BEACH SIDE VILLA! INDEPENDENT BEACH HOUSE WITH PANORAMIC VIEW!

Birgit Gerstenlauer & Markus Dirr

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Bedrooms 4
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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BEACH SIDE VILLA! INDEPENDENT BEACH HOUSE WITH PANORAMIC VIEW!

Sao Martinho do Porto House Rental Photos and Description

500 m to the beach!! Personalised, sophisticated ambience in a unique location

Welcome to our Casa da Gralha - for splendid beach days, to play golf and fly paragliding, go hiking and cycling, explore Portuguese sightseeing places or just to relax and recharge your cells. Enjoy the sun rise over the hills in the hinterland all 365 days of the year and have fun with the little hare in the garden. Or be captivated by the sunset that feels incredibly closer to you with a glass of red wine on your private patio.

The independent house located right on Atlantic is completely refurbished with great attention to detail. The beautiful hillside in a peaceful setting, the nearby footpath to Sao Martinho do Porto and the view over the horizon will make your holiday domicile an oasis in a prime location for 1000 and 1 holiday wishes. The natural plot with an area of 3000m2 provides plenty of space for secluded privacy and the wildly romantic sandy beach of Praia da Gralha is right at your feet.

Floor plan of your holiday domicile

Welcome to the beach house Casa da Gralha - feel comfortable like it’s your own home! The entrance hall has room for bathing suits and play equipments, shoes and clothes. Through a short hallway you can enter the spacious and distinctly decorated living room with a comfortable sofa, design classics, large wooden dining table. Leave your worries behind and help yourself with the firewood available readily and enjoy the crackling in the open furnace! Or let the soul dangle at the view of the horizon through the large veranda doors running on two sides of the room. The open, well-equipped kitchen is immediately adjoining the living room. A small storage room next to it has space for your supplies.

Even in the ground floor there are two bedrooms to relax and recuperate. The blue bedroom has a veranda door to the sea and an en-suite bathroom with bathtub and toilet. In the green bedroom there is a window opening out to the garden, an extra bathroom with shower and toilet is right across.

A wide, solid wood staircase takes you to the master bedroom upstairs. A spacious bathroom with tub and toilet en-suite adjoins it. Directly accessible from the gallery and the bathroom is a cosy bedroom for children of all ages.

The cosy gallery upstairs invites you to relax, read and watch television. A small balcony offers a fascinating view of the land and sea!

Surrounding

Secluded and yet close to all the facilities that will make your stay pleasant and varied. The almost private local beach in Praia da Gralha is reachable on foot in 10 minutes, after which your house is named. The daily market, cafés and the social hustle and bustle of Sao Martinho do Porto is reached after a 15 minutes’ walk. Extensive hikes on never ending coastal and country lanes, bicycling tours to the neighbouring towns and villages, kilometres of sandy beaches or culture in the citadels of Portuguese history - the location of our house offers everything that your heart desires. Get captivated by the unperturbed hustle and bustle of Portugal’s Silver Coast!

Sandy beaches

Right in front of the house is the wildly romantic Gralha da Praia, which is just 10 minutes away on foot. Almost your own private beach, because there are very few swimmers visiting even in high summer. With the enclosed rocky bay, the beach is great even on windy days as well as not so mild days.

Especially for children the popular natural bay of Sao Martinho do Porto is ideal. Either you opt for a 20-minute walk or pack your bathing suit at once in your car. The lively bay in summer with its cafés, restaurants and shops offers bathing fun for the whole family - even very small kids can splash around in the gentle waves happily.

On one of the most beautiful coastal roads in the country, Rua da Pescaria, you can reach the vast Praia do Salgado in approximately 5 km, which has an enchanting view of Nazaré. The kilometre-long sandy beach, where you can always find a lonely place even in the summer months, is as popular among the Lisbon tourists as it is among tourists from all over the world, who love something special. If you like something closer to the town, you also have the Praia da Nazaré, located directly on the waterfront, available for swimming fun and a cool drink in one of the beach bars.

