What you will love about this home
My house is simple but comfortable. It was built in the 1930's and I have tried to keep it as original as possible (it's a work in progress). The kitchen, for example, is as it was originally, so not a standard kitchen but very functional. The house is in a quiet residential area of the city, situated on a street corner with a garden around it on two sides (also still a work in progress). It also has a small patio bordering on the kitchen, and two large, sunny verandas. Since the house has windows on every side, it is very light and sunny. You probably want to close the shades in summer.
What you will love in the neighborhood
The city of Évora is listed as World Heritage by UNESCO. The old city centre with its white-washed houses facing the narrow cobbled streets and squares has many interesting monuments, such as the Roman temple, the Cathedral, several museums, and a beautiful old public library, as well as one of the oldest universities in the country. The city has a great many cosy restaurants serving regional specialties, as well as bars for all ages, and an animated cultural life. The house itself is situated in a residential neighbourhood at a 10-minutes walk from the historical city centre. There is ample parking space. Within walking distance are several shops for your daily necessities, such as a butcher, two bakeries, three coffeehouses (pastorals), and two small groceries. The municipal swimming pool, with interior and exterior pools, are also within walking distance.
The city is surrounded by the beautiful, undulating Alentejo landscape that changes with every season, and is very worthwhile to explore. In the vicinity of the city are a number of very interesting megalithic monuments that you can visit, and there are several eco-trails that you can either walk or cover by bicycle (itineraries available). If you prefer to do your exploring by car, you can visit one of the many sleepy villages, as well as old, fortified towns nearby.
I would like to leave Luca, my elderly dog (female), in the good care of my guests, because she does not like to travel as much as she used to. But if that is an objection for you, because of allergies or for another reason, I can arrange for her to stay with friends.