Comporta Beach House
Comporta Beach House is a contemporary villa located a few minutes walk away from one of the most beautiful beaches of Portugal.
The ideal retreat to relax and enjoy a quiet stay in nature. Yet it’s only 15 minutes to alluring beaches, the fashionable Comporta area and very accessible from Lisbon.
Les Terrasses de Comporta
This property offers easy COVID-19 cancellation terms:
In case of official travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, guests can cancel up to 14 days before arrival and receive a full refund of the amount paid.
The house was designed by one of Portugal’s most lauded contemporary architects.
You are only 10 mins away from alluring beaches and fashionable Comporta.
Due to the layout of the bungalows, it is a great place for 2 or 3 families travelling together.
The area and the house are incredibly popular. Book much in advance to avoid disappointment.
How would you describe Les Terrasses de Comporta in a nutshell?
The house is the perfect holiday rental to enjoy the wonderful nature and weather of the Alentejo coast with sand beaches stretching over 60 km, just one hour south of Lisbon, Portugal.
The house is located on the edge of a small chain of hills covered with pine, oak and olive trees. Set in relative isolation, it sits above the village of Melides 5 km away. The lack of neighbouring houses allows for unobstructed views of the ocean, which are particularly magnificent at sunset.
What was your inspiration to offer this house as a holiday rental?
We completed the construction of the holiday house in early 2015 after having spent 2 years in Portugal to supervise its construction and work closely with the architect Manuel Aires Mateus. Our goal was to have an easy-to-run summer house and be able to enjoy it with friends and family in a way that everyone has its privacy and independence. The layout and design of the holiday house reflect this objective.
We discovered Comporta during recent holidays and really fell in love with the authenticity of the Alentejo region, the quiet way of living and the beauty and calm of the light and nature of the area.
Yet, Comporta is becoming more and more attractive to creative people, with new design boutiques and restaurants opening. The area attracts a lot of media coverage by travel or art of living magazines always eager to discover the ‘hidden secrets of the Alentejo’.
How would you describe the architecture and interior design of the house?
Manuel Aires Mateus has won multiple awards and is one of Portugal’s most lauded contemporary architects. He drew design inspiration from the traditional Portuguese houses of Alentejo, which have been combined with a contemporary and minimalist style.
The interior of our holiday rental is painted in chalk white and has a mixture of modern and vintage furniture.
Each of the buildings is made from benched concrete, and has sea views. They also have access to the eastern patio, overlooking the gardens and an orchard of olive trees, orange and lemon trees and oak trees.
The 3 bungalows are independent and benefit from their own private patios facing west and beautiful ocean views. The main house is the communal house with its dining and living spaces. All houses are air conditioned/heated and the main house also has a fireplace.
To you personally, what is so special about the whole experience of renting this beach house in the Alentejo?
It is the ideal retreat to relax and enjoy a quiet stay in harmony with nature. Yet it is just 15 mins away from alluring beaches, the fashionable Comporta/ Carvalhal area and very accessible from Lisbon, just 8 km away from the motorway to Lisbon.
What do you particularly like about this part of the Alentejo?
The Alentejo has always been very rural and remains protected from housing developments that have deteriorated many coastlines in southern Europe.
This part of the Alentejo is covered with wide forests of pine trees, oak trees for the production of cork for which Portugal is the world leader. It is one of the few areas in Europe, which has remained protected from excessive construction.
The holiday rental consists of four separate buildings with a total surface area of 350 sqm. The 3 separate bungalows (40 sqm each) are guest bedrooms (2 with double beds and 1 with twin beds) and en-suite bathrooms. The external private patios are covered with natural canes.
The final structure, the ‘main house’, contains the living space and kitchen as well as the fourth double bedroom also with en-suite bathroom.
Each room or bungalow is very simple: the external light and the balanced proportions of each bedroom have been the key criteria in the design of the house. From the rising sun above the surrounding hills in the morning, to the sunset in the ocean in front of the main living room, the houses benefit from huge sliding glass doors giving access to wooden floored patios, which gives the impression to live both inside and outside simultaneously.
Outside we have a swimming pool, which is 18 meters long and has its own wooden beach and covered terrace.
The area offers a variety of activities our holiday guests can enjoy: there are golf courses in Troia, horseback riding is available on the beaches, sand dunes or rice fields and can be arranged with local horseback riding schools. A small health spa recently opened with Pilates, yoga and massages.
There is also surfing in Carvalhal or Sines, guests can go for a a picnic on a deserted beach, or set out on a catamaran to see one of Europe’s only resident dolphin communities in the Sado Estaturary.
Further afield is Alcacer do Sal, Evora or Montemor, old towns that maintain their traditional influence from the Moorish period and offer plenty of opportunities to discover the quietness and tranquillity of the way of living in Alentejo.
The house is 6 km away from Melides, a traditional Portuguese village on the Alentejo coast, which has become a popular destination for visitors seeking nature and authenticity. It has attracted many famous designers and artists due to its culture and restaurants.
Grandola, a larger town, is eight kilometres away and is convenient for food shopping. It also provides train access to the Algarve. Lisbon is approximately one hour away by car.
The house is located 15 to 20 mins form the closest beaches of Aberta Nova or Pego/Carvalhal. They are all part of the same beach which stretches over 50 km from the Troia resort in the north to Sines in the south. Along the wide stretch of white and gold sand, there are guarded beaches with lifeguards throughout the summer as well as beach restaurants offering locally caught, fresh fish.
Peak season is from beginning of July till end of August but the best weather and highest sea temperature is most frequently in September or October, which remain very dry. September and October are also the best months to enjoy the beaches, which may become busy only on weekends.
The temperature is always very mild or even fresh at night even during the summer when temperatures during the day can reach 35 or 37 degrees but go down to 20 degrees at sunset because of the ocean breeze. April and May are usually very good months as well with Spring around the corner.
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