The Casa da Ermida de Santa Catarina has a glass wall and doors in the living room, which open to a furnished terrace with stunning lake views from the house and swing beds. The house is set right on top of the Caia Dam lakeside and has scenic green surroundings.
Featuring unique, nature-inspired décor and furnishings, the rooms and suites all feature a private bathroom with tadelakt walls and free toiletries, heating, fan and a private wardrobe. The suites also feature a private terrace.
A daily breakfast buffet is included in the room rate and served in the breakfast room. Local restaurants are available in S. Vicente and Vila Fernando, both within a 12-minute drive. The region has a rich cuisine, highlighted by dishes such as açordas and migas (both based upon mashed bread with spices, olive oil and eggs). The Alentejo is also renowned for the quality of its wines, which can be served in the Casa da Ermida along with platters of local appetizers, upon request.
The property is surrounded by olive trees and has a furnished terrace overlooking the scenic surrounding area. There are inviting swing beds on the edge of the water. The region is ideal for outdoor activities such as picnicking, fishing or hiking. Platters of local appetisers accompanied by quality Alentejo wine are available for guests, upon request.
The famed Adega Mayor wine cellars, designed by renowned Portuguese architect Siza Vieira, are a 15-minute drive away from the property. The border into neighbouring Spain is a 24-minute drive. Elvas, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is famed for its ancient city walls and is a 25-minute drive away from the property. The property is a 45-minute drive from Portalegre. Évora, a 60-minute drive away, is also famed for its historical city walls and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Lisbon International Airport is a 2-hour drive from the Casa da Ermida de Santa Catarina.