Casa da Ruina


This holiday home is called the "the Ruin" (because four years ago it still was a ruin), is beautifully situated on a higher part of the hill in a carré. It is comfortably surrounded with maximum privacy and a big terrace. It is a 4 -5 persons house and fully equipped.

Garden furniture and barbecue with all the necessary equipment is present. You can really enjoy the panoramic views and tranquillity. Inside there are two large bedrooms with fitted wardrobes. A large living room with wood burner, comfortable couch and a dining area. There is a luxury fully fitted kitchen with coffee maker, refrigerator, stove and dishes. The bathroom has a shower, toilet, sink and hairdryer. 'Wauw, i'ts bigger than we expected''; a lot of people say on arrival.

It is a great place to visit the 8 beaches: Comporta, Melides, Carvalhal, Porto Covo, Pego, Aberta Nova, Santo Andre and Praia de Gale. Once a week you can attend in the middle of rural Alentejo landscape our wellknowned 'Olival das Hortas' pizzanight together with our chef and his natural build oven. Surround yourself with birdsounds and enjoy & relax for a massage, facial or bodywrap in nature, You will love it.

Sightseeing Visit UNESCO world heritage best preserved Middleages Roman city Evora, Julias Ceasars historic Beja and later on 400 year Morish bastion or lively Lissabon (1.15 carminutes drive). For the kids it's great to book a dolphin boattrip at Setubal, visit the nearby safaripark or ride together the oceanwaves with an instructor in Carvalhal or Sines. Grandola has several nice restaurants, terraces, bars and even a cafe to watch sports.

On your arrival you will be welcomed with refreshments, a great Alentejano bottle of wine in your house and your host will share all the secret places to make your holiday complete.

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Large living room with wood burner
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Shower
  • WiFi
  • Barbecue
  • Swimming pool
  • Baby bed (free)
  • Extra bed (€ 10 / day)
  • Basket with firewood weekend € 25
  • Basket with firewood week € 45
  • Bed linen (1x per week)
  • Towels (2x per week)
  • Dishcloth (2x per week)
  • Massage € 55 for 1 hour and € 75 for 1.5 hours
Season Day Week
Low (Jan-Mrt) € 62 € 389
Average (Okt/Dec-May/April) € 85 € 550
Peak (June-September) € 110 € 725

Minimum stay 3 days

Cleaning costs € 50.-

For weekend bookings we charge € 10 extra per night.

Interested to spent the winter at Olival das Hortas, please get in contact.

Grândola is a small town with a rich history. The Carnation Revolution (April 25, 1974) started here, "... throughout this day the radio broadcasts the song, Grândola Vila Morena. This song was the secret sign that launched the revolution ....".

The town has a thriving center with cozy shopping streets and small squares. Many typical shops are still to be found here. It has a small park, cafes and restaurants with terraces where you can enjoy fine wines and good food. The area offers a varied selection of culinary facilities, from simple to profound, there is something for everyone. And of course, there are several good supermarkets nearby.

Monthly (every 2nd Monday of the month) there is a large authentic market. In the center there is an internet cafe where you can make free use of their services.

Take a day trip to Lisbon, Setubal, Evora or Bela. Very worthwhile.