|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The house was designed and built in Portuguese 'fazenda' style by the Owners in 2009, she being an artist painter and he an advertising creative. A lot of materials come from Bali and the far east, like the colonial teak doors and furniture. Of course there is a lot of art in the house, like paintings and sculptures. Outside there are wonderful terraces around the house, with views to Spain and the ocean. The large child friendly swimming pool in green granite has been built to make the most of the sunshine.The pool water is circulating underneath the terraces, before flowing into the pool..
Bedrooms (5); double master bedroom and 2 twin rooms all with their own terraces, a 4th double bedroom with ensuite bathroom in a studio plus 5th large bedroom (double plus single bed) with basic bathroom. Bathrooms (5) beautifully tiled with 'azulejos'. Open plan kitchen with modern steam oven, induction cooking, red and black granite dresser, hand painted tiles and an open fire place.
Large games room/atelier with seating area and office space with internet access.
Upstairs library and modern living room with seating around an open fire. French windows opening up to the balconies and the large terrace with views to the ocean and the mountains..
Maid service, bath and beach towels supplied, bedding supplied.Baby bed and high chair provided.
Underfloor heating/cooling throughout. Plus air-con.
The 5th bedroom near the pool also to be used as extra changing room with toilet and shower.
Fuzeta beach | Barril beach | Santa Luzia beach | Tavira beach | Culatra Beach | Cabanas beach | Manta Rota beach | Lote beach | Armona beach | Praia Verde beach | Cabeço beach | Vila Real beach | Faro beach | Fábrica beach | Ilha Desserta beach | Farol beach | Monte Gordo beach
Tavira | Olhão | Faro | Castro Marim | Vila Real de Santo António | Fuzeta | St Luzia | Moncarapacho | São Brás de Alportel | Estói | Cacela | St Catarina do Fonte do Bispo | Alcoutim | Luz de Tavira | Cabanas
Ria Formosa Natural Park | The hills (serra) | The Guardiana River
Bird watching | Golf | Fishing| Boating| Shopping| Markets| Historic places| Churches etc.
Monte das Figueiras at a glance:
5 bedroom 5 bathroom estate style property with private pool, in 8000 sq. mtrs
Located near the picturesque village of Moncarapacho
Beautiful panoramic views to the coast and inland mountains
Private terraces around the house, BBQ area, landscaped gardens
Underfloor heating/cooling, 3m deep, green granite swimming pool with separate children's pool.
Large elevated main terrace with outside worktop and sink
Office space with internet access.
Will Kellermann is an artist/ painter from Holland. See her website
Her husband Christian Oerlemans is an ex advertising man, author, poet and journalist.
Christian Oerlemans purchased this chateau / country house in 2009
Very personal, artistic, unique. Not just a rent-a-house but a private house that we rent out occasionally.
Comfort, views, location. Terraces all around the premises, swimming pool in green granite, large gardens, almost 1 ha of rustic land amids the orange groves.
This place has soul and we are all stunned by its beauty. It completely melted our Northern hearts.We will cherish the fond memories of joy around the dinner table, the children playing in the pool, the views and the sunsets.
Thank you for letting us stay here.
The stay in your house made our summer!
I have never seen a more beautiful house and you must have big hearts sharing the art and personale touch with strangers. I really hope we can come back to this place.
After a beautiful country drive, which takes you past plenty of fields full of orange and lemon trees and lots of quaint little farmhouses with original water mills, you reach the double gates that take you up the drive to the brow of the hill and this country oasis called Monte das Figueiras, a Portuguese estate style property near the picturesque village of Moncarapacho and 20 minutes from the beaches of Fuzeta and the islands.
The newly built main house (‘fazenda’) immediately invites you in by way of authentic and antique imported Bali double doors leading to the double height entrance hall.
This is the heart of the property, hence the large round family table with chairs and antique teak wood benches, seated in the 8 meters high hallway leading to the open plan kitchen with modern steam oven, induction cooking, red and black granite dresser and hand painted tiles and an open fire place. Large wooden French doors open up to a pergola covered terrace with wrought iron and glass tables and chairs. The large stairway in the hall takes you up to a mezzanine with library, underneath the wood feature ceiling with indirect lighting and from there via the landing to the cosy living room with seating around an open fire. Two large balconies offer views over the rolling hills and the double French doors take you out on to a partly covered wide terrace with BBQ and outside kitchen part. From here you have an almost 360 degrees view, to the sea in the South and the mountains in the North. A few steps down from here and you are at the pool area, which, because of the sloping land, is also only a few steps from the ground floor level.
Monte das Figueiras is designed by the owners, a creative couple from Holland. Christian Oerlemans, former owner and creative director of a well known advertising agency, famous for many campaigns in Holland, like 'Even Apeldoorn Bellen'. Author of novels and poems. His wife is Will(emine) Kellermann, painter of the 'Romantic Adventurism' (www.willkellermann.com), a colourful artist, her paintings selling worldwide. She is responsible for the interior decoration and the choice of materials. This ownership makes the house very special, both inside and out.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£432|
booking by banktransfer, 50% in advance, 50% one week before arrival, no additional charges for cleaning, housekeeping, energy, taxes etc.
Washing and drying machines may be used in the main house. Free parking on the premises.
In case of cancellation by the client, there will be no refund of the downpayment. In case of cancellation by the owner, dus to unforeseen circumstances that make renting out impossible, 125% of already paid rent will be restituted.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.