|We invite you to find tranquillity in our Bed and Breakfast and Wellness `The Art of Joy´ and to relax and enjoy the spacious
sun area, swimming pool and Jacuzzi. You will be amazed by the breathtaking views over the valley and the ocean. Our
spacious garden and lawn of 2, 5 acres allows you to load up your batteries on various terraces and quiet spots in our
natural surroundings. The water from the tap, in the pool and Jacuzzi is pure and filtered mineral water from our own well.
We are an ecolodge and provide you with water and electricity in an ecological way. The Art of Joy means the Art of Enjoying
life at a beautiful spot. Our Casa is located in a protected nature park in southern Portugal and a good starting point for fun
and adventurous excursions. Within half an hour you drive to the South Coast with impressive rock formations, or to the very
quiet beaches and rugged cliffs of the West Coast. A visit to picturesque villages like close by Monchique, the spa village of
Caldas de Monchique and Silves are well worth a visit. We provide wonderful walks through the adjacent National Park of the
Serra de Monchique and her surroundings.
Children are welcome from 14 years and older to ensure the ambience of tranquillity and peace.
We offer you a variety of service options:
1. Comfortable spacious accommodation enjoying ocean view with top quality box spring mattresses: Four double rooms
(one has an extra unit available for 4 persons) and two apartments. All accommodation is decorated in warm tones and has
access to Wi-Fi. Once a week, Eugene prepares a delicious 4-course dinner with a minimum of 6 guests, also suitable for
people vegetarians. There is free use of the Jacuzzi with breathtaking views. To make it comfortable for you in winter we
provide in the apartments wood burning stoves and electric heaters in the B & B rooms. Many guests stayed here for a
sabbatical or a (writers) retreat with special rates.
There are many beautiful routes in and around The Art of Joy. You can: Explore the scenery on your own with our route
descriptions or you can participate in organized hiking excursions in the natural world around The Art of Joy.
3. Yoga on request, Individual Coaching and Counselling: Coaching while walking, Massage, Palm and Tarot reading.
The Art of Joy offers accommodation for up to sixteen guests:
The Apartments are situated on the ground floor with a terrace and a comfortable view of the garden, the swimming pool, the
Atlantic Ocean and coastline. Both are tastefully decorated. The living room has an excellent sleeping sofa which allows you
to bring in several quests. Kitchenette, refrigerator, electric range, microwave, an espresso machine, an electric water kettle,
CD player, Wi-Fi and ventilator are included. The cool bedrooms have top quality mattresses with spring boxes plus shower,
toilet and bidet. To make the apartments comfortable and cosy also in winter, we provide wood burning stoves. Due to an
eventual late arrival it is possible to have a free breakfast only upon the 1ste day.
Two double room in the historic house:
These cosy and comfortable double rooms are situated adjacent to the lounge in the historic house and are nicely restored
in January 2009. They have their own style and are furnished with box spring mattresses, shower, bath and bidet. Free coffee
of the house, an electric water kettle, cups, glasses, coffee/tea/sugar, CD player, Wi-Fi, ventilator and fridge are found in each
room. One room has no ocean view, and therefore is cooler in the summer time. The rooms have electric heaters to keep
you comfortable in winter.
A double and quarter room on the first floor:
These tasteful rooms are situated on the first floor with amazing views and decorated in southern style with a balcony and a
wonderful view of the garden, swimming pool, the Atlantic Ocean and coastline. One of the rooms has an additional sleeping
area for two extra guests. Both single beds have top quality box spring mattresses. A coffeemaker, an electric water kettle,
bottled water, cups, glasses, coffee/tea/sugar, CD player, Wi-Fi, ventilator and fridge are found in each room. The rooms
have electric heaters to keep you comfortable even in the winter.
There are bathrobes in each room and we provide extra towels for use in the swimming pool and beach.
Breakfast is included and can be enjoyed at your leisure in the lounge or on the outside patio.
You can stay in the lounge from 8.00 until 22.00. You are able to use our home PC or log in here on Wi-Fi with your own
laptop. We provide a TV, DVD player and a wide range of DVD‘s with several English spoken films. The books in the lounge
are there for you to read. In winter you can sit here at the open fire.
We have a minimum stay of 3 nights for the B & B rooms and 6 nights for the apartments.
Weekly rate for an apartment for two guests:
Low season from October to May: € 450,-
High season from May to October: € 500,-
For an additional guest: € 90,- per week.
Daily rate double room:
Low season from October to May: € 65,-
High season from May to October:€ 75,-
Daily rate double room, used by one person:
Low season from October to May: € 55,-
High season from May to October: € 65,-