CASA OLIVEIRA (2 BEDROOMS)

Michaela Tulip-Mills

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Michaela Tulip-Mills

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CASA OLIVEIRA (2 BEDROOMS)

Castro Verde Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

Self catering rental Alentejo, Portugal. Stunning views and traditional cuisine.

We aim to provide a very high standard of country living and comfort with traditional architecture and modern facilities. Monte da Quinta sets a high standard and has been approved and officially licensed by the Ministry of Tourism of Portugal, Classification CASA de CAMPO.

This unique retreat comprises of two country houses which are beautifully furnished to a high standard, set in 5 hectares of private estate land. A large natural salt water swimming pool and children’s play pool (no chlorine or chemicals). Just on the edge of Castro Verde we have the advantage of the tranquillity and beauty of this fantastic landscape, plus all the facilities of the town.

Within 10 minutes walking, or 2 minutes in the car, we have several excellent RESTAURANTS, CAFES, SHOPS and SUPERMARKETS, Festivals and Markets throughout the year.

Eating out locally is extremely good value for money. Typically a two course lunch time “meal of the day” “Prato da Dia” including: bread, olives, a beverage and coffee costs 7.50 euros per person. A two course evening meal including: bread, olives, a good bottle of wine and coffee, costs between 40 – 50 euros for two persons. A coffee or tea and locally made pastry from one of our many coffee shops costs just 2 euros.

Located within 45 minutes easy reach of the West coast and the Algarve.

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT:

Traditional restaurants with live music, bars & cafes within walking distance & a choice of 3 large supermarkets within a 2 minute drive. Local outdoor tennis courts & indoor public swimming pool within a 2 minute drive. Local quad biking, horse riding, ballooning, archery, paintball, vineyard tour with lunch, off roading, skippered river cruises. We can offer a range of Holistic Treatments.

Our GUEST HAMPER includes local produce, cheese & wine & initial sundries provided, liquid soap, toilet rolls & bin liners.

Pre-order a bottle of CHAMPAGNE on ice.

A comprehensive GUEST GUIDE to the region & local restaurants. Buckets, spades & sun shades for the beach.

A LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST for your stay.

We hire TENNIS rackets for the local courts and BEACH TOWELS and a COOL BOX for the beach.

FRESH FARM PRODUCE, eggs, oranges, local honey, homemade preserves, olive oil & small souvenirs, gifts & our postcards.

FARM ANIMALS include: Shetland ponies, pygmy goats, Alentejo pigs, various poultry. A boules pitch & two guest bicycles. A local cinema, theatre & night club.

We have RECYCLING facilities.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES:

Working with a preferred partner we are able to offer the following outdoor activities at a very special rate. Monte da Quinta will handle the booking for you and make all the necessary arrangements.

VINEYARD TOURS (lunch optional), QUAD BIKING, HOT AIR BALLOONING, ARCHERY, HORSE RIDING.

Various activities are available from Monday to Friday throughout the year. Please consider the Alentejo climate, some may be more appropriate than others depending on the time of year.

BIRD WATCHING PARADISE the perfect location for twitchers, our guests have listed some of the birds spotted at Monte da Quinta on within 10 kilometres such as: Lesser Kestrel, Red and Black Kite, Great and Little Bustard, Black Bellied Sandgrove, Corn Bunting, Eagles, Bee Eater, Egret, Storks, Marsh Harrier, Montago Harrier, Cuckoo, Strikes. resident Little Owls and we have a Nightingale for several weeks of the year.

REST ASSURED: Our farmhouses are maintained to a very high standard of cleanliness and are inspected on a weekly basis. Our holiday houses were restored to strict guidelines set by the Ministry of Tourism Portugal. These include: mains drainage, mains electric, solar water heaters, no gas appliances and our pool water is regularly tested.

All rooms have smoke alarms these are connected to a central alarm system. Fire panic buttons and emergency exit signs. Kitchens are fitted with extinguishers and fire blankets. As a registered business we are licensed operators for Rural Tourism and insured for public liability. We provide a basic first aid kit in each house and we are regularly inspected for health and safety. We are on site to assist, manage and maintain our standards 'Our reputation along with your recommendation is our future'.

More Details

Details for Casa Oliveira (2 bedrooms) 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms

The house is furnished to a high and comfortable standard. It has a large comfortable lounge and dining area complete with Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, satellite channels, DVD player, and a iPod speaker dock. A selection of DVD's, books and board games. A well equipped kitchen also provides granite worktops, a hob, oven, microwave, large fridge/freezer, kettle, electric juicer, toaster, an iron and an ironing board. Both bedrooms have en suite facilities, walk-in shower or bath, WC, hand basin and bidet. Both bedrooms have double doors onto their own private terrace.A door from the kitchen opens onto an alternate private breakfast terrace. Large doors open from the lounge onto a private covered dining terrace, with southerly views for miles over the un-spoilt Alentejo plains. For extra comfort this house has under floor heating included during low season. It is single storey and has traditional terracotta floors throughout with wooden shuttered windows and high vaulted beamed ceilings.
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Michaela Tulip-Mills

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Having bought Monte da Quinta in the summer of 2002 with the intention of it becoming our holiday retreat, we found it increasingly hard to return from visits to the hustle and bustle of the UK. With much planning and determination, finally in the summer of 2005, we moved to Portugal.