On the opposite side of Sao Martinho bay there is a 10 km long coastal road with breathtaking view of Foz do Arelho. For surfers and paragliders and also for families from children to elder persons one can enjoy beautiful, simple beach life. In the hot waters of the lagoon nearby you can swim carefree without high waves and relax in the surrounding bars and cafés.

Culture and colourful hustle and bustle

In Sao Martinho do Porto you can take a wonderful stroll, have a drink in Rua dos Cafés and dine first-class in one of the numerous restaurants. The daily market - within 15 minutes walking distance from the house - provides everything fresh and cheap for self-catering. A large supermarket on the outskirts is perfect for a shopping spree. On the bay along the sea there is a boardwalk that goes up to Salir do Porto or you can use the lift to the upper town, which brings you close to the original location.

The driving time to the preserved and well-kept medieval town of Obidós is only around 20 minutes and is always worth a trip. Cosy bars, fado songs and colourful hustle and bustle along the many small alleys will enchant you.

Nazaré stretches directly up to Praia do Salgado, divided into an upper and lower town at the cliff slope. The Moroccan architecture, fishing women in black dresses, shops, narrow alleys and public places, from where you can see the sunset in the evening, contribute to a real holiday feeling.

Experience pure culture in Alcobaca with a monastery, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A visit to the unique church and Crusader Castle of Tomar leads you to the former significant centre of the Templars. Coimbra, the oldest university city of Portugal, Lisbon with its seven hills or the Shrine of Fatima - all of this and much more options are there practically at your doorstep.

Sports and activities

Hiking and biking: Pristine nature, dunes, barren rocks and endlessly winding roads and paths - right outside the doorstep you can go for relaxing walks or extensive hikes and bicycle tours. You can go by yourself on an expedition to explore or experience guided walks, organised by the tourist office in Sao Martinho or in the nature park 'Serra de Aire e Candeeiros'

Paragliding: Thanks to the favourable wind currents, the colourful hang-gliders start not far from our house, right on the cliff overlooking Praia da Gralha. Reachable on foot within a few minutes, you can marvel at the stunning scenery from breezy heights. Courses for beginners and advanced can be found at (check out the website link) - or just enquire directly at the launch site.

Water sports: After a 15-minute drive you will reach 'Escola da Vela da Lagoa' (Check out the website link) - directly at the lagoon of Obidós, in the village of Foz do Arelho. You can take up courses for surfing, windsurfing, sailing and kite surfing. Or just get on the waves right there. Alternatively, Peniche is there nearby, which enjoys international fame as a surf camp. Not to mention 'Wave of Nazaré' - which was recently launched in the Guinness Book of Records, and real waves of enthusiasm struck at the beach of Nazaré.

Golf: In Obidós, reachable on the highway after 20 minutes, you will find several excellent golf courses: Praia del Rey, Royal Obidós and Bom Sucesso Design resorts are among the best in Portugal.

Diving: Haliotis diving school (check out the website link) has a variety of courses for beginners and professional divers near your holiday domicile.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Birgit Gerstenlauer & Markus Dirr

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
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Facts meet creativity. Here facts and creativity are not mutually exclusive, but rather attract to each other magically. In our daily lives, both a profession plays a role in the financial sector, as well as advertising, communication and design on the other side. We could combine together the joy of beautiful things, sometimes bizarre and eccentric, art and architecture in Casa da Gralha.

In this effort, the most important concern for us is not perfection but the emotion. How smooth and perfect everyone has to work in this world, more important it is to have a place that makes space. Let your soul unwind, once again feel bored, let your eye wander off into the distance, bring out new ideas and unwind again. With your head sailing in the clouds, feet on the ground - 'our' Portugal has already become homeland at heart for many since more than 10 years.

Birgit Gerstenlauer & Markus Dirr purchased this house in 2012

The fantastic location of the house fascinated us from the very first moment. A bit mystical, almost spooky, it stood there uninhabited for years and almost forgotten like a rock in the surf. Even Michel Piccoli, one of the great French character actors, has discovered the house during mid-90s for himself. He fulfilled his dream to direct, in the film 'La plage noire', which was made almost exclusively in the house itself and on the beach Praia da Gralha. Traces of the black tiles painted over at that period of time are also seen at the house even now.

