mei 2019

Arianne, Thank you so much for a lovely stay in Lisbon. We loved exploring this beautiful city and then having a cozy place to come back to at night. We hope to come soon!! Thank you again for your hospitality.

Alanna and Daniel, Boston Massachusetts, USA

21 mei 2019

We had a great time in your city and were glad to have a comfortable + clean place to come home to!

Andrew and Cirian, Brisbane, Australia

19 mei 2019

Dear Arianne, thank you so much for your house and yur hospitality. It was a pleasure staying at your place in this beautiful city!! We love Sintra, Belèn and Lisbon and the house was very comforteble for our first travel together. I'll hope visit Lisbon again anf of course this house.

Andrea and Enrique, Spain

14 mei 2019

Arianne, Thank you for the wonderful respite to start our Portugal journey. Lovely place and well appointed. We are going to the Fishermans trail.

Kelly and Dennie, New York City

18 december 2018

Monte Rosa feels like 'coming home'. Thank you Marieke, Vale and Melis for the familiair way of being together. I enjoyed the place, the village, the kind and nice people of the community.... It's a way of living that touched my heart. Monte Rosa may be proud of you!!
Thank you so much and see you again!

with love, Thecla

23 september 2018

For all of you,
We had a very pleasant stay! It's such a cosy and silent place and all of you are so friendly and warm. Breakfast was a perfect start of the day! We enjoyed the dinner with all af you. Thanks for everything and we are sure that we will come back next year!

With love, Beate + Petra

4 september 2018

Dear Sandra, Theo and Marieke,
We enyoyed your beautiful Monte Rosa! We had a very peaceful and inspiring time here. Thank you so much!

Very best wishes, Chi, Frank, Ader and Sophia

25 July 2018

A very good wildhouse, very lovely and sweet. A beautiful region. We take the time to explore the Algarve. Bonjour de France.

with love, Famille Perolett

21 June 2018

Thanks for an amazing time have. I found exactly what I was looking for: quiet, peaceful place in nature with lovely people.

Stephanie, Switzerland

20 June 2016

Thank you for hosting a lovely Yoga retreat for our group!

We had a great group experience. Beautiful yoga studio and fantastic landscapes around every turn.
Very kind and helpfull staff.

Allison, Chigago, II

20 June 2016

Thank you so much! We had a lovely time!

Nicole, Gail and Aviv

20 June 2016

Thank you so much for the wonderful week!


20 June 2016

Thank you for an amazing week. Such wonderful hospitality and help all week

X Allison and Eric

20 June 2016

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the wonderful hospitality!


20 June 2016

This was an amazing week, thank you for the experience.


20 June 2016

Thank you all so very much for my first amazing experience in Europe!


20 June 2016

Thank you for a fantastic stay!

Cheers Kristine

20 June 2016

Your paradise provided great joy, relaxation and hapiness

Thank you for sharing this beautiful place!


20 June 2016

Great food great people such a great time

You are a very thoughtfull crew!

Kathy and Courtney

20 June 2016

Marion, Sandra, Fiona and Chico, Muito obrigada for everything!

Your hospitality was warm and the meals were mouth watering

X Malinda

20 June 2016

Thank you for wonderful food and accomodation


28 march 2015

Dear Sandra and Theo, Thank you and Fiona for the wonderful food and all the staff for looking after us in such a nurturing, positive way. Steve and I are looking forward to coming again in the not too distant future.

Marie and Steve, Norfolk England.

28 march 2015

Thank you Sandra and Theo and all your volunteers and staff. Another lovely week off singing . I know that when planning these holidays I don´t have to worry about anything here.
See you next year?!....

Love Teresa, Singaway 2015

August 6, 2014

We have had such a wonderfully relaxing time here at Monte Rosa. So refreshing and reparative to "just be". The massage by Natasha was the best I have ever experienced - truly blissful.

Karen Harris

July 3,2014

First I want to mention the wonderful private dinner Fiona prepared for us on this our last night here. Each course was exquisite-and chosen after discussing our preferences. The garlic shrimp appetizer was the best I have ever had. Though everything was great-the chocolate mouse dessert also deserves a special mention.
We came to Portugal for the first time in our lives and stayed at Monte Rosa for two delightful weeks. We enjoyed the beautiful rustic setting, the friendly other guests and the very charming, very helpful and very wonderful friendly staff.
This is a magic place and I hope it continues to be so for many guest for many years.

Obrigado muitissimo! Harry and Phillis (; Virginia USA

May 27,2014

Dear Sandra and Theo.
Thank you for creating a special place for Soulcollage group. The food(fabulous), the friendliness and kindlnesses will always be remembered. I wish you a fun, happy summer and continued time ahead.

