Who are we?

We would like to introduce ourselves…

We are Monique Reenders and Casper Vermond

Monique is a physiotherapist and a hand-therapist and has worked the last 10 year in a hospital in Haarlem, the Netherlands. Casper worked in the hospitality branch for about 20 years in his hometown Leiden and the last years as a manager running a beachclub/restaurant in Noordwijk.
The last few years we lived in a beachtown called Noordwijk with our dog Juul and Cat Gijs.

Our family has expanded with our son Joshua, who was born here in Portugal February 2017.
Also we adopted another 4 cats Daisy and Pepper 1 dog from the shelter

We both have a passion for the outdoors, being close to nature and travel off the beaten track. We love pure and honest food. Therefor we have our own chicken and vegetable garden. We try to live of our own produce or good local products as much as possible.


How did we end up here?

A country where we have been a lot together. Casper also for surf trips with his friends. The people, the food, the mentality but mostly the space, calm and quiet life and the stunning and diverse nature are the reasons for us to keep coming back.

Two years ago we decided search our dreamhouse and to live in Portugal.

March 17 2016,
On the road to the next house to view. We drive on a small road passing small sleepy villages and farmland. The last part takes us through the eucalyptic forest. I open the window a bit and the lovely scent enters the car. The road is quiet and after each curve the landscape is getting more and more beautiful. We are both quiet and are thinking the same….what a place to live!

Finally we reach our destination. The house lays on top of the hill and offers a breathtaking view. We look down the valley which shows every shade of green. The sun starts to break through the clouds and before we step out of the car we are already sold!

2 months later we have the keys.

other residence

Pets and farm animals

Last year we said goodbye to many animals, some ended up with our neighbors where you can still enjoy them. But good news, 2 goats, Sonic and Nacho are coming back!

In addition, you can cuddle endlessly with our 4 cats Daisy, Pepper, Ninja and Charlie and dogs Juul and Mouse, who also love to go for a walk with you.