaner, iron, ironing board

Swimming pool 12mx5mts (with no fence)
8 sun beds
The villa has its own spacious drive for private parking


This amazing Villa is located in Serra de Grândola, 10 km from the sea and 5 km from Melides village.
Half way between Lisbon and the Algarve, which makes it quite an interesting spot....
Only a short hour drive from Lisbon, and an hour drive to the Algarve (Via do Infante).
It boasts of 6 ha of cork and pine trees, situated between mountains and valleys, with a picturesque little river by its feet and a magnificent view of the Atlantic Ocean and Melides Lagoon.
A gorgeous place for a good stroll, discovering the beautiful paths that keep on leading, to greater views…

The region:

The area is surrounded by historic towns, which have been modeled across centuries, first by the phoenicians, then the Romans, then the Moors and later from the 13th by the Catholic Reconquista, each leaving an important print on the landscape. There are traces of forts and settlements from as early as the 6th century BC.

This region became quite important in the Roman times due to the culture of salt, and there are roman ruins and monuments splattered from Troia in the North to Santiago do Cacém in the South, which are worth a visit. Just to the south is the town of Sines, which is known for its geographically important port. It has a beautifully preserved small Castle overlooking the narrow streets of the pleasant old centre. It has several small beautiful sandy beaches usually with great panoramic views of the west coast. Also to the south is Santiago do Cacém, a lovely town full of character which should also be visited.

Going north a short 25minutes drive from the Villa, there is Comporta, very popular among artists and trendsetters alike attracted by its understated stylish atmosphere and fantastic weather.
It boasts of the longest sandy beach in Europe. The area is still untouched by real estate boom, which makes it one of the coolest and most desired holiday locations in Europe.

And of course 100 km away is Lisbon, an easy day trip, 1 hour’s drive along the motorway.


The Aberta Nova Beach:

Only 14km away from the Villa is nature at its purest. Indeed, the large expanse of this Beach has survived broadly untouched by human activity even while there is a lifeguard and a café.

Considered one of the best beaches in the region, the Aberta Nova Beach gives way to dunes and a pine forest, the original natural habitat of this region.

São Torpes Beach (25 minute drive):

With it’s strong and regular waves, is one of the best for surfing to be found along the entire extent of the Portuguese coastline with a number of schools available for those wishing to learn this sport.
Located right in the extreme north of the SudoesteAlentejano and CostaVicentina Natural Park, São Torpes Beach covers a long stretch of sand occasionally punctuated by rocks with its sea a noticeable couple of degrees warmer than its neighbouring beaches.

Praia Grande de Porto Covo:

Part of the SudoesteAlentejano and Costa Vicentina Natural Park, Porto Covo was a small fishing village that prospered during the 20th century while holding onto all the quiet charm of its rows of immaculately white washed houses against which the sea provides a pleasing contrast.

Right by the village, Praia Grande Beach has all the characteristics of an urban beach with both good means of access and services and facilities. Surrounded by rocky cliffs, the sheltered sands are bathed in clean waters that on occasion throw up waves capable of attracting the surfing community.

Beaches in Comporta:

Praia do Pego is 25 minutesaway from the house and offers all the amenities expected of a high quality beach. It won the prize of “best beach facilities” in Portugal. The “Restaurante Sal”, is a restaurant literally on the sand and won several awards for its refined cuisine.

Carvalhal beach is situated in the limits of the wonderful Sado Estuary Nature Reserve, which allows the region to preserve all its astonishing natural beauty. Comporta combines the charm of its dunes, the extensive pine tree area and the refreshing ocean.

With a quite extensive sandy area, the beach provides good conditions for surfing and kite surfing alike. Comporta beach is the longest sandy beach in the whole of Europe (stretching over 60km) It has well deserved fame. Parking facilites are good, and being so large it is never too crowded. The beach offers good amenities and a few great restaurants.

Water sports:

Sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and rowing can all be practiced in the safe bay of the Sado estuary, and as previously mentioned surfing and kite surfing are practiced at Porto Covo, São Tropes and Comporta beach.