Today it would be unthinkable to take this opportunity to get a building permit. How the former owner from Lisbon managed it around 30 years ago, will probably remain both a fortune and mystery...

The special advantage of the house is definitely the direct, uncultivable closeness to nature, panoramic view of the hinterland, and the raging Atlantic coast likewise. Solitude does not mean avoiding the unperturbed vibrant Portuguese life. The marketplace of Sao Martinho can be reached quickly on foot and incredibly beautiful beaches and tourist attractions are very nearby. Bem vindo em Portugal! (Welcome to Portugal!)

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Beach side villa! Independent beach house with panoramic view!
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GUT FÜR DIE SEELE!

  • 5 of 5
Wir haben bei der Suche nach einem schönen Ferienhaus mit Ausblick, die Casa da Gralha entdeckt. Das war "unser" Haus!

Unsere Erwartungen, geweckt durch Beschreibung und Bilder, wurden nicht enttäuscht. Von der Buchung über die Hausübergabe bis zur Schlüsselabgabe war alles perfekt. Hervorheben möchten wir noch die kompetente und sehr nette Betreuung vor Ort.

Das Haus ist toll, die Einrichtung sehr schön und die Aussicht atemberaubend.
In der ruhigen Lage konnten wir mal so richtig die Seele "baumeln" lassen. Für ein bisschen Abwechselung ist man schnell im schönen Ort Sao Martinho do Porto. Dort findet sich alles, was man so zum Leben braucht.

Für Ausflüge in die Umgebung gibt es viele schöne Ziele, zum Beispiel lange Strände oder historische Orte.
Den Beschreibungen unserer "Vorgänger" können wir uns vorbehaltlos anschließen.

Das Haus hat nur einen "großen Fehler": wir wollten gar nicht wieder weg!
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liebe Familie A., ganz herzlichen Dank, dass Sie in unserer Casa da Gralha zu Gast waren und vor allem für die lieben Zeilen! Wie schön, dass Sie sich gut betreut und wohl gefühlt haben im Haus auf der Klippe. Seien Sie jederzeit willkommen, unsere Türe steht Ihnen immer offen! Ihnen alles Gute, passen Sie auf sich auf und bleiben Sie gesund! Liebe Grüße von den Schwaben
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SCHÖNES HAUS AM MEER......

  • 5 of 5
Beim Stöbern nach einem Ferienhaus an der Silberküste, bin ich auf die Casa da Gralha gestossen.

Als ich das Haus zum ersten mal auf den Fotos sah und die Bewertungen gelesen hatte, wusste ich sofort: Hier muss ich unbedingt hin !!!
So ist es immer, nach diesem Gefühl suche ich unsere Urlaubsdomizile aus.

Und ich muss sagen, wir sind nicht enttäuscht worden. Wir sind genauso begeistert, wie unsere Vorredner.

Das Haus, die Lage und die Umgebung wurden schon so perfekt beschrieben, dass wir dem nichts mehr hinzufügen können, aber hundertprozentig zustimmen.

Wir kommen wieder, schönes Haus am Meer.....
  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liebe Annemarie, herzlichen Dank für Ihre Bewertung und die zustimmenden Zeilen! Für uns ist es das größte Vergnügen, wenn sich unsere Gäste wohl fühlen und ein Stück portugiesische Gelassenheit trotz stürmischen Nächten, Regengüssen und auch Sonne mit nach Hause nehmen können. Alles Gute in den hohen Norden!
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5

