Charming, spacious and welcoming. A true refuge in nature. The house is in excellent condition, well equipped and the owners are very helpful. The place is peaceful, you can see the stars and hear the birds. The terrace is perfect for barbecuing and the salamander keeps the entire accommodation warm. We couldn't ask for better. It's sooo worth it 😊
Thank you very much for the great and relaxing stay in your smart house (clean and providing everything to feel comfortable) in the middle of trees, birds and wonderful nothing else! Special thank for your warm welcome and creative chicken Dinner organisation. It was the last night during our vacation but really wonderful end before going home! ...and it would be definitely worth for another, longer stay next time. Thank you!! Monika and Peter
Its the perfect place for escaping the Chaos of the city. We found them via booking.com, because most of the hotels were booked, and we're so glad we found it that we'll come back next year. First of all, the Contact was quick and nice - They speak perfect english, told exactly were to drive (because the way isn't that easy to find, if you dont know here to go) and the greeting was on of the best we've ever had - as soon as we arrived their dogs came out to welcome us and oh my god - they are so sweet and friendly! At first we didn't even find the time to introduce ourselfs because we were too busy to pet the dogs. I dont know who was more enjoyed - the dogs about us or we about the dogs. At first we were kinda confused because the first impression is really different from all we know - the road looks more like an offroad-rally track, the houses are extremly spread - it doesnt even look like here're tourists. The Houses are offside the city, complety within the nature - they didn't lie when they told me "you won't here anything - except the nature". Imagine, you're driving on peaceful routes within a forest of portugal, far away from every civilation. Suddenly, you turn your car off the road and drive about 1 KM complety straight into the forest. Now imagine, at exactly this point, you start building your house. That's exactly what it feels like to be on Monte Horizonte. Maybe that's the way how they started their business, I dont know? Our house was simple and beautiful - it had much space, the interieur was nice (beds, sofa, TV and stuff), the kitchen was really good, because its bigger than usual and has a full cooking plates, a big freezer, we even had a caranter with glasses to make water with fruits (or in our case sangria) wich was pretty awesome.
Een heerlijke week op Monte Horizonte gehad. De excursies met Bert waren erg leuk, veel vogelsoorten gezien en veel geleerd! Het terrein zelf is ook zeker de moeite waard om een wandelingetje te maken en in ochtend of vroege avond de vogelkijkhut te bezoeken. Alles bij elkaar een mooie vogelweek met in totaal precies 100 vogelsoorten gezien (wat er met meer ervaring en meer herkenning op geluid nog veel meer waren geweest)
5 - 8 abril de 2012. É muito bom aproveitar o que o Alentejo tem para oferecer: a calma, a tranquilidade, os paisagens, a simpatia dos seus habitantes!... Aqui, no Monte Horizonte, gozamos de tudo isso! Fica a vontade de regressar! Daniela
Embora seja o dia das mentiras, a verdade é que este é um lugar de paz e simpatia. Foi pena a chuva, que não nos permitir usufruir de tudo o que o Alentejo tem para oferecer.... Felicidades e desejos de sucesso, Luis
Sometimes all of us need some peace & tranquility in our lives and "Monte Horizonte" is the perfect place for both, made attainable by the efforts of Marianne & Bert. The warmth of the Alentejo is matched by the hospitality of our hosts and we hope to visit again sometime soon. Thanks to Bert for his advice of taking us to the lagoon at St. Andre for the birdwatching. What? - No bee-eaters! Até brêve, Steve & Shirley
Marianne, Eline and Bert, We would like to say thank you for a wonderful stay at Monte Horizonte. We love what you have done with the establishment, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Mimosa. Our favorite parts were the beautiful interior and the outdoor grill. We appreciated the very warm welcome we received from yourselves as well as Beth and Bob. We look forward to staying here again and to our next visit to this beautiful part of the world. Keith & Sarah
Our personal Monte Horizonte Song* I like the Casa I like the Butterfly Tree I like the Cork Oaks I like the pending pine (tree) I like the quier, peace and tranquility Boondeyadee, boondeeyadee, boondeyadee, boondeyadee I like the "praias" I like the rolling waves, I like "babugem" I like the thunder foam, I like the thrilling swim when the surf is high, Boondeyadee, boondeyadee, - - - - I like solar power, I like the wind turbine, I like the barbeque, I like the barking dogs, I like the quite unique hospitality, Boondeyadee, boondeyadee, - - - - Many thanks, Bert, Marianne & Eline for three marvelous weeks at Casa Oliveira, Gabriele & Peter * Sing to the famous tune of the Welsh song: "I like the flowers, I like the daftledils........"
