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Newly Renovated Apartment in Medieval Castle overlooking Estremoz, near Évora - Castle House

Bedrooms 2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights



Castle House

This comfortable apartment occupies the second floor of this traditional house. It can be rented together with the Castle Wall House for an extra capacity of 2/3 people.

It has 2 bedrooms, (one with a double bed, the other with 2 twin beds) a living room , bathroom with shower and a fully equipped kitchen. The living room has a double sofa bed that can take two extra people.

Panoramic views over Estremoz

About the property

Castle House

Located inside the castle walls and with views of Estremoz and the Alentejo plains, this charming and comfortable apartment occupies a traditional 16th century house renovated in 2012.

Less than five minutes walk away, you can find the 13th century castle with its marble tower, the municipal museum, art galleries, and some of the best restaurants in the region. A bit further downhill (500m) you reach the town centre where you can explore beautiful churches, the antiques and local produce market, traditional shops and experience the lifestyle and character of Alentejo.

Nearby, but better with a car, you can visit some top class wine cellars (wine tasting can be arranged), the town of Vila Viçosa with its royal palace, Reguengos de Monsaraz and the Alqueva dam (largest man made lake in Europe), the carpet weaving town of Arraiolos and the World Heritage sites of Évora and Elvas.

Regarding activities, besides gastronomy and wine tasting, you can choose to visit the marble quarries and local artists, swim in the municipal pools or nearby lakes: excellent spots for canoeing, fishing and rowing (some of Europe’s top rowing teams train here). Hiking, birdwatching, cycling and stargazing, due to the low pollution and beautiful nature, are also a popular activities.

More Details

Rodrigo Freitas
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

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A capacidade recomendada é de 4 pessoas. Para grupos superiores, por favor adicionar 15€ por pessoa/noite (até um máximo de 6 pessoas).
Recommended capacity is 4 persons. For larger groups please add 15€ per person/night (up to 6 persons).


Estremoz Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Room 1 - 1 double
    Room 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Castle House
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews
Fairbanks, Alaska

What a magical experience staying within the walls of a castle!

  • 5 of 5

Rodrigo was a fantastic host who provided valuable and insightful information prior to and during our visit. He met us at the door with a smile (even though we arrived later than planned) and made sure we had everything we needed. The apartment was more enchanting than expected and we completely loved staying there. The apartment had everything we needed and the community of Estremoz was filled with wonderful restaurants and shops. People in the community were so kind and friendly. We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Great location inside the castle walls!

  • 5 of 5

Walking distance to town square, all the shops and restaurants are only 5 min away. Very quiet, clean and comfortable. The owner had very helpful info for many good places to go for any need! Would recommend it to friends or stay again myself!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fab holiday at Castle House

  • 5 of 5

I never thought that we actually would stay Inside Castelo de Estremoz and stayed I one of the Casa de Castelo. It was quite nice surprise☺ Castle House is Unique, we had everything we need in there. It's good location too, walking distance to get to Centro of Estremoz. The owner (Rodrigo) is very friendly and very helpful during our stay. For all, we had a great holiday at Estremoz 💜

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Lafayette, NY

Thoughtfully restored apartment in beautiful town

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in the Castle Wall apartment was one of the highlights of our 3 week tour of Portugal and Spain. We were greeted by Filipa, a friend of the owner, who was so warm in welcoming us and so helpful throughout our visit, that she felt like a friend and good neighbor by the time we left. Part of a 500 year old house, the apartment has been lovingly restored, retaining its arched doorways, deep recessed windows, and old fireplace wall. When we shut up the window and door at night, we could appreciate how it migot have felt to live within a castle wall hundreds of years ago. At the same time, however, the ancient space has a well laid out kitchen area and bath, and a cozy sitting room and bedroom, making for a very comfortable stay. We also enjoyed the narrow little terrace with views onto the lower town and countryside beyond.

The old upper town of Estremoz is built of marble and was breathtaking when we drove up through the drawbridge and saw it glowing in the sun for the first time. It's perfectly located for exploring the area. We just wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casa do Castelo

  • 5 of 5

Large appartment with window view on a little town square on front side, and window town view on the back. Situated in historic town center uphill, very central in the area. Evora, Elvas, and Monsaraz were well worth their visit. Hostess Neida was very helpfull showing us around.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Denver, CO

Wonderful, Authentic Experiece!

  • 5 of 5

If you see looking for the chance to get off the usual tourist track experience the real Portugal then do not miss touring the Alentejo region and staying at this wonderful apartment. We are a family of four and spent 4 night enjoying Neida's warm hospitality and generous spirit. The apartment is lovely- clean, well cared for, spacious, and located in a 500 year old building within Estremoz's castle walls. Neida helped arrange tours for us, brought us produce fresh from the garden, and sent us off feeling like we'd been adopted by our new Portugese grandmother. Estremoz and Alentejo are wonderful and quite undiscovered...but not for long! So don't miss the unique and unforgettable experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: When you decide to come if you tell me what are you interested at,i can have a few programs. Art?Roman sites?Arquitecture? Horses? Wine?Rowing?Eating?A course on portuguese cuisine?Tapestry?.Name it. I will do my best with pleasure.
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Nearest Airport
170 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
170 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
75 Kilometres
Golf del Guadiana - Badajoz
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
165 Kilometres
Car: recommended

In Estremoz you can experience Alentejo at its fullest.

Live inside a medieval castle, visit such picturesque places as Reguengos de Monsaraz or the carpet weaving town of Arraiolos. Explore World Heritage sites such as Évora and Elvas. Swim in the the largest man made lake in Europe. Taste the rich wines and gastronomy.

The town is located 170K from Lisbon and 70Km from Spain and serviced by public transport and motorways.

The roads are good and there isn’t much traffic what makes Estremoz the ideal base to explore the nature and culture of one of Europe’s most unspoiled regions.


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