OVERVIEW \ charming Eco bed and breakfast starting at $115
Nestled up in the fertile Barrocal region between the coast of the Atlantic and the hills of the Serra in Portugal's Algarve region, guesthouse Casa Brava takes on its namesake sentiment, "Brava" meaning "wild" in Portuguese. A short drive from the historic market town of Loulé, this lovingly restored stone farmhouse has been given a new lease of life within it's fertile and natural habitat by its owner's Julie and Marc. Surrounded by a variety of Cork, Arbutus, Carob and Olive trees, Casa Brava Eco BnB and Organic Farm is a truly special hideaway which hosts an atmosphere that encourages a slower pace in which to relax and unwind. Renovated with careful consideration of its authentic character, guests enjoy their own private quarters to the side of the house. A small exterior stone passageway connects the comfortable bedroom, now housed in what was originally the sheepfold, to the luxurious bathroom; the former henhouse. Beautiful for enjoying a delicious organic, vegan breakfast with the birds, to relaxing with the evening sunset in the hammock; the private covered outdoor stone patio is a magical spot throughout the day and features a wood burning stove, perfect to take the edge off chilly evenings while listening to the quiet hum of the farm's tranquil and wild surroundings.
Open now for just one year, this private stone room is in high demand, so book early. The room is minimalist and simple in design, with regional furniture and natural tones, keeping with the authenticity of the rest of the property. Take in the magical surroundings from the covered outdoor stone patio with fireplace to keep you warm on those chilly nights.
Relax with a book borrowed from the house library, have your organic breakfast at the edge of the ecological pool or enjoy a glass of organic wine on the private terrace.
Marc and Julie also offer a private ORGANIC & VEGAN dinner, as well as picnic preparation, fresh juice and drinks, homemade ice-cream with organic fruit and herbs.
Guests have access to the abundant vegetable gardens, which Julie and Marc use for meals for the guests.
Enjoy the rooftop Mediterranean style lounge and telescope to take in the beautiful evening and shooting stars.
Swimming pool, wifi, satellite TV, CASA BRAVA olive oil soaps and non GMO soy wax candles, organic coffee and tea machine, fridge, washing machine, bath towels, bed linen, iron, hair dryer, selection of books and magazines, games, bicycle loan, and airport shuttle available upon request
Loule, Algarve, Portugal
Rates start at $115/night, $730/week, and $2800/month
*Minimum 2 night stay and rates include breakfast
NEED TO KNOW
Pets are welcome!
WORTH CHECKING OUT
If you're lucky, your stay may coincide with one of the events held on the property, such as acoustic concerts, workshops (vegan food, macrame, natural cosmetics) and yoga and meditation sessions.
Visit the historical center of Loulé and stop by the Casa Brava shop with all their incredible artisanal and eco-friendly products.
There are many great walks and biking trails to take in the algarvian biodiversity such as Fonte de Benemola, Rocha da Pena (climbing, ancient Muslim wall at its summit), and Barranco do Velho.
To learn more about the history and architecture of the area, visit Querença and Salir, lovely typical villages of the Algarve region .
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*images by Alex Reyto