Liebe Marianne, Bert und Eline, Wir haben eine wunderschone zeit bei Euch. Ihr habt Euch ein einmaliges Fleckchen Erde ausgesucht und so gestaltet, dass man einen herrlichen Urlaub haben MUSS. Das Haus ist zum wohlfuhlen und hat alles, was man braucht. Das Ort ist perfect als Startpunkt fur tagliche Ausfluge in alle Richtungen und am abends die Tage entspannt auf der Terrasse zu lassen. Aber ihr macht es erst perfect, helft mit Rat und Tat, wenn man hilfe braucht oder gebt ein wenig von Eurer Geschichte preis. Vielen dank am Euch! Dani + Babybauch + Alex Vieln dank am Euch! Dani + Babybauch + Alex
Beste Bert Marianne en Eline, (en Bep en Bop niet te vergeten) Ons verblijf verliep met wat horten en stoten: slecht weer bij het begin, een overplaatsing, en alles wat daarbij komt kijken. Wat jullie heel goed gedaan hebben: inspelen op omstandigheden, mee- en vooruitdenken, helpen en de weg wijzen (letterlijk en figuurlijk). PRIMA!! We komen beslist terug! René en Ingrid
Een heerlijke week gehad op jullie prachtige landgoed. Zoals jullie weten ook wel spannend met onze bijzondere dochter. Genoten van het heerlijke eten, jullie goede zorgen, de mooie omgeving, de prachtige baaitjes en de wandelingen. En van het zwembad niet te vergeten. Want al was het eigenlijk nog wat fris en liepen de locals nog met vesten en mutsen, we konden het niet laten toch even een duik te nemen. Heel veel succes met jullie mooie plannen: wij gaan weer naar huis met mooie herinneringen, heel veel mooie foto´s én een heel mooi souvenir van Eline. Marc
Dear Bert, Marianne and Eline, Our first visit to Portugal was absolutely wonderful. Thankyou all for your warm welcome, friendship and hospitality (where did you hide the sunshine?) The cuckoo and the nightengale, and the toads were very nice and noisy. The most beautiful beaches nearby, and high tide at the lagoon was magical. We have plenty of very happy memories. You have been great. This place is so peaceful, so tasteful. Goddluck and happy retirement. Debbie
Last week was 25-30 degrees, this week chilly and we have had more rain then we have in a month at home! But never mind. We have had a great time and Bert and Marianne have been great fun. Super place, super beaches and super birds (short-toed eagle, bee eater, nightingale all in one day). Thanks for all. And now home to the dry and the warm! Robin
Este lugar es o que todas andamos buscando. Muchas gracias por la estancia. Muchas gracias a las canas y a las sejos. Nos vamos con les ganes ya de volver. Thank you for all. Mano Lovely place, lovely people, lovely days, lovely snails, lovely rains. Thanks for all and, please, forgive us for our English: it is not our fault, it is the fault of the Spanish politicians and their bad habits about education. Deep in my heart, Laura
Os últimos hóspedes de ano 2010 e os primeiros de 2011 agradecem a hospitalidade e tranquilidade. André The weather didn´t play along, but your hospitality made us a warm staying here. Thanks for the oranges! Tamara
Bert, Marianne e Eline, Quando em Março reservamos esta semana no vosso empreendimento, estaramos longe de imaginar a tranquilidade e a paz que viemos encontrar! O local, longe e perto de tudo, proporcionou-nos uma semana que ficará para sempre na memória deste familia. Mas a simpatia, a disponibilidade e alegria que vos transmitiram, implantou tudo o que podemos esperar. A pequena Eline ficará amiga da Rita e da Joana, os cães conseguiram o milagre de conquistar a Paula que esqueceu os habituais receios destes animais. A piscina fez os delicias do Pedro e o grelhador a minha perdição. Em nome da familia Lourenço, recebem uma grande abraço de agradecimento e a certeza de voltarmos. João
Obrigado por tudo .... Obrigado pela hospitalidade, pela simpatia e boa disposição de anfritiões que sabem receber bem. Obrigado pelo silencio, pelo bom tempo e sobre tudo por se terem lembrado de transformar este pedaço de Alentejo num pedaço de paraíso. Gostamos de tudo: - Da casa.... ben estruturada, arrumada e limpa - Da piscina - Dos cães....simpático e afectuosos - Até da estrada e do po... tão típico Prometemos voltar Vitor
Ola Pessoal ! Bert, Marianne & Eline, Thanks for your hospitality, we had a very good trip in your country with all my french friends, and you have a part of responsability for this ! The swimming pool and the climate miss us already !!! Bye bye, and see you soon ! A good bottle of french wine will always be there for you !
Bert, Marianne e Eline, Obrigada por estes dias de descanso e boas conversas! Tem um sitio único, em todos os aspectos. Voltaremos, seguramente, para recarregar baterias. Nuno