Monte Maravilhas

Odemira, Baixo Alentejo

Oranges, figs and vines at the top of the windy track, Prem's massage to ease walkers' muscles, a lovely country décor and a saltwater pool


13 beds


7 bedrooms


Sleeps 14


Get to know the real Portugal: Prem organises hiking and biking weeks (yoga, painting, Portuguese and meditation/massage courses, too) and provides proper walking maps. It’s believed that the abundance of water here, in this otherwise thirsty region, is the reason why Monte ‘Miracles’ is so named: there are no fewer than four wells within the 22-acre estate and their water is sweet and drinkable. At the top of a long hillside track, the grounds are quite lovely, furnished with figs, vines and olive trees; the farmer next door turns the olives into oil, the grapes into wine and dries the figs for winter. Such is the setting for these houses (two of which interconnect), the largest being the old farmhouse, simply and stylishly converted by Prem. The beams, stones and wooden floors are as they were; new pale pine, huge stoves and white walls add to the rustic feel. There’s a lovely saltwater pool to come home to, a hammock between the orange trees, and Prem on hand to give massages for aching bones. Meals are not provided but your serene hostess will cook by arrangement for groups. Simply lovely.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Dinner €13.50 - order in advance.


Nightly price
from €60
Weekly price
from €410
1 House for 6
From €706 beds3 bedrooms
1 House for 4
From €653 beds2 bedrooms
1 House for 4
From €604 beds2 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Prem Zijtveld

  • Monte Maravilhas is a hilly estate in the south of the Alentejo. Located at the foot of the Monchique mountains, this place is the perfect base for a hiking holiday in Portugal. We have 9 descriptions and detailed maps for individual hiking in the area.
  • Monte Maravilhas is the perfect location for a yoga week in Portugal. Amidst nature you learn to balance your body and mind through yoga and meditation. You are invited to make the inner journey. The yoga week is for beginners and the advanced.
  • A painting holiday at Monte Maravilhas is a special experience. The rustic estate is a true inspiration with its hills, cork and fruit trees.The painting course is taught by Rupa Bokhorst an artist with years of experience in painting and drawing.
  • In the fast paced world of today meditation is essential to achieve inner peace. By meditating you ease the tension in your body and get in touch with yourself. Via massage you can come in contact with yourself. Massage helps you to relax the body.
  • We have a special covered area for meditation, yoga and other activities.
  • We are 1 km from the authentic Portuguese village São Martinho das Amoreiras. It has different restaurants, shops and cafés, a postoffice and church.