STUNNING BEACHES TO EXPLORE WILD, PANORAMIC & QUIET RELAX BY STAYING WITH US IN OUR HOME - THE VILLA WITH NO STRESS
EUROPE AT ITS BEST BUT WITHOUT THE CROWDS
Our Bed & Breakfast Guesthouse offers a welcoming, friendly and homely atmosphere Providing you with the perfect opportunity to relax in a peaceful setting. Arrive as a guest - Leave as a friend.
The Villa with no Stress
Covid-19 (September 2020) Update
We are pleased to say that our Villa Rental plan this summer was a great success. Having said that we really missed the interaction we have with our guests when we are open as normal as a Bed & Breakfast.
After completion of our last villa-rental on the 19th September this year, we will not be taking any further villa-rental bookings in 2020. Instead we will be opening most of our guestrooms on a room only basis - we will not be providing breakfast. We do have a fully equipped guest outdoor kitchen and dining area and this will continue to be used by our guests. We feel this is the best solution as a communal use space as, whilst being under cover, it is open to the air.
In particular we are offering great deals for professional people who would like to take advantage of this beautiful and low density population location to work from home. Note this does not apply to people who would leave the villa to work! Please contact us directly if this is of interest to you
Rest assured ourselves and our cleaning team will ensure strict hygiene standards
Stay Safe - and looking forward to seeing you soon
Fabulous Holiday Possibilities
SPECTACULAR UNDEVELOPED BEACHES ON OUR DOORSTEP
Chill out in a hammock by our pool, Kayak on a river, Explore unspoilt villages, Swim, Surf, Sunbathe on our stunning local beaches - at VILLA SEM ESTRESSE the choice is yours
In our garden setting we have a swimming pool, sunbeds and hammocks which are fantastic to relax in. Our guests frequently take advantage of our Outdoor BBQ Kitchen and Dining Area.
We run a kayak business "Goanna Kayak" taking people out on our local rivers in the spectacular setting of the Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina. Our tours cater for all abilities including beginners.
There are many beautiful beaches within a short driving distance so we highly recommend that our guests hire a car to explore these as each has its own personality. A car will also enable you to visit the local villages and numerous restaurants. We have a small supermarket and 3 bar/restaurants within 5 minutes walk of our house.
This area is a hugely popular surfing location - Praia da Arrifana is famous around the world but there are numerous other local surfing spots. We are friends with several of the local surf instructors and we can introduce you to them. Nearby is the Arrifana Sunset surf shop which sells surfing/beach gear as well as hiring surfboards and wetsuits - Monica or Sam will be able to give you great advice not only on surfboards but which surf spots are best for the conditions. We can arrange surfing lessons with great discounts with our partners the Waterproof Surfing School, a local company.
If you like to walk in a spectacular natural landscape, the Rota Vicentina is a renowned hiking route through the national park close by our house. The best times to visit for walkers are during spring and autumn when the temperatures are cooler. Spring is beautiful here as the hills are covered in flowers and it offers the best opportunity for seeing migrating birds. We hire out mountain bikes for further exploration.
The following image, taken from Weather Underground, shows the temperatures and rainfall in Vales (only a few kilometres from our house) from April 1st 2016 through to the 1st of December. In terms of rainfall, we had almost none from mid-May until mid-October!
Below is a similar temperature and rainfall graph from 2015