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Breathtaking Villa Set In A Rural, Town and Beach Environment

Bedrooms 9
Space 2,152,780 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1 Master Suite, 6 Double-Bedrooms, Guest House (+2 Bedrooms). (AL)

Situated at only 5 minutes from a small city, 15mn from the beach and set on a rural environment with full privacy, Vargem das Colmeias has treated our family very well over the years. Memories of long hot Summers and Winter's cold enough just to have a good excuse to light up the fireplace and enjoy a bottle of fine red wine will live on with us forever.

Built in 1998 and drawn by an architect in the family, Vargem das Colmeias is surrounded by 16 acres of land and forest with a high peak with a magnificent 360º view ranging all the way to the sea and 'round to Santiago's Castle.

The Villa itself is beautiful as you can see for yourself in the photos and is equipped with most modern amenities. The Villa consists of a Main Bedroom, located on the top floor of the house which is equipped with a spacious dressing room, a luxurious bathroom and a veranda overlooking the pool and garden area. There are 6 other double bedrooms, all with private bathrooms and if you have the need to accommodate more family or guests, you have access to a cozy little guest house where 4 to 8 more people can comfortably stay.

There are two large and comfortable living rooms, one is directed at comfort and socializing and the second one for entertainment (TV, Pool Table, Stereo System). There is also a dining room.

The front of the house leads to a beautiful garden with a 20 meter long pool which has a lovely wooden shack serving as support, providing shade, a refrigerator and a table for 20.

Our own personal staff is included. They will tend to your rooms, to the garden and pool area. Antonio and Dana have been with us for a good ten years now, they are amazing people and absolutely trustworthy.

Vargem das Colmeias is located approximately a 1h30m drive from both Lisbon and Faro airports, right in the Costa Alentejana, a privileged part of the Portuguese coast, where you can find peace and quiet or entertainment, depending on your mood. Same to be said for the beaches, you can find yourself a deserted beach or one with restaurants and consequently more people.

I could write all day along about our beautiful house and how amazing the Costa Alentejana is in every sense but now that you got a taste from the pictures, come find for yourself or give me a call so we can talk some more, I'll tell you everything you'd like to know. See you soon.

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Vargem das Colmeias
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, (
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Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

Why Vargem das Colmeias chose Santiago do Cacem

The Family spent a good two years looking for the perfect spot to build our holiday home. We wanted somewhere that wasn't too far from the capital, somewhere close to the beach with good waves (my brother s and I are all surfers) and somewhere where we could still have fun and things to do but that wasn't overly crowded like the Algarve. We like to think we did find the perfect spot and so we bought it and build our dream house.


Santiago do Cacém Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2152780 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 10 - toilet , shower
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Master Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 8 - in Guest House - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 9 - in Guest House - 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms have single beds, if you would like us to join bed in any of the rooms to make up for a double bed, we will do so upon request
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
House Keeper included, daily cleaning Guests provide their own meals Saturday to saturday


5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Breathtaking Villa Set In A Rural, Town and Beach Environment
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Fantastic memories of a great week!

  • 5 of 5

Thirteen of us from age 7 to 70! Fantastic house, very well equipped and with plenty of space for everyone!

The younger ones loved the pool and the games room; the "less young ones" enjoy the confortable living room and balcony and the "being away from it all".

Dana and her husband were fantastic and very helpfull always ensuring that we had a confortable stay.

We loved our holiday at Vargem das Colmeias. We will always treasure the memories we made!

Thank you for letting us have your house.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your nice review, we hope to see you again. Best regards Vargem das Colmeias
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Great house, Great memories!

  • 5 of 5

I was lucky enough to have spent several holidays at this beautiful country/beach house. Everything from the food to the tranquil environment and to the dazzling sunsets will blow your minds. I highly recommend it. I miss it

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Um fim-de-semana fantástico

  • 5 of 5

Éramos 7 pessoas e fomos passar um fim-de-semana na última semana de junho. Foi um fim-de-semana fantástico, adorámos a casa e sentimo-nos todos muito à vontade, visto que a casa tem ótimas condições: a cozinha, os quartos, a sala de jogos, a sala de estar, a piscina, e um jardim lindo... Foi de tal maneira agradável que acabámos por nem sair da casa nem visitar qualquer praia ou arredores da zona. Também os caseiros (a Dana e o António) foram sempre muito simpáticos e prestáveis. É ótimo para quem precisa de um descanso silencioso, sem qualquer barulho da cidade. Aconselhamos bastante e com certeza que voltaremos.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Grandes férias

  • 5 of 5

Éramos 14 e alugámos a casa em Julho.

A casa é fantástica, a piscina e o jardim lindos.

As cores do final da tarde fizeram-me lembrar Africa.

Quisemos aproveitar a casa o mais possivél, e por isso acabámos por ir á praia só duas vezes, uma fica a 10mn a outra a 15mn.

O local é sossegado, ficando só a 5mn de Santiago do Cacém, e a 10mn de Sines.

A casa está muito bem equipada e muito confortavél.

Tive a sorte de me calhar a suite principal, que é um luxo.

Os mais novos ficaram independentes na "Guest house" que tinha 2 quartos e uma sala só para eles.

No dia da entrada fomos recebidos pela Dana, que foi durante toda a semana muito prestavél.

A Vargem das Colmeias excedeu largamente as nossas expectativas.

Já reservamos para o próximo ano.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Diogo V.

  • 5 of 5

Had the chance to spend New Years Eve and several Summers at this place and it's unbelievable, the view is amazing and that swimming pool has a lot of quality for a morning swim and either to have lunch or sunset dinner (and what an amazing sunset this is). The place is so chill and quiet you can hear the nature all around you and enjoy Portugal at it's best! Recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Lisbon Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Santiago do Cacem
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Areias Brancas
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Santiago do Cacém Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season J
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season A
Jul 30 2017 - Sep 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Normal week saturday to saturday
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

-Price includes daily cleaning and No catering
-Payment by Bank Transfer

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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