Spectacular water front property with unparalleled ocean view. With a private access to the small beach, praia de Alportuche, probably the best snorkeling spot in Portugal and surrounded by a luxuriant Mediterranean vegetation, Casa Sul Mar has an unmatched location in all the Lisbon/Setubal. A wide front deck overlooking the ocean, 4 bedrooms (one double, 2 with 2 beds and one with a bunk bed sleeping 2 children), a large living room with fire place, 2 bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen, make Casa Sul Mar the place of choice for the best holidays of a life time.
Water front property, wide deck, 4 bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, pool
- english, french, spanish, portuguese
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 20, 2018
Why Pedro Vieira chose Portinho da Arrรกbida
Casa Sul Mar was built for my grand mother in 1950 by the famous portuguese designer Eduardo Anahory. The house has always been used as a family holiday and week end hide out, being rented at times when we spent holidays elsewhere. My grand mother passed away in 2010, and I inherited the house from my mother and started a complete renovation maintaining the full original traits of the house but giving it all the confort and amnities of a modern house. Today you can be at Casa Sul Mar as confortable during the hot Arrábida summer as well as during the winter time. The house coupled with the mystic environment of Serra da Arrábida with its unique ocean view and luxuriant vegetation, make this spot my favorite place in the world.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
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Wonderful vacation in Casa Sul Mar
We stayed 2 weeks in Casa Sul Mar and it was wonderful. The house is very cosy and well equipped. The view from the terrace is spectacular, we spent hours just looking at the sea. We did our shopping in Setubal at the Mercado do Livramento. The fish, seafood, fruit and vegetable were amazing and so fresh! Pedro and Raquel, the owner of the house, are very friendly and helpful. Our vacation was a full success.
Suzanne and Hans, Geneva
Thank you so much for your wonderful review, it was a pleasure hosting you and we look forward to another visit in the future.
Blissful stay in stunning natural surroundings
We absolutely loved Casa Sul Mar. A real gem, full of character, stupendous location and views over the ocean. Within the wild and beautiful hills of Arrabida, an unspoilt paradise of natur. Great place for a 21st century detox (but excellent wifi!). The high green mountainside is topped by a world class wild drive of breathtaking beauty. Hills sweep down to a necklace of glorious beaches fiercely protected from the traffic in high summer. Eagles soar, dolphins can be seen in the bay and apparently it is even home to wildcat and lynx. Closest beach, Portinho, only 10 or 15 minutes walk away, with a few beachside eateries. We chose O Farol where food and friendly service highly recommended. Beach is lovely, safe and shallow with interesting walks along the shore. Good place to cycle on the low road which gets closed off in summer.
The house was perfect for us. A large cosy living room and big dining table. Massive glass sliding doors onto a huge deck area overlooking the ever-changing sea ad skyscape. Mesmerising. We spent many happy hours here. When hot enough the plunge pool is fun - with awesome views. Bedrooms, simple but cosy, and a very well equipped kitchen. It’s a great family space. Everything super clean and tidy. Furnished with great character; very homely and welcoming.
Spectacular beaches abound nearby and a bit further away the livelier Costa da Caparica with Atlantic rollers and lots of eateries. A little train goes up and down this 17km fabulous seashore.
We enjoyed wandering around the old parts of Setubal, had the best grilled sardines in a tiny local square, everyone so friendly. Bought magnificent huge steaks at the indoor market. Delicious. Recommend a trip to the Setubal castle where there is a bar up on the battlements with long reaching views. A restaurant in the evening. So much to explore further afield - one week isn’t really enough - we hope to return.
Our hosts Pedro and Raquel could not have been more helpful and kind. They responded swiftly to all our communications and were very attentive to everything. It was great to meet them and get some local tips (especially about food at the Setubal market!)
Impossible to imagine anyone not having a superb vacation in this perfect escape-it-all location not visited by the big tour operators. We can’t wait to return. It has far exceeded our expectations and we can see why lots of folk visit in winter
Thank you Pedro and Raquel
Catherine and Martin, and Oliver
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Comments like yours truly make our day and reward all our efforts to be a unique spot in Portugal. We very much look forward to welcoming you again very soon. You know where we are, just look us up!
Obrigado, Pedro&Raquel Vieira
Beautiful house in a stunning area
We were a party of 5 adults and we all adored the house and location. The house is stunning and really well equipped. We loved sitting on the terrace watching the dolphins and enjoying the boats passing by. The beach is 5 minutes walk away and was the perfect snorkling and swimming spot. Raquel was really welcoming. We will definetly be back!
