Malhada do Sao

Colinas na Luz

Rolling hills stretch above the quaint harbor town of Tavira in the east of the Algarve . Right in the middle of this hinterland Malhada do Sao is situated as a tangle of houses  nestling up “em bande” on a ridge of rock formed by a river . In addition to it´s fairly picturesque course, this stream also offers attractive opportunities for natural refreshment in some places. As hosts, we offer two self-sufficient vacation homes on these premises with fabolous hilly landscapes facing views in easy distance by car via a 2.5 km white gravel road branching off from the rural Tavira road.

You´ll discover carefully renovated our houses Casa Luz and Casa Colinas hand in hand with regional craftsmen and their knowledge of local techniques and materials until 2022. We´ve particularly focussed on the potential of tradition and timeless modernity in harmony with consistend sustainability. Both houses are perfectly equipped for 4 guests. Typical interior colours and patterns have been harmonized with fresh contrasts and visualize the historical DNA of the Malhada, rounded up by an interplay with Santa Catarina elements.

varied serenity

We´ve had our first encounter with the Malhada while looking for a suitable location for our transnational Artists in Residence project Cultura Viva which immediately culminated in turning up of a place of longing.

For us, this extraordinary piece of land quickly kept the promise of everything we love about this part of the Algarve – openness, light and a feeling of natural vividness surrounded by green nature.

No matter which perspective you choose on our different terraces, you´ll always find a fixed point for a state of mind of varied serenity .

starry night skies and adventures

Nature lovers, fellows seeking peace and quiet and outdoor enthusiasts will find the ideal oasis of comfort. Of course the Malhada is likewise a supreme base to start for hiking and trekking adevntures or feel relaxed through beautiful discovery walks in the immediate vicinity. The beaches, voted  as the most beautiful in the area, can be reached by car in 20/30 minutes. Our guests rave about the rediscovery of the starry night sky and a silence in which only the wind and pleasant voices from nature are perceived as an acoustic backdrop.