Set upon its own hilltop, striking Vivenda Aurora provided sweeping east to west views with the sea in between. Sunrises with bird songs to quiet stillness of the sunsets set the tone. Tranquility at its best. The villa’s old world charm, beautifully appointed and furnished, can easily accommodate large groups, yet was intimate enough for just the two of us. Its heated pool encouraged lazing poolside, yet we were in São Brás de Alportel within minutes, at our favourite Restaurant Le Marquis for a leisurely lunch or dinner, or the coast within a half hour. Jeremy and his agent were prompt in their communication and helpful with suggestions. Check-in was a breeze. A treasure to be enjoyed, I strongly suggest a stay at Vivenda Aurora.