SUNSHINE, WISTERIA AND ORANGE BLOSSOM

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P Mollet

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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SUNSHINE, WISTERIA AND ORANGE BLOSSOM

Redondo Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Roman-Andalus Style Guesthouse

Monte das Sesmarias is a delightful converted farmhouse, the home of an Anglo-Portuguese family currently living abroad. Our guesthouse located close to the main building has a huge double bedroom with en-suite bathroom/shower giving onto a private colonnaded terrace with a water pond. A private sitting room with a double futon can be used as a second bedroom for extra children and friends. There is a second full bathroom for extra guests. For those wishing to cook at home, a kitchenette built in an old bread oven room can be used to prepare light meals.

The guesthouse is a stone's throw from a large shared pool surrounded by orange and lemon trees.

Sesmarias is set in an olive grove surrounded by cork forests. It's silence is broken only by the occasional visit of the local shepherd and his sheep. It is a paradise for walkers and bird watchers. Visiting ornithologists have logged 100+ species including the great grey shrike, hoopoe and black-winged kite.

In addition to private guests, the guesthouse at Monte das Sesmarias has been designed to provide accommodation for teachers and students attending workshops at the main house. A yoga studio with exquisite views can be used by yoga groups or for other activities such as dance, music etc. Availability of the guesthouse means that there is no group activity, so peace and quiet can be guaranteed. Please contact the owner if you want to enquire about the yoga studio.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

P Mollet

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Speaks english, french, portuguese
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 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

Property Reviews

Sunshine, Wisteria and Orange blossom
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews
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Sunshine, Wisteria and Orange blossom
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p893800
+351 91 2352213
Redondo Evora region
4

Beautiful place

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
The guest cottage was very comfortable and more spacious than we expected. It was stylishly decorated and the terrace was a lovely spot for enjoying the views, reading and relaxing. The pool is just around the corner, in a peaceful and secluded setting. The surrounding olive grove and cork forest is great for walks, and we loved picking blackberries. Seismarias is definitely somewhere we would want to return to in future.
Helpful votes: 2/3
business
Sunshine, Wisteria and Orange blossom
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p893800
+351 91 2352213
Redondo Evora region
5

Exceptional value in lovely location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
Monte das Sesmarias is a delightful cottage with everyone you might need for a quiet stay. We asked for some basic provisions on arrival and found a basket with farm eggs and home-made jams. We spent the days either exploring the cork forest and local vineyards or driving round local market towns. The local restaurants are fantastic and clearly geared more for locals than tourists. On a practical note, it's good to have fast internet. I couldn't give a stronger recommendation.
Helpful votes: 2/3

Map

Nearest Airport
170 Kilometres
Lisbon/Faro
Car: necessary

Monte das Sesmarias lies in the heart of the Alentejo region, in an area surrounded by cork forests and vineyards. The cottage forms part of an estate that has been in the hands of the same Anglo-Portuguese family for more than a century. The family-owned vineyard is in walking distance and guests can try the award-winning wines and talk to the resident wine-maker. This is an ideal location for touring the Alentejo; Estremoz, Evora, Reguengos de Monsarraz are all within an easy drive. The more adventurous can venture across the Spanish border to the Roman city of Merida and Caceres and be back in time for a late lunch. Local restaurants serving regional fare abound - try the ensopado de borrego (lamb stew) or bucheixas de porco (pork cheeks, if you dare!).

Walkers can enjoy long treks that take in fabulous views while birdwatchers can clock up species such as hoopoes, sardinian warblers, bee-eaters and black-winged kites to name just a few.

The absense of light pollution at night provide a spectacular night sky which can be enjoyed by all. Previous guests have included astronomers. Try counting meteorites.

Sadly, if you want discos and nightclubs you have come to the wrong place. There is no TV but broadband internet ensures a solid link to the outside world.

Daytrips to Lisbon are doable, if a bit of a slog. Best enjoy your surroundings and soak up the unique atmosphere.

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Availability & Rates

Redondo Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
Euro
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring
Feb 1 2014 - May 31 2014
€75
€75
€200
€350
2 nights
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Jun 30 2014
€100
€100
€250
€450
7 nights
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2014 - Nov 1 2014
€100
€100
€250
€500
2 nights
 

Notes

  • Ask us for long term winter rates

Amenities

Redondo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Budget
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Firewood
  • Parking
  • Basic Soaps
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet ...
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Shampoo
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Sitting room/Bedroom - 1 double , Futon - Extra bed available
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Child cot available
Entertainment:
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Beach Towels
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • forests
  • museums
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting small game

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