Thank you very much for your wonderful review, we certainly look forward to welcoming you again at Casa Sul Mar hopefully very very soon.
Being so near to the beach gave us a luxurious-feeling. You can stare over the see, look at the waves and small boats. The house and the veranda were perfect. So was the small swimmingpool (Which is not in the garden of the house but in the garden of the owner, very closeby). The small bay is perfect, the kids used the snorkeling-gear and were happy. Actually we were looking forward to the bicycles and the kayak (as mentioned at the website), but they are not there. There was a SUP but you couldn’t use it, Maybe When you ask. A good, good house to recommend!
Dear M. thank you for your kind review of our house. We are sorry that you did not find what you were expecting. If you look on the site, we do mention that both bycicles, Kayaks and SUP can be rented and arranged easily. We again told you this on check in. We left in the house the contact for the rental which are just 15 minutes walk from the house in Portinho. Again sorry that you did not understand this. NEvertheless we are glad you had a good time at our house.
an amazing place to stay in an extraordinarily beautiful part of Portugal
This is a truly amazing property. It is set in the Arrabida National Park which is beautiful, and the view from the property of Setubal Bay is breathtaking. The owner of the property couldn't have been more helpful, with really useful advice about how to make the most of our two days there (even lending us his umbrella!!!). It was such a pity we didn't have more time as there is so much to see and do - time on the lovely little private beach, a five minute walk from the house (I wish we had gone in the summer so we could go snorkelling), time in Portinho da Arrabida, a tiny group of houses and cafes and a beach fifteen minutes' walk in the other direction from the house. We also went out to Sesimbra and saw the fishing port and the castle, we took a boat trip to see the wonderful dolphins of the Sado Estuary and we rode horses on the beach at Comporta across the estuary past Troia as the sun was setting. It was then wonderful to come back to the house and sit by the fire and watch the ocean. I can't recommend this house or the area enough. AMAZING!
Dear C. and family, thank you so much for your wonderful and detailed of your stay at our house. Next time you simply have to stay longer and enjoy everything else Arrábida has to offer.
Até breve. Obrigado
Best view ever, close to beach and sightseeing
Very nice owner, excellent contact in advance. The house is locatet in a private way, the main road is a bit away.
The house description was really accurate, it was clean an well-maintened. Wonderfull view (ships, dolphins, sunrise ...)nice garden, two terraces (sun from sunrise till afternoon) and pool (owner's garden), which was small but very practical (we loved it). About 100 m away, it descends a staircase to the small beach (to swim or to snorkel in the protected bay. The other (also very popular) beaches are not far away (20 minutes by foot, half an hour by car) in Serra Arrabida oder the "Open Ocean" by meca.
It is a very good house in a popular region, sightseeing, swimming.. including. We highly recommand Casa sul Mar and we say OBRIGADO to Raquel and Pedro.
Thank you very much for your very kind review we trully appreciate families who enjoy our house for what it is we try to make our best to make it an extension of who we are so your review could not be better :-). We certainly hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again in the near future.
Danke schön, thank you, Obrigado!
Only 45 Km South of Lisbon, in the heart of Parque Natural da Arrábida and located above the small beach of Alportuche, Casa Sul Mar is the place of election to spend your holidays all year round in Costa Azul. Built in 1950 under a design of the Portuguese famous designer Eduardo Anahory for the grandmother of the current owner and totally renovated in 2012, Casa Sul Mar has a private access to Alportuche beach known for its unique snorkelling conditions. Praia do Portinho da Arrábida one of the 7 natural wonders of Portugal is only a 15 minute walk away, as inumerous walking circuits and mountain bike tracks. Setúbal and Azeitão are are only 15 Km away allowing to alternate unforgettable beach days with visits to many of the local attractions, such as wineries, markets, churches, castles etc. Should you wish to wonder a little further, Évora a World Heritage medieval town, is just one hour away.
Additional information about rental rates
Cancellation fee. 25% deposit is rehinbursed fully up to 15 days after payment. Remaining 75% once paid is not rehinbursed. 1 – Pets not allowed 2- Non smoking house. Smoking is only permitted outside 3- Due to risk of forest fires Bar-B-Q’s inside or outside the house are not permitted 4- House occupancy is only for the number of contracted guests 5 – Organization of parties in the property is not permitted. 6- owner declines responsability for any accidents occured when using the swiming pool