Set on a coastal cliff-top, a walkable 1km from Carvoeiro, Villa Mourisco nestles in four private hectares of gated and landscaped grounds, replete with palms and pines, olive and fig trees, and shaded patios placed for stunning sea and sunset views. An entry courtyard to the villa is a preview of its easy tempo and arty style, with a water feature, citrus trees in huge pots, deep cushions on built-in seating, and a table for breakfast al fresco. Within the house, innovative design blends with colonial country house furnishings; the sitting room is elegant yet informal, with intriguing artworks, a baby grand, and sliding glass doors to a garden terrace; cook service complements a fully equipped galley kitchen; and the two double and two twin bedrooms each have en suite bath or shower room. Privately positioned at the poolside, the master suite is a romantic domed building, air-conditioned and complete with bedroom, sitting area and in-room bath. And, along with the heatable swimming pool, the grounds encompass a tennis court and table tennis, and a path to a little gate and long flight of steps leading directly to the sands of Praia de Paraiso.