This place is a little hidden gem. So quiet, secluded, with loads of wildlife singing around, yet 10 minutes away from local markets, shops, and so on. House itself was pristine, clean, cosy, and well equipped, I could have stayed a month, and I wouldn’t need anything else. First place I’ve ever been that had moskitiers on every window and door, which was great as moskito love my blood. Great little pool with a pond next to it filled with life. It was great to go for a morning dip listening to nature. Jan and Nere are super hosts, always around to lend a hand with anything we needed. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who likes high-quality accommodation and nature.

Caro Jan e Nere,

Que bela semana na sua linda casa!  Disfrutamos na totalidade do seu “retiro” numa zona bonita e tranquila com luxuosos 3 terraços.

Altamente recomendado para qualquer pessoa em casa que goste de paz e ambiente bonito.

Espero vê-lo em breve,

Corry e Max

Breda (NL)

A true paradise! Surrounded by flora in all shapes and colours, vegetables and fruits ready to be picked straight from the trees, a cute and refreshing little private pool, a well equipped house with all the amenities you need, a splendid private atmosphere… in short: a little gem only 15 minutes from Silves. Thank you Jan & Nere for the wonderful stay!!

Tranquilidade, silêncio, lugar espetacular, a piscina ecológica, a casa muito confortável!

What a little paradise hidden in nature! The house is new, clean, practical. You have everything that you need. It’s quiet, surrounded by beautiful trees and flowers and you can pick up veggies and fruits from the garden! Take a swim in the dam which is very close to the house. If you want to relax, enjoy nature and reach the serenity, you’re at the right place! Thanks Jan and Nereia for your warm welcome.

This house was everything we hoped for and more! It is situated deep within nature with much privacy. It is very modern and has everything you need and even more! Totally worth it!

We are so happy that we stayed here. It feels lika a little paradise! With the extremly nice garden, the orange trees and the juice every morning, the pool and the different outside areas you can really really relax. The Inside was just as wonderful, very comfortable bed, well equipped kitchen, big bathroom and even more space than we expected from the pictures. Everything was super clean and worked fine. The communication with Jan and Nere was very friendly and we got some good tips where to go. We would love to come back soon!

Beautiful house and gardens. Quiet and peaceful and we picked our own fruit and veg from the orchards and gardens. Jan was super helpful and waited up late for us to check in, he was always available to contact. We ate at some amazing local restaurants that there were cards for the in the villa. Would recommend to anyone, lovely relaxing week

Sitio espectacular! Pessoas muito simpáticas com um sitio encantador na natureza! Voltaremos com certeza!!

One of my favorite Airbnbs ever, and I have been to more than I can count over the past years. The spot is heavenly and removed from any sense of “busy,” but still just a short drive to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. No one could ever stay here and be disappointed.

Loveliest place we’ve ever been to so far! this snug home with the pool are an amazing place, that seeks its equal. we were completely astonished by it. The location is in the middle of nature, yet the house has everything that we needed to enjoy a few days of pure serenity, mindfulness, and exploration of nature’s beauty. it is the perfect spot to slow down, wake up with the sun, cook together in the evening, take a dip in the amazing nature pool, or just listen to the frogs in the night. besides the amazing outdoor space, the house itself is sweet and cozy as well. all the features and amenities are in super good condition and work perfectly fine. the wifi connection was perfectly stable and even all three of us could work simultaneously. in addition, supermarkets are close but the private vegetable and herbs garden is open for guests as well, which was amazing! we had fresh zucchini, onions and many more delicious, organic veggies. in conclusion, this is the most charming place ever and I would even prefer to keep it a sweet secret – we will definitely come back as soon as possible!

Fuimos buscando un sitio alejado y tranquilo, que nos permitiera alejarnos de las aglomeraciones dada la situación sanitaria y no pudimos acertar más.
La casa es maravillosa, en medio del entorno rural, completamente en medio de la naturaleza, con absoluta intimidad y unas vistas espectaculares de los valles de Arade.
Lo mejor: su piscina natural, limpia y junto a un estanque, que hace recordar a las infinity pools. Tanto nos gustó que apenas nos hizo falta ir a las fantásticas playas que se encuentran a unos 20 o 25 minutos.
La casa cuenta con todas las comodidades, cocina completa, barbacoa, baño grande y cómodo. Mención especial al huerto, del que puedes proveerte sin coste adicional y que nos salvó en más de una ocasión gracias a sus tomates, berenjenas o hierbas aromáticas…
La comunicación y la atención de los anfitriones fue constante. Su casa está junto a la villa, pero completamente independiente.
Fuimos unas privilegiadas al poder desconectar una semana en este entorno paradisíaco. Ojalá podamos volver!

No tenemos palabras para describir Quinta Do Arade, un paraíso en definitiva. La ubicación y el entorno inigualables, la casa perfecta e impecable, la piscina un regalo! Y Jan y Nereida encantadores y dispuestos a ayudar y hacer nuestra estancia perfecta. Definitivamente el mejor alojamiento en el que hemos estado nunca!

GRACIAS Nereida e Jan por tener siempre presente nuestra comodidad e intimidad. Tenéis dos alojamientos increíbles y muy especiales. Nos vamos con algo muy valioso: haber experimentado durante unos días otra manera de vivir, más pausada, más consciente y respetando al máximo el entorno. Un recordatorio importante para dos urbanistas como nosotras :-).
Ha sido una verdadera suerte haber podido descansar estas semanas aquí, más en un año tan atípico como este.
Para nosotras, el 2020 ya no será solo el año del COVID, sino el de Quinta do Arade y los pastéis de nata.
Ojalá tengamos la oportunidad de volver! Muchas gracias desde Madrid.

