For those, like us, with a passion for the beauty, soul food and the magic of nature Vinha do Gaio takes this connection to new heights. Inspired and created from the imagination and vision of a four generation farming family dream and located on the southern slope of the Serra de Monchique, near Casais village, Vinha do Gaio has stood and evolved into a 2 ha terraced garden retreat of grand oak trees, pines, olive and orange trees and many other delicious fruit trees.

After 30 years lying fallow, the passion of the great grandson was the impetus for an agricultural and organic revival.

The farm house, built in the late 19th century, with it’s sturdy stone walls has been lovingly restored, contemporarily renovated and decorated to create a unique experience and alchemy between it’s original rustic style, the land and topography and the environment. This transformation now provides a wonderful Algarve coast and country, agriculture and nature haven for the discerning visitor.

With spectacular panoramic views from our mountain to the sea Vinha do Gaio offers six bedrooms ”en suite” with covered terraces, individually styled decor, private gardens blessed with the perfumes of nature and only the welcoming sounds of the local wildlife and weather.

Up here, fragrances and flavours are more intense, the days are slower and longer. A smorgasbord of daily activities are available for you to choose from … or absolutely nothing if you wish. And all in total harmony with nature.

Our special guests are warmly invited and welcome to reap and dine on the fruits of our labour of love.

And at Vinha do Gaio, the peace and tranquility comes free.

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