Alentejo, Portugal

Villa Melides

Low season per night from$702High season per night from$1,719


Iberian minimalism


Hillside haven





Set on 17 acres of verdant Iberian hillside, Villa Melides is a striking stay designed by an award-winning Portugeuse architect, who incorporated contemporary and minimalist sensibilities with the historic design of the region’s homes. There are few neighbouring houses and views of the ocean in the distance are unobstructed – from the pool, too – a gift at sunset in particular. The villa’s layout means it’s ideal for families and groups, with plenty of communal areas and a five-acre garden there for the taking. Venture away from your hillside estate to discover the beaches of Melides and Aberta Nova, both within a short drive; the laid-back but stylish village of Comporta is 20 minutes away. Comporta, on Portugal’s central coast, is an antidote to the Algarve, filled with locals determined to maintain its singularity. 

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Two bottles of wine – one red and one white

First Glance

  • The decor features clean white walls with a mixture of contemporary and vintage furnishings.
  • A large and well-kitted-out kitchen makes cooking all of that local produce a breeze – there are two fridges, a steam oven, a conventional oven and all sorts of other tools and appliances.
  • The living room has a cosy seating area and a fireplace.
  • The large wooden dining table seats 10 people.

Villa highlights

  • Infinity pool
  • Design-geek dream
  • Gorgeous grounds

Sleeping arrangements

  • The 45sq m master bedroom has a double bed and an ensuite bathroom with a bath tub and a shower. The room is in the main house and has access to large terraces with views over the gardens and vineyards, or the hills and ocean on the horizon.
  • The 40sq m bedrooms in the first and second bungalow have an ensuite bathroom with a shower. Sliding glass doors in both open onto a private terrace.
  • The 40 sq m twin room in the third bungalow has an ensuite bathroom with a shower and a private terrace accessed by sliding glass doors.

Key kit

  • Bose sound-system.
  • Air-conditioning.
  • WiFi.
  • Daily housekeeping (except Sundays).
  • Laundry room.


  • The villa has an 18-metre infinity pool set into a hillside, overlooking the pine forest and ocean beyond.
  • The pool area has eight deckchairs and eight day-beds, and a wooden cabana with two sofas for shaded breaks.
  • The pool can be heated on request (for an extra cost).


  • The villa is located at the bottom of a series of pine-, oak- and olive-tree-covered hills, on a private estate.
  • Parking for three cars.
  • There’s plenty of outside space (five acres), including some terraces, all with seating areas as well as an outdoor dining table, though barbecuing is not permitted.


  • Villa Melides is six kilometres from the nearest town, Melides.
  • Lisbon’s airport is an hour and 15 minutes away by car.
  • The nearest beaches are Melides and Aberta Nova.
  • Activities such as horse-riding and surf lessons are within a five-kilometre drive of the property.

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