Find out more about the unique estate

The land is classified as National Ecological Reserve and a stone’s throw away lies the Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park. Our estate has over 60 hectares of land and stretches out on both sides of the Odeceixe river, the official border between Alentejo and Algarve. The estate has several kilometers of riverbanks and the famous Odeceixe beach is located 5 km downriver. Enjoy privacy and rustic luxury in a spectacular setting.

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  • Casa Principal
  • Casa dos Sobreiros
  • Casa das Oliveiras
  • Casa das Figueiras
  • Casa da Abóbada
  • Casa da Pereira
  • Casa do Ameixial
  • Casa da Medronheira
  • Casa Poente
  • Casa da Gaiola
  • Casa da Torre
  • Casa do Porto
  • Casa das Pedras
  • Casa da Adega (ruin to be renovated)
  • Casa da Ribeira Velha (ruin to be renovated)
  • Casa da Ribeira Velha (ruin to be renovated)
  • Casa da Ribeira Velha (ruin to be renovated)
  • Pool
  • Old Canal
  • Anchorage
  • River Lounge
  • Animal House
  • Morrocan Tent
  • Staff House
  • Treehouse
  • Car Park
  • Kitchen Gardens and Orchards
  • Bridge
  • Property
  • Road
  • Walking path
  • River

The lands in this particularly fertile valley have been used by scarce communities who formed settlements for millennia. More recently, here laid a stunning farm with several houses and an ancient water mill; locals know it as Moinho da Aboboreira.

The estate’s restoration

Our houses have been recovered from the ruins of that farm, and Casa Principal was recovered from the actual water mill. All our houses were carefully restored using traditional methods and materials combined with contemporary architecture and modern comfort.

Our decoration

The decoration was created by blending vintage pieces, art, and modern classical furniture, always with great attention to detail, resulting in 14 distinct options in terms of location, architecture, and decoration, offering an ideal home for all styles.

We plant several kitchen gardens every year, and you’re more than welcome to pick whatever is ripe during your stay. We also have several orchards with fruit trees on the estate, for example, peach, prickly pear, orange, lemon, pear, grape, and plum. Delicious blackberries grow wild a bit all over the estate.

Cork trees, olive trees, strawberry trees, and other endemic plants grow more or less wild on the hills. The berries from the strawberry trees, which can be eaten as they are or used to produce the alcoholic beverage medronho, can be picked at the end of autumn when the berries take on a beautiful red color. On the Eastern side of the estate are the farm’s animals, among which you will find goats, sheep, chicken, a dog, and a cat. Occasionally we also have rabbits, ducks, geese, and peacocks.

A paradise inside and outside the estate

Until the 18th century, the river was navigable all the way from the sea to the end of our estate, passing Porto da Torre (The Tower Harbour) and finally reaching Porto das Pedras (The Stone Harbour), two parts of our land. The names remain until today and we have called the houses here Casa da Torre on the northwestern tip of the estate, and Casa do Porto and Casa das Pedras upriver.

On the estate…

On the estate, you can find a saltwater pool, kitchen gardens, orchards, a Moroccan tent, a tree house, several wooden bridges, a small river port, sun loungers, as well as chairs and tables placed in the meadows for a relaxed moment.

And refreshing surroundings…

Uphill is the saltwater pool, heated in the summertime, with a magnificent view overlooking our part of the valley. The pool is 75 m2 big and to it belongs a 250 m2 big sundeck. One of our bigger houses has a private plunge pool.

Our ecological concerns

Our path to sustainability started early and is one of the reasons we decided to buy this pristine land in the valley. Part of the estate is Ecological Reserve, another is Agricultural Reserve, and preserving the natural surroundings has been important to us throughout the years. The University of Évora mapped the valley and conducted studies in order to protect its unique natural habitats. We’re placing a few high poles for birds to more easily spot their prey, as the area has some rare owls and falcons which we’re trying to help preserve. Hunting is no longer allowed on our property, and the same goes for fishing as several fish species use our calmer waters for breeding. The river’s healthy population of otters appreciates this gesture.

We use sustainable farming for our kitchen gardens and fields, remove invasive plants such as mimosa trees and canes, and exchange existing plantations of eucalyptus and pine trees with native ones such as olive trees, cork oaks and strawberry trees. We’ve only recovered existing ruins or houses on our vast estate in order to minimize our footprint and to maintain space for the natural habitats of wild animals and plants. We’ve also opted for underground electricity infrastructure, ecological septic tanks, solar panels and composts for both agricultural and kitchen waste.

“To stay as a guest at Monte West Coast… is to return to nature, albeit with all the comforts required in the 21st century”