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Old world charm on secluded country estate, sweeping ocean views (2-16/22p max) - The Cottage / A Casinha (2p)

Jean-Jacques de Coninck

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, dutch
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Jean-Jacques de Coninck

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, dutch
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2015
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Old world charm on secluded country estate, sweeping ocean views (2-16/22p max) - The Cottage / A Casinha (2p)

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Santo Estevao Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Pool, gardens, orchards, privacy, near beaches, safe for children, pet friendly

A vast conspiracy to make you happy… Straddling a ridge in an unspoiled landscape, overlooking the beaches basking in the sun, tucked away at the end of a long access road, MONTE SERRA offers peace and quiet. Children are SAFE; a gated wall seals off the pool area and there is no traffic but for yourself, the neighbour or the shepherd with his fluffy flock.

Some 30 acres of centuries-old trees ensure privacy to 4 separate accommodations. The place is vast; guests seldom bump into each other but if they do, they tend to meet a like-minded soul. The grounds hide peaceful corners for some quiet reading or a chat that had been waiting for a serene moment. Gardens and terraces with gorgeous ocean views invite to high tea, sun downers or a festive dinner. Take a refreshing dive, seek the solace of a pergola’s shade, stroll through the orchards and pick a grapefruit for breakfast or, at night, enjoy the starry skies and scents of ”dama da noite”, a flower that awakens when the sun has set.

WELLNESS: HEALTHCARE: bioshop and professional foot care

YOGA, BEAUTYCARE, MASSAGE: ask your host or look up our guide 'WHAT TO DO .... and WHERE':

FLORA & FAUNA: Go and see birds, dolphins, flamingoes and more..... The Ria Formosa sanctuary is a jewel; ask your host for guided tours by biologists or look up our leaflet 'WHAT TO DO .... and WHERE'.

SPORTS: Tennis, deep sea fishing, sailing or surfing, ask or look up our leaflet 'WHAT TO DO .... and WHERE'.

More Details

Details for The Cottage / A Casinha (2p) 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

A charming refuge, “a Casinha” in local parlance, has all it takes for a romantic get-away: the rustic luxury of antique rural furniture; a bathroom with a generous tub, period fittings, towel heaters and views of the hills; African hardwood parquet flooring in bed– and bathroom that are a treat for bare feet; air-conditioning for cool siestas on hot summer afternoons and for a chilly winter evening, a glowing wood-burning double-faced fireplace to be enjoyed from an armchair in the living room or from a pile of pillows when reading in bed. Utterly snug comfort for two! The privacy of a walled terrace overlooking the ocean and shaded by a bougainvillea canopy is a daily invitation for an ”al fresco” lunch; even in wintertime the midday sun will often beckon. Summary: 68 m2/ 750 sqft for 2p with open plan kitchen, sitting and dining area, bedroom with double bed, en suite-bathroom with tub, shower, twin bathroom sinks and separate toilet, private walled terrace.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jean-Jacques de Coninck (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2015

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 3 traveler reviews

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The Cottage / A Casinha (2p)
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Richmond, London
5

Lovely peaceful place

  • 5 of 5

The description of the place was accurate. Its a peaceful, quiet place to stay. We arrived and the cottage was clean and well equipped. The airconditioning in the bedroom was great! The cottage has loads of character! Jean-Jacques is a friendly person who is always available to assist with any queries. The property is child friendly with a gate to the pool and there were lots of toys at the pool for our daughter to play with. A clean highchair and new travel cot were also provided. We had a lovely holiday here and enjoyed the beautiful sunsets and quiet location. Its close to a few great local restaurants and lovely beaches. I would definitely recommend this place and we hope to go back again next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's so nice to receive a few kind words of appreciation. Now, dear guests, give us also some suggestions for improvements, embellishments or whatever you or the children would like to see and when you plan to come back let us know in time. If possible we try to welcome returning guests with something of their own ideas.
5

Un endroit rare avec une âme

  • 5 of 5

Retirée dans la campagne avec un calme absolu, vue sur la mer, tout proche d'un petit village où l'on peut se ravitailler et goûter les spécialités du restaurant local très sympathique, la Quinta da Serra offre tout ce qu'un vacancier en quête d'authenticité et de confort peut espérer.

