Welcome to Odeceixe, a typical Alentejo village, with its white small houses next to each other forming narrow streets and leading you, up the hill, to the church. Be brave and make it to the windmill and find perfect picture scenario and an amazing 360 degrees view!
Welcome to what might be your grandma or an old aunt’s home: Montes de Baixo – Baiona (www.montesdebaixo.com).
An amazing space, Portuguese/Alentejo rustic decoration/architecture with several common and private spaces, full of details, versatile and well equipped for an immersive and relaxing experience for two, for a family or a group of friends. Last but not least, welcoming hosts that receive you with open smile and will to give you the best stay. Outstanding!
Put across in a blackboard in the kitchen and that’s your passport for a morning hot fresh bread.
You can buy this same bread to take home at Cafe Conchinha, 1,5 kilometers away – if you feel like you are in an old movie, you’re in the right place 🙂
Choose a comfortable spot on the soft rising sun, and enjoy it as if the moment would never end. Butter, grapes or orange might help to make it unforgettable!
Then let this lazy time guide you through the place, discover the beauty of nature in the details, take photos or just allow them to find a place in your memory book.
In the morning you hear nothing. When was the last time you hear the silence? Your ears are not used to it, so it’s a weird (good) sensation. Your senses become more awake, and you feel the details: the sound of a trickle, the wind passing through the very thin curtains around the resting point near the pool… and the sweet fragrance of nature in the summer morning!
Magic organic pool. Pure water, alive nature open to your eyes, inspiring beauty. Unforgettable experience. Children love it, so enjoy happy family moments when searching for small animals around.
This place reminds me of childhood when a suburbs city girl went to spend the holidays in the countryside with the family. Freedom, discovery and re-encountering my buddy cousins… losing track of time.
Bring a book. And reset.
Here, in the north margin of “Ribeira de Seixe” (small river), you’re in Alentejo, where time goes slowly. Let go and enjoy!