|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The swimming pool has been built to make the most of the sunshine. The terrace was built in a special way to work with the sunshine as a natural heating system for the pool.
Bedrooms (4) 1 en-suite double master bedroom and 2 twin rooms all with their own terraces and a 4th separate double bedroom and en suite bathroom in a studio.
Bathrooms (4) 2 en suite bathrooms, 1 having a bath with a view and a separate double shower the other with large walk-in shower. All with double marble washbasins. A third Moroccan style mosaic shower room with double marble washbasins.
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.
Baby bed and high chair provided
Cosy living room with seating around an open fire.
Maid service, bath and beach towels supplied, bedding supplied.
Underfloor heating/cooling throughout. Plus air-con.
Extra changing room with toilet and shower near the pool.
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:
4 bedroom 4 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 2008
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $55 per night, per additional guest|
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$546|
booking by banktransfer, 50% in advance, 50% one week before arrival, no additional charges for cleaning, housekeeping, energy, taxes etc.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.