Off the beaten track Algarve… The olives are being harvested as we drive along a dirt track to our cottage. Formerly the farm workers lived here, now the 3 cottages and the main house are transformed into spacious holiday homes, white plastered with soft green shutters and a large, deep purple bougainvillea growing along the covered terrace. The houses are fully equipped and have a private swimming pool. Here you can relax and get a glimpse of authentic Portugal away from the hustle and bustle, a wonderful rural escape.
I have a new happy place… a place where I have set my heart on having my own Hideaway. It is located in the Axarquía, the area east of Malaga. Not yet very well known and it has everything: sea, mountains, nature, a wonderful microclimate and a choice of white villages. Because I now spend so much time in this part of Andalusia, I came across this striking guesthouse run by Graham and Rosa, located in the neighbouring village. Contemporary, comfortable, affordable and a super deluxe breakfast… an absolute insider tip!
How fairy-tale like is this Hideaway… nature and style go hand in hand here. The colours are subdued, there are cool (vintage) finds and there is space… lots of space! I had my mind set on this hidden spot on the Costa Vicentina – the far western part of the Algarve (and Alentejo) on the Atlantic coast – for already quite some time. The surroundings are truly an undiscovered part of Portugal. This 27-hectare estate with 4 apartments and 3 rooms is a true Hideaway for nature lovers and for those who look for tranquility!
The perfect holiday home in one of the nicest surrounding in the Netherlands…?? BAM! It is in Mia’s garden… because hey, if you have such a large garden, it is also very fulfilling to share your beautiful property, et voilá! The surroundings are a personal favourite with beautiful nature and fun cities Zutphen and Deventer just a stone’s throw away. And more good news… the coach house has now also been transformed into a holiday home… Also a Local Hideaway!