"El Refúgio de Artémis" is a luxurious rustic villa located 13 km from the town of Silves, in the center of Algarve, on the banks of the reservoir of the Arade dam and set in a 20 hectare property (Silves Lake), in a protected ecological reserve area . It has a privileged and idyllic location, with panoramic views of the lake, the mountains and a green and orderly orchard of lemon trees. A little slice of paradise.
It is the ideal destination for those looking for tranquility in contact with nature, privacy, environmental beauty, combining modernity and luxurious comfort.
The home of this farmhouse has recently been reclaimed with superior quality standards in finishes and equipment, and environmental innovation options. It was designed to apply the concepts of ecologically sustainable and energy efficient.
She was a candidate for European Funds, whose project was selected and approved.
"Refúgio de Artémis" is registered in Turismo de Portugal, as a rural tourism project in the form of Casa de Campo for full rental.
It is a space for a family or group of 10 people, which with 2 extra beds, sleeps 12.
If you have children up to 3 years old, let us know that you have two additional cots and other equipment and accessories for sleeping, hygiene, food and rest. Exclude from your list of things to take for the holidays, what we make available for your children, and carry only the essentials for personal use.
The minimum stay in high season is 7 nights, low or medium varies with a minimum of 3 or 5 nights. The rates, per night or per week, are calculated on the basis of 6 or 4 people, according to the seasons. For each additional adult or child, a small unit value per night is added. Do the simulation.
The accommodation has 5 bedrooms and 4 toilets, 3 bedrooms with a large double bed and 2 with two single beds. Very comfortable mattresses give you a quiet and relaxing rest.
On the ground floor are the rooms, the kitchen, and a suite, all with air conditioning and views of the lake, and a social toilet with shower cubicle to support outdoor and pool activities.
On the upper floor are the other 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. All have air conditioning and panoramic views, 2 to the lagoon, another 2 to the mountains, but where you can also see the gardens, pool and orchard. Superior rooms have balconies.
The rooms are identified by something allusive to the property:
Suite Artemis (evokes the name of the house);
Yellow Room (the color of the orchard lemons);
Room of Flowers (those that grow in the garden around);
Water Room (reflecting the shades of the lake);
Green Room (in honor of ecology and protected nature).
A large living room with a dining area and another for leisure, with comfortable sofas and flat-screen satellite TV, is interconnected with another room for reading and social games, both with air conditioning.
A wood burning fireplace with double-sided stove separates the rooms. In the winter periods, comfort and visual beauty emanate on both sides with the crackling of the fire, in a totally safe way.
The rooms have direct access to the outside wooden deck with lovely views of the lake, orchard, garden, and to an old threshing-floor reclaimed in shale stone.
The kitchen is fully equipped with superior equipment. The house does not use gas, only electricity.
On the lower floor, room with snooker table for the joy of the game lovers. A ping pong table, racquets and balls are available on request, to put on the front porch.
Bed linen, towels and pool towels are provided;
The house has wooden decking around, which wraps the porches from north to south. The terraces are equipped for outdoor dining. Removable barbecue.
The pool with water fall and infinity line, is surrounded by wooden deck, has straw hats, and sun loungers. There is an outdoor shower and a grass area.
Water is captured from its own hole; is treated and analyzed periodically.
It is drinkable, light and soft. If you find the taste strange, then you might want to buy bottled water.
This village has installed domotics and access control systems, so that the stay of its clients, becomes the most functional, comfortable and simple, which also contribute to the reduction of energy consumption and to and control of lighting.
Thus, access to the house is done by a code, without the use of keys, that is assigned to you during your stay; the opening and closing of shutters, turning the air conditioner on and off, turning the lights on and off, are one-touch, to the control of each room, or to the whole house, when entering or leaving.
The lighting in passageways is smart, lights up when it detects presence, turns off when it is not needed, making forgettings irrelevant; the temperature and ventilation regulation in each room or the room can be selected at the option of the guests in the air conditioning selection panel and are controlled automatically.
Also, in a centralized way, the home automation controls night lighting in the garden, road, access, pool lighting, temperature limits for air conditioners, and the temperature of solar panels for heating sanitary waters.
Our guests will only have to enjoy the beauty and sensations that are provided in this country house. We want your stay to be remembered with satisfaction and pleasure, which is an invitation to return and recommend to friends.
"The Artémis Refuge" Rural Tourism is alluding to the name of its promoter, and to the greater goddess of the Greek mythology Artemis, goddess of the hunt, defender of the wild animals, of the nature, of the procreation and also mystical goddess of the Moon. Its historical significance is allied to the characteristics of the place, which is also a hunting area, an area of protected nature, where wild animals live in freedom and procreation. A Zen retreat. A space of contemplation of beauty, peace and tranquility.
The logo that represents the Refuge expresses the symbolism that accompanies the hunting goddess Artemis, and who personifies it: the deer, the arrow and the bow, which is also the fourth crescent moon, and the leaves of nature.