Dá Licença

  • Location: Countryside
    Estremoz with its market, shops and restaurants: 8km (10 mins by car)
    Various amazing wineries: Within 30 minutes by car
    UNESCO Heritage site Évora: 50km (45 mins by car)
    Comporta with its endless sandy beaches: 175km (1h 30 mins by car)
  • Lisbon Airport (LIS): 175km (1h 30 mins by car)
    Car recommended
    Free parking
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An introduction to Dá Licença

How would you describe Dá Licença in a nutshell?

Dá Licença is an almost monastic retreat in Portugal’s Alentejo region that’s set on a 300-acre former olive grove. We’ve transformed it into an Arts and Crafts-influenced guesthouse that offers breathtaking views across the surrounding eco-reserve.

What’s your background + what was your inspiration to open Dá Licença?

Vitor has spent many years working in the arts and fashion industries, including several years at Hermès. For the last 20 years, Franck ran an art gallery in Paris specialising in Scandinavian Jugendstil and anthroposophical design. Our combined backgrounds inspired the creation of Dá Licença and its evolution into the property seen today.

How would you describe the atmosphere at Dá Licença?

An elegant, authentic and timeless address where the entire team is focused on delivering a personalised service to make the guests feel at home.

And how would you describe the interior design/architecture?

The existing structures were transformed into a modern retreat featuring clean lines and discrete volumes, without effacing the traditional character of the estate. Its rural environment and the region’s cultural values were sublimed into a sophisticated way of living. Elements of anthroposophical design and Scandinavian Jugendstil reinforce the perception of the elements’ organic beauty.

To you personally, what is so special about Dá Licença?

The perfect symbiosis of nature and the beauty of crafts. The silence. It’s a surprisingly romantic environment.

Is Dá Licença best suited for couples, families, groups?

Dá Licença is a place for couples looking for a romantic escape. We are an adults-only guesthouse.

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Dá Licença common lounge area
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Dá Licença common lounge area
Dá Licença common lounge area
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Breakfast area
Breakfast area
Breakfast area
Art gallery
Art gallery
Sky Pool (Suite)
Sky Pool (Suite)
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My Pool (Suite)
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Sunset (Suite)
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The Rock (Suite)
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The Rock (Suite)
The Rock (Suite)
The Loft (Suite)
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The Brazier
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Sky Cube
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Moon Cube
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Terrace
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Dá Licença rooms & rates

The property consists of several historic buildings that have been rehabilitated and now house five suites and four rooms. The former olive mill now functions as a gallery where the owners’ art collection is exhibited.

There are five luxury suites between 50 and 180 square metres, each of which is decorated with unique artistic pieces. Two of these suites have private saltwater pools finished in marble while the four spacious rooms feature private pergolas and patios, plus panoramic windows overlooking the natural surrounding landscape.

  • The Rock (Suite) for 2 people / 180 m²
    550 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 2 Living rooms
    • Terrace
    • Fireplace

    The suite features:
    - a beautiful living room with a 3-seater sofa and a wooden daybed
    - a large bedroom with a king-size bed (200 x 200 cm)
    - a marble bathroom with marble bathtub and rain shower
    - a separate room with two large patio doors, a sofa and a desk
    - a fireplace in the living room
    - underfloor heating and cooling system
    - 300 sqm private outside space with access to your own private roof terrace with amazing views

  • The Loft (Suite) for 2 people / 100 m²
    480 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • Terrace

    The suite features:
    - a large, open studio with three main spaces – bedroom, living area and bathroom
    - the bedroom has a king-size bed (200 x 200 cm)
    - the living room comes with a beautiful desk and sofa and two French doors opening up to the private patio
    - the marble bathroom features a marble bathtub that took seven weeks to carve and rain shower
    - 80 sqm private patio with sunbeams and a wooden deck
    - underfloor heating and cooling system

  • My Pool (Suite) for 2 people / 50 m²
    480 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • Terrace

    The suite features:
    - a beautiful living room with 2 wooden rocking chairs, a 2-seater sofa and access to the private patio
    - a beautiful bedroom with a king-size bed (200 x 200 cm)
    - a marble bathroom with marble walk in shower
    - underfloor heating and cooling system
    - 120 sqm outside area with your own private pool!

