Casa Melides

  • Location: Beach / Coast
    Closest beach (Aberta-a-Nova): 8km (12 mins by car)
    Horseback riding: 15Km (20 mins by car)
    SUP rides in the Melides lagoon at sunset: 15km (20 mins by car)
    Closest restaurants: 10-15 mins by car
  • Lisbon Airport (LIS): 127Km (1h 15 mins by car)
    Faro Airport (FAO): 192km (2hs by car)
    Airport transfer available on request
    Car recommended
    Free parking
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An introduction to Casa Melides

How would you describe Casa Melides in a nutshell?

Nestled in a secluded and private location, Casa Melides is a characterful modern home surrounded by nature. It’s a place to enjoy good times with friends and family, to revitalise and to feel the inner quietness while letting go of all worries.

What is the story behind Casa Melides, what was your inspiration to create it?

The project was designed by my mother, an architect, with the intention of having her own refuge away from the city. It took her 10 years to find the perfect spot, plunged into silence within a green landscape. Casa Melides was designed as a place for inspiration, painting and studying, but also as a space to gather people in creative conversations.

How would you describe the atmosphere and the interior design of Casa Melides?

The interior design has been carefully curated with paintings and artworks by both Portuguese and international artists. It’s a minimal and comfortable atmosphere, where the light, space proportions and authenticity of the materials are the real protagonists.

To you personally, what is so special about Casa Melides?

It’s a place that allows me to revitalise and get in touch with my inner quietness, as well as admire the simplicity of nature and put life into perspective. Also, it is the final project completed by my mother (she has Alzheimers and no longer works), and the only one where she and I have our talents expressed together.

The villa
Pool area
Pool area
Pool area
Villa at night
Pool area
Pool area
Living area
Living area
Dining room
Master suite
Master suite
Master suite
Master suite
Master suite
Master suite
Independent suite
Independent suite
Independent suite
Independent suite
Independent suite
Independent suite
Double room
B&W twin room
Yellow twin room
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
Work space
Yoga room
Bathroom 3
Bathroom 3

Casa Melides rooms & rates

On the main floor is the living room, dining room, kitchen and laundry, plus three double bedrooms and three bathrooms. There’s also a master suite with its own private office, closet, living room, sun lounge and direct access to the garden.

On the upper floor is a working/play area, a yoga/massage room and another bathroom. Additionally, there is a detached studio that serves as an independent suite.


Master Suite

  • King-size bed (180cm x 200cm), walk-in closet, private living room with TV, bathroom with bathtub + shower and direct access to the outdoor lounge and the swimming pool. Private office space with desk facing an inspiring view,

Double room

  • Queen-size bed (160cm x 200cm), garden & pool view.

Twin room

  • Two separate single beds, garden & pool view. On request, the room can be prepared with a double bed (160cm x 200cm).

Twin room

  • Two separate single beds, garden & pool view. On request, the room can be prepared with a double bed (160cm x 200cm).

Detached Studio Suite

  • Queen-size bed (160cm x 200cm), separate shower and washbasin area. Desk, WiFi, and an inspiring pool view, direct access to the pool and an outdoor lounge with 2 sunbeds.

4 independent bathrooms

  • Complete bathroom with walk-in shower, one washbasin and bidet
  • Complete bathroom with walk-in shower, two washbasins
  • Complete bathroom with walk-in shower, one washbasin
  • Top floor: complete bathroom with walk-in shower, two washbasins
  • Casa Melides for 10 people / 540 m²
    1540 / night
    • 2 Twin bedrooms
    • 3 Double bedrooms
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 4 Shower rooms
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Dining room
    • 1 Kitchen
    • 1 Other rooms
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)
    • Terrace
    • Fireplace
    • Air conditioning
Included in the rates
Rates include daily bathroom and rooms cleaning for weekly stays, final checkout cleaning, change of towels & linen once per week and pool towels.
Optional extras
Private Chef — Depending on availability
Children & Extra beds
Children of all ages are welcome but please note that there are no specific safety measures implemented for children. A baby cot and high chair are available on request free of charge.
Minimum stay
3 - 7 nights (check calendar for dates)
Check in time
after 16:00
Check out time
before 10:30

Facilities & services

  • Air conditioning
  • Terrace
  • Children welcome
  • Maid service
  • Swimming pool
  • WiFi
  • TV
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Washing machine
  • Central heating
  • Music system
  • BBQ area
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair dryer

The entire property is available to guests throughout their stay. We provide wood for the fireplace in the wintertime and the heated floor makes it super warm. Daily house cleaning is available on request and guests can book a private cook in advance if they desire. We also have a network of yoga teachers and massage therapists that we share with our guests.



