The Vida Pura Eco resort and inspiration center offers a variety of possibilities for you to enjoy a 100% ecological holiday experience. We have apartments, yurts and a beautiful villa.
The Bamboo Apartment & The Natural Elements Apartment feature one bedroom with double bed, a bathroom with shower, toilet and sink, a corridor with wardrobe and one level down (50 cm 3 steps) the living and kitchen area. The kitchen is simple and rural in nature but has everything you need: Fridge, gas stove with oven, extraction fan and utensils. The living area contains a comfy sofa situated near a wood-burner. The windows to the front of the apartment grant an amazing view of the valley and access to a beautiful, more than 30m² wooden decking area, complete with outdoor shower and vast space for lounging, sitting, or doing yoga.
On the front side we have a tiled outside area – for extra sun in the morning and ideal on more windy days. From here there’s the access to the parking area, located just 30 meters away from the apartment, at the end of a wide, slate-paved path.
Electricity, water and gas are included in the price; you will only pay for wood in the winter if you choose to make a fire. The building is centrally heated.
For guests with children we can provide cots for the bedroom. Younger children can sleep on an extra bed in the living room or, if over seven years old, can use the low mezzanine level. Alternatively, if they are old enough, we have a fully decorated yurt (Mongolian Tent)within sight of the apartment. Please check for availability.
The Yurts: Under the Eucalyptus Tree & Stood on a Hill Top
For our more adventurous guests, Vida Pura has two great yurts – one on each side of our beautiful property. 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 at 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 star gazing at night. Layers of canvas and felt protect against adverse weather and help stabilise the inside temperature.
Both of our yurts contain a comfy double bed, sofa, wood burner, light, electricity and an outside chill area. And, boasting inner dimensions of roughly 26m2, they’re surprisingly spacious! Each yurt is free-standing – so your only neighbors will be our peaceful donkeys.
Our 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, grants 24/7 use of a well-equipped kitchen and a living room with internet. Furthermore, an outside seating area features a grill and a clay oven. All of these facilities are free for our guests to use as they please.
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.
Not only are the yurts ecological, but also economical. If you’re happy to live a little closer to our splendid natural surroundings, this is the accommodation for you!
The Vida Pura Villa
And if you would like to come with a group of friends or family: We now offer our beautiful Vida Pura Villa: Perfectly situated on a hill this large, ecologically-built house grants its occupants sensational views across the valley below. Specially designed and built with eco bricks, eco paint, and rammed-earth or taipa – an ancient, sustainable building technique – Vida Pura Villa’s great thermal mass ensures that the inner climate is always just right.
The building has a floor space of 230m2 and features one master bedroom with en suite (bath, toilet, sink), two smaller bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen, living and dining areas. Each bedroom has its own outdoor access – great for doing yoga, reading a good book, or just relaxing in the hammock.
The spacious kitchen comes equipped with a double sink, fridge/freezer, gas cooker and gas oven. Large windows throughout ensure that, even while relaxing indoors, guests can still appreciate the beauty of their natural surroundings.
The wave-shaped decking measures more than 100m2 and is the perfect for relaxing at night. A further 80m2 terrace of Santa Catarina tiles store solar energy throughout the day and release it at night, providing the perfect solar heater for guests outside after sunset.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like more information, to check availability or to make a booking. We're looking forward to receive you at our beautiful resort!
Eco Apartments, the Yurts and beautiful Villa Odeceixe, Algarve, Portugal
Additional Location Information
Vida Pura Portugal is located 3,5 km from the village of Odeceixe, a cute little town where it seems time has stood still. Romantic restaurants with beautiful pure food, straight from the countryside, hills and sea can be enjoyed by all. 3 km's away, a beach that has won the price for being one of the 7 miracle beaches of Portugal. One can enjoy the beach, the eco reserve and the natural park. It's a place where nature is still nature. All sorts of natural activities and sport like activities can be undertaken to enjoy this area to the fullest.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Rural retreats, Warm winter getaways, Waterfront
Nearest train station: Odemira , 40 miles Nearest airport: Faro, 80 miles Car is recommended
Last updated on March 16, 2015
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Left on 12/21/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Dec 21, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
Vida Pura is a well kept secret of the algarve - highly recommended for a relaxing break. The service is personal and the accommodation is presented with a sense of style and attention to detail. Although located a short car drive away from the village of Odeceixe and the Odeceixe beach we didn't really want to leave the beautiful valley, the welcoming host families and the community of volunteers who made our stay so memorable. Have a seat with a book overlooking the amazing scenery and the hours will fly by.
Left on 12/20/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Dec 20, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
This place is just amazing, I rented the Natural Elements apartment together with my girlfriend and we've ever felt more relaxed. It was beyond any holiday experience I ever have had.
The interior has been totally handmade and so creatively that you can actually feel the love the people have put in there. Next the outside spaces are great with eatible herbs in your own garden and a big deck which gave very relaxed moments and a base for seeing trillions of stars at night. I had no idea there were so many.
Further I love the animals they have, the veggies from their biologic garden and the crew working there is equally amazing. I intend to come back for sure and advice everyone I know or however reads this to do the same. See you soon guys!
"de beste combinatie van rust, ruimte, natuur én luxe"
Left on 09/23/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 23, 2013Stayed Sep 2013
Een comfortabel appartement met een schitterende natuurlijke uitstraling. De ontvangst is in alle opzichten warm en hartelijk: bloemen en producten uit de tuin staan klaar als welkom. De locatie is ideaal voor prachtige wandelingen in ongerepte natuur, maar ook op prettige afstand van dorp en het mooie strand van Odeceixe.
Onvergetelijk is het super grote balkon met buitendouche; uitzicht op de heuvels, het geluid van koeiebellen op de achtergrond.
Een plek om naar terug te keren!!!
Left on 08/08/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Brigitte and ArnoReviewed Aug 8, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
Wonderful stay at an idyllic place. Great scenery and welcoming hosts. We loved the apartment; everything was provided for, it was clean, and, most important, we had a good sleep (no dodgy bed!). If you are up for a night beneath a zillion stars, enjoying the best of Odeceixe and environs, definitelly book this!
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