Diane Scott, Pennsylvania, USA

, May,27,2014

Thank you from the Soulcollagers!
Our group of 10 thanks all of you providing the perfect venue with warm and caring help. The Round House was inspiring and we enjoyed the delicious meals, beautiful landscape and gorgeous flowers everywhere (and of course the very old baby cat!).
Best wishes

Kat Kirby - Prescott, AZ, USA

May 28, 2014

Thank you all for a unique experience. I loved my time at Monte Rosa. The retreat is so beautifully created and teh staff are all so friendly and kind. I felt nothing was to much trouble for them.A special thank you to Dirk for collecting me at the airport and sharing so much laughter. It was a great start for me at Monte Rosa. Kitty thank you for sharing so much time with me. I cannot believe you are 15 years old. Special warm wishes to you all.

Moyna UK

October 19, 2013

Dear Sandra and Theo.
Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality, warmth, peace and quiet. Beautiful surroundings.Amazing food. The providing nourishment for body and soul enhanced with wonderful singaway.


October 19, 2013

Dear Sandra, Theo, Fiona and Sandra.
Thank you for providing the setting and nourishment for a wonderful week of singing.


October 19, 2013

Thank you for the wonderful peace, quiet and beauty of your place. The Round House provided an amazing place to sing with incredible acoustics.
Brilliant food.

From Claire-veggie (Singaway)

August 20, 2013

We just passed through by chance with our bikes. We had a wonderfull room, met some fantastic people and wish we could stay longer!
We had a lovely time in this great place. Thank you for making it so welcome.

Best wishes, Emily and Hugh

July 2, 2013

The singing of the birds, when waking up, the sound of the trees and the plants after the sun has gone down - those are just two of a lot of other things we enjoyed a lot.Thank you for that. We will try to come back....

PS. Thank you Claire for your wonderful yoga classes!!!

Oliver and Brit

June 21, 2013

I have been here for 9 days. Monte Rosa is a great place to stay, calm, friendly, nice pool, great yoga teacher "Claire"!! I found here all I needed even if I was no "good guest" because of my fasting time-sorry for that!! If you want more yoga-classes, go to Igor and Jenny in Lagos Lightroom!They are great too. For leadership training or personal work I recommend highly the holistic-horse-riding with Andreas near Carrapateira! Thanx a lot to you all to make my stay here so comfortable!

Love & Light Julia; and a special thanks to Sandra and Theo!

April 22, 2013

Thank you for a lovely relaxing stay and wonderfull food in an idyllic environment and all the hard work that this made possible. Everyone has been so friendly, welcoming and helpfull.

Ruth (yoga retreat 18-22 April)

April 21, 2013

Dear Sandra, Theo, Cosh, Malish etc, etc, So very thanks for all your kindness. You have all been very attentive, the food has been wonderfull. I loved my little room; it was heavenly to stay here / do not wish to go home so soon and I want recommend this place to anyone.

many thanks from Sven

January 11, 2013

Dear all, have been a pleasure to stay even though it rained quit a lot. Lovely place, nice cats, really friendly people, perfect cooked eggs. and I would recommend a massage from Sofia

Best regards, Judith

January 9th, 2013

Very relaxing stay we enjoyed the sea and sun and the Fado night. Thanks for taking care of us so well Teresa and Paulo

Amarante, Saskia

January 9th, 2013

Great place nice and quiet. Very good help and cooking from Paulo and Teresa.


November 11th, 2012

To Paulo and Teresa, Thank you both for providing us with such delicious food and clearing up our mess and keeping the fire going.

With love, Bruce, Tony, Fiona, Julia, Dave, Anne, Jane

November 11th, 2012

Dear Sandra, Teresa and Paulo, Thank you so much for making the first "Sing Away" in Portugal so wonderful. You were so kind, so patient and so generous.

With love from Anne, Dave, Bruce, Tony, Jane, Fiona, Julia and Teresa

October 1st, 2012

Dear Sandra, Theo, Teresa, Paulo and Alexander and the cat. Thanks for your hospitality, the beautiful place, your warmth, the delicious breakfasts and nice companies.

xxx Margot

September 8th, 2012

Dear Sandra, Theo, Teresa, Taliz and Arianne, Thank you for such a wonderful time, the atmosphere is beautifully relaxed and so calm. The food was amazing and memories of Monte Rosa will stay with me forever.

All my love, Beth

September 8th, 2012

Dear Sandra, Theo, Teresa, Taliz and Arianne, Monte Rosa is a beautiful space, clearly having been created with such love and attention... Thank you for sharing your place with us. My spirit feels nourished by the gentle pace of life at Monte Rosa and the yoga, epic landscapes and delicious food. I am learning Portugal renewed. I sincerely hope to return next year and embrace it all over again. Thank you from all of us.

Namaste, Anastasia

September 8th, 2012

Dear Sandra, Theo, Teresa, Taliz and Arianne, Thank you for such a wonderful time, the atmosphere is beautifully relaxed and so calm. The food was amazing and memories of Monte Rosa will stay with me forever.