EINFACH EIN TRAUMHAFTER PLATZ AM ATLANTIK

  • 5 of 5
Bereits die "Anbahnung" unserer 14 Tage Anfang September 2013 in der Casa da Gralha und die Kontaktaufnahme mit den Vermietern vermittelte schon ein angenehmes Urlaubsvorgefühl, weil alles so sympathisch, freundlich und unkompliziert verlief. Der Platz und das Haus sind "ein Traum" am Atlantik, den wir schon in Ferienhäusern "bretagneabwärtes" über Jahre bereist haben.
Mit den vielen Terrassen ist man in der Lage Wind und Sonne für sich so auszutarieren, wie es einem passt. Das Haus ist einfach so liebevoll eingerichtet, dass man sich gleich sehr wohl und heimisch fühlt. Der atemberaubende Blick auf den tosenden Atlantik, der einem manchmal seine Morgennebel heraufschickt, ist jeden Tag eine neue Freude - angeschlossen mit einem Sundowner im Angesicht des romantischen Sonnenuntergans. Es sind nur wenige Minuten zum Strand - der allerdings nur sehr sehr geübten Schwimmern zu empfehlen ist. Aber die muschelförmige Bucht in Sao Martinho bietet ja gute Schwimmöglichkeiten in ruhigem Atlantikwasser. Insgesamt: Entspannung pur mit einigen tausend Buchseiten, Strand, Sonne, Kneipen, Kochen / Grillen, Fisch, Vinho Verde, Spazierengehen - Wandern und beeindruckender Kultur in der näheren Umgebung (z.B. Obidos, Alcobaca, Batalha). Top !!
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lieber Herr E., vielen Dank für Ihre anschaulichen Worte über unser Haus auf der Klippe, die Umgebung und die Beschreibung Ihrer ganz persönlichen Urlaubsstimmung! Wir freuen uns besonders, dass Sie sich in der Casa da Gralha wohl und wie zu Hause gefühlt haben! Auch für die Empfehlung an Ihre Freunde und die Zusendung der wunderschönen Sundowner-Aufnahme an dieser Stelle nochmals grossen Dank! Ihnen und Ihrer Familie die besten Wünsche, herzliche Grüsse!
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WEISSER TRAUM AN DER SILBERKÜSTE

  • 5 of 5
Auch auf die Gefahr hin, dass dieses Haus aufgrund solcher Bewertungen immer ausgebucht sein wird - schließlich möchte ich da ja sicherlich auch noch 'mal hin - kann ich nur sagen: die Casa da Gralha ist ein Traum!
Wir waren Anfang September für 13 Tage dort. Das Haus war nach umfangreichen Renovierungen erst kurz zuvor in die Vermietung gegangen und dementsprechend "taufrisch". Es wird von den außerordentlich sympathischen Vermietern selbst genutzt, was sich in der stil- und liebevollen Inneneinrichtung beeindruckend niederschlägt. Die Heißwasserversorgung der Bäder - diese haben einen besonderen Charme - bedarf wohl noch einer Verbesserung, doch ist das nur eine Marginalie vor dem Hintergrund, dass es insgesamt kein vergleichbares Haus in dieser Gegend gibt.
Die Casa da Gralha liegt als einziges Haus wirklich oberhalb der Steilküste zur gleichnamigen Traumbucht. Keines der wenigen anderen Privathäuser ist vom Strand aus zu sehen, nur die Casa da Gralha. Sitzt man auf der Frühstücks- oder der Grillplatzterrasse, kann man ab und an Menschen an der Grundstücksgrenze vorbeigehen sehen. Deren neidische Blicke kommen nicht von ungefähr. Man könnte fast ein schlechtes Gewissen bekommen, so schön zu wohnen.
Die Realität ist noch schöner als im Inserat beschrieben und auf den Fotos zu sehen. Von der Meerseitenterrasse aus hat man einen atemberaubenden Blick, den man bei schlechtem Wetter auch aus dem panoramaartigen Wohnzimmer hat, in die Bucht und auf den Atlantik. Vom Haus erreicht man den Strand nach wenigen Minuten zu Fuß. Die Brandung ist gewaltig und nicht zum Schwimmen geeignet, dafür "drängten" sich Anfang September bei schönstem Wetter nie mehr als 10 Personen auf mehreren hundert Metern Strand. Da kommt echt Entspannung auf und wenn man dann die malerische Steilküste hinauf zur Casa da Gralha blickt, dann kann man es eigentlich nicht wirklich glauben.
Der Ort Sao Martinho do Porto bietet in recht ansprechender Weise eine touristische Infrastruktur einschließlich kinderfreundlicher Badestrände. Auch hier wird man von den Vermietern mit wertvollen Informationen z.B. zu Restaurants und Ausflugsmöglichkeiten versorgt. Die weitere Umgebung bietet ausreichend Ziele für kulturell Interessierte (Lissabon, Batalha, Tomar, Fatima u.a.). Fazit: Wer auf Traumhaus, Traumblick, Sternenhimmel, Meeresrauschen und und und steht, der wird mit 2 bis 6 Personen in der Casa da Gralha schlichtweg eine traumhafte Zeit verbringen. Hinfahren!
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lieber Andreas, nicht nur die Vorbereitungen für Ihre Reise waren uns ein pures Vergnügen - auch Ihre ausführlichen Zeilen zu unserer Casa da Gralha machen uns mehr als froh! Ganz herzlichen Dank, dass Sie sich die Zeit genommen haben, Ihre Eindrücke so anschaulich in Worte zu fassen! Fühlen Sie sich in der Casa da Gralha immer willkommen! Lieben Gruss und alles Gute!
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IMPRESIONANTE

