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Milfontes: Cottage overlooking the Mira river estuary and the Atlantic Ocean

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

Description

Vila Nova de Milfontes House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a terrace with magnificent view

This is a lovely cottage in the old part of the village (Milfontes was founded in 1485), facing the pier at the mouth of the river where the river Mira meets the Ocean. We have used it for years for family beach retreats, reading/writing holidays, and cozy Christmases, and everything in the house will help you towards these endeavours!

It has three floors. On the ground floor, there is a living room with a dining area and small kitchen. The living room has hundreds of books of a wide range of genres in English, French and Portuguese. I keep most of my fiction at Mira Mira, ranging from P.D. James to Granta Magazines to the Greek classics. It has two small sofas and a dining room table seating 6, as well as a fireplace.

The kitchen has an elevator (a dumb-waiter) to take food to the roofterrace on the top floor. The terrace is perfect for meals - we usually have all our meals there in summer. We also have a sun-lounger there for tanning, and a sink and small fridge for making cocktails.

Just inside the terrace is a studio with a double futon (great for breezy naps), and a table for writing and amusements. In winter we light the cast iron stove.

Take the spiral staircase down to the middle floor, and you will find the master bedroom, and a bedroom with one or two beds. Both bedrooms with river view.

Each floor has a bathroom. One of the bathrooms has a full bath, and the top floor has a wetroom (like showering in a sailboat!).

The house is cool in summer because of the very thick stone walls, and every room has a built-in heater for winter (plus the fireplace). There is a iron stove in the Studio. You'll also find a TV and DVD player, dishwasher and washing machine, and all the kitchen basics (microwave, toaster, etc...).

The location is excellent - within easy reach of all the wild beaches of the Alentejo protected coast, with magnificent hiking trails. Within Milfontes, you can hire bikes, taking surfing/kayaking lessons, go fishing and horse riding, or just sip caipirinhas on the beach. There are excellent restaurants and bars in town, and the house is very close, but nicely tucked away from the noise.

There is a direct coach from Milfontes to Lisbon. Milfontes is served by Lisbon and Faro airports. About 2 hours15 minutes, each way by car.

Our neighbour looks after us when we stay, and it is also an option for you to hire her- fresh bread delivered in the morning, daily cleaning, or a home-cooked meal for your arrival, for example.

Priority will be given to members of Mira Mira Book Club. To join just give a book you thoroughly enjoyed to the library.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2016

About The Owner

I am an academic in the field of International Relations, Human Rights.

I hold a D. Phil. from Oxford University, and served as Cultural Counsellor to the Portuguese Embassies in Washington and in London.

I love literature, fiction, autobiographies, crime novels. I also love travelling and India is my favourite get away.

Lately, I've joined a Jungian Institute. Jung's work combines my main interests in thought and practice.

The Owner purchased this house in 2002

Why The Owner chose Odemira

As a child, my mother used to spend her holidays in Milfontes and I bought this house upon my return to Portugal because in my opinion it is the prettiest village on the wild coast of Alentejo. I have enjoyed great times here with friends or alone surrounded by my books.

What makes this house unique

Unspoilt beaches of the Vicentina Coast. The house and the village have evrything you may need (v. detailed description)

Reviews

2 traveler reviews

Milfontes: Cottage overlooking the Mira river estuary and the Atlantic Ocean
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
5

wunderschönes Haus in toller Lage

  • 5 of 5

Drei Wochen hatten wir Gelegenheit in diesem wunderschönen Haus, ausgestattet mit allen (und noch viel mehr) was man zu einem erholsamen Urlaub braucht. Die Dachterrasse und das Studio bestechen mit ihrer Helligkeit und Blick. Die Schlafzimmer sind geräumig und die Betten super. Alles ist mit viel Geschmack und Liebe zum Detail eingerichtiet. Die vielen Bücher sorgen sofort für eine Atmosphäre, in der man sich wohlfühlt. Dass das Haus viele schöne Plätze zum Lesen hat, versteht sich dann von selbst...Die Lage ist sehr schön am Rand des alten Ortskerns. Alles ist zu Fuß erreichbar: Geschäfte, Restaurnts und Strände. Das Auto kann man getrost stehen lassen. Die Strände sind gepflegt und schön. Besser geht es nicht!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy, dear Andreas and Gabriele, that you enjoyed your stay in my house. Yes! the house is exactly as I use it, with everything that I need for a comfortable stay. I thank you for having been such exceptional guest and leaving the house in such good order. I can't praise you enough. I hope your intention to come back, as you told me you would, comes true. I'll be delighted to welcome you again. Warm greetings, Graça Sorry I can't answer you in German!
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5

Superbe maison avec vue sur le Mira

  • 5 of 5

Mira mira est une maison, un endroit idyllique, merveilleusement placé, décoré avec beaucoup de gout mais ausi tres bien équipé pour passer des vacances tres agreables et tranquilles.

La vue, le Mira, la lumierere et la terasse nous ont enchanté.

Nous reviendrons sûrement.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup! Je suis ravie q vous ayez passé des jours aussi agréables q nous en famille. Vous serez toujours les bienvenus. G
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Map

Nearest Airport
230 Kilometres
Lisbon or Faro
Nearest Barpub
Ritual
Nearest Restaurant
Fateixa
Nearest Beach
Vila Nova de Milfontes
Car: not necessary

Perfect location for walking and hiking along the coast. Miles of unspoilt, wild beaches.

Rates & Availability

Vila Nova de Milfontes House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Décembre
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$86
 
 
Janvier-Mars
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$86
 
 
Mars-début Avril
Mar 20 2017 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$86
 
 
Pâques
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$118
 
 
fin Mars-Mai
Apr 24 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$107
 
 
début Juin
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
$118
 
 
Fin Juin
Jun 16 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$123
 
 
Début Juillet
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
$129
 
 
Fin Juillet
Jul 16 2017 - Jul 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$134
 
 
Août
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$145
 
 
Début Septembre
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
$118
 
 
Fin Septembre
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$107
 
 
Octobre-Novembre
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$86
 
 
Décembre
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$86
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$107
$536
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Vila Nova de Milfontes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 135 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 double
    - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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