All my love, Beth

August 12th, 2012

Dear Sandra, Teresa, Paulo, et al,
It's been amazing to be back after eight years and find it's one of my favourite places everywhere. We will come back much sooner again!!

Love to all and thank you so much, Maria, Hein, Frederik and Sofia.

August 12th, 2012

Thank you so much for a lovely stay here! We have loved it and are sad to leave. It is a beautiful setting with tranquil space, peace and very friendly. Really easo to relax here with the children. We hope to return.

With love, Louise, Chris, Cherry and Olivia

August 10th, 2012

Dear staff members of Monte Rosa, Thank you very much for the hospitallity and kind service we got here during our stay. We will most certainly recommend Monte Rosa to others!

All the best, Janine and Stefan, Felix , Juliette (Amsterdam)

14th of April 2012

Dearest Sandra, Paulo, Teresa, Fiona!
What a lovely experience... It has been a pleasure to work with you, you have given me the chance to bring my Yoga Retreat and experience nature, landscape, serenety and so much more! Everything about Monte Rosa is perfect. Food is delicious, rooms fantastic and you all are an amazing compassionate people. I will definitely come back with my famuily and for another yoga retreat...

All my love and keep the Monte Rosa as it is, beautiful, Catia Leite

Saturday, 14th of April 2012

Dearest Sandra, Paulo, Teresa and Fiona!
It's been a great pleasure meeting you and I fail for words to express my profound gratitude for your hospitality, care and the incredible atmosphere of Monte Rosa. I wish you lots of happiness and prosperity in the future!

Lots of love, Imilia

14th of April 2012

Thank you so much Sandra, Paulo, Teresa and Fiona for your hospitality, for the amazing food that we were all looking forward to have every morning and evening. We all truly enjoyed our stay in this gourgeous place. Practice in the yoga hut was a lovely experience, too. We all plan to return again and again.

Barbara Baranyai

13th of April 2012

Monte Rosa is a truly wonderful place. I feel rebalanced and revitalised after my week of yoga, walking, sunshine and delicious vegetarian food. Thank you Sandra, Paulo and all at Monte Rosa for welcoming us here.

Emma, UK

4th of April 2012

Beautiful place to rest when you do the Via Algarviana

Regina, Austria

9 January 2012

We had a wonderful relaxed week at this lovely place at Monte Rosa. Beautiful walks on the west coast and south coast and beautiful landscape of the Monchique, Picota walk. Good beds and a nice warm shower. Last but not least, the great breakfast Paulo made us every day! A place to remember and hopefully come back to.

Herman & Inge

August 2011

Dear personell of Monte Rosa, We enjoyed it here very much! We hope you all have a good time here and will miss you all. We hope to see you again.

Greetings, Tim, Theus and Frank

June 24 2011

We enjoyed our time here at Monte Rosa quite a lot. What a beautiful naturally place to stay. Thanks a lot for the friendly welcome!

Anita, Ralf and Carla (10 months)

March 18 2011

After walking 7 sections of the Via Algarviana we took another (unplaned) day off and stayed for 2 nights. We enjoyed the atmosphere at this place between all the dutch peopple and are now ready to finish the track.

Thanks, Uli and Bernd, Germany

July 15 2010

We had a wonderful 2 week stay at Monte Rosa last September. Our 3 year old boy was in heaven, following the cats around, feeding the chickens every morning and playing with his cars in the sand whilst we ate leisurely meals. There's a playground too. Sandra's cooking is really good, and superb value. The house we stayed in was rustic and pretty, with a terrace where we breakfasted every morning. We got to know some of the other guests, and that made it so much more fun than staying in a villa on our own. The area is fabulous, amazing, wild beaches on the West coast with a cooling breeze and big surf. We're hoping to go again this year. Thoroughly recommended.

From Alastair Sawday Special places to stay

July 8 2011

Dear Sandra & the Monte Rosa Gang,
We love your place. Will defenitely tell everyone back in Australia about Monte Rosa. Thanks for making our time in the Algarve so memorable. Hope to see you again

Peter and Mink, from Sydney Australia

June 16 2010

Danke vielmals, Obrigado!
We had a wonderful stay here and we hope that next groups of hikers etc. will find your pace and enjoy it as much as we did.

Good luck, Adeus, Paul, Max from Konstanz, Germany

September 2009

Monte Rosa, a place of beauty and peace!!
Thank you so much for looking after us and our Tai-chi group. We felt like we ate out every night!!. The love in your food is so strong we could all tast it!! Your help + hospitality has been amazing + you sandra + your team are selfless + amazing.
Monte Rosa has provided a haven for us all to look at ourselves + grow - for that we will be forever grateful! We look forward to returning soon. Thank you!!!

All our love Paul, Martine and the group from Natural Healing september 2009

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