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House of Galvao - country house in the natural park of Serra da Estrela

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Welcome to Casa do Galvão - Casa de Campo - (T. E.R.) Rural Tourism

Built and registered in 1947, by António Galvão. Restored (according to Ordinance No. 937/2008) for tourism purposes and means of dissemination of the entire Vale of Alvôco and its surroundings. Located in the Natural Park Serra da Estrela on the right bank of the river Alvôco, where its pure and crystalline waters contrast with the green landscapes.

Rural tranquility for a holiday or just a weekend getaway.

Start by discovering wonderful tourist areas such as the Tower (Serra da Estrela), the village of Piodão, as well as the banks of the river Alvoco that provide moments of fun and fabulous fun.

hiking | btt canoeing

                                  sport fishing

                                agricultural activities


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Registration Number : 3464

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018


Seia Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 double
    - 1 double
    - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • skiing
  • swimming


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House of Galvao - country house in the natural park of Serra da Estrela
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews

Great deal, nice place.

  • 4 of 5

This little house is located in a nearly depopulated village, The surroundings are peaceful, the house is charming and provides nearly everything. It is wonderfully free of knick knacks, everything is there including a dishwasher, a washing machine is nearby. The mattresses are a bit hard (as they are everywhere in Portugal) and the shower is tiny - you can't bend over, if you drop something you need to get out of the stall to pick it up. As everywhere in Portugal, there is a bidet, which used to be a nice fixture before people had showers. The woodburning stove is great, but we would have liked a bit more comfortable seating around it - another small couch. The outdoor seating areas are very nice, enhanced by several very friendly visiting cats. Very comfortable outdoor chairs are provided. Linens, cutlery and dishes are plentiful. We would have liked more than 1 dish soap tablets :-) Overall, this place was by far the nicest and the best deal of the 4 we rented. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much: D. Carla for your evaluation and skin your visit We will always improve to the next Galvao House
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Süßes kleines Haus in wunderschöner Lage. Wir haben den Aufenthalt sehr genossen

  • 5 of 5

Klein aber fein, uns hat nichts gefehlt. Die Lage ist abgeschieden aber traumhaft schön und wir haben die Ruhe und die Natur sehr genossen

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ficamos muito contentes com o vosso feedback , esperemos que voltem. Muito obrigado Casa do Galvão
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Relaxing experience in the heart of rural Portugal

  • 4 of 5

We chose the house for its closeness to the heart of Serra da Estrela, for the quiet of its surroundings, and for its charm judging from the photos: the house is just like on the pictures online. It is cool Inside, especially the downstairs rooms, and with the altitude it is cool at night in the area. The house has 3 outsides spaces, so you can be in the shade or in the sun as you choose at every hour of the day. The surroundings are truly beautiful: the mountain-sides felt a bit daunting at first, but we got to really enjoy the sight of the nearby villages (Vasco Esteves, Alvoco da Serra, Loriga...). Closeby activities included walking in the mountains, relaxing at the house in the sunshade, and swimming in the amazing brooke at the foot of the village!! A day-trip to Coimbra or Piódão is easy. The house is very conveniently equipped, there are no shops in Aguincho itself, but there are smaller and larger shops as well as great restaurants in nearby villages, and a baker stops by everyday in Aguincho. The hosts were very helpful and kind, and the house was spotless clean.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muito muito obrigado sr.Guillaume Pela vossa simpatia. gostamos muito de os receber José /Casa do Galvao
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Friendly and quiet accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the stay in the charming and very quiet Casa Calvao very much.

Everything in the house is of the best quality and everything necessary is available.

In this valley there are infinitely many wonderful walks and also bathing in the river is announced.

We met the nicest people in Aguincho and the surrounding villages. Many Thanks!

Many greetings to our friends in the LAF bar in Fradigas.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muito obrigado sr. Norbert Pela sua visita e pela sua simpatia Casa do Galvão
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Gemütliches Häuschen

  • 5 of 5

Schönes sauberes Haus.

Freundliche hilfsbereite Vermieter.

Die Umgebung ist traumhaft, das Haus sehr ruhig gelegen.

Sehr gut für Alle die eine Auszeit brauchen und oder wandern möchten.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Muito obrigado pela vossa simpatia. Esperemos que voltem. Casa do Galvão
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  • 5 of 5

A casa estava fantástica, recomendo vivamente, fica no meio de uma aldeia onde o acesso é através de curva e contra curva, mas em 25min se chega a torre.

Tudo muito limpo e aconchegado. Fomos muiyo bem recebidos.

Certamente iremos repetir


Germano Moser

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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