Social Events in Comporta:

From June to September local hip beach clubs host regularly trendy night beach parties with international DJs. The special (hippy chic” atmosphere is both casual and refined.

Gastronomy and wine tasting:

The region is famed for its gastronomy, with its fresh grilled fish being an inexpensive delight. Five formal wine routes have been devised in the Setubal peninsula by the ‘Rota de Vinhos’ association, combining wine tasting with sightseeing, arts and nature.
Excellent fresh fish and seafood restaurants are easy to find and inexpensive.

Troia Golf:
The unique Troia Championship golf course is a 30 minute drive.

Getting there and around:

2 hours flight from most European cities and 7 hours from New York, the Villa is reached by car from Lisbon airport in under 1h15. Faro airport is less than 2 hours away.

A car is recommended to fully enjoy the many delights of the area.

Within a 5minute drive, there is a charming little viladge called Melides, where there are small supermarkets and shops, selling fresh fish and products.

For bigger shopping trips, the town of Grandola is 10 minutes away.

Entertainment, well-being & sports

  • Internet access (wifi)
  • Satellite or cable program
  • Swimming pool
  • TV

For your comfort and convenience

  • Central heating
  • Covered terrace - Verandah
  • Dining room
  • Fireplace in living room
  • Living room
  • Private parking space
  • TV lounge

Kitchen & Appliances

  • Fully equipped kitchen


  • Garden
  • Outdoor dining areas
  • Outdoor dining table
  • Parking
  • Pool lounge chairs

What is Included

Included in rates

  • Bed and household linens
  • Electricity, water, gas
  • Internet WIFI
  • Weekly change of linen
  • Weekly house cleaning

Not included in rates

  • Cancellation insurance
  • Central heating
  • Chef
  • Daily breads delivery
  • Extra house cleaning time
  • Tourism development tax

Rental conditions

- No safety fence around the pool
- Non smoking
- Pets not allowed
- Language spoken by staff : English - French - Portuguese
- Check-in : 16:00 h - Check out : 10:00 h
- Amount of security deposit : 2 000.00 EUR
- Security deposit must be paid in the form of : In cash at the time of check-in

Reservation conditions

- Guarantee deposit charged by Villanovo upon reservation : 50 %
- 2nd payment 45 Days to arrival day : 50 % of total amount of reservation is due to Villanovo.
- Advance payments can be made with the following payment method : Visa - Mastercard - Carte Bleue - Bank transfer.
- On site payment can be made with the following payment method : Visa - Mastercard - Cash.
- The reservation price does not include optional incidentals or on-request items which will be added to your final bill.

Cancellation policy and cancellation fees

- Any booking modification or cancellation must be sent to us by email
- Cancellation policy is applied according to villa local time
- For all cancellations, the initial guarantee deposit is non-refundable.
- Cancellation occurs less than 45 Days to arrival day : 100 % of total amount of reservation is due to Villanovo.
- No show 100 % of total amount of reservation is due to Villanovo

The Area

For some of our properties, the map does not show the exact location of the house.

Distance from

Airport (75 Minutes by car)
Beach (10 KM)
Downtown (5 KM)
Golf (30 Minutes by car)
Supermarket (5 Minutes by car)
Lisbon (1 Hours by car)
Comporta's beach (25 Minutes by car)


Price on request. Contact us


August 2020
September 2020

Our Guest Reviews

Casa da Abelha Recommended by 100% of our customers (1 reviews)
Average rating 10.0/10


Une vue magnifique. Un environnement exceptionnel. Une maison d'une qualité exceptionnelle.

Tres bon service si ce n'est que j'ai du relancer a plusieurs reprises pour avoir la garantie que mes règlements avaient bien étaient enregistrées. De plus j'ai reçu un mail me demandant d'effectuer "dans les plus brefs délais" alors que j'avais déjà effectué ce dernier. Pas tres agréable !!!
Manque de certains ustensiles dans la cuisine comme de vrai couteaux de cuisine.
Lave vaisselle et lave linge tres anciens et dans un état qui n'est pas au niveau de la maison.
Wifi qui ne fonctionne que dans une pièce.

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