On several occasions we have mentioned the Alentejo as one of our favorite destinations, in particular the Comporta area, where is also located the house of our friends and customers of Casa da Comporta. Having been suggested to us by Welcome Beyond, a great website where you can find some of the most beautiful vacation houses and hotels internationally, Alentejo Beach House is one more proof that the coast of Alentejo is one of the best kept treasures in southern Europe due to its mild climate, quality beaches and proximity to nature. Located near Melides, the house designed by Manuel Aires Mateus is the perfect retreat for resting, being 15 minutes from the best beaches, but isolated in the middle of a hill, between pine, olive and oak trees, the ideal place to enjoy the magnificent views and surrounding nature.
Born from the passion of the owners Evelyne and Claude Tissier for the region, the house consists of four 'bungalows' in concrete, inspired by the typology of traditional local architecture, which was combined with a contemporary and simple style, so characteristic of the works of Aires Mateus. While three of the houses are bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, the fourth structure is where the heart of the Alentejo Beach House is located, with its kitchen, living room and one more double bedroom. Possessing all rooms a private patio surrounded by fruit trees and unobstructed views of the sea, the house is complete with a swimming pool 18 meters long, the perfect place to cool off and watch the sunsets on the Atlantic!
"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."