Le propriétaire, établi ici depuis plus de 25 ans, a rénové l'ensemble des bâtiments avec un goût sûr tout en respectant les structures d'origine, ce qui donne un charme immédiat à l'ensemble.

Nous étions dans la "Casinha", "petite" maison de 80 m2 dans laquelle nous nous sommes sentis parfaitement bien dès que nous y sommes entrés: petit déjeuner dans le patio au soleil avec vue sur la mer et toute la campagne environnante, cheminée qui donne à la fois sur la pièce à vivre et la chambre (regarder les braises en s'endormant envahis par une douce chaleur, quel bonheur!).

Mais surtout, ce qui nous a le plus conquis (s'il y avait encore besoin!), c'est l'accueil particulièrement chaleureux du propriétaire (il avait fait les courses pour nous le soir de notre arrivée), son attention et sa grande gentillesse (nous avions les œufs frais de ses poules autant que de besoin, et je dois avouer qu'il en résultait des omelettes fabuleuses) qui font que cet endroit est "habité" et possède une âme.

L'Algarve n'est pas notre région préférée, pourtant nous avons beaucoup aimé passer du temps à Tavira ou Olhao où règne encore une ambiance authentique que l'on retrouve difficilement à l'ouest de Faro. Un peu plus à l'est et au nord se trouvent de tout nouveaux chemins de randonnée sur lesquels il fait bon respirer à plein nez le parfum entêtant des cistes et cueillir des mandarines et des oranges au bord du sentier.

Pour vraiment se ressourcer au vrai sens du mot, nous conseillons sans hésiter de venir à la Quinta. Merci Jean-Jacques et nous espérons à bientôt!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
5

Un endroit rare avec une âme

  • 5 of 5

Retirée dans la campagne avec un calme absolu, vue sur la mer, tout proche d'un petit village où l'on peut se ravitailler et goûter les spécialités du restaurant local très sympathique, la Quinta da Serra offre tout ce qu'un vacancier en quête d'authenticité et de confort peut espérer.

Le propriétaire, établi ici depuis plus de 25 ans, a rénové l'ensemble des bâtiments avec un goût sûr tout en respectant les structures d'origine, ce qui donne un charme immédiat à l'ensemble.

Nous étions dans la "Casinha", "petite" maison de 80 m2 dans laquelle nous nous sommes sentis parfaitement bien dès que nous y sommes entrés: petit déjeuner dans le patio au soleil avec vue sur la mer et toute la campagne environnante, cheminée qui donne à la fois sur la pièce à vivre et la chambre (regarder les braises en s'endormant envahis par une douce chaleur, quel bonheur!).

Mais surtout, ce qui nous a le plus conquis (s'il y avait encore besoin!), c'est l'accueil particulièrement chaleureux du propriétaire (il avait fait les courses pour nous le soir de notre arrivée), son attention et sa grande gentillesse (nous avions les œufs frais de ses poules autant que de besoin, et je dois avouer qu'il en résultait des omelettes fabuleuses) qui font que cet endroit est "habité" et possède une âme.

L'Algarve n'est pas notre région préférée, pourtant nous avons beaucoup aimé passer du temps à Tavira ou Olhao où règne encore une ambiance authentique que l'on retrouve difficilement à l'ouest de Faro. Un peu plus à l'est et au nord se trouvent de tout nouveaux chemins de randonnée sur lesquels il fait bon respirer à plein nez le parfum entêtant des cistes et cueillir des mandarines et des oranges au bord du sentier.

