Casa do Campo lies in the Portuguese Algarve, between Silves and Messines. It has a peaceful location near the beautiful beaches. The home has room for 6 people. Up to 8 people (with maisonette, extra costs). It has its own pool and beautiful terrace with an outdoor kitchen. This 3rd-generation family home was renovated with plenty of love and attention to quality in 2015, while retaining its typical character and traditional charm. During the renovation, great importance was placed on the use of natural materials, like whitewashing lime and natural stone floors sourced from the region. Solar-powered floor heating and a clay oven guarantee a warm atmosphere during cooler times of the year. The spacious property (1400 m2) with old-growth trees boasts the option of fresh fruit as available by season, e.g. oranges, avocados, lemons, and noni; all available for you to pluck yourself and add some vitamin-rich ingredients to your meal plan. The small henhouse gives you the daily gift of fresh, organic eggs. Cool off in the small pool that has been incorporated into the former reservoir. To increase that feeling of well-being, we have filled it with saltwater. In this small oasis, you can set your mind at ease and are completely out of sight. The large, covered barbecue is great for outdoor meals and it is easy to spend the evenings in the lounge with a fine glass of Portuguese wine, where you can take in the last warming rays of the setting sun. The unique character of the home is enhanced by the opportunity (upon request) to experience typical Portuguese hospitality. The couple who owns the property (Lena and Nelson) are happy to prepare you a typical Portuguese lunch or dinner so that you can come home from a relaxing day at the beach to a spot at a set table without having to leave this peaceful oasis. The meal is prepared exclusively with the freshest ingredients, mostly from the organic farm. Your personal tastes, whether they be skewed toward vegetables, meat, or fresh fish, are always incorporated. If you would like to spend an evening out of the house, the owners also offer a babysitting service. It is child-friendly, peacefully located, and has large terraces, two of which are covered. Wheelchair accessible. The adjacent maisonette has a kitchen and bathroom (for 2 to 4 people). Casa do Campo is a marvellous place to stay for the discerning guest, whether you are a family or a couple. This single floor, 130m2 home is nestled gently into its unspoilt natural setting. Traditional Portuguese ambiance as well as luxury and comfort await. It is not hard to set your mind at ease here since the only thing you can hear besides the chirping of birds and the rustling of leaves in the wind is the sound of absolute peace and quiet.
- Chateau / Country House1076 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
Casa do Campo
Nelson und Lena
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, german, portuguese
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 19, 2018
Why Nelson und Lena chose Silves
This house has been owned for three generations by the same family and they use it themselves. This is how we are able to offer the extra cooking service with fresh ingredients from the garden and give you the opportunity to enjoy exceptional Portuguese cuisine with family and friends. You can come straight from the beach and take a place at the fully set table.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
You can order dinner service with Nelson and Lena: on one or more days of your choosing, a dinner or lunch will be prepared and served at Casa do Campo. You pay per hour, for the travel costs as well as the ingredients. The surroundings are pristine, untouched by mass tourism. The home features a clay oven and heated floors, which make it an excellent place to stay during the winter.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The photos don't do it justice!
We had a wonderful, relaxing week at Casa do Campo. The house is a few minutes from the town of Silves, a quiet valley village, and about 20 mins from the nearest (and stunning) beach. It's a perfect home base for exploring the Algarve and after checking out the entire region and it's vast differences, we were so glad that we were staying in Silves. It is "away from it all" and yet so close. But, more importantly for us, a family of four, the house was incredibly comfortable. It's well-equipped and the recent restoration to the house is gorgeous. There is a lovely outdoor living area as well, though it was too cold in February to eat outdoors. You can see how many considered choices were made in the design and decor-- Nelson and Lena did a fabulous job and the photos on the listing do not do this home justice!!! The pool is small but I imagine the perfect place to cool off when it's hot in the summer. The gardens are so lovely and our kids absolutely loved checking for eggs in the chicken coop every day. We were also welcomed to pick vegetables and fruit (the best fresh squeezed orange juice ever) from the garden. Surrounding the house are vineyards and more orange groves. We saw one neighbor the entire week (their is plenty of space between neighboring houses). It was such a quiet, restful and relaxing week! I will absolutely miss sitting in the hammock each morning enjoying the morning sun, soaking in the view of the rolling valley and vineyards.
