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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Built and registered in 1947, by Antonio Galvao, where he lived with his wife children and grandchildren. Restored (according to Ordinance No. 937/2008) for tourist purposes and means of dissemination of the whole valley of Alvôco area. Situated in the Serra da Estrela Natural Park on the right bank of the river Alvôco, its waters are pure and crystalline, tempt the palate of those who pass by here, on vacation or simple getaway weekend. Enjoy climbing the tower, the highest point of continental Portugal or visit the tourist village of Piodão.


Owner
Owner
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2017

Amenities

Seia Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • 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
Theme:
  • Farm Holidays
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • 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

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
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House of Galvao - country house in the natural park of Serra da Estrela
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews
4

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: Jun 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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4

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: Jul 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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5

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: Jun 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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5

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

Fantástico

  • 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

Cumprimentos

Germano Moser

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Sossego

  • 4 of 5

A casa é limpa, confortável e tem tudo o que é necessário para uma estadia de vários dias em "self-catering". A Aldeia é fantástica e muito sossegada. O unico problema é que a casa não é acessivel de carro (tem de se andar um pouco desde a entrada da aldeia) e está no cimo de uma escadaria o que para uma familia com uma criança pequena dificulta um pouco as coisas.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Covilha
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Covilha
Car: necessary

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

No inverno o preço inclui lenha

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.

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