A unique guesthouse in Portugal for musicians and music lovers
Live the Music. Share the Experience.
Experience a unique holiday for music lovers where you can meet and stay with other travellers who share a deep passion. As a universal language music is unrivalled at breaking down cultural barriers, and that’s what you get here at the Groove House. If travelling for you is about the people you meet, why stress over long journeys when you can kick back and enjoy exploring music with new friends from around the world?
Surrounded by breathtaking views of natural beauty, you’d never guess that this little haven sits just a 30-minute taxi ride from Portugal’s main airport. Not only is Lisbon the sunniest capital in Europe, it’s also the only one with beaches! The Groove House is a well-deserved getaway from stresses of city life, in case you’re needing a breath of fresh air. You can connect with nature here by taking a stroll through our old grove forest, or share a campfire song at the Sunset Cove (picture), or feel inspired by other guests and their stories.
The idea at the Groove House is mostly about helping you wind down and encouraging ‘Flow’, a sort of effortless state of heightened awareness, also known as being in the Zone/Groove. You might be in it if you’re jamming along, appreciating the music, or just absorbing the soothing sounds of nature in solitude. You’re welcome to stay as long as you need to fully let go and allow your mind to relax, whether it’s a couple of days or weeks. You could also book a dedicated week-long retreat that makes use of this transformative state to tap into a huge creative potential in you.
We’d really love to help you reignite a forgotten passion and unleash the artist inside you, whether you think you have it or not. On a physical level, more effort usually leads to better results…but on the level of mind and creativity, being in Flow means we can passively enjoy and observe the mind/body/sense complex as it takes its own creative journey. The first step is often to let go of that nagging, inner critic…then we might focus on being present in the moment. If you’re a professional musician, this might be awesome conditions to write some new material. If you’re part of a band, click here for an opportunity to have professional videos recorded here and get your music out to the world.
We’re about embracing experience as it is, rather than escaping life’s problems. We’re more about living the moment than capturing it…which is why we encourage you to leave any distractions behind in order to fully immerse yourself here and enjoy sharing the experience with others. We offer a discount if you hand in your smartphone during your whole stay 😉
"If music be the food of love, play on" Shakespeare
…and what better way to keep healthy than to feast on some of our homemade organic food, freshly picked from the garden! All the food you’ll need is included when you book a room (hope you’re OK with a veggie diet).
We have a range of bedrooms here, from en suite private rooms to a dorm with six beds, each with curtains for complete privacy. The Sunset Lounge is an unplugged music room for acoustic instruments with inspiring views and cosy fireplace to keep nice and warm over the winter. The ‘Sacred Bassment’ is for plugged-in instruments, and the design is such that you don’t need to worry about playing too loud to let those creative juices flow at night. Our focus on sustainability spreads from the garden to the house, all of which is heated entirely using the energy from the sun.
We’re a 30 min drive from Lisbon airport, where you can catch an Uber for €20, a €30 taxi…or you could decide to check out Lisbon for a day before taking a local train straight here.
Click HERE for details if you’re arriving by public transport.
Click HERE for important info if you’re driving
Click HERE to explore some local attractions
Get in Touch
As we’re trying to encourage a digital detox during your stay here, we don’t have any phones in the house. We’d love to hear from you below, whether you have any questions, comments, or feedback…