Yurt - Amazing view over the valley
- Indoor fireplace
|Address||Moinho das Canas, 8670-320 Odeceixe, Portugal|
|Response time||A few hours|
Historically built to withstand the long winters of Mongolia, yurts have recently experienced a surge in popularity throughout the world. Humble-yet-luxurious, these durable dwellings hold particular appeal for those wanting comfortable and spacious accommodation – but with a low environmental impact.
Erected atop a wooden platform, a yurt consists of trestle-type walls, and a ceiling of wooden spokes which support the ‘crown’. This large central window not only lets sunlight in during the day, but also allows occupants to gaze up at the stars at night. Layers of canvas and felt protect against adverse weather and help stabilise the inside temperature.
For those of you wanting to be close to nature, it doesn’t come much better than this; let the sounds of the great outdoors and the songs of nightingales lull you off to sleep and, in the morning, gently awaken to more wonderful birdsong. Truly, yurt living makes for an unforgettably relaxing night’s rest.
Both of our yurts contain a comfy double bed, sofa, dining table with two chairs, wood burner, light, electricity and an outside chill area. And, boasting inner dimensions of roughly 26m2, they’re surprisingly spacious! What’s more, each yurt is free-standing – so your only neighbours will be our three peaceful donkeys.
For guests wishing to get the true ecological-living experience, a compost toilet is available for use. However, both yurts also have access to a shared bathroom (warm showers and flushing toilet) in the nearby ‘Straw bale’ building. This eco structure, made from straw bales, clay and lime, also grants use of a well-equipped kitchen and a living room with internet. Furthermore, an outside seating area features a grill and a clay oven which is great for making pizzas. All of these facilities are free for our guests to use as they please.
Not only are the yurts ecological, but also economical. If you’re happy to forgo a few mod cons and live a little closer to our splendid natural surroundings, this is the accommodation for you!
|Price for > 2 guests||$ 15 CA per guest/night extra|
|Check-in after||3 PM|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
|Check-out before||11 AM|
Super mooie omgeving, mooie wandelingen mogelijk (Rota Vicentina), een fantastische en sfeervolle yurt, leuk ingericht, goed bed, geweldig wakker worden met de ezels voor je deur, prima sanitair en vooral ontzettend aardige en gastvrije gastheren/-dames. Een echte aanrader!
...this was one of the best stays ever. The Yurt is so beautiful and cosy (even when it's cold: you can just use the little oven). Everyone from the Vida Pura Team is so friendly and welcoming and you get the feeling they actually care about you and your well-being.
The whole farm is set up and organized in a very intelligent and nice way. It's clean and a lot of love went into detail.
The animals are all great and so is the nature surrounding the buildings and the yurts. This is a place to explore, truly relax and have a calm (and if wanted romantic) time.
Have you ever been to paradise? Well of course you haven't. But Vida Pura, the lovely estate that is run by Robin and Valerie and their friends, as well as a group of volunteers, comes pretty close. It's situated about 6 kms from one of the most fantastic beaches of Portugal; not the overheated, boring beaches you have down south at the Algarve, no, this is the real thing: great cool waves coming in from the Atlantic smashing the rocks and sand. Great flow at flood and ebb tide. Surfers paradise; as a matter of fact you have a surf school down there. Tourists? Sure. But not the amounts that you have elsewhere in Portugal, let alone Spain. When you drive back to Vida Pura, high up in the hills, it's cooler. A long dirt road brings you to a quiet valley, where nothing disturbs you but the occasional cowbell or goat. Ibis birds fly thru the valley. Not a sound is heard; well maybe a land rover driving down the mountain two miles off. Then it's quiet again. You enter your apartment and you say to yourself: if only I could have a house like this in -(fill in you current home town here). Immaculately designed, tastefully decorated, the Bamboo House for example, where we stayed was just too good to be true. Withing hours we felt at home and completely relaxed. Terrace at the back and front of the house. Lovely views. Great nights sleep. The people on the estate all share the same mindset; they are ecologically aware, sociable and friendly. Solar panels create energy, water is heated on the roofs and is being pumped up from their own own well. Tastes great. No the rooms don't have tv. No, they have no disco. No, they have no swimming pool, microwave or dishwasher. But they do have a meditation platform that looks out over the valley and they do have WIFI.
Can you get there by car? Yup, 15 minutes drive up a dirt road.
Concluding: If you've read this far you know if this is the place for you to spend your holidays. It was for us, and, having visited many resorts around the world, this ranks among the very best.
And no, I did not get paid to write this review and Robin is not my best friend.
Go and see for yourself and enjoy it. Love, peace, happiness…Jaap & Toontje
If you are looking for a place to find peace and relaxation, this is a perfect place! I enjoyed my stay very much! In the yurt it was cosy and i had the best sleep in a long time. Outside the yurt we would just sit and enjoy the nature around us and the presence of the donkeys and dogs. Also the shared kitchen and bathroom were just perfect. Thank you Anabella for such a beautiful place!
A nice, quiet and centrally located accommodation. Near the intimate village Odexeice where you in the town square to enjoy a cup of coffee or delicious food.
Favorable basis for including the Rota Vicentina walk Wed Fisherman's trail. Very friendly and hospitable people.
Een mooi, rustig en centraal gelegen accommodatie. Nabij het intieme dorpje Odexeice waar je op het dorpsplein van een kop koffie kunt genieten of heerlijk kunt eten.
Gunstig uitgangspunt voor o.a. de Rota Vicentina wandeling w.o. de Fisherman's trail. Zeer vriendelijke en gastvrije mensen.
This is place is like arriving in a different world. We loved the concept of Vida Pura because of the use of natural elements in the buildings, the animals walking around (donkeys, ducks, dogs), warm welcome and the spacious titanic terrace with gorgeous view. The apartment feels like new and is in very good condition. Also the interior is really unique and nice.
This is definitely our favorite vacation accommodation we had so far.
Wij hebben het erg naar onze zin gehad in dit bijzondere, kleurrijke, met oog voor design ingerichte appartement en het bijbehorende terras met uitzicht op het landschap. Er is van alles te doen op het terrein en in de omgeving, en dit alles met respect voor de natuur. De mooie, goed uitgeruste keuken nodigt uit om de verse groente uit de tuin te bereiden. De kust is nog tamelijk ongerept en de zeer fraaie stranden zijn met de auto goed bereikbaar. De vriendelijke hosts, de rust en de ruimte maken dat we graag nog een keer terugkomen.
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