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César Fontes

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian

Organic farm in Terena - Alentejo, Portugal

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Alentejo Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

House in a traditional Alentejo estate and organic farm.

The medieval hilltop village of Terena, with its 13th century castle gazes over countless valleys, rippling away in all directions.

In one such secluded valley, just minutes from the village yet slumbering amongst ancient olive groves and cork oaks, lies Monte Vicentes – a traditional Alentejo estate and organic farm.

Here, under the clearest skies in Europe, silence and serenity are your nearest neighbours. The thick white-washed walls and red-tiled roof provide cool against the endless Altentejo summer days. Laze by the pool... walk... bike... or use your car to explore this perfectly untouched corner of ‘Europe as it used to be’.

Whether it be the ‘slowest’ food in Europe, the numerous castles, cathedrals and cultural hotspots, the 5000 years of listed archeological sites within an hour of the farm, or just the simple, yet profound beauty and hospitality of a region as yet untouched by Time, the Alentejo will wrap you in its gentle spell.

And as a day spent discovering the best kept secret in Europe slips slowly into evening, the Alentejo sky sparkles into a splendor of starlight that is unequalled anywhere on the continent.

Time ticks slower here... for so many good reasons. Reasons that will bring you back to Monte Vicentes again and again.


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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
César Fontes (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian

About César Fontes

Always available to help my customers and show them the farm and animals and enjoy a nice talk about the area, farming and way of life in Alentejo.

Why César Fontes chose Alentejo

The world turns a little slower in the Alentejo... and life on Monte Vicentes slips softly by with little noise or stress. Our guests are part of our family and are welcome to join us in any aspect of the daily farming life if you so wish.

We have a large olive grove, an orchard and vegetable garden and we also raise sheep and chickens. Having long since banned the use of any chemicals on the farm, we have been certified as organic, with permission to use the European ‘biological agriculture’ endorsement.

If you prefer to simply watch farm life unfold, rather than actively participate, we have five patios to compete for your slumbers! The pool patio is also where we have barbeques, then there is a patio in front of the guest cottages and another with views over the orchard and vegetable garden, another where you can relax at the waterfall coming from our fountain and also the hammocks patio where you just can have a nap.

What makes this farmhouse unique

We will provide you with detailed maps and inside info that will give you a deep appreciation of this unspoiled corner of Europe: castles, cathedrals; archeology; ancient forest and unaltered gastronomy. From slate and marble to olives and deep red wine... and of course, when the night falls, each night, you’ll have the privilege to star gazing in the one that’s considered the Europe’s clearest night skies.


based on 25 traveler reviews

Organic farm in Terena - Alentejo, Portugal
average rating of 4.72 based on 25 reviews

Accueillant, calme, serénité, bel endroit !!!!

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons séjourné 4 nuits chez Cesar. Le monte, les chambres sont agréables, C'est un lieu idéal pour les jeunes enfants en quête de découvertes. À recommander !

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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sejour a alentejo

  • 4 of 5

tres bon sejour endroit calme et reposant soiree pizza organisee par le propriaitaire exellent je recomande cet endroit a toute les personnes qui veulesrespirer le bon air de ce beau pays le portugal

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Maravilhosa e inesquecível

  • 5 of 5

Foi uma experiencia verdadeiramente agradavél.

Adoramos o contacto permanente com a natureza e o corte com o corre corre do dia à dia nos grandes centros urbanos.

Adoramos o céu estrelado, o por do sol de um laranja intenso, a cor dos campos...

Tudo o que de belo o nosso alentejo tem para oferecer, pode encontrar-se aqui no monte dos Vicentes.

Mais ainda, adorámos a discrição, a disponibilidade e o bom trato de todo o staff. As longas tardes de conversa com os miudos ''Fontes'', as brincadeiras na piscina, as gargalhadas dos miudos...

Havemos de voltar!! Fica prometido!!!

Monte dos Vicentes um até sempre da familia Campos

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Perfect farm stay - awesome for toddlers

  • 5 of 5

Our two year old loved staying at Cesar's. She loved being greeted by the three cats and Faial the dog. The cottages are cozy and quiet. The farm itself was beautiful. We were able to make a meal from the garden and fresh eggs. Cesar is a great host who lets you engage at your own pace. He took us to his cousin's farm to pet some baby goats and see the goats being milked. We were also lucky enough to share some amazing bread, fava beans, cheese and wine.

We arrived after two weeks of spring rain and were greated by fields of wildflowers. The castle courtyard in the nearby town of Terena was filled with red poppy flowers. And we had the whole place to ourselves. There is so much to explore in the area and yet you feel like the only tourist in town. All in all we would highly recommend staying on the farm for as long as you can. I hope we can get back soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Calm & Relaxing!

  • 4 of 5

Calm, relaxed place. We felt at home. Around the "Monte" there are a lot of small towns and villages and great gastronomy. César is a wonderful host, always ready to help but also giving us our privacy. Great for kids! For nature and animal lovers! Really worth it!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Simplesmente magnifico

  • 5 of 5

Adoramos o tempo que passamos na quinta..

Otimo para descansar e relaxar sem preocupações..

Gostamos do companheirismo e do dia das pizzas.

As minhas crianças adoraram, além de quererem trazer os gatos com eles, adoraram alimentar os outros animais.. E claro a piscina foi a maravilha para eles e também os amigos que encontraram, especialmente o Vicente pelas idades mais próximas.. 5 Estrelas. A repetir e desta vez no Inverno para conhecer o outro lado da quinta...

Beijos de Sintra :) <3

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
200 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Reguengos de Monsaraz
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
200 Kilometres
Vila Nova de Mil Fontes
Car: recommended

Monte Vicentes is placed in the surroundings of the medieval village of Terena. Nearby you can make birdwatching, trekking, fishing, cycling and many other outside activities. The historical cities of Évora and Elvas are at 30 minutes away. The Great LAke Alqueva (the biggest artificial lake of Europe) stays only at 15 minutes away. Here you can taste local snacks, wines, cheeses and sausages that we can prepare for you in Monte Vicentes.


Rates & Availability

Alandroal Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season - price 1 house
Jun 30 2016 - Jul 29 2016
4 night minimum stay
Highest Season - price 1 house
Jul 30 2016 - Sep 4 2016
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Alentejo Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Telescope
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Golf Cart
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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