Michaela Tulip-Mills purchased this chateau / country house in 2002

Project managing the build and restoration of the farmhouses, we took inspiration from some of the fantastic accommodation we had stayed at within Europe. With our love for all things rustic, traditional and the ambience of the Casa de Campo “House of the Country” life style, Monte da Quinta started to evolve.

We wanted to maintain the traditions and farming practises that had taken place at Monte da Quinta for many generations. With little knowledge of our own, we enlisted the help of a former employee of the farm. Despite our initial lack of the Portuguese language, his patience with us and dedication to the land and the animals has helped us to keep farm blooming.

Monte da Quinta combines modern facilities and traditional architecture with an even balance between rural tourism, farming and a unique way of life. Centrally located within the lower Alentejo region with easier access to the Algarve and the western coast line.

With our continuing success, we have settled into the landscape and lives of the local people very nicely. Thanks to the fantastic support and recommendations from many of our returning guests, we now have a viable business with visitors from all over the world.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Reviews

5
based on 37 traveler reviews

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Casa Oliveira (2 bedrooms)
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Castro Verde Beja region
5

THE BEST RELAXING HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
5th return I think. As always it was a time to remember with friends. Great company, fun times and no better place to spend it. We love it year after year we return.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Casa Oliveira (2 bedrooms)
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5

THE MOST IDYLLIC LOCATION TO GET ENGAGED!

  • 5 of 5
This is one of our most favourite spots in the world! So much so on our second visit this year we got engaged! I cannot rate this lace highly enough-Michaela & Nigel (owners) will do anything to make your stay perfect! See you next year for yet another amazing holiday xxxx
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Casa Oliveira (2 bedrooms)
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5

STUNNING, OUTSTANDING, BEAUTIFUL!

  • 5 of 5
Hello and thank you to Michaela and Nigel for their kindness and hospitality at the Quinta. We had a fantastic and memorable trip to the Quinta and Alentejo region. This little peace of heaven in a beautiful and tranquil Castro Verde was everything and more that we expected. Being a wildlife photographer I was amazed at the abundant wildlife available to you on the doorstep. Numerous birds, animals, insects and flora all here onsite! and in the local valleys, rivers and barragems giving host to Rollers, Kingfishers, Raptors such as Montagu, Black Kites, Imperial Eagle, Booted Eagle, Bonnellis Eagle and Lesser Kestrel. Bee Eater, Azure Winged Magpie, Golden Oriele, Shrikes, Chats, Nightingale and much more, too long to list here. I genuinely saw all these and photographed them plus more. The Quinta had everything you could want to be comfortable and more. Very happy guests and would rate this experience as 10 out of 10 and totally recommend it. Nick, Ann, Mike.
  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you staying at Monte da Quinta. This area is fabulous for wildlife lovers and photographers like yourself. You amazed us with your stunning pictures and we are looking forward to seeing more of the local wonders captured on your camera in the Autumn. Thank you for your input in our guests guide on local bird spotting and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. M
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Casa Oliveira (2 bedrooms)
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5

AMAZING TRANQUIL PLACE TO STAY CANNOT FAULT IT

  • 5 of 5
This was our fourth time here at monte da quinta and as usual everything was perfect, beautiful clean spacious cottage and all the little extras re the welcome pack - which included everything you need for your arrival - the hosts nigel and Michaela are amazing and cannot do enough for you - the pool and grounds are as usual spotless and the animals on the farm are a real bonus especially for the children, there are some lovely walks and the village is a 5 minute walk away with a few shops and restaurants. We fine it so relaxing just being on the farm, but there are lots of amenities near by for you to enjoy and the hosts are only too happy to give you guide and information on these. We shall return in the autumn.
  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Owner's Response: Many thanks for your fabulous review on Monte da Quinta. Returning guests, speaks for itself and we like to think that we welcome them back as friends. We look forward to seeing you in the early Autumn. Ate Breve.
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Casa Oliveira (2 bedrooms)
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5

AMAZING PLACE TO VISIT

  • 5 of 5
Spacious, clean and very well situated villa in a lovely town. The swimming pool was a welcomed break from the warm sunshine, while the restaurants in the town (which are well within walking distance) were all very good standard. The villa itself is fully equipped with the home comforts you would expect with an amazing powerful shower. Great place to go for a relaxing break. Activites close by include quad biking round a vineyard and of course the vast amounts of golf courses on offer in Portugal. Wine tasting is also available close by. This is my third stay in this property and I will most certainly be going back.
  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Owner's Response: Great to welcome you back for the 3rd time. Glad you enjoyed your stay and the weather certainly was fabulous for you. Looking forward to seeing you all nest time. Many thanks for your review about Monte da Quinta and Casa Laranjeira.
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Casa Oliveira (2 bedrooms)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p85479
+351 286322001
Castro Verde Beja region
5

A WONDERFUL RELAXING WEEK

  • 5 of 5
We were both in need of a relaxing week, and Monde da Quinta certainly delivered that and more.

