— How would you describe Alentejo Villa in a nutshell?
— Alentejo Villa
— What was your inspiration to renovate the villa and rent it out to vacation guests?
— Villa garden
— Please tell us a bit more about the villa rental.
Very characteristic of the villa is that it has four chimneys; two are used as fireplaces for the kitchen, but the other two have been converted to showers, so the light comes from the top.
It was difficult to combine the traditional with the modern, but I think we’ve created a nice balance. It’s simple, clean, with straight lines.
We tried to keep a lot of things local, from nearby markets which we combine with things like Scandinavian lights and chairs, or a with a table that a designer friend designed for us.”
— Please tell us about the villa’s rooms and facilities.
Then there is a mezzanine with a bathroom, mainly for kids. There are four beds but there is enough room to sleep six children.
Each room is simple. My sister Marta is an artist and I was fortunate to get hold of some interesting paintings of hers. That gives the house a sense of us.
The living space has access to an open kitchen, both of which have very high ceilings. Those rooms open up to a wooden deck where you can have breakfast and view the cork forest and the pool below.”
— Pool and view from the villa
— What services do you offer as part of the vacation rental?
— Pool area
— What makes this villa rental so special?
We tried to design the proper context where people could do whatever they felt like doing that requires peace of mind. You can relax by the pool in the shade reading or you can visit many nearby villages and castles.
The villa sits on a plateau looking down, so it gives you a sense of the horizon over the top of the trees. It’s a great place to watch the sun set.”