Really nice and spacious casa with a very beautiful garden in a calm and private area. We enjoyed the fresh oranges from the garden and the private pool. Everything necessary was provided and Jan and Nere were very considerate hosts to make sure we don’t miss anything. It’s only a 15 minutes drive to the next supermarket in Silves which is a very pretty city nearby. We will be lucky to come back to this special place. 🙂

The best accommodation we have ever had! An incredibly great location in the middle of beautiful nature. Close to the beautiful historic town of Silves, and only about 20 minutes from the sea. A lovingly renovated farmhouse in the old country style, well equipped with all modern conveniences. Sustainable, with a wonderful eco-swimming pool, photovoltaics and a total renunciation of plastic. Jan and Nere, Thanks for the great stay, Rita and Christian

La casa es preciosa, llena de detalles. Limpísima y todo funcionando perfectamente. Muy cómoda, fresca en verano. La piscina natural es una maravilla. La casa está en una zona muy tranquila, rodeada de huertas de frutales. Todas las recomendaciones de Nereida nos encantaron. Es aún más bonita que en las fotos y la descripción es 100 % veraz. Gracias Nereida y Jan! Nos encantó la Quinta do Arade, un lugar sorprendente, precioso, lleno de detalles, se nota que está hecho con cariño y muy buen gusto. Qué decir del jardín, la huerta, la piscina y el lago, un placer para los sentidos. Lo pasamos genial en vuestro paraíso!!!

We had the most wonderful stay in Jan and Nere’s place. Such a nice house in a great location with outstanding nature and the beautiful natural pool. It had everything we could possibly have needed. We absolutely loved it and would highly recommend! Thank you!!

A beautiful location with a peaceful atmosphere. Spending a week at the place with the pool was the perfect getaway

Stunning place we were lucky to call home for 3 nights at the end of our road trip around Portugal. The space itself is a beautiful designed eco home surrounded by nature that provided so much relaxation. Everything you need to cook a meal and more! So many lovely thoughtful touches that made the stay very comfortable. About a 10-15 minute drive to the main town of Silves where you can do all your shopping. 20-30 minutes to many many beaches. Thanks for a lovely stay!

Un séjour magique au milieu de la nature. Nous sommes parti en famille avec nos deux enfants. Jan est un super hôte, très serviable et toujours présent, il a sût répondre à toutes nos questions dans un parfait anglais. La maison est encore mieux que sur les photos et tout y est a dispositions. La piscine naturel était un bonheur pour toutes la famille. Il y a des ballades possible aux alentours dans les vergés ou aux abords du barrage très proche. Nous n’étions qu’à quelques minutes de Silves petite ville typique a visiter absolument. Un magnifique restaurant si trouve O Barradas a faire pour sa carte de poisson frais. A peine quelques kilomètres plus loin vous avez lagoa avec Parc aquatique, supermarchés, plages et restaurants. Nous sommes resté 3 semaines chez Jan et en gardons un très bon souvenir et souhaitons à tout le monde de découvrir ce petit éden portugais.

We spent a month at Jan and Nere’s place and could not have been happier with our stay. The house was cozy, comfortable and had everything you could possibly need. Our kids (and us!) loved the garden, such a peaceful and beautiful environment. Jan and Nere were great hosts and were always there for us if we needed anything. Highly recommended!

Without question one of our best airbnb experiences! This beautiful place is super well maintained, set in a gorgeous natural surrounding and offers absolute privacy and tranquility! In real-life its even nicer than on the pictures. The natural pool was definitely a highlight. We only left a couple of times for dinner to Silves, because the place was so nice. Thanks Jan and Nere for sharing this hidden gem!

I only have positive to say about this accommodation! The house was built with great attention to details and it has a real authentic character, outside as inside. Our big highlight was of course the incredible natural pool we could enjoy there. The only advice I would give travelers is having a rental car, so you can explore the surroundings and enjoy the landscapes and different activities.

Die Zeit bei Jan war wirklich großartig – ein tolles Haus, ein schöner Garten (leider war es für den Pool zu kalt : ) und ein fabelhafter Gastgeber – besser kann man es kaum treffen! Tausend Dank und wir sind wild entschlossen wiederzukommen! : )

Das Haus ist wundervoll und der Garten ein absoluter Traum. Der Pool im Sommer und der Gemüse- und Obstgarten sind ein Plus, das wir nicht nutzen konnten, wir müssen wohl zu einer anderen Jahreszeit wiederkommen. Obwohl… der Mandarinenbaum vor der Tür trägt reichlich Früchte. Wir haben die Tage sehr genossen, auch im Winter kann man die Algarve herrlich bereisen. Der klare Himmel und das viele Licht haben uns gutgetan. Jan und Nere sind tolle Gastgeber. Jan hat uns eingecheckt und Nere ist extra noch einmal vorbeigekommen, um sich vorzustellen und zu fragen ob alles in Ordnung ist. Bitte auf jeden Fall Silves ansehen, eine sehr schöne Stadt mit reichtlich tollen Cafés.

Un grand merci à Jan pour nous avoir permis de passer une superbe semaine. Niché dans un coin de verdure, l’endroit est un petit paradis. Ancienne habitation typique, le gîte a été rénové avec beaucoup de goût. Il a conservé tout son charme en y apportant le confort moderne. Si l’intérieur est magnifique, l’extérieur est simplement splendide. On se croit seul au monde, et à la fois proche pour rayonner dans cette magnifique région. Encore un grand merci Edith et pierino france