Michaela was a great host, always ready with suggestions of placs to visit and local restaurant recommendations, but unobtrusive too.

The cottage was well equipped with everything we needed. We particularly enjoyed the pool, the view from our terrace and wandering around the farm feeding the animals.

Castro Verde is only five minutes walk away with shops, restaurants and local places to visit. We can also recommend a trip to the nearby LPN reserve to see the great bustards and riding in nearby Ourique.
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay at Monte da Quinta. Making the most of the Alentejo countryside with some bird watching and horse riding. We are pleased you had the relaxing break you had hoped for. Looking forward to welcoming you back in the future. Dont forget the Loyalty Discount for you for friends and family. M
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Faro Airport
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Garvao
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
IP1 / A2
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
Milfontes
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Kilometres
Within walking distance (Castro Verde)
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Within walking distance (Castro Verde)
Car: necessary

With its stunning views over the open countryside and just minutes to walk into the centre of Castro Verde the small farm Monte da Quinta with its country houses and private pool is ideally situated.

Discovering the coastlines and the historic towns is easy from this central location within the lower Alentejo region.

Rugged un-spoilt beaches along the west coast are within an hour and offer much to explore, water sports and the walking the rota vicentina coastal paths. Enjoy the fabulous fresh seafood grilled to order and sample the wines of the region. The Algarve is just 45 minutes away offering more glorious beaches, golf and aqua parks for the children.

Local activities include: vineyard tours, wine tasting and dinner, jeep safaris, motor quading and spa days. Stepped in history it is possible to visit historic towns and sites such as Lisbon, Evora, Mertola and Marvao

Delicious traditional cuisine with fantastic regional wines at incredibly low prices. We will recommend local restaurants and all importantly those that you can walk to.

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Availability & Rates

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Castro Verde Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jun 28 2014 - Sep 5 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€870
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
€124
€670
 

Additional information about rental rates

We accept GBP Sterling: cheque or direct bank transfer & Euros: direct bank transfer.

We require your 40% non refundable deposit when making your reservation. Reservations are not guaranteed until we are in receipt of your deposit. The balance must be received 6 weeks prior to your arrival. All bookings made within 4 weeks of arrival must be paid in full.
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes RATE INCLUDES:

COTS, HIGH CHAIRS and BED GUARDS

GUEST WELCOME HAMPER

INITIAL SUNDRIES

100% COTTON LINEN and TOWELS

WEEKLY HOUSEKEEPING

FOR YOUR COMFORT - Under Floor Heating (Low season), Cooling Fans (High season), Mains Water & Electric.
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Amenities

Castro Verde Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
Theme:
  • Farm Holidays
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Alarm Clock
  • Activities Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , bidet
  • All bathrooms are tiled with underfloor heating for the winter months. Hot water provided by a solar system.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , suite facilities, walk-in shower
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , suite facilities, bath
  • Both bedrooms have en suite facilities, a walk-in shower or bath, WC, hand basin. Master Bedroom - Double doors onto side private terrace, hairdryer, eurpoean plug, alarm clock and night light provided. Twin Bedroom - Two sets of double doors open onto front and side private terrace, night light provided. We provide fresh 100% cotton linen, towels and pool towels are replaced mid week. Our bedrooms have shuttered windows, cooling fans for the summer months and underfloor heating for the winter months.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Binoculars
  • Tennis Court
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Gated Community
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • library
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
Notes:
Guest Hamper A guest welcome hamper awaits you, it includes: bottled water, local wine, cheese & bread. Our own honey, homemade preserves, homemade scones/pastries, our fresh farm eggs, freshly squeezed orange juice from our grove. Milk, butter, pate, tea, coffee & sugar. Initial sundries: terrace candles, liquid soap, toilet rolls, bin liners, & washing up liquid. Planning 'Something Special' We can provide any or all of the following: champagne on ice, handmade chocolates, a bouquet of flowers. We will also recommend the best fine dining in the area, book a taxi, or help you arrange a special activity day. For the Children We provide a variety of DVD's as well as free-view sat TV channels. The houses have books, board games, pens, paper and puzzles. Night lights are provided. Buckets, spades, sun shades and boules sets for the beach. Local festivals throughout the year, local cuisine and historical sites. Within an hour of the beach and nearest international airport.
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