  • 5 of 5
Casa da Gralha es un lugar estupendo para conocer la costa atlántica de Portugal y relajarse. Está en un lugar excepcional, muy cerca de una playa y con unas vistas fantásticas. Estábamos en pleno mes de agosto y pudimos disfrutar de un sitio tranquilo y de playas enormes casi desiertas, donde no hacía calor. Eso sí, hay que hacerse a la idea de en muchas de las playas no te puedes bañar todos los días por el oleaje.
La casa es preciosa y está magníficamente equipada, tanto interior como exteriormente. Tiene tres terrazas: una estupenda para desyunar, junto a la cocina, otra con una barbacoa enorme a sotavento y la última con vistas al mar. La cocina tiene de todo. También tiene una parcela enorme que termina en un acantilado ideal para descansar y tomar el sol.
Hay muchas cosas que hacer y muchos sitios agradables que visitar. La Praia da Gralha está a cinco minutos a pie. No suele haber mucha gente y es muy agradable. Sao Martinho está a diez minutos a pie. Tiene una playa protegida del oleaje por dos promontorios (es como una especie de concha) que no está demasiado saturada. Allí hay un pequeño fondeadero con un muelle y un club de vela. Hay varios supermercados aeconómicos y muchos restaurantes y tiendas. Muy cerca, aunque hay que ir en coche, está la Praia dos Salgados. Impresionante y muy poco concurrida. Hay un chiringuito y un restaurante. Más al norte, Nazaré, un ejemplo del disparate urbanístico a la portuguesa. Playas enormes y muy bonitas, con un puerto deportivo. Nos encantó Foz do Arelho. Me atrevería a decir que es el sitio más bonito que he visto en la vida. Además, hay un club de vela muy agradable. Es el sitio ideal para aprender a navegar: siempre hay viento y no hay olas. Más al sur está Peniche, donde se puede hacer surf en la playa de supertubos. También tiene puerto y desde allí hay varias empresas que te trasladan a las Islas Berlengas, Reserva Natural para la que hay que reservarse un día.
Pero lo mejor de Casa da Gralha es la tranquilidad y la paz que se respiran en ella, a lo que ayudan mucho que está lago apartada y, sobre todo, las vistas. Las puestas de sol son espectaculares. Además, los propietarios son muy amables y muy simpáticos y hacen todo lo que está en su mano para que la estancia sea lo más agradable posible.
Sólo dos "peros": el último tramo del camino de acceso está un poco deteriorado y, cuando estuvimos nosotros (creeo que éramos los terceros huéspedes) la información sólo estaba en alemán.
Muy recomendable
  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pablo, thank you very much for your detailed comment! It was a big pleasure for us, that you and your family were our guests! Thanks also for the two critical points: because the road we cannot modify unfortunately much, thats also an annoying for us and we already spoke with the community! And our information... we are promised for the new year in English and Spanish to make available. So have a really good time dear Pablo and all the best for you and your family! Best regards, Birgit
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FANTASTISCH!