Pour vraiment se ressourcer au vrai sens du mot, nous conseillons sans hésiter de venir à la Quinta. Merci Jean-Jacques et nous espérons à bientôt!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Faro International
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Estiramantens
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Colina Verde Golf Hotel
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Fuzeta / Moncarapacho
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
A22 km 93/94 Olhão exit
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Santo Estevão, 'O Forno'
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Fuzeta's Armona Island
Car: recommended

What to do? Choose a famous golf course, a medieval castle, the scenic GUADIANA riverbanks, the old town of TAVIRA where country cooking or sophisticated recipes are served at palatable prices, a guided boat tour to the fascinating RIA FORMOSA wildlife sanctuary to see dolphins, flamingos and more … or Seville’s world-class treasures, an easy 90 min away. You are just 7 km north of Fuzeta. From this fishermen village a launch will take you across the lagoon to lovely Armona Island for “a day on the beach”. Walk a little and this beach is deserted!

Angela's small yet well-stocked mini-market 2 km away has fresh bread at 9am and most of the daily necessities on the shelves. Ask her a free-range cockerel for the pot or a homemade ice cream cake for a birthday party. On weekends, enjoy a bustling farmers’ market or a has-it-all gypsy fair: socks, donkeys, cheese, riding boots, fruit trees or BBQ lunch.

See Monte Serra and the pool’s half-moon shape on Google Earth: 37º07’26”N / 07º44’45”W

Other Activities:

+ Monte Serra's 2200m own private jogging track

+ Golf: Nearby golf courses are:

Benamor (15 kms, 15 min)

... Address :EN125 near Cabanas, Tel/fax: +351 281 320 880 / +351 281 320

... www.golfbenamor.com , e-mail: secretaria@golfbenamor.com

Quinta da Ria/Quinta da Cima (2x 18holes) (20kms, 20 min)

... Address: EN125 near Cacela, Tel/fax: +351 281 950 580 / +351 281 950 589

... www.quintadariagolf.com , e-mail: qdria@mail.telepac.pt

Castro Marim Atlantico (30 min)

... Address: EN122 near Castro Marim, Tel/fax: +351 281510 330 / +351 281 510 338

... www.castromarimgolfe.com , e-mail:

Colina Verde (3 kms)

... Address: Maragota, Tel/fax: +351 281 320 880 / +351 281 320 888

... www.golfcolinaverde.com

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Rates & Availability

From €65 Per night

Santo Estevao Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Spring
Apr 8 2015 - Apr 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
€80
€420
 
 
1st May Holidays
Apr 30 2015 - May 10 2015
3 night minimum stay
€95
€490
 
 
Spring
May 11 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
€90
€455
 
 
Late Spring
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
€95
€490
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2015 - Jul 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
€100
€525
 
 
High Summer
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
€110
€560
 
 
Indian Summer
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
€95
€490
 
 
Early Autumn
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
€90
€455
 
 
Autumn
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
€75
€385
 
 
Late Autumn
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
€65
€350
 
 
Christmas
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
€490
 
 
Winter
Jan 4 2016 - Jan 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
€65
€350
 
 
Late Winter
Feb 1 2016 - Mar 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
€75
€385
 
 
Easter
Mar 19 2016 - Mar 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
€95
€490
 

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Amenities

Santo Estevao Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom Q#6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom has features twin washbasins, a separate toilet, a shower and a deep generous tub with view of the hills.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Quarto #6 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
  • The Casinha was designed as a hide-away for two. The bedroom features a double bed with twin mattresses zipped together. An extra sofa bed for a child can be added but a 3rd guest is not meant to be an adult. A baby cot is available free of charge.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
In summertime air conditioning is available in the bedroom; in wintertime the wood burning fire place generates enough heat to keep the whole place comfortable. Tucked away at the end of a long access road, Monte Serra offers peace, quiet and SAFETY for children: there is no traffic, except for your self, the neighbour or the shepherd with his flock. Moreover the pool area is sealed off by a wall with a lockable gate.

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