  • Swimming Pool (14m x 9m, 1,50m deep).
  • 10 sunbeds plus 3 XXL bin bags


  • Large dining table for up to 14 people and an alfresco dining table for up to 12.


  • Located on the top floor with floor-to-ceiling windows. 3 Zafu, 3 Yoga blocks, 3 floor mattresses and a basket with elastic bands and weights for stretching exercises.


  • Washing machine, dryer, outdoor drying rack, iron and board.


  • Located on the top floor with a beautiful view of the sunset. Desk, WiFi, 2 seating beds for relaxing, a floor pouf.


  • Air-conditioning in the main house and the detached studio.
  • heated floor
  • fireplace in living room


  • The kitchen is a chef’s paradise – there are two ovens 60cm + 90cm, an induction large hob, a Broil King Baron BBQ, a microwave, a dishwasher, an espresso coffee machine, a french-press coffee machine, a pour-over coffee machine, a wine cooler, an ice machine, a large fridge/freezer, a dishwasher and two sinks. We also have a large wood oven – it is quite an experience if you feel like serious slow cooking.

Things to do in Alentejo & Melides

  • Shopping / Markets
  • Wine tastings
  • Wildlife / Animals
  • Massages / Treatments
  • Yoga classes
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Horseback riding
  • Sailing / Kayaking
  • Boat trips

At the property, guests can enjoy nature walks or go for a run in a beautiful green setting. We also have a network of massage therapists, cooks and yoga teachers that we share with our guests.

Nearby, you can go horse riding, take a boat trip, do a yoga class, learn to surf or play golf. My favourite beach nearby is Aberta-a-Nova, which is just an eight minutes’ drive (our neighbour usually runs to the beach). Comporta Beach is 20 minutes away while Troia Beach is 35 minutes’ drive.

My highlights are:

  • Exploring southwest Alentejo Natural Park
  • Taking a boat trip from Comporta to Alcacer do Sal
  • Horseback riding on the beach

Nearby activities:

The location of Casa Melides

Casa Melides is secluded in a wooded area just an eight minutes’ drive from the town of Melides. Here, the atmosphere is quiet and friendly, and there is a local market where farmers and fishermen sell fresh fish, fruit and vegetables.

The closest beach at Aberta-a-Nova (an eight minutes’ drive) extends for almost 60 kilometres. Comporta is 23 kilometres away and Troia (with its casino) is 42 kilometres from the property.

What I like about this part of the Alentejo is the relaxed pace, the authenticity of people and the great food/wonderful restaurants. The natural landscapes here are beautiful and the beaches are unspoiled. Also, Melides has become a place where people from different parts of the world come to live, organising home dinners, cultural gatherings and yoga events.

When is the best time to visit Alentejo?

Summer is the hot season and when all of the buzz happens with exclusive beach parties, local markets and events. In autumn, the weather remains warm but the buzz slows down. There’s no more waiting in restaurants and you can enjoy the entire beach to yourself. The colours of the countryside start to change and it’s the perfect time for walking in nature, horse riding, bike riding and playing golf.

Winter is a season to enjoy the quietness and the winter sun. While it’s cold outside, it’s warm inside beside the fireplace. It’s an ideal time for beach walks, wine tasting in Herdade da Comporta, reading and being in good company, as well as remote working and enjoying the silence and nature.

Spring is the season of all colours. The flowers start to bloom, the birds arrive and the weather is warm enough to go for a swim and barbecue outside. It’s the perfect time to do yoga classes or visit Southwest Alentejo Natural Park, as well as go on a boat trip from Comporta to Alcacer do Sal.