  • 5 of 5
De foto's doen dit huis niet de nodige eer aan. Het is gewoon nog veel mooier!

De ligging is gewoonweg zalig, met een prachtig uitzicht waar je op elk moment van de dag kan van genieten.

Binnenin is het huis nog een grotere droom. Het interieur werd met heel veel smaak aangekleed en oogt heel modern. Er was ook heel veel speelgoed aanwezig waardoor we onze tweejarige zoon bijna niet gehoord hebben tijdens ons verblijf.

Op wandelafstand lig Sao Martinho Do Porto met een hele mooie baai, wandeldijk en de nodige terrasjes (eveneens een speelpleintje op het strand voor de kleinsten).

In de buurt kan je heel wat wandelingen en culturele uitstapje plannen.

Kortom: een aanrader! (misschien wel zes sterren waard)
  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Lisbon
Nearest Train
1.2 Kilometres
Sao Martinho do Porto
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Sao Martinho do Porto / Alfeizerao
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Praia da Gralha
Nearest Barpub
900 Metres
Bar at the market place in Sao Martinho do Porto
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Praia del Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Sao Martinho do Porto
Car: recommended

Location of your holiday domicile

Thanks to the gorgeous, secluded, yet central location of our house, all your wishes are fulfilled in your private holiday plan. Whether you are looking for peace and relaxation in nature, or you want to enjoy carefree beach days on the glittering Silver Coast, romp with sport activities, take an extensive stroll and shop around or marvel at the wonders of the country - everything is possible practically at the doorstep and are sometimes directly accessible on foot.

Coming from Lisbon on the A8 it takes about 1 hour from the airport (90 km). Or select the Porto airport as a destination and you should then expect a journey time of approximately 2.5 hours (250 km). The road networks are excellent and you can reach our house after the exit 'Sao Martinho do Porto' in 10 minutes.

Local contact person

Through our local friends who live in Sao Martinho do Porto since nearly 30 years, you always have a person to contact directly! Both, 'Portuguese by choice' of German descent, will be there with you in words and deeds for any matters of concern.

Plot

The extensive land is predominantly natural and covered with an abundance of plant and tree world. Small stone paths lead you through the property and invite you to explore the landscape and nature. Our house is located 65 metres above sea level, just above the beach in Praia da Gralha. The private property has parking space for several cars directly at the house. The property is bounded by a wall on two sides and fitted with a lockable gate. The boundaries on the north and west side of the property are natural. The dunes adjacent to the northern side of the property is a nature reserve and is the starting point for wonderful coastal walks. The western border is the natural rocky coastline of the Atlantic, which slopes down in to the sandy beach of Praia da Gralha.

Your house

You can reach our house over a short dirt road paved with stones which could be bumpy after the stormy autumn / winter times. From Sao Martinho towards the beach Praia da Gralha, the trail passes through isolated villas and country houses until you see your holiday domicile right in front of you in an exposed hillside. The white paint and the blue of the window shutters and small patios reflect the colours of sky and clouds. Enjoy a peaceful and unobstructed panoramic view of sea and nature with the fantastic location. Masonry wall panels in the outdoor patios provide stunning visual axis with constantly new views and wind protection at the same time.

Enjoy the summer time with a steel blue sky and privacy that offers all the amenities. Secluded and yet close to everything you desire for during your holidays. In the spring you will find fully bloomed plants and in some days you can also swim in wind protected bays. In late autumn and winter, when the Atlantic wind gains strength, you can watch spectacular natural wonders on land and sea. Quick passing cloud formations, the rapid change of sun and storm, the incredibly clear light - you can experience pure nature. Thanks to the double glazing and electric radiators in every room newly installed in 2012, you always feel comfortable and secure. The fireplace in the living room additionally ensures relaxing hours.

Patios

Whether you make yourself comfortable on the large, south-facing main patio in the cosy sofa set or admire the sunset on the west side patio frontal to the sea - the extraordinary location of your holiday will cast a spell on you. The barbecue area is located on a private, sheltered patio. Equipped with an open fireplace, sufficient firewood, wash basin with running water and storage spaces made of sandstone you can arrange social barbecues at the big teak table here. The small, east-facing kitchen patio is simply perfect for the first coffee or tea in the morning. Wind resistant and sunny, you can start the day here in peace, listen to the waves and just enjoy life.