  • Sky Pool (Suite) for 2 people / 45 m²
    480 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • Terrace

    The suite features:
    - a living room with 2 chairs and a desk
    - a beautiful bedroom with a king-size bed (200 x 200 cm)
    - a marble bathroom with marble walk in shower
    - underfloor heating and cooling system
    - 25 sqm outside area with your own private, Pardais marble pool!

  • Sunset (Suite) for 2 people / 90 m²
    850 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Bathroom (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • Terrace

    The suite features:
    - large duplex with a stunning open plan living room/bedroom with lounge chairs, a desk and a king-size bed (200 x 200 cm)
    - a spacious bathroom with marble walk in shower and bathtub
    - underfloor heating and cooling system
    - 40 sqm private rooftop terrace with amazing views of the into the olive groves

  • Moon Cube for 2 people / 45 m²
    360 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • Terrace

    The room features:
    - a living/bedroom with 2 chairs, a desk and a king-size bed (200 x 200 cm)
    - a marble walk in shower
    - underfloor heating and cooling system
    - a 25 sqm private patio which is only two steps away from the magnificent circular pool surrounded by the aromatic citrus garden

  • Sky Cube for 2 people / 45 m²
    360 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • Terrace

    The room features:
    - a living/bedroom with 2 chairs, a desk and a king-size bed (200 x 200 cm)
    - a marble walk in shower
    - underfloor heating and cooling system
    - a 25 sqm private patio which is only two steps away from the magnificent circular pool surrounded by the aromatic citrus garden

  • The Brazier for 2 people / 30 m²
    320 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • Terrace

    The room features:
    - a living/bedroom with 2 chairs, a desk, a sofa and a king-size bed (170 x 200 cm)
    - a marble walk in shower
    - underfloor heating and cooling system
    - a 50 sqm private patio

  • My Bed for 1 people / 22 m²
    450 / night
    • 1 Single bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)

    The room features:
    - a beautiful bedroom with a single bed (90 x 200 cm)
    - a marble walk in shower
    - underfloor heating and cooling system

Included in the rates
Rates include a delicious breakfast and daily cleaning.
Children & Extra beds
Dá Licença is for couples on a romantic getaway or those seeking peace and quiet. It is for adults only.
Minimum stay
2 nights
Check in time
after 16:00
Check out time
before 12:00

Facilities & services

  • Swimming pool
  • WiFi
  • Terrace
  • Maid service
  • Garden
  • Not suitable for children

Our kitchen is only open to guests and offers an ever-changing menu featuring recipes made using produce from our organic garden. Meals are complemented by our local wine selection and most dietary restrictions can be accommodated.

We serve locally sourced and seasonal homemade dishes which are prepared every day in our kitchen. We exclusively use organic and raw materials from our vegetable and aromatic herb garden. Estremoz is renowned for its gastronomic refinement and there are several excellent restaurants nearby such as Mercearia Gadanha , LA RAU and Tintos e Petiscos.

Massages can also be arranged for guests by prior request.

Things to do in Alentejo & Estremoz

  • Art / Culture
  • Shopping / Markets
  • Wine tastings
  • Massages / Treatments
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Horseback riding

There are some excellent wineries not far from the property, as well as plenty of historic villages to explore. A highlight of the region is discovering its underground and surface marble quarries, as well as some of the marble monuments that feature in Estremoz and Vila Viçosa. You’re around 1.5 hours’ drive from the beach if you want a day at the coast and a little further from the capital, Lisbon. But I would recommend just enjoying Alentejo’s breathtaking landscapes and incredible sunsets.

The location of Dá Licença

Dá Licença is a 15-minute drive from the “White City” of Estremoz and around 40 minutes from the UNESCO-listed centre of Évora and Vila Viçosa. Lisbon Portela Airport is just under two hours from the property and Badajoz Airport in neighbouring Spain is an hour away.

This part of Alentejo still remains relatively untouched and hasn’t experienced the tourism development seen in other parts of Portugal.

When is the best time to visit Alentejo?

Spring through to fall is the best time to visit, with warm temperatures that are ideal for discovering everything the region has to offer.