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“Heavenly relaxation”
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Review of Monte no Ceu

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15 reviews
Sunrise over the small pool
One of the two covered verandas
the patio
living room
half open kitchen, next to the dining table
dining table inside
bedroom 1 with double bed, 1,6 m wide
view from the terrace
a summer sunrise
nudist beach next to the Zambujeira do Mar beaches, 15 min by car
that white dot is the house
all beach equipment can be found in the house
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Zambujeira do Mar, Odemira, Beja District, Alentejo

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243Roamin
Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Heavenly relaxation”
Reviewed 27 February 2017 for a stay in September 2016

A short drive from Zambujeira do Mar, with fab views of the valleys and hills we arrived at Monte no Ceu.
Gem of a villa with all amenities to enable full self catering and a very comfortable stay. Local housekeeper pre-arranged a visit to check all we needed and could not have been more helpful. The housekeeper was not intrusive but it was reassuring to know that she was through the neighbouring forest and up the hill if required.
Pool was a welcome cool down from the hot weather and so relaxing to just soak and see the views. Barbecue would have been nice but fire risks in the heat prohibited this, hob and oven available in kitchen. Short and steep unmade road leading to the property, not the best for a hired brand new Mercedes CKA but managed at a snail's pace!
Property is out in the country but a short drive to beach and restaurants. A heavenly place to just relax, read books, enjoy the local cuisine and wine and contemplate life. After a very stressful year this was a welcome and beneficial break.

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Management Response
28 Feb 2017
Thank you very much for your great review! Last Christmas we have been speaking to the local contractor to do find a solution for the road, so hopefully a more comfortable ride soon! Best wishes, Marc
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Veronica...
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Stargazing paradise”
Reviewed 27 February 2017 for a stay in July 2016

Monte de Céu is aptly named. Set at the top of a hill with gorgeous views, it is also a stargazer's paradise. It is a calm and peaceful spot with little more than cows bells tinkling and birds chirping in the background. The pool is perfect for relaxing and cooling down on a hot day and if you sit quietly on the terrace for a while you can watch the swallows swooping and the gekkos hunting for insects.

The house is immaculately clean, well equipped and we were looked after very well on our arrival. It is a home with lots of personal touches and far removed from the bland corporate style that you often find with holiday rentals.

The surrounding area is beautiful and you can go for great costal walks, visit the lovely beaches and enjoy some excellent food and wine. The local town has good and friendly cafes around the central square and there's a big supermarket on the outskirts where you can stock up on everything you need. We tended to go out for lunch and enjoy the delicious seafood and then sit on the terrace in the evenings sipping wine and watching the stars.

I can't recommend Monte de Céu highly enough but am a little scared that the Alentejo cannot remain a secret for much longer!

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Management Response
28 Feb 2017
Hi Veronica, thank you very much for your kind words, really happy to read that you have enjoyed staying there as much as we always do! Best wishes, Marc
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Marianne...
Schagen, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Absolutely breathtaking”
Reviewed 24 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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Driving up to a small hill in rural Portugal we were welcomed by a beautiful white villa. We felt at home immediately.
The views from each and every room in the house are absolutely stunning.The three bedrooms, two bathrooms and the fully equipped kitchen, the multiple terraces and tasteful interior design guarantee a comfortable stay.
Beautiful cliffs and little bays and beaches are closeby for long walks or a lunch in one of the many beach restaurants.
We left fully relaxed and reenergized and keep warm memories of the scent of herbs and lavender, long starry nights and the authentic unspoiled environment.

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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332olivie...
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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“Beautiful villa with great surroundings, views and facilities”
Reviewed 14 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We had a lovely week at this villa; Relaxing at the pool and enjoying the view. The villa is beautiful with new and luxurious equipment (such as kitchen, bathrooms, bbq). Beaches, supermarkets are nearby. The owners are very kind and helpful. We will definitely return next year!

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Reviewed 26 May 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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Liked best: it is peaceful and quiet.
Liked least: That I had to end my stay..
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