Ambience

You will not find a sterile, impersonal standard in your holiday domicile. The whole setup was brought together fondly and distinctly and an atmosphere to relax and unwind awaits you. The casual mix of old and new, trendy and old-fashioned, modern art and traditional - leave your worries behind and enjoy the time away from the hustle and bustle. Adults and children and sometimes grumpy teenagers come here sit down and relax and all are welcome anytime here!

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Jun 14 2014 - Aug 29 2014
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€100
€700
€2,000
 
extra night: €100    
 
Mar 28 2015 - May 8 2015
3 night minimum stay
€145
From
€145
€1,000
 
extra night: €145    
 
May 9 2015 - Jun 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
€170
From
€170
€1,200
€3,800
 
extra night: €170    
 
Jun 13 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
€200
From
€200
€1,400
€5,040
 
extra night: €200    

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning €95

Notes

  • *Please note possible mandatory extra costs. Payment is possible only in the currency quoted (Euro). Payments in other currencies must be agreed with the landlord individually. The currency calculator is for guidance only and does not contractually define the exchange rate for the rental.
    Additional information about rental rates:
    For the final cleaning there will be an additional charge of € 95 and a deposit of € 300 has to be transferred to the bank account for an obligatory booking.
    Cleaning fee is paid in cash upon arrival to your local contact on site.
    The price is inclusive of all incidental expenses, such as electricity, water, gas and firewood, as well as the supply of towels and bedding.
    Payment:
    For security 30% of the total rent amount is payable by bank transfer upon booking and the balance 70%, plus the caution deposit of € 300 have to be transferred no later than 3 weeks before arrival
  • Upon your arrival in Sao Martinho do Porto the house keys will be handed over to you by Ms. Simone Nowak. She will also receive the payment for cleaning. The office is located right on the bay and is also the place to go for tips and information during your stay. Ms. Nowak will accompany you to the house and will tell you everything that you need to know. During your stay, you can of course also contact us by phone anytime or e-mail us directly. Ms. Nowak speaks German, English, Dutch and Portuguese.

    Before your travel we would be glad to provide you with useful tips, which we have collected for you.

Amenities

Sao Martinho do Porto House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items
  • Blender
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , bidet , En-suite bathroom in the blue bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bathroom opposite to the green bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , bidet , En-suite bathroom in the master bedroom
  • The house was built in the 90’s as a sophisticated summer villa. We have left the bathrooms remain in their original condition for most part in our extensive renovation in 2011/2012, but the bath tubs and shower trays were renewed and all bathrooms were designed and equipped beautifully. Hand towels and bath towels are sufficiently available - please bring your own beach towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 2 x 2 m
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1.40 x 2 m
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1.40 x 2 m
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 0.90 x 2 m
  • All bedrooms are furnished for relaxation and restful sleep. The double glazed windows do not let any noise enter from outside and with the windows open you can hear the soothing sound of the sea and the sounds of many species of birds. In the green bedroom opening out to the garden, and also in the blue bedroom opening out to the sea, there are built-in wardrobes, the master bedroom has a wardrobe for hanging clothes and a shelf with laundry baskets. The small cosy bedroom for children of all ages is comfortably furnished and has a small wardrobe and chest of drawers for storage.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo ...
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 13 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • forests
  • live theater
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • nude beach
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • massage therapist
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
Notes:
We have taken great care for all equipments and furnishing of our house and we have tried with a sincere heart to make the rooms inviting. Select furniture pieces, some original design classics from the Bauhaus era, handcrafted unique items or collectibles have found a good home here. But do not worry about minor mishaps - our beach house is there to live and enjoy! Especially if children are going to be there, something could go wrong and that is not so seriously bad! It might not be as perfect as everything in a luxury hotel, it offers a unique atmosphere to relax and unwind. Here you can recharge your cells and recoup new energy for your everyday life.

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