Sarah and Oli

 Welcome to Villa-Sem-Estresse - The Villa without stress!. Our goal is to provide our guests with a perfect holiday. Both of us have travelled extensively over the years and we ensure that at Villa-Sem-Estresse we provide all the best ideas from our travels. Villa-Sem-Estresse is our home so at least one of us will always be around to provide you with any advice or assistance you need.

Sarah has many years experience of both teaching PE (sport) and running high school PE as head of department. Oli has been working in IT primarily as a Broadband network designer and technical Project Manager for a major telecommunications company.

Both of us needed a total change of lifestyle that would give us both sunshine and a more healthy lifestyle. We were scouting out several potential locations but as soon as we arrived in Aljezur both of us instantly knew we would feel at home here - blue skies, red earth, sensational unspoilt beaches, surf and Eucalyptus trees made us feel we were in Australia - with the fantastic Portuguese people it was, and is, perfect.

One of the brilliant things we love about Villa-Sem-Estresse is the fantastic guests we have staying with us and we feel so lucky to have made so many great friends with people staying with us.

We are proud to be AirBnB 'Superhosts'


We would much prefer our guests to book directly with us using our online booking system on this website. By booking directly we can offer a better deal to our guests than a comparative booking through an online company such as AirBnB as neither our guests or ourselves have to pay a commision to the other company.

If you would prefer to make a booking using AirBnB that is easy to achieve as we have all four of our guest rooms on their site. click here to make a booking via AirBnB.

You can read our reviews by our guests on AirBnB by clicking here


Contact Us

If you would like to contact us, we would love to hear from you:

   (+351) 282 994115

   (+351) 963 772938

   Sector F Lot 1, Vale da Telha, Aljezur 8670-156, Portugal

   Villa-Sem-Estresse  /  Goanna Kayak



We are located in 'Vale da Telha' which is just outside the old Moorish town of Aljezur and located in the beautiful Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina. We are only a few kilometres from fantastic unspoilt beaches including Arrifana, Monte Clerigo and Amoreira with many others only a short drive away. We cannot highlight enough just how beautiful and unspoilt the west coast of the Algarve is. A national magazine in the United Kingdom recently described the coastline from here and up into the Alentejo as "part rural Tuscan idyll, part Australian outback and part Breton coastline - Europe at it's best but without the crowds" - this description is perfect.

If travelling from Faro Airport, we recommend driving West along the A22 toll road until you arrive at the Besafrim roundabout. From here you will drive North on the N120 road until you turn left to Vale da Telha just before you enter the town of Aljezur. Taking the toll road will shorten your journey time by at least 30 minutes and has the additional benefit of minimal traffic.

Once you arrive in Vale da Telha, our villa is extremely easy to find. We are only 5 minutes walk from the main 'Pines' roundabout where there are several bars and restaurants and on the road from there to our villa you will pass a local convenience food shop.

After making a booking with us, we will send you a pdf document with detailed instructions for your journey from Faro Airport to our villa. We believe hiring a car is essential to explore our fabulous scenery, beaches, towns, bars and restaurants as public transport is extremely limited. Alternatively there is a train service from Faro to Lagos but, this would necessitate collection by us (or a taxi) to/from Lagos train station - please contact us in advance to determine if it is possible for us and the cost for this service.

Several of our guests have flown in to Lisboa (Lisbon) airport. Lisboa is approximately a 3 hour drive from us. A bus service does run from Lisboa to Aljezur, albeit with limited times each day.

We have several mountain bikes available to rent each day subject to availability.

Below is a zoomable and scrollable Google Map showing the location of our villa (red icon) and most of the route to us along the south coast from Faro. Streetview is also operational by drag/drop the orange person icon onto the applicable road on the map:





How close are your nearest beaches?

- We are lucky to be midpoint between 2 stunning beaches, Monte Clerigo & Arrifana. These are both approximately 3.5 kilometres from our villa. If you are not driving they are walkable or, alternatively, you can hire a bicycle from us for a minimal fee.

Are there any bars or restaurants within walking distance?

- We have 3 bar / restaurants approximately 5 minutes walk from our villa.

Is there any public transport?

- There is a bus service from Lagos and from Lisboa (Lisbon) to Aljezur but these are very infrequent. To get to our villa from Aljezur to our villa will necessitate a taxi as it is approximately 10 minutes by car.

What Supermarkets are nearby?

- We have a mini market 2 or 3 minutes walk from the villa. This sells basic food stuffs along with a few fresh vegetables, fruit and meat. In Aljezur there is a Spar and an Intermarche supermarket with much greater variety.

Is parking available at your villa?

- There is space for plenty of cars down the road alongside the back garden.

Do you allow dogs to stay?

- Unfortunately we have a strict policy to not allow dogs so as not to impact on other guests who may have allergies to animals.

Is it possible to smoke in your villa?

- We do not allow smoking anywhere inside our villa. This includes the balconies and covered terrace. In addition we ask people not to smoke by the outdoor dining area if any other guests are present. You can smoke in our garden but the critical thing is it must not impact on any of our other guests.

What are the check-in and check-out times?

- check-in is anytime after 16:00.

- check-out time is anytime up to 11:00. Depending on whether there is an immediate following booking or not, it may be possible for us to accommodate a later check-out time. It will be possible to store your luggage if you require a later check-out even if we need you to vacate your room for cleaning at 11:00.

Are towels supplied?

- Yes, we supply towels for use in our villa as well as beach towels.

Can guests use the kitchen and BBQ?

- Our guests have full use of both the kitchen and the BBQ. Note - for the BBQ it will be necessary to buy charcoal (available from our ministore a couple of minutes walk away).

What time is breakfast served?

- We serve breakfast between 8am and 10:30am

Is WiFi available?

- Yes, WiFi is available to all our guests without any additional charge.

Can you advise / assist in booking up surfing lessons?

- We have contacts with many of the local surfing schools and we can advise on these. If you plan to stay with us in July or August we strongly advise you pre-book lessons as these can be fully booked during the peak summer period.

Do you have surfboards and wetsuits for hire?

- We do not hire out surfboards or wetsuits ourselves. A friend of ours, Peter, runs the "Arrifana Sunset Surf Shop" in Vales (5 minutes drive from our villa) and he has offered any of our guests a 10% discount on hiring of wetsuits, surfboards or bodyboards.


Goanna Kayak

We also run a kayak touring business. Our guests qualify for discounted prices on our tours (subject to availability).