Nelson met us on the first day and left a lovely welcome gift of cheese, bread, wine. And, of course, fresh eggs from the chickens! Nelson checked on us once more during the week and is such a gentle and kind host. Sonia, their daughter, was available quickly via email every step of the way and was so generous with her kindness as well. They offer several suggestions of what to do and where to eat and we can confirm that the simple chicken restaurant next to the veg market in Silves is delicious.
If you're looking to be away from the tourist scene and have a more authentic Algarve experience, this home is a wonderful choice. I would absolutely stay here again and have already recommended this home to friends.
Wonderful vacation home!
This was a beautiful and very peaceful vacation home in every way. We thoroughly enjoyed the countryside surrounding the property and the simple but modern/rustic decor in the home, not to mention the outdoor patio with grill and refreshing pool area and the wonderful organic garden complete with chicken coop for fresh eggs each morning! The bedrooms were kept cool at night with a/c that works well. It is evident that great care has been taken to create this peaceful oasis. It is even more beautiful than the photos show. We loved every moment of our stay. Highly recommend!!
Gorgeous villa in the countryside
We all loved this villa - it was comfortable, had so many fun amenities, spacious, and just lovely. I wished we could have stayed longer. We had everything we needed, and then some! My kids loved exploring the garden, and the pool was so refreshing during the heat wave. The restaurant at the bottom of the hill (just steps away) served us the best meal of our entire vacation.
You really can not go wrong - thank you to our gracious hosts!
Truly a perfect vacation villa in the countryside
If you are looking for a true reprieve - a get away from hustle and bustle, this perfect house is a gem. We were 2 families with young children looking for a place we could enjoy on its own and as a base to explore the Algarve coast. My only regret is not staying longer!!
The villa is perfectly accommodated with cooking supplies, towels for the bath, really nice linens, blankets and so tastefully decorated. The pool was amazing dip - salt water - and cool (our visit was early May) but totally doable on the warm, sunny days.
The covered patio surrounded by garden, beautiful flowers, and fresh air - has a hammock, the bbq (we used!) and a large table for dinners al fresco.
The most incredible part for us was that the owners - Nelson and Lena are not only sweet, helpful and accommodating hosts, but for a very reasonable fee came and cooked for us the very BEST meals we had during our stay. We were there for 6 days and they came 2 x to make a full course local meal of clams, Iberian black pork, local cheese and wine, the next night 2 kinds of wild shrimp, seafood with rice. There is nothing more dreamy in my mind...
We ended up taking the main house and the maisonette (a separate loft with one bed and a bath) for the 2 families and that was perfect. They are attached, but gave us the privacy and space for each family we need (one family was 2 kids and one an infant.) Would recommend renting both areas if you are sharing with another family.
Their daughter Sonia helped with the communication - they were always reachable and had recommendations for local restaurants, beaches and contacts in the house.
Thank you so sincerely for a wonderful stay!!
Super stay at Casa do Campo
My wife, 2 daughters (5 and 8 years), father in law and myself really enjoyed our stay in Casa do Campo. The house is situated in the quietness of the country side, 10min away from Silves and 20-25 minutes away from some of the greatest beaches of Europe. At walking distance (100m) there is a restaurant which serves excellent food by a Belgian chef. The house is stylishly decorated with great attention for detail. All facilities we value were there (wifi, good beds, a/c etc), besides a proper bread knife, but that is about all improvement points we could find ;-) The view on the front is better as on the pictures, and in the back the girls could play, swim and fetch the eggs from the 5 chickens. The BBQ we didn't use (as the nearby restaurant won our battle), but looked tempting for a next time. We can really recommend this place.
A GREAT HOLIDAY!
What a great holiday! From the moment we were welcomed by Nelson and shown the villa, we knew it was going to be a lovely relaxing holiday, which it was. Like others said the villa was just beautiful and the owners were so accommodating, we would love to come back. Thanks to such a lovely family for all your kindness.
Casa do Campo sits in a valley, between green hills and orange plantations, near Silva, an old, Moorish city with a large castle from the 13th century. Roughly 150 m from the home, there is the restaurant and cafe, Rainha. The dam, Barragem do Arade, is just 1 km away. Silves has 2 large supermarkets, Modelo and Lidl, many restaurants, and bars as well as fresh bread and fish each day. Potimao, on the coast, is located nearby as well as the picturesque Monchique in the mountains. By car, it is not far to Alentejo, Rio Quadiana, or Cabo S. Vicente. Roughly 6 km away is the typically Portuguese Messines, with its traditional town centre, full of charming cafes and bars. Casa do Campo also leaves you just 20 minutes from discovering the diverse offering of beaches.