Cruz Alba Melides, Alentejo, Portugal

designed by Manuel Aires Mateus
Cruz Alba, Melides, Alentejo, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • House
  • 4 BR
  • Sleeps 8
  • from € 4000 wk
What we like about this property

No pretense, no artifice, just the stark beauty of space, light and form exist here. When white is your dominant palette, the beauty of visionary architectural design and functional simplicity become an art form. 

Description

Completed in 2014, this striking home was conceived and designed by architect Manuel Aires Mateus in stunning contrast to the steep and scenic topography of the Alentejo region’s Serra de Grandola valley. Situated near the small town of Melides on over thirteen acres, the home is a modern homage to traditional medieval Mediterranean estates designed as observation posts that overlook vast agricultural holdings and faraway vistas.

Designed as one seamless space, the courtyard and terrace are settled into the hillside around a central terrace that functions as a common area accessible from every room. Strongly characterized interiors and exteriors flow seamlessly throughout creating a bright and open modern habitat that is light, airy and dramatically engaging. With three en suite bedrooms and a bunkroom that the kids will love, the house is family friendly and large enough for groups to share. The state of the art kitchen joins with the open plan dining and living areas overlooking the pool and courtyard and is ideal for entertaining.

Capturing the lovely private views of the natural landscape and the Atlantic beyond, creates a sense of tranquillity and meditative calm here. Named one of the Top-10 houses of 2014 by Dezeen and one of the 50 best houses of 2014 by Archdaily Magazine, it’s easy to see why.  

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Wifi throughout, stereo with iPod dock, cable TV, media player with USB port. Housekeeping twice weekly and laundry facilities. Grocery shopping and extra cleaning upon request with fees. Firewood provided in winter months. Parking.  

AROUND

Located in a rural Serra do Grandola valley, in the traditional Alentejo village of Melides, the house is ideally positioned to enjoy both the countryside and the Atlantic coastal areas of the Alentejo. Praia de Melides is a five mile long stretch of sand that separates the the sea and the lagoon with lots of unspoiled beach access. The house is just a short drive south of the sleepy fishing town of Comporta and the Troia Peninsula and just above Santiago do Cacem the ancient Moorish and later colonial community with quaint cobblestone streets and fortifications. Nearby Abela and Alvalade are small Alatejan villages along the river Sado near Santo Andre Lagoon and the long stretches of white sand beaches. The stunning ancient Celtic settlement of Mirobriga is a short drive away and not to be missed. Setubal and Lisbon are just over an hour north.

LOCATION

Melides, Portugal. Nearest Airport: Lisbon International Airport is 49 miles

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  • Cruz Alba, Melides, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Cruz Alba, Melides, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Cruz Alba, Melides, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Cruz Alba, Melides, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Cruz Alba, Melides, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Cruz Alba, Melides, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Cruz Alba, Melides, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Cruz Alba, Melides, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Cruz Alba, Melides, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Cruz Alba, Melides, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Cruz Alba, Melides, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Cruz Alba, Melides, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Cruz Alba, Melides, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Cruz Alba, Melides, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Cruz Alba, Melides, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Cruz Alba, Melides, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Cruz Alba, Melides, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Cruz Alba, Melides, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Cruz Alba, Melides, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Cruz Alba, Melides, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Cruz Alba, Melides, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Cruz Alba, Melides, Portugal | holiday homes, holiday rentals

Cruz Alba

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Info
Bedrooms4 en suite bedrooms
Bed Type2 King, 1 Queen, 2 Bunkbeds
KitchenFully equipped
Bathrooms4 En suite bathrooms
AccommodateUp to 8 Guests
InternetWifi throughout
Kid FriendlyFamilies welcome
Pet friendlyNo
ViewSpectacular ocean and countryside views
Rates
Sec. Deposit€1000
Check-In4:00 PM
Check-Out4:00 PM
CancellationA minimum 20% of price should be transferred upon reservation with balance 2 weeks before arrival.
Cancellation will mean loss of reservation fee and cancellation less than 2 weeks before arrival will mean loss of 50% of total payment value.
NotesPreferential check-in and check-out until 4 PM (flexibility on request)
A host will be present to explain all the house details and will be available by phone to help with any doubt.
If any damage to house or furniture is noted on check-out visit, deposit will be demanded for up to 2000 Euros.
No smoking in property
Season Start Date End Date Weekly Min Stay
High SeasonJun 1Sep 30€60007 nights
Low SeasonOct 1May 31€40007 nights
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